Our Featured Guest Blogger this week is the Spectacular Jenifer Savage. She reminds us Direct Sales can be so much more than extra cash. Read on to find out how Jenny’s new customer confided in her and shared how the product quite literally saved her life!!
Some people join direct sales because they love the product, some people join because they love the sisterhood, some people join because they love the recognition. Few join realizing they can change a life forever. When I joined Origami Owl Custom Jewelry, it was because I loved the product. Beautiful jewelry that tells a person story drew me in, tugged on the strings of my heart, and made me certain I had found something special.
However, I had no idea how special until I was set up at a vendor event and a young mom approached my table looking for a chain for her locket. As I was helping her pick out her chain and making small talk, she began to open up to me about her struggle with depression.
With tears in her eyes, she showed me her locket. It contained a mom charm and three little birthstone charms representing each of her children. She told me how she needed a new chain because there is not a day that she can go without wearing her locket.
When I asked her why, she went on to tell me about a night several months earlier when she was determined to end her life. She drove around weeping while searching for a place to proceed with her heartbreaking plan. As she pulled into a remote parking lot, she sat there with tears streaming down her face, searching for some small ray of hope. Something caught her eye, she glanced down and caught a glimpse of her childrens’ birthstones and realized she has every reason to live.
Now with tears streaming down my face, I embraced her. When I asked her how she was doing, she assured me she had sought out help for her depression. Together, we picked out the perfect chain and put her Locket of Hope on it. I will never forget that encounter and how blessed I am to be a part of an industry that is centered on making a difference in people’s lives.
Jenifer (Jenny) Savage is a Director with Origami Owl and has a team of over 700 people. Jenny is known by her love for the Lord, her family and her dog, Ellie.