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My personal experience as an independent Herbalife distributor
My working life before meeting Herbalifee
My childhoodI was born in Asolo in 1944, in the province of Treviso. My parents were living in Milan but, due to the war, my mother returned to her mother's house in her hometown and I was born there. After a few months we returned to Milan, also because my father couldn't quit his job and my mother wanted us all to be together. He worked for the City of Milan, in charge of posting advertising posters, a hard job despite appearances. In particular, I still remember when he had to put up posters advertising the horse races at San Siro; these were posted very early in the morning and my father got up early in the morning, summer and winter. This was perhaps the hardest job also because he went to and from his bicycle. For the work he used an open van, always with pedals, where the posters, the brushes, the buckets of glue and the ladders that were used to reach sometimes considerable heights were loaded. He worked from 5 am to 2 pm, leaving very early to reach the areas in which to take service. He was a hard worker, with an immense sense of duty, which I think I inherited in full from him. He never made us lack for anything. At the time we lived in Porta Nuova, near the public gardens: a typically popular neighborhood; ours was in fact a family of post-war workers.
The first use in the post-war periodThanks to the interest of my father, who convinced me to participate in a competition, which I won, in 1962 I entered to work in the Municipality of Milan. In those days, a job in the municipality was the aspiration of many; an incredibly sought-after job: guaranteed pay, permanent position, salary security at the end of the month. In short, a certain tranquility. It must be said that this is still true today, perhaps more than then .. I remained at the Civil Status Office in via Larga for many years and, through the competitions in which I participated and won, I reached the rank of Executive Instructor of Administrative Services , thanks also to the fact that in the meantime I had resumed my studies and I had graduated by attending, with many sacrifices, evening schools. The mentality, as you can well imagine, was that typical of the office worker: employee work that guaranteed food, rent and the normal things in life. No great adventure, but many certainties..
Reading and job changeCertainly a quiet life has been matched, in my case at least, by a restless soul. I have always had a great passion: reading, certainly passed on to me by my father. Since I was six years old and he bought me Corriere dei Piccoli every Sunday and subsequently brought me books every week from the municipal library; we didn't have enough money to buy books ... An irrepressible passion that continues today: since you remember me, the time stolen from work was always dedicated to reading. A novel a week, at least, and in the periods of restlessness we all go through, even two or three: time stolen from sleep in this case! And if the novels became three or four, the mornings were very heavy to deal with. How many coffees and how many dark circles to support my thirst for stories and characters! Family and domestic care was soon added to work, because raising children is a real occupation; however, I have always tried to respect one novel a week as deadline, even if only out of stubborn duty towards my wishes. At that time I began to take an interest in political and trade union life by joining the Headquarters Council of the building in via Larga and, subsequently, just to make sure I didn't miss anything, I became involved in feminism. All this without neglecting work and family. In any case, my whole life has always been divided like this: family, work, books. To be honest, I owe my father not only the kind of job that spurred me to seek, with the consequent financial independence, but also the passion for reading. I have always been very attached to his figure and I am grateful to him for the right things I have done because I know that I owe them to him, to his intellectual honesty, to his moral integrity, to his great intelligence and tolerance. After about twenty damages due to joint work, I asked to be transferred to the Court of Milan, the civil secretariat of the Public Prosecutor's Office, where I always dealt with the Civil Status. It was the period of "Clean Hands" and therefore I had the opportunity to experience, even if not firsthand, a memorable period..
Retirement!After so many more years of work, a dream retirement! After working from the age of 15, finally some rest. I spent six years completely dedicated to myself and to some family problems looking for a new home, looking after the child without any regrets, however, for the daily routine. Especially the morning routine waking up calmly, never late for heaven's sake, the morning has always been my favorite moment, but making every gesture calmly and relaxed, with no one running after you A few trips, staying a little more behind the family, hang out with friends, lots of jobs in the new house, having in the meantime moved, et voilà, six years passed with great serenity.enità.
