Making your 2017 New Year’s Resolution(s) Stick

resolutions2017_1216The year 2016 has flown by and I am ready for the excitement that 2017 will bring! I am carrying forward several accomplishments from the year: I took two great vacations, I made some new life-long friends, and I achieved a cycling personal record.

I usually start writing my resolutions list on January 1. I will likely include things like: Finish that novel; eat more salad; and, lose weight.

Research has shown that 45% of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution; some of the top ones include losing weight, getting organized, saving money, staying fit, learning a new skill, and enjoying life to the fullest.1

People who make resolutions are ten times more likely to retain their goals than people who don’t make resolutions. The end of every year is a great time to assess prior accomplishments, whether personal or professional, and plan for the coming year.

Here are some tips to help you stick with your resolution(s), and succeed, in 2017:

  1. Break it down: Don’t use the New Year to create a large bucket list of goals to accomplish, either personal or professional. You may have a big goal, but breaking it down into milestones will help keep your spirits up and easily see your own progress. For example, if you set a weight loss goal, exercise more, quit smoking, and manage your stress, chances are you will not meet those expectations set for yourself.  Trying to tackle too many goals at once can leave you overwhelmed and eventually abandoning all goals.  Instead pick one or two goals to manage at a time.
  2. Be Specific: Setting specific goals can lead to greater performance. If you want to lose weight, for example, change “I want to lose 20 pounds in 3 weeks,” to “I want to be able to do 100 pushups within 3 months,” or “I want to be able to complete a 5K in my hometown.”
  3. Find a partner: Share your weight loss goals with a family member and/or friend. Find a buddy with similar goals so you can motivate each other to stay on track. By asking for support, you’re able to strengthen your own resiliency.
  4. Don’t let the bumps in the road get you off track. Make sure you’re able to attach personal value to your goals and focus on progress each step of the way. Be sure to self-reflect throughout the year, not just on December 31. Ask yourself: Am I on track with my goals? What changes can help me achieve success? Are there other changes in my life I can tackle?
  5. Find a program that helps you stay on track. Genesis PURE’s new Rally28 weight-management system offers a simple, yet effective way to help you change your body and your life. A winning combination of Genesis PURE’s proprietary Craving-Control Technology and sustainable fat-burning ingredients support weight loss while you develop healthier habits for real, lasting results. Learn more at rally28.com.

Once you’ve accomplished your goals, be sure to check in periodically to ensure you don’t backtrack. I hope these guidelines can be put to good use and help you achieve your goals for 2017.

All of us at Genesis PURE wish you a New Year of Whole Health!

1http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/

5 Ways to Take the “Work” Out of Networking.

businessblog_1216 How many networking functions or social events did you attend last month?  Have you given yourself a quota of phone calls to make each day?  New people to connect with on social media?

Whether you’ve been in direct sales for decades, or just a few days, you know the holy grail of business building is networking.

But knowing and actually doing are two different things. So many of us fall into the trap of believing that networking is simply making phone calls, going to networking functions, collecting business cards, or spending an afternoon on LinkedIn.

Not that these things don’t work – they do. But, because networking to build your business is not an option, it helps to know, or to be reminded of, some new ways to approach meeting new people.

All of this may be simple for you if you’re a “Super Connector”, a person who seems to be able to effortlessly connect the dots in the universe to establish tons of new relationships. But if you’re like most of us, and could use a suggestion to light the fire, then here are a few tactics to consider as you work to build your relationship base.

Think relationships.

Facebook is one thing, but meeting face-to-face is still the best way to build a relationship with someone. It’s the difference between developing a relationship and a lead, and can ultimately be the difference in your earning power.

It’s not about the number of connections you have on LinkedIn. It’s about how deep those connections go. And the best way to start to develop deeper connections is to meet in person, and to ask yourself, “How can I help this person?” rather than, “How can this person help me?”

Add value. Bring ideas. Solve problems. It works.

Listen online.

Doing more and listening less is a symptom of our super busy lives, but to build new relationships, learning to slow down and really listen is critical.

You can listen in person, but it’s also possible to listen online.  Log on to Facebook, the best business-to-consumer site, to see how many people are talking about health and wellness, Genesis PURE, and the competition. You’ll start to see certain viewpoints emerge.  This social listening is an effective way to put your finger on the pulse of the marketplace, and perhaps join in the conversation, leading to a new relationship.

