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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year

Happy New Year!

Hopefully each of you has taken time with family and other loved ones over these past couple of weeks. I also hope that you have been thinking about your goals for 2009. A new year is a great time to make big changes in your life--you can do it anytime but the changing of a year seems to add power to the process.

It has been said that a person should make "no small goals as they do not have the power to inspire" and I have certainly found that to be true. So don't settle for little goals, rather make your mind up to do something truly significant. You may want to get really fit or drive your income to four or five times its current level. Whatever it is make sure the thought of it makes your heart beat faster and your imagination go wild.

One word of caution: don't pay too much attention to the news media. Negative stuff can really mess with your mind and cause you to fail in your goals. Unfortunately most of our news is negative and frankly it doesn't do you much, if any good, to hear it or see it--especially over and over again. So make your own news and be the star of your own movie and make sure it is positive. Let's go out and all have a great 2009--together!

All the best,
Stewart

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fat Season?

Are you suffering from too many sweets and too many parties? I am! This time of year is a tough time to avoid putting on extra pounds of fat. When someone gives me a special treat they made or purchased "just for me" I feel an obligation to eat at least some of it--and sometimes when I get started I just don't want to stop. After a few days of this I suddenly realized that I was moving the wrong direction. I knew I had to make a change and fast.

I don't know how it is with you but with me it is easier to discipline myself TO do something as opposed to disciplining myself to NOT do something. So I made this vow for the rest of the holiday season: Never eat anything unless I drink a Slim first. When I made this vow a couple of good things happened. First, the normal benefits of Slim kicked in and I didn't eat so much and I kept those Fat Burning Zones open. Second, I didn't eat as often. I love Slim but I didn't want to drink 15 servings a day. So now when someone gives me a treat I say: "Thank you, as soon as I have my Bios Life Slim I will enjoy some of this." Try it--its working for me.

Have you seen the news lately? Obesity is truly a global epidemic. Read this article for a strong dose of motivation.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/175954

Enjoy the holidays but don't let them destroy your progress--if you start today with your New Year's resolution think how much farther along you will be when January 1st comes! You can do it by making Slim your partner with everything you eat.

All the best,
Stewart

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Japan

We just finished a couple of high powered days in Japan. Every two months we hold a recruiting contest and the top five recruiters for each two month contest are invited to a special Saturday experience. We call it "Secret Saturday" because the winners don't find out where they are going or what they are doing until it happens. Last contest the winners went treasure hunting and were taught how to make pottery from professionals. This time the winners were given a special private dinner at Tokyo Disney World and then got to attend the Cirque Du Soleil. That show is amazing!

Tonight we just finished our Christmas dinner and party with the top 400 leaders. These leaders gathered to Tokyo from all over Japan. We had a great time reviewing the past year and making our commitments for 2009. It was obvious to me that these leaders feel like 2009 is the year for Japan to really breakout. In fact one leader said: "2007 was Thailand's year, 2008 was Europe's year but 2009 is going to Japan's year. Just listening to these dynamic leaders made me feel pretty confident that 2009 will be a great year in Unicity Japan.

The really important question is "What kind of year will 2009 be for you?

All the best,
Stewart

Friday, December 12, 2008

Korea


I enjoyed a great day with our top leaders in Korea on Thursday. We spent time reviewing what it will take for them to rise to even higher levels of success in 2009. We all agreed that 2008 was a great year--in fact it was the best year ever for Korea--but 2009 should be better. One of the resources we studied in our discussion was the principles taught in Jim Collins' book "Good to Great". If you haven't read this book lately I suggest you take time over the holidays to do it. I think it may help you with your 2009 goal planning and setting.

We also enjoyed a wonderful dinner together. As we talked that evening one comment kept coming up: trust. Several of the leaders told me that they beleived their business had grown so well in 2008 because of the increase in trust they had in the company. I was reminded of the new book I had just read called "The Speed of Trust" written by Stephen R. Covey. In this book the author reminds the reader of how slow and hard business transactions can be when there is no trust. He also teaches that with trust everything speeds up. Building trust takes time to do but once you have it everything good starts moving very fast. This may be another book to read over the holidays.

All the best,

Stewart

Monday, December 8, 2008

Burning Desire!

I am in between planes on the way to Asia and decided to share a thought with you. Lately I have been thinking about all the publicity certain self-development DVDs and CDs have been getting in the media. It seems like everywhere I go people tell me about the "Law of Attraction" and how it's going to change their personal world. Now I believe very much in the power of positive thinking but I have learned that this element is just one element in the process of success. It is critically important to think positive but if that is all you do it won't be enough. Along with the Law of Attraction there is another law: The Law of ACTION! Without applying this law your measure of success will be very small and not at all what you might have enjoyed.

Thinking positive--in the right way--will lead to effective action and that action will lead to success. How does one think positive in the right way? It all comes down to creating a "Burning Desire" in your heart. Goals start in your mind but need to be adopted by your heart before you are driven to the kind of action that will lead you to the fulfillment of them. This concept of a burning desire is explained in the classic book on success: "Think and Grow Rich". Don't be confused by the title. This book is not just about money it is about living the life of your dreams. Being "rich" means more than just having money--it means being fully actualized in your personal potential. Get this book (you can find a copy in any library or at any used book store) and read chapter two. Start creating a "Burning Desire" now and watch the "Law of Action" produce the quality life you desire.

