warning – i’m going to rant…

warning – i’m going to rant…

daily fitbattle #1680

Last week someone pushed one of my buttons and I’ve had a hard time shaking it off so I figured I’d blog about it with the hope that I can let it go.

One of my Facebook “friends” (who’s really an acquaintance, not a friend) posted a comment about their dislike of people who post quotes on Facebook and promote their MLMs (Multi-Level Marketing – products). My first thought was to unfriend him, but then I stopped myself and decided not to take his comments personally. The next morning I wanted to reread his post but couldn’t, guess what? He unfriended me. Man… I wish I unfriended him first… ugh! I guess my gut was right, his post was directed towards me.

I admit for several days prior to his post I was hitting Facebook hard promoting a Free Nutrition Class and Weight Loss Challenge. I posted the event and then a reminder a couple of times each day for several days. And yes, on occasion I’m also known to post quotes that relate to how I’m feeling or something that is going on in my life.

The great thing about Facebook is that it’s freedom of speech on steroids and it’s freedom of listening. Facebook is also a great networking resource for everyone. Most people know that Facebook gives you control of who and how much you see of your “friend’s” activities and posts in your news feed… or I suppose instead of restricting what you see you have the option of going to the extreme of unfriending someone. So be it!

Okay… what’s eating me? I get that it’s likely that a majority of people are weary of MLMs. I was too and I still am, a bit. But…I recently became an Independent Distributor for Herbalife, an MLM. I also changed my Employment Info on Facebook reflecting that I am now a Personal Wellness Coach and Herbalife Independent Distributor. Honestly I was sick of seeing my last job at the top of my Employment Info on my profile since I haven’t worked for them for 2 years.

I know… Get to the point… My rant? Here’s the deal… Everyone talks about what they do with their friends, family, and strangers… when I worked in a traditional job there was no doubt that I talked about it… at happy hour… at lunch… etc. So what’s the difference if an individual is part of an MLM and they are passionate about the product and talk about it?

I believe most people are weary of MLMs because they do not understand the business model. MLMs offer a great opportunity for the unemployed, under-employed, or closet entrepreneurs, to supplement their income and potentially replace a full-time job.

I recently attended an Herbalife conference with approximately 6000 attendees. The most significant difference between the Herbalife event and a similar event that traditional corporations put on (i.e. annual sales conferences, executive meetings, etc.) is that everyone in attendance wanted to be there. It wasn’t an obligation.

They all paid their own way to get there… travel, room, f&b, and ticket for the conference. The energy was incredible. Imagine being part of something where everyone has chosen to be there. Much better than working at a job where of late the attitude from upper management is that you should feel lucky to have a job.

Why Herbalife? Since I started having success along my fitbattle journey I’ve wanted to help and inspire others to do the same. So I’m on a mission to assist others with taking control of their wellness. For some it means losing weight, others want to add lean body mass, some people just want to feel better and have more energy.

Herbalife provides a platform for me to realize my goal of helping and inspiring others. There you go… I have publicly declared myself an Herbalife Independent Distributor and Personal Wellness Coach. I know that my true friends will support me and put up with my enthusiasm for my new venture.

Herbalife has been around since 1980, they have 65MM consumers, they are in 79 countries, had $4.2B in sales last year, and is traded on the NY Stock Exchange. The success people have had using the products is incredible. It’s not a fly-by-night company and it’s here to stay.

More than 60% of adults are overweight, childhood obesity is on the rise. I want to help reverse the trends of obesity and weight-related deaths. So if you don’t like seeing my posts on Facebook, hide me from your news feed and/or (if you feel it’s necessary) unfriend me. If you unfriend me we probably aren’t true friends anyways.

If you’ve stayed with me this far, here’s a funny video about so-called pyramid schemes. I hope you enjoy it. CLICK HERE to view the video.

If you are interested in a FREE WELLNESS EVALUATION, call or email me. We can meet in person or if you are not in Vegas we can do it over the phone.

Call: 702-483-WELL (9355)

Email: kathi.fitbattle@yahoo.com

Until later… Kathi