The taxi was going slower and slower. If I didn’t know better, I’d have thought the driver was trying to boost his earnings – well he was, in a way…
I’ve no idea whether it was the same driver I wrote about some while ago in “A tale of two taxis” but this driver said that yes, I had told him what I do. I took it as a cue to change the subject but after a moment or two he returned to it: “Is about saving money, yes?” He was Turkish and the conversation was somewhat stilted.
So all the way home we talked about saving the average new member 20% – 30% on their household bills to begin with and then pushing this up to 40% – 50% and how we did it – and how he could get paid a percentage of those people’s bills every month forever. When we reached my front door he just sat there. “Is possible for me – get money every month?”
“Yes, is possible,” I told him. “Tell you what. Have you got 20 minutes? If you’d like to come in I’ll show you.”
So he did. I’d like to be able to say he joined there and then. But he insists he wants to run it by a friend of his – a very successful entrepreneur who owns several businesses. At this point my ears pricked up: Taxi drivers might make good distributors but they’re nothing compared with successful entrepreneurs.
And since the last thing you want is an untrained wannabe presenting the business to someone like that, the plan is that he’s going to get me together with this friend. We’ll see – and I’ll keep you posted.