When people realize there are genuine income possibilities for consultants, it allows them to dream about what lies ahead. Once they begin earning commissions and bonuses, it opens avenues in their lives they never dreamed possible. One of the most integral benefits to direct sales is the independence it offers the consultant in creating a schedule that merges with other priorities. We asked the consultants who are featured in our Fall & Winter catalog to weigh in on the topic of independence and their share their advice on gaining that freedom.
Heather Stapleton, Sr. Executive Director from Florida said “working from home has given me the flexibility to support my husband while he serves our country as a Navy doctor. His schedule is not his own and as a Navy doctor he has a very busy one. If I had a “9 to 5” job we would have to hire someone to take the kids to practice and run errands. Earning a full-time income while working from home part-time was a goal of ours and we are so blessed to have Lemongrass Spa Products as the vehicle that is allowing us to do fulfill this dream.”
Heather has been successful in earning incentive trip contests, being among the top teambuilders and part of the Advisory Board. “My #1 tip is to partner with your leader or a leader in your upline. Reach out for help and guidance. Model what other successful consultants are doing. Don’t copy it, but make it your own and run with it!”
Alexandra Meister, a Director in Indiana, joined Lemongrass Spa as a college student and achieved the title of Director very quickly. She says “working from home with Lemongrass Spa has given me financial freedom and flexibility I never thought would be mine to live out. In college, I worked my business around assignments and finals, having the peace of mind that I was the master of my schedule. After getting married and moving cross-country, I am not jobless because I now have the opportunity to grow my business in a new area. Having Lemongrass Spa as my primary source of income takes the stress out of job performance, because I answer to myself! I am able to use my love for marketing and social media on a daily basis, not just for fun, but also to increase my paycheck. For me, direct sales is the result of a passion and entrepreneurship coming together! Beyond the financial freedom and creative outlet, what surprised me the most about Lemongrass Spa is the opportunities I have had to travel to leadership and conference and meet like-minded women. Women across the country that share the same passion for healthy living and financial freedom that I wouldn't have met any other way! They have become my closest friends as we cheer each other on towards our goals and dreams. I never thought I would be working for myself at age 23, but here I am...and I sure am loving it!”
The advice Alexandra offers other women entrepreneurs is captivating. “If you are already on the path of gaining financial independence as a direct seller, keep taking those steps forward! When you integrate direct sales into your life, you are ushering in a community of fiercely passionate women and men who will inspire you daily towards your personal goals. Take advantage of this community; build others up with what you have learned and see how it grow you in return. I can confidently say that my only regret in direct sales is that I didn't join sooner!”