Avon Independent Sales Representative Michelle Jesso and her husband Andre star on the Discovery channel’s reality tv show Cold Water Cowboys, an original Canadian series from Paperny Entertainment following seven captains and their crews.
Michelle and Andre have been fishing together for close to 30 years, and were approached by the show’s producers to become “cowboys.” Michelle is on the water in their open boat the Wave on Wave from April to December, fishing for lobster and other species off the coast of Newfoundland.
We caught Michelle on land to ask her about her life on board, being on camera, and running her Avon business at the same time. Read on for the 6 tips we learned from this powerhouse woman!
1. She says yes when new opportunities come knocking.
We got started on the tv show by our own fish buyer. Production personnel came knocking.
Having the cameras around the first week or two took some getting used to, but I am not a shy person. The camera boys became like family members.
2. She likes taking on new challenges and being her own boss.
I’m always taking on new things. The busier I get, the more I take on. Avon was right there. I always bought from someone, so why not do it for me?
Like, fishing, I’m my own boss. What you put in, you get out.
3. She makes the most of every minute and finds a way to get everything done.
Every minute is important. On the boat I use my data plan to place my Avon order.
My Customers are family, and now community; fans are next.
The Customer is going to buy from someone, why not you? Reach out to shut-ins and the elderly who can’t get out much.
What free time I do have (which is none) I spend with my beautiful grandkids, plus I love Zumba.
4. A beautiful woman is her inspiration and motivation.
What keeps me motivated is my 89-year-old mom – her beautiful heart and spirit. My mom is my inspiration.
5. She’s passionate about Avon products.
My skin has been through war from the salt spray to freezing temperatures, but you have to moisturize to keep from turning into a leather boot.
6. She’s always got her lipstick!
It’s on the Discovery channel in March. Watch for me on the Wave on Wave with my Avon products! I don’t leave land without my lipstick.