A Privileged Lifestyle
“A Privileged Lifestyle" is the end result of implementing a global business system for earning income that doesn’t depend all on your own efforts. It’s about a lot of people doing a little versus you doing it all. It’s hard work just like any other business; but once implemented, it will allow you to live a life of freedom and help others to do the same. It will allow you to move beyond just comfortable and really make a difference in the world.
The corporate partner we’ve chosen to align ourselves with is Nu Skin Enterprises because of its goal to be a Force for Good in the world, its global, seamless compensation plan -- and its commitment to innovation, science and leading edge products and technologies. Most definitely: The Difference. Demonstrated.
Nu Skin's Mission Statement
Our mission is to be a force for good throughout the world by empowering people to improve lives with rewarding business opportunities, innovative products and an enriching, uplifting culture.
IT’S OFTEN SAID THAT TIMING is everything in life. Had someone approached me about the Nu Skin Enterprises opportunity two years earlier I would not have been interested, but in early 1989 I found myself saying, “there’s got to be a better way” much too often. I was running TWA’s worldwide cruise division and its South American sales operation, traveling constantly. Mort was running a billion dollar global travel company, serving on several Fortune 100 corporate boards and was a Trustee of the University of Miami. We were commuting between New York and Miami and had virtually no time to spend with each other or our family and friends. I dreamed of never having to wake up to an alarm clock again, or doing something where I could make a difference and work with people of integrity; or doing business globally. Fast forward 17 years and that dream is a reality. Our schedule is now of our own making. Our business has expanded globally, and by helping others we’ve been able to pursue things that we never had time for. Mort always wanted to be a gourmet cook; I always wanted to design handbags; and we both wanted to be more active in our community. When we reflect upon what we did to get where we are, three things come to mind: 1) We had a burning desire to change our situation and knew exactly what we wanted; 2) We had a rock solid belief in the company and its products; 3) We believed in ourselves and in our ability to learn new skills.
Having said this, I vividly remember Mort going through what he calls “PSS” - Paradym Shift Syndrome. I’d finally persuaded him to sell his business and join me, convinced that our complementary talents would allow us to build much faster. However, for the first time in his life he didn’t have an impressive title or a huge status at his disposal, so when someone asked him what he did for a living, he froze. He had an identity crisis.
Now, when we bring people into the business, we immediately have them give themselves a title that most people can relate to (consultant, marketing rep) and prepare a 30 second job description. We also talk about being outside your comfort zone but moving forward anyway. Initially, I could only find one hour a day to do the business so I made sure it was productive, quality time doing a presentation, following up or making new contacts. I learned to say “no” to anything that would block my progress. I constantly used my upline for support and learned to use whatever situation was at hand to get into conversations, on an airplane, at the grocery store, in an elevator—and tried to never prejudge. As the business started to grow, I became an expert at time management and in finding that 25th hour in the day, never taking my eye off the prize.
I learned that rejection is not personal, but when I’d have what Scott Schwerdt calls “a closet crying moment,” my sponsor would quickly turn on an alarm clock and zap me right back on track. This business is 90 percent persistence and the biggest temptation is to settle for too little.
There is so much opportunity ahead of us today. Virtually everyone we meet can benefit from some aspect of our company, be it our products, the business potential, or simply the ability to be able to do something wonderful for children and the environment. It’s our job as leaders to find out what excites people and to find people who are committed to improving their lives. We have powerful business-building tools with the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner, the Nu Skin® ProDerm™ Skin Analyzer, and Photomax® so it’s critical not to waste energy trying to convince or motivate people. If you follow your passion and take consistent, daily action, you will find motivated people to work with and you’ll enjoy the journey. There is no time limit on finding success but we tell our distributors that NOW is the time to become obsessively engaged because we have more incentive than ever before and market timing is perfect. It was heart-warming on our recent cruise to see four new Team Elites who had been in the business 15 years and it was equally as exciting to see those who had made it in 15 months! With all that Nu Skin Enterprises has to offer, the future truly does belong, as Eleanor Roosevelt said, “to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Mort and Paula Ehrlich have been Team Elite Executives for 10 years and are members of the 5 Million Dollar Circle. They reside in Miami, Florida.
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