Saturday, November 26, 2011

80% Of All New Businesses Fail Within Two Years. This Is Why You Should Consider Visalus.

Over the years, research has shown that roughly 80% of all new businesses terminate operations within the first two years of service. Why is this? Well, there are a wide variety of factors that play into the failure of any business. However, for the purposes of this particular entry, I would like to focus on just two of these factors: lack of capital and poor company structure/support.

Most national franchises require enormous start-up capital from aspiring entrepreneurs. Individuals looking to invest in prominent restaurant chains such as McDonald's, KFC, and Wendy's, could very well be required to come up with more than a million dollars, just in initial start up fees.

Of course it is safe to say that the larger the chain, the higher the costs of entry. In most instances, entrepreneurs looking to create businesses without the support of national brands may be able to save on the initial start-up costs. However, there will still be the need to consistently dispense capital, in order to establish these businesses.

Aside from the issue of capital, there is also a massive crisis unfolding in many national chains today, due to the lack of corporate support, once the initial fees have been collected. The fact remains that many franchises today tend to whine and dine potential franchisees, right up until the time that the checks have been cut, and then the relationships sour altogether.

There are questions that can potentially arise on a daily basis in business, and if there is no structure in place to provide the answers to these questions, then failure is sure to be the result.

Capital is a non-factor in the business of Visalus. Years ago, network marketers were required to invest in large quantities of inventory, and to then place this inventory in their homes, in hopes of someday landing customers who would purchase the products.

My have times changed. Today, entrepreneurs who promote the Visalus brand are NOT required to invest in inventory. The entire business can be operated online, and the company ships the products directly from warehouses to the doors of our customers.

Business owners who promote the Visalus brand, also have the luxury of utilizing the backing of a national brand, without the requirement of paying franchise fees or royalties.  Individuals looking to create home based businesses within the Visalus brand simply do not have to concern themselves with working capital.

As impressive as the low start-up costs of becoming a distributor of Visalus products may be, even more impressive is the training and support provided within the organization. The training at Visalus is among the best in the network marketing industry. Business owners who partner up with the Visalus brand receive training on marketing, utilizing social media, recruiting, organization, sales, time management, identifying target markets, and customer follow-up.

In addition to the initial training, each business partner within the Visalus brand operates as part of a team. These teams are often headed up by individuals with decades of experience in the network marketing industry, who are simply a phone call, or a mere click away, should questions arise about the business.

There company also provides conference calls and regional training events, where business partners within the Visalus organization are granted opportunities to network, present questions, and to receive training that will equip them with the knowledge necessary to run a successful operation.

As a new member of the Visalus family, I am quite simply BLOWN AWAY at the low start-up costs, as well as the enormous levels of support that I have received on a very personal level, from business partners throughout all four corners of the United States. I would ENCOURAGE each and every aspiring entrepreneur to check out the Visalus/Body by Vi business opportunity.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Government Is Not Going To Save Us. What Is Your Plan B?

How often do you turn on your television, and find people cursing the President, questioning the government, blaming Washington for their personal failures, and expressing disappointment over the fact that the individual who they elected into office has failed on his obligation to pick them up by their collars, and to literally DRAG them to success?

NEWSFLASH: We (the general public) are NON-FACTORS to the leaders of our nation, and to the individuals serving on the house and senate in Washington.  The government is CLEARLY a machine that is obligated to implement new laws and policies, and to create amendments to existing laws and policies, ALL IN FAVOR OF SUPPORTING THE BIG BANKS AND BUSINESSES THAT ACTUALLY  RUN THIS COUNTRY.

Now that we've established the fact that the President of the United States is not CAPABLE of riding up on a white horse, with jobs, millions of dollars, and each of the components that make up the lives that we often DREAM of; we can then proceed onto what you and I must ACTUALLY do, IF we ever hope to realize our long-term objectives.

