Meet Ben Peter, Vice President of Business Development

Meet Ben Peter, PURE’s Vice President of Business Development for EMEA. Ben joined PURE in December 2018 and oversees the strategic growth of PURE’s Africa, Middle East and European markets.

Ben holds a Ph.D. and an MBA in business management and has over fifteen years’ experience in the finance, pharmaceutical, healthcare, international business and direct selling industries.

Given the support from the PURE leadership team, Ben has been able to finalize plans for the opening of the Nigerian and Ghanaian markets. These two markets officially opened on February 1, 2019. Nigeria is a country of almost 200 million people and has an active direct selling industry. Ghana is a country of almost 30 million people with a fast growing and stable direct selling industry.

“We are excited to have Ben join our team,” said Tim Hough. “His broad background on driving profitable results in these markets is unmatched. In the coming weeks we will be announcing potential new markets.”

Ben enjoys playing and coaching basketball. He had two NCAA conference championship rings as a member of a collegiate coaching staff and other international championship rings.  His other hobbies include traveling, computer programming, teaching and volunteering.

 

 

Meet Lynn and Sherry Pippen, PURE IBOs

Lynn and Sherry Pippen joined PURE in 2015 after Lynn was approached by a dear friend whom he had served with in the military.

Lynn is a Platinum Director with PURE and a retired U.S. Army Colonel. Sherry is a general dentist and owner of Oak Lane Family Dental Clinic in Mississippi.

The Pippen’s weren’t interested in taking on another business venture, but they saw value in the PURE business. They chose to invest in the company should they decide later to pursue a business.

Physical fitness has always been a big part of their lives. Lynn maintained a high level of physical activity during his tenure in the Army and continued this into his retirement and second career.  However, he had compounded problems with his shoulder, back and knees due to various athletic- and service-related injuries. With the advice of his orthopedic physician, he gave up his love for long-distance running.

Lynn shared his health issues with his new PURE family who then shared the products with him. Lynn started taking the products and subsequently changed his lifestyle. He was able to return to jogging after being told that he would never run again. He beat the odds and ended up competing in eight half marathons and two half ironman triathlons.

Sherry and Lynn have both seen spikes in their energy levels. They “turned back the clock” in many ways. With their confidence in products by PURE, they began sharing them with others, through they were not yet consistent with building their business. They came to value and admire the leadership in their upline who encouraged them to attend a PURE event in Dallas, Texas in October 2017.  After meeting the leaders face-to-face and experiencing the sheer “class” of the company, they decided to get serious about their PURE business.

Lynn says, “Our story isn’t a fast-paced, knock-your-socks-off story of growth straight to the top, but Sherry and I love and believe in PURE.  Our advice to IBOs is to remember the value in what PURE offers and to be resilient in the quest for your business goals.  Latch on to your leadership team and allow them to guide you to victory.  Many say that we’re in the health and wellness industry, but Sherry and I would argue that we’re in the business of improving lives.  As long as that continues to be our goal, rank advancements will come. Above all, our prayer is that people will see us as a light for our savior, Jesus Christ, and a beacon of hope for their health and financial needs.  PURE offers us a chance to share compassion with the masses as we’ve never had before.”

Lynn’s favorite products are GoYin and Organic Sulfur; Sherry likes Metabolic ONE.

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Follow the Seven Cs to success!

Have you heard of the Seven Cs of Effective Writing? Be clear, coherent, concise, complete, consistent, correct and credible. As a writer, I live by this mantra because I communicate with a wide audience every day.

So why do I bring this up, and what do the Seven Cs have to do with direct selling? Well, as a writer in the direct selling industry, I believe that this same logic can be applied to business builders. In addition to having amazing leadership skills, PURE business builders can achieve success by implementing the seven Cs.