Focus on a diverse audience

The Millennial generation, transitioning military, and people who are stuck in a career that gets them down, can all find an opportunity within the networking marketing industry.

Millennials are looking for alternatives to the classic “work at a corporate job until you retire” scenario. They are also a very influential group in the health and nutrition and retail categories.

Veterans, transitioning military and military spouses find that owning your own business means they can take their job anywhere. It gives them the opportunity to put family first and work on their own schedule, and it helps them meet people in their new environment as they share their business.

An opportunity to launch an independent business in any field empowers millions who have felt discriminated against because of their lack of education or expensive job training, or their inability to adhere to a fixed employment schedule due to family or personal obligations.

By developing relationships with more people and different groups, you could tap into markets that are ripe to try something new.

Trade in your sticky notes for a tool that helps you stay organized

Through Genesis PURE, you can sign up for an online system called LIVE PURE PRO. It’s a must-have tool to help generate leads, maximize engagement, leverage pre-written email templates, automatically respond to new prospects, and simplify tasks to drive recruitment and more.

A SmartSender function allows the user to send links, pdf’s, videos, and images from their computer or mobile device to customers and social media. It also enables the creation of customizable emails and you can filter through resources for quick navigation.

Genesis PURE Independent Business Owners can sign up for this new tool at livepurepro.com. An information webinar is also available at http://networx.enterthemeeting.com/m/A7P4DHXZ — a great way to learn how this online tool can help build your business.

Focus on the person. Not just products.

Genesis PURE products are fabulous, and we’re all passionate about them. But many people you talk to are not necessarily aware of Genesis PURE, or of the benefits inherent in incorporating these products into their lives. So start by finding out what makes this person – or this group of people – tick.

What is it about their health that keeps them up at night? What do they wish they could change most?  Ask open-ended questions, rather than those that can be answered with just yes or no.

This leads directly to the solution – and chances are, there’s a Genesis PURE product that will help provide it.

Rally28

Use Genesis PURE’s Rally28 weight-management system to build your network. Ultimately, we want to lead a movement in better health and long-term weight management. Find someone who is  interested in weight loss or nutrition. Find people who want to better control their eating habits or wish to gain energy. Find someone interested in gaining muscle mass. Share the program and make a difference in someone’s life.

Follow up. Really.

Easy enough. Or is it?

Some say sending a quick email or a LinkedIn request to connect within 24 hours of meeting a person is a good rule of thumb. And remember, you may need to follow up more than once. Walking that fine line between following up and becoming annoying is always a challenge, but persistence truly can pay off.

Listen to your IBO colleagues, your Sponsor Tree, and others in the business to see what tactics they use to keep themselves motivated, inspired, and able to share the passion that we all have for Genesis PURE.

Then, share your ideas. We’d love to hear them!

Start your day with new HealthTrim® PURE Café

coffeemug_blog_v2Not only does PURE Cafe wake you up, it slims you down with a balanced blend of botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, and natural caffeine. It’s an ideal and convenient way to jump-start your weight-loss journey. PURE Cafe, as part of Genesis PURE’s HealthTrim® line of products, helps suppress appetite to limit the amount of calories you are eating. It helps speed up your body’s ability to burn fat while helping to increase the absorption of nutrient-rich foods.

Start every day with PURE Café, along with proper diet, quality sleep and regular exercise. It’s a simple way to jump-start your goals as you segue into Genesis PURE’s Rally28 weight-management system. Introducing PURE Café to your morning routine can help reduce cravings by suppressing the appetite without the addition of calories. Plus, you’ll love the distinctive mocha flavor.

Take a closer look at what makes up this rich formulation:

  • Garcinia cambogia is an herb found naturally in India, parts of Asia, and on the Pacific coast of South and Central America, all the way from Peru up to Mexico. Also known as Brindall berries, garcinia is believed to act as an appetite suppressant. Increased calorie burning and a suppressed appetite help prohibit the body from converting excess carbohydrates into stored body fat. In fact, garcinia cambogia can help increase your energy.
  • Piperine, also known by its trademarked name, BioPerine, is an extract derived from black pepper. It gives peppers their spicy taste. This extract has been found to increase the absorption of a variety of nutrients. According to an article published in the Journal of Ayruveda and Integrative Medicine in 2010, piperine was shown to increase the absorption of vitamin C, selenium, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, and coenzyme Q.
  • B-vitamin complex is a combination of B6, B12, Riboflavin, Niacin and Thiamin, all responsible for protein metabolism and the healthy functioning of nerves and blood vessels. B vitamins also support energy and the breakdown of foods and carbohydrates.

