Reaching Diamond with Persistence and Faith

In November of 2018, Dr. John and Annette Jackson became the newest Diamond Consultants. They have been with Nikken for 18 years and it took “15 short years” to go from Platinum to Diamond. They tell the story of their Nikken journey with enthusiasm and unwavering faith.

“Since day one the goal was to reach Diamond. Why? We wanted to prove that anyone can be successful with Nikken. We were so grateful to Nikken for transforming our lives with the Active Wellness lifestyle that our focus was laser-sharp on sharing the products and opportunity. We worked with the conviction that failure was absolutely never an option.

“When strong leaders started appearing on our team, we could see their actions and goals. We then knew that reaching Diamond was only a matter of time. We increased our activities and rode the momentum. We chose November as the month to advance to Diamond and made many more contacts to ensure we would meet the requirements. By the end of the month, we celebrated with three new Platinum Consultants, one Gold Consultant and five new Silver Consultants. It was truly collaborative teamwork.”

For the Jacksons, consistency, persistence and faith throughout the years proved to be key in their leadership quest for Diamond. Their daily activities have largely remained the same and include prayer, making phone calls, following up with contacts, and constantly looking for prospects while being prepared to share Nikken anywhere.

“We changed our business-building methods about three years ago when Nikken shifted the emphasis to retailing. We love this approach because we believe it is beneficial for Nikken globally. We remain in constant communication with our team members in both North and Latin America by providing pertinent information and counseling, answering questions, conducting ABCs and always being available.”

Steadfast in their business-building approach, the Jacksons have now set their goals even higher. “We will continue with our same routine. We have never swayed in our passion and belief in Nikken products, our company and the necessity of sharing. With effort and prayer, we intend to reach the rank of Royal Diamond much faster than it took us to become Diamond Consultants!”

Congratulations to Dr. John and Annette Jackson from all of us at Nikken!

Setting Your Sights On Silver

When you are a Nikken Consultant, you earn money in many ways: two are by retailing Active Wellness products and by advancing rank and qualifying for a leadership bonus. As you rise in rank, your earning potential increases. Over the years, Nikken has occasionally modified the Compensation Plan to help Consultants achieve their potential. Another way for Consultants to improve is to be mentored. Royal Ambassadors Dennis and Ruth Williams have mentored thousands in nearly 27 years with Nikken. Recently Dennis created an analogy to show how reaching for Silver at Nikken is so much simpler now than in past years.

Here’s the difference:

  • In the past, qualifying for the rank of Silver entailed achieving 20,000 PGPV (Personal Group Point Volume) in a single month. Another requirement was to have at least three frontline Senior Consultants in the qualifying month. As you can see from the graphic analogy, “making a basket” is not easy.

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  • Now Silver rank advancement qualifications are substantially simpler. In up to three consecutive months, accumulate 6,000 PGPV, achieve 100 PPV (Personal Point Volume) each month of the qualification period. Then in the qualifying month, achieve at least 1,000 OPV (organizational point volume) outside of your primary leg, and at least 500 of this OPV requirement must be outside of your primary and secondary legs. “Making a basket” in the current scenario is much more achievable than in the past.

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When Royal Ambassadors Dennis and Ruth Williams share valuable experiences and knowledge, it pays to listen and follow through with your monthly business-building activities. Set your sights on the first leadership level at Nikken, Silver: You can do it!

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Paragons Retail, Sponsor and Duplicate

A “paragon” is defined as a model of excellence or perfection. The most successful Nikken Consultants live up to being paragons. To help Nikken Consultants advance and increase earnings, the Paragon Award was developed to motivate Consultants to sponsor new people and retail products, the two tried and true ways to advance in ranking and earn more income. Historically, the more effort Consultants exert, the faster they earn and the higher they progress in rank.

The Paragon Award is designed to help Nikken Consultants at the Silver and lower ranks advance to Gold. However, a Consultant at any level can achieve the Paragon Award by meeting the qualifications. To qualify, a Consultant needs to develop three or more new frontline Silver (or above) Consultants within a period of three consecutive months. In addition, awardees need to achieve a minimum of 18,000 Personal Group Point Volume. The prize is a choice of $1,000 US or a 60 inch 4K flat screen TV.

