What a lot of people don’t know about the Direct Sales Industry is how deep the relationships run within the organizations.

From early on in my career the meetings and conferences provided a much needed break from my daily routine as a young mother. I looked forward to the annual conference and the fun we would have!!

Now as a Senior Director I host bi-monthly meetings and I love watching people come together to share ideas, celebrate each other and motivate each other.

A common phrase with my company is ‘it’s more than a bag’! This is so true. Last night after our regular meeting a few of my team members remained for a brainstorm session and a few things happened!

•    One of the girls shared something very personal happening in her life and we all supported and listened!
•    We all discussed our lack of time to devote to EVERYTHING we want including exercise and opted to make a plan so we can motivate each other

I left the meeting feeling fulfilled and blessed!

I also decided we all have seasons in our lives…….The young, newly married and engaged girls are in the SPRING! An exciting time for them! Creating their home environment, starting a family, just being a couple and starting their career paths! A beautiful season!

SUMMER falls with those having children in elementary school and in the busy season! Some days are perfect others are hot and some stormy!

Myself, well I decided I fall into the FALL of the year as I am in my 40’s (eek) but with that comes beauty, wisdom and an inner peace I didn’t’ have during the other seasons of my life! I love the fall, the harvest and the changing of colors all around me! I am liking this season of my life best too!!! I have come to realize how short life is and making decisions about what I really want and hope to accomplish! I am learning not to stress over little things and appreciating every moment I have on earth with those close to me.

I dislike WINTER very much and as it approaches on the calendar I believe I will dislike the winter season of my life as well! Although, I hope to be blessed with grandchildren and lots of time with my husband……..Only God knows what my future holds and throughout all my seasons I will value every relationship I have!!!

More than the money I make, the discounts on products, the recognition or the free stuff……..what I value most on this journey in Direct Sales are definitely the relationships. There is definitely a sisterhood among the women!!! I love it!

Old friends who I shared hotel rooms with while I grind my teeth during sleep, New friends who call me Mom, my pacing partner in VA who I know works for the CIA but won’t admit it! She keeps me grounded, focused and listens to whatever problems I am having!!! Plus all those other ladies I have admired, learned from and know all over this country because of my career in Direct Sales!

Looking for a group that will understand you? Support you? Love and encourage you? Find yourself a DS company and go for it!!!!

Whatever season your in……keep your relationships in check!
Amber J

Amber Davis is a 17 year direct sales associate 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 often helps her husband on the family farm. Her Facebook page can be found here. In her free time she loves to travel and enjoys volunteering.