Thambiappah and Sujitha Thavaseelan
Helping Others Become Successful Creates Success – Ontario, Thambiappah Thavaseelan (known as Seelan to those closest to him) is no stranger to taking risks and working hard. As a young man, he left behind everything he knew in Sri Lanka to secure a fresh start for his family. “We came to Canada because of the civil war,” he explains.
“I wanted to go to university, but I worked instead to bring my family here. I’ve been with the same furniture company for 23 years now, currently as a production supervisor,” he says.
It was his wife’s AMWAY™ business, however, that made him reassess where hard work had gotten him.
“I was working a lot of overtime and very stressed,” he recalls. While attending a conference for Sujitha’s AMWAY business, Seelan listened intently to two leaders on stage. “They were both scientists with prestigious careers who made a lot of money, and yet they were persistent in building a large AMWAY business.”
He took stock of his situation – “I have no education and don’t make a lot of money” – and concluded that “I needed this business badly.”
By that time, Seelan was already referring to it as “our” business, because Sujitha, a beautician by training, had proven it would work. “I was able to quit my job and stay home with our kids (Hamsha, 15, and Vaarsha, 5),” she says. He talked to his upline about what he needed to do to succeed. “Eleven months later,” he says, “we reached Platinum.”
“Our goal last year was to help every IBO on our team make money,” she says. “When we focused on that, we became Emeralds.”
The family enjoys the travel that comes with their business, most recently to Texas and Florida. “The girls are always asking, ‘When’s our next trip? When can I start packing?’” Sujitha says, laughing.
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