Determination – Having that “Can Do” Spirit

Dog gone it! If I can succeed at working from home, you can too. You can too! You know what? I don’t have the time to sit and write long disertations I see on a lot of other blogs. They are really good, don’t get me wrong. But between training a new caregiver, going to networking meetings, family obligations, the myriad of unexpected important distractions that come up, and being very scattered in my brain already, I don’t have the time nor the energy to research and write long-winded and detailed blog posts.

It took over an hour this morning to learn a new technique for putting up ads. I thought to myself, “I don’t have time for this!”  But then I remember my “why”, the reasons why I’m learning internet marketing and I press on. I think about the alternative, working for someone else OUTSIDE my home and it gives me a new determination to be successful at learning the intricacies working from home on my computer.

Yes, I think about my “Why”. And I am determined more than ever to press on. One of my “whys” is to say to other caregivers, parents of special needs kids, disabled, and people in other difficult circumstances that if I can do it (be successful working for myself) so can you.

Determination is such a key element when working for ourselves. There is no one standing over us telling us what to do and when to do it. There is no time clock to punch. But there is also no guarantee of any certain amount of income. It really depends on our own grit and determination.  Another day I will talk about “enjoying the journey”. But not today. Today the key concept in my mind is DETERMINATION. That “can do” element. The determination of the will.

So here it is again. No matter what you might be struggling with today,  you can do it. We will overcome! We can succeed and we will!

Expect Success and keep going!


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Stressed? “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!”

The life of the primary caregiver can be very stressful regardless of whether or not you are also trying to work from home! If you are struggling with negative thoughts and attitudes, here are some tips:

1. Listen to upbeat music. When our son David, the one with special needs, gets grumpy, we like to turn on his “theme song”, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. Here it is!:

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy!”

2. Think of 5 things each day to be happy about.

3. Take a break from your work and go do something entirely different.
4. Consider where you are in you relationship with God.
5. Surround yourself with positive people and things.
6. Read positive books.
7. Listen to Zig Ziglar cds and read his books.
8. Take a walk outside. The sunshine will do you good. It’s a known fact that sunshine lifts your spirits.

I hope these tips will keep your spirits up and help you along your path to success in you home business!

As always, if you need any help please contact me and together we will find the answers!

Abundantly Yours!


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Attitude Check! – The Power of A Positive Attitude

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill

I remember when I was a kid, if one of our friends had a sour attitude about something, another friend would probably say the words, “Attitude Check!” In essence, they were telling the person to stop what they were doing and check their attitude!

Sometimes your attitude can make or break your ability to reach your goals. It can certainly make a difference in whether or not you are successful in your home business. That is why it is so important to do an “Attitude Check” periodically. A positive attitude is a powerful thing!

With a positive attitude you see the bright side of life, become optimistic and expect the best to happen. It is certainly a state of mind that is well worth developing and

Before I tell you some of the benefits, as well as tips, of having a positive attitude, I want you to watch this funny and thought provoking video of one of the greatest teachers of positive attitudes, Zig Ziglar:

Attitude is another area where the Laws of Attraction come into play Big Time! You Will attract what you are.

Here are some benefits of having a positive attitude:

1. You are able to move forward and achieve your goals faster.
2. You are able to help others.

3. Problems seem surmountable and much smaller. It’s easier to achieve them.

4. You have more energy and feel better physically. (If you have an ongoing negative or depressed state of mind you might need to look into health issues.)
5. You will gain more respect.
6. You will encounter fewer difficulties along the way.(another proof of the power of the Laws of Attraction!)

Make it a great day!


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Touching Lives One Card At A Time!

A Real Card!

When was the last time you took the time to send a real, hold-in-your hand card to someone for whatever reason? Was it a birthday card, an anniversary card, a Valentine card, a Christmas card, a thank you card, a sympathy card, a thinking of you card, a get well card, a graduation card, a congratulations card, a just for fun card? In fact, as you read each of those types of cards I bet you thought of someone in each category that you could have sent a card to but Just didn’t.

