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Jennie Weber – Just Jump In

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

At the end of 2014, Jennie Weber left her advertising position at a local radio station and was excited to finally stay home and raise her family. “I really enjoyed working in marketing and sales, but my schedule was just crazy. I was living the rat race and driving all over creation for work, when all I wanted was to be a stay-at-home mom. That was my ultimate goal.” Jennie had been away from her career for a little while when she discovered a new possibility for her future.

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Jennie Weber

Jumping into business

As excited as she was to be home, Jennie missed exercising her professional side. When she saw Angela Rondinella posting on Facebook about her new Rodan + Fields business, she was immediately interested. “I didn’t really understand what she was talking about, but I was definitely in the market for anti-aging skincare. I had a lot of sun damage, spent too much time in tanning beds, and had two kids 19 months apart. I covered my dark spots with heavy makeup and was always looking for a better solution, so I thought it was hilarious when Angela reached out to me and complimented my skin! To me, it was a complete hot mess under a lot of makeup.”

Jennie became an Independent Consultant primarily so she could get her R+F products at a discount. She secretly launched her skincare business and kept her excitement under wraps. “Initially I wasn’t telling anybody, not even my mom — and we’re practically inseparable! When she found out she immediately recognized the Rodan + Fields name and was completely sold, purchasing basically every product we offer. My husband John was a bit harder to get on board. After doing his own research, though, he was even more inspired by Rodan + Fields than I was! It was really encouraging to have my two closest people excited about this decision.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Jennie Weber & Husband

Jennie and John on an Elite trip to Hawaii and Maui.

Building her community

After posting on social media, Jennie discovered her network was very receptive to her new business. She focused on reaching out to potential Preferred Customers and strove to be coachable with her team building. “When I started with R+F, I sent messages about the business and thought no one would ever actually join my team. I didn’t really think anybody would wind up as an Independent Consultant. But many of my contacts wanted to sign up in order to get their products at a discount, and that’s when I switched gears and my goals shifted. My third month in business I got a couple of new team members in the same week!”

Jennie found inspiration in her Upline leaders on Team Give — especially Becca O’Leary who provided meaningful encouragement that kept Jennie excited about her work. “It seemed like R+F was this incredible underground world I didn’t even know about before! I went to some local events in St. Louis and found a community there. I loved feeling welcome, and I was blown away by the support from the entire community. With their help, I was surprised to find that I was pretty good at training and motivating people, and that I enjoyed that work even more than selling products.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Jennie Weber & Leaders

Team Drive‘s Leaders at the 10 Year Rodaniversary Glow Tour in Chicago.

Motivating moments

Jennie soon became more serious about entrepreneurship and wanted to take her business to the next level. “I feel like my background in marketing definitely gave me a leg up. I knew I could apply what I learned in corporate America, so I started having virtual events and really thinking outside the box. Attending Convention on my own was my big ‘aha’ moment. I realized I could turn my R+F business into a career for sure, and afterward, I felt even more motivated to work hard.” She put in 20 hours per week, treating her business like a business, determined to start making progress.

As her business grew, Jennie achieved new Milestones that increased her excitement even more. “I was happy with my monthly earnings early on, and everything Rodan + Fields did to help with training resources was brilliant. R+F incentive programs were a big influence on my business — Lead the Way in particular. I was all about the Milestones! I went on a trip to Napa, a leadership retreat to San Francisco, and then ran for Lexus with my Upline leaders.  Angela Rondinella, Jen Tornabene and I became Lexus Achievers together in May 2017!” Jennie just kept going from there, hitting Elite V that month and RFX Circle in November. “I’ve never traveled across the ocean, but I’m doing those things through this Company. These are the experiences I always dreamed of. I have to pinch myself, looking around and realizing this is my life right now.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Jennie Weber at Napa

Jennie on her Napa Premier trip.

A feeling of renewal

Over time, Jennie realized her new R+F business really helped ease the feelings of isolation she struggled with at home. “Before Rodan + Fields, I often felt lonely. It was hard to get out of the house with two children under two. Some days I didn’t even know if I would get to take a shower during the course of a day. I felt like I was going to lose my mind with so little adult interaction. I was considering going back to work, thinking maybe I wasn’t cut out to be a stay-at-home mom. But Rodan + Fields was the solution I was looking for: a way for me to connect with people, earn money, and have something for myself that I enjoyed — while being there to raise my children and make them my first priority.”

