This posting relates to what I refer to as our Culture of Threes. As explained in previous posts, when an idea or concept comes to me three times from totally different sources, I have learned to pay attention, process the information, and then act.
The Culture of Threes happened to me recently concerning my Financial Freedom Party for Women.
My Number 1 post was about the Financial Freedom Party for Women and how financial education for women meets party plans and the financial industry asks, “Like Tupperware parties?” Please go back to my previous post for all the details.
This post is about Number 2. It starts with a fictional character in a novel who encounters mystery with a backdrop of relationships, relationship selling, and Tupperware. The book is The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. .
This is a nice mystery book and it was picked last month by one of our book club members as a reading selection. I hadn’t heard of it before. If I wasn’t in a book club, it is highly unlikely I would have read it.
I was reading the book quickly (it is fun and easy to read) and enjoying the story, the characters, and the setting (Australia). My mind had shifted from business stuff, like my Financial Freedom Party for Women, to playtime. I was so wrapped up in the husband’s secret part of the plot that it took me a while to understand that part of the story revolved around the career choice of one of the main characters. Instead of being a traditional professional in a career we all understand, she was a successful sales representative and manager in a direct selling and network marketing company. Yes, part of her story was about her relationships, relationship selling, product knowledge, business management, coaching, and income production as an independent representative of….Tupperware. It wasn’t until I finished the book that I realized this is the first time I have read a novel where a character’s successful career and resulting income involved direct sales, network marketing, and party plans. A nice experience and a good reminder that women, relationship selling, great products, and party plan selling are a nice fit. This made me smile and re-enforced my commitment to legitimizing the use of my Financial Freedom Party for Women to an industry which is traditional and male dominated.
More next time about my third(Number 3) recent encounter with the power of party plans with relationship selling as successful business model which is attractive to women consumers and businesses.