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Twelve things I learned at the 2014 Shaklee Regional Conference in Long Beach

  1. Shaklee can be fun. Ok, it is work but why can’t you enjoy it by working with people you want to be hanging with? And it helps having a product you can believe in.
  2. Shaklee is inclusive. There were so many different cultures, backgrounds, and languages included in the audience and speaker list. This shows that everyone can fit into Shaklee.
  3. Shaklee powers Team USA.  Jordan Malone was sponsored by Shaklee and was a Silver Medalist in Speed Skating in Sochi 2014. I got to hold the medal! Jordan’s message was that DRIVE can accomplish amazing things.
  4. Shaklee is becoming even more professional. Shaklee is hiring top executives with strong CPG backgrounds such as experience with P&G. This tells a lot about the professional direction for the company down the road.
  5. Shaklee-ize your home for a reason. The real reason to Shaklee-ize your home is because that is the way you will have your very own Shaklee story to relate to others. It will much tougher if your Shaklee story is how you watch others use the products and improve their lives but don’t take advantage of it the opportunity yourself.
  6. The Power of ONE is the simplest and most valuable lesson of the weekend. The Power of ONE shows you that you should always share your Shaklee story – either for the products or for the business opportunity – every chance you get. You never know when you will find the right ONE to pick up the ball and run with it.
  7. Retirement can be scary. According to the US Department of Commerce, out of every 100 working 25-year olds today, in the future:
    1. 1 will be wealthy
    2. 4 have enough to retire
    3. 63 will be on Social Security or charity
    4. 29 will be deceased(NOTE: they didn’t say what happened to the other three – Roswell???) It makes you wonder where you will be, doesn’t it?
  8. Business Fundamentals are key. Reviewing the Commit to Business Fundamentals is always a good thing:
    1. Dream
    2. Commit
    3. List
    4. Contact & invite
    5. Share
    6. Follow-up
    7. Sponsor
    8. Do it again
  9. Belief. Your level of excitement will never go below your level of belief. So if you believe in the products and the opportunity it will be easier to share.
  10. Attend everything. There are many opportunities with Shaklee to meet with other business leaders, potential leads, top executives, and satisfied customers. Attend every event possible and you will learn something new each time to help you out. I learned these 12 things and more just this weekend. And if there aren’t enough events, create your own.
  11. Follow-up is essential to success. Follow-up can take many forms. Phone calls. E-mails. Newsletters. Webinars. And doing something special once a year. This is just common sense for any marketing program but even more important for a Shaklee business leader.
  12. Recruit, recruit, and recruit. Schedule as many presentations – in person or online – as you possibly can. Numbers are the key to success. You will be told “no” so many more times than “yes” so you need to get out there. 

How To Make 2013 A Great Year

It’s GrOw Time

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! The past few weeks always seem to be super busy. Now it’s time to get our focus back on our visions and dreams so 2013 can be a terrific year. Thanks to Keith Patterson for sending me the following 5 possible barriers all of us might face during the coming months.


Gary Burke

Why do some people achieve their goals while others fail? I believe it’s because successful people manage to overcome five barriers that, in many cases, guarantee failure. Here are those barriers and how to overcome them:

1. Uninspiring Goals

When most people set goals, they envision a “thing,” such as a particular amount of money, an object (like a new car), or a specific achievement (like writing a book). Unfortunately, these “things I’m gonna get or do” goals don’t appeal to the core of what motivates you, because they miss the point that what you’re actually seeking in life and work is the POSITIVE EMOTIONS that you believe those things will produce.

Fix: Rather than envisioning a “thing” as your goal, envision–with all the strength in your imagination–how you will feel when you achieve the goal. That way, you’ll be inspired to do whatever it takes (within legal and ethical bounds) to achieve that goal.

2. Fear of Failure

If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t take the necessary risks required to achieve your goal. For example, you won’t make that important phone call, because you’re afraid that you’ll be rebuffed. Or you won’t quit your dead-end job and start your own business because you’re afraid that you might end up without any money.

