Wednesday, February 29, 2012

All the World's a Stage and You Are the Star

We were talking about life the other day while driving in our car (we do that a lot!). We talked about how our lives often feel like a movie or a play. No matter who you are—whether you were born into a small obscure tribe in a faraway land or into a wealthy family in an urban city—each one of us is the star of our own movie, play, or story. And, each of us will be introduced to characters who will play key roles in our stories.

Most likely, there will be a person who will challenge us in some way. There will also be someone who will give us the chance to practice forgiveness, and someone of whom we will need to ask forgiveness. There will be someone who will inspire us. There will be someone who will teach us and someone who will be taught by us. And most importantly, there will be people who love and serve us, and those who will be loved and served by us. No matter who you are or where you live, you can heroically take center stage in your own play.

In the play, As You Like It, William Shakespeare wrote,
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.

We also love another quote that was cut in stone above a doorway in Stirling, Scotland: "What-e'er thou art, act well thy part."

Each of us plays an important role in the lives of others. Whether it be in your family or business relationships, may all of you play your part well. Commit now to be the "character" in another's story who inspires, serves, teaches, and loves.

The Scottish stone carving—"What-e'er thou art, act well thy part"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Believe in Freedom

Recently, while we were traveling on a road trip, we listened to the audio version of Seven Miracles that Saved America by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart. We were astounded by the fact that the establishment of the United States as a land of freedom was greatly threatened at one time, and on multiple occasions would have failed completely had it not been for the seemingly insignificant actions and courage of a few people who did what they believed, regardless of opposition and criticism.

As we reflected on people such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln whose greatness is known today, we were struck with the realization that people did not regard them as great while they were in the middle of doing great things. In fact, they were highly criticized by many. Isn't that so often the way life goes? Frequently, it isn't until we have perspective to look back that we understand that greatness in our lives really consists of making a lot of good choices. Greatness is about consistently trying to do what we think is right for ourselves and those around us—often in the midst of opposition and challenges.

Convention 2012: Passport to Freedom is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—a city that celebrates choices made by people who didn't think they were so extraordinary at the time. They were just ordinary people, but they believed in something that they knew was greater than them. They believed in freedom. Make your choice to believe in freedom, too, and join us in April to celebrate the freedom that building a 4Life business can bring. We know you will look back and recognize the greatness of this particular choice.

Please join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Passport to Freedom!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spotlight on Gold International Diamond Tatiana Yachnaya

Congratulations to new Gold International Diamond Tatiana Yachnaya from Bulgaria! Tatiana has focused her efforts on helping people change their lives, and her own life has changed tremendously in the process. Congratulations on all you have accomplished, Tatiana!

I was introduced to 4Life by my sponsor, mentor, and friend Gold International Diamond Lyubov Alimova. As soon as I learned about the Life Rewards Plan, I decided to join the company immediately. My personal experience with taking 4Life Transfer Factor® products gave me even more confidence and energy to build my international organization.

I love to help people and inspire them to stay positive through all situations. I enjoy sharing my experiences and knowledge with others. My Gold International Diamond achievement is a victory for me and my organization. I want to thank my distributors, leaders, and sponsor.

With 4Life, my dreams have come true. I own a beautiful home in Bulgaria by the sea. I drive a new Mercedes and I travel around the world. Because of my lifestyle, I can show others the beautiful life they can achieve—the power of residual income, the chance to communicate with positive people, and the ability to achieve professional and spiritual growth.

If you have dreams and stay focused on what you want to accomplish, you can achieve any rank you choose. Success requires a strong desire, 100% commitment, self-discipline, and the ability to expand your comfort zone and banish your inner saboteur. As a 4Life distributor, you are changing other people's lives. The more you give to others, the happier you become!

Gold International Diamond Tatiana Yachnaya

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Next 4Life Family Reunion

Recently, our family celebrated the marriage of one of our children. Occasions such as these are a wonderful opportunity to take part in a joyous event, gather all of the family members together, and renew those all-important ties that bind us to each other. In our case, it was also a great chance to update the family portrait, particularly with loved ones living far away.

In the 4Life family, we also have an opportunity coming up to celebrate in this same way—our international convention. It really will be a great 4Life family reunion. It is a time to celebrate all that is good in 4Life and recognize the great achievements of 4Life family members all over the world. And, it is also a singular opportunity to connect with one another, renew cherished friendships, and develop new ones. And who knows, maybe we will get to update our 4Life family portrait as well.

The Lisonbee family at daughter Megan's wedding in September 2011

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Unite for One Cause

On the Platinum Pinnacle cruise last year, David and Platinum International Diamond Juan Rosado played a friendly game of basketball. After it was over, Juan told David that he wanted to play again, but on a much bigger scale. David thought he was just joking around. But we should have known that as fun as Juan can be, he takes the idea of raising money for impoverished children around the world very seriously. Juan's vision was to put on a basketball game between the Platinum International Diamonds and 4Life executives at Convention 2012: Passport to Freedom and have all the proceeds from the event go toward Foundation 4Life® endeavors.

On Thursday, April 19, 2012, the game is on! Believe us, you won't want to miss it. We can promise you it will be very entertaining. (Bianca can vouch for that, because she's sat in on some of the executive practices!) Whoever wins or loses, and no matter the number of baskets made or missed, one thing is certain: the children will be the true winners in this game. We encourage you to buy your tickets for this event and have your group members do the same, so that we can help as many people as possible. Game on!

Visit to register for convention and purchase your basketball game tickets.