The American Dream in 2015…

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What happened to the American Dream? It changed! (Sort of)

How many stories have you heard from your ancestors that started with, “I came to this country with fifty dollars in my pocket…”

Their dream was to be a part of something that would provide a better life for their families. They came in search of opportunity.

Sounds pretty simple and realistic, right? Isn’t that what we all want?

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I believe that the American Dream has become one of self-employment.
Most of us want to:
*Stay home with the kids
*Travel whenever we want
*Tell the boss “not today”
*Call the beach/pool/golf course “the office”
*Take time off for the holidays (as long as we want)
*Truly love what we do
*Feel like what we’re doing for a living is actually making an impact

The direct sales industry is making the dream a reality for thousands of people every day!

People often assume that direct sales means get rich quick, which is possible, if you have the time, energy, and enough existing capital.

Most of us who sign a direct sales agreement DON’T have a lot of time, energy, or money, but we do it anyway, in hopes of making it to the big time. We look for companies with a ground floor opportunity, or a proven track record of success.

I chose Damsel in Defense because of the product line, the ground floor opportunity, and most of all, the mission. While our mission is what keeps me going every day, this post is mainly about the money. Every time I hear someone say, “it’s not about the money…” I shake my head and think, it’s ALWAYS about the money! If it wasn’t, this wouldn’t be a business!

Did you know that 25,000 people sign a direct sales agreement every day!? -from my notes with keynote speaker and author, Mary Christensen .

It’s been nearly 2 years since I signed my agreement. I definitely haven’t gotten rich quick, but I am able to maintain my car payment with the extra income. I was so certain I would’ve been able to quit my day job by this point in my newly chosen career.

BUT, when it comes down to it, I’m lazy. You really only get out what you put in. When you’re your own boss, you have to be a little harder on yourself, and hold yourself accountable.

Thanks to Damsel’s unbelievable training portal and weekly training calls, and the incredible support system I have by my side, I am learning to get out of my own way. It’s not rocket science, but it does take practice and consistency to build a successful business. I’m still working on it, and loving every minute of it!

For now, I will continue building MY American Dream, while working for the man (as my brother calls it) and doing my best to help other women discover the wonderful opportunity that I’ve found in Damsel in Defense.

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Right now my goal is to earn this killer trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, in May! I have until December 31st to earn it, so I guess it’s time to really step up my game, and step out of my comfort zone!

If you would like to know more about our mission, let’s talk! If you want to know more about the compensation plan, let’s talk! Find me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. I’d love to share this adventure with you!
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The road ahead {2015}

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It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through February already. I am beyond excited for the things this year has in store! Personally and professionally, this year could be one of my biggest adventures!

In the world of direct sales, January is often considered one of the roughest months. Folks come down with the wintertime blues I suppose. Whether they’re recovering from the tremendous amount of frivolous spending they did at Christmas, or they’re missing all the love and laughter of their holiday guests, it seems January can be hard on everyone.

BUT, I went into January pumped and ready for change, and I ended up having the best month I’ve had since I joined Damsel in Defense back in October of 2013.

Last month served as a reminder that attitude is everything. Of course, coming off my best month ever, I’m extra inspired! On January 18th, the Damsel in Defense corporate office announced their first ever incentive trip to Vegas so needless to say, I’m pretty fired up!
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To add to the Damsel excitement, we’ve just added a new service called Digital Damsel. It’s a one-stop shop for personal protection in this digital age. Identity theft protection, credit protection , social media monitoring and more!
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If you’d like to learn more about the future of Damsel and the exciting journey we’re on, I’d invite you to visit my website .

As far as my personal life is concerned, that’s pretty exciting as well. My sweet husband and I will be celebrating 10 years together and 8 years of marriage! We’re planning a vacation to Southern California to visit my best friend! This is kind of a big deal because we don’t really plan vacations. It’s gonna be AMAZING to get out of town for a minute! We haven’t been to SoCal we were newlyweds! Can you tell how excited I am?

Starting with this vacation, I’m vowing to take more time for myself this year. I still need my day job, but I’m not going to feel bad about taking every opportunity I can, to get away from it and do something fun! #thisis30
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So you wanna party [plan]

 

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Party plan companies have been around much longer than I have been alive. Pick a product, you name it, there’s probably a party plan out there that offers it, or something like it. How do you choose which one is right for you? I don’t know how you decided, but I fell in love with the mission behind my party plan.

I never thought I would end up being an independent consultant, and I certainly never thought that I could be truly successful at direct sales. Get ready for life changing news folks! Damsel in Defense is a faith-based, mission-driven company. There is so much more to this company than just selling a product and making a profit!

I don’t want to discredit any of the other party plans out there, but personally, I am tired of candles, jewelry, makeup, and all the stuff people are selling these days.

I wanted to get out of the daily grind. I wanted to make money, but I also wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself. As an Independent Damsel Pro, I have the opportunity to not only supplement my income, but also to make a real difference!

Damsel in Defense is about equipping women with the tools to not only keep them safe, but also to give them the confidence to know that they have a way out if they ever feel threatened. We are very excited about our affordable and adorable line of products. Whether you are at home or traveling, running or celebrating downtown with the girls, Damsel in Defense has the products and fact-based education that can and does save lives.

Our products provide peace of mind and a sense of empowerment. Sure, that candle smells really really good, or that jewelry piece is one-of-kind, but will they help you avoid a dangerous encounter? Will they keep your daughter safe while she’s away at college, or out with her girlfriends? Will that special moisturizer help you be independent and resourceful if your car breaks down? Will that extra cool baking dish save someone’s life?

I could go on and on about the differences between our products and those of other party plans.

To top it all off, and almost most importantly, every single purchase of Damsel product, means a donation is made to at least FOUR charities. Here at Damsel, we have three charities that we contribute to on a regular basis, internationally, nationally, and locally. Our co-founders choose a “Choice Charity” every month as well.

The 3 organizations that we give to every month are Wipe Every Tear, RAINN & Women’s & Children’s Alliance
To be a part of something as ground breaking and life altering as Damsel in Defense, is truly a rewarding experience! I have finally found something that I am passionate about. I can honestly say that what I do for a living, helps to save lives and make a difference!

 

If you are interested in becoming an Independent Damsel Pro, please get in touch with me! I’m looking to expand my team in all 50 states!

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