Monday, December 11, 2017

Zdanis USANA Team Top 50 Income Earners for the Week ending 12.08.17

Congratulations and THANK YOU to the Following Team Members!



1              Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
2              Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX , US
3              Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM , US
4              Richard Cameron, Langton, ON, CA
5              Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US
6              Bradley Guile, El Paso, TX, US
7              Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
8              Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US
9              Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
10           Gail Garvin, Cincinnati, OH, US
11           Sandy Holcomb, Durham, NC, US
12           Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US
13           Angela Middaugh, Sutton West, ON, CA
14           Nathan Madrid, Fayetteville, AR, US
15           Kingsley Hallerdin, Sarasota, FL, US
16           Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US
17           Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US
18           Linda Murphy, Grimsby, ON, CA
19           Marissa Dena-Hernandez, El Paso, TX, US
20           Loa Crumb, Stoney Creek, ON, CA
21           Todd Stoutenborough, Laguna Niguel, CA, US
22           Julianne Koritz, Highland Beach, FL, US
23           Carolyn Bush, Mountain View, CA, US
24           James F Rovegno, Chautauqua, NY, US
25           Patrick Freeman, El Paso, TX, US
26           Kristina Thorpe, Dunn Loring, VA, US
27           Pauline Puzynska, Langton, ON, CA
28           Sherrie Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
29           Marci Smith, Springfield, PA, US
30           Lynn Kimbrough, Arvada, CO, US
31           Lori Morris, Rio Rancho, NM, US
32           Andrew Kissinger, Schertz, TX, US
33           Mike Grice, Hamilton, ON, CA
34           Dr. Chuck Misja, Hudson, OH, US
35           Jeffrey Van Tassel, Dover Plains, NY, US
36           Robert Martin, Spring Lake, MI, US
37           Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
38           John Mansfield, Kirkland, WA, US
39           Robyn Burke, Madison, VA, US
40           Dan Chorny, Overland Park, KS, US
41           Evelyn Bristol, Ludlow, MA, US
42           Tiffany Lewis, Stow, OH, US
43           Cynthia Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US
44           Louis Filippo, Bedford Hills, NY, US
45           Cheree Hanson, Barboursville, VA, US
46           Bettina Wittemeier, Toronto, ON, CA
47           Tom Madison, Alexandria, VA, US
48           Colin Mansfield, Kirkland, WA, US
49           Keith and Nora Jones, Corpus Christi, TX, US
50           Patricia Wuertzer, Kirkland, WA, US

              


Pete & Dora Zdanis

Philadelphia.  PA.  US
Voice/Text: 610-316-8637









Monday, December 4, 2017

USANA Goal Setting and Action Plans



- by Pete Zdanis

We spend a lot of time working with new people in our group helping them develop their goals and action plans for their USANA business.

We always ask them to make the initial effort to put their goals and plans in writing, and then share them with us for review and suggestions. The main reason we do this is because, unless they develop their goals themselves, they will never take ownership of them and will likely not take the necessary actions to reach the goals.

What we usually discover in the first draft we receive from new distributors is one of two extremes:

o Very general and vague - "I want to earn $1,000.00 per week in USANA."

o Extremely detailed and mind-numbing "business plans" which would require a Harvard MBA to understand.

The first example is far too general, and doesn't provide any detail on what must be done to achieve the goal. At the end of every day, there would be no way to measure if you made any progress toward your goal.

The second example is far too detailed, and usually overwhelms people and causes "paralysis by analysis". It would be impractical to review an elaborate business plan daily to measure progress.

What's the solution?:

Here’s The Solution:

Start with one or two high level goals with a specific target date, and then "work backward" to develop more specific action plans to achieve the goal(s).

For example:

Primary Goal:

"Become a Gold Director in 12 months."

Good. That's a specific goal with a defined time frame.

Now, let's break that down into smaller, manageable actions steps that are needed to achieve the goal.

For example, we know that the average Gold Director has personally sponsored 30 to 40 new Associates.

So, let's define an action step, or secondary goal, to reach the primary goal:

Secondary Goal: 

"Personally sponsor three new Associates per month".

OK. That will certainly get us to our primary goal, but - How do we sponsor three new Associates per month?

Well, let's break it down into even smaller steps................

There are many, many different ways and methods to sponsor new Associates - Warm market, cold market, social media, classified ads, purchased leads, etc., etc. The various methods, combined with the individual Associates’ belief, confidence and experience level, make it difficult to determine specifically, at least initially, how many presentations any given Associate would have to make to sponsor one new Associate.

