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Are there Common Denominators?

16 Jan

MLM or Drop Shipping

I recently heard someone say that MLM and Drop Shipping were in the same category. While there are indeed some similarities they are actually different. I am going to do a short comparison for fun.
While I love MLM and the fact that it is truly one of the easiest ways to start a business from home with the least amount of upfront dollars, it is not that easy to maintain those steady high incomes unless you are a rock star with 100 customers! So, what I am saying is do not enter into MLM lightly. Expect to WORK at it every day. If you can do that, you can succeed.


Drop Shipping is Hugeness on overload since the pandemic with COVID19! So many businesses that were strictly brick and mortar are now finding that to survive they have to go online. This makes your job equally as difficult as starting out in MLM. You will have to WORK at it and make sure your ‘online store’ is attractive, easy to navigate and trustworthy. For many people who do not understand the process, this could be harder than doing a live video presentation of your MLM products.


Before we move on and do the actual comparisons another thing to consider, which applies to both MLM and Drop Shipping, in my opinion, is you have to love your products or your chosen niche! If you don’t absolutely love, love love what you do and what your products can do for others you may not survive the initial work-really-hard part.

I am talking about people who are just like you and me, not those seasoned marketers who know how to set up funnels, lead pages and up-sells ( oh how I hate upsells!) and can sell anything because they know how. NO! I am talking to you. The person who actually gives a damn.


And yes, I have tested some of these sites and boy was I disappointed in the products I got. Total junk but they knew what they were doing and they were selling boat loads of the stuff without a care about their customers or re-orders. They had no intention of sticking around long enough to get any re-orders! Well, not for that product anyway. Have you ever ordered one of those two for one kinda deals especially around Xmas time? Yup!

Let’s Get to that Comparison StuffI am going to bullet list the comparisons for each one to make it easier and a quicker read.

MLM

MLM Today
  • low cost to get started
  • no inventory to purchase or stock
  • website and back office at minimal cost
  • company ships direct to your customer
  • support offered to all customers and members
  • one time or ongoing orders…optional in a lot of cases
  • to get paid you will need to meet monthly quotas/personal orders
  • products directly related to the niche… weight loss, beauty etc.
  • you can market on social media sites as well as friends and family

Dropshipping

Dropshiping
  • low costs to get started
  • no inventory to purchase or stock unless using Amazon
  • company ships direct to your customer
  • support is offered depending on the platform you choose to use
  • monthly costs will vary depending on your chosen platforms $0 to $100 is common.
  • orders can be one time or optional
  • less product and suppliers when you have chosen one niche.
  • perfect for the NFF Club. ( no family no friends left)
  • your marketing will be targeted to your niche

Exceptions

As you can see above, they are indeed similar. The exceptions come at the end of each model and the monthly costs. I think it really comes down to you and how comfortable you are with sharing/selling your wares and what you can comfortably afford to spend as you build your business. A few good questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you comfortable with approaching your friends and family?
  • Are you good with cold calling strangers or messaging strangers about your products? They say if you are 100% IN and you love love love what your products have done for you and your customers then it should be no problem getting yourself in front of hundreds of thousands of people on social media.
  • are you cool with not taking rejection personally?
  • are you cool with building a team? Recruiting others to join you…
  • is this model affordable for a few months ( give yourself 3-6 months as you build?

If you are not, that is okay too. We are just doing the comparison model here. But if the above is really not you and you know it…like you just cannot for any amount of would be profits get in front of your phone and record a live video or do a home party, then perhaps the Drop Shipping Model is the better choice for you. So much comes down to personality and where you are most comfortable.

Here is what you can expect from Drop Shipping:

  • U will work solely on your own
  • you can join some of the Drop Shipping groups on FB for feedback as you begin
  • build out your store ( website ) at your own pace ( or have it done for you at a cost)
  • choose a niche you love to share and chat about ( a blog on your site is helpful )
  • marketing on Social Media platforms using target markets ( Facebook is great for this)
  • no monthly or weekly meetings or home parties to attend.
  • you will have to tend to your store daily…keeping an eye out for sales and products no longer available or sold out. In short, stay on top of things and make sure it is all running smoothly. A couple of hours daily should be good.
  • can I manage the monthly costs without any sales as I begin my marketing efforts with advertising & platform costs such as Shopify & Sprocket? ( at least 3-6 months )

I found that giving myself a time-line to make those sales really helps. You have a target to reach and if you are not reaching it then you have some decisions to make and some hard questions to ask yourself.

  1. Did I really give it my best shot?
  2. Did I do everything I could to make it successful?
  3. What could or should I have done differently?

These kind of questions apply to whatever your choice is. MLM, or Drop Shipping.

Is There More?

Yes, but for today I didn’t do a comparison for Direct Sales here as it is a bit different. Usually and without any pandemics in the picture, Direct Sales involves buying a kit when you sign up and a home party plan is used as the platform for sales rather than individual/one-on-one sales. This is a great way to have a home business as well, just can be a bit more costly with that kit purchase, but you may have more leeway when it comes to monthly quotas and sales. This can prove to be very helpful if you are doing your home business as a hobby or part-time.

Again, it comes down to you and your personal preferances. I hope this gave you some insight or at least a few questions to ask yourself before you begin any new adventures. Listen to your ‘gut’ and those first initial reactions when seeing a potential home business idea for the first time. Follow that lead and you will probably be right in your choice.

