My life changed for the better when a woman touched my life in such a powerful way on December 19, 2013. Seeing women empowering women in action is life-changing. This is who we should all strive to be.
Every year of being a consultant for Passion Parties, beginning in 2004, I set a personal annual sales goal for myself to beat my best of what I did in previous years. Thanks to all the weather issues in December, only ONE of my 8 parties actually held.
I was $1,495.60 away from my goal when I left to do my last party of 2013. I was thinking about it as I drove to that party, thinking that if I was going down, I was going down swinging! As close as I could come to that goal, was great! Besides, it was just a PERSONAL goal, it wasn’t something that was expected of me.
Yes, Santa calls me…
Well, of course, I mentioned that I had a goal, and told them Santa had called and said they could get anything they wanted! We all giggled and started the party with all the fun, jokes, incredible products and bonding as women.
As I start the ordering process, I overhear one of the ladies say, “I’ll order last. I need to see how much I need to do to get her to her goal.” I heard that and thought she was just joking – she’s a funny girl. I had hung out with her at parties before and had always loved her sweet spirit, she’s a stunning red-headed ex-cheerleader who broke all the stereotypes in my head! Beautiful AND one of the kindest women I’ve ever met.
When it came to her turn to order, she sat down with me and asked, “How far are you from your goal?” I waved my hand at her and said, “It’s too far, you just get whatever you want!” She said, “Give me a number.” I told her I was $400 away and was frankly so grateful that I’d gotten so close! I wasn’t even disappointed!
She had been writing down all the products that she loved as the party had gone on, making herself a wish list of the items she wanted. As I said, “$400”, she didn’t even bat an eyelash, as she handed me her order form and said, “Add me up.” It was $407!!! She smiled and said, “Do it” as she handed me her credit card.
Women enjoy spending time with each other
The other ladies who had already ordered were hanging around nearby, I thought they were just visiting before they left, but they also had decided to wait around to make sure my goal was met! How incredible is that?!
I try not to be an overly emotional person, so like a lady, I waited until I got in the car to cry all the way home! It’s absolutely beautiful that other women would care about someone’s personal goal. I have never in my life been so touched. That was my holiday miracle that year. I’ve heard the phrase “Women Empowering Women” before and have the most supportive friends in the world, but seeing it like that wasn’t something I was used to.
That was one of the many moments that showed me what a powerful impact we can have in the lives of others. It was one of the most defining moments in my life that reminded me that I’m right where I need to be, doing exactly what I need to be doing.
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Many new consultants in this industry have asked me how to deal with “haters” and how to respond when friends deliberately do things to knock them down emotionally and spiritually. It was said to me, “You know how you have friends who don’t want you to be successful?”
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Thankfully, I don’t know what that is like. Or I don’t consider those women my friend. Most importantly, surround yourself with the right people. You choose who has a place in your world. If someone doesn’t support you, remove them from your life. If you’re not engulfed by women empowering women, you’re in the wrong circle.
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