Nancy Moy and Kim Wong*
Turning the Corner to Find Success – “I feel so very lucky and appreciative that I’ve been able to achieve Executive Diamond,” says Nancy Moy.
Overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude for the Corporation and everyone in her group, she explains how, when she was first introduced to Amway, opportunity and success didn’t seem like real possibilities: “I never dreamed that I would come so far as to reach Diamond. I want people to know that I’m really grateful to all the IBOs upline and downline from me, and for everything they’ve done to support me through these years. We work so well together, and it’s my hope and dream that they will also attain the successes available to them through this great business we are in.”
Encouragement and support guided their way
Even with uncertain first steps into their business, Nancy and her husband, Kim Wong, saw their way to opportunity, and then they went for it. Nancy credits the support of other IBOs who were knowledgeable, patient and always on hand to offer guidance and to cheer them on – each and every step of the way.
The first time Nancy heard about Amway, she was working for another company. “At that time I was in Malaysia and working for a Japanese direct-sales company. Someone brought up AMWAY™ products in conversation. They took me to a couple of Amway meetings, they explained the business, but not well enough that it was interesting to me. So I came away making only a small purchase of a vitamin product. And that was it.”
Later, she and Kim moved to the United States and the subject of Amway resurfaced. Nancy points to the irony in the beginning of their business. “Actually, it was my husband who first started our AMWAY business. I wasn’t available or interested because I was already busy with two jobs.”
Nancy admits, “Kim started our AMWAY business on his own. He told me he wanted to do it because his friend asked him to. Meeting and interacting with new people was always a big challenge for him, so I was confused about why he would do such a thing.” For about two years, Kim struggled with building the business. He didn’t make much progress and needed help finding new customers and learning how to approach them. “So IBOs upline from us, and also his friends, kept coming to me, encouraging me to join Kim in the business.”
Nancy continued to work mornings in a beauty salon and afternoons in a restaurant until their business took hold. And with her natural abilities to put people at ease, explain ideas, and build trust in people she’s only just met, Nancy went to work alongside Kim. She understood well her strengths and the challenges she would be facing and she put them to work to bring in new customers and make introductions. Though what she didn’t realize was how well her work would be rewarded, or the extent of opportunities available to them.
Another turning point for her was when she attended the 35th anniversary of Amway Corporation in Ada. “At this event, I was pleasantly surprised to be among the many professional people choosing our business – doctors, lawyers, and so on. This gave me even more confidence in Amway and made me think, ‘If they can do it, why can’t we?’”
Year by year, goal by goal
Customers and prospects eventually began to get comfortable with both Kim and Nancy. As they worked together, they learned how to maximize each other’s strengths as business partners. Smiling, Nancy says with a spark of enthusiasm, “And that’s when I began to grasp this business and the opportunity that was right there in our hands.”
Each new year in the business, Nancy and Kim aspire to reach for and achieve greater goals. Nancy says as they work toward their own success, they also hope every IBO in their organization will follow in their footsteps to achieve Diamond.
I’d never dreamed that I could possibly afford such a beautiful house with so many amenities. On reaching Diamond, we bought a lovely seaside house with a gorgeously landscaped yard.” - Nancy
Nancy advises IBOs to start with a goal in mind. If you don’t dream about reaching Diamond, it’s not even possible to attain it. However, Nancy says, “For anybody who has a goal, for anyone who wants to reach Diamond, if he or she has set their minds and attention to that goal, they’ve already taken the first step.”
Getting to know AMWAY products and The Plan is also important to an IBO interested in building a successful business. Nancy and Kim encourage IBOs to be familiar with product ingredients, nutritional values, and benefits. She continues, “When you introduce products to new prospects and clients, be sure to help them understand these benefits and how they meet their needs and fit into their lifestyle.”
In addition, it’s important to develop and educate IBOs and take note if someone has a health or nutrition interest. Nancy says, “When we take personal interest and introduce products that fill a need or wish, then customers are happy. It’s a rewarding business approach when happy customers come back for more. It’s less about selling and more about serving.”
Nancy says she’s happiest anytime she has an opportunity to introduce AMWAY products, and she’ll talk with anyone who will listen. “I take pride in talking about our products. I use them myself, so I can answer questions from my knowledge and personal experience. People want to understand why they should use this supplement or that one, how it’s made with the highest-quality ingredients, and why it will fit into their lifestyle.”
Life is full of color and joy
Nancy had always thought hers was an impossible dream – to one day own her own home. As a result of their success in their AMWAY business, Kim and Nancy were able to make that dream come true.
She says it’s truly a beautiful thing. “I’d never dreamed that I could possibly afford such a beautiful house with so many amenities. On reaching Diamond, we bought a lovely seaside house with a gorgeously landscaped yard. It’s so comfortable, wonderful, and peaceful living here.”
Nancy sends her best wishes to other new Diamond IBOs. Her hope is that they will join other Diamonds around the world who are continuing to put effort toward achieving newer and greater goals. She encourages IBOs to “be successful by expanding your businesses internationally. Set your goals high, and aim to be recognized with a new pin every year.”
Nancy ends by extending her thanks to Amway “for giving me everything I needed to be successful and for improving our life and the lives of our children.”
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.
Diamond Income Disclosure