Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Kind of Woman I Wanted To Be

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The Kind of Woman I Wanted To Be

Looking back on my 10 declared majors, countless seminars, job hopping, network marketing experiences, many ideas, and partnerships; I knew I wanted to change the world. This is an ambitious and idealistic thought, but a Good One. Now I’m starting to make a difference in my community while helping others.

Back then I didn’t know what I had to do. I was open to everything. I rarely took jobs that weren’t service oriented (whether public-facing or in-company) and in those instances either quickly worked myself out of a job (in far less time that the company thought it would take), threatened a higher up with the thought that I was trying to steal their position, or circumstances forced me out (the company going out of business, employees stealing my sales, or was laid off due to the industry tanking).

The positions, I was let go from, were small to medium fast growing companies where I got to make outdated systems scalable, had to work with hundreds of people daily to solve problems, AND had the independence to do what I thought would work. I preferred positions that didn’t have fixed duties, and I had free reign to get projects done. These positions made me think for myself, let me be creative, and later recognized me for my accomplishments. Some didn’t pay all that well in the beginning. However, as I showed my capabilities I started receiving more and I could afford to live in a 2 bedroom rental apartment in Santa Monica, had enough to pay for day care and basic needs, AND had some extra to save!

What most people don’t understand is that I LOVE working, I LOVE challenges, and I LOVE helping others! I don’t care about my title (although I have had a few amazing ones). Money is not my motivator. (It’s good to get but it doesn’t wake me in the middle of the night to solve a problem I was pouring over at work.) I don’t want the beautiful corner office. (One of my favorite jobs was a door to door sales person) I LOVE looking back and taking stock of what I have accomplished. (Training sales people was fun! Revamping the whole registration system to accommodate more than 250 attendees was challenging! Designing an automated system to underwrite applicants was entertaining!) I LOVE knowing I made a difference!

Entrepreneurs are the unemployable.

Real estate Bestselling Author Robert Allen also said that the average person simply doesn’t understand” and that is ok. My job as an entrepreneur is to solve problems while showing others it can be done. The problem that I’m busy solving right now is building up and enriching my community.

I was reading a “comic” strip that someone had posted that really irked me. The basic idea was I’m helpless pity me! I had to comment and in the end stated that I don’t find it funny or that people (especially Americans – sorry I’ve lived here most of my life and this is what I see) feel entitled and just want to wallow in their self pity. It bothered me that someone before me said that it was funny then went on a rant about how people need to trust in god to bring what we need. I’m not putting down any religion; however, I think many people need to get off their behinds and do something. We are taught by the school system, government, and media that we are helpless to make a difference. Choose strength and empowerment!

If we are just to go along for the ride the future looks VERY BLEAK! President Obama, our first black president, has shown people that regardless of skin color anyone can make it into office! I think he has done much in the way of helping this country and our misperceived limitations; but there is still much more that we the people need to decide for ourselves AND have the courage to do something that can make a difference.

Did you (Americans) notice that when the media was going on and on about how our economy was as bad as The Great Depression, people were still driving luxury cars, taking nice vacations and sending their kids to participate in extracurricular activities? I know millions lost their homes and jobs. Sadly a large chunk of those couldn’t find another job or if they did they were underemployed as it couldn’t support their lifestyles. Think of the new college grads competing with seasoned employees for entry level positions. I think one of the first things we as a community need to do is figure out what is truly important and decide to move towards it.

 I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.

Today I work as a Professional Network Marketer who’s main focus is to work with non-profit organizations by implement fundraising initiatives that financially benefit supporters. These initiatives bring added income to local business owners, health professionals, and entrepreneurs. The company brings better products which are cost effective to consumers. Most importantly it leverages the community’s population to build something much bigger! All the while NOT ASKING SUPPORTERS TO REACH INTO THEIR POCKETS TO GIVE MONEY! Can you imagine helping a non-profit by earning money AND saving money while teaching others to do the same?

