Her Name Is Rose

Dear Vitamist Family,

This was sent to me the other day by one of my best friends.   It toughed my heart and I thought I would share it with my Vitamist Family.  By the way, my Mother’s name was ROSE.

Her Name Is Rose

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being… She said, ‘Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?’

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, ‘Of course you may!’ and she gave me a giant squeeze.

‘Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?’ I asked.

She jokingly replied, ‘I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”No seriously,’ I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

‘I always dreamed of having a college education, and now I’m getting one!’ she told me.

After class, we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends.  Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop.  I was always mesmerized listening to this ‘time machine’ as she shared her wisdom and experience with me…

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon, and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up, and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester, we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed, she leaned into the microphone and simply said, ‘I’m sorry. I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent, and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.’

As we laughed, she cleared her throat and began, ‘ We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

 There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

 We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!

There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

 If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything, I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody! Can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets. She concluded her speech by courageously singing ‘The Rose…’

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can be.

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.

‘Good friends are like stars.

You don’t always see them,

But you know they are always there.’

 

From My Heart With LOV – Sari

 

What Does Holiday Mean?

H is for HOPE

This is the best time of year to be a “Hope promoter” and engage in conversations about the kind of incredible Hope that you now have for a great life, and how you are so thankful for your business. Hold conversations and create Hope in folks in the financial and Success parts of their life in 2017. Find out what they want and create Hope to obtain them with your company. “What would it mean to you to have the best year you ever had Financially in 2017?…I have an idea I would like to share with you…” Become a Hope promoter and change lives.

O is for ORGANIZE

Get organized.  Get your old leads out and put a plan together to send them a card, or give them a call, or contact them next year. Get organized in your follow-ups, and your potential leads for 2017, and your vehicles for lead generation. Get a system for recording them, and start treating your business like a business. Get organized with a tracking system, and become accountable to it.

L is for LISTEN

Listen during the Holidays like you never have before.  Listen to people who are not satisfied or happy with their jobs, and to those who are complaining about a lack of money. Listen to your friends about their plans for 2017 and see how you can integrate your business with them. Listen to your downline and increase your leadership with them.  Motivate them with words of encouragement to recruit and develop a more powerful group. Listen to your heart, and hear what’s it’s trying to tell you.  You may not be working hard enough in your business, as 90% of networkers never do.

I is for INCREASE

You MUST create an Increase in Focus, Mindset, and Heartset. You must move from a “lack” to an “increase” mentality in 2017; it will make you more magnetic when you are recruiting. You must focus on how you and your business can Increase other’s lives and futures, as well as your own. Then tell lots of people how to make that happen. You must create an “Environment of Increase” in your life and business, which will grow you and your skill set tremendously…

D is for DARE

Dare to go harder and recruit more next year than you ever have before. Dare to see further into the future with people and see Total Success for both them and you. Dare to step out of your Recruiting “Comfort Prison,” that you are in. Dare to engage in new tactics and strategies with the passion that they demand, and MASTER them. Dare to embrace the dreams of your prospect and show them how you can help them achieve these dreams. Dare to go beyond what you did this year, and make the Holidays a growth curve, not a slow curve!

A is for ACCELERATE

Accelerate your recruiting strategy this season. Do more. Go more. Talk more. See more people. Accelerate your goals to where they need to be to create something extraordinary with your business. Accelerate your prospect’s dreams and desires by talking about 2017 with them and finding out where they want to be. Then show them how to accelerate their chances of obtaining them.

Y is for YES

Say YES to your success in recruiting and creating a massive group. Too many times we say NO because we are so used to limiting ourselves. Say YES to people who tell you NO. YES, you understand, YES, you will be successful, and YES their “NO” doesn’t bother you. Say YES to Exploding your business right out of the gate in 2017. Recruit with a fervor never seen before, and with that type of YES focus, it will be hard to tell you NO. Say YES to talking to more people during the holidays than you ever have, and say YES to collecting more NOs than you ever have. KILLER Secret: Whoever collects the most NOs… gets rich.

