Once upon a time last February, I cleaned my kitchen sink. It had gotten really bad and I hadn’t cleaned it in a long time. When I went to clean it, I thought, “hey, let’s record this and put it on the blog”. I had no idea all the events that would be set in motion because of one little blog post!
That post is probably my favorite post ever that featured a Shaklee product. First of all, it was the first time readers I didn’t know bought Shaklee products from me. That was seriously exciting. I mean really exciting.
Also, a few months later a lady named Kristi would see that post and remember how her family had used Shaklee as a child. September of last year, Kristi emailed me. In November, Kristi decided to join me and start her business. Last weekend I travelled to Chicago (and Kristi travelled from Texas to Chicago) and we met for the first time in person. After talking on the phone a lot, I felt like I already knew her, but it was so awesome to meet in person! We met with 20+ of our big Shaklee team and had a fantastic weekend of business training.
Saturday night, the large group gathered in Bonnie’s living room. We went around and each told our story of what had brought us there and our “why” for doing our business. I had tears in my eyes while Kristi shared her story. Kristi is amazing. I was overcome by the honor of working with someone like her. Kristi is a single mom to a fantastic thirteen-year-old, Laurel. Kristi is absolutely rocking her business and working to provide a better life for her and her daughter. She has big plans for helping other single moms and women! She is such a resource to her community!!
I feel truly blessed to work with amazing people from all over the United States. While we were eating pizza and having fun at Bonnie’s house, Erin turned to me and said “can you believe we get paid to do this?”
I am sooooo glad I decided to clean my sink last February, and even more happy that I decided to share it on the blog. It was really hard for me to step outside of my comfort zone way back then, but growth rarely comes in the comfort zone.
If you’ve been toying around with the idea of starting a business, I’d love to talk to you about it. Just email me at mary[at]maryorganizes.com and we can talk.
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