Helping People Live Better Lives – Before moving to the U.S. in 1998 to marry her husband, Ron Hsu, Bonita Lin was a successful businesswoman in Taiwan. “I was a publisher with my own trade magazine,” she says. “And when I came here, I felt like I had lost everything – my career, my confidence, everything; I felt like a real nobody.”
Bonita had been introduced to the AMWAY™ business just before leaving Taiwan. It was even more appealing now; she knew it was what she wanted to do. “It was a business I could run anywhere, and I really liked the products.”
She began inviting people over to her house and sharing products with them. “I started out small, step-by-step-by-step,” she recalls. Her mentors taught her how to connect with people on a personal level, to really care about their hopes and dreams. “When I was a boss at the magazine, if someone didn’t do a good job, I would just fire them,” she recalls. “But I learned how to be patient and gentle with others. And today I have a very big heart.”
Bonita feels the hardest thing to teach people is to “stay focused on their goals, to keep their goals in front of them. It’s very easy to go from a positive attitude to a negative one. People have to believe they can succeed.”
Bonita believes in good training and education. She now has two centers where she teaches leaders about the products and brands; the leaders, in turn, train downlines.
It runs in the family
Today, says Bonita, “My life is really full and that’s why I love this business. My daughter, April, loves it, too!” she adds. “She’s only 11 but she’s already doing demonstrations with iCook®.”
As a child, Bonita experienced many health problems, so maintaining her good health now is very important to her. “I love hiking, going to the gym, and working out,” she says. “I represent Amway and I want to set a good example. People are always asking me, ‘Where do you get all your energy?’” she laughs.
She feels a great debt of gratitude to those who founded the business. “They gave an equal opportunity to the world,” she says of Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos. “I never thought I would be the kind of person who could change lives, to help people become happier. But that’s what I do every day. And I am very grateful to everyone who made this possible.”
I appreciate my mentors, who showed me how to teach this business to others in the right way. We truly are helping people live better lives.
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%.
Diamond Income Disclosure