Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Halloween Cuteness

I love holidays. Like, LOVE them. All of them. And I especially love holiday decor. So go figure that I would be over the moon excited about our Thirty-One Halloween prints. I am SO my own target market, and I'm okay with that! So, I did want to share that they are putting our cute Lil' Bones and Playful Pumpkin Cinch Sacs and Little Carry All Caddy on sale for 10 days only, September 20-30, at 40% off. AND if you want to put your little ghost or goblin's name on the Cinch Sac, personalization on those two items is 40% off, too. Shop for them and play with our interactive personalization studio here:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I've Got a Quote for That

I'm a quote fanatic. I think a good quote can change your perspective, inspire, improve your mood, make you feel more connected, etc. Those of you that have been on a Facebook live with me or a Zoom with me may have seen me reference my desktop quote box more than once. I've had a couple questions about it, so I wanted to share:
This is the one that I have, that you've seen me share from time to time. It has a total of 230 quotes and comes with a little window front box to display them in. Every day, I randomly pull one from the box and slide it to the front to display it. Honestly, it's amazing that almost every day, something will be said or something will happen that will make that quote, that I chose at random, become completely relevant to the day.

Today's quote: "Find your passion and pursue ti with whole heart and single mind." - Gail Sheehy

This is available at Target.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

One of my faves...

I love a whole lot of the Thirty-One products (okay, almost all) but when one of my absolute faves goes on special, that makes me really excited. This month, the Double Duty Caddy is available for $10 with a $35 purchase - actually you can get two of them for $10 each, which is even more amaze-balls. But I digress...

Why do I love this? Basically because, to me, this little gem is PERFECTION for putting on the side table next to the couch, to hold remote controls, pens, the book you're reading, magazines, essentially all your crap. Yes, you have crap. We all do. And unless you live alone, you've got crap x however many people share your home. That's a lot of stuff. And, let's face it, people are going to leave stuff on the side table. It's inevitable. The remotes have to go somewhere.

So, hear my words...I am NOT asking you eliminate all the junk from that table, simply disguise it inside this cute little caddy. Your side table with thank you for it.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Game Plan for the 2nd Half of 2017

I am always looking for new systems to implement, new ways to organize, new ideas to keep me on track... This month, I've decided to make use of a set of three dry erase calendars that have been hanging, no longer used, in my office. new CONTENT CALENDAR

Okay, so it's not DONE or anything, but here's what I am thinking...I needed a new plan, some structure into when and where I am posting, both for my Thirty-One business, and for Successfully Social. Otherwise it's way too easy to let the days get away from me, and before I realize it, I see I've been slacking in one area or another. Trust me, it happens to the best of us. So, after doing some research, I decided that this might be just the thing I needed in my life to organize my thoughts and execute a plan.

If you're looking to get a handle on your own social media content schedule, you can certainly do something super visual like this (each color represents a different facet of my social media world) or check out some of the sites that inspired me to create this. Here are a couple: HubSpot, CoSchedule.

I would love to see what YOU are doing to manage your you have an amazing solution? Share a link in the comments.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

You Need THIS in Your Life

Ah, the Mini Zipper Pouch. Who knew perfection came in such a little package?! This little guy may be small (5.5"H x 8"L x 1.5"D) but there's about a billion things you an do with it! My personal favorite is as a "Tampons & Tylenol" bag in my purse...aka a catch-all for all those little things that otherwise end up in the very bottom of your bag, never to be seen again.

Here's a few other uses you might not have thought of:
  • medications
  • make-up bag
  • receipts
  • cords/chargers/headphones
  • hair accessories
  • sewing kit
  • first aid supplies
  • teacher gifts filled with office supplies
  • jewelry bag
  • snacks
  • gum/candy
  • baby accessories
Whatever you're thinking you'd use it for, now is the time to grab it, with it being on sale this month when you spend $35.  Get yours here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thirty-One OUTLET SALE open today!

Woohoo! It's that time again! The Thirty-One outlet sale is open for business and things are going quick. I snapped screenshots of what is out there now, but these items won't last forever, so if you see something you love, grab it:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New Consultant Happy Mail

Make your new direct sales consultants feel welcomed on your team using happy mail - the plan I use for my Thirty-One team.
I know I talk a lot about happy mail - that's because I LOVE it. I believe that most people get nothing more exciting in the mail than the water bill most days, so I want my customers, hostesses and consultants to be excited to open their mail and see one of my pink envelopes!

