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Franchising vs Network Marketing

Franchising vs Network Marketing

Franchising vs Network Marketing I love social media because it allows me to follow so many different types of people - business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, etc. One of the people I follow is Emily Vavra, a very successful entrepreneur in the network marketing...

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The Power of Deeper Conversations

The Power of Deeper Conversations

The Power of Deeper Conversations Just this week, I experienced how deeper conversations really do work with members on my team. It would have been so easy to ask a few superficial questions about how they're doing, but I knew I had to go deeper. I managed to make a...

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Fear of . . .

Fear of . . .

Fear of  . . . Most of us have fears of some kind.  And these fears can hold us back and limit us from doing what we have the potential and capability of doing. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” - Les Brown, Author and...

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Do You Followup & Follow Through?

Do You Followup & Follow Through?

Do You Followup & Follow Through?   I thought I would talk about something that is kind of disappearing everywhere, and that something is customer service.   When I took my first job in retail just after college, I was fortunate enough to be trained on the...

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Empower Your Team

Empower Your Team

Empower Your Team. This past weekend I was in Vancouver to participate in an event involving my business.  Many of my team members were there as well. What struck me this time was how all team members were involved and focused in helping with the organization and...

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3 Actions to Help You Achieve Your Dreams

3 Actions to Help You Achieve Your Dreams

It's summer and half way through 2019, so I'm guessing this time of year may have you dreaming about the lifestyle you want to live. Thinking about it is a good start, but to make it a reality you need to take action.  You need to use your time and resources to build...

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Don’t Do This!

Don’t Do This!

Don’t Do This! As many of you know, I'm a lifestyle entrepreneur.  One of my residual income streams comes from my wellness business inside of the network marketing profession which I have been doing for over 15 years.  During that time I have come to learn what works...

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Time Out For What Matters Most

Time Out For What Matters Most

Time out for what matters most. I'm sure you'll agree we need to take time out every so often. Time out gives us an opportunity to rethink, refocus, remember, refresh and renew.  It's great for peace of mind, our health and our overall livelihood. So this past week, I...

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Remember This One Thing

Remember This One Thing

Remember this one thing... Last week, I talked about the one thing we all need to have - empathy for others.  Why? Because it is essential to growing relationships and your business. And it is a very human quality that we do not use enough! There are many aspects to...

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The One Thing We All Need To Have

The One Thing We All Need To Have

Today, I want to talk about the one thing we all need to have. A few years ago I became a member of a bereavement support group here in Ottawa.  I had just moved from Toronto, and was coping with the loss of my second child at childbirth. I felt becoming part of this...

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Are You Struggling?

Are You Struggling?

Do you even recognize that you are struggling?  Or is this mediocre state the norm for you?  You know, a lot of people struggle every day and as a result feel down, depressed and even hopeless. They are all around us. Whether it is relationships, business, career, or...

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Are You Disciplined Enough? Part 2

Are You Disciplined Enough? Part 2

I'm excited to give you an another outstanding example of "are you disciplined enough?" Last week, I wrote about the importance of self-discipline in achieving your goals. One of our team members and a dear friend, Valerie, related her health story on our team call...

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Are You Disciplined Enough?

Are You Disciplined Enough?

My article today is about asking this question: "are you disciplined enough?"  This past weekend I spent some valuable time with my family.  It was the annual race weekend in Ottawa and my daughter and son-in-law were here from New York to run the half marathon.   As...

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Veni. Vidi. Didici.

Veni. Vidi. Didici.

Veni, Vidi, Didici.  I came, I saw, I learned is how this latin phrase is translated. It is a slight change I made to the famous Julius Caesar quote - Veni, Vidi, Vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered), to remind me of the time I lived in Italy and how much I learned from...

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Do This One Thing First

Do This One Thing First

When I first started as an entrepreneur, I almost missed doing this one thing first. I was lucky to be exposed to the idea of personal development in the first year as a franchise owner. It was so foreign to me, especially at the age of 24 when all I thought about was...

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M1, M2 and M3. Where Do You Fit In?

M1, M2 and M3. Where Do You Fit In?

When we talk about business, there are basically 3 income strategies - M1, M2, and M3. Do you know what they are? Bob Proctor, the author and motivational speaker describes it so well in his talks, teachings and educational programs.  He was my first mentor and I have...

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Be Brave & Show Up

Be Brave & Show Up

I love Brené Brown, her messages, her books and her videos.  I refer to her all the time because she really hits home on what is important in life. This past week I watched her latest presentation on Netflix - The Call to Courage, which is all about vulnerability.  ...

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Trust The Process

Trust The Process

Trust is such an important word in our life.  Maybe the most important. Whether it is in personal or business relationships, it is essential to the success or longevity of that connection.   That is why building trust in my relationships is something I focus on every...

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Are You Missing Out?

Are You Missing Out?

Is that an opportunity knocking at my door? Am I recognizing it or subconsciously ignoring it? Throughout our life, opportunity will come knocking at our door, and in most cases, many of us will fail to recognize it. History is full of examples where people and...

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Spring It On!

Spring It On!

It’s springtime.  Yay! Time for renewal, to refresh, to grow, to get moving and 'spring it on'! Spring is a great time to rejuvenate yourself and your business. The days are longer, there is more sunshine and warmth, and there is new growth all around you.  Everything...

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Why & Perseverance

Why & Perseverance

This past weekend I had the opportunity to hear from two amazing speakers at our Impact convention. The first one, spoke about how he had completed the 1000 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational Race on foot.   Most of us know of this race as an Alaskan sled dog race, but...

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Understanding Financial Freedom

Understanding Financial Freedom

Many of us talk about ‘financial freedom’ as if we all understand that term in the same, explicit way. We assume that we all have the same definition, but let me tell you, it does not mean the same to everyone. Some people think it means not having to worry about food...

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Do You Have A Checklist?

Do You Have A Checklist?

Do you have a checklist? Have you ever packed up the car to leave on a trip and drove away thinking you had forgotten something? Only to remember it a mile or two down the road and have to turn back? Forgot to set the house alarm, close the garage door, lock the front...

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Lead By Example

Lead By Example

Lead by example. As humans, we all need to lead or be lead.  It’s in our DNA. Today, there is so much information out there on leadership and what constitutes a good leader.  The characteristics that make a leader great are many. Words like motivational,...

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Change Is Good

Change Is Good

I took some time last week to relax, rejuvenate and refresh in a warm, sunny climate.   It was just what I needed to break the cold, snowy and dreariness of a long winter in Canada. I couldn't do it if wasn't for my business, which allows me to enjoy life and work...

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