What makes me an expert? For starters, I’ve done what you want to do – build a successful business. A business that didn’t force me to sacrafice everything else in my life, and that allowed me to greatly enhance my life and those around me.
I had a very successful direct sales business for over a decade with The Pampered Chef. I did so while pregnant, having young kids at home, building a house, moving, nursing sick family members, doing lots of volunteer work, being room mom… same as you. I’m not going to say it was always easy, but it was all worth it and led me to where I am today.
|In addition to my extensive direct sales experience, I am a certified professional organizer, Certified Microsoft Outlook Specialist, Registered Coach, am DiSC trained, president of the Tennesee Chapter of the National Speakers Association andeven certified as an Interior Redesign Specialist. (Because of course I like to make things look good too!)My story: I joined the corporate world at a young age, and truthfully, I loved it at the time. I did very well in my sales position for a Fortune 500 company, earning some of the company’s top awards and incentives. However, things changed as my family grew. When baby #2 arrived, I decided to follow that little-voice prompting and bite-the-bullet to be a stay-home mom. That was a huge lifestyle adjustment for us all, including a financial one.
One Monday night, after a couple of years being at home (now with baby #3 on the way!), I succumbed to attending a home party with a friend…just to “get out of the house for a while.” I’ll admit I had preconceived notions about what it was going to be like and was prepared for a quick get-a-way. However it ended up changing my life. I secretly watched and wondered if that could be me up there showing people how they could make their lives better and even more fun with these products. Could it be true? Could people really have an easy start-up business and something that worked around their family and make decent money? I got a call from the show rep the next day and the rest as they say, is history.
To be clear, my first show…my first month was a disaster and I almost quit. However, with a little encouragement and an “intervention” so-to-speak from one of my upline directors, Sharyl, I had a shift in my thinking and things changed…quickly. (It’s amazing what a little coaching by someone that has already figured things out can do!) By my 4th month, I had achieved the Top 10 list in sales for the entire company, my team was growing like crazy and I was promoted to Director by month 6…the same month as having baby #3! I earned my first deluxe incentive trip to Disneyworld the next year for my family…and by then, my family was hooked too.