Bilingual | 中英對照

"Today is the first day of  our lives."

Well, I've decided to make this blog a brand new style along with my other blogs. I'm not going to talk about how great USANA is, how great MLM/direct selling may change your life, how wonderful everything is, blah blah... because 1.there're probably so many websites/blogs talking about it already; 2. life isn't always that perfect. Instead, I'd rather talk about how I feel and what's really going on in our daily lives.

First of all, I'm not a salesman. If I must, I'm more an artist, designer or educator (which is probably one of the reasons why I'm attracted by USANA.) I'm not very good at persuading people, but I really do love to share what I'm passionate about.

Second of all, I'm not perfect. So I try not to judge or tell people how they should live their lives. I believe everyone is entitled to make their own choices, and there are no so-called good or bad choices. The fun thing about the world is that we are all different and we all have different values. Perhaps you and I happen to share the same ones and get to see the world together, isn't that precious?

Lastly, to me, USANA isn't everything. It's a platform, an investment, an idea and a passion. What keeps me passionate is Dr. Wentz's vision and what he actually does, it's a dream but it provides normal people like us a seed of hope in this real world.

Perhaps by now you've started to think that I'm probably not a good business man or a good leader, it's ok, because I don't think so either. However, if you think that maybe we share the same values and you're interested, you're more than welcome to continue reading.

There're so many things in this world that are waiting for us to discover. I come from a business family, so I was taught to think that money is very important (or perhaps we're all taught that way.) However, I'm a rebellious child. I've always thought that even though money is important, it shouldn't be the only reason we live for. There're so many other things that also worth living for as well. Somehow I chose English and Art. I'm lucky enough to have a lot of people helping me along the way, nothing glamorous but the sense of ease and comfort has always been there. From time to time, I would still take a moment to slow down and wonder how big this world is and how little we are, would it be possible for me to cross that borderline and step into the world?

For years, I've tried various jobs, and I'm glad that most of the jobs are what I loved to do. For example, teaching English & Art, doing design artwork, and recruiting international students. Also, thanks to my life partner, Pat, our life had been pretty content already. However, as much as we love what we do for living, I've always had the feeling that our life is somehow limited because of our jobs, the dreams that we talked about started to fade away. Therefore, I began to wonder, perhaps there's another way that we can break the limitation. That's when I found USANA & 642 system (which I'm really grateful for.)

It's been 5 years since I've joined USANA. There're lots of stories to tell, lots of mood turning but I'll leave them til later. I can't say that we've reached the complete financial, health or time freedom because the truth is we haven't. But we're doing ok and we've already received lots of benefits from USANA in all aspects during these years. I might not be fast, but I'm sure one day we will reach where we want to go.

To sum up, my story isn't that fascinating, super positive or inspiring, I'm not good at creating that type of feeling either. Even though we sometimes would unconsciously contempt and honor the dark side of human nature in a very contradictory way, I still believe that there's always something good to look for, and something good will happen. I also hope and expect myself to retain the childlike enthusiasm towards life and never stop propagating the beauty of lives.

Perhaps we can only get to meet once, perhaps we can be friends, perhaps we can co-operate, perhaps we can become great partner in the future. No matter what, no matter where you're from, thank you for visiting.

All the best,
Percy

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"昨日種種譬如昨日死,今日種種譬如今日生。"

我決定將這個部落格的風格改成像我的其他部落格一樣。我不再去敘述USANA有多棒、直銷/組織行銷可以怎麼樣改變你的生命、所有的事情有多美好,巴拉巴拉,因為1.我想你已經看得太多了(如果沒有,那應該也很好找得到) 2.人生總會是有起有落。與其談論這些,我寧可來說說我的感受以及我們生活當中的大小事情。

首先,我不是一個業務員。如果真的要定義,我應該會比較像是個藝術、設計或是教育工作者(或許也是USANA吸引我的一個原因之一)。我不擅長於說服別人,但我真心喜愛分享我熱衷的人事物。

再者,我並不完美。也因此,我儘量不去評斷別人應該如何過生活。我認為每個人都有自己的選擇,而這些選擇沒有所謂好或者不好。這個世界好玩的地方就是有許多不同的人,每個人的價值觀都不同。或者碰巧你我倆契合,人生多幾個知心好友一同陪伴看世界,那不是很好?

