My R+F story really began by simply wanting to support another woman. I’ve always been a people watcher, but what most people don’t know is I used to be very shy and wasn’t one to initiate connections.
Several years ago, I was at a coffee shop admiring a girl from afar. She was beautiful! We ended up on the same couch and shared a laugh as I apologized for staring and told her she was beautiful. She mentioned she was in medical sales and had a skincare business. I wondered why she’d do both while I then noticed her flawless skin and lashes. I didn’t ask as I didn’t want her to try to sell to me. As we became friends, she shared that her R+F products transformed her heavily acne-prone skin. Again, I was surprised.
A few months later, I went to support her at one of her events. At that event, I met a number of other girls from the business who all had flawless skin and lashes. I thought there must be something to this product. Beyond that, I remember thinking how kind and supportive these ladies were to show up for one another. Their community seemed fun, sweet, and empowering. Still having no interest in the business, I told my friend the next day that I wanted to try Lash Boost and an anti-aging line. I immediately shot her down when she asked if I wanted to order as a consultant. I worked a full time job, managed a busy part-time private practice, volunteered my life away in the mental health world doing administrative and leadership tasks. I was physically and mentally exhausted…and sick. SO, I reactively told her that day that I was too busy, that I didn’t know skincare, that I had no interest in sales.
Truth is, I realized I was scared of failing, and I was scared of judgment. I was scared of stepping out of everything I knew in psychology. So, I did what I tell my patients to do. I stepped into the fear and decided to go for it! I invested in the largest business kit and gave myself 6 months to fail. I figured worst case, I’d have better skin by since I’d have better integrity in modeling the products for others. I built my business on the kindness and generosity of strangers who have entered my life since December 2016. I got my 6 month stats while celebrating my 6-month R+F anniversary at a resort in the Caribbean. I learned I was among the top 20 of thousands on our teams. I didn’t fail. That was 5 years ago, and I haven’t looked back.
Within one week of joining the business, I enrolled my 1st 2 customers laying at the pool in the Caribbean, having simply shared my own enthusiasm that my lashes seemed longer less than 1 week on Lash Boost. That lit a fire up under me that I could run my business anywhere in the world so I started traveling more and talking to strangers. My skin and lashes became my business card. My R+F paychecks started covering bills and travel expenses. I took on fewer private practice patients and with greater time freedom I signed up for more charity events outside of my work world. I kept any volunteer commitments where I didn’t feel I was making a difference. I redirected many hours otherwise lost working overtime to offer greater support to local charities that fueled me! I got to meet the people involved and the communities I served.
Over months, I started noticing changes in my skin. It looked healthier, more glowy, and felt softer with each passing year. I also grew in confidence as I wore less makeup and started having people trust me with their skin. Then, people started trusting me as a business partner and believing in themselves as they started training with the business opportunity. I’ve never looked back. It’s not easy, and there are many things I cannot control, but I can control me. This business forces you to look yourself in the mirror daily and recommit to the promises you made yourself. That is powerful.
Today, I am partnered with world-renowned dermatologists, and my life is unrecognizably different than it was that day I said ‘yes’ to fear. I no longer live in my comfort zone. My life has become enriched with people I didn’t know then, my skin is healthier, my confidence has grown, I have published a book, I travel the world with my business and a Wi-Fi connection, and I give regularly of my time and resources to charity in ways I never could before.
So if I ever ask you if you’d be open or interested in joining my team or partnering with my in my Rodan and Fields world, please remember to take that as a huge compliment because it means I see something special in you, want to invest my time and energy into you, and want blessings for you that I’ve achieved. Remember above all, I went first, and I lead by example. When someone wants to invite you into something they love for themselves, there may be a magical reason to lean into that that you won’t understand unless you try.
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