What’s the one aspect of your current career that you love the most? When a client first posed this question to me I had to think long and hard to find the answer. There are so many things I love about mentoring and supporting both my clients, who are going through major health transformations, and my team, who are often going through both health transformations and personal transformation, in terms of their career, their personal success and their lives. But ultimately I think it comes down to this….
I joined the Arbonne business in 2013 with the idea of channelling a bit of time into building a small residual income outside of my design business. I wanted to create an income that wasn’t dependent on me being in front of a client to make a salary – effectively I wanted to stop trading my time for money. When I looked at the consumable nature of the products that Arbonne sold, the high end, quality ingredients they used, and the company ethos around never testing on animals, recycling, creating a neutral carbon footprint and supporting consultants as if they are family, I knew it was for me.
And it’s this last one, being supported by a team that is like family, that means I would work alongside Arbonne even if they didn’t offer a highly competitive compensation plan and a willable business asset at the second level of management -now you don’t get that in any corporate companies I’ve worked for!
I love that I can work alongside people who have the same values as me, who are striving to make the world a better place one family at a time through education, an understanding of better nutrition and the ability to be a label reader and weed out the nasties that so many high street brands contain. The team that I am now surrounded by lift me up and make me a better person. They are the people I know I could turn to in a crisis, in a medical emergency or just because I’m having an off day and need to talk. In short they are the people I want to hang out with and they are what makes Arbonne the most amazing company to work for. I love that I get to support them on their journey, to watch them grow through personal development, just as I have grown, and to step into their greatness.
As Marianna Williamson said: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” A return to love: reflections on the principles of ‘A course in Miracles.’
If you’re looking for a new challenge, a new role or to simply make some new friends why not take a look. What have you got to lose?