This video is about my super easy new consultant happy mail system. It's super easy to implement, and really you could use ANYTHING, as long as you're giving it meaning and it is something that makes sense from a business standpoint. I try to make my consultant happy mail something fun but also something they can actually use to better their business. Take a look:

As always, leave me any questions in the comments.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Team Recognition Plan - 2017

For the last several years I have been recognizing my team through a monthly incentive program, where they can earn different buttons or pins for different accomplishments each month. Then, whenever they are ready to redeem, every pin they've collected is worth $5 in product credit that they can redeem through me. My girls have loved it, and it's been a great way for them to get additional product in hand when the catalog changes over and new items come out. Today I made a quick video to explain the system:

Have questions? Feel free to leave them in the comments!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Recruiting Packets - Fun & Functional

When someone is interested in joining your direct sales business, you want to be sure you're giving them all the information they need, without overwhelming them with too many statistics, figures, facts, etc. There's a fine line between giving them the basics to get them excited, and giving them everything you've personally learned over all your years in business. Too much is just too much. In this quick video, I'm sharing my recruiting packet for's a mix of basic information and some feel good stuff that I want people to know about myself and the company.

As always, I'd love your comments, feel free to leave them below.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hostess Happy Mail = GAME CHANGER

One of my systems I get the most questions on is my Hostess Happy Mail system. I have been doing this one for a few years now and my hostesses LOVE it, and it truly has been a game changer for me. Watch this quick video to hear why, and hear step-by-step how it's implemented.

Leave any questions in the comments...and be sure that if you decide to do this yourselves, you're making it your own. Relate it to your products, come up with some fun wording, and see how much your hostesses love you for it!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Simple Direct Sales Customer Follow-Up System

You may have heard the saying that if you're not following up with your customers, you're leaving money on the table. But yet that's one of the biggest struggles that direct sellers have - how to follow up, when to follow up...and as a result many do nothing. I admit that I was fairly guilty of that for a long time. The system that I ended up developing about a year and a half ago was a game changer - now my follow up is done practically automatically, and I don't even really have to think about it. Watch this short video to hear more about my system.

What do you think? EASY, right? I challenge you to develop your own system for following up - and then vow to do it every single week!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Hostess Packet Walk Thru

I get a ton of questions about what I personally do for my business, so I'm going to be addressing many of these questions through quick videos over the coming weeks. Today, I did a short video on what exactly I put in my Thirty-One hostess packets. EVERYONE needs a hostess packet, why not make them cute?!

If you have questions, comment below. Have fun putting together your new cute packets!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time Management Quick Tip

One of my favorite ways to knock a lot off my to-do list in just one day is to use a method I call the 30 minute day. Watch this quick video for more info.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Why I'm Pampering Myself Like Crazy This Year

I have a confession...I'm a direct sales shopping junkie. There are just too many companies out there with products I adore. So I buy. A lot. And until recently I was a total hoarder of all things skin/beauty/pampering. Like truly, the amount of scrubs alone I have is ridiculous. And what's even more ridiculous is that I was not using them frequently because I didn't want to run out. Ahhh! Silly girl, I think I'm good, right?

And that is just a few of them...BUT, I have seen the error in my ways! I vow that this year I will (try) to stop hoarding and will actually use and love all these products that I just had to have!

Including more bath bars and body bars than any one person needs in a lifetime.

And okay, those that know me, know that in general I'm crazy organized...and I tried, really I did, with all the cute Zipper Pouches from Thirty-One, but this is officially out of control under my sink. So I vow that not only will I be using up these amazing products from Posh, Jordan Essentials, Acti Labs, Lemongrass Spa, etc. but that I will get a handle on this whole under the sink thing, and get rid of those products that I have know, the ones that have dried up, expired, etc. That WILL happen, and I'll take pics when it does. Cause no self-respecting Thirty-One chick should have a bathroom cabinet that looks like this.
Hold me accountable blog-land, I'm on it!