I sat down with some of Market America’s up-and-coming success stories to demonstrate that you don’t have to be a seasoned veteran in the business world before you begin your path toward financial freedom. In fact, these young entrepreneurs took advantage of their youthful enthusiasm and have created an ongoing income that — based on their current rate of progression — will help them reach the million-dollar mark before they hit the age of 30!
Look for several of these exclusive interviews posted on maBlog in the coming weeks, and make sure to read about the ones featured in the upcoming August/September edition of Powerline.
Name: Heather Philo
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Pin Level: Master Coordinator
How long you’ve been with ma: 6 years
PL: You are being featured because most individuals at this stage in their lives are not thinking about going into business for themselves. Why did you decide to become involved with ma?
HP: As a child, both of my parents always ran their own traditional businesses. My brother and I realized the significance of writing our own checks and controlling the value of our time. However, when I finished school at such a young age, there was a lot of risk associated with being a business owner. But I knew I would never begin my career as a top executive in the corporate world. Therefore, I began from the bottom, building my resume and engaging in interview after interview. I did land an outside sales job and thought I was going to build my way to the top. I quickly realized the writing was on the wall and my job was never going to get me ahead of the game. Within six months of answering to a boss, commuting long distances sunrise to sunset in a dog-eat-dog environment, I was sure I needed to find something else. My mother, Bonnie Philo, had already begun pioneering ma and had matched her previous business income within the first two years. At the same time, my father, Scott Philo, partnered with her and also matched his income with his insurance business. They proved to me that ma was both viable and profitable.
PL: Did you have any concerns or apprehensions when you were considering this opportunity? If so, please explain.
HP: I didn’t have any concerns or apprehensions because of the overwhelming success stories I was witness to and the accomplishments of my own parents as Executive Directors and members of the Million Dollar Club. Plus, I began building my UnFranchise Business part time while continuing to work my full-time job. There was no risk, I just needed to take a leap of faith and take responsibility for my own success!
PL: How does it feel to know that you are on your way to earning $1 million through Market America?
HP: Over the past five years, I have never looked back. Market America has become my professional, ongoing, leveraged income stream. With the help of many mentors, including my own parents, Elizabeth Weber, as well as JR, Loren and the Corporate Team, I am on my way to financial freedom. There is no feeling like it, to also offer others an option – a plan B, a way to secure their financial independence. There is now a level playing field for all, regardless of background, age or wealth. Both the products and the personal growth have changed my life for the better. To truly have control of my time and have no one put a price tag on what I am worth is priceless!
PL: If you weren’t an UnFranchise Owner with Market America, what would you probably be doing?
HP: If I had not built my ma business, I would have probably started my own business traditionally and become a slave, working 80 hours per week tied to a huge mortgage. On the horizon, I will be getting married and looking forward to starting a family. I will now be able to spend quality and quantity time with those who I love, where I want, doing what I want. This business has truly been a blessing!!!