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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 420-February 24, 2015

Well, had hubby drive me to work today because the roads were bad this morning. It snowed again last night but it was all gone by this afternoon. We are supposed to get more snow tomorrow night. In the mean time, I am going to be cutting the pieces for the mini block calendar and will be starting one. Now just to figure out what pattern to use. I don't know what theme I want to do first.

I only had 3 hits on my website yesterday and 127 hits on my website today. That is a huge improvement. I am starting to network more and I am feeling more confident. It gives me new hope. I am still thinking about the classes but instead I am going to look into a place to do a workshop. I also want to set up a crafter's retreat. I would love to have one of those where we craft and talk and drink wine.

It is getting harder and harder at work and I don't know how much longer I can handle it. I have to get more things made and fast. I also need to start making things for my stepdaughter's baby shower.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Day 419-February 23, 2015

The kids took their bookmarks to school and they were a big hit. I have been thinking about ways to get my craft business off the ground. I had thought about this before and put it on the back burner but have gone back to it. I am going to still make things to sell at vendor shows and at ball games but I have decided to start doing classes. I have decided to start teaching classes on plastic canvas. Here is the math of how it will get me to being a stay at home mom.

Each class is going to be two hours long.

3 classes on Saturday and 3 classes on Sunday. 5 people per class and charge $20 per person.

5 X $20 = $100 per class
6 X $100 = $600 per week

That is 6 classes per week at $100 per class.

$600 per week X 4 weeks per month = $2400 per month.

I make a little less than that at my full time job. I am working to make others more money. I am working to make my boss her bonus' and her commissions. These totals are not including the items I am selling online or selling at vendor shows and ball games.

I am going to get things rearranged tonight and then get started on mini block calendars.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Day 418-February 22, 2015

I have to put he finishing touches on the last couple of bookmarks for the kids and then moving on to the mini block calendar. Then I will post it on Facebook and will post what themes I have patterns for.

I am trying to stay motivated. I have to keep myself going and get things made. I am giving myself until the end of May to have enough items made to open at the flea market. I will make one mini block calendar and then start learning to crochet.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Day 417-February 21, 2015

Well, we are snowed in and now there is rain and sleet falling. It is supposed to freeze here tonight. I am about to start working on my bookmarks that I was supposed to finish a couple of months ago and then move on to the mini block calendars. I am going to make some of those and add them to the website. I need to get all of the other things I have made out of the box and get them ready to sell. I have them on the website already.

I might look at doing an auction on them to get them out of here. I am so tired of being broke all the time. MK is still not getting me any closer to where I want to be. I still can't get the orders I need to get my 50%. It is almost not worth it. I will just put the swag bags out and also do them for LBE and put the older catalogs out there and keep posting online. If I don't get anywhere by May 30, 2015 (my birthday) I am quitting and working completely on LBE. It seems like LBE is the only one that is getting me anywhere because I can do it my way and not have to worry about a corporation telling me how to do it.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Day 416-February 20, 2015

OMG it is snowing! It never snows in Tennessee. I am working on some online research on advertising tonight since I am taking it easy. Tomorrow I am finally going to finish the bookmarks that I have been trying to finish a couple of months ago. Then I am going to get my crochet hook out and pull up YouTube and try to learn how to make a few hats and ear covers.

I made a list of things to make and what I will charge for them and I have $500 in items to make. If I make one of each of these then I will have $500 in product. Then I can make several of them and then have an open house here at my house to showcase them. It is going to be easier once I get everything made. I have my pack of crochet hooks coming soon to go with the one I have. Then just to get things made. I have faith.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Day 415-February 19, 2015

Made it to the day job today. But by the time I head home tomorrow we are looking at worse weather than we have had the last couple of days. I cannot get warm for anything. I was looking at some things online as far as advertising ideas and I think I have found some that might work for me.

I am going to make swag bags. Now I can do these how I want. I can make sandwich size Ziploc bags and put some hard candy, opportunity flyers, sales flyers, a little note from me, and a business card. Simple, right? I can make a ton of these to give out when I am out and about. Then I still have some of my older catalogs to give out.

