What I figured out was, work hard at something, give it your best and get the payback, the big reward. Many careers I have had during my life, and the one that keeps me totally excited and enthused about is sales. I haven’t really had any formal training in sales, however I’ve been told I am very convincing. Making the deal is like a drug. It’s euphoric and you want more.
My family is very important to me and I love them all. We are now over 35 and counting. My mother is the reason I moved back to Edmonton 10 years ago, being away was getting to me, as it had been 20 years away living in four Provinces, only to get home for special occasions.
Friends are people you pick, because they add to your life and you add to theirs. I am one lucky person, as I have the best friends of any one I know.
Giving to your community is essential to being successful. I made a promise to myself I would give as much as I could to whatever charity or person in need I chose at the time. I don’t make a lot of money but I live an awesome life and consider myself a successful human being. I always have enough of what I need and get through tough times. I land on my feet. Womanition Magazine is so very special to me. I see women grow in their personal life as well as their business. The magazine make things happen for the women who take advantage of the gift they have received. It’s a joy to me when a featured lady gets it.
Womanition is where I should be. I love what I do and I’m excited everyday.
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“How has Womanition benefited me? Let me count the ways I have been a part of the Womanition magazine for 10 years. The first year I was in the magazine, I did nothing, attended no meetings and questioned the benefit of it. I decided to try a 2nd year and commit to attending Dorothy's events. Wow! What a difference. Dorothy says....'show up and magic happens' and it's true. People like to do business with people they know like and trust. Through the years, I learned so much about the value of networking with other business women and it's all from Womanition groups. I have done business and I'm currently doing business with many of the Womanition women. Many of the Womanition women shop and consign at my store on a regular basis. I appreciate that so much. I was never comfortable speaking in front of people. Through attending meetings, I've become much more comfortable speaking in front of others. Events like the Biz Brigades and Aces Workshops have inspired and motivated me to be a better business woman. Dorothy Briggs inspires me everytime I see her. She never stops, she's always growing and trying new business ventures, I really admire that. In fact, she inspired me to start a charitable organization this year. I've tried other networking groups Womanition is my favorite. The women involved are very supportive of each other and Dorothy runs a very efficient meeting.” -Glenda Polak