Recently, I took a giant leap off a cliff, leaving the world of Direct Sales behind me, to have freedom over my retail experience! I'm not putting down my time spent as a Direct Sales Rep; everyone should try it once! It's definitely an eye-opening experience! There are so many stories I could tell about the 6 years I spent doing this that I could probably write a book that would be a sometimes hilarious, a sometimes poignant, and a sometimes downright infuriating account of what this world is like!
My biggest sale and revelation as to why this was not the right fit for me occurred after I had processed the credit card given to me for a purchase totaling over $1,000. I questioned the buyer at first as to the amount of the sale and she didn't bat an eyelash. So...I proceeded! After the transaction was completed, she turned to her son and said: "This was your child support for the month, but I don't care! The SOB owes it to me!"
All I could think of was this poor child, how he didn't deserve this, and how I wanted nothing more than to go home and take a shower to wash away the scum! This was my defining moment! I did NOT want to be the a DR Sales Rep at the cost of human decency and humanity!
Since then, I have been doing as many high quality events as possible after that, abandoning the model set up for me by my DR company and found that I really enjoyed this! This year, I didn't renew with my DR company, and, unceremoniously, that was the end!
FREEDOM! With the launch of Janie's Closet, I am now free to have CONTROL over my destiny! My website, discoverjaniescloset.com, allows you to purchase merchandise online from anywhere across the country or if you're in the WNY area, you can follow me here to discover what local event you can find Janie's Closet at!
Tomorrow, I will be at The Taste of Lewiston! Fabulous food and a terrific event for attendees to "Discover the Fashion Within" Janie's Closet! Starts at noon and ends at 8 pm. I'm offering some awesome specials and I hope to see you there!!