Hope Wissel

Lessons of the Week


Let’s see if I can sum up this week….

  1. 24+ inches of snow courtesy of the blizzard known as Jonas
  2. A trip to the ER for a fractured right wrist courtesy of Jonas
  3. A Thirty One party shift courtesy of Jonas
  4. Two doctor appointments to to get the results from NUMEROUS tests
  5. A week of sales due to a Thirty One End of Season Clearance
  6. A DS BINGO event

Am I ready to have this end? YES!!  I am also having brain freeze and have no real direction for today’s blog.  So, I am just going to brain dump and see what happens…

I learned some important lessons this week:

  1. My hubby is a gift that I will always treasure.  I am usually the one taking care of others.  The proverbial care giver or wearing my Social Worker hat but not this week.  My fall on Sunday night turned the tables and hubby became the care giver.  He has been patient, understanding and kind.  He waited until I asked for help before he jumped in to rescue me.
  2. My new found peace and confidence in my business allowed me to take a cancelled home party to a Zoom/catalog party,  The result was a $750 party where the hostess got over $450 worth of product for $130.  I learned that I can turn a cancellation into a successful party if I don’t just accept “I need to cancel” as an excuse.
  3. Persistence pays off when you are dealing with your health.  For about 3 years, I have been complaining about multiple symptoms – memory loss, fatigue, sleeplessness, inability to lose weight or maintain my weight and just general aches and pains. Most of the time, it was just blown off by doctors siting just getting old.  FINALLY, some one listened with hubby’s support we kept pushing.  This week we got results – a subject for another blog.
  4. Having a home-based business allows me to make money no matter what the weather is like outside.
  5. The best laid plans need to be flexible in order to defeat the inner gremlins that want to turn you into a Negative Nellie.


So, did you have any AHA moments this week as a result of Jonas?  What are you looking forward to this weekend?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!


Hope Wissel


monday morning

Happy MONDAY!  I wanted to tell you that YOU are one in a Minion!  🙂

What a crazy week-end, right?  Jonas, the Blizzard of 2016, will go down in the record books at the Jersey Shore – as well as some other places.  Our wonderful neighbor blessed us by shoveling LOTS of the snow after he did his before he got ready to go to work.  I had to do some shoveling to get the SUV ready for hubby since he went in early to relieve those who had worked all weekend.  I was able to stay home – safe and warm.  I had fun cooking which allowed me to relax a little.  What did you do for fun?

Being snowbound was actually a blessing in disguise for me.  Let me explain…

I had a party scheduled in North Jersey with a group of my favorite ladies who live about 1 1/2 hours away from me.  When I work up Saturday morning to an avalanche of snow and a State of Emergency – I knew that I wasn’t going to be making  my road trip.  I couldn’t get out of my driveway or the street even if I wanted to, so I had to come up with another plan to help my hostess get her wish list for FREE.

My hostess is NOT on Facebook.  I know amazing, right?  So, I asked her to be my guinea pig with  ZOOM – a video conferencing program.  Our Home Office at Thirty One uses this for our Leadership calls and so does my upline.  She was up for the challenge.  I didn’t want to invest any money yet so I told her that it would be just 40 minutes of chatting and showing some of the products that everyone wanted to see.  If we went any longer there was a monthly cost.  Not a lot but I wasn’t ready to make an investment yet.

 So at 7:25PM, we jumped on..

There were 6 guests and me.  My hostess was well prepared with a list of things that everyone wanted to see so I was ready too.  The 40 minutes went by really fast but I was able to answer everyone’s questions, highlight some great products and share with them an upcoming Retirement Sale that starts TODAY!  By the time the call was over my hostess was at $340 with orders still coming in.  She was thrilled since her goal was to get the Hostess Special which was an organizing set of products and all she needed was $200 in orders.

I will definitely use ZOOM again BUT the next time I will pay for the month so that we can talk for a lot longer.  I actually liked this BETTER than a Facebook party because you get to see everyone who is attending just like at a party.  Everyone interacted with each other and helped each other out with product ideas.  I am sure I could Skype or FaceTime too with people BUT I don’t do either of them very well.  I liked ZOOM because I could do it from my computer or a tablet or a phone.


Are you wondering what the Retirement Sale is all about?  You can check it out on my website at www.partywithHope.com.  The sale is through January 31st and is while supplies last.


So, who is ready to conquer the world? Ready to tackle the week?

Have a ThirtyOne-deful day!