Ask people what superpower they wish to have and you’ll get various answers that can range from stopping time to reading minds.
What do these superpowers have in common? They usually start and end with the person who has the said power. Long after the existence of that person, their superpower either goes away with them or is given to another to wield.
Underrated as it may seem, the superpower influence, does the opposite thing. It starts with the person who wields the power then spreads on to the others. What the original owner of the power does is magnified and echoed by people and communities long after he or she exists.
This reminds me of a good friend who is “Superman” to many-- Sean Chesser.
Sean comes from an influential family, his grandfather was the president of TIME Magazine and the inventor of HBO. His grandfather believed that to achieve success is to work with others. The impact of his works has touched a lot of lives including Sean’s. Currently, Sean staunchly believes that he needs to collaborate with people who are greater and smarter than he is and put their cumulative knowledge to good use.
Sean could have stayed with a business partner who had a winning business idea but didn’t really care about his staff and customers. Instead of becoming an enabler to this bad business practice, he quit and flew to Orlando to start his own business.
In Orlando, Sean and Izzy Sanchez met and together they started a business that sells vacations or timeshares. After a while, however, Sean aired out his opinion about the timeshare industry. He realized how these supposed “assets”, usually bought spontaneously at exorbitant prices were valued at 0$ by the IRS and often led heirs to inherit more debt.
Instead of bumping heads with each other, Izzy and Sean went on to discuss what they can do and formulated something that can help thousands of people, those who want to get rid of their timeshare accounts.
On May 2015, Primo Management Group (PMG) was born. PMG is an organization that helps people who are desperately trying to get out of their timeshare contracts, were scammed by another company who promised to help them, and those experiencing hardships because of the timeshare they bought.
Through PMG prospective clients and present customers were taught how to utilize the internet to research on the purchases they bought as well as how to verify claims and success stories in order to be properly informed before going to another step. Izzy and Sean committed to teaching even if their prospective clients do not sign up with them.
The first six months in the business were focused more on relationship building with their staff and their customers. Izzy and Sean did not take a paycheck during those months. Simultaneously, they established their processes and completed the extensive research tactics they needed to know to get their clients out of their timeshare contracts.
Within the year, they generated success for themselves, their team members, and most importantly, their customers.
PMG, under the leadership of Sean and Izzy, is continuously building an industry wherein those who are financially lost, either through inherited debts or spur-of-the-moment purchases, can get the help they need it. A big part of PMG’s mission is to increase the awareness around this industry that helps people get out of their timeshare contracts in the safest, most ethically guaranteed way.
The movement they have started may seem small at first, but with both of their influence and commitment into bettering the lives of others their efforts will most likely snowball and create an impact not just with their community but also affect the existing industry.
Long after they have helped people out of debt and back on the right track, they already have touched a lot of lives directly and indirectly.
This is the power of influence and how an organization made use of theirs by making people’s lives better one ended timeshare contract at a time.