Morning Thoughts

Hello Lovelies,

I awoke this morning thinking of you (of course).

On my mind and in my grateful heart was appreciation and love for you and for our leaders who continue to lead with a fair hand, love, intelligence, and honor. I sat in a room filled with female CEOs these past few days and held my head high as I know we have always done – and will continue to take the “high road” in all matters as it pertains to our professional behavior within our industry while setting the standard for the good, ethical behavior of women in business and toward other companies and their people (of whom we shall not name in particular ).

With challenging days behind us, we’ve pulled through a period of growth most have not been able to endure; simultaneously, on top of that – we did so over the summer months, which are usually the slowest three months of the year. Still, with over 300% increases over the same months as last year applied to such large numbers – well, it’s just simply amazing, and you all did it with grace.

Despite the typically slower summer months, sales continue in a record-breaking, extremely robust, and consistent manner, and I know you are finally witnessing now – the normal course of business volume minus “panic-buying” of surplus stock. Every week, we continue to build existing inventories and add new shades/products to restore the selection to that of a complete line (about 90% at week’s end). Those in your downlines who have (or are in the process of building) a proper customer base are consistently placing and receiving orders on an “as-needed” basis without fear of out-of-stocks. Proper inventory-build techniques are, especially now, essential to understand. As we continue our product selection build, you will learn of new products/shades yet to be discussed and released – and which are all strategically planned to continue enhancing the business prosperity for you and your downlines.

With the close of August growing near, make sure to prepare for the fourth quarter – the largest quarter of the year. Kids are back to school, and vacations become a sweet memory; families return to normal schedules, and women in charge can turn more of their focus to ensure increased productivity within their existing (or new) business. Make sure your personal bookings are in order and your SeneSentials support training calendar has been completed and filled with trainings to support your power pockets and your own area trainings for the remaining calendar months of the year. The larger your fourth quarter is, the greater the number of newbies that will join your downline (along with their new customers) and the larger your numbers will roll into the 1st quarter of the New Year 2018.

I am oh-so-proud of you, and my heart is full. I pray many blessings and God’s speed for each and every one of you and your families.

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LipSense Featured in Times Square with New Billboard Contest!

Hello my lovelies!

I’m ecstatic to share that in the last few weeks, our company has been projecting a fantastic digital billboard for LipSense up in the heart of Times Square!

We took the family out to the Big Apple to get up close and personal with our new ad, and it was a thrilling experience to see our product lit up for all of New York City to see! Here we are pictured with the gorgeous Australian Sapphire Crown Princess Chantelle Patu, featured on our LipSense billboard. And this week, we have an upcoming brand new design that showcases our Ruby Crown Princess Summer Alvarez!

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I encourage you to go check out the LipSense billboard for yourself if you get the chance! The ad is located on the northeast corner of 47th Street and 7th Avenue, attached to the Double Tree Suites Hilton, above the Broadway billboards, and across from the famous TKTS glowing red stairs.

The Times Square billboard will display our ad several times an hour, up until the end of this year; you might even catch it displayed during a broadcast of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving parade or the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop!

I know my Distributors are all wondering how they too can be on our SeneGence billboard. It just so happens that a few days ago – we launched an exciting “See Yourself on the SeneGence Billboard” Contest! Many thanks to our CSO, Chris Simonian and the beautiful Ruby CP Summer Alvarez, for flying out to New York to film the contest video.

 

Get creative – you have until the end of this month to enter! See our official rules and details here: http://bit.ly/SeneBillboardContest

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Lessons Learned Over The Years

Hello, Lovelies!

Upon reflecting on how far we’ve come (thanks to our gorgeous Distributors), I wanted to share a little background and a few lessons I have learned over the years. I hope you can glean from them, too.

Most would describe the early years of SeneGence as tumultuous, a real whirlwind. I held fast to my faith and often thought back to the days working alongside my stepfather, readying a store for a grand opening. The lessons I learned from him and Grandpa have played a large role in our success with SeneGence.

My stepfather, whom I refer to as “Dad Jerry,” is one of the great influences on the way I view business and life. He was the Senior VP of Merchandising at Sav-On and often allowed me to shadow him, absorbing every bit of information and knowledge I could. One of the most important things Dad taught me was the importance of hard work, and that we become what we think. Dad inspired me in so many ways; he taught me early on to direct resources to the benefit of others and success will follow.

Dad Jerry focused his career on delivering value to consumers for a fair return to his employer. It is a little-known fact that my Dad was instrumental in creating the widely popular program of purchasing less expensive generic drugs from pharmacies. He devoted a great deal of time researching and working out the complexities of offering off-brand drugs that perform in the same way as major brands. This program was implemented throughout the company and eventually adopted widely at pharmacies across the nation. This is only one of the many beneficial practices Dad helped to implement for the benefit of others, all of which helped define in me a desire to develop beauty products that really work. Always prioritize benefitting others.

