Work at Home Mom – Angela Tippets of Scentsy
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My name is Angela Tippets and I am an Independent Scentsy Director. My husband’s name is Scott and we have been married for 17 years. We have 3 children who keep us on our toes all of the time. Our family has moved 11 times in 17 years due to my husband’s various jobs in the grocery industry.
I was introduced to Scentsy shortly after our family had a close call with tea light candles. I was working in a classroom and noticed the teacher had this candle warmer – IT WAS SO COOL! She explained how it worked, and how safe it was. This was a “light bulb” moment for me. I went to bed thinking about the Scentsy products and the company, and woke up still thinking about it. Shortly after I joined Scentsy our family moved to Ohio, where I chose to put Scentsy on the “back burner” to pursue my teaching degree.
In August of last year, the “Reach” Scentsy Convention was in Boise, and I wasn’t going to go. After talking it over with Scott, he told me I should go to convention. He said by going I would set a good example for my team; so off I went to be an example and to learn a few new things. When I got there it was AMAZING! Of course we had the motivational speakers, the fun classes and the awards banquet, but the UPS pancake feed, being around Heidi and Orville and all the other Scentsy Consultants was like being around family. I had so many “aHA” moments and I learned so much. My eyes were opened to new possibilities, my spirit was touched and the paradigm of my life’s goals began to shift. I was not sleeping at night because of the excitement I was feeling about being a part of such an amazing family company.
I was considering all of my options and this is what I came up with: I could work my Scentsy business really hard for the next 3 years, have no debt and make WAY more than I ever could as a teacher. Also I would not have to deal with parents and school administrators. I think it’s great to get a college degree and I’m not knocking the educational system, but I really liked this option!
Shortly after returning home from the 2008 Scentsy Convention, I told Scott my dilemma. I saw so much potential with what I was doing, and yet I had this goal to be a teacher. After praying about it, I felt there were people out there that needed this opportunity way more than I did and that I needed to be a resource for them. I told Scott that I didn’t want the kids to think that I set this goal for myself to teach, then not “finish what I started”. He said, “The kids need to see you happy; “do” what will make you happy. Goals change and that’s a good thing for the kids to see. Besides, you will still be a “teacher”, just not in a formal classroom.” From that point on, Scentsy became my full-time business. I haven’t looked back and it’s been so rewarding to set and reach so many goals.
In January 2009, with the help of my amazing team, I made Director, and earned the Scentsy incentive trip to Banff, Alberta Canada. I now have down-line team members all over the states. I love sharing the Scentsy products and the Scentsy opportunity with others. Scentsy really has been a blessing to my life and the life of my family.
For more information on Angela Tippets and her Scentsy business check out her website and blog.
Follow Angela on Twitter: @scentnupcinci
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