Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Chain Gang

We have posted this before, but not since 2013.  So, for our newer Stylists: Have you ever wondered how we came up with the names of our various chains? 

When Karen and I first started Vessel and were choosing our chains, we numbered them.  This system proved to be less than useful, as it was difficult to remember a chain by the number.  So we decided to name the chains instead.  In considering what names to use, we came upon the idea of honoring the various girls/women in our lives by naming chains after those we love.  I can't believe what a difference it made in being able to remember exactly which chain was which. 

I'd like to introduce you to these women and girls.  I think after you get to know the people behind the chain names, it might help you remember too!  

In order of age, from youngest to wisest, I'm happy to introduce you to the Gals Behind the Chains:


Kaiya is my 9 year-old granddaughter, and the apple of Grammie's eye! Kaiya swims, dances, skis, plays soccer, and too many other things to list.  She is in a Chinese Immersion school, as is her younger brother Teague.


Ashlyn is Karen's almost 14 year old niece. She loves to be involved and help with whatever is going on. When she was just 8, she was the youngest person to compete in, and complete her city's sprint-triathlon.
Alexa is Karen's 17 year old niece. She loves dance and music. She also excels in school with straight A's and is a great tennis player. 


Elodie is Karen's 19 year old niece. She is in her first year of college at Brigham Young University, and just received a church mission call to serve in Brazil.  Elodie is an A student, and is an excellent pianist and violinist.

Kristen is my youngest daughter.  Kristen is married to Sterling and has an adorable five year old son, Atticus, and a 20 month old daughter, Zoe.  She is currently enjoying life as a stay-at-home mom.  They are moving to Poland for a temporary work assignment for Sterling. 

Stephanie is my oldest daughter.  It was hard to find a photo of Steph where she wasn't skiing, hiking, biking or running.  She and her family are extremely active!  In addition to being Kaiya's mom, she's also mom to handsome Teague (7) and wife to Mickel.  


Becky is Karen's youngest sister. She holds the current record for the highest sales at a Vessel party. She also loves to travel the world, and is trying to figure out a trip itinerary that will take her to Maine and North Dakota, the only two states she hasn't yet visited.

Laura is Karen's older sister. She has been so supportive of Vessel, even offering some of her home-space as Vessel warehouse space in the beginning stages of the business. Like the rest of the family, she loves to travel, and has been to all 50 states and many countries around the world.


Jeanne is Karen's mom. She'll be 83 this year and is as active as ever. She still enjoys the annual family camping trip, and she shows her love everyday to her five daughters and 13 grandchildren.

We love and admire these people so much.  They inspire us to create the best company possible.  They support us and love us, and we couldn't possibly have made it without them.  

And don't worry ... we have plenty of other gals in our lives for future product names! 

Love, Susan 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Boost Your Holiday Sales

by Tracy Ralph, National Sales Director

It's the Holiday Shopping Season ... so how do you get holiday shoppers to buy from YOU?

Here are some ideas to try: 

Holiday Mystery Hostess Party!
Kick off the shopping season by having a Holiday Mystery Hostess Party at your home! Make sure you have plenty of holiday-themed colors/products available for them to see and touch, along other holiday gift ideas! Set up a table with gift ideas, and then another one for  stocking stuffers (ScentSpheres, Charms, Ribbon/Cord Necklaces, etc.).  Make sure you set them up in a festive holiday display to get your guests into the holiday spirit.  Play holiday music in the background and serve holiday-themed refreshments.  On your invitations state "This is a Holiday Mystery Hostess party! Everyone who attends gets one entry.  For each guest you bring, you earn another entry!  For every $20 you spend, you get another entry!  And for every party you book at this party, you will get another THREE entries!  At the end of the party we will draw a name...the winner then becomes the Party Host. The winning Host earns all of the FREE Host rewards for this party!" It's a great way to gear Customers up for the holiday season - and a great way for you to get sales and party bookings.

Get yourself some Santa Sales Helpers!
Give your friends and family members business cards and catalogs, and have them gather orders for you from their circle of friends, co-workers and family. (This works really well for those who don't want to host a party.)  Then reward them with FREE thank-you "helper's  gift(s)" ...our Host Rewards.

Visit businesses where men typically work.
Tire companies, Oil Change companies, etc.  Offer to be their personal Christmas shopper. They just order, and you will deliver the wrapped present.  All they need to do is add a card.  Men love this!  No more running around on Christmas Eve frantically looking for a gift.

Contact ALL past party Hosts and Customers
Let them know about our Holiday Specials (From October through December receive a 15% DISCOUNT on each of these Locket and Chain sets. With seven beautiful finishes to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. When your order is $50 or more, you also receive FREE SHIPPING.)  Make sure you tell potential Hosts to SAVE their hard earned money and earn their GIFTS for free with a party!  Offer Customers FREE gifts with purchases, or take advantage of the great Holiday Specials.  Most people hate fighting the mall crowds! 