For the sake of this exercise, let's simply assume that they would sponsor one out of every ten people they make a presentation to.

Note: By "presentation", we are referring to a Communication Edge item, an H&F Meeting, a one-on-one H&F Presentation in person, an information pack sent by snail mail or e-mail, or a telephone presentation using the H&F Presentation, Fast Facts, etc. Therefore, we would need to make thirty presentations in one month in order to sponsor three new Associates in a month.

Our third level goal or action step would be:

"Make 30 presentations per month."

OK - Hang in there, we're almost done.............

Not everyone we talk to is interested in learning more about becoming involved in USANA. Therefore, we're obviously going to need to contact more than 30 people in order to schedule 30 presentations. Again, the ratio of contacts to presentations varies widely based on many variables, similar to those listed above. But, for the sake of example, let's assume that half of the people we contact would be interested in learning more about USANA, i.e., would be willing to view / attend / listen to a presentation.

Our fourth level goal or action step would be:

"Make 60 contacts per month." (Or an average of two per day)

NOW we have something to grab on to. 

We now know that, in order to become a Gold Director in one year, (Primary Goal) you would need to make an average of two contacts per day (Single Daily Action Plan – SDA).

At the end of every day, you can now look back at your activities for the day, ask yourself if you took needed action to reach your primary goal, provide an answer, and rate yourself:

o Zero Contacts - "F" - failed for the day.

o One Contact - "C" - did okay, but need to do better tomorrow.

o Two Contacts - "A" - achieved my goal, and am on track to reach my primary goal.

o More than two Contacts - "A+" - I may reach my primary goal faster than my target date.

CAUTION: Don't get hung up about the numbers in the above examples. They are simply that - examples. 

As you gain in experience and knowledge, you may find that more than half of the people you contact would be willing to learn more about USANA, and that more than 10% of the presentations you make will result in a signup. 

In fact, I KNOW that will be the case.

Best of success!

Pete Zdanis - www.thezdanisstory.com 


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Business Building Tips for Network Marketers

Some Thoughts on Holiday Business Building


I’m hearing it already from some of my fellow network marketers:

  • “The holidays are here, and I’m taking a break from business building until after the first of the year.”

  • “I don’t want to ‘pester’ people with information about my business during the holidays.”

  • “No one wants to hear about my products or business at this time of year.”

Do you hear yourself in any or all of the above statements?

If you do, let me suggest that you need to stop rationalizing and assuming, get a major reality check and undergo a significant attitude adjustment before it’s too late.

Successful network marketers understand that the way to build their business is to always put the prospect first and themselves second.

In other words, if we can show people how our products and/or business can make their lives better or solve a problem for them, our business success is sure to follow, no matter what time of year it may be.

Never “assume” that everyone you meet wants to hear your business presentation without being asked if they are interested.

However, most people are looking for solutions to problems that you can help them solve. Many of them will be open to your help, if you offer it the right way.

As you meet people between now and the end of the year, and re-connect with friends and family at holiday gatherings, make it a point to take a sincere interest in them and their lives.

Ask them open-ended questions about their family, occupation, recreational activities, etc.

People love to talk about themselves and what is of interest to them.

As you listen to what they have to say, you will certainly hear situations which you can help them with through your products and/or business.

It then becomes a matter of you simply offering them a solution to their problem(s) or a way for them to get something they need.

For example:

  • If I could show you a way to create a college fund to allow Marcy to be able to attend the school of her choice in three years when she graduates from high school, would you be interested?

  • If I could show you a product that could help eliminate the joint pain you are experiencing, would you be willing to take a look?

  • If I could show you an opportunity to generate income which would allow your wife to quit both of her part-time jobs would you be able to find five minutes to view a video which explains how you can do that?

  • If I could show you a simple system to allow you to lose those last 25 pounds, would that be of interest to you?

You get the idea.

My message to you is that if you can find excuses to stop business building during the winter holidays, you will find excuses to stop business building during Easter, Memorial Day, Arbor Day, Labor Day and any other time of the year.

It also means that you really don’t understand the concept of network marketing and are doing it all wrong.

If you would like to learn more about how you can easily become a master network marketing recruiter and business builder, go to http://zdanisusanapowerteam.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-four-steps.html

In the meantime, get your head out of your assumptions, put your prospects first, and enjoy your business growth!

