Jul 192014

Missy (1)When you love cats, as I do, you’re bound to have at least two. When you’re a cat magnet, as I am, you may end up with more than you bargained for. When you love cats AND birds, as I do, you’re bound to have a few bad moments.

We have FIVE cats (long story…) and they are all excellent hunters. I don’t mind their catching mice, shrew, moles, and even the occasional bat. But I draw the line at birds! Continue reading »

Jul 102014

Card to birthday, with balloonsToday, Seth Godin wrote an unusually long post called, Thirty years of projects. He spoke of some of the ways the world has changed during that time. Most notably, he has always thought of his career as a series of projects, rather than jobs, and over time, our culture has made that same shift from a job mentality to projects. He spoke of other changes for the better as well. For example, thanks to digital tools, it is so much easier now to launch a product or business based on content.

The thirty year time frame is much on my mind today too. On this day, our oldest son, James, would have been thirty years old. I remember the day he was born, and how he surprised the doctor by being born much more quickly than she had thought.

I can recall a few of James’ birthdays, but two in particular stand out for me today… Continue reading »

Jun 192014

Have you ever watched a baby learning to walk? Those first few wobbly steps are anything but predictable — for Baby or for those watching. I had seven children. Six of them were turning fourteen months before they took those first independent steps.

One adventuresome little miss was a mere ten months when she discovered her big brother’s large, heavy duty plastic tugboat. Continue reading »

May 222014

I often hear MY mentors say things like:

“Your WHY must make you cry!”
“Your real WHY is never money.”
“Your WHY is about who YOU really are.”

Your driving factor must be WAY more than money. But it took me a while to understand that. I thought the whole point of going into network marketing was so that I could make lots of money!

In this brief post, Randy Gage puts it all into perspective…

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May 062014

How many people have you sponsored into your business in the last year? How many of them stayed? And how many of them are successful in sponsoring people who actually stick around longer than a few months? If you are like most network marketers, you are not happy with your answers. The vast majority of network marketers fail to make any money. Why? The biggest single factor is their failure to duplicate what they do. So what’s the answer?

David Haines hits the nail on the head

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Apr 282014

cricketAn American Indian and a city businessman were walking down a busy street in a large city. Suddenly the Indian stopped.

“Listen! I hear a cricket. Over there.” He indicated a clump of bushes across the busy street and half a block away.

“How can you possibly hear a cricket that far away in all this noise?” asked the businessman skeptically viewing the swarms of pedestrians and traffic that surrounded them. Continue reading »