You know when you get that feeling.. Something bad is going to happen..

11 months ago when I had to make a tough decision and walk away from a company that I really did truly love when I started.. It was because of what was happening around me, and because my inner voice was telling me this is going to blow up and blow up big and I want no part of it.. I love the Industry of Direct Sales.. Just as I Love Real Estate,  you find another home you just don’t quit when a company doesn’t fit you…. Those that know me in Real Estate know that change doesn’t scare me.. What was scary in Direct Sales and leaving Visalus was I had to walk away from a team I loved .. I was making good money.. Most of my working team members were making money.. Money each and every one of us needed for our families..  but for me it wasn’t worth my sleep, conscience and integrity.. now I am not saying that those that stayed even though they saw the dogs being enrolled, the fake orders and all the hype.. They truly just don’t see it being a wrong thing to do.. To me it was so wrong and just as I would have walked away from that “Wrong” deal in Real Estate.. I walked away from Visalus.. Now, Financially it hurt.. We had to sell our TOYS.. (RV, MotorCycles) we had for years, to put money back in our household to keep a roof over our head.. I had days when I was like.. I should have just stayed.. maybe my little voice was over reacting.. But todays video shows that is not the case..

The Article from MLM helpdesk Website can be found at http://mlmhelpdesk.com/breaking-mlm-news-visalus-hit-with-rico-alligations-how-will-this-affect-byth-stock-or-cvsl-bid-to-buy-blyth/#

And yes I read all 60 pages.. I sat here and read the same stories that were happening to me and I have never talked to these people.. it makes me think.. How many others are out there…I don’t know.. It does sadden me.. but then as the Pastor at my Church said this weekend.. What doesn’t break you.. Strengthens you.. That your setback was to position you for your comeback.. You learn along the way.. I know that I have a lot to offer this industry.. The Truthful side..  If you are thinking about the industry of direct sales.. don’t let this scare you away from it.. do your research and pick the company based on the people you can trust.. get to know them.. ask questions and chose the Who.. not the what.. Put your Heart and Soul into it.. Stay True and lead with Integrity.. and just don’t quit.. You will find success..

I am glad I listened to my inner voice.. but at the same time I am sad for all the people I love,who are still at Visalus.. Keeping everyone in my prayers.. Be Blessed ❤

Busy and Blessed

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There are many companies you can align yourself with, they all have a product, the biggest difference is who you chose to partner with and what you put into your business as far as effort and time. I chose to go to Nutrie because I knew I was partnering with a great group of leaders in a company built without hype. Has being in a start up company been tough? Yep it has, but that doesn’t scare me. The reasons I came to Nutrie are still the reasons I am with Nutrie. Many have jumped to other companies already but I am here for the long haul and I am blessed by those that have chose to Run with me.

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I had a pastor tonight make a reference of Divine meetings coming into his life and he felt him meeting with My business partner and myself was a divine meeting, put in his path by God and I could so relate because I felt the same way when I saw someone I respected make the choice to go to Nutrie, I knew I had to go. I felt it was an answer to my prayers. I have no regrets. I love this company and the people involved. It just feels right. So one meeting at a time, whether it is face to face, in a group or over the phone, in between showing homes, taking listings and negotiating deals, being a mom, a taxi driver (for my kids) and a wife, I will make the time and I will build this team. Who is ready to build with me ❤ I am not “busy and stressed.” I am busy and BLESSED”

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So Many Need This one prayer.. Prayer for a New Job…

As I go through my day multi-tasking to get things done.. Although I am self-employed and not really where I thought I would be by this time in my life I do feel humbled that I have the opportunities that I have.. I come in contact with people every day that need more in their lives.. For me I have not been the one to wait on a job, I create my “job” but not everyone has that will or desire to do just that.. And that is OK , I do hate to hear and see fear in their voice and as a part of their expression but all I can do is Pray..  Below are a collection of prayers that I have come a crossed and I hope having them in one spot here will bless someone with just a little more strength to better their day ❤

PRAYER FOR A NEW JOB ~

IN THE DAY OF PROSPERITY BE JOYFUL, BUT IN THE DAY OF ADVERSITY CONSIDER: SURELY GOD HAS APPOINTED THE ONE AS WELL AS THE OTHER, SO THAT MAN CAN FIND OUT NOTHING THAT WILL COME AFTER HIM.

