With families to support, many adults are often unwilling to leave a secure, fulltime job, albeit one that they hate, to pursue their dreams. Following your dream is often viewed as risky, and should you choose this path, you’re sure to raise a few sceptical eyebrows along the way. When Annique Consultant, Sanette Horn, left her fulltime job to build her own business, she didn’t see it as a risk, but as an opportunity. Her “risk” paid off in the biggest way she could ever have imagined.
More than 30 years ago, Annique Consultant, Sanette Horn, was earning a good salary at her fulltime, corporate job.
“However, it was a man’s world,” she says. “I was working just as hard as my male colleagues, but they received the fat increases at the end of the day. Feeling fed up, I mentioned this to my Annique Consultant who I regularly bought products from.
“‘Why don’t you join Annique fulltime?’ she asked. “’Then you can determine your own salary.’”
“Thinking back, it was a risk. My husband and I just bought a new house, and we needed every cent to cover our expenses. But, at the time, I wasn’t worried about the risk. I saw the opportunity of building a successful business for myself. I went straight to my boss and resigned with 24 hours’ notice.”
“I jumped right into my new business by phoning everyone I knew to tell them about the healing properties of Rooibos in the Annique products. My main focus was the skin-care range. People were very supportive and I worked into the late hours of the night to do product demonstrations and to introduce people to Annique. I recruited people from day one. After only one month, I had managed to earn the same salary as at my previous job and I was able to buy a car! My husband, who was shocked by my resignation, was now able to relax, as I was able to contribute to paying the bills.”
“My salary didn’t depend on my gender or on what others deemed fit anymore; it depended solely on me and my effort. I was free to fetch my children at school and to work the hours that suited me. I worked hard to build a successful business, and fifteen years later the real value of my multi-level marketing business became more apparent than ever…”
“In my forties , I was diagnosed with a debilitating, chronic illness. Getting up in the mornings became a challenge. My Annique business was and is still my lifesaver as it enables me to keep working at my own pace. I wouldn’t have been able to hold a fulltime job, as I often feel tired and weak. The benefit of a multi-level marketing business like Annique is that you are able to earn a passive income. Even when I am feeling too ill to work, I still earn an income based on my team’s performance.”
“All those years ago, I took a chance by starting my own business. I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if I wasn’t brave enough to follow my dream. Fortunately, I did, and I’m able to still live the life that I choose.”
Selling AMC was the best decision ever because I had the best of both worlds - to be a mother as well as climbing the corporate ladder.
Looking back over my 20 year career with AMC, it seems like I’m watching a movie. Before AMC all I had was a matric certificate, and I was a housewife. But look at the income I earn today! We’ve travelled overseas so many times, and the benefits are endless. I am very grateful to AMC for giving everyone the same opportunity with no discrimination. All the things I wanted, like the freedom to work in my own time and to ensure I am with my children, has been possible.
My proudest moment is my daughter receiving her B Com degree in Forensic Accounting. If it wasn’t for AMC I wouldn’t have been able to afford the University fees, accommodation and books. After 4 years of studying, I am also proud to say we paid for everything in cash and she has no student debt that she needs to pay back.
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My Husband and I made the decision for me to leave the Corporate Sales Industry and become a stay-at-home mom, which I did for two years. I loved every minute of being at home with my two girls, but something was missing. Being an ambitious and independent person, I began to feel frustrated and insecure because I had lost my financial independence and felt guilty for not contributing towards my family’s future.
At this stage, I had two choices: I could either re-join the Corporate Industry and have very limited time with my family or take a chance with the Nu Skin Opportunity that was presented to me, and start working from home which is something I'd always wanted to do. My husband was sceptical yet supportive, but thankfully we chose the latter.
I started my Nu Skin Business May 2012, became an Executive in August, and 10 months later became a RUBY.
The past 18 months with Nu Skin has been the most challenging, fulfilling and enjoyable experience of my working career. It's the working lifestyle that puts me in control of my time, financial rewards and ultimately, mine and my families’ future.
One of the fundamental Keys to My Success has been the support of my up-line. Hanno Korf has been amazing, taught me everything I know and provided me with the tools to turn my passion into results and build a successful business. One of my key objectives going forward is to provide the same mentorship that Hanno has provided to me.
I believe the recipe for success is focusing on what needs to be done, being completely passionate about what you're doing and being consistent. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius.
Thank you Nu Skin...