Raise Your Level Of Happiness

Can you take your business and happiness to the next level by doing one simple thing each day?

Yes! Let me share with you a simple exercise you can begin doing right now which can raise not only your level of happiness but your level of success in L’dara.

One of my favorite author’s is a professor from Harvard named Shawn Achor who wrote a bestselling book called The Happiness Advantage. Simply put, this was one of the best books I have read in the last 5 years. Literally life changing.

Shawn looked at hundreds of studies in positive psychology over the past few years, studies that were done on over 275,000 people. In that research, he basically discovered that the old notion that “Being successful will make you happy” is simply not true. But instead, he found through all this research that the complete opposite was true: “Being happy will make you successful.” You have to be happy first before you can achieve the success you really want in life. If you wait to be successful before you feel fulfilled and happy, your chances of success will drop tremendously and you won’t be happy long-term.

Shawn travels around the world, teaching some of the largest and most successful corporations how employees can take some simple steps to become happier and thus more successful. His results have been extraordinary, with companies achieving incredible success as a result of the quick little exercises he introduces to these companies.

What they have found with some major advances in technology such as MRIs and brain scans, is that by simply doing these exercises you actually can change the neural pathways in your brain. Physically change them! They have never been able to measure that before, but now they can. So you can now take someone who has been negative, unhappy, depressed and unsuccessful all their lives and actually help them to feel happier, more positive and become more successful AND you can actually see the changes in their physical brain! It’s incredible!

Let me share with you a few quick things you can do, beginning today to implement these strategies, become happier and become even more successful.

First, realize that happiness is a work ethic. Happiness is not a mystery. You have to train your brain to be positive. Try an experiment right now called the 21-Day Challenge. Pick one of these three researched habits and try it out for 21 days in a row to create a positive habit.

1. Write down three new things you are grateful for each day. Research shows this will significantly improve your optimism even 6 months later, and raises your success rates significantly.

2. Write for 2 minutes a day describing one positive experience you had over the past 24 hours. This is a strategy to help transform you from a task-based thinker, to a meaning based thinker who scans the world for meaning instead of endless to-dos. This dramatically increases happiness.

3. Write one, quick email first thing in the morning thanking or praising anyone you know. This significantly increases your feeling of social support, which was the largest predictor of happiness for the students that Shawn studied.

Start doing one of these habits today. And once and for all, stop yourself and others from saying, “I’ll be happy when…” That formula is broken. But there is a better one: happiness leads to greater success.


About Ray Faltinsky

Charla GerversRay received his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College and his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School, where he began researching the Direct Selling industry. His intensive research over a two-year period resulted in a 50-page thesis on Direct Selling (now called Relationship Marketing) and its viability as an effective means of distribution.

Combining his passion for wellness with his interest in Relationship Marketing, Ray launched FreeLife International in 1995, which has achieved well over $1 Billion in sales since that time. Now he is more excited than ever before to do his part to “Create Happiness” around the world with L’dara International.



Leverage The Power Of The Press

Leverage The Power Of The Press!

In today’s fast-paced, digital world news travels quicker than ever, allowing us a unique opportunity to share our story in ways we could never imagine!

Let’s take this incredible credibility and utilize it to make things happen- build your business, solidify your competitive advantage, validate the L’dara brand and create happiness!

Recently L’dara has been featured on CBS, NBC and on the in-depth finance news website Yahoo!News, which said “L’dara Advanced Anti-Aging Serum a Scientific Breakthrough with Age-Defying LBP-5 Complex”.

One of the leading beauty bloggers says “L’dara’s Anti-Aging serum might just be a fountain of youth in a bottle.”

L’dara is also receiving rave reviews from the Emmy Award Winning Makeup Team from Dancing With The Stars! “Love L’dara Anti-aging Serum!!! Using it under makeup gives a beautiful smooth palette! Use it twice daily, in the morning before moisturizer and in the evening with your nighttime skin care regime! You’ll love the feel of your skin!”

This type of unrivaled third party validation can help you grow your business by adding credibility and building awareness! Our PR efforts are gaining momentum every day and engaging people from all demographics. Now is the time to choose the information that is right for your audience and share it!

Tell everyone and anyone- and especially use the power of social media! Social media can help you build relationships that could be crucial to your business growth and success. The press is creating the content all you need to do is share it! Keep it simple with these 3 easy reminders:

SHARE with your friends, family, colleagues, prospects and social media community! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn – let your entire network know all the positive momentum! Post the pictures, send emails, re-tweet and share the links!

