So had to go to the post office to mail Scentsy orders and cause it was so nice outside I decided to turn it into a long walk and some exercise. I was thinking whilst I was walking through the blossoming trees that it would be a lot harder to do these long walks if I had a 9-5 job. I actually love this about working from home is that I can go to the cinema if I want in the afternoon or go out for a walk, go to my favourite Thursday yoga class or take a nap. I hated fighting the commute every morning on London's transport system and having someones armpit in my face on the tube who hadnt showered in what seemed like months. I hated how much it cost me to buy a wardrobe for work especially in London----I mean sheesh how hard is it to find a shirt for less than £30? I remember once when I was in between jobs I got a temp job at a clothes shop and they expected me to be dressed in head to toe of their summer line.....I only worked there 3 weeks before I moved on to a higher paid job but still it took me almost 3 weeks worth of pay to cover what I had had to spend before I even started the job. This is the problem with Minimum Wage jobs is that by the time you buy the uniforms and pay the transport---You really are paying these people to work for them. I'm not sure how they can ethically get away with it, but that's another blogpost isnt it?
So Working From Home for me means freedom in every possible way---my ultimate goal with Scentsy is for it to pay for everything and then it gives me more time to play with my art & photography. I never felt comfy with the 9-5 thing and working from home is just more my personality.
A lot of people DO work full time whilst they are building up their Scentsy Businesses and because my partner has lost his job due to bad health I'll likely be getting an extra job to supplement things for the time being although long term its definitely not for me.
I wish I was a mum but I know a big drive for people wanting to join Scentsy is the ability to have flexibile enough hours to spend time with their kids. No matter what kind of job you've got eventually you run out of maternity leave and have to return....but with Scentsy you can make enough to support your family. People think I'm joking when I tell them that its not uncommon to make 6 figures with this biz. We cant guarantee income like this of course and it depends on you but its very much possible for you to quit your day job and stay home with your family in direct sales companies like Scentsy.
There ARE cons to working from home and I might as well just be forthright and honest about it all. You need to schedule proper working hours because if you just wing it, you'll find by the time you've taken care of errands and dishes, etc that your day is over and you havent put in the time to your job that you need to. You've got to be motivated and consistent otherwise you wont get paid and this will all be pointless of trying to have more freedom for yourself. The other con is trying to have patience with yourself whilst you are building a business like Scentsy. You wont make six figures with this business over night....no matter how much you wish otherwise it takes a while to build your business. People quit and get frustrated with things far too easily because when you own your own business its like birthing a baby----It takes time for the rewards to come but resilience and consistency and working your best every day will eventually pay dividends. You learn what the meaning of having faith is because that's the only way to get through a business like this. Another Con of working from home is making sure that you make time to be social and to be around other people. With Scentsy this isnt really a problem because we're a party plan company but in between parties you could feel a bit iscolated. Reasons like this is why I go on walks or to the movies or to my favourite Instagram meetups so that I can be around other people and make sure I'm talking more than just to my closet full of Scentsy Buddies if you know what I mean.
Anyhoo.....like I said before the Pros/Cons of working from home differ for everyone but this post is my take on it after my 3 years with Scentsy!!
Easter is coming up soon and if you want to do something different for the Easter baskets this year, why not do Scentsy for your gift giving. I love spring time and Easter to me here in the UK means blossoms and Hot Cross Buns and a relaxing Sunday afternoon going through the park. I'm used to a lot more candy because I grew up in the states than you get here in England but to be honest its better for my figure that I'm here. ;)
My first pick is kind of an obvious choice and is currently available in our special Spring Warmer Bundle with a £20/Eur Savings---our Easter Egg Scentsy Warmer. If you're worried about having a short time frame to use your warmer and trying to justify the price you can take the top off and then use the warmer easily the rest of the year. You wouldnt know its an Easter Egg until the domed top goes on.
The Next Scentsy Warmer I'd recommend for Easter is the Lace Electric Candle Warmer. It my personal favourite in the new catalogue because its just so darn incredibly gorgeous. They've melted real live lace on the warmer and the whole thing reminds me of little church dresses on Easter Sunday dont you agree?
For the kiddos we've been really lucky this season because we've got PERFECT Scentsy Buddies for your Easter Basket. First up is our First ever Charitable Cause Product--- We've got Roosevelt the Rabbit which will benefit a local charity aimed at Babies and Children's Health. What are Scentsy Buddies you ask? Gorgeous Stuffed Animals with your choice of Scent Pak inside. The first pak is included in the price and you've got your choice of a wide array of your favourite Scentsy Scents. You can also register your Scentsy Buddy online as well!
I also like Cluck the Chicken--- cause I think Chickens are often overlooked on Easter but they've donated all their gorgeous eggs havent they!!! Dont you love the name Cluck the Chicken?
Finally here are my top 6 picks (why six because that's the perfect number for our combine and save multi-packs thats why!!) for Easter Scentsy Scents:
1- Jumpin Jelly Bean Scentsy Bar
2- Bananaberry Scentsy Bar
3- Coconut Lemongrass Scentsy Bar
4- French Lavender Scentsy Bar
5- Lilacs and Violets Scentsy Bar
6- Cherry Limeade Scentsy Bar
I can do free Easter Gift Wrapping if you live in the London area just let me know, otherwise you can order online. Would love for you to let me know what some of your Easter traditions are over on Facebook!!!
So I've been neglecting my Scentsy Blog for quite a bit and I want to change that. I used to post quite fun posts which I want to bring back, plus I want to add more personal things. I want to use this blog as a chance for you to get to know me better for one. I'm quite active on social media but its all so quick and short----a blog gives more opportunity for you to know me.
My inspiration for blogging is an artist I've mentioned before on some of my youtube videos---Kelly Rae Roberts. Not going to link to her here as its against Scentsy rules but I love how she does this great mix of personal, relationship building and biz and so that's what my plans are for this blog.
What I hope for my website and social media is that you can come here for all things Scentsy.
One thing I should mention is that I've turned off the comments for this website. Its not because I'm trying to get you to not talk to me but I get a lot of people coming here spamming and it saves me from having to hit delete for hours at a time (I'm talking thousands of comments). It wasnt a decision I took lightly that's for certain but I hope you understand as one has only so much time in the day to go and delete spammy blog posts ya know?
Anyway----If you'd like to connect with me for sure let me know what you think of this blog post on my FB feed as it will be posting there automatically. It will be easier for me to moderate comments from there too. x
The Zen Rock Scentsy Warmer is inspired by tranquil spa rocks. It combines a sleek modern design with the soothing, organic tones of nature.
What are Element Warmers? They have all the benefits of Scentsy but in a more discreet package. Element Warmers use a heating element to safely warm fragrant wax without illumination...Just right for offices, halls and bedrooms.
One of the most popular Scentsy Warmers currently in the Spring/Summer 2014 UK/EU Catalogue.