It Works is quickly becoming one of the world’s largest direct selling companies, and for a very good reason. Today, I want to explain to you exactly WHY I think this is the perfect time to join It Works Global.
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN IT WORKS RIGHT NOW?
1) – Their flagship product “The It Works Wrap”, is unique and generates an insane word of mouth buzz.
For you, this is a enormous benefit for a number of different reasons. One important reason, is that the product is only available through independent distributors. In other words, it solidifies your ability to earn a residual income because customers must purchase your products from you or your teammates. They can’t simply go to Walmart, as they might, if you were selling jewelry, candles or another non-unique product.
Another reason this is important, is it means you won’t have to convince your customers to try the product. The It Works Wrap piques the curiosity of almost every person that hears of it. And, once your customers see that it really works, they get excited and tell everyone they know! Which is a big reason for the companies explosive growth this year.
2) – They are in the ‘momentum’ phase of network marketing growth.
So, what is momentum you ask? Great question.
Momentum in network marketing terms, is often defined as a period of time (lasting between 2 and 4 years in length) when a company experiences phenomenal growth. It is during this period of time that a company expands across the nation and becomes a ‘household name’. Typically this period is when a company has less than 100k active distributors, and is doing between 50 and 500 million dollars in annual sales.
It Works Global is currently experiencing momentum, as you can see from the chart below.
3) – They have ethical, committed, Christian leadership.
My husband and I met Mark and Cindy Pentecost (the owners of It Works) at our small church in Grand Rapids, MI about 6 years ago, and have trusted them with our livelihood ever since. They are committed followers of Christ, and pray for the company on a daily basis. They have huge goals, and would never, ever, consider selling the company or giving up on it. Their kids, friends, and ever-increasing cast of employees are dependent on the success of the company, and Mark and Cindy are fully committed to It Works’ long-term success.
WHO SHOULD YOU JOIN IT WORKS WITH?
Us, of course!
When you’re looking for potential team and sponsor to join with in any networking company, there are definitely a few details to consider..
#1) Make sure your leader is plugged-in. In other words, make sure they are listening to corporate calls, aware of updates, attending events, and that this is serious venture for them. With most companies, it’s pretty difficult to change who your sponsor is once you’ve signed up. So, don’t take it lightly, and do your due diligence when choosing a team.
#2) Make sure that you a join a team who is committed, positive, and has a system of training and duplication in place. The reason many people fail in network marketing, is that they have a difficult time staying connected and motivated. You should be able to rely on your team to help you get started, and to stay fired up.
Check out some of these posts from our teammates and community at It Works »
If you’re currently researching It Works, and you’d like to learn more, I’d love to help you get started!
As you may or may not know, my name is Denise Walsh and I’m an independent distributor for It Works! Global at the Ambassador Diamond level. Throughout the last six years I’ve worked with this company, I’ve been asked a LOT of questions– questions about my business, myself, and my success.
I know what it’s like looking into a new business like “It Works” and I know there can be literally hundreds of questions. So, my goal with this review was to literally tackle them all, and try to give someone a view of what this company, its products, the compensation plan, and my team are all about. I hope you enjoy!
I wanted to give an honest review of this company and its products– something that would be informative and unbiased for the people who were like me six years ago–stuck in their current job, but skeptical of something new.
I know I can’t do that, though. I know I’m biased . But, then again, the business that made me biased is the same one that’s allowed my husband and I freedom from our 9-5 jobs, and to buy our dream home this year.
The point of this post, however, is not to list off my accomplishments or tell you why you should join this business. Instead, I want to tell you the facts. And then I want you to decide for yourself.
Getting Right Down to Business…
As of today, in writing this It Works Global Review, we have seen over 400% growth since the beginning of this year. Which looks exactly like an exponential growth curve!
First off, I want to say that if you are considering joining this business, or becoming a wrap girl, then you are a very wise person. I don’t normally try to persuade my readers to do anything, unless I believe it’s in their absolute best interest. But, I genuinely believe that if you were to join this company right now, you could not go wrong.
I can say that with complete honestly right now because my husband and I have personally helped/mentored several dozen people to quit their previous jobs, pay off debt, and change their lives financially (and that was prior to It Works’ MASSIVE, growth spurt over these past six months).
