I am French, but I have been living in Barcelona for the past 10 years.
The first time I heard about Nu Skin was in France, during my holidays at my parents place, because they had been presented with the opportunity some time before and they thought it would be perfect for me. So, after a few sleepless nights due to the excitement, I devoted my summer to investigating all I could about the company, the market, the industry and... do you know what? All I found was too good to be true, everything was positive. It motivated me, seeing that I could develop an international business with no borders, in an American company with a rewarding compensation plan and based on merit. And yes, it's true that it sounded too much like the "American dream", but deep inside I had been waiting for something like this to happen in my life.
At that time, I was working in marketing in a leading company in its industry, and even though I was good there, I was aware that I had reached my limit, it didn't matter how much effort I put into it, there was no way of growing professionally. And with the sweeping force of the crisis in Spain, I saw all my illusions and my ambitions gradually disappearing.
So, taking all this into account, I decided without hesitation to embark on this wonderful adventure.
I started with an unstoppable excitement and unbreakable determination, which made me capable of overcoming the first obstacle I found on my way: a somewhat limited contact list in Barcelona.
I told myself all the time: nobody succeeds without challenges. So, with hard work, perseverance and determination, I was reaching the objectives I was setting myself and I was achieving them faster than I thought I would, and I saw how all my efforts were rewarded and recognised. I became Ruby in the first year, right after attending the Nu Skin Convention in Budapest, which was incredible and meant a turning point for me. My Ruby Trip was postponed for the following year due to the arrival of my son, Marco. In the meantime, I could stabilise my organisation and become an Emerald. Not long after the Ruby Trip, and with renewed strength, I became a Diamond.
The list of wonderful things that have happened to me since I'm with Nu Skin has changed my life. I've met a lot of amazing people, I am free to travel and have enough time to enjoy my family.
I am lucky enough to have an upline of people who motivate and inspire me constantly (Vanessa, Cecilia, Marga, Paz, Maite and Lars). At the same time, I have a team of wonderful people whom I really admire, and I am lucky to be able to call them friends. Guiding them so they work aligned with the objectives and incentives of the company, helping them achieve their goals and seeing them grow is the most rewarding for me.
When in my previous position it seemed that the opportunities were very scarce, even non-existent, one day Nu Skin appeared on my way and it was the best of opportunities. I knew the value that it could represent for me and for the thousands of people that I want to have in my organisation.
In the three and a half years that I have been here, I have learnt that if you work with determination and perseverance, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. You have to believe in yourself and don't have boundaries, because with Nu Skin there are no boundaries, no limit and no ceiling.
My objective for 2015 is doubling my organisation, getting the EMEA Stellar Bonus, the trip to Miami and become a stable Blue Diamond. And of course, keep having a positive impact in the lives of others.
Finally, I want to thank my parents for their constant support and for believing so much in me, and my partner for always being by my side and value everything I do.