Ecclesiastes 7:14

Our most gracious and loving Father,You have most lovingly and graciously said that You have loved us with and everlasting love. We acknowledge, Lord, that Your love for us is deeper that the ocean and bigger than the biggest need in our heart. Father, all my longings lie open before You and my sighing is not hidden from You. I commit myself as well as the need for a new job into Your most precious and loving hands.Lord God, fulfill the desire of my heart and bless the work of my hands. The Bible says, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” I am completely trusting in Your merit and Your faithfulness this hour. I am certain that You can make a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. You can open a way where there seems to be no way. O Lord, as I go through the selection procedures, let Your mighty uplifted hand rest upon me and grant me Your supernatural grace and mercies in the eyes of all the concerned officials. Please perfect everything that concerns me.Father, my ways are not Your ways, neither are my thoughts Your thoughts. Your ways and Your thoughts are higher than the heavens above. Let Your perfect will be done in this matter. Put Your words into my mouth for the interviews and grant me Your wisdom and knowledge. Let Your mighty presence go before me.I render thanks and praises to You alone, Master, because I believe that You have already performed a miracle in my life.Amen.

Pray that they will see opportunity when it approaches.. When it is right for them.. Praying for a sense of normal to come back to this economy before they all forget what normal felt like…

Prayer for Rising Above Fear ~

Dear Lord, please ease our hearts in this world of uncertainty,
As we balance that which we desire with our true need,
As we look for higher values in the midst of material loss,
As we remember the wealth and abundance born of your creation,
And know that as you move us from fear to love,
We will be enriched with the treasures of spirit and peace. Amen
– Rev. Victor Fuhrman

Prayer for Employment ~

Heavenly father, please sustain my spirit as I search for new and meaningful work.You have blessed me with a healthy body and a keen mind for which I am grateful. I ask that you open my path as I seek employment that will allow me to support my family and myself while serving others and your divine purpose.

In gratitude and grace, Amen.

– Rev. Victor Fuhrman

Prayer for Strength and Faith ~ 

Dear Lord,

In these troubling times,
I am filled with unspeakable fears.
I reach my hand out to you now.
I ask you to walk beside me.
Please help me hold on strong,
During these storms.
And help me hold my hopes high,
Even in the darkest hour.
Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Prayer for Prosperity ~ 

Dear God, source of Love and Life who brings abundance to all,
Please bring prosperity to me and my family now.
We ask that these basic needs be filled:
Money to pay our bills,
Income to meet our mortgage (rent),
Enough to feed us healthy food,
And more than enough for health care and wellness.
Beyond the material needs, please uplift our souls.
Inspire our creativity and resourcefulness.
Guide us in improving our lives.
Please help us to hold on to faith
And let us find peace. Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Prayer for Financial Healing ~ 

From the deep reaches of my heart and soul,
To the highest love in heaven,
I pray for a healing of my financial situation.

I reach a hand to the abundance of the universe,
And pray that I learn to transform my fear into possibility.
Let me open to all the good that exists in this world.

I lift my head up to the sun
And pray that I am inspired to turn darkness into light.
Let me raise myself up beyond my problems.

I look toward the future and what-could-be
And pray that I can believe in myself and my abilities.
Let me know in my heart that I have great strength.

I honor the place of fear that has gripped me,
But I pray that I do not let it own me.
Let me do what I can to bring peace to my financial situation,
And trust that this too will pass.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Blessing to Crisis-Proof Your Relationship ~

May this relationship be blessed.

In times of financial strife,
it is easy to blame your partner
for what is wrong in your life.
Always look deeper for the truth.

May this relationship survive tests.
When things go wrong, It is a chance to show
That you can weather even the harshest storms–together.
Always see your love as bigger than your problems.

May this relationship bring you strength.
When money is tight, you may feel weakened.
Instead, come closer together to solve your problems.
Always focus on the creating the life you want to share.

May this relationship be your safe harbor
There are plenty of things in the world to pull you apart.
Stay strong, two against the world.
Lean into each other and hold on.
Let your relationship be your foundation and your support.

Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Parents’ Prayer of Protection ~

Dear God, Please bless my children.

