Winter workouts

Winter workout

Did you know that exercising in cold weather may not only help keep extra pounds at bay but it may also help combat the winter blues?

“All exercise can increase your levels of those feel-good hormones, endorphins. But because your body has to work harder in the cold, your endorphin production is boosted even more, leading to a happier state of mind.”1 explained Dr. Keven Plancher, Head of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in New York when speaking to Women’s Health magazine. Women’s Health also points out that a workout outside—even when the air is cold—can give you some much-needed sun exposure in the dark winter months, which may boost your mood as well.2

To help you stay motivated and consistent on an Active Wellness lifestyle, here are some tips:

  1. Eat healthy carbs a couple of hours before strenuous activities to keep your body warm and energetic. This also helps prevent fatigue.
  2. Do not drink caffeinated beverages before working out, because they can cause dehydration.
  3. Drink water or beverages with electrolytes before, during and after your workout to avoid cramping and dizziness. The PiMag® Water Bottle is ideal with its built-in water filter.
  4. Set exercise/weight goals and write them down. Ask your Nikken Consultant for information about our Weight Management Plan to help you. Remember there is FREE SHIPPING on all Weight Management Packs ordered before 31st March 2018.
  5. Reward yourself periodically as you achieve your goals, but not with food, so you don’t associate pleasure only with edible treats.
  6. Wear KenkoTherm® Support Wraps to help your muscles and joints stay warm and stable.

Before undertaking any exercise you should be healthy and ensure you dress appropriately for the weather. If you have any health issues you should not exercise in really cold weather. If the temperature drops to below minus 10 Celsius it is advisable to workout indoor instead.

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Setting Nikken Goals for 2018

Blog 22nd Jan postThe dictionary defines “resolution” as “a firm decision to do or not to do something”. As we settle into 2018 we often think of all the things we’d like to accomplish this year. Apparently 80% of New Year resolutions fail by February!1

To prevent this from happening, we have to change our mindset. Keep an open mind, get rid of limiting beliefs, set our goals for 2018, make the commitment, create a plan, and then act on it. If we lapse, we need to forgive ourselves and get back on track. To make 2018 your best business year yet, you need to know why you’re in business with Nikken and what you’re willing to commit to in terms of sponsoring, retailing and mentoring. What were you focused on in 2017? Was it effective? What will you focus on in 2018?

Here are some suggestions to help you make 2018 your best Nikken year yet:

  • Choose to believe in yourself. Trust that you can do it and trust that Nikken is behind you all the way.
  • Plan your day the night before. Make your to-do list and have it prioritised.
  • Set aside a time every day to look over and manage your business on your MyNikken. You need to know who your potential stars are and mentor them closely. You also need to encourage the forgetful ones to go onto Autoship so they will never run out of product. Remember that there is Retail Autoship as well as Consultant Autoship.
  • Incorporate the Everyday Weight Management Pack into your Active Wellness lifestyle. The Pack is not just about being at the right weight; it’s about good nutrition that works efficiently. You are a walking advertisement, so stay physically and mentally fit. We are offering FREE shipping on the Everyday Weight Management Pack until 31st March 2018.
  • Resolve to be a role model and have a 30 to 60 second testimonial ready, talking about how you’ve benefited from Nikken physically, mentally and financially.
  • Make sure you’re personally retailing at least 500 points monthly. (For example, retail just one Water Pack and you’re there!)
  • Make it a point to follow up with your retail customers.
  • Sponsor at least three people who are each committed to retailing 500 points a month. Show them how to earn by sponsoring 3 team members.
  • A Wellness Home begins with you and what you put into your body. Build your own Wellness Home with Nikken products from the Nutrition, Water and Sleep categories. Teach your team members and new customers to do the same.

We tend to complicate work and life with too many ifs, ands or buts. Instead, we need to think things through, make solid decisions and follow through. There will always be good days and bad days, but the key is to stick to the plan. Talking about it is not enough, as actions make businesses grow. By taking the right actions consistently, you’ll be congratulating yourself for a year of achievement when December comes around!

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A new year, a new you; starts with eating well and living well everyday

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Making resolutions at the start of the year is something many of us do. Often these resolutions centre around a health goal, such as shedding extra pounds put on during the Christmas period or getting more active. Unfortunately, many of us set our expectations of ourselves too high and we fail to stick to our resolutions. However, the Nikken Everyday Organic-Based Weight Management Programme is based on three basic assertions for a healthy lifestyle: Cleanse, Balance and Energise. It’s simple and convenient making it much easier to stick to. It’s as easy as 1…2…3!

