Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Spotlight on Gold International Diamond Eduardo León Marín Aristizábal

We want to offer our congratulations to new Gold International Diamond Eduardo León Marín Aristizábal from Panama. His story of personal discovery, hard work, and dedication is the hallmark of what successful 4Life distributors are doing all over the world. Congratulations!

Ever since I was a child, I have worked to support myself and my family. I entered the network marketing industry because it offered the opportunity to break free from the typical, boring job. It's the business of the future. I learned about 4Life five years ago from International Diamond Celestino Torres. When I was introduced to the 4Life opportunity, I knew it was my ticket to a better future.

One of the most significant moments in my 4Life journey was when I achieved the Diamond rank. Because of my circumstances at the time, it was difficult to convince anyone that this was, in fact, a great opportunity. Many people thought I was crazy, but when I achieved the Diamond rank, I knew that my life was never going to be the same.

I am so happy and thankful to God that I have achieved the Gold International Diamond level. I am grateful that after putting in so much effort and sacrificing so much, I have finally reached the goals that I set for myself. I am motivated to achieve even higher levels of success for the sake of my wife, Gabriela, and son, Josué David Marín Villamonte. They are the fuel to my engine. I want to provide the best for them, help people in need, and achieve the life that I desire.

Before 4Life, I didn't even have money to pay for a bus ride. Today, I drive a nice and comfortable SUV and I'm working to buy my own home. I share the 4Life message with others by just telling the truth. I truly believe 4Life is the way to transform lives... and my personal story is the perfect example of that!

Eduardo León Marín Aristizábal and his wife Gabriela

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Healthy, Happy, and Smart Kids

 David and Bianca Lisonbee appear on the TODAY show.

It was an honor for us to represent all of you last week on the NBC TODAY show in New York City for their annual holiday toy drive. This is the fifth year 4Life has participated with the Direct Selling Association in supporting this great cause. Because of your generosity and the continued success of 4Life, this year we were able to contribute 2,500 backpacks, each filled with school supplies, toys (a cow pillow pet and remote control truck), a tube of enummi® Toothpaste, toothbrush, and a bottle of 4Life Transfer Factor® Chewable Tri-Factor® Formula.

It was exciting to be on national television on a show that is so well-known in the United States. Whenever we felt a bit nervous, we thought of all of you and our hearts were filled with gratitude to have the chance to represent the great generosity and giving hearts of the 4Life family.

While we were in New York, many of our Home Office employees worked for hours to assemble the backpacks during their already busy workdays. Thanks to your generous donations and the hard work of our employees, we were able to accomplish Foundation 4Life's goal to help keep kids healthy, happy, and smart. Thank you for who you are!

 The Lisonbees enjoy the sights of New York City.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Amazing Experiences in the Dominican Republic

The kids at St. Vincent's love 4Life Fortify!

Last week, we enjoyed a truly amazing trip to the Dominican Republic. First, we visited St. Vincent de Paul Children's Center in Santo Domingo. It felt like Christmas already with decorations throughout and holiday music playing in the halls. And Santa Claus came early, in the form of 4Life distributors! We were proud to help deliver 1,000 bags of 4Life Fortify® and watch the children enjoy eating it. St. Vincent's serves as a sanctuary for over 300 children.

After our visit to St. Vincent's, Gold International Diamond Esdras Cabrera Alberto took us to the homes of four of the students. There is no way to truly describe the destitute living conditions we witnessed. These single moms wash clothes or clean houses while the children are at school so they can make enough money to survive. One home was actually just a space underground, the road above acting as a ceiling. The nuns at St. Vincent's said that children will often return to school on Monday so weak from lack of food that they faint.
Platinum International Diamond Juan Rosado tries out 4Life Fortify along with the kids.

We're glad to know that 4Life Fortify will be put to very good use at the school and that the four families we visited will also receive it on a monthly basis. But, Santa still needs a lot of help! As 4Life continues to grow, our ability to serve people in need grows as well. We are so grateful to the generous hearts of our distributors like Esdras who truly make Together, Building People their life's work.

Next, we visited a local children's hospital where Sister Carmen from La Casa Rosada orphanage now works. It was a difficult thing to see the suffering of those children. But it was good to hear Sister Carmen speak so highly of 4Life products as she introduced us to children who have been helped by them.

We also attended a 4Life distributor rally at the National Theater in Santo Domingo. A favorite venue for performers such as Luciano Pavarotti and Ricky Martin, this time it was filled to capacity with 4Life distributors. It was wonderful to witness the success that makes our worldwide service endeavors possible. We heard from dynamic leaders such as Platinum International Diamond Juan Rosado and Gold International Diamond Giovanni Perotti. Plus, we enjoyed a fantastic dance performance by some of the children from La Casa Rosada.

