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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Facts Tell, Stories Sell and Dennis Williams Heart Story on Saturday AM Live

Dennis Williams
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with Dennis Williams.

"One of my favorite story tellers just happens to be the same person that introduced me to the Nikken story. Dennis Williams shared a few product stories with my family over 25 years ago and I’m still intrigued by his stories today. Many have not heard the story that’s closest to his heart, no pun intended. It’s the one about his family DNA and how he’s outlived all the men in his family by years, even four decades longer than his own brother. He will be sharing some of the things that he’s discovered about our wellness home to live a life that is truly heart healthy."

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"April 5, 2019

Facts Tell, Stories Sell

We sort of knew it wouldn’t take long, but I’m not sure we were anticipating the floodgate of stories that would be created from adding one more simple earth technology to the wellness home. Some describe it as the missing link where as others have asked the question, ‘how come we didn’t know about this before?’ or ‘how is it that this concept has been kept a secret?’. Like any discovery found in nature, it was just a matter of time before someone unearthed it and shared it with the masses.

Some of us Nikkenites are still waiting to purchase the newest product introduced last Fall, but most trusted the companies research and development by making an immediate investment. These are the folks who are ‘earthing’ everyday WITHOUT having to get their hands or feet dirty. The price is comparable to what’s available on Amazon and yet the construction is way better with 20% silver where most others have just 5%.

Here are just a sampling of what was shared with me in the last week. And remember, these are not medical claims, just peoples stories. Any results generated by using any Nikken product is merely a coincidence and is not endorsed by the company as a proven outcome 100% of the time.

‘For over ten years I’ve dealt with raging agony in my shoulders. Since this has plagued me 24/7, I’ve not slept much, had difficulty getting dressed, endured extreme stiffness in my hands, and just not enjoyed life like I should have been able to. Several prescription modalities have been used as well as a few over the counter drugs, but I knew that wouldn’t deal with the core issue, simply mask the discomfort. Being a retired cop and registered nurse for 50 years, I’ve always been skeptical and thorough in using anything on or in my body. I read the book ‘Earthing’ three times before the newest product arrived because I really like studying. I used the grounding product for 20 minutes on my hands and then 20 minutes on my feet one evening. The next morning I was shocked as I slept through the night and woke up with none of the issues I’d had before. I hadn’t slept in over a decade and I’m not sure which is more wonderful, the act of sleeping or waking without the agony in my shoulders and hands. I continue to ‘earth’ everyday and the big knobs on my hands have decreased significantly.’

Control the Grand Children!
‘My six grandchildren came over with my two daughters for a day of fun with grandma. They were their typical active selves and yet one by one they started doing things that were unacceptable. Time outs were not working so I finally resorted to telling all of them that they needed to spend some time with their hands on grandma’s new blanket. Miraculously we didn’t have one behavior issue the rest of the day!’

‘Both my wife and I have lived in a wellness home for over 20 years. We love seeking common sense solutions so this latest addition just made sense. We really didn’t understand it, but we watched the documentary ‘The Grounded’ and were more than intrigued. The list of issues we’ve dealt with in our bodies is pretty long, but the main things are common to folks in their late 70’s due to just not knowing basic wellness habits years ago. I have been on blood pressure medication for 15 years and our doctor put my wife on a light dose two years ago. We were both shocked after just a couple weeks to discover that our blood pressure has dropped a bunch since using this new product. We check it regularly and it is now significantly lower for both of us. I was so alarmed that I called our friend who introduced us to grounding to inquire if this is normal. He laughed and simply said, ‘Oh, you mean that it’s helping to ‘normalize’ your body?’

‘I was riveted to the grounded movie as soon as I watched it. I immediately sent out four texts with the link encouraging these friends to watch it so they could learn about this great resource God has given us. My husbands miserable shoulder is so much more tolerable, his stiff hands and wrists are much better, and sleeping has been amazing for both of us. I used to use several of the magnetic products all over my body to get back in shape after my work-outs but haven’t had to this last week and yesterday I even did my 60 sit-ups. It’s amazing. At 77, I’m in love!!!’