All the best,
Stewart

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Feeling Better?

I discovered early in my life that maintaining your positive mental outlook was essential to success. All of us are confronted with challenges and problems on our way to our goals. Some people manage to stay strong and upbeat no matter what challenges confront them. Unfortunately many other people crumble like an old cookie at the first touch of a challenge or problem. Why?

I used to think it was in the DNA. I thought that those who could keep their "Game Face" on and work their way through their problems were somehow different than those who didn't. Thankfully I learned that this was not true. All of us have the capacity to maintain a positive mental attitude and to do what is necessary to reach our our most desired goals. How? It's simple--just understand that while feelings can influence actions, actions can also influence feelings. And it is far easier to 'act' yourself into feeling better than it is to 'feel' yourself into acting better. Try it--you will love the sense of control you will get over your own feelings.

More to come...

All the best,
Stewart

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving!

In the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day each year on the the fourth Thursday of November. So tomorrow, November 27th, is our Thanksgiving Day this year. I think most other nations around the world also have a day set aside to remember all of the good that has been given to them, a day to express gratitude.

There is no doubt that most of us have much to be grateful for this year. Certainly success in business is important and can provide many wonderful blessings, but in a deeper and far more fundamental way our hearts turn to blessings other than money and worldly things. Our families, our deeply held beliefs, our health and our opportunities to serve others and to be served by others. These and other considerations are on our minds when we think about gratitude, appreciation and thanksgiving. During this special time of year I think about these great blessings that have been given to me.

One of the more special blessings is my association with each of you. Over the past few years I have made so many new friends and hold those friendships very dear. I have strengthened old friendships and also treasure those associations. My sense of our purpose as a company creates a sustainable source of energy for me and I am very grateful for that. I hope you can feel my appreciation for you and all that you do to make life better for others in your sphere of influence.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Stewart

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Simply Slim Part 2 of 4

As I shared with you in my last posting, our Global Marketing Department is creating some great information to help you share Bios Life Slim with your family and friends. Below is Part Two of how Slim can help you burn fat. Stay tuned for more. Slim continues to sell well in every market in which it has been introduced. I hope you are taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see your business explode!


All the best,
Stewart


Part Two of Four—How a modern diet and lifestyle has transformed the body from a fat burning machine into a fat storing machine.
See if this sounds familiar…
You get up in the morning and want breakfast. Maybe some pancakes with syrup, or some cold cereal with milk. Add some toast with butter and jam. If you’re in a hurry you grab a doughnut or a Pop Tart.
Have you eaten stuff like that for breakfast?
When that breakfast enters your body it’s converted to glucose and rushes into the bloodstream—the more sugary the breakfast, the faster and higher the blood sugar or glucose level rises in your bloodstream.
Your pancreas senses this spike in glucose in your blood. It responds by pumping out insulin and creating an insulin spike in response to the spike in my glucose level.
That surge of insulin works the way it’s supposed to—it opens up the doors to your cells allowing the glucose to enter and feed them—then the excess glucose is stored in your fat cells. Since your cells are feasting on glucose and the extra is being stored away, the glucose level in your blood falls.
But insulin takes a longer time before it detaches from the receptor site and leaves the body. Insulin is a long-chain polypeptide—and is a more complex molecule than glucose. So, it takes more time before it can leave your system. Glucose takes an hour to an hour and a half to spike up and come back down, but insulin takes three to five hours to do that.
In the meantime, your cells need nourishment 24-hours-a-day. However, with lots of insulin in your body, your fat cells can’t release those Free Fatty Acids to feed your cells—even if those cells are starting to want more food.
So what happens an hour or two after breakfast? You start feeling a little irritable, you can’t concentrate, you get tired, and then, the cravings begin! Do you get that way about mid-morning?
There you are, low blood sugar level, you can’t use your stored fat because insulin is still there blocking the way out, and you probably won’t wait 3 to 5 hours in order for your insulin to go away so you can feed your body with my stored fat.
So unfortunately, the obvious answer is to eat something to make your hunger go away and to feel more energetic, and so you grab whatever is around—maybe a Snickers bar from the candy machine. Have you ever done that?
Now, your glucose level spikes back up, which causes your body to release more insulin, which pulls that glucose back down into the cells, and the extra gets stored away in your fat cells again.
But because the insulin level is still high, you’re not able to burn any Free Fatty Acids. In other words, you’re adding to the fat storage, but never taking any out.
Now it’s noon, and you’re really hungry but swamped at work. You grab something quick for lunch. The fast food you eat forces your insulin level back up and the cycle continues into the afternoon!
You end up bathing your body in insulin the entire day. You understand that insulin is important; you have to have it in order to get the glucose out of the bloodstream and into the cells to feed them. But when you have too much insulin in your body for too long, it can create problems.
Your pancreas is straining to produce all that insulin, and that stress is bad. If it gets bad enough, you can develop adult onset diabetes—which nowadays you don’t have to be an adult to get—it’s even happening to children, and is called type 2 diabetes.
Month after month, over a period of years, this sort of cycle can wear out your pancreas, or your body becomes less and less sensitive to insulin so you need more and more of it in order to open the doors of your cells.
What’s more, your body keeps getting fatter and fatter because it’s storing fat at almost every meal but not able to burn much, if any.
That’s how the modern diet and lifestyle works with your body without Bios Life Slim.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Simply Slim Part 1 of 4

Alan in our Global Marketing Department recently wrote the article below for our eNews going to US Franchise Owners. I thought he did such a great job introducing how Bios Life Slim helps our bodies burn fat that I wanted to post it here so more people can see it. Enjoy and learn!

