2012 Consultant of the Year Julie Taralives as a humanbeing more. She lives each day to the fullest extent that she can and greets the dawnwith new vitality. With 30 years experience in the healing arts, Julie’s primary goal isto empower humanity to be free on all levels. She has struggled with inner demons,fought for her beliefs, faced the death of lovedones, come up through financial ruin and indoing so, found herself.
One of the goals Julie visualized for years wasto become the Nikken Consultant of the Year. Intypical Julie fashion, when her name was calledout at the 2011 Give Me FiveConvention inAnaheim, she responded first with disbelief, thenwith the utmost humility.
Julie says, “I was completely astounded. Itshattered a shield of doubt and self-judging inmy heart that sometimes wonders if I’maccomplishing my mission. It was such asupreme blessing and honor. I am so grateful to my entire Nikken family—we havean unprecedented solidarity that is unlike any other company in the world!”
FINDING BALANCE WITH THE 5 PILLARS
“The 5 Pillars of Health®have helped me grow more compassionate, patient, lovingand interconnected. Initially, the Finance Pillar affected me most, following thebankruptcy of my healing center. My family was in an untenable position financiallyand Nikken provided a way to turn that around fast. By the end of my first year withNikken I was making $8,000 a month. I wanted to be a full-time mommy and could,with Nikken. I could take them on holiday to Hawaii and Jamaica and even toEngland to see our relatives there.
“With the support of Humans Being More®training, which I’ve attended 20 times,my entire understanding of life has catapulted and continues to be a mental andspiritual awakening,” explains Julie.
Such mindfulness has transformed Julie into an avid environmentalist and socialentrepreneur who is committed to sustaining the planet. For her, Nikken is thevehicle to help heal humanity and redistribute wealth throughout the world.
“Along with creating global change through Nikken, I have time to do the otherthings I love most: to dance, do yoga, take trapeze lessons, paraglide, as well as writepoetry, read philosophy, listen to the music of the great composers, learn about thelatest scientific and technological advances and travel. My next goal is to write booksand possibly even songs to inspire people to take flight. By simply doing what I enjoy,I end up meeting the right people who end up becoming part of my Nikken family.”
As someone whose ultimate goal in life is self-actualization and to continuefollowing her own North Star, Julie identifies her biggest challenge as “myself. It’sthe daily challenge of knowing what I want to do and confronting the resistance.It’s about being centered in heart and mind, then moving into the world with thecertainty of my truth and authenticity. It’s an internal battle I fight daily. It meansgoing out of my comfort zone one more time by showing up, not taking rejectionpersonally and helping others to find their voices. In my first career as aprofessional ballet dancer, it was always about competing and being in a win orlose situation. In Nikken the only competition is with myself. I like the quest forexcellence, not perfection. If I can do it, anyone can do it.”
“Nikken is a great community of support that tells you that you can do it, whichhelps to silence the self-doubt and self-criticism. I keep things very simple. I ask a lotof questions and listen with all of my being, not just my ears. I am very present withpeople and I don’t speak unless I have something pertinent to say in response to theirneeds.
“I love to connect with people, to help them and share the treasure I have. I’mcommitted to creating a safe, nurturing environment for people to discover andexplore Nikken. I don’t ever say that I have the answer; instead I tell them if they areopen, I have something that might be helpful. I give Nikken Rollouts, then lendpeople the Kenko Naturest™ Sleep System, water, air, light and daytime magneticproducts, so they have a 24/7 experience.
“The Nikken products are my employees, because they work for me. I’mpassionate about putting them out there. I’ve invested many thousands and mademany millions. If you are going to build a multimillion-dollar business, you have tocapitalize accordingly. I want to help make Nikken a household word, transformingthe lives of millions through Humans Being More.”
THE HUMMINGBIRD APPROACH
There’s a true story Julie likes to tell about a hummingbird that had flown into herhealing center and couldn’t find its way back out. Julie recounts, “In my heart, I saidto the bird, ‘don’t be afraid. I want to help you be free but you’re going to have tocome to me. You’ll be safe with me.’ And as Julie walked slowly towards it, thehummingbird came right into her hands. She walked softly outside. Once Julie gentlyopened her hands, the bird shot straight up skyward.
It’s the way Julie lives and conducts business—with kindness and love—showingthe path to freedom.