Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Blessed Beyond Measure

Recently, our daughter Jenna traveled on a Foundation 4Life® trip to Indonesia to help open two centers for early childhood education. She was deeply affected by her experiences. Below are Jenna's thoughts and feelings, in her own words.

After arriving in West Java, Indonesia, we traveled along a steep dirt road that no bus or vehicle bigger than a moped should try to navigate. As we ascended, I was amazed to see small huts and homes built on the side of the road. I felt such awe for people who make their homes on the side of the road in the middle of the jungle.

The villagers greeted us with cheers, warm smiles, and excitement. Kids stood in the rain with no shoes or shirts on to welcome us. The people had prepared food for us—food that may have been all they had for the week.

They showed us the new building Foundation 4Life had helped build. It was a one-room area made of tightly-woven bamboo husks with bare walls, except for the little pieces of artwork made by the children. As a teacher, my old classroom had supplies, art, decorations, plants, and desks.

The villagers' playground consisted of one teeter totter, a few wooden boxes, and a big rock. At my old school, we had a beautiful playground with a soccer field, kickball field, swings, slides, jungle gym, and more.

I have my home sprayed every month for spiders the size of a dime. These people share their yard with spiders the size of my face. They work hours every day just to have food (and not very much of it) on their tables. Sometimes I'm too lazy to drive to the grocery store to buy food already prepared for me.

Coming back home was hard for me. Lying in my king-size bed with my heated blanket made me feel ashamed. My refrigerator is full. I have clean, hot and cold water, a car, clothes, and other material possessions that add up to more than most people see in a lifetime. I am blessed in ways that I can only truly understand when surrounded by those who are not nearly so lucky.

I miss the faces of the people I met on my adventures. To me, they are not just names or pictures, but real people. When I was with them, life felt simple, happy, and fulfilled. These humble, precious people have changed me and blessed my life more than they will ever know. This holiday season, I am most thankful for the chance I had to remember what it means to be grateful, kind, and humble.

Jenna poses with a few sweet women from the village in Indonesia.
A few kids play on their simple playground set.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Humility, Gratitude, and Kindness

Recently, our daughter Jenna traveled on a Foundation 4Life® trip to the Philippines to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Dona Justa Guido Memorial School. She was deeply affected by her experiences. Below are Jenna's thoughts and feelings, in her own words.

Humility, gratitude, and kindness are just words. They can bring peace, joy, and even emotions that may be difficult to explain or understand. They are often forgotten. I have forgotten these words many times... when life seems empty or dark or when I am engulfed in myself. Sometimes, tender experiences help us remember that without humility, gratitude, and kindness, we are empty.

My tender mercy was given to me by the children of Angono, a small community on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines. I was welcomed with open arms, flowers, music, dancing, and the biggest smiles ever. The school was decorated with crepe paper, drawings, and items made by the students. School uniforms had been pressed and washed for the special occasion. Their shoes were worn and scratched, many with holes in the soles or soles missing entirely.

Teachers, moms and dads, and students called me "Miss Jeen." "Miss Jeen, look at this!" "Miss Jeen, come see my desk!" Little hands reached out to me, touching my skin and hair, and looking at my dangling, sparkly earrings. Holding out their school notebooks, they asked me to write my name, always followed by a burst of giggles. They took photos on my phone and then showed them to their friends. One girl saw our picture and said, "Look, Miss Jeen, we are beautiful." "Yes," I replied, "very beautiful."

In a place with few worldly things like iPhones, computers, video games, or cars, there was an abundance of humility, gratitude, and kindness. I almost felt ashamed, thinking of all of my possessions. The shoes I wore cost more than these families make in a year. The hot water I bathe in is more clean water than they see in months.

Why is it that those who have the least are the ones ready to give all they have? Why is it that those with empty houses, little food, holes in their shoes, or no shoes at all are the ones who smile the biggest and laugh the loudest? It's because they are kind to each other, take care of each other, and express thanks for what they have, no matter how humble their circumstances.

"Thank you, Miss Jeen. Thank you for bringing us food and giving us new paper. Thank you for helping us, Miss Jeen."

I will never forget those words—"thank you."

 Jenna poses with her new friends at the Dona Justa Guido Memorial School.

These students are excited to use their new backpacks!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Share Your Love of 4Life!

We love this time of year! It's such a great opportunity to gather with family members and friends and share our love with each other. It's also a wonderful time to give gifts to the people who mean the most to us. What better time than right now to share the science, success, and service of 4Life with people you love?

The 4Life product line offers something for everyone, so give the gift of science this year! Grab a handful of 4Life Transfer Factor® RioVida Burst® Tri-Factor® Formula pouches and tie them up with a festive ribbon. With its delicious flavor,  RioVida Burst is a fantastic way to introduce someone to the powerful support that 4Life Transfer Factor® provides.

