Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Kris DuVall, Arbonne Independent Consultant... Yes, I am!

I've really got to start posting more often...
So here I go!

Shortly after my last post, forever ago, I became an Arbonne Independent Consultant. "What is that?" you ask.. Arbonne is a 34 year old health, wellness, and beauty company. All of the products are botanically based, cruelty-free (not tested on animals), vegan (yup, that's right!), toxin free, phthalate free, gluten free (something most, even those avoiding gluten, don't even think about), mineral oil free, and so on.
Seriously, I'm in love.
And I was in love even before I tried the products.
I met my sponsor, Clara, via a Facebook group (Vegansaurus, which is a pretty cool group and you all should check it out). They had posted something for her basically offering an entrepreneurship opportunity and included her email address to reply to. I usually didn't check my Facebook before work (at the JAY OH BEE) back then, but I'm so glad that I did that day. I emailed her right away expressing interest... and here I am today, an Arbonne Independent Consultant. Yes, it was that easy to get started.
See, I had been looking for something like Arbonne for a while. I looked around and realized that here I was, at 34, basically in the same situation I was in ten years ago... at 24 (I just have less dogs and a better car now, lol) and that just didn't sit well for me. I was tired of settling, thinking that this was as good as it would get and that I just needed to get over it. I deserve better. I am better! And yes I can make a better life for myself and those around me. I refuse to be in the same place in 5 years... even 1 year...
If nothing changes, nothing changes!
And in the blink of an eye, the little that I do have could so easily be taken away from me.
This is no way to live. It won't be easy... but this is not living. It's barely surviving. Medical bills piling up, being grown and still dependent on my mom and grandparents to help me even live paycheck to paycheck? No. Not acceptable. This has been going on too long, and I'm done.

But I'm not only doing this for myself. So many others that I know, some I even love (yeah, you :)) are also settling. Not only for what life gives you, but these products that claim to improve your life but are actually poisoning you and your families. Years ago a famous baby care brand had a huge lawsuit against them because it was found that they all contained formaldehyde. Yup, that's right. And the FDA just let them. Even if you don't care about all the artificial crap and animal garbage they put into your stuff, straight up poisons should never be acceptable. And don't forget about the ingredient in most deodorants that causes breast cancer (yes, in men too).
Instead of paying and marching and fighting to find cures, why don't we just cut them off at the start and don't allow them in our homes and lives? Ingredients in hand sanitizer that cause cancer, non-food ingredients in our foods, and artificial dyes that make us go crazy.... not just for us adults but children, too.
Not acceptable.
You deserve better! You are better!

Now here's one of the best parts; it's all done with network marketing. That means there is no middle man. You find a consultant (like me :D), do some consulting with them, and order online. Things can be shipped directly to your home. No commercials, huge magazine adds, or lies being thrown in our faces with claims of miracles when you know that famous person's face (or other body part) has been airbrushed. This means all funds can go back into thorough research for the products instead into the bank accounts of the already rich and famous. This means that any claims are made by those of us that actually use the product and can attest to the reality of the results.
And this stuff ain't no joke.

So... if you wonder what I've been up to, this is it. Doing my regular thing, spending time with my pups and family and friends, and building my Arbonne business so not only can I have the freedom, peace of mind, and control in my life but also can help others find theirs, too.

..... if nothing changes, nothing changes...

Are you ready?