Let's pause for a moment to talk briefly about GOALS. A GOAL, simply stated, is the object of a person's desire or ambition; an aim or a desired result. Now prior to setting a goal, we must recognize exactly what and where we are at the moment, and to then identify what and where it is that we HOPE to be, in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.

I'm sure that by now you have heard of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement.  Well in my humble opinion, Wall Street is currently being populated by dreamers. Goal-setters are too busy putting their ACTION plans into place, to dedicate days and weeks to sleeping on streets, and flushing precious time (THAT THEY WILL NEVER GET BACK) down the drain.

So what would be a more productive plan of action for these individuals who are currently occupying Wall Street?  Success is and always has been an INDIVIDUAL experience.  Success has never been a group activity. There will never come a day in this country where the SUCCESSFUL are in the majority.

Why is this the case? It's simple. The number ONE rule to achieving success in ANY area of life, is accepting PERSONAL accountability for one's own results! As opposed to going after the 1%, criticizing the 1%, and berating the 1%; those who truly understand that success is a very personal experience, are seeking advice from the 1%, picking their brains for knowledge, and utilizing the experiences of the 1% for their own personal development.

Now in closing, I'm going to leave you with a six step process, that can completely REVOLUTIONIZE your life, WITHOUT your having to eat, sleep, drink, and go to the restroom at some cold, dark park in New York City.  When properly applied this six step process will enable you to clearly ENVISION your goals for starters, and also provide you with a clear blueprint of the steps that will be necessary in order for you to achieve massive, personal success in EVERY area of life.
  1. Identify exactly where it is that you are in life today.
   2. Examine each of the action steps, thought processes, and behaviors that are responsible for your current status.

   3. Establish exactly what and where it is that you wish to be.

   4. Conduct a bit of research to identify the steps, habits, and practices that you will have to implement in order to reach your desired location.

   5. Set specific dates and times for the realization of each goal.

   6. Take ACTION!! DO IT NOW!!!

WE are the architects of your own lives. WE are the masters of your own fates. The actions that WE perform on a daily basis will dictate our ultimate success or failure. We can run to the polls every four years for the rest of your lives, angry, resentful, and anxious to utilize the power of our votes if we feel inclined to do so.

The simple fact of the matter is that we would be MUCH better off, and MUCH further ahead in life, if we were to instead take the advice of the late Michael Jackson, and to look at the man/woman IN THE MIRROR, and to ask HIM/HER to change HIS/HER ways.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Process of Self-Forgiveness

It happens to each of from time to time.  In those silent moments, when we're all alone, we begin to reflect on past mistakes, failures, and hurts.  Shame, guilt, and regret are just a few of the emotions that we experience in these quiet moments.  We often hear the phrase, "forgiveness" tossed about, yet so many of us are guilty at this very moment of holding grudges...against OURSELVES.

For some, it's the pain of divorce, and of knowing that selfish actions may have resulted in the dissipation of a family. For others, it may be the memories of disrespect towards now deceased parents, or the ill treatment of children. Regardless as to what the source of these negative reflections may be, it is CRUCIAL to our overall mental, physical, financial, and EMOTIONAL health, that we deal with each of these issues in conclusion, ONCE AND FOR ALL!!

Acknowledgement would be the first step in this self-forgiving process. This is the toughest step in the process.  Many of us have lived in denial for a number of years. We have swept our destructive behaviors and actions under the rug, and failed to ever come to grips with the fact that WE may have been at fault in past matters.

It is very important to not only acknowledge that we were at fault, but to actually examine what our thought process might have been at the time, and what exactly may have been the cause of our foolish actions. Once we have come to grips with our accountability in the situation, then we are prepared to move on to the next step.

Apologizing would be the next step in this process. In most cases, it's simply impossible to go back, and to heal past hurts that we have left in the wake. However, as long as the offended parties are still alive, it is never too late to form a sincere apology.

