Your Attitude is Key and Your Enthusiasm is Contagious

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Tricia Baumgardner  |  Silver Director      

A little over 7 years ago, I decided to become a Founding Consultant for a new skin care company that didn’t have any products to sell! You might think this was a crazy decision, but I can tell you it has been one of the best and most rewarding decisions in my life. I became an Apriori Beauty Founding Consultant because I believed in our wonderful mission statement and I believed in the women who started the company. Our mission statement remains the same today: Beauty through pure product innovation, Beauty through building relationships, and Beauty that comes from personal success. I was involved in direct sales prior to joining Apriori Beauty, but saw something different with this company: it wasn’t a get-rich-quick scheme; It wasn’t a wholesale buying club; It was a company that would allow many to make right now money by “selling” products!

Many consultants ask, “What is your secret to retailing?” My answer is, “There is no secret!” You just need to believe in the products you are selling and use your experience with the products to retail. Also, your attitude is key and your enthusiasm is contagious. I’m not suggesting you smother potential clients, but be genuine. Building a relationship is important and gaining a potential new client’s trust is also key.

I feel that retailing is fun! I grew up with a retail background and from my experience, I know clients love to feel good and also enjoy a discount. I enjoy sharing our product specials with my current clients by personally reaching out to those who are most likely to purchase the specials. I use the customer reports to research their purchase history. This makes me a better retailer if I can say “It has been over 2 months since you purchased the Day Defense cream, it’s on special this month for a 20% savings, how many would you like to purchase?”

I am always trying to grow my client base because our compensation plan allows us to make right now money with retailing no matter what level you reach as a Consultant. It’s just as important for a Platinum Director to retail as it is for a new Consultant. For those Consultants who are looking to build a team, your client sales are the true bread and butter to maintaining your monthly payouts on the back end of the compensation plan.

Being prepared at all times to share our products will help you grow your retail business. I keep a small basket in my office stocked with samples and catalogs. I always have on hand a few sample sets that include: a scrub sample, a masque sample, and the skin care line samples with my business card. I will grab a couple of sample sets and catalogs and throw them in my bag. When I hand out anything, I always ask for a phone number and/or email. I ask them if it is ok to contact them in a few days to see how they liked the samples.

Based on my experiences and listening to what works from other Consultants, there are several ways to find new clients. First, I find the easiest way to gain new clients is to ask your existing clients for referrals. I will offer my existing clients $10 off their next order if their referral places an order. Another way to gain new clients is to have one of your clients host a beauty bar. Ask her to invite her friends over for a casual, fun evening learning about a fabulous skincare line she uses. I like to reward my client who hosts the event with one of her favorite products or one of our new products she hasn’t tried yet, such as the Detox Masque or Epic. Yes, this requires you to invest in a few extra products, but it’s well worth the benefit! I take advantage of the monthly specials and one day specials to purchase my extra products. Another idea to gain new clients is to join a networking group or join a group that interests you, i.e. A book club, bunko group, cooking group, hiking or walking group, etc. The beauty of direct sale retailing is being able to fit it in your daily schedule.

For almost 7 years, I have enjoyed the personal and financial benefits of retailing by using the methods mentioned above. It still puts a smile on my face when I can share with someone products I love and they see results when they use our products! Use, Love, Share!

I Love Waking Up Every Morning and Making My Own Schedule

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Nathaly Diaz  |  Manager

I became an Apriori Beauty Consultant because I wanted the financial freedom that comes with owning your own business. I love waking up every morning and making my own schedule. I am my own boss! The other plus is that I get to enjoy being home with my 5-year old son every day.

I’m also the owner of my own, home-based nail salon. My nail clients, as well as my friends and family are by best Apriori Beauty clients. They trust me already, so it makes it easier to share with them anything new and exciting. Outside of that circle, I’m shy, so going up to a stranger and starting a conversation doesn’t work for me, but social media does! I have so many mutual friends on Facebook and Instagram, so I meet new Clients by posting on both about Apriori Beauty. If they see something they like, they message me, or call or text me. I ask them to come by and try everything out, or I send them a sample if they live far away.

