A new Thirty One year starts today! Every year (actually twice a year) I look back on my goals and evaluate what went right or what went wrong. I don’t focus on the negative BUT I do acknowledge it so I know the changes I want to make in the new year.
Over the last year, there have been some noticeable changes personally and professionally in my business. I have been saying and visualizing daily mantras to combat those nasty inner gremlins – the result, a more positive attitude. The more positive attitude has rippled into a stronger marriage and a stronger business.
I am learning to be ME! At age 60, you would think I have this down pat but alas I don’t! I used to practice my 30-second commercial so much, it felt canned and never really natural. So, what did I do? Changed it from a practiced commercial to “I help busy woman with simple organizing solutions so they can enjoy quality time with family and friends”. I am a walking billboard with Thirty One products so it is easy to then share how they help me to stay organized.
But my image is more than my 30-second commercial… it is also about how others perceive me. I’m a jeans girl. When I was working in the non-profit world as a Social Worker and then as a Chief Operating Officer, I wore jeans with comfortable shoes (no sneakers) and a nice shirt. As a direct sales consultant, jeans and a company tee shirt have been my attire for as long as I can remember. But I will admit, getting older and closer to goal weight, I am changing things up a bit. Nothing costly or dramatic just enough to let my sparkle shine through.
- Always where solid colors to a party or event. You certainly don’t want to clash with your products. As a Thirty One consultant, we have lots of prints to show so this makes sense.
- Be genuine, gracious and acknowledge others. To me, this is a no-brainer for we Celebrate, Encourage and Reward our customers and hostesses. This also is a great way to use Dana Wilde’s 10-second rule.
- Little details make up the big picture. Pay attention to the little details your customers or potential customers share with you. When I am at an event or party, I even make notes on the order forms so I can remember something about the customer.
- Dress to showcase the best you. Leave the tennis shoes at home. Stay away from clothes which are too tight or too big. Instead of jeans and a tee why not khakis and a tee. I have started wearing more of our jewelry and makeup to parties.
- If you saw you, what would you think? Are you an all together girl? Or are you a hot mess? When I think of an all-together person, there is a women at Weight Watchers who always looks FIRST CLASS. Color coordinated, hair done, makeup, jewelry, etc. and she is just weighing in. I always tell her I aspire to be like her.
- You are what you wear even BEFORE you have a chance to give your 30-second commercial.