Sometimes it is funny to me how one of the biggest blessings in my life is also something that I feel insecure about and sometimes judged for doing.
I'm talking about Scentsy and the role that it plays in my life.
Obviously, it is no secret that I am a Scentsy consultant. I have been since 2010 and the way that it has impacted my life has been priceless. I have met some amazing people, I have connected with people I NEVER would have connected with outside that business, I am able to work part time because of my monthly Scentsy pay check and let's not forget I took a FREE vacation thanks to Scentsy.
Yet, I am no fool, I know that for some people any direct sales company comes with a negative stigma. "Pushy sales people" and "pyramid scheme" are some words that come to mind. Believe me before I was in direct sales myself I heard them all.
I know that I am one person and I cannot change every person's point of view, but I wish that people would stop being so negative when it comes to direct sales. I know there are pushy people out there, I know there are people out there who make sure every FB status update is about their business and come across as annoying but why judge an ENTIRE group of people off what these people do?
And yes, as a consultant I make more money the more my team grows, but that does not make it a pyramid scheme. There is a big difference. And if you have a boss don't you think that boss gets paid because of work that you do? Everything is a circle. It all comes back around. I have to work hard every month to ensure that I will get paid that month. It's not a free ride by any means.
I am thankful for every single person who has ever been a customer of mine. Because of my customers I was able to buy maternity clothes when I was pregnant, we were able to purchase all of our Christmas presents last year, we were able to put money into savings when we thought we had none. I'm thankful for good friends who take the time to host a party because they know that it helps me to gain new customers.
I know those things are very "me" centered but I wanted to share my reasons for doing what I do. I do work very hard and put a lot of hours in the week towards my business and my team. And I love every minute of it, I wouldn't be able to put the energy in it and go to parties and be excited about the product if I didn't truly love it. I love encouraging my team mates. I love coming up with creative things to do at parties. I get a thrill out of organizing my business stuff and creating calendars with my events. It just fits me.
I'm really not trying to prove some big point here, I just remember the feeling I had when I first signed up wondering what others would think and how they would judge me and now I'm so glad I didn't care. And there are times that I STILL feel judged by some of my friends for what I do, but I have gotten to a place where I don't care at all. Direct sales is not for everyone and maybe it's not for you, so if you get invited to a party simply RSVP that you won't be going. The end.
I know me saying these things may not change set opinions people have but maybe it is a small glimpse into why I do what I do and why I love it. I first fell in love with the product, and then the company. And I'm a mom and wife who found a way that works for me to bring extra money into our home.
I guess all I really want to say is if you've ever wanted to try
something (not just direct sales but anything) but you're afraid of what
people will think, stop and think to yourself: WHO CARES.
Go for it. It
could be something that changes and enhances your life or it could be
something that doesn't work out but you will know that you tried!
And thank you to all my dedicated customers. I truly appreciate every order.