My business has picked up since the introduction of Celloxylin Epic, Instant Wrinkle Reducer. It’s now my favorite product! It’s the perfect product to share with my nail clients because it offers instant results. Even if my clients are in a rush, they can still try it and see results in as little as 15 minutes while I’m doing their nails. I usually like to be with them for at least an hour, so they can see more results, but if not, 15 minutes is good enough to make a sale. How do I do this? By taking a Before|After photo. I use an app on my cell phone to take the photos and to show the side-by-side results. Once they see the difference, they usually buy one on the spot. I also ask if I can share their photo on social media. I only include their name or tag them if they say I can. From these posts, I’ve gained additional new clients and Epic sales from others seeing the results too.

Another thing that has helped my sales grow this year is setting and writing down my goals. I’ve always heard that it’s smart to write your goals down, but I never did. I always kept them in my head, and of course, I would forget and didn’t take them seriously. Now, I don’t have an excuse because I write them down on paper! It all started after I came back from the incentive trip to Punta Cana last November, I wrote down goals and how I could achieve them. I broke them down into monthly and weekly goals. I wrote down an exact dollar amount I wanted to achieve, then I wrote down different scenarios that I could strive for to achieve them. For example, to earn a $120 payday for the week, I wrote down to strive to sell two full-size Celloxylin sets. Write it down as a reminder every day to do it, then do it!

Other things I do to help capture the sale, is to have product with me or offer free shipping. My biggest seller is Epic, so I always have 3 on hand — one to sample with and the other two to sell. People love free stuff, so when I don’t have a product they want, because I carry very little inventory, I like to say “I’m out of that product right now, but I can get it to you by X day and I’ll give you free shipping. Or, I can have it shipped directly to you for $7.95.” Good customer service and offering incentives has helped me achieve my retail sales goals.

The most important thing I have found is that with Passion, comes Success

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Paula Yudelevit  |  Manager

 

“I found Apriori Beauty a little over three years ago when my old college friend asked me to try a line of skincare that she had just started sharing. I happened to be running low on the skincare I was using, and I trusted Beverly, so I decided to give the Celloxylin line a try. I had nothing to lose. I didn’t wait for a sample; I went online and ordered the 5-step/6 product set. I was using Kiehl’s, so I always took care of my skin. After three days and nights of using Apriori, I was amazed at how fabulous my skin looked and felt. I decided I had to share this with my friends and family! I had very little knowledge of network marketing, but I registered to become a Consultant without even letting Beverly know! I just knew my friends would love glowing skin at our age!

“When I first started, I sent an email to people I felt comfortable with, explaining ‘my story.’ I didn’t send it to everyone – not even some of my closest friends – just those that I thought might like great skin. I also sent one to a group of college friends that Beverly and I had just reconnected with, some 38 years later! We were all the same age and could relate! The ‘my story’ email included a photo of my, at the time, 59 year-old skin! And I sent samples. Everyone has their own way of sharing samples, or not, but for me, they work. Remember, I used to use Kiehl’s, whose philosophy is to give lots of samples! I am not stingy with them at all, and feel the investment (they are not expensive) is so worth it.

“As time went on, ‘my story’ changed, but the core of the letter remained consistent: anti-aging, all-natural skincare. And my comfort level grew as well. I went out of my comfort zone and started sending emails to more people; some that I had known for years, and others I had just met. And I continue to do this with new people I meet! Caution: Don’t force it – let the conversation take a natural course. It’s up to you to lead it in that direction!

“Wherever I went, my gorgeous silver bag, filled with the strips and the micro scrub (and later the Pure Detox Masque), went with me. And when the conversation allowed, I would talk about the beauty of Apriori. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, too. Like not getting email addresses, and after all this time, I’m just getting into the habit of registering people! But I talked about how much my skin changed, how it is now dewy (which they of course can see), and what it can do for their skin. And I give them samples!

