Who doesn’t love Spring and Summer? New life abounds. Old trees get new leaves. The sun and rain caresses the earth and urges rejuvenation. The light streams in my bedroom window and awakens me s…
Source: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Who doesn’t love Spring and Summer? New life abounds. Old trees get new leaves. The sun and rain caresses the earth and urges rejuvenation. The light streams in my bedroom window and awakens me s…
Source: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Who doesn’t love Spring and Summer? New life abounds. Old trees get new leaves. The sun and rain caresses the earth and urges rejuvenation. The light streams in my bedroom window and awakens me sweetly and naturally. I slip on a light summer dress and some sandals. I want to feel the warmth and gentle breeze on my body. The birds are bursting with song as I enter my garden and I smile at the brave fragility of a flower. I walk around my house and note that not all made it through the winter.
Some plants weren’t hearty enough to survive the cold. Some branches on a favorite tree seem dead. I’ll need to cut back the parts no longer healthy. I’ll need to replace the plants that no longer serve. I am saddened to lose what were once favorites but recognize the opportunity to recreate my little haven in a different way. Maybe I’ll add some purple.
Hydrangeas near the screened porch? Climbing roses against the fence? I think I’ll order the one that is almost giddy with color. Gladiolus between the camellias? I daydream. Maybe it is time to create a little English garden – perfect in its imperfection.
I sip my coffee and philosophically consider the changes. It strikes me how analogous this is to our lives. Not everything in my garden needs to be changed. The core is good. Maybe cleaned up a bit but not a total revamp. There is no need to rush. In fact the situation calls for contemplation, consideration, and anticipation. I need to slow down.
How often do you stop, get quiet, and rethink your own life? I love a saying, “You had a purpose before anyone had an opinion”. Realize your worth and that your core is perfect. Remember when you were a child and your life seemed full of possibility? It still is! Then ask yourself is it is time for you to trim back portions of your life that no longer fit the garden that is your purpose? Are you living authentically and fearlessly? Are you allowing the world to see the beauty of your soul? Are you joyful? Are you taking time to have intimate conversations with friends and family? Does your body, perfect in its imperfections delight you? Can you imagine casting off the anxiety that haunts you and trusting that it will turn out fine, albeit not quite as planned?
The Divine made you perfect and you were born with purpose. In our hearts we know that the Divine is deep within the earth and in the cells of our bodies. You are sacred and perfect. It’s just that sometimes we get so busy doing that we forget to contemplate where we’ve been, where we are, and where we want to go. We feel a longing that we can’t define. We worry about what others think of us. Some of us retreat to food, alcohol, etc. to feed the hungry soul. Something isn’t quite right but we can’t put our finger on it. An elusive memory of hope and joy hides in the shadows. So we continue living the same way, not knowing what or how to change it. The beauty is that we can choose to embrace our uniqueness, our sensuality, our exquisiteness. Nature reminds us of this choice.
My advice? Get off the speedway of life. Slow down. Walk away from distractions. This is you time!
Spend some time contemplating the garden of your life. Reflect on the memories that have brought you happiness. Find the core of what fuels your passion. What metamorphosis do you need to experience for empowerment and delight? After you have stilled the noise and listened to the wisdom in your heart, it is time to take some action. Trim back the dead, weed as necessary, add beauty in whatever colors suit you, and rejoice in your perfect imperfections! Trust me, we can’t wait to see what grows and blooms.
This article just appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of Focus on Fabulous magazine which concentrates on revealing the unseen beauty in today’s woman.
I awakened this morning thinking about punctuated equilibrium. Evolution is a slow, gradual process but it isn’t entirely smooth. Small changes occur over time until a large difference occurs in a stepwise fashion. Punctuated equilibrium is an evolutionary theory that explains the rapid change one can find in the fossil record followed by long periods of stability. And since evolution presumably happens physically and behaviorally, one can assume that this has happened with the behaviors that help the species survive.
A rather nerdy introduction, I know but stick with me. Think back on your life. How did you get where you are now and where would you like to go?
I know in my life I have experienced periods where things were relatively stable and changes were very small and then suddenly there was a rapid burst of change. I might have been doing some self-exploration, reading motivational books or learning more about spirituality and then suddenly I had a revelation that encouraged a jump in my consciousness. My relationships could have been toxic and I was surrounded by negative people for years and then I recognized that I wanted a different life and needed to move on and get new friends. An area could no longer feel like home and I moved a great distance away. A job could no longer be fulfilling despite a good salary and I decided to take the plunge and become an entrepreneur. Over the years there have been huge transformations – marriages, births, divorces, moves, career shifts. I suspect this could be said for many of us.
From the outside it would appear that these abrupt alterations with little thought but internally there were a number of imperceptible modifications until finally there was little choice but to burst out of a cozy rut and revamp life. Once the huge change was made, there would be rocky period when everything seemed off kilter and then gradually an adjustment to the new. It became the norm. During this period one makes small, incremental modifications. These are the basis of creating lifelong habits.
For instance a year or so ago I could not even fit my “fat clothes”. I have been making small modifications in creating optimal health. There is no question that over time there have been positive results but I am not where I want to go and I am prepared to take one of those huge jumps. I know that a clean me is a healthy me and I am planning to kick off my weight loss journey with a TLS 21 Day Challenge . The first 7 days will consist of detoxification to curb my cravings for sweet, salty and fatty foods to renew and replenish. Next realizing a lean me is a better me, I will accelerate my program for 14 days to burn the fat so to repair and reshape my body. This will allow me to shed some stubborn fat and shed extra pounds to feel better physically and emotionally. From thereon I will continue to eat “clean” and to schedule daily exercise. After this dramatic change my plan is to make small, simple modifications toward optimal health. My goal is to create life-long healthy habits.
Back to you – are you in a period of stasis or equilibrium? Spring has been a time of renewal, hope, growth throughout cultures and history. Take time to celebrate the new life that surrounds you in nature. Take walks in the park, hike through a forest, and walk along the beach, lay in the grass. As you do so pay special attention to all the new beginnings around you – plants, animals, insects, birds. Meditate on the natural cycle of change and replenishment. Now look within. This is a season of great promise and renewal. Life is visibly continuing and yet there are alterations. Is there something you need/want to dramatically adjust in your life? Do you need a rekindling in one of more aspects? Is something or someone making you feel unfulfilled or even sapping your soul? Have you accepted someone else’s view of what you and your life should be rather than following your path? If so I challenge you to start your plan toward regeneration. It is easier to live with the status quo but you were born to be special and you owe it to yourself to manifest a wonderful life and reach your highest potential. So look within and determine what is holding you back and what needs modification. It could be physical, emotional or spiritual. Be bold, be brave. It may be time to empower yourself and make a transformation – your own punctuated equilibrium.
I had submitted this article in January and have completed the TLS 21 Day Challenge. I’ve lost a total of 15 lbs and feel wonderful!
Interested in learning more? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be well and dream great!
Who else is already thinking about losing weight in the new year? Maybe this has been spurred by 4 holiday parties in the past week or plans for the Christmas eve dinner or both but I’ve decided to lead a group of people dedicated to optimal health in the new year.
