Independent Mama

Feeling very #accomplished tonight! I always remind myself I’ve already won….. no matter what #blessings come my way…. my goal was to stay #home with my #children and build a home based #business I could call all our own! I did that the day I decided to take the leap and leave my corporate job to be an independent #Avon #Representative

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#avonrepresentatives #avonrep  #cruiselikeaboss #Bermuda

Cruisin’ Like a Mom Boss

 

The road isn’t easy….. but it’s worth it…. I think back on many of my hardest obstacles SO FAR IN LIFE… which I’ve illustrated some in my blog… www.beautifulleapoffaith.com ..now I know I’m only 30 and there is many more to come in my #blessed time here on this earth 🌏 and honestly I look forward to even the hard times…. because what’s come out of each experience good or bad is growth…. I think back on my most #influential moments like giving birth to my two little angels…. Gabriel and Elijah….. was it easy having two babies naturally lol … NO …. but look what I’ve gained. My children are my entire world…. not only did I experience a Love I never imagined I become the best version of myself and now here I am …. on a cruise in Bermuda…. was never in my field of vision…. on a simple decision I made to stay home with my babies I’ve never missed first, first words, or any important milestone with my babies….. that so many unfortunately don’t get to experience….. was it easy? Is it easy? NO …. but it’s worth it! The road to #success isn’t suppose to be easy…. if it was easy there would be no growth…. there would be nothing to work for… 

 

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Our Biggest Blessings

#Growingup on a #stage as a #competitive #dancer most of my #life and #showing #horses for so many years from #state to state ….. I have certainly had my share of #coaching and #critiquing …. can I tell you the race to #perfection is #exhausting …. I have #accomplished many “things” in my life and at a #young age at that…. I’d even been #accepted into a #major#modeling #agency … and shortly after I found out I was going to be a #Mommy … thank you #God for keeping me #grounded and bringing me through some of the #toughesttimes In #mylife …. our #biggeststruggle is always our #biggestblessing … you can #achieve and #accomplish thousands of #titles and #awards … be the top of everything, and fall in a heart beat. I’m so glad I know where to place my #faith and #values in my #life. I’m so #blessed and #thankful, the best role I’ve ever filled, the best place I’ve ever been, the best place I choose to be….. #wife and #Mommy 🙏 and that was given to me freely, no #performance or #title required.

#blessed🙏 #mommy #mommyandme #mommyblogger #blogger #beautyboss #avon #avonrep #avonrepresentative #Avon #avonrepresentatives #avonfashion #avon #beautiful #business #beautyboss #momlife #wifey

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“Do Not Be Anxious About Anything” Philippians 4:6

Hello there!

Thank you for being here.  You will find throughout my blog I share all things that inspire me in my personal life, that translate into my business.  I am extremely moved by scriptural verses, and I use them everyday in my personal and professional life.

Last night I went to an amazing women’s gathering at our church.  In conversation with a great friend, Ellie, I was inspired to share about her favorite verse; Philippians 4:6.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ JesusPhilippians 4:6-7 New International Version (NIV) 

Click here to visit the link I got this verse from.

There are countless times I forget to place my worries and anxieties about the future in God’s hands.  Everyday, I have to remind myself that God is in control, I am not the author, and all will be perfectly OK, just as he has planned, IF I LISTEN.

Especially, as women and mothers it seems we are constantly struggling to trust God, in our constant battle for control.  We try to have control over our children, our families, our homes, our careers, our success, our health, our nutrition, etc…,  and everyone around us too!  Isn’t that exhausting!

However, if you read the verse above, you can find peace.  Peace that we do not have to have all the answers, we are NOT in control, but He is.  Isn’t that great news.  I know it is to me, whether it be in my personal life or in my business.

I had been sharing how some days are very nerve-wracking for me and I feel extremely anxious about what the future holds.  Most of you know my story, how I walked away from a corporate position, to restart my business from zero. If you have not heard my story, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MY STORY.

However, God seems to keep reminding me, I am right where I am supposed to be.  How can I go wrong choosing my home based business with my children, over a big title position far away from my family. Time after time, campaign after campaign, day after day I am blessed with new customers, and team members.  Whats-more, I am seeing other women and men empowered daily, to do the same.  What a blessing and gift.

I am sure there are more mothers than just me that have had the worry, “How am I going to pay for this?  How will I get groceries this week!”

God places us in the right places at the right time based on his perfect timing and plan for us, for reasons we cannot see or understand!

As we were all sharing the things that trouble us or burden us daily, the things that are heavy on our hearts, a good friend of mine shared this amazing story that I could relate to completely!

