My daughter, Alia, is a state finalist in the National American Miss pageant in California. She will be competing in San Jose this weekend for the state title in the Teen category and hopefully move onto the national competition in November. You can read all about NAMISS and Alia here, and to thank her sponsors we will be posting interviews about their businesses. We are SO appreciative of the support Alia has received from clients and friends that want to help her achieve her dream.
The sixth interview is with Stephen and Rhoda Kindred who are independent distributors for Shaklee and have an inspiring personal story about what their business means to them, and some great advice for others. I’ll let Stephen and Rhoda take it from here! THANKS Stephen and Rhoda! Your support is SO appreciated!
What is the name of your business and what do you do?
Our biz name is SRKindred – Shaklee Independent Distributors.
We are excited to be a part of the #1 Natural Nutrition company in the Nation! We started sharing shaklee, because we want to make a difference. Our goal is to live a healthier, cleaner, natural lifestyle and have the financial freedom to enjoy it, that Shaklee provides, not just for ourselves but for all those we come in contact with!
Shaklee is an incredible way to live -fun, rewarding and satisfying! -Whether your interest is Nutrition, Skincare, Non-toxic Cleaners, Clean Water or an Amazing Job Opportunity – complete with great trips, cash and prizes!
Life is good….
How or why did you decide to start your business?
Eight years ago, our oldest daughter starting getting regular bladder and urinary track infections, dysfunctional elimination syndrome and reflux of the bladder. Her liver was only operating at 60%, she had kidney problems, as well as other health problems. We took her to seven different doctors, including top specialist’s at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indy, and she was on prescription medication continually for over four years, sometimes being on five different kinds of medication at the same time with no good results. We noticed that she didn’t have the energy that other kids her age had. She suffered from depression, and seemed to be ‘scatter brained’. She started to do poorly in school and simple little things seemed like big mountains to her. Even the doctors told us that the medication was causing more harm to her in the long run, but they didn’t know what else to do. That is when we decided to try using herbs and vitamins.
In June 2010 we stopped all prescription medication and started taking Shaklee supplements. Just two months later, in Aug. she had her first clean urinary culture in 4 years! We noticed that she had more energy, a better attitude and her other medical problems were getting better! We were amazed at the difference that two months of being on Shaklee’s natural supplements made!
In Nov. 2010 she had more follow up testing done at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the specialist said the herbs and vitamins are working and that he only needed to see her in a year for another checkup to make sure things were still working for her! No more trips to Indy or Cincy, tests or weekly cultures! The herbs and vitamins did in just 5 months what prescription medicine couldn’t do (only made worse) in 5 yrs! We can’t say enough good about using Shaklee supplements!
A year later, we took our daughter down to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for her yearly tests and doctor visit.
The tests came back GREAT! There was no reflux, the bladder is normal, no chunks of sediment, or thickened walls. The kidneys are healthy with NO scarr tissue or damage. And more importantly all her symptoms are GONE! The doctor dismissed her COMPLETELY and she has never been back since!
We are so thankful to Shaklee for healing our daughter and making our family healthy! Please, if you or someone you know is on prescription medication – try Shaklee – it just could save your life!
How does your business make a difference for your customers/ clients?
Shaklee Products from Stephen and Rhoda KindredWe have all natural products that help change people life. Our get clean products (no chemicals) helps people who suffer from allergies, asthma etc., Our vitamins/supplements build a solid nutrition foundation that all of us need and helps with Chronic illness. Our weight loss products help people change their lifestyle and be able to lose weight, but isn’t like typical weight loss diets, as its a life change not a quick diet pill. And we are able to help people achieve their dreams of being debt free, having time with family, travel, being in a business for yourself but not by yourself.
What is unique about you or your business when compared to your competitors?
We are helping others live a healthier, cleaner, natural lifestyle. To improve the lives and health of everyone we meet by providing credible information and products of the highest quality and help them achieve financial freedom!
We are dedicated to the Shaklee philosophy of doing business by the Golden rule and living in harmony with Nature.
We provide opportunities for continual personal development and work as a TEAM in a positive environment of learning and laughter. Every person is unique and I will go out of my way to find what works best for you. Our products are tested more than any other product on the market and we have the scientific evidence to prove it! We have a 100% money back guarantee (no restrictions and no buying commitments)
Who are your ideal customers or what is the demographic/target of your business?
People that are looking to make their life better, by health and/or though making extra income to get out of debt, or have their own biz to control their own economy.
What is your company’s mission?
Shaklee Corporation’s mission is “to provide a healthier life for everyone and a better life for anyone.”
What are you personally passionate about?
I am happily married and a stay at home, homeschooling momma to three kids (Faith 13yrs., Wyatt 7yrs., & Layia 4yrs.) who are very much full of energy – there is never a dull moment at our house!
We live out in the country on a small hobby farm and have chickens, rabbits, nigerian dwarf dairy goats, a pup and a few barn cats. We love our ‘little’ piece of land and enjoy spending time here at home, living a simple life!
In the spring and summer, you will find me in one of my many perennial flowerbeds or in my very cute garden with paths. I love flowers and all things plants! I enjoy canning from the garden, cooking, baking and crafts. I also enjoy special singing and writing poetry!
I love nature and spending time outdoors.
The thing I am most passionate about is that with Shaklee, I can ‘Live in Harmony with Nature’ in all aspects of our life!
What 3 pieces of advice would you give to other business owners?
Everyone works hard, respect them for what they do and the effort they put into their biz.
Whatever you think and believe is what you can achieve and do.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life!”
Do you have any advice for the teens of today, as they navigate their way to adulthood?
Respect others. Work Hard. Believe in Yourself. Be one of the 5% (story below)
Do you have a favorite quote or inspirational story to share?
Shaklee Business Opportunity” He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.”
Be one of the 5%! What was going on in the world in 1491? We all know what happened in 1492 – but more importantly, what was going on in 1491? Columbus was preparing to sail around the world. His challenge was that he lived in a world of ‘flat world’ thinkers (at least 95% of them! – There is an ancient verse that says, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” – If you think the world is flat, you will act as though the world is flat).
The first thing Columbus had to do was raise the money to build the ships. Can you imagine him going to the bankers to get a loan? Would you agree that bankers are by-and-large a rather conservative bunch? So Columbus is trying to sell the bankers on the idea and the bankers are saying, “You want to do WHAT?! You’ll sail off the edge of the earth and I’ll lose my investment. Forget it!”
Columbus finally convinces Queen Isabella to finance the deal. Now he has to raise a crew — from flat-world thinkers. What kind of response do you suppose he got from that? “Are you nuts? I’m not going to go out there and sail off the edge of the earth!” (That was the 95%…..) And you think you have a tough sell in your business? People will only operate within the confines of what they think is possible. As we were growing up, most of us were taught WHAT to think, but most of us were never taught HOW to think. Why is that a problem?
For every 100 Americans at age 65:
1 will be wealthy
4 will be financially independent
32 will be dead (they never learned how to take care of themselves – or ignored it)
63 will be dead broke (hoping Social Security or their family will bail them out)
In other words, 95% of people never figure it out! As you were growing up, your parents were the first ones that taught you how the world worked. Then your teachers were telling you. Next your bosses on the job were telling you how the world worked. What are the odds that some of what you were taught and what you believe will help you succeed in the world is wrong? – about 95%!
We got a lot of bad information, but if we believe that information is true, and behave as though it is true – we will probably end up like the 95%! It is almost a certainty. Our limiting thoughts are what keep us where we are – keep us from achieving our goals.
Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?