Work with the Italian League for the Fight against CancerAt a certain point, however, the relaxation became a bit tedious, I began to feel a bit of discomfort in not having anything to do, a slight sense of restlessness that without becoming a malaise was always present and prevented me from fully enjoying the day. When then a friend proposed to me to join thela Italian League for the Fight Against Tumors of Milan, I took the ball and did not miss the opportunity. It was not a matter of volunteering, but of a real job. Compared to the duties I had covered in my working life, it was, in a certain sense, also a qualitative leap, as it required a greater initiative than the one that had always been requested of me: I had to find companies that provided, by way of charity, articles for the house, objects, toys, books and anything that could then be converted into money through the charity lotteries and the various events that the League organized. All the proceeds were then destined to finance the activities of prevention, early diagnosis and assistance which were the founding principle of the League itself. An incredible experience. The people involved, employees and volunteers, in the numerous projects that the League carries out are driven by great energy and dedication. I worked at the Lega from 2001 to 2015, up to 71 years! Along with the type of work, completely different from the past, the hours and daily commitments had also changed. No longer half a day until 2.00 pm but every day until the afternoon. However, this also meant a big difference on the economic level: I received the pension of the Municipality added to the salary paid by the League. At that time it had become a real necessity for me, because that double entry helped me a lot to help my son who in that period was combining financial trouble after another, and always needed money, and to face the mortgage that I had taken on the payment of the house that in the meantime I had bought and which was my always dream .... Ah the children, how much they make us suffer, until they settle down. If they settle down ... Having no money is horrible, having debt is even worse, so no matter how hard I struggled I was no longer twenty I always thanked the fate that allowed me to meet the various economic commitments.nomico.
The meeting with Herbalifee
A longtime friend tells me about her business within HerbalifeeJust shortly after leaving the League Against Cancer, I accidentally met a friend I had lost sight of in recent years, with all the time I spent managing the house and work. A tough guy, an incredibly active and charismatic woman who he had worked all his life in the bank, making a brilliant career. While we were having an aperitif sitting at the bar, it turns out that he had embarked on an extremely active journey within Herbalife: he tells me about travels and international conferences, very popular courses to learn about the products, organized throughout Italy and Europe. After so many stories she comes to the point, and invites me to become a Herbalife dealer, sponsored by her. He explains a bit how the business works: after a first purchase of Herbalife products, you have the opportunity to become independent resellers. In practice, Herbalife's retailers are first and foremost their own most loyal customers, who, once they have tested the product themselves and verified its properties, agree to do some marketing to spread the knowledge of the product and also perform the function of dealers. I could have become a reseller under her simply by purchasing what is called a membership cardssera Member Pack:with this card my friend gets the advantage of receiving a minimum percentage of my purchases and sales as a reward from the Herbalife company for introducing a new customer / seller within their large family, in exchange I am entitled to a discount of 25 on purchased products and acquire the right to resell the products themselves. By reselling the products I obviously receive a profit.gno.
The first first hand experiences in the Herbalife worldThere and then I did not accept. I was initially very reticent, for various reasons. After all, with fifty years of work behind me and now retired, it didn't seem appropriate to start a business of this type: never in my life would I have thought of dedicating myself to commerce! Not to mention that I never had the mentality of being on my own: I have always been diligent, loyal to the rules, with a specific task to pursue in all the tasks that I should have completed; putting myself in the first person to make known a product to sell it seemed excessive to me. It must be said that I had gained some experience with people, at the counters of the municipality first, with the marketing managers of the companies for the Lega then. For one reason and another, however, I refused. In short, for the first few months I repeatedly told her no, despite her insistence. On the other hand, I also realized that my friend was a peer of mine, and she received a certain economic return both for direct sales and for royalties deriving from those who under her made direct sales in the same way. So I started to join her to follow her at the courses and conferences organized by the company to inform about products, diets and the latest discoveries in the food sector.ntare.
