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Update and Network Marketing Pro Marathon

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Update and Network Marketing Pro Marathon

I haven’t posted anything because I haven’t had anything moving to say. I was spending time with my son who was watching Extra Credits channel on YouTube. During that time I was thinking of what I wanted to post and how I hadn’t posted in a while. Then the speaker said that he only posts a video when there is something worth listening to! I have to agree with this way of thinking.

With that said, quick overview of what has been going on in my world. I started going to the gym and swim each day. When I started 3 Saturdays ago I could barely swim the 500 – 20 laps – in 25 minutes. The following Saturday I swam the 1000 – 40 laps – in 20 minutes. This past Saturday I swam 1500 – 60 laps – in 25 minutes. I was very nervous about progressing so fast as I had hurt my shoulder a few years ago from swimming. But I have to say I feel great being back in the water!

In January my son said that I need a social life. That night I went to a high school friend’s birthday party. I’ve been building my social life since. And I’m truly enjoying myself.

I started attending Meetup events again. Through Meetup I have eaten at a few local restaurants that I didn’t know existed but am happy that I experienced. I went paddleboarding and singing in karaoke. I attended a maritime archaeological presentation about the Half Moon wreck off the coast of Miami (25 43’37.45″N 80 08’04.66″W) and cocktail event for Reef Guard and 1-800-Yacht Charters. I’ve started with Toastmasters, Bill Walsh’s Rainmakers, and a couple networking events. This week a friend and I are going to a ghost tour at the Deering Estate, and I have a networking event. My son is in the South Beach triathlon for the swim leg and has his Spring Concert.

In other areas I released a torch that I didn’t even know I was still holding for someone. He came back after 5 years and there was so much I had to say, but after saying everything there was nothing left. Speaking about relationships I started talking to a high school friend with whom I had a falling out with many years ago. I look forward to spending time with her. ALL in all my world is expanding in a positive way.

On the business front I am talking to people and still having a challenge following up with some of them but I feel much more confident with what I’m doing. I’m talking with doctors regarding Nutrametrix – to promote health in the community, build retail income, and create residual income. I am also working with a couple Non-Profit Organizations with Fundraising. If you are interested in learning how to Convert your Spending into Earning contact me. If you are tired of trading your time for money and want to create Large Residual Income contact me.

I have been watching a Network Marketing Pro as a marathon getting my mind back into working for myself and solidifying my skills. I do notice that I’m more confident and am able to talk to people in a relaxed manner. Now just learning how to keep my tone and manner conversational. If you have any tips to help feel free to contact me.

I wish you ALL the Best and Many Blessings!

“It’s a stone cold fact that we have a better way, now let’s go tell the world” Eric Worre

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Non-Profit Fundraising and SHOWING MY BRILLIANCE

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Non-Profit Fundraising and SHOWING MY BRILLIANCE

I work with non-profit organizations reward their supporters while fundraising. The program is part of what Amazon Smiles does but it also has a point system that leverages the community’s normal spending.Today I got to speak to a new non-profit who’s focus is helping women with cancer. Right now they are working on the Cinderella Project which helps girls with cancer be able to attend prom with donated dresses. Very worthy cause! From that meeting I got a referral and forever business thinking I told her that we should start up her group first then sponsor the referred church so that her group would have the leverage of the second group. YAY!

Do you ever just feel like you are doing what you are supposed to be doing with your life? I noticed that when I get to present, train new distributors and office staff of Non-profits and Health Professionals, and work the business with business minded individuals I feel a kinda buzz within. I feel alive and purposeful! I LOVE THAT!

Yesterday I got to talk with GMYS decision maker and they are launching a new website. I will have to write up the code to link their site up with their fundraising site (thank goodness that I learned how to program all those years ago!). I also have to write up templates of announcing the fundraising site. Once I get these items completed I have a system that new NPOs will be able to follow!

Later today I have a networking event with “over 200 Miami professionals”. I’m looking forward to this event! The other thing is that last week I had an event and someone wanted to talk to me about the business. As it turned out he was sick from the Thursday until Sunday, so he contacted me this morning and set up a quick appointment for 6p right before the event! I’m excited to talk with him.

A prospect contacted me about changing her presentation tomorrow morning to Thursday. The wonderful thing about this meeting is that she wants me to present to her and 2 other people who are interested in starting a business. The cool thing is that one is from Jamaica and the other is from England! Thankfully my company operates in both countries and delivers to over 200. If you are open to learn more about the company, contact me!

