Our 2012 Premier Princess, Greta Bost, has consistently exhibited the Spirit of Premier by serving others and honoring God through her Premier Business. She and her husband, Ray, have been Jewelers for 21 years, building their business and leading others with integrity, kindness and an eagerness to help others excel.
Is it worth it?
Recently I met with a young girl to share the Premier opportunity. (We had a great time together and she signed up shortly after!) She asked me a question towards the end of our meeting that really caused me to stop and think. She said, “Do you feel that Premier has been a fulfilling career for you?” Well, I wasn’t exactly expecting that question, so I stalled by saying, “what do you mean?” She answered, “Well, you have been a Premier representative for 21 years, since your children were babies, I’m sure that’s not what you set out to do in your life. I just finished my college degree and now I am wondering what I really want to do. I guess I just want to know…. was it worth it?”
Of course, I quickly answered it was definitely worth it, and I truly believe that it has been. I love Premier and everything we stand for, and I am so proud to be a small part. But as I was driving home, I realized that I had never really asked myself that question.
Was it worth it?
I certainly didn’t grow up dreaming to be a jewelry lady. I grew up wanting to ride horses. I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast. In college, I wanted to be a lawyer. And when that dream died after only one semester, I wanted to be a famous singer. Then, I realized I wanted to be the best wife and mother I could ever be. And lastly (because of Premier) I hoped someday to spend time doing some volunteer mission work.
So, was it worth it?
Since 1991, I have been able to stay home and raise my children. I have been the one who greets them with hot cookies and milk when they get home from school. I have been their room mom, track coach, taxi driver, nurse. I have also been a business woman. I have had the opportunity to take time off to sing when I wanted to and have worked alongside my husband in ministry. I’ve even been able to travel on many mission trips with my family. My children are grown now, and I am so proud of them. Even though I made a lot of mistakes, I was able to always be available and I did the best I could.
And now, I am 53 years old … was it worth it?
I am privileged to work every day with my wonderful husband of 31 years. I am finishing my degree that I started 35 years ago. I am blessed to work with amazing women across the country and have a small part in their lives. I get to celebrate when they have a baby or their children marry. I have the privilege of praying with and comforting those who go through trials and tragedy. I love to help Jewelers, like my new friend above. It’s incredible to watch them grow, not only their businesses, but within themselves, and if they choose, find fulfillm ent in this remarkable company called Premier Designs.
Was it worth it?
Certainly! Every phone call, Training Show, girls night, return/exchange order, Home Show, opportunity presentation, long drive, paperwork, new Jeweler orientation – every good and difficult part was worth it! In Premier, we honor God and serve people. That’s the best “job” in the world. My dream job, and I didn’t even know it.