Building A Business....

This could be a long one people so get on board!!

A few months ago I was asked to host an NYR Organic skincare party. My friend Katy had just become an independent consultant and she asked me if I would be willing to host her first party. Of course I jumped at the chance! I thought it would be fun and as someone who has always had skin concerns/issues, maybe I'd get something out of it. Either way, I'd be supporting a friend in her new business venture. I didn't really know what a party entailed so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Let me just say...um, hello fabulous! Glass of wine, hand treatment (think mini hand massage, yum!), a little organic education, a little skincare education and then -the best part- a facial!!! We actually got to try the products, on our faces!! It was so relaxing and wonderful. And of course a great excuse to get together with your girlfriends! So, I ordered a skincare collection (the Palmarosa collection) and hoped for the best. A few days later my product arrived and I was in heaven!! My skin absolutely loved the products and I finally, after years of bad skin, it was finally turning around. Someone actually told me I had beautiful skin shortly after I started using the product. Beautiful skin?! Me?! Well, thank you!!! It's about damn time!! I was hooked!

A few weeks later I jumped in. I had NO CLUE what I was getting myself into, but I paid $199 plus shipping and signed up as a consultant. I knew nothing, nothing except that I loved the products and this was something I had to be a part of. Little did I know, it would completely change my life.

Alright, I know what you're thinking, I know. I thought the same thing. "Oh gawd! Direct sales? Really? Good luck, hope you fail gracefully!" And yes, in the back of my head, in the beginning I thought that too. But you know what? I was wrong! I got started right away with hosting parties, not a ton, but a few. The first few are completely nerve wracking, you think you know nothing and it's hard to get up in front of a group of people and speak. But it gradually got easier. As summer approached business slowed down and for most of June and July I didn't do much. Then came conference. NYR is brand new to the US so this would be our first national conference, ever!! My first thought was that I wanted to go, but more so for a few days away from home! Little did I know, conference would be the turning point.... But, more on that tomorrow!!

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