Message from the Heart

ShilaAprioriBeautyQueenEncouraging Your Team to Success

By Sheila Morrison, Sr. Consultant and 2013 Apriori Beauty Queen

“Appreciation is thanking, recognition is seeing, and encouragement is bringing hope for the future” – Unknown

Our message is counterintuitive to the Corporate message you receive daily from your job.

Try this. Go into your job tomorrow, approach your boss, supervisor, manager and say with confidence, “I will have your job by the end of 2014.” Then watch the facial expression on the person you are speaking to.

What did you see? Anger. Disbelief. Agreement. Encouragement.

Each of these will cue you how your commitment is being viewed and whether you are considered able to accomplish this goal.

I can say with almost 100% certainty that you will NOT receive encouragement from this person. You will have instilled fear in that person’s heart and mind, even if there should be none. You see, the corporate world operates on fear. Fear of success, yours versus mine. Fear of rejection, your acceptance over mine. Fear of losing, my job, my position, my salary. Fear of next level up. Fear of the boss. Your boss has a boss. Even the top boss has a boss.

The message that we carry goes against most of the corporate message. We carry a message of encouragement. We admonish faith. Faith in yourself, faith in your chosen Company, faith in the products.

Have you ever been in a stadium or arena watching someone you love competing or playing on a team? Allow me to use football as an example. Each person has a number and/or their last name on the back of their jersey. That helps you identify YOUR person, the one you are there to watch. Once play has begun, it is easy to lose sight of your player in all the melee. Imagine for a moment that after the play is completed, there is an injured player on the field. Other players gather round the injured player lying on the ground and what do you do? The moment gets a little tense because you cannot find YOUR player. You search for your player by number, height, color of jersey, form of body, anything….to assure you that the injured player is someone other than the player you came to watch.

You have been known to cheer your player, encouraging him, even though we know the chances are slim that he can hear you. We know! But, we continue to yell, expending our energy for our player. When he makes a contribution to the game, we will bump the person sitting next to us, smile, and ask, “Did you see that? That’s my son. That’s my daughter.” We are proud!

We notice when the other team picks up momentum and how that affects OUR player and his teammates. The team loses heart and each one walks a little dejectedly to the huddle. What do we do? We yell, “Have faith!” “You can do this. Come on!” We’ve seen the hours of practice. We’ve seen the play in the backyard with whomever would throw the ball hour after hour. We’ve heard the stories, we’ve heard, “The coach says this, and the coach says that.” We’ve observed how the team is maturing. Each play is becoming accustomed to how each player works, how strong each one is mentally, how each one handles setbacks and victories.

There is NEVER success without defeat. Let me repeat that. There is NEVER success without defeat!!! Without failure we would never know how to measure success. When winning comes easily for us, we get accustomed to winning. Then, when the first roadblock shows up and…we get taken back by it. We are being tested. Now what? Quit, slow down, or keep plugging away at our goal. There is always a choice. What the choice is affects us forever! The choice affects us FOREVER!!! Not just today. It affects us tomorrow and all the tomorrows to come.

When our player from the football game loses and comes home after the loss, we can praise him for the part played, the one good play accomplished, pointing out all the good stuff, but the reality remains…his team lost! There is one thing that doesn’t change though, isn’t there? We love that person, the player, and nothing can change that at all!! When the conversation is coming to a close and your player is feeling pretty bad about the results of the game, remind him that you love him, no matter what!! Win or lose, I love you!!!

At your j-o-b where do you find encouragement? Do you have faith in the corporation that owns your company? Are the employees treated with love and respect? Is the love there when failure occurs? Do you feel used at times? The company has a goal. It almost always involves money. A certain percentage of increase over last year’s numbers, whatever it takes to make more. However, the statement about success without defeat isn’t a mantra they like to acknowledge, if at all!

Leading a team with Apriori Beauty, we have to know the message. We have to know that each one of our team members comes with a different mindset and we must be willing to acknowledge that and encourage personal development to help each one on the journey to his/her individual goal. Meanwhile, we experience success along with defeat as we travel together with our teammates.

In the arena of Apriori Beauty, there will be wins and there will be losses; however, our job, yours and mine, will always be to affirm to each person joining this business…have faith! Come on, you can do it! I love you!  This is the message from our heart.

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Beauty through building relationships!

Apriori Beauty is all about people. Individuals with dreams, passion and an inspiration to help others by sharing a great product! Apriori Beauty’s second point in its mission statement — Beauty through building relationships— is evident in every Consultant story. Yesterday’s Business Building Basics, Consultant training in California was an amazing day filled with great stories, testimonials and motivating relationship building. Following are just a few of those inspiring Consultant stories …

Tamera Preece
L-R: Sue Forster, Tamera Preece, Carolyn Glade and Melissa Ryan.

