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Before I started my Arbonne business in June of 2005, I worked for a
small biotech company as a sales representative. I received a great
paycheck and lots of nice perks in this position, plus I loved the people
I worked with. My husband was working his dream job as a high school
teacher. The problem was, I was struggling to manage a four-state territory
and had two darling boys being cared for by a nanny. To add
to this, my oldest son was diagnosed with autism at age 2 ½ and his
therapy bills were adding up. So, to say I felt my life was in balance
would be a lie.
Then Nancy Davidson, ERVP and long-time friend, introduced me to
the Arbonne opportunity. She told me that she had found the “thing”;
a way to work fl exible hours and make more money. When I learned
about the fantastic products and the company, I became a Consultant
who purchased at a discount right away, purchasing a Right Start Value
Pack; Arbonne’s best deal for new Consultants with 50 percent off the
catalogue price. I was hooked! Five months later, I joined Nancy in the
business. My husband suggested I quit my pharmaceutical job after just
one year of working Arbonne so I could work from home and be with
my boys. I was thrilled!
I always dreamed of being a motivational speaker. It must come from
the fact that I love to help people feel good about themselves. I believe
you can be a giver or a taker in life. I choose to be a giver. Do not get
me wrong; I am far from perfect. Just ask my husband or my siblings!
However, I try every day to make a difference in other people’s lives.
I guess that is one of the reasons why this Arbonne business made so
much sense to me from the beginning. It is about helping other people.
And when you help others, you actually help yourself. Arbonne might
Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President
Leslie Breedlove Region; Leawood, KS
not be your dream job but it can be the vehicle for you to get where
you want to be! I knew from the start that I was going to do this business
no matter what! I was not at all interested in being mediocre and just
“giving it a try.” A famous sci-fi movie character once said, “There is no
such thing as try. Only do!” That is the truth. Are you trying to live your
life to the fullest or are you doing it? Make a decision. Make a choice.
Choices create champions. Luck has nothing to do with it.
The Breedlove family.
Leslie and her sister, EAM Susan Boyle Patriarca.
Leslie’s Why, Matthew, Jeff and Ethan.
Choices create champions.
Luck has nothing to do with it!
This business is a numbers game. It is not about convincing people to
buy the products or do the business. It is simply introducing as many
people as possible to products and an opportunity that could change
their lives. The choice is theirs. However, the answer will always be “no”
if you do not ask. Economies fl uctuate and recessions happen. Did you
know that health and wellness is the third most recession-proof industry?
Arbonne is a health and wellness company. Did you also know that
leading wealth experts today are recommending network marketing as
a genius business model? And that the Direct Selling Association has
said we are the fastest growing network marketing company in their
history? It is true.
When our family history was dramatically changed in July of 2003 with
Matthew’s autism diagnosis, we had a choice. We decided to take
immediate action and get him the services he needed to start learning
to communicate and function better. We still have tough choices every
day. Recently, we decided to move our family, temporarily, to a city in
the southeast from our home in Kansas City to allow Matthew to undergo
an innovative program we hope will help him. We could not have done
this without Arbonne. The decision would have been even tougher if we
had not gone Region. As we know, you do not go Region alone!
Thank you to my team past and present: You are truly remarkable! I
wish I had 10 pages to write about each of you because you are all so
special. My AMs: Susan, Amy F., Chrystii, Kathy E. and Jen C., thank
you! DMs: Tammie, Debby S., Kelly D, Virginia, Kate, Amy J., Louise
J., Pat, Jen F., Chelann, Kathi C., Sarah D., Cadi O., Sonya G., Mollie
and Vicki, stretching from Seattle through Denver, Australia, Kansas City,
Chicago and St. Augustine, Florida. You guys rock!
Thank you to my parents, Stan and Judy Boyle, for always telling me I
could do anything. Love you.
My siblings, Angie Heller, EAM Susan Boyle and Scott Boyle: The shows
we put on in the basement on Lancelot Lane taught me how to have fun
and work as a team. I love you guys. Susan, thanks for being my fi rst
business builder! Ten minutes into sharing Arbonne, you said, “I’m in!” I
sponsored up with you!
Leslie’s sponsor, ERVP Nancy Davidson and members of the Breedlove Region at
NTC 2008 Atlanta.
Dr. Tom Barrett with Leslie’s sister, Angie; cousin, EDM Debby Sabo; Leslie and
Leslie’s sister, EAM Susan Boyle Patriarca.
My in-laws, Steph and Mike, and sister-in-law, Jen: Your support of
us during the last few years has been a blessing. I cannot thank you
enough! Love you all!
My sponsor, ERVP Nancy Davidson: You kept calling. Thank you!
NVP Anna Randazzo and ENVP Jody Holsinger: Thanks for mentoring
My crossline, my tribe: Your last minute orders to help me fi nish RVP were
simply amazing. Love you.
My husband, Jeff: Our family began when we fell in love. Thanks for
choosing me through thick and thin. You and the boys are my Why!
The choices we make create our life’s legacy. What will your legacy be?
Leslie and crossline friends and upline, ENVP Julianne Lagerstrom, RVP Marci Knoff,
RVP Beth Stedry, ENVP Jody Holsinger, NVP Anna Randazzo and ENVP Debbie Miller.
Leslie with her Mercedes-Benz
and her favorite car decal for
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
The testimonials in this story refl ect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
EYE ON ARBONNE | SEPTEMBER 2008