Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wow! What a Crazy Ride!

Ahhh…It has been ten months since I closed the door on my career of 26 years as a therapist and it has been an interesting journey of transformation and discovery for me.  I am not the same woman who walked away from a successful career ten months ago.

For many years I have had the mantra, “when I grow up I want to be 4 years old”.  It came from the fact that when I was four, life was grand.  It was easy, joyful, spontaneous and carefree.  I knew those were qualities I wanted to cultivate, but I also knew that it went deeper.

I wrote a blog about it called “When I Grow Up I Want to be Four”  which is an interesting read based on what we are energetically at four.  What I really wanted was to feel as I did when I was four but be able to use that energy from an empowered adult place.  The past 10 months have brought me closer to that desire.

In May of last year I created a level of prosperity that allowed me to close the door on the traditional J.O. B. One of the reasons that I wanted to create a level of prosperity which would make it possible for me to quit my job was so that I could do the things that I was passionate about, that had been put on the shelf for someday.

Silly me, I thought it would be a smooth, easy transition out the door of one way of life and into the door of a new one.  Wrong!  Here is where I ran into trouble.  I have been blessed with a lot of gifts and talents and I wanted to find a vehicle that would allow me to express all of them.  We are socialized to pick a talent and run with it and do that for the rest of our lives.  Ah, that seemed boring to me.  That is why I switched gears within my career so many times.  Staying in one place did not satisfy my restless heart.

The first couple of months I struggled with WHAT to do and because I couldn’t find the pretty package to dress it in, I did very little.  That is not entirely true.  I spent the last four years building the residual income business that provided me with the means to leave my job and I continued to work on that.  But I did little to move me forward to that “mission” I thought I was here to do.

For several months I pretty much gave up on the idea of finding the vehicle and did a lot of mindless things that had nothing to do with finding my purpose.  It was frustrating at the time but I know now that it was all purposeful because a lot was happening behind the scenes.  I was being shifted, changed and transformed in so many ways.

The last few months I have felt frustrated and invisible.  Upset because no one could see who I really was.  Everyone thought I was the women who “sold body wraps” and created a successful women’s networking group, but they didn’t really know who I was.  Why?  Because I was only showing that side of me.  Funny how that works!  It was the frustration of not being seen that pushed me to start showing myself.

Looking back I can see that I have been pregnant with myself all of these months and the process I have been experiencing has been a lot like pregnancy.  Not know what to do, getting frustrated, wanting to know, over eating, feeling exhausted and finally wanting to give birth to this thing!

At the nine month point in my “pregnancy” I felt a shift.  I started to feel that something was being born out of my process.  I began feeling a new energy around me.  One that is integrated, more focused and beginning to have direction.  I have been in that energy for about a month and I have the format for my purpose.  In fact…I am starting to feel like I am four again!

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It Works! Global is Not a Party Company, But we Love to Party!

People often ask about the differences between Direct Sales, Party-Plan sales and Multilevel Marketing and if you are looking for a home based business it is important to know the difference. Some models will give you immediate money and no residual income others will give you residual income and not much up front.  It Works! Global is a hybrid company with an MLM compensation plan but we also love to do parties! With the It Works play you generate money right away and also long term through residual income.  More and more traditional companies are adding these models to their sales modalities.

Companies that have traditionally sold their products through “conventional” distribution channels (people going to the product) are now recognizing the potential of Direct Sales, Party-Plan sales and Multilevel Marketing to achieve spectacular sales momentum.  The reason being that they can lower advertizing costs and promote to a larger market because people are selling direct to others. There are subtle but important differences between the three methods of person-to-person selling.

Direct sales: A direct-sales representative is a commission-based independent contractor. The salesperson writes up a sales order and sends it to the company; the company normally ships the product directly to the customer. Usually there is no need for the salesperson to stock any products other than demonstration items.  You purchase from their catalog.  Fuller Brush was a direct sales company that came to my house when I was a child.

Most direct-sales products require a reasonably sophisticated level of training on proper sales presentation techniques. Your income is only based on sales you personally produce. If you become a sales manager, you receive a commission override on the sales efforts of those you train and manage.

Party-plan sales: Most women have attended a home party offered by Tupperware, Home Interiors, Discovery Toys or other successful party-plan companies. In comparing direct sales to party-plan sales, two significant differences exist.

