What is my message today?
I thought I may share a story of one of my friends.
Someone I respect deeply. More Stories
It’s about a story of someone you may know. Someone you may have come across accidentally. Have you asked that person how did they get started? How did they get so successful?
Getting access to such stories can aspire us to strive harder at our own network marketing business success too π.
How can we use this story here that I am about to share to inspire us to go after what we truly want in life. Life will throw trials and heart aches. Right now you are at cross roads of your life maybe, looking for a better way – the USANA Way. This story is to help you through these. π
I will try to help through a story or two.
Hopefully one of them will inspire you to stay stronger. Remember these trials are there for us to get stronger. If we get defeated then we will lose the game. The game to gain freedom π.
If life does throw a spanner at you don’t slow down. It’s a minor distraction in spite of it being so very painful. In 5 or 10 years you may have to be reminded about it. Although right now if someone had said something or done something that is eating you alive with intense pain. So stay strong or ask me to mentor you – but be strong.
So here is Story-1: β
This is a personal story of someone I admire – Mentor Nath!
Use this story when you share your company in closing a client. π Or find one similar to help you.
When he joined USANA he was 26, younger back then and a poor bell boy earning $250 USD monthly plus tips at Shangrilla Edsa. He had one son 3 years old, Β from a previous relationship. His Girl friend, Joan, was expecting their first child. She was on maternity leave from the BPI bank as a teller. She too hardly earned much. As a bank employee she had a 10,000 credit card and they had put aside 7,000 pesos for medical emergencies when the baby was due in a few months in early 2009. They were quite poor. π
Now USANA was introduced to Nath by his Uncle Mentor Ed Miguel in Nov 2008. When the company opened in Jan 19th 2009 can you imagine what Ups Nath did! After all he had no money. He used the credit card and the savings of 7 K to get his business account in USANA.
Joan was furious. He had taken away the family savings and gambled it on a strange US company called USANA. Started to fight with him for the next 8 months was life for young Nath. After all he deserved it.
She questioned his late returns home each night. He was sharing USANA at the Makati office which at that time used to get only 15 or 20 people at night. It was very slow – so slow that Nath struggled with staying on his monthly business requirements.
After all his friends and contacts were poor people. How could they buy his products. He found it very hard.
His first month he made only $100. A far cry from the incomes he had envisioned his business to give him. To add to this he had a nagging wife at home who was angry, not trusting, questioning his late hours – thinking he was seeing another woman, especially now as she, Joan was very heavily pregnant, can you imagine her insecurity too. It was tough and painful for both of them.
Nath goes to Mentor Ed and tells him that he is thinking of quitting. But Mentor although himself not earning much and life was hard too had a bit of a better vision back then. He promised Nath that the second month would be better – keeping going and doing the business he advised. And so Nath did.
Four weeks later Nath was back again in front of Mentor Ed. With the same story of quitting. In spite of his check rising to $200 USD that month in Feb 2009 he still wanted to quit. It was just too hard to keep going. Too much personal issues at home to deal with – angry and a jealous insecure wife – all this was killing him dream, his vision and drowning him.
Mentor Ed then said to him he could quit. But what would he get if he quit. All his hard work would never get rewarded as the payment is delayed gratification in Network Marketing. If he quit and with his educational qualification he would always work as a bell boy. He may go overseas but for what? Just for an extra $500 a month as a bell boy at the cost of being away from his family. In hearing all this Ups Nath decided he will stay on and see what happens. π
However he never once stopped his momentum even though he was getting disillusioned. He prospected and presented the plan.
He did not have income statements nor stories of local success stories. There were non. Only US success stories that few of the locals believed in. People wanted to know if locals were earning. Just imagine how hard it must have been. He had to present to many more people just to get one sign-in.
By staying on and doing the work he was asked to do his 3rd month brought him $600 in March 2009.
Remember he had been doing USANA since October 2008. Not being paid for 6 long months. Being ridiculed all that time that it was not going to work. But finally in March he saw light.
Now he really got excited. You must remember his family at this time did not support him. They joined later. Can you imagine how painful it was back then.
In Aug 2009 he eventually went Gold Director. I think it took him another 12 or 15 months before he went Ruby. It wasn’t easy in the early days for any of the those that joined. Today people are becoming Gold in less than 6 months and Ruby is 15. But it wasn’t so then.
Now I know you may be experiencing trials right now. Maybe God or the Universe is testing you to see if you are up to the task of being a USANA Diamond – to be able to lead men and women. π
A true leader leads no matter what is personally happening to them. I know you are a true leader. I know you will be a Diamond in the next 36 to 48 months. Maybe a while longer. It does matter. If you stay the journey you will gain success too.
But I also know life is going to be extremely challenging as you climb the ladder of success. Mother Universe will keep testing you all along the way – to see if you truly deserve a life you dream. Once you prove to her you are truthfully sincere Mother Universe will give you everything.
Just look at Mentor Nath now. Just look at his life. Is he wanting anything? No! Even his wife loves him more. Today he earns over a million a year. This is the story behind the story. π
The same story applies to Ups Billy too. He too had a very similar hard first two years as well. The same is with Mentor Ed and Mentor Mel Clarion. All we now see is their present story. But few know the story behind the story of their successes. No one gets it easy.
Right now you may be still in your “present” story. Moving from it to the “future” story of success and freedom is going to take will-power, persistence and hard work. Lots of failures. But remember failures are the stepping stones to future successes.
Without failures you just cannot succeed. Failing means you are trying. So go for it. I believe in you. Get your Success done asap.
Later this I will inspire you with another great story to help you even more.
USANA Gold Director