This is my first life in Direct Sales. I am not new to sales, sales is in me, and I am built for sales. It always has been a part of my life but I had never found a product that I had been passionate about in the DS space. I am not a lotions and potions girl, shoot I forget to put lotion on my dry skin until I am somewhere conveniently with no lotion available to me. Why does that always happen? I have never been a SUPER girly girl so makeup wasn’t something I obsessed over. I use it because I love the way it makes me feel but frankly I could care less what brand of eyeliner, shadow or mascara I use. I am not a health nut so I couldn’t get behind something like that so I just always shied away from DS and multi-level marketing. Home parties were something I personally never wanted to have. I was the people pleaser at heart hostess that was so nervous to ask people to my house and fearful of no one showing up, and letting the consultant down so I just didn’t have parties. Plain and simple wasn’t going to ever happen. I would make every excuse in the book and would buy from you any day of the week but no way would have a party.
I always saw the allure of MLM’s and DS companies. Who wouldn’t want the work from home lifestyle, the gloriousness of making your own schedule, being your own boss, earning trips and swag and being recognized for all your hard work and accomplishments? But to me it always seemed tied up in something that didn’t seem real. If you’re reading this you probably just lifted your eye brow or whispered to yourself, YUP!! I feel like these are things people –at one point or another- have thought, not something that just only I had felt.
So how did I go from this SUPER closed off, no home party having, keep your DS company mentality to 100% completely committed and a believer of the DS industry? Well funny things happen when you find yourself in a bad place in life. I was let go from a company that I loved I thought I would be a lifer. I wasn’t just good at my job I was great at my job. I was turning 30 and collecting unemployment (which in Arizona isn’t even enough to pay my utilities, it’s so low) and I didn’t know it then but I would say yes to the best decision I would make thus far in my life (I mean besides my Husband, he rocks). Someone asked me if I wanted to try a sample, I said yes and that was it. Literally the rest is history… I fell in love with the product, it worked for me and I wanted all of it. I joined for a discount and my competitiveness kicked in and I wanted to reach every goal, and get every bonus. I did a 180 from nail biter DS naysayer to amazing nails and swimming in all of the Kool aide.
Reflection, man reflection is a bitch sometimes, but when I look back I realize how lost I was, how I didn’t know what I wanted from life, what my purpose was or what I even had to offer. I disliked my corporate job and going on appointments or disappointments, as my husband and I nick named them. I just knew I wanted more. Wanted more than waking up to an alarm clock, working through the day full of anxiety and stress and more than someone telling me what my time was worth. Direct sales became my way out and my why, my team became my reason, the friendships were a bonus and I was starting to feel like I knew the badass that I have always had inside me.
Flash forward two and a half years; I know who I am, what I want and am going after it. Because….of Direct Sales.