This is episode 71 of the Pam Sowder Podcast, with your host, Pam Sowder! Pam has over 2 decades of field and corporate experience and was voted one of the most influential women in direct selling. She helps match the daily needs of distributors to everyday life challenges.


Today on the podcast, Pam has a fun topic for you all: FASHION! And joining her today is her favorite fashionista friend, Jessica Papineau! Jessica is a personal stylist and shopper who offers on-set styling for photoshoots, weddings, special events, and more! She even customizes complete wardrobes by editing the closet, putting together outfits, and creating a full wardrobe lookbook. She helps women look and feel their best and believes that fashion and beauty is not a destination — but a journey!

So what does fashion have to do with finding success in your business? Everything! In order to get out there and share your message with the world it’s important to be dressed for success! When we look good, we feel good, and when we feel good people gravitate towards us and want to know more!


In this episode, Jessica shares how fashion plays a huge part in your success, how you can put together a fantastic wardrobe on any budget, and how we can ‘suit up’ to show up!


Key Takeaways

[:31] About today’s episode!

[:51] Pam welcomes Jessica Papineau to the podcast!

[1:07] Jessica tells the story of her past and how she got started with all of this!

[8:45] Jessica shares the lessons she gained from her past and what it ultimately taught her.

[9:27] Where did Jessica get her clothing when she was younger? And where did she get introduced to better clothing? Did she always have an eye for fashion?

[11:03] Jessica speaks about her special shopping time with her grandmother when she was younger and how that helped inspire her passion for fashion as well as her independence.

[13:57] How did Jessica get her strong sales skills and work ethic?

[15:50] Does Jessica visualize and journal?

[17:02] When Jessica thinks about her past, is she bitter about it at all?

[18:04] Jessica tells the story of how she and Pam met in 2011! She also speaks about her children and being a stay-at-home mom for seven years.

[19:58] Did Jessica feel that a part of her was missing when she was a stay-at-home mom?

[21:12] Did Jessica ever feel lost after her children went to school? If so, how did she overcome that and find her purpose? And did she ever have mom guilt when she was working?

[28:54] Why are some of us so afraid of when it comes to talking to the public? And how does she let all the “No’s,” not get to her?

[30:26] What does Jessica mean when she says: “Get up and suit up!”?

[33:49] Jessica gives her advice to young moms new to the business and explains why you really need to get up and suit up each and every day to truly work your business to its fullest potential!

[36:45] How can we feel powerful and confident in yoga pants?!

[39:34] What are the most important pieces of makeup and skincare to help us appear fresh and awake and ready to conquer the day?

[42:07] How can we accessorize for success? And what’s trending right now?

[43:27] What are ‘fashion sneakers?’ If we could only get one pair which would Jessica recommend?

[45:58] Why does Jessica think that some people hate sales? And what does she think of sales as?

[47:50] Why suiting up and showing up is critical in making sales.

[48:20] If you don’t have a story to tell others yet, can you borrow others’?

[50:00] Jessica’s advice to those who haven’t made any money yet but are incredibly passionate.

[57:00] Why do some people fail to recommend products that they love and are using? How does Jessica recommend we “upsell?”

[1:00:15] Jessica gives some final pieces of wisdom about goal setting.

[1:01:13] Pam and Jessica’s challenge for you: do something right now (after listening to this episode!) that makes you feel uncomfortable!

[1:01:41] What Pam and Jessica will be speaking about in a future episode!


Mentioned in this Episode

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Jessica Papineaus Website

Jessica Papineaus Instagram

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Alo Legging Bottoms



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Rachel Hollis


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