Stewart


Part 1 of 4—Your Perfect Body on the Perfect Diet

The Simple Science of Slim - How Bios Life Slim ignites your personal fat burning zone and fuels your energy.

It’s much easier to gain weight than to lose it. In actuality, it’s not our weight we want to reduce, it’s our size. For example, we don’t buy clothes based on how much we weigh, we buy the clothes that fit our size.
We don’t become slender by losing weight, we slim down by burning away excess fat.
“Diet programs” that promote weight loss actually cause us to lose water and lean muscle—not fat. And when we stop the “program,” we end up gaining that weight back—and usually a little more.
In order to lose fat, it helps to understand how our body stores fat and why it may be hard for our body to let go of the fat that it’s stored.

Perfect Inner Workings Here in Part 1, we’ll see how our perfect body works after eating a perfect meal. Let’s imagine that placed before us is a perfect meal. By perfect, I mean healthy— not something we unwrap, dip in ketchup, and wash down with soda and Oreos.
It doesn’t matter how far from perfection our actual body is, or how fast and fat our last meal was, it’ll help us understand how our body is supposed to work, and our body works best when fed healthy food.
As we eat, our body converts the food into glucose—a simple sugar that travels through our bloodstream. This glucose is food for our cells. Our cells get their energy from glucose—whether it’s a muscle cell, or a brain cell, or a cell in our heart.
Glucose keeps moving through our bloodstream until your body produces a hormone called insulin. As soon as insulin is made by our pancreas, it heads right to little receptor sites on our cells and attaches to them.
Insulin connects to the receptor site, and opens a “door” in the cell so that glucose can come inside and feed the cell. Without insulin, the doors stay closed and no glucose comes inside the cell, so we really need insulin.

Storage Sheds for Glucose If we eat more than we need, our body has a way to handle this problem. Along with our brain cells and muscle cells we also have fat cells. Our cells don’t eat more than they need, so when we have more glucose than our cells need, that excess glucose is stored in our fat cells.
Once the glucose is out of the bloodstream, with the cells having been fed and the excess having been stored away in our fat cells, then insulin closes the doors on your cells, detaches from the cells, and eventually leaves your body.

Food Storage When our body’s cells want to have more energy (glucose), and we don’t have any food handy, our fat cells come to the rescue. The glucose that was stored in them is converted into molecules called Free Fatty Acids.
These Free Fatty Acids can go right back into the bloodstream. They don’t need insulin to open all those doors, they go right in, that’s why we call them Free Fatty Acids. Free Fatty Acids efficiently feed us at the cellular level—we have energy and strength even though there was no glucose.

The simple explanation of this is that our body is burning away stored, excess fat to meet its own needs. That is how your body works in a perfect world. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world eating perfect meals with our perfect body. Most of us store too much fat and don’t burn enough. Part 2 of Simply Slim will tell us how our bodies work with our modern, not-so-healthy diets.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Questions and Answers


A week ago we held a special reward day for some of our emerging new leaders in Japan. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the events of that day but I was thrilled with the report I received from Mr. Brian Lee our Senior Vice President over Global Resources.

In the course of the day one very smart and talented young leader, Kaori Tamiya (age 21), asked Brian to pass along the following questions to me. I thought they were great questions and decided to answer them in this posting to my blog.

Here are her questions and my answers.

1—What was your biggest problem as a distributor with Unicity?

I had the same challenges all new distributors have. My biggest problem was that I worried too much about what other people thought about me. When I didn’t stay focused on my goal and allowed these negative thoughts to get control of my mind it caused me to slow down in my progress and become less effective in the work that I did. Fortunately, I quickly learned to think only about what I wanted to have happen in my life and to keep my belief in myself and Unicity high. This discipline allowed me to reach my goals and ignore the noise that would try to distract me.

2—What made you the most happy in your time as a distributor?

I was most happy when I was able to help other people reach their goals. Seeing people in my organization become stronger and more financially independent gave me great happiness.

3—Who did you first talk to about Unicity?

My first contacts as a distributor were to my most successful friends. I knew that to be successful I had to associate myself with people who knew how to be successful and had the discipline to do what was necessary to succeed. I was new and inexperienced in Unicity but I didn’t hide that from anyone I talked to, I just shared the facts of the business and the products with all the enthusiasm I had and let people choose for themselves. Most of the people I talked with in those early days didn’t join me, but some did, and all were impressed with my passion and commitment. Some of those who said “no” in the first year changed their mind and joined me in the following years. Enthusiasm and passion are very important and people always remember the people that have those two qualities.

4—What is your favorite product from Unicity?

My favorite product is Bios Life. The first product I ever sold in this business was Bios Life and over the years the formula has just gotten better and better. The new Bios Life Slim is an absolutely amazing product that has changed thousands of lives already and will eventually benefit millions of people. I have lost 5 inches off my own waistline and feel better than I have for 30 years.

