Leadership Training: Lesson 45

Becoming a Natural Health Consultant

Continuing our discussion of the various ways to build an NSP business, in this lesson we will focus on:

Becoming a Natural Health Consultant

You do not need a license or a special certificate or degree to be a Natural Health Consultant. In fact, if you have already been helping others with the use of herbal and nutritional products, then you are already, for all practical purposes, a Natural Health Consultant.

Some Natural Health Consultants refer to themselves as "herbalist," "health advisors," "nutritional consultants," "herbal consultants," etc. Some have received training in specialized areas and may therefore use titles that reflect their special training, as for example, "Certified Herbal Consultants" (CHC), "iridologists," "applied kinesiologists," "naturopaths," etc. Some consultants work out of their homes, and some have offices - often attached to a place of business where they sell NSP products at retail.

If you attend the educational seminars that NSP makes available to distributors, including Rising Star Convention, National Conventions, etc. you will acquire all the knowledge that you need to become a Natural Health Consultant. But obviously the more you know the better you will be able to practice your craft. So you will probably choose to take advantage of other educational opportunities as well. My theherbspecialist.com is a good place to start, but it is only a starting place. You will need to continue your education and improve your skills.

Over the years there have been some very good educational programs created by Nature's Sunshine managers to help other NSP distributors attain their educational goals. Below are two very good examples:

The Tree of Light Institute is operated by Steven Horne, a nationally recognized professional herbalist who has been associated with NSP for many years. He teaches a "Certified Herbal Consultant" (CHC) course which is available online. Find out more about this course, and the other excellent educational materials offered by Steven Horne, by visiting the Tree of Light Institute's web site at: http://www.treelite.com/

Joyful Living Services is run by long-time NSP manager Brenda R. Generali. She teaches a fantastic iridology correspondence course that is available on DVD as well as video tape. After taking her course you can refer to yourself as a "Certified Iridologists." Check out the Joyful Living Services web site at: http://www.joyfullivingservices.com/iridology.html

Remember, for legal and ethical reasons, when dealing with the public you should never promise a cure nor guarantee a result. You also need to be careful about making health claims for your products. Don't tell people to stop seeing their medical physicians or to stop taking their prescription drugs. (Let them make those kinds of decisions on their own.) It is okay to explain the results that others have achieved and how they achieved them using your products and services. Then let them decide on their own course of action.

Wishing You the Best in Health and Prosperity!
Dr. Duane Weed, MS, DC, LAc

For your convenience, the previous lessons from this series can be accessed from the menu below:

1 Welcome and Introduction 2 Quality is the Difference 3 Service Sets You Apart
4 Know Your Company 5 Know Your Opportunity 6 Know Your Compensation Plan
7 About Network Marketing 8 The Online Health Assessment 9 Company Loyalty
10 Goals 11 Persistence 12 Integrity
13 Follow-up 14 Customer Follow-up 15 Member Follow-up
16 Knowledge is Power 17 Tax Advantages 18 Self-esteem
19 Meetings 20 Type of Business 21 Distributor Websites
22 NSP Forum 23 Using the Internet 24 Building Web Traffic
25 Become a Master Networker 26 Recruiter or Sponsor? 27 Testimonials
28 Testimonials 2 29 Your Personal Story 30 Email Newsletters
31 More on Goals 32 More on Goals 2 33 More on Goals 3
34 More on Goals 4 35 Perseverance 36 More on Type of Business
37 Internet 38 Newsletters 39 Advertising
40 Free Advertising 41 Events 42 Home Parties
43 Public Speaking 44 Joint Ventures  

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