MLM Weekly News: Health & Wellness Heading Torwards $1 Trillion Dollars Plus Some Other Great News & Info

This week held both excitement and sadness in the network marketing community. We lost a direct selling icon this week, as Zig Ziglar went home to be with his Lord. But we also saw some exciting news come out from top leaders and companies around the globe.

Zig Ziglar Dies at 86Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar, the man of a million motivational maxims who bucked up and cheered on three generations of American business strivers over a 40-year international speaking career, died near his home in Plano, Texas, on Wednesday after a brief battle with pneumonia. He was 86. His son, Tom Ziglar, announced Mr. Ziglar’s death in an email to the corporate mailing list of the family’s motivational business.

A onetime cookware salesman who boasted he was “born in L.A. — Lower Alabama,” Mr. Ziglar wrote the 1975 motivational book, “See You At The Top,” but it was rejected by 30 firms before finding a backer in a small Louisiana publishing house.

The book went on to sell more than a quarter of a million copies and remains in print 37 years later. In all, Mr. Ziglar “has written more than 30 sales and motivational books, 10 of which have appeared on best-seller lists and have been translated into more than 36 different languages,” according to an official biography.

“Though his time on earth has ended, he is speaking with Jesus now in his heavenly home,” read a statement on Mr. Ziglar’s corporate home page. “The angels in heaven are rejoicing, and his family is celebrating a life well-lived.”

If Mr. Ziglar, who regularly brought his daylong, star-studded motivational extravaganzas to arenas and conference centers around the District, had a mantra, it was a creed forged in his hardscrabble days of door-to-door sales: “You can have everything in life that you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.” His steady rise to the top of the motivational game, as he saw it, merely confirmed the rightness of his think-positive approach to work and to life.

Finding little success at first, Mr. Ziglar was encouraged by his supervisor, and results followed. In his books and speeches, Mr. Ziglar recalled how he found those keys to human relations that opened doors: being focused on what the other person/customer wants; meeting or exceeding expectations; and remaining friendly and upbeat in the face of life’s challenges. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last,” Mr. Ziglar noted in one of his dozens of quotable maxims liberally sprinkled throughout his pep talks. “Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend [both] daily.

Mr. Zigler’s peripatetic speaking career reached hundreds of thousands of salesmen, corporate executives, business owners and would-be entrepreneurs, many of whom issued Facebook tributes Wednesday as news of his passing spread. “I had the privilege of hearing Zig speak on more than one occasion, and will always treasure the book that he signed for me,” recalled Bob Loudermilk, owner of Wichita, Kan.-based Quantum Expositions International Inc. “Zig Ziglar impressed me as a man of integrity — one who walked his talk.”

Mr. Ziglar was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Coffee County, Alabama, the 10th of 12 children. His father died when Zig was 5 years old. At age 6, the first-grade student began selling peanuts on the streets of Yazoo City, Mississippi. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the World War II, he studied at the University of South Carolina, marrying his wife Jean, who survives him. Seeking to earn more for his young family, Mr. Ziglar went into direct sales and ultimately found his calling.

In 1972, as his public speaking career was starting, Mr. Ziglar underwent a religious conversion, becoming a born-again Christian. He incorporated references to faith into his public talks, despite warnings that this would be career suicide. Against expectations, his faith helped to connect him to his audiences. Mr. Ziglar became a lifetime member of the National Speakers Association and was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame.

Mr. Ziglar retired from public speaking in 2010, three years after a fall down a flight of stairs left him with short-term memory problems. His son Tom Ziglar and daughter Julie Ziglar Norman are among the family members who run the Ziglar Inc., publishing and speaking business. The company includes more than a dozen other speakers who advocate “The Ziglar Way.”


Spearheaded by Vollara’s Chairman and CEO, Joe Urso, the company has introduced a new program called GTO, or Green Technology Open House, which is a high-touch, relational way to encourage personal communication and good stewardship through healthy living.

