Scentsy Husband – Support

“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).
Photo by Neil Thomas on Unsplash

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?

Scentsy Husband – What is the Worse that Could Happen?

“How much!?”

“It’s great value, I’ll get a lot of product”.

“Right…, Anything else?”

“I’ll get the bigger kit after I host our party.”

“Our what!?”

That is pretty much how The Boss made that final move to join Scentsy, and we had quite a few ladies over for some food and drinks and a lot of laughs as they bought themselves some awesome gear and I got to do the dishes.

The Boss gets more than a few requests for information about joining Scentsy and it is great that Team Indulgescents is steadily growing. What I find interesting is the decision making process that people go through to either join the team or give it a miss.

There is the categories of people who enquire about joining that I’ve termed as “Hell Yeah!”, “Alright”, “Thinking”, “Not Now”.

The “Hell Yeah!” get after it and their party is a qualifying from the outset and they sign up there and then, collecting a lot of Host Rewards, booking their first party and getting after it straight away.

The “Alright”, are similar to “Hell Yeah!” but are a bit more reserved and sometimes take an extra party to sign on.

“Thinking” folks have been looking at Scentsy for a while, buying quite a bit of product over a long time and considering joining for almost as long. They like the other categories love the product but are not confident in selling (I prefer the phrase, “finding buyers” as Scentsy sells itself) as they think they don’t know many people. In short there is a real or perceived barrier.

“Not Now” people take a look, analyse the information and pull back. I’ve been in a role where “Not Now” is deemed to mean “No!” however, what The Boss and I have noticed is that after a few months a “Not Now” often jumps to “Alright” and turns out to have a lot more fun than they thought. The same sometimes happens to “Thinking”.

Whatever the category, the underlying reason is the same: The products are great and people genuinely love them.

Often we talk about all the travel opportunities and the extra (potentially unlimited) income that Scentsy can bring, and that is a good thing. It is great that targets are hit and those incentives often overseas, are great to attend, even if there is a certain amount of shopping to carry.

Say you are looking at joining Scentsy. Just as important for whatever category you are in, is to consider what the downside of signing up. What is there to be afraid of? What is the worse that can happen? Well, at worse, you get a kit with cheaper than standard price product and three months to sell $370 NZD worth of Scentsy in order to keep “active”. Your home, car, and workplace will smell great.

That is about as bad as it gets.  Which isn’t too bad really.

It’s a hard life coming home to the awesome smell of Cup of Comfort in the super classy Nova warmer.

Nova with Cup of Comfort

Scentsy Husband – Reunion 2018

“I’ve earned us a trip for two to Reunion in Melbourne…”

When Leanne first started out as a Scentsy consultant I can remember some distant mention of “trips” and other things but then again, I wasn’t really paying that much attention to be honest.

Scentsy Family Reunion Melbourne 2017 was actually quite an interesting time. Leanne was recognised for reaching Sensational Start Level 3 which I didn’t appreciate until I found that not many consultants get that level so fast.

Melbourne was three days of presentations and an expo which was a great way to see what was coming up and also to meet other Scentsy people.

Passion is one very over used word. All I can say is that 1300 screaming females all in the one place is why I suspect The Beatles stopped touring.

“I’ve earned a cruise!”

Now, Melbourne is one thing but a seven night Mediterranean cruise on a brand new ship is something else.

Sadly, we could not take that trip, or the second Scentsy offered due to logistical reasons.

However, Leanne was able to roll the incentive trip earned into the 2018 Scentsy Reunion at Anaheim California, Scentsy’s first global conference. Scentsy provided all flights and spending money to make up the difference between the conference and the cruise.

I’ve been to a few conferences in the past however nothing compares to the generosity of the Scentsy team. Aside from the trip itself we got to go to Disneyland with an early pass each as well as several giveaways including giant wax bars, Scentsy Go, Sample moulds, Warmer and new testers. Not only does the consultant get these giveaways but so to does the guest.

For me the best part of the reunion is the knowledge gained about what is happening in the Scentsy world as well as networking with the home office team and of course other consultants.

There were new programs launched for different regions (North America, Europe, Australia / New Zealand) as well as new products.

By far the main announcement is that Scentsy and Disney have partnered, Buddies, scents and Sidekicks have been released and are available here.

This I think is a game changer as it raises the Scentsy profile significantly especially as Disney release movies, Scentsy can release new product to match. This means that Scentsy could come to the attention to a wider audience.

Well done to both the Disney and Scentsy teams for seeing this partnership through to fruition and also for somehow keeping it a secret for two years or so.

I was a bit apprehensive about going to the Scentsy Family Reunion however now I can’t wait for the opportunity to attend the next one, if I’m invited along of course. Then again, someone does need to carry the bags…

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