Contact all the Senior Citizens and/or shut-ins in your town/city.
It's generally hard for them to GET OUT and do holiday shopping.  Offer them your personalized service. Show them your catalogs....you can even offer gift wrapping service to them.  Many seniors get depressed at this time of year because they are not able to get out like they want to.  They can be a GREAT source of extra business for you.  You are offering a needed service to them ... and they appreciate the companionship too!

Holiday Themed Home Parties
Offer a themed party to your holiday Hosts! A  Cookie Exchange, Hot Chocolate Bar, and an Ugly Sweater Contest are just a few fun ideas.  People love these type of parties.

Make it your mission to leave your contact info and Vessel information with everyone you meet or see this holiday season
Maybe they don't need your services right now....but in the future when they do, they will know who to contact! 

Set up one-on-ones for personal shopping.  
These are great to let them see Vessel in person.  You will be building a relationship with the Customer for future business.

There are a lot of ways to make this holiday shopping season fun and profitable! Be creative!  Don't offer the same old thing as everyone else!  Do your own FUN and creative parties. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Holiday Shopping Made Fun and Fabulous

Holiday shopping couldn't be easier, or more fun and fabulous, than with Vessel Scents of Style. This holiday season, combine fragrance and jewelry into one beautiful gift with Vessel scented jewelry. From October through December receive a 15% DISCOUNT on each of these Locket and Chain sets. With seven beautiful finishes to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. When your order is $50 or more, you also receive FREE SHIPPING.

Gold Tone
Leaf Locket and Kaiya 18' Chain
Regular Price $32.00  Holiday Special $27.20

Antique Copper
Circle Locket and Kristen 30" Chain
Regular Price $50.00  Holiday Special $42.50
Antique Silver
Rectangle Locket and Rebecca 30" Chain
Regular Price $38.00  Holiday Special $32.30

Antique Gold
Sun Locket and Elodie 30" Chain
Regular Price $55.00  Holiday Special $46.75
Rhodium Plated
Large Heart Locket and Jeanne 30" Chain
Regular Price $65.00  Holiday Special $55.25

Gun Metal
Small Heart Locket and Alexa 18" Chain
Regular Price $43.00  Holiday Special $36.55

Stainless Steel
Arrowhead Locket and Black Braided Leather 20" Cord
Regular Price $55.00  Holiday Special $46.75

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's Time to Go Full Throttle!

by: Dioni Morales, Director of Stylist Services


I'm sure that even if you're not an airplane pilot, you still know enough to appreciate the fact that for an airplane to get off the ground it needs to go full throttle.  It cannot take off at 50%, 75%, even at 90% ... it has to be at 100%!  Only then do we get to enjoy the calmness of flying at an altitude of 30,000 plus miles.

It's time to take your Vessel business to Full Throttle... to 100%!

The way you do that is by implementing "Massive Action."

So what is Massive Action? Let me start by describing four different degrees of action:

1. Doing nothing.

2. Being a Retreater - afraid of failing, fear of success.

3. Normal - i.e., whatever action the "norm" for society is.  While this is what creates the average, middle class existence, it is a very dangerous mentality.

And then there is ....

4. Massive Action -  being relentless in what you do.

The top earners in this industry know how to use Massive Action.  They probably go into this mode at least once or twice a year.  I heard one of them say that if you go all out for 90 days, there is no way that you WON'T be successful.

The first step to going into Massive Action is to develop an Action Plan for the next 90 days:
  • Make the decision.  Set your goals.  Put them in writing.
  • Talk to your family and loved ones.  Get them involved in the plan. Let them know of the sacrifices you will make as a family in the next 90 days in order to reach your goals.
  • Change your daily actions.  You will never change your life until you change what you do daily.
  • If you do your Vessel business on a full-time basis, you should plan on working 16 hours a day.  If you do it part-time, you should plan on putting in 8 hours a day for the next 90 days.  YES, it is a big commitment.  That is why it is called a Massive Action.
  • Spend your time on income-producing activities: prospecting, promoting, doing parties, presenting the Vessel opportunity, following up, etc.

Stylists..... THIS is the perfect time to go into Massive Action.  Vessel has put MANY promotions into place which are designed to motivate you, and to help you earn MORE!

Make the decision today!  Don't wait one more day.  I think you will be amazed at what will happen in 90 days if you fully commit to Massive Action.  That's when you will be able to enjoy the view at 30,000 miles.  That's when, as Pocahontas said, "You will see things you never knew you never knew."