Powerful Observations: An outsider looks at Shaklee

This short piece was written by Richard Brooke, 40+ year professional network marketer — friend of 20 years, coach, business owner, and mentor of generations of business leaders and entrepreneurs in countless companies, including his own. He is not part of the Shaklee business — but as you can see, he is an admirer. Here’s why….

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Richard Brooke


John Maxwell

Meet Roland Oosterhouse — Hero Interview with Richard Brooke

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“You’ll never amount to anything.” These words from a high school counselor haunted Roland for many years. But instead of living out this prophecy, this former factory worker took a different path. Don’t miss this incredible Hero interview hosted by Richard Bliss Brooke. Today Roland has a massive Network Marketing team with 25,000 customers in 7 countries. If you’ve ever felt beaten down by the words of others (including your own internal conversation), it’s time for a NEW, INSPIRING message of YES, YOU CAN!

One of our key supportive senior leaders. “P” for Partners.

See also
Meet Laura Evans -- Corporate Exec to star Business Leader "P" = Partners. https://partnershipwithnature.com/blog/2019/3/12/p-partners-meet-laura-evans-corporate-exec-to-star-business-leader

Are you a Raving Fan of the products?

Here’s a test. If someone walks into your house, or sees your toiletries in the hotel bathroom, is everything available from Shaklee a Shaklee product?

Here are some good reasons for this example:

  • How can you promote or talk about something that you don’t use? If you were partnering with a clothing line that you couldn’t wear yourself that would be different. But Shaklee products are consumer products that everyone uses. If you’re a Raving Fan, you’ll be setting the example.

  • If you and your family are your best customers, look at how important that example is to your prospective business partners. If a first goal is to qualify as a Director — note, we say with 3000 points, not just the minimu 2000 — how many people would that take? If customers begin with 50 points or 100 points periodically, it will be more tedious and will take more time and effort to consistently reach 3000+ points. What if, instead, all were 150 or 300 or 500+ point consumers? Note: it’s not uncommon for Shaklee Raving Fan Families to consistently use 400 - 800 points per month — for life! It’s just less that they purchase at grocery story or other suppliers, and you all benefit from the extra bonus of having quality and safety in what you and your family consume.

How soon do I do this? As soon as you can! Move the Brand X off of your selves right away — or at least make a target to complete this ASAP. At least within 60-90 days.

  • when you legitimately begin a business, your first products purchased for testing and demonstration can be a complete business expense. Aha! a tax benefit for Shaklee-izing.

  • Work with your sponsor/mentor to see if there are kits or packages that give special benefits as you get started.

What do I do with my ‘brand X’ products that I’m no longer using? Don’t throw them away!

  • Save some for display and demo. Show what you used to use — and now what are the replacements. You’ll be amazed at the examples you can show.

  • Donate them. There are so many organizations, or food banks, or thrift shops, that can value your contribution. And keep a record. Check with your tax advisor if this could be a tax deduction. At the very least, it can be a conversation starter on why you have replaced those products.

Set the example for everyone you know…and see the business develop long-term and lifetime customers. Do you have any idea the value of such customers over years and decades? THEY benefit, and so can you.