Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Christmas market in Verona, Italy

Happy holidays! We love celebrating this time of year in Italy. We especially enjoy attending the Christmas markets that take place in the open squares of Italian cities. Vendors sell special cheeses, breads, pastries, traditional Panettone and Paneforte cakes, wood-carved nativities, and even scarves and hats.

On January 6, Italians celebrate Epiphany, when the three kings came to give gifts to Jesus. Legend says that Befana was an old woman who was invited to follow the kings, but was too busy to go. Later, she regretted her choice and tried to find them. Befana spends her life seeking out all little children and filling their stockings with little candies.

The holiday season is also wonderful time to reach out in service to others. This was an incredible year for Foundation 4Life® projects. Below are just a few of the many ways in which you've been able to make a big difference:

—Since introducing 4Life Fortify, we have already provided over one million meals to hungry children around the world. Thank you! Please help us reach our next one million meals. Plus, starting in early 2011, you can read all about our worldwide donations on 4lifefortify.com.
—We began a relationship with the Children of the Andes Foundation, an organization for kids living on the streets of Colombia. Foundation 4Life funded the renovation of a home for siblings. An additional donation of $45,000 from November will help the organization purchase furnishings, school supplies, playground equipment, and other items.
—The Home Office employees are participating in a food drive for our local food pantry during the holiday season, and employees will volunteer at the Utah Food Bank in January 2011. Also, we will donate physical education equipment to an elementary school in our community for underprivileged children and school uniforms for children in Honduras who were recipients of 4Life Fortify in July 2010.

We appreciate everything you do to share the 4Life products and opportunity with others. We hope your holiday season has been wonderful!

Thank you for the service you provide for children all over the world!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

4Life President Steve Tew Appears on the TODAY Show

TODAY show host Janice Huff with 4Life President Steve Tew and his wife Sherma

In 2007, we had the opportunity to travel to New York City to represent Foundation 4Life® and 4Life distributors on the TODAY show. Bianca appeared on-air to donate more than 600 blankets and pillows and 4000 bottles of enummi® Intensive Body Lotion to the TODAY show holiday toy drive. It was so exciting to be invited by the Direct Selling Association (DSA) to make this presentation.

This holiday season, it was a great honor for 4Life to again appear on the TODAY show. Once again, it is because of the culture of caring and generosity that exists in the hearts of our wonderful distributors. This past Sunday, 4Life President Steve Tew and his wife Sherma represented the company and our distributors with a donation to the drive of more than $120,000 in school supplies and Life C®, 4Life's seven-sourced vitamin C product. The donation consisted of more than 1,000 backpacks. Each pack included a water bottle, one bottle of Life C, colored pencils, crayons, a dual sharpener, and a pad of paper.

We know that our company could not have been better represented than with Steve and Sherma. We watched it all the way over here in Italy and they both did great!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Secret to a Longer Life

What is the secret to a longer life? Is it supporting your health with 4Life products? While that's definitely a great idea, in the November 30, 2010 issue of USA Today, journalist and lecturer Gail Sheehy wrote that selfless caregivers might experience greater longevity. Stephanie Brown, associate professor of preventive medicine at SUNY-Stonybrook, followed a group of older adults caring for family members with dementia and other conditions. If they offered care for more than 14 hours a week, they were less likely to die in a seven-year period than their peers. This study makes one wonder if "survival of the kindest" is perhaps even more important than "survival of the fittest."

In an interview with Berkeley Psychology professor Dacher Keltner, Sheehy learned that caring for people is just as much a part of science as "fight or flight." Berkeley and Stanford Universities even have compassion centers devoted to the study and teaching of this theory. Sheehy also noted in her article that the 40 richest Americans who took the Giving Pledge—to commit the majority of their wealth to charity—are either middle-aged or elderly themselves. Sheehy's interpretation? Nice guys don't finish last—they die last!

Those of us who love to serve others recognize that doing good is in and of itself the greatest reward, but isn't it nice to know that it also comes with great side-effects? Since this is the season for giving, it's heartwarming to know that giving of ourselves is good for others and us. Now we have even more proof that the 4Life pillars of science, success, and service help us to build other people... and ourselves, too!

Sheehy, Gail. "The secret to longer life could be selflessness, scientists say." USA Today. 30 Nov 2010.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Special 4Life Events in South Korea and Japan

We love reporting about exciting 4Life events going on all over the world. In the past few weeks, some great things have been happening in Japan and South Korea.

Recently, 4Life distributors and executives gathered for the annual Japan Executive Training (JET) event at the Tokyo Disney Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. The event also marked the launch of 4Life® NanoFactor® Glutamine Prime. We're especially pleased to note that Japan was the first market outside of the United States to launch Glutamine Prime!

Distributor leaders also enjoyed a Disney® Academy Training by Disney's legendary customer service staff. Everyone spent the night at DisneySEA®, socializing and taking in the rides and scenery. The event concluded with distributor training on 4Life Japan's website, recognition, and a tour of the local office.

Also, over 400 4Life distributors recently gathered in South Korea for their 2010 convention. In addition to the launch of 4Life Transfer Factor® Belle Vie®, distributors celebrated an increase in sales and phenomenal growth. Event highlights included a presentation by Gold International Diamond Fadzli Salim and a recognition ceremony.

Japan and South Korea are examples of the great potential that exists when you combine passionate distributors and dynamic executive leaders. These markets are thriving due to the presence of both. Thank you to everyone involved in these areas of the world!

4Life Japan distributors and executives enjoy a day together at DisneySEA.

What a great crowd at the 4Life South Korea 2010 Convention!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Inspiring Success in Southeast Asia

It is very exciting when the right people at the right time are in the right place to make something spectacular occur. This is exactly what's happening with the 4Life markets in Southeast Asia. We're proud to have the phenomenal leadership of our very first Platinum International Diamonds outside of the United States and Puerto Rico, Sadik Din and Hasnimah of Singapore. Also in Singapore, we have Gold International Diamonds Fadzli Salim and Siti Zuraidah, Salim Raghavan and Noor Azlina, and Sheri Din. In Malaysia, we have Gold International Diamonds Akram Din, Rasid Kamisan and Hasrunita, Richard and Nancy Quek, and Dr. S.S. Tamilselvan and R. Shamala. And, we have wonderful 4Life corporate executives, such as Vice President, International Steve Apple; Vice President of Southeast Asia Michael Seet; General Manager of Indonesia Deddy Aryadi; General Manager of Philippines R. Glenn Ortega; General Manager of Thailand Canitta Panwinit; and General Manager of Malaysia and Singapore Tan Cher Lyn. These men and women are dedicated to supporting distributor success in every way possible.

Thousands of people in Southeast Asia have recognized the benefits of 4Life Transfer Factor® products and the 4Life financial opportunity for success. This success culminated recently at the 4Life Singapore and Malaysia sixth anniversary celebration. During the event, 4Life President Steve Tew presented two Foundation 4Life® checks: $25,000 USD to the Indonesia Disaster Relief Fund and over $3,000 USD (RM 10,000) to PERNIM, a private welfare association that provides shelter and aid for the children of HIV/AIDS patients.

