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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Customer Retention and Random Stories

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Last Saturday my new friend, Andrea Shipman, shared some of her dynamic dozen's (family of 12 kids) Nikken experiences and I received quite a few wonderful communications of gratitude for this. So since it’s been awhile that we simply opened up the line for completely unplanned stories, I’m giving you an extra day to think of one that you feel will be worth sharing. And as Marty Jeffery has taught me, tell a story, make a point. When we hit on the key issue of the story, a point can be made that really drives it home.

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July 11, 2019
Customer Retention

This week I have been tasked with getting at least one new Customer sale by my iCan teacher Marty Jeffery. As I’ve reached out to a variety of friends and contacts for a variety of reasons, I’ve had to double check my motives. Am I connecting with them simply to complete a homework assignment or to cross an item off my to-do list? No! My motive today hasn’t changed in the last 27 years. I simply want others to know how great Nikken is and how I find it sad that one of the richest countries in the world is still one of the sickest. And since I cannot wait for our government or western medicine to figure it out, I might as well share Nikken with them.

In contacting a friend yesterday to touch base and simply catch up, she brought up Nikken and asked how often she needed to change the filter and stones in her Waterfall. I merely responded by sharing what the manufacturing documents say (every 90 days and annually), but then added why our family follows this routine. As I was sharing this, I could hear William Todd in my head saying, ‘Remember, people don’t buy because of what you say. They buy because of what you do.’

Customer retention and acquisition in any business is about providing a product or service that no one else can provide in the way we do. Of course there will always be something similar, but when we attach a story of own or our family, it lends a personal touch. My goal when I deliver the Waterfall replacement filter and stones to my friend Michelle will be to get her on a quarterly autoship so she’ll know to change her filter when it arrives every 90 days. This will not only help her, but allow me to eliminate being scolded by her again because it didn’t follow up earlier. Oh, and I think it will take care of next weeks homework assignment which is to get an autoship customer. It’s a win/win.
One other thought that crossed my mind after I finished my conversation with Michelle was simply this, what would our Nikken business look like if we merely added one customer every week? The residual would be HUGE! And while I was on the phone with Michelle I received a text from another customer who wants me to meet her friend tomorrow night to share Nikken with the friends family. I didn’t have to solicit either one of these, but merely followed up. As Ma Bell used to say, reach out and touch someone. Who knows what customer retention would look like for us?


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Legacy/Tradition and Andrea Shipman (Mom of 12)

Most of Andrea Shipman's 
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"Andrea Shipman has a small town in her own home. As a mother of 12, she can tell you what tradition is all about in a way that only a few can. Her experiences with Nikken date back 20 years and she’s spent the last few years creating grandkid stories with these amazing solutions."

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"July 5, 2019


In small towns across America there is a pervasive spirit that brings people together on the 4th of July that is hard to duplicate in big cities. Maybe on New Years Eve or that cities athletic team being honored after a championship game, but coming together for little town parade is something that impacts generations.

I was the first of our family to head up to the fire station to help decorate the trucks we’d be riding on top of tossing candy to the adorning folks who would line the 2.8 mile route. It is something we’ve done for the last 12 years and I cannot imagine missing it. It’s the aspect of Healthy Society that keeps me serving a community that has been strictly volunteer since 1949.

Family Performing Group
During all the festivities I managed to sneak off a few ‘Happy 4th of July’ texts.  I remembered a neighbor who had her first Nikken experience exactly one year ago while we were swapping fruit from each others orchards.  Shannon has suffered a chronic shoulder and neck issue for years and received dramatic results when I handed her my PowerBand necklace.  I literally thought I’d done something wrong when she started crying and saying, ‘Josh you need to come here’.  For the first time since the birth of their oldest child six years earlier she hadn’t remembered being able to lift her arms over her head.  In less than 30 seconds she felt warmth and that’s when she reached up to see if she could.