First, the distribution channel is simplified because the product moves directly from the distribution company to the party-plan host or hostess to be distributed to customers. The host or hostess is a volunteer ambassador for the products who can earn gifts, cash or credit toward the purchase of his or her own product selections. The independent representative is ultimately the catalyst for the retail sales of the product at the party.

Enticing the party customers to return to future parties is critical to ongoing growth. This is accomplished by introducing new products, offering discounts to past customers, and making sure the customers have fun and look forward to a repeat performance. They can sponsor new independent sales representatives on whose future sales they will realize a small return.  If you stop working your party company because you are sick or you don’t want to do it any longer, all of your income stops.

Multilevel Marketing: MLM companies account for billions of dollars in annual sales and are estimated to influence one out of every three homes in America with a marketing-related contact. Today, virtually any consumer product or service is open to Multi-Level Marketing distribution.

Through MLM, also called network marketing, the direct-selling process is duplicated by salespeople who sponsor and train others. An ever-increasing income stream  can be generated through bonuses on sales made by several levels of downline distributors. The commissions and bonuses are paid directly to the MLM representatives, rewarding their efforts for selling products and sponsoring others who sell products and sponsor others and so on.  As your team grows your income does too whether you are working or not.   The vast majority of MLM representatives work part-time to build a second income while continuing their full-time jobs, which is the way I did it. MLM leaders with hundreds or even thousands of part-timers in their organization can truly earn incomes beyond anything seen in traditional business, direct sales or party-plan sales.

It Works! Global is an MLM and not a party company, yet we use the party format to get in front of more people and share the experience of the products.  Our Ultimate Body Applicator has to be experienced and when experienced in a party setting, it generates a lot of excitement, because people are seeing slimming results on their body in 45 minutes.

When we do a party we get paid immediately because guests pay between $25-$30 to try the Ultimate Body Applicator.  If you have 10 people in the room you leave with $300.  Not only that but orders generated by the party are sent directly to the company where they are shipped directly to the customer.  Attendees can also try our facial applicator and sample our new ProFIT superfood protein shake and our Greens and see demo’s of our Fat Fighter, so they get a comprehensive understanding that our company sells more than just “Body Wraps”.

There are so many ways to sell the It Works products that you are not confined to the party model.  Our pay is not based on doing parties or the number of parties you do.  We do parties because they are fun!

If you can’t make it to a live wrap party, we have added an online version of the wrap party that can be experienced in your own home right on your computer.  You are taken through a similar process where you learn about the products, be able to watch videos, download information and are able to purchase so you can try them on your own, which is really simple.  There is no pressure to do anything but enjoy the party.  Click Opportunity to join the fun!!

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Exploding my Business with the Compound Effect.

The more you find something to appreciate, the better it feels. The better it feels, the more you want to do it. The more you do it, the better it feels. The better it feels…the more you want to do it! The Law of Attraction assists with the powerful momentum of these positive thoughts and feelings until, with very little time and effort, you will find your heart singing in your joyous alignment with who you really are! And, in this wonderful-feeling vibration where no resistance exists, you will be in an exaggerated state of ALLOWING — you will be in the vibrational state where the things that you desire can flow easily into your experience. The better it gets, the better it gets!   Abraham Hicks

In my blog post a couple of months ago called ” Building Your Business with Gratitude “, I talked about the journal I started in mid January, to help me focus. I have been using it everyday for the past 2 months, writing my goals, tracking my steps to success and writing down the things I am grateful for each day and creating monthly dream collages.   I realized that another key piece to this is faith.  You have to trust that process because you don’t see the results immediately.

Why is this?  What I have learned in the past two months while doing the process is that I am being rewired.  I am creating a new habit while at the same time breaking some old ones that haven’t moved me toward success.  This rewiring doesn’t happen over night but taking steps each day has a compound effect.

There is a book floating around among my business friends called The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy that I have but haven’t read yet.  My understanding is that he talks about taking steps everyday toward your goal that will build the momentum. His premise is different than mine but I think it has the same outcome.

Here is what is happening.  I have been tracking every little and big thing that I do each day that is focused toward building my business and this has helped me see all the steps I am taking that I might not be aware of if I weren’t tracking them.  I am also keeping track of movement toward my goals.  This has helped me focus on what I want and takes my focus away from those things that I don’t want, that I might be seeing around me, such as someone’s business growing faster than mine is.  If you understand the law of attraction you get what you focus on whether it is something you want or something you don’t want.  The Universe doesn’t care, it just follows the energy.

