After a crazy week at work, (yes, believe it or not we do not spend our days at the office giving each other facials and doing visualization exercises) I was having a bit of a brain lock regarding what to post for this week’s blog. This morning, for some strange reason, I woke up with a song in my head that I heard yesterday when I was out for my morning jog and knew immediately what I would be writing about today. The song that I am referring to is titled, “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves”. In case you are not familiar with the song, it was a duo that was released in 1985 by Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin. Not only did it top the charts in both the US and the UK, but it also became an anthem for women at that time. The lyrics go something like this:
Now, there was a time
when they used to say
that behind ev'ry great man,
there had to be a great woman.
But oh, in these times of change,
you know that it's no longer true.
So we're comin' out of the kitchen,
'cause there's something we forgot to say to you.
We say, Sisters are doin' it for themselves,
standin' on their own two feet
and ringin' on their own bells.
I love this song and I love being part of the decades of change that we have seen across our great country where women are taking control and realizing the power of being a woman! I thank GOD every day that I am part of a company that celebrates women! I am honored to be part of a company where I know that many of the women in our sales organization bring in far more money than any one of us guys in the corporate office…including our President. As a woman, you are the backbone and the life-blood of our society…and there is not a man alive that doesn’t know that to be true!
We went through a branding exercise some time ago to evaluate the strength of our company name. Ever since I started BeautiControl in 1991, there have been discussions about our company name. There was argument that the name BeautiControl sounded somewhat “harsh” or “forceful”. I have always had the exact opposite opinion. BeautiControl means that women can take control of their destiny. They can control their time, control their income, control their business and have the flexibility and the funds to control what happens in her life and the lives of her family. In my mind, BeautiControl represents the beauty of being in control!
In a recent branding exercise, we have taken a look at variations of our name, and you will notice that we have taken a different approach on many of our pieces and you will see that we are using the initials BC. Of course, BC stands for BeautiControl…but there are so many other things that BC equates to that we found to be directly related to our business:
- BC = Be in Control
- BC = Be Compassionate
- BC = Be Creative
- BC = Be Courageous
- BC = Be Connected
- BC = Be Curious
- BC = Be Cheerful
- BC = Be Caring
- BC = Be Consistent
- The list is virtually endless….
When you add all of these together, the outcome is this:
- BC = Be Confident
Be confident in who you are as a woman. Be confident in who you are as a mother. Be confident in who you are as a spouse. Be confident in who you are as a business leader. Be confident in who you are in every thing you do.
This year, we joined forces with an organization founded by Tupperware Brands called, “Chain of Confidence”. Chain of Confidence invites women to share in the immeasurable rewards of self-confidence and ensures the next generation of women will benefit from this knowledge. Women connecting with one another creates an extraordinary source of strength, enabling them to feel confident in themselves, secure in their ability to succeed, empowered to make their voices heard and motivated to continually strive for greater achievements. Tupperware Brands' Chain of Confidence honors women around the world, and the profound, life altering impact that they can have on one another. The campaign celebrates the powerful bonds of friendship that connect women together and significantly shape who they are and who they have the potential to become. There are many issues and challenges facing women and girls around the globe, and by coming together we can help resolve challenges in our neighborhoods and across continents.
Chain of Confidence is not a charity. It is not a company. It is not exclusive to BeautiControl or to Tupperware…Chain of Confidence is a global MOVEMENT! It is a global community of women helping women to realize that you are all more alike than you are different! Whether you are in Beijing or in Baltimore, you, as women, face the same challenges every day. You are the backbone of your families, the pillars of your communities and the glue that holds the world together. You are our conscience, our heart and our strength.
When I began writing this blog, I reached out to all my BC Friends on Facebook to ask them to send me some ways that BeautiControl has helped them feel more confident…here are some of the responses that I received:
- Judy Lyon - I can be confident in sharing BeautiControl because I have proof that what I say is true. My skin has changed & I am more confident in my appearance. My family's life has changed because this business has allowed me to turn most financial 'emergencies' into 'inconveniences'. I love my job & bc spa!