I won’t ever forget that experience. She has referred me to a several people and even though only invested in a few products, Shannon is now part of a legacy of people who we’ve been able to help enjoy a better life. My Dad taught me years ago that asking a simple question like, ‘Are you open to something that impacted my life?’ can be the easiest way to bring hope to someone who’s never heard of an almost 50 year tradition called Nikken.


Saturday, June 29, 2019

Legacy Part 3 and Children's Stories

Jake a few weeks later
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with Stories about our children.

The variety of stories about Nikken products and the impact on young people is endless. Whether it’s hydration to end hyperactivity, magnetics to alter sleep disruptions, or some basic nutrition changes to eliminate low iron levels, a wellness home can impact everyone who lives there. If you’ve got a story from your home or one that you’ve heard, let’s share them.

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June 28, 2019

Legacy Part 3

Years ago I remember Roger Drummer saying that as important as it is to create an environment for healthy children, we must first focus on the adults who are creating that for the next generation. While we are seeing a huge rise in alternative healthy foods, we seem to be going backwards with the other negative environmental issues such as 5G, more access to Wi-Fi, smaller devices to be ‘plugged in’, etc. It was ten years ago when I first saw the four minute video by Healthy Child, Healthy World called A Wake Up Story. Chemicals are one thing, but today it’s much worse with the electronic chemicals that can fill our homes.
It was my friend Barb Satterwhite (RN) who asked me the question, ‘do you know where in your home you are most subject to electronic poisoning?’ She went onto share that while things like excessive use of microwaves are terrible for food nutrients, things like an electronic can opener, smart meters, and other electronic devices produce negative EMF’s which impact our homes terribly.

Nikken allows us to alter the environment where we live by creating literal places of refuge for ourselves and the next generation. I spoke to a customer this week who told me all about grounding, but only in the summer because it gets too cold in the winter to walk around barefoot. She’s looking at the Kenko Ground. Another customer who loves camping shared that he is considering to moving to a more tolerable climate so he can camp year round. He paid me cash for the Kenko Ground and couldn’t wait to get it.

A Summer Morning at Vance's House
It’s more than just a grounding device when it’s combined with all the other products of a wellness home. When we start making improvements, our havens will be altered for the better by allowing a connection to the ground to pull the inflammation from our bodies. Just ask Ron Clark who even in a wellness home was still suffering from arthritis in his hands, neck, and shoulders. He’s so excited about the results he’s getting with the Kenko Ground that he’s assembling a collection of stories. Please email him yours today so we can improve the legacy of lives!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Legacy Part 2 - Kid's Stories

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Nikken for kids. At least once a month I’m asked how we’ve used the Nikken products for our girls. It’s really simple to create a wellness environment for them, simply do what we’ve been doing for ourselves and they’ll think that’s the norm. Whether it’s the nutritionals or skin care, the sleep system or the water, we get to pass onto the next generation the value of amazing solutions when we make an investment into them. How to get the right dosage of vitamins and creative ways of implementation for kids is something that pays off richly.

God's Thumb - Lincoln City, Oregon
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June 21, 2019

Legacy Part 2

As I sat on the ridge of what’s called ‘God’s Thumb’ in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast last Saturday, I couldn’t help but take it all in. Slight breeze, sheer cliffs on every side, amazing view of the coastline, and two of our three daughters sharing it with me. And in the midst of all this, it was the words of our 20 year old that literally made the experience one that I’ll never forget.

‘How fitting to be sitting on God’s Thumb, a king and his princess’. Kenna said this as her sister Emily snapped the photo to capture the moment forever.

Yes, it was Father’s Day weekend and yet there was way more than just one day to celebrate. Stacey and I have worked very hard attempting to live out the 5 Pillars of Health ensuring that our daughters see models of balance. It’s not easy, yet it becomes easier when we’re honest with our shortcomings and we’re willing to improve in each area. Just as gardening in the summer months produces beautiful flowers or yummy vegetables because of time & elbow grease, when we invest in relationships, we will enjoy a legacy that will live on long after us.