‘My acupuncturist told me that she regrets not taking photos of my back and spine. She said that the entire structure of my body has changed for the better since I’ve been grounding. She also said that she’s never seen anything like it. Since my accident three years ago I have endured much agony and the weekly appointments to the doctors, chiropractic, acupuncturist, etc. are bringing some relief, but the addition of earthing has made the biggest difference. Even my chiropractor told me that the inflammation in my body has been reduced by at least 50%.’

The Grounded Trailer(2:30)

The Grounded Movie(1:04:47)


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Grounded to Spring and Lacretia Dodd on Saturday AM Live

Lacretia Dodd & Vance - Nikken Team Summit
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with Vance's guest Lacretia Dodd.

"Lacretia Dodd was trained to take no prisoners. Well, not really, but her background" growing up as an 'army brat' "has grounded her in the simple principles that impact her daily life. Like most of us, that life was altered by physical conditions that even her current occupation as a pharmacy technician didn’t provide solutions. Nikken entered her life and she knew that not only was this a viable solution for her one issues, but one that needed to be shared with others."

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"March 29, 2019

Grounded to Spring

Living on five acres is both a blessing and a curse. A friend of mine described property ownership as a ‘man killer’. For some who don’t enjoy care taking or projects, Spring is a time that isn’t looked forward to. But for those of us who have been given simple solutions that allow our bodies to thrive AND those who understand stewardship of land entrusted to us, any amount of land can be managed with ease. It can even be therapeutic to ‘work’ outside.

Last Saturday morning while doing what I’ve done every Saturday for the last 20 years, I did something that I’ve never done before. I call it the ‘Bill Cottle maneuver’. Not that Bill invented this procedure, but he was the first person that I’d met crazy enough to do it. While still on the phone, I slipped my slippers and socks off, walked the short journey from our porch onto the wet grass, and then found a piece of bare ground in which to place my bare naked feet in. At first, my toes were cold and quite pink. Within just a few minutes though, I could feel a natural warmth coming up my ankles, into my legs and throughout my body. I started stretching and bending WITH no pain, agony or discomfort in my lower back which I injured two weeks prior unloading about three cords of firewood.

Here’s the bottom line… We get to be grounded to spring into action everyday when we use the Kenko Ground WITHOUT having to expose our bodies to whatever the temperature is outside and WITHOUT hunting for a piece of exposed soil. And it’s way less messy! Is this product any different than any of the others which Nikken has introduced to the market place since 1975? Nope! And the beauty is that for just $129 we have something that will simulate God’s natural process every day for any condition. We don’t ever make medical claims and we don’t have to because all I did was stand on the bare soil doing something I’d not been able to do. Nikken doesn’t sell soil, but they do offer us products that are life-changing technologies from the earth. And we can be grounded to spring. Often doing things that our bodies were not able to do.

If you’ve not seen it or taken the time to share it with others, please carve an hour of your time to view this documentary. The validation for Nikken and the Kenko Ground is truly wonderful. And it really is fun to share with people what the book Earthing describes as the most important health discovery ever! It opens a door to peoples minds to not just one product, but the entire wellness home concept.

The Grounded Trailer (2:30)

The Grounded Movie (1:04:47)


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Spring Break and Teacher Elaine Brewster on Saturday AM Live

Elaine Brewster
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call
"Elaine Brewster knows all about the world of taking a breaks from the regular world of a career. Working only nine out of 12 months was normal for her, yet [she] never looked at her job as a laboring task, but simply as an opportunity to give of herself to others. As an elementary teacher for decades, she developed quite a list of fantastic truths that she’d pass onto her students. She has incorporated these same principles as she shares Nikken with others. And while she doesn’t look at people as students per say, she does look at others as perspective pupils who need to be taught the things that we’ve come to accept as common sense wellness truths."
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"Spring Break

‘Taking a vacation from God is like taking a break from breathing’. - Oswald Chambers

Across the globe this month, primary schools, colleges, and university students are taking a break from their studies. One of ours just returned from a quick trip to Asia to visit a friend (‘I know it’s crazy Daddy to fly all the way to Indonesia with a 36 hour layover in Beijing, but the round-trip ticket was only $535’) while the other college/high school student is about to take her week to visit prospective universities in Southern California.

