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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Apple A Day and Nikken Wellness 101 Part 2 on Saturday AM Live!

Click Here to Listen to this Weeks Call about Nikken's Wellness Nutritional Solutions.

Last weekend we started discussing Nikken Wellness or the 18 amazing nutritional products so we’re gonna pick up right where we left off. The group contribution was excellent and I do hope this will continue. We’ll discuss the Features, Advantages, & Benefits or FAB of each item starting with Mental Clarity and continuing down the shopping cart. Please be ready to contribute your favorite experience with each item as testimonies are often more interesting than factual information.
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September 14, 2018

" 'An Apple a Day…'

One of the earliest goal-setting quotes I remember hearing as a teenager was simply this: ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’. While most would associate this with tasks or dreams, it’s one of the basic fundamentals of diet that our family has used to maintain healthy bodies.

As we head into the cooler months and the thought of white stuff falling from the sky, our bodies need an extra boost to keep them in proper working order. Long sleeves, hats, and warmer clothing is standard, but sometimes we forget that a few basic tweaks in our nutritional habits will yield big results and keep us away from the doctor.

Nikken Wellness is just that. Wellness via Nikken! While making healthy food choices is elementary, adding a few choice nutritional products can be the key to a strong immune system and preventing some of the normal ickiness that everyone seems to think is normal during the winter months.

As Consultants or Customers, taking advantage of Autoship is the ideal way to get a few nutritional products coming every month with big savings for our wallet. Our family has been using this wonderful method of ordering since before we were a family and I know that the money we have invested has saved us thousands on the long end. And kept us out of the doctors office!
So if you don’t have access to a great organic apple every day, look into adding a few basic core supplements to your routine. Jades and Immunity have been staples in our home for almost two decades now. I’d suggest starting there and then build in the areas of need. Again, Autoship is the way to go!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

50th Birthday and Nikken Wellness 101 Part 1 on Saturday AM Live!

Click Here to Listen to this Weeks Saturday AM Live about Nikken's Wellness Solutions Part 1.

While I thought we could pull it off in one session, after reviewing the greatness of Nikken Wellness or our fabulous nutritional products, it would be rather challenging to cover all 18 of them in one conference call. We’ll discuss the Features, Advantages, & Benefits or FAB of each item starting with my favorite Jade GreenZymes and continuing down the shopping cart. Please be ready to contribute your favorite experience with each item as testimonies are often more interesting than factual information.

Looking forward to exploring Nikken Wellness with you tomorrow!

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September 7, 2018

Crossing the half-century mark

Two days after my 50th birthday I received an invitation to join AARP. WOW! I’ve finally arrived was my first thought and then I did a little more digging only to discover the real perks to being in my 50’s don’t really kick in till I’m 55. Bummer! Now I have to wait another five years.

A friend told me yesterday that 20 years ago he almost joined Nikken. The more we conversed the more he started sharing physical issues that I literally had to bite my tongue to avoid a response. ‘I suppose you’re gonna tell me that Nikken has a solution for this eh?’, was his question as I simply smiled. When he was ready to hear I simply shared my elevator speech about me being 24 with a major back issue and how these amazing products enable me to do what I do today with very few limitations.

Regardless of our age or what condition our body may be in, we can always improve them by aligning ourselves with earth energies and these wonderful concepts called the 5 Pillars of Health.
My friend may have the financial pillar dialed in, but what I found interesting was the two cups of coffee he had sitting on the kitchen counter and a third being brewed in the French press. ‘Now I know your secret’, I said to him and simply smiled.

Before we departed ways, I asked for the best method for him to review two short videos and obtained his cell #. I made sure he’d actually watch them if I texted them to which he smiled and said, ‘I’d like those very much as I’ve been wondering what life would be like today had I made a different decision 20 years ago’.

And while I know I could leverage 26 years of Nikken experience and how I am in better physical shape at 50 than I was at 24, I find it much easier to leverage tools like these:

What is Vital Wellness?

Nikken mStrides and brief history of company/magnetics


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Back-to-School and Nikken 101 on Saturday AM Live!

Click Here to Listen to this Weeks Saturday AM Live Call.

"As Nikken unveiled a few major changes a few weeks ago, it typically takes us some time AND practical application to really grasp the magnitude of these changes. The Packs, new Sports bottle, how we get paid weekly & monthly, and every order counting for everything are some of the things we’re going to learn about. While I’ve never claimed to be a teacher of vast wisdom, I think together we can learn a few more things to really understand what Nikken’s given us. This will be a two part ‘Back-to-School’ call with changes this weekend and nutritional highlights next weekend."
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August 31, 2018

" 'Back-to-School'

Last night at the orientation for the new school that our youngest daughter Addi will be attending this year I experienced intel overload with a barrage of information that was almost foreign to my educational background. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I’d been awake since 2:46am, but that’s a story for another time.