This step takes ABSOLUTE humility. You can only imagine a man or a woman contacting a former spouse, who by this time may even be remarried, to make an apology for foolish actions that may have taken place in the past.  This step is VERY important in the process, and is the ONLY means for getting rid of the guilt that has haunted us for years.

Repentance would be the third and final step in this process.  There is something that is VERY therapeutic about confessing past sins to God, and asking him to not only forgive us, but to also remove the stains of guilt and sorrow that have made it very difficult for us to proceed with our lives.

PLEASE believe me when I tell you this; God, sensing your sincerity, as demonstrated by your honesty, and your willingness to make amends with the offended parties, will ABSOLUTELY lift the load of guilt that has plagued you for years, and you will FINALLY be FREE to go on living the life of health, wealth, and happiness that you deserve.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Stress. As we all know, stress is that silent killer that leads to all sorts of health complications. Today I'd like to just share a few steps that we can each take to alleviate our stress levels. The steps are as follows: exercise, proper diet, proper sleep, and time management.


Now surely it does not take a rocket scientist to understand the effects of exercise on human health. It's one thing to clearly UNDERSTAND the need for exercise, but it's something altogether different, to actually DO it!

So what types of exercise should we do, and how often should we do them? This will come down to a matter of personal goals and preferences.  As a general rule, with regards to health and reducing stress levels, we should each aim to take part in some form of continuous aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, and four days each week.

These exercises could be as simple as brisk walking, or if interested, we can utilize more complex exercises such as biking,elliptical training, or even jumping rope.  The idea is to work off stress, by elevating our heart rates for a CONTINUOUS 30 minute period, with each time out.

Proper Diet

Do you ever feel rushed? Of course you do.  In fact, we all live in this microwave society where we're trained to rush from the moment that we awake first thing each morning, right up until the time that we lie down for bed at night.  This rushing carries right over to our eating.

When it comes to eating, the MAIN change that is often most needed, is that of simply s.l.o.w.i.n.g. DOWN! This of course is EXTREMELY difficult to do, when working in positions where we are granted a half-hour, or LESS to consume the contents within our lunch bags. However, fast eating leads to ALL SORTS of digestive problems.

In addition to slowing down our eating, we should also strive to eliminate (as much as possible) FAST FOODS. Yes, I said it; STEP AWAY FROM THAT BIG MAC! So many of us have developed fast food ADDICTIONS, and you can only BEGIN to imagine the long term effects of a constant diet consisting of fast food.

A very natural alternative would be substituting fruits, vegetables, and/or meal replacement shakes.  Change is ALWAYS difficult. However, when comparing a change of diet, to changes in the state of one's overall HEALTH; it's safe to say that the diet route is the way to go.

Proper Sleep

There are literally THOUSANDS of studies that have been conducted on the correlation between sleep deprivation and illnesses such as: Type "2" diabetes, high blood pressure, weakened immune systems, etc.  With the inception of facebook, Americans are becoming more and more liable to forego sleep, in order to socialize on the worldwide web.

For those of us who wish to maintain a good work/life balance, seven to eight hours of sleep each night would be the ideal target. Sleep literally enhances our ability to deal with the ordinary stressors of life.  When we fail to acquire adequate sleep, we tend to wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and this negative energy follows us throughout the remainder of the day.

I should add here that each of these steps work hand in hand. It's much easier to rest at night when we exercise regularly, and also when maintaining healthy diets. Imagine spending your day sitting around and binge eating fast food, only to find yourself unable to relax at night, due to acid reflux, joint pain, stomach discomfort, etc. This would be a losing situation indeed.

Time Management

This brings us to our last step in the process; time management.  The quickest way to GUARANTEE a horrible day, is to wake up late, and to find yourself running behind to work. Murphy is sure to show up in these situations. You WILL lose your car keys. You WILL spill coffee on your shirt. You WILL have difficulty getting your vehicle to start, and you WILL end up stuck in traffic.

