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Virtually everyone likes “cool and unique-looking” jewelry. But at Nikken, jewelry is never just about appearances. It’s about function, too. According to the BBC, the “global sale of therapeutic magnets is estimated to be at least $1 billion a year.” At Nikken, we appeal to both those who simply want attractive jewelry and those who want to improve how they feel.
Everyone reacts individually to different modalities. What works for one doesn’t apply to all. I can only tell you my personal experience with magnetic jewelry, and that applies specifically to the Kenko PowerBand®. I’ve worn the PowerBand necklace since Nikken first launched it in October 2010. Because I commute to work, I have chronic neck and shoulder pains from gripping the steering wheel and dodging drivers who appear to want my early demise. I don’t really care how or why the PowerBand works; all I know is that my neck and shoulders feel a lot more relaxed when I’m wearing it. I don’t overthink things; since it works, I keep wearing it.
Sharing with loved ones is the most natural behavior in the world, so I put the Kenko PowerBand around my husband’s neck and wrist. He’s one of those men who doesn’t wear any jewelry, but since 2010, he puts on his necklace and wristbands himself, without being prodded. I also put the PowerBand necklace around my then 11-year-old Chow/Labradors who proceeded to live to be 15 and nearly 17. (That’s really old for 65-pound dogs, for those who don’t know about canine lifespans.) They were headstrong boys who generally didn’t put up with anything on them for more than a few minutes but during all those years, they never tried to remove their PowerBands.
This is a roundabout introduction to our newest magnetic jewelry, the Kenko Heart Set. Pre-launched last weekend at the Active Wellness Preview hosted by Royal Ambassador Dave Johnson and Gold Consultant Mee-Jin Chong, the Kenko Heart Set is composed of a pendant and a pair of gold-tone earrings. The pendant is engineered with 800-gauss neodymium magnets and the earrings with 600-gauss. Because they’re made to Nikken specifications, they’re hypoallergenic, 316L stainless steel for durability, non-corrosive and nickel-free.
Those of you who already own the Kenko Perfect Link® II will find that the Kenko Heart pendant fits on it perfectly. The pendant is gold plated on one side and stainless steel-colored on the other, so you get a duo-tone piece with an etching of the Nikken logo. The earrings are gold plated and small enough to wear with multiple piercings.
When you wear the Kenko Heart Set, you’re really displaying your Nikken Heart. The Kenko Heart Set makes a wonderful gift and statement. It’s a gift from the heart and may well improve how you feel. Don’t overthink it. Just show people you care. As we approach the holiday season, make it easy on yourself and purchase ahead for the mothers, aunts, nieces and other deserving folks in your life.
Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning “continuous improvement through positive change.” Recipients of the Team Kaizen award have the opportunity to experience an extraordinary leadership position within Nikken. 2018 Team Kaizen members had to create at least one Quality Enrollment every month of 2017 and develop four or more new frontline Silvers last year. Even though he qualified for Team Kaizen 2018, Royal Diamond Michael (Mike) DiMuccio continues to lead and sponsor new Consultants as he approaches 27 years with Nikken. Why? He set a goal to be a part of Team Kaizen 2019.
Explaining why he was so intent on qualifying for Team Kaizen, Mike says, “I wanted to prove to the Nikken Family, especially those following me, that even though I am at the Royal Diamond rank, often associated with ‘resting on our laurels’, that it could be done. The point was for me to remove all excuses and legitimate reasons for not getting it done. It was the consequence of making a decision.
“Enlist the support and direct involvement of your active upline and create a daily to-do list and calendar of events. Tell people why you are doing what you are doing with Nikken and invite them to help you do it – directly, or indirectly. Create Silvers. No one becomes Silver just because. It almost always requires a focused effort on the part of the Consultant and their sponsor. I asked newly sponsored Consultants to join me in the effort to achieve a Paragon Award and Team Kaizen.
“The majority of volume that we generated was from retail sales, which is a big plus in the new compensation plan. Of course, building a team is of a higher priority, but doesn’t hold back the potential for a Consultant to achieve Silver mainly on his or her own steam. Contact with my running mates, ABC meetings and calls were top on the list for daily activities. Asking for ‘help’ and referrals became the means to reaching into other people’s warm market.
“Everyone loves a deal, so extending product incentives to my Consultant’s prospects became a way to encourage immediate action—for instance, offering a pillow for a Sleep System, or a Sport Bottle for a Waterfall. Now with our Wellness Home Packs, we have a built-in incentive!”
