Why Global Resorts Network Enriches Lives, Maximizes Your Earning Potential And Makes Your Wildest Dreams Achievable – By Amanda M Robertson
When it comes to writing about Global Resorts Network (GRN) it is difficult not to write a novel on how great this company is, HAHA, but I will try keep to the key facts as well as brief, without omitting the important bits.
Suffice to say, through the trials and tribulations and many learning curves that I have had to endure, GRN has remained my constant ally, my greatest friend, my passion and one of the great loves of my life!
When I first came online, I actually searched for a high tier income opportunity, specifically in the travel niche. I researched some of the top names online and legends such as our own Mark Hoverson, J Budd, Franco Gonzalez, Matt Trainer/Frank Kern, Brian Magnosi, Ann Sieg, Daegan Smith – just to name a few, had come out of the GRN stable, so that in itself was a great testimony to the GRN opportunity!
I had dabbled in many of the low tier MLM type businesses/education platforms, but felt I was spending sooo much time building a team of people who demanded so much of me. It got to the stage where I no longer had the time or passion to market those businesses effectively. All that demand and very little remuneration for my efforts left me feeling drained and uncreative.
GRN felt right from the very start; even though it took me ages to understand our former perpetual pay plan! But I didn’t care about that. I just knew GRN was for me and like Mark, I almost threw up with excitement. Those of you who are joining now, have it much easier. You get paid loads more on a simple straightforward payplan that massively rewards your efforts!
My first three platinum sales occurred on the same day so my induction into GRN was rather dramatic
Mark Hoverson recently made a public observation that many of our top affiliates came from an athletic or competitive background. I laughed at this as I was a 100m/200m National sprint champion and held (probably still do) the 100m record in my country of origin. I qualified for both the Olympics and Commonwealth games in a former life, but nationality and injury issues rather tragically extinguished my Olympic flame!
Athletic champion or not, GRN is a very real opportunity that can change the lives of many and save thousands more from corporate servitude. A solid business with an overly generous compensation plan, what more could anyone want? I have personally signed up professionals such as lawyers into this opportunity as they can totally resonate with a product that can realistically replace their corporate income.
Our leadership with Mark Hoverson at the helm is incredible, he brings his wealth of experience to the team and we have a great time whenever we get to meet up in person. I am in the UK, but events with Mark and the rest of the team are worth attending! We do loads of brainstorming, but we also have loads of fun hanging out and if possible, once you join us, make every effort to attend these informal gatherings and get to meet our GRN family.
I have had my name at the top of various leaderboards and my team came 3rdlast year in the Futuristic Marketing launch with J.Budd and Mark Hoverson.
The Info Marketing Blueprint launch gave me the opportunity to rise and get noticed in the industry. I was a newbie, had only been online for 6 months when I positioned in this launch against some of the big well established industry names. On the leads leaderboard I was running second which believe me, gave me more of a shock than anyone else!
One of my biggest highlights was when I earned an invite on the private houseboat trip with all my heroes and best of all I had achieved my place among them for that launch – ahhh happy times and brilliant memories
And yes, I thank the GRN model for giving me the mindset and self belief to achieve all these results!
Info Marketing Blueprint Leaderboards (with the famous Mark Hoverson scribblings)
I met up with Jonathan Budd last year and he says I beat his all time record of the most GRN sales in one day – very humbling hearing that from him.
My claim to fame was that I sold a couple of Platinum Plus memberships ($12 500 each) and a Platinum sale ($4955) all in one day. (Not bad for a days work) .
I think I still hold the record for the most Platinum Plus sales and I need to work even harder now to retain that title with all these awesome new entrepreneurs who are joining our team!
My Background Story
I came from a relatively privileged upbringing. My parents relocated to Africa from the UK just before I was born. Private schooling and the best education were my parents legacy to us offspring.This is a legacy my husband and I have continued with our children and my eldest had the best education money could buy.
I am still working out how to give the same opportunities to the youngest two.
The school I really like here in the UK is £10 000 per term per child (3 terms in a year), so counting on you great peeps reading this to join me in GRN and make my schooling dreams a reality LOL . If you join GRN, you can thank me later and perhaps you will also be in a position to send your kids to the same school that Richard Branson attended?
Our formative years in Africa were the very best any child could dream of and although three years ago, I finally came a full circle and returned to my family roots in the United Kingdom, my heart and best memories will always be of Africa.
I never feel very comfortable talking about myself – blame it on my upbringing which commended modesty and dictated that it was impolite and distasteful to talk about oneself or boast about one’s achievements! It is so ingrained in my personality that you will not find much in the way of “self acclaims”on a search of my name on the interwebz LOL. Needless to say, writing this self testimonial is quite alien to me and I am not finding it easy.
I prefer to keep it very down to earth and real with those people I connect with and am often amused when I am praised for the marketing knowledge I have gained. I just figure that anything we undertake, we should do to the best of our ability. I guess I just take it for granted that if we set our mind to accomplishing something, the job must be impeccably done – and I don’t really ever dwell on the fact that I have in actual fact developed an awesome new skill!
However, for the sake of clarity and transparency on this GRN platform…..my humble apologies for subjecting you to this synopsis of my crazy life!
My husband Rory and I built a multi-million dollar agricultural business back in Africa, so we are not strangers to entrepreneurial success. We ranched commercial crops and beef cattle, and a whole herd of magnificent thoroughbred horses . We had an incredible life, surrounded by the plethora of African wildlife in our private game reserve on the ranch.
