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