why network marketing, mlm, direct sales


  1. Need for Supplemental Income
  2. Need to be Active & Engaged
  3. More Efficient Business Model
  4. The World is Now a Network
  5. Rewards Equal Contribution
  6. Unparalleled Growth Rates


  1. Only 13 Companies have Sales over $1 Billion Annually
  2. Beginning of the POWER BAND or Momentum Phase of the company’s Growth
  3. Old Business Models Fading
  4. Technology Massively on Our Side
  5. We will see $20 Billion, $30B. & $40B. Companies
  6. It All Depends on Us Being Network Marketing Professionals
  • The NFL: 9.5 billion
  • Music Industry: $16.5 billion
  • Video Gaming: $67 billion
  • Movie Industry: $80 billion
  • Organic Products: $91 billion

Did you know that Network Marketing companies share a large percentage of their sales with their distributors… to the tune of over $65 billion in 2012?


Network Marketing is not some fad but a scientific, organized, proven way of doing business worldwide. Some of the facts about network marketing:

  • Started in 1941 in USA and has evolved into an industry world over
  • Network Marketing is well entrenched in over 80 countries
  • Many NM companies exhibit rapid growth in Annual Turnover [20% to 300%]
  • Network Marketing is 167 billion Dollar Industry Worldwide
  • 5000 Active Network Marketing companies in 1995
  • The number expected to touch 30,000 in 2010
  • 80% of the women in the USA who made $100,000 or more a year did it through direct sales.


  • Bill Clinton, former US President
  • Warren Buffet, Berkshire, investor and owner of 2 network marketing companies
  • Bill Gates, Microsoft
  • Donald Trump, Property Developer
  • Paul Zane Pilzer, Economic Adviser to 2 US Presidential Administrations
  • Self-help Authors & TrainersAnthony Robbins, Robert T. Kiyosaki, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Stephen Covey, Eric Worre, Brian Tracy, Tim Sales, Randy Gage etc
  • Companies that use the direct marketing channel include Avon, Tupperware, etc


  1. Work from home
  2. No Employees
  3. No Real Inventory
  4. No operation costs.
  5. Low startup costs.
  6. No boss – you decide on your pay raise
  7. Ideal for busy individuals.
  8. Create Residual Income – get paid even when you stop working
  9. No Educational Qualification required. No gender or racial bias
  10. Work with people you care about
  11. Unlimited Income Potential
  12. You can pass the business to your loved ones
  13. Total Time Freedom – flexible hours for work and other commitments
  14. Personal Development opportunities
  15. Full Training and Support Program

NETWORK MARKETING INDUSTRY has been a successful method of distribution for more than 60 years creating the highest number of millionaires in the last years.


The wealthiest people in the world today do not trade their time for money, instead they earn wealth through the means of Residual Income. For people who desire residual income who don’t have the capital to earn it through investments, or the talent to earn it through royalties, network marketing is a growing trend that offers a simple business model that is proven to help everyday people earn financial freedom and residual income


  1. No job security
  2. Love the job – Need more money
  3. Hate the job – Need the change
  4. No recognition – No fun
  5. If they stop working, they stop earning
  6. Stress – No style in their life
  7. Politics – Can’t get past the ceiling, hate the people there
  8. 100 hours for $150,000 per year (if you can get a job)

Today, more than 50 of Americans work for themselves or a small business. One of the greatest risk in staying in any organisation as an employee (even a big organisation) is that the job will be permanently dismantled in a few years time because of changes in market conditions, technology or personality conflict.


  • to transition into business ownership.
  • to help people.
  • to live where you want to live.
  • to create wealth.
  • Join MLM as a social activity MLM is a great place to meet people and have fun.


If you don’t adopt a plan for your future – and stick with it like glue – the odds are against you as follows:

  • AT AGE 65: 75% off all Americans are dependent on relatives, friends or charity.
  • AT AGE 65: 23% are still forced to work.
  • AT AGE 65: Only 2% are financially independent

Would you like to be among the happy 2% with no stress, a comfortable lifestyle and financial security?


