Wednesday, March 13, 2013

As The World Turns

Yes, the world keeps turning, even at times in our lives when we wish everything in the world would stop while we deal with life....  I bet you have felt like this at times in your life, haven't you?  Well, this is one of those times for me.

Over the past 6 months lots has gone on in my life.  The business I was with for 21 years fell apart and left myself and many others in a state of flux.  It has been hard to move forward.  And there have been times when I began moving in one direction, only to have found out that was not the right direction.  I have had to recalculate and redirect my course.  Not always a fun thing to do.  But, it appears that I am finally on the path to some exciting new things.

First I found a company that valued my past experience in Direct Sales and offered me a position equivalent to that of my last position.  What a breath of fresh air for me.  Although many who have viewed this from afar, don't find it as compelling as I did.  Alot of stigma comes with a Direct Sales company making this kind of offer.  It has not been viewed as unethical by some others.  This makes me sad.  But, in the end, I find it refreshing.  If I were looking for a job in the market place, or even if I was not looking for a job - I could be approached by a head hunter who knew of my expertise.  I could be offered a position with another company and if I took that position, I would not be looked down upon for doing so.  Why is it, that in Direct Sales, that is a no-no?  The Direct Sales company I am with now is called Jewels by Park Lane and I am loving it!!!  Who would have thought I would be decorating people now instead of houses?

Recently I have been approached by another Multi Level Marketing company and my husband and I have signed up with them.  Multi Level Marketing is definately different in some ways from Direct Sales.  Although they both fall under the same umbrella.  This new company is Talk Fusion.  If you have not heard of them yet, believe me, I think you will be hearing about them soon.  Cutting edge technology is being offered in a Multi Level Marketing set-up.  Video is the wave of the future.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013 is a New Year in More Ways Than One!!! Yes, as I start out January this is really going to be "NEW" in more ways than one. First, and foremost I am looking forward to "NEW" start. Many events happened over the past year and as always with the turning of the calendar page - a "NEW" year and a "NEW" you has the feeling of excitement, hope, vision, goals, dreams, and something that will prove to be just what has been waiting for you. This past year the company I had worked for, for over 21 years closed its doors very unexpectedly. It left many of us in the field feeling lost and wondering where to turn. I found Direct Sales 21 years ago and have such a passion for what this business plan can bring to the lives of those involved. I could not imagine myself without it. But, I am getting older and not sure which way to turn. I have been working on certification as a Direct Sales Coach through the DSWA over the past year and was excited to be turning over a new leaf as I trained my team. Now, all of a sudden, I have no team, I have no company. Several months have past and I received a call from a sweet lady. She asked if I would be interested in coming in to Chicago and speaking with the CEO of Jewels by Park Lane. I wasn't sure I was interested in Jewelry, but if they were going to fly me in, I felt I should give them the benefit of the doubt. Little did I know that I would leave Chicago that day with a whole new mindset! They had offered my a position as Sr. Division Manager. I would be entering this position which was at the same level as the one left with my former company. They recognized the value in the years of experience I had in the Direct Sales business and wanted me to be a part of their team. I accepted and am now on a new journey. One that has turned my love of decorating homes and spaces into one of decorating people!!!! Won't you join me on this journey, as I use the skills I already know and find out about many that I do not. I can't wait for this FUN and EXCITING, "NEW" opportunity. Jewelry defines your fashion personality. Women are drawn to jewelry; it has a magnetic appeal. Just like all clothing and accessories, one never has enough jewelry. Jewelry has the ability to lift your spirits, to make you look and feel good. Jewelry expresses mood, attitude, and state of mind. Doesn't that sound alot like how you decorate your home? How do you feel today? The jewelry you wear makes a statement. It pulls your look together and transforms your clothing into an "outfit".