Avon Bonus Program-Kick Start New Representative Program

Hello there Beautiful~

If you are a New Representative within your first 7 campaigns with Avon you are eligible for $$$ BIGGER BONUSES $$$!

Take a look at the post below, for a deep dive into the New Avon Representative Kick Start Bonus Program!

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As you can see as a New Representative you are eligible to earn a 40% commission when you achieve your Kick Start campaign sales goals!  

Past those 7 campaigns you will earn a percentage based on the amount of your total campaign sales!  This is a huge advantage! Take a look at How Do I Make Money with Avon?

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The Kick Start Program is strategically laid out to help you build a strong customer base over time!  The goal is to sell at minimum $450-$500 a campaign which sets you up to achieving Presidents Club!  If you sell between $450 and $500 per campaign for the full Avon cycle of 26 campaigns you will achieve over $10,000 in sales and achieve Presidents Club, and secure 40% earnings!  An Elite program for Avon’s Top Sellers, just like YOU potentially.  Take a look at  Building the Sale Up Selling and Cross Category Selling!  Grow Your Sales

Look at the difference in earnings when you achieve President’s Club or above!PRP chart earner

When your first three team members join your team within your first 7 campaigns you also earn a $50 bonus per qualified New Recruit! (*What’s a Qualified Recruit? Any Representative recruited during your Kick Start program who has an on-time, paid order of$150 or more during their first or second campaigns of appointment (by close of LOA 2).  

Past those 7 campaigns you earn a $20 bonus per qualifies new recruit!  Another huge advantage!  SO GET GOING!!  DON’T WAIT!!  ASK YOUR MENTOR FOR ASSISTANCE! 

What is EVEN BETTER…. You get a $50 for as many qualified new recruits as you want!  3 is just the minimum!  So if you invite 10 new recruits and they successfully place their first or second order of $150 or more and pay on time…. GUESS WHAT!!  That is an additional $500!!!!

Additionally, as if building a strong business isn’t beneficial enough!   Avon gives New Representatives an additional $200 Performance Bonus when they achieve all minimum Kick Start Requirements!

Okay, so how do I start building my customer base and adding new team members?

Take a look at  10 Tips to Creating Residual Income With Your Avon Business!

Much success to you, Beauty Boss! You CAN DO IT!

Entrepreneurship Hereditary?

Hello there!

Thank you for being here!  I hope you enjoy my stories.  As an entrepreneur in a family of many entrepreneurs this very thought has gone through my mind.  So I thought why not write about it!

I’d love to hear your feed back!

Could it be that these personality traits and skills are hereditary or do we simply learn them from the people we grow up around?  To be honest I am sure there must be a scientific answer to this, in which I do not have, however a fun thought and story to write about and share!

As most of you know I am first a Mother of two amazing little gifts, Gabriel, who is 5 and Elijah, who is 1.  My whole universe revolves around these two angels.  Secondly, I am a wife, to my amazing husband, and best friend, Justin Micheal.  In order to stay home with my babies, I decided to work from home.  Thank God for the direct selling industry, and the amazing Avon opportunity!  My Avon business has afforded the opportunity to create a beautiful, and successful family business, that we all enjoy.  Whats more, I am available to my family always, what a blessing that is.

I couldn’t help but think…… Is this in my blood? LOL

My father, whom which if you have ever met him or spoke with, is as fast paced and mathematical as me.  We are sometimes hard to follow, we move and talk fast.  Probably because things are flying through our minds so fast.  I am most certainly my fathers daughter.  Everyone calls him “Big Frank” he is an owner/operator of a Motorcycle shop.

My entire life I can remember my father building from scratch, repairing, selling, trading etc.. different motorcycles.  Mainly, Harley Davidson’s. He calls his bike, “Old Blue,” he probably doesn’t realize but “Old Blue” has been his best friend and in his life the longest.  I think it makes him feel free, like my horses do for me.  He is so talented, his custom motorcycles have one first place at different bike shows! Pretty awesome guy!

The reason I share this is because I have so many of my fathers traits, hes a net-worker naturally, very driven, (barely sleeps haha), loves a start up, and fully manages his entire business from his shop located right where I grew up.

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My Grandfather owned a restaurant supply business, everyone knows him in our area.  He created and nurtured a successful family business in which his eldest son, took over in time.  Beyond this generation, I am somewhat unaware as they came from Italy.  There is the stallion himself below, John Fiaschetti, “Johnny.”

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On my mothers side, my grandmother, Mary, owned her very own beauty shop.  Mind you in a time when women rarely worked outside of the home, as they stayed home with their children more in that time, especially in the area she grew up in.  Not only did she work, she owned her own beauty business.  I like to believe she would be very proud of me and my beauty business today, I never met her.  I have however, seen photos, what a beauty.

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My grand mothers father, Pearl, was a farmer, that is how he made his living!

Each of my family members built their own business and was self employed! Isn’t that something!

When I was in Middle School I won, the “Entrepreneurial Award” for contacting Otis Spunkmeyer to set up a cookie business for the students in our school.  Many kids started helping our little student business!

Who knows, maybe it is within us!  I cannot wait to see what my children do someday!

How Do I Make Money with Avon?

Hello there,

Thank you for being here!  You may already be an Avon Representative, or you may be looking into the opportunity, I assume you are wondering, “How do I make money with Avon?”

As an Avon Representative you have the opportunity to earn multiple streams of income.  Every successful entrepreneur or business owner has multiple streams of income.  It’s like the old saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!”  The more opportunities you take advantage of, the more money you are going to earn, and the more security you are going to have in your business.  If one area takes a small dip you still have other areas to earn from.

