Herbalife started as one young man's dream a lot more than 29 years back. Mark Hughes was just 18 years of age when his mother Joan passed away from an accidental drug overdose of prescription diet pills.
Being a part time model and actress in L.A, Joan struggled together with her weight for many years and finding a convenient and effective weight reduction method as a single working mom within the late 1970's held little alternatives other than weight loss supplements. Diet medicine is highly addictive, have terrible side effects making it difficult to sleep so Joan also took sleep aids and unfortunately she'd an overdose and died.
This event and the situation of Mark Hughes life impacted him so profoundly that Mark decided that he will make a positive change in the world by finding a effective and safe option to the diet drugs and pills that had killed his mom.
Mark had a desire for nutrition and particularly in Chinese Herbs. He studied these herbs and travelled to all areas of China speaking with the Chinese Herbal Doctors and discovered firsthand the incredible health advantages these herbs held on your body. The Chinese Mark discovered have been with such herbs for centuries as their medicine.
Even with no medical background, never finishing senior high school, no business background no money Mark managed to have some who'd pay attention to his idea and with their help and support and 12 months of testing and refining together they formulated "Formula 1." A meal replacement made with soy protein, vitamins and herbs. Mark desired to help people slim down by replacing 2 meals a day with this formula and thereby reduce calories while still getting 100% of all of the nutrition the cells required for optimum health. And "Cellular Nutrition" was created.
In February 1980 at 23 years old Mark got his first customer on the product, his granny Mimi, who lost 20 pounds and introduced 20 of her friends.
The word quickly spread that not only were people losing weight about this product but as their systems were being cleansed from the herbs, they started looking younger, getting more energy, blood pressure normalised and lots of other health benefits ensued and at no more its first year Herbalife had sold more than US$2 million dollars.
Now armed with an entire heap of incredible health insurance and income testimonials the organization quickly grew. Almost 30 years ago US$10 Million In 1982 US$52 Million In 1983 US$148 Million Back in 1984 Herbalife did US$402 Million which makes it the quickest growing company in US business history breaking a variety of records and having remarkable things because of three very important factors.
1) The merchandise. Mark decided right from the start that the Herbalife products would be made with the latest in science, technology and medical discoveries and no amount of time, effort or cost would diminish from that #1 purpose. These products will be the best form of food for that human body those funds could buy. Combining Chinese Herbal wisdom of more than 6000 years with Western Nutritional technology and making it consumable, simple to prepare and attractive was certainly a task, but Mark Hughes and the team of doctors and scientists accomplished that.
Today the Herbalife product range includes weight management, targeted nutrition, outer nutrition, and private care. All made with natural herbal ingredients and all made to cleanse and nourish the cells of the body for optimum health results.
2) Personal Coaching. Mark realised the requirement for a "personalised" method of weight reduction. He knew that selling these products off an excellent market shelf would diminish its usefulness so Mark decided that the best way to 'change the world' was with Multi Level Marketing. Through MLM not only would the consumer get the best products but they would will also get the best service having a Herbalife Distributor his or her personal coach to enable them to.
3) The Comp plan. Mark realised that for his imagine "making the world healthier", being real he'd need a highly motivated team of distributors and thus Mark created the compensation plan to beat others.
1st The Compensation Plan pays no more than 50% on all sales. From students to moms, to taxi driver as well as your loved ones doctor making sales means helping someone improve health, and thereby adding around 200 or a large number of extra dollars to your monthly income.
2nd Reward distributors who grew a business to help with the 'Dream'. From 1 distributor to 100,000 you would be paid fairly on all of your team including wholesale commissions of up to 25%, royalties 15% and infinite bonuses as much as 7%, vacations and World Wide Sales Bonuses amounting to 1% of annual turnover. In most Herbalife pays 73% of all revenue to its distributor base which makes it the highest paying and fairest compensation plan in the entire industry.
Today the records speak on their own. 29 years in business, 70 countries, US$3.8 Billion in 2008, on the New York Stock Exchange, Nobel Prize winning scientists, UCLA medical advisory board, over 100 Million RECORDED testimonials, the Herbalife Family Foundation supporting in danger children around the globe and landmark sports sponsorship deals such as the L.A Galaxy and David Beckham are just some of the achievements of. But many incredibly Herbalife is officially the "Number 1 Weight reduction Company within the World!"
It is a fact that 'One man can make a difference!' Mark Hughes has shown that anyone with an aspiration and also the determination to make that dream a reality can change the world for that better.