More specifically, they have started growing exponentially over the past 4 months. (I actually heard specific sales numbers at our conference this weekend, and charted them on a graph, and it looks exactly like you would expect an exponential graph would, as the slope gets more and more shallow going up toward the right.)
So, the following topics cover what I think are the most important questions for a newbie looking into the It Works Global business:
It Works Global! – Who Are They?
It Works is truly something special. They have been around for 11 years, (having recently moved their headquarters down to Bradenton, FL) and we have been involved with them since 2007.
Never once have we had to question the direction of the company or their genuine love for their distributors.
My husband and I are on the far left, but this shows you how much fun the group has, and what I mean when I say that is that It Works Global is a family. In the center of the photo is Cindy and Mark Pentecost (CEO), as well as all the top dog corporate staff! (Chris Burns, Mike Potillo, Steve Neeson, etc.)
It Works Global calls themselves a ‘family’ and the atmosphere at their corporate headquarters is one of compassion. Fist bumps, hugs, and catchy phrases like “whole notha level,” and “one team, one mission” are thrown around several times per day.
They truly are not scared to tell others what they believe, as they begin every day with a group prayer session and a genuine rendition of the good ol’ pledge of allegiance.
Their team is invested in creating a legacy, and their dedication to their distributors is like nothing I’ve ever seen. If you are wondering about whether or not you can ‘trust’ It Works Global with your time and resources… you can.
It Works reached their first goal of being featured on Inc. 500 in 2011, and in the first four months of 2012, have blown their last year’s sales numbers out of the water. And, as of May 16th, 2012, they are on track to becoming one of the fastest growing companies in the world.
What’s the Deal with the WRAP™?
The wrap is the product responsible for the unique way the message of It Works Global is communicated across the nation. It enables men and women, a care-free, no pressure method of selling by having a relaxing party with friends and family. And the result of those relaxing parties is lots of fun, and some crazy results after just 45 minutes.
Does the It Works Body Wrap Really Work?
My wife and I were both extremely skeptical about the It Works Wrap™ (also known as the Ultimate Body Applicator) when we were first introduced to it. Since then, we’ve seen it work on literally thousands of people, through wrap parties, conventions, expos, parties, and even on ourselves. It tightens, tones, and firms any area it touches.
It’s truly an incredible product, and if you don’t believe me, ask the tens of thousands of new customers that are joining It Works Global every month because of it!
How Do You Use The Wrap & How Often?
This PDF, which was recently created by the corporate team does a great job of explaining all the FAQs regarding the It Works Wrap.
How Much Does The Wrap Cost?
The wraps come in packages of 4, and are approximately $15 each ($59/box) when you agree to become a repeat customer with It Works via their Loyal Customer program. If you aren’t ready to become a repeat customer, you can purchase them at retail for approximately $25 each ($99/box).
It Works! actually has dozens of other products, and personally, the ‘wrap’ is not my favorite of all the products.
I’ll give you a quick rundown here of some of my favorites , and you can decide for yourself which ones you like the best.
Fat Fighter! – “The Cheat” & Greens! – “The Alkalizer”
Personally, I should eat a little better than I do, so when I do end up ordering Jet’s pizza when I shouldn’t… that’s when I take the Fat Fighter. The Fat Fighter has NeOpuntia™ fiber in it, which is a natural ingredient made from cactus leaves. NeOpuntia can absorb the fat from your fatty meals and help you process it as waste.
And, the Greens are my absolute favorite. Some people like the Greens in juice, but I love it in water and I also like it in my tea. It has a nice orange flavor, and after having it, I always feel more energized.
If you’re interested in purchasing either of these items, or you want to see the dozens of other It Works products, just click here.
Regular exercise is only one component to getting washboard abs. You must also commit to a healthy and balanced diet. This diet should consist of fiber rich foods for maximum results. Many people seem to forget this integral part of the weight loss equation. It’s no wonder more individuals can’t sculpt the stomach of their dreams. It all comes down to considering all the variables and then plugging them into the correct formula. Once you do that, regardless of where you are in the weight loss process – those unwanted pounds will have no choice but to leave your body.
