As an independent consultant for some years now, I have had people ask me why I do what I do. After spending today at a fundraising event as a vendor I felt inspired to share exactly what draws me to direct sales.
I am sure you have all heard the pitches from direct sales companies . . . “Be your own boss!” . . . “Work around your family’s schedule” . . . “Earn extra money for the holiday’s” . . . “Earn tropical cruises, cars, cash bonuses, etc.” . . . “Live your dreams.”
Well, I have to tell you, those reasons were what lead me to direct sales, but that is not what drives me now. I am not making piles of money or earning tropical cruises, but I am having fun!
My greatest joy in life is to connect with other women. I love comparing notes on life, family, jobs, cooking, and all the things that we women have to deal with in our lives. I like knowing that the things I am going through happen to others. I like learning new tips and ideas. I like laughing at the things we do or our families do. It is a de-stressing experience. And no matter if I do great in sales or not, I almost always take something with me from the people I meet – it is a good feeling, upbeat attitude that I carry for days.
Take today for instance. I got to spend the day in a country club, chatting with wonderful women, had a delicious lunch, and enjoyed some really good conversation with a lovely woman and her husband that were there selling homemade dry soup mixes, rice mixes, and biscotti mixes. We had the best time! We talked about our families, our travels, what it is like being over 40, cooking and more. The day was over before we knew it.
I think women are designed to connect and socialize in order to help us get through life. We are a sisterhood – even when we are strangers we can almost always find common ground on some subject.
I am sure I could find other ways to connect with women, buy direct sales is a great way to get out and meet others. Plus, unlike being the member of an organization, I get to enjoy variety. I attend vendor events and open houses all over the place and get the chance to meet new people all the time.
Are you like me? Do you enjoy meeting new people? How have you been blessed by spending the day with other women you have never met before? Please share in a comment below. I would love to hear from you!