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Top 11 Reasons Why I Love to Work from Home

In no particular order, below are the top 11 reasons why I love to work from home:

Top 11 reasons why I love to work from home

1. When the kiddo calls from school and say “I forgot my … ”  I can buzz it right up to her.

2. If I feel like taking a nap, I can.

3. I am the boss of me.

4. I can get a hair appointment on short notice because I can make it at almost any time.

5. If I have a sick child I don’t have to rearrange any schedules or call off work.

6. I get to hang out with my basset hounds all day.

7. I can bake cookies or decorate a cake at the same time I’m on a telecon. Continue reading

Digital Courage

why people are rude onlineIt used to be if someone had a few cocktails and started mouthing off, it was called Liquid Courage. While that is still true, now we’ve entered the age of Digital Courage.

People can be real a-holes online. 

I am saddened, disgusted, frustrated, disheartened and a slew of other adjectives at how lippy, sassy, snarky, rude, and disrespectful some have become on social media.

I know I sound like I’m one hundred years old talking about young whippersnappers of today and back in my day that would never be allowed.  But age has nothing to do with it. Rude is rude.

To be clear, I’m not referring to comments being misinterpreted online. I understand that can happen and we can be guilty of adding our own tone to messages. I’m talking about blatant, no possibility of misunderstanding, over the top unacceptable comments. I’m sure you know exactly the type I’m referring to.   Continue reading

5 Tips to Rev Up Your Direct Sales Business in January

JanuaryJanuary may require being creative or pulling out all the stops to keep your direct sales business running at an even pace.

Many direct sales companies are slower during the J-months (January, June and July). January can be a particularly challenging month especially if you’ve just come off a whirlwind, crazy busy, holiday season.

The biggest mistake you can make in your business is to take January off because you’ve predetermined that your business will be virtually nonexistent. True it will be slower, but that is all the more reason to work even harder; not to go on hiatus. It’s likely that you were extremely busy during November and December. But don’t confuse being busy with working hard.

Before you get insulted at that last statement, I am fully aware of all the hustling and organizing it takes to ensure all holiday orders are placed and delivered timely. It can get pretty chaotic. Though I’m sure you’ll agree that it wasn’t terribly difficult to get orders during the gift giving season; or certainly not as difficult.  It’s safe to say you didn’t have to work as hard to get parties, vendor events or orders. Continue reading

10 Strategies for New Year Planning

The following list of strategies can be credited to David Newman of Do It Marketing. It’s share-worthy.

Join Scentsy in JanuaryWhether your 2016 rocked as your best year ever OR whether you need to improve your game in a big way – this 10-step process will help you get back in the driver’s seat for your business and accelerate your 2017 results.

If you want to make the next 12 months more successful, more profitable, and more productive than the last 12 months, these ten strategies are for you.

By the way, this list isn’t just for a new calendar year – you can revisit this list at any time and create a real turning point in your business if you’re willing to reboot, reinvigorate, and reimagine your business success.

1. List the three most important objectives for your business over the next year. These should be critical “big picture” accomplishments that will lead to profits and future achievement.

2. For each objective listed above, identify your responsibility in achieving the objective. WHAT will you do? HOW will you do it? WHEN will you do it? Continue reading

LA’s Tips to Dominate Your Scentsy Business in 2017

stinkin thinkin will kill your Scentsy businessThis time each year direct sellers evaluate their business to decide if they want to hang in there another year and if so, then set goals for the new year.

Goals are great, but if you don’t have a game plan how you’ll get there, then setting goals is nothing more than an exercise in futility.

If your goal is to: Dominate Your Scentsy Business in 2017, below are my top tips how you may achieve that. The tips below are aimed toward the Scentsy consultant who already has a business, not for one considering starting a direct selling biz. If you’re just starting out you have a warm market and everything is new. I’m referring to those who need to re-launch, or wake up or merely want to soar with the eagles in order to take their business to the next level. Continue reading

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