Janey Reichardt – Adding to Your Dreams

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Before joining Rodan + Fields, Janey Reichardt was a high school English teacher living a life she really loved. She worked with students in Appleton, Wisconsin for 20 years alongside her husband. “We had a nice life. We taught all three of our kids, had a nice house and a little dog, and took two vacations each year. Everything was moving in a great direction.” At the same time, Janey was pursuing other career opportunities and options. “At that point, I’d already started applying to different jobs. Ultimately I love teaching kids, but I was trying to figure out if there could be something else I might be interested in.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Janey Reichardt

Making the big decision

In April 2014, Janey’s friend Deb John announced she had started her own skincare business. Janey went to one of her events and was impressed. “Because of Deb’s background, I knew Rodan + Fields must be pretty legit for her to get on board. I thought maybe I should consider it. Still, I wasn’t ready to jump into the business. I sat on it a while. In the meantime, I went home and started using the REDEFINE Regimen. I was kind of cocky at the time and didn’t take a before picture. I thought I had pretty good skin already! But after using the products, I knew something big was going on here.”

Janey watched Deb and other Independent Consultants share their journeys online and found herself wanting the freedom and fun they seemed to have. “I just kept having R+F insomnia, thinking ‘Why not me?’. During this time a lot of different things were happening in my family that made Rodan + Fields a really attractive option. My oldest daughter was getting ready to go off to college, my son was playing three high school sports, and my youngest daughter was on a traveling soccer team and a softball team. It was just really hard for us to make ends meet and to help our kids with all of the extras. So, after really thinking it over, I told my best friend and my husband that I was thinking about joining R+F.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Janey Reichardt & Sponsor

Deb John and Janey at a team retreat in Door County, WI.

Starting and growing

With encouragement from her loved ones and a sense of hopeful excitement, Janey launched her R+F business. “At the time, I thought, just give me a year. Let’s see what’s going to happen with this and where this is going to go. From my first event onward, I just decided to put my head down and to do the work. My main motivation was to show my kids that you can do anything; you control your destiny. You can be anything you want to be. It just takes some hard work. It takes believing in yourself. And it takes patience.”

Following her own advice, Janey persevered during challenging moments on her business journey. “My lowest point was probably when I first started, when I wondered if I was cut out for this. I’m a teacher. I didn’t know anything about sales! But I realized it really isn’t about being an experienced salesperson. You’ve just got to focus on confidence and your belief in yourself and in your brand. I’m still strengthening my belief that I’m on the right path, and I’m learning not to listen to the voice of fear in the back of my head. No matter what happens, you just have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep moving forward. Like I always say, ‘Don’t look back — you’re not going that way!’”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Janey Reichardt & Team

Team FABELITE, at a retreat in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

The joys of teamwork

Janey feels grateful for the support system she’s found in her Rodan + Fields team and is passionate about helping others find a similar confidence. “I really, truly, and firmly believe everybody who joins this business has greatness within themselves. I just try to help everybody remember that. The people around me have really embraced each other to share our triumphs and disappointments. It’s just become one big family that I know I can call on at any given time. We really believe that everybody is going to cross that finish line, and, like my friend Deb has always said, the champagne is going to taste just as sweet no matter when you get there. I’ve been really fortunate to have such an amazing team.

“Another of my greatest joys is that I’ve been able to do this with my daughter. Rachel joined Rodan + Fields when she turned 18, and over the years she’s grown a really nice business. To be on this journey with her and see her success is incredible. This business really has changed her life — and mine — and I want mothers and daughters to see that this can be a really great thing for any generation. You can work for yourself. R+F welcomes people from all walks of life. Anyone can be successful if they’re willing to put in the effort, the hard work, and be dedicated to following their dreams.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Janey Reichardt & Daughter

Janey and Rachel Reichardt, her daughter and business partner.

Then to now

Today, as a Premier Level V putting in 25 hours of work per week, Janey really feels like she is finally seeing the benefits of her enduring effort. “Before Rodan + Fields, we were just in a hamster wheel because we needed the money. My husband and I were coaching, tutoring, and working summer school, just spinning our wheels trying to get ahead. With my R+F business, I feel like we’ve been able to ease some of that. We’re able to help my son pay for college, and we’ve been able to travel more than before. But as I look at everything my business has afforded me, it’s so much more than financial benefits.”

“By all standards, people looking at my life, they would say I have it all — great husband, beautiful, smart, successful kids, a great career teaching what I love… I had (and have) a brilliant life. They didn’t see that I felt like I was missing something. I was missing this. I needed something more to define myself. My Rodan + Fields business has given me possibilities and options. I’ve gained the knowledge that I get to determine my destiny, that I’m not stuck, and that I can dream much bigger.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Janey Reichardt at Convention

Kirsten Schubbe, Rachel Reichardt, Sara Hanson and Janey Reichardt in Las Vegas for Convention 2018.

Add to your dreams

Janey wants everyone to know that “your dreams can change. We grow up with dreams of becoming a lawyer or a teacher or a doctor, but it’s ok for those dreams to change and it’s ok to pursue them. I want my teacher friends, especially, to realize that you can do it all. You can shift your mindset. You can still help others and teach others throughout your whole life. You can achieve your dreams. This is just a different way for me to do it.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Janey Reichardt & Husband

Janey’s husband Kevin, her partner in business and life, at an R+F dinner.

“I’m an English teacher, a mom, and a wife — and at the end of the day I just saw an opportunity and figured I was going to go for it. My dreams are changing and I’m realizing that I don’t have to stay in the same mindset that I had last year or five years ago. I can evolve and grow and share this journey with everybody else. I can help them see different possibilities. It’s ok to add to your dreams, because when you do, really beautiful things happen.”

To contact Janey about joining her team or purchasing products, connect with her here.

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Janey Reichardt & Leaders

Elizabeth Stringham, Janey, Sara Hanson, and Gloria Peterson at a cross collaborating event.

Tell Me More…

What one word do you most relate to? My team name is FABELITE. It started as Team FAB- Faith, Achieve, Believe, and then we added ELITE- Enhancing the Lives of others in a Team Effort. So… I guess if I had to pick one of those words, I would say BELIEVE!

What hobby would you like to take up? World travel. I visited France when I was younger, and recently my husband and I traveled to England, Scotland, and Wales and realized we have a passion for seeing the world.

Favorite book? As an English teacher, I read a lot of Young Adult Fiction during the school year and I read mysteries during the summer. I love a good love story with a happy ending, like the Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger or Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. For me, it is way too hard to pick an all-time favorite.

What R+F product did you try first? The REDEFINE Regimen — it was a game changer for me. I was a gal who had good skin to begin with, and the products just made it appear better and better!




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