Please be sure to leave us a comment or a question below. We love reading your comments and a reply is always promised. Perhaps you have tried one or the other or maybe life got in the way and now you are not sure which way to come back. Did you try MLM and your sponsor ditched you? Do you find it hard to work completely on your own? Let us know. Isn’t MLM one of those Pyramid thingy’s?

And that’s what we call A WRAP for today! I Hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I did making it.


Not For Small Mindsets

3 Nov

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would want to have a home business based on Supplements. Until I saw what I saw for extended Health and better improvement of our health right now!! Let’s face it, we all get older and it appears we are also living longer so if that’s the case wouldn’t it be fun to live it at your best ever!! For me, it was a resounding YES! A big HELL YES in fact.


You see with having a disease they cannot find a cure for that goes in and out of remission and having to suffer thru excruciating pain for months at a time my antenna went up as soon as I saw this information. It is important to have the right combination of ingredients working together.

Over the Counter Big Box Store or Smaller


You might think because you take numerous supplements from a health food store or a quality brand name that is enough but I am going to suggest that may not be so. How much do all those cost you? I know that I have taken several and the costs are high! One that I have used, that is in this combo of ingredients is a bit over $40 and it doesn’t do 1/2 of what this combo does with the same product in it.


The other part of the equation that has me so excited is I have friends and acquaintances that have suffered for years with health issues they have no cure for. Yes, bandaids but nothing that truly goes deep enough actually make the ‘fix.’ I know this because I am in it and taking strong meds for pain when a flare up occurs is not the answer.


Now I have something I can share with them and others that maybe will be the answer to helping them find more quality in living their lives. I hope so with all my heart. I don’t want anyone to suffer if they don’t have to.

What am I looking forward to the most? A change in my own health and then of course the rest is like whipping cream on top of your chocolate sundae! Because there is so much more…energy, sleep, weight, mood, and living longer with purpose and the means to do so for so many is yet another layer of icing on the cake.


My new journey begins in a few short weeks as I wait for my product to arrive. Excited beyond excited to be sharing what it does or doesn’t do with you and anyone else who visits me on my blog. So if you are curious be sure to mark your calendar for the end of the month, Nov.2020 for a new and hopefully exciting post. If you know beyond doubt after seeing the video information please reach out to me and we will get you going in the right direction. It is truly something that could help someone you know or maybe even yourself.

And just so you know, I am all about the truth and what really happens. I can’t get excited and have you try something unless I can with all honesty share what it is doing for me. Just taking those 3 magic little capsules a day has made huge changes for me. You can see some of the amazing stories in my blog posts from others. I suck at taking selfies and doing the whole photoshoot thing so I hope you can read between the lines and feel my honest truths about what I believe so far are the best supplements I have ever taken. I think that is why so many have dubbed them as magic pills.

No It is Not for Everyone

No it really isn’t for everyone. Heck I was saying Nope, no way, nadda and all the rest but something happened to change my mind. What I seriously love about this business that I found is you DO NOT need to be a distributor to get the products. You DO NOT have to have an auto-ship in place every month unless you want that kind of convenience.

It is still a ground floor opportunity and we are now opening in Mexico and the Philippines as well as a few other countries. Canada, Australia and New Zealand are just a few. Living in the times we are in, with a world wide pandemic in place, having your own little home business is where you will want to be. Side hustle or more. It is always up to you and once again, that is what I love about this company.

When they make the steps as simple as 1. 2. 3. anyone can do this if they choose. Totally up to you. If you are however looking for even an extra $500 a month it is more than doable. Oh, and you don’t lose your place or have to do any of those ‘start over thingy’s’ others have each month if you don’t reach a certain limit. Yup! Been there, done that and not ever going back!!

A company who puts YOU first!!

A company who is growing so fast and all because it has changed the model of Network Marketing and MLM! How you think and view things has the potential to change so much.

When presented with a better, easier way will you stay where you are or will you change your mindset? You can’t fake it when you are passionate about what you are doing. It just won’t work…people will know!

When the Co-Founder and Founder of the company know without a doubt that those people, you perhaps, in the field sharing products are the ones responsible for making the company millions of dollars and proves it by putting it back in your pocket with the highest commissions in the industry and the simplest and strongest compensation plan in the industry today, should you want to build a team, you know you have found a company like no other.

Turning into Chatty Cathy today as this is/was not planned. OOPS. But listen, I am being 100% with you and if you are interested in starting a business or you have friends in other places please reach out to me in the comment section or send me a direct email. Just click right here and I will reply asap. If you would like the time to check it out on your own then here is my personal site where you can browse around and see how it feels. I think it is important to check stuff out…especially when online and or you don’t know the person yet.

“Thanks for being here today and do please leave a comment below! We would love to hear from you. Have an awesome kinda day…..

A Scam…Pyramid THINGY!

27 Aug

Have you ever heard that MLM is a Scam, a Pyramid and isn’t/cannot be profitable for anyone in 2020? Well…They lied to you.


Here’s the catch; it just got more competitive and needs a little more smartness. And a whole lot of those MLM networking companies are getting some of that smartness. There is nothing Scammy about Multi-Level Marketing! Only the way it is presented. And the best part is some, very few actually, are starting to get it right. YES! Finally, a few are getting it!