The holiday season is a wonderful time to share with others the success you've achieved through 4Life. Because of your 4Life business, you have been able to create a new life for yourself. It's natural to want to share that gift with others!

And, during this time of year, there are many wonderful opportunities to reach out in service to those less fortunate than us. With the 4Life Fortify® nutritional program, you can give the gift of a nourishing meal to a child in need. And, we also encourage you to get involved in service projects in your local community. Providing service is a great way to recognize the many blessings in our lives.

We hope you will share your love of 4Life this holiday season. Best wishes for a happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thank You for Your Generosity!

Last Wednesday, we appeared on the NBC TODAY show to make a donation to its annual holiday toy drive. Because of your generous hearts, Foundation 4Life® has donated close to one million dollars in goods over the last six years to help support the education and nutrition of children in need. This year, we donated backpacks filled with school supplies, e-readers and software, and 5,500 bottles of 4Life Transfer Factor® Kids for a donation of more than a quarter million dollars.

It was such an honor to represent our 4Life family members, whose kindness and love make all of this possible. Before we went on the air, we chatted with the show's hosts about how a truly happy life has to be one that includes service. We truly believe this is something each of us must discover for ourselves. You are doing phenomenal work in your local communities and we are grateful that you're part of our worldwide family. Thank you for being the kind of people who understand the importance of lifting and building people together, during the holiday season and all year long.

 David and Bianca pose outside the famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

David and Bianca wait in the TODAY show studio prior to their live interview.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Recipe for a More Powerful Business

While there really isn't a perfect recipe for achieving success with 4Life, as a business builder, you know that certain things can make a big difference in the growth and stability of your organization. At 4Life, we've brought together several proven business-building elements to create the Power of 4 strategy. When you implement home meetings, product socialization, Diamond4Life enrollment, and Power Pool participation into your business, we promise you that you will see a big difference.

Even better—through the end of January, you can participate in the Power of 4 promotion for a chance to win fabulous prizes, including two grand prize Great Escape+ trips for two. Every month, you can qualify for great prizes like a 4Life messenger bag or an Apple iPad.

We hope that you'll begin using the Power of 4 strategy in your business, and take advantage of this great promotion. Whether you're working to achieve the next rank level, looking for ways to motivate your leaders, or hoping to create a more cohesive group, we're confident that utilizing Power of 4 principles will be a great addition to your recipe for a more powerful business.

Visit today to read more about the strategy and the details of the promotion.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Let's Count Our Blessings

This is a great time of year to count our blessings, take stock of what we have accomplished during the last several months, and set goals to achieve those things we have yet to do. Whatever you do, we hope you won't be discouraged about what you have not accomplished in 2012. Just remember that you have more chances to keep trying!

Also, take heart in all of the good things you were able to achieve this year. Because of your dedication, more people than ever before have discovered the ultimate immune system support that 4Life Transfer Factor® products provide. Because of your passion, thousands more are on the road to achieving freedom. And, because of your generous hearts, 4Life service initiatives have made a big difference in the nutrition, health, and education of children all over the world.

It's been said that gratitude is the mother of all virtues. Think about that. It's hard to be angry or upset when our hearts are full of thanks. We never let a day go by without recognizing how grateful we are for all of the blessings we have enjoyed because of 4Life.

Thank you for another phenomenal year of sharing the great science of our products, achieving success through the Life Rewards Plan, and reaching out in service to those less fortunate.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Philippines School Expansion Is Complete!

To our delight, our daughter Jenna recently began working for Foundation 4Life®. Last week, she traveled with Foundation 4Life Director Tracie Kay to Manila, Philippines to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently completed expansion at the Dona Justa Guido Memorial School. Our hearts were touched as she texted pictures of precious children to us. Jenna was humbled by these amazing children and expressed that she didn't want to ever leave them. She also felt so much more aware of the bounteous blessings she enjoys.

The school has two new classrooms, which will be used by 120 first graders. During their stay, the 4Life group gave a backpack with school supplies to each of the first graders. And, 200 malnourished students were selected to participate in an on-going nutrition program sponsored by Foundation 4Life and Feed The Children.

Jenna and Tracie were joined at the event by many special guests, including Vice President of International Steve Apple and Feed The Children President Kevin Hagan. 4Life Philippines General Manager Eileen Tan also attended, along with several Philippines corporate employees. Many distributors came, including International Diamonds Evelyn Tactac and Frank Uy Tesy, and several Presidential Diamonds and Diamonds.

