USANA DIAMOND DIRECTOR SHARES THE SECRETS OF HIS SUCCESS

USANA DIAMOND DIRECTOR SHARES THE SECRETS OF HIS SUCCESS IN NETWORK MARKETING / MLM

 

A short interview (video) with Sam Renga, USANA Diamond Director and Million Dollar Club member talks about what he has learnt from Nanncy Long in network marketing / MLM 16 years ago..These secrets has helped him build a big and strong team with USANA and become a successful network marketeer today.

The 4 Secrets of Being A Successful Network Marketeer / MLM

  • Determine what you want.
  • Decide what you are willing to give up or reschedule to get what you want.
  • Associate with people who will help you get what you want.
  • Have a Plan that works and work the plan.

Sam was one of Nancy Long‘s downline in Nancy’s first MLM company 16 years ago. Previous to this he had no experience in Network Marketing and did not take any supplements.

He became inspired when he read/listened to Randy Gage’s “Escape the Rat Race” book recommended by Nancy Long. That led him on a long journey to be an expert in this industry by reading as many of the network marketing classics available in the market.

Though they are competitors in the network marketing industry, they have stayed in touch and have mutual respect for one another.

Sam also talked about Nancy Long’s forthcoming new book about how to become successful in direct sales based on her over 30 years experience in this dynamic and robust industry. An industry that has made her millions of dollars and take her to the top of the 3 previous direct sales companies she’s been involved in. We will announce details of Nanncy‘s new book here when details are available.

Thank you Sam for being generous in your sharing.

http://www.teamrich.wordpress.com – Sam Renga, talks to Nanncy Long

5 Ways to become a Better Networker

5 Ways to become a Better Networker

(even if you are an introvert):
by Dorie Clark, marketing strategy consultant and author

Dorie Clark - Reinventing You 5 Ways to become a Better Networker (even if you are an introvert): by Dorie Clark, marketing strategy consultant and author
Dorie Clark – Reinventing You 5 Ways to become a Better Networker (even if you are an introvert): by Dorie Clark, marketing strategy consultant and author

Useful tips of how to expand your network connections

(Harvard Business Review video)

Below are partial transcripts of the video:

1. Have a better opening

  • Talk about their passions. “What are you most excited about lately?”
  • Get as much info about the other person before telling them about yourself. Find a commonality.
  • “How do you break into the …. industry?”
  • “I’m starting out in a new business… how…?”

2. Become the hub

  • How to be indispensable in a network.
  • You have access to ideas, knowledge, best practices which are useful to other people.
  • You know people and how to accomplish things.
  • Be a host of an event.
  • Do your homework before attending an event.
  • If you get invited, invite them back.
  • “How do you spend most of your time?”

 

3. Become the host

  • Do regular dinner parties, tea party, BBQ, Sports gathering (4-6 people) to build a relationship.
  • Create an event that you like/enjoy.
  • Make people feel welcome at events, As a regular at events, talk to new people.
  • Look for people who don’t have people to talk to. Be empathetic.

 

4. Content as networking

  • Create insightful and useful content on social media / blog post which may be useful to your network.
  • Get people to come to you.

 

5. Bagels vs. Croissants

  • Create space for new people to join your group during networking events. Find an ally / host to help you break in to a closed group.
  • Learn how to recover from a bad connection.
  • Talk about yourself when someone asks about you.
  • Don’t have a private conversation in a network event.
  • “Do you mind if I join you?”
  • Don’t go to these events without your own personal name cards.
  • “I just left my job doing ….., now I looking at my next move”
  • “I’m trying to break into the … industry?
  • Ask thoughtful (second level) questions.
  • Be a professional conversational partner
  • Don’t try too hard to be liked upfront.
  • If you make a mistake, apologise sincerely.
  • Find a commonality with a friend that you can use to follow on.
  • Send notes on what the person is interested in

 

More info on Dorie Clark:

Your Stand Out (Strengths) Self-Assessment by Dorie Clark
(Get ideas on how to make yourself stand out in network marketing events)

Video on 5 Ways to be a better Networker | Personal Branding

Dorie Clark – Reinventing Your Personal Brand

dorieclark.com/hbr for more info on 5 Ways to become a Better Networker

http://www.teamrich.com – 5 Ways to become a Better Networker

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUPPLEMENT

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUPPLEMENT

CHOOSING THE GOOD / RIGHT SUPPLEMENT FOR YOUR HEALTH NEEDS
CHOOSING THE GOOD / RIGHT SUPPLEMENT FOR YOUR HEALTH NEEDS

HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD SUPPLEMENT THAT MEETS WITH YOUR HEALTH NEEDS?

