E Y E O N A R B O N N E
A single step starts a journey …
Those were the first words I wrote in my journal the day I made the
decision to begin my Arbonne journey. This decision completely
changed the direction I thought my life was headed. A lady I respect
always says, “When you walk with God, change is always in your
favor.” Arbonne has made a big change in my life, and it has been
in my favor.
At the time Arbonne was introduced into my life, I was looking
forward to my husband’s upcoming retirement and I was completely
content with the outlook of our future as retirees. I had taught school
for many years and had also owned a business for awhile, so
looking for work was not even in the scope of my thinking.
My good friend, ERVP Leslee Nelius, introduced the Arbonne
products to me in March 2005. I tried them out of courtesy, and was
greatly surprised that I loved them, and was ready to buy. Then, she
asked if I would think about doing the business. She said it was a
fast-moving train and I needed to jump on, or get left at the station.
After much thought, I felt I was being led in that direction, so I
decided to jump on and am forever thankful that I did.
Why did I jump on Simply because I loved the product and was
excited about sharing it with my friends and family. And, if I was
going to share my passion for Arbonne anyway, I felt as if I might
l i n d a c l a r k
Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President
Linda Clark Region; Murfreesboro, TN
as well add the potential extra income to our retirement. Once I
made the decision to do this business, I jumped in with both feet.
I developed an acronym for Arbonne to help me grow my business
each and every day. To me, each letter in the Arbonne name
represented a key business-building step: Activity every day; Read,
learn and burn; Build a team; Organize your day; Never give up;
Number your leads; Encourage your team.
The Clark family.
Linda and husband, Bob with the Mercedes-Benz.
Believe in yourself and help others.
One of the keys to success is that you have to believe in Arbonne as
a company and believe in yourself, and your ability, to do the
business. Then, you must get active. My activity began by making
my list of names and calling friends I knew needed a potential
second stream of income, or wanted a change in their careers. I was
active every day. I called around, dropped off product, or spent
time on the computer.
Then, I began to learn as much as I could about Arbonne. I started
reading everything Arbonne had on its Web site. If I was going to
talk to someone about what I believed in, I wanted to know the facts
about the company and products. I learned something new every
day. Each day, no matter how big or small, I did something toward
building my business.
As my team began to sign up, I saw how this was much more than
a business. I was now touching lives and meeting new friends. It was
not about each one of us individually, it was about helping each
other and building the unity of a team in any way we could. I want
them to be successful with me. Success by yourself can be
extremely lonely. So, for my team, that meant going to Presentations
together, training and learning together, sharing information or just
being there to encourage one another to never give up. I have heard
it said that the only way to fail in Arbonne is to quit. So, we are
there for one another, cheering one another on to never give up. No
matter how many “nos” or no-shows we get, I tell everyone on my
team that having someone say “no” or not showing up, is the nature
of our business and this should not upset us. It was just not the right
person or the right time. It is always harder to finish a task than to
start one. But perseverance is the key to anything worthwhile.
Anything we do should always be about the person we are talking
to. It is never about whether they sign up or not. It is about listening
to them and letting them decide if this business is right for them. I am
not interested in getting business builders just to meet my goals, but
giving the person I am talking to a better opportunity to change their
life. I love people and always have. As a child, my father taught me
Linda’s team at ACTnow Louisville.
to always think about the other person. It is not always about their
actions, as it is about listening to their heart. Arbonne gives me an
opportunity to do that. I listen to what they say and never push in
any way. I want this to be about their decision and not about my
excitement, which is evident whenever I present the Arbonne
opportunity. Thank you, Arbonne, for giving me a business in line
with what I love to do.
To NVP Stephanie Anderson: Thank you for all your encouragement.
To ERVP Leslee Neilus: Thank you for the hours spent training
and going with me to my Presentations.
To my team, AMs, Peggy Smith, Sherri Steger, Kelley Clark and
Wren Martin, as well as to all my DMs: I want to say thank you. My
success has been a result of you and your hard work. Keep going
and the keys to the Mercedes-Benz will be yours soon.
To my husband: You have always been my biggest supporter and
encourager … thank you and I love you.
Before you decide on a future with Arbonne, it is important to know
why you want to join this business. What are your goals Once you
clearly define them for yourself, then you will be ready to jump in
and give it 100 percent. Along the path to success, you need to do
some key things. Learn all you can about the business. List and
consider the people you want to come along with you. And then be
a friend and a partner to all those who join you. After that, you can
have fun and enjoy the ride.
NVP Stephanie Anderson, Linda and ERVP Leslee Neilus.
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
AM Kelley Clark, Linda and Bonnie.
EYE ON ARBONNE | MARCH 2006