In addition to the international contest where our corporate office broadcast live hour upon hour, several team hostesses won cash to trick out their parties.
We had so much fun cheering each other on and ran a contest within our group where I got to award even more fabulous prizes from free products to Pure Romance swag (so fun spoiling our girls!)!
Our Pure Romance All Star Team came in at #9 worldwide for the Pure Romance Booking Blitz earlier this month! Participating consultants booked 477 parties in 72 hours. Many brand new consultants learned just how easy it is to book when you really focus on it. The reward? Full calendars of course, PLUS a team pizza party (hmmm...thinking World Conference annual All Star Pizza & PJ party?!)
Women of the All Star team also exchanged creative booking strategies including this hot tip from Rachel Irwin of Ames, Iowa. Did you know this trick? I had no idea!
The upcoming months are so critical for our business. Parties held in April and May will set consultants up for a strong summer (which does NOT have to be slow! Please don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Summers are slow when WE take time off!) I'm grateful for the challenge, proud of my team and can't wait to see what the next few months bring with all these PARTIES!
(NOTE: This post has been a long time in the making. I didn't know how to do it justice and the more time that went by, the more overwhelmed I felt. FINALLY, I decided to follow the advice I often give to consultants: Moving forward with "good enough" is much better than being paralyzed by the need for perfection!)
Did I say I was spending less time on the road in 2014? Just kidding! In January, Pure Romance launched Pure YOU, a free training series offered to consultants at various locations across the United States.
In the U.S. I had the opportunity to visit Columbus, OH / Columbia, SC / Detroit, MI and Milwaukee, WI.
The most awe inspiring opportunity was visiting our offices and spending time with consultants in Australia and South Africa in late January and early February. I literally went around the world in one week stopping in Sydney and Perth Australia and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Though we were in Sydney for less than 24 hours, Cheryl was kind enough to take me around a bit the afternoon prior to our training. The consultants of Sydney are witty and fun.
Next stop was Perth, where I am so bummed to have not taken more pictures! We arrived in the afternoon and left in the evening so didn't get to see much more than the hotel. The consultants of Perth and surrounding communities are firecrackers! It was a fantastic turnout and clear that they have strong leadership in the area and are poised for big things.
The final stop was Johannesburg, South Africa where Pure Romance has had incredible growth since opening there recently. In spite many forces working against them, consultants are thriving and positive. Determined to see more than my hotel, I opted to extend the stay by a day and am SO happy that I did! The photos below were taken in Gauteng, South Africa.
I know I am blessed beyond measure for the experiences and opportunities that have ensued as a result of making the choice to become a Pure Romance consultant back in 2007. In spite of "common sense" screaming "ARE YOU INSANE?!" and so many reasons to wait for that elusive "perfect time", the little voice that kept nagging me to "give it a try" somehow won. Now I can't imagine life any other way.
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Hi! I'm Janna Vukelich, a Twin Cities, MN based Pure Romance Executive Director having more fun than I ever could have imagined.
I live right in the heart of Minneapolis, MN with my husband, our toddler and our boxer dog.
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