Together, we can truly change the lives of children throughout the world with Foundation 4Life projects. Thank you for the generosity of your hearts!

Jenna poses with some of the kids from Dona Justa Guido Memorial School.
 The new sign at Dona Justa Guido Memorial School
This little girl is excited to use her new backpack!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Attitude Determines Altitude

Business expert and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar once said, "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." As a home-based business owner, you know that distractions and discouragement come with the territory. And while setbacks will definitely happen to everyone, your attitude will determine how you deal with them, and ultimately, the level of success that you're able to achieve. If you maintain a positive attitude as you work through obstacles, you can accomplish whatever you desire.

Many times over the years, we've heard 4Life distributors say, "Keep your 'why' close by." The "why" for your 4Life business should be the most important goal you're working to achieve. Perhaps you're building a 4Life business so that you can put your daughter through college. Or, maybe you hope to quit your full-time job and spend more time with your family. A great idea is to keep a photo of your "why" close by so it can lift your spirits and help you keep your attitude strong. Another important element is to surround yourself with people who build you up. It can be difficult to succeed when other people weigh you down with their negative thoughts.

We hope that you will take a few moments and think about your attitude, and where you might be able to improve. Attitude really does determine altitude!
Your attitude determines your altitude. Keep a positive attitude and you can go higher!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

You Make Our Dreams Come True

As part of the recent ribbon-cutting event for the new south building of the 4Life Global Headquarters, we had the opportunity to entertain some of our 4Life family members at our cabin in the mountains of Utah. The 4Life group included Platinum International Diamonds Dr. Herminio Nevárez and Yadira Olivo, Platinum International Diamond Bonnie Taylor, Gold International Diamond Robert W. Robertson, Jr. MD, President Steve Tew and his wife Sherma, and Chief Operations Officer Danny Lee and his wife Tara. We enjoyed great food, had a fun time looking for beautiful wildlife, and even watched Herminio drive around the property in one of our off-road vehicles. It was a great evening!

It has always been a dream of ours to have a place like this for our children and grandchildren to learn to love and appreciate the beauty and wonders of creation. Thanks to you, our wonderful distributors, and the success you have achieved, this dream had become a reality for us. And we were thrilled to share it with some of our top leaders.

We know that many of you have the same dreams as we do. You also want to leave for your families a legacy of wonderful experiences spent together. When we all work together, we can provide truly amazing things for our families. Together, we are building people and building dreams as we go forward in sharing the 4Life products and financial opportunity with the world.

We were thrilled to welcome special 4Life guests to our family cabin in the mountains.

The 4Life group enjoyed the fresh air at the mountain cabin.

Dr. Herminio Nevárez had a great time exploring the property in the off-road vehicle.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Celebrating 4Life Growth

The new south building of the 4Life Global Headquarters

Last week, we had the privilege of holding the ribbon-cutting event for the new south building at the 4Life Global Headquarters. It was wonderful to have U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, U.S. Congressman Jim Matheson, and Sandy City Mayor Tom Dolan honor this achievement. Some of our great distributor leaders also joined us for this event, including Platinum International Diamonds Dr. Herminio Nevárez and Yadira Olivo, Platinum International Diamond Bonnie Taylor, and Platinum International Diamond Gabriela Daughtrey.

It was a great time to reflect on all of the people who have helped contribute to 4Life's growth and success over the past 15 years. We couldn't help but think back on the first 4Life meeting held in our living room so many years ago. We've come a long way since then, thanks to all of the amazing work you've done! This beautiful new building represents the many lives that are being touched by our great distributor force—thousands of people who are committed to Together, Building People® and Taking Transfer Factor to the World®. We are so grateful to all of you and our superb corporate staff that made this special event a reality.

 4Life executives, distributor leaders, and special guests cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new south building.

Ribbon-cutting event attendees celebrate the new 4Life building.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Make Great Habits Today

In his book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg explains that the brain is designed to do things in the way that demands the least amount of energy. Duhigg writes that when we establish a habit of doing a certain set of behaviors, the brain trains itself to execute those habitual behaviors so that they require less and less energy.

After reading this, we thought about making habits in relation to building a successful 4Life business. When you establish good patterns in your business, like holding regular meetings and working hard to keep in touch with your team members, those things really do become easier and easier to do. Once your brain knows that you intent to do certain things consistently, it can expend less energy in getting them done.

What if you started today to set in place a few good weekly habits? You could call your top leaders once a week to check on their progress. Or, you could hold a 4Life meeting in your home once a week. You could even commit to talk with ten new people about 4Life every week.

