Testimonials: Your Powerful Gateway to a Booming Business


Storytelling is an ancient tradition – one it seems we are still hardwired for today. One lesson that I share in my free Art of Success eBook is that “facts tell, and stories sell.” Really, what this means is that we emotionally connect to stories. We don’t always remember statistics or facts, but we can recall a story we heard years ago. In business, some of the most powerful stories are in the form of testimonials.

The power of testimonials!

The power of testimonials…

If you’ve been using the Luminesce skincare line or our other Jeunesse products for a while, you may have grown accustomed to a great thing. Remember, most of the world still has not heard of Jeunesse! Testimonials about how these products have changed lives will fuel your passion in sharing them. I often say, Jeunesse is the easiest thing I have ever not sold. I don’t feel that I sell Jeunesse – I just share it with people. Everybody wants to feel better and look younger.

Keep some stories in your back pocket so you can relate them to others. I often share the amazing-but-true story that after using the Luminesce skincare line for just six weeks, my esthetician said I had a 50% reduction in fine lines on my face! What a feeling to know that I am turning back the clock.

As you share the Jeunesse products and opportunity, you will notice a couple things.

First, people’s interest will pique as you share others’ stories. Whether these are inspiring stories of a successful distributor or life-changing product testimonials, these stories help people make the connection, ‘If it worked for them, it can work for me.’ Lead with stories, and back the stories up with the facts.

Second, people will tell you their own stories. Since the day I started sharing Luminesce and our other Jeunesse products, I can’t tell you the number of times people have confided in me about their skin and aging concerns. I’m not a doctor, so having product testimonials handy is a great way to relate to folks, letting them know they are heard and that there is a groundbreaking solution that has the potential to transform their skin.

What are your favorite Jeunesse testimonials? Share below!

Could a Penny Make You Rich?

Income for Life… from a penny?

I hope you grasp the concept I’m about to share. Have you heard the story of the penny doubled? It starts with this question:

If someone were to offer you a choice to A) Receive a single PENNY today, and your money will double every day for the next thirty days, or B) Receive one MILLION dollars cash today, which would you choose?

For most, the immediate reaction is to take the million dollars. One penny? No thanks. One million dollars? Yes please! Upon a closer look and some simple mathematics, though, we see a different picture…

This table shows you how a penny can create income for life:

Penny Doubled

The penny doubled is actually worth FIVE times the quick million. If you focus only on your immediate results, no doubt you will be disappointed for the first few weeks with your slowly doubling penny. Something magical happens as you approach the three-week mark, though. Your penny has become thousands, and now those thousands are doubling to become millions! If you had the opportunity for compounding results like this, might you have income for life? You bet.

Direct selling works a lot like this. Your first commission check may be enough to treat yourself and a friend to dinner and a movie. Give it consistent effort and stick with it, though, and before long you will experience that magic moment where your business takes on momentum. This is where direct selling becomes a vehicle – not just for extra cash on the side – but possibly for true wealth and residual income. Imagine if you gave up your doubling pennies on Day 17 because you weren’t seeing the big bucks yet!

Because of the doubling penny principle in network marketing, in just shy of two years I went from zero to extraordinary income.  It’s not magic. It’s the power of the direct selling business model.  Bet you never look at that penny on the street the same way again!

For more insights on what it takes to be successful and how to create significant income in direct selling, check out my training “How to Become a Network Marketing Rock Star” on my website, kathleendeggelman.com.

What do you think about the power of a penny doubled? Share your insights below!

Five Steps to Jeunesse Success

Jeunesse Success Starts Here…

Did you know that building a successful Jeunesse business comes down to just FIVE activities? It’s true. If you can master these five activities and do them consistently, you can take your Jeunesse success to the top.

Here are the five activities to focus on for Jeunesse Success:

Jeunesse Success Tip #1: Make a List

Who do you know? You know more people than you think, so ask yourself this question on a regular basis, and keep adding people to your list. Set a goal to add five names to your list every day. You’ll be amazed at how big your network actually is!

Jeunesse Success Tip #2: Contact the People on Your List

It would be great if your list would pick up the phone for you, but it probably won’t. Keep your list with you at all times. Pick up the phone and call people throughout the day and introduce the idea to folks as you see them in person.

Jeunesse Success Tip #3: Invite

Invite your contacts to learn more about Jeunesse. Stop by their home with a sample of the serum. Ask them to meet you for a one-on-one coffee meeting, a home meeting, an opportunity webinar, or a larger event like a Jeunesse Leadership Conference.

Jeunesse Success Tip #4: Share the Opportunity

Now that you have your contacts’ attention, share the opportunity. If you brought them to an opportunity webinar or larger event, the top leaders will do this part for you. This is a great reason to bring as many people as possible to these events! Whoever shows the plan the most has the most to show for it at the end of the month.

Set a goal to sponsor one person per week. Imagine the level of your Jeunesse success 52 weeks from now if you sponsored one person per week. What if 10 people on your team did the same?

