The USANA year really started with a bang in Melbourne and New Zealand! It’s been 15 years and there is so much to celebrate with much more to come!
Highlights of the special events saw a select group of go-getters share their special stories on stage and afterwards.
|Diamond Director Jordan Kemper|
Welcome from David Mulham
|Vice President of the Pacific region, David Mulham|
Many highlights were to follow as Celebration-goers were enthused by a colourful get-together of remarkable individuals marking 15 years of USANA in Australia and New Zealand. We heard from founding members, we spoke to individuals being inspired by their very first gathering and we celebrated the successes of so many people business owners in between, all of whom have gained better health and better wealth with our unique Company.
Direct from the USThe hugely successful yet quietly-spoken, 1-Star Diamond, Michael Callejas relayed a story of integrity and application that has helped him achieve super success and maintained motivation.
|1-Star Diamond Director Michael Callejas|
One of his principle rules is following Pareto's Principle or the 80/20 rule. That is 20 per cent of people are responsible for 80 per cent of the results. In his interpretation, Michael urged emerging leaders to single out positive and energetic people and encourage those who want to be involved.
‘But success isn’t about being busy,’ he said. ‘It’s about being productive. I have been in this business for some years now but it still feels brand new. Keep the fire going. Move forward with mental toughness. Stay excited. My excitement for USANA is still as strong as it was on the first day!
Remember, your ego is not your amigo – be coachable and learn from others,’ he advised.
Dr Carsten Smidt, USANA Vice President of Research and Development spoke about the real and long-standing health benefits of taking multivitamins. Relating the Physicians' Health Study II involving 14,000 individuals’ use of multivitamins over 11 years, results showed a modest but significant reduction in total cancer incidence he said. Doesn’t sound like much? Well, in Australia alone, there are 125,000 cases of cancer diagnosed annually. So that equates to 10,000 fewer Australians being diagnosed with cancer annually.
Health advice from very own expert
|USANA Vice President of Research and Development, Dr Carsten Smidt|
Other areas of interest in the field include magnesium (every 100mg of magnesium consumed can lower colon cancer rates by 12 per cent) and iodine, the major cause of mental retardation worldwide. Both Essentials™ and HealthPak™ contain the optimum levels of these vital nutrients.
Making it personal: Doug BraunDoug Braun, USANA’s Chief Marketing Officer took the audiences through the reason for the brand refresh. ‘After 20 years the Company wanted to stay at the forefront of innovation and personalisation is the road to invention’ he said.
|USANA’s Chief Marketing Officer, Doug Braun|
Doug went on to reveal how MyHealthPak™ is a major advance in personalisation. The focus in now more than ever about you and what you want,’ he said.
5-Star Diamond Director Bill Huang
‘S is for study – do this as much as possible by attending meetings and meeting with Associates.
U – Use the products
|Network Development Manager, Cecilia Chan, David Mulham with 5-Star Diamond Directors Bill and Jenny Huang|
Could you do with a detox?
WTA’s Sam Stosur
Pumping up the health message!
‘USANA means true health so it’s vital to know about the health aspects of each product. Lead by example. Heart disease, diabetes and strokes are all degenerative diseases and they’re caused by lifestyle challenges including stress. Make it easy to understand. So, for example, explain how free radicals are the bad guys – think about when guacamole goes brown unless you add lemon juice which contains antioxidants – free radical fighters. Essentials™ contains the antioxidant soldiers to fight free radical damage whilst the Mega Antioxidant is like the food and water for soldiers to work properly’ he explained.’
Innovations in nutritional researchVice President of Research and Development, Dr Carsten Smidt focused on current advances taking place in USANA’s research and development programs citing two main mineral players, magnesium and iodine. Dr Smidt revealed that chronic shortages of these two key minerals will soon be making headlines in world media; formulations and optimal concentrations of these are already being studied at USANA.
Sisters are doing it so well!
Our golden Ambassador‘After Beijing, we went back to the drawing board and made changes straight away,’ said Tate. ‘I moved to the front of the boat and we changed our race pace. We decided to go as fast as possible and just keep going.
‘It was hard with constant training so I made sure I took my Essentials™ daily and straight away I felt like I had more energy and was sleeping better. I also take the USANA Probiotic which was very good in helping prevent stomach bugs with all the travelling I do.’
Tate took two suitcases to London 2012 for his pre-Olympic training – one for his clothes and one for his supplements. ‘I know I’m getting the highest quality supplements made from superior grade ingredients. Part of being an athlete is expecting to be drug tested regularly. I know I can feel assured that USANA products do not contain any banned substance,’ ended Tate.
Tate Smith and his teammates Dave Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear clinched gold ahead of Hungary and the Czech Republic to bring home the sixth Olympic Gold medal for Australia in the 2012 Games. It was a real honour to have this marvellous sportsman with us!
Elite Athletes out in front
Mike Allsop received a $2000 cheque from the USANA True Health Foundation, for the charity KidsCan to start the fundraising for the 777 Project which starts in just nine days! We will also be donating $1000 NZ for every one of the 7 marathons completed, and an additional $1000 on the completion of the 777 Project – that’s $10,000 in total! We are so excited about following Mike and joining in on this incredible adventure. So get ready to cheer him through to the finish line!
Closing by David Mulham
‘Talk about being in the right place at the right time,’ said David. ‘And the really thrilling part of this, what really gets my blood pumping is that USANA only has four per cent of the market share. And that spells opportunity. Great opportunity for all of us to achieve massive growth.
‘So as we mark the beginning of 2013 with this magnificent event and recognise the extraordinary opportunity, let’s look to the future with overwhelming enthusiasm for massive success. And you can achieve anything you want. Because together we are unstoppable!’ said David.
Partying with Bill and Jenny Huang