2017 Circle of Champions
When Myriam de la Sierra, an established entrepreneur joined forces with Bash Bokhari, a former pilot, they understood the potential of the telecommunications industry and the Opportunity ACN had to offer. Since joining ACN, they have made a powerful impact and through perseverance they have become role models within ACN, not just in Spain but throughout Europe.
After attending their first International convention in Nice in 2006, they were instantly attracted to ACN and its unlimited potential:
“We attended an ACN convention, there were a lot of people from France and England and other places but only one person from Spain with one little flag and we thought that this is a great opportunity for us!”
Myriam and Bash have built a successful organisation and one of the most important things about ACN is the rapidly expanding international market. For them, this is only the beginning.
Spanish entrepreneurs Myriam de la Sierra and Bash Bokhari, an unstoppable due who have quickly climbed the ranks to reach the position of Senior Vice President at ACN. With the involvement of their whole family there is no stopping this winning team.
Abdul was attracted to ACN because it presented the possibility for him to focus more of his time on his budding acting career. Little did he know at the time that this opportunity would play such a major role in his life!
During his childhood, his parents always struggled financially and Abdul was committed to making a difference. Despite the initial skepticism of others, Abdul worked hard to prove them wrong.
Today he is reaping the benefits of his hard work and continuously enlarging his network: while his parents immigrated to Europe to provide him with a better life, he can now proudly provide a better life for them!
“When you grow up you tend to believe that life is just the way it is, but life can be a lot greater than that when you realize one simple thing: everything around us was built by people that are no smarter than you. You can build your dreams into a reality and ACN has allowed me to build my life, not just live one.”
Working nearly 60 hours per week as a manager at a large retail chain, Ahmed Mukhtar was ready to embark on a new career path. He was looking for a vocation in life that would reward his positive mind-set and strong work ethic and so when introduced to ACN through a former work colleague; he knew he had found the professional challenge he was looking for.
ACN became the platform for Ahmed to not only establish his own business, but also attain a lifestyle he had previously only dreamed about. He attended his first ACN International Training event in October, 2013 and since then his life has been completely transformed.
“Any single person, with the right mind-set, the right attitude, desire, can come to ACN and have success. My first ACN event was last year - October, 2013. I witnessed a company that actually stood behind its people. What really caught my eye was the fact that ACN rewards individuals for their hard work and effort. If you apply yourself and work hard, ACN will recognize that and you will be promoted.”
Asos Harsin’s path to becoming a European Circle of Champions member is quite extraordinary. As a Kurd from the North of Iraq, Asos arrived in the Netherlands as a refugee while he was just a teenager.
Broke and lacking clear direction in his life, Asos was introduced to the ACN Business Opportunity via a former classmate and was immediately inquisitive as to how this could transform his life and lead to new beginnings. He left that meeting feeling confident that the ACN Opportunity would be his path to prosperity.
With a thirst for knowledge and a strong desire to grow his business, Asos soon found himself attending every training event possible to get new insights from some of ACN’s top leaders as well as to meet other like-minded IBOs.
Now Asos feels that his dreams are truly being realised. This does not mean he intends to rest on his laurels though, quite the opposite, because according to Asos, developing a business with ACN is not a sprint but a marathon and in some ways he feels that this is actually just the beginning of his journey.
Ayub had no previous experience in the network marketing industry and was struggling to provide a better life for his family. When he was approached by a coworker that wanted to present the ACN Opportunity to him, the possibility of a residual income immediately appealed to his young mind.
He has quickly built an extensive network through persistence and dedication, was able to pay all of his debts and enjoy a lifestyle that he only imagined possible in his dreams. At the Munich International event, he shared a message with the other Independent Business Owners:
“It doesn’t matter where you come from: you have a white piece of paper and a magic paint brush and you are the responsible to paint what you want to see. It doesn’t matter if you are not there yet, it is just important to keep the right mindset. “
Dominique Cano-Flores knew that he was going to achieve great success with ACN when he joined in 2004. In fact it didn't take very long at all for Dominique to establish himself in the ACN family.