最後,USANA之於我不是全部。是一個平台、一份投資、一個理想、也是一份熱情。保有熱情的原因是因為華斯博士的理念及作為。雖然是一個理想,但卻在這個現實的世界中給了我們平民老百姓一個希望的種子。

或許看到這邊,你已經覺得我不是一個合適在商場上打滾的人或是領導者,無妨,因為我也不這麼認為。但如果你跟我有著類似的想法,或許你可以繼續往下看。

這個世界很大,有很多新奇的事情等著我們去發掘。或許是因為父母經商的緣故,從小耳濡目然下就是錢很重要(其實我們不都是這樣長大的?)但偏偏我是個叛逆的小孩,認為錢固然重要,但人生不應該只為錢而奮鬥,應該還有更多同樣值得我們關注以及熱愛的事情。所以我開始選擇往英文以及藝術發展。很幸運的,一路上都遇到很多人的幫助,雖然不成氣候,但心裡上都有種踏實的感覺。踏實之餘,也還是偶爾會停下腳步,看看這個世界之大,渺小的我是否能夠跨越界線,往世界發展?

這些年來,我試過很多的工作,我也很高興大部分都是我喜愛的工作(例如教英文、藝術工作、設計工作以及招收外國學生。)另外,謝謝我的另一半,大P。因為他,我們的生活能夠過得很好。不過,儘管我們熱愛我們的工作,但總覺得我們很多的計畫因為許多的限制而不斷延後實行終究淡忘,而這些限制大部分都來自於工作本身。所以我才開始思考,或許有另一種方式可以讓我們可以打破這個框架。也因此才讓我尋找到的USANA以及642系統(關於這點我真的很感恩也很欣慰。)

加入到現在已經五年多。有很多的故事,也有很多心境上的轉折。在這邊先不一一贅述,或許將來有機會可以再多寫一些。我不敢說我們已經得到完全的時間、財務以及健康自由,因為事實還沒有。但這過程中,我、伴侶和家人朋友們已經受到USANA很多直接與間接的回饋。或許我的腳步不快,但一點一滴的耕耘,相信可以達到我們期望的結果。

總結

我的故事沒有甚麼超級的起承轉合、無敵正面、激勵人心,我也不擅長製造這樣的氣氛。但我只是有一股傻勁,即使我們有時會不自覺矛盾式地鄙視又歌頌人性的黑暗面,我仍然相信這個世界有簡單美好的人事物存在。也期望自己能夠保有一顆童稚熱情的心,不斷為美好的事情作宣傳。

或許我們只能有一面之緣、或許我們能夠成為朋友、或許我們能夠合作、或許我們能夠成為知心的夥伴。不論如何、不論你身在哪個國度,小P謝謝你的造訪。

祝 順心

柏成

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Brief, Innovation and Free


The USANA True Health Assessment is a free, cutting-edge health assessment that provides you with a personalized approach to measuring your health and offers real-life solutions to help you improve your lifestyle and nutrition. The USANA True Health Assessment is designed to get you started on your road to optimal health and a better life. 
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Personalization

By completing the USANA True Health Assessment, you'll receive three customized reports: one identifies your top health risk factors; another maps out a recommended lifestyle plan that identifies ways you can improve your health; and the third provides you with individualized nutrition recommendations based on your specific Assessment answers. 
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簡要、創新、免費


USANA真正的健康評估是免費的,最先進的健康評估,為您提供個性化的方式來衡量你的健康,並提供了現實生活中的解決方案,幫助您改善您的生活方式和營養。 USANA真正的健康評估的目的是讓你開始你的道路上,以最佳的健康和更美好的生活。
[點我至真正健康評量]

個人化

完成USANA真正健康評估的,您會收到三個自訂的報告:一個識別您的健康危險因素;另一個映射出一個建議的方法可以改善您的健康生活方式計畫,確定;第三,為您提供個性化的營養建議是根據您的具體評估答案。
[點我至真正健康評量]
 


We have known Scot and Corrin for over 15 years. Actually, back when Pat and I were dating, we used to ride scooters everywhere in the northern Taiwan with them and take pictures! (The good old days and thanks you guys... blush! :-D) If I remember correctly, they moved back to US around 2001 or 2002. We still keep in touch from time to time. Every time the Anderson's came back, they would call us and hangout together.

