I’m very excited to introduce you to another Ambit Million Dollar earner, Alan!
Because of Ambit, Alan recently retired from teaching and coaching basketball at a high school in Tyler, Texas.
Coaching kept him extremely busy and he loved his work. His father was a school administrator and his mother was a classroom teacher, so education is in his blood. Yet, Alan says, “It’s a thankless job, financially.”
So he’s did all kinds of things during the summers to supplement his income, including hauling hay and mowing yards. “I’ve always known you have to put money back,” he says, to save for the future. “But I’ve watched as my 403(b) went to nothing, and about four years ago I quit opening those envelopes.”
Now, as a Consultant with Ambit Energy, Alan has discovered a vehicle that’s helping him take control of his financial future. He says, “Now that I’ve committed to this business I don’t worry about the stock market.” Now he focuses on leadership, coaching and training others. Alan says, “I’m not the only one who’s been affected by the economic situation.” He says Ambit provides “the opportunity to offset all the worries, financially, that people have.” He goes on, “I can have even more passion about what I do, because I don’t have to worry about money.”
– Overcoming The Time Barrier –
During basketball season, he worked 80 hours a week. But now, with Ambit he realizes that his time is flexible. He coached a 32- to 42-game season and still had time to work his Ambit business. And, he says, “It’s been fun!”
– How The Fun Started –
Alan first heard about Ambit Energy while he was on the phone with an old high school classmate. She and Alan were talking about their upcoming high school reunion. As they were catching up, cataloging events that have transpired over the years, she suggested that Alan look into joining Ambit. Alan said, “I don’t do those things.” She replied, “You don’t want to miss this.” And Alan respectfully declined, “Well, I’ll miss this dance, but thank you.”
A week later, Alan was talking to another friend who has kids attending The University of Texas at Austin. Their conversation came around to college costs. When Alan heard how much money he’d need to send his own kids to school there, he was bewildered, to say the least. So, a week after that, on the phone with his friend who had introduced him to Ambit again, he asked her how she was paying for her kids’ education. And she replied, “Remember, Alan? You don’t do those things!”
Alan says her “smart-aleck response slapped me smart.” Alan joined the business in November 2008 with his “Why” firmly in place: to provide for his 15-year-old daughter’s and his 14-year-old son’s college education.
Alan quickly promoted himself twice. Over the summer of 2009, Alan adopted what he calls a goal-oriented sports slogan: “EC by AC,” which means “Executive Consultant by Ambition Convention.” He made it, promoting himself at the midnight hour: to be exact, at 11:40 p.m., on September 2, the day before Ambition started.
– Promoting The Success Of Others –
“I want people to be as successful or more successful than I am,” says Alan. He believes this business is a blessing and he’s indebted to a lot of people. “I owe folks like Jere Thompson, Chris Chambless, Scott Lawrence, Darrell Starkweather and Nettie Sappington,” he says, reeling off the names of Ambit Energy’s co-founders and key staffers who’ve been helpful. “You guys have put together a business where an average Joe can supplement his income and not have to worry about working to a crusty 100 years old! You guys do all the hard work. The back office [Power Zone] makes things so simple. If a hardheaded guy like me can do it, anybody can.”
“The thing that’s blown my mind,” Alan continues, “is I put three Consultants in and wake up nine months later and there are 350 people in my business.” He says, “I want to make a personal effort to get to know all of them.” He’s started calling and emailing to honor that pledge. “You see, somebody took time out to make sure it was worth my time, and so I want to do the same for the people in my organization.” He’s made a commitment to help his team members get their businesses off and running.
– Coach Alan’s Advice –
He has a few special tips for people building their Ambit businesses. “People who come into this business should not shortchange who they think could be a Consultant.” He offers that advice because when he’s approached bank owners and CEOs of companies to be his customer, he finds that they’re also interested in an opportunity to earn income. “I’ve got multi-millionaires in my business,” Alan says. “I never thought they’d be interested.”
Finally, he strongly suggests, “Get with your leadership team and follow them. Be coachable. I see myself as a perfect example of that.”
– What The Future Holds –
If nothing else, Alan is 100% committed. “I guess it’s part of my athletic upbringing. If I’m going to do something, I do it wholeheartedly.” He also believes we have the perfect product, a very equitable compensation plan and great benefits for customers, including Free Energy. “Electricity and natural gas… it’s the last utility to be deregulated. And guess what, my last bill for a 2500 kilowatt-hour month was $3.24. I don’t mind cranking that bad boy down to cold!”
This year Ambit Energy will payout roughly $100 million in commissions to people all across America. To discover how anyone can take advantage of the Ambit momentum spreading throughout our country click here for more information on the compensation package.
For questions feel free to contact me.