17760203_1306168902802498_4060209616865231453_nPlatinum Consultant Leo LeMay of the province of Quebec in Canada, achieved the Paragon Award and may soon go for another. He chose the $1,000 cash instead of the 60 inch flat screen TV because “when you go for the Paragon Award, you don’t have time to watch TV!”

For anyone taking on this extremely fruitful challenge, Leo gives some personal advice on how to succeed. He says, “I decided not just to try for the Paragon Award but to truly commit to attaining it. I believe in focusing on the decision to succeed and backing it up by taking consistent action every single day.

“Taking action means contacting new prospects, doing the ABC presentations* and coaching people by phone when possible. I committed to making five to seven new contacts each week as well as doing at least one and sometimes two or three presentations each week. These presentations were either an ABC* or a personal one-on-one meeting. By consistently doing these things, I was able to increase volume to meet the qualifications. I also did a lot of coaching by phone.

“To achieve the sponsorship requirements, I asked each of my first-level Consultants who were not yet at the rank of Silver whether they were ready to go for Silver. Réal Houle was the one who was committed, and I continued sponsoring to find two more. Whenever I sponsor new Consultants, I ask them if they are willing to commit to working towards Silver in three months or less. I also ask if they’ll commit to going for the Entrepreneurs Club at the same time. I’m happy to say that after all our hard work, my new frontline people are now independent and know how to retail and sponsor their own new Consultants.”

Congratulations to Leo LeMay for sharing Active Wellness and being a Nikken Paragon!

*In an A-B-C demonstration, Consultant “B” and an experienced Consultant “A” deliver a Nikken product presentation/demonstration to “C”, who is a prospect of “B.”

Les Parangons font des ventes au détail, parrainent et dupliquent

Un « Parangon » est défini comme un modèle d’excellence, de perfection. Les Consultants Nikken les plus talentueux vivent pour être des modèles. Pour aider les Consultants Nikken à avancer et augmenter leurs gains, la récompense Parangon a été créée pour amener les consultants à parrainer de nouveaux arrivants et faire la vente de produits au détail ; ces deux façons de procéder ont fait leur preuve dans l’avancement au rang supérieur et dans l’augmentation des gains. Historiquement, plus les Consultants s’investissent davantage et plus rapidement leurs gains augmentent et plus vite ils atteignent les rangs supérieurs.

La récompense Parangon est faite pour propulser les Consultants de niveau Argent vers le rang Or ou même plus. Cependant, un Consultant de n’importe quel rang peut obtenir la récompense Parangon en répondant aux conditions d’éligibilité. Pour se qualifier, un Consultant doit impérativement faire évoluer trois nouveaux Consultants, ou plus, au rang Argent (ou plus haut) dans une période de trois mois consécutifs. De plus, les lauréats doivent atteindre un minimum de 18 000 points de volume de groupe personnel. Le prix est au choix, soit une somme de 1000 US$ ou un écran plat 4K de 60 pouces.

17760203_1306168902802498_4060209616865231453_nLe Consultant Platine Leo Lemay, originaire du Québec au Canada, a reçu la récompense Parangon et devrait bientôt en recevoir une autre. Il a choisi le cash de 1000 US$ à la place de l’écran plat ! Pourquoi ? Voilà ce qu’il dit « quand vous obtenez la récompense Parangon, vous n’avez pas le temps de regarder la télévision ! »

A quiconque veut prendre exemple sur ce challenge superbement réussi, Léo donne des conseils de son expérience personnelle sur la façon de réussir. Il déclare « j’ai décidé non pas d’essayer seulement de gagner cette récompense, mais de m’engager à fond pour l’obtenir. Je pense qu’en m’engageant dans cette décision et en m’y tenant, j’ai pris chaque jour des décisions, j’ai dû agir de façon cohérente et ne jamais me relâcher. »

« Agir signifie contacter des nouveaux prospects, faire des présentations ABC*, parrainer des personnes par téléphone quand c’est possible. Je me suis engagé à obtenir de cinq jusqu’à sept nouveaux contacts toutes les semaines et aussi à procéder à deux ou trois présentations par semaine. Ces présentations se faisaient soit sur le modèle A-B-C soit sur des réunions personnelles en tête à tête. En faisant ces choses de façon cohérente, j’ai été capable d’augmenter mon volume d’affaires et ainsi me qualifier. J’ai fait aussi beaucoup de coaching par téléphone.

