Years ago, after 47 years in the paid work force, we contemplated retirement. However, our first Social Security check was a rude awakening. We quickly discovered that Social Security really provided little of either—no social life and no security. Life on a fixed income in a small apartment could hardly provide the “social” space we needed for our large, close-knit family, let alone any semblance of “security.” We really needed a plan B if we were to enjoy the golden years of our lives.

Fortunately, we were introduced to LegalShield. Indeed, within the first year alone, working hard part-time from that small apartment, we were able to create an income stream that dwarfed the Social Security pittance. Under the leadership of our son and first associate, Craig Hepner, and many other talented leaders, our team has marketed about 886,000 memberships and recruited more than 204,000 associates to date. The compensation earned by our team of associates has helped sustain families and create opportunities that few of us could have dreamed of before our involvement with this wonderful opportunity.

In 2005, we began constructing a home large enough to accommodate the frequent gatherings of our large and still growing family of 6 children and 16 grandchildren, and our extended family and network of friends and associates. Building a family compound complete with a sand volleyball court, a swimming pool and gardens was quite an undertaking, and one we could not imagine without the success we’ve enjoyed with LegalShield.

In May 2006, Terry suffered a massive heart attack that required quadruple bypass surgery and extended recovery time. In other circumstances, this probably would have meant the end of construction and the beginning of intense emotional and financial stress. However, the beauty of the LegalShield business is that one’s income stream does not have to end the moment one ceases working. Throughout the entire ordeal, the income we received from LegalShield allowed us to continue constructing the home as well as meet hospital costs and other financial obligations. This is the genius of team building and passive residual income that is at the heart of this wonderful opportunity.

We remain active associates with LegalShield and continue to enjoy a life centered on an ever-growing circle of family, friends, and associates. Although we’re spending more time these days traveling, working out at the gym, reading by the pool, or simply enjoying our first great-grandson, we are still involved with our talented team leaders, and we actively market memberships and recruit new associates. We’ve discovered that there is power in numbers, that the collective efforts of many achieves more than one or two individuals alone can accomplish. We are so grateful to LegalShield and for the team that has made this possible.

Isn’t this what life is finally all about—family, friends and relationships? To enjoy these, one needs a plan and a team, and your background, age, ethnicity, education, or professional experience really doesn’t matter. Anyone can make it in this business when we work as a team—together everyone achieves more!