Saturday, 15 October 2016

How To Be A Rich Happy Couple

Meet our Inspiring Power Couple

Not every couple can maintain a happy marriage and a thriving business together, but Mexican-duo Diana and Juan Pa are proof that it’s more than possible. We spoke to them regarding their professional and personal dreams (and all the fun they have along the way).

What’s it like running an Oriflame business as a couple?
Running the business as a couple has been a blessing. We complement one another, which allows us to do things that we wouldn’t have been able to achieve as individuals. We both have different ideas, goals, focuses and strategies. The challenge is to agree and draw on a vision together. Undoubtedly our business has grown because we built it as a pair. It’s very rewarding to work as a couple, to live and experiment in ways that few marriages can. Oriflame has allowed us to be partners in our own business as well as partners in life.

Describe a typical day in your lives.
One of the best things about starting a business with Oriflame is that you don’t live “typical days;” your life is never routine. Every day is a choice; what you want for yourself, for your family and for your business. There really isn’t a fixed schedule for you to wake up to.

However, if you want to grow your business correctly, it’s very important to be clear about what your day-to-day should look like. Be clear about what you want to achieve and divide it into daily actions. You choose and organise, setting the speed at which you want to grow.
“It’s very rewarding to work as a couple, to live and experiment in ways that few marriages can...”

What do you love most about your job?
Both of us love two aspects: The power to make our own decisions and the possibility that Oriflame gives to positively impact other peoples’ lives.

What do you do in your spare time?
Recently, we’ve been focusing on the arrival of our first baby. We’ve been to courses, done pregnancy exercises, spent time choosing her crib and the details of her room; it’s all been very stress-free so we’re ready for her arrival.

You’ve travelled around the world with Oriflame – where’s your favourite place you’ve been?
Singapore, definitely! We went to Asia for our honeymoon and loved it, so the fact that Oriflame planned a trip there was incredible. Plus, the hotel that they chose was the best one in the city!

What’s attending an Oriflame conference like?
For us, Oriflame conferences have been crucial for our business. In fact, it was at our first Oriflame conference that we decided to work together as a couple. Each trip clarifies the way that we want to work moving forward, because we’ve met such inspiring people and to see their growth motivates us. At a conference, you’re meeting people just like you who are achieving success and fulfilling their dreams! On top of that, the trips are very luxurious. You spend extraordinary days and live out experiences that expand your horizons and make you see the potential of your business – it’s like a bubble of positive and happy people!

You’re known for inspiring your network to realise their dreams – what was your dream when you started out? Has it changed along the way?
Having a business with Oriflame means that you dare to dream of a life that’s better than the one you could have imagined.

It all started when I was a student. Then, my dream was to make a steady income. After that it was to buy my first car (I bought a Mazda in 2010). Then it was about having a dream wedding and honeymoon, which came true in 2013! Juan Pa’s dream was to own a Mercedes; in fact, he has one now. Today, we dream about having the house we’ve always wanted, we’re focusing on making that happen. Thanks to our Oriflame business we’ve been able to enjoy a much better life, all whilst having the freedom to have the lifestyle we love.
Words by: Photographs by: Arturo Sotelo

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