Zaily Carmona and Damián Millán
Enjoying the Journey – When Damián and Zaily Millán were first introduced to the AMWAY™ Business Opportunity, they were both excited by the potential it offered. Damián came to this country with only an eighth-grade education and had been working as a truck driver for 10 years.
The couple knew that achieving the lifestyle they dreamed of would take more than what they were earning at the time. “I remember when I was just 9 years old, thinking, I want to go to the United States and become a millionaire!” laughs Zaily.
For the first time, she began thinking maybe that wasn’t such a far-fetched goal.
Damián says he realized right away that he would have to change. “In order to succeed, I had to undergo a process of personal growth. I needed to read self-improvement books and gain confidence,” he explains.
Once he did become more confident, there was no stopping them. “I remember a period of about two months when we didn’t sleep much at all because we were so excited about what we were doing,” he says. “I said to Zaily, ‘This is it, my love! This is what we’ve been looking for!’”
They worked at it every day and every success they had fueled their dreams. “Life is too beautiful to just sit and do nothing,” says Zaily. “We knew we could reach Diamond if we didn’t let any obstacles get in our way.”
“It’s all about having the right attitude, having the humility to know you can’t do it on your own,” says Damián. “What is wonderful about this business is that you always have someone who’s gone ahead of you, guiding you along the way.”
Whether talking with people about the products or the business opportunity, we focus on what they need, not what we want to offer them. – Damián Millán
They say they always encourage people to enjoy the journey instead of looking at it as something to suffer through. And instead of being discouraged when they heard the word “no,” they were inspired to find others who, like them, could see the potential this business offered. “You can’t let anything stop you. You have to have a burning desire in your heart to reach your goals and be an example for others,” advises Damián.
He says achieving Diamond was like graduating from a university: “We had our title, we received our recognition, which is so important in this business. But it is not our final destination – it’s just one more step in our journey.”
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