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Legacy and Chris Bruce on Saturday AM Live

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"Robert The Bruce was a major player several hundred years ago who helped shape the country of Scotland. Chris Bruce is doing the same thing in Nikken(though not with a sword) as a direct descendant of the Scottish King and son-in-law of Dave and Valerie Johnson. I was perplexed by his famous legacy that started back in the 1200’s and how he does simple things everyday to make a difference in the lives of others."

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June 14, 2019


In a few minutes I will say farewell to our Korean exchange student who has lived with our family for the last five months. During this time I have learned much about another country that I was completely unfamiliar with other than Kia automobiles were manufactured there. Actually, truth be told, I really didn’t even know that.

What I did know is that Nikken manufactures quite a few of our products in South Korea. Asian countries all have their own unique traits and the one thing in common is a rich history of culture and tradition. I find it fascinating that as we as a company are just a few years shy of 50 years old, yet we can tap into the legacy of a small country that has endured many ups and downs while still being a powerhouse player on the world market.

Part of my mission statement that I wrote after my first Humans Being More experience in 1994 includes the phrase ‘to leave a legacy for future generations’. While I don’t know exactly what that looks like, I know that everyday I have the opportunity to make small decisions that will have lasting impact. Or as our pastor says, ‘It’s not the perfection of our lives, but the direction’.

Having a focus on the 5 Pillars of Health causes one to consider the legacy that we will leave. Five months isn’t a long time, but I know our family is richer because we chose to step out and invite in a stranger to our already over active lifestyle. Yep, as I learned a long time ago, it’s not about what happens when we get into Nikken, it’s when Nikken gets into us that things really get exciting!"


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Summer Fun and Al & Sandra Thornton on Saturday AM Live

Al and Sandra having fun with Barb!
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"Al and Sandra Thornton are two people who know how to have fun with life. He retired from marketing a few years ago and she from the life of a PHD in the academic world. They recently returned from the Team Kaizen trip in Italy and have a totally different perspective on the life of a wellness consultant now."

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June 7, 2019

"Summer Fun!

Gardening, walks in the park, exterior home improvements, etc seem to fill our evenings and weekends. This is the time of year where most of us get outside and enjoy nature to it’s fullest. Since being educated on the concept of grounding, I’ll admit that I’ve sought out chunks of grass to sit or lie down on. It’s truly amazing the benefit.

For some though, as the Top Gun movie song says, they’ve lost that loving feeling. They’ve forgotten how great nature can be and due to physical issues, they couldn’t enjoy it even if they wanted to. Their physical problems create limitations that impair their ability to enjoy as God intended us to enjoy it.

Our oldest daughter’s friend paid me a great compliment this week by saying, ‘you’d be great at rock climbing and you should go with us next time’. The more I thought about it, the more I was grateful for Nikken’s products and the ability we have to tap into the benefits of a Wellness Home. Great sleep, water, air, and nutrients are things that we take for granted because we’ve tweaked our home by making the investment into simple solutions that create an environment of wellness. I’ve never done any rock climbing and at 50 I’m not sure it’s a great time to start, but the encouragement of a 20 year old may just spar me on.

Do we see people as potential customers when they don’t know about Nikken? While it’s good to do this, it’s far better to think about what they’re missing out on. As we gather at graduation parties and other events, it’s often the best time to ask people what they’re going to do or not going to do this summer. And then share why we’re able to do what we can because of Nikken because we’ve brought all of nature’s earth technologies inside to enjoy all year round."


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Are You Fit or Fat? by Laurie Jones & Sandy Martin on Saturday AM Live

Laurie Jones
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with two Ladies that know a thing or two about releasing weight.

"Laurie Jones and Sandy Martin are two ladies who encourage me daily. I don’t get to talk with them every day, but their example is what challenges me to take care of this temple where I live. Laurie has dropped over 100 pounds that she carried for decades and Sandy has maintained a super active lifestyle in an amazingly fit 70’s body. Both of them have incredible wisdom to share with us that I think is really beneficial to not only sharing Nikken with others, but to use every day to enjoy the bodies God gave us."

