“…Totally exceeded our expectations…”
These words only scratch the surface of what 20K Diana Awbrey had to say about her all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco. When Diana submitted her LIMU Experience story online, she never imagined that it would be her walking onstage in front of thousands at the 2017 International Convention to receive the most coveted prize of all. It was a moment that she says brought the impact a Promoter story can have into perspective.
“It was surreal,” she said. “Because you write your story, it has value to you. But hearing afterwards that it was valuable to other people made my story mean something. To me, that’s just such an amazing thing!”
San Francisco is one of the most-visited destinations in the world, filled with iconic sights, but Diana and her husband, Steve, had never visited before. “We didn’t know too much about the city, but we were so excited to go there,” Diana said.
“We tried not to have any expectations at all and because it was all-expenses-paid, we didn’t worry about budget,” Diana recalled. “So, we knew that everything would be wonderful, but it totally exceeded our expectations. Even something as simple as the VIP concierge picking up our bags and taking us to the hotel was an amazing perk.”
After being cordially greeted and whisked away, Diana and Steve arrived at the world-renowned, Fairmont Hotel—the epitome of five-star luxury. “It was so historic! As a history buff, I loved it! It was a gorgeous hotel with modern amenities. It was beautiful inside and had that comfortable feel, the robes and all the high-end stuff,” Diana said, joyfully. “I could have stayed there and relaxed the entire time! It meant a lot to me to be treated so special and have our all of our needs taken care of.”
The Awbreys enjoyed touring the city on its signature double decker buses and cable cars, but they didn’t just travel on land, they also explored San Francisco Bay by water in luxury. “I think the highlight for us was the harbor cruise,” she said. “It was so amazing sailing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge! It was very romantic and the views were majestic.”
The trip also allowed Diana and Steve to appreciate the LIMU Experience in a whole new way. But what’s a trip to a new city without getting a taste of the delicious food options in the area?
“Every place that we ate at was cool: authentic Chinese, Italian. I probably gained five pounds! Then we went to this place that several people recommended to us that served steak and seafood. Because everything was taken care of by LIMU, we splurged and ordered the most gigantic steak and I can’t even describe how good it was! It was unbelievable.”
“I knew that LIMU cared about its Promoters, but the trip was just like, ‘Oh my God, LIMU and Gary care so much about the Promoters that they would do all of these things for me?!’ I thought I was part of something special before, but for LIMU to do something this special simply blew me away!”
As amazing as the trip was for Diana, what seemed to surprise her most was the impact it had on other people and her team.
“We’ve have had so many people call us wanting to find out more about LIMU since the trip and after seeing our photos and videos. It surprised me that people who weren’t even a part of LIMU before were calling me, too,” Diana noted. “It’s been such a useful tool for talking to people, and many were saying things like, ‘I’ve gotta hear more about this now!’”
“My belief is ten times stronger than it was before,” Diana said. “Now I have something else that LIMU has given me that I can talk about that is real. The BMW is real. The trip is real. No one can take that away from me. No one can debate that. You can’t make me not appreciate that and this experience. This is all happening to my life! It’s real!”
So, what is Diana’s advice to anyone who hasn’t submitted their Experience story yet?
“It’s worth it. It’s therapeutic. Just do it! You don’t have anything to lose and everything to gain, she insisted. “Even if you don’t win, you can still bless other people with your story. It’s taking what you’ve been through and using it to help other people. I just feel so lucky to have LIMU to help me make my life worth something.”