Blake Graham moved from Utah to Japan after he spent time there as a missionary for his church. His first introduction to network marketing was doing translations for a large Utah-based company that was expanding in Japan in the mid-nineties. Blake fell in love with the business model, but not seeing himself as a salesman, he struggled to build a business—until he shifted his focus on educating others and making a difference.—J.G.

How did you get started in network marketing?
I was in pre-Med, studying physics, biology, and chemistry to get into medical school. I had lived in Japan for a couple of years and spoke Japanese. Some distributors of a wellness company that was opening up in Japan approached me and asked me to translate for them.