|Received:||7/14/2006 11:43:26 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am David Pride and I have been an IBO with Quixtar since I was 16. Currently I am 24 and I want to let you know how amazing this opportunity has been for me. When I was introduced to this opportunity I was an unfocused individual without much drive or passion. Throughout my highschool career I attended Quixtar functions and training courses. I have yet to become wealthy with this system financially, but my financial and personal skills have become a highly sought after commodity in today's work place. When my older brother introduced me to the quixtar business opportunity he told me many things and made many exciting statements about where business was headed. He introduced me to my Quixtar team and told me that they would become like a second family to me - he wasn't lying. He told me that this business would change my life and if I allowed it - would make me welathy in every aspect of the word. When i was 21 years old I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease cancer. Many of my friends and family could not afford to spend the time with me that was required to understand my challenge, but the people from my Quixtar team drew in close to me. At that point I had no business to speak of, and I looked like some sort of 60's rock star. My team had no reason to believe in me and no reason to take me on their boats, trips, and out for ice cream. I am now cancer free and am excited to be building this business. The things that I have learned from my Quixtar experience are priceless and the life lessons are innumerable. I wish there was some way that I could explain to you about the many things that this opportunity has taught me. You must understand that I am just a normal 24 year old guy, with no college degree. The only business education I ever got was from the Quixtar system. Today I have a great job and own another marketing busines on the side. The only reason why I was able to do these things is because of the lessons I have learned while taking part in the Quixtar opportunity. Today I am 24 years old and have finally decided to build a Quixtar business for myself. For the past 7 years I have attended functions and learned how to be a leader. Every person who gets involved with Quixtar has a different incubation period and mine was probably a bit longer than most. I am now actively pursuing my dreams and goal and get so excited to introduce other people to the concept. One thing you really need to understand is that I was NEVER told that i would be a millionare over night, and I was NEVER told I have to attend functions, buy tapes, or introduce people to this business. I was ALWAYS told to research the business and get the facts from the people who knew them. I have and am excited to report that this business works. Surviving cancer put many things into perspective and helped rearragne alot of my ideas as to what is important to me. One thing that is now on the top of my list is helping people. And what better way to help people than by introducing them to a team of people that helped shape my life. I want to challenge you folks to try and grasp the difference this business made on my life. And, the best part is, now I get to help change other peoples lives. While you are discussing changing the way we do business and adding all these steps, please understand that there is an average, middle class, 24 year old guy in Maine that is going to succeed with this. If you decide to regulate our industry more and add more hoops to jump through, I will do it, we all will. Because we are a business of integrity. But do understand that I will succeed with this business because I now understand that helping people is my purpose - and that is what this business does, it helps people. Sincerely, David A. Pride If you would like to speak with me you can reach me by telephone at "The point of life is to spend it on things that will outlast it."