Evaluating Health Information on the Internet

The growing popularity of the Internet has made finding health information easier and faster. Much of the information on the Internet is valuable; however, the Internet also allows rapid and widespread distribution of false and misleading information. You should carefully consider the source of information you find on the Internet and discuss that information with your health care provider. This fact sheet can help you decide whether the health information you find on the Internet or receive by e-mail is likely to be reliable.

Any Web site should make it easy for you to learn who is responsible for the site and its information.  If the person or organization in charge of the Web site did not write the material, the Web site should clearly identify the original source of the information.

Who runs the Web site?

Any Web site should make it easy for you to learn who is responsible for the site and its information. Websites that do not provide this information cannot be relied upon.  There is no way to know if they are associated with a business, if they have a political agenda or if they even know what they are talking about.

Who pays for the Web site?

It costs money to run a website. The source of a website’s funding should be clearly stated or readily apparent. For example, the U.S. government funds websites with addresses ending in “.gov,” educational institutes maintain “.edu” sites, noncommercial organizations’ addresses often use “.org,” while “.com” denotes a commercial organization (businesses). A Web site’s source of funding can affect the content it presents, how it presents that content, and what the owner wants to accomplish on the site.

What is the Web site’s purpose?

The person or organization that runs a website and the site’s funding sources determine the site’s purpose. Many Web sites have a link to information about the site, often called “About This Site.” This page should clearly state the purpose of the site and help you evaluate the trustworthiness of the site’s information. Although many legitimate websites sell health and medical products, keep in mind that the site owner’s desire to promote a product or service can influence the accuracy of the health information they present. Looking for another source of health information that is independent and unbiased can help you validate the accuracy of the material presented on a Web site.  In other words, while we at VitaMist post health tips to aid you, please do not hesitate to double check our information with unbiased sources!  Think of it as getting a second opinion.

What is the original source of the website’s information?

Many health and medical Web sites post information that the owner has collected from other Web sites or sources. If the person or organization in charge of the site did not write the material, they should clearly identify the original source.

How does the Web site document the evidence supporting its information?

Websites should identify the medical and scientific evidence that supports the material presented on the site. Medical facts and figures should have references (such as citations of articles published in medical journals). Also, opinions or advice should be clearly set apart from information that is “evidence based” (that is, based on research results). Testimonials from people who said they have tried a particular product or service are not evidence based and usually cannot be corroborated.

Who reviewed the information before the owner posted it on the Web site?

Health-related websites should give information about the medical credentials of the people who prepared or reviewed the material on the Web site. For example, the Office of Dietary Supplements Web site, where VitaMist gets much of its information,  contains fact sheets about vitamins minerals and other dietary supplements. These documents undergo extensive scientific review by recognized experts from the academic and research communities.

How current is the information on the Web site?

Experts should review and update the material on Web sites on a regular basis. Medical information needs to be current because medical research is constantly coming up with new information about medical conditions and how best to treat or prevent them. Web sites should clearly post the most recent update or review date. Even if the information has not changed in a long time, the site owner should indicate that someone has reviewed it recently to ensure that the information is still valid.

What information about users does the Web site collect, and why?

Web sites routinely track the path users take through their sites to determine what pages people are viewing. However, many health-related Web sites also ask users to “subscribe” to or “become a member” of the site. Sites sometimes do this to collect a user fee or select relevant information for the user. The subscription or membership might allow the Web site owner to collect personal information about the user.

Any Web site asking you for personal information should explain exactly what the site will and will not do with the information. Many commercial sites sell “aggregate” data—such as what percent of their users take dietary supplements—about their users to other companies. In some cases, sites collect and reuse information that is “personally identifiable,” such as your ZIP code, gender, and birth date. Be certain to read and understand any privacy policy or similar language on the site and do not sign up for anything that you do not fully understand.

