Archive for May, 2015

Isagenix – at First Glance

Isagenix – at First Glance

Today I am going to discuss the business opportunities of Isagenix.

To begin “What is Isagenix?”

Simply, products that offer solutions for weight-loss, fitness performance and healthy aging. The company also offers you a business opportunity as an independent business consultant selling and promoting health and wellness products.

I will not address the products as it relates to health at this time, but only as a potential business opportunity running your own multi-level marketing firm. I can tell you that I use the shakes and nutrition bars but not any of the other products to date.

Below is a video produced by a ABC Network TV news show on the products and a review, take a look.

This post will only examine the income producing opportunity that Isagenix offers. This is not a get rich quick opportunity though, a few have achieved great income success in less than two years, but that is the exception rather than the rule. The actual percentage of individuals that make it “big” in this business is less than seven (7) percent. Keep in mind that this percentage is the norm for most small businesses.

My profession is as a financial planner, so I am looking at this business potential strictly from financial planning prospective. I will offer more insight into this business as time goes by and I have more experience with its operations.

My first observation as a business potential is if you have a large following on Facebook (lots of friends) and you tweet often you will have a major jump on anyone else trying to enter this multi-level business.

If you treat the opportunity as a business and not a hobby putting in the time and education required, you will stand to make a comfortable living as an Isagenix consultant.

The company provides short product training videos, educational materials and coaching to further illustrate all the benefits of the Isagenix systems via their website. However I found their website to be a bit confusing and needing a friendlier user interface.

For more information feel free to leave a comment or visit the link at Isagenix website.

You may also visit Claudia’s link at Isagenix

Written by:

Dan

 

 

 

Healthier Eating Habits

Healthier Eating Habits

claudia with her herbs

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By the time we get older the large majority of us have been on one diet or more in our lifetime. Most of the diets work but just for a while. I tried weight watchers in my 40s, lost weight and then gained it back.

The fact is the older we get those extra pounds can put our health at risk in every aspect. Thirteen years ago I joined a gym and have diligently been going 3 to 5 times a week. This has played a big part in helping me control my weight but it accounts for only 20%. The other 80% is all about what I choose to eat.

I am eating more of the foods I know that are good for me such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and good fats and less of the foods I know that are harmful for me, including salt, sugar and trans fats.

I know it is hard to always eat this way and I have my days when I eat cake or maybe pizza. Everything is in moderation. I do not deprive myself and I am not ever going on another diet.

Two months ago I started a nutritional cleansing program called Isagenix. It has totally changed the way I think about food. I have more energy, better sleep, and generally feel better overall.

Cleansing is new to me and I was very excited about trying it. It was easy to do and I felt amazing the day after. This program is something I feel that I could be on the rest of my life.

As I grow older I want to be the best that I can be. I am 65 years old and hoping to make it to 90 living a quality and healthy life.

Recent articles on dieting you might find interesting:

Claudia Farley

12 Rules for a Good Life

“12 Rules for a Good Life”

I was reading an article recently and thought it would be helpful to share with you. These are rules to live by.

In addition to the 10 rules for a good life ; a quote by Thomas Jefferson, I have added two additional rules which are the major foundations of financial planning.

 

By Thomas Jefferson – Our Founding Father

 

1.            Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

2.            Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.

3.            Never spend your money before you have it.

4.            Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will never be dear to you.

6.            Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.

7.            Never repent of having eaten too little.

8.            Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

9.            Don’t let the evils that have never happened cost you pain.

10.          Always take things by their smooth handle.

10.          When angry, count to 10 before you speak; if very angry, count to 100.

11.          Pay yourself first.

12.          Don’t allow your possessions to rule your life

Pay yourself first and never spend your money before you have it, will go a long way to insure that you live a rewarding and full life. The less stress you place on yourself financially the happier and healthier you will be.

Personal possessions have a negative way in impacting our lives, the more stuff you accumulate the less control you will have over your life.

In life the rewards you will enjoy will be measured in part by the risks you are willing to take. There is a saying ” Taking no risks is the biggest risk of them all.”

Next week Claudia will share with you her experiences with Isagenix and how it can help you stay healthy and fit. Isagenix can also reward you financially, I will elaborate further on the financial side of the program in later posts so stay tuned.

Written by:

Dan Iuculano

 

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Blog

 

Welcome to our Health and Wellness Blog….

Our goal is to provide you with helpful and useful information covering health and wellness topics. Our intention is to write articles on various topics on a weekly basis. Feel free to comment or ask questions on any of the related topics mentioned in our blog.

The blog will be hosted by myself (Dan) and my co-host Claudia; some post will be written by myself and others written solely by my co-host.

By trade, I was a Certified Financial Planner though currently retired. You might be asking what all this has to do with financial planning? The answer is simple, everything! When designing a financial plan, an important step is to write down your goals; being as specific as you can. This is fundamental to being successful in life, defining ones goals and reviewing those goals often, if not daily.

Self-esteem and happiness goes hand-in-hand. It’s a great balance in life when both are in sync. Happiness has many different meanings; as different as each individual. The same applies to creating a financial plan; it should be individualized to meet specific goals and family needs. Self-esteem is about feeling good about one self and is an important step in finding happiness.

It’s difficult to achieve wealth and a comfortable life if you are constantly in a state of stress and/or anxiety. Staying focused is a challenge when you are at odds. There are numerous techniques one may try to face these challenges.

This all leads me to a story which began when I was in high school. I remember driving to school and listening to Earl Nightingale on the radio talking about a variety of motivational topics including “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. At the time I was unaware that it was about a road map to wealth and prosperity. It took many years before the light bulb in my head went on. Later on in my mid-thirties I discovered a relaxation technique taught by Dr Arnold Lazarus which to this day I still use from time to time when life has gotten difficult. More recently I discovered audio clips from Dr. Patrick Porter covering a wide range of topics.

 

It is considered a life-long process of growing and enhancing the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being of an individual. Do you possess the following traits?:

•Positive outlook and high self-esteem

•A sense of purpose in life

•Sense of humor and plenty of play time

•Conscious commitment to growing and improving

•A sense of balance in life

•Good coping skills

•Grounded in reality

•A capacity to love and to nurture

•Excellent communication skills

Written by

Dan Iuculano