I had the opportunity to meet a goddess in the corporate direct sales world today, Miss. Connie Tang, the first woman CEO of th 50+ year old company, Princess House. She has worked at Clinique, Lancome, BeautiControl and JAFRA to expand sales forces and open forign markets.
“I’m a tried and true believer of the power of direct sales to enable women from all walks of life to become their best selves,” Ms. Tang remarked. “With the rich legacy that Princess House has built in providing superior product and income opportunities to tens of thousands of women and families, I look forward to building on our success and growth as we enter our next 50 years. It’s an exciting time to move Princess House forward by reaching out to women who want more and want to be more.”
She was well versed on so many levels of this industry, from the actual product sizes, to continuity programs to making branding changes, it was no surprise she is one of the most successful woman in direct sales. I love when I get to meet woman like this, its not just inspiring but so surreal!
I recently read an article in Glamor by Debora Spar the president of Bernard College on being “superwoman” and the stigma that woman face in the do it all century that we live in. They listed several strategies for facing the new standards, my favorite include:
Staying close to home: as things get tough being near the people you need the most is always comforting
Commit to a work out regimine: Jessica Herin CEO of Stella Dot says she have the time to NOT run every day. Its the time she clears her head, with out that the entire day is counterproductive.
Pick a job you love: thank God this is one thing I can cross off.
Its strange to think about this work life balance and sometimes I fear I love my job so much that Ill be looking at my life in ten years with great success in my career and no family to share it with. Sometimes I do wonder, can we really have it all?
I am so excited to be a part of Bona Clara as they really define their leaders and the woman who will have a hand in shaping the future of the company. The feeling as I mentioned the other day is so hard to describe. The woman “founding leaders” attract are the most ambitious, smart business woman I have ever met. I feel like I am a HUGE part of something thats going to EXPLODE!! We are planning SO much travel for this month I dont even know how I am going to keep up with it all! I am beyond excited (incase I havent said it 10x already). Ill keep you posted on the cities ill be visiting! How on earth did I get so LUCKY!?!?
Last night we promoted our second director, first senior director and I FINALLY promoted my first brand manager. This was followed up by a day of AMAZING calls with inspirational woman who are so hard working and smart it gives me goosebumps.
The feeling I get from working in the home office of Bona Clara is unlike anything I have ever felt before and I am pretty sure is what makes me so very in love with not only my job but this company and the direct sales industry in general.
There is something about the woman in this industry that just belive in themselves, in the raw and un altered drive within their soul, they know whatever goal they set, if they want it bad enough they will get it. Surrounding myself with people like this is what makes me so excited to get up and go to work every day. The part of me that not just wants this to work but KNOWS it will work, its the belife in the oh so natural ambition that only certain people posses. I am so blessed to be a part of this company… cheers to the woman of Bona Clara!
I have lived in the north end of Boston since the summer of 2007, I have always felt safe, always been entertained and never taken for granted the smell of the ocean when I step out of my front door. I do have to admit, there are times, when the tourists and the festivals that block the streets overwhelm me, and maybe even a selfish time when I just wanted a few more hours of sleep before the marching band starts outside my window. Today was different, today I was for the first time truly intrigued by St. Anthony’s Festival.
Seeing all the local Northenders filled with pride and love for the annual ceremony opened my eyes (and honestly pinged me with a bit of guilt) to appreciate how luck I am to constantly be exposed to traditions different than my own. What are some different traditions you have been lucky enough to experience or spectate?
Today seems surreal – I had a scheduled doctors appointment with Dr. N. I didn’t have to wait as long as usual. I walked in, took my seat, we went over all the results from the last blood work – talked about how I was feeling and then he said… “Your labs are remarkable, you are officially in remission.” It didn’t process right away … I feel like I have been told so many things so many times I don’t even want to feel anything anymore. Karen, the director of the infusion clinic and Dr. N right hand woman came in and Dr. N told her the news, he seemed so excited, they both did. I had some tests done and I walked out the door and I felt nothing still. I know this is huge, I know that since Nov 2011 I have been really sick – sometimes much worse than others, but all in all, I wasn’t looking to hot.