We ended our trip with a visit to La Casa Rosada. It's always a sweet experience to witness the great work that continues there and feel the love and gratitude of the nuns and children.

Our time in the Dominican Republic was humbling. But, it was also a wonderful reminder of the great hearts of 4Life family members. Together, we can do—and we are doing—things that we could never do alone. Yes, there is a Santa Claus and his magic exists in all of us as we build and lift people through the science, success, and service that 4Life has to offer.

David and Bianca Lisonbee pose with Aneurys Pérez, one of the oldest boys at La Casa Rosada.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Give the Gift of 4Life

 Share the gift of 4Life products with others!

'Tis the season for giving! We can't think of a better gift to give family members and friends than one our great 4Life products. It's a wonderful way to introduce someone to all of the benefits that 4Life has to offer. One of our personal favorites is a box of 4Life Transfer Factor® RioVida Burst® Tri-Factor® Formula wrapped up in festive paper and tied with a ribbon. With its fun delivery system and delicious flavor, RioVida Burst is a good way to introduce someone to the powerful effects of 4Life Transfer Factor®.

Plus, there are probably plenty of people on your list who would enjoy the gift of soft, smooth skin with our newly repackaged enummi® Skin Care products. The new enummi® Life C Energizing Serum makes a great stocking stuff. Through December 31, you can purchase three enummi Life C Energizing Serum and get one free! Visit to take advantage of this special offer.

The holiday season is also a wonderful time to reach out to those less fortunate than us. With the 4Life Fortify® nutritional program, you can give the gift of a nourishing meal to a child who might have gone hungry otherwise. What a way to give the gift of life... with 4Life! We have told many of our colleagues that if they want to give us something this Christmas, we would consider a donation to our 4Life service initiatives the best gift of all.

We hope you will give the gift of 4Life this holiday season. Best wishes!

Visit to order your enummi holiday set.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Living with a Grateful Heart

Last week, we celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. It's always a wonderful chance to gather with family and friends and think about the things and people for which we are most grateful.

Gratitude engenders humility, and humility brings about gratitude. Living in a state of gratitude can help you focus on the positive aspects of your life. When you try to be thankful, it becomes easier to see challenges as valuable life experiences that help you grow stronger.

Recently, we participated in an exercise in which we were asked to think of a person who had blessed us in a time of need. We then wrote a note of thanks to that person, expressing our gratitude for what he or she did. We invite each of you to try this exercise!

When you count your blessings, it can help you recognize all the people who have blessed your life by their examples. We count you, our wonderful 4Life family members, as some of our greatest blessings. Thank you for all of your love, support, and commitment to the mission of 4Life!

We are grateful for you!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

4Life Events in Malaysia and South Korea

Recently, we attended two great 4Life meetings in Malaysia and South Korea. It was wonderful to feel the momentum and energy of our distributors and recognize them for their significant achievements in building their businesses and supporting their team members.

Attended by more than 2,500 people, we were joined at the LEAP Malaysia/Singapore convention in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia by several 4Life executives, Platinum International Diamonds Sadik Din and Hasnimah, and seven Gold International Diamonds. During the event, we recognized many distributors for rank achievements, including Gold International Diamonds Dr. Eduard Hutabarat and Katharina Sihombing, 15 new International Diamonds, 80 Presidential Diamonds, and 250 Diamonds. Plus, the new packaging for enummi® Skin Care products and enummi® Life C Energizing Serum were launched. We also continued our service commitment to PERNIM orphanage with a donation check of RM 10,000.

At the Yangjae-El-Tower in Seoul, South Korea, we gathered with more than 500 attendees to celebrate the success of our Korean market. We were joined by 4Life executives and Gold International Diamonds Dr. Jase Khyeam and Mr. Son  Jae Min. The event focused on 4Life science, success, and service, and we launched the new enummi packaging and new enummi product. One of the highlights was a performance by a children's choir, including a solo sung by a talented young girl. Their voices touched all of our hearts.

As always, the best part of both meetings was listening to great success stories by our dynamic 4Life leaders. We are so thankful for opportunities to meet with you and express our gratitude for everything you've achieved.

4Life executives and distributor leaders cut the anniversary cake at the LEAP event.

The crowd at the anniversary event in Malaysia

 David and Bianca Lisonbee pose for a photo with the 4Life Korea staff.

 A children's choir wows the crowd at the Korea event.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Very Special Visitors at the 4Life Home Office

 Platinum International Diamonds Jeff and Michelle Altgilbers arrive at the Home Office with their son Arthur.