“I try not to miss a ‘ladies night out’ here in our small town. It’s the perfect opportunity to share! I make little sample bags and place one at each place setting (if the hostess allows – they of course get a gift from me) and just casually talk one-on-one about the benefits

“My favorite thing to do is a one-on-one or small group Beauty Bar. I share the ‘Why’ Apriori Beauty products and let them experience them first-hand. After going through the steps, I have them try the 20EX Acid Peel on one side of their face, the Pure Detox on the other! And of course the DFI! Trying the products while explaining the benefits is very successful for me.

“My emails led to writing e-newsletters several times a month. I start with the monthly specials and Friday’s Favorite. Around mid-month, I’ll pick a subject that relates to skincare. Why Vaseline is bad for your skin, or toxins and your health. I do a lot of research, include photos and provide information that I think is beneficial. All of my newsletters include my signature and buttons that take the reader directly to my website. I also offer a free full-size micro scrub to first-time clients with orders of $145 or more, and an additional $25 gift card if over $200. I offer a $25 gift card to all clients with purchases of $200 or more. And a $25 gift card for client referrals of $100 or more on the new order.

“One of the best things I’ve done is to partake in a network marketing series with Sharon Michaels. From her course, I started a business Facebook page, and stuck to it. My business page, BeautyWorks, focuses on skin and health issues. Most of my posts relate back to an Apriori product, but not all. But my posts were too long for Facebook, so Sharon suggested a blog! Mybeautyworks.net allows me to write stories about skincare, the industry, ingredients – good and bad, and why network marketing. These articles are then shared on my Facebook business page. I then share them on my personal page. I also use the same articles in the e-newsletters.

“Look, the most important thing I have found is that with passion, comes success. I am totally committed to these products and I use them faithfully. You can’t share what you don’t use yourself. I Use, I Love and I Share – and I get rewarded every week! I’m rewarded with my earnings and with gorgeous jewelry and accessories, including a Louis Vuitton Neverfull handbag! I’ve also been rewarded with amazing new friends who honestly care about my success.

“One thing I suggest, is to find a group of consultants (they don’t have to be part of your up or downline) and support each other. When I started, there was a group of about 7 of us, some I’d never met, who helped each other through support, ideas, and lots of laughter. The company Facebook groups are also great places to find ideas and share product information. Apriori Beauty’ s company page offers fabulous posts that you can share on your page. And The Road to Success is filled with new ideas and motivation.

“I love this company. The owners are true to their mission and are here for you every step of the way. Believe me, I had my melt-downs, but had a support team of Consultants and the company, including the customer service team, who walked me through the challenges and helped me with my success! And if any of you reading this would like my help, I’ll be here for you too!”

 

Listening to What Someone has to Say Speaks Volumes for My Retail Business

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Tess Dawson | Senior Consultant

I have to say that having Apriori Beauty in my everyday life is fascinating! My first encounter with Apriori Beauty came with trying a sample from my Sponsor, Keri Marks. She wanted to know what I used as an everyday cleansing and moisturizing product. I thought she was asking me for advice, but offered to share samples of Apriori instead. I was more than happy to see how the products worked for me, as I was not overly satisfied with what I was using at the time. Well, from that very first day, I was hooked and when she followed-up with me to find out how I liked the products, I told her “Great!, but one problem…” I didn’t have enough and I wanted more! From that moment, I decided to get into the business. I decided that if I liked the products, it would be easy to share them with my friends, family and anyone else I happened to meet.

I found over time that you can’t really predict who you should or shouldn’t share the products with. I used to think there was a certain clientele you should market to, but have since learned that isn’t so. Sharing Apriori can be easy if you keep an open mind and not judge your prospects. Let them make the decision after you give them the opportunity to experience the products themselves. More often than not, they will become a Client, and sometimes even a Consultant. Never limit your possibilities! There always seems to be a point in conversations where you can bring Apriori Beauty in. And when I speak from the heart, I find people are more interested in what I have to say.

