The one thing I said I’d NEVER do.
Not “one of those“.
I recall, growing up, my aunt and uncle having my parents go to presentations for different businesses they wanted to get involved in.
I remember my parents snide remarks in the car on the way home, how those never work for “people like us”.
(they never did join any of them or even try, even though I do remember being impressed by many of the presentations)
When I was 18 I was approached by an Herbalife Distributor.
For the first time I was very intrigued and interested.
When I mentioned it to my family they warned me that it was “one of those things your Uncle’s did”.
That was enough for me to understand, that I wasn’t supposed to get involved.
As I have become more and more successful with my personal training business and my online presence, I started to get approached pretty regularly by distributors or brand partners for various companies: Visalus, Beach Body, Vemma, Monavie, Isagenix, Juice Plus, just to name some of the most popular ones. There are dozens more.
I admittedly thought that I was “too good” for that, and I even felt offended that people would see my fans and just want to make money off of me and not provide them with a real service or something of value!
Long story short, I was approached last March by a company that seemed to really offer something I was looking for.
It was a product that contained the herbs and formulas that I used to heal my metabolic damage from extreme dieting. A protein powder that I actually thought had some real substance and was different!
I was very excited about it and I started to see why Network Marketing was such a great model; I was able to see how I could build an excited and supportive team that helped others and also created an income for people.
Wow! This was cool!!
I had just paid off all my student-loan debt, was riding on the high of being DEBT FREE and now I had a vehicle to share with others to do the same thing as me…. but…..
that business, ultimately was in the pre-launch stages and didn’t really take off.
I had put my WORD and my FAITH in the company and product on the line and it failed.
I had joined.
I had failed.
I was struggling with wondering if I made a mistake and if I should just give up on the idea of this business for good.
“That was a sign Danny-J! See? You shouldn’t get involved in those kinds of things. They don’t work for people like us”
I started listening to a few of my mentors, like Dani Johnson, Guy Kawasaki, and other financial experts.
I was fighting with the thought that I should try again, but remembering that I already failed. I was worried about what people would think of me and especially the people on my team that may have felt that I dragged them into a failing company. I was pretty torn.
I had many companies wanting me to join them, and while a fitness product (shakes, bars, vitamins) seem like the obvious choice, none of them just “felt right” to me. Besides, I don’t even use shakes that often these days and I’ve already posted a ton of blogs on what I think about protein shakes.
Along came Nerium.
OK Actually, Nerium had been there all along.
My beautiful sister-in-law started it over a year ago, but I stubbornly refused to even look at the product, which I was SURE was a gimmick.
But… in my search… I started talking to her more.
I saw her pictures.
I saw her results.
I went to her events and the company impressed the hell out of me!
So much so, that my husband and I decided to become Bigs with Big Brothers Big Sisters when Nerium partnered with them as a sponsor.
I did my research, I used the product.
I LOVED it.
It makes me look better, which makes me feel better.
It is aligned with how I love to help people with their bodies.
The company’s motto is to “LOOK BETTER and LIVE BETTER”
and also to create a RIPPLE that affects everyone.
AND.. my sister was successful!!
“People like us CAN do this!! She has 5 kids!! If she can be successful with 5 kids, then I can be successful with just me to handle!”
I LOVED it.
The thing I said I’d NEVER do.
So today I’m excited to announce that Nerium International; not only has been tweeted by Jenny McCarthy, was shown on CBS, The View and on The Doctors last week… but now is on newsstands in the Beautiful You magazine at your Barnes & Nobles and Books-A-Million Bookstores!
Here is ME at Barnes & Nobles with the latest magazine! Yay! Congratulations Nerium!!
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What is something you always said you’d NEVER do and you ended up doing it?
I had the same experience as you growing up — my father was an insurance salesman back when that was a noble profession and agents cared about their clients, like famly. But I saw him chase other sales “opportunities” over the years, and he’s currently doing one now that he’s retired, and they always seemed a bit gimmiky to me. Plus, “sales” and “salesmen” became “Glengary, GlenRoss” in our culture, and I felt slimy about them. But I have to agree with you that my feelings may be starting to change. About SOME companies, anyway. I just started on JuicePlus because a (cynical) friend of mine started using it a few years ago, has healed from monumental issues (stroke in her 40’s, hole in her heart, etc. etc.) and now sells it, and I’m pretty impressed with their science, their ingredients, and the company as a whole. I’m going to be looking at Nerium too, because they strike me as a similar company.
As far as your decision, I say do what you believe in. You’ve built yourself and your brand on that all along, so why change now?!? #dontbeabitch indeed.