How to: look like you have it together!

In sales you will find there are those that look frazzled most of the time and those that look like success comes naturally.

*Please hold your eyerolls.*

In almost 10 years I have been BOTH!

I have learned so much through my time in sales. In my business, we always say there are “no emergencies”. Why? Because it is true. Everything is always figureoutable.

Recently I was reminded about how I would wait till the last minute to complete ALL school projects. I laughed so hard reminiscing with my schoolmates about my epic procrastination tendencies. It was not that I did not want to do the work, but that I loved the thrill of a DEADLINE!

Okay, if you have not noticed I like a little adrenaline rush even if it is of the academic variety.

When I first began my career in sales, I followed the same pattern.

Oh, I would listen to the lectures and attend the seminars about best business practices. I would tell my mentors I was doing it all like a “good student”, and to be honest I was, but I was in a RUSH!

Then one day a light bulb went off- SPEED PLANNING! #SpringIntoAloetteOriginal

Simply put it gives you that DEADLINE PUSH, but with a cushion of time for perfection.

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Megan Spring

Creator of Spring Into Aloette and A Day with Megan

Less mess in 2021.

Create a space that helps you stay motivated and inspired.

It is not organized chaos, sis. It is a mess.

Do not hate me. I used to say this often when I was working on something super important. Post-it notes everywhere, coffee cups everywhere, stacks of papers, and so on, but after the project was over, I found it hard to clean up the chaos. See 1 day of “organized chaos” is normal. Maybe two days. A week, well that is a mess. A month, well that is a problem. 6 months, I am sure that little mess has escalated because that is what happens with messes right?

I want to help. Here are some tips that can be applied to any space.

  • Envision what you want.

Be realistic. You need to know what your budget is and how much time you must set aside to complete this remodel. You also need to be realistic with your personal capabilities. HGTV is so fun to watch, but if you cringe at “some assembly required” then do not limit your vision, but factor in the cost of assistance.

Remember that bold colors can darken a room over time as the paint ages, so invest in good lightening.
  • Set a timeline.

DO NOT DRAG THIS OUT. Nothing will slow your workflow down worse than a slow remodel process. When your office is a mess so is your work. Do yourself a favor and set a realistic timeframe for your remodel.

Mark it on your calendar and create a countdown.
  • Decide what you need.

                What would make your workspace feel inspiring? Do you need clean open workspaces, or do you work better with everything within arm’s reach? Once you know what you need you can begin making a list and going shopping. Oh, and by “going shopping” I mean look at what you have already. Yea, I know that this is a little less desirable than going shopping, but there is a reason.

  1. By using what you already have you are being cost effective and working within your budget. This could save money for extra help later in your remodel for jobs that are out of your skill set or that you do not have time for such as painting, adding shelving, or assembling furniture.
  2. By using what you have you can quickly get a fill for what your workspace will look like and try out the “workflow” before you commit to furniture and office supplies.
Seeing what you have on hand also helps you clean out stuff collecting dust in storage. Win win!
  •  Get to work              

I cannot not stress this enough, do not drag out a remodel. Remodels be or small can throw anyone off their game. Lay out the plan and hop to it. Document your process and show it off on your Insta Story and Reels for your followers to see the BEHIND-THE-SCENES transformation. You will be surprised how many will reach out wanting tips and will be inspired by your openness to share.

You will probably take a minimum of 5 selfies in the remodel process to send to close friends and family. We all do it 🤣. Just upload a few to your story. 😉

Last but certainly not least…Beauty is in the imperfections. Give yourself grace if your remodel does not turn out exactly as planned because you, boss babe or boss dude extraordinaire, took control of your life and made it happen!

Megan Spring, blogger

Why I joined, why I stayed!

I am just a girl who was offered an opportunity and decided to ‘go for it’.  With zero sales experience and a closet introvert personality, I picked up my kit, and started my ‘new business’. At 24 years YOUNG, I grabbed a calculator and started crunching numbers. I created small goals, medium goals, and big big goals. Though life does not always work out as planned, I didn’t quit. I promoted myself into management in my first year of business. I enjoy so many aspects of my direct sales business. In the beginning, I was a young broke college student with sensitive skin. I was so excited when I discovered Aloette had products that not only felt good on my skin, but also helped with pesky breakouts! EVEN BETTER THE MASCARA DID NOT IRRITATE MY EYES! When I found out that I could get 25% off all future purchases and make extra income when friends or family wanted to purchase from me, I didn’t have to think about it. Now at 33, I am even more in love with this company because not only do they supply me with all the products I need personally at an incredible value plus a great personal income, but I have made amazing friendships with women all over the U.S. and Canada.

I’ve been truly blessed by this company! Every year through amazing mentorship and leadership each year I can say that I have grown in my business and personally. I may not always hit the sales goals I set every year, but that’s okay. I learn something new about myself and my team every month and find a new way to continue grow.

The thing is that I was told that if I, “leaped the net would appear”. True story! I remember saying, “I need a job with insurance.”, but my mentor gave me the number to a private insurance agent. I remember saying, “I have to make a certain amount of money every month”. My mentor grabbed a pen and paper and planned it out with me by doing parties. I called her after each party and told her if my party was awesome and….if it was terrible. There were a few times that I had to quit for the night and start back working the next day. EKK!

I learned the importance of reaching out for help within my franchise and company. When one excels, we all excel! We adjust each others crowns, and we lift each other up. If you are looking for a company that has amazing products with a great discount, look no further. If you are looking for more than that, let’s chat! My only hope is that you, dear reader, finds these products as helpful I do, and that if you choose to join our company-YOU HAVE AS MUCH FUN…IF NOT MORE…AS I HAVE!!!!