On his way to becoming a 2019 Team Kaizen member, Mike says, “Setting a goal and achieving it is one of the most empowering feelings in the world. I’m staying on top of my 3000 PGV monthly, mainly with the same strategy as before. I personally am also taking advantage of the new Wellness Packs to have products to loan to prospects and to promote the built-in incentives.”
In summary, here are the five main actions required with the DiMuccio strategy to reach Team Kaizen:
- Make the decision to succeed.
- Ask your active upline for help and support.
- Create a daily to-do list and calendar of events.
- Sponsor new Consultants and create new Silvers to build a team.
- Generate retail sales to increase volume. Maintain 3000 PGV monthly.
Mike is hosting the following Active Wellness Previews, leading up to the Human Beings More Summit he and fellow Royal Diamond Bo Tanas are orchestrating in Toronto next month:
September 19 (7:30 to 9:00 pm) Edward Village North York, 185 Yorkland Blvd, Toronto, ON M2J 4R2
September 20 (7:30 to 9:00 pm) Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport, 2379 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1A3
How much exercise is the right amount to maintain optimum health? We can generalize and offer guidelines but only you personally can determine how much and how often. By the same token, how we recover from working out is also a personal choice.
There are two basic ways to recover from strenuous workouts: passively or actively. Passive recovery is resting completely and not exercising at all. Active recovery involves mild exercise; in other words, moving in a way that doesn’t stress the body or challenge those already-tired muscles. Active recovery focuses on completing a workout at a low intensity, but just high enough that it gets the blood moving and helps reduce residual fatigue in the muscle.
Active recovery may have several distinct advantages. Some believe that staying active helps prime your body’s metabolic pathways of recovery, while the psychological benefits of active recovery are apparent for people who feel better when exercising daily—movement is known to be a mood enhancer. And, many people find it easier to adhere to their diets on workout days.1 In these ways, active recovery helps the body to rest without coming to a full stop, while taking care of any self-imposed guilt for not exercising at all.
Active recovery helps mobilize the joints, which need to move through their range of motion to be lubricated. It also gets the blood flowing through the muscles, which helps bring them nutrients to build new muscle as well as helping to carry away waste products. One of the best activities towards recovering is swimming. One study2 showed that a swimming based recovery session enhanced following day exercise performance, possibly due to the hydrostatic properties of water.
Since swimming is the primary workout for many, here are some other forms of active recovery:
- Massage. Research has proven that having a massage after exercise can speed up recovery time twice as fast as regular rest. This is due to the improved blood flow and nutrients to the body. When your bodily fluids are circulating readily, nutrients and oxygen are able to reach your muscles and other tissues. A post workout massage can unlock your muscles to help restore your original range of motion.3
- Walking. The amount and pace of walking you do on off days should be based on your current fitness level.
- Lighter Weight Lifting. Performing an exercise that made you particularly sore, but using a much lighter weight may be restorative. As a guide, use a weight at or below 30 percent of your usual weight, and perform one set shy of failure.4
- Restorative Yoga. There are many types of yoga, with some forms being extremely strenuous. Restorative yoga, on the other hand, is a tried-and-true recovery activity that not only increases flexibility, but also teaches proper breathing techniques and body control. Its mild flow also promotes circulation to help repair broken-down muscle tissues.5
To help you stay motivated and consistent on an Active Wellness lifestyle, here are some tips:
- Eat healthy carbs a couple of hours before strenuous activities to keep your body warm and energetic. This also helps prevent fatigue.
- Set exercise / weight goals and write them down.
- Reward yourself periodically as you achieve your goals, but not with food, so you don’t associate pleasure only with edible treats.
- Wear the KenkoTherm DUK Tape which may help your muscles and joints stay warm and supported.
- Massage your tired muscles with the KenkoTouch® a device designed to help promote relaxation and relief.
- Support your back during and after a workout with the KenkoTherm® Back Belt that can be worn alone but is designed with a back pocket that holds the Kenko MagFlex® in place.
From September 10 through September 14, buy a KenkoTouch, KenkoTherm Back Belt and Kenko MagFlex in one order and receive two rolls of KenkoTherm DUK Tape for free. Offer applies to stand-alone orders that are called in.
