Dear VitaMist Family

Written By: Graphics Department - Dec• 02•14

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The Holidays!  Here they are again.  A time to reflect, and a time to look forward.  Traditionally, it’s a time for families to get together and celebrate, and for friends to catch up on the happenings of the past year.

If you are reading this newsletter, then you are among the very fortunate.  You must count your blessings, because you have family and friends.  You have people who care about you and people who support you in all that you do.  Over this past year we have laughed together, cried together and prayed together.

Just like a real family, there have been ups and downs in all of our lives this year, but through it all, we held our belief in VitaMist, and together we grew our business and spread the word about these great products.  VitaMist introduced some exciting new products in 2014, as well as some incredible incentive programs.

So, as we celebrate the Holidays, and the year draws to a close, let’s all give thanks for the opportunities we have been given.  Let’s also pledge to seize those opportunities with both hands, and use them to achieve our goals in life.  But remember, we each hold the key to our own success. The best opportunity in the world will remain nothing more than an opportunity unless we take it!

7 Steps to Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever

Written By: Graphics Department - Dec• 02•14

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Let me share something with you that might seem simplistic, but I promise you is quite profound:

 

How you close one month is how you open the next one. And how you close the year determines how you bring in the next one. So, want to have an amazing 2015, hit all your goals, and exceed the highest income you’ve ever earned? Work it backwards from there; it really begins with you having an amazing first quarter. Which starts with a smoking hot January. And that only happens if you and your team…

 

Stay focused and active, over the holidays.

 

Let’s talk about what that looks like for you. Although it may be helpful to see what it doesn’t look like first. It’s not about pitching your relatives around the holiday table, or trying to make your whole opportunity presentation in two minutes to the cashier ringing you up for your holiday gift purchases.

 

It’s about being smart, listening, and planting seeds…

 

There are people who believe that nothing gets done over the holiday season. And because they believe that, it’s true for them. There are others who realize that while most of the world shuts down, they have an opportunity to leapfrog ahead by being active. And because they believe that, it’s true for them as well.

 

December 20th is D Day. It’s the official start of the shutdown for people who buy into the notion that you can’t build during the holidays. Everyone’s work holiday parties are happening, people are shopping, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Years all stacked on top of one another. There’s lots of evidence to support the belief that you can’t build right during this time of year. In fact, most people belief this.

 

But that’s why most people are broke…

 

Here are seven things you can do if you don’t want to be broke – and really do want to make 2015 the most lucrative year you’ve ever had:

 

1) Decide that the holiday shutdown belief doesn’t serve you, and lose it forever. Decide to be productive this year and every year from now on.

 

2) Maintain your usual weekly calls, webcasts or other training and recruiting events through December. If they fall on Christmas or New Years, move them forward or backward a day, but keep the routine going for your team.

 

3) Work your prospect list around the calendar. Christians don’t celebrate Chanukah, Jewish people don’t celebrate Christmas and Hindus, Muslims, and lots of other people don’t celebrate either. Don’t focus on who you can’t call, but who you can call.

 

4) Keep your team learning and growing. A big part of team member activity is their confidence to meet people, invite, follow up, etc. Make a push today and get all your people signed up for VitaMist U.com.

 

5) Plant seeds. As you’re attending holiday parties with colleagues and holiday dinner with family and friends, be listening. You’re very likely going to hear from a lot of people complaining about their boss or job, wishing they were doing something more meaningful, and (lots of them) talking about the financial strain the holiday season has placed upon them. Don’t make your pitch over the honey-baked ham. Just let them know you have something that might help them, and you’ll be following up within a few days.

 

6) Use the ”secret weapon” week. Every year, my most productive week is the one between Christmas and New Years. Half the world is doing nothing but watching cat videos on the Internet. They’re on holiday from work, or even if they’re working, their mind isn’t in it. They are checking emails and taking phone calls. It’s a great time to reach people.

 

7) Come out for 2015 locked and loaded! Okay, I get that you might not get great attendance for a meeting on New Years Eve or Day. But you should have an event scheduled for Friday, January 2, 2015. Most of your competitors will just start getting back to work on the 2nd. They’ll start making calls and trying to get their prospects to go to something the following week. Stay a step ahead of them by having something on the books for the 2nd, and inviting people to it the week between Christmas and New Years.

 

Let your competitors go into a black hole for five weeks. You use that time to stay active and keep your team focused on the long-term goals. And here’s the best part: Because most other people are taking the holidays off, every activity you do produces twice the normal results for you!

 

So Happy Holidays.

 

WMD

 

P.S. Here’s bonus tip #8: Share this with everyone on your team. You’ll see much better activity all through the group.

Health Tips – Damage Control

Written By: Graphics Department - Dec• 02•14

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First, I want to personally wish everyone a Very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.

 

The title “Damage Control” maybe doesn’t sound too positive, but at this time of year everyone you talk to seems to have concerns about the Holiday Season. Rather than the Holiday Season being a joyous, fun time to spend with family and friends, it is becoming more and more a commercial nightmare.

My December Column is in two parts. First, some tips on controlling your weight over the coming weeks, and second, some warnings to help you avoid ending up in the emergency room.

As we know, our nation is suffering a weight crisis. There is no way to sugarcoat it (perhaps a poor choice of words!), but we are overweight and a large percentage of us are morbidly obese. The Holidays don’t help the fight either, because they become a time of over-indulgence and over-consumption. It seems like the motto at this time of year is “nothing in moderation”, with over-eating, over-consumption of alcohol, and over-partying. Then, on January 1st, everyone wakes up feeling guilty, and goes back to a year of trying to lose the weight they gained during the excesses of the Holidays.

