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johnwoodenJohn Wooden was one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time.  During his 12 years of coaching at UCLA, he won 10 national championships.

Wooden’s relationship with his players was far greater than just a coach.  He taught his players valuable life tools to help them not only become good basketball players, but to also become men.  I believe everyone in USANA should learn, and practice, Wooden’s Two Sets of Threes.

In his book entitled, “Wooden, A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court,” Coach Wooden shares what his father called his “two sets of threes.”  The first set is about honesty…

  • Never lie
  • Never cheat
  • Never steal

The second set of threes was about dealing with adversity:

  • Don’t whine
  • Don’t complain
  • Don’t make excuses

According to Wooden, his dad’s two sets of threes served as a compass for trying to do the right thing and behaving in a proper manner.

Thought for the day– Are you doing all you can to be successful in USANA?

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good negotiationsTo many times during a conversation or negotiation I see one party disrespects another.  Nothing gets accomplished because feelings are hurt and pride overtakes common sense and good judgment.  Sometimes this can happen when you are discussing or presenting USANA to a new prospect who just is not getting it.

The best communicators (and USANA Associates) always separate the people from the problem.  While you can and should be passionate about your position, at the same you can and should treat the other person with with respect and dignity.

Thought for the day–  Treat people like you would like to be treated.

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Surround yourself with quality people

Always make an effort to surround yourself with quality people who are doing quality things.  In your professional life, this means surrounding yourself with people who are smarter than you.

When it comes to your relationships, employees or people you manage, remember one thing…

It isn’t the people you fire who make your life miserable, it’s the people you don’t.

Thought for the day– When it comes to your staff and business, always think long-term. Use problem solving questions to help get you focused and to make the very best decisions possible.

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The world is flat- go global

If you want to be successful in USANA and the business world in general, you need to understand that the world is flat. The good news is that with the technology provided to you by USANA, it’s no big deal to do business with almost anyone located anywhere in the world. The bad news is that because of this very same technology, you are now competing with everyone else in the world.

The new global competition extends to manufacturing, sales and services.  It also extends to the labor market.  When you are competing for a job in Los Angeles, chances are, your employer is also seeking potential employees for the same position from all over the globe.  The quality and pricing of your products and services are also subject to global competition.

If you have not already read it, I strongly recommend Thomas Friedman’s national best seller entitled, “The World is Flat”.  Here’s how you can get your own copy…

Thought for the day–  Make one new contact each month from around the world.