I was just 19 when my mom and I attended a Tastefully Simple taste-testing party. There were multiple tables filled with ladies from all walks of life, and I was so impressed with the products and how they seemed to attract attention from just about ANY type of person!
Later I hosted a party as a fundraiser for Rise Above Seizures Walk for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. It was so easy, so fun, and so successful! As I saw my family, friends, and neighbors enjoying the samples, I once again realized how the products drew everyone in.
The business opportunity interested me, but being a woman with epilepsy, especially having grand mal seizures, I doubted I could have my own business. Still, after the party, I talked with my husband about the idea. And during the walk, I sealed my deal with myself that I was going to give it a shot! The next day I called my consultant back and said, "Sign me up!" She was so surprised, as we hadn't even talked about the idea!
Despite my initial fears, I quickly discovered that I totally CAN succeed with my own business. In fact, I’m proud to say it has become my career. I work my business as often as I can, but always around my family's schedule. I never have to miss any of my kids' school programs or events.I have the time to be a mom, wife, daughter, Girl Scout leader and a committee member for the Epilepsy Foundation. And still have plenty of self-time during the day when the kids are at school.
Best of all, my stress level has gone down so much since I started TS that I actually haven't had a seizure since I started! And I LOVE traveling, but after so many years of not being able to afford it, I never thought I'd have the luxury of traveling abroad again. Yet with Tastefully Simple, I am living out my dreams, traveling so luxuriously on the incentive trip that I earned. The incentive trips offer the opportunity to go places and do things that are on my bucket list, like swimming with the dolphins in Punta Cana and visiting Mayan ruins during the upcoming Party to Paradise trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
I also love that Tastefully Simple has helped our family eat much more healthfully than we used to, and it just keeps getting better. As a mom of two little girls, I’m surprised at how much they’ve noticed how my business has impacted me. I have gained so much self-confidence, and my girls see that and are gaining it in themselves as well.Priceless! They are expanding their view of what a successful person can look like and what options they have in life. Love it!
Most of all,I am most excited about being able to truly live life without any fear! I know that with this business I always have a great reason: A great reason to reach out! A great reason to make new friends! A great reason to create new opportunities! A great reason to make more money! A great reason to grow! And a great reason why I never have to fret!
If you've read this far, then you know why you should join Tastefully Simple, too. It's life-changing, in the most amazing ways!
Desiree Gregorich (MN)