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First I want to start off by saying if you are looking for a post that’s bashing LuLaRoe, I want to stop you right there because this isn’t one of them. I’m sitting here, a week before I completely end my journey with love and gratitude in my heart. I’ve been a LuLaRoe Independent Retailer for the past 2 and a half years and I can honestly say I am leaving with zero regrets for the things I’ve done.
Leaving LuLaRoe wasn’t an easy decision for me. I had poured countless hours of my life into building my business from where it started, with absolutely nothing to where it is today. Yes, I said business because no matter what your views are on direct sales companies it’s precisely what I was, I was an independent business who sold LuLaRoe branded clothing in my shop. You see, being a LuLaRoe retailer and any other direct sales retailer involves so much more than the parties people think of. It takes time, strategy, organization, and careful planning to make it work. I had to balance and grow my inventory to meet the needs of my customers, and I had to put myself out there to meet new people which is something that was not easy for me. All too often direct sales get the stereotype of being pushy and spammy to the point where people dread seeing your name in their inbox. I worked hard to make sure I didn’t put myself into that category, and I’m damn proud of the fact that I think I accomplished that over the past 2 and a half years.
I started my LuLaRoe business shortly after they EXPLODED with popularity. The sales groups were hopping with excitement over all the colorful prints and the comfortable clothes that made you smile. We hit a couple rocky points but I stuck it out. Why? Because I still loved it all. I knew that things would settle and the company would find it’s groove. Yea, I messaged my sponsor, Rhea (whose group can be found here) a fair amount of times because something wasn’t going my way and I was beyond frustrated but she is such an amazing leader and kept my head where it should be. I am so grateful to her and the team I was under. Want to talk about an incredible group of women? They are that group! Going to convention and sharing a room with a few of them really showed me what LuLaRoe could be about.
Over time, I saw my business change as all businesses should. We grew our Facebook page and group to a fun and energetic group of individuals who kept me going on days where I just didn’t want to get out of bed. They became my safe place on the internet where I spent a lot of time just commenting back and forth or even meeting a few in person. People I would have never gotten the chance to let into my life had it not been for LuLaRoe and to them, I am eternally grateful. I cannot wait to take them into my next adventure!!
Why Am I Leaving LuLaRoe?
Did LuLaRoe have their issues? Well, ya. Show me a growing company that hasn’t. I’ll wait. No, I won’t, just kidding I don’t have that kind of time. I grew to the point where I had to take a good hard look at my situation. I had to take a step back and reassess a bunch of things in my life because I just wasn’t happy. Launches were more stress than I cared to deal with and toward the
What Comes Next?
Before I get into that, I just want to thank the friends and family who have taken the time to speak to me about why I left LuLaRoe instead of coming up with their own theories. I’ve heard some of your “reasons” I left and just know I laugh because you are so wrong, but you can’t be bothered to ask me…ya know, the person who would know the most. I want to thank my friends and family for showing me love and support in following what is going to make me happy. I can’t wait to start my new…HAHA, I’m not telling yet!!! Soon, just not yet. I’ll be making a post right here (edit to add the link to my new adventure!) in the near future about my next adventure so make sure you subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss it. You can also follow me here on Facebook for updates as well.
I wish nothing but the best for those Retailers who are staying, I’ve recently wrote about three of them here. You can reach out to me if you are a LuLaRoe retailer in the same position I was in because I know it’s hard to decide to leave. I’d love to take with you if you need someone.