I’m one of those moms who sells things to her friends on Facebook.
I never thought I’d make a living marketing to people while they’re on their break at work, or nursing their baby, or going to the bathroom (come on, you know it’s true) but that’s what I do.
Trust me, I know there are some strong feelings about moms who are into MLM (multilevel marketing), and I think I get it. I mean, most of us just want to be on Facebook to stalk our acquaintances from high school and college in hopes that we look a little bit skinnier and a lotta bit happier than they do.
We want to read articles about dogs who save children and watch 30 second videos about desserts we want to eat, but will never actually make.
Oh, and memes.
But some of us get on Facebook because it helps us grow our businesses. In between the memes and tragic stories that you can’t un-know, there are real people scrolling their newsfeeds.
And before you go ahead and get in a tizzy about me reaching out to you about Rodan + Fields, I want you to know that it’s literally changed my life. Not in a #blessed, overly filtered, contrived status way – but in a legitimate I’m-a-real-life-person way.
When I was 18, I had been in college for a whopping seven days when my now-husband walked into the room. I said to my college roommate, “I’m going to marry that guy,” and I walked over to introduce myself. As they say, the rest in history.
Okay, that’s BS. The rest is not history.
After dating for about a year, I was certain that Cory was the one, and if I’m being honest, that gave me a lot of anxiety. Not because I was afraid of commitment; it was because I knew my dad has Myotoinic Muscular Dystrophy.
Muscular Dystrophy is a degenerative disease that causes muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass. Many people with Muscular Dystrophy, like my dad, eventually lose the ability to walk, have trouble breathing, and difficulty swallowing.
This mattered because I didn’t know if I had Muscular Dystrophy.
It mattered because my mom has been my dad’s caregiver for the past decade. Would it be fair for me to potentially put someone through that?
It mattered because there is no cure and no treatment for Muscular Dystrophy (yet.)
It mattered because, if I had it, it carried serious (and expensive) implications when it came to having children, a future that we both envisioned.
Long story short: after a simple DNA test, I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 20.
I could cue the waterworks and the pity party, or I could tell you that my diagnosis was the catalyst for me starting to live my best life ever.
I live an awesome life. It’s awesome because I like who I am, who I spend my time with, and how I live my life. As a counselor and a life coach, I know that not everyone can make that same claim, and I feel insanely fortunate.
Rodan + Fields is apart of my ideal life, but I want you to know that I don’t do it to bug you.
I started a business with Rodan + Fields so I could continue to stay home with my boys and play with them on the floor and cuddle them when they’re sick and be there for all their firsts. I chose Rodan + Fields because having a life outside of Momming is critical for my sanity and self-preservation. I put myself out there each and every day because contributing financially to my family makes me feel good.
Lastly, I chose Rodan + Fields so I could make a difference. Starting in March, a percentage of my earnings will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and their research efforts. So, you’re not just buying skincare from me, you’re helping me give back to an organization that means so much to me.
So when I reach out to you on Facebook, or send you a text about joining me in this business, it’s because I’m living my life on my terms; and I’m having the best time ever.