Heidi Ekstrom Poche’ Is Isagenix’ Newest Millionaire
Heidi understands better than most that moms really do know best.
Her Own Experience
Her mother, Shauna, also an Isagenix Millionaire, attempted for years to get her daughter to try Isagenix. Shauna would send Heidi products time and time again, but Heidi would usually let them pile up and eventually just give them away.
That changed when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. With the entire city shut down, it was nearly impossible to get food at the grocery stores. Heidi, who was eight months pregnant at the time, finally pulled out the Isagenix protein bars she had stashed away.
In 2007, after her daughter turned 1, Heidi was ready to embrace the Isagenix systems. She started using the Cleansing and Fat Burning Systems and lost about 20 pounds.*
“I believe people need to have their own experience that stamps it into their brain,” shares the newest Isagenix Millionaire. “It does something. My mom’s perseverance is what brought me here. But creating my own experience is what kept me here.”
Her results did not go overlooked.
“A lot of people really took notice after that,” remembers Heidi. “That let me know there was something to this idea of sharing with people.”
[family beach] Identifying an Opportunity
Heidi remained hesitant to pursue an Isagenix business. She had identified strongly with her previous career as a decorative artist, a painter. Many in her community knew her as an artist. She was not sure she could leave that behind.
“I struggled with ‘am I throwing this away?’” admits Heidi. Yet, she knew being a full-time mother to her three daughters was more important. “I kept coming back to how good I felt and how much time I had with my children.”
Unfortunately, Heidi could not have both. Her professional art career took too much time away from her family.
Ultimately, family time won out. While deciding to stop painting professionally was difficult for her, Heidi knew she wanted to be a full-time mother to her three daughters.
At the same time, however, she missed being in the public and contributing to her family financially. She wanted to work and she wanted to be home with her children.
With Isagenix, Heidi found the perfect solution. She was able to do both.
“It’s important for us to know that we are creating more options for ourselves and for our family as we grow,” explains Heidi. “I’m a parent to my children and I’m there all the time for everything. And I’m still able to build this business.”
Heidi’s Isagenix journey was not without its struggles, the biggest of those being the fear of doing something so different.
She began attending Isagenix events and continued to until she was able to build the confidence to overcome that fear. She credits this to helping change her perspective.
“Isagenix is an opportunity,” says Heidi. “Had I not taken a look, I can’t even imagine what my life would look like right now.”
‘Personal Growth with a Paycheck’
For Heidi, her business isn’t all about financial success. It’s about time and contribution. Heidi values her community. She is able to inspire others to create a business and a source of income, while still being focused on the bigger picture.
“Personal growth is one of my favorite things about this business,” shares Heidi. “Being around people that want more–they want to better themselves and each other. It changes the way we do business and the way we nurture our relationships. It’s personal growth with a paycheck.”
Spreading the excitement to her team is crucial to Heidi. She humbly recognizes how much she has accomplished and strives to pass this opportunity on to others.
“I’m so grateful, but it’s so not about me,” explains Heidi. “It’s the people out there that want it so bad. All they need is someone to breathe a little more belief into them and they explode.”
Now, Heidi is able to spend time with her family. Everyday she is able to teach her daughters from experience that mom truly does know best.
*The weight-loss testimonials presented apply only to the individuals depicted, cannot be guaranteed, and should not be considered typical. A 2008 university study showed a statistically significant weight loss of 7 pounds (3.2 kg) during the first nine days of the Cleansing and Fat Burning System.
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