I am also trying to get the money together to get an inventory. I have decided to start a raffle for some handmade items and use that to raise the money. I am going to look into some things that will help me get there.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Day 414-February 18, 2015

Well, we were snowed in for a while today and got some things done in the house and a new stove moved in. I posted my Deal of the Day in the fundraiser group but don't have any orders yet. I am scared that nothing is going to come of it. I tried one with LBE and nothing came of it either.

I have to come up with a way to make $300 to get my inventory. I have also decided to take some online classes to get my business administration degree or my business management degree. Thinking that maybe it might help me find a better gig or at least increase my chances of getting a promotion at work eventually even though getting the promotion would be moving to another state to one of the other plants. I would at least have completed one thing in my life.

Day 413-February 17, 2015

Went bowling after work and when I came home I set up my MK fundraiser for my cousin. I have invited over 100 people and looking to invite more. I am posting the deal of the day but still want to look at doing something to help me come up with that $300. That is all I need to get my inventory. Then I can get my name out there more.

I still have a ton of old catalogs that were sent to me to get out there and I will be getting addresses of people in my area so that I can mail out flyers stating that I am a Mary Kay Consultant to maybe get my name out there some.

I am still working on things for LBE but waiting on my crochet needles to come in so that I can start making some things other than plastic canvas.

I am also still working on my direct sales boot camp book. If I can sell them for $5 and sell 60 of them I will be where I need to get my inventory. I am working on several different things. I still want to look into some kind of raffle type thing to do.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Day 412-February 16, 2015

I worked on a more bookmarks today while watching Netflix. I decided I am still going to try with MK and see what I can do about getting more orders. I will be watching more videos and working on more ideas to get business. I am thinking about putting together Mother's Day Bundles and selling them. Maybe that will help me get the orders I need.

I need to get $300 in orders and that will give me $150 in inventory and then every item I sell I can put back into more inventory. I have started a White February Sale but nothing yet. I am still looking at other ideas. I am thinking about emailing most of the people on my friends list about placing an order and telling them what my goals are and seeing if that helps. I also need to contact the ladies that I mailed out packets to and see if they want to order anything.

I am going to also, send an email but will make a list of the friends on my list and put the email that they have on their Facebook page and put them on the list in my back office so that I can send emails where they will get them.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Day 411-February 15, 2015

It is Sunday and I am off tomorrow. I took the day off to go to the eye doctor but according to the weather it looks like I may have more than just tomorrow off. We are supposed to get a lot of snow (for us anyway) and that means that I have plenty of time to finish the project I am working on and then to start another.

I found several patterns for things to make. I am going to start making the mini block calendars and put them on the website. That way I can at least put a few more things on there. I will make everything I can and get it on the website.

Being tired and fighting a headache doesn't help but you know what they say, I have to keep going.

Day 410-February 14, 2015

Here it is Valentine's Day and I am relaxing. Kids went to a friend's house for a couple of hours, stepdaughter went to her boyfriend's house for their date and hubby and I have been really trying to get our things in order. I am still looking at what material I need or my crafts and what I want to do.

I am so tired of my full time job. The more I think about it the more I have been dealing with knowing that I could be doing better. I know I deserve better.

No more MK and nothing but LBE from here out. I will be posting things on here about what I am making and keeping myself held accountable.

Day 409-February 13, 2015

I decided to take a couple of days and get my head together. Hubby and I took a date night and went bowling and to sing karaoke. After all of that I was able to get my head around what I needed to do. I am still taking a couple of days to work things out in my head and take it from there.

I am going to make this work but I know I still have a lot of work to do.

Day 408, February 12, 2015

I spoke to hubby and told him that I wanted to give up MK and that I wanted to keep going with LBE and he said he would help me get anything I needed. I am going to look into more patterns so that I know what I am looking at and will get started on making what I can.

I am waiting on an email back from MK telling me how to resign. I just hate giving up but don't know what else to do. I am not getting anywhere no matter what I do.

Day 407-February 11, 2015

Okay, here is what I am doing. I am giving up on MK. I am tired of not being able to do anything without doing parties or buying inventory. I am sticking with LBE. I am doing things my way. I will get an inventory built up and then get a booth at the flea market and have my LadyBug Baskets at hubby's ball games.

