For Jeff Smith, of Hamilton, Ontario, being in charge of his own future has always been a top priority so when he was introduced to the Primerica opportunity, he says it fit his main criteria. “I used to compete on the Canadian National Karate and Kickboxing team as well as operate a chain of martial arts schools,” recalls Jeff. “I wanted two things out of the next chapter of my professional life – I wanted to remain my own boss and I wanted to stay in a business that gives people the tools to succeed. Primerica fit both of those qualifications.”
In December 2000, Jeff sold his former business and two months later, he and his wife, Miranda, joined Primerica. At first, things didn’t go as smoothly as Jeff would have liked, but he believed in what Primerica could offer him and his family, so Jeff says he kept at it. “I like to say I am an academic idiot because it took months for me to get life licensed,” jokes Jeff. “But I saw how having that license would enable me to help others and I refused to quit.”
Crossing that first hurdle (and all the various hurdles in between) has resulted in the Smiths’ recent second diamond – and a big leap forward toward the future of their dreams. (Primerica reps receive the Ring when they reach $100,000 in income within a single 12-month period and diamond accents for each additional $100,000 in income they earn within the same timeframe).
“It feels great knowing that we got where we are now by doing great things for people in our community,” enthuses Jeff. “The success of any Primerica business is a direct reflection of the quantity and quality of the relationships you build with your clients and your teammates. We are focused on helping every family we meet to achieve their Financial Independence Number. We plan to achieve the rest of our goals by keeping the emphasis of our activity on helping others and on never losing sight of our ultimate goal: financial freedom!”
Super job, Jeff and Miranda! You’ve achieved great things so far in your Primerica career and you’ve done them all by putting others first!
*Primerica income figures are based upon rolling 12‑month gross cash flow (including advances) as of June 2012. 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. 12PFS418