Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Top Ten Actions of Successful USANA Associates

Top Ten Actions of Successful USANA Associates
by Pete Zdanis 

10. Makes use of their upline for support with tag e-mails, three-way calls, meetings with prospects, etc.

9. Uses the many business building tools available from USANA, and shares professional information with prospects.

8. Makes courteous, scheduled follow-up calls with prospects, and understands that most prospects will not sign up as an Associate on the first, second, or even third contact.

7. Communicates regularly with their entire upline and downline to educate, motivate and celebrate their team members.

6. Makes use of the USANA’s online technologies keep informed, and to keep others informed of new information.

5. Attends the USANA International Convention, Celebrations and local meetings with other USANA Associates.

4. Pursues every opportunity for personal development and education about network marketing.

3. Is proud to be a USANA Associate, has a strong belief in network marketing and Dr. Wentz’s vision, and takes every appropriate opportunity to tell others about the USANA products and business.

2. Insures that they have a complete understanding of the entire USANA product line and compensation plan, so they can effectively share that knowledge with their prospects and team members.

1. Sets realistic, yet challenging, goals; learns to accept rejection as a constructive learning process; and never, never, never gives up.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Prospecting Inside the Organization

by Michael S. Clouse


Prospecting... It's the name of the game! 

And having so stated the obvious, prepare to discover yet another part of the solution. Because Prospecting Inside the Organization is just a single technique and should, therefore, only be part of your overall "Where-am-I-going-to-find-'em?" strategy.

Before we begin let's agree that, Prospecting Inside the Organization recognizes these four points as truth:

1. You have a group of distributors that are already sponsored, some by you personally, and yet most of whom were brought into the business by someone else on your team.

2. As your business continues to grow, it becomes more difficult to personally know everyone in your downline... Therefore, your goal is to develop a core leadership team of about 30 key distributors, and then to personally work with this ever-evolving group.

3. When it comes to building your business, sometimes the timing is wrong... Sometimes the timing is right! Your job is to be there, Prospecting Inside The Organization when the timing is right.

4. The larger your business becomes, the more this statement is true: "At any given moment someone in your business will make a decision to actually do something with this get started again." However, they may not even know how to get re-activated, or what they need to do in order to build a successful business.

So how does, Prospecting Inside the Organization actually work?

By incorporating the following four points, you can begin "finding" those already signed up in your business—the ones where the timing is now right—and immediately begin teaching them how to achieve their dreams!

1. Go online, take a look at your organizational report, and be prepared to make a few calls.

2. Have a good reason to call: You want to develop your business in a certain city, state, or province. Perhaps you are looking for a certain organizational structure for that next promotion...or if your business is small enough, you can simply call everyone.

3. Pick up the telephone, and give those you want to "prospect" a call. Let them know a. Who you are: your name and the name of your company.

b. Why you're calling. For example, they live in San Francisco, or Toronto, or Oslo, and you're looking to expand your business in that area.

c. Explain why you're interested in them... You have achieved a certain level of success in this business, and you're looking for someone to partner with for the next 90 days. You came across their name on your company client list, and decided to give them a call...

d. To find out if they would be interested in personally working with you over the next 90 days to see what the two of you could accomplish together.

4. Keep calling until you have two to four new people to work with. Then treat 'em just like you would if you were personally bringing them on board. Schedule a getting-started game plan within 48 hours; teach them how to develop their list; help them schedule their time; suggest the books they read, the CD programs they listen to, and the classes they should attend, etc.

Because Prospecting Inside the Organization works, but only to the degree that you work it... 

And if you really want to know what your current potential is, start counting the zeros next to all those names on your organizational report! Because after all at some past point they did actually sign up... And today, if they're not doing anything at all—your job is to contact them, find out if the timing is right, and then help them get started again! 

By the way, if you have an e-mail list, this would be a great time to update it as well. Just remember, some won't be ready when you call, however with their e-mail address in hand, you can begin "dripping" on them again... And who knows, the next time you give them a call, the timing might be perfect! 