LadyBug Baskets will have smaller items like coffee cozies, keyfobs, and things like that with baseball themes on them to sell in the stands. I will have my business card attached to each one with the price on the back. Maybe I can get somewhere that way.

Day 406-February 10, 2015

I was looking up ideas to get sales without having a party and saw several different forums so I checked them out. There were more than three dozen comments on the forum about MK and that they had been with MK for several years and could not get bookings and could not get sales and that the only way to make money is to get people under you and then you make money off of them but you have to have a ton of people under you to make anything. That made me think.

There are so many people out there that are doing direct sales. Most people that I have talked to are with multiple companies because they are not getting where they need to be with one company and even with more than one they are still not making it. I don't want to be like that. I want to make it but like hubby said, if I send money to the company for inventory then they make money and I get stuck with products I can't sell. He would rather me make my own products. Maybe that is what I need to do.

Day 405-February 9, 2015

Had 3 days off from my full time job and still looking at how to get out of there. I was so relaxed and had to spend 4 hours getting the boss' reports fixed where they were messed up sometime when I was gone. I hate having to do my boss' job just to stuck in my low level position. Then to hear her take credit for fixing everything. I really need a change.

I am so tired and in the need of a change. I want to be able to get off of welfare and be able to not only make ends meet but exceed them. People start their own businesses all the time. Now I have to get my head together and see what I need to do to get there.

Day 404-February 8, 2015

I emailed my upline to get some ideas and was told to do pampering sessions. I told her that I don't have but one car and hubby works too and needs it too. Then she said to have them at my house. That is not an option for me. There is no way I can have sessions at my home.

I have been trying to think of a way to make a little money to get more material with. I thought about writing a book and selling it for $5 each since it will be emailed but changed my mind. Still running ideas for the crafts through my mind but keep talking myself out of things.

Day 403-February 7, 2015

Spent the day relaxing and talking to hubby. I talked to him about spending the money I needed to get the inventory to get business but he made a good point. How are people going to buy what I have on hand if they won't order from me without an inventory. It kind of makes sense. I spend the money to get the inventory and then if I don't get it sold I am out that money and have too much product to have to figure out what to do with. Sure, MK buys it back but not for what I paid for it.

I have been looking into more patterns and still thinking about how to get my name out there for LBE. I am going to look at flyers and Google some ideas for sales flyers.

Day 402-February 6, 2015

Took the kids shopping with some of the income tax and got some things that all of the kids needed and a few things I needed.

I sat and tried to message some people on my friends list to get orders and no one is biting with MK. I don't know what to do. I am thinking about giving up and just sticking to LBE. What do I do? I know it will take me longer to get to my goals if I use my own products but at the same time I get to go by m own rules and not ones set by someone else.

Most companies limit how you do things but being my own boss I can do things my way. No one seems to want to order MK. I don't know why I thought that I had what it took.

Day 401-February 5, 2015

Did a little shopping and got a few more things for the house. Things are falling in place on the house. I wish they were in my business.

I am still looking at patterns for LBE but can't decide what I want to make. I have been looking at ways to get my name out there. I am thinking about making some flyers to post around and to make a type of catalogs for my crafts as I make things so that I can show what I can do.

As far as MK goes, I keep getting told to do pampering sessions. That is not an option for me. I have been trying to find ways to get enough orders to qualify for my 50% discount to get a little inventory to have open houses while hubby is at his tournaments but I can't get ANY orders. I have been trying to offer discounts and free products and nothing.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Day 400-February 4, 2015

Well, income tax came in so we bought a new laptop, took care of a few bills, and bought some things for the house. I have started writing a little book and will be working on that periodically but still doing my crafts and working on my MK.

Today is my first day of vacation and I have accomplished a lot today. I am still trying to handle the fundraiser for my cousin with my LBE but no one is ordering. I have not even gotten any orders for MK. I will, however, be mailing out my facial in a bag pouches tomorrow. I still have to go to the eye doctor before I go back to work to have my eyes checked.

Hubby is finishing putting the living room together and I am waiting until he gets done to get the clean up done. So far has been a good day.

I am going to find some small projects to sew and make that can be hand sewn until hubby's baseball games start. Then I can work on the sewing machine when he is gone so that I don't drown out the television.

