Herbalife Singapore, Orchard Road
It was a Ramadhan 2009 weekend. Kamal and I accepted our business coaches' invitation to attend Mega Herbalife Opportunity Meeting (HOM) all the way across Tambak Johor. Bakar and Liza spent a sleepless night in Bandar Baru Bangi, entertaining our business plans. A sahur of Herbalife shake and Lift Off drink later, the four of us carpooled to Singapore. First destination: Herbalife office.
There, along with other Malaysian Independent Distributors, we were briefed on Herbalife in Singapore. Kamal and I noted the products, which were not available in Malaysia then, that we would love to get. Particularly Herbalifeline and Niteworks, developed by Herbalife in collaboration with 1998 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Lou Ignarro PhD, who has dedicated his research on the life enhancing properties of Nitric Oxide).
In between the visit to the office and the Mega HOM, Bakar, Liza, Kamal, and I walked within Orchard Road vicinity. It was a pleasant walk. For numerous reasons.
The women honed their visualisation skills with vivid images. That time around, we visualised Fendi purses. Fun. More fun awaited us at the Mega HOM venue as we were introduced to more successful Herbalife Independent Distributors from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and South Africa.
A note: Before the event, Bakar handed Kamal a black Herbalife t-shirt because the shirt the latter was wearing was too loose on him. We then realised the need for a new wardrobe, of new size. Most fun.
The guest speaker was Mr. Francis Tay, then President's Team Member. Yang Berbahagia Dato' Dr. Ronie Tan, Vice President and Managing Director (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Philippines), presented the business section. Impeccable presentations.
Dato' Ronie, as he is fondly known among the distributors, spoke to the Malaysian delegation after the event. When he saw Kamal and I, he smiled and said, "Hello! You must be new with us. I have never seen you before." Yes, he is very amiable.
The event further opened our eyes and hearts to the potential in Herbalife, whether as health and weight management products or as business opportunity. I, in particular, thought that I did not have any capability as a businesswoman. Nevertheless, I realised how the company's mission is parallel with my life mission: health.
The next day, Kamal and I attended a Health and Weight Management Support System organised by fellow Herbalife Independent Distributors at level 14, Berjaya Times Square Hotel and Convention Center. There, I was inspired by Nazarudin Lokman, who had by then lost 50 kilograms with Herbalife. Not to forget were others who went on stage before Naza to share their respective successful weight gain, weight loss or health management programs, of course with Herbalife. Kamal and I thought, "if they can, why can't us?"
Similar programme will be held this Sunday, April 4, 2010, also at level 14, Berjaya Times Square Hotel and Conventional Center, at 10:00 a.m. We would love you to be there with us, so call either Kamal (017-333 1710) or I (012-371 9629) for further details :).
My first HOM.
How I loved the sharing by Jose Rizal, a retired pilot from Indonesia.