What Makes You So Special?


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As you watch this video and read my blog about my personal story, you will be reminded about what makes you so special. You will not fully understand why, until you do what I recommend while you’re watching my video and reading this blog post.

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What Makes You So Special?

  1. 1. What Makes You So Special? Kevin Sousa’s Storyhttp://www.empowernetwork.com/kevinsousa/what- makes- you- so- special December 10, 2012What Makes You So Special?As you watch this video and read my blog about my personal story, you will be reminded aboutwhat makes you so special. You will not fully understand why, until you do what I recommendwhile you’re watching my video and reading this blog post.Click Here to Watch my Video on YouTube!More than 30 years ago, back in 1978, when I was 19 years old. I was a freshman at the NewEngland Conservat ory of Music in Boston as a voice major.A college friend showed me the Amway business opport unit y and I joined him. I was young andignorant, but I wanted to be RICH and I wanted that in a HUGE way. I saw the potential with theopportunity the moment I was shown the market ing plan. I was in awe. Frankly, people either “see”it or like most, they don’t.I did. Deep down inside I knew that my own conviction would inspire a lot of people to join me.I hosted and filled two ‘home meet ings‘ at my parents’house and not one person joined me at all. Some laughedat me, others got angry because they did not believe thatthis was a legitimate way to get rich. Others called it apyramid (which is illegal, by the way) and the rest simplysaid, “NO!”My sponsor encouraged me to attend weekly meetingson how to find more people to show the businessopportunity, called “prospect ing.”He also sold me 2 tickets to a “mont hly rally” where amotivational speaker came to speak to an audience filledwith distributors.He encouraged me to buy the “Tape of t he Week”program and listen to cassette tapes of highly successful
  2. 2. people, sharing their stories and on personaldevelopment.I was FIRED UP after that first rally. In fact, I was so firedup that I did something drastic and, what was considered‘stupid’ by friends and relatives, I quit college in order topursue my new found passion with Amway. I moved intoan apartment with my girlfriend and got a job at a factorythat made jewelry boxes.I had no furniture and ate dinner while sitting on the floorwith the oven door open as my table. In fact, I went as far aspicking up the telephone book and making calls to totalstrangers, decades before there was a “Do Not Call” list. I gotmy first appointment to show the plan!I had no car, so on the day of the “Blizzard of 1978,” I walked2 miles with an Amway kit in hand to show this stranger theplan. When I knocked on his door, snowing like crazy, he said“I’m not interested” and slammed the door in my face.I tripped and fell down his outside steps into a huge slushpuddle. That’s when I made a decision. When you’re down and out, frustrated beyond belief,rejected and broke, you either QUIT, like most idiots do, or you decide to conquer the forces ofevil.I sat up, looked up at the sky, snowflakes slamming into my eyes, tears pouring down my face andtold God, “I will learn t his business and become successf ul at it , even if I have t o spend t herest of my lif e doing it !“I got up and walked back home, knowing in my heart that one day my own story might inspire manypeople to join me. This would allow me to share my own success story which would help peopleexperience of t he joys of success that I believed that I was bound to achieve. I had a feeling thatGod answered me and said……That’s What Makes You So Special.In that time of my life, I was so stressed about so many things, that I started to smoke marijuana. Idid that for over 20 years until one day, after dozens of N.A. meetings and self-admittance to adrug rehab, I decided to quit cold turkey. I have been clean ever since.I am not proud of the fact that I smoked pot and would never have written about it in a blog postor admitted that fact publicly in a video. But after hearing the story of David Sharpe, co-founderand President of Empower Network, I was inspired by his courage to make his own admissions,publicly. I decided to change my mind and I am glad I did.I’m a good person. I am who I am and I’m grateful to be alive. I am also very proud of myaccomplishments since getting clean.Fast f orward 10 years…I had learned enough from the business that I was able to get out of the “working-at-factories-and-restaurants” mode and move into sales and telemarketing for a living. I started to get verygood at my new career path.
  3. 3. In this photo, I was holding my first award in Amway. Iachieved an organizational achievement called“Success Club.” Hanging on the wall are mycertificates for the ranks I had achieved in ChineseKenpo Karate. It was the beginning of what it felt liketo succeed in life. I decided to devote the rest of mylife to helping others experience that feeling ofaccomplishment which results from hard work andpersistence.I managed t o cont inue t o at t end hundreds ofrallies, weekend seminars, list ened t o 1,000+casset t es and read at least a hundred books andFINALLY, I built a business to the Profit Sharing level inAmway. However, I did not do it by building a networkof people. I did it with sales of Amway pay telephones.Therefore, the income was not residual and did notlast after I sold that part of the business.I was back to ground zero. But by this time, I had yearsof knowledge and experience under my belt. I wasblessed to benefit from the support of some of themost special friends