Oh the possibilites…

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Possibility Photo

When I first started on my Scentsy journey I have to say that I had no idea how much the impact of making new friends – from all over the world – would have on me.  Some are team members and some are not but the bonds are there.  The help and support I receive on a daily basis is just incredible. Coming from the corporate world I have never had this kind of support in such abundance.  I just put together this possibility pack for anyone to take a look through, without the obligation of having to speak with me until they felt comfortable.  I’m a firm believer in the fact that people will be ready ‘when they’re good and ready’. But you should have all the facts.  Of course, any questions are more than welcomed.

By helping other women in business, through my coaching and technical help I am living a full and happy life and I believe that all women in business have a great capability of supporting others business.

So if you know someone who might need a new direction in life, even a new distraction in life that would put their focus into a new area – please pass this on.

Love & Light to all!

Stop and smell the roses this weekend!

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Stop and smell the roses

Stop & smell the Roses

When I was little I heard the comment ‘Always Stop and Smell the Roses’.

Seems like a reasonable request and since I take things so literally I always felt guilty if one or more roses missed out on me smelling them. Yes, a complex kid for sure but I still feel an affinity to flowers and plants to this day.  My Gran was a demon with flowers and to say she had a green thumb is an understatement.  She not only stopped to smell but to take numerous cuttings!

Of course, as I grew up, I learned that it’s a saying that is really not related to flowers at all, that it just meant appreciating the meaningful things and people in our lives every day – a reminder, a message, for each of us, to stop rushing, stop working late, time passes quickly.  Stop and enjoy the day, the moment and the minute.

Each minute that you miss, is time lost and will not return to you again.

As I type this I’m listening to AccuRadio® and the song that just came on is ‘The days of wine and roses’, a fitting backdrop to a month that has seen so many of my generations icons leave us.

So, take a while this weekend to stop and smell the roses, visit family and friends and remember what it’s all about.

What will you be doing this weekend?

Whatever you do have a happy weekend!   Feliz fin de semana!

Love & Light xoxoxo

What a headache!

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Use a Scentsy warmer

Are fragranced candles giving you a headache?

I get it, you love your scented candles, you’ve invested money, loyalty to a brand and a space to put them ‘pride of place’ in your home.

But, and be honest, do you suffer headaches with your scented candles?

I was intrigued to learn that due to the modern building home techniques we now enjoy, the air within our homes is more than likely to remain for longer periods of time than in your Grammas’ old draughty house!  Great news for energy efficiency and keeping our utility bills low, but potentially bad news for creating indoor air pollution.

It seems that Formaldehyde is the potential treat. Now I can’t admit to remembering my  Chemistry class too well from from school but I pretty much know that formaldehyde isn’t what you want wafting around your home and family.  (Formaldehyde is a known secondary product of fragrance chemicals when they react in the air. It is a carcinogen (a cancer-causing chemical) and can cause skin irritation and respiratory symptoms).

That’s what I love most about the flame-free Scentsy brand! Using only food grade paraffin the wax used in the warmers is, well literally, only warmed and not burned. We have warmers that have lights so you’ll also still experience the glow of flickering ambient light.

I love to have a wonderful smelling home but even I succumbed to the odd headache using scented candles years ago – my husband suffered sooner than I did and was always going about the place blowing them out!

So if you love to have your home smell fresh and clean and give the ambiance a little luxury from time to time, check out the flame free alternatives that are available.

Click here to recive a sample of our Scentsy wax.

You can have the scent without the headache!

Warm wishes and positive thoughts to you!

Create the miracles you were born to make!

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MiraclesOne of my go-to resources is from the amazing Leonie Dawson, her inspirational diaries and workbooks have been such an uplifting gift!  Her no-nonsense approach to life, due in part to her Australian heritage, is a breath of fresh air.  She tells it plain and simple!

If I’m feeling spread too thin and frazzled I take out my work book and it concentrates my mind.  The multi coloured, hand drawn images are so lush!  They work for me and a lot of my Scentsy team have them as well.

So imagine my joy when I see that a sale was just announced this morning.

Do I need more? Well, yes, you can never have too much of a good thing.

And they’ll make amazing gifts for team mates down the road.

If you want the diary add diarydeal as a code and click “APPLY CODE” at checkout.

If you want the workbooks add workbooksupersaver as a code and click “APPLY CODE” at checkout.

Did you know this amazing statistic:  only 1% of people write down their goals!

Are you a 1%’er?  I hope so.

Enjoy!

 

 

The Power of the network!

