Minnie Wen, Li Man Bong and Roy Li are three talented and ambitious young professionals with success in their sights. All were academic standouts at prestigious Hong Kong colleges, with promising starts to their careers.
Minnie and Bong landed positions in Hong Kong’s financial industry, working hard to advance themselves. Roy interned in civil engineering and began pursuing his doctorate.
However, the idea of their own business ventures attracted all three, and each was looking for a way to accelerate their financial security. That interest led them to discover the Amway business opportunity.
Running their own businesses has given these early-in-career professionals greater chances to polish their interpersonal, communication, time management and broader business skills.
That kind of experience is so critical that experts urge students not to wait until graduation to practice skills like leadership, analyzing problems, working in diverse groups and social skills (the face-to-face kind, not the 140-character variety). In fact, many experts say work or professional experience during college can give new grads a job-market advantage.
Direct selling offers people of all life stages the tools to create new income opportunities and develop new skills – an antidote to fears about shrinking job markets. Minnie, Bong and Roy say they have developed confidence and expanded their networks as they share their Amway business experiences with others. And more seasoned business owners have been happy to share their own knowledge and experience with these young stars.
Two of our distributors from Amway Hong Kong had an opportunity recently to make their own contributions.
Jolly Tsang and Sammy Lee were invited by the Carnation Women’s Association to conduct leadership training to a group of 30 women in the Eastern District of Hong Kong.
Jolly delivered a powerful and persuasive speech about her personal experience with education, her job search, and her path to success as an Amway distributor. Sammy shared her secret to beauty – inside and out.
Thank you, Jolly and Sammy, for setting a wonderful example of leadership and entrepreneurship for the women you spoke to and for women everywhere. And a special thanks to all the women in our company across the world – employees and business owners alike – for all you do.
(Thank you to Cynthia Chin and Yvonne So of Amway Hong Kong for helping with this story.)
To Vivian Yuan and Christy Xin, fireworks are flowers of flame floating in the night sky.
Vivian and Christy, who are on assignment from China at Amway World Headquarters, agreed to share that poetic perspective as a preview to the Amway-sponsored 4th of July Family Fireworks celebration Wednesday in Grand Rapids.
Meaning: In Chinese, “fireworks” translates to flowers of flame. In English, it is art works of fire.
History: Fireworks are a blend of ancient science, modern technology, infinite imagination and beautiful wishes. They originated in China over a thousand years ago, and were introduced to the Western world in the 19th century.
Moments: Fireworks are associated with breath-taking moments all over the world. Examples include the July 4th fireworks in the U.S., the fireworks of the walking gigantic footprints at the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony and fireworks over Sydney Harbour in Australia on New Year’s Eve.
Wherever these events take place, these “blooming flowers” in the sky create happiness reflected through the smiles on our faces, say Vivian and Christy.
We look forward to sharing that happiness with our friends and neighbors in West Michigan this week.
Our Taiwan and Hong Kong affiliates recently renovated facilities to offer brand-new brand experience centers for our distributors and their customers.
The Amway Kaohsiung Experience Center in Taiwan originally opened in 1987 as the first pick-up center for distributors. Today it’s a thriving destination for distributors and customers to experience our Nutrilite, Artistry and Amway Home brands and products plus learn more about the company and business opportunity.
The Causeway Bay Shop in Hong Kong first opened in 2003. The renovated center has interactive stations where customers can try Artistry skin care and cosmetics or learn which Nutrilite supplements are right for them.
The Hong Kong and Taiwan centers are among more than 600 shops and brand centers around the world that showcase Amway brands and products.
Disclaimer: The authors of these blogs are Amway employees. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone but the individual author. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the view of Amway or any other person or company.