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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