“I’m too busy!” was David’s response when his parents first tried presenting him the Ignite Business Plan. At the time, he was promoting concerts in Auburn, Alabama. But six months later, equipped with an entirely new mindset, it was David who came calling for Ignite. “When I found out that the difference between the Rich and the Poor is that the Rich are always finding ways to put residual money in their pockets, I decided to go searching for residual income.” And that’s when his parents showed him Ignite. “It didn’t take me long to realize that I could use this business to change my life.”
“These days, it seems there’s a lot of folks taking handouts. But I believe many of them are good people who just need a chance. With Ignite and Clean Nation, I believe we have what most people want: the chance to change their lives!” David continues, “So I’m in this for the long term. I’m having so much fun working with people, helping others succeed, and building friendships, not to mention getting paid to do so!” He concludes by saying, “Truly, I see no limit on what we can accomplish. This company has changed me in so many ways, all for the good. I believe that, because of Ignite and Clean Nation, the future is absolutely incredible!”
With concerns of downsizing and many of his friends facing early retirement, Bill Akins of Woodstock, Georgia knew he needed a Plan B for his career. “We have insurance policies on our home, life and cars, but we never think to have an insurance policy on our careers,” Bill says. “Ignite is my insurance policy for residual income and my Plan B is now becoming my Plan A.” Bill would like to help as many people as possible achieve their dreams, and he plans to travel more with his family before passing the business on to his three grandchildren. “Ignite is the best business opportunity in America today because of our leadership,” Bill says. “The terrific combination of energy and network marketing really works.”
As owner of Bay Area Equestrian Center in Pearland, Texas, Lynn trains and shows horses on the Arabian show circuit. With 70 horses at the facility, over a hundred people who take riding lessons every week, and travel time to horse shows every month, Lynn is crazy busy. And with two young sons at home to care for on top of everything else, Lynn needed a way to get control of her time. Ignite allowed her to create a second income and have options in her life. “The biggest thing Ignite has done for me is to allow me to start dreaming again, to really know that anything is possible.” Her long-term goals are to help thousands of people create significant residual income and to enjoy slowing down and spending more time with her family. “It is truly fun and rewarding to help other people change their lives while you are changing yours!”
Sue Anderson was born in Brazil and later worked as a bilingual teacher, interpreter and translator after she came to the U.S. “At some point, I thought about my future retirement and wondered how I would ever afford it,” she says. “I prayed about that and then discovered Ignite.” Ignite offered Sue a chance to grow not only financially, but in other ways too. “Everyone advises to think outside the box,” she says.”Well, I definitely wasn’t doing that. I needed to cross personal barriers to make progress. Ignite has been a real growth experience for me.” Sue has primarily built her team with native Spanish speakers and now works Ignite full time. Because of the residual income she is building up, Sue no longer worries about retirement. “This business has definitely expanded my horizons,” Sue says. “No matter where you are from, everyone speaks the language of opportunity. And that is exactly what Ignite provides to people of every background.”
Robert Bell has worked in the Houston Police department for the last 27 years, about half of those years in the Office of Inspector General. Yet his most life-altering inspection took place off-duty when he examined Ignite. “I was immediately struck by the opportunity to build a residual income for me and my family with a service everyone already uses,” Robert says. Since that epiphany, he has not only built a better financial future by turning energy into income, but has also used his own personal energy to help others do the same. “I love enabling people to buy their lives back!” Robert says. “My family and friends have all learned to dream again. Speaking of friends, thanks to Ignite, my list of them has grown substantially. Every day the future looks brighter than ever.”
Ray & Rebecca Bickerstaff
Residents of Valley Mills, Texas, the Bickerstaffs are small-town folks realizing big-time dreams, thanks to Ignite. Both Bickerstaffs have backgrounds well suited for the relationship intensive needs of running an Ignite business. Ray, a former athletic trainer, is a teacher for the Waco Independent School District, working for an alternative school, while Rebecca is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist with a Masters of Public Health. Thanks to some hard work, vision and putting their downline first, the Bickerstaffs have been able to help Rebecca retire from her job so she can focus solely on growing their Ignite team.
After spending 14 years in marketing and business development for two fortune 500 companies, Becky Bigbie looked for options to spend more time with her family. Ignite was an answer to that prayer. Becky is an enthusiastic cheerleader of her 18 year old daughter and 15 and 12 year old sons, all of whom are involved in competitive sports that require lots of coordinating. “The flexibility of my Ignite business allows me to focus on my family while still making a professional income,” Becky said. She attributes her success to her results-oriented attitude, passion for success in business, and attention to building relationships, which have all been major factors in her ability to help bring out the best in people.
Tina & Joe Brondo
Joe and Tina Brondo were struggling as owners of an insurance agency. After failing in his first two attempts, Joe presented the Ignite Opportunity to his wife a third time and she agreed. “I finally agreed after watching the video on our sponsor’s website and seeing an excitement on Joe’s face that I hadn’t seen in a long time,” Tina says. The McDonough, Georgia couple says Ignite has taught them how to dream again. “Our long-term goals are to send our four children to college and to have the time and resources to do what we want, when we want—whether it’s taking a vacation or giving back to our community,” Joe says. “Life can make you believe that your dreams can never be reality. Ignite has taught us that with enough hard work and belief, our dreams are not only possible, they are probable.”
Alan & Linda Cantrell
Alan and Linda Cantrell were doing quite well. The way they tell it, they were living the American Dream. “We were positioned to retire in our 40s,” Alan says. He had long worked in the building supply industry, but that wasn’t exactly the best line of work to be caught in when the real estate market collapsed in the recent economic downturn. “Our dream soon became a nightmare,” he says. “One thing we liked about energy is that it’s life essential. Someone can live without buying a different house, but they must have energy on a daily basis.” With Ignite, Alan decided he could work hard initially and then create passive, residual income for many years to come. And the Cantrell’s today are well on their way toward that goal. “Ignite restored our dreams,” Linda says. “That’s right,” Alan continues. “Now we help others restore theirs by sharing this incredible business with them!”
A commercial airline pilot by trade, Domenic has enjoyed a career in aviation for almost four decades, with his experience including six years in the US Navy. He joined Ignite because he saw a wonderful opportunity that could truly make a difference in the lives of its Associates and customers. Plus, the thought of earning residual income while helping people reduce their monthly utility bills was exciting to Domenic. His long-term goal with Ignite is to share its rewards with as many friends, family, and acquaintances as possible.
Delmar knew about making dreams come true. He worked in the network marketing industry for a quarter century and prospered. But somewhere along the way, his dreams faded. Delmar found himself in a semi-retired state a few years ago when he discovered Ignite. “I wasn’t interested at that time,” he says. “I was busy working on some personal investments and helping a youth program.” Then a chance meeting with Donald Trump changed everything. “He refreshed my psyche,” Delmar says. “I soon realized that the only personal investment I needed to make was in Ignite. Energy is a substantial service that everyone uses. We are on the ground floor of a deregulating, multi-billion dollar industry.” Delmar is not only prospering in Ignite, but also dreaming again. “Rather than merely donating to a youth program, I intend to use my newfound abundance with Ignite to start a charitable foundation for children,” he says.
