Discover New Heights
Before Arbonne, Amber Masikewich of Airdrie, Alberta, was an over-worked insurance adjuster looking for something more. After careful analysis, she gave up overtime for a better life with Arbonne.
When I think of my life before Arbonne, I think of a person not fully living. I had a vision of what success looked like and was moving full steam ahead, checking all the boxes off of my list. I went to school, got a well-paying job, and married my incredible husband, Rob. We bought our first home, took one vacation a year, and seemed to have our life in order. However, I always felt that there was something more.
Almost three years ago, a friend asked me to attend a Discover Arbonne event. I had never heard of Arbonne and was hesitant. I was skeptical, sitting in the back with my arms folded. My background is in insurance claims, and this line of work had made me desensitized, cynical, and jaded. I questioned everything, especially when it sounded too good to be true, and didn’t take anything at face value.
What first intrigued me was how the products are formulated with Arbonne’s pure, safe, beneficial philosophy. I was becoming more conscious of the products I used and wanted to lead a healthier lifestyle. I had always struggled with my skin and tried many products but never noticed a difference. I thought that if the products actually did what they were formulated to do, I would become a loyal customer.
I didn’t even think about the business until I learned you could earn a Mercedes-Benz Cash Bonus. I was shocked because I saw five white Mercedes-Benz cars parked out front. I was even more shocked when I learned the five women who drove those cars were from different walks of life and at very different stages in their lives, yet they all were able to use their Arbonne business as a vehicle to achieve their individual dreams.
We all have hesitations before starting a new adventure, and this was no exception. I was working 50–80 hours per week. When hail storms, major fires, and floods happened, it was my job to work extra hours to respond to the chaos. I had no sales experience. I didn’t want to be known as “that crazy sales person” with my friends avoiding me. I had just spent six years taking university courses working towards my designation in the insurance industry; would I just throw that all away?
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. This is what Rob and I were doing; working harder, not smarter, to achieve what we wanted out of life. We had turned into zombies going through the motions. We worked massive overtime to save for a vacation or to buy our first home. I dreaded doing this for the next 40+ years.
So for the first time in my life, I took a leap of faith! If I wanted something different, I would have to try something different.
For the first time I can put what matters first: family, friends and giving back. I fit my business around that. I have also met some of my best friends doing this business.
I am so grateful that when my friend called me, I couldn’t think of an excuse not to go. I know we would have still been friends regardless, but experiencing my life as it is today, it scares me to think about where I would be if she hadn’t asked me to look at this opportunity. If you’re reading this, whoever gave you this story handed you an opportunity with no strings attached; it is simply to add value to your life. Whether you want to make a little extra money for shopping, your kids’ sports, or your next vacation, or you want more time, to meet great people or replace your previous income, Arbonne truly does offer these possibilities.
First, I would like to thank God for stirring something inside of me that gave me a glimmer of hope that I too could have something more. Over this journey I have learned what incredible things can happen when we walk out on faith.
To my amazing husband, Rob: I am so blessed to have you on my side. When I started this business I asked you to promise me to never let me quit or give up. Thank you for keeping that promise and reminding me why I am doing this — for us and our family. You are my rock. I love you more than words can say.
To my beautiful Sponsor, Ashley Thompson: My life has forever changed because you had the courage to invite me that night. That phone call was the start of this amazing journey and for that I cannot thank you enough! Love you, friend!
To my uplines, NVP Kelly Greening-Thoburn, ERVP Christina Thomas, and ERVP Susan Casement: Thank you for showing me the way and believing in me, even when I wasn’t so sure. I couldn’t have done this without your leadership, encouragement and support.
To my incredible team: You all inspire me to be better. Thank you for being on this journey with me; it was together we became a Region. I can’t wait to celebrate your future successes!
To all my Clients: Thank you for your support and continued business. It means the world to me!