Amid his struggles, Mark had nurtured a dream of having a better future for him and his family and he did not doubt that he would make it through sheer persistence, hard work, and dedication.
He landed a job as a bartender after graduation but the comfortable life he was aiming for remained a distant dream. Mark said he was first introduced to direct selling via a friend during this time. He left his job to go full time but his foray into the networking business was off to a rocky start. He lasted for only three months and from there, decided to return to a more stable work.
I was also confident about my chances of becoming a successful direct selling professional because I knew deep inside that I am a hard-working person.
“Once you get involved in the direct selling profession, however, it would be difficult to fully leave the industry. This friend of mine who convinced me to join my first direct selling company invited me to be part of his network again. That time though he was already connected to Santé Barley. As I was looking for an extra source of income then, I decided to give it another go,” he said in a mix of English and Filipino.
Mark’s previous training as a direct selling professional had served as a foundation as he began his journey at Santé Barley. His experience in the company though was by far different and completely life changing.
“In one of the lectures I attended, I met several inspiring and successful people, including a certain business owner who is not a college graduate but whose earnings were way more than what I was taking home. I did not take my Santé Barley business seriously for two months but then I realized that if I were to achieve my dreams, being an employee for the rest of my life would get me nowhere.
Mark said Santé Barley products are highly salable as such, it did not take him long to find buyers and have repeat orders. To grow his network, he started with his relatives and friends. The first few months of being in the business were nonetheless replete with challenges as he faced stumbling blocks like any other business owners. There was even a point where he almost quit.
After a year, though, Mark’s business began to pick up the pace. His network was expanding, while his income started to grow. His monthly income reached P30,000, grew to P50,000 then P70,000 until it hit the P100,000-mark. Since then, his earnings are going nowhere but up and Mark is now targeting a monthly earning of P300,000 by 2018.
Aside from his considerable income, he also got a taste of driving his own car and travelling to Hong Kong, Singapore, and other beautiful places outside the Philippines. As a high-performing Santé Barley business owner, he was awarded with the latest gadgets as well. Through Santé Barley, one of his dreams came true — that was to drive and take his parents and entire family to Tagaytay.
Santé Barley and direct selling are an integral part of my life now.
Mark is now in the business for five years, ceaselessly inviting people and talking to them face-to-face about the business and the wholesome goodness of the Santé Barley products. He has also taken advantage of social media to sell the products online, convince new prospects, and reach a wider group of people here and abroad.
“Without Santé Barley, I am probably either a struggling employee here or an overseas Filipino worker but still unable to achieve my dreams. Santé Barley and direct selling are an integral part of my life now. Even when in vacation, I cannot help but network. Furthermore, the best thing about being with the company is that my parents, my wife, and my in-laws — all of us — have experienced the health benefits of the Santé Barley products… My wife, who was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, recovered faster than her doctor’s expectations by drinking Pure Barley juice every two hours,” he shared.
Throughout his experience, Mark realized that helping other people and making a difference should take precedence over money and profits to succeed in life. This is also the reason he is continuously gaining headway in the business. With the guidance of his mentor and as he remains focused and consistent in his efforts, Mark is all set to aim higher and achieve more.