We're confident that just like us, you want to conserve as much brainpower as possible by developing patterns of successful behavior. We hope you'll put in place great habits in your 4Life business and life!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Go for the Gold with 4Life Products

Recently, we had the opportunity to watch Team 4Life member and champion aerial ski jumper Alexa Devereaux practice for the next winter Olympics. You might be wondering how someone practices in the summer for a winter sport. Well, instead of jumping off into snow she jumps into water—a swimming pool, to be exact! If you are ever in Park City, Utah during the summer, it is really fun to watch training at the Utah Olympic Park.

Alexa and karate world champion Yohana Sánchez, our first female members, joined Team 4Life a few months ago. And, a few weeks ago, we introduced a brand-new Team 4Life member—Super Bowl champion Sam Madison. Sam played for three years with the New York Giants and nine years with the Miami Dolphins. Today, he's a sports commentator who dedicates much of his time to supporting youth athletics. Sam shared, "4Life makes great products. I supplement with ReZoom®, Energy Go Stix®, and 4Life Transfer Factor® RioVida® Tri-Factor® Formula. My whole family takes 4Life products. Yours should, too!"

Our Team 4Life members are living proof of the immune system support that 4Life Transfer Factor® products can provide for athletes who need to stay in top physical condition. We can only imagine the stress an athlete and her body go through to strap her feet to two boards, jump off a precipice, perform a perfect rotation while soaring through the air, and land squarely on her two feet.

Alexa, Yohana, Sam, and all of our Team 4Life members recognize the importance of using 4Life products to help them perform their best. Most of us probably don't train for sports competitions on a regular basis, but each of us undergoes pressure in our daily lives. We feel so blessed to offer what we believe are the best products on the planet to help all of us go for the gold in everything we do!

Click here to view a video of the 4Life executives and Alexa Devereaux at the Olympic Training Park.

Click here to learn more about Team 4Life.

 Team 4Life member Alexa Devereaux soars through the air at the Olympic Training Park.

4Life executives pose with Alexa during their visit to the Olympic Training Park.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

4Life Russia Distributors Rebuild After Flooding

In August, we told you about massive flooding in the southern Krasnodar region of Russia. Close to 35,000 people were affected by this disaster. We were heartbroken when we saw the photos of the destruction caused by the torrential rains and flooding.

When we heard that some of our 4Life family members had been affected by the flooding in Russia, Foundation 4Life® launched a dollar-for-dollar matching program to help distributors recover. We are pleased to report that each of the 32 4Life distributors affected has received a monetary donation to repair, replace, and rebuild what was damaged in the flood. And, local 4Life leaders have taken the lead in the relief efforts. Gold International Diamonds Lyubov Alimova and Aleksey Egorov launched a provision collection campaign and also made monetary donations to Foundation 4Life. Thank you to all of the 4Life family members who have supported this worthy cause!

"We are sincerely grateful to 4Life executives, Foundation 4Life, the Eurasia department, and distributors around the world who responded to our situation and helped us through this difficult time," said Presidential Diamond Tatyana Kharchenko of Krymsk, Russia. "We have been overwhelmed by your support. We are so proud to be members of our united 4Life family. Thank you so much for your help."

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What's Your Group Culture?

Last month, we shared some ideas from a great book we recently read: How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen. He writes about different principles that can make companies, groups, and even families more successful. One of these principles is a group culture.

Christensen quotes former MIT professor Edgar Schein: "Culture is a way of working together toward common goals that have been followed so frequently and so successfully that people don't even think about trying to do things another way. If a culture has formed, people will autonomously do what they need to do to be successful."

A real group culture doesn't happen immediately. Instead, it comes about as team members work together, solve problems, and figure out what works best for the team as a whole.

As 4Life distributors working to build a successful group, there will be times when challenges or problems arise. How you handle such challenges will help define your role as a leader and develop your group culture. In short, you'll determine what's most important for your group, and help everyone reach their goals.

Christensen writes that a group culture will emerge, whether or not you make a point to develop it or not. So, what do you want most for your group? How do you want your team members to work together? We hope you'll make a conscious effort to put in place a group culture that your whole team will embrace and build upon for individual and collective success.

Here are a few photos of great 4Life groups at Convention 2012: Passport to Freedom!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Taste of Success

While visiting with Platinum International Diamonds Juan Rosado and Damaris Zapata in Florida a few weeks ago, Juan showed us his Maserati. We even got in it and went for a spin! It is always so wonderful to see 4Life distributors fulfill their dreams through working hard and building successful businesses.

We're sure that when Juan was working the night shift as a security guard years ago, he never dreamed that he would one day drive such a beautiful sports car. But even more importantly, Juan and Damaris can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped, and continue to help, thousands of other people fulfill the same type of dreams. It is so great to witness the dream of fulfillment of our distributors!

