Thursday, September 30, 2010

Learn the History of Sensé and its Unique Ingredients

Learn the History of Sensé and its Unique Ingredients

You already know that Sensé™ is unlike any other skin care line. But how much do you really know about its history? Learn how Sensé got its start ten years ago, and what makes it the most groundbreaking skin care line in the industry! The more you know, the easier it will be to use these incredible products to prospect and build your business.

The Sensé Story

As USANA Founder Dr. Myron Wentz became concerned about harsh chemical preservatives commonly used in personal care products, he wanted to find an alternative. Preserving the skin care formulations is necessary but using chemical additives to do so is not. Chemical preservatives can be unhealthy and often are a cause of skin irritations. After extensive research, his team of scientists developed a way to naturally preserve skin care products using liquid crystals that mimic the skin’s composition. These liquid crystals act as small packets carrying antioxidants, amino acids, and botanicals that keep the product fresh.

This industry breakthrough—called Self-Preserving Technology—received a U.S. patent. The Self-Preserving Technology combines products in a no-touch environment and uses only enclosed packaging to minimize contact with the formula. No added chemical preservatives ensure skin care products that are more gentle and healthy for your skin. Sensé is the first and only skin care line with this breakthrough!

Sensé’s Other Unique Ingredients

In addition to Self-Preserving Technology, Sensé leveraged USANA’s nutritional expertise to create two unique topical nutrition complexes for your skin. Proflavanol-T™ combines whole grape extract, green-tea extract, and vitamin E to combat damaging free radicals in the skin. Proteo-C™ includes vitamin C and the amino acids proline and glycine to help renew and moisturize the skin. Each Sensé product contains these topical nutrition complexes to ensure your skin is completely nourished. After all, healthy skin is beautiful skin. 

Sensé also contains two anti-aging technologies with DSR™ (Dermal Surface Renewal) Technology and Regenisomes™. DSR uses marine-source ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and bring balance to uneven skin tone. Regenisomes helps boost the skin’s response to environmental damage and mend the look of aging. Both of these exclusive technologies make Sensé the top choice for Anti Aging skin care.

Sensé is so renowned that it has won Utah’s Best of State three years in a row, from 2007 to 2009. With a reputation like that, it’s okay to boast that Sensé is the best! So if you haven’t already created your own personal Sensé success story, we encourage you to cleanse, tone, and replenish your way to building a beautiful business. Start today by visiting

The Forgotten Keys of A Successful Event

The Forgotten Keys of A Successful Event
Creating a Successful Event
What event are you expecting people to attend?

Whether it is a birthday party, baby shower, home shows, holiday parties, business networking event or a seminar there are some key elements that will make your event successful.

Often the "Forgotten Keys" will be left out of an event which could allow for an okay event however often left feeling like something was missing.  You will want to use every source of medium possible to promote your event. To help you have an exciting and powerful event follow these steps. 


Send out a "Save the Date" announcement informing people of your upcoming event with date, time and location.

Send a "Formal Invitation" with all the specific details of the event.

Resend invitation to non-responders a week later.

Email a reminder a week before and a day before the event to everyone who has stated they would be attending.

Social Media:

Use the Event pages on Facebook

l your local friends.

Post frequently your event on LinkedIn, Twitter and MySpace.  Let people know and since everyone looks at their social media at different times you will want to post your information about the event at different times also.

Make announcements on your home page.

Have each vendor post on their social media outlets as well.

Submit a "Press Release" to your local newspapers, business journals and radio.  Follow up with a call to your print publications to confirm they received it.

Hand out Cards, Flyers and Poster everywhere you go.  Mail an invitation to a minimum amount of people that may not be in your email list that are in your target market.

In Person:

Go to other local event and hand out your flyers, posters and cards.  Make sure to get their business card to add them to your reminder list.

Phone people you have not heard back from.  Ask them if there is someone they know that may want to attend this event with them.

Phone people to remind them that the event is just days away!  Build your relationship with people and offer the special touch of a personal connection.  This will also give you an idea of how many people you may have attending your event.  This call can be done by you, a volunteer, a personal/virtual assistant and your vendors.

