Thank You, Russell Westbrook

I’m not a sports buff- I couldn’t tell you a single stat about a team or a player. I never even liked Professional basketball until I moved to OKC. My husband took me to my first Thunder game when we were dating and I was hooked. I wasn’t hooked on the sport or the stardom of the NBA players- I was hooked on the colossal event that that I experienced on a random Tuesday night. 
In my opinion, Russell Westbrook is one of the main reasons that random nights at the Peak’ are extraordinary. The energy he brings to the court is nothing short of spectacular. 

My favorite player has always been Russ. Other than being uber talented, he is scrappy, emotional, raw and full of passion for his sport and his team. He’s serious when he needs to be, but shows a goofy, playful side that his fans adore. Plus his dance moves are pretty bad a**.
Oklahoma was upset when KD announced he was leaving- I felt the same at first, but then realized- we’re not losing our best player. We still have Russ. We would still have the most passionate, aggressive player on OUR team, if he chooses to stay.
Today he made a $85 million choice that is sparking pure joy and excitement from Okies who have been suffering from KD depression for over a month now. 
Thank you for choosing OKC, Russ. Thanks for keeping your talent and passion (and fashion) in Oklahoma. Hopefully this will be your best year yet. You deserve to be the star of the show and I can’t wait to see you lead our team! 

#thunderup


Sarah B

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My Mother’s Christmas Present Might Kill Me…

The gift that I will be giving my mother for Christmas this year might just do me in… But it will be worth it to see the reaction on her face.  

I’m giving her an invitation to my College Graduation.  

She has no idea that I am even going back to school-and it is SUPER DUPER hard to keep that a secret, since I share almost everything with my Mom.  

My parents paid for me to go to college right after high school-But I was one of those kids who had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do with my life (still don’t).  So, of course- I thought that making $10/hour in a business office was much more rewarding than going to College to finish my Degree at that time.  I also have 2 siblings who have attempted college, but have not attained a degree.  I am almost positive these words will be uttered when she opens her gift: “Out of all my kids… I never would have thought that YOU were the one who would get a college degree”…. And I’m okay with that.  I never thought I would get one either.  I have been very lucky in my sales career over the past several years, earning a higher income than most of my colleagues that have degrees.  I never thought I needed one… Until I got turned down for my dream job-due to lack of degree.  

I have started the process of going back to school several times over the last 10 years, but it was always the same… I would complete a semester-then lose interest.  Start again, only to burn out.  This time is different.  I am within 20 hours of graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership, and I can’t be more thrilled about that.  I sit behind my computer and look at my degree plan several times a week and get chills just imagining what it will feel like to FINALLY be finished-and to tell my Mom.  

The reason this might kill me- I work full time, I’m a Mom AND I have a side business.  This fall is going to be very hard-I will be taking 18 hours-in order to graduate in Spring of 2017. 

My Mother’s famous words: If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got…. I remind myself that every single night that I am up at midnight studying or doing homework instead of sleeping or watching movies with my kiddo or Husband.  The hard work will definitely pay off in 4 months and I can’t wait!

That’s all!

Sarah B

 

Keep Your Drama Over There

As I’m enjoying a quiet Sunday morning at the lake with my husband, I receive a blocked call on my business cellphone. I answer, thinking it was a business call since I am “on call” this weekend. They hang up. A few moments later my phone rings again. A lady comes on the line asking why I called her husband on Friday and wants to know why he has my number blocked. She told me who her husband was and where he worked. Shocked, I replied “umm… It was for buisiness” and she hung up. Moments later, I received this text: 

Someone has some trust issues…

LUCKILY I don’t own any drama of my own and my husband was able to sit beside me, not questioning​ whether or not​ I had done something inappropriate and laugh at what had just transpired. 

Part of me wants to laugh, part of me wants to scream, part of me wants to call this girl back and try to explain to her that relationships don’t have to be that complicated. 

I work in a mans world, 95% of the customers I deal with on a daily basis are men. Is it easy? No. It’s friggin hard. It’s hard going into a business or on a jobsite where I get cat-called, judged or simply underestimated because I am a female. Its hard working in an industry where I’m viewed as less competent. It’s hard knowing whether or not a customer is going to think I am flirting with him or simply being friendly. It’s hard pulling up to a construction site and not wanting to get out of my truck because I would rather not be hit on or looked at inappropriately.

The pleasant experiences I have had outweigh the unpleasant, and there are tons of respectful gentlemen that I get the pleasure of doing business with every single day. But the few bad apples that are thrown in the mix, including this insecure wife-makes me dread going to work some days. 

Men: I don’t want you. I want to do business with you. I want to be able to sell my company’s services to you and not have my intentions questioned. I don’t want our conversation to cross the professional line. I don’t want you to mistake my outgoing friendliness for flirting. 

Women: I don’t want your man. I have my own. I have my own family and it is really, really great. I will continue to do my job to the best of my ability, and that includes calling on your husbands and boyfriends. Your support would be appreciated, my job is challenging enough. 

To the woman I received this text message from: I called your husband because he is working on a project that I am heavily involved in. I got his number from his work colleague because I had a business question, our conversation lasted less that 30 seconds and it was over. Why he blocked my phone number is not because of me, it’s because of him. He has something to hide, not me. And you aren’t insulting me or hurting my feelings by telling me he said I was “f*ing weird”. I’m not. I will not respond to your text message-not because I have something to hide, but because I don’t have time for your drama. I contacted your husband for one reason, and one reason only: business. 

Why would you want to live your life with jealousy, uncertainly and insecurity? My heart aches for you because that can not be a pleasant way to live life. Life is supposed to be fun, invigorating and fulfilling. Mine is-and I intend to keep it that way. Next time you need to question your husbands phone calls-question him, not the person on the other side of that phone number.

encourage other women, women in business, women working in a mans field

THIS!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼


That’s all, 

Sarah B

Lipsense Review

Lipsense is becoming a craze in Oklahoma-and for a good reason! This is a product that I use DAILY and I do not leave home without it. 

Yes, I am a lipsense distributor- I originally signed up so I could get the supplier discount-but I tell everyone about it-and it sells itself! 

Background: LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining shades.

That is NO LIE!! Here is what I carry with me daily-you never know which color you might need!

lipsense, okc, lipsense distributor, lipsense addict

In my purse, everyday!

Here is a quick video:
(Yes, I used snapchat’s Magic filter because my makeup looked horrible!)​
If you have any questions, would like to purchase lipsense, or sign up to be a distributor shoot me an email and I promise you’ll fall in love!! 

Sarahbinokc@gmail.com