The Seven Cs of Business Building

  1. CLEAR – Being clear means being transparent. For anyone to have a healthy relationship, they need to be able to have others trust and confide in them. Know your ‘Why’ and make sure that what you say is consistent with that ‘Why’. If you truly want to help others, they will sense it and will follow you.
  2. COHERENT – Similar to “clear”, coherent means to be unified, or to create a culture of unity. The PURE family is anchored in a strong foundation. We deliver Whole Health through high-quality products, opportunity, relationships and philanthropy. Build upon that by finding and developing good people. Remember the acronym TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.
  3. CONCISE – You must be concise in your messages. Communicating briefly yet comprehensively and professionally is highly important. Remember this in every text you send, phone calls you make, with every training meeting you conduct and in every conversation you have with a customer.
  4. COMPLETE – When we’re complete, we’re fulfilled. Fulfillment is something you can achieve with a successful PURE business. By helping others achieve their health and wellness goals, you can fulfill your own goals.
  5. CONSISTENT – It’s important to be consistent and persistent. To be a great leader, your followers must believe that you will not give up on them or on the goal you are working together to achieve. Schedule weekly meetings and stick to them. Consistency creates momentum and success!
  6. CORRECT – You hear it again and again, be a product of the product. If you don’t know your products because you aren’t using them or haven’t even tried them, you can’t share them confidently, or correctly. You certainly don’t want to share incorrect information. You don’t know have to know every answer but know where you can seek out answers. It is better to share the right answer than a quick answer that may be incorrect, which will lead to the next “C” of Credibility.
  7. CREDIBLE – Along with being correct, you want to be believable. People must know, like and trust you before they will do business with you. Sampling is the best way to help your prospects “try it out” and see for themselves what a product can do for them. Once they see the results, they’ll believe in you and the company. And, they’ll be a champion of your business once they see success!

So there you have it. If you can C it, you can do it!

Take these to heart and make 2019 your best year yet!

The PURE GPS line supports athletes around the globe

PURE’s GPS line of products is helping athletes everywhere navigate to their peak performance!

Athletes naturally put a lot of stress and physical demands on their bodies during practice and games. They need quality nutrition to ensure that their bodies perform optimally, and GPS is helping them do that.

Take for example KT Sonic Boom, the Korean national basketball team based in Busan, South Korea. PURE Korea partnered with and sponsors KT Sonic Boom by providing GPS products to help enhance their athletic stamina and improve their performance. The team represents the PURE brand on their uniforms too!

Hyun Jon Choi, KT Sonic Boom General Manager, stated, “We would like to thank PURE Korea for providing excellent products for restoring and strengthening the stamina of our players. We look forward to achieving excellent results from improved strength and performance.”

The GPS line has been beneficial! KT Sonic Boom finished the 2017 season in last place and this year they are currently in 2nd!

The GPS line is 100% natural and backed by science. The products provide amino acids, support muscle health, replenish vital nutrients and support all phases of a workout. The Korean line is called GPK and includes:

  • Enogy: pre-workout supplement provides immediate energy and mental focus with amino acids for superior muscle growth*
  • Adapt: pre-exercise supplement enhances endurance and boosts mood*
  • Supply: during-workout supplement replenishes fluids, electrolytes and nutrients.
  • Rebuild: post-exercise supplement restores energy reserves while generating repair and growth in muscles after activity*

“We are proud to support KT Sonic Boom with our GPS products,” said Daren Hogge, PURE CEO. “Our desire to help people achieve their goals through quality products is our mission and we believe our GPS products have a global reach. It’s an honor to support the Sonic Boom athletes. We hope to continue this relationship and the development of the players.”

Looking to get the same results from the U.S. product offering?

We recommend the following products:

Pre-Workout:

  • GPS Adapt – helps the body adapt to rigorous workouts and improve performance*
  • GPS Circulate – provides amino acids to support muscle healthy*
  • GPS Energize – provides immediate energy before physical activity

During-Workout:

  • GPS Hydrate – Replenishes fluids, electrolytes and nutrients while quenching thirst*

Post-Workout:

  • GPS Rebuild – promotes muscle recovery and muscle tissue maintenance.*

Bedtime:

  • GPS Reset – supports the natural release of growth hormone (HGH) which encourages adequate sleep, enhanced muscle physiology and efficient calorie burning.*

Informed-Sport Certified

Everyone from business builders and athletes to coaches and nutritionists can feel confident knowing that GPS products (GPS Energize, GPS Circulate, GPS Hydrate, GPS Rebuild and GPS Reset) have been tested for banned substances and are of the highest quality and safe to consume.

Informed-Sport is a testing and certification program designed to ensure that dietary supplements are not contaminated with substances prohibited in sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). This certification is used to approve products for the safe use by Olympic, professional and collegiate athletes.

Look for the Informed-Sport Certification logo on each individual product page on shop.livepure.com.

GPS for young athletes

Young athletes can benefit from GPS Energize, GPS Hydrate and GPS Rebuild. See below for recommended usage of these products by children.

