If you read my prior blog and article published by Prsuit: “DEALING WITH JUDGEMENT OF YOUR ASPIRATIONS BY OTHERS” then you will know that part of this experience had to do with my joining Arbonne International as an Independent Consultant, so I wanted to share my experiences with you about what it’s been like for me since I joined this past October 2016. This is a network marketing company and many are skeptical of those type of companies, I was too, until I opened my mind to learn more about it and dispelled the myths. The truth is nothing happens overnight and it requires dedication and perseverance to build a business, so as long as people know that, they will not be misled. The reality about reputation is, when a company is growing, some people who affiliate themselves with the company may not reflect the company very well and that of course damages a reputation. Arbonne International is not a new business, but is 35 plus years and growing. Reputation is a concern for every growing business because as a company grows, the people in front of us represent the company, and if those people don’t make a good impression, the company is then tied to that impression.
REFLECTION OF OUR VALUES
My opinion and experience throughout my life is that we should not get involved with a company unless it truly mirrors our values and purpose in life, because we become a reflection of the company and the company becomes a reflection of us. If a company changes and no longer reflects the values and purpose that drew us to the company, we should end our relationship with that company. As in life, nothing is perfect, a company is the makeup of its affiliates or employees, and likewise if a person no longer reflects the core values and purpose of a company, they are usually terminated.
ARBONNE: PURE, SAFE, BENEFICIAL
Arbonne has done a great job of summarizing in the three words: Pure, Safe and Beneficial, the inspiration behind their products. When I joined Arbonne, I had done a little research on my own on nutrition, but nothing on cosmetics or skincare, that was something I didn’t think about. What impacted me most of all was the statement that our skin is the largest organ of our body and absorbs what we put on it, which affects us and our health. It does matter what we use for skincare and obviously, our nutrition too. I’ve researched more since joining because I wanted to verify statements and there was so much I didn’t know, and I’ve learned a lot already. I encourage you to research on your own too, not necessarily blogs, but medical research clinics and hospitals, such as Mayo Clinic or Johns Hopkins on various topics that we may question.
This is what I connected with and related to when I made the decision to align with the company, it matched my core values:
ARBONNE: THE PRODUCTS: NUTRITION, SKINCARE, COSMETICS, BATH/BODY
Before I would recommend any products to my friends or family, I wanted to try them myself. That is just who I am, I can’t stand behind something I don’t believe in. My experiences with Arbonne are in process and being reflected on my Facebook Page: annm2705 but truly I haven’t used something I didn’t like, I do have favorites and products that maybe are not necessary for me personally, but they still are high quality, effective plus I feel comfortable using them or recommending them because of my experience as well as Arbonne’s stated product purpose: PURE, SAFE, BENEFICIAL.
In January 2017, I started the 30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond Program and I am so impressed by the resources offered to those who participate. Of course, we buy a 30-day supply of Arbonne products that may seem expensive at first, because we are buying a 30-day supply, but when you break it down to a per meal cost, you can get the products, for less than the cost of a muffin and cup of coffee. When you participate in the program, you will also receive the resources of Nutritionists who provide a weekly grocery list, recipes for nutritious meals, as well as suggestions for challenges we face in our eating habits, cravings etc. I’ve found that my grocery bills are less, but I’m eating healthier. My shopping cart is primarily filled with organic vegetables, some fruits and protein: lean meat: chicken, turkey, grass fed beef, and fish. And yes, organic is more expensive, but I’m eliminating the sugar and not so good for you type of carbohydrates, so that offsets the organic cost. And when I thought about what I’m feeding myself and my family and how it so greatly affects our health, this will likely offset medical bills in the future, by taking a vested interest in healthy eating! Not all medical bills of course, but this is something we should all consider with the rising cost of healthcare: taking better care of ourselves and our family. I have met people who changed their diets and then no longer needed medications. Medications are expensive and some of the side effects are destructive too. Take some time to think about that. If you want to join a future 30 Days to Healthy Living program with Arbonne, I provide my contact information at the end of this article.
ARBONNE INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS
I decided to become an Independent Consultant to get the greatest product discount after using a few skincare sample products, because I liked the products and knew I would be buying more. It wasn’t a significant upfront cost, so I could justify it. I wanted to learn more before I suggested the products to anyone else, which is what I’ve been doing these past several months. When I joined Arbonne, the products and the company reflected something important to me: a healthy life style and improvement, so I decided to do it; there was no downside. Becoming an Independent Consultant has its advantages: a discount on the products plus we can make income from products that others buy through our introduction, so why not? Especially if we like the products and will be using them ourselves. If others like the products and want to join as Independent Consultants, they can too, there is no competition here, this is a team and growing! The more products I tried and the more people I met through Arbonne, my thoughts on this expanded. I saw this as such a great business opportunity for motivated individuals, who have a passion for the products: the freedom and personal development it offers too. The improvement side of Arbonne is amazing! Not only do the products help improve others, but the Independent Consultants are provided with such great positivity, motivation, self-improvement, personal development from what I’ve experienced. I have never met so many positive uplifting people in one place, the positive energy/vibes from the people are the best I’ve ever been around. So vibrant, supportive, welcoming, fun, dedicated, ambitious, motivating, positive people who want to help others too. We all have seen quotes that say we become what we surround ourselves with, right? And I must say, this truly describes the ensemble of Arbonne Independent Consultants whom I’ve met personally. It wasn’t long after joining that we were making plans socially, outside of the business, to have get togethers.
I met Independent Consultants who have had their lives changed by embracing this as a business and from the nutritional aspect; this certainly doesn’t happen without efforts, but, it is possible for anyone motivated to build success and willing to work for it. And the great thing about it, our team can be our friends, family, or anyone around the world, all we need is internet access to connect! The success is not overnight like so many may be led to believe with online business promotions, it takes years of dedication and staying with it, but it is a possibility. You truly get what you give to others…you will be improving yourself and improving the lives of others!
I have not seen this emphasized in the company, but after hearing from or talking to Independent Consultants with Arbonne, I noticed there is a tremendous amount who openly talk about their faith in God (as you may know, I am Christian; however, it doesn’t matter if others believe in something different, I have respect for all. We each choose our belief based on our culture, experiences and connection with something Greater than us.) Anyway, this faith component is important to me personally and I wonder if there is more purpose here than what is initially seen, especially because the core is all about improvement and giving back? There are some amazing heartwarming stories that have happened as a result of someone’s Arbonne business success. Truly inspiring!
If you are interested in anything I’ve shared, joining my team, or have questions, you can reach me as follows:
Facebook at: annm2705 (Ann Dulle- Arbonne Independent Consultant Page, on this account, my purpose is posting beneficial and informative information about the products, how I’m using them, health and nutrition, my personal experiences or promoting upcoming informative events (which I have yet to do!)– so “Like” my page and follow if you are interested in receiving updates)
or Instagram: annm2705 (this is my personal account where I post anything related to Faith, Family, Friends, Travel, Fitness, Improvement = My passions in life)
or my Arbonne Independent Consultant Page (where you can shop Arbonne Products): www.anndulle.arbonne.com
Wishing you success in 2017! I hope it is a great year for you!