Two-Star Director Melodie Washington
PlanNet Marketing’s Two-Star Director and 20/20 Club Member Melodie Washington was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the mother of one son, Darion, and a grandson, Kash. Melodie learned the meaning of hard work and dedication early in life after watching the strong work ethic in her mother, who Melodie says instilled in her “whatever you do in life, be the best at it and make the best of it."
Director Washington tell us, “Looking for what I thought would bring me stability, I began working for the Georgia state government at the early age of 22. After constantly working and living from paycheck to paycheck, I came to realize the years of service were increasing while the salary/benefits were decreasing. I was wise enough to know that I needed to do something different and that's when I got involved with the travel industry.
“After joining forces with leaders in the travel industry, I realized the power of residual income. What state government predicted would take 20 years to accomplish, this industry has done in less than six. I now realize that retirement is not about age, it's about income. Not only am I blessed to be one of the Founding Directors and a top income earner in PlanNet Marketing, but being able to consistently scratch off destinations on my bucket list… now that makes life more enjoyable to live!”
ONE-STAR DIRECTOR DAVID DACOSTA
One-Star Director David Dacosta is from the UK where he grew up in Southeast London. He graduated in Media Technology at Oxford Brookes University in 2010, and went on to become a film director, cameraman and video editor.
He became an entrepreneur when he got started in network marketing in 2014, and has never looked back. Going from hardships to being able to experience time and financial freedom at a young age has motivated him to help others believe that anything is possible.
Although retired from his TV and film job, Director Dacosta still has a passion for the movies and would love to get into acting one day, and he actually goes to the cinema alone to study films. His travel experiences around the PlanNet have given him the nickname @MrGoTravel because he has been on 25 holidays since January 2015. The best place he has visited is Atlanta, which he now calls his second home.
He is experiencing success in the PlanNet by creating a fun environment where his team can succeed. He is a very strong believer that a leader needs to lead by example, so he makes sure he is always the hardest worker on the team!
His tip for fast success in PlanNet Marketing is mastering the power of part time and being consistent in building YOUR business. People who prioritize their PlanNet business over other things and consistently make the sacrifice will see the fastest results.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST
PlanNet Marketing congratulates Edmond and Deneene Brown and LaDonna Spratley for crossing the finish line this past weekend and earning their first Director stars!
ONE-STAR DIRECTORS EDMOND AND DENEENE BROWN
New One-Star Directors and 20/20 Club Members Edmond and Deneene Brown were both born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and currently reside in Fayetteville, GA. Edmond’s interests range from gadgets to electronics to kitchen appliances. He loves to experiment in the kitchen and as he puts it - “whip up a culinary experience for you.” His passion is cars, which led him to start his own pre-owned automobile dealership that he currently runs today. Deneene has been his staff support by assisting him with the necessary day-to-day operations of their business. She says, “I love the sound of laughter as it keeps me and my heart young. It is oh so good for the soul. Family is extremely important to me and we gather as often as possible to share a meal with each other and friends.”
This past year for the Browns has been a whirlwind of travel experiences. They have cruised on the Oasis of the Seas (Royal Caribbean), Eclipse (Celebrity Cruise Line), and the Getaway (Norwegian), all within a two-month time frame of each other. Other places that were a stop on the map included the Dominican Republic, California, Texas, the Carolinas, New York, Puerto Rico and of course their go-to destination, Florida. The Browns state, “Since becoming a part of this wonderful organization, we have begun writing our “To Do” travel list and keep the bags packed and ready to go on a moment’s notice.”
They share their path to success: “Having a ‘never give up’ attitude is our mantra for everything that we do in life. If you give up too soon, how will you ever find out where that road will lead? Working as a couple, we often bounce ideas off of each other and ask for constructive feedback on how we could have handled certain situations a little better and push each other to be the very BEST you that anyone could imagine. While out conducting business or doing our everyday activities and someone sharp pops onto our radar, we look at each other and reply, ‘Go get ‘em tiger.’ This encourages us to get out of our comfort zone while making our business fun. Staying in contact with our upline Directors is an absolute must, along with our 30-minute daily reading! Plugging into the training calls and attending the weekly meetings also provides us with continued motivation, while being in the room with like-minded people as we reach for higher rungs on this ladder.”
The new Directors are enjoying their journey on the way to success with these simple but powerful nuggets:
- Take the shot!
- People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
- Never miss an event that you are qualified to attend.
- Read, read, read.
- In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
ONE-STAR DIRECTOR LADONNA SPRATLEY
One-Star Director LaDonna Spratley was a featured 20/20 Club Member in the June PlanNetNow! Blog. Here is that feature article, with the addition of her new Director Star! Congratulations LaDonna!
Originally from Augusta, GA, LaDonna was born on the Fort Gordon U.S. Army Military Base. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Paine College in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems and she works for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, serving our nation’s Veterans for 31 years. She lives in Atlanta, GA and is the single parent of two handsome sons, Darian, 24 and Odera, age 17.
LaDonna tells us, “I have always maintained a leadership role as I have trained hundreds of employees in their profession and career. I consider myself to have an impeccable work ethic and a passion for people. I have always had a passion for travel, even at a young age. I enjoyed and loved that my parents took us on trips and vacations every year so it was a predestined path for my future! I have visited several incredible places - Jamaica, Mexico, and many islands in the Caribbean. Some of my other favorites fun activities are dancing, bowling, and painting.
I initially joined the industry to make an extra stream of income by becoming a Cruise Specialist and my niche is group cruises. Now my passion is creating (and accomplishing) a financial legacy for my children and their children and helping other families do the same. This opportunity has changed my family’s life in so many ways. We take paycations now; we have reduced our household debts tremendously and we enjoy the freedom and lifestyle changes that PlanNet Marketing affords.
My success in PlanNet Marketing stems from my desire to help others. I truly want to be that ‘change agent’ for people and the industry. Also the following are very important: remaining coachable, following the system, reading and personal development, and remaining plugged into the culture.”