All the best,


Monday, July 29, 2013

Top 50 Most Retweetable Quotes

Top 50 Most Retweetable Quotes

Your Twitter fan base will sometimes retweet information or links you share, but most followers will more frequently retweet tweets that are short, compelling, encouraging, and motivational. Getting “retweeted” is extremely valuable in helping you increase your Twitter fan base and the recognition of your personal brand. As people retweet your messages, they can literally reach millions of people over a relatively short period of time.

Below is a list of more than 50 quotations which continually generate thousands of retweets. They are presented in a format for you to easily copy, paste and tweet. Each one is about 120 characters or less (including quotation marks and reference).  You can also just click “Tweet this!” after each one, and it will automatically go to Twitter for you!

Pick the ones that you like most and share them with your followers. Those who share your values will retweet and share them with others, and your Twitter fan base, and theirs, will grow exponentially – very quickly.  

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

"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 (TweetThis!)

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

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

“You have to put in many efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.” – B. Tracy (TweetThis!)

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

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

 “Hire character. Train skill.” - Peter Schutz (TweetThis!)

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

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

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

“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 (TweetThis!)

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

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

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

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

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

“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 (TweetThis!)

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

“Hang out with people better than you. Pick people whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” (TweetThis!)

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin (TweetThis!)

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

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

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

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

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” - Mark Twain (TweetThis!)

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

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

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. (TweetThis!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – B. Sills (Tweet This!)

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

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” (Tweet This!)

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein (Tweet This!)

“Before you are a leader, success is growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is growing others.” - Jack Welch (Tweet This!)

After changing your relationship status more than three times, Facebook should default to “unstable”. (Tweet This!)

If you think it’s expensive employing a professional, just wait until you employ an amateur - Red Adair (Tweet This!)

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

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

“It was the best decision of my life. But it only happened because I made a decision.” (Tweet This!)

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

The secret to Happiness and Success in Life: Leave everything, every place and everyone better than when you found them. (Tweet This!)

In the end, everything will be OK. If everything isn’t OK, it’s not the end. (Tweet This!)

I really don't have any more advice for you today. Would a sarcastic comment do? (Tweet This!)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - 07.26.13

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 07.26.13


New Team Members

•    Larae Carrasco, Carlsbad, NM, US
•    Susan Conover, Lubbock, TX, US
•    Patricia Liggett, Las Cruces, NM, US

Title Advancements

•    Dan Nixon, Mesa, AZ, US - BELIEVER

Top Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Chester Springs, PA, US
2, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
3, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
4, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
5, Richard Cameron, Hamilton, ON, CA
5, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US
6, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
6, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
7, Cheryl Krantz, Great Falls, MT, US
7, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US
8, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US
8, Bradley Guile, El Paso, TX, US
8, Cindy Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US
8, Ruth Kohake, Yonkers, NY, US
8, Dr. Phillip Madison, Cocoa Beach, FL, US
8, Thomas Madison, Alexandria, VA, US
8, Michael Misja, North Canton, OH, US
8, Brian Price, Stratford, ON, CA
8, Duane Spears, Osawatomie, KS, US

Top Sponsors – Associates

1, Andrew Kissinger, Schertz, TX, US
1, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
1, Chris Shehan, El Paso, TX, US

Top Enrollers – Preferred Customers

3, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
2, Julianne Koritz, Highland Beach, FL, US
2, Jacqueline Nevarez, El Paso, TX, US
1, Lynn Kimbrough, Arvada, CO, US
1, Angela Mendoza, El Paso, TX, US
1, James Wilbur, La Salette, ON, CA
1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Chester Springs, PA, US

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Excuse Busters

– Author(s) Unknown

Most of us have no problem coming up with perfectly valid reasons for not taking action. Our excuses may temporarily make us feel better, yet they do not bring any value to life. Excuses do not pay the bills, they do not solve problems, they just allow us to justify not taking action.

We will look at a long list of excuses, of reasons not to take action, and turn them on their head. For every excuse, a compelling answer is offered to counteract it. The result is a list of powerful reasons for taking action now.

