In just a few short months, I will celebrate my fourth anniversary with Thirty-One. For the past three years, I have been in leadership and eligible to earn the Leadership Incentive Trip. The first year I was eligible, I didn’t think much about it because it seemed out of my reach and the Thirty-One lightbulb hadn’t fully turned on for me yet. Although I was recruiting and loving the company and the products, I wasn’t having as many parties as I needed in order to make the sales volume to earn the trip and that was okay with me. At that point in my life, having more than 1-2 parties a month was not a goal for me. I was happy with where I was and had my hands full with everything else that was going on in my life. I did, however, turn a little green when I started seeing my friends post about the awesome time they were having and starting seeing the gorgeous photos from Riviera Maya. I decided then that I was going to actually make it a goal to earn the trip the next year. Although I didn’t make it again the next year, I was grew my business and my team and was able to cut my hours at my job to part-time. Once again, I lived vicariously through my friends as they posted their photos and their experiences on Facebook. The only difference was that by then, I had MORE friends who were on the trip. There was NO WAY I was going to miss the trip for a third time in a row!! With goals of being able to quit my other job completely AND make it on the leadership trip, I had to get serious…and I did. Together with my Thirty-One sales coach, we worked through the steps I needed to take and the objectives I would need to meet in order to earn my seat by the pool! The day I met the last requirement for that trip was a day I hope never to forget. I was so proud of that accomplishment and so excited that I was able to take my husband on an all-expense paid trip to Cancun, Mexico! (and when I say all expenses, I mean ALL expenses…they even sent us pre-paid credit cards for any incidentals we might incur such as parking, taxis, or tips getting to and from the airport!)
I had never been out of the country before so even getting my passport in the mail was a huge thrill for me! There were so many wonderful things about the trip that I can’t possibly name them all but among the highlights were going snorkeling for the first time, meeting some fabulous new friends, getting to personally thank Scott and Cindy Monroe for the trip and the coaching opportunity they provide to their leaders, and of course…the food. Having food restrictions (I can’t have gluten, dairy, or eggs) made me a little nervous…it wasn’t like I could just run to Whole Foods and pick up something to eat. I was BLOWN AWAY by how wonderful the resort staff was about my food restrictions and how they made it feel like I was doing THEM a favor by allowing them to make me a special meal. The food was out of this world amazing…I even had one of the Chefs (Chef Alejandro) come out so that I could thank him and give him a big hug!
Thirty-One provides us with incentives and rewards to challenge us and encourage us to grow and sustain our business. The great thing is that if you set goals and objectives and work your plan…the sky is your limit and you can have one of the most rewarding careers available!
Here are just a few photos from our amazing trip! I am so thankful to my amazing team, my customers, and my family for everything they did to help make this trip possible…and to Thirty-One for providing us with a vacation that really was a dream come true!