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I’ve always been a goal oriented career person. But, I’ve always been in the public sector. Della has been in front end customer service.
Now that we’ve started our own health and wellness franchises we’ve had a lot to learn. We experienced a lot of disappointment until we picked up on a couple lessons.
The first lesson was learned listening to the audio book Go for the No by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton. An easy listen with the message, don’t set goals based on hearing Yes, set goals based on hearing No. My example is I used to set a goal of making 3 calls a day. They could be phone calls, emails, text messages, what ever you get the idea until I got 3 people to say Yes to my offer. Since my goal was to hear Yes, I experienced disappointment when I heard No. So much so, I often could not make that next call even though I’d not reached my daily goal. Go for the No taught me to set a higher goal of 20 calls where I heard No daily. Along the way, you hear Yes much more often. Regularly even more than the previous goal of 3 Yes’s per day.
Now instead of disappointment when I hear No, it’s almost elation.
We’ve heard from many coaches that we should not be involved in the outcome. It was not until I heard Go for the No that I’ve been successful in making that separation. That’s the second lesson we’ve picked up.
Fenton and Waltz have teamed with Ray Higdon to develop a sequel called Go for No for Network Marketers. We like the audio book format so that whether in the car or at home we can listen.
It’s one thing to understand a concept, it’s another to put it into practice. You have to get out and talk to people and hear no many, many times until the lesson is understood and applied.
This is not my chart. I found it on the Internet. When I read it I readily agreed with most of these. They are certainly ways to fail at marketing and recruiting. The third lesson we’ve picked up is don’t prejudge people. It’s not your business to decide if a person can afford or is ready to hear you message. Tell your story, let them decide.
I don’t know who succeeded brilliantly the first time out. Here’s some quotes from those who did not give up.
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We’ve never been entrepreneurs before. Why now?
You probably know that Della and I have had some health issues. Reluctantly on my part, we listened to a friend who believed she had an opportunity for us. One that would assist with our health issues and one that would allow us to semi-retire and fulfill our travel wishes. Sounded too good to be true so I made up all sorts of excuses why it couldn’t be true based on my past.
But, I reached a point where I couldn’t stand the discomfort any more and asked our friend to come back. She was great about introducing us slowly to the product then the business. I struggled along the way. I’m as skeptical as any man I know. Yet time after time I was proven wrong and she was proven correct.
Along the way, my health has improved and I’ve regained my mobility, stopped taking some of my medication, lost weight and inflammation, and taken a part time job that gets me outside all summer long using my hands and my mind. I’ve another part time job in Networking marketing as a franchisee of the Juice Plus+ company. And proud of it too.
Both Della and I have semi-retired. One of our fears was that we’d be watching Netflix all the time. It’s not the case. We meet people daily to discuss the products and the business. It’s a joy to help people improve their health, lifestyle and finances. Another rep introduces himself as helping people look good, feel good and make money. That’s a wonderful introduction that pretty much says it all.
Some of the energetic, fun loving entrepreneurs we’ve met are in the following video from The Freedom Project. Five people talk about their experiences with the product and the business. Notice that its people of different ages. Many millennials are taking advantage of the time freedom.
John Holowaty is a Network Marketer from the United Kingdom with a very large organization. Watch him debunk some of the common myths about network marketing.
What about the risk?
There is no risk. It’s $50.00 C for your franchise. You don’t have product overhead, the company looks after payments and shipping. You are provided a virtual office and a website. We just have to share our story. Our office is where ever we have an Internet connection. If we’re in Cochrane, in the RV, or just have our cells, we can work.
I’m not a salesman
Neither are we. We do care about our health and want to make an impact in our community. We also want to help people. We do this by sharing our story.
It’s a pyramid scheme.
They are illegal. They also involve the person at the top being paid by the people under her. You may decide to develop a team but they own their own franchise and don’t pay you. Also, you don’t have to develop a team if that’s not for you.
I don’t have the skills.