Do we as working adults ever take a designated week break? Or should we? While chatting with a real estate appraiser last week he asked me a question that I’d never been asked before. I had been sharing with him all the different things that Stacey and I are involved with as we attempt to live a life of balance according to Nikken’s 5 Pillars of Health. ‘Why do you do so much!?!?’, he asked in a most shocking way. I was actually shocked at my response because I didn’t hesitate for one second. ‘Because we can!’

There’s something about successful people that unsuccessful people don’t seem to notice at first. It’s that they tend to focus on living life to it’s fullest and keep a few core things in front of them. Dave and Valerie Johnson have modeled this for years and while talking with him on the phone this week, I realized that he passionately wants this for everyone he knows and meets along this journey called life.

Oh, and the other thing that is very crucial in living life to its fullest is to tap into the live things of life. Just like a concert, speech, stage show, or even video conference call, being part of something live is sooo much better than a recorded version. It’s because sharing something in real-time with others releases chemicals in the body that just don’t occur otherwise.

Coming April 1st at 5:30pm PDT or 8:30pm EDT we will have access to a live 15 minute conference call that will be unlike anything we’ve ever had in Nikken before. On Monday-Friday we will be able to tap into a short overview of what this company has to offer followed by a powerful testimony. These will NOT be recorded! Stay tuned for details as this will be a simple way to introduce people to what we have to offer and all they have to do is take a quick break from whatever they happen to be doing that evening. We can invite them, pop them a quick reminder text, or even 3-way them onto the line.


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Tools of the trade and Professor Bill Cottle on Saturday AM Live

Professor Bill Cottle
Click Here to Listen to this Weeks Call with Bill Cottle.

Bill Cottle is a teachers teacher. As a member of the Boise State University faculty, he taught those in the education field how to teach others. He retired a few years ago only to discover how to apply these same skills to Nikken. Hosting a movie night recently seemed like a fun way to use a tool that everyone has access to via YouTube, and yet Bill knew that gathering people together in a casual setting would not only be relaxing, but a very time effective way to teach others about the new Kenko Ground. He’ll share how he did it, what went into it, and the results.

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"March 15, 2019

Tools of the trade

In any profession, there are things we use to make the job more productive and easier. Whether it be building a house, cleaning a house, selling a house, or even living in that same house, there are things that make any task(or opportunity) more fulfilling.

In the world of Networking or sharing, we in Nikken have learned how to adapt with the world of the Internet. I remember just a few years ago when we’d mail a VHS tape of Dennis Williams as the tool to introduce a person to the world of wellness as we know it. It would take 2-3 days via priority mail to reach them, another day or two for them to watch it and then usually a few phone calls to hear their thoughts. Today, we merely copy and paste a link of any short or long video into a text or email. The recipient has it in a matter of seconds and a few minutes later has reviewed the information.

Last week while following up via text with my friend John about his rare feet issue, I asked him if he watched the movie ‘The Grounded’. We had exchanged a few texts back and forth prior so I couldn’t figure out why there was an hour delay after my question. That wondering ended when he replied, ‘Now I have!’ I’m not sure what he thought of it or if it helped him make a decision about the Kenko Ground, but at least I know he watched it.

Fast forward to this week. Instead of sharing the link with a few people, my friend Larry and I simply invited them to a movie night where we showed it. I wasn’t sure what to think as I hadn’t watched the entire thing, but Iike any documentary, I know there is tons of information which causes a change in the viewer’s perspective. We followed the movie with an energy test and some light conversation about grounding. The next day I just happen to run into the wife of one of my guests who said, ‘my husband came home literally beaming with excitement because we know so many people we want to introduce this to!’

Dennis Williams taught me years ago that we never want to ‘close’ a deal or an experience. Instead, we want to ‘open’ people up to what Nikken can do for them. Larry and I didn’t have a power close other than encouraging people to investigate this technology more for themselves and those they know. We’ll see where it goes but we’ve already got another movie night on the calendar next week and we hope to fill the living room again.

