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It is important to note that before Arbonne, I was not a dreamer, but a
very grounded realist. Like many of us, I had “stable goals,” not “crazy
dreams.” I was taught to work hard, get good grades, go to college
and that someday I would be rewarded with a good job and a steady
paycheck. I became a successful science teacher and basketball coach
who absolutely loved her job. In fact, I never saw myself doing
anything else, so when ERVP Jane Hurtig asked if I would host a
Presentation, I agreed only to receive free product and because she
was my friend. At the end of the evening, I realized that this company
was more than just selling lipstick and that Jane had what I wanted:
The possibility of getting out of debt and having more time with my
son. I presented the information to my husband who immediately saw
the potential and encouraged me to give it a try.
The following month I began my Arbonne journey. Four short months
later, I had promoted to Area Manager and my team was on fire. I
was sure that we would become a Region within the year. Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President
Unfortunately, the opposite occurred. Our volume began to decline Nicole Bauer Region; Olathe, KS
and I began to doubt.
At the time, I did not understand why Arbonne was in my life. I knew realizations: I realized that my dream of becoming a teacher was a
I wanted more time and money, but I never saw myself at the top of a small piece of the puzzle and I began to see a bigger picture. Instead
skin care company. I was proud of my chosen profession and scared of helping a handful of people find their path, I recognized how I could
to give up my title of “educator” to become a “salesperson.” I began use my skills to help thousands. I also realized that all of my obstacles
to self-sabotage my business and convince myself that my place was in and educational training were preparation, and without these
the classroom, not in Arbonne. Of course, I was not consciously aware experiences I was not equipped to achieve my larger dream. Finally, I
of this until my sponsor, RVP Beth Stadel, pointed it out. Still, I realized Arbonne’s place in my life. Without this company I would still
continued to doubt and my business was stagnant. I knew that some- be teaching to few instead of to many. As for so many others, Arbonne
thing had to change, but I did not know which path I wanted to take. became my vehicle for accomplishing my big dream and this is what
propelled me to jump back into my business. I got into massive
In early November I began to read a self-development book that my activity, surrounded myself with positive individuals and worked with
upline had recommended and that is when I had the following those on my team who were in action. I believed that we could do
Nicole with EAM Andria Jones at
The Bauer boys: Jack, 2 and Hank, 3 weeks. NTC 2006 St. Louis.
Nicole with her Why: Husband, Todd and sons, Jack and Hank.
s u c c e s s strategy: L–R: ERVP Melissa Ely, ERVP Jane Hurtig, DM Amy Morasch, DM Lindsay Miller, EAM
Andria Jones, DM Erin Taylor, Nicole and RVP Beth Stadel at NTC 2006 St. Louis.
“ Embrace the obstacles
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
because the challenges
will lead you to success.
“crazy numbers” if I checked all of my excuses and safety nets at the
door and held nothing back. In the following month, our numbers
soared and we went into qualification for Region.
If you are considering this business or have already jumped in, I ask,
“What is your big, crazy dream?” God has given us all a big dream
in life. We just have to open our heart to perceive it and be willing to
accept the dream when it is given to us. We are all meant to achieve
something big. It is just a matter of putting the desire in your heart and To my mom: Thank you for your unending support and belief in me.
having the courage to step out of your box. Arbonne has helped me You have given me the greatest gift by showing me how to live with
accomplish my dreams, but furthermore it has helped me formulate dignity, compassion and constancy.
larger ones that I never would have imagined.
To my husband: You give my life great joy and I thank God every day
The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
To EAM Andria Jones: I look up to you for so many reasons. You for you. I appreciate all of your sacrifices and your constant support. I
epitomize the phrase “sponsor up.” You were my first Ace and I am could not have done this without you. It was your vision that will allow
truly blessed to have you in my life. To AM Ann Brown: You continually our family to lead an exceptional life!
challenge me to be a better person. You are a true inspiration and I
learn from you every day. To EAM Dana Kemp, EAM Sylvia Hogue To my boys: Mommy will be home soon and I cannot wait to play the
and AM Leticia Perez: Your enthusiasm and tenacity are contagious! multitude of games that await us!
To DM Lana Bauer: Your persistence and belief are inspirational. I Finally, I would like to thank God for placing a larger dream in my
know that you will accomplish your dreams! To EDM Kim Reimer: I heart and for giving me the gifts to accomplish it.
know you will obtain all the desires in your heart; just keep believing
and it will happen! To all other DMs and Consultants: I look forward
to working with each of you and helping you to achieve your goals.
You have begun an incredible journey that will reward you beyond RVP Beth Stadel, EDM Gretchen Schuleman, EAM Sylvia Hogue, EAM Andria Jones, EDM Kim
Reimer and ERVP Jane Hurtig at NTC 2007 Las Vegas.
any material possession.
To my sponsor, RVP Beth Stadel: Thank you for teaching me how to see
the big picture and for always believing in this business and me. You
have given me so many intangible gifts that I can only hope to pass on
to others. To ERVP Jane Hurtig: Thank you for sharing this opportunity
with a science geek and jock! Your faith and support mean a great
deal to me.
To ENVP Debbie Miller and ERVP Melissa Ely: Thank you for your
vision and inspiring leadership.
The Texas team. BACK, L–R: DM Debra Calica, EAM Sylvia Hogue, DM Effie Herrera, DM Adrian
Perez, DM Linda Mae Gomez, AM Leticia Perez and DM Ann Richmond. FRONT, L–R: EDM Gretchen EDM Kim Reimer and AM Ann Brown at NTC 2007 Las Vegas.
Schuleman and EDM Pam Jeans.
E Y E O N A R B O N N E | JUNE 2007