Hey there! I’m Jordan Maylea… it’s so nice to meet you!
Have you ever thought to yourself… there just has to be something more?
Something more than the 9-5 grind.
Something more than working 40 hours a week
for 40 years before you can retire?
Something more than just existing?
Me too! In fact, Those are the exact questions I was asking myself back in 2005, as a senior in high school, while researching career options and trying to decide what I wanted to be when I “grew up.”
The problem was, my answer wasn’t very conventional. I had no idea what kind of career I wanted, but I did know:
I wanted to be able to earn as much as I wanted, working when I wanted from wherever I wanted.
I wanted to be my own boss.
I wanted to be able to continue riding and competing with my horses.
I wanted to be able to travel the world and experience all the places I’d read about in books.
I wanted to be free.
And when those are the things you want to be… the options for what you can do (for a living, I mean) are rather limited. Conventional career paths weren’t going to cut it.
Thankfully, I’d grown up in a household where both of my parents were self-employed, so the entrepreneurial career path was something I was open to exploring. My Mom had been in the network marketing industry since 1998 (I was eleven years old), and her success allowed me to see firsthand the type of lifestyle network marketing could create.
My Mom had tripled her prior teaching income with her network marketing business, working from home just a few hours a week before my siblings even started school! She had friends earning 6- and 7- figure incomes after just 3-4 years in our industry, all while staying home with their families, taking incredible vacations all over the world and living the type of lifestyle most only dream of.
I knew that if my Mom and her friends had done it, I could do it to. I could join the network marketing profession, earn enough money and generate enough time freedom to continue to train and compete with my horses, travel and see the world, and truly design the kind of life I wanted to live… on my terms!
So, as a senior in high school, I made the decision to jump in to the network marketing profession. It was April of 2005… I was terrified, excited and had absolutely no idea what this journey would bring my way.
It was a rough road. As excited as I was, I was also an 18-year-old shy, introverted high school student with about 2 friends. I was terrified to talk to anyone I didn’t know, and even more terrified to talk to anyone I actually did know.
Not exactly a combination that screams “big time network marketer.”
However, I did have one thing: A clear why. I knew WHY I was in this industry… even if I had no idea HOW I was going to “make it work”.
I had one other thing too: An upline who was earning a 6-figure income who was leading the fastest growing team in our company. She had a system in place that anyone could follow, and as my upline (and my mother :)) she made sure I had everything I needed to be successful.
It began with having a clear why and setting some goals. Then, it was personal and professional development — every day, do something to improve yourself and your business skills.
After that it was just massive action. Reach out to new people… follow-up with those you’ve talked to previously… and follow-through with those who choose to build your team.
The internet was different back then, but the concepts were the same. We were working big numbers, and there were days when I would make 100-150 dials just to find a few people who were interested in qualified. We had all the pieces in place to make it plug in play though… if you’d work the numbers, the numbers would work for you.
I can still remember my hands shaking as I’d make the phone calls my first few weeks. I was so nervous, that when I finally got a real person on the phone I called her by the wrong name! I guess our system worked though, because she ended up joining us a few weeks later as the very first person on my team!
While I was using the internet to slowly build my residual income, I worked my local market to build my customer base, sell products and put cash in my pocket each week. I went door-to-door to local businesses (‘No Soliciting’ Signs Be Damned!), booked booths at flea markets and craft shows, and even joined a network group where I went each week to sell candles to a bunch of businessmen!
This was by far more nerve-wracking than the phone calls… and almost every week I would sit in the parking lot and call my Dad, I’d be shaking and sweating and having a full-blown panic attack while he gave me a pep talk to help me muster up the courage to go inside.
3 years later, I was speaking on stage at our company’s convention in Las Vegas as the youngest person in the company to hold a leadership position. I spoke on Goal Setting, and the power of having a vision… because I knew it was my why and my goals that got me through my first year of business without quitting.
Taking My Business Social
In the “old days” I used Google Pay-Per-Clicks, Cold Market Leads and Yahoo Groups to build my team, while going “belly-to-belly” to find customers.
But as time has marched on, so has the way business is done, and today we’ve taken advantage economic shifts and build our business almost exclusively through social media.
I’ll be honest… at times, accepting and adapting to this shift was HARD. “I wish we could just do this the old way,” definitely passed my lips more than once! But the reality was, the old way wasn’t working anymore. Times changed, and so we needed to find new ways to build our business online.
Today, our team has built a community and a culture online that allows anyone to consistently build their network (meet new people), grow their customer base and add new consultants to their team each and every month.
My mother and I have been blessed to study under and learn from some of the very best names in the network marketing industry — individuals who teach both “old school” and online methods and, through that learning, have adapted our own system that anyone on our team can work from anywhere.
The shift in how the internet works has made it easier than ever for anyone to build a profitable, leveraged business online… and today, we could not be more grateful for the opportunity to adapt with the times and allow the internet to open more and more doors for us and our team!
Life Since the Jump
I read a quote once that said, “Entrepreneurship is jumping off a cliff, and building the plane on the way down.”
Well, in 2005 I made the decision to jump into the network marketing profession… and I’ve been happily building my plane ever since!
There have been ups and downs, both personally and professionally. Changes I could have never seen coming… situations and experiences that were so far off from “the plan” that I couldn’t have imagined them if I even tried. There have been days (weeks? months?) when I literally felt like I was banging my head against the wall, or falling fast toward the ground with no plane in sight.
That being said, today I have something most people only dream of — I have complete control over my time, my finances and my location.
I still work hard… after all, I still have some big goals to reach, and nothing worthwhile comes without hard work! But I work hard on my terms, and am able to schedule my work around my life… not the other way around.
On a warm sunny afternoon there’s a 99% chance you’ll find me at the horse barn, preparing for competitions or riding in training clinics with world-renowned instructors.
In the summer, you can bet I’ll be spending my lunch hour poolside… either with a favorite book, or on the phone coaching a team member.
I travel. Often. And over the past 10 years I’ve had the opportunity to visit 9 countries and countless destinations around the US… working an hour here and there while exploring the different cultures of the world.
I’m excited to spend the next 10 years doing much of the same… and to spend it empowering tens of thousands of other entrepreneurs to design and live THEIR dream life through network marketing.
It’s so nice to meet you! Let me know how I can help you use the Network Marketing business model to create a life of freedom most only dream of!