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Finding Freedom - Dapo’s Story
Morinda has helped provide IPC Dapo Odusanya financial freedom, as well as freedom in the form of good health
When Dapo Odusanya’s friend invited him to Las Vegas the following month to see her appointed a judge, he jumped at the opportunity. “Are you kidding me?” he said. “I’ll be there.” Such is Dapo’s spirit – quick to smile, quick to support a friend, and eager to travel.
If you asked him about his plans for next year, you’d hear him roll off about his hopes to visit Hawaii, Tokyo, Vegas (again), and go on a European cruise. You may think Dapo has always had this luxury of freedom to travel and peruse the world with ambition, but his story hasn’t been bathed in rosy hue for long. Before a fateful trip to a shopping center a few years ago, Dapo was as grounded as the next guy who can only dream of greener pastures.
Dapo’s story sings a familiar tune: a search for better health. His is another example of the elements of life combining as the antithesis of freedom, chaining body and finances in a quagmire of defaulted dreams. Locked in this mess, Dapo struggled to find the happiness that comes from being free, lost instead in the bangarang of day to day.
For Dapo, finding physical freedom began with his mother, a woman who was looking improve her health.
When Dapo was approached at a shopping center in Memphis, he did not expect much to change. Why would he? Shopping center parking lots don’t have a stalwart reputation for drastic, positive life changes. But change comes in strange waves. While Dapo talked to his mother on his phone, a stranger listened in and overheard their conversation. With a swift “Hey! Hey!” and a “Yeah you, man!” the stranger grabbed Dapo’s startled attention. “Man,” he said, “I know you don’t know who I am, but I heard your conversation with your mom. I think I might have something for you. Have you heard of Tahitian Noni Juice?” Dapo had not and was hesitant, but he listened. The stranger explained the noni juice, provided research, and, long story short, compelled Dapo to buy a case.
Though skeptical, he stretched the bottles over four months, assuring his mother drank some every day in hopes of benefit. After a few months on this regimen, they were stunned by the results. Dapo’s mother felt better than she had in a long time.
The introduction of noni juice to her life gave her a freedom, a new skip in her step. Her improved health filled Dapo with a vibrant spirit as well. He was blown away by what he had witnessed, and when he discovered that he could also make money from the Tahitian Noni Juice, he knew that it was an opportunity he couldn’t miss.
Dapo likes to ask people, “What is your financial freedom number?” A usual response, he says, is simply a look of dazed confusion – a look he is eager to expel as he educates them. Financial freedom is a passion to him and is one of the reasons he came to Morinda. Soon after that visit to the doctor, Dapo was invited to a meeting to learn more about the company. He was taken aback by what he saw and heard. In his own words, “I saw the potential. It’s just mind-blowing.” From that first meeting, he learned how to earn new slices of income while helping others improve their lives. Steady involvement in Morinda provides a stable and passive income that allows Dapo to progress towards his financial freedom number at an accelerated pace, but it’s not always easy. “You get ‘no, no, no’ all the time,” he says. “It can be draining when you go out and talk to people because not everyone will tell you ‘yes.’” To push through trying times and build his business, Dapo takes every opportunity he can, especially the following:
• Morinda Office Pro: “An amazing tool to have, from sending samples to tracking who got it to reading your e-mail all from your iPad. I can be on a plane or on the beach doing business and making money. It has so many features. It’s unbelievable.”
• LTOs (Limited Time Offers): “You get a chance to have a bunch of products that have yet to be released and at a discounted price. If you do a good job presenting and educating the customer, you can get lots of profit, especially retail profit. They give you the chance to prepare, so when they do come out, there’s a high demand for it and you already have the product in hand. You get to discover new channels and educate new customers instantly.”
Beyond the physical and financial freedom, Morinda opened doors for Dapo that he never imagined.
The most resounding remark he made about NABS (North American Business Summit) compared the experience to a familial event. As Dapo puts it, “It’s like a big, ol’ family reunion. People you see on Facebook and talk to on the phone, you get to talk to them again like, ‘Ahhh, how you doing?’ You’re hugging, taking pictures and stuff. I love it.” The strong camaraderie and friendship borne out of the work opens him up to a world outside of Memphis and to a community that helps and supports him.
The freedom Dapo now has is remarkable, but it’s not something for him alone. By utilizing Morinda products, taking advantage of Morinda Office Pro and LTOs, and working day after day to build your own business, you can enjoy the financial and physical freedom that Dapo has created in his own life, and maybe you too, can travel the world.