I began Plexus Nov. 29, 2012 after my friend (and now, Sponsor!) Rudi introduced me to it. She had been calling me for several months, telling me that she was loving this new "pink drink" that she had found and thought it would help me with my headaches, low blood sugar, digestive problems and weight problems. We had moved from my home town of Picayune, MS (about 30 miles from the MS Gulf Coast and New Orleans) to NW AR, home of Walmart, about a year before and had gained a LOT of weight. I signed up right away to be an ambassador to get the wholesale price, but had no intentions of "selling" anything... I had been down that route too many times and was NOT interested! I've lost 100 pounds twice in my life using meal replacements, shakes, counting carbs- you name it, I've tried it! But EVERY time, as soon as I went back to my "normal way of eating, I gained it all back (and then some!). So to say I was skeptical was an understatement!!
But to my surprise, I lost 15 pounds that first week and didn't have one bad "sick" headache, even though I had been having them 2-3 times a week for years! My blood sugar was stable the entire time as well, which was an absolute miracle to me. I've always struggled with low blood sugar and had to carry snacks with me everywhere I went, just in case my blood sugar plummeted. But that week I didn't have to dive into my stash once!
In the next couple of weeks I signed up my daughter, Chelsea, who was going to be leaving to be a full-time missionary in Haiti in February and needed some extra support money. That was the ONLY reason I even started reading the compensation plan! But the more I read, the more interested I became. This was a compensation like none I had ever seen (and I had seen plenty!). It LOOKED like it could really work! So I began studying everything I could get my hands on.
In Chelsea's Welcome Pack she received the ProBio5 and BioCleanse so I started using those and another miracle happened! I had had IBS for at least 25 years and had cycles of constipation/diarrhea... sometimes so bad I couldn't leave the house. I had also been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and had 7 rectal surgeries because of complications from it. The ProBio5 and BioCleanse starting helping me have more and more "normal days" and within a month I was not having digestive problems anymore!
And within that same month ANOTHER miracle happened... I had been a HEAVY coke drinker for years and years and was very addicted. If I tried to get off it, I would have even more excruciating headaches. But with Plexus you have to drink a LOT of water and I followed the instructions to the letter and drank half my body weight in water every day. By the end of the first month, I had not only lost 23 pounds but I was completely off of coke and haven't had any since (and that's been over a year!). I didn't think that would ever happen for me!
To help Chelsea, I was signing up family members left and right.... first her grandmother in OK, Pat, then her great-aunt in TX, Janice, then my son, Jordan, then my husband, Ronnie. Janice began signing up people as well and I was beginning to make money, even though my intention was to help Chelsea make her support money by the time she left in February. I really began looking at this at a viable way to make some money. I had been killing myself physically doing face-painting festivals... where I was on my feet working non-stop for up to 12 hours a day. I was just getting too old to continue that for much longer! Losing weight did help my feet not hurt as badly, but when I really studied the compensation plan and started reading about all the ambassadors who were working this and how MUCH they were making, it didn't take me long to decide to put more time into working this business!
In March, I traveled to OK and TX, and did my very first Opportunity Meetings for Pat and Janice, and at that point I had never even SEEN a meeting in person! I'm an extremely shy person and to imagine that I could get up in front of people and do this was amazing to me! We ended up signing up around 15 people at those 2 meetings and I knew I had found what I wanted to do! It was nearly as hard as I thought it would be ;)
In October, we had another miracle happen. We had been in very bad shape financially before Plexus. My husband had been laid off after 28 years as a computer programmer at Stennis Space Center and we ended up losing our house to foreclosure and were surviving on food stamps for a time. We went through all our retirement savings and things looked bleak. We moved to NW AR, away from family and friends, to take a job with Walmart Home Office and things improved, but were still tight. With our Plexus income, we were now beginning to dig out of the financial hole we had fallen into.
In April 2014 I was able to purchase my very first brand-new car that I'm paying for with my Plexus check- a 2014 Hyundai Sonata!! This will do until I get my Plexus Lexus ;)
I currently have over 400 ambassadors on my team. I am now a Ruby Ambassador and should be Sr. Ruby very soon! I also work with my husband on his business. He will be Sr. Gold soon and has nearly 300 people on his team! Because of Plexus' compensation plan, everything my husband does in his business ALSO counts for me, so it almost doubles our Plexus income!
I still have to pinch myself that everything is happening the way it has! By next summer, we'll be making enough from Plexus that my husband can retire from his full-time job with Walmart Home Office! I praise God for working all things out for our good! Thank you, Lord!
Bella Vista, AR
Team Dawn Vaughan