Saturday, November 24, 2007

Recruiting Leaders

Hello Everyone,

This past week I had the privilege of hosting two of our top recruiting leaders. Prudencio and David are winners in every sense of the word. Both have sponsored over 40 new frontline franchise owners this year. I invested a few hours to ask them the secrets to their success. Why are they so successful bringing new people into our business? They both gave me the same answer: "excitement and passion!". Both David and Prudencio have a strong conviction about the Unicity products and the power they have to change lives for the better. But they both know that our products won't do any good unless we go out and tell our story with passion and excitement. Too many people miss great opportunities and don't realize their own potential because they don't take action. One of the key leaders upline to Prudencio and David is Tony and Tony has a basic philosophy he teaches to all the people in his organization. Tony's philosophy goes by the acronym of "TTP" and that stands for "Talk to People." That really is what it all boils down to, we have the best products and the best tools and if you will just go out and talk to people you will have the same kind of success that Prudencio and David are having.

All the best,

Saturday, November 17, 2007

It is worth it!


In my last entry I stated that while building the business may not be easy, it surely will be worth it. This picture is taken with my wife's cell phone from our dinner table. We met in Hawaii, after my visit to Japan, to spend a few days celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. As I thought about our 30 years together I couldn't help but think about the last 17 years in Unicity. The first two years were very hard, the next five or six were better, but still hard. As the years rolled by the business became easier and the financial rewards just got bigger. Everything I dreamed would happen for me did happen. It took time and it took working hard and working smart but it did happen. It was worth it to me, it will be for you too!

All the best,

Thursday, November 15, 2007

November 10, 2007
Tokyo, Japan

Hello everyone,

I finished up this visit to Japan with some great meetings in Nagoya and Tokyo. In Nagoya we met with the leadership group for the area in a roundtable setting and had some powerful discussions. There are some very strong and intelligent leaders in this market. I expect big things to happen in the coming months in Nagoya. On the next two days we held meetings in Tokyo. The energy level was very high and the buzz about Unicity Japan has clearly started to attract new leaders to our company. It is exciting to meet the people that are coming on board. One new leader was an Olympic figure skater for Japan and she is applying the same discipline to building her Unicity business as she did to becoming a world class figure skater.

My message in Tokyo was simply this: Recruiting is the key to success in Unicity. Yes we need to build our customer base, and yes we need to support our teams with good training and motivation. But our most important goal is leadership and leaders lead by example. If you want to create financial independence in any business you must create leverage, and for you to have leverage in our business you need duplication. For duplication to occur you need people in the business. In the end it all comes down to bringing people in to the business—are you doing that? I hope so because the rewards are so very worth it.

All the best,
Kitazuka-san and me

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pictures from Osaka

Some of our Osaka, Japan Salon staff.

Asada-san was the host and leader for our first meeting.

Kimura-san was the leader of our second meeting in Osaka.

A willing volunteer during my presentation!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Going from Good to Great!

November 7th, 2007
Osaka, Japan

Greetings and welcome to the first entry of my Unicity blog. I have decided that this may be the best way for me to stay in regular communication with all of you and to share what I am doing and learning as we grow this great company together.

It has been said that leaning from your own experience is good but learning from another’s experience is even better. I certainly hope that you will benefit from my experiences. The commitment I will make to you now is to provide timely updates of the progress we are enjoying, the key points that we learn and links to valuable research and insights from other wise and reliable sources.

When I became CEO in February of 2006 I made a commitment to myself that still burns as brightly today as it did on the day it was first made. That commitment is to build with you and for you the best direct marketing business in the world. Our motto and mission is to “Make Life Better” and I take that mission very seriously. In the grand scheme of things there is really nothing more important in life than to make life better for people. None of us can gain more satisfaction in our lives than from doing good to and for others. Money doesn't bring happiness unless it is well used to benefit others. Fame doesn’t bring happiness unless it is used to influence the improvement of the lives of others. Nothing brings us more happiness and satisfaction than making life better for the people in our circle of influence.

At Unicity we make life better in three specific ways. 1. We help people feel better through our products and our support, 2. we help people look better in the same way and, perhaps most important, 3. we help people live better by teaching and supporting them in the building of their own business.

In the past 22 months we have refocused the company. We have built a team of corporate leaders that are committed to providing the most exceptional and supportive environment possible. While much progress has been made we are not where we need to be yet, and you can be sure that we are burning the midnight oil to get there ASAP.

In the coming weeks I will share with you some of the keys to building your business to levels you had never dreamed were possible. Our topics will include:

1. Building confidence in yourself and building belief in others
2. Building an international business without leaving your hometown
3. Leading from the heart AND the mind
4. Pitfalls of the passionate—KISS

I will also take your questions and where appropriate answer them in the weekly blog entry.

The sun is just starting to rise here in Japan so it is time to get working on the business here. I will sign off for now and look forward to sharing some new experiences and observations with you in the days ahead. In the meantime please look at the information shared at this link. I think you will find it useful.

All the best,
Stewart Hughes