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 ».

Did You Know We’re Bioelectric and Need Grounding?

When we describe someone as “being grounded,” it means he or she is steadfast, centered and balanced. Grounded people are not “up in the air”; they are strong and focused, regardless of the chaos that may be around them. Their feet are planted on terra firma.

Being grounded is not just a metaphor. It’s a physical fact. Before civilization, homo sapiens actually lived on the ground: walking, sleeping and sitting all took place on the Earth itself with nothing in between—no furniture, no shoes. In other words, we were connected to the soil beneath our bare feet.

“Only recently has the knowledge and significance of this connection been explored and explained by scientific experts in geophysics, biophysics, electrical engineering, electrophysiology and medicine. From them, we are learning that the Earth’s electrical energy maintains the order of our own bodily frequencies. We all live and function electrically on an electrical planet. We are each of us a collection of dynamic electrical circuits in which trillions of cells constantly transmit and receive energy in the course of their programmed biochemical reactions. Your heart, brain, nervous system, muscles and immune system are prime examples of electrical subsystems operating within your bioelectrical body. The fact is, all of your movements, behaviors and actions are energized by electricity.”1

Most people are totally unaware of their bioelectrical nature or the energetic connection between their bodies and the earth’s surface. Many of us don’t even realize that we’re disconnected from Mother Nature. Our feet and the rest of our bodies rarely touch real ground. We keep insulated with layers of clothing, rubber soles, mattresses, any assortment of chairs and accessories.

Science informs us that the Earth’s electrons contain a natural, negative charge. Maintaining contact with the ground allows our bodies to naturally receive and become charged with these electrons. When we are “grounded,” we absorb these beneficial electrons that “reduce electrical imbalances in the body.”2 Since our bodies are composed of mostly water and minerals—just like the Earth—we are mutually electrically conductive.

Nikken created the KenkoGround™ to help us maintain our connection to the ground even when indoors. Devised to be plugged into a grounded outlet, the conductive fabric, when placed against our bare skin, duplicates the effect of direct contact with the Earth, our source of natural energies. Try the KenkoGround™ and you’ll see how Nikken has combined the best of science and nature to help us live our best Active Wellness lifestyle.

The KenkoGround™ is now included in the Energy Pack.

1 Ober, Clinton etal, Earthing, Basic Health Publications, Columbus, OH, 2014, p.8.

2 Ibid, p. 9.

Are You Grounded for Overall Well-Being?

Grounding is defined as “a process that helps your physical body to connect to life sustaining earth energies.”1 Feeling grounded is the opposite of being jittery, anxious and stressed out. Grounding is therefore an important aspect of Active Wellness. It is an effective way to help combat stress and pervasive EMFs, to help obtain regenerative sleep and to help maintain an overall equilibrium in daily life.*

The KenkoGround™ is a simple yet effective way to reconnect with Mother Nature. Direct contact with the ground (soil, grass, sand, ocean floor) gives our bodies natural energy, but what happens when we wear shoes all day or spend every minute indoors? The KenkoGround™ helps us make the connection to nature even when we’re working at the computer, sleeping in bed and while exercising or doing yoga.

What is the KenkoGround™? It’s an 18” x 36” feather light tripled layered fabric that is quilted together with silver ions. The 80% nylon and 20% silver fabric is conductive, and technology known as “vacuum sputtering” prolongs and strengthens the conductivity.

Silver is the best conductor of electricity because it contains a higher number of movable atoms; however, silver is more expensive than other materials and not normally used unless required for specialized equipment like satellites or circuit boards.2 At 20%, the KenkoGround™ has an unusually high amount of silver in the fabric, making it an outstanding creation.

Nikken ensures the high efficacy of the KenkoGround™ with exceptional materials, top quality construction and a water-resistant surface layer.

Super easy to use, all you need is a grounded outlet to plug into. You can place the KenkoGround™ under your bare feet, drape it over your shoulders or sleep on it. Direct contact is best, but even a small area of skin is enough for grounding.

Here is some feedback from our test group: “better sleep with no tossing and turning,” “more energy in the morning when it was hard to rise before,” “warmth in my usually cold feet,” “tingling sensation in my toes that go numb,” “feeling less jittery even when I have a lot of caffeine,” “calmness” and many other positive responses.

*For detailed information click here.

Pre-order the KenkoGround™ now for November shipment. And, for three days only, October 23, 24 and 25, place a stand-alone order by phone for the Wellness Home Energy Pack and receive free ground shipping within the 48 contiguous states and Canada. The KenkoGround™ is now included in the Energy Pack and it will be shipped in November.

