Thanks for the memories (and the lessons)

Today a legacy company in the direct sales industry closes its doors.   I won’t get into the reasons behind that.  Today on this day of lasts…my mind is filled with firsts. Opening that kit for the first time.  I think I can still smell the vinyl of that teal BeautiCase.  First trainings… first forays into sharing the products.  I can recall the joy of the first sale. The first time someone said “Yes, I love as much as you do, here’s my money”.   That is what it is always about, a girlfriend sharing something she loves.  That is why we share product in living rooms and not show rooms.  I can recall the faces of those first team members… how that team grew … the empire we built.  The first time I “got” how life changing the industry was.  First meetings, first conventions, first time on stage.    I remember new products, new career promotions, travel, cars and more.  I recall lessons that change my life, mentors who invested in me… believed in me.  They believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself… when I didn’t know how.  It is one of the greatest blessings of my life.  It made me who I am.

As sad as I am to see it end… I can only be grateful that I got to be a part of it.  Grateful for how the experience changed my life.  Profoundly grateful to have found purpose in this industry and help others along on their journey to their greatness.   To the ones that don’t understand the power of this industry, I can only feel sorry.  Go about your 9 to 5 grind scoffing at us.  It is Plato’s allegory of the cave.  You are not ready for the reality.  The reality that there is more, that you can have more, that you can be more.  Those of us that get it must continue to pay that greatness forward… building others and changing lives.

Thanks for the memories BeautiControl.  You changed my life and the countless others that I have the privilege to work with.  You are the house that built me.

 

~Michelle

 

 

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