How long have you been involved in your business?
What is your why?
I wanted to be a better version of me. I have been in education for 15 years and wanted to apply some of my skills with adults. The idea of providing women with confidence in both physical-self and profession growth is exciting. The idea of residual income was also appealing, and building a new skill set has been such an adventure.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband and I have been married for 14 years. We have a freshman in high school and a second grader. We have two furkids, our corgi and we forcefully adopted my mom’s maltipoo (they had bonded and were depressed when we separated them).
How do you prioritize family and your business?
My business comes after my faith, family, and teaching job. However, I do have my children help me. My daughter (7) has attended vendor events with me and has developed her own selling points and favorites. My son helps with packaging and loading and unloading my vending materials. My husband is very supportive and asks me the questions I hate asking myself.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself living life to the fullest. I will likely have my SeneCar (company paid) car and hopefully have my own dominion. I will still be teaching 3rd grade and will have a college student by then. I envision this business opportunity as a marathon.
What keeps you motivated?
My team is my number one motivator. I am part of very large teams and have my own team of 80. I get excited when I see their success and are motivated by the success of my uplines. I feel encouraged knowing how wonderful the products are that we sell.
Biggest life lesson learned?
Don’t care what other people think. I sometimes catch myself thinking too much about what people will think of me when I share my products or the opportunity with them. The worst that can happen is they say no.
Biggest lesson you’ve learned in business?
Don’t compare yourself to others. Some women are kicking butt in this business, and very quickly. I am not moving as fast as them, and that’s okay.
What is your secret to success?
All entrepreneurs encounter bad days. How do you handle yours?
I find ways to fix it. If I’m not selling, I find vendor events. If someone posts a bad review, I don’t read it.
What was your sweetest success story?
It was the last day of a 2-day event and about 30 minutes left in the day. I had a group of women come to try lipstick. One ended up signing up to become a distributor!
How do you relax?
I read romance novels.
What are your most popular products?
What are your favorite business tools? What business apps, products and tools do you use daily to run your business/life efficiently? What could you not function without?
I love Hootsuite. It allows me to post while I’m in class to all my social media sites. I can schedule them ahead of time. I keep a planner paper and pencil style. I write down my events and my activities.
Any advice you have for other women who want to start their own business?
Do it for you with a product or company you are passionate about.
For direct sellers: Please finish this sentence: If it wasn’t for my direct sales business,
I wouldn’t have been able to learn so much about myself and how people see me. I am forced to reflect on my presentation of products when I do videos, facebook and IG lives, etc.
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