Eliza Kupidurska - Blue Diamond Director
There are no simple paths in life. The important thing is never to give up and go your own way. My life was never a bed of roses, but on the other hand, I have the impression that it actually was.
I was born in a small Polish town. It was a tough time in Poland – the entire country was in economic, social and political crisis. My Mum raised me. There was often too little to make a living, so she had to go abroad for long months to earn more money. Thanks to her, I could have additional classes and activities and feel no worse than other kids.
I knew from the beginning that if I wanted more, I needed to organise it for myself. I started working as a child – helping my Mum with weeding people’s gardens, collecting tomatoes and berries. That was my way to pay for the “American bubble gum” which was only available in the special stores with foreign goods.
I studied in the capital, and I worked for a living. I was ready to do anything to keep up as my Mum could not afford two households. I worked as a hostess, cleaned houses, gave private lessons, sold insurance and learned.
I was taught personal responsibility and diligence from an early age.
I graduated from a course in Food Technology, then Marketing and Management and I found my first professional dream job in marketing. These were days when marketing was a new field – the work fascinated me, helped me to develop myself, enabled me to travel all over the world and earn really good money. With my first salary, I bought an automatic washing machine for my Mum – it was an amazing luxury in Poland and for me the greatest joy and opportunity to make up for years of effort, love and sacrifices.
For 20 years, I worked in managerial positions for the biggest corporations in Poland, but when I turned forty, I felt burned out despite the fact that for so long this work fulfilled me. I gave up my job overnight and decided to start my “new life” as an entrepreneur. I graduated from my next studies – dietetics – and started my own business as a dietitian. As not everything went my way, I started to look for additional earnings and then Nu Skin came to my life.
I was not even registered but, listening to my intuition, I borrowed money for the ticket and went to Budapest for the Success Summit and there decided to start with Nu Skin.
At first, I had the impression that it was going to be easy. Surely everyone would love to do this business! However, it was not as I thought – within one and a half years I only reached the title of Lapis Partner, which I quickly lost. I heard lots of refusals and had many disappointments despite my hard work. But I remembered the words from my first conference: “Never give up, attend all events, you never know when you will hear one sentence which completely changes your business and your life”, and this was the case for me.
I went to all events, business presentations, product presentations, foreign conferences, and even went to Provo. Three years ago, I went to my next Success Summit in Budapest, and this was “my” moment. I heard then that this business might be done online, and this was a solution for me!!! I started with new energy as if it was my first day in business, and as if there was not one and a half years behind me. I rediscovered the Nu Skin business. I contacted some of the same people as before and offered them Nu Skin’s great products and/or explained the business opportunity, and a lot of them said “yes”. I emanated such incredible energy that it was hard for them to refuse this time. And this energy has not left me until this day. This time I achieved Blue Diamond Director title within one and a half years – can you see the difference? Ha, ha, ha!
I am often asked what the secret of my success is. You are probably curious too…
First of all, I chose my path in Nu Skin, the path which suited me. I truly believed that I could do it. I am not giving up even though I have my own crises and tough days, both personally and in business. I take responsibility for myself every day – for my successes and for my failures. I take care of my business partners, often putting their success ahead of my own. I’m happy as a child with every little victory: the first Facebook post, the first product sold, LOI clicked, new customer registered, etc. Even now, the hard work never stops, but for me, it is worth it.
I don’t judge people. I think everyone can work with Nu Skin, and get a chance to reach the goals they set themselves with hard work and dedication – no matter where they come from, what gender they are, their age, their education and experience. We are all different, but equal! I see every day how their lives change for the better, how they develop self-esteem, how they start to believe they are allowed to dream, then start to have them and make them come true!!! It makes me strong in this business and makes me hungry for more and more and my vision is really huge. But I will tell you more about that in the next episode…
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