Something had to change by Frances Woollard

This post is taken from a feature article in the Forever Living magazine in July 2016, following Frances’ promotion in the business in January this year.  It’s in Frances own words :


I did an engineering degree in the eighties and immediately went into the world of IT, working my way up to team leader. I loved my work, but my life completely changed when I had my children.

My children are both the result of IVF treatment, and so I knew that I wanted to be a stay-at-home mum. Life was wonderful, but when my youngest turned two, money started to become an issue and I was also diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I needed to be able to work from home so I set up my own IT business. I loved the flexibility this business gave me and I would often work late into the night so that I could spend quality time with the children during the day.

Unfortunately my business was hit by the recession, and in 2011 I was divorced after twenty-four years of marriage. My life fell apart. I was on anti-depressants and my health was getting worse. I knew I had to change something but I also knew that I didn’t want to work for anyone else. One day I heard a lady talking about a recent promotion in her Forever business; she looked so happy. We met up and I immediately saw an opportunity which meant I could continue to work from home around my children. I signed up in June 2012.

After signing up my health started to improve and my confidence grew. But after getting to Assistant Manager I stopped believing in myself and my business stopped growing.

About a year ago I realised something had to change; I decided to work on my self-belief and my mindset and that’s when, in January 2016, I achieved Manager.

My life is getting more and more exciting every day, and my daughter (who is now eighteen and who has always believed I could do this) has also joined the business – she is now ready for when she goes to university in September! Forever has given me so much: I think it’s absolutely amazing that I’m able to set up my daughter with her own business at eighteen, and now I also have the freedom to spend time with my mum who is in her eighties.


I am so proud to call Frances a friend as well as my sponsor.  She supports me in my business, and helps all my team too.  We work together to help others build their Forever business.  If you would like to find out more about starting your own Forever Living business then please get in touch via the Contact Me link at the top of this page.

Do you want to know more about Forever?

If you have heard about Forever Living and like the sound of the opportunity joining the business can bring you, what should you do next?

Come to a Business Presentation

One of the first steps is to attend a local Business Presentation, where you can learn more about the business and meet forever business owners to get your questions answered.  All business owners have access to a list of business presentations based all over the UK, and in any one of the over 150 countries where Forever Living operate.

Where are you based ?

Where are you based ?

These presentations are run by local business owners, just like myself, and can give you a real feel for the business and the kind of people you will meet when you join us.  In Milton Keynes we have a unique child friendly presentation too during the day which I enjoy attending.

However, attending a business presentation in person is not always possible.  You may not have child care (as most evening presentations are adults only) or live close enough, or have transport.  So how can you find out more about the business?

Well there are also live on line presentations available, please just use the contact form to ask about when our next presentation is available.  Live presentations are always better than recorded ones as there is more of a connection with a real person, and when you attend in person you can also get all your questions answered too.  When you join and are building your own team it is a great place to take guests along to.

However if a live presentation is really not possible then get in touch about viewing one of our recorded presentations.  These can be viewed on line at any time.

Next Steps

Having attended or watched the business presentation you may still have questions you need to answer.  The best way to get them answered is to have an informal chat with a business owner much like myself to see if this business is for you.  Once you have decided that Forever Living is right for you then it’s quite simple to get hold of your evaluation pack , with many of our best selling products included, as well as the literature you need to get started.  To find out how much the evaluation pack (or Business Owner Box (formerly New Distributor Pack NDP))  costs, take a look at my earlier blog post.

So what are you waiting for – get in touch now and start your Forever journey.  My only regret is that I didn’t start my journey sooner – don’t let that be your regret too.header

I’d love to join Forever Living, but I don’t know anyone!

Following on with my theme of looking at reasons for not starting a new business with Forever Living, I thought I would look at “I don’t know anyone”, which is common response that I hear from people looking at joining my business.

One of the first steps when you start any network marketing or direct selling business is making a list of everyone who you think might be interested in hearing about your new business opportunity, or finding out about the wonderful new products you are selling.  The training we offer at Forever Living is excellent at helping you to create a list of possible contacts: we call it your Who Do You Know List (WDYKL).  When you  just stop and think of everyone in your life, you will find that you know far more people than you think you do.

The easy ones first are family and friends.  Hopefully they will be excited about your new business and keen to support you.  My Mum is my best customer, and my sister has joined the business with me, so for me family have been great for my business.  What I like about choosing Forever Living as my network marketing business is that I can see how much the products can help people – so I am helping the people I value most in life.

Do you go to group classes?

Do you go to group classes?

Next, look one step further away from home.  Maybe you already have a day job, you go to a gym, zumba class or have some other hobby.  You will find that you can share your wonderful new products with these people who you meet day-to-day in your life already.  These are people who you already know and who you see and talk to on a daily basis, so you can easily tell people about the new business you are excited about.

Talk to your waitress or checkout operator.

Talk to your waitress or checkout operator.

One step further removed are the people you meet every day going about your daily business.  The lady on the checkout in the supermarket, your dentist, hairdresser, bus driver, etc.  The beauty of the products we offer at Forever Living is that the product range is so huge that there are products for everyone.  These are the sort of people you might naturally pass the time of day with, so ask questions about how much they enjoy their job, or any health issues they have, and you can then talk about your new business and the products you offer, and offer to help.

The last stage, maybe not for the faint-hearted, is people shopping or contact marketing.  Just approach people when you are out shopping or in a public place and strike up a conversation with them, offering them your card or some literature.  Many people build up fantastic teams and successful businesses with this method of approaching people. It isn’t for everyone, and I admit that I am not very good at this myself, but my sister Kate has become a fantastic people shopper and can share her techniques with the rest of the team.

So, when you sit and think about how you don’t know anyone, just think about how many people you have had the opportunity to pass the time of day with in the last week – and you will realise that you know more people than you think.