Becoming a top distributor in your chosen field presents a rocky road given the harsh competition, the constant difficulty of chasing trends, and the lingering challenge of keeping your audience interested. What many fail to realize is that this path can become less of a problem if you spend some time reading and understanding how to utilize current technologies to your advantage. John Solleder sits down with mental health wellness advocate and podcast host of MLM, you decide Laura Evans to share her success story as a girl in the corporate world who evolved into a full-time distributor. She emphasizes how reading shaped her business mindset by sharing the most beloved self-help books, including the ones she is reading right now. Laura also delves into the role of multi-income sources in bridging the technology gap between old-school distributors and digital-savvy Millennials.
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From Top President To Top Distributor With Laura Evans
It is my pleasure to introduce another great friend of mine in the industry for many years. Laura Evans, how are you?
John, I’m doing well. Thank you so much.
You have such an amazing story and it’s so different than a lot of people that I interviewed that started as I did, at some point as a distributor and maybe did some corporate along the way. You’ve started the opposite way. Share with everyone your introduction and some of the things you’ve been doing over the last number of years.
My first experience with this industry was I wanted to save on some products as a college student, and I wanted to save on some skincare and beauty products. My hairstylist told me about it and I became a distributor for a company to save some money. I never built anything but that was my first introduction. Many years later out of college and in my career after having worked at J. Crew and Disney on the sales and marketing side, I had an opportunity to work at a party plan company and lead their customer experience, and also their sales and marketing areas. That was my first experience, which led me to a job offer for a billion-dollar company in this industry on the telecom side. That led me to run as a president of a billion-dollar nutrition company in this industry.
I have more of the corporate background and appreciation for what it takes to run a company, but also I have an appreciation for the legitimacy of this business model. I’m an outspoken advocate that this is a credible business. You’ve got great people, products and good companies that are behind this business model. I love being a part of that. A few years ago, I left my corporate career. I retired at what most people consider young and decided that I wanted the freedom and the flexibility that I’ve been promoting and teaching for many years. I walked away from my corporate job and became a field distributor full-time, and I’ve been doing that for the last few years.The most important thing in the learning cycle is using something you learned right away. Click To Tweet
It’s different than most people. They started in the field and ended up corporate at some point. You did the reverse and you did a great job of both those companies that I’m familiar with as well. My further compliments for seeing the light that our side of things is a lot better. My corporate friends are going to get mad at me. I wouldn’t easier, I would say better in terms of that flexibility. As we both know, when that growth happens, you work more in corporate, but when it happens as a distributor, you go, “My check went up and I did the same stuff.”
You have an amazing perspective. One of the things that have happened over the last couple of years is I’ve started to do a lot of writing, which was my first love. I went to school to be a journalist way back when I got introduced to the industry because I couldn’t find a job as a journalist. Now, I can afford to be a journalist because I don’t have to make a living from it. I know you’ve been introduced to our latest book called Leave Nothing To Chance. There are fifteen principles in there. I’m sure there are a few of them that probably got your attention, but what one would you like to mention and talk about it a little bit?
John, I love that you’re producing content that is spoken, read and apply right away. The most important thing I find in the learning cycle is that you learn something and then you use it right away. The one that I have to come back to that forms for me all else is about having the right mindset. Mindset is so important. I see over and over again that I could teach two people the exact same thing, the exact same compensation, scripts, approaches, and one gets better results than the other one does. Why is that? It always comes back to mindset. It’s important that we protect and nourish our mindset with positive affirmations.
I love to do strategic planning. You can take a girl out of corporate, but you can’t take corporate out of me. I love to sit down and do strategic planning on what is your team going to look like when you are earning that amount of money that you want to earn, and then let’s walk it back. What needs to be true for that to happen? If you can’t see it in your mind, your mind is not going to work for you. It’s going to be working against you because we are surrounded by many negative influences, so much discouragement and negative self-talk. It doesn’t matter who you are, whether you’re you or whether you’re me, we all have our own battles to fight in our mind. That’s the difference that people who are successful win that. They’ve got the right mindset and they know how to continue to nourish that mindset.
Somewhere along the way, whether it was in college when you first looked at the industry, as a kid or earlier than that, or maybe it was as you got into the industry corporate world, etc. I’m sure somewhere there was that Galileo moment or that eye-opening moment where somebody put a book in your hand, maybe you’ve tripped across it. Some people found books and they don’t even know how they found it. What was the first one in your life that had an impact?