I’ve always worked in public service. I’ve been a Deputy Chief in Emergency Services, a programmer and business analyst in Information Technology, an Investigator and Supervisor in Transportation and Corporal in Highway Patrol. Only a small part of those skills translate into what I do now. Your up line will provide the training you need as long as you step up. There are a lot of local, provincial, national and international events that will both motivate and train you.
Finally, this is a short corporate video showing the business opportunity.
Della and I consider joining Juice Plus to be one of the best and most important decisions of our life. If you’d like to improve your health and wealth, get in touch.
Della and I are Juice Plus+ lifers. Why? Two main reasons. We know it’s improved our health AND it’s backed up by research.
What do I mean by research. A fair number of companies now claim they have research. No they don’t, not like this. Juice Plus+ is the number one researched product of its kind in the world. Read More
Research conducted by Juice Plus+ is:
- placebo controlled
- tested on the product itself
- human clinical trials
- published in peer-reviewed journals
Juice Plus+ has a very high impact factor. Meaning the research is stronger and more valuable. Research conducted has been done by very credible hospitals and universities around the world, not by internal company labs.
What has the research found?
- The nutrients in Juice Plus+ are bio-available. Meaning your body recognizes the nutrients and uses them. This is not the case with many supplements and vitamins which are excreted from your body. In order to be bio-available, the nutrient must reach your bloodstream. 19 studies have found the nutrients in Juice Plus+ increase the antioxidants in your blood.
- Adults have seen improvements in gum bleeding, a reduction in plaque build up and improved pocket depth.
- Heart Health. This is a study that really interested me since I have had heart issues. “Juice Plus+ produces positive effects on several measures of vascular health.”
- Immune system. Studies have shown the severity of upper respiratory challenges, reduced missed work days, and increases in the number and activity of immune cells in the body.
- Since there is a history of cancer in my family this is another study near and dear to me. The antioxidants in Juice Plus+ have been shown to reduce DNA damage. Research also shows the level of inflammation was changed beneficially after Juice Plus+ intervention.
- Reduces oxidative stress by increasing anti-oxidant levels in the body. Rice University has an explanation of Oxidative stress at http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/antiox.html
- Healthy skin. Juice Plus+ increases micro-circulation and boosts skin hydration, thickness and density.
- Systemic Inflammation. I believe inflammation is the source of most illness. Juice Plus+ has been shown to decrease levels of several key bio-markers of inflammation.
- Quality of Life. A study of ovarian cancer survivors Juice Plus+ improved quality of life, phyto-nutrient markers and cell health.
- Obesity. A study conducted on boys 6-10 years saw increased beta-carotene levels, improved insulin resistance and reduced abdominal fat.
- Lung Health. Improves lung function and diffusion capacity
Source: Juice Plus+ Clinical Research Quick Reference Guide.
All of the research studies are available individually. The Quick Reference Guide was recently produced and puts all the research under one cover using commonly used language.
Della and I have learned that if you put your good thoughts out to the Universe; it will come back to you. This sounded like Hocum to me but I’ve come to believe in it. Besides what’s the point of being negative.
Our best recent example happened this past summer. We learned of a job at a campground we visit every summer. We applied for the job but weren’t successful. Still we remained positive. When we arrived at the campground for our yearly visit with relatives, within 3 days we were offered the job.
Of course its called the “Law of Attraction”. It’s a concept that the entrepreneurs in our business study and talk about regularly. As we’ve developed our business we’ve learned a lot from this group. We’ve attended a lot of events and have had the chance to hear and talk to some industry leaders in some beautiful locations.
How does this relate to Law of Attraction? Well just 3 years ago Della and I had some health issues. We reached a breaking point. We chose to retire early and work on our health. Fortunately, a former co-worker kept reminding Della of a product that helped with her postpartum depression. Within 4 months we both noticed significant improvements in our health. Within the year, we both realized this was a path we wanted to tell others about. It’s like we put our thoughts out there and the universe provided.
Juice Plus+ is the most researched brand name nutritional product of its kind in the world.
The latest study was just released.
