LENE & IB NIELSENIt started with a goal. A slight edge success story!
In 1998 I started my dream job, a job I loved, as an alarm technician. But, when we received our third child in 2004, my wife Lene and I started to talk about how we wanted our life to be. As most parents, we wanted more time with our kids, Lene also had the desire to continue to be a stay-at-home mom while our kids were small. Because my salary was too low at the time, I started to look for something that could generate extra income for our family.
In 2005, the opportunity with Zinzino came, and I decided to give myself a year to earn enough extra income so we could afford Lene to continue to stay at home with the kids.
In January 2007, the same time we received our fourth child, I had reached a level of commission from Zinzino that enabled us to reach our first goal. That changed everything, our fear had been that every morning would be a rush to meet all the deadlines. Now, we could enjoy being a family and the mornings were a favorite part of our day, they were peaceful moments we enjoyed together with our four precious children. READ MORE »
I continued building Zinzino part time for two more years and 1st of February 2009 I started my full time venture as a business partner in Zinzino.
This opportunity has given us our dream life. Because of Zinzino we spend more time with our children. We have three active sons that have had football as their core interest and getting the chance to follow them to practice, watch them play, and travel the world with them as we help them reach their goals, has been an incredible chance and privilege we would not miss. Every day we have the chance to spend time with our daughter, our precious one, and see her grow and develop in our journey.
We get to travel the world as a family and enjoy the luxuries of having the freedom to choose how we spend our days. This year (2016) we have been on six vacations, four of them to watch football in the UK!
This is probably the one thing that has been the most important to us, the freedom to do what we want and be together as a family. This is also why Lene and I continue to fall in love with each other every day, still after 22 years together.
Today we have a business with close to 20,000 active customers. This is what we have been able to do together with our amazing team and why we aspire to help as many other families to acquire the same. The income we make has blessed our lives, and, today we have the freedom and time to live our dream life.« CLOSE
ANITA & MIKKO JARRAHA real struggle to victory story!Told from my heart...
When I got started with Zinzino in 2012, my story was that I had been a serial entrepreneur for 13 years. During 2011 I was going through 2 bankruptcies. I was hundreds of thousands of euros in debt and my monthly expenses were way above what I could finance. On top of that my relationship with my fiancé, Anita, was on the verge of ending and we were separated living at two different addresses.
Beginning of June 2011 I went to my first Zinzino presentation. My good friend, Manu Rekola, decided that this would be the opportunity that would change his family’s finances and he was confident and determined to build a big business both in Finland and globally. His contagious energy made my answer simple.
I borrowed money from my aunt to get started and when I joined my only focus was to pay her off within my first 30 days. After reaching that, my next focus was to help my friends do the same. I remember being awake at night dreaming about: If I only could reach the Zinzino rank Crown - that would give me enough income to be able to break even. At the same time I understood that a 1000 km run starts with the first step. READ MORE »
Being in a burnout from the bankruptcy and the from the separation with Anita, I had a hard time focusing on many things at one time. Crown seemed like Mount Everest to me and I couldn’t see the top, sometimes when you cannot see the top, it is hard to climb. I decided to keep it simple and just focus on one step at a time. When I reached the Silver level the next thing I did was to focus on Gold, this is how I climbed out of my struggles.
The reason I had ended up in several bankruptcies was clear, my challenge was that I lost interest and focus quickly in what I was doing. That is probably why I, also, ended up being a shareholder in around 20 companies in my first years of being an entrepreneur. But, for once in my life, I decided that with Zinzino to focus on one course until I was successful and to stay that course for five years without looking elsewhere.
At the same time, I started to work on myself more than ever before and a revelation came to me when I realized that the reason my relationship was in a mess was because we did not communicate in the same way.
Thanks to the personal development system and journey that Zinzino provided me, these last years of my life have not just been the most profitable, but also, the most fun and life changing. We have managed to turn our finances 180 degrees around, more importantly Anita and I are happily married with two beautiful boys.
We have just moved to South of Spain and are renovating a beautiful apartment here in gorgeous Sierra Blanca. We will spend winters here and summers in Estonia and Finland.
Today, my best friends are ones at Zinzino, I love to combine business with the enjoyment of travel, together with friends that are dear to me. My family has the privilege to enjoy financial independence and we are so proud of our team with over 16,000 active customers (2016). We are also proud that we have helped over 100 people reach Diamond with the same “keep it simple” philosophy.
