My Wife Said Don’t Quit

Tim & Yolanda Hunte , Executive Consultant

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Tim Hunte was a real estate investor working in ”corporate America.” And he wasn’t all that interested the first time he heard about Ambit Energy…or the second time…or the third, fourth or fifth time either. But for some reason, he was ready to listen the sixth time.

“Yes, six times!” exclaims Tim. “I knew something big was going on with Ambit, and I had to check it out. When I got home, I told my wife Yolanda about the possibility of joining Ambit.”

But Yolanda wasn’t convinced that Tim would stick with it. “Tim, you’ve started so many things and not finished,” she implored him. “Please, just don’t quit on this opportunity!”

So Tim and Yolanda started their Ambit business in January 2008 – and the timing couldn’t have been better.

“WHAT A WIFE”
Two weeks before Christmas of 2008, Tim was laid off. “I was in total shock,” he recalls. “I still remember going down the staircase of the train station in Manhattan, and calling my wife from a pay phone to tell her the news.”

Although he felt like he let his family down, “Yolanda was totally supportive.” She helped him maintain a positive outlook by reminding him of his decision to join Ambit. “What a wife!”

As the proud father of five children, Tim had his “WHY” – and promised to focus on his Ambit business. Soon, he saw that “Ambit kept their promise as well – paying Consultants residual income for the business they get going.”

ALWAYS UP FOR A CHALLENGE
To keep themselves focused, the Huntes put up a vision board and drew up a road map. But for extra motivation, they attended a “Power Trip” event held by National Consultant and “Ambit’s #1 Income Earner” Brian McClure.

Today, Tim still remembers McClure telling the crowd: “80% of you will not be here next year!” And Tim took that personally – “I’m always up for a challenge.”

He noticed how many other leaders were advancing by “plugging into the system,” and it became evident to him that “becoming a great leader meant becoming a great follower.”

As Tim continued to grow his Ambit business, his wife Yolanda began to appreciate his dedication and consistency. As a show of support, she started to bring the whole family to all of his out-of-town meetings. And together, they watched as their checks started to get bigger. INTEGRITY AND PROGRESS
At Ambition 2010, Tim and Yolanda received the Pure Energy Award at Ambition 2010 for their passion, commitment and consistency. In addition, they qualified for the 5-Star Club trip to Mexico.

While they were enjoying their time in Mexico, the Huntes heard Jere Thompson say something that really resonated with them. He said: “As you begin to make money in this business, you want to do two things. First, you want to get out of debt. And second, pay your taxes.”

Tim was extremely impressed with Jere’s commitment to integrity, as well as his practical advice, including the fundamental building blocks for financial freedom.

“And it’s working,” says Tim. “My family should reach our goal of purchasing a new home by the end of 2012, and our financial outlook is better than ever!”

WHAT’S NEXT
“We’re very excited about the future we’re creating for our team and our family,” says Tim. “Many people can achieve financial freedom just working Ambit part-time – and keep growing as Ambit launches state after state! It’s a no-brainer!”

Although the path to success is clear, Tim stresses that “we’re successful thanks to the success of others. It’s about helping everyone on our team achieve – and we have such a passion to help others!”

For all of the best reasons, Tim Hunte is glad his wife said “Don’t quit!”

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CONGRATULATIONS! Our Newest National Consultant!

Rigoberto Yepez, National Consultant

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CONGRATULATIONS to Rigoberto who got promoted to National Consultant on July 1, 2014…

There’s no higher rank than National Consultant, and now Rigoberto Yepez, Ambit Millionaire and Pacesetter award winner 2013, Pure Energy Award and other honors, will add that achievement to his list of accomplishments.

Rigoberto Yepez was born in Mexico and grew up in California. He started working in the fields of California when he was 15 years old, but he was always looking for the perfect business. One that would give him both time and money.

“This is a Family business and we all help each other. I think things are going pretty well because we all believe this is the vehicle. It’s a great opportunity.”

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Second Time’s the Charm

Beverly Hardwick , Executive Consultant

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If Ambit Energy had come along sooner, Beverly Hardwick thinks she might have been a millionaire.

Earlier in her career, Beverly discovered network marketing after the deregulation of the telecommunications industry. She found that with her strong work ethic, success was within reach.

“That experience sort of spoiled me, because it showed me I could live a lifestyle where I had both time and money,” recalls Beverly. “In the corporate world, you might make good money - but you don’t always have the time to enjoy it. Now, I was able to spend more time with my family and friends.”

But despite her best efforts, her business waned as the telecom industry boom slowed down.

A New Opportunity
Still, Beverly was determined to have her own business, and she found herself in the insurance industry. But there were drawbacks: several certifications and licenses were required, it was very time-consuming, and the industry was extremely complicated. She knew she wanted something else.

Then one day, a friend from her network marketing days showed up out of nowhere. “He’d mentioned to me that when ‘the next big one’ came along, he would let me know. I’m grateful he didn’t forget!”

Her friend told her about another deregulation story - this time, it was the energy industry. “The minute he told me, I knew this would be big. When he started sharing about Jere Thompson and Chris Chambless - I was so impressed.”

Jere’s tale of entrepreneurship and success made a big impact on Beverly - as did Chris’s success story and commitment to his Consultants. She also appreciated the respect each man had earned for their integrity and character.

“It Was A No-Brainer”
But as much as Beverly was impressed by the company, she thought the “product” was equally intriguing. “In comparing the deregulation of telecom to energy, I could easily see that energy was a much bigger market. It’s something people really have to have. It’s a necessity.”

In the end, the compensation plan sealed the deal. “For the first time, I felt like I had found the right compensation plan. I knew that if I could be as successful [with Ambit] as I had been with telecom, I could make an excellent income.”

And when she put it all together, for Beverly, it was a “no-brainer.” She says she “elated” and “excited,” and that she “had absolute certainty” in the Ambit Opportunity.

But even though she had made the decision to start her own Ambit business, Beverly couldn’t act right away because she was in the middle of taking care of her insurance certifications.

“Even though I couldn’t jump in right away, I started to write my list and get my customers lined up. Then, a few months later, I was able to start my business.” Beverly knew that once she built her new business to the right level, she could achieve financial security for her family. The Difference Is Family
Because Beverly is a single mother, ensuring financial security for herself and her family is especially important. “It’s very important for a lot of single people, especially for single females … to build up a residual income and create a solid financial future.”

Having seen the benefits of her previous networking experiences, Beverly’s family has become involved in Ambit, too. Both her daughter and her son have become Ambit Consultants.

Ultimately, her goal is to take care of more than just her immediate family. “My goal is to leave generational wealth for my loved ones.”

Better Than Expected
Even with her high expectations, the business has turned out even better than Beverly imagined. “Everything has been far and above what I thought it would be, because of Jere Thompson and Chris Chambless. They always put their Consultants first, and they’re constantly looking for innovative ways to help us build our businesses.”

Beverly also raves about the customer retention programs, including the travel rewards and free energy programs. “I don’t know of another company that offers free energy,” she beams. “They’re really putting us first – and with many companies, that’s not necessarily true.”

She acknowledges that her team is the real reason she’s where she is. “Other Consultants say that ‘it’s teamwork that makes the dream work,’ and they’re right,” says Beverly. “My team helped me get there, and I really want them to know that I appreciate them.” As much as she has enjoyed reaching her own goals, helping her team achieve theirs has been just as rewarding.

Seize The Day
Beverly’s advice is very simple. “If the dream is big enough, the facts don’t count. It doesn’t matter if you live in a non-deregulated city or state; it doesn’t matter if your upline has retired; and it doesn’t matter if you think you don’t have the time. You can always work through it. Carpe Diem!”

She also believes in the importance of helping your team members to achieve their dreams more by example than by words. “I’m focused now on helping my Consultants reach their goals. I want to be wherever they are. I’m energized that — by helping other people—I can reach my own goals and dreams.”

And that’s one more success for Beverly Hardwick.

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A Man of Faith and an Ambit Believer, Too!

Dr. Ronald & Janet Jenkins , Executive Consultant

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Having been in the ministry for his entire professional career, it was a unique decision for new Executive Consultant Dr. Ron Jenkins to start his Ambit Energy business.

“It has been my lifelong dream to help and encourage people,” says Dr. Ron, a resident of League City, Texas. “It’s my everyday passion – I love being in the people business.”

When he was introduced to the Ambit Opportunity by a friend, he saw the business as a tool he could use to help people in their financial life. “I was very impressed with Ambit. It gave me the opportunity to help my own financial future and the future of others as well. I knew that so many people were hurting, and now I had another way to help others achieve their financial goals.”

A LEAP OF FAITH
“Like a lot of people, my family asked ‘what have you gotten yourself into this time?’” recalls Dr. Ron. “But I was convinced that the Ambit Opportunity was a great tool. I never even talked to my wife about it – I just came home after signing up [on May 29, 2009] and told her we were in the Ambit business!”

Naturally, his wife Janet was curious about the cost and how they would be able to earn their money back. “I told her we’d have our money back before the credit card bill arrived. And you know what, I did get my investment back by the time we go the bill in the mail. Was I ever glad of that!”

Despite some early doubts, Dr. Ron soon became confident that he could succeed with Ambit. “Especially now that I’ve been promoted to EC – my expectations have far exceeded that I thought Ambit would do for me,” said Dr. Ron. “When I joined the team, I had several ‘WHYs.’ One was to help other people – which I’ve been able to do, and it’s been very rewarding. Another was to help my three sons pay for college, and it’s only because of Ambit that I’ve been able to help them get started on paying their loans.”

FAMILY FIRST
Certainly, Dr. Ron was able to change his family’s minds about the Ambit business. “In fact, they were very encouraging and are proud of my success. Our boys have seen our whole journey, and are now at the point where they will be in the Ambit business when they graduate from college.”

And Dr. Ron is proud to be a part of the Ambit family as well. His sponsor was SC Sue Tombrella, and his upline leadership includes RC/SC Phil Toler, NC Debbie Atkinson and NC Philip Eckart.

“No doubt, the team I belong to with Chris and Debbie Atkinson has been a blessing. They have mentored me every step of the way – teaching me so in turn, I could teach my team.” Every new team member gets a welcoming phone call from Dr. Ron, no matter when or where they come into the business. “I work hard at training them on the phone and helping them understand how to use their Dashboard. I also call them from time to time to check on them.

“I do all this because that’s what my team taught me to do. And it’s pretty cool seeing my team taking my lead and doing the same things for their team.”

MAKING IT WORK
It took a few months for everything to click, but Dr. Ron likes to say that he came to a point where “it went from the head to the heart.”

“When it reached the heart,” he says, “I think about it all the time, I work on it all the time, and I am always looking for opportunities to share the Ambit Opportunity. My wife and I have become a team and we can’t stop talking about it wherever we go!”

Although he’s enjoying great success, Dr. Ron will continue to work his business on a part-time basis and focus on his ministry. “I suppose I can never fire my Big Boss,” he chuckles. “So I do Ambit part-time. But I find time to go to as many meetings as possible, and attend every training event possible. Ambit just becomes a part of everything you do!”

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Like most Consultants, Dr. Ron’s goal is to reach National Consultant status. But his ultimate goals are to set up his family with a solid financial future, as well as helping others in need. “I’d like to teach others to do the same thing we’ve been able to do, and achieve their goals and dreams.”

“My advice for new consultants is to never, never stop doing the business. If it starts out slow, that’s OK. Keep working hard and you will see success. Go to as many trainings as possible, go to as many weekly meetings as possible, and bring as many people as you can to meetings. Believe in yourself and your future!”

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Three Weddings and a Success Story

Vincent Sawyer , Executive Consultant

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After graduating from college and seminary, Vincent Sawyer moved to Queens in New York. For more than two decades, he has served as a full-time pastor for a multi-ethnic ministry which includes members from more than 40 countries.

He and his wife Terri have three daughters and a son. And a few years ago, all three girls were attending private colleges at the same time, so additional income was more than a good idea – it was a necessity!

“We desperately needed a source of extra income,” recalls Vincent. “And Ambit Energy became that vehicle to help our family.”

INTEGRITY AND FREE ENERGY
A friend of Vincent’s invited him to see the Ambit Opportunity, although he was “very skeptical” at first.

“But the more I looked into Ambit, the more impressed I was with what they had to offer both customers and Consultants,” says Vincent. “I really liked the company’s level of integrity, the perks for becoming a customer, and especially the opportunity for free energy – month after month and year after year!”

FROM DIPLOMAS TO WEDDING DRESSES
Vincent remembers his wife Terri’s hesitance about Ambit at first. “But once those orange envelopes began arriving, she realized what a great opportunity it was!”

Once their daughters successfully completed college (“with NO debt,” adds Vincent), it just so happened that each of them got engaged to be married. “Thanks to our blessings through Ambit, we were able to give each of them a beautiful wedding – all of them within a ten-month period, too!”

And the positive effects of Vincent’s Ambit business continue throughout the family. Now that their son is beginning college, Vincent and Terri can rest assured that Ambit will help them afford to pay for his education.

“And most of my family lives in Connecticut, so we’re hoping that someday soon Ambit will have service there – because my entire family and all of their friends are ready to enroll the second it’s available!”

MAKING IT WORK
Although Vincent works Ambit part time, he makes it his goal to invite guests to at least one Ambit Opportunity meeting a week.

“When I began with Ambit, my expectations were to reach each of my goals – Regional, Senior and Executive Consultant levels – by working steadily and consistently.”

“And my results have been pretty much on target with my expectations,” claims Vincent. “I always expect a lot out of myself, and it’s a blessing that with Ambit, you get a big reward for your hard work.” Vincent is very appreciative of the Ambit people who have helped him along the way: “They’ve been so helpful and encouraging – always willing to take time to return a phone call or answer a question. The Consultants in my organization have been just great.”

THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSULTANTS
You can tell how much Vincent trusts Ambit – he’s already enrolled each of his four adult children in his Ambit organization!

“That residual income is something that will help them for the rest of their lives,” says Vincent proudly. “Another dream of mine is to travel to other countries to teach after I retire from pastoral ministry – and because of Ambit, I’ll be able to achieve that goal too.”

Within his organization, Vincent truly appreciates the Consultants who are working hard to build their own successes. And he still has a pair of goals: “To produce five Executive Consultants in the next three years – and to promote to National Consultant.”

IT TAKES PERSISTENCE AND AMBITION
Vincent believes in the wisdom of “Slow and steady wins the race,” and that’s evident in his journey to success.

Of course, he didn’t have any use for the “slow” part of the famous saying – since he rose through the ranks to Executive Consultant in just two and a half years.

“Work hard and steadily,” says Vincent. “Don’t ever quit, and you’ll eventually achieve your goals.”

And he encourages his team to attend Ambition because it’s “inspiring, informative and especially helpful for new Consultants.”

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From Tough Times to “Epic” Success

Patrick Flander, Executive Consultant

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Every Ambit Energy Consultant has their “WHY” – the main reason that they start their own business and strive for success.

Patrick Flander used to work two jobs, with a full-time position “working long hours” as an administrator for a road construction company and a part-time career as a professional disc jockey on weekends. Life was, he admits, “extremely busy.”

And then the resident of St. Johnsville, New York, found not just one “WHY” – but two.

In January 2010, Patrick’s boss called him to let him know that “the company was re-organizing and my job could be in jeopardy.” And a few months later, his older brother – who had made many sacrifices on Patrick’s behalf while they were growing up – told him that his wife was going to need brain surgery.

“When he came to me, I thought about Ambit – which I had recently been introduced to,” recalls Patrick. “I knew that I could go to work and help.”

PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF
“It was my neighbor and long-time friend who told me about Ambit,” says Patrick. “Over a couple months, he stayed in contact with me two or three times a week – following up to see if I had checked out his website. He’d invite me to his house and offer to take me to a presentation.”

“But one day he came to my house as I was getting home from work, and he asked me ‘for a favor’ – to go with him to a Business Presentation and take a look, then get a drink. I agreed because I figured the phone calls and invitations would stop. Or so I thought!”

Patrick and his friend went to see a presentation by National Consultant Ray Montie, and “it all made sense to me.” He realized that he could make additional money with a service – “a necessity of life” – and not a product.

He did his research, calling the New York State Public Service Commission and inquiring about energy deregulation. And he remembered a college professor who had demonstrated how network marketing could be successful.

“So I started my business on April 2, 2009, and the journey began!”

A ROUGH START
Patrick saw all the benefits of being an Ambit Consultant – realizing that it wasn’t asking people to change their buying habits or spend extra money, and that the timing was perfect.

“The idea that this was going to happen, with or without me, kept me up at night,” he says.

But at the beginning, Patrick was not well-received in his community among his family, friends and co-workers. “I went about introducing the Opportunity the wrong way. People were uninformed, and many told me that it wouldn’t work.”

“I still have friends that won’t take the time to look at Ambit or become my customer. But I was presenting the service my way, and not the Ambit way. I couldn’t get anyone to a presentation and got all kinds of rejection.”

His dad became his first customer, though, and a few friends and neighbors signed on as customers – and Patrick started to receive his first commissions.

“But my sponsor Wayne Lynch, Kirk Horan and Ray Montie challenged me to get plugged in and try it their way,” says Patrick. “And it was when I heard NC Brian McClure state that ‘you need to understand before you can be understood’ that I knew I needed to become a student. And then my business started to grow and I began to promote.”

THE MOTIVATION THAT DRIVES HIM
Although he started his Ambit business “extremely part-time” – three to five hours a week – Patrick also kept in mind some words of wisdom from EC Mike O’Bay: “We don’t’ go out to do Ambit – we do Ambit while we are out.”

Patrick attended weekly meetings and started to find more time for his business – and his commissions began to increase while his team grew as well. “I put forth a consistent ten to twelve hours, and was continually educating myself. It was right around that time that I got that call from my boss and soon after, heard about my sister-in-law’s medical needs.”

He took his desire to help his family as motivation to work his Ambit business more and more. “I couldn’t do everything, but a consistent, part-time commitment allowed me to give back and help out. Because Ambit was my vehicle, my niece and nephew still have their college savings – and it was incredibly gratifying to be able to give back to my brother during trying times.”

Then, in March 2011, Patrick’s employer of 16 years told him he was being let go because his position was no longer needed. “I was proud to inform them that the ‘energy thing’ they told me ‘wasn’t legitimate’ and ‘wouldn’t work’ now paid all my monthly bills – and that I made more money last year with my part-time energy business than I did with them after more than a decade and a half.”

He proudly explained to his now-former boss that he had become an Executive Consultant with the fastest-growing private company in North America – “according to a magazine that my boss subscribed to” – Inc. magazine. “In the words of the Rolling Stones, ‘you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need,’” claims Patrick – revealing his music-loving DJ side. “I may not have the largest business in Ambit, and I haven’t reached all my goals. But in 19 months with a consistent, part-time effort, I reached my financial freedom number.”

“So now I’m full-time with Ambit, and I’m very appreciative, thankful and blessed to have what I need.”

ALL ABOUT PEOPLE
Patrick believes that the best way he gets paid “is with the relationships that I’ve built with positive people that I’m meeting. I understand that the only way that I have success is by helping others have success.”

“I have great people on my team, and couldn’t have reached this level without their efforts and successes.”

Although he has achieved the Executive Consultant level, Patrick asserts that “it’s not all about the money – it’s about helping others and changing lives. It becomes more than riches when you’re approached by someone that thanks you because our business saved their home from repossession.”

Despite all the complications in his life, Patrick is confident that both his upline and his own team have helped him overcome these challenges and find his path in life. “Because of Ambit, my family and my future family will be free of financial worries.”

LOOKING AHEAD

Down the road, Patrick looks forward to becoming a National Consultant, “getting that yellow coat” and spending all the time he can with his family.

“I’m going to keep my end results in mind, but also enjoy the ride by helping others along the way,” he says. “I see myself learning more, becoming a better leader, and passing it on as we all grow our businesses.”

His best advice: “Keep it simple.” Regardless of education or past experiences, Patrick believes that becoming a student of the business is essential to success. “The best thing that happened to me was failing in the beginning – because it helped me understand that I needed the proper training, which finally led to success.”

“With all the times of challenge and frustration, I wanted to quit more than once. But I’m glad I made the right choice by not walking away. It takes perseverance, persistence and passion to make it happen!”

“AMBITION MADE ME BELIEVE”
Patrick remembers his first AMBITION – he attended the 2009 event as a Senior Consultant. “By attending AMBITION, it became real to me – what was before me, and that I needed to become more a part of it. I remember saying ‘that’s great for some of these people having all that success – but successes like that don’t happen to me.’”

“Well, if you think that way, then it won’t. But hearing the co-founders speak helped me develop focus. And spending time with Ray Montie helped me find my path. I would not have attained that support if I didn’t go to Dallas.”

“AMBITION made me believe.”

At that first AMBITION, Patrick was grateful to discover that Ambit’s co-founders “care about me – and all of us,” and that “the corporate office in Dallas is full of people that work tirelessly to make this possible.”

And at AMBITION 2010, he took one word home with him from Chris Chambless’ speech: “EPIC.”

“Every morning, I wake up and start repeating my new motto: ‘EPIC,’” says Patrick. “Had I not been at AMBITION, I wouldn’t have felt what I re-live every morning – one word, one choice, one answer. I want to be a part of something EPIC with Ambit.”

“When I get going each day, whether I’m on the phone or going to help someone on my team or driving to Pennsylvania – none of this happens if I’m not there for AMBITION. It’s a ‘must’ to attend. You can’t explain it, you just have to experience it for yourself.”

And that’s coming from someone who has truly grown from his entire Ambit journey. Starting as a struggling new Consultant with two “WHYs,” and now as an Executive Consultant striving for “EPIC” success, Patrick Flander is truly an Ambit success story.

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The “Favor” that Changed Our Lives

Sigal & Joe Cespuglio, Executive Consultant

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Sigal Cespuglio and her husband Joe are used to having their own business – they had a company restoring and rebuilding antique cars, custom cars and custom motorcycles.

“I came to here 15 years ago from Israel and met Joe,” says Sigal. “We fell in love and got married, and together we ran our automotive business.”

They got married in 2000, and spent all of their savings on medical bills in their efforts to have a child.

“And then the economy collapsed – and so did our business,” recalls Sigal. “So we were looking for new ways to make additional income.”

ONE SMALL FAVOR
Sigal decided to go into real estate, and started taking classes. Then one day, she got a phone call from her Aunt Hanna. “She said that she just started a new business – helping people save money on their gas and electric Bills. So she asked me to do her a favor and become her customer, and I did.”

A few days later, she received the three-day, two-night hotel stay from Ambit, just for becoming a customer. “I got excited, and we started telling all of our friends – and they got excited, too!”

Sigal called her aunt again to ask if she could help her friends, too, and her aunt – knowing that Sigal and Joe were looking for additional income opportunities – invited them to an Ambit Business Presentation in Staten Island.

“As soon as they mentioned energy deregulation and saw the Ambit compensation plan, we knew that we needed to take advantage of this opportunity. So we joined Ambit Energy – and that favor that we did for my aunt changed our lives!”

THE “AMBITION” EFFECT
Less than two months after starting their Ambit business, Sigal and Joe attended AMBITION 2008 as Senior Consultants.

“We were very impressed by Jere Thompson and Chris Chambless, the company, the training sessions, and the energy of the crowd,” says Sigal. “The event got us even more excited, knowing that we were in the right place at the right time.” “We came back from AMBITION very motivated to work with our team, supporting them and passing on all the knowledge that we obtained. And as we continued to build our Ambit business – attending all the Business Presentations and training events with our team in New York, it helped us all to grow and learn more from our top leaders.”

Sigal and Joe are very thankful for all of the time, knowledge and experience that their fellow Consultants have shared with them, and do their best to share it all with their team.

“BECOME THE PERSON IN THE STORY”
“Building our Ambit business as partners is truly a blessing for us,” says Sigal. “It’s wonderful to be able to work on our goals and dreams together – and also to be helping others change their financial futures, while we build lifelong friendships, too.”

“Today, we’re building our Ambit Energy Business full time. Because of the Ambit Opportunity, we’re now saving up the money we need to start our family with no worries!”

Sigal also feels fortunate to have found a business that pays residual income. “You’ll always hear stories about someone becoming successful thanks to an opportunity that changed their lives – while you sit on the sideline asking ‘why couldn’t that be me?’”

“Our advice for new people coming into this business is to stay persistent and consistent, and to make it happen – don’t watch it happen. Because when you take control of your financial future, you can become the person in that story!”

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Unable to Bear the Wall Street Bull

Robert Giamboi, Executive Consultant

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Rob Giamboi had what many might consider a dream job, working for a prestigious hedge fund on Wall Street. But he was unhappy and stressed out. He missed using the values of teamwork, leadership and commitment that he’d developed as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and longed to find a career that would be more emotionally rewarding. Because Rob taught mixed martial arts in his spare time, he hoped to open a school and teach MMA. Just when it looked like he would achieve his dream, the banking collapse of 2008 left him without funding.

Though disappointed, Rob didn’t give up. He started researching other business opportunities that would allow him to make money without quitting his job. It was about this time his old high school friend Rob Verardi introduced him to the Ambit opportunity.

“What impressed me was that I didn’t have to sell anything. My potential customers were already using my product and already paying for it. I wasn’t asking them to reach into their pocket and pay for something they may or may not need—especially in these current economic conditions.” And as an Ambit Consultant, he’d be able to put his leadership skills and commitment to teamwork to good use.

Fighting To Make A Dream Come True
When Rob started to work with Ambit, his goal was to raise enough money to open his MMA school. “It’s completely changed now. It’s about FREEDOM. I have the opportunity to create my own life and my own success.” In fact, Rob’s Ambit business has grown so rapidly he is working on a way to transition out of his job at the brokerage firm. “The dread of having to go to a job I don’t like for the next 40 years is gone,” he says. “I’ve learned how to recognize an opportunity. There’s no more getting up at 5:30 a.m. to travel two hours to a job that doesn’t excite me.”

Of course, the journey wasn’t always easy. Many of Rob’s friends ridiculed his decision to start his Ambit business. He had to get over a fear of public speaking, and work hard to learn the Ambit system.

Once he’d invested the time and effort, though, Rob found success came quickly. “To be an Executive Consultant after only two years means I completely exceeded my expectations.”

Making A Winning Investment
Rob advises new Ambit Consultants to make sure they are completely trained before they try to sell, and to always follow the system. “Become a professional inviter and maximize the number of people you share the business with. Role play with your fellow Consultants until you sound natural and not rehearsed. Really, we get paid to do two things, so doesn’t it make sense to get really good at those two things?”

Rob’s goal for the next AMBITION is to have 50 people on his team attend, and he sees reaching his goal of having a five-figure month in the next year. The bottom line is that after nine years of working on Wall Street, Rob saw that the best investment was in himself.

My “Why?”
My mixed martial arts school initially…now it’s simply FREEDOM!

Time spent working my Ambit business:
5-7 hours a week.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Not quitting thanks to a phone conversation with EC John Nicolauo.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
The announcements!!!

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC.
Dominic Light, Tommy Moudatsos,  Lee Moudatsos, Loretta Giamboi, and Ryan Kiena

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Moving to the Beat of His Own Drum

Blake Hunter, Executive Consultant

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Blake Hunter has owned and operated a DJ and audio/visual company since 2003, and worked hard to keep his business going. Even though he’s had success and enjoyed his work, Blake had to make a change. With his 5-year old daughter, Kylee, at home, working nearly every night until 3 a.m. wasn’t what he wanted.

“I was not getting to spend as much time with my daughter as I’d like,” he explained. “I knew I wanted a way out of working so much.”

Although it took more than two years for Blake to embrace the Ambit Opportunity, he finally took his friend Bobby Aymes’ advice. Learning about Bobby’s journey to being a successful Executive Consultant with Ambit was the motivation Blake needed to pull the trigger.

“After seeing how Bobby had retired from being a HVAC tech and was on his way to Financial Freedom, I was all in,” he said.

Climbing the Charts
Soon, Blake’s minimal time investment into his Ambit business began paying dividends. He knew the importance of soaking up knowledge from his upline, and used that information to his advantage.

“I listened to my leaders and followed the system,” Blake said. “I worked the business part-time and, with only 3-5 hours per week devoted to Ambit, I fast-tracked to Regional Consultant in 19 days. Just 90 days later, I became a Senior Consultant!”

Setting specific goals played a huge role in Blake’s fast start.

“I am always working towards accomplishing my Vision Board goals,” he said. “My personal goal was to become an Executive Consultant before my 30th birthday, which I was able to achieve the day before I turned 30.”

Because of his rapid success, it wasn’t long before Blake was able to quit being a DJ full-time. Now he’s able to spend more time with his daughter and concentrate on his Ambit business. Those long nights are a thing of the past.

“With my determination and consistent effort, I was able to retire from spinning and playing music in the clubs,” Blake said. “Now I’m just doing special events on Saturdays for extra cash.”

Becoming a Number One Hit
Like all successful Consultants, Blake figured out quickly the key to building a strong Ambit business.

“I love how you succeed with this company by helping others succeed,” he said. “I look forward to helping many more people achieve their dreams in the future.”

The results have allowed Blake to pursue other dreams.

“Recently I was able to purchase a brand new truck and take a trip to Italy,” Blake said. “This business has also allowed me to start building my lifelong dream of owning a wakeboard school on Lake Austin.”

Blake’s transformation from late night DJ to Ambit Consultant is a testament to the hard work he’s put into changing his life, and shows his desire to make it to the top with Ambit.

My “Why”:
Buying back my time and putting money away for my daughter’s college.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
5 to 10 hours per week, including the Wednesday lunch BP that I also host. 

The single most-effective success tool, factor or influence for growing your Ambit business:
The three-way call!

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Getting the opportunity to see how Ambit is changing the lives of people from around the country as well as the amazing recognition of top Ambit performers.

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Dr. Gerard Liboiron, Onaje Givan, Sean and Charu Robertson , Matthew Ekhart and Tracy Qualls.

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Our Life is Changed Forever

Peggy and Ernie Force, Executive Consultant

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Peggy and Ernie Force know something about commitment. After all, this dynamic duo already has more than 50 years of marriage under their belt.

Professionally, their dedication was no different. Ernie enjoyed a rewarding teaching career for 35 years, while Peggy helped others as a medical assistant. Ernie also spent 46 years on the couple’s local church board.

Even though they both enjoyed long and fruitful careers, they weren’t able to sustain the lifestyle they desired in their golden years.

“The challenges came as we entered the fixed-income stage of our retirement,” Ernie explained. “We continued to want to travel, but at the end of the month we simply couldn’t with the money leftover in our checking account.”

Finding the Ambit Opportunity
Fortunately for Mr. and Mrs. Force, a former student of Ernie’s introduced them to an exciting opportunity.

“Our former pastor’s son Ron Long, whom Ernie taught in school, gave us a call,” Peggy said. “Ernie decided to look at the business plan. He immediately saw the potential and decided to go for it. The rest is history.”

Even though it took some convincing to get Peggy’s full support, the Force’s Ambit business quickly started booming.

“Peggy wasn’t on board at first, but when the money started to come in she got excited,” Ernie said. “We realize that we’re building a legacy for our kids and our grandkids.”

Given their backgrounds in careers that were based on helping others, it’s no surprise that Peggy and Ernie have thrived with Ambit.

“Our life is changed forever as we strive to help others realize their potential and move forward with their lives,” Peggy said.

Next Step: Oldest National Consultants
Despite their success, one of their goals is to never stop growing – both professionally and personally.

“Personal growth through reading and listening to others is just as important as being financially free,” Peggy said. “We want to give a lot away to our church and charity, and help others to achieve their dreams.”

They found out in the spring of 2014 that success with Ambit can result in added perks. Peggy and Ernie received an all-expenses paid vacation after earning their way into Ambit’s exclusive Five-Star Club.

“Our proudest accomplishment was to make the Five-Star trip to Punta Mita, Mexico,” Peggy gushed. “Being able to spend time with Chris [Chambless] and Jere [Thompson] and their wives was priceless.”

Always ready to provide inspiration, they have a simple message for Consultants that are just starting out.

“Get started and never quit,” Ernie urged. “Don’t let any amount of ‘No’ answers slow you down, and don’t let anyone ruin your chance to achieve Financial Freedom.”

Ambit has been a dream come true for the Force’s. It’s only a matter of time before they accomplish their next goal: becoming Ambit’s oldest National Consultants!

Our “Why”: 
We want to be the oldest National Consultants!

Time spent working the Ambit business:
Part-time.

The single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your Ambit business:

Staying plugged in to Brian McClure, Chris and Debbie Atkinson, Jim and Kim Mason, Bev & Ron Long and Jim and Julie Brosious.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
We love getting fired up by meeting other leaders and listening to their stories, and meeting with Chris and Jere.

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Wade and Pam Vonada, George and Linda Elder, Tom and Amy Palfey, Dick and Kim Stever and Rodney and Sherri Wellar. 

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Doing His Homework

Aharon Shain, Executive Consultant

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Aharon Shain comes from a family of educators, and has more than nine years of teaching experience to his own credit. He also authored a book, worked as a curriculum salesperson and is busy raising a family.

As his family continued to grow, his expenses were increasing faster than his income and he needed another income stream. Also his children needed more care so his wife became a full time mom. “This left me to be the sole breadwinner of the family and I was struggling to make ends meet” he says.  It was at this moment in time when his school shared the free energy referral program to the teachers and he joined as a consultant. When he learned of the financial opportunity he took off.

“The income was slow to come, I was working overtime and this was especially challenging for my wife,” he admits. But he continued to work his home-based business and build a strong team. “It took persistence and a consistent effort to develop and grow, but this has created an atmosphere for our team to thrive and develop key skills and the entrepreneurial mindset necessary to succeed.”

Getting an Education
For Aharon, Ambit was a true learning experience.

“I had to learn to think like an entrepreneur. I see the value of teamwork, and how much more we can accomplish than doing it alone. And I learned to value residual income—the ability to earn passive income on cumulative effort over time.”

Of course, as a teacher, it was natural for Aharon to share what he learned with others. “I took the initiative to create an attractive culture to support what would become my team, and attracted a group of exceptional Consultants who are committed to promoting Ambit’s values. We work hard to ensure our Customers and Consultants enjoy their benefits.”

These efforts have paid off. Today, Aharon & his wife are moving toward their goal of financial freedom. Many of his family members are earning free energy, and his wife is proud of their Ambit business. But perhaps the best part is when consultants comment what a difference it made in their lives being a part of Ambit Energy. Or when Customers ask “How much do I owe you for keeping on top of my plan?” “I just thank them for being their loyalty,” Aharon says.

Keeping Focused
Another important lesson Aharon has learned is the importance of keeping his team focused and positive.

“We have a support system—a weekly routine. It starts with our Sunday Training Hour, then our Tuesday Business Presentation and our Thursday Night Support Call. In addition, I spend a lot of personal time with the Consultants who are working hard, to guide and support their effort.”

This experience is the basis of his advice to new Consultants.
“Be part of your team. Learn and grow from them and offer some value back. Treat your business as a profession where you will learn and develop skills and add value to the marketplace.”

Planning the future
Now that he’s achieved his goal of becoming an Executive Consultant, Aharon sees even bigger things in his future. He wants to continue to develop his networking skills and attract more top-level talent to his team.

“I envision myself adding value to people’s lives, leading efforts to educate and coach and bettering the lives of people who want to make a positive change in their lives,” he says. “This is the beauty and reward the network marketing model has to offer.”