Listening to what someone has to say speaks volumes for my retail business. That is how I determine what product I might talk more about when I meet a potential new client … paying attention to what’s going on in their life and what might be beneficial in their daily routine. I can’t really say I have a favorite product, as it changes, and because I personally love all of the products.

Gathering all the knowledge from other Consultants is so important in building my business. I appreciate the resources Apriori Beauty offers me as a Consultant. Looking back over the past couple of years, since joining Apriori, I’ve had my challenges, yet every experience has been positive and I’ve grown from all of them. I will continue to move forward in my business and Use Love Share with everyone I meet.

 

It’s Easy to Sell a Product You Use, Love and Believe in!

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Anita Fusilli | Senior Consultant

My Apriori Beauty Journey began back in March of 2015. My 21-year-old daughter, Olivia Fusilli, was babysitting for Executive Director, Lisa Adam’s little girls. Over several months, Lisa had shared and encouraged Olivia to become an independent Consultant. To help, I offered to host a “Launch Party” for her with several of her friends and their moms. It was that evening that I became so impressed by the amazing Apriori beauty Products, I signed up as an independent Consultant and purchased 99% of the products available to help Olivia build her business. When my products arrived, I couldn’t wait to start using them.

I am a pediatric nurse and sometimes meet Clients through work. I share samples with friends and patient moms I see throughout the day. I also like to play tennis and get Clients through the club I attend. To build and grow my business, I have adopted one of the company’s mantra as my own — “Use, Love, Share.” It is always my opening line. It is very easy to sell a product you Use, Love and believe in!

Facebook is where I inform my friends of sales and new exciting Apriori beauty tips. With the ViViD Hair Therapy products, I like to make samples for sharing. It is always LOVE at first use for my clients. I also like to share the Celloxylin Cellular Age Advantage skincare 6-strip samples.

One of my favorite Client perks I like to give my first time Clients is free shipping. To do this effectively, I utilize gift cards. Everyone loves a little perk, especially free shipping!

I am so blessed to have Lisa Adam as my upline Director. She is so supportive and always keeps me motivated and focused. I love that she is always there for me.

Being in my 50’s and having children who span 12 years, I have developed friendships with people who are my age, older and younger. These friend have a variety of anti-aging concerns, so our products are perfect for helping them. Apriori Beauty is such a good fit for me.

My business goes through a journey, just as we do in our busy lives. Some months I have so much energy and time to put into my business to get new clients, and other months other things take priority. That is the beauty of this amazing company, I can work my business on my schedule, when it works for me. As we approach the New Year, I plan to make a business plan with monthly goals for the “pause” months, when life gets busy.

Becoming an Apriori Beauty independent consultant has given me an increased income without taking me out of the home. I am in control of my time and my income. I look forward to growing my business in 2016!

Having a son that was diagnosed as an infant with severe food allergies, I started learning very quickly about product ingredients and the effects they can have on your body if they’re not safe and healthy

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Abigail Sperber | Sr. Consultant

I became an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant after working in network marketing for several years.  I am extremely passionate about what you put on your skin as it is a result of how you look and how you feel. Having a son that was diagnosed as an infant with severe food allergies, I started learning very quickly about product ingredients and the effects they can have on your body if they’re not safe and healthy. Due to this, I was truly inspired to use the purest products with safe ingredients that my family and I could use.  Apriori Beauty has it all; offering a household of products that work together to nourish your cells at the cellular level, promoting healthy, glowing skin.

I meet Clients every day and everywhere. Whether it’s at the gym (I’m also a Zumba instructor), the store, a party or event, I take advantage of my different surroundings and opportunities. I believe everyone I come across is a potential Client who deserves to hear about Apriori Beauty’s incredible skincare products. When talking with someone new, I ask them, “If there was something you could change about your skin, what would it be?” Based on their answer, I decide which product to recommend that would best suit their skincare needs. I then offer them a sample of the recommended product (or line) and relay I’ll be following up with them in a few days. I always include a sample of the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub and Pure Detox, Purifying Masque. These two treatment have greatly helped my daughter’s acne and are my “must-have” products when sharing with others. My number one retailing tip is to always be consistent in what you do and never give up. Even if someone tells you “no,” don’t give up. Maybe they’re not interested now, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future. Make a note to check in with them in a few months and see if anything has changed. You never know, by then they might be seeking a new skincare line.

