I just passed my 4 year anniversary with Kitchen Craft and words that Robin imparted to me at the very beginning of my journey with this company echoed back. “I am so excited for you and your new life.” I didn’t give it a second thought at the time but now it is all crystal clear. I am living a totally “new and improved” life over what I had before and my wife and family will agree. We have built our dream house and are just finishing a $120,000 outdoor living area complete with a pool, spa, swim-up bar, sunken kitchen, and a fireplace for the odd cold evening in Florida 🙂 Possessions are nice but what’s really important is security and the time and funds to make special memories with those you love. We just got back a couple of days ago from a Disney cruise. It was possible because of Kitchen Craft. I also took a month off to spend with my wife and two girls. We have lots planned including some camping and trips to the beach. These days will be filled with moments that I will cherish for a lifetime. These are the memories I pull out when I am lonely and far from home. We are planning a trip to Europe next year and Iceland the year after that.
Sales is an up and down game but what I particularly love about Kitchen Craft is that my income is very consistent always going up. I have tracked my repeat shows and noticed a steady increase in my numbers over the years. I have even surprised myself and bettered previous years by as much as 50% at some shows. I love it that I am always learning. I am continually challenged and I work hard to improve by learning from each demo. I am working for myself so any investment in myself or my booth pays off in huge dividends directly to me.
I have a wonderful support team that truly cares about myself, my family and our future. I also have a huge new network of Kitchen Craft and Lustre Craft reps that I call friends…even family and I eagerly look forward to the time we spend together at the annual convention and our yearly adventures in far off lands sponsored by our illustrious leader, Dave Hurley. It goes without saying that without him and his vision, none of this would have been possible. He is my mentor and my inspiration but most importantly – my friend.
I work hard…good habits are hard to break…but I also play hard. My career at Kitchen Craft has given me my life back. I now feel in control and I don’t worry about money any more. I am not a rich man but I am very comfortable and I am able to plan for my family’s future. Our kids have college funds and I love that 🙂
– Tim Martin