Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ancient Healing Art Becoming More Popular!

Dr. Mercola is a very respected doctor who has one of the most popular natural health websites on the internet. This article comes from his October 18th newsletter. Direct link to this article click here!

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of medicine and natural healing from India, and is the oldest known form of healthcare in the world.

We can find historical evidence of Ayurveda in the ancient books of wisdom known as the Vedas, written over 6,000 years ago, of which only a small portion is available to us from that time.1

Tibetan medicine and traditional Chinese medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical Ayurvedic medical texts. Ayurveda has been used and practiced throughout the subcontinent, Indonesia and many other countries in the surrounding region for thousands of years, although it was often suppressed during various occupations in those areas.

Recently the western world, particularly Europe and the United States, has become increasingly fascinated with and interested in Ayurvedic medicine.

The Science of Life

The world Ayurveda roughly translates as “The Science of Life.” It is merger of two Sanskrit words: ‘Ayu’ (the root of ayur & ayus ) which means ‘life,’ and ‘Veda’ which means a combination of ‘science, knowledge and wisdom.’

According to Ayurveda, first noted by the ancient Ayurvedic scholar Charaka: human life is the combination of mind, body, senses and soul.

Ayurveda sees that the senses and the mind work in conjunction with one another and greatly influence our physiology.

Ayurveda is not just a medical system. It sees human beings as an integral part of nature. It believes that human beings should live in harmony with nature just as the animals and plants do, and utilize the laws of nature to create health and balance within. It adheres to this focus in guiding human beings to maintain health by using the inherent principles of nature to bring an individual back into equilibrium with his or her true self.

The ancient texts reveal that Ayurveda was also originally used as a regime to remove obstacles on one’s path to Self-Realization. At some point the medical aspects began to take priority over the spiritual forms of healing.

Today, these spiritual aspects of Ayurveda have taken a back seat to the medical focus. As Ayurveda becomes more commercially viable, the spiritual aspects may continue to lose ground. Yet there are a growing number of practitioners who employ these spiritual therapies and find better results than limiting their approach only to the medical, physical realm.

Understanding Ayurveda

Ayurvedic wisdom offers life-enhancing practices as well as herbal medicinal preparations for the health and well being of the whole human being: body, mind, and soul. It is much more than just a system to treat symptoms or physical illness.

Ayurveda describes three fundamental energies that govern our health and well being, and are seen both in our internal and external environments. Called ‘doshas’ these three energies are known as:

  • Vata (Air/Wind)
  • Pitta (Fire/Sun)
  • Kapha (Earth & Water)

Ayurveda sees these primary forces in a unique combination in every individual, and as relating to the characteristics of our mind and body. Every individual has a unique proportion of these three forces that shapes our nature.

These doshas also have the characteristic of being: movement (Vata), transformation (Pitta) and structure (Kapha). We are all made up of unique proportions of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The ratios of the doshas vary in each individual. Because of this, Ayurveda sees each person as a special mixture that accounts for our diversity.

Ayurveda gives us a model to look at each individual as a unique makeup of the three doshas (and sub-doshas), and thereby design treatment protocols that specifically address a person’s health challenges.

Herbs are often recommended to supplement the nutritional requirements on a regular basis to build and maintain a healthy physiology. As some of the Ayurvedic herbs are now recognized to be the most potent and powerful adaptogens on the planet -- and since stress is now known to be a significant factor in over 80 percent of all illnesses -- these herbs are essential in any health program designed to promote and maintain a healthy human body.

When any of the doshas become aggravated, thereby upsetting the natural harmony for the individual, Ayurveda suggests specific lifestyle and nutritional guidelines as well as specific medicinal herbs to assist the individual in reducing and rebalancing the dosha that has become excessive or out of balance.

Ayurveda goes into great detail to describe the medicinal attributes of many herbs and their correct usage to compliment and hasten the healing process, and to strengthen the body’s organs and systems.

Ayurvedic Herbs: Controversy Over Pharma Attempts at Patents2

Growing awareness in the west of the efficacy of Ayurvedic herbs and formulations has led to controversy and battles with the western pharmaceutical companies trying to patent these herbs.3

Only recently discovered in the west, Ayurvedic herbs such as Neem, Ashwagandha, Tulsi, Shatavari, Turmeric, Amalaki and Brahmi as well as traditional preparations such as Triphala and Trikatu have long been known to have significant medicinal value without adverse side effects.

Several pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions in the west have come into conflict with Indian academic institutions and traditional Ayurvedic practitioners over the intellectual property rights of herbal products researched by the western agencies.