One of the many benefits I’ve experienced with retailing is that I get paid every Friday. This “right now money” is fun money for me to enjoy and spend. Retailing is a significant aspect of my Apriori Beauty business, in which I enjoy helping new and existing Clients meet their desired skincare needs. I work closely with my Clients in finding the best products suitable for their skin, and in turn, I’ve received business success with repeated sales.

As you’re out there sharing and retailing the products, it’s likely you’ll come across some amazing people who are interested in a generating supplemental or a full-time income and want to create their own successful business. They see how you’re benefiting from sharing Apriori Beauty and want to join you on this ever-growing success. It’s another example of how retailing can grow your business, both via sales and sponsoring new Consultants. Apriori Beauty is a fast-growing, women orientated company with incredible products and a desire to help you, a Consultant, succeed in using the products and tools they offer. So, I leave you with one question, “Who is going to be your next Client?”

Great Start Consultant – Anita Fusilli

AnitaFusilliAnita Fusilli | Sr. Consultant from New York
Joined: March 2015
Personally Sponsored Consultants: 3
Personal Clients: 28

My Apriori Beauty journey began back in March of 2015 when I offered to host a “Launch” party for my daughter Olivia, who had just joined as an Apriori Beauty Consultant. It was at the party where I experienced the products and was so impressed by what I was putting on my skin that I signed up that evening as an Independent Consultant and purchased 99% of the products.

Being married, in my 50’s with three children between the ages of 15 and 27, and working part-time as a Pediatric Nurse, I’m around people of all ages who are interested in anti-aging skincare. In building and growing my business, I’ve adopted one of Apriori Beauty’s mantra as my own, Use Love Share. It’s always my opening line and when you use, love, and believe in a product, it’s very easy to sell.

I work in a busy office so I started off by sharing with my female co-workers. I brought in samples for everyone and left catalogs on their desks. Before long, I had everyone using Apriori Beauty. I then hosted a Beauty Bar where I invited my tennis teammates and girlfriends. Again, the products impressed all of them! One of my favorite times is when my daughter Olivia and I joined forces and brought in lunch for the women in my husband’s office for a special Mother’s Day treat. My husband had even purchased the Celloxylin® In the Bag Set for all the women. From that luncheon, I signed up and sponsored my first Apriori Beauty Consultant!

Since joining in March, my business has grown steadily. I always travel with samples and share at every opportunity I get. When it comes to samples, I like to make the extra effort and put them in lovely samples bags that include the product catalog and my business card. For me, packaging and presentation are vital when introducing the products, as it’s my potential Clients’ first exposure to Apriori Beauty. One valuable tip I’ve learned from fellow Consultant and Executive Director, Lisa Adam is to get the email address from the people you share samples with. That way, you can follow-up with them and get that much closer to a sale. In addition to handing out samples and developing a follow-up system, I’ve found that purchasing Apriori Beauty gift cards (you can get $25 gift cards for only $20 when you’re a Sr. Consultant/Manager/Director!) and using them to cover the cost of shipping for Clients has greatly benefited my sales. Spending a little on a luncheon or free shipping really does go a long way when you’re growing your business.

Along with being impressed with Apriori Beauty as a Company, I appreciate the standards by which the products are developed. There are a lot of skincare products on the market, but not all of them are safe nor effective. Being an Apriori Beauty Consultant has been an incredible journey that I’m blessed to be experiencing alongside my daughter Olivia. I’m excited to expand my business and continue Sharing products I Use and Love.