Pete Zdanis


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Welcome to the USANA Million Dollar Club



It’s USANA’s most exclusive group, reserved for the hard-working Associates who’ve earned at least US $1 million in commissions. It’s the Million Dollar Club, and it’s waiting for you.

As a member of USANA’s most prestigious club, you not only get a cool new title, but you receive these special honors:

The exclusive Million Dollar Club pin
A special, local news release that showcases your USANA journey
Custom, blue Million Dollar Club blazer*
Stage recognition during your market’s celebration
Name on the Million Dollar Club page on The Hub

In addition, every active new Million Dollar Club member in good standing who attends International Convention will also receive:

  • Recognition during the International Convention
  • A US $600 travel voucher to be used for International Convention. This voucher will be credited to your account four weeks after Convention.

Plus, every active Associate in good standing who becomes a Million Dollar Club member within their first 10 years at USANA will receive an invitation to the Million Dollar Club Day at Salt Lake City and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Two-night hotel accommodations
  • A behind-the-scenes VIP tour of the Home Office
  • Personalized USANA lab coat
  • Gift card and logo merchandise
  • Networking activities with Million Dollar Club inductees from other markets
  • Exclusive lunch or dinner with USANA executives and new inductees
As you can see, the Million Dollar Club is the place to be. Put your business in full gear to become one of the elite.

*Maximum of two per distributorship. Additional blazers can be purchased for a distributorship with more than two members in the account.

Note: USANA reserves the right to restrict, update, or modify this recognition and may consider special exceptions on a case-by-case basis to be determined by the USANA management team. All individuals must be active and qualified for Leadership Bonus to be recognized in the Million Dollar Club. 

SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences





Monday, November 13, 2017

Connect With USANA on Social Media

Connect with USANA and Start Sharing


Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to social media, we have the tools and training to help you connect to an online community of millions. USANA has several teams dedicated to creating content for you to share on social media. Connect to our social sites and share our resources to:

  • Inform your audience about healthy living and the benefits of USANA products.
  • Showcase your passion for a well-rounded active lifestyle.
  • Support your business by increasing USANA brand awareness and introducing the USANA lifestyle to your friends, family, and followers.

Here’s where to follow us:

Facebook: Follow us and share What’s Up USANA? articles and videos to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle. Add a personal message when you share to spark conversation among your friends and family.

Instagram: Regram our content on your Instagram pages—it’s easy and fast—and tag us in your posts using #LiveUSANA.  Use the hashtag to search out other USANA product users—they may have created other content you’ll want to share.

Twitter: Follow USANA on Twitter to find useful, wellness-related, third-party content and keep up to date with the latest in healthy lifestyle trends. Sharing is as easy as a retweet.

Pinterest: Find us on Pinterest and discover resources for nutrition, fitness, and general wellness. Pull articles we’ve already approved to share on your Facebook pages directly from Pinterest.

Ask the Scientists: You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers. Learn from our health and science education department, and share their science-based healthy living articles and information from Facebook. This content is great for your more health-focused and science-minded followers. When you find something you like on Ask the Scientists, share the content directly to your favorite social media outlet by clicking the social icons on the left side of the page.

Get the conversation started with our content, and keep it going by engaging your audience in thoughtful ways. For example, ask questions, run small giveaways for those who comment on your posts, and share how USANA has changed your life for the better.

What are you waiting for? Find us on social and start sharing to spread the word and help others #LiveUSANA.

SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences 





Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Something BIG is Coming Your Way!



We want you to be the first to know that at 6:00 a.m. MST on November 14, 2017, USANA will be launching an exclusive Celavive® limited-time offer especially for USANA Associates only. This will be the perfect opportunity for you to experience Celavive before its official launch in February. 

Because our goal is to make sure everyone has the opportunity to experience these incredible skincare products, this offer will be limited to one purchase of each Celavive product or SKU for the first 48 hours after promotion begins. After 48 hours, the quantity limitations will be removed. Celavive items are not available for Auto Order or Online Enrollment during this promotion *


To learn more about these high-performance products before the limited-time offer launches, visit The Hub

SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences









Monday, November 6, 2017

Zdanis #USANA Team Top 50 Income Earners for the Week ending 11.03.17

Congratulations and THANK YOU to the Following Team Members!



1, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
2, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
3, Richard Cameron, Langton, ON, CA
4, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
5, Pauline Puzynska, Langton, ON, CA
6, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US
7, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US
8, John Mansfield, Kirkland, WA, US
9, Dr. Chuck Misja, Hudson, OH, US
10, Linda Murphy, Grimsby, ON, CA
11, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
12, Tom Madison, Alexandria, VA, US
13, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US
14, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
15, Dr. Phillip Madison, Cocoa Beach, FL, US
16, Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US
17, Sandy Holcomb, Durham, NC, US
18, Cynthia Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US
19, Colin Mansfield, Kirkland, WA, US
20, Fuller Flippers, LLC., Ruckersville, VA, US
21, Bradley Guile, El Paso, TX, US
22, Judy Adams, Portland, TX, US
23, Shay Stockdill, Anaheim, CA, US
24, Cliff Norton, Ojai, CA, US
25, Carol Sullivan, Las Cruces, NM, US
26, Kristina Thorpe, Dunn Loring, VA, US
27, Lynn Kimbrough, Arvada, CO, US
28, Shirlene Cecile, Kihei, HI, US
29, Katrina Diaz-Castillo, Las Cruces, NM, US
30, Sharlene Desteph, Enfield, CT, US
31, Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US
32, Robyn Burke, Madison, VA, US
33, Sandy McDonald, Hamilton, ON, CA
34, Rocky Starr, Mesquite, TX, US
35, Janice Sperling, Hamilton, ON, CA
36, Jeffrey Van Tassel, Dover Plains, NY, US
37, Jim Rovegno, Chautauqua, NY, US
38, Christopher Welsh, Hamilton, ON, CA
39, Todd Stoutenborough, Laguna Niguel, CA, US
40, Catherine Mahoney, Savannah, GA, US
41, Robert Martin, Spring Lake, MI, US
42, Carolyn Bush, Mountain View, CA, US
43, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US
44, Sandra Wilson, Alamogordo, NM, US
45, Mike Grice, Hamilton, ON, CA
46, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
47, Virginia Pizzichemi, Monson, MA, US
48, Randolph Aguado, Frederick, MD, US
48, Marissa Dena-Hernandez, El Paso, TX, US
49, Brenda Sexton, Durham, NC, US
50, Pamela Noble, Great Falls, MT, US
              

Pete & Dora Zdanis

Philadelphia.  PA.  US
Voice/Text: 610-316-8637




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

My Top 50 Favorite Quotes


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey

"A good leader is one who takes more than his share of the blame and a less than his share of the credit.” - John C Maxwell

“Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says “Go!” – a leader says “Let’s go!” - E.M. Kelly

“Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate them. Things can be managed but people must be led.” – Ross Perot

“You have to put in many efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.” – Brina Tracy

“I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” - Robert E. Lee

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and hearts can do that.” - Norman Vincent Peale

“Hire character. Train skill.” - Peter Schutz

“Management is a position that is granted; leadership is a status that is earned.” - K. Scott Derrick

“Discipline is doing what you do not want to do, so you can do what you want to do.” - John C. Maxwell

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” - John C. Maxwell

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin L. Powell

“To succeed in life we must stay within our strength zone but move out of our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope & confidence.” - Helen Keller

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams

“Great leaders are great simplifiers who cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”

“A leader one who isn’t worried about their own career but rather the careers of those who work for them.” - H.S.M. Burns

“If you don’t have time to do it right, what makes you think you will have time to do it over?” - Seth Godin

“Hang out with people better than you. Pick people whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” - Unknown

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” - Napoleon Hill

“Leadership is not just what happens when you’re there, it’s what happens when you’re not there.” - Ken Blanchard

“A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.” - Oscar Wilde

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” - Dale Carnegie

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” - Mark Twain

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” - Jack Welch

“Failure + failure + failure = success. You only fail when you quit.” - Jack Hyles

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” - Unknown

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” - Abraham Lincoln

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” - Roy E. (Walt) Disney

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” - Elbert Hubbard

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin L. Powell

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” - George W. Carver

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you need a team.” - John Wooden

“Negativity breeds negativity. The wise focus on the positive in every person and every situation.” - Philip Arnold

“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” - Harold Geneen

“Instead of worrying about what people say of you, spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.” - Dale Carnegie

“Vision without action is only a dream. Action without vision just passes time. Vision with action can change the world.” - Joel Barker

“Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” - George Bernard Shaw

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” - Chinese Proverb

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France

“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Edison

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” - Unknown 

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

“Before you are a leader, success is growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is growing others.” - Jack Welch

“After changing your relationship status more than three times, Facebook should default to “unstable”. - Unknown

“If you think it’s expensive employing a professional, just wait until you employ an amateur.” - Red Adair

"Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever." - Margaret Cho

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." - Cynthia Towers

“It was the best decision of my life. But it only happened because I made a decision.” - Unknown 

"Most people work just hard enough not to get fired, and get paid just enough money not to quit." - George Carlin

“The secret to Happiness and Success in Life: Leave everything, every place and everyone better than when you found them.” - Unknown

“In the end, everything will be OK. If everything isn’t OK, it’s not the end.” - Unknown

“I really don't have any more advice for you today. Would a sarcastic comment do?” - Pete Zdanis 

Learn, Grow, Prosper and Enjoy!










Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Zdanis USANA Story



(Or, “What We Did When We Were Dumped After 25 Years in Corporate America”)

Pete Zdanis was born in Michigan City, Indiana and raised in New Buffalo, Michigan, in the very southwest corner of the Great Lake State. In high school, he was the president of the National Honor Society and was the Salutatorian of his 1967 graduating class.

Pete worked his way through college by pumping gas on the midnight shift at a Mobil Oil service station in East Lansing, Michigan, while carrying a full credit load at Michigan State University. He graduated from college in 1971 with High Honors, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Pete had planned to teach math and science in high school. However, managers at Mobil Oil recognized Pete’s determination and work ethic as he worked long hours to pay for his education, and offered him an entry level position with Mobil.

After training with Mobil for a year in Chicago, Pete was assigned a territory as a Marketing Representative in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was then transferred and promoted frequently to assignments in Detroit; Philadelphia; Toledo; back to Philadelphia again; New York City; Los Angeles; Kansas City; Chicago; Washington, DC; and finally back to Philadelphia for a third time in 1991. 

Pete was transferred around the country by Mobil a total of 17 times in twenty years. Each new position brought increased responsibilities, a bigger salary, and everything that came with them. After beginning his corporate career by managing a small sales territory, he eventually became responsible for such critical and diverse things as developing Mobil’s U.S. strategic planning, managing the company’s U.S. computer systems and data management operations, and directing Mobil’s worldwide credit operations.

It was during his third assignment in Philadelphia that he met fellow Mobil employee Dora Ferrer, and they married in November, 1993.

While Pete found his Mobil career to be rewarding, he was also becoming “burned out” by the demands of long hours, frequent travel, and having to produce increased results with fewer employees and resources lost due to cost-cutting. The company was “reorganizing and downsizing” almost every year, and each time Pete had to terminate employees, many of whom had become close friends of his over the years.  

Pete was introduced to network marketing in 1989. He was intrigued by the concepts of leveraging his time and building residual income by helping other people do the same. He became involved with several different network marketing companies on a part time basis over the next several years. His goal was to supplement his and Dora’s income in the short term, with a long term goal of being able to replace their Mobil income and get out of the “corporate rat race”.

While Dora was not too sure about the validity of network marketing, she supported Pete’s efforts. Still working 60 and 70 hour weeks with Mobil, he worked his network marketing business on evenings and weekends and any other time he could find a spare moment. His results, however, were very disappointing. There always seemed to be one problem or another with the network marketing companies that Pete would choose to build a business with. There were either management problems, product problems, or the compensation plan just did not allow people to earn a fair return on their efforts. 

After disappointing experiences with five different network marketing companies, Pete finally decided in September 1994 that he could never succeed in the business, and decided to stop wasting his time and money in network marketing. He said that he felt like “roadkill on the network marketing highway”. 

A few weeks later, someone Pete had met during his network marketing debacles asked him to take a look at USANA. Pete politely declined. Not only was he burned out in his corporate career, he was completely disillusioned by network marketing and wanted no part of it. He was frustrated with his current situation and prospects for the future, and just wanted to be left alone.

However, Pete’s friend was “pleasantly persistent”, and Pete finally agreed, as a favor to his friend, to take a look at USANA. Pete had absolutely no intention of getting involved in network marketing again, and figured that if he told his friend that he had read the material about USANA that his friend would then leave him alone and never ask him about USANA again.