Pour atteindre les conditions de qualification, j’ai demandé à chacun de mes Consultants de premier niveau, qui n’avaient pas encore atteint le Rang Argent s’ils étaient prêts pour le rang Argent. Réal Houle était celui qui était engagé mais j’ai continué à parrainer pour en trouver deux autres. Quels que soient les Consultants que je sponsorise, je leur demande s’ils sont d’accord pour s’engager à travailler pour l’obtention du rang Argent et ce dans les trois mois ou moins. Je leur pose en même temps la question sur leur volonté à aller vers le Club des Entrepreneurs. Je suis content de pouvoir dire qu’après tout ce dur travail, ces nouvelles personnes de première ligne sont indépendantes et savent comment parrainer leurs nouveaux Consultants et faire des ventes au détail. »

Toutes nos félicitations à Leo Lemay pour son action dans la diffusion du « Bien Être actif » et sur son statut de lauréat Nikken avec la récompense Parangon !

*Dans une présentation A-B-C, le Consultant « B » et un Consultant « A » aguerri font une présentation des produits ou démonstration à « C », qui est un client potentiel de « B ».

A Young Champion and his Nikken Products

Jack Turner is a young British athlete who has won an impressive number of awards. Jack became the English Schools under-17 2017 Octathlon champion when he won Gold in Boston, UK. He went on to represent England at the Schools International Athletics Board (SIAB) Home Internationals in Glasgow, Scotland where he won Silver for the indoor Pentathlon.

This year Jack won the under-18 British Standards decathlon competition, exceeding the European entry standard. This led to him being selected to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Hungary, where he set a new British record. A few months later he went on to compete in his first under-20 Decathlon and achieved the gold medal and another national title. At the end of the 2018 outdoor season Jack is ranked 6th in Europe, 6th in the world for under-18 Decathlon and 4th in the UK for under-20s Decathlon. He’s aiming high for the championships next year!

A big fan of Nikken products, Jack uses them before, during and after competitions. He explains, “I found the KenkoTherm® Knee Wrap really supportive, especially since I hyperextended my knee last year long jumping. Wearing it helps me both physically and mentally. The tight yet comfortable fit meant that for a long period of time I could compete with it on.

“I found myself using the Kenko MagDuo® a lot. In preparation for the European Championships, I would use it on small muscles and joints for some release. I used the KenkoTouch® on my inflamed tendon, that I picked up during a decathlon, days before another competition. I used it at night just before I went to bed and felt that it really helped me to perform well the following day.

“I have a PiMag Waterfall® at home, so to be able to carry around PiMag filtered water in the PiMag® Sport Bottle when I compete was reassuring, especially when competing abroad.”

The young champion is clearly adhering to tried and true Active Wellness practices.

  • He keeps hydrated and drinks PiMag® alkaline water.
  • He keeps his muscles and tendons warm and supported with form fitting KenkoTherm wraps.
  • He takes advantage of patented DynaFlux® magnetic technology to massage himself with the handheld KenkoTouch® and the Kenko MagDuo®.

We look forward to hearing more about Jack Turner’s brilliant athletic accomplishments over the coming years!

Japanese Takeaways

Recently the 2017 Nikken Team Kaizen members were rewarded for qualifying as Active Wellness entrepreneurs with a luxury trip to Japan. Here is what Jon and Nicki Edgell, Platinum Consultants from the UK, wrote about their memorable experience.

“In addition to the regular compensation plan Nikken offers extra incentives to consultants. One of these has just seen us take part in an all expenses paid Team Kaizen trip to Japan, the original home of Nikken.

