Friday, 27 February 2015

Herbalife isn't just weight loss

When the company started, the main focus was weight loss - but now they cover all areas that fits into the "healthy active lifestyle" category, and it's pretty damn awesome if you ask me!

Yes, I got interested thanks to my awesome results (weight loss) on the products, but ever since starting on the products about 3.5 years ago, I've never felt better, more energized and positive about my life and my future!

Herbalife is changing lives by the millions around the globe, and it's awesome being a part of that global mission of helping others!

The company posted another record year, and in 2014 the turnover was $7.8 billion. Solid growth even with the attacks that has been happening on the company - that makes me extremely proud to be associated with Herbalife - we, the PROUD Herbalife members, aren't phased by such negativity, and we will continue to provide the best products and the best service to our customers!

Anyway, the title of this post is "Herbalife isn't just weight loss" - and that's so true! It's all about being positive, helping others and leading a healthy active lifestyle! Check out this cool image showing us how much calories certain activities burn in an hour:

Have you reached your level 10 yet?

Friday, 20 February 2015

Great results on Herbalife once again

I can't get enough of stories like these, like I said with my previous post, they inspire me a great deal! Just make the decision to improve, and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

Amazing results are possible with Herbalife

The results people get with the help of the amazing Herbalife products amazes me on a daily basis. And a very special thing for me is being able to help someone get such results. It always inspires me to go out and help even more people, and also to work on myself! Check this out:

Just keep in mind, such results aren't typical, and it takes hard work and dedication to achieve this, but if your mindset is in the right place, then nothing will hold you back!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Personal development - the happy side effect of being part of Herbalife

I have been part of Herbalife since September 2011. First as a customer, and getting such amazing results on the products got me interested in the business side of things. I never realised just what a ride it will be, and one thing I really want to mention is the personal development that comes with doing the business and helping people. You see, in order to go out and help others with a product and business opportunity such as Herbalife, you have to make a bit of a mindset change...

I always wanted to be able to help others, and I think deep down everyone feels like that - it just needs to be properly triggered in some way. My trigger was my amazing sponsors in the business - how passionate they were about the products and about the business opportunity. At first, I was their customer, and they really had my best interest at heart (and it wasn't just about the money!), and getting such good results with their help and guidance, it changed my whole outlook on life.

I was kind of a miserable chap to be honest - being overweight was one of the factors, and there were other factors too. But getting the results rebooted me, and got me into the mindset where I actually wanted to start helping others as well. I followed the advice of my sponsors to the tee, and that ultimately led me to qualify for what we call a Leadership Development Weekend in February of 2012. And boy oh boy, did that event change me! My mindset was shifted once again, and I actually started making an effort to do a little thing called Personal Development. As often as I can I try to listen to audio, or watch a video, or read a book in order to make myself a better person - to get my head in the right space, which in turn will help me be more positive, and ultimately attract positive people to me.

In the last few weeks I've been running a new body transformation challenge, and already we've had a tremendous response, and some great results! And these results are all thanks to my mind being at the right place. I am ready to help my customers and my team members be the best they can be, and it sure is awesome!

As for your personal development - whether you're in multi-level marketing or not, take time out of every day to focus on your own personal development. Even if it's just 20 minutes - read a book, listen to a inspirational story or watch a video on Youtube! I promise you you won't regret it!

"Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job, you can make a living. If you work hard on yourself you can make a fortune." - Jim Rohn

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Why using BMI on its own isn't the best idea

BMI - Body Mass Index - this is a number which is based on your height in relation to your weight. It is a fundamentally flawed method for determining if you're overweight or not. See this illustration below:

In this example, both these people have the exact same Body Mass Index. But clearly one is much better off than the other. The thing is, muscle weighs more than fat. And fat takes up much more space than muscle.

Out of interest, here's the formula for working out your BMI - but please don't use it as your only way of determining your health level:

Firstly, make sure you have your height and weight in meters and kilograms. For example, let's say you weight 70kg and you're 1.65m tall - so, divide your weight by your height, which in this example gives us 42.42 - now, divide this number once again by your height, which is 25.7 - this is your BMI.

But, and I want to reemphasize this again - do NOT use BMI as your only means of measuring your physique. Muscle and fat are very different!

