Not a natural
Some people are good at schmoozing. They chatter with purpose and hobnobbing evolves into networking and, next thing you know, you’re buying whatever they’re selling or you’re at least curious about it. Those individuals are natural born salespeople. I am not one of those people. In fact, I am so far removed from the concept of marketing and self-promotion that six months after signing on to sell Scentsy my best line is still, “Hey, do you like smelly stuff?” Yep. I am that bad at sales. Given my lack of talent in that arena, why I recently signed on to become a Stella & Dot independent stylist is quite beyond even my own fathoming. Sure, I can rationalize it. I like jewelry and accessories. I love Stella & Dot merch. Me being an ‘independent stylist’ is a somewhat novel concept that imparts a sense of nostalgia for a time when I was fashionable and trendy before it was fashionable to be, well, fashionable and trendy. None of these things means that I’ll have any amount of success whatsoever. This broad simply isn’t a natural entrepreneur. I have to work at it and work hard if not awkwardly. That said, “Hey, do you want to buy some shiny things?” is the best opening I’ve got right now. So, if you do want to buy (or sell) some quality bling, check out my Stella & Dot website, send me a message, throw up a smoke signal, and let’s talk.