I have been a Zyia Active rep for a YEAR! I can’t believe it has been a year already. This first year of Zyia has been so much learning about the product and MYSELF. When I signed up I had so many goals and things I wanted to accomplish, but I quickly let fear take over. I let a lot of other factors get in the way of me accomplishing what I wanted to accomplish. The biggest one fear/doubt was imposter syndrome.
When I first joined Zyia, I had only worn ONE legging. It was the Navy Light N Tight leggings with pockets. I wore them for a kickboxing certification and loved them. The leggings stayed in place all day. I didn’t have to pull and tug on them at all. Plus I could wear the leggings to any fitness class which was amazing. At the time I was teaching a variety of classes and my leggings started to create piling.
I was introduced to Zyia through someone I met in California. I can’t even remember how or who it was. She let me come over and try on some leggings since I had never worn Zyia before. I ended up getting the leggings but that was the extend of it. She did talk to me about becoming a rep, but at the time we didn’t have any extra money to spend on things. She was also a little pushy to get me to sign up and said it cost her $700 when she signed up so $300 was a steal. If I was going to do social selling again, I knew that I wanted someone with a large team and training to help me. That’s when I saw Ali on IG. Again, no idea on how I found her but I did and started to follow her from a distance.
I attended a few of Ali’s Discover Zyia events. I loved how there was so many ladies from all of the US because baseball life was getting lonely. For the longest time the biggest reason I wanted to join was to find a group of ladies to connect with and do life together. Every time my biggest hang up (after money) was are there too many reps? How am I going to sell Zyia? (if I am being honest, I still sometimes feel this way)
I always had it in my head the only way to do a business was to go BIG. Be part of the 1% of the company. My mind has shifted away from this since I have joined Zyia. There are so many different ways to be successful, because everyone’s definition of success is different. One of the reasons I joined under Ali was that she NEVER pressured me to become a rep. I told her I was interested several times but never signed up.
The Sign Up
When I signed up I wanted my starter kit to be a complete outfit. I didn’t want to have things that didn’t match. I don’t know why I had this is my head but I did. There was one time I almost signed up because Zyia was giving another additional $100 gift card when you became a rep. I really thought about it but don’t remember why I didn’t sign up. When I actually did sign up, it was the 5 piece starter kit plus the $100 AND matching bra and legging set.
The sale had gone on for awhile, and I thought I missed it. I was scrolling through my IG stories and Ali popped up saying that it got extended. I called my husband and gave him my pitch on why I wanted to do this AND why right now. We were in the process of a move from California to Illinois. We agreed it was a good decision, and I SIGNED up. The next day (or a few days later) I was flying back to California from Michigan.
I was so ready to learn and dive in head first. I wanted to learn everything and be an expert. Remind you, I have only worn ONE PAIR OF LEGGINGS and I wasn’t going to get my starter kit anytime soon. Ali sent me a bunch of emails and I was ready to get involved and make friends. I listened and watched all the videos that corporate and she sent me. I wanted all the knowledge I could get my hands on.
Getting In My Own Way
When I got back to California I started putting in the work. The work where I look busy and I am making process but not really doing anything PRODUCTIVE. I was so nervous/afraid/scared and every other crazy emotion to actually tell people that I sold Zyia. I created my VIP group and added people that I knew wouldn’t say no.
The doubt and imposter syndrome was setting in. I was thinking I was making a horrible decision and what did I do. Part of that was paying attention to what other people were doing. During that promotion a lot of people signed up on our team. They were having immediate success, and here I was doing nothing. I wanted what she had but deep down I knew I wasn’t doing the work to get that type of success.
During our move I listened to a lot of podcasts about Zyia, social selling and mindset. We had a 3 day drive and I wanted to be as productive as I could while just sitting there. My big master plan was to continue to listen to everything and HIT the ground HARD in Illinois. We got to Illinois and settled into our new place. Then I let my new job COMPLETELY take over my life. I put Zyia on the back burner because I wanted to impress at my new job.
Mindset & Mental Well-Being
In the past year the biggest thing that got in my way on being successful is ME and my mindset. I didn’t want to admit it but I was in a deep depression and anxiety mindset for almost 6 months. I was being control by my emotions instead of the facts/reality. Ali always says it’s mindset that will make you successful because you are going to hear a lot of no and it’s going to be struggle. It’s about making daily effective and efficient movements towards your goals.
I was too busy seeing what other people where doing and jealous and envious of their success. Again, I wasn’t putting in the work. If I was putting in any Zyia work it was little stuff not to be seen or judged. I was being small so I wouldn’t hear I told you so or why are you doing this or that? My mindset for the first year of zyia was scared and unfocused.
On a positive side I am receiving help on my mental health and each day I am feeling better and more focused. Which is rolling over and making a positive effect on my mental health. Each day I am focusing on how I can be a better person for myself and what I really want for my life. I am getting clear on my way I want to do things. My why on zyia has expanded and became more clear.
I joined Zyia because baseball life was getting lonely. I wasn’t going to do as many games because we lived about 30 minutes away. A baseball group that I was involved in wasn’t so welcoming anymore because of an incident between my friend and another baseball wife that the founders adored. Plus most of the time since my husband worked in the front office I wasn’t baseball enough even though the players and front office have more in common than you would think. I am also not normal enough for the corporate wives because we might move soon and they don’t want to get too close. (I am not over reacting I had a facebook message from a friend in a previous town say just that.)
So long story kinda short I was wanting to make new friends. I was wanting a community of people where they supported each other and it was dramatic. I believe that there is room for everyone at the table. It has been hard finding friends who believe that same. When I was blogging more consistently I made some great friends online that I eventually met in person.
Another why I joined Zyia is for capsule wardrobe for each season. I am a minimalist and eventually want to live fulltime in an RV or my car. I also love to travel so I want clothes of great quality that I can wear for any event. Zyia has so many clothes from working out to date night to everyday wear. I am currently working on creating a few capsules for the next few seasons.
Baseball clothes are expensive. We have been part of several teams and we have purchased so much clothes to support the team. It has gotten less and less over the years. Now if I wear anything with the team logo it’s mostly the affiliated team. Right now we are with the Peoria Chiefs which are affiliated with the Cardinals. So I either wear Cards stuff or the colors of either the Chiefs or Cards. I don’t purchase clothes from the team as often or at all. This is another market I want to serve because I get the life. Zyia has clothes for the WHOLE family.