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Freedom – Doing what you love to do

At the top of Sherman Peak in California
Enjoying freedom


Let freedom ring.  If this is the case then why do we suppress it?  Why do we not take it for all it is worth?  Our ancestors as well as myself and family have fought for it and many have died so that we can have freedom.

Now it seems that today, all we do is stick ourselves into world of work, more work, sleep, and more work.  Also known as a rut.  For those who think the rut is comfortable, then this is not for you.  For those who want to get out of the rut, to live, to be healthy, to be free and do what you love to do, then please read on.

Over the years, we have had a flood of economic downturns and upturns.  Each time we seem to lose more than we have gained, and many of us have lost thousands and thousands of dollars even though our financial advisers just tell us to hang in there.  Then there comes the family crisis, the need for a new car, clothes for the kids, a new refrigerator, or some other financial crisis.   We need the money, so we use it up.  This leaves us with little money for retirement or savings accounts.

We got the kids through college, we paid off most of the loans.  Now we are left with aging parents and our own health struggles.  Isn’t it time to change all of this?  Why can’t we help our aging parents who are living beyond their money and at the same time pay off our mortgages and credit card debts?

We can and there is a way.  I have decided for me it is going to be through Shaklee.   Being a product of the product, and knowing that study after study has proven the effectiveness of the products.  And this all comes without the hype of highly paid athletes and movies stars.  All I had to do is talk with those individuals who have been in Shaklee for 20 or more years.  For the most part, they are the healthiest, happiest  people I know.  They seldom go to the doctor.  They are active in society.  They still run their businesses and farms.  They enjoy life.  They relish the idea of doing things.  They like to go to conferences to visit each other as if they were at a big family reunion.  In fact, Shaklee is just one big, healthy family.

The Shaklee family can tell story after story of someone who has been stricken with a serious illness, tried the products,  and found them to be effective.  Do these stories make the headlines?  Of course not.  They are part of the family.  Do you put your family details out to the news media?  Most likely not.  Do they brag about their business and how much money they are making?  Most do not.  Do you shout out your family income on the rooftops?  If you do, then Shaklee is not for you.

If you are the type of person who just wants to do what you want to do when you want to do it, then Shaklee is a vehicle that is going to get you there.  Is it glorified, glamorous, and full of hype?  Not on your life!   It is quiet, healthy, dignified company with products that are helping thousands and thousands of people both physically and financially.  Many become financially independent and many are customers.  That is what Shaklee is all about.

What is in it for you?  Freedom, health, financial independence, doing what you want to do when you want to do it.  What is your hobby?  What is your passion?  Do you really want to do it or do you want to work to make someone else’s dream come true?

If you are like me and just want to keep things simple and maintain your independence and freedom, then I would urge you to contact me and let me show you the simple, independent life.


Sales in network marketing

Sales people failure syndrome

Why is it that so many sales people fail when it comes to network marketing?  What is the big difference between corporate America selling and network marketing selling?

Most sales people don’t understand that network marketing is really a METHOD of marketing and not a MEANS of marketing. They are not bringing people into a direct sales organization.  They are bringing people into a network marketing program.  Let me explain.

Here is what typically happens to a sales person.  They look at the demonstration of the products or services, hears or reads of the testimonials of the results others have had with their use, and how they work.  Armed with this information they go out and sell like crazy and they don’t have any problems talking to strangers.

There is nothing wrong with selling product, but the objective is NOT to teach people how to sell, but we want them to teach them how to TEACH and SPONSOR and build a large successful network marketing organization.  They can do this without selling anything.

Most sales people think that when they have sponsored someone they have duplicated their effort.  Now this sounds logical, but it is not TRUE.

The reason it is not true is because the person they have sponsored hasn’t learned the process of duplication.  They only have learned that they must sell the product or service.  Once you have sponsored someone, the next thing for them to do is to have them go out and sponsor someone.  That now makes three levels deep.  If the original sponsor leaves before the third level is completed, the second level person is left without a sponsor and they do not have the education to continue the teaching and sponsoring process.