Bianca gets ready to take Juan's Maserati for a drive.

Also during our visit, Juan shared his special energy drink with us. He calls it "La Bomba" and he told us we could share the secret recipe with all of you. Try it! It's delicious!

La Bomba
1 oz ReZoom®
1 oz 4Life Transfer Factor® RioVida® Tri-Factor® Formula
2 Energy Go Stix® (berry or citrus)
1 lime (completely squeezed)
4 oz water

Damaris, Juan, Bianca, and David enjoy a taste of "La Bomba," Juan's special energy drink.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thank You!

Platinum International Diamonds Juan Rosado and Damaris Zapata with David and Bianca Lisonbee

Recently, we had the opportunity to visit with Platinum International Diamonds Juan Rosado and Damaris Zapata in their beautiful home in Florida, USA. Their home was filled with such a warm and happy spirit. It is always so wonderful to spend time in the homes of our distributors.

Juan Rosado and Damaris Zapata with their girls Marianny, Aracelis, and Brianny

Their daughter, Marianny, wrote a beautiful note for us and she said that we could share it with you. Her sentiments sum up the great faith and gratitude that are typical of so many 4Life family members. Thank you so much for your faith in us and your passion for the 4Life products and 4Life financial opportunity.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Spotlight on Gold International Diamond George Fei

Congratulations to new Gold International Diamond George Fei from California, USA! George has been a committed 4Life distributor for several years and we are so grateful for the successful worldwide business he has built. Congratulations on all you have achieved, George!

I was raised in Taipei, Taiwan. I came to the United States to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at California State University in Food Science and Chemistry. From there, I started my own bakery and worked as a certified pastry chef.

I was initially attracted to 4Life because of the unique health support that 4Life Transfer Factor® provides and the way in which it helped my whole family. I decided to learn more about the network marketing industry so I could successfully market 4Life products.

I was truly moved by the message that BIG Convention 2010 Keynote Speaker Christopher Gardner shared. In the movie inspired by Christopher's life, "The Pursuit of Happyness," he encourages his son to "protect your dreams." After hearing that, I knew that having a dream was just the beginning. My dreams can only come true when I learn how to protect them.

When I share 4Life with others, I feel that I'm providing two critical things that everyone wants to find: the key to supporting health (4Life Transfer Factor) and the key to achieving wealth (the 4Life financial opportunity). In building my business, I work to learn what others need and provide them with the solution, all with a humble attitude. I use three critical ingredients to build my business: discipline, priorities, and alignment.

Discipline: Set in place a systematic method and work daily to manage your business.
Priorities: You can do anything you want, but not necessarily everything.
Alignment: Get everyone in your group on the same page to minimize wasted resources and create a foundation for getting things done at a high level of productivity.

I determine my lifestyle not by how much I have, but by how much I can have. Dare to dream, work for it, and never give up!

George Fei

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Escape to Fun, Knowledge, and Inspiration

For the past several years, we have enjoyed Great Escape+ trips with old friends and new ones. We love getting the chance to see you, congratulate you on your success, and thank you for your dedication to the 4Life products and financial opportunity.

One of the best things about Great Escape+ trips is that they're fun. The good thing about having fun is that it can also include valuable education and inspiration. The Great Escape+ trips are an opportunity to build friendships and travel to exotic locations, and they're also the means by which distributors can rub shoulders with leaders who can guide and teach them how to continue making their dreams come true. We hope you'll join your fellow distributors and escape to fun, knowledge, and inspiration for your 4Life business on an upcoming Great Escape+ trip.

We're excited about the new trips and locations recently announced, including a brand-new trip to South America!

2012 South America Great Escape+ trip
Cusco, Peru, with a visit to Machu Picchu
November 7–11, 2012

2013 U.S. Great Escape+ trips—new location
Hard Rock Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
March 10–14, 2013  August 21–25, 2013

2013 Eurasia Great Escape+ trip
Mediterranean cruise to Athens, Olympia, and Venice
July 13–19, 2013

2013 Southeast Asia Great Escape+ trips
Bangkok, Thailand
March 13–17, 2013

Bali, Indonensia
September 11–15, 2013

2013 South America Great Escape+ trip
Location and dates to be announced soon!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What Job Do You Do?

Recently, we read a great book entitled How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen. Clayton is one of the world's leading experts on innovation in business and in life. He is a professor at the Harvard Business School and a best-selling author. In this book, Clayton writes about principles which have made companies successful and he challenges his readers to apply those same principles to make relationships and families successful as well.