Being in business for himself most of his life, Dominique was always open to new ventures, in particular ones with a commendable earning potential. This dynamic and successful entrepreneur owned two clothing shops and a restaurant but often thought to himself, ”There must be more to life than working 15 hour days!”
When a childhood friend approached him about ACN, Dominique realised this was exactly the type of opportunity he was looking for.
“I thought the concept was fantastic and I started without hesitation. I very confident I would be successful with ACN”.
He encourages new IBOs to be flexible, work hard and to build teams around events in order to succeed.
“The first event I attended, I understood that I could never bring enough people to ACN events. I never ask my team if they will come to the next event, I only ask, “how many people will you bring?”
Before Jamal Uddin moved to the United Kingdom 11 years ago, he was working as a bank manager in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
When he moved to London he was working as a security officer. However, he was tired of the daily routine that job entailed and was looking for an alternative way to earn a viable income.
A friend of his from Canada introduced him to ACN and after seeing a presentation online about the business Opportunity he decided to go to Canada to meet his contact in person and find out more about this potential venture. There were many things that appealed to him about the ACN Opportunity, the notion that he could work internationally while earning a residual income from the products people use every day were compelling factors in his decision to start his own ACN business.
He is thankful to many people who mentored him during his journey to become a Senior Vice President, not only for their training and guidance but also because they served to inspire him to achieve more with his business.
Jamal says, “It took me a couple of years to reach this position. When a security officer can do it and become a Senior Vice President, why can’t you?”
A sales person with no prior experience in the network marketing industry, Muddssar Bashir is a commendable example of what can be achieved through hard work and being an astute student. Muddssar was initially attracted to ACN’s growing product portfolio and the possibility to earn residual income.
Muddssar together with his business partner, Salman Sardar have grown a prosperous business, reaching the position of Senior Vice President within a couple of years of joining ACN.
Speaking at the 2014 ACN International Training event in Barcelona, Muddssar explains to the audience that all ACN IBOs are capable of achieving success: “Every single person present today at this International Training event can be successful. I am not special, but I have a bulletproof mind-set that has driven me to be successful and has ensured my Senior Vice President position at ACN.”
Nassim Kebbi worked tirelessly since the age of 17 in a number of different industries but primarily as an air conditioning technician which he did for almost ten years. He felt, however, that the hours were very long and the work was unfulfilling with little prospect for professional or personal growth.
With no concept of the network marketing industry or what it entailed, a young lady invited Nassim to a Business Opportunity meeting in France. He later attended a training event in Paris which cemented his desire to become an Independent Representative and embark on a new chapter in his professional life.
Setting his own hours and working alongside a team with similar interests were just some of the advantages he saw that encouraged him to quit his job after 4 months and be fully devoted to building his business with ACN. He also saw the possibility of expanding his organisation outside of France which greatly appealed to him, as ACN was already operating in more than twenty countries on four continents.
Nassim first became a European Circle of Champions member several years ago and remains an integral part of the 2014 Circle of Champions team.
With no previous experience in the network marketing industry, but with a long-standing professional background in sales, Salman Sardar had the right credentials to start his own ACN business. There were several factors that cemented Salman’s desire to start with ACN; in particular he was impressed with ACN’s growing product portfolio and attractive compensation plan.
Salman together with his business partner, Muddssar Bashir have grown their business from strength to strength, reaching the position of Senior Vice President within a couple of years of joining ACN.
With dedication and great mentorship, Salman never gave up on his personal goal. One rule that he teaches his team is to have self-belief, set goals and do not give up until you have achieved them: “To be successful at ACN, you need to give your 100 percent to your business, never listen to negative people and never give-up!”