As far as MK goes, after I mail out the packets tomorrow I will carry some of the old catalogs with me and start putting them out so that I can get my name out there. I am not going to do the pampering sessions or beauty classes but I will be just doing things online or if someone calls me to place an order.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Day 399-February 3, 2015

Off work until Monday and should be in bed. Had bowling league and start new one next week. Been 22 days and no cokes and did weigh in this morning. 

I started out on January 12th at 148 pounds and this morning I'm down to 139 pounds. That's 9 pounds in three weeks. That's a big deal for me. 

Day 398-February 2, 2015

I put in for a three day vacation. Working two days and off the rest of the week. Income tax, shopping, and crafting. 

Still fighting headaches and wish they would go away. I'm tired and just want to sleep for a few days. 

Day 397-February 1, 2015

Until I decide what to do I will do MK online only until I get more inventory made for LBE. 

I have vacation time coming up so I'll be making sure I get as many thing as possible. Like a craft a thon. Going to see how many things I can make. 

Day 396-January 31, 2015

We found out income tax will be here on the 4th and are getting a few new things. Looking at a bed, fabric, his umpire stuff, bowling stuff and a new laptop. Then the rest in savings. 

Still fighting a headache and exhausted and still trying to decide what to do. Maybe I'll figure out soon. 

Day 395-January 30, 2015

I cannot get these headaches to go away. I think it's the lack of caffeine in my body. Coffee is not doing it anymore. 

I'm too exhausted to think but should be hearing about the income tax coming back. 

Day 394-January 29, 2015

Had a lot on my mind. Fighting headaches and stressing about pretty much everything. Been trying to decide what to do. 

I have been having a little luck with MK but not like I'd like. Wanting my own business. Was wanting to do MK until I got enough inventory made to get going on my own. ladybug expression

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 393-January 28, 2015

Tonight I plan to finish some little things I'm working on for my girls and then it is on to deciding what the next project will be. I think I might make some coaster sets out of the 4X4 squares I have cut out. I and going to embroider some things in them so that I need to look at. 

I am going to hit some quilting stores when income tax comes in to get scrap fabric. 

I am going to make a business sign for LBE and see if I can get some family and friends to set them up in their car windows when they go out and going to ask hubby to make one for the yard. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 392-January 27, 2015

Well my daddy has been gone 20 years today, been dealing with the kids' bus driver and her boss...long story. I have been looking at the MK temptation boxes and am making my own. I'm going to make my own basket out of fabric and make baseball themed coffee cozies and sell as well as fabric coaster sets and pot holders to start. 

I have been without cokes for 15 days and still feel good. I will not weigh myself again until the first of February. When the weather warms up I will start walking in the evenings. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 391-January 26, 2015

Made calls today about the bills. Had a conversation with the kids' bus driver and sent an email to her boss. 

I have decided to get the fundraiser going for the pink lady bags but I'll sell my crafts and if I can get $500 together that will get me about 25 bags. I am going to put pink pampering things in there. 

It has started snowing so hopefully it will keep up until morning and I can call in and get some work done. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 390-January 25, 2015

Well today is my grandmothers birthday and I really miss her. I'm not working on my list today because I finished it yesterday. I am still feeling torn. I'm getting a few facials booked but I can't do parties. I'm just going to do online sales. I'm still going to work on my craft business. 

I was going to buy inventory with income tax but I plan to get material instead. I'm going to start making potholders and easier items first and burp rags and such. Something to ease me into it. I'm also going to do some embroidery. 

I am finding I am more and more restricted in how I run my MK business but still run mine the way I want. We will see. I'm going to do one day MK and one day LBE and see what I do more of. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Day 389-January 24, 2015

Well I didn't get anything else done on my list last night because we had family time. We had dinner at the inlaws with games after. It was fun. We were putting family first like Mary Kay Ash said. 

My plan today is to get the dead fridge out of here, new one in, dusting is done, still have dishes and to finish laundry and then on to my list. I will finish the list today and make a new one tomorrow. I have to remember to make my list every day. 

I will stay motivated and I will meet my goal. Just have to stay positive. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Day 388-January 23, 2015

I made my $35,000 list for today and ended up with 10 items on it to get done. I have completed 3 so far. Off to a good start. 