Another integral part of the celebration was the launch of the new Inspire magazine. Published in English and Malay, this third-party magazine recognizes the work of 4Life entrepreneurs in one of the company's fastest growing international regions. We are confident that this kind of credibility will help bring about even more growth in this region of the world.

We congratulate all of you who are a part of this explosive growth. Thank you for your inspiring examples and the reminder of the far-reaching effects of great leadership.

4Life corporate executives pose with distributor leaders at the Malaysia/Singapore sixth anniversary celebration.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank You!

We want to tell all of you how thankful we are for you and all that you do. We love the tradition in the United States of setting aside a special day to give thanks. This year, that day is Thursday, November 25. We think it's interesting that the word for "thanks" in Italian is "grazie," which comes from the word "grace." To be in a state of grace is to be in a sacred or holy state. When our hearts are full of gratitude, we truly are in a blessed condition.

We'd like to take this time to tell each of you how grateful we are for 4Life. From the very beginning, we have felt like this has been a blessed endeavor. We feel blessed to have 4Life Transfer Factor® products. We feel blessed to have experienced such great success, especially now when so many companies are struggling. We feel blessed to have the most dedicated and talented management team in the industry. And, we feel so blessed to have the greatest group of enthusiastic, dedicated, and generous distributors in the world. Together, we are truly building people. Thank you for making this dream possible for us.

Grazie (Italian), Gracias (Spanish), Danke schön (German), Arigato Gozaimasu (Japanese), Spasibo (Russian), or in whatever language you choose to say it, the words "thank you" are two of the most important words in any language.

Thank you!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Build Things that Last

Milan Cathedral

This is a picture we recently took of the Milan Cathedral called the Duomo. It is very impressive. It took 400 years to build and has 135 spires, 150 gargoyles, 1100 internal statues, and 2300 external statues. Seeing the Duomo is a reminder to us that some things are truly built to last. Most of us live in a world of "instant" everything—instant breakfast, instant pudding, and instant gratification. Can you imagine working on something for many years and then never seeing the finished outcome?

In business and in our personal lives, we have found that it is worth taking the time to build things that will last. Often, this means that you need to take fewer shortcuts. Sometimes, merely taking 15 more minutes a day to do follow-up phone calls can make the difference. Or, perhaps you could hold one more meeting a month to help make sure your leaders put into place the right foundations for their organizations. An observant teacher once said that the difference between a C grade and an A grade is usually only 15 extra minutes of study time a day. We challenge you to evaluate your 4Life business. Are you building instant organizations and looking for instant success? Or, are you taking the time to build something that will last? Take that extra 15 minutes every day to build better relationships, a stronger family, and a more fulfilling life.

Stained glass window in the Milan Cathedral

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Edgar Rentería Scores with 4Life

Several years ago, International Diamonds Joel and Jennifer Martínez introduced the 4Life opportunity to future Presidential Diamonds José Sánchez. José, in turn, decided to share 4Life with his good friend Edgar Rentería—shortstop for the San Francisco Giants, five-time All Star winner, and two-time Gold Glove recipient. Edgar and José met many years ago in Florida when they were both pursuing professional baseball careers. Throughout the years, they kept in touch. When José became a 4Life distributor, he wanted to share it with his friend Edgar. José showed Edgar the Success from Home magazine and talked about the freedom that he could find with the 4Life products and opportunity. Edgar was interested and signed up right away.

Over the past few years, Edgar has shared the 4Life products and opportunity with many people, including his mother who lives in Colombia and his Giants team members. In fact, Edgar believes so much in the power of 4Life products that he chose to become an athletic endorser on Team 4Life®. Last week, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Edgar batted an astounding .412, with two home runs and six runs batted in during the series. He even secured the World Series with a three-run homer in the seventh inning of Game 5. Edgar was named the World Series Most Valuable Player after the game was completed.

What a wonderful series of events that all started because a few caring and motivated distributors shared the 4Life opportunity with others!

Edgar Rentería's recent success in the World Series is also a great reminder of the caliber of people who are attracted to 4Life products—people who recognize the great support our products can provide. While 4Life Transfer Factor® products won't necessarily make you a better baseball player, Edgar recognizes, as we all do, that 4Life products can support your health and help you feel and do your best. We are so happy for Edgar and we're proud that he is one of our Team 4Life members. Congratulations, Edgar! Congratulations as well to José Sánchez and Joel and Jennifer Martínez! And, congratulations to all 4Life distributors!

Edgar Rentería with 4Life Founder and CEO David Lisonbee and 4Life President Steve Tew

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

May We Have Your Attention, Please?

Did you know that about 40,000 books are published each year? It would take around 20 years—reading 24 hours a day—to read all of them! A really interesting book in our library is called Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries and Jack Trout. It has some fascinating statistics about the constant stream of information that battles for our attention. Books, magazines, TV, Internet (yes, even reading this blog adds to all that competes for your attention), and cell phones that do much more than allow two people to talk to each other—there truly is, as Ries and Trout write, a "traffic jam on the turnpikes of our mind."

So, how do you ever manage to get anyone's attention long enough to share the truly valuable 4Life message? The book suggests that people will remember what you have to offer if you keep your message simple and if you are the first and best at what you have to offer. We believe that 4Life succeeds at getting and keeping people's attention all over the world because we qualify in those area the authors suggest.

We have a simple message: we truly believe that we have the best immune system-supporting products on the planet and the best opportunity to achieve financial independence. We were the first company to bring the science of Transferceutical products to the world. We are the Transfer Factor Company. And, we are the best at using our science, success, and service to build people.

So there you have it. Have a simple message, be the first in line, and be the best at what you do.

Now that is something worth remembering.

Ries, Al and Trout, Jack. Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind. The McGraw Hill Companies, New York: 2001.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2010 Silver Dollar Award Winners

The 2010 Silver Dollar award winners at BIG Convention 2010

One of the personal highlights of BIG Convention 2010 for me was the recognition of the Silver Dollar award winners. I get rather emotional when this award is presented because it brings back a lot of memories from my youth. As many of you know, the Silver Dollar award is based on an experience I had in high school. After looking for a way to earn some extra money, my friend and I purchased paint and number stencils and looked for neighborhoods that did not have home addresses written in very visible places. I obtained permission to paint house numbers on the curbs. After I did each individual home, I would ring the doorbell and let the homeowner know what I had done. I told the homeowner that there was no charge, but if he or she would like to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated.

I will never forget the sweet elderly woman who gave me six dollars. I still have those six dollars today. Her sweet gift symbolizes the principle that in life and in business, people appreciate when we identify a need and then take the initiative to fill that need by providing a product or service. Those silver dollars remind me that true entrepreneurs seek new and creative ways to meet people's needs, even before that need is recognized or articulated. Many people in the world don't yet know that they need 4Life Transfer Factor® products and the 4Life financial opportunity. Silver Dollar award winners seek new and creative ways to meet people's needs and help build their lives through the 4Life opportunity. They truly are Together, Building People.




Congratulations to the 2010 Silver Dollar award winners!

