I’m writing this blog post from my suite here at the Luxor. I decided to stay
here because this hotel really plays a pivotal part in my
Network Marketing career.
In 2002, my wife and I were dead broke and we had just gotten married.
We didn’t have a lot of money at the time. Infact, I had just gotten
fired from my timeshare job as an Assistant Marketing Manager.
I worked for a tyrant. My boss was hilarous though. It was almost
as if he was always hyped up on something. He Always pumped about
something. He was always looking for the next person to
fire. Usually, it was me that was firing someone.
He made me do the dirty work. It sucked.
One day, I found out that I was on the other end of the firing squad.
My wife and I got married a few weeks later. She was making $12/ hr. at
a small local hotel as a baker. I was unemployed.
We came out to our Honeymoon here in Las Vegas. We stayed at the Polo
Towers, an older timeshare resort on the strip. We got that hookup
from my mom since she worked at their sister resort.
I remember looking down the Las Vegas strip at a beacon of light that
illuminated the night sky. We headed down to that bright spotlight
and learned that it was the Luxor.
Because I was a big fan of pyramid structures, I thought that it was
so amazing. At the time, $200+ a night hotel rooms were way out of
But I told myself that If I ever made it in Network Marketing, I’d
make it a point to stay in the Luxor.
After 13 companies and never making money in MLM, I was about ready
to give up on the industry. I thought I was done. Finally, I found a
great mentor and friend who taught me how to harness my focus
and power in MLM and I started to make money.
In 2010, I returned to Las Vegas and stayed at the luxor.
However, now, I had thousands of people in my organization and
was a six figure income earner in MLM.
I attended a Network Marketing seminar called “No Excuses” at
the Bellagio Hotel.
Prior to “No Excuses”, I hadn’t really done that much marketing
over the internet. I discovered a whole new world at that summit.
That’s actually where I truly started gaining an interest about
online marketing, social media, etc..
I remember sitting in my room here at the Luxor
contemplating about how I was gonna start using that knowledge
to explode my business even more.
The next year, I attended No Excuses 2. Only thing was, I was
now making even MORE money and had an even bigger group.
Infact, I surprised myself at the level of income I was able
to generate online…even without my MLM.
Things were moving sooo fast in my career and I started feeling
a little uncertainty about where I was in my company at the
I was staying at the Palms during that trip.
I jumped in a cab one night and headed over to the Luxor
again for some reason. I didn’t know why at the time.
I remember thinking to myself, “So what’s next? Where’s
the next move?” I was shocked I was even thinking that
because to most people I was doing fine in my career,
But throughout my life, I’ve had a gift of gut intuition.
Whenever I start having that gut feeling like big change
is about ready to strike, I start feeling that familiar feeling.
I didn’t even need to walk inside the Luxor. I just stood
outside looking at the Luxor Pyramid on that warm summer
night and then I knew it. Something was gonna happen.
Well, something did.
I ended up ending my journey with that company and
headed over to my new company. It was a gut wrenching
experience and it was tough emotional transition.
I hit the rank of Ambassador, which is the top rank in
this company, in just 2 months.
I walked away from a pretty hefty monthly income
and walked into Visalus without taking any MONEY,
any VOLUME..nothing!! zilch!
I signed an application and made my first contact
just like everyone else.
I then felt like the whole world was watching me at
A lot of leaders talk a lot of talk from stages about how
to build your MLM. A lot of stuff is said from company
Granted, it’s all good stuff.
But, the question is.. Do they really believe it themselves?
Could they really build from the trenches again??
Could they really build from scratch and attain the
same level of success…or higher??
I was one of those people that trained a whole bunch from
stage, webinars, phones, etc..
The spotlight was now on ME.
It was on!
Since I’ve joined, I’ve never NOT been at #1 in every single
rank that I hit. Obviously it’s not luck. A lot of preparation
has been made to get to this point in my career.
I’m now packing up and heading over to Atlanta Georgia
where I will be presented with my Ambassador Jacket
and Bonus Check of $25,000.
I writing this whole thing while I watch the beautiful desert
sunrise from my hotel room here at the, you guessed it,
I write this because my heart is heavy of gratitude.
My message today is more about realizing that you need
to have certain bench marks in life that you are able to
look back at and realize how far you’ve come.
I look back at that broke 22 year old kid who didn’t even
have a job at the time, walking around in the lobby downstairs
The Luxor is ONE of my many “reference points” in my career
in Network Marketing. I have many more.
As that old saying goes, “How will you know when you get
there if you don’t even know where you at NOW?”
Create a reference point in your life. Say to yourself
“I will know I’m on track with my life when I am making
X amount of dollars” or “one of my mile markers on my
journey to success will be when I stay in ___ hotel by
That’s my message today my friends.
Remember, KILL IT in your business. KILL IT in your LIFE.
KILL the excuses. KILL excuses not to succeed.