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Got The Entrepreneurial Bug?

 

Got The Entrepreneurial Bug?

by Betsy Smith

 

entrepreneurship-arab-spring-800Early in my career I had traditional “jobs”.  I was in banking and ultimately ended up trading Treasury Bonds on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. In many ways it was a dream job!  But as time passed and I started to have kids the shine faded.  I was able to get home by around 3:30 but I had to leave the house at the crack of dawn.  I had a boss and as nice as he was if I didn’t show up I he was not happy.

I eventually retired to be an at home mom.  Several years later when I got divorced I knew I needed to get back in the job market.  By then having not had a boss for so long I was very sure I did not want.  That meant I had to get creative.  And creative I got.  I did many different things on my mission to find something that fit me, made money and worked into my life.

Relationship marketing or network marketing or multi level marketing, whatever you want to call it found me several years into my search following some dud ideas.  At first I was very unsure about this whole thing.  Of course, there were naysayers.  Everyone knows someone who has failed in this industry and they are very excited to tell you to “save” you from making a mistake.  As I learned more about the industry I decided I would do it and make it work.  What if this was it?  I know people who had failed at a lot of businesses.  Why did it have to be me that failed in this?

I found a company with products that I believed in and got going.  It was actually a tough business model (something I later learned as I became more educated about the industry), but I dug in, stuck with it and after about a year and a half started making some real money.  I loved the new friends I made.  I loved the flexibility.  But as time went on I became more disillusioned with the company that I had partnered with.  I moved on.

My new company had many great things about it and again products that I believed in.  That was a must for me.  And things were really going well when a friend who I love and trust called me to tell me about Nerium.  The fact that it was my friend Aaron, a guy, who started telling me about skin care surprised me.  And when he said it was a start up I almost hung up.  But because I respect and love him I listened.  I learned about this very unique company.  I even got on the phone with Jeff Olson, the founder and CEO to quiz him about his plans.  I had had a bad experience with a start up and did not want that to happen again.  But he was very impressive and had great answers to my questions.

I loved the science behind the product.  Jeff and the other corporate team had amazing plans and had already in just 9 months put so much in place it was like an old established company.  The compensation plan is the best in the industry.  The space, cosmetics, is already $90 Billion and growing even in this slow economy.  Well, I joined as a Brand Partner and have never been in a company where my check has grown so quickly.    I earned an Ipad and almost $1,000 my first month.  I earned the Lexus car bonus my third month and by the fourth month I had a check of just under $4,000.   That was powerful.  More importantly, I have been able to help people on my team make real money!  That had always been one of my concerns in my other companies.  Today, just 9 months later I am so glad I joined Nerium International.  I saved the best for last!

Find out more:

http://betsyrsmith.me/

http://namaste.nerium.com

http://www.namaste.arealbreakthrough.com

http://namaste.neriumproducts.com

http://namaste.theneriumlook.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Namaste-Nerium/555607784456322

 

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