What would other people think?
Are you afraid of looking foolish for some reason? Why? You know what you need to do, and you’re committed to doing it. Don’t worry about looking foolish. What will really make you look foolish is if you just sit around making excuses. An honest effort is nothing to be ashamed of. What other people think is their problem, not yours. Let them think what they will. It doesn’t matter. Do what needs to be done. Get on with it.

It’s uncomfortable
Sure it is uncomfortable to take action. But what is so great about comfort? Are you committed to comfort or to accomplishment? A cow grazing in a pasture is comfortable. You are capable of much more. You have possibilities to be explored, and to explore them you’ll need to get your hands dirty. But a little discomfort right now is much less painful than the regret you’ll eventually feel if you don’t ever take action. Discomfort can eventually be overcome, but regret will never go away. Get up out of your comfort zone and start making a difference.

I’ll never be as good as ____
The only person you should compare yourself against is yourself. Your obligation is to do your very best. Don’t worry about how that compares to someone else. Just do it. Everyone is unique. Everyone has their own special contribution to make. You’ll only discover yours by taking action.  If you decide in advance that you’ll never be as good as so-and-so, then you forgo the opportunity to find your own unique skills. Winners refuse to even acknowledge the competition, by blazing new trails. Comparing yourself to others will only bring you down. Set off in your own unique direction.  Get into action make it happen.

It’s too complicated
Often a new task can appear complicated because you’re not familiar with it. Once you dive in, once you get a little experience, you’ll get the hang of it. Think of all the things you’ve learned in your life. You’re good at learning, and the best way to learn is to start taking action. Whatever you see as too complicated, there’s something about it that you can understand.  Use that as your starting point. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. That’s how you learn. There’s no reason to be ashamed about not knowing something. Everyone had to learn it at some point in time. Now is your time to learn. Dive right in, take on the challenge, take action, learn, grow and you’ll accomplish things you never thought possible.

It will take too long                                                                   
Then you better get started as soon as possible. It will take even longer if you sit around bemoaning the fact that it will take too long. Great accomplishments take time and effort. And the most fulfilling part of any accomplishment is not in finishing it, but in doing it. The journey is the reward, so be thankful that you’ll be rewarded over a long period of time.  If the end result suddenly appeared out of thin air, with no effort on your part, of what value would it be? If it will take a long time, then it will be valuable and worthwhile. So by all means get started as soon as possible. Start making it happen and enjoy the long, fulfilling journey.

No one will care whether I do it or not
That’s not true. You will care, and you are someone. The world is not anxious to hand success to you on a silver platter. If no one cares about you, it is probably because you don’t care enough about anyone else (or yourself for that matter) to do what it takes to make a life of accomplishment for yourself. If you start taking focused, directed action toward your goals, you can be sure that people will start to take notice.  The world is indeed indifferent to those who sit around and make excuses.  If that’s all you do, you’re right—no one will care. But if you stand up, step forward and take action, you’ll be amazed at how many people are waiting to cheer you on. What are you waiting for? Get busy and you’ll get noticed.

I Could Never Be Successful
Why not? What do you mean, “I could never”? Of course you could. You could indeed. If it can be done, you can do it. You’ve got to want it, of course.  And if you want it enough, you’ll do it. “I could never” is usually said wistfully, meaning “I wish I could, but I can’t.” That’s preposterous. You can if you really want to. Free yourself from your own limitations. What do you want to do? What will fulfill the enormous potential of your life?  Certainly not hiding behind “I could never.” You are capable of truly extraordinary accomplishments. You can do whatever you decide you’re going to do. You can find a way. Have the courage to live your possibilities.

I’m overwhelmed
Sometimes you’re just so overwhelmed, you feel like throwing up your hands or crawling into a hole and curling up in the fetal position. WRONG! That’s exactly what you must not do. When you’re overwhelmed, that’s all the more reason to start taking the actions that will rectify your situation. When you’re overwhelmed is when you’re the most frustrated and the most motivated. Now is your chance to really take action with dedication and commitment. Don’t blow the opportunity. The frustration you feel is good, solid positive energy waiting to be released. If it is not released in a positive direction, there is a very big danger that it will become destructive energy. Use that frustration to your advantage. You’re overwhelmed? GREAT! Do something about it right now. Quit complaining and start taking positive action. If you’re overwhelmed it means that there are plenty of things which can be done, things which will most likely make a difference very quickly. Pick something and start doing it right now. As soon as you get busy your frustration will start pushing you forward.