Zia Rehman, originally from Pakistan, moved to The United Kingdom to find a better life for himself and his family. With a sensational desire to be a successful businessman, it was not until he encountered ACN, that he was able to finally realize his dream. Zia has quickly climbed the ranks to achieve the pinnacle of success at ACN.
“I found my best friend in ACN! Your best friend is not someone who tries to drag you down when you want to succeed. Your best friend is the person who helps you accomplish your dreams. If you want to be financially free, your best friend is the one who encourages you. The ACN leaders contributed big time to my success and I will nourish this friendship by working hard and inspiring and motivating my team.”
ACN was the vehicle that helped Zia accomplish his personal goal of financial security as he is now in a position to provide for his family. Zia has quickly climbed the ranks to achieve the pinnacle of success at ACN and attributes this success to following ACN’s system and allocating time to self-educate.
Mohammed used to be a teacher but he had an inner desire to pursue an entrepreneurial business. ACN’s Compensation Plan and extensive Product portfolio presented him with the perfect vehicle to follow his true calling.
After attending one of ACN’s international events, he made a promise to achieve success and his determination propelled him to build a large team at a fast pace, reassuring him that he made the right choice by embracing a company with a simple but logical approach to earning a living.
“To have things in life that you never had before you should do things that you have never done before. Let my story be an example for those who keep making excuses: it not about making time to make things happen, it is all about making the hours count. Once you leave your comfort zone and never give up, you can reach the top.”
At first glance, it may seem odd that Art would become a key European player for this growing network marketing company. But, after 10 years, Art was eager to find a company built on integrity - one with founders that keep their promises.
After meeting ACN's Co-Founders, Art decided to join and has become one of the most successful IBOs globally. His main driver in this business is to inspire others to achieve success.
Beginning with ACN's launch in the UK, Art quickly began building his organisation, focusing on developing solid, trusting relationships. Inside eight months, he achieved Regional Vice President status but wasn't stopping there and quickly reached the position of Senior Vice President.
Art spends an incredible amount of time in Europe alternating between locations to provide unrelenting support to his downline. Today, Art supports the efforts of over 50,000 IBOs, which include numerous Senior Vice Presidents, Regional Vice Presidents and Team Coordinators, throughout North America and Europe. He has also acquired a customer base that bill into the millions. This one-time rock star’s hard work and dedication has helped transform the ACN Opportunity into his opportunity.
Having tried it all, from traditional employment to owning her own business to network marketing, tour guide, Françoise Monfray had yet to find her ideal career path. She was looking for an opportunity with no limits and a company with long-term vision, while at the same time it had to be fun with a focus on people interaction. Always searching for a way to balance a career and family life, Françoise decided to venture back into network marketing in the hope that ACN would match her skill set. The fit couldn’t have been more perfect for this Senior Vice President and Circle of Champions member.
“In the beginning, I simply wanted to have a profession that would allow me to have a more balanced lifestyle, a profession that would allow financial independence and give me enough free time to spend with my family.”
A phone call from a former colleague, Senior Vice President and Circle of Champions member, Art Napolitano, changed Françoise’s life forever! After that call, Françoise immediately understood the potential of network marketing and what the ACN Opportunity could do for her. She decided there and then that the ACN Opportunity was something she wanted to pursue and since that day, she has never looked back.
Before establishing his ACN business, Asad Ali was enjoying a successful career working as a chartered accountant. However, Asad felt that his aptitude to work hard and his sound understanding of how a business should run financially, were useful skills that would allow him to manage and lead his own successful business.
He felt that ACN was the perfect vehicle to help him reach his professional goal of managing his own business as well as giving him the flexibility to pursue other interests.
“Reaching this position was one of my life’s hardest achievements, but the beauty of the ACN system, means that you are never alone in this journey!”
He advises new ACN IBO’s to: “Work on your personal development, follow the ACN system, follow the leaders who have achieved success – those who are already Senior Vice Presidents.”