GPS Energize: Children 6 through 12 years of age: Add a ½ packet, or ½ scoop, to 4-6 fl. oz. of water, mix thoroughly and drink immediately. Contains 55mg of caffeine per ½ serving. Do not exceed a ½ serving per day. Teens 13 through 17 years of age: Add 1 packet, or 1 scoop, to 8-10 fl. oz. of water, mix thoroughly and drink immediately. Contains 110mg of caffeine per 1 serving. Do not exceed 1 serving per day.

GPS Hydrate: Children 4 Years of Age and Older: Add 1 scoop or packet to 8 fl. oz. of water, mix thoroughly and drink. For optimal results, take 1 serving every 30-45 minutes during physical activity. For children 4 through 17 years of age: Do not exceed 2 servings per day.

GPS Rebuild: Children 12 years of age and older: Add 1 scoop to 8 fl. oz. of water and blend or shake thoroughly. For optimum results, take immediately (or within 60 minutes) after activity for quick replenishment. For children 12 through 17 years of age: Do not exceed 1 serving per day.

NOTE: GPS Adapt, GPS Circulate and GPS Reset are not recommended for children under the age of 18 years.

Learn more about the GPS product line and order your favorites today.

 

How well do you know PURE: People United Reaching Everyone?

In celebration of National Trivia Day, we’ve compiled some interesting tidbits about PURE. Can you guess which ones are true and which are false?

PURE TRIVIA

  1. Skin Defense is a better alternative to hand sanitizer because it’s alcohol-free and is not drying to the skin.
  2. Astaxanthin, an ingredient in GPS Adapt, is what gives flamingos and salmon their pink color.
  3. The chia seeds in Mila have more omega-3 fatty acids than any other plant food.
  4. PURE’s Wellness Advisory Board consists of an anesthesiologist, a rheumatologist, a surgeon, a molecular biochemist, a dermatologist and a pharmacist.
  5. You can eat unlimited dill pickles on the PURE Detox.
  6. Just a few sips of PURE Perk is all it takes to get you going in the morning.
  7. Mila contains more calcium than skim milk.
  8. PURE was founded in 2008.
  9. The ingredient Cat’s Claw in Cleanse comes from a plant that is named after its claw-shaped thorns.
  10. SleepTrim, CalciuMK+ and GPS Reset can all help you get quality sleep.
  11. The black color of EarthWater comes from fulvic and humic acids.
  12. ENERGY contains more caffeine than PURE Café or PURE Perk.
  13. Cleanse, Daily Build, ENERGY and GoYin are featured in the 2018 Physicians’ Desk Reference
  14. In just the past three weeks, PURE Facebook has reached over 20,000 people!
  15. PURE CEO Daren Hogge’s favorite food is sushi.

Surprise! These are all true statements. Did we stump you on any of them?

Learn more about PURE, the products and opportunity at livepure.com, read articles at livepure.blog and listen to product spotlights at livepure.com/pure-product-spotlight.

Meet Mark Kobe, PURE IBO and U.S. Army veteran

The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, but for Mark Kobe, Independent Business Owner (IBO), the PURE products and opportunity made the transition that much easier.

Mark served in the U.S. Army from 1995-2015, stationed in New York, North Carolina and Maryland, as a Signals Intelligence professional and Spanish linguist. He received the Air Medal and other medals for deployments to Afghanistan, Africa, Bosnia and South America.

Mark is most proud of the time he served with a Special Missions Unit in Maryland. He was one of less than 1% of the total military who was accepted into this unit.

Mark stated, “I had the opportunity to take part in historic missions and work with some true heroes. The places that I got to see, the missions that I was a part of and most importantly the quality of the people that I got to work with will always stay with me as the best time in my military career.”

After retiring, he was employed under the Secretary of Defense. He discovered PURE: People United Reaching Everyone in August 2018.

PURE gave Mark and his wife a vehicle through which they could reach their financial goals and generate residual income for their future. After retiring from the military after a full 20-year career, Mark was starting from scratch at the age of 46. He wanted to add another stream of income to his pension and disability. 

“PURE is providing for us, as long as I am willing to put in the time and effort.  As I struggle to understand how to be successful in this line of work, I find that I’m constantly reading books,” said Mark. “I have improved my personal relationship with Christ as I spend hours reading the Bible and have put my PURE business in his hands to support us. Daily Detox and Mila are my wife’s favorite products. My favorite is Organic Sulfur. I have full range of motion in my knees for the first time in a long time and I’m no longer taking glucosamine.”*

Mark decided to forgo his usual workout supplement regime to try PURE’s GPS line of products. After using all six products for three months, Mark noticed results, as did his friends and family whom he exercises with.