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Youve got this  Braver than you think

I still feel a thrill when I go off to meet friends and clients in the middle of the afternoon, leaving my home where I just spent a couple of hour’s blogging, making graphics, putting orders together – which always feels like I’m wrapping gifts! – or maybe just reading, having coffee with my husband and definitely not clock- watching.

So today was pretty much a typical day, meeting a friend to discuss products – mine and hers; Charlene works with Forever Living – and enjoying our time over a latte. Because this is what you have with network marketing YOUR OWN TIME, to choose your working day.  Do you like to work 12 hours in one sitting?  Go ahead, no manager is  going to send you home but neither are they going to be overjoyed about you spending the afternoon reading on a beach if you have a 9 to 5 job!

Network marketing is the fastest growing business model in the world.

Everyone has the same opportunity, the same level playing field, to promote and grow their business and you can choose the level you want – what job allows you to do  that?  The ability to work from home, even in another country with your laptop and around the needs of your family is a huge draw for many people.  Spending time with your babies and not missing any of the landmarks because you were stuck in a cubicle or commuting, being able to spend time with friends and team  mates will have a huge impact – not just on you but everyone around you.  When I first joined Scentsy in Spain, the most noticeable thing, from my husband’s point of view, was that I wasn’t stressed looking and seemed genuinely happy!

Now for the Type A personalities among you this is awesome news!   Have you ever worked anywhere and realised that you could run the company in a better, more efficient way?   Did all your efforts result in more money at the end of the month?  Sure, maybe you got a bonus and it’s always great to be acknowledged for your hard work but in the end it’s someone else’s company.

With the economic crisis still taking a toll on people around the world and the fear of unemployment in previously safe job areas, direct selling may be the answer.  It allows people to be retrained while they pursue something new. It gives people an opportunity when no one else will.  A recent report from the Wall Street Journal makes interesting reading and will give you a good background into the business.

A lot of people have found great new  careers, more out of necessity than design, and there are lots of success stories out there.

The beauty and simplicity of direct selling is that with your own immediate network, and now thanks to technology, the ability to work worldwide, the sky is literally the limit. Technology is available to us all at home and is even better than what you may get working for a large company, with massive overheads and outdated computers and technology. But in our homes we have the best tools with our iPads, smart phones, Skype and other technologies needed to run a home-based business; all available to us at very affordable costs. With low overheads, no retail or rental expenses, marketing and advertising expenditures can be really minimal, it may be the best way to sell goods.

One of the aspects I love about network marketing is the philanthropic angle to it.  Whether it’s a worldwide charitable foundation or regularly supporting existing
charities, and more local ones, the ability to give back is huge.

It’s so important to choose a product or service that makes your heart beat just that little bit faster. Mine beat a whole lot faster when I saw my first Scentsy  catalogue but it may not be for you, so do your research and find the perfect fit.

So what are the best points of setting up your own business?

Be Your Own Boss – you are in complete control of how you invest your time and how you go about building your business.

Save Time and Money – as an independent business owner, you purchase the products you love at discounts and you operate all activities from your home.

Expand Your Circle of Friends – business opportunities are based on building relationships. When building a direct selling business, customers and other team members  become important.

Be Recognized and Rewarded for Achievement – it’s not every day that an adult receives praise for an effort well done, but direct selling companies recognize and  reward their independent business owners through bonuses, trips and prizes.

Build Income – you have the potential to create incomes beyond those earned from personal selling, through your teams.

How should you proceed if you want to start your own business?

Well the first thing to consider is what you’re interested in; do you have interests in good health, design, technology, and lifestyle?  Consider what your passion is,

What would you feel happy and enthusiastic working with that wouldn’t feel like work?

Speak with lots of network marketers and ask as many questions as you can think of, go to their parties and presentations, it’s a whole different ballgame when you’re surrounded by people in a party environment.  Will it fit in with your lifestyle? How will it impact your family’s wellbeing?

All I can tell you is it will change your life. 

Having a focused commitment in your work life will create more focus in your personal life and result in a rewarding level of personal and financial development.

Warm wishes and positive thoughts to you!

 

Love cupcakes?

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Scentsy Cupcake warmer

Scentsy Cupcake warmer

Well who doesn’t love cupcakes!  I just saw the most adorable photo of my niece Zara baking cupcakes for the first time, she’s only two but I could see the passion in her eyes.

Not sure what she’s going to be like when she starts watching ‘The Great British Bake Off’ when the new series starts…obsessed most likely.