The Grounded

The Grounded Trailer


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Band-Aide or Surgery and Janice Miller on Saturday AM Live

Janice Miller
Click Here to Listen to this weeks call with guest Janice Miller. 
Janice Miller underwent major heart surgery a couple times recently.  The human body is an awesome creation and she is living proof that when a body is surrounded by the best stuff on earth, it will respond favorably.  She laughed when I made the comment this week that she wasn’t exactly a Spring chick and then quickly added, ‘that’s exactly why I’m so compelled to share Nikken because if it can help me bounce back this quickly, people need to know!’

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March 8, 2019

"Band-Aid or Surgery?

While with Dad at his third physical therapy appointment after knee surgery, I couldn’t help but get caught up in the explanation of what his body had gone through and why surgery was inevitable.  Sure, he could have continued using Nikken’s wraps, CM Cream, Joint Formula, Power Chips, DUK tape, etc. and yet the damage was well beyond what his body was able to heal without a major alteration.  Don’t get me wrong, we have heard dozens of stories of people who have been able to completely avoid ‘going under the knife’ and these are truly wonderful, but it just wasn’t meant to be for Dad.  Sort of like him being able to keep his gall bladder after decades of a nasty German sweet tooth that had probably led him to consuming several thousand pounds of candy bars, donuts, and candy.  All conveniently hidden on the front seat of any vehicle he was driving.  Yep, his secret is now exposed.
What I’ve found to be most exciting though is that most people get attracted to Nikken (91% according to company research) because of a product experience.  This was definitely true for our family because we weren’t at the place of surgery back then.  We all just had some really agonizing issues that seem to magically improve in the course of a few days and weeks.  Isn’t that what band-aides are supposed to do?  Allow the body to heal naturally WITHOUT a trip to a doctor or surgeon.
Black and Blue Go Away!
 Last thought on the surgery note.  Before, during, and after his knee surgery, Dad has been immersed in the Nikken products.  Using the DUK tape directly over the incisions has been the most dramatic.  What was the most nasty color imaginable has quickly turned into the natural pink color of healthy skin.  I remember this oh too well last summer when I slipped while helping clean up debris at Dad’s barn and my upper arm took the brunt of the fall.  Nothing broken, but the beautiful black and purple mark was a perfect candidate for the Nikken band-aide solutions.  DUK tape and a Power Chip did the most remarkable job in 36 hours time.

As a first responder, I know that when people call 911 it’s for something really bad.  As much as I’d love to suggest Nikken products, its a major conflict of interest.  What’s great about sharing Nikken with anyone though is that most people are not in a panic.  The majority of folks are not needing surgery, they’re simply looking for a quick fix to get their body back at 100% or at least a little better than it has been."

PS Since this weekend is when all but Arizona and Hawaii lose an hour, be sure to check out Nikken’s blog to learn a few simple tips to avoiding a major bump in the road.  By far one of the best quick reads on this subject.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Grounded To Walk and Ellen Stoddard

Ellen Stoddard
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with Ellen Stoddard.

"Ellen Stoddard was told by her doctor that she’d never walk again. When I met her a few weeks ago, this mid 30 year old power house of energy wasn’t walking, she was skipping with delight. She cannot even pronounce the rare muscle disorder that was her diagnosis, but what she does know and is excited to share with others is that Nikken products changed her life. She is a living example of how fantastic Nikken’s products can be for the most extreme situations."

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"March 1, 2019

Grounded to Walk

‘Wow! That’s incredible’ and ‘Walk with me’ are the two quotes that jump out at me this week. As my new friend Bill Cottle reminded me, the research and medical evidence is great, but it’s the personal passionate stories that really seem to get peoples attention.

After 77 years of a very active lifestyle, over three decades of that climbing ladders every day, Dad’s knees finally gave out. They are both well beyond anything that natural or Nikken solutions could repair. This week he had the left one completely re-built. The first quote was from the physical therapist 48 hours after surgery. He just kept going on and on about how he’s not seen very many people in the 70’s with that much range of motion and the ability to do what Dad was doing. We talked about magnets, grounding, and a few other solutions to which he simply replied, ‘I’m a firm believer in taking care of this body and whatever we can do to get results like this…. Keep doing it!’