With Avon you earn multiple ways, (if you choose too).  You can manage your Avon business however you decide.  You can take advantage of all opportunities or only one!  It’s completely up to you.

The first way you earn money with Avon is through your personal sales. Customers will receive a new brochure from you every two weeks (per campaign).  The customer will select the products they would like, and they will submit their selections to you personally.Every two weeks on your “order date” you will collect and submit all your customer orders at once.When you submit your orders you will order your new brochures.When you deliver the customers order, you will ensure they have the next book in their order.The two week campaign cycle is great for our daily care product customers.  Naturally everyone needs shower gel, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, makeup, deodorant, after shave, cologne, and perfume, right?  Therefore as your customers products run out, they will need to replenish often.  This is your residual income with your personal sales!  Avon Representatives are at an advantage, our product is necessary, and runs out, which means your customers will come back! Based on the total amount of your order you will earn a certain percentage of the entire order (including your online sales).

For Example: a total order of 20 customers at $30 average order per customer gives you an order total of $600.  This puts you at the 40% earning level.  

40% of $600=$240 in two weeks (minus business tools)

Your Earnings Level: is based on order size, product category and sales achievement level, and applies to orders from your online store as well as YourAvon.com orders.

You’ll receive variable earnings, as shown above, on Beauty and Jewelry products, and fixed earnings on Fashion and Home products, which are indicated by the Variable Earnings symbol symbol in the brochure. Earnings on products with this symbol are 25% for members of the President’s Recognition Program and 20% for all other Representatives.

All products within the Avon brochure, Avon online, mark. Magalog, Outlet, Specialty or Novelty flyers, fundraisers, samples, sales tools and a portion of the price of Demonstration products (Demos) count toward Earnings Level. Starter Kits and recruiting tools do not count toward Earnings Level.

See earnings chart below:earning chart

You can even earn up to 50% earnings as a Presidents Club Member  ($10,000 in sales in an Avon calendar year campaign 1- campaign 26-see Blog Post, “Avon Top Seller-Presidents Club Program”)

See Presidents Club Earnings Chart Below: DEFINITELY WORTH ACHIEVING!PRP chart earner

You earn money when customers shop through your web store!  This also counts toward the total sales for the relative campaign. Each Avon Representative is given a FREE website at sign up!  You can find your web store address here (if available and within policy you can customize your web store address):web office 2

For example: Total brochure sales are $350.  Additionally, you have had $200 in sales from your Web store which gives you an entire campaign sales of $550 in sales.  Therefore. you are now earning at the 40% earnings level.  Without your web store sales you were earning at the 35% level which would be 35% of $450= $122.50, however adding the extra $200 in web store sales increases your total sales to $550 which gives you an earnings of $220.80 at the 40% earnings level! In summary your face to face sales and your online sales are added together for your total campaign sales every two weeks.  The total sales puts you at a specific sales earnings level! You decide how much you want or need to earn! It is all up to you, Boss!

The third way and most lucrative way to earn money in my opinion and experience is through, Avon leadership.  Simply sharing the Avon opportunity with others.  As an Avon Representative we not only offer state of the art products, we also offer a state of the art opportunity to start your very own business!

With Avon Leadership you earn in more than 1 way.

  • Every two weeks you earn a commission based on your total team sales
  • You earn Qualified New Recruit Bonuses
  • You earn Mentor Bonuses
  • You earn Title Bonuses
  • You earn Lifestyle Bonuses
  • See Leadership Earnings Chart Below:career earning chart.PNG

What is a Qualified New Recruit Bonus?

When you welcome a new team member to the business (officially sign up under you) and they place their first or second qualified order goal of $150 or more (within the Kickstart Program) See New Avon Representative Bonus Program-Kickstart Program Blog Post you earn a qualified new recruit bonus of $20 per new team member! (Unless you are a New Representative within your first 7 campaigns, that bonus is almost TRIPLED, $50 per qualified new recruit!) See New Avon Representative Bonus Program-Kickstart Program Blog Post

Lastly, as an Avon Representative you can build your business and give back to a great cause, with Avon Fundraising!

It is up to you as a Representative if you see fundraising as a “Money earner.”

When an Avon Representative registers a fundraiser it is automatically tagged, at the 50% earnings level of total sales no matter the amount.  This means between the Representative and the organization, you can decide which percentage of the earnings they would like to agree on.  I generally offer 40% as the 10% pays for flyers for the fundraiser, bags,  supplies, and other various materials and tools needed to run a successful fundraiser.  And….. of course your time, costs you money as well.

For Example: A total fundraiser sale = $5000.00.  50% of the total sales is $2500, this is the earnings from the fundraiser the other 50% pays Avon for the Product.  

Of that $2500 you have decided to give the organization 35% which equals $1675.00 for the organizationYou hold back 15%, for your time, materials, and business tools needed to run the fundraiser. You keep $875.00. 

In my opinion, when offering a fundraiser I like to give as much as I can to the organization without costing my business money.  This is why I offer 40%.

The biggest win in my opinion is of course giving back to a great cause, and the amount of new customers you will gain running a fundraiser.

When the organization is pleased, the positive word of mouth will surely book new fundraisers through you!

Check out the fundraising flyers offered in the slide show below from Avon! (some are seasonal and may change)  The organization can choose to offer 1 or all flyers to maximize sales!

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With Avon you are offered so many, money making opportunities!  Be sure and take advantage of them ALL!  Why leave money on the table!



Promoting Growth-Mentoring Leaders that Take Action

Something I am very passionate about that every business needs to sustain growth far into the future is great mentor-ship of future leaders.

