Today has been challenging for me personally, for reasons that I don’t need to go into here… but today I’ve had several long talks with my mama. We live together and she helps me ship out orders, take pictures, and other business related things. I’m so thankful for the time we get to spend together working, and I really feel LuLaRoe has brought us closer together. I’m thankful for my mom today.
Ok.. So I fell a little behind.. and it’s still the first week of November! I kind of figured that would happen! But I’m working on it.. so that’s important right?
So three things I’m super thankful for and have been thinking about this week are:
- Friendimly- I just made that up… Friendimly are the friends that are your family. In truth… total honesty… I have a handful of friends that I am closer to than my family. One of those friends, is like the best person I know. She was a sister in another life–but she just lost someone close to her, and as I have been crying with her, and listening to her, and making her food I can’t help but just reflect upon loss. And that makes me so grateful, and so thankful that I’ve known the people in my life, that they’ve shared pieces of their lives with me, their time. It makes me love them, and everyone I care about just a little harder.
- My actual family- my babies… no matter how old they get I’m going to call them my babies. I love it when my 8, almost 9 year old son comes stumbling all groggy out of his bedroom at 6:30 in the morning to get ready for school and gives me this hug that’s like he ran into me but then wraps his arms around my waist and says, “Good morning Mama.” I mean c’mon! My almost eleven year old daughter had a super pre-teen moment the other night when she was so sad but then she still climbed up in my lap and sobbed on my shoulder, and I was just so thankful she’s still my little girl. And my babiest baby is almost seven… we had an afternoon where it was just the two of us, and all she wanted to do was snuggle and watch “Annie.” Through so much… everything… anyone who is a parent knows the ups and downs and the pure joy and the frustration that comes along with the title, that I have these three amazing people to care for in this life.
- That brings me to today. I mentioned in a previous post that I was reading this book on tidying up my house. I truly believe that what you do internally, you do externally, and what you do externally you do internally. So the last two days I’ve just been trying to focus on getting rid of some things that I don’t love, I don’t need, and have just been sitting around because I haven’t gotten around to discarding them… I kind of feel like my whole house is in this state-hence me reading this book! But today I was going through old paper work, and a simple thought came through my mind–that I was thankful for choice. Just having the freedom to make choices in my life about anything and everything from simple to grand. I get to choose.
November is about giving thanks, but what about being the person that makes someone’s day? Ignites a smile in a stranger? Random acts of kindness? I challenge you, (and myself!) to make someone’s day tomorrow! To find a way to serve someone, to be the person that they might be thankful for. Do it! It feels good! More to come on giving later this week/month! <3 <3 <3
I am not a spring cleaner, I tend to clear in the fall. I think maybe its that time of the year where I’m spending more time indoors and my want my space to be cozy. For me cozy also translates to uncluttered and organized. But I’m not just talking about my home, I’ve also been focusing on organizing and simplifying many parts of my life.
Today I started the Whole 30 again for the third time to remind myself how good I know my body can feel when I take care of it. I just started reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and I can’t wait to tear my house apart to put it back together in a beautiful organized tidy fashion! I also just finished the The Go-Giver which was given to me when I joined LuLaRoe. Overall I crave simplicity, and then I complicate things until I’m reeling and am like “WHOA” and need to slow down again. So I don’t want to do that anymore… I’ve been thinking about how to slow down my pace of life lately and be intentional with my time and energy.
Intention is really a linking concept in the three books that I’ve been reading.
Last year at this time if you would have told me I’d be selling LuLaRoe I would have said, “LuLa-Wha?” And now I’m so thankful for this company. I’m actually blown away that a company like LuLaRoe exists–yes the clothes are amazing, but the culture is infectious. The leaders in this company are so passionate, so inspiring, and the thing they all have in common is this desire to be helpful, to share, to see you succeed… to quite literally serve you. Last year at this time I was stressed beyond… I mean beyond belief. I was studying for two math classes and a physics class that not only took me out of the house to attend classes, but kept me out of the house hours a week to study with my classmates. When I was home I was barely there, as soon as dinner was over I was back to homework, as soon as the kids were in bed I was back to homework.