I have been making small modifications in creating optimal health. There is no question that over time there have been positive results but I am not where I want to go and I am prepared to take one of those huge jumps.
I know that a clean me is a healthy me and I am planning to kick off my weight loss journey with a 21 day challenge. The first 7 days will consist of detoxification to curb my cravings for sweet, salty and fatty foods to renew and replenish. Next realizing a lean me is a better me, I will accelerate my program for 14 days to burn the fat so to repair and reshape my body. This will allow me to shed some stubborn fat and shed extra pounds to feel better physically and emotionally. From thereon I will continue to eat “clean” and to schedule daily exercise. After this dramatic change my plan is to make small, simple modifications toward optimal health. My goal is to create life-long healthy habits.
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Getting healthy and fit is way more fun and successful when you have support. Together we can all win the TLS 21 day challenge.We will be sharing our progress, challenges and solutions on a private Facebook page.
Come on! What do you have to lose except fat? Join us in looking spectacular in 2016.
Be well and dream great!
So hard to show my bare face (well almost bare as I had a tinge of leftover mascara on) but thought this was worth sharing. A rising cosmetologist in the Charleston area, Sarah Snider came over last night and cut and styled my hair before using Motives Cosmetics to give me a natural and professional look. I wanted a look that I could wear daily that wasn’t too much fuss. I think it looks great. She thinks I need to get some hair spray. LOL
She used the Motives custom blended foundation, Lumiere de Vie Serum Concentrate, Motives Primer, a tinge of the Motives Bronzer in Miami Glow, Motives for La La Volumizing and Lenghtening Mascara, Motives for La La Mineral Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil (auburn), and the Motives Bronzer/Blush Duo. I did not use the Lumiere de Vie Needle Free Serum or Invisi-Line primers – this is truly a “naked face” look.
Notice my skin looks less ruddy and patchy. The lighting in the bathroom was the same for all pix and was less than optimum but I thought I looked pretty. Thank you Sarah!
Here’s a pix with the same foundation and a bit more eye make up the next day:
Motives by Loren Ridinger and Motives for La La are exclusive, premium, beautiful, natural cosmetics, skin and body care that are comparable to department store lines a a fraction of the price. We participate in a multi-billion dollar industry and our products are used by some of the top celebrities including J Lo, Beyonce, the Kardashians, Eva Longoria, Alicia Keys, Brook Hogan, and of course La La Anthony. Motives has been featured in a number of magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Latina, Black Bride and Self.
As a Motives entrepreneur you will have the ability to receive retail profits and commissions based on face-to-face and e-commerce retail sales. You will also be able to build residual income. A number of professional makeup artists, salons and beauty schools incorporate our products. But you can’t buy Motives in a department store – the customer has to come to us.
My website is http://www.motivescosmetics.com/dreamgreat . You would have your own site for family, friends, and clients.
Know people who have difficulty matching their skin condition or tone? You will be able to learn how to customize mineral-based, therapeutic, foundation and powder that is animal cruelty free thus enhancing your customers’ satisfaction, loyalty and repeat business.
You will be able to set your own hours and can work from home. You will be able to learn from excellent trainers as well as from online videos. You can work and learn at your own pace.
Make-up artists, hair stylists, models, aestheticians, and motivated amateurs all have been successful business owners. We train!
If you or someone you know has a passion for beauty, is income driven, and would like to learn more about the opportunity please contact me at email@example.com and we can set up time to talk.
Be well and dream great!
All women have their own form of beauty. However whatever that beauty is, it must start from within. If you aren’t healthy, no amount of skin care products or make up is going to make as lovely as you could. The winning trifecta is a combination of supplements, skin care and Motive Cosmetics.
For optimal beauty and health I recommend four supplements to help women look their best. These are to be taken in addition to the 5 key products I always recommend – Isotonix Multivitamin, Isotonix B Complex, Isotonix Calcium Plus, Isotonix OPC-3 and Heart Health Essential Omega III with Vitamin E. In this article I’ll discuss all four beauty supplements that I recommend to enhance your natural beauty and their benefits.
For general skin nutrition I recommend Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend, NutriClean Complete Greens and Ultimate Aloe. In someone worried about the effects of aging on their complexion, I add Timeless Prescription’s Oxygen Extreme.
Isotonix OPC 3 Beauty Blend is formulated to help maintain skin elasticity, support normal collagen production, replenish essential vitamins and minerals for the skin, and provide the skin and body with an antioxidant defense. This isotonic product helps maintain skin health at the cellular level nourishing and rejuvenating skin cells with some of the finest antioxidants available today. It supports a healthy, smooth, soft and even-toned complexion. Because it promotes healthy functioning of the skin at the cellular level, your skin will look healthy and vibrant. It also plays a role in maintaining elasticity of capillaries in the dermis, which helps maintain healthy blood flow and minimizes the appearance of spider veins. The main ingredients are:
Perhaps you have heard it said that digestive health supports overall wellness. There is an intimate relationship between your gastrointestinal tract and your immune system. Some surprising signs and symptoms of digestive health dysfunction include: congestion, sinusitis, anxiety, depression, fuzzy thinking, acne, dermatitis, migraine and other headaches, joint inflammation including arthritis, and hypertension.
NutriClean Complete Greens® and Ultimate Aloe® help with overall support to your digestive health and immune system, thus making your complexion clear and glowing.
We all know how important it is for our health to consume the proper amount of fruits and vegetables each day, yet a world full of fast food and processed meals have led people to choose less healthy alternatives. This leads to deficiencies of the nutrients that are needed to lead a healthy lifestyle. Poor diets of unhealthy, processed foods, sweets and fats, help set the stage for health risks. A vegetable-rich diet is a smart way to start looking, feeling and living better. NutriClean Complete Greens offers a diverse range of benefits from green vegetables and natural grass fibers that are low in sodium, fat and calories, contains no cholesterol and are a good source of iron, vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium. Greens helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract, with natural enzymes, and provides nutrients to the body’s organs. Adding natural grass juices and other natural vegetables and fruits to your diet regularly, helps provide the body with the means to cleanse itself. Naturally-produced grasses and other fiber-rich greens can enhance diets which may lack the correct amount of fruits and vegetables needed as a part of a daily regimen. While Complete Greens has a unique blend of over 50 ingredients, these three are key in keeping you healthy and looking great:
Because the typical diet consist of many foods unintended for digestion, maintaining a healthy digestive tract is important to the overall health of the body. Ultimate Aloe contains over 200 nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, including 13 of the 17 essential minerals needed for good nutrition. Studies have shown that aloe consumed orally promotes normal digestion, supports a healthy immune system and helps to provide digestive comfort. Ultimate Aloe® Juice has the IASC (International Aloe Science Council) seal that certifies the aloe content and purity. The aloe vera in Ultimate Aloe is harvested and processed according to sanitary manufacturing practices that use specific time and temperature guidelines. This preserves the natural properties of the aloe vera plant so you receive the maximum benefits of the product. Ultimate Aloe Juice contains three times more polymers than aloe gel and 50 percent (50%) more active components than is required to achieve maximum benefits by being consumed orally. Ultimate Aloe Juice delivers superior results, which our customers can depend on time after time. There is one main ingredient in Ultimate Aloe:
Oxidative stress caused by free radicals accelerates the aging process and plays havoc on our skin. Some free radicals arise normally during metabolism. Sometimes the body’s immune system cells purposefully create them to neutralize viruses and bacteria. However, environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke and herbicides can also spawn free radicals. The best way to fight free radicals is with a collection of antioxidants. There is not one single antioxidant that is most effective. In order to be effective, there must be a team of antioxidants all working together. When you supplement with a team of antioxidants, you will find that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Your skin – much like the rest of your body – can be negatively affected by free radicals.
