Saturday, October 31, 2015

USANA November, 2015 Leader Information

Happy November Leaders! Here are some announcements for November so you can plan and promote with your teams.


1.      90 Day to Achiever / Going for Gold Training Events – This October and November we will be hosting 90 Day to Achiever & Going for Gold training events.  These events are being held in locations that have the highest amount of Achievers and above.  But we placed them in central locations around the US market so that any of your team can make it to one of these great trainings!  This event will be full of workshops, recognition and specific business strategy for your associates rank.  The workshops they attend will be based off of the attendees rank.  There will be two different sessions:
90 Day to Achiever – This training will be focused on basic skills needed for the new Associate through Believer.  We will workshop Inviting, Presenting, Follow up and Close. 
Going for Gold – Is a more advanced training designed for the Achiever and above looking to go for Gold.  The workshops will include: Identifying and Duplicating Leaders, Growing your Numbers, Time Management, and Round table strategy sessions. An Associate must be an Achiever or above to attend the Going for Gold training. Gold Directors and above are welcome to attend this session.
All information on the tour is up on the HUB! Click here for flyers, agendas, and to register at one near you!

Tacoma, WANovember 7, 2015
Dr. Karen Wolfe, Diamond Director
Bob Shehan, Executive Gold Director
Peter & Bibiana Pau, Executive 4-Star Diamond Directors
Tom & Lorie Mulhern, Executive 1-Star Diamond Directors
Nathan Schooley, Manager, US Field Development
Boston, MANovember 8, 2015
Monica Penrod, Executive 5-Star Diamond Director
Matt Chionis, Executive 2-Star Diamond Director
Jennifer Wright, Director, US Field Development
San Francisco, CANovember 8, 2015
Brian Douglas, Executive Diamond Director
Sufi Chang , Executive Emerald Director
Martha Leverett, Director, US Field Director Latin Market
Brion Armstrong, Manager, US Field Development
Atlanta, GANovember 14, 2015
Tom & Lorie Mulhern, Executive 1-Star Diamond Directors
Tony & Tammy Daum, 2-Star Diamond Directors
Jennifer Wright, Director, US Field Development
Long Beach, CANovember 14, 2015
Daniel Hunter, Executive 2-Star Diamond Director
Andrea Equihua, Executive Diamond Director
Jeremy Stansfield, Executive 9-Star Diamond Director
Dr Karen Wolfe, Diamond Director
Abby & Arabelle Ramboyong, Ruby Director
Andre Gordon, Ruby Director
Lori Truman, Vice President of US Field Development
Martha Leverett, Director, US Field Development Latin Market
Chicago, ILNovember 21, 2015
Daniel Hunter, Executive 2-Star Diamond Director
Lorie Mulhern, Executive 1-Star Diamond Director
Jordan Kemper, Executive 3-Star Diamond Director
Dean Chionis, Executive 2 Star Diamond Director
Matt Chionis, Executive 2 Star Diamond Director
Ali Ray, Gold Director
Lori Truman, Vice President of US Field Development

2.      New Year New YouWe are ready to kick off the New Year with our New Year, New You 2016 tour!  In partnership with local leaders, USANA will be hitting the road with Scientists, Doctors, and USANA Field Leaders to provide training at these guest-focused events. Each location will be hosting a Healthy Mixer to promote the Reset Challenge as part of the overall New Year, New You presentation.  Once again, the New Year, New You Tour will be conducting language specific locations to support our Latino and Chinese communities. The tour runs from January 4 – 24, 2016, all locations and dates will be posted on the HUB by mid-November.

3.      RESET Challenge – Be on the lookout, in the middle of December we will begin preparations for our RESET Challenge for 2016.  Exact dates and more details will be available in December, and as mid-December begins the preparations, the RESET Challenge itself will begin mid-January.

4.      2016 SWEET Retreat #Sweet16 – To our SWEET Sisters, and all of our first time attendees, we are so excited for our 5th Annual SWEET Retreat!  Another opportunity to network with likeminded women, receive specified training, pamper yourselves with a spa party, recognize your peers, and dance ‘till you drop!  It’s one of the most exclusive, amazing events USANA puts on.  Be sure to spread the word to your female teammates and friends!  Be sure to get a room in the room block ( is limited, so get registered quicklyClick here to register!

DATE: January 14 – 16, 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix
                  122 N. 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Grace Keohohou will also be doing an all day training the Sunday after SWEET Retreat, sponsored by the DSWA – this is another event not to miss, so be sure to plan accordingly so you can attend! Register here for this event!

