From his humble beginnings in the slums of Hong Kong, Dennis Wong has risen miles above the threshold of poverty to be one of the most noted and successful Chinese entrepreneurs on the West Coast. His company, YOR Health, has helped countless people across the globe gain financial independence and greater health. Today, he shares his thoughts on the three pillars of creating Happiness.
What is happiness?
While this question has plagued philosophers for centuries, happiness is really a simple concept, says Dennis Wong. According to Dennis Wong, happiness is defined by each individual. However, he believes the basic formula is health, wealth and self-awareness. Illustrating this point, Dennis Wong explains that people are rarely unhappy when they are comfortable in their surroundings, physically well, and in the presence of those they love and whom they know love them back.
For many individuals the decision to own a business is a life changing experience that requires a strong dedication to success and a huge financial commitment. Network marketing – becoming an Independent Representative for an existing company – is a viable alternative that typically allows considerably more flexibility than traditional entrepreneurship.
Q. Are there risks and fees associated with network marketing?
Dennis Wong: In most cases there is a small start-up fee – This can be recovered with hard work and dedication.
Amidst one of the most devastating economic downturns of this century, many companies have struggled just to stay afloat. Visions faltering with each economic hit, more and more businesses are crumbling without their goals to anchor them, notes YOR Health founder Dennis Wong. In this brief Q&A, Dennis Wong offers some thoughts on what makes YOR Health successful.
Q: What does “having a vision” mean to you?
Dennis Wong: To have a vision is to have both the motivation and a destination to where you are going. Having a vision allows you to make the right choices and plan for the future in the best way possible. In short, your vision is your dream—the light at the end of the tunnel, your motivation to keep fighting for what you believe in.
Dennis Wong is the co-founder of YOR Health, a company based in Irvine, Calif., that offers nutritional products to an international clientele. In 1968, Dennis came to the United States with his family in search of a better life, leaving behind crowded government housing in a densely populated area of Hong Kong. A self-made millionaire, Dennis Wong has achieved the American dream.
Q: You studied electrical engineering, then established a successful real estate career, and eventually moved into marketing. Now the health industry is your business focus—that seems an unusual path to take. What led you to change directions from engineering to business to health?
Dennis Wong: Two things motivated me. My health began to fail, and I didn’t want to let down the people who depended on me for employment. After a lot of hard work and countless research hours, my sister and I partnered with the premier product development manufacturer and co-founder of the largest direct-sales nutritional company in the world. At the risk of sounding trite, it was a match made in heaven.
YOR Health is nutrition for the future, says founder Dennis Wong. The company offers health and nutrition products ranging from vitamins and supplements to potent meal replacement powders. YOR Health has been helping people reclaim their lives since its inception in 2008.
A clear vision
According to Dennis Wong, YOR Health was founded out of necessity. After experiencing some disconcerting health complications himself, Wong knew he needed a way to get himself back on track. This deeply personal connection to the products has given Wong and the entire leadership team real-world experience using the products and thus a clear vision on how to best communicate the company’s message.