She said, “Carly I have to share this story with you, when I was a young mother about your age, I had the three boys.  My husband was away on business, I had literally no money, and no means to make dinner that night for the boys.  I took my youngest for a walk with me as the other boys were in school.  I can remember worrying the entire time.  All of a sudden my son ran slightly ahead of me and came running back with a $1 bill.  He was so excited, and at that time I knew I could at least get a carton of milk with it.  I was feeling a bit relieved, then a few feet ahead of us we ran into a small bundle of money, it was three $1 bills.  We had found a total of $4.00.  With that I walked to the grocery store, and bought milk, eggs, and bread, we had dinner that night. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to make dinner.”

There is so many times, I have worried myself to sleep wondering “How”, I was going to do this?! Was I crazy?  I gave up our security!  Then I am instantly reminded by Him, I am right were I am supposed to be in life and in business, and we will be OK.

This inspired me, and reminded me of so many situations I had been in with my family.  However, I have found peace in knowing that God has the plan, he has the answers. All is well.

I hope this verse gives you peace, and reminds you, that He is always listening, and all he asks is we believe in him.  Cast your cares on him.  Do not be anxious or worried, instead pray.

Blessings,

Carly ❤

 

Networking-Build Your Customer Base With These Small Daily Changes!

Hello gorgeous~

As I grow my amazing team daily, I find that each new Representative needs different things on their way to success.

Different things motivate and inspire people, just like finding new customers.

I put together a short video on how to make a few small changes in your daily routine, to build a strong customer base and lead bank to build your team! 

CLICK HERE TO BUILD YOUR CUSTOMER BASE TODAY!

The Missing Link in Your Life and Business!

Hello everyone! Thank you for being here!

Today has been a very busy day! I was inspired by Gabriel, my 5 year old as he was frolicking around today in the snow!

Gabriel, had no school today, so naturally he was traveling around with me and baby brother, Elijah doing customer deliveries and running errands.  His endless happiness, and zest for life is contagious and I had to share with you all!

First thing this morning, Gabriel woke up ecstatic, he was over the moon that he was witnessing the very first snowfall in Upstate New York!  Of course like most parents, I woke up with both my children in my room!  Certainly this is not how I went to bed last night, I am pretty sure I remember tucking everyone in their owns beds…..

Anyway, Gabriel quickly went from being over the moon with excitement to confusion as to where his daddy was, he was convinced it was Saturday!  As you can see we had a long discussion on where his daddy was!

After we straightened this out, he went right back to my bedroom window to stare at the snow!

We went through our normal morning routine, getting everyone ready to start the day.  I finished up my customer invoicing, and packed the car for deliveries.  Of course, we had personal errands for the family to complete as well!  But…… naturally we had to do something cozy and fun for a no school/first snow day!  This is where the inspiration started for me….

All I had to suggest was that we wore cozy clothes for the day, and went to the local coffee shop for hot cocoa (COFFEE FOR MOM) and donuts!  Yes, he started the day with SUGAR, one of the most torturous decisions a mother could EVER make LOL! Today was a fun day! He was thrilled at this idea, and hopped into the car immediately!

What was so beautiful about his innocent, young excitement was…… How many adults would be not only satisfied, but GRATEFUL for 1 simple hour over coffee with their mother?  As adults we tend to be satisfied less and less with the simple things life grants us.  Are we really unhappy, or have we expected too much?  Perhaps if we change our expectations, and be grateful for the moments we have been blessed with, our days would be much happier, and more productive.

It wasn’t the donuts, or the hot cocoa that Gabriel wanted, it was my time.  Gabriel was thrilled to make a memory with his mother today, and that was enough for him!

We finished our snacks and went on to our deliveries and errands.  We sang Christmas songs as we traveled in the car!  Everyone we ran into, Gabriel, said, “Merry Christmas Eve!” Naturally in a 5 year old mind, if it is snowing, it is MOST CERTAINLY CHRISTMAS EVE! He chatted with the greeter at Walmart, about how Santa was soon coming and how he had to be a good boy!

We loaded our groceries, he pointed out everything he wanted on his Christmas list, and of course we had to get wood pellets to warm the house!   As he was pointing out EVERY toy in the store that he felt he, “Reeeeeeeally reeeeeeally Needed,” he wasn’t concerned with my saying, “No.”  He simply waited a few milliseconds and continued asking…..  He tried cutting deals with me on his behavior in exchange for a “Maybe,” an “I’ll think about it,” or a, “Let me talk to Santa about it.”  Children have an innate ability to “Close the Deal.”  They are experts in resiliency, and persist-ency!  How many times did you give up today in your business, or personally?