I find where many businesses and leaders fail is in the promotion and coaching of leaders on their team.  Often “Leaders” of businesses get stuck in the mindset of, “It is just easier if I do it,” “I can’t take the risk of something going wrong,” or, “No one can do it as good as me” mindset.  Can I tell you yes, it is easier at the moment, but you are wrong, it is risky, but you are wrong, and yes no one can do it as good as you because you haven’t mentored them, again you are wrong.  You are the one holding your business back if this is how you see things.  The upside to that is….. you also hold the key to success!  It’s completely up to you my friend!

If your goal is to be a business that is a, “one hit wonder” that lasts a good 10-20 years and falls apart when you step away, then stay with that mind set!

However, if your goal is to create and promote a business that competes long into the future and stays alive and well for years and years beyond your tenure then I encourage you to change the way you think, and continue reading!


So what is coaching/mentoring anyway? Based on my experience and training in the direct selling industry on both the corporate and independent consultant side of things it is mentoring, promoting self discovery, growth, and independence, to name a few.  Ultimately, leadership, in my eyes, is promoting independent, forward thinkers that continue growing, and promoting growth around them, to propel business far into the future.  Does your entire business stop when you step away?  If so, it is due to a lack of developing leaders.  If you ever want to retire and have your business live on, or simply take a vacation…… I suggest growing, and developing the number of leaders on your team.

First, you must become the best leader you can!  Research, seek out books on leadership, emotional intelligence, and mentoring. Seek your own mentor, someone who has a proven history of success in your field, someone that can coach and mentor YOU!  THIS IS IMPORTANT!  No one is perfect, and if we believe that we are, we are holding ourselves back…. dare I say….. Get over yourself, to better yourself?  I always say, “Stay in a student’s mind set, ALWAYS!”  We can never stop learning and growing.  The day we do, is the day we have nothing new to offer the future!  FIND A MENTOR that “Stretches” you.  Someone that challenges your comfort zone, and sees things you DO NOT see!

I was a competitive dancer most of my life, from 18 months old I was on a stage performing.  I can still here my instructors say, “If it hurts, you are doing it right,” or “No pain, no gain.”  The same principals apply in leadership and business!  If you feel a bit out of your element, stay there until you feel comfortable again, and then find something else to be, “Uncomfortable” about, and start growing there.  DO NOT take the easy road and quit when it gets tough, you will only be quitting YOURSELF!  There is no growth in comfort zones!

Before we can coach others we must be coached! 

Have you learned to identify areas of opportunity in your business?  How many Representatives on your team can you truly say are continuously growing their business?  Is anyone declining in sales? Anyone plateaued in sales?  Anyone growing slightly in sales each campaign?  Anyone growing at a rapid rate in sales campaign after campaign, year after year? Anyone that has started their leadership team, and stopped finding recruits?  Anyone building their team at an incredible rate, but not quite growing their title?

What does your 1:1 schedule look like with each one of your team members?  Do you know what each of your team members goals are?  The reason I ask these two questions together is because you cannot build your schedule without understanding what their goals are, or how much time you will need to dedicate to each team member.  Understanding what their personal and business goals are will help you build a strong calendar that promotes growth for each team member based on the time they have to dedicate to their business and the goals they express to you!

Need help getting this info from them?

Take a survey! I find google forms is a great way to gather information as you can text, post and even email out a simple link they can click on quickly and reply with ease!

For example:  A team member that states they are looking to build a full time income based business that pays all their monthly bills, will certainly require more coaching/mentoring from you.  They may need to connect more than once a week for their 1:1 coaching time with you!

A team member that is simply starting their business for a personal discount may only need or want to connect 1 a month or through email and text only!  You see…. we must know their purpose for being here, and where they want to go and by when! The reason we need to know “By when,” is for accountability and a deadline.  Knowing when they want to achieve their goals is directly related to their goal.

For example:  If the team member states their goal is to pay off their debt in 6 months, depending on how much debt they have you will want to create a sales plan WITH THEM, DO NOT create it for them.  It will not promote leadership, if you have worked through the planning on your own.  Additionally, it will make the process personal.  Create a sales plan each campaign that will generate a certain amount of money each month to go toward their debt.  The sales plan must be strategically created so that each month of the 6 months goal is evenly spread and realistic.  Setting unrealistic, lofty goals will result in disappointment if they do not reach their goals, which will hurt the retention and moral on your team!  We want our team members to ACHIEVE, not fail!  Express this to them when creating the plan with them!  With a deadline we can set a pace!

Throughout the plan their must be, check points.  What are check points?  Throughout the timeline (while their is still time to course correct if they are not on pace to achieve their goal) have a 1:1 connection with them.  Ask them, “Based on the plan you created  to pay off your debt in 6 months, you decided to sell $600 this campaign.  We still have 5 days left in the campaign, how are your sales so far?” Their answer will drive your  coaching conversation.  However, whether they have overshot their goal or undershot their goal, you will want to ask, “What did you do, or what have you been doing to achieve that?”  If they are falling short or are ahead of their goal, what they have done up to this point will be the cause.  Either way they still have time, due to the checkpoint placement, to impact their progress towards their goal.  STAY in TOUCH, recognize them at each point of their journey!  Coach them through the process.  The sense of accomplishment and overwhelming gratitude they will have for you will be unbelievable!  Recognize them personally, and publicly (if they allow)!  Set their next goal and timeline, then repeat!

The coaching you give them will be an example of how they will coach their team as they start building!   What we do and do not do set an example for our future leaders.