Bryan & Julie Childers
Bryan, a former business owner of a construction grading Company, and Julie, a Registered Nurse, were living paycheck to paycheck when they were introduced to Ignite. A family friend recommended they take a look at the marketing plan, and after weighing the information, they realized it made perfect sense to them. Now, the Childers proudly share that they earned more money in their first 60 days in Ignite than they did in the previous year. As Bryan states, It feels good to be more than 30 days ahead on our bills.
Craig & Christy Claybourn
Craig and Christy Claybourn had a decent living. What they didn’t have was much of a life. She worked seven days at their convenience stores and he worked at those too – after his full day with an airline. But with college tuition bills looming ahead for their five children, Ignite just made sense for the Claybourns. “We really didn’t want our children to be loaded with crushing debt upon graduation,” says Christy. What began as a way to provide tuition relief has since transformed the Claybourns’ lives. “I left my job behind less than a year and a half after starting Ignite, and we now can afford to have employees at the convenience stores,” Craig says. The Claybourns don’t just see Ignite transforming their own lives, but those of loved ones too. “We have friends and relatives we don’t want to see merely trading hours for dollars,” Christy says. “Life is too short for that!”
A Certified Public Accountant who has practiced in the North Texas area for over 30 years, Joel Claybrook also worked for TXU for nine years early in his career. Although he had no network marketing experience, Joel joined Ignite because he realized the value of residual income and how important having recurring monthly income is as he approaches retirement. As a CPA, he has seen an untold number of business opportunities, and after having evaluated the Ignite business model, he did not believe that he would ever see another opportunity with the potential for residual income that could change his financial future the way Ignite can. For Joel, Ignite truly is a life-changing opportunity.
Cliff & Kriss Cochran
Cliff Cochran was a real estate closing attorney when one of his favorite clients brought him the Ignite Opportunity. As the real estate market was going downhill in Atlanta, something had to give. “I knew changes had to be made quickly,” Cliff says. “With one child in college and two headed that way, we had serious financial hurdles in a terrible market.” Ignite helped with immediate income needs while Cliff began rebuilding a non-real estate law practice. Kriss had been a stay-at-home mom and a real estate agent as well. With two sources of income embedded in the receding real estate market, Ignite was just the cure the Cochrans were looking for. When expansion came to the Northeast, Cliff and Kriss jumped in the car and headed north. Little did they know the riches of Ignite would bring not only financial accomplishment, but also a host of new friends and wonderful memories. “This is something we both do together,” Kriss says. “We dream, travel and get to experience life in a way we only thought possible after years of job-imposed separation. Now, with Clean Nation on the horizon, the sky’s the limit!”
Brian & Megan Coleman
Owners of Brian Keith Custom Homes, Brian and Megan Coleman were living the good life until 2003, when the bottom fell out of their custom home business. Falling from annual sales of $1.4 million dollars to just $30,000 was a devastating time in their lives. That same year, Megan had to go back to work where she witnessed all of their commercial equipment being repossessed by the bank, across from her new job. The Colemans tried their first network marketing opportunity in 2004, where they gained understanding on how networking could change their family’s life. After joining Ignite in 2005, they are realizing the financial freedom in their lives and are thankful to share it with others.
Destiny Curlee was a college football player on an up-and-coming team. Unsurprisingly, he had the NFL gleam in his eye. Just before his tryout, however, Destiny took the biggest hit of his career – not in a game, but in a car accident. “My dreams were shattered,” Destiny says. About that same time, Destiny had a daughter and a renewed sense of purpose. “The purpose that drives me involves bequeathing a legacy to a new generation,” he says. “I knew with Ignite I could do that.” He also knew he could help others in the process. “My goal is to help dozens of families down to the road to financial freedom,” Destiny says. “This business enables one to empower others. And, like football, it is a team activity. Teamwork makes the dream work!” Destiny has a strong personal faith that propels him past obstacles. “I understood I could fulfill my dreams even after my accident and Ignite has provided the best vehicle for that,” he says. “I didn’t quite make it to the NFL, but becoming an Executive Director in Ignite demonstrated that I was still a major player, albeit in a different game. The rewards are definitely here for me and my family.”
Ajax & Barb Daugherty
Ajax Daugherty knew sales and business. He worked in the auto sales business for 34 years. What Ajax didn’t know was the satisfaction that came through a business which provided residual income. He finally discovered that through Ignite. “When I first saw the Ignite Opportunity, I didn’t like the thought of starting over at my age,” Ajax says. “Then I learned that this business could be willed to our heirs and provide income to my family for generations. And since Ignite provides a life-essential service, rather than a product, we have a strong basis for residual income that will continually grow.” Ajax, with Barb’s support, grew his Ignite business strong, focusing on training, and has long been recognized as a helpful face throughout the field. “I enjoy helping others,” he says. “This business enables me to do that by sharing this opportunity with people and supporting charities I believe in. Of course, generosity begins at home. Barb and I love the fact that our Ignite has become a family asset and a legacy that will generate income for many years to come.”
Mark & Jody Delgado
Mark and Jody Delgado live in Colleyville, Texas and have two children. Mark has long been a successful entrepreneur, operating a radiant barrier company. That has enabled Jody to be a stay-at-home mom. Despite success on his own, however, Mark has always possessed a willingness to listen to other opportunities. So when he saw Ignite, he figured it would be a great supplement to his primary income and a real game-changer to his friends and family. “I liked the fact that with Ignite you didn’t have to deal with inventory, employees, overhead or any of the headaches that come with a conventional business,” Mark says. Jody adds, “Because of Ignite, we are able to travel more and spend quality time together building family memories.” Mark is particularly excited that Ignite is unfolding plans to go into other states. “I just don’t see any real downside to this business,” Mark says. “Ignite is so much more flexible and rewarding than most standard businesses. It’s a real jewel.”
Being a custom home builder proved to be a great career for Eddie Duffey, until the crash came. “The building industry began a decline in 2007, and then the real estate market crashed completely the next year,” Eddie says. “It was really a financial disaster for my family.” Then the Ignite Opportunity came along. “Getting introduced to Ignite proved to be a real turning point for me,” he says. “I worked the business hard, and it helped save my family from financial ruin. I know many builders and developers who literally lost everything they ever worked for once the crash hit. Ignite came along for us and proved to be a great business despite the economy. Because of it, we didn’t have to forfeit our home or other properties. I’m so glad I found Ignite when I did. It has made all the difference.”
Melvin R. Farrell Jr.
