Today you’ll read the story of team member Debbie Bowers. She’s been with our team since January 2017. You’re sure to enjoy her story of discovering a different kind of retirement.
I’ve been in the direct sales world for most of my career as an employee of a large, well-known company. I was a recruiter and trainer, and I was very successful in that role, earning trips and awards as a top producer.
I retired from that role a couple years ago, but soon returned to the company in a consulting position. During that time, I had 5 different companies reach out to me, attempting to recruit me.
Then Beth reached out to me. I wasn’t necessarily looking for a different opportunity, but I also wasn’t close-minded. A mutual friend had put us in touch, so I was open to hearing what she had to say. At the time she reached out, however, my mom had recently passed away due to cancer, and I had too much on my plate.
I asked Beth to touch base again in a few months, and when she did, the timing was right. After my years of working 80 hours a week, I had set my goals to start getting healthier. So when I looked at the company, it was a perfect match for me personally as well as professionally. I was blown away by the products, their quality as well as their price point. And the compensation plan was truly beyond compare.
A Different Kind of Retirement
Up until this time, I knew that I would be able to have a comfortable retirement, but I wasn’t necessarily going to be able to do all the fun things that I enjoy. When I saw what this company could offer me, I realized that this could really change my life. More importantly, it could be a vehicle for me to help others in the same way.
I partnered with Beth and this team right away, but on a part-time basis and later decided to increase my efforts when I recognized my consulting job would be ending soon. I’m so glad I did not wait until my other position ended. This was so easy to maneuver around my other job and my personal life.
Now, I get to enjoy a different kind of retirement: one where I can pursue the things I truly enjoy, such as traveling, visiting my grandchildren, and volunteering. Since my business can be done from anywhere, I can set my own hours and work from any location.
I love being my own boss and having the flexibility that this business brings.
Financially, I’m drawing less from my retirement than I anticipated, thanks to my income from my business. This extra income allows me to do things like head to Myrtle Beach for 2 weeks to visit a friend and attend a wedding.
Not only that, I’m beginning to reach some of my health goals. I’ve been able to cut my blood pressure medication in half, and soon I should be able to be off of it completely. Since using this healthier product line, my friends and family tell me that I look 10 years younger!
I’m so grateful that I took the time to consider my options and look at this team and this business model. I now get to experience a retirement where I’m healthier, have more financial flexibility, and can use my skills to make a difference in the world around me.
Debbie Bowers is the oldest of 6 children, and she lives in Maryland along with her dog. She has one son and 2 granddaughters. In her free time, she loves visiting the boardwalk on the Chesapeake Bay, as well as volunteering at her church and the American Legion. One of her passions is traveling, and her favorite destination she’s visited has been Paris, France.