Before you start taking any herbal medicine or supplement be sure you assess your vitamin needs. Consider your lifestyle and diet. Look for nutritional deficiencies in your diet. There are some medical tests you can do to find out your vitamin or nutritional deficiencies or do research on possible remedies for health symptoms you may have.

It has been well documented that our food supply isn’t as rich in nutrients as it once was. This is due to several factors including mono-crop farming, depleted soil, earlier harvest for longer transports and the varieties being grown. Ideally we take supplements with the intention of supplementing our existing diet.

Environmental toxins and stress can also contribute to health issues.

 

TIPS ON HOW TO PICK A GOOD SUPPLEMENT THAT WILL HELP YOU STAY HEALTH

Below are some tips on how you can select good supplements / vitamins that can help you overcome some of your health challenges and help you stay healthy:

1. Serving Size / Dosage

If the supplement is only one serving size per day especially a multivitamin, you are wasting your time. It is not possible for producers of vitamins to pack all the vitamins into one capsule/tablet to complement your healthy diet.

2. When to take a supplement

It is vitally important to take the vitamins at the right time to help optimize your nutrient absorption. Read the label.

3. Quality

Not all vitamins are created equal. Quality of your supplement makes a big difference as to whether it will help you stay healthy. Avoid partial vitamins which are combined with other chemicals. They are completely different from vitamins from whole, real food.

If you remove a part from the whole, you get “synthetic,” “isolated,” or “fractionated” pieces of the whole. it is not the same. Your body cannot absorb synergistically synthetic supplements with bio-availability being the key concern.

Partial vitamins also requires higher dosages to work as well as good natural vitamins. It is like comparing fast food with real whole foods. The nutrient value lost can be more than 50%. Furthermore, these anti-nutrients can deplete the nutritional value of your foods just like cooking can alter the nutritional value of your food.

4. Price has bearing on Quality

Price is usually a good indication if the supplement is of a good quality. If you buy it from a discount store or from a small producer, you do not know if they have good manufacturing practices in place. If it is cheap, it usually means that there is very little R&D that went into the making of the product. For the true value of the product, compare cost per day than cost per bottle.

5. Where you buy your supplements?

Is it a highly reputable company with highest quality control manufacturing practices?

6. RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance and RD (Recommended Daily Intake) guidelines.

The supplement must meet with the specified minimum RDA/RD amounts.

7. Must include added bonus of essential minerals.

These minerals add their unique layer of nutritional support. Many specialised vitamins lack important minerals.

8. Whether it is evaluated by laboratories or received awards.

Labs that provide clinical evaluation of the vitamin or awards are a good indication of the quality of the supplement. Look for research studies to show that the product is clinically proven to support health.

9. Look for manufacturers with a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility.

A GMP facility must comply with rigid standards, the same standards required by pharmaceutical companies as mandated by the FDA.
This assures that what is in the bottle is the same as what is on the label.
Discrepancies happen more often than you might realise!
Recently a study on 55 brands of vitamin D supplements found they contained between 9% – 146% of what was listed on the label!
Next, you want to know that the raw materials are of high quality.

10. Does the manufacturer have a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for each ingredient.

Having a COA means that the raw material is tested by an independent lab and deemed to be contaminant-free.

11. Is it NSF certified.

NSF.org is a respected third-party quality assurance organisation. It verifies that a facility complies with good manufacturing practices, and takes proper steps to ensure product safety and accurate labelling.

12. Other Seals of Approval

Seals of approval from Consumerlab.com, the Natural Products Association (NPA), the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and others are indicative that the products are the best supplements to take. However, the absence of such a seal is no reflection on quality, either good or bad.

13. Look for transparent labeling.

Some products contain “proprietary formulas” that do not reveal ingredients’ amounts and concentrations.
It should have the herb’s scientific name, plant part, and an expiration date. It’s also nice to see the plant’s place of origin and whether it was grown organically or wild-crafted (picked in the wild). Companies will say they do this to protect their formulations from their competitors, and we understand this. But less-than-reputable companies hide behind these words to conceal the fact that there isn’t enough of specific ingredients to do you any good.

