Things I’m learning this week:

  1. It’s always, always a good thing to get yourself out of your comfort zone.
  2. Always be willing to accept and admit you were wrong and quick to judge.

I took a plunge this week and started an Usborne Books & More business.

If you know me well, you’ll know I have been adamantly against anything MLM for a while now. In fact, I likely turned you down for a party invitation in the past few years.

Now I’m eating crow.

While I’m still a skeptic and like to think twice before I make a purchase or buy into the latest hype, I’m admitting in a big way I was wrong to lump every product together and immediately dismiss the whole lot.

It’s taken courage, as I’ve spent my week inviting everyone on my friend list (reach out if I missed you!) to my launch party. I’m waiting for the one person waiting in the wings to shove my words from several years ago back in my face.

“But you said…”

Yes, I know. But that was then, and this is now. After I’ve found a line of beauty products I love through direct sales. After I had a ton of fun learning about new Pampered Chef products while on my maternity leave (still haven’t bought a whole new line of pots and pans though – I just don’t NEED them).

And the biggest kicker? Actually seeing my kid poring over and getting excited about the Usborne books. It was enough to prompt me to purge our bookshelves of anything he hasn’t touched in TWO YEARS (not even once – there’s my sign) and make room for some new titles.

If someone calls me out on the hypocrisy? Well, we grow, we change. And only an idiot or a coward would keep plowing in the wrong direction once she realized she was wrong.

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