At age 23, Heather became a publisher for the “Is this real?” The product provided instant results. Arkansas Times and started an automotive news- She started tossing around ideas… “Could this be paper. “That’s how I met Joel, my incredible hus- the Plan B I have been looking for? I could market band of 15 years,” she says. “He was one of my first this product to everyone. It could be huge!” clients in the car industry. We have two amazing Heather knew nothing about the company, or kiddos, Hunter and Savvy.” the pay plan, or the other products, but she took A few years later, Heather created a hunting a leap of faith. On January 25, 2015, she joined and fishing magazine called Arkansas Wild. She her company and went full force with it. She hit also created Savvy Kids, a publication designed to bring families closer togethOn safari with her husband Joel, son Hunter, and daughter Savvy er and focused on children with learning disabilities. “My plate was full,” she says. “I loved what I did, but I was building a business that in the end would never be mine. My family is my #1 priority. I love every moment I get to spend with them. Working in traditional business left my kids in childcare during the day. I missed field trips, school functions, and sports events because I was working. I knew if I could create success for someone else, I could do it for myself.” Over the years, Heather had come across many network marketing opportunities. People constantly asked her to join their teams. Every time she went on social media, there it was: Buy my product! Join my company! This product cures anything and everything! It wasn’t all hype; the first three ranks in a matter of hours, before she knew several peers and friends who were do- she even received the products. Three weeks in, ing well in network marketing. They claimed to she hit the first leadership rank in the company, have the key to what she was wanting—making which is Sapphire. good money while having time freedom. The ques“At that point I learned we had a binary systion in Heather’s mind was, “Could this work for tem, and I had no idea what that meant,” she me?” She had no idea… she was too busy working. says. “Running and gunning so hard without a plan, I lost my team members as fast as they were In early 2015, a friend called Heather and asked coming in. I did promote again to Elite, and then her to watch a video. He had actually been email- I got stuck. My direct upline decided to leave, but ing and texting her links for months. This time, she I knew this company was the real deal. I had the finally slowed down to watch it. “Wow,” she thought, will, so I had to find a way.”
Published on Aug 10, 2016
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