A Perfect Morning

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Today is one of those Miami mornings that everyone on the planet comes to experience. It a lovely 72 degrees with a light breeze coming in from the east meaning there is a light smell of the ocean anywhere within 10 miles off the coast.

I think another reason today is so Fantastic for me is that I had a GREAT time last night at the enriching Mental Beauty meetup event. I got to meet 3 truly Amazing ladies. During the night I had so many Aha moments. The hostess is a life coach and as you may know since January I’ve been taking stock and changing my world. It was empowering to bask in this healing, motivating, positive energy.

After the event I stayed behind to talk with the hostess who I clicked with. We had an eye opening conversation and when I left I felt lighter, most focused and purposeful. When I got home Monster Boy was still awake so we ended up talking. By the time I feel asleep I felt centered and connected.

This is one of the songs that resonate with me today.

On the business side 2 of the ladies are interested in attending the Weston presentation on March 11. I’m looking forward to attending and spending more time with them!

Kinda Quick Update

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Wow I wasn’t aware just how long I haven’t posted. Sorry for that!

Many things have happened since Convention. I have been attending 4 business/networking events per week along with meeting men – I won’t call it dating as they were just meetings. Also along the line I did get to spend quality time with Monster Boy.

OK I joined 2 mastermind groups. One specifically for my company and the other for entrepreneurs. And I took a webinar about focusing in on what I want and just laser focus until I get it. The first 2 steps were the normal steps: 1. What do you really want at this time of your life? and 2. Why do you want these?  The third step was 3. WHY DON’T YOU HAVE WHAT YOU WANT? This to me is such a new concept. I found out answering that some of the reasons that I don’t do or have something is that it really isn’t that important to me. Ask these 3 questions and you will see what is going on in your head and your motivations or lack there of.

Being that I have had so many experiences in the past 3 weeks I’ll just recap week by week. The first week I got to talk to a woman about assisting in fundraising for a non profit that helps single parents (mostly women) collect child support. I was so happy to hear that her mother who is also in this group empower the women by reminding them that they have to figure out how to manage without the checks. This helped many recipients go out and really make a difference in their lives! I was *So Proud* I spoke with 2 other non-profits that week who have to meet with their boards to get the ok. The second non-profit meeting was pleasant. The office manager understood within the first 5 minutes of the presentation and was ecstatic that we also had wellness products as she buys many vitamins and supplements.

During that same week I went out on 3 personal events. Funny enough I found out one was a swim dad’s cousin. One was a really great guy who lived 45 minutes away and the 3rd had a REALLY ROUGH Life since taking his picture.

The next week (last week) was a quieter week. I got to talk with a prospect who had just gotten out of prison. After presenting the marketing plan we got to talking and he said something that blew my mind. He said that a person in jail and a financially free person live very similar lifestyles. I didn’t know what he meant so he clarified. When a person is financially free they have the time freedom to do anything they want and the money to actually do those things. In comparison when a person is in jail they have the time freedom to read, study, workout, etc. Granted they are on a strict schedule and aren’t free to do everything they want, but really think about it. I’m not saying that one should aim to go to prison. However isn’t the reason one works is to have the money to go out and LIVE… I don’t know many people who plan to work just to barely survive! Keep that in mind when someone asks you to watch a business plan to work for yourself!

I also got to talk with 1 non-profit and 2 other prospects. What amazed me was the mentality of the person from the non-profit group. She has a great program with inner city kids mostly high schoolers teaching empathy. I completely stand behind her cause. What shocked me was when we talked about fundraising! For those who don’t know I work with non-profits as a consultant to implement fundraising initiatives that financially benefit supporters. Yes you read that right I help non-profits fundraise WITHOUT asking for money by helping their supporters Save money and Earn Cash Back buying 95% of what they are already buying. For 35 minutes this person kept telling me that I need to help her sell her books! It wasn’t until I used the example of going to Macy’s finding a dress that she likes, using her phone to scan the bar code, buying it from her phone for cash back, and walking out with the dress that day! It took a few minutes for her after I said that to wrap her head around what I was talking about. I saw the light click on! She wrote a couple days later to tell me that she will contact me in 60 days as she needs to focus on the lesson plans.

I got to see the cousin a couple more times. He is a great guy. I just don’t think he is right for me. Last Sunday he texted me late in the evening to tell me that he was nursing a hangover! All I could think was “at 45 years old you still can’t figure out how to hold your liquor!” Oh well at least it happened very early!