Aleksey Egorov
Russia

Angela Crist
Ohio, USA

Ángels Muñoz Estape
Spain

Guillermina Miramontes
México

Gustavo Adolfo Moreira
Costa Rica

Islian Véliz & Jaime Martínez
California, USA

Jung, Kwang Rae
South Korea

Kevin & Courtney Moore
Utah, USA

Lorena Daza Castillo & Dr. Armando Segovia
Ecuador

Rafael Vasconcelos & Paula Vasconcelos
Portugal

Rasid Kamisan & Hasrunita
Malaysia

Renaldo & Lymari Sánchez
California, USA

Dr. Samuel Pahm
Philippines

Mr. & Mrs. Tan Peng Teck
Malaysia

Yesid Franco & Blanca Murcia
Colombia

Yuko Fukizawa
Japan

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BIG Convention 2010 Stories

We have been really pleased to hear some of your BIG Convention 2010 stories. We are grateful that so many distributors attended convention and we're excited to hear about the inspiration you gained that will influence your life in the weeks and months to come. Below are just two of the great stories we have received at the Home Office.

"I attended my first 4Life convention in September 2007. Then, I went to illuminate '09 in Orlando with my life Lily. We attended BIG Convention 2010 together with our two daughters. A convention has to be lived in order to understand the wonderful feelings that you experience. It was exciting to see so many people together from around the world, witness the success of distributor leaders, participate in selfless service activities, visit the 4Life Home Office, learn from Keynote Speaker Chris Gardner, and enjoy closing party performer Kelly Clarkson. This convention has motivated us to achieve the next level in our 4Life business. We have returned with even more motivation to impact the lives of others. We are thankful to have this opportunity in our lives and help others understand that they can enjoy better futures. Thanks, 4Life!"
César and Lily de Orbe García, 4Life Presidential Diamonds
México"This is the second convention I have attended, and it was amazing, beautiful, and magnificent. The word 'love' became a reality in the convention center in Salt Lake City, Utah. It's difficult to pick my favorite convention moment because the whole experience was so indescribable. Everything throughout convention helped me understand how much I want to achieve Platinum International Diamond, provide service for others, and be a force for change in society. After coming back home, many people have noticed something different about me. Attending convention has changed the direction of my business. When I speak with people now, I'm better able to help them 'wake up' to this beautiful life that I've discovered with 4Life. I don't want to ever miss another convention. Philadelphia is waiting for me!"
Francisco Lora, 4Life distributor
Dominican Republic

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Good Works Through Good Nutrition

Since the inception of 4Life, we have looked forward to the time when we could provide a product that would benefit the distributor who purchased it and also offer help for a worldwide humanitarian need. The recent introduction of 4Life Fortify does just that. Each 4Life Fortify meal pack provides 12–24 high-quality meals of rice, lentils, and beans, along with a nutritional complex of vitamins, minerals, and 4Life Transfer Factor®.

Recently, 4Life President Steve Tew, Foundation 4Life® Director Tracie Kay, and Senior Director, International Latin America Rich Decker traveled to Tegucigalpita, a remote community in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They went to Tegucigalpita to make the inaugural donation of 4Life Fortify meal packs to hungry kids at a feeding center sponsored by Feed The Children. Feed The Children will ensure that every child who visits the feeding center receives 4Life Fortify, a tortilla, and greens—a well-balanced and nutritious meal.

Fueled by the great generosity of our 4Life family, this product is already in the hands of thousands of children who now enjoy better nutrition because of 4Life Fortify. It is truly a win-win situation. You can earn Life Points when you order the product, and Feed The Children helps deliver it to the children who need it most. Feed The Children is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that distributes food and other essentials to people in need around the world. Because of this partnership, we are able to make sure that the children who need 4Life Fortify the most can benefit as soon as possible.

Together, we truly can do things that we could never do alone. It is such a joy to be involved in making the world a better place. Thank you for continuing to inspire us with your leadership and generosity.

Click here to watch a video about the Honduras visit!

Steve Tew and Tracie Kay pose with some of the kids at the feeding center in Tegucigalpita.

A boy enjoys eating 4Life Fortify.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lessons Learned from Chris Gardner

One of the the highlights of BIG Convention 2010 was the chance to listen to and learn from Keynote Speaker Chris Gardner. Those of us who have seen the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, know how distressing it was to watch Chris and his young son go from a bad situation to a worse one, eventually becoming homeless. At one point, they had to take shelter in a restroom at night while Chris trained during the day to fulfill his dream of working in the financial industry.

It was fascinating to hear the story from Chris's perspective. In the movie, Chris Jr. is portrayed as a five-year-old boy, when in real life he was 14 months old at the time they went through these trials. That makes a big difference, doesn't it? Chris told us that the only daycare facility close by required that children be potty trained. So, Chris sat his toddler down one day to have a "little talk" about potty training.

During his presentation, it really struck us that much of Chris's focus was on his relationship with his son. As successful as he became in the world of business and finance, and as an author and motivational speaker, it was easy to see that Chris's main motivation has always been his role as a father. This role has expanded to Chris's involvement in helping children everywhere improve their life circumstances as well. Meeting Chris backstage was also a treat. He was so personable and warm. Chris was impressed with the enthusiasm of our 4Life distributors. He said that great things happen when people are that excited to learn. We truly believe that great things will happen as we take all of the great lessons we learned at BIG Convention 2010 and apply them in our lives.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

BIG Stories of Sacrifice

It's been truly amazing to hear stories about distributors who sacrificed so much to be with us at BIG Convention 2010. Here are just a few:

Sabino and Abigail Quiñones

International Diamonds Sabino and Abigail Quiñones from Mexico coordinated everything so that more than 50 distributors could travel to convention by bus. Planning for the excursion took over six months, with Sabino and Abigail organizing the bus rental, hotel reservations, food, and logistics. Most distributors in their group had to save for several months to afford the trip. Many shared hotel rooms and ate at less expensive locations to save money. Sabino and Abigail have said they make this huge sacrifice because attending convention—the speeches they hear, the friendships they make, and the motivation they gain from executives and leaders—helps them recharge their strength and better build their business.

In addition, many Muslim distributors attended convention. They traveled from several different countries around the world—some as far away as Singapore and Malaysia. We learned that convention took place during one of the most important Muslim holidays, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadhan. During Hari Raya Aidilfitri, family and friends celebrate together at home and in their places of worship. They prepare special foods, decorate their homes, and give and receive presents. We were touched to find out that so many of our Muslim distributors chose to come to convention and forgo spending this special time with their families.

Thank you to all of you for the sacrifices you made to attend BIG Convention 2010. We're sure you know by now that it was well worth the effort!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

An Open Letter to All of Our Amazing Distributors


Our hearts are full after seeing so many of you at BIG Convention 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah a few weeks ago. Once again, we were so impressed by the caliber of people in our 4Life family. We were truly touched by your expressions of love and support. We met some of you after convention on our flight to New York and also on our flight back to Europe. We are grateful that so many of you came from so far to be with us. We always thoroughly enjoy the chance to meet our 4Life distributors in person.