If you have allergies, you should check if it contains soy, nuts, animal products etc.

14. Avoid supplements which contain binders or coatings

Binders and coatings holds the product together so it can be easily swallowed. Also look out for fillers.  Some of these substances may be bad for your health. Research to find out which substances should be avoided.

15. Label Red Flags

Look for “red flags” on labels—Sucrose (sugar), artificial colouring and flavouring, preservatives, and additives such as shellac, chlorine and other chemicals should be avoided. Check to see if it contains hydrogenated oils.
These are usually hidden in the “other ingredients” category. Watch out for meaningless terms like “nutraceutical” which does not add any value to the supplement.

16. Make sure you are getting the therapeutic dosage.

Some companies intentionally add a miniscule amount of an expensive ingredient so they can add it to the label. “Fairy dust” does not give you right amounts of the ingredient for it to be effective in providing a solution to your health.

17. The vitamin must be formulated with a knowledgeable researchers or herbalists.

Buy products from herbalists who understand the required dosages and possible interactions. The americanherbalistsguild provides useful information on various herbs and how they should be used.

18. Beware of Private Label Supplements

These are supplements created by manufacturers based on existing generic supplements. Look for spelling mistakes, no contact numbers, and hype claims about the value of their product to get an indication of the product reliability.

19. Look for a 30 Day Return Policy

Reputable companies will offer a 30 Day money back guarantee.

20. Avoid overly expensive products.

Expensive does not mean that that it is a very good product. If is it over US$100a bottle, you may be paying too much for the product.

21. Look for Standardized Herbal Extracts vs Whole Herbs.

Traditional herbalists prefer the use of whole herbs, also called full spectrum extracts. Standardize extracts usually means the use of harsh chemical solvents to isolate the main active ingredients. Check for Absorption and Bioavailability Rates.

22. Check whether your supplement will dissolve

USP refers to U.S. Pharmacopeia, an organization that was established to create state-of-the-art standards to ensure the quality of medicines that humans use. This includes vitamin and mineral supplements. An example of the kind of USP designation that you want to look for on the label of a product you are considering would be something like, “this product conforms to the USPXXVII requirements for disintegration and dissolution”.

23. Customer feedback

Always be on guard on user comments on social media. Recommendations can be bought. Always read in between the lines of such user recommendations. Comments on Amazon, particularly those who are “Amazon Verified Purchase” are more reliable.  Put more weight age on recommendations from other health professionals.
The Better Business Bureau rating is also a good gauge of whether the company has a good customer rating and low on complaints or legal issues.

24. Expiration Dates

Always look for an expiration date. While some nutrients, such as calcium and other minerals, maintain their potency for several years, others like vitamins B and C have a significantly shorter shelf life. The FDA doesn’t require expiration dates on supplement bottles, so many companies don’t provide them. I do not recommend buying such products. Who knows how long they’ve been sitting on the shelf or warehouse?

25. Are Dietary Supplements Regulated by the Government?

Contrary to popular belief, dietary supplements are regulatory govt organisations eg

  • FDA regulates the manufacturing of supplements (ingredients that can be included in the supplements and the manufacturing practices)
  • FTC regulates the marketing of vitamins and supplements (eg proper labelling and benefit claims of the products).
Reported statistics on ADE on the medications taken in 2004 - due to adverse drug events and poisoning,..
Reported statistics on ADE on the medications taken in 2004 – due to adverse drug events and poisoning,..
Statistics on number of deaths from prescription drugs 2001 - 2013 by males and females as reported by NIH USA
Statistics on number of deaths from prescription drugs 2001 – 2013 by males and females as reported by NIH USA

26. Adverse Reactions to your Vitamins / Supplements

Don’t believe all the propaganda about vitamins and supplements being unsafe. There are very instances of people getting an adverse reaction from alternative medicinal products if you adhere to the label instructions and choose a good quality supplement. If you are worried about adverse reactions on your supplements, you should be even more worried of the medicines that your doctor is prescribing routinely to you. Do careful research on the medications you are taking to assess your risk of adverse reactions, poisoning, and even death which your doctor will not tell you because if you knew, you wouldn’t take them.