By combining both botanicals and vitamins in a single product, Timeless Prescription™ Oxygen Extreme provides strong antioxidant protection. It supports healthy immune function. This supplement helps maintain cardiovascular health and helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. It promotes a healthy digestive tract and supports a healthy liver. It promotes eye and vision health as well as cognitive health. It supports healthy reproductive systems. Finally it promotes your skin’s health with both an antioxidant and herbal defense. No other product combines the variety of ingredients in Timeless Prescription Oxygen Extreme. The main ingredients are:
In summary how our skin looks is important to most of us. A healthy, youthful, glowing complexion is the cornerstone of beauty. No amount of skin care products or Motives cosmetics are going to make you look good if you aren’t healthy. While it is important to eat a variety of healthy foods with a rich supply of vitamins and nutrients, it is almost impossible to ingest everything we need to support our overall well-being and support our skin and digestive health. In addition to the 5 key products I recommend to everyone, I highly suggest other supplements to enhance health. If you are concerned about beauty, you should add these supplements daily.
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Want to learn more about our products or opportunity? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up time to talk. I look forward to hearing from you!
Be well and dream great,
Yesterday I was having lunch with a nurse who wanted to learn more about our products, services, and the business. As one does in any introductory situation, we spoke of our backgrounds, our careers, our hobbies, and of course our families. She told me she had teenagers and we laughed about teen antics (our own included) and then asked me the ages of my children. When I told her they were 39, 29, and 25 her eyes grew wide. She politely suggested that my eldest two must be my stepchildren and that my husband was much older. Of course I told her that no, all three were mine and that I was 62 she looked absolutely shocked. She blurted out, “I thought you were my age – in your early 40’s!”
I’ve always been told I look younger than I am although some mornings the mirror doesn’t agree. So what do I attribute my fountain of youth? Well several things. I don’t smoke. I drink very moderately. I use sunscreen and don’t sunbathe. I take our daily essentials kit (Isotonix multivitamin, B complex, Calcium Complex and OPC 3) , omega III’s and aloe every morning. And I use Lumiere de Vie skin care.
The Lumiere de Vie skin care line uses the power of the sea and the earth to help provide vitalized radiance providing that youthful glow. It has powerful age reversing ingredients to help turn back the hands of time.
I use these products daily and they have truly transformed my skin. But the miracle product yesterday was the Lumiere de Vie Needle Free Serum. This serum is amazing! It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, smooths out the skin making it look firm and smooth, and it hydrates so your skin truly looks youthful. The Needle Free Serum contains collagen and elastin filler.
Upon aging, cells are no longer able to produce collagens and elastin effectively. By providing a new source of bio-energy this production is reactivated. Needle Free Serum contains Neodermyl® which boosts your skin’s fibroblasts . Neodermyl is a new source of bio-energy which recharges the skin’s beauty. How? Neodermyl leads to an increase of collagens I and III (youth collagen) synthesis. Thus you see an improvement of skin density and firmness. The increase of elastin production leads to improvement of skin elasticity. Bottom line? A visible reduction of wrinkles’ depth and volume in only 15 days. Of course the longer you use it, the better the results.
Interested in trying Lumiere de Vie Needle Free Serum? I highly suggest you purchase the Lumiere de Vie Full Regimen set to get the best results and save a bundle! This kit contains 8 products which work together to create youthful looking, luminous skin.
I can’t promise you someone will think you are 20 years younger but I can promise you that your skin will look and feel wonderful and yes, you will look younger! As always if you have questions about our products, services and/or the network marketing business, please drop me a line at email@example.com .
Be well and dream great!
I see it all the time. From the single mother working two jobs and just scraping by who now can spend time with her children , to the construction worker who can’t count on his body or the work to sustain his family who can now rest easy at night knowing his family is taken care of and children will be able to attend college, to the immigrant who arrives on these shores only to find their language is a barrier and finds that through this business they can achieve the American dream, to the person who worked for 40 years and still didn’t have enough to comfortably retire but can now. Network marketing changes lives.
I’m not saying it will be easy. I am saying it can be worth it. We work hard to change lives, beyond their own. Your pour your time and talent into those you mentor, to help them find their purpose. This is no hobby. It’s an honorable profession and it takes education, time, commitment, and a passion to help others succeed. By doing so, we succeed too.
I loved this touching video. I hope you do too!
If you know you were meant for something better and want to change your life and those of others around you, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up time to talk. There is no reason you too can’t be a success.
Be well and dream great!
Every day I meet women who are fed up with one or more aspects of their lives. They feel they are just going through the motions and have lost the dreams and passion they had when they were younger. It’s no wonder. We frequently put our well-being at the bottom of the priority list. Women are natural nurturers. We take care of our families, friends, co-workers, animals, and even strangers. Unfortunately we frequently forget to take care of ourselves. We owe it to ourselves and others to take care of our physical, emotional and spiritual portions of our lives. One cannot get refreshing, clear water from a dry well.
Who am I? I am a change agent. My mission statement is simple – to be healthy, happy, and help others. I consider myself an Entrepreneurial Expert. I work with members of my team gain optimal health, accept and embrace their destiny and create financial freedom. I intentionally chose a company that offered people various divisions so that regardless of a person’s passion, we probably have something they would be interested in. Every day I help women transform their lives.
The wondrous thing about humans is our resilience and ability to alter our lives. My winding path to discovery and change has happened throughout my 62 years. At times it seemed like my very existence was a snow globe that was shaken. Large pieces of my life were free floating only to land in a very different spot with the snow settled. Sometimes fate (divorce, job layoff, major health issue) shook that snow globe and other times I did so myself. Whatever the cause I’ve always done more than survived, I’ve thrived. Approximately a year ago I was the instigator.
From an outsider’s perspective I had it made. I was a hospital administrator with a six figure income, a long term and loving marriage, three amazing sons, lived in a home that was way too big for a couple of empty nesters, took exotic vacations, and was blessed with amazing friends. The only signs that perhaps not all was well was that I was taking a handful of prescriptions each day, didn’t sleep well, and had deep stress lines. Sure I still had a sense of humor and I think most people would have been surprised to know how miserable I truly was. I knew I was just marking time. I was grateful for what I had but wondered if there wasn’t more to life. I felt trapped. I had physical and mental pain.
