Last time we talked about starting the year by looking inside and finding out why we do what we do. So have you thought about why you do what you do? Seems simple. Perhaps you knew as a little girl or boy that you wanted to be a teacher, a doctor, a nurse or an insurance man. I wanted to be a teacher after being in Mrs. Voss’ Kindergarten class. Perhaps you observed others in the work you have chosen and couldn’t wait to do it yourself. Whatever occupation fills your days, the most important question may be not what you do but why.
Why do I have a Shaklee business? It has to do with respect–respect for the world, for work, and for others.
First, my work respects the way God created this world. In the last 75 years we have dramatically changed our food supply from the previous thousands of years. Many of the “foods” at the grocery store today did not even exist when I was a child. Dr. Shaklee predicted the health crisis and “falling apart from within” (heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, obesity) which many Americans experience. This is why he started Shaklee Corporation in 1956. His philosophy was to give others products made “in harmony with nature.” If you want a clear picture of the changes in wheat, read The Wheat Belly by William Davis.
Second, my Shaklee business respects work. This is not a punch the clock type of job. I once worked at a facility where my coworkers told me to slow down, take a break, don’t work so hard because you will make us look bad. Our pay would be the same if we worked hard or not. Not so with a Shaklee business–one is paid for the work accomplished, not for the time put in.
Third, this business respects others. After listening to individual health needs and concerns, then, without arm twisting, without pressure, without slick selling, I give a simple presentation of how and why Shaklee products might be of benefit to others, to you.
The following verse from the Bible tells me how to treat my body and my whole life. . . So, two questions: Why do you do the work you do? And how do you take care of the miraculous body that you have been given?