Emily Munday – Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

They say that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Imagine setting off in the morning to do a day’s work purely for the joy and fulfillment it brings. To pursue your passion each day, and be paid to do so, is a dream for most of us. But for some, a day at the office is exciting, fun, and rewarding.

Emily Munday is one of those lucky few. She loves what she does, earns a good income, and is daily living proof that work doesn’t have to be a chore. With a willingness to explore new ideas, Emily changed the path of her career and achieved the ideal that so many of us strive for.

As a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant, Emily Munday has found passion and meaning in the workplace.

Nursing her career back to health

Since attaining her master’s degree, Emily has worked as a Nurse Anesthetist. She works mainly with children—part of the reason she loves her work so much. However, by 2013, with two of her own kids, maintaining a full-time job was just too much to handle. Working in a Level 1 trauma center, the hours were long and her weekends and holidays were often interrupted by work. Emily realized that her love for the job was being sapped, and that she was starting to begrudge all the time that she was having to spend away from her children.

While on maternity leave, Emily decided to look for an alternative source of income. A trusted friend from college explained the Rodan + Fields® model to her, so she decided to give it a try, and hasn’t looked back since. Success was quick in coming. After nine months of being an Independent Consultant, working eight hours a week, she reached Level V, and the “Arrival Trip” she enjoyed really sealed the deal for Emily. “The trip was my ‘aha’ moment. I was just blown away by the caliber of the people who were involved with R+F.”

Emily enjoyed a trip to Mexico with some of her Rodan + Fields teammates.

Emily enjoying a luxurious trip to Mexico with other Top Leaders on her team.

A healthy dose of freedom

Emily says that the biggest advantage of her R+F business is the luxury of choice it has given her. “Two and half years after joining Rodan + Fields, I was able to replace my full-time salary as a Nurse Anesthetist,” she exclaims. That allowed her to leave the Level 1 trauma ward and take on a less hectic Nurse Anesthetist role elsewhere, two days a week, without suffering financially. Now that the pressure is off, she loves her job again. “It’s nice to clock in because you want to be there, not because you have to.”

Her R+F works fits easily into her schedule. She makes phone calls in the car-pool line, works an hour in the evening after her kids go to bed, or in the morning before they get up. This leaves the bulk of her days free to spend time with her children. And Emily, more than most, can appreciate that the time spent with one’s family is irreplaceable and precious.

As a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant, Emily is now more able to spend time with her precious family.

The Munday family, party of five.

Dreaming BIG and seizing the day

Five years ago, Emily lost her father to Lou Gehrig’s disease. All his life he had worked hard, sacrificing his time in order to provide for his wife and three daughters. Emily says roudly, “He gave us so much. He put us all through college, and gave us the weddings of our dreams.” He had big plans to relish his retirement, to finally sit back and enjoy some time off. Tragically, two short years after retiring, he passed away. This abrupt loss was devastating, and provided Emily with a real wake-up call.

She learned to never put things off for the future, that one must seize the moment and make it count. We all go through life with big plans for someday… but that day may never come. In memory of her father, Paul Bigham, she named her R+F team Dream BIG. She wants the name to stand as a tribute to him, so that others can learn from his story and never let work get in the way of the important things in life. As she puts it, “make memories now, and live in the present.”

Being an Independent Consultant with Rodan + Fields has allowed Emily and her family to make family vacations a priority again.

Making family vacations a priority again. Enjoying a mini weekend getaway in Hilton Head.

The healing power of a new lifestyle

Emily’s Rodan + Fields journey has also changed her as a person. She admits that she was “shy and introverted—I would walk away from social interaction.” This was part of her reason for choosing a career as an anesthetist, as she jokes, she “wouldn’t have to speak to anyone, just put them to sleep!” Emily never considered owning her own business, but now that she does, it has given her a confidence boost.

Feeling like a changed person, she now seeks out new friends and connections. This has been both surprising and rewarding for her.“I get so much more back now, because I give so much more of myself.” She delights in helping her team succeed and thrive, and looking to the future she hopes to continue to share Dream BIG’s big dream.


The information, materials and views provided by a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant during this presentation are her or his own and do not necessarily represent the views of Rodan + Fields. Rodan + Fields makes no representations about the accuracy of the information. The stories shared may be atypical experiences among Consultants who join the business. Actual earnings vary significantly, and no income is promised or guaranteed. Potential Consultants are urged to perform their own due diligence prior to making any decision to participate.

For information regarding earnings under the U.S. R+F Compensation Plan, see the Income Disclosure Statement.

For information regarding earnings under the Canada R+F Compensation Plan, see the Income Disclosure Statement. We estimate that in Canada the typical plan participant will earn between $1,700 and $2,000 CAD per year.



2 responses to “Emily Munday – Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do”

  1. Ohhh I love seeing you here in the blog!! Congratulations dear friend!!! Cheers and hugs!!

  2. Sara Dwyer says:

    What a great testament to your family and to those who may or may not have known your story. Losing a loving devoted father much too soon is certainly a wake-up call and reminder that every day is a true gift – each one a day of joy and intentional purpose, in memory of someone who was so precious to you.
    Have a full and happy 2017! I am so thrilled and proud of your good works…

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