Weekly News, November 7th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

I’m having a really tough time believing it’s already nearly holiday season, and this season usually means a lot of good food…sometimes too much good food. This infographic by USANA shows how much activity it takes to burn off the holiday meals.

This great article by Darren Hardy shows how finding Paradise might mean just changing your perspective.

This article got me thinking. Is it time to examine and possibly update your beliefs?

Everyone experiences self doubt. Here are some ways to overcome it.

Some very good, in-depth tips on connecting and marketing to friends via social media.

Another excellent article from James Clear. Do you compare yourself to others? Here’s are some reasons not to:

The way someone else perceives what you do is a result of their own experiences (which you can’t control), their own tastes and preferences (which you can’t predict), and their own expectations (which you don’t set). If your choices don’t match their expectations that is their concern, not yours.

A thoughtful message from USANA’s President, Kevin Guest.

Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, October 31st

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We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Looking for some last minute Halloween costume ideas? Here are some funny ones.

This is one of my favorites

This is one of my favorites

USANA announced record quarterly earnings this week. We just keep improving, attracting amazing people, and growing.

These pumpkins are amazing.

A great article on how USANA can save you money.

I’ve been spending a lot of time surfing lately, so I enjoyed this article about what surfing can teach you about entrepreneurship.

This inspiring video is about an amazing woman and how she took action to make a difference.

Have a great weekend, and Happy Halloween.

 

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Weekly News, October 17th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Some great parenting advice. Try to get through it without choking up a little (I couldn’t).

Overnight success? Maybe not, but these 4 strategies will “accelerate the results you enjoy without ignoring the importance of building better habits.”

It’s so awesome to see USANA being recognized as one of the best places to work by Outside magazine. From the article:

Usana really lives by its motto—helping you love life and live it—and works tirelessly to create a positive and engaging work environment for its employees. —Kevin Guest, president of Usana Worldwide

Some good tips for conveying your message quickly and effectively (hat tip to Pete Zdanis for the link).

15 tips to balance your hormones (these are some good all-around health tips for women and men).

A very informative Ask the Scientists piece from USANA including answers to the questions “should I take supplements with food?” and “how does USANA ensure product safety?”

Some great tips from Dr. Libby on eating whole real foods on a budget (no, not Whole Foods supermarket on a budget, that’s just crazy talk).

From our Instagram accounts, this week Zak and kids joined Sharlie at the CF Cycle for Life where they raised awareness and funds to fight for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

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Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, October 3rd

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Zak just returned from an amazing trip with USANA’s Fortune 25 (and his daughter, Jaydn) through Greece, Croatia and Italy.

USANA's Fortune 25

USANA’s Fortune 25

We are big fans of exercise, and articles like this one on how exercise improves memory, mental focus, creativity, and academic performance show just how beneficial exercise can be for all ages.

This picture says it all

This picture says it all

Another benefit of exercise…it may protect you against depression.

I’ve been a fan of Mindy Kaling since The Office, and I really enjoyed her thoughts on entrepreneurial leadership, including this piece of wisdom:

It’s absolutely insane how few people can actually articulate what they want. And yet, having a clear, impassioned vision for where you want to go is the very first step in getting there. In fact, as author and consultant Warren Bennis famously wrote, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Without vision, the people perish.

I may be biased because she is my kids’ pediatrician, but I love everything Dr. Wood writes, including this great piece on good nutrition at every age.

If you don’t read anything else today, you should really check out this article on finding your life’s purpose. It’s really good.

And finally, I usually post a motivating or uplifting video here, but this week, I’m posting a funny one because this is what a lot of my GoPro footage looks like — proof buying a GoPro does not make your life exciting.

Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, September 26th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

A great article on emotional intelligence by USANA’s Jen Groover.

This article is a little technical, but has a lot of good information about the words we choose and the effect those words have on a listener. I especially liked the section on “Removing ‘is’ from your language.”

I post a lot of Seth Godin links here, but he has a concise way of saying things that just make a lot of sense.

This video really puts things in perspective.

And, if you haven’t seen this motivating video yet, do yourself a favor; just get ready to run through a brick wall after watching.

In the latest episode of “which amazingly beautiful and serene place is Collette visiting this week?” I present the Beyond Hope Resort near Sandpoint, Idaho.

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Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, September 19th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Smile. It’s good for you.

Why are Ted talks so addictive? Incorporate these 5 tips to improve any presentation.

Some more tips on Saying it Right.

