The next morning we woke up super early and got bussed to Downtown LA for some JOIA shopping. JOIA is a wholesale jewelry/accessory store. It is HUGE!! I didn't even go through a third of the store. I stayed right in all the jewelry and stayed under budget!
After we shopped and were exhausted, we headed back to the hotel for registration and got ready for our TEAM time.
My amazing sponsor, Carolyn, made reservations for our team at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel! It was so beautiful and perfect. She treated us to lunch (which I got breakfast since I hadn't eaten until this time) and showered us with gifts!! I also got my first trainer, TIEKS as well. It was such a fun day!! The weather was unbelievable, of course, and I am ready to move back!!
That night, LuLaRoe had a huge kick-off ceremony for us. We danced non-stop, there were food booths all over for us to eat at, a wonderful musical number, and Deanne spoke to us expressing her gratitude for all of us. She grew up in Pasadena, I think that's why we had the conference there. It was a great day. Carolyn said it was one of the best days she's ever had. I have to agree...it was definitely up there!!!
Day 2 included a trip to the newest warehouse in Corona. I couldn't believe how we didn't hit any traffic any of the times we were bussed somewhere. It was a LLR miracle.
DeAnne personally gave us all of our bonus checks for the month of April. All I can say is WOW!! What an amazing company. I pinch myself everyday feeling so blessed to be a part of it.
We helped curate the bins. When a consultant places an order, there are people who pull the order. In order not to get duplicates, the items are curated and spread throughout each bin. We helped separate the prints! It was really nice to see the behind the scenes work. Thank you to all of the warehouse workers for getting us our orders!!
They let all the consultants who attended pull our own order!
The rest of the day we had team building activities, dinner at BJ's, and more team time with our upline. It was a long day, but of course, worth it!
Day 3 we stayed in Pasadena and had trainings all day. We had amazing speakers that included Jeff Stutz, Alan Ayers, Les Brown and a couple of DeAnne's daughters.
One exercise we did had half of the group stand up around this huge ballroom and have the other half of the room go around and write nice things. At first it was a little uncomfortable since nobody knew anyone, but it got better as I talked to the people who passed by and wrote on my paper.
There was a guy taking polaroids of all of us. I love this activity and think it could be used in many different settings.
We took several pictures on the way to and from the conference and the hotel. We walked a lot that day.
That night, LLR and The Alison Show, hosted a 70's dance party at The Rose. We had so much fun. I haven't danced like that in a long time. Sometimes it's nice to just let loose.
Being our last night, we had to take our North Carolina friend, Penny, to In-N-Out...yes, again!! I mean, really, can you ever have enough??
We ended the night driving past the Father of the Bride house. It was five minutes from where we were staying and it was magical. I wish we could have gone during the day. The picture is super blurry so don't zoom!!
Leaving this training really made me appreciate my life and how hard I have worked in this company. I realized a big part of my "WHY" is to help those on my team become successful. I saw firsthand how this company is changing people's lives and I can't wait to see what the (near) future has in store for me!!