Last week, Platinum International Diamonds Jeff and Michelle Altgilbers visited the 4Life Home Office with their son Arthur. It's always fun to welcome special guests on our very own red carpet. During a 4Life staff luncheon, Jeff told his 4Life story and shared how 4Life has blessed his life. We've known Jeff for several years and it's been great to watch him grow and develop, in both his 4Life business and his personal life. Jeff met his lovely wife Michelle while building his 4Life business in Asia and he refers to their three year-old son Arthur as their 4Life baby. Arthur loves to drink 4Life Transfer Factor® RioVida® Tri-Factor® Formula, which was evidenced by the tight hold he had on a bottle of RioVida during their visit. Jeff is another great example of Together, Building People and together, building families with 4Life. Thank you for sharing your success story, Jeff and Michelle!

As a special treat during the luncheon, we were privileged to hear from International Diamond and Health Sciences Advisory Board Member Duane Townsend, MD. Dr. Townsend shared his belief that 4Life will be around for a long time because of the solid science of our products and the solid leadership of the executive team. Dr. Townsend also spoke about the benefits of 4Life products such as 4Life Transfer Factor® Belle Vie®. As a gynecologic oncologist, it's one of his favorite products. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us, Dr. Townsend!

International Diamonds Dr. Duane and Joan Townsend

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Convention 2012 Keynote Speaker

We are so pleased to announce the keynote speaker for Convention 2012: Passport to Freedom—J.R. Martinez!

In 2003, J.R. Martinez was severely burned after a Humvee explosion during a military deployment in Iraq. During his time in recovery, J.R. began sharing his story and learning from others' experiences. Since then, J.R. has become a highly sought-after motivational speaker, traveling the country to spread his message of resilience and optimism. Also, J.R. played combat veteran Brot Monroe on ABC's daytime drama, "All My Children" for close to three years.

J.R. Martinez went through a harrowing and life-changing event, but he refused to let it define his outlook on life and his future. Rather, he learned from his adversity and used that knowledge to help others rise above their own life challenges. J.R. says that he's grateful for what happened to him because it paved the way for his life today.

Recently, we mentioned to some family members that J.R. Martinez was going to speak at 4Life's upcoming convention. We were surprised to see that they were really excited! One female family member confessed to having a crush on J.R. since she first saw him perform on "Dancing with the Stars." Another said that she was really impressed when she read his story in the November 7 issue of People magazine. We're pleased that our family members are excited about this convention keynote speaker announcement. And, we're confident that you, our 4Life family members, will also be equally thrilled to hear J.R. Martinez tell his story of triumph over great adversity.

We think our theme of "Passport to Freedom" fits in perfectly with J.R.'s message of finding hope, overcoming trials, and achieving dreams. J.R. says that he went from fighting for his own life to helping inspire others to fight for their own. Don't miss his keynote address and be inspired to fight for your freedom!

Visit to read more about J.R.

J.R. Martinez

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Team 4Life Member Brady Stewart Breaks a Record

Team 4Life member Brady Stewart

A few weeks ago, we were privileged to watch Team 4Life member Brady Stewart earn the gold medal and set a new record at the sixth annual IPF/NAPF North American Regional Bench Press Championships in Miami, Florida. Stewart competed in the 120 kilo/264 pound weight class with a lift of 300 kilos or 661 pounds. As the youngest member of Team 4Life, 28-year-old Brady Stewart comes from a small town in southern Illinois, but he has always had big-time athletic goals.

Brady says that power lifting has been a great blessing in his life. "I've met some of the best people and I've made lifelong friends," he said. "We support each other and we enjoy watching each other succeed and move forward. I get to compete doing something that I love and share it with my friends and family."

Brady discovered 4Life Transfer Factor® while doing research to help a close family member who needed health support. When he learned more about the product line and the company, Brady knew he wanted to be a part of Team 4Life. "I believe in 4Life products. 4Life Transfer Factor is backed in results," Brady remarked. "I feel incredible taking 4Life supplements. They give me nutritional support, plus confidence that I am working with the best products. As an athlete, I am constantly trying to move forward, never satisfied with my current state of strength and conditioning. 4Life has brought a new dimension to my nutrition plan. I feel great, strong, and ready to shatter more records."

Click the link below to watch Brady compete:

 Brady Stewart with 4Life Founders David and Bianca Lisonbee and President Steve Tew at the 2011 IPF/NAPF championships

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall in Love with enummi® Skin Care!

Recently, we were thrilled to announce a brand-new look for our enummi Skin Care line of products, plus a brand-new product—enummi® Life C Energizing Serum. We love the new packaging system, new marketing tools, and especially, this great new enummi product. Recently, we received a call from one of our daughters-in-law. She called to tell us how much she loves enummi Life C Energizing Serum. It really has a wonderful feel to it and helps the skin feel replenished and rejuvenated.

There has been a lot of research recently about the benefits of using vitamin C topically for the skin. enummi Life C Energizing Serum combines vitamin C and other botanicals to help energize sallow and tired-looking skin, improve texture and luminosity, diminish the appearance of age spots, and give skin the protection it needs against the elements.