5.      2016 US High Performance Summit, National Celebration, Awards Gala, and new Future Leaders Program

We will be hosting our US National Celebration again next year in Las Vegas!  This is an event you won’t want to miss.  The High Performance Summit (exclusively for Gold Directors and above) will be on Thursday and the US National Celebration will be a 2-day event, Friday and Saturday, with the Gala being held Friday night.  The US Awards Gala will recognize our top US leaders in the following categories:

?         Top Growers
?         Top Income Earners
?         Top Associate Enrollers
?         Top PC Enrollers
?         Rising Stars
?         Top Income Earners per Rank

The awards period for Gala recognition will go from January 3, 2015 to December 25, 2015.  Keep your eye on our USANA United States Facebook page for updated results at the beginning of each month!

Date:         April 13 – 16, 2016
Location:   Green Valley Ranch
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052

Future Leaders – We launched an incentive to your teams on October 3!  How do the Silver Directors and below achieve this?  By growing their business between October 3, 2015, and February 27, 2016. Any Associate who is a Silver Director or below at the start of the incentive will need to do these three things to win:

1. Average a minimum of 300 CVP weekly over the promotion period
2. Increase your cumulative CVP by a minimum of 30 percent over the incentive period
3. Have at least five new, personally sponsored teammates generate a minimum of 200 Sales Volume Points (SVP) and open at least 1 Business Center

If they’re able to do this, they will win an exclusive Future Leaders all day training and reception on April 14th where they will learn from our top leaders.  They will also receive registration for the U.S. National Celebration, onstage recognition, a one-night stay at the hotel for the U.S. National Celebration.

Let your teams know about this amazing promotion where anyone can be a winner!

6.      2016 International Convention – Have you pre-registered for 2016 International Convention?  Remember Dr. Wentz’s final words at Convention this year?  It’s going to be an amazing event!  Get your teams there by getting them to here now!

Current Promotions & Incentives:

1.      Success on the Beach – Make sure you and your teams are working towards this incredible trip to Costa Rica. Mark your calendars right now for November 16 – 20, 2016. Qualification period is July 4, 2015 – July 1, 2016, so there is plenty of time to qualify.  Grow your business and let USANA pay for a vacation to paradise!  Details in the link below:

Access various tools to help you and your teams earn this trip:
      Email (Golds and above outlining your current status and growth needed to earn the trip)
      Growth Tracker
      Success on the Beach Landing page
Success on the Beach Flyer(check on this for date)

2.      Leadership Summit – Your Director or above must average 7,800 Commission Volume Points (CVP) total for a 13 week period.  This is an average of 600 CVP weekly (no more than 800 CVP will be counted for each week).  We learn & grow, network, and have so much fun at these Summits – take a look at the photos of our Leadership Summit in October

Your team will experience the exclusive behind the scenes Home Office tour where they can see up close and personal how our products are made from beginning to getting shipped out to their front door!  They will get one on one time with USANA management and spend an entire day focused on coaching and leadership skills from Grace or Nicki Keohohou (co-founders of DSWA [Direct Sales World Alliance]).  Here are the upcoming dates qualification periods:

March 31 – April 03, 2016 – Canyons Resort
Qualification Period: Oct. 3, 2015 – January 15, 2016

June 2 – 5, 2016 – Canyons Resort
Qualification Period: January 16, 2016 – April 29, 2016

November 3 – 6, 2016 – Canyons Resort
Qualification Period: April 30, 2016 – August 12, 2016

3.      WTA – We will be holding a promotion in conjunction with the RESET Challenge for the opportunity to be in a suite at one of two WTA events in Miami and Indian Wells.  Specific dates for the suites and details of the contest will be announced at the end of the month.  The contest will run December 1 – Jan 31, 2016.

4.      Trusted Partner and Sponsor of the Dr. Oz Show – Season 2 of our partnership with the Dr. Oz Show is well under way!  This next show will be featuring Digestive Enzymes! 

Stay tuned for more details. Season 1 shows are below.

*All details for events or promotions are located on the Contest and Events tab on the HUB and they are listed in the HUB Event Calendar.

Conference Calls and Webinars:

We have a great line up of ongoing Conference Calls and Webinars for September:

1.      November US Associate Call
Wednesday, November 4
8:00pm – 9:00pm MDT

2.      Motivational Monday Webinar
Mondays 8:30am – 9:00am MDT

Wednesdays 7:00pm – 7:30pm MDT

4.      Going for Gold Webinar
December 14, 2015
7:00pm MDT

*All details and registration for events are located on the Contest and Events tab on the HUB and they are listed in the HUB Event Calendar.