Clayton writes about the products and services a company offers and the process marketers go through to determine, "What job does this product do?" Clayton uses the example of a man who presented him with a collection of children's board games he had designed. Upon examining these games, Clayton came to the conclusion that there wasn't really anything special about them. It wasn't until the man shared that he was the father of young children who wanted to find short, fun games he could play with his children when he came home from work and didn't have a lot of time or energy to take on some of the longer, more complicated games they wanted to play. As soon as he understood the "job" that these games were designed to do, Clayton's entire outlook on their usefulness changed.

Think for a moment about the job you fulfill as a 4Life distributor. That answer may be a little different for you than for someone else. Perhaps you see your job as helping others support their health. Or, maybe your focus is to provide others with the opportunity to achieve financial freedom. Maybe your job combines both. Whatever it is that you do, it is important to identify your core purpose. By doing so, you will be more effective in getting the "job" done and enjoy greater satisfaction in fulfilling the purpose you have set out to perform.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Help 4Life Family Members in Russia

One of the great blessings of being a part of the 4Life family is that when fellow family members are in need—no matter where they are in the world—we are able to help them. The nature of life is that at one time or another, we will all find ourselves on both the giving and receiving ends of service.

Recently, our hearts have turned to our dear friends in Russia who have suffered due to massive flooding in the southern Krasnodar region. Almost 35,000 people have been affected after the aftermath of a large storm that dropped almost half a year's rainfall over the region in just two days. More than 170 bodies have been recovered; 160 people have been hospitalized. The photos of the destruction caused by the torrential rains and floods broke our hearts. We want to sincerely express our concern and condolences to our Russian family members at this time.

We were so impressed to learn that Russian distributors are reaching out to their neighbors. Their kindness, compassion, and resilience in this time of overwhelming stress are wonderful to witness. We are so proud to call them members of our worldwide 4Life family.

Once again, we have an opportunity to reach out and help those in need. We encourage you to donate to this worthy cause. Every contribution, no matter how small or large, will make a difference in the relief efforts. And, 4Life has pledged to match every dollar donated!

To donate to the relief efforts:
  • Visit
  • Call 888–454–3374 to donate over the telephone.
  • Set up a bonus check donation deduction from  your 4Life account.
4Life's dollar-for-dollar matching program will continue through August 31, 2012. Watch for updates to this story on 4Life's Digital NewsStand,, and on the 4Life and Foundation 4Life® Facebook pages.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The 4 Rs for Healthy Living

Did you know that the "4" in 4Life stands for four areas of total wellness? We call them the 4 Rs. Each area must be addressed in order to achieve overall well-being. As you strengthen one area, it is easier to strengthen the others, creating an upward spiral of progress. Likewise, when you're weaker in one area, it can often lead to a downward spiral. For example, supplementing with 4Life products can support your overall energy levels and help you be more likely to exercise. Regular exercise helps you maintain a healthy mental state, and can even encourage you to do better on the food choices you make.

Healthy living isn't about the latest diet craze. It's about finding balance and making time for good nutrition (replenish), supplementation (reinforce), exercise (rejuvenate), and meditation (reflect).

It's important to eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, lots of water, whole grains, and lean protein. That doesn't mean that you have to give up all of the treats that you love. However, it's a good idea to control your portion sizes and cut back on fatty and sugary foods.

4Life provides superior supplements that can help you maintain a healthy weight and a healthy body. We suggest starting with RiteStart® Men or RiteStart Women and then adding in specific products from the ShapeRite® by 4Life line.

Thirty minutes or more of moderate exercise every day can go a long way to supporting your fitness, energy levels, and overall wellness. With today's busy schedule, it can be tough to fit in a workout every day, but even taking a walk around your neighborhood is a good start.

Taking time out each day to take care of your mental health is also vital for physical wellness. When you reflect on what's really important, you take better care of yourself and your body.

We hope you'll take stock of which of the 4 Rs you're already addressing well, and which ones could use more attention. Working on all four areas can truly help you "be healthy 4Life."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Have You Declared Your Freedom Yet?

Declare your freedom today!

Three months have passed since we gathered together in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Convention 2012: Passport to Freedom. We wanted to check up with you, our wonderful distributors, to see what you're doing to declare your freedom and how you're working to achieve it.

In the July/August issue of Summit magazine, we featured an article entitled, "The Road to Freedom." This article details specific things you can do to make daily progress on your road to financial freedom. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, we hope you'll read it online today. If you have already read it, we encourage you to take a second look and utilize some of the "Take Action" items to take real steps on your freedom journey.

We'd also like to share a great story by Diamond Jayson Ramírez Soto from Puerto Rico, a Passport to Freedom attendee. We're excited to witness the great things Jayson accomplishes with his business!

