Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
We have had an amazing second half of 2012. From my point of view the economy is going nowhere but up. Housing starts are up and economists are looking for more growth in housing starts for 2013. This is great news for the furniture industry!
Our new catalog will be in your mailbox between January 7th and 17th. It will be chock full of great deals on art that is ready to ship today. As usual the pictures you find in the catalog will be available on a limited basis so order early. For a PDF preview of our new catalog click here. Thanks again for a great 2012 and thank you in advance for what I believe is going to be an even better 2013.
We are very excited about the pending arrival of 200 new pictures! These new pictures will all be in the Acrylic finish with wide moldings and incredibly low pricing. You should all be receiving new catalogs by the end of July. If you do not receive your new catalog please call or email us and we will send you one right away. You can see all the new framed pictures by clicking here.
Here I am at the dawning of a new year asking myself "Will 2012 be better or worse than 2011?" "Well, that is up to you" I say. Will you do what is necessary to make 2012 the best year of your career? Or just float along like flotsam in the tide? Then I found this manta article that got me excited about setting goals for 2012. It's so important to have a roadmap that will take you where you are going. Here is a simple guideline to get started.
Make a set of broad goals that you would like to achieve this year. Then Develop your broad goals into SMART goals be defining them into action plans by making them "SMART - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely" (from Mary Kelly/Manta). Next, Put your written goals into a place where you will see and READ them every day. Only by reminding yourself every day that you have a plan, and you intend to achieve it, can you realistically expect to attain your goals. Lastly, remember that even the best laid plans sometimes go awry. Keep track of your goals and adjust them as necessary. I often shoot for the sky when creating my goals. This is a good thing to do because you don't know what you can do until you try. However, when you are reading those goals in July and realize there is no possible way to achieve them by the end of the year you may become demoralized and tempted to drop it. Rather than tossing your goals in the trash re-adjust them. By re-adjusting your goals on a regular basis and keeping it just inside what is realistic you will stretch yourself and possibly exceed your wildest dreams.
Oh, And goal #1, Start a blog.
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