In It to Win It

He’s smart, charismatic and was born to play in the “big leagues.” She’s smart, beautiful and a partner with her head in the game. Meet Collis and Britney Temple — just two of many young Primerica entrepreneurs who believe they can have it all — and are proving they’re in it to win it.

“I didn’t want to get a ‘job’ and I never wanted to work for someone else,” Collis says. “My parents have always been entrepreneurs. They set a great example for me.”

Collis, a 30-year-old from Baton Rouge, LA, is a born competitor. He graduated from Louisiana State University in three years, and was already working toward a Ph.D. He was a star player on LSU’s winning basketball team and had a bright future ahead of him in the NBA playing for the Detroit Pistons before a pre-season injury changed the course of his future.

For most people, the loss of a pro basketball career would be devastating … unless you had the true mind of a champion like Collis. He rebounded — in a very big way. He joined Primerica and made the decision to become an entrepreneur.

Collis saw that with Primerica, he’d still have the opportunity to live the lifestyle he’d always dreamed about and could still tap into his competitive spirit and be a winner. “I knew immediately that Primerica was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he says.

With the same work ethic and focus that kept him on top in class and in sports, Collis’ fierce competitive spirit rose to the forefront. He built a successful Primerica business and was living his new dream.

A couple of years later, he met his match: Britney. “Britney owned a modeling agency and had moved back to Baton Rouge from Chicago to establish her business,” recalls Collis. Once she learned more about Collis and his Primerica business, Britney didn’t hesitate to join the business.

“Learning about Primerica was surreal,” says Britney. “I graduated from college with a degree in finance and had interned at a big finance company. I wanted to study finance because I grew up with a single mother who struggled financially to raise two kids.

“I wanted to learn about money and change my family’s legacy. I believe the company I interned for wouldn’t have anything to do with you unless you had a large amount of money to invest,” she remembers. “Primerica helps middle market families learn how to become financially independent. What they do for everyday families blew me away. I knew I wanted to be part of this.”

Being able to partner and grow a business together with Collis was another deciding factor in joining Primerica. “Partnership is everything,” Britney enthuses. “I’ve played competitive sports and worked in corporate America — both encouraged me not to work with someone but to work against them.

“Our business has grown because we work together,” she says. “It’s the key to success in any business but few companies actually realize and utilize partnership.”

Collis and Britney’s partnership has made them more successful and competitive than ever. They’ve aligned their goals and are on their way to fulfilling their dreams.

“The opportunity here is unlimited,” Collis says. “The younger you are, the more focused you can be. As long as you’re coachable, focused and put the effort in, you can collapse timeframes and realize success much sooner than you ever could in the corporate world.”

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