My Personal Experience with the Herbalife Diet: You're Better!Attending the courses was followed by the intention to try the Herbalife diet. With many initial difficulties, I tried to follow the diet recommended for people of a certain age: how many times had I tried to stick to a diet without success! Also this time, rather than following the diet, I practically ate for two, taking the products recommended by Herbalife as a snack or even as a surplus with normal meals. Slowly I was able to adjust to the Herbalife recommended regimen. And if I was better! Equally useful, however simple, were some practical advice on how to consume food and liquids: a basic thing like drinking water in the morning, my breakfast was made up exclusively of a sweetened coffee until lunch changes life! But even some more specific prescriptions such as taking supplements intended specifically for older people had a substantial effect on cholesterol levels and, not to be underestimated, on concentration problems, which at some point had started to worry me. Despite retirement and advanced age, I felt more energized; and a bit of that malaise was also gone, which in any case begins to be felt with loneliness. As I got better physically, my mental condition also improved significantly. The Herbalife diet leads to more protein and fewer carbohydrates, and with what you learn to callamare control of the glycemic curve, I avoided binges before lunch that would have weighed me down, resulting even more active and mobile in the actual movements: even just an extra twenty minutes' walk that replaces an excessively sugary tea has a great result on the total quality of the day. And avoiding unnecessary ailment greatly improves the quality of life. Thus, between one device and the other, the diet was associated with a better physical condition, more energy, more serenity: overall, there was a better mood, and I was actually happier. I'm happier ...
How I became a successful Herbalife independent distributor
Purchase of the Member CardoSo, finally, after many hesitations, since I had started to buy Herbalife products regularly, I bought from my friend theMember Pack card,to have one25 discount on all productsi. From one day to the next I became Herbalife member, with all the positive consequences of the case, such as the very convenient guaranteed delivery within 24 hours, an effective saving on spending, and the additional guarantee of receiving the products directly from the company and no longer through my friend due to the presence of strict internal rules that limit the amount of products that can be purchased by an individual and can be resold directly: a few strict rules are always reassuring!e!)
The first sales in the gym: from the fear of disturbing to the success of the productSince at that point I had let myself be infected by my friend, from the Herbalife world, with all the courses, the gym and in general the social life that characterized this world, I decided to start selling some products directly, just for fun, a lot. to make them known: they were basically the products that I bought myself, and talking about them to others, all obviously hesitant like me at first, I was simply trying to convince them to try them themselves. What scared me the most about selling was just putting myself there to offer people a product and convince them to buy it. Of course I didn't want to lose out, so at the beginning to those who asked me to try something, I simply gave what they asked me. Throughout my working life, people had turned to me to ask me to do something: in this way the same situation arose again: they were the same people who spontaneously turned to me, I didn't have to go looking for others. Sure, I used to talk about the products a little more than normal people do, but the Herbalife world had become an integral part of my social life, so it was as if I were talking about friends and work. As you will easily understand, in any case, I preferred not to disturb anyone, and convincing someone to buy would have seemed like a really excessive effort. However, in the meantime, I was feeling better and better, my physical well-being was growing, I had met new agée ladies like me, and we were planning to go to the gym together. Well yes, gentlemen, gyms for seventy-year-olds are essential: no unnecessary weights and efforts that hurt even young people, but gentle gymnastics and a little aerobic effort to keep joints and circulatory system fit. But I did feel a little younger, because I took the supplements and energy bars that I had started using on the advice of the Herbalife diet to the gym, and I always felt invigorated at the end of the exercises, without ever being tired.a.
I feel better and fit, and others ask me how I feel so good. The product sells itselfBetween an abdominal and some head and neck exercises, I happily ate mineprotein bars or minesnacks, and eating them with great gusto and sharing them with friends, I aroused the curiosity of those who saw such a close-knit group of elderly ladies: so I happened to meet new people, explain who I was, what I was eating, that it was a Herbalife product; in short, a bit like I'm writing it to you now. Obviously I also did a bit of healthy propaganda to encourage them to try the products, and after a while I became more confident in directly proposing to buy a little something through me. The fact is that I realized very quickly that the product was selling itself. Many people knew it or had at least heard of it, in fact it has existed in Italy since the 80s and Herbalife products had an extremely important penetration thanks to their effectiveness. It happened to me like this, someone discovered that I was selling those products, approached me, confessed to having used them in the past and that now, after so many years, in front of my appearance and my conviction, they wanted to try them again. For me a great satisfaction. To this was added another great surprise for those who already knew Herbalife products: from 5 that were when they arrived in Italy, there are now more than 90 on the market!90!
