The art of finding the high road in the dark
Every year, I pack up the car and the girls and head to Denver for the International New Age Trade Show. Row after row of vendors, inspiring speakers, author book signings, great entertainment and the special mix of metaphysical retailers makes this weekend feel like coming home!
One of the things I love about the trade show is the opportunity to meet the vendors and their representatives in person. Being a small store, it’s important to me to know the people behind the products we carry. I want to see how they treat the people who wander into their booths. I want to see how they treat the children that come by (and of course, we have our own barometer of that in Tristan!). I want to see how authentic they are, how bored or excited. I want to feel their energy before I decide to spend my money!
Now I’m home, waiting for the orders to start rolling in, and I have our customers on my mind! How do you feel when you walk in our door? Do we make you feel welcome? Do we treat you like the special person you are? Many of you have become our friends, but have we left anyone out? Do you feel like you know us?
For the Stout family, Gaia’s Garden has always been about more than just a store. It’s about building community and making connections. It’s about the people who cross our threshold, whether it’s one time or a hundred!
Let us know how we’re doing!