February 8th, 2013

Jacki Blasko: Life Without My UnFranchise Business

Have you ever wondered where you would be without your UnFranchise business? Where would you be if you hadn’t dedicated yourself to building the business? It’s a question that many of us don’t ask enough – but it’s a question that Jerry Siciliano winner Jacki Blasko was asked at last week’s World Conference in Miami.


For those of you who attended World Conference, you know the passion and commitment Jacki Blasko has for her UnFranchise business – after all you don’t win the coveted Jerry Siciliano Award without it. Jacki took time to reflect on what her UnFranchise Business means to her, and where she would be today had she not decided to become involved with this incredible business.


Please take a moment to read Jacki’s “Pain Statement” – that is what she believes her life would be like without her UnFranchise Business. It’s a powerful testament to the life-changing business opportunity, and really shows you the incredible impact that Market America has had on Jacki’s life. Jacki is the epitome of what happens when you dedicate yourself to reaching your goals with hard work, and making your dreams come true!


After you read Jacki’s Pain Statement, leave me a comment and tell me – where would you be without your UnFranchise Business?


Jacki Blasko’s Pain Statement  (What if I had said “No” and/or QUIT?)

What life would have been like without Market America:

It’s December 31st 1997 and I decided not to build my Market America Unfranchise.  I know the system was there but I didn’t want to submit to it. One year ago I had a credit card balance of $68,000; it has swelled to a balance I’m too ashamed share.  We lost our home in Forest Lake after being behind 12 months on the payments.  I don’t know where I’m going to live.  My marriage to Dave is in turmoil and honestly I don’t think we’re gonna make it.  I don’t blame him, I blame myself.  Because of the financial stress I can barely face my kids. I never shared the business opportunity with Tara and she’s now working 50-60 hours a week and I only get to see her a couple times a year. Chris got accepted to college and it scares me to death to know that he’s going to borrow $50,000 – $75,000 with no promise of work when he’s finished.  Hopefully if he does get a job when if he finishes, he won’t live too far away.

I lost the farm that has been in our family for generations, I let my parents down.  They believed in me, but I never took action.  My dream of having a retreat center where family and friends could come to share and bask in God’s glory is gone.  Gone with it is the financial support I have given to my Church and people in the Mission field I have been supporting for years.  I never had the opportunity to meet all of the wonderful people that have come into our organization and the leaders in MA that have trained our organization (my forever friends).  The hopes and dreams of the thousands of people I could have helped didn’t happen either.  I wonder what would have happened if I “just did it”?

Regretfully, Jacki Blasko



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