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Calling myself a LuLaRoe Evangelist sounds way better than saying I couldn’t handle it as a consultant. Over the last few weeks I’ve had a lot of people say to me, “Man! You’d be a great LuLaRoe consultant!” And you know what? I probably would be! But I don’t choose to be. And there are some really important reasons why!
Why I Chose To Be A LuLaRoe Evangelist
I love reading all of the consultant’s stories about how LuLaRoe had changed their lives. It’s given a struggling family financial freedom, it’s let a single mom put her kids through school, it’s changed lives. I love these stories. They’re empowering and awesome! I feel like my writing has done much the same for us. So I really identify with the spirit behind the LuLaRoe consultants.
My boyfriend and I talked a long time about whether or not I should look into selling the product line. See, back in February I was let go from a career I loved and had been with for almost nine years. It was a huge blow. We stumbled a bit. But then I shook it off, drank a little jet fuel (aka, tea… yes, tea) and got to work.
And you know what the very first piece of Full Time Author Wear was? My LuLaRoe leggings.
I guess for me a lot of my feelings about LuLaRoe are wrapped up in feeling empowered. I fell in love with them at the same time I threw myself 100% into writing and creating a true career out of my writing. One thing I did was to get up and get dressed every single day.
Spoiler: I wore a lot of LuLaRoe leggings… A lot of them.
Now, you might be wondering, why the heck wouldn’t a LuLaRoe Evangelist like me not want to sell the clothes?
A few reasons…
First, writing is my focus. My dream. And the way I write, as immersive as it is, it doesn’t leave a lot of working hours in the day to devote to managing a clothing business. If I decided to be a consultant, I’d have to maybe write one less book a year, or two or three. I’m already struggling to get as many books out of my head as I can, so I can’t really justify that one. I couldn’t give up the time!
Second, we have cats. And I would never, ever forgive myself if I sold clothing covered in my Maine Coon’s fur. I mean, I’d have the best intentions of keeping my office closed, but everything in this house is inevitably covered in Rand, Ned or Lucas fur. It’s just how it goes.
Lastly, I don’t want to sell. There’s a freedom to tell someone about how much I love what I’m wearing when I’m not trying to sell them something. See, when I start talking books with someone, and I’m pretty sure they’d like something I write, I never ever recommend one of my books to them. It just feels weird and wrong. I can’t do it. Even if they’d be a fan. Likewise, I feel like I wouldn’t have as much impact or freedom to tell people to come feel awesome, beautiful and comfortable if I was trying to sell them something.
I’ve settled into this role. I’m a LuLaRoe Evangelist, and I love telling people the joys of being fabulous and comfortable, every day of the weak, no matter the occasion. That’s how I Roe. That’s where I find my happiness, and we all deserve to do what makes us happy.
All of this to say I love LuLaRoe. If my life, my personality, or my day job were even a little bit different I’d be a consultant in a heartbeat. LuLaRoe really DOES give people a chance to change their lives. For me, it came as an evangelist. For you? Who knows? Sell it, wear it, preach it – no matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong. Because LuLa has a Roe for that!