I was very grateful for my blessings but it was time to modify two major areas needing modification – my physical state and my work life. I started a new business. I started taking supplements. I exercised more. I ate better. Six months after starting my new business I resigned from my position, sold my house and built a smaller one in a more affordable area. I am a work in progress but today I am able to live a life almost prescription free. My body no longer feels like a traitor. I have energy, enthusiasm and I rise each morning refreshed and ready to face the day with passion and excitement. I no longer have the prestigious and high paying job but I have created a business with partners in several states and in another country. I teach almost every week. I meet new people and am constantly amazed at the courage, commitment and exuberance inherent in entrepreneurs. I love what I do so much that I dream about it. Furthermore while I haven’t yet replaced my salary, I’m certainly on my way to do so. By all accounts I have made amazing progress during my first year in business.
But this isn’t about me. If I can transform my life at an age when many are considering retirement, so can you! It doesn’t matter your age, your past, your educational level, or whatever impediment you believe you have to achieving a successful life. You don’t have to settle for mediocracy. You were meant for better. So are you ready to demand an excellent life? Are you ready to alter your path? At the end of the day financial freedom, good physical, emotional and spiritual health are ideal and should be available to everyone.
I think most of us agree that we are here to fulfill a basic purpose – to make the world better for having been here. We all had dreams of making an impact with our lives. But somewhere along the line many of us got derailed and 95% of us end up working in dead end jobs for someone else’s success, not taking care of our bodies, and feeling frustration with our existence. Does this resonate with you? Ready for a change? Let’s do it!
Let’s start with the physical. Who doesn’t want a vibrant, healthy, strong body? Who wouldn’t like to feel younger and ward off illness? There are a number of contributing factors that lead us to not having optimal health. I am sure you already are aware that we are surrounded by far more pollutants and toxins than previous generations. At the same time our fruits and vegetables contain 50% less vitamins and nutrients that they did even a mere 20 years ago. This is creating a perfect storm as this generation is facing the largest amount of oxidative stress this planet has ever known and we have less ability to defend ourselves. This gap in our protection is due to a variety of influences including a reduction in exercise, an increase in eating processed foods, not getting enough sleep, and the depletion of antioxidants and supporting nutrients contained in the foods we eat. While we are living longer, we are facing a higher percentage of debilitating chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and stroke. Many face problems associated with inflammation such as arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. Approximately 75% are taking vitamins and supplements but are unaware the minimal daily requirement of vitamins and minerals is only enough to avoid diseases such as scurvy and rickets. Furthermore they are not absorbing the very nutrients they assume these pills are providing. With some minor changes we can turn all this around. Over the past year I’ve learned that wellness is more than the absence of disease. We want to feel our best.
I urge you to have a good strategy to achieve and maintain good health, to understand the impact of lifestyle on wellness, and to consider simple nutrient based solutions. While I advocate more exercise, less stress, and better eating habits, I realize this isn’t enough. In order to obtain optimal health, women need to take a good multivitamin as the foundation for health, as well as Omega 3’s, a B complex, a calcium complex and a strong antioxidant. I consider these to be the daily essentials. You would be surprised how much more energy you have, how great you look (beauty starts from within), how much stronger your immune system is, and how much better you sleep when you take these essentials. Consistency is key. You need to take them every day. One upside is that many women report they have lost weight. Once the body gets the nutrients needed, this signals the brain that the cells have what is needed and they can quit eating. Little steps taken over a period of time can lead to amazing results.
Next in line for transformation are our financial/emotional/spiritual sides. How many times to you find yourself surrounded by negative, unhappy people at work? Most people go to their job and do as little as possible for a boss who pays them as little as they can get away with. What kind of life is that? We spend more time at work than we do with our loved ones. Now I’m not advocating that everyone fire their boss tomorrow. What I am suggesting is that you might consider a plan B. We need options in case we get laid off, a relationship ends, or something else happens. Other women feel trapped in a relationship that may even be abusive as they fear the “feminization of poverty”. They are sacrificing their joy for security. Others tell me they just feel tired of everything. They have given up on the quest to fulfill their dreams and are just going through the motions of life. The good and bad news is this: You are going to have to be the alchemist creating a golden life. Only you can achieve this. You can’t depend on or blame others. But that gives you the power! One of the quickest ways to tell who your real friends are is to decide to make a change. True friends will cheer you on.
There is a great quote by Napoleon Hill, “Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” You need to spend some time soul searching. What has your mind conceived? What do you believe? Do you really want to achieve it? First you must take responsibility for your own life. Move beyond fear. Move beyond guilt. Move beyond the little voice that tells you that you aren’t good enough, smart enough, pretty enough. You are enough! . No one else is responsible for your happiness. We all live the lives we choose. The moment you realize this, you have the ability to recreate your life. You are no longer the victim – you become the victor.
I work with women who know they are not living up to their full potential and something must change. If they have the motivation, it can be done. I firmly believe in the power of positive attraction and that “like attracts like”. Together we work to concentrate on and enhance the unique qualities inherent in that individual and to focus on being upbeat and positive. Perhaps you have heard that every moment we dwell on the past is a second in the present you are missing. We can’t change what happened. We can only realize that the future awaits. By focusing on incremental changes we can make every day, we can make strides to a beautiful future that awaits. This helps the woman to gradually take charge of her own life and to evolve into a self-confident and fulfilled person. I am not saying it is easy. It takes a spark of self-love to initiate change. But suddenly the woman becomes the heroine in her life. Suddenly people are looking up to her and she becomes a leader. Sometimes the only way we can do it is to use someone else as the focus. Recently a woman told me she realized she had to change so that her daughter would not accept less than she deserved in her own future. Whatever the impetus, I think there are some basic elements of transformation.
It all starts with an honest assessment of who you are. What is your passion? What do you feel are your attributes? What are you drawn to? What excites you? Start there. Learn from the leaders in that area. Commit to your education and motivation. It is also important for a woman to have a network to support her efforts and to applaud her successes. However as important as a network is, it is crucial for the individual to realize others can’t want it for her more than she wants it for herself. Women who are serious about transformation must be willing to challenge themselves, and to not accept less than a rewarding and meaningful life. No one can live your life for you. This is your spiritual quest.
Most importantly we have to have fun. Work doesn’t have to be drudgery. Life is meant to be enjoyed. We need to be able to laugh and take risks. We need to be able to delight in life’s absurdity and in our own mistakes. No regrets. We learn by doing. Dynamic change happens when we accept joy. The best times are when we are able to step outside of the “should be’s” and recapture that childlike exuberance and creativity that is a birthright.
An individual’s progress from being in a rut to feeling meaningful varies. Some make rapid changes and others take a more methodical approach. Not everyone is willing to shake their snow globe vigorously. What is predictable is that at some point the magic happens. As a woman builds upon her successes, challenges herself to fulfill her destiny, becomes financially independent, and is happier with her life she then draws people and situations that are life-affirming. There is nothing more attractive than someone who has a passion for something, is positive, and seeks to better themselves. While misery loves company from other miserable people, joyful people are beacons to others who love life.
