Top Industry Trainer, Income Earner and Icon Jim Lutes brings his Entrepreneurial Magic and Strategies to Ignite bHIP’s North American Expansion
bHIP: Give us a little background on yourself prior to joining bHIP Global and how did you hear about bHIP?
LUTES: I am a native San Diegan. Living here has given me the good fortune to be around all types of entrepreneurs from an early age. I can honestly say that I grew up wanting to be an entrepreneur. I started my first business at age 23 and learned the hard way what to do and what not to do. In my late twenties, I became fascinated with the power of the human mind and studied hypnosis. I soon became one of the top hypnosis and subconscious experts in the country. Through this process, I learned first-hand, in an up close and personal way, why some people succeed and others fail. When I attended my first Network Marketing presentation here in California in the early 90s, I saw a platform where virtually anyone had the opportunity to engage in the free enterprise system and become an entrepreneur. I fell in love with the industry and over the last 20 plus year I have become one of the Top Industry Trainers, a Top Distributors and Income Earner in multiple ventures and even a Company owner. People say I’m a legend and icon in this industry. I wear that title with pride, but nothing brings me greater joy than to share what I’ve learned and help others achieve the greatness that truly lives in all of us.
bHIP: Why did you decide to join bHIP?
LUTES: I’ve been in the industry a long time. I know what works and what doesn’t. Having the depth of experience that I have, I was able to assess bHIP from truly every angle: from Ownership and Management to Products and Timing. I also looked at some of the “intangibles” that contribute to a Company’s potential for success and bHIP has something no other company has. With distribution access in more than 40 countries and with multi-million success in the International sector you have the stability of an established company, with a ground floor positioning and opportunity as the focus on expansion in North America. Few, if any competitors can duplicate what bHIP is doing. Our unique positioning is truly what separates bHIP in a BIG WAY from the pack.
LUTES: I joined bHIP in September 2012. I have known the North American President Ray Grimm for many years here in San Diego. Knowing that the US and Canadian ship would be steered by him and his team was a major factor in my decision. I’m the kind of person that knows when a decision is made, then at the same time you must decide to move forward quickly on that decision. Activity in this industry is like gunpowder. You condense it into a small space and it explodes. Take the same amount and spread it out it fizzles. It’s been a tremendous experience in only a short time. I’ve reached out to other top performers in the industry and they see what I see. We are just getting started, so it’s like an ember, just waiting to become a blaze.
bHIP: You’ve been extremely successful in Network Marketing. What’s been the key to success for you?
LUTES: The key to success in Network Marketing for me has been my background in people and how they think. The fundamentals of the business are actually very simple. It’s the internal fears and impatience that hold people back that need to be addressed. People need to understand you are building the Casino, not pulling the slot lever. By creating a culture of empathy and support you now have an open door to teach, train, empower and grow your team. Focus, discipline, commitment and vision are critical components to creating a team and culture where every individual can thrive.
bHIP: What do you like most about bHIP’s Comp Plan?
LUTES: bHIP’s Comp Plan is innovative in a couple of ways. First, it’s seamless. You can have a business of your own globally in more than 40 countries in minutes. Even more exciting, is that the bHIP Comp Plan already addresses something called Lag Time, a huge reason why people give up in this industry. People are exposed to so much these days that they develop a false sense of how long it takes to grow a downline, preceded by learning how to build it. The expectations are not in alignment with reality many times. With bHIP, there are bonuses such as the coded DNA customer bonus and the Pro Star Maker that fill in that window with significant money while each team member grows his/her business. That is huge because bHIP takes into account the most important aspect of a Comp Plan—to drive and reward the proper behavior.
bHIP: What has been your experience with the bHIP Products so far?
LUTES: They are not only tremendous, each and every Product is category-defining. If I had to pick my favorite, it would be the DNA Repair System. These three products are literally turning back time for me. I look younger and I feel younger, too. The results speak for themselves. The real beauty of the bHIP Product line is that any of our Products are unique enough to drive your business in whatever direction you choose.
bHIP: What are your goals for the future and how do you see bHIP helping you achieve them?