So far, Aharon has proven himself to be both a good learner and a masterful teacher as he continues to rise in the ranks of Ambit Consultants.


Our “Why”:
Time freedom conducive to living a balanced life.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
Around 20 hours a week.

What was your single most-effective success tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Personal development – the learning environment that gave me the knowledge & direction for every step of the way.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
The keynote addresses from Jere & Chris. We listen to them over & over again!

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Nathan Engel, David Massre, Menachem Winer, Raphael Bamberger, and, Sam Yellin, I couldn’t have done it alone and for that I’m very thankful. It truly was a team effort in every step of the way. We all had mutual interests and put our heads together to make it happen. I thank my team from the bottom of my heart and I’m looking forward in seeing you all at the top!

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime

Rafael Ramirez, Executive Consultant

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Rafael Ramirez left Mexico for the United States for the same reason that so many people do: to seek new opportunities. After he arrived here, Rafael worked in carpentry for 26 years.

“I had been working a regular, 9-to-5 job for a carpentry company,” says Rafael. “But then the Ambit Opportunity was presented to my wife by a co-worker, and she then shared it with me.”

Tremendous Potential
Rafael was excited by the idea of a residual income, and the possibility of becoming his own boss.

“Although my wife saw the tremendous potential in this opportunity, most of our family and friends were skeptical,” says Rafael. “They didn’t see what we saw, but they are happy for me. Some have even begun to join, too!”

Making it Happen
In the beginning, Rafael wanted to make extra money. Then he began to see the potential of unlimited growth.

“Plus, I was also looking for a change,” recalls Rafael. “Now, it gets better every day. I’m realizing that what I imagined is now coming true.

“I have been able to leave my old job and work Ambit full-time!”

A strong team is vital to every Consultant’s success, and Rafael is very grateful for the people in his organization.

“Over time, my Ambit team has become like a family to me,” says Rafael. “They have meant so much to my success, and it makes me happy to see my team succeed as well. I want to help more people by bringing them to Ambit because it’s the opportunity of a lifetime!”

Moving Forward
Rafael is thrilled with the freedom provided by his Ambit business.

“I can dedicate more time to my family, and I don’t have to wake up early to get to my job,” says Rafael. “I’m now my own boss!”

Looking ahead, Rafael has big plans for his family. “Getting my dream home, helping to set up a great future for my kids, putting away college money for them and helping my church, too!”

As for his Ambit business, he wants to continue supporting the efforts of his team and work his way up to the next level: National Consultant.

Words of Wisdom
“The advice I give to new Consultants is simple: To persist,” explains Rafael. “Don’t listen to those who want to discourage you and say you can’t do it. You have nothing to lose, but so much to gain!”

Rafael also “absolutely” recommends that both new and experienced Consultants attend AMBITION.

“It motivates you, and the entire team gets driven,” says Rafael. “You get to see what a tremendous business Ambit is.”

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Ambit Was the Perfect Fit

Blenda Aycock, Executive Consultant

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Blenda Aycock is a problem solver. Working in ministry, Blenda spends much of her time helping children deal with emotional trauma. She’s been dedicated to helping others for much of her life on both a local and international level.

Even with her busy schedule, Blenda was interested in finding a way to supplement her income. It wasn’t long before her pastor encouraged her to visit with Sheila Stokes, a successful Ambit Energy Independent Consultant.

“I was in need of something part-time but with great income potential,” Blenda said. “Ambit was the perfect fit for my ministry schedule.”

The Ambit Opportunity was hard to pass up.

“What impressed me most was that it was a service, not a product,” Blenda explained. “Everyone I know uses electricity, and I had high expectations from the beginning.”

Early Returns
Blenda’s decision to become an Ambit Independent Consultant quickly paid dividends.

“I became a Consultant and got my Jump Start Bonus in two weeks.” Blenda said, “This helped pay for a mission trip I had planned to Brazil.”

Blenda’s fast start was helped by her family, who were in her corner from day one. Her husband of 31 years, David, and two adult children have provided the inspiration she needed to succeed.

“My family was very supportive from the beginning,” Blenda said. “I have no business experience and they have encouraged me to learn while I earn.

“My biggest challenge has been to discipline myself to become a student,” she admitted. “I have always had the desire to learn more and never be satisfied, so it wasn’t too hard.”

The more familiar Blenda got with the Ambit system, the more the coach in her began to take center stage.

“The teacher in me has been highlighted,” Blenda said. “It is fun learning something new and sharing it with others. I love to train people and bless their success.”

Looking Toward the Future
Blenda understands that the key to success at Ambit is helping others. It’s no coincidence that her main goal as a Consultant has been to make things easier for those around her.

“Most of all, I try to be available for everyone,” Blenda said. “We have actually opened a local Ambit training center in San Angelo, TX. Consultants can stop by for training, use the building for Business Presentations, make flyers and practice presentations. Pretty much anything they may need to succeed.”

Blenda’s success in such a short time with Ambit reflects her desire to encourage and support others. She’s looking forward to a bright future with Ambit, and she believes her promotion to Executive Consultant is just the beginning.

“Promoting to EC expands your realm of influence and gives you a platform to help even more people,” Blenda said. “I want to personally sponsor more Consultants, continue to build more leaders and have a six-figure income!”

Helping people comes naturally to Blenda. Because of that trait, she’s been able to help herself – and her Ambit business – reach new heights.


My “Why”:
My “Why” is a deep desire to see people set free from the mindset that their circumstance is their identity.

Time spent working the Ambit Business:
I spend at least 4-6 hours a day growing my organization.

The single most-effective success tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
There was a huge shift in my business when I attended the 2013 women’s conference. This was a great time of networking and encouragement. 

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
I love being trained, and I appreciate the Co-Founders speeches that impart the vision of the company.

Five SC’s who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Jim Slaughter, Kaysie Smashey, Kelsey Aycock, Jerry Inskeep and Anna Johnson.

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A Model Opportunity

Lukas Moffett, Executive Consultant

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As a young man, Lukas Moffett had tried a bit of everything—installing Christmas lights, waiting tables, working as a jeweler, promotions and even modeling for high-end retailers. However, none of these offered the stability and long-term opportunities he was seeking.

“My dad was in the million-dollar club in another MLM company, so I had spent most of my life around the business model,” Lukas says. “I always knew I wanted to create a residual income for myself, I just hadn’t found the right company.”

Then, during a slow time, his friend EC Randy Cox showed him the Ambit Opportunity. And the timing couldn’t have been better.

A Powerful Business Model
Lukas says “I was impressed by the people and the compensation, but mostly by the electricity and gas service. Everyone has to use it, and we can help them get it for free!” Indeed, Lukas was so impressed by what he saw he set some unrealistic expectations. “I thought I’d be an Executive Consultant within my first month in the business, but it took me three years.”

Still, what started out as a way to supplement his modeling income during the off-season has turned into an opportunity to become financially free. “I see my residual increasing every month, and I am very optimistic about reaching my goal.”

Life Lessons and a Lifetime of Opportunity
While many find working with Ambit a chance to learn new skills, Lukas has found it humbling. “I thought I was going to be the best thing to ever happen to the company. How I have been humbled. I have discovered I suffer from a lack of patience, horrible leadership and an aversion to teaching. I have worked on these areas for the last three years, but I still have mountains to climb.”

Despite his stern self-assessment, Lukas does believe he brings a positive mental attitude to his team. He works hard to stay in contact with his Consultants and to keep them focused. “The phrase ‘never quit’ is overused to the point of being a cliché, but it is true. I have walked away many times, but I always came back and I eventually made it. I want to become a great leader and help many other achieve their goals in Ambit.”

A Great-looking Future
With Ambit, Lukas anticipates a great future. He hopes to start adding ECs to his team quickly and he believes that he will achieve even greater things while helping others. “I’m a dreamer,” he says. “I like to shoot big.”
So far, Lukas has been a model of success.


My “Why”:
To have the freedom to choose what I do and when I do it.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
3.5 years

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
The in person business presentations. NC Justin Title and EC Randy Cox have been instrumental influences.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
The announcements

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Thomas Avery, Charley Carroll, Karl Drexel, Rick Moffett, Lauren Tussing.

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My Vehicle to Financial Freedom

Yosef Ben-Zev, Executive Consultant

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A community activist and volunteer for a Chicago-based first responders group called Chaverim (friends), Yosef Ben-Zev is no stranger to helping people. He’s also spent time working with at-risk children in Chicago.

The son of a landlord, Yosef decided to forge his own path and became a realtor – which gave him the ability to help others find a home while maintaining a flexible schedule.

“I knew I didn’t want to be woken up at 3 a.m. because a tenant didn’t have heat,” Yosef admitted. “So I became a real estate agent, which is essentially the best of both worlds.”

Being able to manage his time at work is important to Yosef because he prefers to spend time with his growing family. He met his wife, Rachel, while the two were studying abroad in Jerusalem. Now they have six children – five boys and a girl – and are excited about their future together.

Making the Right Decision
Yosef’s career in real estate left him yearning for more. He was looking for the freedom to expand his horizons outside of Chicago. Coincidentally, a friend from north of the border was determined to introduce Yosef to the Ambit Opportunity.

“My eventual sponsor, SC Mendy Bergovoy, flew into Chicago from Canada and took me to a presentation,” Yosef explained. “I needed some convincing. If he hadn’t flown in and come to pick me up, I wouldn’t have gone.”

Despite his initial skepticism, Yosef went to the meeting and saw firsthand the excitement of Ambit.

“The meeting was huge,” he said. “This was after electricity deregulation was introduced in Illinois, and both Ambit Co-Founders were there, along with more than 1,000 people. I was curious to give it a shot.”

Yosef was fascinated with Ambit’s direction.

“What impressed me most was the leadership in place and the teamwork that brought the package all together,” he said.

Ambit Blew My Mind
In the beginning, Yosef had very little expectations for what this new venture would provide.

“Starting out I was just curious if it would work,” he said. “After just a few months, I was earning more with Ambit than my real estate business and I was only an RC. It blew my mind!”

“From the start, my family was right behind me,” he said. “It helped my confidence and I discovered through Ambit that I really like public speaking.”

The Best is Yet to Come
Even though he’s accomplished many goals in a short period with Ambit, Yosef can’t help but strive for more.

“I would like to help every new consultant become or find the next superstar,” Yosef said. “I want to help everyone on my team who wants to advance in this business.”

One of Yosef’s biggest strengths is his servant’s attitude. He’s intent on helping others.

“My overall goal as an EC is to be able to help even more people achieve their goals and reach financial freedom,” he said. “I see a very bright future.”

With dreams as big as the Chicago skyline, it’s clear that Yosef is just getting started and will continue to make his mark with Ambit.


My “Why”:
My “Why” is my lovely wife and family.

Time spent working the Ambit Business:
I work 3-5 hours a week.

The single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
The teamwork help of my dream team; EC Shimon Kalyakov , my sponsor SC Mendy Bergovoy and my accountability partner SC Shaya Goldmeier

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
It’s great to meet so many positive and happy people.

Five SC’s who helped in the journey to becoming an EC:
Brian Weinstein, Gerry Ibarra, Samuel Benzev, Michael Shapiro, David Singer.

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Ambit Changes Lives

Laura Mohr, Executive Consultant

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For Laura Mohr, getting laid off from the Binghamton Press after 11 years wasn’t going to diminish her will to succeed. In fact, it was just the motivation she needed to get her life on the right track.

“Looking back, I am fortunate that I lost my job at the press,” Laura admitted. “Now I know the sky is the limit.”

Massive layoffs in the newspaper industry forced Laura to turn her career path in another direction. She decided to start her own massage business and, one fateful day, a client of Laura’s introduced her to the Ambit Opportunity.

“Executive Consultant Bob Granger came in one Friday afternoon in April of 2010 and the rest is history,” she said. “I went to a business presentation that night and the decision was a no-brainer.”

“If it wasn’t for Bob, I would not be financially free today,” Laura continued. “That day was pivotal for my future.”

Overcoming Obstacles
Laura has supported herself financially since the age of 17. She’s also raised her 15-year old daughter on her own.
Laura’s no stranger to overcoming adversity. In spite of facing some initial obstacles at the outset of her Ambit journey, Laura never wavered. She knew her hard work and dedication would pay off.

“While building my Ambit business, I struggled to balance my full-time massage business and raising my daughter by myself,” Laura said. “I found time when I could to work Ambit part-time. After three years, I’m really glad I persevered because it’s paying off in a miraculous way.”

Persisting through those early struggles helped Laura notice attributes in herself that she hadn’t recognized before, but the process didn’t happen overnight.

“I have come a long way, but it took me a while,” Laura noted. “I never wanted to be up in front of a crowd, but now I do presentations twice a week. If I can do this, anyone can, and I’m going to help others accomplish their dreams.”

Ambit Changes Lives
After seeing firsthand the potential Ambit presents, Laura can’t wait to show the Ambit Opportunity to everyone she comes into contact with.

“Before Ambit, I felt I would be struggling and working for the rest of my life,” she explained. “I have the ability to take this as far as I want to, and I’m committed to helping others that are ready to help themselves do the same.” 

Her desire to help others doesn’t stop there.

Laura’s family has always come first. She’s intent on not only helping her daughter to have a better life, but also to make her parents’ lives as joyful as possible.

“I want to secure a future for my daughter’s college and my retirement someday,” Laura said. “I come from a family where my mom and dad worked hard all their lives, so I also want to be able to help them enjoy their retirement.

“It’s an amazing feeling when you have that kind of positive impact on someone’s life.”

Thanks to Ambit, Laura now has the financial flexibility to do just that.


My “Why”:
College for my daughter, retirement, financial freedom, help my parents enjoy their retirement and to help so many others succeed at their goals!

Time spent working the Ambit Business:
Five hours a week at first, but now I do it about 25 hours a week.

The single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
EC Bob Granger. I could not have done it without his leadership and mentoring.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Realizing the true mission and integrity of the company! My first AMBITION was in 2010 and it changed my life! I haven’t missed once since.

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Carol Wright, Brian Salah, Mike Tumulty, James and Sharon Teague and Leigh Morrissey.

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I will achieve financial freedom

Justin Zhang, Executive Consultant

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For Justin Zhang, achieving success in a variety of fields wasn’t enough. He wanted more, and the potential to secure financial freedom with Ambit Energy was simply too enticing for Justin to pass up.

“The decision to take advantage of energy deregulation and join Ambit was a no-brainer,” Justin said.

Before joining Ambit, Justin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He worked as an accountant, in IT and as a financial planner before trying his hand in the real estate market.

As a realtor, Justin excelled quickly and was consistently ranked among the top of his peers.

“In my first year as a realtor in late 2008, I was in the top five percent of producers in the entire Sacramento County of California,” he said.

One Call Changed Everything
Even though Justin had seen his share of success, he wasn’t prepared for the eye-opening possibilities presented by Ambit. Cong Zhao, a close friend of Justin’s, called him to share his story. It didn’t take long for Justin to jump at the opportunity.

“What impressed me most about Ambit Energy was its track record, and the ability to utilize the direct selling model to take full advantage of energy deregulation,” he said. “What I like the most is how much I enjoy working the business.”

Justin quickly saw his Ambit business grow even faster than he anticipated.

“When I started as a Consultant, I had the goal of achieving financial and time freedom in five years,” Justin explained. “Through 14 months of consistent hard work and effort, I’ve put myself in the position to achieve that in well under five years.

“There’s no doubt that I will achieve financial freedom.”

I Learned Something about Myself
The initial challenges of starting your Ambit business can be an excellent teaching tool.

“I figured out how much I have to grow personally and professionally to excel with Ambit in terms of prospecting, presenting, training and leading a team of Consultants,” Justin said.

Another challenge was dealing with the initial concern and hesitation he faced from his family and friends.

“I faced skepticism from many of my family and friends about my Ambit endeavor in the beginning,” Justin said. “Now many of them are convinced that I can achieve substantial financial results.”

Family Comes First
For Justin, being able to spend quality time with his family is the main force behind his success. Justin’s wife and two daughters mean the world to him, and the financial freedom he covets would provide more time with the three people he cares for most.

“It’s my goal to achieve financial and time freedom.” Justin said. “To get out of the rat race, and spend quality time with my two lovely daughters and wife.”

After reaching Executive Consultant in just 13 months, it’s clear that Justin is well on his way to doing just that.


My “Why”:
My “Why” is to achieve financial and time freedom, get out of the rat race and spend quality time with my two lovely daughters and wife.

Time spent working the Ambit Business:
25 hours a week.

The single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
I’m diligent in inviting prospects to weekly presentations. 

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Seeing people from all walks of life achieve success with Ambit.

The five SCs who helped me reach EC:
Hanh Nguyen, Wendy Voo, Lucky Nwokocha, Joel & Oriole Beland, and Chris & Stephanie Tham.

Go to Justin Zhang's Consultant Profile

Family First

Elizabeth Jimenez , Executive Consultant

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Making the choice to venture out on your own in search of a better life isn’t easy. But that’s exactly what Elizabeth Jimenez did when she left home without any financial support from her parents.

Parting from her family, that includes six brothers and sisters, and leaving Mexico was the most difficult choice she’s ever made. In fact, Elizabeth considers this her first major achievement.

“I was the only one in our house to leave the country in search of better options,” she acknowledged.

After graduating with a degree, Elizabeth set her sights on the American Dream. It wasn’t long before a friend enlightened her about the Ambit Opportunity.

“I couldn’t have been more impressed with Ambit,” Elizabeth said. “You don’t need to win the lottery to live your dreams.” 

Making an Impression
As is the case with most new ventures, Elizabeth had to deal with her share of doubters. However, after seeing her progress, most of those same naysayers have changed their tune.

“They didn’t believe in it,” Elizabeth explained. “Now many are Customers and others Consultants.”

Even her husband was skeptical in the beginning, but it didn’t take long for Elizabeth to convert him.

“He didn’t agree with my decision to join Ambit at first,” she said. “He changed his mind when I showed him the results. After seeing the checks I received just for helping others and getting free energy, he was a believer!”

No More Worries
Embracing the Ambit Opportunity has its share of benefits. Now Elizabeth has more time to focus on the most important thing in her life.

“Thanks to Ambit, I can spend more time with my family,” she said. “I don’t have to worry about not having enough money to pay the bills.”

Elizabeth’s success hasn’t made her complacent. As an Executive Consultant, she’s determined to help others succeed by supporting them with her experience and knowhow.

“I’m going to hold more frequent trainings,” Elizabeth said. “I want to teach Consultants and show them how much they can progress in this business.”

With a servant’s heart guiding her, it’s clear that the sky is the limit for Elizabeth.


My “Why”:
My “Why” is to achieve financial freedom and not have the routine of an employee.

Time spent working the Ambit Business:
15-20 hours a week.

The single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
Trusting God.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Getting to know Ambit’s great leaders.

Five SC’s who helped in the journey to becoming an EC:
Damallanty Guzman,  Maria Villalpanda,  Jose Leon,  Uriel Barrios,  Jose Escamilla.

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Ambit Came into Our Life at the Right Time

Aura & Louis Guzman, Executive Consultant

Aura & Louis Guzman Headshot

Change is never easy. For Aura Guzman, leaving her home country of the Dominican Republic was one of the toughest decisions she’s ever made. After all, she was saying goodbye to her family, along with a bustling career in broadcasting that was her passion in life.

However, the potential to be able to live the American dream was simply too much for Aura to pass up.

“After modeling and hosting a couple of television shows, I came to this country at the age of 19,” Aura said. “I left my family behind to search for a better opportunity in America.”

Prior to embracing the Ambit Opportunity, Aura worked in a hospital helping others. Her husband, Louis, is not only Aura’s support system in Ambit, but he also protects and serves his community as Chief of Police. Before joining Ambit, Aura worked in the mortgage industry. Louis split his time in the real estate business and law enforcement.

“One day, I realized I was capable of doing something better and decided to challenge myself,” Aura said. “I knew it was time for me to move on, so I totally changed my career. Ambit came into our life at the right time.”

Ambit Was the Right Choice
Ambit provided the opportunity that the Guzman’s had been waiting for, and it all started with a call from a family friend.

“I’ve been blessed to have known Johnny Ventura since I was a kid,” Aura said of her sponsor. “One day he called our house and informed us of an amazing opportunity that was right in front of us. What impressed Louis and me the most was how perfect the compensation plan was, and how organized the system is.”

Working with her husband in the real estate/mortgage industry, Aura was uneasy about the volatile housing market, so moving on to Ambit was an easy choice. On her own in the beginning, her husband finally saw the light after witnessing Aura’s success.

“At first my husband would tell me, ‘I have to see it to believe it,’” Aura said. “He was a little skeptical, but not anymore. He is very supportive towards this great business opportunity. We both realize Ambit is our passport to Financial Freedom!”

Everything was falling into place for Aura and her husband, with success coming rapidly. According to Aura, the ease and straightforwardness of Ambit’s system helped make the transition simple.

“It’s so simple to navigate the business online – whether keeping track of how many people have joined your business or just your overall progress,” she said.

The Right Fit from the Beginning
From the very start, it was clear to Aura that Ambit was the right choice. It didn’t take long for her husband to incorporate himself in the venture by providing leads on potential Consultants and Customers.  Aura’s confidence in the Ambit Opportunity was contagious, and her business was received positively by her family.

Furthermore, Aura believes that Ambit has played a role in making her marriage even stronger. Being around positive people produces positive results. Aura’s husband, Louis, achieved success in his career with hard work and commitment, and Aura has done the same with Ambit Energy.

Our Future is Bright
Even with her success, Aura is intent on helping others.

“Our future absolutely looks brighter,” she said. “We are looking to help out a lot of families. Being a part of Ambit is more than just electricity and gas. It’s about going out of your way to enhance someone else’s life by giving them the right vehicle.”

Aura has a message for all potential new Consultants out there.

“You can achieve any dream you may have in this business,” Aura said, “but first let’s do the work so we can be compensated later.”

Our “Why”:
We want to be able to provide the best for our family, and have a quality and enjoyable life.

Time spent working the Ambit Business:
I started part time but now my mentality has changed – every time I leave my house I am constantly networking. I do my best to build relationships with prospective clients where ever I am, and continue expanding my list.

The single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
The Success from Home magazine is a very good tool and attending Simulcast will impact your business. Plus, the opportunity to earn FREE energy is ENORMOUS.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Besides what you learn, it’s a lot of fun and full of SUPRISES!

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Sócrates Oliveros, Michael Guzmán, Wilson Benjamín, Lilian Rodríguez and Kevin Guzmán.

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My Financial Burdens Are No More

Joseph Dean, Executive Consultant

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Before he joined Ambit, Joe was both a teacher and a coach. With a beautiful wife of 41 years, Dorris, and two children, Joe knew he needed to find a way to continue making money when the time came for him to retire from teaching and coaching. 

“When I retired from teaching, I knew I had to supplement my income. Ambit gave me the opportunity to do just that and it has been great,” said Joe.

For Joe, his main motivation behind joining Ambit was to one day achieve financial freedom, something he knows may take some time. “I am not where I want to be yet, but I am still working on my goals,” he added.

Friends and family see the light!
As with many Ambit consultants, Joe’s friends and family took some time to finally hop on the Ambit train. In fact, many of his close friends questioned what Joe was getting himself into. But after only a short time at Ambit, those closest to Joe saw what an impact it was having on his life. “Now they can see it is working for me,” said Joe. “Some are even becoming my customers, joining me at Ambit Energy.”

Nonetheless, Joe said the two biggest challenges he faces are getting people to try Ambit as a customer and building his team. “My attitude has always been ‘you win when you win,’ so I just keep working my Ambit business every day,” said Joe.

My financial worries have disappeared
One of Joe’s proudest accomplishments upon joining Ambit has been to see his team start to get their residual income growing. Joe noted that he’s also been able to see his own residual income grow each month as well.

“This has taken a lot of financial worry off of me,” said Joe. While Joe added that he’s always had the ability to maintain a positive attitude, Ambit has helped make that skill even stronger. “I try to always be a positive example, and show them if I can do it, they can too,” Joe noted.

During his time at Ambit so far, Joe has made some new goals for himself. He is striving to show his team how they can get to the next level, while building his own next level at a faster pace than he did EC.

Joe can now see a future without the financial burdens he used to face thanks to Ambit, and he is excited to share that with his team. His advice for new Consultants is plain and simple: Write your goals down, make a large list and work your Ambit business every day.

In his attempt to become an NC, Joe plans to do a few specific things. “I’m going to build a team with a leader when they come into Ambit. I also want to recruit people who are business-minded team leaders with a positive mental attitude,” said Joe.

My “Why”:
My “why” is financial freedom.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
I work about 15 hours per week on my Ambit.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
The one-on-one and group meetings are by far the most effective tools for my Ambit.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
The announcement is my favorite thing about AMBITION.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC:
Kenneth Williams, Lorenzo Williams, George Coleman, Eddie Williams and Michael Williams

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Increasing Charitable Contributions

Greg & Beth Korcyl, Executive Consultant

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Before joining the Ambit team, Beth and Greg both held steady jobs of their own. Beth worked in corporate America as the owner of a brokerage/consulting firm, while Greg served for 30 years in law enforcement with Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff.

However, 15 years ago, Greg was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, progressing to the point that there was a concern as to whether or not he could continue to perform his duties as a deputy sheriff.  “Even though after 30 years of law enforcement, retirement was not an option for us as we were not ready to change our lifestyle.” said Greg At age 26, Beth was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease, myasthenia gravis. She was told that she would be in a wheelchair within five years and was handed disability papers.

Despite this news, Beth forged ahead and continued to work. She also ran half marathons and stayed as active as she could. Two years ago, however, she was diagnosed with a blood cancer called multiple myeloma. “Unfortunately, the two diseases have become a huge challenge in my life and it has become necessary for me to receive treatments to hopefully subdue the progression of both.” said Beth.

Discovering Ambit
After one of Greg’s co-workers shared the Ambit website with him, the couple saw the Ambit business opportunity as a way to reach retirement and to allow them to maintain their current lifestyle.

“Our goal was to be able to get Greg to retirement within 2 years, and within 18 months we were producing enough income with Ambit to allow Greg to retire,” said Beth.

Since Beth’s business is set up with residual income already, her goal was to buy back her time so she could concentrate on her health and enjoy the rest of her life. “Within 18 months Ambit had also allowed me to leave the corporate world which allowed me to buy my time back,” said Beth. “I do not wake up to an alarm clock any more!” 

Working their business
Since the beginning, Beth and Greg’s friends and family have been very supportive of the couple’s endeavors. Their biggest challenge is maintaining momentum during Beth’s treatments, as she is down for two weeks at a time.

Beth and Greg have learned that the two most important aspects of the Ambit business are learning how to become a “master inviter” and how to overcome objections.

Looking ahead, Beth and Greg imagine themselves working towards NC and earning “the yellow jacket” as they continue to help others reach their goals.

“Ambit has allowed us to become financially free and increase our charitable contributions. Our time freedom has allowed us to give back to the community and the ability to donate more charitable foundations.  The biggest gift is knowing that we were able to help a family in need that was not able to provide a Christmas for their family.. “ said Beth & Greg.

Our “Why”:
Retirement & financial freedom

Time spent working the Ambit business:
When we first started in Ambit we spent 15–30 minutes a day inviting people to take a look at the opportunity and attended two local BP’s a week. As our business grew and new markets opened, we quickly realized what we had our hands on and knew the more time we dedicated to building our business and helping others would only benefit us in the long run.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Using the Magazine with the DVD for one-on-one’s and home meetings

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Bonuses and announcements of course….but the time learning from others.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
John and Billy Jean Hubert, Sarah Hallberg, Rhonda Callan, Casey Stoll and Joe Justka

 

 

 

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Ambit Opened Up My Future

Syed & Syeda Nasreen Iqbal , Executive Consultant

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Syeda Nasreen and Syed Iqbal migrated to the United States from Bangladesh in search of a new lifestyle. Their goal was to help others who have been deprived in their own lives.

Growing up, Syed was the youngest among his brothers in a large family. After adolescence, he worked hard to get his education. Syed excelled, finishing his master’s degree with honors in business from the Chittagong University of Bangladesh.

When Syed came to the U.S. after college, he was searching for a better future. He worked hard to find a job after arriving in America.

Unfortunately, he struggled with very low self-esteem due to difficulty speaking and understanding English. However, Syed’s hard work and dedication led to quick promotions at the various fast food restaurants he worked for at the time.

“I got so comfortable,” said Syed. “I did not want to look for any other opportunities.” 

Syed’s wife Nasreen helped motivate him to attend Wichita State University in Kansas. He attended college part-time and received a degree in management information systems in May 2004. 

Before Syed began working with Ambit, he served as an auditor and QA technician for a Fortune 500 company called Palco-LSI Inc., in Kansas.

Ambit turned my life around
In May 2010, Syed called up a friend for a business building seminar address and was rerouted to an Ambit meeting. Syed was impressed by the lucrative compensation plan and believed it was a better business opportunity.

“I’ve always wanted to run my own company and be my own boss, so this business was an answer to my prayers,” said Syed. “I was excited about the business from the beginning.”

With a student loan to pay off and very little understanding of the magnitude of the business, there was a lot of learning and changing to go through for Syed.

My future finally looks brighter
Syed feels confident that he can give his family a better home and a better future thanks to Ambit. Of course, there were many challenges and struggles along the way. There is no Ambit service or system in Syed’s area of Wichita, Kansas. In fact, the closest business meeting is nearly six hours away.

“I have driven hundreds and thousands of miles to understand and learn since I did not have any systems or services available in Kansas,” said Syed. “But I had made a commitment to build this business. Most weekends I would drive hours to attend the training.

“I learned a lot, including how to start my own meetings.”

Syed noted that sometimes only one or two other people would show up, which made his team stronger and more determined to succeed.

“Soon my business expanded,” said Syed. “More and more people caught on to the dream and started building the business with me.

“If I can do it from out of Kansas where Ambit is not in service, anybody can succeed with Ambit.”

My “Why”:
I have always had a great desire and passion for being an owner of my own business and to help others become successful.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
I took on my Ambit business as a means to be successful after losing my full-time job.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
The Ambit training center in Las Colinas by Bryan McClure and the support system in Power Zone have been great tools in my success.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Trainings, new market openings, new open state for Ambit and seeing our business grow geometrically.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Syed Akram, Dr. Arief, Abdullah Al Mahmood, Syed Anam and Ruma Akter.

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Ambit Brought Out My Best Qualities

Fernando Zaragoza, Executive Consultant

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Fernando has always considered himself an entrepreneur. In fact, he has never worked for a company that he did not own. While in school in Mexico City, Fernando studied business administration. Prior to joining the Ambit family, Fernando and his wife, Norma, owned their own sign company for more than 15 years.

“One of the talents that God gave me is the power to listen to people, which allows me to help them,” said Fernando. “So it is very easy to relate to everyone as I am a very positive and motivated person.

“I never lose the hope.”

Despite owning his own sign company, Fernando and his family were going through a very difficult financial situation.  With two daughters to support, Fernando and his wife were beginning to receive late charges as they found themselves unable to pay bills on time. Most of their monthly earnings were going to his oldest daughter’s college tuition.

“We were not able to have a holiday, and I often felt lost,” said Fernando. “I did not know what was going to happen to our financial situation. I’ll always be grateful to my wife and daughters because they never stopped supporting me.”

Ambit Changed Things
Fernando’s friend Mireya invited him to see what she was able to do with Ambit to earn extra money. He initially refused, saying he did not have the time.

“It’s either time or money,” Mireya replied.

Immediately it clicked in Fernando’s mind, and he decided to see what the Ambit Opportunity was all about.

“I saw then that she had found the project of my life,” said Fernando. “I would have residual income and I thought, ‘I have to be part of this.’”

What Fernando expected was the ability to pay his bills on time and to have time for his family.

“My ‘Why’ is my family,” Fernando said. “I enjoy the good life with my family.”

I Have Time to Enjoy my Family
The most difficult part of Ambit for Fernando was adjusting the perspective of the people who signed up to be Consultants.

“Some people do not believe in themselves and they are embarrassed to talk to their family and friends,” said Fernando.

For Fernando, the solution has been leading by example, giving a lot of support and training and helping others gain more self-confidence while growing their business.

“We basically show them what we do and how we do it so they learn when it’s their turn,” added Fernando. “Repetition is the mother of all skills.”

With Ambit, Fernando has now accomplished several things that he is proud of.

“First and foremost, I have time and money to enjoy with my family,” said Fernando. “I also feel very good when I help my consultants to achieve their own goals. My rule is to help any consultant to reach the next level.”

For Fernando, he can now see the future differently, believing he will be able to finally retire and enjoy time with his family. His Ambit business has also brought out his best qualities.

“I have discovered that I am patient, who I never considered I was,” said Fernando.

Looking ahead, Fernando is working to become an NC in two years and to earn himself a yellow jacket. Another goal he has for the near future is expanding to other markets.

“I am looking forward to accomplishing many things, while using presentations and training workshops to help my team,” said Fernando.

My “Why”:
My family.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Anywhere from 30-40 hours a week.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
The emails from Ambit have so much good information including training, podcast interviews and stories.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Going to AMBITION 2013 as an EC for the first time with one other EC from my downline.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to become an Executive Consultant:
Maria Alicia Gonzalez, Jose Sanchez, Eliseo Trevino Hernandez, Gonzalo Andrade, and Edgar Flores

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On the Road to Success

Phillip Felton, Executive Consultant

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Phillip Felton started his career as a nurse, but soon realized he couldn’t stand the sight of blood. That understanding drove him in a new direction—to a career as a truck driver and owner of his own trucking company. Philip is a member of the “Two Million Mile Club” and claims: “I have more miles backing up than most people have going forward.”

While he enjoyed his work and found financial success, Phillip didn’t like being on the road away from his two children for days and weeks at a time. So when a woman from his church told him about the Ambit Opportunity, he was ready to listen.

“I was impressed by the low start-up cost and the fact it was a service and not product sales,” he said.

On a Roll
Once he started, Phillip went at his Ambit business with the same drive and determination that led him to be named a high school All-American football player. Despite being questioned by many of his friends and relatives, he made Senior Consultant in just 62 days. Along the way he developed new sales skills and learned to overcome his fear of speaking in front of people.

“I am very committed to my team, and always available to help them in every way possible to help them grow their business,” Philip said. “I now fully expect to reach National Consultant.”

Because of his hard work, Phillip now envisions a better future for himself and his family.

“I see myself with financial freedom,” he said, “time to spend with my family, and opportunities to travel and do other things we enjoy.”

Full Speed Ahead
As he moves towards the future with Ambit, Phillip has one big goal in particular.

“I plan to design a mobile training facility to help my partner,” Philip said. 

He has gained an improved outlook, knowing he is obtaining financial freedom and that his children are going to be secure. Philip also has important suggestions for other Consultants.

“Do something every day, and keep in mind that the beginning is always the hardest. No matter what, stay plugged into the system,” he said. “Keep focusing on your “Why” and you will succeed.”

As he works to achieve his goal of becoming a National Consultant, Phillip hopes to encourage others to reach for their dreams despite any obstacles they may encounter. Given his success so far, it looks like he’s really in the driver’s seat.

My “Why”:  
My daughter Kyah and my son Joshua.

Time spent working the Ambit business: 
15-20 hours/week.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business? 
Taking high volumes of guests to presentations.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION: 
Meeting and greeting others from around the world.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Thomas Principe, Diane Principe, Cecil & Karen Milliner, Zina Brown, and Michael & Katherine Davis.

