Sunshine Family News – January 10, 2012 – The Herbs Place

Sunshine Family News
January 10, 2012

Learn More About NSP’s New Line of Flower Essences

Let us preface this info with our belief that Christ has all the answers to emotional healing, which for us is the best way to go, but flower essences have been used for a long time to provide benefits to those who have no interest in spiritual things, for pets, and even to use on people who aren’t willing to seek help. Flower essences can be put in water bottles to get the benefits without a loved one knowing they’re using it.

Steven Horne, the creator of the flower essence formulas, will be traveling the country to teach a 9-hour workshop. The class will show you how NSP’s flower essences and emotional healing exercises can help put you back on the path to greater happiness and better health. Get more information and locations of the class.

The Most-Overlooked Tax Deductions

Since it’s that time of year to gather up last year’s paperwork, we thought you might enjoy some tips to get your mind in gear for the upcoming tax return. Personally, we get it over with ASAP. We are already gathering up and tallying last year’s records and have an appointment with the accountant for the corporate return next week.

“Don’t let a knowledge gap prevent you from taking advantage of these money-saving tax breaks,” is the intro to this tax-saving article at Kiplinger.com.

Important News on Supplement Laws

The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA), together with a number of supplement trade organizations, went to Capitol Hill to plead our case about the FDA’s profoundly flawed NDI (new supplement) draft guidance in the offices of two powerful senators and longtime friends of natural health, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

Our visit was preceded by all the letters you have been sending to Congress, which have immeasurably increased the visibility of this issue. As you know, if this draft guidance stands, it would allow FDA to arbitrarily deny the sale of any supplement created (or modified) in the past seventeen years. Immediately after this meeting, Sens. Harkin and Hatch wrote to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and formally asked the FDA to withdraw its guidance document. Read the entire article.

A Building Business Tip

We were emailing with one of our distributors who is building her business. She’s been signing up family and friends and looking for new distributors to build her Sunshine Family. This was a tip we shared and thought we’d include in this month’s newsletter since it’s one that has worked well for a long time.

Most folks won’t want to be distributors that you sign up, but even customers like to get rebates, so this is an approach we took when we had the retail store and signed up customers to be able to buy at wholesale prices direct. We had a “script” that the employees used and it went something like this:

“Now that you have an account number, you can begin to earn 10% rebates if you place any order over 100 QV in a calendar month. It’s 12% over 300 and continues to go up, so you may want to check around with friends, family or co-workers to see if you can order anything for them so you can pay a bit less for your own products. If you’ve got supplement users that you don’t see, you can give them your account number so they can become a member also and you will get some extra rebate for their orders too, as long as you place 100 QV order in the same month they order.

So .. you see you don’t have to do a business or become a distributor. Nature’s Sunshine allows you to do this without carrying any inventory or paying for distributorship fees. Most folks don’t have time for a business, but when you get excited about a product that you use, you’ll always want to tell others to be a help to them. Just thought I’d let you know about NSP’s policies and how you could get your own supplements for a bit less. You actually get a check the following month, not just a credit for NSP products, but an actual check you can cash and use on anything you want.”

We found that most folks freak when you mention business, so we stopped doing that and began with this approach and found that folks went out and ordered for co-workers and signed up family members, etc. and we saw our Sunshine Family growing. Most folks just want to “order for themselves” but this approach gives them a broader view of doing so. And actually, some of those folks ended up asking MORE about the business and did become Managers.”

NSP’s New Quality Video

This one is shorter and bright and cheery, but has GREAT points to make so customers can understand more about how to choose quality products in the marketplace … and of course, we all know, Nature’s Sunshine is at the top of the list for best quality. If you’ve not seen the video yet, view it now.

Upcoming Webinars

We are blessed to have NSP always keeping us educated on health topics and products, both new and old. The webinar format is great so everybody can learn at their own scheduled time. We hope you’re taking advantage of these free webinars. Many companies charge their distributors for this type of training.

Thursday, January 26 – Improving Your Skills as a Nature’s Sunshine Consultant – A Conversation with Lisa Keyes

For our January consultant webinar, we invite you to participate in a conversation with Lisa Keyes, a very successful Nature’s Sunshine consultant. Lisa will share her tips to conducting a powerful consultation and instruct us on some of her favorite consultation tools.