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May 31, 2019

"Fit or Fat?

I observed something this week that a photo would have added complete commentary to the experience, but I think I can describe it so that you get the idea of the irony.  A gentleman driving a Smart car pulled into a bottle/can recycling center.  As I looked closer to watch, I could see several bags of empty soda and beer cans in the passenger seat and the small area behind the seats.  The irony is that this person obviously was wise about his investment in a very efficient vehicle and yet not so much in his consumption of beverages.  And here’s the kicker…. I would have guessed his weight in excess of 300 pounds.

I’ve shared that story with two different people this week and received two completely different responses.  The first person felt sorry for this individual due to their size and maybe lack of knowledge of the negative impact of beer/soda consumption.  They went on to comment how abusive we are on our bodies by carrying extra weight and how a simple choice to eliminate sugary drinks and limit alcohol could make a huge difference. The second person literally attacked me that I would even mention the size of the man. They listed all the possible reasons why this man could be this size and criticized me for looking at him this way.

A few years ago I was that man.  I carried an extra 50 pounds on my small body and I’m sure that it contributed to some of the knee and lower back issues I have today.  Thankfully, Nikken has allowed me to make a change.  I went from the fat to fit category over a process of time and for the last several years I’ve been able to enjoy a much better quality of life.  I routinely get comments about being skinny or that I must be one of those lucky people who can eat anything without gaining a pound.

Consuming half my body weight in ounces of PiMag water every day and starting my day with easily digestible protein like what's in the KVB has been my secret weapon.  That’s it!  No extreme diet plan, coaching, exercise routine, etc.. I don’t make the excuses I used to make or justify eating processed junk.  It’s as simple as eating real food, but the real key again is starting the day with easily digestible protein.  Feed the brain early and it’ll take care of the body all day long.

I don’t obsess over people’s size, I simply notice people and my heart breaks for people who are trapped like I was.  It’s very challenging because so many emotional issues are involved with over-eating or poor eating.  Fortunately, Nikken has given us a simple solution to share with others.


Saturday, May 25, 2019

TEAM - Part Two and iCan Attitude Stories on Saturday AM Live

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"In the spirit of TEAM, I’ve asked a few people from this last iCan Attitude session to share some of the high points of how their life has changed with this course. From school teacher to a Physical Trainer, Police Dept. booking desk clerk to professional pitch person, we’ve had the most diverse team represented. But the coolest part about this group is how we’ve all come together to achieve more with Nikken."
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"May 24, 2019

TEAM - Part Two

Together Everyone Achieves More is something you wouldn’t expect to see in an individual sport like snow boarding, but I got to witness something yesterday that I’d never seen before. It was the last opportunity to use 3 $25 lift tickets, the weather was beautiful, and our oldest was home from University. And with a 97 inch base, why not!

Due to the first day of Spring skiing at Timberline on Mt Hood, there were only a few runs open with one chair lift. What Kenna, Addi and I quickly discovered was that the terrain park area with all the jumps, rails, and man made creation was the best snow on the slopes. We were among groups of about 25-30 snow boarders coming down at the same time tackling these crazy obstacles performing flips, spins, twists, and body maneuvers that most would think impossible.

The team part comes into play when I observed that they literally moved as a unit because some of them had Go Pro cameras mounted to helmets or in their hands to capture this synchronized dance.

For almost three years I’ve had the privilege of being part of the iCan Attitude program. The variety of people taking part continues to amaze me because our growth and central focus has been that of a team. We all want to grow our Nikken businesses, but even more we want to grow in the 5 Pillars of Health. None of us have had to risk death(it actually says this on the terrain park entrance sign), but we have had to risk a lot of fears that we tend to find buried deep within us. Because we go into the program as a group with some simple guidelines, everyone of us finishes the 12 week course better than when we started.

