E Y E O N A R B O N N E
THE ANSWER WAS IN
OTHER’S SUCCESS STORIES
My gift was delivered 12 months ago when I was introduced to
Arbonne. Just like many of you, I signed up as a Consultant to purchase
product for a discount, and I wanted no part of doing this as a business.
I thought I was happy working and traveling all the time. I was doing
what I was taught to do – be an employee. Most people are trained to
work 9-to-5 each day. There is little preparation for being an entrepreneur
or business owner. My career demanded so much of my time that
at the end of the day, I had two hours left to fit everything else in, including
The dilemma was, do I live for my job or own my life? I had been living
a career as a dance teacher, yet allowed that career to take over.
I had been born with such a passion for life and people that I allowed
everything else to become minimal. Through this passion, my career
took precedence over my family and God. As a teacher, I thought this
is what I was supposed to do, but I knew I was missing something; a
Five years ago, my husband, Mark, and I had a beautiful little girl,
Hadley. I yearned to be the best wife and mom I could be. Well, that
could not happen if I kept living my life inverted and working family
around my career. Then, I started to notice my daughter would call me
grandma more than she would call me mommy. I began to wonder,
what kind of message was I sending to my daughter? Was I declaring
that my career was more important than she was to me?
I decided, then and there, it was my choice to allow my career to conquer
my home life. My new mission was to find a balance in my life and
get my priorities straight. I decided to ask my dear friend and sponsor,
y v e t t e w a l t s
Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President
Yvette Walts Region; Evansville, IN
ERVP Stacey Shanks, to share more of the Arbonne opportunity with me.
I wondered, why Stacey would leave corporate America to open a
home-based business, I thought she was living the American dream.
After researching Arbonne and enjoying their pure, safe, beneficial
products, I made the switch. I chose to try the Arbonne business for an
entire year. After six months, I took “try” out of my vocabulary, and
said, “I am going to succeed at this business and help many people
along the way.”
The Walts: Mark, Yvette
The Walts with Stacey, Farren,
Riely and Reed Shanks.
Yvette’s Why: Hadley.
Own your life.
Perhaps you are wondering if I ever doubted if I would succeed in this
business. No way; I would not allow myself to give in to self doubt. Each
night before retiring, I would read a few Eye on Arbonne stories and
say to myself, “I will do this, just like they did.” Yes, I had ups and
downs; however, I always returned to those comforting Eye on Arbonne
stories, which gave me the positive focus to succeed. I was not going to
quit. I had one incredible life to live and own. I love the fact that I could
still have a positive impact on people’s lives. We all have options with
how we set our priorities. The only way to lose at this business is to never
get started or to quit. Life is a choice and we live it the way we choose
to. This is a business of working together to succeed together.
I feel blessed in my new Arbonne business with the incredible friendships
and leadership of ENVP Jennifer Simon and ERVP Stacey Shanks:
Thank you both for being you. I respect, love and appreciate you two.
You are the best.
A special thank you goes out to my team: You are the reason that I
can write this story. Teamwork makes the dream work.
Congratulations to my first business builder, EDM Lori Manion: I cannot
wait to read your story.
I would like to thank AM Pauline Kanter: You are a true Arbonne Ace.
Thank you for all of your consistency, perseverance and hard work. Start
writing that story, and you will do it.
Thank you “Arbonne Angels,” EDM Linda Luker, EDM Carol Lukins and
DM Cecile Martin: Keep up the momentum. You are a dream team and
I am so proud of you.
Great job, “incredibles” EDM Connie Howard – I am so excited for you
both. Double duo, DMs Debbie and Elyse McGillem: Thank you for
being you. I know you can do it, keep the faith. DMs in serious activity
include, Leslie Brooks, Cathi Fergerson, Karen Peterson, Amanda
Williams and Kendra Willis. Keep up the great work. You can do it.
To our serious business builders in action, Jonell and Tony Chernetsky,
Kim Gillis, Denis T. Locsin, Michelle Corne, Diane Matt, Elizabeth
DM Elyse McGillem, EDM Debbie McGillem, Yvette, Marilyn Isreal, EDM Linda Luker
and DM Carrie Abts.
BACK: Cathi Fergerson. FRONT, L-R: ERVP Stacey Shanks, ENVP Jennifer Simon, EDM
Debbie McGillem, DM Elyse McGillem, Yvette, DM Monica Shakun, Faith and Hope.
Roberts, Jane Strassel, Marilyn Isreal, Emily Brenneman, Lydia Rea,
Sarah Quinett, Michelle Upp, Cheryl Afana and Rachel Sinclair: You
can do it. You have to believe to achieve and I believe in you.
To all of my family and Consultants who purchase products: Thank you
for being a part of my Arbonne team and loving the products.
To my husband, Mark: You are absolutely amazing. Thank you for
believing in me and being so patient with me. You are my rock and I
To mommy’s girl, Hadley: You are my Why.
To my mom and dad: How can I ever thank you for all that you do. I
love, respect and cherish the two of you. When I grow up, I want to be
you — the best parents and grandparents. Thank you.
To my favorite aunt Peach and uncle Bill: Thank you for always supporting,
caring and helping me. I love you.
To Jonell and Tony Chernetsky, Mike and Charlotte Walts: Thank you
for being you. I appreciate and love you.
Thank you to the Home Office staff: This is one class act that I am proud
to be a part of.
To God: I thank You and give You all the glory.
Yvette with her new
Yvette, ERVP Stacey Shanks
and ENVP Jennifer Simon.
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 | JANUARY 2006