  1. You invest a small amount of money which could multiply in a matter of time.
  2. You help and assist people in building their own business.
  3. Both of you leverage each other’s time.
  4. You get paid for the assistance you provided.
  5. You only need 5- 20 hours per week to build a successful network marketing business.
  6. You are the boss. You are accountable for all your actions and decisions.
  7. It cuts out the middle men in marketing, advertising, retail space, sponsorship fees etc so that it could more higher rewards it’s direct sales network
  8. It taps on high growth markets especially the lucrative 1 trillion (just USA alone) Baby Boomers market and Wellness Industry.
  9. Word of Mouth Marketing – a consumer approach to getting products to the market.


Survey says….

  • 51%  Supplemental Income
  • 34% Full Time Income
  • 9%   Product Discounts
  • 6%   Meet New People (expand their network of friends and influence)
  • Home-based business
  • Time Freedom – work part-time or full time

Many jobs have been lost (particularly the middle income wage earners) due to outsourcing and globalisation. This has driven many to start their own business. However, starting your own business requires lots of capital and expertise. With network marketing, there is very little need for capital or expertise to run a company. What they need they need to do is simply:

  1. Use the products
  2. Share the products with other
  3. Teach others how to do the same.

As Paul Zane Pilzer (in his book “The Next Trillion” said: “Teaching consumers about such products and services, or intellectual distribution, is the greatest entrepreneurial opportunity now and for the foreseeable future. Once consumers try a product and have a positive experience, they typically become voracious consumers of more of such products”.

Network Marketing has created more millionaires than any other industry worldwide. NWM will grow because better people are getting into it and it will be a respected business methods in the world.

Apart from the income side of the benefits, MLM / Network Marketing offers people time freedom and the lifestyle they truly desire. Happiness is high on their equation.

Daria M. Brezinski Ph.D, a practicing psychologist and former marketing director for a multi-level marketing magazine, echoes these sentiments.  “Many people don’t realize that multi-level marketing companies are successful because they help people satisfy a number of important human needs, including feeling significant, having connections, learning something new, and making a difference.  I have heard people in network marketing say again and again, ‘I’m doing this because I’m meeting amazing people … making so many connections … and I feel so good about myself.’”


  • There are currently more than 15 million people involved in direct selling in the USA and nearly 50 million worldwide.
  • Three quarters of the US population (75%) have purchased goods or services through direct sales – more than the total number of those who have purchased through TV and Internet shopping combined
  • Nearly half of the US population (45%) say they want to buy from direct sellers
  • About 90% of all direct sellers operate their businesses part-time.
  • Direct sales have more than doubled in the last decade. In 2004, US sales was more than $30 billion. Worldwide sales are nearly $100 billion.

Source: Direct Selling Association

As powerful as the Internet is, it hasn’t replaced the one-to-one, personal function of the modern direct seller, and it will never will. Personal conversation carries more weight than Internet hype because people trust people they know personally.


  1. Freedom to wake up each day with YOUR plan.
  2. The ability to change your future and the future of generations to come.
  3. A chance every day to help someone get something they want or need.
  4. The ability to have fun at work – all the time.
  5. The ability to talk to someone new multiple times per day.
  6. The ability to work around your family and interests.
  7. A chance to earn additional income on your time, not someone else’s.


  1. Don’t have a mentor to guide them
  2. Don’t have Specific Goals and realistic Daily Tasks to achieve short term and long term goals
  3. Do not stay Focused, are easily Distracted, lack Discipline ie Procrastinate or not Consistent in their daily activities
  4. Do not do Income Producing Activities
  5. Lack some basic selling techniques (usually due to lack of proper training by their leaders)
  6. Try to Hard Sell and make Promises They Can’t Keep
  7. Don’t Build a Relationship with their prospects
  8. Negativity – Fear Rejection, Fear Calling and Meeting People.
  9. Don’t love / believe in your Products, Company, Opportunity & their Services enough
  10. Not involved in Team Events & Meetings. Not a team player.
  11. Don’t Invest in Personal Development
  12. Look for Quick Results – which require No Work, No Selling, with too-good-to-be-true Guaranteed Returns etc
  13. Over- learn and make Simple Ideas complicated
  14. Don’t have a plan to expand their Network
  15. Don’t Train their team
  16. Quit too early – lacking long term commitment.