When you finally do arrive to work, covered in coffee stains, completely dishoveled, and daring anyone to knock the ENORMOUS chip from your shoulder, things are SURE to go downhill from this point.  All of this could be avoided, by your simply waking up as scheduled, and resisting the urge to hit the snooze button.

This same rule applies to the rest of our daily activities. It is VERY important that we plan our days, leaving enough time for the possibility of unexpected events. Poor time management can literally wreck havoc in our mental and physical health.

By taking each of the four steps shared here, we can extend our lives for YEARS. Simple steps that lead to MASSIVE change, is the idea here. I would like to wish you the best of luck, and I certainly do hope that you are able to experience immediate changes in your overall stress levels.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


"AAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!" Do you wake up from time to time feeling like just screaming, "AAAAGGGGHHHH???!!!" We live in a very stressful, demanding society. The financial demands of these times have resulted in high turnover on jobs, higher divorce rates, increasing rates of individuals with mental health issues, and even suicides.

The key to surviving with the constant demands of this day, is to develop the ability to spot opportunities, and to CAPITALIZE upon these opportunities, with NO HESITATION!

With roughly 75% of the American population living paycheck to paycheck, the status quo has clearly failed us all. Thus, it is very obvious that we have to accept responsibility for our financial lives on a very PERSONAL basis.

The fact of the matter is that MILLIONS of Americans are one or two missed paychecks away from being homeless. Now it would be very easy for each of us to close our eyes to reality, and to act as if this threat is not VERY real.

So this brings us right back to the idea of, "Opportunity." I pulled up the dictionary definition for the word, and this is what I came up with;A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something;A chance for employment or promotion.

Now there are all SORTS of factors that could prevent one from acquiring promotions, and/or advancement in a normal workplace. There are issues with racism, sexism, nepotism, and various additonal glass ceilings in many organiztions today.

As a result of these glass ceilings, millions of Americans are now creating home based businesses, and the majority of these businesses center around the network marketing industry. This is the ONLY industry where you can take a VERY small amount of capital, and use it to create your dreams!!

Although I am a personal distributor of the Body By Vi-90 Day Challenge with Visalus, due to the explosive growth, excellent mix of products, extensive support systems, and unlimited advancement opportunities; there are a million other network marketing companies that are also out there, and that are experiencing a great deal of success.

I would like to provide each of my readers with a PERSONAL challenge today. This challenge comes in the form of five questions:

1. If you were to suddenly lose your job TODAY, in a job market that is taking new applicants on average 6-12 months to find new work; how would this impact your life?

2. Do you have an emergency fund saved away, in the event that something should suddenly go wrong with your family?

3. How much time are you spending on average each day, worrying about money?

4. Would an extra $1,500-3,000 per month, on a very part-time basis, remove some of your stress?

5. If I were to present you with an opportunity to earn an additional $1,500-3,000 per month, and to demonstrate to you that MILLIONS of Americans from blue & white collar jobs alike ARE ALREADY DOING THIS; would you take advantage of the opportunity?

I would like to close this article by inviting you to visit my website: After reviewing the information within the site, you will be presented with an opportunity to join the challenge, as either a customer, or as a business partner.

This is your opportunity. This is your chance to create the life that you've always wanted. This is anything but a scam. Feel free to research the Visalus organization. Read about the MILLIONS of Americans JUST LIKE YOU, who are changing their LIVES by taking action, and by capitalizing upon this opportunity.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me either by email (, or at the number posted on my site. I want this for you, perhaps even more than you desire it for yourself!!! LET'S GO

The Vi Life

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How Written Goals Can Impact Your Life

A wealthy man makes you an offer that literally BLOWS YOUR SOCKS OFF!! The wealthy man is prepared to pay you one MILLION dollars, if you can carry out a particular feat. He wants you to hop into a car, and drive from your house to the home of Los Angeles Laker's star Kobe Bryant, and if you can make it to Kobe's home within four days, you will receive the money.