If You Have Vendors:

Have each of your vendors offer a "give away" so you can promote this in your invitation.

Request that your vendors give you a list of people (minimum of 25) to send the invitation to.

Request that your vendors send out 15 or more postcards/flyers to people they may or may not know in the community.

After the Event:

Send a thank you to every person in attendance.  If it is a large group you can send an email thank you. If it was smaller group send out hand written cards.

Before too much time passes follow up with your attendee. You can offer a survey for people to fill out to give you feedback.  Follow up and find out one thing your attendees felt they could take and put into action from your event.  If a large group select 25 to 50 people to call or get volunteers, vendors or a personal/virtual assistant to make the calls for you.  You want to know what your attendees took from your event.

Request that your attendees post on their social networking sites about attending your event.  You could have a script for them to make this easier for them.

The success of your event will be because "You" stepped out and did something different.  You added the extra touches to your event which makes you stand out from the crowd.  When you call people they are less likely to forget about your event because you created a feeling for them.  When you follow up by sending out a thank you or asking what they can take away from your event will create a feeling for them as well.  People skim through emails but a call will get them connected to you and they will tell other people about you.  If you leave these "Forgotten Keys" out of your event you will be like most other event organizers and hope they have a successful next event!

Kimberley Borgens, CBC is the CEO of Be A Legacy. She enjoys working with small businesses and helping them gain ground to being a successful business.  She coaches, consults and mentors leaders who want to make a difference in business and in thier lives.  Learn more

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The 80/20 Rule, and What It Means to You

The 80/20 Rule, And What It Means To You
– by Pete Zdanis

In 1906, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto created a mathematical formula to describe the unequal distribution of wealth in his country, observing that twenty percent of the people owned eighty percent of the wealth. In the late 1940s, Dr. Joseph M. Juran inaccurately attributed the 80/20 Rule to Pareto, calling it Pareto's Principle. While it may be misnamed, Pareto's Principle or Pareto's Law as it is sometimes called, can be a very effective tool to help you build your USANA business effectively. 

What It Means
The 80/20 Rule means that in anything a few (20 percent) are vital and many (80 percent) are trivial. Leaders know that 20 percent of the work (the first 10 percent and the last 10 percent) consume 80 percent of your time and resources. You can apply the 80/20 Rule to almost anything, from the science of management to the physical world. 

How It Can Help You
The value of the Pareto Principle is that it reminds you to focus on the 20 percent that matters. Of the things you do during your day, only 20 percent really matter. Those 20 percent produce 80 percent of your results. Identify and focus on those things. When the fire drills of the day begin to sap your time, remind yourself of the 20 percent you need to focus on. If something in the schedule has to slip, if something isn't going to get done, make sure it's not part of that 20 percent.

Like the rest of life, the "80/20" rule applies to team members in our businesses: "20% of the people produce 80% of the results."

As we have said so many times over, our job is to find "Motivated Entrepreneurs". It is my opinion that motivation comes from within, and we cannot, nor should we, "drag people across the finish line" if they are not willing to help themselves.

We, too, have found that 80% of the people in our business have done little, if anything, to build their business or help themselves. However, the other 20% have helped us build an outstanding USANA business while, in turn, attaining all of their goals with USANA.

We have found that team members usually fall into one of several categories:

The Procrastinators - They'll begin building their business "when they get around to it." They never find the time because they never make the time.

The Know-It-Alls - These people don't take the time to "read the instructions" (The BDS). It's beneath them to take the time to learn from those who have built successful USANA businesses, even though the path to success is laid out for them right under their nose. They couldn't tell you the difference between a BC, SVP and GSV.

The Paralysis By Analysis Victims - These people are constantly in "getting ready to get ready" mode. They are always searching for that perfect "system" that will magically build their business for them. They'll never find it because it doesn't exist.

The Tryers - They say that they will "try" the business to see how they do. Their mentality gives them permission to quit at the first sign of difficulty. You don't "try" a parachute jump. You either do it, or you don't. The same is true of your business. You either do it, or you don't.

The Whiners - Constantly complaining about minor details which have no impact on their ability to succeed in USANA. "If only this were different or that were different, I know I could make money in USANA." While these people are whining, there are thousands of people advancing in rank in USANA every month.