A great article about joining a network marketing company for retirement income. From the article:

MLM and direct selling programs also offer very low barriers into entrepreneurship, often providing training, support, and ample encouragement along the way. As retirees begin to realize they need activities that keep them busy, relevant, in good health, and connected to others, the time, energy and cost to participate in these kinds of companies make them very appealing to large segments of the population caught up in these dynamics.

How to lead by example.

Some very practical tips on using social psychology to improve your marketing.

We’re very excited to see U.S. National Women’s Soccer team star and 2-time Olympic gold medalist, Carli Lloyd, join USANA’s team of athlete ambassadors.

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Have a great weekend, and if you have a couple minutes, slow down and watch this video of the Northern Lights.

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Weekly News, September 12th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Check out USANA’s new video, More Than a Vitamin (or press “play” above). It does a great job explaining why we do what we do.

Among the great speakers at this year’s convention, photographer Dewitt Jones, was one of the highlights. You can check out his presentation and inspiring message, Celebrate What’s Right With the World, here.

There is always something interesting to learn when looking into the routines and daily habits of geniuses, and while it’s not practical to model the habits of every genius, there are definitely some commonalities.

This is a great infographic from USANA about what and when to eat in order to fuel your body for weight loss.

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How to waste time in order to boost creativity. I wish I had this article to show high school English teacher.

Another great infographic shows 15 scientifically proven ways to be happier, and it’s no surprise that a lot of it has to do with health, relationships, and gratitude.

From Seth Godin:

Turning passion on its head

Instead of, “do what you love,” perhaps the more effective mantra for the entrepreneur, the linchpin and maker of change might be, “love what you do.”

If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we’re going to do important work.

Have a great weekend and love what you do.

Collette, loving what she is doing, conducting a team conference call in Bishop, California.

Collette, loving what she is doing, conducting a team conference call in Bishop, California.

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Weekly News, September 5th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

We are still on a high from USANA’s 2014 International Convention. Tim Haran does a great job re-capping his 5 most memorable moments. What are yours?

Social media was huge this year at convention. People live-tweeting, Instagramming and sharing all over social media with the #USANA14 hashtag. Are you new to social media? This is an excellent guide with some simple tips for Twitter newbies (and experts may learn something, too). Don’t forget to follow us @LarsenGlobal.

This is an excellent guide that covers social media marketing for absolute beginners.

An interesting, and counter-intuitive article that explores different traits of successful people.

This study shows that increasing exercise as you age (even after 65) decreases risk of a heart attack. Just another motivation to get off the couch.

An excellent article on framing your business as the superior option, not the cheapest option.

This article’s title, A Surprising Nutrient that Helps Kids Sleep, isn’t very surprising to people who use Biomega Jr.

We had such an amazing time at this year’s convention, and this picture, although blurry, captures the love and gratitude we have for all of USANA.

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Have a great weekend.

 

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Weekly News, August 1st

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

I really enjoyed this post about inhabiting the moment (and was reminded not to skim through it).

This article shares 6 important steps for developing a strong team, one of the most crucial skills in becoming a leader.

Do you love your customers?

Low levels of Vitamin D? A new study shows that taking a vitamin D supplement is the most significant way to improve vitamin D levels in the body.

10 scientifically backed ways to improve your creativity. Personally, I always feel more creative after exercise, and this is backed up in this Psychology Today article:

Sweat is like WD-40 for your mind-–it lubricates the rusty hinges of your brain and makes your thinking more fluid. Exercise allows your conscious mind to access fresh ideas that are buried in the subconscious.

A good article for those with kids at home during the summer (with parenting tips by the most awesome pediatrician ever, Dr. Christine Wood).

I hope everyone is having a great summer and is able to spend quality time with loved ones. We at Larsen Global were fortunate last week to have our own family reunion, and it was a fun-filled week full of great memories with sunny days full of surfing, hiking, swimming, barbecuing, and just spending quality time together. Here is a picture of the cousins hiking at Torrey Pines.

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Photo credit: Ryan Kaltenbach

Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, July 25th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Team USANA athletes are having a great summer.

Some great advice on building trust and credibility with your customers, including this piece of wisdom:

Above all, you must do what you say, when you said you would do it. This one skill alone will put you head and shoulders above your competition.

Looking to create a new habit? Whether it be health- or work-related, James Clear offers a great strategy guide.

A great way to start a new exercise habit is with Kathy Kaehler’s awesome 5-minute workout.

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Get out early to help with weight loss.

Have a great weekend, and if you have a chance to dance, do it like this guy.

 

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