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!
Granddaughter of JAFRA’s founders, Jan and Frank Day, Estel has more than 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. Through her brand, MARK AND ESTEL, she designs custom bespoke fashion for some of today’s most stylish fashionistas including Lady Gaga, Kendall Jenner, and Kelly Osbourne. Her vast experience on the fashion runway, fashion photoshoots, designing for celebrities and growing up as a JAFRA Baby with Jan and Frank in Malibu gives her a unique perspective on beauty, style, high-fashion, and our JAFRA founders!


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