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What My Granddaughter Taught Me

What My Granddaughter Taught Me

Today, I want to talk about what my granddaughter taught me. Just this past weekend, she turned one year old. I vividly remember experiencing first hand, the home birth my daughter went through with a mid-wife, her husband, and her two dogs nearby, all assisting her!...

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Don’t Try To Be An Expert

Don’t Try To Be An Expert

I think many of us strive to be an expert in something.  It kind of goes with how we are brought up and educated.   And it kind of goes hand in hand with having a career and being a professional. I know my husband wanted to be an aviation expert and professional.  And...

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Don’t Let These Hurdles Get in The Way

Don’t Let These Hurdles Get in The Way

As an entrepreneur and home based business owner, do you feel like you are jumping over hurdles most days? I know, I certainly was and it's sure doesn't make it easy. Today, let's talk about them, so you can deal with them head on and be more productive and get better...

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The Power of Generosity

The Power of Generosity

How many times have you heard it’s not the gift but the thought that counts.  Well this all comes from the concept and power of generosity.  The fact that you thought enough of someone and gave them a gift is what matters, not the actual gift. And you gave without...

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Doing Your ABC’s?

Doing Your ABC’s?

With every business, no matter what it is, there are certain things that are so basic and so important, maybe even so vital, to the success of the business. So are you doing your ABC's?  Let's get to it, so that you can start to apply these each and every day.  First,...

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The ‘No Excuses’ Attitude

The ‘No Excuses’ Attitude

The 'no excuses' attitude starts with my business story, where I took my business profits and turned them into smart real estate investments which resulted in a $2 million dollar + portfolio in just 5 years. This was the beginning of building real wealth and my desire...

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Lead Me. Follow Me. Or Get The Hell Out of My Way.

Lead Me. Follow Me. Or Get The Hell Out of My Way.

“Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way!” I love this quote from General George S. Patton, the famous World War II Army Commander. Patton was definitely a successful military leader, but he was also a follower, following the directions of his superiors to...

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The Know Like Trust Factor

The Know Like Trust Factor

How effective is your marketing? How do your prospects become potential customers?  Are you implementing The Know Like Trust Factor? The bottom line is, people do business with people they know, like and trust. But, how can you build those relationships quickly in...

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Focus on ‘Good Debt’

Focus on ‘Good Debt’

Focus on ‘Good Debt’ One of the biggest problems and one that keeps most of us up at night is Debt.  That is why I wanted to talk about it this week. In reality, if you could avoid getting into debt that would be ideal. Debt stresses us out and stats indicate that...

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Don’t Get Bummed Out

Don’t Get Bummed Out

Don't get bummed out. Living in another country is always a learning experience.  You get to be part of a distinctive culture, meet new people, and in most cases see a different outlook on life than yours. You really don’t have a choice when you are immersed in...

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Is There Light at The End of The Tunnel?

Is There Light at The End of The Tunnel?

Is there light at the end of the tunnel? I was reading an article this week about how millennials are under severe financial stress with no light at the end of the tunnel. The sad thing is, this situation is not just for millennials.  Many people are suffering from...

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Time To Step It Up

Time To Step It Up

Okay summer is over.  The kids are back in school.  Yay! They are excited and ready to get going with their new school year. You are hopefully refreshed and energized too, and ready to get back at it.   So now is the time to step it up in your life and business. What...

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Refurbish & Upgrade Yourself

Refurbish & Upgrade Yourself

Refurbish and Upgrade Yourself This past month my husband and I have been doing some renovations of our home, something that has been long overdue.  We finally made the decision to just get on with it and stop putting it off. This got me thinking about ourselves, our...

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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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