Friday, November 14, 2014

Basking in your Ahh-Hah moment.

I believe it just hit me when I sat down to finish prepping my kit for Mock State Boards next week. Realizing   how great it feels to be over half way through Cosmetology school, an occupation I waited my whole life to do, expanding my networking avenues, making new friends, and sharing the Avon opportunity.

Before I began selling Avon, my social network circle was little to nothing. We are a part of a generation that caters to world-wide social networking. What would I do without it?...and more importantly, how would I find it when I don't have it???  I used to think I was lousy at sales, even though I always considered myself a social butterfly. I grew up always feeling like, an "odd ball," feeling unsure of where I "fit or belong." Well during one of my lonely "rock bottom" moments, I was forced to take serious inventory over my options. I could join some kind of a club (if I had the $), a support group, a single's group, find on-line friends, or I could join a church. I wasn't motivated to do any of the above. I  was tired of jumping on somebody else's bandwagon and "tagging along," or looking for a romance that felt non-existent. I wanted to find my own journey, my own way. It may have just been my stubbornness, even if joining somebody else's network may have benefited me.

I never used to understanding the term "networking," outside of a direct selling company. I'm still learning there's a lot more to networking than just selling Avon. All Avon is, is a vehicle to one's own individual  personal destiny. Avon is not for everyone, only because everybody has their own personal journey for their purpose in life. When I decided to sell Avon, it came from a personal inspiration to branch out my own social network, rather than joining some other group(s). With Avon, (or any direct selling company) you can make it your own, by creating your networking family, which nobody can take away from you ever. Some people like selling Tupperware, Partylite, Pampered Chef, or whatever they're passionate about (list goes on); but I always preferred sharing the Avon opportunity. From day one, I saw Avon as the best "fit" in regards to my lifestyle.

I first learned about Avon in a newspaper ad, when I happened to be browsing through the Classified ads for no particular reason, because I was probably bored, nobody to hang out with, no TV or internet. I was 36 years old with very few acquaintances, no close friends, relatives, or family of my own. So I decided to look for an extra job outside of the midnight job I worked. I was not in the line of work that I loved particularly, and did not find much in common with my co-workers. My immediate family was far away.

 As I was looking at the Avon ad, I realized how much I liked the Avon products I was buying through another representative who I happened to know from work.  The idea of selling it myself just occurred to me. I would have signed up under her had I known that I could, but as I recall she was too busy to build her own downline, she just liked selling Avon on the side. Jane Doe was actually a full-time nurse whom I remember working with at St. Joseph's  Hospital in Ypsilanti back in 2003. I signed up in May of that year, became a single mom in 2005, and started selling Avon to my son's caregivers, when I went back to work and school. Then I sold it to my co-workers, colleagues from school, my neighbors in the apartment complex where I lived, and at the doctor's office. In the summertime, I would sell Avon at yard sales as I made deliveries. I took Ben everywhere I went when he was just a baby.

Even selling Avon on the side enabled me to improve personal and business skills as I practiced responsibilities toward my son and toward my customers. It was my reason for getting out of the house, which helped me realize that it turned into a purpose for living. I hung in there for four years, coordinating work, school, Avon, and raising Ben.  Then I met the love of my life in April 2009 (a week before Ben's 4th birthday), started a happy, healthy relationship, bought a house in June 2010, and started Cosmetology school in May 2011.

Going into Cosmetology shifted me into the perfect environment for the's about beauty, the hair, makeup, fashion, and creativity on so many levels.  This alone keeps me motivated to continue selling Avon, which in turn keeps me motivated to build my clientelle as a hairstylist and makeup artist.  One feeds off the other. I finally started building my downline, along with gaining more recruiting leads. It all originates back to the year of 2003, when I chose the Avon opportunity, the very first step towards a long, struggling journey to social networking,  my passion, and nurturing seeds of success through creativity.

Find your creative journey today...sell Avon, be your own boss...only $10 to sign up!:)))

Be A Possibilitarian!

The first response from my recruiting prospects: "Do you make any $ selling Avon?" My counter response to that is YES YOU CAN!  It's all what you put into what you love to do. If you love the products you sell, then you will somehow convince a prospect to believe in what you love to do and inspire them to do what you do. It is like deciding if the glass is half full or half empty. The second most typical response: "I'm no good at selling."  Believe it or not but everyday you look for ways to sell yourself and you don't even know it. When you try to escape from a crisis, problem, the natural thing to do is to panic. When you say you are no good at selling, this is also a form of panic. But when you learn to calm down in a critical moment you can think more rationally, use better judgment and more creative decision making. What you struggle to do everyday is to make yourself credible or worthy of a decent existence by selling yourself, or the part of yourself you want the world to see.  Imagine you are at a job interview. Don't you want to sell a part of yourself you want your employer to see and believe about you? As a part of acquiring survival skills, you seek the knowledge you need at a given moment to sell yourself out of a crisis. Some people would call it "street smarts." On a long-term basis, you seek knowledge you need that will help you decide what career to choose, that would serve your best financial interest and the quality of your lifestyle. This would determine where you decide to go to college, whether or not to relocate, commute, what kind of job you work and what skills you want to improve while pursuing your goals. The third most popular response: "I don't have a lot of friends," or "I don't know enough people." My response to this is get out and network. Find your network of friends who believe in your goals and dreams. While doing that, make a list of all the people you knew in your lifetime. Go back five or 10 years or whatever it takes. Save your old address books and search for your old friends while you're out making new ones What it all comes down to is believing in yourself. When you do that then your prospects will believe in you! Rather than be victimized by your circumstances, believe in the possibilities of the good that can result from a challenging situation, channel positive energy into these possibilities and overcome your circumstances, by gaining more control over them verses letting them control you.  When you are in control, your problems have no more power over you. Don't let anything stop you from achieving your goals and a possibilitarian and believe! You do have the power. Look for nothing more or nothing less than the knowledge needed to lead you to your power from within, the key to your that power, and by golly USE IT...because knowledge is power!

