“When I first encountered TLC I’d recently had to leave my home in Colombia without my wife and young daughter to find work,” Christian Prada remembers. “I arrived in the city of Caravaca de la Cruz in Murcia, Spain to work picking fruit. I earned an average of $6 dollars per basket collected.”
Born and raised in Bucaramanga, Prada grew up in a middle-class family that faced financial problems. Once he’d started a family of his own, working as a migrant seemed like his only option to pay the bills.
“That trip was in April 2015 and that was the moment that Total Life Changes appeared in my life, through an early morning text from my ‘Angel’ Ana Cantera.”
The text from Cantera read as follows: Honey, I’m about to launch something really great for Latin America and we can make history together. I want you to see this video and give me your feedback. Prada calls receiving it the beginning of the best stage of his life so far.
“It was not easy,” he admits. “I was introduced to Network Marketing in 2012, but by the time TLC arrived, I was tired of telling people that I knew we had an opportunity to change our lives. I was tired of making promises on behalf of an industry that was ending a lot of people’s dreams, including my own. I needed to see something different from this company to make that commitment again.”
A conversation with prominent TLC IBO Stormy Wellington helped to galvanize him. “She told me, ‘Every new success story in the present will erase the failures from the past.’ That’s what I focus on now.”
Today Christian has a different lifestyle. Where he once collected fruit, he now collects success stories. He has two beautiful daughters, Geraldine, who is 5 years old, and Ana Lucia, who is one (and named in honor of his sponsor Ana Cantera). He calls his wife Mery Jane his “right hand and support throughout this process.”
“TLC is from another world,” Prada claims. “In this company you can be yourself and earn money. I know other companies where people lose their essence to run their business. Success here is not easy either. You have to make changes, grow as a person, give yourself a financial education, etc. But here everyone at least has a chance.”
“When I started this, I did it for money. I was a father at 20 years old, and I had a responsibility to them. When I joined TLC I visualized being the youngest Global Director of the company. I told myself I want to be part of that top group, and nowadays it is a reality. What I want more than anything now is to see 1,000 free families in Latin America within my team, fulfilling their dreams and inspiring the lives of other people. We will make this possible.”