We had a Board Meeting on Thursday. It was my first since I’ve been back to work. I was a little nervous. I never say much. I just listen and take it all in. This time was different. Different because it had been so long since I sat at that table. Different because there was a lot of new faces. I think the new faces is what made me nervous. Not in a bad way. Just nervous. You’ve got to remember, at one time it was just Me, Lynette, and David at that table. The Three Amigos. Things have changed. I can’t even count on 2 hands how many people were sitting around that table.
They were going over “business” details and I zoned out. I zoned out and was in disbelief. It was crazy. It was almost the moment when Herb Brooks sees the 360 view of the arena in Lake Placid. Ya, you need to watch Miracle to understand that comparison. Anyways…it was surreal. I sat in my chair and had to pinch myself. I am sitting at a table with amazing talent. Tried and true talent. And they were all at that table for Matilda Jane. They were all at that table discussing Matilda Jane.. Everything from the package leaving the shipping desk to serving our Trunk Keepers to how is a phone call answered and all the back to the heart and soul of Matilda Jane was discussed. I am more excited than ever to have an every growing team. Of course my favorite discussions is always profit for a purpose. For a long time I was afraid to grow. Afraid I would lose myself. Afraid we couldn’t keep the core, brand and culture if we grew. I was wrong. Everyone who has joined our team not only comes on board with great talent but with a great heart. A great talent to compliment the Matilda Jane team and a great heart to help others. Oh…it is so good. Being able to donate $30 from EVERY No-Knot Dress is huge.
It is such a wonderful feeling seeing the Matilda Jane family grow. Its almost like my Platinum post from a few days ago. Who would have thought. It’s amazing. I so need to start documenting this. It makes for such a great story. Okay, maybe not a story book but a table top book filled with photos! Just since the New Year we have added Lindsey in finance, Katie in recruiting, Allison in marketing, and Molly in production. I’ll make a point to introduce them on the blog this month. Gosh, I need to be a full-time blogger just to keep you up to date on all the happenings at MJC.
In the meantime….
I’m dying to see your photos. I see them pop up on my newsfeed on FB when I get a chance. But would love for you to post them on the MJC Facebook Page. Yes, post them on our page so I don’t miss any. Scrolling FB is seriously one of my fave thing to do when a season launches. I love seeing all the Trunk Shows, decorations, girls trying on their fave outfits and just the feedback. And I know there’s so many great pieces to buy so I’ll help you out and pick 3 of you for a $150.00 gift card each. Sound good?
Now I MUST add this song by Louis Armstrong cuz I’ve been singing it all day…
I see trees of green…….. red roses too
I see em bloom….. for me and for you
And I think to myself…. what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue….. clouds of white
Bright blessed days….dark sacred nights
And I think to myself …..what a wonderful world.
The colors of a rainbow…..so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces…..of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands…..sayin.. how do you do
They’re really sayin……i love you.