 

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We Want To Help Others

Pablo & Telana Nieves, Executive Consultant

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Growing up in a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, Pablo witnessed plenty of violence. From a very young age, Pablo has had the desire to help others – which eventually brought him to a career of firefighting. Currently, Pablo is a professional firefighter with the City of Rochester, NY. He has also operated several successful businesses throughout his career, including: snowplow removal, private security advisor and a stint as a musician.

Telana grew up in a military family, which gave her the opportunity to live in many different countries and states, including: Japan, England, Pennsylvania and California. After graduating from college, Telana worked as a sales representative, stock broker, government account executive and vice president of marketing for various companies. For the past 15 years, Telana worked in New York as a senior marketing specialist in the economic development department for the City of Rochester.

One fateful day, a snow plow customer of Pablo’s tapped him on the shoulder, gave him a DVD and asked him to watch it. When Pablo and Telana saw the DVD, they decided to go to a business presentation. The couple recognized that the Ambit Opportunity could help them get in control of their financial future, and they quickly decided to join together.

We wasted no time
As soon as Pablo and Telana joined Ambit, they immediately started calling their friends and family to ask them to be customers.

“In the first three days, we had 17 customers and had triggered a bonus in the amount of $300,” said Pablo. “We knew the business worked.”

The couple continued to gather more customers, while inviting more and more people to take a look. They had their initial investment back within a few weeks and were promoted to RC within a month.

“The money we started making with our business helped us with our first ‘Why’ of relieving the stress of living paycheck to paycheck,” said Telana. “We know that our Ambit business is a blessing from God.”

When Pablo and Telana started their Ambit business, Pablo was still working as a professional firefighter – while juggling four other businesses and part-time jobs to make ends meet. After working on his Ambit business for just eight months, Pablo was able to replace those incomes. He is now able to concentrate on his full-time job as a professional firefighter along with his Ambit business.

While working full-time for the City of Rochester, Telana was contemplating starting a marketing consultant business just to help out financially. Ambit came along just in time. After working Ambit part-time for 19 months, she was on the path to replace her income and was able to retire early from her job with the city.

We converted many of our friends
“Some of our friends, family and colleagues were initially skeptical when we started,” said Telana, “and, in some instances, actually quite negative.”

However, as Pablo and Telana were promoted and achieved success over the past two years, some of their family and friends joined the business. Other friends who were initially skeptical have even called and asked if they could be customers, then went on to refer other customers to Pablo and Telana!

“As Executive Consultants, we will continue to focus on helping many Consultants on our team achieve their financial goals first,” said Pablo. “We foster a positive environment in which we encourage our team to maintain a positive attitude at all times, and to focus on helping others get what they want first.”

Looking forward, Pablo and Telana are working to qualify for the Five Star Trip and to help five MC’s in their EC code promote to EC. They would also like to help their team to promote to RC and SC, helping them to build a life changing residual income and help them to earn free energy.

“Take action in your business every day, stay positive, focus on your why, and never, ever give up,” advised Pablo.

Our “Why”:
To eliminate the stress of living paycheck to paycheck, getting out of debt, saving up for college for the kids, and being in control of our financial future.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
When we started working the business, we spent five hours each per week. Now we spend between 15 and 20 hours each per week.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Showing the DVD and getting a leader on the phone to do the three-way call and answer our prospects’ questions.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Being surrounded and trained by the most successful leaders within Ambit.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Dr. Melody Cofield, Robert & Darthenia Moss, Pastor Sammie and Tonya Drayton, Pastor Wilbert & Celestine Harley, and George & Carrie West.

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The Future Finally Looks Comfortable

Pedro Perez, Executive Consultant

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Before joining Ambit Energy, Pedro owned a company dedicated to commercial electric installations in the city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas Mexico. In this position, Pedro performed repair services, installations and sold electric energy generation equipment that was gas and diesel based or ran on solar energy and wind.

“After finishing college, I started building businesses from which I could earn enough money, always with my wife’s support,” said Pedro, “and we have been able to reach our goals each year.”

Eventually, Pedro moved to the United States and opened another store – an extension to his company in Mexico. Before long, someone who was offering advertising tools for businesses approached Pedro.

While working in advertising, Pedro was soon enlightened as to the comparable rates and benefits of being an Ambit Customer.

I couldn’t wait to tell my wife
Soon after hearing about Ambit, Pedro made the decision to switch.

“When I got my first bill, it was lower and I referred my friends,” said Pedro. “Then I learned that I could earn money with the referrals. I didn’t need to know much more than that and I became a Consultant to make extra money right away!”

Pedro became a Consultant in February 2011 and invited two friends to become Consultants as well. At the time, Pedro’s friends knew very little about the business, but joined because they trusted Pedro.

“Then I got invited to an event: AMBITION 2011,” said Pedro. “I didn’t want to go. I didn’t make any money on my Ambit business. I had just gotten my investment back, and going meant spending money again.”

But Pedro decided to attend, thinking of the trip as a vacation, and instantly understood the Opportunity and potential of the Ambit business.

“I was so excited that I wanted to go home and explain it to my wife and friends, tell them how great it was, tell them about everything I learned and discovered,” said Pedro.

I decided to commit
After looking at the promotions and witnessing the enthusiasm of AMBITION 2011, Pedro decided to commit to the business. However, he wasn’t ready to leave the business he owned in Mexico. Pedro was waiting to see more lucrative earnings with Ambit.

It didn’t take long. 

In December of that year that Pedro decided to close his stores and dedicate himself full-time to his Ambit Business.

“That is why I have time to help my Consultants promote quickly and earn money,” said Pedro. “That way I have a weekly income for my family.”

For Pedro, Ambit is the best way to keep his family’s financial future secure. Each level is a challenge to Pedro, who is striving to get all of his Consultants promoted.

“The most important part is that it helped many people to have financial benefits by being in this project together,” said Pedro. “Now I have more time with my wife and children. I enjoy vacations, family reunions or just staying at home to play.

“It is very different to have this kind of income without the major stresses of life.”

My “Why”:
I am committed for the welfare of my family.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
40 hours per week.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
Success from Home magazine to validate the information.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
The motivation of the special guests.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC:
Brenda Alvarez, Diana Castorena, Sergio Nunez, Rosalinda Perez and Claudia Reyes.

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It’s Just Step by Step

John Haas, National Consultant

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CONGRATULATIONS to John who got promoted to National Consultant on January 9, 2014.....

When Ray Montie introduced Ambit Energy to him in December 2007, John Haas didn’t find much he could object to. Electricity and natural gas are “unconsciously purchased and habitually used.” There was no product to sell. He was impressed with the people in it, including Ray and his sponsor Brian McClure. He was impressed with the compensation plan and he could see that Ambit Energy had a proven system.

There was just one thing he wasn’t absolutely sure about.

“Ray and I got involved in a previous opportunity a little after it had peaked. We got in on the downward side, so we realized what ‘timing’ meant. When Ray contacted me this time, he asked me how I’d like to get involved in the deregulation of energy, only this time, get in at the beginning. That’s what I needed to hear.”

Taking small steps…
So the “logic” was there. Overcoming his final objection, he joined. Then, he says, he just had to figure out where he fit in. Like most Ambit prospects, John felt he was never one of those guys whose goal was to get rich quick, or even get rich at all. On the other hand, he did know that his family needed a change.

Living in North Massapequa on Long Island, John was on rotating shifts in New York City as an operating engineer. That meant he had an irregular schedule, with different days off each week, and rarely two days off together. But to make ends meet, John felt he had no choice as the shift work provided the extra money needed to pay the bills. As you can guess, however, John had to sacrifice any hope of “quality time” with his family.

“Every year I would tell my wife, ‘next year will get better.’ Every year I would tell my kids, ‘next year we’ll go to Disney World.’ Well, next year never seemed to come. And I knew that if I kept doing the same thing over and over again and expected a different result… like they say, that’s the definition of insanity. I knew that if I wanted to get something different, I had to do something different.”

Based on his circumstances, John made the strategic decision to take small achievable steps.

...to really big things
Setting an initial goal was easy when he joined the business in winter. At the time, he was driving a 20-year-old car “with little or no heat” on a daily 80-mile round trip commute. He gave himself a year to replace his current ride with a reliable new one. He was looking for a basic car with a heater that worked. Thanks to Ambit, however, John had to set his next goal a little sooner and a little higher than expected. Just five months in, he drove out of the dealership in a new Mini-Cooper.

Ahead of schedule, John set his next goal. His shift schedule also meant that he rarely got to celebrate a normal holiday with his family. In fact, he hadn’t spent an entire Thanksgiving or Christmas with them in five years. His modest goal was to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2008 at home. Sounds simple enough, but it meant he had to replace his shift-work income with his part-time Ambit income.

Check off another one. In October, about ten months in, he walked in to his boss’s office and removed himself from shift work. It was done. “I got my life back,” he says.“That Thanksgiving and Christmas, I got to spend the entire day with my family, just like everyone else, for the first time in 5 years.”

Next goal? Make it to Executive Consultant by Ambition 2009. You guessed it – John promoted on September 1 and he was able to walk on stage in Dallas a few days later as a brand new EC. His next goal is to replace his wife’s income, and allow her to “retire,” by December 2010. If his track record is any indication, we’re not betting against him!

An emotional connection
Hand-in-hand with “fitting in,” John says, is establishing an emotional connection to your business. In other words, you have to have a solid “why.” This became clear to him one night after putting his daughter to bed. Like most new consultants, John had been experiencing some setbacks in his early efforts. He didn’t quit, he just stopped. “I don’t believe people quit this business,” John says, “they just stop doing it. They forget why they got in, and they just let it die. That’s what I was doing.”

As he watched her sleeping that night, he says, “I imagined myself having a conversation with her, saying ‘I know you’re working hard in school, you’re doing well. You keep doing that, but I quit. This was just too tough for me. You may not be able to go to the college you want to go to. You’ll just have to settle for what we can afford.’ That helped me re-identify why I was doing this business.”

Empowering your team
John thinks he has such a strong team because he’s focused his leadership efforts on creating independent Consultants, not dependent ones. He doesn’t feel his job is to train consultants; it’s rather to empower them. It’s not about doing things for them, it’s about providing them the tools to be successful. Is that hard to do? Not at all. John feels he’s just emulating what Ray does, who emulates what Brian McClure does. In turn, John’s core team are emulating that empowering behavior throughout their organizations.

Advice for new Consultants
See the above paragraph and get empowered. Be coachable and plug into the system. In particular, John says, attend every event that you can. “Do what you have to do to get there,” he says. “It’s no coincidence that the most successful people in Ambit are at all these events. They’re not at these events because they’re making money. They’re making money because they’re at these events.”

Then he advises leaders to help their new MCs get that first check. Once that happens the new MC doesn’t just think Ambit works, he or she knows it does.

“Stick with this,” John says. Those that are part of this Ambit generation, he believes, will reach financial freedom. In just the next few years, he says, “…the Top 10 Income-Earners at Ambition will all have two commas in their checks.”

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My Whole Family Works Ambit

Khaled Qureshi, Executive Consultant

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When Khaled came to America in the mid 80’s to go to college, his plans were simple: acquire his degree and then return back home to help build up his country. He felt this was the only way to rescue and bring his family, whom he had left behind, out of poverty.

During his time in the United States, Khaled married and started his own family. After graduation, he returned home with his American wife and his oldest of two sons. He quickly found that the degree he had worked so hard to obtain was of little use in his country. He was instructed by the Ministry of Education to take a job anywhere he could.

Over the course of the next two years, Khaled worked as a translator for a company that imported wood into the country, and also as a second grade teacher in a private school, along with tutoring students in the evenings to make ends meet. During his time in the U.S. studying, he also learned about “The American Dream.” The “Dream” was possible to obtain; however, the obstacles in his country were too numerous. Khaled, his mother and his wife decided he should apply for a VISA to return to the U.S.

Journey to a reunion
When the rumors of a civil war started, he sent his wife and two sons back to the states for safety. Due to the visa process with the American Embassy, as well as the scholarship agreement he had received from his school back home, Khaled was not able to leave his country before an allotted amount of time had passed.

Once his wife and sons were back in the states, Khaled’s mother-in-law and wife began to work toward his reunion with them. They contacted the local newspaper and television station just to find information out regarding the civil war in Yemen. The local news station helped with information and, in return, asked for an exclusive when the family reunited.  The office of Congressman Spencer Bachus, local representative, was also contacted.
 
At the time, Spencer Bachus was a senator for the state of Alabama, who personally took an interest in expediting Khaled’s reunion with his wife and two young sons. Khaled managed to make his way to Egypt and the Senator’s office personnel took it from there. The congressman flew in from Washington D.C. to meet Khaled at the Airport in Birmingham, Ala., and gave Khaled a United States flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol. The local news channel covered the meeting and got their exclusive.

After he was able to return to the U.S., Khaled brought his family to Texas with all his hopes and the possibility of “The American Dream.” Khaled’s family has worked together to build that dream from the ground up. Khaled has become an American Citizen, an honor he does not take lightly. Their family has established a home in Murphy, built a home for his family that remains in Yemen, acquired a rental property In Richardson, and also purchased Q4 Retail and Wholesale Auto Company in Dallas.

Ambit has given me hope
Being introduced to Ambit has opened up a completely new chapter of “The American Dream” for Khaled. As a consultant, he has taken advantage of the full scope of training that Ambit has offered him, attending luncheons, weekly meetings, and traveling to other cities for lectures and conferences. He has invested in CD’s and found them valuable and truly helpful in his day-to-day travels around the Dallas metroplex.

“The whole family is Q4 Energy,” said Khaled, who is so proud that he recently became an Executive Consultant in a short time span of just 14 months. His wife co-hosts his weekly meetings at their office, as well as a once a month Food and Fellowship the first Sunday of each month at their home, all while keeping their down line informed with the latest Ambit news. His sons are now in their twenties and are both Senior Consultants in Ambit as well. Khaled’s advice to his sons and all that are new to Ambit: “By being persistent and consistent, you will reach your goal. Never Quit!”

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Ambit Stuck In My Mind

Martha Ramirez, Executive Consultant

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After moving from Venezuela to the United States with her two daughters, Martha Ramirez has taken a unique journey to Ambit. She tried out several different businesses before she started working in real estate.

For 13 years Martha continued her career in real estate until a co-worker reached out to her about Ambit.

“A co-worker talked to me about energy deregulation, which at the time didn’t interest me at all,” said Martha. “After many invitations to go to a presentation, I finally agreed to go so she would leave me alone.”

Despite her initial hesitation, Martha was so excited after viewing the presentation that she couldn’t help but wonder if what she heard was too good to be true.

“I could not sleep for two nights,” said Martha. 

A few days later, Martha asked her co-worker what she needed to do to join Ambit.

The Ambit Opportunity was stuck in her mind.
With a family of her own, Ambit had the potential to be the financial freedom she’d been looking for since moving to the United States.

A Popular Choice
Martha hit the ground running early on with Ambit. In less than two months, Martha promoted to Senior Consultant. She couldn’t help but tell everyone she knew about Ambit, and had no problem getting numerous people on board.

Unfortunately, Martha was forced to take a break from her Ambit business due to an illness.

“I was always checking how my business was and I wondered when I was going to be able to go back to work on my business,” said Martha.

Before long she started receiving residual income, which lit a fire inside Martha. For Martha, a secure future was something she’d only hoped to achieve before joining the Ambit team.

“That is why I am still in love with Ambit,” said Martha, “because I am building my retirement.”

Expanding My Ambit
So far, Martha’s biggest accomplishment has been becoming an Executive Consultant. Along the way, she has taken pride in helping many others to be successful as well.

“I see my dream of helping women to be financially free is getting closer,” said Martha.

Through her business at Ambit, Martha has developed the patience to help others grow their own skills. She now recognizes that each and every member on her team is different. Each person has their own talents and virtues that help make their business successful.

Looking ahead, Martha is excited to continue to work her Ambit business, while also continuing to grow as a person. She has also learned the importance of staying focused and being disciplined.

“Each ‘No’ gets us closer to a ‘Yes,’” said Martha.

Now that she’s learned how beneficial Ambit can be, Martha is looking forward to sharing the Opportunity even further.

“I want to expand my Ambit business to other states,” said Martha, “and let people know about this opportunity wherever they are.”

For Martha, Ambit has meant financial freedom and security for the future.

“I have always been successful in my businesses,” said Martha. “That is why I tell myself that this is a challenge. I am being successful at it because I am persevering in my job.”


My “Why”:
Have the retirement of a millionaire.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Minimum of 50 hours per week, but since it is my business, I work on it at any time I can.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
Not being afraid to offer the Ambit Opportunity. Understanding that offering it dignifies me and understanding that I am the owner of a millionaire business and that I can achieve anything I want.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
AMBITION is a unique thing that transmits an injection of success, prosperity and the desire to succeed. For me, this is like a booster that you give your car so it can run.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC:
Patricia Mahecha, Luz Stella Bentacur, Sara Rivera, Maybetty Calvo and Alejandro Morales.

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A Dream Deferred

Maria De Lourdes Cardenas, Executive Consultant

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From the time she was a little girl, Maria Lourdes Cardenas dreamed of being a high-powered executive working for a major corporation. But for her, as is so often the case, life took her down a different path. While she was still a college student, she got pregnant. And, to add to her challenges, her baby boy was born with special needs, forcing her to stay home and care for him while her husband worked.

Dreaming of a better life for themselves and their child, the couple immigrated to the United States. Despite their hopes and her husband’s hard work, the young family was still unable to get ahead. They were deeply in debt, and while her son’s starting school gave Maria time to work, she was unable to bring in enough money to improve their financial situation.

That’s when she heard about the Ambit Opportunity. “It was then God opened a door—even though I was somewhat incredulous, I could see a light at the end of the tunnel,” she says. At first, Maria only saw Ambit as a chance to reduce her electric bill. She understood the principle of making money with Ambit, but she was unsure if she could do it. Then, it hit her—“To make your dreams come true you need to wake up.”

Waking Up to Her Potential
“Ambit Energy provides you with an opportunity to be part of a company with tremendous growth, one that allows you your own personal development and a unique opportunity to earn money in your free time and from home,” Maria says.  Motivated by her two sons, she began to work the program and expand her business. “Ambit Energy has backed me and thanks to that I have overcome many fears. They have great technical support and the Customers trust them.”

As her business grew, Maria noticed that “a window was opening more and more. The night I became an Executive Consultant was a very important stage in my life as a woman, a wife and a mother. I feel very proud of achieving one of the most important objectives in my professional life.”

Making Others Dreams Come True
“I will feel even happier when I see my team members reach this level,” she says. “That’s why I encourage and teach them, and provide them confidence.” Maria plans to keep working to improve herself and grow her team. She looks forward to being able to provide her older son with the therapies he needs to lead the best life possible, and to helping build opportunities for others in the Hispanic community.

Her advice to other Consultants is simple. “No great work in the Universe was created without enthusiasm. You make the difference. You cannot change your past, but with Ambit you can change your future.”

My “Why”:
To provide a better quality of life for my children

Time spent working the Ambit business:
From six to eight hours, or whatever necessary to reach my goals.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Success starts by believing in yourself.  You make the difference.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Listening to the testimonies of successful people.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the promotion to Executive Consultant:
Zozimo Cardenas ,Veronica Mojica, Petra Voctoria JUarezm Zaida Barrios and Rosa Maria Del Angel.

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Pursuing The American Dream

Thang Bui, Executive Consultant

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Thang Bui immigrated to the United States with his family as a child. At that time, they owned nothing and were trying to learn the English language. His family had faced poverty and sacrificed a lot for many years.

They came to the U.S. with the hope of achieving the American Dream.

“My parents worked hard to support me and my siblings,” Thang said. “We, in turn, wanted to work hard and get an education and good careers so we can carry on that dream.”

Prior to joining Ambit, Thang worked in the health insurance industry for 10 years. Thang always had the desire to work in a field or industry whose product or service would always be needed and beneficial for people.

“I thought to myself, ‘What could be more basic than health insurance?’ Now I come to find out that energy is even more so!” Thang said.

Ambit was appealing to me
Thang’s brother, Thien, had told him about Ambit Energy in the past. However, when Ambit arrived in the western New York market in 2010, Thang decided to jump in and try it out.

“I figured, ‘Let’s try something new and help out my brother in his business as well,’” Thang said. “It’s a win-win!”

Going into Ambit, Thang had very few expectations, putting faith in the fact that he would be working with his brother and that things would fall into place.

“I had no clue what to do since the market was so new,” Thang said. “I didn’t even know how to enroll myself as a customer.”

I didn’t give up
There was not a single, neatly packaged “Why” that forced Thang to keep going, despite struggling slightly at the beginning. From a business standpoint, he wanted to make his initial money back and get free energy, while hopefully bringing in a little extra money. However, as he continued on the journey and as he learned more about the business, he saw that there was more hope and opportunity than he could have ever expected or planned for.

“I realized that I can build something that would be a ticket out for not only me, but also for my family and team,” Thang said. “I have to lead by example and charge ahead for them and with them.”

Thang knows Ambit has been a blessing, which has given him the ability to be more independent and gain back some of his time.

“Plus, the bills are paid each month,” Thang joked.

Thang, who has his MBA, had been immersed in corporate America. He was conditioned to think there is no other way to make money than to work hard for someone else.

Ambit has shattered all those myths to a million pieces.

“My vision for my future is clearer and my hope grows stronger each day knowing that I am not only earning more, but also becoming more,” Thang added.

Moving forward, he plans to develop himself personally and grow his leadership skills, while also working to support his team. Thang will also keep his eyes on the prize of making it to the next level as a National Consultant.

My “Why”:
To gain back my time and independence and help my family gain financial freedom.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
About 15 hours a week.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
Staying plugged into the system.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Learning from and connecting with other Consultants and leaders.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
It’s not just five SCs for me, but an entire organization. I have to thank my brother Thien and sister Thu. Congrats and thank you to LoAnn Desmond, Don Burgio, John Bottone, Duncan Nguyen, Harry Dayton and Quang Nguyen and their teams.

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We Hope for This to be Our Sole Profession

Chad & Kim Pechacek, Executive Consultant

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The Pechacek’s journey towards embracing the Ambit Opportunity has been an interesting one.

Prior to having children, Kim worked as a nutritionist and personal trainer. Once she became a mother, Kim was able to rely on Chad’s paint-less dent removal business and become a stay-at-home mom. While Kim was grateful for the opportunity to stay at home with her children, she missed contributing and having some financial independence.

“I started working for a friend in his start-up company and wasn’t being compensated for my work for eight months,” said Kim, who was being promised many things – none of which were being fulfilled.

When Kim’s brother-in-law, Damien, introduced the business to them in 2007, Kim and Chad weren’t interested. At the time, Chad was extremely busy running his own business.

Four years later, the couple couldn’t help but notice the success Damien had achieved and decided to hop on board.

“We made it fairly quickly to Senior Consultant and started to see the real potential,” said Kim. “We were getting compensated nicely for our work. This is when we realized that Ambit is where we belong!”

Ambit far exceeded expectations
When Kim and Chad first started their Ambit business, they saw it as a Plan B.

“Chad works with his hands all day, so if he were ever injured we would be out of luck,” said Kim. “We wanted to build something that could replace that income if ever need be.”

“We are also very big on spending time as a family, so of course financial freedom was huge to us,” Kim said.

The Pechacek’s were able to build a new home this year, something they weren’t expecting to do anytime soon. The family’s plan is for Ambit to eventually become their Plan A.

“We hope for this to be our sole profession,” said Kim. “Enjoy life and family, but stay plugged in, motivated and represent.”

Others are now seeing the Ambit light
Despite dealing with some negativity from friends and family, neither Chad nor Kim was phased by that pessimism. 

“We just decided to dig in, keep each other motivated and stay optimistic regardless,” said Kim.

They have been with Ambit for three years now. As the Pechacek’s have progressed with their Ambit business, the opinion of others has become increasingly more positive.

Now friends and family alike are seeing the success the Pechacek’s have achieved. Kim and Chad will be the first to tell you they couldn’t have done it without the support of their team.

“Whether it’s a three-way call, training, or contacting a potential Consultant for our Consultant – one of us is always attending a meeting, checking in and motivating,” said Kim. “You definitely have to have teamwork in order to succeed!”

Ambit has helped bring out some hidden strengths in both Kim and Chad as well. While both are very social, they have each become stronger leaders, more positive and more confident thanks to Ambit.

Kim and Chad have very simple and straightforward advice for new Consultants: Regardless of what others might say or think, stay true to yourself. Keep your head down and just go for it!

“The results you were looking for will show,” said Kim.

My “Why”:
Having financial freedom! Not having to answer to anybody else, getting to enjoy family and life!

Time spent working our Ambit business:
We work our Ambit business about an hour a day.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
We definitely have a lot of motivation and support from our upline, a hardworking downline and are using tools and training our team developed. Ambit leaders in the business are very supportive regardless of whose team you are on.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
The energy of a bunch of people coming together for the same purpose cannot be explained in words.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Brad Ignash, Jason Sedillo, James Donald, Ruslan Barabolkin and Brent Moore.

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I Love Helping Others Succeed

James McFadden, Executive Consultant

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Following a brief semi-professional basketball career in Puerto Rico, James moved to Fresno, California where his family had been living for quite some time. James tried various jobs when he first arrived in California before deciding to go into business for himself.

“During my life, I started and ran several different businesses over the course of 17 years,” said James, who owned everything from car lots, cellular stores, clothing stores – even an electronic company.

Eventually, James settled down and started a family of his own. With six children and a beautiful wife, James knew he wanted to achieve more. While searching online for a great opportunity for him and his wife to work together, James ran across a posting for Ambit Energy.

“I immediately started researching the company and couldn’t believe how amazing it was,” said James. “I called around trying to find out if there was a meeting being held in my area.”

We reached RC in five days
James and his wife attended their first Ambit meeting in Fresno. After the meeting, an Ambit Consultant sitting across the table from them during the presentation asked if there was anything he could do to help.

“As we started walking out of the meeting, he again came up and gave me his number,” said James.

Not only did the couple join his team, they went on to reach Regional Consultant in just five days. The duo reached Senior Consultant 19 days later, and Executive Consultant in only five months and 30 days.

“I’m not trying to impress anyone,” said James, “but rather impress upon everyone that you should always talk to everyone within three feet of you. Never prejudge!”

My dream is even brighter now
Since joining Ambit, James has enjoyed watching everyone on his team grow and succeed. From getting qualified and getting their first check, to reaching the position of RC or SC.

“If you love to help others succeed, you will by default be successful as well,” said James.

Ambit has also helped James prove the naysayers wrong. Thanks to Ambit, James learned not to buy into people’s opinions unless he was willing to buy into their lifestyle and dreams.

“Throughout my life I always had people say how hard it would be for me to achieve success in anything I thought of doing,” said James. 

Through Ambit, James has also learned how to have thick skin and to not take ‘No’ personally.

“I understand that ‘No’ is simply a way to see how serious you really are,” said James. “It is very important to show them just how different we are than traditional network marketing companies.”

James always encourages his team to master their craft. He believes it’s crucial to study and learn everything about the Ambit Opportunity so that they’re able to be confident when dealing with a ‘No,’ or just answering questions.

“I’ve always had a great outlook on my future and my family’s future,” said James. “I think that Ambit Energy has just made that vision and dream even brighter!”

My “Why”:
My family.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
It’s like my upline Esther Spina and Angela Cotton always reiterate, I don’t go out each day trying to work Ambit Energy. Instead, I just work Ambit Energy while I’m out and about.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
I teach something called 3 Steps to Success (The 48-Hour Game Plan).
First, create a list of 30-50 names (must be completed after signing up). Second, select a day within the next seven days to have a personal business meeting (must give day and time when signing up). Finally, you must get qualified within your first 48 hours.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
I have never been to AMBITION. Next September’s Ambition will be my very first.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Janette McFadden, Sammy & Noreen Taylor, Hung Luong, Karla Jackson and Nicole Leggett. And a special thanks to my entire team. Without each person I would have never made it to EC.

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Helping People Save Money Was Irresistible

Susan Battelstein, Executive Consultant

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Before joining Ambit, Susan was a practicing lawyer and sold technology to lawyers in Houston, Texas. As a former debate team member, Susan naturally gravitated to law school after undergraduate studies at New York University.

“I fashioned myself as becoming a female Perry Mason,” said Susan, who had always desired a career where she could make her own money.

After 20 years in New York City, Susan returned to Houston, where she was admitted to practice law. Susan had a solid six-figure legal job when a close friend of hers, EC Beverly Hardwick, approached her about coming to an Ambit business presentation.

Electricity was irresistible

Susan had been in a network marketing business before and believed in the model, but she was unsure whether or not she was looking to get into another one. The opportunity was clear and, being the good friend that she is, Susan decided to attend the presentation.

“Had the business entailed selling a product, I would not have joined,” said Susan, “but electricity, that was irresistible. Everyone had to have electricity and it meant saving people money.”

The lawyer in Susan required that she do some due diligence before joining the business.

“I was astonished at how much Ambit had accomplished in such a short time and [so I] joined the business,” said Susan.

In the beginning, she was able to work her Ambit business casually. Unfortunately for Susan, when the economy suffered in the mid-2000s, her job as a lawyer did as well.

“I was devastated and angry,” said Susan. “I was angry because I had again put my financial future in someone else’s hands.”

Ambit earned my whole focus

After losing her job as a lawyer, Susan decided to put more energy and focus into the business so that she would never have to be in that position again.

“The effort paid off since I have now positioned myself such that I don’t have to work for someone else ever again,” she said.

Along the way, Susan has found much more than income. She has formed strong relationships with the people in her Ambit family, and her business now spans 19 states.

“The five leaders who helped me reach EC are such exceptional people, each different and special, and I am proud to have played even a small part in their success,” said Susan.

Susan has also learned that, just as in her legal career, it takes hard work and dedication to achieve success in the Ambit business. Plugging into the system, listening to conference calls, attending trainings and business presentations and STP (showing the plan) are all necessary to succeed.

Now Susan is focused on reaching new levels in the business by consistently and persistently making an effort, even on days when all she has is 15 minutes. She’s also constantly keeping her eyes and ears alert for prospects as she goes about her life.

“It gives me great joy to sponsor and help people who are really excited about the business opportunity, and are willing to put in the necessary effort so that I can help them achieve their goals,” said Susan. “It’s truly a pay-it-forward business and such an honorable way to achieve financial security.”

My “Why”:
My why is financial freedom — not having to work for someone else any more.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
I work my Ambit business full-time because it’s my future. Full-time in Ambit isn’t like full-time in a job. It’s about 10-16 hours a week… vastly different than 80 or more hours a week in law. And it doesn’t even seem like work.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing the business:
One or two-on-one presentations. They give me the time to develop a stronger rapport with a prospect and delve deeper into discovering their “Why.”

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Hearing the success stories of other achievers and meeting people from all over the country, but especially the opportunity to be with members of my Ambit family in and outside of Houston.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an EC:
Roddy Roy, Barbara Francies, Terri Cary, Henry Hillebrand and Chris and Lynne Lee.

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Ambit Made Me More Confident

Loraine Nelson, Executive Consultant

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Loraine Nelson knows what it’s like to juggle a busy schedule. Currently, she operates her own virtual assistant business, while working as a real estate assistant in Westchester County, New York. Seasonally, she also works on political campaigns.

That’s not all. Loraine has also made a career of volunteering with numerous nonprofit organizations in Brooklyn. On top of all that, Loraine now runs an extremely successful Ambit Business.

“My hopes and desires are to slowly but surely eliminate some of the many activities I participate in to focus full-time on my Ambit franchise,” said Loraine. “Doing so will help me to assist nonprofit organizations more with the challenging terrain of fundraising.”

Ambit Was My Best Decision
As a single parent, Loraine was working very hard at two or three jobs at a time. Still, she wasn’t able to bring in sufficient income to sustain her daughter and herself.

“This reality grabbed my attention as my daughter approached college age,” said Loraine. “This was my best decision as I no longer work at some of the workaholic jobs I used to do.”

Loraine was introduced to the Ambit Opportunity on two occasions. The first time, she specifically told the individual she was not interested in any more network marketing companies.

Loraine had been in them before and was frustrated by the lack of results.

However, after being exposed to the business through her sponsor, Collette, Loraine was very impressed with Ambit. The monthly residual compensation based upon customers’ paying their monthly utility bills made perfect sense.

“Most impressively, my first check was more than my initial investment of $458.26, seven days after I became a consultant,” said Loraine.

As a new Consultant starting out, Loraine was determined to move to the next level (RC) in less than three weeks. She wanted to start earning “real cash,” especially considering the company was still in its early stages.

“I met my expectations by becoming an RC in 13 days and SC in two months,” said Loraine. “At this point, I started building momentum and stayed motivated. I knew I would get to EC eventually.”

I Was Able To Change My Zip Code
Like any business, Ambit came with its fair share of challenges. Loraine often found it difficult to identify like-minded individuals who could also see the company’s vision. She received tons of no-shows from prospects who promised they would attend a business presentation, and had to deal with team members who wanted to quit.

“These challenges notwithstanding, the passion I have for Ambit gave me the willpower to overcome these challenges,” said Loraine.

Loraine has made it a priority to remain focused and determined to not be distracted by the negatives that surround her.

One way Loraine does this is to physically write down her “Why,” and her overall goals. Then she assigns a deadline by which she must accomplish each goal.

Loraine’s hard work and determination has paid off. Since becoming an independent Consultant, Loraine has been able to move to a more sophisticated neighborhood. She can now travel more as well because of the extra cash provided by Ambit

In the end, the most important thing to Loraine was the ability to help others in need.

“I was able to help others in need a little more than before,” Loraine said.


My “Why”:
To be financially free so I can purchase goods and services I want and like, NOT just the ones I can afford.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
On average, I spend approximately 15-25 hours weekly on my Ambit Business — that incorporates prospecting, attending meetings or listening to a motivational CD.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Applying the teachings and repeatedly listening to tapes of successful motivation speakers such as John Maxwell and Eric Worre helped the growth of my business tremendously.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
My favorite thing was being first for the announcement of new market openings and incentives being offered while in attendance at Ambition. Simulcast is also such an awesome experience.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Debbie Brunson, Flavia Chin, Olga Nelson, Nadene Wilkins and Evelyn Berkeley.

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Bhupen Patel , Executive Consultant

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Bhupen Patel has been a business owner for most of his life. With an open-minded nature, Bhupen is always looking for good opportunities. Back in the early ‘80s, he saw a big opportunity in the video rental business, prior to the Blockbuster era, and he jumped in right away.

Bhupen’s only knowledge of the industry consisted of Clint Eastwood and James Bond films. However, he didn’t let that stop him. Bhupen knew that his passion for entrepreneurship and his friendly, helping nature would help him become very successful in the business.

For the next 15 years, he owned and operated several video stores – all the while helping his friends find their way in the industry as well. Once he left the business, he focused on an opportunity in the mortgage industry. Though he initially had limited knowledge, he was again able to conquer an industry through his passionate and helping nature. He continued to thrive in this new business for 15 years.

Ambit Was a New Opportunity

Forever the entrepreneur, Bhupen was always eager to find new business opportunities, so it was no surprise when he stumbled upon Ambit Energy. He knew from the beginning that this was an opportunity that he had to explore. He watched the video clips on Ambit’s website and was drawn in immediately.

“I still remember that day,” said Bhupen. “I could not sleep that night, thinking about all the money I can make in the future for myself and help others to do the same.

“It was a win-win situation, a no brainer.”

