One thing LIMU loves to do—aside from change people’s fiscal and physical lives by introducing them to the LIMU Experience—is to make people’s dreams come true and, after 20K Philip Cochran submitted his and his wife Kathy’s experience story, LIMU was able to do just that.
Aside from the cold, which the Saint Augustine-based Cochrans weren’t used to, every part of their trip, they said, was wonderful. “It was great,” Philip said. “It was everything you dream of and a whole lot more.”
From Top of the Rock to walking the picturesque streets of Greenwich Village, the Cochrans tried to do everything they could during their three-day all-expenses-paid trip. The only bad part, they said, was that it was too short. “We wish it could’ve been six days, not three,” Kathy said with a laugh. There was just so much to do during their first time there that they ran out of time. “We hit the ground running and didn’t stop until we fell into bed at night,” she added.
And that bed? It was on the 34th floor of the Marriott Marquis, in the heart of the city overlooking Times Square—right where they wanted to be. At night, they were eye-to-eye with the New Year’s Eve ball that would drop just a few weeks later. “I could’ve just stayed there in the room and watched the people in Times Square,” Kathy said.
The trip had extra-special meaning for the Cochrans, on top of a reward for simply sharing their LIMU Experience story. Five years ago, the Cochrans were set to take on the Big Apple to celebrate Kathy’s fiftieth birthday, but in the end they had to cancel their trip. This time, though, there would be no cancelling. Kathy was able to celebrate her birthday in style under the all the city lights.
There was even more meaning infused into the trip, though. Philip’s sister Brenda, who was sick at the time, was and is an inspiration for the Cochrans. Though she has since passed on, Philip and Kathy were able to share photos, videos, and phone calls with her daily, sharing their entire experience with her in real-time. “She was just as exited as we were,” Philip said.
They were able to do all of it—the posh hotel, front-row seats to Phantom of the Opera, a meal at the famed Stardust Diner, everything—because they shared their LIMU Experience story. It was easy, Philip said, because they share their story all of the time. It’s what they do. It’s important to remember not to leave anything out when you submit, Kathy added.
The Cochrans, aside from getting pumped to head to Memphis are going to use their trip to build their business in 2015. “It’s great to present people with the possibilities,” Philip said. “We’re going to show people that real people have real opportunities to win. It isn’t just someone you see on television who takes these trips.”