It was the Christmas in 2013, the Anderson's came back to Taiwan. As usual, we went out for dinner in a restaurant near Xinpu station. We finally got to see their 18 months old cutie called Kai-Kai. After catching up with Corrin, we started to talk about Kai Kai's situation and realized that she is also looking for safe, high quality supplements and maybe an opportunity as well. So we began our USANA journey.

Here's the link to Kai-Kai's story, written with love by his wonderful mother, Corrin Chen ]

我們認識Scot跟Corrin已經超過15年了。其實,我跟大P還在約會時代的時候,就是這兩位超級棒的couple會讓我們跟著一起騎車環北台灣到處拍照(噢,懷念的時光,也謝謝兩位啊!羞......)。如果我記得沒有錯,他們大約是2001或2002年回美國的。這當中我們不時都會聯絡,他們全家回來的時候,也會摳我們一起出去吃飯敘舊。

2013年的聖誕節,Anderson全家回來台灣。一如往常的我們約好去板橋新埔站吃飯,我們有機會第一次看到18個月大的小帥哥Kai-Kai。在跟Corrin聊天中得知Kai-Kai的狀況,剛好他也在找品質好的營養補充品跟機會。我們的USANA旅程就這麼地展開了。

[ 這連結是Kai Kai的故事,由他超棒、超堅強的母親Corrin撰寫 ]

Chu Wei, 2000. Photographed by Scot Anderson. 

Bilingual | 中英對照

Sharing USANA is indeed very meaningful and rewarding. I think it's because of Dr. Wentz's persistence on the quality of USANA products. Were it not for that, I don't think I'll have the motivation or the confidence to keep sharing USANA.

分享USANA是一件很有意義的事情。而這一切都要感謝華斯博士,如果沒有他對產品品質上的堅持,我想我不會有這樣的動力,這樣有信心的去跟大家分享USANA。


Bilingual | 中英對照

My mom went to the doctor couple days ago just to check things up. "You haven't used your health card* in a year!" the doctor said amazingly after he swiped her card. "Oh! Yeah..." I guess my mom was also stunned, too.

(*In Taiwan's health care system, health card is to used whenever you pay doctor a visit.)

Mom used to report her duty to the hospital every one or two days. Chinese medicine, western medicine, chiropractor, etc. After few days of comfort, she would go back again. My sister and I couldn't bear seeing her in pain but we didn't really know what to do, just to be there with her when we have time. However, under the USANA care, the medicine in her drawers is gone, and the health card hasn't been in use for a year. We're very glad to see this progress.

We all want our family to be health and happy, and we're really grateful for USANA and 642 system. For you made my sister and me get to be the little health counselors in our family for the last 2 years.

前幾天媽咪去給醫生看最近的身體狀況如何,醫生刷了一下她的健保卡很不可思議的說 "妳已經一年都沒有用健保卡囉?" 媽咪頓時之間才說 "對ㄏㄡ~"

以前媽咪沒兩天就是去醫院報到,中醫、西醫、推拿...,看完舒服了幾天又再去報到。做兒子女兒的看了不忍心但也無可奈何,只能陪著她讓她安心就好。但是現在因為USANA的調養,抽屜藥不見了,健保卡也都沒有用到。能讓他有這樣的成果,我們都很開心~

回歸初衷,我們都希望我們身旁的家人朋友健康快樂,真的很感謝USANA642這兩年下來的薰陶,讓我和姊姊有能力可以成為家裡的小老師,真的很感恩!
Bilingual | 中英對照


My reset journey, was how I started to know USANA.

