So my story will start back to when I was considering starting with a home based business. Hang tight, after the serious part it gets funny.
My aunt texted me (she had recently held a show and decided that ‘my name was written all over it, that it was perfect for me’). I love my aunt dearly and had to consider, since it was coming from her. My thought process:
How on earth could I have time for anything with 3 little kids!
How could I justify the cost of a “starter kit”? (I didn’t want to waste any money!)
How would my husband take it?
Who would do a show for me?
This particular company has such a great story. How could I pass this up? It is right down my alley….as my favourite aunt pointed out.
I would actually love a good excuse to get out of the house and have some adult time.
My husband pointed out that I have wasted much more money on material things at the mall…..hmmmm yes good point.
Last stop, call my mom. She encouraged me to go for it, she would book my first show! Really?! You want to?
I was stoked!
So other than a little devil on my shoulder telling me not to waste money, what did I have to lose. It was support all around.
When I began, the shipping was HORRENDOUS! I waited for 3.5 weeks for my starter kit to arrive. It finally arrived 2 days before my moms show.
Off I went. Driving 35 minutes down the highway, music blaring, and I was belting out the tunes. I was kid free and VIBRATING with a combination of excitement and anxiety!
(we are almost to the funny part)
So I get to her house, set up my 10 pieces (remember I just had the basic starter kit), 15 or so ladies show up. All professional middle aged, lovely women. Starting things off in true Jocelyn fashion, I spilled my glass of wine right before the presentation. While dabbing up the wine from the carpet on my mom’s floor (take note that this was her brand new house….) I had the sudden urge to go pee. If you have had 3 or more kids you know what I mean by “sudden”. Like my whole body froze and I tried to control it. Well the feeling soon passed because “luckily” I half pee’d my pants.
Ok great! It’s dark denim, no one will notice. I quickly went to the bathroom and soaked up what I could with toilet paper, washed my hands and returned to give my spiel. I couldn’t believe how they all sat and listened to me. I could hear the shaking in my voice. I thought I might die.
They all seemed interested and asked some questions. Then one by one they came to me with orders. I remember thinking, oh, you are going to order? what a bonus! Most of them said, Jocelyn you will do so well with this. This is a perfect job for you as a stay at home mom.
Shortly afterwards, my upline called me. She asked how it went. I continued to share what I sold (not that I had spilled my wine and pee’d my pants). And she squealed with excitement! Jocelyn, she said, you made over double what you paid for your starter kit! Plus plus plus! My head was spinning! I didn’t feel like I was working at all! This is so rewarding! My wheels were pumped and I learned one important lesson. Always take a bathroom break before your presentation!
Here I am all excited at one of my first shows!