LUTES: My goals are to grow a team of people, so that each person that joins me can grow thier businesses and lives. I’m really excited to do some traveling and meet new friends, which is so easy to do with bHIP Global being a more than 40 countries. I can truly do my business anywhere in the world. Not many people can say that. The income I produce along the way will be my barometer as to whether or not I am engaging in the proper activities. The same is true for those reading this. The financial upside here is enormous for all of us who see the vision of where this company is headed. The most important thing for me is to have fun along the journey.
Hometown: San Diego, California
Former/Current Occupation: Personal Development Speaker
Best Business Advice/Quote: What is expected tends to be realized!
Favorite Song(s): Too many to mention—Love all kinds of Music
Hobbies: Martial arts, Guitar, Reading, Writing, Working Out
Goals: I feel very blessed to be aligned in many areas. My goal would be to see how much I can help everyone who joins me grow in bHIP.
Lee Lewis, who won the Super Sexy Challenge Grand Prize, is on his way to Italy in September thanks to BodHD!
Anyone who knows Lee Lewis knows he’s a man on the move, even more so since he lost 50 pounds and increased his energy thanks to the BodHD Products. As the Grand Prize winner of BodHD’s Super Sexy Challenge, Lee, a single, fun-loving world traveler who’s been to more than 40 Countries asked BodHD if he could exchange his Caribbean trip for a trip to Italy (a destination on his Bucket List). And, of course, we said YES! So, Lee will be heading to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic and Club Med Resort of Otranto in the South of Italy in mid-September. And, the timing couldn’t be more perfect because Italy is one of the countries available to BodHD Associates as part of the bHIP Strategic Alliance.
“The future is so bright that I literally have to wear sunglasses!” joked Lee. “I can’t wait to get to Italy and start mixing some business with pleasure.”
But in all seriousness, Lee says the whole experience with BodHD has truly been life transforming for him in every respect.
“I feel like a new person!” Lee said. “In the past when I bought jeans, I’d always have to buy the ‘husky’ size. Not anymore! I have a whole new wardrobe, skinny jeans and all, and I love it. I bumped into an old friend the other day and they didn’t even recognize me. As a baby boomer, there’s absolutely nothing better than turning back the hands of time and that’s what I’m doing with BodHD and bHIP: mind, body and spirit. Watch out world here we come!”
HOME-BASED BUSINESS HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE REWARDING
When BodHD Associate Sydney Francis isn’t on Facebook sharing her incredible weight loss results, she’s down 41 pounds since January, she’s on Conference Calls, Webinars and taking advantage of every single promotion BodHD announces. Sydney is a perfect example of what it means to get plugged into the system and walk the talk. Just last month, she had the most Preferred and Retail Customers when BodHD launched the retail cart. Sydney is proof positive that where there’s a will to succeed there’s always a way and she’s found it with her amazing passion and can-do spirit. BodHD sat down with Sydney recently to get an update on everything that’s Sydney in the hopes that her insights and business savvy would inspire you like they have us.
BODHD: How are you using the new Retail Weight Loss-Focused Marketing Site to get customers and what results have you seen?
SYDNEY: I printed out my new retail site address on labels and I have been posting the labels on my own 2-day SUPERFX Product samples, which I put together using my empty Product bottles. I make gift bags with the 2-Day samples, add product flyers and my weight-loss success testimonial. When someone comments on my weight-loss and how great I look, I offer to give them a 2-day sample of SUPERFX. I love the new retail sites and have had great results with them in the last few weeks. I have been directing my friends and people I meet to the sites, but also doing a personal follow-up where I walk the customer through the ordering process. First of all, it is really easy to order and use the retail site. I also like how people can see the retail price and order product, but can also easily become a preferred customer. These sites are great for all the product users you meet and they are also great for showing people all the incredible systems that we have if they are interested in becoming a BodHD Associate like me.
BODHD: You were out in full force promoting our Buy 2 Get 1 Free recently. Tell us about your results?
