The boxes are finally packed, and the clothing racks are empty. Each piece has been packed and shipped out to a new home, even the “ugly” pieces. Anything not sold has been donated, helping bless someone’s life. The only remnants of a home-based business are the random live sale numbers that have fallen and wedged against the baseboard, and leftover USPS shipping materials. The Facebook notifications that have barraged for months are eerily silent, as a group that has been a constant thought for months has been archived. You’re finally one of the LuLaRoe GOOB. It’s done, and that journey is over.
It’s quiet, and in that moment, I’d like to bring some truth into your life.
LuLaRoe GOOB, You’re Not a Failure
Friend. There’s something about quitting and ending an era of your life that feels like admitting failure. Saying that you’re not up for the challenge. My challenge here is to change that thought process: it’s not failure to change your life. It’s only failure if you do nothing.
LuLaRoe is an amazing company, and an amazing opportunity, but like even the founders themselves say, it is not for everyone. It’s ok to walk away to push towards dreams that you have. Growing and changing is a part of life, and you’re embracing that. It’s magical and it’s wonderful.
Let Yourself Grieve, LuLaRoe GOOB
Every empty hole must be filled. The hole left behind by the sense of community, connections with customers, and everything that LuLaRoe entailed is huge. You’re going to grieve that, and it’s ok. Once all the energy and drive towards the actions of going out of business process has died, you’re going to sit and look at everything.
On one hand, there’s a giant sense of relief and accomplishment, but on the other hand, there is grief for all that good that your small business did for you. It’s hard to watch one door close, but turn joyfully to see a new door open.
LuLaRoe Has Empowered You to Chase Your Dreams
I cry with joy when I see what many former retailers have moved on to do and become. Some have used the LuLaRoe business to pay off debt. To fund adoptions. Build orphanages. Fund a master’s degree to pursue full-time ministry to reach others. Others have moved on to pursue a different business; some even opening their own independent boutiques. I am so proud of my friends who are changing the world, one decision at a time.
I have watched magical things happen in the lives of so many retailers. Scroll LuLaRoe related hashtags on Instagram, and you see sassy pictures of confident women. Folks say that LuLaRoe is magical, and I believe that. Confidence breeds confidence and so many retailers have learned while helping others, how to help themselves to be better than ever.
Are you one of the GOOB? Are you looking for a new direct sales opportunity? I’d love to invite you to check out my ColorStreet team, and learn how you can replace that LuLaRoe income. Come check things out in my opportunity group here.