Linda Ray – Up for the Challenge
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Linda Ray

Linda Ray had never even considered being a full-time, stay-at-home mom after twenty-one years of teaching. She loved being a teacher and the rewards that came with shaping young minds. But when a friend introduced her to the Rodan + Fields business opportunity, her first thought was that perhaps it would be a means to pay off her credit card debt without having to dip into her teaching salary. She respected the Company, because having come from a family of medical professionals herself, she knew the Doctors were leaders in the skincare industry. When Linda signed up as an Independent Consultant, she had no idea that within four months she would be matching her teaching salary. In a recent interview, she shared her story of how she achieved such rapid success with a business she began as a side hobby around a full-time job.

“I have always loved the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, so this opportunity sounded right away like it would be a rewarding personal challenge.” After earning her initial investment back within forty-five days of enrolling, then matching her teaching salary and achieving Level V status within five months, she set out to qualify for the Car Incentive Program. She laughs in recounting the day she found out she had actually earned a Lexus a mere eight months after starting her business. “I remember telling my husband I had gotten the Lexus, and he looked at me in complete surprise and said, I think this might actually be a real career!” In the spirit of celebration, Linda began looking at the option of an early retirement. Only ten months after joining the Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant team, she retired from her twenty-one year teaching career and became a full-time, stay-at-home mom for the first time. She now earns four times what she did as a teacher, still only working her business part-time. “I consider my full-time job to be motherhood. I love being able to just enjoy my daughters and I work my Rodan + Fields business around my family.” She shares her advice and method of reaching her level of success with candid enthusiasm.

The Ray girls

The Ray girls

“I have always been the person who sees every challenge as a dangling carrot, and I have to go for it. I love life, and I viewed this business opportunity as a great way to combine my passions for life and facing challenges head-on if I gave it my all.” She gave it her all by using her natural assertiveness, and she says she has always been a very sociable person, which helps a lot with this business. It involves reaching out to people, and that is something she loves to do. “I took massive action right from the beginning to get where I am today. I talked to every single person I knew, and I followed the business plan to the letter.” She attended and organized local events, and enrolled three Consultants within her first month. But in addition to being socially engaged, she is also a goal-oriented person, and that is another crucial factor in her success. “Whenever I achieved one goal, there was also one right after that. I always wanted to take it to the next level.”

Linda and family

Linda and family

Now that she has reached the level of success she is happy with, she has plans for her life that include continuing to grow her business and enjoying a relaxed lifestyle. She appreciates the freedom of not having to answer to anyone, and that she doesn’t have to worry about finances as she grows older. She is also relieved that her children can attend the best colleges and graduate debt-free, which is usually a burden for so many people. Linda’s hope is that other people will join this business and achieve a similar level of success. “I see so many people who worry about not having enough money during retirement, and it creates stress and anxiety. With Rodan + Fields, this worry may be lessened because it offers the opportunity to create residual income.” Leaving behind her teaching career is not a concern for Linda, in part because she will have enough money from her Rodan + Fields business to be worry-free. She doesn’t plan on ever giving up her business, since being an Independent Consultant for her is not like work at all. “I love being a part of this Company, and it’s been wonderful to have my family working it with me. We travel, we form friendships, and make connections with all kinds of people, all over the country. I love how much this business has expanded my horizons, and I truly see it as a life-long adventure.”

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9 responses to “Linda Ray – Up for the Challenge”

  1. Renee Hall says:

    Thank you for sharing your story and congratulations on your success. God bless you and your wonderful family and team:)

  2. I just love your story! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  3. Evaney Priolo says:

    Linda, you have been so inspirational and such a huge help. I am so proud of you and love that we are partners!! I know your future is bright!! Love ya 🙂

  4. Jen Griswold says:

    Linda Ray, I adore you! Loved reading this today!!!

  5. Suzanne Flynn says:

    Great story Linda ! Thanks for sharing !
    Teachers are such an important part in
    Countless children’s lives and deserve so
    much more than they are payed.
    Aren’t you glad you said Yes !!

  6. Amazing story Linda. So inspiring!!

  7. Tammy Krack says:

    Linda,
    What an awesome story!! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on achieving Freedom! 🙂

  8. LOVELY!!! You’re an amazing leader, Linda!
    We have just begun, my friend!!! So looking forward to our future in this business! Thank you for all you do. This TEAM is WONDERFUL!!! Xoxo

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