Phyllis O’Neill has enjoyed success with her home business as a Thirty-One consultant. And she wants to help you reach your goals too. This is what she told me about her company and her journey.
Briefly describe the company and opportunity.
Thirty-One is a faith-based party plan company, our name being derived from Proverbs 31. We offer a beautiful collection of personalized gifts, including handbags, purses, totes, wallets, stationery, baskets, and so much more. You can start your own Thirty-One business for only $99 and this includes over $250 in products and business supplies. We are ground floor and the only thing missing is YOU!
How long have you been with the company? How long have you been in direct sales?
I have been with Thirty-One almost 2 years. Prior to Thirty-One, I was with several other direct sales businesses, always searching for “that perfect one.”
What is your title or rank with the company and how long did it take you to achieve it? Where are you in the structure?
I am a Senior Executive Director with Thirty-One and reached this rank in 23 months. This is the highest position in the company.
Besides commissions and cash bonuses, what’s your favorite benefit or perk?
I love the incentive rewards that the company offers us. So far I have earned a new lap top and printer, an all expenses paid trip to Riviera Maya, and most recently, a trip for four (which I haven’t decided where to yet). I was also awarded as #2 top dream builder in the entire company and was 1 of only 13 selected to be on Thirty-One’s PAC (Presidential Advisory Council), as well as being selected to be on Thirty-One’s Leadership Council. In August, 13 of us were flown to Chicago for PAC, all-expenses-paid, and met with Cindy Monroe, President and Owner, along with the support team from home office. The PAC members were able to give lots of input and feedback into current and future products, etc. with the company. In September, as a member of the Leadership Council, I flew to Columbus, OH and we were provided specialized training and had more input into our Thirty-One business.
I will have to say that probably the greatest benefit as a leader with Thirty-One is teaching and training others to success. This is my true passion! Celebrating team members who are reaching goals and dreams that they may have never thought possible is so rewarding to me!
And, last but not least, now that I am debt-free and financially secure, being able to give to others is one of the greatest rewards ever! God has blessed me and continues to do so, and I love being a blessing to others.
What’s your best selling or favorite product?
One of my best selling products is our Large Utility Tote. I use one for trips to the grocery store, one for laundry, and one for linens. Other uses include packing for vacations and/or camping trips and carrying inventory to parties (many other direct sales reps love these totes for their products, too!). There are so many uses for this bag!
Another favorite is our Skirt Purse. Within a matter of seconds, you can change the look of your purse by removing one skirt and replacing it with another!
What support and/or training do you provide to lead your team members to success?
My team is never lacking for training. From new consultant calls, to bi-weekly team meetings, to topic-specific training courses, to specialized training for future leaders, I want my team to have the best training and support possible, and I pride myself in providing that for them.
Which one or two sales methods do you primarily use and teach?
I primarily do online parties, but my teaching and training covers all types of parties and selling. Every consultant who joins has the opportunity to run her business the way it works with her schedule, her family, lifestyle, and personality. The consultants’ success is my ultimate goal!
What would you say is the key to success with this company?
Learning to be the leader I would follow, and making others my “why.” I believe you lead by example and I always strive to be the best leader I can possibly be. I also believe that a huge key to success is participation. From involving yourself in team meetings, participating in training courses, reading motivational books and/or listening to top direct sales speakers, I firmly believe we can never stop learning. There is always another gold nugget we can learn and pass along to others. Participation in company events, company incentives and national conference is also HUGE! Communication is also key. When I know what a consultant or potential team member wants from Thirty-One, we can put a plan of action into place to help her achieve her goals.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Yes … take the words “I can’t” out of your vocabulary and believe in yourself! The only one who can hold you back is YOU!
To start your own home business selling personalized handbags and other gifts, or to request more information, visit Phyllis’s Thirty-One page in the InternetBasedMoms.com direct sales directory.
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