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Power of Focus - by M. J. Durkin

It’s so important to understand that what we focus on expands and grows.  It is equally important to comprehend that what we ignore diminishes.  Now why do I want to talk to you about this.  Occasionally, I get questions in my coaching program from people that say to me, “I’m considering possibly doing another Network-Marketing opportunity.  I’ve found something that doesn’t conflict with what I’m doing.  What do you think about that?”
I can tell you that 100% of the time I will say, “I don’t really think that’s a good idea.”  The Power of Focus indicates that what you focus on will grow and be successful.  Remember that Steve Jobs wasn’t successful because he was great with the technical aspect.  He was great because he focused on the most important thing.
I’m going to recommend that if you have a Network-Marketing business that you’re building, I suggest that you stick with that business.  Sometimes people will come to me and tell me that it hasn’t been working that well for them and that they’ve been doing it for quite some time.  I recommend that you do not diminish or divest your energy.  I recommend that you stay in there and you set some kind of a goal like, “I’m going to do this really strongly for the next six months.  I’m going to give it my best.  I’m going to put names on a list.  I’m going to give full presentations to people.  I’m going to get in front of as many people as I can with this opportunity.  I’m going to close them the way MJ Durkin would recommend.  I’m going to ask them to join my team.  I’m going to highly recommend that they join me.  I’m going to recommend that they become customers.  AND I’m going to give it my best for six months.”
What a lot of you do is you dabble and mess around with your opportunity.  If you would just give 180 days of really focused effort, then all of a sudden you’d see your volume grow.  You’d see that you’d hit the next promotion level and you’d start to make more money.  I never recommend that you try to do two or three opportunities at once.  One of the secrets to being successful in Network-Marketing is to find that product or company that you can really align with and you can set a path there to be successful.
You don’t want to dilute your energy, efforts or your focus.  Remember, what you focus on grows and expands.  Take the company that you have (that you attracted in the first place) and do your best that you can.  Run hard with it for six months or a year and then make a decision about possibly doing something else.  The Power of Focus will always help you to win out.  I’ll see you on the next blog.
M. J. Durkin

Thursday, October 29, 2015

USANA Auto Order: 100 SVP or 200 SVP? You Decide.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Qualifying Three USANA Business Centers With a 200 SVP (Sales Volume Points) Auto Order Every Four Weeks vs. Qualifying One Business Center With a 100 SVP Auto Order Every Four Weeks


You and your family benefit personally from the use of more of the entire USANA product line (Essentials, Optimizers, Digestion/Detox, Mother/Child, Diet, Energy, Skin Care, Skin Treatment, Hair and Body Care) *

Save money by receiving the 10% Auto Order discount on a greater number of your purchases

Be a better prospector, recruiter, sponsor and trainer because of your personal experience with ALL of the USANA products (Why would you expect your prospects, PCs or team members to use products that you are not personally willing to use?)

Optimize the USANA compensation plan by earning commissions on all three of your Business Centers (BCs)

Build your business stronger through leading by example

Make a bigger contribution to Dr. Wentz’s vision – Consider making a tax deductible donation of one or more bottles of Usanimals™ to the Children’s Hunger Fund every four weeks and receive 10 SVP of PV for each bottle donated. **  

Have some USANA products available for potential tax deductible samples and/or gifts and/or retail sales

Buy products you use daily from your own business instead of someone else’s

Allows those who think big to build a big business

Avoid losing Group Sales Volume (GSV), and commissions, under BC 002 and BC 003

Lower shipping costs on one larger Auto Order compared to multiple smaller orders for the same volume of product over time

Avoid running out of, or having to re-order, products which are used most by you and your family

One 200 SVP Auto Order insures qualification of ALL of your BCs (no matter how many BCs you have) for every rolling four week period, and avoids having to track when your next smaller order needs to be placed to maintain your PV qualification requirement

* EXAMPLE: Any one person who values good nutrition, has a body with skin, hands, hair, eyes and teeth (including crowns, caps and fixed bridges), showers occasionally, washes their hair once and a while, and wants to optimize their immune system can quickly and conveniently produce 200 SVP with a HealthPak (100 SVP), one Sensé Hair & Body Pack (50 SVP), one Natural Whitening Toothpaste (5 SVP), one bottle of Visionex (25 SVP) and one box of USANA Probiotic (20 SVP). Total: 200 SVP. This is affectionately known by many as the “Pete Pack”.

** The USANA True Health Foundation allows the USANA family to deepen an already solid relationship with Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF). Since CHF began in 1991, $927 million in food and other resources have been distributed to serve the needs of more than 10 million children in 35 U.S. states and 72 countries worldwide. The USANA family has given more than $18 million in cash and donations of Usanimals™ multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplements to-date. Your donation to CHF will help provide much-needed nutrition to children who would otherwise wake up each morning suffering from malnutrition and hunger. Make an impact on the lives of these children through a one-time gift or recurring Auto Order donation, and start changing lives today through the USANA True Health Foundation and CHF.


