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Scentsy Family Reunion 2014 Australia Live Blogging

Scentsy Family Reunion is underway and the excitement and enthusiasm is amazing. We just finished the team parade and dance party and now we are doing product reveals for the upcoming Spring Summer catalogue.

Stay tuned for more live blogging.

Check back and refresh to learn more about what is happening in Scentsy down under.

The first ever Australian Shining Star nominees have been announced they are: Robin Mountford, Lila Harding and Ang Renwick

Rob Burton – Executive Vice President, Scentsy Family Store
8 Lessons For Personal Branding
1. You have a personal brand now
2. You must define your brand
3. Leverage who you are now
4. Be authentic
5. Buy into your brand
6. Create a memorable visual hook
7. Simplify
8. Put your customers to work building your brand

Heidi Thompson, President Scentsy
– contagious optimism and goodness
– be in the moment, chase a childlike wonder even as adults
– childlike wonder leads to optimism
– human consciousness can affect the physical world
– my message: connection, love and kindness
– love and kindness connect us to each other

Building Customer Relations to Generate Sales – Cassie Watene
– don’t forget to label your products
– let them experience the product
– stay in contact with your hosts (host coaching)

Balancing your life and your business – Faith Paki
– time management starts with effective behaviour and goals
– everything in life is a choice
– break up your goals monthly, weekly and even daily and your feel more successful
– failing to plan is planning to fail
– 5 Ps of planning success 1) preparation 2) persistence 3) priorities 4) perseverance 5) patience

Orville Thompson, Scentsy CEO
– how do we stay happy when life doesn’t deal you what you want?
– be “arrows out” not “arrows in”
– arrows in forces us to be dominated by fear and greed
– arrows out goes to the best that a situation has to offer
– the more you’ve been stretched, the more your can withstand
– you become who you are because of the trials you’ve had to go through
– you cannot feel happy when you feel entitled
– you cannot feel unhappiness when you feel grateful

A Family Adventure For A Family Business

Family Business Australia Adventure

Today is a packing day – washing clothes, buying last minute supplies and snacks, downloading games and movies on the various tablets to be distributed to our kids for the plane ride.  On Saturday, our entire family (all 5 of us), and Meghann’s dad, are heading on a “family adventure” to Australia that is the result of our “family business”.

Our Scentsy business truly is a “family business”, and it has been that way since we started it in 2009. There have been thousands of hours that have been “spent together” while we built this family business together, and everyone has played a role.  It hasn’t been just me and Meghann, our kids have been there every step of the way.  Whether it was helping to organize orders, or just being patient while Mom and Dad travelled to meetings around North America, or their understanding of our “work from home” requirements (as well as their embracing of our flexibility).

Family Business Australia Adventure

So because they have been such an integral part of this family business, we want to share the adventures that the business brings into our life with them.

The Australia component of our business is our latest adventure.  When Scentsy announced last summer that it was opening in Australia we got really excited.  My grandma is from Australia and my Dad was born shortly after they moved to Canada.  I also have relatives in Australia that I’ve never met before.  Australia was also a place that just “felt right” to Meg and I – who knows why?  We were just interested in the culture and the people.

So when the announcement happened we immediately became committed to the idea of building a business in Australia.

But how in the world were we going to do that from Canada?  

Well – we’ve learned in our life that if there is a will then there HAS to be a way.  So we got creative.  We used our social media networks to advertise that Scentsy was opening in Australia and we asked people that we knew if they had friends there who would be interested in the business.  We reached out to our “offline” networks as well and talked to as many people as we could about the Australia opportunity and continually asked people if they knew anyone in Australia who would be interested in building a business similar to the type of business that we had built in Canada.

We were relentless and it worked!  Pretty soon we had several people who were interested in joining Scentsy as Independent Consultants on our team.  We then spread the enthusiasm to our team and encouraged them to engage the same strategies that were working for us.  They started to recruit people in Australia as well.  We had a lot of momentum, and many people through our large Canadian network who had recruited other people in Australia.

So we decided to invest even further, and in the fall of 2013 Meghann went over to Australia and held opportunity meetings in many cities throughout the country.

kangaroo OZ

This was an amazing success, and she met and connected with many genuine, wonderful and enthusiastic people who have since become Scentsy Independent Consultants and now have businesses that are ON FIRE with growth.  We were able to meet many of these new consultants when they came over to St. Louis for our recent Scentsy Family Reunion 2014.

Australia Family Business Adventure

Now the “Australian Component” of our business includes almost 500 Independent Consultants in our group who we have incredible empowering relationships with.  At this point we’ve probably had over 100 “late night or early morning” Skype or GoToMeeting visits with these team members (because of the time zone differences) but every minute has been worth it.  They are some of the most genuine, believing, enthusiastic entrepreneurs we’ve ever met.  It is a blessing to be associated with them.

So now we are going to see them on an Australian Family Business Adventure!  Let me tell you where we are going!

We fly on Saturday to Los Angeles where we will catch the red eye to Sydney.  From Sydney we will head north to Cairns.  This the “vacation” portion of the trip (mixed in with a little business).  We will see things like the Great Barrier Reef:

Family Business Great Barrier Reef

Green Island

Green Island Family Business


Tablelands Family Business

We’re also going to have several team meetings and meet with our various team members and their families.

Then from Cairns we head to Brisbane where we will be staying at Bribie Island.

Bribie Island Family Business

And we may check out the famous Steve Irwin Zoo as well!

Australia Zoo Family Business

From Brisbane we drive to the Gold Coast for Scentsy Family Reunion Australia 2014!  It is going to be amazing.  We can’t wait.


Stay tuned for more stories of our adventures from Australia, and if this perks your interest at all, you can also create these types of adventures for yourself.

Everything that we’ve done with our business, including the international expansion, can be duplicated if you are willing to work hard, be creative, and stick to a long term focus,  Click here to learn more 



Scentsy Australia Is On Fire! Hosting A Special Webinar To Hear Top Direct Sales Business Strategies Down Under

Australia Collage

Scentsy Australia is on fire!

On Wednesday June 18th at 7:00pm Mountain Standard Time (Canada and US) we will be hosting a special training webinar where we will be taught, and inspired, by some of our Amazing team members from Australia.

Scentsy is EXPLODING in Australia and no matter if you are a Scentsy essential consultant or a SuperStar Director you will benefit from learning how these great Aussies are growing their businesses down under. This webinar will have inspirational thoughts and business building tips and a little fun about Australian culture and slang. You may even pick up a few Aussie words along the way!

A recorded version of the webinar will be posted and made available on this site after the event.  Stay tuned!

Happy News – Our Family Is Going Down Under!

Australia Scentsy Family Reunion 2014 – We’ll be there!!

We are turning this into a family vacation / work trip down under.  It is amazing that we have been able to build a business from home that allows us to travel the world and do what we love, contribute to others and bring our family along!

Aussie Itinerary