Not having to build a team that is 100 legs wide and 50 deep AND for sure not having to “sign up” just to use the products! Heck NO to that! And what about some decent commissions coming at you? How many times have you tried this MLM kind of stuff only to find yourself on the losing end? I have and the biggest dilemma was the monthly required $$ costs to keep on going and the number of people you needed on your team, working as hard as you to even see a few dollars never mind break even. Yup. AND you start over every pay period or month? Like what the blank is that?


But here’s the thing. Once you get this in your blood, working from home, and especially if you are a social person who loves working with people, interacting, and helping others succeed then it is hard to walk away forever! You might take a break from it like myself and others did, but eventually, if you keep you are open-minded the right company and product will appear.


Before we go any further, I recently read a book that I highly recommend, especially if you have been like me and tried and tried and tried then just said, nope. Quitting on this model now, let’s try a different route. I want to share a short caption about Network Marketing and what it really is all about.


Here is a short excerpt from Jordan Adler’s “Beach Money”: Creating your dream life through network marketing. His book is available on Amazon in the kindle version as well as hard books. It is one of the most compelling and down to earth books I have read and I promise you, you will see yourself as you begin reading. I did so I know you will.


The Excerpt


“I have been around the networking profession for years and I have never seen any ONE person build a large team on his or her own. I have seen many people find a few people and over time turn that group into thousands. When thousands of people each set out to find one or two people each month that can create substantial growth and income!”


“I don’t know when momentum started for me. It might have started when I signed up my first “business builder”, or when I decided to be a leader or the day that ten people joined my team, or when my monthly check exceeded $10,000 for the first time. Or it may have happened when I was recognized for having a monthly pay increase of $3,000, or when my annual income exceeded $1 million.”


And that friends, is from Jordan Adler, who just kept on keeping on! His 12th company!! So if you have doubts or can’t imagine this happening for you, I think you should get his book(s). Personally, I have seen many doing this and I just happen to be on a team that is leading the company and my upline is seeing $30,000 months! For real. So if they can, I CAN and so CAN YOU!! ( And just so you know, because I thought that at first…they brought in a huge team from another company, but I was wrong! It is momentum and consistency!) And now you know the other reason I get so excited about what could be for you and me!

My Eyes Opened Wide

It did for me and I want to prove to you that it still works. Actually, I want to not only prove to you that the system is not totally flawed but that there are products that actually do exactly what they say and they are working not for just a handful, but hundreds of people. I will share a couple of those with you here in another post very soon. Oh, what the heck…let’s see just one awesome change shall we?


What is really important for me is that It works for me! I just can’t in all honesty be promoting something that doesn’t! It is like you need to see it first hand and then you know. That is just who I am and I guess for me it is just more important than the $$’s I could make if I was pretending. And yes, I have tried a few, and pretending wasn’t something I felt good about. Hopefully, you feel the same!


By the way, being skeptical is a good thing too. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! It is always best to err on the side of caution. I have jumped in with both feet thinking the water was deep enough only to find out very quickly that I had made an error.
What I know for a fact, are the products I am standing behind today do work. They are bloody amazing in so many areas of getting your body back into a healthier state. And for me, that is huge as I have had some major health issues to deal with.

While my supplements are not necessarily helping directly with those two major issues there are other things happening that I am over the moon happy about. I seriously cannot make any medical claims but let’s just say I have never felt this good in years! You can check out that part of what happened to me that brought my life as I knew it crashing down around me in my other posts in the Blog Roll.


But Here I Go Again getting all excited and ahead of myself. This post was to be only about MLM and those that think the Pyramid is such a terrible thing and all MLM’s are bad or scams. Speaking of a Pyramid did you know it is one of the longest and strongest standing structures in the world? And here is another way of looking at this so-called-pyramid everyone is afraid of.

How Easy is this M.L.M. Stuff?…It’s NOT


You will need the PPC’S…Patience Persistence & Consistency but it is the most rewarding experience EVER!!
Another way to look at this is through the eyes of the person looking to create an income/ business from home with little to no capital to invest. I covered some of this in an earlier post, you can read it here * Network Marketing, and specifically Multi-Level-Marketing, is the easiest and least expensive of any venture to start from home. So as to having money to start, this is easiest by far.


You don’t have to make your own website or buy a domain name with hosting to do this. You don’t have to create the products you sell or find someone to make them. It has all been done for you. Do you need to take specific training to do this? Nope! It is set up so that anyone can do this and anyone can succeed. The two biggest factors to failing in MLM, in my opinion, are:

  1. Our Govt’s are structured in this fashion
  2. The store that you buy your groceries at is this structure.
  3. Our school system is the same….

And I could go on and on, but here is the thing. In all systems, there is one (usually just one) head person or figure at the top. Let me ask you a question? Does the janitor of the school get paid the same as the Principle? No. Does that same janitor have the same responsibility as the Principle and is the janitor held accountable for what goes on with students and the staff in the school?

No. Right, and that is why the principle gets paid more.


Take a minute and watch this video. It is short and sweet and explains things so much better than I can when it comes to network marketing and scams or pyramids. https://youtu.be/zZiw15VgWoI

1. How the company’s marketing plan is structured and how and how much they pay you.

2. The products. Quality over quantity! They must work for others. They must help someone.


In my humble opinion, the products must work and they must help someone. This is paramount to success along with your mindset and getting the help promised from the person who sponsored you!! Too many complicated things can get in the way and then you can’t figure out for the love of money why you seem to be going in circles. Simplicity in your marketing, sincerity in your voice, and sharing results and honest to goodness leadership is all that is really needed in any network marketing company.