Losing weight isn’t rocket science and getting a flat tummy is easier than you might think. If you’ve attempted to shape your stomach in the past, but gave up due to a lack of results, we are going to break that cycle. Our focus will be directed at 8 fiber rich foods that will propel you towards inevitable success. These popular and tasty foods include apples, strawberries, raspberries, pumpkin, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, and chickpeas. This delicious sampling proves that you can eat delicious foods while still losing weight.
An apple a day will do much more than keep the doctor away. Apples are delicious in addition to being high in fiber. Eating one apple per day will add nearly 6 grams of fiber to your daily consumption. This is for a full size apple which is what most people are purchasing. For women, you should be consuming about 25 grams of fiber each day. Men on the other hand need about 38 grams per day. Most adults fail to hit these numbers and only consume about 15 grams of dietary fiber each day.
One or two apples per day can go a long way to reaching the recommended intake. Each apple will also have less than 50 calories. If all of that wasn’t great enough – apples are a rich source of antioxidants. Most of the antioxidants are within the skin of the apple. So before you peel off the skin and go straight for the apple, consider the extra health benefits you are giving up. Apples can even reduce your risk of developing heart disease. For weight loss and more, apples are a high fiber food you will want to work into your diet.
Yummy, Yummy Strawberries!
Strawberries are another delicious fruit that happens to be high in fiber. If you’re still asking what foods are high in fiber, this is a great choice to add to your list. The berry itself contains a significant amount of fiber. The seeds within the strawberry are also rich in fiber. In comparison to other high fiber foods – strawberries are low in calories (as is the case with most fruits and vegetables), but are chock full of carbohydrates. One strawberry will average about four calories per gram in weight.
You can typically eat an entire cup of strawberries, a filling and satisfying snack, but only consume about 50 calories in total. This makes it an attractive option for people trying to lose weight. It’s important to mention that strawberries are high in sugar. If you suffer from diabetes or another medical condition that prohibits you from consuming too much sugar, then you will want to talk with your doctor. Other than that, strawberries are a healthy choice that is also rich in vitamin C. This particular vitamin will even give your immune system a boost. Fresh or frozen, the benefits that come from eating strawberries are the same.
Who Doesn’t Love Raspberries?
If you’re actively searching for the highest fiber fruit – then you’ll be pleased to know that raspberries are the answer. There is no other fruit in existence that offers more fiber than raspberries. You would need to go back to the mid 1500′s to find the first mention of raspberries. A lot has changed since that time, but not the fact that raspberries are incredibly high in fiber. One cup of raspberries per day will inject about 17 grams of fiber into your system. This is also one of the fiber rich breakfast foods.
If you’re trying to prepare the most important meal of the day, then you might want to add some raspberries to the recipe. Fresh berry coffeecake, berry yogurt, and raspberry pie are three delicious possibilities. Most people will tend to consume a single cup of raspberries at a time. Doing so will only add 60 calories and less than 1 gram in total fat to your diet. If you currently enjoy avocados, then consider swapping them out for raspberries. By doing this you will reduce your calorie intake by 4X and your fat intake by more than 20 grams. This is for one cup of avocados in comparison to raspberries.
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Pumpkin is another enjoyable food that provides a healthy dose of fiber. The number of recipes and foods that include pumpkin is numerous. One cup of canned pumpkin will give you 7 grams of fiber. There is an important contrast to make here. If you decide to cook the pumpkin, one cup will yield around 3 grams of fiber. Boiled pumpkin will offer even less with about 2 grams of fiber. It’s critical to keep that in mind when piecing together your diet. If you enjoy pumpkin seeds, and many people do, then you can expect to consume about 1 gram of fiber for every 1 ounce of pumpkin seeds. This is another heart healthy fruit and one that can improve your blood flow if you suffer from diabetes. Burning more calories than you consume is the #1 goal with any weight loss diet. Pumpkin is one of those tasty fruits that will make losing weight even easier.
Veggies for Dinner Please!
