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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Western Wild Fires and Pam Barnes with others on Saturday AM Live!

Pam Barnes
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call featuring Pam Barnes.

Ten months ago while I was serving on a task force during the Eagle Creek Fire, Pam Barnes shared her journey with Nikken as a dental hygienist and how these products changed her and her husband Ron’s lives. Well, she’s back with a team of people who have powerful results of using Nikken in diverse situations.

Western Wild Fires

Lighting and human carelessness are the two reasons that the western part of the United States suffers loss every summer. Yesterday morning I was awoken to a super tanker flying east to join the effort just 60 miles from us that has consumed over 50,000 acres.

Read Vance's Tip of the Week!

In reading Nikken’s blog this week I couldn’t help but compare and contrast these fires and human conditions like arthritis. I’ve heard people talk about the burning pain so I quickly sent a text to a few new Customers and included the link:

For me, human carelessness messed up my back 27 years ago. Then it was the natural progression of not dealing with it that continued to bring agony. While I’m not saying that every human condition can be blamed on our mistakes or natural conditions, I’m simply grateful that we have solutions through Nikken to deal with them.

What I suggested in my text to was that at the end of this blog article it tells us how we can get a $33 Powerband necklace for free by investing into two products(CM Cream & Joint - $77) that could very well help alleviate the very condition that they’re dealing with. I don’t know which product will bring relief, but I’m 100% confident that these three together will extinguish the fire in their bodies or at least lesson the agony. After all, as we say in the fire service, when you put the wet stuff on the red stuff, it doesn’t take long for that fire to go out. We have a variety of different hoses, nozzles, solutions, etc. to get the job done. The key is that we take action and do it!


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mid Year Assessment and Suzanne Steele (and more) on Saturday AM Live!

You Can Tell She's Happy!
Click Here to Listen to Suzanne introduce the iCan Attitude Course to us and hear what other alumni tell of their feelings about it. Vance writes: "Suzanne Steele is one of the most recent rock stars of the iCan Attitude course by not only going through it, but inviting several of her team members to join her. I’ve asked her to lead the group as they share their elevator speeches and then their thoughts on the last 12 weeks. We’re gonna split the call into two parts because these 30-60 second stories of Nikken introductions are some of the best I’ve heard during my quarter century of being part of Nikken."

Read Vance's Tip of the Week!

"July 13, 2018

'Mid Year Assessment'

At the end of June a pastor friend of ours shares with his church that now is the best time to take a mid year assessment of goals, dreams, and plans we made for ourselves six months ago. I’ve always believed that it’s far better to simply write things down, share these with a few trusted friends, and then immediately start walking in that direction rather than be a revolutionist by merely stating something near the new year and then doing little or nothing to follow through.

'We Suggest You Be In Your 'Right Mind'
The iCan Attitude program has not only allowed me to do this very thing, but it keeps me going in the direction of achieving balance in all 5 Pillars. While shopping for a new battery for my truck yesterday, I met the mom of one of our youngest daughter’s school friends. I shared with her that this side of heaven I don’t know that we’ll ever achieve perfect balance and yet we might as well strive for it rather than coasting backwards. I found myself sharing several of the new things that I’d put into practice during the last 12 weeks. We were literally engaged in the conversation and after 25 minutes we agreed that we needed to move on so our daughters didn’t tear the store apart.

While I could list dozens of one-liners that I’ve learned from Marty, Michael, and William who continue to teach me through the iCan Attitude program, I’d rather invite you to invest 14 minutes into listening to an overview of the entire 12 weeks. Lesson 12 is just that, an overview followed by several amazing testimonies of the program. I’ll include the link here, but the entire program can be found at the iCan2 tab at The cost is absolutely free other than the time you invest into it. Or as my friend Jeanne Zedan says, ‘It only costs me the commitment I make to it everyday and the results are more than worth it!’
We are Thankful for the Altitude of Our Attitudes!

With the super cool things kicking into high gear on August 1st, I do hope you’ll consider making a mid year assessment of what can be improved in each of the 5 Pillars. And then don’t stop there, invite someone else to join you! And if you wanna be part of the next iCan Attitude group that commences on July 30th, text or call me ASAP as the group is growing fast 503-348-0749.

Hope to hear ya!