Most people who have made it big in network marketing don’t have a sales background.  They may not be professional teachers, but most have come from backgrounds with an element of teaching in it.  I know of a high school principal who after 24 months in network marketing program was earning more money in business than he was making as a school principal.  Why?  Let me ask you this; Which do you feel you could do more quickly, sponsor five people who are serious and teach them how to teach, OR teach 5 people how to sell product?

Obviously you will make short term money if you have taught 5 people to sell product.  However, those 5 haven’t been taught how to leverage their time and if they are not sponsoring 5 people, then they become the sales people and the sponsor becomes the manager, which is typical in corporate America.

Now if the original sponsor will teach those 5 people how to teach and sponsor 5 people, who in turn will each teach 5 people how to teach and sponsor, now you have built an upside down pyramid where you are at the bottom points building wide and upwards.  This allows you to spend more time teaching and sponsoring and less time selling.

Teach and Sponsor - Not sales
Not sales, but teaching how to teach and sponsor!

Here at Shaklee we do exactly that.  Sponsor people on the use of healthy products which in turn becomes a training to sponsor and teach others.  This in turn makes money for everyone and brings freedom of lifestyle to everyone that is sponsored.

Click here to join me at Shaklee and let’s sponsor and teach others how to sponsor and teach!  Sounds like more fun than just selling a product or service and getting paid once!  Now you can get paid over and over as you sponsor and teach.

What is Shaklee for Health and Freedom

Shaklee Income Opportunity
Is this a dream or reality?

What Is Shaklee?

When it comes down to it, Shaklee really has only two products – health and freedom.

It’s hard to decide which one we love talking about more!

Let’s start with the products. They’re spectacular – pure, potent and proven to work. Their Nutrition, Weight Management, Home Care and Personal Care products carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. When a product is this good, you can’t help but share it with everyone you know. That makes Shaklee products the perfect foundation for an amazing income opportunity.

The latest Shaklee innovation is Vivix™ Cellular Anti-Aging Tonic dietary supplement. It’s the most exciting example we’ve seen of a product that can truly help you create a limitless stream of income. And with the Tru-Infinity™ bonus program, the fifth way to earn in Shaklee — our ability to earn just got infinitely more exciting.

Beginning a home-based business in Shaklee is the smartest move we ever made. We now have the ability to control our own destiny, determine our own priorities, set goals and achieve them, advance and increase our own income based on what’s important to us. And everything we do to achieve our own goals helps someone else achieve theirs. We do well, by doing good. It’s the most satisfying approach to earning an income we’ve ever known.

But we didn’t come to this conclusion and make a decision without a few questions. We expect you probably have some too.

I’d welcome the chance to talk with you about your situation, find out what you’re looking for – health, freedom, or both – and see if this is right for you. So click on “Contact Me” and let me know if I can help!

Residual Income Specialist

Residual Income Specialist

What is a residual income specialist?

Great question!

First we have to define residual.

Residual is something that continues after the event has occurred.  I like to think of it as when we have an earthquake there are usually many aftershocks.  These are a result of the major quake.  Maybe not as large as the original, but a continuation of a series of earthquakes, or residual quakes.

Another form of residual is with income.  We hear all the time of actors, writers, insurance agents, and network marketers who have residual income.  They do the work once, but get paid on the same work many more time because the product or service is still being used.  If I sell you a Shaklee vitamin, I will earn a small profit on that sale.  As long as you continue to use the Shaklee vitamin, I will receive residual income but do not have to sell you on the effectiveness or the efficacy of the product.

A residual income specialist is then someone who informs someone of the benefits of products or services that they are familiar with and enjoy using, and then share those products or services with other people.

Why is it important to become a residual income specialist?

I feel the reason is simple and straight forward.  We all have basic needs for food and shelter.  These things come at a cost.  The cost can be described in many ways.  The nicer the shelter, the more natural the food, the more it is going to cost.  A homeless person may have little shelter and little food, but the cost is minimal.  Someone living in a very nice house who eats natural, organic food, would be spending a lot more.