Fix: Decide–right now!–that failure, for you, is a strictly temporary condition. If things don’t go the way you’d like, it’s only a setback that, at most, delays your eventual success. In other words, accept the fact that you’ll sometimes fail, but treat that failure as an unavoidable (yet vital) component in your quest.

3. Fear of Success

In many ways, this fear is even more debilitating than the fear of failure. Suppose you achieved something spectacular, like enormous wealth. What if it didn’t make you happy? What then? What if you ended up losing all of it? What then? Would your friends start acting weird? Would your family be envious? Such thoughts (and they’re common) can cause even a highly motivated person to self-sabotage.

FIX: Decide that you’re going to be happy and grateful today and happy and grateful in the future, no matter what happens. Rather than focus on possible problems, envision how wonderful it would be to be able to help your friends and family achieve THEIR goals.

4. An Unrealistic Timetable

Most people vastly overestimate what they can do in a week and vastly underestimate what they can do in a year. Because of this, most people try to cram too many action items into the short term rather than spacing out activities over the long term. The inability to get all the short-term steps accomplished creates discouragement and the impression that the final goal is slipping away.

Fix: As you list the activities and steps required to achieve a goal, schedule only the 20% of the activities that will produce 80% of your results. Beyond that, set ambitious long-term timetables, but always leave some “wiggle room” when you plan short term.

5. Worrying About “Dry Spots”

It’s easy to get discouraged when you reach a point at which nothing you do seems to advance you toward your goal. For example, suppose you’re trying to master a certain skill. You make swift progress at first but then, after a while, it seems as if you’re not doing any better, or maybe a little worse. Some people use these “plateaus” or “dry spots” as an excuse to give up and therefore fail.

Fix: Whenever you reach a plateau or dry spot, it’s time to celebrate rather than give up. A plateau is almost always a sign that you’re on the brink of a major breakthrough, if you just have the patience to stick with it and trust that you’ll eventually achieve your goal.

What is Direct Selling?

Direct selling is the way that individuals sell directly to other individuals – without a retail store location.

Direct sellers can sell to their friends, family, and other people they know.  They can also advertise to meet new people who might be interested in the products and services.

Some direct sellers purchase the products and resell them to their customers and even deliver them.  More common now is direct selling on the internet where customers order products online and they are shipped directly to the customer.

Direct selling can also include recruiting other direct sellers who will join their team and the direct selling will earn a commission on their sales.  This is also called Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM).

Do you have to be a great salesman to be a successful direct seller?

Many direct sellers are natural salesmen and saleswomen who can easily sell products to anyone they meet.  However even people who don’t consider themselves to be a salesman can be successful if they believe in their products and are willing to work hard.

Most direct selling programs include training to help everyone develop their selling skills.

What products are sold by direct selling?

The products that are sold by the top direct selling companies include cosmetics, fashion apparel, jewelry, nutrition supplements, personal care items, storage products, weight-loss programs, mobile phone programs, and financial services.

Is direct selling legal?

Yes direct selling is legal.  In the United States direct selling has been a part of the American economy since the founding over 200 years ago. And in China as an example certain companies have government approval to develop direct selling organizations.

Is direct selling a good business?

Direct selling is a good business for the right people who find the right business.  But any successful direct seller will also be one of the hardest workers.  If the company promises that you don’t have to do anything and you will become rich, it probably will not be true.



“Go for No” – How to Build Your MLM Business

I was on a call tonight that was hosted by Tyler and Mimi Ford and featured Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz from

Here are some of the things that I learned.

In MLM, it can be to your advantage to learn to “Go for No”, meaning that you want to hear the word “NO” and even seek it out. How can that work out?

  • By hearing the word “NO” over and over again, it loses its power over you.
  • If you are hearing the word “NO” that means you are out talking to people – and that is a real key to success.
  • NO doesn’t always mean “NO”, it can also mean, not right now; so you want to follow up later.
  • But you have to be able to recognize when it really does mean NO, so it is time to move on and not create any bad feelings.
  • By setting goals of hearing a target number of “NO’s” each week or each month, the impact of each one won’t be the same as before.
  • This process can help you overcome the “roller-coaster” you sometimes feel in building your business. It may dampen the positive feelings of each “YES”, but it will be off-set by not feeling down when you get that next “NO”.

