In November of 1979, while living in New Jersey, a good friend asked me the simple question: ‘Do you take vitamins?” Looking back now I can say that this question changed my life.
Here is what happened. Based on her enthusiasm for the products, and the 30-day guarantee that came with them, I decided to start with 4 products immediately: Herb Lax, Energizing Soy Protein, Vita-Lea and Alfalfa. Within two weeks my skin problem began to clear up, I had less headaches and noticed a big increase in energy – especially around 3-4 pm during the day! I knew immediately that there was something different about these products.
I began to tell my family and friends about the products and just based on telling the truth and word of mouth sharing, this part-time business “thing,” grew to point that by 1986 I was earning nearly $48,000.00 a year. That was more money than I ever made at my full-time job, and the most I had ever earned in my life!
Rich Dad, Poor Dad author, Robert Kiyosaki, says that one of the greatest values of a network marketing business is the life-changing business education you learn. He is so right. In 1986, armed with this new business education I learned from Shaklee, I decided to venture out into Pennsylvania to become a real estate millionaire. And, over the next 20 years, from 1986 to 2006, my partners and I purchased and sold over a million dollars worth of real estate. And, the best part of this is that during this 20 year period, while I was on a leave of absence from Shaklee and building this new real estate investment company, Shaklee continued to pay me over $180,000.00 in recurring commissions based on the work I had done in the early 80’s. This money helped pay my mortgage and car payments during this time. It was a dream situation and one that I am forever grateful.
As of 2008 I have liquidated most of my real-estate and have re-dedicated myself to the business that changed my life – Shaklee.
A great quote about health and wealth goes something like this:
“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health”
The best part of this story is that I am healthier now in my 50’s than I was in my 20’s. With Shaklee you can have them both – Health and wealth! I ask you, does it get any better than that???-Harold DiGiacomo