QNET Made Me a Responsible Son, a Good Friend, and a Dreamer
Sometimes, just dreaming big is not enough. To make your dreams a reality, you have to back them with grit, focus, and determination. Joyal Joshy’s inspiring transition – from a young, carefree boy to a successful entrepreneur – is proof that you can achieve anything if you keep your eye on the goal and refuse to give up, no matter the challenges you face.
The 29-year-old Kerala resident grew up in a lower middle-class household. He pursued electrical engineering, and after his graduation in 2013, went on to work with one of the leading public sector companies in the state. His is a closely-knit family and Joyal is very close to his parents and younger sister. Yet, despite his hard work, he felt that he was falling short of fulfilling his responsibilities towards his family. He wanted to do more for them, give them a better life, but it just wasn’t possible on his salary. That changed the day he was introduced to QNET by a friend.
A firm believer in the power of relationships, Joyal was intrigued by the idea of a business based on relationship building. When he realised that direct selling offered him the opportunity of being a business owner with the potential for earning a significant income over the long term, Joyal was keen to explore the opportunity.
“My friend explained the concept of direct selling to me and showed me QNET’s products. I was very excited about how the business worked and its focus on changing lives. I couldn’t wait to start my journey in this exciting industry,” he says.
Turning dreams to reality
Joyal’s journey as an aspiring entrepreneur in direct selling did not have an easy start. For three months, he kept facing rejections. However, his naturally positive attitude combined with the very strong support system provided by his mentors in the business ensured that he kept going.
“I failed multiple times, but those failures again and again reminded me to stay focused on my dreams and vision. I believe that if we learn from our failures we can rise like the phoenix from the ashes. Otherwise, we will become our worst nightmare”, says Joyal.
Joyal’s positivity is infectious. He truly believes in the power of positive thinking. He shares “Every morning I do mouna (silent reflection) and then I look into the mirror and tell myself every day that I am the best. My positive self-talk helps me a lot to stay motivated. Also, I always surround myself with positive people in my network which really helps.”
He credits his mentors and uplines in the team for always having his back. “My uplines are my lifeline. VC Shamseer Ika ,VC Mohamed Jazeel, AOL Karan Pramod Sawant supported me through the toughest times in my life. They always told me that everything happens for a reason. They helped me understand that thinking positive is not about expecting everything to happen at a certain time but accepting that whatever is happening in the present moment is for something good in the future.”
Growing up, Joyal and his family lived in a small, cramped home with just the basic necessities. The family of four shared one bedroom and slept on the floor. The challenges intensified during the monsoon season as the home would often get flooded. One of his dreams was to build a better, more comfortable home for his family. When he initially started working in his corporate job, he approached several banks for a home loan, but his application was rejected each time.
Once he started working on his QNET business, the dream took on a new life. This time he was determined to fulfill his dream without relying on banks. With his new found community in QNET, and the support of his family, friends and mentors in the QNET business, he worked towards his goal and in a span of one year, he was able to build a three-bedroom house for his family.
As his business grew, Joyal feels that he has transformed into a better version of his younger self. “I became a more responsible son and brother, a good friend, and a better dreamer,” he says.
Joyal credits his success to a number of factors – foremost among them was the support he received from his team to face the challenges during his journey. “Teamwork is one of the best things about networking. I firmly believe that we can walk a short distance alone, but when people come together, they can walk several miles.”
The engineer-turned-entrepreneur is often approached by others who are curious about the direct selling industry and want to know more about how to be successful. “For these people, I have the same advice – if you want to succeed at direct selling, be professional and ethical, never ever give up, and always believe in yourself.”
Happy that he proved the naysayers and doubters wrong with his success as a QNET entrepreneur, Joyal is now on a quest to do good for others. “I want to serve the poor and change the lives of as many people as possible.” With a checkmark against his dream of a new house, Joyal now has a new goal to work towards. “I want to take my parents and sister for a ride in my own car,” he says. “With the kind of success, I’ve had so far on my QNET journey, I’m confident that I’ll turn this dream into reality, too.”