Alex & Lisa Makanvand, of Pasadena, CA, are excellent examples of what can happen if you plug into the Primerica system. In August, they earned their seventh diamond. Then October brought another huge milestone their way when they advanced to Senior National Sales Director.
Now, they’ve kicked it up another notch to earn an incredible eighth diamond, making them the future million-dollar earners to watch. (Primerica reps receive the Ring when they earn $100,000 in income within a single 12-month period. They add diamond accents for each additional $100,000 they earn within the same timeframe.)
“I used to make about $50,000 per year at my job,” recalls Alex. “So I used to think that if I could earn $100,000 per year that I would be the man. Now, we’ve had the experience of earning OVER $100,000 in a single month.”*
He continues, “I don’t think we’ve been able to wrap our brains around that yet!”
Alex says he and Lisa have no doubts about how they’ve gotten where they are right now. It all comes down to consistent hard work. “For about six years, we worked 12-14 hours per day, 6-7 days per week,” recalls Alex. “I added up all the miles I drove during that time and it equaled 17 times the circumference of the Earth. In our first full year in the business, we were blessed with our triplet sons and five years later we welcomed our daughter. We didn’t make excuses with our time, we just worked our tails off for a certain amount of time so we could have the things we wanted for our family in the future.”
Earning an incredible income is a fantastic goal – and one that the Makanvands share with every other business builder. But what really gets them fired up about growing their Primerica business is the knowledge that they have had a personal hand in changing lives. “If I said that making more money isn’t exciting, I would be lying,” says Alex. “But that’s not what gets us out of bed in the morning. What really gets our motors cranking is the prospect of helping a bunch of people achieve this kind of greatness.”
Congratulations again to Alex and Lisa! You are already superstars, on track for Primerica legend status!
*Primerica income figures are based upon rolling 12‑month gross cash flow (including advances) as of October 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 2010, Primerica paid a total of $503,115,928 in compensation to the sales force at an average of $5,296 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. 11PFS652