The next program will commence on June 18th. Pop me a text at 503-348-0749 if you’d like to take part. The program is absolutely free with the only cost being your investment of about 20 minutes per day. And giving up some old nasty habits that probably kept you stuck.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Molly Simpson and Kaylene Ames
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May 19, 2019

"For Molly Simpson and Team En Fuego, it’s perfectly normal to utilize the concepts of playing Nikken as a finely tuned NBA team of five on the court, or a group of 11 NFL players on the football field. Regardless of the number, Molly and Kaylene Ames will share what they’ve implemented to not only make sharing Nikken fun, but profitable. Kaylene was Molly’s first Consultant years ago and what started back then, still continues today as it gets better and better and better."

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Together Everyone Achieves More and many hands make light work are two sayings that I find myself hearing over and over again. Three billionaires and over 12,000 millionaires have been created by Bill Gates and his company Microsoft. Was it all Bill? I don’t think so! It was a team of people that will probably never be known for their contribution other than the fact that they know they’re part of the group of computer geeks who have impacted the world with their contributions.

Very seldom does anyone ever achieve success in any venture by themselves. Sure, inventors and engineers create things in isolation, but if it weren’t for a friend, partner, etc., their contributions would never be known. This is why a team is vital to the success of anything.

Dave Johnson spear headed the daily Sizzle calls a few weeks ago and they are making a huge impact on peoples lives. While I don’t know the background on what went into these short and sweet (12-15 minutes) introduction calls, I do know that I’ve been ready to join this movement each time I tune in. The stories are sometimes beyond belief, and yet not over the top with false claims. They’re NOT recorded due to the fact that they’re not polished presentations, just normal folks sharing what Nikken has done for them.

Here’s a simple suggestion that I’ve used to expand our Customer & Consultant base AND be part of an incredible team. Listen to one or two of the calls, get an idea of what to expect, and then start plugging in your people. Either 3-way them in from your phone or invite them to join WITH a reminder text a few minutes prior to the call.


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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Water-A Family Affair Part 3 and Peggy Goodman (PT) on Saturday AM Live

Peggy Goodman
Click here to Listen to this Weeks Call with Peggy Goodman. She "was a highlight of this years Nikken event in Layton, Utah. As a physical therapist for over 40 years, she wowed us all with her knowledge of how the body works and importance of water. And not just any water, but PiMag water. She’ll explain why our bodies absorb three times more Nikken water than any other source and she has the clinical evidence/life experience to back it up too!"

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May 10, 2019

"Water-A Family Affair Part 3

I remember years ago chatting with one of my hero’s at a Nikken event. I told Dr Guth that Stacey and I have said many times that when we grow up we wanna look and be just like her. She merely laughed and gave credit to the PiMag water that she’d been consuming for 15 years at that point. ‘People don’t understand the value of quality water and it’s impact on the entire body. Drinking and showering with the Nikken water is the best anti-aging secret on the planet.’ She was in her 70’s when we had this conversation and I swear to you that she didn’t look a day over 50!

This week has been one of those that Spring arrived in Oregon with record setting temps. It’s still cool at night, but yesterday we even had a fire weather warning due to warm winds. While ‘playing’ with my brother and two nephews on a roof yesterday I could feel the need to consume more water than normal, but failed to take enough with us. Had I used my brain, I could have merely asked the homeowner to re-fill our water jug since he is in fact one of us and has a Waterfall. When I sat down for dinner on the porch last night, Stacey asked me if I was out of words for the day to which we both laughed. ‘No, I said. I’m just more than parched and it’s my own fault’.

Last story…. On Tuesday of this week I had the opportunity to speak in Stacey’s Language Arts classroom on the subject of story telling. I pulled several current events into my life story and yet had most of the students memorized because I told it in second person point of view. I knew it was pretty effective when one of the 7th graders in the last class threw her hand up in the air while yelling ‘I knew it was you!’. Talking for almost four hours is brutal on the voice box, but I was smart enough to take my two water bottles from home plus the Nikken sports bottle just in case. I learned from Dr James Dobson that public speaking requires an extra amount of water to keep our vocal cords hydrated.

