AVON-The Perfect “Gig” for a Busy Mom!

Hey moms ….. of all ages! 

I totally get it you are crazy at every moment.  Bath time is atrocious, dinner time is straight chaos, eating vegetables is a battle, there is sticky fingers on every window and door.  You cannot finish a single blasted thought, email, task, phone call, or text, much less take a bath, shower or “use the bathroom” in peace.

Working is an emotional roller coaster, you hate leaving the kids with anyone else, its expensive, you worry the entire time.  You are never fully present anywhere you go.  You love your career but it feels like a trade off at every milestone…

I get it, a day in the life of a mama!  A working mama inside or outside of the home!

I have been both… Although I loved everything about my corporate career and the growth that came from it, when it was time to leave I knew it wholeheartedly.  Does that mean I wasn’t scared? No.  

We all go into things with some level of fear or apprehension.  The difference in my opinion in those who make it happen and those who don’t is their level of hunger.  Skill can be learned, knowledge or education in a certain field can be obtained …. but hunger is different. 

When I found out I was pregnant with my second son, Elijah, I was at the peak of my career working in Manhattan, New York, my favorite city.  I was torn with excitement, worry for my first son, not sure how he would feel, fear of slowing down in my career, and pure joy.  There was so many unknowns.  All I did know was things were going to change, and in a big way.

Fast forward to today, this very moment.  I am working from my home office, or migrating around the house with my laptop, or phone running my Avon business full time.  I have a team of about 200 Representatives and growing every day! I get to work with the best beauty products in the world, in my opinion, and spend my days inspiring and elevating other women and men.  In my business I see families changed just like mine everyday, and I see people growing and elevating in life personally and professionally all day long.  

 The things I appreciate most about my business are:

  1. The FREEDOM in my Schedule. 
    1. I have never missed a school function, Dr. appointment, dentist, or emergency with my children.  I never have to scramble when there is a snow day, vacation, or break from school etc. 
    2. I am available to my family… and my horses LOL as they too are a full time job! 
    3. If I want to meet my husband or a friend for lunch I can do that.  If I want a day off I can take it!  …. You get the point, I make the schedule to fit my life!
  2. Give Myself a PAY RAISE!
    1. When I am ready to make more money, I simply decide I want to make more money.  I then put in the work and time required to achieve my next goal. With Avon you have mentors that also help you map out and achieve your goals!
  3. TRAVEL!
    1. I have been to, Orlando, Cancun, Mexico, Atlanta, Vegas, Maui,  Pittsburgh, NYC, Texas, a cruise to Bermuda, and more with my business.  Most of these trips were all expense paid trips. This year I am headed to Los Cabos, Mexico, and Jamaica in 2020.  As I grow my business I choose places I’d like to see, put them in my calendar, plan an opportunity event and connections with my team in that area, and simply go.  
  4. OPPORTUNITIES Everywhere!
    1. Everywhere I go, everyone I see whether on social media or face to face is a potential new customer or business partner!  
  5. INNOVATIVE Necessary Products!
    1. Everyone has skin, Avon products are things people need daily, body wash, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, health and wellness, skin care, makeup, etc.. Therefore as long as I nurture relationships with people, I will always have business!  
  6. LIMITLESS Income Opportunities!
    1. With Avon there is no cap to how much money, you can earn.  You literally can earn as much as you want! Hard work and determination will inevitably get you there!  The best part…. you have mentors and support along the way from your team of mentors, as well as on the corporate level. 
  7. NO OVERHEAD! 
    1. With Avon you are not required to carry inventory!  You can of course if you choose to, but you do not have to!  Which means many things….. I can move at any time and my business will not only carry on, but more than likely grow even bigger as I meet new people! I am my own business tool, therefore where I go my business goes!  I have no building, no crazy storage, no crazy commitment, just me and WiFi! 
  8. ONLINE SUPPORT!
    1. As an Avon Representative you are granted a FREE E-store for customers to shop 24/7 with you!  You can choose to run your business completely online, face to face, or a combination of the two!  
  9. COMMUNITY Outreach!
    1. As an Avon Representative you can offer different clubs, organizations, or simply someone in need an option to fund-raise!  You can offer fundraisers fully online, or with fliers!
  10. My favorite part… FREEDOM to be Your Own CREATIVE BRAND!
    1. As an Avon Representative you are most successful when you are authentically you, whether on social media, or in person.  As a crazy, millennial mother of two wild little boys, I spend most of my days feeling like a crazy hot mess.  What I have found is …. as I share my journey as a “Mompreneur” building her business from home, my business inherently grows.  People relate to me as a normal mother, and they enjoy my stories.  Which in turn nurtures business and customer relationships that last a lifetime! 

