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The Castle and Journey

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The Castle and Journey

Do you ever take stock of your life and notice that you are just coasting along? You aren’t challenged in a good way, but stressed with day to day life. You feel like you have no real purpose but to survive. Everyday seems to blur together, and everything is just bland.

This is how I’m feeling right now. I seem to be content and just doing the motions. I was listening to Jim Rohn and Denis Waitley on my way back from the South Beach Triathlon where my son came in 6th in his division for the swim. I also looked at my cousin who 10 years younger than me has traveled the world, has 2 jobs, and owns a home. I listened to him speak and saw that he will go many places because he has purpose and vision.

A year ago I had quit my job to become a Professional Network Marketer. I live at home, pay off all my bills and have savings; but I don’t own a home. I feel like the content part of me is selling me the thought that I am happy with this arrangement. I love my parents and love the proximity of child care, counseling and help; but I think I need to force myself to spread my wings and fly.

My father has given in his notice at work. He wants to retire and focus completely on the stock market. My mom and aunt have closed the travel agency brick and mortar to work from home. I want to support them. I want to know that if they or Keegan and I decide to travel the world, the money is readily available.

I have been working with GMYS to build up their support on their Shop dot com page. Truly looking at my progress I know that I haven’t given my all.

With that said looking back at the past couple years I honestly have to say that I haven’t given my all. I remember when I decided to finish university. I was on a 2 year hiatus with 9 declared majors under my belt and nothing to “show” for it. I went with my dad to St Thomas University to talk to the Monsignor. My parents just wanted me to finish with anything! It was really bad. When I started in the school I had a VERY LOW GPA .94, I had many credits that were just everywhere, and I still wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do.

After talking to an advisor about psychology (3 of my 9 declared majors) I got to talking with the business advisor for Tourism and Hospitality Management. I listened to him and knew that this was The Way for me. Being that my 9 declared majors were mostly in social science, I pretty much had to start over with business. I needed 2 accounting classes, 2 finance classes, 2 economy classes, 2 computer classes, 2 certain math classes and about 9 Tourism and Hospitality classes. I also had to get the requirement classes that didn’t transfer from public university to Catholic university – religion, ethics, history, English. They told me that it would take me a little over 3 years to complete my degree.

When I heard that and took stock of where I was and where I wanted to go, I figured out that I wasn’t going to take 3 years. I started taking 20-21 credits each semester. I took week long concentrated classes and night classes. I finished everything in 2 years exactly and graduated with honors with a 3.39. I was so focused and driven that everything (except finance and economics) was a breeze. During that time even while dating my ex-husband I knew where I wanted to go – GRADUATE FROM UNIVERSITY NOW!

I feel like I’m back where I was before my dad took me to St Thomas University. The feeling of directionless and content; and just like after the meeting with Professor Klein I know where I want to be – finished and accomplished.

Because I started working out again I seem to have more energy. When I blog and post on my Facebook page I remind myself each time that I have purpose. I don’t know what I did to motivate myself to really dig deep, put my head down and just plow forward; but I’m open to let it happen. During that time I didn’t need pictures, goal boards or affirmations to make me push myself, it was just a KNOWING that I was ready.

I remember I was talking with someone who asked me what is holding me back. I thought about it and said “I am a person who can see the castle, but when foraging through the valley I get distracted and turned around.” I told him that I needed someone to help me stay focused and navigate me. He asked an AMAZING question – that took years for me to “get” – “Who says you have to go into the valley?”

A mentor that I had told me that I have the every answer that I will ever need to any predicament I encounter. When I looked puzzled he said I’m just asking the question wrong and learn to play with my questions until I get an answer.

While listening to Jim Rohn he also said something that I needed to hear “No one is coming to save you, so you have to save yourself.” I fully understood this when I was deciding to finish college. I am appreciating this quote now as I decide to accomplish my goals – healthy weight and to be a Positive Influence in my community.

In writing this I feel that this was the force getting all of my body, mind and soul to agree that I want to finish. I KNOW I’m at that same crossroads. My soul is ready and I think my mind and body are starting to agree. I want to be my ideal health and I want to be a successful entrepreneur who helps Build Thriving Communities. I don’t know how to make a viral webpage or video. I don’t always enjoy presenting the plan, getting the sale or sponsoring someone or getting strangers to open up about their goals and dreams. But I do KNOW that it is time and I know what I want. The image/end result is becoming VERY clear in my head and I know I can accomplish it. Just like before enjoy every day because I’m moving towards my “castle”.

Are you a person who can “see the castle”, “the navigator and guide to lead others to the castle”? Are you waiting for someone to partner with you to get to the castle or just afraid to even try to attempt starting the adventurous journey? I have to agree – The only person to save you is yourself and whatever “mistakes” you make just show you more clearly which direction you should be going.

ALL the Best and Best Wishes on your trek to the castle! I know you will feel proud and accomplished when you arrive at the door only to see a bigger, more Amazing castle in the distance!

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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!

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.

Fundraising Assistance

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Fundraising Assistance

Last week 2 major things happened.

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My son swam in Winter Champs. I am VERY proud of my son and his achievements.

And Greater Miami Youth Symphony asked me to help with their fundraising initiative! I am honored that this 56 year old non-profit which has benefited my son’s life would ask me to assist them. Background, GMYS teaches South Florida children music. It is very affordable (less than $1 a day),  instruments are usually loaned out to kids at no cost, and the kids’ self esteem soar! Sadly we rely on grants from the government and may be losing a big chunk of funding, hence a push in a new direction.

Thanksgiving weekend is The BIGGEST shopping weekend for the United States. We have off the wall savings. Would you like to help GMYS while earning cash back shopping online?

It’s easy. Just register and download Shop Buddy on all your computers – this way you NEVER miss a chance to earn cash back and GMYS receives royalties.

Best Wishes with your Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

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Better Health – Isotonix OPC-3

For most of my life I’ve been an allergy sufferer. I hated taking zyrtec and claritin, found out I was allergic to allegra, and didn’t like when benedryl knocked me out for 8 full hours. When I started with my network marketing company I decided to try our flagship product OPC-3.

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I started taking OPC-3 in March of 2013, and before finishing the first bottle I realized on my walk in to work that I hadn’t blown my nose all morning. I was always a person who upon rising would blow my nose for 2 hours. It was something that that I lived with from as far back as middle school.

During that time my mom also started OPC-3 she has arthritis in her fingers and knee. over the next few months she took 2 capfuls daily with 4 ounces of water making it isotonic. My mom went out of town, and during her trip she finished what she had packed. 3 days of not taking OPC-3 she noticed her fingers and knee started to feel stiff. When she came home, 5 days later, she told me how her arthritis was acting up again. She started her regimen again within a week the inflammation went down.

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