We are the Jan Days of the Future

My Grandmother left a Legacy

My grandmother Jan Day made history. It was her dream to teach others how to be as successful as she was and to replicate herself in others. This was the concept of JAFRA. From a small one-bedroom apartment, she and my grandfather dreamed of a company that would embrace all people who wanted success and had the will to transform their lives. From that dream, my grandmother became the first JAFRA Consultant and started to teach others how to be the best versions of themselves. She taught hundreds of women how to find success like she did. Today those hundreds of women have turned into hundreds of thousands of women!

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My grandmother Jan Day left a legacy. That legacy is the concept of JAFRA. Today I am honored to share the journey with those women who were trained by my grandmother in the early days of JAFRA. During my lifetime I have watched these women create a legacy of their own and pass their own JAFRA Legacy on to hundreds and sometimes thousands of women. I am equally as honored to join these women and be a Jan Day of The Future, myself! I was born into a beautiful legacy and consider this legacy a gift. When I inspire someone to better their life or give somebody hope to transform their life, I feel like I am helping to continue the dream of my grandmother!
 
What thrills me more than anything is when I meet JAFRA Consultants who are the daughters or sons of those women who were trained by my grandmother. To pass the gift of JAFRA down to your own family is truly one of the greatest gifts of all. I received this gift myself!
 
Growing up as a young girl I admired my grandmother like she was a rock star or superhero. I know that the children and grandchildren of JAFRA Consultants feel the same way about them! To have such an amazing example for a grandparent or parent is the greatest gift a JAFRA Consultant can give their family.

Achieve Larger than Life Dreams!

Limitations Are Only In Your Mind

 

My grandfather, Frank Day, used to tell me, “if you aren’t faced with challenges, you aren’t growing.” This always resonated in times when I was required to be superhuman, defy all limits, and overcome challenges which seemed nearly impossible. This is especially true when trying to achieve larger than life dreams and setting extremely high goals for yourself, which my grandmother, Jan Day, advocated for everyone on a daily basis! My grandmother believed that everyone had the right to reach any goal without limit. She also believed when you do the right thing for the right reason, wonderful blessings will come your way.
 
When pursuing that path, you must believe in yourself 100% to reach unlimited heights. There will be setbacks, failures, and challenges along the way. The most successful people in life had to fail several times before finding success. The key to success is to keep going after unsuccessful attempts. This differentiates a leader. A leader knows that every failure is one step closer to success! 
 
This has also been true on my own journey. One of my ultimate dreams was to once again make my grandparents’ house in Malibu a place dedicated to JAFRA consultants. During my grandparents’ lifetime, their home not only became JAFRA’s headquarters for the first 20 years of the company, but after JAFRA moved into the Westlake offices, it became a home away from home for JAFRA Consultants around the world. This was part of my grandmother’s dream and she knew this was the right thing to do for the right reason. It is part of JAFRA’s history and legacy. In my late 20’s, I embarked on a 10-year battle to save my grandparents’ house to make this possible again.
 
One of the hardest challenges I faced was that none of the top lawyers I hired thought it was possible. When a trusted professional tells you your dream is impossible, you can start to doubt yourself. So, what did I do? I persevered regardless, because I knew I was doing the right thing, and after 10 years I finally succeeded in getting the house. It turned out that JAFRA leadership shared my dream, and as partners, we were able to open the house to all of you.
 
When we have larger than life dreams which nobody else believes in, it’s very tempting to give up. In these times we must remember my grandfather’s wise words. Being faced with challenges means that we are growing, defying, pioneering new paths, and that we are changing the course of history. We must meet challenges with open arms, find new ways to break through, and always believe in ourselves. If we embrace this struggle and defy the odds rather than let them discourage us, and if we are dedicated to the right cause, we will emerge stronger, smarter, and one step closer to achieving our greatest dreams!
 

2020: The Year To Renew Ourselves!

What are your New Year's Resolutions?

I just love the turn of a new year! After vacation and downtime during the holidays… every year gives us a fresh start to reinvent ourselves and get closer to becoming the ultimate person we want to be! What are your New Year's resolutions? Who will the new you be?
 
This is a wonderful time to write down new goals, envision new horizons, and raise the bar! I grew up with my grandmother Jan Day who believed that everyone had the right to reach any goal without limit. This has always been one of my favorite quotes by her because it makes me question “what ARE my limits”? We all place limits on ourselves consciously and subconsciously. Every year I try to refocus and raise the bar for myself, letting go of old beliefs which hold me back and reinforcing new ones which will lift me to new heights.
 
One of the best ways to get rid of old unfavorable habits is to direct ourselves into new experiences. Sometimes “new” feels uncomfortable but “new” always evokes change and opportunities. Every year I remind myself of this and write down experiences that I would like to have, goals I would like to reach, and mountains I would like to climb, metaphorically speaking! Years ago I read a book, “Write It Down and Make It Happen”. Ever since, I started writing down my goals and wishes in a journal. Writing down new goals has a magical effect, it makes ideas more tangible, and in essence it is the first step to making it happen! One of my favorite parts about doing this exercise is going through old pages in my journals years later and having a sense of pride when most of the dreams on my list that seemed impossible at the time... actually came true because I kept pursuing them more and more each year. 
 
Moving on into 2020 let's remember who we are, where we are going, and most of all, let's climb higher than we ever have before. After all, we all have that right, let’s use it!
 

What Fuels Your Success?

There is a Reason Successful People are Successful.

There is a reason successful people are successful. They are fueled by an underlying drive to keep going, to push through the hard times and stay on their path. Most successful people have failed multiple times before they succeeded.

My grandparents wanted to create a better life for their daughter (my mom), Janna. They were living in a one-bedroom apartment, barely making ends meet, when my mom was born. When they started JAFRA, the drive to provide her with a life filled with opportunities kept them going through the hard times. My grandmother once told me the story of the first original JAFRA Makeup Kit, which they had painstakingly assembled the funds to produce. On the way to their first JAFRA Party, they were backing the car out of the driveway when they suddenly heard a loud crunch sound. They jumped out of the car and realized that in the frenzy and excitement of beginning the new venture, a terrible oversight had occurred. They had forgotten to move the Kit from behind the car to the trunk and had just run over and crushed the only kit in existence at that time. Can you imagine how discouraged they must have felt? Many people would have probably looked at this as an “omen” or a “sign” that they should stop pursuing this dream. Not Jan and Frank! They had a daughter that they needed to raise and they wanted her to have the best life they could give her! There was no stopping them. They began again and again saved enough money to make another First JAFRA Kit, and they were finally able to move ahead and have their very first JAFRA Party!

As success unfolds, other passions may start to fuel your “success fire.” After my grandmother found success in JAFRA and was able to provide a better life for her daughter, her new passion became showing other women how to do it! She had the burning desire to share with the world and help as many people as she could. The rest is JAFRA history!

As we enter the new year, let us always honor our passion for achieving success, refocus ourselves, quiet our mind, and feel our inner power propelling us forward. One of my favorite quotes by Sarah Jakes Roberts is “The vision is bigger than the struggle.” Nothing can stop you on your path to success! Let’s make this year our best yet!
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