It’s always the right time to live life from a place of gratitude. With wedding season just around the corner, today I reflect on what it means to be grateful as a veteran business owner.
Grateful for my employees. I’m so thankful for my employees… for their dedication to Lamar Wedding Center in good times and difficult times, for their belief in me as a leader, and in my vision, and for their belief in the value of what we do. I am thankful that they entrust their career paths to me. I am thankful for entrusting me with their potential and for stepping up to deliver, even when delivery seems unattainable.
Grateful for my family and friends. Sometimes living with me is probably not so easy! And yet my family and my circle of friends continue to support me and love me – even when I confuse them. I have been truly blessed with a soul-filled group of “inspirers”… men and women who never cease to amaze me with their inner strength and beauty. Their steadfast commitment to personal growth, their dedication to fostering growth in Lamar Wedding Center through their own experiences, and their ability to meaningfully connect with our customers gives me immeasurable strength. I often reach out to them one-to-one in an effort to bolster my own inner strength on days when I need to push through a difficulty. They are a priceless gift and a much-needed component of my success.
Grateful for my own strength and growth. Throughout my journey, I have constantly surprised myself at the strength I have developed to carry Lamar Wedding Center through challenging times. I’ve surprised myself with my ability to develop the business model: “one stop shopping” but also my ability to visualize what we need to do to get to where we are going. Throughout it all, I stay connected to our core value system, which is to give high quality work at affordable prices and match the budgets of those who would otherwise never be able to afford a seasoned wedding photographer. I am also thankful for the personal growth I have experienced as a result of building Lamar Wedding Center. Despite all that I have accomplished, I am quite certain that I still have so much more to learn, that I have not even scratched the surface of my potential, and that my best life lies ahead of me.
Grateful for YOU. Thank you to you, my customers for your loyalty and support as I continue to build Lamar Wedding Center. To gain the trust of a customer is an incredible accomplishment. To deliver on that trust is even more significant, and we operate every day with the understanding of this powerful responsibility.
My passion and higher purpose is to help others to the best of my ability, even if it means sacrificing my own personal needs. I would not be able to carry out my vision and mission without the support of those who believe in me. So thank you.