You don’t need a high IQ to succeed in this business. But you will need the right temperament to persevere as many people will say “No”. Success is based on the Law of Averages. So a good work ethic will pay off eventually. Successful people don’t pick and choose tasks.  They are willing to do everything that is necessary.

Don’t take advice from people who are not currently building a business. You can learn nothing from unsuccessful and negative people. Learn only from those who are successful.

Before you can succeed in any endeavour, you must strongly believe that you can do it.  Have a dream. prioritise goals, write out your daily activities plan to achieve these goals and commit your time completing your daily activities. This plan applies to any business you are starting – not just network marketing / MLM.

If you look at all the successful people in business, you will see that they had failed many times before they succeeded. We have an Opportunity for Change. You don’t have to quit your job immediately. You just need to start small and work from the comfort of your own home.


  1. Choose a company carefully
  2. Dedicate your time to your team wisely
  3. Spend time doing only productive activities
  4. Leverage the internet to build your business
  5. Coach and train as many people as possible
  6. Build strong relationships
  7. Take The Business seriously
  8. Lead by Example
  9. Be Organized
  10. Set Goals and have a written plan of realistic daily activities to achieve these goals. We recommed the 90-Day Plan to kick start your NWM business.


  • You create loyal customers
  • You create leaders

You achieve this by:

  • Selling the product/service
  • Sponsoring people
  • Training new distributors

Network Marketing is following the growth curve of Franchising. In the initial phase, the industry will face numerous problems including business models that are not sustainable or even fraudulent. Eventually, the bad companies will be weeded out and people become business savvy of what will work and what won’t. If you do your due diligence and research, you will find some relatively new network marketing companies which will make the grade and go on to join the ranks of the billion dollar companies in the network marketing business. Network marketing is not a get rich quick scheme. Those who join such scams will be sorely disappointed and see their efforts,  money and reputation do down the drain.  A true business requires effort, knowledge and a proven business system to make it work long term.  It also requires a company that has a dedicated, experienced and honest management that will protect its long term business interests and do whatever it takes to ensure  it retains the loyalty of its distributors.




  • Network Marketing is a $153.7 billion industry worldwide (WFDSA-2011).
  • 21 countries make over $1 billion in annual sales, led by the United States with $29.9 billion
  • The United States has 15.6 million distributors.
  • Asia Pacific takes the top spot with 36.7% sales and 51.6% sales people.

Home-based business is a $427 billion industry; it creates an estimated 8,500 new jobs per day. From 2013-2023, it is predicted that over 50% of all households will operate a home-based business such as Network Marketing because it provides a how-to, step-by-step operating structure. With network marketing you don’t need to create a business plan or create a product You only need to find a reputable company, one that you trust, that offers a product or service you believe in and can get passionate about.

Network Marketing is a win-win deal because you succeed only when you help others to succeed. It’s a business of serving people. The better you are at helping to get what they want, the more successful you will be and the more money you will make.

If you want to know more, contact me.

Nathan Ricks gave a terrific keynote presentation on network marketing. Here is a short VIDEO highlight you’ll want to share with your ENTIRE MLM team. [http://networkmarketingpro.com/2013/12/29/why-network-marketing-will-continue-to-grow-nmpro-975/] Related Articles:


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early predictors of heart disease

If you have one of the following problems, especially if you are under 40 years old, there is a high chance you have heart disease. Micro arteries are usually the first to get clogged and are difficult to spot on x-rays and blood tests. So one way of finding if there are mini artery blockages is to check to see if you have one of the following symptoms which will predict if you have heart disease. It’s not a full proof method to detect heart diseases, but if will serve as an early warning sign of future/imminent heart disease problems.