So now, I miss school so much, but many many things have happened in a years time, and I’ve learned that I need to wait until my kids are older to return… But what I’m trying to say is that–Now! I get to work from home, I still work very hard, and many many hours, but I have this opportunity to be a part of this amazing company where I get to work from home, make really good money to help support my family, be inspired, and I’ve been feeling more confident too. I have the opportunity to take a day and do nothing but read all day if I want, or to spend a sick day in bed with my kids, or go on a long bike ride by myself (ok I have yet to do this! but I really want to!) Now I have my own business, I have this opportunity to serve others as I grow a team, to see the look someone’s face when they realize they feel comfortable and beautiful in LuLaRoe. I have this opportunity to slow my life down. I’m so thankful for that.
My original Queue Survival Guide post was really just a HUGE shopping list! So I wanted to come back and talk about many other things as well as make a couple of corrections to reflect new Policies & Procedures of LuLaRoe.
So first off let’s all agree to not take ourselves too seriously and have some fun with our businesses okay?
I’ll also reiterate what I said in my last Queue post is utilize your to sponsor! They should be the first place you go to ask questions! Then go to your team group, then to her upline’s group if you still haven’t found an answer! Also the search bar in all of your groups, but specifically the bigger ones such as your Coach or Mentor’s groups will be a life saver! And also just so much great reading!
Down to business on things you can do while you wait in the Queue:
- Set up a LuLaRoe email account. Please make sure it’s formatted LuLaRoeFirstnameLastname@gmail.com – it is preferred that you use gmail for this.
- You will need a LuLaRoe Facebook Business page. You create this in connection with- an offshoot so to speak- of your personal FB account. Please do not make a second FaceBook account.. FaceBook does not like duplicate accounts! This page should also be formatted LuLaRoe First name Last name. Think of your FB business page like an online business card! You can link your LuLaRoe Instagram account so that it directly posts to your business page, you can promote sales there, go live there, boosts posts etc.
- Set up your shopping group! This group also needs to follow certain formatting such as: LuLaRoe First name Last name VIP Shopping Group! Or something of the like. While you’re waiting to get your call you should add just your sponsor to this group so they can help you set it up! When you onboard and people start joining you don’t want an empty group! So collect images, post some of your favorite styling tips and other favorite photos!
- Make an Instagram account – again LuLaRoeFirstnameLastname – keep it private until you onboard! And then *poof* beautiful Instagram ready to go!
- Sign up for myUPS or for iPhone users I LOVE the app Deliveries
- Get together an informational email for anyone who contacts you interested in LuLaRoe.
- Draft a hostess packet.
- Talk to your sponsor about a business plan for yourself. What’s your ideal inventory levels based on your goals? How much are you going to reinvest vs paying yourself? etc.
- Make a guest list for your launch
- Research business card options! (psst! I love mine from LuLaRoe Custom)
- Research how you plan on transporting your inventory to in home pop-ups. Many many many consultants use the Ikea Frakta Bags.
- Make a list of 50 people for the 72 hour game plan.
- Make another list of 50 people. When you onboard contact them about hosting a pop-up!
Now I will say that in compliance with the Policies & Procedures that we all agreed to when turning in our paperwork to be consultants something that is new is that we don’t start promoting our social media pages until we get the onboarding call. There are many very logical reasons for this! The first is, what if something happens and you don’t onboard? Family emergency etc, and then you have a group full of people looking forward to seeing all your new inventory and then nothing! Sad day for all. Second, I heard the analogy today that it’s like waiting for the New Year’s Eve ball to drop on December 30th, why wait when they can just go get some LuLaRoe somewhere else? Then they might leave because they’re tired of waiting! So it’s best to add people once you’ve got the call and they have something just around the corner to be excited for!
