Live the Life You Love
When her sisters started Arbonne businesses, Danielle Braden of Toms River, New Jersey, was supportive but had no interest in the business for herself. The results she saw from using Arbonne products got her thinking. If the products worked this well, maybe the business could too.
I was first introduced to Arbonne in March 2012 by my sister, NVP Jessica Swierczek. I thought she was nuts for doing network marketing and joining that “thing,” although, I wasn’t sure what that even meant. Shortly after Jessica, my sister-in-law, Executive Area Manager Sara Jablonski, began her own business. Most of my friends thought I would jump into this business with them, but they were completely wrong. For months, my answer was no.
I supported their “lipstick business” by purchasing some products. Once I started using them, I had coworkers asking me what I was doing differently. I told them about Arbonne and how they could get it from my sisters — and I was doing the business and didn’t even realize it! The products speak for themselves, as the results I saw were only from one night. At 24 years old, I never really thought about owning my own business, but I knew I wanted more out of life than living for my weekend, which was Monday and Tuesday nights. Being in the service industry, I worked nights, weekends, and holidays. If I wanted off, I had to request it and hope it was approved by my boss. I knew there had to be a better way of life, so I decided to take a serious look at Arbonne.
I had graduated from Rowan University in May 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. I knew the products worked because I saw my own transformation. What did I have to lose other than the starter fee cost of $79? So, in September 2012 my journey began. I plugged into the system created by my ENVPs, Amme & Chris Weilert; went to every training; got on every phone call; was coachable; read books; and most of all listened. I knew if I wanted to be a great leader, I needed to learn from and listen to the best.
I worked my Arbonne business in the nooks and crannies of my day and went to work at the restaurant at night. This was my consistent schedule for almost two years. Then in August 2014, I made the decision we were going Region, and I was going to quit my job as server! I told everyone on my team and pretty much anyone who would listen to me. I shared from my heart and knew how much these products and this business had already changed my life; I couldn’t wait to tell others! I had replaced my income and then some by doing something that I loved and surrounded myself with people that truly are changing lives! Arbonne is truly a gift and I love the life I now get to live!
I want to thank my amazing family for believing in me and supporting me every step of the way. And especially my parents, for letting me have an Arbonne event any night of the week without giving notice J I love you all!
To my entire Region of Rockstar Consultants and DMs: You’re what keeps me going and what makes this business blossom! Keep going for your goals and I promise you that you will see success! Plug in daily, and remember to follow your leader. The best copycat wins!
To my three beautiful Area Managers—Riane Buckley, Lucia Candelario, and Allison Russell: Thank you for being amazing leaders and friends! I’m so lucky you three share from your heart daily and never let a “no” stop you from moving onto the next one! I can’t wait to hand each of you your keys very soon! Love you!
To my sisters, NVP Jessica Swierczek and EAM Sara Jablonski: Thank you for never giving up on me! I don’t know where I would be today if I didn’t have you both there to guide me in my life and business. This is just the beginning! I can’t wait to be on the beaches of Maui together with our families creating memories that will last a lifetime! I am forever grateful to you both. I love you!
ENVP Erin Ferrell: Wow! Thank you for always asking Jessica, “What about Danielle, is she joining?” I still chuckle when I think about that. Even though we never met, I felt like you knew me. You knew I needed this business in my life. You are an amazing friend, and I consider you like a sister. Love you!
ENVPs Amme & Chris Weilert: Thank you both for being amazing mentors! You’ve truly created the best system that really works. You are both so giving and willing to help your team, it’s no wonder you have the empire you built today! Love you guys!