Posts Tagged ‘Pay It Forward’

Hot Networking – The National Business Experts!!!

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Where Networking Gets Hot!

I interviewed with Gia Heller and her networking group, at that time known as Arizona Women (AWN) & Arizona Men (AMN) Networking, more than 16 months ago.  I’ve watched it blossom in to something that is absolutely the best of the best; not just in Arizona, but quickly evolving in to The National Business Experts (TNBE) with groups starting in several states, rapidly becoming a nationwide force.

As exciting as that is, we are now helping women & men all over the world starting with “Empowering the Women of Pakistan” to stand and be counted among the independent business people of the world.  When a business woman in Pakistan looks on the Internet and finds Gia Heller and The National Business Experts, you know you’ve put your kite in to the right wind!

There are so many networking groups to choose from in every city.  We all need the feeling of connection and validation that comes from long-term real world relationships found only in being a part of something bigger than ourselves.

TNBE is the catalyst that has allowed those of us who are serious about our passions, like Becky Feola owner ofAssisted Living Advantage who helps people transition in to an assisted care home, Cynthia Knight, the East Phoenix Valley realty expert for “first time home buyers” and Christina Wagner, Marketing Director for KFNX 1100 Newstalk Radio , grow.

That is just a small sample of the varied group members & businesses that have learned how to shine through social media, like FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn under the careful tutelage of Gia & her social media team of experts Social Media Masters, including Heather Dopson & Patti Knoles.  It is all a part of making yourself over from a small business, to one that people seek out and follow on a daily basis.

One of our newest members, Kimberley & Brett Noe of AngryBadger Studios w/Brett Noe Productions, researched all the networking options in the Phoenix area and landed with Gia & TNBE.  Listening to her and following all the instructions she gave them, they have been able to gain 35 new customers in less than 45 days.  That is absolutely incredible for a video/film company.  But they did listen – they did learn – they did grow.

You owe it to yourself & your business to check out at The National Business Experts!

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Keep Showing UP!

Eat, Pray, Love

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I just watched this video  of Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, talking about success & creativity and what it is we all have in us to succeed.  I found this revitalizing to me and I hope that it does the same for you and whatever creative processes you go through to “Keep Showing UP!”

Elizabeth Gilbert on Nurturing Creativity!

To me it showed that no matter what you want to be or who you want to be – you have it within you to be that person!

Artist – Author – Poet – Painter – Mom – Salesperson – Grandmother – whatever it is you want to be – Give it ALL you have to give!  Open yourself up and allow yourself to be who you want to be!

I doubt Ms. Gilbert will ever see this blog but I want her to know that she has inspired me – Today!  That she has allowed me to see who I am and the way I want to share with others.  I have a wonderful mentor in Renee Preis who has consistently shared with me that in Showing UP – putting myself out there in front of people and just being myself,  people will find value in me & what I have to share with them.

So – as said by the blogger “Our Own Sweet Time” –

“… tonight, I’m sitting here, toasting Elizabeth Gilbert. Belatedly.  Girl, you are good.   And I am grateful.  And I am, as well, discovering for the umpteenth time that sometimes people, experiences, love…and stories…arrive at just the perfect moment.”

(Thank you for saying it so well – Own Sweet Time!)

& to Ms. Gilbert – Ole!

Moms with Sick Children Get Day of Pampering

Moms with Sick Children Get a Day of Pampering

This was, for me, a day of amazement, vision, love, hugs and so much more.  I was thrilled when Patricia Burkhardt Mitchell, owner of the Sincerely Yours Salon in Phoenix, Arizona invited me to be a part of the day she has set aside every year for the last four years – the day following Mother’s Day.  She takes her salon, stylists, massage therapist, manicurists and makeup artists, and so many more to descend on Phoenix Children’s Hospital to pamper those moms who are day in and day out at their children’s sides who are ill and confined to the hospital for a myriad of reasons!  It was also captured on film through the artists at Brett Noe Productions.

This blog post is not to “promote a specific company or person” but rather to acknowledge and thank those that helped put this all together.  2 years ago my grandson was in Phoenix Children’s Hospital for more than a week and was diagnosed with a form of epilepsy and so I know personally how trying that time can be on parents & grandparents and how hard the nurses and doctors and staff all work to help heal these little ones.

I was able to experience life and the willingness to persevere through each one of the moms and the little girls who came down to be pampered.

This is Kimmie – she’s four years old and suffering from a form of cancer.  She wanted hair, but when Char McCreadie sprinkled magic sparkling fairy dust on her hands and cheeks – she giggled like the little girl she is. – Talk about tears…from all of us including mom!

And then there was this young beautiful girl who turned 16 that very day and we gathered around and sang Happy Birthday to her while she was having her hair done…

Celebrating 16th Birthday at the hospital...

It was so humbling to see how these moms and children face each day with life-changing illnesses.  The love and hope and giving was beyond what I ever expected to see.  To hear one mom say “after 3 weeks here at the hospital, today I feel like a real person”…and another “I can’t believe that someone would care enough to come down here and do this for us…for me…I feel pretty again”.

Each of these moms and grandmothers and aunts and guardians are giving everything they have to give to their little ones and to be able to give back even a little was an honor & day I will never forget!

Thank you Sincerely Yours Salon for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful experience!

Too Much Debt? What NOT to Do!