The Vollara business model has typically been a direct sales, person-to-person business. The introduction of GTO creates a home-based atmosphere similar to a party plan model, whereby independent business owners walk guests through a scripted demonstration of Vollara’s technology products in a real live setting where there is nothing to buy and nothing to join. The only request that is made is to become an Authorized Field Tester. A series of steps are given to the GTO attendee so they can put the technology through a 3-5-day workout. After this whole home cleansing, the company found that people have responded with strong interest in hosting a GTO or owning the technology.

Vice President of Sales and Health Science Troy Sanford says, “Our message is really resonating with the people who attend the GTO. They discover new ways to live healthier, greener lives. Having fun by ‘WOWing’ people with pure living products and earning great money is a recipe for viral success.”

Source: Direct Selling News

Health and Wellness the Trillion Dollar Industry in 2017: Key Research Highlights

Analyst Insight by Ewa Hudson, Global Head of Health and Wellness Research at Euromonitor International

Strong recovery of the global health and wellness market is on the way, with sales recording 6.5% value growth (fixed exchange rates) in 2011. Products offering specific health benefits, such as fortified/functional, or those renowned for their natural health properties drove value sales, with rates above 7%. Growth was further fuelled by the developments in the emerging markets as China and Brazil alone contributed US$15 billion in new sales that year. Steady real term growth of 7.2% (current prices) is expected to continue to 2017, with global health and wellness sales on the way to hit a record high of US$1 trillion by 2017.

Source: Euromonitor International

Source: Direct Selling News

Launched on Sept. 21, Solavei members are taking advantage of the only mobile phone service offering a $49 per month unlimited voice, text and data plan, along with the ability to earn recurring monthly income by signing up other members.

Rather than spending millions of dollars advertising to get its message out and using retail stores to distribute its services, Solavei, in strategic partnership with T-Mobile, relies on its members to share the service with their friends and family and directly compensates them for their efforts. The more than 65,000 members using Solavei’s contract-free mobile service are essentially serving as moving points of distribution, adding new customers by sharing through word-of-mouth and personal social media connections. “We created Solavei and our social commerce platform to give people the opportunity to earn income by sharing a service they are already using every day,” said Ryan Wuerch, Founder and CEO of Solavei. “With more than 300 million mobile phone subscribers in the U.S., it’s time to shift the billions of dollars the large wireless carriers spend on advertising to the greatest advertiser in the world—people.”

Members who choose to share the Solavei Mobile Service with others through its social commerce platform can use the money to offset their monthly bill and even have the opportunity to generate recurring monthly income. Solavei offers a highly efficient and scalable means to both consume and distribute mobile service.

Source: Direct Selling News

Garrett & Sylvia McGrath, are very close friends of mind. ANd every chance I get to share with the world something about their team’s (Team Inspirit) success, I try and do it!

Here is what Garrett wrote on his Facebook wall…

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to EVERYONE for your congratulations and such kind words!!!! This is absolutely a TEAM ACHIEVEMENT!!!! :):) We feel so blessed to have such amazing partners – Trey White, Brent Hicks, and the entire world class corporate team at EvolvHealth – and we feel so humbled to have the honor of linking arms and linking aims every day with so many of you – so many brilliant friends and true Servant Leaders who are spreading HOPE around the world…YOU ALL deserve HUGE CONGRATULATIONS for this milestone, which represents so many Rank Advancements and Life Advancements for you, your teams, and so many families – and so many more to come! This is just the beginning for everyone! We thank all of you and we are looking forward to helping you achieve all your dreams!!! All of us, together, we are H.O.P.E… Helping Other People Evolv! Thank you again!!!! :):)

Cheers & lots of love, Garrett & Sylvia & the McGrath family”

What makes this achievement so unique in my eyes, is this… Over the last year, Sylvia has been battling with what started out as life threatening health issues. And Garrett had just been elected as President of the ANMP (Association of Network Marketing Professional), through all these issues and life changes, their team rallied around them, and won a $100,000 dollar bonus from Evolv Health.

