At myBeeHyve, we love celebrating the successes of members of our incredible community! In order to do that, we created the 'Bee of the Month' program to spotlight outstanding members of our community and share their stories with you.
We'd like to introduce you to our January 2018 Bee of the Month -- Robbie Hardy! Robbie is an Independent Consultant with Rodan + Fields, the #1 Premium Skincare brand in the US (2016).
Get to know Robbie with us, and learn more about her incredible skincare business.
Why did you decide to go into business for yourself?
"Anyone who knows knows me, knows that I am very passionate about inspiring and empowering women. For many years my focus has been on mentoring and building self-esteem/self confidence from within each woman. I NEVER imagined myself representing a skincare line and there are still times, I think WHY am I doing this, then I look in the mirror at my results and also look at my colleagues and am quickly reminded as to why. It does just what every woman needs, builds self-confidence and self-esteem. So for me to able to empower women from the outside as well as the inside, it is the perfect combination.
I am also very pleased with the income potential of this business. I did not get into this for the money, but the money is excellent. It's fun and incredibly collaborative and you meet some of the most interesting people that you would probably otherwise not meet.
I have been an entrepreneur for a zillion years and so I cannot imagine doing anything else.”
What are the biggest challenges you face today?
"I think this business model is very exciting. I was at the R+F convention in Las Vegas last October and its was truly incredible for me to sit among ~14,000 (mostly women) CEOs who each had their own business, from $200/month to $100K+/month all sitting together exchanging ideas and solutions -- it was AMAZING. I love what this business model has done for so many women. I just want to bottle it up and take it to other businesses, but it really does not work that way. This business is so powerful because of the doctors, the products and the relationship between corporate and the consultants. It's just not repeatable, yet SOOOOO inspiring."
What inspires you, and why?
"I must admit I am inspired from within to help women become financially independent and self confident. It is almost a calling."
The secret to a strong business is...
"FOCUS and Consistency!"
What is the best advice you ever received?
"Listen very closely to what you say to yourself everyday. It really has an impact on who you are, what you do, and how successful you are in life."
How has myBeeHyve helped you with your business?
"All my sticky notes, spreadsheets, notes, and lists are all GONE – now I work strictly from my myBeeHyve. My follow-ups are right in front of me every morning, and I see my goals, when I reach them, and when I don’t. I can customize the application with fields that work for me -- and the little tech tips and business tips are a nice plus! I am very impressed -- and I am a software entrepreneur that can be pretty critical and picky! I think this is a home run."
Do you have any advice for people interested in starting their own business?
"You need passion and a real belief in what you doing, because the highs are high, and the lows are low. Remember it is YOUR business, so it is completely and totally up to you if you work it or not. It might take 7 days a week or it might only take 7 minutes a day but make whatever it takes count."
Thanks for joining us to meet Robbie! We loved getting to chat with her to find out how she is building her exciting business with Rodan + Fields and myBeeHyve. Check out more about her products online at https://robbiehardy.myrandf.com/.