A 10 Second Mirror Test May Spot Heart Disease

When you think about checking for heart disease what probably comes to mind are expensive exams such as stress tests on a treadmill while hooked up to a high-tech electrocardiogram, cardiac catheterization or a coronary calcium CT scan. But a low-tech inexpensive look in the mirror may be more revealing than you ever imagined.

baldness on the crown of the head


A new study just published in the journal BMJ Open suggests that hair loss on the crown of the head might be an indicator of underlying heart disease. The investigators pooled data from six prior observational studies. A receding hair line was less problematic than baldness on the top to rear of the head (crown or “vertex” of the head). The increased risk was not huge (30 to 50%) but it was statistically significant. “Frontal” baldness was not linked to heart disease.

ear lobe crease


Another signal of heart disease may be an earlobe crease. Here is a link to see what it looks like. Researchers have been noticing an association between an earlobe crease and heart disease for nearly 40 years. The most recent report of a link came from the American Heart Association Meetings last fall. Danish investigators analyzed data from more than 10,000 volunteers participating in the Copenhagen Heart Study. Baldness on the top of the head and earlobe creases were associated with heart disease.

No one really has any good explanation for why hair loss or earlobe creases (or the Franks Sign) might be early warning signs of heart disease. The BMJ Open article proposes that high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis might also influence hair loss. That seems like a stretch. Another possible explanation is that insulin resistance leads to male pattern baldness and heart disease. Still another hypothesis is a pro-inflammatory condition is contributing to both hair loss and damage to artery walls in the heart. It has also been proposed that higher levels of male hormones (androgens) in the scalp and heart are the trigger underlying baldness and heart disease.

In a new study by Turkish researchers in the journal Angiology, 253 people with no known heart conditions but who had visible ear crease—are 10 percent more likely to suffer from blocked arteries. Earlobe creases were also more common among those suffering from the most severe arterial backups, the study authors discovered.

It’s not as crazy as it sounds. “There may be some relationship between aging of the skin and aging of the blood vessels,” says Arthur Friedlander, D.M.D., a professor of oral and facial surgery at UCLA. Friedlander has also published research on the link between earlobe creases and blocked arteries. Your earlobe is a concentrated end point for blood vessels, so if you have blood circulation problems, those blockages may show up as wrinkles in your lobes, he says.

Before you run to a mirror, understand that wrinkles are a part of aging, and the study results are far from conclusive, Dr. Friedlander warns. “An earlobe crease in conjunction with other abnormal findings like high blood pressure, or elevated weight or sugar levels, could be a subtle warning sign,” he says. But if you see a pronounced wrinkle before age 55—especially if you’re in your 40s—ask your doctor to check for heart trouble, he recommends.

A study in 1973 showed a connection between an ear crease & heart disease. Find out if a small mark on your ear could have anything to do with heart disease. http://www.healthline.com/health/heart-disease/ear-creases#1

Diagonal earlobe creases and fatal cardiovascular disease: a necropsy study.



Fatty cholesterol deposits around the eyes, a condition know as xanthelasmata, were the strongest individual predictor of both heart attack and heart disease, according to data presented this week at the American Heart Association scientific meeting in Los Angeles. There was a 35-per-cent increase in heart attacks among subjects with these yellow deposits around their eyelids and baggy eyes,  which could be signs of cholesterol buildup, researchers found.

Xanthelasma is a common condition among the elderly and those of Mediterranean or Asian descent. The condition occurs slightly more often in men than in women, usually in people over the age of forty. When a xanthelasma reaches a certain size and becomes nodular, it is sometimes referred to as a xanthoma, but these are two distinct conditions; xanthoma is a broader term for a wider classification of skin growths that can occur anywhere on the body.

erectile dysfunction


You may be aware that the inability of your arteries to dilate fully and to subsequently harden, also known as atherosclerosis, is a major cause of heart disease and can lead to stroke, heart attack and sudden death.