Bhupen immediately contacted Rick Geraci, who had sent him the initial email about Ambit. Rick guided him through the Ambit business structure and Bhupen signed up immediately to become an Ambit consultant.

“His help and guidance was immeasurable,” said Bhupen.

The Sky Was the Limit with Ambit

“What began slowly turned into a very successful business once Ambit introduced electricity to its platform,” said Bhupen. “With tremendous teamwork and hard work, the sky was the limit.”

Bhupen has always been a firm believer in teamwork.

“My team’s success is my success,” said Bhupen.

From the very beginning, Bhupen’s wife and family knew he would be successful in any business he got into, but they had no idea what was yet to come.

“Ambit changed my life and the lives of many of my consultants,” said Bhupen. “This has been my biggest and proudest accomplishment. The ability to help others and to better their lives and the lives of their families is priceless.”

Ambit has given Bhupen the opportunities of a lifetime. He’s met so many new people and has made so many new friends. With the help of Ambit, Bhupen has been able to help and guide others, providing a stable financial future for them.

“My goal is to continue helping more people and watching them grow their Ambit business,” said Bhupen. “I will also continue to show my Ambit vision to all my consultants and I have every hope to become a national consultant.”

Bhupen had a simple answer when asked about his advice for new Consultants.

“Work hard, make new friends, help them and guide them because their success is your success,” said Bhupen.

“Teamwork makes dream work.”

My “Why”: Financial freedom for me and my consultants.  I enjoy spending time helping my consultants because it’s an all-around good feeling knowing that you have the ability to make someone’s future.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing your
business
: The Ambit websites along with the local meetings are of tremendous value for any consultants looking to grow their business.

My favorite thing about AMBITION: AMBITION boosts lots of positive energy and excitement keeping morale at its highest.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC: Jay Patel, Chandrika Patel, Bhavna Modi, Kanti Patel and Mukesh Desai.

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Ambit Lets Me Help Other People

Dave Larkin, Executive Consultant

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When Dave was 22 years old, he earned his black belt in martial arts but Dave hasn’t stopped there. One of Dave’s goals is to reach master level, which is a fifth-degree black belt.

Dave previously owned and operated two karate schools and also owned his own construction business for 22 years. It was through the martial arts field that Dave became passionate about helping people change their lives. Dave also realized just how rewarding making a difference in someone’s life could be.

After being in the “rat race” for many years, Dave began searching for another opportunity. One day, one of Dave’s good friends, Executive Consultant Tim Ulinger, called him to explain a little about Ambit.  Tim believed Dave was the type of person that could thrive in taking advantage of the Ambit Opportunity.

“The ability to create a leveraged income on service everyone needs impressed me and I had to get started immediately,” Dave said.

Ambit Lets Me Help Others
When Dave started his Ambit business, he had high expectations. Reaching EC, while a huge accomplishment, is not Dave’s ultimate goal with Ambit.

“In the martial arts, I had the ability to reach and help hundreds of people,” Dave said. “I know with Ambit, I will have the ability to reach thousands, and to have a positive impact in people’s life is what keeps me motivated the most.”

Others Now Believe
While several of Dave’s friends hopped on board and joined him in the business once he joined, most refused. None of Dave’s family joined him, or even became his customer.

“Now their belief has changed, due to my success,” Dave said.

According to Dave, his proudest accomplishments are helping people achieve their goal.

“Knowing I will be able to leave my career behind and not have to worry about money is such a big relief,” Dave said. “I have helped my team members by teaching them the power of a team and you cannot do this business on your own. By being an Executive Consultant, I will continue to work with my team and help create new leaders.”

Dave has set new goals for himself after joining Ambit: lead by example and to retire from construction.

“In the future, I see myself retiring from construction, traveling and helping others achieve their goals and dreams,” Dave said.

When asked what advice he has for new consultants, Dave’s response was simple:

“Show the plan!”

My “Why”:
In the martial arts, I had the ability to reach and help hundreds of people.  I know with Ambit, I will the ability to reach thousands!  To have a positive impact in people’s life is what keeps me motivated the most.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Roughly 10 hours a week.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
The Success from Home Magazine.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
The opportunities that Ambit gives us to grow our income.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC:
Debbie Leavitt, Keith Wedge, Jim Hurst, Debbie Gould, and Charlie and Cindy Sprester.

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Ambit Brought Me Ease

Joseph & Josephine Derby, Executive Consultant

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Joseph Derby has lived a life of service. His first efforts of service were to our country as Joseph received a Purple Heart for his heroics in the Vietnam War. He then worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and Fireman for the Sacramento County Fire Department for 20 years. After leaving the Fire Department, Joseph then went to work for the United States Postal Service.

After 36 years of service, Joseph realized his income was not enough to support the quality of life he wanted to provide his family. To date, his family includes five daughters and an incredible 21 grandkids!

Five years after retiring from the Post Office, Joseph had to return to work. He worked as a manager for Wal-Mart for approximately three years before finding a more fulfilling position on his church staff.

Joseph’s wife, Josephine, has been working for the USPS for 31 years and looks forward to retirement soon now that she and Joe have reached their Ambit Goal of Executive Consultant.

A Trying Time
In 2010, Joseph was diagnosed with cancer. During his recovery from two life-changing surgeries, chemotherapy and treatments, he questioned how his family would live should the treatments fail. The medical expenses and time away from work challenged them financially. The ensuing housing bubble burst and difficult economic landscape forced them to leave their retirement home.

Following the AMBITION announcement this past year that a new market was opening in California, Josephine’s cousin, Ed Sablan, gave them a call. Joseph was most impressed with how sensible the business plan was. Ambit was a service, not a product.

That phone call changed their life.
The timing was perfect. Josephine had been advised that the facility she worked at would be closing, and she along with hundreds of others would be looking for work.

“When I reflect on the fear, uncertainty and anxiousness of that period when I was ill, and the fears and uncertainty associated with Josie’s work situation, I thought this is the perfect opportunity to do something that can change the future for all of my family,” Joseph said. “The ability to create a residual income that is willable and transferable to generations of my family is a perfect solution to my financial concerns. Time is valuable to me.

“Unlike other financial opportunities, every minute I devote to building my Ambit business is an investment in the future of my family.”

Results Were Amazing
Upon joining Ambit, Joseph and his wife fast tracked to regional in a day and a half, fast tracked to senior in 30 days and EC six months later.

“I knew it was a great opportunity, but the growth has been phenomenal,” Joseph said. “We are so thankful for our leaders and the team we have been blessed to work with in this business. We get the opportunity to achieve our dreams while we help others to achieve theirs.”

The formula was a passionate belief in the service. This included a sincere and deep smile when delivering the opportunities to others, a reason and belief in your purpose and an undeniable work ethic.

According to Joseph, the couple’s greatest challenge has been keeping up with the growth.

“We are thankful, but sometimes overwhelmed,” he said.

Joseph noted that he and his wife stay plugged in to all available training, conference calls and meetings in order to learn as much as they can about their business.

Through their hard work and dedication, the Derby’s have grown as leaders and are proud of their transition to entrepreneurs. Prior to working their Ambit business, the corporate plan was all they knew.

“Ambit has taught us we can take control of our finances,” Joseph said. “Our efforts are more than rewarded in Ambit Energy. This is the best financial vehicle available and I choose to drive it as fast and as often as I can.”

Now the couple looks forward to working Ambit full time to travel to other areas as markets launch.

“We enjoy building the business together and helping others as we secure our future and future generations,” Joseph said. “I find much joy building this business and I find peace in the security it will provide my family.”

The Derby’s plan is to help many others to reach financial freedom. They plan to be National Consultants within five years.

“My passion and zeal for Ambit is inspiring and contagious to others. This is really amazing to me,” Joseph said.


My “Why”:
We want to help our family and as many people as possible to create a secure financial future.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
My wife and I really enjoy building this business together. Any discretion time available to us is spent working our Ambit business. We really enjoy helping others do the same and always make ourselves available to our team.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
The most effective and successful tool has been the tools (DVD), training and support provided by our leaders and Ambit Energy. Chris and Debbie Atkinson have spared no time or expense coming to California to help us grown as leaders.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Having the opportunity to meet not only some great leaders in Ambit but some amazing like minded people working diligently to achieve their financial freedom goals.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC:
Sheree & Michael Cox, Terry & Elizabeth Hull, Bobby & Athena Herrera, Ryan & Karen Carlson and Jack Clemons

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Financial Freedom is Finally Here

Angela Cotten, Executive Consultant

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Angela has always had a desire for entrepreneurship. At the ripe age of 15, she started her own cleaning business, hiring a group of girls to work everything from new construction clean up to commercial cleaning. Angela continued to operate her cleaning business into her early twenties.

After moving on from her cleaning business, Angela worked as an activity director in active retirement homes for 10 years, before deciding to obtain a real estate license in Washington. For 13 years, Angela enjoyed success as a Realtor in the top 3% in Seattle. However, when her family moved to Texas, a friend introduced Angela to Ambit.

At first, Angela continued in real estate, selling new homes for a builder and working her Ambit on a part-time basis. After three years though, she was able to retire from real estate and become a full-time Ambit Consultant.

Ambit Gives Us Freedom
What first impressed Angela about Ambit was that this business could provide her family a residual income for retirement and would allow her some time freedom.

“When I look back at some of the highlights of my life, I think about the special times I was able to spend with my dad before he passed. We were able to take him on a tour of Italy. We visited a fishing village in Sicily where his parents immigrated to America from. He was so excited; I can still see his smile in my mind,” she noted.

Thanks to the financial and time freedom that Ambit provides, Angela and her husband were fortunate enough to build their dream home. “We designed the home and picked out every detail. It is an accomplishment that I am very proud of,” she said.

Out Of My Comfort Zone
When Angela and her family first moved to Texas, she hardly knew anyone. “I had to get out of my comfort zone, go out and talk with folks,” said Angela. “I view this business opportunity as a gift, so why wouldn’t I want to share it with others?”

Angela believes her challenges are no different than what anyone else in the business faces. “I just had to learn to discipline my disappointment,” she added. Luckily, Angela’s family supports what she has decided to do.

For Angela, persevering through the challenges she did faced was worth the fight. Angela was able to work her way to Executive Consultant, and is now able to travel and visit her family in California and North Carolina as a result.

“The future looks awesome as I look forward to my husband’s retirement from The Boeing Company and working our business and traveling together,” Angela said.


My “Why”:
The biggest “why” is the time freedom; Ambit allows me to spend time with my grandkids and family. I also work my Ambit to help my husband retire so that we can spend time traveling and enjoying each other.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
Part-time; full-time as I see necessary.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:

I think that having a supportive husband has been a big success factor. Also being inspired by others in the business and seeing their success and growth has kept me motivated.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
I love meeting people from all over the country that have the same aspirations and goals.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to become an Executive Consultant:
Jemery Walston, Ernesto Pillado, Eric Thompson, James McFadden and Robert Taylor

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A Renewed Hope and Game-Changing Opportunity

Stanley Ducharme, Executive Consultant

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Schenectady, New York native, Stanley Ducharme was no stranger to hard work and the success that came from it. He had earned a bronze medal in Junior Olympics boxing and claimed victory over the Northeast Golden Gloves champ at 16 years old. Following high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. After the service, he worked for a small business for 18 years before opening his own – Schenectady Hydraulics, which grew to bring in nearly $750,000 in annual sales.

Then on July 10, 2010 on his daily 30-mile bike ride, things changed forever when he was hit by a car. The accident caused spinal damage and severe pain that required several surgeries. His good friend, Ken Wright came to visit him and give him renewed hope by suggesting an opportunity that would become his proudest success yet.

A New Direction
After Ken planted the seed of interest with Stanley, he was eager to learn more. So soon after, Ken returned with Jim Simek and showed Stanley the “Why Ambit Works” video. While he was very interested in the Opportunity, at first Stanley only saw it as a way to make enough to earn Free Energy and pay a few bills.

“I got in right away,” Stanley recalls. “I got all my bonuses and my Free Energy and thought that was it, till they asked me to check out the full opportunity to make a real income through residual income. The rest is history.”

The Next Phase
In September 2012, Stanley sold his hydraulics business he had built from the ground up due to the physical demands it required. But instead of viewing it as a sacrifice or loss, Stanley saw it as an opportunity to pursue more of the success with Ambit he was meant to achieve.

“My ‘Why’ may sound a bit different than most others because it’s not a goal to reach,” Stanley explains. “My ‘Why’ is the pain I feel every day, because it’s not just a motivating reminder of how Ambit works, but it’s a genuine encouragement and comfort. Even when things get rough, I can always count on Ambit and my team to put a smile on my face.”

The Gift of Ambit and Passing It On
“I really don’t know where I would be without Ambit,” he says. “I have learned more about myself and how to help others in ways I never imagined. Ambit has provided me is the ability to speak in front of people and share this gift with anyone within three feet of me.”
He also credits his success on learning to treat his team members like business partners. Plus, thanks to the tireless efforts of SC Giuseppe Razzano, who he calls “the backbone of his New Jersey team,” Stanley foresees an unstoppable future.

“The relationships I’ve developed with my team have been priceless,” Stanley admits.  “It’s really like a family. I look forward to serving my team as a mentor and trainer by sharing my experiences, trials and failures.”

My “Why?”
Because of nerve damage I could not perform at my best at my original business. And now that I’ve found Ambit, I love helping others see the Opportunity and showing them how to reach theirs.

Time spent working Ambit:
As a business owner, you are driven to work as an independent.  Ambit challenges you to rethink that by becoming interdependent and relying on your team to take an active role in your success.

Most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
No doubt, for me it’s the Success from Home magazines.  If you’re not using them as the powerful tools in growing your business, you’re missing the boat.  Anyone who has been to my trainings will attest to that.

Favorite thing about AMBITION:
The total energy of the event is so motivational. And you leave with valuable insight and an exciting education.

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped me become an EC:
Rossana Ferrari, Pamela Viscusi, Joseph Turnbull, Kenneth Milstery, and Giuseppe Razzano

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Painting a Brighter Future

Wojciech Liczkowski, Executive Consultant

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Wojciech Liczkowski always knew he’d own his own business. He ran a painting and home remodeling company and sold cars online. In fact, a taste for being his own boss was something he inherited from his father, who also owned construction and car businesses in the United States and Poland. “I looked up to my dad being his own boss growing up, and knew that’s what I wanted to be,” Wojciech remembers. Luckily for Wojciech, his dad had another business inspiration to pass on: being an Ambit Independent Consultant.

“I was pressured by my dad to attend a business presentation,” Wojciech says, “and that is when I met EC Piotr Luda. I found out he was traveling back and forth between Chicago and Dallas working his business and I figured he had to be doing well to pay for that. So I summoned up the courage to call him and invite him to dinner.”

The dinner lasted four hours, and during that time Wojciech decided to be not just an Ambit Customer, but an Ambit Independent Consultant.

“I wanted a life of financial freedom and independence. And my traditional business was not going to give me that.”

Quitting A Job, Gaining A Life
Wojciech’s proudest moment as an Ambit Independent Consultant came when he was able to quit both of his traditional businesses. It was especially important to him because his mother was suffering from a medical condition that would eventually claim her life. “I was able to be with her and take care of her full-time,” Wojciech says. “It is thanks to Ambit that I was able to be with her throughout her ordeal.”

While those last times with his mother are the most important thing to Wojciech, he also credits Ambit for helping him develop his strength and perseverance. “There were times I wanted to quit. Thanks so much to everyone who helped me along the way and enabled me to reach this level.”

He also sees a brighter future with Ambit. “I see a life where I can grow my business to a huge level and help so many people along the way. It is a future I could never have seen had I not been in Ambit.”

The Color Of Success
Now that he’s achieved the level of Executive Consultant, Wojciech is ready to offer tips to others. “Don’t quit,” he says. “Do your best to stay consistent in your Ambit business. Lack of consistency is a killer. Find your motivation, something that will get you up in the morning and do the things you don’t want to do.”

He also emphasizes the importance of working with his team members. “I do my best to be there for them and help them through the difficulties I went through. Watching them develop and grow is very rewarding for me.”

“Trust yourself, the people mentoring you, and the system.”

All good suggestions from somebody who’s wanted to run his own business since he was a little boy, and who’s had more than one brush with success as a business owner.

My “Why”:
To be able to start a family and have financial freedom without having to work seven days a week

Time spent working the Ambit business:
A few hours a day, consistent and keeping priorities straight.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
EC Piotr Luda and his wife Gosia. I met them and I saw their lifestyle and saw the life they were living and wanted the same for myself. Most importantly…his dreams and passion influenced me the most. He is such a big dreamer and that allowed me to dream big for myself.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
All the conversations with all the people there. Learning about other people’s struggles and success.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Dylan Do, Roman Rogala, Par Te, Niang Vung, and Ahmed Almrayatee Allen

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An Electrifying Opportunity

Shelly & Randy Cox, Executive Consultant

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Randy Cox knows the power industry. He holds an engineering degree in electrical power distribution, and worked for other power companies in North Texas for 24 years, gaining experience in engineering, marketing and sales. He eventually left his job to join his wife Shelley, a Certified Graduate Master Builder, to run a custom home building company and operate a storage facility.

“After leaving the corporate world and becoming totally self-employed, we needed additional income to maintain our current lifestyle and send our three children to college. And we couldn’t take on another full-time job.”

That’s when a former co-worker and friend, Steve Miller, fellow Executive Consultant, introduced Randy and Shelley to Ambit. After attending a number of presentations, Randy and Shelley decided to join the Ambit team. He says “When we heard the testimonies of Jere and Chris at AMBITION, we knew we had made the right decision. Their testimony of faith and commitment created the desire to grow our business.”

Empowered To Succeed
Randy began by setting reasonable goals. “If we made enough to make a car payment we could consider that a success,” he says. “That came soon, and it motivated us to do more.” They got used to hearing “no,” and used that as inspiration to try harder. They worked the system the way they had been taught, and coordinated with their team members and Consultants on a daily basis.

And their Ambit business continued to grow. “We were able to pay for our children’s college tuitions without any student loans,” Randy says. “And we will be able to give back to others sooner than we expected.”

By investing a little time and effort in Ambit every day, Randy and Shelley have been able to create residual income that will allow them to spend a lot of time with their family.

Enlightening Advice
Randy has some suggestions for Consultants who are working on achieving EC status. “Don’t get discouraged. Do a little each day and never sacrifice honesty to be successful. Work with your team members and be an accountability partner.”

As they move forward, Randy and Shelley hope to move into new markets and use their experience to help others achieve success.

For them, the lessons and benefits of Ambit are clear.

“With Ambit, ordinary people can do extraordinary things.”

Our “Why?”
Create residual income that will allow us the time to spend with our family.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
A little everyday.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
The team concept.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
That ordinary people can do extraordinary things

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Cody Cox, Lukas Moffett, Dennis Smart, Kathleen Scott, and Jacqueline Riddell

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Retirement is Now an Option

Steve & Connie Sunday, Executive Consultant

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With two children, one in his senior year of college at Syracuse University and the other beginning her college career in the fall, Steve and Connie were working to make ends meet. The U.S. Postal Service has employed Connie for more than 14 years, while Steve is a self-employed electrician.

However, neither Connie nor Steve had a retirement plan in place — both planned to work for the rest of their lives. “When we looked at Ambit, we knew our prayers had been answered,” said the couple.

Connie learned about Ambit from her boss, who gave her a Success From Home magazine, encouraging her to watch the DVD inside. “What impressed us the most was the fact that it was gas and electric. As an electrician, Steve knew electricity was something people couldn’t live without,” said Connie.

Ambit Made Retirement Possible
Before Ambit, retirement didn’t seem like a feasible option for Connie and Steve Sunday. After starting their work with Ambit, the couple expected to work their Ambit business along with their other jobs, hoping to retire within five to 10 years. “After 19 months in Ambit, we are now having discussions about both of us being able to retire within the next 12 to 18 months,” the Sundays said.

Not only is retirement in sight now, Connie and Steve have been able to buy a new vehicle for both of their children. “We now realize we will be able to be debt free in the very near future,” Steve and Connie said.

We Now Recognize Our Strengths
It wasn’t until Ambit that Steve and Connie realized they have a passion for speaking to a room full of people, which is much easier to do when you are speaking from your heart, the couple joked.

As consultants, Steve and Connie take their jobs seriously. “We make sure everyone on our team is well aware that we are here to help them accomplish their dreams,” they said. “When we give our telephone number to anyone, we tell them they are only bothering us if they don’t call, and we truly mean that.”

“As ECs, we will continue to plug into the proven system and encourage our entire team to do the same,” the Sundays said.

When Steve and Connie first joined Ambit, their friends and family told them not to join because their area was already saturated and that would just add fuel to the fire. “Most of those friends and family have now joined us in business, and for those who haven’t, it’s not too late,” said the couple.

For Steve and Connie, passing on their success with Ambit seems like a no brainer. As a couple that once saw no rest from their day-to-day jobs, joining the Ambit team has helped turn life around for the Sundays — and the kids aren’t complaining about their new cars!

“We see a whole new world for us, our children and their children,” said Steve and Connie.


My “Why”:
To spend every waking moment together

Time spent working the Ambit business:
Every possible second, it sure beats the old plan!

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
Being able to work with Kim and Jim Mason

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
The meeting after the meeting

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant:
Jason and Vicky Morell, Matt and Chicaga Bauer, Carter and Josie Mook, Dale and Cindy Applebee and Mark Winschel

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Cleaning Up With a New Venture

Jim & Julie Brosious, Executive Consultant

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Jim and Julie Brosious are a hard-working couple. She cleaned and cared for teeth as a dental hygienist, and he owned a chimney sweep company, a spring water business and a liquor store, all while raising two children. Eventually, the couple sold their businesses and retired, living in the Bahamas for a year while they decided what kind of business they should invest in. They were thinking about buying a winery, but were afraid that would just mean a return to the 60-to-80-hour weeks they’d just escaped. That’s when ECs Kim and Jim Mason told them about the Ambit opportunity.

“The residual income impressed us, but that wouldn’t have meant a thing without the credibility of the Company, INC 500 and other accolades,” Julie says. “We could have invested a lot of money and another 20 years of our lives in a traditional business. This is the best financial decision we have ever made,” Jim adds.

In fact, Jim and Julie have been so successful that their son, their daughter, his father, a cousin and an uncle have all joined the Ambit family.

Being Part Of The Ambit Community
At first, Jim and Julie hoped their Ambit business would break even. To their surprise, they reached Regional Consultant status in just 10 days, and Senior Consultant in less than two months. “We had our full investment back in the first week,” Julie says. “So our belief skyrocketed.” In just over a year, the couple reached Executive Consultant.

“We are very proud to have built our business to EC so quickly and helped so many others change their financial and personal lives,” Julie adds. “We know we won’t have to work the rest of our lives. We have a three-to-five year business building plan with Ambit.”

After a lifetime of being involved in such community activities as Girl Scouts and youth sports, the couple finds they enjoy mentoring others in Ambit as well. “We love helping team members. We often recognize their potential and strength before they do. We encourage them to be on the edge of their comfort zone,” Julie says.

Shaping A Better Future
As Executive Consultants, Jim and Julie expect to continue doing the things that brought them this far. “We plan to get to National Consultant the same way we got to EC. We are doing business in several markets. We have started new meetings throughout Pennsylvania. We plan to guest speak across the country and to facilitate trainings,” Jim says.Their advice to new Consultants is simple. “Get your first paycheck quickly. Attend every single training. Attend weekly BP’s. Most of all, never quit on your dreams.”

Together, Jim and Julie are making their hopes of success come true, for themselves, their family, and every one they touch through Ambit.

My “Why?”
Time & Freedom

Time spent working the Ambit Opportunity.
We work every day by prioritizing the night before what needs to be accomplished.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
The support and help that we received from Chris and Debbie Atkinson.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
Training and announcements of new markets.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped us reach EC.
Christina Oshetski, James Brosious Sr., Jennifer Russo, James Brosious III, Tim Gingrich

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It Came Down to a “Light Bulb Moment!”

Chuck Chance, Executive Consultant

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“How many people do you know that use electricity or natural gas?”

If you know your Jump Start Training, you’re quite familiar with the first question in The Invitation. It worked when SC Kevin Walls contacted Chuck Chance. Chuck answered like a lot of prospects answer, “Well that’s a dumb question. Everyone I know!” Coincidentally, Chuck had just been approached by another network marketing company in the electricity industry. What impressed him more about Kevin’s approach, however, was that he asked that simple question. “No one had ever asked me that before,” he says.

That certainly got his attention, but Chuck admits that the proverbial light bulb had still not come on. Then while driving that evening, he recalled a property investment he had once been involved with. He was evaluating a property about to go into foreclosure. “I walked up to the door and knocked. No one answered the door obviously, but I peeked in the window, and I noticed… the lights were on! Then it dawned on me. These folks unfortunately couldn’t make their house payments, but you know what? They sure paid their electricity bill!”

It was Chuck’s “light bulb moment.” And he also realized why Ambit Energy was the best choice as a business opportunity. “If that’s the simple approach they teach, then I’m in.” And he’s never looked back.

Why reinvent the wheel?
Ambit Consultants come from all sorts of backgrounds. With a marketing degree and years of experience in the foreign exchange markets and selling homes and mortgages, Chuck had more “experience” than most, but probably one of the hardest roads to travel. How’s that? With a professional sales background, “…there’s a tendency or tug-of-war,” Chuck says, “between following the Ambit system or just doing things the way you’re accustomed to doing them, especially if you’ve experienced some success based on what you built before.”

But then Chuck fell back on the simple way that he was approached, and realized it was the secret to success in this business. He called it the “dose of reality” that allowed his business to take off. Chuck says, “Success is really about keeping it simple. See, Ambit’s already thought about all the marketing ideas. Anything we could come up with wouldn’t really differ from what’s already in our system. Why re-invent the wheel?”

So no matter what the background, Chuck is convinced that anyone can succeed in this business if he forgets what he knows and just plugs into the system.

A focus on faith and family
Another common denominator for success in Ambit is a compelling “why” - a “why” that keeps you motivated through the good and not-so-good times in your Ambit business. Chuck’s is as compelling as any and it focuses on his family and his faith. Chuck and his wife Beverly live in Missouri City, just a few miles southwest of Houston, Texas. Soon, Chuck believes his wife will be able to fire her boss, “unchaining” her from the computer that binds her to an oil and gas pipeline company as a project manager, sometimes into the wee hours of the morning.

His son Cameron is 14 and his daughter Courtney is 12. Despite his prior success while “trading time for money,” he’s never been able to choose schools for his children. Thanks to Ambit Energy, he and his wife are able to begin looking at their choice of schools for the first time.

He seems humbled to admit these desires for his family, but then there’s one he shares with no hesitation and plenty of boldness. “I have a great passion for missions. I’ve had an opportunity to be able to go to Africa, Brazil, and Haiti – to be able to share with people who don’t have what we have. I mean, these are people who see a toothbrush as a luxury.” His passion is not just to go on missions himself, or send money to mission organizations. His special desire is to help other missions-minded individuals go on short-term missions who wouldn’t otherwise get to go. He feels it’s a way to give back to whom he ultimately credits for his success.

“I have to give God all the glory for what has been happening for me. I know it’s sensitive, but if you write anything, you have to at least write that. That’s very dear to me.”

Certainly a team effort
Paraphrasing Founding National Consultant Brian McClure, Chuck believes that by burying yourself in the success of others, your success simply becomes a by-product of that. Chuck recalls that once he really began to focus on helping his teammates, things started to happen. He really pushed himself and them towards the activities that produce results.

“We were dedicated to each other, we were committed to each other, and we all worked together to make things happen.”

First and foremost, Chuck thanks SC Budi Nurcahya, his first SC. Budi has a great passion for the business, Chuck says, and he’s been a rock – along with Ambit’s Director of Field Development Darrell Starkweather - at a time when Chuck seemed to be “stuck on one SC.” The other SCs that Chuck helped promote and ultimately promote himself to Executive Consultant include Amando Queiroga, John Cooper, Cary Blacklock, and Ron Nasis. Chuck also wanted to call out RC Ray Devido. Chuck and Ray worked together to enroll one of Ambit’s largest Affiliate Partners; the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Parting advice for new consultants
Chuck feels that a long-term vision is critical to anyone’s success in this business. “Never look at this business with a short-term mentality, or as a quick-cash scheme. This business requires a long-term vision for how you’re going to use it to change your life. This is not a hobby. This is a business.”

And of course, it’s a very simple business at that. Chuck believes that if you gather a few customers, and help a few others do the same thing, you can build an organization and an income that exceeds your wildest expectations.

Moving forward
Considering all that he’s accomplished in his Ambit business, Chuck has an interesting take on where he’s at today, and how far he has to go. “I’ve only polished the surface. You know how people talk about ‘‘scratching’ the surface? When you’ve scratched the surface, then you’ve made your mark. I’m like most everybody else. I’ve only polished the surface. I haven’t made a mark yet.”

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“Pretty Cool, Huh?”

Kevin Finch, Executive Consultant

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“It’s exciting!” gushes newly promoted Executive Consultant Kevin Finch. And not just for him; it’s exciting for people on his team as well. He says, “There’s a guy in my downline that says about me, ‘If that guy can make it to EC, anybody can.’ I think he’s probably right!”

Kevin is in the commercial real estate business in Dallas and has four daughters enrolled in private schools. About his oldest daughter’s college aspirations he says, “She can go to any school she wants to and Ambit will pay for it. That’s pretty cool, huh?” Kevin says that a lot when he’s talking about Ambit.

Why Kevin joined Ambit Energy
Kevin has been approached by network marketing companies all his life but never joined one. He never saw the right company. “Network marketing has never been my cup of tea. I almost walked away from Ambit, too, but I’m glad I didn’t!”

Kevin attended the first Ambit Opportunity meeting ever held on August 8, 2006. “My brother Brian and [NC] Dan Robison invited me. The space was empty then. [Co-founders] Jere and Chris were there and about 30 other people. I had known of the Thompson family and Jere because we went to the same church growing up. I had the sense of confidence that if Jere Thompson was behind this, it was not another one of those questionable network marketing companies. It’s not potions, lotions, pills or some other product with questionable health benefits. Electricity is something every single person uses and they have to have it. And we’re selling it at a discount.”

Teamwork
Kevin says, “The beautiful thing about Ambit is the only way you succeed is by helping other people succeed, too. I help people achieve their dreams and when it happens, I get a piece of it. Isn’t that cool?” He’s been working his business with his friend SC Ward Miller. “We’ve been working arm-in-arm since we started. In any business you’re going to have ups and downs. When I’ve been down in the dumps, Ward has pulled me along and vice-versa.” Kevin also gives a ton of credit to Senior Consultants Ash Krishna, David Gleave, Barry Hyde, Tene Williams and Gem Morrison for playing a huge role in his success. “I owe my promotion to them.” Setting goals
“I set goals for myself, but I have important goals for all of my team members. Right now we’re working hard to get Ward his promotion to EC.”

Kevin’s first goal was to earn his $399 back. “My second goal was to make enough money working for the electric company to pay my electric bill.” He set another goal for himself in November 2006 when a fellow Dad’s Club member at his daughter’s school said no to joining the business. Kevin thought it would be pretty cool if Ambit could pay his daughter’s tuition. In August 2007 Kevin saw the man again at another Dad’s Club meeting. The man asked pointedly, “So how’s that electricity thing going for you? Paying for your daughter’s tuition yet?” Kevin by that time had two daughters enrolled at the school. He replied, “No. Now it’s paying for both of my daughters’ tuitions.” Nice comeback!

Advice for new Consultants
Kevin says first, get two customers on your own. It’s important to feel like you’ve accomplished something. Second, find a good friend to build your business with. Work on this and have fun together. Keep each other going and share in success. Third, it’s not a race; it’s a marathon. “It doesn’t matter that I wasn’t the first to cross the finish line. What matters is I crossed it. You might not get there the fastest; just get there.”

And, “Don’t quit! Never quit. Have a dream. Even if five people say ‘no,’ you never know who the Lord is going to put in front of you tomorrow.” Kevin strongly believes in doing everything taught by your upline and the company. “Do it and you’ll make the money and you’ll have fun doing it. It’s more than the money. This business can be a whole lot of fun!”

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A Perfect Foundation for Limitless Success

Kent Hansen, Executive Consultant

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EC Kent Hansen knows what it takes to run a business built on pride and hard work. For more than 20 years, he owned and operated his family’s hardwood flooring company which spanned three generations. But once he tapped into to the unlimited opportunities of Ambit Energy, he was ready to start his own legacy through financial freedom.

“Since 1935, our family business had grown to become one of the largest flooring businesses in upstate New York. When my father, Keith, passed ownership to me, my wife Kellie and I were eager to take on the challenge and provide a comfortable living for our family.”

“Then a contractor friend of mine approached me with the Ambit Opportunity. He was so confident and excited about the limitless income potential. But I had reservations. It just sounded too good to be true. Fortunately, he didn’t give up and after his third attempt to share his Ambit story, I was ready to listen. And my whole point of view changed.”

Less Stress And High-Yield Success - Thanks To Residual Income
“What impressed me most about Ambit was the residual income,” says Kent. “For years, I poured money from the flooring business into real estate ventures struggling to generate residual income the hard way. Then I realized that I had taken on a second job that took twice the time, twice the work and twice the stress. But with Ambit, you sell it once and get residual income as long as they remain your customer forever!”

Once Kent started with Ambit, he soon began thinking bigger. “When I started, I expected to make a few thousand dollars a month in extra income and that’s impressive. But after focusing my efforts and steadily building my business, I have far exceeded my expectation.”

Kent recalls, “At first, some friends and family members were skeptical. But once people in my circle (his “Ambit”) saw how motivated I was, and how much I genuinely believed in the Opportunity, they had to find out more. Soon the local construction and flooring community was buzzing over my discovery.”

A Proud Past. An Infinitely Brighter Future
Once Kent saw the momentum he was building and the possibilities for his family, he knew he had a tough decision to make. “My experience with Ambit has empowered me to push my goals and aspirations further than I thought possible,” he says. “The potential is limitless. That’s why, with the support of my amazing family and friends, I decided to “pass the torch” and sell the flooring business. I’m now pursuing my Ambit business full-time, and I couldn’t be happier.” “It used to be that a normal workday meant hours on the phone and one headache after another,” he remembers. “I’d miss my son’s sporting events, family outings and quality time with the people I love. But now when the phone rings, I’m excited because I’m helping people find their own Ambit success story. And the best part! Being there for my wife and our sons Conner and Ryan.”

Higher Aspirations and Greater Inspirations
With the support and guidance of his family and Ambit team, Kent was able to achieve new levels of personal and professional success.

His advice for Consultants just starting out! “Don’t miss AMBITION. Every September, when my team and I come back from the event, we’re all so energized and motivated that our business explodes. It’s a “can’t-miss” experience.”

“Always remember that with Ambit, you get what you put into it,” Kent continues. “Have patience and work the program, because it really pays off.”

According to Kent, he has only begun to meet his full potential. “My goals for my Ambit business are simple: Keep growing, guiding and building my fantastic team and help them all achieve financial freedom. Then the next step, National Consultant. I’m so excited about the adventure ahead of me!”

Within a few short years, Kent Hansen carved out a truly fulfilling Ambit career building wealth from residual income and laying a foundation for unprecedented growth for newer Consultants. “Since committing to the Ambit Opportunity full-time, I’ve enjoyed a peace and confidence that comes from providing my family the financial benefits and security they deserve,” Kent says. “I feel so blessed to enjoy a life that’s both grounded in rich traditions and empowered to build a brighter future for generations to come.”

