Recently there’s been a really cool focus in our company (and probably other companies too!) on our “why.” Everyone who starts their own business has a “why” that drives them – something that makes them get up in the morning and want to do their job. I think this is something that everyone needs to make sure they know and it’s important to always keep that in mind with your business.
Simon Sinek has a GREAT Ted talk about our why and he also has a book, Start with Why, that’s fantastic! When I first saw his talk, it really opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking about my business!
With that being said, I want to share my why with you.
When I first started my Scentsy business in September of 2011, my why was pretty simple – make some money so I can help us get out of debt. My husband and I are trying to get completely debt free and I figured if I could do something like this to make some extra money and pay down debt, why not?! Another part of my why was needing something to do for myself. You see, I had been a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom for about 19 years by this point (12 of them homeschooling) and my whole world had been about my family. Well, at the time I began my business, my son was a junior in high school and my daughter was already in college and they just didn’t need me the same way anymore. I knew I was going to need something to do that was for me and I needed something that would keep me busy. Otherwise, I was likely to drive my husband crazy.
Almost three years later, my why hasn’t completely changed but it’s grown into even more than it started out to be. It’s grown into more than I ever imagined to be quite honest.
Why do I get up everyday and work my Scentsy business? I mean, let’s be honest – sometimes direct sales is hard! Some days I think to myself, what am I doing? lol! But I know that happens with anything we do and it’s a completely normal feeling. But what makes me say -THIS is why I do this and THIS is why I keep going? I can honestly say it’s because of the relationships that I’ve developed and the culture that has been created within the community of Scentsy consultants.
I have had the privilege of being a part of an amazing team and we have get togethers, meetings, and trainings available to us every month. We also have corporate sponsored events such as regional trainings, national conventions, and incentive trips. In the entire three years that I’ve been selling I’ve rarely missed any of them – maybe less than a handful and only because I had a conflict with a party or an event that was business related – and I’ve never missed a corporate event that I was eligible to attend. It’s that important to me.
And it’s important to me for two reasons -
2. Some of my dearest friendships have developed through my business and are with other girls on our team. It’s just an incredible feeling to be a part of something so fun and inspiring and I don’t want to miss out on that.
This company makes me want to do great things, it makes me want to be a better person, it makes me want to give more than I take, it makes me want to provide the best customer service to my customers and the best leadership to my team members so that I can continue this journey for the long haul.
And it’s working. I have some great customers that I’m so thankful for. They are the reason I get to keep working for myself. I have some great hosts who do a great job bringing people together to hang out and have a fun girls’ night out. And the really exciting part is that I have new team members being added to my team every month and I get to see the excitement and passion grow in them just like it has in me. I get to help other women find their why and establish an amazing career opportunity for themselves.
I don’t even really think of what I do as a ‘job” because it’s so much fun. I mean seriously, I get paid to hang out with girls and have a good time and then open boxes of all the fun goodies they ordered! Does it get any better?! :)
So to sum up – I do this because of the love and genuine friendship I’ve found within the Scentsy community and because I want to give that same experience to other women that I know. Everyone wants to belong somewhere. Everyone wants to be loved. It might sound cheesy but you can get that with us. Part of my why is still to pay down debt but eventually that will be taken care of. Will I stop then? Heck no! That’s how I know that’s not really my why anymore. My why is the people. And I’m just having way too much fun!
Are you looking for something like that? A $99 investment could change your life! I’d love to share the blessing with you! Contact me and let’s chat!