The legendary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
As fulfilling as life can be, it also presents its own set of unique challenges. It is full of highs and lows, success and hardships, good times and bad ones. It is important that no matter what challenges you face, if you believe you can conquer them as well as have a good support system, nothing is impossible.
The same can be said for our UnFranchise® owners. As a UFO, it takes hard work, determination, and dedication in order to build your business. It becomes even more challenging to build your business if you are facing hardships in your personal life. However, the business as a whole prides itself on teamwork and never giving up.
There is no one that represents that belief more than Gary Rogers. Gary is one of our most successful UFOs and serves as a director for Market America. This past year, Gary’s daughter was in a battle with cancer, but thankfully, Gary’s daughter is doing very well now, which will make for a great holiday for their family! However, Gary was not able to build his business the way he wanted to this year and had to put his growth on hold to be there for his daughter. That being said, because of Gary’s strong recruiting and team that he helped build before he stopped, amazingly, Gary’s business increased by $12,000 because of the residual income he earned. Here is a statement from Jim Winkler, VP of Sales, and JR Ridinger, CEO of Market America, praising Gary for his positive outcome and determination.
First off, we couldn’t be happier than Gary’s daughter is feeling better and will be around for the upcoming holiday. That being said, Gary’s testament to the power of The Shopping Annuity and the business plan from Market America. Gary took one of the sourest lemons life has to offer and turned it into lemonade. Gary still found some time to build his business despite his limited time and more importantly, the residual income allowed him to take care of his daughter and not worry about if it was secure or not.
If you follow the business plan and use The Shopping Annuity, your chances of success will only increase. Let’s build upon 2016 and make 2017 our best year yet!