Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How Are You Handling The New Economy?

I got an Email today from a friend and distributor. She was feeling badly because her boss informed her, with a note on her desk while she was out to lunch, that her salary was being cut $700 a month and she was going from 2 weeks to 1 week vacation. This blows me away. I know that it is happening all over the country. People are being whipped by a system that treats them like collateral damage. Every day we get up and find that gas has gone up or the war is up or down or the real estate market is tumbling or that Wall Street has lost a giant or another bank has fallen. What can we do?

I believe that huge portions of our problems are created by our information systems. We have news shows that are on the air every morning from 1 to 4 hours telling us just how bad things are. They are scrambling for sensational items to report. They piece together groups of experts to tell us what we think and then they carefully guide them with the questions they ask so it comes out the way they want. Keep tally and see if one group or another according to them doesn’t cause everything. We, as the informed public, are informed just the way they would have us be informed. Being so informed, we go out and act as we should act when we know the sky is falling, the banks are failing, the stock market is crashing and whatever else is pertinent that day is happening. Why a bank fails, why the stock market crashes and why gas is expensive is not controlled by just poor markets and bad management. Mass hysteria and low confidence are huge factors in what happens to any market. If people, like turtles, pull in their heads and stop purchasing to prepare for the oncoming bad forecast it controls sales, which chops revenue and the company fails.

All of these bad issues have good sides for some people. The petroleum industry marks billions in profits. The real estate investors that have cash buy at huge discounts. The professional stock players made millions when the market went down 780 in one day and back up 3 or 400 the next day. The ones that are suckered into bad investments and sell at the bottom lose. The kids that wanted a house just like or better than mom and dad’s bought short-term fixed financing with long-term ratchets that only go up and they lost. We as a country are losing because of speculation, interest debt and greed.

I believe that we should pay off our debt and pay cash for what we can. I also believe that in this day and age everyone should have a back door. You need some accumulated funds for emergencies, you need a mortgage you can afford, we need to live within our means and pay for what we purchase, we need to get the best job we can and I believe everyone should have a work from home business. What? Who pays the most taxes? For sure it is W2 employees. Business owners work on after-tax dollars and employees work on pre-tax dollars. Ask your accountant, which is better. As an employee you can’t write off $.48 cents every mile you drive on a business errand. Think about it, if you are an employee next time you go for a drive watch your odometer and throw a dollar out the window every two miles you drive. That really adds onto your gas mileage. You control your work from home business. You decide what products you think are bulletproof in a poor economy. You decide how strong the mother company is and whether the owners have integrity and financial backing that will weather storms. I believe in Youngevity! I believe in the Wallach family and I know that what they have done by creating a huge product base is the best strategy for this market. People, even when they are concerned, still need makeup and vitamins and homeopathics for health issues they have. We use them up every month and replace them, which gives us and others an income. We have the best products and even in a crazy market, people need what we have and they need a great business for a parachute. See you soon Wes

Sunday, September 28, 2008

To Blog or not to Blog?

I got a very hard e-mail yesterday. It's not the first and I'm sure it will not be the last time but it has been a long time since I got an e-mail like this. One of my good friends wrote to let me know they had joined another business and they were inviting me to come on board with them. Years ago they joined with me in Youngevity, tried a couple of products and decided they weren't interested enough to give it a shot. Even though we have hundreds of products, like some people that join, they decided to quit after trying only a couple. We have many products because people are affected differently by different products, so we have choices so you can find the right product for you. I have to take on the responsibility of their choice to not really get involved. I feel it is my lack of communication when someone doesn't realize the value of Youngevity. It's easy to think that everyone knows what I know. You go your merry way believing your company has the best products, the best marketing plan, the best compensation plan, the finest upline and even though they join with you that point never really comes across to them. They haven't been to the meetings I have. They haven't listened to the CDs I have. They haven't got my paycheck. They haven't had the results from the products I have. As a result, they don't know what I know. All I can say is if you knew what I know you would do what I do.

With all this in mind I have decided to create this blog to be diligent about telling the story of Youngevity.

I'll start with my story. My story of sickness isn’t that different than many people’s story you know. In late 2002 I was tested and told I had Congestive Heart Failure, with only six months to live, and no way out. My family and I were devastated. We went looking for alternative ways to solve my problem. I was introduced to Dr. Joel Wallach and his company. I listened, changed my bad habits and took his incredible health products. For years, I had tried many different supplements with no success. Doc’s products worked. My BP came down, my joints quit hurting, I healed very quickly from back surgery, increased my energy, I lost 85 lbs but the incredible part was that when the six month deadline came and went I was still alive. I continue to live and although my health isn't perfect, a lot of damage had been done, it is now far better than it was.

Since the beginning of 1970 I worked in general contracting with my dad. When my health failed and my back went out, I was told by my doctors I was through in construction. I tried a couple of desk jobs and decided they weren't for me. I started in American Longevity which became the company Youngevity after we went international. I got in the business for my health and because of my health decided it would be my income of choice. Since that time it has been my primary income. I love Youngevity and I'm so happy to be in the business designed by Dr. Joel Wallach. I do believe Doc and his son Steve are of the highest integrity. I believe the products they create or bring on board are the best in our industry. I am so excited to be in a company with an 11 year history that brings on new products every month. This gives Youngevity the financial security of the old dogs with the strength and pulling power of the lead dog! Our product line is incredible. Many of our products could be a one product wonder and take anyone to riches. It's amazing that when our products are tested they always come out on top. Doc's idea is to have a shopping mall not just one little store but the whole mall. When you come in Youngevity, if you just spend a little time to browse through the online catalogs, you will find many products you can convert and buy from your own store. If something doesn't work for you, it's guaranteed and you can try something else. When I go to any store and choose a product, if it turns out to not be what I want, I take it back and try something else. I never feel I need to stop shopping there. This is why we have so many products. Because of those products, it gives you choices. If you join a company with only an antioxidant drink and you find, after a while, it doesn't work for you, you are done. If you join our company we have many choices of antioxidants and all you do is pick one that suits you. That is the way all our products work. My choice of what works for me, works for me. If I like a product and suggest it to you and you don't like it then try something else. I guarantee what you want will be there. Then you can go on using it year after year wondering how you could have ever thought to use something different. It is worth the effort! If you sign up for the Youngevity newsletter you will hear about the new products and business opportunities. I know you're busy, everyone is busy! But it is my experience that it is worth it. The secret to Youngevity or any business is that you are in charge. It is up to you to pick up the reins and guide your team. If you don't make that effort you will lose out and miss the value of being in Youngevity. It can change your life. See you soon Wes
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