Sunshine Family News
September 9, 2005 Edition

The content of this newsletter is directed to members doing a Nature’s
Sunshine business in The Herbs Place organization.  Any benefits or offers
in them are directed solely to this group of people.

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Hi Sunshiners!

We’re back from National Convention, so this issue is packed with
information for you.  We had a grand time at the Grand America Hotel with
NSP and our Sunshine Family attending.  Here’s a link to the photos.

Hope you will all plan on next year’s convention.  It will be at the Gaylord
Texan Resort in Dallas, Texas
.  It’s owned by the same group that built
Opryland Hotel in Nashville.  It opened in April 2004 and is on Lake
Grapevine with plenty of water sports, spa, golf, dining and shopping
opportunities.  Plan on earning NSP’s convention to be there! 

If you’d like to look at the photos of our trip after convention, here’s the
links:  Utah and Idaho —– Yellowstone and Tetons

Sunshine Blessings to Each of You!
Randal and Donna Watkins
Toll-Free:  1-866-580-3226

NSP News

Set-Up Fee Waived for Your Very Own NSP Website

If you’ve been wanting to get your own NSP site, now’s the time.  The $19.95
set-up fee is waived for the month of September.  The monthly fee is $11.95.

NSP’s New Design Website

Did you see the changes to the website since convention?  They’ve added a
lot of new options and more business tools and even merchandise.  Here’s a
few of the changes:

English or Spanish – You can now choose either language to view the site with options on the left
navigation bar.

Search – Choose product search or entire site search.  With the new site search you
can find all information on a specific topic.

Shopping – There are now three (3) ways to shop on the NSP site including the new Price
List View

ProductsYou can now view product categories a bit differently.  On this page you can
also take an Online Tour of the Nature’s Sunshine Plant.

Online Company Store
– To help you build your business, we are now offering business building and
personalized marketing tools like apparel and business cards.  You can even
create and order color flyers, marketing cards  with your own photo/logo and
contact information.  The initial products are Thai-Go and CleanStart.  Take
a look at what’s available:

Be Sure to Read the Manager Extra Magazine
The August issue is only available online.

NSP International Opportunity

Nature’s Sunshine announced the first step in changes to the international
sponsoring program.  We’ve always been able to sponsor in the other
countries that NSP is in, but there was no benefit to it unless everybody
concerned was a manager.

Now you can get paid at any rank and members from Canada and Mexico count
towards your rank qualifications also and group QV for monthly commissions.
You will need to sign up to get an international number and that’s all there
is to it.  Call Customer Service to do this:  1-800-223-8225

The New International Sponsoring Program downline viewing website
() is coming soon. You will be able to view your entire international downline in one place using the same login and password you have in your home country.  We heard it’ll be about a month from now.

NSP New Product Focus

New Product:  Liquid Cleanse
Liquids work a lot faster and better than capsules and this new cleanse
should really get things moving out for people.  Read more on their site:

New Product:  Everybody’s Fiber
Many people can’t use psyllium hulls so this formula is a great fiber
combination to provide bulk to the diet for the bowel, cholesterol and blood
sugar issues.  We thought the taste was absolutely delicious.

New Product:  CleanStart Wildberry Flavor
We tasted this one and it was my favorite on CleanStart.

Reformulated and Repackaged:  Chinese Tiao He Cleanse
This is now reformulated so it can be sold in California and is in a new box
similar to the way the CleanStart is packaged.  The new look is sure to
increase sales and the product has always done well for a cleansing choice
that costs less than Clean Start.

CleanStart Citrus Flavor Has Been Discontinued
This was replaced with the wildberry flavor.

CleanStart Apple-Cinnamon Flavor Has Been Improved

NSP Streamlines and Simplifies Product Selection
There are a number of products that have been discontinued and also some
that are being reformulated because of California’s Proposition 65.  You can
get an update on when things will be available.

Access NSP’s Newest Products Any Time At This Link

Sharing Sunshine Tips – What’s Working For You?

Getting Your Focus in NSP

NSP has almost 600 products – Good or Bad? It’s GOOD because it provides
one-stop shopping for most natural health care items for individuals. It’s
BAD when you’re trying to build an NSP income and you get overwhelmed with
the options.

One of the things about NSP is to find something that you can get excited
about and focus on it. If you try to figure out how to know all of the
products, you’ll get lost. Anybody who has been successful has taken a
portion of the product line and gone with it. You can always look for things
when somebody wants something else, but your main focus needs to be
something you can have a passion for.


Skin and Hair Care
Weight Loss
Children (‘4 Kids 2’ products)
Essential Oils
Water Treatment Units (the guys get into this one)
Chinese Herb Line
Herbs for Pets
Key Products (focusing on Body System and used with Lifestyle Analysis)

Look over this list and your Master Price List or the Lifestyle Analysis and
decide what you want to be an "Herb Specialist" about and then go with it.
Have a focus and have a niche in the product line.