With 37 years experience as a pilot under his belt, plus 20 years as an airframe and power plant mechanic, you could say that Melvin Farrell knows all about flying high. “I could legally fly before I could legally drive,” Melvin quips. A long-time fan of network marketing, Melvin never jumped in because, in his words, “I did not want to sell a product month after month after month.” That all changed when he was introduced to Ignite. “I knew I had to be a part of it. I knew it was going to be big. It just made sense.” Thanks to Ignite, Melvin is flying higher than ever before. “My grandchildren’s college tuition is going to be covered, because of what I have been able to do with Ignite. Plus, I have always wanted my own plane, and since joining Ignite I have bought two.”
Jennifer & Russel Fuchs
Jennifer Fuchs was a full-time mother and a part-time teacher at her daughters’ school. Although that wasn’t a bad set up, it wasn’t terribly lucrative either. And with personal debt piling up, the need to boost her kids’ college fund accounts and a big recession around the corner, Jennifer needed a change. “A friend introduced me to Ignite and I was intrigued by the idea of getting paid on energy bills,” Jennifer says. “I saw that Ignite could help not only us, but other families as well. I understood the need to make a long-term commitment for it to work.” Since that time a few years ago, Jennifer looks back on her decision to do Ignite with great satisfaction. “It would have been tough to even make ends meet during the economic slowdown,” she says. “With Ignite, however, we prospered, erased our debts and even got the college funds going strong. And one of the most important things has been helping others change their lives for the better. God has blessed us with many friends through Ignite. Now my next goal is to help Russel retire from his job as a welding engineer.” Russel adds, “This business has really transformed our lives.”
Willa, an athletic director in the Ft. Worth school district, has always been active in sports. With her gung ho spirit, Willa saw Ignite as another avenue for fun while competing at a high level. It certainly paid off as now she can always attend her teenagers’ sporting events or take them out to a pro ball game any time they please. “With my Ignite business, I can reach any goal I desire,” she says.
Winston, an educator, wanted to create more freedom in his life. Growing his Ignite business enabled that wish in ways he could have hardly imagined. Today, Winston can spend his time as he pleases, travel with his kids at will and has the freedom to dream again, knowing that this time around he can readily achieve them. “It’s hard to understand the true value of freedom until you have it,” he says.
Elridge & Dawn Guillory
With Elridge pulling double duty as a Houston Fire Fighter and the owner/broker of Quest Real Estate, and Dawn working as a middle school assistant principal, the Guillorys fully understand the value of time freedom. Not ones to waste time, the Guillorys quickly saw the value of Ignite within a few short minutes of viewing the business plan. As Dawn states, “Energy made sense! And with our two boys providing our ‘why’, along with the impact of how volatile the economy is right now, we knew we had to get started right away.” Adds Elridge, “The Ignite Opportunity has given a glimpse of financial and time freedom. Our long-term goal is to not only to build a huge residual income but also to build long-lasting friendships with our new partners!
Mark & Chanda Harris
Mark Harris was a factory representative for a major manufacturer, operated a trucking company, flipped houses in real estate and had a full-time cattle and horse operation. To say he was engaged in a whirlwind of activity is an understatement. Plus, he also coached one of his children’s baseball teams. As busy as he was, why did Mark add Ignite to the mix? Subtraction by addition. “I wanted to go from a sixteen-hour day down to an eight-hour day,” he says. Before long, he did. “With Ignite, I don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time,” Mark says. “I no longer do work as a manufacturing rep, in trucking or flipping houses. But we keep the livestock. And, of course, we have time for our children and grandchild.” Chanda (who works as a hospice nurse) adds, “I still work my job because it is important to me, not because I have to. Ignite gives us time for what’s important.”
Nawal & Waheed Hassani
Waheed Hassani lives in Pottstown, Pennsylvania with his wife, Nawal. The couple, both natives of Morocco, moved back to the U.S in 2001 where Waheed’s mechanical engineering degree gave them hopes of a better life. After realizing the daily corporate arena was not his ideal way of securing a strong future for his family, Waheed started his own business. In fact, at one point, he had three businesses. “I was doing well financially, but not having any time to spend with my family was a heavy price to pay,” Waheed says. “I knew I had to make a decision and change.” Waheed immediately accepted an invitation to see what Ignite was all about. “From day one, I was amazed at the simplicity of the business,” Waheed says. “You can start at the bottom, work it part-time and move up to the top.” Waheed and his wife are glad for Ignite and the time they are able to spend together. “Because of my husband’s hard work and determination, I have the opportunity to stay home with our two sons every day,” Nawal says. “It’s truly a blessing.”
Ron & Tony Jarrah
Ron and Tony Jarrah are twins and have always done things as a pair. In fact, Ron and Tony even married two sisters, Dareen and Lorraine respectively, on the very same day – a year after meeting them on a summer vacation! In their younger days, these two brothers attended the same university and later enlisted in the ranks of Corporate America. As they grew tired of working for others, Ron and Tony started a real estate business together in 2004, just a few short years before the industry crash. When the real estate crisis began, the two then entered the car industry. There they found some success, but grew tired of constantly fighting a recession. Fate intervened when a friend walked into their dealership one day to introduce Ron and Tony to Ignite. The brothers soon saw their entrepreneurial aspirations come together with the new opportunity. “Our car business required painfully long hours”, Ron says. “We hardly saw our families and viewed Ignite as the key to our freedom. ” Indeed, the Ignite financial vehicle soon freed the brothers from their vehicle business. “Appropriately, we declared our freedom on Independence Day by permanently closing the dealership doors on July 4,2011″, Tony says. “We’ve now found incredible success together with Ignite!”
Rosalie Jefferson has quite a varied career background. Today, in addition to her role as one of Ignite’s field leaders, Rosalie is also a writer, a patented inventor and a Life Coach who counsels people on marriage and divorce, among other issues. Rosalie started with Ignite several years ago and worked really hard – until life hit her even harder. “I was having a very difficult time with personal matters for a while,” she says. “I was not able to work my Ignite business during that time, but my residual checks kept coming in. Ignite was really there for me when I needed it.” Today, Rosalie loves focusing on family, Ignite and several exciting projects that enable others to benefit from her life experience. “I’ve worked in field sales, encompassing a range that included everything from healthcare to corporate training,” she says. “Prior to working Ignite full-time, I also booked talent, particularly authors, celebrity athletes and motivational speakers. It was all certainly interesting, but now with my Ignite income, I have more freedom to pursue things that are important to me personally and professionally, while helping others along the way.”
Eric & Jacquilla Johnson
As a former sales and finance manager for a major automobile company, Eric Johnson spent 10 years working more than 60 hours each week. Eric’s wife, Jacquilla, has spent the past 20 years in the childcare industry with infants and toddlers. This DeSoto, Texas couple was approached multiple times about the Ignite Opportunity before accepting an invitation to hear the information. “When I finally saw the information, I knew this business was something special,” Eric says. “Now, I work full-time with Ignite, and my wife is a co-owner of a daycare where she continues her passion of enriching the lives of children.” The couple joined Ignite to create generational income for their future grandchildren and strives to make a solid contribution to their business through effective leadership, dedication and drive. “We have been blessed with five beautiful children,” Jacquilla says, “and Ignite has given us a chance to live the life of our dreams with our family.”