If you can do Simple then you can do this! Can you follow three steps?
  1. Use your products
  2. Share results ( a picture speaks a thousand words)
  3. Follow Up!

Who wants to see another one of those that speaks a thousand words? I thought you might. This is just in a few short months and the only addition was water. And this is actually just the icing on the cake for so many. If you want to see more just shoot me a note via an Email or in the comments.

Who Pays Out 50% Commissions?

What Are You Nuts?

I know of only one so far that is actually paying a commission on the actual real dollar that your customer spends. Not on the Cv or PV or BV or whatever it is called in your back office. But the actual dollar! How does 50% sound? I know, unheard of. And we are talking on the actual dollar spent!!

Here is an example; Let’s say you have a customer and their product purchase is $100.00. You would get paid $50.00 every time your customer purchases! Every time! Not just that first order. Pretty huge I would say.


And another is the Binary pay plan. Now, these can get downright complicated and that is scary for a lot of folks and I get that. I personally prefer simple as learning those pay plans was never my strongest suit. I just love people and finding products that seriously work and can help them with so much more than just health. But this one, the one I chose, has only two legs! One right and one left with a bunch of bonus plans in-between. I am in heaven!!…and it gets better!


Now, how about getting paid every WEEK!! And you don’t have to do a re-start back to day one!! You just keep on keeping on. That is how many companies are structured. I know, I was in one. This is the kind of ‘New structure’ I am talking about when it comes to Network Marketing and MLM.

And last but not least, you can just be just a customer if you choose! You do not, I repeat you do not have to sign up or be on some auto-ship thingy to get and use the products. I have a good friend that didn’t want to do the business building part and when I told her she didn’t have to and that she was in complete control of her orders she said: “That sure doesn’t sound like an MLM!”

Here is where it is happening


And one last little piece of advice if you are in network marketing now or looking to get started is that you make sure you are not relying on others to make it or break it and stop doing everything for them! Instead, teach them some simple steps and then rely on YOU and YOU only.

It is a known fact that people will join you, but the chance that they have the same dreams and goals you have are slim. So, the smartest thing you can do is be the guide and set an example.


Showing how and keeping it as simple


It is a challenge, there is no doubt about that. You will have days that are over-the-moon exciting and you will have days that drag you down. BUT, if you love your products and you know you have something that is going to change lives then you just get yourself back up, dust off what is dragging you down, and keep on keeping on!


Like I said earlier. This is in your blood! You will I’m sure, have a love/hate relationship with it, but my guess is that LOVE comes out on top every time! Not happy with where you are at or perhaps you are not experiencing what you had hoped for with your products or choice of company?…then my friend, CHANGE IT! You are only a failure if you quit altogether and choosing a new path is not quitting…it is taking care of business!


Wishing you the very best in all that you do. Leave me some love in the comments or reach out if you would like to know more about what has me so excited about Network Marketing again.


Now, that’s a wrap for me today…

Merry C

Are You Making Big Mistakes

25 Aug

It is Not Rocket Science

After a few years of frustration and feeling pretty bloody stupid, I came to realize that it doesn’t matter if I am working in my stilettos or my cuddle-me-close house pants!   What matters is You and Me telling it like it really is!  Not what someone else wants us to be or believe to be true because they said so!!

I am hoping to break down the simplicity of doing a home business because as it sits right now too many of us overthink the thunk and end up doing nothing more than being more confused.  Yes, they do want you to believe that it takes a ‘secret’ formula or that you have to pay more than your base pay allows you to learn the ‘right way’ to do it.

I am going to break that myth into small pieces because what you don’t need to be successful online are:

  1. Expensive Guru training
  2. Fancy Websites
  3. A product of your own to sell

What Can You Help People Do?

I think we miss this too often or we get started in the right direction to help, our intentions are good, BUT unfortunately, this can change and quickly if you are following the advice of some of the not so ‘savory’ boys and girls we see online.  I really cannot stress this enough…always keep your third eye open and listen carefully to your instincts. 90% of the time you and your instincts are right!

Now, should you encounter any of these not so savory characters, gracefully get yourself on out of there and do not return!!  It is all part of your online learning experience and I for one wish it was anything but that!  One thing about learning the hard way is you are now more aware and your cautionary red flags will rise much quicker than before.  Pay attention.  It is your journey and yours to be accountable for.

Truth is A Good Thing

I struggled with this, the truth, a lot. I saw so many wonderful stories of rags to riches and other stories that were all dressed up with nothing but fluff and cotton candy to draw you in.  In actual fact not all of that is necessary. But we still see it. Please don’t get me wrong because there are some of the most credible people, amazing leaders who did indeed come from nothing. But they tell their ‘story’ just a bit different and a whole lot more humbly.

We think we don’t know what we know and that is what gets us in trouble in the first place.  Read that again. Now, stop second-guessing yourself and just do it. Listen to your ‘gut’. ( speaking of which, did you know that ‘gut health’ is paramount to losing or shedding a few of those ‘extras’ that show up on the scale? And Yogurt, I do love my yogurt…can be bigger than you know when it comes to that silly scale.) more later

Procrastination can also be huge in anything we do and when it comes to starting your own home business, it is just that for a whole lot of us. At least for me, it was. I also thought I needed to be learning and learning and learning more before moving forward or actually doing it. I thought I had to learn to do it right…you know, more like make it perfect before it could possibly work. What I didn’t know was none of that is necessary to be successful.

