WHOEVER WROTE THIS - THANK YOU!!!!
I received a brilliant email yesterday from my top coach in Colorado, Mike Bent, and I absolutely have to share it with every one who thinks that BB is a pyramid scheme:
“My fiance and I were having a discussion the other day over a remark that one of her friends made. That remark went something like this “oh, that is just one of those pyramid schemes”.
One of our problems is dealing with the negativity surrounding the reputation of the phrases “pyramid scheme”, “network marketing”. “multi-level marketing (MLM)” or “direct selling business”.
First of all, the grand daddy of them all, Amway, went under very serious, expensive and prolonged investigation into this sort of activity back in the early 70’s. The results proved that Amway was not a “pyramid scheme” (which is illegal) and paved the way for the whole multi-level marketing industry that has boomed over the past 35 years.
In Quixtar’s (the current name used for the Amway distributor business) Business Rules and Regulations it states:
“A pyramid is a scheme in which an individual pays for the right to recruit additional persons into the scheme who, in turn, receive the same right to receive profits from recruiting others.
Three common elements of a pyramid scheme have been identified as: (1) a large, required initial investment or purchase of inventory: (2) direct payment for recruiting additional persons into the scheme; (3) heavy emphasis on recruiting additional persons, with little or no emphasis on selling products to consumers.”
Beachbody certainly has none of the above components of a pyramid scheme. Anyone who refers to Beachbody as a pyramid scheme is talking out of ignorance combined with obvious negative past experiences with MLMs in general or, perhaps, an illegal pyramid scheme. In fact, I was duped into one such scheme because the Chief Economic Advisor of the Reagan administration, Art Laffer of the infamous “Laffer Curve”, was on the Board of Directors of this company. That company did have several of the components mentioned above.
Are you having trouble staying within your budget, both for dollars and for calories? Then ask yourself: How many times a week do you eat at restaurants and fast-food joints? If you’re serious about losing weight, you need to keep dining out to a minimum.
The simple truth is, when you don’t make a dish yourself, you really can’t know what’s in it or where the ingredients come from. You can ask all the right questions about whether the chef uses organics; you can speak up and ask to have your food grilled instead of fried; and so on. But unless you’re in the kitchen with the chef, you can’t know whether the quality of the ingredients is good or whether they’re being prepared in healthy ways. Restaurants are businesses, and they are out to make money — many of them use the cheapest ingredients possible, like trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup, nonorganic meats and vegetables…the list goes on!
By cutting back on eating out, you’ll save a fortune — money you can spend on healthy groceries! Plus, you can guarantee that everything you’re putting into your mouth is fresh and healthful. And you can control your portion sizes.
Of course, you can’t always make your own food or control your environment. I do still eat out, but for no more than five meals a week, and when I do, I order white fish or wild-caught salmon, healthy whole grains such as brown rice, and plenty of vegetables. Your options may not always be perfect, but it’s still up to you to make smart choices.
Just announced this week!
When you buy from a coach, like myself, we’ll be adding a bonus workout to every Beachbody® fitness program—one at a time over the next several months—available ONLY through Coaches and the Team Beachbody store.
This month’s program is Insanity so order today and get Shaun T’s “Fast & Furious” 20 min. workout as a Bonus!
The bonus workout comes in addition to the 10% discount for Club Members, 25% discount for Coaches, and the lowest shipping and handling. This one’s just for the Coaches so get in on this amazing offer and spread the word. If anyone is interested in getting physically and financially fit, contact me!
I hope these help!
Sometimes we spend so much time working on our business, our body, our image, our clean home that we forget to put the most important thing first!
1 Read or listen to at least one book or CD on how to improve your relationship
2 Greet your partner as if it’s the happiest moment of your day!
3 Start having more sex tonight! Not in the mood? Tired? Too bad! Just start!
4 Set a non-negotiable date night each week.
5 Figure out your partners desired expression of love.
6 Plan to deliver your partners desired expression of love 3x this week.
7 Write your significant other a quick “I love your because” note.
8 Ask your partner for one thing you could be doing to make them happier
9 Tell your spouse or partner all the things you find “sexy” about them.
10 Work to improve something you know drives your spouse batty
11 Tell your partner how important their support is on your fitness journey.
12 Figure out a way to spend more time with your spouse and less time apart
13 Ask your partner to set a 5 year list of goals for your family.
14 Do/say something to make your partner feel like the center of your universe
15 Listen with your full attention
16 Compliment your partner on something you know they take pride in
17 Do something care taking, but unexpected for your partner
18 Vow to join your partner doing “their favorite” activity
19 Commit to spending less time consumed by media when your home
20 Write a long love letter to your spouse.
21 Remind yourself daily of your blessings