My Grandpa taught me that fear is relevant to the potential for harm, but you can protect yourself against just about anything if you understand what the danger may be, anticipate it, and prepare yourself. This lesson helped me handle many challenges and gave me the confidence to tackle obstacles that came my way. I understood from a young age that, when confronting any puzzle, I was to learn from it in preparation for the next. I was always to trust my inner voice and work toward the solutions needed, regardless of how hard it may seem to be. The confidence that comes from this trust has been one of the many great blessings in my life. It’s allowed me to accomplish what I’ve been sent here to do. Understanding the role of fear and knowing how to prepare yourself is key.

And so, in the early years of SeneGence, I held fast to my faith and the lessons learned in my youth. I am so pleased to share knowledge with you now and hope it benefits you, too. The foundation of our success is you, our wonderful Distributors. You are dynamic and brilliant, beautiful inside and out, and your friendship makes life a joy for me and my family.

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Breaking Ground on New Opportunities!

Hello my Lovelies! Exciting achievements, changes and improvements are happening every day at SeneGence. All members of SeneGence, including each of our Leader Distributors and staff, have been working diligently to support the amazing growth we are currently experiencing, and prepare for even more growth in the future.

I’d like to look back at our exciting Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting ceremonies that took place in Sapulpa, Oklahoma in October.

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Hundreds of Distributors, citizens of Oklahoma, dignitaries, and SeneGence staff members gathered together on the site of the future SeneGence Midwest Distribution Center in Oklahoma to celebrate a great moment in SeneGence history. The SeneGence Midwest Distributor Center will employ many in the local community, positively contribute to the local, state, and national economies, and serve the needs of thousands of SeneGence Independent Distributors who make a SeneGence career their livelihood. At the groundbreaking site, very near where I grew up, we all gathered around to hear inspiring speeches from several people who have contributed greatly to the growth and success of SeneGence, including Senator Ted Fisher. Senator Fisher has always believed in the success of SeneGence. His support is hugely valued and appreciated.

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We were also honored with the presence of Lieutenant Governor Todd Lam, who spoke of the amazing partnership between the great state of Oklahoma and SeneGence. The entire SeneGence staff and I feel like we really “won” with his support and friendship!

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SeneGence invited the Sapulpa High School band to perform the National Anthem and America the Beautiful. They did a fantastic job!

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Finally, over 50 of our Crown Princess and Queen Distributors dug their glittering gold and blue shovels into the ground and officially started the construction process!

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It was a beautiful event filled with well wishes for success and excitement for the future with SeneGence and Oklahoma. My heart was truly touched when I had the chance to stand back and see you all being a part of a dream coming true, bringing SeneGence back to my hometown.

After the Groundbreaking Ceremony, everyone headed over to the beautiful new Oklahoma Distributor Center & Warehouse in downtown Sapulpa to celebrate its grand opening. Oklahoma State Leader and Sapphire Queen Dawn Christian helped us officially cut the ribbon and open the doors.

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Guests toured our band new facilities, enjoyed a delicious meal, and danced the night away on our “hoe-down” floor. It was so much fun!

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The future is bright for SeneGence- brighter and more dazzling than ever before. We welcome all to join us on this amazing journey to success, as we work towards a future filled with love and abundance!

Love,

Joni

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Web Improvements, Additions and Preparations at SeneGence!

Welcome to a new, exciting season with SeneGence. With Halloween just around the corner, the winter holiday season is at our doorstep in the US. The time is right to plan for success within your business. What do you dream about accomplishing this season? An increased commission check for your family, earning the SeneStar trip to Cabo San Lucas and treating your significant other or family member to a first-class vacation, or perhaps qualifying for your very own SeneCar? If you dream it, you can do it with SeneGence. After all, “A Goal is a Dream with a Deadline.”

The possibilities are limitless, but you must envision your achievements now, and set your sales and sponsoring plans to see them through over the next few months, the largest two quarters of our Seminar Year. October is the time to resolve to finish out your 2016 year strong with the holiday selling season, followed by moving into success during the first “New Year’ quarter of 2017.

Here are some exciting improvements and additions SeneGence has made this month, to give you the tools you need to succeed:

New website– you may have noticed that SeneGence.com has received a complete overhaul in design, with a beautiful new look, better functionality, and ability to be easily navigated on mobile phones! The public website is a great resource to you for finding out and sharing product and program information, signing up new Distributors, and more. Most often, the solutions to your problems and answers to your questions can be found on the public site and in your Distributor Back Office. Invest a few minutes and get to know the new site.

