Winner of the italin charm gifts from Charms n Things!

22 Mar

Mic of cturtlezoddznendz.com is the winner of our Charms n Things give a way!

Watch for an email from Deb to find out how to redeem your gift.

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An interview with Christina of Brown Bag Party!

12 Mar
How and when did you get started with this business?
I started my Brown Bag Party biz in July of 08. I started the biz thinking that it would be a fun way to bring in extra money for my family. I also, in the back of my mind, never thought that I could stand in front of a group of people and talk about romance products! 

Who or what inspired you to begin this business? As a stay at home mom to two girls, I loved the idea of being able to help bring in some extra income. I also liked the idea of getting out of the house to do parties and meet new people.

What has been the most difficult aspect of this business for you?
My own fears and thoughts!
 
What has been the most fabulous aspect of this business for you?
My favorite thing about my business is all of the great people that I have had the opportunity to meet! I have made some amazing friends through this business.
 
Where do you sell your items?
I have an online store where people can purchase all the items we sell. Most of my sales come from home parties.
Where do you see yourself in the next 2 months? A year? 
In the next two months I hope to have a full calendar all the time! In a year I would love to have a team of at least 5 people under me.
 
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 5 things would you desperately miss? 
My family, my friends, my phone, my computer, and probably tv.
 
Now for something fun and totally off topic, What’s your favorite song and artist?  
Hmm…well, I will have to say that my favorite song is All I Want to Do by Sugarland! That takes care of my favorite artist as well!

Effectiveness

9 Mar

One of my goals for this year was to enhance my awareness through various resources.  A book that I have always wanted to read is Stephen Covey’s “7  Habits of Highly Effective People“.  Well I opted to get the audio book from the library.  It allows me to do my housework, and other work while listening.  I am so glad that I got this book and I haven’t even finished it.  I know now that I will have to buy this book as it should be a resource book in everyone’s life.

I would like to share some points that Covey mentioned on effectiveness.

Effective:  Getting what you want and getting what you want in a way that allows you to duplicating your results over and over again.

His formula to achieve effectiveness is having a PPC balance.

P – Production                   PC- Production Control

When applied in business this would mean not only being concerned so much with what is being produced, but also who is helping you produce.  If you owned a restaurant and you were merely concerned with how many people are being served in a certain amount of time and you have no concern for your server, you have arrived at a PPC imbalance.  When the capacity of the asset to produce becomes ineffective you have a  PPC imbalance.  

I want to be a great boss and You have to do all you can to maintain a balance or you will reduce  effectiveness.  Covey talked about the body, sometimes we run and run, eat poorly, get no excercise and wonder why we experience a body that does not function as it should.

Something that came to mind when I was listening was blogging.  We worry about producing , making sure that we post frequently yet is possible to be so eager to produce a post that you may not produce effective content.  Taking time to read, read other blogs, stop to just breath, review our goals and passions will give us the renewed strength that we need to have an effective blog.

Where do you find your PPC inbalance?

What steps will you take to become highly effective in those areas?

Get a copy of this life changing book. Stop by next week to get another Covey insight.  Love to hear your comments.

A sassy interview with Laura Reynolds RN of Melaleuca

8 Mar
How and when did you get started with this business?
I have been looking for something for many years to help me have more freedom for my family and although each business I found had great products and compensation they were not for me. I have always gained knowledge and kept on with my endeavors. I got started in Melaleuca in Nov. 2009 

Who or what inspired you to begin this business? 

A friend approached me and explained how the company has grown and continues to grow in our economy due to the savings they offer their customers. I especially liked that they had products that we use on a daily basis so I was not storing or selling anything. Their mission is to enhances the lives of people by helping them reach their goals. We just switch stores,save money get safer products for our family, and trade coupons for checks !

 
What has been the most difficult aspect of this business for you?
The actual face to face has been difficult as even though we should not take an ” I am not interested” personal human nature is to. Once I get over the hurdle of starting conversation my Love for the product and the company shows and conversation seems easier. Then I have to learn to not go on and on.
Where do you sell your items?
I am attempting to learn about online advertising . I do shows and just use word of mouth as more and more people want to save money and go “Green”.  We are not an MLM, we are consumer driven and we get paid to refer others!
 
What has been the most fabulous aspect of this business for you?
The ability to do this business for the average person is awesome. Training and support are by far the best I have ever had as they truly help you to succeed. The products have been wonderful and I know I am doing my part for the environment and my families well being by switching from chemical based cleaners to an all natural one along with cutting down on the plastic that goes into my recycling cans. 
 
Where do you see yourself in the next 2 months? A year? 
Promotions are reachable and I see myself in Director status on the way to getting my car bonus in 2 months and to be at least Sr. Director in 1 year matching my income from my JOB and not living paycheck to paycheck. Having more freedom to chose what I do and when I do it.
 
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 5 things would you desperately miss? 
The TV (even though I do not watch much )
Coffee
Chocolate
Friends and Family
 
Now for something fun and totally off topic, What’s your favorite song and artist?  
I like Country and Western and some light rock. My favorite Artist is a group called Rascal Flats and the song is My Wish.

Sassy Give a Way! Charms n Things italian charms

2 Mar

Debbie, owner of Charms N Things is offering this fabulous give a way!

One Italian Charm Starter Bracelet and 4 Charms (a $27 value) Of your choice!

She’s adding new charms as we speak and if you are looking for a special charm, just let her know.

In order to win, you must do the following before March 14th:

1. Leave a comment with your favorite charm

2. Leave a comment telling us what your favorite charm is.