Nothing Ordinary Becky
Why sell gear? I want people to experience nothing ordinary. It isn’t confined to kitchens & baths & wherever spaces. It’s so much more pervasive, like a mission statement for life. It summons us to be and move and strive.
Be around the light bringers,
The magic makers, the world shifters.
The game shakers
They challenge you, break you open,
Uplift and expand you.
They don’t let you play small with your life.
These heartbeats are your people.
These people are your tribe.
NOTHING ORDINARY LIVES IN THESE PEOPLE. THEY ARE NOT MODELS. JUST REGULAR PEOPLE WHO HAVE THIS LIGHT. THEY INSPIRE ME SO I JUST HAD TO SHARE THEIR STORIES WITH YOU.
THE NOTHING ORDINARY COLLECTION IS MADE UP OF COMFORT-DRIVEN GEAR TO LIVE IN. THE KIND OF STUFF YOU CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME FROM WORK TO SLIP ON. GEAR YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS IN.
She has been married to Steve for 25 years and has three amazing boys (really really really amazing!): Andy (24), JD (21) and Luke (19). They own and operate a business that sells large tent washing and drying machines.
Becky is a light-bringer. She is the quiet mighty. Becky is one of those people who stays steady wherever she goes, never shifting in times of stress or turmoil. She will shoulder the load, and you don’t know she is doing it. Her happiness is contagious. It makes her a natural leader. A Becky quote, in her own words:
Me: “What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?”
Becky: “I have had a file (for about 20-ish years) labeled “Happy, ” and I put things in there that make me happy, like notes from my family and friends. “Thanks for being the best Ma that ever lived” or “I’ll be there to take care of you, and I promise to shave you if you grow facial hair, Love Luke.”
And one came from an email string – I directed a women’s retreat over a long weekend, and the week after, the emails of gratitude brought me to tears, and my husband’s response was pretty cool.”
To read Steve’s note about Becky and the rest of Becky’s story click here:
Q. Describe the most recent picture you’ve taken on your iphone?
A. I was going through some old photo albums at my sister’s house, and I came across old photo of a 3 year old me trying on my mom’s pantyhose. It made me laugh.
Q. What questions do you dislike being asked?
A. “Are you sorry you didn’t get your girl?” – asked in a manner that assumes I’m disappointed I’m a mom of 3 sons and we somehow lack variety. (I was asked that at lunch today) I also don’t care for political questions.
Q. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received from someone?
A. I have had a file (for about 20-ish years) labeled “Happy” and I put things in there that make me happy, like notes from my family and friends. “Thanks for being the best Ma that ever lived” or “I’ll be there to take care of you and I promise to shave you if you grow facial hair, Love Luke”.
And this one came from an email string – I directed a women’s retreat over a long weekend and the week after, the emails of gratitude brought me to tears and my husband’s response was pretty cool:
Q. What do you do for exercise? Describe 1 or 2 things in your exercise training routine that’s the key to your success.
A. I attend a regular bootcamp on Mon/Wed/Fri at 5:30am and Yoga on Tues/Thurs. On Saturdays, I’ll either take a yoga class or run. For me, the key is getting up at the same time everyday. At first, getting up at 5am every morning was hard, but it’s just part of the routine now.
Q. How do you set goals? Do you set Goals? Do you like goals?
A. For me it begins with a regular time of reflection. Just like getting up every morning to exercise, I need that time to sit quietly with my thoughts and most of the time, I end up journaling, so I can go back and read it from time to time to see where I’m at and where I’m heading. I like goal setting because it’s more about the person I become in order to achieve the goal, rather than achieving the goal itself. It’s an opportunity for me to stretch and grow in ways that I never have before.
Q. Who’s been your most powerful mentor in life? Why?
A. My mom. She was my greatest supporter and faithful guide from the very beginning, up until the day she lost her battle to cancer. But I still hear her voice when I speak, I see her eyes when I look at my youngest son and I carry her close to my heart. She taught me to find blessings in every challenge and that happiness can be found even in the darkest of moments.
Q. Do you have a favorite saying or motto that drives your daily inspiration?
A. I have so many, it’s hard to choose just one:
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety”
“The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is”
“Pearls don’t lie on the sea shore, if you want one, you must dive for it”
Q. What do you love to practice? Why?
A. The piano. I’ve been playing since I was 7— I love it, it brings me joy. I’ve always wanted to play the drums though…I’m looking into lessons!
Q. What do you find funny?
When my sons imitate their dad. They made a video of it for a father’s day gift several years ago. I still watch it and get a good laugh.
Q. How do you want the world to be different because you lived in it?
A. Wow. Ok.. well, the world is a big place, so the best place for me to start is in my world. It begins with me – by continuing to” step forward into growth”, to step outside the lines of comfort and continue to grow and evolve.
Q. What are you passionate about? Why?
A. One of our core values is “No fear of continual improvement”. It’s the one that always sticks out and screams at me. I’m passionate about continuing to learn new things, to take chances, to travel and see that the world is a much bigger place than my little bubble in Kirkwood. We raised our kids with this same mentality…to have the courage to GO be a part of something bigger than themselves, to see the world, and in the mean time find out who they really are.
Q. What does #NothingOrdinary mean to you? (not related to Karr Bick because clearly we rock the #NothingOrdinary..hehehehe I like to make funnies)
A. For me, it means being the best version of myself. It means not settling for the ordinary and always reaching for the extraordinary.
Q. What should have Jenny asked you?
A. What’s your favorite song and why?
Q. What is your super power? (Mine is the unfiltered mouth, which is also my kryptonite for example)
A. Hugging. I’m a kick-ass hugger. If you feel comfortable…..give us some General info like age, marital status , what you do for a living and how many people are in your family.
Q. If you feel comfortable…..give us some General info like age, marital status , what you do for a living and how many people are in your family
A. Married to Steve (25 years on March 28 th !) We own a business that manufactures and sells large tent washers and dryers. We have 3 sons, Andy (24), JD(21) and Luke(19).