There are quite a few legitimate network marketing companies that are making a true difference in people’s lives. Are you going to follow the ignorant masses who really have no idea of what network marketing is or are you ready to educate and empower yourself? 

This week I’m speaking with a very influential man. He has the power to decide if a couple hundred non-profits in South Florida can utilize this program. Recently I put my WHY into words. I love the fact that as I’m saying my WHY I feel my heart sings! I feel exhilarated and have purpose!

My WHY? Be a Leader in Building Thriving Communities and empowering others to do the same in their area

Care to join me?

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Your Health, Their Profit

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Priceless Possession

You ever notice that we get bombarded about drugs promising to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, or temporarily overcome erectile dysfunction.

We are taught that drugs are the way to make things better when in fact many times they harm our bodies to “fix” symptoms. Take a moment one day to just sit down and watch commercials. When you see any on drugs turn up the volume and listen to the list of side effects – sometimes as severe as damage to heart, liver, or kidneys.

I was put on a drug to help my asthma. Thankfully I stopped using it after my wheezing cleared. Recently I saw a commercial about that same drug and the quiet talk stated that it “increases asthma related death” WHY WAS I PRESCRIBED A DRUG THAT WOULD INCREASE MY CHANCES OF DYING FROM WHAT IT WAS TRYING TO FIX?

I had another incident of having severe bronchitis. I went to my pulmonologist who gave me 3 prescriptions. At the time I also just started with Isotonix OPC-3. Within 2 weeks I could stop all my meds as my chest cleared completely. At my follow up my doctor was most impressed with how well I improved. I use OPC-3 every morning on an empty stomach and now don’t have any allergy or asthma issues! My mom’s arthritic swelling has gone down!

The other commercials that bother me are for liquid meals. Instead of promoting nutrient filled meals, companies would prefer that we, the consumers, drink a highly processed meal as opposed to an actual meal. Why do we let these companies program us?

The most ironic part is that organic nutrient rich pet food is a growing trend. One commercial even stated that the pet is “one of the family”… so why do many parents feel it is ok to regularly feed children low nutrient fast food and sugar rich foods. Basically then with this line of thinking, a pet is more important than a child?

Considering these facts

  • “64-69% of the Americans take supplements”
  • “nearly half the world’s population suffers from Vitamin D deficiency”
  • “liposuction is now the leading form of plastic surgery in the United States”
  • “35.3% of Americans are overweight” (I’m tired of hearing about diabetes and obesity)

Why don’t we as a people insist on change?

As a nutraMetrix Consultant I talk with health professionals about implementing customized wellness programs. A few I have spoken to have told me that they “don’t believe in supplements” or “there is no proof that these work”.

Isotonix supplements are the same pressure as your bodily fluids. These absorb into your body within 5 minutes of ingestion. NutraMetrix has DNA analysis which can pin point exactly what you as a patient gets a wellness regimen specific for you. We have lifestyle weight loss programs with TLS consultants who work within the practice so that the progression is overseen by a doctor.

Contact your your doctor and those of your loved ones and connect them with NutraMetrix Consultants in your area. If you don’t know any NutraMetrix Consultants contact me, I’ll get one to contact you. Or if you are interested in learning more about NutraMetrix or TLS (Transition Lifestyles) contact me.

Wouldn’t you prefer that your neighborhood health professional bring health and wellness to the community? Or would you rather drug companies gain from your dis-ease?

Let’s Build Thriving Communities!

Social Media

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Go together Make a Difference

Go together Make a Difference

A friend of mine says she needs to unplug because “social media is a machine” and. On “YouTube to Twitter… to my blogs and vlogs… rotation fb and discussion” she started receiving death threats and angry comments after which she blocked comments. She said all posts were beneficial and that she had “many followers”. I know that her posts (those that I saw/read) were interesting, but it was just about her.

What I want to know is what is the purpose of social media if not to engage? How does one effectively use Social Media to engage people? How does one find the people of their tribe? In my case the passionate people who want to make a difference in their community.

