When I first started thinking about my future, I was 17 years old. I was actually looking for a vehicle on a used car lot. There were probably less than 15 cars in the lot.
This is where I met Noel Landaiche. I don't know if he really saw anything in me other than a young, energetic high school student who worked at the grocery store and played high school football. Landaiche was involved with a multilevel marketing company out of Utah called Meadow Fresh Farms. He got my attention - maybe he mentioned money or appealed to my nobler motives in some way. As fate would have it, I was invited to an introductory meeting held at an old tire warehouse building, of all places. They had set up portable chairs. Meadow Fresh Farms made powdered milk. The powdered milk had sweet dairy whey in it and it was and is great for those lactose intolerant folks out there. Sweet dairy whey is one of the highest quality sources of protein known to man.
Yes, money was a motivator for me, but the idea of owning my own distributorship was even more appealing. I was young and open, so I listened and got involved. I think I actually had to lie on the distributor application because you had to be 18 to become a distributor for this marketing company. But I got involved. In 1978, I drank the product and to this day, the original product of Meadow Fresh Farms is still in my pantry.
I got excited about the whole concept of selling. I didn't know what I was doing, but enthusiasm is more important than technique. Many people have knowledge and technique, but they don't have the excitement and enthusiasm.
Keep your enthusiasm up and your successes will follow.