It has been said that the average person sends about 10 cards a year but easily needs to send out at least 70 a year.

Why don’t we do it?

There are several reasons why we don’t .

  1. It’s inconvenient.
  2. We forget.
  3. It’s costly.
  4. It’s time consuming.

But what if those stumbling blocks were removed? What if there was a company out there that removed all those obstacles and even paid you for using their system and teaching others to use it too? Well, guess what. There is!

The company I’m referring to has “virtually” no competition! They will allow you to Send a printed greeting card in less than 60 seconds! You will:

  1. Choose a card.
  2. Write a personal message (you can even use your own handwriting!)
  3. Click to send!

They will print it, stuff the envelope, and even mail it for you for Less than 1/3of the cost of a store bought card!

In fact, you can even send a gift if you want! They have a catalog of gifts and gift cards you can choose from to send.

    The company is :

    1.Privately owned.

    2.Debt free.

    3.Has no competition.

    4.Has over 12,000 cards to choose from.

    5.Has one-on-one training.

    This is a business that anyone could do!

    Who would you reach out to if you had a business like this?

    • People who want a simple, inexpensive way to stay in touch with family and friends.
    • People who want another stream of income.
    • People who want to keep in touch with a customer or client base.

    That pretty much covers every body, doesn’t it.

    So what’s life all about anyway? It’s all about Relationships!

    To paraphrase the motto of the company, “reach out in kindness. Change a life one card at a time”

    Take a test drive here and see what it’s all about.

    Then give me a call and tell me what you think or ask me any questions about it.

    And remember, I’m here to help you find the right online business for you!

    Abundantly Yours,


    Feel free to add your comments below!

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    Make Money Jabbering!

    Do you ever recommend a great book you just read? Or how about a movie you just saw? How do you do it? Do you go into great detail? Do you describe how it made you feel or what it made you think?

    What hobbies do you have? Do you like to talk about them?
    Have you ever kept a journal or diary? What did you write about? You probably wrote about what happened in your life that day. Or how something made you feel. Or what your thoughts were on a certain topic.

    Well, you can do the same thing on the internet too! Except now you can make money doing it! Anyone can do it! You don’t have to be a “writer”. You don’t have to have a college degree. On the internet we call it  Blogging.

    What is blogging?

    According to, ( a free place to start a blog):

    “A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.

    Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.

    In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what’s new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.”

    Niche blogging

    Niche blogging is just like regular blogging, except you focus on a specific topic, or “niche”, that you are interested in, enjoy writing about, and can learn to make profitable.

    What special body of knowledge have you learned from your life experiences or job? What do you do day after day, without even thinking about it (ex., child-rearing, taking care of sick parents, living with a specific handicap).

    Passion makes work fun and easy. What is it that you love to talk about? Read about? A hobby? What do you do for fun and games? What are your natural talents?

    Think about what you do in a typical day, and what you’ve learned from it. What sections of a bookstore do you automatically gravitate toward? What kind of TV shows do you tend to like most? Movies?

    Do you like to teach or explain things to others?  Do you like talking or selling ?  Do you like organizing things? Do you like figuring out how to make a process easier? Would you like to turn around and teach someone else that process? Do you like discovering or creating new products and services and recommending them to others?

    Problems are also a good source for ideas because problems need solutions! What bugs you? What’s tedious? What does not work?

    We all encounter obstacles, problems, difficult people in the course of whatever it is that we do every day. What are your biggest pains as a parent, or as a step-parent, or as a gardener (etc., etc.)?

    Do you have solutions to these problems? Would they be of value to a lot of people?

    So, you see, blogs aren’t just about creating online diaries.

    You can provide information to people in many different niches. They will read your content and click on your ads. By combining content, ads, and your recommendations, you can definitely make money on Internet!

    Getting started doesn’t have to be something that intimidates you. In fact, it’s best to follow a tutorial right away so you don’t have to go through the pain of trying to figure things out on your own.

