Thursday 21 June 2018

The Reason I Joined a Network Marketing Company by Marian Timms

Nicki Edgell
The reason I joined a network marketing company was to firstly facilitate mass healing through the products and secondly to generate a retirement fund as my NHS pension and state pension (if I ever get it) was not going to facilitate the lifestyle I want to have in my latter years. It is challenging, hard work and fun, and with supportive in-house mentoring and training.

I have met like minded individuals who care about the state of the nation's health and have eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to know that the Nikken ethos is the way forward to counter all the damage that electromagnetic frequencies are doing to our health and our childrens' health; epidemic sleep deprivation, inflammation, fatigue, autoimmune dysfunction, and allergies.

YES! It is all linked to gut health and stress, environmental pollutants, food additives, antibiotics, micro plastics, pesticides, fluoride, chlorine, pharmaceuticals are all taking their toll on our health and our water quality in some parts of the UK leaves a lot to be desired.

We are all far too reliant on the good old NHS to sort us out instead of taking responsibility for our own health at a basic grass roots level.

"Another growing reality that could benefit MLM and related businesses is the increasing number of baby boomers who are disenchanted with their current careers. They’re worn-out from years of the corporate grind and don’t feel the connection between their job and the people it impacts outside their office walls or company grounds. They’re shifting their focus from accumulating a giant nest egg to a desire to be part of something bigger and better… to have a positive effect on others... and working in retirement. Facets of life that can be fulfilled with specific types of products and service available through some MLM or Direct selling opportunities." Robert Laura

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Wednesday 20 June 2018

No News is Good News, So Just Avoid It

Nicki Edgell

Mark Twain wrote: “If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.”

I'm not sure you are necessarily uninformed if you avoid newspapers any more. It's so much easier to hear about what's going on through numerous sources (even if you don't want to) - TV, radio, friends, parents, internet, social media, and we are now more interactively "in control" of our sources.
I have no idea why there has been such an outcry recently over so called "false" news. There has been plenty of false news for years.
Generally the news is rubbish at best and depressing at worse. It serves little point. It is nearly always bad. Or it's just comment or opinion or gossip. It's a waste of time. It's filtered. It is biased. It has an agenda. It's obsessed with wars and terrorism out of all proportion to the reality of 99.9% of the population. It peddles false flags, fear, negativity, and hate, with dubious motives. It's delivered by the sanctimonious BBC dressed up as impartial public information, or the trash gutter press obsessed with soaps, football, immigration, boobs, bombs and booze.
Frankly the sort of "news" delivered by the gutter press is blatant hate speak and I have no idea why it isn't illegal.
News is everywhere - streamed constantly in train stations, banks, waiting rooms. It's always live! and breaking! and 24/7, but completely disposable, repetitive and boring. Read a newspaper a week, a month, or a year later, and the news won't have changed. Read the same "redtop" each day and the headlines will blatantly be the same day after day imbuing a constant subconcious indoctrination of the readership. I know it is awful what is going on in some places in the world, but there are no refugee camps of terrorist jihadists in my back garden as the Daily Mail would lead me to believe.

There is always a crisis

News keeps us in a state of fear. I don't know why, or even if this is intentional for reasons of elite power and control of the masses, as conspiracy theorists would maintain, or is it just the human condition that we like to be frightened and shocked, like we would be at a horror movie, so we actually like to read about bad stuff happening, to other people... and only by the grace of god not to us, yet?

But here's a thing. News is actually rare - by definition. If these awful things were happening all the time to everybody, everywhere, it wouldn't be news any more, like heart attacks and car crashes (except big ones at weekends when there isn't anything else to report). Despite the apparent proliferation of shocking news, especially it seems in the last couple of years, statistically we still live in the safest time there has ever been in human history.

I used to read a newspaper - many years ago. It was supposed to be good for you. It meant you were knowledgeable about current affairs. I was even asked current affairs questions in interviews.

Not any more. I gave up the news. I realised it was just depressing and irrelevant. If you want to be optimistic and positive surround yourself with optimism and positivity. Ignore the news. Spend the time doing something rewarding.

Please have a watch of this excellent TED talk by Brighton resident Dr. Bramwell.

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Monday 18 June 2018

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Nicki Edgell

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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....

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

The Toronto Summit - October 11-14, 2018

San Antonio Convention - November 1-3, 2018

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

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