Do You Want to Fall in Love with Your Business?

I know you are thinking…. “why be in business, especially direct sales, if you don’t love your products and your company, right?”  Most of us get into direct sales because we fell in love with the product, not because it was “easy money”.

Several years ago, I wrote a blog post about “Parent Your Business” where I shared what I learned in a seminar with Caryn Chow.  She talked about the need to parent our business with the acronym meaning:

P = Patience

A = A lot of Love

R = Resilience

E = Endurance

N = Nurture

T = Time Out

During the month of February our theme is LOVE, in all areas of our life.

 

Today we are going to talk about how your business is much like a marriage or a relationship (if you aren’t married, there are still some good tips so keep reading). Not only do we need to PARENT our business but we sometimes we need to fall in love all over again.

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On a leadership call this past week, I was taken back to a time when I had a vision of my goals.  An emotional link to them.  As the story of my journey to leadership was shared, I remember the passion and the emotions tied with reaching the desired goal.

So, here is how your relationship with your direct selling business mirrors a marriage. You have a passion for the products and the company. You are committed for the long haul. You are emotionally attached to the vision and the people. BUT just like a marriage, it’s easy to take your eyes off what you fell in love – maybe the company changes their compensation plan, discontinues your best selling product or your team stops producing which effects YOUR paycheck.  Life happens and the road gets bumpy….

Some will jump ship to another company thinking the “grass is greener” on the other side. Others will continue a downward spiral until their sales are gone, their team is lost and they just quit.  Then there are those who desire to find the spark.  Those who want to ignite the passion in their business.  Those who want to cast their vision into the world and see what happens. Those who want to fight for their business, no holds barred.

Staying in love with your business requires the awareness and determination. How often take stock of how you ‘feel’ about your business?  Negative Nellie is a sneaky devil and she usually shows up when you least expect it.  When the shine begins to dim in your love affair with your business, it’s time to take intentional action.

Here are five things you can do to fall in love again:

  • Create a list of 100 reasons to be grateful for your company. I know it sounds like ALOT.  It is BUT if you push all the way to 100 – you will see something happen.  Believe it or not, the final 25 will be the ones which truly touch your heart.
  • Make a list of all the people who have come into your life through your business. No matter what your reason for joining a direct sales in the beginning, the “sisterhood” is what is a big part of why people remain with their company.  It is a blessing many of us never expected or thought of.  Take time to ponder what “the sisterhood” has added to your life.
  • Review the income you have earned.  Remember, you are in this to make money.  So make a list of all the things it has provided for your family or you were able to pay as a result of the income you earned.  Kids activities, credit card debt, school loans, household bills… get the picture?

  • Look around your home and notice all the places you find your products. Consider how they make your life and your family’s life better.  Remember you are a walking billboard of your business.

  • Make one more list, “How I have grown and changed through my business.”  This one is HUGE for me.

Take time, preferably an entire day, to appreciate your business. When you do, you will remember WHY you fell in love.  Then you will be able to count the many reasons to renew the love affair. You will be refreshed with a renewed passion and ready to get back to work!

My love affair with my business may waiver when Negative Nelly stops to visit.  BUT I am cashing my eyes on my vision and ready to put a plan in place.  What about you?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Spring and Fall Together

Maybe you have heard the rumors?  Maybe you thought it was a “scam”?  Guess what?

It is FACT!!

For the first time in Thirty One’s history, you are able to shop from BOTH the Spring/Summer and the Fall/Winter catalog at the same time.  Say what????

You can order from either catalog or something from each catalog.

Want the awesome Large Utility Tote in Starfish print BUT you really want to grab something in the NEW Posh Purple for a gift in early August.  

Guess what you can get them both… OR maybe you have had enough of the summer stuff and want a Fall product but still want the July Customer special.  Yup, you can do that too!

The best part is, you can get the July Customer special too.  So when you spend $35, you get to pick TWO of this month’s special.

Want some even BIGGER news…..

This is a great time to join our “pink bubble”…. WHY?  Join today, and you can have your first party BEFORE your kit even arrives.  Share the Spring and Fall catalogs online with friends and family, let them take advantage of the July Customer special and you can have your first commission check in time for school shopping in August.

