Motivational Speaker – Tim Sales
Tim Sales is MLM guru, expert, and one of the most respected MLM trainers in the Direct Selling Industry. He made a remarkable transition from a Public MLM Nutrition Company, where he had the pleasure of a passive retired income, to ARIIX where he will be the Master Distributor working in a team with Steve Swartz – Ex USANA Top Earner.
I grew up in a small town in Tennessee. Joined the military right out of high school where I served with an elite team known as EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), which is the U.S. Navy’s underwater bomb squad.
After 9 years in the military I wanted to do more financially with my life, but my options were few. I had no business education or experience as my mom was aÂ beautician and my dad worked for a small construction company.
Sometimes it’s shocking to look back and see THE pivotal shift in one’s life. Mine happened onboard a Navy ship. The Navy allowed a professor to come onboard the ship and hold college courses so that military personnel could continue their education while out at sea. I took a Personal Finance course to learn the very basics of savings and retirement accounts.
One phrase the instructor said (in passing) was, “To make a lot of money you have to either own it or sell it.” Meaning, you can make great money if you own a company or if you sell products for a company. Well, being a business owner was out of reach for me at the time.
When I finally got shore duty (living on land instead of on a ship) I wanted to see if I could get a part-time job in sales. At the same time I was buying my first house, highly recommended on the Personal Finance course.
I checked the Sales & Marketing advertisements in the “Washington Post”. One of those ads was for my one and only MLM company.
I worked my business for the first two years part-time until I could get out of the Navy and build my business full time. By my 5th year I had a business that did over 25 million dollars in sales annually spread throughout 13 countries. I still have that business and recurring income today, although, it’s now in 30+ countries.
The seed the Professor planted (either own it or sell it) had come true.
The way the elite military forces train a person how to do something is very different than most are familiar with. It’s extremely detailed and YOU HAVE TO PROVE YOU CAN DO IT before you will be assigned the position.
When I started In MLM, I would go to “training” meetings and was rather surprised at the lack of real training. So, one of the first things I did was institute real training within my business.
On his MLM training website Tim Sales summarize his MLM career as follows:
“I retired from active Network Marketing nearly ten years ago, but not before I had earned millions and built a downline of over 56,000 people in 26 countries.
And I still continue to receive a substantial passive income from my business even though I am no longer actively involved. That ability to build passive income is one of the hallmarks of Network Marketing. Few opportunities can offer you that”