Sunday, 10 June 2018

Having Vision

Nicki Edgell

There is no fate, no chance, no destiny, that can circumvent, hinder or control, the firm resolve of a determined soul.                         

Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

This sounds wonderful and empowering doesn’t it? The thought of being so resolute and so determined. And yet, so many of us feel these types of emotions in the same way we experience a gentle breeze or the picking up of an aromatic smell.  They waft into the inner chambers of our soul like a seductive scent to titillate the senses and then evaporate after only a moment of enticement. We have a brush with inspiration, a handshake with destiny’s call, but often fail to enjoy its full embrace.

Defining Your Compelling Vision

It’s been said that character is the ability to carry out a decision long after the emotion of the decision has passed.  We can be quick to beat ourselves up for lack of discipline and blame ourselves for being not good enough but that may only perpetuate the problem.

You want great results, right? You want more conviction, correct?  Please understand this important truth: When we have a vision of what we can become, then our desire and our power to act increases enormously. Please read that statement again!  When we have a vision of what we can become, then our desire and our power to act increases enormously.

Running your own business necessitates you being in the driver’s seat to get to where you want to go. No one else is going to take you there.

If it’s going to be - it’s up to me!

127 Hours

Few will ever have the kind of crisis that motivated Aron Ralston.  While he was hiking in a remote canyon in southern Utah, an 800-pound rock shifted suddenly and trapped his right arm. For five lonely days he struggled to free himself. When he was about to give up and accept death, he had a vision of a three-year-old boy running toward him and being scooped up with his left arm.

Understanding this as a vision of his future son, and an assurance that he could still live, Ralston summoned the courage necessary to take the drastic action that could save his life. He broke the two bones in his trapped right arm; then cut off his own arm with a multitool knife.  He then hiked five miles for help. What an example of the power of an overwhelming desire! 

Most of us will never face such an extreme crisis, but all of us face potential snares that could prevent progress towards our destiny and dreams. If our healthy desires and ambitions are sufficiently intense, they will motivate us to cut ourselves free from the problems and obstacles that prevent our progress.

When we have a vision of what we can become, then our desire and our power to act increases enormously!

Our invitation to each of us today is that we remind ourselves of who we really are and what we really can become. We know that this knowledge can propel us towards our destiny with great enthusiasm.  Let’s partner on this together!

Thank you to Nikken leaders Ben Woodward and Dave Johnson for this post.



Further study:

We become what we think about....

http://successtalks.libsyn.com/tom-bilyeu-on-why-to-take-the-red-pill-not-the-blue-pill

How to be a Leader, with Ben Woodward


3 Seconds: The Power of Thinking Twice, a fantastic book by Les Parrott.






Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Japanese Takeaways

Nicki Edgell
The amazing Inari temple in Kyoto
In addition to the regular compensation plan Nikken offers extra incentives to consultants. One of these has just seen me take part in an all expenses paid "Team Kaizen" trip to Japan, the original home of Nikken.

Nikken was founded in 1975 in Fukuoka, Japan, by Isamu Masuda who, driven by the need to care for his handicapped son, invented the magnetic insoles that are still a mainstay of the business today. Masuda coined the Five Pillars of Health philosophy which underpins everything Nikken does: Healthy Body, Mind, Family, Society and Finances.

Although Nikken Inc. now has its HQ in the US the company aims to visit Japan every few years in order to honour its formation and to give consultants a chance to experience Japanese culture and the people's philosophy of service. This was certainly the case where I was constantly humbled by the people's helpfulness and politeness everywhere I went. At each hotel on the tour lines of staff would stand and bow. If I stopped for a moment and looked confusingly at a metro map a young student with perfect English would offer help. Tokyo is preparing for the Olympics in 2020 and the people's friendliness and the efficiency of their transport systems will ensure a successful event.

Nikken directors Luis Kasuga (left) and Kurt Fulle (centre) visiting Nikken's office in Fukuoka
To travel to Japan means learning about the roots of our company and its culture, its philosophy, and respect for nature.
Luis Kasuga, General Manager, Nikken Latin America

This trip, as well as various other annual events, is also a chance to reconnect with old colleagues and meet new friends, to revive one's purpose, to get inspired and set intentions for the year ahead. To be surrounded by so many positive and successful partners serves to propel you on to the next level of your Nikken journey. Big decisions are made at these big events.

Lake Ashi, Hakone
The trip was primarily a holiday and a reward for good work but there are inevitably chances to talk business and share best practices. By forging lasting relationships with international colleagues chances for collaboration and sharing business arise.

The team ride the bullet train
The network marketing model is one of collaborative entrepreneurship. Although we all have our own teams, by sharing information about what works well the global Nikken family is able to "grow the overall size of the pie". In practice this translates, for example, to a colleague in Canada passing an enquiry from a UK resident to me or a Mexican business leader appearing on one of my webinar's to pass on knowledge and inspiration to my team.

With Paulina Villela from Mexico City  
Another takeaway from the trip was the number of different ways one can be successful at the Nikken business - for instance through online retail or through building a network, or a combination of both. The Nikken business leaders are drawn from all sorts of different characters - it is certainly not the case that you have to be an outgoing extrovert in the stereotypical salesman mould.

Eating sushi with European colleagues
Kimonos at the spa hotel in Hakone
The market in Kyoto, the old capital
Tokyo in the rain
The bamboo forest, Kyoto
Tokyo skyline
An exciting glimpse of the "very shy" Mt. Fuji from the train window
The golden temple, Kyoto

Thank you Nikken for the trip of a lifetime!

Team Kaizen 2018

Kaizen is a Japanese word meaning the philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices. The 2018 Kaizen team will be visiting Italy in early 2019.