I don’t deserve to succeed                                                      
You are just as good, just as worthy, just as valuable as anyone. No one can intimidate you, no matter what kind of car they drive, or what their business card says, or how big their house is, or how big their factory is.  No one is better than you. You are the best there is. Inside you is the potential to do, or be, or have anything you desire. No one has more than that. Some may have progressed farther down the path at this moment, but that doesn’t make them any better than you. If you start to take action right now, you will be working your way down that same path. No matter what anyone says, or does, no matter what your situation—personal, financial, social or otherwise—you can choose to live your life in your own way.  And there is no greater success than that. But you must be the one to achieve your success. Though no one can hold you back if you’re determined enough, by the same token no one can do it for you. You’ve got to step up to the challenge, believe in yourself, and do what it takes. Right now is a great time to start. You deserve the best that life has to offer. Do whatever needs to be done to make it happen.

It’s too hard
Anything worth having, or doing, or being, requires effort. What if you could have whatever you wanted, again and again, just by snapping your fingers? And what if everyone else could, as well? How much would you value and appreciate the things you had? What would you do with your life, if there was no need for effort? Where would you find meaning, what would give you satisfaction?  The value of effort is not only in what it produces, but also in what it demands of you. The greatest opportunity in life is not for a free ride. The greatest opportunity is to be fully challenged, and to meet challenge with effective effort. The things we value are the things to which, and for which, we give of ourselves. There is no way around that.  Some of the hardest working people are those who are wealthy enough that they don’t need the money. However, they do need the effort, and the accomplishment, and the challenge. We all do. Without it, life is shallow and empty. Make the effort. Do it now. Start today to meet the challenge.

I’m too tired
What are you tired of? Doing nothing can be just as tiring as taking action. If you’re physically tired, then go to bed and get a good night’s rest. Then get up in the morning and get started. Whatever you do today, you’ll be tired tonight. You can be tired after a day of effective effort and accomplishment, or you can be tired after a day of getting nowhere. The choice is yours. If you’re going to be tired anyway, it makes sense to get something out of it. To put forth your best effort, to move in the direction of your goals, to make a difference, to make a life of excellence for yourself and the world around you. Take action toward an exciting goal, and instead of being tired you’ll be exhilarated.

It won’t matter anyway
What you do, matters. You can make a difference if you choose to do so. If there’s something that needs to be done, doing it will make a difference.  You know that. Thinking that is won’t matter is just a petty rationalization. Of course it matters. If it doesn’t then find something else that does. You are a creative, effective person who is full of possibilities. The job at hand may not be the most important thing in the history of the world, but if it gets you into action, then it matters very much. Because no matter how small the effort or consequence, it is a start.  It revs up the momentum of the intelligent, creative, productive person that you are. And once you get going, there’s no telling how much you can accomplish. It all starts with taking action. Don’t hide behind the thinking that it won’t matter. Jump in and get started. It does matter. Do it now.

It’s no fun                                                                                   
How do you know if you haven’t even started it yet? Most things are precisely as enjoyable as we make them. Is making excuses fun? Look at what you need to do, and realize that it is an exciting opportunity to make a difference. Sure, there are probably tedious parts to the job. But look beyond those. Look all the way to the end. Look at what you will be accomplishing. It will probably be a lot more fun than you imagine. Just get started and you’ll see.

I’m afraid I would fail
You never fail—you always succeed in producing results. If you don’t like the results you are producing, then you can learn from your mistakes and change your strategy. By taking action, you will not fail. In fact, the only way to fail is to not take action. By taking action you always achieve a result. The result could very well be the achievement of your goal, or it could be a learning experience that will eventually bring you to the goal you desire. But you never fail. After Thomas Edison had tried 9,999 times to perfect the light bulb, and had not succeeded, someone asked him if he was going to have 10,000 failures. Edison replied that he had not failed— that he had just discovered another way not to invent the electric light.  Failure is simply not an option. Everything you do has a result and eventually those results will lead you to the achievement of whatever you desire.

