I’m sure I can’t be the only one with family and/or friends who question my choices, my lifestyle; commenting (sometimes sarcastically) with questions like “What now?” “What next?” Well, it’s taken a lot of years, but I’ve decided “Whatever!”
Most of these comments come from people who have ordinary lives; married, working a regular job, feeding the family, kids and pets. While some of this applies to my life, I’ve created spaces to fit more in. The more that I make room for seems to be great fodder for these people (and their opinions) in my life.
When my marriage dissolved, I needed a new car; and my plan to get one was to find a second job–which I did, in retail sales. I discovered that I was a great salesperson; and that I enjoyed it a lot. I worked a lot of years in retail–selling art, clothes, shoes and more. The small paychecks helped me reach my financial goals, but the long hours took a toll on my social life; so I looked for another answer.
I changed part-time jobs over the years; always looking for something more–looking for my own business. That is how I got involved in direct sales–and I’ve never looked back. Direct sales is a great way to have my own business, on my own terms; with products I use and believe in, and want to share with my friends and family.
I started out with BeautiControl, which I still consider to be my number one business; but over the years, I’ve also picked up Organo Gold products and (just recently) It Works. All of this is in addition to my regular day job, and my social life, and my blogging activities; seems like a lot when I write it out like that.
I know my schedule is full, because of the choices I’ve made; but I wouldn’t change anything about it. There are so many great people I’ve met, friends I’ve made and things I’ve learned–all because I refused to listen to a sarcastic comment (even if it was said to me in love–I heard the sarcasm underneath).
Every time I’ve discovered a new product line, or even just a new place to go, I want to enthusiastically share it with my friends and family. Is that wrong? Maybe they’re mistaking my enthusiasm for hard-selling but believe me, I try not to push my products on anyone. I’m sure that those of you in direct sales are now rolling your eyes (“How does she expect to get anywhere?”).
Well, I’ll say the same thing to you–”Whatever; this is how I want my life to feel!”