Steve & Marcia Victor continue a family legacy – pay it forward!
Steve & Marcia Victor, Founders Platinum, started business in January 1994, Massillon, Ohio “My heroes are my parents. My dad is a second generation IBO, and my kids will be fourth generation,” says Steve Victor. “Dad set a great example. He built his business separate from his dad’s. He inspires me to this day.”
Steve met Marcia in college. Marcia says, “I was set. I was planning to climb the corporate ladder.” Hearing about the business helped her realize there were some things she hadn’t fully thought out. The big one was how to balance a demanding career and the family she’d always wanted.”
“That was plan A thinking,” according to Steve (Plan A represents the way most people work and live, plan B represents this business and its opportunities). “We like to say, ‘Every one needs a plan B.’”
It didn’t take a lot of convincing for Marcia to put plan A behind her. First she fell in love with Steve, then with the people in the business. She became Steve’s first IBO.
“Because this is a family business we spend time at the family office – me, my brother(Joe), and other staff members. When we’re done there, we head home to build our own business by driving the miles and showing the IBO Compensation Plan. Our purpose is to pay it forward, to offer hope, and to provide an opportunity to build dreams,” shares Steve. “We represent something unique because we are a third generation business. We have history, tradition, and lineage. We want to set an example for other families in the business.”
Marcia adds, “We encourage people to believe in themselves. When they become a part of the team, they are welcomed with open arms. We encourage people to not look at the past, but focus on a bright future. We also let them know that they are in business for themselves, but they’ll never be alone. We are a team and we create an atmosphere for people to win.”
What Steve and Marcia enjoy most today is being able to combine business with pleasure, being home with their kids, Kayla (11) and Cody (8) and having the freedom to travel and do things as a family, between speaking engagements, meetings, and training sessions.
With no boss to ask for time off, the family takes advantage of their flexible schedule. Steve says, “One of our favorite things to do is to go to my parent’s lake house where we go boating and tubing, visit the amusement park, and just have laughs together.”
Marcia adds, “It means so much to give our kids these memories.”
Steve and Marcia look forward to a bright future and what they will accomplish together as partners with their organization. Steve says, “This is so big! We’re here to help create an atmosphere for people to win – to be a part of our family, our team.”
Steve and Marcia’s favorite products:
Steve: “When I drink a Black Cherry XS® Energy Drink, I’m ready to roll!”
Marcia: “I love the TIME DEFIANCE® 3-D Lifting Serum, for me and for my clients. Everyone who tries it, loves it! During the day I meet with IBOs and do skin care sessions. I like to help the newest IBOs create fun parties featuring ARTISTRY® beauty products and PERSONAL ACCENTS® jewelry and accessories.”
Both: “Of course it is NUTRILITE® BRAINIUMS DHA® for the kids!”
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 Global 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.