Steve Thompson, is one of the top earners in Ambit Energy, an energy MLM active in only a few states in the USA with a revenue of $650 million in 2011. Steve Thompson earnings from Ambit Energy has gone over $350,000 a month, with over $8+ Million in career earnings for 5 1/2 years with Ambit. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Ted Nuyten had the honor to interview Steve.
Steve, how did you got involved in the MLM industry, who pitched you' and is he/she still involved and why were you interested in the business model?
I was first recruited back in the 80s into Herbalife. I owned an Insurance Agency and one of my customers asked me to try the product. I liked it.
Watched Mark Hughes on Video and became intrigued with the Business Model of Helping Others. Unfortunately, like happens too often, my Sponsor did not stick around and I hardly saw him again. I built the business all on my own for two years.
Company was great but I got tired of dealing with so much product. I became a student and looked at every business that came my way but did not join one again for 10 years. That's when I found Excel Communications and got back in the industry. I was there for over 8 years and learned a lot but never got in to the big money. I was just too late to the party. (I owned the Insurance Agency for 31 years until 3 years with Ambit Energy when I could no longer see going to a Traditional Business). I sold the Agency to have more time off to enjoy MLM Success.
So Ambit Energy is not your first MLM, who is your sponsor?
With Ambit Management and Leaders
I frequently did not know my mentors personally. I am a big follower of John Maxwell, Robert Kyosaki, Jim Rohn, Steve Siebold and many other great teachers. My life was personally touched by my old Excel Mentor, Chuck Hoover who always gave me encouragement along with a great trainer, Marc Accetta and others. I have recently been fortunate to train with and attend trainings with John Maxwell. I continue to attend as many trainings as possible as each trainer offers me something. It is important to seek out mentors and to realize that you do not have to know them personally. I read, watch and listen. The MLM Industry has been my greatest life trainer. I am a person of faith and that has a large impact on what I do.
Steve Thompson On Stage
For some people, getting duplication is a challenge, what would you advise them?
I recommend that you always make sure that it is not all about you. Other than Public Speaking which is a more rare skill set, you should never do anything that the average person can't do. Everything you do must be duplicatable as people do what you do, not what you say. You don't have to be a Great Speaker as many Great Speakers will come into your Team and you can help them. Work with individuals but always think in Teams. everything you do should come in this order.
- What is best for the new person.
- What is best for the Team.
- What is best for you.
- And the Speed of the Leader is Truly the Speed of the Pack.
- You have to lead from the front and always be doing what you want others to do.
Steve Thompson's Team Leaders – As many others
|Chanan & Revital Oxenhandler
|Chris & Debbie Atkinson
|Damien Pechacek & Shawn Cornett
|Justin & Sheri Title
- I was fortunate to Personally Sponsor National Consultants Chris & Debbie Atkinson of Houston Texas. Chris was dead broke and had moved home to live with his parents but had a leaders heart and a huge desire and work ethic. He and Debbie work together and are Million Dollar a Year Earners.
- I was also fortunate to sponsor Executive Consultants Shawn Cornett (St Louis, MO) and Damien Pechacek (San Antonio, TX). I met them in the Travel Industry and we worked very well together their even though we were not on the same team. They started very part time and are now living the Dream as Million Dollar Earners. They have worked together as Business Partners for years even though they are both married with children and live in different states (And not in Deregulated Territory)
- I also personally sponsored Executive Consultant Justin & Sheri Title of Dallas, TX. Justin started MLM 20 years ago in Canada selling water filters. We met in the Excel Days and he was my sponsor in Excel. I was fortunate to bring him into Ambit and work with him as he passed the Million Dollar Mark and Leads Dallas and other markets. He and his wife Sheri are out there building every day.
- Executive Consultant Rigoberto Yepez is a Phenomenon. He had never done MLM and came to this country many years ago as an Immigrant picking fruit in the fields of California. Rigo wanted much more and put himself through school eventually becoming a Business Consultant. He saw the Ambit Opportunity and started part time. He soon caught the Vision and has passed the Million Dollar Mark and become the #8 Earner in Ambit Energy. With his bilingual skills and his Systems Approach to Ambit, Rigo is destined to go to the Top. His team started in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and now hits all of the Major Markets in Ambit. Rigo came in downline from Chris & Debbie Atkinson and I was fortunate that he asked for my mentorship. We still work and tour together and he is building an Army of Success!
- Executive Consultant, Pastor Kenny Smith is a Great Leader in Ambit. He too has been in the industry for many years but found his Big Success in Ambit Energy. I met Kenny as I was the presenter when he first saw Ambit as a guest of Debbie Atkinson. We hit it off immediately and have spent a lot of time together putting together the systems for Success. I am very proud that I have been able to help him along as he is out changing lives daily. His focus and determination earned him the Persistency Award in Ambit and he is out Coaching, Training and Presenting all over Ambit. While still pastoring (He says he doesn't want to fire his boss), Kenny is building Huge Success by helping so many others.
- Executive Consultant Chanan Oxenhandler (NYC) came into my Team several levels deep. I saw his Desire, Skill and work Ethic and was fortunate to Mentor him as he ascended to be the Top Money Earner in NYC and his Team is growing all over Ambit. He and his wife Revital work together while raising a beautiful family as well. He is soon to pass the Million Dollar Level as well.
- Executive Consultant Greg Henzel is the MLM Dream. This is his first time in MLM and he came in more than a dozen levels below me in the matrix. I was proud to become his mentor and he has one of the Fastest growing Teams in the Northeastern US. He does more meetings in more towns than almost anyone else. The way he helps others you would think the whole company is in his downline. His focus on Abundance rather than Scarsity is a Huge Key to Success in MLM. Like many others on my Team I fully expect him to take this to a much higher level.
- Executive Consultant Ikbal Sherrif host the JFK/NYC Meetings while also building through out the Northeastern US. Ikbal came from a product company and is finding Huge Success in Ambit. He is several levels away from me on the Team but reached out to me early on. He understood the system I am proud to help him along the way as he helps so many others.
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