1 https://www.thoughtco.com/grounding-energy-1730057 

2 https://sciencing.com/metals-make-good-conductors-electricity-8115694.html

Add Delicious Polyphenols into Your Diet and Reap the Benefits

There are more than 500 unique polyphenols. 1 Polyphenols are a category of chemicals that naturally occur in plants. Known as micronutrients, the polyphenols that we get through certain plant-based foods are packed with antioxidants and potential health benefits. Nutritionists believe that polyphenols can improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases.2

Factors that influence the activity of polyphenols in the body include metabolism, intestinal absorption, and the bioavailability of the polyphenol. Although some foods may have higher polyphenol levels than others, this does not necessarily mean that they are absorbed and used at higher rates.3 For example, polyphenols found in actual foods are often more readily absorbed than those encapsulated in supplements.

Different categories of food contain various amounts of polyphenols. Here are some of the more easily accessible sources by food group, with berries having a notably high concentration of polyphenols:

Berries: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, elderberries, blackberries, cranberries

Other fruit: oranges, apples, grapes, peaches, grapefruit, cherries, black currants, plums, apricots

Vegetables: onions, shallots, spinach, potatoes, black and green olives, globe artichoke heads, broccoli, asparagus, carrots

Nuts: hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts, chestnuts

Seeds: flaxseeds, sesame seeds

Legumes: Soybeans, black beans, white beans

Beverages: Coffee, green tea, black tea, red wine

Fats: dark chocolate, virgin olive oil, sesame seed oil

One of the easiest ways to incorporate polyphenols into the diet is to eat a Mediterranean diet. It emphasizes fruits and vegetables, includes ample amounts of olives, nuts and seeds, adds seafood and lean meat, and goes easy on starchy carbs.

Two Active Wellness formulations make it easy to insert antioxidant polyphenols into your daily regiment:

  • Kenzen Super Ciaga® is an organic superfruit juice concentrate that is not only delicious straight from a shot glass, but also serves as a great mixer with seltzer water to help you kick the soda habit. The numerous high-polyphenol organic berries in the formula are each harvested at the peak of their growth cycle for potency and natural sweetness.
  • Kenzen Ten4® Energy Drink Mix contains organic matcha green tea, the most concentrated form of green tea. It’s another way to add antioxidant polyphenols into your daily regimen, and it’s versatile enough to be enjoyed hot or cold.

As you enjoy these delicious drinks, they’ll be busy helping your body cope with the onslaught of free radicals.

For three days only, October 16, 17 and 18, place a single order by phone with both the 2-pack Kenzen Super Ciaga® and Kenzen Ten4® Energy Drink Mix, and you’ll receive a yellow Kenko PowerBand® necklace as our gift to you!

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1, 3 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319728.php

2 https://www.healthline.com/health/polyphenols-foods

The Healthy Mind Pillar

Benjamin Franklin is attributed with saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He originally was addressing fire safety, but today his axiom generally refers to health. In other words, it’s easier to prevent a health hazard than to repair damage that is already done.

October 10, 2018 is World Mental Health Day, and Ben Franklin’s words of wisdom come to mind. In order to prevent mental illness, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms, then take immediate action to alleviate or prevent further distress.

Mental illness often begins in childhood or adolescence and goes unrecognized. The earlier treatment is begun, the more effective it can be to prevent the mental disorder from progressing into adulthood. Here are some warning signs that a child or teen might need help, as delineated by the National Institute of Mental Health1:

  • Often feels anxious or worried
  • Has very frequent tantrums or is intensely irritable much of the time
  • Has frequent stomachaches or headaches with no physical explanation
  • Is in constant motion, can’t sit quietly for any length of time
  • Has trouble sleeping, including frequent nightmares
  • Loses interest in things he or she used to enjoy
  • Avoids spending time with friends
  • Has trouble doing well in school, or grades decline
  • Fears gaining weight; exercises, diets obsessively
  • Has low or no energy
  • Has spells of intense, inexhaustible activity
  • Harms herself/himself, such as cutting or burning her/his skin
  • Engages in risky, destructive behavior
  • Harms self or others
  • Smokes, drinks, or uses drugs
  • Has thoughts of suicide
  • Thinks his or her mind is controlled or out of control, hears voices

Although the list of symptoms is similar for adults, here are some other signs to watch out for in particular, as noted by the Mayo Clinic2:

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
  • Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  • Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Sex drive changes
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence

Nikken nutritional supplements are of particular importance in supporting Active Wellness. There are two that specifically address the Healthy Mind Pillar.

  • Kenzen® Clarity is formulated with a fermented blend of 100% organic ingredients to help us stay focused and mentally sharp. Fermentation increases the levels of macro- and micro-nutrients while breaking down food that is difficult for the body to process.
  • Since the connection between brain function and gut health is critical for optimum results, Kenzen Lactoferrin™ 2.0 contains four organic ingredients that specifically support the G.I. tract as well as promoting brain health.

1 https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/index.shtml

2 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/symptoms-causes/syc-20374968

 

 

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!