Another thing from Home Office is that it is not advised to buy anything until you get your call. So have that amazon shopping cart loaded up and ready to go for the day you get that most amazing call! But also in regards to all of the things you need to buy. Best advice is: yeah, many things can make your life easier.. but guess what, you don’t need it all right away. I’m still printing on my printer and taping labels on my packages, and thats ok with me. The day I get my fancy printer is going to be amazing because I’m going to feel like I earned it! So stick to the basics, you’re going to need stuff to ship out your LuLa-Lovlies, and you’re going to need somewhere to store all these amazing clothes, but let’s all remember that DeAnne used to sell Maxi skirts out of bins and three years ago no one had a LuLa-Room.
In my Facebook Shopping Group I have decided to use Roe With Me, I know many others have made the plunge too! Roe With Me is a website for consultants to host their online sales and online pop-up boutiques. I wanted to make a tutorial on how to use it!
So when you click on the link to join the Party this is the page you’ll see!
You took the plunge, and now you are in the queue on your way to becoming an official LuLaRoe Consultant. You might be freaking out a little, but it’s ok, you have people at your disposal to go to! Your sponsor, their upline, and their upline, and their upline… ok you get where I am going. You also have your team members who either are in the queue right along with you, or were there not too long ago themselves.
#1 Piece of quebie advice — Use your support structure!
So now you know you have people to turn to ask all of your questions– also the search function in your groups can lead you to an amazing wealth of knowledge– but what do you do while you wait?
So many things! It can be overwhelming, but take a deep breath, we’re going to get through it together!
So I’m going to go ahead and say it again, that the sizing of LuLaRoe is magical. I learned this week that they fit test every single size. Most clothing companies fit test the small or medium, and then scale the pattern from there. LuLaRoe fit tests every single size!
Yesterday I got the Carly dress in the mail–people in my group were asking about sizing. I know that buying clothes online is always a little nerve racking! So before my live sale I tried on five sizes! I got XS-XL in my box and here are my results!
The X-Large which is my normal size fit most like the t-shirts I wear on the arms, but not a single one of the sizes felt tight on my arms or like the dress restricted my movement. So my conclusion, go with the print and length you want! The X-Small was definitely shorter on me. I’m 5’6″ for reference. I ended up keeping the medium because I liked the length and how it fit over my bust and then flared out a little from there.
So that’s my review on this awesome new dress! I haven’t taken it off since I tried it on! And I’m not someone who normally wears dresses!
This post is for new consultants, I’ve seen several people asking how to make a Google form, so I’m making this for you!
Why do you need a Google form for checkout? After your sale is over, when you have your customers fill out a Google form, it puts all their names, email address, and street addresses into one place, you can then export that into a spreadsheet, and then to take it a step further you can export that into stamps.com or your preferred shipping site. Then when you go to ship your LuLa-Goodies all you have to do is search for the customer’s name and Poof their address appears. SO HELPFUL!
The first thing you want to do is login to Google, and go to https://www.google.com/drive/
So, I have been wanting to feature a style on my blog every week. It’s been one of those plans that is floating around in my head. Then yesterday I was taking pictures of these amazing Cassie skirts that I got when I went to a swap between local consultants–I was home alone and decided to try a few on. Guess what? I tried on FIVE sizes and they all fit! I swear the sizing in this company is magical! I’ve always been one of those women that when I go into a retail store, if the size 14 or 16 didn’t fit, there was nothing else for me to try on. I always envied the ladies who were in the middle size ranges who could go up or down 1-2 sizes and still find what they were looking for. I know no matter where you find your clothes–LuLaRoe included– there is going to be that issue, if you’re small and the XXS or the XS is still too big, then there is nothing smaller, and if the 2XL or the 3XL is too small there is no where else to go–but what I’m trying to say is that for most stores that cap is a size 16, and I love that with LuLaRoe that is not the case. I love that there is a large size range in LuLaRoe, and the tailoring works for everyone! So without getting too wordy here are some pictures I took! I’m 5’6″ for reference. I tried on sizes Medium – 3XL in the Cassie skirt and paired the skirts with a range of styles/sizes in tops that were in my inventory.