One of the aspects we cherish most about the direct selling community is its joining together under a common goal. No matter what, everyone pulls together in support of this growing family.
This particular time of year is all about celebration and this spirit of comradery, as we prepare for our annual Global 100 awards and dinner. Reflecting on the season, our May cover story focuses on positive psychology, or happiness science. A term penned by Dr. Martin Seligman, director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it is defined as the “scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive.” Often, the perspective is that if a person achieves certain accomplishment, such as earning a raise or promotion, starting a family, or taking that skydiving lesson, this will bring happiness.
But as writer Courtney Roush discovered through her interviews, when someone depends on an outside source to seek fulfillment, it won’t be a sustainable way to find happiness. Positive psychology asserts that personal thoughts, including hope, optimism, forgiveness and compassion, help improve your outlook no matter what circumstances you encounter. This could result in personal success as well as provide a positive example for others.
The executives in this month’s two company profiles, Plexus Worldwide and Kyäni, follow this positive outlook and create an environment and culture in their companies to encourage it as well. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, Plexus considers itself on a mission to promote health and happiness. “We feel like happiness is a key factor in what we want to do as a company,” says Tarl Robinson, CEO of Plexus. “We feel like people don’t put enough emphasis on what they’re doing to make themselves, their families, their communities happier.”
Kyäni mutually believes in taking care of the person not just the employee or salesperson. The executive team feels they are in partnership with each individual. As a family business, the founders have felt their business principles are actually characteristics that apply to all aspects of life: integrity, honesty and kindness, which were engrained in them early in life.
On May 2, we are excited to see many of you at our Global 100 Celebration event, where we will recognize and honor the top 100 revenue-generating companies in the world, as well this year’s Bravo Award winners. We are pleased to welcome an outstanding keynote speaker to this year’s event—SeneGence Founder and CEO Joni Rogers-Kante. Please join us at Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel as we celebrate our channel and the many reasons to be excited about what the future holds.
All our best,
The DSN Staff