The Ayurvedic practitioners have known about the efficacy of such products for centuries, and so contend that they carry precedence with regards to patent rights on such products.

Free Trade Industrial Agriculture Rules Threaten the World’s Farmers

Per the World Trade Organization Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement:4

“Indian farmers, traditional practitioners, and traders will lose their market share in local, national and global markets. For example, recently the U.S. government granted a patent for the anti-diabetic properties of karela, jamun, and brinjal to two non-resident Indians, Onkar S.Tomer and Kripanath Borah, and their colleague Peter Gloniski. Yet the use of these substances for control of diabetes is everyday knowledge and practice in India. Their medical use is documented in authoritative treatises such as Wealth of India, the Compendium of Indian Medicinal Plants and the Treatise on Indian Medicinal Plants.

If there were only one or two cases of such false claims to invention on the basis of biopiracy, they could be called an error. However, biopiracy is an epidemic.

Neem, haldi, pepper, harar, bahera, amla, mustard, basmati, ginger, castor, jaramla, amaltas and new karela and jamun have all been patented. The problem is not, as was made out to be in the case of turmeric, an error made by a patent clerk. The problem is deep and systemic. And it calls for a systemic change, not case-by-case challenges. The potential costs of biopiracy to the Third World poor are very high since two-thirds of the people in the South depend on free access to biodiversity for their livelihoods and needs. Seventy percent of seed in India is saved or shared farmers’ seed; 70 percent of healing is based on indigenous medicine using local plants.”

Obtaining Potent, Efficacious, Organic (Heavy-Metal Free) Ayurvedic Herbs

It has been mostly individual practitioners who procure, grow, dry and prepare these herbs and preparations in an effective, potent manner, whereas commercially available Ayurvedic products have been of substandard quality.

It is only recently that a few companies have started producing high quality organic Ayurvedic herbal products, most notably, ORGANIC INDIA Pvt. Ltd. Headquartered in Lucknow, UP. North India.

Ayurveda Moving West

Clinical practice, research and education in Ayurvedic medicine remain the most authentic in India. However, attempts are being made by westerners to export the essence of Ayurveda to complement their own medical systems, where the pharmaceutical industry and allopathic medicine predominates.

As a result of regulations in medical practice in Europe and America, the most commonly practiced Ayurvedic treatments in the west are massage, dietary counseling and herbal advice.

The NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association-USA) is one of several groups seeking to set standards for Ayurveda in the west.

There are 26 schools in the US and dozens in Europe which are teaching 500+ hour courses for proficiency at Ayurvedic Health Practitioners, certified but not licensed.

In the United States, the NIH NCCAM expends some of its $123 million budget on Ayurvedic medicine research. In addition, the National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, established by Dr. Scott Gerson, is an example of a research institute that has carried out research into Ayurvedic practices.

Dr. Gerson has published part of his work on the antifungal activities of certain Ayurvedic plants in medical journals. Other notable researchers on ayurveda in the West include Dr. Bala Manyam, the Maharishi Ayurveda group in Fairfield, Iowa, and Dr. Mano Venkatraman at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Ayurveda is a Recognized Medicine

Ayurvedic practitioners are regularly appointed as an “Honorary Ayurvedic Physician” to the President of India. Every year on the occasion of Dhanvantari Jayanti, a prestigious Dhanvantari Award is conferred on a famous personality of medicine, including a doctor of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is a statutory, recognized medical system of health care like other medical systems existing in India. Ayurvedic medicines have to be approved, registered and licensed by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), which governs and recommends policies for the research and development of the system.

In India, practitioners in Ayurveda undergo five and a half years of training, including one year of internship in select Ayurveda medical schools, where they earn the professional doctorate degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Where is Zrii Headed?

True to its definition, the light, luster, and beauty of Zrii are creating good fortune, prosperity, and wealth. Zrii offers brilliance for those who are seeking it. Zrii is a brilliantly refreshing next‐generation liquid nutritional product. Zrii is a brilliant culture focusing on whole health. Zrii is a brilliant wealth generating opportunity, highlighted by a breakthrough compensation plan, which offers many incentives to generate residual income while developing the leader within you.

Zrii is taking the vision of Bill Farley and the endorsement of the Chopra Center to the world. And simply stated, the Law of Attraction is alive and well at Zrii. We are attracting the right people, and a lot of them. The people who join with Zrii are beginning the ride of their lives. Like everything else that Bill gets involved with, Zrii is destined for big‐time global success.

