I did this story in a podcast a long time ago, but I’ll have to write this bad boy out and post the podcast at the bottom because this, at its height, was one of the biggest business ventures that made it’s way into my life.
However, I didn’t realize it and just went at it from a healthy standpoint rather than looking to expand and grow. So it goes something like this….
In October of 2012, I was sitting at a table in a hot gym staring at a man who looked like Bruce Leroy out of the 1985 film ‘The Last Dragon.” Over to my right was a booth with banners with writing super imposed in big lettering “Nutrition LV.” Of course at the time I was looking for a better source of protein and post-workout snacks, but luckily I festered up the courage towards the end(which I lacked five years ago), went over and spoke to one of the nicest women in the world. She saw that I was dragging and asked me, “um, would you like some water? I have some orange flavored water with B vitamins.” I took it, and the rest was history. After coming to my senses almost instantaneously, I asked the woman, “do you have protein bars?” She invited me over to her office.
It took me about 6 months to visit, but when I finally got there and had a tea beverage and a ridiculously delicious protein shake in the other hand – BOOM! I signed up, which was a fee of 70$ shortly later – just so I can buy my Herbalife at anytime at a discounted price. Within the first couple of months, I increased my overall discounted rate to 35% – just before heading to Thailand. Since being here, I’ve been focusing so much more on different things, so I haven’t been doing Herbalife full-time per se. However, it’s still something I buy on a monthly basis and have it shipped from multiple countries – because I LOVE IT.
What a lot of you must remember is don’t always be rescue 911. People, especially in American society, don’t want any help. The moment you mention anything to them comes a defence mechanism and they say, “SCAM” in the matter of seconds without knowing anything. On the other hand, I saw that my brother had had back surgery the year before, my sisters and mother were at the very minimal overweight….so I tried helping them, only to be completely shunned by them. Take everyone you’re trying to help off your shoulder first; then go through the door, become what it is you want to become successful at before going back to say, “uhhhhh, yeah. Here I am? Do you think I’m still lying?” At that point, you don’t even have to do it.
Range of Products That Help
I’m very picky with what I consume after workouts. These days, I workout at a gym in the heart of Bangkok called “The Lab” and the workouts are fierce and relentless. Having a typical Thai dish won’t suffice. Having a grounded up salad for carbs and protein (based on if its focused more on fat burning than weightlifting), would, but there’s not much in the neighborhood….so an already made Herbalife shake paves the way for me. It’s not only the shakes, but the probiotics (those who suffer from constipation – this is your god); to the best defense that has echinacea formulated in it; to the ridiculous Herbalife 24 line……pure love!
I say with utter gratitude that I’m so unbelievably thankful that one afternoon shifted the way I see healthy eating for the rest of my life.
I will still eat my hamburgers, though.