2020 is finally here, so we’re fired up and excited to take on a new decade of building our business and living the dream. Prior to LegalShield, we worked in corporate America and earned great incomes as an engineer and human resource professionals; it just wasn’t enough.

We took on huge student loan debt to get a college education pursuing the America Dream. When you add to that the mortgage, car payments and maxed-out credit cards, we were in real financial trouble. The 70- to 80-hour work weeks, underhanded company politics and the lack of equal opportunities for career advancement certainly didn’t help either. But nothing changes, until the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of changing.

Because of LegalShield, we’ve spent the last 21 years earning a nice living, building multiple streams of income and helping others position their families to earn from home. Today, thanks to hard work and discipline, we make more money in residual income than both of our professional corporate jobs combined. We get to be work-from-home parents, travel with our son, Justin, take care of our parents and build an incredible life of freedom.

One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned over the past 36 years together is that it’s not the conditions of our lives that determine our outcomes; it’s the decisions we make in our lives that determine our outcomes. We’ve been able to build a very successful business that will last for many generations of Sommervilles because we have a burning desire to succeed, a willingness to put in the work and the commitment to follow a system that works. We are very much focused on the future with incredible excitement and anticipation. We are standing on the shoulders of giants and owe our success to an awesome team which has become more like family. Today, there are families on the team earning good incomes, and we are proud of all of them. We are truly building a dynasty and leaving a legacy.

When you can plug into a proven system and surround yourself with positive, motivated people who encourage, who want to see each other succeed and push one another, nothing is beyond your reach.

Fifty years ago, the Apollo Space Program successfully landed on the moon after President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation with that mission. He said that he chose to go to the moon not because it was easy but because it was hard. Well, our CEO Jeff Bell has challenged us to help LegalShield create more millionaires than any other company in the industry. Our Fortune International Family has accepted this challenge, and we know that it won’t be easy, but we also know that failure is not an option.