Lynda Narducci is a retired Provincial Level Bodybuilding champion, first degree in Reiki and certified Educational Assistant. On top of all that she is a Believer in USANA. Along with being employed on a part time basis at her church, she is a single mother of three active girls in Hamilton Ontario.
One of her daughters, Leah, has joined in sharing the USANA opportunity. It’s a partnership that bridges gaps between generations, as well as bridging gaps in individual passions…Lynda on the health side and Leah on the business side. There is a saying “if you’ve got nothing to lose, that’s a good place to start.” Leah had everything to lose and opted for USANA.
1. How and why did you get started in USANA?
Like so many others before me, I first turned to USANA for the protection of my childrens’ health. My oldest daughter at the time had qualified for the Canada Winter Games to represent our province of Ontario in gymnastics. Her typical day began at 7, out the door at 7:40 for school, picked up mid-afternoon and off to gym. Train for 5 hours, home at 8:00, eat, homework, bed. Only to repeat day after day, week after week. This schedule and the list of over the counter products that were forbidden to take had me wondering what to do. You see, even as a teen, this was a drug-tested event. Between the level of trust I had in the friend who introduced us to USANA and USANA’s athlete guarantee, we got started with the products.
2. During your time in USANA, what have you learned about yourself?
As a former competitive bodybuilder there are many skills required that take you up to the day when you step on stage. One of the most important skills is to mainatain a clear vision. You need to have the vision of what your body will look like…that picture in your mind. Another skill is daily action. You can’t kind of think about going to the gym. You need to get in there, do it and give it just a little bit more than your best. Organization and planning are big factors as well, particularly when it came to food. Food was my tool. The carpenter wouldn’t leave home without his hammer, saw and nails. Another habit that helped with my success is persistence. Tired? Keep going. Stressed? Keep going.
3. How does your background as a Body Builder help shape how you train others and build your business?
Do any of these skills, vision, daily action, organization, planning, and persistence sound familiar as you build your business?
4. What is your greatest strength and weakness as an associate?
Many of the skills that are required for an athlete are required, almost mandatory, as an entrepreneur. Although I have long ago established some valuable skills, the one area of the most valuable growth for me is to recognize T.E.A.M. In my sport I focused to great lengths to gain that internal strength which would take me to physical strength. It was me with the squat bar across my neck, hitting the gym for a second workout or jumping out of bed before 5am. USANA has taught me that “it takes a village to raise a child.” Follow the system, connect with others, and if you don’t know, ask!
Weakness? Where do I start? Lol. I would have to say that the daily action thing I spoke about earlier is a tough one. So, there you go, we can all know what we need to do and still fall just a little short of it. I suppose that by committing to building your business when you can, which is everyday, in the nooks and crannies, rather than when you need to, is the key. That “need to” time or as I like to call it, “the day of disgust.” You know that time when funds are a bit short, or something needs repairing, or a child’s need is required to be met, or when you live for Fridays and dread Mondays.
5. What is your favorite product and why?
Needless to say, RESET is the one, if I had to choose just one, of my favorite USANA products. It allows others to experience USANA on 3 levels. When you feed your body exactly what it needs you see the results. Most importantly you feel the results. After eight years of eating for my sport I became highly in touch with how certain foods feel in my body. This is the experience that I like to introduce others to. Every time you go through RESET you will bring another healthy habit into your everyday lifestyle. Whether you’re an athlete, weekend warrior or want to cruise ever so smoothly through the aging process, RESET is the start.
Like many of you, one of the attractions with leveraging of USANA’s business opportunity is that it fits in with life. This can, however, like many things in life, have a dark side. Life will and does get busy. Life will and does get challenging. In building our team and our family business we recognize this. However, it is crucial to develop the above skills so that when you need to step away, your roots are established. I am asked what my greatest weakness is. Oh goodness, here we go, vulnerable! As a business developer I have learned protection. I have seen to great lengths the pain and suffering people and families are in…time, health, finances. We coach our team in the same way, possibly want it more for others than they want it for themselves.
We know there is a better way and we greatly admire those teams that have created a family-like atmosphere and build our business following the same model.