Ways Your Networks and Mentors Can Help You Right Now
June 15, 2020
No one climbs alone. Somewhere along the line, even the most self-made success stories feature important mentors and advocates along the way. Networking effectively and taking advantage of mentor relationships is vital for the growth and development of your career. After all, networking is the most common way to find work; according to a 2016 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Yale University, 70% of jobs are found through networking.
Networking is especially vital during times of uncertainty and transition. Career changes, unexpected life events, or, even more relevant to today, widespread community or global outbreaks like...
Everything You Need to Know About the Gig Economy and More
April 30, 2020
You've hailed an Uber. You've booked an Airbnb. You've seen members of Nu Skin's sales force on social media. You may have even worked in the gig economy yourself.
Gig work has shifted our economy. On both ends, it's more efficient than traditional employment: Companies can pay for only the work they actually need done. Workers can stick to their specialty and, in many cases, have more time flexibility than they would at a regular job.
So why does the gig economy draw such strong opinions? Because it's the most significant change to business models in at least a century....
5 Steps to Actually Achieving Your 2020 New Year’s Goals
February 13, 2020
It’s a narrative that is all too familiar.
After a holiday season full of excessive shopping, Netflix binging and overindulging in desserts, January comes around and everyone seems to be newly committed to their goals. The new year brings a focus on health, relationships, finances and more. You might have even pledged to keep a resolution or two yourself.
But as the year progresses, motivation and intentions die out. Eventually you find yourself in the same old routine as the year before. Often, people have a hard time recalling what resolutions they set in the first place.
“The customer comes first” is a reoccurring phrase that we hear in any job role. Whether working for a large corporation or a small “ma and pa” shop, the theory rings true: customer-centricity is vital in today’s growing consumer society. With similar products found on the market, the main distinguishing factor is often what brand is printed on the box. Customers trust companies over others and can remain loyal for years, so focusing on the customer’s wants and needs is key to a successful business.
Customer-centricity means an organization that is customer-focused, right? In theory, yes. But being customer-centric goes beyond just being customer-focused.
5 Trends That Will Define the Future of Social Media
January 02, 2020
Can you recall the days when online social sharing didn’t exist, advertisements were only in print and on TV, and cookies were just the baked goods your grandma would make on the weekends? These seemingly ancient days are far behind us as social media continues to evolve every day.
Social media has changed the very world we live in. With 3.499 billion active users worldwide, there are constant changes in social trends and interactions. A platform that was originally created for individuals to share their personal lives and communicate their thoughts has now become the marketplace of the future. Business...
According to LinkedIn’s Talent Trend report, 85% of the global workforce would be willing to change their job for a better opportunity. Even further, 45% of those individuals are totally open to considering a new opportunity when approached by a recruiter. That’s a lot of people who are potential employees for new positions.
With this in mind, there are many elements to consider when establishing whether a candidate is a good fit for the job. Who has the best skills specific to the position? Who will be a good fit within the company culture? Who is a fast learner and...
Nu Year! Nu You! Making Habits That Will Last Past New Year’s
January 08, 2019
Every year, millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions only to promptly forget them as soon as the New Year starts. But improvement takes work, and the New Year can be a great opportunity to gear up and discover a “Nu You". Here’s some tips to make (and keep) your New Year resolutions this year.
Start Early and Remember — Just because they’re called New Year resolutions, doesn’t mean you should only be thinking about them on New Year’s Eve. In fact, the best resolutions are those you think about ALL THE TIME. These are the ones...
Nu Skin is a proud member of the Direct Selling Association, a national trade association of businesses that specialize in manufacturing, distributing, and selling products to consumers using a direct selling approach and model.
The DSA code of Ethics is the backbone of the Direct Selling Association and a powerful expression of a company’s commitment to the highest consumer and salesforce protections. It is an indication of the association’s commitment to maintaining ethical business practices and benefits every party involved—the member organization, the distributor, and the consumer.