Mike & Janice Jolley
Prior to Ignite, Mike Jolley was in the restaurant business for over 30 years, spending his last two decades as the President and CEO of a well-known, Houston-based Bar-B-Q Restaurant Company. After being bought out by a competitor, Mike and his wife, Janice, were introduced to Ignite by some friends. The Jolleys quickly realized the incredible opportunity Ignite presented. “It has given us a chance to start a new business and build something together,” Mike says. “We truly believe that people can have everything they want in life by simply helping enough other people get what they want. That is exactly what makes this business work!”
Before Ignite, Beth Jones spent her life working with children and their families. From child care centers to hospitals, Beth helped improve relationships between children and their families. After Beth started her own family Beth wanted more flexibility in her schedule that would allow her to spend more time at home with her two sons. “Ignite has brought a whole new meaning of value to my life and many others,” Beth says. “On a daily basis, I get to inspire others, be more involved with my sons’ activities and help them with their school work. My big ‘why’ is definitely my children!” Beth believes Ignite is a fantastic, life-essential commodity and business that everyone should be a part of. “I help people make money on something we all use on a daily basis, but my favorite part of Ignite is the relationships and friendships I’ve made,” Beth says. “This business is truly about helping others succeed. If you focus on helping other people achieve success, you can make a big difference in others’ lives as well as your own. I absolutely cherish each teammate because winning amongst a team displays the great value and love we have for one another.”
Chris LaFaive felt that the modern-day gold rush had passed him by. “I was in the construction business during the biggest real estate boom in U.S. history,” he says. “I made a living, but the big players made a fortune.” Then Chris saw Ignite. “I saw a huge opportunity with energy deregulation and didn’t want to miss out,” he says. “Ignite enables common people to profit from this huge market shift. You don’t have to be a big player to take advantage of it.” Chris has worked hard and done well with Ignite. Now he has an ambitious plan for early retirement. “I want to get to the point where I work only by choice, not necessity,” he says. “The deregulation of a market the size of energy will only happen once in life. I already missed out on one gold rush. I’m not missing this one!”
Ken & Joanne Langdon
As a former high-ranking executive with The Home Depot, Ken held responsibility for thousands of associates in over 2,000 stores across all 50 states. This demanding position required that Ken keep a very extensive travel schedule, work upwards of 70 hours per week and relocate his family five times in five years. “After swimming with sharks in corporate America for 25 years, I decided it was time for me to build my own aquarium,” Ken says. “After being introduced to Ignite in 2009, I realized I wanted my time back to enjoy with my family.” With Ignite, Ken is able to keep his own hours and stay settled in one location with his wife Joanne and their son Anthony. “The introduction to residual income in this industry changed everything about how I get to live my life every day,” Ken says. “I am excited to be able to use my skill set to help others achieve success. Time freedom is the gold standard for any entrepreneurial activity.”
The car business wasn’t bad for James Levins, except for the lack of rest. “I bought cars from dealers and sold them at auctions,” he says. “The pay was good, but the hours weren’t.” Fortunately for James, his brother had discovered Ignite. “He wouldn’t leave me alone about it,” James says, laughing. “Finally, I took a look and realized what we had.” James worked hard, doing both cars and Ignite for a while. “Finally, I put the brakes on the car business,” he says. “I only got paid there when I sold something, but now with energy I have a residual income. No one was going to pay me each time they started a car!” James loves the time flexibility his Ignite business provides. He also enjoys helping people upgrade their lifestyles and get out of debt. With diligence, James became Ignite’s first Executive Director in the northeast region. With all these good things, however, the rest problem is yet to be solved. “I can’t sleep thinking about all the expansion opportunities ahead with Ignite!” he says.
Toni & Chris Levins
Chris and I have been small business owners for the past 13 years,” said Toni Levins. “Because of our business and Chris being such a hard worker, my schedule is flexible. T his allows me to help our family. I get to stay home with our daughter every day; I was even able to be with my father full time when he was ill. Chris worked 80-100 hours per week, which meant he missed family dinners, birthdays and even holidays. When Isabella, our daughter, was born, Chris started resenting the dependency the business created on his time. He was looking for something different, something to help get his time back. When he saw Ignite for the first time, he was in. He knew this could change our lives. I know now he will be there to see Isabella grow up. We both look forward to continue to help people change their lives, too!”
Brad & Kia Lewis
A career based on one’s interests is great until those interests diminish. Then it’s more like just another job. Just ask Brad Lewis. He enjoyed a career helping artists in the music industry for many years until his interest in it slowly waned. His wife Kia fared somewhat better with her career as a Wellness Coach, sensing a strong calling in that area. “Ignite offered a way to remain self-employed while building a substantial residual income using a non-traditional business model,” Brad says. “I liked working with great musical artists, but the long hours really cut into our family life.” Kia says, “With Ignite we can build true financial and time freedom. This will enable us to fund projects in art, character-building for children and also establish a wellness center. Basically, we will help others realize their personal, financial, and spiritual potential via the Ignite Opportunity.”
Quin & Pam Lloyd
An Account Manager with Whirlpool Corporation, Quin Lloyd joined Ignite for two main reasons – to be able to pay for his kids’ college education and to help his wife Pam retire from working. Now that his business has reached a level of success capable of making these dreams a reality, Quin has developed new goals. “I want to have a retreat center that can be used for Couples, Men’s and Women’s groups, to make a difference in their lives,” says Quin. “I don’t want to finance it, but rather pay for it outright. Ignite has allowed me to dream with a possibility of that dream coming true.”
As a current real estate investor, Steve Lloyd knows the value of building leverage and residual income. Steve buys distressed real estate assets and raises money through private investors to fund his real estate transactions. Ignite has helped him successfully build both. “I enjoy meeting new people, making new friends, traveling and teaching others how to recognize and achieve their dreams through building a passive residual life,” Steve says. “My dream is to retire in 10 years with a margarita in my hand, while sitting in sunny, 72-degree weather.”
Nicholas Loyle has had the entrepreneurial spark in him since he was a young man. At the age of 18, Nicholas launched his own coupon magazine which is still in market today. His entrepreneurial spirit then brought him into the wireless industry, where he owned and operated a cellular business for over 10 years. It was here that he met and married his best friend, Michelle. The couple now resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania with their three children.
Nick began investing in real estate as an additional income opportunity before finding Ignite. “Money gives power to good intentions,” Nick says. “I am a huge fan of helping others and being a good steward with what God has given me. It is why I am passionate about the power of residual income with Ignite.”
