I’ve started 2019 with a lot of changes and new beginnings. You are going to say that is so cliche, but for me it is the honest truth. TeaLife has been in business for over 8 years now. Mind you it started as a part time hobby, and has now evolved since then. At one time I only did it around my full time job and at the local mall during Christmas time. Then I adapted it into word of mouth marketing and the Direct Sellers model.
Now it is completely different. I’ve decided to simplify not only TeaLife, but my own life in general… And I have moved the business model into Affiliate Marketing. Why? Because it felt like a smarter direction. It gives people interested in the product a lot more freedom to do what they want, it is open to a larger audience, nor do I have to give it all away. Before this change there were monthly bonuses, gifts and rewards, large team commissions with loads of calculations and time spent on all of the above. Now the current software is easy peasy, less stress, smarter and easier to manage. Yay me!
What does that mean for me going forward? I am not sure at this point. I let go a lot of the “To Do’s” and “Hand Holding” by simplifying things. And now I feel how I felt when first starting TeaLife… A lone entrepreneur starting from scratch and trying to do it all.
All I wanted to do was sell great tea! That was my goal, and it grew into something I lost sight of… What my real purpose and reason was for starting this company.
I am not even sure why I started writing this post. I guess I thought it would be good to get it out there. Much like a lot of people, I am sorting through my own shit and trying to make it work. You know, the balanced life! So maybe you will read this to the end, or maybe not. One thing I have learnt through all of this mess of owning a business… There are a lot of people just like me/you in the same boat, trying to get their shit together. So if you reach out, someone will be there to help, give advice and listen. We are all the same, and you are not alone.
Cheers to drinking delicious tea that makes you happy!