In July 2004, I was introduced to LegalShield by a colleague. I was about to go skydiving, so getting my Will prepared seemed like a good idea! I bought the membership and became an associate. I had a great career managing tennis clubs and coaching for the U.S. National Team, but I had no time as I was working 65 hours a week. I truly believed in our membership and was consistently qualifying for the Performance Club, but I wasn’t plugging into the system. In June 2009, I received a life-changing call from Millionaire Club Member John Drennan. We scheduled a time to meet, and I began to plug into the system.
Following that meeting, I reached the Executive Director level a few times, but it wasn’t until September 2011, when I made the commitment to myself, my family and the team to give 100% to the system. At our international convention, Platinum Executive Director Steve Melia put out the challenge to go on a 90-day run. I took the challenge seriously and have never missed the Executive Director level since, simply by helping others achieve their goals. In 2012, I closed my consulting firm to work LegalShield full-time with my incredible wife, Amy, and spend more time with our children. I have been able to take my beautiful wife on several honeymoons. In 2014, I took my dad to Jamaica. In 2015, I took my parents to Dana Point for their 50th wedding anniversary. In 2016, we went to Cancun. In 2017, I celebrated with my wife in Atlantis, and in 2018, we went to Cabo San Lucas—all because of the Performance Club.
The journey to the $150,000 Ring has been filled with many ups and downs, but the vision always remained clear. I knew that if I consistently showed up with a good attitude especially on days when I didn’t feel like it, great things would happen. I knew that if I helped enough people get on the path to achieving their dreams, great things would happen. I knew that if I followed the pathway set forth by so many and didn’t question whether it could work, but always knew that it would work, great things would happen. I knew that if I woke every day with the mission that equal justice under law is not a myth but a reality with LegalShield and share the mission with as many people as I could, great things would happen. I knew that if I found enough people that shared in this mission and taught them to spread the word great things would happen.
I would like to thank every member of Team Ascent, without your support and dedication to the success we wouldn’t be where we are today. This business is about being a servant leader and you have my 100% commitment to your success in 2020. You are truly my friends and business partners. I will work as hard for you as I do myself. My goal for 2020 is to reach the Platinum level and earn the $200,000 Ring by helping our team achieve their goals. Thank you, Harland Stonecipher, Jeff Bell, Shield Nation leaders, Platinum Council members, and the corporate staff for your efforts towards our success. My “why” is very clear: to my wife, Amy, and our kids—Tanner, Parker, Dylann, Annabelle and Trinity, Bob, Sharon, and Linda, you deserve my best, and I will give my best always.