In a nutshell, this occurs because as the inner lining of your blood vessels (endothelium) undergoes damage and dysfunction and plaque accumulates, the subsequent narrowing and hardening of your arteries makes it harder for blood to flow through them and reach your heart and other organs.

As the disease process unfolds the smaller arteries in your body, such as those in your penis, often get blocked first, before the larger arteries leading to your heart.

The lack of blood flow to the penis results in erectile dysfunction, and this is why ED has been called the “canary in the trousers” for future heart problems. If you have any type of erection difficulty, it’s a good idea to see a qualified health care practitioner who can give your heart health a thorough check-up and help you develop a plan to fix the underlying causes of both issues.

The researchers found that the men with severe erectile dysfunction, compared to those with no problem, were eight times more likely to have heart failure, 60 percent more likely to have heart disease and almost twice as likely to die of any cause.

early warning signs of-Heart-failure-Symptoms


Other tell tale signs of heart disease or even heart attacks are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of feet and legs
  • Chronic lack of energy
  • Difficulty sleeping at night due to breathing problems
  • Swollen or tender abdomen with loss of appetite
  • Cough with frothy sputum
  • Increased urination at night
  • Confusion and/or impaired memory

So keep an eye on these predictors of heart disease so you can take corrective action to prevent the disease from getting worse through proper diet and nutritional supplementation.
Medicines should be the last resort because there’s a lot of side effects in taking these medications.


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The Most Complete Blueprint to Building a Massive Network Marketing Business

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Building an Empire by Brian Carruthers is one of the best books on how to succeed in network marketing. Most books concentrate on understanding network marketing / multi level philosophy, positive mental attitude and building belief etc – which are all important – but don’t give you much real step by step info on how-to’s, why-to’s and details on how to create duplication like this book does. His depth of knowledge in network marketing / mlm is amazing and the nuggets therein simply sparkles. Building An Empire goes well beyond the basics. It Illuminates many of the mysteries of how top earners achieved their success

The reason for this is Carruthers practical field experience in network marketing mlm for a decade or more. Brian is in the field daily as a top producer, a top recruiter and top builder. This has enabled him to offer useful tips, training and techniques are relevant, applicable, and working TODAY.

Carruthers made 15 million dollars from network marketing / multi-level marketing – making him among the highest paid leaders in the network marketing profession. He’s recruited more than 1,200 people, built one of the largest organizations ever, and helped his team earn nearly 400,000,000 in commissions.

It is therefore, is a GREAT book for anyone – from those contemplating “Can I do network marketing / mlm /direct sales?

Now you have the ultimate Blueprint of what to do to build your network marketing business and create massive Momentum and create multiple layers of success in your organization.

The Building An Empire is structured, easy-to-understand and can be implement right away. You won’t be satisfied with reading it just once because you know that there are hidden assets that you may have missed in the first reading.

This definitely one of the books I would recommend to my team and other network marketers. I would insist that every person I sponsor to read Chapter 1 of Building An Empire before they do anything when starting my business. There are no longer any excuses for not having success with a book like this available.

Other Key Chapters are:

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Due to decades of professional and media misinformation, most people believe they should avoid the midday sun and need to use sunscreen before, and several times during,
sun exposure. Sun exposure is very important to enable your body to make Vitamin D.


sun exposure UVA UVB vitamin D

The optimal time to be in the sun for vitamin D production is as near to solar noon as possible. That would be between roughly 10:00 am and 2:00 pm when the sun is at 50 degrees in the sky. When the sun is lower than 50°, the ozone layer reflects the more dangerous and potentially deadly UltraViolet A or UVA rays but let through thel (good) UltraViolet B or UVB-rays. It’s important to remember that vitamin D3 is formed from exposure to UVB rays, whereas UVA radiation actually destroys vitamin D. UVA’s also increase oxidative stress.