    The Niche Blogger – Make Money Blogging is a great guide to follow.

    While there are many different models, you really can’t go wrong with blogging. It’s something anyone can do. And it’s possible to create a part or full-time income through this business model if you have the right methods to follow.

    You can learn more about how to blog for profit by clicking on:
    The Niche Blogger – Make Money Blogging

    And as always, feel free to contact me if you need help!

    Abundantly Yours,
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    Build A Profitable Website Step-By-Step!

    Today I want to tell you about another fun way to make money at home on the internet. Building your own website is similar to creating a blog. Except with a website the information you put on it is more permanent, whereas, with a blog the entries move down as you add newer entries.

    Now, before you get all bent out of shape and think, “What do I know about building a website!?”, let me reassure you that there is a way to do it step- by- step even if you know nothing.

    SBI, or Site Build It, is an all-in-one-place to go from start to finish. They take you by the hand every step of the way and teach you how to create a website that Will get traffic and make money. It is The Best value around because when you purchase a website, you get everything you could possibly need.  In their own words:

    “Site Build It! (“SBI!”) is the only, all-in-one, site-brainstorming-and-building-and-hosting-and-marketing, step-by-step system of software tools that delivers thriving, profitable business.

    SBI! owners do not just “put up Web sites.” They build genuine, profitable, evergrowing businesses. And that, in turn, delivers life-changing freedom (the “It!” in Site Build It!).”

    Are you needing to working from home by choice or circumstances?

    Click here to watch videos and  see how other people are doing it.  It may also “prime the pump” of your imagination to see what You could do.

    Are you a mom wanting to stay home with your children?

    Click here to see how other moms are doing it!

    I hope this gives you some inspiration and gets the juices flowing for you! The possibilities are endless!

    And as always, I’m here for you so please call or email me if you need an extra brain to help you brainstorm the right idea for you!

    Abundantly Yours!


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    A Trillion Dollar Business!

    Trillion Dollar Business – The Wellness Revolution

    As Paul Zane Pilzer, Economist & Best Selling Author of The Next Trillion and The New Wellness Revolution, says:

    “In this decade, an additional 1 trillion dollars annually of the U.S. economy will be devoted to the ‘wellness industry’ – providing healthy people products and services to make them feel even healthier, look better, slow down the effects of aging, or to prevent diseases from developing in the first place.”

    We are living in a time where more people than ever are concerned about better health and being fit.

    This is called the Wellness Revolution.

    Gen Y – the 20-somethings – are already focused on improved health through nutritional supplementation.  This proactive generation is results-oriented and is looking for natural and effective sloutions to prevent diseases before they develop.

    Gen Xers – those in their 30s and 40s – are now raising children, and looking for nutrition sloutions that will give them the edge they need to keep up with their kids, maintain active social lives and create healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families.

    Baby boomers are also passionate about wellness and better health solutions!

    Today, more than ever, people are:

    • concerned about getting the right daily nutrition in their diet.

    • intrigued by the latest nutritional topics in the media.

    • looking for natural ways to prevent diseases and the latest epidemics like the swine flu.

    • wanting to prevent degenerative diseases like: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

    Where do you go from here?

    • Find a reputable wellness company with products that are based in nature and backed by solid science.

    • Be sure the company has longevity with a spotless record.

    • Be sure the wellness company has a simple training system.

    • Make sure the company has a fair and profitable payment system.

    • Then try their products!  It’s hard to recommend something you haven’t tried and gotten results

    for yourself!

    I’ve  found such a company that meets all these criteria. It is also:

    • Debt free

    • More than 50 years old and in over 50 countries.

    • Is proven by the USDA.

    • Licensed by the FDA.

    • Has a worldwide network of leading scientists that create the products.

    • Has partnered with the Stanford University Health Library.

    This is a great work from home business I recommend, especially if you are interested in better health. Learn more about this wellness company, their products and opportunity and see if it’s the right opportunity for you.

    Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have questions.  Together we can find the right work from home opportunity for you!