A few of you that we met asked to take a picture with us. For the most part, we were able to fulfill these requests, but unfortunately, in a few instances, we weren't able to make it work. Please know that in these cases, we either had to get to a meeting or there were just too many people to accommodate everyone who wanted the opportunity to take a photo with us. Having to turn down any requests is our least favorite part of convention. We are thankful that we were able to meet so many of you, hear your great stories, and be inspired by your enthusiasm for 4Life. We have heard several stories about the enormous sacrficies that many of you made to be with us. Next week, we would like to share a few of these stories on the blog.

We are already looking forward to the next convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 18–21, 2012!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Transferceutical Products™ at BIG Convention 2010

Wow! For those of you who weren't with us at BIG Convention 2010, we were thrilled to introduce several new products, including two products for our Targeted Transfer Factor® line—4Life® NanoFactor® Glutamine Prime and 4Life Transfer Factor® KBU. One of the three pillars of 4Life is science. 4Life is known in the nutritional supplement industry for its cutting-edge products that are based on groundbreaking research. Here's a review of the BIG news about some great new products to add to your 4Life arsenal of immune system defense.

4Life NanoFactor Glutamine Prime provides specific support directly to your immune cells. It supports the immune system by providing extra fuel to immune cells with an amino acid called glutamine. Think of it as premium fuel for your immune cells. This helps power immune cell activity and provides the building blocks for the powerful and essential antioxidant glutathione. NanoFactor extract provides enhanced communication between immune cells, leading to appropriate immune cell response and healthy immune system function.

4Life Transfer Factor KBU is formulated to support the entire urinary system. Targeted ingredients like cranberry, blueberry, dandelion leaf, and juniper berry give you the cleansing support you need for the healthy function of your bladder and kidneys. In addition, 4Life Transfer Factor® supports your body's immune response and helps strengthen urinary tract health.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We're Here!


We are so thrilled to finally be here in Salt Lake City, Utah to welcome thousands of 4Life distributors to BIG Convention 2010. It's the moment for which so many people have been planning for the last several months. We can't wait to congratulate all of you who have sacrificed so much to be here. We promise you that this convention will be the biggest one yet. Not just in size, but also in substance, enthusiasm, inspiration, and fun. We want to extend a BIG thank you to all of you who have made this great convention possible and to all of you who are in attendance. We know you are in for a BIG treat!

Here are just a few of the events that we can't wait to share with you!

—Beatles Bash opening party on Wednesday night
—Foundation 4Life® service activity on Thursday morning
—Powered by Platinums workshop series on Thursday and Friday
—BIG Store
—One World One Family Recognition Gala
—Keynote Speaker Christopher Gardner
—Kelly Clarkson performance at the closing party

Stay tuned to the Twitter feed on big10.4life.com for all of the up-to-the-minute BIG Convention 2010 announcements!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Platinum International Diamond Dream Stories: Dave and Gabriela Daughtrey


The history of 4Life would not be complete without Dave and Gabriela and their faith in the message of this company. Their enthusiasm for 4Life and 4Life Transfer Factor® has fueled 4Life's success from the beginning. How thankful we are for their dedication, and their examples of the best values for which a person can aspire. Their ability to teach and influence others is making a great difference throughout the world today. The two of them are such an incredible team!

I studied electronic engineering in college, but decided early on that I was better suited for an entrepreneurial career. Before being introduced to 4Life, I spent over 20 years in the network marketing industry, both as a consultant and distributor. After a series of successes and failures, I found myself in a difficult situation. In 1998, I was living in a small apartment with very little money, and I had been combating chronic health problems for several years.

While I was searching for what was next, I learned about 4Life from a close friend. I had never heard of something that could educate your immune system. The more I learned about 4Life Transfer Factor®, the more I became interested in marketing the product. During a trip to Utah to meet the 4Life executive team and see the Home Office, Gabriela and I decided to sign up as distributors. That was the day that one decision changed the future of our family. 4Life offered me the opportunity to build a real business, to build something for my future and my family's future.

When I first started, I didn't even have a car. But we made a decision and never looked back. Gabriela and I both felt that 4Life was going to be a successful company, with or without us. Becoming Platinum International Diamonds has helped us lead the way for others, and is hopefully an inspiration. This has been such an exciting and rewarding journey. We are proof that anyone willing to get involved and remain persistent can reach the top. We have built our dream house on top of a mountain in California with a great ocean view. We enjoy traveling, playing sports, and spending time with our six children: Diana, Leslie, Marcos, Fernanda, Brandon, and Ryan.

I continue to be very involved in all the markets where 4Life has a presence, and I have personally traveled to every country in which 4Life has an international office. My desire now is to see others achieve their goals and share in the same freedom I have experienced. Everybody has dreams and aspirations in life. One of the great things about 4Life is that by Together, Building People we can help each other accomplish those dreams and achieve success. No matter your definition of success, you can accomplish it with 4Life.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Gold International Diamonds: Lorena Daza Castillo and Dr. Armando Segovia

We'd like to congratulate Lorena Daza Castillo and Dr. Armando Segovia of Ecuador as our newest Gold International Diamonds. They have built their business based on 4Life's philosophy of Together, Building People® and we're grateful for their leadership, commitment, and passion for 4Life. Congratulations!

We were introduced to 4Life through Presidential Diamond Guido Viteri. Since we began our journey with 4Life, we feel full of life! We have new friends and we are fulfilling our life's purpose—to provide service to others. Through 4Life, we have witnessed the transformation of people who did not believe in themselves and had low self-esteem, whether due to their socio-economic status or their cultural background. Once they learn about 4Life, they become different people. They become leaders who can quit their jobs and enjoy a totally different lifestyle. That's 4Life. We have witnessed amazing results with our five children and the 4Life products. We believe in the benefits of 4Life Transfer Factor®. For us, the quality of these products is a key point in the company.

We would like to thank Gold International Diamond Esdras Cabrera Alberto for his enthusiasm and dedication in traveling around Ecuador and sharing the 4Life opportunity. We would also like to thank all the leaders in our organization for opening their hearts to this great opportunity. Lastly, we would love to thank David and Bianca Lisonbee for taking the initiative to create a company that is truly focused on Together, Building People through science, success, and service.

Our advice for other 4Life distributors is to keep going forward. Keep your dreams alive and remember that each difficulty you face, each obstacle you overcome, and each wall you climb makes you stronger and gives you the necessary wisdom to be able to achieve your dreams and guide others. Remember that consistency and perseverance are essential in accomplishing your purposes. You have to give room for new thoughts and ideas to grow in order to achieve success. Think big! With 4Life, nothing is impossible.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What Masterpiece Will You Create?

Violin workshop in Cremona, Italy

Recently, we visited a little town in Italy called Cremona. It is considered the birthplace of the violin. Additionally, the famous violin maker Antonio Stradivari was born in Cremona. His Stradivarius violins are considered the finest in the world. The whole town is full of violin shops where you can meet and talk with some of the best violin makers in the world. We went to a hall where very old Stradivarius violins, as well as other very valuable violins, are on display in glass cases. Each day, the instruments must be taken out of their cases and played for 15 minutes, or else they will lose their ability to produce such incredible tones. It is said that some of the violins sound better now than they did hundreds of years ago. The violins sounded truly superb!