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Dreams Become a Reality!

Yakov Koppel, Executive Consultant

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Yakov Koppel earned his B.A. in Business and worked as a financial advisor for almost a decade. But after his office was destroyed by the tragedy of September 11 (he worked on the 39th floor of the first building that was attacked), Yakov needed a change.

He built a very successful career in real estate for the next several years and became a broker, but the market took a turn for the worse - and so did Yakov’s business.

Then one day, his mother made a decision on his behalf.

“I was introduced to Ambit by my mother through my cousin, [Executive Consultant Isaac Neuwirth,” recalls Yakov. “My mother called to tell me that Isaac was coming to show me a presentation - and that I was joining. She signed up with the intention of having me in her downline, since she believed that I would be successful.”

Yakov laughs: “So she told me I was joining - I had no choice!”

A Supportive Family
With his wife Charni and their children Binyomin and Eliana by his side, Yakov began his Ambit business. “My wife was a bit skeptical, but she supported me because she knew that if I put my heart and soul into it, I’d be successful. My family has been extremely supportive, and everyone has been so happy for me.”

With all of these important people behind him, Yakov has been able to switch his career priorities around: “I would say Ambit is full time now, and real estate is part time.”

The Power of Residual Income
Yakov was impressed with the residual income he could earn with an Ambit Energy business: “I compare it to a mutual fund that keeps paying you every month. Knowing that you have a certain amount coming in regularly makes life much more comfortable for my family. Things are much more stable now - I was never used to that in finance and real estate.”

Originally, Yakov only expected to make “a few extra dollars a week” while he concentrated on real estate. “But as the checks grew, my expectations were raised to a whole new level.”

Upline and Downline Support
As he has built his business, Yakov thanks both his upline and downline for being so supportive. “The team I’m building under me is amazing. Supporting each other, with many people stepping up as leaders.” “My team is a family that leans on each other. We’re all becoming successful together, and we push ourselves harder every day.”

His ultimate goal: “To be a millionaire and more. I see such big promise and hope with this business - it can help your dreams become a reality!” National Consultant? “I am just going to keep doing what I do and talk to everyone I meet. I will show them the plan and watch my income grow. It will come.”

Less Worry, More Hope
Yakov appreciates not having to worry about paying his monthly bills or being able to afford fixing up the house. “I’m a lot more relaxed,” says Yakov. “I look forward to getting a bigger house, a new car for my wife, and just being financially independent.”


Our “Why?”

I wanted something to believe in that had unlimited income potential

Time spent working Ambit
Full time now. As I am enjoying my new found success, I also enjoy sharing how easy Ambit is and how successful you can be!

Most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business.
My wife and her support to let me build this, and her belief in me that I can do this. My cousin EC Isaac Neuwirth who helped me build the first 3 months and EC Chanan Oxenhandler who helped make things easier with his training calls and meetings.

Favorite thing about AMBITION.
Watching the success of people was very inspiring.

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped us become Executive Consultants.
Shulem Paneth, David Berger, Benjamin Berger, Isral Gold and Elkonah Grunhut

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Taking Care of Business

Josephine Ozougwu, Executive Consultant

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Josephine Ozougwu worked as a nurse for 23 years, owns a home health care company and a bakery. Her life changed forever when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly, she didn’t have the time to run two businesses. But with four of her five children in college she couldn’t afford to give up her income, even though her own health was compromised by a herniated disk.

“What I saw with Ambit was an opportunity to make money and at the same time take care of my husband, get my freedom back and be a blessing to others,” Josephine says. Her husband, who had watched her fail to succeed with selling various other products, was skeptical, but told her to go ahead.

Despite all the challenges she faced, Josephine was able to find time to devote a little time each day to working her Ambit business. And it paid off.

Making A Healthy Income
“Ambit has provided us with incredible financial results. I do Ambit part time, but get a fulltime income,” Josephine says. “I have my freedom back. I don’t have to work night shifts, and I’ve made many great friends from our Ambit team.” For Josephine, the keys to success was being flexible with her already busy schedule and inserting Ambit in when and where she could. “Be flexible with an already busy schedule, don’t give up. Your challenges cannot be compared with the wonderful benefits of financial and time freedom you will get at the end.”

Today, Josephine is especially interested in helping nurses learn more about Ambit. “So many nurses have time and financial problems,” she says, “Ambit is such a great opportunity and a great company.”

A Prescription For Success
According to Josephine, success may not always come quickly or easily, but it will come. “Follow the system. Go to your meetings, trainings and AMBITION. Be teachable and coachable. Have an accountability partner and mentors.”  She reminds everyone “you have a seed of greatness residing inside of you. Don’t let anyone steal your dream.”

Today, Josephine looks forward to a better future than ever. Her husband Aja has been cancer free for more than five years, and all of her five children have completed college—in fact, she’s now also a proud grandmother! She also has a growing Ambit business that provides a secure income that she will be able to pass on.

“I am blessed,” she says. “All those trials and tribulations have turned into testimonies.”

For Josephine, taking care of business has truly helped her take even better care of her family and their future.

My Why
To get financial and time freedom for myself and family and to help others do the same.  Especially nurses who have little free time and many financial problems.

Time spent working my Ambit business
Part-time 30 minutes-3 hours everyday to every other day.

Single most effective success Tool, factor for growing my business
To do my best by following the system and Trust God for the rest.

My favorite thing about Ambition
The announcements and new promotions.

Thanks to the 5 Senior Consultants that helped me reach EC
Ajachukwu Ozougwu, Ebi & Mina Komonibo, Steve Onu, Francess Igwilo, and Christopher Ogbonna

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Why Ambit Computed

Shimon & Olga Kaylyakov, Executive Consultant

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For years, Shimon and Olga Kaylyakov ran a “mom and pop” computer repair shop in Queens, New York. The business was modestly successful, and in 2008 they borrowed money to expand to three stores—only to see the economy crash. A year later, they were in debt, back down to one shop, and struggling to support their growing family.

It was about that time that Shimon went to visit a friend’s clothing store and spotted an Ambit flyer. He asked his friend what the brochure what it was about. The friend said he wasn’t interested in Ambit, and Shimon could take the flyer. Shimon says “I figured, ‘Hey, I’m broke, in debt, what do I have to lose? Let me make the call.’ So I did.” Later that same night, he attended a presentation at a local hotel.

“I was blown away,” he says. “At the presentation, they asked the Regional Consultants, Senior Consultants and Executive Consultants to stand up. I said ‘If they can do it, so can I!’And I decided to get started immediately.”

Surprising Friends, Surprising Results
Many of Shimon and Olga’s friends were surprised they had chosen to go with Ambit because over the years they had turned down offers to sell vitamins, creams, juices, pills, water filters and other products. But the couple knew that Ambit truly represented an opportunity to achieve financial freedom, because it’s based on a product that people use and need every day.

They also feel that their attitude about network marketing makes them more effective salespeople. “We understand where many people come from because we have been there ourselves and we feel our job is to pull them out of being a sheep in the herd of society,” Olga explains. “The lessons you learn in Ambit help you in all aspects of your life.”

“We have really discovered ourselves because of Ambit. We never knew what we are capable of. We now realize there are no limits,” adds Shimon.

A Program For Success
Shimon and Olga have set new goals for themselves, and have ideas to help other Consultants achieve a similar level of success. “Honestly speaking, our goal is to have a yellow and purple jacket. If along the way we become National Consultants, then great!” They also hope to become better at developing leaders on their team. Finally, they hope to complete their dream of complete financial freedom and support their favorite charity, TorahAnytime.com. For other Consultants, their advice is simple—patience and persistence. “This opportunity is not for everyone. It is for those who are truly serious about positive change. You have to emotionally detach yourself from the decisions others make.”

They also believe in attending AMBITION. “The success of other people inspires us,” Olga says. “Definitely attend as many events as possible.”

With Ambit, Shimon and Olga have not only repaired their credit and recovered from the loss of their computer stores, they calculated a new path to financial freedom with Ambit.

Our “Why?”
To achieve our desired lifestyle and support a nonprofit project we are very passionate about called TorahAnytime.com

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
30+ hours a week.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
The Success of other people inspires us!  So definitely attending as many events as possible.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Announcements

Thanks to the five SCs who helped us reach EC.
Rubin Kaylyakov, Yosef Shamayev, Ryan Kunj, Nina Kaylyakov, and Dan Bellair

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A Story of Success and Inspiration

William (Jeff) Brogan, Executive Consultant

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“I always tell people I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could,” says EC Jeff Brogan.  Raised in Friendsville, Tennessee, a small Quaker town in the foot hills of the Smokey Mountains, Jeff set his roots in Texas early on. 

After graduating from East Texas Bible School he moved to South Texas to continue his studies at Kings-Way Missionary Institute Language School and Pan American University.

There he met his future wife, Ester Ybanez. The two were married in 1983 and soon began to pursue their dreams of starting a family and owning their own business. Over 16 years the couple had three children April, Ashley and Aaron, their family business venture grew and flourish. But their plans were cut short when Ester passed away unexpectedly in 1999.

Looking forward Jeff knew things would be difficult; doing his best to be both mom and dad to his three children his life began to take a new direction. Jeff and his children began to travel with a Native American Ministry helping other less fortunate.

The Next Chapter, a New Beginning
A few years later just after Jeff had returning from a trip with the Ministry to Peru, Adriana Adams and her husband Jack stopped by his house and introduced him to Ambit.
As they shared their Ambit experiences with him, he began to see the opportunity it offered and the potential for the time freedom he was looking for. His thoughts began to grow, it was perfect timing because while on the trip to Peru, Jeff had what he called his “light bulb moment.”

“I found myself checking on my ‘conventional’ business on my cell phone one day,” Jeff recalls. “The economy had gone down the drain and I was struggling to get my clients to pay for their services. The problem was, however, that I was sitting by a beautiful river running into the Amazon. I thought, ‘You need something where you don’t need to be concerned with people paying their bills.’”

Jeff was ready and looking. He says, “After hearing Jere Thompson’s vision statement, To become the Finest and Most Respected, I knew the company’s leaders were men of character and the kind of people I would like to be associated with.”

Jeff admits, in the beginning, running his conventional businesses and being a single parent/new grandparent posed a significant challenge. So he made the decision to work Ambit part time by committing to attend a minimum of one presentation a week, to never miss an AMBITION and attended every training event he could. Soon his persistence paid off and it was only a matter of time until he found his stride in the business.

The Story Continues
“Today, the same family and friends who teased me about my $30 checks are asking me how much my check grew in the last month,” he says. “I am now able to buy back much of my time and I no longer stress about clients paying their bills.”

Today, Jeff is working toward passing his other businesses on so he can focus fully on Ambit. Taking a sneak-peek to the next exciting chapter, Jeff is eager to become NC and a member of the Millionaire Club by June of 2014.

“I have always loved to help people, and now I have the vehicle which enables me to help so many – From Free Energy to earning thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars each month,” Jeff says. “And my advice to any new Consultant would be to Dream, and Dream Big.”

My “Why?”
To buy back my time and be able to spend it with my kids and grandchildren wherever and whenever we would like.

Time spent working Ambit
At first I only could spent 2-3 hours a week working my Ambit Business, but as I began to rearrange my schedule it became more, until now I work my Ambit business from 20 to 25 hours weekly.

Most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business.
Attending Ambition and getting my team to attend and also using the Success From Home Magazine. 

Favorite thing about AMBITION.
Getting to meet and help people.

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped us/ me become an EC.
Gayla Huerta, Jaime Rodriguez, David Nunez, Isela Gomez and Aaron Brogan.

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From a Long Vacation to a Long-Term Opportunity

Robert Wujda , Executive Consultant

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A little more than 20 years ago, Robert Wujda came from his native Poland to visit his father. And he never left. Instead, he met a nice girl, settled down, and started a career in the construction industry. Currently, he owns a restoration company that helps people recover and restore damaged properties. He’s also the proud father of twins.

Robert’s Ambit story begins when another of his businesses, a custom home company, failed in the tough economy. His friend Richard Tarnacki called him and told him to meet him at a hotel in the Chicago suburbs. “For some reason, I didn’t ask him why or what for, I just had a feeling this was something big,” Robert recalls.

“Before the presentation ended, my only question was what did I need to do, and when could I start?” Robert initially thought he could increase his monthly income by a few hundred dollars a month. But then he saw an even bigger opportunity. “My restoration company is profitable, but it has a huge problem. I have no time at all for my family. With Ambit, I can become financially free and get quality time with my loved ones.”

Building A Successful Business
Robert credits the support of his wife Agnes for supporting him as he built up his business, especially early on when many of his potential customers didn’t understand how deregulation affected them. He also had to learn how to be a more effective sales person. “It was hard for me because of my accent,” he says, “but I learned how to be a salesman. I learned I enjoy helping others in Ambit, but also in other aspects of my life. I’ve become a better father and husband.”

He’s also very committed to his team. “I go to home meetings they set up. We have hotel meetings and trainings on the North Side of Chicago, and I will start meetings closer to the South Side in the near future.”

The key is persistence. “The only people who will not succeed at Ambit are the people who quit. Whether it takes one year or 10 years, if you keep working Ambit you will be successful.”

Moving Ahead And Achieving New Goals
Robert sees a bright future for his business. He is traveling to California to expand his business, and hopes to become the number one money earner in Illinois for 2013. He also expects to be able to focus on working his Ambit full-time in the near future.

“I will become financially free, and I will help as many people as I can to achieve their goals, become financially free and spend quality time with their families.”

He also plans to continue attending AMBITION. “I wouldn’t be where I am if except for AMBITION. Anyone who does Ambit just has to go there.”

For Robert, Ambit has turned out to be the opportunity of a lifetime of financial freedom.

Our “Why?”
Our WHY is to become time and financially free and help as many as we can to achieve their goals and quality time with their families.

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
It was the best time ever, because I have meet so many like-minded people, with a big heart which are willing to sacrifice their own time to help others reach their goals.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Becoming responsible for my own success.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:

It Creates Excitement and motivates every like nothing else. I would never have gotten where I am without attending AMBITION.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC.
Jozef Trela, Bob Baldassari Jr., Renata Bielska, Nicole Laba and Ewa Jarzabek.

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Finding an Opportunity

Jennifer & Rick Vahl, Executive Consultant

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Rick and Jen Vahl’s Ambit experience began with a trip to Atlantis. Not the lost continent, but the resort in the Bahamas. Rick had earned a trip for his outstanding performance as a top beverage sales leader.  Unfortunately, during the trip there was a lot of conversation about how bad business was and how his employer might have to lay people off. 

Realizing that they may not be able to count on Rick’s job or Jen’s job in banking, the couple considered options for other career alternatives. Shortly after they returned from their trip, the Vahl’s learned about Ambit from their friends Steve and Connie Sunday. They signed up as Consultants in October of 2011, and in November got word that the company Rick worked for had been sold. For the Vahls, the Ambit opportunity had certainly surfaced at exactly the right time!

Building A Business And Raising Their Daughter Cortney
The Vahl’s knew that making Ambit work for them would take a certain amount of their time, time that might interfere with their attending their teen-age daughter’s many activities. “We sat down with her and showed her the business and what we are working for her and our future,” Rick says. “She not only understood, she wanted to join!” While college will be a priority for their daughter, she is definitely going to be a successful Ambit consultant as she is a regional as of today.

“When we first started, we wanted to earn back our initial investment,” Jen says. “Then it was off and running. After two or three months, we realized it’s not just about money. It’s about helping people, meeting people and showing others how to do the same.”

For the Vahl’s Ambit has created a sense of peace-of-mind, knowing there will be enough money for their daughter’s future. And there’s been another, unexpected bonus. “I had no idea working with my spouse would be so much fun,” Rick says.

Banking On The Future
Thanks to Ambit, the Vahl’s see a bright future. “We are becoming debt-free, and creating enough income to help our daughter make her dreams come true. Most of all, we will help others achieve their goals,” Rick says.

The Vahl’s have tips for Consultants seeking to emulate their success. “Be teachable, coachable and a good follower. Get to every training, every out-of-town event,” Jen recommends. “Sponsor, sponsor, sponsor. Then come out and ask those who are working the business if they truly want to be Executive Consultants. Pick who you want to mentor and work your tail and theirs off,” adds Rick.

Now that they’ve achieved EC, the Vahl’s expect to travel across Ambit states to build their business and help others reach their dreams. Their journey to success.

Our “Why?”
To create generational wealth

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Not enough

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Learning from Jim and Kim Mason, Brian McClure, Debbie & Chris Atkinson, and Tim & Missy Ulinger

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Learning from the Top Leaders

Thanks to the five SCs who helped us reach EC.
We will always be thankful and grateful for your hard work and friendship.  Dylan Reed, Ben and Ashley Cary, Val Johnson, Dawn and Pete Samuleson, Cindy Aronson.

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Invested in Career and Family

Mari Yuro, Executive Consultant

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Mari Hirai Yuro worked in financial services for 12 years, advancing to the level of Vice President at the firm where she worked before leaving to start a family with her husband, Adam. After leaving Wall Street, Mari threw herself into volunteering in her community and raising her family, especially her son who has Aspergers and ADHD. While her volunteer work was rewarding, she wanted to be able to provide a higher level of financial support for her daughter and son without having to work outside the home.

That’s when she heard about Ambit from her friend, Kim Savino. Mari watched the video, did her own extensive research on the company and attended another presentation in Yonkers before committing. “What impressed me most was the business as its most fundamental—showing my friends and family a way to save on a bill they must pay and earning income from that process,” she says. “And the timing was exciting—getting in on the ground floor of a business whose potential market was more than massive!”

Managing Expectations And Success
“I knew this business would take time to develop. While I needed to start earning again, the situation was not dire, so I knew I had the luxury of time.”  Since she had little experience selling things, Mari needed some time to develop her confidence in her sales skills. “By far my biggest challenge has been my belief in myself to be successful at this kind of thing,” she says. “Overcoming this challenge is a work-in-progress. My way to keep moving ahead is to stay connected to other leaders who inspire me, to revisit the growth and progress of the company and to work on myself by reading, listening and putting myself out there for my team and my family.”

For Mari, developing her own strengths has helped her become a mentor to others. “Each of us have real talents and strengths that may not be obvious but can be discovered and brought forth with patience and encouragement,” she says.

Back To Work, Looking Forward To More Success
Going back to work with her Ambit business has really made a difference for Mari. “I am thrilled about what awaits me, my family and the entire Ambit family. My family and friends can see how Ambit has impacted our lives when they see the financial stress is gone from my husband’s and my demeanor.”

She plans to continue growing her business “I want to do what I’ve been doing, but better. I want to create many ECs. I want to spend more time helping Consultants.”
For those just starting their own Ambit business, Mari recommends, “plug into the system of trainings available to learn the fundamentals of building this business. Then employ what you have learned. Call your upline and ask time and time again for their help—don’t be shy. Success will come.”

After all, as an experienced financial analyst, Mari knows a winner like Ambit when she sees one.

My “WHY”:
Hands down, my children and my husband.  Looking into each one of their gorgeous faces and knowing their future is secure.  Knowing that my special needs son will have options for therapies, schools, social activities because of Ambit and the income it is providing.  Knowing my brilliant 17-year old daughter can go to any college she wants to go and come out debt-free.  Knowing my hard-working, wonderful husband can retire from teaching after 30 years and spend his time volunteering to make public education better.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
7-8 hours doing presentations for my team , 5 hours a week with administrative aspects of keeping my organization moving, and 2-3 hours spent “plugging in” through conference calls, web trainings, live trainings

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Having respected, trusted, accomplished people join my organization. 

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Having the opportunity to meet and talk with all the incredible leaders who have built impressive organizations!

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the promotion to Executive Consultant.
Gil and Cherry Manalo, Connie Villaluna, Edwin and Dory Dolores, Astor and Janet Chin-Lyn, and Leticia Betz

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A Family Operation

Ari & Barbara Ben-Yishay, Executive Consultant

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Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay and his wife Barbara, a registered nurse, run a busy spine surgery practice in Northern New Jersey. They also own three restaurants and real estate in the area. Add in four active children and taking on another business might seem like a bit much. But they had their reasons.

“We understood the power of getting involved in the largest deregulation in history,” Ari says, “and we wanted to be part of it. When our neighbor at our vacation house told us about the opportunity, we signed up as consultants on the spot.”

For Ari and Barbara, Ambit is also something they can pass on to their children. Barbara notes “this will be something to give them one day and allow them to pursue whatever dreams they have without financial worries or concerns.”

A Clinical Approach To Success
Ari and Barbara believe in hard work and following the Ambit system. “Keep showing the plan and follow the proven system,” Barbara says. “Even if things start off slowly, you will find your “pearls” who will take your business to higher levels than you ever thought possible. Work tirelessly with your team members—do the in-home presentations, train them, and take pleasure in helping them get promoted.”

Like many top Consultants, Ari finds the rewards are more than just financial. He’s improved his skills of speaking in front of large audiences and also enjoys the sight of his Consultants achieving their financial freedom. Ari and Barbara’s success has also resulted in a Five Star trip, being asked to speak on stage in two Simulcasts and appearing on the cover of Success From Home magazine.

It all makes for an impressive bottom line. “We have over 1,600 downline Consultants and over 14,000 Customers. We also get frequent “Thank You’s” from our Customer friends for the savings.”

A Good Prognosis For The Future
Moving ahead, Barbara sees a bright future for the Ambit business and her family. “Ari and I see ourselves relaxing a bit more, focusing more on our family and our own personal development and helping others achieve their dreams. We will cut back on the amount of time spent practicing medicine, but will continue to treat patients for the privilege of doing so.”

They also plan to work more with Consultants who want to reach National Consultant status. “We’re going to work with the people who want it worse than we do,” Ari says. “As John Maxwell advises, we’re going to spend 80 percent of our time with the 20 percent putting in the most effort.”
“Our EC status is validation to us that with focused effort and persistence, one can truly exceed their goals and expectations.”

And that’s a prescription for success anyone can follow.

Our “WHY”:
Our “Why” is four children and the financial security this will bring them.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
Our time working Ambit is growing and is becoming more productive and enjoyable.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Our credibility and success in our real life endeavors has propelled our Ambit business forward.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
The excitement, the camaraderie and time spent with new friends.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the promotion to Executive Consultant:
Bill Thomson, Jeff Rizika, Douglas Holden MD, Paul Criscuolo and Alex Urrea

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Setting Goals, Achieving Dreams

Syed Taqvi, Executive Consultant

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Syed Taqvi has always been a believer in setting high standards for himself. Working in retail in the Chicago area, he became the Number One seller of leather jackets in Chicagoland by 2006. But as the economy went in to decline, so did his stores’ sales, and no matter how hard he tried the customers just weren’t coming back. So he started to look for other opportunities.

“Piotr Luda showed me this business and I got very excited. I joined Ambit in January of 2012, and set my goals of becoming a RC in one week, SC in one month and EC in one year. Even though I missed all those dates, setting goals helped me. .  I became RC in 9 days, SC in 1 month and EC in 13 months.”

While Syed is currently doing Ambit as a part-time business, he plans to transition to working his Ambit full-time within a year. “I can see a bright future with Ambit,” he says. He also credits his friends and family for his success. “They always believed in my ability. My wife and three children are my true cheerleaders. They are my reasons to be successful in this business.”

A Payoff That’s More Than Money
For Syed, the benefits of Ambit go far beyond earning a good living. “What I am becoming due to this business is far more important than money. I am becoming a better father, better husband, better friend and better person. Money is a byproduct of this.” As he continues to move forward, Syed’s goal is to become financially free and help at least 100 other people do the same.

To do this, he’s setting new goals for his business. Syed plans on becoming a National Consultant in the next three years, in part by inspiring his own Consultants with his success story and to continue to recruit new Consultants who believe in Ambit.

Secrets To Success
For Consultants who want to replicate his success, Syed has a few pointers. “Anyone who is serious should attend AMBITION,” he says. “Your belief level goes up, and you will meet successful people. You will feel that if this person can develop a business, so can I.”

Syed tells every new Consultant that there are three keys to success with Ambit: believe in the company; believe in the product and its value to the Customer; and believe in yourself. With this firm grounding, he believes anyone can succeed with Ambit.
And as far as setting his goals?  “I knew this business would work out but I did not expect it would be as good as it has. I look forward to spending a lot of time with my family and traveling around the world.”

Just a few more goals that Syed Taqvi is bound to achieve.

My “WHY”:
Complete Financially Freedom so I can spend more time with my family.

Time spent working the Ambit business:
Ambit is still part time business since I still have 3 retails stores to maintain. However Ambit is my priority. Like Brian McClure said. God, Family and then Ambit.  I always follow his advice.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
AMBITION is the single most important thing in my opinion. I would recommend anyone who is serious to attend Ambition.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITIONt:
When you attend Ambition or Simulcast, not only your believe level goes up but you will meet people who seems not as talented as you are but develop huge Ambit business. You feel like that if this person can develop this business so can I.   

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the promotion to Executive Consultant.
Nina Ashrafi, Sadruddin Noorani, Nisha and Tushar Chotalia, Faisal Rahi,  Bobbie and Jeffrey Garber

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Looking for Their Place at the Table

Earle & Maria Chapa, Executive Consultant

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Earle Chapa spent the first years of his adulthood defending the American dream as a member of the U.S. military. Then after returning home as a veteran of Desert Storm, he was ready to start living it. For him, that meant marrying Maria, moving to Houston and starting his own furniture business. Over the years, the couple made their business a success, expanding to four locations and serving customers all over Texas. But as the economy contracted, their business had a harder time finding both customers and financing.

“Many furniture retailers were going out of business,” Earle says, “and we began to wonder if we were next. We were affected emotionally and financially. We were praying for another stream of income, and that’s when we learned about Ambit.”

In fact, a way out their difficulties was closer than the Chapas could have imagined—it was their next-door neighbor who showed them the opportunity!

“What impressed us most was the free energy and the residual it provided,” Maria explains.

At Home With Their Success
At first, the Chapas didn’t receive much support from their family and friends. To help overcome the negative remarks, the couple read self-help books to maintain a positive attitude. Eventually, their perseverance paid off, and now their whole family works Ambit.

They also learned they had certain strengths. Earle found his experience in the military and running his business enabled him to work well with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. He also installed an Ambit Center in one of his retail stores with a projector and dry erase board to show the opportunity to as many people as possible.

Thanks to their hard work, the Chapas can now easily see a future where they are financially free, have plenty of time to spend together as a family and progressing to National Consultant.

What’s In Store
The Chapas are eager to share the secrets of their success with other Consultants. “Stay positive, stay connected to weekly opportunity meetings and work as a team,” Earle advises. He also recommends attending AMBITION. “The speakers and the Grand Finale are amazing.”

With their history of hard work, it’s easy to see that there’s even more success in store for the Chapas as they continue to grow their Ambit business.

Our “WHY”:
To be financially debt free and have time with my Family

Time spent working the Ambit business:
one to two hours a day.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
One on Ones, or small groups. big advantage I had an Ambit Center in my Retail Store w/ projector and dry erase board.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Speakers and the Grand Finale.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the promotion to Executive Consultant:
Robert (BOB) Thurkettle, Arturo Pineda, Mauricio Mendez-Diaz, Annie & Harold Gibson and Fransisco Chapa.

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Hunting for a New Opportunity

Jake & Nancy Ensign, Executive Consultant

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Jake Ensign fit as much living into the first forty-odd years of his life as most people do in twice that time. He served in the U.S. Navy, earned his geology degree, worked in the oil business, and was part owner of a pharmacy before retiring young to pursue his hobbies of bow hunting and fishing. He also decided to try a real adventure—marriage—for the first time.

“My fiancée was approached by Jim and Kim Mason. For whatever reason, I elected to listen to the presentation. After several years of retirement, I was looking for something to challenge me, and Ambit caught my interest.” While Nancy was less interested, Jake decided to dive in full-speed ahead.

“I was just intrigued by the long-term potential of the business model,” Jake says. “I didn’t really have expectations, but it’s been very satisfying to validate my initial evaluation of the Ambit opportunity.”

The Power Of Persistence
For Jake and Nancy, Ambit has meant additional confidence in their financial security and a greater appreciation for his sense of persistence. “I take satisfaction in proving some of my earliest critics wrong,” Jake says. “It’s amusing to watch their body language change when they ask how things are going and I share my recent results or talk about my trip to New Zealand financed with Ambit income.”

As for the future, the Ensigns hope to develop an increasing alternative stream of income and to improve the quality of life enjoyed by their family and friends. “I believe Ambit gives them an opportunity for hope,” he says. “I also look forward to the process of self-actualization. Ambit has given me additional training aids in the form of CDs, books, meetings and so forth that constantly add to the person I am.”

Making A Positive Difference
In addition to his own personal growth and his family’s financial well-being, Jake works hard to help his team members reach their potential. “I want my Consultants to be factual, never exaggerate and focus on what we can do to improve our quality of life.” He hopes his Executive Consultant status will help him provide credibility as he works to expand his network.
He also has a few words of advice for his fellow Consultants based on his own experience. “In the words of Winston Churchill, ‘never, never, never give up.’” He also recommends attending AMBITION to network with other Consultants.

That’s advice worth hearing from someone who’s been persistent enough to find success in multiple careers and industries before achieving the rank of Executive Consultant with Ambit.

Our “Why”:
Staying ahead of inflation.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
I work my business while Nancy is at work.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
The one on one presentation seems to work the best.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
My favorite aspect of Ambition is the ability to network with other consultants.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in our promotion to Executive Consultant.
Ed and Tracy Zdarko, Ron and Korinne Minor, Ray and Crystal Foster, Bill and Rae Ann Emminger, & Rich and MJ Fryman

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At Home With Ambit

Don & Brenda Boyd, Executive Consultant

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Don and Brenda Boyd were already successful before they discovered Ambit. Don had been a homebuilder for 20 years, and his wife had worked as a nail tech for the same length of time. But despite their accomplishments, they found it a challenge to save enough money for a comfortable retirement.

That’s when their friend Johnny Wiseman told them about a way they could not only save a significant amount on their energy bill, but also make some additional income. In the spring of 2011, the Boyds decided to sign on as Ambit Consultants.

“At first, it was the free energy that impressed us,” Don says. “But we quickly saw where we could help others save money on their bills and that other people could use extra money. By helping them, we could earn residual income for our retirement.”

Building Their Business
For the Boyds, Ambit success runs in the family. Their three children bought into the concept immediately, and one daughter is an RC while another daughter and their son are both MCs. The couple was also very quick to put the lessons they learned into practice.

“We are very proud to have started our own meetings early in our Ambit business,” Brenda says. “We have been very fortunate to train our leaders.” The couple was so successful they were asked to be on the cover of a Texas Ambit publication, which led to a higher profile and more success.

Both Don and Brenda say the hardest part of their journey was learning to speak in public. “My wife didn’t take part in meetings until she attended Ambitious Women,” Don says. “This conference changed her life! I could not do it without her.”

The Boyds are also quick to share credit for their success. “We have met and become friends with so many wonderful people. Ambit is a big family of people who care about you.”

A Plan For The Future
As they move forward, the Boyds plan to enter new markets. They are introducing Spanish-speaking meetings and trainings, as well as recruiting consultants outside of Texas.

“We plan to help anyone who needs help,” Don says. “You have to believe in your team and help them to believe in themselves.” The couple also plan to continue their training and learning in order to help their team grow.

“We believe in growing our business by helping others grow theirs,” Brenda says. “We love helping people, having fun and making money!”

Our “Why?”
To earn residual income by helping others do the same.

Time spent working Ambit:
Whatever time it takes to get to where we want to be.

Most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
In-Home Presentations.

Favorite thing about AMBITION:
meeting, learning and sharing with other consultants on how to grow your Ambit business.

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped us become an EC:
Sam & Paulette Thompson, David & Kelly Hale, James & Carolyn Stapleton, Lisa & Byron Lindsey, and Jim & Kelly Shepperd

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An International Success Story

Cecilia Pizarro, Executive Consultant

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Cecilia Pizarro is a Civil Engineer originally from Ecuador; her husband is an Agricultural Economist from Brazil. When they were first married, they lived in Chile, until he was offered a job in the United States. When the dust from all that moving finally settled, Cecilia found herself at home fulfilling her dreams of mother investing time for the education of her three wonderful children. However, while on vacation in Ecuador, the family got news that there had been a round of layoffs at her husband’s organization. While he was not one of those who lost a position, Cecilia was worried. What if he had been? He was the family’s only source of income. She decided to look for an opportunity to put her skills back to work.

That’s when an old friend from Pennsylvania found her online and connected her with an Ambit business presentation. Cecilia and her husband were impressed, and she signed up a few days later. Soon, she was off and running. “We went well beyond our expectations,” she says. “I was able to give the same level of attention to our kids, which is our first priority after God in life, but at the same time I’ve had months where my income surpassed my husband’s salary.”

Triumphing In Adversity.
Suddenly, though, Cecilia’s business became the least of her challenges. In 2012, she was diagnosed with cancer, and had to go through a treatment that included three surgeries. Even so, she never gave up, signing up one consultant while still in her hospital bed! “Believe it or not, seeing the achievements in my work and how people joined the business every day was a big boost of encouragement. While I was in bed people were joining the business and I was getting paid for that.”

Thank God Cecilia is totally recovered from this trial. The good news not only came from the health side, but also from blessings in their finances and from being awarded as a new member of Ambit’s Five Star Club in 2012. This gave Cecilia and Jozimo the opportunity to spend five days in Bermuda with Ambit Co-Founders. “Communication and capacity building are the two main routes I’ve used to sustainably grow my team. I go out every working day to present the businesses with one of my consultants. Now I’m working toward my goals of achieving complete financial freedom, help my leaders to attain their financial goals, and getting my yellow jacket.”

A World Of Opportunity Ahead.
As an Executive Consultant, Cecilia sees new opportunities ahead. “I believe this new status will help us show success to others that want to join the business, but the experience that comes as a consequence of advancement is what will be the key for us to achieve our growth objectives. We are just starting!”

Cecilia strives to see big changes in the lives of others as well. “I want to see my team benefiting from this business as much as I do and playing a very important role in changing the lives of others,” she says. “In 2013 I want to make better use of technology for communication, business presentations and training so we can take opportunity of so many new markets been open in Maryland.”

As a final thought, she says, “Never be discouraged by people’s pessimism, which is a loud voice speaking about their own failures. Have a work philosophy that inspires integrity, honesty and respect to others.”

My “Why?”
Always have enough and opportune time with God, family and friends.

Time spent working my Ambit business:
Started spending 3-5 hours a week but currently spending 15-20 hours a week.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Being part of an outstanding team that was committed daily to presenting this business opportunity to as many people as possible.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Great interaction with Ambit’s family and learning from other’s experience how to get to the next level

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to becoming an Executive Consultant.
Maria Dolores Benitez, Maribel Meza Vargas, Miguel Ayona, Myrian Pizarro, and Reina D. Zavala

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Two Careers, Too Little Time Off

Rose & Kevin Duncan, Executive Consultant

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Rose Duncan worked for a major wireless phone carrier and her husband Kevin owned a software development company. They were working so hard to provide a good life for their six children they never had time to actually see their kids. In fact, the two of them were so busy with their careers and family they didn’t think they could take on another challenge.

“I said ‘no’ to the Ambit opportunity three times because I was happy with my job and Kevin was a successful business owner,” Rose recalls. “Then I met a lady at a volunteer function who didn’t have a full-time job, but she did have a paid-off Escalade. I asked her what she did and the rest is history!”