Have you seen the Fall Back to Basics incentive for the month of September? It’s designed to help Nikken Consultants earn money. If you’re a Nikken Consultant, you know that earning a Nikken income requires an Active Wellness lifestyle, sponsoring new people with the Nikken opportunity and producing personal and group sales volume. In September, the Fall Back to Basics incentive rewards sponsorship that produces Personal Point Volume (PPV) with Nikken Reward Points (NRPs). If you’re not a Nikken Consultant but sign up during September, you also can benefit from this incentive.
Currently active Nikken Consultants who produce a minimum of 100 PPV in September are eligible for the Fall Back to Basics incentive. By sponsoring a new Consultant who produces at least 500 PPV in September, current Consultants will earn Nikken Reward Points. The more PPV the newly sponsored Consultant produces during September, the more NRPs the sponsor earns. To top it off, when the new Consultant produces a minimum of 100 PPV and sponsors someone in September, he/she becomes eligible to participate to earn NRPs as well.
- If the new Consultant produces 500 to 999 PPV, the sponsor earns 75 NRP.
- If the new Consultant produces 1,000 to 1,999 PPV, the sponsor earns 150 NRP.
- If the new Consultant produces 2,000 to 2,999 PPV, the sponsor earns 250 NRP.
- If the new Consultant produces 3,000 or more PPV, the sponsor earns 350 NRP.
So what’s the big deal about Nikken Reward Points?
- Think of them as cash. When you purchase products with them and re-sell those products, you earn 100% profit. (Usually you earn 20% when you retail product.)
- Want to try new products? Use Nikken Reward Points and you won’t have depleted any extra money from your monthly budget.
- Want some products to use as demos or loaners? Nikken Reward Points fill the bill.
- Want to recognize your team members for their efforts with a gift of product? Nikken Reward Points come in handy to make that purchase.
- Want to create your own group contests? Use products purchased with NRPs as prizes for contest winners.
In a nutshell, NRPs help Nikken Consultants build and replenish their business.
Nikken Consultants can see complete details of the Fall Back to Basics incentive here.
Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning “continuous improvement through positive change.” Recipients of the Team Kaizen award exemplify the meaning of the word and have the opportunity to experience an extraordinary leadership position within Nikken.
In their pursuit of Active Wellness, 2018 Team Kaizen members had to create at least one Quality Enrollment every month of 2017 and develop four or more new frontline Silvers last year. One person who achieved this milestone was Sherri Danzig. As a Team Kaizen member, earlier this year she was treated to a trip of a lifetime to Japan. Here’s what she says about her plans to achieve Team Kaizen again in 2019:
“To qualify for Team Kaizen, you have to do one thing. You have to make a committed decision to accomplish the goal, no matter what conspires to get in your way. Beyond that, it’s helpful to have a mentor, an accountability partner, a mastermind team or even all three—to help you develop a plan, to work your plan and to revise your plan as you go along your journey. Beyond doing the work, you must nurture your belief and vision by staying plugged into company and field events. Most importantly, you must believe in the big version of yourself, what I call the Big Stick Figure (BSF), the version of yourself that believes everything you know is possible!
“I am currently working with three partners who each wish to qualify for Team Kaizen. Two of them are at the rank of Silver, working towards Platinum, and one is brand new. I also plan to support six new Consultants to break Silver this year. Together we’ll expand our online marketing success. I read affirmations multiple times daily and am making plans with family to meet me in Italy at the conclusion of our Team Kaizen trip to continue traveling!
“I am honored to represent Nikken as a member of Team Kaizen. I’m honestly proud of myself for keeping to my commitment and working through some tough self-imposed barriers. I feel empowered to keep growing as a business leader and to stay on a personal development path that is unending. My desire is to step up and stop hiding, to be recognized and embrace being a leader. With that, I will strive to have a bigger voice to make a bigger impact!”
Here is Sherri’s three-step plan for herself and anyone else who wants to be on Team Kaizen:
- Step up recruiting activities. Set specific weekly goals for number of new contacts and 1-on-1 appointments.
- Begin tracking progress on a large chart. Start with the finish and work backward.
- Visualize success. Write and say out loud the goal of being on Team Kaizen every day. Set a calendar event on repeat to remind yourself to smile and visualize your goal multiple times every day!
Energy is defined as the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. In other words, energy is integral to what sustains us and gives us vitality. Everyone needs energy but many of us lack it.
