Have you ever thought that you were one way, but there seem to be clues that you may be battling that?
Today proved it!
You see, recently, our team took an assessment as to what our "Alikeability" code was. What it proved was that my Husband and youngest daughter are nearly the same (poor me, right)? Well actually not poor me because they love really, really, really nice things and that has taught me a thing or two about really, really nice things.
I started and finished all of my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. It was perfect except for a couple of oversights. One(1) being the really nice "cologne" that I bought for my Husband turned out to be "after-shave lotion" and two(2) being every shirt that I bought for him looked like 3/4 length sleeves on him and I'm pretty sure they were supposed to be long sleeved shirts.
Today, I took fast action and returned the shirts, got the right delightful aromas in "cologne", and headed for a completely different store since there were no other options that might work for him at the initial store. Before I leave I make a last minute call to tell the young one that I'm departing and she wants to come with me(I was hesitant because she's almost 16, has expensive tastes, and loves to shop almost as much as her older sister).
She picks out 2 really, really nice shirts with a brand name that has a great reputation and upper end investment. In fact, the gentleman on the other side had to lol at the both of us. She says, Mom, it's only $98.00. He informs her that she should probably never tell her Mom that's "only" again. It was comical, but all the while I'm fighting the urge of my "alikeability" code(nurturer and a close second, action). What that means is that I want to have really nice things, but I want to take care of others too, so yes I'm buying really nice things for my Husband.
I tell the associate that he keeps his clothing for a long time so this is certainly a great investment, but before that the 50% off sign lures me over. I grab 2 of those and 2 of the really high end brand. The high end brand gets to be put in the closet and the other two are going back(evidently they aren't true to size labels either), and might I add an "I told you so" from the girl. Lesson learned about investments and me fighting the urge to save. I will now be on my 3rd trip to the store just because I thought the sale was super-cool and as though the quality was the same as the one that I was pretty much laughed at when asked if they had any promotions on that brand.
I challenge you today to invest in something for yourself or a loved one. Don't ask about promotions or savings...just do it. Find something that you like, is much higher quality than you're used to and invest in yourself.
After all, isn't that the same kinds of clients that you love and appreciate? Why aren't you one of those same clients? High-end, appreciative and understanding of quality? Learn from your friends and family that it's okay to play it big.
Make 2016 the year to Upgrade your Life.
Happy New Year 2016!!!