Sun-dried tomatoes are one of the other high fiber foods on the market. If you are someone who enjoys eating regular tomatoes, then you will probably like the dried version. This type of tomato has little to no moisture within it. These are fully ripe tomatoes that spend a significant amount of time drying up in the sun. 10 grams of sun-dried tomatoes will provide more than 1 gram of fiber. One cup is around 7 grams in total. Some of the other nutritional benefits of these tomatoes are antioxidants and vitamin C. They are also low in salt, fat, and calories which is great for losing weight.
Sweet potatoes are the next high fiber food that shouldn’t be limited to Thanksgiving. This is one of those vegetables you should make a habit of eating all year round. One cup of sweet potatoes will give you about 6 grams of fiber. Some high fiber foods for babies include green beans and chickpeas. These two foods are very appetizing to adults as well. One cup of green beans has only 20 calories and over 4 grams of fiber. Chickpeas or garbanzos beans come in two varieties; canned or cooked. One cup of canned or cooked chickpeas will have 170 calories and 12 grams of fiber!
Because It Works! Global just introduced a new and improved form of “It’s Vital” at this year’s annual conference and lots of questions are flying around, I wanted to share what I’ve learned about the new It Works multivitamin with all of you
Each “It’s Vital” complete nutrition pack will include 30 packets– each packet will contain 5 tablets and one softgel. The tablets are gluten-free, plant-based, whole food supplements. The softgels contain your omega 3s & have a lemon flavor! Each packet is designed to provide your body with high-quality nourishment that lasts all day long. This new product will be available starting February 1st.
WHAT WILL I FIND IN THE NUTRITION PACK?
It’s Vital Minerals: (2 tablets) A cutting-edge blend of Vitamin D and Vitamins K1 and K2 (MK-7) for maximum calcium absorption and cardiovascular protection.
It’s Vital Omega-3: (1 softgel) Triple strength DHA and EPA fatty acids to support heart health.
It’s Vital Core Nutrition: (3 tablets) Essential vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients to nourish your mind and body.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT IN THIS NEW FORMULA?
patented time-released formula allows you to take the entire packet at once to provide complete nourishment throughout the day
new mineral tablets contain over 500% of the RDA of Vitamin D
new multivitamin formula requires only 3 capsules a day versus 6 capsules with the old formula
new formula’s tablets are smaller and easier to swallow
omega 3s help lower the amount of lipids (fats like cholesterol) circulating the bloodstream
If you suffer from depression, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, fatigue, dry & itchy skin, brittle hair & nails, or joint pain, your condition may be improved from an increased consumption of omega 3 fatty acids!
vitamin K promotes healthy blood-clotting in our bodies
vitamin K helps our bodies absorb calcium
vitamin K helps prevent bone fractures and other bone-health related diseases like osteoporosis
vitamin K may help reduce the risk of arterial calcification, cardiovascular disease and varicose veins
While this is just a small start to the long list of health benefits the It’s Vital Complete Nutrition Pack will provide, I hope it got you excited for its release! Once we can get our hands on the full ingredient list and nitty-gritty details, I will be sure to share those with you as well
With the Christmas holiday season in our midst, I know it can be tough on a lot of people for a lot of reasons. Whether it’s dealing with a missed loved one, financial issues, work stress, family problems etc., it’s often easy to dig yourself into a hole of depression.
And thus, every year, millions of confused and unhappy people around the world spend millions of dollars on self-help books…hoping and praying that one will reveal the most sought-after secret in life: How to be happy.
The problem is…well, part of the problem is that our society has conditioned us to believe we should be happy all the time. While living in a constant state of bliss sounds nice in theory, it’s just not realistic.
Because, as we all know, bad things happen to good people.Bad things happen to all people. That’s just life. But…
How to Be Happy Lesson #1: Remind yourself that emotions are temporary.
When something negative happens in your life, know that it’s OK to be unhappy, it’s OK to be sad, and it’s OK to be angry.
There’s a reason why the saying “life is a rollercoaster” has become so well-known in today’s society– life has countless ups and downs, regardless of who you are or what your background is.
Feeling unhappy doesn’t mean you’re defective or weak, it means you’re human.
And because humans have evolved to be a species of such high-intelligence (yeah, I’m talking to YOU, smarty-pants!), many of us have come to believe that we can “control” our minds and control our emotions by flooding our minds with positive thinking.