    Abundantly Yours!



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    Beach Money?

    Do you know what Beach Money is? No it’s not money you take with you to the beach. It is the most important kind of money to understand and have.

    Beach Money vs. Linear Money

    Which would you rather have if you could choose?

    Let’s define the terms.
    Linear income is money you receive from you own work.
    Linear income is a predictable income you make working for someone else. You go to work, you receive a paycheck. When you stop, it stops.

    Beach Money is all about leveraging.  You make money whether you are at the beach having fun, playing with your kids or grandkids, eating out, or doing a specific activity related to your business.
    Beach Money is leveraging off the work of others because of the work you put in previously to help them. In other words, getting paid over and over again for working one time.
    Beach Money is passive income or residual income.  It’s income that is working for you . Beach Money is like “royalty income” that keeps coming in month after month.

    Here is a diagram I learned about from Jordan Adler, author of  Beach Money
    and one of the most successful Beach Money earners I know.

    Most people live under the 90% line.  This is the group that is basically just getting by living mainly paycheck to paycheck. At times this feels like captivity and it’s hard to imagine any way out!  Then there is the group that lives in the top 3%.  This group has found financial freedom.  They can pretty much do what they want, spend what they want, and give away as much as they want.  This is the group that has found true Beach Money.

    But there is another group.  This is the 7% that has stepped over the line above the 90% and is working their way up to the 3%.
    Which group are you in? How does someone make Beach Money and become financially free? How does one make leveraged income?

    Some examples of leveraged income or beach money would be through royalties by cutting a record or writing a book. Another way is through investing in real estate. And yet another, is by learning internet and affiliate marketing. Each has it’s own pros and cons. Most of these options take talent, money to start with, or have a huge learning curve. But there is another way to make Beach Money that anyone can do without a huge financial investment, any special talent, and without a lot of foreknowledge.  And that is through network marketing.

    Who Says?
    During this time of economic uncertainty, more and more, big name people are recommending network marketing as a great way for the average person to make residual income.

    Robert Kiyosaki of the best selling series, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, says,

    “If I had to do it all over again, rather than build an old style type of business, I would have started building a network marketing business.”

    He also says that building a network marketing business….
    … is a revolutionary way to achieve wealth.
    … makes it possible for anyone to acquire great wealth.
    … is open to anyone who has the drive, determination and perseverance.

    David Bach, best selling author of  The Automatic Millionaire,
    and the Finish Rich series, is also a huge proponent of network marketing for gaining control of your finances and becoming financially free.

    Think about! Which would you rather have? Linear income that stops when you stop or Beach Money that keeps coming in month after month after month no matter if you continue to work or not?

    If you want to step over the line and head toward the 3% living with Beach Money then reach up and grab my

    5  Lessons up on the right! Then get in touch with me and we’ll make a plan together!

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    Attraction Marketing? – What’s That?

    What’s all the buzz? I’ve heard this term used a lot lately in the field of business on the internet. I’m going to break it down for you and hopefully give you a clear picture of what it is and how it is The best way to do business of any kind, anywhere.

    First let’s define our terms.
    Attraction – to arouse interest or curiosity. Also think of a magnet with a strong pull.

    Marketing – “Marketing includes identifying unmet needs; producing products and services to meet those needs: and pricing, distributing, and promoting those products and services to produce a profit.” (from Learn That website)

    Relationships before Business

    So what is Attraction Marketing? Basically, it is attracting people to You who are interested in what you have to offer. They find You. It is a switch from the old, conventional method of “chasing”, to allowing the prospective customer to come to you. It happens by attracting a growing number of people to you who are looking for what you have. By putting out lots of valuable information on the web, they find it. They get to know you, like you, and trust you. It’s the whole idea of giving something before you expect to receive anything. This creates trust and builds relationships.

    How is this Done?

