Freedom to Be Happy

Janine Avila: Balancing Work with Fun

By Dr. Josephine Gross

Janine Avila

Janine Avila is a dynamic grandmother and businesswoman who just launched her second network marketing business after spending almost two decades as a corporate vice president and trainer for different network marketing companies.

Janine built her first organization in the eighties as a single mother raising seven children and became a top earner in a billion-dollar direct sales company founded in 1946.

Born in Hickman, California, Janine grew up as a farm girl with grandparents who had emigrated from Portugal.

"Even though we didn't have much money," she says, "my parents drilled in us core values and a strong work ethic. We woke up before school and did our daily chores. If you didn't assume your responsibilities, livestock died and crops were lost." As a reward, her father would take the kids swimming in the canals and lake, teaching his family how to balance work with fun. Still, as Janine was irrigating fields and harvesting walnuts by hand, she would think, "I don't want to work this hard my whole life."

Janine credits her unshakable confidence and stellar business success to...

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