Dear  Dave  ,

Last night our living room was filled with people participating with us in an Active Wellness Preview. My heart was full as we shared our business and product experiences.  I saw our guests’ eyes light up with enthusiasm as they experienced the products and they thought of people they knew who could benefit from what Nikken offers. Many were excited and anxious to share the good word.

Nikken attracts people who are caring and want to give. A study by the Harvard Business School found that “Happier people give more, and giving makes people happier, such that happiness and giving may operate in a positive feedback loop (with happier people giving more, getting happier, then giving even more).

The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.” –  John Ruskin

Statistics from a Bank of America study on High Net Worth Philanthropy concluded: “The act of giving not only creates happiness, but will almost certainly improve your own sense of well-being and self-worth. You may discover your sense of purpose and inner satisfaction.”

Wow!  Nikken is such a perfect vehicle to allow us to serve, to give back, to lift others, and to give hope…and we get paid for doing all this!  There’s just no better feeling than helping another person, and in Nikken we get to do that purposefully every day.

I recently read an article by Sharon Eubank, director of a large charity organization. She said:  “I want to tell you what I have seen that accomplishes the most lasting good. If you want to be involved in humanitarian service, this is the way, and I hope this is what you will remember.  YOU are the gift.  You yourself are the gift. It is not the clothing, the hygiene kits, the school desks, or the water wells. It is you!

    What would it look like if each of us were our own ‘well-stocked humanitarian organization?’  Instead of just giving out tangible goods in foreign locations, what if we had the richness of dispensing healing, friendship, respect, peaceful dialogue, sincere interest, protective listening to children, birthday remembrances, and conversations with strangers? What if that was what your humanitarian organization did? This kind of humanitarian work can be done by anybody, and it can be done at any time. You don’t need warehouses or fundraising or transportation. You can be perfectly responsive to any need that comes to you, wherever you are.”

Nikken gives us a bold and vibrant call to action, and a definite plan to achieve our Big Hairy Audacious Goals. As we share what we have, and what we know, we can make a big ruckus!

Remember, YOU are the gift. You have what it takes. You are Awesome and Amazing!

I love you and I believe in YOU!

Valerie Johnson

    If I give you this bag of beans, I won’t have any more beans, Beans are scarce. If I teach you how to throw a frisbee, I’ll still know how to throw one. And you will too. The game is infinite if we choose it to be. Once more of us knows how, we’ll be able to play together. Teaching rewards us all. – Seth Godin