This is a great approach for everyone out there selling and building their business.  You never know when you are out there searching for the next “NO” might turn out to be the best “YES” you have ever achieved.

Now to put this into practice, I think it will be important to:

  • First figure out where all of these “NO’s” might be lurking. You can only talk to your friends and family so many times. There needs to be a much larger pool of potential people to talk with. That is the next step.
  • And you also will need to devise a way to capture the contact information on the people you think really mean “not yet”.  This is where using the internet can definitely come in handy. A good email program – with the right list of your contacts – can be incredibly powerful to organize this information for future use.

To learn more and get started you can check out the information on the web site for Richard and Andrea at And for a special discount, you can check out the coupon code available from Tyler and Mimi on

I just ordered the book “Go for NO” and can’t wait for it to arrive. I want to get started right now! Click here or on the image below to get your copy.

Go for No Book

Remember that in MLM usually the people who have heard the most “NO’s” are the one that are making the most money!

Shaklee Dreams: Cars, Cash, Trips, and Dreams Presentation with Notes

The Shaklee Dream Plan – just announced at the Shaklee Global Conference in Anaheim – offers a great opportunities for everyone to be successful in building their business.

The theme of Cars, Cash, Trips, and Dreams is explained in more detail here, slide by slide.

Click here to see the entire presentation in PDF and PowerPoint presentations.

Here is the program detail:

Shaklee Presentation: Cars, Cash, Trips, and Dreams
Shaklee Dream Plan: Cars, Cash, Trips, and Dreams January 2009 Shaklee launched one of the most exciting goals in the company’s history:To help 1 million people:

  • Lead a healthier and better life
  • To feel good
  • To begin to earn money right away
  • Build a strong and secure future

Shaklee Dream Plan: We Give you and Opportunity to Thrive

Shaklee Dream Plan: Cars, Cash, Trips, and Dreams

Before 2008:

  • Unemployment was low
  • Home values were increasing
  • Jobs were secure
  • Retirement accounts were growing

Like all of us, our owner and CEO Roger Barnett:

  • Saw events unfold that severely changed people’s lives
  • And knew that more than ever Shaklee not only has what people want, we have what people need

Shaklee Dream Plan: What Do You Want?


There are many reasons people want and need Shaklee:They want and need to:

  • Earn extra income
  • Pay off debt
  • Spend more time with family
  • Start living a healthier life
  • Use safe products
  • Get a new car
  • Travel

Do any of these catch your attention?

I want to take a few minutes and share all that Shaklee has to offer.

Then you can choose what is right for you.

Shaklee Dream Plan: What Would Make a Difference?


We’d like to start with a question?Would $1,000 to $5,000 per month make a difference?What would you do with it?

Shaklee Dream Plan: How About a New Car?


How about a new car?You pick out the car and Shaklee helps pay for it.Would that make a difference for you?

Reach the top level and Shaklee will give you the keys to your own top of the line Mercedes.

Is that worth working for?

Shaklee Dream Plan: Travel to San Francisco Bay Area


What about travel?You can earn that trip in your first 6 months in Shaklee!What if you could:

  • Earn a trip to the SF Bay Area
  • Visit our world Headquarters
  • Meet our scientists
  • Meet other people who are as excited about their future as you are about yours

Shaklee Dream Plan: Explore Exotic Locations


And travel in the lap of luxury to a five star location every year.The Four Seasons in Bora Bora is next year’s trip!Would that make a difference for you?

Shaklee Dream Plan: Earn up to $100,000

Shaklee Dream Plan: Explore Exotic Locations

What if could earn up to $100,000 over the next 15 months?Does that sound even more exciting?

Shaklee Dream Plan: Make an Even Bigger Impact

Shaklee Dream Plan: Make an Even Bigger ImpactShaklee Dream Plan: Earn up to $100,000
How about having all that and make an even bigger impact?You can help someone else:

  • Earn $100,000
  • Get a new car
  • Travel the world
  • Gain better health and energy
  • Influence others to use products that will keep the earth clean for future generations

I know this sounds great, but you may be thinking:

  • I have heard that before
  • Maybe I have tried to build something in past and it didn’t work out
  • I work really hard at my current job, but can’t seem to get ahead

Could you dare to believe that you have found the right company and the right opportunity?

