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Power To Pops: Dads of Avon Talk Work-Life Balance

Power To Pops: Dads of Avon Talk Work-Life Balance

As most parents know, caring for your kids can be a full-time job in and of itself. With Father’s Day tomorrow, we’ve checked in with a few Avon Representatives who are also dads to see how they manage the wonderfully crazy and rewarding task of running a family and a business under one roof.

a family smiling together

Stan McKenzie
Los Banos, California
Avon Representative since 2012

How long have you been with Avon?

I’ve been around Avon products for over 20 years — my mother is also a Representative, and I joined the Avon family about three years ago. I was looking to make a post-fifty-lifestyle change that included running my own business. 

How does being a parent play into your role as an Avon Representative?

Being a parent has taught me to celebrate strengths in the people around me and focus less on perceived weaknesses. It also taught me that my actions mean more than my words.

What do you enjoy most about being an Avon Representative?

I like being a business owner; the effort I invest with my team is an investment in the future of my Avon business, as well as the future of my family.

What’s one tip you have for working dads like yourself?

Do your best and then forgive yourself when you seem to fail. When you inevitably have to prioritize business first, try to make up for it with some quality time later.

 

a father and son eating pizza together

Carlos Garcia
Hialeah, Florida
Avon Representative since 2007

How long have you been involved with Avon?

I’ve been a Representative since 2007. I was initially interested in the earnings opportunity in addition to the products available for men. My favorites include the ANEW skincare line and Blue Escape and Alpha fragrances.

How does being a parent help you succeed at work?

As a father, I have the responsibility to provide for my family. I wake up everyday determined to make the business succeed, because I know our son will inherit our legacy with Avon.

What do you enjoy most about being an Avon Representative?

The incentives: trips, bonuses and recognition. Avon rolls out the red carpet for all of us.

What’s one tip you have for working dads like yourself?

Take responsibility for your life. Exercise your body and feed your mind with personal growth and development skills.

a family on bikes in a driveway

David Gomez
Arlington, Virginia
Avon Representative since 1993

How long have you been involved with Avon?

Rosa (my beautiful wife) told me about Avon when she got started in 1990, but I was a non-believer. After a few years of her insisting that I think about the opportunity this business could give me and, in turn, our family, I decided to give it a try. Twenty-two years later, I thank God for giving me the wisdom and Rosa for her perseverance.

How does working at Avon help you at home?

Avon has given me flexibility. I control my schedule, so I get to see my children grow. I’ve even participated in most of their field trips — an experience I never want to miss!

What do you enjoy most about being an Avon Representative?

Being in charge of my own time and being able to give myself a raise every year.

What’s one tip you have for working dads like yourself?

Open your mind to businesses like Avon. When you help someone start a home-based business, you are helping a family succeed in life.

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