Identify potential leaders! Of course there will always be those individuals that are natural leaders. These individuals simply take off running!  Some of these types are what I call “Sprinters in a marathon.”  These individuals start out FULL SPEED, and burn out in the home stretch, or when things get tough.  I find this type of leader may not necessarily need “Skill building” mentoring on a task per say, but rather consistent recognition along the way, reminding them of the small things they have achieved.  

Often this type is a high achiever, that is incapable of seeing their successes because they are only looking for the HUGE WINS, or simply going to fast.  The RPM’s are too high!  We want them to, “Stop and smell the roses.”  It is up to us to open their eyes to all they have accomplished along the way, pacing them to avoid a burnout, and coaching them through the burnout if it happens. 

In the aftermath, as their coach/mentor be sure to use the burnout (if it happens) as a tool for mentoring moving forward.  “What do you think got you to this point?” (Self Discovery is so important) “How did that make you feel?”  Did you reach your goal, or fall short?”  (If fallen short)  What do you think caused this?” “What do you feel you could do differently in the future to promote a different outcome?”  Open ended questions such as this, give the leader an opportunity to not only self reflect, but to also self discover, and recreate their own plan of action for the future. 

They may not realize it but this is a huge step in growing as a leader, and the burnout was actually a great event in their journey that will strengthen them as a future leader.  However, they may not realize this without a great coach/mentor helping them self discover, and supporting them along the way.  Never assume someone, doesn’t need your coaching, believe it or not there can be leaders that need to slow down, to gain speed in the marathon, “Slow down to gain momentum I suppose.” Stay close to them.  Many GREAT leaders are lost this way!  BUT NOT UNDER YOUR WATCH! 

There are individuals that are high personal performers but do not and have nor ever see themselves as leaders.  I have learned that most times people do not see their own potential because if they did, we would all be successful leaders!  I know this because in actuality, the beautiful thing is, EVERYONE has the potential to be a great leader, leadership is something that can be learned and nurtured with great mentor-ship!  Which YOU have to offer!

I find these individuals also, simply need recognition of what they don’t see!  Recognize them for their success, have a conversation with them, I bet they don’t EVER celebrate their personal wins!  CALL THEM OUT!  Share with them, the skills that you see IN THEM, and how they could influence great leadership and foster an incredibly successful team that mimic the same behaviors they exhibit if they are open and willing to learn and grow with your coaching/mentoring!

Yes, I said, IF.  It is crucially important to always ask permission, feel them out, are they open and receptive to learning and growing?  Or are they happy where they are?  Either is fine, but what you DO NOT want to do is, “Sink the ship to save 1 person or a few,” that are simply happy staying where they are.  Again, in direct selling we are our own boss, so remember it is perfectly OK that they may want to stay where they are.  Not everyone wants a huge business.  So give them recognition consistently, but do not spend all your time coaching and mentoring someone that is not interested.   For one, you are wasting your time, and their time.  For two you are not giving your mentoring talent to someone who is eager and in need of it! 

There is a difference between skill and will.  A person can have the will with no skill (the skill can be learned), but they cannot have skill with no will, at least not for growth!  So essentially, it is very important to 1: know what each member of your team is here for, and why did they start their business? Also, 2: Where do they want to go with their business, and what are their goals? Plan accordingly.

There are individuals that may appear as if they want the business growth, but really just want your time.  Again, it is our job to help them self discover.  I have worked with many individuals, that I found when I stopped driving, they would, “Fall apart”, or at least their business would.  I found that often this type of individual is looking more for, your time, a companion, or friendship, which again, is also FINE!  However, help them identify what they really are in need of before you start putting all your valuable time and energy into their growth.  If time is all they want, grab coffee with them weekly, and recognize them on their wins each week!  However, DO NOT spend all your time coaching someone that is not interested in growing for the growth of their business, to reach their goals.

Many people come to direct selling to socialize and build a circle of acquaintances, and new friends.  They may simply want to learn to socialize!  So socialize with them, and show them how they can grow their business here and there while learning to socialize, and gain a new network of friends!  2 for 1 special! 

There is the “Humble, high achiever” I like to call them!  The best quality, in my opinion, in potential leaders, and the ones that win the marathon, are the ones that are, “Coach-able.”  What do I mean?  The individual I am referencing here is open, and excited about being coached, and often self corrects and identifies areas off opportunity to grow before you even step into the picture.  These individuals may be able to recognize it, they simply need help identifying, “What to do now?”  They know they want to grow, and where they need the growth, but are not exactly sure how to make that growth happen.

This is where you come in. As always, promote self discovery, ask open ended questions that promote building their own plan, with a timeline, and deadlines.  This will also instill accountability, a great characteristic all leaders NEED!

A goal with out a plan of action, time line, and deadline, is a fantasy.  Create a plan WITH THEM, and check points to connect on.  Identify where they are pacing against their goals.  At these check points, adjust accordingly, course correct in correlation with their goals and the deadline THEY’VE set!

VERY IMPORTANT! Know that whether or not the individual achieves their goal, there is a huge lesson and opportunity for growth presented.  If the goal is reached, GREAT!  Start the self discovery/coaching conversation.  Ask them: “What did you do that you felt helped you achieve your goal?” “What do you feel may have off set the achievement of your goal ?”  “What will you change in the future?” “How do you feel about your achievement?” (Tying an emotion to an achievement or lack of achievement is so important.  Often people may not remember the instance, or what was said, but they will remember how they felt, and if they want to feel that way again.  As humans, I feel, we are wired to either chase pleasant feelings again (achievement) or avoid unpleasant feelings (non achieved goals) again.  Identifying this emotion will help them set their next goal, or whether the goal was to high or the timeline was too short for the goal they set.  Either way let THEM set THEIR OWN goals.  Even if we know the goal may be too high or the timeline may be too short. There are times the best mentoring is NOT in the mentor stating, “That is NOT going to work,” the best way to coach in my experience is letting them set the goal and allowing their outcome to coach them the next time. Other wise if you step in and auto correct their decision they will never experience what DOESN’T work, and may try it in the future.  “What is your next goal?” “When will you achieve this goal?”  If they DO NOT achieve the goal the same principals apply! “What do you feel contributed to this outcome?”  “What do you feel may have off set the achievement of your goal ?”  “What will you change in the future?” “How do you feel about your achievement?” “What is your next goal?” “When will you achieve this goal?” Be sure they KNOW this is not a failure, or a place to quit, in every “weakness” their is opportunity for growth.  I believe there are no weakness simply opportunities!