Tamera Preece is a new Consultant from Tucson, AZ. For the past two years, she’s been a loyal Client of Manager, Carolyn Glade. They met at a women’s networking event in Tucson. Tamera is the perfect example of Use Love Share. She Used and Loved the products for years and recently decided to register as a Consultant to Share them with others.

It all started last fall, when out of the blue and out of curiosity, Tamera emailed Carolyn asking about MLB in Las Vegas. Carolyn explained it was Apriori Beauty’s first annual Consultant event. Tamera shared that “It was Las Vegas, I’m always interested in going there!” Then recently, out of the blue, Carolyn received an email that Tamera had signed up as a Consultant. Her curiosity got the best of her and she decided to turn Use and Love into Share! Shortly thereafter, Tamera mentioned that she wanted to go to California to attend the BBB in May. Without hesitation, Carolyn said, “Let’s go!”

A relationship that started as strangers at a networking event, turned into a road trip from Tucson, Arizona to Laguna Hills, CA and a new friendship. Over three days, they drove 471 miles together and back, and enjoyed a day of Apriori Beauty training, networking and sightseeing on their way home through San Diego! Kudos to Carolyn for being such a wonderful upline to Tamera!

Kathy Pleu (L) and Catalina Quintero
Jami Taguchi (L) and Julia Cantu

Another great story started at MLB in Las Vegas last November. Kathy Pleu, a Consultant from Bixby, Oklahoma met and clicked instantly with Founding Consultant, Catalina Quintero from Coto de Caza, CA. Who would of thought that two people sitting next to each other at a table from different downlines would become such great friends! When Catalina heard that Kathy was coming to CA for the BBB training in May, she said “You’re staying at my house!” And so she did. Catalina picked Kathy up at the airport, showed her the sites in Laguna Beach, including the beautiful Montage Resort, and took her home to meet her family. She even treated Kathy to breakfast in bed the next morning before heading to the training. What a great hostess and a great friend! Thank you Catalina!

Yesterday’s training also resulted in three new Consultants. Individuals curious about the opportunity participated as guests and left as Consultants! Jami Taguchi from Calabasas, CA invited Julia Cantu from West Hills, CA to join the day. Early on, Julia shared that she was interested in learning if it was “worth the risk.” She decided it was and became a new Consultant before leaving!

Taylore Sinclaire
Mackenzie Miller

Consultant Taylore Sinclaire, from Santa Ana, CA brought as her guest, the beautiful Mackenzie Miller. Mackenzie works for Taylore at IlluminEssensce, where they help women find the most beautiful version of them self through fashion and beauty. Taylore participated in the training to see how she could work the products into her consulting business, and Mackenzie participated to learn more about Apriori Beauty. Mackenzie also left as a new Consultant, eager to take what she learned about the opportunity and products, to help other women.

A new Consultant herself, Terri Rausch from San Juan Capistrano hit the ground running by inviting her friend Karen Maduell from Costa Mesa, CA to the BBB training. Karen is a pilates instructor and during the training, realized that Apriori Beauty was a logical match to her already existing business. She also left the training as a new Consultant, ready to go with products and samples!

Consultant Corinne Welch is a two-time participant in the BBB training. Even though she is only interested in retailing to Clients, she loves to hear everyone’s retailing tips and learning more about sponsoring and earning downline bonuses, for when she’s ready!

Corinne Welch

At Apriori Beauty, we are all about women and finding beauty through great products, building relationships, and personal success. Every Apriori Beauty event is inspirational because of the women that participate, the kindness they share and the reoccurring theme of achieving success by helping others. How wonderful that Apriori Beauty can be the vehicle that has brought so many amazing women together!

APRIORI BEAUTY’S MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Beauty through pure product innovation
  • Beauty through building relationships
  • Beauty that comes from personal success

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Apriori Beauty named “Champion Company”

Safe Cosmetics

Apriori Beauty named “Champion Company” by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics!


In the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ Market Shift report, released on 11/30/2011, Apriori Beauty was named a “Champion Company” for meeting the goals of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics!

More than 1,500 companies signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, only 321 were named Champions for meeting its goals! Another 111 companies were named “Innovators” for making significant progress toward those goals.

The report describes how these companies — from small mom-and-pop businesses to some of the largest businesses in the natural products sector — are setting a new high-bar standard for personal care products.

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