- Heather Gage - BC has given me the confidence to know I am worth more than what the suites at my j.o.b think I am and has made be a better person. I Love BC!!!!
- Logan Ulrich Mynatt - The products are amazing, and sell themselves. I go to every spa confident in knowing what I have in my spa bag will help make women feel, and look better!!
- Michelle DePlanche Deen - Gives me confidence to know that we have the best products that provide the best results for the best price!
- Dawn Maczis Black - Gives me confidence and power to be able to leave my full time job and support myself and family through my own business!
- Melanie McColloch Merchant - BC gives me confidence because I know I am not alone. From my amazing team all the way up to the great Gary Jones, I know if I need something, someone is there!
- Debbie Schroeder - I know I look my best--great skin, good makeup techniques
- Terri Thomason Stevens - I am confident that in less than 5 minutes application time, I can look like I have used the most cutting edge, expensive, on-trend cosmetic products for half the price. That makes me one smart, sassy, beautiful 50 year old! =)
- Aida D Betancourt - BC has giving me the confidence to use and talk about the product everywhere I go! It Is that same confidence that helps me connect with the women at every spa and outside of spas. They feel my passion which translates to them feeling confident as well!
- Jennifer Ormsby Watson - Great products I can ALWAYS trust to make me look my best! :)
- Adonis Middlecoff - IFL makes me look younger= makes my confidence grow!!! Thank you again for that Gary!!!!
- Donna Jean Coppess - BC confidence shows through my 11 year old daughter! She is so happy to have me home more and can't wait to turn 18 and become a consultant herself!
- Cyndi Blau - no guess work...BC provides everything we need-training, products, literature, "game plan".....it's all there!
- Nancy Bunch Rooks - BC gives me the confidence to know that when I retire at the end of this school year I will have additional income that I can use to continue to do the "extra" things I like to do. Thanks, BC!
- Susanna Reffner - BC empowers you with phenomenal products, training, motivation, marketing tools, and on-going support to build and grow your business, unlike any other! I have the confidence knowing that in this shaky economy I have a job that I won't be laid off of and that I can help make a difference in peoples lives!
- Johanne Landrigan Diotte - BC gives me the confidence to know that I am sharing the best products on the market and the most amazing opportunity out there for anyone to make Any Time Money.
- Julie Marie Fielding - BC gives me confidence because I have been able to be confident in what I want to do with my future and dream big! I also love being confident that I can offer women the best skin care line at an extremely affordable cost! My confidence grows with every woman's life that I am able to change through BeautiControl!!
- Kari Sickinger - BC gives me the confidence to be my own boss, share world class product with everyone, and an amazing opportunity to earn limitless income! (Also, it gives me the confidence to look into the mirror each morning and say "hey, I don't think I'm going to wear makeup today" because my skin looks great just the way it is!
- Michelle Young - incredible products at a great price, amazing support team. i love BC!
- Christine Simon Elliott - BeautiControl enables me to look as beautiful on the outside as I feel on the inside!
- Sonja Souther Milsom - I've always believed confidence had a lot to do with attitude. Being a part of the BC family, the meetings, Celebration, the friendships all contribute to a positive attitude. And with a positive attitude and the confidence that brings, anything is possible.
- Kim Smith Donnelly - BC gives me confidence to help others look & feel their best & to know my dreams will come true through setting goals & working toward them.
- Tamara Shorter - BC allows me to share the opportunity to recreate confidence in every person touched by the BC experience along with the BEST products available that provide the BEST results for the BEST price.
- Karen Citrano Watson - BeautiControl's 'solid foundation' empowers me to 'confidently' share our Life-Changing Opportunity with EVERYONE!!!
