Glenn W Turner was born in 1934 in South Carolina to an unwed mother. He was very poor. His mother’s prenatal illness of scarlet fever caused Glenn W Turner to be born with a clef palate and a hair lip. As an infant, he had surgery in an attempt to correct these problems. Even so, his disability was always noticeable but this was not to stop Glen W Turner from wanting to be great.
He dropped out of school in the 8th grade mainly because of the teasing about his hair lip by other children. When Glen W Turner was only 17 years old, he had his father sign for him so that he could join the Air Force. Unfortunately, he was given a medical discharge one year later because it was discovered that he had a perforated eardrum.
Upon exploring job opportunities, he was told that his outlook was bleak because he had no education. He was directed to and enrolled in an Opportunity School. This was a school for people who had dropped out of school or had never gone to school. This school saved his life. It gave him the inspiration to complete school and the first boost of confidence in his life.
Glenn eventually started selling sewing machines door to door. Because of his past experiences, Glenn Tuner didn’t have much confidence at first. However, he was fortunate to have the ability to learn about sales from his manager who became his mentor. This mentoring relationship helped Glenn to be very successful. Glenn never forgot the importance of having a good mentor.
He was soon introduced to a great company called Holiday Magic, an MLM cosmetic sales company. Glenn Turner would mortgage the family furniture to borrow $5000 to become a distributor. In a short time, Glenn surpassed fellow distributor, Zig Ziegler, and became the Number One distributor for Holiday Magic. In fact, he made a quarter of a million dollars just in his first eight months with Holiday Magic!
Glenn was transformed from having little confidence to having the confidence of a master speaker and entrepreneur. When Glenn was 26, he left Holiday Magic and began his own cosmetic MLM marketing company. It was called Koscot.
Glenn W Turner grew Koskot to a $100 million dollar powerhouse in just 36 short months. At the height of it’s growth, Koscot was larger than Amway.
Glenn developed a new company named Dare To Be Great because Koscot had a need for training materials and courses. Many Koscot salespeople left their distributorships and became involved with the Dare To Be Great program. People flocked to Dare To Be Great because they were fascinated with everyone’s positive attitude and success.
In fact, Glenn W Turner estimates that more than 800 people became millionaires through Koscot and Dare To Be Great.
MLM laws were non-existent when Glenn W Turner first started. But as the laws developed, Glenn Turner started being investigated for different kinds of illegal activities, including mail fraud. (Oddly, the new laws were written with the help of AMWAY attorneys)
He subsequently worked with one of his former employees in the development of a new MLM, Challenge America. The company was investigated and Glenn was eventually charged with “aiding and abetting a pyramid.” He spent almost five years in an Arizona prison.
Glenn’s great passion is teaching personal development and the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. He has written several books and estimates that he has sold seven million books and audio-tape programs in his career combined.
I heard Turner speak on one occasion, in Columbus, Ohio. The program consisted of some of his staff, successful franchisers and others. The talk was 100% MONEY and AMBITION ..... NEVER one word about the product ...... he was selling ..... OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE MONEY. The only visible connection with his Mink Oil Product, was the mink coat that his lovely secretary was wearing.
ALL speakers RAN from the back of the room to the front. You could feel the electricity in the air.
Glenn was late getting to the Columbus venue. SUPPOSEDLY he had a strict rule on his private plane, if you are late, fly commercial. HE WAS LATE and the plane took off without him.
As a result, all of the HIGH POWERED speakers had their opportunity, electrifcy the crowd, get them to a fevered pitch ..... then ..... THE KING ARRIVED with his entourage .... and the crowd went HYSTERICAL ..... wanting to shake his hand ..... or "just go up and touch him."
CHARISMA - HOPE - NEW IDEA - ENTHUSIASM - STAR APPEAL - OPPORTUNITY
Sound familiar, this was many years ago, we are seeing it today with OBAMA.
Think about it!
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies."
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."-- Thomas Jefferson
"When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout." .... jbd
"When once a job you have begun, do no stop till it is done. Whether the task be great or small, do it well, or not at all." .... Anon
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert EinsteinTelevision is one daylong commercial interrupted periodically by inept attempts to fill the airspace in between them.