Just like Betsy – a pioneering entrepreneur

Today we celebrate Flag Day — a time to remember the adoption of our nation’s flag, and the foundation of our nation’s freedom.

I proudly display the American flag at our front door (always positioned to the left) and every time I look at it I feel a sense of pride. I’m reminded of the giving spirit of our citizens and the privileges and opportunities we have in this country. The American flag is our country’s brand, so to speak. It symbolizes America — the greatest country in the world.

If you grew up in America, you probably learned about a woman named Betsy (Griscom) Ross. What a fine example she was of the entrepreneurial spirit! Betsy was born in 1752 in Philadelphia and was raised in a family of carpenters. She learned needlework at home and in school. She married John Ross and together they opened an upholstery business in New Jersey in 1773, with flags being one of their specialties.

After the Revolutionary War started, the business faced challenges as fabrics were difficult to come by. In 1776, John Ross died leaving Betsy to keep the business running. Through her network, she met George Washington who was impressed with her skills. Legend has it that he asked her to design and sew a flag for the new nation.

Betsy was a mother, a businesswoman, the foundation of her household and, as I see it, a true entrepreneur. She had courage and determination to keep the business running when everything else around her was falling apart. Can you imagine what life must have been like for her? And yet she persevered despite the challenges. She symbolizes commitment, much like our Independent Business Owners (IBOs) at PURE today. Just like Betsy, our IBOs continue to give hope to those who want a better life and an opportunity to strive for greatness.

Today may not be a national holiday, but it’s a very significant day nevertheless. May the American flag, and Betsy Ross, be reminders of that great entrepreneurial spirit as we spread Whole Health across the nation.

Here is a reminder on how to honor and display the American flag from the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). As you proudly fly your flag today, pledge your support for those who have sacrificed for our freedom by visiting https://livepure.com/giveback/.

Remember the real meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day officially marks the beginning of summer as we fire up the grill and enjoy time together.  Many of us are celebrating graduations, picnicking and planning vacations.  It’s a time to revel in the sun and just feel good.

The three-day weekend brings out a lot of excitement, but it’s also time to remember the true meaning of the holiday. It’s a special day to mourn the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives defending this country. We’re reminded of the tremendous price Americans paid throughout history to preserve our democracy, our values and our way of life.

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day in the 1800s, a time to honor those who died in the Civil War. People celebrated by decorating the graves of the fallen. General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) designated May 30 as a day “for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”1

Originally, only soldiers who had died in the Civil War were honored. The first observance of the holiday after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina on May 1, 1865.2  After WWI, the holiday extended honor to all Americans who have died while in military service. Their ultimate sacrifice is the reason for the freedoms we have today. We must not take those for granted.

Harry S. Truman said, “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” No, we will never forget, and we can still make a difference by proudly supporting our veterans.

PURE invites you to give back with a simple dollar donation. A dollar might not seem like much, but it’s life changing to a veteran. As you prepare those hot dogs and hamburgers, take just a moment to visit livepure.com/giveback to support the Disabled American Veterans organization, American veterans and their families. They were there for you, be there for them.

Remember our heroes! They never die; they live in our memories!

Happy Memorial Day!

1 https://armyhistory.org/general-john-a-logan-memorial-day-founder/

2 http://www.10-facts-about.com/Memorial-Day/id/1366

PURE IBO John Louch benefits from PURE Detox and DAV

Meet John Louch, PURE Independent Business Owner and a lifetime member of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

John joined PURE in September 2018 after being introduced to the company by his brother, Russ Louch. The products seemed great to him, but what really attracted John to PURE was the remarkable dedication from the leadership of those at the highest levels of the organization.

“J.R. Burnett, Chairman Independent Business Owner (IBO), drove from Lubbock, TX to my brother’s house in San Marcos, TX to share PURE,” said John. “What kind of company has people willing to drive hundreds of miles for each other? I knew at that point that I wanted to be a part of this!”

In addition, the inspirational leadership John has received from IBO Lucretia Valle (2018 PURE Heart recipient) and the entire Valle team has been amazing and provides him with the motivation to excel.

John started with the CORE4 products and later participated in the 7-Day Detox program. During his first 7 days on the detox, he lost 11 pounds and felt so good that he continued with the 28-Day Detox. He lost a total of 35 pounds. The products have helped support John’s healthy lifestyle changes.*

John enlisted in the Army in 1990 and served until 2016. He began his career as a combat medic and after several years received a Green to Gold Scholarship. He earned his commission as an Army officer from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

John served as a team leader, platoon leader, company executive officer, detachment executive officer, company commander, detachment commander, battalion logistics officer, brigade planning officer, military transition team executive officer, battalion executive officer and senior military advisor. John was stationed in various locations across the U.S. including Alaska, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Maryland, Kansas, and Washington D.C.