I urge you to take this new year, this time of beginning afresh to transform your life into the one you choose. Take some time as the days grow shorter and the darkness returns to go within and discover what inspires you, what you want to transform. As I recently remarked to a 40 year old woman, there is no reason for the past 40 years to determine what the next 40 years will be like. You have the power to create the life you choose. Your dream life is just beyond your fear.
I close by sharing one of my favorite quotes:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson
Are you looking for a change? Do you have dreams that haven’t been fulfilled? Would you like to learn more about my opportunity? Do you want to have some fun and work toward financial freedom? Drop me a note at email@example.com and we will schedule some time to talk!
As we prepare for the holidays, it might be wise to be moderate in our eating. Less to worry about after the feasting.
Check out this useful list of fat-burning foods!
Don’t want to wait until after the holidays? Ready to lose? Try the 21 day challenge!
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If you are interested in hearing more about this program or would like to hear about how you too can help others get healthy, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time to discuss your interests.
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In order to be a successful network marketer you have to believe – in yourself, in your products, and in your company. My passion is to help people feel better, look better, and make more money. This is why I chose Market America as opposed to any other direct sales/network marketing company. I am sure there are other reasons, but these are mine:
These are my reasons from joining Market America. Does any of this resonate with you? Want to join the fun? Let’s jump on a call and see how I can help you put more money in your pocket and improve your family’s health at the same time. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time
It has been just over a year since I discovered a business that has made a powerful change in my life – becoming a network marketer. The amazing thing about this business is the roller coaster ride of the emotions and success during this initial year. First it sounds challenging and then it sounds so easy. I was advised that there were only a few steps. “Long term success consists of building a team and instilling vision.”
However like most things in life, I found it a bit more challenging than first anticipated and I learned by doing. Yes, I made plenty of mistakes and watched others make even more. I found they could be categorized as following and these will be addressed in this post.
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
It’s important for you to realize that this business can give you and your family a wonderful lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you have a great education, what sex you are, what race, or any other reason you might not have been promoted and successful in the past. You don’t have to just view the top earners through a glass ceiling. You can dream and achieve BUT you have to be willing to invest in yourself.
One of the themes you will hear over and over is that every leader in this business makes it a practice to read. The more you know, the more successful you’ll be. Everyone has favorite books. Start with Mark and Rene Yarnell’s book, “Your First Year in Network Marketing”. It is an excellent foundation and provides you with insight into the basics of the business. In fact for the first Christmas in the business I purchased this book for all of our sons (who are business partners).
Another fabulous trainer is Eric Worre. This book is chock filled with ideas and skills you need to acquire:
Audio Files and Videos
There are loads of audio files and videos on line too. I don’t believe this or that is the best way. Read books, listen to audios while you exercise. Watch a video while you cook dinner. I like to switch it up between the leaders in my company as well as others in the field.
Success Leaves Clues
You don’t have to go this alone and shouldn’t! I was extremely fortunate to have a very supportive, encouraging upline. I realize this isn’t true of everyone but if you don’t have a strong leader, find one in your business. Mentors will shorten your learning curve and help you avoid errors.
Yes You Do Need to Attend Events
As important as books, audio files, videos and mentors are, there is no substitute for attending the events. This build belief, confidence and skills. You are able to support your team, learn by seeing things first hand and eventually you will duplicate this. Keep in mind that you will be successful by creating leaders so you have to lead by doing.
The Devil’s in the Details
Every company has its rules, policies, etc. Learn them! If you have a monthly or quarterly requirement, learn how to do them and keep track. I’m not a detail oriented person and this bogged me down on more than one occasion. Put the dates in your calendar. Don’t procrastinate on doing them. Trust me if you wait last minute to submit your online form, that will be the time when all the power goes out and you have no internet connection! Save yourself some stress and don’t lose money for stupid reasons.
The Law of Attraction
Develop Rhino Skin
It’s a Numbers Game
Quitting is NOT an Option
I don’t understand why people are upset that it will take them a few years working part time to make a six figure residual income but will work long hours forever at a low paying job.
For the most part this is not immediate success but realize that you are under compensated in the beginning to be overcompensated for your time later.
The first year in network marketing can be a wild roller coaster ride of elation and disappointment. It takes far more self-discipline than I imagined. I found that my previous successful career did not adequately prepare me for this one and that I needed a fair amount of education. However I am absolutely passionate about this business and I love it. I can’t wait to see what next year brings!
I’ve done well this year and am taking this to a whole new level during my second year. Are you looking for a vibrant, successful team to join? Are you looking for a leader who will not disappear right after you join the business? I’m looking for motivated, coachable people who want to be professionals. If you are that person, email me at email@example.com to see if this is a good fit.
I have just completed my first year in network marketing and we are building strong and well. Recently I’ve been honored by two requests – to be included in a book for women interested in a home business and to write a series of articles for a new women’s empowerment magazine. Here are the interview questions for the book and my responses. Feel free to reach out to me if you would like to learn more. While these both are aimed toward women, I love working with everyone!
What is your name? What is your background? Tell a little about your family.
My name is Shawn Phillips. I was born in Missouri, grew up in California, lived in New Jersey for over 25 years, lived briefly on an island in Maine and in then in Florida and finally moved to the Charleston area 4 years ago. I think I’ve finally found my forever home but wouldn’t mind having another in Europe. . No matter where we have lived we have delighted in what that community had to offer and made excellent friends.
I’ve worked in healthcare for over almost 45 years, starting as a medical office assistant and working my way up the hospital administration ladder to the point that I was the administrator of two nationally renowned eye institutes in New York City and Charleston, an associate vice president of a hospital network, and a regional vice president of a fertility company for the east coast. I have been in charge of teaching, research and clinical missions with budgets of millions of dollars and with hundreds of people reporting to me. In March 2015 I resigned from my job to follow my passion – running my business. I figured it was time to bet on me. I had been very successful making money for health care practitioners and clinical departments and believed I could do so for myself and teach others the same skill sets.
I did not come from a wealthy family and had to work to put myself through school, achieving a Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of California in Santa Cruz and a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis on health care finances, planning and policy from the Wagner Institute of New York University. This taught me to be resilient, resourceful, and the value of education.
I have been married to the love of my life and my best friend for over 30 years and we are going strong. I am the proud mother of three amazing adult sons and of two delightful young grandsons. I taught religious education at my church for almost 10 years. I used to say that I wanted it all, I had it all, and now how was I going to do it all? But you know, it is possible to have the life you imagine. It just takes motivation and action.
What is the name of your business? Business contact info? Describe your business. (If you are a rep for a company, use the type of business but not the name.)
I am an independent unfranchise business owner. As part of this business I have several websites – two are www.shop.com/dreamgreat and www.marketamerica.com/dreamgreat. You can always contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org and 843-471-7315.
We are a product brokerage and internet marketing business specializing in one to one marketing. We aren’t a “one trick pony” company. There are so many ways to make money and to attract people with different passions.