My hat is off to Garret & Sylvia McGrath and the whole Team Inspirit family.

In the next couple of weeks, I am going to do an interview with Garrett & Sylvia because I want everyone to know their story. They are like so many in the network marketing community. They have been hurt, had their checks cut, and had companies leave them. Yet, they have overcome all this, plus so much more to help lead a team of great folks.

MLM Editorial: Is The Empower Network The Next Zeek Rewards – What Does Your Network Marketing Company Say?

Well, I am sure the title of this editorial “Is The Empower Network The Next Zeek Rewards?” caused you to pause and ask your own question… What is Troy Dooly talking about? Well first let me state right off the bat, I am not talking about the Empower Network being called a ponzi. No my thoughts go way deeper than legal issues, it’s about something far deeper… Behavior Issues… Behaviors of companies and distributors! (Read The Whole Editorial)


MLM News Report: Concerning News About Garrett & Sylvia McGrath Of Evolv Health, BK & Courtney Boreyko Celebrate Twins, & More MLM news

This weeks MLM News Report is a very special report covering some great MLM Leaders like Garrett & Sylvia McGrath and BK & Courtney Boreyko.

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Troy Dooly Launches New E.P.I.C. Coaching Series & Monthly Membership Program At MLM Help Desk.

You can learn more by visiting the Membership Page here at MLM Help Desk

Garrett & Sylvia McGrath, President and First Lady of the ANMP (Association of Network Marketing Professionals) and Top Leaders at Evolv Health, were informed this week that Sylvia has blood clots in her lungs. She was prescribed Xarelto but now we know that there are many side effects of Xarelto. Please keel this family in your prayers.

BK & Courtney Boreyko Founders Of VEMMA Nutrition Company are pleased to announce the birth of their two newest additions.

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DSA Member Company News

AdvoCare has signed a deal to be the first jersey sponsor of FC Dallas, a Major League Soccer club. The partnership puts AdvoCare on the front of every FC Dallas jersey and all team gear. AdvoCare will have a major presence throughout the FC Dallas stadium and complex, as well as in team media and promotional initiatives. The sponsorship also places the company on FC Dallas Academy and Youth jerseys.

Ambit Energy recently hosted a KidSwing Golf Tournament in Dallas, Texas. The event raised more than $121,000 for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. More than 250 children, their families and 100 volunteers participated in the nine-hole, best-ball scramble. The money will go toward the renovation of Allan Shivers Park, a recreational haven for patients, families and the community, located on the hospital’s grounds. The drinking fountain found here will also be upgraded and outfitted with filters and softeners.

Amway India is looking into setting up a manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu. The proposed project would be the company’s first production facility in the country.

Avon has launched a corporate responsibility blog, called Avon’s Calling, as part of the company’s efforts to communicate and be transparent to the general public. New content will post every Tuesday, covering ideas, news and perspectives relevant to Avon’s three mission areas—which include empowering women, sustainability and philanthropy—as well as the wide-ranging areas encompassed by the ever-changing concept of corporate responsibility. The primary bloggers will be Avon’s Corporate Responsibility team, including Tod Arbogast, Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, and Susan Arnot Heaney, Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility. This blog is in addition to the beauty blog, Avon Insider, which launched earlier this year.

In other company news, Avon India is planning to invest $8 million to build a second manufacturing plant in the country. The new plant will be built over the next three years and will be in addition to the plant the company has in Dehradun with an annual production capacity of 50 million units.

The Mary Kay Museum in Dallas, Texas, was voted No. 1 on “The Top 10 Sights to See in Dallas” list, according to a recent poll by Transition Optical and the Town of Addison, Texas. The poll ranked the Mary Kay Museum first among the JFK Memorial, Cowboys Stadium and other popular Dallas-area attractions, including the Fort Worth Stockyards.

