WHAT DO YOU by joshcorey


									WHAT DO YOU
                               E    Y      E              O       N
                                                                         eoa      A         R      B      O        N       N       E

       HAVE TO LOSE?
 With a background in special education, I taught for five years prior
 to my boys being born. When my first son, Luke, was born in October
 1997, I knew immediately that my heart was being at home with him.
 Our second son, Shane, joined us seventeen months later, and for the
 next seven years I was content to be home with them, being a wife
 and mom… that is until the gift of Arbonne was given to me in
 November of 2004.

 While chatting with a friend of mine, Tammy Walker, the conversa-
 tion came up about skin care products. She mentioned these great
 Arbonne products that she had been purchasing at a discount through
 her cousin. That was all I needed to hear, and I asked her if she could
 get me a catalogue. Ten minutes after hanging up the phone with her,
 my phone rang — it was her cousin, ENVP Tammy Higginbotham,                                                                           maria williams
 wanting to come out to my home and share some information with                                 Independent Consultant, Executive Regional Vice President
 me. What was I supposed to say? I will never forget my husband’s
                                                                                                         Maria Williams Region; Colorado Springs, CO
 words to me before Tammy got there, “Just do not sign anything!”

 Well, needless to say, I did sign on the dotted line. At the very least,
 I would be getting my products at a discount. As far as I was con-                         taught in three different states. I was not vested in a retirement system.
 cerned, that was a no-brainer! As far as building a business, I was                        My husband is an active duty Air Force officer and the only thing that
 still not sold yet. That did not happen until I attended an Arbonne                        was guaranteed in our lives was that we would continue to move
 “Opportunity” Presentation at ENVP Tammy Clinton’s house. I truly                          every couple of years. As I took a look around that room during that
 went with the intention of listening to the information so that I could                    Presentation, I realized that these were women from all walks of life —
 politely say, “Thank you, but no thank you — it is just not for me.”                       nurses, stay-at-home moms, teachers, corporate America, etc… and
 Instead, I heard those magic words, “If you keep doing what you are                        they were changing their family’s lives with this business. What did I
 doing, will you keep getting what you are getting?” Suddenly, a huge                       have to lose?
 light bulb went on!
                                                                                            The more I educated myself on the concept of network marketing and
 The next school year I would have both boys in school full time. It                        plugged into everything that my upline and Arbonne already had in
 never crossed my mind that, if I went back to work, I would do any-                        place, the more my belief and commitment grew.
 thing other than teach. However, in those five years that I did teach, I
                                                                                            Now, I will not tell you that my journey has been all roses. I had many
                                                                                            setbacks along the way and there were days when I thought, if I heard
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Maria’s Why: Shane and Luke.
                                                                 Maria with husband, Tim.                                  NTC 2006 St. Louis. BACK, L-R: DM Judy Kurani,
                                                                                                                           RVP Sandi McClanahan, AM Lisa Pettijohn, Maria
                                                                                                                           and ERVP Nancy Siegel. FRONT, L-R: Sharon
                                                                                                                           Quehl and AM Wendy Bailey.
                   s u c c e s s strategy:

                                                                                                                                                                             EXECUTIVE REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
      “     Plug into everything the
         company and your upline has
        to offer, and enjoy the journey.
“enjoy the journey” one more time, I was going to scream. Looking
back, I can honestly tell you now that the journey has been the biggest
gift and I would not trade it for anything. I am not the person I was
two years ago. I realized that if it is to be, it is up to me. I am more
confident in my abilities and myself as a leader. I thank God every
day for the incredible people that have been brought into my life
through this business. I sleep well at night knowing that our team is         The St. Louis team.
part of an incredible company, and I make it my mission to offer this
incredible gift to everyone. It has been proven over and over again:
Arbonne will work if you work Arbonne.                                      To DMs, Larissa Anderson, Amy Campillo, Jackie Corner, Jenny
                                                                            Dooley, Jennifer Hulett, Terry Kellum, D’Juana King, Tracy Lawson,
To my incredible team: You all are blessings to me, and the ones            Lori McLeod, Faith Nix, Michele Owens, Susan Stephens, Danielle
responsible for my success.                                                 Talbert and Christine Woldt: I am so grateful to each of you. If you
                                                                            can make it to DM, you can make it to NVP. I look forward to all of

                                                                                                                                                                                               The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
To ENVP Tammy Higginbotham: Your generosity and determination               your Mercedes-Benz car presentations!
are the heart of your team. Thank you for sharing this gift with me and
for seeing something in me when I did not. To ENVP Martha McIntyre          To my Clients and Consultants: Thank you for being part of my journey.
and ENVP Carleeta Nelson: Thank you for believing in me.
                                                                            Most importantly, to my best friend and husband, Tim: You are my
To my first business builder and dear friend, ERVP Nancy Siegel: I am       rock. I owe so much to you. Although you did not completely under-
so grateful that you jumped in with both feet. Your spirit and friend-      stand the concept of network marketing, you always believed in me,
ship mean so much to me. How awesome it is to be in business togeth-        and that carried me many days when I did not always believe in
er! You and your incredible team have been an inspiration.                  myself. To my sweet boys, Luke and Shane: You are my Why! I thank
                                                                            God every day that I get to be a work-at-home mom and be there for you.
To RVP Sandi McClanahan: I will never forget that Easter weekend
when you said no to this opportunity. I am so glad that Nan was able
to bring you around to our way of thinking (wink). Your spirit and gen-    Maria with members of the team at a Nation meeting in Oklahoma.
erosity make you the incredible leader that you are. Your southern
teams rock!

To AM Cherie Bock: We have been friends for so long. You have no
idea what it means to me to have you on this journey with me. I can-
not wait for your Mercedes-Benz car presentation and for us to be at
the beach together.

To AM-in-qualification Kelly Williams: It means so much to have family
in this business with me. It had to be fate — you saying yes to Arbonne,
finally (wink), and a month later we received military orders to
Colorado. I am looking forward to “Arbonnizing” Colorado with you.

                                               At the Oklahoma
                                               AM retreat. BACK,
                                               L–R: AM Brandi
                                               Clapper, RVP Sandi                                                                      The Colorado team.
                                               McClanahan and                                                                          BACK, L–R: DM Tracey
                                               ENVP Tammy                                                                              Riley, EDM Kelly Williams,
                                               Higginbotham.                                                                           Lou Carr and EDM Amy
                                               FRONT, L–R: ERVP                                                                        Campillo. FRONT, L–R:
                                               Nancy Siegel and                                                                        DM Carrie Pittenger, EDM
                                               Maria.                                                                                  Shannon Ellis, Maria and
                                                                                                                                       AM Brandi Clapper.

                                                                                                                                   E Y E O N A R B O N N E | FEBRUARY 2007

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