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• New SeneService Email program- starting this month, the SeneService email that goes to you and your Customers will have a completely new, modern design that is enjoyable and fun to read, and can be easily viewed on a mobile phones. This new design also comes with more tools for you, the Distributor, to receive information in a Dashboard that will help you follow up with those who open your email. We will notify you as soon as you are able to use the dashboard. The best part? SeneService is FREE to all Distributors- input your Customers in your Back Office.

• New SeneDerm Solutions Facial Resurfacer- for those of you who love and miss the old formula Polishing Exfoliator, you are going to love the brand new Facial Resurfacer! It is a more powerful buffer with larger grains of Vanuatu Volcanic Ash. I know you are going to love adding this product to your skin care regimen.

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• Exciting Planning for PIT Stop Glam It Up!- PIT Stop is an opportunity for every Maiden and above to receive advanced business training with a focus on professional SenseCosmetics application. Enjoy two days of training, networking and hands-on SenseCosmetics application this January with Lead SeneGence MUAs. Register in your Back Office now!

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With the upcoming Halloween holiday in mind, conceptualize creative ways to market your business and offer long-lasting SenseCosmetics and the SeneGence Career Opportunity. Keep your eyes peeled for this month’s SeneService email (in the brand new, mobile friendly design!), as it will contain several Halloween glamour looks your Customers will love. Experiment with some Halloween looks on yourself, snap a picture, and share on your Facebook or Instagram page, with a caption such as, “Contact me to get a spooky SeneBlends makeover for your Halloween bash. Best part? Your frightfully gorgeous look will last all night long, without smudging or running, and will simultaneously provide anti-aging benefits to your skin!” The power of picture sharing on social media is undeniable. Post a great Halloween look and watch as you get “likes,” “shares,” and message requests to set up appointments. Be sure to also hand out Career Opportunity Brochures and Beauty Books to all of the adults who accompany their Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween. A sweet treat for the children, and a life-changing career opportunity for the parent!

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Have a wonderful and prosperous October, and as always, choose to live life in love and abundance…then work for it!

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Jumping into a Successful New Season

Hello Lovelies!

We are past the half-way mark of our 2nd quarter here at SeneGence, and what a successful and exciting one it has been so far! SeneGence continues to break records as we welcome many new Distributors to our company daily, and our Royal Court continues to expand. Each morning, I beam with pride when I see all the new Royal Court rank increases (in all countries) and the congratulations and excitement that follow on Facebook. Our culture of providing empowerment for each other only continues to grow as the company does, and nothing could make me more proud than to witness this amazing SeneSynergy flourish. We have also welcomed many new Crown Princesses this quarter, who achieved their $1 million dollar teams- many in just a few months since joining! Congratulations to you- I know the hard work and determination that went into this achievement. To all who have reached their goals or are on-track to doing so- you set a wonderful example and are inspiration for all women to see what’s possible when they decide to succeed with SeneGence.

As we wind down one season and move into the busy holiday season, be prepared for exciting opportunities to grow your SeneGence business!

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In the US, Schedules will be changing with children going back to school, and parents will be looking for ways to add flexibility to their schedules and opportunities for additional income. This is a fantastic time to offer SeneGence products that really work to parents at your children’s school, and the Career Opportunity to new coaches, teachers, or anyone interested in additional income and great products at a discount. Maximize your Demo opportunities by inviting teachers and moms to be Hostesses. Make sure to also give them the opportunity to take advantage of the Partner For Profits program, which allows your Customers to share SeneGence products with others, take orders, and share the profits with you! This is a fantastic idea for parents looking to raise money for their child’s sports team or class trips. And, once they see how easy it is to share products that really work with others, they will be eager to sign up as a Distributor on your team and reap the benefits of our generous compensation plan.

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Autumn is my favorite time of the year here in North America – I always look forward to feeling the chill in the air, seeing the trees and plants change to gold and crimson, and spending precious time with my family and friends. Get into the autumn spirit by filling your booking calendar with fall-themed Demos and SeneBlends makeovers. Send out invitations now for your Halloween Demo, as calendars will begin to book up fast with all of the school and community happenings during this busy holiday. Keep it simple- offer a refreshment, discuss how SeneDerm SkinCare will protect skin during the drying months ahead, and reveal the top on-trend SenseCosmetics colors for the coming season. As Halloween gets nearer, start to also fill your calendar with one-on-one SeneBlends makeovers to create long-lasting costume looks for your Customers going to Halloween parties. Our wide variety of colors makes it easy to match or create by blending any color your Customer needs for her costume!

