I'm a formerly shy kindergarten teacher by trade, who was living in one of the more depressed economic areas in the country. I had just moved, just gotten married, just gotten my brand new job as a kindergarten teacher. I was in my twenties and broke—like most of my friends.

I loved teaching, but due to the economy I was facing job insecurity. This caused me to look for extra income, and my search led me to network marketing. From the outside, it may not have appeared we would have a high success rate. I certainly wouldn't have made someone's top-ten candidate list. But I was coachable, committed, and I was hungry for change...