It is an awesome feeling to wake up knowing that such a big number of people are in balance and many also enjoy an amazing coffee every day. And the best is that I realize that we have just started on our journey with Zinzino. I am confident that our team will grow to at least 100,000 customers by 2020. That gets us fired up!« CLOSE
KINE & ØYVIND LIENLove and care. Step by step.
After being an entrepreneur for over a decade and going through an amazing growth season with my construction company, I suddenly found myself struck with by a huge decrease in finances when the financial crisis hit Norway in 2008. At the same time Kine struggled with health problems as she’s had arthritis since adolescence. Her health was now getting so bad that she did not have the capacity to work full time.
After working long days in Oslo, commuting many hours to and from work, I was exhausted and realized I needed a change. I felt my life was empty and only consisted of work and my daily commute, my frustration was high and I was not my usual self.
I remember late one evening Kine and I had a talk, we desperately needed a change and we wanted our life back. My “aha” moment came when my wife suddenly said,“ Øyvind, I want my husband back.” The truth is, she was spot on, I wanted myself back. I wanted my life to give me more meaning and to inspire me more than just running back and forth to meet financial deadlines. READ MORE »
When the timing is right, one knows it, so when my friend Ørjan, whom I had worked with in the past, asked me to look at Zinzino I knew immediately this could be our solution.
Shortly after our meeting, Kine and I drove to Gothenburg, Sweden to attend the company’s kickoff and to understand the company more and their products. We liked what we saw and on our way back home we made the decision that this was our solution.
January 1st, 2010, we launched our business and we did not realize it was going to be even better than we thought possible! I remember my first goals as if it were yesterday, I wanted the control over my time and life back. My wife and I wanted to build a good financial platform and have time together as a family.
Our primary goal, however, was that Kine could be more flexible based on her health challenges. As she would take most of the responsibility at home with caring for our children, she did not want to feel guilt that she was not bringing income home through a regular job. At the same time I got my hands free to fully focus on our business.
When we started, we had few resources and this required a lot from the both of us. For a quite a while, we only had time together as a family on Friday evenings and Saturdays. Sunday to Friday afternoon were full throttle with meetings from early morning to night time and I remember we only had a one week holiday during the first 18 months. It was a busy season, and often hard, but we kept focused on our dream about a life where we could have more time together without having to worry about money.
I am incredibly grateful for the friends and partners who joined in on the opportunity together with us. We are humbled that our best friends today are colleagues in Zinzino. Today our life is full of harmony and balance, we have the freedom of choice and a solid economy. Every year we travel and experience the world as a family and we have the time to follow our four children in a way that would not be possible if we had regular jobs. Kine’s health has greatly improved and our continuous focus is to help others improve their health, develop their businesses and achieve their dreams. We thrive on helping people accomplish their dreams.
We are so grateful to Ørjan and Hilde Saele for believing in us and investing their time to teach us to build our business and showing us the opportunity to change our lives. We also realize that what made it work for us in the end was that we manage to stick together as a family – that we teamed up to finished what we started.
When we got started I remember Ørjan telling me that Zinzino had about 8,200 active customers. For me that seemed huge and I remember thinking that if Kine & I one day could accomplish 1,000 active customers in our team we would be beyond thrilled. Today I laugh when I look back because this journey has exceeded all our expectations.
Today (Jan, 2017) we have more than 10,000 active customers in our team. Sharing our knowledge and offering excellent products that make a difference inspires us to continue to help people. Our goal is to build a team of 100,000 happy customers as we continue to help our leaders and their teams achieve their dreams. Our passion is huge, we live a life filled with purpose and we look forward to the journey ahead.« CLOSE
KERSTIN & THIM ÖHMANThe journey has just started.
We have lots more to do!
After 20 years working as an Orthoptist at a hospital in Sweden, I suddenly realized I was not living my dream. During my 10 years, I absolutely loved what I was doing, but for every year that passed the stress increased. Every day my lists of patients increased and every day I felt I had less time per patient. On top of that I felt I wasn’t paid what I knew I was worth. My spare time was limited and my energy levels low. I desperately wanted to get more and give more. In 2005, I found the solution, I was introduced to Zinzino and I knew it was an opportunity to do something new for myself, in a team, where I could develop my skills and increase my paycheck.