In other company news, Mary Kay India announced the opening of its new office in Ludhiana. The company would like to establish a presence throughout the entire country over the next two years and plans to invest $20 million in the country over the next five years.

Primerica was announced as the 2012 Corporation of the Year at the Atlanta Council of Volunteer Administrators awards celebration for its support of worthy causes and sustained volunteer outreach commitment to the community.

Reliv was named one of St. Louis’s Top Workplaces by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Top Workplaces evaluates companies through a 25-question employee survey based on direction, execution and connection. “The fact that we didn’t even nominate ourselves, that employees nominated Reliv on their own accord, speaks volumes as to just how much our staff believes in what we do,” said company Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer R. Scott Montgomery.

When is the Right Time to Sell?

on June 20, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The art of making a sale varies widely from person to person. Everyone has his or her own style of salesmanship, so it can be difficult to figure out how to approach the process, especially if you are new to selling. However, there a few basics to follow that apply to making a sale no matter what your own style of selling is. Read on to find out when the best time is to sell.

The right time is when…

A problem can be solved with your product. Part of your job is to educate consumers about why they may have a need for what you are offering. For instance, a business person that sells luxury bedding shares her expertise about the positive effects that proper bedding can have on one’s quality of sleep. This leads the customer to reflect upon how his lack of sleep has negatively impacted certain aspects of his life. He now sees that he has a need for the product because it will solve a problem and improve his mood and productivity. When your product is the solution to a problem, the time to sell it is now.

The problem can be solved immediately. The customer should be able to get instant gratification or something close to it when purchasing your product to solve a problem. Back to the luxury bedding example, the consultant gives the customer a list of ways he will notice improvements after just one night, 7 nights, and a month of sleeping on their line of bedding. Because these are tangible benefits that the customer will get right away, the product becomes much more attractive. It solves a problem and does it quickly, and when the customer agrees with that, then the time to sell is now.

You’re better than the competitors. You should always know where you stand against your competitors. It is not uncommon for a customer to make comparisons between your product and a competitor’s, and you may even be asked how yours differs from another. The luxury bedding business person would take this opportunity to point out her product’s higher thread count, its all-natural materials, and the company’s very competitive guarantee. When you can show the customer that he or she is making the right decision to buy from you instead of someone else, then the time to sell is now.

You can get it to them fast. After all this talk of luxury bedding and a discussion about how restful your nights will be, any customer would want to give the product a try right away. A customer never wants to hear that a product is backordered or will take longer than a few days to arrive. Even better than promising a fast shipment is having the inventory on hand for occasions such as these. Granted, it isn’t always possible or financially sound to keep a lot of inventory available, but there are advantages to doing so. Imagine being able to hand the bedding set to the customer that night and saying, “If you don’t sleep more comfortable tonight, I want you to send me a text and I will personally come to your house to refund your money.” When the customer can get a quick turnaround, the time to sell is now.

The above suggestions can apply to any product being sold by any type of personality. One of the keys to a successful career in sales is knowing when the sale is possible and likely to happen. How do you know when the right time is to sell?

Evolv Health Attracts Hector Valdes and Olga Cabrera MLM Leaders In The Hispanic Network Marketing Profession For Over 26 Years

Team Inspirit Garrett & Sylvia McGrath Founders

Dallas, TX, May 26, 2012 — EvolvHealth, LLC announced today that seasoned entrepreneurs, company owners, and top-earning network marketers, Hector Valdes and Olga Cabrera, will be joining Evolv and promoting the e84 Challenge.

Hector Valdes has been a major force in the Hispanic network-marketing industry for over 26 years, first as a top field leader, having worked with NSA and TravelMax, and then as owner of a network marketing company that generated over $300,000,000 in sales and developed over 350,000 distributors throughout Latin America. Most recently Hector and Olga have been owners of Miami, FL based American Network Solutions (ANS) with operations in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica and El Salvador. Olga Cabrera was in charge of ANS’s charitable division, which raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for impoverished children in Latin America, and was also the Director of a program called “Mujer de Conquista” (Empowered Women).

