Hope Wissel

Spring Has Sprung

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Not only is it HUMP DAY… it is the first day of February which means…. it is time for the NEW Spring Summer Catalog from Thirty One.

There are so many exciting things happening….

Let me ask you… have you ever thought of having your own business?  Have you thought about what you could do with an extra $200 a month?

This season, Thirty One has THREE – yes I said THREE Enrollment Kits available.

Want the FULL package, you can pick from either A or B for just $9915873230_10158116044525220_7698053581236575355_n

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BUT, maybe you don’t have $99… from now till February 10th, you can start your business for just $31.16386881_1527273297297356_171145178868350601_n

During your first four months as a consultant you can earn approximately $150 in FREE product every month for submitting $600 in Personal Volume* (PV).  You get to choose one of these six kits to help you in your Thirty-One business.

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You will also receive pre-selected Business Supplies to set you up for success, and a $14.95 credit will be added to your next commission check, covering the cost of one month of your personal website/Customer email subscription. When you earn the first level, you will also earn a Cherish Bracelet, and at every level earned you will receive a StartSwell charm.

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When you submit $1,000 in PV during any of the StartSwell earning periods, you’ll earn your choice of Hostess Exclusive – either the Triple Duty Caddy or Rolling Cooler – or a $75 product credit.

If this was the kit offered when I joined Thirty One, I wouldn’t have hesitated for a minute. I also would not have taken so long to get my first $1000 in sales. Here is my Enrollment Kit from February 2011:my enrollment kit- taco

So, if you want to earn some extra money or LOVE the product and want the discount or just want to add to you bag collection……..now is the time to join the Thirty One pink bubble. You get ME too! I will help you set-up your launch party and work with you to make it a success. If you want me details or have any questions, contact me by completing the form below:

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

 

Unclutter Your Life

Success Your Way

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth” – Henry David Thoreau

There are four definitions for success in the Oxford Dictionary:

  1. The accomplishment of an aim or purpose:
  2. The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status
  3. A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth, etc
  4. The good or bad outcome of an undertaking

What is your definition of success?  Is it a cookie cutter picture like others in your life or is it uniquely you?

My picture used to be cookie cutter.  In a nutshell, it was be the top in my field, make “big bucks”, make a difference in the lives of others and live happily ever after. When I became successful and a Chief Operating Officer of a non-profit, I didn’t feel like a success.  I couldn’t or didn’t want to see myself as others saw me.  I was content to be in the corner letting others receive the accolades.

When I entered the world of direct sales, my picture of success was a cookie cutter.  Yup, I am a people pleaser and didn’t really think about what I wanted.  I had forgotten how to dream and define success for me.  Over the last six months, things have changed.  I can’t explain it.  I don’t know if it is a result of the health issues or creeping up on 60 years old or whether I am just seeing myself as others see me.

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I have done a lot of digging, and I want my success to be defined as what feels fulfilling and meaningful to me.  Ultimately, the traditional definition of success just does not feed my soul or offer any long term fulfilment and joy – for me.  Traditional markers of success are about how the world perceives us and seldom takes into consideration how we feel about ourselves, our life or our work.

I have played the comparison game and so have you, where we have compromised our health, our relationships, and our wellbeing to reach someone else’s definition of success. We have ignored our own values so we could be accepted by others instead of building our own success dream. As a result, we find ourselves with a life which is exhausting and unfulfilling.

Building your own approach to success isn’t easy.  I regularly battle with Negative Nellie and Perfect Polly.  They are the inner gremlins who want me to continue to be a cookie cutter model of success.  How have I began building my own approach to success? I want to share with you some things which have helped me to find some peace in my world:

Contentment: Do I feel satisfied in my day-to-day life? Even when the stressors and challenges can’t be avoided, am I content with how I am spending my days?

Purpose:  Is my life all about me or is it bigger than just myself and my own needs? Am I am contributing to the world in a way which fulfills my purpose in life?

Passion: Am I excited about my work and my life? Am I eager to get up and start the day?

Joy: Am I happy with my life?  Maybe not every single second of every single day, but do I find joy and pleasure in my life on a regular basis?

Stability: Am I financially stable? Am I making smart decisions with my finances?

Personal growth: Am I open to changing, and growing in my life? Am I becoming the best version of me?

Devotion: Am I committed to what matters most in my life?  Am I giving 100% to the  priorities in my life?

Peace: Am I at peace in my day-to-day life, even when things may not be going as planned? Am I staying connected to my core values, to live an intentional life?

Authenticity: Am I showing up, in both my work and life, fully and 100% myself? Am I owning my story and living in my truth?

Remember these are my markers for how I am redefining success in my life.  Truth be told, I don’t live up to these every single day, BUT I am a work in progress not looking for perfection.  I’m learning to shift the focus from worrying about how others perceive my life to focusing more on how I feel about my life.

Tell us what success looks like to you…. no cookie cutter answers.  What questions would you yourself when fears of “am I successful?” and “am I good enough?” creep in?

Have a ThirtyOne-derufl day!

 

 

 

Hope Wissel

Give the Gift of Hope

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I can’t believe it has been almost six years since I started my journey with Thirty One with a goal to help others. Sometimes it is a fundraising project, or a donation to an event or giving to those who were in need.  It doesn’t matter whether it is for an individual, a group, a team or if we were just part of making a difference…. I always want to help.  Over the years, we have been able to make a difference in the lives of many….