What I heard loud and clear without it ever being stated was that this new school to us has a rich history of absolutes where as the school system I grew up with has evolved into more of a touchy-feely academic classroom. Don’t get me wrong, some kids thrive in an emotionally driven experience, and yet others want absolutes.

The one absolute that seemed to get the most attention was this personal device called a cell phone. In this school, it’s simply not allowed. Period! While school is in session, from 8-3, a cell phone cannot be on a students body or in their hand. I couldn’t believe my ears! In a culture that we don’t experience vacations anymore, but take selfies of each moment to post on social media for the world to see, how could a school implement a rule and take away such a necessary tool of life?

In all seriousness, I see Nikken’s history very much the same as this school’s history. Almost the same age, Nikken has established some absolute truths to enable our bodies to harness what God put in nature so that we can live full lives. All these amazing technologies can be used everyday IF we’ll accept the absolute fact that the earth’s energy works. We really don’t even have to believe it or understand it, just put our bodies into that environment.

For me, a back-to-school experience is returning to a truth that is absolute fact. A student can learn when they accept the fact of focused attention on a teacher WITHOUT the distraction of a cell phone. No excuses. No justifications. And no whining. My body will heal itself when I expose it to super cool products made from energy forms from the earth. Nikken technologies continue this everyday in so many ways.


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Thanksgiving in August and Julie Tara on Saturday AM Live!

Click Here to Listen to this weeks Saturday AM Live Call.

"Julie Tara is a friend of ours that understands the value of relationships like few people we’ve come to know in Nikken. She literally is larger than life whether it’s one-on-one or in front of a larger audience. Addressing issues with real solutions that impact all 5 Pillars of Health not only launched her business after a miraculous experience in her lower back from a career as a ballerina, but have sustained her. As Marty Jefferies taught me, when you understand people, you understand business. Bottom line, Julie gets people and she’s willing to share a few tips on how we can to.

If you need a little firing up to have a great weekend, join Julie and me."
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August 24, 2018

" 'Thanksgiving feast in August?'

When dear friends visiting from a foreign country who just happened to miss last Thanksgiving, Christmas, and every other American holiday, the crazy family that I’m part of go all out to prepare a meal to remember. And it’s not just the food that made the night memorable, but the wild conversation and entertainment of our youngest that kept me laughing as I did my part cleaning up and carving the rest of the bird. While the laughter ensued from the dining room, the topic of relationships kept my mind racing.

Relationships are vital in Nikken. Or as my friend Brody Craney texted me yesterday, ‘I love the good people of Nikken’. Sharing products is one thing, but being part of a mission to spread concepts that truly impact peoples lives forever is totally different.

I think what really caught me off guard was that before, during, and after dinner we shared these life-changing products with our two friends living in Indonesia for their own issues and some of their friends who are desperate. What do other people discuss and share with friends when physical needs are brought up? I thought about this and was so incredibly grateful that we could offer solutions that can really help.

We don’t have to wait till November to celebrate our gratefulness. We don’t have to wait for anything to share Nikken and these amazing products. All we need is the listening ear of a friend who is open to hear. What really made the conversation the most fun was when I presented the new Water Pack to which our friend said, ‘That makes perfect sense to address all the water products in the home which is probably what I’ll start with.’

I am so grateful to Nikken today and the great relationships I get to be part of. We truly get to discover it AND live it!


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Hot August Nights and Michelle Kowalchuk (Summer Sizzler) on Saturday AM

Click Here to Listen to this Weeks Saturday AM Live Call

Michelle Kowalchuk is one of the newest members of Team Kaizen. This dynamic gal has an amazing story that I truly believe is the secret to her success. Not so much that it was a ‘one foot in the grave’ type story, but simply the fact that she shares it with people and continues to do so consistently.
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August 17, 2018

" 'Hot August Nights '

This is the time of year that many wish to come to an end due to several environmental factors and poor sleep is the biggest one. Parts of the world have comfortable temperatures during the evening and many gather outside for concerts, dinners, etc. It’s the sleeping conditions that are often uncomfortable because the lack of what we in Nikken call a ‘climatically controlled sleep environment’. It’s not just one product, but the entire sleep system. Here in Portland, Oregon only 50% of the population has air conditioning so sleep suffering is quite common.

Nikken’s blog this week addresses this subject and any one of Dr. Gary Linder’s presentations on the subject is a wealth of information. We used the high-tech tool called the Internet and YouTube to have Gary share in our home last night. In less than 15 minutes he addressed a slew of health issues that really got the group thinking about these issues.

What I continue to find amazing is that even though we went way longer than I’d hoped, it was the conversation about all things wellness that kept the dialogue going. People left at different times and now comes the follow up. And in the end, I was grateful that I not only got to climb into my sleep cocoon, but that we introduced several more people to the gift of Nikken and got process of discovery started. While we cannot control what their response is, we took advantage of yet another hot August night by introducing a little Nikken sizzle.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Living in Nature's Energy & Debbie Davis (LMT) on Saturday AM Live!

