This is a continuation of my last post, found HERE.
After that tantalizing email from Matt I had to call him to find out what he was talking about! The conversation went something like this:
Me: What’s up?!?!
Matt: You don’t know?
Matt: Aren’t you good friends with the Rodgers?
Me: Uhhh, yeah.
Matt: Aren’t you good friends with the Marrs?
Me: MATT! JUST TELL ME!
Matt: Ok, well….
Then he begins to tell me how how John Rodgers and John Marr brought together the mobile app industry and the opportunity to build your own business. I’ll tell you right now that I’m not a professional network marketer. I join things like Melaleuca, Mary Kay, Creative Memories, Usborne Books, and Isagenix for their product. I never even had a clue about how the compensation plans works. (Well, except for Isagenix. That’s a product I can stand behind, but that’s a different post.) I had no idea what I was getting into, but I knew that it was going to be good.
By the time I got off the phone with Matt I knew that God had opened a door for me. I also knew that this would be a challenge for me. I’d need to move out of my comfort zone and be brave. I know that John and John are good men with good values, amazing character, and a heart for people. I’ve known them most of my adult life. I knew that no matter how difficult this might be for me, I wanted to stand with them and support them. Here was the kicker. They had opened pre-enrollment on January 2 to people John R. knew in the network marketing business. It was now January 4 and 3000 people had enrolled! I stood at my sink doing dishes while talking to Matt and I distinctly remember pausing and thinking, “Those people know network marketing. Those are some successful people. I think they know more than I do about this, I better get on it.”
That day I went to my computer and signed up for something called iLivingApp. That night I told my good friend Lennox about it. He signed up the next day. He’s a smart guy, yo. He didn’t sign up because he loves me and wants to make me feel good. He’s not like that at all. Lookie there! I have my first personally enrolled sponsor and all I did was read information from the website and say, “I don’t know” a whole lot!
What is iLivingApp? Well, to put it simply, it’s the marriage of the multi-billion app industry and home based network marketing. It’s the first of its kind. The app that pays in so many ways.
What is the app? What’s so great about it? (I just have to tell you right now that I LOVE it!) It revolves around personal development; goal setting, sales, time management, parenting, leadership skills, communication, and the list goes on. Weekly videos delivered straight to your smart phone each week. Don’t have a smart phone? Well, we have that covered! You can also access the web app. Right now there are videos in the archive from John Rodgers, Greg Reid, and Scott Duffy. I have especially appreciated the ones by Scott Duffy about setting goals. John R. is currently doing a series on success. What does that mean to you?
I’ll tell you what success doesn’t mean to me. Success doesn’t mean that I’m wealthy and everyone knows my name while I work 24/7 and my kids slip away. As you well know, if you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, that some of my kids have some big hurts to overcome. Simply put, success means choices. Maybe success isn’t even the word I’m looking for here. I know the vision I have for my family. Maybe vision is better word. I envision healing the hearts and brains of my family, hearts loving and seeking after Him. I don’t want the paying of the monthly bills to be a burden or even a concern. For me, I see myself as fit and healthy. No debt, oh for all that is good and lovely, I want to be debt free. Not only do I want to be debt free I want to go beyond that and be financially prepared for the future. I want to teach my kids to dream, but not in that wishful thinking. Not in the way where a fairy godmother comes down and grants your wishes. I want them to dream and then get moving. Want to travel the world? Ok, what’s the first step? Want to pack up the kids and travel in an RV? Ok, how can we make that happen? We are not victims of circumstance here.
Oh, I have so much more to say!
Guess what happened on January 9, 2013? I get a phone call from Matt again. “Hey Dar, sooo what do you think about doing customer service for us?” You serious? I know have an hourly paid job for more than I’ve ever been able to make before and I get to work from home and chose my own hours? Um, hello, YES!!!!! If you’re friends with me on Facebook you’ll get to see how much I love my job. Here’s another perk for you: I get to work with 3 of my best friends on our customer support team! I also get to talk to the greatest people on the phone and in emails. People from all over the world!
Last night was our first LIVE iLA event in Salem, Oregon. I cannot tell you the feeling I have when I see John R. up there sharing his heart and vision with all of us. I won’t lie, I get choked up. His heart for people like pure gold. He wants to see good things for people, he want to help them be who they are called to be. I’ve seen him in action over the years, pouring his heart into the lives of people around him.
I am with you John and I feel so privileged to be part of what you’re doing here. Thanks for letting me be part of it.