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….I’m not making the big bucks selling Usborne Books & More. Phew! There I said it. Man, that feels great to get off my chest! Now that you know what I’m not making from Usborne Books & More let me tell you about what I am making.
Let me give you a little bit of background first. I’m a 30 something, Target loving, Disney fan, teacher and mama who has been struggling to keep/find a sense of self and self-love on this crazy journey through motherhood. I took a leap of faith when I married my husband and moved 1200 miles away from my family to start a family of my own. Let’s be real for a sec…adulthood is hard, motherhood is hard and doing it that far away from the best support system you have feels nearly impossible most days. My village here in Houston is very small therefore pre-Usborne I often felt so alone. I found myself struggling with some postpartum issues and feeling like I was drowning trying to figure out how to be a mother to 2 children, a wife, and a stellar teacher all at the same time. I kept coming up short, my confidence was shot and I often felt too drained to do anything. On top of that money was tight which brought its own set of difficulties. All the while, I was putting up a front like I was ok but deep down I was struggling to figure out who I even was anymore.
On top of everything, my son hadn’t wanted much of anything to do with reading for over a year. The teacher in me was freaking out! We had tons of books in English and Spanish on all different topics, funny stories, short stories, long stories…you name it we had it. A friend invited me to her Usborne Books & More party on FB, so desperate to find something, I purchased 2 books. They were both a home run. My son, who wouldn’t sit for even the shortest story, asked me to read Nibbles the Book Monster 4 times in a row! We were both hooked. I hosted a party of my own and when Kat, my book lady, offered the opportunity to join I said no straight away. I had one previous experience with sales and I had totally belly flopped. I was also ashamed to admit that I didn’t have even $75 in my budget to purchase the smaller join kit. When we got our rewards, almost $400 in free and half-priced books, I couldn’t deny the great quality of these books. The change in my son’s attitude towards reading was so drastic that even my husband noticed it. At that moment I knew that I needed to share these books with everyone and champion literacy for others who might have kiddos not too unlike my own little man.
(This book and more can be found here)
I’m not making millions of dollars or even enough to quit my job as a teacher, but what am I making?
I’m developing strong literacy skills for both of my children. I am building the most phenomenal home library for them and setting them up on the path towards a lifelong love of reading, learning, and inquiry. I’m making memories with them as we read and try new activities together. They even attend events with me. How great that I have a found a business that I can incorporate my children into?!? We now have enough cushion in our budget to go out and do fun things together or see the few friends we had prior to this experience. We can now set money aside in the bank. We’ve finally broken the paycheck to paycheck cycle in our family. It is so liberating to have some financial peace!!! I have found myself, my voice and purpose outside of my roles of wife, mother, and teacher. I have always been a confident person but I’ve always felt like I’m a fake it ’til you make it type of person. Well, I made it. My confidence and self-worth have skyrocketed and I 100% believe it! I have found something that is mine to call my own, that I am being successful at and I am damn proud of it.
My village has grown so much! My first book lady is now my mentor, coach, and friend. I don’t get to see her as often as I’d like because she lives way across town but I love knowing that she is only a Zoom call away. I have made friends with fellow Usborne consultants and consultants from other companies through the Socialite Suite; some only live in my computer and others have become real-life friends. The coaching, mentorship, sister/brotherhood that this company provides is immeasurable. I have a huge amount of resources available to me to help ensure that I am successful. This is a company that cares about me as a person, as an individual and is providing me with an opportunity to travel to Alaska! This company which cares about its people so much that it’s listening to our feedback and making changes….loves it’s people so much that they are rolling out the details of offering scholarship opportunities to our children. My cup is so full!
I’ve found a community y’all. I’m building my tribe here in Texas and it’s starting to not to feel so gosh darn lonely. Don’t get it twisted though, Chicago will always have my heart. I’m going to continue to try my hardest to convince hubs to move back to be near my family but in the meantime what I have gained here is priceless. These friendships and this community will be with me for a lifetime which to me is worth more than anything.
I attained all of that simply because I purchased two books in the hopes of igniting a passion for literacy in my son. That’s pretty freaking awesome! If any of this resonated with you in some way send me a message. Now is a great time to join my team as we continue to blaze trails in childhood literacy with this fantastic company. During the month of June, they are offering a sign on special of 15 titles and your start-up kit for just $89! That comes about to less than $6 per book!
I dare you. Do it. Go ahead. Ask me a question and see where it leads you. It could change your life.
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- 15 Books (pictured in the image)
- 5 UBAM Catalogs
- 20 Mini-Catalogs
- 50 Customer Order Forms
- 10 Host Guides
- 6-Month E-Business Package
(This article was originally published on Sassy Direct on June 8, 2018)
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