Using Online Resources to Better Your Business

Whether you’re just starting out with Nikken or have been part of the family for years, navigating your way through all the online resources available out there can seem a daunting task. The first step is to do your research and find out what will work for you. Read on for some helpful suggestions on where to start.

  • MyNikken is your one-stop-shop to all the latest Nikken news, promotions, and products information. It should be the first thing you check in the morning and last thing at night. Through this portal you also have access to a host of different tools such as;
    • MyForum which allows you to communicate with other Consultants about anything from issues to business opportunities.
    • 1-2-1 Presentations are a great asset to building your business. These allow you to present a PowerPoint presentation to a prospect wherever they are (via telephone, email, Skype or face-to-face).
    • PV/PGV App is the first mobile application to be developed exclusively for Nikken Consultants. It allows you to check your PV/PGV information wherever you are, so you can keep on top of your progress and reach your goals!
    • Nikken Business Tools is an online store where you can order a whole host of items to help market yourself like business cards, banners, and personal development tools.
  • Blogs are another great way to market yourself, all you need to get started is a subject you’re passionate about. There is no right or wrong answer on what you should blog about. For example, as the Digital Marketing & Events Team, we like to write about events we’re organising, Nikken products, and of course digital news. If you’d like some inspiration try visiting Love All Blogs. There are a number of sites out there that will host your blog for free, such as Blogger or WordPress, so have a play around and see which one works best for you!
  • Social Media is the next level of word-of-mouth marketing, as it allows you to not only speak to your followers but your followers’ followers, and your followers’ followers’ followers and it keeps building. There are a great many benefits of social media; the trick is finding the social network that works for you! The Direct Selling Education Foundation has written a great article called “How to Choose Social Media Tools for Your Business”  devoted to this very task.

What online resources do you use to better your business? Please join our discussion on Nikken Europe’s Networking Group and share!

5 Ways to a Healthy Mind

“A mind free from the distractions of physical discomfort or financial concern can allow a person to live up to their greatest potential. A healthy mind offers emotional balance and wellbeing, benefiting us personally as well as our family and friends.”

And so we’ve arrived at the 2nd pillar – Healthy Mind, which is a key component to leading a healthy and happy life, so in this post we’ve outlined 5 ways to a healthy mind.

1) Personal Development

It can be a daunting experience stepping out of your comfort zone, but once you do, you’ll feel better for it.

Once out of that comfort zone, you’ll find you’ll be able to communicate with others more effectively, even in larger groups of people. Taking that one step will make the consequent steps easier to overcome.

Having personal awareness is important too; you need to understand your own opinions, attitude and knowledge before you know where it is you want to be and what your personal goals are.

Of course personal development and building various skills doesn’t come easy, it requires patience and practice – “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Persistence will pay off in the end, reaching goals requires you to take a ‘never give up’ attitude; a key piece of advice that many of our Consultants have shared.

Personal development helps to contribute to the realisation of your dreams and aspirations. Nikken will give you all the support that you need to succeed but it is you that defines your own success. Nikken’s ‘Humans Being More’ training events help to build upon all of these personal development aspects. ‘Humans Being More’ is a unique personal development training course, designed to enhance your communication skills, understand your values and develop your potential.

2) Managing Time and Money Effectively

There’ll be more of ‘healthy finances’ in our 5th pillar of health blog post in the New Year but, keeping on top of your finances, and managing your time effectively ensures that you are making the most out of your life, making you feel content, and your mind healthy.

 

If done right, those worries that we all have from time to time regarding our finances and how we’re spending our days will disappear. Keep to-do lists to stay on top of things, vary your days with different activities and tasks, prioritise your workload and, of course, set aside time to relax and have some YOU time. Having a specific routine (that isn’t boring) will ensure that you’re focused for the day ahead, happier and more productive.

3) Life-long Learning

Throughout our lives we are constantly learning new things – embrace this and learn as much as possible. Constant learning exercises our brains, keeping it active, reinforcing memory and information processing.

Take notice and be aware of everything around you and enjoy the moment (whatever that moment may be). Maybe you could set new learning goals – why not aim to learn one new thing a day, or take up a new hobby? Ask yourself: What have I always wanted to do? For example, learn a new language.

Love learning… As Robert Kiyosaki (Investor, Entrepreneur, Financial Education Advocate and Bestselling Author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series) said: ‘Education would be so powerful if it was about the love of learning, NOT the fear of failing.’

4) Use Your Knowledge

So you’ve learnt a lot, built on your own skills that you’ve developed over time, now what do you do with the bank of knowledge that you’ve gained? If you’re constantly utilising the skills and knowledge that you’ve taken the time to learn, then you will become more efficient at carrying out tasks and are also less likely to forget all of what you’ve learned.

Share your knowledge with others, for example all of the knowledge you have about Nikken and Nikken products!

5) Love, Laugh, Live

Is laughter the best medicine? Well, maybe not literally but laughing can help you to de-stress and feel much happier!

Spend more time with family and friends – meet new people and network (which is a benefit that being part of Direct Selling provides!). Give your free time and love to others, they’ll appreciate it and you’ll feel good about making others feel good; a positive snowball effect!

Of course there are many more ways in which we can keep our minds healthy and alert for instance; getting a good night’s sleep, keeping hydrated and exercising the brain through puzzle-solving. 

What are your top tips to maintain a ‘healthy mind?’

Many thanks to our followers and readers,

The Digital Team @ Nikken Europe.