I am going to post on my Facebook page and about a fundraiser. I'm revising my Pink Lady Bags. I am doing a fundraiser and my goal is $1300 to make 25 pink lady bags. I want to have this money raised and bags ready to deliver by March 16th because that is the anniversary of my aunt losing her battle to breast cancer. 

Day 387-January 22, 2015

Worked on my contact book on lunch and relaxed when I got home. I filed my taxes and am getting back enough to do the things we want to do for my family. 

I watched some TV and crashed out feeling good about things. I have been feeling positive here lately so hopefully it keeps up. 

Since starting to drink water and not cokes I have in a week and a half started out at 145 and went up to 147 and now down to 143. Yay

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 386-January 21, 2015

Last night I posted on Facebook about winning a free facial thinking that no one would respond. I had 32 entries. I chose 12 to win. Two passed but the other 10 BOOKED!!!! OMG I can't believe it. Not to study up on my skin care class instructions and get going. I have a good feeling about this. 

I am not going into this to get rich right then. I'm going into this with the hopes of getting a few more bookings and some orders. With 10 parties my goal is $500 in orders. That would be only $50 per party. I think that's doable. 

I got some cd's in the mail today from my director. I really don't think I can believe how much support I'm getting with MK. I never got this with the last company I was with. 

I have the composition books to keep all my contacts down on and notes for them. My new start is starting to move forward now. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 385-January 20, 2015

Well I got my catalogs done last night and now have to decide where to put them out at. I also posted on Facebook about winning a free facial and the drawing is tonight and 23 people entered. I also have someone that's ordering a satin hands set and a satin lips set at the end of the month. Good ending to a horrible day. 

I really have to make a change. I feel so much irritation every minute I'm at work. I do all the grunt work and work to pay my bills  I pay bills and have nothing left for anything else. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 384-January 19, 2015

Here it is Monday morning and I hope this week is better than last. Getting used to drinking water and not cokes has not been easy for me plus it was so hectic at my J.O.B. that I was almost in tears when I left work on Friday. I can handle the job but when I have my boss out of the office and two people in the office that want to tell me how to do my job when they don't know how I do my job or what that job is, makes me want to work from home more and more.

I am going to finish labeling my catalogs tonight. I am also going to re-do my goody bags and just put my business card and then a key fob or prayer in a pocket in their instead of candy so that it doesn't matter how long I have the bags they won't melt or go bad. I am also looking at MK helpers so I need to decide who I want for that and message them. I need to message some of the ladies on my 150 list about surveys. So far those are 4 things on my $35000 list.

I have not been making my list lately and I think that is why I feel so lost and behind. My list kept me in check and motivated. I really have to get on the ball with my MK business to get to my goal. I have extended my goal of being a sahm until the end of this year but I hope that it doesn't take that long. My director sent me a survey to have them take but I don't know if I should use it or the one that I created. I will decide tonight but will start messaging on my lunch break and then some more tonight.

Day 383-January 18, 2015

I have done good with my water drinking. As bad as I want a coke I have kept myself from drinking them. I have been drinking water but that craving is still there. I have not weighed myself but I started out at 145 pounds and working to get down to 120 pounds. That is 25 pounds that I want to lose but I am not trying to lose it too fast.

I am going to talk to a couple of people about becoming "MK Helpers" in exchange for free product. I spoke to my cousin who just found out that I sell MK and she was telling me that she doesn't have a consultant but that she loves the Satin Hands Set and that she will buy from me from now on. She was also telling me that her mom (my Aunt) has not tried it and that she had been telling her about it. I will talk to her about it and maybe get her and my cousin over to get their opinions and maybe practice a beauty class on them. I hope she will help me out. Then I will talk to them about taking catalogs to work and church and that if they get me $100 or more in orders that I will give them free product. My cousin said she would but didn't have time to get a catalog from me so I will have to get one to her. That won't be hard. I will get it together for her and take it to her.

Day 382-January 17, 2015

Didn't do much but think about things I need to do this coming week. I need to finish labeling the catalogs, re-do my goody bags, make a list of the few things I have inventory wise and samples, etc. Just don't have the energy to do it.

