It is a miracle if you can't succeed in Atomy. IM Doug-Woo Lee likes to say this all the time. He has much experience in network marketing but has nevertheless continued to taste failure for 17 years. He was living in a greenhouse when he first came across Atomy. As soon as he came in contact with Atomy, he was certain that he could succeed. IM Doug-Woo Lee was almost put in a psychiatric ward when he declared to do Atomy business. What had led him to do Atomy business?
Bitter sweet success - Thoughts on becoming an Imperial Master
In March 16 of 2018, member Doug-Woo Lee was promoted to the highest rank in Atomy in Success Academy held in Kintex, Ilsan. President Park was operating the fork lift to deliver the crate full of cash to Doug-Woo Lee, which amounted to 1 billion KRW.What mixed emotions must have run through Lee at the time? If you imagined Lee to be full of tears as his memories flashed before his eyes, you couldn't be more wrong. Lee recalls, "Yes, I was happy, but I think I was more sad." Why was he so sad? Was it because his prize money was small? Or was it because the stage he was on wasn't flashy? Not at all. He was sad because he had reached the top too fast, so he didn't have a rank to work towards anymore. Lee said, "I was sad because I no longer had a rank to look to." He sighed as he said, "Global Atomy has only just started..."
When Lee first joined Atomy, it didn't have a website or catalog, needless to say even an office. It only had two products as well. But Lee says that his heart raced nevertheless. "My partners said that my face shined. It is a miracle if you can't succeed after finding Atomy. I thought that this was the ultimate answer."The true worth of Atomy could be seen by a network marketing expert of 17 years, who had ended up living in a greenhouse. Lee was able to see the advantage of Atomy, which had good and affordable products - with no entry fee and membership fee.
IM Doug-Woo Lee says that the secret to his success is 'a sense of gratitude'. When he first tried to join Atomy, his family members tried to put him in a psychiatric ward. That was how much failure Lee had experienced in network marketing. But even someone like him, had succeeded in Atomy. "If I were to share a secret for my success, I think it was my 5 times of failure during a span of 17 years in other network marketing companies. And through all of this, I was able to foster a sense of gratitude in Atomy. I am very thankful for the good and affordable products in Atomy, the commission ceiling, and the fact that there are no entry fee and membership fee.
Overcome the boredom of repetition
After joining Atomy in the midst of fierce opposition from my family, I experienced countless rejections while doing Atomy business. "When I contacted others, they thought I was a madman who had fallen into network marketing. I was lucky if people bought a single product from me out of pity." It was confidence and gratitude I had in Atomy, which helped me overcome the boredom of constant rejection. "It is very normal to be constantly rejected in Atomy. Most people quit because they are not able to overcome the boredom of constant rejection.
The fact that Lee doesn't lose his temper contributed to his success. He might not look it, but he has never been in a fight in his life. "Sometimes I actually want to get angry and get in fights, but it's just not possible for me." He tries to be objective with himself, and he likes maintaining peace, so he doesn't feel disrespected when others get angry. He just tries to understand the person who is angry."If you acknowledge that you've failed 5 times because you deserved it, then it's easy to focus on the next thing. It also helps with building relationships, and I think that contributed a lot to my success in Atomy."
That is why IM Doug-Woo Lee is harsh on those who want to quit Atomy easily just because it is difficult. Atomy business still has unlimited potential. There are still markets all over the world, in which Atomy has not reached yet. No matter how many times you get rejected and experience failure, as long as you remain in Atomy, there is still plenty of chance for you to succeed. However, if you leave Atomy, you will lose all possibility of succeeding. "If you can get an income of 2 million to 3 million KRW a month, then you have already succeeded. Your life after retirement is ensured. Imagine receiving that money even when you are 80 or 100 years old, actually until you die. What kind of job ensures this?"
Empty your bucket list
It is interesting to hear IM Lee say that his emotions during good and exciting times were the same as during frightening and anxious times. "The best moment was when I had become a Star Master. I was happiest whenI was promoted to Sharon Master then to Star Master and was able to receive 10 million KRW a month. It was also when I was most anxious. I was worried that Atomy was going to go bankrupt. I didn't know if I could make it to Royal Master. As long as Atomy stands strong, no matter how many times Doug-Woo Lee falls, he can get back up again. But what if Atomy disappears? Then everything that Lee had achieved would turn into oblivion. It seemsLee was not immune to such worries as well ,even when he was on his way to the top.
Imperial Master Doug-Woo Lee says that he has nothing left in his bucket list. He says he's done everything that he's wanted to do since having become an Imperial Master. "I've done it all - table tennis, pool, tennis, jazz piano, mountain biking, golf, swimming, and trekking the world. I wanted to try skin diving and hang gliding, but I gave up on those two (laughs)." Lee says he gave up on those two because it was dangerous. He says he gave up because of his fear of sharks and fatal accidents.
The only thing left for me is 'to live,' 'to love,' 'to learn,' and 'to contribute'. " I would give myself full marks in all these categories, except for the category of 'to contribute'. I would give myself a 5 in that category. I want to make SOS (Atomy members' volunteer group)the best volunteer group in Korea, and in the world." Lee does his part in giving back to the society. He donates to volunteer groups such as UNICEF, and he is also involved in Atomy's SOS activities. It's just that he feels like he doesn't meet his own standards. "I believe engaging in Atomy business is also part of contributing to the society because it is work which helps other partners succeed."
Atomy means the whole world to IM Doug-Woo Lee. If he didn't find Atomy, he would not have been able turn his life around; nor would he have been able to live out his dream. "Atomy is what I need most, and it is here when I am most happy. In other words, I belong in Atomy."
A single phrase describing Atomy
'All of my remaining life'.
ATOMY SUCCESS KEYWORD
01 Have a sense of gratitude
02 Overcome the boredom of repetition
03 To acknowledge others
Atomy - The place that needs me the most, The place where I was most happy, The place where I belong.
Imperial Master Doug-Woo Lee's Key point
Point 01 To live
My dream life
"I hit rock bottom after 17 years of failure in network marketing. It was then when I came across Atomy. Since then I have achieved my dreams in 10 years, and I am living my dream life."
Point 02 To love
Having love for everyone and everything
"I love my wife, partners, and Atomy. I even love the things that make my life difficult because it makes me stronger. So I am thankful."
Point 03 To learn
Learning to be thankful
"Learning doesn't end. One's past failure is the mother of one's future success. I've learned everything that I wanted to learned. I've learned everything that I needed to learn. Next, I want to learn how to love others and to be more grateful."
Point 04 A life of contribution
Small contributions for a better society
"I try to do good in this world, but I can do better considering how much I make. I want to contribute for the betterment of the world with a pure motive. Having accomplished my dream, I have no more regrets. That is why I am more passionate for Atomy these days. I think working hard for Atomy can also be a form of contribution for the world.