Shawn and Wendy Robinson
Below is our long Scentsy Story but...for the last 7yrs we had been traveling the world with our then Teenagers and had another kiddo along the way. We sold everything we owned to travel and have been to 40+ Countries on 4 Continents. We have been able to show our kids the world while still helping our Customers and the over 5000 consultants in our team build their desired businesses. It's all because our Scentsy business has allowed us the FREEDOM to choose how and where we will live our lives. If you've ever thought of Joining Scentsy, Do It! We would love to help you build your dream life! CLICK THE JOIN BUTTON ABOVE!
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I’m long winded but…if you make it through our story I guarantee you’ll be glad you did. We wrote our story for YOU to share why we love the Scentsy Family so much.
We are originally from a small suburb north of Seattle, Washington in a little coastal town on the Puget Sound called Mukilteo. Shawn and I had 2 great kids, Alex & Sam, along with 4 cats and a dog!
Life was very hard for us in 2008…
That Summer I had a Legal Recruiting business that I had to shut down, after 7yrs, due to the recession. Shawn has always worked but my business was really the main source of our family’s income over the years. We were financially devastated, lost our savings, and went deep into debt. We were in serious trouble. I was even struggling with depression from having always been the breadwinner and successful in whatever I’d ever done and now, I was lost and had no idea what I was going to do. Most people didn’t even have any idea how bad things were for us because we didn’t want pity and looking back…we were just too prideful.
In December 2008 I was PTA President of our kids’ Elementary School and ran a Holiday Store. That year I brought in Vendors to help make extra money for our PTA. Shawn was supposed to watch the kids and help them shop for Christmas presents while I ran the event. Well, every time I looked up I saw him at the Scentsy booth. Other than booking the Scentsy Vendor, Katie, for this event, I’d never heard of it.
Shawn was in love with the product, concept, online sales, and team-building opportunity it offered. He and Katie also hit it off…it was a ‘love’ fest! The problem was that we didn’t even have money to pay the light bill so how were we going to pay to start our business for $99. We told Katie that we would Join Scentsy after the first of the year but, she beat us to the punch. They made it possible for us to Join by helping us pay for our Starter Kit. That rule has changed over the years due to abusers but it was a wonderful gift they gave us, and even themselves.
December 18th, 2008 we became part of the Scentsy Family as – Scentsy Fragrance Consultants – or rather…Shawn did. I was working on another Direct Sales business and knew that he wanted this to be his baby so, I only helped him on the back end organizing and entering orders and…having parties for him since he worked weekends. His whole goal was to make Scentsy an internet business and build websites and market online organically to grow a team. He’d always wanted to build an online store and this was his chance.
We had one big problem though: our heat and cable were turned off because we couldn’t pay the bills. How do you build an online business without the internet? We had creditors calling us every day – all day long. We had two options – quit before we even got started or, get creative and fix our situation. So, we decided to head to the library daily to use their free internet because it was warm there. We told our kids too that the heater broke and the part had to come from Europe…thank goodness they were too young to question us. For over a month I had to heat up our water for baths on the stove…it sucked but, we did what we had to do. FYI – Woks heat up faster than pots!
Shawn was working furiously to build a website, blog, and everything else that you needed to do to build an online presence for yourself – while still working full-time at his job. We were so emotional and exhausted by the stress of it all. One day Shawn would be depressed by our situation and I would be the one to perk him up. The next day it might be me who was upset and he was there to lift me up. We could’ve completely imploded on one another during this horribly stressful time…but we sucked it up and kept working on our businesses and with each other…making us stronger! No Excuses because failure was not an option for us.
A few months later, things started picking up with Shawn’s work and on his Scentsy business while my other business just wasn’t something I was enjoying, and honestly…I was still mourning the loss of my Recruiting business and felt like a failure. Scentsy was growing rapidly and we were really starting to see the fruits of his labor.
On October 14th, 2009 Shawn came to me and asked me to run and grow our Scentsy business. He’d become overwhelmed with working his 40hr a week job and trying to keep track of and train 56 people in our team. Although I loved Scentsy products and used them all the time, I’d worked in corporate jobs my entire career. Would working our Scentsy business of wax and warmers be enough for me? I wasn’t sure but I knew that I had to help.
That same month we became Directors with Scentsy.
Shawn saved me and our family that day, in more ways than one. I not only fell more in love with Scentsy, the product and company but loved working with a downline, training our team, and growing our business exponentially. I also found my passion for Recruiting again…something I thought I’d never get back! From October to December (before Christmas) we had grown another 33 consultants! Shawn gave me a new career and, with his vision, we’re building our dream of a debt-free future!
