July 30, 2013

Sunlight, Sun Bright

Survive the Scorching Summer by Protecting Your Skin

The sun is shining, the thermometer’s rising, and summer is in full swing. Are you prepared? Nothing can sap your energy like scorching summer heat or damage your skin like blazing sun rays. Whether you’re relaxing on sugar-white sands or hosting a barbeque in your own backyard, protect and restore your skin the It Works! Way.
Lying out on the beach catching some summer rays might be relaxing, but all of that sun worship has a down side, as prolonged sun exposure can prematurely age your skin. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin, penetrating deep into your skin and damaging collagen, the protein that holds your skin together*. When this breaks down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to bounce back. You know what happens next—lines and wrinkles! While sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you're young, it will definitely show later in life if you don’t prevent it from happening. PreventAge uses soothing botanical extracts and vitamins—like aloe, chamomile, and green tea—to help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by sun rays and other environmental factors. Plus, it leaves skin feeling silky smooth! 
Even if you’re limiting your sun exposure, slathering on the SPF30+ sunscreen, and wearing your hat and sunglasses you still may find yourself with red skin after a summer day at the beach or working in your yard. Misting your skin with Hydrating Toner & Freshener will help alleviate some of the sting of that sunburn. This cool, hydrating toner with the natural, active ingredients of aloe, chamomile, green tea, and allantoin is perfect for putting out the fire of sunburn, insect bites, and other skin irritants. Plus, by minimizing the appearance of your pores and restoring skin to its natural pH balance, you can keep your skin feeling natural and fresh all summer long.
So have fun in the summer sun—just don’t forget to love your skin with It Works! complete line of botanically based skin care!

*“The Sun and Your Skin: Effects.” Go Sun Smart. National Cancer Institute. 2009.  http://www.gosunsmart.org/yourskin/yourskin_effects.shtml.


July 23, 2013

Get More Energy for Summer Fun!

Dr. Don VerHulst

Dr. Don VerHulst, 
Health Consultant

Here we are smack dab in the middle of summer—the perfect time to be outdoors and having fun. Many of us have great intentions about engaging in outdoor summer activities, but sometimes we just don’t have the energy to get out and get moving. Or worse, that extra winter weight makes us feel too embarrassed to get out and about.

Here are three easy steps to putting more energy in your life:

One: Get at least eight hours of sleep every night. With the sunlight lasting longer, you may find yourself staying up later than usual. Make it a point to keep a regular bedtime and try adding a 20 minute power nap in the afternoon. There’s a lot to be said for a midday siesta!

Two: Eat healthy, whole foods. Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of local in-season fruits and vegetables that are packed full of healthy nutrients. Stay away from sugary drinks, artificial additives (especially sweeteners), and unhealthy fats. These will just clog you up and slow you down.

Three: Take it to the Lord in prayer! Stress, worries, anxiety, and depression can all sap your energy. Find ways to relieve it—through exercise, improved diet, meditation, massage therapy, or professional help if the issue is seriously disrupting your life.

Extra Boost: Ultimate ThermoFit! Start shedding those packed-on pounds with this thermogenic weight loss formula. Ultimate ThermoFit can help you increase your calorie burn by boosting your metabolism and energy levels, along with curbing your appetite, to fire up your fitness!

My prayer for you today is that you will enjoy your summer to the fullest—and healthiest!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.

July 19, 2013

Mark Pentecost Introduces New It Works! CEO

I am excited to introduce my It Works! family to our new CEO and my grandson, Landon! Just kidding, but he may be CEO in 2034 so keep an eye out!


We had a great time exploring our new corporate headquarters. The crew has been knocking down walls and I can really see the progress of our vision coming together. My hope is that our new office space becomes a place for you to call your own. The It Works!  team is truly my family and everyone is always welcome to visit.
If you attended Diamond Day, you were given a sneak-peak of the new headquarters. One picture shows my vision for a room dedicated to you. It will be black, green, and bling, recognizing our Presidential and Ambassador efforts.
At one point this vision was only a dream, but now it is quickly becoming a reality and I am happy to be able to share this with you! 
Watch our blog for updates and get ready to take this to a whole ‘notha level with us!

July 12, 2013

Ready. Set. Tweet!

Are you getting social with It Works!? Our social media fan base is made up of thousands of Distributors, Loyal Customers, and some overall great fans liking the It Works! Facebook Fan Page, pinning with us on Pinterest, following It Works! on Twitter, and reading this blog.

If you haven’t jumped into social media with It Works! yet, what about getting a Twitter account? Besides helping you stay plugged in to It Works! Corporate, it’s a simple way to connect with others to grow your It Works! business.