Be sure to visit the webinar archive for all kinds of topics you may be interested in. Remember you can share these with customers, family and friends. They do NOT need to be logged-in as a member to view the material. Check out the webinar topics now.

Upgrade Your Boomerang

In 2009, Nature’s Sunshine introduced the innovative Boomerang Air & Surface Sanitizer.

Depending on air quality and the location of your unit, after approximately three years the PCO cell needs to be replaced. For a limited time, Nature’s Sunshine will upgrade your old unit to the new and improved Boomerang with an audible and visual alarm that indicates when the PCO cell needs to be replaced.

Take advantage of this special offer today by calling Customer Service at 1-800-223-8225 for complete details.

NSP’s Body Systems School 2012

Join NSP for a school in your area this year. This year’s seminars offer a brand-new meeting geared especially to members, customers and new managers.

• Learn the fundamentals of natural health. Discuss basic health needs, discover keys to being healthier. • Study all 10 body systems in depth. Learn biology, basic functions and common problems of each system.
• Discover health supplements that support each body system. Find out how to get yourself and your customers on the path to better health.
• Review the benefits of a Nature’s Sunshine business. We’ll cover sharing tools, quality, loyalty rewards program, proven business strategies and more.

Find a school near you!

Registration information:

Cost: $35 per person
Seminar time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Call 1-800-223-8225 to register.

Materials you get to take home:

• Introduction to Natural Health workbook
• The new NSP from A to Z guide
• NSP’s brand-new Unsurpassed Quality DVD

Call 1-800-223-8225 to register.

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Our Website Is For You … Not Just Shoppers

The Herbs Place has been adding content to the website since it began in 1998 and we’ve never stopped. There’s a lot of information there for you, so make use of it with the search engine. There are over 8,000 pages and literally a million links to information. For ideas on health problems, use the online catalog. Testimonials are favorites since they tell you what worked for somebody else. We can’t show them on The Herbs Place due to FTC/FDA laws, so we have posted years of success stories on our TheFrugalLife.com site. You can share these testimonials with customers by cutting and pasting it into an email.

Pet Resources

Some people in our group love working most with animals instead of people. We have herbal success stories for pets in the pet area of The Herbs Place website. Also check out our dedicated pet website, Healthy Pet Corner, and use the search engine.

Nature’s Sunshine’s Website Business-Building Resources

Each distributor has their own learning style and today’s training is geared with that in mind. Nature’s Sunshine has a lot of content and education online in various formats of reading, viewing videos or listening to audios, along with local seminars each year. Plan to attend the scheduled webinars which are still free. Most companies charge for these, so don’t ignore these great educational benefits.

Make the investment to spend hours on the website and find out what all is available to you there. There are links to the blog and Sunshine Community and forums. There are webinar, magazine and article archives.

My NSP Websites

If you have or want a MyNSP Website, you have access to a lot of information on building your business with an online focus. If you haven’t signed up for your website yet, please use our account number as your referral when you do: 109373

Other Business-Building Resources

Natural Health School – Free Herbalist Training Course

Nature’s Field – Free Subscription

NSP Business Builders Forum

Getting Health Questions Answered

NSP Forum – No longer Active – Search for posted responses

NSP Advisor – Specific questions about health

Product and Health Information by Steven Horne

Modern Herbal Education

Herbal Education Articles

Books, CDs, DVDs, Etc. – Building Your Own Library

Nature’s Treasure Chest – Ailment Guide

Sound Concepts – Nature’s Tools

Herb Allure

TreeLite.com

Online Herb and Dietary Supplement Information

PDR Health
PDR Health is an online source of health-related information that is written with the consumer in mind. It is broken into four main sections: disease overviews, treatment options, drug information (includes information on prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, herbs and nutritional supplements) and clinical trials.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia and has become the largest reference source on the Internet. Type in the name of an herb, supplement, health condition, etc., and you will be guided to entries with extensive information. One word of caution: Anyone with computer access to Wikipedia can edit the entries. As a result, the entries are quite up to date, but there can also be significant misinformation.

Dietary Supplement Information Bureau and Natural Products Foundation
This website contains information about the supplement industry as well as herbs, vitamins and homeopathic remedies. It also has a link to an online version of the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau’s publication, Field Guide to Herbal Dietary Supplements.

Mayo Clinic
The renowned Mayo Clinic weighs in on health and healthy lifestyles. This site covers health and nutrition at every stage in life.

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