HI again! This is the second post to a 4 post series. To read post 1 (my story), go HERE!
Wow…I received a lot of great feedback about my Shaklee story, thank you! I am glad that you enjoyed it! :) Today, I am going to share some history and facts about Shaklee as a Company. There is a lot more to Shaklee than the famous Basic H that I always talking about. I am really excited about this post because I love sharing Shaklee with others!
I am proud to be part of Shaklee and I firmly believe that you should know the background about a company and what it stands for before you start using it and/or representing it!!!
Warning: Longest post EVER…there is just so much great info to give you!
What is Shaklee Corporation?
As the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., we've been making people healthier for over 50 years. And we've made it part of our job to make the planet healthier along the way.
We were doing it back when green was just a color and biodegradable was barely a word. In fact, as early as 1960, we made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever.
And we were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral certification and totally offset our CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.
We do what we do because we think it's essential to do our small part as part of the movement to make people and the planet healthier. In doing so, we believe each of our contributions put together will create the major change we wish to see in the world.
What is the Shaklee Legacy?
For 50 years, Shaklee Corporation has been leading the way in natural health products and sustainable business practices.
Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr.
In 1915, Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee created "Vitalized Minerals," one of the first multivitamins in the world. When he founded Shaklee Corporation in 1956, he helped pioneer both the nutritional supplement industry and a distribution method that rewards word-of-mouth referrals.
When everybody else was celebrating plastic and synthetic materials, Shaklee turned to nature—finding the purest natural ingredients for vitamins and making one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever.
When everybody else was spending their marketing dollars on advertising, Shaklee invested what would amount to billions of dollars in rewards for people who spread the word. Not to mention millions of dollars in research and development.
Shaklee Corporation continues to lead the way in the belief that the health and prosperity of people and the planet offer the greatest hope for a better world.
The Golden Rule.
Shaklee is about health!
Shaklee is the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S. Why?
There are many logical reasons:
Over $250 million invested in clinical testing, research, and development
Over 83,000 tests annually for product quality
Over 100 scientific papers, 90 of them published in peer-reviewed journals
Quality far beyond industry standards
But the real reason is much less quantifiable. It's passion.
We think health is the most important thing in the whole world. Without it, you have nothing else.
So everything that goes into every Shaklee bottle is designed to make you healthy. And to do it so well you tell your friends about it.
Dr. Shaklee's vision was to give people the wealth of health. We still think that's the best idea to build a company on.
(Please watch…great video on the SHAKLEE DIFFERENCE!!!)
Shaklee is Living In Harmony with Nature!
True words. Spoken in the age of machines and plastic.
Following Dr. Shaklee's advice, we draw from the wisdom of nature in everything we do.
What that means is we make products from the purest natural ingredients. And we take stringent measures to keep out pesticides, contaminants, and other unnatural things that simply don't belong there. But just as important as what we take from nature is what we don't take.
Our company was the first in the world to be Climate Neutral, which means we operate with a net zero impact on the earth. THAT IS AMAMZING!!! :)
Our world headquarters is a renowned model of environmental responsibility. We make products that are gentle on the planet. And we do not test on animals.
Ever since Shaklee was founded, we've been following the laws of nature.
So far, we've never gone wrong.
Shakee is About Passing the Word!
Dr. Shaklee was a humble man. He passed the word along, alright.
He passed it on to millions of people whose lives have been changed by it. You can't find a Shaklee product on a single store shelf. You find it through conversation. In the living room. On the phone. Over a cup of coffee. And on my blog, lol!
You find it when someone believes in it so strongly, they just have to tell you about it. Dr. Shaklee found out that this was the best way to spread the message of health, because it's based on trust in the people you know. You'd never share a cleaner that didn't work with someone who has to pass you the potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner. A refreshing concept in business in Dr. Shaklee's time. And even more so today.
Instead of putting money into advertising and supply chains and storefronts, we believe our money is better spent by rewarding people who share Shaklee products with the people they know.
You tell your friend about a great movie. You tell your friend about a restaurant he shouldn't miss. Shaklee products get shared in the same way.
We're About Doing What's Right!
Sometimes, you do things because they're good for business.
And sometimes, you do things just because you should.
Among these are our campaign to plant a million trees.
Our sponsorship of three North Pole expeditions to measure the impact of global warming.
Our donation of environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, used on board Jacques Cousteau's research vessels.
Our donation of vitamins and nutrition drinks to undernourished children and earthquake victims.
Our support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to promote human rights and end poverty.
