I first heard about Rodan + Fields as I was going through a divorce.
It was in 2010 when my friend Teresa Hayes began making a few posts on Facebook regarding her new business. Teresa and I were childhood friends but had not seen each other since graduating from high school more than 30 years prior. We had recently reconnected on Facebook and I had taken notice of her posts. I was intrigued about Rodan+Fields, mainly because if I knew anything about Teresa, it was that she would not align herself with a company/business that wasn’t top notch, first class. Still, what she told me seemed too good to be true. Too much unlike any other direct sales company I had ever heard of:
- No Parties
- No Inventory to purchase.
- No Mandatory meetings.
- No Deliveries
- Money Back Guarantee on all Products
We talked about the business opportunity and she said she believed it was just what I needed to get me on my feet and back into the land of the living. She saw my possibilities, but I didn’t. I had been in a 24 year marriage; a physically, emotionally and financially abusive relationship. To put it mildly, my self-esteem was lower than the sludge in the bottom of a barrel of worms. It was bad. Add to that the burden of realizing I was about to be technically homeless; I didn’t know how I was going to eat or where I was going to sleep, I couldn’t fathom taking on a new business. I didn’t believe I could learn anything new…At my age?
Teresa invited me to a Rodan + Fields event she was attending. I told her I couldn’t go. The thought of being in a room of glamorous women and well-put-together men was more than I could handle. It was an overwhelming and frightening prospect.
So for a year or so, I lived the life of a vagabond; I slept on the sofas of friends and my ex-sister-in-law, spent a month with my son in Chicago, stayed in a friend’s home on the Gulf Coast for a few months while I finished writing a book, moved back to Georgia where I had a semi-permanent residence in a friend’s basement. And all the while, I was watching Teresa. I saw her skin improve, I heard the difference in her voice and in her posts. I could tell success with RF had become a reality for her. Still, I stayed in the shadows, afraid to take the first step.
Money concerns were my ever present companion. From time to time, RF would enter my mind and I would touch base with Teresa. But I was broken financially, and didn’t think I could afford even the $45 Business Kit. Spending $45 was the difference in putting fuel in my vehicle or staying home for a month. Fast forward to October 2013: I was driving up Interstate 75 and I felt…felt deep in my spirit… God say to me, “I’ve given you a way up, out of the pit, but you keep looking down”. I knew He was referring to Rodan + Fields. From that moment on, there was no more thinking about it… that evening I contacted Teresa and told her I would become a consultant January 2014…. first I had to save up $45 for a kit.
I wish I could describe to you the elation I felt upon making that verbal commitment. I knew I was walking into a life changing arena.
I became a consultant January 2014 and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s difficult to fathom that for years I let $45 and a cobbled up mindset keep me from bettering my life. I believed that I was unequipped to take on anything new: I can’t do that.…not just as a 24 year era of my life is ending. But as we know, hindsight is 20/20. In retrospect, it’s easy to see, the ending of one life phase is the perfect time to begin something new.
If someone has mentioned Rodan+Fields to you, give them a chance to tell you more. Whether you need more income, a new group of supportive people in your life, extra vacation money or a retirement plan. RF won’t take up much of your time, but it sure does free up time for more life affirming opportunities.
If no one else has approached you about Rodan+Fields, and if this sounds the least bit encouraging or interesting to you, please contact me. I won’t waste your time, I promise.
Sometimes we don’t know we need something until we have it.
Danita Clark Able, Rodan+Fields Executive Consultant