I have been making all of these changes to my financial life (or trying to) that I also decided to make a change in my physical life as well. I have decided that since I was drinking 3-4 coca cola's per day and taking in all of that sugar that I would cut out sodas and drink more water. I am on day 5 and feeling a little better already. I have decided that I would drink as much water as I was drinking cokes and I didn't realize just how much I was drinking. I have had a little headache from the lack of caffeine. I normally drink coffee in the morning (no cream or sugar...just black) to get my caffeine but I only have cappuccino at home and that has some sugar in it so that is a no-go. My Aunt gave me some to-go samples to try in my water and I have found a couple that I like so far so that might help me drink more water. I was told that you can lose up to 10 pounds in a month just knocking out sodas. Wish me luck.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Day 381-January 16, 2015

I spoke to my Director yesterday and found out what I can and cannot do when I set up at hubby's games. Selling cash and carry items is not allowed but I can do drawings for products and things like that to get leads. I can have the temptation box with me and sell out of there because that is not considered being at a vendor event.

We talked about the 150 woman list and the idea I had about the surveys to see how many would be interested and how many wouldn't is what she was wanting me to do with the list so we were on the same page there. I didn't label the catalogs last night because she told me that you don't want to put them all out at one place. She told me not to put that they were old catalogs just that to contact me if they want to place an order since even if they were to place the order on my website I have it set up where I will be contacting them with the total. I could have set it up for them to pay online but I would rather have it this way so that I can get a chance to talk to them one on one.

I will label the catalogs this weekend for sure and keep some in my purse or "temptation bag" to hand out. I have my mobile office ready as well.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 380-January 15, 2015

I still didn't get the labeling done on my catalogs because I was at the funeral home. My best friend lost her dad and there was no way I was not going to be there for her. Life gets in the way sometimes. I plan on doing that tonight. I am calling my Director on my lunch break today because I want to talk to her about setting up at the baseball games, what to order for my inventory, as well as talk to her about temptation boxes and goody bags. I will also, if I have time, on my lunch break will be looking into some other ideas but Google some things today too.

The weather today is gloomy and cold and I really just want to be at home but can't. This just keeps it in my head how bad I want to work from home. I am going to talk to hubby tonight about doing an event at the house and maybe doing it as an open house or as a by appointment only kind of thing. I will talk to my director today about that. I can invite my friends that are local but also can post in the yard sale groups. Maybe get some bookings or some sales that way. That would be a great way to get things going I think. I will see what she says. If it is by appointment only then I will have an idea of how many people will show up but open house you never know. I might even look into the 5 party day and see what I can get done that way and tell everyone that everyone that shows up gets in a drawing for a free facial and then use the facial samples as the gift and do a Facial in a Bag idea so everyone wins. I can get them to fill out the profiles and that be the entry forms.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 379-January 14, 2015

Here it is Wednesday morning and I cannot wait for this week to be over. I am tired and not feeling well again. Same symptoms as when I had the flu but can't go to the doctor until this weekend because of not having anyone to cover my shift at work. This is what I hate about having a regular job. If I were working from home I could work from my couch or bed and not have to worry about having someone cover things for me. I would still be able to work. That is one of the reasons I want to work from home.

I had bowling league last night and was going to work on a few things but hubby "made" me go to bed after my shower because I was not feeling well. I will resume my MK duties tonight after the funeral home. One of my "sisters" lost her dad yesterday so I am going to go check on her and pay my respects to Papa Toad. That man kept us out of so much trouble growing I will miss him.

Once I get home, I will be labeling catalogs and working on, instead of goody bags with the samples in them I am going to make some little goody bags and just put my business card in them and then when I get paid Friday I will put candy in them to hand out. Then I will also make up some "Facials in a Bag" and get those ready. I will also get a composition book to keep my notes in and contact info for people that I talk to. I will also look at a "Temptation Box" to carry around. Maybe make it a Temptation Bag. That will have cash and carry items in it when I go places to carry around. I can take them when I go out with my husband, sitting at the ball field, things like that. It would be perfect. I will make a sign that says "I'm a Mary Kay Consultant. What can I get for you today?"

I am also going to start looking online at how others set up at vendor shows so that I know what I need to do and get some ideas for when I set up. I need to look for something to put the decal on so that I can start putting it in my car window. I also want to look at making a sign to set up in the yard as well. I will get hubby to help me with that one.