One thing that really struck us was the power of doing something consistently each day. What masterpiece could be accomplished in your life by dedicating 15 minutes of every day to a task you truly care about? How could you sharpen your business skills or improve your 4Life organization? We have no doubt that if you commit 15 minutes each day to consistently working on one specific aspect of your 4Life business, the results will be dramatic. You may not become a violin virtuoso, but the success you create because of your efforts will be music to many people's ears.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Share Your 4Life Story with the World

If you know much about 4Life, you understand that we are committed to providing solid science behind our products. But we have always said that science is only as good as the lives that it touches. All the research, tests, double-blind studies, and impressive results must translate into individual lives being made better through the use of the products. The substantial science behind our products gives people confidence to try them, but individual experiences give people conviction to share the products with others.

We were fascinated by transfer factors when we first heard about them, but it was not until we tried 4Life Transfer Factor® for ourselves that we became passionate about doing all we could to share it with the world. One thing we have never been short on is a wealth of personal experiences from people who have used 4Life products. In our travels all over the world, including our time here in Italy, people always share their 4Life product testimonials with us.

We're very excited to tell you about a new website—4lifestyles.com. We want your story to be a part of this powerful new tool that will be released during BIG Convention 2010. Tape your own video testimonial and upload it to YouTube. Then, submit it at www.4life.com/lights-camera-action. Stay tuned to see if your testimonial shows up on 4lifestyles.com!

We're looking for any and all 4Life testimonials. Here's a list of possible topics:

—Supporting your immune system with 4Life Transfer Factor products
—Enjoying the benefits of 4Life products at wholesale cost
—Changing your life by building a 4Life business
—Building relationships with 4Life team members
—Traveling around the world
—Helping others change their lives
—Enjoying time freedom with the money you make from your 4Life business

Click here for details on how to submit your video testimonial.

Please remember to always adhere to 4Life's policy with regard to product claims; that is, 4Life distributors may not make any claim that 4Life products are useful in the cure, treatment, diagnosis, mitigation, or prevention of any diseases. Submissions will only be accepted from active 4Life distributors in good standing. Submissions become the property of 4Life and may be edited for content or to meet compliance regulations, published, or otherwise used in any medium. Any entries containing copyrighted material, obscene, crude, graphic, sexual, vulgar, explicit, or offensive content, or any content deemed unsuitable by 4Life Research, will be disqualified.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Powered by Platinums


Our Platinum International Diamonds are truly a distinguished group of people. They have personally built successful businesses. They know the powerful health support that 4Life Transferceutical products offer. They understand the passion, sacrifice, teamwork, and unyielding dedication it requires to build organizations that will stand the test of time.

We are so pleased that 4Life distributors will have the chance to hear from all of our Platinum International Diamonds at BIG Convention 2010. We have had the privilege to spend time with each of these distributors—we know their 4Life stories and we know the goodness of their hearts. And we can promise you that their workshops have the potential to change the way you build your business for the better.

What will you take home from the Powered by Platinums workshop series? Perhaps you've held back until now, afraid to take the necessary steps to achieve the next highest recognition level. Maybe you've been doing pretty well, but you're feeling a little stagnant in your business. Or, maybe you're excited about the progress of your4Life business and you just want to hear secrets from top 4Life distributors. No matter your situation, we promise you that Powered by Platinums will be phenomenal. We've seen these distributors in action many, many times—and we can't wait to see what they share at BIG Convention 2010!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Platinum International Diamond Dream Stories: Jeff and Michelle Altgilbers

Jeff and Michelle Altgilbers

Jeff and Michelle are two of the most passionate 4Life distributors. They have worked hard to build a global business. Their enthusiasm is contagious and they are the kind of people who make friends with people they meet all over the world. We encourage everyone to get to know them. They are both very talented musically and have a beautiful family. It is a pleasure to spotlight them!

I initially started developing my 4Life business over 12 years ago after my previous career as a small-business owner fell apart. As I began looking at other options, I considered a network marketing business. I knew people who had made some serious money with it. I decided it was the only way I was ever going to get back on my feet financially.

I had heard about 4Life from some former colleagues, and also spoke with my friend, Platinum International Diamond Dave Daughtrey. After hearing good things about the products and learning more about Founders David and Bianca Lisonbee, I decided 4Life was the right company for me.

Since I couldn't afford a phone, my sponsor was gracious enough to give me a cell phone. I couldn't get any reception in my house, so I would drive up to a farmer's field to make phone calls, spreading my notes out on the hood. I was three months behind on my car payment and even had the electricity in my house turned off. My business grew as I spent time traveling to countries such as South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, and India.

When it comes to being a leader, it's not about you; it's about your team. Having good character is one of the most crucial aspects of being a leader. You need to be someone who keeps your word, follows through, and is dependable. I strive to remain committed to my team's success and let my distributors know I care about their businesses.

4Life has given me the chance to focus on family. In the beginning, I was taking care of the immediate needs. But as a result of my travels, I met Michelle and that really changed my life. We now enjoy life together in Tennessee with our children Micah, Alexander, and Arthur. I also have a grown daughter, Julia, who lives in Georgia. The most important thing I enjoy now is our family life with our children.

If you maintain your passion, amazing things can happen. I am grateful for the 4Life opportunity and for the many wonderful things I have experienced while sharing the 4Life philosophy of Together, Building People.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

4Life Is the Perfect Formula

Here is another great dream story. We love reading these, so keep sending them to us!

Three years ago, I came to the United States from Seville, Spain. When I lived in Spain, I worked at important corporate positions, but never felt fulfilled. After arriving in the USA, I got jobs working in a library and a restaurant in Miami. I worked 17 hours a day, rented a room, and barely got by. I didn't speak English and my educational qualifications, training, and work experience didn't transfer over from Spain.

Two and a half years ago, I was introduced to the 4Life opportunity by International Diamond Melanio Valdes. At the time I was skeptical, but I had enough faith to sign up as a Leader4Life. At that moment, my dreams and goals became real. I really believe that 4Life is a phenomenon. It is tearing down walls and boundaries. With 4Life, there are no different nationalities, only one family that provides service and love. There are no different paths, only one path—success. 4Life is the perfect formula for combining diversity and plurality into unity.

I am grateful to the International Networkers Team. I have attended two Great Escape+ trips and I was a contest winner for the illuminate '09 convention. And earlier this year, thanks to the collaboration of my entire team, I achieved the International Diamond level. I want to thank all those who have helped my growth and progress. My success is the result of many people who add everyday value to my life. I strive to always live our motto, Together, Building People.

Roberto Padilla, International Diamond
Florida, USA

For a limited time, we'll award a $40 gift card to every dream story we publish on the blog! This gift card can be used to purchase 4Life marketing tools on www.4lifetools.com.


Please e-mail the following information to dreamstories@4life.com:


Name


4Life ID#


Distributor rank


How has 4Life helped you achieve your dreams? (Use as much detail as you like!)


Please e-mail a high quality photo of yourself as well.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Finding a Home with 4Life


Most of you know that we are serving a mission for our church in Milan, Italy. A big part of our assignment has been to start a center where young single adults can come to socialize and find inspiration. It has been a wonderful experience for us and we have met some great young people. Recently, a young man came to our center. He is studying with an extension program for his university in Miami, Florida. He doesn't speak Italian and felt pretty homesick at first. He became fast friends with the young people at the center, including Italians, Peruvians, Americans, Hungarians, Brazilians, and more. He said that he really felt at home.

It was a good reminder that all of us need to feel like we belong to a family. We all need a support group. It also reminded us that this kind of friendship can extend beyond cultures and language barriers. As 4Life leaders, you bring people and cultures together. You help provide a safe and secure environment in uncertain times through the 4Life opportunity. You help "homesick" people find a home with 4Life. At 4Life, we are committed not only to providing the best products on the planet, but by Together, Building People, we can give everyone in the 4Life family a place of support and friendship. With 4Life, you can always feel at home!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our Worldwide 4Life Family


One of our favorite aspects of 4Life conventions is recognizing achievements. We would love nothing more than to applaud you for everything you do each day to build your 4Life business and share this company's message with people everywhere.

The theme for this year's Recognition Gala is One World One Family. We think this perfectly fits the way we feel about 4Life distributors. Over the past 12 years, our 4Life family has grown from just a handful of people in our Utah living room to hundreds of thousands of distributors throughout the world. We love the way you have embraced the 4Life philosophy of Together, Building People through science, success, and service.

Even more than that, we think it's wonderful that so many distributors have gone one step further, creating a family atmosphere within their 4Life organizations. We truly do think of the people who make up the worldwide 4Life distributor force as a family. Even though our numbers grow with each passing month and year, we continue to be bound by the science of 4Life products, the success achieved by 4Life distributors, and the service each of you provides on a daily basis for others.

We can't wait to join with you at BIG Convention 2010 for the Recognition Gala. Through music, culture, dance, and above all, recognition for achievements, we will cherish our differences and celebrate what we have in common. We truly are a family. One World. One Family.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Gold International Diamonds: Salim Raghavan and Noor Azlina


We are so pleased that Salim Raghavan and Noor Azlina of Singapore recently achieved the Gold International Diamond level. An engineer who resigned his job to build a 4Life business, Salim and his wife have great people skills that help them connect with people from all walks of life. We know that they care deeply about the members of their team and work to motivate them in building their own businesses.

My whole journey with 4Life began with a simple brochure that was given to me. I thought to myself, "How much can this little brochure do?" After looking through the brochure and talking to Platinum International Diamond Sadik Din, I was impressed with the potential that 4Life Transfer Factor® products could have to fulfill my dream of helping people to achieve health and wealth. At that point in time, I learned that one of my friends needed health support. So, I introduced 4Life Transfer Factor to him. The wonderful results he experienced gave me double confidence in this business.

Different people have different ways of approaching people about 4Life. For me, I always talk about network marketing, 4Life, and today's economy. From there, people are able to see and compare their current life with their dream life. I truly believe that 4Life is the best way to achieve financial freedom and good health. However, there are no shortcuts in this business. You have to be patient, hardworking, and willing to follow the system of successful people.

Life wasn't easy before we started with 4Life. In just five years, I have been able to build a new beautiful home, purchase my dream car, and take my wife on vacations. Knowing that we have become Gold International Diamonds is like a dream come true. No words can fully describe the feeling. The sacrifices and hard work have proved worth it. This is not the stopping point, but a new motivation to push harder to the next level of Platinum International Diamond. To all my business partners who helped make this possible—let's work hard for a better tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

In Memoriam: International Diamond Carmou Molarski

Carmou Molarski

We were saddened to hear about the recent passing of 4Life International Diamond Carmou Molarski of Texas. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and 4Life group at this time.

Carmou Molarski was born on July 17, 1951, in Durango, Mexico. When she was a teenager, Carmou's parents moved their family to Texas to give their children the opportunity to learn English. Carmou met and married the love of her life, Luther Molarski, in El Paso. They farmed together, owned and operated an archery store, and eventually started a plumbing business. Carmou's friends said when she needed plumbing done at her home, she often did it herself! Carmou also graduated from beauty college and eventually opened her own shop near her home. Carmou was a worker!

Carmou joined 4Life as a distributor nearly ten years ago. As in everything she ever decided to do, Carmou worked hard, built her business faithfully, and eventually achieved the International Diamond rank. She was deeply loved and respected by all who knew her.

We loved reading these touching words about Carmou from her fellow 4Life distributors. 4Life distributor Jacque Cook from Texas said, "Carmou was the most beautiful, caring, and loving best friend. I loved her dearly. She was always thinking of everyone she cared about and was always there if you needed her. We have had a great ride together. We worked together, played together, and traveled together, even going to several 4Life conventions. We have always been there for each other through thick and thin, good times and bad times. I'm going to miss her terribly. She was the closest friend I ever had."

International Diamond Bonnie Hornsby from South Carolina expressed similar sentiments about her good friend Carmou. She said, "When I look back on the years I knew her, I think of what a beautiful lady she was both inside and out. She fought for what she believed in and would not give up. I admired her so very much. She was my business partner and my confidant, but mostly my friend. Her life was not easy but she always had a smile on her face when I was with her. I know she's in a better place now and so happy to be with Luther again. My life has been blessed to have had Carmou in it. I can't believe she is gone."

Our very own Vice President of Field Development Mark Petersen also had some wonderful things to say about Carmou. "Carmou was amazing to watch and be around. She had amazing strength cloaked in never-ending kindness. For years she has set the standard of bridging the gap between English and Spanish-speaking distributors in West Texas and Northeast Mexico. We will all miss her!"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Gold International Diamonds: Rasid Kamisan and Hasrunita


We are so excited to welcome Rasid Kamisan and Hasrunita of Malaysia to our Gold International Diamond group. Rasid and Hasrunita are great leaders who care deeply for their downline distributors. This couple travels extensively to assist their leaders, and they are well-respected by all who know them. Rasid and Hasrunita have a vision for their group and they work with each leader to achieve it.

I strongly believe in the power that network marketing has to help people create success for themselves. I feel there is no other platform out there that can provide such an extraordinary opportunity for people to live better lives. Before 4Life, I knew that network marketing was the answer for me and my family, but I hadn't found the right company yet.

Then, my wife and I were introduced to 4Life through my brother, Mr. Arshad Kamisan. 4Life is the right company to help you achieve all the happiness and freedom that you ever wanted. This company can help you realize ultimate health, time freedom, and financial freedom, and have the chance to contribute to charity. I love making a difference in people's lives through 4Life and 4Life Transfer Factor®.

I feel proud that my success has helped contribute to Sadik Din becoming the first Platinum International Diamond in Southeast Asia. I'm grateful to help make history for our region and I know this will motivate my business partners to have increased confidence and faith in 4Life.

The bonus payments and rewards that I receive from 4Life have enabled me to settle all my personal loans and credit card debt. Now, I can save for both my future and my family. I have achieved financial and time freedom. Soon, I will own my dream house and my dream car. After only five years with 4Life, my life and my business partners' lives have changed.

