Take Control of Your Future with a Direct Sales Business
If you would have told me a year ago that my financial future would be revolved around my own direct sales business I would have told you that you were crazy. But here I am, partnered with USANA Health Sciences. Completely sold and impressed with the business model and looking at my future in a different way.
I live in Alberta, where most of our economy is revolved around the gas and oil industry. Every Albertan has to make a choice: Work close to home and make an average income or go up North and make an excellent income. No judgements to however you decide to live your life, but going out of town and leaving my family just wasn’t for me. So I choose to work close to home but have definitely struggled living paycheque to paycheque. I work an 8-4 job and until last year was focused on just biding my time, working hard and hoping to slowly move my way up the corporate ladder until I could retire at 65.
Something changed in me last year. I got tired of my financial future being in another person’s hand. Think about that for a moment. As long as you are working for someone else you are never really in control of your own life. Your financial future is based on trusting that ANOTHER person makes good decisions with THEIR company.
I’ll give you a couple of examples. I used to be the manager of a power meter company. It was a wonderful job. I made my own hours, I got to work outside and my income was based on the amount of work that I did. Along came automated meters, the company pulled out of Alberta and I was laid off. My finances and future were totally controlled by someone else.
So I went back to school and now work in the health and safety industry. I am good at my job and a hard worker and was busting my tail off for the chance at a promotion. Instead of promoting someone, they decided to transfer another manager into that position….totally out of my hands. Then a change in funding occurred and the whole company was put on a salary freeze for three years. Again, my finances, my future, completely out of my control. No matter how hard I work, I won’t get any more money for at least 3 years.
I can’t even count how many of my buddies are in similar positions. The oil prices fell this winter and thousands of people were laid off. Companies will just decide to up and close down their call centers and uproot families, or have mass layoffs because they need to cut their budgets.
So what do we do about it? Isn’t this just the way that the world works? We have watched our parents and grandparents work this ways for decades.
To obtain true financial freedom you need to be in control of your own future. You need to own your own business. Now that doesn’t mean waiting around until you get an idea for the next big thing. I believe that the easiest way to start your own business is via direct sales and I am not the only one who thinks this way.
Both Bill Gates and Donald Trump have said that if they had to start over from scratch they would do it through direct sales.
Billionaire Warren Buffet, after purchasing a direct sales company, called it “the best investment he’d ever made”. Now he is a part of 5.
Entrepreneur Magazine called it “the wave of the future in business. It’s a powerful marketing model that’s sweeping the world and will have a greater impact than franchising.”
Fortune magazine called direct selling “the best kept secret in the business world.”
Direct sales has experienced a 91-percent growth in the last 10 years with annual sales in excess of $30 billion in the United States, and $100 billion worldwide. Let me repeat that …$100 billion.
The start up costs for direct sales are incredibly low compared to the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) now required for a franchise. And instead of having to pay monthly licensing fees, rent, utilities and wages, my monthly fees are a pack of vitamins, that I would have been buying anyway AND they are tax deductible. The brand is already established, marketing tools are available for you, and there is all the free training you could ask for. It is basically a plug and play business that you can start off doing with just a few hours a week.
But the best thing is that your growth is completely dependant on the amount of work you and your team do. The power and control is back in your hands, and instead of having to wait 3 years for a pay raise, you can get a raise every single week. You’re probably not going to retire in 6 months, but a few hours a week and consistent effort can put you on a fast track to financial freedom. I will be retired and doing this full time in less than 2 years. I will only be 39. 39 sounds a heck of a lot better than 65, doesn’t it? So I will be able to work from home. I will be able to co-parent my future children and I never have to worry about being laid off/transferred/replaced again.
Stop making someone else money. If you want to be in real control of your financial future, I urge you to consider direct sales. Reach out to one of our Lucrative Life Design or Luscious Life Design reps today for more information about what a partnership with USANA Health Sciences can do for you and your family.
Cory Rimes is a Health and Safety Advisor, Personal Trainer, and business coach with Lucrative Life Design. You can follow him on facebook at Cory Rimes PTS Personal Training Specialist or on Instagram @cory.rimes