Dry and bitter…

No, that is not my attitude!  Although I realize I have been gone for a minute, I am actually hydrated and sweet!  But the weather outside is frightful, dry, and you guessed it, bitter cold!  Some folks love the winter months and I normally do until we hit single digits, especially for more than one day!  We even got snow-in Georgia-in December.  That just doesn’t happen.

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I grew up in the south where December may still yield short sleeves and flip flops so when we got over a foot of snow before Christmas I was in shock!  And even worse than dealing with our power going out and the endless amount of wet clothes the kids kept throwing off is the extreme dry skin!

I normally have oily skin so if my skin gets dry, you know the air is bone dry.  Weird how cold wetness can make the air feel so dry!  But as you burn fires and run the furnace indoors, that sucks the moisture right out of the air!  So how to you combat it?  I mean, we can’t have dry skin because dry skin leads to premature wrinkles and who needs that?

A non-drying cleanser with no soap and no alcohol is a great start.  This is my favorite here.  Then, this is a great time for a gentle but regular exfoliating to keep any dry flaky skin at bay.  I love this daily scrub and it is very gentle but definitely creates a soft smooth face!  Plus, a good exfoliation only aides in the use of treatments and moisturizers.  These items can get soaked up by dry or dead skin before making it to your face so exfoliation is double important!

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After a soft cleanse, I have switched up my routine to the Power Serum to help not only even tone and minimize pores but to give my treatments and moisturizer a boost!  I am loving the Advanced Wrinkle Corrector right now because while most products don’t do double-duty, this does!  It acts as a clinical treatment AND a moisturizer all in one jar!  And to be so awesome, it’s not harsh and doesn’t have a terrible medicine smell!

Of course the whole routine is complete with the Eye Lift Pro to keep my lids lifted and those crows feet at bay!  I hope you are staying warm and enjoying the weather like I am, from inside by the fireplace with some hot coffee early and chilled wine later!  Maybe if I change it to a margarita I can pretend I’m at the warm beach??

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I don’t know anyone…

I always hear from people I discuss my business with that it is so great for me but they don’t have time, which I hit on before, but also that they don’t anyone who would buy from them.  I felt the same way when I started, but I also was prepared to find new people who needed awesome products so I didn’t let it stop me.

But what I quickly realized is the people I knew already did, in fact, want to buy from me!  Most were crazy excited when I mentioned my new venture and jumped all over it!  So, I was pleasantly surprised to have a built-in customer base!  I was so afraid they would think I was being salesy or pushy that I didn’t immediately mention it to those I saw regularly but thanks to my sister, everyone found out!  So while I intended to find strangers to sell to, my friends and coworkers ended up buying a good bit so I was doing much better than expected because I completely didn’t count on those extra sales!

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Everyone has friends that want to help them.  Case in point-a good friend of mine that has bought from me since my very first order, as well as brought me tons of referrals over the years, always told me she just liked helping me out when I would mention starting her own business.  And I certainly enjoyed those orders and all her help!  But recently, she made a comment that opened a door to discuss the opportunity again.  Long story short, she joined the next day!  I was so excited for her and knew she would do so great, but she was concerned she wouldn’t hit her first incentive goal because there was only one week until her order day.  I told her she will at least double what she brought to me normally and she looked at me like I was crazy, which is totally fair!  But I explained that the folks she brings me orders for don’t personally know me, they just like the product and know she can get to me.  But the moment she goes to the same group of people and announces she is now the rep, her friends and family will be so excited for her and want to help her that they will end up placing more orders than normal.  She still thought I was crazy but said she would let her friends know.  The week passed and she didn’t double the normal orders she brought to me…SHE TRIPLED THEM!!  The sheer joy on her face and the pride she had in herself was amazing to witness.  Moments like that make me proud to do what I do.  So, moral of the story, everyone knows someone and if you have friends, you will have customers!  When the fee is $25, what exactly do you have to lose??  Go start now here!

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No Time for That

I think it’s fair to say we are all guilty of spewing the ole, “I don’t have time for that,” line, especially when being asked to do something we don’t want to do.  But from time to time, I have to evaluate what I am doing that leaves me with such little time.  For instance,  I told hubby I didn’t have time to put the laundry away, I was just swamped.  However, as I replay the day in my head I recall scrolling FB for quite some time after making my necessary calls and texts in the morning….

