|Q: Peter, what were you doing before you discovered network
Peter Aldred: In 1980 I left school and worked for four years as a mechanic
in someone else's firm. However, I knew I wasn't going to make my fortune
that way, so in 1984, at the age of twenty, I started up my own car repair
Q: How did you first discover network marketing?
Peter Aldred: A famous water filtration company introduced me to network
marketing when a friend invited me along to one of their business presentations.
Q: What was you reaction to what you saw that day?
Peter Aldred: I was very impressed. I saw a revolutionary new marketing
system that allowed ordinary everyday people, without any previous knowledge
or experience, to build up extraordinary incomes.
|I was also impressed with the fact that there was only a minimal investment
to get started and no exams or interviews were required. Truly anyone could
start this business.
Q: So, this Company planted the seed for what was to eventually
become the blueprint for your success?
Peter Aldred: Yes it did. At that meeting the penny dropped. I thought
this could be exactly what I'd been looking for, to start me on the road
to success. After the meeting I knew I had to know more about network marketing
or MLM, as it was known then. So I attended meetings and trainings and
I learned a lot. Although I was impressed by their marketing system I was
not totally sold on their products. I didn't feel that they had enough
universal appeal and consequently I thought I would find them difficult
|Q: Peter, when you started networking were there any surprising
Peter Aldred: It didn't take me long to discover how sceptical some
people can be about both the products and the industry. Few people could
see the same vision that I had. Most of them told me that it wouldn't work
and that I was wasting my time.
Q: In the face of these negative reactions how did you keep going?
Peter Aldred: It was just a matter of sticking to my vision, knowing
that there had to be others out there who would see the same potential
that I saw in this business.
Q: So, your networking didn't start in earnest until you joined
the Network Marketing Company you're with in July 1993?
Peter: That's right. Although this previous Company provided
good training for