>>> Click here to see the rest of the presentation: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Shaklee Dreams: Cars, Cash, Trips, and Dreams Presentation with Notes – Part 2

The Shaklee Dream Plan – just announced at the Shaklee Global Conference in Anaheim – offers a great opportunities for everyone to be successful in building their business.

The theme of Cars, Cash, Trips, and Dreams is explained in more detail here, slide by slide.

Click here to see the entire presentation in PDF and PowerPoint presentations.

Here is the program detail:

Shaklee Presentation: Cars, Cash, Trips, and Dreams

Shaklee Dream Plan: Meet Shaklee

Shaklee Dream Plan: Meet Shaklee

We want to introduce you to Shaklee.A company that has been delivering on its promise for 54 years.We have a track record.

We have paid over $5 billion to real people from all walks of life.

Just like you and me.

Shaklee Dream Plan: Real People Making Real Money

Shaklee Dream Plan: Real People Making Real Money

Check out these numbers.These are the actual 1099 average earnings for each rank in Shaklee.At the top: Presidential Mast Coordinator: $598k

Starting out as a Director where you can earn close to $1,000 each month

But for those of you who are excited about an income of $57k with the potential to earn up to $100,000 in the next 15 months: your goal and focus is on the rank of Executive Coordinator

We would like to share a few stories with you.

Shaklee Dream Plan: Build a Future

Shaklee Dream Plan: Build a Future

This is Dean Aldridge.From a baseball scholarship to insurance sales, Dean was searching for a way to make a living where he could do well, feel good about it and touch other lives along the way.His wife, a naturopathic physician, supported his decision to pursue Shaklee because she too saw it as a way to change their lives.

Dean joined Shaklee in July 2009 and became a Director in that same month, then moved through the ranks and became an Executive Coordinator in March.  He is living his dream and has helped many others find their dreams in Shaklee, all in a very short time.

Shaklee Dream Plan: Your Ultimate Goal

Shaklee Dream Plan: Your Ultimate Goal

Your ultimate goal is the rank of Presidential Master Coordinator.Here are Carol and Al Hegerman. Al is a retired police officer from Minneapolis, Minnesota who is making $3,800 a day and has earned over $25M in Shaklee.That’s pretty powerful.  Think of all the lives they have touched!

Shaklee Dream Plan: Great Start

Shaklee Dream Plan: Great Start

The first leadership level is the rank of Director.This is Catherine and Kevin Whitcher.They found Shaklee because they were looking to rid their home of toxins and create a safe environment for their daughters. They joined Shaklee in April 2009. Soon their enthusiasm led them to Director in October and as a result of the rapid growth of their Shaklee business, they feel they have so many more options and they are very excited about their future.

Shaklee Dream Plan: FastTRACK up to $100,000

Shaklee Dream Plan: FastTRACK up to $100,000

So how do you get to the $100,000 we have been talking about?It is called FastTRACK.Think of it as a train with 5 stops and 3 months between each stop.

If you stay on this program, you will arrive at the Executive Coordinator level in 15 months

And have earned approximately $100,000.

But that is not all.

Shaklee Dream Plan: Enjoy the Shaklee Lifestyle

Shaklee Dream Plan: Enjoy the Shaklee Lifestyle

If you achieve the first stop in FastTRACk: the rank of Director: you will receive free registration for 2 to our national conference in Washington DC.I can tell you that this is an amazing event. You will be inspired, informed, and connect with thousands of other members of the Shaklee family.The next trip will be our Dream Trip to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Shaklee pays for airfare, room, and meals for two.

When you reach the final FastTRACK goal: qualifying as an Executive Coordinator and maintaining it for 3 months: you will get the red carpet treatment at our World Headquarters in Pleasanton, CA.

