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Jennifer Peyerl – Trusting Her Instincts

Posted by on Thursday, June 8th, 2017

When the time is right for change, we can feel it in our bones. For fourteen years, Jennifer Peyerl worked as a high school counselor. She was grateful for a career where she could genuinely help people work through their problems, but a few years ago her job satisfaction began to wane. She had always been ambitious, keen to grow and challenge herself, but over time she had reached a point where she felt there really wasn’t any more room for change or development in her career. Added to that, she says, was the concern that she was missing out on time with her young family. “I realized that I was investing more time into helping hundreds of high-schoolers than my own three kids.” So, after much deliberation, she finally decided it was time to step away from her career and become a stay-at-home mom.

R+F Consultant Jennifer Peyerl headshot

A hunger for a new challenge

Being at home for her children was wonderful, but Jennifer’s ambitious spirit sought something more. So she became, as she puts it, a “professional volunteer.” She helped out at her children’s schools, at her church, and even became a member of the local school board. For a year she kept herself busy with volunteer work, but by August 2015, realized that she was still not fulfilled. She felt like her skills weren’t put to their full use. “So many tools in my toolbox were underutilized. It was coming to the end of the summer and I knew that when the kids went back to school I would have more free time on my hands, and I wanted a new challenge.”

At that moment an opportunity dropped right into her lap. Her friend Alison Medeck had just started her own business with Rodan + Fields, and suggested that Jennifer jump on a call with another Consultant to get a taste of what the business had to offer. Jennifer was immediately impressed. “On that call I heard so much opportunity and possibility. I knew right then that it was for me and that I was up to the challenge.” As soon as she hung up, she told her husband that she was starting a new skincare business, and the very next day Jennifer signed up as an Independent Consultant.

Peter is Jennifer's biggest supporter and always reminds her that she is capable of more.

Peter is Jennifer’s biggest supporter and always reminds her that she is capable of more.

Overcoming initial obstacles

Jennifer hit the ground running, sharing the products with everyone in her network, and within three months had reached Level III EC. Working 10 hours per week, Jennifer was surprised by how easily she was able to build her business. But then, out of the blue, she hit a wall. “For the next six months, it was really hard. My business stopped growing, and I felt like I had used up all my resources. I began to doubt myself, something that is not normal for me.” So in June of 2016, ten months after starting her R+F journey, Jennifer took matters into her own hands. “I re-examined the situation, and questioned what had gone wrong. And I realized that I hadn’t been trusting my own instincts enough.” She had stopped believing in her own authentic and effective style, and had inadvertently changed her method over time, and in doing so had lost her personal touch. “So from then on in, I vowed to get out there and be myself, to do it my way.”

Jennifer celebrating her first Convention with team members. The beginning of many dreams coming true.

Jennifer celebrating her first Convention with team members. The beginning of many dreams coming true.

Jennifer knew that her great strength was in face-to-face contact with people, so she set out to build her network locally, meeting people in person. She increased her office hours and refocused her work, and that month she went from Level II to Level V. With her skills in personal communication, Jennifer built a largely local team, with whom she now meets as regularly as possible for business meetings and training sessions. She named her team Team Dream, as their communal goal is to help each other achieve their ideal lifestyles. And what makes Jennifer most happy is the fact that she is able to put her years of experience educating, training, and counseling to good use in her new career.

Jennifer loves how her business allows her to have a greater balance with her profession and her family life.

Jennifer loves how her business allows her to have a greater balance with her profession and her family life.

Coming out on top

“I love working with my team, empowering them, and helping them achieve what they want from life,” Jennifer enthuses. She also notes that her empathy and willingness to listen to people have been incredibly helpful with her Customer relationships. “Rather than simply advising people what they need or what products they should use, it is so important to listen to people. Ultimately, it’s all about them.” She is happy to say that her career drive has been totally rejuvenated. “Before, I was settling for comfortable. Now I am challenged in a new way daily. I am pushing myself, and I am taking charge of my future, and I love that.”

 

Tell Me More…

Favorite song? What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.

Favorite holiday tradition? That’s hard… I love all the holidays! Particularly the time together and moments shared with family.

What’s your biggest quirk? Negative moment or positive moment, I love leaving people with a smile.

What is the best business advice you were given? “Love what you do and do what you love” and the advice I love to give is “make it your style, be true to you.”

What is your best R+F team memory? The afternoon that our team reached Level V. The team and I came together and cheered each other on. It was so rewarding and exciting, and a real turning point in my business.

 

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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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One Response to “Jennifer Peyerl – Trusting Her Instincts”

  1. This is an amazing and motivating story.
    I appreciate you sharing, and will remember…..
    to make it my style, and be true to me.

    Can’t wait to get to Level V. Gotta get to Level 1 first though.

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