Bob & Shelly Kummer – Buying the Ranch

Bob & Shelly Kummer, Founders Diamond, Washington  For Bob and Shelly Kummer, a strong work ethic is one of their most powerful assets. Bob was accustomed to working more than 80 hours a week as a telecommunications industry executive. As a corporate director of sales in the hospitality industry, Shelly regularly worked more than 50 hours a week. They found life to be hectic and unfulfilling – until they began channeling their efforts into building their new AMWAY™ business.

 “Once we had made the commitment, it was all out. There was no backing out. We ‘bought the ranch’ – the AMWAY business was our total focus,” says Shelly.

 Bob describes the Amway IBO Compensation Plan in terms of delayed gratification – your efforts become an investment in your future. “If you’re going to work hard, it might as
well be for yourself.”

 The Kummers’ goal was to engage in a business that “was going to give us more time for our marriage first and foremost, and we knew we wanted more time with our family.” Owning their own business has given them control over their schedule and lives. Today, the family spends free time making memories. “I think the thing we like to do most is get on a plane and experience a new place as a family,” says Shelly. “We love doing things with total spontaneity.” We can do that with our own business. The couple travels to cheer on their 15-year-old daughter in horseback riding competitions. Bob takes their 13-year-old son on hunting trips. And, when the spirit moves them, they don’t hesitate to head for a beach to enjoy the sun and sand.

 Today, the couple has their sights set on buying a real ranch, not a figurative one to suit their outdoorsy nature. Bob envisions bringing friends and family to the ranch to celebrate an “old-fashioned Christmas.” Shelly is hoping for a home where future generations of Kummers will live the dream of spending abundant quality time with family.

The average monthly gross income earned by “active” IBOs was $115 (U.S.)/$181 (CAN.).

The percentage of IBOs who achieved Double Diamond and above qualification in FY08 was .0038%.

Based on an independent survey during 2001, approximately 66% of all IBOs of record were found to be active. “Active” means an IBO attempted to make a retail sale, or presented the Amway  Independent Business Owner Compensation Plan, or received bonus money, or attended a company or IBO meeting in the year 2000.

“Gross Income” means the amount received from retail sales, minus the cost of goods sold, plus the amount of Performance Bonus retained. There may be significant business expenses, mostly discretionary, that may be greater in relation to income in the first years of operation. The success depicted may reflect income and investments outside the IBO Plan.

Diamond Income Disclosure

Diamond Income Disclosure

1 Comment

  • Gregory Hein

    Awesome story on an awesome couple! They are some of the greatest servers in the business!

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