Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Couple Who Didn't Want To End Up Broke

We praise the Lord for our friend who showed us a better way with Network Marketing.

Initially, we perceived network marketing to be an ‘aunty business’. What was worse, we witnessed desperate people who forced or cheated others to buy, just to earn. We met people who piled up stocks just to meet their quota yet not making much. We knew people who avoided friends who were attempting to introduce them network marketing. Besides that, there were many who had high hopes in network marketing but eventually didn’t make it.

Everything changed when we felt the real pain of working for YEARS and see that our savings is STILL THE SAME!! But prices of goods are escalating like CRAZY!

Naturally, it triggered us to look for alternatives since we don’t want to end up BROKE or JUST OVER BROKE!

So we tried shares or funds, but they were too volatile and unpredictable. The other option was properties. However, we did not have the capital for good bargains. Our last resort was to try out network marketing just to answer to a friends’ request.

We started off by trying to learn more about the industry and discovered many had failed without reasons. We remained doubtful...

Our turning point began when we took part in our first leadership camp. We never expected to learn so much about ourselves. However, to our surprise, we learnt so much about our strengths and weaknesses, met new friends while having lots of fun through the experiential learning games. We thought ourselves to be positive thinkers, transforming our mindsets, and the world around us just got better.

We decided to save time used in unyielding events such as tea time on more valuable activities like sharing good and useful information about the business to people.

Our strategy is 2 by 2 as written in the Bible (Mark 6:7… Sent them out two by two..) This strategy of building as a couple has been very useful to us as we have found that is has made both of us grow stronger.

For instance,

  • When one is down, there is always another to cheer up. 
  • When one learns, there is always a partner to share with. 
  • We learn to amplify each others strength and cover each others weaknesses. 
  • When there is a need to do 2 things at the same time, we can cover both by heading off to different directions. 
  • When there are learnings, we can look at it from 2 different angles and dimension, making our interpretation of learnings more comprehensive.

We conclude that if we do anything seriously, by God’s grace, there will never be failure, unless we choose not to do anything.

Alan Goh & Shiok Yen


  1. Nice to see an article by a couple. Thanks Alan and Shiok Yen. It does seem a lot easier when you work as a couple. People tell me that it enriches the relationship as the both discover beautiful dreams for the family.

  2. They say..networking brings family closer.. you two love birds are the living proof..bravo..DT

  3. More couples should read this before they say no to network marketing. You two can be the formidable ambassador to all couples out there. The Power of 2.... I learn a lot from your meaningful sharing...