Let’s talk sunburns…

I am a contributing writer for our franchise blog Aloette South, it’s pretty great. Check it out! Okay so back to the reason for this blog post. I just wrote a fun little blog about summertime skin care. Not skincare products, but actually caring for your skin right now. It’s HOT in Mississippi! Take care of yourself.

Photo Credit Megan Spring, Aloette Consultant

Megan Spring

megan.aloette@gmail.com

http://www.aloette.com/Meg

Fun with makeup…

Never have I ever…. had the desire to spend HOURS doing my makeup or hair. Honestly, I would rather conquer my day with mascara and lip gloss. I must say after watching a few YouTube videos, well a lot of videos, I feel like I can see the fun in “face painting”. *insert giggles here* If I am being honest, I really do like the full-face look at least for special occasions. I practiced with just a few products. I used a duo concealer to highlight and contrast my cheekbones. Then, I used an old-fashioned wedge sponge to blot and blend a light foundation. Some disagree with applying concealer first, but in this instance applying it first does not affect the integrity of the product. Moving on…

Setting sprays are my newly found BFFs. I never knew that I needed a setting spray in my life until I started using it. WOW! Okay so here is the scoop about setting sprays, you want to layer it. Spray before you apply your foundation then again after you finish applying your colors. Try to have fun with it. Remember if it doesn’t turn out like you like grab an essential cleansing oil and wash it off. Start again.

Shake & Spray

Be you. Have fun. Wear the false lashes, but remember you look fabulous without them. Red lipstick is for everyone! Finally, never let anyone tell you that your hair is big enough. Tease it until your heart is content.

Stock your makeup with this link http://www.aloette.com/Meg

XO,

Megan

The fear I did not know I had.

Hello Cabo!!!

            I think we’ve all experienced this before at some point in our lives. That fear deep down, so far down we didn’t even know it existed. That was me somewhere around 2014.  2014 Megan thought she was somewhat fearless at least that was until I found out I earned my first free vacation with my company. ALL THE FEELS, y’all. I do mean ALL the feels.

            I was so proud of myself. I really went for this trip. I tracked my progress EVERYDAY! I was ALL IN! Then one day I realized that my hard work paid off and I EARNED MY TRIP! Still I was just excited for opportunity to travel SOMEWHERE! I created Pinterest boards about all the places I wanted to see and could not stop shopping! FYI, if you find yourself struggling to find a swimsuit might I suggest Cupshe! I think I took like 10 swimsuits for a weeklong trip. Yea, my suitcase runneth over.

Infinity pools are my favorite!

            For me, putting all my focus on the exciting adventure ahead prevented me from realizing I was terrified of flying. I realized that the night before my flight. I broke out in a full-blown sweat! I think I stayed up for about 36hrs straight. My mind was racing, heart was pounding, and all I wanted to do was look like I was not about to cry. Everyone I was traveling with were travel pros. They were so excited to head to the airport and I could feel my feet turning into concrete. I was immobile.

            Everything changed when I was sitting at my gate. My sweet friend, manager, president, and all-around Aloe-oda (Get it, Aloette Yoda.) sat down beside me. She said, “once we start to take off close your eyes and pretend it’s God guiding the plane”. I will never forget those wise words from Mindy Boyd. I did exactly what she said and sure enough my first-time flying was awesome!

            I look back at my photos from 2014 and feel so proud of myself. I am proud that I worked hard for something for a solid year and earned it. I am so proud of myself for not letting fear stop me from having one of the best adventures of my life. Now I still have this fear, but I no longer feel like I am going to pass out.

Also, 2014 I learned that I am not a fan of public speaking! 🤣

Please do not get me wrong, I still get butterflies before every flight. Butterflies not pterodactyls.  After countless flights, I get a sense of excitement the second I enter an airport. I love when the airport has a nice Starbucks!!! Coffee makes me so happy! The important thing to remember is that sometimes fear just sneaks up on you, but with a few deep breaths and some helpful friends you can tackle anything.

-Megan Spring

LIFE AS I KNOW IT

Welcome to ‘A day with Megan”.  My name is Megan Spring, and this is my personal blog. I am a blogger, I think. This is more like a working experiment. I love to write, read, and research so I felt like this would be a great platform to do all the things.  I may write a little and I may write a lot, but I can assure you of one thing…IT WILL BE WONDERFULLY RANDOM.

My friends and family have urged me to tell “my story” but being a true introvert with extrovert qualities I found myself procrastinating. Telling the world about the emotions that come with finding out that, in a nutshell, your brain is too big for your head, is rather daunting. My head and brain are perfectly fine now, but more on that in another post. 

I have been extremely blessed by God in my life. I am blessed with an amazing family and great friends that even on my worst days they are always my biggest cheerleaders. My mother always calls me “her shining diamond”. This term of endearment was coined from my sweet cousin who helped coach me for a local pageant.  I thought she was teaching me how to walk and stand pretty, but she was really helping me develop confidence in my own inner beauty as well as outside beauty.   

I decided to join a company about 8 years ago, and because of that my small friend circle turned into a continuously growing circle of friends.  I have been able to travel through private events, home shows, business meetings, conferences, and a few incentive trips. If you love to travel, click “subscribe”. I will be documenting places and excursions from my trips as well as my “TRAVEL WISH LIST”.

Stay tuned for more “A day with Megan”.