Iulian is part of the successful network marketing team Success 4 All led by Igor E. Alberts and Andreea Cimbala and is ranked number 39 in the Top Earners rating with earnings of more than 250,000 per month. That means: he is among the fifty most successful people today in this business all over the world. In addition, he recently has managed to reach the Blue Diamond rank enjoying one of the best moments of his career.
And all this without even having reached the age of thirty. He has a unique and genuine enthusiasm for this industry and also the necessary skills to manage part of Success 4 All in several European countries in a very successful way.
Today, in this interview, Iulian himself lets us better understand his success through his own experience and his vision of network marketing.
You stand out for your young age and solid success. You are already a mentor at the age when other people only begin to discover that there are other alternatives. Do you think it’s as an advantage or as a disadvantage?
I definitely see it as an advantage from the “timing” point of view. Five years ago, when I started in network marketing, one of my dreams was to reach as soon possible the top of the industry for two simple reasons: first of all, the earlier I become free, the earlier I can start enjoying the freedom and for a longer period of time that I have available. Secondly, the earlier I master the secrets of the profession and understand the principles behind financial freedom, the earlier I can start teaching it to other people, and having a lot of time available, I can pay it forward to a lot of other people who will do the same in the future.
Did you have to overcome any personal challenge when starting in this industry?
Yes, I did. The first great challenge that I had to face was to find people interested in the opportunity. I was rejected hundreds of times by a lot of people, strangers, but also a lot of close people. Then I looked at myself and understood that I would never follow a person like me.
So, I started to work on myself. It wasn’t easy, because I had a big ego, and realizing that I needed to change wasn’t something that made me feel comfortable. At the beginning, it was very hard to accept the criticism of my uplines, especially if it was about something that I thought I was doing amazingly well. But step by step my ego went down, and I really mastered the skill of listening and understanding.
I also had to face the challenge of being prejudged because of my age. At the beginning, people didn’t want to take with me seriously; they thought that because I was young, I couldn’t share anything new with them, they knew better. Unfortunately, I was the victim of prejudice, like other people are because of their gender, religion, nationality, background, colour of skin, etc… But that challenge made me much more motivated to become better, so I can prove them that they made a mistake and to show them that everything is possible.
So, it was hard for you to start in network marketing. Did you get any support from those around you?
When I started, I was a black sheep in my family, and a lot of close people hurt me, including my parents and friends. Especially my mother and my older sister: they were laughing at me and advising me to give up that nonsense, because I would never succeed in something like that, so better to have the security of a normal job.
Later, I managed to understand that some people will never be able to see the life the way we see it, even the ones that we love most.
The only one who believed in me was my younger sister Andreea. She joined my team in our previous company and we both became black sheep of the family, until the effort began to give results. We were both very young, we took risks and we had to learn a lot, but… now everything makes sense.
How would you briefly describe network marketing to someone who isn’t familiar with this business model?
I will start by asking them if they have a religion, and then I will explain them what Jesus Christ did by sharing a message or a vision with his 12 apostles. They were very motivated and because of that they started to go everywhere in the world and share with everybody a message that today has arrived in billions of people. This is the power of network marketing. One finds 12, and these 12 will spread the message to other people, and those will do the same.
If they don’t understand it in this way, I will tell them that network marketing is a kind of franchising with all its benefits and without any negative aspects of this business model. You join a company that already has a successful product/service ready for you and a proven distribution system. You don’t have to pay employees, you don’t need to rent a location, you are your own boss and you can earn whatever you want by helping other people to do the same. I would also describe it as an industry created by the people, with the people and for the people. And like Erick Wore used to say, if we are talking about the possibility to gain financial freedom through a source of passive income, network marketing is a way to do so. This system isn’t perfect, but it’s simply better than others because it is a proven industry that has created many more millionaires than the traditional business system.
The team is something of great importance for any networker. Tell us about your personal experience with your team and the fact of teaming up with your own family.
I see my team as my special family. We cannot choose our parents or our brothers and sisters, but in this business we can choose them. In this way, the feeling of being part of a special global family is very strong and it brings a lot of happiness to people’s hearts.
Like in a family, for some people I am a son, for some I am a brother and for many others I am a father. And like in any other family on this planet, when new people start the business they are babies: they don’t know what to do, how to do it or maybe why to do anything, so they need to be taught and step by step they will start growing. Like in the normal life, the most beautiful part of having a family is seeing the babies growing and becoming adults, seeing people from nowhere rejected by the society, becoming leaders, becoming the best version of themselves, shining stars in the sky. I believe this is one of the most beautiful sensations of life, and in this industry, it’s all about that.
What would you most highlight of OneLife?
The Dr. Ruja’s vision, which is almost like a “Divine Plan”. Our Crypto Queen has a genius mind because she understood that the Blockchain technology is the biggest revolution of the 21st century. And thanks to her successful financial background, she decided to step forward in the market with a strategy intentioned to create the largest private usable cryptocurrency in the world. I see in her the modern version of Steve Jobs and Margaret Thatcher, this “Iron Lady” has a genius mind with an incredible strategy: using network marketing as the distribution system for the OneAcademy educational program, educate people about finance and cryptocurrency and give them at the same time the free possibility to own and use our OneCoin private cryptocurrency through our exclusive DealShaker platform with more than 50.000 merchants accepting the coin and more than 3 million educated miners, owners of coins. And yes! She is doing amazingly well!
The company has expanded worldwide in a very short time, and this is something incredible that has never happened in the industry, we cannot compare it with other network companies, but with the giants like Google, Apple, and Microsoft.
It is an honour to be one of the knights of Dr. Ruja’s round table. What the world must understand is that this lady just started to build an empire, so the best is yet to come!
Now that you’ve reached the Blue Diamond rank, is it so different from being a Diamond? What is the most important thing about this rank?
Being a Blue Diamond is very different from being a Diamond. To be a Blue Diamond you need to help 3 people to become Diamonds, so you did it for yourself, but now you need to help 3 people more to become like you. As an upline leader you will be involved personally in the process of succeeding of these 3 people, so it will be like getting the Diamond rank 3 times more. And at the end you will realise that you have almost become 3 times better just by helping others to get there. The leadership process and the worldwide recognition behind this rank are simply amazing, and even when we talk about a serious sales volume, I really believe that when other people’s success is your priority, by keeping the focus on that you can easily get a Blue Diamond.
This question may sound a bit like a job interview, but forward thinking is important in network marketing, so where do you see yourself in five years?
I really believe that 5 years from now, I will be surrounded by tens of thousands of people, a huge worldwide family of leaders from different categories and levels of leadership. All people who have followed my leadership and vision over these years and all people who have reached the highest level of financial freedom that you can ever achieve on this planet.
In the next 5 to 10 years from now I see myself as a point of reference for the industry and I really believe that together with my elite soldiers we will make from the profession and the industry of network marketing the most respected profession and industry in the world, as well the most accessible option for financial freedom.
So your long-term goal is to change our perception of the industry?
I will make this industry better than it is now. I will start by making the people better. I want to create a revolution within the network marketing industry based on professionalism, inspiration and faith, and educate people to see the industry differently without underestimating it. This is really a short-term plan, because I aspire to be able to create long-lasting changes in my teams and let them leave a legacy for the next generations. All because we are now transforming the industry. That is really my dream.
I really believe I’m making a good contribution to the world, so I can say that having left something good, I can live in peace.