5—How has that favorite product changed you?

Bios Life has impacted me in so many positive ways. First of all are the health benefits. I mentioned the fat loss already but I need to mention the benefit of improved cholesterol levels too. My overall cholesterol level dropped from 206 to 144 in the first 45 days I used Bios Life back in 1991. It has stayed down around 150 ever since—in fact I just had my blood tests done a few weeks ago and my cholesterol level was 151. At Unicity we see this sort of result so often we have become a little too used to it. Sometimes we don’t appreciate how amazing this product really is. We have the best overall health product for all people to be found anywhere in the world—I am absolutely convinced of it!

I have also benefited from seeing others improve their health and enjoy a much longer and higher quality of life. And finally I must mention the financial benefits that have come to me from Bios Life. It would take too long to describe all the wonderful things that have happened to me and to my family because of success of Bios Life, but I can tell you this: all the dreams I had when I started this business have been achieved and exceeded. The Bios Life is a Great Life!

So these are my answers to Tamiya-san and I hope they were helpful to you too.

All the best,
Stewart

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Greetings from Switzerland,

We have just held our official opening of Switzerland. The event was in a truly spectacular location. Interlaken is a beautiful resort town in between two large lakes and surrounded by the Alps. With the Autumn colors and the first snows on the tops of the mountains I felt like I was in a postcard.

There were approximately 1300 people in attendance. People had traveled from all over the country to meet together. I was very impressed with the enthusiasm and energy I felt from the group. The leadership is some of the strongest we have in the company. All three of our Double Diamonds were with us and each taught some great business strategies.

The company announced a car program for Europe with BMW and also introduced Bios Life Slim. For all intents and purposes Switzerland has 3 national languages so our packaging includes German, French and Italian. Since Switzerland is at the crossroads of France, Germany and Italy I wouldn't be surprised to find us continuing our expansion in the EU.

All the best,
Stewart

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Global Convention 1

Dear Friends,

I recently returned from our Global Convention in beautiful Busan, Korea. In my opening remarks, I shared my vision for the future of Unicity.

Our goals are big goals. Curt Hedges, our President, tells me that we are ahead of schedule to achieve those goals. I want to tell you about the ultimate goal, the ultimate vision. Let me sum it up. We intend to be the biggest, the best, the most dominating company in network marketing in the world. We are fully committed to becoming the biggest, the best, and the most dominate force in network marketing in our world today.

What does it mean to have that kind of goal? What does the vision look like? The first thing we have to do is think about who is the competition. Today there are four network marketing companies that do more than one billion U.S. dollars in sales each year. Just four. That’s all. We will be the fifth!

Today in network marketing, the number one company in our industry did $7.2 billion U.S. dollars in sales last year… the temptation is to think that this company is a big company. However, $7.2 billion is not a big company.

Of all businesses, the number one company worldwide last year did $379 billion dollars in sales. That is a big number. That’s so big that this company does more sales in a week than the number one company in our industry does all year long. That’s big. That’s the vision!

That company is not an oil company. It’s not some big fancy company in New York City. No, that company is headquarted in a small town in Arkansas. That company—the number one company in terms of size and success is Wal-Mart. A distribution company.

What do we do? We distribute things, Wal-Mart distributes things. Who would have believed that Wal-Mart would become what it is today? Fifty years ago, Wal-Mart didn’t even exist. Today it’s the worlds biggest company.

Do you think the world will always focus only on lower prices? That was the secret to Wal-Mart’s success. Give the customer what they wanted—lower prices, cheap things.

But I believe that the public is hungering for something far more than lower prices. I believe that the public wants—desperately wants, hungers for better health, for more hope, and most of all, for freedom.

This world is filled with people who have no freedom. They worry about just having enough money to feed their own family. They worry about having enough money to provide a home for their family. They worry about whether they’re going to lose their job tomorrow because their boss doesn’t really like them. They worry almost every minute of every hour of their day because they have no freedom.

I believe the hunger for freedom is the most basic, fundamental, driving motivator in our humanity today. People die trying to be free. People don’t die for lower prices. They die because they want to be able to take control of their lives. They want to be able to say ‘I have enough money so my children can have what they need'. They want to be able to say I have enough time to be able to do the things that are important to me—to have time for the people I love the most. They want to have enough of the things that matter most in this world. That’s called freedom. That’s what we offer—freedom.

We offer freedom. We offer better health. We offer hope. But deep down in the very roots of our existence as a company, our offering is to offer people freedom. Freedom from worry, freedom from stress, freedom from the outside world pushing in on them to crush them down, and to take their life away. That’s what we offer. I believe that there are millions who want this so desperately but they do not know where to find it. That is where we come in—that is our job to show them where and how they can be free.

So, that's my vision for Unicity. What is your vision for YOU?

All the best,
Stewart


3 New BMW's !

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Berlin--Go Diamond!






On Friday and Saturday I worked with our Double Diamond leader in Berlin, Alex Krause. He had his 30 top leaders (all Sapphires, Rubys or Diamonds) in for a special training on Friday and then his top 250 leaders in for a special training on Saturday. On Friday night we went on a boat tour of Berlin through the canals that wend their way through the city. The dinner on the boat was outstanding and the classical music provided by a string quartet really set the tone--you knew you were in one of the great cities of Europe.