Photo of an x-ray taken of a person's colon area with the vertebrae of their backbone off to one side which clearly shows two supplement tablets, still intact.Take high quality supplements.
Photo of an x-ray taken of a person’s colon area with the vertebrae of their backbone off to one side which clearly shows two supplement tablets, still intact, Take high quality supplements.

What if I pick the wrong supplement?

If the vitamin supplement you are considering doesn’t meet the standards discussed above, it can pass right through your body and do you no good at all.

To give you an example of this, I have actually seen a photo of an x-ray taken of a person’s colon area with the vertebrae of their backbone off to one side. In this photo I could clearly see two supplement tablets, still intact, looking like they had just come out of the bottle. These supplement tablets were poorly made, never disintegrated and would soon end up in the toilet. Photos like these are a graphic illustration of the fact that just because you swallow your vitamin supplement doesn’t mean your body is going to be able to use it.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS ON SUPPLEMENTS / VITAMINS

If you have gotten to the point where you are looking for a vitamin and mineral supplement to take, congratulations. You have taken a positive step towards improving your health and taking better care of your body. However, make sure to continue that commitment to yourself by doing your homework and making sure that you choose a good quality supplement. It makes no sense to go that far then end up wasting your money on something that your body can’t even use.

 

Related Post:

Who Takes Supplements | Why
https://teamrich.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/who-takes-supplements-why/

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Who Takes Supplements | Why

Who Takes Nutritional | Dietary Supplements / Vitamins, and Why?

Who takes supplements and why?
Who takes supplements and why?

WHO TAKES SUPPLEMENTS / VITAMINS, AND WHY?

  • 49% of adults used a supplement of some kind in the prior 30 days: 54% of women, 43% of men.
  • Supplement use increased with age: 34% aged 20-39, 50% age 40-59, and 67% over age 60
  • Non-Hispanic whites use more supplements (54%) than Non-Hispanic blacks (38%) or Hispanics (33%)
  • Supplement use is greater in “never” (51%) or “former” (59%) smokers compared to current smokers (30-36%)
  • Supplement use is much more common in those with health insurance (53%) than those without (31%)
  • Supplement use parallels reported exercise, from “low” (43%) to “moderate” (54%) to “high” (56%).
  • Supplement use was higher among those that reported “excellent” or “very good” health (55%) versus “good” (47%) or fair/poor (44%)

Source on above Supplements and Vitamins Usage Research:
Archives of Internal Medicine (now called JAMA Internal Medicine) was Why US Adults Use Dietary Supplements by Reagan L. Bailey and colleagues from the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. It also relies on the NHANES dataset, a representative survey of US civilians which began collecting specific information on reasons for supplement use in 2007. Data are collected through interviews, and a Dietary Supplement Questionnaire was used to gather detailed information on each participant’s use of vitamins and other supplements. This survey reports the results from 11,956 adults (children, young adults (< 20 years), and all pregnant and lactating women were excluded from analysis). Here’s the snapshot of the participants:

Most Popular Reasons People Take Supplements / Vitamins

  • “to feel better” (41%)
  • “to improve your overall energy levels” (41%)
  • “to boost your immune system” (36%)
  • “digestive issues” (28%)
  • “lower cholesterol” (21%)
Top reasons people take suppments - by adults, men, women
Top reasons people take suppments – by adults, men, women

 

Most Popular Types of Supplements / Vitamins

Most Popular Types of Vitamins by Sales
Most Popular Types of Vitamins by Sales

 

Related Post:

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUPPLEMENT
https://teamrich.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/choosing-the-right-supplement/

 

For more info on Why people take nutritional supplements and vitamins, check out sciencebasedmedicine. for who-takes-dietary-supplements-and-why/

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EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A DREAM

EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A DREAM

It all starts with a dream. Everything starts with a dream by Nancy Long
Have you ever thought about the question:
Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life?
Is there really a dream I can live out in my life?

Everything in life starts with a dream.

You cannot do it if you cannot imagine it.
So Never stop dreaming, Never stop Imagining.

You are never too old to dream, IMAGINE. What do you see?
Older people have a tendency of not being able to dream big as much as when they were a kid. The lack of presence of a dream is due to a life time of conditioning to think “realistically”. Instead of being realistic, be creative. Look way beyond the possible. Look at the Impossible even. When you are realistic, you rob yourself the power and energy to do great things.

Before you can see from the outside, you must be able to see it in the inside. You got to expand your Inner Vision.