Whether it’s physical on the inside or out, our bodies need AND deserve the best water on the planet. Or as my water expert friend Charlie Franklin taught me years ago, ‘When it comes to water filtration, we either have an external unit or our bodies become that unit’. As the weather gets warmer, now more than ever we need to make sure we’re consuming enough PiMag water.


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Water-A Family Affair Part 2 and Ron Clark (RN/Cop) on Saturday AM Live!

Vance Rogers, Julie and Ron Clark
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with "Ron Clark[, He] became an instant Nikken celebrity a few months ago with a short YouTube video that highlighted his experience with the Kenko Ground. Because of his first ’treatment’, his life was changed for the better. It created such a stir that the video got pulled from the Internet and we were reminded why we need to be careful in sharing our stories. Ron had suffered with raging shoulder and hand issues for years. This impacted his sleep. He chose to sleep in a different bed than his wife because of this. He found it difficult to get dressed in the morning. And yet he’d been using the Nikken products for about 20 years. All of them! The missing link for him was earthing. It’s been five months since Ron first used this product and he doesn’t miss a day. His story just keeps getting better."
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May 3, 2019

"Water-A Family Affair Part 2

‘Daddy, can I have a drink of your water?’ This seems to be a prevailing question anytime we get in a vehicle and drive more than ten minutes from home. While I appreciate the request and will never say ‘No, get you’re own water bottle’, I often ask myself why our three girls crave water more than anything else. Is it because they know it’s good for them or that we don’t usually order beverages when we go out to eat? I have to think that it’s more because a child’s behavior and choices are caught not taught.

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Most people know that we are supposed to consume half our body weight in water every day just to maintain hydration. As we head into the warmer months this intake should increase due to activity. Nikken makes it easy with both the Waterfall and the Sports bottle to always have the best water on the planet at our fingertips for pennies per gallon.

A few weeks ago I read an article in a major newspaper about the current trends on college and university campuses regarding water bottles. I’d cite the source, but now I cannot find it. The title of the article was simply, ‘Why young people are willing to spend $50 on a water bottle’. What the article pointed out was that a water bottle to these students fresh out of high school and most of them away from home for the first time is a status symbol. Some institutions go all out investing into hydro flasks with their college name and mascot on the side where as others find a cheap ‘made in China’ plastic BPA filled container that is just as bad and drinking from water bottles. These students will invest $50 into these bottles just so they can be part of the club.

My take away from all this is that people will invest into water devices for a variety of reasons and cost really isn’t the issue. In 2000, our family chose to invest into Nikken’s PiMag filtration unit ($680) and have invested into every device since then including 3 or 4 different bottle upgrades. We hope to model water consumption so our girls will understand the value of how important it is. And for the little bit invested, this is a no brainer baby!


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Water-A Family Affair and Power Family Ladies

Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with four Amazing Ladies; Suzanne, Ann, Laurie and Karen.

"Suzanne Steele started her journey with Nikken more than two decades ago after a life-altering accident. Her aunt Ann after many sleepless nights and then her sister Laurie after carrying an extra 100 pounds most of her adult life. Cousin Karen is now part of the family enjoying the benefits of the Nikken products and this group recently traveled to Florida for a wedding. ‘Nikken on the go’ has been a theme for this family because wherever they find themselves, they’re always enjoying the benefits of these great products."

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"April 26, 2019

Water-A Family Affair

NPR reported this week a pediatric study that has been haunting and empowering me since I heard the news. They took 8000 children, ages 2-18, and surveyed their drinking habits. Of these, 20% do NOT consume any water what so ever. And these same 20% have double the caloric daily intake due to the sugar in the soda, juice, and energy drinks that pass over their lips.

As a teacher of sixth and seventh graders, my wife has a front row seat in this production of insanity. Parents who struggle getting their kids to focus on simple things like reading, writing, and math while bringing them to school every day with a beverage and breakfast from the local coffee shop.

Growing up in the country, our daily intake of beverages was pretty simple. Mom never purchased soda and if we wanted juice it was made from frozen concentrate and we always had to mix it with five cans of water instead of just three so it would last more than a day. So all we were left with was plain ol’ boring water.