A tip for those who are going to reset: Don't RUSH! It's very important to get to know what are the benefits that Nutrimeals and every single nutrition supplement will bring you.
  • August, 2009
  • Height: 172cm
  • Weight: 83kg
  • Condition: Fatty liver, high triglycerides, back pain, unresponsive, inattentive, easy fatigue, headaches, knee pain, beer belly, constipation, hemorrhoids.
To be honest, I've known the problems for a long time but I've never really want to face them. Whenever people asked me why, I would just blame it on genetic problem and say: That's puffiness. Something in my family.

Until October, 2010. My sister, Sammi, invited me to 642 system's hall and listened to the testimonials. I was quite skeptical but also curious about the result. At the end, I told her that I wanted to try the Reset Program. Even though, I was still very hesitated. The thing is, I've tried weigh-losing products from another well-known direct selling company. Although I went from 70s kg to 60s kg back then, but as soon as I stopped, my weigh went over to 80kg. Because of that, emotionally I had to adjust quite a bit. So I didn't really start the program until January 2010. Here's the program that I followed and the progress:

Nutrimeals: 3-2-2-2-2-1 (First five days: 3 meals; The following weeks: 2 meals a day; Then 1 meal a day)
Nutrition Supplements: Essentials, Profavonol, Bio-Omega, and Active Calcium.

Perhaps it's because I was more determinate this time, or perhaps it's because the products are essentially different. But I didn't feel extremely hungry (If I felt a bit hungry, I would eat vegetable and fruit, that would keep me going.) Plus male metabolism is generally faster, I lost about 3~4 kgs for the first week (it's water weigh), but the appearance looked about the same. Then it stopped.

It stopped for quite a few weeks, there was a bit of reactions during the progress such as diarrhea, unknown back pain, headache, etc. To be completely honest, I thought about quitting. Thanks to Sammi and my god sister QQ, they gave me support and concepts about nutrition and human body. I began to realize why there's the stop and the reaction. So I stick to the program.

During the stop, no obvious weigh lost, but my colleagues said that my chin started to show. Till one Wednesday in March, 2010. It was a normal meeting day in the morning, then I started to feel uncomfortable during lunch. I almost threw up as soon as my lips touched the meat, the only thing I wanted to eat was vegetable... (which never happened to me before, cuz I'm a meat lover.) I started to have a fever within 2 hours so I took the afternoon off. The fever went by quick, I was okay the next morning.


It was quite an impressive day. After the instant fever, my weigh started to drop and my body was like a balloon losing air, started to shrink. I've already stopped using nutrimeal for about a month now, but I still take the nutritional supplements regularly. Then I realized the fever was a way to cleans my body, which also meant that my body cells were again active and functional enough to get rid of the toxic. Besides, my eating habit was also adjusted along the progress, I felt like my body was telling me what to eat or what not to eat (kinda like a pregnant woman, lol.) By this time, I officially said goodbye to the metabolic syndrome.
  • May, 2010
  • Height: 172cm
  • Wright: 72kg
  • Condition: Fatty liver gone, normal triglycerides, more active, bye bye beer belly, and no more constipation or hemorrhoids.

I thought that was it, and I was also worried that I might gained weight again, or even went over before I started the program. Luckily after 5 months, not only I didn't gain weigh, it even slowly dropped to the ideal standard. I've also noticed that my allergy problem was eased a lot. My old friends said I looked younger, so they started to follow the Reset Program as well. Some people might think the progress is too slow, but the truth is that I've searched lots of fast weigh-losing ways, it turned out that they are not suitable for me. Reset Program is one of the many weigh-lose programs, but it definitely is the healthiest and the most beneficial one for myself.

