My Arbonne journey began on September 1, 2005.
I was a Senior Vice President of an advertising agency, in charge of East Coast clients. I was a happy, overscheduled wife, mother of two and friend, who went on fabulous vacations and kept a very busy social schedule. On paper, it appeared I had it all. The last thing this busy woman needed was another item on her to-do list, especially not a “business opportunity.”
Arbonne came into my life quite by surprise. I was asked to try an anti- aging skin care set for a week. I had just turned 40 and was using an expensive department store brand. I was intrigued by this botanically based skin care line, so I agreed to sample the product. I instantly loved Arbonne, so much in fact that I agreed to host a Swiss beauty workshop to experience even more of these phenomenal products. My event was a huge success, and I was approached to join the business. I promptly dismissed it and the idea of becoming a glorified lipstick saleswoman.
Soon after my Arbonne event, our agency lost a key client that paid my six-figure salary. I was told that my compensation would shift to less salary and more commission. I would have to double or triple my efforts to equal my salary of years past. Clearly, I was going in the wrong direction. I was still loving my Arbonne products, and remembered hearing about all the benefits , satisfaction and joy derived from building an Arbonne business. To my great fortune, I attended a meeting in late August of 2005 at the home of ENVP Dana Collins. I learned that although we were the same age, Dana had the lifestyle I wished I had. She owned her own business, worked from home, was present in her children’s lives and had complete control of her destiny. I fell in love with Dana and the business that balmy night and just like that, I decided to start a new business.
Still in advertising, I had to be incredibly efficient with my time. I shared the product in between business trips and on weekends. Although I defined “ignorance on fire" that first month, I became a District Manager at the end of 30 days. Six months later, I became an Area Manager. I loved the power of helping women look and feel beautiful. It became increasingly obvious that Arbonne was here to stay, so I retired my advertising life and focused on building my new business.
Since then I have never looked back. I have become a VP with Arbonne, earned the free Mercedes and been on over 10 free five star vacations from the company. I have replaced a six-figure income with a business that creates residual income and I have created a financial asset which grows each year. It is the best decision I have ever made.
The only regret is that I didn't begin this business sooner.