A Positive Attitude is Everything – New York, Artemio Rivera came from Mexico, hoping to help his mom and the eight siblings he left behind by sending them a portion of his paycheck. “I worked as a dishwasher in a restaurant and a sandwich maker at a deli,” he says. “Between both jobs, I worked 11 hours a day and made only $450 week.”
Artemio desired to go to university, but “I didn’t have the time or the money to do so. It was very frustrating to have dreams and see no way to achieve them, to give the best of myself and know it wasn’t enough.”
At a presentation explaining the AMWAY™ business opportunity, Artemio’s imagination fired when he considered being able to purchase a house for his mom one day. “She worked so hard to support us. That became my reason for building this business.”
It’s what he focused on with every challenge that arose. “I was very shy and had low self-esteem,” he says. “I had no money and no place to hold meetings since I shared an apartment with eight people, but I had people in my upline who inspired, supported, and believed in me.”
In time, Artemio began to believe in himself. “I learned that a positive attitude is everything.” That enabled him to land a job in finance at a pharmaceutical company. When the company was sold – and his job eliminated – he took the computer skills he learned there and repaired computers from home until reaching Sapphire.
Today, “I’m living the happiest days of my life,” he says.
April 23rd of 2011 marked the day he handed his mom the keys to her dream home – and saw the realization of his dream come true. In the process, he’s transformed his life. “When you have a dream, the difficult things become simple,” he says.
The average monthly Gross Income for “active” IBOs was $202.
Approximately 46% of all IBOs were active.
U.S. IBOs were considered “active” in months in 2010 when they attempted to make a retail sale, or presented the Amway IBO Compensation Plan, or received bonus money, or attended an Amway or IBO meeting. “Gross Income” means the amount received from retail sales, minus the cost of goods sold, plus monthly bonuses and cash incentives. It excludes all annual bonuses and cash incentives, and all non-cash awards. There may be significant business expenses, mostly discretionary, that may be greater in relation to income in the first years of operation.
The approximate percentage of Direct Fulfillment IBOs in North America who achieved Emerald status in FY10 was 0.0281%.
Emerald Income Disclosure