At Zrii, we are looking for partners. We are looking for stand‐up, like‐minded people who want to work as a team. We are looking for people who want to share in our culture of – better health, nutrition, wealth, and happiness for everyone, everywhere.

Zrii is also a vehicle to achieve financial independence. No special education requirements, previous income levels, or experience is needed. What is required is a positive attitude, an ethical character, a willingness to learn and follow a proven system, and a strong desire to succeed. People in this mold have a truly unlimited wealth building opportunity at Zrii. The dynamic, experienced field leadership at Zrii can help anyone with these traits meet their own dreams. There is literally no limit to what you can achieve at Zrii. We are enthusiastic about this business at Zrii, and the enthusiasm is contagious!

Monday, October 15, 2007

The 9 Unbreakable Laws of Network Marketing!

The principle of MOMENTUM: A train's momentum is the force. Continuous momentum speeds up your progress. It's a force of nature, applied to physics, and to this business. Once you have it going, it's easy to keep it going. Without it, could lead to negativity setting into your business.

A steady flow of it flushes through the procrastination and discouragement and gets our business moving!

"There is only one disease... that's congestion; there is only one cure... that's circulation." The same is true for our businesses. A disease called lethargy and inertia is created when it stews down. The only cure is ACTION! Consistent action leads to momentum!

Contacting 3 prospects a day starts momentum. Meeting with them personally helps sustain momentum. Communicating through phone calls each day will advance momentum.

The law of NUMBERS: if you want to build bigger and quicker...Increase the number of contacts each month. Make yourself “visible"...in an effective way. You can't build big if no one knows what you have to offer. You have to run an ad or do direct mail and be highly effective at your advertising to increase numbers. This is a "people's" business... helping and supporting them to reach their goals and building "win-win” relationships.

Create an action plan to double or triple your number of contacts through advertising or through direct mail.

How can I make myself visible in an effective way?

The law of APPRECIATION: attitudes of appreciation and depreciation. When in the mindset of appreciation... your life is increasing in value. When in the other... your life is decreasing in value. It's the secret key to accomplishing every goal in life and in business. "The deepest craving in human life...is to be appreciated."

The law of CAUSE and EFFECT: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Figure what works and what doesn't. Keep taking action. Keep applying this law and your chances of success will always increase.

Find out what the most successful people are doing and duplicate those highly credible and ethical actions. Apply, use, and teach to them to your organization. Take lots and lots and lots and lots of action.

The DUPLICATION mind set leveraging by teaching. When you get an idea that works, duplicate it downline. One great idea can be multiplied hundreds or even thousands of times in a downline. It's the force of leveraging an idea through duplication.

The dynamic law of SERVICE: the most important of all laws! Fill a need for the people in your marketplace. It's easy to forget... a recipe for failure. It costs 6 times more to find new customers than to service your present ones. You must be willing to do whatever it takes!

On a scale of 1-10 what is your willingness to help others? If it's low, you need to raise it by becoming more willing. Are you willing to: contact 3 people a day about your product line. Spend 1 hr. per day prospecting customers for distributors? Spend more time helping your downline succeed? Be of greater service to your customers?

The law of PLANNING and GOAL SETTING: 3% ever practice this seriously. Layout on paper clear concrete goals with a plan of action, and a date for accomplishing them.

What do you want to accomplish and when do you want to accomplish it? Keep the vision of your dream if you want to accomplish it. Review your goals daily. "If you're failing to plan, then you're planning to fail."

Single daily action plan...a set of actions taken consistently. (31 day plan) Your goals and plan of action may change.

The law of BELIEF: the common denominator behind all great accomplishments. To have extraordinary success... you need to have extraordinary belief! "Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can't, either way...you're right."

The law of FOLLOW-UP and FOLLOW-THROUGH: fortunes are in the follow-through. Endurance and persistence. If you ignore it you won't make it big in network marketing. Create the mentality to endure and learn to persist. These laws are really laws of universal success. Study them carefully, take action, and integrate them into your life and your business.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A Review of Zrii as a Home Based Business!

How to investigating a home based business!
When looking for a home based business it is important to investigate it thoroughly. Does the company have the leadership needed to help you succeed? What about the product? Is it something that offers value to those who purchase it? Is there a valid third party endorsement or other reason to believe that the product or service will hold the attention of the consumer long enough for them to take a serious look?