I know right away it was Anthony Robbins. I don’t even remember. It may be the Awaken The Giant Within, but for me it was cassette tapes. That’s my age and it wasn’t a book. It was an audiotape. What I loved about it was I did a lot of driving, and also a lot of work setting up displays at J. Crew. I was able to put in a cassette recorder and listen to this positivity and power of thinking over and over again. It was a game-changer for me. I have a great story about how I met Tony Robbins many years later, but that is the one that made a big difference for me.
Tell me about how you met Tony.
A mutual friend of ours was flying into Dallas to meet with me and work on some business. When I went to the airport to pick him up from his private plane, I saw a couple of other people get off the plane. I’m like, “What the heck did he bring all of his attorneys with him or what? We were just going to have a simple conversation and he lawyered up or something.” As they approached, sure enough, it was Tony Robbins and his assistant who also happened to be friends with my friend that I didn’t realize. I’d upgraded since then, so what was in my CD player was one of Tony Robbins’ most recent releases. I couldn’t make this stuff up. I fangirled with Tony and said, “You’re not going to believe I’m listening to you right now. Your work has made such a difference for me.” He was so gracious and nice and asked me for my business card. As a surprise, about two weeks later, I got this huge box from his office with a handwritten note from him, with everything he’d ever done before, telling me how nice it was to meet me, and how much he loved that I loved his work.
One thing Tony says that always resonates with me amongst many things he says is that the past does not equal the future. That’s such an image thing, especially with what the country and the world has been through in 2020. I’m a big fan of Tony as well. You’ve read tons of stuff. You’ve listened to tons of stuff. You can’t be as successful as you’ve been without surrounding yourself with all of the classics and maybe the non-classics. If you had to whittle it down, if you’re on a deserted island and they said you could only bring three books with you, what are they?
That is tough because I love to read and I love to listen. I’m a huge fan of Audible these days because I’m a dog mom and I walk my dogs a lot. I listen to books and I can speed it up. I can listen at 1.5 speed. It’s not unusual for me to listen to twelve books a year, and I love that it’s nurturing for me. It’s like food, it’s nurturing. If I was on a deserted island, one of the ones that has to come to mind for me, although I’m going to confess the first time I ever read this book all the way through was a few years ago and that’s The Bible. I enjoy the principles of life and business that I learned that are biblically-based, and that would be number one.
The second one would probably be How to Win Friends and Influence People, but if I’m on a deserted island, that one doesn’t matter that much. That’s a top one for me. The next one would be, and I know there might be different opinions about it, but this book impacted me when I read it. Many years ago, I read a book by Rudy Giuliani called Leadership when he was the governor, mayor or whatever of New York. What I loved about that book was how he managed by the numbers, not by the feelings. That spoke so much to me as a leader and as someone that runs companies. A lot of times, the way people feel about things can be very loud, but the numbers tell a different story. You’ve got to have a balance, but you’ve got to back up what it is that you’re feeling because it may not be correct. That made a big difference for me. The other book that I read recently and there are two of them, one’s called Be The Light and another one is called Sacred Pace. The Sacred Pace is a businessman in Texas. He talks about how he re-engineered his life to have more of a sacred pace in making his decisions. It’s an awesome read.We protect and nourish our mindset with positive affirmations. Click To Tweet
I’ll have to take a look at that. That’s my kind of book. Let’s do a little segue here to building a distributorship. You’ve been back for the first time in the field for many years. You have a ton of experience running a $2 billion network marketing company. You’ve certainly seen some good people in the field. I’m sure you’ve learned from them as well. How do you start a new distributor? Whether you want to take that from a 24-hour plan, 48-hour plan, 1-week plan, 1-month plan, 1-quarter plan, however you want to take it. What do you feel would be the best advice to a new person, timeframe it however you want, and the activities necessary to succeed?
There’s a tactical approach where I make sure that they know the tools and the resources that are available to them in the business and the company, whether it’s downloading an app or those tactical things. The part I love to do is the strategic part. I love to have a conversation with them about what if this does work? Why are they interested in doing this? What got them interested and what that can look like? With every person, that varies. Sometimes people are like, “I’m going to make $10,000 a month right away. I’m going to be a six-figure earner.” That’s where their heads at. Sometimes other people are like, “I don’t know, maybe I’ll just cover the price of my products or the cost of my products.”
