Day of Caring

DayOfCaringPicBy Beverly Sage, Executive Director | Miami, FL

The “Day of Caring” was an event focused on uniting people together and promoting breast cancer awareness.  Education played an integral role with seminars and demonstrations being held throughout the day.  To top it off, a spectacular fashion show was put on, which featured breast cancer survivors as models, and famed author Judy Blume was the guest speaker, who gave a phenomenal speech.

I was honored to be invited and demonstrate our beautiful products to over 600 women!
I felt even more blessed after finding out that this event is exclusive to cancer survivors (including those displaying products). Imagine how proud I was to learn that our products had proven to be so pure and safe, that the committee waived their policy and invited us into this special group.

Fellow Apriori Beauty Consultant Sky Palma and I arrived that morning at 6:30am and within less than an hour, we were busy answering questions, handing out samples, serving chilled Lifeoxylin® Cellular Defense Elixir and sharing our products well into the afternoon. I have never talked so much or answered so many pointed questions in my life. Survivors understand the importance of pure, plant-based products and are extremely wise in their knowledge. We (and our products) passed the test with flying colors.

It was an exhilarating day; a day that neither Sky nor I will ever forget. We cried, we laughed and we said over 600 times…”Welcome to Apriori Beauty.”

Great Start Consultant AND New Manager – Anita Lewis

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Anita Lewis, Manager | Elmira, NY
Joined: August 2011
Downline Consultants:  6, one level deep

A majority of my career has been an uphill climb; but, through my determination and perseverance, I’ve been able to break against the harsh waves and continue my journey.  I’m currently the Vice President of Community of Donor Relations for the Economic Opportunity Program, an action agency that supports the community through various programs.  In addition to holding my Bachelor’s in Business Administration, I am currently studying to obtain my Master’s in Management and will have my degree by the end of 2013.  I’m blessed to have a wonderful husband of 16 years and two amazing kids, who continuously keep grounded and humble.

Apriori Beauty is my second network marketing company to work with; however, my experience with Apriori has greatly differed from past companies.  I enjoy learning about our healthy products and especially love the incredible results they bring!  My journey to manager was a ride, but from the wonderful support of my upline Jacqueline Agostinelli, how could I not make it to manager?   My determination and excitement to build my Apriori business is a goal that I remind myself daily, one day and one person at a time.  As the popular statement says, “Each one Teach one”.   While working with my team of new consultants, my focus is on supporting them and raising awareness of their Apriori business.  I look forward to expanding my business and achieving more success with Apriori Beauty.  I’m thankful that an opportunity like this exists.  With a team that is constantly supporting me and products that produce remarkable results, Apriori is the business for me.  If my determination and perseverance have proven anything, it’s that I don’t believe in giving up and know that there is always something more I can achieve.

Sheila Morrison – Reconnecting with Apriori Beauty

My trip to Las Vegas for Apriori’s Beauty MLB 2012 was to discover what Apriori was doing and where it was headed.  You see, my upline vanished in June 2012.  My husband asked me why I was going to MLB, and I replied it was because I was on a fact-finding mission.  I needed to see this for myself.

When I arrived in Las Vegas, I went to the hotel and checked in to my room.  I met my in-laws for dinner and then headed to the ballroom for the launch of Apriori’s new products.  Walked in and sat at a table with other Apriori gals.  Keep in mind, I was alone.  I had no team members there and basically knew no one. Unfortunately, the gals at the table only said “hi”, and nothing more.  Not a good start! The new products (ProDermalin) blew me away, and I was anxious to get to my room and apply them.  Besides, I was exhausted.  I had left Ohio at 5:50am EST and I was still on east coast time (somewhere around 2:00am EST).  I left the ballroom and bumped into Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck in the hallway. They said hello and I asked them if I could ask them a couple questions.  I didn’t know if they would be able to talk then or would need to make an appointment to talk with me later.  My questions were going to be pointed.  They both agreed to answer the questions then and there.  I told them the story of my upline vanishing and was wondering where that left me and where or who they were going to put me under.  When they answered, I was shocked!  I know I had to have been standing there with my mouth open. Susan said, “Sheila that puts you next to us. You are direct to the Company.”  I get chills just typing this even now.  Ladies, let me reassure you all that Apriori is alive and well.  Susan and Elizabeth are the kind of gals I will follow with the knowledge that we are headed in the right direction and with great leadership!

The next morning I went down to Starbucks to get my morning coffee fix and saw an Apriori gal in the line ahead of me.  I said “hello” and we talked. I told her that I was by myself at MLB and she invited me to walk with her to the ballroom.  We entered and she directed me to a table with a lot of smiling faces.  They all welcomed me with open arms.  One gal in particular welcomed me with open arms and a huge smile – we instantly became friends.  That gal was Martee Nott!  Thanks, Martee, I will always love you for ‘adopting’ me!  These connections never cease to amaze me!  Martee and I talked, laughed, and cried together for the next couple days.  We have this aviation connection; she loves airplanes and so do I.  As we shared over the next two days, it was obvious we would be friends for a long time.  I joined this business for a couple reasons, just like everyone else.  I wanted extra income and I wanted friends.  I am on my way to both. Thank you to all of you for the fabulous MLB 2012 and thank you for taking me into your family of Apriori!!!  Mission accomplished!

Founder Profile — Sue Forster

Sue Forster
FOUNDER  | Lake Forest, CA

MEET SUE:
“Before moving to California I was a school teacher for twelve years in Illinois. I taught junior high physical education and followed my passion of coaching athletics. I have coached all levels from junior high to college and a variety of sports from volleyball to gymnastics. My love for sports and passion to teach others made every day enjoyable.

“When my husband Tom and I decided to move to California with our first born, I soon became pregnant with my second son. The choice was made to stay home and raise the children. It is not like me to be stagnant in anything and I found a flexible marketing research position that I was able to do while raising my boys. One opportunity led to the next and my marketing experience brought me to Cold Stone Creamery where I did all the marketing for 42 stores for ten years. Once again another opportunity presented itself, never looking back I accepted a position at the San Diego blood bank, where I am still at today.

“My family, the people who know me best, would describe me as an energetic, hard working, driven individual. My self-motivation and willingness to help others is something I take pride in. I have included these characteristics in all aspects of my life and have made a conscience effort to spread my positive attitude on to others.”

HER APRIORI STORY:
“My first Apriori Beauty opportunity meeting came in 2009. I had never before taken a chance in network marketing, but I soon became very intrigued by the presentations made by the three partners. I went home that night and couldn’t stop thinking about it. It was a new opportunity and a new challenge to take on. On the last day of pre-registration, I decided to join as a Founder. I took this chance before there were products, because I believed in the values of the company and knew it was for me.

“Knowing that retirement was just around the corner, I was intrigued by the thought of running my own business and the freedom that comes with it. Building my own business, while helping others build their own business was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up! If I can share and help someone else, that’s a win-win for me. Whatever I can do to help other people.”

HER INSPIRATION:
“My Mom inspires me. Growing up as the 4th child of 9, the focus was always about taking care of everyone else. It was never about me. She’s my inspiration for wanting to help others.”

HER FAVORITE PRODUCT:
“The Celloxylin Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub and Eye+Lip Age Eraser are my favorite products. The scrub is just amazing. I love how the sugar melts on and cleans my face. And the Eye+Lip helps my dry skin around my eyes and lips. It’s the perfect product for me.”