Why you need network marketing today!

Regular readers of the blog know I run a very successful coaching consultancy; I passionately care about helping people and businesses become the best they can be. I relish everyday in my business but I recognised that I was in a vulnerable position. I had a business which produced linear income, I do the work, I get paid. If I don’t do that work, guess what? I don’t get paid!Juice plus experince

When I was introduced to network marketing a few years ago, it made total sense to me. Here was an opportunity to build a second business, part-time alongside my consultancy business but instead of swooping time for money, I can do the work once and get paid forever! I now strongly believe that building a network marketing business in today’s economy is one of the smartest moves you can make!

“I would rather make 1 percent on the efforts of 100 people than 100 percent on my own efforts.”

J. Paul Getty

That is essentially the philosophy of network marketing. You can leverage your time and increase the number of hours of work effort on which you can be paid by sponsoring other people and earning a small income on their efforts. With network marketing there are no overheads, no massive start up costs, no geographic limitations, no special qualification’s needed, just a belief in yourself and the will to succeed.

If nothing else get involved with network marketing for the personal development alone! Network marketing attracts the very best people, learn from them! Network marketing companies provide amazing training opportunities for you to grow as a person and opens your eyes to the life you could lead!

Living A Rich and Rewarding Life

I am humbled and amazed in my network marketing business everyday from the people who have changed their lives with this business opportunity. I could tell you so many stories of people from all walks of life overcoming different challenges but determined to succeed. To become successful, you have to help other people become successful. It’s very rewarding to watch other people grow and become better people.

There are many network marketing companies, my only advice is to find a product that resonates with you, something you can be passionate about! And chose a company with a tried and tested system, preferably one that has a few years behind them. That way you know it has longevity! I choose The Juice Plus Personal Franchise as I love the products and believe in a healthy body, healthy mind so it fit perfectly with me!

I leave you with a few questions:

Do you want to retire rich?

Would you like an income that builds itself?

Would you like more recognition and appreciation?

Answer YES to any of those questions then networking marketing could be for you!

Further reading:

http://www.thebusinessofthe21stcentury.com/

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Healthy body, Healthy mind – when do you make time for your health?

keep calm and juiceI understand the link between a health body, healthy mind, the two are intrinsically linked. Through my coaching business I am working on the mind and through my health and nutrition business I work on the body! I have accumulated I fast amount of knowledge over the years but you never stop learning on this wonderful journey called life! I work extremely hard and I love my crazy busy life but sometimes you have to take some time out for you and your health! That’s why in August I took a seven-day retreat to Juicy Oasis Boutique Health Retreat & Spa deep in the heart of Portugal. The retreat is ‘Juice Master’ Jason Vale’s Premier Retreat:

This stunning juice, yoga and fitness retreat is set deep inside Portugal and overlooks a magnificent wide flowing river and is surrounded by deep forest and far reaching mountains. Juicy Oasis is not a ‘Spa Hotel’, but rather a retreat where you are taken on a very unique ‘mind and body seven-day journey’ to fully recharge, reboot and inspire you.

Jason Vale is the Juice Master!

Jason Vale has sold over 2 million books worldwide and is highly regarded as one of the most influential people in the world of juicing and health. Jason is the number one best-selling author of 10 books, DVD’s, App’s and CD’S on juicing, health, fitness and junk food addiction. Jason is also the ‘Executive Pro-juicer’ of his hugely successful and ground-breaking documentary Super Juice Me! Where Jason tests his theory that chronic disease is caused by toxicity and nutritional deficiency, and that the best way to treat disease is simply with high quality nutrition.

It’s a very empowering message, that your health is in your control! Much of the disease in the body is caused by the lifestyles and food that we eat. After-all prevention is much better than cure!

6 weeks since I was at Juicy Oasis and thrilled to report I have dropped nearly 2 dress sizes! I am doing my 5 Tibetans and rebounding every morning, Tracy Anderson DVD or Gym most days, Juicing 3 out of 7 days as a MUST and NO booze for the 6 weeks !! It definitely flicked my switch into improving my lifestyle, what will flick yours?

 

For more information visit the Juicy Retreat .

Combat stress through better nutrition!

We will all experience stress to some degree through our lives, some more than others. We have developed various coping strategies to deal with stress, some effective, some less so. Some of us exercise, while others listen to music. Some people like to take time out for a hobby, or to play with their children. We have to accept that stress is all around us, in our work lives, at home, in our relationships. Some people are innately and genetically better at dealing with stress. Others can teach and train themselves to handle stress more efficiently, what most people don’t realise is the right food choices can dramatically assist the body in better handling stress.Stress

Therefore, we have more control over stress than we might realise; that’s good news!!

We have total control over what we put in our bodies, typically when people are stressed they make bad nutritional choices such as caffeine, alcohol and fast foods. Every cell in the body needs good nutrition to work optimally; stress depletes the body of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. It can degrade digestive function and slows the metabolism resulting in you feeling more tried, irritable and angry. Very quickly we can see a vicious circle beginning where we make poor choices which will compound our ability to deal with the stressful situation in the first place.

The hormonal chaos prolonged stress causes can increase your risk of blood sugar problems, high blood pressure, fatigue and weight gain. A well-balanced diet is crucial in combating stress.  Stay away from the usual culprit’s caffeine, alcohol, salty foods, fatty foods, sugar, refined and processed foods.

When the body is under stress, it has been proven that he body uses up its resources until they are bare.