"The 4Life opportunity is changing my life for the better. At convention, it was amazing to see so many people from around the world defining true freedom with 4Life. It was four days of excitement and celebration for the same purpose—freedom. My upline had told me that the convention experience would dramatically impact my 4Life business and vision of success in the most positive way, and he was right! It completely convinced me that this opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to live a wonderful lifestyle with my friends and family. With 4Life Transfer Factor® and 4Life, I am on my way to enjoying health and financial freedom. Thank you, 4Life!"

Tell us about your latest efforts to declare your freedom! Send your story to today.

Jayson Ramírez Soto

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Team 4Life Welcomes its First Female Members

We have always been proud of the world-class athletes who have benefitted from 4Life products. We are especially pleased to announce the recent addition of the first-ever female athlete members of Team 4Life. We want to personally welcome Yohana Sánchez and Alexa Devereaux!

Hailing from Venezuela, Yohana is a karate champion who has medaled in the World Games, Pan American Games, South American Championships, and Central American Championships. She began practicing karate at the age of four because her father, Rafael Sánchez, ran a dojo (karate school) in their backyard. Yohana has been on the National Venezuelan Karate Team for 13 years. Welcome, Yohana!

After a successful 12 year gymnastic career, Alexa Devereaux turned to the hill as a freestyle aerilist. Now in training as a hopeful for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, she trains at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) for five to six hours a day, five days a week. Welcome, Alexa!

Yohana and Alexa both bring impressive résumés to Team 4Life, but most importantly, they love 4Life products and take them on a regular basis. "Karate requires balance, discipline, and control," Yohana said, "I take 4Life Transfer Factor® products for support during my training to sustain my edge."

"Consistent training requires me to take care of myself by eating right and sleeping well," Alexa commented. "I rely on 4Life supplements as part of my wellness regimen. I supplement with NutraStart® in the morning, Energy Go Stix® berry flavor in the mid-afternoon, and Fibro AMJ® Night-Time Formula in the evening."

Any athlete will attest to the importance of keeping the immune system strong. We are excited to see the difference 4Life products provide to help Yohana and Alexa stay at the top of their games!

Click here to learn more about all of the Team 4Life members!

 Yohana Sánchez

 Alexa Devereaux

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

At the Heart of It Award Recipient Honored by State Senate

Recently, 4Life International Diamond and 2012 At the Heart of It award recipient Janice Skeen was honored by members of the Ohio State Senate with a certificate of special congressional recognition for outstanding community service.

The proclamation, signed by President of the Ohio Senate Tom Niehaus and Senator Frank LaRose of the 27th Senatorial District, states that Janice was "recognized as a respected local 4Life Research­™ independent distributor and philanthropist. In addition to educating the public about the benefits of direct selling... [she has] expended countless hours and seemingly inexhaustible energy in the interest of others."

Janice is involved in many different service endeavors. She has a community garden to grow food for local families; she makes personal donations to financially struggling families; and she inspires others to get involved in service. In her travels, Janice always makes time to provide service along the way. One cause very close to her heart is the Children of the Poor orphanage in Cusco, Peru. Janice has helped coordinate several donations to the organization. In 2011, Janice and her 4Life team sponsored the "Tree of Hope" project to make monetary donations to purchase items for the orphanage. Janice delivered the items during her visit in February 2012.

Janice has said, "I believe strongly that we should give back to the world, so I turn my travels into community projects. I believe that heart to heart, we can save these children and our futures."

We are so proud of Janice for receiving this honor. She is a true ambassador for the 4Life mission of Together, Building People through service. Anyone familiar with Janice knows of her love for people and her desire to help them. Congratulations, Janice, on this prestigious award!

 Janice Skeen accepts her At the Heart of It award from 4Life Founders David and Bianca Lisonbee.
Certificate honoring Janice Skeen for her community service

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4Life Receives Award for Recognition Portal

Recently, the new 4Life recognition portal——was honored by the Direct Selling Association with a great award. Designed to identify and promote programs that serve as examples of direct selling at its best, the ETHOS award honors "Achievement, Innovation, Vision, and Excellence" in different categories. 4Life President Steve Tew accepted the award on behalf of all of us at the 2012 DSA Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas.

We're so pleased that the 4Life recognition portal received this prestigious award, and so soon after it was launched! And most importantly, we're excited about the way in which this portal recognizes you—our amazing distributors all over the world. We love to focus the spotlight on the work you do, the lives you change, and the legacy you're creating for the future. Recognize, appreciate, and celebrate!

At the top of every page on, you'll find a Share box.
These boxes are great because they allow you to share content via Facebook, Twitter, email, and more. In fact, there are over 30 ways to share!

