Health & Wellness Products & Resources
Let’s talk about beauty products. There are multiple amazing companies and products available today that offer green, sustainable, toxin-free products. And thank goodness, right? The cumulative effect of ingesting, consuming, and absorbing them into your skin is terrifying. At 51, I can’t even begin to imagine how much potential damage I’ve done to my body over the years because I simply didn’t know any better. I am very thankful to have a clean bill of health, but the risk is no longer worth it.
In the past few years, I’ve started to pay so much more attention to it. I’m still not perfect as at times I got lazy and purchased what I was used to buying, staying right smack dab in the middle of my comfort zone.
So, during the process of learning about new products and new companies, I kept an open mind about all of them. Luckily, we have this marvelous thing called the internet, and research is so much easier than it used to be.
I’d also like to point out that what works for you, may not work for someone else. If you find a product you love, the other products from the same company you may not even like for various reasons. The important thing is to keep trying until you find something that you LOVE. Then pay attention to how your skin and body react, and remember that as time moves along, our needs may change. Age, hormones, sun exposure, medicine - they all have an effect on our bodies and skin, and how we take care of ourselves needs to adapt to those needs.
I start this discussion today partially because I want to tell you something that I NEVER thought I’d say.
After doing research, I find myself as a consultant for a couple companies that are classified as MLMs - Multi-level marketing.
Did you cringe when you read that? I’ll admit, sometimes it’s difficult to believe it myself. But these companies are actually amazing and I’m proud to be part of them.
For years, I stayed away from them. I mean, I was sometimes a customer of some of them, but I never had a desire to become a representative of any of them because of their reputation as pyramid schemes, the inability to really make any money, and the ridiculous and unrealistic sales expectations and requirements. Some of them actually kinda scared me when I learned more about them.
I also did not like - no, let me rephrase that - I abhorred, the recruiting process, the reps expending as much if not more energy trying to get me to be one of them more than they were selling the product.
Oh man, every time I think of that phrase “pyramid scheme” I think of that one episode of The Office where Michael was trying to get his employees to sign up for something and Jim stood up and drew a triangle on the board? I love that show.
This seems to be a new world, and I proudly find myself of two of these organizations. Why, do you ask, have I decided to align myself with these types of companies that I had so long avoided? Well, trust me, it took me a while to decide if they were worth it, if they even fit into my business plan and structure, and how I was going to include them in my services without sounding crazy.
And what it came down to was this:
I actually love their products and their missions.
It’s that simple.
In some categories, they are in direct competition, in others, they’re not (because only of them sells nutrition products). Now, I don’t use all the products from either company, but the ones I DO use, I’m addicted.
And if I’m going to talk about them, and encourage others to use them because they are A-MAZ-ING…why not put my money where my mouth is and join their organizations? It was minimal cost fo