October 2011 was the turning point in my life. My personal and my business lives were changed forever. David Wood knew I was not pleased with the way the network marketing model worked. I have a hard time making money just because of my team, I wanted to make money with my team. The standard Network Marketing model requires 90 percent of your team to barley get by so they make their autoship, so you can get your big check. I wanted a system where I could make money with my team not because of my team.
Three years ago David said, "Roy, I have the solution but you must meet me in Orlando". I told him, just tell me what it is. He wouldn't do it, so I came to Orlando and during the middle of the "Live The Dream" event, we had our own little secret meeting in David's suite. The first day there were only a few. Then word spread and the next day it doubled, then more the next day. I was there in the beginning. If you watch any of the video from that first night, you will see me standing next to David Sharpe while he explains the system on the whiteboard.
I was blown away. I had never seen a system like it, because there never has been a system like it. Since then, many have tried to copy it but they have all failed. Why, because as we just learned in the State of the Empower Network address. David was so determined to see his dream come true, that he has personally been funding it out of his pocket. I don’t know anyone else that would have done that for three years.
We now have a CEO and a creative director running Empower Network like a real company. A company that will be here in 10, 20, 30 years. Yes we only make 70% commissions but we never made 100% because we were paying all the fees. Now we make a full 70%, so that is a lot easier to explain to your new prospects. No one else pays 70%, so where else are you going to go. The company must make money to grow and sustain itself. I for one want this company to be around forever. I want my grandkids to take it over from me and pass it down to their grandkids.
If you are one of those that chase after every shiny object that catches their eye, you will never succeed. But if you want to be with a company that will be here when you great – great - grandchildren are looking for the best company to work with, then you should be in Orlando.
If you are on my team and are not coming because you have no place to stay, I have a room and as long as there is floor space, you are invited. Evey event I have attended, I learned something that changed everything for me. I made new friends that helped me. Get to this event. You still have a day. Be here.