Juanita Gonzalez and Roberto Hernandez
Infinite Possibilities – Robert and Juanita like telling the story of how they turned the tables on Pavel Gomez when he first came to show them the AMWAY™ Business Plan. As recent immigrants from Cuba, working full time and going to college, they wanted to be sure they weren’t getting into something illegal or unethical.
“So we had asked a lawyer friend to sit in and give us her opinion about the business, and when Pavel began to speak, she said, ‘No, you sit; I have some questions for you,’” says Robert. “Once she found out it was Amway, she not only highly recommended it, she said, “If you do it, you must do it well because it can change your life. And I will be your first client.”
With that, they were off and running. And, boy, did they run. Within 86 days, they hit Silver and 10 months later, they were Rubies. The two were highly motivated: Juanita wanted to bring her mother and sister to the U.S. from Cuba. She missed them terribly.
As parents, hearing our children tell us they’re proud of us is the biggest reward we’ve received in our business. – Juanita Hernández
Robert, who had been studying computer networking, saw the huge potential. “I understand the billions of combinations that can exist in a computer network – it’s infinite – and saw the same possibilities with this business.”
They learned from their mistakes, like when Juanita found out that Robert was recommending to his ARTISTRY® customers that they use the Microdermabrasion System twice a day. “They wouldn’t have faces left!” she laughs.
After two and a half years, they hit Emerald – and then they hit the proverbial brick wall.
“You have to keep working, building in depth, staying focused, and setting and hitting your goals each month,” says Juanita. “We didn’t do that.”
So they regrouped and recommitted. “We put our faith in God and then started working really, really hard,” says Robert.
And once again, they were soon back on top. Indeed, thanks in part to their efforts and those of other hard-working IBOs in their locale, in 2012 South Florida became the top sales volume group in all of the U.S.
The couple’s two children have been watching their parents’ success with wide eyes, open ears, and admiring hearts. “When they want something, we tell them they have to reach some goals first. That’s how you achieve things,” says Juanita.
Bringing her mom and sister here from Cuba, she adds, was her own greatest achievement. “To have them by my side is a dream come true for all of us,” she says.
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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