Saturday, March 21, 2009

Trivani's “Do No Harm” Products

To understand the superior nature of Trivani products requires a little education. Trivani’s Chief Scientist, Dan Miser, takes questions on Trivani products via email, and then posts answers on the Trivani web site ( under the “Health” menu). Here is a sample question and answer on harmful ingredients often present in personal care products, contrasted with Trivani products made without them!



Can you please explain why parabens and phthalates can be so bad for the body and children in particular, and how Trivani products lead the way in the industry without these potentially harmful substances?

Answer #1: Parabens

Parabens commonly used in personal care products as preservatives are weak environmental estrogens. They can also support the growth of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells grown in tissue culture (Byford et al., J. Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 80(1):49-60, 2002; Gomez et al., J. of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 68:239-251, 2005).

Both in vitro and in vivo studies conclusively establish that parabens are able to penetrate human skin intact and have also been isolated from human breast cancer tissue.

Parabens have also been identified as being endocrine disrupting substances (EDS). While animal studies reveal EDS to adversely affect male reproductive systems, it is adolescent females that are most at risk. Young women are exposed to parabens more frequently than males due to their higher rate of use of cosmetic products. Health risks to adolescents using products containing EDS is many times higher than for adults because young people’s biologies are under constant change and are more susceptible to the adverse effects of EDS.

Answer #2: Phthalates

Phthalates are used to make plastics flexible and sometimes used to stabilize fragrances. People come into contact with phthalates every day. Look at the bottom of your water bottle. If it has the letters PET or PETE or PETG then you’re holding plastic containing phthalates. PET is an acronym for Polyethylene Terephthalate. Many fingernail products contain phthalates, as well as many packages containing products that we either ingest or apply to our bodies.

The problem with phthalates is similar to parabens with the exception that males are more affected with issues such as low sperm count, testicular cancer, and genital deformities.

Fortunately, there is no reason today why parabens or phthalates need be used in our consumable products. Preservatives are a necessary safety feature for topical products meant to be used over a lengthy period of time, but there are many effective alternatives available today. They are a little more expensive, but the added cost is worth the safety.
Word of Caution: even though parabens may not appear on a product’s ingredient listing, they may still be in the product. Many ingredients used to make creams, lotions, gels, etc. use parabens as preservatives, but because they are a part of the ingredient they are, under U.S. FDA definitions, considered processing aids and are not required to be listed in the ingredient panel. Many countries follow this rule.

Regarding phthalates, Trivani avoids these by using HDPE (high density polyethylene) and LDPE (low density polyethylene) for its topical products and glass for liquid supplements.


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Friday, March 20, 2009

Let Bob Help You Do Trivani

We encourage all of our fellow Trivani Humanitarians to spend two minutes every business day to read "Bob's Blog" at for inspiration and the latest and greatest that is happening and coming in Trivani. Bob Steed is our leader. He leads gloriously. If you feel you need help with Trivani, start with help from Bob! Let him help you. He does so directly through his blog. It is for me and it is for you. The help he offers through his blog is personal, direct, and real. Please take advantage of it daily!

Here is an example (used by permission) of yesterday's blog (19 Mar 2009). Believe in Trivani, and believe in yourself.


If You Believe, It Will Be So

I have always believed that after all is said and done, there is always a lot more said than done. Talk is not cheap, but it can be very inexpensive. We pay for everything that comes out of our mouths because words mean things.

If you believe our business has unlimited potential, you will act as if it is so. If you believe there are limitless opportunities to engage prospects, it will be so. If you believe that you can play a significant role in ending world hunger, it will be so. If you believe you can reach out to three potential Humanitarians a day, it will be so.

I'm a big fan of the power of words and thought. I'm a bigger fan of ideas and action. I'm one of those people who believe that inspiration comes from a higher source and it comes more often to those who act when it strikes and less to those who ignore it.

I'm one of those people who believe in luck, and I believe it is the manifestation of a lot of factors well within our control. I believe that problems are the solution because they move us beyond the comfortable.

I believe in doing good as often as possible, because it is a lot easier to win when others want to see you win than it is when others want to see you lose. This is putting karma on display and powering it to work with us instead of against us.

I believe in rooting for everyone, even those we may have reason to boo, because when we do, we can never, ever lose.

I believe kindness is the solution to every social disconnect we encounter. Overwhelming everyone, even those who despise us, with acts of kindness is extremely disarming.

And I am a big believer that if you want to foster love in any relationship, all you have to do is unconditionally serve. It is impossible to give and receive service without fostering love.

I believe that a generation of people, children, the young and old will come to believe in the goodness of humanity because they were the beneficiary of your benevolence. People they do not even know expressing compassion? This drives people to want to give to others just as they have received.

This is an enterprise with big ambitions. We believe we can solve many of the world’s greatest social and physical challenges. Where bullets and bloodshed fall far short, compassion can rule the day.

Words, thoughts, and actions count. All of them.

Bob Steed, CEO of Trivani

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Your Network Marketing Check

(Click on the check to get a larger image—
then click your Back button to return.)