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I hear people constantly saying they need extra money, but when I approach them with my fabulous opportunity the most used rejection is, “I don’t have time for that.”  Those same people continue to complain about their financial situation while also posting on FB how they binge watched three seasons of their new favorite show in two days and send me requests for extra lives on games I didn’t even know existed.  I get it, those games are addictive and that is exactly why I don’t play them!  I have folks say they don’t have time for a skincare regimen.  Well, it takes all of a minute to wipe your makeup off with our wipes and another minute to throw on some moisturizer but hey, if you want to deal with the deep wrinkles later because you didn’t want to head to bed a few minutes early, that’s ok, we have a cream for that, too!

I began my business while I was working a FT job and my kids were one and five.  Yes, I had to fit it into an already hectic schedule, but at the time we needed a little extra for bills so I made it work.  Over time, the business turned into something so much more for me.  It became an opportunity to not only be home with my children, but continue to contribute to my household financially.  Eventually, with some planning, scheduling, and lots of great people along the way I left that job.  Now, do not mistake the term “work from home” as “chilling at the crib”.  I still have to work, I just get to do it when I want.  And when I say work I mean talk on the phone with friends while collecting their orders or chatting with a new team member about how they can earn some extra or make a plan to be home with their children.  So, next time you are about to complain about your situation, stop and think about how many hours you spend on TV, FB, or the worst…Pintrest…If you have 5-10 hours a week, you have time to build a business.  And for $25, what do you really have to lose?  Curious, click here and complete the form!

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Business+Family=Happiness

So the first week of the kids on summer break has come to a close.  Shockingly, I am still alive!  In fact, it went better than expected!  I set a few chores, or tasks if you will, to have them work on daily to earn their screen time and to keep them entertained while momma got business done.  For the last nine months, I worked on a schedule which consisted of them being at school for six hours every weekday and then would pick up team trainings and calls after the hubby came home from work.  So, I admittedly was concerned that them being here all day everyday was going to slow down progress on the business.  That was quite opposite of how the week went!

Our first day, they both popped from bed and did their first set of tasks then came to the kitchen for breakfast.  They then both picked up their rooms, helping each other at that, read, colored, drew, went outside, and helped momma prepare dinner.  They did this again the second day.  All the while, momma scheduled deliveries, helped a few online customers, completed some YouTube videos (subscribe to my channel here so you don’t miss anything), and helped some new team members get their new orders entered.  The kids did catch a break when I made deliveries by heading to a friends house and to see their Nanny, my momma.  I even squeezed in a celebration dinner with our team on the south side of town, but the long day and drive were so worth it!  We wrapped up our week by enjoying some bowling with friends and a few more customer visits.  All just in time to grab some carry out pizza and enjoy my favorite show.  So, I survived the first week of summer break and I believe the kids had a great time.  I can’t wait to do it all over again next week!

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Schools out for summer!

The school year is officially over for the little Berries!  The past few weeks were so hectic and full of activity I feel like I haven’t sat down until today!! Today marks the official first day of my first summer vacation with the little Berries as a mompreneur. I have some work to do, a webinar to prep for early next week, and some mailings to send off. But, for now, I am taking full advantage of being my own boss and enjoying some fun in the sun with the kids!!  Have a safe Memorial Day and don’t forget what it’s really about!

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An ending is a start to a new beginning…

This morning my five year old daughter had her Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony.  It may have very well been the cutest thing I have ever seen!  The teacher put together a wonderful presentation and the kids stood so tall and proud stating their lines they rehearsed for a couple of weeks now and singing the songs they chose about learning.  We started in the cafeteria with the kids on stage and then moved to their classroom to enjoy some refreshments and watch a slide show the teacher had put together to highlight their wonderful first year of “Big Kid” school.  As I watched the slide show, I noticed myself in so many pictures along with all the smiling faces, and of course my favorite, my daughter’s smiling face.  As I kept watching, I began to get choked up.  Not because I was sad the year was coming to a close, but because for the first time in my children’s lives, I was there.  I was there for the field trips.  I was there to help make banners.  I was there to help decorate cookies in the class.  I was there to lend a hand to the room moms when needed.  I was there to volunteer at the school.  I was there for field day.  I was even there for my son’s Wax Museum presentation for his AIM class that he practiced so hard for.  And none of those times was I guilted about missing work or scrambling to make-up time or beg to leave an office.  None.  I was in control of my calendar, my schedule, my life.  I answered only to customers and team members and they are always so understanding and willing to work with me so that I can be the best mom and wife I can be while also meeting their needs.  So, while I am so proud of my daughter moving to her next grade level and looking forward to enjoying the same program for my son next week, I am even more excited for our first summer together with me as a nothing more than a wife, mom, and boss.

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