- Carolyn Long - Beauticontrol has a awesome team that supports you all the way, The W.H.O. foundation is an awesome organization we support, The products are incredible. I Love BeautiControl!!
- Nicole Ruszala Rekart - BeautiControl, Has giving back my confidence I had lost, BC has given me back my dreams, BC has also made my acne disappear and my skin feel and look Youthful, BeautiControl listens to there team, The corporate America life changes when you sign your agreement. What I mean by this is that you can make corporate money and still have fun! I am so happy I have this company as my business. Thanks, Gary, for making products that are unbeatable. Sorry this is not a one-line comment, but BC is not a one-liner…it is so much more!
- Nkechi Odina-Seale - I'm confident that what ever the skin issue is, we have a treatment for that. I am confident that every time I leave my house I have an entire company supporting me in my business who really wants to see me be successful.
- Tiffany Syferd Lehman - BC has given me confidence to break down my personal walls and forced me to talk to others and share amazing products and in the mean time meet great friends!
- Misty Carr - BC gives me the Confidence to Dream Big and to help others to do the same.
- Katia Sarley - BC gives me confidence because when i start my spa I'm a stranger to most people there but I leave as a friend to all.
- Jennifer Rohlfs - BC gives me confidence by being able to start new each time I talk to someone at a spa or any where. No matter what I may have messed up last time! =) Mercies are new every day!
- Marian Lacy Alderson - BC gives me confidence due to reliability and integrity - we care about the quality of our treatments/products and if something doesn't "work: we're not opposed to rework it. BC gives me confidence because I know in my heart we are the best direct sales company in America. BeautiControl cares about us as people.
- Ardyce Roque - BC give me the confidence because of our great products and the opportunity to see others taking chances to be successful
- Lauri Lauer McClain - I always say BC because beauty doesn't have to be PAINFUL or PRICEY!!! And It makes me confident, because the products help me to shine and feel put together in any situation. :)
- Glenda VanOort DePenning - I just may be the only smart ass in the group, but I'm confident that at 47 I look younger and better than all my high school friends on Facebook! LOVE my BC!!
- Tennille L Kamish - by stepping out of my box with the bc opportunity, bc has helped me build confidence.
- Kristi Kirk - BC has given me the confidence that I never had. I feel I can do anything I set my mind to and the ability to enlighten and empower others that I meet. The product is AWESOME! And the company and the people ...are incredible! BC has changed my life and I am looking forward to helping others do the same. THANKS BeautiControl!!
- Kathy Stilwell - BC gives me confidence in myself. It has changed my complexion so much since I started using BC. BC cares about everybody and wants everyone to have the success, life changing experience. I love the way it makes people feel about themselves.
- Jennifer Gade Rowell - BC Gives me confidence because all the tools I need to succeed are there. The rest is up to me!
- Paula Boykin - BC give me confidence because I know the products we sell and share with others deliver the results they are intended to do.
- Gari Flowers - It is one of the things I said at BeautiU yesterday- You have the flexibility of bringing whatever you are good at to the table- the thing that makes "you who you are" - you just do that really well and you are successful ! It makes you feel really confident when you can be appreciated for who you are, and you can share with others that you don't have to be really good at what I'm good at- just be you and you will be successful being a really good YOU!!!
- Elizabeth Liscomb - For over 20 years, I have used our SkinLogics every morning and every night. I am confident that when I show our SkinCare to new Clients, they will love it and get the results. At a recent Spa, other 50 year olds ( I am 53!) looked at me and said " Your skin is so beautiful...can we catch up?!" Absolutely!
- Allison Delia - I wouldn't be selling something I did not BELIEVE in and that shows in your personality.
- Wendy Friesen Stewart - Good Morning Gary, for myself, using BeautiControl products and knowing for myself they're great, gives me confidence in selling BeautiControl.