Rose attended a presentation in Round Rock, Texas and signed up. “I realized this was the deregulation of energy and the deregulation of telecom was the only reason my job existed—if this is what I thought it could be, I’d better get in on the ground floor.”

Investing A Little Time For A Big Payoff
At first, the only time Rose could commit to her Ambit business was during her daily commute. But as the business grew, she started spending more and more time with Ambit. “We soon knew that our ‘Plan B’ income would grow faster than my ‘Plan A’ paycheck from work,” Rose says.

The two also enjoy working as a couple. “We have been married for 20 years, but we had no idea how much we complement each other as a couple before Ambit,” Kevin says. “Rose is very outgoing and loves recruiting new Consultants. I’m more detail oriented.”

Eventually, Rose was able to quit her telecommunications job, work Ambit full-time and raise her family. Their goal is for Kevin to be able to retire from his software company in the near future.

A Program For Success
Moving ahead, the Duncans look forward to growing their Central Texas network and expanding their Northern California network, as well as moving into newly deregulated markets.

“The great thing about this business is the formula for success is the same at every level. We will continue to teach the 5-2-6 to new Consultants, and to be readily available to answer questions and give advice,” Rose promises.

The couple also has advice for new Consultants. “Don’t give up before you started. Some people get discouraged and retreat to the safety of their jobs because they believe it’s easier to have a boss than business.”

It’s a good advice from a couple who went from not having time to invest in running an extra business to having extra time to spend with their family, enjoying the payoff of their work.

Our “Why?”
To have more time to spend with family & money to spend on family.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Then: 15-30 Minutes every day (While I was still working full-time at Verizon Wireless)
Now:  15-30 Hours every week (Once I was free to work Ambit Energy anytime I wanted)

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
The support we gave each other while building our business.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Being around thousands of other consultants that are just as excited to be a part of Ambit Energy as we are.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped us reach EC.
Ed & Angie Sablan, Joe & Josephine Derby, Evelyn & Bond Flaris, Fred & Evelyn Torres, and Richard & Marietta Fuess

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Fast-Tracking to Success

Justin & Sara Ledford, Executive Consultant

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Justin and Sara Ledford are a couple who like to make fast, firm decisions. They got married three weeks after meeting on a social media site, and immediately got to work building a legacy for themselves. Already a top-sales rep at his job, Justin worked tirelessly to start a construction company while Sara used her business background to invest in commodities and other opportunities.

Despite their success, they knew they could accomplish more. And that’s where Justin made his first misstep. “I saw the opportunity three years ago and said ‘no.’ Luckily, I married a very smart girl.” When Sara met with a friend, she immediately signed up. “At first this was just going to be a little project for me,” Sara says. “I didn’t really understand the pay structure and promotions. I just wanted to break records.”

Quickly, though, the couple grasped the full extent of their opportunity—not just as a chance to achieve financial independence, but as a way to develop their leadership skills, help other people achieve their dreams, and plan ahead.

Investing For The Future
The Ledfords have already made a major investment for their future—seven acres of land in Costa Rica that’s minutes away from some of the world’s best surfing. Their goal is to build a dream home and to have enough residual income to live there. “We are very focused on building our residual income and leveraged income,” Sara says. “I hope to be fishing, surfing and growing the business all from my phone,” Justin adds.

“Attending AMBITION and watching the Simulcast and feeling all the energy from people definitely helped us achieve our dreams,” Justin says. “We want to help others fulfill their dreams. Sometimes that means pushing them and keeping them focused on long-term success. Other times it means being a better leader.”

Ambit Advice
For new Consultants, the Ledfords recommend setting daily goals, and targeting other successful, motivated people. They also emphasize the importance of training new Consultants on how to get Customers and inviting new prospects. “We also read a lot of inspiring self-help books and we always view this as a retirement business, so we never quit,” Justin says.
“We really can see ourselves making our first million in the near future with Ambit,” Sara says. “It’s an amazing return on the time we put in.”

Given their success in making EC in just seven months, that goal appears to be well within reach.

Our “Why”:
Children, A life in Costa Rica and Helping our family

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Very part time 20-40 minutes a day for 7 months.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Targeting successful people

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
The Energy from all the people and seeing people fulfill their dreams

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in our promotion to Executive Consultant:
Cong Zhao, Justin Zhang, Islie Zhang, Jyh Hang Henry Chen, and Mei Ye

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Rocking With Ambit

James & Susan Simek, Executive Consultant

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James and Susan Simek own a business supplying sand and gravel to the construction industry. While the business enabled them to support their family and send both daughters to college, it was hard, time consuming work, with the pair logging as much as 100 hours a week between them at work. They had no time to relax with each other, let alone with friends.

That changed when a customer showed them about Ambit. At first, James and Susan only signed up to help their friend get his own business off the ground. Soon, though, they realized that Ambit could be their own ticket to financial freedom. “Our lifestyle has changed so much now that we can spend time doing the things we love to do—skiing, horseback riding, vacationing,” says Susan. “We see Ambit as our ‘Win for Life’ lottery ticket.”

Building Their Business
Like all business owners, the Simeks hit a few snags as they grew their business, but they stayed focused and kept working. “We learned professional development and continued striving for a better way,” James says. “Our Ambit business helped us develop into leaders.”

James and Susan feel their experiences make them better at instruction.  According to Susan, “We love helping others by getting up and speaking at meetings and trainings. We love to help others with their personal development and it’s great to see them grow.” The couple believes that Ambit Energy is a great opportunity for anyone who is willing to work and follow the process. Today, they spend about 15 hours a week on their business and earn $5,000-$6,000 a month.

“Our lifestyle has changed so much we can spend time sharing the opportunity rather than work so many hours at our jobs. We truly do have an Ambit family,” James says. They also credit being on the cover of Success from Home magazine and attending AMBITION with helping to drive their success.

Moving Ahead
As they move ahead, the Simeks hope to build their business globally. “We are taking time to train our new consultants right—teaching them to gather their customers and for them to teach others to do the same,” Susan says. “We are teaching them to dream, believe and achieve their goals!”

“We see ourselves achieving new heights with our financial freedom, spending more time building our team and helping others achieve their dreams,” adds James.

Given their track record of achievement, it’s a vision that is likely to come true as the Simeks work toward their goal of becoming National Consultants.

Our “Why?”
Our why is to spend more time with family.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
About 15 hours/week.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Being on the cover of the Success from Home magazine.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Seeing the success of others which, in turn, increased our belief level.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped us reach EC:
Mike Galletta, Cash McNeil, Frank & Sarah DiGioia, Valerie Duran, and Brian Brennan

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Learning to Work Smarter

Tiffanie Wood, Executive Consultant

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Like many people, Tiffanie Wood and her husband were working harder than ever to make ends meet. She held down two jobs, running a preschool near Albany, New York and waitressing. He was a fireman, a paramedic and owned a small wiring business. Yet despite holding down multiple jobs, the family found themselves falling farther and farther behind as medical expenses, a mortgage and credit card debts piled up. And the responsibilities and costs of raising three children didn’t make things any easier.

That all changed the night Rob and Laurie Marchiony came into the restaurant where Tiffanie worked. Since their children attended Tiffanie’s school, they were concerned to see her working as a waitress. When she told them she needed to supplement her income, they told her about a business opportunity she should look into.

“I looked at the Ambit DVD, came to a live presentation, signed up and the rest is history,” Tiffanie says. “What impressed me about Ambit was the opportunity to make money every time people pay their electricity and gas bills.”

Serving Up A Better Future.
“My first goal was a new consultant was to earn $500 a month,” Tiffanie says. “I felt if I could earn that and pay it against my debt, there was light at the end of our tunnel. When we hit that goal, we just continued to raise the bar. Soon we realized we had the opportunity to change not only our financial outlook, but that of others as well.”

The success of Tiffanie’s Ambit business has enabled her to sell her preschool, pay off her credit cards and significantly reduce the family’s medical debt, even as they’ve added a fourth child. She credits the support of her husband, children and her team for her success. “Before Ambit, we were grateful for what we had, but were always worried about money. Now we look forward to spending time with our kids without financial worries and we look forward to helping as many people as we can do the same thing.”

Helping Educate New Consultants
Tiffanie has some suggestions for new Consultants to help build a successful business. “Stick to the system in place and learn to be a master inviter. The key is to get this business in front of as many people as you can, consistently every week.” You need to show the plan, show the plan, show the plan!

She’s also a big fan of AMBITION. “It’s incredible to be part of all the excitement, the announcements and the atmosphere with my team,” she recalls. “I have had many proud moments in Ambit. I consider my team to be part of my family and seeing them succeed makes me feel very proud.”

Given her track record, it’s clear that Tiffanie will have even more to be proud of as she continues to grow and make progress towards being a National Consultant with Ambit.


Our “Why?”
My wonderful husband, our 4 kids, and our amazing team!

Time spent working Ambit:
I started out putting in 3-5 hours a week and now I work my business 10-12 hours a week

Most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business.
My upline, hands down! My sponsor, EC Rob Marchiony, and my mentor, NC Ray Montie! The countless 3 way calls, one on one presentations, in home presentations, conference calls, and moral support they provided for me made all the difference for me! I am forever thankful to them both!

Favorite thing about AMBITION.
Being a part of all the excitement, the announcements, and atmosphere out in Dallas with my team!

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped me become an EC.
Jim Blauvelt, Teresa Weber, Dan Wanmer, Peter McAnearney, and Chris Brewer.

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An Energetic Energy Expert

Tina Henderson, Executive Consultant

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Tina Henderson has a strong background in energy, with more than 22 years in the oil and gas industry. She’s also an energetic community leader, working hard for her church, a Board member of her local Chamber of Commerce, a local family shelter for battered and abused women and children, her woman’s club, her homeowner’s association and more. An outgoing, busy people person, Tina enjoyed attending networking meetings hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. That’s where she met Esther Spina, and discovered a profitable new way to put her people skills to work.

“The strong leadership of the company is what impressed me the most. At first I was a little embarrassed to tell people I was with a MLM, but I really became confident in the company when we made the Fortune 500 Number One Fastest Growing Company in America.”

Tina found her opportunities growing, too. “It took me longer to become an Executive Consultant than some people and I almost gave up because I felt like a failure at times. But I am here to prove that a consistent, persistent effort pays off.” And pay off it has. Tina is now able to work her Ambit business full time, as well as treat her husband to a Harley Davidson motorcycle, her grandson with a trip to Disneyworld and her late mother to one last grand time together.

Making Ambit A Family Business
For Tina, Ambit is a family business. Early on, she was reluctant to share Ambit with those closest to her, but as her success grew, so did her confidence. Today, her son and her 81-year-old father are both Senior Consultants.

Tina believes Ambit has made a true difference in her life, and the lives of others. “Creating a life-changing residual check for my dad and son has been one of my proudest accomplishments. Seeing my Consultants promote is always a proud moment for me. I get more excited than they do!”

Being a successful Executive Consultant has made a difference for Tina, too. “I am more positive, more self-confident and feel I can have an impact on others.”  She credits Ambit-ious Women and daily phone contacts with her Consultants with playing a major role in helping her build her success.

Taking It To The Next Level
Of course, Tina looks forward to taking on the next phase of her Ambit career the only way she knows how—with energy. “I aspire to be a leader and help others achieve their financial freedom number. I would like to use my talents more as a speaker and event organizer,” she says. Of course, she also wants to have more time to spend with her family, especially her grandson, and volunteering at her church.
For those who seek to emulate her success, Tina’s formula is simple. “Never, ever, ever, ever, give up. Keep pushing. As Brian McClure says ‘Bury yourself in the success of others and yours will follow.’ And take time to meet one-on-one with potential Consultants.”

All good advice from a Consultant whose energy, positive outlook and hard work has led three generations of her family to Ambit success.

My “Why?”
To give back to my church and my community and to make a difference in the life of my grandson

Time spent working the Ambit business:
This one is hard as it varies. 

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Tool would have to be Success Magazine – factor would be my faith, praying and believing that God would help me grow my business and influence would be my Dad, he was always a very hard worker, a man with integrity and he taught me “if the jobs worth doing, it’s worth doing right”.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Hearing Jere and Chris speak.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped you promote to EC:
George Antee, Carter Hamm, Ronald Melton, Gagan Sarkaria, and Kendra Wagner

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“Watching My Team Grow & Develop”

Katheryn Stains, Executive Consultant

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Kathryn Stains spent the last 20 years working with her father helping develop a number of automotive-related businesses and self-storage facilities. Prior to that she taught severely retarded teenagers and spent more than eight years as a McDonald’s restaurant manager.

When not working she enjoys hosting family holiday dinners and parties; dinner for a group as large as 40 is an easy feat for her to accomplish. She has met several people who are dedicated to various charitable causes and Kathryn has enjoyed getting involved and helping those organizations.

“I saw an opportunity within Ambit to have extra money to help some charities and to help some children in our extended family with college. Life has changed and this is now my full-time job. I never expected it to be more than part-time income,” Kathryn says.

Leading the way
“My biggest accomplishment is watching my team grow and develop. Having someone say, ‘I could never do that’ and a month or two later seeing them do that. Having enough money to pay for a tutor to help a struggling high-school student without having to check my budget,” she said. “It has changed my belief in what is possible for me to earn with this company. I know that my dreams will become reality.”

In her role of developing others, she learned that she is a natural at standing in front of a room and speaking to people. She is always suggesting alternate ways of doing things they have never heard of. She is always encouraging new consultants to never give up. And to make sure their goals are well defined and out in front all the time.

Looking forward
Kathryn sees more personal growth and travel and the ability to help more people achieve their dreams. The ability to help charities do more work. And someday she sees her own lake-front house.

She wants to open a training center, finding new consultants that want to promote to RC faster than she did (she did it in 16 days.)

“I have worked this market locally. I will be doing more traveling to other markets. Also I will be doing more home meetings. Working with my team to help them understand that it is possible to become a RC in 30 days,” she said. What advice do you have for new consultants?
Don’t give up. Make sure that your goals are well defined and in front of you all the time. Ed Hunt who I knew from my days at Excel called me and asked me to look at this. What impressed me the most was our need for electricity and natural gas continue to increase and there is nothing that is going to change that.

My “Why?”
It started as extra money to help some charities that were close to my heart.  It has now become full time and I realize the sky is the limit.

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
I started out working about 5 hours per week it is now about 20 hours and increasing.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Brian McClure’s Sunday night conference calls

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Seeing the new things first and hearing the announcements

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC.
Larry Leafblad, Bruce Campbell’ Kanti (Ken) Patel, Dominic Bialecki’ and Marian B. Sides

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On the Lookout for a New Opportunity

John Nicolaou, Executive Consultant

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John Nicolaou had worked hard to establish a successful wine and liquor business in New York, but changes in the industry had him wondering if it was really the best way to support his wife and their two young sons. While still working long days at his business, he started to look for new opportunities for his entrepreneurial spirit to flourish.

On Father’s Day of 2010, he happened to walk into an ice cream store owned by an old friend, EC Mike Obay. And it was here that he learned how AMBIT could bring him sweet success.

“Mike mentioned he had a part-time business that helped people save on their electric bill, and get free energy. I was extremely interested, and he invited me to a business presentation the next day.”

John liked what he saw, and was ready to sign up. “Halfway through the presentation I knew I was starting an AMBIT business,” he says.

Success was in store with AMBIT

In just 14 months, John was able to achieve an exceptional level of success. He is in the process of selling his liquor store, and his wife is planning on leaving her job as a teacher to be a full-time mom. More than that, John enjoys seeing the change his efforts make in the lives of others. “Helping others will eventually get me to my personal goals,” he says. “My goal for my AMBIT business is to help change the lives of thousands of others.”

John also likes the freedom AMBIT affords him. “I’m taking control of my life and my future. There’s no boss to answer to, no one tells me how many days off I get per year or how much I can make. I decide all that for myself. AMBIT allows me to spend time with the people who mean the most to me.”

Taking stock and planning for the future

“What Jere and Chris have put together with AMBIT is completely amazing,” John says. “The people who get themselves committed to this business will have life-changing results for themselves, their kids and generations.  AMBIT has changed my life in the short time I’ve been in it.”

John also sees a bright future for himself, his family and his team. “This opportunity will never happen again in our lifetime. This business is really enjoyable when you find great people who are motivated and I’m blessed to have found such great people and look forward to working with them more.”
For new consultants, John suggests “follow what the other leaders are doing in this business. To become a great leader, you first have to be a great follower.” He also highly recommends attending AMBITION. “AMBITION was the single event that made my business explode. It is the event every Consultant must attend.”

For John, his hard work and the power of AMBIT have helped him attain a greater level of success than ten years in the retail industry. And that’s a great sales pitch for AMBIT.

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Motivated by Ambit

Shantee' & Mark McPhee, Executive Consultant

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Shantee McPhee was a full-time hospice RN who also worked part-time on-call for a nursing agency, was the owner of an assisted-living facility and a Zumba instructor. Mark works for a well-known company traveling extensively throughout the United States as a remote tester.

She was motivated to join Ambit when her husband was given an assignment by his employer in Arizona for two months while in Denver completing another two-month assignment.  Shantee decided she didn’t want any employer to have control over her or her family’s time again.

Discovering achievement
“Being part of the A list in 2011 and top recruiters for the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C. in 2012 is the accomplishment I am most proud of. Furthermore, I was able to resign from my full-time and part-time jobs.  My husband and I made a conscious decision that it would be better to quit my job now then to work for another five years because we understood residual income and that energy is a commodity.  Because of this drastic lifestyle change I am now able to home-school our son,” Shantee said.

Her experience with Ambit enabled her to realize strengths she has as a leader. The experience has placed her in a position to be exposed to other like-minded, successful leaders inside and outside the Ambit organization.

“We have developed so many awesome relationships within our Ambit family that have inspired, encouraged and challenged us to become better. Overall, each experience has definitely added a sense of value to our growth as leaders,” she said.

She has helped team members and other consultants by investing time helping them grow as individuals and grow their business through self-development.

“We have been blessed to team up with a phenomenal group of leaders within the Ambit organization that meet in Owings Mill, Maryland where we are providing weekly training presentations to help others.  As a result, several consultants have been promoted and our teams have grown exceptionally well,” she said.
As Executive Consultants, their plan is to continue serving others with integrity, commitment, confidence and encouraging self-development. They plan on conducting business presentations in Maryland and look for other ways to expand their business in other Ambit territories.

Looking forward
“We are always striving to reach higher goals. Some of those goals include becoming a top 30 income earner, becoming a member of the executive board with Ambit, being featured in the “Success from Home” magazine and winning a 5-star trip,” Shantee said. Shantee is driven to become a National Consultant and plans on stepping out of her comfort zone to do so.  She has joined new organizations and ministries in order to share the Ambit opportunity with more people.

Professionally the couple envisions a future as multi-millionaires with Ambit Energy. Personally they feel committed to live out our mission by helping build the Kingdom of God, giving more to the poor and needy and traveling throughout the country as Family Life coaches.

Advice for others
Do not deviate from the system that Ambit has created. Be a sponge and absorb as much as you can be surrounding yourself with positive like-minded individuals who see the true vision of Ambit energy. Develop a never quit philosophy.

Our “Why?”
Our why is to completely fire my husband’s boss.

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:

We spend about 15 hours a week working our Ambit Business.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business
?
Meeting with people on a one –on- one basis has been the most effective method for growing our business.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Meeting new people and learning from other consultants in the Ambit family is my favorite thing about Ambition.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC. 
Shawna Holden, Thomas and Cora Rose, Titus and Valerie Nelson, Lamar White, and Terry and Tina Tunstalle

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From Various Jobs to God’s Plan

Duane & Kathleen Fetherbay, Executive Consultant

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Duane and Kathleen Fetherbay have four grown children and two grandchildren (with one on the way), and have built a nice life for themselves.

Duane was in the Air Force for seven years as an electronics technician working on B-52s, and has worked as a technical instructor, technical writer, a mechanic and a farmhand before settling into a position at Lockheed Martin. After her kids were off to college, Kathleen was a building inspector, a teacher at a Christian school and worked with Autistic kids at the local elementary school, until she started taking full-time classes for a degree in Christian Life Coaching and Mentoring.

Then Ambit came along. “I didn’t want to take on anything else,” Kathleen says. “However, the Lord always has plans for us that we least expect.”

A Natural at Saving Energy

Kathleen saw an Ambit Energy booth at the Broome County Fair in New York, and knew her husband would be interested. He’s always had a thing for saving energy. “When I was growing up, we didn’t have much money,” Duane remembers. “We were constantly being told to turn off the lights and the TV, and it stuck. So when I learned we could save people money on energy through Ambit, I was in.”

“I started helping Duane because we do everything together,” Kathleen says. Neither of them had high expectations – at the start. “We went to AMBITION just three weeks after we joined, and our expectations soared,” Duane says. “However, we didn’t start really making money until we started following the system.”

The “Why” Works

“I can’t stress enough the importance of your “Why,” Duane says. “It needs to be strong enough to get you through the rough spots. For us, it’s being able to help people in need. God has given us this opportunity to give back to our country, whether through Christian camps or churches or natural disasters.”

Kathleen adds they just want to help where and when it’s needed most. “The Lord will give us the direction,” she says. “We just need to work hard and listen.”

It’s the People

As their team grows, the Fetherbays’ goals become clearer. “Now that we’re no longer concerned about retirement, we’re able to help others,” Duane says. “In fact, our most valuable achievements are the wonderful relationships we’ve developed with people we never would have met otherwise.” Kathleen couldn’t agree more. “The one thing we enjoy most is helping others the way we were helped. We set up lots of phone calls and personal one-on-one time. We encourage our team to participate in the weekly Business Presentations and to reach out to guests. We even meet with Consultants who aren’t even on our team. We can never go wrong by helping someone reach their goals in Ambit.”

The New Plan: More Time Together

“I hope to leave my Lockheed Martin job and work with Kathleen on Ambit full-time by January of 2014,” Duane says with a smile. “I can spend more time teaching new Consultants the business, and spend a lot more time with my wife. After all, what could be better than spending more time with the person you love the most?”

Our “Why”:
Financial freedom, and to be able to help others.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Every waking moment – okay, maybe not all, but close. Every second counts.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
Plugging into our upline leaders and talking to them daily.

Our favorite thing about AMBITION:
The guest speakers and meeting with the Corporate staff members who support us.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped us reach EC:
Mario Taffera, Clinton Bachert, Scott Stange, Marco Perfilio and Kevin Seyer

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Cleaning Up With Ambit

Jay Emma, Executive Consultant

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Jay Emma has always been an entrepreneur. He started his business pursuits at 17 years old when he started a cleaning company which cared for cars, boats, and planes. After that he worked 5 years as a financial planner and then started training / consulting for small business owners, which he still does part time (because of his success in Ambit).

“When my good friend Bill asked me to become his customer with Ambit, I said ‘yes’ immediately, and he explained there was a way to make money. After being resistant at first, the two things that impressed me about Ambit, to quote my friend Frank Nagel, are ‘We do two things. We gather a handful of loyal customers and we help others do the same thing’.

Because of Bill .....I’m hopeful that my financial future is very bright and Ambit is a big part of that story.”

It All Comes Together
One of the things Jay likes best about Ambit is watching his hard work and initial investment pay off. “It took me 11 months to assemble a team and gather my first 1,000 customers, but only 10 weeks to reach 2,000 customers, and thousands of customers have come in since then!” he says. He already has an Executive Consultant in his downline, has been featured in Success From Home Magazine, and, in 2012, received the Pure Energy Award at AMBITION.

For Jay, Ambit has provided him with all the tools he needed to succeed. “I have always been aware of my talents in terms of working with people; I just lacked the right opportunity. I’m amazed to this day by the support I have been given in Ambit.”

A Bright, Shiny Future
While Jay is excited to have become an Executive Consultant, he’s even more excited about his future. “I am committed to imparting the knowledge and experience I have to help maximize the results of people on my team” he says. “As an Executive Consultant, my opportunities to serve people will grow. I hope I can be an example and a friend to the people who want to share their journey with me.”

He also has what he considers four key pieces of advice for new Consultants. “First, be clear about your why and revisit it often. Second, build a strong list of names. Don’t prejudge people—show everyone! Third, enjoy the process of sharing the business without trying to ‘get’ people. Finally, never quit! Get plugged into your system and don’t let go.”
For Jay, Ambit is truly an opportunity to be part of shaping the principles and practices of one of the best and brightest companies in the world.

My “Why?”
My desire to be all I can be in life by helping others be all they can be.

Time spent working my Ambit business:
These days, I typically spend approximately 10 - 15 hours a week building Ambit, but it’s hard to quantify because I’m always building people up, and people build Ambit—Plus, it doesn’t feel like work!!

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
A lot of people have helped me, and supported me, but I must say Thank You to Brian McClure, Ray Montie, Norbert Hennessey, Runee Harris, Kevin Kerrigan, Frank Nagel, and especially my good friend Charlie Melchner! Charlie’s friendship, support, and leadership continues to this day.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
The feeling of enthusiasm that rushes through my soul as I see thousands and thousands of people working together towards a well-intentioned, common goal!
 
Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC.
Rich & Laura Castellano, Ed & Wanda Maffia, Dawn Reeves, Betty Miller, and Joe Didomizio

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From Housewife to Entrepreneur

Lisa Pulliam, Executive Consultant

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After relocating from Arkansas to Texas in 2008 for her husband’s new job in ministry, Lisa and her family were feeling pressure financially. At the time, three of the Pulliam’s four children were teenagers, who would soon need cars, braces and money for college.

To bring in some extra income, Lisa began substitute teaching at her daughter’s elementary school, with plans of going back to school to become a full-time teacher. Soon before she was about to begin classes to become a teacher, a friend of Lisa’s husband shared all about Ambit. That friend was Executive Consultant Coach Alan Johnston.

Lisa was most impressed with Coach Johnston’s quick success and the fact that she could make money immediately in the business, even with a limited knowledge of Ambit Energy or the energy industry in general.

Ambit Exceeded My Expectations
When Lisa began her Ambit business, she asked her husband if she could quit teaching and turn Ambit into her full-time job if she made enough money to replace her teaching income. When she got a ‘yes’ from her husband, Lisa was off to the races!

“Not only did I replace that teaching income in the first couple of months of my business, but three years later my little “part-time energy business” has become a second income for our family, which helps pay the monthly tuition for our daughter Emily at her university,” said Lisa.

Not only has Lisa’s income been helpful for her family, she has been able to grow professionally as well. Three years ago, she helped Coach Johnston start a corporate meeting in Tyler. She took on a leadership role and began practicing her presentation skills.

“I realized how much I love presenting and speaking in front of a group. Our Tyler meeting grew from 40 to over 100 and was selected for the Ambition Tour in the summer of 2011 and the Simulcast Executive Tour in January 2012 and 2013,” she said.

Ambit Has Become My Income Vehicle
Overnight, Lisa went from housewife to entrepreneur. “I had become very good at managing and running a household,” she said. “But I had no idea how to be the CEO of my own business.”

Lisa quickly became a sponge for knowledge, training and mentorship. She began reading, growing and learning from the best of the best at Ambit. “I often had to battle that little voice inside my head that told me I couldn’t do this,” said Lisa.

The more Lisa got out and faced her fears, stepping out of her comfort zone, the more her confidence developed and the more success she had. “It has been the most exciting ride of my life,” she said.

Because of Ambit, Lisa no longer wonders how her family will make it through the next 10, 20 or even 30 years. “To have a vehicle with the income potential, the integrity and the leadership of Ambit Energy has absolutely changed my outlook for the future,” said Lisa.

Ambit has given Lisa the dream of traveling the world with her family and living with a freedom like she’s never had before. “I have a goal of empowering thousands of people to pursue a life of passion and purpose. I am excited about teaching, training and traveling to new states and helping open new markets,” Lisa said.


My “Why”:
Being able to provide for my four children the way my husband and I desire with a college education, cars and just life. Down the road, I’d like my husband to be able to pastor a church because he wants to, not because we can never afford to retire.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Sometimes an hour a day, other times five hours a day. Lately, in my push toward EC, it’s been more like 10 hours a day.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing the Ambit business:
The support of my sponsor, Coach Alan Johnston; motivation; inspiration; dedication; and friendship throughout the journey has been invaluable. I will always be grateful that he cared enough about our family to extend this life-changing opportunity to me.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:

The hugeness of it… it is an awe-inspiring event. At Ambition, the belief in this company sinks deep into the souls of those who attend.  I always love hearing Jere and Chris speak, as well as the top awards on Saturday.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped in the journey to become Executive Consultant:
Randy Phillips, Brian Jones, Dell and Tracy Tilley, David Talancon, and Emily Pulliam

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Helping Others Save Money

Lisa M. Okoh-Brown, Executive Consultant

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Lisa was born in the Bahamas and raised by a single mother who struggled to make ends meet. After finding out she was pregnant with her first child, Lisa came to the United States to work her way through school, eventually earning her law degree.

“I was always an athlete growing up in the Bahamas and I truly believe that has given me the drive I need to succeed in life. Playing team sports you learn all you need to know to be successful in life,” says Lisa.

This drive is exactly what Lisa needed to succeed quickly at Ambit. “I expected to promote rapidly because I have been competitive all of my life,” says Lisa. “I have met my expectations by promoting to Regional Consultant in 7 days and Senior Consultant in 44 days.” Within 12 months of actually working Ambit, Lisa promoted to Executive Consultant.

Ambit Will Help Me Help Others
For Lisa, becoming a lawyer gave her the opportunity to help people, and now she can widen the circle of people she helps through Ambit. “It was a no-brainer for me to tie my income to something that is recession proof and the fact that we are helping people save money and changing lives is in line with who I am philosophically,” she says.

“Professionally, I see my future as one of working legal cases that I chose to work and not cases that I have to work because I have to worry about paying bills,” Lisa says.

Lisa believes she will practice law for a very long time because she is passionate about helping other immigrants, but she wants to be able to work less and also do more pro bono cases for so many deserving immigrants that need a good attorney but cannot afford one.  “I know ambit can help me accomplish this,” says Lisa.

Recipe for Success
Five years ago, Lisa’s one-year-old son developed pneumonia, which caused his lung to collapse. Lisa was forced to take a month off from her practice to nurse her son back to health. “In that one month period my income declined 75 percent,” says Lisa. This was her wake up call to find something that would secure her financial future in addition to her practice.

Lisa hopes to one day be free of financial stresses and to travel the world with her children, and Ambit is getting her one step closer. “There are so many places to see and so many cultures to appreciate and I know ambit is the vehicle that will help me live the lifestyle of frequent travel that I desire,” she says.

However, she knows you have to be willing to make the sacrifices it takes to get to financial freedom. “You have to be patient.  You have to be realistic.  You have to understand this is not a get rich quick overnight scheme and it takes consistent and persistent time and effort,” says Lisa.

“If you can work this business for the next 600 days and take the rest of your life off, that’s a pretty darn good return on your investment in my humble opinion,” Lisa adds.


My “Why”:
I want no financial limitations for my family and me ever.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
About 30 hours per week and I can’t wait to be able to only do Ambit and work my job part-time.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing our business:
EC Pastor Kenny Smith’s Code 24 system is the single most-effective success tool that has helped me grow my business and helped me fast track promote to RC in 7 days, SC in 44 days and now EC in a year of actually working Ambit.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
The announcements.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC:
Joanne Nwuli, Kyle Brotherton, Trudi Renner, Kevin Jones and Evelyn Gonzales

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From Humble Beginnings to Thriving Success

Ryszard Tarnacki , Executive Consultant

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Ryszard Tarnacki was raised with 11 siblings in a small village in Poland. Each day it was necessary to work the family farm just to provide enough for the large, close-knit family.  “Counting my parents, we had around 14 people living in one house,” Ryszard says. “So every day from sun up to sunset we worked to sustain our family.” Unfortunately this left very little time for studies and schoolwork, so sacrifices needed to be made. After his first year of high school, Ryszard decided to leave school to support the family full time. After several challenging years and watching his siblings grow into adults, he was ready, at 25, to venture out and create a better life for himself in America.

Once he arrived in the states, Ryszard began working with skilled masons in the construction industry. After years of honing techniques and developing his workmanship, he began his career as a full-time mason. Soon after, he launched his own construction company specializing in masonry services – one that he’s proud to say has been going strong for 18 years now.

The Opportunity He’d Been Waiting For
With a successful career he had built from the ground up, Ryszard was afforded time to spend with his own growing family. One day while waiting for his children in swimming class, he sat among a group of other parents. It was there he overheard a conversation about Ambit Energy. “I was very interested the moment I heard, so I asked the woman (who would become my future sponsor) to tell me more and I wound up inviting myself to a business presentation,” he explains.

“As soon as the presentation was over, she asked me, ‘What do you think?’” he recalls. “I told her, ‘There is nothing to think about, let’s do it.’ So I signed up right then and it was one of my smartest decisions yet.”

Spreading the Wealth
Ryszard was very eager to share the Opportunity with those he knew, but he was surprised to find only close friends seemed to listen. “My best friend, Robert Wujda, was the first Consultant to join my team,” he says.  “And he actually promoted to EC a day after me.” But once they saw the business and income he was able to generate, they were ready to see how it could change their lives, too.

“I believe that your team is everything. Helping them is a very good gesture and of course it helps me too,” he adds. “Even when Consultants who aren’t part of my upline or downline come to me with questions, I still help them as much as I can because nothing would make me happier than seeing other hard workers succeed as well.”

The Ride of His Life
Fueled by his determination to reach his Ambit potential, Ryszard put in the work and started seeing real results. Then during AMBITION 2012 General Session, he got a full-throttle thrill when he won the first-ever, custom-made Ambit Harley Davidson, valued at $25K. But his benefits and rewards from Ambit kept growing.

“The thing that impressed me most about this business is the unlimited income you can make,” he says. He also credits Ambit with helping him improve his English skills, as well as giving him a renewed strength and confidence in speaking with people.

Looking to the Future“My why has always been to finally have the Financial Freedom I could only dream of as a kid,” Ryszard admits. “I want to be able to put my kids through college, buy a new house and travel all around the world.”

Growing up working each day on the farm with his siblings and struggling to make ends meet gave him a unique perspective on teamwork. Looking forward, he is determined to help as many others achieve their greatness as possible. His next goal is to promote to NC and branch out into markets so that he can help new generations see the Opportunity.

“My best advice for new Consultants is to never quit, and never get discouraged when someone turns you down,” he says. “The truth is, most of the people that you will talk to will not believe in this company. But imagine if you signed up another Carlos Marin or Rigoberto Yepez. It only takes one person to help you reach your financial goals.”

My “Why?”
To have Financial Freedom to put my kids through college, buy a new house and travel all around the world.

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
Everyday about an hour, not including the presentations.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Definitely the Success from Home magazine and the live business presentations.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
The trainings and the motivational speeches. Oh, and the prizes, since I won the first-ever custom made Harley Davidson.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC.
Douglas & Mari Fren, Michael & Tracy Wal, Mateusz Tarnacki, Iwona Molecka, and Elizbieta Tarnacki

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From Selling Homes to Powering Houses

Jennifer Burns, Executive Consultant

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Jennifer Burns has always been motivated to pursue opportunities. After graduating from college, she landed a plum job in Austin, Texas working for the governor’s office. Even with a rewarding, full-time career, she pushed herself to get a real estate license and started working a second career. Eventually, she left her 9-5 job, got her Real Estate Brokerage License and started dabbling in day trading in her spare time.