I’m not committed to this
Then why are you even considering it? If it’s something you know you need to do, then think about why. Find a reason that is meaningful and compelling to you, why you must take action. You may not be committed to this particular action, yet you need to do it because of something else to which you’re committed. Remind yourself of what that is. Remind yourself of why it is important. Get committed and do it, or move on to something else right now.

I’ll do it as soon as I get back on my feet
Taking positive action toward your goals is precisely what will GET you back on your feet. If you wait for conditions to be perfect, that time will never come. Even if you could somehow get things perfect before taking action, problems and obstacles would come along soon after you started anyway, so why bother waiting. If something needs to be done, waiting will only make your situation worse. Yes, there are problems to deal with.  That’s part of the challenge. Just step right in and start to work on the first problem. When that’s solved, get busy on the next problem. Suddenly you’ll be making progress—infinitely more progress than if you waited for things to be perfect before starting. Stop waiting for things to be perfect. Start now. Get going. It’s the best thing you can do.

I’m too busy
What are you accomplishing with all that busy-ness? Simply being “busy” gets you nowhere. Stop being busy, evaluate your priorities, and start taking focused, directed action. Anyone can be busy, but so what?  Accomplish requires more than just burning up time. Accomplishment demands action and results. Stop being busy and start doing something today.

I can’t decide                                                                             
If you are having trouble deciding on a course of action, then there’s probably not all that much difference between the various choices. Evaluate them all objectively and sincerely. Project each choice into the future. If you still cannot decide which course of action would be best, just choose one. You can always make adjustments along the way. Going forward is much better than being paralyzed by the inability to make a decision. The optimal decision is the one that gets you where you want to go, and for that to happen you must pick one and make it work.

I can always do it later
Yes, that’s right. You can always do it later. And when it’s later, you’ll probably say the same thing. Nothing gets done by putting it off until later. The fact is, you are alive and making decisions right now. Right now is the period of time over which you have control. Right now is the time that’s available for you to take action. Action that is not taken now, doesn’t get taken. As you’re reading this, try to do something next week.  Really put out all the effort you can to get something done next week. Were you able to do it? Of course not. Because next week isn’t here, and it never will be. It is always now, and now is the time to act. Do it now and it will get done.

I’ve already tried
Trying is not enough. The only way to accomplish something is to do it, to do whatever it takes, to keep making the effort until the goal is reached.  If at first you don’t succeed, you’ve still learned something valuable about how to proceed. If you’ve already tried, that’s fine. Keep going.  Make use of that experience. You’ve got a valuable perspective on what works and what doesn’t. Stop trying and start taking whatever action is necessary to reach the goal. Learn from the mistakes and disappointments.  Keep going. Start right now to really make it happen.

I don’t know where to start
There is always something you can do, some step that will start to move you in the direction of your goal. Envision the ultimate goal, and work backwards, step by step, until you arrive at something that can be done right now. Then do it. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Take that step right now, and then the next one. Repeat until done.

Why not
Whatever you wish to accomplish, there’s no reason why you cannot start right now. When you’re truly committed to reaching your goal, there will always be something that can be done right away, to get started. Action will get you where you want to go. Excuses will hold you back. The choice is yours. What are you waiting for?

NOTE: There are absolutely no REASONS why anyone can’t succeed in building a successful network marketing business, only EXCUSES. The next time one of your team members tells you why they can’t succeed, hand them this list of Excuse Busters.      


Friday, July 26, 2013

USANA Essentials of Health - The Role of Vitamin D in Breast Cancer Prevention

The Role of Vitamin D in Breast Cancer Prevention

At a Glance:

A recent study reveals a potential link between poor vitamin D status and an increase in breast cancer risk.

Read more about this research below:

The risk of breast cancer relative to vitamin D status has been evaluated in several previous studies. A number of links between vitamin D status and cancer risk have been observed, including a higher occurrence of breast cancer in geographic areas with lower sun and UV exposure, and an inverse relationship between vitamin D status and breast cancer stage, recurrence and mortality. Less is known about whether it is vitamin D status itself or another aspect of sunlight or UV exposure that is a key to breast cancer prevention.

