You know party people, I find myself in a highly annoyed state of mind today. You all know how much my team and I work and not just work like once in a while or a little project here and there. It’s a non stop 24-7 day and I am relentless. I don’t stop, I don’t ever give up and I believe that true success only happens to those who go through a million failures and learn a hard lesson from each and every single one. You don’t know how many times I heard : NO thanks, not interested, your ideas sound crazy or how about just a big fat phone being hung up in your face! It’s Ok, don’t feel bad it’s just a reality of being in business and I happen to have exceptionally thick skin that I have developed over the years. I never cared if people said I was nuts, thought I was over the top or said I live in a magical world where people are creative, silly and quite colorful! You know how they say some people march to the beat of their own drum? Well, I have always marched to the beat of my very own magnificent marching band who play glittered,bedazzled instruments, wear hot pink wigs and zebra fur coats and several of my band members happen to be drag queens and some very flamboyant people and I friggin’ LOVE IT! Also, the songs my band play all happen to come from Wham, Abba, The Pointer Sisters and the great Miley Cyrus. My magnificent marching band is also supported by a drill team & color guard who wear tacky sequined unitards and we’ve even got a bunch of very talented members who play the symbols, tamborines and jingle bells. No one is ever left out in my band!
Once again, I have gone off and not made my point yet. So here is the point to this blog post! I find it absolutely and beyond ridiculous how many emails I get from people who ask me if ” I wouldn’t mind” sharing all my business information with them. You know like vendors, suppliers, designers, photos, website content, recipes, my social security number, eye color, height & weight, my favorite brand of tissue paper & what brand of shampoo I use etc.. You get my point right? I totally get it, what we do seems pretty cool and fun but what baffles my mind is how quickly people forget what it takes to invest everything you’ve got and I mean time, energy, a ton of money and effort into a business.
So let me share this with you guys since I am pretty much an open book with you all! I have an amazing idea! How about I call Coca Cola on the telephone tomorrow morning and say, “Hey there Coca Cola, I just love your Soda, I love how it looks, how you market it, how you design your Coca Cola displays in stores, the design of your Coca Cola can and even your trademarked Coca Cola logos. I know you have worked so hard to build your business and brand Coca Cola but would you mind giving me your super secret Coca Cola Recipe too, I’d love to make my own Coca Cola and start selling it just like you do!”Hmm.. I wonder how Coca Cola would feel about this? I’m guessing that their response would perhaps be to simply look into the telephone and say “Candy Girl! Are You For Real?” Click! And then I’d sit there completely baffled batting my eyelashes with a confused look on my face and ask myself ” Did I do or say something wrong?” Duhhhhh!
You see, Those who know me personally know that I’m an incredibly selfless and giving person and have been this way my whole life. I love doing as much as I can for others, helping people who are sincere and giving advice to those who ask but just know, there is also a limit to everything. Don’t you agree? If I am being irrational I’m sure you guys will let me know like you always do but I simply had to blog this off my brain so I could get my 2 hrs of sleep tonight!
Anyhow, I wish everyone great success in all their endeavors, peace, love & candy too!
XoXo- Candy Girl
PS- So Since we’re on the topic of being soooo annoyed here I thought you guys might enjoy these blasts from the past! C’mon now, nothing was more annoying then Screech, Steve Urkel, Jan Brady & Kimmie Gibbler! UGH-Noying to the 1000th power!!!