E Y E O N A R B O N N E
IT IS NOT
When my mom called me about Arbonne, in late March of 2006, I was
very surprised. I had a great job with a Web conferencing company,
working out of my home and making a significant income for my family.
I could not understand why my mom would be so insistent about a network
marketing company. She had even told me many times how lucky
I was to have the job that I had. So, for her to bring up Arbonne in every
conversation, every day, was just so strange to me. I did not get it.
Then on April 6 th I lost my “great” job. My company was acquired by
another company and they let most of us go. I could not believe it. I still
was not going to do Arbonne, though. However, that Easter, there were
other plans in store for me. My mom, who lives in Edmond, Oklahoma,
flew out to visit us. As I suspected would happen, she started talking to
me about Arbonne again. She spoke about how much she liked the
NutriMinC ® RE 9® anti-aging skin care; how it made her skin feel and that
she just loved everything about it, even the packaging. She talked about
how all of these women (nearly 200 in fact) were driving a white
Mercedes-Benz in Oklahoma — by participating in the Mercedes-Benz
Cash Bonus Program — and about the potential income some people
were making. I was really hesitant and even explained to her that if it
was big in Oklahoma, then we were too late. Then, I saw the map. I
saw all the amazing activity in Oklahoma and I looked over at my little
state of Delaware and was shocked. There was only one woman driving
the Mercedes-Benz in the entire state! I know Delaware is small, but
surely there was room for more than one. I looked up to my mom and
said, “Mom, I do not think we are late; I think we are early.” Then I said,
“I need to wash my face!”
Well, that is what I did and I have since not only fallen madly in love
with the products, but have made it to Regional Vice President in only
four-and-a-half months! I am not alone. The first woman who joined me
— Carol Newberry — is getting her Mercedes-Benz, too. And my second
business builder, Laurie Schaefer, is right on our heels, too, for her
Angie’s family: Husband, Dave, daughter, Cambria and son, Christian.
a n g i e c e l l a
Independent Consultant, Executive Regional Vice President
Angie Cella Region; Wilmington, DE
Mercedes-Benz. We are not only hugely successful in Arbonne, we are
actually having fun doing it, and I think that is a secret to being successful
in Arbonne. If you are enjoying your life, especially your working
life, it shows and other people want to be a part of that.
Working as a team with my friend, EAM Laurie Schaefer, and my
neighbor (turned good friend), RVP Carol Newberry, in growing our
businesses, we learned there are really two key reasons to success with
Arbonne. The first is understanding that in order for you to be successful,
you must help others be successful. The second is knowing that finding
these other people is simply a matter of time — it will happen. Some
on the team find their teammates or business builders right away; others
take months, but those who stay with it eventually find their teams.
So when you start an Arbonne business you need to give yourself some
time, have a committed mind and heart and once you find your business
Cambria, Angie’s Why.
Christian, Angie’s Why.
Stop wishing and start doing.
builders, help them. We found the more we helped each other and encouraged
others to stay with it, the more we were blessed in our businesses.
In the beginning, my husband was totally against me doing Arbonne.
This past summer he was transformed. He now sees Arbonne as a blessing
to our family and our lives. I hardly know who he is when he says
things to me like, “Honey, I will watch the kids, I will cook dinner, give
the kids their baths … you just go do your Arbonne.” For the first time
in our lives together, we see those dreams of ours may actually come
true; buying the Avalon beach home may become a reality. We will
have the potential to go on trips with our children, without scheduling
conflicts and money concerns. Spending more time with each other and
them is a possibility. The worry of watching every dime and stressing out
between paychecks is ending. Our lives have been altered into the life
we always dreamed. We actually laugh more and have less stress now,
though we are busier than ever with my (or I should say “our”) Arbonne
business. The difference is, we now have — as he puts it — an “exit strategy,”
basically, the opportunity for both of us to have the potential to
retire in just a few short years. Can you imagine being retired and financially
secure by the age of 30 or 40? We have this option now.
First of all, I want to thank my team. To Carol, Laurie, EDM Glendy
Prado, EDM Gina Ellis and my newest business builder and longtime
friend, Nicole Kerr: Thank you for believing in me and this journey. And
to the whole team, I know you hear this all the time, but you all are
amazing. Your spirit, determination, trust and commitment astound me.
Instead of me motivating you, you all motivate me. Thank you for all you
do, for the sacrifices and the many things I never see you do every day
to grow your business. I want so much for each of you to achieve all of
your dreams and get the most you can out of life. I pray for each of you
every night and will always love and admire you. To my mentor and
coach, ENVP Kristi Sivigliano: The first time I spoke to you, I felt your
energy and drive. I was touched by how much you wanted this, and still
believe, for me. You never made me feel that this was about you. I
appreciate you being honest with me (especially on those days I probably
wish you had not) and for hanging in there with me. You make me
laugh and I feel proud to know you. And finally, a big thank you to
ENVP Cecilia Stoll for being a pioneer and paving the way so that all
The Delaware/Pennsylvania team: EAM Katina Tsaganos,
ENVP Kristi Sivigliano, RVP Carol Newberry, EAM Susan
Coles (aka “Mom”), Angie, EAM Hilary Eberle and EDM
of us might also have the opportunity to have our dreams come true. I
am very thankful and honored to be a part of your team.
To my mom and dad Cella: Thanks for keeping it real and making me
laugh. I love you both so much and I am so glad I am your “favorite”
now. To my husband and best friend, Dave: You are my foundation and
touchstone. I know you know I could not have done this without you. I
love you. To my mom: Thanks for keeping on me about it. You helped
me to see that network marketing is simply a way of distributing products,
that the products are phenomenal and you can make a potentially
amazing living doing it; and also that anything is possible in life if you
believe. I love you, mom!
I once thought that the potential to earn extraordinary income only happened
to extraordinary people; well, that is not the case with Arbonne.
Anyone who puts their mind to it can go all the way to the top. I love
what this company has done for our family and friends. And I believe it
is just the beginning.
The Delaware/Pennsylvania team: AM Lisa
White, DM Cristi Edwards, EDM Gina
Ellis, Angie, RVP Carol Newberry, EDM
Glendy Prado, EAM Hilary Eberle and
EAM Katina Tsaganos.
The DC/Virginia team: Tania Ivey, EAM
Laurie Schaefer, DM Shelley Sorensen,
Angie, EDM Lara Zauner, DM Gretchen
Cioffi and EDM Ed Taylor.
EXECUTIVE 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 | NOVEMBER 2006