Shaklee Dream Plan: Travel the World

Shaklee Dream Plan: Travel the World

But wait there is even more.If you are a FastTRACK Executive Coordinator, you qualify for the Top Achievers Club Trip to the Pacific Island of Bora Bora. We will stay at the exclusive Four Seasons resort. This really is a trip worth working for.And you don’t have to be on FastTRACK to earn the trips: just building your business is the key to success. And think you can travel with your friends if they become successful in Shaklee!

>>> Click here to see the rest of the presentation: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

How to Earn a Car with Shaklee

Shaklee has made some great improvements to their incentive package. They call it the Shaklee Dream Plan.

One of the best incentives is how they now make it easy for most people to earn a car. Or at least help out on a car payment, even at some of the more junior levels.

Here is how it works:

Shaklee Dream Plan – How to Earn a Car
Level Average Monthly Income Regular Monthly Car Allowance Hybrid Monthly Car Allowance Car
Director $885 Not yet Not yet Your current car
Senior Director $1,170 $225 $250 Senior Director Coordinator Car
Coordinator $1,814 $225 $250
Senior Coordinator $3,251 $325 $375 Senior Coordinator Executive Coordinator Car
ExecutiveCoordinator $4,896 $325 $375
Senior ExecutiveCoordinator $5,650 $400 $450 Senior Executive Coordinator Key Coordinator Car
Key Coordinator $8,512 $400 $450
Senior Key Coordinator $9,434 $450 $500 Senior Key Coordinator Master Coordinator Car
Master Coordinator $18,168 $450 $600
Senior Master Coordinator New Rank
Presidential Master Coordinator $49,836 Keys Presidential Master Coordinator Car

So even when you are only a Senior Director, you are already earning a car. And it doesn’t take long if you are serious about building a Shaklee business to achieve this rank.

Does $225 really get you much of a car? Probably not your dream car. But it is a start. And there are very few incentive plans – if any – that are this generous starting at this level.

Of course there are requirements that you are generating certain levels of regular business to achieve each of these levels in the program. The key is to get started and work hard to build the business to take advantage of the opportunity.

And what exactly is that top of the line Mercedes that is handed over to each Presidential Master Coordinator? It is the top-of-the-line S400 Hybrid Sedan.

If you would like more information on this incentive program, click here to contact us today. We want to help you into your next car – paid for by Shaklee.

For more details on the Shaklee Dream Plan you can see the whole picture on the Shaklee Dream Plan Brochure.

Click here to download or on the image below:

Shaklee Dream Plan 2010

Cars. Cash. Trips. Dreams

Let us know what you think!

10 Reasons a Real Estate Agent Can be a Successful Shaklee Distributor

The current economy nationwide has made it difficult for many successful real estate agents to earn a living. The real estate market in 2010 is not what it was just a few short months ago.

An attractive alternate income can be built by these under-utilized agents can be found in building a Shaklee business. What skills do they already have that will give them an advantage?

10 Reasons to be Successful

Real estate agents are:

  1. Selling Machines. Every good real estate agent is already an expert in selling. They know the process of prospecting, creating a relationship with potential customers, and how to put together a winning deal.
  2. Deal Closers. Most agents that are successful know how to close a deal. Identifying the concerns of potential buyers and knowing how to “cross the finish line” are second nature.
  3. Networkers. These successful individuals know how to build long lasting relationships and networks. They understand that it is more important to keep the clients happy so they will return in the future and be a valuable source of referrals.
  4. Accustomed to Rejection. No one is immune to impact of rejection. But in any selling profession the winners will understand that it takes a lot of “no’s” to get to those few valuable “yes’s”.
  5. Experts in Matching Customers with Products. With the experience of matching home-buyers with properties, the agent has valuable experience in presenting the right product at the right time to the right prospect.
  6. Positive. No one with a negative attitude makes it in the selling world.  This can-do attitude works well in selling almost anything.
  7. Possessing Local Networks. A good real estate agent already has access to an existing network of people who are going through changes in their lives. They know their local area and many well-connected individuals that can be invaluable in building a Shaklee business.
  8. Competitive. A real estate agent typically has that drive to succeed. They seek out opportunities where the rewards are available based on the amount of work applied. There is no such thing as blind luck in a long-term sales career. It is only hard work that makes a real difference.
  9. Part-timers. Many agents work in real estate on a part time basis. That is also an approach that can be used in selling Shaklee products. In fact many of the top performers started out in their career almost as a hobby to earn extra income and learned how to be successful.
  10. Motivated by Money.  All good sales people are motivated by monetary rewards. There are other great recognition opportunities, but the freedom that significant income provides opens all kinds of doors.