and influential mentors who poured out their hearts to me. It was about timethat I started to pay it forward.Fast f orward t o t he age of t he int ernet …In 2000, I had enough common sense to realize that the internet is the way to earn additionalincome in life. Even though I HAD NO CLUE how to use my computer, or the internet, I decided tostart looking for an online opportunity to earn income. I found a few things and made ZERO. I hadno idea what I was doing.Finally in 2005, I found GDI. I searched Google to learn how to advertise free because I had noknowledge on how to advertise and I had no extra money to spend.Slowly, but surely, based on sheer persistence, I was ableto build an internet-based income large enough to leavemy full-time job in 2008.I made a lot of mistakes along the way, including closingmy mind to any other income opportunities. I was wrong. Ialso made many very special, lif elong f riends andthat’s worth a lot more than all the money in the world.What Makes You So Special?I was approached about Empower Network when itlaunched in 2011 and refused to even look at it. However, 9 months later in July 2012, a friend andassociate, Mike Hobbs, insisted that I should at least take a look at it. When I did, I immediatelyjoined.I began by TAKING ACTION immediately, while I was learning the business. I started to write blog
  4. 4. posts. But I still did not follow their 8 core st eps in t he Fast St art Training because it seemedtoo simple that I could succeed by simply following those steps religiously. When I began to studythe training, I discovered that I was wrong again.I did not have t he money to invest in the one-time upgrade training products, so I had a choice. Icould moan and groan and cry and be a wussie and shout to the world that “I DON’T HAVEMONEY TO UPGRADE!” … or… I could do whatever I could to FIND A WAY.I decided to get our of my comfort zone and I asked t o borrow t he money t o upgrade!WHY?…because the PRIZE (my goals and dreams) are worth the PRICE. The Empower Network TrainingProduct upgrades are like going to a cont inuing educat ion college. What do students do whenthey want to go to college, but don’t have the money? THEY WILLINGLY GET A STUDENT LOAN.Well, I was successful at borrowing the money for the Training Product upgrades.As a result of the decision to GO ALL IN, it put me in a position to maximize the commissionpotential of my Empower Network, educated me and gave me the authority to talk to othersabout going all in. After I made that decision, I DECIDED to start implementing the 8 core st epsevery single day and GET TO WORK!I was able to earn more than $10,000 in my first few months of the business. On November 30,2012, I had my largest commission day in Empower Net work.I earned $3,500.00 in ONE DAY!(see the income disclosure)It’s growing because of my conscious decision to do what ever it t akes t o make it happen.Now… if I can do it , ANYONE can do it and I don’t wantto hear any excuses. A serious NFL football player doesnot play without a helmet. He plays with a FULL uniform,or he does not play at all.A serious Empower Network affiliate, who wants toachieve their dream ALSO plays with a full uniform andmoves heaven and earth to find a way to GO ALL IN andMAKES it happen…period!What Makes You So Special?You are unique. There never was…is…or ever will be anyone exactly like YOU. You’re rare andthere’s VALUE on all rarity, like a rare diamond. Therefore, you are valuable.Have the courage to share your OWN st ory. Inspire the world and you will ignite the desire tosucceed on those who may never again have the opportunity to be exposed to the likes ofsomeone like you anywhere in their lifetime. Believe that, because it’s true.At the time of the creating this video, I have so much more work to do in the grind to achieve the$10,000 a month income level with Empower Network. I have seen and learned from the topincome earners, that it takes less work to go from $10,000 a month to $100,000 a month and I amlooking forward to that.
  5. 5. Make a DECISION to do whatever it takes to GET IN. Then, GET ALL IN and take the necessaryactions to achieve your dreams.Join me …right this minute….so that you too, can share with the world what makes you sospecial!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If you liked this content, please ‘like and share.’Skype: www.kevinsousa.wsClick Here t o Work Wit h Me Personally.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~About The Author: Kevin SousaFor more t han 30 years, I have list ened t o t housands of audiorecordings and personally counseled wit h some of t he most highlysuccessf ul people in t he world. I’ve at t ended hundreds of seminarsand read count less books on mot ivat ion, skill wit h people, at t it udeand t he psychology of success. The very special people who became myment ors and best f riends, gave me not hing but help, pat ience, underst andingand love as I mat ured in personal growt h. For t hat I am f orever grat ef ul. Now Ipay it f orward. Decide what you want . Believe you can have it . Believe youdeserve it . Believe it ’s possible f or you. Then close your eyes every day f orseveral minut es t o visualize already having what you want and t he f eelings of alreadyhaving it . Come out of t hat and f ocus on what you’re grat ef ul f or already and really enjoy it .Then go int o t he day and release it t o t he universe. Trust t hat t he universe will f igure outhow t o manif est it . Then be aware of t he people, circumst ances and event s t hat surroundyou, t o help you achieve your goals and dreams. Act on f ait h, f eel t he f eelings and begrat ef ul as t hough you have already achieved your purpose. Commit To Your Dreams! ~Kevin Sousa