- Terri King - Gives me confidence because I have seen the amazing results time and time again. It shows on me and people notice, it shows on our clients as they notice the difference as well. This includes my young clients using our CLEAR products. I have teenagers (many young men playing sports) addicted to their clear products) Literally asking their parents to buy more. Now to me that is Confidence in a bottle! Thank you Gary and BC Spa!
- Dawn Griffin Phipps - because of BC i gain much more than confidence! I have a gain self worth, because i am able to help empower & change women's lives every single day. Because of BC I was able to realize I deserve to be successful. Success is defined many different ways but for me it is having this huge extended family of people that GOD has put in my path to cheer me on even when I didn’t feel like cheering myself. It is the amazing friendships that I have been blessed to gain. You and your teams give us the best products out there and that’s a no-brainer and because of that we can show our products with confidence that we have the best and that our products deliver results beyond compare.
- Connie Jensen Slingluff - Once you introduce the products, they sell themselves.
- Jackie Wheeler - Confidence to share BC with everyone because of great products and opportunity.
- Marie Dubus Garrett - BC has empowered not only me with the confidence of financial independence but it also has empowered my two daughters, because of they see me achieve my goals, to be all that they can be and they can achieve their goals!
- LuAnn Vula - The mineral make-up and the best skin care products around give me the confidence I need knowing I look my best to face the day. The makeup going on so flawlessly and easily anyone can do it.
- Vicki Foan Riddle - BC is a real confidence builder because of all the help that is given to us by the company, other teams in BC and it is given not only with knowledge, but with caring! A REAL genuine "You can do it" attitude.
- Paula White - The training we receive and information we get about the product, what is in it and what it will do for us and others. Also we know that when someone tries the product it will do what we tell them it will.
- Lorene Harmala - BC............the more you do, the more confident you become! Action conquers FEAR (False Expectations Appearing Real)! Having something to share, that everyone loves, makes it easy to feel wonderful about what you do....creating confidence!
- Missy Buchanan Ruiz - Every product produces the results it promises, so I feel confident & honest selling to women because I know from using them they will be worth my clients' hard-earned money.
- Amy Diederichs Pietrucha - Quality and affordable products that really work. I have used them personally and can truly speak and sell from the heart. Every day I leave my home, or head out to a spa, I know I have the best products with me to use and share with others.
- Ann Odle - I always feel like I look my best (even w/out makeup now) since I've started using BC skincare. I've even found myself act like a walking commercial when people compliment my skin/makeup/even my perfume (usually the LOS cologne!)
- Lorna Stratton Sparks - BC gives me confidence because Corporate understands the importance of their Consultants to the Company. BC has unmatched product & company integrity and customer/consultant support. BC Spa Forever! :-) After attending BeautiU yesterday ~ my trainer asked if I learned anything. I said, "Yes, I learned I'm in the right place at the right time with the right people, the right company for the right purpose." That's my confidence.
- Laura Morlando - BC=Be Confident. Realizing the true power & beauty inside you by helping you feel your best, connect with others to bring out your best and achieve your best every day!
- Kathy Jones Lupi - Simply because it works: both the products AND the business!
- Sally Vizthum - Since joining BC I have the confidence to turn 50 proudly!
- Roberta Barrington - BeautiControl has given me healthy skin that I do not have to hide under makeup before leaving the house!
- Pam Hornaday - Be Beautiful on the inside first, add confidence with BeautiControl on the outside.
- Teena AbuHamdeh - BeautiControl gives me confidence because my skin looks wonderful and I know we have the best products out there! Our anti-age and repair products are phenomenal!!
- Candice McMunn - makes the impossible ..... I’m possible
- Erin Engnell - BC gives me confidence because I know our products are cutting edge, do exactly what you say it will and I know that I have the best company behind me. I realized this at both our conferences this year. I was in a wheel chair at leadership and I just have to say thank you to all of our BC Consultants and staff that helped me out you all truly touched my heart in a way I will never forget! (I still get teary eyed think about it)
- Sharon Hughes - I quit my job after going back after mat leave - I used to come home miserable and grumpy from work and now when I do a spa, I come home confident that I not only did my best, and had fun, and so did the ladies but I'm confident that I am being a positive role-model to my daughter because she sees me doing something I love and is seeing that work can = happy mummy!