Pat Haffner broke her hip seven weeks ago and had emergency surgery the next day. I bumped into her last night and she said ‘walk with me’ as we were shopping. She was literally beaming with delight because she only had a few minutes to shop as she needed to get home for her final physical therapy session. At the last one the therapist told her that she didn’t need his services anymore due to her recovery being so good. She shared with me that she thoroughly believes that the Kenko Ground was the major contributor to her success. While I don’t know how that last appointment turned out yet, I do know that her husband Larry got this therapists attention by doing a few fun energy tests and following up on Pat’s question as to whether he keeps is recovery product methods ‘open’ to new technologies.

Both Dad & Pat are walking testimonies of Nikken solutions. Is it just the Kenko Ground that delivered these amazing post surgery results? I don’t think so. As my friend Barb Satterwhite(RN) says, I believe that this product is the missing link to bring everything together. An ultra complete wellness home made from the best of what God put in the earth for us to enjoy, WITHOUT having to live outside in the cold or hot weather.

Here’s what I stole from Bill who will share with us in a couple weeks how he’s been using it. I have been sharing it with friends. Watch it for yourself and then have some fun.

When you're ready for a fantastic educational documentary on this subject, grab the popcorn and your favorite beverage. This will blow your mind and the minds of your friends whom you share it with.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Modeling 5 Pilars and Sheri Danzig & Dr Liliana on Saturday AM Live

Dr Liliana
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with Dr Liliana.

Dr Liliana is a chiropractor who not only practices what she preaches, she goes the extra mile to research the best possible solutions for her clients. Her passion for clean water was discovered with the Nikken Waterfall and she truly believes that there’s no other home solution available on the market today. This isn’t just her opinion, she backs it up with many years of personal research."

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"February 22, 2019

Modeling the 5 Pillars

The Serious Kenna at United Nations
Of the many highlights taken from the Eagle Summit in Layton, sharing my heart on the subject of the 5 Pillars of Health will be something I’ll never forget. I wouldn’t consider my talk a powerful or deeply insightful message, just a few thoughts from doing my best to model the core philosophy of Nikken. When we daily seek ways to improve each area in our own lives, then we will make a better contribution to society.

One of the ways that a lot of us learn and remember a speech is the visual images presented. We see this all the time with a power point or short videos. Since I’m not a tech savvy guy, I simply chose to use different pieces of apparel to model some of the ways I attempt to achieve balance.

The Real Kenna at the United Nations

Body - Richard Simmons hot pink tank top. May I never wear this in public by itself!

Mind - Dollar Tree Readers to make me look smarter. Readers are leaders right?

Family - A Pillsbury Dough Boy apron keeps me protected during the morning routine. KVB anyone?

Society - Fire Dept ball cap helps identify me as one who will help when 911 is called. Just wanna serve.

Finances - The tux cummerbund. Not worn very often, but sure sends a message of $ achievement.

Kenna's Group on Floor of The United Nations
Bottom line is that this side of heaven, it’s nearly impossible to achieve 100% balance in all 5 Pillars, BUT when we daily seek to improve in each area, we’re definitely going to invoke change in ourselves and therefore in those around us.

This morning I couldn’t help but get a little teary-eyed because the first text received was from our oldest daughter as she walked into the United Nations building in New York City to take part in an event to raise awareness for women’s suffering around the globe. It is her passion to improve the lives of other ladies, something she was born to do? I may not know the answer to that question, but what I do know is that her parents have attempted to do their best by modeling balance and I think the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

And just for humors sake, I have to include this mornings agenda at the UN because I think the last presenter may seem trivial to some, but this is a vital issue for all of us!