What we do is we bridge that gap. I help them think a little bit further beyond if they’re thinking small, I help them think big. If they’re thinking big, I help them walk it back into what is that going to look like. When you are there, what are you going to do with that? That’s an important part of that strategic conversation. It is getting connected, what they’re going to do, how they’re going to feel, and what it’s going to be like when they reach those goals and those milestones. That emotional connection provides that stickiness for surviving some of the setbacks that they’re going to encounter, which every entrepreneur of every type of business encounters. I like to uncover that with them, and then I reinforce it. I like to send them a card, a note, a picture or something that was related to what they’re talking about that they want to get to, to serve as a reminder for them and help them. I usually do it at maybe 3 to 5-year look, 1 year, and the next 90 days, and this 30 days, and then the next 48 hours. I walk it back like that with them in a strategic plan.
It makes sense too because they can dream in easily as we both know. I can think five years from now, but five minutes from now, “Wow.” I have to do something for five years to happen. That’s a great way to do it. Let’s go a little bit further on this question. This is something I’ve been asking a lot of leaders in our industry. To quote Jim Rohn, “Spring follows winter,” and hopefully as a world, we’re getting the springtime, not only physically on the calendar, but metaphorically. Along those lines, I know there are two groups of people that are looking at our industry in a big way. I’ll describe them, and I’d like your reaction to this.
One group is the 60-year-old group. They could be 50, 70 or anywhere in that age range. Perhaps, they’ve been business owners. They’ve worked for somebody who owned a business. They’ve been in some sort of sales like the travel industry, for example, that has been very heavily hit by the pandemic, and there are other industries unfortunately, which I wish there wasn’t but there certainly are. We’ve got that group of people who were a little bit older, and maybe they always poo-pooed network marketing. They always thought, “That’s not for me or it’s a pyramid.” Now all of a sudden they’re going, “Even if I’m going back to whatever I did previously, maybe the business is going to be cut in half, because of the technology. Maybe it’s going to be cut in half because there’s not as much foot traffic anywhere.”
Let’s flip that around with this another group of people. I know you’ve got kids here. I know in Dallas, I don’t know all the ages, but I’ve got a 25, 17 and 16 for example. When I look at those 25-year-olds as a group, they’re very similar to that 60-year-old group outside of the fact that they don’t have the gray hair yet. What they do have that the 60-year-old group may not have are all those technology skills. Every one of them knows how to take an iPhone. They can launch the Space Shuttle with it. They know every application on it. I wonder I have stuff on my phone personally because I’m in that 60-year-old group.
Having said that, that’s a whole other group with some similarities and some differences. What would your advice be? You’ve run $2 billion companies in this space, you’ve been a lead distributor in the company that you’re in. You know this business as well as anybody on the planet. What’s your advice to those two groups of people? If you have a 60-year-old and a 25-year-old sitting in your office right now, what are you going to tell them about this industry that they don’t know, and that they need to know going forward?
You are a journalist, John. You ask some good questions. You probably don’t know this, but I studied Journalism too. I thought that’s what I wanted to do as well. I ended up being a college dropout because my career was going so much faster than the journalism opportunities that I leaned more towards that. What you reminded me of in that question is on a podcast that I’m leading these days called MLM, you decide, which is all about the good and misunderstood of network marketing, we had a discussion like this. We brought in five generations and talk to them about what their impressions were, what their thoughts were, and how they would approach building a network marketing business. It was eye-opening for me because I came at it thinking that I know where I am and my generation, but I made some assumptions about the other generations. What I left that conversation with is how much we were all the same.
For all of the span of the five generations from the 60-year-olds to the 20-year-olds that we covered, we covered 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, from that whole range, belief was the core thing that mattered of, did they believe in themselves? That is what the young people struggled with. They knew all the technology stuff, but they struggled with their belief and what other people would think about them. The folks that were more experienced and more mature in life didn’t know the technology stuff, but they didn’t have the confidence and the belief in themselves that they could really do something that would work because they dated, they were cynics. They’d seen so much, lived so much, and their belief had eroded to be not a positive one. It wasn’t as much about the industry, it was about themselves.
What we talked about and what we’ve also been doing is we’ve been interviewing restaurateurs, nurses, people that are retiring or have retired. Some already had a backup plan happening, and some didn’t. We’ve been sharing those stories. I would tell both of these groups, “We all need multiple sources of income.” Having multiple streams of income is critical. You can learn this, you can do this, and you can do it in a way that attracts the market that is you. When you try to appeal to everyone, you appeal to no one. Be in your lane, be who you are, what you like. If you’re twenty and you want to do only TikTok, do you. If you are 60 and you only want to do Zoom calls, or you want to get together with people in person, then do you. There is a place for both of that. The important thing is don’t wait on the sidelines.When you try to appeal to everyone, you appeal to no one. Click To Tweet
In one of our interviews, one of the restaurateur guy was so thankful that he had started a business in network marketing space because ultimately he had to shut down his restaurant in 2020 because the hospitality industry has been hit so badly. He said that he believes network marketing is going to be a critical element of economic recovery from the situation that we’re going through. If you think about it, we are an at home business. We are a business that you can do online. We are about connection and community, which people are feeling isolated and alone. They don’t know where to turn or what to do. We are that connector part and we have great products, plans and people.
