Janka Barragan is a hardworking mother who holds a full time job in IT and a part time career as an EVER Independent Specialist. She has a great passion for skincare, and while she’s not quite ready to make a full career transition into this field, Janka has found a very happy medium through EVER Skincare. Here’s what she had to say when we caught up with her.
What inspired you to become an EVER Independent Specialist?
Even though my career is in IT, there’s a big part of me that has always wanted to do something beauty related. I’ve been a product junkie for many years, and I set a long-term goal to become an aesthetician when I hit 30. I see EVER as a way of getting my feet wet with very low risk.
To me, my current job is how I support myself and my family; it pays the bills. I know this not where my passion lies. I’d like to still get my aesthetician license, but the timing isn’t quite right because I’d prefer my kids to be a little older fist. EVER is a great way for me to move in the direction of a career that’s a better fit for me, until I’m ready to dive in 100%. The flexibility is significant to me and there have been times that EVER has had to take a backseat while I deal with other things in life, but I can pick it right back up when I’m comfortable. Also, I know a lot of other direct selling brands require you to purchase large amounts of inventory, but EVER doesn’t put their Specialists in that uncomfortable position, since I don’t have to hold any inventory. It really feels like my own terms.
Of course, I am also a huge fan of the products. Safety and botanically-derived means a lot to me, since I have an autoimmune disease (I am highly reactive to gluten and I’m glad EVER’s products are gluten free).
Next Big Goal
My next big goal is to hit Star level! I plan to do that by setting up some pop up shops and Meet EVER events. I’ve been talking to a lot of people about the opportunity and recruiting, but this takes some time to do organically. I also leverage the training that the Home Office provides, and use the proven 2x system. I am building momentum and want to sustain it so that I can build the team that I want.
I’m definitely seeing a transformation in my skin, and feel like I am doing a good job of protecting it now that I’m using the Regimen. Actually, when I started using EVER, I kept it a secret from everyone because I wanted to feel confident and comfortable with the results before sharing - and that’s exactly what happened!
But, even more than that, I’ve been transformed by the network of people I’ve met and instantly bonded with. I love that being part of EVER doesn’t feel competitive. At my current job, I’m the only woman in a male-dominated and competitive environment, but with EVER, we all cheer each other on and want others to be successful. We win when the people around us win.
Part of the transformation has also been tied to the financial opportunity. I can treat myself and my family to things I wouldn’t normally do if I just earned with my IT job. I call this my “play-check”.
If I could only choose one product...
YOUTHFUL - I LOVE the way it absorbs. It has addressed my visible fine lines, and I love that I can use around my eyes and my face.