Weekly News, Jan. 24th

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.

Weekly NewsThis week, we were lucky to have Becky Lawson join us for our Larsen Global podcast. She offers some great approach tips, and some insights on intention. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, we highly recommend it.

In the podcast, Becky talks about seting your intention and being on time for something that is important to you. This article covers 4 Habits of Punctual People.

On Monday, we honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are 7 Simple Entrepreneurship Lessons taken from the teachings and actions of this great man.

I can’t believe this wasn’t headline news on every news channel this week: Eating Chocolate May Keep You Slim and Sharpen your Mind.

USANA’s own Kathy Kaehler and Jen Groover contribute to this article on 9 Ways to Trick Yourself into Healthier Habits.

This is a very good podcast on relationship marketing and how to make connections using social media that turn into meaningful relationships.

Some leadership lessons learned while scaling Mt. Everest.

Need another reason to be active? A recent article in The New York Times shows how inactivity changes the brain.

Lacking motivation to get moving? This video gets me every time. Just be careful that there are no brick walls around; you may just want to run through one.

Have a great weekend.

 

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USANA Podcast — Becky Lawson

Craig and Becky LawsonIn our latest podcast, Becky Lawson discusses how she and Craig got started in USANA, their Why, intention, and she offers some great tips on approaching others.

Craig and Becky Lawson are Diamond Directors from Canada and have been in USANA for 10 years this March.

You can listen to the podcast by pressing the “play” button below (note: if you are receiving this article as an email subscription, you will need to click here to listen to the podcast with your web browser). To subscribe to our podcasts through iTunes, click here, or click the iTunes image below.

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Weekly News, Jan 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.

Weekly NewsUSANA had an amazing 2013, check out some of the nearly 100 awards and accolades it received last year.

With the Winter Olympics approaching, USANA athletes are preparing to compete. USANA has been a strong supporter of the U.S. Women’s ski-jumping team, and their quest to compete in the Olympics for the first time. We are looking forward to cheering for these strong and determined women. This video is a nice profile of U.S. ski-jumper Sarah Hendrickson. To read more about the fight for inclusion, check out this article in Outside Magazine.

An interesting, and easy technique to control high blood pressure from Dr. Weil.

How many of these 19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful do you do? My favorite: “You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.”

An inspiring video of a woman who takes a time-lapse of herself as she visits the gym for 100 days. GiveIt100.com is a great site that offers motivation and tracking of 100-day goals.

Dr. Libby shares her thoughts on vegetables, including why they are vital for optimal health, and how to increase your intake of these superfoods.

We have been blessed to get to know and work with Derek and Kinzie Lee, and are so proud to watch them emerge as leaders in USANA. In What’s Up USANA’s latest profile, Derek shares how he recently turned in his resignation letter and decided to work USANA full-time.

Watching the NFL playoffs this weekend? Check out this commercial of the Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman, and how he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to play at the highest level.

Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, Jan. 3rd

Happy New Year!

We at Larsen Global have been busy planning and strategizing for the upcoming year. It is going to be a phenomenal year, and we are so excited to continue to grow our USANA team, and to continue to share the USANA vision with others.

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.

The deadline to sign up for USANA’s Reset Weight Loss Challenge is this Monday, January 6th. This 12-week weight-loss challenge is open to USANA associates and preferred customers. If you are not a USANA associate and would like more information on joining the challenge, you can contact us directly.

Does sleep cleanse the brain? There is a reason that sleep is essential to good health. Trouble sleeping, USANA’s Pure Rest can help.

Even though most of the holiday parties have passed this year, this great advice from Darren Hardy on How to Chitchat is useful for creating meaningful conversations year-round.

If you live in an area of high pollution, USANA’s Supplement Spotlight on the HeatlhPak provides good information on helping your body protect itself.

How you answer the best job interview question ever could reveal how effective a leader you are.

This company institutes a no email during vacation policy, and also a longer lunch in order to workout. It seems to be working for them.

This short, and beautifully animated video explains the distinction between empathy and sympathy.

We hope you have a great week, and a strong start to a prosperous and healthy new year.

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Weekly News, Dec. 20th

We hope that you are enjoying this new feature of our Larsen Global blog. We will continue to compile 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.

As the year comes to a close, it is a great time to reflect on the past year and start looking forward to the coming year. These two articles from Entrepreneur magazine will help get your new year started on the right foot:

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. and

4 Ways to Get Into a Positive Mindset for the New Year

There was an opinion piece recently published in a medical journal regarding vitamins. Here are two great responses to that piece:

Dr. Weil’s The Value of Vitamins and this article from NaturalNews.com. The best advice is to stick to pharmaceutical-grade, independently tested and verified supplements.

USANA’s Reset Weight Loss Challenge starts January 6th, but you can sign up now. This 12-week weight-loss challenge is open to USANA associates and preferred customers. If you are not a USANA associate and would like more information on joining the challenge, you can contact us directly.

If you are going to enter the Reset Challenge, this video on the calories in children’s fast food meals is eye-opening.

This article by Carmen Marshall is a good reminder to take it easy on yourself.

