Wednesday, February 7, 2018

So... You Want to Stay At Home (Part 2)

Dealing with Fear

So, you have a few questions.
Part One left us in the Limbo Land of FEAR. But, in order to deal with Fear,  we need to ask ourselves "What exactly is fear and what am I really afraid of?" Some say that fear is False Evidence Appearing Real. I really dislike this acronymic definition because it trivializes what we feel. It makes our concerns seem small and it makes us self conscious. Others say that FEAR  is a human's natural instinct of sensing danger and then having a great need for safety. And that is true. When we encounter things that we don't understand (ie. direct sales) we do feel apprehensive. This is  because we haven't had experiences with it, or we have  heard about negative experiences with it or we simply don't want to do it because "I'm not a sales person". and "I don't want to be pushy".  However, I rather think that Fear is a process of thinking things through, while addressing our concerns about a given decision or situation.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Site to See: The Booster

Let me be one of the first to introduce you to a GREAT supplemental website in the Party Plan Industry.  The Site is the Jenny B website called:

The Booster

This site is a consultants dream. You will find:

  • Stickers - to enhance your catalogs and other business materials
  • Postcards - for party reminders, recruiting and "just because"
  • Buttons - to help you advertise your business while you are out and abou
  • Erase Boards - for tracking 
  • Free Training - Party and business idea, 
  • And much, much more!

The Stickers are colorful and you have the choice of pre-printed, printer ready, general business and company/business specific. I have found that placing the stickers in catalogs have helped to draw attention to new products, best sellers and even team building. It is said that if you want a woman to hold a party, you have to mention it at least seven times. What better way to mention having a party by saying it in stickers to bring home the words that you have spoken. 

I myself have worn the Booster buttons and have found a certain confidence as I have gone out and about. I have even gotten sales as well as a few appointments booked that way. 

So, if you are looking for business enhancements, Visit The Booster and get pleasantly surprised!  

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Party With A Purpose: A Book Review

So you are in the Home-Based, Direct Sales/Party Plan business and you are wondering what types of books you should have as personal growth and business education on your book shelf. And you are wondering what types of books you should be recommending to others. Well here is a book for you:

Party With A Purpose
The Psychological Secrets to Recruiting and Retaining Party Plan Partners 
by Pat Pearson  -  MSSW

Your Parties are not just for showing off your products!
According to the author, the key to success and longevity in the Party Plan Business is recruiting.  Sharing the Marketing Plan of your Party Plan Company is a must. Because this business is a people business, and people are emotional creatures, "life strategies" must be developed. This book gives the Party Plan Consultant a Psychological Blue-Print  that will help her/him recognize and deal with the emotional issues  that always come up in this business. This book is designed to help you understand the major emotional roadblocks that keep people from coming into or staying in the business. You will learn to empower yourself and your team members in the Art of gaining new business associates. You will learn how to enjoy the benefits of the business: Making a Difference in the lives of others, while you are Having Fun and Making Money!

This slim volume is a fast paced, easy-to-read  must read for anyone who wants to understand the ups and downs of a party plan business. You will find insights and have "Ah-Ha" moments that are valuable for you and your team members. This book is for the rank and file consultant as well as the seasoned leader. Chapters Include:

  • Gratitude Recruiting
  • Retention the Elephant in the Room
  • Cycles of Change
  • Stopping Self Sabotage
  • Balancing on the Emotional Teeter Totter

among others. Have pen and paper available and be ready to Recruit, Recruit, Recruit!  Get your copy TODAY!

This book can be found on or on

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

So... You Want to Saty at Home (Part 1)

Would you like to stay at home?
You're tired of your job...You can't stand your boss...You miss your kids...You hate getting up in the morning...You have too little time and waaaay too much to do...You have waaaay too much month at the end of your money...You are busteed, disgusted and you don't know who can be trusted... So...You Want to Stay at Home? And I don't blame you. But, you can't make any of your ends meet, so you'll just walk away from your dream, forget it and contimue to work a boring job, with a boss you hate, for not enough money, while getting up way too early, trusting your children to someone else and having way too much to do that it seems you don't get anything done and the thought of catching up is just simply too ridiculous for words. I say to you "Not so Fast".

Monday, January 22, 2018

Letting Go

 I am sharing an article written by my business and life coach Lisa Robbin Young. You may know her as The Renaissance Mom and the owner of The Direct Sales Classroom. She originally posted this blog post quite a while ago.


 In the past 24 hours it feels as though I have awakened from a 35 year coma. I can’t begin to explain everything here, at least not yet. But new realities have come into my field of vision, and I’m seeing the world through somewhat different eyes. As moms, we often think that we are doing so much for everyone else, and we don’t have a voice of our own. Sometimes we feel squelched. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Help Yourself and B. E. G. I. N Again

Have you ever struggled with starting over; perhaps thinking it appears as if you are standing still of moving backward? Perhaps you have the feeling of failure or resignation? Guess What. You are not alone.  Even with your self recriminations and emotional baggage — (the feeling of not being enough or having enough or the problem is all your fault), from time to time having the choice to B.E.G.I.N. Again is the best option and can be your best friend.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Wizard of Oz: A Business Parable

No, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore Dorothy! In fact, I don’t think we’re in Oz either. Where we are is at a crossroads in life and we have to make some very important  decisions if we are to survive. Because, the days (and ways) of doing business (or creating an income stream to earn extra money) are changing rapidly and we just can’t sit around and wait for someone else to make something happen or to  make choices for us. As Mary Kay once said "You are either going to make things happen, or watch things happen or you are going to wait until it's too late and ask 'What Happened'" So, we have to adjust and grow  WITH the times or we are going to be left behind! (I’m not saying that there are flying houses or monkeys in your future, but you get the picture, right?)