For this I pray:
May they thrive in any economy.
May they be safe and protected.
May they be healthy and happy.
May they be uplifted by love.
May they be strengthened by opportunity.
May their days be filled with fun and play.
May all their needs be met—always.
May there be food, clothing, shelter, and comfort.
And may their souls be nurtured no matter the state of our world.
Please bless my children in all ways.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Wholeness Blessing – We Are Not Broken ~

We walk in troubled times,
But let us not be troubled souls.

We stand in financial challenge,
But let us not see our lives only in crisis.

We have suffered loss, pain, and indignities.
But we have survived, and we will survive.

We have been hurt and we may be broke,
But we are not broken.

Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Dear God, I Need Cash ~

For this I pray:

Not asking for a million bucks
Or money showing up in trucks
Just need some cash to pay my bills
And financial flow to cure my ills
Not seeking huge amounts
Just enough to make it count
To take care of a basic human need
And take care of those mouths to feed
I know that times are rough
But I want to stand tough
I just need some cash to keep on going
So please God, keep the money flowing.

Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Prosperity Prayer for All People ~

Dear God, please bring prosperity to all people
and bring healing to those who have been hurt by the economic crisis.
We ask that these basic needs be filled for all people:
Money to pay our bills,
Income to meet our mortgages (rent),
Enough cash to provide proper nutrition and healthy food,
And more than enough for health care and wellness.
Please help us to provide for our families.
Beyond the material needs, please uplift our souls.
Inspire our creativity and resourcefulness.
Guide us in improving our lives.
Help us restore balance to our economy.
Point us toward a brighter tomorrow.
Please help us to hold on to faith.
And let us find peace. Amen.

–Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Prayer for Strength of Faith During Difficult Times ~

Father, this world sometimes bewilders me and is beyond my understanding. I see poverty and disease, storms and earthquakes, war and killing. Many hearts are bound by ego and fear. Please strengthen my faith in your higher purpose and open my mind to the truth that everything is unfolding according to your divine plan. Let compassion and love for my brothers and sisters flow from me and may we all be uplifted by your glory. AMEN.

Prayer for Strength and Self image ~

Lord, sometimes when I look in the mirror I’m not too happy with what I see. Please let me see me the way you made me, beautiful and perfect just as I am. Help me to hold this image in my mind and heart as I follow my life’s path. Allow others to witness your light shining through me as I walk with confidence, grace and a smile on my face. Amen.

 Motivational Quotes ~

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
-Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”
-Ivy Baker Priest

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

               “Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.”- Jerome Fleishman

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
-Flavia Weedn

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
-M. Kathleen Casey

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn.”
-Author Unknown

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you know someone with struggles.. pick of the phone and offer them some words of encouragement.. Offer them a prayer..It’s free ❤ You have Nothing to Lose, but a little time ❤

Always Be Blessed,

Kathy

RIP ~ Zig Ziglar  1926 – 2012

What it takes to be a Champion..

They are the San Francisco Giants.. World Series Champions for the second time in three seasons of Baseball. Reveled as the underdog or the come back kids.. What they truly are is a amazing team that has a heart of Gold. A team that knows that each and every person plays a vital role in their success. A team that doesn’t have one strong ego driven soul amongst them. I celebrated along side them today just as I did two seasons ago.

I stood in back and watched as everyone else did. The difference in me this time after 20 months of team building was I picked up more on the pride you could see they had in their team. That pride wasn’t about their individual success or just about where their success could be taking them by themselves. It was about their team and their fans. That’s exactly what’s so important to me.. I may not be the first to get there. But when I do my team will be with me.. I know I am building for the long term, not for the right nowツ

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I took my kids today and I know they will be able to tell their kids that two times in three seasons they celebrated with the S.F. Giants.. Life is about creating memories that will never be forgotten while your time is here on this earth. If you are going to do it.. Do it with ethics, moral values and do it with your team in mind. You can’t go wrong ツ

San Francisco Giants Postseason Highlight REEL 2012 from Maniego Media on Vimeo.

Zeek Rewards Closes it’s doors..