At the end of the day, they must want it more than you!

In summary:

  • Become the best leader you can -never stop researching and growing yourself!
  • Seek out and stay connected to your own mentor, and accountability coach!
  • Do what you say, and say what you’ll do!  Remember you are a role model for future leaders
  • Identify the different types of potential leaders!
  • Ask their permission to coach and mentor them!
  • Gain their commitment and buy in!
  • Identify what they need.
  • Have the conversation!  Why are they here? What are their goals?
  • Create a plan of action (WITH THEM) based on their goals\
  • Have check points along the time line to check their pace, and course correct as needed to remain on track to their goal!
  • Ask open ended questions that promote self discovery
  • Reflect on outcomes
  • Offer recognition
  • Set future goals!

As always, stay close to your mentor, never stop learning and growing.  My mother always said, “No one and nothing can take away your mind, faith, memories, or education.”  Fill that brain with as much knowledge as you can!  You will have more to offer those that you coach the more you learn!  Of course if you know me, I must add a little faith will always carry you!  Faith is powerful!




10 Tips to Creating Residual Income With Your Avon Business!

Good Day Beauty Boss!

Good for you for taking the time to learn and grow!  I am certain that reading this Blog Post will give you great insight on how you CAN create a residual income with your Avon Business from building relationships and sharpening your very own skills!  Rest assured that you can create a business that gives you security and consistency on payday!

Below you will find 10 Tips that will help you start and create a business that you can count on campaign after campaign!  Guess what, all these tips are FREE and you already have them within you!  Let’s put them to use!

This post gives you highlights, be sure and follow my blog to receive a deep dive into each one of the tips below!

