Today, because of our Direct Selling business, we have fulfilled our dreams, state Ron and Georgia Lee Puryear, Direct Selling business distributors since 1971. At the time the plan was shown to the Puryears, the road of life resembled a graveled dirt road. Times were rough and rocky as Ron became increasingly dissatisfied with his career as an office accountant and treasurer of a public utility. The low income potential and the lack of freedom were like a thorn in his side. Meanwhile, Georgia Lee was working nights and weekends as a waitress at Denny's restaurant, and the unpredictable long hours began taking their toll on her. Ron knew there had to be a better way. In 1971 they saw a business that would help pave the road to financial and personal success for them. At that time, they lived in a 1500 square foot home and drove a 1965 Rambler station wagon that leaked oil. "When Direct Selling business was presented to us, I saw it as a way to replace Georgia Lee's paycheck and bring her home from work," says Ron. "I started our business with the hope that we could make an extra $400 a month. That was the amount of money it would take to replace Georgia Lee's take-home pay. It was a way for her to be at home with the children without a loss of in come." Georgia Lee was against the plan at first because she did not really understand it, so it became Ron's dream. He was very much against Georgia Lee's job and felt she should be a full-time mother for their two sons, Jim and Brian. He built the business on his own for the first six months and did well enough that Georgia Lee was able to quit her job. Once Georgia Lee was free, she began to appreciate and gain respect for the business and began helping Ron. The Puryears efforts paid off. "The next reward we got from our efforts in the home came a new car, a swimming pool, and many others dreams, all paid of for cash. With three years the family retired from the rat race of life when Ron quit his job. We were making about four times as much from our part-time business as Ron was making full-time in his jobs, "says Georgia Lee. Since we already had our bills paid off and had accumulated a lot of new material things, we decided it would be fantastic to have Ron home as full-time father at age 35 Having special time with our children, grandchildren and friends is a blessing from this business," says Ron. "Being able to travel, golf, or just spend a quiet weekend at our River House family estate are extra benefits you can't get anywhere else." Two years later, the Puryear's reached Diamond level and became totally free from financial and personal demands. "We were a phenomenon in America at age 37." asserts Ron. "We were financially independent with both time and money under our control instead of someone else's. Five years later we had reached the Double Diamond level and have moved onto Triple Diamond, and a life-style that is totally unbelievable. Ron and Georgia Lee admit to being proud of their material possessions because they acquired them through their own honest efforts in a business of their own, while building their success upon the success of others. "We can have almost anything we want," says Georgia Lee. "But we have discovered that we have so much more in our lives than just what money can buy. Our special time with our two sons and their families, our time with our Direct Selling business friends and our personal freedom mean so much more." "As far as material rewards," says Ron, "We don't drive the Rambler anymore. When we travel, we can choose from our jet airplane, motor home, yacht, or five different cars. We now enjoy a beautiful home on a golf course and are building a second home (a family compound) on four acres of river front property just 15 minutes from our permanent home. The dreams are still alive in my family." "We now have a 'cause in our lives to do everything we can to preserve the free enterprise system and the Direct Selling business opportunity. We do this for our two sons and daughters-in-law, our grandchildren and others in America who have a dream to better their lives and the courage to work hard for it by serving the needs of others first. "Today, because of our Direct Selling business, we have fulfilled our dreams," state Ron and Georgia Lee Puryear, Direct Selling business distributors since 1971. "We have the freedom and the money to do what we choose, when we choose, and with whom we choose."