Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paid to Party? Yup!

So here's the thing. I’m an educated lady. I graduated high school as valedictorian, Ball State Honors College summa cum laude (a semester early), and finished my master’s degree with a 4.0 too. This is why my hackles came up a little bit when I was recently told that direct sale opportunities are only for people who couldn't cut it out in the "real world" and/or those who don't have an education for more traditional career paths. Um, have you met me??

My husband has lovingly called me a "gunner" since the day we met because I'm super ambitious once I set my mind to something. I’ve worked since I was 16 as a cashier, tutor, orientation leader, teacher, blogger, curriculum writer, and graphic designer… but truly, my most enjoyable job has been Jamberry. Most of the time it doesn't actually feel like a "job" at all. I'd say that's a pretty good sign.

Yes, I sell fancy nail stickers and am PROUD of it.  I didn’t think there was anything that could be as fulfilling as my job teaching third grade, but I was wrong. I have the best of both worlds; I’m still a coach, a mentor, and a teacher. But I also get to set my own hours, be my own boss, and work primarily from home. Don't tell, but yoga wear is my new wardrobe.

Those of you who are laughing at the thought, you aren’t alone. I laughed at myself when I joined! I told my friends it wasn’t another one of my jobs, just something fun on the side. I wasn’t into those “direct sales pyramid things” so don’t even try to convince me otherwise. I’m just here for the discount, y’all. But you know what? Sometimes life surprises us. And now?

Now I’m not just selling wraps over here. I’m sharing a product that gives ladies everywhere a little DIY pick-me-up for a few dollars. I’m helping nail-biters finally feel like they have pretty hands. I’m influencing THOUSANDS of women on our team as they contribute to their families. I’m mentoring leaders. I'm traveling on someone else's dime. I'm challenging myself to continue to grow and change with experience. I’m securing our family’s financial future. No joke, we’re YEARS ahead of our financial goals that I didn’t even know were possible when I started. And I’m doing it all one pretty little manicure at a time.

Want to see what it’s about? Join us in my Facebook event this week to hear all about it. No pressure, just info. Who knows? Maybe it will surprise you too and be just the thing you never knew you needed. 

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