You probably are on this page because you are looking for something different, something bigger or that little something that will make that little difference in your life – That was me in 2008
I had always wanted to be independent and not have to answer to anyone. I had spent most of my working life in selling. Something all lot of people dread the most! I just found myself in the sales industry by accident and have loved it ever since. Unlike most people I did not have a very high education and academic qualification. The selling industry saved me so much!
So back in 2010 while I was browsing the internet looking for answers on how to make money from home and I came across a little website that was promoting network marketing company so I pulled out my credit card and bought.
The next thing that happened was a lady was on the other side of the phone to me from the USA (I was living in the UK – which is where I still live) explaining more about the business. We became close acquaintances over time and although I was not sure why i had to do the things she told me to I did them anyway. From posting stickers, to talking complete strangers.
After doing everything she told me to do, I was still dead broke with a pound to my name with unpaid commissions by my employer. I thought to myself, there was more to life than this!
The Giving Up Chapter of My Life!
So I packed my things and moved in back with my parents who were at this moment in Ghana. I had had enough of it, I had given up completely and not knowing what to do next. Giving up was the best option for me at this point.
A Light Bulb Moment
While in Ghana, enjoying the sun, my parents farm and friends taking me out every night that “fighter” within me woke up. “This is not you Andy, you are better than this!”
Maybe you have had a moment in your life where you wanted to give up! Or maybe there was no other option for you – at least that’s what you thought. My father always thought us that;
It is always darkest before dawn. And that when things are tough, that’s when you know there is a miracle just round the corner so keep at it.
While at home figuring out what options were available to me, I had a lightbulb moment. An idea that changed the course of my life for good. I started consulting my sales expertise to big corporations in the country and in no time was running a business with 32 staff member strong. Life was good, things were looking up. When I sat down to look my life from the outside, I would I was very luck but deep down the stress and the worries of running a business like the one I had was very troubling to me. The company had a lot of challenges so we folded up – I packed my stuff back to England to live with my girlfriend (who I now my wife) in 2007.
This time it was game on!
What Happened Next
I knew for a fact at this point that I WILL be an entrepreneur, I would not work for anyone, I will own my life and make it work. Only this time I did not mind getting a job to get there. I worked as a sales coach for a blue-chip company here in England (while I was running business part-time) and although the money and the benefits were very good, I knew my goal was to go entrepreneurial. In November 2015, the company decided they no longer needed my services and the services of other 45 sales advisors I was coaching and managing. This was no surprise to me at all. Nearly 500 people lost their jobs that day but I had never been so excited in my life for a long time.
A New Chapter Begins
So instead of rushing into another job I set up another business right here in England. OMG! The freedom was such a breath of fresh air! This is something I had control of. But like every traditional business, there are huge disadvantages and can take up your life – in fact it started taking mine. While doing business with a client, she invited me out for a coffee to discuss business.
Little did I know it was something completely different to what I thought. There was another person present in our meeting. After she introduced this gentle “who was travelling the world and living his life” she explained the business she wanted to share with me.
All she did was to play a 20 minutes video presentation. I was not 100% sure what was it was about, but I knew there was something different about what I had seen. Still did not know it was network marketing but I not very eager to get started because I was not sure it would work.
A couple of weeks later while driving down our road I met a 75-year-old woman with a car that caught my attention. After stopping and asking she explained she was with this very company my client was trying to show me. After she told me she was making an extra $70,000 a year with her car paid for just by traveling and sharing the concept my interest was piqued.
The Journey of a 1000 Miles
I quickly sent my details to my client to get signed up to the concept and my entrepreneurial path in network marketing. I work through my network sharing this concept with people I knew and although this got me earning a fulltime income from home it was not easy. This is when I decided to build my business online.
Today life is completely different to the times when there was no food on the table, when I was homeless for a season of my life. I control how much I could make on a daily basis and the best thing is this… Time freedom is something you need to cherish the most in life. I am a grateful and lucky that I have complete control of it because I work hard on my business. To me life is an adventure that needs to be discovered!