E Y E O N A R B O N N E
“I do not have a story to tell. How could I possibly do this business?”
I remember explaining this to my sister, NVP Janine Yeager, when
she talked about doing Arbonne. I was definitely wrong. We all
have a story to tell.
My Arbonne journey began in February 2002. I loved the products
and the excitement and energy Janine had about her business every
time I talked to her. I found myself talking to everyone about
Arbonne and the incredible products. My husband looked at me
one day and said, “You should be doing this Arbonne thing!” I have
to tell you I never, in my wildest dreams, ever intended to be
involved with a network marketing company. That is until I finally
realized that I did not want to be just comfortable with my life. At
the time, I was able to stay home with my children while my husband
traveled extensively and lived a lifestyle imposed on him by
corporate America. I was not sure what I was doing when the
Arbonne opportunity presented itself, but I took a leap of faith and
jumped right in.
Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President
Katrina Keane Region; Palatine, IL
Before having children, I was a teacher; so I really love educating
people about these amazing products. I still feel like I am teaching,
yet now I have a different classroom. I am very proud to represent
such an amazing company. I truly believe Arbonne is a gift for
many reasons. By opening the gift, I found amazing friendships,
personal growth, freedom and a passion for what I am doing. I love
sharing this journey with my sisters, Janine and RVP Anna Ricci. We
have been cheering each other on from day one and have so much
People ask me all of the time to share the magic of my success with
them. Is there a perfect thing to say, or do? I will share the magical
secret with you. Are you ready? You are the magic. You are the one
who will make your business what you want it to be. You have
everything right now to get to the next level. Decide to do this business
and make no exceptions. Believe in your greatness!
Early on, there were some things that held me back in my business.
Fear was a huge one. I was so afraid of what people thought of me.
Katrina’s Why: Husband, Tom.
Katrina’s Consultant-in-training, Francesca.
Never stop growing because you
are the magic to your success.
Over time, I realized what they thought about me was not about me
at all. I finally figured out the biggest thing in my way was me. Now
that I have moved out of my own way, the sky is the limit.
When you first introduce Arbonne to some people, they may have no
idea you are offering them such an awesome gift. When you love
what you do and talk from your heart, anything can happen. Your
passion and excitement will attract those who were meant to be a
part of your business. Having faith is so important. Janine always
said, “Wipe that look of fear off of your face and have faith.” I truly
believe the strong, intelligent and dynamic people on my team were
meant to be here with me and share this amazing journey.
If you are considering doing this business and think you are too
busy, you are perfect for Arbonne. Busy people are great leaders
and achievers. If you are a Consultant just starting out on your
Arbonne journey, I encourage you to give it all you have got.
Believe in yourself and what you are doing. There will always be
someone who does not understand. Hold on, keep thinking bigger
and persevere, knowing that everything you go through will help
shape you into the person you were meant to be. At the end of your
journey, you will have a great story to tell.
To the many great leaders in Arbonne: Thank you for your inspiration,
dedication and wisdom. The beautiful thing about this business
is that we are surrounded by phenomenal men and women. To
ENVP Deb Arnold and her husband, Joe: Thank you for your passion
and love for your team.
To my team: I love you! I am proud to know you and honored to
have you on my team. Thank you for your hard work, for your “just
do it” attitude and, most of all, for your faith in me.
To all of my Consultants, Clients and friends: Thank you for your
support. I truly appreciate all of you.
To my friends, Angela, Cynthia and Donna: You have been so
encouraging and supportive. Alison, you have been such a blessing.
I cannot wait for the day all of you tell me you are ready to do
ENVP Deb Arnold, NVP Janine Yeager, AM Kristi Hughes, AM Carrina
McMannis and AM Rachel Shelton.
A family thing: Katrina with sisters, RVP Anna Ricci and NVP Janine Yeager and
President Rita Davenport.
To my mom and dad: Thank you so much for your encouragement,
last-minute babysitting and unconditional love. You are huge blessings!
To my beautiful sister and sponsor, NVP Janine Yeager: You are my
angel on earth. I am so blessed you are my big sister. I love doing
this Arbonne thing with you.
To Anna: Thank you for always being there for me and for always
having it together. I love swapping ideas and stories with you.
To Tommy and Francesca: I love you so much! You are so special
and brighten my world. I am so honored to be your mommy. God
has given me the greatest gift in you. Tommy, thank you for keeping
me accountable and asking how many more business builders I
needed to get the car. And Francesca, thanks for always reminding
me that you are an Arbonne person, too.
To my husband, Tom: You are one incredible man! You have been
by my side throughout this journey. You make me laugh and always
make me feel so special. Thanks for doing my Presentation for me
when I was too sick. Not too many men would do that. I love you!
You are a man of true integrity. I appreciate everything you do for
your family. I am glad God chose you to be my life partner.
Finally, I thank God for all of the amazing blessings in my life.
DM Jill May, DM Michelle Mihalo, DM Karen Gianopolus, Katrina, DM Kim
Kuhlman, DM Amy Hernandez and DM Gina Streepy.
DM Jill May, Teresa Kozan
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
EYE ON ARBONNE | APRIL 2006