"I would like to help people all over the world to gain a sense of freedom, and I sincerely hope to do something good for the world!"
When i started with tahitian noni international at the end of September 2000, the long-awaited snowboarding season was only one month away," says Makoto Miyahara. "At the time, I was torn between whether to buy a season pass for snowboarding, or to concentrate on my TNI business. My decision to focus on my business was one that completely changed my fate."
Soon after joining TNI, Mr. Miyahara came across some noni fruit during a visit to Okinawa. "Although it was very small, I can honestly and clearly remember how excited I was to see it," he relates. This first encounter with noni made him all the more determined to experience noni from Tahiti, the source of TAHITIAN NONI® Juice, which he had grown to love. He continues, "Through the years, I have been able to listen to many personal stories of native Tahitian islanders about their experiences with noni. These stories have made me even more enthralled with noni's unique existence."
Having experienced noni firsthand, Mr. Miyahara knew that his job was to tell his story. "In the cold snowy days of that first winter, I equipped myself with my Tahitian Noni® materials and samples and I would run around calling out, 'Juice, juice!'" he laughs. "Each morning, I would think to myself where and what kind of smiles would be waiting for me that day as I went along telling anyone and everyone I met about TAHITIAN NONI Juice." The responses Mr. Miyahara received were extremely positive and before he knew it, he was sponsoring 40 people.
Mr. Miyahara believes that as the first step to success with TNI, each IPC must establish his or her own story. "It must be genuine and uniquely yours," he adds. "Next, I believe that setting a time frame is a must to help you move towards your goal. From my efforts to approach work every day with a fun, bright, and positive outlook, I was able to achieve my initial goal of reaching Black Pearl Status in 2005, just five years after becoming an IPC!"
Nowadays, Mr. Miyahara's passion for noni and TAHITIAN NONI Juice stands at the top of his list of favorites. Of course, when the snow flies, you may find him hitting the slopes with his snowboard, a few product samples, and of course, his own unique TAHITIAN NONI Juice story.