Purium Health Sonia and Doug Magruder Hit 4 Star Crown

Originally published in BusinessForHome.org by Ted Nuyten (July 23, 2015)

Sonia and Doug Magruder have been successful entrepreneurs in the real estate arena in the Tampa, Florida, USA for over 15 years.

They build a 10,000 strong team with 90 people personal enrolled within 2 years. Last year they hit the rank of Crown in their company, and have recently ranked to 4 Star Crown and now have many six figure earners on their team.

While they have always been business minded and entrepreneurial, their involvement with Purium initially was simply to find a nutrition solution for Sonia’s mother.

Purium’s 10 day detox cleanse was also a weight loss solution for Sonia and Doug that actually yielded results after attempts with other weight loss systems failed. They not only lost weight and inches in 10 days but they felt better than ever. This lifestyle change was the catalyst for Doug to resume running again, after a 27 year hiatus. As a result, he ran 3 half marathons and finished a full marathon last November, and is training for another marathon.

Their profound product experience coupled with the company’s unique gift card marketing system, caused them to take a more serious look at the business side of Purium.

“With a full-time real estate and investment business and being caregivers, our plates were full and we weren’t looking for another business. But we were familiar with residual income. Our rental properties gave us a a taste of what residual income was like,” says Sonia.

The Magruders quickly realized that what this company had to offer was not only in the “sweet spot” of the market trend–non-GMO, organic and superfood products–but also incorporated a compensation plan that was very fair and favorable to the field. They recognized that the perfect storm doesn’t come along every day, and that they needed to board this train.

“We were so impressed with the purity of the product ingredients, the culture of the company and the integrity of the owners (Dave Sandoval and Amy Venner-Hamdi) that we decided to really take a run at this,” says Doug. Soon the Magruders’ income from Purium exceeded their rental and real estate income.

“What we have really enjoyed is building and nurturing a team and helping people develop into leaders of leaders. We built this business organically, and within about a year and a half we were proud to be among the top earners and leaders in the company. We are so proud of the leaders on our team and how they have gone on to build, lead and inspire their own organizations of thousands of people.

We are total believers in this industry and we love that there is such a strong emphasis on personal development and on helping others succeed,” says Doug. Additionally Sonia is on the field advisory board of the company. “I love being able to meet directly with the owners and work with our fellow field advisory board members. It’s an honor to be able to represent the field in this way,” says Sonia.

This business has not only provided Sonia and Doug with a lucrative income, but the company’s culture has taught them the importance of servant leadership. One of their favorite quotes is from Jim Rohn–”The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak, be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy, be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”

“This is the culture of leadership that we strive to embody. Network marketing is not done by one’s self, so seeing our members blossom into their own network leaders has proven to be extremely gratifying. The profitability and time freedom that this industry provides is wonderful, of course, but most importantly it is deeply satisfying to help others look better and feel better all while helping them to drastically improve their own financial situations,” says Sonia. The Magruders’ motto is “recruit, train, nurture and support” and they strongly believe in the importance of providing infrastructure, coaching and a regular training program for those entering the industry.

“We have found a home that we plan on staying at for many years to come. The company has been around for several years but hardly anyone knows about us. We have what the market is looking for–pure, non-GMO green superfoods with no artificial ingredients whatsoever. The timing couldn’t be better. There are currently only 25 Crowns in the company, so there is plenty of room at the top with Purium!” says Sonia.