Many are asking what type of leader I am. I think that I am the type of leader with a heart. I am the type of leader who is great at making people feel special. I try to understand the unique contributions that each team member brings to our group by taking the time to get to know each one personally. Using your heart in leadership means you love your people, and you are able to rally a team around a vision and motivate them to perform at higher levels. Leading with your heart is about care and connection and that’s the way I describe my leadership qualities.
Some key practices that I did during my journey to Diamond Director are to be more organized and to manage my time properly. I also exercise to start my day right. This helps me keep a healthy body and a more focused mind, which gives me more time to do my USANA business. Aside from these benefits, it also relaxes my mind as I think of better ways to handle my team properly.
This milestone in my life here in USANA would not be possible without my mentors who pushed me to go out of my comfort zone and to dream big. Credit goes to my XTRM 1-11 team who is always there to support me throughout my diamond journey.
I dedicate my rank advancement to my family and to my leaders who helped me make this dream a reality. This journey does not end here but would be a turning point in my life for my next journey to multiple star diamond directorship, and to becoming a member of USANA’s exclusive Million Dollar Club.
Lastly, always remember to live life to the fullest because you only get to live it once and live the life you think you deserve!
When I was awarded Executive Gold Director during the convention, instead of feeling motivated, I felt humiliated because I should have hit Ruby rank long ago; not to mention that I was stuck as Gold Director for three and a half years. For several times, I tried to hit Ruby Director but always end up hitting just the first week. Then, I got tired and stopped trying to hit it. But that’s the point; all throughout those attempts I was just TRYING and not really DECIDING.
I realized that the first week of run is easy, I just need 7 days worth of work and focus. The second week is really the week where I must DECIDE whether to continue or not. The third week is the DISCIPLINE week for me to finish the 21-Day Habit formation of run mindset. And lastly, the fourth week is the COMPLACENCY TEST week because this week is supposedly considered done. Then, last April 2016, I was able to hit Ruby Director.
I invited the majority to be complacent if your family and downlines are already happy with their results and life. But I invite the few to be comfortable with the uncomfortable, fingers crossed to continue building and learning from very challenge, and ignore what other people think because trust me, we are the only ones thinking that they mind us. I’ve seen it! They’re just waiting to be called.
Life before USANA was all about medical career. After residency training, I wanted to train abroad, further advance in my specialty, and be one of the best in my field.
But then God led me to a different path and gave me motherhood. Having more time became a huge issue for me. I began to wonder how there are those who own their time, be with their kids and husband, travel with them and yet are still financially blessed. I began to ask myself, “What do I need to do to be like them?”
I read books, which I guess, paved my way to the entrepreneurial world. Cael was 7 months old when I joined USANA and started doing it as a home-based business.
More than the recognition and the financial rewards, what USANA gave me was a valuable time for my son and me. Since I am home based, I am able to be with him in every milestone, every step, and every cry. I was also able to exclusively breastfeed him since day one. All these, I did without sacrificing our finances and without giving up their finer things in life and USANA gave me that opportunity. For these, I am forever grateful.
Also, I am able to help and inspire a whole big team of amazing mothers who share the same vision as I do.
Finally, USANA has opened my eyes to more possibilities in life and empowered me with reasonable confidence. May God lead me the way.