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Gaining Independence as a Direct Seller

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!”

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Mompreneurs Keep It All Together

Quote from Christina Scalise, Author of Organize Your Life and More

Today’s mom-preneurs are juggling more activities, school functions, social media posts and family obligations than ever before.  With life seemingly getting busier, there is one thing that can make the difference between a calm and orderly household and a chaotic, overwhelmed one – organization. We surveyed our leaders and compiled their top tips on how to they keep it all together while running a home-based business.

#1. Scheduling Is Key

It goes without saying that implementing a calendar system is a must to keeping your business and family’s schedules organized. There are a multitude of ways to accomplish this and here are a few of our top picks.

Rachael Towne, Sr. Director and mom to three children, suggested an electronic option. “We use the Calendar app and we all have iPhones. My husband and children get my updates when I have online events or when I plan on going live (on FB.) Everything from online parties, to children’s events, to appointments go on my Apple calendar. “

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Optimism and the Road to Success

Lemongrass Lady of the Year is bestowed upon an outstanding consultant demonstrating a strong personal business, teambuilding, leadership and community service. Lemongrass Ladies demonstrate an excellent business ethos and encourage the success of all their fellow consultants.

Tara LaMagna, Platinum Director from New York and the 2016 Lemongrass Lady of the Year on how positive self-talk and an optimistic mindset leads to success.

Video credit: Sindy Kelley

Hold your breath.

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4 Practical Tips for Success

Direct sales offers a unique entrepreneurship opportunity for women and men from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. They join for a myriad of reasons such as flexible schedules, extra income and “me time”. While success is different for everyone, there are a few tips that can be followed to create a lucrative home business. Jennifer Pizza, a Lemongrass Spa Consultant from Maryland, gives real-life examples of how to use these tips for your business.

Jennifer enjoyed attending home parties but “never considered being the one ‘running the show’.” After attending her sister’s Lemongrass Spa party and learning about clean products, she decided it was time to make a change for her family. With no prior experience in direct selling, Jennifer’s initial goal was for her family to live healthier and free from potentially harmful chemicals; she never fathomed where this change would lead her. In about four months Jennifer promoted to Director and earned a $1000 bonus. Within six months she earned the “High Jump” [highest honor in Lemongrass Spa’s previous Jump Start program], which included product bonuses, a necklace and massage at a local spa. At nine months Jennifer earned an all-expenses paid vacation for herself and her husband. Then at the end of her first year she ranked number nine in sales in the entire company.  Jennifer said "my first year with Lemongrass Spa was AMAZING!” 

Tip 1: Set goals.

Jennifer’s overall goal was to provide healthier products for her family, primarily because one of her daughters has allergies and skin sensitivities. Her personal business goal was to earn the Spa Destination trip for herself and her husband. “Having three kids doesn't leave much time for a getaway, or money to afford it. The experience was everything we thought it would be and more! We were able to relax and re-connect,” Jennifer stated. Each month she sets small goals for her business that will lead her to her big-picture goals, such as earning the 2016 Spa Destination trip to Mexico.

Tip 2: Create a work schedule.

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Top Leaders Attend Leading the Way Retreat

Twenty-two women from Lemongrass Spa Products participated in an empowering weekend with Belinda Ellsworth and her Step Into Success Team at the Leading the Way Leadership Retreat in Chicago, Illinois last month. At the cornerstone of the event was the celebration of the release of Belinda’s Direct Selling for Dummies, Amazon’s #1 Bestselling Book in several business categories. This exceptional how-to book helps the reader navigate the direct sales industry in pursuit of success, setting goals, managing their time wisely and harnessing the power of social media to book, sell and recruit. Each attendee received an autographed copy of this business-building manual.

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Belinda showcased some of the most impactful social media speakers in today’s direct selling arena, including Lydia Martin and Lyndsay Tompkins. Expert storyteller, comedian and author, Kelly Swanson had the entire audience rolling out of their seats with laughter as she helped us see through our obstacles and make fun of our shortcomings. Linda Ellis inspired us to live each minute as if it were our last. Author of the world-renowned book, The Dash, Ellis shared first hand how th

is book has touched the hearts of millions.

Lemongrass Spa’s Executive Director, Tara LaMagna, was asked to present her successful steps in exceptional team engagement to the direct sales leaders attending the event. Tara’s story of how she built a team of 300 consultants in just over two years had leaders from dozens of direct selling companies feverishly taking notes. Tara’s style of utilizing Facebook groups to motivate and inspire her team, Facebook parties to increase her sales and systems for attracting new recruits to her team have been instrumental in her success. Tara traveled to the Dominican Republic in June 2015 as one of the Spa Destination Trip earners and was named to the Dynamic Dozen (Top in Sales) at the Annual Convention.

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