Upon graduating from college, Connie began teaching high school. Although she loved her students and teaching, she found that the income she earned wouldn't support her dreams for the future. So, she ventured out into a new career commercial real estate. Fortunately, the timing was good and the income was better. However, Connie realized that with earning those nice six figures, she had lost all the time freedom she had when teaching. Being self employed, she was working 24/7 and still working around everyone else's demands and schedules. There was no time to enjoy her friends and family.
After working hard for 20 years Connie discovered that she was still trading time for money. When she quit teaching, the income stopped. When she quit real estate, the income stopped. She said most people don't make money when they don't work. She believed there had to be a better way to live life.
So, on to her next venture. Connie discovered the network marketing industry; and, more importantly Healthy Chocolate!
Without a doubt, this was the best business decision of her life. She is still working, but earning a lucrative income (which will continue whether she chooses to stop working or not); and, it's fun!
She says she has finally found the time freedom she dreamed of so long ago. Her daughter, Summer, will be able to graduate from college debt free! Her retirement worries are over. She has an international family. And, it all began with Chocolate!
Connie's gratitude is extended to the Brooks family for making this all possible; to her amazing team, Chocolate 4 Dreams (Team X 88 and International Xocaity) for helping her achieve her dreams; and, to Derrick Winkel for caring enough about her to share and mentor this opportunity with her since 2006. Thanks everyone!
Her Advice...Have Fun!
Sherm and Ruth Smith
Triple Diamond Executives
Wow! What an honor it is to have made this amount of money while doing something we enjoy so much. We derive personal satisfaction from helping others improve their health while earning an income. What could be better than that?
People often ask what we have done to build our business. We really do not have a magic formula, but one thing we have done is to treat it as a business from day one. We have been so fortunate to be mentored by Butch and Carolyn Swaby, to have the support of MXI Corp, and to have attracted so many great leaders to our team. All we have done is share the product and business with others and help them to do the same.
Thank you to everyone who has helped make us successful!
Butch & Carolyn Swaby
Triple Diamond Executives
In May 2006 long-time dear friends thought enough of us to share this tremendous Xocai product and business with us. And, we said yes. Little did they know that we were looking for a way to earn a second stream of income. Little did they know that our health was declining. We had experience in owning and building our own businesses over the years, so we understood that if we applied ourselves we could reap the benefits. And that exactly what we did. We immediately made a list of our friends, family and work related people. The first two weeks we had eight partners on our Xocai team. Today we are so thankful and feel very blessed to have a team of thousands of Xocai partners all around the world
The business can work for those that dig in and apply themselves. Success in Xocai can happen for anyone. Years ago, Carolyn's brother Xocai Diamond Executive Joe Duncan said; act like it's so, even though it's not so, in order for it to be so
Felix Gudino, Go Global Int.
Felix and Lisa Gudino (Portland, Oregon) have a certain attitude about them. Now, it's not what some of you may be thinking. Their attitude is one of, "I Can Make It Happen" and their achievements in Xocai over the last several years have proven that their attitude has been the key to their incredible international success. The Gudino Family Motto: Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present and what to plan for in the future.
"After spending a decade in the network marketing industry, I started an insurance business in Portland, Oregon. I had heard about Xoçai in 2006 and decided it would be plan B if things didn't work out. After the recession hit and things started to go south, I committed to Xoçai. Before I got back into network marketing, however, I needed to feel committed to the product and the company. I found a product that people like to eat and tapped into the wellness market. That was big for me. In addition, the compensation plan is a team-based plan that was better than I'd had with the other company. I have to pinch myself sometimes because I can't believe the life I have. My life has changed so much through Xoçai. I'm able to go places and do things I never dreamed would have been possible before Xoçai. I love being my own boss and staying motivated to work hard." Felix Gudino, Double Diamond and Xocai Millionaire.
The Gudino's has learned some valuable lessons over the years that apply both to Network Marketing and to enjoying significance in life. Their willingness to share the keys to success is what makes the Gudino family so special. People who make a difference in life have: (1) Initiative - being a self-starter with contagious energy, (2) Vision - seeing beyond the obvious, claiming new objectives, (3) Unselfishness - releasing the controls and the glory, (4) Teamwork - involving, encouraging, and supporting others, (5) Faithfulness - hanging in there in season and out, (6) Enthusiasm - providing affirmation, excitement to the task, (7) Discipline - modeling great character regardless of the odds and (8) Confidence - representing security, faith, and determination.
Lisa Gudino points out that, "History abounds with stories of supposed experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. Regardless of your personal opinions, accomplishment came to those who said, "I can make it happen." The Italian sculptor Agostino d'Antonio worked diligently on a large piece of marble for some time. However, he was unable to produce his desired masterpiece. One day he lamented, "I can do nothing with it." Other sculptors also worked on this same difficult piece of marble, but to no avail. But when a certain Michelangelo discovered the stone he clearly visualized the possibilities in it. His "I-can-make-it-happen" attitude resulted in one of the world's masterpieces (i.e. The David).
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage --- to move in the opposite direction."
Glen & Kim Overton
Double Diamond Executive
I have been in the hotel business all my life When Marriott decided to go into the franchise business I raised my hand and said, Id like to be a part of that! I think it is the best hotel chain in the world Now the company I started has 17 Marriott hotels that they operate I sold that company last year Weve had a great experience in property development
My son Jared, whom I have a great love and respect for came to me some years ago and said, I think this is a great program for you just host a meeting in your home and stand back and see what we can do I did and they came in and discussed the values of Healthy Chocolate and I was convinced that this is something that was placed on earth for us to consume and help us I think this is a product that the world is waiting for
Xocai is getting ready to venture into the Asian market If you take a look at network marketing, Japan and Asia is the top market in the world As a result, we will have people that will be very successful in these markets
We opened a Ruths Chris franchise 5 years ago It cost us well over 1,000,000 to put that up on its feet Ive made more money in Xocai than we did with that 1,000,000 investment, which is pretty incredible
I encourage all of my family to be involved in Network Marketing It doesnt matter your age You can do it part-time, you can do it full-time You dont have to know 1,000 people You need to know 4 or 5 good people, who know 4 or 5 good people, who know 4 or 5 good people And all of the sudden your downline starts to spring; like flowers in the spring-time All of the sudden it becomes wonderful and youve got a garden that you thought you only had 4 or 5 seeds in, but now youve got a garden full of flowers with different personalities, each of them wanting to find ways to distribute their product and bring others into the fold