Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Destinations and Activities

Unicity Home Office
Orem, Utah, USA

On Friday we enjoyed the visit of five of our franchise partners. It was great to see some old friends and make some new ones. This group of leaders are from Wisconsin and they are on fire with Bios Life.

Paul Kero is the upline leader to the group and one of my great friends. He and I worked closely together when I was a distributor. In fact Paul and I flew my airplane from Salt Lake City to the St. Louis convention in 1998. It was great fun for me to have a former American Airlines Captain flying “co-pilot” with me. Paul spent some time on that flight teaching me the key principle of staying focused on the flight instruments when flying through the clouds and stormy weather.

I have never forgotten that lesson. All of us will find ourselves in stormy weather from time to time. What we think about, and stay focused on, will determine whether we sail right through the clouds or panic and crash our airplane. When I was building my business as a franchise owner I had some days, and even some weeks and months, where I was flying in cloudy weather. I was able to stay in the air and reach my destination because I stayed focused on my activity goals.

I believe there are two types of goals. There are destination goals and activity goals. Destination goals are those big goals that you dream about and visualize daily to keep your enthusiasm high and your perspective correct. Activity goals are those actions you have determined that lead to success.

Patrick, Kelly, Brent, Peter, Stewart, Bill, Kent, and Paul

In my franchise owner days my activity goals were summed up under the heading: The Three 3s. I made a commitment to invite 3 people to look at my business every day, to present the business details to prospective distributors at least 3 times per week and to enroll at least 3 new distributors each month. The Three 3s were my flight instruments that kept me in the air flying toward my big goals even in stormy weather. What are your flight instruments?

All the best,

Friday, December 7, 2007

2007 MLB Academy Korea

Make Life Better Academy
Vivaldi Park, Korea

We just finished a great three day leadership training here in Korea. 700 leaders gathered at this beautiful ski resort and listened to top leaders teach great concepts. The Bios Life Franchise was launched and USA Presidential Diamond Rick Jordan taught the principles he has used to become one of the top leaders in Unicity International worldwide. Topics such as the importance of consistent daily action. We also had some great fun skiing and enjoying the hot springs and spa.

The key theme of this year’s MLB Academy was preparing for, and building towards, the global convention to be held in September 2008 in Pusan, Korea. They are looking at the global convention as the most important launching pad for their businesses they may ever have. The Korean leaders know the power of events in our business. When you attend events you build your belief in the business, the products and yourself. The bigger the event the more power it has to launch your business. The key, of course, is the leverage you get from having as many people as possible attend with you. The cumulative increase in belief drives your business in to the next level.

The leaders also talked about the need for unity and I was impressed with the unity of the different Korean leaders and how they committed themselves to support one another regardless of organization. It is true a rising tide does lift all the boats on the water. As we all work together and treat other people the way we would like to be treated magic happens in our lives and in our businesses.
During this event we made a very significant management change in Korea. Christopher Kim has been our General Manager in Korea for the last three years. He has done a super job building the business there and was recently promoted to Vice President, Asia Pacific. He will provide oversight to Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. I want to express my appreciation once again for the truly outstanding work Christopher has done in building the business in Korea. The leaders have a great love for Christopher and are sad to see him move back to the USA, but they are pleased that he will still be involved in the market as the regional VP. Our new GM in Korea is Bobby Kim. Bobby has spent this last year as a sales manager in Korea and been integral to the continuity of growth that has occurred in the last twelve months. I believe Bobby Kim will be every bit as successful as Christopher, yet he will do things in his own way.

I am grateful to be associated with so many outstanding individuals. In fact, who we spend our time with plays such a powerful role in what we become. Choose your friends and associates wisely.

All the best,

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Amazing Thailand

It is Monday morning here in Bangkok, Thailand. We just held the Unicity Thailand National Convention. It was an amazing experience to see thousands of motivated people all working hard to build their own businesses and make their dreams become their reality. In fact, the theme of the Convention was "Dare to Dream".

We launched our new product for the Thailand market - an all-natural proprietary blend of aloe, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes. "Reviv" was met with tremendous excitement! We had 5000 bottles shipped by air to be in Bangkok for the event and sold them all in the 90 minute lunch break. The main shipment of Reviv (pronounced "Revive") will arrive in about eight days and will probably be completely pre-sold before it even arrives. This product is hot and will be coming to other markets soon.

There were several major achievements in rank advancements at the Convention, but the most significant was a new Diamond by the name of Rasa. Rasa is a 35 year young woman who has never been involved with network marketing before Unicity, but in just thirty months she has built a million dollar business. You cannot imagine how her life has changed and the respect that is shown her by all her partners. What an inspiring story. Everyone was emotional by the end of her recognition. I don't think I will ever be the same. If Rasa can do it then you can do it!

On Friday night we had dinner at the home of our top leader in Thailand. He and his wife just finished building their beautiful dream home. It was featured in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine of Thailand. I have included some pictures for you. When the home show editor asked him how much his new home cost Joe replied, "500 Baht." That is about 20USD. When the editor questioned Joe about the price, he simply explained that 500 Baht is the cost to become a distributor with Unicity, so that was the cost of his new home. What a great answer! That 500 Baht that Joe and Orn invested to start their Unicity business is truly the investment that just keeps giving and giving as they continue to build their international business.

This is an amazing country and these are amazing people! I have learned what can be done in Unicity if dreams are followed by consistent and dedicated action.

Now I am off to Korea for the annual Make Life Better Academy. I will write more from Seoul.

All the best,