John is most proud of his time serving as a company commander during the initial ground assault into Iraq and as an advisor to foreign governments. He has a wide range of medals and awards from his 25 years on active duty and more than 58 months spent in combat. He is forever grateful for the medics, nurses and surgeons at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Germany for the care they gave him after being evacuated on multiple occasions.

These days, John spends his time volunteering in his community. He is active with the Good News Club which provides free after-school care and shares the message of Jesus Christ with students. John has helped the Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity build several homes dedicated to deserving disabled veterans. He is a member of the Southern Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief and Team Rubicon, a veteran-run disaster management/relief organization.

The new year is the perfect time to start your detox journey. Join Team28 and get your health back on track. Participants are seeing incredible results and you can too. Follow the program for seven days, or if you desire a deeper detox, continue with the 28-day program for additional results. You’ll create sustainable habits and experience life-changing results. Learn more.

PURE is a proud partner of DAV. You can give back to those who gave by visiting livepure.com/giveback.

Do you want your story featured in PURE’s corporate blog? Share it with us at marketing@livepure.com.

*Individual results may vary. PURE 7-Day Detox Program lowers your calorie intake and suggests physical activity for best results. Share the plan with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications prior to use.

 

*Individual results may vary. PURE 7-Day and 28-Day Detox Programs lower your calorie intake and suggest physical activity for best results. Share the plans with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications prior to use.

A story of transformation: Veronica Fuller

Veronica Fuller, a PURE Independent Business Owner (IBO) and multi-medaled veteran, is a fine example of the PURE philosophy as she participated in and benefited from the 28-day detox program and thoroughly enjoys making a difference in the lives of others.

Veronica served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1998 as a hospital corpsman providing medical care for sailors. She was stationed in Maryland, Virginia, Naval Station Rota in Spain and on the Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort. Her honors include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Battle “E” Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Medal, Military Unit Commendation and Sea Service Ribbon.

After retiring due to medical reasons, Veronica integrated back into civilian life working as an OB/GYN clinical nurse. She then returned to school to obtain her medical esthetician license.

During her retirement, Veronica saw her health and weight decline. She suffered from various health problems and her weight climbed to 245 pounds. That’s when she discovered PURE: People United Reaching Everyone. Products from PURE’s CORE4, HealthTrim® line, Everyday Essentials and GPS line, help facilitate the removal of toxins from the body while supporting weight loss.*

Veronica joined PURE as an IBO in August 2018. She decided to participate in PURE’s 28-Day Detox program and is seeing incredible results and achieving her health goals. “Since joining PURE and being on their detox program, I have dropped 20 pounds in 25 days!**  My joints are not killing me, and I feel fabulous! The program has kick-started my return to the land of the living, giving me new health goals to strive for and achieve.” 

Her favorite product is SleepTrim because, she says, “Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to have your body working for you while you sleep?” ENERGY was her second favorite although she thinks it should be called “Focus” because it gives her so much mental clarity.

Veronica is an inspiration to us all. She helped those who fought for our country and is now reaching out and helping others discover Whole Health. We are thankful for her service and honored that she is part of our PURE family.

Learn more about how PURE and DAV are making a difference in the lives of veterans. If you’d like to learn more about the PURE Detox and what it can do for you, visit https://livepure.com/7-day-detox.

Are you interested in sharing your story? Email marketing@livepure.com – we’d love to feature you!

**Individual results may vary. PURE 7-Day Detox Program lowers your calorie intake and suggests physical activity for best results. Share the plan with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications prior to use.

PURE partners with Disabled American Veterans, DAV

PURE: People United Reaching Everyone announced its philanthropic partnership with DAV, part of PURE’s ongoing corporate commitment to support the community and give back as part of their mission to deliver Whole Health. 

“I am proud to support an organization that cares for our nation’s heroes. This is important and personal to us as many of our Independent Business Owners (IBOs) are veterans,” says Daren Hogge, PURE CEO. “We hope our partnership with DAV will increase awareness of its mission and inspire people to support veterans and their families. We want to ensure that our brave veterans get the assistance they deserve, and DAV delivers the highest level of services at no cost to them.”

PURE’s mission is to deliver Whole Health by means of high-quality products, an income opportunity, relationships and events, and opportunities to give back. This new partnership with DAV offers PURE IBOs and customers a way to collectively and personally fulfill their mission to make a lasting charitable impact, and give back to those men and women who have served our country.

“DAV is committed to helping veterans build their fullest lives, especially in the wake of life-altering injury or illness,” said DAV National Commander, Dennis Nixon. “We’re grateful to PURE for recognizing this important mission, and thanks to their generous support, even more veterans and their families will have the opportunity to flourish.”

To learn more, visit livepure.com/giveback.

About DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.

A look back at Xcelerate 2018

What a great two days of appreciation, innovation, motivation, education and celebration! For those who joined us, we’d like to thank you, and for those who were unable to make it, you can catch the highlights right here!

Enjoy this video reflecting on the highlights of Xcelerate!

