Should a Party Plan Consultant Carry Inventory? Top Ten Tuesday

I am often asked my position on Party Plan Consultant’s carrying “stock” or inventory to deliver directly to their customers at parties. I sometimes ruffle some feathers when I say Consultants should “ABSOLUTELY not carry inventory!! – It will kill your business!!”

Now, before you “stock holders” begin to yell, let me just explain why I feel this way, and also say that just like everything ELSE in this industry – there are exceptions to every rule. If it works for you to carry stock – by all means, continue. But if you are a Consultant who is contemplating whether or not to carry inventory, here are ten points to ponder.

Making Room For Success

Making Room For Success

If SUCCESS was to find you right now – right this very moment… would you have the room in your life to let it in? I didn’t think so.

So how do you Make Room For Success?

Make no mistake – this is much easier said than done. It requires soul searching, being able to be brutally honest with yourself, and learning the ability to tell others NO when it comes to your life, and your business. Know that in order to bring success into your life, you must “make room” – both figuratively and literally – for it to come in, and have room to stay.

Party Plan Consultant – Success

Most of you know that in addition to running Party Plan Divas that I am also still an active Party Plan Consultant. I stay active in my Party Plan Company because of my love for the business, the enjoyment of doing parties, and, most importantly so that I can keep all of the information that I bring to you as The Party Plan Coach relevant, up to date, and EFFECTIVE! With all of the outdated Party Plan and Direct Sales Training out there, I like to be able to say “Divas, I know this works, I did it on Thursday.” So tonight I am blogging from my heart but also from my own personal experience over the last few days.

Overcoming The Feeling Of Failure
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Overcoming The Feeling Of Failure

Everyone hates to fail – or hates the idea of failing. Even as children we are taught that there is nothing much worse than failing at something. Failing a class. Failing to keep your room cleaning. Failing to get picked for the football team. We put such an enormously negative energy around failing, it is no wonder we grow up to fear that word more than any other.

Most people do not realize that you MUST fail in order to succeed. How many times did Thomas Edison “fail” when inventing the light bulb? How many times did Alexander Graham Bell “fail” with the telephone? It is the education that you learn from each failure that brings you closer to your success. So how do you overcome failure?

Go ‘All In’ in In Your Direct Sales Business

Go ‘All In’ in In Your Direct Sales Business

I am so excited to finally announce our theme for the New Year. Each year Party Plan Divas chooses a “theme” for the year to help keep us focused and motivated. This year I took a tip from Mike, my loving beau, who is an avid poker player. His meaning behind going “All In” on the poker table made me think so much of our industry. You may not always have the “perfect hand” or “pocket Aces” – but you believe you have a winning hand, and with persistence and confidence, you may just get lucky “on the River.”

Black Friday Sales Success

Black Friday Sales Success

The biggest shopping day of the year in just a few weeks away – BLACK FRIDAY! Don’t wait until the last minute to organize your Black Friday Specials! Companies around the country have already started “leaking” their specials out to the media… already growing a “buzz” among shoppers everywhere who are making their early morning shopping plans!

Use these ideas and start planning (and “leaking!!”) your specials NOW to have an amazing Black Friday sale – all the while YOU are out doing some shopping of your own!!