Liliam Martinez and Pavel Gomez

A Logical Conclusion – Pavel Gómez has a dream: He wants to return to his native Cuba someday “with hundreds of Diamonds who could help transform the economy there,” he says.

Coming to the U.S. was the first dream that came true for Pavel. Arriving in the “land of freedom” was wonderful, he says. But as it turned out, that was just the beginning.

He says he sees many immigrants who arrive here with big dreams, but “their dreams fade away because people can’t find the vehicle necessary to achieve them.”

Pavel says he recognized right away that the AMWAY™ opportunity was a good one. “I thought it was the most logical thing I had ever seen in my life,” he recalls about the business model and Plan when he first saw it.

In fact, he couldn’t understand why everyone didn’t see it that way. Lily says even she was skeptical at first. “It was mostly because I didn’t know anything about running a business,” she recalls.

What other business out there is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and available in 80 countries and territories? – Pavel Gómez

But eventually she, too, came to believe that it was something they could succeed at if they worked together. And that’s what they did. Their goal? To have jobs with no boss and to be home for their little boy.

“We wanted to be in control of our lives,” says Lily.

Pavel and Lily believe that one of the biggest advantages the AMWAY business offers is that it’s open to anyone who wants to give it a try. “It doesn’t matter what your religion is, or where you’re from, or what race you are, or what your social status is. Anyone can learn this business,” emphasizes Pavel, adding that the educational tools and resources provided by Amway are a huge help.

“And it’s important to know that you are not doing it all by yourself – you’re part of a bigger team who supports you,” says Lily.

Pavel says he’s learned to be patient with people who don’t immediately see the benefits of the business. “I know that people are resistant to change or to trying something new. So we have to do a good job of helping them understand this great opportunity.”

Both say one of the best things of all is the fact that they’re creating a legacy for their son.

“We know there are many other people out there like us who could benefit from this business,” Pavel continues. “We just have to help them rekindle their dreams.”


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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