The following are the main nutrients that he body will use up under stress:

  • B vitamins: These help the body cope with stress (build your metabolism) and control the whole nervous system
  • Proteins: Assist in growth and tissue repair
  • A vitamins: Essential for normal vision
  • C vitamins: Protection of the immune system (antioxidants, diabetes protection etc.). Lowers the amount of cortisol in your body (Stress hormone
  • Magnesium: Needed for a variety of tasks such as muscle relaxation, fatty acid formation, making new cells and heartbeat regulation.

source: http://www.stress.org.uk/files/Combat-Nutritional-Stress.pdf

Let’s take a look at some stress reducing foods:fruits-and-veggies

Celery– contains nutrients that clam, including niacinimide. It’s an old folk recipe to lower blood pressure.

Sunflower seeds – rich source of potassium, B Vitamins and zinc which play a critical role in the health of the adrenal glands.

Brown rice is a slowly absorbed carbohydrate that can help trigger the release of the body’s feel good chemicals

Cabbage is a good stress busting source of the antioxidants vitamins A, C and E, beta-carotene and mineral selenium

Berries – are rich in magnesium and vitamin C. Insufficient vitamin C can weaken your immune system and make you feel generally stressed and run down.

 

Read more stress busting foods in – “You are what you eat” by Dr Gillian McKeith

 

I personally used to juice for 8 years after learning just how important a good diet rich in fruits and vegetables is to keep us performing at our top-level. The effects of stress on the body should not be underestimated, I was very fortunate to be introduced to a whole food nutrition supplement which is the essence of 26 fruits, vegetables and berries which I take every day; I have said goodbye to time consuming, messy juicing! For more information visit www.energisejuiceplus.com

Simple steps to much less Stress

I also recommend you take a look at this book by Ann Peckham “Simple steps to much less stress”. A wonderful book full of easy to implement strategies to combat stress. Anne has transformed her own health, reducing her weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and all without dieting or medication. And is passionate about helping others to do the same!

 

Finding ways to reduce the level of stress in your life will open up reserves of energy and determination you may not know you had!

 

Giving thanks on a deeper level

Saying “thank you” is a marketing dream. There are businesses that are built on the premise that expressions of gratitude are wonderful. There are numerous days in the year when the shops are full of chocolates, gifts, card & flowers telling us to say thank you. I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with this. In fact, it’s great that we are encouraged to think about what we are grateful for but I do wonder how much meaning and thought goes into these expressions of thanks and if it has become something that we “have to do” or something that is done as a quick thought whilst doing the shopping.

Most of the time, “thank you” is said as a response to immediate actions or events, for example, the waiter brings over your meal, someone holds open a door, the postman delivers a parcel, someone writes “Happy Birthday” on your Facebook wall (you say thanks with a big thumb!) and so on. These two little words are can have such a big impact! It shows you are appreciative of what someone else has done for you and keeping up this level of saying thanks is brilliant!

However saying “thank you” can be done so quickly and can also be so easily forgotten. What is an expression of gratitude on a deeper, long-term level look like? Is it a thing we have forgotten, don’t have time for, don’t value or is it regarded as unnecessary? Finding ways of expressing our deep gratitude takes time.

There was a time when people sat down at the table together and gave thanks for the meal they were having. There was a time when people who received a gift for their birthday wrote a beautiful thank you card. There was a time when people cooked a meal for the neighbours who mowed the lawn or took in a parcel from the postman for safe-keeping.

Should we express our thanks on a deeper level? Yes.

 

thank you“Thank you” when given time and meaning holds value; high value.

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life usually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value in your life. And the more of your life that you like and appreciate, the healthier and happier you’ll be.

So who do you need to thank?

How will you show them the value they have in your life by thanking them?

 

Take some time out today to deliver a meaningful & mindful thank you to someone.

Thinking with your heart will lead you in the right direction.

Can stress be good for you? How you can make it your friend.

I watched a fascinating talk by health psychologist Kelly McGonigal; she shares a fascinating idea: that the harmful effects of stress may be a consequence of our perception that it is bad for our health. Agreeing with my earlier article on stress that “That’s not to say a challenge is a bad thing, we need to progress and grow, we do this by dealing with stressful situations and coming out the other side. However, what may be stressful to one person may minimally affect another–and vice versa. The reason: it is not the event which is stressful, but how we view and respond to the event that counts. “

Kelly McGonigal presents scientific research in her presentation that proves an up side to stress:

“Can changing how you think about stress make you healthier? Here the science says yes,” says McGonigal. “Your heart might be pounding, you may be breathing faster… but what if you viewed them as signs that your body was energized and it’s preparing you to meet this challenge.”

The main points from the scientific research mentioned in the video are:

  • Stress may actually be correlated with longevity—if a person does not view it as a negative
  • A possible antidote to negative effects of stress: giving to others
  • Moderate stress can lead to cell growth in the brain’s learning centers
  • Stress can summon helper hormones to vulnerable areas
  • Stress can induce both good and bad habits
  • A stress-is-enhancing mindset may have lasting effects

How to deal with stress in a positive way

1. Nothing and no one can “make” you feel anything. You are responsible for the reaction you have to any given situation, of you can’t change anything, accept it for what it is. Accepting doesn’t mean to give up, by accepting what can’t be changed and finding a way to cop with it is a great stress reducer.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

2. Exchange attitude for gratitude. The science indicates above that as possible antidote to stress is giving to others, that makes us feel good about ourselves. Sometimes you can find gratitude in the smallest things. You can be thankful for life, health, strength, friends, family, nature, etc. Focusing on gratitude can definitely change your attitude.

3. Look at the big picture. Evaluate your stressful situation from a “big picture” point of view. Ask yourself “how important is this?” and “will this matter in the long run?” If the answer is no, it’s likely not worth your time and energy.