In a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers analyzed the relationship between serum vitamin D concentrations and the risk of breast cancer. The participants included 240 Saudi women, half of whom had been diagnosed with breast cancer (case group) and the other half that were free of cancer (control group).

The average serum vitamin D level of the women with cancer was 9.4 ng/ml (23.5 nmol/L), while the control group had an average vitamin D level of 12.31 ng/ml (30.7 nmol/L). The difference in the groups was statistically significant. Most experts, including the authors of this study, recommend a vitamin D level of at least 20 ng/ml.  Only 6.7% of the case group met this recommendation, while 27.5% of controls did.

In total, this study provides statistically significant results to support previous research showing a link between breast cancer risk and vitamin D status.

Yousef FM, Jacobs ET, Kang PT, et al. Vitamin D status and breast cancer in Saudi Arabian women: case-control study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;98(1):105-10.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Everyone Fails In Network Marketing!

- by Pete Zdanis

I talk with fellow network marketers every day, and questions I am frequently asked include, "What should I send to a prospect? Which audio/video CDs and DVDs work best? Should I call them first? What should I say when I call? What should I say in a cover letter or e-mail message?" Others tell me about how they are busy setting up their business checking account, or buying a new laptop or tablet to help with their business, adding a separate phone line for a business phone, etc., etc.

Now, don't get me wrong. These are all good questions, and good things to do to run an efficient network marketing business. What I am hearing from some people, however, is that they are BUSY, but not taking ACTION.

Let me explain: I'm reminded of the definition of "inertia". For those of you who have studied physics in high school or college, you know that the textbook definition of "inertia" is - "The tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest, and the tendency of a body in motion to remain in motion." This natural rule applies to our business just as much as it applies to a boulder sitting on top of (or rolling down) Pike's Peak.

While people are doing "busy" work, they are not taking the necessary "action" to put their business in motion. They are doing the easy and pleasant things like sorting the paper clips, rather than talking with prospects. So, guess what happens? NOTHING!

This all centers around something which many of us are guilty of, and that is "fear of failure." It's great to get organized, set up the best personal computer/fax system, and know that we can reach a sharpened number two pencil at a moment's notice - but, how has that helped us build our network marketing business? Zip. Nada. Not one bit.

It's natural to want to have the "perfect" sponsoring process, so we agonize over it for days, weeks, or even months. Then we finally step out into the "real world" with our perfect, bullet-proof system, and - GUESS WHAT? - the first 20 people we talk with aren't interested! We then logically conclude that the company, products, marketing plan, compensation plan, upline, company management, sun, moon, and stars, all failed us, and that we could never possibly succeed in network marketing.

Do you know why we failed? BECAUSE WE WERE PROBABLY NEVER TOLD THAT WE WOULD FAIL! Our sponsor was probably afraid to tell us that there was one iota of a possibility that we might not succeed each and every time we present our extraordinary products and opportunity to everyone under the sun. Well...not to worry, because that's what I'm here to tell you: YOU ARE GOING TO FAIL!

Sure, you have the products, compensation plan and marketing tools that are among the best on the planet, but not everyone you talk to will share your vision and enthusiasm, or see the power of what you are showing them, at least not initially.

Before I tell you two very important secrets, let me ask you a few questions:

Did you learn to ride a bicycle, or roller skate, or ice skate without falling down? Do you think that Nadia never fell off the balance beam or that A. J. Foyt never crashed in a race car? Did you ever stop to think that even Ted Williams failed to get a hit more than half the time? Do you know how many rejections Colonel Harlan Sanders received before he sold his now famous Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe? - 1,014! That's right, ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN. Geez, that must have gotten pretty depressing after the first 800 or 900 rejections!

Are you ready for the secrets?

Well, there's good news and bad news. First, the bad news:


I'm guessing that by now you're probably ready for the good news:


These "secrets" may appear to be contradictory, but, trust me, they aren't.

EVERY successful network marketer has failed to sign up everyone they wanted to. Personally, I fail every day. In fact, I probably fail 80% to 90% of the time. Am I successful? Well, I guess that depends on your definition of success.

