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Week of August 4, 2014

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Back to Basics!

Happy Monday!! Happy new Month!! Full disclosure! I do NOT have enough Trunk Shows this month! So I'm all about the BACK TO BASICS BOOKING right now!!!

#1. Making a BIG LIST- My Who Do You Know list is an ever-growing 'live' document that I have continued to add to over the years. Whenever I find myself at a place where my calendar isn't where I want it to be, I just sit down with my list and brainstorm anyone and everyone and add them to it. Think of it this way: Everyone we know is either a potential hostess, stylist, customer, or CONNECTOR!

#2. Warming Up - Handing out and sending out Look Books to strategic potential hostesses to "warm them up" and get them excited about the line. Include a simple note like "Hey Amanda! Can't wait for you to see the new line! I'll call you soon to follow up and hear what you think! XOXO, Kelli"

#3. Following Up- I will make calls on Wed, Th, & Friday afternoon for at least an hour each day to offer dates and book.

Who's with me?! Who wants to be held accountable with this? I certainly do!!

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One of the things Jessica shared with us at Hoopla that made a big impact on many of us, was an encouragement to stop saying "I'm too busy for that." She reminded us that we all have the same 24 hours in a day, but it's how we CHOOSE TO USE OUR TIME that really matters.
As for time, it's about:
  • Picking
  • Prioritizing
  • Focusing
  • Filtering

The thing I often am reminded of in how I use my time MOST effectively in this business is to use the filter, "DOES THIS MAKE ME MONEY?" Meaning: If I am not BOOKING, SPONSORING, SELLING then I'm probably not doing activities that yield HIGH VALUE and therefore not really doing anything to move my business forward or making money.

THIS CALL from Jessica is very much worth a listen-- she's PASSIONATE about TIME!

I would love schedule small-group or 1:1 Coaching with you this week and next week!

Let's lay out your plan of Action for Fall! Email me to set something up!
(I will be out of pocket ALL day on August 11th and gone on vacation August 18-24th)

Dates to SAVE

If you're a super planner-a-header like me you might want the following in your calendar!
September 19-20 STAR leader retreat in Chicago
Stay tuned for a Mid-September Detroit Rally
January 9-11 – Directors retreat in San Francisco

May 2-5 – glam getaway in the Dominican Republic

July 16-18- Hoopla 2015 at the Mandalay Bay and Las Vegas

Find all of the monthly Meet-Ups all around the Country HERE:

Training Calls & Webinars this week

Beginning of Month Tips From the Top
Date: Tuesday, August 5th
Time: 10amPT/12pmCT/1pmET
Dial In: (800) 747-5150
Access Code: 6977091
You won't want to miss this INSPIRATIONAL Tips from the Top call with Associate Manager, Field Development, Madeline Simpson. She will share her inspiration, training tips and 'call to action' to make the most of this very week!

Opportunity Webinar with CEO & Founder, Jessica Herrin
Date: Wednesday, August 6th
Time: 12pmPT/2pmCT/3pmET
Webinar Link
Password: stella
Dial In: (855) 749-4750
Access Code: 669 733 529
Mark your calendars and share this event with your prospective Stylists! During this special webinar, CEO and Founder, Jessica Herrin will share the Stella & Dot opportunity, why now is the perfect time to start a new business, and tips on the best way to get started. She will be joined by Associate Director, Heather Jespersen. This is a "must do" for anyone who may be on the fence about the opportunity. Create a Redstamp invite to share!

Life Coach Call with CEO & Founder, Jessica Herrin
Date: Wednesday, August 6th
Time: 12:30pmPT/2:30pmCT/3:30pmET
Dial In: (800) 747-5150
Access Code: 5276084
Join this monthly series to hear life skill coaching from your CEO and Founder, Jessica Herrin. Each month Jessica will cover real life challenges we all encounter as we strive to balance work and family, manage our time, stay motivated and ultimately achieve our goals.

Maximizing Jumpstart Coaching Call
Date: Thursday, August 7th
Time: 10amPT/12pmCT/1pmET
Dial In: (800) 747-5150
Access Code: 6977091
Ask your phone to set an alarm, so you don't miss a special training session with the National New Stylist Coach, Matthew Aron. He'll share tips on continuing the momentum you've established and answer any questions you may have. Don't miss this AMAZING opportunity to get the training you need to earn tons of free product credit and successfully launch your brand new Stella & Dot business.