Friday, January 29, 2010

More Help for Haiti

We would be remiss if we didn't highlight the extraordinary support for Haiti that was organized by 4Life distributors in the Caribbean. In the Dominican Republic, Gold International Diamond Esdras Cabrera Alberto led Foundation 4Life® relief efforts by securing numerous supplies, including bread, powdered milk, water, ready-to-eat meat, and many other essential items. A team of distributors worked long hours to assemble over 1,200 family packs of life-essential foods that would be ready to eat upon delivery. This was critical since the earthquake left nearly all Haitians without the basic conveniences of home.

Following their weekly meeting in Santo Domingo, distributors loaded a large truck bound for the Haitian border. At approximately 1:00 am, a convoy of vehicles headed for a small town just outside Port au Prince called Carrefour, where there is a small pocket of 4Life distributors. With the assistance of prearranged military protection, the 4Life team traveled smoothly to the destination, providing over 1,200 patiently-waiting families with their first sign of food assistance since the quake.

The International Networkers Team in Puerto Rico also made a significant contribution to the Haiti relief efforts, organized by Platinum International Diamonds Dr. Herminio Nevárez and Yadira Olivo. They encouraged distributors to bring supplies such as bottled water, clothing, powdered milk, diapers, and canned food to two 4Life meetings in Puerto Rico. After distributors sorted through donations, International Diamond Orville Pacheco worked with the mayor of Fajardo, Puerto Rico to have a truck pick up the supplies and deliver them to the dock. The container was then sent via ship to Haiti.

We are so grateful for all of the amazing support that has been provided by 4Life distributors in the past few weeks. It was wonderful to witness so many of you immediately step in to reach out to people that were desperately in need of assistance. Thank you, thank you for all that you do!

To make a donation to Foundation 4Life:
1. Visit the Foundation 4Life website at and click on the "Get Involved" tab.
2. Make a telephone donation by calling 888–454–3374.

The 4Life group in the Dominican Republic

The International Networkers Team in Puerto Rico

Friday, January 22, 2010

United in Our Desire to Bless Lives

No matter where you live in the world, it would be difficult not to know about the terrible devastation experienced by the people in Haiti as a result of the recent earthquake there. It seems that very little time passes in today's world without us being reminded of how much we need each other. It is times like these that we are so grateful to be part of the 4Life family. Not long after hearing about the earthquake and seeing some of the devastation on television, we learned that 4Life Gold International Diamond Esdras Cabrera Alberto from the Dominican Republic was already working on plans to drive a truck to Haiti with emergency supplies. We also saw that 4Life International Diamond Felipe Rivera from Utah posted information on an international website, encouraging others to get involved with Foundation 4Life® and help people in Haiti.

The pain and sense of utter helplessness that we feel when we watch the news is something that none of us can escape. Sometimes we have to just turn off the news because it is so hard to watch people suffering—especially children—and not be able to help. Our pain has been softened by knowing that you are all out there as well. We are united as a 4Life family in our desire to bless lives and build people. As 4Life continues to grow, as it has in remarkable ways this past year, we will likewise increase in our ability to help when help is needed. This is what life is all about. This is what 4Life is all about. Life is precious. Life is fragile. But the love and caring of good people working together is strong... strong enough to make a real difference.

To make a donation to Foundation 4Life:
1. Visit the Foundation 4Life website at and click on the "Get Involved" tab.
2. Make a telephone donation by calling 888.454.3374.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Re-connect With Your Dreams

Recently, we were reminded of an idea expressed in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Coelho writes that when we really desire something with all of our hearts, the whole universe will conspire together to make that which we desire into a reality. As we talked about this, we both could think of times in our lives when this truly has come to pass. If you want to experience this in your own life, you need to have a desire that is not just a casual wish. This desire must be something that burns deep within your soul—something that you believe will help make the world a better place.

We have witnessed this principle come to fruition in our own lives. On more than three occasions, we have met and become good friends with people whose creations have touched our lives deeply. Almost through no effort on our own, these individuals have become a part of our lives. It is though we were bound to become associated with them because of the strong connection we share on an emotional and spiritual level. Some call this the law of attraction or Karma—we like to think of it as just good old fashioned faith.

Whatever you choose to call it, we believe it is a force for good that can bring about many great things. When you allow those hopes and dreams that lie deep in your heart to come to the forefront, and choose to do all in your power to work to bring them about, then good things can happen. Don't let fear or negativity get in the way of that positive energy that flows from a person when they focus on the goal of blessing lives and making the world a better place. We invite everyone to dream big this year and re-connect with your desire to bless lives by Together, Building People.

Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist. New York: Harper and Collins, 1993.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Reach Higher in 2010

Buon Anno! That means "Happy New Year" in Italian. No matter where you are in the world, everyone loves to have a new beginning—a time to begin anew, evaluate the last year, and set goals for the new year. When we take time to thoughtfully plan out our goals, we are in essence creating the future. 4Life is committed to giving you the tools to create your own future.

One of the best ways to make your goals more than just wishes is to break them down into do-able and reachable stages. The key is to make them challenging, but not impossible. This is exactly what our team at 4Life has done with the 90 Days of Power challenge.

Recently, we witnessed an enlightening demonstration; someone who could jump very high was asked to jump as high as possible and touch the wall. He jumped very high and the presenter marked it with tape on the wall. The young man stated that this was his personal best and that he could not go any higher. He tried a few times and indeed he could not jump higher than that. The presenter then placed a candy bar just above the tape on the wall, and told the young man to grab the right corner of the candy bar because it was sticking out a little more than the rest of it. With the audience cheering him on, the young man was able to out-jump his best jump and obtain the candy bar.

This was a great lesson for us. While our goals need to be reachable, they must stretch us beyond what we are currently doing. A little motivation to "sweeten" the challenge, as well as some cheering from others, can really help give us the extra power we need to reach higher.

We encourage you to take the first 90 days of 2010 and increase the power of your business-building efforts. Stretch yourself to reach new goals and challenge your group to do the same. We know you can reach the candy bar—we're cheering for you!

Click here to get started on your 90 Days of Power challenge!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

We hope you'll enjoy reading this wonderful dream story tribute. As 2010 begins, we challenge you to re-commit to achieving the dreams you have for yourself. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

My husband Noel is a full-time firefighter in Florida as well as a full-time father for both of our small children. He is also fully dedicated to 4Life and the 4Life international family. 4Life has truly become a blessing for my husband in helping him pursue his quest to build something of his own for our family's future. He is a driven individual, with a positive outlook on his goals and dreams. He is such a wonderful and hard-working person. Noel gives 110% when it comes to delivering 4Life's message of health and wellness and does it with such energy that people are eager to listen and learn about the 4Life opportunity. To prove my point, he recently set in place a goal to reach the Diamond status, and he did it in less than four weeks! I am very proud of my husband and I know that whatever he sets his mind to do, he will accomplish it. Presidential Diamond, here we come!

Noel and Mariselle Ramos, 4Life Diamonds
Florida, USA

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Noel Ramos and his son