In this week’s Million Dollar Interview, Eric interviews power Network Marketing couple Clive Leach and Diana Ross. They are from the UK and also have a home in Florida. They are number 2 in their company and have over 178,000 thousand customers in their organization and throughout their career in Network Marketing, they have earned over 14 million in commissions. Diana is a master promoter and Clive is an amazing trainer, and together they have built an empire which has forever changed their family’s future and contributed greatly to countless others.
However, things were not always this bright in their lives and with their financial security. Diana tells us of being a young girl of only 11, and her parents had just split from a bad marriage, and she and her mom were broke and struggling very hard. When she became old enough to work at the age of 14, Diana went on a crusade to find a job. After many No’s, she finally got a Yes and found a job so she could help contribute to the struggling household. By the time Diana had finished her primary education, she was offered a place at the university, but she turned it down. Diana wanted to get married and have a family. When she was 22 years old she had her first son, and then her second son followed 5 years later, however, she was still struggling to make ends meet, and she was working all kinds of part-time jobs to provide for her children. She knew there had to be a better way, but she didn’t know what that was. It wasn’t until she lost twins, which were born premature and only survived 24 hours, that she realized how short life could be, and a sense of urgency to find a better way took hold of her.
Clive’s story is a bit different, he was raised by both parents in the middle-class household and was educated at good school, and then went to work in the textile trade. While on a business trip to America he encountered two American gentlemen who showed him the power of leverage and he was blown away. He went back to the U.K. and a network marketing opportunity came along and he joined. That was in 1986, and he has been growing, building, and learning ever since.
Once Diana made the decision to join a network marketing company, she went all in with her recruiting efforts and was quite successful at it, however, she still didn’t understand the concept of duplication. It wasn’t until her upline held a home meeting and Clive came to give a training on duplication that she understood the leverage. This was also the meeting where Clive and Diana first met and fell in love…and a powerful force united. Diana was amazing at promoting and Clive was the master of training and leadership, and a union of the both was destined to be great.
Diana and Clive have been in Network Marketing for over 25 years, and they went through a couple of different network marketing companies before they found the company they are currently with and have been with for the past 19 years.
When asked why Network Marketing for all of these years, they both agreed at first it was for financial reasons, but as time passed and financial goals were met and they were making residual income, it became about contribution to others. To help others live their dreams and meet their goals.
Clive and Diana give this advice to anyone just starting out or currently building: “Think about where you are in life right now, and then think about where you would like to be? What does that look like? What does this provide for you and your family? What do you drive? Where do you live? Where do you travel?” “Write it all down in a journal and keep it with you every day, because, on this journey that you’re going to go on, things are going to get tough sometimes. Sometimes things don’t always work out, but you open that up, and you look at what you’ve written down, and that will help you get through those tough times. “