My mission in life is to be happy, healthy, and to help others achieve their dreams. I listen to people’s problems and offer solutions by utilizing my leadership, marketing and business building skills to help others look better, feel better, and gain financial freedom.
While it is not necessary to specialize in any particular division in Market America, I found my niche is in health and wellness, weight loss and anti-aging. As part of this I am a nutraMetrix consultant and work with health practitioners to implement programs that are good for patients, good for the practitioner, and are revenue enhancing for the practice. This way I can help thousands rather than hundreds of people achieve optimal health.
How did you get the idea to start your business?
I was what is referred to as a “product of the product”. Approximately a year ago I taking a super antioxidant, OPC-3 for long-standing pain. I did not want to be dependent on steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. It not only cured me of the pain within a couple of weeks but I found that my blood pressure and cholesterol were lowered and I no longer needed to take medication for type II diabetes. I was amazed.
I have long know we have a sick care rather than a health care system. I was excited about the ability to transform people’s health. This led me to further investigate the line of nutraceuticals and then later the business model.
I had always dreamt of being an entrepreneur. I had looked at other home business opportunities in the past and none of them appealed to me for one reason or another. This business was different. It offered a huge variety of excellent products, an internet business, and a promising compensation plan with multiple revenue streams. My husband and I were totally convinced. Our eldest son was already an unfranchise business owner and within a short time the entire family became business owners.
How long did it take from “I have a great idea!” to making your first sale?
I actually sold the product before even joining the business. I could not wait to tell people about something that could help them. One of the great things about this business is that you can make money through retail while building a business that can give you a residual income.
What were your challenges?
I took a few months to get started after I opened up my business. As a healthcare administrator I had long and stressful hours. I didn’t have much time and since I wanted fully understand not only all the products but also this new business paradigm prior to building my business, I probably spent more time than necessary devouring literature, listening to audio files and watching YouTube videos prior to actually embarking on making this a business and not a hobby. What I discovered is that this, like much in life is learned by doing. I needed to get out of my head and take action.
What are some things you are glad you did?
I invested in my training. When people saw me investing in being a leader in the industry, they were more interested in joining me. Not to mention I grew and acquired new skill sets and became more valuable to my team. I invest in myself constantly .I have attended every large conference from the beginning and several small ones. During the past year I invested time and money in being a leader in this business. I have travelled to Greensboro, Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Manhattan and Miami. I not only gained invaluable knowledge but I met people who have become successful with this company and I learned their secrets. Conferences also build a sense of team comradery and belief in oneself and the company. Training, coaching, and team orientation are integrated in this company and I am always aware that I am in a business for myself but not by myself. TEAM stands for together everyone achieves more.
What would you do differently?
I would not have hesitated to reach out to my peers. I was concerned at first about people’s perceptions of me. This was selfish. I learned that everyone should seriously consider an alternate stream of income regardless of how high up the corporate ladder they have climbed. You need a plan B to fall back on if you or your spouse no longer has a job. I saw many people work hard for years only to become “disposable” and laid off. I realized most of us work 45 years for someone else’s success and not our own. I quit being worried about what others thought because I have a vehicle to help others achieve their hopes and dreams – from helping to pay bills to providing a financial safety net to “firing their boss” to being able to retire earlier.
Do you have the opportunity for women to work with your company? Describe what opportunity you have and how they go about becoming part of your team.
The number one top earner in our company is a woman who came from the projects and yet was able to generate a million dollar ongoing income stream by working hard as an unfranchise owner for five years. She told me she is nothing special and she meant it. She just worked hard to meet her dream of being a millionaire.
Another top earner is a single mother, an immigrant who didn’t even speak English. There is no glass ceiling in my company
With the internet, social media, mobile technology and social shopping, our company is perfect for women. It allows us to have fun, get paid to shop and share, and build a profitable business while simultaneously spending time with our loved ones. There is truly something for every woman regardless of interest or education. The business owner can focus on one or more of the following:
– Health and Wellness (including anti-aging and weight management)
– Motives Cosmetics and Personal Care
– Websites and Internet Marketing
– Financial Services – Entertainment
– Online Shopping/ Shop Consultant – shop.com
It is easy to become a member of my team in that you don’t have to have a formal education or prior success. It takes a small financial commitment and contains little risk. However, I want people who are serious about changing their lives for the better and are willing to put in the effort to do so. I am a success coach and an entrepreneurial expert. I know how to build business and how to become a leader and I will teach you how!
What kind of marketing do you do?
I use free social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn. I am able to capitalize on the marketing resources provided through my mother country and the name recognition. For instance our Motives Cosmetics line has almost 2 million followers on Instagram. I also attend networking meetings in the Charleston area. Mainly I find that one to one contact is my best marketing. We have a saying that if your mouth isn’t open, your business is closed. Luckily I’m a friendly person and I’m always interested in meeting new people and learning more about them. People lead to people. There are many who need and want my products and an opportunity to better their lives.
What advice would you give to someone who is seeking a way to work from home or start a home business?
Start with your “why”. What is your burning desire? Mine was to make a positive difference in people’s health and finances, to be able to retire early, to travel the world, and leave a legacy for my children. Your why may include a college fund for your children, the tax benefits of owning your own business, a new car or home, or no longer living hand to mouth. If you have decided that a way to make this “why” is to create residual income for the rest of your life that can be willed to your loved ones, then seriously consider network marketing. But do keep in mind a few things:
Anything else you’d like to add?
You have the tools to take control of your life. The income potential in my company is truly amazing. So if your goal is to make an extra $300 per month, per week, per day then we can work together to get it. It takes effort but it is very possible to create a permanent six figure income while working part-time from home. I am looking for ambitious people who have vision and are willing to roll up their sleeves and work 8-15 hours/week to create their dream life. If not now, when? If not this, what?
Let’s work together to help people and ourselves! Email me at email@example.com to set up an appointment to discuss your qualifications.
Did you know April is Stress Awareness Month? Though we’re only a few days away from May, it’s not too late to learn how to mitigate your frustrations and alleviate the burden of stress. Read on to learn more about how three Market America products work together to promote relaxation, while giving you the energy you need to make it through each day.
Market America created the Anti-Stress Kit to help individuals like you who experience day-to-day stress associated with a busy life, like balancing work, vacation-planning, raising a family and building a business– all at the same time. That’s why we combined Isotonix® Activated B Complex with Bliss™ Anti-Stress Formula in this kit to promote relaxation while supporting your immune system. To complete the kit, we added our most popular Market America product Isotonix® OPC-3, which has been shown to be beneficial for individuals experiencing seasonal-related stress.
Each of these products complement each other, equipping you with energy and helping you cope with the stress of daily life. These supplements, in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, are the perfect choice for someone who wants to feel their very best – inside and out!
STAY FOCUSED, CLEAR AND CALM!
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If you would like to discuss this or other ways supplements can support your body and help you achieve optimal wellness, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Be well and dream great!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Creative visualization is a powerful tool in a life reimagined. A few people contacted me privately after the last post for more specifics on what I suggest and actually do. I promised that I would point them in the right direct so here goes!
