Children programming is surprisingly filled with important life lessons. It is interesting to actually sit down and pay attention to the television shows and movies that are shown to our children. I was watching My Little Pony with my daughters this evening, and Twilight thought she’d be showing off like the other pony if she stood up for her friends. It is important to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in. I have been trying my hand at direct marketing sales, and I’m the type of person who is similar to Twilight. I don’t want to be known as the pushy sales person, especially to my friends and family. When I went to listen to Danielle Redner from Stella & Dot, she said you are not being pushy; “what is the worse someone can say, F*$& you!” As long as you are being genuine, and are truly trying to help, what is the problem with setting your goal to be the leader in company sales. To some people, it takes very little effort to be charismatic and outgoing. For others, it may take every ounce of their being to do so. It is possible, as nothing is impossible.
In another episode of My Little Pony, Applejack is faced with the task of harvesting all the apples of a bumper crop. She is too proud of herself to ask anyone for help. She is known as being dependable and reliable, and has a hard time saying no. Instead of asking for help, she exhausts herself by trying to do everything herself, and ends up making some terrible mistakes. Finally her friends decided to step in and offer a helping hand. A similar story was re-iterated in my daughters’ bedtime story tonight about the quails and the hunter. When the quails worked together, they were able to outwit the hunter. In all, when we choose to work together as a team, no mountain is too high, and the tasks take less time finish.
There are hidden messages everywhere we look. The universe is trying to tell you something. Pay attention, and listen to those messages, as it might be exactly what you needed.
Enjoy the rest of 2011! Namaste!