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Episode 40 - Ambit Energy's - Richard Amoedo

In this episode of Ambit Energy's Ambitious 50, we interviewed Executive Consultant Richard Amoedo.

Golden Nuggets:

     Your habits are going to shape your outcome
     Do you want me to make all of the money, or would you like to make some too?
     Be willing to be interrupted
     GOD, who can I go help today?
     There was a little bit of pain
     It’s okay to have people contribute to me
     Permission to point things out
     Pick the company you want to have problems with
     You sponsor their whole life
     Get them to the next exposure

A Quest For Better Quality of Life 
“Our goal, our focus,” Richard says, “is to improve people’s quality of life. Money does that, but great people do that quicker. We ask ourselves, ‘How are we going to make a difference in people’s lives?’” 

Part of the answer comes by way of the example set by some Ambit Energy field leaders. “[NC] Steve Thompson, [EC] Chris Atkinson and [EC] Kenny Smith have all come to visit me in the hospital. [NC] Carlos Marin has called many times,” Mary relates. “And none of these guys are in our organization! It speaks volumes about the culture of our company.” 

Richard and Mary joined Ambit after saying “no” many times to their friend and now sponsor, NC Terri Hammack. Mary remembers, “She saw us working 60 and 70 hours a week in our mortgage business, which had recently quadrupled in income. We were traveling all over the country and had no time for our two kids. Terri wanted a better quality of life for us.” Finally, Terri got Richard and Mary signed up. They “laid dormant” for six months, when one day they got a check for $334 in the mail.