What is success?
Is success luxury cars? Is it big houses or fancy boats? Or is success knowing that your family is financially secure, now and for years to come? Knowing that everyday expenses like transportation, food, and healthcare are covered and having the money for investments in your future?
This is the type of success that Valerie was looking for when she joined Kannaway, and it is the kind of success she helps her organization find everyday. Attaining the rank Vice Presidential Director assures Valerie a minimum income guarantee of over $21,000/month and she’s accumulated 700,000 shares of MJNA stock, Kannaway’s parent company.
For Valerie, success is measured in lives touched by her role in Kannaway. As Valerie reaches the rank of Vice Presidential Director, the first female brand ambassador to achieve this rank, she has taken a moment to reflect on how she has reached this level of success and shares with us what her most recent advancement means to her.
“This achievement is all about teamwork, as well as attaining a personal goal that I set for myself. I could not have attained this level of success without the incredible brand ambassadors that are part of the team that’s changing lives day in and day out. It gives me great joy to experience their successes, both physically and financially,” she told us.
Valerie first joined Kannaway in 2015. Brad Tayles reached out to Valerie in August of that year, inviting her, along with her husband, to San Diego to meet the Kannaway team and evaluate the company’s potential.
While at the office, Brad shared the incredible results his wife was experiencing thanks to Kannaway’s hemp oil products. Because Valerie and her husband had worked together with Brad in the past, she knew she could trust him. So on September 1st, less than a month after being approached with Kannaway as an opportunity, Valerie took a leap of faith and signed up as a Brand Ambassador.
Valerie began to research hemp and CBD and after learning of the ‘507 patent, the U.S. government owned patent on cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants, Valerie and her family have made CBD hemp oil an important part of their preventative daily diet.
The family regularly use all Kannaway products, but the Rev!ve line and Premium Hemp Oils are used most often as their dietary supplement of choice, as well as Kannaway’s topical products, like Cannabis Beauty Defined® anti-aging skin care products and our popular CBD salve.
“We have experienced better sleep and higher levels of energy, giving us the focus and clarity necessary to take on the challenges of the day,” she revealed. Now Valerie works to share these benefits and more with those she interacts with everyday.
“As a leader within the company and founding advisory board member, I take the responsibility of setting the corporate culture quite seriously.” Valerie told Kannaway, “One of cooperation, integrity and inclusion, of ‘one’ Kannaway family all striving together for the greater good – helping others physically with our incredible products and financially with our business model.”
But before her success. Before her impressive rank advancements or joining the Kannaway Advisory Board, Valerie took that first step. That first leap of faith to join the Kannaway family. She knew in her heart that Kannaway was something special, and her confidence in the brand, the products, the corporate leadership, and her colleagues allowed her to be “Loud and Proud”, sharing the Kannaway story with everyone she could.
Early on, Valerie took a quote from one of her mentors, Jim Rohn, to heart: “Don’t wish it was easy; wish you were better.” Valerie has always been an advocate of personal development, and this has served her well during the last 17 years as a professional networker and entrepreneur. Asking questions and becoming a good listener to potential customers and prospects, meeting them on their terms and allowing the Kannaway products and opportunity to speak for themselves is another key to building a successful business.
Valerie is extremely active in the Kannaway community, traveling to various markets to help launch and train new teams and celebrating her team’s achievements. One of her favorite ways to support her fellow BAs is at Kannaway regional and national events.
“By attending all Kannaway Red Carpet events and national conferences, we can get a pulse of what the field needs in order to be successful. We hear the testimonials of our colleagues and that helps build belief.” Valerie told us. “One of the greatest things about these events is getting to know one another, learn together, so we can share enthusiastically the Kannaway opportunity.”
Additionally, Valerie hosts weekly training calls for Kannaway brand ambassadors every Saturday, is often a guest speaker on Kannaway’s corporate Wednesday Webinars, and speaks with her leaders on a regular basis. She is also active on social media, using it to educate the community on CBD, celebrate success, and share tips and tools for building a sustaining Kannaway business.
Want to attain the level of success that Valerie has seen in Kannaway? She advises, “Be coachable, commit to daily activity, follow the system (Getting Started Guide) and your upline’s advice – no need to reinvent the wheel. Learn the art of the three way call and never pre-judge.” Valerie also says not to be afraid of rejection: “Embrace the “No’s” as they always lead to a ‘Yes’. Be Loud and Proud!”
Valerie finds it easy to stay inspired as she builds her Kannaway business. A big reason for that inspiration are the ECHO families she has gotten to know. When she met these families, the Kannaway opportunity “went from [her] head to [her] heart.”
She is also proud of how far Kannaway has come since joining: “Supporting the company as we relaunched and expanded our reach nationally and globally and leading the field to the successes we are experiencing has meant a great deal to me.”
How has Valerie celebrated her rank advancement? “Every day is a celebration for me because I love what I do and feel blessed that I’m part of something so huge, part of a movement. I believe we play a big role in history and that this is only the beginning,” she said in our interview. She’ll also be celebrating with her colleagues as she earned a suite on Kannaway’s Innaugral Cruise to Mexico in early October.
Join us today as we honor Valerie and help her mark her recent success. You can also meet Valerie on September 30, 2017 in Long Island, NY at the Kannaway New York Red Carpet Event. Early bird tickets available now and first 100 to register receive a free ECHO Connection Change-A-Life T-Shirt!
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