Herbalife started as you young man's dream more than 29 years ago. Mark Hughes only agreed to be 18 years old when his mother Joan died from an accidental drug overdose of prescription diet pills.
As being a part-time model and actress in L.A, Joan struggled with her weight for several years and finding a convenient and efficient weight loss method as a single working mom in the late 1970's held little alternatives apart from weight loss supplements. Diet medicine is highly addictive, have terrible side effects and make it hard to sleep so Joan also took sleeping pills and unfortunately she'd an overdose and died.
The wedding and also the situation of Mark Hughes life impacted him so profoundly that Mark decided he would make a positive change on the planet by finding a safe and effective option to the diet drugs and pills which had killed his mom.
Mark had a desire for nutrition especially in Chinese Herbs. He studied these herbs and travelled to any or all areas of China speaking with the Chinese Herbal Doctors and discovered firsthand the incredible health benefits these herbs held on the human body. China Mark discovered have been using these herbs for thousands of years his or her medicine.
Even with no medical background, never finishing senior high school, no business background and nothing Mark were able to have some who would listen to his idea with their support and help 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 daily meals with this particular 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 of age Mark got his first customer around the product, his granny Mimi, who lost 20 pounds and introduced 20 of her friends.
The term quickly spread that does not only were people slimming down about this product but as their systems appeared to be cleansed in the herbs, they started looking younger, getting more energy, blood pressure normalised and lots of other health benefits ensued and at the end of its newbie Herbalife had sold a lot more than US$2 million dollars.
Now equipped with a whole heap of incredible health insurance and income testimonials the company 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 all sorts of records and achieving remarkable things due to three very important factors.
1) The product. Mark decided immediately the Herbalife products could be created using the most recent in science, technology and medical discoveries and no amount of time, effort or cost would diminish from that #1 purpose. The products will be the best form of food for the body that money could buy. Combining Chinese Herbal wisdom of more than 6000 years with Western Nutritional technology and making it consumable, simple to prepare and tasty was certainly a task, but Mark Hughes and also the team of doctors and scientists accomplished that.
Today the Herbalife product range includes weight management, targeted nutrition, outer nutrition, and private care. All created using natural herbal ingredients and all designed to cleanse and nourish cells of the body for maximum health results.
2) Personal Coaching. Mark realised the requirement for a "personalised" method of weight loss. He knew that selling the products off a super market shelf would diminish its effectiveness so Mark decided the the easy way 'change the world' was with Multi-level marketing. Through MLM not only would the customer get the best products however they would also get the best service by having a Herbalife Distributor as their personal coach to enable them to.
3) The Comp plan. Mark realised that for his dream of "making the world healthier", being real he would require a highly motivated team of distributors and so Mark created the comp plan to conquer others.
1st The Comp plan pays a maximum of 50% on all sales. From high school students to moms, to taxi driver and even your family doctor making sales means helping someone improve health, and thereby adding a couple hundred or thousands of extra dollars for your monthly income.
2nd Reward distributors who grew an organization to help using the 'Dream'. From 1 distributor to 100,000 you'd be paid fairly on all 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 all Herbalife pays 73% of all revenue to its distributor base which makes it the greatest paying and fairest comp plan within the entire industry.
Today the records speak on their own. 29 years running a business, 70 countries, US$3.8 Billion in 2008, on the Nyse, 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 including the L.A Galaxy and David Beckham a few of the achievements of. But many incredibly Herbalife is officially the "Number 1 Weight reduction Company within the World!"
It is true that 'One man can produce a difference!' Mark Hughes has shown that a person with a dream and the determination to create that dream a real possibility can alter the planet for that better.