How MOXIE Beauty Care was born

How MOXIE Beauty Care was born

Maddie Van Fleet
Hi everyone! So this is a story I want to share on why I got started with Moxie Beauty Care and joined Nu Skin Enterprises  approximately 1 year ago today. Happy soon-to-be anniversary to me! 
My name is Maddie and I am a Mom of 2 kids and a wife to a very hard working  business man named Dave. We have been together for over 20 years. Dave and I have always had to do everything ourselves from the time we were kids to even now. Both sets of our parents don’t live anywhere near us and we have family who goes separate ways for each own so that has molded Dave and I to be the parents we are today. We aren’t perfect but we sure do love our kids and do for them the best we can. We want to make sure our kids make an impact in this world and live life to its full purpose. 
So before Morgan was born, I was not given the opportunity to go to college like kids my age were. I was already living in my own apartment in high school and working 3 jobs just to eat and keep a roof over my head AND I did manage to graduate on time from high school ( yes I did that CO of 97 ) . I had a few roommates and a boyfriend who had amazing parents who praised me for being so determined and Ambitious all the time. His Mom was a social worker and she said she had never seen so much drive in a young lady as she has seen on me and knew although I was feisty and short fused at times, however convinced I would be ok someday and really make something of myself. She may have been right ! I’ve always had this determination to do what I feel burning inside is the right thing to do. I get so misunderstood sometimes because of it. I am passionate and can be mouthy but it all comes from what I feel inside. I have always had this drive to push myself to be the best I can be, not be the best cause everyone else wants to be in a competing way but the best I can be and to always keep trying and don’t stop believing in yourself ever! Do you get what I mean here? This is huge !! Knowing what it takes to have drive it not something you can teach. It’s a fire that burns inside of you! I call that MOXIE! Yes I will explain why Moxie later on ❤
So my entire life has been based around that ( unknown ). Recently when I dug deep to brand myself I thought real hard what I could do. I went to do something with pineapples at first  cause work i love them , who doesn’t ! Well that didn’t feel entirely right or what I was searching for exactly. It wasn’t until after I got home from summer vacation last year and started to ask a friend about what she was doing with than toothpaste and I said to myself “ There is no way she is making money selling toothpaste and lipstick  on Facebook “ LOL no way is that possible ! 😄 Well I pondered this thought and then saw her always making posts about it so I took a leap and purchased a tube and a POWERlips and tried it and weeks later joined her team. I persuaded her a few times asking to join  and consistently asked about it and when I did finally sign up, I rocked it the first few months . Well then Facebook changed it whole entire Algorithm and the way that they share this on Facebook. It slowed me down . I had to think what I could do and not quit just because Facebook made changes . I had to adjust ! I started to realize it was almost like I had light bulb 💡 go off in my mind that I am actually good at talking to people, face to face  and it comes natural, I’ve found exactly where I am meant to be, FINALLY!!!!  Also let me add in here I had a career as an underwriter in the mortgage business I had to give up to care for Morgan (she was a very sick preemie) I've had to care of her first and the corporate world doesn’t care !!! I’ve been dismissed, fired and frowned upon as a Mother and a stay at home Mom for many years. This society treats women in SOME corporate worlds like they don’t matter. I was so tired of getting looks for having to care for a child with multiple disabilities ( which is illegal by the way ) and I was tired of managers and business owners walking all over me and treating me like a I was a garbage after calling in sick to care for a child who needed it, so I did finally take matters into my own hands. So I had a talk with my husband and we committed to go for it!!!  We know Nu Skin is MLM and we are 100% ok with that. You see Dave and I both come from a sales background and we have the mentality to understand what MLM is. We don’t pay attention to the stigma that’s created out there because we are the few who have an open mind to this. We knew right away it was going to be hard, but he encouraged me to go for it. I tool the bull by its horns and started doing what I dreamed of. 
I approached a few people in our up-line and specifically one lady who is a mentor to me and and I pushed aggressively to be taught more. I am honored to have some of the most amazing top Elites in the business and Blue Diamond leaders who give me one of one training weekly, who meet with me and share ideas and collaborate with different ways to share Nu Skin and give me 100% support at all times of the day, she also helps me with a business road map to success and most importantly believes in me and has recognized this DRIVE! They have also helped me grow and give the support I will need to duplicate to my team as well. This is huge ! Not a lot of leaders out there do this these days. Not only do I have these local leaders near me, I have online training almost daily with a top elite in our company as well. 
So basically where I came up with the name Moxie Beauty Care is kind of funny! My husband and best friend, Sarah and I we’re having a conversation about my personality and Sarah made a comment about what they used to call me in the deans office in high school - it was Smiley Riley and my husband said who called you that? I said Mr. Moxie, he loved me, always thought I was all smiles and grit even though deep down I was struggling . We laughed for a second and then my husband goes - Moxie , you are MOXIE , that is for sure in a tone. I said what is a Moxie ? Hmmmm 🤔 then it hit me ‼️ Holy crap, all the adjectives I’ve always heard people describe me as all summed up into ONE- "MOXIE"!  Meanwhile Mr. Moxie was my favorite person in high school - that word has always been part of me and I didn’t even know it . So folks, this then  is how I branded myself and why I will succeed no matter what ❤️‼️ I hope this inspired someone to do the same and dig deep down like I did!
MOXIE