Towards end of last month my team sales numbers seemed unusually high. I wasnt complaining but wasn't used to it either. Last Day of October, Halloween it was only a few hundred away. I most definitely thought people would have been tapped out and gotten all their orders in but no.....with a combination of last minute PWS orders and the team rallying together....we did it in the final hours with 10,006 in sales in just one month. I actually had gone to bed thinking it didn't happen. I got up to pee about 3 am and noticed my phone had like a bazillion messages from my Superstar Director and Sponsor Adie and then realised it had happened. I burst into tears in the pitch black in the bathroom and just the light from my phone. Everyone contributed and every order whether big or small mattered which is the great thing about working so closely with a team in Scentsy. I felt so proud of each and everyone of them who have come so far personally. Nothing compares when you get a chance to see others succeed alongside you.
why would I cry? because I thought it would never happen. I've been with Scentsy for almost 4 years since April 2014 and I saw so many people get to Director quicker it always seemed. I was always happy for them don't get me wrong...this was never a jealousy thing but I struggled to focus on my own journey for some reason. It didn't help that when I joined Scentsy, I was already burnt out with a failed music career and long term unemployment difficulties. My sense of self was completely shattered and I was already used to failing. I kept going but was trying to find my own voice. My partner got very sick with his health and just everything felt overwhelming. It got to the point where I had to switch off the majority of feeds from Scentsy friends in Facebook because it was distracting me. I kept seeing their journeys and needed to find my own voice...which is why I turned the other voices I was hearing off for a while. It wasn't malicious or jealousy....just doing what I had to do to keep my head quiet so I could figure out my own path. I did wonder often if I was cut out for this, with how quick some moved with all this and why I had to wait. I was working so hard and wondered what I was doing to make this go so slow. I wanted financially independence and I heard so many stories of how some of the US now Superstar Directors hit 6 figures in less than 5 years. I wondered what was wrong with me at times.
ive been working a lot on myself recently, reading self improvement books and have made huge growth in figuring out myself and thinking about things. IF this had happened sooner, my heart wouldn't have known how to receive it if that makes any sense. I wasn't ready and there's no way I could have handled the extra responsibilities whilst my partner was so sick. My partner is home now after being gone for 7 months in a treatment facility.....I find it interesting that two weeks after he came home, I hit Director. I think everything has a reason and the universe has a divine timing for things. Although it was slower than some (quicker than quite a few), Im glad it has happened now and not sooner. Im much more of a leader than if I hit Director in 6 months or less and I've been through hell and back which I can use to help and mentor the women and men on my team. Scentsy is so much more than wax and it's an opportunity to serve and change lives. The wax and the commissions are just an avenue to help us do it.
There's definitely a reason why I was blessed with Scentsy in my life. It's given me so much more than a commission check every month. It's hard to describe what this whole thing is about to someone brand new or thinking about wanting to join. What you mean Im going to become a better person you say? I just need a few extra quid for a trip to Disneyworld. That's the thing in life is that the universe always has other plans and what you least expect may be the biggest blessing Youve ever had. So grateful for all of this, so grateful I never gave up because...boy there was a lot of moments I wanted to. I kept going, pushed through all the crap and here I am. Director is no where near the end of the journey for me, it's only really just the beginning.
Me in 2011 when Scentsy had just opened in the UK with Heidi and Orville at Convention.
Me in October 2014.