Speaking of last Sunday my son got a rude awakening when I took him to a college fair. He was overwhelmed by the amount of colleges and this was a small fair. I had been telling him to start narrowing down colleges and his reply was always “Woman! I have 4 years!” The best part is that we learned how to filter colleges by parameters. Being that he wants to swim in a small to medium school that brought the number down to 155, When he put housing and no religious affiliation the number dropped to 46! THANK GOODNESS! After the fair we met with a summer program in Nice, France. They were Fantastic and we are both excited! Now it’s the task of getting his father to agree AND pay half! I’ll keep you updated!

OK now we are up to this week! I went to an Amazing event at UM, I got to see Rony Abovitz CEO of Magic Leap speak. I was so inspired by his talk as it fit in perfectly with what I had learned in a few other events but for some reason it resonated all the way down to my core. Click here to watch the talk. Afterwards I got to talk to him. I asked how do I go about growing my brand (how I see what I do) when so many people have such a misconception of what exactly I do. He recommended that I read the book Blue Ocean Strategy. By the next day I got the book and found the audiobook.

I had 2 Miami MA events this week. The one on Tuesday was a Business presentation and last night was a Shopping Annuity presentation. Both were great! I wasn’t aware that the Business presentation had added a shopping annuity overview. And the Shopping Annuity presentation blew me away. My guest was completely impressed and next week I will be presenting the business plan with her and 2 friends. Why would someone turn down a free service that completely benefits them by stretching their income? *completely confused* Start Today!

Wednesday night I had a Mastermind event. While there I was talking with someone who told me that I should have quick entries everyday as I experience something new daily. And it may relate with you the reader and/or inspire you in one way or another to act towards your goals.

Tonight I have a social dinner to attend and tomorrow there is a goal setting and keeping on track event. I enjoy meeting new people and am so entertained when I have Aha moments. Enjoy the videos and register to Convert your Spending into Earning no matter where you live!

Hand Up or Hand Out

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Do you have an overall end plan?

On Friday last week I attended a very interesting event with David Erickson of the Federal Reserve in San Francisco (author of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities) and Miami Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. There was also a panel of 3 local influencers.

I was very moved with the amount of non-profit organizations that are working to make cities livable to the under privileged, unemployed or underemployed. The thing that touched me the most was just how separated and disjointed they felt amongst each other.

The low income housing person for the city was on the panel. He was stating how so many units were developed last year and they see so much more growth.

I was so happy that I got to ask a question. Hand up or Hand out? When for instance low income housing puts people in homes, what is considered successful? Is it when the units are occupied or when an occupant moves out because they got back on their feet? I said a bunch of other things as to what was covered in the presentation and panel discussion and some of what I do to help non-profits. When I finished 4 of the people on stage looked completely lost!

As a business person I look at the overall and my mind starts asking questions as to how to solve the problem. This problem may not be what others (especially the higher ups) think the problem is. David Erickson in his inspiring presentation stated that we must start thinking differently about helping communities. Then someone talked about higher education. What I don’t understand is graduates of higher education are just as unemployed and underemployed as those who didn’t go to college. I think another avenue should be explored. In middle and high school entrepreneurial and personal financial skills should be introduced.

I have a master degree in IT and a bachelor in Business. The companies that I’ve met with in South Florida have told me that they can’t afford me. What is up with that? Thankfully I’ve always been entrepreneurial by nature and was presented with a company which I agreed with and has the benefits of:

  1. Original members of the management team is still VERY Active with the company’s growth
  2. We are a Product Brokerage firm meaning we don’t manufacture products but work with companies that already have successful products and we broker a more superior version of it
  3. In every Billion dollar industry – the versatility was what I love the most
  4. The compensation plan is simple and promotes helping others succeed
  5. Low investment to start
  6. Ease of start up

The distributors of my company (including the top people) have a limit of how much they earn per business unit, so the company will always sustain itself and everyone is equal. Can the company you work with say this? How much is your company’s CEO make? Basically in network marketing YOU ARE THE CEO of YOUR COMPANY!

Many people I talk with about my company have told me that they love their job or they get paid enough. Are you like this? Do you think of the overall? Are you living pay check to pay check? What would you do if your company downsized you? How quickly would you NEED to be back at work before your debts default? Do you feel the stress of living hopefully above pay check to pay check? Do you have the freedom to take a vacation at any time? Do you ever stop to think when I retire will I be able to support myself or will I have to work to still barely make ends meet?

Watch the documentary “Rise of the Entrepreneur.” If you feel you don’t have time to watch this… you are actually the person who needs this the most. Do you have more time for yourself this year compared to last year? Do you see anything changing so that next year you will have more freedom?

I think we should be working with others to raise and support entrepreneurs. Could you imagine a world where people are truly self sufficient and independent of the developed hand outs?

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?

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?