Yes, you do need some knowledge but not like I was telling myself, signing up for courses to teach me things I thought I needed before I could even start! The thing about this kind of thinking is it fits right into that procrastination mode so nicely. I had a perfect excuse to not do, what was in my heart. Why? I was afraid. Some Self Sabotage I am sure but mostly I was afraid of what ‘people’ would say or think. I needed to get out of MY OWN WAY and GET OVER MYSELF!

I seriously needed a kick in the ‘booty’! I needed to believe in myself and get over the past mistakes or past experiences that just didn’t pan out. I learned and I grew from my choices so it was time to dust it off, shake it off and get on with making everything possible. Has this ever happened to you?

A Short Story

I heard this little story recently. We will call it The Ant and The Elephant

The Ant is walking to the East while the Elephant is walking to the West. The Elephant is a lazy dude and just strolling along at a snails pace while the Ant is feverishly hustling along and determined to get where he is going as quickly as he can.

But no matter how hard or fast the little Ant walks he is not getting closer to the East and he just can’t understand why. The Elephant meanwhile is getting closer to his destination in the West. The little Ant is so perplexed.

Your conscious mind is the Ant and your Sub-conscious mind is the Elephant. If they are not aligned, no matter what you say or do it won’t ever happen the way you want it to you. You will never ever reach your target.

The Real Story Behind the Story…the Ant is on the Elephant‘s back! (A Simple analogy of what happens in our minds. )

What is your GOAL? What is your #1 DREAM?

Do you have a plan? Do you have a dream of more? If you do, you are further ahead than a lot of people. Too often we are afraid of the unknown or we just plain don’t know what we want. We’ve been so busy doing what everyone else has told us we want we forgot about the most important person in the equation. YOU! ME!

We are all vulnerable to what others have taught us, right or wrong, we still do it. You may decide to become something, anything just to prove you are good enough. Problem is you are proving this to the wrong people/person. The only person that you need to prove anything to is yourself! Not so easy when you have been taught a different story.

Well, today is the day you can change anything you want. The mind is greater than we can imagine and nope, I didn’t believe it entirely either…that is until recently when all my ‘trying’ started to fall into play.

What I do know is, If you have an idea and it doesn’t go away it usually means you should act on it. At least do some digging and find out more and then make a decision. Having more than one source of income is the ‘norm’ today and actually in most cases is much needed. My favs when you are just starting out are:

  • Network Marketing…still one of the easiest and least costly
  • Affiliate Marketing...again easy to set up, no products but there will be costs that you won’t see coming.
  • DropShipping or E-commerce is very popular and many avenues to pursue. My second personal fav. Make sure you can spare a few hundred to get rolling.

Each of the above is relatively low cost to get started and there is a lot of help available as you learn your way. If you love people and love to help others chances are network marketing is going to be for you. It is more hands on, yes even if done only online you will play a role in others success stories.

Make sure you can enjoy and have fun with whatever you do and treat your Business as a Business! Seriously. Too many don’t. Try thinking of it like you are going to your job-job and set boundaries and work hours. Be consistent. Everything counts, big and small.

*****Note Network Marketing is also known as relationship marketing, Direct Sales, attraction marketing, and a whole bunch more. They are all the same and they are 100% legitimate. If you question whether it is one of those “pyramid thingys” then darlin’ you are probably in the wrong place. Sorry. And just to clarify a bit further, the Pyramid is one of the strongest and longest-standing structures in the world! Says a lot doesn’t it?

And just in case you need a bit more ‘truth’ here is an awesome book to read that you may just see yourself in. I know I did! The author is Jordan Adler and his book is “Beach Money” and yes, you can get it in your Kindle or Kindle reader for like $9.99. The best $9.99 you will spend…that is a promise!

If you have something in mind but still are not sure which you are better suited for, please leave me a comment and I will be very happy to help. The key ingredient to anyone’s success is…Never Stop Trying!

Wishing you an Awesome Day and keep moving towards your Goals!

and that’s a wrap…

Merry C.

P.S. remember to leave a comment if you enjoyed my post today. We love it that happens.

Do You Have a Dream?

2 Jul

Persistence, tenacity, grit—whatever you want to call it, if you are reading this post today, you probably have some of that! When you have a dream, and it has your name attached to it that is a sure sign you know you can feel there is more to this life you are living and you want some of it.


I can remember feeling that many times in my own life, only to be told “who do you think you are” so I shelved the idea deep into my sub-conscious mind. There is so much more, and I am sure like so many others, even perhaps you, trauma, injury, abusive situations but that will be another story time. Survivors.

That feeling of “more”, it kept re-appearing over the years and there were those times that success happened and was over the moon incredible. With success can also come a falling out. In my one case it was with one company changing ownership and then unfortunately going out of business. It happens. Where the true grit comes in is how you deal with that and move forward.

Not everyone deals with this the same way. You just keep on keeping on at your own pace searching for what feels right for you.

And of course the problem is not everyone is equipped with the right mindset…not your fault. You were never taught the ‘how’ of that part of life. It can actually take years for many and for others, it can be faster. But I can tell you right now, when YOU are ready it can happen and it can be in the blink of an eye. Yes, for real. Oh, you will still have work to do but if you have had even an inkling of your first encounter and what it will feel like everyday of the rest of your life. If you are persistent, that one encounter can keep you searching for more so don’t lose sight of it.