…Then when we can’t control our emotions like we want to, we beat ourselves up and think we’re “weak” because we can’t get rid of the negative thoughts racing through our heads. It’s a vicious cycle that doesn’t stop until you learn how to accept your emotions.
Ok, but how can I be happy if I always “allow” myself to feel what I’m…feeling?
Great question! The answer lies in practice. As silly as it sounds, you have to learn to know which emotions, thoughts, memories, etc. are helping you and which ones are hurting you.
How to Be Happy Lesson #2: Accept your emotions instead of pushing them away.
While we can’t just “get rid of” the emotions & thoughts that aren’t bettering us, we can learn how to accept them and move past them.
Think about it this way: Whenever you try really hard not to think about something, it’s nearly impossible not to. Your mind wants what it “can’t have.”
Now, you may be able to trick your mind (temporarily) into thinking about the situation in a more positive light and make yourself feel better… but ultimately, those dark thoughts will come creeping back because they were never really dealt with or accepted, they were just replaced with other, more positive thoughts.
In the same vein, when you accept your emotions for what they are… emotions– and stop trying to replace and/or get rid of them, you’ll find that it’s much easier to get on with your life because your focus is elsewhere.
When we give our emotions our attention, they grow and become more complex. When we don’t give our emotions our attention, they shrink, and eventually dissipate on their own.
So, uh, how do I accept my emotions if I’m not supposed to give them attention?
When I say you should “accept your emotions,” it’s really just another way of saying don’t fight your emotions. If your significant other just broke up with you, it’s perfectly normal to feel sad, angry or frustrated.
Instead of dwelling on those feelings of sadness, etc., however, you can focus your attention on something else–something that benefits or fulfills you in some way. You’re not trying to stop feeling sad or trying to replace sad thoughts with happy ones, you’re just focusing your attention elsewhere. Who says you can’t bake cookies and cry at the same time? Not me, certainly.
How to Be Happy Lesson #3: Find something that fulfills you.
This is easier said than done, but it doesn’t have to be something extravagant to make you feel good. Read, write, walk, run, paint, sing, cook, work, knit… it doesn’t matter as long as it’s positively contributing to your life.
Having that outlet or escape is extremely important when it comes to handling stress or other negative emotions because it allows your mind to absorb itself into something other than your thoughts.
For me, I LOVE a nice, long run to get my mind off things… I’m so focused on the path ahead that I forget everything else.
And even if those negative thoughts & emotions come back when I return from my run, they’re never as… intense as they were. I think running lets me lose track of my thoughts for a while, which ultimately leads me to a new perspective on the situation because I’ve had time to clear my head.
When you’re focusing your energy on an activity that fulfills you, you lose the ability to focus your energy on your emotions and thoughts. Your other emotions may not disappear right away, but if you continue to focus your energy on things that help and fulfill you, new & positive emotions (happiness!) will emerge, and ultimately… takeover
If I can’t go for a run, reading is another one of my favorite outlets…there’s nothing like escaping into another world through a story!
How about you? Do you have a go-to activity when you’re feeling emotional? Can you think of any other activities that would be nice and brain-numbing? I’d love to hear your comments!
As most of my readers already know, Greens is one of my all-time favorite products by It Works! Global– it’s the easiest, quickest and most cost-effective way (that I know of) to get your daily serving of fruits and vegetables all at once. It has a gaggle of great superfoods and each and every ingredient will give your a body a dose of awesome nutrients that will keep it working in tip-top condition.
For those of you who have never tried or heard of It Works! Greens, it’s an herbal supplement in powder form that contains more than 38 superfoods! All you need to do is put a scoop (or two!) in a bottle of water or juice, shake it up, and drink happy
And for those of you who are familiar with Greens, but not all the ingredients it contains, I’ve compiled this incredibly long list of its ingredients and information about each one. Feel free to share this post if you love Greens like I do!
If you’d like to see an entire wrap party, hosted LIVE from my own home, just press play below!
What is a Wrap Party?
