One of my favorite things about being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator and in Direct Sales is that I am in business for myself but not by myself. 

I have all the luxury of being self employed without the financial commitment/strain/angst. 

I get to make decisions about my business and run it mostly the way I want 😉 without the huge headaches of inventory, suppliers, employees, warehouse space, shipping, etc

Yes, those things might affect my business, but I am not involved in those strategic decisions every day.


but part of being self employed is that it is tough to turn it off.

Most days I work from the time I get up until I go to bed, and I know you have days like that too.

I work a  lot of weekends which means no days off

and with the beauty of the internet I work on vacations too


And I hang out with people who do what I do, so talking shop happens all day, everyday.


I am going to bet you are shaking your head yes to all of those things as well.

Great life balance, right?



So here is what I do:

I have a saying posted in my office: "Direct sales is what I do not who I am"

And I have a list of all the other things I really am:

  • mom
  • daughter
  • wife
  • friend
  • yoga nut
  • Christian
  • dog mama
  • diy crafter
  • hostess with the mostest
  • and more…..


and I make sure I schedule time to honor all these parts of me.

It is too easy to wrap myself up n the cocoon of Direct Sales, put my head down and work.

So I look at this list of what I really am, and schedule time to honor each of them. 

A balanced life doesn't just happen, it takes a real commitment.

(and I am not talking about daily balance, I am talking life balance)

but it is important

because Direct Sales is what I do, not who I am


Make Money

Have Fun

Change Your Little corner of the World


xo, lisa