What I would say is for our survival, we have to have multiple sources of income. Gone are the days where you lock in at one thing, and you’re only doing one thing forever. There are a lot of different ways to have multiple sources of income from some affiliate marketing with Amazon or whatever, to a multi-level marketing company, to maybe some a side job, to selling crafts or whatever, but have a couple of different streams of income. What I like is that the younger people are very open to that in the whole gig economy. They’re down for that. They don’t trust that any one company is going to be around for them forever. They are okay earning from different sources, different types of income.
Folks that are a little bit older, they are realizing that their retirement may not be what they thought it was going to be. For them, it’s having some additional source of income. The stats, the last time we had a recession, were that with $400 more a month, a family that went into foreclosure could have avoided that. Seriously, you can create that kind of income with part-time effort as you learn some new skills in this industry. You’re not going to do it alone. You’re going to have great support in doing it. Did that answer your question?
It did. What you said was brilliant. It makes total sense and resonates with all of those groups that you’ve mentioned from 20 right up to probably 80. Everything is a question mark right now. If you think about it, we’ve gone through a big argument in Congress. Was it $1,500 a month that they were going to give? Was it $1,600, $2,000 or less? Why we pay these people in Congress would be on another show. At the end of the day, when you think about it, the point you just made, that $400 in the last major recession years ago is now probably about $1,500, $1,600 a month, give or take.
Whatever the pay plan is, as long as it’s a legitimate company with a legitimate pay plan and a good product, people can make that in our industry on a part-time basis. They don’t have to leave whatever it is they did before. Maybe they were grade school teachers and they wanted to continue to teach or whatever. They should certainly continue that, they can do that. What you said there is crystal clear. Let’s go a little bit further on that. We’re at a time where the world has changed. The pandemic has changed it. There have been all sorts of different things that have happened in the world over the last number of years. When you go back to where you started, like you mentioned cassettes before.
When I first started with the company I’m with many years ago, I did a cassette tape because I was leaving another company. I had to explain why without slandering the former company. My son found that and I had bought him a 1991 Mercedes 190E. It’s got a cassette player. He found the cassette and he stuck it in the cassette player. He said, “Now, I know how this thing works.” I was like, “That’s interesting. Listen to the cassette now.” To that point, Laura, you’ve seen a lot. You’ve seen the good, the bad, the ugly. Here’s the question on this. We’ve got Zoom, WhatsApp and all these different things that didn’t exist when we started. How have those things changed the ease of you being able to build a business from your home there in Charleston without having to leave, without having to put yourself at risk or anybody else, especially during this timeframe with the pandemic? How have these things changed? What are the top technologies that you personally use?
I’m glad that we began embracing using technology from a business standpoint. I didn’t have a learning curve because I was already using all of those in my business for the last few years. Zoom certainly, because it’s given me the connectivity. We can’t touch people but we can see them, we can hear them. I’ve used it for everything from a high school reunion that I organized, to a girl’s happy hour, family birthdays across the country, business meetings, business celebrations and team meetings. You can have a lot of fun with it. It doesn’t have to be all business. I’m thankful and I’ve been able to keep the recordings, and repurpose the recordings or share them. That’s been wonderful. I use Zoom quite a bit.
I’m trying to think what other technologies I use. I’m using Anchor with the podcast. I use phones and we’ve got apps that we use quite a bit, and being able to share resources. I’m very active on all of the social media platforms, in particular Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. That connectivity has been wonderful as well. Those are the ways that my business has evolved. Those are the things I’m using and what I’m doing. I’ve used Easy Webinars a little bit to do some webinars, and then record them so that they’re available. They have an evergreen availability for folks. Those are the things.It's never too late to begin again. Always enjoy being a beginner. Click To Tweet
In wrapping up, we’ve talked about advice to new people. We’ve talked about advice a little bit to existing people. Here we are in this industry for all of these many years. We’ve both been blessed to be in it and have it be part of our lives and our family’s lives and everything else. What’s your advice for people going forward in terms of them being in the right mental zone, the right positive attitude going forward? With every curveball that we’ve been thrown in 2020 or so, we had a pandemic and in Texas, the problem is there, and similar things happening around the country. All the life things that have happened while we’re building a business. This has been such a beacon of leadership to so many people, and the amazing growth that’s happening right now.
