"I started with Oriflame in 1987 to make some extra money for baby equipment as I was expecting my first child. At that time I was a full-time hair stylist, which didn’t pay very well in Ireland in the 80’s! I started doing two demonstrations per week (as that was “the rule” at the time) and soon found I was making as much money in those two evenings as I did for five days working in the salon. Over the years I worked around my family while they were growing up, with my fingers in a few different pies i.e. Oriflame, hairdressing and teaching hair and beauty. Then eventually decided in early 2010 to concentrate full time on building a strong business with Oriflame. I can’t say it’s been easy, as nothing worthwhile ever is, but I have found that the more people you meet, the better chance you have of finding reliable people to work with. I am now the leader of a strong team, many of whom are heading for the top themselves. In my experience I have learned that remaining positive against all obstacles (every problem has a solution!), working hard, supporting your team and supporting the company in their corporate decisions are the key elements for success. It’s great to be my own boss and have financial independence. As with any new business, success did not come overnight – I had to put in the hard work. I now have a fabulous team, many of whom are looking to build teams of their own in the knowledge that the business offers them the opportunity to create a sustainable and long-term income for themselves and their families.
For those of you starting to build a business with Oriflame please remember.... Set your goals, plan your work, be reliable and never, never, never give up. Because if you are doing the right things every day, success is just around the corner!"