Incorporating teams within our Rockstars Team 1st Jan 2016
Happy New Year
At our Spring Rally in January last year, I remember some of you sharing your hopes and goals for the year, not only did you reach them, you achieved more than you ever thought you could. Star Stylist Jo Hardy for example, began the year as a Stylist with a years experience, she said she would like to sponsor and promote to Associate Stylist in 2015. Well what an incredible year Jo has had, ending the year with a team of 11 and four promotions later, as a Star Stylist.
Moving on, I was talking to some of you in December about what being a Stylist has done for you this year, here are some of your answers:
"I've paid for all of the Christmas presents this year, hubby doesn't know yet, I can't wait until he asks 'what are we doing about presents for the kids' he wont believe it!"
"It has made me happy and given me back something for myself"
"I was able to buy myself a new car, I could never have done that without S&D"
"I can't believe how much jewellery I have, I LOVE it! and I especially love to earn it for free"
"I have made new friends that I never would have met, my social life is better than it has been in years!"
"I wasn't expecting to earn so much, so I have used my extra earnings to book a trip for the family to go to Lapland, I can't wait to tell the kids!"
"I can have a debt free Christmas thanks to my S&D paycheck"
"I have paid for next year's family holiday to Spain, our first holiday abroad as a family"
Be proud of the new skills and knowledge you have acquired, be thankful for the lessons you have learned and any mistakes made, learn what you need to and move on.
Imagine your life this time next year. What do you want it to look like? How can you make that happen? What will you need?
Whether you know what you want or you're not sure, do yourself a favour and just COME TO SPRING RALLY, give your business the fresh start it deserves.
Next week I'll be focussing on setting goals, so start imagining the life you want...
Let us HELP you to Sponsor this month, INVITE guests to Spring Rally
We held 103 Trunk Shows and welcomed one new Stylist. Well done x
Power Seller Bonuses Go To: (selling over 2300PQV and earning 30% commission)
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STYLISTS WHO QUALIFIED IN DECEMBER (500PQV+)
Congratulations to our Star Spa Day Earners
The more you read the more you know, the more you learn the more you grow...
- Essentialism by Greg McKeown (focus on what matters)
- The Flip Flop CEO by Janine Finney and Lory Muirhead (understanding Direct Selling)
- What the Most Successful People do before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam (secrets of early rising)
- Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine (as used by all S&D staff including Jessica Herrin - it helps you to identify and manage internal saboteurs)
- Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy (excellent time management tips)
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
- Go for No by Richard Fenton (learn to overcome hearing No)
- Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
- Build it Big by DWSA (real stories from top industry leaders)
- 168hours by Laura Vanderkam (in depth life time-management)
- Be a Recruiting Superstar by Mary Christensen (learn to sponsor!)
- Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Let me know any suggestions you have too!
A Lesson in Going for it!
What are you not doing because you are scared??
What would happen if you overcame that fear?
Get in Touch!
If you have a story worth sharing, let me know! I love to hear what you are getting up to...
Also, if you have a Stylist on your team who deserves a mention in our next newsletter, please let me know, include their name and a bit about why/what they have done.
Welcome to Stella & Dot!
I am a mum of three school age children, this is my second business in this industry, I joined S&D when we launched in the UK in 2012 when my previous jewellery company closed down, I have been in the biz for about 6 years. When I first started I had babies, toddlers and another job, and to be honest, I joined to get discount on my wishlist! however after my first party, I knew that this was what I wanted to do, so I made a plan with my sponsor and quit my job within 6 months and have never looked back. I still work part-time and do about 6 parties a month.
I live in Surrey, I'm married to the very patient Mr P and I survive on black coffee and gin.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Senior DIrector & Independent Stylist
Connect with your Sponsor
It's important to be honest with your sponsor about what you want from your business so that she can offer the right level of support.
During your Jumpstart period (your first 60 days) we recommend having a quick chat once a week with your sponsor.
Not on Facebook? You're missing out!
I use this Facebook page to do give-aways and share important information as it happens. it is also a useful forum for you to ask questions and share tips.
Even if you don't want to use Facebook for your personal life, you really need to use it for communication purposes within the team and wider Stella & Dot community.
Add me as a friend and I'll add you to the group: www.facebook.com/michele.porter1
Attend a Monthly Meeting (every month!)
Stylists who regularly attend a monthly meeting have much stronger businesses and are more likely to have longevity. Without connecting with other Stylists doing the same job, it's very hard to get motivated and inspired. Also, it's more fun together!
See Forthcoming Events above, if we aren't holding one in your area, there are many other Directors and Leader-led meetings all over the country. Search under events in the Tools & Resources/Stella & Dot University part of the Stylist Lounge or website to find yours.
If there isn't one, then tell me!! I am working with Head Office to get the nation covered.
Stella & Dot University
Spend a good few hours in your first week watching videos and familiarising yourself with SDU.
Head Office Training Calendar
There is a weekly New Stylist Training call you can dial into with Sam Walpole, our UK Training Manager.
Find this on the Stylist Lounge, it not only shows what training and support is taking place, but also has recorded archives of training calls. I download these as mp3's and listen to them on my phone or ipod in the car or around the house.
If you want be successful and earn more money from your business, you need to go to Hoopla.
We have the best, game-changing training, not to mention cocktail parties, team parties prizes, dancing and FUN!
CEO & Founder Jessica Herrin, Chairman Mike Lohner, Chief Creative Officer (heads up Design Studio in NYC) Blythe Harris and VP of Global Training Danielle Redner will be there, they are each so inspiring and motivating, but when they get together, great things happen!
Tickets will go on sale a few months beforehand.
Tickets usually cost about £150 and include products to the same value in our goody bag. S&D negotiate a good hotel rate for us and Stylists usually share rooms to keep the cost down too.
Next Hoopla: June or July 2016 tbc