P.S. "Suzanne shared this tip this morning and numerous people asked for the tutorial video that she made to keep our PWP's in tip top working order.  Thanks so much Suzanne for sharing your wisdom that'll keep our Customers connected to us.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Friendly on the 4th and Nancy Lindbloom (Chronic Agony) on Saturday AM Live!

Click Here to Listen to this weeks call With Nancy Lindbloom.

"27 Years ago Don took a fall on a construction site and fell 9 feet into a cellar hole onto gravel landing on his back. The Doctors had him up that night in a back brace and life went on for him and us. A very lucky Man and Newlywed of four weeks to me! Within three months of the accident three of his lower vertebrae fused on their own, and he lost six inches in his height. His lower spine is the shape of an "S" lying own--so his hips and body are six inches different from each side.

15 years ago he started on the NIKKEN Technologies and two years ago he was getting a lot of discomfort and his balance was way off. He was a boater on Lake Winnipesaukee for 51 years and this was his first love next to me. We had to give boating up--this was a very big part of our lives!! In March of 2017 he was diagnosed with not only arthritis we knew he had, but stenosis, scoliosis and disc damage after his first MRI was taken. If the accident happened now, he would have had about 35 screws put in his back and life would have been fine at this time in his life.

While Don will not be sharing, we get to hear from his wife Nancy who has watched all this unfold.

The call will commence at 7:00am PST and the number to dial is 218-548-1536, code 1536#. If you miss it live, check out this recording and so much more at:

I do hope you can join us,


Read Vance's Tip of the Week

"July 6, 2018

Friendly on the 4th

We just celebrated our nations birthday and I couldn’t help but notice again how much more friendly people are on a holiday like the 4th of July. Regardless of politics or beliefs, everyone seems to be grateful for the freedom and independence that we have in America.

Freedom from pain isn’t something that everyone enjoys though. This was evident in the two texts I received this week from two new friends that we’ve introduced to Nikken.

First one is from our new neighbor who has suffered from major shoulder and neck issues since the birth of their oldest son six years ago. When I handed her my Powerband necklace on the 4th, she put it on, and within seconds spoke up a little louder to her husband who was standing a few feet away. ‘Josh, can you please tell Vance that I haven’t been able to raise my arms this high in years!’ As her eyes filled with tears, the three of us enjoyed a moment that I’ll never forget.

Second text is from an even newer friend we met last Sunday morning while dropping our youngest kids at camp. Within a few minutes of meeting, somehow us men got to talking about weight and he shared the emotional pain of losing, gaining, losing, and gaining weight most of his adult life. I shared with him about my friends Ann & Laurie who fought this battle and won using our KVB. He looked at me and asked, ‘I’m 100% open to anything, can you hook me up?’ I shared with him that my journey of weight maintenance was made much easier with the knowledge taught to me from Roger Drummer and told him that I’d send him the presentation from YouTube.

‘I just texted Josh this morning because I didn’t have your cell #. Last night was the first night in months that I was not woken up from the pain in my back and shoulders!!! I’m blown away.

‘This Roger Drummer is awesome! I’ve listened to it twice and I’m just now starting it the 3rd time.’

All this to say that when people are open to change, it may be that a product handed to them or a link to more information that seals the deal. The key is that they have to be open. After all, Dennis Williams taught me years ago that we should never seek to close the deal, simply open them to Nikken."

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Two Tips and Verl V. Verhulst (Water Expert) on Saturday AM Live!

Verl V. Verlhulst with his 1942 Chevy
Click Here to Listen to this Weeks Call.

"Verl V. Verhulst could write a book with common sense solutions for the 21st Century. While he’d completely disagree with this statement, I’ve learned a ton from him when he adds a tidbit here and there to our Saturday morning conversations. His wisdom on the subject of water and chemicals is what I’ve asked him to share this time and as one who lives in the dairy capital of America, he’s got a front row seat in the theater of H20. Behind sleep and air, water is an absolute essential, but what if it’s filled with stuff that shouldn’t be going into our bodies? Verl will share some alarming facts and what his family has been doing for years with some of their results."

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June 29, 2018

"Two Tips

Dropping weight from the body and adding it to the wallet.