Results can and do happen in record time when you focus on the inner game. All these experiences you had left an imprint on you… which over the years stacked up…and could be the reason why you weren’t able to attract whatever it is you needed or are desiring to attract into your life.


Within your core, you have a powerful energy that has no limitations and knows no boundaries. But it does require you to work at it, yes. That is a must-do. Here is what happened when I was finally ready and the “feelings” I experienced were nothing short of mind-boggling. It was one of those…BOOM!! moments.


Two Words Is All You Need…”I CHOOSE”


It was while I was reading a book written by Natalie Led well one of the creators of Mind Movies that it happened. It was late, and I had been trying to ‘get into’ it and finish it up. It was like magic. I have no other words to describe what happened in the next 30 min. or days right after but it happened. The book was very compelling as it told a story that could have been any one of us.
But, and it was a pretty big but here, I knew if I was going to get anything from reading this or listening to the other L.O.A. coaches I had to do something first. So I made a decision. I said only three words. I CHOOSE HAPPINESS. That was it. And then as I was drifting off to sleep I remember thinking What If


What if this terrible disease I had been given was no longer present in my body. What if I could reverse everything that had happened in the last 7 years and the 8 before that leading up to all this? WHAT IF! And what happened in the next few minutes has stayed with me and it was so bloody magical I still get all tangled up in a knot!


I started to imagine what it would be like and it felt so real. I could see it and I could feel it. Yes, I actually imagined and felt what it was going to be like. I mean really felt it. So, when you are hearing about the Laws of Attraction and manifesting in your life please know that it is real. Can I say I am in complete and total remission from all…not yet but there are others that can and have.


One is a short story about a man who was badly injured and they said his foot must be amputated. It was so badly damaged it would never function properly nor would he ever be able to walk or stand on it like normal again. It did not happen overnight…things like that seldom do, but it did happen. To this day you cannot tell he was so badly injured and mangled that the Dr. thought his only recourse was amputation. But he was determined.


What did he do? He started visualizing in his mind every day that his foot was healed and back to normal where he could walk and stand and use it just like anyone else with two feet. I believe he visualized it by looking at his good foot first and then seeing the other as that foot. Fully functional. Remarkable? Yes, and there are more stories just like this. Thank you Mary Morrissey for sharing so many wonderful stories of recovery, including your own.

From This Point Things Started to Shift


Now, I have to back up just a wee bit for the rest to make sense. You see, I had been searching for something better in my life for awhile. The L.O.A( Law of Attraction) was not new to me but the way I started to hear it certainly was. For the longest time, every time I had tried to do this ‘stuff’…I will call it ‘stuff’ for at that point it was just stuff and I was not happy with my results or lack of any I guess. I actually started to believe it was ME. I wasn’t good enough and that is why it wouldn’t work.


Little did I know it was not my fault nor even the ‘teacher’! There was just a whole lot that was missing from what they were teaching and a lot of coercing from too many with phone calls for your money. That did not sit well with me. So I set it aside for years thinking it was all probably just a money grabber. I was so wrong about so much.


It took listening to one man, the man I actually thought was just like all the rest but as it turned out, wasn’t, and me really hearing what he said. I was in tears of both joy and a bit of overwhelm because of what I thought was true for so many years, wasn’t true at all. It was like getting hit over the head with something very heavy! THUD!


Bob Proctor is the man of the hour and it was this man that finally started the ball rolling for me. Now I couldn’t possibly afford his seminars or coaching classes being offered so I started following and listening to everything he had that was available free. I was determined and I knew going about it this way was the long hard way, but I had to try. I didn’t have the funds for one of those big seminars…yes even the ones that are virtual can be costly. I get that, and I made a decision to do the best I could at this time. Something was telling me ‘the best is yet to come’


I wanted a home business that I could do just from home and online if I chose. But I didn’t trust my own judgment anymore. I felt like such a loser for trying so many things but nothing seemed to pan out the way it was supposed to, or I lost my ‘mojo’ along the way. I felt like a huge failure and soon started to NOT trust my own judgment to make the right choices. But even with all that, I just couldn’t NOT try. I had to keep on keeping on…


I wrote on a piece of paper that I was grateful that the perfect home business that was coming my way…then I tucked it away. I practiced with a few affirmations and goals, AND THEN IT HAPPENED! A friend I trusted reached out to me with an opportunity she was looking at and asked if I would like to see it. I hesitantly said OK and went to have a look.

The REST OF THE STORY….

Taking Action


I had totally said in my mind and I was very adamant, I might add, that I was not going to ever EVER try any form of network marketing…attraction marketing, relationship marketing, direct sales or network marketing…they are actually all the same in case you didn’t know, ever again. Not because I didn’t think it was a good avenue for a home business, because it actually is one of the top, for the least amount of dollar outlay. No, it was because I truly believed I sucked at it and it would have to be something I loved and knew was working for me first as well as others.


I had been approached by so many, probably you have too, and I tried so many but when the products you are selling don’t work for you how can you possibly be excited and feel good about sharing with others? When it came to me, I couldn’t. So nope, no more to M.L.M. And especially no to supplements. “I had a bit of an attitude.”


So, can you just imagine my face when I saw what my friend was sharing with me? You really probably can’t and may I say the biggest surprise was on me!!

