Steve Jobs and Lessons Learned

I’ve spent the last few months designing a life to love after the move, and have been studying Steve Jobs and Lessons Learned in his too short life.

Moving for the second time in my tenure as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator has again refined what I love about the products I am spoiled by every day.  I know there are plenty of my readers who can poo-poo some of what I gush about these products because I am an Independent Demonstrator for the company, but bottom line is that I am not in the least interested in shopping elsewhere. Where else am I going to find these colors all coordinated for my projects?

To answer many of your questions, here’s what I’m going to do to build my business after this move: I’m not.  I’m going to make quality cards and pretty packaging all week long and give it away every day everywhere I go. The world needs more appreciation and praise and little gifts, and I like giving cheer, thanks, and do it generously. I am living my bonus years leaving a legacy of kindness and the coincidence today is that I saw something Steve Jobs said:

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful…that’s what matters to me.

I plan on spending many more hours in the Greenhouse* making cards and pretty packaging than I will spend teaching. I love teaching, but I can do it a lot more easily here on the blog than in the classroom, so be prepared for inspiration, instruction, and measurements so you can bless others, too.

*Greenhouse is what I am calling the new Celia’s Paper Garden studio. Seemed appropriate with all that glass, right?

You’ll also see more of The Dandelion Society.

  • There’s a Hospice in Victoria that has asked for blank cards.
  • My customers will be getting monthly cards.
  • I send out cards during my journaling time.
  • Thank you cards, too!
  • I participate in a small monthly swap.

My new mail delivery person needs to get used to an outgoing load, so I’ll be baking and packaging and if you’d like I can share a recipe or two here from my family heirloom recipes?


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  1. Celia, You are truly a wonderful inspiration to share goodness in this world. Thank you. Thank you for mentioning Hospice of South Texas. Thank you. Wishing much happiness and blessings to you in your new home. ~Gayla  

  2. I have to say that Steve Jobs quotes are so profound!  I love the opening quote you did about work.  Just read it to my boss; not sure he got it.  I want to see the movie now about Steve Jobs!  

    I love the name "garden" for your studio and it comes to mind "GROWTH"….  good job!  (as in JOBS)