Last weekend was a whirlwind of emotions to say the least. I cried. Wait, no, I ugly cried a couple of times. Then there were other times that I would be laughing so hard that I would snort like a pig (and yes, I do that).

The experience was amazingly uplifting and so convicting at the same time. One of the most surprising things about last weekend was how the presence of the Lord was among all 12,000 people that were there. I could feel His presence among us.

I finally went to my first Plexus national convention in Orlando. Wow, finally! For the last two years I told myself that this would be the year I would go, but didn’t. Something would come up and before I could get registered to go, it would be sold out. But this year was going to be different. I had just gotten back from Super Saturday, an annual Plexus event as well when I asked Josh if I could go. Ask is the wrong word. I told him that I was going to go to convention this year. I called my dad and asked for a plane ticket for my birthday and he said ok. So with Josh regretting that he agreed that I could go, I was set – I was going to this year’s convention. Fortunately, Josh’s mom agreed to watch Carson while I was gone so he didn’t have to take off work while I was gone. Thanks so much, Janna!

If you have never heard of Plexus, the first thing to know is that it’s a company with the happiest people on the planet. It’s a health and wellness company that helps people achieve their health goals without body shaming anyone and utilizing products that use natural ingredients that aren’t bad for you. Best of all, it’s a company of people who truly love their customers – more than you know.

The reason I haven’t gone to the conventions in the past was very evident to me last weekend. I was afraid – afraid of the unknown. It was this fear that I would hear ‘no’ one more time from one more person. This single word, fear, came up over and over again over the course of my trip to Orlando.

Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. I hate the word fear.

What if I don’t know the answers to the questions I get about our products? What if I don’t know … you fill in the blank. Again, it was a convicting weekend for me. Yes, the Lord showed up in a big way. He was so graceful and loving, but at the same time he was using this as a time to teach me that I should not fear anyone or anything but Him and Him only. But what if fear is holding me back from my dreams? See, your heavenly Father wants to give you good gifts. What if you are standing in your own way and not acting but rather just regurgitating the words? What if you could turn that fear into fearlessness? How big could you dream then?

I love Plexus as a company and the future that we are building. I also want to invest and grow as a person. I want to be the kind of mom Carson can look up to and respect, just like the kind of mom I have.

This year I want to say goodbye to fear and hello to ‘I can do it.’ I have overcome so much already in my life. This year I’m going to have a great year working with Plexus.

What is the monster standing in your way? What is the mountain you feel is too high to climb? No matter what it is, God is with you to overcome your fear and lead you to success.

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