“When we found out that Evolv is committed to what will be the largest expansion into Latin America ever made by a network marketing company, it really got our attention. After taking a closer look at their world-class products, management team and extensive celebrity involvement, and finding out they had the vast capital base and experience necessary to execute their aggressive expansion plans, we knew Evolv was an opportunity that we could not afford to pass up. It makes a lot more sense to be part of the Evolv success story, than to watch it happen or try to compete with it,” said Hector Valdes.

According to Olga Cabrera, “The current situation with Evolv offered Hector and I and our teams an unprecedented opportunity to expand further a massive field team partnered with a company that is destined to break records, and in the process, help thousands of our friends and leaders in Latin America achieve a level of health and financial success that would not be possible without Evolv. We are also thrilled to be working together with world-class field leaders such as Rick & Michelle Teague, Jason & Michelle Fraser, and Garrett & Sylvia McGrath, and the entire Evolv corporate executive team.”

“We are excited that internationally-recognized leaders of the caliber of Hector Valdes and Olga Cabrera have chosen to partner with us at Evolv,” said Trey White, Chairman & Co-Founder of EvolvHealth. “They have built some of the largest teams ever throughout Latin America, and now they are bringing their tremendous leadership to EvolvHealth. Our mission of improving people’s health and wealth is perfectly and synergistically aligned with theirs. I believe they will be a key part of the Evolv success story in reaching our first milestone goal of helping 8.4 million people complete the e84 Health Challenge, especially throughout Latin America.”
“2012 will be a breakout year for Evolv based on astounding growth we have seen over the last two to three months. Having such accomplished leaders as Hector Valdes and Olga Cabrera join the Evolv family is another powerful indicator that the timing with EvolvHealth could not be better,” said Brent Hicks, CEO & Co-Founder of EvolvHealth.

EvolvHealth Ambassador Garrett McGrath said: “Hector Valdes and Olga Cabrera are accomplished network marketing company owners who, over their 26-year career, have reached the pinnacle of success in direct sales and network marketing. This dynamic couple provides passionate, principled, faith-filled servant leadership, and we are very proud to be partnering together with them, their leaders, and their entire team.”

Hector Valdes has been a major force in the Hispanic network-marketing industry for over 26 years, first as a top field leader, having worked with NSA and TravelMax, and then as owner of a network marketing company that generated over $300,000,000 in sales and developed over 350,000 distributors throughout Latin America. Most recently Hector and Olga have been owners of Miami, FL based American Network Solutions (ANS) with operations in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica and El Salvador. Olga Cabrera was in charge of ANS’s charitable division, which raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for impoverished children in Latin America, and was also the Director of a program called “Mujer de Conquista” (Empowered Women).

EvolvHealth is a health movement company that has set an initial goal to help 8.4 million people to realize their health, fitness, wellness and life goals by completing their own e84 Challenge. The e84 Challenge is powered by 4 core categories to creating better health: Nutrition, Exercise, Energy and Support. Evolv’s exclusive line of products and technologies are backed by science and proven results, and the e84 is supported by a one-of-a-kind Facebook App that helps Challengers stick to their e84 in a fun, social media format to reach their goals. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Evolv products and the e84 is marketed through a network of independent business owners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Please visit for more information about EvolvHealth.


Josh Higginbotham
President of EvolvHealth, LLC

Evolv Health Attracts Top Hispanic Leader Hector Valdes

Garrett & Sylvia McGrath Founders of Team Inspirt Attract MLM Powerhouses To The Evolv Team Cody McKinley & Chris Tinney

Garrett & Sylvia MrGrath called me on the phone to tell me the news about attracting Tinney and McKinley to the Team Inspirit and Evolv Health. Now for most folks this would not seem like a huge deal, unless you know who Cody McKinley and Chris Tinny are, and what they have accomplished over the last couple of decades. I share a little below, and next week will do live interviews with these two Network Marketing giants.

