Business Tips and Tricks

It’s Not Just A Party …

The new year brings new ideas, hopefully, for working your business.  We have all set New Year’s resolutions on how we will do things bigger and/ or better, right?  Our goal is to increase our business for whatever reason – more time, more money or more of our wonderful products.

January is one of those “J” months.  If you are in direct sales, I’m sure you have heard the tales of “J” months being tough on business.  Think about it – January, June, and July.  What did your business look like last year during those months?  Truth is, January, June and July last year were three of my highest months in 2016.  Crazy, right?  So, how did I do it?  What was the magic formula?  Honestly, I don’t have a clue.  I didn’t have a plan.  What I did have was determination to NOT be one of those who said “It is a J month so I will just wait until next month”!

My parties during those months were non traditional.  I had a party using ZOOM because it was during the middle of a snow storm.  Then there was the girls night out with wine, food & shopping.  I held fundraisers and did Facebook parties.  I had hostesses who were excited about earning FREE and discounted products.  Why?  Hostess coaching was key.

So, here we are in the middle of January when the supply of parties is high and the demand for them is low, what are you going to do to fill your calendar?

The secret is …

Stop doing parties and start consciously creating experiences for people.

Think about the service businesses and the people in them…. are they outside their office shouting discounts?  NO!  In most cases, they are busy supplying a service to those in need.  The question is: how do you do that?  They are making a difference in people’s lives by creating an experience for them.

I know you are thinking, I sell product.  You have been taught, in most cases, to SELL SELL SELL.  If you don’t believe me, check your Facebook newsfeed on any given day when people are pushing their products.

Why not consider these things when “sharing” your product with potential customers and recruits….

  • Experiences can be both good and bad.  They are created through our five common senses of sight, taste, touch, sound and smell.  Then for many women through their six sense of intuition or gut feeling.
  • Think about the sensory experience you are creating when you are with a group of people or one on one.  I don’t just mean your physical products but also your party experience, and your business opportunity.
  • When you share your story or your “WHY” what experience are you sharing with them? The gift of more time with family and friends because of your business.  The confidence you gained.  The sisterhood.  The “me time” for a busy mom. How the extra money has helped you to pay bills, or leave a job you hated? Has the additional products allowed you to donate to your favorite causes?  Focus on what matter’s most to you and share it.  Chances are your guests will willing join in your experience.

Remember …

You can’t control people’s experience because everyone processes information differently through their senses. You can however use conscious creation to influence their experience.

So I’m curious.. … how are you going to create an experience for your potential hostess and her guests?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!


Hope Wissel, Relax, Reflect, Recharge

What is Your Anointing?

Good Morning.  I have been wanting to figure out what my anointing is but first I wanted to really needed to understand what the word meant. By definition it “is a gift that functions easily when it is operating in you to benefit others and the Kingdom of God. If one has to “work it up” one has probably gone outside one’s anointing“.

As I stopped to reflect and recharge this morning, I started wondering what my anointing really was and did I have one?  Honestly, this is not where I am looking for accolades not am  I sitting on a “pity pot” saying “woo is me”.  I really am not sure what it is.  My lack of personal confidence, an occasional lack of of faith combined with my blossoming growth as a professional in direct sales, often leaves me wondering what are my talents/anointing.  What gifts have I been given by God?

I have taken the Natural Gift Assessment by Lyndsey Baigent but is that the same thing?  According to this test my gifts are Culture and Help.  Simply put I find it easy to move freely in different cultures, feel fulfilled in sharing a variety of different cultural experiences as well as helping others to achieve their goals and dreams.  I guess my biggest PROBLEM is my lack of faith in my abilities.  When I get out of the way of myself, these natural gifts take over.  I don’t know about you but I over analyze things, want to look deeper into things.  Truth is I just need to trust and believe in God and the work that he is doing in my life.   As I look back on my life, the winding road through my addiction and subsequent work in social services brought me here.  Before my addiction, I am not sure if I would have found my gifts to be the same things.  From a very negative time in my life, God was able to put me on a different path that allows me to share my anointing with others.

“As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and  as that anointing is real, not counterfeit – just as it has taught you, remain in him” (1 John 2:27).

Where do you move naturally in your life? What do you do that you don’t have to work at it? Chances are that is your anointing. God wants you to walk in the anointing he has given to you.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!