  1. BE VERSATILE! DO IT ALL!  As an Avon Representative you are GIVEN an unlimited income opportunity!  It is simply up to you whether or not you take advantage of that opportunity!  No waiting for a raise or the manager/boss to say, “You are up for promotion.”  It is not up to anyone but you whether or not you will earn Big Bonuses, and higher commissions or not!  With Avon you can not only build a large customer base selling world class beauty and health and wellness products, you can also offer the Avon opportunity to friends and family, and start  your very own team!   As you build and grown your team, you can earn extraordinary bonuses, and commissions (biweekly) based on your entire team sales!  SO YES, YOU ARE THINKING CORRECTLY! THE BIGGER YOUR TEAM THE HIGHER YOUR INCOME! Again, you call the shots! With Avon you can sell your products face to face through the brochures, and online with your FREE website Avon gives EVERY Avon Representative, customers can shop with you 24/7 anywhere in the USA!  And GET THIS!!!  Avon offers your brand new online customers a one time coupon of 10% off their entire order when they register their email address on your website (use code WELCOME10 )!  It gets better!  Your website ALWAYS OFFERS FREE SHIPPING on their order of $40 or more!  Avon does all the work for you when customers shop online, shipping is all taken care of, and earnings are directly deposited (must opt into direct deposit)! You can give back and offer a variety of different fundraisers to clubs, organizations, and more with your Avon Business!  You can earn incentives, and FREE VACATIONS year after year when you achieve certain goals! Most successful business owners have multiple streams of income to maximize all income opportunities!  Avon gives you everything you need!  Be versatile! 
  2. BE SOCIAL! I always say, and strongly believe there is absolutely no growth in comfort zones!  Yes, believe it or not I AM AN INTROVERT!  However, I certainly cannot be successful and sell product or an opportunity, EVEN IF SOMEONE NEEDED IT, if I do not socialize!  You must show up everywhere you go!  What do I mean?  Start practicing, say hello to 10 strangers today in your daily routine, share your success with me below in the comments, I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR!  Talk to the person in line next to you at the grocery store, talk to the cashier, compliment the women at the bank, talk to the secretary at the school when you pick up your children, wave at the bus driver when he/she drops the kids off, strike up a conversation with your neighbor that you still don’t know after living there for 10 years!  Get the conversation started!  Plant seeds everywhere you go!  Other wise you become the person no one sees, or hears!  Be memorable, and thoughtful, remember what people tell you, even if you have to take a note here and there so you remember!  Remember what they’ve mentioned and ask them how that is going the next time you see them!  They will appreciate your kind and considerate demeanor.   Begin creating and nourishing GENUINE relationships with people every where you go, and you will quickly see your network grow!  Once a familiarity and relationship is formed you will feel more comfortable offering your new acquaintance or maybe even new friend an Avon brochure, or recomend a product to them based on your new knowledge of what they may like or need! I don’t just mean face to face! Use technology and social media to grow your business!  It is called Social networking for a reason you know!  I think sometimes people forget that, and they simply post and scroll through ONLY looking at other posts!  STOP DOING THAT! Every time you get a birthday notification, wish them all a happy birthday!  Comment words of encouragement and kindness when someone is having a bad day, compliment them on their on their family photo, congratulate the graduate, wish speedy recovery to those that are not well!  Reply to people when they comment on your posts!  Do a monthly, “Who is celebrating their  birthday this month?” post.  Inbox them to send you their address for FREE birthday samples and a flashy birthday message in the mail!  Keep the conversation going!  The more your name pops into their mind and on their social media the more they will see and be reminded of you, oh and by the way your business!  Post recognition, and gratitude for customers that purchase from you!  People love seeing their name especially in a positive light!  Whats more, their friends and family on social media will see the post you tagged them in and this will strike their interest…. MORE CUSTOMER or TEAM MEMBERS!  It goes on and on, think of all the people your network knows that you don’t know, and how many people their network knows, and on and on! THEY WILL REMEMBER YOU!
  3. BE STRATEGIC! Push yourself even further!  Make a plan daily that will increase your lead bank! Ask 5 people TODAY and EVERYDAY, for their contact information, record their information in your phone for safe keeping!  I find asking for their phone number and/or Facebook name is most successful!  Follow up that evening or the next day, too much time in between meeting them and the follow up will tarnish the freshness of interest and your conversation!  It seems everyone has Facebook these days!  Don’t be afraid…… simply say something like, “I’ve really enjoyed connecting/meeting with you!  Why don’t you write down your contact info and I’ll follow up with you before the next order goes in, I have some awesome samples here you can try in the meantime!” 
  4. BE PERSISTENT! NEVER QUIT approaching new people,  we all, EVEN TOP TOP TOP sellers and sales leaders hear NO, on a daily basis, the Representatives that continue on, are the ones that are successful, you’ll never be successful if you quit.  Do not be discouraged, they are not rejecting YOU personally, it just may not be for them right now, but people and their lives change, and you have planted a seed!  I have had many customers and recruits order and/or sign up on my team years later, because their lives changed, their income changed, and they remembered me approaching them!  MOVE ON, do not miss the opportunity with the next potential customer or team member, because you heard a no!  
  5. BE EXCITED! Isn’t it exciting that you can create your own schedule!  Isn’t it exciting that you can earn as much money as you want, have the ability to achieve and go on all expense paid vacations, even multiple vacations a year after year, mentor and empower others to do the same, work from home, and so much more!  Isn’t it exciting that you get first dibs on industry leading, world class beauty and health and wellness products!  I thinks its THRILLING, and a HUGE opportunity for EVERYONE! Be excited and share the excitement in your daily routine, share the excitement on social media!  Share testimonials of the products you have tried and and the benefits you have received from the products and the business!  Be loud and proud of your business!
  6. BE AVON FLASHY! BE YOUR OWN AVON ADVERTISEMENT! BE A WALKING, TALKING BILLBOARD FOR YOUR VERY OWN BUSINESS!  You have your own business that LITERALLY offers something for almost every aspect of your life!  Why would you pay full price at a retail store for things like, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, vitamins, makeup, skin care, hair care products, candles, jewelry, and SO MUCH MORE when you can get them at a discount FROM YOURSELF!  Wear your own product and I bet you will find people complimenting your jewelry and Avon products that you are wearing!  The perfect conversation starter and opportunity to offer your products and/or Avon opportunity!  Create an opportunity for yourself! YOU GOT THIS! Share your love of your Avon business and products!
  7. BE AN ACTIVE LISTENER AND SUGGESTIVE!  I often find a common issue in direct sales is that the direct seller is doing 90% talking and 10% listening!  If we switch those percentages, and listen 90% and talk 10% our customers will tell us exactly what they need and want!  We must also ask open ended questions that give the customer or lead an opportunity to share more than 1-2 word answers.  Be careful not to be directive with your questions.  For example, “Do you have dry skin?” The only way someone could answer this question is , “Yes” or “No.” Let’s try a more open ended version of that question!  “What type of skin do you have, and what skin care concerns do you have?”  This question needs to be answered in detail, they must give more than one word answers!  It gives them a chance to converse with you and share much more about their skin!  The more they share, the more material you have to work with, to then recomend products they can benefit from! In the first example, the Representative is too focused on getting to an answer so they can sell a product!  In the second example the Representative is simply trying to get more information about the customers skin, and LISTENING with out asking too many questions, or giving their opinions.  LESS TALKING MORE LISTENING!  The customers concerns will direct you to the right products to offer them!  The product will ideally take care of the issue they shared, and naturally they will be satisfied with the benefits and become a repeat customer!  Help your customers solve their concern, and they will return! 
  8. BE AN AVON PRODUCT EXPERT!  Daily care products are a gateway to a huge business!  I don’t know a single person without skin, and everyone bathes!  So everyone is your potential customer, and what is even better….. they will run out and buy more over and over again!  We are lucky enough to be in a business that offers products that everyone needs in their daily routine, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, makeup, deodorant, and above all, SKINCARE!! YAY FOR AVON REPRESENTATIVES!  This means you can offer your business to EVERYONE! Why would they go anywhere else when you offer word class innovative products, with personalized service at an extremely reasonable price! Know your products and their benefits!  Know them by using them!  Your personal and honest testimonial is your greatest selling tool! Avon even offers their Representatives a FREE Skin Care Adviser Quiz and Vitamin Quiz for their customers!  This tool allows the customer to answer a series of quick questions that will direct them to the best products for them based on the answers they provide! 
  9. AVON SKINCARE products are truly amazing!  In fact Avon’s ANEW Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme outperforms a popular department store brand that retails at $350!  Our customers price is $55!  That is just one example!  Once a customer finds the best skin care routine for their skin type and concerns, they can opt into, AUTO REPLENISH! Auto replenish gives customers the opportunity to automatically receive their products on a time line they choose!  They can save their card information on their account through your website and Avon automatically bills, and ships their products right to their door, no shipping cost when $40 or more!  Easy and convenient for both you and your customers!  RESIDUAL INCOME AT IT’S FINEST! 
  10. BE CONSISTENT!  The competitive edge that each Avon Representative has is their ability to deliver impeccable customer service to their customers!  Customers can have a personalized shopping service through YOU, their Avon Representative!  Know your order dates, and delivery dates.  Have a solid calendar that promotes efficiency, and consistent behaviors that your customers can rely on.  The day you submit your order, your new books should labeled and ready to share!  Time waits for no one, do not waste a single second of your full 2 week Avon selling campaign cycle!  Be sure your customers know your dates as well, never waiver from commitments you make with your business and your customers or team members.  If you do not take your business seriously, your customers will not either.  They will quickly learn they cannot rely on you! Imagine your customer is ordering a gift for someone, and they do not receive their gift in time, due to your inconsistency.  I’d imagine they will no longer continue ordering through you.  To create a residual income you must be consistent and reliable! 
  11. BE GENUINE!  Take a genuine interest in your customers and team members lives.  Get to know them outside of Avon, let them get to know you!  Ask them how they are feeling, stop in to say hello, have coffee or ice cream with them once and a while!  Gift wrap their products, get in tune with the theme for the upcoming holiday!  If Valentine’s Day is coming place a heart sticker on each invoice! Get to know their interests and hobbies.  Do NOT become a product focused business, be and remain a people and relationship driven business!  Create genuine long lasting relationships and the business will come, and stay! 


