Henry and I just returned from the Shaklee 2013 Global Conference. This year was a busy time of listening to great speakers and reconnecting with our Shaklee family from all around the country. Here are some of thoughts on what we heard, new products, what is true for us, and what might be true for you:
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?
Master Coordinator Rick Seymour posted these top 11 predictions on Facebook recently. Sometimes it is difficult to open our minds to something new and different. So read all the way to the end and find out if your mind is open to investigating more about Shaklee.
11 “[The telephone] is a great invention but who would want to use it?”
— U.S President Rutherford Hayes (1872)
10 “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
— Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (1977)
9 “Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize [the light bulb] as a conspicuous failure.”
— Chairman of the American Lighthouse Board (1880)
8 “Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.”
— Thomas Edison (1889)
7 “The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.”
— internal memo to the President of RCA (1921)
6 “Who the **** wants to hear actors talk?”
— one of the Warner Brothers (1927)
5 “Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant.”
— Canadian astronomer (1902)
4 “Television won’t last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”
— Producer for 20th Century Fox (1946)
3 “We don’t think we’d do well in the cell phone business.”
— Steve Jobs (2003)
2 “But what is this [microchip] good for?”
— IBM Engineer (1968)
1. “Shaklee will never work – you can’t be successful in a business like that.” – Said by 99% of the aerospace engineers I worked with in 1984 right before I became semi-retired with a 6-figure income from Shaklee. Rick Seymour
Are you ready for a 15 minute phone conversation for both of us to get some questions answered? Are you looking for more—more to save for retirement, more for college funding, more for your health, more health for your children, more to give away? The first 5 people to contact me will receive a FREE Vitamin D3!