But, tonight, is about getting the catalogs labeled and then I will redo my mobile office. I have a couple of things to finish tonight and then I can make my little boxes for profiles and orders. I will have to see what kind of patterns I can find. I might just stick to solid colors. Make one pink and one red.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 378-January 13, 2015

Feeling a little more confident today than I did yesterday. I am going to send an email to my upline telling them that when my income tax comes in that I plan to buy $500 in inventory (which would actually be $1000 after my 50% discount so that I can set up at hubby's baseball games and sell on hand stock and am going to ask what they think are the best sellers generally.

I have bowling league tonight and then will be finally labeling the catalogs. I think the ones that my director sent me are the ones that I already have but that is okay because I plan on doing more vendor events and set up events than beauty classes. I just feel that is the better way to go for me and I can order more samples as well as my carrying case. I just have to decide which carrying case I want to get. I will look on the website in a few minutes and decide that way I know what I am looking at.

I am still a little nervous but I start my MK training classes this week and I feel that will be good for me. I can learn tips and learn how they do things. I hope it helps me.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 377-January 12, 2015

I didn't do much this weekend because of feeling so bad. I have to get back on the ball this evening. I am going to take my 150 woman list and at lunch add them to them to my contact list on Google Drive. I will then start messaging people about the survey. That will get me info on what people are looking for as well as some contact info for the ladies that are interested in getting a newsletter as well as product, joining my team and hosting a beauty class. All of the women on my list are local to me.

I am looking at ideas to get booking for February. I am going to do a Mystery Hostess game where everyone that places an order for $25 or more gets entered for the Hostess Rewards and the prize is a free Satin Hands Set that costs $35.

I am going to do a Deal or No Deal to get bookings. Book and hold your party and get the offer for the "case" they pick.

I am also going to do a "Book a party, Pick a prize" game where they book a party and get to choose an envelope and get the gift in that envelope as their hostess gift so that no two hostesses get the same thing.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Day 376-January 11, 2015

I am going to start messaging the ladies on my 150 woman list tomorrow to do surveys. Maybe I will get some leads. 

I am fighting a migraine so don't think I'll do much tonight. I will be working on some things tomorrow to get going. I'm not going to book for January but will start on February. 

Day 375-January 10, 2015

Finishing labeling older catalogs today and also going to create the survey for my MK business. Then I will start sending the message to the 150 women list to get some of them to take the survey. Maybe that will create leads for me. 

My depression is better today but still dealing with some emotions. Just have to keep going. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Day 374-January 9, 2015

I didn't really do much last night. I have been fighting my depression these last couple of days as well as insomnia. I have so much I want to do but sometimes I feel like, what's the point. I know what needs to be done but getting the motivation knowing I will never accomplish my goals makes it really hard. I am still only $87 from my goal and that kills me because I can't seem to get there.

I do plan on ordering about $500 worth of items as well as a carrying case for them when income tax comes in.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Day 373-January 8, 2015

I am feeling a little discouraged today. I did get a message from another MK consultant that was telling me about the weekly meetings. I was invited to go tonight but had to rain check because hubby has his state meeting for his umpiring tonight and didn't tell me until I asked him about me going to the meeting. As usual everything gets put on the back burner when it comes to things I want. So, here is my plan for tonight. I am going to tape labels on the back of the catalogs that my director sent me and then I will be messaging people from my 150 woman list about filling out a survey to hopefully get leads. I will also be finishing some things up that I promised the kids.

It has been so cold today that I will not be able to do much but work from the couch. My hips are killing me and I cannot seem to get warm. My depression is starting to take me over again so I don't know what to do about that. I have been feeling alone even worse than normal. Looks like more than my financial situation is needing a change.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day 372-January 7, 2015

I have made my $35000 list and here is what I plan to accomplish today.

  • Book 5 You and 2's or 15 faces.
  • Get orders for 25 items (@ Play items are $10)
  • Recruit 5 people (or at lease set up meetings with them)
  • Post more on the pic contest that I posted yesterday
  • Book ladies for my portfolio for the skin care line
I think that these things will be able to be accomplished. I just have to start texting and messaging them. I am also going to start looking at my list of 150 women and start messaging them about doing a small survey that I am coming up with questions for. I will give them the option to do the survey and then tell them that they go into a drawing for a free gift and it will be one of the mini Satin Hands sets.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Day 371-January 6, 2015

I received some flyers in my email yesterday for the month of January. I am planning on working a couple of them. I have to take a picture of the one flyer and then I will be posting my contests as well as how I am going to do the other challenge from my director. Here is what I have.

