Five years before David Lipsit, of San Antonio, TX, joined Primerica, he became paralyzed from the neck down during his first freshman year college football game. He was told his injuries were so severe that he’d never walk again – but David was determined to prove his doctors wrong, a philosophy he brought with him when he learned about the Primerica Opportunity. “It took four and a half years and a lot of intensive rehab, but 90% of the time, I just use crutches to get around,” says David.
The determination and drive to succeed that kept David going during his physical challenges also gave him a “no excuses” attitude toward becoming a Primerica entrepreneur. “Soon after I regained my ability to walk, my mother and I relocated to San Antonio,” recalls David. “One evening a Primerica rep came to our house to talk to my mom. I listened to the presentation and I realized that this was something I could enjoy doing – and do it well.”
Today, David and his wife, Vanessa, are still going strong as their recent second diamond showcases.* Primerica reps earn the Ring when they reach $100,000 in annual income within a single 12-month period and they receive diamond accents for each additional $100,000 they earn within the same timeframe.
“Our favorite thing about building a Primerica business is getting to show a family their ‘before’ and ‘after’ financial picture,” says David. “We love seeing the transformation that happens when we show a family how to get out of debt, or how to use strategies we’ve shown them to retire in dignity. I don’t think we’ll ever get tired of witnessing the dramatic difference we can make in someone’s financial life!”
Super job, David and Vanessa! You turned what could have been a tragedy into something wonderful for your future!
*Primerica income figures are based upon rolling 12‑month gross cash flow (including advances) as of November 2011. The cash flows stated are not intended to demonstrate the earnings of typical RVPs/representatives. Rather, the cash flows that have been cited reflect the potential that comes with building your business, and there is no guarantee that you will achieve any specific cash flow level. Most RVPs/representatives do not achieve the levels illustrated. In the 12‑month period ending in December 2011, Primerica paid a total of $504,514,944 in compensation to the sales force at an average of $5,544 per licensed representative. Average RVP earnings are typically higher. Actual gross cash flow is, among other factors, dependent upon the size and scale of a representative’s organization, the number of sales and the override spread on each sale, and the ability and efforts of you and your downlines. Having said this, Primerica provides a tremendous opportunity for individuals who work hard and who desire to develop a business with strong income potential.