Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's All in the Attitude

by: Dioni Morales, Director of Stylist Services

Have you ever been around people who seem to have made a clear and definite decision that no matter what is going on they will look for the NEGATIVE side of it? Conversely, have you spent time with people who have made a clear and definite decision that no matter what is going on they will look for the POSITIVE? Have you realized that different people can deal with the exact same problems in totally different ways?

It's called "attitude," a word that we all hear quite often (actually teens these days call it "tude" for short). The actual definition of attitude is: a manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc. with regard to a person or thing, typically one that is reflected in a person's behavior; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind.  In other words, attitude truly is all in the mind!  We CAN actually have control over it. With this basic knowledge, it's easy to decide that we can and should really work on ourselves to have a better attitude about people, events, and things.

When we work on building and maintaining a positive attitude, magic happens:

* We look for solutions, not excuses.
* We take responsibility, instead of blaming others.
* We see trials as obstacles, not as limitations.
* We see mistakes as a motivation to do better next time.
* Every time we try something new, we will see it as a success - because we always learn something.
* We get over our fears.  We value what we have and fight for what we want.
* We easily show our love and gratitude to others.

And the list can go on and on.  Someone once said that the distance between you and your goals is called Attitude.

Good things happen all around when we have a great attitude and guess what? It's contagious!  Yes, a great and happy outlook is contagious ... but so is a bad and crappy one, so be careful.

Vessel Stylists, let's work on our attitudes!  Let's all be the kind of person others want to be close to.  Let's strive to grow attractive attitudes.  It will help us in our lives in general, and in our business in particular.  People will enjoy their time in a Vessel Party when you lead the way with a positive and outgoing demeanor.  And potential Stylists may just entertain thoughts of being part of your Vessel team because they want to rub off some of that great "tude" of yours!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vessel at the Pre-Oscars Party

We had a wonderful experience at the pre-Oscars party in Hollywood this past Saturday. We met many stars from television and film and were able to present a gift from Vessel to each of them. The stars loved our scented jewelry and were so happy to receive and wear a Vessel necklace. 

Here are a few of the great photos we took. Check out ALL the photos on our website:!

Vessel founders Karen Carter and Susan Harward
with Stylist Services Director Dioni Morales
Carolyn Hennesy
Emmy Nominated Actress
Stars in "True Blood" and "Cougar Town"

Actor/Director Penny Marshall
Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Sharmila Devar
Stars in "Scandal"

Edie McClurg
Voice of Gerda in "Frozen"
Oscar winning
Animated Feature Film

James Dumont and daughter
Star of film and television
Stars in "Dallas Buyers Club"
Oscar winning film

Rob Steinbery
Stars in "12 Years a Slave"
Oscar winning film
Kerrean Giovanni
Stars in "Major Crimes"

Maya Stogen
Stars in "Castle"
Tiffany Brouwer
Stars in "The Help"
Oscar nominated film

We returned home on Sunday morning, then I headed straight over to our local CBS news affiliate (KUTV) for an interview about our experience at the event.

We look forward to *stars* everywhere, including each of you, wearing and loving Vessel jewelry!