For the past 35 years, our company Advanage Diversified Products, Inc. has been hiring young people from our nation’s underprivileged inner cities. We hire them because to sell our products successfully, door-to-door, you don’t need a college (or even a high school) degree.
All they need is to be willing to listen, learn, and work hard. Soon, not only have they learned how to sell and make some money, they have also gained the self-confidence and self-discipline to succeed in all walks of life and become contributing citizens.
Consequently, there are thousands of appreciative Advanage alumni all over this nation and we hear from them continually. Here is a snippet from an email we recently received from one (not so young any more) former agent.
“… when I worked with you, I learned so much about people and the slice of life I that can be obtained by being motivated and aggressive. I also learned that successful people are not afraid to suggest and create new ideas. Thank you for the dedication you have given to people.”
Please note he uses the words “motivated and aggressive.” That’s because we teach and show our people than a motivated, aggressive, enthusiastic and hard working person will outperform lethargic and unmotivated people every time.
This is what we’re doing, on a broader scale by forming a 501c3 non-profit organization, www.advanagefoundation.org. Our foundation provides workforce development programs for these unemployed, underprivileged young Americans. We teach them workforce skills and we also instill in them the desire and confidence to go through life with gusto. Please visit our website and help us help these young people learn how to make a living and live a better life.
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