On April 8, we unveiled the 2015 Direct Selling News Global 100 list. We were privileged to have several hundred of you in attendance to celebrate with us at the Global 100 banquet in Dallas, and many thousands more followed along online or on social media.
Experience is an unusual word. When you hear it, odds are good that your first thought is of something positive: The trip will be the experience of a lifetime.
I’m thrilled to announce that a significant change is coming to Direct Selling News later this year: We’re moving into a fantastic new headquarters building!
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” You will find echoes of that idea as you read this edition of Direct Selling News.
I’ve always enjoyed the sense of opportunity a new year brings. There’s just something about turning the first page of a new calendar that seems to add a spark of excitement to the planning process. The key, of course, is harnessing that energy and maintaining it throughout the year.
I’m writing this letter from my hotel room in marvelous Rio De Janeiro, home to the 2014 World Congress of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations. The event has brought together approximately 400 people from companies based around the world, all united for one purpose: supporting the direct selling path of entrepreneurship and the opportunity it presents to people from all walks of life.
November is always a special month! Gratitude flows as we move closer and closer to the designated day of Thanksgiving across the United States of America. Thanksgiving was essentially a harvest-related festival, a special day to acknowledge gratitude for a successful year of planting and reaping the food so essential to the lives of the people.
The Billion Dollar Markets are growing! One of our most popular cover stories of the year has now moved to the month of October due to the great work being done by the Research Committee of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations.
It’s Fourth Quarter! Conventions and annual meetings have served to inspire. A few hundred thousand lives have been personally touched by the many corporate events of the past few months.
Could it really be August? From our point of view it seems like we are just getting started in working toward the many objectives we set for ourselves and this publication at the beginning of the year.