found myself working longer hours at the hospital, and I felt very stuck in my situation. I enjoyed my nursing career, but I felt so ready for a change. Arbonne came into my life in May of 2006, when my daughter, ERVP Tracy Alger, began her business.
She told me that this could be a way for me to build a potential stream of income that would eventually allow me to reduce my hours at the hospital. I thought this would be a great opportunity for her, but I thought I was too old to start something new. I also felt that I had no spare time to do any- thing else.
Tracy encouraged me to really look at the opportunity, and told me that Arbonne would be a way for me to get back the time I now did not have. SOMEDAY IS NOW o e a EYEONARBONNE continued ... cWhat would you do if fear were not a factor? d This was a question asked of me by a woman I met while traveling in Panama a few years ago.
I would often think about that question and wonder what I would do. I worked as an RN in labor and ... more. less.
delivery for ten years, and for the last three years I kept trying to think of something that I could do that would not be so draining, both physically and emo- tionally. Every avenue in nursing meant more hours, more weekends and ultimately, less freedom.<br><br> I had often dreamt of opening a small business of my own, but the start-up costs and the long hours kept me from doing that. I knew that I wanted to make enough money so I could vacation with my family and travel in my retirement years. I also knew that I did not want to lock myself into someone else 9s schedule.<br><br> I wanted complete freedom over my schedule, but I did not know how to achieve it. I can remember all the conversations that I had with my husband that started with csomeday. d Someday, we would buy a beauti- ful home on a lake that our kids and grandchildren could come to. Someday we would take fabulous trips through Europe.<br><br> Someday, we would explore the countries of South America. Someday, we would be able to give back to the world through mission trips abroad. In April of 2005, my husband retired from the airlines after a 36- year career.<br><br> It was then that I realized that csomeday d was now. My husband and I found ourselves facing a new chapter in our life. We had dreamed of a retirement filled with adventure, travel and win- ters spent in beautiful, warm climates, but that was not our reality.<br><br> I patty alger Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President Patty Alger Region; Edina, MN ERVP Tracy Alger, Wesley Alger, Patty, ENVP Karla Reisch, ERVP Heidi Gilbert, ENVP Amy Hemer, NVP Jobin Hume and ENVP Jayme Keseley with their Mercedes-Benzes. Patty with husband, EDM Dan Alger traveling in Peru. Patty 9s Why: AM Kelly Hanrahan, Liam Hanrahan, EDM Jeff Alger, Brian Hanrahan, ERVP Tracy Alger, Patty, Colin Hanrahan, EDM Dan Alger and Wesley Alger.<br><br> I did not know how I would be able to fit one more thing into my busy schedule, but I trusted Tracy. I knew if she could find time to build this business, I could find the time as well. I began my journey with Arbonne in May, just a week after Tracy.<br><br> I jumped in with both feet and worked my business like my retirement depended on it, because it did! I had no background in network marketing. Initially, I thought that since the Arbonne SuccessPlan was so simple, the work would be easy.<br><br> I quickly found out that it was not easy. However, I had such a grounded belief in myself and in Arbonne from the beginning that I did not let anyone or anything stop me. I spent the summer telling everyone I knew about this amazing skin care line and this unbe- lievable opportunity.<br><br> I also told everyone that I would be driving a new Mercedes-Benz by the fall. The summer flew by and I kept my focus on my goal. I promoted to RVP in September.<br><br> Even though I always knew that I could do anything I put my mind to, I am still amazed at the success that my team and I have seen in this business. Arbonne has truly been a gift in my life. It has given me back my ability to dream, and more importantly, to believe in my dreams.<br><br> Because of Arbonne, my csomedays d are going to look the way I want them to. My csomedays d are now. To my sponsor and daughter, ERVP Tracy Alger: Thank you for bringing me this amazing opportunity and believing in me.<br><br> You have been such an inspiration to me. It has been so much fun build- ing a business with you. To my daughter, AM Kelly Hanrahan: Thank you for taking this jour- ney with me.<br><br> I cannot wait for you to reach the next level of man- agement. I am so proud of you. To my son, EDM Jeff Alger: You have inspired me with your belief in Arbonne and your confidence and willingness to learn and grow.<br><br> To my husband and soul mate, EDM Dan Alger: We have traveled through life together for 38 years, and I could not imagine not hav- ing you by my side for this adventure. I love that we are in business together. Your support and belief in me mean a lot.<br><br> You will always be my cpermanent boyfriend. d REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical. success strategy: Embrace change and you will be surprised at the person you will become. EYE ON ARBONNE | MARCH 2007 ERVP Heidi Gilbert, Patty, ENVP Amy Hemer, ERVP Tracy Alger and NVP Jobin Hume at Pure Oasis 2006.<br><br> d c ABOVE: NVP Kim Rose, ENVP Shari Weller, ENVP Hope Baker, DM Ginny Wesley, Patty, EDM Dan Alger, EAM Ann Gustafson, DM Art Gustafson, Jacob Weller and RVP Joan Rose at the Red Carpet training event in Arizona, 2007. LEFT: ENVP Hope Baker, EDM Dan Alger and Patty at Pure Oasis 2006. Patty and Tracy Alger 9s Regions at a Mercedes-Benz car presentation.<br><br> To EAM Ann Gustafson: Thank you for seeing this opportunity and believing in it right away. Your enthusiasm and belief are inspira- tional to me. To my first business builder, EAM Jenny Carroll: Thank you for your unwavering belief in Arbonne and in yourself.<br><br> You are truly an entre- preneur and I cannot wait for your Mercedes-Benz car presentation. To my sister, EDM Joanne Wesley: Thank you for trusting in me enough to join me in this amazing adventure. I know that you will be a VP soon.<br><br> To DM Ginny Wesley: You have been my best friend for over 40 years, and I am so glad that we are now in business together. Someday, we will take a trip together in your new Mercedes-Benz! To all of my Consultants, DMs and AMs: Thank you for having vision and belief in this wonderful company.<br><br> I believe in each one of you and I know that if you stay the course, you will achieve all of your dreams.