Hope Wissel

The Fall Reveal

Good Morning!  Today is the OFFICIAL start of Thirty One’s National Conference… The General Session today will cause the earth to rumble as 14,000 excited Thirty One consultants scream and shout over what is coming in the Fall catalog.

Thirty One consultants got a sneak peak the first week in July since there are THREE  – West, East & Canada conferences this year!  Home Office wanted to make sure that everyone got to see SOME of the NEW items at the same time – no spoilers here…  There are some returning favorites, here is one of them which is great for the man in your life:

24:7 case

Then there is one of MY favorites so I guess it will be time to update my prints since I have an old one…

handle it cosmetic bag

Along with sharing new prints and products, there will be some AMAZING training from the BEST of the BEST and they are:

Bridget Brennan is a pioneer in developing business strategies that appeal to women. She’s the CEO of the strategic consultancy, Female Factor, and author of the acclaimed book Why She Buys: The New Strategy for Reaching the World’s Most Powerful Consumers. Her book was called “essential reading” and was named a “Top 10 Marketing Book” by MediaTrust. She is a contributing writer on the subject of marketing and selling to women for Forbes and is one of the world’s most popular speakers on the subject.

Leigh Anne Tuohy’s inspirational story was the basis for the movie The Blind Side, for which Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne. She inspires audiences to recognize the full potential of individuals in their community and find value in those who society has deemed valueless. She shares her personal “Blind Side” observations, from seeing Michael Oher for the first time to how the experience changed her as a person – and the Tuohys as a family.*

Of course there will be some Thirty One ROCK STARS (Directors and above) who will impart their words of wisdom and share with us their best tips for growing our business this year.  I am excited to learn but even more excited to be able to share my journey on growing my business with others so that it might help them to grow theirs…

Who is ready to PARTY like a ROCK STAR?  Check out my VIP Facebook Group for more pictures of things to come as far as prints and products.  If you want to be a part of all of the fun, friend me on Facebook where I will be sharing lots of pictures of our trip.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel



By the time you read this, I will be having breakfast at Cracker Barrel before boarding the bus for Columbus, OH!  Yes, a bus! Yes, Ohio!  It is that time of year again – Thirty One’s National Conference.  This year, there are actually THREE locations since we have grown so much in the last year – Denver, Columbus AND Canada.  Can I get a WOOHOO???

After looking at airfare, I decided to join some of my team AND 39 other crazy bag ladies on a road trip to end all road trips.  Taking the bus to Columbus will be an experience for ALL of us.  We will all get to know each other very well during the 9 hour ride headed there and I am sure coming home, most of us will sleep.  Denver’s Conference was a week ago and the rumors are already flying about how AMAZING it was and how “on fire” everyone’s business is since they arrived home.

I am excited to be re-connecting with old friends, sharing conference for the first time with many on my team as well as getting the chance to make some new friends.  It is definitely more than just a “purse thing”.  It is a sisterhood that can not be explained in a few short words.  The speakers for this year are going to ROCK the house:

My pink princess cowboy hat is ready for the trip… hubby can’t believe that I actually found one, in North Carolina too!  I am ready to absorb as much as possible.  So here is what else I am taking…

  1. A GOOD Attitude! Despite anything that’s happened that day or on my travels, I want to attract other consultants & leaders and they are ONLY attracted to good attitudes. CHECK.
  2. My Power Hour Binder with hostess contacts, list of 62 (or more), potential consultants info, and VIP customer contacts so I can text, email or call them about something I think would excite them.  CHECK
  3. A DESIRE to learn and take in AS MUCH as I possibly can from every person I meet. CHECK
  4. Catalogs/minis – you never know where you will meet your next hostess or team member! CHECK
  5. Patience Patience Patience – there are going to be a TON of us there, let alone all of the Facilitators, Home Office staff, and everyone else that it takes to put on a Conference. There will be crowds. There will be lines. There will be waits. I am going to use these as an opportunity to meet some new friends, or shoot a text to a hostess or potential team member and share your excitement!

What I am NOT bringing to NC:

  1. Envy – while I set my goals high and aspire to be a better consultant and leader, I will NOT compare my journey of where I am or where I am NOT to someone else’s.
  2. A BAD Attitude ~ We ALL have crazy things happen to us and an opportunity to complain… do NOT do it! It ruins the fun for everyone else around and they will NOT want to be around you!
  3. My Mom, Wife, and Housekeeper hats: This time is for me to soak up as much knowledge as I possibly can, and bond with my team and sisters. So I am leaving these hats at home. I will miss my family, but I can concentrate and focus better if I’m not worrying that the house is a wreck or what they are going to eat while I’m gone. They will be fine, I promise.

This is National Conference season especially in the direct sales world.  So, share these tips with your team and be ready for an AWESOME experience.  I can’t wait to share with you how “on fire” I am when I get back.  Don’t worry, there won’t be any gaps in my blogging – I still have lots to share about the days ahead..

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!