Monday, July 18, 2011

Celebrating Our Success

Dear Rainbows,

Saturday night at our annual conference, I was surprised, honoured, humbled (not a normal thing for me), and proud. We - not me - WE were inducted into PartyLite's Circle of Excellence for our cumulative sales achievements as a unit in 2010/2011. Congratulations to us all. Be proud and share this achievement with your family, your clients, your hosts, and your friends. You are a part of a GREAT team.

This unexpected honour was an absolute joy to receive. As most of you know, the accolades we receive as a unit mean more to me than my own. Much more. In fact, the recognition received by individual Rainbows over the course of this conference made me burst with pride.

The highlight of the conference for me, was watching your faces and listening to your conversations as you discovered for yourselves the possibility of what you can achieve through your PartyLite business.

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
         ~Diana Scharf Hunt

My dreams are to have a beautiful home, to travel with my friends and family, to have a relaxed and healthy life, and to give other people the opportunity to do the same.

My goal in 2011/2012 is for each and every one of us to set and achieve our individual goals. To achieve this, my focus will be on goalsetting for us all, my personal business, leadership development, new consultant training, and providing inspiring unit meetings.

If you were not at conference, come to our Unit Meeting this Wednesday to catch our excitement. If you were at conference, come to share your highlights and goals. Together, we will continue to rise to the top.

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.
But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
          ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996

All the best! WLC.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Candles and Candle Holders in the Cold

Okay... in most of Australia it's not as cold as it is in the picture here... BUT it is winter.

I thought I should address candle care.

When candles and candle holders are cold, it takes longer for them to liquefy. The ColourLites votive holders are very thick glass and they hold the cold. When the votives melt to the sides, they harden up again because the holder is cold. So in the winter there will be more wax left over than in the summer. This is normal. (This is why we say that candles last between 8-10 hours. It’s all dependent on the environment. Temperature and draft are important components.) Pillar, 3 and 5 wick candles also are affected by the cold. They simply take longer to liquefy to the edge. I burnt my 5-wick for about 12 hours yesterday. It’s burning really well, but it needs to burn for a long time.

Note: in the summer it is the opposite. A warm candle will need to be extinguished when the wax melts too close to the edge. That sometimes is faster than 2-3 hours for 7 cm pillars.
The best thing to do is prepare your clients for these things by explaining them during the show. It’s part of the PartyLite service to let people know these little tidbits about candles.

Happy burning! (And stay warm....) WLC.