One baby step at a time has led to a million dollar global wellness business

Posted on: February 1, 2012

If you read the headline, I am not referring to TriVita, but to a special lady who is passionate about wellness. 

I called to congratulate her on such a remarkable achievement for her life.  She said, “Michael, it has been one baby step at a time, one product, one customer, one Affiliate who is excited about the wellness opportunity TriVita offers with its products.  The satisfaction my husband, Terry, and I get from interacting with our customers and hearing their remarkable and many times astonishing wellness experiences is hard to put in words.”  She added, “Terry has played such an important role in supporting and offering advice to me in building the wellness business.” 

Let me re-introduce Tula Savisky.  I featured her in my August 2009 blog.  You can access it here:  I met Tula and Terry in Calgary, Alberta when I did the 19-city tour launching Nopalea.  They had driven over from interior British Columbia hundreds of miles away.  In 2009, Tula said to me, “Michael, my personal development to overcome fear and doubts has been incredible.  I could have never talked with you about my goals and life when I first started with TriVita.  I attribute much of that to the life-changing effects Sublingual B-12 had on my focus, emotional stability and physical energy.  I am a different person.” 

This is the same Tula who shared with me in Calgary her goal of purchasing a canoe so her family could enhance their enjoyment of the great outdoors in British Columbia. (It is also my fabulous playground I have enjoyed for years.)  

But today on the call, I was talking to a very confident and competent woman who is taking her wellness business to the world.  In fact, last year when we did our “Across Australia Tour” introducing TriVita, in every city someone would say to me, Tula wanted me to come up and introduce myself to you.  During the call, Tula said, “I just love to connect with new people in new countries and introduce them to TriVita and our wellness mission.  And I am laying a foundation for my worldwide wellness business.” 

Wow, baby steps to a global wellness business.  Her passion started when she had a wellness experience with the products.  She also told me that although she was shy, she was not gullible.  She said, “Michael, before I started my business with TriVita, I researched you, the corporate executives, the company history, Dr. Libby who was formulating your products, and anything I could find out about the stability and reputation of your company. I wanted to know that if I spent the time learning the baby steps to build a wellness business, the company would be there to support it long term.”  Amen, sister Tula!!  I can admire that tenacity. 

I asked Tula at what point she had believed she could be successful. Her answer involved three things:  her wellness experience with the products, her research on the company and when she got the first $9 check.

Today, Tula has her sights set on Presidential Director, which is the highest level of achievement for wellness-business builders. But an award and title are not her passion; her passion is to help people experience a greater quality of life starting with wellness.  I cannot wait to have the pleasure and privilege of presenting the award to her. 

Your WHY matters as it will cause you to do the WHATs and HOWs that matter!!  For Tula, her WHY is wanting people to experience a greater quality of life! 

One baby step at a time learning the important things that matter in developing the WHAT and HOW can lead to a life of achievement and significant contribution and inspiration for others.  That truly is living with purpose and reward!  RECIPROCITY!! 

May each of you be inspired to reach for your life dreams even if it requires taking one baby step at a time. 



7 Responses to "One baby step at a time has led to a million dollar global wellness business"

WOW! it’s pretty inspirational to see the story of Tula unfold.It will be amazing to connect with the TriVita family in Hawaii in a couple of weeks.Thank you Michael for sharing such a “grassroots” story of how to build towards a dream.I think we all want to share wellness with everyone and anywhere and you can see why it is with TriVita when a story from such a grounded person like Tula is featured.It certainly makes you think of the possibilities!
Trevor Averay


Congratulations on all your TriVita success and the lives you have blessed through this wonderful opportunity.

You and Terry are the type of people that inspire us all and especially Michael Ellison because you will help to carry on this mission of sharing wellness all around the world.

Cheers on reaching 3 Star Director~~

Tina Gonda

Tula, You have so inspired us! You and Terry exemplify everything that TriVita stands for.Michael has challenged all of us to become possiblity thinkers. You are the ultimate possibility thinkers. You have come so far from your initial goal of buying a canoe! We look forward to someday joining you on your yacht as Presidential Directors!

Kind regards,

Bryan & Tammi Wirth

What a hopeful message! All done with perseverance, hard work and baby steps. Amazing!.
Lois and Bob

Thanks so much for a great story and update about Tula!

Carisa and I have enjoyed working with Tula and her husband Terry. They are great leaders and are truly all about wellness and helping others.

Mike Riedmiller

We love the way Tula thinks about her TriVita business. This is why she is so successful and on the road to Presidential Director. She has shared her personal experience with others and comes straight from her heart. See you in Hawaii Tula!
Terry & Gillian

Tula, what an amazing blog!! You are such an inspriration to us all! There is no doubt wellness is where it’s at for you! I just love your attitude!!
Your friend in wellness!
John Windscheffel

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