-Secretary General
-Head representative of foreign policy in US Congress
-American diplomat to the UN
-President of a toilet paper company


Saturday, February 16, 2019

25 Years and Ron Clark (RN) on Saturday AM Live

Vance Rogers, Julie and Ron Clark
Click here to Listen to This Weeks Call.
"Ron Clark has been a RN for 50 years. He’s seen every side of western medicine and for the last 15 years been the patient of ‘practicing medicine’. He’s quick to share that even though he knew there was a downside to getting cortisone injections for the agony in his shoulders/hands, this is what he did. Until the Kenko Ground arrived! Ron’s wife Julie has been a Nikken Consultant for years and she describes her husband as her guinea pig. Well, that is, until now. ‘He’s become my walking billboard!’ "

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"February 15, 2019

25 Year Anniversary

It’s best described as my wife Stacey did to our youngest daughter Addi this morning during our usual fun and yet crazy morning dance to get out the door. ‘It was 25 years ago today that I kissed Daddy for the first time and I knew that he would be the only man that I’d ever kiss after that.’

To say that I was speechless is an understatement. A quarter century of memories have been beyond what I could possibly fathom.
This morning as I watched Luis Kasuga share a heart message to those of us in Layton last Friday night, I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed with 25 plus years of emotional memories in Nikken. ‘My message is bigger than my fear’ was a theme that kept radiating from his spirit. As he shared different stories about opening country after country in Latin and South America, he continued to emulate the same spirit that I remember meeting in Mr Isamu Masuda at my very first Nikken Convention in 1994. (There’s another 25 year anniversary.)

Dave and Valerie Johnson were gracious enough to capture the heart message from Nikken’s Global President and I couldn’t urge you more to watch this ASAP. Focus in and try not to multi-task. We were glued to Luis and I can still see the images in my mind as well as the feelings that were created. If you wanna get to know the new sheriff in town or the man at the helm of our ship, take a few moments to be inspired and challenged. 


Saturday, February 9, 2019

New Sheriff in Town & Live From Layton Team Nikken Summit

Nikken President, Luis Kasuga
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call.  " 'Live from Layton' just has a great ring to it and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share with you some of the insights that I’ve learned. BUT don’t take my word for it, wait for the tidbits from a few folks I’ve asked to share."

Click Here to Listen to 'Our New Friend' and Nikken President, Luis Kasuga as he shares 'The Heartbeat at the Helm of Nikken International' at the end of Leadership Dinner Friday Night.  WOW! Click on the Comments Link below and share you feelings about his Q and A session. He wants to hear from you!

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"February 8, 2019

'New Sheriff in Town'

If you haven’t heard that Nikken has a new global president or that the man who’s put the Spanish speaking countries on the map has been deputized, then let me share a glimpse of who shared with us in Layton last night.

‘This position doesn’t mean I will have a better lifestyle. It means that I have a bigger responsibility. I want to be your friend.’ Luis Kasuga

What was most fascinating to me about Luis was not what he said from the stage, but what he modeled during the Humans Being More Training. He was the chief servant making sure we had anything we needed to maximize the experience.

You’ll hear more from Luis soon and you’ll see more of his contributions to Nikken.


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Saturday, February 2, 2019

February Slump and iCan Attituders on Saturday AM Live!

Just Do IT!
Click Here to Listen to many of the iCan9 Team Members share their feelings about Nikkens new KenkoGround and how their iCan Attitude's Improve Their Lives.

"From brand new Wellness Consultants to what I call the ‘Seasoned Saints of Nikken’, we’ve got a few folks who are completing the iCan Attitude and wanna share their results. I smile when I think about the friendships that have deepened in the last ten weeks because we’ve literally done life together. And this is NOT just about growing our Customer base, but it’s about truly living the 5 Pillars in a way that I didn’t think was possible."

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"February 1, 2019

February Slump?

The second month of 2019 is already here! The gyms are now back to their normal capacity, diet programs are starting to disappear from the store shelves only to be replaced by 50% of this country’s candy production in preparation of Valentine’s Day, and the majority of those resolutions have been completely nuked from the memory of those who made some sort of decision. How’s that for a cheery first paragraph?

‘Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought’. - Henri L. Bergson

For the eighth time now, myself and almost two dozen others are finishing out the 12 week program called iCan Attitude. The instruction, application, memorization, accountability, and all around fun has once again blown me away. Each time I wonder if it will be as good as it was the last time only to be shocked that it’s even better.