How does the Web site manage interactions with users?

Web sites should always offer a way for users to contact the Web site owner with problems, feedback, and questions. If the site hosts a chat room or some other form of online discussion, it should explain the terms of using the service. For example, the site should explain whether anyone moderates the discussions and, if so, who provides the moderation and what criteria the moderator uses to determine which comments to accept and which to reject. Always read online discussions before participating to make sure that you are comfortable with the discussion and with what participants say to one another.

How can you verify the accuracy of information you receive via e-mail?

Carefully evaluate any e-mail messages you receive that provide health-related information. Consider the message’s origin and purpose. Some companies or organizations use e-mail to advertise products or attract people to their Web sites. A critical eye is warranted if an individual or company is promoting a particular medical product or service in an e-mail without providing supporting medical evidence.

With all of the misinformation ou there, it can be easy to get caught up in health trends and marketing ploys that serve no purpose beyond emptying your wallet, or a raising panic over “issues” that are not worth fretting over at all.  So verify that health blog’s sources, check where your friend got the information they posted on Facebook, and by all means, double check VitaMist’s health tips before you take action, and certainly before you repost the disinformation yourself.

The Massage Therapy Industry Names VitaMist the 2016 Product of the Year

Vitamist Named Product of the Year

President William Deihl Accepted the Award at the 2016 World Massage Festival and Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

VitaMist, founders of vitamin spray technology and the leading distributor of spray supplements, announced today that it had been named the 2016 Product of the Year by the massage therapy community at the World Massage Festival. Company president William Deihl was in Atlantic City to accept the award.  He spoke with those attending about the positive benefits of nutrition and promoting the concept of “diet support,” the idea that changing your diet should not be painful, and should be for life,  rather than harmful weight loss plans that involve drugs, unreasonable menus, and questionable supplements.

 2016 Product of the Year

VitaMist is honored to be named the 2016 Product of the Year,” Mr. Deihl said.  “The highly complementary combination of massage therapy and nutrition work in concert to improve health and support our bodies. Through a whole body view of health maintenance, addressing diet, nutrition, exercise, and rehabilitation we are better able to support our customers, promote healthy habits and prevent health issues.”

 

World Massage FestivalThe World Massage Festival’s stated mission is, “To honor those who built the bridges for our profession, to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists about different types of massage and to have fun.” In 2006, The Massage Therapy Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals and company’s within the massage therapy industry and related fields who advance the massage profession.

 

The Festival is an annual event that travels around the country with the help of founders, Mike Hinkle & Cindy Michaels, and a group of volunteers who support their mission. Their ultimate goal is to provide all therapists with an opportunity to study with the leaders of the massage industry at a cost that is affordable. Mike and Cindy believe every massage therapist should be able to learn from the masters, and they do their best to make it happen.

 

VitaMist Spray Vitamins stands at the leading edge of the Nutrition Industry. They provide vitamin and mineral food supplements for a new generation of health care providers and educated consumers. They have developed numerous products to fit the needs of customers worldwide. Presently, VitaMist’s products are being successfully marketed throughout the United States and abroad via select distribution channels. Among these are a multi-media marketing operation and a direct customer service organization which account for millions of units sold. VitaMist distributes a broad range of products for use by trained professionals and their customers.

 

World Massage Festival Conference HallIn addition to their retail products, VitaMist offers free health articles online at vitamist.com, stressing the importance of proper diet and exercise, rather than resorting to harmful supplements and medications.  Additionally, the company provides free nutritional coaching via phone for all of their customers and seminars at various conferences throughout the United States.

 

“We want to educate consumers who have been misinformed by malicious marketing campaigns for years.  There are healthy solutions to many of your health problems, and most of these solutions don’t have a price tag attached.”

 

VitaMist reiterated that they, “… are honored to receive the 2016 Product of the Year Award from an organization as caring, reputable and charitable as The World Massage Festival. VitaMist supports their mission and looks forward to many more years of making people healthy.”