A wrap party is an It Works! Global exclusive home party that features their signature product, the It Works! wrap. Unlike any other spa or beauty treatment on the market, these home body wraps are made of all-natural ingredients and are designed to tighten, tone and firm any area they’re applied to in as little as 45 minutes.
Hosting a wrap party is an easy and fun way to get friends, family, and strangers together to try the It Works! wrap for themselves and learn more about the business opportunity It Works! Global has to offer. While the ultimate goal of a wrap party should be signing up new loyal customers and distributors, it’s never an unsuccessful party when you end it with extra cash in your pocket.
Independent Distributor or Loyal Customer?
When you enroll as a loyal customer with It Works! Global, you’re agreeing to something pretty simple; in exchange for wholesale pricing on products for life (yes, for life!), you must choose at least one product for your autoship for three months. You can switch up which products you want delivered to you each month and may cancel your autoship anytime after your initial three month commitment is up.
Signing up to be a distributor, on the other hand, includes a few more perks…
As an independent distributor for It Works!, you can sell any (and hopefully all) It Works! products at their retail cost for an immediate profit. More importantly, however, you gain a unique opportunity to build your own business where you choose who you want to work with, when you want to work, and how you want to work.
Although there is an initial sign-up fee of $99 (normally $199), you receive a box of four wraps that retails for $99. In a nutshell, this means you can sell those four wraps at $25 each and break even for all of your sign-up costs after just one wrap party!
How much is my Autoship as a Distributor?
In order to maintain active distributor status, you must have at least $80 worth of products (in Bonus Volume) in your autoship every month. It’s totally up to you which products you want to order, but it’s always wise to keep some extra wraps on hand.
You’ll have your own e-suite, which is essentially a little back-office where you can manage your auto-ship at any time.
How Much Money can I Make with It Works?
A lot of people ask me this question with hopes of a specific number or an exact timeline, but it truly depends on the person—just like any other business, what you put into it is what you get out of it.
In order to be successful with It Works! Global, you need to be self-motivated, focused, and CONSTANTLY talking to new people about your business.
One of my favorite quotes sums all of this up pretty well…
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.” – Kenneth H. Blanchard
If you’d like to know more details about how the actual compensation plan works, however, you can check out this video I made to explain it!
But… I don’t know ANYthing about Business!?
Throughout the six years I’ve been working this business, I’ve heard just about every excuse in the book…
“I’m not very business savvy…”
“I’ve never been in sales…”
“I just don’t know if I have time…”
“I’m very shy…”
The list goes on and on, but the beauty of this business is that you have a built-in network of support as soon as you sign up.
The person who signs you up as a distributor will be your mentor (and, of course, I’d love to be that person )and will supply you with all of the training and tools you need to succeed in this business.
How Do You Promote The Business?
The beauty of this business is that its promoting possibilities are endless (well…if you’re creative!). I say the possibilities are endless because you can essentially promote this business everywhere you go, to everyone you meet, because beauty and wellness products are always in demand. A few of the most common ways to promote, however, are through…
I know I’m biased, but I really can’t say enough wonderful things about my team. Everyone is so incredibly supportive and encouraging of one another that we’ve grown to be like a family.
When we’re not having wrap parties or blitzing with one another, we’re always keeping in touch through calls, texts, emails, and social media to ensure that each and every team member feels supported.
In other words… WE TAKE CARE OF EACHOTHER.
How Can I Start Making Money FAST?
The first thing you need to do if you want to make money… is you have to enroll to sell It Works! products!
Once you’ve done that, you have to work with your upline (which, hopefully is me ) to schedule your first wrap party!
Once you enroll, you and I will have a conversation on the phone and I’ll explain to you our “Steps to Success” which is the system we try to duplicate with all new distributors to help them build a strong team, and start making money as quickly as possible. In a nutshell, it’s how you go about getting your first customers/distributors (others who want to sell the product).
What Is Your Team Like?
If I had to describe my team in one word, it’d have to be FUN. As corny as that sounds… it really is the truth.
Because we’re all working toward the same goal, my teammates and I are always talking, strategizing, and keeping each other motivated. My team revolves around communication and we’re constantly helping one another achieve new goals.
And now that social media has grown to be so popular, it’s never been simpler for our team to connect and support one another…