“I managed to do all this (sell Scentsy, build and run a growing team) while being a full time mum and my partner doesn’t support me and actually switches off my warmers and diffusers.”
When I heard that from one of the speakers and top Directors at the recent Scentsy Family Reunion (SFR) 2019 at Gold Coast I was stoked that Krystal had done so well and yet surprised and somewhat confused that she didn’t get the support I thought all partners / husbands would provide.
Contrasting this was Megan’s presentation where she described how her husband told her to go for it in being a consultant and to go to the incentives while he kept the home front sorted.
The most powerful example of good support was during Cindy and Andrew Young’s presentation during the question and answer session (I’m paraphrasing here):
Question for Cindy: “How did you get Andrew’s support?”
Andrew: “I’ll answer this one”
“Most people don’t know this but It was actually me that signed her (Cindy) up to Scentsy. She wanted to be a stay at home mum, earn some more money for our family and do something she enjoys. Why wouldn’t I support her doing something she loves, that means our family is happy and it brings in money for us too?”
I could not have put it better myself and turned to The Boss and said “Ditto, what he said.”
Support doesn’t mean plundering the household budget for food rent / mortgage for buying Scentsy for getting setup or trips away. Support takes many forms:
- Look after the kids when she (it could be he, I’m using she as an example)
- Help unpack orders
- Do deliveries, with her
- Encouraging talks
- Introduce people you know to Scentsy
- Take a “Basket Party” to work
- Help at markets and events
- Do the housework (you should probably be doing some of this anyway)
- Plus anything else that gives her time to focus on doing the best she can with Scentsy (my speciality is IT).
Clearly there are a lot of Scentsy consultants that do extremely well without the support of a partner or they may not have a partner. For those with partners that don’t support them I can’t help but wonder how much more successful they would be.
On top of all the good that comes from helping her, there is also the spinoffs that can come the way of the supporter:
- Great smelling house / car / workplace / pet
- Cleaning products for that support with housework
- Incentive trips earned (Melbourne, Anaheim, Queenstown, Gold Coast so far).
If you have a partner / spouse that is a Scentsy Consultant (actually has any worth while dream they are following) then get in behind them. Make it easier for them to get the best of Scentsy that they can. Why wouldn’t you want her to have every chance of success?