When I look for a home based business not only do I want to find a company that has the financial backing to deliver on its promises, but one that has a CEO & founder who leads with integrity. Mega-millionaire Bill Farley is known as a man of high moral principles, who has had multiple successful businesses to his credit. His mission is to make Zrii the next billion dollar brand. For this reason I knew I wanted to review this company.

Does the product or service deliver?
Of course there are many goods and services offered through in-home businesses model. However, more than any other time in history, folks are looking to the wellness industry for solutions for a healthy lifestyle. But if a product does not deliver, consumers won’t continue to purchase it. Not only does Zrii have a pleasing taste profile, (I likened it to the taste of raspberry or pressing ones lips to a red rose) but Amalaki, its main ingredient, is one of the most revered fruits used in the 5000 year old medical practice called Ayurveda.

Ayurveda, foods are classified into six tastes: Sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. Ayurvedic healers recommend that you include all of these six tastes at each main meal you eat. Each taste has a balancing ability. It is in including some of each of these tastes that we minimize cravings, balance the appetite and have ease of digestion. You will find all of these taste profiles in Zrii. Five are in Amalaki alone. This makes Zrii a unique category creating product.

What do others think of your product or service? Is there an endorsement?
A third party endorsement, although nice to have, often does not have a great deal of meaning. To be of value, the endorsement must come from an expert in the product or service who comes from a place of integrity or believability. If not, the endorsement means little to the consumer. Because the Chopra Center for Wellbeing was founded by experts in Ayrurvedic medicine, the endorsement clearly has meaning and value to the health conscious consumer. Giving the consumer a product of value often ensures repeat purchasing and retention, and which helps to grow a network marketing or home based business.

Does the compensation plan benefit everyone?
Compensation plans vary, but often because of their structure many plans are designed in such a way that much of the money goes back to the company, thus reducing the amount the business owner receives. This is not the case with Zrii’s plan. Zrii offers a guaranteed 50% payout. It also offers a generous 90 day fast start bonus paid weekly, no sponsoring requirements to advance up the ranks, and no hoops to jump through. Compensation experts are calling this plan the best in the industry and one that ensures retention because of the amount of money that business owners can make up front.

Do your own research, ask questions and find a company that is right for you!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Zrii!! Who is leading the Charge?

The Leaders of Zrii!

Bill Farley has teamed with a world-class executive team of Co-Founders that is leading the charge with poise and confidence. This group of unified, charismatic, industry leaders is taking Bill Farley’s vision to the world. With decades of priceless experience in both nutrition and direct sales, this group of executives is without question "The Dream Team" in network marketing today. They have what it takes in spades – a refreshingly strong bond with distributors, dynamic field leadership, a stunning stage presence, and operational genius – all with a magnetic style and verve.

William Farley, Founder, President, CEO

Self made. Visionary. Icon. Bill is the ultimate entrepreneur. Builder of several multi-billion dollar brands, he has never wilted from opportunity as it has knocked on his door. No stranger to risk, Bill has dreamed big and worked tirelessly to make his dreams reality. As a result, few people on earth today live as abundantly as this icon of business success. Serving as CEO of household name companies has prepared Bill to finance and take the helm of Zrii, his next exciting venture. And he has assured that this will be the biggest home run yet!

Kirby Zenger, Co-Founder, Senior Vice President

Solid citizen. Unflappable. Integrity above reproach. Kirby is the steady influence and the consummate professional. As the leader of day-to-day operations at Zrii, Kirby is cool and collected. No success or challenge is so great that it changes who he is at his core. His dependable, predictable nature makes him a trusted ally. Kirby’s vast, decades-long experience as a senior executive in large direct sales companies and traditional large and small businesses alike give him perspective and wisdom that are essential in leading what has fast become the world’s next great success story.

David Cattani, Co-Founder, Vice President, Operations

Disciplined. Man of action. Wonk. In every wildly successful enterprise, there is an operational genius. To keep things running smoothly and maintain a scalable capacity for exponential growth, you need an agile Oz behind the Curtains. Enter David. Drawing on nearly two decades of high level operational experience with direct sales companies large and small, David truly delivers. His infectious entrepreneurial excitement drives him to create a strong backbone for a company which supports a worldwide army of independent distributors. Wonkish, indeed.

Ryan Thompson, Co-Founder, Vice President, Sales

Champion of the individual. Distributor Advocate. Virtuoso. Ryan is forever stating and meeting the needs of the distributor. After all, he has been a successful distributor himself, so the concerns of the distributor force never leave his mind and heart. Balance that with Ryan’s significant experience as an executive in the corporate office of industry giants, and you get all the tools and know-how to execute at a global level. From the compensation plan to sales tools to the thrill of the new enrollee, Ryan loves it all. His passion for direct selling is contagious and inspiring.