The first thing I encourage everyone to do is to realize they create their own reality. This is YOUR special gift – make your life something that is special. You do not have to settle for being a victim of whatever circumstances happened in your past. Rewrite your story with you as the hero! Don’t let fear stop you from creating the life you deserve. Don’t be afraid of what others will think. You were designed for greatness and it can be an immensely spiritual practice to understand and create this. You are here on this planet to make a difference. You don’t have to be stuck, wallowing in self-pity and self-medicating yourself with destructive behaviors such as overeating, drinking, taking drugs (prescribed or otherwise) and generally in misery. You can turn this all around starting now. Furthermore you will be surprised how your positive energy will draw like-minded people into your life.
There are plenty of inspirational stories out there of people who overcame tremendous odds to achieve their dreams. Be that hero. Be bold, be courageous, and be genuine. I implore you to be THAT person. Be the person who others aspire to be, who inspires others to go for the in life!
So now let’s talk about specific techniques. You may need to modify yours a bit to fit your individual personality and that’s fine. I’ll share what works for me and then you color in yours as you see fit.
Daily affirmation/Mission Statement – I’ve mentioned in previous posts that my goals for this year are to become healthier by losing 50 pounds (I’ve lost three just since I posted that), wealthier by creating a part-time business with my family, and helping people look and feel better. I can’t do the latter two things alone and thus am actively recruiting people who share my vision. I read my daily affirmation each morning and night and take a few minutes to meditate on it.
Sometimes I create sacred space, placing a candle before my dream board and saying the daily affirmation after centering myself. This can help me overcome the “monkey chatter” in my mind with all the daily small issues that seem to sometimes distract me from the destination. This daily affirmation has to be something you are aching for. Dream Board – Many of us have problems visualizing outcomes and need a tool to help us do so. I’ve found that a dream board is a potent way to help people stay focused on and work hard to
accomplish their goals. In fact we have dream board workshops with our team members. They are encouraged to bring pictures and words of what their goal completion would look like. We then paste these on a poster board and speak to other members of the team about our dreams. Having those pictures and speaking our new reality into existence is such a fun and significant way of team building toward common goals while supporting each other in our individual paths. They are not the same for everyone. For instance a younger member of the team may want a fancy sports car and a Rolex watch while I am more interested in anti-aging (I don’t have to be infirm in my golden years), world travel and having residual income so that I have freedom and stability in retirement. Yet another team member wants to purchase a house in a nice area for her young family and creating college funds for them. Once the board is created, it should be put in a prominent place in your house so that you see it several times a day and will reflect on it. One couple created their dream board together and placed it where they would see it at the foot of their bed. Another put it in his home office. Still another in the kitchen. Just don’t put it in a closet and forget about it!
Positive Thinking/Visualization – Create a visual in your mind that helps you focus on your life’s desire. If it is a loving, supportive mate then you might visualize dancing, laughing, walking hand in hand, etc. with Mr. or Ms. Spectacular. Want to create wealth? It might be seeing hundred dollar bills raining down from the heavens around you. Want to create a leaner, fitter body? See yourself trimmer, wearing clothes you love, doing something physical. Since a major goal of mine is to help others become healthier, I have incorporated a vision that a friend had for me – that I and others have those old fashioned baskets filled with goodies to help people who are ill. Of course my goodies are vitamins and supplements rather than containers of chicken soup and homemade herbal remedies but I visualize myself and members of my team travelling up and down the east coast and beyond with our baskets of things that make people healthier. We are fit physically, spiritually and financially and we are sharing our secrets with others. Sometimes when I’m disheartened, I intentionally call upon this visualization and it emboldens me to be positive.
A plan – All the affirmations, dream boards and visualizations in the world aren’t going to mean much if you don’t actually do anything! Develop a strategy for getting from A – Z. It can be multi-pronged and realistic. It should be achievable but you should actually write the steps down on a calendar and hold yourself accountable for these steps. For instance if you want to lose weight and part of your plan is to eat better and less and exercise more then you should monitor your progress! I created a spreadsheet that I fill in daily with my weight, the amount of water I drank that day, and the number of steps I took (I used a pedometer but others use a FitBit or something of that nature). I also write down what I ate and when. It’s important for me not to skip meals as I know that when I do, I tend to reach for unhealthy food. Believe me, if I have to write it down I think twice about consuming that donut! If I slip up one day, I forgive myself and resolve not to do so the next day. I won’t lose 50 pounds in one day and it isn’t the end of the world if I blow it but I need to get back on track and stick with the plan.
Accountability – After you have created your plan, you need to hold yourself accountable. Let’s say my plan is to reach out to at least 5 people each day/5 days a week to tell them about the benefits of OPC-3 and our other supplements. I’ve decided I can accomplish this in person, through Facebook, through email or over the phone. If for some reason I haven’t been able to talk to 25 people during the week about how Market America products can help them achieve their wellness goals, then I know that I will need to spend some time on the weekend doing this. Similarly if my goal is to walk 30 minutes at least 3 times per week and I missed a day, I will need to make it up the next.
This is just an overview. If you are interested in learning more about creative visualization and the power of manifesting intentions through these techniques, I urge you to buy the book such as “The Secret” or “Creative Visualization” or go online and watch some of the excellent videos. But whatever you do, get moving on creating your amazing life. You ca live a life filled with purpose, happiness and peace but you must take action.
If you are interested in working with a positive leader and in building your own business, please email me at email@example.com.
Be well and dream big!
Happy New Year!
Are you willing to settle for a mediocre life? I’m not. I urge you to be bold and live your life with purpose. Years ago I read a pivotal book in my journey, “Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain. The essence of this book and later others like “Think and Grow Rich”, “The Secret” and many more is that we all have a tremendous amount of self-doubt, fear, and negativity that stops us from fulfilling our potential to be happy, successful, healthy people. However the great news is that we can reverse these powerful downers by using our imagination to create a vision of the present and future that then manifests into reality.
The law of attraction starts with creative visualization and it is possible to create positive life changes by using this powerful tool. Before your scoff at this as some sort of dippy-hippy mumbo jumbo, keep in mind that this technique has been used to create powerful results in business, sports, health, education and relationships for years.
Business consultants always recommend that a company starts with creating a mission statement followed by a goal statement. The goal statement tends to be shorter in duration while the mission statement is overarching. The successful football player keeps the vision of getting a touchdown and the team winning the Super Bowl. His mission is to be a top player while his goal may be to achieve at least one touchdown each game.
It all starts in the mind. What I’m suggesting is that you do the same. Create a life of purpose and joy by determining what matters to you and then visualizing yourself achieving aspects of this intention. One wouldn’t start a trip without having a destination in mind and then planning the trip accordingly. Why on earth would you want to travel the most important journey – your life – without a wonderful plan? People don’t just happen into an amazing life. If you want to live with passion and purpose, you must have goals to strive toward and then affirm and visualize these goals daily.
So how does one start with creating an intention to manifest changes in one’s life? First one has to start with a vision, a dream. Start with fantasizing the future you want – no holding back. If you can dream it, you can achieve it!
