Hope Wissel

Smiles for Trevor

 smiles for trevor

Happy Monday!!  I want you to mark this on your calendar for Thursday night, June 25th!

Let me tell you a little bit about Trevor:

Trevor was born with a cranio-facial condition called Hemifacial Microsomia. He is also almost deaf on the right side where he has no ear, and legally blind in his right eye. He has undergone 7 cranio facial related surgeries to help fix his facial bones that do not grow properly. Surgeries and hospital stays are covered under his insurance but the orthodontic portion to fix his upper jaw, is not.  Trevor’s orthodontist actually trained at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and is able to work with his condition.

As you can imagine the medical/ orthodontist costs are staggering even with insurance.  Trevor’s mom and dad are like most who literally live paycheck to paycheck.   Trevor’s father is on permanent disability, and mom, Kim, works part time.

God put Kim in my life through a mutual friend who was doing a fundraiser for the family. I wanted to help.  God kept nudging me.  We just couldn’t get the logistics of a place locked in.  Kim was concerned that she had tapped her friends and family too much with other direct sales parties and didn’t want to impose on them again.  Then at a vendor event, we met face to face.  I got to talk to this incredible mother, woman and wife.  We came up with a plan and with the help of 2 other friends, we created “Smiles for Trevor – Ladies Night Out”.

I am excited to not only raise funds to help this family but to be able to bless mom with a few of her favorite products.  I have gotten to know Kim and let me tell you that she is an inspiration.  In the wake of their struggles, she remains positive – speaking to the Universe what she wants and where her family is going.  She has an incredible future in her business.  The Secret changed her life and as a result the lives of her family.  My hope is to assit them financially, spiritually and physically.  She helps me daily to understand the power of the The Secret.

Join us for a night of fun.  Bring a friend.  Shop with each of us – Thirty One, Dove Chocolate and My Creative Side Jewelry.  Each of us are donating proceeds or our commissions to help this family.  If you can’t attend, click on our sites and SHOP!  Just want to make a donation, contact me and I will help you work out the details.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday night! Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!


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Is being Self Employed On YOUR New Year Wish List

Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss?  According to “theselfemployed.com“, there is a list of 55 reasons it’s better to employ yourself but these are just a few of mine:

  1. Set your own hours.
  2. Opportunity to make unlimited income.
  3. Can work from home.
  4. Can work literally anywhere.
  5. Are able to put family priorities first.
  6. You don’t just work for a paycheck.
  7. Able to do something you are passionate about.
  8. Can work in your pajamas if you want to.
  9. Take vacation or sick time whenever you need to.
  10. In today’s economy, being self-employed can have more job security than a traditional job.
  11. True flexibility in everything you do.
  12. Work doesn’t feel like work.
  13. Every day can feel like an adventure.
  14. Only you need to believe in yourself. You don’t have to sell your ideas or vision to higher-ups.
  15. You can set up your office however you want.
  16. You are not limited to the money you earn each paycheck.
  17. Every day is like a new challenge – a chance to grow as a person.
  18. You will be able to spend more quality time with your family.
  19. You can take control of your own personal and career development.
  20. The more you put into your business, the more you will get out of it.
  21. You will have more freedom to work, play or rest when you want to.
  22. Being self-employed is the ultimate DIY project.
  23. You can be yourself.
  24. Get to meet new people that you might not have in a typical job environment.

For some, direct sales may be the answer to your self-employment goal.  For $99, the Thirty One enrollment kit changed my life.  It not only allowed me to make my own hours, it helped me to find a confidence in me that I had lost so many years ago.  When I am doing a home party with Thirty One, I am not “Belinda’s mom” or “Rob’s wife” or “Joan’s daughter” – I am “Hope, Thirty One Director and bag lady”.  I love all of my roles as wife, mom and daughter but I also love that I have my own identity too.  Did it start off that way?  No, I wanted the discounts (25%) and maybe to make some extra money.  It is so much more than just a purse.  

Thirty One may not be for you but it may be for someone you know. Share this link with them giving them the opportunity.  If your passion isn’t bags, try some of the other wonderful direct sales companies around – Mary Kay or Beauty Control or Dove Chocolate.

Share with us your reason for wanting to be self-employed..

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!