Danielle Griggs – Options for More

Posted by admin on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

When Danielle Griggs found Rodan + Fields, she and her husband were struggling to make ends meet working in a very unstable real estate market. “As young children, there seem to be unlimited options in life — we truly believe we can be whatever we want to be. We all venture out into life with our courses set. But as life unfolded for me and my husband and I, we discovered our needs and desires changed while professionally we had less and less flexibility. I worked an extraordinary number of hours at a title company each week, doing everything I could to make sure we had more stability. I quickly realized this was a short-term band-aid and not a long-term solution.”

In addition to feeling stressed and overworked, Danielle also dreamed of getting back into a more entrepreneurial career. “I had to do something to create regular monthly income, but for me, this position felt like a step backward. I worked really hard at my job and I liked the people I worked with, but for the first time in twenty years, I found myself in a position that I had tried to avoid: working for someone else, on someone else’s schedule, and being limited by what I could earn. It just wasn’t fulfilling for me. My life looked very different from what I once planned, and I had few options to change it.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Danielle Griggs

Becoming a business owner

Danielle discovered a different option in February 2009, when a fellow mom on her son’s baseball team reached out to share Rodan + Fields. “I was really struggling with the appearance of my skin — probably because of my stress level — so when I learned about R+F I gravitated to the REVERSE Regimen.” After using the products, Danielle fell in love with her results and shared happily with anyone who asked about her skin.

Surprisingly, Danielle didn’t realize her own potential as a business owner at first. “It didn’t click until a number of months later. I was working through lunch at the office, like I usually did, when my supervisor told me one of our colleagues left the industry to partner with his wife and build her skincare business. I went numb. I knew it was R+F — and when I think back on that 30-second conversation, I know it was a huge ‘aha’ moment in my business. I actually had the great fortune of watching my Why appear right in front of me, in my office. I had been a product user up until that point, but I was a business owner from that moment on.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Danielle Griggs and Family

Danielle and her family and her Lexus Celebration event — 2012.

Expanding her “why”

After that day, Danielle immediately started growing her team and investing more time into Rodan + Fields activities. “Convention changed everything for me. I came back knowing that, in R+F, I had found the option I’d always been looking for. I started reaching out to people I respected and found a lot of them were willing to listen and were looking for a way to diversify. As my team started growing, I really enjoyed watching that spark — when someone realizes they have options, that there is another way, and that someone is willing to help them get there.”

Over time, Danielle managed to reduce her hours at work and eventually walked away from the title company to pursue R+F full -time, working more than 20 hours per week. “I’ll never forget the very first day I stayed home from the office. My ten-year-old son was so shocked that I didn’t have to go to work, and that I would be home with him for his afternoon snack. He put his hand on my arm and said, ‘It’s working, mom just like you said it would!’ I realized that my kids were watching and I want them to know that if they find themselves in circumstances that need changing, they can do that. I cry every time I tell that story. Those moments are my fuel.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Danielle Griggs at Santa Monica

Danielle and her children on a cross-country trip to the Santa Monica Pier — summer 2017.

Growing in life and business

Three years later, when Danielle discovered she was unexpectedly pregnant with baby number four, she quickly learned to trust the hard work she’d already put into her business. “I do not feel good when I’m pregnant, and I knew I needed to step back a little bit from our business during this time. I had a lot of fears about stepping away from my work but my business did really well during those months! It was an incredibly powerful lesson for all of us.”

At midnight on the day before she was scheduled to deliver Jett, Danielle was awake because her team was on the verge of qualifying for Lexus. “My husband Zane came into the room and said ‘Danielle, you do know you’re having a baby tomorrow and we have to be up at 4:00 a.m.?’ I laughed. I just thought it was fully appropriate for the Lexus to arrive before the Jett! Our team qualified that night, and as other leaders became Lexus achievers Achievers we brought our team total to 5 five within that six month period.” From there, Danielle reached Elite V in December 2015 and kept running to achieve RFX Circle in August 2017.

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Danielle Griggs and The Doctors

Danielle with the Doctors at the RFX party — Convention 2017.

Running for RFX was an incredible experience for both Danielle and her team. “Having a big goal like that takes your team relationships to a whole new level. Everybody’s running together and for their own individual goals, and it creates a camaraderie unlike anything I’ve experienced in my life. Rodan + Fields is not just a business — it’s a community. I watched many people realize that if they invested in themselves, they could actually make something happen. It was such a powerful experience.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Danielle Griggs at RFX Circle

Danielle and her husband at RFX Circle 2018 — Cannes, France.

Striving for big goals

As a leader, Danielle finds her greatest joy in empowering others to reach their goals. “We tell our teams to create vision boards. We tell people to dream big, and it’s amazing to be the one mentoring, encouraging, and watching them get there. There’s a real need for what we have with Rodan + Fields, and I realize now the significance of what we’re offering to people who are ambitious and hardworking. Those people are using this vehicle to help make really meaningful changes in their lives. When it comes to having options, we are offering something extraordinary.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Danielle Griggs at Convention

Danielle’s team party in Las Vegas — Convention 2017.

“Because somebody took the time to share this opportunity with me, possibilities have opened up for our family and made our lives better. Our present and future are more aligned with our values. I want to continue growing as a leader of leaders. I want to see the world, meet new people, and help my children experience other cultures. If you feel you want to be doing something more with your life, you have permission to do things differently. You do have options and you can do more. My Rodan + Fields business gave me the option for more, and I can think of very few things more rewarding than having the chance to share that with others.”


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Tell Me More…

Where do you draw your inspiration from in life? For as long as I can remember, I have been inspired by new landscapes and change in scenery. A trip into unfamiliar territory is a playground of inspiration for me.

Quote to live by? “The problem is, you think you have more time.”

Trait you most admire in others Effort

What is your best R+F team memory? Anytime someone on my team achieves a big goal they have worked for, there is nothing more memorable or rewarding than those moments because they carry deep meaning to that person and simultaneously inject belief and inspiration into others who are pursuing their own goals. That dynamic is rare and special.

What is your biggest triumph with R+F so far? My biggest triumph in R+F is that my children have been witnesses to this entire process.




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