There is one catch to this equation. The man hands you Kobe's address, and tells you that you are not allowed to use any maps, GPS systems, or directional graphs, AND you are not allowed to stop at any point to request directions. Would you take this man up on his offer? Perhaps some of you would be silly enough to accept the offer, but I believe that it's pretty safe to assume that you would NOT make it to your destination.

I'm sure that this story sounds RIDICULOUS, and any reasonable person would not even CONSIDER striking out on such a mission. Yet MILLIONS of men and women in America are striking out on similar missions on a daily basis. When we establish a dream, and we fail to invest any time in asking for directions (reading books from individuals who have already realized our dreams), or utilizing a GPS system (written goals); we are SURE to fall short of our desired objectives.

So this brings us right back to the main topic of this particular blog: WRITING DOWN GOALS & ACTION STEPS.  Our goals or dreams serve as our desired destinations.  Our action steps serve as the GPS system that orders our steps and dictates our directions.

For the sake of clarity, I'm going to lay out an example here of how to apply reading, writing goals, and deveoping the action steps necessary to achieve those goals. "Well Winslow" one would say, "What does reading have to do with any of this?" I'll get around to that. Let's just start by saying that reading is fundamental to achieving success in ANY area of life.


Johnny is scheduled to be married on Saturday of the coming week. Johnny has witnessed a number of failed marriages in his life, and he is bound and determined not to fail at marriage.


Johnny's goal is to become the best husband that he can be.


Johnny visits his local library, and checks out the following five books:
  • Men Are From Mars. Women Are From Venus
  • His Needs. Her Needs
  • The Five Love Languages
  • For Men Only
  • Communication Miracles For Couples

As a result of his stopping to ask for directions (from those who have already realized his dream), Johnny is now armed with great deal of knowledge, that he can apply, in creating the following action steps.

Action Steps

Johnny is now at the stage where he is prepared to punch his desired destination into his GPS, so that he will arrive safely at his desired destination, within an established time period.

From his readings, Johnny has established the following action steps, or habits that he ABSOLUTELY has to develop and implement in order to be a GREAT husband.
  1. Keep God first, and pray with his wife daily
  2. Spend quality one-on-one time with his wife on a daily basis
  3. Establish great listening skills. Spend less time talking, and more time listening.
  4. Never say anything when angry, that he will regret at a later time.
  5. Maintain a consistent level of intimacy at all times.
  6. Never invite outsiders into the personal business of his marriage
  7. Keep his wife involved in all family business dealings
  8. Compliment his wife often
  9. Establish habits of good hygiene around the house
  10. If ever caught between spending time with his wife or his friends, ALWAYS side with the wife.
Now Johnny could very easily have set out with HIS OWN interpretation of what it meant to be a good husband, but he would SURELY have met failure. However, he understood the PROCESS of identifying goals, seeking assistance in the way of knowledge, WRITING DOWN the necessary action steps, and last; making a commitment to follow through on these established action steps.

I certainly hope that this information will be of some help to you. The practice of establishing and WRITING OUT personal goals, seeking knowledge, WRITING OUT action steps, and last: FOLLOWING THROUGH on those action steps can be applied with great success to ANY area of life. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR PURSUIT!!

The Benefits of Creating a Homebased Business Through Network Marketing

Research shows that close to 70% of Americans are completely dissatisified with their careers.  There could be any number of reasons for this lack of satisfaction on the job, including: wrong fit, bad leadership, long hours, lack of pay, poor work/life balance, and/or lack of advancement opportunities.  However, through my personal research, I've found that one of the main reasons for this dissatisfaction is the lack of freedom for most individuals to fully utilize their skills and abilities, due to business structure, business policies, and/or corporate politics.

