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Give, Receive, and Look Great Doing it!

January is right around the corner! That means your New Year’s Resolutions are looming ahead!  Why not use the Thermal Tote or Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote from Thirty-One to help you keep a resolution this year?

Daily Diet Reminder!

Stay on top of your resolutions by giving yourself a daily reminder! 

Instead of taking a brown paper sack with your lunch in it — take a Thermal Tote in one of our eye-catching winter prints!  You can personalize it with a motivating message like “Good Diet!”, “Rock my Diet”, “Get Healthy!”, “Live Longer!”, “Eat Right!”, “Moderation” or your personal inspirations: “For My Kids!”, “For My Heart”, “To Feel Good”, or a goal like “In 8 by 2013”, “1 lb / week”, etc.   For your diet, write a clear statement of your goals – be realistic – and include a bullet list of your reasons. Fold this note and put it in the pocket on the side of your Thermal Tote!

Keep Out Temptation! Every morning, when you pack your lunch, there’s your monogrammed message – reminding you to put back the cookies and add a yogurt or fruit for your afternoon snack.

Keep On Track!  Every day at lunch, take out the note you wrote and add that day’s date to the back to remind yourself that you’re still on track! Write small – you’ve got 365 dates to write down!

Keep Your Perspective! If you do go ‘off diet,’ don’t give into that impulse to give up, put the pint of ice cream back in the freezer, and go back to the note in your tote.  Draw in one tiny frowny face L.  Now look at that tiny face compared to all the dates you’ve put down for keeping on track.  Doesn’t that mistake look tiny and unimportant in the face of all the work you’ve already done?

• Challenge and Reward Yourself! Staying motivated and enthusiastic about your diet is key to staying on your diet, and challenges & rewards can help you feel good about what you’ve accomplished.  Try positive challenges like “Go 1 solid week with no soda or sweet tea!” or “No Take Out in March!” For your rewards, avoid food-related prizes.  Rewarding yourself for a diet accomplishment with a sugary treat is counterproductive. Remember that truly successful diets change your eating habits along with your waistline!  Rewards should make you happy & proud of what you’ve done: “If I meet that challenge, I’ll … go see that movie in the theater, buy myself that purse or book, make the next Saturday a Me-Day,” or something else that you enjoy.

Exercise Escort!
Keep your resolutions close & your tote closer!

Get with your exercise escort – sharing your success can be the difference between a New Year’s Resolution and an all year achievement! Call or text each other reminders and motivation.  If you both keep your gym dates or your workout schedules for a full month, go out to celebrate together!

Be a Gym Buddy!  Make a deal with one of your girlfriends who is getting on the exercise wagon too — agree to keep going to the gym and keep each other coming to the gym.

Workout Dates  If you don’t want to join a gym – go for walks with a friend(escalating into jogging or running if you are both able), have workout dates at each others’ houses once a month,

Take that Class Together  Yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and other physically challenging classes are often available at your local community centers!

Don’t use those side pockets on your gym bag to carry your water to the gym! Hydrating is an important part of any exercise regiment, and Thirty-One’s Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote is perfect for the job!  Get in the habit of keeping your Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote handy and stocked with bottles of water, and you can avoid those tempting sugary drinksthat run down your running!

It’s not just for drinks!  Make an ice or gel pack cold pull double duty to keep your drinks cool and be ready for those sore muscles! You gym bag can’t do that!

 

Helping Others

Community groups, clubs, and organizations are always looking for volunteers, and usually keeping an eye out for new ways to raise money for their programs.  Why not offer to help by coordinating a fundraiser? The Thermal Tote & Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote make great fundraising products! They’re useful, stylish, and inexpensive (especially in January)!

Your Group Never Participated in a Fundraiser Before
If you have not done product fundraising before, ask your volunteers, church group, or supporters if fundraising by selling a product would be acceptable to them. If you serve youth groups or sports clubs, ask the parents if they are willing for their children fundraise by selling a product. If your potential fundraising sales force is not enthusiastic, your fundraiser will not be successful!

Be Unique!
Schools, church groups, sports clubs, social clubs, bands, and other local groups often sell popcorn, magazines, candles, fruit by the box, cookies, … etc in their fundraisers.  Nothing bogs down a fundraiser like discovering that another group sold the same product just last month!  Selling Thirty-One products – like the Thermal Tote & Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote – makes your fundraiser stand out!

Offer Quality!
Especially when children or teens are involved in the fundraiser, many of their first orders come from grandparents and other relatives. Who hasn’t bought a popcorn tin or fundraising ornament from the child of a friend or neighbor? All too often, you receive what you ordered and feel that your money would have been better spent as a direct donation rather than adding something else to the back of your closet.  Give your fundraising volunteers the confidence to share the products with people they care about by offering quality and style that they can actually USE! 

An Order Taking Program
Your customers select from the Thirty-One Products offered in a fundraiser flyer; volunteers record the order; all order forms are returned to your consultant; your consultant finalizes the order and ships the products to your fundraiser’s organizer; products are distributed to volunteers who deliver products to the customer. Funds are collected at the time of selection.

•  No Inventory of the Products to Buy & Stock  – No Up Front Costs!

•  No Guesswork on How Much Product to Order

•  Volunteers are each given a flyer to show customers exactly how much of each sale is going to your group!

•  Convenient format allows adults and children to participate in fundraising effort

 No Official Thirty-One Fundraiser

At this time, Thirty-One doesn’t offer a company-wide fundraising program, but individual consultants can have their own fundraising initiatives. Ask your consultant if they offer a fundraising program!

Have Fun
However you choose to use your Thermal Tote or Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote,  enjoy yourself in 2012!

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