It's been almost 2 years, I've always maintained this condition. I'm thankful to USANA for bringing me a healthier lifestyle and I'm gald that I can share it with you.
  • October, 2010
  • Height: 172cm
  • Wright: 69kg
  • Condition: Feeling nice~





我的Reset路程,就是我認識USANA的開始。

給要開始Reset的朋友建議:不要急!一定要一一瞭解營養餐&每一種營養素對我們身體有哪些好處。
  • 2009年8月
  • 身高:172公分
  • 體重:83公斤
  • 狀況:脂肪肝、三酸甘油酯過高、腰酸背痛、反應遲鈍、精神不集中、易疲倦、偏頭痛、膝蓋酸痛、啤酒肚、便秘、痔瘡。
其實一直以來都有意識到這些問題,只是不想去面對。真的已經呈現自暴自棄,每當身旁的人問到的時候,就歸咎於遺傳得說:我們家都是虛胖體質。

直到2009年10月,在我姊姊三推四請之下,勉強到了642的見證大會,看到了一些實例的成果。在很好奇的狀況之下,我就跟我姊姊說,其他的我都不想聽,但是我想試試Reset。

話是這麼說,但是之前其實也有吃過另一間知名品牌的代餐,雖然從70幾降到了60幾,但是一停住後升到80幾...。這層陰影讓我做了不少心理調適,直到2010年1月我才正式的開始Reset的路程。執行計畫:
  • USANA營養餐:3-2-2-2-2-1 (前五天:三餐營養餐; 接下來幾週: 兩餐營養餐; 最後一餐營養餐)
  • USANA營養素:基礎套裝、葡萄籽精華、魚油、活力鈣鎂片
或許是自己的決心夠強,也或許是因為產品的屬性不一樣,但過程當中讓我感覺到一個不同的地方,就是不會有極度的飢餓感(感覺有點餓時候,通常吃點青菜跟水果就能充飢。)再加上男生的新陳代謝本來就比較快,所以第一個禮拜就已經有很明顯的體重下降(大約3~4公斤左右),但是外表看起來還是差不多,然後就停住了...@@

這個停滯的情況大概維持了好幾個禮拜,中間頂說出現一些小小的好轉反應(類似拉肚子、莫名的背痛、頭痛。)老實說,這期間有點想放棄,不過很感謝我姊姊&乾姐,這過程當中有提供給我一些營養&人體細胞的概念,也讓我知道為什麼會有停滯期,而我也很乖的繼續按照計畫執行。

這停滯的過程當中,其實臉型好像有開始慢慢的變(同事說我下巴開始出來),不過體重還是沒有明顯的下降。一直到2010年3月的某一個禮拜三,早上還很正常的跟同事開會,中午吃飯的時候開始覺得人有點不舒服,肉一夾到嘴前方就快吐了,唯一會想要吃的,就是青菜...。短短的兩個小時之內,就開始發燒,請假回家之後,燒了一整個下午,但隔天就好了。


為什麼會特別記得那天?因為印象很深刻,從那天發燒完後,我就像洩了氣的皮球一樣,體重開始下降,外型也開始有比較明顯的變化。其實這個時候早已經都沒有在吃營養餐了,但是還是很乖的吃所有的營養素。後來才知道,那一次的發燒,代表身體自己有能力排掉陳年累積的毒素,而且經過這樣的Reset,我的飲食習慣也很神奇的開始自行調整(好像孕婦XD),這時也正式開始告別新陳代謝症候群~
  • 2010年5月
  • 身高:172公分
  • 體重:72公斤
  • 狀況:脂肪肝沒了、三酸甘油酯正常、比較有活力、啤酒肚慢慢消了、不再便秘、痔瘡也沒有再來了。

原本以為這樣就沒了,自己也會也很擔心會不會又復胖。但是還好隔了五個月之後,不但沒有復胖,體重還是慢慢的下降到理想的體重,過程也發現長久以來的過敏也緩解很多。久不見的朋友看到也都覺得我變年輕了,也跟著一起執行Reset計畫。可能有些人會覺得這個過程太慢了。事實上,過去我也尋求很多速效的減肥方式,不過事實也證明不適合我。USANA雖然是眾多減重減壓的方式之一,但的確是讓我受益最多、最健康的方式。

直到現在快兩年了,我都一直維持這樣狀況。很感謝USANA帶給我這樣的生活,也很高興能夠與大家分享。
  • 2010年10月
  • 身高:172公分
  • 體重:69公斤
  • 狀況:感覺很好。