Let's cut right to the chase. Do you think I am trying to rip you off? Do you get the heebie-jeebies because a friend is selling something, and they might want to try to sell it to you? Do you feel like friendships get used and abused and scammed?
Unfortunately, the answer to that last question is yes.
Admittedly, I used to get the heebie-jeebies and sometimes still do. But like you've always heard it said, you need to consider the source! I honestly don't think that any of us are falling for the "get rich quick" schemes. Many people are just looking for another way to help pay bills. However, there are hundreds (and yes I do mean hundreds) of us who are using the proceeds from these endeavors to support people/families/children in foreign (third world) countries, to fund adoptions, to pay for infertility treatments, or to invest back into other's lives through non-profits, mission work, and programs with community building initiatives. So before you click unfriend, unfollow, or block, simply consider the heart behind the sale. Don't be hateful. Raise your hand if you saw the viral video on Facebook of the mom crying with her towel on her head about being hated on because of her work-from-home job. Your words, even your clicks, are powerful. Choose to support well instead of critiquing harshly. And you never know, investing in some of these things may actually have the ability to drastically change your life.
I have to be candid here. When I first started luxe|wise, my main goal was to help you find ways to save your money more than find ways to help you save your health. But I've quickly realized that so many of us don't comprehend AT ALL that we are shoving things onto and into our bodies that CONTAIN CANCER CAUSING CHEMICALS all to save a buck!!! Is it really worth that to you? Would we rather save our money than save our health? We need to do the math. Let's crunch the numbers.
Look, as a mom of three children under the age of 2 at one point in life, I was an AVID supporter of Amazon Subscribe & Save and Amazon Prime. (Still a member, no worries. Can't beat shopping with a click when life is spinning wildly around you.) So I'm not hating on Amazon, but I want to challenge you to think of buying from and supporting your friends as a "Subscribe & Save" your health, not to mention upholding the causes that their hearts are behind. Many of these companies have systems set up that are "subscribe and save" options. You subscribe to their Preferred Customer or VIP program, and you save with free shipping and discounted prices as well as access to sales that the general public never sees. All the while, you are actually buying a BETTER product AND supporting someone you love. When you break it down like that, it is nothing but a win/win situation in my opinion.
And to prove to you that the proof is in the pudding, I want to share the stories of some of my friends who are doing exactly that. So sit back and take a read or save the link for later. But know that you will not finish this article and be left unchanged or uninspired. I love my friends and their hearts. And after you hear their stories, you will too. Let's hear what they have to say:
Thanks for doing this, Camifer! Love you!!
God took an obsession with skinny and turned it into a passion for wellness. These products have made me feel well in a way I didn't know was possible and have allowed me to physically operate as my best self. Plexus is a plant-based line of health and wellness products that target gut health, blood sugar regulation, and the reducing of inflammation within the body. We believe these are the 3 keys to total body health.
I am a Silver Ambassador with Plexus Worldwide and live in Pekin, Illinois. Plexus is a health and wellness company based out of Scottsdale, Arizona whose products are natural, plant-based and fit into numerous lifestyles such as those who follow a gluten free diet. I started my Plexus journey out of curiosity and skepticism. I worked out regularly (6 days a week) and ate pretty healthy. However, I did not feel my best which was frustrating as I thought I was doing everything right. Little did I know how much improving my gut health would help so many aspects of my life. Right away I noticed some skin "irritations" that I had on my legs and hands stopped itching and eventually cleared up completely. Increased energy, reduced sugar cravings, less inflammation and bloating, and more regular visits to the bathroom all changed! Over time many more benefits have surfaced such as better sleep, losing inches, less snacking and feeling more satisfied from eating a reasonable portion, and best of all (for me at least) faster recovery and less soreness after workouts! I have people on my team who have been able to kick their soda and coffee habits and have been able to eliminate their prescription medications; there are so many amazing testimonies!! Going through a divorce and having to be on my own for a while also made me really appreciate the extra income I was able earn while helping others with their health. I love being a Plexus Ambassador as I get to share products that can lead others to better health and wellness!!
I love love your videos!! Thanks for giving shout outs to the MLM world.
As you may know, I sell Usborne :) I originally joined to build be my kiddos' library, but since then my "why" has changed! 😉 We've been able to save most of my Usborne pay checks to help finance our adoption! 🎉 We have a Home Study scheduled for April with Life Choices here in Memphis, so if you think about it pray for us. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Here's my website: k4019.myubam.com
I saw your live video and love the idea of this feature in your blog. I'm a sales consultant with Mary Kay, and I've had my business for 4 years.
My personal website address is www.marykay.com/trussum
Thank you so much for taking time to help me and so many other small business owners. Our kids were in CK dance tumble class together last year, and my family and I are members of LF Church Southaven campus. That is what my business supports. I love being a part of this!!
Thanks so much!!
Well you knew you would hear from me! Duh.
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Like I said before, these are just a few of the MANY friends who have stories of supporting total health, families, local communities, adoptions, and more. I love that I get to jump on board with these friends. And I love that I am a part of a company that makes healthy products and invests in the lives they touch! If you want to join me and become a part of MONAT Global, just click this link. My hope is that your heart and perspectives change, and you take the chance to back your community and those around you too.