Ganesh & Neha Shenoy – The Great Life
We don’t have to plan around our jobs. We are able to plan our life around our family.
Ganesh and Neha Shenoy remember when their successful careers tied them to traditional business schedules and their days were spent in cubicles. He was a recruiting manager in the automotive industry. She was a software business consultant. And their two young sons were in day care.
“When we decided to put our focus on our AMWAY™ business, we weren’t just looking for a good life, we were looking for a great life,” says Ganesh.
Ganesh started the AMWAY business while single and working full time. After he and Neha married, he continued to build it on his own. When Ganesh earned Emerald, Neha decided to join him. “I believed in the products, and saw Ganesh’s passion grow and the potential this business offered,” she recalls.
Working together, the Shenoys have helped mentor and build strong downline leadership teams – teams that have continued to grow.
Professional approach meets entrepreneurial drive
Reflecting on their own path to Amway independent business ownership, Ganesh and Neha say they are able to draw on their experiences in their previous work lives to bring people from diverse careers into their group. In many cases, their downline business owners are already successful in their fields, and become strong leaders in the business. They find the ease of start-up, no overhead and warehousing, and minimal costs to be significant benefits not often seen in other business start-ups.
“We’ve all had similar experiences in the workplace,” says Ganesh. “We share some of the same frustrations of working for others, but more importantly, we share the ability to set clear goals, stay focused, and get the job done.”
Ganesh and Neha are confident that they offer a better option. “We help others find greatness in this business that they won’t find in other jobs,” says Ganesh.
Ganesh offers this advice to new business owners who launch a new AMWAY business while employed elsewhere: “Start with 20 to 30 hours a week in addition to
your regular job. Build a balanced business and you can begin to replace existing income. Even if you don’t want to give up your current career, this will give you something to fall back on if something were to happen in your profession.”
The couple works to promote the success of each of the business owners in their group. “To encourage them to keep going forward, we send extra cases of products we think they should try,” says Neha. “It’s a nice bonus, because it doesn’t cost them anything to hand out samples to their customers, and sampling is a great way to improve retail volume.”
Making memories together
In helping new IBOs build their businesses, Neha says she’s never disappointed with the profound impact this business can have on family happiness, whether people pursue the business full or part time.
The Shenoys are living proof. They are active members of a Hindu temple near their home. They support an organization focused on improving life for autistic children. And Ganesh and Neha derive enormous personal fulfillment from their own children, 6-year-old Aditya and 2-year-old Ayush.
“I get to be a part of their everyday lives,” says Ganesh, beaming as he recounts experiencing milestones with his sons. “Hearing first words, encouraging first steps, teaching values, having fun … these are the memories we carry with us forever. I’ll never forget their faces. Great family memories are the real rewards of this business.”
Summertime on the lake behind their home is treasured. Neha is an avid water skier, and Ganesh is happiest behind the wheel of their ski boat. Aditya loves the thrill of inner-tubing, while Ayush is learning to float with a life jacket in the safety of Mom and Dad’s arms.
The Shenoys loved Achievers 2009 in Orlando. Says Neha, “There was so much for our family to do … swimming, water slides, and playing in the sand. It was exciting from the minute we checked in. Our 6-year-old ran from room to room in our suite, just giggling with delight.”
She compares this experience with the alternative. “Our jobs couldn’t have provided for such lavish vacations. There would have been no suites and certainly no limos. And, our vacation time would have been limited to just a couple of weeks per year.”
The couple nurtures their native culture in the next generation, speaking Hindi at home and teaching traditions. “Neha and I want our kids to know their heritage and be fluent in both languages,” says Ganesh. “As our boys get older, we plan to all travel to India a few times a year.”
Keeping family in the center of their life is paramount. “We don’t have to plan around our jobs,” says Ganesh, “Neha and I are able to plan our life around our family.”
Taking care of each other
The Shenoys also make time for their health – as individuals and as a couple. Their daily routine includes a workout at the gym and taking NUTRILITE® dietary supplements. Having recently earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Ganesh credits The Perfect Pack for your health for giving him a physical and mental edge.
Neha says, “We enjoy having a schedule that gives us ‘couple time.’ We believe that this keeps our marriage strong and happy.”
She reflects on a fantastic trip with Ganesh to Peter Island. “It’s paradise: We sailed on a catamaran, walked hills, and relaxed on the beach. No cell phones, no laptops. Every couple should have this alone time together – to connect on a deeper level, without distractions of a busy life.”
The ripple effect
Ganesh and Neha dared to dream for more, and they urge others to do the same. “Make sure your dreams are bigger than your daily struggles,” says Ganesh. “Learn everything you can from your upline mentors, develop a strong clientele to build volume, and leaders to build your business.”
Neha adds, “It’s amazing to think that right now our business grows because of the hard work and dedication we put into it when we were only able to dream about the rewards. We call it the ripple effect.”
That ripple extends through every aspect of the Shenoys’ lives – and to each new business owner touched by their leadership.
These are the memories we carry with us forever. I’ll never forget their faces. Great family memories are the real rewards of this business.
Learn everything you can from your upline mentors. Develop a strong clientele to build volume and leaders to build your business.
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.
Diamond Income Disclosure