Don't take the easy way out. Everything starts with a dream
Don’t take the easy way out. Everything starts with a dream

WHY YOU NEED TO DREAM BIG

When you’ve got a great dream, you will get a great life. Why would you ever want to settle for an easy life when you can get a great life?

Why do you need a big dream? Because a BIG dream will stretch your ability beyond what you thought would be possible.   Life is too short to be small.

Small dreams will give you small breakthroughs. Big dreams, on the other hand, will give you big breakthroughs. Why walk if you can fly?

If your horizon is limited, you cannot see far and you cannot go far.
Explore the possibility of life without limits. To accomplish great things, we must not only Act but also Dream, not only Plan but also Believe in all of life’s infinite possibilities.

Dream the colours of the rainbow. Look for the sunshine. Look up for your stars in the sky. You can’t see your stars under bright lights. Step away from the daily grind. Look for your stars from within. Let your mind illustrate your dreams and manifest itself. Let that which was hidden come out into the light. Let your light shine brightly for all to see.

Don’t be restricted by your shortcomings. Don’t settle for low hanging fruit. Stretch way beyond your imagination and capabilities.

When you have a big dream, your mind will build its sub-conscious character into your life. It will build your Faith, Persistence, Self-Control and Resilience. It will chase the boredom in your life. A dream will wake you up.

A dream is meant to be risky. Risky = Rewards. You have to be strong to take risks. Being fragile means that you want take the easy way out. “Easy” has very little rewards. Walk on the upside. The well travelled road is crowded with people going nowhere.

Everything left on its own will deteriorate by itself. So keep your dream alive by making plans to turn them into action. Some are big steps, some are small steps. Whatever it is, keep on moving ever forward.

A fear of failure stops us from dreaming. The only people who never fail are the people who never tried. TRY!  Failure is not fun – but it is not final either.

A dream can bring out the best in you. It can transform you from inside out.

You are only free if you can dream an amazing dream that can come true.

15 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD START FOLLOWING YOUR DREAM TODAY

By Izmael Arkin

  • You’ve always wanted to do this.
  • You’ll experience things you never could have imagined.
  • You will become courageous.
  • You will become an inspiration to those around you.
  • You will realize the incredible things you are capable of doing.
  • You will like yourself more.
  • Life will become beautiful.
  • Your joy and happiness will become contagious.
  • You will connect on a deeper level with the force of the universe.
  • You will smile more.
  • It will give meaning to everything you do.
  • The food will taste better.
  • Every day you will learn new things.
  • Your happiness will show on your face.
  • You will love being around you.

Everything starts with a dream. Everyone needs a dream. So start chasing your dream today. Start focussing on how to achieve your dream. Create a dream program of abundance.

HOW TO RECEIVE THE DREAM:

1. Surrender yourself completely to the dream. Spend a quiet time with yourself. Open your mind to unlimited creativity. Listen with your heart. Listen to your sub-Conscious Mind. Only you can forget your dream. Never lose sight of your dream. Post your dream illustrations / dream board where you can see it every day. Question your purpose in life. Hold on to your dream as if your life depends on it.

In your head you have two voices – one with a positive perspective and another with a negative perspective. Turn up the positive voice and turn down the negative one – by re-framing the thought. Example: “I can’t find anyone who is interested in my product” to “There are lots of people interested in my product. Where are they likely to be?”

2. What are your Strengths / Gifts / Passion? And how can I use it? Dreams begin in your heart. Create great value for others and for yourself. Wealth will follow as wealth is the value you create for others. Your inspiring and compelling vision of the future engages your subconscious mind which works millions times faster than your conscious mind. When your subconscious is switched on, you will invent amazing things and gain amazing insights effortlessly.

3. Keep your eyes on your dream team. Keep company with people who will help you hold on to your dream. Who will pull you up when you are down and out. Your support team will help you through obstacles, hardships and pain. Don’t let anyone steal your dream. Your life situation is temporary. Your dream is universal and timeless. Don’t let it die. Keep the fire burning deep inside of you.

When you’ve got your Dream  (your life’s purpose) get to work. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it. Be Unstoppable! It’s your Gift. Start dreaming. Everything starts with a dream.

https://teamrich.wordpress.com – Everything starts with a dream.