While on the phone this week with my favorite friend in New Hampshire I couldn’t help but think about the latest CDC report to the news. In a study of the healthiest states for children, her state came in as the highest. While Rita and I are still wondering why, they also stated at the end of their report that physical exercise does little for losing weight. Really? I’m not sure I agree with this, but that’s what they said.

I had called Rita to catch up and during the chat I shared with her that I think I took the tip that Linda Morris taught me a little to far. Linda learned that getting half your body weight in grams of protein every day is ideal for maintaining weight and even aggressively dropping the unwanted fat and toxins from the body. Of course using Nikken’s nutritionals is the best way to go, but I took it a step further.

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68 grams of protein in a shake??? Yep, I simply kept adding organic ingredients like chia seeds, flax seed powder, peanut butter powder, hemp seeds, and Bob’s Red Mill protein powder (not organic). Because I started with pea milk instead of PiMag water, I was already into it with 8 grams of protein. So being that I currently weigh less than 140 pounds, I achieved the half my body weight in grams of protein in one meal. (Is there any wonder why I didn’t get hungry till 2:00?). While I don’t do this everyday, it sure makes it fun and really affordable to maintain a healthy body.

We also discussed the fact that we need to be checking our personal website pages every week to ensure that our customers are able to find us. Super simple right? Yes!

My Business tab

Personal Web Page

You Will be Glad You Did!

Check to see that all the settings are the way you want them and then submit. This needs to be done every time Nikken does an upgrade or resets the system. They always notify us with the yellow banner across the top of the website, but it wouldn’t hurt to do this every Sunday or Monday morning.
This will ensure that customers are able to locate us and keep our profits going into our wallets. After all, if we’re dropping weight from our bodies, we might as well shift it to someplace where it’s most useful."


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Skinny Summer and Laurie Jones & Ann Brienza on Saturday AM Live!

Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call.

Vance emailed: "Laurie Jones and Ann Brienza are two gals that I’d really enjoy meeting at my favorite Russian coffee shop. If they lived down the road I could see us enjoying a favorite warm or iced beverage discussing our wellness journey's, specifically weight management. Both these gals have a wealth of information on this subject, not because they’ve studied it or attended classes, but simply because they’re living it!!! Laurie is in the 100 pound club (dropped 100 pounds) and Ann is the craziest physically active person I know who just last summer logged in 100 days of water skiing.

Hope to learn a few more secrets,


Ann before and after 4 months of KVB
Read Vance's Tip of the Week:

"June 22, 2018

Skinny Summer?

‘I’ve got to do something because I don’t like this (padding of the belly) and too many of my friends are going to the hospital for weight-related issues.’

A few years ago a comment from a friend like this would have left me scratching my head and suggesting drinking more water, eating better, getting balanced sleep, and more exercise. Now that Nikken’s Kenzen

Laurie, member of the 100 Club

Vital Balance is in the top ten of meal replacement shakes, I can passionately respond the way I did without hesitation. ‘Wanna know a secret that I’ve found which none of the big diet companies haven’t discovered? Start the day with easily digestible protein, consume only protein before noon, and target half your body weight in grams of protein every day. Nikken’s KVB is my way of cheating the system because it’s too easy and really affordable.’

As our conversation continued I shared with him the struggles I experienced being nearly 50#’s overweight and how the above mentioned secret completely changed my life. Before I attempt to mop up the flooded floor I must first find the source of the leak and shut it off. By giving the brain what it wants and needs, protein shuts off the source of the problem and aggressively helps the body shed toxins and unwanted fat.

Vance With Addi
Just like all the other wonderful products Nikken has given us, I’m still amazed that they continue to improve upon what we have in each category. It doesn’t happen every day or every week for that matter, but it’s kind of fun when I hear the work ‘skinny’ in a compliment. The best part is that I can share my secret with others and empower them to enjoy the body that God gave them to enjoy." Vance

Ann with her Grandson
Ann emailed Vance:

"Enjoying every moment with my 10 month old grandson. To think I was carrying this same amount of weight in my body (20 lbs.) before 4 months of KVB! Wow it sure is easier to get up on 1 ski now!"

The mantra we lived by on the LifeStyle Calls for years was: "Nothing tastes like skinny feels." 

As Dave Johnson says: "Let's Do It!"