We love enummi Skin Care products for many reasons. We like to have them in several areas of our home and office so that they are readily accessible for us to use as often as we can. We like knowing that our skin gets the great benefits of 4Life Transfer Factor®. Plus, enummi Skin Care products are great for both women and men. Our whole family loves these products!

We are excited to hear your feedback on both the products and the new packaging system. Please send your enummi testimonials to Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Together, Building Great Memories

Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the Gold Getaway event with our qualifying Gold International Diamond and Platinum International Diamond leaders at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. The resort itself was amazing, with several water slides, a fitness center, fantastic shopping options, and even a world-class golf course. Our group interacted with dolphins, took a private boat to Rose Island for lunch and snorkeling, and enjoyed plenty of delicious food. It was definitely an experience that none of us will ever forget!

When we told someone (not acquainted with 4Life) that this was part of what we regularly do with our top leaders, he was very impressed. This is what 4Life's passport to freedom gives us—the chance to go places we would never have dreamed about and travel there with the people we love. We were thrilled to see so many of our distributors there with their children and grandchildren. We even had a few of our children and one of our granddaughters with us. These are the times we cherish as a 4Life family. Together, Building People is also about together, building great memories!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Your Passport to Freedom

What does freedom mean to you? Is it the ability to live a healthy, vital life? The means to achieve your financial and lifestyle goals? Or, maybe it's the opportunity to serve your family, your local community, and the world?

As any of our Platinum International Diamonds will tell you, achieving freedom takes real work. It's a process that has its ups and downs, good days and bad days. One of the most important aspects of working to achieve freedom is that you have to be passionate about what's most important to you, no matter what challenges may come your way.

Another important part of achieving freedom is helping others. One of the most exciting aspects of network marketing is the way in which we help each other succeed. When you work to help others attain their freedom, you're actually helping yourself as well. That's definitely not something that you can get with a regular 9-to-5 job!

Hopefully you already know about Convention 2012: Passport to Freedom in April. We challenge you to start working today so that you will be able to join us at this phenomenal event. We're confident that those who attend convention will come away energized and empowered to take real steps to achieve goals and transform their lives. We truly believe it will be your passport to freedom. We can't wait to see you in Philadelphia in April!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Helping Others Dream Bigger

Recently, Foundation 4Life® made a $25,000 USD donation to the Team Rentería Baseball Academy. Edgar Rentería, Team 4Life member and World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP), founded this organization in Barranquilla, Colombia to educate kids on social risks in their community, provide a positive and rewarding sports environment, engage children in baseball to keep them off the streets, and focus on the pursuit of maximizing individual talent. More than 400 kids in Colombia take part in activities in the academy.

We are honored to be affiliated with someone like Edgar, who pursues excellence both on and off the baseball field. He recognizes, like so many of you, that all the financial success in the world can mean so much more if you can share your good fortune with others. Because Edgar has achieved his dreams through baseball, he wants to help give disadvantaged kids the same kinds of opportunities.

4Life products and the 4Life financial opportunity can help each of you achieve your dreams and find freedom—whether it be health freedom, financial freedom, time freedom, or even freedom from fear or barriers. And, as you achieve your own dreams, you can share some of your good fortune with those who may still be struggling. It could even be something as small as making a $5 monthly Foundation 4Life donation to help kids around the world create better futures for themselves.

We are so thankful for the many ways in which you reach out to people in need and support 4Life service efforts all over the world. 4Life distributors are kind, generous, and compassionate—and we're so proud to know you!

 We're proud to be associated with Edgar Rentería.

2010 At the Heart of It award winner Benito García Míguez loves making a difference in the lives of children.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Amazing Growth in Australia and New Zealand

We will never forget our first visit to New Zealand and Australia. We were so impressed with the passion and kindness of the distributors we met there. The people "Down Under" are known for their entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit and we have witnessed firsthand that spirit in our Australia and New Zealand distributors. As they fulfill the mission of Together, Building People, the people "Down Under" are truly putting 4Life on top.

Australia and New Zealand were two of the first global 4Life markets and during 2011, this region is celebrating its decade anniversary. Sales for Australia, New Zealand, and the emerging market of Papua New Guinea have been phenomenal in recent months. In July 2011, combined sales for both markets were over 50% higher than July of 2010. Plus, rank advancements in July were up 160% throughout the region!

We're especially grateful for the leadership of Australia/New Zealand General Manager Evelyn Thom. She said, "Although we represent 4Life's first international region of business, our distributors continue to break records by sharing the latest science, technology, and 4Life's proven opportunity with others. I am very proud to support the field in everything they do."

David and Bianca congratulate International Diamonds Barry and Sue Blake while on a 2002 trip to New Zealand.