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In a blog “The 5 Dumbest Things You Can Do if You Have Too Much Debt” the author tells us that “if you’re struggling with too much debt you’re not alone.”  We have all been overspending, overeating, over making-merry and the pit isn’t really the giant pit of financial dispair…Wrong – the party always has to end…

The author of the blog, however does give 5 great tips on strategies to avoid when you are faced with the struggle of getting out of the financial pit we’ve dug ourselves in to…

The 5 strategies you may want to avoid:

The first advice of experts in the field is to be sure you don’t make your situation worse by making common mistakes. In particular try to avoid:

1)  Paying only the minimum payment on your debt as this will results in the amount you owe actually growing and your problems will only become worse.

2)  Relying on friends and family as this can damage relationships with the most important people in your life.

3)  Unscrupulous credit counselors that demand cash upfront or high fees for help they promise, but don’t deliver.

4)  Using new high-interest loan to pay off lower interest rate loans – while it may be easier to just have one payment but it will actually increase the amount you have to pay back.

5)  Declaring bankruptcy – this can have permanent and severe consequences on your financial future, avoid if you can, especially when debt settlement may work for you…

One of the best financial advice guru’s out there, Mr. Dave Ramsey offers great advice to anyone going through financial struggles – or for those who see the “writing on the wall” – there are so many things available to people today that it only makes sense to get started on the right track now – before the crayon on the wall becomes permanent marker!

There are alternatives to declaring bankruptcy – do what you must do – if you lose your day-job then it is even more imperative that you find ways to provide a financial income.  There are many “out-there” MLM companies that promise the “world” but most of them, if not all of them are based on a pyramid where the first one in wins and the last one in loses.  There is a company though, that Mr. Ramsey recommends – and I’m delighted that out of all those companies, the one that came to me when I didn’t know I was looking for it, was that exact company.

I would love to have you check out my website at http://www.distinctinspirations.advancingwithus.com – the password is AdvancingWithUs.

What is Attraction Marketing? What are the Laws of Attraction?

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We hear how the Law of Attraction Marketing is so great – but are there people out here in the world-wide-web who share this information without wanting your money? – I know – it’s all about the $ but…If we really do want to bring good to people and pay it forward, then we must provide value to people without expecting anything in return.

We must share what we know with others so that in helping others we are able to provide the absolute most value! We are all a part of something bigger than ourselves – we no longer have only ourselves to think about.

The Law of Attraction Marketing is very well laid out in a blog by Toni J Young – she indicates the following points for us to follow – you decide which ones are “Paying It Forward” and which ones are “For Profit Only”…I’ve made some decisions of my own – but I’ll keep those to myself!

1) Being yourselves and the value you share with others are factors that make you attractive to other aspiring entrepreneurs.

2) Lead Capture page is something that makes marketing another attractive prospect.

3) Autoresponder

4) Bio Page

5) The Funded proposal is another great tool for attraction marketing.

6) Primary business opportunity or product/ service

7) Affiliate Marketing

She suggests you ask a specific question for the home-based business prototype – “Would you like to learn how to use the internet to earn money from home”?

Attraction marketing & how it can explode your business

From the response to this question, you can then follow up with them with your information for your own home-based business.  When you are confident that your home-based business is really the best for anyone who will look at it…then you can have confidence in following up with that person for more contact information to really share your business.

But again – it really is about what you consider paying it forward.  I heard it today – If you provide people what they need to be successful – it will provide you with the success you seek. – We are more than the one, – we do this together!

There are so many ways to share what matters to us – and the trick to the Law of Attraction is finding those who value the same things.  There was a line on CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) just now on CBS – Great line – “If I’m helping people, I’m not hurting them” – what a great thought!

Networking – Building Relationships – Building Community

Semiotics of Social Networking

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You JUST found out you are UNEMPLOYED – Oh My Gosh – What do I do now???

What? – You get out there and you find places where people gather – Go online & find free networking events – Talk to people in the stores, in the bank lines, in the unemployment line – you NEVER know where your next opportunity is going to come from!

Take this time to look (not back) forward – See what it is you really want to do – and then MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Don’t sit for one minute thinking “oh pity me” – It will get you nowhere, but … drum roll please … unemployed.

Do you love to write – to cook – to introduce people to one another – Do you love finances – or management! – Are there free classes you can take that will help you with your social media so people can see the value in what you are and who you are?

There are so many things waiting for you – you just have to lift your head, kick back those shoulders, and stand proud!

Nobody ever moved ahead with their head down and buried in the sand…

Good Monday Morning!

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Happy Monday Morning to everyone! I am so excited about this new phase of my life. I am so excited about now having the time to help enhance the lives of people I touch by helping them reach their goals.

It’s the mission statement for Melaleuca, the Health & Wellness company and one that I embrace completely and totally.

There are so many people today who need to bridge the gap from paycheck to paycheck – from house closing to house closing – from car sale to car sale – and moms who want to stay home and yet help the family budget! I have partnered with a company that can help bridge all those gaps & goals – I want to help you! and share with you! how with this specialized U.S. manufacturer of almost 400 consumable products, we can reach out and help those you know to do the same!

I see “Buy American” all the time – with my company – that statement says it all. We have the science, the manufacturing, the shipping & the customer service (more than 3400+ people) all working here in the U.S. to bring the best, safest, greenest (yes – green) products for your health & home!

Check it out – http://www.distinctinspirations.advancingwithus.com – learn more today!

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