I trusted her, I trusted everything I had been learning from Nat and Bob…but the biggest surprise came when I said yes. Everything about what she was showing me felt right. There was no question in my mind and no strong pull to run in the other direction. It was the total opposite to what I would have expected to do. Taking action was the next step and that was easy after seeing what is below.


With so many people sharing pictures of their journey so far and telling their personal stories it was/is incredible. And you know what they say. A picture is worth a thousand words and pictures don’t lie! Here’s your sneak peek of a couple I would like to share that touched my heart in a very big way. The first set is a 3 month or 90-day time frame.

So Much More to this Sneak Peek!

Yes, it catches your attention almost immediately but there is so much more than just the weight loss! It is the ‘icing on the cake’ so-to-speak as these natural supplements ( just 3 a day) do so much more. How many times have you looked in the mirror and hated what you saw looking back at you? How many times have you wanted to change that image but just got lost in the shuffle of having to change so much just to even get started?

I knew that one.

When I read what others were saying in the private group that was created for sharing it was blowing me away. Some of the stories touched my heart. It is about so much more…and there are many more so I will share a few more along with my own in another post. If you are curious or would like to see more drop me a note in the comments or send an email and I will be sure to get you an invitation so you can see more. ( and don’t worry, you can’t be anything but be a ‘looky-loo‘ in the group) We have some cool rules in place for you. 1. You can’t buy anything 2. You can’t sign up either!

What I truly love so much is the reality and the time frame. No one is making those huge overnight success claims-to-fame and when you see so many with similar results for weight and sleep, mood, energy, and focus you know there is something very special going on.

Now, as I finish up today, I would like to share something a friend said to me. She was interested in the products for herself and she was worried that she had to sign up as she was not into the business aspect and wondered if this was even possible. When I explained that she was in complete control and there was no REQUIRED auto-ship as so many have, and no you don’t have to sign up in order to use the products she was impressed. Her own words…” sure doesn’t sound like an M.L.M. or network marketing company!”

And there is a good reason for that! It is because it is NOT LIKE ANY OTHER M.L.M. OR NETWORK MARKETING COMPANY OUT THERE.

You have to see it with your own eyes to believe it. I have seen a lot of others, tried some, failed miserably at some, and this is the truth! I have not seen another with this kind of simple pay plan and structure for building a team and earning some extra income. And the products are so simple and so affordable for what you get.

And with that said, I wouldn’t be doing a very good job if I didn’t suggest you go ahead and have a look with your own pretty little eyes. So, just click right here, or as I mentioned earlier, send me an email or leave a comment below. I would love to offer you an invitation to our private group so you can see more of the same results. Either way, you are 100% safe from any obligation. The choice is always yours.

My goal is to reach out and help you to see that there is more and it can be done. It isn’t every day something this epic shows up in your life. Not into a side hustle? No problem there. The choice is yours. Do you make the changes or do you make the excuses?

Honesty and trust are my priority as I share this with you. Reach out in the comments below or just go ahead and send me an email I love getting real mail, I mean who doesn’t. We can get acquainted and then go from there.

And that’s a wrap for today…

Today is the First Day

27 Jun
  • Why I chose this particular path & why I am sharing my Journey with you…
  • What I am passionate about, what makes me so excited people think I am just being sales y or spam-my, and what my true mission is.


There are two parts to every story is what we are so often told. And it usually rings very true. So, as in other stories mine has two parts as well. It has been a long journey just reaching this point. That point where I am ready to share, and in doing so re-write MY STORY. Redefining my future self and stop the cycle of spinning in circles.

Today is the First Day Of the Rest of My Life

It has been a bitter sweet 17 years struggling to find some sort of ‘normal’. I refused to not be that ‘normal’ and I think that may have played a huge role in me finding a way to move forward, perhaps one more, or one last time. So, why would I share my story with you?

Because we so to often judge a book by it’s cover alone without even flipping one page. We look at what we see on the outside and make a decision based on what, an assumption? I don’t want to ever do that again, nor do I want you to do that.

We need to be kinder and gentler with others for we don’t know their story. We don’t know that perhaps something terrible just happened in their life. Instead we assume. If I didn’t share what was and had happened to me you might just assume I was another one of “those network marketers” trying to sell you something or getting you to join my pyramid scheme thingy!! Of course you would. It is in our nature to assume or have doubts. We have grown up with this…media, internet, parents who didn’t know different and it goes on.

Don’t misunderstand. It is healthy to be skeptical, especially when it comes to the internet and joining things. But being skeptical and assuming are two different things.

You could assume that my world was all rosy and bright and that I could or would never be able to understand or have empathy with anyone else who has gone thru any kind of crisis. Yup, a little normal in today’s world. Or you could just be skeptical about the truth behind the words.

What else is normal is hiding what is really happening. Sometimes it’s because it is too painful for you to share and sometimes it’s because you think you are less than other people because you have an illness or disability. Like you are not worthy of having or being or doing more with your life so you settle.


I don’t think you or I are the only ones who ever felt shame and guilt around having your feet knocked out from under with no warning. ( for me, literally) It is easy to point that finger inward and cry out to God asking what did I do that was so so bad? It’s easy to find yourself depressed and lonely and that is why I am for the first time sharing my story…Hell, I am re-writing my story for whatever time I have left. And, if it helps even one person go beyond what is happening in their life then it is so so worth being this vulnerable.