Despite her success, Jennifer was still looking for something more. It was about this time she came across Ambit. Impressed by the company’s founders, the product and the business model, she signed up to be a Consultant right away. “I had Goosebumps. I knew this was my lucky day,” she recalls.

At first, Jennifer made only a minimal commitment to Ambit as her other businesses kept her very busy. “Not more than about five hours a week,” she says. “After one year I was able to accomplish my goal of owning a second home on the Gulf Coast!”

And for Jennifer, that was just the beginning.

From Selling Power To Buying Houses
She believes that Ambit really is a great opportunity. “People come from all over the world to the USA for exactly what Ambit gives us. I believe it will be a household name like Coke,” Jennifer says. She recommends that new Consultants write down their “Why” and their personal vision. “To keep from getting sidetracked, write down your promotion goal date and year every day until you attain them,” she tells her team members.

And while some people do achieve rapid success with Ambit, Jennifer reminds her fellow Consultants that “This doesn’t happen over night. It isn’t a get-rich-quick-scheme; it is a get wealthy over time opportunity. Your dreams can be reality if you just stay tuned into them.

As proof, Jennifer cites the fact she recently bought another home on the Gulf Coast, is able to put money into savings every month and lives off Ambit very comfortably. And, like other Ambit Executive Consultants, she’s found there are more than just financial rewards. “I love helping others become financially free,” Jennifer says.

Looking Forward To A Brighter Future
“I have finally started to look up and see the fruit of my work.” Jennifer is more relaxed and is secure about her financial future. “I am focused on my goal of being independently wealthy,” she says. Even so, she still only spends about 20 hours a week on her Ambit business. She also recommends attending AMBITION. “It’s different every single year. It’s exciting to be part of recognizing all these amazing folks for all their success.”

For Jennifer, Ambit has powered her change from selling real estate to buying property, and still having enough left to insure her financial future.

My “Why?”
To be of Service to Others….and to continue to grow personally.

Time spent working my Ambit business:
The time Spent on my Ambit Business Varies, but on average, no more than 20 hours a week!

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Aside from the Success From Home Magazine, I would have to say my Passion, Enthusiasm, Belief in Myself and Ambit and my Genuine and Natural way of how I go about inviting others to take a look at this business!

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
This year, 2012, I was so honored to be a member of the Consultant/Corporate Baseball Game!  Being on the ball field prior to the game giving high fives and congratulations to the super long lines of Promoted SCs and RCs was so exciting.  Being a part of recognizing these amazing folks for all their success and to look so many folks in the eyes that are making a true difference in their lives was incredible! 

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC.
Cheryl Clark, John Morrison, Lee & Eddie Bobo, Wanda Lueck, Mary & Robert Fields.

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Making a Case for Ambit

Rob & Laurie Marchiony, Executive Consultant

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Rob Marchiony had an established career as an attorney working for the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in Albany, New York. Still, like many, he and his family were struggling with debt. They had a second mortgage on their home, a growing family and he and his wife Laurie wanted her to be able to stay at home with their kids.

That’s when Rob noticed an online article about a company working with consultants to offer an alternative to Con Ed. In 2008, he contacted the person mentioned in the article, Ray Montie. Ray went on to become Rob’s sponsor. “I saw the incredible leadership of the company combined with the timing, the size of the marketplace and the opportunity to work with Ray. Starting a business with Ambit was a no-brainer,” Rob says.

Initially, Rob simply wanted to earn enough income to allow Laurie to stay at home. They accomplished that goal quickly. And they began to see a bigger opportunity.

Discovering Ambit’s Appeal
Although the Marchionys had never been involved in sales, they quickly learned that consistent effort was the key. Even though the demands of his full-time job and a growing family limited the time he could work on his Ambit business, Rob found his business was growing faster than he expected. “A common objection from potential consultants is they can’t commit to giving 100 percent. I tell them if you give Ambit 10 percent consistently over time, you can change your financial future forever.”

That’s certainly been the case for Rob and his family. Not only has his wife been able to quit her teaching job, they’ve bought a new house, new cars and paid off all their old debts. Now they’re using their residual income to prepare for early retirement.

Rob also enjoys the way Ambit allows him to work with others. “My job with the court is intellectually stimulating, but very monastic,” he says. “Ambit lets me do what I really love—teach and coach and encourage others to be better. The greatest pleasure is watching my team members gain success and financial freedom.”

Practice Makes Perfect
Rob has learned some important lessons from Ambit field leaders that he believes will help other Ambit Consultants build their businesses. “Bury yourself in the success of others and your success comes as a byproduct. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel; understand there is a system in place that virtually insures your success.”

He also suggests that Consultants participate in web trainings and conference calls continuously to gain skills and maintain their focus, and use the Success From Home magazine to share the opportunity with others.

“Attending events is crucially important to building your business, and even more important is getting your team there, especially new consultants,” he adds.  “Events like Ambition and Simulcast helps people to appreciate the integrity of the company and to truly understand how immense this opportunity is.”

Today, Rob is debt-free, living the lifestyle of his dreams and looking forward an early retirement. His decision to add Ambit to his legal career certainly showed good judgment.

Our “Why?”
When we started our business, it was to earn enough money to allow Laurie to stay at home with our kids, but our goal quickly became financial freedom.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
When we started, 3-5 hours per week; now roughly 10-15 hours per week.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Having Ray Montie as a sponsor and mentor has been the single most important factor in our success and that of our team.  Through web trainings, team conference calls and the constant mentorship and encouragement, Ray created an atmosphere for all of us to succeed, regardless of network marketing experience.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
The sense of community and the understanding that new attendees achieve about how great
this company is and how real the opportunity is to change their financial future.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped us reach EC.
Mike Buemi, Mike Monteiro, Ben Sternberg & Tara Heiss, Brian Lester, and Sharon Potts

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A New Way to Bring Home the Bacon

Gary Prenger, Executive Consultant

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Gary Prenger grew up working in his parents’ grocery business in Missouri, left to try other things, then came back to help expand the store into a small chain. But with a second heart attack by the time he was 48, Gary needed to make a change. After all, he had a wife (Carol), four grown children and nine grandchildren who wanted him happy and healthy.

In 2006, a friend called with a new opportunity, and Gary was ready to listen. “National Consultant Danny Kirby showed me the compensation plan and the way you could earn Free Energy,” Gary remembers. “I told him I’d see him in Texas!” With his family having to stay behind in Missouri, and many trips back and forth, Gary knew there would be some serious challenges. But he believed in the Opportunity, and was excited to work with Jere Thompson, Jr., a CEO he could relate to.

Registering a New Level of Success
“My attitude was that there was no room for failure,” Gary says. “I knew my success would be determined by me, and me only.” Despite the positive attitude, Gary didn’t see instant results. In fact, it wasn’t until 2009 – while recuperating from an inevitable triple bypass surgery – that his partner, Danny, let him know their groundwork was starting to pay off. “I was finally earning residual income,” Gary says. “And the monthly checks were getting bigger and bigger.”

Just as important to Gary as increased income, however, is seeing the accomplishments of his team members. “Being able to help others achieve their dreams, and watching them change their families’ lives, is a wonderful feeling,” he says. “I’m the luckiest person I know.”

Looking Forward to a Chain of Unbroken Successes
“My idol and mentor is my dad, Richard Prenger,” Gary says. “He had a dream of owning his own business, and, surprisingly, family and friends told him he wouldn’t make it. He showed me what is possible.” For Gary, one of the best things about Ambit is that it creates generational income that can be passed on to his children and grandchildren. “Ambit has allowed me to share my passion for financial independence with others. You decide how much you want to earn.”

He recommends that the best way to sell Ambit to family and friends is to use yourself as an example. “Show them how you’ve changed – how you’re more energized, excited, happy and more committed to changing lives.” He also recommends attending AMBITION to experience the excitement and growth of the company.

Gary wants to thank each and every consultant and customer for their support in Ambit . “I want to also give a special thanks to my family and my wife, Carol, who has always been supportive and taken care of the home front while I pursued the business and financial side of our lives. Also a special thanks to my sponsor, Danny Kirby and his wife Jeanette, for their support throughout this journey.

Finally I would like to thank a couple of people in North Texas that have become like my family.  We are so thankful they reached out to us and shared the Ambit Opportunity (you know who you are).  What an amazing journey.

It’s this kind of attitude that’s helped Gary build two successful businesses, and will surely help him achieve his next goal of becoming a National Consultant.

My “Why”:
The huge income opportunity, especially residual income.

Time spent working my Ambit business:
I don’t count the time.  I just go have fun and help people.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing my business:
Following the System (5-2-6, 5-2-6, 5-2-6) and showing the video (over and over and over).

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
Seeing the excitement and growth of the company, as well as the Consultants whose lives have been so positively rewarded for their persistence.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC:
Brent Cowden, Clint & Shana Hummel, Sidney Broussard, Jason Jewel and Denny Marquard.

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From Managing Payrolls to Making Money

Stephen Daire, Executive Consultant

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When ill health forced Stephen Daire to retire from his career as an airline pilot, he opened a payroll and temporary help service company. However, when the economy stalled, there was little demand for part-time help or payroll administration. And when a client tried to get Stephen interested in Ambit, he felt he didn’t have the time, especially given that he’d have to commute nearly two hours just to hear the pitch.

At last though, fate intervened. Stephen had to meet with that client, Rex Layton, anyway. As he sat in Rex’s office, Stephen browsed through an Ambit brochure. And when Rex walked in, Stephen asked to know more. Soon, Stephen was more interested in Ambit than he was in the original business the men had planned to discuss. And he signed up for a presentation in Albany, New York.

“On the return ride from Albany, I could not take my eyes off the towns we passed. I saw lights, which meant customers, which translated into income!” Right away, Stephen knew he had an opportunity to recover the money his employment agency was losing, and to be able to send his two sons to the colleges of their choice.

An Investment That Paid Off
Stephen saw an almost immediate return on his work, and his money. “It took me four years to recover my investments in my first business, and I was in the black with Ambit within a month.” His success encouraged his brother, Ed, to join him. “I like calling him my business partner rather than my Consultant,” Stephen says. “Other family members are not in the business, but they are very supportive and like paying less for energy.”

With his success in Ambit, Stephen is able to pay for both his sons’ college costs, and he sees achieving complete financial independence within the next year or two. He also recognizes the importance of working with others. “I now realize with the Ambit model how gratifying it is to help others grow their business. At meetings I always tell others to line me up for a call.”

Ideas for Long-Term Success
“Play the game we all learned as children—Follow the Leader,” Stephen advises new Consultants. “Get plugged into the system and stay plugged in. Attend as many trainings as possible.” Stephen also recommends breaking into new markets, and to remember to do something for your Ambit business every day, regardless of the amount of time.

He also reminds fellow Consultants that Ambit is a team-based effort. “Achieving is tied to helping every one on the team get ahead. This is a business of unity of effort, not command.”

Good advice from someone who learned about leadership from managing temporary workers to finding long-term success with Ambit.

Our “Why?”Independence. I don’t want to count on our gov’t or others to take care of us, Helen & I in our golden years.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Time is time. Ambit is in me. I don’t punch a clock. I take it everywhere I go.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?

The Success from Home Mags.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Thousands of like minded people. The positive energy

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC.
Robert & Stephany Lincoln, David Osterhout, Jay Renner, Donna Jensen, Joseph Weiss

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Scripting a Story of Success

Jie Viviano, Executive Consultant

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Jie Viviano graduated from university in Shanghai as a director, and worked for television in China for a number of years. But when she came to the U.S. in 2000, she found her limited command of English made it impossible for her to continue her work in TV production. Determined to be a success, she went to work in a restaurant, and eventually owned her own eatery. But she was still far from achieving the level of success she had back in China.

Eventually, she returned to college and got a degree as well as a new job working in marketing for the New York Hospital of Queens. But Jie still felt she could do better. In January, 2011, her friend Susan Zhang asked Jie to attend a business opportunity in Bayside, New York. At first, Jie was skeptical. She asked her friend “You’re a music PhD., and a renowned musician—why do you have to get involved in this business?” But Susan told her that Ambit was just too good an opportunity to miss.

“I went to the Bayside meeting, and I got so excited I signed up right after the meeting! What a great opportunity. I lost sleep that night, I was so certain I was going to have a bright future for my family and myself,” Jie says.

Taking Care Of Business And A Family
At first, working her Ambit business was hard for Jie. Not only did she have to work her full-time job at the hospital, she also had a two-year-old son to take care of. As a result, she was only able to devote about 20 minutes a day to her Ambit business. However, by maximizing her time using tools such as the Ambit website and effective networking with her team members, Jie reached Senior Consultant. “After that, I was able to put more time into Ambit,” she says, and worked four or five hours a week on her Ambit business, which continued to grow. “Working on Ambit became a joy,” she says, and by May of 2012 Jie had reached the rank of Executive Consultant.

“My goal is to achieve financial freedom and to have more time to spend with my son and family, and I feel like Ambit is making that possible,” Jie claims.

Directing A Successful Ambit Program
Jie is quick to credit her success to her upline and her downline and recommends working as closely as possible with both. She also suggest taking advantage of the tools Ambits provides, including the website, training videos and other materials.

“AMBITION is very motivating,” she says. “Seeing the people who win awards, hearing the success stories, even being fortunate to receive two awards like I did last year—it all drives you to achieve even greater success.”

From directing TV programs to running a successful Ambit program, Jie Viviano has shown she knows how to lead and set an inspiring example.

My “Why?”
Spend more time with my son and family and financial freedom.

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
In the beginning 20 minutes, after becoming an SC every day is a joy.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
The Ambit website

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Motivation & recognition, as I got two rewards last year.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC.
Guiying Yang, Janet K So, Gen Shee, Xue Li, Jammo Chung

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Getting in on the Ground Floor

Peter & Miriam La China, Executive Consultant

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Peter La China worked in building and real estate, and has learned a thing or two about the importance of building on a business with a firm foundation. When he was ready to look for a to work smarter, his friend and former business associate Shawn Cornett told him about Ambit. “I was one of the first to hear about Ambit opening in the New York City area back in 2007, and knew I could be one of the early pioneers of the Ambit Business Model,” Peter says.

Peter’s experience with home building and marketing an energy saving product appealed to his instincts as a business owner. And the dreamer in him saw a chance to earn the income he needed to build not only a secure financial future, but also the perfect home he’d always wanted for himself and his family.

“I look at Ambit as an awesome adventure and blessing to be part of their future and their success,” he says.

Hammering Out A Plan
While some of his family and friends were negative, Peter stuck to his plan. He worked up to 20 hours a week, and followed the Ambit system. This helped him to develop leaders in his team, and promote more quickly. He points out that “Developing leaders is how you can live your dreams and enjoy financial freedom.”

Peter also found himself inspired by his success, and the achievements of others. “I learned to dream bigger dreams beyond the ones I had, and give my partners the confidence they can win, too. I want to build my dream home and reach my fullest potential in this lifetime and in Ambit Energy. I want to be a bigger blessing to my family and my church.”

As he looks forward to the next steps in his Ambit career, Peter plans to be part of every new market the company opens, and improve his leadership skills to include training.

Tools For Fellow Consultants
Peter has a few key tips for fellow Consultants. He believes that personal commitment, following the system and being sure to meet with new Customers and Consultants are all essential to building success.  Leading by example is a great way to communicate your best techniques as well.

He also recommends visiting AMBITION. “It’s great to meet people from every part of ‘Ambitland’ and hear the personal story behind their success,” Peter claims.
As he looks ahead, Peter states “I am up for the challenge of going to greater heights in my business and personal development. Greater and greater success is just ahead of me as an Executive Consultant in the fastest-growing business in the U.S.”

It’s simple. For Peter, Ambit has been a chance to dream, and to dream bigger than he ever thought possible.

My “Why?”
I would like to have a Dream Home built and be the person I was meant to become; to reach my fullest potential in this lifetime and in Ambit Energy.

Time spent working my Ambit business:
I spend 20 hours or more weekly.  I’m looking forward to travel to the west coast to build the business there too.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?

Personal commitment, following the system and Success in meeting new partners, personal development.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:\t
Meeting people from every part of Ambit land and the personal story behind their success.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC.
Mayer Leonorovitz, David Rapaport, Sonia Velez, Joffre Maguez, and Ayo Andra Deas

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Learning How to Succeed With Ambit

Adriana Adams, Executive Consultant

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Adriana Adams worked as both an elementary school teacher, and as a buyer for a major retail chain. She and her husband Jack have also traveled extensively on behalf of their church, and a few years ago they decided that she would not renew her teaching contract. They weren’t so sure how they would replace her income.

That’s when their friend Abraham Chavez introduced the Adams to Ambit. “We were excited about starting a family business that would succeed only as we helped others save and make money,” Adriana says.

The two of them hoped that Ambit would replace the teaching income they were losing, allow them to continue home schooling their son, and be less stressful for Adriana. “Ambit has done that and so much more! My husband has now retired and we spend our precious time together. Our income has allowed us help our parents and a man who was in need.”

Teaching Others To Succeed.
For Adriana, one of the rewards of working with Ambit is helping others to succeed. “I want to impact the lives of many near and far. My passion for success is fueled by encouraging others to find their passion.”

She is also aware of being an example. “There are many people with great potential, but because of life’s difficulties they have lost their ability to hope and dream. I hope our success is a beacon to many.”

It should be. Adriana has been recognized as the Number Three Texas Recruiter, honored with a Pure Energy Award, named Most Passionate Woman, cited as the Top Rated Business Presentation and listed as one of the top 50 money earners in all of Ambit for 2012.

“All this allows me to stay focused and committed for even greater success, and for being an example to many,” she says.

“I want others to know with perseverance, sacrifice, commitment and focus, we reached the level of Executive Consultant, and if they are ready to do the same, they too, can reach it. Everyone has greatness within, they just have to untap it.”

New Goals, New Opportunities

“I have made it my goal to visit with top Ambit leaders and our CMO Chris Chambless for guidance in developing my skills as a stronger leader. I will remain focused on helping others, supporting new and established local meetings and working in new markets by facilitating trainings in English and Spanish.” Adrian also plans to stick to her tried-and-true methods of carefully planning trainings and one-on-ones, always making follow-up calls and constantly contacting new prospects. And, of course, she plans to continue attend AMBITION, which she says “is a beautiful reminder we have partnered with excellence.”

Clearly, there is a lot to be learned from a great teacher like Adriana.

My “Why?”Long term financial freedom for our family and many others.

Time spent working my Ambit business:
A few hours a day.  Every night I try and plan for the following day’s trainings, one on one, in home and local presentations, follow-up calls, as well as contacting new prospects.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Perseverance sprinkled with the use of the Success from Home magazine.  Being on the cover and a feature story has helped us show others that Ambit is an amazing vehicle for anyone no matter your education, age, or gender.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
What makes Ambition an unparalleled event, is to hear from our co-founder Jere Thompson and Chris Chambless-their vision and heart for our company.  It is a beautiful reminder that we have partnered with excellence.

Thanks to the five SC’s who helped me reach EC.
Ingrid Yardley, Jeff Brogan, Manfred Schuler, Cristina Fonseca, and Angie Serna.

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A Side of Success

Wesley Brace, Executive Consultant

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With eight children, a wife and a busy career as a battalion chief for the Austin, Texas Fire Department, Wesley Brace already had a pretty full schedule. Yet he was still looking for a business on the side to help him achieve some of his goals—like getting a nice spread of land he could share with his family. Not to mention keeping up with the day-to-day expenses of piano, violin, guitar and cello lessons for the kids.

One of Wesley’s fellow firefighters suggested that he could save money on his electricity bill and told him about Ambit. “Sure enough I would have saved about $60,” Wesley says. “That made the switch to Ambit a no-brainer.” Intrigued, Wesley decided to learn more about Ambit and he was soon ready to sign up. “I had just purchased a new tractor with a hefty monthly payment. Our goal was to get to a point where our Ambit Energy income would pay that monthly payment—and it has since early on!”

Taking Charge Of The Future
“My wife and I soon learned we needed to think bigger than the tractor payment.” Wesley says. He threw himself into personal development material, watching every Ambit training video, attending AMBITION, going to PowerTrips and taking part in Simulcast events.

While he feels he still has much to learn, Wesley credits those programs with helping him. “I am better at relationships and I am a better listener. Ambit has forced me to get out of my ‘comfort zone’ and I know that is where the growth is.”

As he continues to grow with Ambit, Wesley hopes to repay his wife and family for their support with the increased financial security. With his Ambit Energy success he plans to retire early from his firefighter’s job and spend more time at home with his children.

Blazing A Trail For Other Consultants
As he moves toward achieving National Consultant status, Wesley plans to improve in certain areas. “I need to develop the habit of making sure brand new consultants get all the help they need early. I also need to become better at presentations to share my knowledge and experience ‘in front of the room.’ This helps my team members benefit from what I have learned.”
In addition, Wesley is planning to move in to new markets, like his home state of California. He also suggests that new consultants “treat Ambit like a million dollar business. Keep it high on your priority list and you will give it the attention it needs to thrive. You will push through the difficult times and soon it will be what you do.”

Inspirational thoughts from an Executive Consultant who went from dreaming about paying off a tractor to living a better future for his whole family.

My “Why?”
To one day own thousands of acres in Texas.

Time spent working my Ambit business:
Started part-time; 10-20 hours a week, now getting close to full time.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Personal Relationship - sincerity and a real belief in Ambit Energy.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Visiting with the most amazing group of friends I have met in Ambit Energy and the announcements! wink

Thank you to the five SCs who helped me/us reach EC.
Bob Bollman, David Daniel, Chris Pesce, John Groom, Mike Pelligrino

Go to Wesley Brace's Consultant Profile

Carving His Niche

Jeffrey Rollins, Executive Consultant

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From the time he was a teenager, Jeffrey Rollins knew he wanted to be in business for himself. Over the years, he built a successful career as a carpenter and construction manager in the greater New York City area. Despite his hard work, the economic downturn severely impacted his business, and his life. “My ability to support my family was taken away from me,” he says, “I was watching my kids’ dreams of college slip away.”

Just as Jeffrey was at his lowest, his friend EC Jim Emma called him. “He knew my industry was falling apart. He let me know I needed to do this business, and that I’d be good at it.”

At first, his family was skeptical that Ambit would be able to replace their lost income, and they questioned the amount of time and effort that Jeffrey was putting into building another business. But as he progressed from to Regional Consultant to Senior Consultant, they came to appreciate his efforts and his vision.

Nailing A Plan For Success
For Jeffrey, the biggest challenge in building his Ambit business was rebuilding himself. “I was living life on cruise control. Self-development is the key to this business. Every day I work on developing as a leader so I can help other people reach their potential.”

As a result, Jeffrey’s been able to help other people reach their dreams. He believes the best thing about Ambit is the way each Consultant’s success is directly related to the success of others. “In addition to making money, Ambit has allowed me to dream again,” Jeffrey says. “It’s like an awesome self-help program with a great compensation package attached to it.”

As he works toward becoming a National Consultant, Jeffrey hopes to create a path that will allow his wife and five children to reach their dreams free of any financial limitations. His plan includes “helping others reach their goals, and taking the lead into new markets to start new business presentations.”
A Blueprint For Fellow Consultants
Based on his success and experience, Jeffrey suggests that new Consultants follow the system Ambit has in place. He also recommends reading books on leadership and other self-help manuals, as well as listening to tapes or CDs from people who inspire.

“My outlook is that we have the opportunity to dream again and to partner with the finest, most respected energy company in the world.”

It’s a partnership that’s help Jeffrey Rollins rebuild his business, while creating a brighter future for his family and numerous other Ambit Consultants.

My “Why?”
To help my family reach their dreams and goals

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
15 to 20 hrs

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Self-development

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Integrity of the leadership

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC.
Erig Walag, Bob & Jen Garcia, Tony & Diana Procopio, Billy Forbes, and Vinny Castiello

Go to Jeffrey Rollins's Consultant Profile

An Agent On Her Own Behalf

Nghi Ly, Executive Consultant

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In the eight years since she came to the US from Austria, Nghi Ly already built a successful career as an insurance agent in Arlington, Texas. With this experience, she developed her passion for working with people and sales. And, as an insurance agent, she was especially interested in selling products that helped make her customers’ lives better. So she was interested when a friend showed her how Ambit could help people save on their electric bill.

“The first time I heard about this opportunity, I knew it was for me,” Nghi says. “I think I may have had to work harder than others to build my team since I had no experience in this, but I got better day by day.”

In fact, Nghi got so good at running her Ambit business that she became a Regional Consultant in less than a month, and a Senior Consultant in just three months.

Insuring A Successful Future
Last year, Ambit passed Nghi’s insurance business as her primary source of income. And she has big plans for the future. “I plan to expand into new markets in other communities,” she says, “I am going to make my Consultant training more intensive and use my success as motivation.”

While Nghi emphasizes the role of hard work in her own success, she also likes the fact you’re never in Ambit alone. “This business depends not only on you, but on others as well. If I can do it, my downline can do it. And because of that my business will surely grow. That’s why I put so much effort into helping my downline.”
The payoff? Nghi’s team consistently reaches their first month bonuses, helping build their confidence and motivating them to continue to achieve at a high level.

Advice For Others
“If you don’t give up and work hard, you will succeed in this business,” Nghi says. For her, this often means taking extra time to work with Customers who are not fluent in English and require extra help with forms and third-party verification. “I have to babysit each of them,” she says. It’s time-consuming, but an essential service. She also recommends attending AMBITION. “It’s a very powerful source of motivation, being around so many successful people.”

After all, one of the successful people you run into might be Nghgi Ly. And that should be pretty motivating for anyone.

Our “Why?”
Residual Income

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Helping customers who aren’t fluent in English is time consuming, but essential.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
My reputation and my existing business.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
Motivation

Thanks to the five SCs who help me reach EC:
Thanh Nguyen, Cindy Le, Ha Nguyen, Thy Bui, Quan Pham

Go to Nghi Ly's Consultant Profile

A Lifetime of Commitment

Jeannie Smith , Executive Consultant

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Jeannie Smith has always been committed to helping others. She began her career as a Registered Nurse specializing in cardiac care and chemotherapy, and has devoted countless hours to organizing parades, circuses, parties and fundraisers to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Somehow, in between all that, she’s managed to find time for her husband of 32 years, John, and son Sean, a star football player at Iowa State.

More recently, Jeannie has taken her talents to a career in the collections business, where she was named a “Top Gun” for six straight years in the Midwest Region. However, after undergoing a serious surgery, she found herself dreading a return to work. That’s when a friend told her about AMBIT.

“I was impressed that you were selling something everybody uses and you don’t have to beg someone to buy something they don’t need. I shared the idea with my Dad who said it looked good and that I should ‘do it.’ All I had to do was figure out how to work it from Missouri, a non-deregulated state.”

Pursuing an opportunity—four hours each way
Soon after she signed up, Illinois joined the list of deregulated states. Pursuing this new market meant that Jeannie had to make an eight-hour round trip to host meetings and training sessions, but her sacrifice was worth the effort. “My monthly residual income started to double and triple,” she says. “And I met so many great people.”

“I want to live a retirement life that allows me to travel and enjoy my family, and to continue to support my two philanthropies, the Shriners Hospitals and the Marine Corps Detachment, so I can continue to help change lives.”

Her AMBIT business has also provided Jeannie with opportunity to grow as a person. “I’ve learned my greatest strengths are my abilities to lead and to organize. I didn’t realize until AMBIT how underutilized those strengths were in my previous jobs. No one ever cared about how I excelled before, but now I see the direct results in growing my own business.”

Helping others discover their potential
Jeannie’s goal is to help others discover their potential, too. “I want people to learn from my experience of building a business outside of a deregulated area. I start my new Consultants with “Ambitious Jeannie Boot Camp” and try to keep them on track to their next promotion with their “Magic Number.”

Her advice to new Consultants is simple. “Do something every day to further your business and operate by the “Three-foot Rule.” “ If I can do it from Missouri, you are sitting on a gold mine in a deregulated state.”
For Jeannie Smith, a commitment to AMBIT has paid off with ever-growing success for her and her family.

My “Why?”
Retirement

Time spent working Ambit Energy
It is my full time focus now, so I plan two week long trips each month to work Ambit in a deregulated area.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Hosting the Illinois meeting made me become efficient at helping people get what they want, whether it be as a consultant or a customer.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
Listening to Jere and Chris’ speeches on their experiences and life lessons.

Thanks to the SCs who helped me reach EC:
Wayne and Bobbye Hanks, Ron Haught,Jr., Mike Hutcheson, and Sean Smith.

Go to Jeannie Smith 's Consultant Profile

The Light Goes On With Ambit

Steve Miller , Executive Consultant

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It’s slightly ironic that Steve Miller began his career with another power company back in 1972. Shortly before he was due to retire, however, he was downsized, and had to consider a second career. Starting in 1992, he worked as a stockbroker, a banker and an insurance agent. But none of those careers gave him the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment he was looking for.

One day, he ran into a former friend from his old job in the electricity industry, now fellow EC, Randy Cox. The two of them decided it would be fun to work together again, and use their expertise in the energy business to build an independent business that they could pass on to their family while building teams and training people, the things they enjoyed from their old jobs. For them, Ambit was a natural choice.


Researching And Learning

Steve followed up his interest with extensive research, both on the Internet and through interviews with Ambit Consultants. “I learned that I was not in the electricity business, but truly in the people business,” he says. “I am teaching people to see what I am saying. Not just hear it, but see it.”

One of Steve’s biggest challenges has been showing people how easy Ambit really is. “People tend to complicate the process and make it harder than it really is,” he says. “If I can save you 25 to 40 percent on your energy bill and even show you how to get it for free, how much easier can it get? I just show Ambit in its simplest form.”

And that’s paid off. Steve looks forward to soon being able to achieve financial independence, enabling him to spend more time with his family and becoming even more deeply involved with the ministries at his church. “Reaching Executive Consultant is one of the proudest accomplishments of my life. I am so proud of the teams I have been able to put together.”

The Power To Create A Brighter Future
As an Executive Consultant, Steve plans to build on his success. “I will be looking for specific target markets and helping with more local meetings. My plan is to build two to three Regional Consultants on a monthly basis, and have daily and weekly goals.” Steve also has suggestions on how new Consultants can start advancing their businesses.

“Get plugged in, develop an accountability partner and work as team in everything you do. Always watch the videos in the Power Zone, attend local meetings and listen to conference calls and the Ambit Podcast. Ask questions and talk about Ambit everywhere you go.” He also recommends attending AMBITION to get a complete idea of all Ambit has to offer Customers and Consultants.

It’s sound advice and good inspiration from someone who went from working for an energy company to owning his own power business.

My “Why?”
I want to teach people to “Dream” again, and to be able to believe in themselves again, to create life options.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
All day, each and every day, make Ambit a part of who you are.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
True teamwork is the single most effective success tool in my business.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
It shows people what Ambit is all about

Thanks to the five SCs who help me reach EC:
John Houston, Julius and Jizell Bamibe, Erik and Diana Guitierrez, Jack and Anj Lopez and Luis Dominguez.

Go to Steve Miller 's Consultant Profile

From Zero Opportunities to Endless Possibilities

Mohammad Alam, Executive Consultant

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For a young man with big dreams and a burning desire for success, staying in his native country of Bangladesh meant living with a lot of frustration and thoughts of what might have been. For Mohammed Alam, then, the only choice was to come to America for chance at a better life. Although it took him five tries to get approved, getting his student visa proved to be the easiest part of his journey. “My family kept telling me to move on with my life in Bangladesh,” Mohammed says. “But I chose not to listen.

On his third day of classes at Wichita State University in Kansas, Mohammed came down with malaria and was hospitalized. Eventually, he was able to get back to classes, but needed to find a job – quick. “With medical bills, tuition and everything else, my life was running like a broken-down Yugo.” When he finally got a job, with just $50 left in his pocket, Mohammed told himself, “There has to be another way.”

Success, Failure – Repeat
After college, Mohammed went through a number of jobs, some simultaneously. “I was a waiter, grocery stock boy and car salesmen,” he remembers. “Then, in 1998, I started my first business.” Within just three years, he was operating 13 retail stores and two restaurants. But the 9/11 attack on New York brought it all to a grinding halt.

Knowing he wanted to continue being his own boss, Mohammed got involved in real estate. Once again, he built up a great business only to see it come tumbling down. “I was doing very well – until the mortgage meltdown in 2008.”

Ambit to the Rescue
One day, Mohammed got a call from a good friend who asked him to look at a video. “I was skeptical to even watch it,” he says, “but that video was a huge eye-opener. I instantly knew this was exactly the opportunity I’d been looking for.” With a wife and two almost-teenage children, Ambit came along at just the right time.

Although starting his Ambit business part-time, Mohammed gave himself a full-time goal: “To pay off my debt, become financially free, secure my children’s college fund and help others around the world less fortunate.” His daughter brought it all home for him when she told her dad she wanted to attend Stanford or Princeton. “But if I don’t get a scholarship,” she asked, wide-eyed, “would you be able to send me there?” That brought tears to Mohammed’s eyes – and much-needed motivation. Big Dreams Coming True
Today, as an Executive Consultant, Mohammed has all of his expenses taken care of – and more. “Many times, my team and I faced difficulties and challenges,” he says, “but we never quit. Now I feel like, if I put my mind to it, I can accomplish anything.

”He’s also determined to help others succeed. “As I build my business, I want to make other Consultants better by teaching whatever I’ve learned, and helping them through their troubles and difficulties,” Mohammed says. “I want to empower them by taking them step by step through their Ambit journey.”

My “Why”:
I want to travel around the world with my family and go to Mecca for Pilgrimage and Hajj.

Time spent working my Ambit business:
Beginning in May of 2011, I’ve been working on Ambit full-time.

The single most effective success tool, factor or influence for growing my business:
Becoming very persistent and talking to people every day about the Ambit Opportunity, no matter where you go or what you’re doing.

My favorite thing about AMBITION:
I get to meet highly motivated and ambitious individuals who are making a positive change in their lives and the lives of others.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC:
Joe Bullard, Rehana Khanam, Simon D’Rozario, Gloria Garcia and Tariq Ismail.

Go to Mohammad Alam's Consultant Profile

A Commitment To Integrity and Excellence

Dundy & Holly Aipoalani, Executive Consultant

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As an Air Force Academy graduate and former fighter pilot, Aipoalani Dundy is used to living under an honor code. And, as a former flight instructor and passenger plane pilot, he knows a thing or two about having other people depend on him. For him, Ambit’s teamwork and integrity were a critical part of his decision to become a Consultant.

Beyond that, Aipoalani was looking for something that would give him more time to spend with his family. While his job as an airline pilot gave him the opportunity to see much of the world, it left him little time away from his career. When a friend from his church told him about Ambit, he was interested. “Senior Consultant Jeremy Maggio is the one who convinced me I had to do this,” Aipoalani says.
And he soon had even greater motivation—the Chicago-based airline Aipoalani flew for went through bankruptcy, and his pension was wiped out.

Writing His Own Ticket
For Aipoalani, the biggest challenge was getting his wife Holly to see the possibilities of Ambit. She was afraid that running a part-time business would cut even further into their already limited time together. He was also challenged by the fact that his home state of Pennsylvania was not et open for Ambit business. However, a visit to the Women’s Conference in 2012 convinced Holly to believe in the business, and Aipoalani was able to find customers in surrounding areas, even if it meant driving hours to meet with small groups. With the support of his team, his network of Consultants and Customers began to grow.
“I have recently brought my wife Holly off her job with the income Ambit is paying us,” Aipoalani says. “I am thankful to work with a great team of Executive Consultants in western New York and Pennsylvania.”