How much are you willing to spend on these basics?  If you are willing to work, save, and invest in yourself, do you want to continue doing the same thing over and over for the rest of your life?  How about if you write a book, be a musician with a famous song and get paid every time a new book or record is sold?  I see the problem is that I am not a famous writer or an accomplished musician.

What if I wanted to get residual income without having to have a special degree, licenses, or fame?

That is where network marketing shines.  All we are doing is moving products or services through a vein of like minded people who will use and be loyal to a product or service.  Their only job is to share those products or services with other people.  An author will hold book fairs, a musician will hold concerts, a financial planner will hold meetings, and a actor or actress will by hounded by the paparazzi.  This is if they are famous.

Let me show you how you can become a residual income specialist by using Shaklee as a vehicle to achieve your goals.  The only limit to your income will be limited to my how much you do and how much you are willing to help other people.

My goal is to help people become healthy, wealthy, and wiser.  Since your health is your wealth, you must first take are of your body.  Once you are on the path to good health, your wealth will continue to build as you make sound financial decisions that will affect your future, your retirement, and your family.

Every day we work, we talk about how we can hardly wait for the weekend.  How would you like everyday to be Saturday?  You can when you build up enough residual income to sustain your lifestyle.  Start now and it will be in the near future when every day becomes Saturday. and become a residual income specialist!


Become a residual income specialoist
Can’t everyday be Saturday? Become a residual income specialist and every day can become Saturday


Simplicity made simple with Shaklee

Shaklee simplicity
With Shaklee you can keep it simple

Want to simplify your life?

As I continue to age and look back over my life, I start to realize that when we are young, we want it all.  We want to get a college education, get a job, have a family, travel around the world, and do what we want, when we want to do it.  There is only one problem: Money!

Money is the world’s equalizer.  Without it, you can’t do very much, and with a lot, your options open up tremendously.  It is like oxygen.  You can’t live without it but we don’t have to have pure oxygen to stay alive.  However, the more we have the better our bodies seem to operate.

The next problem is time.  We all have the same 24 hours in a day.  What we do with our time is at our discretion – that is unless we have a job.  Then we do with our time what our employer wants us to do as we become slaves to the employer.

So where is that illusive job where you can have it all? Time, money, family, travel, health, working at your own pace on your own time?  It does exist, but I it seems to be that we are not supposed to know about it when we enter the work force.  And, I can understand why.

Imagine that you come out of college with a Bachelor of Science degree.  You’re ready to go to work.  You’ve been conditioned all your life that when you get that job, you’re going to be required to get up early and go to bed late because you have to make that proper entrance at the job and stay late to impress the boss.  There will be the required social gatherings, off-site meetings, impromptu staff meetings on Friday nights, and working lunch meetings to attend.  You are ready for it, but first you have to find that job.

Now, let’s consider network marketing.  You come out of college with a Bachelor of Science degree or maybe just got your high school diploma.  You join a company like Shaklee.  You use the products to maintain your health and you share them with some of your like-minded friends who in turn have been sharing them with their friends and neighbors.  You get together once a week at the local watering pub to share thoughts about the products and listen to people who have been helped with various health issues.  Maybe these are issues like more energy, lost weight, can bench press longer and more weight, run faster and longer without getting tired, etc.  Oh, and once a month you collect a check and double check your bank balance.

Sometimes you can’t make the local pub meeting so you travel to the beach with some friends and skype the meeting.  Sometime you go to another country and share the products with your traveling companions who like your style of living, and they in turn share it with their peers.  Your bonus check increases and you’re thankful it is on auto-deposit so you don’t have to be bothered with going to the bank every month.

Is this life too simple?  Is that why people don’t get involved with a network marketing company?  Or, is it they don’t know which company to join?  For me, it was the last reason, so I joined one, then two, and found out the real mission of the company as well as the quality of the products.

That is when I finally found Shaklee.  Oh, I have seen companies come and go.  I have seen jobs come and go.  One thing that I have found is that some companies have longevity and stability.  One of those companies is Shaklee.  A quality, all natural company that is now poised to rapidly expand.  Don’t you want to join me?

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