By Amber Davis

If opportunity knocks….will you answer?                              

I have a HUGE birthday coming up this month and I keep questioning “is this it?” Is this where I want to be with my career, my family, my home? I keep working on projects, praying and seeking the “what’s missing in my life!” But maybe, nothing is missing!

I am pretty content overall. Blessed with a nice home, healthy children and a great support system of siblings, parents and friends.

My career is the bumpy place. Like many of you I left my career (which I swore I would never do….wanted to be a career woman, mom and have it all) but when the babies came I couldn’t stand handing over a portion of my paycheck for someone else to raise my children. Kudos to child caregivers by the way, they are amazing individuals and deserve every cent of that pay!

I became a stay at home mom, farm wife and did some part time work.  A few years ago I became a consultant with a great company that is 10 years young and quickly promoted to Director. I have been in Direct Sales since I was married and I love the ability to make extra money while developing great relationships on my own time table. I love the team I have built, inspiring, training and motivating them! {Check out our affordable products here.} Wondering all along, is this growing team my opportunity for true success?!

Still….I have not felt in control and not completely pleased with my overall income vs. hours devoted to my business. I live in a cornfield where the majority of our community are farmers and industry workers who are conservative with their spending. With little opportunity to meet new people I am seeing a lot of consultants in our area and feeling pushed out.

I have been looking for a business of my own to buy with little luck until a recent coffee meeting with a business contact allowed me to think outside the box! A product based company with the sole mission of helping people! I love it! Problem is, it’s still a developing company solely owned by someone else. I wondered….is this the knock at the door I have been waiting for? Do I get everything in order and wait for this to be my next big move?

Then suddenly, another direct sales opportunity has presented itself. Cindy Monroe, the founder of Thirty One Gifts and her sister have started a new direct sales company. Read more here.

Aiming for a different target market than Thirty One. The company focuses on fashion purses and accessories at a higher average price point than Thirty One. I received an invitation to join as a founding consultant! This is a big deal in the direct selling industry because the growth could be substantial if the company takes off! I had 10 days to make my decision. After a lot of soul searching, talking to friends and praying I decided maybe this is the opportunity I have been waiting for. I don’t see a large market for the bags in my region but feel like I can reach way beyond my corner of the world. With unlimited room to grow to the top with this company! Really, I have nothing to lose by trying! Take a moment to check out this brand new company and let me know your thoughts!

How do you know when opportunity is knocking? Are you willing to take a risk and GO FOR IT? Or do you take the wait and see approach.

When sitting back and taking it all in, I have to say my true mission in life is to raise my children to be good people! I have been watching them struggle thru some issues lately and feel so blessed for the opportunity to work from home! Making my family the #1 priority!

Amber Davis is a 17 year direct sales associate with The Lonagberger Co. and currently director for at Thirty One Gifts.  Holding a degree in business administration and marketing, she previously worked in the business industry. After the birth of her second child; family took priority over work and she left her full time position. Now a mother of four, she believes firmly in direct Sales and the endless opportunity it provides! “I can’t imagine ever returning to a traditional 9-5 job,” she said. She firmly believes in doing what works for your family. She helps her husband on the family farm and writes her own blog: Adventures in Farm Life. This, she said, is a work in progress and mostly serves to share family photos. In her free time she loves to travel and enjoys volunteering.