Friday, March 13, 2009

Create your future

David Lisonbee, Felipe Rivera González, and Bianca Lisonbee

We recently saw a sign that read, "Home is where your story begins." In the case of International Diamond Felipe Rivera González, home really was where his story began, and it was also where he found the courage to make his story have the right ending. Felipe grew up in a very rough neighborhood. His mother taught him that you're free to make your own decisions, but then you must live with the consequences. He was surrounded by poverty, drugs, gangs, and despair, but he chose not to be a victim. Felipe learned from his mother that no matter how bad your situation is, you still have the power to make it better by making good choices.

Felipe's story is a testament to the power of working to make dreams come true. At 4Life, our 4Life Transfer Factor® products and Life Rewards Plan give people the vehicle to influence their own destiny. Recently, we heard a radio program about businesses that are actually doing better during the economic recession, including fortune telling. At first we laughed, but then we talked about how in times of uncertainty, people want someone else to assure them that all will be well. 4Life continues to thrive during these tough times, but rather than relying on someone else to tell you your future, 4Life gives you the tools to create your future.

Felipe Rivera González did not rely on anyone to tell him what his future would be. He learned that by making good choices, he could shape his destiny. He says that choosing 4Life was a good choice that has changed his life forever. Felipe has written a book based on his life that he hopes to publish one day. In the meantime, many people—including us!—have been inspired by his story of triumph over challenge and hope over despair. We are so grateful for people like Felipe who are making good choices, creating their future, and teaching others to do the same.