Joe & Martha Mathews
The Mathews’ lives have been wrapped up in helping people, particularly youths, reach their potential. Joe worked in the juvenile justice system for 25 years and has long helped kids through sports programs. For her part, Martha was always a teacher. Joe and Martha have both retired and joined Ignite because they saw it as an opportunity to build a business on their own terms. “I could work as much or as little as I wanted and earn extra income for our family,” Joe says. “Being retired, with our children grown, I wasn’t initially looking for additional revenue. However, I’m always open to new ideas for personal growth and Ignite provided that.” Joe has always had a heart for developing others and describes himself as a people person and a goal setter. “I’ve long assisted young people in setting and attaining personal goals,” he says. “I now use those same skills to help Ignite associates realize their dreams. Doing that through this business fuels our dreams as well. While I originally thought of Ignite as a means for extra income, I now see it as the avenue to achieve my ultimate goal.” Martha chimes in saying, “We have always helped children. Now ours are grown and our goal is to help them relocate back in our hometown. It will be such a blessing to all be together again!”
Dave & Kathy McKinney
Prior to joining Ignite, Dave had been retired from successful careers in the real estate management and publishing businesses. As a Certified Property Manager, he was responsible for the management of a large portfolio of apartment communities across the sunbelt. Kathy was a travel agent serving the specialty market of church-group ski travel. She worked with youth pastors from churches throughout the South in the planning of their annual ski trips. It was her agency’s owner who first introduced them to the Ignite Opportunity in late March of 2005. Dave says, “The opportunity to build a true residual income by simply helping some people to save money on their electric bills while helping others to build their own businesses was the most compelling reason we joined Ignite. Now, as we continue to build our business, it is our goal to endow and perpetually fund a charitable foundation for the benefit of several causes that we feel led to support.”
Byron & Lisa Montgomery
When Byron and Lisa were introduced to Ignite, they first saw it as an opportunity to earn a little income in a short period of time. Little did they know that their Ignite income would soon exceed the income from their current businesses. Because of the financial growth they have experienced with the Ignite opportunity, they now have more time to spend with their family and volunteer with their church. Their key to success? They feel that it is impossible to succeed in this business without helping others succeed. “A life lived to help others is the only one that matters,” says Byron.
Lisa Montgomery of Colleyville, Texas needed just one look at the Ignite opportunity to know it was the perfect way to help others and create financial freedom for herself and her family. Because of the financial growth she has experienced with Ignite, Lisa has been able to maintain her lifestyle, enroll and pay her own tuition in the EMBA program at SMU, and send her two youngest daughters to Boston College and St. Edwards University—both private colleges. Lisa achieved her success by remembering what a very important person in Lisa’s life once reminded her, “A life lived to help others is the only one that matters, and never forget to dream big.”
Jennifer & Sean Moran
Jennifer wasn’t looking for a business opportunity when she happened upon Ignite in 2005, she was just longing for relief. “I was certainly overworked and tired back then,” Jennifer says. “Still, I was skeptical of business opportunities and felt set with my six-figure job.” She finally decided to work Ignite part time and contribute the profits to her church. Yet Jennifer’s Ignite business soon became something more. “I saw Ignite as a way to spend more time with my kids,” she says. Thus, Jennifer and her husband Sean made Ignite work for them and have since left their jobs behind. Today, the Morans enjoy family time in their self-described dream home. And for her part, Jennifer works to help others find the career relief she’s experienced. “What started out as a project to help my church has transformed itself into my personal mission,” she says. “People believe they can’t have both money and time for their family, but I tell them they can with Ignite.”
A former Executive Director for a non-profit organization, Perry joined Ignite because a man he trusted and respected showed him the Ignite marketing plan. From that meeting, Perry walked away confident that he could create an additional source of income. Perry is thankful to Ignite for giving him an immeasurable amount of time freedom to spend with his family. His sights are set on continuing to grow his business so that it will be his sole source of retirement income.
Kirk & Lynn Newsom
After graduating from Baylor University, Kirk returned to Dallas and has enjoyed a private civil law practice for over thirty years. While still currently practicing law full time, Kirk responded openly to an invitation to consider the Ignite Opportunity and has since built the business on a part-time basis. To Kirk, Ignite presented both a chance to be in business with his son, Christopher, and an opportunity to build substantial residual income. Kirk seeks to build a financial legacy for his family on the shirt-tails of Ignite leadership, who he believes have already positioned Ignite and Stream Energy as one of the most successful entrepreneurial enterprises in the history of American business.
Robert & Carrie Paster
Robert Paster worked as an engineer and his wife, Carrie, as an educator. Despite their vastly different career choices, one thing the Pasters shared was a genuine passion for people. Then one day at work, Robert fortuitously discovered how they could use that passion together when someone introduced him to Ignite. “Neither of us had done network marketing before, so we simply relied on the system Ignite has in place, a support team of our fellow Associates and the knowledge that everyone needs energy,” says Carrie. Today, the Pasters have a new passion in their lives – residual income.
After many years of successful conventional business ownership, including real estate, a dental office, and dental labs, Christina was introduced to the Ignite Opportunity by a close friend. Reluctant at first to hear about network marketing, she was still intrigued about the idea of helping yourself and others by tapping into the electricity market. “After just one look at the Ignite compensation plan and the passive residual income that was available,” says Christina, “I knew financial freedom was truly obtainable in a very short time.” She attributes her success in Ignite to focusing tenaciously on her vision, holding fast to her goals and never quitting on herself.
For 25 years, Wayne Pekarski of Levittown, Pennsylvania was a concrete finisher/mason working week-to-week and paycheck-to-paycheck to support himself and his son. With no formal education and having been on his own since the age of 17, Wayne thought that hard labor and his own efforts were the only way to make a living. Then, he overheard some Senators discussing energy deregulation and how families could both benefit and profit from it. He asked a friend to look into it. She found Ignite, and Wayne found a different way of life. “When my employer told me that I had leveled out in his business and would never get a raise, I walked away from my job and threw myself into Ignite full-time,” Wayne says. “Now, two years later, I have a solid monthly income and a growing business that I own instead of working a 60-hour, back-breaking week laying concrete to build my boss’s dream.” With the financial freedom and the time freedom Wayne has experienced through Ignite, he says, “I can finally see that life is meant to be lived on my terms, not someone else’s.”Wayne continues, “Ignite has absolutely changed me-financially, spiritually and personally. I almost can’t believe that I now get paid for simply sharing this gift of Ignite with others and helping others truly experience ‘Life 180.’ Ignite is just beginning!”
A former insurance and finance professional, Ernesto Perez knows a thing or two about business. So when he was introduced to Ignite, it was a no brainer: “Finally someone got it right! Getting paid on a life-essential service creates the pathway to a true residual income that is recession proof!” As a successful Ignite team builder and mentor, Ernesto is humbled by his experience with the company. “We not only offer savings, we also offer an opportunity like no other: we offer hope and the chance to impact people’s lives. It’s a wonderful feeling being able to help our fellow human beings by either saving money on their energy bills or by helping supplement their incomes through Ignite. We are bringing value to the table. It really doesn’t matter where you came from or what you did in the past. What matters is where you are going, and with the Ignite Opportunity you can go far.”
