Lalita Murphy is a mompreneur of two beautiful girls. With over 13 years of experience as a pharmacy technician, she decided to step out on faith on join the Road + Fields business. As a military wife it is rewarding to find a business that she can operate from anywhere in the world. Learn more about Lalita and why she is our Boss Profile today.
I am a certified pharmacy technician with 13 years of experience with a degree in Biology and Biotechnology. I have worked in two different major pharmacy chains, in a hospital pharmacy, and also in an independent pharmacy as the compounding pharmacy technician. I am an Army wife and mother of two beautiful girls. In April of 2016, I began my own business with Rodan + Fields skin care.
Why did you start this business?
It can be challenging for an army wife to obtain a new job every duty station over the globe. I often found myself feeling unaccomplished. It is also hard to maintain a household of four and a dog off of one income. I heard about Rodan + Fields from an old friend’s wife. She happened to message me the same day I had to take my SUV to the shop, pay my daughter’s school tuition, re-enrollment fee and volunteer hours fee. She mentioned the possibility of financial freedom and after hearing her story of success and giving it to God, I knew that Rodan + Fields would help provide that extra income we needed. I also plan to use my extra income to begin a non-profit that will provide counseling for youth that are victims of molestation and domestic violence.
Why did you enter into this industry?
After doing my research on the company and the products, I realized that this was an opportunity that I could not pass up. The before and after photos of clients were just incredible. The products have changed so many lives and given so many people confidence and self-esteem through either growing their own business or by having amazing skin. At the end of the day, I am still able to help others improve their health through skin care. I do not keep inventory on hand, I do not have to do parties, I do not get pressured to sell, I do not have to create a team and I had 60 days to give the business a try or I could return it and get my money back. After using the products for myself, my skin has a glow and has never felt so soft. I NEVER thought that I would be selling skin care products but helping people obtain beautiful skin is truly rewarding!
What challenges did you face launching your business?
Getting people to trust that the products actually work and they have to give it time to work. 2. I need not receive a lot of support from those that were close to me and it caused doubt. However, my God gave me the confirmation for my success.
What experiences did you learn from corporate America?
After working in healthcare for 13 years, it has shown me that every part of your body is important and should be healthy.
What tools do you use to help manage your business?
I mainly use my Facebook group page to post daily tips or sales that I have on products. I plan to venture out to Instagram and LinkedIn in the near future.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are POWERFUL beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be.
– Marianne Williamson
3 Things in your purse you cannot live without:
My phone, wallet, and keys!
Advice I would give to my younger self:
Do not be afraid, be bold and be happy!
Thank God good things still happen!
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