What’s your sage advice? You ran two big companies. You’ve been a successful distributor. You’ve been a difference maker in the industry for a long time. What’s your advice to those people who are maybe in the industry that aren’t sold on the industry? What I mean by that is the people who are here, they show up to everything, they listen to everything, but they’re not active in the way that we know they need to be to have the same type of results that you’ve had. What’s your advice to those folks in closing?
It’s never too late to begin again. Enjoy being a beginner. I got a Peloton bike and I’m a beginner on learning how to use it. You had the shoes, the programs, everything. It reminded me of what it’s like to be a beginner. I say that because it doesn’t have to be the New Year for you to draw a line in the sand and say, “What’s done is done. What happened yesterday ended at midnight,” as John Maxwell says. I’m responsible for what’s going to happen for the future. Draw that line in the sand and start over, and skill-up. If you’re lacking confidence, read some things, listen to some things. There are many wonderful resources like John’s books, our podcasts. Your sponsor and your support team can recommend them, but read and skill up. That’s going to help with your confidence.
People might say, “I don’t have time.” I can for sure tell you, I don’t watch any news. I guard the negativity around me and I limit it to bytes of local news, or where I can skim what’s happening in the world. I’m not oblivious to what’s happening in the world. I don’t let it control me, I control it. I control what I’m going to spend, and how much time and energy I’m going to give to it. I fill all my other time with skilling-up, learning how to do more, do better and learning more about how to serve others.
All leaders are readers, I know you agree with that. That’s something you touched on again. Comment on that if you would. I know it’s been around long before us. It will be around long after us. All leaders are readers, and it works the other way, all readers are leaders. Why is that?
I believe that it takes initiative to pick up a book and learn something new. It takes initiative, creativity and motivation to say, “I’m going to learn something. I’m going to do something.” Whether you’re learning about how to play tennis, traveling in another country, self-help, a romance story or whatever you’re reading, you are learning about something else that you’ve not currently experienced. It takes a little bit of initiative to do that. Plus, when you learn, you do skill-up. When you read, you expand your vocabulary and your thinking.
One of the books I’m reading is So You Want To Talk About Race. I‘m enjoying that book because it comes at it from an angle that I don’t have a perspective on. It’s not my background and it’s not my experience. I enjoy reading books that take me outside of what my experience has been so that I can appreciate others and serve others better. That’s why I believe leaders are readers because leaders don’t wait to be told what to do. They take the initiative to do it, but then they learn something that changes them, and they apply it. No matter how subtle it is, they learn something that changes them and they apply it.
That was going to be my last question to you is what you’re reading right now? You use a perfect illustration. I want to go back to you on the name of the book. It’s exactly what CS Lewis used to say, “We read to know we’re not alone,” and sometimes you read and you go, “I’m not the only person that’s gone through whatever, fill in the blank.” What’s the name of that book again that you’re reading?
The name of that book is So You Want To Talk About Race. It talks about racial conflict in America from a diverse perspective, which would not be my perspective on it. It’s been interesting and helpful for me. It’s Black History Month. I’m also reading Maya Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. I’m listening to that in Audible in her voice, which is amazing. The other book I’m reading was given to me a few years ago. I am such a self-help book person that I never got around to reading it. My kids gave it to me, one of my daughters. She said, “You will love this book. I want you to read it.” I love that my daughters are readers. We exchange books and they host book clubs. In fact, So You Want To Talk About Race came from a different daughter of mine. I love it that we have that family experience together. The other book is Where The Crawdads Sing. That’s a nonfiction book. If it’s a fiction, it’s not true. It’s a book that’s just a story, and that’s an amazing one. I’m working on that now.
You’re only reading about five books at a time.
I am always reading about five different things at a time. Usually, they’re related to different things and I enjoy it. Some people might say, “I would read but I don’t have time to.” Are you kidding me? I raised four children, I traveled around the world, I ran a billion-dollar companies, and I found the time to read. I may not read 500-page novels or whatever, but I could fit it in the nooks and crannies of my time. I talked about my favorite thing to do is speed reading by listening on 1.5 speed on Audible when I’m walking the dogs. That helps me crunch through quite a bit. I also make the time like The Miracle Morning thing where you take the time in the morning that you set your day before the day takes control of you. I prioritize a little bit of my reading. I might read a little bit at nighttime before I go to sleep. I fit it in. I believe anybody can fit it in if they want to.
