Friday, June 1, 2012

Opportunity & Luck

The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because when opportunity knocks, they are out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers.  {Walter P. Chrysler}
Stop looking for luck & answer the damn door...opportunity's a-knockin'!

Entrepreneur? Oh yes!

I believe ANYTHING is possible
I see OPPORTUNITY when others see impossibility
I know NOTHING is unrealistic
I feel overwhelming LOVE
I embrace my childlike wonder & curiosity
I take flying LEAPS into the unknown
I contribute to something BIGGER than myself
I believe it's NEVER too late to start living a DREAM
I believe it's NEVER too late to start living a DREAM! Entrepreneur? Oh yes!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Grow, grow!

I love this.  Be an angel to another person and help them grow!
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it
and whispers, "Grow, grow." - The Talmund

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Key to Life

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."

Friday, May 11, 2012

GTC 2012

It's that time of year again! Each year Arbonne has a 3 day conference where 9,000+ consultants from the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA (+ it's territories) come to see new products launches, be awarded gifts & jewelry (among other things) and celebrate their achievements for the year with there teams and upline at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  It is really one of my favorite events of the year and another great reason to make a Vegas trip!  This year it was over the early weekend of April 26-28th.  I can honestly say that I have never been surrounded by so many inspiring, motivating, encouraging, kind, generous and INCREDIBLE men and women in one room before!  But that is just the Arbonne culture and GTC definitely exemplifies what we represent and then some!
You might have already seen my last post about the AMAZING jewelry by world renowned designer Stefano Canturi...and if not, check it out!  The pictures really do not give it justice though.  Much to the disagreement by some Apple enthusiast, the iPhone is not a professional photography tool (at least not in my hands).

The first day included registration and a few training sessions. The beautiful part of Arbonne stood out because we had a goal to have EVERY consultant wearing a pair of Tom's shoes! To add the that, we started another campaign to have as many people as possible wear a 'Don't Worry Be Happy' shirt.  If you haven't checked out this organization yet, PLEASE DO!  Every shirt sold goes to help a cancer warrior pay their bills and there are over 30 warriors.  One warrior is the sister of Executive National Vice President Deanna Osborn.
The training was from the Gen Y Guy Jason Ryan Dorsey.  He is definitely one to see if you ever get the chance!
Just a small portion of our growing teams!
The second round was by my Executive National VPs Amme & Chris Weilert who discussed the Men of Arbonne.  See the two with their DWBH shirts & the baby Flynn on board (due their summer!).
Opening ceremony at GTC 2012 - Amme and Chris Weilert who also
carried the American flag.
Opening night included the product launches.  Can I just say that I have NEVER heard so many men and women scream/clap/cheer for a deodorant before?!  It has been quite a few years in the making!
Arbonne deodorant, toothpaste & mouthwash coming
this Summer!
And here are a few other AMAZING items that were launched on Thursday night...
From upper left clockwise: Arbonne's new Muscle Massage Pain Relief Gel,
Essentials Protein Bars in Berry & Chocolate, RE9 Advanced Extra Moisture
Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20, Essential Fizz Sticks, and the beautiful
Rainforest Collection with limited edition colors and clutch!
Arbonne also announced we are officially the FIRST direct sales company to become certified CARBON NEUTRAL!
Arbonne is first direct sales company to be carbon neutral!
Friday, after the day of incredible key note speakers, everyone in the Weilert Nation was invited to their suite at the MGM Signature Towers and we celebrated the success of our upline, downline and sidelines.  Our nation had the most GTC attendees of ALL the nations in Arbonne, plus the most regional attendees in a Weilert successline region....AND the most in a successline area! We were showers with gifts and had plenty of bubbly to go around!
My fiancé Morgan, me, Amme & Chris Weilert (+ baby Flynn) - Couple Shot!
(clockwise from top) My AHHMAZING upline: Erin, me, Amme & Paige;
me, Paige & Christy (one of my ROCKSTAR Area Managers);
one of my gifts!; the Bahama Mamas!
Later that evening I was invited to attend the New Area Managers dinner which had the theme 'Denim & Diamonds.' Every year new area's have a dinner celebration for their promotions and success.
A few of my sideline sisters in the Weilert nation; THE Dr. Peter Matravers
who is head of Product development & our 'mad' scientist; RVP Amy Rhew
& me; the band playing.
GTC had some memorable speakers, but I will have to say the one that spoke to me the most was Debbie Neal, and Executive National Vice President from New Jersey.  Decide, believe, take action, have a NO MATTER WHAT attitude, & be GRATEFUL!
Saturday night was the Grand Awards Ceremony and all those pieces of jewelry that I posted previously...those are the pieces that are being given out to consultants.  A sideline sister and Regional Vice President Courtney Zimmerman received countless pieces for her collection.  Take a look at her badge alone!
Courtney receiving her award for being the #2 consultant in all of Arbonne
for a sponsoring achievement! Here badge is a mile long with all those
It was an incredible end to an inspiring, motivating, and fun filled few days! Here are a few snapshots from the closing night:
Morgan & me
Just a few of the amazing people in our nation!
...and a few of my favorite ladies!
After the awards this year we had, for the first time, Arbonne's Got Talent.  Consultants from every country entered videos of themselves singing and after narrowing it down to the top 20, we were able to vote online and once again narrow it down to the top 5.  
(On a side note...I am bummed my sister did not enter her own video because I guarantee she would have been in the top 5...she is AMAZING and unfortunately that talent only spread as far as her vocal cords, not to mine.  And I digress.)
We had 3 celebrity judges come in to help with critiques which included L.A. producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Kara DioGuardi and Sara Evans.  The winner won a trip to Laguna Beach and a recording session of the new Arbonne song.  After the final performance and crowning of the winner, Sara Evans performed and was wonderful!  I have never been a big listener of her music but after hearing her Saturday night I am a big fan!
Arbonne's Got Talent!
Finally we ended the night with a nightcap in a bar at the MGM Grand.  I am SO excited for next year's GTC for many reasons including I WILL be walking the stage as a NEW REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT!  There, I said it!
Girls being girls & one of the most delicious Raspberry Lemon Drops!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Stefano Canturi for Arbonne

Each year at Arbonne's 'Global Training Conference,' there is the Grand Awards Ceremony where consultants are given amazing jewelry for certain achievements.  Whether it be for promotions, sales, sponsoring, or (my personal favorite) the Spirit of Arbonne.  The last award is given to 3 consultants each year who are nominated for their work in the community, domestically and globally, by giving back and helping others. 
Below are a few snap shots I took of the jewelry displays prior to the awards being given out in Vegas.  The jewelry is made of of any combination of silver, gold, white gold, diamonds, precious gems, black diamonds, etc.

All are designed by the world renowned jewelry designer, Stefano Canturi.
Designer Stefano Canturi: "After discovering the brand ... I realized it was perfect for me."

A few photos from the collection designed by Stefano Canturi for
Arbonne's annual Grand Awards Ceremony at GTC 2012 - GORGEOUS!

Love this video from GTC 2011 when we first launched the Arbonne by Canturi Jewelry. Take a look!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Soul on fire!

A little something I put together. :)
(Unsure of actual photo source...will find one day!)

"The most POWERFUL force in the world is the HUMAN SOUL on FIRE."
Every time I look at this image, it moves me.  When combined with the inspires me.  What is inspiration really?  Merely looking at or hearing something that uncovers a fire that has been buried within you all along?  I suppose that is my viewpoint.  As long as you find whatever it is that will ignite your soul, the source of that fire really isn't as important as what you do with it.
Blessings for a beautiful day! xx