Stop the scroll.

Are you guilty of it? You know how it goes, you’re scrolling through Facebook and what do you normally see, political post, pictures of babies and puppies, someone cooked a bomb meal and wanted to show it off, and oh, there is Stacy raving and posting about her business, Rodan + Fields.  Insert eye roll, mumble something about a pyramid scheme, and keep scrolling.  Is that you?

STOP the eye roll and STOP the Scroll.  If you can see my posts then there is a really good chance we are friends.  FRIENDS! I’m not some random person at the mall trying to sell you a hair straightener or spray you with perfume, or ask if you want a massage.  I am your friend.  You know that I am not trying to trick you or set you up into buying something that is junk that you’ll just end up returning for a refund anyway.  The products WORK.  I’m not asking you to join me and my team because I need you.  The truth is, I believe that there are a number of you out there that would succeed in this business and make money at the same time.  I do it because I’m part of an incredible team, I see how great this opportunity is, and how the sky is the limit for people.

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My favorite: I could never do that, it’s basically a pyramid scheme.  Just a heads up, a pyramid scheme is defined as a person selling promises, but no product, not to mention it’s illegal.  Plus, I’m sure two Stanford trained doctors aren’t into illegal activities and putting their billion dollar brand in jeopardy.

How about this, does it sound familiar? You work for a boss, who is under a boss who is under a boss, who is under the owner.  Most times you are overworked, under paid, and it can be hard to get time off.  You’re not ever “safe” as you can get laid off at anytime, without warning, and getting a significant pay raise or bonus can basically be impossible.  Do you know of anyone that works for one of these pyramids? Truth be told, it is just about all of us in corporate America!

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Being in business is not easy, it takes hard work, but it can be so incredibly worth it if you’re willing to put in the time, consistency, and effort. There are a lot of stereotypes surrounding MLM’s (Multi Level Marketing) but that doesn’t mean that any of these are factual.  I knew before getting into this business that this was going to be something I’d eventually encounter.  Throughout this journey, I’ve learned to focus on the business and look beyond my original fear of annoying people.  I post on Facebook and send personal messages because I know the products work and the business is your opportunity to be your own boss with additional financial independence.  I use the majority of these products and each has provided me the results that are advertised.  My family and friends use these products and share pictures with me showing the same.  When I reach out to people, I truly want you to experience the products and/or business on the level that I do.

Even though I don’t do them as often as I should, today I committed to following up with people that haven’t responded to my previous reach-outs.  While doing so, I found that 8 of my Facebook friends blocked me on messenger and I was no longer able to reach out to them to even say hi.  Instead of responding to me and saying, “Thanks, but no thanks” they decided that blocking all communication from me was the best solution.

If you purchase a brand that a celebrity endorses, why not try R&F instead of paying for those royalties?  This is the #1 Premium Skin Care brand in North America.

You probably have a large handful of friends that are using Facebook as their platform for whatever it is they are passionate about whether it be R+F, Lipsense, Young Living, LulaRoe, Plexus, Usborne, the list goes on and on.  If your FRIENDS reach out to you, respond by telling her what you are thinking in regards to her message.   We won’t be mad, or upset, or hold a grudge, at least I won’t.  To me, no response means that you were too busy to respond at the moment so I’m going to keep checking back in.

To all the hard working, boss babe ladies (and gents) out there working their business for their WHY, go for it.  Don’t let anyone stop you.  I can tell you tonight that I’m more motivated than ever to work hard for my WHY.  My WHY is my family, our mortgage, a dream vacation, and so much more.  What is YOUR WHY?!?  They make me want to work harder.  Better. Be more efficient and share this opportunity with everyone with skin.  Because it’s just that good.

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Pajamas & Peptides…. and feel free to have a glass of wine or even two!

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Say hello to this beautiful blonde, my mentor and coach, Barb Berezowitz. She started with Rodan+Fields in the spring of 2014. She is the mom of four, a middle school teacher, softball coach, President of a traveling softball summer team and extremely active in all of her kid’s sporting events (between the four of them they play 12 traveling sports).  To say she is busy is a slight understatement. But she still has time to run a very successful R+F business. In a little over year she has hit Level V, part of the 2% of consultants in the company, her business has blown up in a short amount of time.  Up until June 2015, Barb had been talking to me about the R+F business for nearly 11 months.  FINALLY, I said yes, my only regret was that it took me as long as it did.

Along side Barb in the picture below is another R+F leader, Michelle Holmes.  Michelle works full-time for Jak and Pepper and Mustard Pie (If you haven’t heard of either of these children stores, you need to check them out ASAP)! She too is also a busy mom of three active boys who between the 3 of them participate in 9 sports total.  In two short years, built up her business from ground level and is also a Level V achiever.  Between the two of these ladies, they are working Wisconsin and introducing R+F to anyone and everyone and doing so extremely successfully.

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Meet another woman that is an inspiration to me, Megan Celba Thomas. “Mrs. Big Hurt” is the wife of the recent MLB Hall of Famer, Frank Thomas. She is beyond busy. She travels all over the country, has five children, sits on several charities and still finds time to successfully and passionately run her R+F business. Between these three women, I am so incredibly proud to be a part of their team.  #TEAMGiVe

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Yes, life is hectic and we are all busy. But if these three women can run their R+F business and do so as successfully as they have in a short period of time, what is stopping you? All it takes is that first step. It can be scary and out of your comfort zone but so worth it. Is it time for you to take that first step?  Do you have a network of friends and family that all have skin? That is all you need. We are having another Pajamas & Peptides virtual event tonight. Has the thought crossed your mind for even just one second? If you’re curious and want to check it out send me a message… I’ll give you the details, add you to the event, and then you can grab your beverage of choice, log onto Facebook and join us from the comfort of your couch.  If after you listen, you decide you’ve heard enough and know it’s not for you, that’s cool with me, I will not pressure you.

Click here to read more about joining my business.

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