|Jason & Angela Pannell - Tennessee
Our story is simple. We'd been inner city youth directors in Ohio for five years and felt the call to be church planters and get back to our home state of Tennessee.
In the fall of 2007 we moved to Dallas en route to Nashville, Tenn. to pursue our calling. This would be a relaxing, stress free move and everything would flow seamlessly together – so we thought.
Three months into our stay the economy began to plummet, and we ended up taking on extra jobs just to keep our heads above water. The year rolled around and we found ourselves working five jobs, barely scraping by and living on credit cards. While in Dallas we learned about church planting, grew in our marriage and were trying to get ahead financially, but as the move to Nashville grew closer we realized we did all of these things but remained in debt.
In November 2008, we knew things were about to change. That's when I ran in a half marathon and met Crystal Thurber. We set up a meeting at the AdvoCare home office and I saw "IT". Not just "IT" but ALL of it – Hope, character, integrity and passion. I found a company that is guided by the same principles that guide me. And, a company offering physical and financial hope.
Being a sports enthusiast, the endorsers blew me away! I was sold on the products and my immediate words for Crystal were, "Show me the money."
Crystal told me about the Rookie Bonus, and it was then I knew this was for us. In that economy, where would we go to find an opportunity to earn $1,000-$6,000 every two weeks for the first year of work? Angela and I went to an AdvoCare meeting and a day later became Advisors.
We immediately began taking products, and the results were astounding! Angela went from a size eight to a two, lost four percent body fat and maintained her weight by putting on lean muscle. I lost 11 pounds, four percent body fat and three inches from my waist! We are in better shape now than we were in our early 20s.
With a great product and a simple business plan, we went to work without knowing a soul in Dallas. Crystal told us to put her on the phone with as many people as we could, as fast as we could and as often as we could, and she would share her story and help them decide where they best fit with AdvoCare.
Our first Success School took place three months into our journey, and 26 of our team members joined us. Crystal taught us the power of connecting while empowering us with confidence.
We earned eight Rookie Bonuses totaling $22,000, $50,000 first place in the Field of Dreams Incentive, and an incredible vacation to Peter Island – all within our first year. We went from working five jobs to one and making $148,000! We were blown away by the leadership of AdvoCare but more so, by the simple business practice of serving others.
We were finally able to make the move to Tennessee without the fears of debt but with the vehicle to live a life of freedom.
STATUS: Platinum - Joined November 2008. EARNINGS TO DATE: $1,297,837*