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Feature Articles are shorter length features on topics trending in the channel. Harder hitting and heavily researched, these articles tackle important issues and trends.
Even before she founded Tastefully Simple Inc. in 1995, Jill Blashack Strahan, now CEO of the company, was already practicing “giving with gratitude.” Her simple philosophy to recognize the abundance in her own life, and in gratitude to give back to others, became the foundation on which she built Tastefully Simple.
The direct selling industry prides itself on providing the opportunity for anyone to change their life. I am proud of many aspects of our industry. After nearly 20 years, I remain steadfast in my belief that no other industry provides the opportunity we do for any individual, regardless of their background, personal or financial situation, to create the business and life they desire. We change lives on a bigger scale and more frequently than any other industry. And while I believe this to be true, I challenge all of us to look at ourselves and our organizations to consider what our real commitment is beyond the vehicle for change. Is providing the vehicle enough?
Flying. The ancient Greeks wrote myths about it, Leonardo da Vinci sketched machines to do it, and the Wright brothers finally made it a reality. Through the ages, people have dreamed of the freedom, the exhilaration, the personal power of flight.