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For my Australian Lovelies, Spring is just around the corner, which means more outdoor and social activities! Take advantage of every opportunity to talk about SeneGence. As you are out and about, WOW at the parks, school drop off & pick up, shopping malls, and on your spring holiday.

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I wish each of you a fruitful and productive close to the season. Let’s continue on our path to achieving our goals and look forward to the exciting months ahead. Make sure you are qualified to attend and register for Leaders Conference- it is right around the corner and cannot be missed for those motivated to grow and succeed!

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Choose to live life in love and abundance… then work for it!

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Silpada Sisters in Need of Support

Dear SeneGence Field Leaders and Distributors,

It is with sadness we learn one of the Direct Sales Industry’s long time members, Silpada Designs, is closing its doors as of July 31, 2016. I would like to address this event as many of you have already contacted me with questions and concerns.

From Silpada Designs news and web release:

Silpada’s Vice President of Marketing, Andrea Carroll, says “independent representatives will have through July 31st to sell Silpada jewelry and earn commissions (throughout the US and Canada) …While we are deeply saddened, we are indescribably proud of the impact our employees and Silpada representatives have had on others. We have had the privilege of meeting such incredible people over the past 19 years that have turned from acquaintances, to friends, to family and we wish nothing but the best for our employees, Representatives, and their families as they look to the future,” said Carroll.

My heart goes out to founders Jerry and Bonnie Kelly and Teresa Walsh and their committed Silpada employees who I am sure daily served thousands and thousands of Silpada Representatives and their families, helping them in immeasurable ways throughout the years. I think of the lives that were of benefit from this company‘s existence, from vendors who supplied the company with needed goods and services, to the last child born of their newest Representative. I think of the bills that were paid, mortgages made possible, college degrees earned, irreplaceable memories experienced and communities enriched – all due to an amazing collection of committed souls who successfully supported one another throughout the years. I speak on behalf of the entire SeneGence Family, our Employees, Distributors, and extended community members when I say thank you for your service and commitment to our industry over the years.

To you, my beloved SeneGence Distributors: since this news has broken, your calls, e-mails, and texts have resonated sadness in your hearts for the Silpada Representatives, especially as this news comes so close to summer vacations …. and I hear a little bit of uncertainty in the stability of the industry’s future.

First, let’s talk about the Silpada Representatives. Soon, regardless of rank and income level, thousands will be left without their previous Silpada income and with very little notice to prepare for where to go next. Many may begin to sell off their inventory and begin to look for a new home-based business immediately. Some may simply be looking for a new place to call their direct sales ‘home and community’. Let’s work together to show how we are all part of one big family in this industry and especially how SeneGence Distributors care.  If you personally know a Silpada Representative, I encourage you to immediately support them in any way you can so they can begin earning income again as soon as possible. This may mean volunteering to host a ‘jewelry party’ for them to sell through their inventory or it may mean inviting them to join you in your SeneGence business as a new Distributor. Regardless, please be mindful and sensitive of how each may be feeling with the knowledge their income is soon short lived.  The uncertainty of how they might transition to create another new avenue of income for their families can be, for many, quite ominous. When they join you, individually or as a group (with a downline) call Leslie or I as soon as possible so we can help you properly guide them. We can work together to guide your new leader through the steps to realign her downline within SeneGence so that she immediately replaces (or exceeds) her previous income earned.  If we work together, she’ll soon become a happy SeneSister, eliminating any anxiety of the future – I assure you.

Secondly let’s talk about your future – our future together. The future of SeneGence has never been brighter or bigger. We are committed to our core values of family, stability and security, enrichment, and constant improvement of all facets of business. Most importantly, we are continuing to build on a strong foundation that will last for many generations to come. We have been busy for the last couple of years building a critical infrastructure for growth, better service, additional Distributor support tools, and customer service programs, and now engaging in a massive inventory build to support future increased sales. We are constantly reformulating our products with additional ingredients and new technologies to maintain the highest performing products in the industry …making it simpler to sell SeneGence products and multiply your income. We are improving product packaging and marketing. We have expanded our reach to now 16 countries and working at enhancing and strengthening the branding of our products in each, with the goal of becoming a global brand with the greatest amount of successful business women in the world –  including you. However, it is extremely important to me that we remain conservative in our approach to business expansion in order  to ensure stability, security, and longevity for each of our families. As we continue to grow by quadruple digits here and up to 400% per year in our foreign markets, this strategy proves to be working. I do this for you and your family as much as I do it for my own.

Remember who we are:
Women Making Long Lasting Beauty Possible

and what we stand for:

Products and a Career that Really Work. Let’s keep it going by…

Choosing to live life in love and abundance…and then working for it.

Love,  Joni

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