Will every successful real estate agent be able to be a successful Shaklee distributor? Of course not, but they already possess several advantages that can be used to get started right away. And as the economy continues to struggle, everyone can use a fresh opportunity.

Contact us if you would like more information on how to get started in a successful Shaklee career. We have decades of experience we would like to share.

Shaklee 2010 Dream Plan. Cars. Cash. Trips. Dreams.

Shaklee Dream Plan 2010

Cars. Cash. Trips. Dreams

Shaklee introduced the Dream Plan 2010 at the 2010 Anaheim Global Conference. There are significant new opportunities to earn cash, get a car, and go on all-expense paid trips. Of course it will take time, work, and planning, but this is a program that can actually pay off for the right people.

Live the Dream

With all the tough news about the economy, most of us have scaled back our expectations for what we can earn—and even what kind of life we can have. We’ve given up our hopes for ourselves and, in some cases, even what we hope for our children.

Shaklee offers you the chance to reclaim your hopes and dreams for the future while making a difference in the lives of your family and your communities—all while earning cash, even a career income, as well as cars, trips, and other rewards!


Earn money when you share Shaklee products with others and when they join you in building a new Shaklee business.


As you share with more and more people and grow your customer base, you can reach Business Leader status. When you help one other person do the same, and increase your volume, you become eligible

to earn a monthly car payment!


Throughout the year, you’ll be assigned points for activities that grow your business—such as sponsoring new business partners. When you earn enough points, you’ll earn fabulous trips to exotic

locations—with expenses paid by Shaklee!

Share the Dream.

Now that you’re ready to dream, it’s time to make your dreams a reality. The path to achieving your dreams in Shaklee is simple.

Step 1:

Identify at least three people who want to build a global home-based business by sponsoring as a GOLD Ambassador with the purchase of a Mission PAK.

Step 2:

In the process, find at least 10 people who will want to sign up as consumer Members to purchase Shaklee products.

Step 3:

Every time you advance in rank, repeat the process! Now you’re building a team, earning up-front cash, creating residual income, and continuing to advance—and now the fun begins!

Building a Shaklee business puts you in the driver’s seat! When you decide to build a Shaklee business, you control the pace at which you grow and you reap the rewards for your hard work and commitment!

The Shaklee Bonus Car Program

Let Shaklee Put You in the Driver’s Seat!

Are you driving the car of your dreams? It’s possible with Shaklee! When you build a Shaklee business and grow to higher levels of Leadership while accumulating higher volumes of product sales, Shaklee will reward you with progressively larger car payments toward your very own new car!

Go Green and Get More. Qualify for a higher car payment if you choose a hybrid vehicle.


Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Nov. 2–7, 2011

Build your new Shaklee business and you can earn your passage to the mystical Atlantis Resort for five days of azure-colored waters, tropical breezes, and sumptuous surroundings!

Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora

Sept. 18-25, 2011

Top Achievers Club International 2011 Getaway Exotic. Crystal waters; pristine, palm-lined beaches; and touches of stunning luxury make this exotic destination nothing less than splendid—that’s the allure of Bora Bora. When you are one of our top business builders, Shaklee will whisk you away to the exclusive Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora for seven days.

Learn More

To learn more about the Dream Plan, check these out:

2010 Shaklee Dream Plan Presentations

2010 Shaklee Dream Plan Presentations

Click here to sign up as a Gold Ambassador and get started on your own Dream Plan today!

And for more information, contact us and we will be happy to answer any question you might have.  Click here to go to the contact page.

Good luck on your Dream Plan!