Right Now Retailer – Marilyn Sarno

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

MarilynSarnoMarilyn Sarno | Consultant from Pennsylvania
Joined: October 2013
Personal Clients: 33
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: May 2015
Top 10 Weekly Retailer: May 2015

Maybe it was law of attraction because I wasn’t actively looking for a direct sales company when I found out about Apriori Beauty. In the back of my mind, I had been quietly thinking about what I wanted to do once I retired from my current profession of teaching diabetes education and nutrition. I knew I wanted to keep working with a good salary, but it needed to be on my schedule. It all started in the summer of 2013 when I joined Sharon Michaels’ MasterMind group. I had never heard of Sharon Michaels but frustrated with my own productivity at work and in need of a business coach and mentor, I took a chance. It was through the group and Sharon that I was introduced to Apriori Beauty and my future Consultant sponsor, Elizabeth (Liz) Dyke.

When I first heard of Apriori Beauty, I was so fascinated by its name that I immediately looked it up online and was taken to this beautiful website of anti-aging skincare. As someone who’s aging and wants to slow down the process, I was intrigued. Struggling with all the skin problems you often experience postmenopausal, I tried many high-end skincare lines but never found myself impressed with any of them. I reached out to Liz, who then sent me the Celloxylin® 6-strip skincare sample and a sample of the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub, recommending I combine the Crème Cleanse with the Micro Scrub. Upon sampling the products, it was in love right away. It was like being at a spa right in my own bathroom! I just had to know more about these products. After chatting with Liz, I decided to become an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant to start building my own business.

I work full-time, so for me the most efficient way to Use Love Share is at vendor events. Being an educator, I’m comfortable with being in front of large groups of people and have noticed I work best in that environment. I’ve also signed up with local networking groups, including a weekly lunch group, a book club, and a monthly fundraiser group called “Women and Wine.” Whereas I had attended a few Beauty Bars hosted by fellow Consultants, I didn’t host my own till this last May. I don’t know why I waited so long because it was a huge success – I even booked a Beauty Bar for one of my Clients! My networking groups played a huge role in expanding my clientele list, thus making my Beauty Bar the success it turned out to be. Staying disciplined and focused on my business, attending networking meetings, following-up with Clients, and providing exceptional customer service have all been important factors in expanding my retail business and giving me a bigger weekly paycheck.

There’s many benefits to being an Apriori Beauty Consultant, but one of them is that there’s several ways to make money. Some Consultants are team builders, some are retailers, and some are both. For me, it starts with retailing, which I believe is the key to building my team. If a Client uses and loves the products, they may decide to become a Consultant and start building their own business. I’m really excited about the prospect of building a team because I love educating women about creating beautiful skin and showing them how it’s connected to their self-confidence. I consider beautiful skin part of health and wellness.

Since joining Apriori Beauty, I’ve experienced this wonderful community of women who are always going out of their way to support and help each other. Our community plus the fact that with Apriori Beauty, you can earn an unlimited income, sealed my decision to become a Consultant. At my age, you just can’t beat that!

Right Now Retailer – Sue Forster

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

SueForsterSue Forster | Founder & Team Leader from California
Joined: March 2009
Personally Sponsored Clients: 71
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 3 times

Timing is everything!

When it came to getting momentum going for my Apriori Beauty business, timing was everything. I’ve been with this Company since the very beginning (before there were even products), but in order for my business to thrive, I had to feel and know when it was the right time for me. My love for the products was never a question. I was always sharing how amazing the products were with friends and family. Instead, it became more of when I was ready to bring others on board with me.

I began reaching out, one person at-a-time. Between working full-time and having a busy family, I needed to be careful who I was investing my time with. Relationship building became my focus. Each person I reached out to was someone I already had a relationship with. They were either co-workers or gym buddies. In fact, a Consultant of mine, as well as a new Client are both women I know through the gym. I also realized that a majority of my business relied on other peoples’ timelines, not just my own. I often received responses such as “when I finish my other products, I’ll try yours,” or “call me next month.” Through this realization, I learned how important follow-up was. Sometimes you gain success with follow up, sometimes you don’t. Either way, just keep moving on to the next person.