If you ask what people dread most about this time of year, 90% will say, “putting on weight,” and it has been shown that most people gain between 5 and 10 pounds during the Holidays.

Here are a few simple suggestions that can help you avoid the usual pitfalls. If you struggle with your weight, don’t undo all your recent hard work. Use these nutrition tips and experience a slimmer season.

 

Eat a snack before the party

Snacking on low-glycemic carbohydrates and lean proteins such as apple slices with natural peanut butter, raw veggies with hummus or nonfat unsweetened yogurt with berries, help to curb your hunger, so that you eat less at the party.

 

Limit alcohol

Each 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1 ounce of hard alcohol contains roughly 100 calories. Enjoy a drink, and then switch to sparkling water with lemon or lime. Steer clear of higher calorie drinks such as egg nog, frozen margaritas and hot buttered rum.

 

Eat lots of salad

Start your meals with a large salad topped with lots of veggies and low fat/fat-free dressing, or a broth-based soup filled with vegetables.

 

Studies have shown that eating salads or broth-based soups prior to a meal results in less calories consumed during the meal.

 

Keep the Holidays Accident Free!

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 13,000 people in the U.S. end up in the emergency room during the Holidays because of mishaps with trees, lights and toys. That’s a frightening number, and we want to help you avoid being adding to these statistics.

 

Here are a few basic tips to avoid Holiday injuries

First, be very careful setting up the tree. Make sure your ladder is sturdy, steady and safe. Falls from ladders can be a major problem. Also remember, not only can you topple down, but so can the tree.

Make sure you secure the tree so children and pets can’t pull it down on top of themselves. Some people use a gate around the tree or secure it to the wall. When decorating the tree, be careful to put the trimmings up high enough so infants and toddlers and pets can’t get to them. Decorations, like tinsel, are tempting to put in their mouths, and ornaments are frequently breakable.

Think about your decorations. Live holly and mistletoe are poisonous and if eaten. They can be toxic to both people and pets.

The most common injuries seen at this time of year are cuts caused by those seemingly impenetrable plastic packages that toys come in.

“They’re almost impossible to open, so people take to using box cutters, knives and scissors. One false move and your hand is slashed. The ER does a lot of stitching up. Take it slow, and be really careful opening those toys for the kids. Always cut away from your hand,” advises Dr. Travis Stork, an emergency room physician.

Lights, which are usually balled up after the holidays and left in the box, can be a hazard, too. Make sure the bulbs work, there are no frayed wires, broken sockets or loose connections. Dr. Stork says many people show up in the ER with burns and shocks from faulty lights, or from falling off ladders when stringing them.

Always, always, always remember to unplug lights at night and when away from home to avoid a fire.

Product of the Month, December

Written By: Graphics Department - Dec• 02•14

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This month, we are sending a free tube of Our Tropical Delight Slender-Mist Product as the Product of the Month.

 

Think of Slender-Mist as a “snack-substitute” – it gives your body what it needs to satisfy cravings – without overeating or the use of drugs.  Slender-Mist contains nutrients that help you maintain a more balanced diet between regularly scheduled meals, and it provides extra vitamins and nutrients to compensate for the shortage suffered by eating less, so your energy levels do not suffer.  We’ve even added pantothenic acid and vitamin B6 to help relieve the stress that can be associated with weight loss programs.

 

Remember, the most effective weight-loss programs combine a sensible diet with a light exercise routine.  When you are dieting, you don’t have to starve yourself – and you shouldn’t.  But, you should use Slender-Mist dietary supplement sprays before regular meals and also as a snack substitute.  Just spray 2-4 sprays about 20-30 minutes before your regular meals.  Also, whenever you feel the urge to snack – at any time of day – 2-4 spritzes of Slender-Mist and you can forget the snack!

 

Slender-Mist is available in 2 delicious flavors, Berry Supreme, and Chocolate Fudge.

 

Please call us at 1-800-582-5273 for more information about this and all the other great VitaMist Products.  Our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives will be happy to help you.

 

Please visit our web-site: www.vitamist.com for the latest information from VitaMist, the makers of Slender-Mist Dietary Supplements.

 

Pure nutrition with every spray – that’s our promise.

 

Sari’s Letter

Written By: Graphics Department - Nov• 04•14

ms deihl brief_smallDear VitaMist Family,

Can you believe it’s November?

I certainly can’t!

By the time you read this month’s VitaMist Newsletter, Halloween will have passed, the election will be over, and Thanksgiving will be close at hand.  The Holiday Season has arrived again.  Two months of the year that will set the stage for the rest of your life.

Excuses!  Excuses!  Everyone always has Excuses.  This year I have heard more excuses than ever before.  I urge all of you not to let “The Holiday Season” become another excuse, and ruin what you have been building with VitaMist over the past few months.

At the end of the summer I wrote on a similar theme, and I received so many positive responses telling me that my comments had really hit home and helped everyone out of their summer vacation daze. So, is it time to sit back and relax again?  Not if you want to achieve the success you believe you are due.

This Holiday Season, please enjoy yourselves.  But please, please, don’t allow all your hard work to be undone.  I urge every one of you, every single member of our family, to believe in yourselves and to be everything you can be.  Rather than look for reasons why you can’t, please look for reasons why you CAN!  In this way, “DO IT” has become something of a mantra for the true leaders of VitaMist.

Have an Amazing November, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!.

From My Heart With
LOV

 

Sari