 

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Quite honestly there are so many amazing things about this business, it is nearly impossible to list them all.  My hope here is that this reflection has resonated with you in some way, or sparked something in you!  

As always thank you for being here! (I am slowly losing control in my house as I am finishing this post….. my boys are quickly unraveling and planning a revolt)! 

Cheers!

Carly

If you too would like to manage your own schedule, you can join my team by CLICKING HERE!

Black Velvet Off Shoulder Blouse and Choker Fall/Winter 2018

Hey friends!

As you know black is a staple in every closet!  So naturally when I saw this blouse I had to have it!

My favorite feature of this blouse in the showcasing of your collarbone!  Such a beautiful, feminine neckline!  I also love that you can actually enjoy a wonderful meal in this blouse and not worry about being constricted!  Face it ladies LOL we all suck in at the waist LOL!

But you don’t have to with this one!  Very flattering yet roomy!

A perfect partner to the Velvet Choker with Lux Look of Garnet Charm! $14.99

Click Here to check it out!

**Elastic Band around upper sleeves for secure style.

**Polyester/Spandex.

**Machine Wash, line dry.

**Imported.

**Center Back Length: 20.5″ on medium; 21.5″ on 1X

Available in sizes Small to 3X

$39.99

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Freedom as an Entrepreneurial Mom

Hey moms~

I was inspired to share this blog post following a few hardships this week as a mama!  I quickly recognized the blessing and the beauty in the freedom I have on so many levels as a mother in business.  Yes, it is true you can experience joy in hardship, if you choose to see it the blessing in it.

Late July I went to my National Convention with my company, New Avon LLC.  It was a whirlwind of amazing experiences, and unforgettable memories.  One moment I was on stage (the biggest stage I’d ever been on, even as a competitive dancer who spent many years on stage) with some major industry experts.  What a huge honor.

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The next minute I was in a huge audience graced with thousands of brilliant business owners.

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Then shaking hands and speaking with Barbara Corcoran, or taking selfies and chatting backstage with Rascall Flatts!

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Then backstage with the fashion models before we took the stage, modeling the new Holiday line up!

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Honestly, there were so many incredible experiences I could never share them all.

My point in sharing this with you is to illustrate the true life of a mother as an entrepreneur in the Beauty Industry! 

After so much inspiration and excitement, I drove 9 hours home.

When I arrived home everyone was waiting for me, at yes midnight.  Gabriel, my 6 year old, Elijah, my 2 year old, and my husband, Justin.  We exchanged many hugs and kisses, and all went to bed.  The next morning we were at the doctor with Elijah, who had turned very ill.

Long story short…. I was bandaging and re bandaging day in and day out with a 2 year old.  I accentuate 2 year old here because if you’ve ever dealt with bandaging or bathing a two year old…. it is quite eventful, similar to wrestling a head strong goat.  LOL Trying to keep him from reopening the bandage and making the situation worse…. good luck reasoning with a 2 year old who doesn’t understand, its best to let it be…..

This went on for about two weeks, administering medicine religiously throughout the day!

