Update from Carrie...

January 21, 2015

Dear 1st Impressions Team,

Well, I had started this email to you all on the 19th of January and since then my life has been turned upside down. In full transparency, I wanted to let you know what's been going on as you are my community, my Stella & Dot family. I'm so sorry I've been MIA recently. Once again I'm so very grateful to have a flexible job that can take a back seat when I need it to.

For the past week+ I've been by my oldest, life-long friend's side as she continued to courageously battle her breast cancer. She lost her fight on Sunday. The final days were the most heart-wrenching of my entire life...yet, in an unexpected way, also had beautiful elements. The outpouring of love and support of family and friends has been beyond anything I've eve experienced. Her service is this Saturday so I'm immersing myself in that with family and friends.

Tragedy struck again yesterday when my daughters' friends' father was killed by a shooter at a Boston hospital where we was a surgeon.

And thirdly, my son's teammate's sister died this past weekend at age 17 of a seizure.

Words cannot describe the anguish, shock, sadness, and emptiness we are all feeling. Clearly I need to take time to grieve, help myself, and help my family.

I feel so grateful for Stella & Dot. To not have to worry about checking in with a boss, to know that my business will be there for me when I'm ready for it, and to know I also have the ability to help raise funds for both Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research, Melinda's dear family who is also my family, and also for these other families...words can't describe the appreciation.

Please, please, please: do your self-exams EVERY month. Mark your calendar so you don't forget. Melinda had a clean mammo in Sept. 2013 and was diagnosed with Stage 3 in January. She fought for a year. We all know life is precious. Live it fully and pay attention to what your body is telling you.

When I return next week, let's implement your plan to help you reach your goals and achieve your dreams! This is the year we've all been building up for. Share your goals with your sponsor to hold yourself accountable--do it together--do it with our team. We're here to support YOU!


A few things...

1st Impressions Prospect Call with Diamond Director Lindsay Walsh THIS Friday!

Want to invite your prospectives to speak and/or hear from a Diamond Director to help you seal the deal? Take advantage of our JANUARY SIGN UP SPECIAL and join our very own Lindsay Walsh this Friday at

11:45am ET / 8:45am PT / 4:45pm GB / 5:45pm FR

International Dial In Numbers:

US: 605-562-3130

Canada: 605-562-3107

UK: 44 0 330 606 0182

France: 33 0 755 500 192

Ireland: 353 090 646 4151

Access Code: 909220

International Playback Dial In Numbers:

US: (605) 562-3139

Canada: (605) 562-3111

France: +33 (0) 7 55 50 01 98

Ireland: +353 (0) 90 646 4164

UK: +44 (0) 330 606 0719

Lindsay will be happy to talk with your prospectives to offer another perspective. Please invite anyone you'd love on your team. If you don't have a prospect now, join in anyway to hear the words Lindsay uses to sponsor!

Next Boston Area Meet Up Mon., Feb. 2nd:

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Congratulations to our December Raffle Winner Cindy Hanshaw!

Cindy booked 5 shows for January and won the raffle for business supplies. Way to start your year off strong Cindy!

Congratulations to our January Flash Incentive Earners!

The Team Challenge was: Send our new 2015 OUR STORY video to 5 people who you'd like to invite to your local event TODAY. Post the names of the 5 you're inviting on our team Facebook pages and be entered into a raffle for a pack of big lookbooks (5 packs will be giving out to 5 picked from the raffle!).
Our Story | 2015

NYC Design Studio Incentive Winning Attendees!

I can't wait to celebrate your amazing October success during our exciting jaunt away to NYC next week! Where will be YOUR top shopping spot?

Heather Stephens
Melissa Spiers
Pamela Thomas
Debbie Brosnan
Andrea Roell
Dee Helton
Stephanie Fahmy
Kimberly Boeschen
Katie Smith

Carrie McGraw

Star Director & Founding Leader