My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Molly Got Her "A" Kicked!

"They can't censor the gleam in my eye." ~ From the book of Moxie, Charles Laughton

Well, I'm 6 days into my new adventure. For 6 days, I've been working on Cookie Concoctions and been wishy washy about it as well - even applied for a couple of jobs. Of course I have (you say). I'm breathing right down the neck of fear...or rather, it's breathing down mine!

But today I realized that the Six of Hearts card was right. I am surrounded by a community that is standing for my success in this adventure. SURROUNDED! People I don't even know are using their energy for my success! And the women that have shown up to support me are nothing shy of amazing! Isn't it nice when we raise each other up to greatness?

I haven't even publicly issued my website yet, or "officially" started selling and I already have Rhonda Kay, Pedro, Lisa, Auntie Lisa, Kelly, and my girlees tweaking it, making suggestions, creating new ideas, proofing it, adding to it! Lisa helped me come up with my "logo" concept (now just need to get it done by a graphic arts person). Kelly has offered to take all the cookie pictures for me! Ross has helped me get my website going (such a patient teacher). My husband is already selling the idea to people! And all it's cost me so far, is some cookies and $51 to own my domain. Ma'an! How great are these people in my life?

Add that to the fact that Rhonda Kay has already been talking it up to everyone at her work and told me how proud she is of me...My cousin Melissa sent me an email to wish me Good Luck and that she couldn't believe no one ever thought of this before...My sister-in-law Jennifer sent me an email congratulating me and thanking me for reminding her to be all you can be as God intended you to be...Kelly has added some great ideas to my business venture...Merry Me might be my biggest fan already and she hasn't even tried one yet...Terri doesn't even know me at all and is truly excited to see me succeed and buy cookies from me...My Auntie Lisa wants to know where she can buy my cookies (and caramel corn) :o) ...Chelley already wants to place an order, OH, and she bookmarked me!...AND I think my daughters are going to explode with excitement and they can't wait for Saturday!

But the best part so far has been this morning when I went to my Dad and Mom's house to drop off the first little Cookie Concoctions package (ever made) and tell them of my decision to start this business. My mom smiled so big that I think she hurt her cheeks and my dad did not have ONE fatherly thing to say except "OOOOOOO honey"!! Not one negative anything. (Thank you God) Molly was SO expecting it -- she was ready even. But we slapped that Bag in the face and said "uh-uh...honey, not today"! We aren't gonna play Molly's games right now! It's an amazing (and rare) feeling when you get to kick the butt of your negative little voice...when you get to win...when your real voice gets to be louder than "Its" voice.

Don't get me wrong. It is still going to be a bit of a struggle not to make the money that I am accustomed to making, not to go to work for someone else, not to lead people, not to help customers with deep, important issues, but I'm ready to create a life so outside of any box I may have colored that nothing else seems more important. And it's OK if I miss those things. I missed baking when I was building houses too.

I will be linking my new website to this shortly. I just have a few more things I want to do before I can. Thank you to all of you who have raised me up. I feel it and I know you will continue to do so. And thanks for helping me kick Molly's a..... :o) She deserved it! Know it all.


  1. First of all, let me just say that I don't have to know you to know that this is a good idea. Forget Molly and start kicking some Mrs. Field's butt! Famous Amos, move over, there's a new kid on the block!

    I do hope you took some pictures of you and your mom and dad and cookie bag. That's one for the scrapbook for sure! I can only guess what my dad would have said to me, but it wouldn't have been ooooo, honey. I'm so glad you're getting the feedback you deserve.

  2. i teared up over reading your parents
    that in itself seems like a pretty wicked cool gift......
    you are so gonna rock at this!

  3. I am completely and totally stoked to hear that you are not only entertaining this idea, but that you are going forth, full steam ahead.
    I am in the middle of my own period of reinvention and expansion, and I've been getting pretty comfy with fear in a cool new way. Dani included this quote on her blog the other day, and it bears repeating here: "The next time you encounter fear, consider yourself lucky. This is where courage comes in. Usually we think that brave, strong and courageous people have no fear. The truth is that they are intimate with fear." (Pema Chodron).
    We do awesome, awesome things when we let ourselves feel the fear, and then move ahead anyway. Way to be brave, way to be courageous, way to totally awesomely live closer to your true self!!!!!
    Yay Tracey!