Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Opportunity + Preparation = Success

by: Dioni Marie Morales, National Sales Manager

Many years ago I heard a saying, "Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity."  This concept instantly made sense to me. Many have the perception that successful people are just lucky. It's not luck!  Luck is winning the lottery (and even then you have to go out and buy a ticket).   Success is a whole lot more, especially in this business.  If you are successful, you are not lucky ... you are the one who makes it happen.

So how can we make it happen for our Vessel business?  Here are some suggestions:
  • Take the time to read all the useful information on the website, the FAQ's, the Unique Points (of our Compensation Plan), the Blog Posts, etc.
  • Take the time to get acquainted with the layout of the Vessel website so that you can not only send those interested to it, but also help them navigate it.
  • Always carry with you your Vessel Catalog, the new Road Map brochure, the Compensation Plan brochure, the ScentSpheres samples, etc.
  • If you haven't yet had the opportunity to do so, schedule a Compensation Plan training with me (call me or email me to schedule the training at your convenience). This will help you feel comfortable talking about it and answering questions.
We all know that opportunity can come at any moment, usually when we least expect it.  However, we can also look for opportunities:
  • Use your jewelry often.  People WILL notice!  We have all experienced it.  Understand that YOU are a walking billboard.
  • Show the excitement that you have about your business and what you are doing.  People have a tendency to ask "How are you doing?"  So include Vessel in your answer!  If you show passion and enthusiasm, they will want to know more.
  • Always be on the lookout for potential Customers and Stylists.  When you talk to your family, friends or even strangers, you can find out enough about their lives to know if Vessel might be what they have been searching for to achieve their dreams.
One thing is as important as the other.  If you have an opportunity but are not prepared, then it will be a wasted opportunity that will very possibly never come again.  If you are prepared to act but do not search for those opportunities, then it's like a well-written book that no one gets to read because it has not been published.  If you work on both aspects equally, then success will be 100% guaranteed!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Vessel is going to the Oscars!!

We're so excited!!! Vessel has been invited to participate in an exclusive gifting suite for the Academy Awards. This premiere pre-Oscars party will take place at the glamorous W Hotel Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 1, a day ahead of the star-studded award show broadcast.

Susan and I will join a select few companies and will have the opportunity during this private, red-carpet event to interact and mingle with celebrities, and showcase our one-of-a-kind products. 

Companies are chosen to participate based on extraordinary, original products, so we are definitely proud to be part of this event. Make sure to come back and read the blog post we'll have after the Academy Awards with the full scoop.

With love,

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Power of Routines

by: Dioni Morales, National Sales Manager

I had a great holiday season!  Many family members visited from all over, there were quite a few parties and a lot of good food.  It was the best time I've had in a long time. So why, as it was coming to an end, was I actually happy that it was almost over?  Because there is only so much time I can live without my routines. I absolutely LOVE routines!  I think I have accomplished what I have accomplished because of setting and following routines.

I wanted to get back to my diet, to my exercise regimen, to work, to my kids going back to school, to an organized house, etc.  It sounds kind of crazy, I know, but that's what has always worked for me.  That's what has always given me the results I work for, the results I want.  Canadian Author Carol Shields wrote: "Routine is liberating, it makes you feel in control."  I couldn't have said it better myself.

Routines are your daily habits, the things that you do the same way at the same time.  I was reading a "mommy blog" which discussed how routines will simplify your life.  Some people may find routines to be boring, or too much work to implement.  But when you're raising a family, juggling work, running a household, and trying like crazy to find time for yourself and your partner, establishing daily routines is essential.

As you work your Vessel business, here are some ideas that you can incorporate into your routine that will help you grow your business and become financially independent sooner:

1. Schedule a specific time in the day to work on your Vessel business.  If you actually write it into your schedule, you can find 30 to 60 minutes, every single day, even if every day is a different time. You can make phone calls, plan Home Parties, present the business to a potential Stylist, etc.

2. There's usually at least one night in the week, sometimes two,  in which you don't have a soccer game, a PTA meeting, etc.  If that day is every Tuesday, then make sure you are in someones' home doing a Home Party, every single Tuesday.

English poet W.H. Auden wrote "Routine, in an intelligent man (woman), is a sign of ambition"  With Vessel we have shown you that you can be in control of your goals and dreams, but of course you have to work to make it work.  Incorporate Vessel into your daily and weekly routine.  At first it may seem overwhelming to have yet one more thing, but in time it will just be part of your life.  Soon enough it will bring you the freedom you have only dreamed of.