A Dream for Every SeasonFamily Photo Niquel Correia

Reaching your fullest potential & finding your Premier “why” is a life-long journey.

 

In August of 2008, I was raising funds to pay for my trip to Taiwan for the Artistic Roller Skating World Championships. My best friend Melissa Ahern offered to do a Fundraiser Jewelry Show for me. While I had been a guest at one of her shows, I always felt I was too busy with school to host a show, and besides, I didn’t wear jewelry! I still thank God I decided to host that Jewelry Show fundraiser. When I saw how women loved the jewelry and how easy it was to sell, I was hooked!

I joined RAN_0222.JPGPremier Designs in March of 2009 as an easy way to make money as a full-time college student. The flexibility also allowed me to continue training for my skating competitions. But what started as a fun little part-time job that fit perfectly with my schedule, now allows me to be a full-time work from home mommy! In fact, my “why” (or reason for Premier)IMG_0104.jpg[1]

Now my “why” is staying home with my 7 month-old son. I look forward to watching him grow into a wonderful young man. I also want to give this same opportunity to women who need extra income for themselves or their family.

 

Niquel Correia is a Two Diamond Designer from California.

 

Happy Thanksgiving

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Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:1

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time when Peggy and I, a long with millions of others in America, join with friends and family in a great meal. And, if you’re a football fan like I am, watch the Cowboys beat the Eagles!

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On this special day of thanksgiving I am reminded of the many blessings I have in my life. I am thankful God has given me a very special wife who loves the Lord. He blessed me with healthy kids and 2 grandchildren and another one on the way! I am thankful for godly parents who moved to Texas in 1950 – 64years ago, to follow the Lord’s will for their lives and found a company they named Premier Designs. I am grateful for the many people God has sent to be part of the Premier Family to serve and enrich the lives of so many others. Little did anyone realize what God would do for and through Premier.

As you gather together, remember to focus on giving thanks for all God has done for you, your family, your business and this great country. All we have and will have comes from Him – not because of what we do, but because of His goodness and mercy.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:1

Happy Thanksgiving to the Premier Family! I thank God for you and all you have done for Premier and for us. May the Lord continue to bless Premier as we enter into the 30th year of sharing and enriching lives.

Have a wonderful and blessed day,

tim

A Haven of Hope

2014-11-25 09.20.03Excerpts from By Chance or By Design by Andy Horner

What is hope? It’s the confident expectation that life will not end in tears, but in laughter. It is one of the priceless fundamental gifts that Jesus’ resurrection gives to us, along with faith and love. We talk a lot about hope at Premier Designs. Back in the early growth years of our company, Joan and Andy Horner dreamed about having a place where Premier Designs people could go for a restful break and a dose of hope.

This was just an idea in their heads; there was no way that it could become a reality. There were no resources to purchase a training and retreat center; they simply had to put the dream aside.

A Beautiful Property for Sale

On Hilltop Road in Argyle, Texas, Ruth Carter Stapleton owned a piece of property. Her vision was to create a healing center to minister to people both physically and spiritually. 2014-09-16 12.00.27She made plans to develop the property; however, she died of cancer before her plans came to fruition.  An evangelical ministry purchased the property and named it Sonridge and used it as their headquarters.

Andy served on the board of this ministry and attended many meetings there. He would walk through the trees and be refreshed. It was the perfect place to refill his sails.

When the property came up for sale in the early 1990’s, Andy and Joan’s dream immediately resurfaced.  Andy visited the property which had been vacant for some time and was overgrown with weeds and the buildings (one large house and one smaller house at the time) were beginning to deteriorate. After a short talk with the realtor and finding out the asking price, Andy knew it was time to forget the whole idea.

Andy thought to himself, what could it hurt to call the owner directly? So he did. After explaining what he and Joan were looking for – 2014-11-25 09.20.25a place to take people and train them, but more importantly, to give them a dose of hope – the owner said he would think about it. Humanly speaking, there was no way Premier could afford to purchase the property at the time. But Andy had a feeling that God had a plan.

The Impossible Purchase

Two full weeks went by without a word before the owner’s attorney called. “My client wants Premier Designs to have the property. We are willing to sell it to you for what is owed ($250,000 less than asking price) and we will take care of the realtor’s commission.” He went on to explain that he wanted us simply to pay as we could over the next five years. Amazing!

In January of 1992, the papers were signed. Immediately, the Horners named it “Haven of Hope.” It was the place that they had dreamed about – a peaceful country setting with no television or other distractions, a quiet place where Premier people could rest, get valuable training2014-11-25 09.19.19, and where they could learn and internalize our Premier Designs values.

Haven means “a place of shelter, safety and harmony.” It is a place of beauty separated from the busy activities of the world. It is a place of peace and quiet, where you can see God’s beautiful creation and feel the presence of His peace.

Hope is a basic need for the present and the future. It determines whether we live a life of fear or peace. Hope is something that abides with love and faith. It relates to what we believe and in Whom we trust. At Premier, Hope means “Helping Other People Excel.” With these things in mind we drafted a purpose statement for this new place:

Our mission and purpose for Haven of Hope is that all who pass this way will be renewed spiritually and physically. We pray they will be touched by God’s beauty, 2014-11-25 09.20.48and that they will leave renewed – with hope in their hearts knowing that God loves them, and with a desire to reach out to serve others.

Take a moment and share your personal memory below of a visit to Haven of Hope and use #hohretreat to share with us socially.

Photo Credits: Shay Greenwood, Tina Rhea, Natalie Benitez-Richardson, Joni Brummel, Kathy Allen, Michelle West, Lacy Basford, Julio Fernandez, Theresa Comeaux Touchet, Lacie Garringer, David Re, Maggie Quimby, Mendy Cronan, Kris Helms

Thank You from the DSA

Premier Designs, Inc. is a proud member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) since 1993.  We are thankful to the DSA for their ongoing efforts to “protect, police and promote” direct selling in America.

In September of this year, 69 Senior Leaders sacrificed their time to attend and represent Premier Designs at DSA’s second annual Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill. We greatly appreciate our Senior Leaders for attending and are proud of how they represented Premier Designs and the DSA by sharing their personal stories and business experiences with their member of Congress.

Joe Mariano, President of the Direct Selling Association, also expressed his appreciation for Premier’s participation in this short video.

 Here what some of your Senior Leaders wrote about this year’s Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill here:

http://premierdesignsblog.com/2014/09/18/representing-premier-in-washington-d-c/

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