David and Bianca enjoy the beautiful scenery of New Zealand.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spotlight on Gold International Diamond Carme Solà Xalabardé

Congratulations to new Gold International Diamond Carme Solà Xalabardé of Spain! This is a fantastic accomplishment for Carme and her team. We are thankful for Carme's dedication and her ability to recognize that this is just the beginning of her journey with 4Life.

Years ago, I was searching for a product to help support my brother's immune system. That's when Gold International Diamond Carlos Rocha introduced the 4Life products and financial opportunity to me. It seemed like the perfect combination. It offered the opportunity to generate income and the chance to join a team that would support me.

Before 4Life, I studied at religious universities in Barcelona and worked as an English translator. During that time, I also learned about neuropathy and natural medicine. I have read a lot during my lifetime; with 4Life, I can put all that knowledge into practice. True health and well-being are part of a balance between mind, body, and spirit. 4Life is the perfect vehicle to achieve that balance.

I live my life with purpose, and I strive to help others live that way as well. I was very motivated by the support of my great mentor Carlos Rocha and the fact that he knew how to help me achieve success. A good leader knows how to help others accomplish success through love and understanding. A leader has the strength of character to be serious about helping people change.

Reaching the Gold International Diamond level has made me realize that I have only just begun. I have learned so much and I am so grateful to those who have trusted me, both in my upline and my downline. I will always be committed to helping others become successful. With 4Life, the more you give, the more you get back. This is a universal principle for prosperity. I really feel like the best is yet to come. Every one of us who is prepared to work hard will have a success story to tell.

Carme Solà Xalabardé

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

4Life Values

What do you value most in life? Values are things or ideas that we deem to be of worth. Values stand the test of time. They are not fads that come and go, according to whim or fashion. They are based on principles that endure. When we stay true to our values, we can then create something of value. Likewise, something that's valuable has the capacity to be long-lasting because it is built on a solid foundation.

When we started 4Life, we put in place three core values that we hoped would be as important to our distributors as they are to us.
  1.  Science. We strongly believe in providing products based on cutting-edge and solid science. This value has led to the development of Transferceutical Science and carefully researched, effective products that provide great value to people's lives.
  2. Success. 4Life has established a great opportunity for every individual to achieve financial success. Because of this value, we have been able to attract dynamic leaders who trust us with their financial futures. They know that the opportunity to achieve success with 4Life will be around for many years to come, and that gives them confidence to commit to the company for the long-term.
  3. Service. We want 4Life to be known for the excellent customer care that we provide for our distributors. Perhaps even more important, we love to engage in compassionate service for people in need. This value has brought people to 4Life who truly believe in our motto of Together, Building People, and want to be a force for good in the world. 
These core values of science, success, and service embody 4Life and what we will always strive to be as a company.  We're grateful that you—and thousands of other people around the world—believe just as strongly in values that will stand the test of time.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Helping Children Create Powerful Lives

A young girl is excited to try 4Life Fortify at the Philippines donation event in April 2011.

Have you ever had to skip a meal? For one reason or another, we have gone without breakfast, lunch, or dinner on many occasions. It doesn't take long before hunger pangs kick in and anticipation grows, wondering when we will eat again. It is hard to imagine a life in which hunger is the normal state and not the exception. Thanks to the big hearts and generosity of our 4Life family members, we are helping bring delicious and nutritious meals to children who know hunger on a daily basis.

Since the launch of 4Life Fortify® in September 2010, 4Life distributors and employees have worked together to help feed hungry children. Together, we have provided 4Life Fortify meals to children and their families in Honduras, Ecuador, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Mexico, the United States, the Dominican Republic, and Pakistan. And, we are currently preparing other countries to receive shipments. We are certain that each of those meals was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by the child that consumed it.

At the last count, we have provided 1.4 million 4Life Fortify meals to deserving children and their families. This is an amazing number, but who can really quantify the influence for good that even one child can have when she has the tools she needs to break out of the cycle of poverty, gain a good education, and be a good example for others in her community. With 4Life Fortify and the continuing programs that 4Life service and its partners provide, we can truly help children create powerful lives.

It is wonderful to be partnered with you in this effort. Like we have always said—together, we can do things that we could never do alone.

 4Life Fortify tastes great!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to School Time

Last week, our grandchildren started a new school year. We thought back to our own excitement as kids about starting each new school year. Isn't it amazing how the smell of newly sharpened pencils or the sight of a lunchbox can evoke so many feelings and questions? "Will I like my teacher?" "Will I make new friends?"

As we watched our grandchildren make preparations, we reminded them and their parents to take their 4Life Transfer Factor®. Our daughter-in-law makes sure that the kids get 4Life Transfer Factor® Chewable Tri-Factor® Formula in the morning before school, as well as 4Life Transfer Factor® RioVida Burst® Tri-Factor® Formula a few times a week to provide immune system and antioxidant support for their bodies.