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This was our very first #31gives project for the kids who were in the hospital over Easter.  There are 6 beds at Ocean Medical and each child received one of these pouches. It was so humbling when we were one of the featured pictures in Thirty One’s Virtuous Women magazine.

No, I am not telling you all of this to toot my own horn. I NEVER do any of these projects without the help of my AMAZING customers, hostesses, family and friends. Individuals who believe in the cause, or just want to help. Okay, can you guess where this is leading…. YOU GOT IT!

I am blessed to know several people who are on dialysis, some who have received transplants while others still are waiting. Their daily struggles have taught me to appreciate my life so much – the good, the bad and the ugly. They go through their days with faith looking at each day as a blessing, appreciating all they have been given.

Over the last two years I have done Chemo Comfort Bags bringing smiles to those who are fighting cancer. I was asked by a friend to help those who are struggling with dialysis because her hubby is one of them. Silly me, I thought dialysis patients received their treatment in the same spot as the chemo patients so they would also be treated to the donated bags – sadly it is not the case. Here is her plea for help….

Please help! Kidney disease is horrible. It be wonderful for the patients to have a care bag to help comfort them during their dialysis appointments. These appointments can last 3 hours up to 4 & 1/2- 5 hours. That’s a long time to be sitting in a chair.

Your $30 sponsorship will pay for the actual bag and I will use 100% of my commission to fill them with a variety of things like a blanket, notepad, pen, bottle of water, lotion, warm socks, chap stick and crossword puzzle book. Donations will be distributed at the local dialysis center to bring a smile to the face of those who are fighting this dreadful disease.

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Won’t you help me bring a smile to the face of those who are struggling during dialysis?

You can sponsor a bag in memory of someone, in honor of someone or just anonymously. Payments can be made via check or through Paypal at hopesgiftcloset@@comcast.net as a friend/family.  I can also accept credit card payments directly.

Won’t you help to make a difference today?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

East West or North South

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Happy Friday…. are you doing the “happy dance”?  I am for so many reasons. Does today’s title make you curious?  I will be honest, I don’t have much of a sense of direction anymore.  I’m sure my daughter would say I never did but there was a time when I could navigate my way any place I wanted to go.

Well, today is really about your purse selection.  Yes, purses come in East-West and North-South.  Think about it…

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Look at the current bag you are carrying and you will be able to tell what kind of girl you are.  Yes, the shape of your bag will tell you.  Believe it or not, it will tell me a lot about which Thirty One products you will like.

Let’s take two of our most popular bags…the Zip Top Organizing tote (bottom right corner) and the Tall Organizing Tote (in the middle). Do you know the difference between them?  Yes, they are different prints,  Yes, they are different styles.  Yes, they have different skus.  But the real difference is their direction.  Yes, I said direction.

Is the shape of your current bag – tall or wide?  For me, my go to is the Around Town Tote – yup, it it a North South bag.  I use a variety of bags but I find I am drawn to the North South bags.2226b73d1da9d1f4b004fa8877cba731

Which do you prefer?

If you (or your customer) doesn’t love a certain style, show her another style.  I actually tried this out and found I was showing them the wrong bag.  I showed a  North-South bag and she was an East-West kind of gal! Now, I ask what kind of bag they like BEFORE I start to show them one.  Or better yet, ask to see the bag they are carrying right now.

The North- South gals are going to LOVE the January customer special.  For just $10 – you will be able to get the Tall Organizing Tote with a $35 purchase. A shout out to all nurses and teachers who are not a huge fan of the Zip Top Organizing Tote. Students love it, moms adore it, and crafters swear by it! 15337615_10208114640560856_6749432495466297696_n

So, what kind of girl are you? North-South or East-West?  Want to see your bag options based on the kind of girl you are, let me know…

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

 

Hope Wissel

A New Season

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No, I have NOT lost my mind. I am in my Thirty One pink bubble because TODAY is the start of the NEW Spring/Summer catalog.  The NEW catalog is AMAZING! I know you have heard me say it before, right?  Well, the truth is that each catalog is better than the last one.  There are so many things to LOVE

I know that we have several months left of winter BUT aren’t we all longing for the Spring or maybe you are a Summer kind of girl.

Let’s see what is NEW from Thirty One:

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These are the 12 NEW prints that can be teamed up with some of your current prints and products for an updated look.   There are 20 NEW product styles too!

We have totes:

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I think I am most excited about the NEW accessories, especially our scarf!

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How about a pillow fight??? Custom design your own pillow without breaking the bank!

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Do you love our thermals?  We have more options than ever before:

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Host a home party or a catalog/online party in February and look at ALL you can earn – just for getting a few friends together.  Did you know that the average Thirty One party is $500, now I know that you are not average, right?  Let me show you how to have a $1,200 party (yes, it is possible) and get YOUR Wish List for FREE!

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Your friends will LOVE the February special because it is our NEWEST Utility Tote for just $10 with a $35 purchase:

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Looking for a few hours of me time a week?  Love to earn some extra money to pay for (fill in what you would use an additional $300 per month on)?

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So, there are THREE opportunities with Thirty One:

Spend Money by placing an Order

Earn FREE product by hosting a Party

Make Monday by joining my team

Which opportunity is right for you?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!