A better way to determine your body composition is by weighing yourself on a Tanita Body Composition monitor or something similar. Those usually give you individual readings for at least Body Fat Percentage and Muscle Mass.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Herbalife Formula 1 Shake - Quick, Easy, Yum and Nutritious

The Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal shake is such a great product, and it really takes the guesswork and effort out of preparing a healthy meal.

For under 220 calories, you'll be getting in 18 grams of protein, tons of vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates and fibre. It tastes amazing, is quick and easy to make, and the perfect meal for busy individuals!

Monday, 2 February 2015

Dr Richard Carmona, on Herbalife's Board

Dr Richard Carmona, who was the 17th US Surgeon General, is a proud member of Herbalife's Board of directors.

Check out this cool video where he talks about his passion for public health and the power of Herbalife.

Please take the time to watch the whole clip, you won't be sorry. Herbalife is an awesome company with amazing products. No wonder it attracts people like Dr Carmona!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Herbalife Shake Product of the Year in Russia

Herbalife was rewarded "Product of the Year" in the category of "Efficient Weight Management Nutrition" in a ceremony in Moscow, Russia.

I have personally been on the products every single day since September 2011. I have lost weight, and managed to keep it under control for the last 3 and a half years. During my wife's whole pregnancy, the only food she could consistently consume throughout the whole pregnancy was, yes, you guessed it, Herbalife. That's right, Herbalife is FOOD, the best food on the planet! It is perfectly balanced, has all the minerals, vitamins, fiber, protein, good fats and carbohydrates that you need in a single serving to form the perfect meal. Tons of nutrition, and low in calories.

I am passionate about what the company stands for - and that is to help others with the excellent, top quality products. And it sure is an awesome thing!

I want to wrap up this post with this awesome quote from the late Jim Rohn:

We get paid for bringing VALUE to the marketplace - you don't have to work on the marketplace, you only have to work on YOURSELF to become more valuable.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Herbalife sponsored athlete: Saina Nehwal for Badminton

Saina Nehwal, from India, is a Badminton player. And a pretty damn good one! She was the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics, and she is proudly sponsored by Herbalife. 

She is currently ranked 3 in the world, and her favourite Herbalife products are the Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake and the very awesome and very yum Protein Bars.

Friday, 30 January 2015

What powered by Herbalife means

You've probably heard the term "powered by Herbalife", but just to give you a nice indication of what that could possibly mean for you, have a look at Christiano Ronaldo. He is fully sponsored by Herbalife - and with Herbalife sponsorships work a bit different - to be sponsored by the company as an athlete means you have to be fully on board to be a brand ambassador, which includes actually using the products, and boy oh boy, can you see the difference it has made to this great star's career!

Bottom line, the products are awesome! That's why the number 1 soccer player in the world chose Herbalife!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Herbalife Weight Loss Testimonial

Herbalife, to me, is such a special business to be in - we get to help people get amazing results like the one below - we get to change people's lives! Pretty sweet if you ask me!

Monday, 12 January 2015

Something to be grateful for

In October last year, my son finally joined this world. That means he's currently just over 3 months old. It is usually around this time that the parents return to work, and sit with the conundrum of either getting a nanny or putting your baby into creche.

When I look at my boy, my heart totally breaks at the thought of leaving him with strangers for a full day, only to come back from work, spending maybe an hour or two with him, and then putting him to bed.

If you don't have children, what you just read above probably doesn't mean a lot, but if you do, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about!

I always hear about people saying that it's a privilege to be able to work around your children and be there as they grow up - and now I truly understand what they mean by that. Yes, I have started working again today, but I'm at home, and my boy is just in the other room having breakfast at the moment.

It's an enormously special thing to be able to not miss anything as your child grows up, and if it wasn't for Herbalife that crossed paths with me just over 3 years ago, and supplementing my freelance income, I would probably have been one of those parents who had to leave for some job every day and basically miss my boy's special moments.

I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to work from home, as does my wife - and one day our boy will be one of those kids who can say that his parents were there as he was growing up - this is awesome indeed!

Friday, 2 January 2015

Inspirational clip to start the new year with!

To every person who read this blog, I want to wish you an extremely happy 2015, full of nothing but love, happiness and success!

