Looking Back On 2009

Inevitability as  we head into a new year we are drawn to reflect on the year just passed. Often this reflection takes the form of soul searching for areas of failure or short comings which gives birth to a series of resolutions for the new year. But seeing as I’m an upbeat guy committed to spreading “N21 Sunshine” … I’ll just touch on some of the major highlights of the year… feel free to share yours as well!

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2009 was a landmark year if for nothing else … it was the year I was “born”. It has been great and I have loved getting to meet so many of you and also interviewing so many of our global leaders. The Podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and this website have all been useful tools for spotlighting the amazing global community that is Network TwentyOne.

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Amway turns 50 – What a great celebration and a statement about the viability and strength of the Amway business opportunity. I was fortunate enough to be in Ada and Las Vegas for the celebrations and the vision of so many leaders from around the world coming together to celebrate Amway’s success.

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Network TwentyOne celebrated “20 Years of Excellence” in Las Vegas with hundreds of Diamonds and above from around the world. As John Maxwell pointed out in addressing the Network TwentyOne Diamonds, “the global leadership team of Network TwentyOne is truly unprecedented and to be respected for the achievement it represents.” And it is in just such an environment with so many leaders brought together from over 25 countries that we begin to recognize the strength and power of our “global community”.

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Jim and Nancy Dornan were recognized for achieving 50 FAA points and spotlighted in Amway’s Achieve magazine (click here to read the article). In addition to this Jim and Nancy were presented with a check from Amway for $2,000,000.00 in Washington DC at our annual Free Enterprise conference… and yes that is their new Hawker 800 jet in the background that they spent their FAA bonus on. Nothing like seeing leaders reinvesting their earnings back into building their business.

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Network TwentyOne launched it’s 1st iPhone application which while not changing the way anyone is building their business, showed it’s globally affiliated business owners that they are serious about embracing technology in unique and relevant ways. Also look for major changes to Channel-21 this year that will, amoung other things, allow subscribers to view the streaming content from their smart phones.

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Network TwentyOne North America launched it’s new website (www.n21.com) and with it a new video on it’s homepage entitled “We’re Not Guessing“. Look for a similar look and feel on other Network TwentyOne websites including n21corp.com in 2010 as we continue to invest to support Network TwentyOne affiliated business owners around the world.

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We added iReport to n21guy.com to allow Network TwentyOne affiliated business owners from around the world to submit photos and short articles from the events they attend.

Have you seen something you want to share with tens of thousands of IBOs/ABOs around the world? Click here to try your hand at being a “Network TwentyOne Cub Reporter” with iReport.

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Network Of Caring surges on to the scene in a big way with the addition of it’s new Chief Significance Officer RD Saunders who many of you have already met as he travels around the world sharing the amazing stories of your generosity and kindness for those in need. Click here for more information on this amazing charity founded by Jim & Nancy Dornan and the Network TwentyOne global leadership.

.So that is just some of the “sweet happenings” in the world of Network TwentyOne … but certainly not a complete list by any means… have something to add??? Do so in the comments section below as I’d love to hear from you.

2 comments to Looking Back On 2009

  • Jay Popat

    Exciting launch of n21guy.com in 2009.

  • Harsha Agrawal

    It is so inspiring read about Jim and Nancy Dornan. Everytime I read about them I am overcome by a strong desire to live a significant life. I remember from a Nancy Dornan CD ‘Reaching out in love’ that one should have the courage to stand upon his mistakes and teach the generations what one has learnt from those mistakes… I love her for the inspiration she gives… Even as I type this I have tears in my eyes… One day.. I am sure I will get to see Nancy Dornan in person.. And that day will be my day!

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