If you haven't visited yet, we hope you'll do so today. And if you've been there before, please check it again to see new rank advancements, spotlights, and even video messages from successful distributors. It's a great resource for 4Life business builders and we encourage you to take advantage of all it has to offer.

Visit today!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Make Every Day a 4Life Product Day

4Life featured an article in the May 2012 Accent entitled "Share Products You Love with People You Love." The piece was an interview with Platinum International Diamond Dr. Herminio Nevárez and talked about creating a culture of "product sharing" within your 4Life group.

We loved this article because it brings up some really important points. When you make 4Life products a critical part of your everyday life, it becomes easy to share them with people you love. Sure, you can take them every now and then. Or, you could take them every day for your own health support and the health support of your family. That's the first key to successfully sharing 4Life products with others.

During the interview, Herminio shared, "You and your family members are the best promoters of 4Life products. When you recommend your favorite products in a simple way and share how those products have made your life better, your customers will be engaged."

When you have a great 4Life product story, you're ready to share your experience at home meetings with your relatives, friends, and associates. As you tell people you love about the great results you've experienced with the 4Life products, they will be impressed and want to know more about the company and the financial opportunity. It creates a culture of "product sharing" within your organization that is a powerful way to spread the message of 4Life throughout the world.

We hope you'll look for ways to make every day a 4Life product day! Click here to read the May 2012 Accent feature article.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spotlight on Gold International Diamond Ramos Sahala Sihombing

Congratulations to new Gold International Diamond Ramos Sahala Sihombing from Indonesia! It's exciting to see how much he has been able to accomplish in his own life and in the lives of others. Thank you for your commitment and passion for 4Life, Ramos!

Before I learned about 4Life, I worked as a real estate broker. I made good money but I never had free time to enjoy the success I had achieved. I learned about 4Life at a family party in 2007 from my cousin Chrisman Sihombing. He gave me a short flyer that had great information about the company. I had been interested in network marketing for a long time, but I hadn't found the right company yet. In 4Life, I found the right company, training system, and products.

After I witnessed one of my relatives enjoy great health support with 4Life Transfer Factor®, I realized I could accomplish great things by building a successful 4Life business. Our entire family takes 4Life Transfer Factor® Tri-Factor® Formula. My 78-year-old mother has been consuming 4Life products for four years and she feels great. She even travels with the family.

Because of building a 4Life business, I have experienced tremendous changes in a short amount of time. I drive a nice car, live in a nice area, and vacation wherever I want. But the most extraordinary change is that I can help others now. I help peole have time freedom and the possibility for unlimited income. I'm also able to help children in orphanages get a good education.

I am grateful to God for 4Life and my team. I dedicate this achievement to them as well. It was inspiring to see the success of many other distributors at our recent convention. It gave me energy to encourage my team to be part of the next international convention in Miami, Florida.

When I tell someone about 4Life, I share the way in which it has transformed my life and the lives of my team members. I talk about how the 4Life financial opportunity can change their lives as well. Honesty, sincerity, discipline, and clear goals are important ingredients for building a successful 4Life business. A leader works to be a role model for his team members and encourages them to achieve their dreams.

Ramos Sahala Sihombing

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spotlight on Gold International Diamond Miguel Bermúdez Marín

Congratulations to new Gold International Diamond Miguel Bermúdez Marín from Puerto Rico! We are thankful for Miguel's service-oriented attitude about sharing the 4Life opportunity with other people. Thank you for all you have accomplished, and we can't wait to see what your future holds!

Several years ago, someone told me about 4Life Transfer Factor®, but I didn't fully understand the possibilities of the financial opportunity. In January of 2011, Platinum International Diamonds Dr. Herminio Nevárez and Yadira Olivo explained the business opportunity and the support provided by the educational system of the International Networkers Team.

My wife and I decided to join 4Life because we felt it could help us achieve financial, time, and health freedom. We were also excited by the prospect of sharing this opportunity with other people and giving them the chance to improve their lives. That is what I want most for my fellowmen.

Our lives have improved in all aspects. We have grown as people, helped our families and our church, and we have more time to share with our kids. I feel really happy and grateful to God that I have achieved the Gold International Diamond level. I'm thankful to 4Life, the International Networkers Team, and my organization. Being able to witness other people's success is so gratifying. I know now that because I have achieved the Gold International Diamond rank, many other people can do it, too.

To make your dreams come true, you must have a strong conviction, keep clear goals in mind, set deadlines, and then fight to reach them. Whenever I approach people about 4Life, I do it with conviction and enthusiasm. I tell them about this life-changing opportunity and how they can take control of their future. I share the 4Life opportunity with confidence, because I know dreams can come true.

Miguel Bermúdez Marín