The DSA Code of Ethics protects consumers and independent salespeople with standards that...
One of the beauties of Nu Skin is the diversity of its sales leaders—and just as varied are the reasons people decide to join the company.
For Yumiko Takatsu, the deciding factor was the product appeal of the Galvanic Body Spa. She felt sure she would be able to supplement her and her husband’s income with this product and Nu Skin’s vision. She was a housewife back then and knew that income for part-time jobs that a housewife could do was limited. But she already had the motivation and enthusiasm necessary for taking action. Her positive energy was obvious even...
5 Daily Steps for Greater Happiness and Increased Success
July 06, 2015
Which comes first, success or happiness? While some are of the opinion that happiness is a direct result of success, it is actually the opposite. Having a positive attitude and happy outlook on your present circumstances, whatever they may be, will lead to success. Success is not the key to happiness, but rather, happiness is the key to success.
Happiness and success are intertwined. Through daily habits and consistent, deliberate choices, you can ensure you are both successful and happy in the long run. Below are 5 simple steps you can take each day to improve your mood and spearhead...
Life often has a way of rearranging itself—a shift that can create chaos or moments of positive change. When Dewi Sartika Kasman and Muhammad Reza Pratama Kamal found themselves at a personal and professional crossroads, their decision to follow a path they hoped would lead to success with Nu Skin proved to be just the lifestyle change they wanted. And even though they faced harsh criticism and negative comments during their journey, they were determined to make this opportunity a rewarding one and prove to everyone that joining Nu Skin was a wise decision.
Persistence and Happiness Go Hand in Hand on the Path to Success
July 02, 2015
Getting closer to their dream and making it real drove Mo Yi Hai and Lai Min Ning to reconsider their careers. They wanted to have freedom in all aspects of their lives so they could enjoy each day to its fullest, especially after the birth of their child.
Mo Yi Hai had always believed he was destined for big things. He wanted to find a way to prove himself and give his family time freedom as well as many other lifestyle rewards—something he believed a traditional job might not offer. “I am not a man who is always satisfied with...
The direction of Goo, Hyun Jin’s future began to take shape when she was just nine years old. That is when her father, who was only 37, suffered a heart attack. The day he passed away, Goo, Hyun Jin became determined to fulfill two goals: to live a meaningful life that enabled her to do everything she wanted and to find a way to help her mother, who had endured so much as a 30-year-old widow and single parent.
Not satisfied with her first job, Goo, Hyun Jin became an image consultant at the age of 27 and worked part-time...
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by a problem that your immediate reaction was to put it on the back burner? Or maybe you’ve avoided it altogether only to discover that doing so escalated the issue and made it more difficult to resolve? Learning to work through problems and find a reasonable solution can give you an added measure of confidence and control. With each difficulty you experience, your ability to overcome problems that arise will be strengthened. With more fine-tuned problem solving skills you will be better equipped to effectively handle life’s unexpected hiccups.
There are great ways to join a community with your interests. Social media allows you to easily connect with others that share the same interests as you. Two convenient places to view the conversation is in Back Office and on V&G. Log in to either tool and view posts from other people who are also posting with #CelebrateStars. You can also view the conversation on a specific social media platform by typing #CelebrateStars in the search bar of that platform.
All marketing materials (product claims, testimonials, social media posts, etc.) must comply with Nu Skin’s Policies and Procedures.
Tagging or mentioning someone on social media is a great way to make sure your friends see a post. There are different ways to tag someone depending on which social media platform you are using, however, one simple way to mention or tag someone is to add a “@” sign in a comment or post followed by your friend’s name. Your friend will receive a notification that they have been tagged. You can tag friends in your own posts or in the comments section of someone else’s post.
All marketing materials (product claims, testimonials, social media posts, etc.) must...