The ‘Shadow’ Trick
The trick to getting the most Vitamin D out of your daily sun exposure is to sunbathe when your shadow is shorter than your height. This means that in the winter, with the sunlight at a slant, your optimal sunbathing time is greatly narrowed down.

The more clouds there are, the less UV radiation reaches the earth’s surface. However, UV can penetrate cloud cover to some extent, so it is still possible to get sunburned on a cloudy day. This is especially true under light clouds, which can block infrared radiation but not UV radiation, leaving the day deceptively cool.

Likewise, some types of ground cover reflect UV radiation, increasing its intensity even in deceptively shaded areas. These surfaces include sand, snow, and water.

Air pollution, on the other hand, can block UV radiation too effectively. If the air pollution contains large amounts of ozone, UV penetration can be reduced to a sometimes dangerously low level for at-risk populations. This can be particularly true of cities surrounded by hills or mountains, which trap air pollution.


Avoid tanning through a window (including car windows) as it will increase your risk of skin cancer.


A minimum of 40% of the body surface (skin) needs to be exposed to the sun.


Dr. Mercola claims that we need 48 hours “after proper sun exposure” in order to absorb vitamin D containing oils from the skin surface, so do not wash with chlorinated water, nor go into a chlorinated swimming pool, or wash with soap for two (2) days.


Light skinned people need 10 to 20 minutes of sun exposure daily (FOR AT LEAST 2 TIMES A WEEK) while dark skinned people need 90-120 minutes daily. Caucasians and others with paler skin will hit an “equilibrium point” after about 20 minutes of exposure to UVB light, at which point vitamin D will no longer be produced.


Cover your face against sun exposure if possible. The skin around your eyes and your face is typically thinner than other areas of your body and the relatively small area will also not contribute much to vitamin D production. Too much sun exposure to your face will also contribute to cosmetic photo damage and premature wrinkling. You can use a safe sun block in this area or wear a cap. Use a non-toxic lotion with SPF15.


non-toxic sunscreen-ingredients

Avoid sunscreen / sun blocks (which are supposed to block UVB rays) as many of them contain harmful chemicals that will be absorbed into your bloodstream and increase your risk of cancers. Select sun screens that contain either zinc or titanium minerals, but not oxybenzone or retinyl palmitate (vitamin A). These moisturizing creams will not allow your body to produce any vitamin D.

Use organic coconut oil as a sun block instead.

Cotton clothing provides about SPF 15. In other words, you will get about 15 times your skin’s normal protection from the sun wherever you cover your body with clothing. Just remember that even with protective clothing on your body, it’s still important to monitor your skin for the telltale signs of burning.

If you get sun burn, ideally it is best to use the gel from a fresh plant, but there are commercial products available that have active aloe in them.

An excellent adjunct to vitamin D is the antioxidant astaxanthin (which acts as an internal sunscreen). Astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus Pluvialis


3 ways to get Vitamin D sunlight, supplements, fish

Fermented Cod Liver Oil
It contains Vitamin D3 instead of D3 sulfate is a delicate balance of beneficial co-factors, enzymes, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and micronutrients. Specifically, Vitamin D works with Vitamin A to utilize calcium and phosphorous in the body. Contrary to what we have heard carrots contain betacarotene, not Vitamin A, so it is very likely that using D drops alone only gives us part of what we need for calcium transport. That’s why I take fermented cod liver oil in the winter months when Vitamin D when production from the skin is low.

Fresh, raw vegetables also provide your body with an abundance of powerful antioxidants that will help you fight the free radicals caused by sun damage that can lead to burns and cancer.

Some people may worry that if they are in the sun a lot they will overdose on Vitamin D. However this doesn’t happen, and here’s why. When you’re exposed to the sun, the UVB rays create vitamin D on your skin, while the UVA rays in the sunlight will tend to destroy excessive levels of vitamin D circulating in your body. That means that even “if” you are taking vitamin D and also getting it from the sun, the UVA rays in sunlight won’t allow you to have too much vitamin D.