With the amazing support of 4Life Transfer Factor and unbelievable LP payouts, individuals have all the opportunities they need to change their lives. You will be the one to determine your success or failure.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Platinum International Diamond Dream Stories: Juan Rosado and Damaris Zapata

Two of 4Life's bright and shining stars are Juan Rosado and his wonderful wife, Damaris. Not only are Juan and Damaris inspiring examples of how to achieve success as distributors, but they are also examples of successful human beings. They have led the way in their commitment to service and they have inspired others to do the same. Their dedication to their three beautiful daughters and the 4Life family is exemplary.

Before I was introduced to 4Life, I worked 12 hour days every weekday and an additional eight hours every Sunday as a security guard. I was struggling to make even simple financial and lifestyle goals a reality. Because I had only received a ninth grade education, I felt like I would always be stuck in this situation.

We learned about 4Life from Platinum International Diamond Dr. Herminio Nevárez, a long-time friend. Herminio asked me if I wanted to make my dreams come true. Of course I did, but I hadn't found a way to make it happen. I didn't understand the 4Life opportunity very well, but I was hopeful that I could begin to generate income that would bring me the financial freedom necessary to establish a new way of life.

Under Herminio's direction, I started building my 4Life business part-time, while continuing to work as a security guard. Night after night, I would share the plan, show the plan, and present the plan. I would talk to people who were looking for a new opportunity and if they had a desire to move forward, they would join me. One of my early goals was to have enough money to retire from my job as a security guard. I met this goal less than two years later.

We know that this world offers many things, but so many of those things seem to give us less time with the people we care about. If you want to have more time to spend with your family and enjoy life, 4Life is the perfect opportunity. I have even written a book about my personal story. The book is entitled El Guardia que Compro sus Sueños (The Security Guard Who Purchased His Dreams) and has sold over 75,000 copies.

I have learned many things over the years, but today I know that a good decision made at the right moment can change your life. 4Life has given me everything. I want nothing less than to continue making this opportunity available to the rest of the world. The chance to share this opportunity with other people and witness their own life-changing stories has been greatly satisfying.

We now have three beautiful daughters, Marianny, Aracelis, and Brianny, and live near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Even though we have traveled the world together, there is no experience that is more marvelous than being home together, going to the beach together, or riding bikes together.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Your Personal Pursuit of Happiness


Many of you have probably seen the acclaimed film, The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith. Had we not known it was based on a true story, we would have had a hard time believing that someone could overcome such challenges. And not only was he able to overcome great challenges, but he triumphed over them.

Of course you know that the person who lived this real-life story is Christopher Gardner. We have the singular opportunity to hear Christopher Gardner share his story with us at BIG Convention 2010 this September. We believe that hearing Christopher's story will be life-changing for everyone in attendance.

Christopher Gardner succeeded against great odds. As you watch the movie, you can't help but ache for the trials he faced. However, because of those trials, he is truly qualified to give us a message of substance and depth on how each of us can overcome obstacles in our personal pursuits of happiness.

Can you imagine the positive energy and power of a convention that features someone like Christopher Gardner, not to mention the many 4Life distributors and leaders who daily inspire others to achieve their pursuits of happiness? It will truly be memorable. We look forward to learning from Christopher Gardner and learning from you.

One important thing that we all can learn from Christopher is to make the most of opportunities when they present themselves. We hope you take advantage of the great opportunity in front of you—BIG Convention 2010. We truly believe that attending convention will provide all of us with a phenomenal chance to pursue our own paths to happiness.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Special Time Spent with 4Life Distributors

This past week we had the privilege of being with some of our Gold and Platinum International Diamonds on the Gold Getaway and Platinum Pinnacle trips. It was truly rewarding to celebrate the wonderful leaders of our company who help make dreams come true for so many others.

We met with the Gold International Diamonds in San Francisco, California. One of our fondest memories from this trip will be of cruising underneath the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset. We then got to join our Platinum International Diamonds in Kona, Hawaii at the Four Seasons Resort. It was a time of relaxation and rejuvenation, plus a little adventure in the forms of helicopter rides and hiking.

Of course, all these activities would be enjoyable in and of themselves, but to experience such wonderful places with inspiring members of the 4Life family made the trip much more than just a nice vacation. We also had the unique opportunity to congratulate our newest Platinum International Diamonds, Sadik Din and his wife Hasnimah. They went to the Gold Getaway and also joined us on the Platinum Pinnacle trip.

Sadik made a comment that really impressed us. He said that the greatest power God has given us is the ability to make choices. In the days since our trip, we have thought a lot about this. The mission of 4Life is all about giving people the opportunity to make the choice to improve their lives through science, success, and service. It was great to spend a few days with the wonderful leaders of 4Life who have chosen to take advantage of this great opportunity. We can hardly wait to be with those distributors who will join us next time. Choose now to be one of those people. We know you can do it!

The Gold Getaway attendees enjoy a dinner cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Platinum Pinnacle group poses together for a photo.

The Platinum Pinnacle ladies are ready to enjoy the day.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Platinum International Diamond Dream Stories: Bonnie Taylor


Bonnie is the kind of person everyone would love to have as a friend or neighbor. Her leadership style embodies the Together, Building People philosophy. She loves people and loves seeing them succeed. Her enthusiasm and passion for 4Life, as well as her beautiful smile, are contagious.

Before working with 4Life, I achieved top positions in network marketing companies and traditional corporations. I was eventually forced to take time off from work as my parents became extremely ill and needed my assistance. I used my retirement and savings to bring in specialized doctors for my mother. I lost everything—my home, my car, and all my good credit. I was $200,000 in debt and homeless when my parents passed away.

When I was initially introduced to 4Life Transfer Factor®, I wanted nothing to do with it. I received call after call from Dr. Gary Haagen, a retired chiropractor from Washington, who was one of the very first 4Life distributors. When I saw the difference the product made in my life, it got my attention and I knew I could build a business with 4Life. I began developing my business one day at a time and now my organization, which we call Team Bond, is literally all over the world. What once seemed impossible became possible.

I now live in Clovis, California, with my family, who travels the world with me. It was my dream to have my family living on one estate together, and now my son, daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, and three dogs live with me on the estate. My daughter and adopted daughter live in other areas of the United States.

I am committed to continuing to help my organization as we take 4Life across the globe. I have created a website with my team that gives distributors around the world access to what they need for success. Distributors need a place for prospecting, training, and mentoring. They need to stay in touch with a team and in tune with activities across the world. With this kind of connection, we all can stay motivated and find the strength to succeed.

I know that each step we take, and with every effort we make, we are enriching the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Team Bond believes in and practices the 4Life philosophy of Together, Building People!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Kelly Clarkson Joins the Convention Line-Up


Kelly Clarkson—Wow! This truly is BIG!

We thought the line-up for BIG Convention 2010 was already stellar, but to have Kelly Clarkson perform just for 4Life distributors during the closing party is truly exciting. An already incredible convention registration value just went way up. And if you have any doubts about whether or not you'll be able to attend convention, just tell your kids or grandkids that Kelly Clarkson will be there and they will be begging you to go... and they'll want to come with you!