  1. Kenzen® Cleansedx is a gluten-free, 100% organic nutritional supplement, which may help contribute to the support or maintenance of normal liver function and digestion. Featuring organic Roasted Chicory Root, Milk Thistle extract, Turmeric extract, Bupleurum extract, Shisandra and Ashwaghanda. Each of these organic ingredients serves multiple purposes on its own, but together, work in synergy. Take 3 capsules, one 20 minutes before each meal (based on 3 main meals a day).
  2.  KVB® Natural Food Mix in Vanilla or Chocolate flavour are formulated with more than 80% organic ingredients, naturally sourced organic protein from organic pea, organic rice and organic chlorella. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or just health-conscious, KVB® helps you put plant protein into your diet. To create a nourishing breakfast, snack or lunch, use KVB® Natural Food Mix as a base and add PiMag® water, non-fat milk, almond milk or coconut milk. For a delicious variation add your choice of fruit or vegetables and then blend until smooth.
  3. Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea Drink contains 80 mg per serving of natural caffeine from organic matcha green tea. The natural caffeine in organic matcha green tea binds to the naturally occurring phytonutrients to help slow down the absorption of the stimulant, giving it a slow release effect. Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea Drink is made with USDA certified organic ingredients, contains no added sugar and is only 8 calories per serving (4 calories per 100ml).

To kick-start your New Year contact your Independent Nikken Consultant to order the Everyday Weight Management Pack – containing everything you need for the next 30 days. Just a few simple steps make all the difference!

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Learn from others… a guide to success

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There are many ways to earn income with Nikken. One way is by retailing Nikken products. Another way is by sponsoring fellow business-builders.

  • When you become a Nikken Consultant, you introduce new customers who purchase Nikken products at retail price. You earn retail profit based on the difference between the wholesale and retail prices.
  • When you sponsor new Consultants, you teach them how to retail and enrol their own team members in order to build their Nikken businesses. The more people you have on your team who duplicate your efforts of retailing and sponsoring; the more money you earn.

How do you make this happen?

Successful network marketers make this happen by being “coached” and then becoming coaches themselves once they’ve mastered the methods, strategies and techniques of the Company’s system of duplication. The goal is to help team members with the most perceived potential to reach the next level as quickly and efficiently as possible. At Nikken, we call those with the most perceived potential “quality enrolments” – people who sign up to be Nikken Consultants and commit to retailing a minimum of 500 points each month.

Every Nikken product sold is assigned a specific number referred to as “qualifying point volume”. Making your 500 monthly qualification points is pretty straightforward, and your coach can give you multiple options.

Here are five examples of retail orders to customers:

  • Sell 13 PiMag® Bottles
  • Sell 11 pairs of Kenko mSteps® or Kenko mStrides®
  • Sell 10 each of True Elements® Shampoo and Conditioner.

Be open to new ideas and activity as your sponsor or coach is there to help you succeed. Your coach is there to help you develop your knowledge and skills and may ask you to try out things that you haven’t experienced before such as new products.

Learning from others knowledge is a great way to help you advance your business.

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Are you earning money with Nikken?

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If you are a Nikken Independent Consultant, you have the potential to earn money. Whether you’re working your Nikken business part-time or full time, you have the ability to generate income.

The formula for earning is simple. The more products you sell, the higher your sales volume and the more you earn. Unlike many other network-marketing companies, with Nikken you’re not expected to personally purchase products in order to earn money. Our business model encourages you to sell at least 500 points worth of product to customers every month, develop at least three frontline entrepreneurs who do the same and duplicate the process. As your organisation’s sales volume increases, you will naturally advance in rank and gain even more financial benefits.

When starting out it’s not necessary to think about rank advancement, if you stick to the simple formula, sell at retail. Sell a lot. It’s not often that a company lowers prices substantially and Nikken did just that a couple of years ago to help Consultants move lots of product and earn retail profits.

The Nutrition, Personal Care and Magnetic Support products have the lowest prices so new prospects will be able to try Nikken quality for a small expenditure. They’re what are known as “door openers” by our industry. Once people experience their superb benefits, they’ll naturally be interested in other products. As long as you do your job and follow up.

To make sure your monthly sales stay consistent and grow, get your customers to go on Autoship. That way they won’t run out of product, will receive a substantial price discount and you are guaranteed a certain amount of sales every month. Each customer you have on Autoship adds to your monthly volume. You can also think of Autoship as the easiest way to retain your customers. Again, you personally are not required to spend money on purchases.

As you continue to build a strong customer base, you should also be sponsoring people who want to earn an income instead of just purchasing products. You should start them off by explaining the merits of selling as many products at retail as possible and retaining their own customers by placing them on Autoship.

This may sound like facile training but the truth of the matter is that keeping it simple is what makes it work. Think of it this way: You’re giving people a deal that shouldn’t be passed up, great products that help create Active Wellness and a more balanced lifestyle.

