Jose & Karen Pimentel – Emerald
When Karen Popa and Jose Pimentel were dating. Jose was a university student, Karen an industrial engineer.
Karen recalls, “Jose was looking for opportunities so that he could get away from working for others, where he was under paid and not appreciated. He was looking into many businesses. Luckily, the AMWAY™ business opportunity was presented to him before anything else got in the way. He told me about it and I was excited too, so we went to a seminar together and got started.”
When asked how they’ve achieved success, Jose is very practical. He admits, “At first, because we had seen nothing like it in the Domincan Republic, it was difficult to understand. We found that other people didn’t always understand the business opportunity, either. We had to be patient and explain it and encourage people. Some people laughed, but we knew that it was part of the process.”
Karen adds, “We were dating and not married, so we struggled in that dual environment. We had to learn to communicate and manage our time. What we learned improved our relationship together, and when we got married, we worked well together.”
Their focused approach to learn everything they could and apply it taught them something about themselves and others.
Jose explains, “The AMWAY business opportunity is for everyone. You take your values such as persistence, commitment, and confidence and the good things you do and you put them into practice. Focus on the people you meet and your relationships with them. And then, set goals and follow a plan each month. There is much to learn in life, and it’s important to realize that we don’t know everything. We keep learning, every day.”
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 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.
Emerald Income Disclosure