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The Future is Here

We’re nearing the end of 2022 and I’m inspired. It’s been a year to remember, one with obstacles and change, but also opportunity. For me, it’s an exciting time because I believe that despite the challenges we’re facing in the world, we’ve begun to understand why we need to act in order to secure a healthy future. 

Sunrise on the Nutrilite El Petacal farm in Ubajara, Mexico. 

We’re learning that problems can’t be passed on to the next generation anymore. There is an immediate need to work toward solutions, and I believe we are beginning to make tangible progress.  

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that my dad was deeply connected to the wonders of the universe. He understood how biological systems are intertwined with humanity, and that we shouldn’t take natural resources for granted. He saw the finite nature of our existence. And he realized how the components found in plants were instrumental to our health as a species.  

He clearly articulated the idea in this quote:  

“We are made of nothing but what plants provide and other substances available in the air and water of the earth, and so we are inescapably in and of the earth, and in and of the universe. If we cannot get what the plants provide, we cannot live.” 

Carl Rehnborg inspecting botanicals in 1953.

When I reflect on these words from my father, I think about the continued progress we need to make as a species to help prevent unhealthy outcomes and damage to the planet.  

Living in the future 

We need to continue to gain momentum and help people see that the best way to avoid problems occurring in the future is to act in the present and prevent them from happening in the first place.  

We shouldn’t be just reacting — for instance, many of our health problems can be avoided if we do simple things every day that keep our body and mind active and engaged. Waking up each day with a positive, healthy mindset positions us to learn, grow and find solutions to community issues that can affect the health of the entire world on a much broader level. 

In other words, you can act locally to make a difference globally. That’s how it starts. The impact we make each day compounds into future success.  

Here’s some of the progress I’m seeing: 

  • More power from renewable energy systems is coming online, helping us reduce pollution and power a cleaner future. 
  • Regenerative farming practices are helping remediate the land and bring soil back to its original nutrient-rich state. And many people are embracing circular economies and they are beginning to understand the importance of concepts like biomimicry. 
  • Diets are changing and reframing the idea of food security into nutrition security is helping people eat healthier and improve their quality of life. 
  • People are becoming more active and seeing that regular exercise increases our health span so that we might live beyond 100 years. 

Through this, Amway and Nutrilite continue to grow and build community. People are understanding how to be a product of the product and lead healthy lifestyles that others can follow. 

What could be better than that? 

2022 has been a good year. Here’s to a successful and healthy 2023! 

Cheers! 

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5 Ways to Remember Your Nutrilite Supplements

A family busy preparing a meal. Making a habit of taking your Nutrilite™ supplement with a regular meal can help you remember to take them.
A family busy preparing a meal. Making a habit of taking your Nutrilite™ supplement with a regular meal can help you remember to take them.

As the saying goes, food isn’t nutrition until you eat it. The same could be said for taking (or as I’d say “eating”) Nutrilite™ supplements. Trouble is, it can be difficult to shape the healthy habit of daily supplementation into a daily routine, especially when you’re just starting. If this is you, you’re not alone. Turning any behavior you want to do into an action that you actually do – consistently – requires more than a little nudge.

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Every Age Deserves the Nutrilite Advantage

That's me in the red jacket smiling for the aerial video as the 78-foot Double X sloop sails under the Golden Gate Bridge All hands were on deck for the beginning of this adventure to the South Seas. San Francisco, Calif., July 16, 2016. Photo: C. Woods.
That’s me in the red jacket smiling for the aerial video as the 78-foot Double X sloop sails under the Golden Gate Bridge All hands were on deck for the beginning of this adventure to the South Seas. San Francisco, Calif., July 16, 2016. Photo: C. Woods.

It’s a beautiful day out here in Telluride, Colorado. I can’t tell you how much joy it has been to be with my family enjoying the outdoors. Just the other day, I watched my youngest granddaughter ski. What a little marvel. She’s not even two, but she’s already on skis. It sure was fun to see her glide towards her mother’s outstretched arms. I wouldn’t be surprised if she is on the 2038 USA Olympic ski team. Yes, you can definitely say that I’m a proud granddad!