Most people know that D2 – the synthetic version commonly prescribed by doctors – is not as potent as D3. Each microgram of orally consumed 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 is about five times more effective in raising serum 25 (OH)D than an equivalent amount of vitamin D2. However, besides being less potent, D2 supplements may actually do more harm than good overall.

Common Food Sources of Vitamin D:

  • Trout, rainbow, cooked
  • Salmon, cooked
  • Halibut, cooked
  • Milk, vitamin D fortified
  • Cereal, ready to eat, fortified
  • Pork, spareribs, cooked
  • Egg, whole, cooked
  • Mushrooms, shitake, cooked
  • Cereal, ready to eat, corn flakes
  • Frankfurter, beef
  • Butter
  • Cheese, cheddar
  • Common food sources of vitamin D

Following these guidelines will help to get optimum Vitamin D from sun exposure and minimize your chances of getting skin cancers.

vitamin d levels chart 25-hydroxy-d optimal deficient cancer excess ng-ml

So how do you know if you have entered into the summer season and into the time of year, for your location, where enough UVB is actually able to penetrate the atmosphere to allow for vitamin D production in your skin?


The first step is to determine the latitude and longitude of your location. You can easily do this on Google Earth, or if you are in the U.S. you can use the TravelMath Latitude Longitude Calculator to find your latitude and longitude. Once you have obtained that you can go to the U.S. Navy site to calculate a table to determine the times and days of the year that the sun is above 50 degrees from the horizon.

Please understand it is only theoretically possible to get UVB rays during those times. If it happens to be cloudy or raining, the clouds will also block the UVB rays. For a more detailed understanding of this, please view the following video, and/or read through the corresponding article.


Alternatively, if you have an iPhone or iPad you can download a free app called “D Minder“, which will make all the calculations for you. It was made by an Apple developer who was motivated to simplify the process of calculating the best time to get sun exposure (based on the above video).

From a health perspective, it doesn’t make much sense to expose your skin to the sun when it is lower than 50 degrees above the horizon because you will not receive any valuable UVB rays, but you will expose yourself to the more dangerous and potentially deadly UVA rays. UVA’s have a longer wavelength than UVB and can more easily penetrate the ozone layer and other obstacles (like clouds and pollution) on their way from the sun to the earth. UVA is what radically increases your risk of skin cancer and photoaging of your skin. So while it will give you a tan unless the companion UVB rays are available you’re likely doing more harm than good and should probably stay out of the sun to protect your skin.

During the times of the year when UVB rays are not present where you live you essentially have two options: You can use a safe tanning bed or oral vitamin D3.

vitamin D metabolism


Lack of vitamin D will leave you vulnerable to a number
of chronic diseases, including:

  • Sun Exposure Safety
  • 16 types of internal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Ricketts
  • Schizophrenia
  • Tuberculosis and,
  • Myopathy

The fear regarding sun exposure, combined with the fact that many people now work indoors, has contributed to a silent epidemic of vitamin D deficiency.

Sunshine’s gifts extend well beyond vitamin D production. As discussed in the featured article by Sayer Ji,3 five of the many noteworthy properties of sunlight include:

  • Pain-killing (analgesic) properties
  • Increased subcutaneous fat metabolism
  • Regulation of human lifespan (solar cycles appear to be able to directly affect the human genome, thereby influencing lifespan)
  • Daytime sun exposure improves evening alertness
  • Conversion to metabolic energy (i.e. we may “ingest” energy directly from the sun like plants do)

When it comes to vitamin D production, the benefits are simply immeasurable. In fact, correcting a vitamin D deficiency may cut your risk of dying in half, according to an analysis of more than 10,000 individuals.

