Saturday, October 6, 2012

RIGHT WHERE I BELONG





On June 30, 2010, my birthday to be exact, I decided to become a Thirty One Consultant.  It’s such a big part of who I am now and such a big part of how God is growing me to become the woman He wants me to be, that I have to tell you the story!  It’s a good story, so go grab you a brownie and a sweet tea and settle in.  Go ahead.  Go get it.  I’ll wait.



Okay, here’s the story.

I got some birthday money (yes, I still get birthday money!) and wanted to get in on this great deal where I could buy $300 worth of Thirty One products for only $99!  And one of the things you’ll learn quickly about me is that I LOVE a good deal! 

 
(Granted, sometimes my good deals are not so good.  Like this one time, I bought a purse off a stranger in a restaurant . . . Oh never mind, I’ll tell that story later.)

Anyway, back to Thirty One!

Fast forward to December of that same year, and a friend said, "Let’s do a vendor show at your house, you sell Thirty One, right?"

Ok . . . I am always up for a party, so I said “Yes.”   We did it, and I had no idea what I was doing, but ended up with $700 in sales!  SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.  True Story.

I sort of piddled around with Thirty One, until one year after I made my famous “birthday money purchase,” when I was invited to attend the National Thirty One Conference.
 
It was a difficult decision for me . . .  Girl’s weekend, road trip, shopping . . . ummmm, yeah, not so hard.  Of course I went!
That was the weekend that changed my life, seriously.
 
I had been searching for something that I could call "mine" . . . not because I don't LOVE being a wife and mom, but as my boys have gotten older (one left for college in August 2010) I just kind of felt like I needed something else.

When I got home, I asked Ray if I could do it; jump in, full force, with both feet . . .

Still a little unsure, I prayed and said to God, “If this is what You want me to do, please send me my first recruit.” Within 24 hours, I got a call from a girl I go to church with (whom I did not know well at the time) that wanted to sell Thirty One! How is that for God answering prayers and sending messages to me?!
Here we are 15 months later, and my team, which I have named "31 Believers”, is now 35 ACTIVE Consultants strong! I love this company! I never thought I would be in direct sales; never thought I would be working like this...but God knew all along, and He knew I would LOVE it!

Here are just a few things I love:
·         I love showing people the super fun products.

·         I love that I get to share the business opportunity with other women.

·         I love how this company supports us in the field and how it gives back.

·         I love that I feel like I am making a difference in people's lives and in mine!

·         And most of all, I love that I know I’m doing what God wants me to do!

Plus, it’s pretty cool that every time I open a party, I get to talk about how the company got started; and I get to talk about Proverbs 31, and a little about my relationship with God.
 
From my side of the fence, I’m right where God wants me to be. 
 
(And as a bonus for my blog readers, if you want to check out Thirty One, I’m offering a Blonde Fences deal of free shipping in addition to the current monthly special! 
Just click on my website, go to “My Parties” and select “Blonde Fences.  Next week I’m going to host a mystery party and the “mystery hostess” is going to get all the hostess gifts!  So check back for that too!)

2 comments:

  1. Glad you are having so much fun. And growing a business.

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