It makes such a difference. I know this with the Holy Bible, sometimes you pick it up and whatever that situation is, there it is for whatever reason. One day, I picked up the Bible and I’m reading James. It was exactly what was going on in my house that day. It helped me to deal with it. To your point, I’ll pick up anything. I’ll pick up on The Seasons of Life, Mr. Robbins’ book, or anything. A two-minute read sometimes makes a huge difference in the day. Tell everybody about your podcast. I certainly like them to take a listen to that as well.
Before I end that, I will say that the secret for me to being able to read through The Bible in a year is that free app, the YouVersion. You can listen to or read the Bible in any translation. I love the message translation. It’s very contemporary for me. You can even cross reference. You can listen to something in the message, and then change it over to New King James and whatever. There are Bible readings. There are tons of plans on there. It’s all free and you can choose a plan that pushes a couple of chapters to you every day. For five minutes a day, you could read through the whole Bible in a year. That is what made the difference for me with that.Leaders don't wait to be told what to do. They take the initiative to do it. Click To Tweet
As far as the podcast is concerned, an author that you might know of, Janine Finney, author of The Flip Flop CEO and Does the Shoe Fit? She was a cynic about the network marketing business because of a bad experience that she had. Oftentimes, that’s the case. Her daughter persuaded her to take another look at it. They ended up her journey. They wrote a book addressing the objections you run in with network marketing. Janine and I co-host MLM, you decide podcast. We launched it in 2020, and folks love to listen to it in the sense that it helps them gain confidence about the industry. We have some great guests everywhere from lawyers to owners of companies, investors in companies, field leaders, very much like what you’re doing, John. We explore what how they got introduced to the industry and the legitimacy of the industry.
It’s not as much training as it is that this industry is real. It’s the good and the misunderstood about multi-level marketing and network marketing. We tackle a lot of topics such as, is this a pyramid scheme? How do you address that? Products are overpriced so that they can pay to the field. Coming from a corporate side, I understand how to explain that to folks. That’s the podcast. You can find it anywhere podcasts are. We’re also on Clubhouse hosting a room every Tuesday at noon. The podcast is MLM, You Decide. It’s on all the streaming places, and also on YouTube.
I can’t wait to listen to it. This has been a privilege. Just to wrap up, the conversations that we have are based on a book called Leave Nothing To Chance. The show is on Leaving Nothing to Chance. Our books are available on Amazon. There are two books there that have been best sellers in the MLM category, small business category, and other numerous categories. Leave Nothing To Chance is our most recent with my co-author, Foster Owusu, from Toronto Canada. My prior one is called Moving Up: 2020, with my co-author Keith Hooper from California. You can acquire them. They’re digital if you want to read them on your devices. They are bilingual. They are 100% in Spanish also if you have a Spanish downline or Spanish folks that you want to introduce to the industry. Laura, this has been a privilege. Thank you again. Any last thing you want to say?
Thank you so much. I appreciate the time to reconnect with you, John. I’m glad that you’re doing so well.
Thank you, Laura, you too.
- Laura Evans
- Leave Nothing To Chance
- Awaken The Giant Within
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- Sacred Pace
- MLM, you decide
- So You Want To Talk About Race
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
- Where The Crawdads Sing
- The Miracle Morning
- The Seasons of Life
- The Flip Flop CEO
- Does the Shoe Fit?
- YouTube – MLM, you decide
- Moving Up: 2020
About Laura Evans
Laura Evans has an accomplished career as an executive for major brands such as JCrew, Disney, and President of a few companies in the MLM industry with annual revenues up to $1Billion. As an advocate for ethics and education of companies in the MLM industry, she served on Board of Directors for the DSA.org and DSEF.org.
In 2014, feeling out of balance with her priorities in life, specifically her family being second place to her work, she retired from corporate at the peak of her career.
Now as an entrepreneur, life coach, and advocate, she equips men and women approaching 50+ to design and pursue with passion their encore career. She is a mental wellness advocate, blogs at learnfromherstory.com, and is certified as an Oola Life Coach.
She is also a certified Child Sexual Abuse Prevention trainer and advocate thru the Darkness to Light organization. And supports the Willow Field Foundation Organization which provides scholarships for therapy to sexually abused children. Her story has been featured in several books, video interviews, and podcasts.