Forever Living

Integrity in Business

Hi Integrity has always been a high level value for me in all areas of my life. I have always tried to do the right thing and feel it keenly if I sense that others have different values.

When I joined the Network Marketing industry in 2001 my greatest fear was that I would discover that I had surrounded myself with people whose values didn’t match my own and that I would be embarrassed by others actions. I had read and heard rumours of this relatively new industry and whilst I liked the idea of helping myself by helping others I wasn’t naive enough to think that the principle couldn’t be skewed by self interested people.

Of course, no industry is perfect, and I would say that in my years in the industry I have come across some self centred rogues (though I might add, I met at least the same proportion in my previous world, the fashion industry!) Yes, I have seen some toe curling claims being made over the years and sad to say some individuals that were probably never right for our industry have been encouraged to join by an unscrupulous business owner looking for the quick volume that will give them a great prize or bonus. So sad.

There is a saying that still gets bandied about in our industry, ‘Are you prepared to do whatever it takes’. To be honest, no I won’t do whatever it takes, for me that over-steps the lines of integrity for me, it suggests that any action is okay. I don’t believe that is true.

I do believe however, that operating with integrity, knowing what is the right thing to do for you and those around you, is at the core of a great network marketing organisation. The most successful business owners that I have seen over the years are those that think about the impact of their actions on others and seek to have a positive influence on others wealth and wellbeing, be it team members or customers.

So if you are looking at our industry and wondering as I did all those years ago if it is something you would feel comfortable in being associated with I say ‘take a good look at the business that is being promoted to you, take an even closer look at the methods and attitudes of the person showing you the business and if after close inspection you feel that you could get happily involved, then go ahead with enthusiasm and confidence. Enjoy your very own rocket ride!’

Keeping the momentum going

As February draws to a close the evidence of both business owners in the team and fitness plan customers starting to feel the strain of keeping the momentum of New Years Resolutions and big plans for the year going is coming into sharp focus.

There’s a saying that goes something like this....... commitment is keeping going long after the mood to achieve the goal has left us. How often do we see that mood faulter as things get tough? Here’s another one for you....most people give up just before the corner is about to be turned.

Keeping focus is probably the biggest challenge that I see. Forever Living team members who want it it all but can’t wait to achieve the big bucks they envisioned for themselves just a few short weeks previously. Customers who set out on a fitness regime including our excellent FIT products, but ‘fall off the wagon’ for want of a little patience and long term vision.

Inevitably I look inwards, is there anything more that I could have done, did my support fall short of what was needed? Difficult questions that it’s good to have in mind but bad to be constantly blaming ourselves for others shortcomings. The reality is that nothing is for everyone, business, product, programme. We can only be available for those that seek our help and take note of our advice and ‘bless and release’ the others. Some will return when the time is more right.

So where does this leave me in my advice to those who want to maintain momentum? Well, if I’ve ever been your coach, then you’ve likely heard this all before!

Set clear, manageable goals that are achievable.

Break the major goal down into bite sized chunks (how do you eat an elephant.....a bite at a time!)

Track your success and, a little like sailing, you will often need to tack left and right to get to your goal, success is not often a straight road.

Keep records that you can review and share. (and be honest on activity levels, are you doing enough?)

Work with your mentor, do what you commit to doing, but if things go pear-shaped then enlist their help, be honest and don’t hide away fearing their wrath......they are there to help, not scald, as long as you don’t keep making the same mistakes or continue to do little and expect much it will be their pleasure to work with you.

Remember that Rome was not built in a day, Fortune Favours the Brave and only you can deny you of the success that you wish for!

 

Family Business

Finally my Network Marketing Business has become a family affair! After over 17 years working alongside Forever Living I had all but given up on the notion that a family member would see what I see in this business.......but sometimes things take a little time to sink in!

I have sometimes felt envious of colleagues who have developed a ‘family firm’ with relatives joining them in business. Seeing them travelling the world together on company paid trips whilst my family have been busy with their own things.

Some families instinctively want to work together and Network Marketing is a great platform for developing a family business. Forever Living is certainly built on family values and is ideal for creating that business where families can work together and play together.

My family did not immediately see what I saw in a Network Marketing. Happy to support me by using the products, there was never a glimmer of interest in working alongside me......until now!

