Author Archives: Andrew

The Secret of Advancing to Gold in Your Usana Business

Sometimes it is important to pat yourself on the back and acknowledge that you have achieved something worthwhile.  This is one of those occasions for me, as I have recently achieved the prestigious rank of Gold Director in my Usana business! I now have a regular, passive income stream from Usana, which has enabled me to quit my employed position as an Engineering teacher and begin building my own Engineering education business, alongside my Usana business. Continue reading

Usana Enrolment 2016: New Associates and PCs

Usana Associate and Preferred Customer Enrollment

usana enrolment2016 has been an important year in my personal journey with Usana Health Sciences. I have continued to actively promote Usana’s products and the Usana business opportunity using the Online Marketing strategies that I have been developing and refining over a number of years.

The compounding effects of my ongoing efforts have, once again, brought noteworthy results in 2016. I have just been acknowledged as the number 1 Usana Associate Sponsor, as well as the number 1 for Preferred Customer enrollment in our UK based team! Continue reading

Usana InCelligence Review – The Future of Supplementation

Why Use Supplements?

usana supplmentsBefore becoming a Usana Independent Associate, I did my due diligence and so I understand the numerous health benefits associated with using nutritional supplements, particularly micro-nutrient products containing anti-oxidants (vitamins) and minerals. That said, the choice to use or not use nutritional supplements is a personal one and I avoid forcing my opinions on to other people. There may be overwhelming evidence to suggest that nutritional supplements can have a positive impact on our health, but not everyone is open to considering the evidence. Continue reading

My Usana Business and The Silver Director Run!

usana-silver-directorWhat a whirlwind week it has been in my Usana business, with some real highlights that I wanted to share today!

Despite being in Croatia on holiday until Thursday, I have still been able to enroll two new Business Associates, secure repeat customer orders and Rank Advance to Silver Director!

I am not writing this post to “pat myself on the back”, or “toot my own horn” though (well, perhaps just a little bit)! I am writing this post primarily as validation that the online marketing methods that I use really work. I know that I have learned some powerful Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) methods that could translate into a marketing strategy for any business I choose to build now, or in the future. Continue reading

Barriers to Weight Loss #3 (Emotional Barriers)

emotional barriers to weight lossSo far in this article series we have discussed 2 of the 3 key barriers to weight loss.  These obstacles might help to account for why around 60% of the UK population are overweight or obese.  We have looked at the Physical Barriers (medical issues, injuries, etc.) and Environmental Barriers (work schedules, other commitments, gym accessibility, etc.).

Today we will discuss the 3rd and final barrier according to ‘Barriers to Weight Loss #3 – Emotional Barriers’. Continue reading

Barriers to Weight Loss #2

barriers to weight lossIn my last post, we established that more than 60% of the UK population are overweight or obese, yet many of these people are unwilling or unable to improve their health and longevity by losing weight.  Inspired by an article on , I wanted to address some of the fundamental weight loss barriers faced by people in this difficult situation, with a view to offering some words of encouragement.

Today we will discuss: ‘Barriers to Weight Loss #2 – Environmental Barriers’. Continue reading

Barriers to Weight Loss #1

It should come as no surprise that more that 60% of the UK’s population are considered to be overweight or obese (according to the government’s public health website).  With this seeming epidemic, why are so many people either unable or unwilling to lose weight?

weight loss barriers

I recently read an article on which identified 3 primary barriers to weight loss.  In this article series I will discuss them in detail.  Today we will look at ‘Barriers to Weight Loss #1 – Physical Barriers’. Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Fail – Concluding Remarks

business successIn this article series, I have reflected on the 7 reasons why small businesses fail, according to ‘’.  In summary, the reasons cited for small business failures are as follows:

  1. Starting a small business for the wrong reasons
  2. Poor management of the business
  3. Lack of funds to finance the business
  4. Location (for a traditional business)
  5. Poor business planning and speculation
  6. Over-expansion of the business
  7. Lack of website to promote the business

Today I intent draw conclusions in the context of a Home Based Network Marketing business, such as my own, as well as offering further suggestions on how each of these barriers can be overcome. Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Fail #7

no-websiteWe have already analysed and reflected on 6 key reasons why a significant number of small businesses fail in the first 18 months.  Most of these reasons have focused on factors which can inhibit growth, but we have also considered the impact of unmanageable, rapid growth.

According to the article on, the final reason why small businesses fail is because they have ’No Website’.

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Why Small Businesses Fail #6

We have already reflected on 5 of the 7 reasons why small businesses fail (according to an article on’).  It should be apparent that all of these factors have something in common.  They all represent obstacles which may prevent a business from growing fast enough to be sustainable.  As expected, lack of growth accounts for the majority of small businesses failures in the first 18 months of operation.

Today’s discussion may seem a little counter-intuitive on first inspection, as the sixth reason why small businesses fail is: “Overexpansion”.

overexpansion business failure

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