Friday, August 20, 2010

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Earl Nightingale

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Benefits of Being A WAHM

It's not hard to point out the benefits of being a WAHM because there are multiple reasons that often outweigh the negatives. The joy is being there 24/7 for your family, but mainly for your children.

Remember all the times your kid called from school because they forgot their lunch, stepped in a muddy puddle and needed a new pair of socks and shoes, or forgot their math book at home? It was always Mom to the rescue.

Being a WAHM also allows you to spend quality time with younger kids and help older kids with their homework, volunteer at the school, attend field trips, etc. Working outside the home can be totally exhausting and coming home to cook, clean, and then find time to spend with your family can be daunting. On top of that, you also need downtime and to prepare for the next day.

The other benefits of being a WAHM are not solely focused on the family. Think of the price of gas, car maintenance or transit fare, work clothes and all the things associated with working out of the home. $5-$10 lunches or $5 Starbuck coffees daily can be huge money guzzlers, and don't forget those lunch-time strolls to the mall. You can easily save over $200 per month working at home!

Working at home allows you to be your own boss, working at your own pace and working on a schedule suitable to the needs of your family. If you're sick, your co-workers aren't taking the extra work and if your child is sick at least you're home to comfort them. You can take care of any emergency that arises, and you have the ability to leave at any time without having to explain yourself to your superior.

Many are choosing to be a WAHM for the benefits stated above, and many are finding it's financially more affordable for the Mom to stay home due to the rising costs of daycare. These are great reasons you should become a WAHM, because a happy family is a healthy family.

To your success,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.- George Washington Carver

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Comfort Zone

Here is a great poem that was shared by one of our leaders on our team!  Had to share it with you!

My Comfort Zone

I used to have a comfort zone
where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busywork
were really more like jail.

I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.

If you're in a comfort zone,
afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.

Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Is There a Brick Wall in Front of You?

 I know many people think there are brick walls all around them. I thought I would share this quote! "The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something."~Randy Pausch
May is going to be a great month! I would love to help you through the brick wall by helping you take charge of your future!

Monday, April 26, 2010

12 Company Success Factors

With over 8 years of having my own successful home business, I have built a real, reliable monthly income that has allowed me to still be at home with our kids, but also pay off debt, and create financial security for our family. I have been able to do so right from the comfort of my home and have helped and continue to help so many other families to do the same.With my experience and with researching dozens of different types of home businesses, I would like to share that when choosing a home business, there are some key success factors that I believe are critical for long term success. Every one is just as important as the next. The only business I know of so far with all of these factors, is the one I represent..:)

1. Company track record - How long has the company you're considering representing been in business? What are the company's annual sales each year since in business? Does the company print average income statistics for business builders? It should and you should ask for them. Proof of long term sales, success and growth is critical with choosing any business.

2. Financially sound - Does the company have outstanding debt? Joining a company that is debt free is something I highly recommend to lessen any risk to you.

3. Strong management team - What are the backgrounds and credentials of the management team? You want to join a company that is run with integrity and strong leadership.

4. Unique consumable products - Are the products of the company, products that people actually need, use, run out of and repurchase month after month. Do the products have any trademarks or patents allowing for exclusive rights meaning no other company can copy them. If the products are not consumable, meaning something that a person would only buy once, then that is a business that will not be viable long term. If the products are consumable, however not necessarily a need, that will lesson your chance for long term success. Products needed, and consumed monthly makes for a solid business model.

5. Wide market appeal - Are the products something everyone needs and uses on a daily basis? If the products are specific for a certain gender, age group or body size for example, you lessen your market as it is not something for everyone.

6. Competitive prices - Are the products comparable in price or less expensive than the competition? If they are too expensive this is not a business that will produce great results.

7. High customer reorder rate - Does the company share it's reorder rate? Meaning how many customers that purchased from the company last month, reorder again the following month? If the re-order rate is low, the business will not be viable as new customers simply replace your old customers producing no real growth or a secure, residual income.

8. Low initial investment - If the cost to join or start is too high it makes for more risk and difficulty in attracting customers and business partners.

9. Low monthly requirement - If there is a high monthly requirement, customers/business builders may end up with an inventory or products they do not need. If there is a low monthly product requirement, then customers are getting what they need for personal use each month, and from a business standpoint you know customers are purchasing each month which creates the security and true residual income.

10. Rewards for leadership development - Does the company reward you for helping others in your business succeed? If there is any way the company could remove business builders from your business because of their success, be very careful about joining. There should never be potential for you to lose great partners.

11. Risk-free - Is everything 100% guaranteed? If not, I would advise against joining.

12. Anyone can be successful - Is the business plan set up for anyone to be successful at any time? If it's a company that says "Ground floor" opportunity, or "Get in Now", be very wary. If only the people who join at the beginning can be successful, then eventually people will get hurt.Well, how does the company you are with or considering measure up?
Hope this was helpful..:)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What is difficult for some people is not difficult for others and the difference is in their attitude. Everything is possible when you believe in yourself and when you blindly believe that it can be done, when you have a burning desire and a stubborn and persistent attitude to succeed. - Eduardo Dominguez

Monday, March 15, 2010

"If you never play, you will never lose, but you won't win either. If you never climb a mountain, you will never know for sure how good the view is."

—  Ed and Deb Shapiro

Monday, March 1, 2010

“Very few men are wise by their own counsel, or learned by their own teaching. For he that was only taught by himself had a fool for his master.” – Ben Johnson

Monday, February 1, 2010

Protect your VISION. At times it is more important than your present accomplishments.

Friday, January 8, 2010

"I believe that when you stop renewing, and are no longer open to change and the possibilities that continually unfold, you stop being alive and are just getting through the years. Transformation doesn't happen unless you're willing: It's your choice." — Oprah