Through out the past year of me venturing into the Network Marketing arena.. I have found myself be approached by so many opportunities…  Over whelming at times to say the least.. I was approached about Zeek twice just last week.. Several times in the past year… I am a research junkie.. and so it wasn’t hard for me to find that there were concerns with Zeek.. But that said, people were making money like crazy.. “Get in and get out”, I was told by one person last week.. I wished her will with Zeek and simply made the choice it was not for me..

 

Let me tell you why.. I don’t want to ever be a jumper.. My commitment and my conviction is with Visalus.. I want to build this team for “Forever”

As a kid my mother moved around a lot and to explain what “a lot” means.. I never went to a school for a full School year with out transferring  and the average was 3 schools a year..until I was a Sophomore in High School.. So moving is just not something I am comfortable with.. I have always felt to my core that Visalus was a Forever company.. I am building my business for the years ahead of me not for the right now.. I may not be the fastest runner but I know I am one of the strongest when it comes to team support and longevity…

So for all the Zeek associates out there, My heart goes out to you.. as I know how it would hurt me if the business I had so much passion for suddenly closed its doors..  My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you as you get through this uncertain time..

Included are some links to more information from news station about the Closing of Zeek Rewards…

MyFox8News Lexington on Zeek Closing…

Dispatch of Lexington..

No Matter How Slow You Go…

As the saying goes.. No Matter how slow you go you are still lapping everyone on the couch..

As a Network Marketer there is no particular boss to say that you have not met your goal.. You are a entrepreneur and that means it is up to you and the only recourse you will have by not meeting a goal you might have set is what you put yourself through.. What I have seen happen the most is a person will join the team.. have amazing and possibly exhausting unreachable goals, time rolls around and they find themselves in a position of facing what they perceive as failure.. Wake up people.. there is no failure unless you quit… Doing a business that involves direct sales has no correct speed… Now keeping that is mind, those who go faster and do so by following the system that the company that they are with will undoubtedly find the most amount of success the fastest… Now that being said, not everyone is going to have the ability to “run like a race horse” and that is ok… Do what you can at a pace that let’s you stay in control.. Here at Visalus we have people running to Ambassador or as I like to say it beings I am a Race fan, 0-60 in 4 seconds flat… but you know what.. it doesn’t impress me… What impress and excites me is when the Ashleigh’s of the world after more then a year in the business really get in touch with their why and begin to Run, When the a couple whom has been with Visalus for more then 5 years hits the rank of Ambassador, or actually 1 Star Ambassador because that showed me they were not quitters.. There is now speed that is to slow… Just don’t quite and set small goals that you will know you can complete.. Make 3 phone calls a day to give out your website.. This is not hard and something everyone can do.. Stay plugged in and go to the trainings.. Everyone needs training… Get out there and make it happen.. Even if it is a little bit at a time.. ❤

Giving Thanks to Our Veterans on this Veterans Day

Today is 11-11-11… Many are celebrating this day to mark the firsts in their lives.. So many marriages, celebrations, engagements…for this day will come only every 100 years… So I want to start off by saying a heart-felt congratulation for all of those whom are making this their special day in their lives…

For me the 11-11 part in which that comes every year… Is a day that I actually think about all through the year… Our Veterans, who sacrifice so much so we can have so much more… The unselfishness of each and every soldier is a character that God instilled in these people to truly be the angels of our world..

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My Father served on The United States Air Force…  I never knew him personally after infancy as life between my mother and my father seemed to get in the way… He is now passed away.. One of the only photo’s I have of him with me, He was in his uniform.. he was a handsome man… I had read a letter that was addressed to him from the United States honoring him for his duties while he supported the Green Berets, not exactly sure what that means but never the less I am very proud to say he is my dad…

So on this very special day that comes once a year… I encourage you to think of the Veterans in your life, think of all the veterans that have sacrificed so much so that we can be all that we can be, do all that we do, and to live a life free of hostility here in the USA.

Our Soldiers…

Freedom for many has been taken for granted..
Though we were given the right to live as we have wanted..
We tend to not realize one of God’s greatest gifts.
For he created our soldiers – both women and men..
To Fight for our freedom, so that we can never be condemned.
To a life of pure hostility from other lands around..
For it is our Soldiers who keep our nation so Proud.
Let us stand and Unite behind these women and men.
Who are fighting for our Freedom, Our Nation, and Our Land.

By: Kathryn E. Rodriguez