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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
Click Here to Listen to This Weeks Call.

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.