SYDNEY: The Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion was great for me. In April and May I had a lot of people start on QuickFX and SUPERFX and they all had great results. When this promotion came up I called and emailed everyone who had signed up for QuickFX and SUPERFX in the past. FUSION and FIX are so effective and desirable, my customers really could see the benefit of the Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion and re-ordered. I had such great success with this, I exceeded my group volume for whole month of April in 3 days with this promotion, and it made up more than 75% of my group volume from May. And, I have enough product on hand to have several weight loss parties this month!
BODHD: You’ve lost a lot of weight so far. Tell us about your success?
SYDNEY:I have been doing the QuickFX 10 day weight loss cycles using SUPERFX since January. I have lost a total of 41 pounds and have gone from a size 16 to a size 10. I feel incredible and I think I am the healthiest that I have ever been in my whole life. Before starting this system, I had high-triglycerides and had blood sugar issues associated with my weight and metabolism, all of which were leading me to Type 2
diabetes. I also have pretty serious hypothyroidism, which slows your metabolism and makes it really difficult to lose weight. Since using SUPERFX and losing all the weight, I have not had any blood sugar spikes or lows or issues with my triglycerides. And I dropped the weight very easily, while feeling energetic, happy, and satisfied. I love everything about SUPERFX! And it is great when someone comes up to you and says, “Wow, you look great… you’re disappearing!”
When it comes to caring for her patients, providing health education to the masses and building a thriving BodHD business, Naturopath Practitioner and BodHD 2 Star Director, Dr. Gail Kopin, is a natural. After only 5 months with BodHD, she won a fabulous trip to Las Vegas, earned cash bonuses, and has consistently been one of the company’s Top Sponsoring Stars.
BODHD: Give us a little background on yourself prior to joining BodHD and how did you hear about BodHD?
DR. KOPIN: I am a registered Naturopath Practitioner through the Registry of Naturopathic Practioners. I am also a board certified Naturopathic Alternative Practitioner through the Alternative Medical Association, and a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. In addition, I am on Congressman Paul Ryan’s health care advisory board, and I am also a licensed Dental Hygienist and a Board Certified Orofacial Mycologist. As a Naturopathic Practitioner, my Alternative Health practice and delivery model is designed to provide affordable prevention and wellness care plans to all and to educate the consumer, business and community, and is a made up of wellness practitioners, doctors, coaches and educators. My own severe health issues have shaped my approach to providing overall well-being solutions, and ultimately is the reason I became a Naturopath. In my thirties, I was diagnosed with unexplained MS symptoms, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer, depressed immunity, heart problems, poor memory, fevers, chronic sore throats, herpes simplex, Epstein-Barr and allergies. While conventional medicine provided diagnosis and pharmaceutical treatment, I remained ill. After consulting with a holistic physician, and chiropractor, I found out I was exposed to heavy metal toxins in a past work environment. Through natural care and alternative treatments, I was able to resolve all my health issues and continue to live a healthy, vibrant life today helping others as a Naturopathic Practitioner. When I heard about BodHD and tried the Products, I knew I had found the perfect nutritional match for my health practice and patients.
BODHD: Why did you decide to join BodHD?
DR. KOPIN: BodHD is different from any other company I have ever seen. It is a team of like-minded people, who have the same values that I have when it comes to health and wellness. I consider myself an innovator and BodHD’s approach to every aspect of its Product and Business is innovative. That’s attractive to me because as a health professional I can plug right in and start providing my patients with products, education and the ability to not only change their physical well-being, but their financial well-being as well. Being part of BodHD will enable me to expand my Alternative Health practice nationally and, eventually, internationally as BodHD grows! Having a health and wellness business partner like BodHD is a win-win for me as a business owner, wellness doctor, and an innovator!
BODHD: You’ve been extremely successful in BodHD in a very short time. To what do
you attribute your early success?
Dr. KOPIN: I’ve spent my whole life working and have been very successful. What’s amazing to me is how, in such a short time, I have received more rewards and money from BodHD than any other endeavor for simply doing what I love to do, which is help people. One month after starting BodHD, I was on a plane with my husband to Las Vegas compliments of the company. To say I am impressed is just not enough. I think my success is a result of the outstanding leadership in BodHD. For anyone with a burning desire, like I have, to be successful we have tremendous coaching and systems that work. The leadership at BodHD leads by example and it’s inspiring to be around positive, great people who value innovation, freedom and opportunity. The culture at BodHD is everyone helps everyone – One Team, One Dream. All I can say is the HD Wellness Revolution is just beginning and I, along with everyone else at BodHD, plan to be part of the momentum!
