Here’s what she had to share!
1. How do you manage to balance it all? Do you have any tips for establishing a good work/life balance?
“To be honest some days I still question myself on this hot topic. What I do know for sure and something I learned very early on in motherhood is that if my cup isn’t overflowing I can’t give the love & attention that my children and husband need and deserve.”
Her non-negotionables each day are:
Mel understands first hand that in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s super important to incorporate self-care. “I also treat myself (it’s so necessary for ALL MUMS to do this) to a facial and a remedial massage each month.”
2. Working in network marketing, you’re often working from home, how do you define work from play and manage to shut off from work mode in the evenings?
“This is still a big challenge for me personally. Sunday nights I schedule my week, this always sets me up for success and high productivity. I love selecting a favourite cafe to sit and work at for a 2-3 hour session once or twice per week as I love being out and about. The evenings can be a big challenge as most of my team work full time so our training and team calls happen at night time. I now work these into 2 weeknights and not until 6pm. As soon as I pick the children up from school (ahhh this still overwhelms me that both of my babies are at school this year) I am fully present and attempt not to be on my phone unless I have scheduled call.”
3. What has Isagenix offered you as an individual and how has is supported your already healthy lifestyle?
“Where do I start with this one? It has opened up our world to a whole new way of really LIVING and not just existing. The products themselves are phenomenal and are all backed by outstanding science. It allows me to live a balanced and healthy life without the stress of dieting or going with out certain foods. For me, the personal development and the community and team environment we have is like nothing I’ve experienced in my life.”
4. How did this all begin? Were you originally working an office job? What transformed your career to how it is today? What’s your journey?
“It blows my mind that 4 years ago when I ordered a 30 day system to help me shed the baby weight I gained from having 2 babies within 14 months I NEVER in a MILLION years would have thought it would change my world as much as it has. I was a primary school teacher for 8 years and after falling pregnant with our daughter I honestly knew I wouldn’t return to the classroom once my 12 months maternity leave was up. However as I mentioned above, I found out I was pregnant with our second child when Tilly was just 7 months old so now I was certain that I wouldn’t be going back teaching anytime soon. I dabbled in a few things and even set up my own online interior design business and was also doing the accounts for my husbands fast growing construction company. I was BUSY!! However I wasn’t fulfilled. I clearly remember the day when I had my two absolutely beautiful babies, who are complete miracles, and thinking what next? I was adamant I wasn’t going to send my children off to childcare and me go and teach, that just made me feel sick to the stomach. So when I realised the full potential of what Network Marketing and Isagenix in-particular offered it was a no brainer for me to explore the opportunity. I am so grateful as this industry has allowed me to grow and stretch so much as a woman, mum & wife and has given our family the flexibility we craved.”
5. How is Isagenix different to ‘diets’/fads or other health supplement systems?
“It is a complete wellness system that is completely flexible to suit your own goals and needs. For me, I’ve battled with my weight since as long as I can remember. In fact I recall going on a diet when I was 11 years old. How insane is that? Isagenix is the only system I have found that makes you FEEL amazing, nourishes your body and you don’t have to go without that glass or sometimes bottle of champagne. It’s a true lifestyle that isn’t a fad.”
6. What impact has the Isagenix community had on your individual health journey?
“I know this may sound crazy, but I have met some of my BEST friends on this journey. You are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with and when you up level your environment and surroundings it’s phenomenal to see what happens. Your environment plays such a HUGE part of who you are and I know I want to continue to be an even better powerful thinker and I’m well on my way with this amazing community.”
7. What something you wish you could tell everyone who is curious about the Isagenix system?
“GIVE IT A GO! Just try the system for 30 days and if you don’t feel the benefits send it back and get your money back. Honestly I do laugh when people who don’t think twice about feeding their kids McDonalds and other branded foods all of a sudden become ingredient experts. Put the products in your body and see if it’s for you, you might be pleasantly surprised at how good your body is designed to feel.”
8. What are your top 3 Isagenix products?
9. Your Sunday Routine:
Sunday truly is my most favourite day of the week. But it never used to be that way. Sunday morning we often jump in our golf buggy and head down to Sanctuary Cove and have a coffee or breakfast out and then we will catch up with my parents and sister and her family.
It’s really amazing to have the opportunity to discussant share the lives of people the admire. Especially women who have successfully established themselves in the world of business!
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