Trish Schwenkler in partnership with her "techie" husband Bob, is the Nr. 1 Top Earner in ASEA. Trish and Bob live in Boise, Idaho. The couple have been full time networkers for over 20 years.
Trish and Bob Schwenkler are Triple Diamond ASEA leaders, with 24 Diamond+ leaders on their team. Some of the countries where their prolific team is operating: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and ASEA is open also in France, Spain, Croatia, Hungary. Trish and Bob will be instrumental in opening Mexico the first quarter of 2014.
Trish recently was given the top award in ASEA at the ASEA convention in San Diego Sept 2013 and is an ASEA Advisory Council Member.. Trish & Bob are inaugural members of the ASEA Millionaires Club.
Ted Nuyten had the honor to interview Trish.
Trish, how did you discover MLM?
In 1993, I was a stay-at-home mom, raising our three children. Bob was the bread winner. He earned a nice living and life was good! Until one day…. Bob came home early from work one day… he had been downsized, rightsized, capsized, just like what is happening now in the economy,…that was the day we learned that "job security" is an oxymoron!
Bob decided to go independent and worked as a consultant and developing products for the semiconductor industry. In the meantime I was introduced to the wonderful world of network marketing thru a product that literally changed my life for the better. Bob's independence as consultant allowed him to help with family duties and with the behind the scenes for my fledgling networking business.
It was definitely a learning experience. I was consumed with the concept of "making a living while making a difference", so I put alot of time, energy, and focus into my business. It paid off! 4 years into my first company, I was earning in a month what Bob had previously earned in a year!!! This industry delivers if you are "willing to do what others won't do , so you can live the rest of your life like others can't."
After 7 years in our former company, we advanced to the highest rank for the company, and we were earning a 7 figure income! "7 figures in 7 years!" whooohooooo! What could be better?!? We stayed with our first company for 15 wonderful years (we are not the kind of people who jump around alot), but in July of 2008, we decided it was time for a change, and subsequently sold that business. (Yes, a network marketing business is a sale-able, will-able asset!)
In transition, I had some great learning opportunities with some good companies, but kept hoping to find a new "home". I wanted a company with "soul", a company that I could once again give my heart to. In Dec 2009, we found ASEA…and that was the beginning of our new wonder-full ASEA life!
How did you find ASEA and who is your enroller?
Because I have been a networking professional for many years, people contact me regarding NWM opportunities. I received a few calls from a few people over a period of 6 months regarding ASEA but the timing was not right and no one follow-uped up in an effective manner! If they did, I may have joined them. (now there's a lesson). Finally in Dec 2009, Alan Noble began talking to me about ASEA and became my enroller.
Why did you join ASEA ?
I joined ASEA because I absolutely need to believe in something with my whole heart to be able to promote it with enthusiasm and integrity. I found what I was looking for in ASEA: a unique health technology based on a new field of science "redox biochemistry", heavily patented, no copycats; a technology that truly blesses and transforms people's lives.
Founders and executives I trust. A company that strives to make every decision on "P over E" meaning that "Principles and Purpose come before Ego and Economics." ASEA's objective is to become a legacy company: not necessarily the fastest company, but the most respected company with controlled sustainable marked growth. Bob and I are not hype type people, so this solid basis suits us very well.
Asea Team Partners
|Torsten Sedlmeier||Ricardo Freire||Cindy & Bo Buck|
|Jerry & Marcia White||Rob & Patty Ward||Deni & Tom Robinson|
Did you start from scratch building up your team in ASAE?
When I joined ASEA I had been a full time networking professional for 15 years. I had built a reputation. After you do that, you never have to start over at square 1 again. But we didn’t “touch” people in the business that we sold… so in that sense we started over- but I was well served by lot’s of industry connections and the credibility of solid business building in our previous company.
What was your biggest challenge to build up a team?
How has Network Marketing enhanced your lifestyle?
NWM has given me the ability to live a purpose driven life and the time to focus on what matters most in life… what can be better than that? NWM has empowered me to change tens of thousands of people's lives for the better around the globe… who can ask for more than that? Zig Ziglar says that "you can have everything you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want."
I believe that is true, and I do my best to focus on serving others; when I do that, everything else takes care of itself! As a result of our wonder-full MLM life, Bob and I have attained everything we ever hoped for (and more): incredible health, amazing happiness and fulfillment, abundant finances, incredible self development.
"It's not what you have that counts, it's who you become in the process that is the most important."
Is personal development important for you?
My first sponsor in NWM told me "Where you'll be 5 years from now depends on the books you read, the tapes you listen to, and the events you attend." I made personal growth a priority 20 years ago at the beginning of my NWM career. Jim Rohn says "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job."
I have taken his advice to heart for the past 20 years: personal growth and personal development is the cornerstone of my NWM lifestyle.
How are you dealing with rejection?
As professional mlmers we learn to be looking for those who are looking for improved health, lifestyle, a sense of entrepreneurship. Those who choose to continue on “as is”, who don’t fully investigate our opportunity, our product, well that is their choice.
So let’s look for those who are looking for us… and these “rejections” may be the ones who lead us to that person who is looking for us- I ask for referrals… “I know that you are not interested in ASEA right now… but as you were learning about what this product, who popped into your mind that may benefit from ASEA? Who maybe looking for a new opportunity?”…
Who have been your mentors or inspirators?
My husband Bob, has been my #1 life mentor, teaching me by example to be gentle, loving, kind, and calm. My first MLM mentor was Dave Johnson. I hope he reads this, I want to give him credit for that.
Numerous mentors along the way: Jim Rohn, Zig, Deepak, Napoleon… you know…all of our “good friends”!
As an "Old School" MLM rockstar do you use social media?
Well, thanks for the compliment Ted!!! Of course, I am a KEWL person! My husband is a big techie, and we use and leverage social media, SEO etc more and more. My 29 year old daughter is my assistant, and we continue to move ever upward in this information age world that we live in! Long live Facebook lol!
Learn more about Trish and Bob here: www.OurGlobalHomeBusiness.com