While I could list quote after quote that I have in my phone over two years of note taking, I’ll finish this commercial for iCan by a little potty talk. That’s what we call it in our home to keep it somewhat discreet.

Running to the restroom at Home Depot the other day I couldn’t help but notice a gentleman finishing his business as I started mine. I decided to ramp up my iCan Attitude by engaging with a complete stranger. Three years ago I would have NEVER done this! In the less than 60 second exchange, he finished by thanking me for the humorous chat and then finished by saying, ‘Ya know, it’s men’s movie night at my house tonight and I’m gonna find that video on YouTube so I can share it with the guys. From what you said, I know that will really add to our evening. Thanks so much!’

 If you’re looking for a way to grow as a person and super charge your Nikken experience, drop me a text or call to 503-348-0749. We’re looking for a few good men and women who wanna be a blessing to others with the 5 Pillars of Health . The next 12 week course will start soon, it’s absolutely free other than the 20 minutes you invest each day."


Saturday, January 26, 2019

T.E.A.M. and Ruth Loh & Team on Saturday AM Live!

Ruth Loh
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with Ruth Loh and some of her Team Members.

"Ruth Loh exemplifies so many things that I aspire to implement in my life when I grow up and one of the greatest is utilizing T.E.A.M. We get to hear from some of the members of her team and how they truly achieved more to produce not only great volume for themselves, but help Ruth achieve her goal of Team Kaizen. Ruth shared last week that its not about using people to get what we want, but inviting them to be part of something. And as Zig Ziglar said, ‘When we help enough other people get what they want, we will get exactly what we want.' "

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"January 25, 2019

T.E.A.M. - Together Everyone Achieves More

I remember first hearing this acronym from my favorite teacher of all time. Diane Harris changed my life as a senior when I was ready to be done with high school and get on with life. After all, I pretty much knew everything there was to know at that point, had a decent job, was involved as a student leader in church, and was ready to take on the world. Yes, at 17, I had arrived.

Diane, as she allowed us to call her, had a few things that she taught me and one of the greatest is that we will never accomplish much in life as individuals. We can be independently strong, but it’s only through enlisting the help of others that we will really achieve big things. She divided our small graduating class into groups and for some reason allowed me to be the leader of one of those groups. Our objective during that year was to raise a certain amount of money to pay for our all-night graduation party. In the end, I learned more about leading than I ever could have from a leadership class and we raised thousands of dollars to rent a huge athletic center. I still smile when I think about 42 of us using that facility all night long when it probably could accommodate several hundred.
When we allow others to join what we’re doing with Nikken, however big or small that can be, we will truly achieve more. Asking people to take a look at innovative products, a different kind of philosophy, or even a business venture can be scary, but no one ever died from being told no or I’m just not interested. We not only need other people to join us, but inviting them is the right thing to do. And in the end, we’ll get to share in their success because we were the ones that offered the invitation.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

KenkoGround and Ruth Loh on Saturday AM Live!

Listen to This Weeks Call with Rita Hand about the KenkoGround and Ruth Loh about what she did to earn the a place on Team Kaizen for 2019.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Changing With The Times and Dream Doers Discussion on Saturday AM Live!

Chancellor of Nikken University Jeff Isom
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An open line for discussion is long overdue. Not just any discussion though! As our new Chancellor of Nikken University Jeff Isom encouraged us in 2019, setting goals (not Resolutions) is something that separates those who seem to always live lives a little better than others. Let’s have a lively discussion about using the 5 Pillars as a guideline or checklist for maximum balance as well as achieving things that we thought might be way out of reach. After all, if words create our future, we can speak goals into reality when we share them with others.

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January 11, 2019

Changing with the Times

‘Dreaming about a thing in order to do it properly is right; but dreaming about it when we should be doing it is wrong.’ - Oswald Chambers
Now is the time that millions of people have given up on their dreams. No, not the big dreams of having a better life or improving their situation, but the daily dreams of conquering those little things that set them back. They set resolutions a couple weeks ago with full intentions of doing something different this year to see those changes implemented, but they gave up because of a variety of reasons.

