My measure of success as a leader is to have everyone reach a confidence in their own business and leadership. My goal is to not leave anyone feeling helpless in my absence but to do all I can while here to have them uncover their own greatness.
Standing up for oneself can be a confusing route to navigate when you look to uplift others. How can you protect who you are as a person without bringing another down- something that you wholeheartedly don’t believe in doing?
21 years so ago I walked into my esthetics school with a face full of breakouts, cystic acne, and angry skin. I felt like a fraud since I wanted to help people treat their skin but mine was so bad, who could trust me? I started to learn how to really help people with issues they were dealing with and started down my own journey of finding the skin routine for me.
I came into network marketing very cautiously. I saw all the cut and paste scripts, felt the robotic systematic approach of people in sales, and said “If I am going to do this, I am going to do this authentically. I am going to be someone who serves my customers from the heart and connects with their needs.”
Why was I against it? Because it gave me PTSD when it came to things I did NOT LIKE about the network marketing industry. The behind closed doors wining and dining to take top leaders from one company to another. Bridge contracts that are not known about to most, to be available to entice a top influencer to switch companies.
I was sitting on the decision to join LimeLife for at least a month back then there was a $700 investment to get everything in the line. We could hardly keep our cars from being repossessed from my parents home in which we were staying, much less afford that kit. After spending the afternoon in this scenario I realized not giving exceptional and easy customer service to those who wanted it would be more expensive in the long run. I joined that day. I didn’t even tell anyone. No one harassed me. No one stalked me. I made this decision for myself and business.
In 2014 I had my ear open to any opportunity that could allow me off the path I had gone down with my corporate job. I talk a lot about how, when I found LimeLife, our CEO Michele asked me to write down my dream job.