BODHD: What has been your experience with the BodHD Products?
DR. KOPIN: My experience with BodHD’s Products has been perfect! BodHD offers Products that are not only innovative with its use of Whole Foods, Super Foods and Enzyme/Probiotics, but are highly effective and affordable! I’ve used and tried a lot of Products, and in my professional opinion BodHD has the best of the best. I also love the fact that BodHD provides a ton of Product education on its website, especially all the health-related articles posted weekly in the Health News section.
BODHD: BodHD is about living a High Definition life. What does that mean for you and how is BodHD helping you achieve it?
DR. KOPIN: For me a High Definition life starts with achieving better health for myself and my patients. But it’s more than that. It’s also about finding a way to do all of that and create more time freedom, and a residual revenue source! Life for me as a health professional has never been easy, one obstacle after another for 30 years. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, but I would like to have enough security and income, to just slow down a bit over the next 5 – 10 years. I really want to spend time with the people that I value and live without debt. I see my High Definition life being one where I can purchase a simple cozy home in the country by a lake, go on at least one amazing vacation per year, have the time to go on some family mini-retreats, and continue to help others in need. Everything about BodHD is designed to help someone like me achieve my goals and I am so thankful that I found it. The timing couldn’t be more perfect!
BODHD: BodHD’s PayPlan promotes Team Work? What role has teamwork and the BodHD PayPlan played in your success so far?
DR. KOPIN: I said it earlier, BodHD is One Team and One Dream. BodHD’s PayPlan is very unique because you are actually rewarded for helping everyone in BodHD— not just yourself! That, in and of itself, puts BodHD in a league all by itself in this industry…heck in any industry. When you are part of BodHD, you never work alone, you will be part of a team just like when you played sports! It’s a big Team and there’s room for everyone. There’s no doubt in my mind that the teamwork at BodHD has, and will continue to, fuel my success in this company.
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL
Family: Husband: Ron Will, 2 Daughters: Jennifer and Katie, Son-in-laws Sam Weiner and Matt Jones, and Grandbaby Braden
Former/Current Occupation: CEO/ Founder /Alternative Health Associates,
Doctor, Speaker, Educator – BODHD Presenter
Best Business Advice/Quote: Help people go from good to great!
Favorite Song(s): Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” or “What’s Going On”, John Lennon’s “Imagine” , Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” and Josh Gorban’s “You Raise me Up “
Hobbies: Swimming, Boating, baby grandson – sitting!!
Goals: Founding 25 Member at BodHD, and continue to teach and educate many on their health, as well as provide strategies for living a longer, healthier life and preventing disease.
In the world of high definition photography, Robert Reiff is world renowned especially in the areas of health, fitness, sports and celebrity. Having owned studios on both coasts, in New York and Los Angeles, Reiff has photographed hundreds of athletes and celebrities from Oscar DeLaHoya and Cory Everson to Clint Eastwood and Prince. He was the lead photographer for Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Mens Fitness magazines, and is currently the lead photographer for Oxygen, MuscleMag, Muscle & Performance, Reps and Black Belt magazines. Here’s what he has to say about why he loves BodHD.
“Having been in the fitness industry for 30 years as a photographer, working with all the top athletes, magazines and supplement companies, I have seen it all. I especially like the quality of the ingredients that go into BodHD and, just as importantly, the things that are left out that I don’t want in my body. BodHD has great Products and that’s why I’ve switched brands and use BodHD almost exclusively. BodHD’s solid Product line combined with its amazing, proven leadership in the health and fitness industries= proven results to the tenth power. I strongly support BodHD Products as part of creating healthy lifestyle and a rockin’, age-defying body, and I recommend the business opportunity for those who want to take it to the next level, a High Definition level.”
Robert Reiff, CA