Team Inspirit Garrett & Sylvia McGrath Founders

Cody McKinley - Social Media & Network Marketing Expert

I do not know Cody McKinley personally, so there is not much I can tell you about who he is outside of MLM. But with Chris Tinny, it is a different story. Chris and I go back close to two decades. I have seen him at his best, and at his worst. I have cried with him, yelled at him, and celebrated for him, and he has taken his teams to the top of three different companies.

Chris Tinney

I remember one day sitting in my office, Chris had just shared how he was going to bring 1000 new people to the company in the next six months. I was respectful, and said “I hope so!” In four months, Chris and his team had attracted over 1000 new associates to not just my company, but his primary company as well. By the end of six months, that number was heading towards 2000 new associates.

Chris Tinney aka The MLM Gorilla Joins Team Evolv Health & Team Inspirit

Cody McKinley Social Marketing Pioneer Joins Evolv Health & Team Inspirit

MLM Company Review: Eovle Health Are They The Next MonaVie Offering Free Agents A New Home

Texas Millionaire Businessman and Serial Entrepreneur, Trey White has come on strong over the last few months as he and his team started to attract some of the most recognized names in MLM to help them pre-launch Evolv Health. Not since MonaVie have I seen so many free agents jumping into the same company.

Over the last few months top MLM leaders like Robert Dean (formerly of Noni and MonaVie), Mike Healy (formerly of XanGo), Ken Dunn (most recently of Max International), Garrett & Sylvia McGrath (most recently of EXLR8), and many others have joined Evolv Health to market this category creating Enhanced Water Beverage.

Let’s take a look at why one of these top founding distributors made the move to Evolv. Garrett & Sylvia McGrath researched 10 companies, after their former company pulled the compensation plan on them and their team.

Here is what Founder and CEO trey White has to say about his company…

Only time will tell about where this company will go. But over the next four articles we will cover the leadership, product, culture and future of Evolv.

Living An Epic Adventure,

Troy Dooly

Garrett & Sylvia McGrath Live The Three Characteristics Of A Servant Leader

Daily we read and hear about so called “leaders” who do nothing but look after their own self-interests.
But every now and then, we run across people who put others first. And this is what we call Servant Leadership.

The catalyst for this post today, is because this last month I had the privilege of being introduced to a true Servant Leader. Not because he told me he was one, but because his team proved he was one.

As a matter of fact, according to his team, his wonderful wife is the other half of this Servant Leadership story.

Garrett & Sylvia McGrath

Garrett & Sylvia McGrath

After talking with Garrett I decided to write this article.

The Three Characteristics of Servant Leaders:

1. They are Consensus Driven – True Servant Leaders, fully understand what Abrham Lincoln understood. That in order to bring unitity to any organization, you have to first surround yourself with people who will make up for your weaknesses. Servant Leaders understand there are no lone rangers. They create what Seth Godin calls a “Tribe.”

2. They Walk In Humility – In other words, they would rather talk about their team’s success, than they would to toot their own horn all the time. When Garrett and I spoke this last month, it seemed that every other setence he was talking about the success of one of his team members. From the small successes to the big ones. Servant Leaders live and die by their team’s success.

3. They Are Risk Takers – I am not talking about the typical risk taking that all leaders are willing to do. I am talking about the risk they take on those others have said are not worth it. They don’t care about the lack of pedigree, education, sir name or past occupation. All they care about, is the heart of the one they are mentoring. When they find people who are 100% commited on reaching their Chazown (Life Purpose), then they take the risk and in most cases, will mentor a person to reach beyond even what they thought was possible.

Now you know first hand the Three Characteristics you should be working to master. They are also the Characteristics you should be looking for in a Sponsor if you are looking to launch your Network Marketing Career, or are moving to a new company.

Never Give Up,

Troy Dooly