I’m tired of reading articles and being marketed on how to gain thousands of followers. I’m not looking for followers. I’m looking for equals. I’m looking for People who not only read/watch what I may post but who also link thoughts, brainstorm and truly connect.

The internet has made the world much smaller by connecting people who probably would never have met otherwise, but how many people seem to use the internet is like a tv – very one sided like the news anchor telling a story. The audience is passively just listening.

How do people like #EllenDegeneres get so many of her people to talk with her? #Ellen is one of my favorite people. Her followers engage with her and are recognized sometimes to the point that she calls them or invites them to her show. I would love a relationship with my tribe.

How do I find passionate people who want to make a difference in their community and who would like to join me in leading others to become leaders?

What are you doing for others?

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Today was a day to fully wake up. I went to a Fantastic BNI meeting – I recommend everyone join a BNI if they are a business owner or professional. I got to meet 24 professionals and had an interesting time talking about myself. Another thing I got were 3 referrals.

Then I went to my son’s middle school for a PTSA meeting that was rescheduled. I had a great time. I got to speak to the principle and a few of the office staff. When I gave the magnet advisor my card and explained why I wanted to talk to the PTSA she got SO EXCITED! She was blown away with how I utilize my company to help non-profits with fundraising and help their supporters earn an extra income.

Tomorrow I have 23 local elementary, k-8, and middle school PTA/PTSAs, 5 local charities which focus on music (orchestral and choral), swimming (for young kids – Florida is the leading state for childhood drowning), and abuse towards kids (physical, emotional, and sexual), and a couple churches to contact.

I think I’ve found my life’s passion. I enjoy working with people and teaching others “a Better Way of Life”. Now the courage to talk to people who have no understanding of what I do.

Happy New Year! Can I assist you?

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When I saw this quote on my Google+ feed I knew this was my goal for 2015. Seeing this year as a blank slate I see things that freak me out a little:

I hit my all time not pregnant weight which is almost my full term pregnancy weight. I went walking with a friend on the 2nd and within the first 10 minutes was out of breath. Though proudly I was able to manage my breathing and finish an hour long walk while talking.

I talked about my professional image and getting loads of advice on my 10, 30 and 60 second “commercials”. And the importance of a 5 and 10 minute description of what I do. I was also advised to attend every BNI event in South Florida.

Not only do I want to do that I’ve opened myself to finding a mentor who can work with me professionally – Network Marketer who earns a million dollars each month. I want that confidence and poise when speaking with people.

Also this past weekend I answered a post on LinkedIn to describe what I do in 7 words or less. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this exercise as it forced my to look at what I do and put it in concise, easy to understand language.

Implement fundraising initiatives that financially benefit supporters

Promote health and economic growth to communities

Train ambitious people basic skills to succeed

These also sum up why I’m an entrepreneur and keep me focused on my WHY.

I lastly decided to completely delve into becoming a PROFESSIONAL Network Marketer. After watching the documentary Rise of the Entrepreneur Search for a Better Way I fully understand this business and am confident on how to answer the typical questions of “Is this a pyramid scheme?”, “Is this a scam?” And my favorite comment “These things never work”. My goal is to help 1000 non-profits earn the full income potential my company pays out by helping entrepreneurs succeed, professionals flourish, business owners save money and “ordinary people” build a better personal economy.

Back to my health I’m transitioning to becoming a Nutritarian. As of right now 70 percent of my caloric intake is plant based. I got a Nutra Ninja Pro for Boxing Day *laughing* and drink 3-5 vegetable smoothies per day. I’ve already lost 8 lbs and 8 inches! Next week should be more as I am starting HIIT training today. I’ll keep you updated and if you would like to join me feel free to find and contact me on G+. I’ll happily connect with you.

I love the end of the year as it forces me to take stock of my life and start making little changes towards big goal so that by the time of the new year I’ve already started making new habits.