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By Holly Reisem Hanna
Last month I got to explore what comes in a consultant starter kit, specifically for Tastefully Simple. Unlike many starter kits, the Business Blast Off Kit® comes with a special gift for new consultants; consisting of some key food items and a copy of Jill Blashack Strahan’s book, Simply Shine: Stories That Stirred The Fire.
On the surface this seems like a nice way to welcome new consultants to the company, but upon reading Jill’s book it’s so much more. Jills’ story of adversity and triumph is just the sort of wisdom that a new consultant or business owner needs to hear when they’re embarking on their own entrepreneurial journey.
When you go into business, whether it’s a direct sales opportunity or your own personal startup, there are going to be times when you feel lost, alone, and utterly down in the dumps. It will be during these times that your passion, perseverance, and persistence will be tested. Often when we look at other successful entrepreneurs, we feel like their success came easy. That they’re smarter, wiser, more outgoing, have better connections, or are just plain lucky. The truth is every entrepreneur faces challenging times. (more…)