The leaders in this group are some of the most talented and focused leaders I have ever seen in any business. They know what they are capable of doing and nothing is going to stop them. I was so impressed by the clarity of their vision and their willingness to discipline themselves to do the things they know are necessary for success. There is a reason for Europe's astonishing success and growth and it is leadership like this using Bios Life Slim the way it is meant to be used to grow the organization. As I heard several times: "The business is the product and the product is the business."

Sunday is my 14th day on this "around the world" trip and I am ready to go home. I have visited Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Germany. The travel is hard and I miss my family, and my own time zone, but as Shakespeare wrote: There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune, omitted and life is spent in the shallows and the miseries." The rewards for hard work right now are higher than they will be in a few years when the company is much larger. Now is the time to gain for yourself the market share you want--to stake your claim on the future. Our international markets are doing very well. The leadership is strong, the focus is sharp and the commitment is high. In the coming weeks and months I intend to be much more involved in the North American market. This market has as much potential as any market in the world. It is time to turn up the heat at home.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Up Country Thailand









On Tuesday I went up country to the twin cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. I spent the morning visiting the home of a brand new Diamond Kun Motawn in Chiang Mai. We had breakfast at his new beautiful home and then visited his office and distributor center. We then enjoyed a huge lunch with many wonderful Thai delicacies. Both breakfast and lunch were outstanding but meeting the people in this spectacular city was the highlight for me.

After lunch we traveled to Chiang Rai which is about two hours by car through the mountains. I felt like I was in Shangri-la. In Chiang Rai we visited Kun Rasa's office and distributor center and then stopped by her new office which is just being finished. I was impressed by how much these leaders invest in their business to support their organizations. They are truly running their business like a business and not like a hobby.

After the tours we visited Kun Rasa's spectacular new home. I was in awe of the change in her life in just three years. She has a small home just for her gardeners and that little house is bigger than the house she lived in just three years ago. Today she is in this virtual mansion. We had an incredible traditional Thai dinner and enjoyed a variety of traditional Thai activities such as being blessed by a Buddhist priest and letting six foot candle-lit kites off into the night sky. I also got to take a short spin around the neighborhood on the special edition Harley that Kun Rasa bought for her husband.

This day will be a day I never forget. I was treated with such kindness and respect. These leaders are extraordinary people and they have become such because they are committed to following the leadership of their leader Kun Joe. His system based development culture has proven to be the key to large scale development of world class leaders. It is always inspiring to visit Thailand.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thailand

I arrived at midnight on Saturday--that was a very long day! Sunday afternoon was the rally. As we drove up to the arena--yes arena--the place was buzzing. The police were there to manage the crowd which I am told numbered 5000 plus. Joe, our top leader in Thailand, knows how to put on a great event. The first thing you see as you go toward the entrance is all cars of the President's Club members. About 30 new Mercedes lined up and one brand new, and very exotic, white Porsche which belonged to Joe.

The event went from 1pm to 5pm with no breaks. The surprising thing is that no one left, or at least it was not noticeable if anyone did. The room seemed as full at 5pm as it did at 1pm. As usual the atmosphere was electric and very high energy. The MC was great. She is the host of the nightly news on TV and she is also an FO. There was a segment where a celebrity fashion person interviewed three other celebrities about Unicity's skincare products. All four are FOs.

Dr. Jerry Bresnahan gave a great presentation on the power of Bios Life and then we saw the most amazing film that detailed the life of a man who had been told he needed to have his leg amputated because of diabetes. The man couldn't walk but desperately didn't want to lose his leg. His nurse just happened to be one or our FOs. She suggested he should try Bios Life and he did. She documented the progress over about three months and it was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. After the film finished the man himself walked on to stage with nothing but a cane and he didn't use that much. Dr. Bresnahan went up on stage to express his deep respect to that nurse who was also there. WOW!!! The whole event was fantastic and I left fired up about this amazing product that we have.

Tomorrow I go up north to visit the homes and offices of our key leaders in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. I will let you know how it goes.

All the best,
Stewart

Japan

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday I visited Japan. Friday we had a powerful leadership seminar with the very top leaders in the country. What a great experience that was for me to see these mostly very young leaders showing such intelligence and drive. I feel the Japanese market is going to become very big.

In the evening we went to a famous, and very old, restaurant for dinner. I am not exaggerating when I say there were 14 courses. After having my Bios Life Slim it was virtually impossible to do justice to that exquisite dinner.

On Saturday we held the first "Secret Saturday". This is an event that I host every two months in either Tokyo or Osaka. The top five sponsoring FOs for the previous two months are invited to an all day adventure. But since it is a "secret" they don't know what to expect. We had a blast! We first did a helicopter tour of Tokyo--I thought this was incredible. What a city Tokyo is--14 million people at night and probably 25 million during a work day. We saw the sights in a way that only is possible from a helicopter. Then we got on our own private cruiser and cruised around Tokyo Bay while we had sushi and sashimi. We also had a leadership competition--which I lost and our newest leader won. She sponsored 17 people in one month so I don't feel so bad.