Finally, there are:

Motivated Entrepreneurs - These people "get it". They know that USANA's products and compensation plan are unequalled in the business. They set their goals, they develop a plan to reach their goals, and they go on about their business to work their plan. They advance in their USANA business while helping other people do the same. They make things happen while the other 80% are wondering what happened.

My advice, don't try to motivate the unmotivated. Instead use your time wisely to find, sponsor and train "motivated entrepreneurs".

Show them how to succeed, and then get out of their way!

Manage This Issue
Pareto’s Principle, the 80/20 Rule, should serve as a daily reminder to focus 80 percent of your time and energy on the 20 percent of your work, and your team, that is really important. Don’t just “work smart”, work smart on the right things, and with the right people.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Who's Who on the Zdanis USANA Team

See Who's Who on the Zdanis USANA Team! 

For the Week Ending 09.24.10:

New Team Members:
Cynthia Casillas - Alamogordo, NM, US
Sharon Martin- Kitchener, ON, CA
Michele Pierce - Glenwood, NM, US
Kim Romero - Las Cruces, NM, US
Angela Zamora - Las Cruces, NM, US

Rank Advancements:

Cynthia Casillas - Alamogordo, NM, US – Believer
Deborah Gorman – Chapel Hill, NC, US – Believer

Top Performers:

Rick and Rosemary Blair – Las Cruces, NM, US – Sponsored one new Associate

Norm Bryant – Albuquerque, NM, US – #7 Top Earner among US Silver Directors, and sponsored two new Associates

Richard Cameron - Hamilton, ON, CA - #14 Top Earner among Canadian Silver Directors

Greg Guyatt – Waterloo, ON, CA – Sponsored one new Associate

Elizabeth Pasquale – Ossining, NY, US - #22 Top Earner among US Directors

Pauline Puzynska – Hamilton, ON, CA - #23 Top Earner among Canadian Directors

Eileene Soltero – Las Cruces, NM, US – Sponsored one new Associate
Pete and Dora Zdanis – Chester Springs, PA, US - #5 Top 
Earners among US 1-Star Diamonds (#8 Globally)

The Time to Act

The Time to Act 

– by Jim Rohn

Engaging in genuine discipline requires that you develop the ability to take action. You don't need to be hasty if it isn't required, but you don't want to lose much time, either. Here's the time to act: when the idea is hot and the emotion is strong.
Let's say you would like to build your library. If that is a strong desire for you, what you've got to do is get the first book. Then get the second book. Take action as soon as possible, before the feeling passes and before the idea dims. If you don't, here's what happens:


We intend to take action when the idea strikes us. We intend to do something when the emotion is high. But if we don't translate that intention into action fairly soon, the urgency starts to diminish. A month from now, the passion is cold. A year from now, it can't be found.

So take action. Set up a discipline when the emotions are high and the idea is strong, clear and powerful. If somebody talks about good health and you're motivated by it, you need to get a book on nutrition. Get the book before the idea passes, before the emotion gets cold. Begin the process. Fall on the floor and do some push-ups. You've got to take action; otherwise, the wisdom is wasted. The emotion soon passes unless you apply it to a disciplined activity. Discipline enables you to capture the emotion and the wisdom and translate them into action. The key is to increase your motivation by quickly setting up the disciplines. By doing so, you've started a whole-new life process.

Here is the greatest value of discipline: self-worth, also known as self-esteem. Many people who are teaching self-esteem these days don't connect it to discipline. But once we sense the least lack of discipline within ourselves, it starts to erode our psyche. One of the greatest temptations is to just ease up a little bit. Instead of doing your best, you allow yourself to do just a little less than your best. Sure enough, you've started in the slightest way to decrease your sense of self-worth.

There is a problem with even a little bit of neglect. Neglect starts as an infection. If you don't take care of it, it becomes a disease. And one neglect leads to another. Worst of all, when neglect starts, it diminishes our self-worth.

Once this has happened, how can you regain your self-respect? All you have to do is act now! Start with the smallest discipline that corresponds to your own philosophy. Make the commitment: "I will discipline myself to achieve my goals so that in the years ahead I can celebrate my successes."