NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO STEWART HUGHES
Happy New Year everyone! I am so pleased to be back at work in Unicity—even with the pandemic and all that it brought to us in changes and restrictions. This past year, with all its twists and turns reminds me of the opening lines to a classic novel written 160 years ago. Charles Dickens opens his beloved story, A Tale of Two Cities, with these lines:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, … it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair”
As the year 2020 began I was in the final 6 months of a 3 year missionary assignment from my church. My wife and I were serving this mission in the Philippines. That work was rewarding but also very demanding and so it was only in those final months that I was able to turn my attention, just a little, toward what I would be focused on when I got back to Unicity. I made some big goals and plans.
Then the pandemic hit and our focus was brought right back to taking care of the approximately 200 young men and women in our responsibility. As the news grew more alarming I wondered from time to time what you in Unicity would do? Would you grow fearful and lose your hope and confidence or would you see this crisis as an opportunity to get even busier helping people get healthier and stronger. Like always we have to choose what we will do—and our choice is heavily influenced by the way we see things.
In the powerful book, The Three Laws of Performance, the author writes that the first law of performance is that how people perform at anything they do is correlated to how that thing occurs to them. In other words, what you do and how well you do it depends almost completely on how you see it.
Here is the magic—you get to choose how you see it. Now most people don’t exercise this amazing gift, instead they allow negative thinking or experiences from the past or the emotion of the moment to dictate their vision. They act more like Pavlov’s dogs than humans with agency, the agency to choose their response to anything that happens to them.
Now, as I look back over the year 2020 that question in my mind, wondering what you would do, how you would see it, has been answered. Most of you, chose to see this pandemic as a cause, even a crusade to help others. You strengthened your resolve, you improved your talents, you doubled your effort, you elevated your confidence and by so doing you lifted the spirits and well being of thousands upon thousands of your friends and relatives and in some cases total strangers—who then became your friends. For this I can only say
Kam saham nida!
Cam Oun Ban!
Din ye vaad!
Te Ree Ma Ka Seeh!
Thank you, thank you—for being leaders, for being people who inspire hope and lift others to higher levels of life and living. For you 2020 was the “age of wisdom” and “a season of light”.
Now, we face a brand new year! What will we do? Remember, what we do depends so much on how we see it. How do you see 2021? Is it the year you really come in to your own. A year when you do more than you ever dreamed you could? Remember, you get to choose. As you choose to believe in yourself and in your potential, your performance will rise to correlate with your belief.
I have a big vision for 2021! I believe it can be our best year ever, but for that to happen it must be your best year ever. How can you have your best year ever? Simple, help more people be healthy and strong.
Covid is still around and even though we are close to getting a vaccine, there will always be another virus out there. And the best protection will always be your own healthy immune system. How can you strengthen your immune system, how can you help others strengthen theirs?
Let me share my top five ways of keeping my immune system as strong as possible.
1—Get a good night’s sleep every night you can—use our Melatonin, it’s great.
2—Eat a healthy diet, cut back on the sugar and processed carbs—they’re killers!
3—Exercise in some way, every day. Move your body and get that blood flowing. And do it outside as much as possible so you get some of that natural vitamin D.
4—Take Balance twice a day before your meals. Balance slows glucose release and reduces the insulin spike, this will help your body burn fat and that will help you sleep well at night, and feel good all day.
5—Reduce your negative reaction to stress. How? Have a Unimate every morning! I have mine hot and enjoy it slowly as I do my planning for the day. With Unimate every problem looks easier to solve—and thereby the negative reaction to stress is reduced.
Those are my five top ways to strengthen my immune system, you may have your own ways. Just make sure you take care of your health in 2021 and by so doing you become your own best marketing of your Unicity business.
In 365 days from now we will all be looking back on this year. We will be either seeing all those missed opportunities we could have used to achieve our goals and dreams—or we will be reviewing with joy and gratitude all of the great blessings that have come our way. You choose, as always you get to choose!
Thank you again my friends, lets make 2021 our best year ever!