We all know that the onset of a new school year can bring increased exposure to pathogens and other challenges to the immune system such as stress and fatigue. One of our daughters teaches elementary school and she relies heavily on the immune system support of 4Life Transfer Factor products throughout the school year.

So, just as you make sure your kids have the right backpack and sharpened pencils, don't forget to keep their immune systems sharp and smart with 4Life Transfer Factor!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Your Life Begins Today!

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Gold International Diamond Lyubov Alimova. The first Gold International Diamond in Eurasia, Lyubov had just celebrated her 55th birthday. She shared some very inspirational thoughts with me that I wanted to pass on to you. I think we can all learn a lot from her fantastic attitude about life.

"Before 4Life, I always thought I'd be retired at age 55. People would often tell me that everything would go downhill after that point. I always thought I'd be glad if I even made it to retirement. And now, I feel like my life is just beginning at age 55!

"Birthdays are great reminders so I don't relax too much and think that I have an endless amount of time. I want to do everything I've planned and leave myself enough time to enjoy the results while God gives me the ability to do so.

"At this age, I don't have any more illusions. I look at life realistically and I know that life has its different stages. The warm rays of summer are followed by autumn and winter. But from past experience, I know that no matter what, spring and summer always come back. So, I've learned to appreciate every single day. I let unnecessary stuff go and I don't fuss over the small things. I know what's important and what legacy I want to leave to others."

No matter your age, I think everyone can take Lyubov's wisdom to heart. If you think you might be holding yourself back from your true potential, I challenge you to re-evaluate your life, your priorities, and your dreams. Your life begins today!

Gold International Diamond Lyubov Alimova

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Steve Tew Authors Article for Direct Selling News

4Life President Steve Tew recently authored a "Top Desk" feature article in Direct Selling News, the world-leading trade journal for the direct selling industry. What a great opportunity for 4Life and Steve as well! Steve wrote about our Direct Selling Association (DSA) membership and how this relationship benefits 4Life distributors.

Here are some of the topics Steve covered in his great article:

—4Life's participation in DSA-driven lobbying efforts to support the direct selling industry
—Our involvement as a Platinum Sponsor at the DSA Annual Convention and work on several DSA committees
—4Life's participation in various media and service opportunities, such as our corporate appearances on the TODAY show
—4Life's membership in 12 different international DSA organizations
—Our partnership with the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) to educate the public about the benefits of direct selling

We are proud to be long-standing members of the DSA and we do all we can to protect the longevity and integrity of the 4Life financial opportunity for our distributors worldwide. As Steve stated in the final paragraph of his article, "Not only are we in the 'person-to-person' business, but we're in business with family and friends. As such, it's vital that we support the ongoing efforts of the Direct Selling Association and conduct business in ways that honorably reflect our membership."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One Million YouTube Views!

Our YouTube channel,, recently reached the "one million views" milestone. 4Life videos have been watched over one million times! Since launching 4Life's YouTube channel in December 2006, our videos have been viewed as many as 12,000 times per day.

With YouTube, you can instantly communicate 4Life's message of science, success, and service with family, friends, and prospects. When you subscribe to the 4Life YouTube channel, you'll receive email notifications whenever a new video is uploaded, plus announcements, Facebook uploads, and link sharing with Twitter.

This is such an exciting milestone for our social media program and 4Life as a whole. Social media, such as YouTube, has become an important avenue for 4Life to communicate with our distributors and recognize your tremendous achievements. And even more importantly, it's a great way for you to network, share information, and establish your own personal brand. The world of social media is full of great conversations. So, if you haven't already done so, we hope you'll join 4Life's social media community and get involved in the conversation!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Visitors at the 4Life Home Office!

Recently, Presidential Diamond Idalí Moreno from Arizona visited the Home Office, bringing 30 members of her group with her. It was wonderful to see their enthusiasm and spirit. They were all very passionate about 4Life and our mission of Together, Building People. It was especially nice to see several children in the group—a wonderful reminder that 4Life is all about building people and strengthening families.

Idalí Moreno first heard about 4Life when she was searching for an effective health product for a family member and a new financial opportunity for herself. She believed that 4Life was the perfect fit for her family. Idalí recognizes the importance of staying committed to her dreams and she teaches her team members to build their businesses with curiosity, confidence, courage, and consistency. Thank you for visiting with your group, Idalí, and keep up the great work!

Bianca welcomes Idalí Moreno to the 4Life Home Office

David, Bianca, and Idalí Moreno's group at the Home Office

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Don't Be Your Worst Enemy

Recently, we learned about the experience of a young woman who dreamed of playing basketball at a college that she loved and wanted to attend. This young woman played on her high school team, and after graduation, she decided to try out for the college team of her dreams. The college coach even talked to her personally about it.