Mark stated, “The pre-workout combination of Adapt, Energize and Circulate is unlike any other pre-workout regimen that I have ever used. I don’t get the “shakes” that I would typically get with most pre-workout supplements. GPS Hydrate keeps my energy level high throughout my workout. GPS Rebuild post-workout supplement is awesome; the taste, the mixability, everything is top notch! With Reset, the cycle is complete. The energy it provides is amazing!”*

Mark is a true hero in our eyes. He is living the PURE philosophy by sharing the opportunity and the wonderful benefits of our high-quality products with others. We are blessed to have him as part of the PURE family.

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Don’t just make resolutions, achieve them

Welcome to 2019! Are you one of the many Americans who make New Year’s resolutions? Are you successful at achieving them? Research says that more than 50% of people who make New Year’s resolutions generally keep them for the first two weeks, but by the end of the first month that number declines and at six months many people have completely abandoned those resolutions.

Any guesses as to what the number-one New Year’s resolution was in 2018? Losing weight topped the list. How many of you agree and even have it on the top of your resolution list for 2019? I know it has frequently topped my list. Do you wonder how and if you can succeed with your resolution? You can, and I’ll explain.

Dieting versus healthy eating

Losing weight can feel like a never-ending cycle. Sometimes it seems like you try every “diet” plan and workout on the market, but they turn out to be failures. There is a difference between healthy eating and dieting. Dieting makes you hungry. Diets are temporary and often unrealistic.

A philosophy of ours at PURE, called Cleanse, Balance, Build, Focus, teaches that when you give the body what it needs, it will be able to do what it was created to do. In other words, if you feed your body health and wellness, it will provide health and wellness in return. If you feed the body garbage, well, that’s what will come out.

Cleanse, Balance, Build and Focus with CORE4

Begin with a strong foundation. The products in CORE4 help set the stage for optimal wellness. Start by cleansing your body of internal and environmental toxins. Next balance your mood and stress levels. Then, build key nutrients and provide focus and mental well-being.

  • Cleanse your body with HealthTrim® Cleanse. Our world is swarming with toxins. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. And, they’re not just physical. We have mental toxins, too. Check out PURE’s Detox Program below.
  • Balance your body with GoYin. Every system in the body strives to maintain status quo. When something is out of balance, our bodies will do what’s necessary to get that balance back. This isn’t just about physical balance, but emotional, mental and spiritual balance, too.
  • Build your body with Daily Build. We must provide our body with the basic nutrients needed to be strong and healthy. Also, one size NEVER fits all. You must find and give your body what it needs to be healthy.
  • Focus with ENERGY. You are doing this for you; not for someone else. You must get healthy for you, and you can do this when you focus.

PURE Detox Program

A way to jump-start the cleanse/detoxification process is to start with the Detox program and then you go into CORE4. Or, if you started with the CORE4 and you are ready to take your detoxing a step further then we recommend participating in PURE’s Detox program. Successful weight loss consists of healthy eating and regular physical activity. Jump-start your journey with a combination of herbs and botanicals that help facilitate the removal of toxins from the body.

Begin with a 7-day detox, or if you desire a deeper detox, continue with the 28-day program for a full body reset. Once you see the difference it makes, you’ll be hooked. This program works because you’re feeding your body plant-based, whole food nutrition. You are eating and creating sustainable habits. You will experience life-changing results

Join Team28 with people who have made the same resolutions as you. Read success stories and frequently asked questions, find delicious, detox-friendly recipes and more. Submit before and after photos to win prizes.

It’s time to get your health back on track and support your weight loss journey. In just one week, you’ll remove harmful toxins, experience better digestion, have more energy, improve your mental clarity, have fewer sugar cravings and see a reduction in body fat.*

This is your year. It’s your time not just to lose the weight, but to become the healthy person you were created to be. Use PURE’s philosophy combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise to lose weight and keep it off. Make that your resolution for 2019.

Weight loss results may vary based on individual users. Products by PURE are designed to be used in conjunction with a sensible diet and regular exercise. Persons interested in using products by PURE or programs to maintain healthy weight should consult with their health care provider prior to beginning any new nutrition and exercise program.