There are many positives to being in direct sales--team camaraderie, the boost of a recognizable brand, the website and graphics HQ provides...but there are negatives as well, and a big one is lack of control. We can't control the corporate brand and we can't control fellow reps. All you can do is . . .
Okay, friends. Let's have a chat. The direct sales spam needs to stop. Today I logged into Facebook to find I had been added to yet another group and "invited" to Like a page for a company I had never shopped by a person I didn't know. For me, these actions are a quick route to the "unfriend" . . .
For both company representatives and customers, the price of a product is a sticking point. As you increase price, the amount of thought a customer puts into that purchase also increases--which can make it feel hard to sell. But let me tell you why I feel like the focus is on the wrong . . .
Someone once quoted to me that boys are noise with dirt on it. I don't usually like to generalize gender like that, but in my house this happens to be very true. I have three sons: Max (6), Theo (4), and Ben (almost 2). As I'm sitting here writing, Max and Theo are alternating between coloring . . .
When you fall in love with a product, you want to shout it from the rooftops. OMG HAVE YOU TRIED THESE AMAZING MAGIC PANTS? THEY'RE THE BEST BUY THEM NOW GO GO GO. But you know what? Your magic pants might be someone else's leg prisons (aka how I refer to real pants). Not everyone is going to . . .
Depression is being colorblind and constantly being told how colorful the world is (Atticus). People think depression is sadness. They think it is crying all the time. They think it is visible. It's not always. The reality of depression is that it's insidious and hides and whispers horrible things . . .
When I travel, I love to make lists of what I will need and build a small capsule around that so I am maximizing the value of each piece in my suitcase (learn more about my process here). I started doing this back in college--whenever I traveled, my sister would help me pull outfits and we would . . .
Hi. Have you met the Agnes&Dora Knit Jeggings? AKA Magic Pants in some circles (okay, my circle). They are the best denim replacement ever--yoga waistband, soft stretchy fabric, skinny structure perfect for pairing with flats in the summer or boots in the winter. You might think it can't get any . . .
I am a SAHM to three little boys 6 and under and I have a husband who works long hours. The biggest difficulty of my life is adjusting to the monotony of it all--we do the same things day in and day out and that can definitely get boring. One of the many reasons I love my job in direct sales is . . .
We live in an age of excess and convenience--I can order groceries from my phone and have them delivered to my doorstep in under an hour (but Instacart? Please for the love of all that's holy, add wine). New shoes are a click and two business days away from my mailbox. I can Amazon Prime just about . . .