The young woman described what she felt as she arrived at the gym door the day of tryouts and observed the other girls. She thought they looked taller, faster, and better than her. This young woman stood longingly at the door for quite a while before deciding that she would not go in. It wasn't until years later that her acquaintance with the college coach was re-kindled. The coach said something that felt like a dagger in the young woman's heart. The coach asked her why she never came to try out. Apparently, that year the team had a vacancy that the young woman could have filled nicely.

You can imagine the regret and sense of sorrow that this woman felt when she realized that no one had kept her from her dream except herself. We have thought about this experience a lot. What false perceptions or self-imposed limitations do you place on yourself that keep you from achieving your dreams?

With Convention 2012: Passport to Freedom coming up in April, it's a great time to think about what's holding you back and what you need to do to fight for your freedom. Don't become your worst enemy and get in the way of fulfilling your potential!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spotlight on Gold International Diamonds Dr. Eduard Hutabarat & Katharina Sihombing

Congratulations to our newest Gold International Diamonds, Dr. Eduard Hutabarat and Katharina Sihombing from Indonesia! We are so proud of their commitment in bringing the 4Life message to this brand-new market. We look forward to witnessing all of their future 4Life accomplishments.

Before 4Life, I worked as a doctor at a 24-hour clinic for five days a week and my wife Katharina stayed at home. My cousin, Presidential Diamond Ronald Hasiholan Lubis, introduced me to 4Life Transfer Factor Factor. After learning about the financial opportunity, I thought it might be the avenue to help my wife and I work together. Network marketing has given us the freedom to choose what we want to do with our lives.

I am so grateful that I have achieved the Gold International Diamond level. I still cannot believe that I am the first-ever Gold International Diamond in Indonesia. My wife and I are ready for new challenges as we work together to help our downline distributors become future Gold International Diamonds in Indonesia. I am so proud of my team!

Our lifestyle has changed in so many ways. We have traveled to many cities in Indonesia and 4Life has given us the opportunity to see other parts of the world. And, we feel so thankful to give part of our bonus check every month to charities that are important to us.

In building my 4Life business, I have followed our educational system, stayed committed to my dreams, and remained persistent. I'm motivated by our big dreams and the dreams of my downline distributors. Sometimes people might not want to listen to what you have to offer when you talk directly to them, but when they witness your life change, they will want to follow you.

Dr. Eduard Hutabarat & Katharina Sihombing

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Walk the Talk

I've heard people say that they sometimes find it tough to really convey the power of 4Life Transfer Factor® because they don't have what they think is a great personal story with the products. They worry that because they don't have a dramatic, life-changing story, they'll somehow not be able to adequately share the benefits of the products. But I don't think that's true. You don't need to have a dramatic story to be passionate about 4Life products. You just need to be passionate. And if you want to be passionate about 4Life products, you need to "walk the talk."

Some of our top leaders use the phrase "walk the talk" when it comes to the products, but what does it mean? It means that you don't just talk about the products and the powerful support they can provide. You take the products yourself. You have them out where people can see them. You make the products part of your everyday life.

I love 4Life Transfer Factor products, which should come as no surprise to anyone. They have been an important part of my life for many years. One of my favorites is 4Life Transfer Factor® Classic, partly for sentimental reasons. It was our first product containing transfer factors and it's still a great foundation for immune system support and balance. I'm also never without 4Life Transfer Factor® RenewAll because it has so many uses. I like to keep a tube in my car and it always comes in handy!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Become a Product of the Product

In the beginning days of 4Life, I was less than thrilled when David first approached me about wanting to start another business and bring transfer factors to the marketplace. I knew what kind of effort and sacrifice it would require. Although what he told me about transfer factors sounded amazing, it wasn't until I tried the product for myself that I gained the passion and desire to do what it would require to take it to the world. I know—without a doubt—that we have something extraordinary to share with the world and that many people can benefit from these products, as my own family has done.

What is your favorite 4Life product and why? It is hard for me to choose because I like so many of them for different reasons, but I think that along with 4Life Transfer Factor® Tri-Factor® Formula and 4Life® Transfer Factor Plus® Tri-Factor® Formula, 4Life Transfer Factor® Immune Spray and Fibro AMJ® Day-Time Formula are at the top of my list. I love carrying the spray with me when I travel (which is a lot) and I use it often to strengthen my immune system against the many elements that come into play with worldwide travel. Another long-time favorite of mine is Fibro AMJ Day-Time Formula. Whenever I know I am going to be putting an extra strain on my muscles, I gear up by increasing my usage of that great product to help me in both my performance and recovery.

It's easy to share these products because they are so much a part of my life. When you believe strongly in the power of something, it isn't hard to share that passion with other people. That's what being a product of the product is all about!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Supporting Health "Down Under"

Rolf and Dr. Valentina Szabo

"Your body is the only place you have to live. Are you going to live in a temple or a nightclub?"