So, what exactly is Twitter? It’s a social media outlet that allows for quick updates to reach the masses, 140 characters or less at a time. Say your favorite store is having a sale that you didn’t know about. Chances are, they’ll send out a tweet to alert their Twitter followers of the sale. If you don’t have a Twitter account or you’re not following that store, you won’t know about the sale. The same goes for following It Works!.

It Works! is waiting for you to join us on Twitter so that we can alert you of all the awesome things happening with the company! Our daily tweets include important reminders, uplifting quotes, product updates, breaking event news, and more! You can follow your fellow distributors, get your Loyal Customers and prospects following you, AND follow members of our corporate team. Yes, you read that right! You can follow your CEO Mark Pentecost, Chief Networking Officer Pam Sowder, and Chief Sales Officer Mike Potillo right on Twitter! Be sure to add @ItWorksMark, @ItWorksPam, and @MikePotillo to the list of people you follow.

You never know what you’ll read on Twitter, but if you’re following It Works!, you’ll get to read it first!

July 03, 2013

It Works! Summer Business Tips

Kami Dempsey, Ambassador Diamond

With summer finally here, I wanted to share with you some tips you can implement into your new routine. Everyone’s summer schedule looks a bit different, but the sunshine, great weather and high spirits from all of the Vitamin D we’re soaking in is sure to be found everywhere.

For most of us, it’s bathing suit time, vacation time, get outside and be active time, and a great opportunity to make memories with friends and family. Summer is the best time to intentionally build your business through the activities that come with the season. Don’t put your business on the back burner; put your blinders on and build IT big this summer because a “95% commitment to your It Works! business is 5% short.”

Here are a few ideas to get your business rolling and keep it soaring through the season:

Head Outdoors: summer brings in fun business opportunities like festivals, fairs, and other outdoor vending opportunities. Locate your city’s event calendar and choose the events your target market will frequent.

Team BLITZ Parties! Schedule them weekly with your local team and encourage teammates in other cities/states/countries to rally their teams to do the same. Meet together afterward to learn from each other. What has worked and what hasn’t? That’s the magic in the power of numbers!

Parties. Parties. Parties!!! Get Creative:
Party In The Park: The kids are home, so bring them along.
Pool Wrap Party: Splish Splash, and Wrap!
Barbecue Wrap Parties & trainings as a family: Enjoy the weather, eat and have fun!

Summer Pampering Event: Team up to run a summer pampering event

Vacationing? WRITE OFFS: Get those blitz cards out and those “sexy back” shirts on! Always be ready to wrap. Why not build your business, make tax deductions, and earn wrap cash all at the same time?

Follow Up: Work through your prospect list again. Remember NO is never NO. It’s really about timing and transition. Be a finisher on your follow up!

Local Hang: Set up a time to hang at a local coffee shop and invite your team to bring prospects, chart, strategize, and blitz together anytime they want to stop by. A team that hangs together, builds together, enjoys the journey and stays together.

Free Time: Get into a good book on leadership or marketing. While you’re lying out poolside or at the beach get your personal development in.

Plug In! Don’t forget to get plugged in to It Works! events and weekly calls!                    

Get Social: Share your summer fun on Facebook with pictures and added #HASHTAGS.

These are just a few ideas to intentionally take advantage of building your It Works! business this summer. Your business won’t grow by chance. Put your blinders on, head out into that sunshine, and put everything you have into your business!

June 27, 2013

The Three R's of It Works!

CEO Mark Pentecost’s Green Carpet Wrap Up

Wow! This past weekend was incredible. For the first time in It Works! history, we SOLD OUT Green Carpet! It was amazing to see that 90% of the room had either never been to an It Works! event or had just joined our company within the past 90 days. We are breaking records and creating history—and I want you to be part of it!
One of my favorite parts of the weekend was our Diamond Day training. We got to spend the day with new Diamonds, Double Diamonds, and Triple Diamonds talking tips, sharing advice, and learning how to take our business to a whole ‘notha level.
When you promote to Diamond and the above levels, you start gaining influence. It’s so important to guard your time and influence to put it to good use. Your business counts on it and your family deserves it. You only have so much energy, so spend your energy on things that will build your business!
I opened Saturday’s Diamond Day talking about a topic that I believe will help you do just that,  the three R’s of It Works!: Revenue, Retention, and Recognition. If your action is not promoting one (or all!) of the three R’s, you shouldn’t be doing it. This is our foundation and every action you take should reflect it. This is key to growing your business.
After finishing an amazing Diamond Day, we started the last week of No Excuses June. I leave everyone with the same two challenges: stretch yourself and focus. Now is our time! I believe in you; do you believe in yourself?