Then I and a few of our top leaders got a plane and flew for six hours to Bangkok, Thailand. I wanted these young leaders to meet our top leader in Thailand and attend his semi-annual rally. Check my next post for what happened in Thailand.

All the best,
Stewart

Korea

On Tuesday and Wednesday I attended a leadership conference in a beautiful mountain resort near Pusan, Korea. There were about 1000 Korean leaders in attendance. I had invited Double Diamond Dr. Sven Goebel to be the keynote speaker to the group. He did an outstanding job explaining how the Europeans had been so successful building their businesses over the past few months. As I have noted in earlier posts the EU market has grown dramatically since the introduction of Slim. There have been six new Diamonds achieved and several times that number of new Sapphires and Rubys.

The Korean leaders were quick to take note of Sven's advice. They have done very well themselves since Slim was introduced in Korea but being smart people they are always ready to learn and get even better. The staff in Korea are getting down to the final preparations for the 2008 Global Convention in Pusan this next month. It is going to be incredible. I hope you will be there!

All the best,
Stewart

Friday, August 1, 2008

If you want to burn fat faster read this!

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I was talking to one of our top leaders in Europe. He is absolutely on fire with the business. We talked about some of the things he is doing to have so much success so quickly. He reminded me of some of the KEY BEHAVIORS required to produce fast success in our business. I will talk about these behaviors in a another entry. But this conversation got me thinking about other key behaviors that can change our lives.

The first thing I thought about was key behaviors required to burn fat. Most people gain fat because they just don't understand how the body operates or they don't have the strength to do the key behaviors long enough to turn on the fat burning process in their own body. That is why Bios Life Slim is so important--it facilitates the KEY BEHAVIORS, it makes them easier to do and accelerates the fat burning process without stimulants.

If you will adopt these five simple behaviors you will become a fat burning machine. You will look and feel better than you ever have. You will age slower and look younger and have more natural energy than you have since you were a ten year old. Are you ready? Here they are:

1) Take Bios Life Slim at least twice each day, one serving before each of your highest carb meals! Doing this consistently makes all the other behaviors much easier to do long term. You DO want to look better and feel better LONG TERM don't you?

2) Eat a high protein, low carb breakfast every morning!

3) Eat small, well balanced meals!

4) Space your meals this way: Four hours or more between breakfast and lunch, four hours or more between lunch and dinner and 12 hours between dinner and breakfast! Don't snack in between meals--every food item you put in your mouth produces some glucose in your bloodstream, glucose causes your pancreas to produce insulin (the more glucose to hit your bloodstream at one sitting the higher the insulin spike). Insulin stops your body from burning its own fat stores for energy which causes you to get hungry more often--it really is a vicious fat STORING cycle, but you can break it with Slim.

5) Reduce the daily amount of processed foods and simple carbs (sugary foods) that you eat! Processed and excessively sweet foods drive insulin up fast and keep it up long and that pretty much eliminates any fat burning for hours. You don't need to be a monk but don't be a glutton either.

Well that's it--if you use Slim you will find all the other behaviors come easier and easier and fat burning happens more and more often. You will be able to eat great food and still look great and feel great! That is one of the main secrets to living a full and long life--you DO want that don't you?

All the best,
Stewart

PS--check this link out for some alarming research that will give you even more motivation to adopt these KEY BEHAVIORS!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2002-10-23-stopgain_x.htm

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Great First Half!!!!

Hello everyone,

We just closed the books on the first half of 2008. It was an outstanding start to the year and was our best six months in quite a few years. We expect the second half to be even better and the early forecasts are very exciting.

When I first became a franchise owner back in 1991 I would hand out audio cassettes to look for people who might be interested in our business. The tape that I liked the best was a recording of a presentation that I did called "Right Place/ Right Time". In that presentation I talked about the key element of timing when it comes to massive success. Yes, success takes intelligence, hard work and variety of other elements but too often people forget the role timing plays in success. Timing matters much more than most people think!

Right now Unicity is at the special place we call the "right time". I have been in this industry for nearly 20 years and I know what the right time looks like and this is it. Don't miss it because you will remember that mistake for the rest of your life. This is your time to build financial independence--Right Place, Right Time, Right Now!

All the best,
Stewart

Friday, July 11, 2008

Long Time!

Hello everyone,

It has been a couple of weeks since I posted. The reason is simple: we have been working around the clock to meet the demand for Bios Life Slim. In 18 years in this business I have never seen anything like what we are seeing now.

In Europe Slim continues to roll and we are expecting another record month in July. Keep in mind July in Europe is typically vacation time and not a high productivity season. The Leaders in Europe tell me they have no time for a vaction right now, they are too busy building market share.

We did a one day launch of Bios Life Slim in Korea in late June. The result was simply unbelievable. In just one day of sales Korea broke the current full month record for Bios Life Slim sales that was held by the Europe market. Europe had posted the largest month in the company for Slim sales in April and Korea broke that record in a single day.

Japan is gaining ground each week as the leaders begin to understand the power of Bios Life Slim. Since Slim is only being sold NFR (not for resell) in Japan at present progress is not as explosive as Europe and Korea. Japan will have OTG (on the ground) Slim in the coming months.

We are truly excited by Slim's success in improving the health and wellbeing of whoever uses it. We are also excited about the people whose lives are being dramatically enhanced by the financial success with Slim.