Product requests are increasing! And in the meantime I slim down ...At a certain point the requests for the products began to increase and, cards in hand, doing a couple of calculations, I realized that I could pay for the products with the proceeds of those I sold to others. Since I had started going to the gym shortly after starting the diet, the other women even much younger than me! they gradually realized that my body was changing. Before I was quite a bit overweight: on the other hand between work, family and everything else, it is not that as a young man I had never had the time or the thought to take care of myself. Now, however, I realized I was acquiring a dignified line, which was certainly the least of my thoughts: I already felt in great shape, both physical and mental. Of course, being admired for the recovered tone of my body at my age surprised me in a sensational way! Then when 40-year-olds approached almost jealous 50-year-olds, I practically ate them like new customers! Between one thing and the other, my friend and I who had introduced me to this world, we began to get the card also to friends. Nothing of that in fact, it was all quite natural.ale.
Travels are comingGrowing up in sales I acquired the right to participate in international conferences. The courses were very beautiful, organized down to the smallest detail, doctors from all over the world exposing their theories, a beautiful, varied and quality company. Some trips are paid for by the company, always a 4-star hotel, as a counterpart to the support provided by the vendors to the company. The environment is extremely stimulating, at first it can be a bit anxious for a novice like me, because they are all beautiful and well dressed, there are many foreigners and especially few people of my age and Italian at that level; however, at first I was always accompanied by my friend, who got along very well with English, and everyone was incredibly helpful, trying to recreate a family environment, to build an idea of community.munità.
What Herbalife really is to meeOne thing led to another and, based on my son's idea, we decided to build a site to match today's world. Yes: it is also possible to sell Herbalife through social networks and websites. I don't want to do the web-only business - I wouldn't be able to either! -, because Herbalife is based on one principle: helping people to follow a diet. I started gradually, knowing everything step by step, I informed myself, I knew the tools and processes of a correct diet, I started to conduct regular physical activity:a: Herbalife for me even before nutrition is a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Then, it goes without saying, products are sold that are balanced, studied and re-studied to ensure maximum performance and the absence of side effects. And I am selling these products now too. So it's important for me to give you some information.
Some information on Herbalife productsAll products are of natural origin. And only soy proteins are used, and for the intolerant, a very expensive extraction method allows you to extract proteins from peas. The products are safe, authorized by over 90 health ministries around the world. On the label it is marked up to the last ingredient, even if only one molecule is present that is indicated on the label, going well beyond the national regulations that require the reporting of an ingredient only over a certain quantity. When you propose something to someone and are convinced of its quality, you are more comfortable selling the product yourself. This guarantees trust, in the relationship between the company, the retailer and the customer. When the retailer is himself a customer and is convinced of what he is doing, every link in the chain is well connected and the system works. Herbalife is known for its seriousness, being the largest producer of supplements and meal replacements worldwide.le.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Nobel Prize winner Louis Ignarro are Herbalife SponsorsThe collaboration of many sportsmen, including Cristiano Ronaldo, has led in recent years to a new advertising and a new relaunch of the brand. But not only football teams and athletes from all over the world faithfully support the brand: even a Nobel laureate,Louis Ignarro, not only did he become a promoter of the product, but he also developed a product himself, which develops nitric oxide during the night and protects against the risk of heart attack. Thesupplements included in the Herbalife offer are suitable for every need. In practice, up to condensed boxes of fruit and vegetables, taken directly from food: they are not products synthesized in the laboratory. In today's fruit, the nutrients are 1/8 of what they were a few years ago, so it is better to integrate proteins, salts, fats, the good ones For those who need quick meals, one is availableo protein shake with all the nutrients, a meal that costs less and is infinitely healthier than a randomly teased meal, which can be made with either milk or water, ordry bars even more practical for those who have to eat outside the home. The higher concentration of proteins compared to carbohydrates in these foods, allows to keep sugar intake under control, while ensuring the supply of all the nutrients necessary for our body and favoring the feeling of satiety, which avoids us bingeing at random during the day completely unbalancing our body..
