As I’ve mentioned in a few of my previous posts, I’d started a new job with NCH, which means I’ve left AdvoCare. Before I get too immersed into my new job, I wanted to officially virtually say goodbye to my professional career at AdvoCare, especially to any Distributors who might read this blog from time to time.
I came to AdvoCare in Sept. 2002 fat, single and just looking for a fun job. I’ve left it 35 lbs. lighter, married to a woman I met at AdvoCare and with a career. You can’t ask for much more than that.
I’ve been able to do some things at AdvoCare that I know I never would have experienced anywhere else. It has certainly been the perfect job for me the past 5 years. I’ve witnessed some really great things, and some really not-so-great things, and I’ve learned a lot from all of it.
With that said, I know moving on professionally is exactly what I’m supposed to do right now, so that’s what I’ve done. It’s simply career development. With Richard Wright as the new President & CEO, I’m more excited than ever for AdvoCare, and there’s no way I’m gonna stop using the products. They’re just too good.
So, with that said, I bid adieu to AdvoCare, at least being part of the Home Office. I loved every minute of it all.
I’m pleased to announce a project I’ve been working on for quite some time is now live – SupplementalScience.com.
As some of you know, I am the Marketing Manager at AdvoCare, a direct sales company that markets nutritional supplements. I won’t bore you with all the feature-advantage-benefit talk, but suffice it to say we’ve got the best (and safest) stuff on the market. Am I biased? Maybe, but it’s helped me lose over 30 lbs. and is now helping me gain some muscle as I hit the gym.
Anyway, SupplementalScience.com is about way more than just AdvoCare. Here’s why you’d want to check this new blog out on a daily basis:
- You’re a health nut, and you love reading about the latest in the industry. The site has several authors, including members of the AdvoCare Scientific & Medical Advisory Board.
- You’re not a health nut, and you’re looking for something simple to help you better understand nutrition and supplements.
- You’re an AdvoCare Distributor, and you’re always looking for new training tips to help you out.
- You like Brett’s Blog, so you assume SupplementalScience.com will be good to.
SupplementalScience.com is a group effort – lots of people from the AdvoCare R&D staff help make it happen. Anyway, check it out. You’ll get most of my nutritional thoughts and rants on that site.
OK, for those of you who don’t care about the Drew Brees Charity golf tournament, just skip this one.
But for those of you who do, I thought I’d let you in on how it all went down. To catch up, be sure to read the first and second post in this series.
Basically, the tournament was amazing. It started on Sunday night in San Diego with a party, and then golf on Monday and Tuesday. As you can see in the picture here, I got a chance to be the “official scorer” for NFL greats Jon Kitna, Carson Palmer and Dominic Raiola. Riding around for 18 holes alone with those guys was a true pleasure. I rode with Jon Kitna, and that guy is class act, as well as a firm believer. He mentioned how he came to know Christ, his ministry plans for after he retires and lots of other stuff. Really had a good time. Lots of people have asked me about Carson Palmer, since he’s a pretty big-name guy. He was cool. Not quite as personable as Jon, but then again I wasn’t riding with him all day, either. They’re both great golfers. I did get to witness a few clubs getting thrown around the course, which reminds me a lot of what happens when I play.
Here are some other highlights from the tournament:
- The point of the tournament (besides raising money for charity) was to determine the best individual golfer in the NFL and the best NFL golfing team. The winner was Trent Dilfer, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers (and, ironically, AdvoCare endorser). He shot a 72 on Tuesday on the toughest golf course I’ve ever seen in my life. The 49ers also proved to be the best team in the NFL, namely because of Trent, Alex Smith and Chris Heatherington.
- This thing was a who’s who of NFL great – Ladanian Tomlinson, Reggie Bush, Drew Brees, Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, Junior Seau, Andre Reed, Donnie Edwards, just to name a few.
- The AdvoCare Distributors were pretty cool during the whole tournament, and they shot some great golf. Thanks to you guys for making it really cool.
- Drew Brees is the best. I can’t think of a better guy to be associated with. His team of helpers was great, too.
The other interesting thing was how well our branding opportunities there were (that being AdvoCare’s). We didn’t think we’d get to get our name out there too much, but our logo was everywhere, as were our people. In fact, we were giving away gym bags filled with an Under Armour shirt and AdvoCare product to all of the players (about 150 total). Derek Smith, linebacker for the 49ers, actually turned it down, claiming he had enough bags and enough shirts. Then, he asked if there was AdvoCare product in there. I said yes, of course, and that’s all he wanted. He actually asked if he could have a little more. I was amazed that he turned down about $70 worth of freebies for about $8 worth of nutritional products. It really speaks to how pro athletes value the safety and efficacy of AdvoCare products.
Hey all – for those of you who care and have been keeping up, just know the Drew Brees Charity Golf Tournament was an amazing experience, and seemed to go close to flawlessly. Unfortunately, I can’t upload my digital pics until I get back to Dallas (I’m still in San Diego), so I’ll save most of the details for that. But for now, keep checking The Professional Open homepage – results should show soon. I’ll give you a hint – the winner was an AdvoCare endorsers (and it’s not Drew Brees).
More to come when I can get my visual aids squared away –
OK, I know I’m always bragging on AdvoCare. But hey, if you’ve got the best stuff out there, it’s not bragging – it’s fact.
Here’s an article that was in last weekend’s USA Today Weekend, the EatSmart section by Jean Carper . It features a few very small nuggets of nutritional genius from one of the nation’s most qualified authorities on the topic – Dr. Harry Preuss, a professor of Physiology, Medicine & Pathology, Georgetown University Medical Center. The fifth point mentions one of AdvoCare’s products, CarbEase (actually, it’s Carb-Ease, with a hyphen, but the article doesn’t include that, so I won’t either). Here’s the nutshell description of the product. I use it quite a bit, especially before a big Italian meal that’s heavy on carbs and starches. The science behind how it works is nothing short of amazing – it basically inhibits the breakdown of carbohydrates.*
Dr. Preuss is a long-time member of the AdvoCare Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, and he just released a new book (co-authored by Bill Gottlieb), The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy. I was lucky enough to get a copy of the book before publication, and I think it’s great. A very easy read with very compelling content. If you’re interested at all in knowing how to really lose some inches, lose weight and be healthier (as well as the differences between losing fat and losing weight), then I highly recommend this book.
So congrats and a big thanks to Dr. Preuss on yet another impressive accomplishment. Just goes to show that Yankees fans aren’t all bad all the time . . . . (cheap shot).
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.