Meanwhile, my 6 year old had to stay overnight in the children’s hospital for further testing, with my husband.  So of course we are running around at the wee hours of the day and night.

Among all this….. still doing 1:! with my team, group meetings, sales events, customer outreach, and deliveries, management of all social media platforms, marketing, and advertising, etc..

Let’s not even discuss, the laundry, grocery situation, meals, extra curricular activities, my husbands schedule, the two dogs (1 being a puppy still training), and definitely let’s not talk about the overall state of the house!  Wait did I even mention self care?  Did I even shower those two weeks?  Hmmm it’s a blur!

With so much turmoil going on around me I remember sitting on my front porch late one night with a glass of white wine just trying to breath.  That is when I realized how blessed I truly was.

I reflected on a time when I was driving 6 hours to, and 6 hours from every week into Manhattan for a career I loved so much, it was a dream of mine, but sobbing as I drove away every Sunday night. I thought, what if I was still in that role, who would have nursed Elijah back to health and ran Gabriel back and forth to all his highly important appointments?  What would I have done?  Would my boss allow me the time?  Could I have juggled this with work?  Would I have been fired?  Will this effect my performance bonus?  Which in turn would have effected my family?  How would I have gotten through this had I not had my own home based business?

I am so blessed to have the freedom in my business and personal life to manage my own business around what matters most to me, my family.  I can have setbacks in business, but certainly that is easier to swallow than hardships in my family that I would have been unable to tend to working for someone else.

I remember making one of the hardest decisions of my life, walking away from my so loved career, to take a leap of faith and build my own empire.  Although I was scared, although I was nervous, I truly never had doubt.

I chose my faith over my fear, and remembered the strongest girl I know, me.  I remembered what I was capable of, and I WENT FOR IT.

So the images below illustrate the rue mama working her business from home, that same dolled up model you saw grace the stage…. LOL #hotmess

To experience the same freedom, CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

Mark. by Avon Tropics Cargo Vest and Distressed Jeans

So here she is…. full #outfit in all her #prime and #glory#Mark by #Avon you are my #hero 👩🏽‍🎤 you all know the jeans are my #fave already…. and who doesn’t love a pair of #distressed #girlfriend #jeans 🤷🏽‍♀️ the #green #tropics#cargo #vest pulled it all together! Who knew you could #transform into a #fearless #goddess in a simple pair of jeans!? #styling #fashionista#simplesally #avonfashion #brilliantlyavon #fashionista #markgirl #checkherout#wurk #mamasonfire #newavon #blog

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Independent Mama

Feeling very #accomplished tonight! I always remind myself I’ve already won….. no matter what #blessings come my way…. my goal was to stay #home with my #children and build a home based #business I could call all our own! I did that the day I decided to take the leap and leave my corporate job to be an independent #Avon #Representative

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#avonrepresentatives #avonrep  #cruiselikeaboss #Bermuda

Cruisin’ Like a Mom Boss

 

The road isn’t easy….. but it’s worth it…. I think back on many of my hardest obstacles SO FAR IN LIFE… which I’ve illustrated some in my blog… www.beautifulleapoffaith.com ..now I know I’m only 30 and there is many more to come in my #blessed time here on this earth 🌏 and honestly I look forward to even the hard times…. because what’s come out of each experience good or bad is growth…. I think back on my most #influential moments like giving birth to my two little angels…. Gabriel and Elijah….. was it easy having two babies naturally lol … NO …. but look what I’ve gained. My children are my entire world…. not only did I experience a Love I never imagined I become the best version of myself and now here I am …. on a cruise in Bermuda…. was never in my field of vision…. on a simple decision I made to stay home with my babies I’ve never missed first, first words, or any important milestone with my babies….. that so many unfortunately don’t get to experience….. was it easy? Is it easy? NO …. but it’s worth it! The road to #success isn’t suppose to be easy…. if it was easy there would be no growth…. there would be nothing to work for… 

 

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