Jen never saw skincare sales as a part of her future.
In fact, she started her career in the military…which is where she also met her husband. They were both studying at the Air Force Academy. She became an aircraft maintenance officer and he went on to become a pilot. This meant the two of them were often deployed…making it difficult to build a future and grow a family.
When the couple decided it was time to have children, Jen joined the reserves and began to stay home. After just a few years she began looking for part-time work, but was unable to find anything suitable in part-time hours, so she decided entrepreneurship would be a good route and started an interior design business from home.
Although her business became a success, it ended when a new military assignment was given to her husband and their family was sent to a new location.
Thankfully a friend has just recently told her about a virtual skincare business. Although Jen was really impressed by the business model and company brand recognition, she wasn’t crazy about selling skincare, since it had never been something she’d really been interested in before. Her true calling was to help other military families, although she wasn’t certain how to pursue that passion. One day, it all clicked.
“I like to call it my Jerry Maguire moment,” she says, laughing.
She realized she could intertwine her work with the virtual skincare business to fuel her dream of serving military spouses. This discovery lit a fire under her and she immediately decided she would give one half of her virtual business income to a nonprofit micro loan organization and request those funds to be tabbed for loans awarded to military spouses.
So off she went. She launched her virtual skincare business from home and, just a few years later, she continues to support this micro loan organization for military spouses and also gives generously every month to other causes she believes in.
“This is going to sound funny,” she confides, “but I’m a terrible salesperson. I don’t like pushing things on people. But I realized that in this business, I’m not just selling things, I’m sharing an opportunity.”
Jen didn’t know much about starting a virtual franchise, so she focused on what she did know, building her own self-confidence and that of those around her.
Because of the success of her virtual skincare business, Jen has redesigned life both for her and her family. While the business world can be cold, dark, and uncertain, Jen loves that her business is based on sharing and support. How does Jen measure her own success?
“Watching leaders grow. The more people I empower and the more leaders I build – that’s how I measure my success.”
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