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An intimate look behind the scenes of my business model

This week I’m taking my annual sojourn to Salt Lake City, Utah, the home of my product partner, USANA, for its international convention.

I don’t talk a ton about my network marketing business, but since I’ll be posting a lot on social media this week about my USANA family and what we’re up to at the conference ⎯ or, as I like to call it, our family reunion ⎯ I figured it was a good time to shed some light on it.

Here’s the quick version:

I created financial freedom through building a business in the direct sales/network marketing industry with USANA. My mom started me on their health and wellness products when I was 12, and I started my business when I was 18.

My vision was to have enough passive/residual income to cover my living expenses by the time I had kids so I could choose to be a stay-at-home mom if I wanted to. Mike and I achieved that goal, and we couldn’t be more grateful to this industry and to USANA. I get teary pretty much every time I talk about it.

Direct what? Network who?

I tend to use the terms network marketing and direct sales interchangeably, but basically they refer to a way of advertising and selling a product via already-devoted consumers who are paid to spread the word about the product.

A couple of weeks ago I realized I had a great Glimpse TV episode talking about this exact topic that I’d never published, and I thought now would be the perfect time to share it. The episode beautifully and transparently talks about this industry that I hold so near and dear to my heart.

(As a side note, I am flexible about my editorial calendar precisely for moments like this. Mike and I are focusing way more of our time and energy on USANA and building our USANA team, The Freedom Family, this year. Even though we filmed this episode a year ago, now is a much better time to share it with you than last August. The takeaway: Trust your timing even if on the surface it looks like something is late. In fact, it may be perfectly on time.)

This episode features the incredible Elizabeth Rider, who I will be seeing this week along with the rest of my USANA family. Liz is one of the smartest businesswomen I know. I’ve benefitted so much from her sage advice over the years, and I wanted you to enjoy it too.

In this episode of Glimpse TV Liz and I reveal:

  • What to do when you get to a point where you feel disenchanted by your business (don’t worry – it happens to everyone!)
  • What you need to give yourself permission to do every now and again
    The most common, seductive thing that knocks entrepreneurs off their path
  • Who should become a health coach and who shouldn’t
  • The most dependable way to guarantee your income as a health practitioner
  • The one thing everyone who works for themselves MUST learn how to do
  • The secret ingredient to sustainable income
  • What to watch out for when searching for a great network marketing company to partner with (and what to avoid)

Click the video below to hear a candid, value-packed conversation revealing what goes on behind the scenes of a six-figure health coach’s business.

twitter_standingIf you want to be in business for yourself you have to be a sales person. ~Elizabeth Rider (Click to Tweet!)

Awesome Bonus Content:

After watching this episode I decided to put together a free report for you with a super cheesy name. It’s called:

Don’t Join A Network Marketing/Direct Sales Company Without Reading This Free Report That Reveals The 9 Key Ingredients A Company Must Have To Be Worthy Of Your Time (Plus 6 Red Flags To Avoid Like The Plague)

To get the free report, CLICK HERE.

Why so cheesy? Because I’m practicing calling things what they are instead of creative names that are fun but leave you saying, “Huh? What is that?”.

And because I wanted it to compel you to take action.

Here’s the deal: Like in any industry (life coaching, fashion, internet marketing, personal growth), there are great network marketing companies, people, and teams and there are awful ones.

If, like Liz and I, you have a genuine desire to create true financial freedom, then I want to help steer you in the direction of a company that’s worth your time and attention.

You’re awesome and you need to only partner with the awesome.

Grab the FREE REPORT HERE and learn how to identify the awesome from the not-so-awesome amidst the sea of companies, teams, sponsors, offers, and products.

Connect with Liz:

To get free healthy recipes and wellness tips, as well as to learn more about Liz, go to www.elizabethrider.com.

Over to you:

We barely scratched the surface on what residual income is, how to leverage yourself, how to build a business as a health coach, and the network marketing/direct sales industry.

I would love to know what questions you still have after watching the episode.

Leave a comment below and I’ll get in here and answer them personally!

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If you really want freedom you have to do this one thing.

When I find myself doing Q + A (which is often because I love it), I’m frequently asked: “How can I make more money?” It’s a hot topic, no? My answer is always some variation on: “If you want to make more money you have to add more value.” (Click to tweet) But it’s not always asContinue Reading

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This was even better than being on the Today Show.

The day my book launched I was interviewed by Al Roker and Willie Geist on the Today show. It was simultaneously terrifying, exhilarating, and so much fun (especially when Willie asked me a surprise question they hadn’t prepared me for!). But the truth is I don’t watch any television, let alone the Today show, saveContinue Reading

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Why I’m leaning back instead of leaning in this year.

“I wish I’d worked more,” said no one ever on their death bed. Yesterday I was interviewed for a podcast and when I was asked what I want to do in 2014 I replied: less. 2013 was amazing. I turned 30. I got engaged. I had my first book come out. I launched my firstContinue Reading

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Wiring Yourself for Abundance in 3 Easy Steps

Have you ever noticed that there are people who, no matter what’s going on in the economy, are prospering? No matter what’s going on with the government, there are people experiencing plenty. No matter what the outside circumstances are, there are some people who always attract abundance. When it comes to creating financial freedom, wiringContinue Reading

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Do you really need money? Or is it something else?

Have you ever had the experience of looking at your bank account, looking at your salary, or looking at your savings and thinking: I need money! Perhaps the numbers aren’t what you’d like them to be. Maybe there’s more month than money round about the 30th or 31st. Whatever financial pickle you might have yourselfContinue Reading

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Passive/Residual Income: Fact or Fiction?

Guess what day it is? It’s Financial Freedom Friday! In last week’s video that answered the question, “What is financial freedom?” I promised you a video diving deeper into HOW to create financial freedom. And that’s exactly what I made for you! There are tons of people living lives of financial freedom all over theContinue Reading

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What is financial freedom? New video series!

I’ve been cooking this series up for you for a few months and I’m so excited to debut it today! Welcome to Financial Freedom Friday! Every Friday for the next couple of months I’ll be sharing a new video that I created for you, the financial freedom seeker. I went through the most common questionsContinue Reading

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6 simple steps to ensuring you’re not wasting your precious time

I think we can all agree that we want to get the biggest bang for our buck when we’re working on our businesses–when we’re working on anything, for that matter. If you have even a drop of Puritan blood in you, you’ll probably agree that there is something about productivity that feels divine. And IContinue Reading

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Want to save yourself some time?

A few years ago I felt totally trapped by my business and terminally bored by it. I felt like if I had to do the presentation I’d been giving for 8 years already one more time that I would fall on the floor and start convulsing from lack of stimulation. I had a business modelContinue Reading

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