Maybe you have big dreams – sailing the world, building a custom home or tackling home improvement projects or taking a vacation. But big dreams – take big money. So, how do you do bring in the extra cash when you’re already spread so thin.
Well, talk to your neighbor Melinda Staab. She and her team have been making dreams com true the last couple of years and it has all happened in ways she would never have imagined.
Melinda has an extensive background in Public Relations in the financial services industry. Six years ago she went independent and started her own PR firm, which has been very successful. At the same time, it’s a very demanding job in terms of time and energy. And, when you’re the mother of three young children and your husband travels extensively – well, time is something you can never get enough of.
If that weren’t enough, Melinda is also the face behind the very popular community Facebook group “The SHEs of SEH” – a group of over 1200 San Elijo Hills women that is a thriving hub of information, referrals, connection and community service.
In the fall of 2013, Melinda won a set of Rodan + Fields: Dermatologist-created skincare products in a raffle. Melinda had never really used any sort of skincare line before and she ended up loving the products. Not long after, her friend approached her about starting a Rodan + Fields business. At first, Melinda was really skeptical, but the more she read up on the company, the more she fell in love with it
She was definitely not looking for something else to add to her plate, but she got intrigued with the idea of how it might be a fun thing to do with her friends. Much of Melinda’s PR work is done by herself and the idea of working with friends definitely had an appeal. With absolutely no sales or skincare background, she had no idea if she would be any good at it, but since Rodan + Fields offers a full 60 day guarantee on their business set-up kit, she decided to just take a chance on it and give it a whirl.
Two years later, Melinda has built a phenomenal team of women who are making their dreams come true. Not only has this ‘side business income’ allowed her to significantly cut back on her own PR work, it has allowed her the opportunity to reignite passions in her own life that she had given up on.
What Melinda didn’t bargain for was how life-changing this business would be for her team.
“It’s something you don’t think about. You just think you’re going to sell some products and make some extra cash together, but the added income and the way this business empowers women who had taken time out of the workforce for their families or who are teachers and had no idea how business savvy they are…to see how this business impacts their lives…you just don’t think about that when you start.”
That’s why Melinda will be the first to tell you – take a chance. Whatever that dream is or that opportunity that’s sitting in front of you, don’t let it go by without giving it a try. Don’t tell yourself you don’t have time or you don’t have the money. So much awaits you on the other side of your comfort zone. And, joining the Rodan + Fields team may be just the ticket to opening new doors in your life in 2016.
You can connect directly with Melinda at www.MelindaStaab.MyRAndF.com.