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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Spotlight on Gold International Diamonds Byron & Analia López

We are thrilled to welcome Byron and Analia López to the rank of Gold International Diamond. They have been able to trade in a life of long hours and not enough pay for one of fulfilled dreams and service to others. Congratulations, Byron and Analia!

I was introduced to 4Life by International Diamond Belinda Pérez. Before 4Life, I was a slave to the trucking company I owned. I worked long hours both day and night and I neglected my health. I lived a very poor quality of life and I passed that on to my family. I got involved with 4Life in the first place to support my health. I tried the products and the results were marvelous.

The more I understood about network marketing, the more determined I became to build a 4Life business. I was impressed by the compensation plan and the unique products and the dream that someday I could be free in terms of my time and finances.

I've been able to achieve success by having the courage to make the right decisions and stay close to my team's educational system. I have strong dreams and great mentors. I have been helped along the way by Platinum International Diamonds Dr. Herminio Nevárez, Juan Rosado, and Ángel Molina, Gold International Diamonds Lily and José Ángel Sánchez, and Ileana and Hugo Johnson, and many other leaders.

I am extremely excited to be a Gold International Diamond, especially because I can influence others to achieve their own new ranks. I love seeing the dreams of my team members become reality little by little and sharing the 4Life opportunity with the world. I'm motivated to become a Platinum International Diamond. I'm motivated by my children. I'm motivated by the beautiful, visionary, and committed people in my group.

Byron and Analia López