Selling: What You Want The World To Know About You.

Sell yourself...the part of yourself you want people to see. 

You can up-sell your strengths and what you want the world to know about you. A good salesperson will find ways to tell the whole world - advertise! Good news: If you have a passion, you also have the potential to be a good salesperson...we all have it!

 If you are pursuing a career in acting, comedy, dance, or music  etc. you want the world to know you are creative and good at what you love. If you are an aspiring athlete, you want to get into as many leagues, play as many games as possible and network with your superiors! It all ads up to the most important thing if you want success: Explore your potential to be a good salesperson and start directing that knowledge and power to serve a productive end - finding the part of you, you want to sell to the world in which you have to survive.

If you want to know the right people, be in the right situations at the right time - you find creative networking outlets and learn the ways you want to advertise and up-sell yourself .

What do you want the world to know about you?  FYI - it took me a whole lifetime to figure out how to up-sell my strengths, convince my friends, neighbors and colleagues by effectively advertising what I want them to know about myself.  I want the whole world to know that I sell Avon and I'm a licensed hairstylist. If you can do this then selling is easy! 

Today, Tomorrow & Forever!

What do you need to know today in order to succeed for the rest of your life? 

When I think about that question, I feel a burden has been lifted. Why fret about the future...and why worry? Instead of reacting to your changing daily circumstances, imagine where you want to be in 5 - 10 years from now and how you can actively take a step of faith in that direction every day. 

 One day will always be different from the next. What you may know today may be something completely different from what you needed to know yesterday. What you will need to know tomorrow will be different from what you needed to know today...because life is unpredictable. 

Your goals and dreams are what should remain the same. Visualize it, acknowledge it, and achieve it!  

Healthy survival and self-help skills are finding the resources needed today that benefit you now and the rest of your, tomorrow, and forever!

How Did Avon Inspire Me?

What inspired me to sell Avon is having supplemental income to my day job, selling products I not only love but the ability to run a home based business with unlimited earning potential.
I am a proud mom who is focused on family, friends, helping people in my life and meeting new people. My attitude is to focus on what you need to know today to help you be happy today, tomorrow and always. I am open to listening and learning, and will give advice when people ask for it. I love to style hair, buy and sell cosmetics, and blog about personal accomplishments thru life's struggles and challenges.

I am a licensed cosmetologist, raise my son and sell Avon on and off line. Three important things to me are family, friends and help making the world a better place. I like to solve problems and turn daily challenges into opportunities.  Every day I choose faith in the possibilities over fear of the unknown. I love to help people by making them feel good about themselves and the world around them.

A Timeless Mission For Women

ISO like minded people from all walks of life who are looking for opportunities to experience and share the Avon $$$ opportunity. Everyone you know and everywhere you go can lead you to unlimited $$$ opportunities to shop for what you can share, by making the world beautiful! Follow your dream of a timeless mission to share your beauty on the inside and out.

Avon Corporate Information

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with $10 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world's largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and fashion and home products.
Corporate citizenship has been a part of Avon since the company’s inception. One of Avon Founder David H. McConnell’s guiding principles was: "To meet fully the obligations of corporate citizenship by contributing to the well-being of society and the environment in which it functions." Through 2013, Avon global philanthropy had donated more than $957 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women.

Avon Foundation Information

The Avon Foundation for Women, which leads Avon's global philanthropy, is an accredited 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States that was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women and their families. The Avon Foundation brings this mission to life through two key areas of focus: breast cancer research and access to care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade; and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. Avon is proud to be the largest corporate supporter of the breast cancer cause globally, with programs in 50 countries donating more than $815 million for research and advancing access to care, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
Avon raises funds for breast cancer and domestic violence through the sale of special fundraising products by Avon Sales Representatives, and through events such as the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series.

The Avon Brands

Avon is a world leader in anti-aging skin care products, fragrance and color cosmetics. Its product line includes beauty products, fashion jewelry and apparel and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques and mark.

Avon is the company that stands for beauty, innovation, optimism, and above all for women.