  1. To do 15 faces in January (5 You and 2 Beauty Classes)
  2. Get more than 25 items ordered for January
  3. Get 5 team members on my team for January
These are the things I am planning on doing. I have a couple of ways to do these.

15 Faces in January--Book ladies for my portfolio. Do the skin care on them and take before and after pictures and then have them do a profile/survey

Get 25 items ordered in January--Do an @ Play sale. All items are $10 and I will see how many I can get ordered. I am going to try for 100 items and then once we get there I will pick a person to get a $50 gift certificate to spend with me.

Get 5 team members--I will talk to several people and get them to sign up. If they don't have the money I will do a party for them or a catalog show for them and help them raise the money and then what customers they get from their party or show will be their customers. They will start with a customer base already set up.

Let's see if this works.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Day 370-January 5, 2015

First Monday of the new year. I will be sitting down and planning out my month of what I need to do to reach my goals. I have been challenged to do 15 faces for the month of January. That is 5 You & 2 beauty classes. I am thinking about having my own but then there is the contest of the hostesses where they get jewelry. I have to print the pdf document and then take a picture of it because it won't save as a picture. I will be working on finishing the bookmarks tonight. That is my goal for tonight so that the kids have them on Thursday when they go back to school. I also plan on starting the two boxes for my files to help me stay organized.

I am thinking about getting some people together at my house (or setting up somewhere) and doing profiles and everyone that does a profile will get a goody bag. I need to get some candy to put in them. I may even put some key fobs or prayer in a pockets in them as well just for an extra gift. I will be looking at the pictures of plastic canvas MK roses to put on the boxes. That should help me keep everything organized.

I have been thinking about what I want to do. I know I need to step it up to get my name out there. I will be posting in all of the online yard sale groups, I have my own group but also have my own FB fan page. I will hold a contest with a post that everyone that shares my post gets in a drawing for one of the sets of Satin Hands that I have on hand. That should help me get my name out there. Every time they share it I will get notified and I will tell them to tag me in every share to make sure. Then I will have another contest after that for another one that will be to tag themselves in a pic that I post and then everyone that they tag to it they get an entry to the contest for every person that they tag to it. Maybe that will help me get my name out there a little.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Day 369-January 4, 2015

I have several projects today. I'm finishing the bookmarks for the girls and then I have two record boxes for my customer profiles and orders collected. This should help keep my business organized. 

I have also been challenged to book 15 faces for January. I think I will start my portfolio of faces to get there. I'll post one on ones to get there. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Day 368-January 3, 2015

I'm going to spend the day setting some goals. Hubby has to take my stepson three hours away but not before I have a talk with him. We are not getting disrespected anymore. 

I need to keep my cool because I'm not letting my blood pressure stay up and do me harm when I have so many other things to work for. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Day 367-January 2, 2015

I have been thinking a lot about how things turned out last year and have decided that today is the last day I am going to think about last year. I have learned a lot about myself and the people I surround myself with and have figured out some of the things I need to change. That is my goal for this year. To have a more positive and more satisfying 2015. Here is what I will be doing from here out.

  1. I will be going to the gym with a friend and working out to get into better shape.
  2. I will be doing fundraisers, booking classes, and doing tailgating events to help my business.
  3. I will be working on new projects and not stressing myself out thinking about them before I get started on them.
  4. I will reach out for help more with my MK business and realize that I am not alone.
  5. I will surround myself with more positive people and not dwell on the stressful things.
I honestly believe that doing just these things to start will help me with the rest of what I need to reach my goal by the end of the year.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Day 366-January 1, 2014

Happy New Year. New year new me. Planning out what is needed to start off my year and I am finally getting the nerve to start booking the beauty classes. I know once I start doing them I will be more comfortable doing them. I just have to jump in and do it.

I am going to talk to a couple of consultants and see about helping me get ready and "training" me. I need to text my spouse and see what she can helps with.