Those who are consistent and persistent in network marketing will, over time, build large and thriving organizations. Just like everyone else in this world, they will likely fail over 80% to 90% of the time. BUT, GUESS WHAT? After a while, those successes they realize the other 10% to 20% of the time start to add up. They eventually reach a point where all their dedication and hard work continue to reward them handsomely, month after month, and year after year.

So, what's the moral of the story? Realize right here and now that, more often than not, you are going to fail, just like everyone else. Then, go out and take ACTION to build your network marketing business. SO WHAT if you get your pride hurt, your nose bloodied, or your knees skinned up once in a while? (I just hope you don't wreck a race car!)

LEARN FROM EACH FAILURE. Go through a "Lessons Learned" process after every presentation, whether you achieved your objective or not. Ask yourself: "What (if anything) went wrong? What questions could I have answered better? What would I do different the next time?"

How many times have all of us said silently to ourselves, "Gee, I wish I would have said......"? Well, network marketing is just like the rest of our lives. We have to learn from our experiences and do better the next time. But, the KEY is that you need to make sure that there is a "next time".....DON'T QUIT! (Are you starting to detect a pattern here? I hope so.)

One of my favorite network marketing analogies is one that I learned from a fellow network marketer. He talks about the fact that 4% of oysters have pearls in them. It goes like this:

Suppose you have a bushel basket with 100 oysters in it, and your objective is to find those four pearls by shucking all those oysters. You might get lucky and find a pearl or two in the first ten or twenty oysters you shuck. Or, you may not find any in the first forty, fifty, or sixty oysters you shuck. Many people will quit at that point, and never find the pearls.

These are the same people who make a feeble attempt at network marketing, quit before they succeed, and then go on to claim that "network marketing doesn't work".

Then there are those who "keep on shucking"....they may even come up empty the first 96 times (remember Colonel Sanders?), and then have those four pearls "fall right into their lap".

Some people call these folks "lucky". I call them "people who keep on shucking". I also call them "Winners".

I could also go on about these "lucky" people who realize the success that all of us envy. These people usually simply explain their success by saying, "The harder I work, the luckier I get.", but, that's another story for another article.

Finally, there are the "Winners" who teach each and every member of their organizations how to learn from failure...these people are called "LEADERS", and you should do everything in your power to become one or get to know one very soon. It WILL change your life.

Pete Zdanis

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Choosing the Right Network Marketing Company

Choosing the Right Network Marketing Company
- by Pete Zdanis


 Evaluating network marketing companies can be a daunting task. However, it is well worth the effort to insure that your time, money and reputation are not wasted on trying to build a business with an inferior company.

 We know you will find the following guidelines to be valuable in helping you select a company that you will be proud of and that will provide you with the level of lifetime residual income that you aspire to.

 There are four main areas to evaluate. First, you'll want to look at the company. Who are the leadership of the company? The management? What are their credentials? Is there a vision for the future? Do they function with integrity, and can you prove it? Is this the company...are these the people that I want to align myself with?

 Second, you'll want to look at the products. Does the company do the research and development of the products? Does the company own their formulas? Does the company do their own manufacturing? Are they in control of quality control procedures? Are the products highly consumable...that people use and reorder on a monthly basis, and become loyal to? Do the products have a positive impact on people's lives?

 The third issue is timing and trends...timing in the industry, as well as timing in the company. Is the industry just now emerging as a growth industry? Does the company have a history of solid growth...not one that is declining, or flattened out in terms of growth?

 And, the 4th is the compensation plan. How do you make money? And, is it fair for the individual who is working on a part-time basis...someone who wants to make an extra few hundred dollars per month, and beyond that... will it pay an individual $10,000, $20,000, or more per month...for the people who really want to go out and create wealth and financial freedom?

 Don't short-cut this process! And, trust your answers! Because we know that if any one of these areas is lacking, your chance for success is cut in half. Which means you'll have to work twice as hard to be successful. If two of these areas are lacking, you'll have no chance.

 The time to do your homework is before you make the decision to partner with a specific company...not by jumping from one company to another.

Pete Zdanis