Curtis Call, Co-Founder, Vice President, Sales

Brainpower. Helping hand. Steely determination. A unique combination of raw intellect, a desire to nourish others, and steadfast willpower make Curtis the powerful force he is at Zrii. The grey matter in Curtis’s cranium is abundant. How he uses that grey matter is even more impressive. Curtis is intensely committed to working with distributor leaders in developing the tools and systems that create success. As a seasoned direct sales executive, his has already helped countless distributors reach their dreams. Ultimately, helping others realize their potential is what drives Curtis most and is central to his philosophy of life.

Clint McKinlay, Co-Founder, Vice President, Sales

Communicator. Dynamic. Life is a stage. So, you want to know why Zrii is brilliant? Take a seat and listen to Clint, and you will scarcely disagree. Clint is passionate about sharing ideas. Big ideas. At Zrii, he is the communicator-in-chief, captivating audiences with his enthusiasm, eloquence, and wit. With a strong direct sales background, Clint has translated many grand ideas into even grander execution. As both a direct seller and a motivating corporate executive, his success mindset has helped him develop many entrepreneurial ventures into renowned achievements. And Zrii is the best yet.

Tracy Harward, Co-Founder, Vice President, Marketing

Strategic insight. Keen instincts. Wow factor. Tracy artfully blends impressive industry experience with moxie. Her energy is directed to creating an atmosphere that bespeaks "home" to Zrii’s growing family across the globe. She serves as custodian of the peerless Zrii brand – which exudes light, splendor, and good fortune to anyone with a desire to improve their life. Tracy understands the Zrii story, and is passionate about helping others share it along with their own story. She also brings a lively flare to Zrii, sharing her intuition and awareness in a magnetic style all her own.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Zrii's Founder is Bill Farley. Who is he?

"A willingness to take risk is a major criterion for success."

William Farley was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where his father worked as a mailman and musician and his mother worked in a factory. As a youth, Farley contributed to the family earnings by delivering Sunday papers. Later, he worked for a toy manufacturer and as a lifeguard.

An excellent scholar/athlete in high school, Farley attended Bowdoin College. After graduation in 1964 with a degree in government, he decided to travel around the United States. When he found himself in Los Angeles and in need of money, he took a job selling encyclopedias door-to-door. Soon, his success made him a leading sales manager and national trainer. Changing direction, in 1966 he enrolled in law school at Boston College. He graduated in 1969 with a J.D. degree and joined the mergers and acquisitions department of NL Industries in New York City. After several years, he was transferred to Chicago to become a regional manager of NL’s metals division (which he subsequently purchased in 1982). In 1972 he joined Lehman Brothers as an associate in corporate finance.

Farley bought his first company, Anaheim Citrus Products, in 1976. In 1977, he acquired Baumfolder, a subsidiary of Bell & Howell. Farley also became a part owner of the Chicago White Sox in 1976.

Between 1980 and 1985, he purchased a number of diversified companies including Coal Creek Mining Company, Health Foods, Inc., The NL Industries’ Metals Group, and Northwest Industries (which included Fruit of the Loom). In the 90’s, his companies employed over 50,000 people and had sales of over $4 Billion.

Currently, Farley is CEO of Farley Industries (FI), the family holding company headquartered in Chicago. He is also CEO of Body Wise International in Tustin, California, a nutritional supplement marketer, and CEO of Unity Group LLC in Washington D.C., a private security force and defense contractor operating in high risk areas such as Iraq, Sudan, and Indonesia.

A firm believer that "management and owners sink or swim together," Farley respects all employees as partners and involves them in decision making whenever possible. Of his accomplishments, Farley says, "A willingness to take risk is probably a major reason for my success today. Many people could be as successful as I am, or more so, but for whatever reason they are unable to take steps that appear personally or financially risky."

Farley says his Horatio Alger Award "shows that anyone can pull himself up by the bootstraps. Working hard and seizing opportunities that come your way are the keys to making positive things happen."

"I am humbled and honored to be part of the wonderful group of Awardees and Scholarship winners of the Horatio Alger Association. I continue to be inspired and amazed at the incredible achievements of our Awardees. I am also particularly pleased to celebrate my 20th Anniversary as an Awardee this year. It’s been a great journey."

William F. Farley
Chairman and Owner
Farley Industries
Chicago, IL

Taken from: The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans