Saturday, January 14, 2006

Then I Prayed...

This dream has been two years in the making. I remember thinking. Is this a dream? Do I really want to do this? My kids were getting older and didn't need me as much. I needed something else to do. Is it hair? Do I really need something else to do? I did always want my own business and I have tried a number of different things only to get bored and move on. Ask he who keeps me grounded, my husband.

Then I decided to take on the hair business and I learned a couple of things about myself. It wasn't' that pretty. Scared to succeed, I didn't do one thing until it was time to look back at my accomplishments for the year. It was December 2004 and I had not accomplished a single thing.

January, 2005

The journey continued as I learned that you will not find a single flyer on your car detailing my Sisterlock services. Passing out flyers. It seems so simple but I couldn't do it. What if it snowed or rained and the flyers got stuck to peoples windshields or if security came up and told me I couldn't pass them out or if I passed by the church parking lot and the flyers were all on the ground creating trash. Archie, he who keeps me grounded, told me big Sisterlock businesses had been created by solely passing out flyers. Well, not mine.

I moved to the arena that I was more comfortable with but knew nothing about. The internet.
Embarking on my search for website services took longer than I expected. I needed something that allowed me to be my own webmaster and from humble begins, I began. There were many long nights on hold with the 24/7 help desk but I finally deployed a website on Martin Luther King Day 2005. Nobody told me I had to market it. So, I did that too.

Then I did the most important thing which is what I really did first which is why I was able to do anything. I prayed. By June my certification paperwork was submitted and my appointment book was full into the next month.

Be careful what you ask for.

5 comments:

nik_e_taylor said...

Hi Paulette,

It's me Ericka. For the very first time after a tightening, my head was not sore. Thank you. I read your blog and I almost started crying. How many days and nights have I felt the very same way you described feeling? I cannot even begin to number them all. You are truly an inspiration to me and I am so glad to have met you by the wonderful grace of God. Thank you for sharing your experiences with me and for encouraging me to step out on faith. My husband and I have those "What are you going to do and when?" discussions quite often. He really believes in me and supports me 200 percent. His greatest wish is if only I would believe. I too will pray.

Paulette said...

Ericka,

Unfortunely, you are not the only transfer client that has had that problem. In my opinion, no Sisterlock session should leave your head sore.

Thank You for trusting me to re-tighten your hair and for the wonderful compliment. It was a pleasure taking care of you.

brunsli said...

I stumbled across your blog and I can't wait to read more!

Paulette said...

Brunsli, Thank you for visiting. I am working to make my blog better. I have so much I want to say. Stay tuned.

Nickie_Bast said...

Mrs. Paulette,
I am, too, glad that I have found your blog. I am a 23 year old who is embarking on that rugged journey called " Living with a man, his child plus yours and making it work"! Its very challenging (lol to say the least)and was wracking my with what I could do to bring money into the household without working for someone else. I've been blowing off the idea for becoming a loctician for a while because I'm not sure if hair would be my thing butthanks to your blog, I am really going to acknowledge this sisterlock opportunity and put in some research to see if this is something I can succeed at. Most of all I'm going to pray with my fiance about it. Thank you so much for being "real" on your blog. This is atopic I would like to talk about on my blog. Is it o.k. if i link your page because your blog really gave me some strength so, honor and respect is due.
Take care, sis. Feel free to stop by my blog and leave advice!
-Bastet