Since our bodies are 72% water (same percentage as the earths surface), if we want to see improvements in daily functions, we might want to replenish this simple crucial element. Half our body weight in ounces is the easiest way that I know how to do this. As the weather warms up and we start to ‘glisten’, it’s a good idea to increase this amount. Or on a day like today when the youngest wakes up with a tummy ache, its a great idea to encourage consuming H2O from the Sports bottle because its a little more alkaline than the Waterfall. Offsetting any virus in the body can be accomplished faster by increasing less acidic food and beverages.

Next week I’ll reference another news factoid I heard weeks ago how young people on college and university campuses are spending upwards of $50 on water bottles that are nothing more than a carrying container. No filter, no thermal benefit, just a simple bottle. When we look at the cost of the Nikken sports bottle for less than $50, that excuse of cost isn’t a factor. And then the Waterfall for just over $300 with a monthly maintenance cost of less than $20, the best water on the planet is affordable for the entire family!"


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Good Friday and Herb Rapp on Saturday AM Live

Grace and Herb Rapp

Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with Herb Rapp

Herb Rapp summarized his San Diego experience in just 45 seconds on the Nikken prayer call this week. I was dumbfounded and asked him for an encore performance to which he gladly agreed. If you’ve never heard this former tennis pro’s story who’s still whipping it up in his 70’s, you’ll want to tune in. And considering he’s been with Nikken almost as long as the three decades we celebrated last weekend, he’s got a few life experiences to talk about.

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April 19, 2019

Good Friday

‘Why is it called Good Friday if he died?’ was the question I was asked this morning as I took a few minutes to read the historical account. My mind was racing with so many ways to answer our youngest daughters question and yet the thing that stuck out in my mind was what has transpired this week in present day. Both her older sisters visited Notre Dame in Paris with us in 2006 so we as a family were shocked to hear the news of the fire.
The short version of my Good Friday explanation to Addi was simply this… The book of Isaiah talks about the concept of beauty for ashes. Out of every tragedy, good will triumph. Or as Cardinal Dolan of New York City said, ‘Just as the cross didn’t have the last word, neither will this fire’.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this holiday is in the Spring when we here in the western part of the globe see new life coming forth in nature. It’s like this with Nikken as well. 91% of us were introduced to this company because of something wrong or not quite at 100%. Through a process of using life-improving products, new life comes forth. It’s hard and even painful at times, but in the end, it’s always better.

Consider the fact that in less than a week after a massive cathedral suffered a major tragedy that nearly one billion dollars has been donated to the restoration process. Human history was altered forever in just three days. Life always comes from death and therefore we can call it good. Have a fantastic Easter celebration!


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Only Nikken and San Diego Sensations on Saturday AM Live

Mary, Barb and Mary
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call with Barb Satterwhite, Gwen Carter, and Mary Bowser.

San Diego Sensations No, they’re not a trio of amazing artists or a band that is taking Southern California by storm, they’re three amazing ladies who all made the trek from Virginia to the event this weekend and offered to share the highlights with us. Barb Satterwhite, Gwen Carter, and Mary Bowser will give us the best of what they can capsulize in 30 minutes of less. They’ve been to a few conferences before and I cannot think of anyone better to glean the best of a 30 year old celebration. It’ll be fast paced so be ready to take good notes.

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I memorized the iCan mantra years ago and it’s part of what fuels my passion for this company today. ‘My iCan Attitude only adds value to my brand. These values must substantiate my companies position as the only total wellness company making me a go-to resource for my target group.’ Sure, other companies have some amazing claims with great products and even greater people and yet they don’t address all the components of wellness. They may have a few wonderful items to help a variety of issues, but if we’re really honest, they cannot claim to be a one-stop shop for wellness. Again, we have to be honest.

So as we embark on the next year, decade, and beyond, we’ve now logged in 30 amazing years here in North America and I think we can truly say…. Only Nikken!


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
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"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