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February: Our Busiest Time of the Year

If you own and operate a Pure Romance business, you know that February can be as overwhelming as holiday shopping season or Black Friday for the rest of the world. Valentine’s Day makes this month “love month” and everyone is thinking about unique gifts for the one they love.StarterKitsNew

Most people are concerned with making dinner reservations far enough in advance that they aren’t stuck with the 4 p.m. or 10 p.m. time slot. Meanwhile, our Consultants are so busy they don’t even know what day it is! It’s easy for our Consultants to feel guilty about how many hours they are working – they are booking limitless parties, helping last minute shoppers, keeping crazy customer service hours – all in the name of love (not just for lovers, but their love of their businesses).

If you’re a Consultant reading this, below are some things to think about during this busy time that will help you feel good about your success and keep you on track.

  • Communicate with your family and friends. I can’t stress this enough. – communication is the glue that keeps relationships together. When you are working your business, keep your family and friends in the loop on what your schedule is like. Make sure they are on board with your goals and support you. Knowing this will ensure that you know they have your back when you are hitting your busier seasons. Everything falls into place with consistent communication.
  • Encourage your inner circle to be your cheerleaders. Let your family and friends know how much it means to you to have them cheer you and the success of your business on and keep them involved in the process – after all, they share in your success.
  • Make an effort to find balance that makes sense for you and your unique circumstances. When I was working as a Consultant, it didn’t matter if it was a pizza party on a weeknight or a lunch squeezed in between three parties, I made sure that I found the time to show my family and friends I cared. I always believed, and still do believe, that I’d rather fall into bed at night from exhaustion from doing what I loved rather than worry about where I’d get my next paycheck.
  • Reward yourself. As a successful Pure Romance Consultant, your schedule will be busy all year-round, not just in February. You should never feel guilty about this! This is what you’ve been trained to do – working smarter, not harder. And don’t forget to give back to you! When you do have some downtime, use some of that time to get a massage or manicure, or whatever it is that makes you feel pampered. You are your own boss, so you’re in charge of giving yourself that “bonus” you deserve!

2015 Late Summer National Training

While on a recent Pure Romance business trip to New York City, I visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art (better known as The Met), and was completely blown away by an exhibit called China Through the Looking Glass. There was a stunning Haute Couture Evening Gown created by a Chinese designer named Guo Pei that took my breath away. It was made of gold and silver silk, metal and sequins with beautiful embroidering. I stood in front of that dress for I don’t know how long, simply awestruck. I’ve always believed that constant exposure to creative people and new experiences like this are so important to our growth. No matter what my age, I’m always trying new things, traveling to new places, making new friends and connections – both in my personal and professional life. When it comes to our Pure Romance Consultants, our conferences, like the late summer National Training coming up next week in Las Vegas, are no different! They are an invaluable way to make sure you are continuing to be inspired and grow as a businessperson.

To those Consultants reading this blog, you will have the chance to hear from amazing speakers like Bryan Tracy (a top selling author of over 45 books and creator of the internationally acclaimed program on the Psychology of Achievement), Mary Christenson (recognized by Direct Selling Live as one of the Ten Most Influential Women in Direct Selling Worldwide), Darren Hardy (SUCCESS magazine’s publisher and Editorial founder) and David Bach (financial expert and prolific media contributor, as well as national best-selling author who wrote Smart Women Finish Rich) – just to name a few!

This is the first time Pure Romance will be back in Las Vegas in over three years! This city is always bustling, and filled with a special energy and excitement that is unmatched. Las Vegas restaurants, bars, hotels and casinos have recently started injecting oxygen into their venues to help patrons stay awake and keep going in such a dry desert climate, but something tells me all of you will be so excited, you won’t need much help in that department!

You will get to make and build life-long friendships with other Consultants like you, and learn new sales techniques and inspirational ways to grow your businesses. It’s also the perfect time to get motivated and motivate your team. Many who own their own businesses run the risk of becoming stagnant; continuing to attend these types of conferences ensures you will grow and break out of your every day Pure Romance routine.

This year we also have an amazing app that you can download on your smartphones called “Pure Romance Consultant Events” – all you need is your Consultant log-in to gain access to Consultant news, updates, and even a gallery of “Selfies” taken during the event.

For those of you who can’t make it to Las Vegas, be sure to attend your local team meetings so you can at least benefit from some of the late summer National Training takeaways from your sister Consultants who were able to take advantage of it. And remember: always, always, always stay a student!

Click below to watch just how much fun our Consultants had at the 2015 National Training earlier this year!

Stop and Thank You, Baby

PattyThanksgivingBlogI was sitting in an airport Starbuck’s the other day feeling especially grateful, when all of a sudden lyrics from a song playing on the radio interrupted my thoughts:  “I want to stop and Thank you, Baby.  How sweet it is to be loved by you.” Isn’t that always just the way? It also seemed very apropos with Thanksgiving just around the corner. Many people equate this song with romance, but the funny thing about it was that the first thing I actually thought of was my family and all of the amazing Consultants that have continued to inspire me for over 20 years in this business! Continue reading

The Golden Rule

pattybloggoldenruleDo you care what others think about you?  Even the most confident person will probably say, “Yes.”  We live in a world where we measure ourselves against images of perfection from the media and the opinions of those around us, but guess what? Opinions are subjective and always changing, so trying to determine who you are based on the views of others is like trying to stand up straight on shifting sand.   Continue reading

Know Your Stuff

KnowYourStuffBlogNo matter what business you’re in, you need to be an expert. If a car dealer doesn’t know how many miles per gallon a vehicle gets, would you buy a car from him? If the woman at the makeup counter can’t tell you why one type of mascara is better than another, would you put it on your face? Continue reading