I have learned it is better to have understated goals at first, so that succeeding build your faith and personal momentum.  Each time I accomplish a goal I have the experience of success behind me to meet the next one.  I notice if I set my goal too high that part of me that might not believe that I can achieve it finds a way to sabotage me.

The bigger thing that I am discovering is that I might not meet all of my weekly goals but there is an explosion happening in my business on a larger scale, more in alignment with my larger goals.  This has taught me that the most important part of this practice is consistency and focus, not meeting every goal.  The compound effect I am feeling is like a magnetic force that has been built up over the past two months as I am rewired internally and have faith in the process.

My business is exploding in unexpected ways and I believe this process has had a big impact on what is happening, and I am not stopping now!

 

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The Business of Holistic Health

Your prayer causes you to focus, and the Law of Attraction causes everything in the Universe that’s in vibrational harmony with your focus to come to you.

Abraham-Hicks, Lincroft, NJ, G-10/15/96

We have with in our bodies an innate ability to heal.  If this is true why are so many people sick?  I have been a fan of the Abraham-Hicks materials for many years and I believe in the Law of Attraction.  This law is not new to us through Abraham-Hicks, it is a law that has been true since the beginning of time, that we are just becoming aware of again.

It is not hocus pocus or New Age fluff that our thoughts create our reality.  We are either sick or healthy depending upon the qualities of our thoughts.  This understanding is stated beautifully in this passage from the children’s book Sara, that is part of the body of work of Abraham-Hicks

You see, your bodies are made up of trillions of cells, each holding the vision of their perfection and of their perfect place in the perfect whole…You see, Sara, every time anyone, even a tiny little cell in your body, asks for something – it is always given. So, when a body is injured, in some way, the cells closest to the injury calculate exactly what they need to regain their balance – and they send out immediate requests. And, instantly, the Energy begins to flow, and all other aspects of the body being to respond, too. Special helping nutrients of all kinds begin making their way through the body, and the natural healing  begins, immediately. And when the person, who lives in this body, is happy or eager, or appreciative – then the healing is allowed. But if that person is sad or angry, or fearful – the healing is hindered or resisted.

Abraham-Hicks information in Sara (Book for children) pgs. 112-113

Our cells not only give signals to the body systems but also to us as they send us information of what they need to return to health.  Often times we miss the signals because we are so busy focused on what is wrong with us.  It becomes a vicious cycle because the more energy and focus you put on an issue the bigger it becomes.

I have experienced painful, physical issues, so I know how difficult it is to take your focus off of what is happening in your body, to putting your focus on a new story that will turn the issue around.  It is challenging to focus on harmony and wholeness when that is not what you are experiencing, but that is the very prescription you need to return to health.

I also believe that issue in our physical body block our ability to be radiant, magnetic and live the life of our dreams.  How can the pain in my shoulder keep me from manifesting a new house or a new job?  When we are in pain we are angry, fearful and frustrated, which are lower vibrational thoughts, and it is impossible to manifest from that vibrational state.  Manifestation occurs out of aligned, grateful, joyful, happy thoughts, which are higher vibrational thoughts.

I believe there is a pathway from the lower vibration thoughts to the higher vibrational thoughts and it is something everyone can do.  I have done it each time I have moved from sickness to harmony and health after an illness.  The pathway is a whole body approach which includes the mind, the body, emotions and spirit. It includes removing toxins and giving your body the proper nutrition so that it can bring itself back into balance.  This may sound complicated and overwhelming to think about shifting your thoughts, feeding your body appropriate nutrition, especially if you feel sick, but it is not if you have someone to guide you.

I feel that I have had the experiences I have had in my life so that I can be a midwife for others who desire a return to health. I have written about my own journey in my upcoming book, “Empowered Health” unleashing the inner physician.

Using what I have learned, I guide people through a whole body experience that will create the pathway back to health and harmony so they can return to their natural state of radiance and magnetism and back to creating a life of your dreams.  If you are ready to transform your life drop me an email or give me a call so we can see if this is right for you.

Be as happy as you want to be in a world gone mad. Be as safe as you want to be in a world that is afraid of everything. Be as healthy as you want to be in a world that is mostly sick. Don’t let the statistics that someone else has created affect you. You get to choose — you are wise enough, smart enough, deliberate enough.

Abraham-Hicks, G 11/24/90

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