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									         MAKING A
                              E      Y       E              O       N
                                                                              A      R       B        O         N        N   E

In September 2005, one of my closest friends, who is now NVP Tammy
Claussen, called and told me about this fantastic group of women who
were building an Arbonne business together out in Augusta, Georgia.
Tammy wanted to bring this business to Charlotte, North Carolina, and
asked if I would be interested in teaming with her. I did not know very
much about the company, the network marketing industry or what a
residual income could possibly mean to my family. I went back and forth
about what I should do. I started reading about the health and wellness
industry and how network marketing worked. At that point only one thing
was holding me back. It was the fear of trying something new. What if I
failed? I thought. Sometimes great opportunities only come around once,
or maybe twice in a lifetime. Then, I wondered, what if I did not fail?

I had worked for a bank in sales for 13 years, prior to having children.
Even though I loved my job, I did not enjoy the 60-hour work week that                                                           carolyn hutton
it required to get to the top. There was no way that I would ever do                      Independent Consultant, Executive Regional Vice President
something that required so much of my time in order to be successful                                        Carolyn Hutton Region; Charlotte, NC
again. Now, my priorities were to be home with our three children who
were 9, 11 and 12. However, we eventually needed an additional
stream of income, and I wanted to contribute to our finances and help                knowledge, and my crosslines, EAM Kim Moye and ERVP Mollye Bell,
my husband save for our children’s college fund, so I had already been               as teammates. That is when things began to change for me. Here I was
searching for an answer when Arbonne came along.                                     in a business working for myself, but I was not alone. I felt so much
                                                                                     strength and support from others that I wanted to pass it on. I wanted to
Tammy proceeded to build her Arbonne business while I was still                      help someone else the way my team had helped me. I wanted to share
thinking about it. I watched her build a team with two of her best friends.          this gift with everyone.
Every now and then, I would ask what they were all doing, and watched
and observed them. Finally, three months later, I made a business                    I introduced this business to four friends, EAM Lynn Muller, EAM Dorie
decision to join her team. In December 2005, I began my Arbonne                      Neil, EDM Debbie Frail and EDM Wallace Barnes. They were women
journey. Once I made my decision, it was full speed ahead. Whether or                in my neighborhood who I liked, trusted and wanted to work with. Since
not I knew all I needed to know, I had a passion to share the business               teaming together in Arbonne, we have grown closer than ever. We
and the incredible products. I relied on my upline as a resource for                 share each other’s skills, talents, capabilities and resources, and work
                                                                                     together to do trainings, Presentations, conference calls and traveling.
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                                                                              Carolyn’s children: Luke, 12; Rachel, 19
                                                                              and Matt, 11.

                                                                                                                                             Carolyn and her
                                                                                                                                             daughter, Rachel.

Carolyn with husband, Mark.
                    success strategy:

                                                                                                                                                                           EXECUTIVE REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
     “        Set your goals, work as a
                 team, and live with
              purpose, fullness and joy.

One of the greatest rewards is helping others, and this was
vision we all shared. With a team like mine, we were on our way
to success. Just four-and-a-half months later, we celebrated our
greatest accomplishment yet … becoming a Region.

When I think of how my team works together, it is clear to me that if our
goals are to help others, and to better yourself, a great network will        EDM Wallace Barnes, Carolyn and EAM Dorie Neil.
grow, and the potential of a wonderful income opportunity will follow.
It reminds me that the true treasure in life is in friendship, and love for
one another.                                                                   is so precious to me. I love each one of you and am truly blessed to have
                                                                               you on my team and in my life.
We are here for a short time on this earth, and whatever we do, we
need to do it with fullness, satisfaction, joy and purpose. If you are not     To my downline, RVP Tracey Bolick, EAM Elizabeth Arditti and AM
feeling like you have that in your life right now, I want to encourage you     Kristin Arditti: I have loved getting to know you through Lynn Muller, and

                                                                                                                                                                                                 The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
to look at where you are right now. Ask yourself, is where I am right          am in awe of your success. Your team rocks!
now where I want to be next year, or five years? If you keep doing what
you are doing, you will keep getting what you are getting.                     To my best friend and husband, Mark: I want to thank you most of all.
                                                                               You believed in me, supported me, and did not complain when dinner
To my amazing upline, ENVP Mary Leigh Harbin, ENVP Nina McCallie               was … spaghetti, again! You make me laugh and I love you for that. To
and ENVP Sibley Gammon: I intend to follow my upline and go where              my three children, Luke, Matt and Rachel: How blessed I am to have
they are headed … to the pinnacle of Arbonne. You have inspired me             you! You encouraged me, motivated me and even wanted to be guest
to come out of my comfort zone in order to achieve great things.               speakers at my Presentations. Thank you for the testimonies on sun
Although this business is not easy, I have learned that it is simple and       protection and children’s vitamins. You three are my pride and joy.
duplicatable. I intend to be the best copy cat that I can be. Thank you
all for providing the perfect example to follow.                               To my mom and dad, Neil and Cathy McMillan: You raised me to have
                                                                               goals, value others and have a strong work ethic. I have always valued
To my sponsor, NVP Tammy Claussen: Thank you for sharing this                  your opinion, advice and example, and want to give to my children
business with me. You opened my eyes to a whole new world of                   what you have given to me throughout my life. I love you both!
possibilities. Thank you for also sharing your great friendship with me
over the past 18 years. My life would not be the same without you!             To anyone who may be reading my Eye on Arbonne story, I would like
                                                                               to know, “Do you have dreams? Do you have a strong Why for wanting
To my crossline sisters, EAM Kim Moye, ERVP Mollye Bell and EAM                more out of life?” If you have responded optimistically, then Arbonne
Kelley Bohrer: I could not have done this without you. You first taught        may be the answer you have been looking for.
me what a team was all about. You are the best and we will go to the
top together.

To the most wonderful team in the world, EAM Lynn Muller, EAM Dorie
Neil, EDM Debbie Frail and EAM Wallace Barnes: They instruct us to
sponsor up and that is what I did with each of you. You have developed
into amazing leaders from whom I have learned much. Your friendship

   BACK, L–R: Macon Moye, Buck Claussen, Tim Bell, Mark Hutton and Paul
   Lothrop. FRONT, L–R: EAM Kim Moye, NVP Tammy Claussen, Carolyn and EAM
   Amy Lothrop.

                                                                                                                                  L–R: EAM Dorie Neil,
                                                                                                                                  Carolyn, ENVP Sibley
                                                                                                                                  Gammon, EAM Lynn Muller
                                                                                                                                  and EDM Debbie Frail.

                                                                                                                                  EAM Kim Moye and Carolyn.

                                                                                                                                  E Y E O N A R B O N N E | OCTOBER 2006

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