How many follow up calls, or conversations have you skipped in your business this week, because you felt the customer or lead would say no?  How many opportunities did you miss Today alone?  How many people walked past you, that you didn’t approach because you were scared they would say no?

Gabriel, complimented a little boy on his “Cool hat” as he walked by him, completely unconcerned as to what the little boy might think of him! When was the last time you paid a stranger a compliment, or started a conversation with someone in the grocery line?!  You know that could be your nest highest seller on your team, or your most loyal customer for the next 30 years!  Think about that………..

We continued on……….. He “Helped” me load the big bags of pellets one at a time!  What a good boy!

We finally made it home, cutting a few errands short, and started unloading the car!  As I looked up I witnessed this……

Gabriel, was not disappointed in the weather, it wasn’t “Too cold, too wet, too miserable, not sunny enough, or less than he’d hoped or expected.”  Gabriel, went to bed with no expectation for today, so he woke up with no disappointments.  He was simply GRATEFUL, for this day, for the cold weather, the snow, and the hot cocoa and donuts with his mama, the little boys hat in the store that made him smile, and so much more.  Gabriel was thankful for the moments he had been blessed with from the moment he opened his eyes this morning.  Today was more than enough for him!

I also believe our children own up to the names we give them, he truly is, “The Messenger.”

Maybe we should take notes from our children more often……  What great mentors they truly are!

Today I am #Grateful!

Please share your inspirations from your children in the comments!  I am eager to hear!

Mommy Has Lost her Marbles!

  Hi all!  So as you all know I am a very busy entrepreneur with two “littles” in tow at all times!  Although challenging, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

As parents we all have those moments when our children say something that completely puts us in our place!! HAHA We think, “Oh my goodness where did you hear that!?”

Well to be honest I am quite often taken back by my 5 year old, Gabriel.  He is a very smart, and vibrant little man! Believe me there are some days I feel like pulling my hair out!  For example when I am trying to create a training video for my team, or a recognition video!  I literally have to re-record things 3 million times!  ……And FORGET GOING LIVE!! That never goes well! So naturally I feel like I fail somewhere daily, whether it be as a mommy, or as a business coach!

Here is one mommy fail………. I said, “Gabriel, please mommy really has to get this done for her business! If you don’t stop running in and out of my office I am going to rip my hair out.”

……Ummmmmm, now what was that going to solve?

That is exactly what my 5 year old was thinking when he said, “Oh, mommy, please don’t rip your hair out!  First of all it would hurt! Also, it would look terrible on you Bideo (video)!  I’ll just go sit in the living room.”  As if, I should have just asked!!!!!!!

I looked at him and thought, you know what….. he’s right!  Why didn’t I just simply ask him to politely stop, and sit down!?  What a little stinker! He drove me to the brink of insanity, and then completely flipped the script, and practically told me I was unreasonable and unhinged!  He then solved the problem, and walked out!!!

So, why don’t we have critical thinking skills as parents, in the moment of chaos!?

Truthfully, because we are jugglers, moms and dads, are amazing creatures!  We do it all don’t we!

How many parents do that on a daily basis!?

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Sometimes I don’t even answer people when they ask me something!  I swear they must think I am crazy!  I will remember conversations, days later, and call the person back and say, “I’m sorry, did I ever answer you?”  Or, “I am sorry I was listening, I didn’t mean to ignore you, I am interested in what you are saying, here are my thoughts on that…..” Usually it is because in the matter of 2 seconds one of my children is doing something completely chaotic and unsafe and I have to jet RIGHT THEN!

Yesterday, I actually made a point to put some time into myself!   After all I do have a beauty business!  What am I thinking running around in slippers and a mumu, with a bun on top of my head, right!  So I was able to take an uninterrupted shower, (highly unusual), I did my hair and makeup, I even put on my Avon jewelry!

As soon as Gabriel saw me, he said, “Oh Mommy, you look beautiful, you should do your hair more often! HAHA As if he has given me SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES to take care of myself!  It was like the sweetest thing, and the most irritating statement ever all at once!  LOL

Isn’t that what our children do though!!  Drive us nuts, and then do something so cute you completely forget how crazy they make you!

So I suppose my message is, “Keep going mom/dad, you got this!” Besides, there is no use in throwing in the towel yet, because in 5 minutes they will do something else chaotic HAHA!

So here I am making light of my continuous office interruptions!! Mama is a Beauty Boss, and a Multi-tasking mama! ❤