Our partnership with Dr. Wangari Maathai, the first Nobel Peace laureate recognized for environmental work.
Our official sponsorship of Earth Day. Our donation of almost half a million dollars to U.S. hurricane relief. Our annual giving that has topped $3 million.
The list goes on.
And so does our commitment to doing what's right simply because it is.
We're About Opportunity!
At Shaklee, we not only offer a life-changing immune supplement. We offer a life-changing opportunity.
To people who believe in Shaklee products enough to tell their friends about them, we offer a unique chance for them to be their own boss, on their own terms, and to work beyond whatever goals they set.
We're not just talking about an opportunity to make a huge income. We're talking about an opportunity to spend a huge chunk of time at the park with the kids.
Unlike other businesses, the opportunity is yours no matter where you live, where you did or didn't go to school, who gets your foot in what door, what's on your resume, or if you even have one.
Unlike other businesses with glass ceilings and salary caps, there is no limit to where this opportunity can take you.
Unlike other businesses that offer a way to make a living, this opportunity is a way to make living better.
We're About Dreams!
At some time in most people's lives, the idealism of youth gives way to the reality of bills, and they find themselves hitting the snooze button over and over on Monday morning.
We think most people are snoozing when they are dreaming.
We believe it's every person's innate right to be prosperous, regardless of education, class, ethnicity, gender, or location. We believe it's every person's innate right to live the life they have imagined.
Some Shaklee Distributors have made a couple of hundreds of dollars extra each month.
Others have used their Shaklee income to put their children through college, travel to places they have never heard of, become healthier than ever, buy homes, become millionaires, retire comfortably, retire cushily, start foundations, and dream bigger than they've ever dreamed before.
In a world where skeptics, naysayers, realists, cynics, and snoozers are the norm, at Shaklee, it's normal to ask, "What if?"
We're About Shared Success!
Thanks to great vision and smart business practices, we're a very profitable company.
But that's not the only way we measure our success. We also measure it by how many people's lives we help make better off than before.
While most businesses thrive on competition, we ask the question, "Why can't success depend on sharing?"
It works like this. You're rewarded for sharing healthy, earth-friendly Shaklee products with others. You're rewarded even more by helping others to do the same. So that the more successful those people become, the more you benefit. And sure, the more we benefit. Because sharing makes everyone's share more valuable.
In fact, we've paid out over $3 billion in commissions.
Billion with a "b."
But there's more to it than sharing financial reward. We're sharing products and a way of life that truly make people and the planet healthier.
We believe this is the start of a revolutionary business and social model. One that will demonstrate how businesses can help solve many of the world's most pressing problems.
Some simply call it the Golden Rule.
We're About A Better World!
The principles we were founded on 50 years ago are more relevant today than ever before.
That's why we're all in this. We believe we're part of a movement to make people and the planet healthier.
But most importantly, all of us at Shaklee are in this because we want to do our small part. And each of our small contributions put together will create that major change we wish to see in the world.
How about you?
More Than Just a Great Place to Work!
At Shaklee, we don’t just promote health and wellness, we practice it.
We believe in rewarding great talent.
We’ve got some of the best and brightest, the most innovative and the most passionate, working together in developing products and an opportunity that support our mission of providing a healthier life for everyone and a better life for anyone.
Shaklee employees are the driving force behind our brand; they make us what we are today—the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S..
Simply put, the Shaklee Difference starts here.
Shaklee is Naturally Safe and Proven Effective!
The shaklee product philosophy
For over 50 years, generations of families have counted on us to do what no other company can do quite like Shaklee—make products that are naturally safe AND proven effective.
Our mission at Shaklee is to provide a healthier life for everyone and a better life for anyone. We do it by making natural products that are so exceptional, you just have to tell your friends. Every product that goes into every Shaklee bottle is designed to improve health, work without compromise, and be gentle on the planet.
When you pick Shaklee, you will know three things to be true. It is always safe. It always works. And it is always green.
Ok, I know that was a lot but I didn’t know what to take out! It is all great stuff! You see, Shaklee is way more than just product…it has a meaning! I don’t know any other company out there that can say all this!!!
Shaklee is the BEST!!!
What did you think of all this info?
What do you think is the most interesting thing about Shaklee?
Read Part 1 HERE!
Come back for information of Shaklee’s products and why they are different! That’s next! :)
After that..How the Business Works and How to Join!
Have a great day!
Also, if you want to know more about Shaklee, the products, the company, the opportunity, etc, please check out my other Shaklee site.
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