Chris Hill: Why I’m a Close To My Heart Consultant

Thanks to our friend Chris Hill for answering our questions for today’s post!

Who first introduced you to Close To My Heart?
About 24 years ago, my neighbor invited me to a Close To My Heart party and I fell in love! I loved the designs, the concept—I loved it all!Unknown-1
Why did you decide to become a Consultant?
I wanted it all! I had joined other companies to get the product at a discount, and that was my original intention with Close To My Heart, but something was different this time. Close To My Heart was not like other companies. It was fun and exciting, so I joined and never looked back or regretted it for one minute.Unknown-17
What are the perks of being a Close To My Heart Consultant?
There are so many perks! Product discounts, friendships, sisterhood, customers, my Team, and relationships with the corporate team, who are the people that run the best company ever.
What’s your favorite memory from Convention?
I have attended every Convention since I signed up (except the first one, which was only weeks after I signed up). I would never miss one! I jokingly told my children to plan babies and such around Convention because I didn’t want to miss one. My favorite memory is the year I was surprised beyond words when I was given the Spirit of Close To My Heart award. My husband and daughter were flown out to surprise me, and a fun video had been made about my family and years with Close To My Heart. What an honor! THAT was my favorite memory from Convention.Unknown-19
What’s the best part about going on an incentive trip?
We have earned 15 incentive trips! They are fabulous. The best part of these trips is spending time with my best friend, my husband. We have been to places we would NEVER have been able to go otherwise. These incentive trips are so fun because we travel with the great leaders from Close To My Heart, along with the other earners and their families. We have had such great times with our Close To My Heart friends on these trips!
Which product is your favorite?
I could not even begin to name a favorite product. I use Close To My Heart products exclusively because I love the paper, the embellishments, the stamps, Studio J®, the albums—I just love it all!

Why do you love the Close To My Heart community?
Being part of the Close To My Heart community is fabulous. I have made so many friends over the years. The people at Close To My Heart are by far the most genuine people I have ever met. My customers, my Team, and other Consultants have become my dearest friends. I treasure being part of the Close To My Heart community. Through sad times and happy times, Consultants are always there for each other.
How have you changed through your involvement with Close To My Heart?
I was never very outgoing before joining Close To My Heart. But being a Close To My Heart Consultant has helped me learn to talk to people and share what I love. I had always wanted to add a little income to our family budget, but also wanted to be a “stay-at-home mom.” This fabulous business helped me do just that. Over the years, I have learned how to streamline my business, and still be a mom and grandma right along side of it!
What would you tell someone about Close To My Heart if you could only say one thing?
JOIN US!!! You will never regret it! This company is by far the best company out there in so many ways. Everything they do is done with the Consultants in mind. They have the best products and a generous commission plan. You will LOVE being part of this company!Unknown-4
Any last thoughts?
My family has truly been blessed by being part of the Close To My Heart family! I LOVE Close To My Heart!

Thank you, Chris! We love having you with us.

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Aloha, Aulani!

Greetings from the land of sunshine, beaches, and tropical sunsets! Over the past several days, Monica and Brian have been partying it up with our Consultant incentive trip earners in Ko Olina, Hawaii, at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. We wanted to share a few highlights, courtesy of Close To My Heart CCO Monica Wihongi, to relive the magic of the trip. Take it away, Monica!
^^^I brought Sticky Boy in my suitcase, and he was quite the hit! But that’s not surprising since he’s always been the life of the party. He had a great time splashing in the waves, drinking tropical drinks, and exploring Hawaiian culture. If it was up to him, we would’ve stayed there forever. (See more Sticky Boy adventures here.)

^^^What made this incentive trip extra special was that many people brought their families along with them! It made the experience that much more amazing. Having a bunch of kids running around Hawaii with you always makes things more fun. The kids even held a gift swap with each other. It was such a great opportunity for them to make friends from all over the world!

^^^Here are all of the incentive trip winners from Australia and New Zealand! It was so fun to have them with us on our first ever combined US, CA, AU, and NZ incentive trip.

^^^One of the highlights of the trip was our dinner cruise aboard the Star of Honolulu. The food was superb and the views were even better. It’s nice to feel like royalty every once in a while. 🙂

^^^For the first time in a long time, we brought back the tradition of holding a Create & Take! It was so rejuvenating to spend some time doing what we love and what ultimately brought us all to Hawaii in the first place.

^^^Look at all of these first-time incentive trip qualifiers! We are so proud of these hard working Consultants and the success they’re experiencing!

^^^COO Brian Holman had a little tumble in the ocean. A big wave took him by surprise and knocked him right off his feet! Can you say wipeout???

^^^Duuuuuddde! (Finding Nemo, anybody?) Isn’t this picture incredible? I took it with an underwater camera. We weren’t allowed to touch the sea turtles, but it was ok if they touched us. This one and a few others kept swimming around my legs!

^^^We had our closing dinner outside on Aulani’s lawn. It was an absolutely gorgeous evening.

^^^My family is always happy to see Mickey and Minnie! Disney® always knows how to make you feel special.

^^^We could never get enough of the Hawaiian sunsets. Each night was an entirely unique and spectacular performance of oranges and golds. P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E.

IMG_9898^^^Here’s the whole gang! Isn’t that a beautiful sight? I’ll always remember these moments we shared in Hawaii together—thanks for making it so wonderful. Hopefully next year we’ll all see each other again in the Caribbean or in Dubai!

Mahalo, Monica! Doesn’t that sound like a dream? Congratulations again to all the Close To My Heart Consultants who earned this fantastic opportunity! They worked hard so they got to play hard—it’s that simple. Next year the US/CA incentive trip earners will cruise through the Caribbean aboard the sparkling new Norwegian Escapeand the AU/NZ winners will set sail for Dubai aboard the Splendour of the Seas®. We’re pretty excited about it, and we’d love nothing more than for you to join us!

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