If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won't need a third. – Pete Rose
The above quote from former Major League baseball player Pete Rose sums up how I felt this week. Even though things didn’t go the way I wished, I received an invaluable gift of someone’s graciousness. I learned that gracious people are quick to encourage and lift others up, and are slow to critique others. The dictionary defines gracious as being pleasantly kind, benevolent and courteous. I was able to experience graciousness first-hand at my event this week. Let me share what happened…
I had my first pilot for my new success event production this week and it was successful. My partner for this event and myself worked very hard up to the last hour. I don’t think I had ever put that much time and energy on anything in my life and yet I still missed a few things. Along those few things was getting the layout of the venue corrected. I was misinformed about some things and by that time I had already 25 committed people who paid to be a part of that event. With the help of my friend Karen from Main Stream Events and PR Firm, she was able to make the space work out for everyone except for one person. I was very hurt by the fact that Amy was one of the first people to register for this event and the last person to show up to set up. She traveled quite a bit to get to this event just to find out that we ran out of space. I had worked so hard to make this event successful for these people and yet I failed one.
Amy Larkin is a representative for LulaRoe apparel. She was there with her husband and children to set up and she had traveled quite a way to get there. When Karen could not find any space to accommodate due to the racks of clothing she had, we had to tell her we would refund her monies back. But in all honesty I felt like I failed her. But surprisingly enough what I could not get out of my mind all week long was how graceful she was about the whole situation, most people would have nailed me down and make a huge skeptic so others could hear, Amy did not, she gracefully understood and said she would go back home with her family. I was touched by her gracefulness to understand what happened and just walk away.
She represents what she does very well. LulaRoe apparel is known for how comfortable their clothes are and I must attest that they are super comfortable and soft, own quite a few pieces myself. That is how Amy made me feel, comfortable about the whole situation. Just like the clothes she represents, she is soft and graceful and makes others feel comfortable. Who would not want to be a part of her team having someone lead them that has those types of qualities about them? You can find her clothes on Facebook at the link below. She does online parties and actual home shows. I’m thinking of doing an online party myself…
Amy Larkin with LulaRoe
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