Defying the Odds
"Kung hindi man maganda ang nangyari sa buhay mo, temporary lang yan at meron kang pwedeng gawin para mabago mo yun."
Ariel Celicious was considering a job offer as an engineer in the Middle East when he was introduced to First Vita Plus by his good friend.
With a wife and kids plagued by chronic asthma attacks, Ariel was interested in the health benefits of the product. "Sakitin sila, lalo na yung bunso. Dumadating sa point na madaling araw, sinusugod namin sa ospital kapag nati-trigger yung asthma," Ariel explains.
Ariel and his family tried First Vita Plus and soon noticed some changes in his family's health. "May healing process talaga siya. Nabawasan yung asthma attacks sa pamilya ko, nakakapaglabas na sila ng phlegm, ng sipon, at lumakas ang resistensya," reveals Ariel. "Ngayon, once every 5-6 months na lang ina-asthma yung mga bata. Yung wife ko, 6 years na hindi inaatake ng asthma."
Ariel himself uses First Vita Plus as an energy drink. "I switched to First Vita Plus from the cheap, synthetic energy drinks. Iba talaga yung pakiramdam," he enthuses. "Sustained yung energy level mo, hindi exhausted yung katawan mo."
As soon as he felt the benefits of First Vita Plus on his family's health, Ariel began looking into the business side of things. He was hesitant to get into it at first, but decided to give it a try because he believed in the product.
"It's really effective. marami siyang napapagaling from minor cases to terminal cases. It's highly consumable, so mabilis ang repeat order," Ariel notes. "Handy at convenient dahil naka-sachet. Kung nasa labas ka, pwede mong ibulsa at itimpla sa bottled water. Maganda ang preparation in powdered juice form-unlike in liquid form, which may affect the potency, or in capsule, na mahirap ipainom sa bata at matanda."
"May commitment ka dapat sa mga kasama mo, sa mga downlines, na sasamahan mo sila through thick and thin and help them reach their goals and realize their dreams"
An electrical engineer by profession, Ariel had held jobs as a maintenance engineer in a factory and an electrical inspector in a construction company based in Makati. But when he realized he was earning several months' worth of his previous salary in only one week, he knew he had to go full-time into First Vita Plus.
"Yung income ko ilang beses nang mas malaki sa sweldo ko bilang engineer. lumaki na rin yung grupo, so mas malaki na rin yung demand sa time ko," Ariel says. His decision was met with much conflict from both sides of the family. "Puro negative yung sinasabi ng pamilya ko at ng wife ko.
May propesyon daw kaming tinapos na pwedeng pakinabangan abroad, nakaka-degrade daw na mag-networking. Saka mahirap na daw kumita, mahirap magbenta sa ganitong klaseng negosyo," he narrates. Despite their doubts, Ariel chose to believe in himself and the good things he had seen and heard from the company, and discovered the advantages over employment.
"Sa employment may boss ka, at malaking parte ng oras mo nako-consume ng trabaho at ng traffic. limitado ang galaw mo, mahirap magplano kung wala kang budget, at halos wala kang maipon," he notes. "Sa negosyong ito, hawak mo ang oras mo, wala kang boss, at ikaw ang pipili ng taong gusto mong makasama. Mabilis ang pacing ng income,lalo na kung mabilis kang makapagpalaki ng organization."
Sure enough, Ariel's gamble into this business soon paid off as he started to fulfill his dreams for his family. "Nakapagbayad na ako ng malaking pagkakautang, at nakaluluwag na kami financially kaya nae-enjoy na namin yung oras sa pamilya. Pangarap namin na kahit papano, makapag-tour, at nagagawa na naming makalabas ng bansa. Nakapasyal na kami so Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, at naiikot na rin namin ang Pilipinas," Ariel states.
From his First Vita Plus earnings, Ariel has purchased a Pajero Fieldmaster for himself and a Kia Rio for his wife. He is now saving up for their family home.
Ariel goes by an "AAA" dictum, which he imparts to fellow members: "Awareness, Acceptance, and Adjustment."
"Una, dapat aware ka kung ano ang sitwasyon mo sa buhay, kung ano ang kinalalagyan mo at kung ok ka na dun. Kung hindi man maganda ang nangyayari sa buhay mo, temporary lang yon at meron kang puwedeng gawin para mabago mo yun. At siyempre, kung talagang gusto mong mabago ang buhay mo, kailangan mag-adjust. at baguhin mo ang ginagawa mo," he counsels.
Ariel's group maintains top product centers stretching from Laoag to Cebu. Winning awards in the top network builder category, Ariel notes that success is dependent on the size and strength of the network. He outlines their formula for success: STRAP which stands for an effective support system, continuous skills training, a good relationship between upline and downline, activities in their various areas, and profit for all.
"May commitment ka dapat sa mga kasama mo, sa mga downlines, na sasamahan mo sila through thick and thin and help them reach their goals and realize their dreams," Ariel concludes.