Click Here to listen to this Weeks Call.

"Known to most of her friends as the ‘Energizer Bunny’, Debbie Davis is a licensed massage therapist who loves to teach others how to create environments of health and well-being in their own homes.  Using the Nikken products as she provides this wonderful service of touch, she also educates them about how she lives her life with the 5 Pillars of Health.  The one thing that motivates her is to share more, knowing that there are people who still don’t know [what she knows what is true] and that she could be missing [an opportunity to serve] by not sharing."

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August 10, 2018

" 'Living in Nature’s Energy'

A few miles to the east of our home, is the Pacific Crest Trail.  This 2650 mile trek from Canada to Mexico is hiked by 200 people annually and for our family, it’s fascinating to say the least.  Let me first say that I really don’t have any interest in spending several months hiking this route, but the idea of tapping into what God put into nature would be wonderful.

The long version very short is that on Stacey’s 48th birthday this week we met Evan and Angela while enjoying dinner in the town of Cascade Locks.  This young couple started the trek on April 14th near the border of Mexico and will finish before they fly home on September 7th from Vancouver, Canada.

Sure, we’re a bit nuts as a family to take in complete strangers and yet when you know that you know, it’s just the right thing to do.  Last night during and after dinner we thoroughly enjoyed learning & laughing about this adventure they’ve been on.  I remarked several times how they’re harnessing exactly what Nikken has incorporated into our wellness home in its purest form.

Best part about Nikken today is that we truly have the opportunity to offer people the absolute impact of all of the earth’s energy WITHOUT living in the wild like the Roberts!  In other words, we get to enjoy the best of God’s creation 24/7 while we sleep, sit, walk, and play.  What an incredible gift we have!!!"


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Click Here to Listen to this Weeks Saturday AM Live

Last Saturday Elaine Connelly provided the most incredible 25 minute overview of the Orlando experience. While I know I cannot articulate as good as she did, there were several thoughts that raced through my mind during her trailer of this two day event. New products, packaging, tweaked compensation plan, etc. What does it all mean and how does it all empower us to move forward at an accelerated pace?
‘Do you want to be well?’ is the question that I keep hearing in my head as I see what Nikken has to offer people today and with what was introduced in Orlando I feel as if we’ve been re-branded, re-launched and quite possibly re-born WITHOUT all the hype & hoopla that usually goes with something like this.

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August 3, 2018

" 'Having our cake and eating it too!'

The follow up book to King Solomon’s great wise writings in Proverbs is a short few chapters that have been translated into many pop culture songs. As I read this morning, Ecclesiastes 2:24 sort of jumped off the page at me.

‘There is nothing better for a man or woman that to eat, drink, and to enjoy their work.’

This is exactly how I feel about ‘playing’ Nikken today. We’ve been given the most incredible life-changing products, simple compensation plan, and company philosophy in the industry. I don’t say this because I’m bias, I simply say it because it’s true.

Products - At least once a month I’m asked to look at a company by a friend who has ventured into this industry and give them my opinion. While I enjoy the flattery of my thoughts, I grow weary of this reverse phycology style of recruiting. Just like at the grocery store, most of the time all we have to do is take a quick look at the ingredients to see that words that must be looked up to define are probably not things we want to put in our body.

Compensation Plan - With weekly & monthly pay-outs, no sign up bonuses, product packaging(new packs), and real-time rank advancement for any volume created, I truly feel that what we have now can launch people into building a residual source of income that will last for years to come.

Nikken Philosophy - The 5 Pillars of Health is more than just core values, it’s a fantastic way to show people what we are striving for. In order to be a success in life, most of the great leaders in history didn’t seek just one area in their lives to pursue, they eventually came to terms with a concept of balance. Celebrities are not necessarily great leaders because they’re often put on a pedestal because they can act, sing, or play a sport a little better than the others in their field. A real leader is one who constantly seeks ways to improve every area around them.
So if you’re looking for a way to have your cake and eat it too, take a deeper look at what Nikken has. Plug into some of the amazing weekly Zoom or conference calls. The folks sharing are the ones that have discovered it and are living it."

July 28, 2018

Click Here to download a Flyer for the New Nikken Packs.

Here is the real version of what I feel will be the catalyst to give our Customers & friends exactly what they're looking for. Nearly $100 discount on the Water and Energy Packs, plus free shipping on the Water Pack during the first month of sign up($45 savings).

Nikken has just stepped it up a notch to prove that they're committed to helping people get the products they need at prices that even Amazon cannot compete with!


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.

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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."

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"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,


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"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
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"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."

Read Vance's Tip of the Week

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,