STAY HUMBLE!  ALWAYS REMAIN IN A STUDENT’S MIND SET!  Believe it or not you and I DO NOT know everything!  The more open we are to the right mentors and tools/materials available to us the more we can learn and grow and the more we can offer our customers and team members!  No one can drink from an empty well, a car cannot run with out gas, and you can not thrive in your business without learning and growing everyday!  Take advantage of those that have had success, reach out for ideas and tips.  READ, if you find an area of opportunity for you to grow, do your research and become an expert!  Never become STILL!  With Avon your growth is unlimited, and not just financially, your personal and professional growth is unlimited as well!

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!?


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! ❤ 

“Delight in Weakness…. For I am Strong”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

If you have been reading my blog, you know that I find inspiration, encouragement, motivation, and peace in scripture.  There are so many verses within the Bible that build momentum in entrepreneurs.  The above verse, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 inspires me in a big way and I felt I should share this with my readers!

Looking at the Title you might think….”Delight in my Weakness? Shouldn’t we capitalize on our strengths?” Strange concept right!

However, what this verse tells me is the further I get away from my faith the less I am relying on God to work through me, in my business.  I am convinced that I Am right where I am suppose to be in business, as it has been made very clear to me through my faith.

The blessings continue into our home, our hearts, and those around me as I mentor them to build their own business as well.  One of the many things that keep me close to the word, is withing statement, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

A few weeks ago I was in our church service and the pastor summarized this very easily and clearly for everyone….. He said something to the effect of, when things are hard in our lives, sickness, financial difficulty, family struggles, business struggles, whatever the struggle may be, isn’t that when we find our selves praying harder?  On our knees begging God for guidance, forgiveness, etc…?

Why? Why is our faith stronger in weakness?  Should we not pray always?  We immediately start relying on God as soon as we feel weak!? Could it be that God continues our struggle until we get closer to him?  Like a father saying, “Son, it is so great to see you, it has been a while.”  You see he knows the plan, he has made the plan.

I even find myself doing this! It’s our human nature!

It is natural to think we are weakest in our hardships, and difficulties, but the truth is we are our strongest because we begin to see God’s word, and our faith is stronger.

Dare I go out and say we are actually weakest in our high times in life?  It is then that we stop praying, because we assume everything is going great.  “Why pray….. I don’t need anything!”  This is why we are weakest in high times, we are furthest from God’s word then.  This is when we need to be cautious, to remain giving, and faithful!

It is so strange, we seek help in times of weakness, but have no trouble taking all the credit when things are seemingly going well! As is we did all the work without Him. Again, it is our human nature!

Search your heart, is your faith stronger, are you praying more because you want only high times, and success in life?  Don’t be afraid of the hardships, know they will come, but the plan is great.

So in life, and in business, I try to always remain humble, and seek God’s guidance.  I ask him to show me where I can do my greatest work through his plan.  This is how I know I am where I am suppose to be!

Everyday I empower women and men to start and grow their own business!  The gift of financial freedom, family time, as well as non-monetary things like self confidence, and so much more!

In my post, “Unconventional Mentors” I slightly referenced how bullying is a real thing especially in schools.  At the time I didn’t see anything good in it, as my school days were unbearable at times.  As I grew older I realized how grateful I was for having been the victim of bullying for so long, as it honestly strengthened me.  I am unaffected by people and their opinions because I see them as people as well.  What I mean, is they too deserve God’s grace, and I pray for them, because I know I cannot help them only he can.

Today, I am a strong, RESILIENT, leader free from needing validation from people.  The only thing I seek is God’s guidance and grace.

As I stated in a previous post titled, “Be Strong and Courageous,” although I was scared to launch a business and turn away down a guaranteed salary, I prayed on it, and took my beautiful leap of faith!  I am more certain everyday that I made the right choice with His guidance.

I may be scared some days, but I stay focused on my faith, and keep on my mission!

