Rajasekharan Kadalayil and Sudha Sivadasan
There’s always a silver lining – Raj Kadalayil had the foresight to start an Amway™ business “because I wanted a back-up plan,” says the software engineer. What he didn’t anticipate was the dramatic hit his investments would take a few years later. He and Sudha got married a month before starting Platinum qualification. Their trip to see the Amway facilities in Ada was “life changing,” he says. “It made us want to build our business even faster.”
Were they ever glad they did.
When the dot-com bubble burst – and their investments went south – the income from their business helped them get out of debt.
“It took us two years, but we did it,” says Sudha, who worked in inside sales. “It was then that I saw the potential security in this business,” she adds.
Now their goal is to be financially independent so that Raj can leave his job in management. “We’re building the business for our girls’ future,” Sudha adds.
Daughters Navya (7) and Thara (3) have brought a new focus to Raj and Sudha’s goals. “We don’t want them to ever experience the ups and downs we’ve gone through financially,” she says.
The family is excited about “traveling around the world” to help others build their own Amway businesses. “We want to be the right example for our team,” Raj states. “I see a lot of people getting help through us,” Sudha adds, “now and in the future.”
For example, when Sudha was facing some health challenges, she spent six months in India. Today, they have a big business there. It “grew despite the challenges I experienced at that time,” she shares.
“Normally, when challenges come, people get bitter about it,” Raj replies. However, “There’s always a silver lining,” he insists. “The friends we’ve made in this business helped us through. Now we can help others face similar challenges.”
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