Jeunesse Success Tip #5: Follow Up

This is often the most intimidating part for people, and we’re all busy, yet follow up is key. Have you heard the phrase, “The fortune is in the follow up?” If you leave out the follow up, you are leaving a lot at the table.

These five Jeunesse success activities are simple, but not necessarily easy. It takes courage and perseverance to stay the course. This is the course though… Five simple steps. Rinse, wash, repeat. So if you can stretch yourself and become unstoppable, you can take this business to the top and be a walking Jeunesse success!

If you want to know more about what it takes to achieve the success you are meant for, you are welcome to grab a free copy of my Art of Success eBook. This captures the principles responsible for my own success, and advice for how to take your own life to the next level.

By the way…

Know that I am here to help. The next five years are going to be incredible. If you are on my team, reach out to me. Let’s get some big momentum going for you and your team!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the five steps to Jeunesse Success. What’s your favorite step? What do you do to keep yourself motivated? Share your comments below!

Building Jeunesse… Millionaires Get Nervous Too!

Black Diamonds Get Nervous Too... A Personal Confession by Kathleen Deggelman

Building Jeunesse…

I’ve talked recently about what makes building Jeunesse a world class opportunity with the best products in the market, and why the timing is perfect to get involved with this company. Today I’d like to share with you my own personal reasons for building Jeunesse. But first, I want to tell you a story…

I was recently at a conference in Las Vegas. No, I didn’t go to Cirque de Soleil or gamble the night away at Ceasars Palace. What I did do, was network. And network. And network. I was there building Jeunesse, and it was a big week of networking! I shared a lot of samples and had a lot of conversations about the Jeunesse products and business opportunity. Believe it or not, although I have made millions of dollars in the direct selling industry, this solid week of networking was a big stretch of my comfort zone.

Do you want to know what I do whenever I find myself out of my comfort zone? I pat myself on the back and I say, “Good for you!” I know that when we are stretching, we are growing. If you can learn to feel good about being a little nervous, you can be successful at building Jeunesse. When you have butterflies and you go for it anyway this means that you are doing what others won’t and, as a result, you will have what others will not.

Which brings me back to…


My Top Five Personal Reasons for Building Jeunesse (David Letterman style…)

Building Jeunesse Reason No. 5 I wanted freedom, wanted to work from home, and wanted to build a business with low cost overhead

Building Jeunesse Reason No. 4 I wanted to change my life and I wanted to create extraordinary income for my family and loved ones

Building Jeunesse Reason No. 3 I love to invest, and Jeunesse gives me plenty of funds to support my investing habit

Building Jeunesse Reason No. 2 I love that I get to inspire people and help others to build their dreams

And the number one reason I’m building a Jeunesse business is… (drum roll please)

Building Jeunesse Reason No. 1 This is bar none the most fun I’ve ever had and called it “work!”


Now I want to hear from you. Why are you building Jeunesse (or thinking about building Jeunesse)? Comment below!

Opportunity Timing: Five Reasons the Timing is Perfect to be in Jeunesse

Opportunity Timing matters…

When looking at an opportunity timing does matter.

opportunity timing

Here are Five Reasons the timing is perfect to be a part of the Jeunesse opportunity:

Opportunity Timing Nugget #1:
EVERYBODY wants to look younger, feel better, and make more money.

Opportunity Timing Nugget #2:
Jeunesse is in 115 countries already, yet we just getting started in the United States and Canada. This means we have a ground floor opportunity, without the risk of a start up!

Opportunity Timing Nugget #3:
Baby boomers have created every major trend in the last 60+ years. The wellness and anti-aging industry will probably be the biggest. According to Paul Zane Pilzer and Robert Kiyosaki, the wellness industry is going to become a Trillion dollar industry, and the network marketing industry is getting ready to explode. Jeunesse is positioned right smack in middle!

Opportunity Timing Nugget #4:
We have an answer to people’s needs. In this economy, more people than ever are looking for a better way. It is great to be part of the solution.

Opportunity Timing Nugget #5:
The Jeunesse products are based on patent-pending adult stem cell technology. We have our hands on something that is not widely available yet. This means perfect timing for you to profit!

If you’ve ever waited for the stars to line up, the opportunity timing couldn’t be better. This is your time, it’s your turn!

How is the opportunity timing perfect for you, in your life? Comment below!

Jeunesse Review: Ten Things I Love About It

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My Jeunesse Review…

Jeunesse Review — 1st Reason I love Jeunesse:

The community. I love that we’re creating a culture of giving. With Jeunesse Kids we feed hungry children around the globe, deliver urgently-needed medical supplies, and provide clothing, educational materials, and toys.

My Jeunesse Review!

Jeunesse Review — 2nd Reason I love Jeunesse:
The friendships and professional relationships I’ve created all over the world.

Jeunesse Review — 3rd Reason I love Jeunesse:
Helping people look their best. I love hearing so many inspiring stories of people’s experiences with Jeunesse.