In business there will always be obstacles, weaknesses, hardships, and more.  But I encourage you to, “Delight in your weakness,” because I believe God is doing his greatest works in you then.  Stay close to him and his word, thank him for the plan he has set forth and his grace.  Have faith that something AMAZING is going to come of this time!

Like the scripture says, “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  


Unconventional Mentors Part Two: Lessons From Our Children!

As I travel through my days building a home based business with my children in tow, I realized that even in their tiny little frames, they are our greatest mentors.

Although the lessons my boys have taught me are countless, I will share a few of the big lessons I have learned from my busy days as a mother in business!


Honestly!  Who is more efficient than a mother on the go!  We can dress several moving children, walk the dog, vacuum the living room, have dinner cooking, and plan a party over the phone…… all while on an active webinar for our business!  

Be honest YOU’VE been there!!

Just like in everyday life there are things that are more important or more productive to do first (on the 10 mile long to do list)!  With my children’s crazy schedule, my husbands crazy schedule, and so many other daily family and life things all going on at once, I have learned to be the most productive and efficient business owner EVER, and all from my children!

I’ve learned to take advantage of nap time for making follow up phone calls to customers, training calls to team members, and many more administrative things.  I have learned to have the car packed on nap time so when the baby wakes I am not trying to carry him and my customer orders, and all my advertising and marketing materials to the car at once!

My delivery route is a masterpiece, wasting not 1 single mile!  All in a two day system, and home in time to pick up my kinder-gardener!  I have learned to spend my time where it counts most!

Is it safe to say that as moms we are the most efficient in our crazy state!? 


As crazy as my days are trying to build an empire from a home office and managing my family, and home, I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Another thing I’ve learned is when you work from home sometimes your family life and your work life get inter-meshed! My children have taught me to separate the two!

It is so important to have set office hours, and dedicated family time!  Get down on the floor with your kids, read a book, do a puzzle, simply play peek a boo, or bake cookies with them!  You can have it all!  You just have to set clear, firm boundaries!

Working on our United States Puzzle!

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My children know when the office doors are closed mommy is on an important call!  They have learned to be OK with this, because they know I will be with them at a certain time every night!  However, if I waiver from that time with them, the entire system fails.

Trust me the calls can wait until tomorrow!  A good friend once told me, “Carly, the most important work you’ll ever do is within the walls of your own home.” I remember this everyday!  I can fail one day at my business and wake up tomorrow and fix it, I cannot fix failing my family!

I am not saying I try to be a perfect mother, there is no such thing! I can, however, give them my time and attention.

That said my children have also taught me to……..


I have always been a high achiever, perfectionism drove me crazy most of my life.  My children have most definitely taught me to lower my standard, in a great way!

Often when people hear, “Lower standards,” they associate it with a negative change.  What I am referencing is a very positive change!

Again, working from home, you can easily mesh your family life with your business life.  Of course like every mother, I love my home to look like a show room floor 24/7.  However, we all know this is next to impossible.

How many mom’s are staring at a living room and bedrooms that look like a tornado just passed through?

Turned my head for two seconds….. MAYHEM!

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It’s OK!  That can be fixed on Saturday!  During the week, I work on growing my business, and spend my dedicated time with my family, as planned!  Don’t Deviate from the plan!  Set an “Out of the Office” auto reply on email, post office hours everywhere, on your voicemail, email signature, and office doors!

I have learned to be OK with less than my normal standard.  As long as the family is safe and happy, and business is healthy, the rest can wait!

Vacuum lines are NOT OK, if that means my children can’t have healthy play time!

Here is what happens when I start to cut into family time…… Break in…..

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Or movies in the corner of my office on the other computer! They truly are like an alarm clock……

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What is more important?  Do you think your children will remember the vacuum lines and clean dishes, or the laughter you shared rolling around on the messy living room floor with them?  Or the flour all over the kitchen from baking cookies together?  Or the washable finger paint all over the kitchen island from making art together?

It is going to be OK MOM, that’s why the good Lord gave us tomorrow!  Let it go!


This is from the girl who is eager to help EVERYONE!  I am certainly a nurturer in every sense of the word, I have always been this way.  Which of course leaves me open to becoming overworked and overwhelmed.  I find people easily open up to me and seek help through me.

My children have certainly shown me how, and why I need to say , “No,” at times.  Staying focused on my, “Why” (reason for building a home based business) makes saying no much easier.  If I take on everything I take away from my family, my focus, my goals, and my business.

Of course I want to be able to help especially those in need, however I am quickly reminded that I cannot help everyone.  My children certainly show it when my focus is on too many projects!  Their behavior worsens, their schedule is off, they are MISERABLE, everything starts falling apart.

They once again, bring me back to my center, and remind me where I need to stay focused.  I can pray about the rest!

It is so strange, when we think about mentors, we naturally think about people that have been in our shoes, or someone older.  As I stated in my previous post, “Unconventional Mentors,” you can truly find inspiration anywhere it is just a matter of opening your eyes.

Take a look at your, “Why,” have you lost focus?

I thank God everyday for my children, as they truly have been the greatest mentors in my life, and the fuel that drives me EVERY DAY! 



Just a quick note to the mamas!  Be brave and believe in YOU!

48465A05-590C-4B13-BA12-B2A9D3FD13E9.jpeg#Belief in yourself and your #faith may take much courage and a ton of bravery…. but if there’s a slight chance of #success …. that just means the rest is up to you and #strong faith….. dig in and go for it … give it everything you’ve got ..even if it seems the chips are all stacked against you…. bet on you always …. 💃🏽and pray through the process in high times and low times….. sometimes we forget to pray and be thankful when things are going well …. 🙏#mommyandme #momslookingforwork #mentoringmatters #coach #financialfreedom #networkerlife