Jennifer Mallios, Sr. Consultant from New Hampshire
Joined: April 2013
Downline Consultants: 3 (all personally sponsored)
As a former professional dancer and choreographer who owned a competitive dance studio for over 10 years, I decided to slow down and concentrate on my personal life when I had my first son. Shortly followed by a second son, my life has centered around family with focus on giving back to the community when I have a second to breathe. I met Louri Boilard back when I owned the dance studio and when she first joined Apriori Beauty, she introduced me to the products and opportunity. At the time, I remember telling her, “it’s a lovely presentation but I’m not doing this.” Whereas I was looking for something new to get involved with, I didn’t foresee myself selling anything, let alone skin care products. I was the type of person who would go to bed with a full face of makeup; taking care of my skin was not a priority. Even though I had declined Louri’s initial invitation to become part of Apriori Beauty, that didn’t stop her from calling and checking up on me every now and then. She has always been a constant in my life, encouraging and listening to me whenever I needed a friend. I went on to explore a few different opportunities, including event planning, but none proved to be the one for me.
It wasn’t until I was in a car accident that my thoughts shifted into focus. I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the woman looking back at me. She was in sweats, covered in kid snot and milk. A far cry from the Jenny in cocktail dresses and heels that I was used to. I forgot who I was and what my business goals were. I decided to call Louri. “Okay,” I said into the phone, “I’m ready to hear about this business opportunity again.” I sat down with her and asked every question possible. I had all the excuses lined up for why Apriori Beauty wasn’t for me, but with every answer she shared, those excuses diminished. There was so much more depth to the business than I had originally thought. To me, skincare was superficial, but my view changed when I realized it’s so much more than that. It’s about looking and feeling good and giving someone an opportunity to be emotionally and financially successful. After months of restless nights, I went home and had the best night’s sleep of my life.
I joined Apriori Beauty because I wanted something new and meaningful in my life. I ended up using, loving and sharing the products like crazy. I was someone who never took care of my skin and now, I can’t get enough of it. I find myself looking forward to washing my face and pampering myself with facials. It’s easy to share when you’re behind the products 110%. My husband started taking samples to work with him and sharing with employees, who quickly became Clients of mine. In addition, I shared the opportunity with friends and former work colleagues. I love being my own boss and doing something for myself. They trusted my work ethic and integrity and signed up as Consultants. Sponsoring Consultants has helped me re-establish friendships that had fallen to the wayside. It’s provided opportunities for me to spend time with girlfriends that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
There’s so many aspects of this business that I cherish. I have two kids under the age of five, so my Apriori Beauty time is scheduled in during nap and bedtime. I follow-up with prospects while the kids are asleep and take full advantage of Facebook by connecting and networking with friends and new prospects. I don’t have to hold a party to be successful in retail sales, I just have to trek the little ones to the post office and mail out samples. I’m not a sales person and I don’t have to be. I’m thrilled about Apriori Beauty’s products and it shows when I share with people, but it doesn’t mean that Clients and Consultants just fall in my lap without any effort. You have to work, you have to follow-up with your contacts, and be business-minded to a certain degree. One huge advantage we have over department stores is our customer service. The lady behind the Lancome counter won’t call you Sunday to see how you’re doing and ask you if you have any questions. They aren’t able to go to your house and give you quality one-on-one time; providing product demonstrations and assisting you with any needs you have. No, that is why Apriori Beauty is the full package. We have the products, we have the business opportunity, but more importantly, we have each other. Apriori Beauty Consultants are generous with their time. Each Consultant holds a wealth of information that they’re willing to share with anyone that asks. We’re here for one another!
My sponsor, Louri Boilard has shown me what it means to be an Apriori Beauty Consultant. She didn’t give up on me and believed Apriori Beauty would be something wonderful for me. When it comes to Louri, it’s never about her, it’s always about you. She’s here to help you and will go the extra mile, which I strive to do for not just my team but for everyone. Apriori Beauty is a vehicle for empowering women and I couldn’t be more proud to represent this unique and incredible company.