The Clique Community

Definition of CLIQUE


: an exclusive circle or group of persons; especially one held together by common interests, views, or purposes To "Click"
a : to fit or agree exactly
b : to fit together : hit it off (they clicked as friends)
c : to function smoothly
d : SUCCEED (a movie that clicks)
e : to select something by clicking — (click on the icon)
OR "Click your heels together 3 times."


The Clique Community


Ruby Slippers Clique is dedicated to seeing you succeed at your home-based business. In order to help you grow, we created our Clique Community. This community is an excellent opportunity to share ideas and establish connections with others around you.


Finding the right home-based business is easy with our franchise vendors. They provide you with the support and products to work from home.


We also want to support craft businesses. The Clique Community gives you the opportunity to showcase your artistic side through our Members Gallery.


Cosmetics and Skincare


Arbonne, Avon, Mary Kay


Health


Herbalife


Home Decorating


Celebrating Home, Pampered Chef, Sensea candles, Scentsy, Scent-sations Candles, Southern Living at Home, Tupperware


Jewelry / Accessories


Bella Shaye Lia Sophia, Miche Purses, Premiere, Sara Coventry, Silpada,
Grace Adele


Scrapbooking / Crafts


Creative Memories, Stamp-it-up


Member Interviews


Our community's success is very important to us, which is why we want to share success stories. We will periodically showcase one of our members of Ruby Slippers in order to keep you motivated in pursuing your dream of working from home.


The Business of Purpose
Two bricklayers are working alongside one another at a building site.

A man walks by and asks one of them what they’re doing.


The first bricklayer replies, "I don't know and I don't care. All I do is slap this crummy mortar on these crummy bricks and pile them up in a crummy line."


The other bricklayer smiles, proudly proclaiming, "I'm helping to build the new cathedral."

We’ve all met people who focus on the “what” they’re doing instead of the “why” they’re doing it. It’s difficult to feel passionate about something when we’re missing the meaning behind what we’re doing and why we’re here.

So why are we here? What’s our purpose?

How a person defines purpose has as much to do with his or her mindset as it does with personal, philosophical, cultural, religious and scientific beliefs.

The Purpose of Knowing Your Purpose


Defining purpose in work, life and business is not about the daily tasks, it’s about the reason for the tasks in the first place – the why, not the what. Discovering purpose allows a person to create the vision behind the tasks, and knowing that vision can dramatically change results.

For example, a chef’s purpose is not to cook food – that’s a task. The reason for this task is to help people enjoy life by having a good time with loved ones around a meal they didn’t have to prepare (or clean up) themselves.

People who are fulfilled at work know how the work they do supports the company’s vision, values and goals whether it’s their own company or someone else’s.

Knowing your purpose helps:

  • Give meaning to everything you do.
  • Guide you through tough times and difficult decisons.
  • Encourage you to follow your instinct instead of following
    the crowd.
  • Motivate you on your journey even (or especially)
    when you encounter failure or rejection. 

How to Fulfill Your Purpose AND Make a Living

We’ve been talking about finding purpose in the work that you’re already doing. If you want to envision a career, based on your life purpose, try the following approach.

1. Determine your strengths.

Life purpose is directly related to personal strengths. E.g., if communication is your strength then your purpose may be found in that area.

2. Determine your passions.

Passions are the things you love to do - with or without external rewards (like money or recognition).

3. Determine your causes.

Identify the causes that matter to you. Is there a condition in the world that makes you feel discontent or compels you to action?

4. Find the sweet spot.

After determining your strengths, passions and causes find the overlap between them. That’s the sweet spot, where you’re likely to find the most fulfillment in your work life.

5. Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

Based on the information above, write a personal mission statement – it can help guide your passions throughout your career.

It’s not (necessarily) about the money.

Instead of focusing on a money goal, try setting goals that “add value” - a goal that improves the quality of people's lives or of the earth. Whether you’re a bricklayer, a coach, a CEO or a solopreneur, it’s ultimately through helping others that we all achieve our life purpose.

Author’s content used under license, © 2011 Claire Communications


Are You "On Purpose?"
"There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it." --Napoleon Hill

Do you love what you do for a living?

Do you look forward to going to work every day or do you grudgingly show up in order to pay the bills? Do you work past quitting time because it's expected or because you're "into it" and lost track of time?

Many people know their calling in life, their true purpose, and live "on purpose."

Are you one of them?

Take this True or False Self-Quiz to determine whether you are operating from a place of purpose.

1. When I get up in the morning I look forward to the day ahead, whether it's a work day or my day off.

2. I love the work I do -- any external reward I receive I consider "the icing on the cake."

3. My work makes me feel rewarded and motivated rather than drained and exhausted.

4. When I have spare time I participate in activities that I'm passionate about, and those activities reflect my purpose.

5. I know what my greatest talents and strengths are, and I apply those attributes to my work in some capacity every day.

6. I know I'm living my true purpose when others notice and compliment me on my abilities.

7. My life, personal and professional, reflects and is in alignment with my core values.

8. I consistently base my decisions on my beliefs, not on the expectations of others, and, overall, I'm happy with the outcomes.

9. If money were not an issue I wouldn't change much of what I do and how I do it.

10. My work environment is supportive of my personality and talents and allows me to not only show up as my true self, but to perform at my optimal level.

11. When my work environment fails to provide me with opportunities to utilize my unique abilities, I look to make a positive change.

12. The good (and great days) at work far outweigh the occasional "bad" days.

13. My work is enjoyable and often feels like play.

14. By fulfilling my own dreams and desires, I am making a positive contribution to the world as a whole.

15. Determining one's life purpose can take a long time, but I'm confident that, even when I question what my purpose is, I know that I have one.

If you answered false to many of these, you may benefit from discovering how to live a life on purpose. Living a purposeful life is as much about how things are done (with love, attention, passion and focus for example) as it is about what is done. It's also a great way to feel fulfilled regardless of the "job" you may find yourself in.

Author’s content used under license, © Claire Communications