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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?

Check out my website at http://bartell.myshaklee.com

 

The beginnings of an opportunity

I would have never believed it.  To hear this kind of news, you must be kidding.  I eat right, or think I do.  I’m not tremendously overweight, at least if I compare myself with the general populace. I exercise sometimes, in spite of the fact that the media tells me that I only have to do 20 minutes of vigorous exercise everyday.  I must remember that everyone has a different definition of vigorous!

About 15 years ago, my wife and I were attending a health fair at one of the local hotels.  I had been thinking more seriously about what I would look like when I got to be in my 60’s and beyond. Looking at the people around me, I realized that I was pretty healthy and really didn’t have any serious health issues (or so I thought).  Sure, I had some heart problems, my joints hurt due to a bad knee injury left over from basic training,  took Tums for my stomach after evening meals, and was pushing 200 pounds for my 6 foot frame.  Wasn’t this the norm?  Isn’t this America where it was okay to be 20-30 pounds overweight and talk about all your health issues?

It was at the health fair, that I took one of the devices you hold in your hands at chest level for a minute or so and the readout came:  OBESE.  What?  You are kidding, right?  OBESE at 26 percent body fat?  OBESE?  I didn’t like that word.  For me it was the start of my quest to be healthier.  I needed to do something about it.  But what do I do?  I had been at this weight for over 30 years!  Why would I want to change?  This was my wake-up call.  However, it wasn’t one of those instant changes where you decide to go on a crash diet by not eating, drinking only water for a week straight to get back into shape.  There was no way I was going to do that.  I had seen other people try it, and after a week of dehydration, they would typically go back to eating like they had always done as that was their “comfort zone” and they were not about make a change.

For my wife and I, it was more about taking a look at where we were, assessing the situation, and starting to make subtle changes.  I was content with my weight at that time.  I did not realize that I would be more content, as well as comfortable, if I lost  some of those extra pounds that were classifying me as “obese.”

The first thing I did was to start reading labels and counting calories.  Not that I knew anything at the time about what I was reading, but it sounded good.  The next thing was to eliminate things I didn’t really need like candy, sugar, sodas, junk food, etc.  Needless to say, just by doing that, I reduced that number of Tums I was taking every night.

The next step, I hypothesized correctly, was the need for some sort of vitamin supplementation.  There are a million different variations of nutritional vitamin supplements on the market.  Everyone advertises theirs as the best.  I started with a vitamin network marketing company that said they could prove they were the best.  They had the documentation, the doctors’ endorsements, and at the plenty of testimonies endorsing the products.

That was now the opportunity to begin a new career!

 

A Shaklee secret

The Shaklee Effect™

At Shaklee, transforming people’s lives  are done through small, simple steps that add up to big results—that’s what we call The Shaklee Effect.  This is done by making better products that are worth using and sharing. This all adds up to improved health and wealth around the world.  It is my goal to take one small simple step to first take care of myself and share this blog with millions of people so that they can share Shaklee with others and together, make a difference on this planet for everyone.

Taking just one product from Shaklee could significantly enhance your health.  Below is a a testimony on Vitalizer which is an all purpose nutritional supplement that helped “M” fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot.  This is just one small example of the Shaklee effect!

Shaklee Effect with Shaklee vitalizer
Testimony on Vitalizer

You can get more information on this product and other great all natural vitamins at this website!

Shaklee Effect Vitalizer
Be part of the Shaklee effect by taking the nutrition that is not only good for you and others but balances your health

 

Did you ever want to be a pilot?

The hunter
A P-3 Orion

“With realization of one’s own potential & self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~Dalai Lama

It was a bright, sunny day in San Jose, CA.  I had just graduated from college and was visiting my in-laws, wondering what to do with my life.  I had the whole world and its opportunities before me and now it was time to decide what I wanted to do with my life. Just a week after graduation the Army had sent me a draft notice.  I had had my physical and was waiting for orders to be enlisted.

Here I was, riding in the back seat of my father-in-law’s car near Mountain View, CA.  As I was gazing up into the sky, I saw an airplane flying low over the freeway making its landing at the Moffett Field airport.  What a beautiful sight!  A hint of exhaust was coming from four engines with these giant propellers pulling it through the air towards this slab of concrete they called a runway.  With the rumble of those turbine engine props, this huge piece of metal with wings was flying low over the freeway directly above me – I could even see the pilots faces, intent on making a safe landing.