Make sure to get yours today.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Nikken Newsmakers and Kimball Sargent and Geoffery Avery-Foy on Saturday AM Live!

Kimball and Geoff in Tokyo
Click Here to Listen to this Weeks Call.

While she’s no stranger to joining us on Saturday morning, I know for a fact that a few days ago, Kimball Sargent and Geoff Avery-Foy were strangers in a foreign land. This small in stature couple were part of the traveling Team Kaizen clan to the land of the rising sun and those that are closer to their height than, let’s just say the Dutch. If you’re like me, hearing a report of just how exciting an all-inclusive trip paid for by Nikken can be, then you don’t wanna miss this chat.

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June 15, 2018

Nikken Newsmakers

Order From Herb or Focus On Growth

I know for a fact that my friend Herb Rapp has used the printed page for years to build his Nikken business. A few years ago Herb wrote a book titled ‘Fit to Win’ and has effectively shared the message of Nikken with dozens of people who are looking for a better way to wellness. Not all of us are gifted enough to write a book and have amazing photo’s of ourselves with celebrities like Clint Eastwood and Merv Griffin, but we can leverage timely articles when sharing about Nikken.

Here’s an example:

Sure, one could say that this is self-promoting and has nothing to do with Nikken, but I would beg to differ. Last week a reporter from a small newspaper interviewed a few of us from our volunteer fire department for a follow up story about the Eagle Creek fire that forced our family from our home last September. As with any news story, you never know until it’s printed what the angle will be and what quotes will get included or deleted.
Smoke from Eagle Creek Fire

I have used this story throughout the week as a way of reaching out to folks with short notes like, ‘your friend made the news’ or ‘your neighbor is getting attention again and this time it’s not because he slipped on his driveway’. After they read the article and respond favorably, then I make contact via text or phone to ask them if they’d like to know more about how I actually kept the rigorous schedule of a forest firefighter at my age. The response has been fairly positive.

Bottom line is this…. When we find timely articles or stories that support our pursuit of the 5 Pillars of Health, we need to share them with folks. Not all news is negative and even when it is, we can bend it to support the benefits of what Nikken has given us. So even if you’re not a Nikken Newsmaker, we can use the news to share Nikken!


Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Fulfilled Life and Michael DiMuccio on Saturday AM Live!

Michael DiMuccio
Click Here to Listen to Vance with Michael DiMuccio. It's AMAZING!

"Live from Japan, it’s the founder of Good Vibrations International, Michael DiMuccio! Well, not really live from Japan, but recently returned from the Orient and definitely one who lives out his company name, he will be sharing some highlights from the birthplace of Nikken. Michael has been an example of the 5 Pillars of Health for a quarter of a century and as a new member of Team Kaizen, he has some key principles to share with us that have been the foundation of his success."

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June 8, 2018

" 'A Fulfilled Life'

‘Do you enjoy this?’ While this question caught me off guard this week from a fourth generation member of our community, I thoroughly enjoyed the 

discussion that followed. I shared with him about our family values and why we do what we do everyday. I’m not sure he completely understood the life we live sharing Nikken with others, but at least I planted another seed into some soil that may bring a harvest some day.
Michael and Nikken CEO Mr. Kurt Fulle
The beautiful thing about Nikken is that we’re all on the same team doing our best to share the balanced life that we’re seeking to live out everyday. It won’t ever be perfect by any means, but it sure is fun going in the same direction as others who are seeking a fulfilled life.


Michael and Nikken Founder, Isamu Masuda,
 shortly after Michael joined Nikken. 
The Rest of The Story.

I have heard Michael say, when he was new in Nikken, he knew Nikken was going to be big, just not how big. In the back of his mind, he wondered if Nikken was big enough for him to be involved with it.

He told of when he received his answer in a Facebook Post dated February 26, 2014. Michael included a picture which I cropped this photo from. Below is the text that was included. 

"This is the moment of truth! It was at this very instant I asked Mr. Isamu Masuda a critical question. Through his response, I saw that he was the 'real deal' and I made a firm commitment to share in his humble vision. He remains the source of inspiration in the heart of Nikken."

It's time we make our firm commitment. Thank you Michael for living this: See It. Believe It. Live It. Share It. Find Joy In It!

Have the Greatest,