Posted by Guest Blogger on August 31, 2021
A highlight of Tastefully Simple’s annual national conference, Party Palooza, is a red-carpet recognition event, when consultants from around the country are honored for their achievements. This year’s conference was held in-person in Minneapolis and over the web in July.
Willa Brinke (IL) was one of this year’s top honorees, celebrated for developing new leaders on her team. Tastefully Simple consultants earn commissions on their personal sales as well as a leadership commission based on the performance of the teams they develop by sponsoring new consultants.
Willa is currently a Platinum Leader in the company, meaning she maintains personal monthly sales of $2,000 or more, and leads a team with monthly sales of $20,000 or more.
Helping others develop their potential feels natural to Willa. “I want the Tastefully Simple opportunity to be as good for others as it is for me,” she explained. She has developed a program to nurture members of her team who want to move into leadership and promote to higher levels.
Willa believes everyone has leadership potential inside them. “They need to want to do it. Some are hesitant, worrying about the time commitment or doubting they have the skills,” she said. “I like to point out that they are already doing leadership functions by working and growing their businesses. I offer reassurance that they would make a great leader, and show them how to work more efficiently to balance their personal business with their leadership role.”
“Leadership can be so rewarding,” she added. “Whether a consultant wants to make an extra $100 a month, $2,000 a month or just do it for the fun – I love helping people achieve success, whatever that means for them.”
Having started her business and team during the COVID-19 shutdowns, Willa appreciates the flexibility of the Tastefully Simple business to be worked exclusively online if a consultant so chooses. “I think most people nowadays prefer to shop and “party” from the comfort of their own home. During the height of the pandemic, people were looking for additional income opportunities and missing that social aspect of life. We were all also cooking and eating at home more than ever.”
With changes in how we live and work becoming the “new normal,” Willa believes Tastefully Simple is an opportunity worth investigating. “Too often we worry about what if we fail … but hey, what if you fly? What if you make new friends, eat better and bring home some cash to help pay bills or afford things you’ve been wishing for? What do you have to lose by trying?”
Willa Brinke (IL)