200 SVP of PV costs more than 100 SVP of PV

Now that you have the facts, the choice is yours. 

Choose wisely.

Pete and Dora Zdanis - 

© Zdanis USANA Power Team - 2015 ®  - All Rights Reserved

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Vitamin D Supplementation may be Necessary to Protect Breastfed Infants from Vitamin D Deficiency - #USANA

At a Glance:

A new study shows that when mothers supplement with 2000 IU/day of vitamin D nearly all (98%) unsupplemented breastfed infants are protected against vitamin D deficiency, whereas only about half have sufficient levels if the mother is only taking 400 IU/day (RDA – 600 IU). 

Read more about this research below:

Vitamin D supplementation is recommended during pregnancy. But after birth, the ability to maintain healthy vitamin D levels in breastfed infants is more difficult, so vitamin D supplementation is generally recommended for breastfed infants.

In a new study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers sought to determine the effect of three different doses of maternal vitamin D supplementation on infant serum vitamin D levels when taken during pregnancy and continuing for 8 weeks after birth. 

The study included 226 normally healthy pregnant women who were randomly assigned to receive vitamin D dosages of 400 IU, 1000 IU, and 2000 IU per day from the second trimester until 8 weeks postpartum.  The infants were not given vitamin D supplementation.  Blood was collected for analysis at 8 weeks after birth.

The average serum vitamin D level in infants whose mothers took 2000 IU/day was higher (75 mmol/L or 30 ng/ml) than in 1000 IU/day group (52 mmol/L or 20.8 ng/ml) and the 400 IU/day group (45 mmol/L or 18 ng/ml).  Only 2% of the infants born to mothers supplemented with 2000 IU were considered deficient compared to 16% and 43% in the 1000 IU and 400 IU group respectively. Less than 15% of the infants in the 1000 IU and 400 IU group reached a vitamin D level over 75 mmol/L (30 ng/ml) compared to 44% born to the group supplemented with 2000 IU/day.  The mothers supplemented with 2000 IU/day had an average vitamin D level of 88 mmol/L (35.2 ng/ml) at 8 weeks postpartum, while the mothers taking 1000 IU and 400 IU had lower average levels at 78 mmol/L (31.2 ng/ml) and 69 mmol/L (27.6 ng/ml) respectively. 

The results of this study indicate that supplementation with 2000 IU/day is required beginning in gestation and during the first 8 weeks of breastfeeding to protect 98% of unsupplemented infants against vitamin D deficiency. Nearly half of unsupplemented infants of mothers taking 400 IU/day were vitamin D deficient after 8 weeks of breastfeeding. 

Kaitlin M March et al.  Maternal vitamin D3 supplementation at 50 μg/d protects against low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in infants at 8 wk of age: a randomized controlled trial of 3 doses of vitamin D beginning in gestation and continued in lactation. First published July 8, 2015, doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.106385.

SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences Essentials of Health

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Low Vitamin D levels Linked to Osteoarthritis Progression in the Knee

At a Glance:

A new study shows that inadequate levels of vitamin D in the blood are linked to worsening progression of knee osteoarthritis.

Read more about this research below:

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time, eventually allowing bones to rub together. Osteoarthritis typically worsens gradually, but maintaining a healthy weight, staying active and some other treatments may help slow disease progression and improve joint function and reduce pain.

A new study published in AgRearch magazine indicates that low vitamin D levels may be related to an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis. Researchers at Tuft’s University analyzed data from a large study to investigate the possible interaction between blood levels of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) on the progression of osteoarthritis. Vitamin D and PTH work together to regulate calcium and phosphorus metabolism.

Study participants were part of a longitudinal study known as the Osteoarthritis Initiative, were between 45 and 79 years of age, and had at least one knee with evidence of osteoarthritis. A total of 418 subject who met criteria were followed for 4 years, and their knee osteoarthritis progression was tracked using radiographs and related to vitamin D and PTH levels in the blood.

When compared to subjects with healthy vitamin D levels, those with low vitamin D levels (< 15 ng/ml or 37.5 mmol/L) had more than twice the risk of their osteoarthritis worsening throughout the study. Subjects with both low vitamin D and high PTH levels were more than 3 times more likely to have worsening symptoms than participants with normal concentrations of both PTH and vitamin D.

The results of this study indicate that vitamin D deficiency is likely a risk factor for osteoarthritis progression, and that maintaining healthy blood levels through adequate dietary and supplemental intake may be beneficial in adults with osteoarthritis.

Fang Fang Zhang and Sarah Booth. Low Vitamin D Linked to Osteoarthritis. AgResearch Magazine July 2015 - Vol. 63 No. 7.

Source: USANA Health Sciences Essential of Health