On the verge of filing for bankruptcy, single mother of five Collette Larsen knew she had to find another option. Her daughters’ failing health demanded her attention, making it impossible to hold a full-time position. Yet the bills kept coming in and the future seemed bleak. Fortunately, things began to change once her brother introduced her to USANA.
At first, he began purchasing monthly supplements for the family, and then Collette started working her own USANA business in order to pay for the Autoship. After a few months, however, she realized she could actually make money with her business and began paying off her bills. Within a year she became a Gold Director and decided to make it a career.
Although she worked her business full time, Collette was still able to spend time with her children. “USANA is exactly what I needed,” she said. “It allowed me to work around our lifestyle.” Collette was able to maintain a flexible schedule as the family worked together to run the business. “When you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like such hard work,” she said. “You are building a future for your family.”
Collette is now enjoying the benefits of those efforts as a 10-Star Diamond Director, along with her son, Zachary Ross. With USANA, she is still able to be home when she is needed the most. In fact, she spent the past several months helping take care of her daughter, Sharlie, who needed two full-time caretakers after undergoing a heart/double lung transplant. “I was able to spend time with my daughter in the hospital and support her and her family during her transplant journey,” she said. “USANA allowed me to do that.”
You’ve probably heard this story before, but as a mother you know well the difficulties of juggling a slew of responsibilities. It can seem nearly impossible to squeeze in a full-time job along with keeping house, picking up the carpool, packing lunches, planning meals, and staying fit. But as Collette’s story proves, USANA can give you the time and freedom you need to do it all. By running your own business, you can free up your time for the things you care about the most. “I believe women can absolutely do this today,” she said.
To help you succeed and achieve time freedom, follow these tips from Collette:
- Set your own work hours and stick to them. This will ensure that you spend quality time with your family and get your work done on time. It will also allow you to keep a more balanced lifestyle.
- Find similarities as you prospect. As women and mothers we definitely share commonalities. Try to find those common bonds and weave USANA into the conversation—use it as a foundation to build on.
- Let it change you. USANA can give you confidence, expertise, and experience. Embrace the change and let that influence carry over into your family for generations to come. “There is a whole different energy in my family dynamics as a result of signing that application 19 years ago,” she said.
The figures in this publication should not be considered as guarantees or projections of your actual earnings or profits. Success with USANA results only from successful sales efforts, which require hard work, diligence, and leadership. Your success will depend upon how effectively you demonstrate these qualities. The average U.S. Associate made $656.77 in 2010.