However, as Pete read about USANA on that day in October 1994, he became increasingly interested in what the then two year old company had to offer. Pete saw USANA’s proven products which offered a true value to the consumer, whether or not they chose to participate in the compensation plan. He saw the power of USANA’s cellular compensation plan which allowed new people to start earning weekly commissions quickly, while also allowing associates to build their income to whatever level they desired over time. He also saw a well-managed company led by visionary scientist Dr. Myron Wentz, and supported by business leaders, athletes and other scientists.

Pete realized that he had finally found a network marketing company where all the “key ingredients” of product, compensation and management had come together in one place at one time. He figured that if he would ever realize his dream of building a full-time career in network marketing that USANA would be his vehicle to reach that dream. So, on October 28, 1994, with Dora’s somewhat reluctant blessing, Pete began their USANA career like everyone else, with three Business Centers and no one in their downline.

Over the next several months, Pete & Dora’s USANA business began to grow, slowly but surely. Their goal was to sponsor two or three associates every month and help them get started in building their USANA businesses. Their plan was working, and their USANA business and commission checks were growing. And, they were moving up the ranks, becoming USANA Silver Directors on March 24th, 1995.

Pete’s corporate career was going very well, too. Although the long hours and increasing workloads at Mobil continued, Pete continued to be on the list of managers who kept their jobs during the frequent waves of downsizing and cutbacks. In fact, Pete celebrated his 25th anniversary with Mobil the same month that he became a USANA Silver Director. Mobil threw an anniversary party on Pete’s behalf and even gave him a gold (plated) watch!

Then things began to change quickly for Pete and Dora. On June 5th, 1995, Pete’s boss flew in from Mobil’s headquarters. At 9:00am that day, he thanked Pete for 25 years of service to Mobil, but regretted to tell him that Mobil was reorganizing yet again, and that this time there was no position available for Pete. He was “downsized” (fired). His boss also told Pete that he had ten minutes to remove his personal effects from his office, and that he could come back after business hours with a security guard if he realized that he had forgotten anything.

Immediately after the devastation and humiliation of losing his job after 25 years of service to the same company, Pete met Dora at a local restaurant. They let the events of the day soak in and talked about the future. Being the positive people that they are, Pete and Dora realized that as one door closes, another one opens. It wasn’t long before they decided that this was their golden opportunity to realize their dream of making USANA their full time career, and they haven’t looked back since that day in June of 1995.

Pete and Dora’s USANA business continues to grow steadily. They stuck with their plan of sponsoring an average of two or three new associates every month and advanced to Gold Directors on September 1st, 1995, less than one year after they joined USANA. By working closely with all of their USANA team members, as they continue to do to this day, their business began to flourish as they advanced to Ruby Director, Emerald Director, Diamond Director and 1-Star Diamond Director. 

Pete and Dora have been USANA “Top 20” income earners for over fifteen years, and have been members of USANA’s fast-growing “Million Dollar Club” since the beginning of that recognition a number of years ago. They have been recognized as USANA “Fortune 25” top Income Earners, and have been members of USANA’s Independent Distributor Advisory Council (IDC) for many years, serving as IDC Presidents for the 2003 – 2004 term. As USANA IDC members, they played a critical role in helping USANA emerge as one of the most formidable companies in the network marketing industry.

In December, 2014, Pete and Dora joined only 40 other USANA Associates, out of hundreds of thousands worldwide, in being recognized with the newly created title of Foundation Executive Diamond Directors. This was the result of their extraordinary efforts over 20 years in contributing to USANA's ascendance to becoming one of the premier direct sales companies in the world.  

USANA has become much more than a business for Pete and Dora. USANA has become their passion. They fully support Dr. Wentz’s vision and USANA’s mission, take pride in the fact that they have played a role in helping thousands of people reach their personal and financial goals with USANA, and they continue to do so every day. Many of their training and business building concepts have been implemented on a corporate-wide basis. 

Pete and Dora look forward to many more years of success in their USANA business, and are grateful that they how have an established legacy to pass on to their loved ones.

While they have achieved many milestones in USANA, Pete and Dora have no intention of “retiring” any time soon, and look forward to the opportunity to continue to share their knowledge and training with all new members of their USANA team. 

You can learn more about some of the thousands of lives that Pete and Dora have changed at these links: Testimonials - www.googlepetezdanis.com - www.thezdanisinterview.com 



Pete & Dora Zdanis - Chester Springs, PA 

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