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Getting packed for another trip...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'll be leaving home Thursday morning on another business trip. It will be for only a day, but I'm getting anxiety attacks just thinking about it. I don't know if it's because I have to drive myself all the way out to the airport then decide if I should park near the gate I'm flying from or to park in the economy parking lot and risk getting lost trying to find my car again when I get back Friday. It's $20.00 the company will have to pay out if I park near the gate.
I'm also anxious about the flight, about the audits I'll be doing, about staying with one of the reps in their house, which is an hours drive from the airport and the fact that I have to be at the airport Friday morning at 6:00 am, which means I have to get this rep up at 4:00 to get me to the airport. emoticon I can't add any more money onto this trip as the company is paying for the whole thing, but I feel guilty at having to put this poor rep out like this.
I've talked with her about it and she's ok with the arrangement. I'm just not happy about it. She did offer to have me stay at her house, after I had already booked my flight. I just didn't think about the time when she offered. I only thought about the money I was saving by staying with her. Stupid. I should have booked a room near the airport.
I hope this won't turn out to be a trip from hell.

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ELISADENK 5/18/2011 7:20PM

    Oh! Not another trip!!! Okay.

1) Take a picture of where you leave the car with your Cell phone.

2) Remember the Prayer of Serenity.

3) Don't take on other people's feelings, i.e. the rep.

4) Now, start thinking positive thoughts. You are soooo good at that. :-)

I will be praying for you.

TRUST emoticon

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JENNYD97 5/17/2011 10:33PM

    If the company is paying I would definitely park by the gate! She shouldnt have offered to put you up if she minded bringing you to the airport at the wee hours of the morning I will be flying tomorrow morning too hope you have any uneventful trip :)

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Quote for the day...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

"When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited."
--Brian Tracy

Have a GREAT day Sparkers!!

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CKKCK1 5/15/2011 10:43AM

    Love the quote!

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TEE-RACY 5/14/2011 4:57PM

    Anybody with a name like Tracy is wise beyond words...

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MOREENERGYAT43 5/12/2011 6:09PM

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 5/12/2011 2:23PM

    WOW...FOOD FOR THOUGHT--THANKS!!! emoticon emoticon

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JESS0107 5/12/2011 11:57AM

    Awesome quote!!!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 5/12/2011 11:55AM

  Such a fantastic quote...thanks for sharing it. :)

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PATTYKLAVER 5/12/2011 10:26AM

    Such a great quote! Now to accomplish this in my life.... Thanks for sharing.

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LUVS2WIN67 5/12/2011 9:26AM

    Great quote. Thanks for sharing.

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Details on my trip and presentation....

Monday, May 09, 2011

The trip went great! I was SO nervous prior to getting on the plane to Denver, but once I got to Colorado Springs, I was good. Of course, the Adivan probably helped.
Since I had a few hours before my presentation, I took advantage of the hotel's fitness center and spent an hour on their elliptical. Then took a shower and got dressed for the presentation. I still had about 2 1/2 hours to wait, and some of the reps took me out to lunch at "The Black-Eyed Pea." I had the spinach salad. It was so good, but way too large of a salad for me!
After lunch, I went back to my hotel room and went through the material for the last time. I honestly lost track of time and didn't go down to "mingle" with the reps before the presentation. Oops. I guess it didn't really matter much, as I got the call from the head rep that they were ready for me, so I gathered the material and headed down.
When I got to the meeting room, the door was closed so I opened the door and started in when every one of the reps in the room stood on their feet and gave me a standing ovation! I was stunned! Something I did not expect at all!! Then I find out why....the head rep said that I was brave to come all the way out to Colorado Springs to present at the seminar as a supervisor for the first time in my career, when last year two of my co workers went and presented together, one of them is seasoned in these presentations but it was the other co worker's first time and so they did the presentation together.
The presentation itself went really well. I took my time going through every item they needed to know and let them ask questions as I went. Some of the questions I was able to answer right there, but there were a few that I asked them to email me so that I could research and get the answers for them. I wasn't nervous at all during the whole presentation. I still can't believe I made it through without a problem! And I have no idea how long it took me to get through it all. All I know is that when I finished they applauded me again, then it seemed like everyone of them came up to congratulate me on a job well done! It really meant a lot to me to get the support of these reps for my first seminar!
It also meant a lot that the head rep, who had already been to 3 of these seminars in different parts of the country, said that I did a really good job also!
Today, being the first day back to work, I received several calls from some of the reps that had been there telling me how great a job I did! Today was a good day! Even my manager received calls about how well I did! Did I already say that today was a good day?! emoticon

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NATURALLYJJ 5/10/2011 9:47AM

    I knew that once you were done you would look back and say, "I stressed way to much over that!" Glad it went so well!

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BRANDTSGIRL 5/10/2011 7:29AM

    emoticon I knew you could do it & you did, WOOHOO emoticonyour the WIND beneath my wings:) emoticon

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ELISADENK 5/9/2011 10:13PM

    OOohh, I am soooo pleased, proud and..... (geesh, got teary eyed)....

Is now a good time to ask for a raise???

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Ready for the flight

Friday, May 06, 2011

I'm at the airport waiting to board the plane. Had to take an Adivan to calm down enough to even get on the plane. I have 3 of those left so I hope I don't need more than the one before the presentation this afternoon.
Thanks to all of you for the encouraging words and prayers! I know I'll be taking you all with me in spirit to keep me sane on this trip. You're all the best!!!
Wishing you all a happy day today and a great weekend!

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BRANDTSGIRL 5/6/2011 9:19PM

    Good luck to you, and take real deep breaths, you'll do great!

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ELISADENK 5/6/2011 4:29PM

    Wishing all the best!

I'd be having to take something to get on an airplane, again!

You are very brave, my dear!!!!

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Quote for today...

Thursday, May 05, 2011

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Something I need to remember on this trip and presentation tomorrow!

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RESULTS361AP09 5/5/2011 8:50PM

    Great quote-wishing you the best of luck tomorrow. You will be fantastic!!

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BRANDTSGIRL 5/5/2011 7:02PM

    Be safe:)You'll do great!

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ELISADENK 5/5/2011 4:21PM

    ENJOY the growing.... emoticon

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BARCLE 5/5/2011 2:29PM

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JESS0107 5/5/2011 1:53PM

    A very good reminder!!!!

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TERRYT55 5/5/2011 11:44AM

    Excellent Quote......I needed to read this today! Thanks you. Good luck with your presentation.


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