In January a family member casually piped up that he would like to support me in my business......promoting products and attending events with me. I was delighted at this as it meant we could spend more time together. In a short space of time this developed into a stand alone business....I’m so excited!

The moral of the story? Expect the unexpected..........and never, ever give up on anyone!

New Year New You?

Will you #BeResolute in 2019?

At Forever Living UK we have a campaign to help with those New Year Weight and Fitness goals. Called #BeResolute our campaign is designed to support that goal that so many have after the season of excess........get back into shape and improve diet and digestion!

Would having a simple to follow 9, 24, 39 or more day plan available with personal support be interesting and useful to you?

Our C9 kickstart can be used as a stand alone snap focus or our FIT15 can follow on for those who need a little more help. The kits come with a mix of nutritional supplements and shakes to mix with your favourite type of milk alongside exercise tips and healthy recipes to follow......everything you need in fact!

We have found that one to one and group support is key to maintaining focus and this is part of the personal service we offer to our customers.

Our group 24 Day Shred starts on Monday 7th January.......would you like to join us?

Take a look at our products and drop me an email with any questions.......it would be great to have you join us!

 

Merry Xmas meaning Many Excesses?

December the 21st.....are you ready?

The big day is just around the corner and as I contemplate the supermarket dash and fight with the other customers to pile trollies high with rich and calorific groceries......enough to feed the world for a month surely?......I wonder what the digestion of many of my fellow shoppers will be feeling like in a day or two? Pretty bloated m sure!

The old joke rings in my ear.......don’t forget to buy for a month........the shops are closed for a full 24 hours! Xmas excess has hit us again!

Determined not to fall into that trap this year our list is modest without being completely bereft of goodies. My plan is that we will feel pleasantly full, enjoy some popular flavours and avoid the bloating and unnecessary weight gain that seems to be par for the course of the festive season!

Alongside our favourite foods we also sneak in a couple of Forever Lite Shakes, mixed with Coconut milk is our household favourite and whizzed up with Berry Fruits or Spinach, Banana and Nut Butter make superb breakfast on the go before a festive walk in the Brecons which we are so blessed to be located so close to............or if it was bacon and sausage rolls on the way out then Chocolate Forever Lite with Coconut Milk and Added Mint, served warm when we get home is another favourite!

No, we don’t miss out on all of the rich goodies of the season, but everything in moderation is what I say and Forever Lite is so versatile....and luxuriously rich in its own way that I find it a perfect foil for the heavier food whilst being nutritious as well!

 

Black Friday event for Forever Living Products

A group of leading business owners within the UK are hosting a Black Friday live FaceBook page event.

A live session will run from 8pm to 9:30pm on Thursday 22nd for FaceBook friends and customers of this group. Live product demonstrations and special offers will be presented on the night.

The page will remain open for those that are unable to attend on the night.

This is a great opportunity to see Forever Living Aloe Vera Skincare, Beauty and other Aloe Vera Gift products and take advantage of rare discounts!

To receive your personal invitation contact me without delay!

Forever Living launch unique Bio-Cellulose Beauty Mask

Just in time for the Xmas party season! Forever Living launch their unique Bio-Cellulose Mask. 

Designed to promote glowing skin and with anti ageing properties every woman will want this in their skincare armoury in the run up to the Xmas Party Season.

The technology in creating this mask is cutting edge making it a wow for beauticians as well as their clients.

Retail Customers can buy the mask in packs of 5 to keep their skin in tip top condition with a home beauty treatment.

We are also looking for beauticians who would like to offer this mask as a treatment to their customers......if that is you get in touch!

Forever's Aloe Bio-cellulose Mask provides potent hydration thanks to forward-thinking technology and natural ingredients. Its bio-cellulose fibres fit the contours of your face to deeply moisturise and to ensure every impressive botanical penetrates the fine lines and wrinkles traditional sheet masks fail to reach. Through a process unique to Forever, Aloe Bio-cellulose Mask's formula fuses pure aloe and seagrass with the bio-cellulose fabric to soothe, soften and condition skin. This environmentally-friendly mask has also been enriched by a moisturising serum of green tea and horse chestnut that rejuvenates dull skin by combatting the signs of ageing and reducing the appearance of redness.