Today, I’m thrilled to announce my amazing new (to me) company, Visalus.
I’ve taken everything I’ve learned about being in the health and wellness business for 3.5 years, and joined a company with a KILLER system and KILLER product.
The Visalus 90 Day challenge takes the guesswork out of knowing what to eat, when to eat, how to eat, and how to be supported when you “fall off the wagon”. It is brilliant in it’s simplicity.
Visalus has really added some cool features to this program, (e.g. online support groups, tons of Facebook support, daily phone calls, a great “team” support atmosphere, a robust website where you can get any information you need, when you need it, a great iPhone and mobile app, etc.) and we’re giving away bonus gifts to anyone who joins our team. Be sure to read the bottom of this post for more details.
The company has been around for a long time — nearly 8 years. However, 3 years ago, they shifted gears and created the famous Visalus Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge. It’s as mainstream as it gets, with celebrities, athletes, and people just like you on the program.
At the time, I was with another company (You remember…you were on my team) and very busy making sure people had success there. I loved being in that business…the business of helping people.
After a while though, I kept seeing all of these references to “Body by Vi”, and “90 day challenge”. I kept seeing testimonials, all over Twitter.
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Enter the Visalus Social Media Juggernaut
It seemed like every time I’d open Twitter, I’d see this constant stream of how great people were doing/feeling on the Visalus Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge:
Tough to resist, huh?
I’d helped hundreds (almost 800, in fact) of people lose over 7200 lbs in 3 years, and helped athletes be better/stronger/faster. Heck, anything that good nutrition could solve, I was busy solving. The problem was, the process itself was complicated. The products were doing some pretty complex things in the body, and required a certain amount of knowledge and understanding just to complete the system. Even if you were fully committed to it, which a lot of people had a problem doing. We had a lot of mom’s in our business, and asking someone to do a two-day cleanse, however healthy, was a burden when they were trying to feed a whole family on a budget, and fit it into their schedule.
The process was great, but it made me think: “If the entire system were simpler, it would be easier for people to adopt it into their lives, and consequently, stick with it and achieve their goals.”
It’s gotta be “compact”, portable, and less-restricted than what I’m currently doing.
It’s gotta be easy to use, and easy for my people to share it with their friends when they have success.
It’s got to be affordable, even to the point of getting it for free every month.
I had some reservations though. After all, the products I was using were the best, most premium ingredients on the market, right?
I was worried that Visalus products wouldn’t be perceived as being as premium, or as good. I compared them, ingredient by ingredient, with my previous company.
But then I had an epiphany: These products aren’t fighting against each other. They are fighting, in tandem, against obesity.
People gain weight due to a number of reasons. Some are physical. Most are psychological. We relate things in our life as “stressful”, and eat when we’re stressed. Somehow that has become a thing that’s readily accepted in society. You can say things like “I lost my job, and was really stressed, so I gained 25 lbs”, and people accept that as a reasonable explanation. That wasn’t always the case. Do you remember what life was like when you were a kid? We were outside a lot more. We spoke a lot more. We supported each other more.
There are a number of obstacles that many people perceive are in the way of losing the weight they’ve put on in the last few years:
They don’t have the “time” to eat well. They are running out the door to their work, or trying to manage a family of four, get the kids to school, the spouse to their work, make sure the house is clean, etc. Often, these “heroes of the homefront” put themselves last in a long list of caretaking.
Often, people will cite not having enough money as the reason they aren’t eating nutritious food. In a way, they have a point: non-GMO, organic foods can be 30%-50% more expensive than their processed counterparts. When faced between a $20 lunch at Whole Foods that takes 20 minutes, how much more appealing is a $6 meal at a fast-food place in 5 minutes. We’re a lazy culture, and the path of least resistance often wins.
Motivation and consistency is a killer of any type of lifestyle change. It’s very difficult to change one’s lifestyle, especially with little to no support at home. People are generally resistant to change, so when an eating program wants you to change your schedule entirely, or prepackage a number of healthy meals on a Sunday to eat throughout the week, it can be a tall order.
If you were the one person in your hometown that was overweight, you’d be really self-conscious about it. That’s human nature. But because a huge number of us are also overweight or obese, it has reached a level of cultural acceptance that makes it less likely that you’re going to want to do something about it.
So, my challenge was to find a system or company that was quick and easy to use, was affordable, kept people motivated and “in the game”, and provided a culture of support and service for when people needed it.
Enter, the Visalus 90 Day Challenge
Third Party Validation
For me, everywhere I went, I kept seeing references to The 90 Day Challenge, even amongst celebrities and professional athletes. Keep in mind that these aren’t paid endorsements, and they just used the products because they like what they do to their bodies! Celebs like Jessica Biel, Jenny McCarthy, Athletes like Shannon Sharpe & Kris Humphries, rockers like Chris Daughtry, and hundreds more…there was no escape!
Working with this team
The thing that ultimately attracted me to Visalus was this incredible team that’s been assembled. Some of the best internet marketers in the business are my direct team. I mean, people that are making a staggering 100k/month in residual income. To be mentored by those people is absolutely incredible, and awe-inspiring! I literally learn something new every day with them, not only in traditional network marketing techniques, but more modern internet marketing and automatic recruiting. And that is something I’m not used to…Visalus doesn’t require a bunch of coaching to get through the program. It’s very self-contained in that way. Plus, I can’t believe how unbelievably supportive everyone is. For instance…if someone on the team is up for a promotion to the next “level”, the entire team will rally and do whatever they can to make sure they hit it. It’s really awesome, and quite refreshing! Visalus definitely means teamwork.
Seeing the results
Literally, I had so many hundreds of “before and after” photos I could have put here, so I just randomly chose a few. The bottom line? This stuff works.
One thing I love about Visalus is how affordable it is. With my previous company, most of the incentives were wrapped around the $300 package. I like that people can jump in and get healthy for whatever it is they can afford at that time. Here’s a quick picture of the lineup:
I’d love to bring you onto the team and “perk it up” by giving away a few cool bonuses only available to our teammates:
- Obviously, free coaching if you have weight loss or fitness goals. That’s a no-brainer
- FREE access to my Social Media Ninja Tactics for Network Marketers training course. Basically, if you want to learn how to build a business online with social media, this is the course for you. Usually $97
- Search Engine Optimization training. Meaning, if someone is looking for your business in YOUR area, your name will pop up.
- Three way phone calls with ALL of our leaders. We are always available to help whenever you need us.
- Home parties. If you need us at home parties, we’ll make the drive and be there for you!
Get all of these bonuses — free — by signing up here. In Visalus we trust!
Hope to see you soon!