Jeunesse Review — 4th Reason I love Jeunesse:
Helping people achieve their financial goals. Who isn’t looking a way to create additional income in this economy?

Jeunesse Review — 5th Reason I love Jeunesse:
Our executive team. We have world class leadership, and it is an honor to be associated with them.

Jeunesse Review — 6th Reason I love Jeunesse:
My team. I have partnered with some of the top income earners in the network marketing industry, and together we have created a superstar team.

Jeunesse Review — 7th Reason I love Jeunesse:
Being in a position to teach & inspire others. This is a serious business and life-changing opportunity. I don’t take this lightly.

Jeunesse Review — 8th Reason I love Jeunesse:
The events that Jeunesse and our system leaders put on. Where else can you get this kind of inspiration and building up of people’s spirits?

Jeunesse Review — 9th Reason I love Jeunesse:
Working from home. I commute to my downstairs office and travel to places I want to go to.

Jeunesse Review — 10th Reason I love Jeunesse:
The personal growth. This business stretches me in ways I couldn’t have imagined. This business helps us become the best people we want to be for the world.

That’s my Jeunesse Review. What’s your favorite thing about Jeunesse? Comment below!

Millionaires: Getting Rich in the Age of the Entrepreneur

Millionaires… What’s the secret?

Did you know that millionaires are being created every day? We are now in the “Age of the Entrepreneur,” and getting rich is no longer a pipe dream. If you’re a person who has a bigger vision for your life and the world than it seems most people around you do, don’t worry – you’re not  crazy, you’re actually in the right place at the right time! In fact, you think like the millionaires!

How are these millionaires getting rich, you ask?

A great book about this is “The Next Millionaires,” by Paul Zane Pilzer – a world-renowned economist, professor, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. Pilzer, whose economic predictions have proven accurate over the decades, is now saying:

Ten million new millionaires will be created in 2006 – 2016. And most of these will be people who are in direct selling, technology, home-based business, product distribution, or an emerging trillion-dollar industry like wellness.


Whatever business you are in (or are considering getting rich in), run it by this millionaires checklist:

Direct selling. Direct selling means that you market and sell a product directly to consumers, not from a traditional fixed retail location. This is indeed a growing trend. From the corporate standpoint, fortune 500 companies are lining up around the block to have their products distributed via the direct selling model. And millionaires are being created every day in this industry! This is because word of mouth marketing is the most powerful form of marketing on the planet. Think about it. Which are your purchasing decisions more influenced by: A billboard? Or your best friend telling you firsthand about her experience with a product? From the standpoint of the average citizen, getting involved with a direct selling opportunity is the simplest, low-risk, low-cost way to start a business. And because most direct selling companies involve a multi-level compensation plan, this is one of the most lucrative business models out there. This industry creates millionaires – in fact, it’s how I made my millions!

Technology. Pilzer asserts that as new technology is developed it becomes viewed as a necessity and therefore drives the market. Before the iPad came out, we didn’t know we needed it. If you have your hands on the next technological phenomenon, this is your time to profit. If not, think about how you can integrate technology into your business. This could be as simple as joining the online conversations on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. Millionaires think about how they can leverage what’s hot, and they take action on it!

Home-based Business. Do you have a telephone? A computer? Internet connection? Well, then you pretty much have what it takes to run a business. Working from an office was necessary at one point because technology had not grown to the point where almost anything could be done virtually. Now it can. Today’s millionaires work from home. By the way, the tax benefits alone are worth having your own work from home business — saving is just as important as earning in the millionaires strategy. Running a business out of your home is not only a big money saver, though, it’s also a big lifestyle enhancer! I don’t know about you, but some days it’s nice to work in my robe. Whenever I did that at my corporate jobs I tended to get funny looks. Kidding!

Product Distribution. The best type of product to distribute is a consumable product. Pay attention to this — it’s a secret of millionaires. This means it’s not a product that someone buys once and keeps for a very long time (like a car). It’s a product that a person consumes often and replenishes by purchasing more (like a food or skincare product). Another important factor to consider, which Pilzer also teaches, is that you want to have intellectual distribution verses physical distribution. Intellectual distribution means that you are teaching people about products or services that they didn’t know about before. My business is run this way. I don’t have a huge inventory in my garage, I don’t have a storefront, and I don’t have to drive around town dropping off orders. All I do is spread the word.

Wellness and Anti-Age Industry. The baby-boomer generation has led business trends since this large group was born in the post-World War II era. Diapers were made for them, schools were built for them, and the real estate market was fueled by them. Now, as they age, the most important thing to the baby-boomers is their health. And it’s not just the baby-boomers. This is a world-wide, generation-wide trend. Fast food is out; organic is in. Looking younger is in. Millionaires know this, and getting rich is a real possibility if you carve out a slice of the trillion-dollar wellness industry. Will you leverage this trend and join the new millionaires?

What do you think? Are you planning to become one of these up and coming millionaires? Comment below with your insights.