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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?

Thank you Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center

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Thank you for the Amazing time, staff, accommodations and for hosting Insanity Bootcamp! I recommend this resort to anyone going to Las Vegas!

Refinding My Center and Helping You Find Yours

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While meditated for guidance I wasn’t aware that I received anything but woke the next day suddenly deciding to visit my grandmother. Upon entering the cemetery I found my center.

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Raising my Son to be a Real Life Hero

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I remember almost every time I talk to my son about doing “Random Acts of Kindness”, not for the thanks and praise but because he knows it is the right thing to do. I’ve seen/heard of him do little things for people: going into a pool between races to get goggles for a little girl whose goggle fell off during her race, giving directions to his substitute bus driver, to name a couple. As I tell him, my job as a parent isn’t to be his friend but to make sure he grows up to be a Great Man and Leader AND an Upstanding Citizen of the Planet.

Please enjoy this video and know that every couple seconds someone

Les Brown: I AM going to make it

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Over the past few weeks my goals have etched themselves into my heart and soul.

I AM an Athlete weighing 147lb at 14% body fat!

Over the weekend I started resistance training and today I changed my eating regimen. With every meal I must have a protein, starchy carb and fibrous carbs. I start with the protein and the fibrous carbs and finish with the starchy carb. My chosen serving size is a cereal bowl for the protein (beans, legumes, lean meats and fishes) and starchy carb (1 true serving size of quinoa, brown rice, oatmeal, etc) while the fibrous carbs (leafy greens, veggies, fruit) are unlimited. As long as I eat every 2-3 hours I’m not craving anything and fruits seem too sweet! YAY to a balanced diet!

When the practice pool opens again I will start working out with the triathlons again for my cardio. An hour of training 6 days a week will bring me back to my old weight!

Thank you Tom Venuto for the great book Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle! Thank you Coach Andrew of the Flying Fish Swim Club!

I AM a Professional Network Marketer with a 7 figure annual income!

I watch videos everyday and study Eric Worre’s materials. I listen to the audios that my company gives me access to in the back office. I find, talk to and work with people who are ambitious, open to learning and want to truly make a difference in the lives of others. I’m a Consultant who is building a strong team to help healthcare professionals stay private while promoting health to their patients and teach others how to build strong teams in any “major” my company has.

I visualize watching my personally sponsored team walking across the stage moving up in pin levels and accepting awards for completing Challenges; watching how their lives change for the better excelling in this company; and helping them build strong teams of their own. I want them and their people to succeed!

Thank you Eric Worre for your Professional Network Marketing Trainings! Thank you JR Ridinger for building this vehicle to become wealthy!

I AM a Fantastic Mom!

The number one person in my life is my son who is into swimming, music, games and school. His social life is picking up and becoming more international. I love the fact that he is happy seeing me volunteering in his school and that we have such a close relationship with open communication. While I’m very good at being there for him emotionally and raising his mental awareness with my other 2 goals I will have the physical and financial abilities to keep up with him and get him where he wants to go.

Over the years my priorities have changed. My number one goal since I found out I was having my son was to be a Fabulous Mom! But recently I am realizing that my health is important as is my financial and time freedom. I AM going to make it!

Why Do We Fall – Motivational Video

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I Love this video!

As you know I’m a single mom who has decided to become a Professional Network Marketer. I also have a son who I’m trying to keep his mind open to the possibilities of life – at times I feel like I’m losing to his video games. But I refuse to give up!

I watched this video and cried… it was the motivation and inspiration that I needed. I will make watching this part of my daily habits.