Michael Scott & MJ
Scott & MJ Michael
Occupation: Food Processing Plant Manager
In 1976, Scott Michael faced layoff number 6. That's when Scott and his wife, MJ, took their first step toward keeping that promise never to work for anyone else again. They made a critical decision that would change their lives forever. As a result of their decision, the next six years would prove to be as awesome as the prior six years had been awful. The decision? Scott and MJ made a solemn commitment to devote themselves full-time to building their business. By 1981 just four years later, the Michaels were celebrating a once-in-a-lifetime achievement: They reached Diamond! When Scott quotes the old adage, ''you reap what you sow,'' he's talking from firsthand experience. Scott and MJ have reaped the freedom that they have helped others to find.