My Journey (Part 5 And Beyond)

My Journey (Part 5 and beyond)

  • August 7, 2015

Over the past few weeks, I've shared some glimpses of the journey my life has taken.  While I'm continuing to write about my journey, I won't be sharing it on my blog.  The rest of my story, including many of the events, experiences and people that shaped my life will be in my upcoming book.  I'm excited to share this with you!  I'll continue to share blog posts regularly and even give some 'sneak peeks' of what will be in the book, so keep coming back.

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My Journey (Part 4) Be Quick To Forgive

My Journey (Part 4) Be Quick to Forgive

  • August 2, 2015

Learning and experience came quickly for me as President and CEO of Nature's Sunshine Products.  Within a year, our MLM business was larger and growing faster than our health food store business.  Pressure was mounting from the distributor force for us to stop selling to that market.  They didn't want competition.  A decision had to be made.  The decision to discontinue the health food store business was one of my worst decisions I could have made. We soon had other competitors enter into the health food space and nothing was gained by our distributors by that move.  In fact it was worse.  I have often thought that had we remained supplying that market we could have controlled the product mix and pricing and kept it better for us and our distributors.  Nevertheless, we moved forward, dropping that segment of business and continued to grow every month. Soon I learned that you can't please all of your distributors all of the time.  A giant decision had to be made.  Two of our top female distributors each had an opposing viewpoint.  Whatever the outcome, one would not be happy.  After much deliberation and prayer, I made up my mind.  The leader whose…

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