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Name: Lisanne Watchell
Location: Prince George, B.C.
Start Date: September 2015
SL: We’re so happy you’re a part of the Sweet Team! Tell us how you became a SweetLegs Distributor?
LW: I had recently moved to Prince George from Alberta. I was 7 months pregnant with my third child and had been wearing SL throughout my pregnancy; they were the most comfortable things ever! Before moving, I had been teaching yoga and leading aromatherapy workshops as my work. Because I was going on maternity leave, I was looking for something to do while at home with my wee-one. I looked into SweetLegs in Prince George and nobody was selling them here yet, so I applied immediately and was accepted! My first order arrived in October and about two weeks later my son was born. He came with me in the baby carrier to all of my events that fall and was there by my side through the spring until he began to get to mobile – at which point he stayed home with my daughters and my husband.
SL: Tell us something exciting about yourself that others may not know?
LW: When living in Ontario years ago, I saw the Dalai Lama in person. It was a life highlight for sure.
SL: How as being a SweetLegs Distributor impacted your life?
LW: Being a SweetLegs ID has given me the opportunity to be a stay-at-home-mom while still getting breaks to be with adults, socialize, meet the wonderful people in my community, and make friends! In addition to that, the extra money means we can afford activities for our children and a bigger vehicle for our family. The money I spend on SweetLegs builds Airmiles points, which has given us free nights in hotels and free flights as well! Honestly though, at the end of the day, it is socializing with other vendors in town that I love so much – I look forward to seeing them at the events!
SL: What is your most memorable customer interaction?
LW: There have been a few but I would have to say it’s those customers who don’t think they can wear SweetLegs and then they try them on and their face is beaming! They are just so happy when they realize they can rock them!
“I rock my SweetLegs all the time; whether I am teaching yoga or going to the playground with the kids or heading out for a nice date with my husband.”
SL: What is your secret skill?
LW: I love to do headstands! Well, I love many yoga postures but being upside down makes me happy.
SL: Share an amazing SweetLegs story with us!
LW: This would have to the story of my first solo trip away from my three kids to attend the SweetLegs conference in July! It was such a rejuvenating getaway, and although I missed my family immensely, it was so great to connect with other SweetLegs Distributors, eat good food, drink wine, tour Kelowna, and just have an awesome time in general. It’s incredible how little you have to pack when you’re going on a weekend trip by yourself! And food tastes so good when you’re can relax and eat it hot! It’s the small things that make me happy and this trip was filled with so many of them.
SL: Have you learned any lessons from running your own business? Do you have any advice for future SweetLegs entrepreneurs?
LW: So many lessons. What keeps me successful is to be as organized as possible! I log my receipts into QuickBooks as soon as possible, record every transaction that I do, charge tax from the beginning, file PST and GST on time, do regular inventory, respond to customer inquiries as quickly as possible, and deal with customer exchanges on time. One very important thing is to showcase your product all the time. For me, SweetLegs has brought a major improvement in my wardrobe and I am more well-dressed now than I have ever been!
SL: What makes your life Sweet?
LW: My family, they are my lights.
You can connect with SweetLegs Prince George with Lisanne on Facebook
Find Lisanne and her SweetLegs at The City Hall Market in Prince George on September 2 from 10am – 2pm.
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