Soaring Into the Future
Aipoalani is already planning on becoming a National Consultant. “We’ve just opened three new markets in my area. There are so many opportunities right here in my back yard. I am focusing on training, training, training.”
Making up for lost time drives Aipoalani to make the most of his Ambit opportunity. His wife Holly is working to help provide funding for “The House of Hope,” a halfway house for women who are leaving the jail where she serves as a volunteer Chaplain. “To me, there is no better satisfaction than seeing someone’s life change for the better,” Aipoalani says. He also has advice for new Ambit Consultants. “Stay plugged in. Like anything else in life, if you want to be good, model yourself after others who are successful. Be in constant communication with leadership. Meetings are critical to working this business as a team. Invest in your future by going to AMBITION. It is a must-attend event!”

Aipoalani is committed to helping others reach the heights he has. “I am convinced Ambit is the single greatest income opportunity the average American is going to see in our lifetime. I am so glad we can dream again!”

Our “Why?”
More time with my family, and provision for “The House of Hope.”

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Every spare second I can!

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
NC Chris and Debbie Atkinson’s investment of time and leadership.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
The relationships that are built.

Thanks to the five SCs who help us reach EC:
Sara Molidor, Christa Molidor, Gary Lynn, Ken Kendall, Zeke Kuzmanovich.

Go to Dundy & Holly Aipoalani's Consultant Profile

The Seeds of a Big Idea

Ron & Elizabeth Tamlyn , Executive Consultant

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Ron Tamlyn knows from firsthand experience how hard work and determination can grow a major business from humble beginnings. His father started Tamlyn & Sons with an $800 loan and, together with his four boys, grew it into a major business with 60 employees, manufacturing metal products used in new home and apartment construction. Ron heads the company’s Dallas operations.

“I’ve seen how you can start with very little and grow something significant if your timing is right, you have the right products or service, and you work hard.” Ron and Elizabeth knew Jere Thompson Jr, co-founder of Ambit, through their kids’ school, and when they heard he was starting a company they were ready to learn more.

“He showed me the business plan over a sandwich. He then paired me up with Brian McClure as my sponsor.” With Ron’s business experience, and Elizabeth’s background as a former Director for School Nursing at the Mesquite Independent School District, the Tamlyns were ready to diversify their activities away from the volatile construction industry and develop a second, consistent source of income.

Growing Expectations and Results
As the Tamlyns’ business grew, so did they’re expectations. “Today, we have a bigger vision for our Ambit business. I’ve completed a screenplay for a film called “Christmas Isn’t Christmas” and we’d like to fully devote our time to getting it produced in a few years,” Ron says.

“We have not exceeded our goals yet, but we can see where we eventually will,” Elizabeth adds. “Our residual income has been steadily rising as long-time Senior Consultants, and we very proud to have attained Executive Consultant on the very day our oldest son got engaged!”

Elizabeth and Ron credit Ambit with strengthening their leadership skills and improving their ability to serve others. Both those qualities are essential to helping other Consultants set their goals and stay focused. According to Ron, “We long to help others who want to better their financial situation do just that.”

Looking Forward To Building Even Greater Success
Despite achieving a high level of success, Ron and Elizabeth are even more excited about what the future holds. “We want to help people race to Regional Consultant and Senior Consultant at faster rates.

And we’d love to win the Co-Founders Impact Award someday,” Ron says.Their advice for new consultants is simple: “Never give up. You are one person away from changing your life. All five of our Senior Consultants came from one couple we met at a Home and Garden Show.”

Ron goes on to explain that he and Elizabeth even overcame such major errors as business cards with the wrong phone number and failing to invest enough time in their Ambit business early on. “Some of you are probably saying no wonder it took so long for them to reach Executive Consultant, and you are probably right,” Ron laughs.

Still, despite a few missteps along the way, Ron and Elizabeth are using the power of Ambit to move forward to their goals.

Our “Why?”
Enough residual income to devote our full efforts towards producing the movie Christmas Isn’t Christmas.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
20-30 hours a week on average now. Less when we started—which was a bad decision!

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Becoming better leaders.


Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.

The people—seeing friends we have made through Ambit. And the announcements!

Thanks to the five SCs who help us reach EC:
Bob and Lynda VanderDrift, Veronica Sites, Melton McKown, Keith Boyd, Pastor Sean Pinder

Go to Ron & Elizabeth Tamlyn 's Consultant Profile

Nailing Down the Perfect Opportunity

Truc Le, Executive Consultant

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Ever since she was a teenager at her first part-time job, Truc Le knew she wanted to run her own business. But getting there took some time. She worked in retail and restaurants, and finally as an IT specialist in upstate New York. When she moved to Houston, she worked part time in a nail salon and eventually she and her husband opened their own nail supply store.

While the nail business was a success, Truc was always on the lookout for more opportunities. When a friend told her about Ambit, she was skeptical at first. She wasn’t sure about the opportunity, and she wasn’t entirely confident she had the skills to be a successful Consultant. Still, the idea of getting free electricity was tempting, and she figured she could set that as a minimal goal. And from there, her business grew rapidly.

“After just a few weeks, I could see the small successes I had achieved and that made me look forward to bigger goals. After a few months, I could see I was achieving every goal I set for myself.”

AMBITION Points Her In The Right Direction
Attending AMBITION 2011 was a huge step forward for Truc. “I learned so much, and witnessed so many successful leaders from such different backgrounds. I worked harder than ever and went from Senior Consultant to Executive Consultant in just 11 months.”

Working on her own has not only helped improved Truc’s financial well being, it’s helped her develop stronger business skills. “Ambit has helped to bring out my inner ambition and leadership. I would have never believed I would be able to lead a big team of Consultants.”

Best of all—thanks to Ambit, Truc and her husband will be able to close their nail shop for a couple of weeks to take their first vacation in years, completely worry-free.

Giving Others A Hand
Truc looks forward to helping other Ambit Consultants duplicate her success. “I love to share this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with many others and to be able to help them reach their financial freedom,” she says. In addition to helping her fellow Consultants, Truc has some personal goals as well. She’d like to move her mother closer so that she can be near her children and grandchildren. Truc also wants to provide educational opportunities for children living in poverty overseas.

She closes with this bit of advice. “Always do a little bit of Ambit every day. And don’t let anyone tell you your dreams can’t come true.”After all, for Truc Le, the teenage dream of running her own business has come true, not once, but twice.

Our “Why?”
To help the lives of others in my home country with the income I would earn from Ambit.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
I’ve been working with Ambit for 17 months. Working part time here and there between my full time business.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
The weekly business presentation and our own weekly training:

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
Getting to meet and learn a lot from successful leaders.

Thanks to the five SCs who help me reach EC:
Nhan Nguyen ,Huu Ly, Muoi Doan, Ashley Nguyen, Kevin Nguyen.

Go to Truc Le's Consultant Profile

Big City, Bigger Dreams

Arie & Mali Lengel , Executive Consultant

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Arie and Mali Lengel both work for New York City in the engineering and information systems field. Although they were successful and led a comfortable life, after 20 years, they felt like their respective careers had both stalled. They wanted something more, and to have an opportunity to make the most of the talents they weren’t able to utilize at their current jobs.

Then, one night, Mali, while helping their daughter Sharon look for employment, attended a job fair. She saw 2 flyers: Energize your income and Free energy and was intrigued to see a service and not product in MLM. Arie was more hesitant. He remembered some bad experiences from another company, but Mali convinced him to attend an Ambit meeting in Queens to learn more. And that sealed the deal.

“I was immediately intrigued by the magnitude and uniqueness of the opportunity,” Mali says. “I immediately recognized the incredible support and integrity of this company.”

“We had a strong desire to free ourselves from a rut. We needed to build a new life,” Arie adds.

From Low Expectations To High Rewards

Like many Ambit Consultants, Arie and Mali initially underestimated themselves. “I thought we might be able to make a few thousand dollars a month,” Mali says. Arie was convinced that reaching Executive Consultant would be hard. However, as the couple worked and built a team of like-minded, dynamic Consultants, they began to achieve success. The couple achieved Regional Consultant status in just 30 days, and were named Senior Consultants after only eight months. Their three children followed them into the business and also became Senior Consultants.
“Our financial freedom was like escaping from a cage,” Arie says.

As Consultants, the couple feels that Arie has developed stronger leadership skills that have paid off with both his Ambit business and his work for the City. This business gave me options to retire early and travel the world Mali adds.

They Made There, New York, New York!
Arie and Mali have made it big in the Big Apple, but they’re a long way from done. “Our next goal is the Five-Star Trip, and to become National Consultants by AMBITION 2016,” Arie says. “We will achieve that by opening meetings in new markets in addition to existing ones.”“We see ourselves traveling across the country helping other realize the opportunity and change their lives through our example,” Arie explains.

Their advice for new consultants is simple. “Don’t prejudge people and let the system help you develop the right mindset for success.”It’s an attitude that has taken Arie and Mali Lengel straight to the top.

Our “Why?”
Financial freedom so we can free ourselves from the RUT (or as Arie says, from the cage) and start living a life.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
Exciting ride from success to success through hardships and failures.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Home meeting after home meeting after follow up after follow up.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
Personal success stories and the like minded crowd’s excitement.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC.
Sharon Lengel, Dana Lengel, Yaron Lengel, Yoav Siani, and Lior Harpaz

Go to Arie & Mali Lengel 's Consultant Profile

Joining the Club of Ambit Success Stories

Md Nurul Haque, Executive Consultant

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Md Nural Haque started out designing golf equipment for a sporting goods company in Japan and later in his native Bangladesh. Despite achieving this professional success, he still believed that the United States would offer even greater opportunities for him and his family. So with just $200 and great hopes, they came to America in 2002.

Things didn’t start off smoothly. Despite his engineering degree, Md Nural was unable to find work. He took odd jobs and supported his family until he found a good accounting position that enabled him to take care his wife and children. But he knew a 9 to 5 job was not enough to fulfill the dreams that brought him to America. In 2010, his friend Mahabub Hussain told him about Ambit. “I saw his excitement. It brought me into the business without even seeing the business plan,” Md Nural says.

“I had gotten some other home-based business offers, and even tried some of them, but none of those worked for me. But I knew the right business could give me financial freedom.”

Getting His Business On Course
At first, Md Nural thought running an Ambit business would be easy—that all his friends would sign up and the money would roll in. “With Mahabub’s help, I figured out this business is simple, but not easy. I learned to set a long-term goal, and break it down into short-term objectives. I worked about an hour a day outside of my full-time job, and never missed a day. By doing that, I achieved my first set of goals after 23 months. It was a wonderful journey.”

Md Nural also soon found that not everyone he thought would sign up for Ambit did. But with hard work, he continued to expand his network of contacts and recruited new Customers and Consultants. “People tell me I am much more strong-minded now,” he says, “Ambit gave me the power to believe in myself and a ‘can-do” attitude.”

Today, Md Nural uses the help and guidance he received from his mentors as inspiration in his own Ambit business. “I help and teach my team members by showing them how they can help other Consultants and Customers in every way.”

From Designing Drivers To Driving His Own Business
Today, Md Nural works his Ambit business full-time, and plans on being able to send his two sons to the colleges of their choice. He hopes to achieve National Consultant status in a few years time and is working toward that goal.

He advises new Consultants to always show their excitement, manage their time wisely and to never quit. “Before I go to bed, I ask myself did I do anything for my Ambit business today?”

It’s that attitude and drive that have helped Md Nurul Haque engineer his version of the good old American success story in the 21st Century.

My “Why?”My Two son’s college fund & extra $3000 a month to support my family.

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
For 18 months as part time I spent 45 min to hour every single day. After that I worked my Ambit Business full time.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Stay focus, keep doing something every day for my ambit business. Before I go bed, I asked myself did I put any time for my Ambit business?

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Grand Finale and meeting with different leaders in Ambit Business.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC.
Munawer Baig, Khalilur Rahman, Asif Altaf, Aminul Haque and Md Nural Mazharul Islam

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Heading Up in a Down Economy

Arye Jacobs, Executive Consultant

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Arye Jacobs had already worked his way up the corporate ladder to become an administrator of an assisted living facility. And, in the process, he’d learned he’d rather be his own boss. After opening a pair of small businesses, he found himself without any time to spend with his wife or six children as he struggled to keep the two operations profitable. As he puts it, “the businesses owned me.”

When his rabbi introduced him to Ambit, he was immediately intrigued. “The opportunity made sense. Ambit would allow me to buy back my time, my life and my family.”

Before long, Arye shut down one of his businesses and focused more and more of his time on Ambit. Today, he sees it as a way to ensure his wife and he will be able to retire comfortably, and he had already recruited two of his sons as successful Ambit Consultants.

Making Headway In New Markets.
One of the secrets to Arye’s success is his aggressive seeking of new markets. For example, when he heard that Ambit was expanding into Illinois, he immediately hopped on a plane to visit a cousin in Chicago—the only person he knew in the whole state. Even though that relative had already turned him down once, Arye convinced him to sign with Ambit. “A year later, I have four Senior Consultants in Illinois and get paid on thousands of bills from that state alone.”

Like many Ambit Consultants, Arye is just as excited about what he’s able to do for others as what he does for himself. “The greatest satisfaction I get from Ambit Energy is that I help people make money by helping people save money. My best moment was a call from a Consultant telling me how Ambit allowed him to continue paying his mortgage and keep his home.”

Looking And Moving Ahead.
Arye continues to set high goals. He wants to be one of the first 50 members of the “Yellow Jacket” Millionaire Club, as well as working to inspire new Consultants with stories of his own struggles and successes.
His advice for new Consultants is simple. “Don’t let anyone steal your dream. Stay focused on your goals, and plug into the Ambit system.” He also recommends attending AMBITION whenever possible. “You get to pick the brains of our leaders and share experiences with other consultants. Where else in corporate America can you talk to the owners in person?”

He says “I am looking forward to attending AMBITION as I know those who attend will stop dreaming the American dream and start living it.”

My “Why?”
To become financially successful and a better person.

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
10 hours a week.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
My accountability partner, EC Pinny Lamm

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
The ability to pick the brains of our leaders and share experiences with other consultants. Where else in corporate America can you talk to the owners in person,

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC.
Ron Ramot, Yisrael Goldstein, Insoon Moon, Zulaa Ulziibayer,  and Naftoli Jacobs

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Succeeding Beyond His Estimations

Fred Damon, Executive Consultant

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EC Fred Damon spent 18 years crunching numbers and calculating costs as a Construction Estimator for a large general construction firm in northern New York. So he knows a thing or two about money, and what it takes to make a successful business proposition.

“All my life I’ve been approached with business proposals,” Fred says. “They all required that I had to Number One sell, Number Two maintain an inventory and Number Three you could buy the product cheaper at Wal-Mart. So I always said ‘no’ to those types of business opportunities.”

That all changed about two years ago when his son, a police officer in Syracuse and Air Force National Guard member, called and asked Fred to take a look at a 20-minute video. The program turned out to be about Ambit, and Fred was immediately intrigued. “It’s electricity. Everyone I know and everyone I don’t know uses it, and like most people I just love helping other people. That’s what we do in this business—we help people save money and give them the opportunity to become financially free.”

Fred didn’t have to run a lot of numbers to see how that would work for him. He signed up immediately, and started to build his business.

How To Construct A Successful Business
Like many Ambit Consultants, Fred appreciated the fact he could work his Ambit business part-time, without leaving his regular job. Still, even though working full-time, he and his son Josh saw their businesses grow. “After about two months we both made Regional Consultant. Then Josh was deployed to Afghanistan as part of his National Guard duty. When he returned home, he founded he had added over 1,000 Customers and been promoted to Senior Consultant while he was thousands of miles away serving his country.”

Fred recommends that new Consultants “stay plugged in and never give up. Whether you have guests at our weekly meetings or not, it’s important to be there because it will keep you encouraged and motivated throughout the week.”

It’s also important to stay involved as you start to climb the ladder of success. “I am here for my Consultants and team members in any way possible, doing three-way calls, weekly presentations, home presentations, training, whatever they need.”
More Than Just Financial Rewards
Fred has achieved a high level of financial success as an Executive Consultant, and he is eagerly planning to move into new states and territories as he pursues National Consultant. But he enjoys other rewards even more. “I truly love doing Ambit because I know each and every day when I approach someone I’m truly acting in their best interest. I tell people other than the investment I make at my Church each Sunday, this is the best investment I ever made!”

With the firm foundation he has built, there’s truly no limit to the success Fred and his family can achieve with Ambit.

My why
I love helping people

Time spent working our ambit business
About 2-3 hours a day

What was your single and most effective tool for growing your business
Building a long list and then continueing to follow up

Name your favorite thing about ambition
Meetingso many wonderful, encouraging, and motivated people

Thanks to the 5 SCs that helped me reach EC
Abigail Damon, Andy Jennings, Corwin Christman, Alec Wendell, and Linda Burdick

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A Burning Desire to Succeed

David Daniel, Executive Consultant

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David Daniel has worked for the Austin Fire Department for more than a decade. Because of his schedule, he’s always had a little extra time to pursue part-time jobs on the side. But for David, the challenge was finding a part-time opportunity that maximized his talents. He tried running a lawn service, building decks and fences and working in real estate, but none of his ventures took off. David needed the additional income to help build a better life for his family, but his dreams exceeded his grasp and his business ventures failed to turn a profit.

That’s when his battalion chief Wesley Brace told him about Ambit. At first, David was only interested in getting free electricity. “I didn’t understand the power of the compensation plan,” he says. “And my wife didn’t want me getting involved in another business venture. With my track record, she was afraid we’d just be wasting time and money.”

That changed when David got his first bonus check from a Consultant joining his down line. From merely wanting free electricity, David raised his sights to making an extra $500 to $1,000 a month. “I met those goals after about 90 days,” he says.

A Business That Spread Like Wildfire
Within a short time, David’s wife had changed her mind about Ambit. Seeing what a success he was making of the new business, she joined in, recruiting new Customers and Consultants as the Daniels worked toward achieving their financial freedom.

“My wife and I want to be able to stay home with our children, and we should attain that goal in the near future. I don’t want to miss any extra-curricular or sporting events my kids are involved in.”

Not only has David made an important difference in his own life and his family’s, his success has helped many others to start their own businesses with Ambit and begin working toward their personal goals.

Sharing The Secrets Of Success
David is eager to share his experience in growing a successful business with new Consultants. He believes patience is important—“Ambit Energy is a long-term investment in yourself, never give up.” He also finds that one-on-one meetings with potential Consultants is the best way to grow a business, though he also says “I never would have thought I’d be speaking in front of a room with over 100 people. But now it’s something I enjoy.” He also suggests attending AMBITION because of the excellent training opportunities available.

As for David, he’s so fired up about his success with Ambit he plans to make National Consultant and retire from the Fire Department within the next four years.

Our “Why?”
My wife and I to be able to stay home with our kids and be financially free!!

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
6 hours a week

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
One on one business presentations

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Training!!!

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC.
Casey Salge, Lance Salge, Donna Keen, Mary Noble, and Lori Aungst.

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Looking for the Right Chemistry

Gabriela Aldrete , Executive Consultant

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Gabriela Aldrete first came to the USA to perform with the musical group Up With People, but after a year of touring the country and the rest of the world, she realized a career on the stage was not for her. She headed to college to study chemical engineering, and then to work overseeing processing and production for a major paper company. Later, she took a job as a process engineer with another paper company, but had to give it up when her husband’s job brought her and her family to Texas. While Gabriela enjoyed raising her four children, she wanted a professional challenge.

“I heard a friend talk about Ambit. My ears went up and my eyes opened wide—a business where I could make money, without having to leave my children. Ambit would allow me to be part of the corporate world without having to punch the clock.”

Gabriela was still cautious, though. She researched company online and even attended a presentation. Finally, Executive Consultant Wilson Montoya met with her in her home. “Wilson explained to me in super-detail how the business works.” Once she understood how Ambit’s residual pay system functions, Gabriela was ready to fill out the paperwork and get started.

Engineering A Success Story
Not everyone was as excited as Gabriela about her new opportunity. Her husband suggested she go back to work as an engineer. And she had a hard time lining up any new customers. But she stayed on course. “I wanted to know everything about Ambit. I called Consultant Support 100 times a day. I must have been annoying, but I had to know everything. Thanks to the patience of everyone in Consultant Support I was able to succeed.”

Over time, Gabriela’s persistence and learning started to pay off. This year, she was among the first Five Finalists to participate in the Ambit 5 Star Trip and made the A-list for Ambition 2012. And she has the enthusiastic support of her husband and family.

Now that she’s become an Executive Consultant, Gabriela’s goal is to help others achieve their goals. “I want to help as many people as I can in my organization become Executive Consultants. This will automatically take me into the National Consultant position.”

The Formula For The Future
Gabriela does more than just talk about helping her fellow Consultants, she takes action. “I set up a schedule of work for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays to help my Consultants. I work with them one-on-one, and collaborate as a team to take them to the next level.”

For those who aren’t in a position to benefit from an individual session with Gabriela, she offers the following advice: “Patience, persistence and commitment. People want to get rich overnight, but it doesn’t work like that. If you only work sometimes, you only get results sometimes. A beautiful rose does not grow overnight.”

Gabriela hopes to open an office and hire an assistant to help grow her business. With her ability to engineer a great success story so far, it’s certain that Gabriela will continue to inspire and lead other Consultants in achieving their dreams.

My “Why?”
My Why: “the dream of retiring young, so I can enjoy my children and my husband and travel the world before I cannot hear, walk or have a million pains.”

Time spent working my/ our Ambit business:
My schedule of work is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mondays I clean house and Fridays I take kids to Piano.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Ambition 2011 was my real starting point. I was charged after that!!!

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:

The Saturday Event at the big Arena.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me/ us reach EC.
Marcia Carreno,  Ivone Estrada, Alex Perez, Eric Campos, & Celia Caballero

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Information Technology Couple Gets the Word About Ambit

Julius & Shellie Weems, Executive Consultant

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Julius and Shellie Weems are both executives in the Information Technology industry, working on major software projects for the government, major entertainment companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Their work means lots of 12-15 hour days, with very little spare time left for each other, and for their son, Jabari.

After years of building their careers, the Weems both found themselves wanting to consider new business opportunities—Julius was especially concerned that happiness meant having more time to enjoy with his family. One day, after a round of golf, Julius’ best friend Al Jackson asked him about looking into options for making additional streams of income.  He then shared the Ambit opportunity with Julius & Shellie and asked them take a look at it. While the Weems were skeptical, they agreed to attend a presentation in Greenbelt, Maryland.

“Shellie and I were thoroughly impressed by the information and professionalism of the presenters,” Julius says. “The real eye-opener was that 80 percent of the people at the meeting were from outside Maryland. That made us realize that this is something we should give some real thought.”

Setting Goals, Exceeding Expectations
The Weems did a lot more than just think. They decided to commit three-to-five hours a week for six months to their new Ambit business to see if it would work. In two weeks, they were Regional Consultants, and within two months they were Senior Consultants. 

“With Ambit, we see a vehicle that can provide us with a way to enjoy our family and achieve many of our dreams. We have regained control of our time, and have the opportunity to do many of the things we had to sacrifice doing when we were working in IT,” Shellie says.

In fact, the couple is so dedicated to their success and the success of others that they invested in the Maryland Training Center. Here, all Consultants in the Maryland area can attend leadership and training events, regardless of who their sponsors are.

These exceptional efforts have paid off, too. The Weems have been featured in Home Magazine and received the Pure Energy Award at AMBITION in 2011.

Information You Can Use
The Weems have some ideas about what helped them become the first Executive Consultants in Maryland. Julius says “We approach being professional network marketers just like we approached being professional IT engineers. That means attending networking and training events, investing in self-development tools and resources and becoming certified leadership trainers so we know how to train our Ambit team.”

By investing their time up front and developing a strong, systematic way of managing their Ambit business, the Weems have retaken control of their time, their dreams and their finances, setting a great example for anyone who wants to achieve with Ambit.

Our “Why?”
To spend family time daily and to retire Shellie while nurturing our son before he goes to college. We want our life back from the corporate rat race.

Time spent working the Ambit business?
We create a weekly plan that details the calls we will make, meetings, FAMILY TIME, FUN TIME, follow-up. We then hold each other accountable on the progress that we make each week.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
We have an amazing group of leaders and could not have achieved all that we have without them! Success-Tool has to be the SFH Magazine. We NEVER leave home without them.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
The ability to be around motivated people, truly and genuinely interested in you achieving success, and just as motivated as you are to be successful and great in this business!.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped us reach EC.
Canina Anderson, Sharon Myrick, Mark & Shantee McPhee, Donna Harris, and Peter Esveld

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Finding Time for Success

Assene Moise, Executive Consultant

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Before joining Ambit, Assene Moise was too busy trying to make ends meet to be really successful. He dreamed of completing his accounting degree, but with a family to support he simply couldn’t afford to take any time off and work towards bettering his position in life. Assene knew it was a vicious circle, but he really didn’t know how to break free and establish a path to financial freedom.

Then, an uncle invited him to Brooklyn to attend an Ambit seminar. Moise was impressed by the compensation plan and the business model. “I knew in my heart that not only can I help people to save money, I can earn a fortune by doing so,” he says. He joined Ambit that same night as a Consultant, aware that this opportunity to earn residual income was exactly the thing he needed to earn time with his family and for himself.

“I believe Ambit is a vision with the power to create millionaires, and to change people’s lives forever.”

Discovering New Strengths And New Opportunities
When Assene started working with Ambit, he was still learning English and was afraid his lack of fluency might hold him back. He was especially worried about having to take on a leadership role with his team, and get out and network with people. What he found, though, was an organization of dedicated people ready and able to support him and his efforts.

“Ambit Energy gives me a platform that helps me make a difference in people’s lives. Success doesn’t speak one language, it is your will and determination that defines it,” Assene says. His business has grown rapidly, and his sister and best friend have joined Ambit as a result of his success.

“I was amazed to see how quickly my return on my investment came back to me. Now as an Executive Consultant the door is open for me to achieve even greater success.”

Building Team Spirit
“I always keep my Consultants motivated. We are like a family. We work as a team, and believe that is the only way to be successful. My passion is to help every Ambit Energy Consultant achieve financial freedom.”

Moise believes that Ambit will always be part of his life, and that he will continue to grow with the company. “My dream is to become a National Consultant, and eventually an Ambit millionaire.”

He also recommends that new Consultants attend AMBITION. “It’s amazing to see all of us celebrating and encouraging each other’s success.”

From working two jobs to make ends meet to finding one job he can enjoy with a passion, Assene Moise is another example of how Ambit can help people write a success story in any language.

My “Why?”
I understand that only way that I believe success is to helping others have financial freedom.

Time spent working my Ambit business:
I work fulltime with Ambit Energy

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Team work and dedication

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION:
Seeing all us celebrating and encouraging each other’s success.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped me reach EC.
Roselaure Cadesca, Sorel Dantes, Jean Yves Berger, Jean Louis Louis, & Christine Nicuis.

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Ambit is a Game for David

David T. & Ann Hutcherson, Executive Consultant

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David and Ann Hutcherson have had enough career experience for two lifetimes. David started out as an Air Force Medical Technician, retiring after 15 years with the rank of Master Sergeant. From there, he went to work as a civilian employee at Fort Knox, where he met Ann, who was also in the Civil Service. After they were married, the couple and their six children from their respective previous marriages moved to a 120-acre dairy farm. The couple added a child of their own, and David retired from the Civil Service and decided it was time to go back and get a college degree.

After graduation, he went to work for the IRS, and the couple moved to South Carolina. He left the IRS, and the couple ran an import store, a satellite dish installation service and a mobile home park. The couple then moved to Corpus Christi, where they settled into a comfortable life of retirement—for about six months before starting a home construction business.

After 15 years in the homebuilding industry, the couple decided they were two old for ladders and scaffolding. They were ready for afternoons of coffee at their beach club, and quiet lazy evenings at home. That’s when they met EC Leslie Hart and NC Esther Spina. David and Ann signed up a number of their rental properties with Ambit, and soon saw the advantages of being Ambit Consultants as well as Customers. “Once we started, there is no end,” David says. “It just keeps getting bigger and more profitable.”

“Ambit is a game for David,” adds Ann. “He sees it as a challenge to succeed.”

The Best Job Yet
For both Ann and David, working with Ambit has proven to be the best career they’ve ever had. “What a wonderful life we have at the age of 76,” Ann says. “After just 21 months with Ambit, we are now Executive Consultants and on our way to someday becoming Nationals! We don’t have time to let the grass grow under our feet.”

With Ambit, the couple is not only able to keep earning money and ensure their own financial freedom, they’re able to help secure financial independence for their children as well. Like other Ambit Consultants, they understand the inherent advantages of selling a product that everyone needs, without having to invest in costly inventory, or being subject to the whims of an up-and-down economy. Advice Based On A Lifetime Of Success
David tells his new Consultants to never give up when the going gets rough. “Each friend you meet or each Customer you talk to is another potential business opportunity,” he says. “There are so many opportunities just waiting to make your business grow.”

With their enthusiasm and experience, it’s no wonder the Hutchersons are still winning over Customers and climbing the ladder of success at a time when others would be quietly retired. Their story is a true testament to the power of hard work, and Ambit.

Our “Why?”
To keep our lives busy and profitable doing something we like and enjoy.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
We take pride and enjoyment in scheduling our time to work our Ambit Business.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
My most single effective success tool factor for growing my business is“Don’t give up—today is another day of opportunity”.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
My favorite thing about AMBITION is that it is a business opportunity toreach your goals to succeed in a profitable business.

Thanks to the five SCs who helped us reach EC.
Tiffany McDaniels, Onfelia V. Polanco, Tommie Aguilar, Linda Lerouax, & Deborah Coker

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Searching for a Career

Rey Perez , Executive Consultant

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Rey Perez was always a hard worker. He’d tried his hand as a truck driver, in television and radio, working for large corporations, and selling cars. But he never lasted more than two or three years in any of his positions. It wasn’t for lack of trying. The problem was that Rey knew he wasn’t looking for a job. He was looking for an opportunity.

In fact, that’s what had driven him his whole life. “I came to the United States at the age of 17 with big dreams because I was coming to the land of opportunities,” he says. “But after 18 years nothing was accomplished in regards to my personal goals and I was hardly surviving from paycheck to paycheck.”

Then, one day, Rey got in touch with one of his former customers, EC Genaro Aguillon, who told him about the Ambit Energy opportunity. “I knew that continuing to do the same thing was not going to change things in my life, so I said ‘I’ll give it a shot.’ After a couple of months, I noticed everything Genaro told me was real, so I started to learn more about the business and how to make money.”

Turning Opportunity Into Success
From the start, Rey was motivated. He had a family of his own in Dallas, and was also helping support additional family members in his native El Salvador. Despite frequently working until late in the evening at the car dealership, Rey spent his day off and other spare time spreading the word about Ambit whenever he could. He even visualized himself traveling to other states and cities, building a national network of Consultants. His hard work and visualization techniques paid off—within a few months Rey was able to quit his job selling cars and focus on Ambit full-time. “I now travel to many cities and find friends that open doors for me and they become as close as my own family.”

As his success continues, his family is still Rey’s main motivator. “My children are growing and I would like to provide them with a good education. My wife Sulma has been a great help in building our organization, from signing Customers and Consultants to solving questions our down-line might have.”

Moving Forward With Ambit
For the first time, Rey sees himself having a career with true potential, and not just a job. “I look at my future as being very solid. I will be able to do what I always dreamed because I will have the resources to help others,” he says. Rey has also developed a strong working relationship with his team members and Consultants. “They call me every day, and I call them to ask how I can help them, and sometimes I go with them to do business presentations. I plan to continue to continue preparing myself and improving my skills in this business.

“For new Consultants, I recommend being constant and persistent over time. Show up to meetings and trainings, and never lose sight of your ‘Why.’ The only one who is responsible for your results is you.”

Rey always believed in hard work and the American dream. And for him, Ambit was the perfect vehicle to achieve his goals, and more.

Our “Why?”
Financial Freedom and to leave a legacy to my next generation.

Time spent working our Ambit business:
I don’t really have a schedule set but as soon as I left my kids at school my day starts and I might go as late as necessary. Wherever I go I share to anybody that is willing to listen

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
The one on one business presentation.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
The Guest Speakers, the testimonials and the awards;I was impressed when I heard from Jere Thompson for the very first time the slogan of the company: “never sacrifice integrity for growth”.

Thanks to the five SCs who help us reach EC:
Arnulfo Sorto, Romelia Cisneros, Magdaleno Vides, Ana Daysi Flores, and Iveth Perez.

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An Outstanding Performer

Wenqing and Aurelien Bouche-Pillon , Executive Consultant

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Wenqing is a professional musician with a doctorate in classical piano performance and literature from one of the most prestigious graduate schools in the nation. While on the road traveling and performing, Wenqing was looking for opportunities, not only to find financial freedom, but also to help others and repay her parents for their sacrifices in helping her achieve her goals.

“Before Ambit, I used music to change people’s life, their souls,” she says. “With Ambit, I believe I have found a way to change many people’s lives, including mine and my husband’s.” Her frequent travel and lack of long-standing business connections made starting up her business a major challenge. Still, Wenqing persisted. In fact, her most difficult Customer was probably her fiancé, Aurelien Bouche-Pillon.

“With his European background he believed in the traditional business format. But six months after I started, he met Jere and Chris in person at an event in Baltimore. That’s when he joined me in this journey to help many people to have dreams of their own.”

Working In Harmony
For Wenqing, winning the support of Aurelien was her most important achievement. “His transformation was my initial and crucial success with Ambit,” she says. The duo teamed up to organize training for their growing team and get up to speed on the company, which was not yet active in Rochester, NY where the young couple lived. “I didn’t have a presentation, or DVD, or any of the information. Our team had to work hard to support each other. When Ambit became active in our market, things really got started.”

For Wenqing and Aurelien, Ambit was more than just a business opportunity. “Our Ambit journey has made an even more solid bond between us and given us a chance to reevaluate our relationship choices. So, we are successful together in Ambit and in life!”

Working together also allows Wenqing and Aurelien to use their respective talents. “ I have discipline and focus, which I learned from music. My husband’s strength is his people skills. He loves people, he loves life. The goal of living a good life and sharing this high quality of life with others are his strength and motivation. ” Success That’s Music to Their Ears
“Our goals get higher every day. We believe by helping people to reach their dreams, we reach our own. Every new Consultant who joins us, every new Customer we enroll, every promoted member of our team takes us closer to our goals.”

“We advise that new Consultants work the Ambit every day, even if it’s just one phone call, and always stay positive. It’s an approach we have used to perform brilliantly.”

Our “Why?”
Building retirement for our parents, fully enjoy our passions of life, and helping others to achieve their dreams.

Time spent working our Ambit business?
Everyday 10 mins to start with, then replace other work, now 5-10 hours a week. Everyday, even just 1 phone call.

What was your single most-effective Success Tool, factor or influence for growing your business?
Face to Face meetings, to build solid long term personal relationships.

Name your favorite thing about AMBITION.
To see many people are in Ambit, realizing we are not alone to have ambition to turn on our dreams.

Thanks to the five Senior Consultants who helped us promote to EC
Hongyu chen, Xiaoyan Li, Jie Viviano, Xiaoling Qin and Aurelien Bouche-Pillon

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