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It still amazes me that one decision changed my life so much. I have
made many big decisions in my life, but deciding to become an
Arbonne Consultant improved the quality of my life more than all the
I decided I was going to become a physician at the age of four. I per-
severed with my decision, despite all the long, tough hours and hard
work. When I graduated from medical school at age 26, I was on
top of the world. I thought my life could only continue to get better.
During my residency, I spent an extra 20 hours a week in the emer-
gency room, in addition to my typical 80-hour work week. The extra
money was an enticing financial trap. In order to pay the bills and dr. lynn puana
make ends meet, I had to continue working extra hours in the ER, which Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President
kept me from having any free time. It took me about two-and-a-half Lynn Puana Region; Burlington, TX
years to realize my life was not getting better, it was getting worse!
About that time, ERVP Cheryl Plauche and her husband, Bill, com-
My goal was to become an RVP by September 1, which gave me
pletely changed my life. I was willing to try anything when Cheryl
eight months. I had no idea I would become an RVP in only three
and Bill told me they had a solution to my problem.
months and three days. When people ask me how I promoted so
quickly, I respond by saying, “a ton of hard work and determina-
In the beginning, I was skeptical. I told Cheryl I did not “do”
tion, 12 to14 Presentations per month and blessed intervention.” To
Presentations and meetings. In fact, I had to be bribed to go to my
this day, I am amazed at the opportunity Arbonne provides — it
first car presentation. It was there I met ENVP Deanna Herrin, who
allowed me to “retire” from an 80-plus-hour week so I can spend the
was also in the medical field. I saw how Arbonne had improved her
rest of my life volunteering in free clinics and spending more time
quality of life and I became determined to succeed in this business.
with my family and horses.
It seemed like my only way out.
Life is all about attitude, and this business tests your ability to keep
Cheryl helped me launch my business and was always there to
a positive attitude. However, if you work hard, stay determined to
answer my millions of questions. My first two Presentations helped
reach your goals and strive to always have a positive outlook, it is
build a momentum that carried me forward to RVP.
only a matter of time before you reach your goals.
Lynn with sponsor, ERVP Cheryl Plauche and Bill Plauche at NTC 2005 Las Vegas.
Lynn with husband, Rudy Lynn with her horse, Tootsie and the new Mercedes-Benz.
s u c c e s s strategy:
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
If you work hard, stay
determined and strive forward
with a positive outlook, it is
only a matter of time before
you reach your goals.
” Lynn with her upline. NVP Connie Kaaieohelo, ERVP Kathy Hawkins, ENVP Deanna Herrin,
The most important lesson I have learned is anything is possible if ERVP Betty McMillioan and ERVP Cheryl Plauche at NTC 2005 Las Vegas.
you put your mind to it and do not let anyone, or anything, get in
the way of your dreams. quickly as I did. We learned this business together and you will all
be great RVPs.
I never could have reached my goals without the support of my dear
husband, Rudy. You have always been there to support my deci- To EDMs, Madeline Johnson, Mikie Ritter, Susan Sherman, Holly
sions, even when I did not believe in myself. You told me I was an Penington and Linda Klatt; DMs, Delores Kingston, Kathy Kealoha,
NVP just waiting to happen from the very beginning. Your excite- Casey Schuhmacker, Jackie McClanahan, Jeanne LoBrillo, Brent
The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
ment has promoted many of my team members. When the rest of the Pennington and all my Consultants: I can never fully express the
world thought I was crazy to quit cardiology to “sell makeup,” you gratitude I have for your hard work. Without each and every one of
were the only person who truly supported my decision to turn down you, my Region would never have become a reality. You all have
my fellowship. You are everything I could ever ask or hope for in a what it takes to get to the very top, and I promise I will be there to
partner. I am excited about the possibilities Arbonne has brought help you along the way.
into our life. I promise we will both retire within the next few years.
To my dear friend and sponsor, Cheryl Plauche: I am forever grate-
A special thanks goes to my mom and dad for pitching in and help- ful that you approached me about Arbonne. You have been instru-
ing out whenever I needed something done. Whether you are send- mental to my success; I could not have done it without your support
ing packages, organizing flowers, checking e-mails or mucking and positive attitude. More than anything, I cherish our great friend-
about in my horse stalls so I can give Presentations, you two are the ship and look forward to being friends for the rest our lives.
most amazing parents in the world. The four of us make a great fam-
ily! I know you will enjoy our home in Hawaii during your retirement. To ERVPs Betty McMillioan and Kathy Hawkins: Thank you both for
bringing Arbonne to our little town — you have definitely changed
With the right team you can move mountains, and I have one unbe- it for the better. You have always been there to answer my tough
lievable team. I never could have promoted to RVP this quickly with- questions and support my pace in this business.
out their hard work and long hours.
To ENVP Deanna Herrin: Thank you for speaking at Kathy’s car
To AM Lisa Byers: I am so grateful for our new friendship, and your presentation in January of 2005. If I had not heard you speak, I
incredible energy and upbeat attitude. You are a natural at this busi- might not be doing this business today. You are a great leader and
ness. Start picking out that Mercedes-Benz — it will be yours soon. a true inspiration. Not only do I hope to be as successful as you, I
also hope to help as many people succeed as you have.
To AMs, Lauren Salgado, Andrea Vuko and Laura Bennett: You
have been there with me since the beginning and saw the vision as To the Arbonne Home Office staff and President Rita Davenport:
Thank you for helping make so many people’s dreams come true
with this amazing opportunity.
Lynn with Consultant Teresa Jewell and Consultant Sandy Becoats,
DM Casey Schumacher at Arbonne’s EDM Andrea Vuko and Lynn.
“Annual Test Drive a Mercedes” Day.
EDM Linda Klatt, Lynn and AM Lisa Byers at NTC 2005 Las Vegas.
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