I remember the first time this thought occurred to me. I was a VERY new believer and at the time I was an environmental attorney, well-educated and well-paid, I was in a profession I believed was "valid", worth spending my life doing. But I was absolutely miserable. And that pervasive misery surrounding the life I had worked very hard to create was confusing. Why was this path not making me happy? Why was it such a chore and a bore?
Back to me being a VERY new believer...I had begun attending a local church and they were teaching the concept of spiritual gifts, something totally new to me. I remember reading this passage, Exodus 31:1-5 "Then the LORD said to Moses, 'See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts--to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.'"
Lightning. I had always been creative and crafty. My family jokes that I started baking shortly after learning to walk. I was always painting, drawing, engineering, designing, sewing, crafting, potting. And yet, I never saw a creative life as a valid option, I mean how I would I even make money as a creative? So instead I spent years fitting this very round peg into a square hole, I would be a lawyer. And don't get me wrong, there are lawyers who come up with very "creative" arguments, but these are dedicated to black and white pages and not the world of colorful abundance I find wandering the aisles of a textile shop in the garment district.
SO, what is a girl to do? Well, it has not been a straight path but what I will tell you is that since this realization I have prayed that the Lord give me opportunities to use my creative gifts to make the world more beautiful for others. Maybe you're in a similar boat?
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So why did I start selling MONAT products?!? It's really surprising to my family and friends...I mean I'm a former attorney, I've been a corporate exec, I started and own one of the top venues in Orange County, CA, and I run an awesome non-profit creating opportunity for women who have come out of trafficking in Uganda...so not only do I have a LOT going on in my life, but I've had great jobs earning a great income, why would I sell shampoo?!?
A FEW REASONS!
THE PRODUCTS - It all starts with the products. I was a total MONAT hater until I tried the Products! My up-line, Christina Smallwood, hosted an event at my venue. I was there and heard the pitch about the shampoo but didn't believe it really worked. I mean it's an MLM company, its products can't work, right?? WRONG. A year and a half later after getting a pretty intense bleaching my hair was breaking off, and I was desperate. SO, I reached out to Christina and tried the product. And it has revolutionized my hair. Its no longer breaking, its actually stronger than ever and I've continued to bleach it (I'm going grey lol, it helps cover it up!!). And thinning around my hairline I'd had from a thyroid issue, my hair is re-growing. The cool thing is that MONAT has all different products for all different hair and in the past 8 years has become the #1 premium haircare brand in the world. The hair, skin and wellness products are vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, natural, safe, dermatologist-approved, healthy-aging products using groundbreaking technology and proprietary formulas developed by expert scientists - they are awesome and they work. Prior to the bad bleaching incident, I'd always had good hair, but now I have GREAT hair! People notice and ask me what I'm doing, so its easy to introduce them to MONAT!
THE COMMUNITY - my team of FUN, cool, supportive, engaged boss-lady-entrepreneurs is awesome! We literally have access to world-renowned personal development and leadership coaching. I love hanging out with my team, and I love their positivity and support, not only in my businesses and my non-profit, but in my life! As a venue owner, a lot of time I feel really alone in my business, but with MONAT, I have a team of girls all headed in the same direction. And MONAT's coaching has even helped me with with my venue business!
THE SUPPORT - when have you ever met a company that will train and pay you to sell their products, and then they take care of the rest? The shipping, the billing, all of it! You are operating your business without maintaining a product inventory or dealing with any of the icky details - it is truly an insane opportunity! An opportunity that I know will one day allow me to quit my "day job" and focus on my venues and non-profit full time!
THE OPPORTUNITY - with MONAT you can build an international business from home - or wherever WiFi is available lol - with the support of a multimillion-dollar global brand. You get to control your own business with no monthly purchase minimums, an unrivaled compensation plan, paying up to 50% commissions with bonuses, you have the possibility of earning incentive trips (this year Cancun, Bahamas, Miami, Vegas...) and even a car! MONAT offers 30% commissions on Retail Customer sales; 15% commission on VIP Customer sales; and a 30-day money-back guarantee! I'm in LOVE!
MAKING LIFE MORE BEAUTIFUL FOR OTHERS - It may seem silly but I feel blessed to be able to share MONAT with my friendors, friends and family who I LOVE - I get to help them enjoy THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HAIR & SKIN OF THEIR LIVES - and feel better about themselves! It's fulfillment overload!
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