In addition, PURE Café also:

  • Contains clinically supported amount of hydroxyl citric acid for maximum fat burning
  • Contains polyphenol-rich oolong tea for antioxidants and metabolic boosting
  • Is naturally sweetened with a hint of stevia
  • Contains 150 mg of naturally sourced caffeine
  • Contains clinically tested Piper nigrum for optimal absorption of key active ingredients
  • Contains other ingredients to support blood sugar level maintenance

We’ve created a special mug just for enjoying PURE Café, and you can order it here. It makes a great conversation starter or a gift for all the coffee lovers you know. livepreview-aspx

Discover the newly reformulated PURE Café today. Call our Success Team at 866-535-5888, or email successteam@genesispure.com. Visit http://www.genesispure.com/product-categories to learn more about Genesis PURE products.

Rally28 is making a difference at Genesis PURE

thumbnail Genesis PURE’s Rally28 weight-loss system is changing lives everywhere, including here at the corporate office. It offers a simple, yet effective way to help you change your body and your life. This winning combination of Genesis PURE’s proprietary Craving-Control Technology and sustainable fat-burning ingredients support weight loss while you develop healthier habits for real, lasting results.

Below are powerful stories from our employees who are participating in the Rally28 system and have seen, and are still seeing, incredible results.

“After I turned 40, I couldn’t keep the pounds off any more. Then I discovered Rally28, and my life changed for the better. This system from Genesis PURE has helped me to lose the excess body fat, gain muscle and have more energy.  It has given me the tools to maintain a fit body for life.” – Kate S.

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My goal for doing Rally28 was to start eating healthy on a regular basis and it helped me do just that! Rally28 gave me the motivation to start planning my meals and snacks every day so I always had something good but healthy to eat and I was no longer tempted to hit the drive-thru. Rallying helped me learn how to make healthy eating my new lifestyle! –  Whitney H.

“I can’t say enough good things about Rally28.  I found the system to be educational and easy to follow. I lost five pounds and four inches, and I found that I had more energy. It’s now 90 days since I started and I am keeping the weight off. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in weight management or just interested in applying Whole Health to their life. – Dave B.

“With help from Rally28, I lost 18 pounds and three inches from my stomach. What I love about Rally28 is that I am never hungry and I’m always energized.” – Darin B.

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“I’ve been overweight all my life and fitness/nutrition was never a priority for me. Having tried many different weight-loss programs without much success, I accepted that I was “meant” to be overweight and out of shape. Like I’ve done every year, I made a promise to myself that 2016 was the year for real change and I knew Rally28 was what I needed to see long-term success…

The system is simple and gave me the structure I needed to implement a lifestyle change. While participating in Rally28, I joined a boot camp program. This combined with the Rally28 program has changed my life.  Over the past few months, I’ve experienced normal readings on lab work, I’ve run a ¼ mile without stopping, and I’m wearing clothes I’ve been saving for years. The scale says that I weigh less than I have in 10 years, but more importantly I am stronger and more motivated than ever!  I have a long Whole Health journey ahead of me but I know I will be successful with the help of Rally28 and support systems built into the program.”  – Trish T.

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“Weight management is very personal but I believe everyone needs a ‘why’ and a ‘how’.  I’ve had my ‘why’ for a while and I found my ‘how’ with Rally28. I’ve been able to gain muscle mass and I’ve lost 18 pounds and 11.25 inches overall.  My confidence and energy levels are higher than they’ve ever been.  I continue to rally and have set several goals to reach before my 50th birthday in 2017.  I believe I will reach those goals before then, and will be able to maintain the results. Thanks, Genesis PURE!” – Nena S.

“Within the last year, before Rally 28, I had gained 40 pounds. I made great effort in following the program using the Rally28 Program Guide. It paid off in more ways than one. I lost 19 pounds during the 28 days and I kept with it after the four weeks. I am now 45 pounds lighter and have much more energy!” – Aaron O.

