Mark Yarnell’s Story
By Mark Yarnell
If a college dropout from the back woods of Missouri with no special skills or previous experience in business can go from rags to riches in a short time span, so can you. Here’s my story.
On April 12, 1986, I received two telephone calls that would dramatically alter my life.
The first was from InterFirst Bank calling to inform me that they were repossessing my 1980 Chevrolet. I owed three months back payments and was unable to come up with any money. I’m not sure what they wanted with a six-year-old Chevy with two missing hubcaps and a cracked front windshield. But they were threatening to come take it.
The second call was from a church board member who said he was coming over to show me, his minister, something unbelievable.
At that time in my life, I had absolutely no place to turn. My parents weren’t wealthy and couldn’t help me financially. The church was in financial distress because the Texas economy was pathetic at that time. Many of my top contributors had gone bankrupt or declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and could not help me.
I had neither a college diploma on which to fall back, nor sufficient experience in business to see myself through the crisis. So, when Bill came to my home and showed me a network marketing opportunity, I really couldn’t see any other alternative. I signed up and went to work after borrowing $5,000 from Doug Duwe, a successful land developer who remains my close friend decades later.
By tracking upline several levels above me in the organization until I found myself a great mentor and working harder than I had ever worked in my life, I earned a significant check in just a few months.
Over a short period of time I went from rags to riches, ultimately earning over 20 million dollars in network marketing and writing the bestseller, Your First Year In Network Marketing now available in multiple languages.
Over the past decades I’ve dedicated my life to network marketing and have been fortunate to build a significant organization in 21 countries.
Over the years, I’ve interviewed and learned a lot from many of the most successful networkers. My goal is to spend the rest of my life sharing that knowledge with others so that they will prosper and enjoy the incredible freedom that our industry offers.
As I wrote in Your First Year in Network Marketing, “We are caretakers of a bold, new, limitless profession, one that can bolster economic freedom throughout the world and create a beautiful and worthy future for our grandchildren.”