Jon Bender and Greg Montoya Don’t Just Tell Their Story Of Achievement, They Now Share Their Recipe For Success
Starting your own businesses is hotter than ever before. It’s the law of supply and demand hard at work. More and more people are now wanting to work for themselves, so the demand for business opportunities has skyrocketed.
These people are flocking to everything from franchises, online stores, cryptocurrency, real estate, to network marketing and everything in between.
New opportunities crop up every day to meet the requests of these people who desperately want to work for themselves from their kitchen table or even living room floor – anywhere but that dreaded cubical in a stuffy office building, often times with a pushy, ungrateful boss, and gossiping coworkers.
Is Starting Your Own Business Right For You?
By reading this, chances are, you’re one of those individuals on a mission to ditch your job for a better way of life. But, is starting your own business right for you? Is there really a chance for the ordinary person with extraordinary desire?
Greg Montoya, the founder of several million-dollar companies, had been looking for the answer to that question since an early age. He wanted to have his own business, as a child having dabbled in self-employment with a newspaper route and selling candy bars, pickles, bicycles, and the list goes on.
Tradition Education Teaches Only One Way to Succeed ... JOB ... Financially Speaking, That's a Dangerous Way to Think!
Greg was taught in school that the only acceptable way to earn a living as an adult was through traditional employment, not by "wasting his time" on money making opportunities that seemed to have no future.
So, he took a job as a machinist, referring to the position as “the safety zone.” It paid well and the money was even better after he celebrated a hard-earned promotion to management at a major Aerospace company in San Diego, California. However, as happens to thousands of people every day, a new administration took over the company and Greg’s life quickly changed dramatically.
The Biggest Risk You Can Take Financially Is Working For Someone Else ... Greg And Jon Learned This The Hard Way!
The new administration brought along someone else for Greg's management position, so they demoted him to his old position as a machinist along with a reduced salary. This left him feeling betrayed and defeated. “Over 10 years worth of loyal service down the drain,” remembers Greg...
“I resolved right then that no one would ever control my paycheck again! The thought of spending the rest of my life working for other people only to make them rich made me feel ill.”
Those sentiments were shared by Jon Bender, an engineer turned entrepreneur, who eventually became Greg’s business partner.
Jon got tired of making money for other people shortly after graduating from college, so he started a publishing company. A little later, he designed and marketed a unique product that would wind up costing him everything he owned.
Don't Fall In Love With Your Product. Doing So Can Cost You Everything!
“We sold it in national catalogs and on TV and radio; it was a great product that won many awards, but the majority of the market just didn’t want it,” says Jon. “I was crushed. I lost over one million dollars and learned a very hard lesson – you must sell a product people want to buy!” He adds that, aside from the monetary loss, it was painful personally, because he’d made the number one mistake an entrepreneur can make, “I fell in love with my own product.”
Jon was devastated; he’d lost all of his investments, retirement and everything he’d made in his other jobs. He was about to get married, so he sold his new car and bought the only thing he could afford – an $800 Chevy Nova. He loaded up his credit cards with debt, including the expenses for his wedding. Looking at his situation, he couldn’t believe how bad things had become. This was not at all where he wanted to be in life.
Faith Alone Is Not Enough. You Need This, Too...
This shock that both Greg and Jon felt about the way their lives were initially going eventually wore off. It was replaced by faith. Realizing that faith alone was not enough, they also needed to back their faith with determination and action, which helped them to get back on track and reclaim their lives.
Greg started by researching all the business opportunities he could find and ended up getting involved with Direct Response Advertising.
He launched his business by marketing green environmental green technology products inspired by NASA. The company quickly took off with skyrocketing sales!
You Can't Dispute Success When It's Evident
A mutual friend and legendary TV marketer, Brad Richdale, introduced Jon to Greg, who then introduced Jon to his business.
Jon admits to being an “ultra-skeptic” about Greg’s business, but he could not dispute the success Greg was having, which was evident by the type of lifestyle Greg was living.
Jon’s doubt was replaced by proof, through Greg’s success, and the two began working closely together combining their skills to take what Greg had done to a much higher level by finding “the missing link” – a business formula and marketing system that could work, not just for their business, but for virtually anyone in any business.