A former owner of a retained search firm, as well as the force behind a start-up software company, Bob Perkins is a believer in entrepreneurship. So when he was first exposed to Ignite back in April 2005, he was ready. “What I saw in my first Ignite meeting was a business model based on solid marketing principles that I knew could work. The excitement and enthusiasm of people I respected also convinced me that I wanted to be a part of this. I have realized things about myself and my place in the world I think I never would have realized were it not for my accepting this challenge and then demanding more out of myself.”
Tony Perry & Patti Bachtel
Life was like a dream when Tony Perry and Patti Bachtel were riding high in their real estate and development businesses. They were even chosen to lead a team of volunteers to transform a family’s life on ABC’s Extreme Makeover – Home Edition. Then when the real estate market collapsed in 2007, Tony and Patti needed a life-transforming makeover of their own. “The mayor of our town told us about Ignite,” says Tony. “We knew this opportunity could turn our fortunes around.” Tony and Patti took the attitude of students while learning Ignite. “We knew about sales, but this isn’t like that,” Patti says. “It’s more like sharing.” Tony and Patti have not only enjoyed success in Ignite, but have started dreaming again. “Early retirement and more family time are now back in our vocabulary,” Tony says.
Armando Quintero owned an auto repair shop when he discovered Ignite. “It started out as a way of saving money on my energy bills,” he says. “Then I realized the business could really help people get ahead. Things grew as I started talking to others about Ignite and eventually went from part time to full time.” Armando had tried network marketing before, but found that the products he represented didn’t fill a significant need. “In Ignite, however, we offer something families already use and have budgeted for,” he says. “We don’t have to convince people to consume products they weren’t already using. Thus, we fill peoples’ hearts with real hope rather than their garages with unused products.” What started out as a way to save money and help other people has transformed Armando’s own life. “I still can’t believe this,” he says. “I help other people through Ignite and get richly rewarded for it.”
Raul & Maricela Ramirez
Prior to joining Ignite, Raul worked for 23 years for one of the largest plastic recycling companies. However, he was looking for a way he could own his own business, and it was in 2008 (during the economic recession) that he was introduced to Ignite. “I saw Ignite as a very successful company that was growing, and I felt that it could be the way out of the recession for my family and me.” Now that he has achieved the level of Executive Director in Ignite, what’s next? “I love Ignite and want to continue working with my downline Associates, so they can also prosper by becoming Senior Directors and eventually Executive Directors. Ignite has changed my life. Not only have I met some terrific people, but I have also made a lot of friends. This company is helping me to become debt free, achieve time freedom, and finally be able to take vacation trips with my family.”
Jeff & Virgie Ransberger
The Ransbergers, owners of Ransberger Auction House, joined Ignite during its first year in business because they wanted a financially worry-free lifestyle. Says Virgie, “We got involved with Ignite because we wanted to establish a firm foundation for our future lives. It has changed our lives in many different ways, and it has allowed us to develop friendships and meet interesting people from all walks of life.”
Kush & Media Rashid
Prior to joining Ignite, Kush and Media Rashid of Houston, Texas were both heavily involved in the real estate industry. The couple joined Ignite because they were familiar with the value of passive income. “With Ignite, we are afforded the opportunity to build another form of passive income without the liabilities associated with rental income,” Kush says. “Because Ignite’s product is energy, it provides a greater scope of opportunity than the real estate industry.” The Rashids hope to help others realize their own personal and financial dreams, as well as helping people learn and appreciate the beauty in life by learning and appreciating the beauty within themselves. “Ignite has changed our lives tremendously and has some of the most amazing people,” Kush says. “We have grown in grace and appreciation of all the interactions that have been afforded to us through our relationship with Stream Energy and Ignite.”
Dave & Diana Regis
Having been in financial services (insurance and annuities) for the past 30 years, Dave and Diana joined Ignite with a strong fiscal background. They wanted to do something special with their lives, and through Ignite they feel they have an opportunity to help their family and friends build passive, residual income. Dave and Diana’s long-term goal is to be a part of a leadership team that they feel will dominate the energy markets in the various states that Stream Energy and Ignite enter. They feel that Ignite has given them the tools to dream again, and to build leaders to have freedom to be all they can be.
Mike Reid knows business. Indeed, he owned a construction company for 40 years. Mike also knows service. He serves on his church’s finance committee and helped start community banks during his years as a County Commissioner. With Ignite, Mike feels he has finally merged his business skills and service orientation together. “First of all, I saw that Ignite provided a great way to secure a future for my family,” he says. And family is certainly important to Mike as he has been married to his wife, Sandi, for 41 years. They have two children and seven grandchildren. “I also like that I can share Ignite with other families so that they can benefit as we have,” Mike says. A great business and service to others, all rolled into one. “It makes perfect sense,” Mike says. “What’s not to like?”
Steve & Michelle Reynolds
Service – perhaps that term best defines the personal mission of Steve and Michelle Reynolds. Steve has served in the Air Force for 30 years and Michelle is a stay-at-home mother who donates her spare time to local charities. And Ignite fits right into the Reynolds’ lives by enabling them to create more family time for themselves, while also helping others establish their own Ignite businesses. “We saw this as a vehicle to build passive, residual income,” Michelle says. “Exchanging hours for dollars really just takes time away from the family. Ignite provided a way to win our time back.” And with Michelle’s habit of reaching out to others, it’s something she loves to share. “Ignite keeps us more engaged with those around us,” she says. “For those seeking financial improvement, it’s a blessing to be able to tell them about this business. In fact, the new relationships we’ve made are one of the greatest benefits of Ignite.” And of course, the Reynolds also love that it pays to share. “By helping people improve their financial lot, that grows our business and helps our family in the process,” Steve says.
Stefan & Nancy Rodriguez
In a funny paradox, the motives that led Stefan to join Ignite are the exact same reasons that kept him initially from getting started: time and money. Having a short supply of both, Stefan was reluctant to enter the world of Ignite at first; however, his career in the retail world provided plenty of incentive to try something new. Stefan states, “I could never make commitments to my family because work always interfered. Holidays and weekends were just another day of work while my family spent time without me.” Thanks to Ignite, his outlook is now much more positive. “There doesn’t seem to be a way to measure just what we can accomplish with the Ignite Opportunity. It will create a comfortable and exciting life and retirement for our family and for generations to come.”
Working as a business lawyer for nearly a quarter century gave Joseph Roseborough a well-rounded perspective on how various businesses operate. Then when he was introduced to Ignite, Joseph was surprised to find something different. “My work in law provided me a unique opportunity to evaluate numerous business models,” he says. “The Ignite Opportunity was the best I had ever seen.” Before long, Joseph jumped in for himself. “I enjoy helping people and making new friends, which are key factors in developing a successful Ignite business,” he says. Joseph particularly loves the idea of building a residual income, something that his otherwise lucrative profession doesn’t provide. “In working Ignite as a part-time business, I have the opportunity to continue my work as a lawyer and still build a nice income on the side,” he says.
