Born to an American dad and a Fijian mom, and currently living in the UAE, QNET Platinum Star Associate V Partner Nidaa Ryweck has lived an adventure that most people would not be able to boast of in their lifetimes. Having attended Arabic schools, Associate V Partner Nidaa Ryweck became fluent in Arabic and had been working and studying since the age of 18. She even paid her way through university where she earned a degree in Business Management. After working several jobs as an English Teacher, an Administrative Assistant and an Employee Relations Specialist at National Guard Hospital, Associate V Partner Nidaa Ryweck finally quit to pursue the QNET business opportunity full time.
Read on to find out more about Associate V Partner Nidaa Ryweck, her story of success in QNET and her inspirational words of wisdom for all aspiring QNET stars.
How did you discover direct selling and also get to know QNET?
This is a funny story and a story I believe many can relate to. I was first introduced to QNET in 2008 by an elderly lady volunteering in the hospital where I worked. She told me about a business opportunity that required a minimum investment. Even though she didn’t show me the plan or sit down with me to explain the business properly, I reluctantly agreed to pay her the money due to her age and insistence. To my dismay, and rather predictably, I never saw her again and worse, I never got my product. And so, obviously, I was an extremely negative IR at that time. However, I swallowed my pride, accepted that I was coned, and vowed never to bring it up again.
A year later, my sister Associate V Partner Narjis came home very excited. She was talking about a business opportunity she had heard about. The minute I realised what business and company she was referring to, I became the most hostile prospect you could ever face. I tried to stop her from going to meetings, trainings or so anything related to the business for fear that she would end up being conned like I was. She tried to get me to meet her Upline but I refused. This went on for about a month before I finally gave in and went to a presentation.
Eventually, I agreed to join out of support, but I made it very clear that I would not be working in the business. It wasn’t until Regional V-Conference 2009 that the change began for me. The event had over 3000 like-minded people. It was mind-blowing and life-changing and there began my journey and the rest, as they say, is history.
Why did you pick QNET as your direct selling opportunity of choice?
I believe in the law of attraction, and at that time I was extremely passionate about starting my own business. I was seeking investors and had plans to run my own learning institute. Thankfully, QNET came my way before that materialised. I believe that QNET is an amazing platform for people who want to start their own business. You get the all the benefits of having your own business without all of the headaches that go with having a startup – like coming up with the capital, finding investors, hiring employees, shouldering monthly costs like salaries and rent and so on. It teaches you what it takes to run your own business without risking all that you have.
What challenges did you face when you first started your direct selling business? How did you overcome them?
I believe you would face challenges in any and every business you are a part of. With QNET, it’s no different. Surrounding myself with positive people helped me overcome those challenges. Holding on to my dreams and the reasons why I started helped me overcome those challenges. Every time I thought about quitting, I said to myself “Not yet! Not until I make back the same as the effort and sacrifice I have put in. I will not allow everything I have done to be for nothing.’ To me, quitting was worse than continuing, because then I would have really lost everything. Continuing meant that there was still a chance I could make it. Hope, to me, is always stronger than fear.
What was your life like before QNET? And what is it like now? What life-changing moments have you experienced in your Platinum Star journey?
Life for me before QNET was predictable. My lifestyle with work and studies, trying to make ends meet, gave me very little room to grow both personally and professionally. One of the experiences I had in my platinum journey was after a VCON. I made an adamant decision that by the next VCON I would be a Platinum Star. I formed a plan with my team and created programmes that would reinforce my plan. And sure enough, I became a Platinum Star by the following VCON. This, to me, was life-changing because it proved to me once more that whatever I set my mind to, I could achieve it and that in itself is power enough.
What inspired you to achieve the Platinum Star rank it and how you did it?
VCON inspired me and my team inspired me to go for the Platinum Star rank. I am a strong believer of the rank system and I strongly promote rank advancement with my team. I believe in order for my team to grow, I must set an example of that growth. By setting weekly targets with my team, focusing on helping people achieve rank, and creating programmes that focus on the plan was how my team and I went up in rank.
Direct selling industry is very fast-paced. How do you manage your work deadlines and maintain a healthy work-life balance?
Finding a balance has always been a challenge. I remember how my mother and friends were against me in the beginning. However, once they saw my success, they began to push me forward. Another thing that has helped me maintain balance is the use of online programmes to connect with my team when I am not able to do so in person. The support of my amazing siblings has also been nothing short of a blessing.
According to you, how important is teamwork in direct selling? What do you do to ensure your team members are happy, satisfied and working to the best of their capabilities?
Teamwork is fundamental in direct selling. Constant communication, getting involved in their personal lives, recognition for their efforts, getting them involved in decisions are all things that we do in our team. Honestly, we treat each other like family and that’s the most important part.
What are your thoughts on practice ethical marketing in direct selling?
I believe practising ethical marketing is important in any country. When practising ethical marketing its important to keep in mind the bigger picture. We are in a people business and people follow people by nature. So if your methods are unethical, sooner or later your group will end up losing their respect for you, and may even turn against you. The secret to maintaining a long term relationship and building a strong loyal team is to be honest and credible with them.
Can you share some interesting learnings from working in the direct selling industry and in QNET?
I’ve learned so much with QNET, it’s unbelievable. When I look over the years and how much I’ve evolved, I think the most I’ve learned about is the power of association and the importance of surrounding myself with like-minded people. I learned how to grow a business and take it globally. I learned how to think outside the box. I learned how to deal with challenges and handle my team when faced with challenges. And most importantly, I learned to learn from the challenges I face. I’ve learned to work on myself from within, to change internally, and that nothing absolutely nothing is impossible.
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Do you have a routine for success?
My main routine is working on maintaining the right mindset. I set time aside in my day to work on my personal growth. Whether it’s watching something educational, meditating, yoga, and sticking to a healthy lifestyle, it is a routine that enables me to contribute more and to be the best version of me.
Did you ever face the situation where you wanted to give up? If yes, how did you tackle it?
Of course! However, I always remember how I started. I believe the secret is to have a good support system. For me, it’s my siblings Associate V Partner Narjis and Associate V Partner Ibrahim, and my coach V Partner David. Surrounding myself with like-minded people is key to maintaining a positive mindset and overcoming challenges. Secondly, the sense of responsibility towards my network is what grounds me. By giving up I would not only be giving up on myself, but I’d be giving up on my network family.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I’m a health enthusiast so I spend a lot of my free time researching, experimenting and discovering health tips that can benefit me, my family, my network family and my community.
What are your future plans? Where do you see yourself and your team in the next 5 years?
I’m very excited about the future, and that’s what I value about my journey in QNET. It has taught me to dream and dream big! I have many plans and the future is bright. I envision my team and I as becoming one of the core teams in QNET – a team that has grown organically with a strong foundation and is spreading to different countries around the world, a team that has a large number of Maxout Kings and Queens.
Do you have any success tips for young entrepreneurs who are looking forward to joining the direct selling industry?
YEAH! GRAB THE OPPORTUNITY! I love the industry. It’s the future and it’s a great platform to expand and learn how to run a business without the cost of a traditional business. My advice is to give it your all and be coachable. If you give your utmost effort and are coachable you will grow big in this industry and will achieve more than you’ve ever dreamed!
QNET Platinum Star Associate V Partner Nidaa Ryweck is an inspiration to all of us and we cannot wait to see what other milestones she’s going to bag in her QNET journey! We wish her the very best!
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