SIMPLY YOU SHINING STAR:
Mukilteo, Washington - USA
Simply You Family Members Since January 2013
Her journey in direct sales has taught Leader Anna Rohrbough many things, including how to build a successful business. But one of the biggest lessons she learned is that is not about the product you sell, it’s the experiences and bonds you create with those you meet along the way.
Simply You: How did you learn about Simply You?
Anna: I learned about Simply You through a peer of mine. She was looking at the opportunity for herself and was looking to me for feedback. As I did some research and started finding out more information I quickly realized I was getting excited about the opportunity and I almost instantly knew I was going to join Simply You.
I had more questions to ask and things to think about but I knew from the beginning I was going to be a Simply You Leader. I kept asking myself… why wouldn't I want to be a part of a new company with a once in a lifetime Ground Floor Opportunity. I went through the risks and rewards and all I could see was how the potential was so great. I did not, nor do, come from a fear based life. I think any time we are faced with a situation that has a little bit of risk in it, personal or professional, I think this is the chance for true growth in your life. I took the risk and now love every part of my decision!!!
Simply You: What factors contributed to your decision to join Simply You? Anna: The most intriguing part was that I had the opportunity to be in on a Ground Floor Opportunity from the beginning and would be able to have input like I never had before. As I educated myself more about this company I became aware of Trevor Cohen and Giftcraft. I became more confident about the opportunity and support that a fairly new company would have from a man who had built a company to be named One of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies.
Also, I cannot sell what I don't believe in and I saw the quality of the company and I believed what I was told that customer service and the quality of the product was one of the top priorities of Simply You. I now know this to be true!
Simply You: What early challenges or concerns did you face and how did you succeed in overcoming them?
Anna: First, getting the motivation back to book parties. I believe this industry is all about Booking, Selling and Recruiting no matter what company you represent or what you sell. However if you don't BELIEVE in your company then you will NOT be self-motivated to Book, Sell or Recruit.
No incentive is going to get you over that obstacle. It takes effort to make a business happen. So once I joined SY I was so excited about the opportunity ahead of me and the way I was being treated - I WAS Motivated. I emailed, face booked and called (yes I actually called people) and told everyone about my new opportunity. I sent letters and really became an advertisement of happiness and joy. It radiated off of me! People were interested and intrigued. I quickly went from 0 bookings to 17 on my calendar!!! Again it took work and persistence and it still does but I have already made a difference and will continue to do so in all aspects of the business.
The next obstacle was reevaluating how to manage our family schedule again. With two kids in soccer and basketball, I'm like a taxi service some days. Between my kids and my very supportive husband (who works more than 60+ hours a week), I really had to talk to all of them about this new commitment! My 11-year old son helped me get over this obstacle. He told me that ‘he knew I was happiest when I was working and touching people’s lives so it was okay if I missed some soccer games!’
Simply You: To what do you attribute your success?
Anna: I think it is that I believe in the power of jewelry to empower women. For me, in a party environment, it’s about how am I going to empower that person in front of me. I think all fashion is about bringing out the best in someone. I truly look at a person and try and think about what might make her smile.
I know how it feels to have little kids and not get dressed some days. I also know how it feels to be dressed up in an office and feel invisible. I know how to change that for women. I educate them about the power of their choices and how one choice can change their day. I show my customers how one ring or one simple necklace can lift their mood, bring a smile and even make them more productive.
It's a powerful thing, the power of a compliment. That is what I bring to my customers - the power to create the environment they want to live in every day. I strongly believe that wearing jewelry isn't about the ‘big’ events in our life. I believe it is about expressing who we are everyday of our life. Some days it’s a tee-shirt and jeans with a pair of earrings. Others it’s an event at an auction with an attention getting bracelet. It is an expression of who we are in that moment, who we want to express to the world at that moment. I share all of this with everyone that invites me too.
I love continuing to learn new tricks and new fashion tips and I love learning how to inspire women to be their best. As I continue, I know I am growing and becoming who I am meant to be. I aspire to inspire women to empower themselves. Through Simply You I am able to bring this into the home environment with a laid back party atmosphere.
I believe it's not about jewelry it’s about how that jewelry makes us feel.
Simply You: What are your Simply You goals?
Anna: Big and little. My ‘Little Goal’, the one I am focused on every day is to keep the balance in my life between my family, friends and business. I have been in direct sales for 5 1/2 years and many times I have gotten a little too competitive with myself. Feeling like I had to prove myself to others or in reality, to prove to myself that I could be better. In the past the easiest way for me to do this was through personal sales. This is not my focus now. Don't get me wrong, I still want to continue to do an average of 6-8 shows with average sales at $750-$850 but I want to build others up to do the same.
My ‘Big Goal’ is centered around helping other women by giving them inspiration, the tools and guidance they need to become their own definition of a successful business person. We have the opportunity to bring this empowering feeling to all our team members. I want to empower each team member to create financial security and inspire them to manifest their own dreams. I want all of us to be a support system for those women that want this enough to take ACTION. We are here to share your successes and celebrate your failures (yes celebrate failure because that is when true growth happens). My team building goal is to have a room full of women who feel empowered and are taking action to create the business they want and that fits into their lives.
By being a part of Simply You I believe we have the opportunity to create abundance and happiness in all of our lives and those around us.