- Gina Trottier - BC has made me the leader that I was meant to be through outstanding products, training & encouragement!!!!
- Nancy Hillier O'Leary - Support from all other BCer's
- Christi Lacey - BC gives me the opportunity to be who I want to be, where I want to go, and how I want to get there!
- Laura McLean - With BC I have achieved things I never dreamed Laura was capable of. I know now that through this company I can do anything, have anything, and be anything I choose to be. This truly is a personal growth experience with a big fat paycheck attached!
- Susan Murphy Smith - BC gives me confidence because we have the history of being a company who produces results-giving products, support to consultants from corporate and other sister-consultants, & a great career plan.
- Julie Treadway - Hey Gary, this is great! I love that you're getting the consultants involved! I happen to be a consultant & I do have something to add. I get nervous speaking in front of a group, but BeautiControl has really helped me get the confidence I need to just say I can do this & do it!
- Sarah Dorris - BC Gives Me Confidence AND Proof, That I Can Do Anything I Set My Mind To, From Clear Skin to a Clear Mind!
- Kathy Braby - BC gives me the ability to truly be Me. I know I can do anything, be anything, go anywhere, and reach any dream I have!
- Jackie Freuchtel - 50+ looking -50
- Tami Gragert - The BC Mustang is great, but the biggest gift BC has given me over the years is self confidence and self esteem. The products have changed the outside and the training and leadership has changed me on the inside. BC is a company that has ♥ and I’m so thankful for being a part of BC for almost 9 years and for being a “user” for 17 years. Thank you, Gary. Now I am teaching my 17 year old daughter everything that BC has taught me.
- Kellie King - BC gives me confidence because I know I can turn anyone's day into a good one with some simple spa time :)
- Mindy Lacy Clark - BC gives me the confidence to be a proud American woman who has the power to control my own path and help others to change their lives and their own path in the direction they want.
- Lynda Alexander - BC gives me confidence because I have seen the changes in so many women from a relaxing hour at a spa, to transforming her face with skincare/makeup, to changing her life and her family's with our career opportunity. With BC everyone can be confident, every day!
- Christine DeRoner - BC=Confidence it is through BC that I have learned how to reach deep within myself to find ME. That is what gives me confidence to empower other women by sharing the BC opportunity to change their lives for the better without them knowing it could get better.
- Beth Padgett - BC gives me the confidence to live the life I love!
- Diane Lynn Wroten - BC makes me feel special and has helped my skin look younger and clearer!
- Kimberley Harrell Huggins - I like telling people that I have my own business - I find that empowering! I also like that when I pick up a magazine and see the "latest" regarding skincare, spa or makeup that I already know everything they're telling me!
- Helen Reid Leggott - The BeautiControl products make me feel good and look my best! That makes me feel confident. I believe in the products that I sell and in the Company!
- Chrissy Arburn Hogan - I gain confidence when I am able to help another woman with her skin care problems.....knowing that I make a difference by sharing these awesome products.
- Maria Garcia - BC give me confidence because it works!
With my clients, my consultants, in my business, my life style, and make me stronger person knowing that I can never say, "I don’t have money"
- Marjorie Lou Ecker - Because I look 50 instead of almost 65 and this old face has seen a lot of sun and is going to see a lot more.
- Patti Sawyer - Since using BC products, people ask me what I am doing differently to myself, that I love healthier and younger. Not only does that build up my self confidence but my fear of interacting with others because I am so much older than most of my work mates and friends...now I feel at least in looks we are on equal ground. So they don't look up to me as a mom anymore but as an equal on par for any interaction. And I love hearing the question and answering, “yes, I have been using new products from BeautiControl and eating healthier. I have learned to take a few minutes every day just for me.”
