How many of you can honestly say that you LOVE what you do?
Not like, accept, enjoy but actually love what you do every day?
I spent many years working for many wonderful employers and one or two not so wonderful ones.
Every job I have had has had aspects that I have thoroughly enjoyed and missed when leaving that employment, but they have all also had those little niggles that I didn’t enjoy.
The bits that made me not look forward to going in some days, in fact some bits that I actually dreaded having to do.
But it’s part of the job, has to be done, no choice………………..
Well when fate stepped in and made me really stop and think about what I wanted to do, what I felt I was supposed to be doing and what I could really enjoy doing, I made a choice.
I took the opportunity to really look at my life, my aims and ambitions.
What I felt was important and what I really wasn’t bothered about anymore but did out of habit.
I realised a few things.
- My voluntary work meant more to me than my employed work.
- I enjoy helping, inspiring and empowering people.
- I valued being able to spend time with my family above doing extra shifts at work
- I wanted to put my health and emotional well being first
- That I was ready to make some changes
I have been a leader in a Christian Youth Organisation meeting locally for over a decade and can’t imagine ever not participating.
I get so much enjoyment out of working with the group that I have always turned down jobs that couldn’t fit round the commitment I made to be there every week.
Obviously I have bills to pay so need to have an income.
As I considered all of my options for potential employment I made the decision to take control of my own income.
I had decided I wanted to put everything I had realised about myself, into action.
So instead of finding another employer, where I’d have things I enjoyed and things I didn’t enjoy as much.
I employed myself.
I started my own business.
As a teenager I had sold AVON as an independent representative and really enjoyed serving my own customer list, the same people every few weeks.
Getting to know my customers as individuals, instead of being in a shop serving strangers every day.
When I thought about it I realised that I actually missed that interaction.
So I restarted my AVON business.
Most of my old customers hadn’t found a new rep so I already had an established customer base to build on and I was instantly enjoying it again.
But I didn’t feel that I was fulfilling my ambition to help others.
That was when I decided that I was going to become an independent sales leader with AVON.
Helping others start and grow their own AVON businesses, providing training, encouragement and support to my team and helping them reach whatever goals they choose to set for their own business.
The first of my team to also become a Sales Leader was Siân, at which point Team Siangela was born.
We both have similar aims to help people as much as we can, to feel like we are giving something back in some way.
We both have complete faith that if this is what we are supposed to be doing God will be supporting us every step of the way.Team Siangela has been a fantastic success, gradually growing and spreading across the UK. We now have team members in Scotland, England and Wales. With Sales Leaders able to sign up and train new team members throughout the UK. If you are over 18 and living in the UK you can apply to join our team by visiting http://bit.ly/repstart and completing the application. Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.