This brings us to the value of starting home based businesses, and in this particular case, I am referring to network or direct sales marketing.  When you decide to join a network marketing organization, you receive all of the benefits associated with business ownership, including: tax breaks, the freedom to design your own career path, the ability to recruit individuals into your organization, freedom to design your own marketing approach, freedom to establish your own schedue, and last, the ability to FULLY maximize your TRUE potential.

When considering any major change in life, the element of fear will always be present.  However, the way to overcome fear is to ask yourself this question, "What is there to fear?" Most people who are hesitant to join network marketing organizations, usually lack the small amount of capital necessary for entry.

The one thing that you should consider if you are in this boat is this: You are likely an educated, highly-skilled individual, who has grown to live past the age of 30-years old. If you are not able to afford the small amount of funds necessary to create your own home based business today, and you continue to do the same things that you've always done, then when WILL you be able to afford to make this move?

I just wanted to kick this morning off with a brief note of encouragement. Like you, I also grew up being trained to work a nine-to-five, and to place all of my dependency, hopes for my future, and future trust in employers. However, I reached a point where I realized that I wanted something more. I wanted more control. I wanted more freedom. I wanted to take OWNERSHIP of something.

I am ABSOLUTELY not knocking the idea of working a full-time job.  What I am doing, however, is introducing you to the concept of working on your job by day, and working on your DREAM by night. Most people are CAUGHT between their dreams and their jobs. The idea of working a job for 30 years, retiring, and then receiving a pen and a 401K plan, is simply no longer realistic in this unstable economy.

Again, this is simply information for you to consider in your free time. If the information within this article makes sense to you, and you are READY, and INTERESTED in taking CONTROL of your future, creating the life that you and your children DESERVE, and in taking OWNERSHIP of your financial well-being, then don't HESITATE to contact me at, so that WE can get you started RIGHT AWAY.

"If you live for weekends and vacations, then it is time to admit that your system is broken, and that you are in need of a different approach to life."-unknown

Monday, November 14, 2011


"The achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time." This is the dictionary definition for the word CONSISTENCY. One of the greatest weaknesses in our country today, is the inability of the majority of American citizens to put forth a consistent effort in most areas of life. The results of these inconsistencies are as follows:
  1. High collegiate drop-out rates
  2. High divorce rates
  3. Roughly 75% of the American population living check to check
  4. Underwhelming performance in the workplace
  5. Sickness, disease, and premature deaths
  6. Broken New Year's resolutions, etc.
Focusing particularly on the health and wellness aspects of this topic, gyms across the country experience exponential growth in the months of December and January, on an regular basis.  Many of these new members are attempting to act upon New Year's resolutions, and this excitement, commitment, and work usually begins to lose it's momentum at some point prior to the month of March.

So why is this? When it comes to matters of health, most people tend to start out with unrealistic expectations from the jump. A man sees the robust image of his favorite male actor in a romantic movie, and he ATTACKS THE GYM WITH VIGOR, in hopes of developing an identical body within.......ten days!!!!!!!!!! When the man fails to see comparable results within this ten day period, he quits working out altogether.

I used a male figure in the example above, but this same analogy could just as easily have been applied to a female. A much more productive and realistic approach for the members of both sexes would be to commit to regular exercise, healthy eating, and discipline, as a CONSISTENT WAY OF LIFE.

I read an article recently about Boxing great, "Floyd Mayweather." In this article, Mayweather shared the fact that he trains year round, with or without fights on his schedule. As a result of this STRICT, and CONSISTENT discipline, Mayweather has a 42-0 record, and is arguably the greatest fighter in the history of the sport.

It is also much better for individuals who are looking to get fit, to focus on establishing consistent disciplines, as opposed to stepping on the scales on a weekly basis.  If we can commit to showing up to our gyms on a regular basis, avoiding fast foods, getting proper sleep, receiving the necessary nutrition for our bodies (via shakes & supplements), and MAINTAIN each of these behaviors on a CONSISTENT basis, we would literally be MESMERIZED by the results!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Why Visalus? Why Body by Vi? Here's Why. GET IN THE GAME!!!