PARTY to celebrate the validation of your business- make every day a party! L’dara’s success is your success! Feature these powerful PR mentions at your next event!

CONNECT to your network and prospects through the power of PR. Create a meaningful dialogue, use it to follow-up and respond quickly. PR can open the door and start a new conversation that might lead to bigger possibilities.

This is such an exciting time for all of us and we are just getting started…stay tuned!

About Bonnie Todman

Prior to joining L’dara, Bonnie was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Herbalife International where she developed innovative brand and marketing strategies in the digital and physical worlds.

Previously, she led marketing and creative for renowned brands in fashion, retail and entertainment. Bonnie earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


The Law Of Increase

Let me share with you a basic law of success that I have seen work wonders for people as they strive to create a better life for themselves and their family. Simple put: “Whatever you are truly grateful for and appreciate will increase in your life!”

A couple years ago I read an amazing book titled Are You Ready to Succeed? by Dr. Srikumar Rao, an adjunct professor at London Business School and Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

In one of the key chapters, Dr. Rao talks about the “Law of Increase: Whatever you are truly grateful for and appreciate will increase in your life.” The basic premise is that we all have things for which we can be grateful and appreciative, like good health, a warm meal, a place to sleep, the ability to walk, talk, hear, etc. But, instead of focusing on those things, most of us tend to focus on the few things in our life that are not going the way you want them. By focusing on those things that are “not going our way,” not only do we feel frustrated, angry, and depressed, but we are sending out “negative vibrations” that attract more negative things into our lives! It’s like a self-fulfilling prophecy!

The key is to focus as much of your attention as possible on what is “right” in your life. I highly recommend to help you meet your personal or professional goals. Write down your goal at the top of a piece of paper. Once you have formulated your goal statement, sit down for 15 minutes and write down every scrap of evidence that you can find that shows you are moving toward your goal and give thanks for it. They key is to write down every bit of evidence…even the smallest bit of evidence that shows how you are moving toward your goal. Writing it down is absolutely crucial! The act of writing brings a magical quality to the exercise.

The second key is to give thanks for each item you have written down and feel a deep sense of appreciation and gratitude for it. In his book, Dr. Rao advises, “Allow this feeling to surface. Permit it to take hold of you, to envelop you. Broadcast it out as a silent statement of who you are.”

The more you do this exercise with sincere appreciation and gratitude, the faster and easier you will reach your goal. As you get better and better at creating that feeling of gratitude, you can begin to carry that feeling with you throughout the day and your life will be transformed!


About Ray Faltinsky

Charla GerversRay received his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College and his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School, where he began researching the Direct Selling industry. His intensive research over a two-year period resulted in a 50-page thesis on Direct Selling (now called Relationship Marketing) and its viability as an effective means of distribution.

Combining his passion for wellness with his interest in Relationship Marketing, Ray launched FreeLife International in 1995, which has achieved well over $1 Billion in sales since that time. Now he is more excited than ever before to do his part to “Create Happiness” around the world with L’dara International.



2014… the Year of Your Dreams!

Dreams are some of the most powerful business tools we can ignite as we start a new year. A dream can be the rocket fuel behind you because of the emotional connection a dream has to your sense of purpose and happiness.  In fact, it is so important that the first few pages of the Breakthrough Success Manual focuses on dreams and directly on ‘why’ you want to have your own L’dara business.

You can’t just have a business to make money. Money cannot buy happiness. It can give you flexibility to make choices in life, but money alone will not provide lasting joy. It is what you do with that income that you earn that is the ‘why’ behind the business.

Because this business is an emotional business and excitement and confidence are directly correlated to the effectiveness in enrolling others, you will need a constant source of inspiration and motivation to stay on top of your game and break the temptation to make it routine.

You can always read something to inspire yourself, but only you can press the motivation button in order to move yourself into action. When you pause in your day to review your ‘why,’ you  open your heart and mind and allow yourself to dream, to envision yourself achieving those dreams, you will engage your heart, your mind will be set on achieving the dreams, your purpose will be grounded, your passion will be ignited, and your actions will be hard to stop.

A dream is just a dream until you put it to paper and make a plan. Where do you want to be and by when? Let’s get real with the dream and start setting milestone dates throughout the year so you can chart your progress. Break it down into the “hunks” (3 month/quarterly goals), “chunks” (monthly goals) and “bites” (weekly and daily goals) you need to make it happen!