Here’s just one example. Excess weight seems like such a redundant topic as the gyms are filled and every diet company has ramped up their ad campaigns. But have we ever considered the fact that if 70% of Americans are carrying extra weight, thats the majority of us who are packing around extra toxins and living lives a bit less than we should be. What would it be like to be in the same body we occupied back in high school or college? Do we dream about this?

Nikken, it’s core philosophy of the 5 Pillars of Health and these amazing products can actually provide the tools people need to implement our dreams. We don’t have to just dream about them, but we can become dream doers by using the wellness home products and encouraging others to do the same. And when we seek out small achievable goals in each of the 5 Pillars, we’ll be empowered to dream even bigger goals.

I truly believe the Kenko Ground is not only a revolutionary product, but a concept that will deeply impact us for decades to come. Upon it’s introduction in Toronto a few months ago, people kept referring to a ‘return to our roots’ theme. When we take time daily to sit with our bare feet on this wonderful piece of cloth, we literally are allowing inflammation to be released from our bodies. When toxins are pulled from the cells, how much better can the brain do it’s job of dreaming big dreams. And not just dreaming them, but actually dreaming up the plans of implementation. This is crucial as the times change around us, because we can be the people that have already adapted to live better lives just by spending a few minutes a day getting grounded AND becoming dream doers!


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Changing Times And Kimball Sargrent

Click Here to Listen to Kimball 'Sargent and friends share about the amazing KenkoGround.

The KenkoGround has been a revolutionary new product that could very well be the launch of a new company. As disastrous as these words are, I’ve heard some say that it’s not that big of a deal. Kimball Sargent not only disagrees with any notion of this nonsense, she emphatically has proven that this latest breakthrough will empower us to change more lives than ever before. The variety of results she’s experienced in just a few weeks with both Customers and Consultants is worth hearing about.

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January 4, 2019

" Changing Times

‘When change occurs, we have two options. Complain or seek understanding.’
-Luis Kasuga

‘Get your minds ready for action, being self-disciplined…’ -1 Peter 1:13

The first week of a new year is one filled with optimism and expectation of new things to come. When I read Kurt Fulle’s New Years address I literally started getting giddy with excitement. Having key people in key positions doesn’t necessarily mean we have a perfect company, but the one thing that separates Nikken now more than any other company in the industry is DNA. I’ve met several of the upper management over the years and I can tell you with 100% certainty that we truly do have a winning team in place. If this is the company that you’ve chosen to align yourself with for a partial to full-time career, then trust me when I say that if we had just one or two of these amazing people then it would be mind-blowing, but we have an entire team.

I met Luis Kasuga a few years ago and was more than impressed. His story of being a Mexican/Japanese is super cool and it was the quote above that changed my life. In literally any situation, we’re always going to encounter change. The beautiful thing is that our attitude determines our reaction. When we seek understanding and discover why the change has occurred, we can embrace it and allow it to empower our next course of action. What Luis has accomplished leading the Spanish speaking countries is reason enough to get ready for great things to come.

This week our middle daughter was involved in her first car-accident. When I answered the phone it was her older sister who gave me the play-by-play in real time. It was as if I was on scene hearing each detail. Everyone was perfectly find and in the end it will be minor damage to both vehicles. What blew me away was how Emily at 17 has responded to every aspect of this process. From giving the elderly woman a hug before they exchanged information and giving her a ride home so she could get the rest of her information, to the several phone interviews with insurance people this week, it was if I was listening to a seasoned expert who had done this many times. Sure there have been many questions, but what I enjoyed most is that she has been relentless to seek understanding for every part of this process.

Have you raised your expectations of the changes ahead with Nikken? Have you thought about a few others you’d like to have on your team ‘playing’ the game of the 5 Pillars of Health? Have you raised your expectation of people that we can impact with these products? As I shared with the desk clerk at a hotel recently who had told her colleagues that 2018 was her best year ever and that she didn’t really think that a new year could be any better, ‘Our words create our future so be careful to expand our expectations’. It was my friend Herb Rapp (5 time Team Kaizen member and first triple play Nikken winner) who shared this with me.