Our Eden was snatched from us just at the height of our success. We lost everything including our livelihood, home and personal possessions in the violent political upheavals in Zimbabwe. Even our beloved pets were murdered to torment us. Many of of our friends and neighbours lost their lives during this madness, so it still makes me feel really weird even referring back to this surreal time. You become so thankful and blessed because your family are safe and alive, all the other stuff us humans fret over, seem so trivial in comparison.
We lost everything in a final but violent crescendo two weeks before my baby was born. We were looted, our lives threatened and we were subjected to all sorts of inhumane treatment, which was made worse by the fact that it was instigated by our own government and police force, who were supposed to uphold the law and protect: not murder and maim their fellow countrymen.
Sunset on our family farm in Zimbabwe
We found ourselves homeless, without an income and with two children and baby on the way. We sought temporary refuge in the city with an uncle, until we were able to flee Zimbabwe to another country up north, called Zambia.
We did not have the luxury or time to wallow in self pity. Once the baby was born, we had to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and make a new plan to provide for our family.
In Zambia, we lived literally in the middle of the African bush – many hours drive on bad eroded dirt roads to the nearest village clinic.
We lived in a flimsy little igloo tent for 7 months, while we built up a state-of-the-art commercial Ranch from the ground up, for an American Tobacco Company. We had no houses, no electricity, no running water – we had to run and get the water from a well LOL. The company had promised that once we built the estate and provided them with the tobacco crops, they would give us eventual offer of ownership of the estate after five years.
Here is a picture of my family at dinner (outside under the stars) my “walls” were made from elephant grass, the tall grass used for thatching. No such thing as a roof here. We showered and went to the toilet under the stars in the famed Zambezi Valley and it was FREEZING – yes even Africa can get cold at night, especially in winter!
The saddest part about having to relocate continents, is you have to be ruthless when packing and we lost so much in the way of photo’s etc. I will have to dig around for some more!
Anyway, I have to say although it was not easy living outdoors with the deadly anopheles malarial mosquito and venomous snakes. Living with no distracting gadgets or amenities made for a wonderful life. We were so busy all day creating another multi million dollar business, we didn’t have time to dwell on the negatives!
In the space of 18 months, we had provided jobs for thousands of people, who were so isolated from society, that we were the first white people they had ever seen! They lived in villages in the same way they had lived for thousands of years.
The average family survived on less than the poverty line of $1.00 per day. They truly lived an ancient form of subsistence to survive. Time had stood still, and now we arrived catapulting everyone into the 21st century!
An African Village
We built brick houses, trained people in new skills, built schools and provided transport to clinics and doctors.
We totally changed peoples lives. I often wonder though, if they were not better off before we arrived with our pressures and complications of modern life! I know that I was in a quiet blissful and serene place, when I lived in a tent!
The home I created in the Middle of nowhere once the tent fell apart!
Fastforward to 2010
We never did get to own the estate we built up. The goal posts were changed and we would have to remain as employees and living so far from civilization all those years took it’s toll, when the children contracted malaria etc. So we eventually made the decision to relocate to England.
We arrived on an alien continent with just a few battered suitcases and very heavy hearts. We had to try and make our way in a new place, where we had no credit rating, no history and it felt like no-one cared.
We sent out our CV’s to all and sundry and we had no response. I eventually found a sales position working for an insurance company and Rory found a job which took him back to Ghana and Burkina Faso in Africa. He was contracted to work on the exploration drilling rigs where they were mining for gold. He only came home for 4 weeks every three months.
It was hard on our family when we arrived here. My job lasted a for almost a year, then the entire sales team were laid off with 7 days notice and the company suspended that branch of the business. That is when I came online to seek another way to make a living.
We found a furnished place to rent relatively quickly, but then my Dad got really ill with encephalitis and was in an induced coma for many months. We were told to expect the worst, but hey, I get my survival genes from my dad, and thankfully he seems well recovered.
In March last year we were about to purchase a five bedroom house when Rory at the age of 38 had a stroke. He was flown back from Ghana and spent the next 8 weeks in hospital. It took many months for him to overcome the effects of the stroke and they never could find out the reasons why it happend. He is now permanently disabled as his eyesight is partially affected due to the scarring on his brain. Therefore, he is unable to drive again and his ability to work in his skilled profession has been compromised drastically.
We did not buy the house.
I also had to say goodbye to my eldest son Wes who left on his 6 month military tour to Afghan. Thankfully he returned home recently safe and sound.
My Four gorgeous children, myself and their Granny
However, 2012 was another “annus horribilus” in my personal life and it took it’s toll on my sanity and ability to reason at times. Thank goodness for GRN as it kept me going through all this drama and was my one consistent companion.
I did not achieve the results I had set myself before my husband fell ill, but I was able to maintain an income, which kept us afloat and allowed me the freedom to take care of my family. I would never have survived this past year if I had been in a corporate job as they would not have taken kindly to all the time I would have needed off work!
I am happy to say, that our lives are back on track and I am feeling so positive about the future.
With the help of my counselor and GRN business, I have managed to pull myself out of a dark place, become a bestselling author, accomplished marketing expert, speaker and mentor. All the hard knocks and setbacks are not obstacles. I have learned that these challenges are merely stepping stones which we need in order to climb to the next level.
I look forward to welcoming you into our GRN family x