“My Rodan + Fields business really helped me not feel so isolated at home. I sometimes say it saved me and got me back to being a happier person. It also helped bolster my confidence! From the start, imposter syndrome has been a big challenge for me. I never thought I would find a ‘job’ I would love this much. I thought I would never turn into a successful business owner. But now, with Rodan + Fields, I really feel like I’ve made it! It’s mind-blowing. With R+F, I was finally excited to wake up every day! I felt excited to go out more, to participate in moms groups, and to network with people to share this opportunity. My business made me happy. It’s so fun for me, and I really needed that!”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Jennie Weber & Family

Jennie, John, and their children.

The Rodan + Fields difference

From Jennie’s perspective, the Rodan + Fields journey has completely transformed her life. “This business was the best of both worlds for me, both as a mom and as a career woman. Financially, it’s helped John take a step back from his demanding career. We’ve relocated, we’ve got our kids in new schools, we bought our dream home, we’re driving around a Lexus, and we’re experiencing bucket list world travel. It’s crazy! I love supporting my family to really enjoy life. And it makes me feel amazing to know I’m showing my kids that women can work hard while being there for their family.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Jennie Weber - Lexus & Team

Jennie at the Lexus party for Team Drive.

Looking forward, Jennie is excited to continue dedicating her efforts to members of Team Drive and continuing to build her organizational volume. “But I also want to have that balance and never miss those important moments with the ones I love most. I sometimes overextend myself so I always have to put it in perspective. But still, I’m really just trying to do more and more things that move me outside my comfort zone. I’m really excited to be leading my first corporate event this year and speaking during a breakout session at Convention. Just jump in and don’t let fear hold you back, no matter your history or how you might feel about yourself in this moment. You’ve just got to jump in and fail forward!”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Jennie Weber & Triple Lexus

Team Drive’s at their Triple Lexus party, May 2017.

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

 

Tell Me More…

What is the next program you are running for? RFX Legacy Circle and Lead the Way Milestone 5

Favorite pet? Zara, my ragdoll kitten

Favorite restaurant? Anywhere I can get a good margarita

Who’s the most influential person in your life? My mom

Favorite song? “Don’t Stop Believing”

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.

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16 responses to “Jennie Weber – Just Jump In”

  1. Ellie Mae Miller says:

    Yes!! Love your story Jennie! So fun meeting you in Maui! Xo

  2. Khalila says:

    You are truly an inspiration!! So glad to be apart of this team!!

  3. Cara says:

    Love this and love being a part of your team! You are an amazing leader!

  4. Chrissy Gagnon says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for introducing me to this business. I am so proud to call you my upline! Everything that you’ve accomplished in just a few short years it everything that I strive to be! Keep on hustling!!!

  5. Amy Simmons says:

    I am so happy for you Jennie! All of your success is so well deserved, and I feel so lucky to be a part of Team Drive and your legacy.

  6. Carla Shanley says:

    It has been so inspiring to watch Jennie build her business and have FUN! The team culture she has created is seriously the best and supportive group ever, and we are all excited to follow in her footsteps… thanks to her phenomenal training!

  7. I LOVE reading your story as I can relate on so many levels!! What amazing accomplishments you have achieved. It inspires me to reach higher! Saying yes to R+F was one of the smartest decisions I’ve made.

  8. I LOVE reading your story as I can relate on so many levels!! What amazing accomplishments you have achieved. It inspires me to reach higher! Thank you for being such a great leader!

  9. Aimee Smith says:

    So proud of our fearless leader, Jennie Weber! Well-deserved, my friend!

  10. Karen Klostreich says:

    This is Great Jennie! You are so inspirational…. YOU GO GIRL!☺️🙌

  11. Annie Delgado says:

    Love it! Well deserved Jennie!

  12. Lisa Delgado says:

    Jennie you are a true leader! I can’t wait to see what’s next for you! I wouldn’t be in this business without you!

  13. Deb Devore says:

    Congratulations, Jennie! You are such an inspiration for the rest of us rocking our R+F business.

  14. jennie says:

    Don’t have regrets.. Take the leap and see what can happen!! #lifechangingskincare

  15. Tanya Shippy says:

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments and thank you for showing so many of us the keys to your success!!

  16. Kate johns says:

    Love your story & perspective! Loved meeting you in Maui!!! 💜💜💜

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