Florida Designer, Sherry Loria, sent us this poem to share with you. Sherry wrote this poem with first-year Jewelers in mind, with hopes of encouraging them to renew their contract with Premier and letting them knowing the impact Premier can have in their lives as well as the lives of everyone they touch. Sherry is starting her third year as a Premier Jeweler today and challenges her Premier Family, and all of us, to remember the hope that Premier brings to so many.
Can I do this Premier Thing?
By Sherry Loria
If it is to be, it is up to me. I had a dream that I once could see.
I mean look at my Premier Mom – she has it right; by next month I will be on that same flight.
So, I held a few Shows and led my life; I have a lot to do being a mother, employee, friend, and wife.
Soon, I let the “no’s” get in the way; started to do less each and every day.
I made excuses and I must confess, I put my jewelry to the side and took a long rest.
Now my year with Premier has come to an end; it’s time to renew and do this again.
Should I or shouldn’t I? It’s what I say when I am alone and feeling this way.
But then I thought about my dream and realized it’s what makes me gleam.
There is a reason I am here; each day I work my business, the closer to that I will be near.
I mean seriously, I can take a “no,” ‘cause with each one a seed may soon grow.
So, I got on the phone and called each friend; I put catalogs at every business, wrote as many letters as I could send.
I got responses that honestly made me surprised because my Jewelry Shows started to rise.
People were finally saying “YES,” and I was a bit shocked, I must confess.
I even recruited a few friends, and then realized this is why I stayed in.
The longer I remained and the more I trained, my numbers increased, as well as, the reasons why I shouldn’t let my business decease.
See, now not only am I doing more, my calendar has filled and this “jewelry thing” isn’t a chore.
My commission checks continually are on the rise; Satan is no longer filling my head with lies.
I am a SOMEBODY. These people are my friends.
I am working Premier and realizing it’s a Godsend.
So now when a “no” has me down, I get on the phone and not fall to the ground.
You see when you look around at all those that succeed, they started as just another lead.
They too have had these same setbacks, but they didn’t sit still, they went on a full-fledge attack.
So this is what I say to you, after each Show put $10 towards your renew.
Advertise everywhere; you’ll find many that need you to share.
We have a dose of HOPE that can come to many at the end of their rope.
Remember, with each year you stay in, you are a stronger leader and increasingly making a great living.
Call your Premier Mom, call your Grandma, call Great Glam-ma, and know with each one, they can make you the best you can be, but most of all call to God and He will help you clearly see.