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The Paradox of Happiness

When my twelve year old son Ethan was three years old he developed a kidney condition called Nephrotic Syndrome. It meant his kidneys leaked large amounts of protein from the blood into the urine. One of the consequences of this was oedema or excessive swelling. If it wasn’t managed it had the potential to be life threatening. Needless to say, this time in our lives was one of great concern for our little boy. I remember on one particular hospital visit (which was a regular occurrence for us at the time) Ethan needed to be connected to a drip for a prolonged hospital stay and this required putting a needle into his hand. Frustratingly, the doctors and nurses were struggling to get the needle in and poor little Ethan was crying with pain. The doctor asked me as his Dad to hold him down and keep him still so that they could get the needle into his hand. As I wrapped my arms around him and squeezed tightly the doctor made another attempt to get the needle in. Ethan struggled to get free and cried out to me desperately saying “Daddy, they are hurting me! Why aren’t you stopping them?” It broke my heart to hear him crying out for help like that. It killed me to hold him still when he so desperately wanted to break free. It was a day I will never forget. I am pleased to say – the doctors and nurses saved his life and after three years of daily attention he recovered and he is now a healthy young man.

Why did I not answer my three year olds cry for help as he wished? Especially when I could. Because I knew that a little bit of pain now, would inoculate him against a lot of pain later. I knew that some suffering today would bring increased happiness in our future tomorrows. There is an old proverb which says “Weeping may endure for a moment, but joy cometh in the morning”. This is relevant for understanding happiness because too often when things get hard people quit. They throw in the towel and give up. Yet this is the very time when we need to stand strong and not bend. Is it hard to do? Of course. But hard doesn’t mean wrong. I have learned that struggling for a good cause instead of buckling breeds resilience in my character. I have learned that persistence in noble purpose breeds patience. Hard work breeds satisfaction and timely, loving reproof breeds improvement. Nothing great is achieved without toil and this is true of happiness. Great happiness can never be found without there being suffering on the journey to achieve it.

I know that in life we will all get acquainted with trials and difficulty. They say that “time heals all wounds” but there is also truth in the statement that “time wounds all heals” (heal as in the back of your foot!). In our pursuit of happiness, we must not believe that all pain is bad. Nor should we try to turn away from it when it confronts us. Whilst it is not what we want to feel, some pain is necessary for growth and development.

I have learned that the continued struggle for a noble goal increases our desire for its achievement. Many people want good things, but they don’t want them bad enough. They are not prepared to struggle, to sacrifice, to suffer some inconvenience for what they seek. Consequently, they don’t achieve success and the excuses come that “it doesn’t work” or “it’s too hard” or “I didn’t want it anyway!” In such moments as these, people surrender themselves to the warm waters of mediocrity. Such waters are well occupied and people gain false assurance that the large numbers they have surrounded themselves with confirm their choice is right. How wrong they are! To be great; to be our best, we do not swim downstream with the crowd. We go the other way! We fight and we strive. We get knocked down and we get back up. We persist and we carry on! And when we do – we enjoy what others don’t – Victory! And this offers greater happiness and real balance in a way that those in warm water can never imagine and will never appreciate.

So my invitation today is – as you strive for balance and greater happiness, prepare for and be willing to accept a degree of pain in your journey. Not all pain is bad and true greatness requires us to shoulder our portion of it. Remember, our willingness to embrace pain is paradoxically a core ingredient in our happiness and when accepted will lead to the achievement of our full potential.

Time to Think Differently!

I was asked in a class recently to hold a heavy book in my hands, with my arms outstretched whilst I talked with the group about a particular subject. The subject is irrelevant to this blog, but it also became irrelevant to the class I was in too. Why, because everyone was distracted with what I was holding in my hands and the effort required to keep my arms out straight. What I was saying become secondary to what I was doing – for me AND for everyone around me.

The purpose of that exercise was to teach an important lesson. Get rid of the distractions in your life! They dilute your ability to realise your purpose! This is easier said than done, but the point is significant.

I bought a nice new car a few years back that got deliberately scratched by someone walking past it when it was parked. When I would show people my car (all brand new and lovely and clean) the first thing they would say is “you have a scratch there,” and they would then point to the offending panel.

Human nature is to see what is wrong first before seeing what is right. It is to focus on what is distracting versus what is important. It is to see the reasons why not before we see the reasons why.

If we want to be successful in this business we need to learn to think counter-intuitively. Focus on the positive, see the good, ignore the distractions, believe when others don’t, do what others wont and do it over and over again! I heard a great story of a Prison Warden that was dedicated to the reformation of his inmates. He built a robust programme, invested heavily in it and dedicated great time to it. A sceptic came to him one day and said to him “Don’t you know that leopards can’t change their spots?” He responded “True. Leopards can’t change their spots. But I don’t work with leopards. I work with people. And I see people change every day!”

Regardless of what we have believed in the past, regardless of how we have thought before, we can change our future by changing the way we think about it! Of course, change does not come by simply thinking. So let me leave you with one last suggestion:

Sow a thought, reap an action
Sow an action, reap a habit
Sow a habit, reap a destiny

The journey to change begins in our mind but finishes with out feet! Let’s make this new month of May – a month of mighty change.