Hugo and Miriam Burgos
Curiosity Brings Rewards – Hugo Burgos says he was never one to pay much attention to coincidences. That is, until the day he stopped to visit his cousin. “Someone was showing him the AMWAY™ Business,” recalls Hugo.
A few weeks later, he overheard a phone conversation the same cousin was having about an event at a nearby hotel in relation to the business. Although his cousin wasn’t interested in going, Hugo’s curiosity got the best of him, and he decided on the spot to go see for himself what this was all about.
So Hugo basically explored the business on his own, before he even had a sponsor. After attending yet another seminar, he came home and said to Miriam, “I have found a way to become a professional!”
“We feel that our real mission is to help others help themselves.” – Hugo Burgos
She didn’t share his enthusiasm. “I thought it was mostly about selling and I’m a very shy person, so I didn’t think it was for me,” she recalls. But then she attended a seminar herself and, “I was fascinated,” she says. “I saw how people treated one another, especially the husbands and wives; there was so much harmony. So when they showed us the Plan I thought, ‘This business is for us.’”
Hugo’s background is in martial arts; he was an instructor for a special armed forces team. At 45 years old, he felt the business offered him a way not to be dependent on anyone else for earning his living. Miriam, too, had been working for someone else for more than 20 years.
He says he became a different person after they began achieving some success. His confidence grew and he felt so much acceptance from his group that his whole perception of life changed.
Miriam says that when they hit Emerald level, “We were feeling a little too comfortable. We had come from nothing and so achieving that success was enough for us.”
Their upline encouraged them to focus on helping others achieve what they had. “When we started doing that, things began to change again,” she says.
“We realized it’s not about the income or getting an SUV; what’s important is helping others who are as thankful for this opportunity as we are,” says Hugo. “It’s extraordinary.”
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.
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