Two outlets that have impacted my business the most are Beauty Bars and Social Media. If you have an opportunity to either host or attend a Beauty Bar, I highly recommend it. It’s a fun way of sharing the Apriori Beauty experience with your potential Clients (and Consultants), and it gives your guests the opportunity to try the products and see the results for themselves. Seeing is believing and people like results, especially when it involves their skin! When it comes to social media, I’ve never been an active Facebook user, but I knew it would be beneficial to my business. After updating my profile picture and posting an Apriori Beauty image or two on my Facebook wall, I immediately received comments and messages from friends I hadn’t seen in years asking me for product samples. Before I knew it, I was registering new Clients and placing orders. It was at this time that I realized building a retailing business was where it’s at for me. I love getting paid every week and when my Clients are interested and ready to be Consultants, I will be there to help them get started on their own journey.

Working full-time, being there for my family, planning events, and going to the gym are just a few aspects of my crazy schedule. I’ve come to notice that the busier my schedule is, the more I actually get done. As a way to stay focused and organized, I make a list each night for the next day, which includes family, work, and Apriori Beauty. My aim is to give each section of my life the time and attention it needs. It’s all about balance and I’ve finally found mine.

Power Builder – Terri Lindow

Recognizing strong Team Leaders who have embraced the power of team building

TerriLTerri Lindow | Silver Director from California
Joined: March 2011
Total Downline: 126
Front Line Consultants: 18

I fell in love with safe and healthy skincare at a house party when I was 28. It was my birthday and determined not to age, I treated myself to a skincare set and committed to using it every day and evening. I immediately noticed that this skincare was different from the expensive department skincare I was used to buying. My skin was improving and felt better. I began to research and realized that just because a product is sold by a high-end retailer, doesn’t always mean it’s better. As a teacher, it was second nature to continue learning about the products my family and I were putting on our face and body. As I began to research and find out more, I started sharing with those around me and introducing them to a skincare line that would help, not harm their skin. Slowly, my business began growing and within a few years, I went from teaching kids about reading and writing to teaching women about safe and effective skincare.

As time went on, I became disenchanted with my first skincare company and made the decision to seek out a new skincare line. I loved Network Marketing; it allowed me to meet and build relationships with various people that I otherwise wouldn’t have come across. Sharing was in my blood, but I needed to be sharing products I truly believed in. A friend of mine was part of a new skincare company called Apriori Beauty, so I gave it a try, sampling their Celloxylin® Cellular Age Advantage line. After trying out the first four (out of six) products, I was sold! I couldn’t stop looking at my skin – there was something different about it. Once you know something is better, you can’t go back, which is why I became an Apriori Beauty Consultant in early 2011.

One thing I’ve learned is to never quit. There have been times of frustration where efforts I’ve put into my business have not produced results. Instead of throwing in the towel, I move on and try a different approach. Growing and maintaining a sustainable business takes time and dedication. The key is to find like-minded men and women to join your business. Without these women by my side, I would not be where I am today, and neither would my Apriori Beauty business. I love working with my team, supporting them, encouraging them, and watching them blossom into amazing, hard-working business women. My team is comprised of women of all ages. Women who are my go-to gal pals, my rocks, and advisors. You can’t succeed in this business without the help of others. Growing your business is a team effort because without the support of your Consultants and Clients, you have no business. Plus, the experience is so much more gratifying when you have others there to enjoy it with you. There will be times where you need advice and then there will be times when others are in need of your help. This business is a give-and-take type of relationship and the more available you make yourself to your team, the more support you’ll receive from them.

Coming up on my 4-year anniversary with Apriori Beauty, I rejoice every day that I stayed the course. A Company run by the most integrity-filled women, Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck’s passion for the products is as strong as their commitment to the Consultants! Both women are consistently giving us the tools we need to grow our business and put products on everyone’s bathroom counters across the nation. Because of them, I’m able to continue working and growing my Apriori Beauty business alongside classy, strong and loving women. Thank you Apriori Beauty for being the blueprint of my life!