Help people realize their dreams – Juan & Alicia Ruelas
The maximum – commitment, hard work, and perseverance – has helped the couple realize the power of free enterprise. In 2001, Juan fulfilled a boyhood dream and financed a new house for his grandmother who raised him. You can’t reap the rewards without putting forth the effort, says Juan. Owning your own business “helps people realize their goals and dreams,” adds Juan.
Ten years after launching their AMWAY business, Juan and Alicia continue to work hard and reap the rewards of owning their own business. Both have retired from their teaching jobs and are enjoying more time with their three boys, ages 5, 7, and 14. And, Juan planned to take his family and business associates to World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
As they continue to build their AMWAY business, they have embraced a philosophy of perseverance and professionalism. Our business, say the Ruelases, is our career. Alicia remembers a commitment she made early on in the couple’s business endeavor. “I was going to take it as professionally as teaching,” she says. Though retired from the classroom, teaching is still a big part of the couple’s life. The Ruelases guide and mentor new IBOs through a process of learning, practicing, and leading by example. “It’s (a lot) more than just bringing people in,” says Alicia.
|Juan believes that relationship skills are essential. “Care for others,” he says. “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” To fellow Spanish-speakers, he offers this message of encouragement: “Sí, se puede.” Yes, we can.|
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.
Diamond Income Disclosure