So excited for our Women in Business Spotlight!
Meet Lindsay, Arbonne International!
What inspires you?
I guess I’m inspired by the human spirit, especially when it is tested. I love when people have the courage to stand up for themselves and what they believe in, even when it’s hard. I love being around strong female leaders who are boldly stepping into & owning their own power. I’m inspired by working with my team as we help each other reach big goals!
Tell us about what your business offers?
I educate people about the importance of using healthy products on their skin & hair. If they are interested in purchasing Arbonne’s pure, safe & beneficial products for themselves and their family, I help them do that. If they are looking for a way to get more out of life (time, money, personal growth), I help them start their own Arbonne business. The business is truly the best ‘product’ I have to offer and I love seeing the positive changes it creates in people’s lives!
What is the best thing about being your own boss?
At this point in my business, I still have a ‘day job’, so I don’t think I can fully appreciate this in some ways. However, the reason I’m working towards creating a full time income with Arbonne is so I will have more freedom to choose how I spend my time. Before starting this business, I never realized that I don’t truly ‘own’ my time, and having two young children brings my time into a whole new perspective.
Tell me about some challenges you have faced?
Despite the fact that network marketing is the fastest growing business trend in Canada, there is still a negative stigma about the business model that has definitely been challenging for me. The upside to this is it has caused me to really think through my own beliefs and values, and to gain enough confidence to not let other peoples opinions define my own opinion of myself.
Thoughts on creating a work and life balance?
This is another reason I’m building an Arbonne business! I’m working towards a future where I will be able to work my business around my life rather than working my life around my job. Right now I’m working full time at my job, part time on my business, and my husband and I are raising a 2yr old & 5 yr old. Thank God my husband cooks & is a very hands-on Dad! We definitely don’t have it all figured out, but I’m willing to be out of balance in the short term to have greater balance in the long term.
What words of wisdom do you have for other women in business?
Build your belief in yourself and what you have to offer & nothing can stop you! In my experience, this belief is built over time by continuous personal development and surrounding yourself with people who share or support your journey.
If you are interested in some fabulous products (I love, love, love the Citrus body scrub) or if you want to see how an Arbonne business can help you achieve your goals, email Lindsay today .