Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What It's All About

Jared is the salesman in our family. Me? I like to be directed, follow guidelines and then collect my tidy little paycheck every 2 weeks. No risks for me thanks! Or so I thought.
One Saturday night I was turning the pages of my Real Simple magazine. I don't buy that magazine for the articles, although some of them are very well written. I buy it for the eye candy. Clean lines, beautiful colors, design simplicity at its best. I pore over every page and fall in love with the $500 paper weight or the $200 pencil holder. Ridiculous yes. Beautiful? no doubt. I came across this advertisement for a company called Willow House. It had a Mom with her daughter in the kitchen cooking and it read  "Working from Home Never Looked Better." Anyone that knows me well knows that working outside of our home and leaving my kids everyday  has been a huge struggle for me. As you can imagine this article spoke right to my heart. I immediately hopped on the computer. What I discovered blew me away. Beautiful products!! This is one of the first images I saw.

I identified with the simplicity and beauty of this image. I took a look at their online catalog and I kept thinking, "I would buy that!" The opportunity seemed amazing, but I had doubts that I had what it took. This business is based on direct selling. Hosting parties and asking others to host parties. It was daunting, but over the next few months I kept this business idea in the back of my head. A couple of weeks ago I really researched this business and saw the goodness behind the beauty. This company really cares. Not just about the quality and craftsmanship of their products but also about their commitment to their employees. They also donate to 2 specific charities, Cut It Out which supports women who are victims of domestic abuse and the Junevile Diabetes Research Foundation. I knew that I could get behind a business like this and get excited about all that it had to offer me and the people that I know and love. I want to give my all to this business. I want to wipe out all of the preconceived notions that people have about direct selling businesses. I want people to know that hosting a party or becoming a consultant themselves is truly about fellowshipping with friends and having fun. I won't lie. I want to become successful. My ultimate goal is to build my business so that I can stay home with my babies. Everyday my heart aches and I ask God for my simple wish, "God please make a way for me to stay home with my babies." I believe that He has opened this door for me and I ask Him to bless this business as I start out and begin to grow.


God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6