My name is Jaffer Hussain and I’m an independent consultant for Arbonne International. Thank you for visiting my personal website!
I worked in retail for over 12 years and was in management for over half that time. I loved my job. I really did. I loved working with people. I loved it for all of the people building aspects like customer service, hiring and training, not to mention the thrill of helping run a multi-million dollar business and drawing in over $100,000 in sales on Boxing Day! However, as much as I loved all those pieces, they were also very stressful. Retail simply got exhausting for me. I was working so many weekends, I was working overnight shifts, I was on my feet all day running around cleaning up after people and making sure my part time staff weren't slacking off. Eventually, I ran myself into the ground. I found myself working way too much and not having enough time do the things I loved.
In October 2015, thanks to some encouragement from a close friend I signed up for a 7-month Yoga Teacher Training program. This fit my retail life because it was one weekend a month for the next 7 months. On the first day, we had to write out an intention for what we wanted to achieve in the course. My intention was “to let go of what no longer serves me.” Pretty cheesy, right? But it was true. I wanted to eliminate what I no longer needed or wanted. What happened the next 7 months was truly life changing. Exactly a month later I went back to my retail job and I knew I had to get out. So I quit. Without a plan. I had no idea what I was going to do next but I knew this was the right move. I knew this was one of the things I had to eliminate. The same day I quit, I got introduced to Arbonne. I then got a job working at a yoga studio. And 3 months later I met my fiance, Executive National Vice President Alex Trimble, at an Arbonne Meeting. Amazing things were starting to happen. The more I eliminated the things I didn’t want, the more I was attracting things that I wanted.
With Yoga, I knew working at the studio and teaching yoga was going to give me the time freedom I was craving. I knew my days of working the retail grind were going to be over. But, I also knew that nobody becomes a yoga teacher because it's financially rewarding. Yoga teachers hustle to earn a living. Very, very few people teach yoga and rely on it for a full time income. It's not possible especially with the number of people that are now certified to be Yoga Teachers.
I wanted financial freedom AND time freedom. I was always taught that I couldn’t have both. That I had to sacrifice one for the other. Sacrifice time now and make as much money as possible, and then retire and I'll have all the time in the world. Sounds great in theory but people are retiring broke. People are working into theirs 60s and 70s because they need the money. By the time I actually retire my health has likely deteriorated significantly from all the stress and lack of taking care of myself and I actually have no money but now have a lot of time. Great, but now I can’t take advantage of that time because I’m old and broke.
I honestly don't want to wait until I'm 70 to able to travel and enjoy life. By the time I'm 70 I want to have travelled the world. I want to be healthy, active and lively. I want to own multiple properties, maybe one in India so I can visit my sister and have a place to stay. I want to be running and doing yoga every day. I want to inspire and be inspired. I can't do those things with a regular job. No matter how much I earn, I'll never have that kind of time freedom working up a corporate ladder.
This is why i do Arbonne. The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. Retail was not going to get me to where I want to go. Teaching yoga is not going to get me to where I want to go. Arbonne is going to give me the financial AND time freedom and be the vehicle in my life that allows me to pursue my dreams.