Christmas (2010) was one of the best we’d had in 10yrs. Both our kids’ birthdays are in December and that year we weren’t worried about being able to get them gifts or have a party. We’ve also been able to help out others in ways we didn’t think possible! Last year We gave our daughter a Sweet 16 she’ll never forget and are able to pay for all our kid's Theatre and Dance – which is not cheap.
I can tell you of the wonderful (all expense paid) vacations we’ve earned to Hawaii, Disney World for our entire family, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, New York City, Greece (Athens and Mykonos) a 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise!; Cancun, and many other great trips. The prizes we’ve EARNED for contests, the BONUS money and awards we’ve earned – they’re really just the icing on the cake though.
To be able to pay our bills (keep the heat on), pay the collectors, and not receive the 20 calls a day anymore has relieved so much stress from our lives. I don’t have to stand in line at the food bank any longer nor worry about what I’d be able to put in my kids’ lunch boxes…
When we first joined Scentsy – we were really only concerned with making money and getting our bills paid but now, the best part of the business for us has been seeing the wonderful consultants in our downline achieve their goals and success. We have consultants from all walks of life in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand on our Team and we’re still expanding!
Hearing the members of our Team cry from excitement over an accomplishment, award, Bonus, trip earned, and their financial rewards – has been priceless. Hearing about how they are able to change their lives, go on their first trip out of the country or even go on their first Airplane ever, and care for their families and themselves has been a true gift.
On June 1st, 2012 – Shawn Retired from his job at 42yrs old. He is now a full-time Work-at-Home Dad and we spend all day together! He quit his job of 15yrs and we are so excited to see what the future has in store for our business and our Family. Can you believe how much our lives have changed in just 3 1/2 short years? Crazy right? We’ve worked hard to get to this point and trust me…this is just the beginning for us. Great things are just around the corner. We’ve reached the Top Position and Title you can reach in the Scentsy Family – SuperStar Directors as of September 2012.
We’ve had lots of goals over the years where our Scentsy business is concerned and – we’ve reached them all. But, you’ve always got to have a goal to push for right?
Going on all of these trips has helped us realize what a great big wonderful world we live in and that we want to see ALL of it. I use to get anxious when traveling…and it wasn’t pretty. Now, I love it and I get to travel with my best friend. All this traveling has also given us new goals in growing and building our business so we can make our dream of seeing the world a reality. And, showing the world to our kids.
On September 1st, 2016, We set off with our then teenagers on a trip around the world. We sold all our possessions and just each have what we can carry on our backs. So far we've been to 4 Continents and 10 Countries.
And, expanded our family. In January 2017 we saw all those cute Thai babies and I guess we needed a 3rd child. WOW. We were in our 40s and never expected to be pregnant and new parents again.
Our little guy is 5 now and has traveled the world with us. His now adult siblings have had amazing lives already on their own, because of the values and experiences we've been able to give them because of the Scentsy Opportunity. Our daughter travels as a Cruise Director and Performer. Our son was a J-Pop (Japanese Pop Star) in Japan for 3 years. Both have been impacted in the most amazing ways because of what we've been able to show them through our travels and hard work and dreaming
The adventures and opportunity available to us due to our Working our Scentsy business has been absolutely life-changing.
Shawn and I work as partners. We each work the parts of our Scentsy Family business that we are best at and also enjoy the most. There’s nothing better than being about to hang out with my best friend and partner every day and…our kids love it too!
It’s now 2023 and we can say that our business has almost 6000 Consultants worldwide. WHAT? We never imagined. We have a life of flexibility and choices now and the perk of our business is that I get to help others achieve their goals. Whether it's a part-time hobby or a life-changing work habit, I love helping other consultants!
Thank you to everyone who has purchased from us, Referred customers, and recruits our way, and to all the members of our Team and Downline – THANK YOU ALL for being a part of our journey and allowing us to live this amazing life we have.
Want to Join us?!
Thank you for reading about us. Contact us if you’d like more information about Joining our Scentsy Fragrance Team. Some months in the year we even have JOIN SPECIALS. We have a great Team Site we’ve put together to help train you in addition to our being available 7 days a week via phone and email whenever you need us. We offer conference calls and webinars for our team as well as a Team Site, Facebook Group, individualized training and assistance, and more! We offer as much, or as little, training as you’d like…it’s all very individualized. This is YOUR BUSINESS – we’re just here to help you meet whatever goals you set for yourself.
If you’d like to purchase any Scentsy Fragrance or other products from us we guarantee that you’ll always receive excellent customer service and…we always have Special Monthly Offers and Specials for our customers!
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Shawn & Wendy Robinson
Independent Scentsy SuperStar Directors
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