Don’t Give Up! Don’t EVER Give Up!

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Women Owned Business Club has released their latest issue of their BRAND NEW online Magazine, and I am honored to have been asked to become a contributing author of WOBC! Below, you’ll find my latest article.  I’m sure you’ll want to READ MORE in this informative and interesting magazine.  It can make a huge difference in the future of “your” business!

I mentioned before in a post how proud I am to be a member of WOBC.    Their goals are to help other women showcase their own businesses, services, and products.  You’ll find information about the the issues that affect each of us every single day:  Relationships, Business, Health and Beauty, Fitness, and more.

It is hard to become noticed in the wide world of the Internet.  If you don’t learn how to promote yourself by joining forces with others who may be reaching a different audience than you are, it is much harder.

WOBC has a very important goal.  Their visitors are primarily women owned businesses.  And, when you become a member of Women Owned Business Club, you drive their highly targeted traffic to your business and your website.

Below, You’ll find my latest article:

Don’t Give Up!  Don’t EVER Give Up!

By Nancy Alexander | Lady Bug Wreaths

What do I say to the hundreds of women who contact me weekly thinking it is impossible to reach their goals and dreams?

I am almost sixty-three years old — shy a couple of months.  I was fifty-three when I felt like there was no hope as I locked the doors on the empty storefront that day; doors in which many women had walked through for so many years.  I enjoyed greeting each lady with a smile, hearing their laughter, and the chit-chat, as they made their purchases or placed an order.

I have written before about the Internet seeming so overwhelming.  I have also talked about how I worked hard to find my own personal niche. A subtle but unique difference that would make my own product, my wreaths, “stand out above the rest”.

YES, I did think it was over that day; that my chronic illness had gotten the best of me.  But…I didn’t give up.  I only thought I knew and trusted God then, but…BOY…was I wrong!  I had a long way to go.  I now have a very strong personal faith in God, as I have seen Him send very special people into my life at just the right time to encourage, strengthen, and cheer me on.

There was a reason!  I know that now.  Because I am now the one who is continually coaching and encouraging women of all ages who are thinking and feeling the very same thing I thought and felt ten years ago – that my life was over.  Well, it “certainly was not”!

Why do you give up?  For me it was my own self-image, as well as an illness.  I had struggled with them both most of my life.  I don’t know that the reason matters so much as to why you may have given up, but what does matter is the strength you’ll find deep within yourself.  It is a fierce determination that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning, even when you think there is no reason to.

I believe VERY strongly that you are right here; right now for a very special purpose.  You have been given a talent, a gift that is meant to be used.  As you find it within yourself, step forward with confidence, because – you see – I KNOW YOU CAN!

As I tell the ladies who reach out to me daily; you DO have a talent, you DO have a gift.  You may need to find and work on your talents and gifts, but they will open doors in your life that you never knew existed.  Develop them and you’ll experience joy and a sense of accomplishment!


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