Carisa Riedmiller – Joining Ranks with Husband Mike to Achieve Family Goals
Posted August 24, 2009on:
In my phone conversation with Carisa Riedmiller, I asked her why she chose to become an Affiliate and join her husband Mike in building the TriVita business together. She said, “Michael, I came to the 2008 Galaxy of Stars with Mike, and we brought our children with us to learn about the company. Galaxy of Stars was so inspiring to all of us because it gave us the big picture of the mission, leadership, the great products and the intense desire of truly helping people experience wellness, while creating wealth for life purposes. We got it!! When the company changed the policy that a spouse and any family member of legal age could become an Affiliate, I jumped at the chance, because I knew I had friends I could share the products with and help them experience wellness.” She also said that all her children love the products and want to become Affiliates when they reach legal age!!!
This has been a significant breakthrough we have seen this year by changing the policy so that anyone of legal age in a family could become an Affiliate. It has brought families together in building a business with family goals and purpose so that everyone could participate. You read in my blog last week where Tula recruited her husband and together they formed a financial goal that would allow them to fulfill their life dreams and purposes. The Possick family is also working together setting new goals in getting to the Director level.
Well the Riedmiller family, as Terry Newsome would say, is ‘on fire’ with passion to achieve their dreams and fulfill their life purposes. Carisa said, “The first major goal is for Mike to retire 25 years early. That will happen when he achieves Presidential Director, and I am out to make that happen by building a third leg. When that happens, we will have time together to travel with our children and do things that most families never get to do.” You could hear the intense desire and passion in her voice to make this a reality. I predict it will happen in 2010, and I will have the joy of presenting the Presidential Director award to Mike at the Galaxy of Stars. I can already envision it!!!
Here is something very cool to me. When we were looking for cities to participate in the Sonoran Bloom Tour, I asked Mike about Lincoln, Nebraska, his home town. I knew Mike had a fast growing business and wanted to support him, but he said, “My Affiliates are scattered all over North America, and I don’t have any local effort that could draw 200-500 people. Today that has changed with Carisa leading the way building a dynamic local group who is on the move. Share and Earn, with Nopalea, is changing the way Affiliates are doing business.
I asked Carisa how she was building her business. It was like a heavenly choir singing in my ears when she spoke about how she was inviting women to talk about wellness at a weekly meeting at a local café. They share their experiences, and she introduces another featured product of TriVita besides Nopalea at each meeting. Carisa said,
“We have so many great products – I want them to know about all of them so they can enjoy their wellness benefits.” She then went on to say, “I keep it light and having fun is a top priority.”
Carisa said, “I use the Gift of Health to introduce Nopalea, which includes the Secret Killer brochure. It has so much good information, and I don’t hype the information as I know people will make the right decision for themselves if they are properly informed.” Wow!! This is the way to sell in the 21st Century!
Carisa and Mike started having gatherings in their home twice a month inviting the spouses to join with their wives in an evening with food and Nopalea tastings. They are now enrolling the husbands who are joining their wives as Affiliates to make it a family wellness business. “When both the husband and wife are joined as Affiliates, it makes a tremendous difference,” she said. “Women want support, but doing the business together is powerful and makes a big difference in the confidence level, but still allows each to be focused on their individual business and have personal goals.” She continued, “I want to be successful, and know I am building something because of my efforts, but Mike and I have family goals and that is the greatest motivator of all.”
Carisa really believes supporting new Affiliates is absolutely critical so they don’t feel alone, and if they get discouraged, the team is there to build them up. Carisa, I ABSOLUTELY WHOLE HEARTEDLY AGREE.
Carisa went on to say, “I don’t even talk about money or the comp plan, as I just know if they get excited about the wellness experience of the products, they will share it with others, and I will be compensated.” That is the reciprocity power that seeks to reward the server of mankind that I wrote about in my book. You watch the upcoming career path awards presentations, as not only will Mike be a Presidential Director, Carisa will someday join him on stage. This is a family who works the business, has purpose and knows that helping people is the way to achieve success in life.
If I were writing a book, rather than a blog, I could write chapter after chapter on this dynamic Riedmiller family who gets it! Carisa, you are a truly a model TriVita Affiliate.