I can across this video clip, and it's a great message for people looking to make a change, it's only 3 minutes long - please have a look:

If you like what Darren Hardy has to say, and would like to make a turning point yourself, contact me on - I would love to be the one to help you make that happen!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Becoming a Herbalife Member is virtually risk free

Herbalife just keeps getting better and better, and they've recently introduced their Gold Standard Guarantees, and it really protects anyone interested in signing up as a member - either to get the amazing discount for their own use, or to actually go out and help others with the amazing products and business opportunity.

Here is the Gold Standard Guarantees the company now gives (taken from the Herbalife website):
  • There are no minimum purchases required and start-up costs are low.
  • There is a fully refundable, 90-day money back guarantee for the cost of the Herbalife Member Pack, if Membership is cancelled for any reason.
  • There is a 100% refund guarantee on product, purchased in the prior 12 months if Membership is cancelled for any reason.
  • There is no requirement to purchase any sales and business tools to start up or succeed in your Herbalife Membership.
  • We clearly define the benefit of each product and appropriate method of use directly on the product label – we want to make absolutely sure that the right products are taken the right way to achieve realistic results. We provide realistic expectations of the business opportunity and the effort required to succeed at all levels.
  • We provide clear, accurate, and timely disclosures to prospective Members regarding potential income.
And before continuing the sign up process, you must acknowledge that you understand all of the above.

It basically means there is almost no risk when you decide to join the Herbalife family!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Herbalife Skin - Outer Nutrition

Herbalife has just launched their amazing new skin care range, called Skin, in South Africa.

Herbalife already owns inner nutrition, and now it owns outer nutrition as well. This product range means business for anyone (guys included!) who is serious about skin care! There are 11 amazing products in the range:

  • Soothing Aloe Cleanser (for normal to dry skin)
  • Polishing Citrus Cleanser (for normal to oily skin)
  • Energising Herbal Toner
  • Purifying Mint Clay Mask
  • Instant Reveal Berry Scrub
  • Line Minimising Serum
  • Firming Eye Gel
  • Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Daily Glow Moisturiser
  • Replenishing Night Cream
  • SPF30 Protective Moisturiser
My wife and I have been using it for a week and a half now, and wow, what a difference! I had a chicken pox scar on my cheek since I was 10 years old, and all of a sudden, I noticed it was much less visible. I didn't even mind the scar, and now it's almost gone! Didn't expect that to happen at all!

Natalie is also in love with the products, and this is what we'll be using from now on for life!

Here's what we ordered for ourselves:

Soothing Aloe Cleanser - we both have normal to dry skin (they say if you have patches of dry skin that flakes on your face, then you should use the Soothing Aloe Cleanser - otherwise, for oily skin, get the Polishing Citrus Cleanser!)

Energising Herbal Toner - a great and refreshing product to squirt on your face after cleansing, to gently condition your skin.

Purifying Mint Clay Mask - I'm a guy, and it wasn't my idea of fun to have a mask on, but boy oh boy, I tried this once and now I'm hooked! We are now doing a Mint Clay Mask once a week, and it feels amazingly cool on your skin, and afterwards you feel amazing! Oh, what is that I hear you say? You want proof that we used it? Here you go:

Yes I know I missed a spot on my nose, it was my first time ok! Awesome stuff indeed!

Instant Reveal Berry Scrub - we wash our faces with this once a week, and I have to keep myself from eating it every time - it smells that good! Divine smelling scrub with berry seeds for a nice exfoliating cleanse.

Line Minimising Serum - the name says it all, we use this daily and have seen a noticeable decrease in fine lines on our faces. AWESOME!

Hydrating Eye Cream - the skin around our eyes do not have as many sweat and oil glands, which tends to make the area much more susceptible to dehydration - this solves that problem indeed!

Replenishing Night Cream - we need skin care while we sleep as well, and this is a great long term hydration product, helping you to awaken with softer and smoother skin.

SPF30 Protective Moisturiser - after applying the toner, you need to moisturise of course - this is a great product, especially for people who's going to be out in the sun.

A very cool feature of the products is their containers are very generous in size - I suspect the products will last very long indeed - what also makes it great is the airless pump technology it uses - not only does it squirt out the perfect amount, but it also prevents air from entering the container, protecting the contents from too much exposure to air.