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My Dad & Lessons Learned in 1918

My father Carl F. Rehnborg at the “Gate from Altar of Temples.” Little did he realize the adventure he would soon embark upon. Beijing, China; May 30, 1917.
My father Carl F. Rehnborg at the “Gate from Altar of Temples.” Little did he realize the adventure he would soon embark upon. Beijing, China; May 30, 1917.

As I sit in my office, my mind drifts to my father. You may be surprised to learn that he was one of the nearly 500 million people — about one in three — caught in the crosshairs of the 1918 flu pandemic. Like many young healthy adults, he landed in the hospital, where this deadly flu almost cost him his life. 

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Find Your WHY, It Matters

An index card clipped to a string with the question, “WHY?” Find your purpose (your why) and you’ll be one step closer to achieving what you want in life.
An index card clipped to a string with the question, “WHY?” Find your purpose (your why) and you’ll be one step closer to achieving what you want in life.

I have been in the business of health for a long time. A long, long time. I often joke that I was the first lab rat for the Nutrilite™ brand because my mother ate Nutrilite supplements when she was pregnant with me. As a kid and teenager, I would help my dad in his lab. After I finished college and graduate school, I officially joined Nutrilite Products, Inc. to work in the Research & Development department. As the Nutrilite brand expanded its global reach over the decades, my responsibilities grew. Today, as the Global Nutrilite Brand Ambassador, I am so proud to be able to help millions of people around the world achieve optimal health with the Nutrilite brand and inspire others to do the same.

You could say Nutrilite is part of my DNA.

I can’t think of a better business to be in than the business of health. After all, good health is the foundation that we all need to stay active and enjoy a fulfilling life with purpose. Plus, choosing the business of health perfectly aligns with my life’s purpose, which must be why it feels so great.

When you find your purpose – your big reason for why you do what you do – I can almost guarantee that you’ll make better choices in every aspect of life, including your health. What’s more, you’ll be more likely to stay committed for a longer period of time.

Women among trees looking skyward with open arms. When you find your why, it’s easier to succeed in health, life and business.
Women among trees looking skyward with open arms. When you find your why, it’s easier to succeed in health, life and business.

An easier way to live with purpose

Most people typically focus on what they do or how they do it. A better approach is to start with your big reason why you do what you do. This is your life’s purpose. It’s not your job, it’s not what you do, and it’s not the money you make.

The writer Mark Twain said it best: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

So I encourage you to take a moment now and ask yourself, “Why do you to do what you do?”

Is it freedom? Is it to provide a comfortable lifestyle for your family? Is it to help people live better lives?

Find your purpose, and you’ll be amazed at how life falls into place to help you achieve it.

More benefits of living with purpose

Living a life with purpose has serious health benefits. In one fascinating study, researchers at University of Michigan surveyed nearly 7,000 mature adults living in the United States about their purpose in life. Those in the lowest life-purpose category were almost 2.5 times more likely to die from any cause compared to those in the highest category. Purposeful living, in general, was defined as a self-organizing life that stimulates goals, promotes healthy behaviors and gives meaning to life. The findings are published in the May 2019 issue of JAMA.

Two people stand by the saying, “Passion led us here.” Find your purpose, and you’ll be amazed at how life falls into place to help you achieve it.
Two people stand by the saying, “Passion led us here.” Find your purpose, and you’ll be amazed at how life falls into place to help you achieve it.

Better choices start with your big reason

There’s no debate that staying healthy (or living with purpose) takes work. I wish I had a shortcut to share, but in reality, I work at it just like everyone else. I stick to my morning Pilates. I choose to eat healthy meals and eat my Nutrilite supplements. I make it a priority to keep stress low and restful sleep high.

To be sure, it’s a whole lot easier to keep at it because of my big reason why. In short, I commit to these habits so I can do one thing:

I want to have the energy I need to be fully present in all that I do so that I can inspire people to achieve good health to reach their full potential.

Of course, the Nutrilite philosophy fits in beautifully with my life’s purpose.

The success you deserve starts when you find your WHY

Go ahead, find your big reason why you do the things you do. Make it one that excites you about getting up in the morning, one that inspires you to take on new challenges, and the one that helps you to chip away at any obstacles that keep you from all the success you deserve in health, life and business.

We all have one life to live, why not make it your best?

Cheers,

Dr. Sam Signature

 

 

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