After 17 years as an accountant I sold my firm in 2006. The first 10 years were inspiring, but, then I became sick and tired of working 60-100 hours a week during spring, the best of the year! My plan was to create a passive income by developing my real estate business and to learn more about investments. After a few years, my education within investments became quite an expensive learning experience. It was extremely tough to go through, but at the same time, I would not take it back for anything because it gave me an extraordinary opportunity to practice my financial survival skills. READ MORE »
In 2006 I joined Zinzino, and quite soon I understood that this opportunity could not only benefit my financial need, but also, meet my desire to help people.
KERSTIN & THIM:
In 2012, Zinzino launched the Balance concept, until then we had developed a base of 900 coffee customers. We learned quite fast how to work with the Balance products with our team, and in one year, we increased our active customer base from 900 to 2200 customers! By this time, we realized that Zinzino could be the answer to the needs of us and our teammates wants and desires. After this, we decided to go ALL IN!
What we can achieve as a team is so much more than what we can achieve by ourselves. Everyone has his or her unique talent that is meant to be used, our passion is to help our people find and develop their talents. A team needs a committed leader, so our focus is to inspire, create a hunger, and to help ambitious people become committed leaders.
The change in our lives has been drastic since we decided to focus on our Zinzino business. Slowly at first, but then it gained momentum every year that passed! Today, we have the finances and the opportunity to be able to decide where and when we want to work. Everyday we get the chance to build our business around our lives, instead of building our lives around work. This is great since our children and grandchildren live in different places across Europe.
It is priceless to be able to work and spend time with each other as a couple. We love to set and reach goals together, travel together and make friends around the world. We reached a goal in 2015, to wake up in our home by the lake, and it is a dream come true. It is a peaceful haven we so enjoy having as our base.
As we write this, we are on our way home from one of the biggest and important goals we have in our lives: To help children in need. We have just visited a center in Thailand for homeless children and decided to increase our support to this center.
We are so grateful for everything so far, and we are just getting started! During the years to come, together with our amazing team, we aspire to change the world for the better, one story at a time, one person at a time. We challenge you, Inspire Change in Your Life!
MIIKKA PEURAVIRTA We really want to help people get more spare time and live a healthy life!
& MIIA ROIHAS
In 2011 I was working as a Sales Director in a media and advertisement company, as an employee looking for a change to become a full-time entrepreneur.
Zinzino was introduced to me and I actually said ‘no thank you’ five times, before I finally did my research about the company, and understood that this was an opportunity to pursue and that I should at least give it a try. One of the biggest changes in my life after Zinzino was introduced to me, is how I have grown as a person. Nowadays I hear people close to me saying that I have become a better friend, husband, father and business leader.
I was working in a kindergarten and worked too much, but I didn’t earn enough money. I also wanted to spend more time with my own child. At this time, we had a normal family situation where we didn’t have that much spare time or extra money to travel. I was introduced to Zinzino in 2011, but I was very sceptic in the beginning. However, in 2012 I decided to start working full time with this business, since I had seen what Zinzino really was all about after watching my husband work there for 9 months. READ MORE »
MIIKKA AND MIIA:
There have been so many positive changes in our life thanks to Zinzino. We don’t need to work 50-60 hour weeks anymore. We just had a baby boy and it’s fantastic to be able to give him all the time he needs – for both of us. Unlike many others, we don’t have to choose which one of us that needs to go “back to work”. We are fortunate to be in a position where we can combine family and work. Zinzino has given us a great standard in many aspects of our lives, including the possibility to combine work and family life.
We have found lots of good friends from many countries in the world and we have the chance to travel all over the world whenever we want in order to discover new places and cultures. If one of us would have been working somewhere else, it had not been possible to spend time together as we are able to do today. Now we can work from anywhere in the world and it feels fantastic to plan our future!
Using our strengths together, we can achieve better results. We are in a business where helping people through personal meetings is a key success factor. The two of us are different in many ways, but so are our team members and customers – our different styles work with different people. It’s not only about our family life anymore, now we are also working towards the same business goals together, which means we have created an even bigger trust for each other.
By becoming a partner in Zinzino you cannot really lose anything, but you can achieve so much. You will get more time for things that are important to you. We really want to help people to get more spare time and live a healthy life. Whatever Zinzino does, we can be sure it’s been planned with heart and love to help others. We are proud to be part of that journey.« CLOSE