For example, if you want to achieve the Cabo San Lucas trip then look at the second way to earn Cabo and get busy. Breaking it down into bites of 1 new Personally Enrolled Marketing Partner per week can put you and your guest on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas August 20-24, 2014!

Here is your “to-do” list to make 2014 the year of your dreams:

  1. Get your dreams  on paper (or make a dream board.) and post it where you’ll see it each day! Keep copies with you, posted in your house, car, office, garage door, and even your keys or wallet!
  2. Take time in every day to review your dreams and slow down to imagine yourself and your family living the dream life you’ve envisioned. Don’t let it be routine. Don’t let the busy-ness of the world around you steal this precious time in your day. Make it a priority!
  3. Set milestones throughout the year, such as quarterly goals, so you break your dream down and can chart your progress. Break it down into hunks, chunks and bites and get busy taking one bite at a time!

From my heart to yours, let’s go make 2014 the Year of Your Dreams for everyone we touch! Creating happiness for others is just what we do!


About Charla Gervers

Charla GerversCharla has 20 years experience in Direct Selling, specializing in leadership and sales development strategies.

With a strong focus on Marketing Partner support, Charla’s tireless energy and years of expertise inspire and motivate Marketing Partners to expedite growth and maximize earnings.


The real secret to success

What an incredible time to be in L’dara!! There are many exciting things happening right now.  Just last week, L’dkevin_bgara was featured in an article on that was one of the most powerful and positive articles I’ve ever seen written on any skin related product.   There is also lots of excitement around the December promotions that are happening right now.  But your long-term success in L’dara will not be driven by promotions and positive PR.  Yes, all of those things will help, but the real secret to your long-term success will be found in the intentional personal development that you experience over the upcoming months and years in L’dara.

And what’s ironic about this is that time for personal growth is often pushed to the backburner as other things in our lives take priority. Yet nothing can be more important to your success.  We can move forward, everyday and think we are doing ok, but are we reaching our potential?  Are we striving to become our very best? Are we consistently reaching outside our comfort zone? Remember people want to be enrolled and lead by others who are going places.  Your commitment to personal growth will be a key determinant to how far you go. 

As author James Allen says, “People are anxious to improve their circumstances but are unwilling to improve themselves ; They therefore remain bound.”  

Success is more than a change in how you say something or do something.  It’s far more than any “how to”.   If all you needed to be successful was to just do THESE things, then wouldn’t everyone who did those things be successful?  They would.  But we know that’s not the case.  The how to’s are certainly important but the energy, the momentum and the long-term success comes from the realization of your unique potential. Your individual growth, your personal development, and continual momentum forward will help you to become the person you want to attract to your business. The best way to help people reach their potential is to do your best to reach your own.

You have to be intentional about this personal growth. It won’t just happen. Research shows that people who are growing, learning and stretching past their comfort zones are the happiest. Set aside 15 minutes a day to read listen or watch a feature on Breakthrough University that is part of L’dara Plus.  This will certainly inspire you, build your confidence and make you far more effective as a positive influence on others.

Key Concept:  We think your title in L’dara will rise and fall based on your level of personal development. Don’t underestimate the power of personal growth; of committing those 15 minutes each day to learning more and becoming more.  So Dream BIG and make your own personal growth a priority!

A Brand Built for the Future

I’ve always been fascinated with brands and how they are brought to life. Every facet of a brand interests me − the logo, the visual icons, the voice, the attributes, the positioning, the taglines, the mission, vision, values, and of course − the inherent promise that the brand makes to you. I love to see how they emerge, evolve, and try to make their connection into our lives, which is probably why branding has been my livelihood for the past two decades!

How you create and illuminate a brand in today’s world is mission critical because the market is so oversaturated and our expectations have increased exponentially. On top of that, we are a society addicted to newness, so the bar to stand the test of time for brands is raised even higher. Sadly, we have seen the demise of brands that were unable to evolve with changing market dynamics. Continue reading

The Defining Moment!

We all remember moments in our lives when everything changed and things were never the same. Whether it is a wedding, graduation, birth of a child − all those happy moments when you see new possibilities in life. We envision some of those events and they fill our hearts with hope-filled anticipation. We have an event like that coming up November 7-9! This event will change lives just as mine was changed many years ago in Seattle, Washington. Continue reading