Jill Prescott – Decide Who You Want to Be
Posted by Rodan + Fields on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Jill Prescott grew up during a time when most assumed that men would become the doctors and dentists, while women would take on the roles of nurses and assistants. She realized that society had influenced her decision to pursue a career as a dental hygienist. She loved her job, but she sometimes wondered if she was selling herself short. Years later, when presented with the opportunity to start her own business, Jill jumped at the chance to try something new and help improve her family’s financial situation. By stepping into the role of CEO and building her own successful business, Jill realized that she was capable of conquering whatever she decided to take on.
A cavity in the plan
A dental hygienist for four decades, Jill worked full-time while raising her three, now grown, sons. Once they finished college and moved out, Jill and her husband, Ricky, started preparing for retirement. However, when the recession hit in 2008, Ricky’s construction business suffered. “During that time, we used up our savings trying to keep the business afloat. It was scary watching many of our friends in the construction industry go bankrupt.”
In March of 2011, an acquaintance invited Jill to a Rodan + Fields® business launch. “I went to be polite, but I was blown away by the presentation. Coming from a professional career, I recognized the Doctors’ credibility and could see myself recommending clinically-proven products to my network. I saw the business as a possible way out of the financial situation we were in.”
Filling in the gap
A few days later, Jill enrolled as an Independent Consultant. When her business kit arrived, she began using the REVERSE Regimen to help lighten the dark spots she’d had for years. “I’d tried laser treatments and prescription medications, but nothing worked. So, I wore a lot of makeup to cover them up.” Within four months, Jill’s skin had a more even, youthful-looking complexion and she is now foundation-free. “I look better at 60 than I did at 50!”
Jill started working her business about eight hours a week, around her full-time job and managing the books for the construction business. In July of 2011, she achieved Level V Title status and the additional income allowed her and Ricky to catch up on their financial obligations. “We now have way more in our retirement savings than we ever planned to have at this point in our lives.”
Strengthening the roots
In March of 2012, Jill matched her dental hygienist income and began reducing her hours to part-time. “It was perfect timing because I’d reached a point in my career where the work was putting physical stress on my body. I still work two days a month, but only because I love my patients and am not ready to fully retire.” Two years ago, working 20 to 30 hours a week, Jill achieved Elite V and her income enabled Ricky to work fewer hours. “There was a time when retirement looked very bleak for us. I wasn’t looking forward to living on the fixed income, but now that we’ve paid off our mortgage (15 years early!) and our debt, I’m confident that we’ll be able to provide for ourselves as we get older and afford the life we want to live.”
Jill is grateful that her business gives her the freedom to put her priorities first. “Last year, my mother-in-law passed away and, during that time, I wasn’t able to focus on my business as much, but because of the foundation I’d built, my income continued to grow. It gives me a sense of peace knowing that I have control over my earning potential. I’d never experienced that before—I was always trading time for money and, being capped with my salary, there was no opportunity to earn more.”
Brighter and more polished
Jill loves that her business has empowered her to reinvent herself. “I had no idea this would feed the inner me that had started to fade over time, but now I feel rejuvenated and know that I can accomplish whatever I set my mind to. The more I step out of my comfort zone, the more I learn about myself, and I love the person I’m becoming. I’m constantly rediscovering who I am and that is something no one can give you, it’s something you have to find within.”
Jill’s business has enriched her life by bringing new relationships into her life. “My little world has expanded beyond my small town, and I’ve met some incredibly motivating people who have inspired me to be a better person.” Jill also enjoys collaborating with her teammates and helping them achieve their goals. “Working with like-minded people toward a common goal is so empowering and rewarding, and the positive atmosphere that is prevalent in this Company is contagious.”
Jill’s business invigorates and inspires her to be the person she wants to be. “I just turned 60, but I feel so much younger, and I’m more confident than I’ve been in years. My business encouraged me to explore aspects of myself that I hadn’t used in years and it gave me the chance to show myself that I’m capable of more than I thought. And it’s nice to know that my sons and my husband are watching my success—I think it’s opened their minds to what’s possible for their own lives. This experience has really shown me that age and circumstances don’t matter—if you want to change something about your life, you just have to make the decision and do it.”
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