Just like all good things have to come to an end, #MAWC2016 ended this past weekend with a lot of emotion.
I am super excited to start a New Year with Market America. The Shopping Annuity has never been more user friendly, with resourceful assets and a variety of online tools. I can’t wait to see more and more Unfranchise Owners hitting the Shopping Annuity Bonus Pool and helping more and more consumers save more money on their everyday shopping.
Every single speaker that was on stage truly inspired me in so many different ways. They all had powerful messages to deliver and the best part is, they are living their stories. The struggles, the hardships were real. Knowing that these amazing entrepreneurs were able to overcome whatever problems life threw at them and built a legacy with the Unfranchise Business gave us hope and inspiration. The convention has made us realized that we too, can make it to the top.
One of my favorite highlights of MAWC2016 was seeing 35,000 entrepreneurs from all over the world waking up at 5-6am to line up outside of the American Airline Arena in Miami although doors were not open until 8:30am. And regardless of the rainy weather, everyone still put on a big smile and great energy on our last day of convention. It shows how much dedication these entrepreneurs have for their business and their commitment to bring the Shopping Annuity movement to more and more people worldwide. I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be able to surround myself with great energy and great people. People who will take me to the next level of success and will always be there with me through the thick and thin.
My second highlight was when Marty Weissman was announced the recipient of Jerry Siciliano Award. It was not only an emotional moment for Marty and the corporate team but also a proof of how Market America Shop.com is a wonderful success that was built on loyalty, family and integrity. Marty, just like all the recipients in the past, truly deserves this reward. He has done so much for the company and for all the Unfranchise Owners.
My last highlight and also the best highlight of the convention was being approached by the The Shopping Annuity social media team and being invited to contribute to the success of Shopping Annuity on Social Media. Working with this team and taking over the social media for a short 3 days was such a blessing. Not only did I get a VIP seat on the ground floor with many other successful Unfranchise Owners and Millions Dollars Club Members but I was also given a shout out by UFO Marketing Director Elsi Pacheco. For the first time in the past 2 years, I finally felt that my hard work and dedication on building my social media brand was finally paid off. I remember sitting in my seat at my first MAWC in 2013 and listening to Loren Ridinger talking about building brands and utilize social networking. At the time, I did not have a clue about social media and just started Instagram. Because of this amazing opportunity, I was able to realize my potentials and my ability to inspire others and help them to get to the top together.
Thank you Market America! Thank you the corporate team that never sleeps! Thank you Shopping Annuity Social Media Team! I am so excited for our future with this company and cannot wait to see you all again in Greensboro, North Carolina in August.