We first remember hearing Kelly sing when she competed on American Idol. We got into the excitement with our children and we all cheered her on. It was evident that she was destined for stardom. After being crowned the very first winner of American Idol, Kelly went on to win Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, and American Music Awards. Her four albums to date have sold over 20 million copies worldwide!

We hope it's easy to see that we're serious when we say that this is going to be a BIG convention—business-changing announcements, phenomenal new products, and now an exciting celebrity! We know the place will be rocking, and we don't want one single 4Life distributor to miss out on the fun. Be sure and look up some of Kelly's music so you can sing along during our personal, 4Life-only concert.

Click here to view 4Life President Steve Tew making the huge announcement.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Congratulations Sadik Din and Hasnimah!

Sadik Din and Hasnimah

We are thrilled to welcome Sadik Din and Hasnimah of Singapore as our newest Platinum International Diamonds! When we were in Malaysia last November, Sadik declared his goal to reach the Platinum International Diamond level. We had no doubt then that he would reach his objective, because Sadik is a man who works hard to make his dreams come true. His dedication to help others around him succeed exemplifies what being a Platinum International Diamond is all about. We could not be happier for him.

Sadik's family is an amazing example of the power of teamwork. A few years ago, Sadik's powerhouse sister Sheri attended convention for the first time and began introducing her family to the 4Life opportunity. After a few short years, Sadik has risen to the rank of Platinum International Diamond. Sheri and their brother Akram are both Gold International Diamonds, and many other family members have become successful 4Life distributors. This family works together, plays together, and builds their businesses together. What a wonderful model for all of us!

We are also thrilled about the recent overall growth in Singapore and Malaysia. From January to April of 2010, 4Life Singapore was up 53% over 2009. Malaysia posted an 88% increase during that time. Congratulations to Sadik Din and Hasnimah and congratulations to the hard-working 4Life distributors in Singapore and Malaysia!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Dedication in the Face of Adversity

We never cease to be inspired by you, our incredible distributors. Some of you may know that Gold International Diamond Eiichi Uemura from Japan has been going through some serious health challenges. He suffered a stroke some time ago, and has been hospitalized ever since. As you can imagine, it has been a very difficult time for his family, and especially his wife, Keiko. We were both so impressed with the fact that Keiko and their daughter Manami are building Eiichi's 4Life business while he is unable to do so. We were also especially touched by their desire to still attend the upcoming BIG Convention 2010 in September of this year.

Keiko made this comment to us: "Our family believes that showing affirmation in action is important. Many people know in their minds that something is good to do, or they have a belief of what they think is ideal, but we think it's just as important to act on your beliefs and share them with others." Keiko and Manami feel that by going to convention, they are showing the strength of their family's commitment to 4Life. They truly want to honor Eiichi in this manner.

This is another example to us that truly successful people don't look for excuses as to why they can't do something. Instead, they find ways to accomplish tasks, in spite of the challenges and obstacles in their way. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Uemura family and we commend them for their dedication, courage, and faith.

Keiko and Eiichi Uemura

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring All Year Long

In Italy, as in much of the world, spring is finally here. We love the feeling of rebirth and rejuvenation that always seems to come this time of year. No matter how long and cold winter has been, spring brings new life and hope for the future.

Spring is definitely in the air at 4Life. Although many people around the world are still facing challenges as a result of the global recession, more and more people are realizing that as they help others discover the advantages of the 4Life products and opportunity, they can, in turn, improve their own financial situation.

We have been very pleased with the success of the 90 Days of Power challenge that was introduced at the end of 2009. March 2010 sales in the United States were up 40% over March 2009. Many of our global markets experienced a similar increase, with worldwide sales up 45% over the same month in 2009. This amazing growth doesn't have to end! The great thing about the 90 Days of Power challenge is that anyone can do it... anytime! Please encourage the distributors in your group to begin their own 90 Days of Power right now. It's a great way to shake off any discouragement and make a big jump in organizational growth. Let's continue the growth and rejuvenation of spring all year long.

Click here for all the details about the 90 Days of Power challenge!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Dream Story: New Gold International Diamonds Ileana and Hugo Johnson

We had the opportunity to meet the Johnsons at a 4Life meeting in Puerto Rico a few years ago. We were so impressed with their leadership as distributors and principles as individuals. They have a beautiful family and it was wonderful to see how well they work together. We have no doubt that they have many years of continued success ahead of them. We are so happy about their latest achievement, although it's not surprising!

We were introduced to 4Life several years ago by Platinum International Diamond Juan Rosado. We felt like what he was sharing with us was too good to be true, so we didn't give the opportunity the attention it deserved. We joined 4Life, but didn't commit ourselves to it. Two years later, we got a call from Gold International Diamond Angel Molina Gali. He told us about the 4Life opportunity and introduced us to Gold International Diamond Lily Sanchez, who's now our upline. We truly got a second chance to understand the greatness of the 4Life opportunity.

4Life has completely changed our lives. Through it, we have found a purpose for our lives and have helped make a difference in other people's lives. Many people go through life only hoping to find a company like 4Life that will allow them to achieve all of their dreams. We're so pleased that we've reached the level of Gold International Diamond. We have tremendous leaders in our organization—a group of dreamers who are committed to themselves and the future of their families. With such a great level of leadership, we felt it was only a matter of time before we would achieve success.

Our strategy in sharing the 4Life message ties closely to our fervent desire to serve and value others. We believe strongly in the power of human transformation and in helping others discover their true potential. The foundation of our business lies in furthering the personal growth of each leader in our organization. We believe that patience and perseverance are important, along with understanding that the most important process in this business is developing the faith to believe in yourself. And then, you focus on helping others.

Ileana and Hugo Johnson
California, USA

Friday, April 9, 2010

Achieving Success Is a Process

Here is another great dream story. We love reading these, so keep sending them to us!

I tried for many years to build my organization but had very little results. Approximately ten months ago, I allowed myself to be guided by an incredible person. Gold International Diamond José Martín Rosado helped me find my special gifts that God has given to every single human being. I learned to teach others how to fish instead of giving them a fish. Most importantly, I learned to dream again and to never stop fighting for my dreams.

I learned to connect myself 150% to my team's educational system, apply it every day, and teach others to do the same. I've learned that achieving success is a process that we must go through and continue to go through in order to make those dreams come true. I am so grateful that I have learned so much—not only for myself but to be able to teach other people as well. I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel for me and my family, especially after losing practically everything we had.

With the help of 4Life, I've been able to quit one of my part-time jobs; soon, I hope to dedicate 150% of myself to my 4Life business. We have millions of people around the world that need 4Life and I know we can reach them one by one and make a difference in this world. 4Life has been a blessing for our family and I thank God we are involved with this opportunity!

Frances Stapleton, Presidential Diamond
Florida, USA

Frances Stapleton and her family

For a limited time, we'll award a $40 gift card to every dream story we publish on the blog! This gift card can be used to purchase 4Life marketing tools on www.4lifetools.com.

Please e-mail the following information to dreamstories@4life.com:


Name
4Life ID#
Distributor rank
How has 4Life helped you achieve your dreams? (Use as much detail as you like!)

Please e-mail a high quality photo of yourself as well.