I was recently corresponding with someone interested in the opportunties with Pink Zebra. She said she just isn't a good salesperson. It made me remember back to my journey to Pink Zebra. I saw an ad in a local yard sale site and wanted to see these soy wax beads called Sprinkles. I contacted the consultant and asked if I could hear more about them but that I didn't want to have a party or sell them, just see them. I mean I'm not a salesperson, so maybe I could buy a couple but that was it. I met up with Erin, we chatted about Pink Zebra, the company, her experience, and I started my list. I left with quite a list of things I wanted. I went home, went online and placed an order. A couple days later, I received an email from Erin thanking me for meeting up with her and placing an order and wanted to just share her team incentive. I started to think about the opportunity. I'm not a salesperson...could it work? I loved the product, I loved Erin's enthusiasm and excitement, I could use a couple evenings away meeting others, socializing, having fun. What did I have to lose? I could make a little extra spending money and have products I loved. I jumped in and joined. The excitement in the next couple weeks overshadowed my fears of public speaking and talking to complete strangers. I was having fun...mixing sprinkles, creating recipes, dreaming of party themes. I started with family and friends. It was a success. I started advertising my business. I met new people, I had parties, I went to vendor events and I talked to so many strangers. It didn't matter that I wasn't a salesperson...it worked! Why? Because it was a ground floor opportunity with huge potential, it was a consumable product that the customer kept coming back for, I loved what I was doing and showed that to everyone I met, and I pushed myself to overcome fears and step outside my comfort zone. You don't have to be a good salesperson...you have to be able to share a product you believe in, a product you love, and have a passion for the company and the company's beliefs and values. You have to be willing to take some challenges and step outside that comfort zone occasionally. That's it!! No experience necessary.
Great article to explain why you may be accustomed to a certain scent & not be able to smell it, but guests coming to your home will. What do you want them to notice as you welcome them in?
You have a family, friends, house to keep up, activities, and a career to pay for all of it. Can you maintain a healthy balance between all of them? That is a big question so many have to answer all the time. When I worked away from the home full-time, I thought I did a pretty good job of balancing all my responsibilities...but, I always felt like maybe I didn't have enough quality time with my children?? Did they feel like I was available to them enough? Were they spending to much time learning from daycare providers and not their mommy. I loved working away from the home and having that adult time to meet new people, catch up with co-workers, and my children had the opportunity to be in a social setting with other children, but I still would get that fear that I wasn't properly balancing my time. Is there a perfect formula for balancing your time...50/50, 60/40...who has found the perfect equation?
I quit my full-time job when my youngest was 1 yr old. Now my equation had changed. My balance was full-time stay at home mommy. I loved being home with my children but would find times where I missed the work life. I had a work career for so long and that was my identity for a long time. My balancing act was thrown off. After 2 years, I came across a direct sales company. Of course, my intention was to buy some unique, great products, but I was finding myself looking at the independent consultant opportunity. Stay at home mommy that could get out and meet new people, work when I wanted, and earn some extra income...why not?? So I bought a kit and got started on this new path. Was this the solution to the perfect balance? It very well could be! I was still at home with my children, but could work as much as I wanted, and had a new career with extra income for all the kids' activities! Now is it easy to find yourself unbalanced....definitely!! I have to stop at times and reevaluate my equation. But the good thing is, I can. Less work time & more family time...I can do that. Some extra bills that I need to pay off...I'll need to focus a little more on my business for a while...but I can do that. I've found that there isn't a perfect equation to that work/family balance, but that the equation is different for everyone. You have to work out your own equation and figure out the balance that works for you. Your perfect balance provides you with a happy work life and a happy family life. Do you need to make changes to that balance? Everyone will at times and if you are looking for opportunities to give you the flexibility to make those changes...give me a call. I would love to discuss it more with you.
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I love that my family is every part of my business! My daughter loves going to events with me and takes every opportunity she can to share Pink Zebra with everyone. & who doesn't love to see a cute little girl sharing the amazement of Sprinkles...so many have commented on how she sold them on Pink Zebra! My younger 6 yr old loves playing with the Sprinkles and making unique, personal candles for gifts to her teachers! My 4 yr old is a little to young to join me at events, but he has definitely came for short visits to help me out and was adamant that I make a picture shade to his liking when he saw me making all the princess and frozen shades. We found the perfect Lego movie pic and he was delighted to have his very own Lego simmer light in his room. It has gotten a lot of attention when I display it at events as well. Do you get to take your kids to work with you and let them play around with supplies and share all the wonders of your work? I never would have imagined I would be saying "Yes" I do, but I can now!! Pink Zebra has become my family's business and we love it!!
Hi! Welcome to my page. I started my Pink Zebra journey in March 2013 and could not have imagined where it would take me. I have created my own business that I love, gained friendships, and have a new fond level of confidence, all while being able to be a stay at home mom to my 3 children and husband. I can't wait to see what other experiences I can conquer with Pink Zebra!