This is a great quote I recently read on the website of Presidential Diamond Dr. Valentina Szabo. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Szabo, who lives in Australia. I was inspired by the work she is doing and the success she has experienced. I wanted to share a little of what I learned about her with all of you.

Dr. Szabo is a dedicated health practitioner who has a great desire to help people. She has always been interested in supplements that help support the immune system. She had been using immune system support preparations in her practice via injection, but had been searching for products that could be taken orally. She says, "When I was introduced to 4Life Transfer Factor, it was the WOW factor."

After being impressed by 4Life Transfer Factor®, Dr. Szabo and her husband, Rolf, decided to build a 4Life business. Before that time, Dr. Szabo had never even heard of the concept of network marketing. Dr. Szabo said that she had a lot to learn in those first years, but she now truly believes that network marketing is a great way to affect people's lives for good, while building your own business.

Dr. Szabo has a lot of passion and dedication and I know she will continue to achieve success as she lives the Together, Building People philosophy "Down Under" and throughout the world. I am so thankful to be associated with inspiring individuals like Dr. Szabo.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Future 4Life Distributor!

While attending the recent distributor meeting in Colombia hosted by the International Networkers Team (INT), we were so impressed with a speech given by a 12 year-old young man from Puerto Rico named Raymond Ostolaza. He stood before the 10,000-plus people in attendance and spoke so passionately and articulately that it didn't even matter if you could understand Spanish or not. We were all so inspired by Raymond's enthusiasm and heartfelt passion. He was remarkably eloquent!

Raymond expressed gratitude for his parents, Presidential Diamonds Juan Ostolaza Rivera and Carmen Otero Pagán, and for their desire to go the extra mile to follow their dreams. He thanked 4Life and INT for providing the way. Raymond encouraged children to have faith in their parents and support them. Raymond expressed his gratitude for being involved in the work of building and helping people.

Raymond's mom says that from a young age, he stood out among his peers. In his preschool program, Raymond surprised his teacher with his broad vocabulary. In first grade, he wrote something for school about drug abstinence. At his first 4Life convention in 2007, Raymond introduced his parents, newly qualified Diamonds, on stage. His goal is to help others in need, especially children. We can't wait to see what this amazing young man accomplishes in the future. Maybe we'll see him in ten years as a successful 4Life distributor!

Raymond Ostolaza and his parents, Juan Ostolaza Rivera and Carmen Otero Pagán

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

You Did It Again!

Sometimes people ask us how business is going in the midst of a difficult economy, fully expecting us to say that things are slow. But 4Life is not just another business. Month after month, we continue to post record-breaking growth and sales.

Throughout the recession, 4Life distributors have maintained momentum by refusing to allow difficult circumstances to limit their success. We are thrilled to report that the month of May also broke new records for us. Whenever we look at the growth statistics of the company, we know that every increase in numbers translates into more people whose lives are being blessed through the 4Life products and the financial opportunity, and the great leadership of our distributors.

When we launched 4Life in 1998, we were committed to Taking Transfer Factor to the World®. Since that time, 4Life distributors all over the world have done just that. Today, people in more than 50 countries can benefit from what 4Life has to offer—what you have to offer. And, our global corporate team is committed to empowering distributors as they continue to share our products, opportunity, and philanthropic mission.

Congratulations! We know we have only just begun in our mission of Together, Building People. There are even more exciting things to come!

Look at all these 4Life distributors enjoying the fruits of their labors on Great Escape+ trips!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Freedom to Choose

One of our favorite books is Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. It is the true story of his incarceration in a Nazi concentration camp. Frankl writes about how he and the other prisoners were stripped of all their basic human freedoms. He could no longer choose what to do. He could not choose what he ate, where he went, or even when or where he slept. He was not free to speak or act. And, he was powerless against the very cruel treatment he received at the hands of the guards. However, Frankl states that he discovered an amazing truth in the midst of this trial.

No matter what freedoms are taken from us, we are still free to choose our attitude in any given situation. This realization brought Frankl great peace and employment in the midst of what could have been an overwhelming challenge to the human spirit.

While hopefully we will never experience these types of limits to our freedoms, many of us suffer greatly from the challenges of unemployment, debt, and poor health, or the consequences of actions over which we have little control. But we can take courage in the words of Viktor Frankl. We can choose how we will react to our challenges.

In April 2012, 4Life will host its international convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The theme for the event is Passport to Freedom. We invite you now to make a choice. Exercise your precious ability to choose and make the decision to be with us next April. We promise you that your attendance at convention will open up new avenues for you to achieve greater freedom in your life. We look forward to celebrating together in April 2012, along with thousands of people from all over the world who have discovered the freedom that 4Life can bring.