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Because sometimes I forget just how important the work is that I am doing.
Because sometimes I let others’ opinions take away from what it is that I am doing.
No, we’re not like company XYZ.
No, I’m not a part of a pyramid scheme. (Y’all do know those are illegal, right?)
I am simply a woman who decided that enough was enough.
A woman who has had it up to here.
A woman who is completely fed up.
I am simply a mother, daughter, sister, and friend who has decided to speak up and be a voice for all of us.
And maybe you don’t see that yet.
Maybe you think that I’m just ‘selling’ makeup.
But once you see what I see. Once you realize that this has nothing to do with ‘selling’ anything. Once you understand this opportunity for what it is.
You’ll get it.
You’ll understand why this matters.
You’ll understand where my passion comes from.
You’ll realize that we actually have the opportunity to change things.
That we have the opportunity to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves.
That one day my kids will get to say ‘My mom was a part of that.’
You’ll realize that we deserve better.
All of us.
And you’ll want to be a part of that.
For you. For that person you loved who wasn’t given this chance. For your children.
Because sitting back and waiting for someone else to do it will no longer be acceptable.
Because you’ll become the one who has decided enough was enough.
Because you’ll have had it up to here.
Because you will find yourself completely fed up.
Because you’ll decide to lend your voice.
Because you’ll realize why this matters.
And because you’ll find your own passion.
Because we all deserve better. (Curious? Watch this.)
Learn more: here.
With the launch of our limited time partnership with Target happening tomorrow, free makeup, and holiday season happening, I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to join my team.
Curious about what I do or how it is that I’m able to be a single momma, who stays at home with her kids, while homeschooling, but can still pay all of her bills and create the kind of life she only imagined?
We should talk. Email me to learn more. Maybe this is everything you’ve been looking for.
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I’m sure people probably look at what I do and think ‘Oh, look she’s just selling something else’, but that’s not really fair.
Yes, I am in sales. I probably like it more than I care to admit, but that’s not why I decided to do this.
The truth is I could have sold a ton of things. There’s no shortage in finding something to sell from home, right?
I do like part where I’m able to bring home a paycheck without really leaving my house. I do enjoy being able to contribute to my family’s finances. And you can bet I was proud when I was able to come up with the down payment on our new car all by myself.
Yeah, those things are great, but it’s so much more than that.
It’s the mission, the movement, the ability to effect change all the way to Washington.
It’s the activist in me. It’s being the example to my children. It’s the passion for educating others.
It’s fighting the fight.
It’s the determination to one day know that my children could shop at any store they wanted and they would not have to worry about reading labels or being exposed to unnecessary toxins because it will all be safe.
There will be no more loop holes. There will be rules. We won’t let companies get away with doing whatever they want for a buck or two. There will be standards. There will be accountability.
Because it’s the business side too. The side that proves you can do the right things and still make an incredible living. It’s about people over profit.
It’s about knowing better and doing better.
See? I told you it was so much more than just ‘selling something’.
Are you passionate about living a healthy lifestyle? Do you care about what you eat? Do you pay attention to health & fitness? Then join me! Lock arms with me and nearly 10,000 other women and men and help share this mission. No huge investments. No inventory or auto shipping required. Become a part of a ground floor opportunity and help change the world we live in. Learn more, here.
People are always skeptical about another ‘direct sales’ company. It must be too good to be true. I must have fallen for a scam. I probably wasted a ton of money on getting started.
I’ve heard it all. Fortunately, none of those things are true. I listened to the Beautycounter story and I knew that I had to do something. I knew I had to become involved.
From the business side to the products I use and love, I haven’t found any downside with this company.
No, I haven’t been tricked or fooled. I just know that opportunities like this don’t come around very often, and I knew I had to take a chance on something I was very passionate about.
When I joined in February 2014, we were just shy of 1,200 consultants. In January we are at 2,500. Today, we are at about 10,000. This mission is important. I’m not just selling another line of skincare and cosmetics. I’m helping educate people on making safer, healthier choices. I am teaching consumers to be aware and to demand better. And I am taking my fight all the way to Washington. There’s nothing wrong with sales, but this is so much more than that.
