They say time flies while you’re having fun. I guess that’s why I missed my one year anniversary of joining Beautycounter! It had been an interesting year, to say the least. One “yes” has led me down different paths that I never knew existed. So let me rewind this little journey and tell you about how I got here…
A few years ago, my neighborhood gal pals decided to form a monthly Bunco game. I reluctantly said yes, but I had ignorant preconceived notions about the game being for middle aged women who had nothing better to do. But then I realized, I am that middle aged woman! I knew it would be fun, but I was happily surprised by the camaraderie and friendships I would get out of it! One of the new friends I made had joined Beautycounter and started lightly talking about it during our monthly games. Then we began going on walks together and the topic of BC would come up more often. She talked about what the company stood for, the work they did with the government, but mostly, the good feelings she personally had about the mission and fellow consultants that she had met. I kept writing her off because of my own personal feelings about direct sales. I had it in my head that because I thought I hated being sold to, that I would not want to sell to anyone else. In actuality, if friends or acquaintances invited me to in home or online parties, I almost always purchased something from them because I wanted to support and encourage them. Why wouldn’t some of them do the same for me, perhaps? So the bug was planted.
One night in October, I was home alone and watching a news piece about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in tears having been personally affected by my best friend suffering from the disease and additional cancer returning. Something came over me in that moment and I messaged my friend from Beautycounter that I wanted to talk to her more about the business opportunity. Mind you, it was 11:00 pm, but she was awake! We chatted back and forth about a few things and made plans to talk to another consultant, but my mind was pretty much made up. I knew it was completely out of my comfort zone. I knew I had zero experience. But for the first time in a very long time, I felt the desire and calling to do something outside of the home and caring for my kids and husband. It was invigorating, exciting and just the jolt I needed in my life. My team, The Glowgetters!
I made the decision to take things at a pace I felt comfortable with, but I found that the times that I did things that I would normally say no to were the times I got the biggest rewards, and that helped me to gain confidence again. I’m continuing to grow and get comfortable with sales, but I’m happy to say that I have a small, but loyal following of amazing clients that are happy and satisfied with our products and believe in the mission along with me. Joining Beautycounter has opened my eyes to making better decisions for myself and my family. I’m eating better and exercising again, I find myself putting more thought into my well being, and I’m surrounded by like minded people who also push me to be the best version of myself through positivity and encouragement. This past year, I also started this blog which I love and participated in two podcasts that I would really like to do more of! I know I will grow my business more and expand my reach, but the ability and the confidence to know that I can do it is the best takeaway I could ever ask for.
Meeting the CEO of Beautycounter, Gregg Renfrew
If you have any questions about Beautycounter, or are ready to make the switch to clean beauty, I’d love to chat! Please visit my personal website at http://www.beautycounter.com/brookericafort or send me a direct message through my Instagram page, thebrookebookblog