What do a second-grade schoolteacher and a network marketing leader have in common? They both love helping people achieve their potential, they cultivate patience, and they understand the need to keep things simple.

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Andre Vaughn left his grade schoolteacher position because he wanted to make more money while still helping people as an entrepreneur. Today he leads a growing team in a young network marketing company that sells cutting-edge wellness products.

The secret to his success was taking his teacher’s heart with him in his new business and creating a culture where everyone feels loved and supported, with no one feeling left out.—J.G.

How long have you been in network marketing?
I found network marketing over 13 years ago, on February 24, 2005 and it changed my life forever. A childhood friend’s father introduced me to the business. At that time, I had a real estate company. Before that I was in horseracing. We did well with those things, but at the end of the day, the crazy thing is there wasn’t any residual income. If I didn’t work or win, I had zero income. Every month it felt like I had to start over.