Tim & Julie Sebastian
Tim and Julie Sebastian saw Ignite initially as a vehicle to help keep their daughters in Christian school, and further, believed in the power of residual income that getting paid on energy bills could produce. As owners and operators of 11 retail furniture stores, the Allentown, Pennsylvania couple constantly struggled with finding a balance between running a business and spending time with their family. “Ignite has begun to change our lives in the most precious of ways with time freedom,” Julie says. “I have been able to be home with our four-year-old daughter before she starts school next year, which is something our two older daughters did not get to experience. Tim now works Ignite full time and is able to prioritize his schedule around important family events.” The Sebastians continue to work their Ignite business with the ultimate goal of complete financial and time freedom. Ignite makes this goal possible by providing a simple, proven, and duplicatable system that anyone can follow. “We believed in the power of residual income and the incredible business model of getting paid on energy bills,” Tim says. “I believe our ultimate success will be measured by how many people we impact and help accomplish their own goals. We are truly blessed to have a world class team of people that have joined us on this journey!”
Mikel & Patricia Shaheed
Mikel and Patricia Shaheed know about helping others on a professional level. He has owned a dental lab for 30 years and she has practiced as an internist for more than 25 years. Mikel also knows about helping people professionally in another way: network marketing. “In addition to my dental business, I’ve been networking for decades,” he says. “But when I found Ignite, I recognized a powerful opportunity for true residual income that could contribute to the financial stability of my family for generations.” Mikel worked hard with personal excitement and Patricia’s support to build his Ignite business. “For me, this business is about more than personal gain,” Mikel says. “I want to help as many people as I can through this opportunity. Patricia and I have always been in the helping professions, but I believe with Ignite I can help people on a whole new level.”
Lang & Penny Smith
Lang Smith knew stress. In fact, the condition was intricately bound up with his job in industrial sales. “I really saw it affecting my health,” he says. “Finally, one day I prayed for a better way and my phone rang a few hours later. Someone was calling to introduce me to Ignite.” Lang saw Ignite not only as a way to relieve him from the career bind, but as a way to help others as well. “I was able to leave my job behind after nine months,” he says. Today, Lang enjoys the Ignite business with his wife Penny who, as a retired Oncology nurse, certainly understands job pressure. The Smiths can’t say enough about their new lifestyle. “It’s great to finally have a stress-free life,” Lang says.
Bob & Melissa Spragins
Bob Spragins initially joined Ignite to supplement his children’s college payment. But as his Ignite business has grown and prospered, Bob’s “why” has changed from generating college money to the larger goal of taking control of his life financially. Ignite has enabled him to choose where he spends his time, whether it’s visiting his daughter in college or taking his son across the country for baseball, or just spending the day at home. Bob’s long-term goals are to be able to choose how to live his life, and by having the ability to invest, spend and share the financial rewards this business can bring.
Scott & Lisa Stok
As a Captain in the U.S. Army, Scott Stok learned that the only way to accomplish a mission was to help others accomplish theirs. “The Ignite business works in a similar fashion,” Scott says. “To reach the top in this business, you have to help others reach their goals.” Thanks to his success in Ignite, Scott, who has long worked as a traditional business owner and corporate executive, can now do Ignite full time. Scott’s next goal is to help Lisa retire early from her elementary teaching job. “The hard work and short term sacrifices have been worth it, and we have gained so much from the incredible friendships we have made along the way. Now early retirement and greater family time is within reach for us,” he says. “I owe it all to the Ignite Opportunity. Lisa and I are now blessed to help others start dreaming again.”
Entrepreneurship can be fun. Yet it can also be grueling. Manuel Thomas learned that lesson well with his former business as he owned and managed several automotive service centers. “Between employee issues, payroll management, budgets and keeping customers happy, it was a lot of work and created a ton of stress in my life,” Manuel says. “What a headache! Maintaining cars was one thing, but maintaining that pace was quite another. Then when a friend shared the ignite presentation with me, I saw a fresh new way to accomplish my financial goals without all the hassles of a traditional business.” Manuel knew hard work and had little trouble throwing himself into his Ignite business, finding success through diligence. “Now I feel like I am getting somewhere,” Manuel says. “I always loved owning a business, but now I can have a lucrative one through Ignite without all the headaches!”
Melanie, an administrator/owner of an assisted living facility in Cartersville, Georgia who also co-owns a salon and medical spa among other businesses, is an entrepreneur to her roots. Even though she had an already incredibly busy lifestyle, she knew that when she saw Ignite, she had to get involved. “I joined Ignite because as a business owner I could see the amazing potential of the residual income. I knew that in time it would allow me to be debt free in my own business, which had never happened with my other endeavors. And I have always wanted to do more for my passion in ministry. Ignite is the way I plan to have the freedom do more of that. I am energized and blessed to be helping others grow their businesses and to see many become successful with the Ignite Opportunity.
Richard (a business owner) joined Ignite to cover his fixed monthly expenses. But soon after joining, his vision of what Ignite could do for him expanded. Says Richard, “With Ignite, we know we had the opportunity to live life on our terms and help others realize their dreams. We see Ignite as a type of salary insurance, knowing that in good times and bad we have a “Plan B” income stream to see us through.”
John & Sandra Walsh
John Walsh played professional football and then worked for a long time as a supervisor in the auto manufacturing industry. For her part, Sandra served as a human resources director for many years in corporate America. Yet when the economy gets rough, even those in the employment field find it tough to stay employed, and Sandra at some point had trouble finding work. In response to this situation, the Walshes tried the route of traditional business ownership by operating a coffee vending business. Then the Walshes found Ignite. “Having been an entrepreneur, I knew that Ignite would only work if we treated it like a business,” John says. Coming in with a take-charge mindset, John and Sandra found they had a knack for leadership development. Over time, the Walshes became well-respected leaders in the field as they ascended through the ranks of Ignite’s compensation plan. Thanks to their newfound success, Sandra now happily describes herself as “unemployable”. “For the past several years, I have proudly listed a new position on my resume,” Sandra says. “It’s called a stay-at-home mom!”
Michael & Carie Ward
Michael and Carie Ward of Katy, Texas saw many appealing things about Ignite. Carie works as a Director of Operations at a law firm and Michael is a Division Manager for a call center. “We saw Ignite as the perfect retirement plan,” Carie says. Michael adds, “Unlike financial-based investments, an Ignite business enables you to control how much your income grows. We just invest time rather than money.” Ignite has not only been a significant financial opportunity for the Wards, but also an educational one for their children. “We are showing them the value of business and a more effective way to work,” Carie says. Then there are all of the friends the Wards have made through the business. “Investment, retirement, education for the kids and new friends to boot,” reflects Michael. “Ignite is really more than we ever bargained for.”