Hashtags are a great way to connect with others who have similar interests or are talking about similar topics. By including a hashtag in your post you allow others who are interested in that same topic to easily find your post. You can also search a hashtag, to see the conversation surrounding that topic. For example, if you want to connect with others that are posting about the Team Elite 2015 trip to Norway, use #CelebrateStars at the end of your post. You may use as many hashtags as appropriate to join in several conversational topics. Feel free to...
Social media is a great tool to connect with others in our quick-paced lives. You can use social media to connect instantly with family, friends and colleagues around the world. Here are a few tips that will help you to stay connected with others on social media.
1) Be Positive
Be an example of positivity to your social network by being upbeat. Share quotes you find uplifting, tips that help others succeed, or even something that makes you laugh or smile, and you will see others gravitate toward you.
When looking for ways to incorporate how Nu Skin improves your...
The ability to push through times of difficulty and progress towards your goals is a commonly sought after trait. While perseverance is a quality many admire, the development of this trait requires continued effort and commitment to your objectives and personal beliefs. Through struggle comes success. As you power through difficulty, stressful circumstances, tight deadlines, and a demanding list of responsibilities, maintaining a goal-oriented and focused mindset will help transform your goal into a reality.
To further develop and strengthen your level of perseverance, try implementing some of the following tips:
To obtain the level of conviction necessary to persevere,...
Dr. Benjamin Lo is a successful sales leader who first set his sights on the kind of life he wanted to create for himself and his family. He then took steady steps toward reaching his goals by consistently investing in his own growth and knowledge without worrying about the time it took to reach those goals. As he traveled this path to success, he practiced personal development and connected with his team, learned from successful leaders, and wasn’t afraid to make changes in himself and his life.
Ben’s Nu Skin journey began in December 2002 and has withstood various trials...
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is a national trade association of businesses, like Nu Skin, that specialize in manufacturing, distributing, and selling products to consumers using a direct selling approach and model. DSA’s Code of Ethics is an indication of the association’s commitment to maintaining ethical business practices and benefits every party involved—the member organization, the distributor, and the consumer.
To be a member of DSA, companies are required to adhere to the Code of Ethics. In so doing, the company commits to practice and maintain the highest level of ethics in business. This way, distributors and consumers alike can...
The fire of entrepreneurship has always burned brightly in Iva Buriánková. And she has learned that there are no accidents when it comes to finding an entrepreneurial opportunity that can completely change the direction of your life—if you are willing to grasp that opportunity, set clear goals, and focus on making them a reality.
Tapping into her need to be an entrepreneur actually began when Iva was attending Charles University. While still a student, she worked at a chain of organic shops in Prague. She soon found, however, that working for a company stifled her independence.
Each of us has personality traits and characteristics that make us who we are. These qualities mold and shape us into unique individuals and differentiate us from our peers. Because we each possess our own set of characteristics, aptitudes and perspectives, we bring something different to the table when working alongside others. As a team member you are energized by the positivity your colleagues exude or are brought down by their negativity.
NU SKIN TIP Avoid arrogance, but take pride in your work and exude confidence as a leader.
Leaders often receive criticism for their negativity. In order...
Success comes to people in different ways, at different times, and is fueled by many different variables. Malaysia’s Chaw Ching Wah and Yong Siew Lan’s successful journey as Nu Skin distributors certainly was not handed to them on a platter. It took hard work and perseverance to acquire customers and team members. Success with Nu Skin wasn’t Ching Wah’s priority when he first learned about the company. Like many wonderful opportunities that shape people’s lives, Ching Wah’s interest in Nu Skin took time to develop. And his and Siew Lan’s story is one that encompasses all facets of The Success...
Winter brings shorter days, frosty weather, and diminished sunshine. With this season now in full swing, have you noticed a change in your mood and energy level? You may be experiencing SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). As the temperature drops and the sun’s light seems to be on a permanent “dim” setting, you may find yourself depressed, tired, and irritable.
To many people, the “winter blues” may seem fleeting or inconsequential. However, if left unattended, the effects can evolve into a greater issue that carries over into various areas of your life. Job performance and productivity, relationships, and...