Monthly Archives: January 2009

Women Wish To Be Loved

I recently made a comment on twitter and facebook about why women wish to be loved and I received amazing feedback.  So I wanted to share the quote here along with some of the comments.  Be sure to comment on this post and share your thoughts.  I’d love to hear what you think!
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Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
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Comments:

Mark Cummuta
TriumphCIO @ChelseaMoser – I liked your thought on why women want to be loved; I’ll have to tell my wife, daughters and son (all for different reasons)
EricmaxdMaui
EricmaxdMaui @ChelseaMoser Honesty is best..laugh at this?http://tinyurl.com/cyeh2a Always B Ur self and wish often not just 3x Bprepared 2 live with it
Ali Pena
Nel Afonso
Tureann @ChelseaMoser It’s difficult to part myself from music. There is a tone that fits every situation. My life is full of music.
Wilf Barnes
Wilf_Barnes @ChelseaMoser re. “Women wish to be loved….” – Hey, men too! 😀
Walter Croft
walterhzownself @ChelseaMoser I am jotting down snippets of dialogue for a screenplay based around the very things you’ve captured in that tweet.
PricelessSam
5280ball
Juanita
Jose Lise
cjlise @ChelseaMoser You mean Women wish to be loved without any objective reasons? That’s the gist of love Isn’t it?
michaelkocis
michaelkocis @ChelseaMoser and love we do thanks for describing what it is
ClayFranklin
ClayFranklin @ChelseaMoser The secret to a long happy relationship. Guys pay attention, this is the best relationship tip I have seen on Twitter.
Joe Wild
David Damore
Admore @ChelseaMoser That is awesome. Added to favorites. Will keep it top of mind.
gina logan
additiyom
PhilStratton
PhilStratton @ChelseaMoser Ditto for men and respect. Both are the key to a good, long, and strong relationship.
Julie Craft
SlumberByJulie @ChelseaMoser Everyday I give women permission to think of their talents-n- gifts rather than their flaws! How treasured women can be!
Sherrie Koretke
YourTruthWithin @ChelseaMoser Wow. Beautifully said. I think that all the time but have never put into words like that.
Yaya
Yayaa @ChelseaMoser What if I AM all those things you just mentioned? I’m just saying. this is why i’m single by the way.
John Yeng
johnyeng Hi Chelsea,long time no tweet,how have u been? About ur previous tweet on women,it also aplies 2 men as well 2 certain extent
briansiatkowski
briansiatkowski such an interesting person 🙂 Glad to now know you.

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Just Roll With The Punches

I like to control situations and make the rules – which is not a good thing. I think we all need to realize that life is about rolling with the punches, not controlling them.  As I mentioned in a blog post awhile back called – Just let it happen.  Meaning life in general – just roll with it. Whatever it produces, just relax with it and roll on. Don’t control, analyze, or mess with – the situation.

I’ve said this so many times before – the beauty in life is watching it unfold.  It’s not so beautiful when you dig your hands into it and try and fold it yourself.

Seriously, it doesn’t work that way.

Whatever my life has in store for me, I’m ready for it. I’m ready to roll with whatever that may be.  It may be huge changes, heartache, excitement and everything in between, but I’m cool with that.  And you must get to the point in your life where you’ll… accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.  And time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, not control or analyze it.

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Do You Want A Super Creative Splash Page?

I have been inundated with inquiries on how I came up with my splash page – and I can’t respond to each of you because there are so many inquiries.  But I’ll tell you how…

First, if you haven’t already – check out www.ChelseaMoser.com.  There you’ll find my splash page and access to all of my work.

So how do you get a super creative splash page?

Contact my team at Solamar Marketing Agency by filling out a form here: http://www.solamarmarketing.com/contact.html.

Let them know that you’re interested in a splash page like www.ChelseaMoser.com and they will hook you up with all the details.

I hope this answers your questions!  Be sure and comment on this blog post if it does not.  Or simply contact my team at www.SolamarMarketing.com.

Be well,
Chelsea

P.S. I’m working on somthing big right now.  I can’t tell you much but I can tell you that it’s going to be amazing!  Stay tuned for more information.

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Love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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Desiderata

180px-desiderataofhappiness“Desiderata” (Latin for “desired things”, plural of desideratum) is an inspirational prose poem about attaining happiness in life. It was first copyrighted in 1927 by Max Ehrmann.

It was introduced to me by a guy I met in Playa Del Carmen.

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

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Company Spotlight: JaLa Designs

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Name: Rachel Franco
Company: JaLa Designs
Website: http://www.jala-designs.com

Tell us about JaLa Designs:

JaLa Designs, LLC is a unique, handmade jewelry line unlike any other. What makes JaLa Designs different is its use of beautiful designer silk and tapestry fabrics. Combine these fabrics with antique brass chain and semi-precious stones and you’ve got jewelry that’s beautiful, fashionable and edgy, and as unique as the individuals wearing it.

I describe it as eye-catching and “wow-moment”-producing because those are exactly the reactions each JaLa piece inspires (trust me, I’ve seen and experienced the reactions firsthand!).

JaLa truly does wow and excite; but, mostly, JaLa Designs is where individuality, self-confidence and a unique sense of style converge to create a fashionable reminder to be yourself.

What inspired you to start your business?