However, I’ve found it best if my reality creation is a stretch but achievable. For instance I can visualize myself thinner, healthier, more fit (and I do!) but there is just no way I’m going to grow from being 4’11” to 5’4”. So make it something believable but do step outside of your comfort zone. Little goals will create small results.
Secondly, you are going to use mental imagery and affirmation to create something powerful so it should engage you and inspire you. What drives you may be a combination of things. Your mission statement has to be something that sustains you and that you feel passionate about. It has to be your why. Why do you want to change? Tired of being unhealthy, lonely, broke? Bored and depressed with where you are? Turn that around and imagine a life filled with endless possibilities. Dream of a life with a supportive family and friends, with the vibrant body that you enjoy, with the material objects you desire, with joyful experiences. You have to see, feel and even taste achievement of this new life.
Of course as the picture below illustrates, we all have different motivators. Figure out what motivates you. For some this is easiest to do by visualizing specific achievements (goals) rather than just a grandiose mission statement. You can break it down to the pieces such as owning your own home,sending your children to college, creating a legacy for your family, getting healthy, purchasing a car, taking dream vacations, etc. Because I’m a big picture person, I find that what works best for me is to create a personal mission statement. l will discuss in a later blog how to hone in and help visualize what your dream life looks like but for now let’s create an overarching life goal statement.
For instance I’ve recently started my own business as an unfranchise owner. I chose my network marketing company based on the quality of their products, and an amazing personal experience which then duplicated when I shared it with others. But just helping others wasn’t the only motivation – I wanted financial freedom and I love leading and teaching. I was really ready to make dramatic changes in my life. When I researched the company I chose, I found that it has a unique compensation plan and the training and support was extraordinary. So I jumped right in and cannot wait to share the products and opportunity with others. My mission statement needed to incorporate my passion and this is my daily affirmation relating to this mission:
I am a physically healthy loving healer bringing wellness and anti-aging to thousands through supplements and weight loss products. I am building my own financial empire using the only vehicle that enables me to do so – Market America. I am a leader of people. My work is my ministry, and I am changing thousands of lives. I can have fun, help people, and get rich while doing so. People are enthusiastically joining my team and they want me to show them how to succeed. I am a wellness champion, a warrior for freedom, an expert recruiter, a winning coach, a caring teammate, and a fearless leader.
So as we begin the first day of 2015 and the rest of our lives, what do you want to create next year? Start dreaming it, create your affirmation to create the life you deserve, and then read it aloud at least twice a day. I do so every morning and just before sleeping at night.
I strongly encourage you to start dreaming the life you want to live and begin manifesting it today! Let’s make 2015 a year of positive transformation and make the world a better place for our being in it. If you are interested in working with me to create your new life, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be well, dream big!
I awakened this morning with a call from one of my friends, “I need OPC-3 quickly! Can you ship it to me immediately?” I had recommended OPC-3 to her to help with her arthritis and although she was skeptical, she hated taking the prescription and over the counter medications she had relied on for several years. She trusted me and figured she didn’t have much to lose. After two weeks of taking OPC-3 at the dose I recommended (one small capful in water for every 75 pounds of body weight plus an extra capful for the two weeks), she not only had no pain but furthermore had noted that the spider veins that were ruining her once beautiful legs had disappeared. She was a believer! However in the busy-ness of the holidays she had allowed her supply to run out and within three days her pain had come back. Of course I promised to get a couple of bottles shipped out to her immediately and reminded her that while I loved hearing from her, she could always just go online and order it directly.
Sometimes the first step in becoming healthier is to get well. My son Eric had recommended OPC-3 to help with chronic pain in my hip that was keeping me up at night and keeping me from taking the stairs, riding my bike, and other daily activities. I hated taking anti-inflammatories as they tore up my stomach so would balance hip pain against the stomach issues. Like my friend I found that within two weeks I was much better and by the third week I didn’t have the pain that had plagued me for years following a car accident. I also noted that my allergies and asthma were much better but since these can be seasonal and stress related, I did not immediately connect my improvement to OPC-3. Better yet, when I visited my physician a couple of months later I found my blood pressure had dropped, my cholesterol was normal and my A1c (a measure of the type 2 diabetes I had acquired with age) was also normal. I was sold on this miracle supplement and immediately determined I wanted to help others by becoming a distributor.
So what is OPC-3? Isotonix OPC-3 is a powerful and renowned dietary supplement. It is made from bilberry (similar to blueberry), grape seed, pine bark and red wine extracts as well as citrus extract flavonoids. These extracts contain the antioxidant compounds, delivered in an isotonic solution to improve absorption. Studies have shown that OPC-3 significant decreases oxidative stress which occurs when the body has trouble keeping up with the demand to neutralize free radicals. OPC-3 also has scientifically proven to be antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and cancer-fighting. It helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, healthy circulation, maintain joint flexibility, promote cardiovascular health and support healthy blood glucose levels and immune health. People ask me what is it good for and I reply “everything”. If you are interested in reading more about it, you can find the scientific studies and such on my website www.isotonix.com/dreamgreat .
Over the next few months and into the winter I noted that OPC-3 users seemed to resist colds and the flu and when someone did get sick, they got over it quicker. My success with the supplement was duplicated. Calls started coming in from friends and friends of friends with stories of being pain free, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels and generally feeling and looking better. People remarked all the time on how lovely my skin looked, how much younger I looked and an absolute stranger was surprised when I told them my age and asked if I had anything “done”. I had found my own little fountain of youth in an isotonic form!
“Beauty starts from the inside. If you are not healthy, all the makeup in the world isn’t going to make you look beautiful.” – Sonia
During the new few months I told my story to others. They too tried it and have had amazing results. One woman started taking what she called her OPC-3 morning cocktail for her allergies and at the same time gave it to her son who was having trouble in school due to being ADHD. She had tried Adderall but found that her son’s behavior worsened and the psychiatrist now thought he acted bipolar. Rather than add more medications, she weaned him off this stimulant and tried OPC-3 along with the Isotonix B-complex, as well as the Isotonix calcium and Isotonix vitamin C. A Harry Potter fan, he calls it his magical “potion”.
Teachers remarked that he was attentive and not disturbing the class. His grades shot up and he was a pleasure to be around. Needless to say, this was a win-win! Mom got through the season without suffering from allergies and her son was doing excellently in school and in life.
Friends are continuing to tell friends. One friend told another about OPC-3 as he had out of control type 1 diabetes and a non-healing sore on his foot. He feared amputation. Now his foot is finally healing and his diabetes is being controlled with insulin and OPC-3. He told a friend who is suffering from the effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy for cancer and he is feeling better, stronger. Another woman has started to take it for her Parkinson ’s disease and has noted an improvement. Another is seeing positive results lupus. And so it has gone with the word of mouth reaching across the country and even into other countries.
I now make sure I always have OPC-3 on hand – the isotonic powder form for adults and the chews for children. My grandsons love the chews and we have to put them up high or they would gobble the package in one sitting!
Healthy living is a package. I make sure my package includes OPC-3!
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