So, even though her birthday isn’t until December, I’m excited that the Cupcake warmer has come back into stock and better still into the sale section.  The photo doesn’t do it justice so check out this video to get a sense of scale.

Baking it turns out is a hugely relaxing thing to do, all the pummelling of dough I guess Ha! My favourite part is decorating, but my basic cupcake mix is in need of improving… Paul Hollywood if you’re free I need you!

Right, off to see if I can make some more space in my kitchen!

 

 

 

Magical Mum!

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Mothers Day Gift

Mothers Day is May 1st in Spain

When I first moved overseas, to the USA, it took me a couple of years to get ahead of the Mothers Day celebration. The UK Mothering Sunday (which is what my Mum likes it to be called) is months earlier than the USA.  Trying to find a card was impossible!  Which is why it took me a couple of years to align.  Each year I would buy two or even three cards, just to get a jump on it (this was before online services like Moon Pig and Send Out cards).

So my Mum used to get two cards!  Now I’ve moved to Spain and the date has changed again.  In the USA they have two days for Mothers, the regular Mothers Day and the Spanish Día de la madre.

Quite right I say, our Mums have always been there for us and not even being a grown up changes you from being their baby!

So this year, for Spanish Mothers Day, my Mum is getting one of these great warmers; can’t say which one – let’s keep the mystery alive eh!

On the left The Chasing Fireflies bundle, Premuim Scentsy Warmer and 3 wax bars: Coconut Lemongrass, Sugared Cherry, Blueberry Rush at a total of 46€ (a 66€ value).

On the right The Lyric Art Glass bundle, Premuim Scentsy Warmer and 3 wax bars: Cashmere Pear, Coconut Cotton, Sweet Pea and Vanilla at a total of 60€ (a €80 value).

So very excited to announce the Scentsy special bundles available from today. Last year these bundles were super popular and sold out in days so don’t delay!

Happy weekend!

 

 

The Scentsy Diffuser and essential oils

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Scentsy Diffusers

The range of Scentsy diffusers available

I recently had a great conversation with a neighbor about essential oils, he had basically burnt himself out with 60 hour work weeks; suffering with low immune issues, having problems sleeping and finding life in general a slog he took an early retirment.  After a six month period of rest and relaxation, he still didn’t have any real improvement in his well-being.

Quite by accident, his wife left a tissue on the nightstand that had some pure lavendar oil on it one night and that was the start of his return to good health. He realised, after a great nights sleep, that it might just have had something to do with it so they decided to leave the tissue there and see if it was a fluke. After a week of sleeping well, the tissue went into his pillow case.
“If my wife had tried to convince me of the benefits of essential oils, he explained, I wouldn’t have given it any notice. I’m now convinced of the benefits of using essential oils on a daily basis and even have my own blend made up”.

So when I shared with them the benefits of the new Scentsy diffusers, he didn’t need much convincing. I passed on to him this FAQ about the diffusers and how they work, so here it is for those who are unaware that Scentsy have broadened their range to include these great nebulizing diffusers.  We also have a range for children, with endless options and colourful  magnets kids can use to design their own fairytale. Includes five magnets. The Deep Blue Sea Scentsy Diffuser and the One Upon a Time Scentsy Diffuser.

Deep Blue Sea Scentsy Diffuser

Deep Blue Sea Scentsy Diffuser

Once Upon a Time Scentsy Diffuser

Once Upon a Time Scentsy Diffuser

How does it work?

The Scentsy Diffuser is an ultrasonic nebulizing diffuser. Essentially, a small ceramic disk in the water reservoir – called a nebulizer – vibrates at high frequencies to break the water and oil down into fine microscopic particles that are dispersed into the air.

Does it get hot?

No. The Scentsy Diffuser uses cold-mist technology to disperse fragrance. It contains no heating element.

Does the Scentsy Diffuser come with any diffuser oils?

No; all diffuser oils must be purchased separately. They range in price, and start at €13.25

How much oil and water should I use?

Add water to the reservoir fill line (about 120 ml). We recommend starting with 4-5 drops of oil to start and adding more or less to suit your personal preferences and the size of your space.

Can I use other company’s oils with it?

Yes! Though Scentsy Oils have been specifically formulated for an optimal fragrance experience, using other companies’ oils will not harm the Scentsy Diffuser or void the warranty.

Should I use distilled water?

The Scentsy Diffuser is the most advanced diffuser on the market; you do not need to use distilled water. We recommend using clean, cool tap water. However, customers with hard water or customers who live in areas with high mineral concentration in their water supply may choose to use distilled water to prevent scaling.