Upon making the decision to join the network marketing/direct sales business months ago, I set out on a personal mission to perform a great deal of research on several of the top network marketing companies. In considering which company would be the best fit for me, I compared products, support systems, customer impact, and overall compensation.

At the conclusion of all of my research, I settled upon an upstart company called Visalus. Visalus which sponsors the "Body by Vi" challenge was very strong in each of the areas that I had factored into my overall decision.

Visalus Sciences is committed to offering the highest quality, cutting-edge health and wellness products, delivered with the assurance to uphold maximum safety and quality standards.

Comprehensive research and development is critical to the success of Visalus products.  Top tier scientists who are completely dedicated to creating innovative science-based nutraceuticals, backed by a tremendous amount of research, are in place to ensure that Visalus customers are receiving the best nutritional health and wellness benefits to fit their everyday needs.

Support Systems

The most attractive component within the Visalus opportunity is the vast support system that is in place for new distributors, and/or customers. Visalus is not just another network marketing company. It's a place where distributors and customers connect, foster friendships, share with others, and help others establish healthier methods of living.

These relationships are fostered through extensive training and support, as well as national conventions, team building events, and a new online community called Vi-Net. This online community allows new distributors to communicate with more seasoned pros within the business, in addition to the support received from the individuals who have sponsored these new reps into the business.

Customer Impact

One of the keys to succeeding in any network marketing opportunity, is for distributors to have passion for, and confidence in the products and services that they are offering. Research shows that more than 300,000 Americans die each year, due to obesity. Visalus provides distributors with the opportunity to directly impact the health and lives of their customers.  This is a very satisfying experience.

Overall Compensation Plan

The compensation plan at Visalus is second to none.  The opportunity provides distributors the ability to earn money in eight different methods. The methods for earning income are as follows:
  1. Direct Sales & Personal Customer Commissions
  2. First Order Bonus
  3. Weekly Enroller's Pool
  4. Fast Start Bonus
  5. Team Commissions
  6. BMW Bonus
  7. Leadership Pool Bonus
  8. Ambassador Star Bonus

Visalus has experienced 3,000% growth over the course of the past 18 months, with 50% of top producers being under the age of 40. The numbers for ViSalus are certainly remarkable, and anyone who does their research can see how fast this company is growing. Network marketers who join now will be part of one of the fastest growing health and wellness companies in history.

Millions and millions of Americans are now realizing the freedom and opportunities that come along with network marketing, and home based business. I would like to invite you at this time to become a distributor with the organization. If interested, you can contact me directly at, or by phone at 517-784-6378.

I'll be looking forward to hearing from you.

ViSalus Compensation plan overview

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Hulk Hogan Promoting the Visalus 90 Day Challenge

What Is ViSalus?

Pyramids vs. Pyramids

The image shared above represents the traditional corporate organizational chart. Located at the very top of the chart is the company's Chief Executive Officer. The man/woman in this position generally earns millions of dollars each year in salary, stock options, and performance bonuses.

The next tier in this organizational chart represents the various Vice-Presidents within the company.  Individuals serving in this position generally earn between $500,000-$1,000,000 anually. The Chief Executive Officer focuses exclusively upon creating the vision of the company, and implementing strategic plans for growth, while the Vice-Presidents generally work more hands on with middle management.

The third tier in this image represents middle management. Individuals serving in this position typically earn between $60,000-$150,000 annually, depending upon job speciality, and levels of responsibility.  The middle managers oversee the employees, and/or general laborers, and report directly to the Vice-Presidents.

The fourth and final tier in this image represents most Americans. At this level, the average salary is $45,000 per year, and individuals at this level are often broke, busted, and disgusted. In fact, research shows that 75% of the American population lives paycheck to paycheck.

