COMMIT TO SUCCESS
As a successful mortgage broker, mother and wife who spent little to no time on skin care, I was not looking for a skin care business when I discovered Arbonne in August of 2005. But the message came from a trusted friend and business partner, ERVP Joy Sorgi, so I agreed to take a look. I looked, laughed and ignored it for a few weeks. At the end of August, I attended her launch Presentation and was interested enough to commit. Then I went into qualification for District Manager.
I did not know it, but I had joined a team that would promote at lightning speed. My upline and crossline took off like rockets, including Joy! I, on the other hand, continued to research, justify and dabble with my busi- ness. I promoted to District Manager, but in December, when I watched others achieve RVP and NVP, I realized that my team — or lack thereof
was a direct reflection of my commitment to my business.
During this time, my passion for the products grew. I saw incredible results for my family, my friends and myself. I knew that these were high quality, REsults-oriented products and I was proud to represent them. What I did not understand was network marketing and how revolu- tionary this business model truly is. I still felt funny being involved with something not “professional,” so I kept my business a secret. In the New Year, I had the opportunity to listen to Michael Clouse speak and he was my reality check. He said, “Either be involved and committed, or get out.” I decided to commit!
I embraced the motto, “Work on yourself, then on your business.” I approached my family and declared my goals; I prepared them for the sacrifices and asked for their help. I then committed to personal growth and activity every day.
Kris’s Why: Mikey Ferrigno, Avalon Vanderslice, Abby Ferrigno and Katie Vanderslice.
Kris with husband, Chad.
Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President Kris Vanderslice Region; East Quogue, NY
Slowly, my team was formed and we achieved Area Manager by July of 2005. I was convinced that I would be an RVP by September, but it did not happen. My team went through transition and I had to recon- nect to my Why and level of activity. I needed to define my deeper vision for my business.
Throughout the fall, I had a nagging feeling that we were moving too slowly. I was still questioning if this could happen for us. Yes, I had heard the words “do not compare,” but sometimes you cannot help it! It
Kris with sister-in-law, AM Michele Ferrigno and mom, Mary Ferrigno, at her Mercedes-Benz car presentation.