My solid business within HerbalifeThanks to the Herbalife world, the web and social media I was able to build a solid business. My main activities remain the sale in the gym and the organization of small tasting parties in my apartment where friends come to share my lifestyle, bringing in turn new people who I hope to also get closer to what has become a little bit mine too. world. It would surprise you to know how many people come back to start a diet, and how much they care about taking measurements of lean, fat, waist, etc. to verify that the product works exactly. A scale and a meter have become my new work tools. It is incredible to see people's faces after a few weeks, as it changes from the typical skeptical expression to the childlike satisfaction of having had the very toy they wanted. At the dawn of my 73 years I have fun, I am very healthy, I have an all-round activity that makes me happy. I am calm economically, I feel in control of myself and I have also involved some friends and family in the management of the business. In the gym, in addition to old ladies like me, several youngsters and youngsters have also been added, who buy from me for those that are specific products for sportsmen. Sportsmen see results in gyms,estre, specific products forpower and for theresistance. And what muscles I see putting on: ah! I was their age! Well, no, maybe I wouldn't spend all that time in the gym, but I certainly would have liked to have frequented an environment so full of energy at the time. Yes, I know, it was another era and there was no such thing, but when you are in contact with youth you feel younger too. In short, with all those, and they are mostly friends, who buy their products independently and whom I convinced to sign a card, I share my results at least once if not twice a month, so as to be an example myself, an example! yes !, and to check everything we have managed to obtain, always starting from the improvement of our psycho-physical state. As time passes, I am more and more grateful to my friend, who allowed me to go from employee to entrepreneur by introducing me to this world, and with whom I have developed a very close relationship in these two years of life.imo.
The economic satisfactions achievable thanks to HerbalifeThere is no shortage of satisfactions, including economic ones, because not saying it is not lacking and they keep me very much alive, despite my age. And this is another node of crucial importance for Herbalife, which in addition to proposing to help others lead a healthy lifestyle, also aims to socially improve the condition of those who meet on the street: from a small gain that can be an integration to their own working activity, you can spend in two years making, what you were doing as a joke, your main activity. Some very young boys reach impressive figures within 18 months, much more than mine and my friend's combined. I don't know how they do it! I no longer have the energy I used to be, but if I were younger I would try my hand at this challenge with them. Obviously, nothing comes out of nothing. Establishing a resale business requires an effort to find customers and promote yourself; on the other hand, you have the advantage of having a very solid company behind you that guarantees many benefits. You can make use of affiliated accountants saving a lot, moreoverinoltre for a system of taxes paid at source, the sums received for the sales activity do not accumulate with other earningsi: in a word, you no longer pay taxes if you make money with Herbalife! Even at the end of the year, in the "single" model, all the earnings received are not included. It is an innovative system in Italy that allows you to save on taxes, and to use people who are not Herbalife employees in a totally free way. A shared work system without having to bear the weight of Finance! I feel like a real successful Manager talking like that!
The success of the Herbalife stock quotes
Since I feel so much a Manager, I am posting a graph showing how much the company's shares have increased over time, demonstrating their international success. On December 17, 2004, when the company went public, the shares were worth 7.40: today, after 13 years, the shares are worth almost 10 times as much! 72.97! It came out with its head held high even from the very serious crisis that hit the whole world in 2011, and of which we still feel the effects today, at least we, certainly not Herbalife!ife!
And all the success comes from the faith in the project kept constant by founder Mark Hughes, who throughout the 1980s kept telling his deputy, always a little more skeptical about the future possibilities of the company, Borrow My Eyes, borrow my eyes. , share my vision with me. Luckily fortuna Mark Hughes he was right, and today that vision is a reality.