Individuals serving at this level are generally thought to be of very little value to the major corporations. Thus, when companies focus on making budget cuts, these are the individuals who are usually downsized, outsourced, reorganized, etc: all fancy words for FIRED!

So how does network marketing fit into this equation? Network marketing is the wave of the future.  Individuals who are tired of smashing their heads into glass ceilings, which are very common in many corporate environments, are taking control of their own destinies by joining various network marketing organizations, and by doing so, are completely stepping away from the traditional corporate methods of operations.

One of the more common objections to network marketing is that, "It is a pyramid scheme." Does network marketing utilize a pyramid format? Absolutely. The one major difference in network marketing when compared to a corporate pyramid, however, is that upon joining a network marketing operation, YOU are strategically placed at the TOP of the organizational chart.

As YOU build YOUR organization, YOU are then in position to strategically place your vice-presidents, middle-managers, and general laborers within your organization. You also have the power to set other Chief Executive Officers in place, and to assist them with establishing their own organizations and organizational charts.

In network marketing, as opposed to waiting for annual performance reviews, and praying that someone in middle management finds you worthy of receiving a 5% raise, you can dictate your own income, by your levels of activity, in terms of: selling your products and services, recruiting individuals into your organization, and retaining your customers with extensive follow-up.

Harriet Tubman was once complimented for freeing as many as 900 slaves. Upon receiving the compliment, Tubman responded by stating that she could have freed thousands more, if only they had realized that they were slaves.

The dictionary defines the word "SLAVE" as-A person who works very hard without proper remuneration or appreciation: A person who is excessively dependent upon or controlled by something.

The term SLAVE has an EXTREMELY harsh ring to it. Thus, if you were to ask most Americans if they were slaves, they would likely respond with a resounding, "NO!!!!" However, if you were to ask these same individuals if they believed that they were receiving proper remuneration or appreciation on the job, or if they were excessively dependent upon their employers, I can assure you that the response would be considerably different.

By no means am I knocking full-time employment, and those of us who work full-time positions are truly blessed to have consistent paychecks in today's economy. However, the time has come for us to take charge of our own futures (on a part-time basis), and to take back SOME of the control that we have yielded in our lives over the years. We can do this through network marketing.

“Network marketing is the big wave of the future. It’s taking the place of franchising, which now requires too much capital for the average person.”Jim Rohn, best-selling author, and motivational speaker.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Prosperity is All Encompassing

Whenever we hear the term, "PROSPERITY" the first thing that typically comes to mind is money.  Although it is true that prosperity is the state of flourishing , thriving, success, and good fortune; prosperity also includes such things as emotional and physical health, and family. 

The average divorce rate in America today is roughly 52%, and yet the #1 cause of divorce in this country is money. One of the greatest mistakes that is unfortunately common to men and women across the United States is that of prioritizing what APPEARS to be prosperity (financial gain) above and beyond the values that actually matter, and that would ultimately result in true happiness.

One of the benefits of entrepreneurship is the flexibility of scheduling, that SHOULD allow business owners the freedom necessary to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, while also tending to business matters.

Unfortunately, divorce is extremely common among entreprenuers as many fail to properly negotiate this business/finance/life balance.  Great leaders within the network marketing industry such as the late Jim Rohn, Les Brown, and others often stress the importance of allowing spouses and various family members to share in the vision of creating new businesses.

I read a book recently titled, "Winning" by Jack Welch (former CEO of GE), and in the book, Welch shared that his hunger and thirst for success had resulted in three divorces, and a great deal of pain. It quickly became apparent while reading this book, that somewhere along the way, Welch had lost sight of the actual definition for the word prosperity.

The best way to avoid falling victim to the pursuit of money, is to establish a clear set of values to be used along the journey to success. Once we have identified the things that really hold true value for us in life, if we use these values as sort of an internal GPS to guide us along the way, we are sure to meet success across the board in life, and to truly enjoy prosperity in the true definition of the word.

3rd John 1:2-Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.