Appreciate & Celebrate

We recognized the accomplishments and success of more than 500 IBOs across the stage Friday evening and throughout the weekend!

  • Pinning Crown Diamonds Jared and Heather Burnett for their amazing accomplishment and presentation of a $250,000* PURE Rank Bonus check
  • The inaugural PURE Heart Award was presented to Lucretia Valle for her ongoing philanthropic efforts.
  • The inaugural Heritage Award was presented to Jared and Heather Burnett and Byongwan Lim and Mira Kim for their pivotal roles in growing PURE over the years.
  • We recognized Rising Stars for their accomplishments in their own business but also for inspiring and leading others to build their businesses too in recruiting, team-building and team advancement.
  • The Race to Recruit winner enjoyed an exclusive Q&A lunch with PURE CEO, Daren Hogge and Director of Sales, Sam Crossley.
  • Top Recruiters recognized for their influence in impacting lives with the PURE business opportunity.
  • Team28 Challenge Prize Winner was announced, Ryan Takao! Through the Detox Program, Ryan has been able to grow his business from IBO status to Platinum and received an upgraded cabin on the Eastern Caribbean Cruise and Black Car Service from his doorstep.
  • Top Shareholders were recognized for their contribution to PURE.
  • Inaugural IBOs were celebrated for laying the foundation in 2008 for the PURE business and their leadership in helping to propel continuous growth into the next ten!
  • Eastern Caribbean, Bora Bora & Maui Qualifiers were celebrated for their success in recruiting and achieving ranks! There is still time to earn your way to the Eastern Caribbean and Maui; learn how at www.livepure.com/incentive-trips.
  • 2018 PURE Rank Bonus Achievers were presented with commemorate Xcellence bottles to celebrate how they are impacting others with great products and the opportunity.
  • Team28 achievers were welcomed to hold up signs on stage reflecting their weight loss results from the Detox program.
  • We welcomed many of our PURE family from around the world.

Captivate

  • Sam Crossley’s debut as the Xcelerate emcee introduced us to his crazy dance skills. (Don’t tell him we told you but they are not Juilliard quality.)
  • We heard from each of our LAC (Leadership Advisory Council) members on Product Education, Dealing with Roadblocks, Mindset/Belief and Winning Big.
  • NASCAR Cup Driver, Gray Gaulding, shared with us the impact products by PURE has had on him and how he will be wrapping his car in PURE branding in select 2019 races. He also distributed Hero Cards and autographs.

Innovate & Activate

  • Dr. Bucky Buckner, Chairman of the WAB, shared the why behind the Cleanse, Balance, Build, Focus philosophy and introduced the new Daily Detox product.
  • Mark Paulsen highlighted the benefits of the reformulated and repackaged GPS product line with the addition of GPS Hydrate in Grape, GPS Circulate in Strawberry Kiwi and GPS Reset. He also shared that we are working to get all GPS products Informed Sports Certified.
  • Updates on the WAB (Wellness Advisory Board) and how they are helping to propel us forward, and the announcement of the Executive Committee comprised of Dr. Bucky Buckner, Dr. Carmen Keith and Rich Scheckenbach who will work directly with corporate on a regular basis to continue to advance us in formulas and science.
  • The Product Expo highlighted the key benefits of all the new products and sales tools and created an interactive, physical experience interwoven with GPS sampling.

Motivate

  • Inspiring stories from guest speaker Gary Guller about cultivating compassion and responsibility for others.
  • Words of reflection from PURE Founder, Mr. Jung and PURE CEO, Daren Hogge reflecting on where we have been over the past ten years and where we will go in the future.

Activate

  • New partnership supporting DAV was announced and we heard from a veteran IBO on how she is seeing the benefits of DAV. Learn more at www.livepure.com/giveback.
  • New Sales Tools launched to help support you in activating your business – Updated Product Guides, GPS Playbook designed to break down the benefits of each GPS product including a Parent’s Playbook for safe children’s usage of GPS products, and GPS Sampling Sleeves, a great tool to introduce people to GPS Hydrate and GPS Energize.

Thank you for attending and for your dedication and partnership. Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together special.  The event accelerated success and facilitated strong teamwork that will carry PURE for years.

Check out the event photo gallery and share your photos with us @livepureglobal (don’t forget to follow us!). Watch our recap video to see some of the special, unforgettable moments at Xcelerate 2018.

Because of you, PURE continues to move forward blessing more lives than ever before. We look forward to celebrating with you again soon!

*The earnings of the distributors in this publication are not necessarily representative of the income, if any, that a PURE distributor can or will earn through his or her participation in the PURE Prosperity compensation plan. These figures should not be considered as guarantees or projections of your actual earnings or profits. Success with PURE results only from successful sales efforts, which require hard work, diligence and leadership. Your success will depend upon how effectively you exercise these qualities. For detailed information on IBO income averages, visit livepure.com/IDS.

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