Choosing the Right Network Marketing Company

How to Choose the Right MLM / Network Marketing Company

How to choose the right Network Marketing / MLM Multi Level / Direct Sales company that is right for you.
How to choose the right Network Marketing / MLM Multi Level / Direct Sales company that is right for you.

Facts and Statistics about Network Marketing / MLM

Over 150,000 network marketing companies were established since 1945. Out of this figure, only 1,000 are in existence today. To succeed in this industry, choose the Right Company.

There are a lot of network marketing companies. In fact, today there are over 1,000 of them, and an estimate of over 150,000 since the industry began in 1945. But how do you really know which one to choose?

The truth is, out of the THOUSANDS of network marketing companies that have opened their doors, only 63 have ever reached over $100 million dollars in sales a year in revenues. 34 have reached $250 million in sales. Our company was the fastest to reach both of those. And only 11 have earned over one billion dollars a year in revenues. What does it take to build a long-term, stable residual income that will follow you for decades?

Answer: Choosing the right company.

Network Marketing / MLM Facts and Statistics, figures 2014
Network Marketing / MLM Facts and Statistics, figures 2014

How to Choose the Right MLM / Network Marketing Company

Here are the key factors to consider when selecting an MLM / Network Marketing Company:

(Partial Source: Entrepreneur JULY 24, 2006):

1. Carefully research the company.

Company’s Track Record, Financial Stability

How long have they been in business? If the company is less than 2 years old, the probability of failure is high. If it’s more than 15 years old, you’ve probably missed most of its growth.

Examine the management team to see if it has a solid mix of people who’ve been involved in managing successful traditional and network marketing companies. Who are they? What’s their mission? Are they people with INTEGRITY? What’s their track record, past experience?

Search the internet to see if the company has any lawsuits or outstanding complaints against it. If the company is solid, you can assess the next factor.

Check also if the company has (c) international or global presence. Even though you have no plans of going international today, you cannot control the growth of your network in the future.

If the Network Marketing companies have been around for decades, you should examine if they are still growing and bringing in new reps and customers each and every single day.  You can get annual DSA statistics of the company if they are among the top 100 direct selling companies in the world. If they are not in the top 100 after a decade in business, you need to ask yourself why they have not made the great leap forward.

 

2. Find a product or service you’re passionate about.

Does the company need to have a physical product for me to offer to friends, co-workers, people online, etc? Does their products excite me?

If not, find another company. Also ask yourself, is this a product or service that’s in high demand and will be for many years to come?

Is this a consumable product or service people must reorder every month?

Is there a genuine need for the product or service?

Is the product or service unique in some way? Check also if the products are patented and exclusive to the company. There are very good imitators out there. You don’t want to see your products displayed at department stores or at any point, do you?

If it’s a product, does the company manufacture it? If it’s a service, does the company perform the service itself? You want the answer to be yes.

Check to make sure the company will be able to handle rapid growth in product orders or service performance.

Products must be of value but not overpriced and preferably with a money-back guarantee.

 

3. Examine the compensation plan:

Is the plan easy to understand and explain? Does it reward new associates who sponsor a couple of people, or do you have to sponsor hundreds to make a decent income?

Check if there are purchase requirements so you can weigh that monthly investment into your decision.

Ask for average annual incomes at different levels of the company to get a picture of what people are making, then ask how long it takes to reach your desired level.

Also find out if commissions are paid monthly, weekly or daily. Weekly is best–it puts less strain on the company and provides quick and consistent pay for you.

A good question to ask yourself would be, “Can I still make money if my network just consumes the products and does not recruit anybody?” Answer should be “YES;” otherwise, run away as fast as you can!

Another important question is Can you generate immediate income?

Beware of network marketing companies is offering very high returns. It is usually a sign that it could be a scam or money game. Chances you and your friends will get burn.

 

4. Determine the amount of help you’ll get with marketing.

Does the company offer full-colour marketing pieces, DVD presentations and customizable associate websites?

Will it train you to market your business?

Make sure the company has developed a solid internet-based ordering system so customers can order via the site. Also, the site should allow you to sponsor new associates.

5. Find out what type of and how much training is offered.

Does the company offer a reasonably priced (under $50) associate training kit? Is there training available online? Are there conventions and conferences held in cities near you?

When you find several companies that meet your criteria, you then have to use your gut instincts to make a final decision. Does this company feel right? If so, you’re ready to begin a career in network marketing.

