Univera Events

I *Finally* Found My Life Verse

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When I was 22 I got introduced to a guy in his 50′s named Bob. Big Italian guy with a commanding presence and booming voice of a southern baptist preacher. He was also a terrific salesman and all around person. He mentored me for years. Bob had this crazy and radical transformation from an early [...]


Happy 11th Birthday Buddy

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Dear Levi, Today it feels like yesterday. Yesterday, when I landed in San Francisco to frantic voicemails that I had to return home immediately. Yesterday, when I rushed into the UC hospital labor/delivery room where our high risk OB doc sat us down and so gently and lovingly explained that you were going to be [...]


The Ironman First Timers List

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The longer I wait at this point, the more I’ll forget. So I wanted to write down a hit list of all the things I learned throughout my process of training for an Ironman triathlon. This includes a list of things I learned in preparation for, and during, the event. It is ALL jumbled together. [...]


Five Fitness Hacks to Lose 50 Pounds

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It’s the Super Bowl Sunday. Woooohoooo! So as a result nobody is going to read this, but it’s a-okay! I have to post when I have time, and right now I have thirty minutes before my scheduled run (more on the schedule thing later). *Also, I have no idea if these hacks will help you lose [...]


Goodbye, Univera

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As many of you now know, yesterday with the internal team and today with the entire external field organization I announced publicly my resignation from Univera as the CEO of International. I’ll be wrapping up my time at Univera through the end of May. I have nothing but the greatest things to say about my [...]


Happy 5th Birthday Buddy

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Here’s my annual disclaimer: The reason I write in my blog is to connect with people. Not just from one segment of life, but from many. Usually the focus revolves around finding your purpose, passion, and renewal. And as part of the thread of stories I try to share experiences and observations in leadership, volunteerism, [...]


The Video of the Year!

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Join me on a look back at an incredible year!


Happy New Year! Now, Let’s Just DO IT!

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I used to scoff a bit at the New Year’s resolutions. But no more… Everybody needs a “restart.” It’s one of the things that made high school or college so great; every year, or ever Semester, you got a do-over. But once you get into working adulthood, the do-overs are a LOT less frequent, and [...]


The October Road Tour: LA, PHX, CHI

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I had so much fun on the road the last week of October, and even since then so much has happened–including a SOLD OUT EBI in Lacey w/ nearly 300 attending the Corporate Office, along with a road show this week where we’ve been to about 20 cities. I am sitting in the Seattle airport [...]


A Great Fall Weekend at Xpand Your Business

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You could not ask for a better place to spend this past October weekend than at the Alderbrook Resort in Union, Wash., reveling in the great achievements of our newest Gold and Platinum Associates this past year. Between enjoying the crisp, cool fall air, the turning colors of the trees, and the magnificent view of [...]


Another Goodbye (not as in final-final!)

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Following is a final Convention highlights and recap “goodbye”, starting with my own message to you and then followed by various clips from the Saturday session. Thanks again to everyone who participated, and also to all of the various (and many) Univera employees that worked so hard on this event.


Evening Session

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What a great assembly of folks from Univera North America and Univera Korea. The evening is going to be wonderful — just check out the crowd gathering around Bill Lee!


And now…a commercial break

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Earlier this year, we announced our second Univera commerical contest to coincide with Convention 2009, which was open to all Field Associates.


Saturday Morning

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Thank you to everyone who spoke at this morning’s session. From Km to Florasterol to Rhythmatix to L’Initie, I’m so excited that we got to bring these products to everyone.


Friday Evening Session

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What a great evening that as one Associate described was just a roller coaster of emotions!


Information-packed Friday Afternoon

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Thank you to so many Field and Corporate leaders for giving of your time and effort these last two days to share your experiences, advice, and insight into building and sustaining a successful Univera business! To John Ryan, Glen & Reagan Hubbard, Harry Mathers, Kenny Rossi, Teresa Molina, Renee Poindexter, Dr. Mike Kaufman, Andre Bedard, [...]


A Birthday Interlude

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You’ve probably seen Univera’s Chris Whalen buzzing busily behind the scenes at the store here at Convention. Well, it just so happens to be his birthday today as well. Happy Birthday, Chris!


It’s Showtime!

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(keep checking this blog for more updates throughout the day, as I’m adding video as the day rolls out…here are a few clips so far). What an great morning it’s been here at the Convention Center! I can’t even describe the amazing energy this morning from everyone who attended our morning General Session. Our guest [...]


The Day Before!

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Here we are, the day before the big event. Lots happened today. All the preparation moments absolutely flew by, it’s like we’re on a locomotive and can’t slow it down. But it’s all good, starting with a fabulous Diamond leadership meeting earlier today, some exceptionally run workshops this afternoon, followed by a lot of fun [...]


Univera Convention ’09: The Day Before!

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Here we are. Seattle, 2009. Ten Years, One Truth. And it’s all coming together.  Today’s my first of what will be a daily blog all around the events of the day and exciting things that are happening. Most of today’s entry is a VLOG, but some of the highlights included countless hours of preparation, store [...]


Why Seattle???

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Today I’m reposting a video from a year ago as we prepare for a really exceptional event in Seattle NEXT WEEK!  June 26th and 27th (though the 70′s celebration band/bash starts on Thursday night the 25th, as well as some great workshops earlier that afternoon) we’re going to be celebrating Univera’s 10th year anniversary, learning [...]


A Random Update

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This has been the longest I’ve gone for quite a while without a blog update. I’ve missed writing, and am also a bit embarrassed for the time that’s passed. So as I was thinking of blogging topics I thought better might be a quick highlights from the past week. So this particular entry isn’t focused [...]


Energy (UPDATED WITH PICTURES!)

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Starting this weekend I’m going to do a multi-part series of posts over the next week on Servant Leadership, specifically as it relates to some of the lessons I learned from my trips to Kolkata, India. Originally, I was going to start the series today, but today, after our most recent Univera Celebration Cruise I’ve [...]


One Last Look…

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I know what you’re thinking… “Hey, Raz has yet another one of those Susan Boyle/Paul Potts videos for us.” Well, actually I do but not for today. Though as I’m on it, there’s another really great video with a super touching story about an American guy who has a special relationship with his mom and [...]


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