Other International Events 2018

The Orlando Summit - July 26-29, 2018 http://www.orlandosummit.net/

The Toronto Summit - October 11-14, 2018 http://torontosummit.net/

San Antonio Convention - November 1-3, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nikken-convention-18-tickets-45553411480


Further reading:
Japan are doing a lot right - read how they top the life expectancy charts.



Friday, 11 May 2018

Why is Nikken Water Good For You?

Nicki Edgell
"The healthiest water on the planet"  Dr. G. Lindner
  • It hydrates you - 75% of us are typically dehydrated.
  • You can absorb the water better. This is demonstrated by you not feeling the water sitting heavy in your stomach like you do if you drink a glass of tap water. You also do not wee it straight out like you do with normal water.
  • The water energises your cells.
  • The water is alkaline with a ph of approx. 8-9 (most bottled, and Britta, water is acidic - less than ph7, most tap water is ph neutral, around ph7) - acidic diets can contribute towards many health problems such as osteoporosis and diabetes.
  • The all-in-one multi-stage filter removes contaminates present in tap water - these include heavy metals, pesticides, and chlorine (see below *).
  • The filter removes between 60-65% of any fluoride in tap water.
  • Most alternative filtration systems take out good stuff aswell as the bad leaving pure, clean, but "dead" water.
  • The Nikken filter adds essential minerals and electrolytes - magnesium, potassium, calcium, manganese and sodium.
  • Many filtration systems waste alot of water - very bad for the environment and your water rates! The Nikken Pimag Filter uses 100% of the tap water.
  • The Nikken filter is a countertop model - no plumbing required, quick and easy straight out the box.
  • It is also therefore relatively portable and can be moved around the kitchen or house or office, or even taken on holiday.
  • Very good flow rates - much quicker than many alternative brands. The system's 5 litre tank will refill in a matter of minutes.
  • Very good filter replacement rates - the filter is good for 900 litres (for a family of 4 using the system for all their drinking and cooking needs this will usually translate to about 3 months).
  • The water has antioxidant properties (demonstrated by improved Oxidation Reduction Potential - the ORP - over tap water and bottled water).
  • The water is oxygenated.
  • The water is ionised.
  • The Nikken water systems use special BPA-free non leaching plastics.
  • The water activates your thirst mechanism which is normally suppressed or misinterpreted (often as hunger). The more Nikken water you drink the more you want! This helps rehydrate you quickly. Try it!
  • The light velvety water tastes great - you will not enjoy tap water after tasting Nikken water.
  • Drinking lots of Nikken water will fill you up making you feel like eating less (thus being an advantage as part of a weight management diet).
  • At £372 (+ p&p) for the unit plus £36 for replacement filters the Nikken system is one of the cheapest home water filtration solutions on the market. The replacement filters run at approximately 4p/litre on average, considerably cheaper than buying in bottled water.
  • Tested and verified by the Water Quality Association of America with "Gold Seal Approval".


How does it do these things?


The Nikken PiMag Waterfall system aims to convert tap water into natural spring water.

The water system contains a multi stage single filter which extracts harmful materials and adds beneficial minerals.

The water flows over a bed of mineral stones which serve to replicate a natural mountain stream.

A 1,200 gauss magnet energises and conditions the water.
Pi water was originally discovered by Japanese scientists in the 1970s. Observation had suggested that the water from an isolated hillside stream had a remarkable effect on the plant life in the area. The scientists examined the environment and found that it contained an unusual collection of topographical features. The surrounding hills contained magnetite and calcium. The watercourse flowed over silicates, the material that forms natural crystal. The water from it was found to have an atypical combination of minerals, and was naturally alkaline. Duplicating these conditions in the laboratory resulted in a form of this “pi water.”
Through these processes the structure of the Nikken water matches the hexagonal shape of nature (like a snowflake) and forms in microclusters so the water molecules can be absorbed easily into our cells.   Tap water molecules are much more difficult for the body to process before absorption for a number of reasons; they are clumped together and contain a different mineral content to nature's water, they contain heavy metals and other contaminants that the body needs to filter first before absorbing. Your liver is essentially doing the job the Nikken filter does. This is why we tend to pee more when we drink lots of tap water.

* In tests The Nikken PiMag Water Filter showed the following percentage reductions versus UK tap water: Arsenic 68%, Cadmium 87%, Chromium 90%, Lead 91%, Copper 87%, Nickel 83%, Aluminium 95%, Iron 73%, Mercury 96%, Chlorine 90%, Metaldehyde (pesticide) 84%, Organophosorus (pesticides) 61-97%, Acidics 70-94%, Urons 62-90%, Organochlorine (insecticides) 90-99%, Triazines (herbicides) 66-76%, Chlormequat (plant growth regulator) 72%, Trihalomethanes (THM's) / Solvents 72-95%, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) 80-86%, Phosphorus 91%, Glyphosate (herbicide) 80%.

The picture below shows the effects on a sweet potato left for 5 weeks in tap water, reverse osmosis water, well water, and nikken pimag water (respectively left to right).



We also tried it with carrots:



To learn more:

Promotional Video (7mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMHwW1l_2PM

Rick Murphy compares the pH of Nikken Pimag water to various bottled waters and explains the importance of alkalinity for health and how Nikken Pimag water can help with this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcZuEGsAhg8

Pdf technical documents here:

The Nikken Pimag ® Waterfall

£382.20 rrp

To order please visit http://nikkenearth.com

or call Nicki on (0044)7786 405366


NB. For US customers please visit our US rep Nnenne here (RRP $419).



For Central and South America please visit our Latin American rep Sally here (RRP Mex$8283).



UPDATE - These prices are being reduced. Please call to find out more.





Friday, 4 May 2018

Great Green Stuff!

Eddy Bamyasi


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