All the best,
Stewart

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Slim-o-mania!


We are in Japan educating our distributors here about Bios Life Slim for a couple of weeks. We will be offering it for the next few months on a Not For Resale (NFR) basis only. I just finished the first meetings in Tokyo a few hours ago. If the enthusiasm of those meetings is any indication, we have a great period of growth ahead of us in Japan. I will be doing other informational meetings in Nagano, Fukuoka, Nagoya, and Osaka in the coming days. Learn more by visiting our website Bios Life Slim

Brent Morrill has just finished with his tour of Europe. The growth there is stunning! Two of our Diamond leaders made their first month of qualifying as Double Diamond last month and I hear that a third Diamond will make his first qualifying month as Double Diamond this month. These are our first Double Diamond qualifiers worldwide and it thrills me to see it happening.

We will have other Slim introductions over the course of the summer and then the big finale in Pusan, Korea in September. Unicity is on a record setting run in 2008 and I hope you are making sure that you are a part of it all.Global Leadership Convention

All the best,
Stewart

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A very short visit to Paradise

On my way to Japan I stopped in Honolulu for about 15 hours to do some meetings with our rising stars in the Islands. We had a great time with as much enthusiasm as I have seen anywhere. The leaders of this market know that they are at the crossroads between Asia and North America. What a great place to build a business like ours that transcends boundaries. They told me that 85% of the people who live in Hawaii are from either Asia or the US mainland. I told them that they could be the most international group in Unicity with that kind of global diversity. I came away very impressed with the leadership group and pumped up about the future of Unicity in Hawaii!

All the best,
Stewart

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Homeward Bound

Dear friends,

My very brief visit to the Maldives was great. There were 300 Unicity leaders at the resort and when I arrived I saw a sea of orange. All of our people were wearing orange shirts or orange swimming suits or orange hats or even orange flip flops. Unicity was 85% of the guest count at Club Med Kani and it felt good to me to see all that Reviv orange! I am not sure how it felt to the other 15% hopefully they got revived.

We conducted a special Presidential Club training with the 25+ club members who were in attendance and then a skills training for all 300 followed by a Q&A. After a quick bite to eat it was time to catch the speed boat back to the airport. When I arrived in the late morning I took this same boat out to the Club Med island and distinctly remember thinking that I was riding in the equivalent of a Mexico City taxi only on water. It was madhouse with boats careening every which direction. Well, the return trip at night was just the same without the benefit of vision. It was exhilarating to say the least. I was tired and sleepy before I got on the boat but wide awake when I got off 45 minutes later.

I am now in Singapore on the 2nd of my two eight hour layovers in the last 38 hours. (Note to Curt: I am really beginning to see the value of a corporate jet.) All joking aside, I am so pleased to have been able to show my respect for these wonderful leaders who, in many cases, have broken out of poverty and other very difficult circumstances and have chosen to be winners. Their examples will inspire many more to do the same. This is the very definition of leadership: to help others to reach their own potential. Thailand is setting the pace in leadership!

All the best,
Stewart

Friday, May 23, 2008

En Route to the Maldives


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

No we are NOT opening the United Arab Emirates for Unicity; I am just passing through on my way from New York City to the Maldives. As I mentioned in the last blog post we are hosting the winners of our Thailand spring contest there this week and I get to stop in for about 12 hours. It seems a shame to spend 28 hours flying to the location and 32 hours flying back only to spend 12 hours there but it is worth it. The great effort these leaders have made over these past four months is truly noteworthy and I want to acknowledge it personally. They posted a new record in volume and we have several new President's Club members to recognize. It will be great to show them how much we appreciate their success!

Dubai is an interesting place. I have had a chance to look around a bit since I have an eight hour layover. The mix between modern and very rich with the very traditional Arab culture is fascinating. The people are very friendly although immigration did confiscate my trusty tape measure. I never did get an answer as to why they thought it was dangerous but I have learned to never argue much with people who carry guns. In a few hours I will leave and yet I look forward to returning when I have more time to explore.

A great book I am reminded of when I consider where I am right now is Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You'll Go!” Read that book—it is the story of a life well lived.

All the best,
Stewart

Monday, May 19, 2008

Bios Life Slim


Greetings everyone,

This last week we offically launched Bios Life Slim in North America. We are very pleased with the results and all the franchise owners I have talked with are totally pleased with the packaging, the new tools and videos and the new website.

I am going to provide you with three links with this blog entry. The first will be our one minute video called "The Slim Secret." You can send this link to friends to open the door about Slim. Please watch it and let us know what you think.
Watch the video here: The Slim Secret

The second link will be to our four minute video called simply "Bios Life Slim." This video goes into more depth about the product and provides some powerful before and after testimonials about how Slim has helped people lose fat and change their lives.
Watch the video here: The New You

The third and final link I will provide you with today is to the new Bios Life Slim website. You will love the sharp new look and the easy navigation of this website. I think our design and marketing people have done a great job on all these new tools. I hope you agree.

Here is the link: www.BiosLifeSlim.com

When it comes up on your browser simply click on the Slim box and a map of the world will appear. You can choose North America to view the site:

These are exciting times at Unicity! In fact I have never seen more growth in my 18 years in the business. Europe continues to grow at an incredible pace. As usual South East Asia is on fire--in fact I will be in the Maldives later this week with the 300 winners of our reward trip. I might as well share one more link. This is the location of where we will be staying Click Here * Warning don't look at this link unless you are prepared to be inspired or jealous.