According to a January 2013 press release by Orthomolecular Medicine4, 3,600 medical papers with vitamin D in the title or abstract were published in 2012 alone, bringing the grand total to 33,800. Research to date shows vitamin D has far-reaching benefits to your physical and mental health.

Sunlight and Your Health: An EnLIGHTening Perspective

The Crucial Story of Vitamin D and Human Health

A comprehensive explanation of the Vitamin D by Ivor Cummins BE(Chem), CEng MIEI (1 hour 26 minutes video with slides and annotations)

sunshine vitamin - vitamin D

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Greatest Motivational Songs Ever

Greatest Motivational Songs Ever


These are the most Motivational feel-good, empowering Songs ever recorded, in my opinion. They are the next best thing to listening to self-help motivational speakers.

Feeling down & out? Feeling stressed out or miserable? Need to get pumped up and motivated? These motivational songs may be just the thing you need to get your spirits up and recharged. Need something Inspirational, Uplifting, Feel Good, Motivating, Encouraging, have positive attitudes and which may hopefully help you improve your self-esteem? Some to lift your spirits, to celebrate, to party, jam up, and help you to overcome your battles, to awaken the spirit and set you free (maybe).

Hope you’ll enjoy my selection of the best, most popular favourite motivational / inspirational songs ever on YouTube.

Some are oldies, some are relatively new motivational songs. Some are up-tempo songs, some are mid-tempo. Some are very known chart busters, some are not so well known indies, some even show tunes. Some are not on other people’s list of inspirational songs so there may be gems here. Some are closer to love songs (or touch songs) but who doesn’t need love in times of crisis and turmoil and self-doubt? (I’ve selected MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS WITH LYRICS WHERE AVAILABLE). so you can sing along. The louder you sing these motivational songs, the better you’ll feel. All of them are my personal favourites. NOTE: The videos may take some time to load up if your internet speed is not high fast enough. This list will be updated as new motivational songs are discovered or remembered. ENJOY! ♦

♦2010’s | ’10s♦

♦2000’s | ’00s♦

♦1990’s | ’90s♦

♦1980’s | ’80s♦

♦1970’s | ’70s♦

♦1960’s | ’60s♦

♦1950’s | ’50s♦

Please report if links to these motivational and inspirational songs are broken

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Eric Worre | 90 Days Can Change Your Life in Network Marketing

Eric Worre – 90 Days Can Change Your Life in Network Marketing (videos)


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Learn How 90 Days Can Change Your Life In Network Marketing – Eric Worre

90 Days Can Change Your Life (now available online)

A properly executed 90 Day Game Plan will:

  • take you from invisible to average… from average to extraordinary… and from extraordinary to legendary (you can become a NAME in just 90 short days)
  • allow you to get off the ground (if you’re struggling to get started)… or get out of the “rut” you’re in now and breakthrough to the next level
  • allow you to achieve your earnings goals, advance in rank, and get bonuses that you always thought were out of reach (until now!)
  • solidify yourself as a powerful, influential leader of your team
  • allow you to double, triple, even QUADRUPLE your recruits without spending a single dime
  • take you out of frustration and into a career (if your family thinks you’re crazy, this will prove them wrong and prove YOU right)
  • ensure that you avoid the pitfalls and “rollercoaster” (up and down) income that many network marketers face when they don’t have a solid plan to fall back on

A 90 Day Game Plan can do all of this (and more), but there is a catch…

It only works if it’s done RIGHT.

Watch Eric Worre’s 5 videos on how you can change your life in 90 Days in Network Marketing;

Change Your Life In 90 Days Part 1 of 5 (online training videos)

Change Your Life In 90 Days Part 2 of 5 (video)

Change Your Life In 90 Days Part 3 of 5  (video)

Change Your Life In 90 Days Part 4 of 5  (video)

Change Your Life In 90 Days Part 5 of 5  (video)

Eric Worre presented his “change your life in 90 days in network marketing” at the isagenix celebrations 2013.
learn how you can Change your life with Isagenix. Contact me for more detail$.