Growing up, Steven Battiston, of North York, Ontario, followed the same traditional advice that many parents still deliver to their children: get a good education and the corporate world will be your ticket to success. But, like so many people, the corporate dream turned out to be anything but. “I studied hard, I got a degree but, at the end of the day, my lack of experience kept the big companies away,” recalls Steven. “But not Primerica! Primerica didn’t care about my experience or my degree. Rather, Primerica was built for people who are willing to learn and who have the drive and determination to take control of their own futures.”
Today, 18 years after making the decision to become a Primerica entrepreneur, Steven and his wife, Patrizia – who he met in the business – are new SNSDs with a thriving business. “It has been a dream working together, sharing our life together, building our future together,” smiles Steven. “Patrizia came to Primerica a little differently than I did. Her father always told her to work for herself instead of building someone else’s future. She saw this opportunity as a chance to correct the injustices she’d seen done to families by others in the financial industry. Together, we are fighting to make a difference – and create the future we want for our own family.”
Steven says that, as thrilled as they are about their advancement, they know they couldn’t have done it without the support of their team. “You cannot get to the SNSD level alone,” reflects Steven. “What we have always focused on is recruiting and building. And through that practice we have found incredible leaders who continue to amaze us with their relentless pursuit of success and a competitive nature that is awesome!”
He continues, “There are no words to describe reaching this level. It feels like we’ve reached the summit of a mountain, but we’re far from done. Our goals have always been to help others reach their own ‘summit’” as well!
Fantastic job, Steven and Patrizia! Your hard work and determination have brought you to Primerica’s highest level. You’re building a business by helping others achieve their goals – and that’s a business model worth following!
*Primerica income figures are based upon rolling 12‑month gross cash flow (including advances) as of May 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.