I hope you and your family are faring well during these difficult times. This month’s quick tip will help you slow it down, which we’ve all been forced to do in our own lives. That said, while so much of our business is in person, I want you to know that we are also here via phone or video technology should you need help with messaging and communication preparation during this unprecedented time period. Stay well and healthy! See you on the other side!
I had just touched down in Tampa when I glanced at my nails. Peeling, fading polish glared back at me. With back-to-back speaking engagements in the next few days, I knew I needed a manicure.
A quick check at my hotel revealed the normally ten to fifteen-dollar cosmetic luxury would cost thirty dollars at the pricey hotel beauty shop. Not feeling that extravagant, I walked to the closest mall in search of a nail salon. That’s when I found De-Ja-Vu. They offered basic manicures for twelve dollars. Sold!
When I was thirteen, a group of relatives bought me the most beautiful watch I had ever seen. It was dainty; the oval face dotted with diamonds and emeralds. I never wanted to take it off.
My mom said I could only wear it for special occasions, but before I did, she said it must be insured in case something happened.
At thirteen, I wondered what could possibly happen. At thirteen, my point of view was the only viewpoint that mattered. So when I dressed for a special party at a country club a few days later, I put it on. My parents were out for the evening and I would be home before them, so they’d never know.
I was careful—really careful. I made sure the clasp was securely fastened and I kept looking at my wrist every few minutes to make sure it was there. I even took it off in the ladies’ room so I wouldn’t get it wet when I washed my hands.