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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.
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. And with one distributorship pitch, Landaiche 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.
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 I would continue to drink it for decades to come.
I got excited about the whole concept of selling. I didn't know what I was doing, but I would learn in years to come that sometimes enthusiasm is more important than technique. Many people have knowledge and technique, but they don't have the excitement and enthusiasm to make a job a career.
Keep your enthusiasm up, and your successes will follow. How has enthusiasm spurred success in your life? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Marvin LeBlanc LUTCF, CNP, is a performance strategist and author of the number one Amazon Kindle best-selling book, Come Hell or High Water: Life Lessons from Hurricane Katrina. Marvin not only brings wisdom and insight gained from his three decades in the insurance and finance industries, but he also empowers others through his unique sharing of lessons and techniques from years of corporate and leadership training and motivational programs. A vibrant entrepreneur who makes the stage his own–and yours, Marvin’s humor-filled stories bring inspiration, heart-warming truths and tangible, strategic takeaways you can bring back to your organization.
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