I’m excited about this study because it reflects my experience. I reduced my LDL cholesterol from 2.97 to 1.15 after 4 months on Juice Plus+. Taking medication for 8 years did not reduce my cholesterol more than a point and it wasn’t sustained.
I’m ecstatic to hear that our genes are not our destiny. My Grandmother died of Cancer so that’s always been a concern of mine. A study done by 3 universities confirms that Juice Plus+ helps to protect DNA.
A summary of the research done by the company is here:
The company pays for the research but does not pay for the answer. Research is done by outstanding Universities and research facilities the world over. You can’t buy their answer. Over the last 20 years Juice Plus+ has conducted 37 studies. Each one has confirmed the value of Juice Plus+.
This is different from most companies. Most companies don’t have the science to back them up or the science was conducted by their own lab.
Take a look at the facilities that have done the research and their results.
And the research continues:
- Juice Plus+ effect on cell health
- Periodontal gum health
- Healthy healing after wisdom tooth extraction
- Reducing oxidative stress markers in overweight women
It’s this depth of scientific studies that allows Della and I to recommend Juice Plus+ to our family and friends. We’ve experienced the benefits and the science backs us up.
Finally, one of my favorite speakers is Dr. Richard Dubois. He is the former Chief of Internal Medicine at the Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, with a specialty in infectious diseases. Dr. DuBois expounds upon the importance of proper nutrition — especially from fruits and vegetables — to overall health.
Dr. Dubois talks about taking personal responsibility for our health.
Having recently learned about the Microbiome, I’m fascinated to learn more.
We all have trillions of bacteria in our body, much of it in our gut. That’s not a bad thing. Scientists are telling us that having a healthy microbiome can stave off a variety of diseases.
It’s a startling fact that the microbiome contains more cells than the rest of our bodies. We are indeed a super-organism.
Our microbiome forms at birth and is heavily influenced by the type of birth. A natural birth imparts the mothers biome on the child. A cesarean imparts more of the Doctors or Nurses microbiome. We have a small window of opportunity to develop a healthy microbiome. By the time a child is 5 that window has past.
Why is this important? Since the mid-90’s we’ve experienced a huge growth in chronic inflammation and the diseases associated with it. The list of diseases associated with inflammation is long and varied:
- heart disease
- metabolic disorders
Incidence of Bowel disease, Colitis and Crohn’s
Incidence of Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever
What affects the microbiome?:
- diet. A diet high in fiber, whole foods and prebiotics (food that bacteria love) has a positive impact. So do Probiotics.
- type of birth
- exposure to antibiotics. Antibiotics have a purpose but should not be administered broadly and without cause. Antibiotics kill bacteria including those that are beneficial in our gut.
- strangely, an extremely clean environment growing up can negatively impact our microbiome.
- breast milk vs formula
If you want to learn more take a look at this TED talk on the microbiome.
Kathy McCoy is a professor in the Cumming School of Medicine and director of the Western Canadian Microbiome Centre
Ian Lewis is an assistant professor and AIHS Translational Health Chair-Metabolomics in UCalgary’s Faculty of Science. His research focus is on investigating the connection between metabolic adaptation and virulence of human pathogens, with the ultimate goal of developing new diagnostic methods to identify high-risk patients and novel antimicrobial therapies to control infections.
Paul Kubes is a professor in the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine, and director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. His research interests are in models of acute and chronic inflammation, studying how different leukocytes (neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes, etc.) traffic to sites of inflammation, and the role of different immune receptors in the initiation of inflammation.
Dr. Mitra Ray. With over 30 years of experience, she has helped people achieve remarkable success in looking and feeling better. Dr. Ray received her Bachelors of Science at Cornell University and her PhD from Stanford Medical School. She is the recipient of many NIH grants and the Young Investigator Award from the Federation of American Societies in Experimental Biology. Her research has been published in such prestigious journals as Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Cell Biology. Audiences in 4 continents have enjoyed her award winning books, audios and lectures on health, beauty and longevity.