Why did we start a Shred on Easter Monday?

We thought a lot about this. Why not delay just a day to avoid the temptations of Easter ham?

Truth is, there can always be a reason not to start on the road to improved health. The trick and the major learning of Shred10 is to be mindful and make good choices.

My second takeaway from Shred10 is to implement a simple change every shred. There are 4 core principles of Shred10:

  1. Eat whole food including Juice Plus+ capsules and complete.
  2. Drink more water
  3. Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
  4. Exercise your body nearly every day.

Shred Guidelines

There are some other minor points but think if you implemented just one of the major points every month along with 1 or 2 of the minor points. At the end of 4 months, you’d be a different person.

Common Shred10 Results

So we wish you to have a happy, healthy, Joyous Easter. By all means, enjoy your family and friends. Be mindful of what you eat if you choose to. If you don’t,  do better Tuesday.


Daily Method of Operation

Working from home for yourself is not like working in an office. You have to set aside time to work on your business without distractions. Sounds simple, right?

My, there can be plenty of distractions to get you off track. Housework, children, the door, pets, family, phone, social media, the list goes on and on.

Daily Method of Operation paths to take

We’ve struggled with devoting time to our business for a couple of years. We’ve tried themes for days and fixed schedules. We are semi-retired now and when do we do the things we want to do to enjoy ourselves?

I did some research from some of the thought leaders I follow as well as very successful people in our team. Here are the highlights.

From Eric Worre

  • DMO has Massive power to build your business
  • Cornerstone skill for successful people
  • Skills need to be duplicatable. Success doesn’t matter, duplication does.
  • you won’t build momentum if your DMO changes monthly

From Ray Higdon

  • Consistency is key
  • Be happy and grateful
  • Start day positively
  • Take time for personal development
  • Check email social media later in the day. Don’t start your day with social media.
  • Practice gratitude

From Stacy Whitmer

  • have time for personal development
  • Be intentional with your time.
  • Develop daily themes
  • Use a Memory jogger
  • Be friends of your social media friends
  • Ask friends for recommendations.
  • Always send personal invites to events

Daily method of operation DMO

From Alisa Herriman

Alisa asks herself these questions Sunday evening and from there develops her weeks DMO.

  • who do you need to follow up with
  • who can I meet with one on one
  • what is your customer care plan this week
  • who in the team needs help launching
  • what dates are open for more parties
  • what is my new customer goal this week
  • who do you want to connect with to join the team
  • what is my upline coaching call scheduled
  • what am I plugging into this week

Our own DMO is explained in our training video:


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Learn how to Build a Memory Jogger

You need one. You need to remember the people you want to share with, the people that have ordered from you, the people that you simply want to further the relationship with.

Can you remember all their names, their important dates, (birthdays, shipping dates, start dates)? Do you worry that you will run out of people to talk to?

There are a variety of products for this on the market. Teamzy is one. There are others:

  • CityGro
  • Meeting Mapper.
  • HubSpot.
  • PowerDialer.
  • Nitro.
  • Opportunity Optimizer.
  • EchoSign.
  • FunnelSource.
  • Conga Composer.

I’ve not used any although I investigated Hubspot. I still prefer to use simple, inexpensive tools. I did attempt to use Address Book in our virtual office. I found it had limited methods of contacting clients. It does a great job of tracking dates, addresses though.

It’s all about building relationships with people. It takes time to meet and learn about people.

First, an exercise

  • take 3 minutes to write down as many names as you can.
  • don’t think about the person
  • don’t worry that you’ll have to call them immediately
  • get as many names as you can.
  • go

I recommend using Google Sheets to record your contacts and Google Drive for Cloud Storage. If your not technically oriented it’s time. Find a friend, attend a course to learn. Don’t let technology stand in your way.  Why, while you can record and categorize people in a manual memory jogger, I can’t imagine doing it that way. An electronic system allows you to record, categorize and sort your list. Both Google Sheets and Drive are free for low volume users. I’ve used Excel and Dropbox but moved on to Google Products because they are available where ever you have access to the Internet. That can be on a laptop, tablet or phone. Again Go, Just do it.