Part One


And the other half of that is I want everyone to know that you have it inside YOU to change anything you want in your life. Will it be easy? Probably not but if you can rise above what you see and feel and paint a new picture of what your life can be then you can achieve it. Others have…I am…and that means so can you.


I felt it and it was REAL. Seriously real.

No it doesn’t matter what your age is…you can be 20 or 30, 50 or even 60 or 70++. Don’t let anyone and for sure don’t let your mind tell you it cannot be done or you cannot have and be more if that is what you want for your life. I am here to tell you, YOU CAN!! Don’t let any underlying beliefs you might have limit you or hold you back from your ‘MORE’! Big things are coming. Because they are… if you say so. You just have to say so.


No matter what has happened to you in the past, or what pain and challenge you’re going through now, you CAN live a life you absolutely LOVE living. It’s not always easy, but it can be that SIMPLE. All you really need is You really, really wanting it and then keeping it simply simpler.

And that’s a wrap…

Mindset The Choice Is Yours

26 Jun


I can remember feeling that many times in my own life. It started as a young woman. A teen actually, only to be told “who do you think you are” so I shelved my dreams deep into my sub-conscious mind. It kept re-appearing over the years and there were those times that success was over the moon incredible. What an amazing feeling.

With that also came a falling out with the company changing ownership and then unfortunately going out of business. It happens. Where the true grit comes in is how you deal with that and move forward. But the truth is those feelings you had, the success and the bright lights…they don’t ever go away entirely. Almost like someone tugging at your sleeve.

Do You or Have You Felt Like You’re Not Good Enough?


I did and it is hard to admit you were playing a role that you didn’t enjoy playing! That is almost a victim role but if you are like I was, you don’t even know you are doing it. Too often we settle and we buy into what someone else has told us about US! How do they know so much about us anyway? Or it could be as in my case, a double whammy hit with not one but two health issues that literally knocked me off my feet.


I have shared the first part of my story, and for the first time in an earlier post, https://healthtowealthlifestyle.com/my-world-changed/ And the second half is up and coming here very shortly. One of the reasons I am sharing is because we have the power within us to change how we think and feel and consequently how we go about living no matter what the situation.

Easy? Hell NO! But so possible and so real. Keep an open mind and follow your own dream. After all it is yours and yours alone! Not too often do you see someone else with the identical dream.


Entrepreneurship can feel like an impossible dream. You can become an expert in a lot of things, but self doubt isn’t one where you want to to become an expert. Why? Because everybody and anybody can become a successful entrepreneur. If you’ve ever doubted yourself, STOP. You can wait your entire life for some magical moment or transformation…or you can take the necessary steps to change it up now.


It is called Mindset or a Mind Shift and I know you have seen or read about this as it seems to be all over social media. But the truth is it really is that simple. You must first CHOOSE to take the first step and re-program your thoughts. You may not have a passion or a purpose, or you may think you need one to be successful but the truth is anyone can be an entrepreneur. If you sell anything to anyone a product or a service or?? then you have that in your blood. You just need to know it, simplify it and believe it. Believe in you!
And here is another **foot note. If you are doing a side hustle or home business in network marketing and you know you have something very special then for heaven’s sake share it because if you don’t someone else is going to!! Just make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. The value you can offer others is far greater than those feelings of self doubt that may be nagging at you from behind.

Think of yourself as being a part of someone’s solution especially if what you have is something you believe in.


The Best Parts of a Home Business


You can then use your weekend or weekday off if you have one of those too, and after hours to start your little business. Then, as you learn more and find ways to monetize, ( sometimes you have to do whatever it takes when you believe in something) you can then slowly wind back your days. Or you could have a normal career and a side business for diversity.


I believe in what I have because of the results I am seeing for myself as well as what others are seeing. That I am doing whatever it takes. I cleaned out some of my gardens as we had so much rain my plants were getting SO big so, I invented my “She Shed” and have been selling beautiful plants to some local people, over-delivering I hope, and making enough money to keep me active as I build my team.

Now that is honesty and probably I should just be telling you what a rock star I am and that I am making money hand over fist, but that is not the way it ever starts out, nor is it my truth. I believe in being upfront and honest. If I can’t be honest then how can I ask anyone to trust me.

Yes, everything takes time…health to wealth is a journey and a new lifestyle that I am loving.
If you would like to know more then it would be my pleasure to share that with you and if not, that is okay too. We should be able to support each other no matter what direction or where our journey’s take us as individuals.

Always, always remember what is right for you is not always going to be right for someone else. Respect that and your friendships will grow.

Getting & Holding onto the Right Mindset


And of course the problem is not everyone is equipped with the right mindset either and I hear it is not your fault. You were never taught the ‘how’ of that part of life. It can actually take years for many and for others, it can be faster. But I can tell you right now, when YOU are ready it happens and it can be in the blink of an eye. Yes, for real. Oh, you will still have work to do but if you had your first encounter you know what it will feel like everyday of the rest of your life if you are persistent.


Results can and do happen in record time when you focus on the inner game. All these experiences you had left an imprint on you… which over the years stacked, and stacked, and stacked, one on top of the other…and could be why you weren’t able to attract whatever it is you needed or are still desiring to attract into your life.
At your core, you are an incredibly powerful energy being that has no limitations and knows no boundaries. But work at it, yes. That is a must do.

Here is what happened when I was finally ready and the “feelings” I experienced were nothing short of mind boggling. It was one of those BOOM! moments…to be continued in another post.

and that’s a wrap for today