Alberto and Michele Aguilera
Always in a good mode – Alberto and Michele Aguilera say they’re in “restart” mode. After launching their business in the Dominican Republic, they are now helping their organization spread up and down the Atlantic coast in the U.S., especially in Florida.
And after raising one daughter, Nicole, 21, who is a Gold Producer IBO, they also feel like they’re new parents again with their younger daughter, Mia, age 4. But they’re thoroughly enjoying both journeys.
They love helping others get their lives “restarted,” too. Both remember the first check they received when they were in “startup” mode. Although it was small, “It made us realize that what we’d been told was true, that checks would come if we did the work,” says Alberto. “And we decided we wanted to add more zeroes to that number.”
They had much to learn at first and each had challenges to overcome. “I wasn’t used to having so many people around us,” says Michele of their early days. “Sometimes I’d have to go to my room just to catch my breath.”
She says she also thought too much before taking action, letting indecision prevent her from moving more quickly. Alberto, who was working in sales at the time, says he talked too much with prospects at the beginning and wasn’t a very good listener.
The best advice they received, which they’ve always followed and shared with others, is: “Never stop dreaming about your future, never stop showing the Plan on a regular basis, and never take your line of sponsorship for granted.”
“That has been our model all these years,” says Alberto. “And it still is.”
In training their own downline, they often use the AMWAY™ Spanish-language training tools and resources, including the online Learning Center.
“The first step in going Diamond is making the decision to do it. It doesn’t matter where you are when you start, you have to make the decision first.” – Alberto Aguilera
Of course, sharing their favorite products is also part of their approach, and Alberto finds that the NUTRILITE® Fruits & Vegetables 2GO Twist Tubes and XS® Energy Drinks are great door openers. “They’re so convenient, and people don’t always get the nutrition and energy they need from meals. It’s a win-win.”
These days the Aguileras have all the energy they need to do whatever is required. “We still set goals every day,” says Alberto. “That’s what you do to motivate yourself when you have no boss!”
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.
Diamond Income Disclosure