Name: Kayla Julius
Tell us about what you do? I have been on the hunt to find ways to help make women feel fearless and confident for a couple of years now. I have been successful on a few fronts already, but have recently upped my game by becoming a Fashion Consultant with LuLaRoe!
How did you get involved? Like most consultants and merchandisers out there, I started as a customer first! By day I am an x-ray tech… wearing scrubs all day long. While I love the comfort that provides me, I don’t get to feel very “pretty” at work in all black. I was introduced to LLR by a friend who told me about these “AAAAAMAZING” butter-soft leggings. I was assured they were both comfortable and cute. I was skeptical. I mean, come-on, a pair of leggings won’t change my life… HA. Well they did. Not only did I find comfort in those leggings, I found a way to show off my individuality with fun prints and patterns, plus I could put together full outfits with LLRs shirts, dresses, and kimonos. I loved LLR so much, I started helping my friend out during her home parties – she brought me along as the muscles to unpack her car – but I quickly became comfortable explaining the brand and styling her customers. It felt amazing to be able to find the perfect pieces for ladies to truly feel confident in. I was sold after helping at 3 in-home parties. The joy and excitement was contagious and I needed more! It was a few weeks later that I submitted my papers to become a consultant and I have never looked back!
One piece of advice: It’s not always a cake walk…. things can get tough… schedules are busy, money can be tight, you can hit roadblocks…. it’s how you use these roadblocks to learn and grow that makes the difference. Do you see that wall and stop, or do you bust through it?
Biggest win in the last year: If you met me in person you would never know it, but I have a HUGE phobia of talking to new people in person. I can easily be a little hermit crab because I get scared going out into the world and meeting new people! Well, after a year of being that hermit (after moving to a new city), I decided to do something about it! I used social media and local community groups, and started a book club! Yea, I know that doesn’t sound like a huge achievement… but for me it was everything. In one years time I got out of the house, conversed with people outside of my job, made new connections, cultivated STRONG friendships, and because of all that, I had the confidence to follow a dream and start a new business adventure with LLR.
Favorite inspirational quote: “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly!!”
Book recommendation: I’m currently reading Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain… I have a hard time putting it down!! The current series I’m working on in the background is Outlander!
Best way for people to reach you: I am very accessible! I love to chat with people via email or Facebook! Feel free to email any questions or just to say hey – firstname.lastname@example.org – and you can look me up personally as Kayla Julius (Briehl) and connect with me on my business page at LuLaRoe Kayla Julius on Facebook!
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