Use your social media contacts, phone, clubs, volunteer organizations, use the 3-foot rule to talk to people, sports events, pick up a business card from boards, meetup groups, health-conscious places.

Categorize the people you enter in your memory jogger:

  • Green for friends
  • yellow for an acquaintance
  • Red for never met or you just follow them on social media
  • Star those that need Juice Plus Products or the business
  • Sort your list so that Green, starred people at the top and talk to them.

Google Sheets Memory Jogger

Screenshot of my Memory Jogger

The process is asking questions, identify connections and eventually invite to learn more. It’s a continuum. If you invite someone and they are not ready, step back to asking questions and identifying connections. Remember to be interested, not interesting, it’s not about you.

The big benefit to meet is that a memory jogger makes you more efficient with your time. Talk to the people that are starred and green.

Here is our recording of our Team Zoom.

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Banff Beavertail 2018

A don’t miss event for us every year has become Banff Beavertail. It is Banff, my favorite place in the world. We had beautiful warm, sunny weather for our weekend stay. The Rimrock Hotel, half way up a mountain, just beside the Hot Springs pool and Gondola treated us like royalty.

Rimrock Hotel, Banff, Alberta

Mark Hair and Yvonne Cunningham always get world class speakers. Shelly Mackey from Kansas was hilarious and convinced us we can do anything. Dr. Jan Roberto told us about the rock solid science behind our product. Ron Watkins spoke of exciting developments from head office. Tim Banks told us of how Tower Garden and the fertilizer blends were developed from his experience at Disney Epcot for a proposed NASA Mars Mission.

I was so interested in hearing from Katie Ravey and Luke Wren,  I didn’t get their pictures. I did get point after point of rock solid quotes. My voice and hands were worn out by the end of the weekend.

Shelly Mackey, If I can do it. Dr. Jan Roberto, The Science Ron Watkins, Head office Tim Blanks, Tower Garden Developer













I took 15 pages of handwritten notes in a weekend. Normally, I can keep up with notes. Not so, this time. It was note after note of incredible information, everyone a pearl that we want to incorporate into our lives and business.

Focus, Don’t wait for a CRISIS Food is Fuel Mineral Blend developed for a Mars Mission

A big part of the attraction of events is the chance to spend time with inspirational team mates. They’ve become our friends and mentors.

Drew Pasay, Team Synergy, Trina & Donna, Danielle Korol and Hazel














We met 3 week old Hazel Pasay who attended nearly every event. We can’t wait to check in with her every year. It’ll be so exciting.

Hazel Pasay 3 Weeks Old, Della and Hazel, Drew and Hazel Pasay, Della and Mark Boothby Hazel with Danielle Korol












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What is your Why?

What is your Why? The key to getting things done.

It doesn’t matter if it’s your personal or business life. Your why will get you up in the morning, get you to the tough meetings, finish off those uncomfortable tasks and keep you going when you feel like you must rest.

Turn up the volume

If you have not found your why you’ll want to ask yourself:

  1. What is it you want this business to do for you?
  2. Why do you want this?
  3. What are you willing to do to get this?

Remember, you are in business. Success will not fall into your lap. You will have to work for it. That sounds harsh, but it’s a harsh lesson we’ve learned over time. On the positive side, you’ll have to work hard for a few years but residual income is not like getting paid an income.

The last 3 questions to ask yourself are:

  1. Is this decision financial?
  2. Is this for fulfillment?
  3. Is this for fun?

Why Getting to the Heart

Not everyone has the same amount of time to spend. Whether its stolen time in 15-minute batches or 4 hours a day like Della and I a virtual franchise is a wonderful choice.

The next step is to link your Why to your Goals.

It takes some digging to get to your true why. It takes some digging and I expect it will be emotional when you find you’re true why.

Start by asking yourself What is important to you about having a successful business? Then based on that answer continue down 7 levels.

Why What is important to you

Your why will evolve over time. Ours has from simply wanting to improve our own health to telling other people about this amazing business, helping them to improve their health and their finances.

Let me know if you want these forms, I’ll gladly send you copies.

The first few minutes of the “Find your Why” video are TD Jakes Run video. Consequently, the “Find your Why” video below starts at 6:30.

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