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“Rally28 is amazing! I followed the instructions as outlined in the program. By eating six small meals a day, I was not hungry like I always had been on previous diets. I had the 360 Complete Cacao Shake for two of my daily meals, which made food prep for the three other meals so easy.   I started walking 30 minutes a day, building up to an hour every day.  In the first 28 days I lost 12 pounds. To date I have lost a total of 23 pounds.  This is a lifestyle, not a diet. I truly believe that is why I am having so much success.” – Lisa P.

Discover for yourself what it feels like to rally. It really is life changing. Visit rally28.com today.

Take a turn, get results.

Always be mindful and understand your own limits and always speak with your doctor before starting any exercise regimen.

 Genesis PURE’s Rally28 weight-loss system is changing lives everywhere, including here at the corporate office. It offers a simple, yet effective way to help you change your body and your life. This winning combination of Genesis PURE’s proprietary Craving-Control Technology and sustainable fat-burning ingredients support weight loss while you develop healthier habits for real, lasting results.

 

This article is for nutrition information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any health concerns you may have. The information in this article is not intended to promote any specific product, or for the prevention or treatment of any disease. Highlights taken from studies should not be viewed as scientific fact, but rather as the author’s interpretation of a scientific study. The validity of study information is not guaranteed nor are the author’s views guaranteed to be aligned with those of the researchers that published the study. 

 

Slow down, you’re eating too fast

mindful_eating_1016 We’ve got to make our delicious food last! You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “Stop and smell the roses.” Have you ever stopped to really savor your food? Eating slower and thinking about your food can help with weight problems and may even help some people make healthier choices.

Do you come home from work and head straight for the cupboard for a snack? Do you keep snacks at your desk and munch while surfing the Internet? We live hectic lifestyles making it hard to keep our bodies functioning and achieving a lifestyle of Whole Health. When you are eating mindlessly, it’s to lose attention to what we’re eating and why.

When we are mindful about our food, we engage all of our senses. We notice the smells, flavors, colors, sounds and textures. We chew slowly and eat without distractions, like reading or watching TV.  We are aware of what is on the table, what is going into your mouth, and how much you are eating. Being mindful of our emotions helps us recognize when we are eating because of anxiety or sadness. But what we probably need to do is talk to a friend, take a walk, play some music, take a warm bubble bath, or diffuse Genesis PURE’s Lavender Essential Oil to create a relaxing environment.

 There are other things we can do to increase mindfulness:

  • Set your kitchen timer to 20 minutes, and use that time to eat a normal-sized meal.
  • Try eating with your non-dominant hand; if you’re right handed, hold your fork in your left hand.
  • Take three deep breaths between bites.
  • Think about the production of your meal, from nature to farmer to grocery store.
  • Take small bites and chew slowly.
  • Before opening the fridge or cupboard, ask yourself if you are really hungry? Could you go for a walk instead, or read a book?
  • Reserve time for meals and stick to them.
  • Don’t skip meals.
  • Participate in Rally28, Genesis PURE’s premier weight-loss system offering a simple, yet effective way to help you change your body and your life. This winning combination of Genesis PURE’s proprietary Craving-Control Technology and sustainable fat-burning ingredients support weight loss while you develop healthier habits for real, lasting results. Learn more at www.rally28.com. thumbnail

How does mindful eating help solve weight issues?

The simple act of slowing down allows you to think first before you act, which gives you a chance to make a healthier choice. Many people who struggle with food react mindlessly to their thoughts and feelings. They are not fully aware that they’re eating because they are sad or anxious. They don’t pause to ask the question, “Am I really hungry?” They usually aren’t, but they are eating to appease the emotion. Being mindful empowers you to look for options that are healthier and work better for you.

Give your body what it needs to live a lifestyle of Whole Health. Genesis PURE is here to help.

This article is for nutrition information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any health concerns you may have. The information in this article is not intended to promote any specific product, or for the prevention or treatment of any disease. Highlights taken from studies should not be viewed as scientific fact, but rather as the author’s interpretation of a scientific study. The validity of study information is not guaranteed nor are the author’s views guaranteed to be aligned with those of the researchers that published the study.