If you’re going to follow one link from this week’s news, follow this one on How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love.

I loved this holiday video of a magic piano.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and enjoy your weekend.

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Weekly News, Dec. 13th

We hope that you are enjoying this new feature of our Larsen Global blog. We will continue to compile 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.

Content marketing, or creating written and visual content to generate interest in a business (which sounds surprisingly similar to plain old marketing), works. Here are some tips on spreading the word using your own original content.

Some simple tips on how to be more productive.

Have you ever tried creating an email newsletter? Here are some tips for effective email marketing.

The right company at the right time…from LinkedIn’s Big Ideas 2014: Creating a Culture of Health:

The U.S. spends $2.7 trillion a year on health care, more than any other country by far, and yet we are not healthy. Lots of people know this state of affairs is not sustainable. They also know that, to create a healthier nation, we must focus on more than just treating illness. We must create opportunities to pursue the healthiest lives possible, wherever we live, work, learn, and play.

Go Alec! USANA’s compliance manager in Taiwan, Alec Lao, is running his 15th marathon of the year on Dec. 22nd. Good luck.

This article makes me proud to be associated with USANA, a force for good in the corporate world.

Loved this video from Kate Northrup on money and value.

This video will definitely get you in the holiday spirit.

Enjoy the holidays, and have a great weekend.

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

– Hamilton Wright Mabie

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Weekly News, Dec. 6th

We hope that you are enjoying this new feature of our Larsen Global blog. We will continue to compile 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 hope everyone here in the U.S. had a great Thanksgiving last week. This USANA post on Taking Time and Giving Thanks was a nice reminder.

After a nice Thanksgiving feast, my thoughts turned to healthy eating. This thoughtful video from Dr. Weil on the future of organic foods goes into some of the bureaucracy of organics and private gain vs. public good.

Do you know what is in your supplements? It’s always nice to see USANA’s guarantee of potency and purity verified by independent testing.

Along those lines, this is a great interview with Dr. Brian Dixon, USANA’s director of new product development on why USANA chooses science over speed in their product development.

If you have daughters or granddaughters, this is a beautiful article about 10 things a mother wanted her daughter to know about working out.

The greatest networkers tell the best stories. Here’s a list of 10 honest and helpful public speaking tips, and a piece from Seth Godin about two errors that lead to fear in public speaking.

Enjoy this gorgeous time-lapse video and message of peace from the International Space Station.

Have a great weekend.

 

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Weekly News, Nov. 22nd

We hope that you are enjoying this new feature of our Larsen Global blog. We will continue to compile 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.

Last week, the American Heart Association updated their cholesterol guidelines. This doctor’s measured response goes into what he sees as good, as well as what is concerning with the new guidelines. We appreciate the Dr.’s emphasis on nutrition and lifestyle changes.

A recent study on nutritional supplements showed that what is on the label is often not what is in the bottle. It’s reassuring to be aligned with USANA, a company that guarantees potency, and that the label matches the product. This is a great article about knowing what is in your supplements.

This radio interview with Tom Corley is interesting and goes into habits that successful people share. How many of these habits do you share?

A great TED talk on nurturing creativity. If you have children or grandchildren, you should watch this one.

To quote one of my favorite TV shows, “winter is coming.” Here are some great winter skincare tips from USANA.

Enjoy this beautiful video of a well-spent coin.

Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, Nov. 15th

We hope that you are enjoying this new feature of our Larsen Global blog. We will continue to compile 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.

First and foremost, USANA has a strong presence in the Philippines, and we all have been saddened and shocked by the typhoon and its aftermath. If you would like to help, you can donate to the USANA True Health Foundation where 100% of your donation goes to those in need.

These are some powerful words from Seth Godin. “The future belongs to those that care and those that believe.”

A very informative article from Dr. Weil on The Science of Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition, including answers to why you should take multivitamins, how can antioxidants help you, and how you should balance your diet.

I love it when I find articles that carrie over the wisdom and lessons from sports to success in business. This is a great tip on how to draw on lessons from marathon training and apply them to business success.

Zak joined Ryan for our latest Larsen Global podcast, and they discussed the common traits among USANA leaders. Have a listen.

Finally, apropos of nothing, Dinovember is awesome.

Have a great weekend.

 

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USANA Podcast — Zachary Ross on Traits for Success

Zachary Ross on USANA's center stage

Zachary Ross on USANA’s center stage

While all the leaders in USANA have different personalities and leadership styles, they share common and consistent leadership traits. Zachary joins Ryan for our latest podcast, and they discuss these common traits and how you can emulate these traits on your own road to success. Zachary offers leadership anecdotes from emerging leaders in Larsen Global including Lisa Whitall, Ricardo Pena, Derek and Kinzie Lee, Dr. Scott Echols, Dr. Rick Lusk, and Cody Stevens.

You can listen to the podcast by pressing the “play” button below (note: if you are receiving this article as an email subscription, you will need to click here to listen to the podcast with your web browser). To subscribe to our podcasts through iTunes, click here, or click the iTunes image below.

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