Is the Scentsy Diffuser protected by a warranty?

Yes. Scentsy diffusers are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. Any diffuser found to be defective or damaged under normal use and care will be replaced with the same, or comparable, product at Scentsy’s discretion. We encourage you and your customers to compare our warranty with other diffusers; you’ll find ours is the most generous warranty on the market.

Why should I choose the Scentsy Diffuser?

The Scentsy Diffuser uses the world’s most advanced ultrasonic nebulizer to disperse fragrance. While ultrasonic nebulizing diffusers may be purchased for as low as $19.99, you get what you pay for: most diffusers only have one year warranties; Scentsy offers a limited lifetime warranty. Additionally, the Scentsy Diffuser offers 16 LED light options and is the only diffuser on the market to offer interchangeable decorative shades to complement any décor.

How long does it take to work?

You’ll notice fragrance almost instantly when you use the Scentsy Diffuser. This also allows you to easily change out the water and oil for a completely different fragrance experience as often as you wish.

What are the benefits of using a Scentsy Diffuser?

There are many benefits to using a Scentsy Diffuser. First, because the diffuser uses cold-mist technology, the fragrance character remains consistent throughout the fragrance experience. Second, the diffuser offers high, low and intermittent diffuser modes, giving you more control over the intensity and longevity of your fragrance experience. Third, the diffuser offers 16 different light modes, allowing you to change your lighting to complement your décor or mood. Fourth, you can customize your fragrance experience by adding more or less oil, or combining oils.

Does the Scentsy Diffuser system have advantages over Scentsy warmers and wax?

No. Both systems deliver exceptional fragrance experiences and you might prefer one system over the other.

What are the different light options?

The Scentsy Diffuser features 16 elegant light options to suit your mood. There are two light modes, white and color. The white mode features high, low and candle-flicker options. The color mode features a continuous cycle of 12 colors (fuchsia, red, orange, yellow, lime, green, aquamarine, white, azure, blue, lavender, and purple), or hold the light button for 1.5 seconds and set the diffuser on one color to complement your mood, décor or oil. The Scentsy Diffuser may also be used with no light.

What if it runs out of water?

The diffuser will automatically shut off when it runs out of water.

How long can I leave the Scentsy Diffuser on?

The Scentsy Diffuser is designed to run for 4 to 8 hours depending on the density of oils and what setting is used.

How much area will the Scentsy Diffuser cover?

Many factors affect the fragrance experience, such as the size of the room, humidity, air flow and the amount of oil used. The Scentsy Diffuser allows you to customize your fragrance experience for your personal preference and room size, so we encourage you to experiment.

Will the Scentsy Diffuser replace my humidifier?

Though the Scentsy Diffuser will add some humidity to the room, it was not designed to replace a humidifier.

Is the product safe?

The Scentsy Diffuser is flameless and meets all standard electrical requirements.

Should I use warm or cold water?

We recommend using clean, cold tap water.

Does the product emit any noise?

Yes. The Scentsy Diffuser emits a soft noise. Most users cannot hear it unless they are sitting directly next to it.

Is the product safe to use during pregnancy?

Diffusers are generally regarded as safe during pregnancy. However, we recommend consulting with your health care provider if you have any concerns, allergies or chemical sensitivities.

Will citrus oils corrode any components of the diffuser?

No. The Scentsy Diffuser water reservoir is made of a proprietary plastic that won’t corrode, with even the most acidic oils. Some diffusers are not intended to be used with citrus oils.

What are the product dimensions?

The Teardrop Pedestal is 9.69 inches (246 mm) tall, including the base; the base is 5.16 inches (131) mm in diameter. The Instill shade is 8.82 inches (224 mm) tall and 5.63 inches (143 mm) in diameter at its widest. The Evolve shade is 8.7 inches (221 mm) tall and 6.23 inches (160 mm) in diameter at its widest. The Aspire shade is 8.39 inches (213 mm) tall and 4.25 inches (108 mm) in diameter at its widest.

Is the product Bisphenol A (BPA) free?

Yes.

What should I do if someone ingests the oil and water?

Diluted oils pose little health risk. However, as oils and their effects vary, we recommend contacting your local poison control centre or seek medical attention if oil is ingested, following their instructions and carefully monitoring the individual ingesting the oils.

Freedom is not quite free.

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my-time

As we celebrate this Sunday the Easter season, Semana Santa here in Spain, and the start of daylight savings time, I am reminded that our most precious commodity is time.

