June 2018 | Inspired Minds owner Cindy Kettner recently joined more than 500 other exhibitors at the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Marketplace and Academy conference and expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kettner unveiled the new line of encouragement postcards from Inspired Minds LLC at the event, where product developers had an opportunity to present the latest in toys, games and gifts to retail store owners from around the United States.

“I want stores to be able to have a product that will encourage positive thinking. By connecting with new markets at the conference, Inspired Minds can spread the message of positivity and affirmation to an even broader audience,” Kettner said. The postcards feature 30 affirmations, the same messages that make up the Inspired Minds line of posters, notes and magnets.

Kettner’s goal is to motivate both children and adults to develop positive self-talk and to encourage a habit of building up others as well.

“You can always decide what your day is going to be, and a positive affirmation can set you in the right direction,” Kettner said. As the owner of both Inspired Minds and also CK Sales & Associates, an independent sales agency in the educational market, Kettner has attended many exhibitions and shows but this was her first event in the toy and game market.

She’s made it her mission to make a difference and change mindsets one person at a time. Since launching the new line, she’s already brainstorming the next product that can further her mission to increase positivity.