What in the world?!
Can you believe it?
I have joined a cult. A lipstick cult.
Okay not really, but kinda.
Never say never, my friends.
Not long ago, (okay, maybe five years ago?) I was pretty turned off by direct marketing. I unfollowed people on Facebook if they mentioned products. I politely declined every invitation. So if that is you today, I get it. And I respect your decision completely, because I understand. I didn’t want people to sell me things on social media, period. No matter how wonderful it was.
But then, in these past couple years, a friend started selling It Works, and another friend joined younique, and still others starting selling norwex, lularoe, doterra and isagenix . . . and these were good people that I had love and respect for . . . and it completely messed with my prejudice against multilevel marketing. I heard their stories, I watched them improve their lives ad I actually began to feel a little inspired. And I began to feel-out if any of those businesses were right for me. But none of them quite fit.
And then I bought some lipstick from an awesome friend. And I loved this lipstick. And there are not many lipsense distributors yet, so I thought . . . it’s probably a good time to join. And then I thought: worst case scenario: I get makeup that I love at a serious discount. Best case scenario: I make so much money I can quit my 9-5 and be a stay-at-home mom again. And so, hey, why not?! And I signed up.
And now I am all like… why the heck DON’T we buy all the things we need from our friends?! It’s AWESOME.
Here’s what I want you to know: I am still the same Amy – still first and foremost your friend, sister, cousin, niece etc. Your relationships are PRECIOUS to me, and I never want to do anything to compromise that.
Because we are friends, I will understand if you never want to talk about my business because you JUST don’t want to. That is okay and I respect that. And I want to keep talking about babies and food and coffee and matters of the heart.
And because we are friends, I want you to understand why I am doing this. To completely explain will be another blog post altogether, but the short of it is, that this business makes me hopeful = and I could use all the hope I can get right now. So at the very least, humor me?
Sharing makeup with my friends is fun in a way no job has ever been for me. It gets me out of my house and talking to friends more than I normally would – and I am finding that to be very good for my heart. So that is one thing. Also, there is the earning potential. Direct marketing is a fabulous for empowering women to be their own boss, and work when and how they want to. I am pushing in this business because I want to enjoy these last few years I have with kids at home. I want to be present, and this business may help me get there. Can you fault me for wanting that?
So here is what you can do – if I start posting too much, and it’s annoying, tell me so! I promise I am trying to be conscientious about my posts . . . but seriously, it is HARD because I am so excited. And if you are not annoyed, AWESOME. Spread the word, please! If you are not wanting to ever buy anything from me, I will never be offended – but word of mouth is EVERYTHING to me. So if you hear of someone who may enjoy a makeover or something – please share my name and contact information. It would mean the world to me.
And that is where I stand today. Each day we make choices, good or bad. We aren’t always sure where they will lead, but I am glad I have strong support around me.