Learn more about locking arms with me and nearly 10,000 other woman, here.
Because when you know better, you do better.
Last night, my feelings were hurt. Maybe I shouldn’t have let it bother me. But it did. For a long time I have struggled with the idea of not being good enough. This is a problem in all areas of my life, from being a daughter, to a wife, to a mother, to a friend, to an entrepreneur. You name it. I never feel like I’m enough.
Now, I’ve been working through this with healing prayer and counseling and the truth is it’s really just a choice that I have to learn to make. I have to recognize that I am good enough.
I am good enough because I know how hard I work. I’m good enough because I know how hard I try. I’m good enough because I really do give it my all.
But most of all I’m good enough because He says I am.
I woke up this morning hoping that I wouldn’t think about the things that were said to me the night before, but of course I did. They were the first things that I thought of when my eyes opened.
As I made my cup of coffee and sat down to spend some quiet time with God I quickly prayed that He would change my heart and my reaction to getting my feelings hurt.
You see, my first reaction is, well, you hurt me so now I have to hurt you. Tit for tat. But after spending so much time with God while my husband and I were separated I’ve come to realize that while hurting people hurt people nothing good comes out of it.
So I prayed.
And just like that something ‘clicked’.
This person who hurt my feelings had begun our conversation talking about someone who had hurt their feelings. They had grown up never feeling like they were never good enough.
They shared that no matter what they did it was never enough.
All they wanted was acceptance, approval, a pat on the back, but it never happened.
I sat back and listened. It didn’t click then. I just listened. Nodding my head. I felt bad for them. My heart broke for them. But then the tables turned.
Not two minutes before they had been sharing their hurt and then they did to me exactly what had been done to them. Tit for tat.
Hurting people hurt people.
It would appear that we had switched places and taken a step back. I was them. They were the constant disapproval. Suddenly they forgot what it had felt like to never amount to anything in someone else’s eyes. They forgot how awful it felt to never get the approval they so desperately wanted. Needed.
I didn’t get upset. Not visibly. I kept quiet just kind of going along with the conversation until it was over.
So as I began to listen to what God was saying to me I lost all of my feelings of hurt. I didn’t want to hurt them back. I realized I was enough to Him.
And then something else happened. Suddenly, I was filled with compassion. Suddenly my heart ached even more for them. I could see them through His eyes. They were enough too.
As I thought back to the stories that had been shared I realized I could now see where He was during all of it and He was right there beside them. Every single time. Trying to get them to realize that they were enough. That He approved. That He was proud.
Too often we don’t see Him. We ignore Him. We set our standards on something else besides Him.
If we just had this job or this amount of money or if our family looked like this or if we lived in this kind of house.
But really we are enough because Jesus made us enough.
That’s all there is to it. He doesn’t care what we drive, where we live, how we dress, how much money we make, He cares about who we are as a person. What our heart looks like.
And because of a simple, selfish prayer, I can see what He sees. I am enough. I don’t need to hurt. And I don’t need to hurt others.
I am enough because He says I am. You are enough because He says you are.
So have compassion on those who hurt you. Be the difference. And just love.
They need it the most.
I am so excited to share this with you guys!
I read this book last year and it just blew my mind. I couldn’t believe how dirty and unregulated the cosmetic industry was. I thought back to all the makeup that I wore. Never once did I think it could be making me sick, I mean, it was just makeup!
But this book uncovered the truth. And it was ugly.
“Stacy Malkan is a media strategist and co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national coalition working to eliminate harmful chemicals from personal care products. Her book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, published in 2007, chronicles a group of health and environmental activists as they ask the largest cosmetics companies some tough questions about their use of hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals in products people use on their bodies everyday.”
Be sure to pick up a copy of Not Just a Pretty Face for some great summer reading and then join the author and Beautycounter’s Head of Health & Safety, Mia Davis, for a webinar discussion August 17 at 5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT.
Stacy and Mia will talk about what has changed since 2007, what still needs to change in the cosmetic industry, and what Stacy is up to now.
Click HERE to purchase the book.
Happy Reading, y’all!