- Trudy Birkland - Carl Jung suggested that confidence comes from knowing you are doing the best you can with what you have, and, knowing you are making a difference in others lives. This is why i love BC products! The scars from the worst night in my life are gone. i am saving money. and i am helping others.. Wow. What more can you ask for in a job!
- Marian Lacy Alderson - Love looking 52 and I'm really 53 - its all because of BeautiControl incredible products/treatments. Like Gary, I am a product junkie - they don't work if you don't use them.
- Fran Boytos - it's all about reaction, response, and then reflect...ahhhhhh!
- Diana Taylor Baker - For me, BC gives consultants the confidence to be passionate without feeling the need to be perfect. Acceptance.
- Pam Driesenga - helping other women look and feel better about themselves gives me confidence
- Kathleen Carroll Wruck - BC has given me the confidence to feel good about how I look and feel. Sharing SPA with others has enabled me to come out of my shell and enjoy life!
- Elizabeth Pietrzak - BC has taught me that I can make a difference in a woman's level of hope: When I share BC with her, she begins to dream- and her dreams keep her hoping for the best for tomorrow.
- Candice Boike Olberding - BC gives me confidence because BC believes in me & I believe in BC & their treatments!
- Jill Bridges Denson - BC gives me confidence because I love the way my skin looks after using the products for 20 years! I also have confidence because our BC research institute provides us with the leading edge products and info.
- Sherry Goodson Hill - Seeing is believing ... seeing what it has done for my skin ... & seeing what it's done for others' skin as well. I always say: "They try it they buy it". Products such as our TFF I can't keep in stock. BC ROCKS !!!!!
- Renee Thetford-Furlow - It's like someone turned on a switch inside of me. I have changed the way I look at EVERYTHING! I've even lost 7 pounds in the 33 days I've been with BC. I'm not the same person I was 33 days ago. The confidence is even in my voice.
- Deborah Mims Hunt - BC = confidence because our products make us look good and feel great! And I am confident we can change lives.
- Susan Lovelace Ramsey - After 13+ years of seeing RESULTS from day one...namely on myself first...it's easy being confident with the products...because I KNOW THEY WORK. Working from home…loving what I do…making great money…and helping others…WHO could ask for more? Makes being confident in the career opportunity easy to promote.Working from home...loving what I do...making great money...and helping others...WHO could ask more more? Makes being confident in the carrer opp EASY to promote!
I think it is obvious, by reading the responses above that BC = Be Confident. Thank you so much, my friends, for your contribution to this blog. Your enthusiasm and support continues to amaze me, humble me and energize me. If you want to share the reasons that BC makes you confident, click on the “comments” section below and share your thoughts.
To celebrate the confidence that we bring to women all across the country, we have created an exclusive lip color that we have named “Color of Confidence”. This beautiful shade of pink is not only on trend for the season, but is a color that has heart. For each tube of Color of Confidence Lip Color that is purchased, half of the proceeds go to support our own charitable organization, the WHO Foundation. The WHO (Women Helping Others) Foundation established in 1993 is committed to encouraging women everywhere to help others through community service; supporting organizations dedicated to the needs of women, children and families in crisis. Since its inception, the WHO Foundation has granted more than $3.5 million to other non-profit organizations supporting such issues as teen pregnancy, rape, education, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, and domestic violence.
As you can tell, so many women in this great company find confidence every day through this amazing organization. If you ever had trouble finding the words to share this opportunity with other women, then all you have to do is read the responses above. Find your “WHY” and the rest will follow. BeautiControl offers so much more than words alone can describe. We should be sharing this opportunity with every person we know! Be confident in what you do, who you are and the power that you have to help change the life of every woman you come in contact with!
I hope you all have an amazing week filled with the confidence that you are part of amazing family here in Dallas that supports you in every step of your journey!!!!