1. Executive Diamond
Tamilselvi & Chellaiah
Puchong • N. Letchumenan & Kanagasvari
Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do
We were in the insurance business for 18 years. Life was rosy and we were
enjoying ourselves bringing up our children. Then the 1987 recession happened.
My insurance sales plummeted and our income could no longer support the family.
We lost our beautiful house and two cars. Friends and relatives deserted us.
Our once happy family disintegrated before our very eyes. My wife and I were very
worried. The future seemed bleak. Shocking as it may sound, many of our friends
even suggested that it was better for us to commit suicide with our children!
It was at this time of despair that an
incredible opportunity presented itself – the
Amway Business Opportunity. When Arjun &
Thanavalli introduced us to the business,
we signed up without hesitation. We had no
money, no house, no cars, no friends and
no relatives, but we were excited and eager
to start building our own business. As the
saying goes, “the empty pocket is not a
problem, but an empty head is the problem”.
The Amway business has brought us
happiness, uncommon freedom, financial
security, free travel holidays, and most
importantly, family togetherness. Today,
I spend most of my time at the club house
working out to stay healthy and stay in
shape, while my wife occupies most of her
time by shopping both in Malaysia and
abroad. As the popular Indian saying goes,
“if you know how to keep your wife as
a queen, she will keep you as a king”.
We would like to congratulate all the caring
leaders and Distributors in our organisation
for having placed their confidence in us and
for their wonderful teamwork. We are grateful
to Founders Diamond Direct Distributors
Gladstone & Violet Pereira, all the leaders in
Amway, and Amway Malaysia staff for their
support. Also, thank you Rich & Jay for the
Amway Business Opportunity!
Remember, “tough times never last,
but tough people do”.
The key to our success is attending as many
Amway meetings and functions as possible,
in addition to reading up on company
literature, listening to motivational cassettes,
associating with successful Amway leaders
and always keeping a positive mental
attitude. The most important of all is to use
this business opportunity and provide proper
leadership to as many people as we can.
Qualifying as Executive Diamond Direct
Distributors in August 2005 was a great
achievement for us. We know that things will
get better. Today, we live in a comfortable
semi-detached house and own four cars.
Our three daughters have had good
education. They are married and we are
proud that they are doing very well in their
Amway businesses. Our eldest daughter and
son-in-law, M Sivagnanam & Santhi Dewi
Chellaiah, are Executive Diamond Direct
Distributors, our second daughter and
son-in-law, B. Mugunthan & Sarina Dewi
Chellaiah are Founders Diamond Direct
Distributors, and youngest daughter and
son-in-law, A Gopi Nathan & Sharmilah Dewi
Chellaiah are Emerald Direct Distributors.
We have been to Australia, Los Angeles,
Las Vegas, the Amway HQ in Ada,
Michigan, Hawaii, Korea, Tokyo, Europe,
the Alaskan Cruise, Melbourne, South Africa,
San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Madrid with
our family, all fully paid by Amway.
Nineteen years have gone by and we have
no regrets. We constantly remind ourselves
that, “our dreams must be big enough,
so that the challenges we face become
insignificant in comparison”.