Who is ready to shop?  Or if you want a FREE catalog mailed to you, complete the form below:

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

After Christmas Sales

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The day after Christmas – a HUGE day for retailers between returns, after Christmas sales to clear out inventory and everyone using their “gift” cards to get the best deals.  Well, let’s add Thirty One to the mix!15492136_10211696471794095_1349140670617066369_nThis time of year is a love hate relationship for me.  We are preparing for a catalog change. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE all of the NEWESS. I can’t wait to weed out my inventory and get new product. I HATE the fact some of my favorite products are always on the chopping block. If you are in direct sales in any way – a customer, a hostess, a team member – you totally get this.

Here is what is going away at the end of January (if not sooner)….

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I know when some of my favorites like the Go To Tote and the Perfect Party Thermal area headed out, there is something AMAZING things being revealed in the new catalog.  Did you think I would reveal the new catalog?

15541541_10153992203232461_6362283721541955244_nYou are so silly!  Those who are getting a sneak peak are my Hostess of the Month Club members.  The rest of you will just have to wait a little while longer….

15317734_1130002677049134_6690085779265471014_nActually, you don’t have to wait very long because when you make a purchase at the Outlet Sale December 27 – 29th, you will receive a NEW Spring Catalog and February sale flyer with your order.

15541350_1600930156587547_1714346335291808724_nNow, if you were thinking of joining my team, this is a GREAT time to do it! Why?

#1 The Fall Enrollment kit! You get over $400 in product (plus all the order forms, catalogs, and more to get started) for just $99.

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#2 Host your launch party and enter $600 in your first 30 days and YOU will earn your 1st Start Swell! You get to choose ONE kit when you submit $600 in your first 30 days. Submit $1000 and you will get an added bonus. Which one do YOU want?! And in your first 4 months, you have a chance to earn FOUR of these kits! Each kit includes business supplies. The BEST part is because we are so close to a catalog change, you can wait and use select your Start Swell with all of the NEW products and prints.

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#3 Ask a friend to join you on your journey. If they join you in your first 4 months, and they they qualify within their Start Swell period, you earn $100 BONUS! There is no limit!!!!

money contest#4 The January customer special = a GREAT start for you!

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#5 The BEST part is that when you enter that $600 (or $1200) launch party, you’re going to earn $150 (or $300) in cold hard cash!!

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Did I mention that you get ME too. I’m the one in the “mouse ears”.  This year’s Customer Pick for me to wear to National Conference!

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I am here to help you on your journey. Let me know if you have an questions about joining Thirty-One. I LOVE to answer questions.15492270_10158024558590220_5889916502994262920_n

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Here is how you can reach me:

Website: www.partywithHope.com

Facebook: Hope Wissel

Email: HopeWs31@gmail.com

OR fill out the contact form below so we can connect:

July is Going to be a BLAST!

13533067_1078020985570386_8910955769432240461_nThe “official” start of summer has arrived and with it comes LOTS of exciting things at ThirtyOne.  I am counting down the days till I will be in my “pink bubble” at National Conference. In the meantime, I will share some things….

#1 –  July’s Customer Special is THERMALS!

Now I know that it may be a little early to think Back to School BUT $10 thermals will entice you (and your friends) to stock up.  Here are some deals you can ONLY get in July:

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#2 – Going to the beach or sitting around the pool?  Doing things with the kids?  Share the catalog and the bundles and you will be surprised at how fast those orders come in.  Look at what you could get:

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#3 – The BEST deal in the catalog is the enrollment kit….For just $99, you get over $350 in product.  This kit is only available until July 20th.

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See how you can CASH in on some more things this month with just $99.  Enter $600 in orders before the 20th of July and you get to pick ONE of these AWESOME bundles.  That is an additional $150 in FREE product in the first 30 days on our StartSwell program.

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PLUS you earn DREAM REWARDS…. Collect points  based on your sales and new team members by September 30th and you will earn up to a $1,300 gift card!

If you collect $1,000 in PV before July 20th, you will receive the Away We Go Roller for FREE!

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AND you will also earn at least Level 1 of Ready Set Sell which is more FREE product (a $111 value) from the NEW Fall Catalog…AND for an additional $40 you can purchase the Fall Add On kit which is a $97 value.  Contact me directly if you would like to see what are in these special kits.

So, you will get a FREE product, a gift card AND you earn commission. You will get paid to have fun and collect all of these FREE perks.

Which opportunity is for you? Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!