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November 2011 - Ali Box
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I always remind myself that the most successful people have always faced adversity and been challenged on trying new things, says Ali Box
, successful entrepreneur.
Ali is an RFx Circle Leader, Independent Consultant, and 2011 Hall of Fame Member, for the Proactive products of Rodan and Fields Dermatologists.
This means she
has won the bonus Lexus, earns a mid-six figure income and leads a team, all originating with a part time job.
This all began with knowing her
Essential to career climbing are well executed steps towards an overall goal, says Ali
team begin with poster boards, cutting and pasting images and any media that shows the Why.
Achieving the goals requires finding a system that works for you, says Ali
What works for others may not work for you.
Ali's system involves a different color folder for each month holding her
Once accomplished, the folder is filed away.
Goals not accomplished are moved to the following month's folder for attention.
The overall goal should be something that is important to you, says Ali
Ali attended the University of Tennessee where she obtained her Bachelor's in Consumer Sciences Management as well as a BS in Interior Design with a Minor in Business Administration.
"I attended college right after high school.
This was understood, not up for conversation."
Armed with her
college degree, she
was hired in the pharmaceutical industry.
"Being a young and attractive female, I was automatically put in a stereotype by the male physicians," says Ali
had to show she
could bring knowledge to the table.
You have to push on through when times got tough, says Ali
Knowing it was important to professionally make her
read books on carrying herself, presenting and leadership.
This self-training developed skills that have played into her
job in the pharmaceutical industry to focus her
time on her
two young children.
During those four years off from paid work, Ali
still had a "drive and desire to do something.
Having had a career, then taking the time to be at home
a new perspective.
"Children change you, your whole mind set.
Leadership involves drawing on life skills.
business as a brick and mortar business, even though she
works from home, has been instrumental to Ali's success.
defines a brick and mortar business as a place of business where one works as though their virtual part time job is their full time job in an office where 100% focus is given.
involvement in direct sales with a couple hours a day at home with the remainder of the day devoted to raising her
However, those two hours were treated like a brick and mortar business.
approached those two hours with full determination.
comportment was not that of a business she
is doing on the side but a business she
is running fully engaged.
Two people who have guided and given insight to Ali
in climbing her pink ladder are her husband David and Bobbie Silva, her regional director.
Financial rewards are good but personal rewards feel so much better, says Ali