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 *My Thirty-One Story*

 I started my journey with Thirty-One Gifts as a hobby in October 2006. I was a stay-at-home-mom of two children under the age of 3 looking for a reason to get out of the house.  A little extra fun money and the option to buy cute bags at a discount was an added perk.  My quest for “me time” turned into fulfilling friendships, free vacations, personal development, an amazing career and so much more. 

I began my business with no intention of building a team or doing more than the minimum requirements to keep myself active. It didn’t take long before I found myself motivated by the many incentives including free products, vacations and electronics. My passion was contagious and people were naturally drawn to the business because of the great selection of functional products. After attending my first regional meeting, I decided to step up my recruiting and sales efforts to see if I could turn my purse addiction into a real business. I knew direct sales was the only industry where you could have control over your schedule and your income. The writing was on the wall that I might soon be a single parent, so I was driven to find a way to earn a living while still being home with my children full-time. 

Over the next 4 years, I promoted through each level of leadership as I worked my business, managed my household and transitioned into life as a single mother. Thirty-One became a positive outlet for me through some very difficult days and gave me a sense of purpose and pride through my most challenging years. The most rewarding experience was helping my team members grow into leaders and gain courage to take their personal business to a new level. The beauty of Thirty-One is as you help others achieve their dreams, you achieve your own. Throughout it all, I was so grateful that I could still be the one to put my children on the bus, volunteer in their classrooms, and be at every school party and event. Without realizing it, I built a career by working a business that I loved while surrounding myself with amazing, positive role models.

My two children are finally seeing why their mom works so hard. I never dreamed that I could make a fabulous income, be home with my children after school each day, treat my family to vacations and other extras.  I took my kids on a Disney Cruise, 3 trips to Disney World thanks to our Dream Rewards program. We are looking forward to Disney round #4 thanks to Thirty-One in 2018!  I’ve traveled to Cancun, Riviera Maya and the Dominican Republic, all expenses paid, through our Leadership Incentive Trips.  A career highlight was taking my mother to China with our top level leaders and corporate executives on an all-expense paid trip in 2017. A truly unforgettable experience.

In 2012 we watching our new home being built and closed on it early 2013. I was able to qualify and finance that home on my Thirty-One income. In addition, I’ve earned many free products,  a 42” high definition television, Mac Book Pro and other electronics for my kids through other incentives. The income, trips and gifts are such a small piece of my journey.  The relationships, renewed confidence and stronger faith are the bigger reward. The support of my parents, family and friends, along with my amazing team are huge factors in my success today. 

I am grateful for the vision of Cindy and Scott Monroe and the door they opened for me and so many others. Thirty-One can be just a hobby for you, a source of money to pay that extra bill or a career that will change your life. You have little to lose but much to gain. Will you join me?

Lori Benseler, Sales Leader with Thirty-One Gifts


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11


Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lori Benseler

Executive Director