Bruce & Ashley Widener
As the owners of a governmental relations and association management firm, the Wideners have represented a variety of businesses for the last 38 years. On top of that, they kept their schedule full with a healthy commitment to civic duties, with Ashley currently serving as a member of the Fulton County School Board, and Bruce a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives. But this couple was not too busy to catch Ignite fever. After watching the Opportunity video on the website, they were captivated. “Ignite has brought back hope and excitement to us. With the ability to work with our friends and make new friends, we have a renewed enthusiasm regarding our business and lives.”
Jim & Fran Will
The Wills both enjoyed careers in the business world – Fran owned and operated a very successful travel agency which she sold a few years ago, and Jim is a business/sports consultant. So what compelled them to join Ignite? “We joined because of the simple and yet very powerful business plan centering around the deregulation of energy and the ability to receive residual income on one of life’s absolute necessities,” says Jim. “Our long-term goals with Ignite are to help and support the Ignite family to spread this beautiful message around the globe. Ignite has certainly changed, for the better, our lives both personally and professionally. We want to thank all the wonderful people we have met because of this opportunity. We are forever grateful.”
Dr. Terry Wille
A naturopathic doctor, investor and realtor, Dr. Wille is someone who is used to working hard and being a dedicated entrepreneur. When she saw Ignite, she was immediately attracted to it. “I thought it was a no-brainer, and I wanted to set myself up for passive, monthly, residual income. This is a business where you can watch lives change for the better.” Having reached the position of Executive Director, Dr. Wille is not ready to slow down. “My long-term goal is to continue to help change lives by introducing people to the fastest growing company in the history of the United States.”
With an MBA and a Master’s degree in Real Estate and Finance, Chad Williams thought he was ready for anything career-wise. Then came the collapse of the financial sector a few years ago that left the industry reeling and Chad re-thinking his direction. “I originally started Ignite for a Plan B, but soon it became more than that,” he says. Chad soon solidified his personal finances through Ignite and is now helping others do the same. “I was able to walk away from the corporate world at a young age, and it’s been great,” he says. “Now I feel that I can really impact the lives of others through this amazing opportunity. I really couldn’t say that about my old job. Since people will always pay for their energy, Ignite is the way to thrive in any economy.”
Scott & Amy Williams
Scott , an attorney by trade, and Amy, a stay-at-home mom, were financially secure before Ignite came into their life. Where they struggled, however, was in the area of time – Scott basically was too busy keeping his family afloat to have much time left to actually spend with them. That all changed when Ignite entered the picture. “Ignite opened a doorway that led me from working many hours a week to now being in a position where every day starts with figuring out what we are going to do as a family that day. It has been a truly fabulous business venture for us.”
David & Carla Wills
Can a good idea become a great idea? One did for David and Carla Wills. “When introduced to Ignite in 2009, we were owners of a retail wine and gifts store and already customers of Stream Energy,” David says. “We didn’t know that our store would soon close, but nevertheless thought that a financial ‘Plan B’ sounded like a good idea!” David and Carla worked hard at Ignite and were pleased to move ahead in Ignite’s lucrative compensation plan until reaching the Executive Director position. However, the Willses see their elevated status in Ignite today not so much as a destination, but as a launching pad for greater things. “We look forward to travelling and spreading the word about the Ignite Opportunity as the company expands into new markets,” David says. “We want to produce a legacy for our family through residual income. We also intend to endow a scholarship at our favorite university and increase our charitable giving to our church and other organizations.” The Willses believe the Ignite business goes beyond money, as it involves investing their lives in others. “Because of Ignite, we have made friends with many people who we otherwise would never have met,” Carla says. A great idea indeed.
Ron & Heather Woodall
Despite recent economic storms, Ron Woodall kept his head above water in his real estate business. Yet he was nevertheless intrigued when his father-in-law introduced him to Ignite and the possibility of residual income. “I knew success here would take effort,” he says. “Thus I gave my new Ignite business serious and immediate action. The flexibility of it allowed me to squeeze Ignite into my busy schedule.” Soon, Ron was building up a level of residual income that came in handy during his leaner months in real estate. “In that business, every time I sell a house, I’m unemployed,” he says. “But with Ignite, business activities always continue as my team keeps working even when my attention is elsewhere. That provides a consistent income. What a great feeling.” That feeling never dampened when Ron’s wife, Heather, wanted them to move back to her home state upon the birth of their first child. “We could realistically make that move, because Ignite not only offers residuals and flexibility, but also portability, unlike real estate,” Ron says. “It’s incredible!”
Derek & Bernadette Wright
Careers in law – that was the Wrights’ ticket to success. But at what price? “I always thought becoming an attorney represented a great career option while I was growing up,” Bernadette says. “What I didn’t realize was how much time and stress that kind of career required. At some point, I hardly recognized myself and life was happening without me.” Bernadette finally sought an answer to her plight. Enter Ignite. She worked hard at her new business and quickly won Derek’s support. “I was always being approached with different opportunities,” he says. “I wouldn’t even consider them. Then Bernadette’s experience made me give Ignite a second look. I soon realized it was different in that it offers a life essential service upon which to build a long-term income.” Bernadette admits that her Ignite business goes against the grain of her former career path, but has come to embrace that. “We so often define ourselves by job titles that we end up limiting ourselves,” she says. “Ignite provides a Plan B that can win your life back. It’s done that for me! Initially, this opportunity would have been the last place I’d have looked for an answer, but it should have been the first.” Derek says, “When you take off the blinders, it’s amazing how different things look.”
Dr. Terry & Kilwanda Young
If you ask Dr. Terry Young to point to the highlights of his professional career, several examples immediately spring to mind. “The biggest thrill in my 19-year educational career was acquiring a doctorate degree in December 2007,” says Dr. Young.”Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be called ‘Dr. Young.’ The excitement I felt once my professors at Argosy University indicated that I successfully defended my dissertation was invigorating. In addition, as an administrator of a high school for the past nine years, nothing thrilled me more than watching my students graduate from high school. As I led each graduation as a principal, I was humbled to know that I had such an impact on so many young lives.”
Not surprisingly, this committed educator and mentor brings a similar level of passion to his Ignite business. “The same excitement I felt the day I became Dr. Young is the same excitement I’m feeling every single day with Ignite. I have been on cloud nine since 2008 when I joined Ignite! Just like in education, Ignite is a people-oriented business. The more people you help build their own Ignite businesses, the more successful you become in yours. The relationships I have built as a result of joining Ignite are everlasting. Needless to say, I love this business!”
Dr. Young stresses that it is important to set objectives for your business and work steadily at it. “One of my goals in Ignite was to promote to Executive Director within five years. As people promoted to that level, I often had to remind myself that I work 70 to 80 hours every week as a principal. Therefore, Ignite was just a part-time thing for me. I worked Ignite five to six hours a week for a little more than four years. With the support of my team and my beautiful wife, Kilwanda, we can finally say that we are” Ignite Executive Directors.”