I guess you could say that it was at that moment in time that the culmination of all my senses told me someday I would be a pilot making a smiliar landing at Moffett Field.    It was just a mere two years later, having taken the Aviation Officer Candidate Navy Program, that it was my turn to descend across the freeway with thousands of eyes of adults and youngsters alike, looking on and I am sure many were wishing they could be in the pilot’s seat.

Now, years later, I associate with people who are in network marketing, many of whom have a lifestyle that is second to none.  They travel, they take vacations, they have nice homes, and they work around their families’ schedule.

The question was, how do I get into that position myself?  Going to many conferences, finding the individuals who were real network marketers, who have the integrity, honesty, and the income to create the lifestyle that I was looking for, I found it through Shaklee.  An honest, stable, dependable company with a great compensation plan, products, and like-minded people.

The question now is, are ready to take the next step?  When I decided to become a pilot, it was a choice that I had to make on a daily basis.  One doesn’t just wake up in the morning or drive down the freeway and tell themselves that today they are a pilot.  They have to start with a mental state of deciding if they really want to do it and are they medically qualified.  There are books to read, exams to take, practical applications to apply for navigation, and working in an environment where you literally can’t see a thing except for your instruments.  Every time you encounter another obstacle, you must decide inwardly if this is something you can do.

The same holds true for being in network marketing.  Every time you talk to someone, every time you try or use a product, you are making a choice as to the efficacy of the profession.  Would you put your faith, your desires, your future, in a profession that is dependent on other people?  Truly, network marketing is a business where you get paid for giving people an opportunity for a lifestyle instead of taking a paycheck.

Before you join any network marketing company, be sure to do it by examining the products, the compensation plan, the people, and the way they do business.  From then on it becomes a daily, and sometimes a minute by minute, choice of deciding if this is for  you.  Are you willing to put in the effort, have the stamina, and the direction to make it work for you?

Learn more about the Shaklee opportunity and decide if this lifestyle is right for you.

Is selling immoral?

Selling and buying
Time to sell

Many people associate selling or network marketing to something as bad, wrong, sinful, shady or just wrong.  However, so much depends on how you look at this. We all have come across network marketers who are shady or high pressure.  Some have the attitude of “my product is better than your product” and if you don’t join my team, then there is definitely something wrong with you.

Some network marketers and sales people have an agenda that is just to make money.  We have all seen the ads; Make $3000 per day in just 30 days! Most of us know that this is a very short term strategy.  For some network marketers it is to make a lot of money!  However, it is usually at the expense of losing friends and family.  This strategy, of course, is not sustainable to create a profitable business over the long term.

Selling Shaklee is like giving a gift of health.  In order to give a gift to someone you must first be exposed to the gift.  That is what advertising is all about.  The goal is for you to first mentally feel or experience a specific product.  Today we are bombarded with advertising from the pharmaceutical companies.  If you have one symptom that the pill can correct, you will then concentrate on how you can be relieved of that particular “problem.”  You were exposed to the product mentally and now physically you go to your drug store to purchase it.

Experiencing Shaklee is much the same except we don’t advertise, coerce, or force the product on anyone.   Rather we encourage others to try the product.  It is like sharing a new food with a child.  You want them to eat a food that you know is good for them, but they may not like the look, texture, or smell of the food.  Don’t you continue to encourage the child to try it? The  wonderful thing about Shaklee is that you get to not only experience the “taste” for yourself, but in turn, share it with others. Shaklee will actually then return to you a bonus for “trying and sharing” the products.

Network marketers and sales people are carriers of a message to the market.  They are the ones who focus on solving people’s problems.  Those of us who are with Shaklee are serving from an authentic space  of health and we are the ones who want people to thrive in these challenging economic times. Therefore we continue to encourage others to try the product.  We know that people want to buy products that are not only good for them, but may be skeptical of the process.

To make network marketing or sales work, the right approach and attitude needs to be developed over time. The acquisition of the right kind of skills and getting support along the way are also critical. That is one of the functions of working with me – to create an environment for you to bring out your authentic self and change the way  you look at the network marketing industry and succeed in the process.

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change!  This is called the Shaklee Effect.  Take a few minutes to learn more about this Shaklee Effect by watching this short video and leaving your comments below:  Click here now!!