Every time something gets warm, cools down, moves, grows, makes a sound or changes in any way, it uses energy. Science classifies energy into two categories –kinetic (moving) and potential (stored) energy.1 For example, the food a person eats contains chemical energy, and a person’s body stores this energy until he or she uses it as kinetic energy during work or play.2
Energy can change between potential and kinetic. Water at the top of a waterfall has stored potential energy but as the water begins to fall, it changes from potential to kinetic energy. When we create energy from hydropower, we harness the kinetic energy of the water for our own use. 1 Radiant energy is another type of kinetic energy that includes visible light, X-rays, electromagnetic energy and radio waves.
Nikken helps you boost your kinetic energy with advanced magnetic and ceramic reflective fiber technologies. The Energy Pack is composed of Kenko (Japanese for “health”) and KenkoTherm products that incorporate these technologies. The Energy Pack is essential to an Active Wellness lifestyle and is designed to support your maximum mobility and overall physical well-being.
The Energy Pack should appeal to people in all stages of activity: from the college athlete to the weekend warrior, from people who work on their feet all day to the recovering couch potato. Whether you’re a performance-driven competitor or simply need to help soothe muscular and joint discomfort, the Energy Pack contains just the right product sampling to keep you on the Active Wellness path.
Our Wellness Home Packs are the perfect way to sponsor new Nikken Consultants and are priced at 10% below our everyday low prices!
Don’t forget: Anyone who succeeded at the Summer Dash 500 is qualified to receive free shipping to the 48 contiguous states and Canada on the Energy Pack and any other Wellness Home Pack throughout the month of August, so this is the last week to take advantage of this great way to save. Stay tuned for what September has to offer!
Virtually everyone knows someone who is a chronic insomniac or suffers from erratic sleep patterns. Needing adequate sleep to function well is a known fact but the reality is that most adults and many children suffer from sleep deprivation. Insomnia can cause an average of 11.3 missed workdays and $2,280 in lost productivity per employee per year.1
Some people are so used to not getting enough sleep that they no longer pay attention to the risks of sleep deficiency. In fact, they may not realize that they’re sleep-deficient. Even with limited or poor-quality sleep, they may still think that they can function well. For example, drowsy drivers may feel capable of driving. Yet, studies show that sleep deficiency harms your driving ability as much as, or more than, being drunk. It’s estimated that driver sleepiness is a factor in about 100,000 car accidents each year, resulting in about 1,500 deaths.2
Drivers aren’t the only ones affected by sleep deficiency. It can affect people in all lines of work or study, including doctors, pilots, lawyers, mechanics and students. To add insult to injury, poor sleep can actually slow down metabolism, affecting weight gain and insulin levels.
Studies show that a good night’s sleep improves learning and problem-solving skills by helping you pay attention, make decisions and be creative. Studies also show that sleep deficiency alters activity in some parts of the brain that control emotions and behavior. Sleep deficiency has been linked to depression, suicide and risk-taking behavior.3
Aside from the self-discipline needed to adhere to regular bedtimes and to not succumb to sleeping in on non-work/non-school days, what you sleep on can make a huge difference in your pursuit of Active Wellness. Nikken touted the importance of sleep for years before it became a hot topic and continues to advocate for an advanced magnetic sleep experience. This month, the newly launched Wellness Home Sleep Pack helps you not only to sleep well and reap the health benefits but also to build a viable business when you share it, sell it and sponsor new people with it.
The Sleep Pack comes in a variety of sizes to fit your bed: Twin, Queen and King. You’ll be sleeping on patented DynaFlux® technology, and once you try it, you’ll want to stay with it forever. When you purchase any of the Sleep Packs, you save 10% off the price of purchasing each item separately.
Because the Wellness Home Packs come with such high PV (personal volume), they are ideal for promoting and selling to help you achieve monthly qualifications and rank advancement. For example, sponsoring one new Consultant with the Twin Dream Pack or selling one to a Customer, gives you 800 PV! Doing the same with a Queen Dream Pack gives you 1351 PV and with the King Dream Pack, 1545 PV. Click here for Sleep Pack details.
Discounted prices with high PV! You’re not dreaming — Nikken wants to help make your business-building dreams come true.
Special during our Pack launch month: Anyone who succeeded at the Summer Dash is qualified to receive free shipping to the 48 contiguous states and Canada on the Sleep Packs and any other Wellness Home Pack throughout the month of August.
1 Kessler etal. Sleep, September 1, 2011.