written by: Zanne Lamb-Hunt
Katelyn Laflin was born in California but raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She was always determined to grow up to “leave Nebraska and never come back.” When she graduated from high school, she moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver.
A love for food and the strong desire to help others led her to a major in Hospitality Management and a minor in Leadership Studies. Her first job after college was with Hillstone Restaurant Group in Miami.
She was transferred to East Hampton, NY and then Dallas, Texas — all in just the first six months with the company. She remained in Texas for two years. It’s where she met her future husband, even though he was originally from Nebraska, too — and only about one hour away!
They moved to Frederick, Md. for her husband’s job a little over a year ago and love the area. “It allows us to pursue a lot of our outdoor passions,” Katelyn shared. “We love to hike. We love to bike ride.” In addition, they’re avid runners and practice yoga.
They also appreciate the richness of the area’s rich history. “We’re all excited. We’re the ‘touristy’ people who are going up to Gettysburg every weekend and just loving it.”
Katelyn is a Wellness Educator and lists the 7 benefits of Juice Plus:
1. Juice Plus is made from vine-ripened fruits and vegetables and has nutritional integrity.
2. Juice Plus has a Nutrition Label — NOT a ‘supplement’ label.
3. All of the research done on Juice Plus is third-party randomized, double-blind and placebo controlled. None of the research is done in-house.
4. Juice Plus is NCS Certified.
5. Juice Plus can improve your immune system, reduce systemic inflammation, reduce oxidative stress and help maintain healthy DNA.
6. It’s a very small product line. It consists only of capsule and chewable forms that can provide you the nutritional value of 20-30 fruits and vegetables in your diet every day.
7. Macro-nutrition is available in shakes and bars to help give you fuel for the day.
“And, for those who have a green thumb, we have an aeroponic tower garden that was developed by Tim Blank from Walt Disney World. It allows people to grow their own fresh produce in as little as three feet of space.”
Why Multi-Vitamins & Synthetic Supplements Fall Short
“If you’re looking to improve your health, the one thing you can do that will give you the biggest bang for your buck (that all the research backs) is to increase your fruit and vegetable consumption.
Our bodies have a process going on called oxidative stress. Oxidative stress causes aging, disease and cell damage. The only way to combat oxidative stress is through antioxidants which are found in fruits and vegetables.”
Katelyn continues, “Our bodies aren’t designed to consume and recognize synthetic supplements. If you look at a typical multivitamin label, there are about 50 nutrients on there.
You think you’re getting a lot of good nutrition but you’re falling way short. If you look at an apple, it has over 10,000 phytonutrients in it which are all specifically designed to work synergistically together and for your body to absorb.”
Moving From A Career In Restaurant Hospitality To Entrepreneurship
Katelyn candidly points out the greatest drawback of working in a restaurant. “It’s not your typical job. You have very little regularity in your life. No sleep. You eat when you can. A lot of the time, the food’s cold.”
She adds, “I always thought that I was healthy because I ate better than anyone else around me and I worked out more than anyone else.” Then she met her husband.
“I saw how he ate. I saw how he protected his sleep. I saw how he was intentional with his workout. I realized I was not doing any of that. Health was more of a convenience and not a priority for me.
I tried to work out more. I tried to eat better. I would have really, really good weeks and then the next week would be awful. I became very frustrated with that.”
Katelyn knew there had to be a way to achieve consistency. Then, she was introduced to Juice Plus by a friend. It turned out that her husband was already familiar with it. His nutrition professor in chiropractic school raved about it. “It’s amazing,” he said.
Juice Plus Is Packed With Natural Nutrition And Is Safe For All Ages
“Juice Plus is vine-ripened fruits and vegetables that are picked, juiced and dried at low temperatures and put into capsule and chewable form. We’re supposed to consume 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables every single day. If you hold up your fist, that’s the size of a serving.
The reason we have to consume so much more now is because the produce in the grocery stores is not as nutritious as when our parents and grandparents were buying it. It’s not vine-ripened produce.
For Katelyn, Juice Plus “is like my nutrition seat belt. It helps me bridge the gap between what I should get and what I actually get.”
And, there are no restrictions. “It’s just food so it’s completely safe. If you’re breathing and you’re heart is beating, you can take Juice Plus.”
Moving To Frederick Was Katelyn’s Biggest Entrepreneurial Challenge
Katelyn became a Juice Plus Wellness Educator while still in Texas. In fact, only two weeks after starting her business, she and her husband made the move to Frederick.
“I literally knew no one. So, I started from the ground up. It’s been building a network base, getting to know people, just making friends…all while trying to build a business along with it.”
If She Could Go Back In Time, What Advice Would She Give Herself?
“Consistency is key. Being disciplined and diligent with whatever activity it is you’re doing and consistently doing it.
Sometimes we want to be at the top of the mountain right away. We forget that the climb starts with one step at a time and consistently doing one step after another.”
Katelyn Knows She’s Making A Difference With Juice Plus
Katelyn received a text a few weeks ago from a friend who has suffered with allergies and recurring sinus infections. She was all excited because she didn’t have a sinus infection after taking Juice Plus.
“I get texts like that all the time. Including, from Moms whose kids wouldn’t eat fruit.”
It‘s Easy To Become An Entrepreneur With Juice Plus
For anyone interested in following in her entrepreneurial footsteps, Katelyn gives some interesting facts about Juice Plus. “It’s a 12 billion dollar debt-free company. It’s not a buyer’s club. Eighty percent of our product is sold directly to customers…not distributors.”
Katelyn reveals, “It’s only $50/year to own your own franchise. All positions are permanent. Once you reach a certain level, that’s yours. You’ve earned that and it’s yours forever.”
And, there’s more. “There’s no inventory..no quotas..no territories. When you reach the top level, there’s a Corporate Benefits Package that includes health, vision, dental, disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement for as many kids as you have, holiday bonuses and business reimbursement.”
Managing The Business With Nozbe
Nozbe is an online task manager that Katelyn wouldn’t want to be without. “It’s amazing. I can get it on my phone, my computer..it’s online.
I keep track of all of my projects, all of my customers, where they’re at, what needs they have, my grocery list…I literally can’t live without it!”
Her favorite quote is “We have the power to influence those around us, whether for good or for bad.” She’s trying her best to influence everyone around her to enjoy better nutrition for better health and quality of life.
Any questions? Want to know more about the Juice Plus products? Ready to place an order? Contact Katelyn today!
email@example.com (or email through the website)
Contents Provided by Frederick Advice Givers Podcast #043 – Eric Verdi Interviews Katelyn Laflin