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About Amanda

Well Hello.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog. Maybe you have been invited to a Norwex party or have heard others talking about Norwex. Maybe you randomly found your way here. No matter– I’m glad you are visiting.

If we are meeting for the very first time, you might want to know something like, “What’s her story?”

Here goes:

My name is Amanda. I like being around generally happy people, the color teal, riding my cruiser, Netflix marathons, Lake Michigan, eating good food (and sometimes a strong drink) traveling to new places, random acts of kindness, and helping other women find their confidence, voice and purpose. Despite what I sell, I DON’T like cleaning!

I grew up in a small Wisconsin town with blue-collar, frugal parents who taught me that what I lacked in talent I could make up for in hard work. They were right.

My most recent background (before at-home mom) is elementary education. I am a forever retired classroom teacher, but I still use my classroom management techniques to control my adult party attendees. Norwex parties tend to get loud, fun, and lively!

What could have possibly lured me away from the unpaid profession of stay at home Mom? Was party plan my only option after leaving the workforce for many years? Probably not, but at times, it sort of felt like it. I didn’t plan on any of this shaking out the way it did.  The honest truth is I used to make fun of direct sales, including (and not limited to) anyone who sold merchandise this way, everyone who went to parties and the people who hosted the parties. I once said, “Aren’t women fun enough? Why have a party and bring in a boring sideshow act and force your friends buy junk? *Ouch* I was really opinionated when it came to direct sales because I really didn’t get it.

Four years ago I was a stay at home mom of three very young children. One evening I was browsing a home party catalog, trying to choose some patterned bags/clutter-catchers for the piles of toys that were surrounding my feet. I was continuously diverted from the purses and totes to the bios and profiles highlighting the women who had something called “downlines” of 500, 1000, 2000 salespeople. I threw the catalog at my husband and said, “Those ladies must be serving some crazy-strong Kool-Aid to get all those women selling bags for them!”

One month later I  half-heartedly hosted a Norwex party. My girlfriends were constantly raving about Enviro-this and Window Cloth-that. I hate being the last to know about what’s what, and I knew I was being a little stubborn. I also secretly longed for the Norwex Mop my friend Colleen had. The very blonde, perky and persistent consultant promised me a free mop, no matter what the turnout. Free. She had me at Free, it was my favorite F-word as a broke stay at home mom with sticky vinyl floors.

It was love at first wipe for me. Clean a window with two cloths and water and even the coldest of party plan hearts can be warmed.

I had no idea how to sell things, especially rags, but 3 weeks after my party I joined Norwex. I was scared, but excited about teaching people to clean with water instead of chemicals. I also needed this chance to make a little money. We were broke. I won’t ever hide the fact that as a one-income family, we were not living a financially free or confident life. Money isn’t important, they say. Well money is pretty important when there simply isn’t enough.

Now when I look back I recognize that saying “yes” to hosting that party was a half-hearted “FINE, I’ll do it” that changed the course of my entire life.

So I jumped in and along the way, one party at a time, thousands of other women have seen the same thing I did: opportunity to make a change, either professionally, personally, financially, or emotionally. Sometimes even all of the above.

My work is fascinating. It’s NEVER boring and full of adventures, personal growth, laughter and learning. I have become one of those women in the catalog, with a team of over 500  1500 2500 5000+ change-makers who are all part of a mission to reinvent the way America cleans. We believe in what we do, we are dedicated to leaving our planet a safer and healthier place. We can’t do it alone.

I have the dedication and track record of success to help other women all over the United States find as much happiness, freedom, and support in their job as I have found. I hope you will consider choosing me as your consultant or sponsor. Contact me for a one-on-one conversation that won’t leave you feeling pushed and prodded. I’ll respect your time and decisions.

And no, I don’t serve Kool-Aid. It stains. (But we do have a cloth for that.)

You can read about the emotional “Why” story behind my Norwex Journey here.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will stay, read a little more, and learn about the Norwex products that have re-defined cleaning for hundreds of thousands of families.