6. Is the person who is introducing you to the opportunity committed to YOUR success?

If they are, the company is strong, and the product or service is a winner, (and, of course, you’re willing to learn) you WILL succeed. There’s a big difference between a “sponsor” and a “recruiter.” A sponsor coaches. motivates and trains and a recruiter just signs people up and in most cases, abandons them.

7. What types of things will motivate you to work harder?

Examples:

  • Recognition,
  • Money,
  • Property / Investments
  • Vacations
  • Flexible time, More Family time
  • Helping others around you succeed,
  • Opportunity,
  • Being first-to-market, etc.)
  • Be your own boss
  • Create a viable business for your family with less capital and in a shorter time.
  • No glass ceiling. You get paid for your effort.

 

Find strong, compelling reasons to drive you to greater success. Remind yourself everyday why you are in network marketing. Make your chosen career an all consuming passion. What drives you, will help you to persevere until you achieve the success you deserve and desire.

 

8. Finally…What you must do to succeed in Network Marketing?

I’ll be brutally frank, network marketing / MLM is a tough business. There are no short cuts. No free lunch. It is not a get rich quick business. But if you work consistently to build your network, you can earn money beyond your wildest dreams.

You’ll have to treat it like any business.You’ll have to work longer, harder, develop new business skills and think about how you can improve your success rate / business acumen all the time. The better you are at doing all of these, the more you will earn.

That said, network marketing is a level playing field… meaning we all start from zero. So even if you are new to network marketing, you can still achieve some level of success depending on your capability of learning and applying the  skill sets you were thought (duplicating). Most good and successful network marketing companies have got a good Business Success System. Learn it, Use it, Duplicate it.

In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. In network marketing, it all about duplication, duplication, duplication. Make things simple for yourself and for all who come after you. If it is simple, everyone can duplicate your success.

Here are the key secret ingredients to your success in network marketing in a nutshell.

  1. Be coachable. No duplication, no success
  2. Develop your dreams, goals and objectives. No goals, no success
  3. Work, Work, Work. No work, no success
  4. Be consistently persistent. No persistence, no success
  5. Make friends everywhere you go. No prospects. no success.

Success does not mean the lack of failure. Success means going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm or courage. Do you have what it takes to be success in network marketing? If so, contact me and I promise you it will be worth your while.

 

 

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Top Irradiated Foods To Avoid

Top Irradiated Foods To Avoid

Irradiated Food - How safe are they?
Irradiated Food – How safe are they?

The list of radiated foods differs by country, as each state has its own policies and processes. In the U.S.A., the list of affected foods includes the following, which are most likely to be irradiated:

  • Many spices and vegetable seasonings:
  • White potatoes
  • Wheat, flour, wheat powder
  • Fresh produce
  • Fresh meat and poultry of all kinds

 

Foods treated with gamma-radiation are marked with the international symbol for irradiation:

Radura - an international symbol that the food has been irradiated with a high dosage of electromagnetic / ionizing radiation rays
Radura – an international symbol that the food has been irradiated with a high dosage of electromagnetic / ionizing radiation rays

And should, in the United States, contain the words “Treated with Radiation,” or “Treated by Irradiation,” on the package.

Countries that Irradiate their foods
Countries that Irradiate their foods

Countries that Irradiate their Foods

Below is a list of the countries that either use irradiation for commercial use or have approved food irradiation.

Asia
– Bangladesh
– China
– India
– Indonesia
– Iran
– Japan
– Korea
– Thailand

Africa
– Algeria
– South Africa

South America
– Argentina
– Brazil
– Chile
– Peru

Black Flag: Countries with Commercial Irradiation of Food

Europe
– Belgium
– Croatia
– Czech Republic
– Denmark
– Finland
– France
– Germany
– Hungary
– Israel
– Netherlands
– Norway
– Poland
– Ukraine
– United Kingdom
– Yugoslavia

North America
– Canada
– Cuba
– Mexico
– United States

Yellow Flag: Countries with Approval of Food Irradiation

Asia
– Pakistan
– Phillippines
– Russian Federation
– Syria
Europe
– Italy
– Spain

South America
– Costa Rica
– Uruguay

How do I know if my food is irradiated?
How do I know if my food is irradiated?

How Will I Know if My Food Has Been Irradiated?

FDA requires that irradiated foods bear the international symbol for irradiation. Look for the Radura symbol along with the statement “Treated with radiation” or “Treated by irradiation” on the food label.

