What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur, a top executive for a global age-defying skincare and wellness company, and president of a non-profit organization by the time you’re in your 30s? The truth is, it takes hard work combined with vision and a can-do attitude. Being a busy executive, wife, and mom requires daily discipline. Fortunately, as Nerium International‘s Chief Marketing Officer and President and Chair of the Nerium Ripple Foundation, Amber Olson Rourke is up for the challenge. From global marketing strategies to skincare routines, Rourke learned early on that having your daily routine can help you have a successful day at work and home (with some time for yourself squeezed in too).
Here’s your opportunity to step into the shoes of one of Nerium’s top executives for a day:
“6:00 a.m. — Morning, Sunshine: I start each day thinking of the three things I am grateful for that day. This helps me start my day in the right frame of mind. I exercise a few times a week in the morning, which helps to boost my mood and sets the tone for the day. In addition to regular exercise, I love to apply Nerium Firming Body Contour Cream – an innovative solution that helps to firm and tone my skin for a sleeker, more youthful-looking appearance. Doubling as an advanced body moisturizer, just applying a quarter-size of Contour Cream twice a day moisturizes my skin – perfect for preparing my skin for the colder months ahead.
“7:30 a.m. — Good Morning, Hattie: One of my favorite times with my daughter is right when she wakes up. Since I am at work all day, I make this time a priority so I can I can snuggle, sing, and read with her first thing in the morning. Since I use my mornings for some quality Hattie time, everything else needs to happen fast – including a skincare regimen that includes multifunctional products that not only target the signs of skin aging but also address the underlying causes. Here’s one reason why I’m loyal to Nerium products: age-defying skincare solutions developed to fit a busy lifestyle, i.e., my lifestyle.
“For this reason, I start my day with a two-step cleanser – Nerium’s Double-Cleansing Botanical Face Wash – an advanced, refreshing and lightweight cleanser that’s gentle enough to use morning and night before applying Day Cream. For an extra boost of hydration, I mix four pumps of IllumaBoost Brightening & Shield with my foundation to guard my skin against environmental stressors. Two dabs of Eye Serum completes my morning skincare routine.
“Finally, a light breakfast and a cup of coffee and I’m ready to go!
“9:00 a.m. — Get Going: In addition to spending time answering emails and planning for the day ahead, my typical workday is filled with back-to-back meetings, starting around 9 a.m. I rarely find time to leave the office during these hours which is why I always keep Nerium Youth Factor Complete Vitality Complex and Youth Factor Superfood & Antioxidant Boost Powder within reach. Mornings can be fast-paced and draining which is why I like to supplement my diet with a powder and tablet that are scientifically proven to help boost my body into its optimal state of wellbeing.
“12:00 p.m. — Lunch Time: I hate to sound unadventurous but a typical lunch for me consists of a salad or sandwich. Adding Youth Factor to my diet, I know that despite my love for grilled cheese sandwiches, I’m getting in generous servings of fruits and vegetables!
“12:30 p.m. — Meeting Mania: Just like the mornings, my afternoons are packed with meetings! These range from planning, developing, and implementing marketing campaigns to working on the development of our next products. Here at Nerium, all employees wear many different hats so it’s not surprising that my day-to-day duties change according to the needs of the company, our Brand Partners, customers, and corporate employees.
“When I’m in my office working, I take the perfect opportunity to boost tired-looking eyes. One of my favorite Nerium products, Eye-V Hydrogel Patches, is easy to apply, clear, and delivers a boost of targeted hydration to the delicate skin around my eyes for the appearance of an instant, refreshing “eye lift” while I don’t have to skip a beat.
“I’m aware that as the day progresses stress starts to take its toll. EHT Brain Formula is a wonderful supplement to help improve brain wellness, memory, and a focused mind, i.e., everything I need to keep focused!
“5:30 p.m. — Drive Time University: Before leaving the office I make sure that I have my next day planned so I can make the most effective use of my time. Driving home shouldn’t be time wasted. I use this time to “shake off” the stresses of the day and get in the right mindset to spend quality time with my family. I repeat my positive affirmations and listen to uplifting podcasts or music that puts me in a good mood.
“6:30 p.m. — Family Time: As a senior executive but also a mom, I have to be disciplined to create a space of time every day that is all about my family. During this time, I’m 100 percent focused on my family because I know that while I’m at work, I need to be 100 percent focused on work. As someone who is always busy and whose mind is always going, I have to make a conscious effort to ignore technology and spend quality time with the ones I love and the ones that support my lifestyle.
“8:30 p.m. — Show Gratitude: My husband and I make time to pray together. This a great way of connecting us together, lifting others up, and thanking God for all we have been blessed with. It is important for me to center each day on this daily habit.
“9 p.m.— Wind Down Time: I love unwinding with a good book. At the moment, I’m reading the book Influencers — so good! Before I hop in bed with a book, I apply a quarter-sized amount of Firming Body Contour Cream in a circular motion for a minimum of 20 seconds into targeted areas, right after a refreshing shower, absorbing all the natural ingredients into my skin! I also have to remove my makeup and cleanse my face. Adding a few drops of Illumaboost to my Night Cream, I can rest assured that Nerium’s products contain ingredients that help target the signs of aging and boost the cell renewal process while I sleep.
“10 p.m. — Restoration: Lights out! Getting enough sleep is an important element for my stress level, health, and sanity. Nothing gets in the way of my sleep!”
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