After being downsized from my marketing position at a technology company towards the beginning of summer 2008, I knew I wanted to take a little time to figure out my next step.  While over at a family friend’s house getting some career coaching, I noticed that she had this beautiful and unique bowl –it looked like it was some kind of material covered with embroidered fabric. I thought to myself, “Wow, wouldn’t something covered in fabric look cool/pretty as part of a necklace?” I started experimenting and, voila, JaLa Designs was born! I just love the idea of contradictions and seeing something you wouldn’t expect to see in a piece of jewelry.

Tell us more about you and your background. A quick bio reference would be great!

I grew up in Atlanta, GA, but have lived many places (NYC, Boston, Nashville for grad. school) before coming back to Atlanta as an adult. I’ve got a great family and great friends. I love everything to do with the arts – music, movies/theater, art, etc., politics (although I certainly won’t get into that here!) and an array of other interests.

How long has your business been in business?

I’ve just recently launched JaLa in November 2008. From the start, people have been responding really well to JaLa – it’s the fabric. I call it my “secret ingredient”!

What did you do in your past work life?

I come from the corporate world. My background is in marketing and communications in various industries and companies including Grey Advertising, Deloitte and Touche and, most recently, Aldata Solution, Inc. I think having corporate/business experience is an advantage because, while I’m very creative, I also bring a strong business sense and a high level of organization to JaLa, which translates into providing excellent and prompt service to JaLa customers – that is a top priority.

What have been some of your major successes?

One would be the launch trunk show for JaLa Designs. I sold 25 pieces! That was just an incredible success and amazing way to jump out of the starting gate. Another would be the rave reviews that JaLa has gotten so far. Comments from buyers and admirers alike have ranged from “creative” to “unique” to “beautiful” to “different – I’ve never seen fabric used in a piece of jewelry before”. Those kinds of positive comments are just very gratifying and affirming.

What have been some of your major challenges?

I love the flexibility that running my own business provides. But a big adjustment for me has been working from home versus in a large office surrounded by people all of the time. I do miss the constant social interaction from being in a large office, so a challenge for me has been to find that camaraderie in other ways and environments.

On those impossible days, what motivates you to keep going?

I don’t want to have to go back to corporate! 🙂

Do you have a motivational quote?

Leap and the net will appear.

If there was one piece of advice you could give to other Entrepreneurs about running a successful business, what would it be?

Be open to constructive feedback and ACT ON IT! So many times, we take constructive feedback so personally. And, understandably so. But read a blog post I wrote to learn how to grow and improve yourself and your product/service from not only listening to, but acting on constructive feedback http://www.savorthesuccess.com/member/rachel-franco/blog/269

What is next for your business?

Just important for me to continue working hard on getting the word out about JaLa, whether that’s direct to the consumer or expanding my boutique presence. While I offer necklaces and earrings now, I’d like to add bracelets and other items to the mix in the near-ish future. Also, keep a lookout for JaLa Designs’ signature “Be Yourself and the rest will follow” necklace, named for JaLa’s tagline.

Comments?

My sincere and genuine hope is that every time someone wears a JaLa Designs piece, she remembers that all she has to do in life to “succeed” is…be yourself and the rest will follow.

“Be yourself and…” is the tagline for JaLa. It reflects what I’ve learned after many, many years of trying to be perfect. The message to “be yourself” is what I feel most passionate about spreading – the jewelry is just a vehicle for doing that.

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Thanks Rachel! Keep up the great work!  -Chelsea

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Just Let It Happen

For such a long time I’ve been very forceful with things.  I guess you could say I’m strong willed, hard headed, stubborn… you get the idea.  I don’t know why but when I get something in my head, I’m determined to make it happen.

Today I realized something.  I realized that you cannot control your fate.  You need to just let it happen.  And when you do – it will surprise the heck out of you.

I’m not saying that things are just going to happen for you.  Because they’re not.  I work hard, really hard.  But there are some things that are out of my control and I need to just let them happen.

When you let yourself relax – things can happen… organically.  For once today, I did that and it felt so right.  I honestly can say that it’s possible to be thinking something – and having another say it.  It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. It was very surreal.

But it was nice.  Really nice.

And I think it happened because I was open to it. I didn’t fight it.  I just let it happen.  And now I’m certain that things really do happen for a reason.

I think sometimes we control things too much.  Therefore we don’t allow ourselves to take it all in and realize the good around us.  You’ll truly be surprised at what can happen when you let your guard down.

For most of my life – I’ve built walls around me.  I’ve pushed people away because I didn’t want the trouble or the heartache — or that it was too complicated, so I just opted out. It was the easiest.

But today – today I felt like no matter how complicated things can be, you should never pass up an opportunity.  But you won’t see these opportunities until you let yourself see them.  Until you relax and realize that everything happens for a reason and particular things just don’t happen every day. The abnormal things like thinking something and another saying it.  That doesn’t happen every day.  And I honestly think that it happened for a reason.

But you need to see it – you need to feel it – and you need to believe it.  If you don’t, you’re not open to letting things just happen.

I feel as if everything up until now is just a part of the passing through.  Now is the time to just let it happen.  And let me tell you – it’s so good to let things just happen.

I think that’s the way God intended it to be.  Just letting things happen on their own. You’ll know when it happens, you’ll feel it.  Like I did.

One last thing: No matter how complicated your life is – don’t try and control what’s happening right in front of you.  Just let it happen. And I promise you, it will feel right and it will be so good.

No more details tonight.  Maybe another time! 🙂


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