Taryn Monti – Believing in Herself
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Taryn Monti and her husband both enjoyed their varied careers in education — Taryn as a high school family and consumer science teacher, and Colton as an administrator. However, when they began having children, the couple realized they were looking for a different kind of life. “I was a happy teacher with my master’s in education, so I felt blessed to find a part-time job at our local community college after I got pregnant with our first daughter. But I wanted to be home with my little girl; I wanted to be the one to raise my babies. It just wasn’t financially feasible.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Taryn Monti

Seeing the vision

Later, when the Monti family had two children under two, Taryn heard about Rodan + Fields for the first time. “Tai Kopczynski, a friend from school, invited me to a call with her Upline, Mallory Garschnick. When Mallory mentioned she was able to walk away from her career in dentistry and pursue R+F full-time, I was amazed and determined to do the same thing with my career. I went home and talked with my husband, who unfortunately didn’t share my excitement. Regardless, I knew I had to do this. I jumped in with the biggest business kit and told him to give me 60 days. In the nicest way possible, I was determined to prove him wrong!”

Starting in October 2012, Taryn put in at least 10 hours per week into her new Rodan + Fields business. She worked tirelessly to meet her initial goals as a business owner. “From the very beginning, I worked really hard, truly fitting it in when I could around my job at the college and around my kiddos. I was able to fully make back my investment in those 60 days, so you better believe I did not return my business kit!”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Taryn Monti. & Blair Donovan

Taryn Monti and Blair Donovan: best friend, business partner, and power partner.

Confidence and momentum

Over the next eleven months, Taryn fought through self-doubt, focused on growing her team, and finally achieved Level V. “That was a key point in my business when I actually realized I can do this. That was my ‘aha moment’, and everything exploded from there. After working my R+F business very hard for a two and a half years, we became Lexus Achievers. I was on maternity leave with my third baby at the time, and right after we locked up Lexus I was able to completely step away from education. I have no plans to ever return to the classroom and our business is flourishing.”

“Best of all, my husband is now my biggest cheerleader, fan, and support in this business. It took him a while, but the turning point was the Premier Level V trip. When we toured the Home Office, he was amazed at seeing what this Company was really about and what we’re going to do. After coming home from that trip in July 2017, the following year was full of growth for us. That trip was a huge turning point for our business. It’s been so awesome to see a lot of our team members achieving their goals as well!”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Taryn Monti & Family

Taryn with her husband Colton, sons Cooper and Cason, and daughter Brooklyn.

A community of mutual support

Since leaving her career in education, Taryn structures her days as an entrepreneur differently. “Now I’m putting in upwards of 15 to 20 hours a week. I get to spend time working with Team Believe, investing in them, and helping them run for their goals. I get to show them that if we aren’t happy with what we’re doing, there is a Plan B. I never thought it would be Rodan + Fields, and I never dreamt of selling skincare, but I do believe this opportunity was put into my life to be a vehicle for change. Being able to empower others by sharing what this opportunity has done for my family has been so incredible.”

Taryn is also thankful for the comfort and support she’s received from the R+F community. “From the very beginning I wanted to be successful with this because I knew what it offered my family, but at the same time I doubted myself and I let that fear of failure take over. You really need a support group, and I think the beauty of this business is the friendships and the camaraderie. I couldn’t have come this far without my incredible Team Believe. Some of my very best friends are doing this business alongside me. They help push me and pour into me, and the belief they have in me is so inspiring. Seeing how this business is blessing their lives is such a good reminder that it’s really not about me. It’s about being excited for them and supporting them.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Taryn Monti in Palm Springs

Taryn and top leaders in Palm Springs, CA, at the Team Believe Leadership Retreat in May, 2018.

Believing in her future

Originally, Taryn’s goal was to walk away from teaching — but now she and Colton are dreaming so much bigger. “This business is empowering us to work toward being debt free. It’s also allowing us to give back so much more, and personally, I think that’s the crucial thing. We’re able to save more, we’re able to do more, but we’re ultimately able to give more. It’s really important to Colton and I that we invest more in our kids, taking them on volunteer trips and helping them understand how truly fortunate we are. I also hope that one day he’ll have the option to walk away from education if he chooses to. We know that big things are yet to come.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Taryn Monti & Lexus

Taryn Monti and Team Believe at her Lexus Celebration in August 2017, in Selah, WA.

“My life has forever been blessed because of Rodan + Fields, and my goal is to inspire confidence in all the other individuals who are thinking about trying this business. I know it gets tough, and that this journey isn’t always roses — but my R+F business has truly blessed our lives tenfold. It’s allowed us to dream bigger, knowing there’s a bigger plan for our lives than we thought. Believe in yourself and just do it.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Taryn Monti & Team

Taryn and team members before a corporate event in Bellevue, WA.

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


Tell Me More…

What one word do you most relate to? Energetic

Have there been any especially significant people in your R+F journey? Mallory Hope, Jessica Edwards, Cindy Santi, Blair Donovan, and my husband and partner Colton Monti.

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

What is the next Program you are running for? Elite V Circle


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