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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!"

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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

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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,


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Last Day of School and Angie Boyd on Saturday AM Live!

Angie Boyd
Click Here to Listen to Elaine Mathews interview Angie Boyd. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful Nikken Friends that do such an amazing job filling in for Vance and letting him participate in Family and Society Pillar activities during the Saturday AM Live time frame! Elaine was amazing!

Elaine Matthews is one of our friends who knows the value of education. No, she’s not a teacher, unless you consider educating people how to pay their toll on the Pennsylvania turnpike, but she knows how to help people discover Nikken. One of her friends Angie is learning how wonderful these products are to help her special situation. Or in her own words, ‘At 47, I’m a hot mess.’

IBS, GERDS, Lupus, RA, High Blood Pressure, Raynaud’s, Diverticulitis, Osteoarthritis, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Yeah, I’d say she’s a hot mess!

Elaine Mathews
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June 1, 2018

"Last Day of School

This is the time of year when every student starts celebrating the end of their educational year. Our oldest has been done for three weeks so she’s boarding a plane tonight for Africa. The youngest has a 1/2 day concluding with an ice cream party and then our middle has a few more days. And if that’s not enough, my wife Stacey will be off the clock later today working with two incredible special needs boys.

Does the education ever stop? I should hope not!

I listened to the following teaching by Roger Drummer this week. I heard it the first time 5 years ago when Kenzen Vital Balance was being introduced and yet
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his message is timeless as I found myself taking notes yet again. Just like the two friends I passed it onto, I encourage you to listen to it in chunks of time rather than trying to bite it all off in one sitting. I get sucked into it within the first few minutes because of how much intel he shares.

Bottom line is this, we will take the time to learn about anything that we find important to us. What I learned from Roger years ago has helped our family take control of what we eat every day. Creating a wellness home requires we learn what a wellness pantry looks like. And the minute we stop learning, we start missing valuable insight that can help us help others. With school being out, the summer is an ideal time to casually help people understand the value of what we have in Nikken."


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Best Day of My Life and Delia Head (major agony) on Saturday AM Live!

 Click Here to Listen to this Weeks Call. Have your tissues ready as Vance interviews Delia Head.

Here is the text I received recently. ‘Let me introduce myself. My name is Delia Head and I’m a brand spanking new consultant. In October of 2012 I was diagnosed with a mysterious spinal cord injury which left me in a continual state of 10+ on the pain scale, 24/7. In addition, I have been diagnosed with Osteopenia. And to top it off, I experience a bout of depression and a host of other health challenges. My dream is to come out of the darkness of this nightmare and into the light of Nikken wellness.’

Vance's Tip of the Week

May 25, 2018

" 'By far, one of the best days of my life!'

It’s not often we get to hear a comment like this and especially from a new customer. For his sake and the agony he’s been dealing with the last few months, I so wish he was talking about the pain in his feet from a rare condition, but unfortunately it wasn’t. After I sold him a pair of mStrides and introduced him to Nikken, I invited John to help me out with a healthy society project and he immediately said yes. He hasn’t been actively responding as a volunteer firefighter lately because by noon everyday his feet hurt so bad that he can barely walk. Little did both of us know how dramatic this experience was going to be.

So last Friday John and I braved the traffic in Brush 62 (the most versatile off-road rig we have) and got all set for the soon to be wildfire of kids that would soon overtake us. In three waves of the recess bell, 600 kids swarmed us with wide-eyes and questions that wouldn’t quit. We didn’t realize that most of these kids had never been near a fire truck, had the opportunity to spray water, or even be close to someone as they kept asking… ‘So you’re a REAL firefighter?’

Without giving all the details, last Fall a school across town started a coin drive to raise money for the Corbett Fire Department because we were directly involved in fighting the Eagle Creek fire which as of last week has a price tag of almost $40 million. It was the 5th grade leadership group who decided on which group to give the money and they raised over $2000 for our volunteer [fire] department.

After they presented us with yet another huge plastic jug with more coins and bills, I pulled a fast one and presented them with a framed picture of a fireman shaking the hand of Mickey Mouse. I’ve had this in my office for years and since I ‘play Nikken’ in the family room now and don’t have an office, I have been praying for the right person or group of people to give this to. It seemed perfectly fitting to pass it onto a group of kids who didn’t know how much their coin drive would impact a group of folks across town. I hadn’t rehearsed what I would say, but I knew some kind words from the heart needed to be said to the small group of leaders who stayed behind long after the last bell rang.

‘You did your job so we could do ours. While you went to school and collected coins, some of us were fighting a fire that eventually burned 48,000 acres of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. We’re all on the same team and without you, we couldn’t have done what we did. We have been able to purchase some extra equipment with this gift. So, thank you for investing your time into us. I hope this gift from our family somehow conveys our gratitude to you and this school.’

As I watched the last student line up, I couldn’t help but notice both the principal and counselor were still wiping their eyes. One of the dads of two of the kids was there snapping photo’s and he too had sweaty eyes. Was it what I said? No, I think it was a culmination of a bunch of people, over the last nine months, all working together to impact their society. I’m not paid to be a volunteer firefighter. I simply am doing my part, just like these students.

When one of the pillars of our company is Healthy Society, we can continue to make impacts in our community every day by simply doing right things. Most of the time they will go unnoticed, but when you get to experience what I did, trust me when I say, that several hundred people noticed. I don’t think my friend John had ever experienced anything like this before which is why he said what he did as we drove out of the parking lot, ‘I think that was by far, one of the best days of my life and thank you for allowing me to help’.