"The true measure of success lies in what is yet to be achieved after each milestone, how many lives you will touch with your story, and how many families will be impacted by the purpose you serve."
I was first introduced to Nu Skin when I was a college senior at the University of the Philippines. Growing up in a family of non-entrepreneurs, I found the incomes appallingly large and dismissed the idea to be another pyramid scam.
The year 2007 was tough for a fresh graduate like me. I lost my dad to cancer in early February. This inevitably led to my family’s decision to move to the United States. Against everyone’s will especially my mother’s, I chose to stay in the Philippines with the belief that success can be found in this country.
Challenging as my situation was, I had the opportunity of venturing into a trading and real estate business with my Sorority Sister from the University of the Philippines. Being a seasoned entrepreneur herself, she influenced my formative months as a fresh graduate to be keen in business dealings instead of just settling for mere employment.
A year passed and I was comfortably supporting myself at the age of 20. Though our businesses provided well for my needs, our family had greater financial burdens as my late father’s illness and passing left us in debt. More than that, I had to help provide for my mom and sister based in the United States. I was seeking for something better—something that can give me the most results in terms of financial growth, lifestyle and significance at the shortest period of time.
Soon enough, the Lord answered my prayer when I chanced upon a friend from Nu Skin during an online conversation in late July of 2008. Unlike most people who get invited to the business, I volunteered to sign-up with my friend and the rest was history.
I fell in love with the business the moment I started working with the team.
I owe everything to my mentors for helping me get remarkable results immediately. Their vision allowed me to see a clear future for myself in the coming years, one filled with abundance in both money and time. Their example moved me to be extremely diligent in my work ethic, pushing me to let go of bad habits that did not contribute to my success. I decided to intentionally surround myself with positive goal-oriented people, and ease myself out of the circles that were toxic, jaded and negative.
As I learned the ropes, I made it a point to start my day early and finish late, keeping in mind that I have to stay the course and finish strong amidst the obstacles that started coming in droves. I endured sneers and gossip from people who passed judgment on me, saying I was materialistic and workaholic, gravely insulting my calling to be an outstanding breadwinner. I experienced a tumult of rejection and mockery from friends who did not believe in our industry and had my fair share of people telling me what a waste of time this all was.
I embraced the concept of delayed gratification so I clocked-in the most number of hours possible to work on my business EVERY. SINGLE.DAY. I desired so much to be a master of my craft doing everything without complaining and it catapulted me to quick success in the first two years in the business.
I learned though, that the enemy of growth is not decline, but stagnation. For a little more than two years after reaching my first major milestone, I allowed my success to get the better of me, and I became blind and deaf to those who have been my moral compasses in the business. I was arrogant and too ambitious, and I lost my focus on the core values of my business and my team. I was at my lowest point in my life when my mentors decided to help me get back on my feet again. It was an excruciating process of realizing my mistakes, committing to change and remembering why I was in Nu Skin in the first place. And as God restored what was lost, I found myself blitzing to Blue Diamond in just a quarter of the time I have been in the business.
It was during my second chapter in Nu Skin that I truly found the essence of this business. That its core of existence is rooted mainly on the people who are successful in it—not because of what they do, but because of who they are and what they stand for. That our greatest mission in the business is not to just earn millions but to be a force for good throughout the world and serve as an inspiration to many.
Where else can you find an opportunity that teaches one a higher sense of self-worth and confidence, pushing you to work beyond capacities of what you believe possible? Where else could you find such an elite team of like-minded people all with the same passion to succeed? Where else can you find a vehicle that gets you to your goals the fastest alongside helping others in their pursuits as well?
For more than a million times over , I am humbled by how the people in this business teach me priceless lessons on loyalty, integrity, forgiveness and trust. I am grateful that the Lord gave me such a tremendous blessing in the form of a business wherein incredible results are warranted by hard-work, patience, persistence and determination to succeed. I am thankful for how all these reoriented me to have an uncompromising belief that a life of true prosperity is worth all the sacrifice.
All these and more I have gained from almost 6 years in Nu Skin. I boast not of my paycheck, travels and things, for these I believe are just icing on the cake. The true measure of success lies in what is yet to be achieved after each milestone, how many lives you will touch with your story, and how many families will be impacted by the purpose you serve. In the end, we must liberate ourselves from all inhibitions and make success our one and only non-negotiable.
May you be inspired by the words of Ayn Rand, one of the greatest capitalist writers of all time:
In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours.
To God be the Glory.
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