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If you read my last blog then you know I recently started a venture selling scentsy with my best friend. I’m not going to lie, so far it has been a lot of fun and I truly love all the products! I’m really hoping that I can take this business somewhere and at least make some part-time money with it. I love the idea of working from home.. I don’t have any kids but I have furry monsters and I love staying home with them. I also just love the freedom to work out in the middle of the day and work when I want. (Like from my couch)

If any of you reading this have ever thought about joining I can tell you about my experience so far.. keeping in mind I’m on my 17th day. I signed up in August because my mentor told me it was a good month to start. She said if you sell $500 PRV (personal retail volume) in the first 15 days of being a consultant you get around $300 of product for free!! (I thought she was crazy) Turns out.. this is a real thing. It is called a shooting star award and any other month it still usually cost the consultant about $200 however because we signed up during August we hit our goal and ordered the shooting star award for free!! I think I’m in Scentsy heaven right now.. can’t wait until we get all our loot!

The first 15 days were not all fun and games though, thank goodness my mentor is super patient because I think I had new questions for her every day! Although my mentor is 5 hours ahead of us (dang Hawaii time) she was still able to answer all my questions really quickly. Hopefully having a great mentor through all of this will help me succeed. Do you want to know the tough part about selling in your first 15 days? You don’t have your starter kit yet, so you don’t have any catelogues, business cards, testers or much direction. The one helpful thing you have is your website! They give you a website personalized to you and for the first 3 months it’s free with the starter kit. After the first 3 months it is only $10/month which I think is super affordable. Check it out

Now the real challenge starts, my friends and family were my customers for my first party, now I need to find actual customers. The hard part for me is not knowing many people on the island and being a little shy. #Igotthis

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When I first titled this blog it was all about the change I would go through moving my little family from Arizona to Oahu. After the move I thought I would have nothing to write about, but to be honest things are changing all the time, and I feel like this “embracing change” thing is a good theme. Currently my work life is going through some changes. Without going into too much detail, I’m not happy where I’m currently working. As a chiropractor I’ve always worked in other chiropractor’s offices because I’ve been too afraid to open my own place. I think I’m finally ready to take the plunge and start my own practice. I’ve been offered an amazing opportunity in a great space. Of course I can’t just up and quit my job because we live in Hawaii.. being a one income couple here would be a little rough! (Although my husband is totally behind me on this decision and willing to use savings) I’m sure others can relate to being in a workplace they aren’t happy/comfortable with. But for now, I can manage until I am completely ready.

As if the Chiropractic thing isn’t change enough I decided to take on another challenge as well. I wanted a way to bring in some income on the side as well as be fun, so my bestie and I started selling Scentsy. When I say “started” selling, I mean, we literally signed up 5 days ago. Not only did we just sign up, we set a goal to sell $500 in our first 15 days, if we do that we get a shooting star award as well as great products for free!! I gotta tell ya.. I have been using Scentsy for over 5 years now and have always liked the warmers and scents. (Can’t wait to try out all the other products) I really feel like this could be a great fit for me and for once I’m right where I need to be. I’m having such a great time just telling people about Scentsy. (click here if you want to check out our site ) And.. My bestie is doing it with me, it’s always helpful to have a partner in crime and someone to support you.

Needed some motivation through all this change! 🙂  #mantraband

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Have you ever thought about switching careers? It’s terrifying! But what if I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing? I always hear people talk about how they love their job and it doesn’t feel like a job to them because they love what they do.  Don’t get me wrong, I like being a chiropractor, and I especially like when I see that smile on my patients face because they are feeling better.  But part of me thinks I was meant for something else…

Last year I started working with One Dog AZ which is a local dog rescue in my area. I’ve always loved dogs and I have 3 of my own but I wanted to do more. Now I find myself volunteering with them on my one day off and having foster dogs whenever my husband will let me take in a new one (I’m on my 10th foster dog I believe) and I have gone to the shelter with them twice to pull dogs for the rescue. (Not something I recommend for the weak by the way.. that place will rip your heart out… so many sweet dogs abandoned and thrown out for no reason!)  Sorry. Rant done.

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Anyways… what if I was meant to work with dogs? I have been going back and forth on this for awhile now… It is a really hard decision. As if moving to Oahu won’t change my life enough I am also thinking about opening a doggie daycare when I get there. (Maybe some dog rescuing will happen on the side)  Now try to tell me that isn’t scary!? Then I talk to people who encourage me and I read quotes like “Confidence is key. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” and I think…. I can do this, I can do this, I can do this, I will do this!

-Doing things I’ve never done

This is me.  I’ve never been a blogger and I am definitely no English major!  But I have a story to tell and that is why I am here.  My life will be changing dramatically in the next year and it will be an interesting journey.  I want to take anyone with me that is willing to go.

I am a chiropractor in Mesa Arizona and in a little less than one year my husband and I will be moving to the beautiful island of Oahu.  I am so excited that I cannot contain myself, but at the same time I am terrified.  What will I do? Where will I work?  Do I want to change my career? Where will my husband work?  Will we have enough money to survive?  All scary questions that will hopefully get answered at some point for my own sanity.

The light at the end of the tunnel?  We are going to live in paradise with our great friends who moved there last year.  Everything will be okay.

-Doing things I’ve never done