Most people in the world have role models who are someone famous, me personally don’t have any kind of famous person I look up to in a way that I would call ‘role model’.
So do I have a role model? Yes, two actually, and they are the two people who I care about very very much- my parents. If it’s someone’s paths I would follow in life, it will have to be in my parents footsteps.
I have seen them struggle, fight, succeed and I know what they have gone through to not only make them successful in life, but to create the best possible life for their kids.
In 1991 when my brother was 3 months old there was a time in Sweden when many employees were fired. Now at this point in life my parents did not work with Herbalife and therefore were included in these fired employees.
They had just got a new born baby, lived in a small little cottage in a small town… nothing special I would say. The crisis came very quickly causing both of my parents to be fired in the same week. So a full time job working at the office, turn into a full time job trying to find an income as quickly as possible.
Luckily a few weeks later my dad came across Herbalife and signed straight away. He worked about 16hours a day, now this is 2 average 9-5jobs in one day! He knew that no income equals no food, and thus no food for the new born baby.
My mum obviously had to look after my brother, but whenever she could she would take the opportunity to make a productive day by for example hanging up ads, while she walked with the buggy. That first year for them must have been one the toughest year’s in their life.
Years went by and they grew in the business marketing plan very quickly. Now obviously as you get higher in any business or job, things get harder and harder as competition starts to produce.
I personally have not met anyone stronger, more ambitious, genuine, down to earth people. Many people will try to cheat the way up in a marketing plan in any business or job, however, since the start, they have always followed rules and made sure that everything they do is in the right way and correct to the law and licence rule book.
My parents earn a very good amount of money, yes, but they are grateful for everything. They know where they came from, how hard life was in 1991 and does never take one single thing for granted. Many people seem to change personalities when money starts to come into their life, not my parents. Now this is what you look up to, not someone who is wealthy and acts posh. The people who earn big money but still have that genuine nice personality are the ones who have really succeeded in life because they have not forgot where they came from. They don’t have to show their success, they just know that they have succeeded in life and that’s all that matters.
A very famous philosopher who worked with Herbalife during his last few years in life and as a very good friend of the founder of the Herbalife Company is called Jim Rhon. He once said:
“You become more of what you already are”
, meaning if you already are grateful you become even more grateful when you succeed.
I am honoured and proud to have the two most amazing, coolest, most hard working, down to earth, caring, protective people in my life and are without doubt the best parents in the world!
(If you, mum & dad, read this I LOVE you!)