The LegalShield Profiles of Success is a long-standing tradition in our company, a means of both bestowing well-deserved recognition, and helping others build a powerful business of their own.
Profiles of Success
For me, PPLSI is all about working my own hours, on my own time and setting aside time for what truly matters in my life. That’s what keeps me motivated every day. But it wasn’t always like this.
I was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, and after high school, I graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in mathematics. After a short career playing semi-professional soccer, I took the leap with my family, and we moved to Southern California. After 10 years and holding multiple positions with various companies, I walked into work on Valentine’s Day in 2001, and received a pink slip. How apropos! This was my first dose of reality — having to figure out my life all over again.
I was determined to find a way to support my family, and after six months, I decided to move back to the East Coast. The decision to move culminated into a three-week road trip, and we finally arrived on September 1, 2001. Ten days later, the world turned upside down, and it was nearly impossible to find an interview, let alone a job.
One day a friend asked me if I kept my career options open, and I responded, “Well, yeah. I don’t have a job, so my career options are wide open!”
That friend sat me down and showed me what PPLSI had to offer. The coverage before the compensation was key, and I was sold. I started working immediately.
I found that my focus quickly shifted toward small business and group sales. I love helping people. Making a living while making a difference is what Harland used to say. The overriding factor in my decision to start my own business was the power of residual income. It made great sense to me.
Like any business, PPLSI has its struggles; however, it’s well worth the time and effort. Helping so many people remedy their challenges and others to earn a noble income is the driving force that makes me proud.
I’ve earned great recognition along the way and am honored to be a PPLSI Ring Earner. After reflecting on the past 20 years with PPLSI, I can confirm that the American dream is alive and well. I always recall the John Mellencamp song “Minutes to Memories,” and the chorus which says, “Days turn to minutes and minutes to memories; Life sweeps away the dreams we all have; You are young, and you are the future; So suck it up and tough it out and be the best you can!”