It’s more valuable than money, nobody has ever been able to purchase more of it, no matter how many billions they have in the bank – we are all equal when it comes to time.

Just how much of it we have is unknown, which is the universal gift we all have. So working on my own timeframe, without the confines of a company to exchange my time for their money has been a great source of freedom for me and my family. As a network marketing consultant with Scentsy I have to carve out my time to my desires, if I have family commitments, they don’t have to be compromised.

This freedom of time means I can also work to my work level, which is sometimes at odds with others and you can take a guess whether this means I work fast or slow HaHa!

What I can tell you is that once you start your own business and dictate your work level and financial requirements, the freedom turns out to be the most precious thing you gain.

Freedom it turns out is not quite free!

But with good time management and dedicating 100% of the time you  have to the task in hand, no clock watching, no passing the time until lunchtime and home time, just dedicated work with the freedom to spend your time on the things you want, time with your babies, children, walking the dog, gardening and for me reading.

Having the opportunity to meet with Scentsy team mates and clients in Spain, and Skype overseas, is a major boon. It also allows me time to figure out future plans and time to find other passions in life. Want to travel? then build it in and take your laptop with you, learn a new language in the middle of the day when your brain is best suited to learning – or late at night, which is when mine learns best – you have that freedom.

Because when it comes down to it, that will be your legacy!

Happy Easter from Spain!

Considering joining Scentsy?

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Have you wondered about Scentsy as a career?

Well, there are various options to consider: are you a stay at home Mom or perhaps you work full-time but need to have a little extra money around for little extras?  Holidays and vacations, shoes, or in my case money for travel.. Scentsy will fit into YOUR life, not the other way around. It gives you the ability to meet new friends, touch base with friends you don’t see as much as you’d like and plan charity parties for your causes in your community and those close to your heart.

What is Scentsy?

Scentsy offers a safer alternative to traditional candles, but without the dangers of a flame, smoke and soot and vitally no lead. The warmers are used to melt a cube of wax over a heated electric element (in the USA this is a light), the wax is only ever ‘warmed’ not heated so it never reaches a temperature that would do harm – vital if you have little ones around your house.  The wax is made from food grade paraffin wax, with all products gluten free, toxic free and animal cruelty free.

How much will it cost to start and why should I pay a fee?

At this moment the cost is €99 in Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria  and £85 in the UK.  The product in the starter kit totals a lot more that the initial fee.  Until the end of March 2016 the start up fee in the USA is only $49!

The starter kit has a Scentsy Warmer with detachable cord

3 x Scentsy Bars

1 x Scent Pak

A new Consultant Start-Up Guide, packed with information to set you on the right path to your successful Scentsy business

25 Scentsy Catalogues

A pad of Product List (1 pad of 50)

10 sheets of print your own labels

100 x Order Forms

50 x Host/Join Brochures

A complete test of testers of every wax available in the season you join.

Everything you need to hold your first launch party, tips and helpful information about your personal site, which is FREE for the first three months, and how to operate your back office site.  Of course, you will also be helped by your sponsor as well as having a customer support hotline to contact should you need any questions answered.  Buying the start up kit allows you to set up quickly and also adds a level of commitment.

Do I have to do a minimum amount of parties per month?

There are no limits on how many parties,  online or home, in fact you don’t have to host any parties if you prefer to do everything online. The only requirement is that you sell a minimum of 150 PRV in one month out of a 3 month period which is totally do-able.

Am I limited to selling Scentsy only by home parties?

No, again there are no limits with Scentsy.

There are many options:  an open house at your home for your neighbors. Online shopping via your own Personal Website which Scentsy  free for you for the first 3 months.

May I sell at Markets Expos and Fairs?

Markets (if they are a regular event you can promote you business but not sell on the day) If they are only a couple of times a year you can sell stock on the day, as well as take orders.
Borrow bags: where you loan a bag with a warmer, wax and other products of your choice for a first time user to try, once your clients experience the wonderful aromas and quality of the products they  generally want to order!

How much can I earn?

When you first become a consultant you receive 20% of all your sales, this rises to 25% when you become certified.  You will also find incentives for half price and free items, depending on the size of your orders. Please see the full compensation plan at your sponsor site.

Do I have to have my own team?

No, being an independent consultant is exactly that…. Independent.  Of course if you are keen to make Scentsy your career then having people join your team builds up your business because you also receive incentives on your team sales.

What should I do now?

Simply contact me now and check it the details at  http://www.geraldinescott.com – click on the Join Me tab at the top of the page for full details.