    Think of yourself as a Living Magnet. Here are a few points to help you understand this concept:

    1. First, you reach out to build relationships, not make a sales pitch, in many places on the internet. You do this by getting to know people on social sites who are in the specific groups that are interested in what you have to offer.
    2. Give first. Provide valuable information on a specific topic. This is your target group or niche. This can be done by way of articles placed in strategic places, by writing a blog or website for example.
    3. They contact you or give you permission to contact them by giving you their contact information. When this happens, you have “attracted” them and they are initiating the contact. They have been pre-sold on You and what you are offering because of the good, free information you have given them.

    What Attraction Marketing Isn’t and What Attraction Marketing Is

    Here’s what it isn’t:
    • being pushy
    •persuading and convincing
    •bribing or bugging
    •pitching your product

    Here’s what it is:
    •making a friend
    •identifying with their frustrations
    •sharing your knowledge
    •advising and educating
    •solving their problem

    Attraction Marketing is great for network marketing, but it works no matter what kind of “work from home” you choose to do. Approaching your business with this mindset will help you create a profitable and successful business.

    What is your attitude? Your attitude is also what will attract or repel others. It’s not only being knowledgeable but also being a giver.

    As Bob Burg and John David Mann say in their book, The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea , “Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.”

    Attraction marketing is the most natural and enjoyable way to grow a business. Yes, it takes work but then, anything that’s worth anything takes work!

    I hope I’ve given you food for thought. Take these words to heart as you embark on your internet business and you won’t ever regret it!

    Abundantly Yours!


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    Take Inventory On You!

    Who are you and what are you all about?

    The first step in determining what you want to do at home on your computer is to take inventory on You!

    What makes you tick? What fits with your personality? What’s going to work for you in your “special” situation? Ok. Here’s what I want you to do. Go get a piece of paper and pen and jot down the answers to the questions I’m about to ask you. After you go through them you should have a pretty good idea what you might enjoy. Because whatever you do you want to have fun and enjoy it , right? Are you ready? Let’s go!

    1. What are your hobbies?

    2. What do you like to do in your spare time?

    3. What makes you really happy?

    4. What makes you sad?

    5. Do you keep a journal or write down your thoughts?

    6. Do you like to write?

    7. Do you like to talk?

    8. When you find a good restaurant or see a good movie are you excited to tell friends about it?

    9. What are your gifts and talents?

    10. What gives you a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment?

    11. When was a specific time where you felt fulfilled or when you had a big accomplishment?

    12. What are your strengths?

    13. What are your weaknesses?

    14. Are you creative or cut and dry?

    15. Are you self-disciplined or lazy?

    16. Are you a detailed person?

    17. Is the cup half full or half empty?

    18. Are you a daydreamer? (I used to get in trouble for this all the time in school as a child!)

    We’re more than half done!

    19. Are you interested in good nutrition and better health?

    20. Do you like to send people a card just because?

    21. Are you a “people person” or do you like to stick to yourself and family?

    22. Do you consider yourself a teachable person?

    23. Do you like to learn new things?

    24. Are you more of a leader or a follower?

    25. Are you patient or do you want to see results NOW?

    26. Be specific. How much money do you want to make per month? per year?

    27. Let’s be realistic. How much time do you really have? Do you have 8 – 10 hours a week you can commit to working from home? This is good for starters.

    28. Are you looking to “get rich quick” or are you willing to do the steps it takes to make honest money? ( If your answer is “get rich quick” then you are in the wrong place. There’s lot’s of scams to choose from on the internet. It ain’t here though! :) )

    29. Have you ever written down what you believe your purpose is in life? Knowing that, will give you a clearer picture of who you are.

    30. What are you passionate about?

    OK! That should keep you busy for a while! I hope that after going through these questions you have a better picture of who you are and what you might enjoy doing.

    Check back often! I have soooo much I can’t wait to share with you! My notebook is running over! I have many specific “work from home” opportunities I want to tell you about. Now that you have a better handle on You, it should be fun choosing what’s right for you!

    Remember, I’m here for you if you want to shoot me an email or give me a call!

    Abundantly yours!


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