I called Val, told her the news, she paused, I could tell she was so happy, she was almost choking on her words (something that doesn’t happen to her too often) … I called Memre of course she had 1000 questions. I called my Dad, he was the most excited of them all. He was loud and happy and I know when he said “this is the best news we have had in a long time,” he meant it. I still didn’t feel much. I went back to the office, told the girls I work with they were so happy, I told my boss and she even hugged me. It all felt so good but inside of me – I still didn’t feel anything much.
Then social media kicks on I see Facebook status and tweets that look like this:
and then all of a sudden I felt something … I felt what it means to really love people and have people that love you. Reading this I know they feel genuine happiness and excitement. I know because its how I feel when they tell me things.
Last week when I attended Hoopla, the national conference for Stella Dot, one of the keynote speakers said he is the “luckiest man because of the woman in his life” … that sentence is resigning with me tonight. I know, I am the LUCKIEST girl, because of the people in my life, that I choose to surround myself with, that I love more than anything.
Today marks a new chapter – I am so excited to write the next one!
I have bee in the market for a new pair of glasses for a while but I just havent had the time to make an appointment! After my last eye apointment I thought I had picked a pair but when she called be back and said it was $650 I had to decline.
Thats when a friend suggested Warby Parker. They have a great, home trial program where you can choose 5 frames and have them sent to you and have 5 days to try them on! Perfect for busy people like myself!
You choose 5 frames from a wide variety, you can even upload a photo so you are able to see what they look like on your face! They are arrive in just a few short days, you can try them on, ask friends, even wear a pair or 2 for a few days and then choose one when you are ready, best of all they are under $100 for PRESCRIPTION glasses!! I have to say this is one of the most impressive shopping experiences I have had!
This summer I have decided to take my Stella Dot business to the next level. I have decided to partner with as many business and individuals as possible to “Party with a Purpose” this summer. Every trunk show I hold, I will donate my commission to the charity that my Hostess holds near and dear to her heart.
This month is the perfect time to host – because all hostesses receive and additional $50 in product credit when they host a $500 party!!
Not to mention DOT DOLLARS are back!! WOOOO … for those of you that dont know – for every $50 you as a customer spend, you receive $25 “dot dollars” to use as credit for next month!!
I have just a few dates left – the most desirable being Sunday June 30th! Message me for other dates and how we can arrange to raise money to benefit a cause that is important to YOU as we Party for a Purpose this summer!
I cant describe the feeling I have today. Its pure joy, I feel like I did win the lotery. I have been working at my company since September, I was hired as a field development analyst – pretty much my job was to help our brand reps in whatever they needed. Over time I have picked up several other responsibilities and my work load has easily quadrupled – I have never been happier! The only issue is that I cant live off of what I make each week (by live I mean pay loans, medical bills, rent + live the life I want) so I still bartend at least 2x a week… Its just exhausting… I don’t think ill leave the 21a… after all its been my home for 7 years, but I needed to justify all the hard work I was putting in.
Last week I finally did just that. I asked for exactly what I wanted – and made sure to explain why I already deserve it and think I will be able to do even more in the future…. I was called into a meeting almost a week later. My CEO and President announced a new position which came with the raise I asked for AND a bonus structure. I have never felt more amazing. Not lucky, not the right place at the right time… I felt just RIGHT… like I got what I deserved… and that my friends… is something I haven’t felt in a really really long time..
There is a sense of excitement that comes along with purchasing a lottery ticket. This weeks lottery was at $600 million!! Can you imagine!! I can… I left the store day dreaming of all the amazing things I would do with that kind of money….
After I pay my loans and my parents debit and my siblings school loans I would..
buy the most amazing Boston Apartment and furnish it as I find the things I love