Robin Sockness had used NSP for almost 20 years for herself and her pets but
was not interested on earning NSP income. Until! Her dog got heartworms five
years ago. She used an herbal program that she and I came up with based on
what we had used with another customer at the shop. After Bandit tested
clear, she was so excited she wanted to help other dogs with NSP products.
The rest is history. She is so tickled to have $7,000 QV a month selling
"five little bottles of herbs" as she says. Her focus is heartworm, but
she’s learned a lot along the way as other doggie questions presented
themselves, but her focus remained clear. Bandit is now 15 years old and a
happy, healthy dog. Visit Robin’s website to see a picture of Bandit and
Robin: https://www.banditsbuddies.com/

Choose a niche and you will learn about the rest of the stuff as you go
…………. FOCUS on what YOU are excited about and hang with it 🙂

Getting Information and Learning More

NSP Resource for Product Information

Tree of Light Publishing is dedicated to producing educational materials to
empower people with the knowledge they need to care for their own health,
physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially and

The unique ABC+D approach to natural health care makes it easy to learn how
to get rapid, dependable results. You can begin right now using some of the
free materials in their download area.

This site provides materials from Steven Horne, who did the original Manager
Schools for NSP.  He’s a gifted teacher and can get information across in a
manner that it is remembered and easy to implement.

Business Tax Tips

Reduce Your Income Tax Now!

Here’s some information from the site of one of the speakers that NSP has
had at convention in past years.  He was an excellent and thoroughly helpful
speaker and you have seen some of his articles in this newsletter before.
His name is Sandy Botkin and the website is TaxReductionInstitute.com.  He
previously worked for the IRS.  The one phrase he used that I have always
remembered was:

"It’s not how much you make, it’s how much you get to keep."

Here’s the intro from the site:

If you are self-employed and live in the United States or Canada, you can
probably reduce your taxes with a small business run with an honest
expectation of profit and where your expenses are ordinary, necessary, and
reasonable for that business.  It’s that simple.

But it takes knowledge.  And acting on that knowledge.

You can learn all that you need to know about reducing your taxes from the
Tax Reduction Institute, from its  seminars and courses (tapes and live) to
its bullet proof diary that works with both the IRS and Revenue Canada. You
can also obtain tax audit defense from the TRI.

TRI, owned by Sanford C. Botkin, is a tax education company located in
Germantown, MD, a suburb of Washington D. C., just a short distance from the
IRS headquarters.  Over the past 15 years, TRI has helped over 50,000
taxpayers save millions in taxes.

Monthly Product Focus Call

Each month Nature’s Sunshine offers intense training on one topic. Product
Focus Meetings are conducted via a tele-conference call and are available,
at no cost, to anyone who has a touch-tone phone. Feel free to share the
number with clients and friends. During this meeting, health experts from
both inside and outside NSP will provide in-depth information on how to use
the product and how it can improve your health.


 * Expand your knowledge of specific NSP products.
 * Ask questions of product experts.
 * Take advantage of free training.

Sept. 14 Wednesday
Oct. 12 Wednesday

Time: 7:00 p.m (Mountain Standard Time)

Steven Horne will give a glimpse into the uses of Chinese herbs in a way
only Steven can, with easy to understand instruction and Q&A. Please join us
so you too can benefit from the age old wisdom found in the orient.

At the scheduled time, dial 1-800-756-4697 and enter pin 8626#.

Topic to be announced.  Get more details at the NSP site after logging in.

Welcome Into The Family

We have two new distributors Sharing Sunshine.
Welcome to the family!

Susan Chavis – Rockingham, NC
Christine Enders – Carbon, IN

News Within The Family

Congratulations!  Jennifer Valentine opened her retail location over Labor
Day and broke out as Manager with the inventory order.  We’re excited for
her new venture and great location.  She’s sharing space with a friend who
is a massage therapist so they have been working hard to get the place

We had a great time being with some of our Sunshine Family Managers at
National Convention.  John and Roxanne Howlett, Christina Tarman, and Edward
Young who brought his mother-in-law, Joan, who works at the store for him.

Robin Sockness had her in-laws coming from Wales so she wasn’t able to
attend although she had earned it.

Dianne Frase couldn’t get off work after earning convention.  She works
part-time for a "natural" doc and he depends on her more than she realized
so he offered to buy the tapes for her.

Jennie Franks was going to be going as Dianne’s partner, so she wasn’t able
to attend either.

We sure missed these three managers since I had pictured so many laughs and
great times with them also.

We had my birthday luncheon at Macaroni Grill on September 3 which turned
out to be our Leadership Award Dinner also from Nature’s Sunshine.  We were
delighted to have our son arrive that day to join us and the next day we
headed north for some time in Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming which
included Yellowstone and Grand Tetons parks.

Our Website Resources For You

Our website content is not just for customers. Keep in mind you can find answers there for your own customers. Once you have a customer become a Member, they have an account number tying them into you, so you can send them links to our website with information for them to read themselves.

People Resources

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Online catalog arranged by health topic

Success stories for particular health problems show what others have used. They cannot be shown on The Herbs Place due to FTC/FDA laws, so we provide them on The Frugal Life site.

Pet Resources

Healthy Pet Corner has years of archived pet newsletters

Pet success stories using nature’s remedies

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Whether you’re just beginning your NSP business or been doing it a long time, we all need to keep learning.

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