It’s a proven recipe that mixes the ingredients of a great product into a duplicable system that gives virtually anyone an honest-to-goodness shot at financial freedom,” explains Jon.
The business system and marketing methods that Greg and Jon put together, while working closely with a handful of other highly successful marketing specialists, is comprised of 5 characteristics to getting a new business off the ground or to revitalize and grow existing one. Greg and Jon worked with these specialists to combine their knowledge to develop a turn-key system that would become known as the “Success Cycle” Greg says, “Because most people operate on proof rather than faith, our Success Cycle System is designed to generate immediate cash-flow for new or existing business owners.”
Here's The Key Ingredients Needed For Success
Greg and Jon caution that it’s important to start the Success Cycle with a product that people want to buy and that has great profit margins, something Jon had learned the hard way.
According to them, there are five characteristics to look for in a product, service or information:
1) Is it proprietary? In other words, is it something unique that will yield substantial profits from a single sale?
2) Does it solve a common problem? One that already exists, not what you create or perceive to be a problem.
3) Does it solve that problem quickly?
4) Is it easy to implement?
5) And the clincher: Does it render more value than the customer pays for it?
This is the genesis behind the word-of-mouth referrals,” says Greg and Jon citing movies as an example. “If you go to a movie and feel you’ve gotten more entertainment beyond the $15-20 dollars you spend, then you’re going to tell others, encouraging them to see it, too.”
Without This, You'll Never Have Time To Enjoy The Money You Make
Having a great product with the above ingredients isn’t enough, according to Greg who says in order to succeed you also need to understand key fundamentals of building wealth. He boils it down to this:
Virtually anyone can market their product and make an okay living. But, the “riches” such as time-freedom are in using leverage through a duplicable marketing system that makes you money whether you are personally working or not.
McDonald’s is the perfect example,” he says. “You have those that buy a McDonald’s franchise to own and operate and make a nice income. Then there are those who buy the franchises, working long enough to understand the business and then they buy more franchises, hiring managers to run them.”
“If you do the latter, you can become financially independent by leveraging your income and time through the efforts and success of others.
Combine These Ingredients, Mix Well With Lots Of Focus And Success Is Yours!
Greg and Jon, through The Grateful Wealth Alliance, now offer unique built-in support program designed to provide daily, on-going training, education, personalized coaching/mentoring, and momentum techniques to help new and existing business owners reach their own success goals faster and easier than ever before.
Grateful Wealth is just like attending a college or university designed for success, but you do it from the comfort of your own home, or optional regional seminars; and our high support level reassures our students that they are in business for themselves, but by themselves.
"We're Now Devoting The Remainder Of Our Lives To Helping Others By Sharing The Talents And Blessings Given To Us By The Grace of God”, Says Greg and Jon
The challenge for anyone when starting any business, or taking their existing business to a higher level, is knowing where to begin and what to do next. Do you place ads first? Or, should you call people instead? Should you rent office space? What about a website?
Some businesses have a “manual” or a collection of ideas and pointers on how to run the business, but Greg and Jon have found that not many of them actually offer a proven, step-by-step plan, or system that anyone can implement. That’s why they put one together.
This Is The Only True Impairment That Limits Ones’ Success
When someone says you can’t do something you can believe them, or not. By the grace of God, Greg and Jon have spent most their life proving what’s possible and they’ve discovered that with God, ALL things are possible!
The only true impairment that limits ones’ success is the way they think. The golden rule in business is defined by the late, great, Zig Ziglar who often stated - “You can get whatever you want in life if you can just help enough other people get what they want.”
Greg and Jon are intent on helping other like-minded get what they want; it is their goal to show as many motivated people as possible how to succeed and get their lives back without jeopardizing their personal values or beliefs.
Making Money Is Important, But Not As Rewarding As This
Greg and Jon know it’s important to have a proven game plan to follow, and that’s why they feel blessed knowing that thousands of people have benefited from their proven business insights and marketing systems.
Success Is For Everyone Who Understands The Bottom Line
And, as we’ve witnessed time and again, success leaves clues. Success is for everyone who understands and applies the basic fundamentals of what it takes to build a successful, highly profitable business. Bottom line, success is for anyone who understands this, says Greg and Jon.