ea oE Y E O N A R B O N N EA REAL REASONTO SINGEvery day, I realize more and more that each new morning we aregiven is a gift. It is a gift to be opened and enjoyed with those whomyou love. I have been blessed with a wonderful life surrounded bypeople who love me and desire to see me succeed in all I do. Someof those at the top of my list are my parents. They have supportedme from the beginning in the pursuit of one of my greatest passions— music. I have traveled all around the world, performing andsinging since I was 6-years-old. Being a musician is an intrinsic partof who I am and I plan to always push myself to the next level.However, it did not take me long to realize that there was not asteady financial future in the music business. Even if I were to makeit to the top, there is no certainty that it would last forever. I wantedsomething I could build a more solid future on and knew that I couldnot find it in a 9-to-5 job.About three years ago, my mom, NVP Lori Loza, signed me up asa Consultant. Little did I know that I was taking a step down a newroad that would forever change my life. One of the greatest changesthat has occurred in my life has been the personal growth and selfdevelopmentI have experienced on my Arbonne journey. I had tolearn what it means to persevere through opposition and look myfears in the face. I have had to make a conscious decision not to letthese fears and insecurities control me.On my journey, I qualified for District Manager, but also missed itthree separate times. This is because I had a phobia of calling peopleand telling them about Arbonne. Whenever I made an attempt,the phone felt like it weighed 1,000 pounds. I was scared to deathof what people would say or think of me. There were times that IJoey and Sheena on their dream honeymoon in Tahiti!sheena fiktarzIndependent Consultant, Regional Vice PresidentSheena Fiktarz Region; Los Alamitos, CAexperienced a difficult rejection and all too often it was by someoneclose to me. One instance sticks out in my mind. I gave some productto a woman I really respected and looked up to. When I returnedto talk to her about it, I found out that she had never even tried it.Rather than coming out to tell me personally, she sent her daughterto meet me at my car to give it back and never spoke to me again.I know a lot of people doubted me and made fun of my Arbonnedream because I was only 20 when I started my business. I knowthey wondered how someone so young could know about healthand wellness, or about helping them find the potential for financialfreedom. Experiences like these combined with my lack of purposefor Why I needed Arbonne kept me from moving forward.continued ...LEFT:Sheena’s team with her brand-new Mercedes-Benz.BELOW:Sheena’s old “clunker” next to her shiny, new Mercedes-Benz!
success strategy:“ ”Do not give up.About a year ago, I finally wised up and got serious about my business.It came at a time when I met my husband, Joey. We dated forseven months before we got engaged and then I took five monthsoff to plan my wedding. During the time I was off, I had earned thepotential for my paycheck to keep increasing. My husband and afuture family became my reason Why I wanted to succeed with mybusiness no matter what. Included in my Why was the hope of givingmy husband what he longed for. As a youth pastor for over nineyears, he has always dreamed of being able to simply volunteer hisservice to God and not receive any sort of a paycheck for it.Because of Arbonne, I feel truly blessed that I have been able to helphim reach his dream. About the time of our wedding, I committed tomyself and Joey that when we got back from our honeymoon, Iwould start working really hard to reach RVP. Four months after ourhoneymoon, I achieved this goal!I used to drive an older, used car and told everyone that I wouldhave it until I traded it in for my new, white Mercedes-Benz by participatingin the Mercedes-Benz Cash Bonus Program. Many peoplelaughed, but now that they have seen my car, those same peopleare signing up to start the business.Arbonne has given me a way to make an incredible impact andpositive difference for many people in this world. I believe now,more than ever, that Arbonne is one of the vehicles I can use to dothat. I am constantly looking for more people who want to changethe world to join my team. I believe that one of the reasons we areput on this earth is to love. Through meeting a variety of people inmy Arbonne business, I have learned how to love more each andevery day. I pray that I am gifted with many more days to grow myfaith, and relationship with God, and show that love is truly the wayto help meet the needs of those who cross my path.First and foremost, I want to thank God for giving me the boldnessto follow my dream. He is the entire reason I live and I loveHim so much.To my sweet husband, Joey: You are the reason Why I do this business.I cannot believe God blessed me with you. Thanks for alwaysbeing willing to do whatever I needed at the moment. You are mynumber-one supporter and I could not have done this without yourSheena with ENVP Stacy Thorn and husband, Joey.love. I respect your godliness and hope to be like you some day. Ilove you with all my heart.To my upline — my mama: It is true that we will always be in businesstogether and I love that. My words cannot express how much Ilove you.To my daddy: You have always been supportive of everything I do.I know you were so excited to see me in my new, white Mercedes-Benz. You are the best daddy that a girl could ever have. To mysweet family: Thanks for being on my side when I felt no one elsewas. I look forward to many vacations with all of you when we getto the top of this company.To my fabulous uplines, (my former nanny) ENVP Holly Warnol andENVP Shannon Johnson: You both inspire me so much. I know Icould not have gotten here without all of your hard work and yourdedication to my personal growth. Your friendships are like gold tome. Thanks for all of your love and support. Love you both!Last, and certainly not least, to my team: You all are incredible. Ifeel honored to know each and every one of you. We have had themost fun together over this past year. There is one thing you allhave in common, which is you deeply care about others. It is evidentin everything you do. I cannot wait to hand all of you the keysto your new, white Mercedes-Benzes. That day is coming verysoon. I love you all!Sheena with her amazing upline, ENVP Holly Warnol.REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTThe testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.Sheena at a training with her fabulous team.EYE ON ARBONNE | MARCH 2007