I am Carla and I have been in Herbalife over 5 years, started in 2006 very part time and since January 2011 I work my business full time. Up until 2009 I was working the business on my own but now I am pleased to say my partner Dave has joined me in our Herbalife future.
Having lived in the Derbyshire area most of my life my jobs were never close to home, and every job I had up until 2004 saw me complete an hour commute either way to work! Hell for some, but at the time I didn’t mind, it paid the mortgage. My career spanned from retail to pub management to HR (Human Resources) but then my family gave me the opportunity in 2004 to run a business with them, so I grabbed it with both hands, and for nearly 4 years it was successful. I worked hard, 6 days a week, running a pet shop!
At the time I found Herbalife (2006) I was running the retail pet shop. I was working 6 days a week over 60 hours which was mentally and physically demanding, and my energy levels were so low I would fall asleep in the evenings at 9.30pm. I was growing very sick and tired of being exhausted; even though I enjoyed what I did I no longer felt I had a life. As a business owner I was earning the bare minimum and I was dissatisfied with my income. But it was necessary to ensure the business remained profitable.
So I went looking for something to occupy the little grey cells, give me a focus in the evenings and allow me to supplement my income. Along came Herbalife. Little did I know what a result I would achieve on the products and the reaction I would get from friends, family and customers? Whilst I was initially sceptical, my mentors supported me 100%, and I felt well WHAT IF.
So I got started, started on the products first, and found myself within the first 7 days with so much energy, that I felt like I was bouncing off the walls of the shop. My enthusiasm for work and life improved, and I lost a dress and half size, 9ins of body fat, which to this date I have kept off and have a passion for exercise too. That is how my business started to grow, because my customers noticed my energy levels increase, me shrinking, and they wanted the same energy results too. I was able to earn an extra £400 per month in those first couple of years, building my business part time.
Then in 2008 everything changed, and I found myself having to redefine myself in ways I had never had to do before. Herbalife is flexible, its there when you are and when you are not. I know because a lot of changes in my personal life occurred in 2008, which saw me sell my pet shop, and return to employment full time,working for somebody else. With an hour minimum commute both ends of the day.Not ideal especially with a very sick parent too. I took time out from working Herbalife hard, but I continued to take the products no matter what.
Herbalife, my clients were always there, my mentors supported me, and I was able to return tobuilding my Herbalife business again in 2009 which was when I met Dave as well.When life gets in the way, Herbalife is still there.
This business provides you with so much more than an income, it’s a new circle of friends,support and recognition that I never got in full time employment for others,and the opportunity to travel to places, cities and countries you may never have had chance to. I have been able to go to Cologne, Dublin, Barcelona (twice) and next year its Brussels.
My future is in Herbalife, I have the great fortune that my partner, Dave is joining me in this!!!
The opportunity is there to be free, healthy and wealthy, to choose what you do, when and who with!!!!
We help people from across North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.
At CB Nutrition we focus on helping all clients attain optimum health and wellness by means of an improved and balanced diet with the help of personal coaching and support. We provide a weight management consulting service to clients throughout the local area. Offering one to one coaching and support to clients on a weekly or monthly basis. The company's mission is to help as many people improve their health and nutrition levels through good eating habits and leading a healthy active lifestyle.
We work from the CB Nutrition Wellness Centre (local to Chesterfield area) on a one-2-one drop-in basis or by phone for those not close enough to visit us. We also have an online food log website, iChange where we can do more in depth monitoring of your daily food intake.
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