Today was a "marketing and networking" day. Starting at 8:00 am I attended my weekly networking group. Every other week I successfully talk myself out of going and give in to the pile of laundry or the dirty dishes in the sink but today I got dressed and attended and wouldn't you know it! A new guy joined us and not only does he own a handyman service but he works for several local builders. I don't have to tell you how great it is to meet someone like him when you own a decorating/staging business! I'm always looking for people (other than my husband) who can hang ceiling fans and curtain rods etc. (not to mention having an "in" with builders) I was really glad to meet him! (Did I mention that I had spinach quiche for breakfast during this meeting?)
Next it was off to Kirklands, a kitchen and bath center, sherwin williams and a local furniture store where I pitched an idea to do an in-store demonstration to their customers about decorating tips. All were fairly receptive to the idea but of course had to look at calendars, check with district managers, etc and all promised to get back to me by the end of the week.
I got back in my car after the last stop and I was feeling very motivated and excited about my productive morning. At this time I took a minute to look into mirror to apply some fresh lipstick and there it was.........do you see where I'm going with this???? A lovely piece of green spinach was peeking out one of my top teeth! I almost died when I realized that I had spoken to no less than 6 people in the last hour and a half with SPINACH IN MY TEETH!!! Can you get ANY more cliche than that?????
Oh well, what can a you do?? I guess I made a lasting impression on all of them. Do you think I'll get the gigs?
Oh yeah...did I mention that the name of my business is "Lasting Impressions?"
Happy Decorating-don't forget to check your teeth!