We will be doing our beta launch of Bios Life Slim in Japan in June and Korea in July. At the Global Convention in September we will make it official for most markets. This product does change lives in the most remarkably positive ways. You need to use it and you need to make it a part of your business development. If you do you just might find that going to the Maldives and other really cool places become a part of your new lifestyle. Click here for Global Convention: Global Convention

All the best,
Stewart

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Greetings from Utah!

It is always great to be home after a long trip. This past visit to Europe has been the most productive international trip I have taken in many years. It was grueling but the work was so productive that I didn't really notice.

Brent Morrill and I traveled to eight cities in five different countries in eight days. In every city we did two events, a leadership training and a meeting to launch the Bios Life Slim marketing beta test. Every single event was better than we had projected it to be in our planning of the schedule. I offer my congratulations to the leaders in Europe and to the great employees of our business there. I also need to say a special thanks to Brent for his work over the past year to prepare this market to have this surge in success.

Our last day was spent in Istanbul, Turkey. We had about 400 franchise owners in attendance. Three members of the board of directors for the Turkish Heart Association attended our meeting and spoke to our group. They gave Bios Life Complete a resounding endorsement and have authorized the company to advertize their endorsement on each box. They have never done this before for any product from a network marketing company and our franchise owners are justifiably pleased. The market in Turkey is just getting started and it is exciting to see the fresh enthusiasm of the people.

Overall we met with more than 3,000 people during this eight day tour. I can say with some conviction that Europe is going to be a great part of the Unicity International future. What is very important to understand is how fast a market can take off when a critical mass of leaders join together in productive efforts.

The business can grow in a methodical way but it also can grow in a geometric way. Can you imagine what your business would look like and feel like if it grew 100% per month or even more--it really is possible. Are you ready for it to happen? Have you paid the price in personal development? Are there things you are not doing that you need to start doing? Are there things you are doing that you need to stop doing? Keep in mind that the leader usually grows before his or her business grows.


Be willing to ask yourself the hard questions. It is through honest and deep introspection that you will gain the insights about how to become a great leader. When you act on those insights your business will grow and it will keep growing as long as you keep growing.

You can do it and if you do you will love the way you feel and the world that opens up to you!

All the best,
Stewart

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Greeting from East Berlin (the former Russian Sector),

Brent Morrill and I finished the meeting in Berlin a few hours ago. It was another absolutely super event with a crowd far in excess of what we had expected. We sold out of the product again which means we have sold out at every one of the seven events where we launched the beta test for Bios Life Slim. Europe has far exceeded our expectations in both product sales and the sponsoring of new leaders. Already Europe has set a new all time sales record and they still have a few days left to close the business month.

I have never been in Berlin before so I was really looking forward to this day. After the meeting Brent and I walked down to the famous Brandenburg Gate and walked along the remnants of the Berlin Wall. It was nearly midnight and I was exhausted but I couldn’t miss this opportunity to see where so much history occurred.

When I think about the places I have been and the things I have seen as a result of being in this business it simply overwhelms me. I would have never have imagined it possible but once a person starts on the path of growth with other people of ambition and good will there is no limit on what can happen.

All the best,
Stewart

Thursday, April 24, 2008







Greetings from Europe,

It has been a blockbuster tour so far! We visited Zurich, Switzerland first, then Munich, Germany, Vienna, Austria, Frankfurt, Germany, Amsterdam, Holland and just finished in Koln (Cologne) Germany tonight. We go to Berlin tomorrow and Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday.

Already we can say with confidence that the business in Europe has set a new all time sales record! We still have Berlin and Istanbul to visit and the month to close but the record is in the bag.

The Franchise Owners here are simply amazing me with their commitment and leadership skills. Every meeting we have done to this point has been a complete success in every way measurable. The company representatives have simply been guests, and the local Franchise Owners have done everything from renting the facilities to setting up the displays. With leaders like these here in Europe it is easy to project that this market will be in the top 3 by year end--perhaps it will be Number One!

All the best,
Stewart

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Numbers

I was reminded today that I had never given my 12th week numbers from my Bios Life Slim exercise. These last few weeks are some of the busiest and most exciting of my life and with the tour we are on in Europe right now it is only getting more so. But belatedly here are my 12th week stats:

NECK SIZE--down 1.5 inches
UPPER CHEST/BACK--down 6 inches
WAIST--down 4 inches

So my total for the 12 weeks in the three measurements is 11.5 inches. I still want two more off the waist but everything else is about where I want it to be. I am confident I will get that last bit off the waist in the next few weeks. However, it justifiably goes slower as you get closer to your best size. Overall I am very pleased and especially because I didn't feel at all deprived through the whole 12 weeks--in fact I wasn't deprived as anyone will agree who spent any time with me and therefore this is a way of life and not some crash program that can only last a month or two. This product is going to make a lot of people very happy and healthy.

All the best,
Stewart

PS--I will write more on the European Tour in the next day or so. We have been in Zurich, Switzerland, Munich, Germany and last night in Vienna Austria. Today is Frankfurt. Every event has been an incredible success.