Bulk foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are required to be individually labelled or to have a label next to the sale container.

FDA does not require that individual ingredients in multi-ingredient foods (e.g., spices) be labelled.

Irradiated Food will still require proper food-handling practices
Irradiated Food will still require proper food-handling practices

It is important to remember that irradiation is not a replacement for proper food-handling practices by producers, processors and consumers. Irradiated foods need to be stored, handled and cooked in the same way as non-irradiated foods, because they could still become contaminated with disease-causing organisms after irradiation if the rules of basic food safety are not followed.

 

What Foods Have Been Approved for Irradiation?
What Foods Have Been Approved for Irradiation?

FDA has approved a variety of foods for irradiation in the United States including:

  • Beef and Pork
  • Crustaceans (e.g., lobster, shrimp, and crab)
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Lettuce and Spinach
  • Molluscan Shellfish (e.g., oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops)
  • Poultry
  • Seeds for Sprouting (e.g., for alfalfa sprouts)
  • Shell Eggs
  • Spices and Seasonings

 

 

Why Irradiate Food?
Why Irradiate Food?

Why Irradiation of Food

FDA says that Irradiated Food serves the following objectives:

  • Prevention of Foodborne Illness – irradiation can be used to effectively eliminate organisms that cause foodborne illness, such as Salmonella and Escherichia coli (E. coli).
  • Preservation – irradiation can be used to destroy or inactivate organisms that cause spoilage and decomposition and extend the shelf life of foods.
  • Control of Insects – irradiation can be used to destroy insects in or on tropical fruits imported into the United States. Irradiation also decreases the need for other pest-control practices that may harm the fruit.
  • Delay of Sprouting and Ripening – irradiation can be used to inhibit sprouting (e.g., potatoes) and delay ripening of fruit to increase longevity.
  • Sterilization – irradiation can be used to sterilize foods, which can then be stored for years without refrigeration. Sterilized foods are useful in hospitals for patients with severely impaired immune systems, such as patients with AIDS or undergoing chemotherapy. Foods that are sterilized by irradiation are exposed to substantially higher levels of treatment than those approved for general use.
Irradiate Food - most of it is unlabelled at the store shelves
Irradiate Food – most of it is unlabelled at the store shelves

The Dangers of Food Irradiation

What’s Wrong with Food Irradiation?

Irradiation damages the quality of food.

Foods that have been exposed to ionizing radiation compromises their nutrition and freshness especially vitamins C, E, K and B Complex. It destroys the antioxidant effect in foods exposing you to harmful free radicals. Irradiation it creates dirty food.

Irradiation produces toxic byproducts in the food.

New new radiolytic products, some of which are toxic (benzene, formaldehyde, lipid peroxides) may be created which can lead to increased tumors, reproductive failures and kidney damage. Chromosomal abnormalities occurred in children from India who were fed freshly irradiated wheat.

Irradiation using radioactive materials is an environmental hazard.

Leakage of radioactive water from processing plants and transport vehicles will have a big impact on the ecosystem. The clean up costs will be exhorbitant, not counting human medical costs from this pollution as we have found out from Georgia and New Jersey.

Irradiation is a quick fix with long-term consequences.

Irradiation doesn’t kill all bacteria; those that survive are radiation-resistant. Eventually these bacteria will require higher doses of radiation. Irradiation doesn’t kill the bacterium that causes botulism, or viruses. It can’t be used on dairy products, a major source of food poisoning.

Irradiation doesn’t solve the problem, it just covers it up.

In a 1997 CBS nationwide poll, 77% of US consumers did not want irradiated food. This public resistance is why food trade associations have been plotting to eliminate all requirements for labelling irradiated food.

There are better ways of maintaining clean and sustainable food. Cleaning up filthy slaughter houses, slowing down processing lines, increasing the number of federal meat inspectors, and encouraging local and organic agriculture instead of factory farming are just a few proposals that can lead to long-term food safety solutions without the risks of irradiation.

Possible risks of the poisoning of food through irradiation
Possible risks of the poisoning of food through irradiation

The Alternative to Irradiated Food

The best way to avoid irradiated food is to eat organic foods {click this link to organic foods)

The best way to avoid irradiated food is to eat organic

https://teamrich.wordpress.com – Irradiated Foods by Nancy Long