If you have been reading our blog for the past year, one of our major themes has been to “Pay It Forward.”
Pay it forward embodies the spirit of giving back, repaying good deeds done to us, and helping our fellow citizens in our community. It’s also an amazing opportunity to show others the amazing benefits of Market America exclusive products and the wonders that the Shopping Annuity has to offer. So, we are bringing our contest back for a quick holiday special!
In the past year, the Shopping Annuity Team held two Pay It Forward Contests. This past Spring, our first Pay It Forward Contest urged our UFOs to give back to people in their community or team members as well as encourage them to give back to others. The most recent Pay It Forward contest was the Holiday Edition, where the Shopping Annuity gave back to the UFOs in order to reward them with advantageous deals because of their kindness and generosity.
Let’s take a look at some of the entries from both contests.
I absolutely love that for the Holidays I can give my friends & family gift cards that buy them things they want and my team and I make money #givinggiftsreceivingincome #happyholidays#givingandreceiving #goodspirits #whatsinyourwallet#followme #simplyamazing #shoppingannuity #SAPayifForward
No one has embodied the true meaning of pay it forward better than Michelle Charland. Her graciousness and kindness towards others is truly remarkable and inspiring. Michelle was recently featured on our blog in a UFO Spotlight about team growth. It was here where Michelle described her Pay It Forward experience and how it’s her dream to make Market America and the Shopping Annuity a household name.
Not only did it inspire our UFOs, it inspired the CEO of this wonderful company, JR Ridinger. JR was so impressed that he wrote a message in regards to Michelle’s post. Take a look below.
From JR Ridinger
I recently saw an incredible Facebook post from Shopping Annuity Master Member Michelle Charland and felt compelled to comment and share it with our UnFranchise family. People should first read her blog post from the Shopping Annuity Blog that helps set the stage and introduces the concept of Paying It Forward – as Michelle was a winner of a past Pay It Forward Contest. As you can see in Michelle’s recent Facebook post (which you’ll find below) – events like World Conference and International Convention provide truly monumental opportunities to Pay It Forward.
Paying It Forward with events like next week’s World Conference is simply brilliant. I never really speak to this much because it can sometimes be misconstrued. However, it’s important to promulgate the concept of building from event to event and getting everyone to buy advanced tickets as it is the backbone to the system and provides impetus for much of the growth of the UnFranchise.
I have a personal prerogative as a UFO too and do pay this out of my own pocket as a deduction on my schedule against my commissions or residual income as a marketing and advertising expense. For as long as I can remember, I would invite and pay the way for 1 to 4 people that I was recruiting or that were new and starting to grow and there was not enough time for them to come up with the money. It was in my entrepreneurial selfish interest to get them there and have all of you convince them for me. I told them I was doing this for them because these events are like 6 months of business growth condensed into one amazing weekend – and there is no other way to explain to them or teach them what they will learn, understand, and experience at events like World Conference and International Convention.
If they decide to do it with me – they are starting with a 6 month head start in knowledge, belief, and relationships that they would have to travel all over the country to acquire. I tell them if this does not spark that billionth of a volt and they want to do it with me or without me, then they saved me a lot of time and effort because it’s simply not right for them or they are not the right person for me to commit the next 2 years of work to. When they come on, I go to work as opposed to them because simply, I know more of what to do than they do.
I have been doing this for 24 years. I’ll make you a deal. If MAWC2017 works, you have to buy your ticket and 4 others for the next major event and if they are making over $4000 per month, you need to Pay It Forward for someone else just like I did. Some of them I won’t mention, but they became high pin levels, but almost everyone I ever did it with lead to someone who makes 6 figures. I know other superstars have done the same like Elizabeth Weber and others who are at the top today.
When you think about how hard you work to recruit, start and train someone to the point where they say “Get out of my way I am doing this thing for ME,” the money you spend is the best money you could ever spend or invest in your business. It is promotional, marketing and advertising money well-spent and Uncle Sam shares the cost because it is around a 40% deductible as an expense if done correctly. More people ought to do it!
Consider this strategy in the coming week and think about the people on your team who would benefit from World Conference but might not otherwise be able to make it! See you in Miami!