Starting Something Inspiring

I am new to business and new to entrepreneurship.   I am new to the idea of “be your own boss”.  I am new to the idea of “hustling”.  Ten months ago, I met my best friend and boyfriend and while getting to know each other and helping each other grow, I have learned so much!  The traditional idea of get a job so you can go to school, so you can get a job working for somebody else for the rest of your life, then retiring long after is not so traditional to me anymore.  Obviously having a job right now is important, I do work for someone else at the moment, and I am going to school to get my degree.  However, what I’m learning is that you can literally do whatever you want to do!  If you need some money, go out and make some money!  If you want to start a business, then start one!  I had a lot of dreams growing up.  Even back when I was in my elementary years I was organizing clubs and groups, and begging my dad to help me start my own business.  I would have been happy with anything!  I mapped it out, planned it out, but didn’t seek it out.  I didn’t have the necessary resources.  I wasn’t raised that way.  I was a little too “creative” to some.  Now, that wasn’t anyone’s fault, that was just the mindset of the community I was raised by.  “Stop dreaming, just finish school and get a good job,” I was told.  “Your ideas are not realistic.”  Let me tell you right now, never stop dreaming!  Last year, we had a dream.  Our dream is coming to life.  We are starting our own business.  People will always shake their heads.  They will always tell you, be realistic and be responsible.    I say follow your dreams AND be realistic and responsible.  I’m still working and I’m still going to school, yet we are starting our own business on the side.  Let me tell you, it’s an amazing feeling.  It’s a very long and not really easy process, but we are patient.  We have never rushed anything.  Success comes with time, patience, and dedication.  That’s exactly what we’ve been doing.  We have so many dreams and ideas I could never possibly put it on paper, but let me tell you that if you have a dream, an idea, or a slightest thought.. RUN WITH IT!  “Shoot for the moon, and if you don’t make it you will land in the stars,” we always tell each other.  

Feel free to check out out blog for one branch of our new business.  We just put it together today and we are very excited!  Expect to see great things from us.  I know we are going to be very successful.  The sky is not the limit.  WE HAVE NO LIMIT.  

CHECK US OUT: http://stylelyte.com

~HAPPY DREAMING~

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Mary Kay!!!

Two words ladies…..

MARY KAY!!!

My new Mary Kay Bag!

I recently have started my new MARY KAY business and I could not be more excited!!  There is more to it than I expected, but then again it is starting your own business and being your own boss so you have to take care of everything yourself so that makes sense.  However, you still have a base to go off of, you are not starting from scratch and they give you an amazing support system!  There are DVDs, books, a hotline, and my director is there for me anytime I need her!

My start up kit was just $100 (a $425 value!)  I was so excited to take it home from the Mary Kay party!  I had gone into that party already interested in starting up my own biz, and I wanted to see if I loved this product.  I wanted to sell, I just didn’t know what yet.  We got there, and our Consultant greeted us and was so excited to see us!  She made us feel very welcome.  She started off by treating us to the Peach Satin Hands treatment, which broke the ice and left our hands feeling amazingly soft.  She went into her introduction and then went on to give us full facials and make overs, matching us to our perfect shade of foundation, blush, and lipgloss!  We felt so pretty and we were all complimenting each other on how great we looked!

I really fell in love with the product, the skin care made my skin feel so amazing and the make up looked great!  I knew this was something I had to be a part of.  So I made the decision to start my own MK biz and I’m glad I did.  I have so many girls interested  in having parties with me and I’m so excited to see where this journey takes me!

Inside the box of my new Mary Kay kit!

“Do unto others as you want done unto you.”

“God first, family second, career third.”

Please show me some love and support and come check out my website at http://www.marykay.com/lindseyhanson, check out what I have to offer, or schedule a party with me I would love to PAMPER you!!! 

Happy Success!

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African Night!!!

So I just have to write about my night last night!

My boyfriend and I went over to our friends’ Dionna and Jennifer’s place.  Dionna and I had informally planned this African Night.  The day before yesterday Dionna and I were having a girls day, shopping and what not and we decided to put this plan together.  

We got there and the first thing we did was watch an african movie with movie stars from africa, filmed in africa.  Occasionally I had to look to Di for a translation because of their thick accent, but I understood most of it.

After our movie, it was time to eat.  Surprisingly, when I heard the word goat I wasn’t hesitant at all, but excited to try it, being I have loved all the other cooking they have done.  So, to break it down for you, what we had was an african soup.  The soup  was really spicy, which I loved.  In the soup there was of course goat meat and there is bone, so you have to eat around it.  The meat was very juicy and flavorful!  The thing you see in the middle in the photo below is called fufu.  Fufu is kind of like a dough, if you had to compare it to something american, it would be like a mashed potato.  It’s made from cassava, which is like a plant and it is ground down into a powder and then boiled into water to create this doughy substance.  You’re supposed to just swallow the fufu and not chew it, which I tried for a few bites.  Being that this was very unnatural for me and I kind of struggled with it, they said it was fine to chew it, so I mashed it up a bit in my mouth to make it easier to swallow.  It was very tasty!

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African soup with fufu and goat meat.

After that delicious dinner, we decided to dress up.

African jewlery

We put on leggings to go under our outfits.  I was then given a lappah (the skirt tied around my waist) and told I could put it on my body however I wanted.  I tied it around my waist and then chose these beautiful hoop earrings to wear from her collection.  The girls brought me out to the living room so we could show the boys my new look.  They liked it, of course 🙂  The girls then joined me in wearing african attire.

Me wearing african jewlery and lappah (skirt)!

Time to dance!

We then spent the rest of the night dancing.  The girls showed me how to dance african and I loved it.  It was our own african dance party in her bedroom, while the boys watched sports in the living room.  (I even showed them a little bit of my type of dance I grew up to know).  It was one of the funnest times I’ve had as long as I can remember.  We were carefree, having a blast just moving our bodies to the fun, upbeat music.

HAPPY ENLIGHTENMENT!