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“Although Nikken Inc. now has its HQ in the US the company aims to visit Japan every few years in order to honour its formation and to give consultants a chance to experience Japanese culture and the people’s philosophy of service. This was certainly the case where we were constantly humbled by the people’s helpfulness and politeness everywhere we went. At each hotel on the tour lines of staff would stand and bow. If we stopped for a moment and looked confusingly at a metro map a young student with perfect English would offer help. Tokyo is preparing for the Olympics in 2020 and the people’s friendliness and the efficiency of their transport systems will ensure a successful event.

“This trip, as well as various other annual events, is also a chance to reconnect with old colleagues and meet new friends, to revive one’s purpose, to get inspired and set intentions for the year ahead. To be surrounded by so many positive and successful partners serves to propel you on to the next level of your Nikken journey. Big decisions are made at these big events.

“The trip was primarily a holiday and a reward for good work but there are inevitably chances to talk business and share best practices. By forging lasting relationships with international colleagues chances for collaboration and sharing business arise.

“The network marketing model is one of collaborative entrepreneurship. Although we all have our own teams, by sharing information about what works well the global Nikken family is able to “grow the overall size of the pie”. In practice this translates, for example, to a colleague in Canada passing an enquiry from a UK resident to us or a Mexican business leader appearing on one of our webinars to pass on knowledge and inspiration to my team.

“Another takeaway from the trip was the number of different ways one can be successful at the Nikken business – for instance through online retail or through building a network, or a combination of both. The Nikken business leaders are drawn from all sorts of different characters – it is certainly not the case that you have to be an outgoing extrovert in the stereotypical salesman mold.

“Thank you Nikken for the trip of a lifetime!”

You Can Do It!

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. This is the first in a series of profiles of the 2018 Team Kaizen members in 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. Fulfilling these qualifications required unwavering motivation. Here’s how Kimball Sargent and Geoff Avery-Foy stayed motivated, in Kimball’s own words:

“First, we 100% committed to building this business and making it our primary income.  The other was our burning desire to go to Japan. When we joined Nikken, the company had made a trip to Japan the year before and we were told there would be no more trips there. We were very sad about that. When we heard in January of 2017 that there was going to be a trip there, we decided failure was not an option.

“Every day my husband Geoff and I made at least five contacts or follow-ups. I am the person who is usually talking and meeting new people and he works hard on follow-up and providing support to our team. Regularly meeting new people and sharing the business as well as the products was essential.

“We needed a funnel of new people to introduce to the products and the business. I am a member of a BNI (business network international) group and another networking group. I attended these groups weekly and they provided me with new referrals on a weekly basis. This was crucial for us in bringing new people on the team.

“Working with our team members regularly was another key to our success. We spent the most time with the teammates who committed to going Silver and putting new people in front of us. The team is everything in this business and we are very grateful to everyone on our team who worked so hard and helped us achieve Team Kaizen.”

Already looking forward to qualifying for Team Kaizen 2019, Kimball says, “Geoff and I, along with our team, have decided that we are going to have a huge representation on Team Kaizen 2019. In 2005, I traveled to Italy to speak at a conference and my husband couldn’t afford to go. So I want to see Italy with him and we want to work with our teammates and earn the ultimate honor of being a part of Team Kaizen. The trip is amazing and maybe even better is getting to work with the other Kaizen members and the Nikken Leadership Team to promote the best networking company in the world. Reaching Team Kaizen 2018 let us know that we can achieve any goal that we set our minds to with Nikken, if we work consistently, have fun and don’t give up. The sky is the limit.”

Do you want to qualify for Team Kaizen? Here’s Kimball and Geoff’s 10-step plan to follow:

  1. Set your goal and your intention.
  2. Decide that failure is not an option.
  3. Create a visual that you will see daily that you have achieved the goal.
  4. Write your goal daily as if you have already achieved it, every morning first thing and every night before bed.
  5. Create a daily plan for contacting and following up with your new friends and your business partners and customers.
  6. Have regular events in your area.
  7. Attend the big events and bring your team members.
  8. Reach out to your sponsor and other successful Nikken Consultants for mentoring.
  9. Work with everyone on your team as if they were first level to you as long as they are working as hard as you do.
  10. Have fun, don’t give up and keep working until the goal is achieved.

Kimball says, “You can do this. You Can Do It!”

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