The old network marketing (NM) companies got people to join, (with a lot of hype!), and as they worked, most of the money they generated went "up the ladder" to other distributors and to corporate profits. They did a lot of work and at the end of the month received very little money. Most of them eventually quit, and the process started over. These NM companies relied heavily on new "recruits" to stay in business.

In a sense, this is true of all businesses: those at the bottom level of a company earn the least. On the other hand, the compensation plans of network marketing companies vary widely in their payout to their distributors, especially those starting out.

Trivani is unique! The Trivani Founders decided that they had already made their gazillions of dollars, and wanted to set up a business model that (1) highly funded humanitarian aid, and (2) really paid their humanitarian distributors well, so they would be very successful financially—even becoming financially independent so they could carry on even more humanitarian service (as well as having more time with their families).
To accomplish this, Trivani looked over the NM industry and decided that instead of taking the typical 10-15% of revenue (or higher) for company profits, Trivani would only take 1-2%. That is truly astonishing! It is a profound and unheard of business decision and policy in the network marketing world.

This decision had a major impact on the Trivani business model. It "flipped" the typical compensation plan on its head, so that the Trivani plan pays the distributors at the bottom well. It pushes money "down the ladder" to help them succeed from the start. Of course, it takes work by the distributor, but that work is rewarded! I doubt there is a network marketing compensation plan that can match Trivani's “Tri-InfinitePower Plan”—it is truly a path to prosperity for its humanitarian distributors. Can you find another plan in the industry that pays a maximum of 63% plus car and travel bonuses?

So, in contrast to Trivani, shown above is a real live distributor check from an "old style" network marketing company. This is a real check! The company name, bank account, etc., have been changed to prevent "embarrassment" to the company. As you study this check, don't miss seeing the amount that was paid to the distributor for the month, after the company subtracted processing costs, check costs, etc. costs, etc. Do you believe it? (Don't laugh too hard—if this was your check, it wouldn't be funny.)

Receiving a NM check like this one was why I nearly cried and began looking for another marketing "engine" to fund our family financially. In looking over Trivani as that possible engine, the first thing I checked was their compensation plan. (It was the best comp plan I had ever seen. I eventually learned why.)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sharing Trivani with Video Clips

Bob Hawkins of our Trivani Shipp Fleet upline has written the following to help us reach out to the 1,000 potential humanitarian leads each attendee received at Trivani Tech. The links he includes can be used by any Trivani distributor in sharing the Trivani opportunity.


Dear fellow Trivani Humanitarians,

Since the Trivani Tech event in Febuary, we have been sharing an email campaign with those on our 1,000 leads list. We were very inpressed with the 3 minute "Pupose", "Health", and "Prosperity" video clips that were included on our Trivani Tech flash drives. They quickly became our favorites to send to prospects.

However, we ran into a slight problem. They weren't included on the Trivani Video site, and to send them as attachments with an email made the message too big for Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, and other mailboxes.

Two days ago, Trivani sent us an email that talked about those videos and provided links to them on with instructions on how to select and paste the URL for either of the videos (or more than one!) into our emails.

That was exactly what we were looking for. We are passing the video links to you for your convenience so you don't have to "fish" for them at

We recommend copying these links and pasting them into a word processing file, (i.e., Microsoft Word, WordPad, NotePad, etc), where you keep your cut and paste messages, so you can access them readily for your emails.

Here are the links:

We hope this helps in your electronic prospecting.

Warmest Regards —

Bob and Betty Hawkins
(your upline)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Trivani Tech!

On February 6-7, 2009, Trivani held its first “Trivani Tech” training at the Provo, Utah, Marriott Hotel. What an event! The focus was to train the attending humanitarians with Trivani's high-tech tools to turn our computers into Monster Money Machines. Here are some of our photos of the event. Later, we will describe some of the training, and provide explanations on the tools we were taught and practiced using. Tune in for important information on how you can use your computer as a Trivani Portal to the World, and build an international business downline.

(Click a photo to enlarge it; then click your
"Back" button to return to the post.) features the Shipp Fleet at Trivani Tech

Kim Boswell welcomes Charlie and Norman Shipp

(F) Richard, Charlie, Larry Browning
(B) Kim, Norman, Vickee Barker, Betty and Bob Hawkins

Kelsey Thompson and "Smooth Sailing Shipp"

President Bob Steed gives a presentation

Trivani humanitarian Gordon Oswald
shares his Napkin Presentation

Getting our systems up and running

Norman meets Laura Vukich, Shane McClellan and his wife

Norman and Richard meet with Bryan Thayne,
presenter of "The One Minute Networker"

Bob explains his "Three-Legged Stool" parable

Our Trivani Leader

Bob explains a point

Bob points to exponential growth

Kim and Amy Boswell speak about how to succeed

Kherna, Bob, Charlie, and Richard at Awards Dinner

Charlie and Bob share comments

Monday, March 2, 2009

Welcome to "Smooth Sailing Shipp™"

We are pleased to welcome Norman Shipp as the newest member of the Trivani Shipp Fleet as a contributor. We anticipate many instructive posts from all the Fleet, so we will now begin to add posts to the blog that will helpful to all our downline humanitarians. Come visit often!
I think that "diving" for treasure is good to do DAILY!
Remember, "If you don't look, you won't find anything!"