2020 will be an incredible year. A year of dreaming, believing, and most importantly, achieving.
No one does that better than our President, Lamia Bettaieb.
Born and raised in Tunisia, Lamia always had a vision of a better life for herself.
“I always told my family, someday I will be a millionaire and travel the world,” Lamia says. “I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but I knew it would happen.” At the time Lamia made this statement, she did not have a bank account or a passport. She literally had no money!
Lamia’s first step? Google. She started browsing the internet at a local internet cafe looking for information and inspiration. She typed in “how to be a millionaire” and saw some videos about network marketing. She watched one particular video featuring former US President, Bill Clinton, and Lamia was very interested.
“I didn’t have any idea what network marketing was,” Lamia says. “But I knew it was going to be my path to achieving my goals. I declared to my family “I will be a millionaire through network marketing.” They thought Lamia was crazy, but she had the internal drive to make it happen.
Lamia knew she had to start taking action. Shortly after her discovery, one of Lamia’s cousins called and asked her to come to a network marketing presentation for a technology/energy company. Lamia was ready.
When she got to the meeting, she realized she didn’t have a paper to take notes on, so she started taking notes on her hand. When there wasn’t a spot for her to sit, she went to the front of the room and sat down on the floor, in front of all the chairs. Nothing was going to stop her.
“My heart was beating so hard,” Lamia says. “I drew the circles on my hand. I then went home and showed my family the circles on my hands and told them that this is how I am going to become a millionaire. They all thought I was crazy!”
She decided to partner with the company and get started. But Lamia had many obstacles to overcome in order to build her dreams. First off, she didn’t have the Visa credit card she needed to enroll. Secondly, she had no money. She didn’t let either of those things stop her. She taught herself about electronic banking and completed all the proper steps to get a card and place her first order.
Her next challenge? Her laptop wouldn’t hold a charge. This meant that when Lamia went to the coffee shop to work, she had to be next to an outlet at all times so her computer could be plugged in. She did hundreds of presentations this way.
These challenges might have stopped a typical person. But Lamia is not typical and her results are not typical either. Her hard work and perseverance paid off as her business began to blossom.
Lamia’s biggest drivers of success weren’t things she learned about from Google. They were things that had been inside of her along — passion and belief.
“When people listen to my voice, they believe me because I believe it,” she says.
After 9 months building up her network marketing business in Tunisia, Lamia moved to Dubai, UAE and fulfilled a lifelong dream.
Lamia was an integral part of helping her company expand internationally in Asia and then to the United States. She became a top earner in her company. She loved the success and being able to help others achieve their own success. Not only did she become a millionaire, she became a multimillionaire!
In 2016, Lamia decided she needed to spend some time re-aligning herself with her goals and her personal mission. She traveled to Thailand and completely unplugged from technology for an entire week. At the end of the week she decided she wanted to take on a new challenge with a new company.
Many executive teams courted Lamia, but nothing felt right. She realized she didn’t just want to join an existing company, she wanted to help start one.
Around this time, Lamia became friends with Michel Pensivy who told her about his friend, Mark McKnight. Shortly thereafter, Lamia was literally in the middle of being courted at a USA company on the west coast. She told that company’s President, I cannot make the meetings because I have to go to Dallas and meet my brother. There she met Michel, Mark and Mark’s wife Nicole and a close friendship was born.
She instantly felt at home with Mark, Nicole and their family. She knew that Mark was the person she wanted to lock arms and build a great company. Mark, Nicole and Lamia’s friendship continued in 2017 and early 2018. During the summer of 2018, Mark introduced Lamia to Nauder Khazan and the trio became a GLOBALLEE team.
At a recent Globallee event Lamia shared her success story and concluded with the belief in her heart that the success of Globallee is already here.
“It is done!” Lamia says. “Our success is already done!”
Lamia knows that to be successful at anything, you have to act as if it is already done. Take action and never give up.