I Have A Dream.. I have a Goal.. This is My Vow..

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My Dream .. About Network Marketing.. My Goal in an Industry I love..

That dream is to instill into an industry that so many distrust.. a level of truth, honesty and respect. One that is free of the Hype and over exaggeration.. One that encompass’s the best of the best.. of people who work from their Heart. People full of passion and grace.. People that only want what is best for others.. by putting those first before themselves.. Now I always want people to understand that there is no free ride.. Success comes from work.. Nothing is Free.. As with any other path to the “End” Keeping the end in Mind.. Working to get to where you want to be..

That is my Dream, Because this industry has given me relationships that have changed me.. Some that have warmed my heart and made me feel full of blessings, and a few that have made me learn more about the person I never want to be. Even One that in so many ways, Saved me..

So those blessings and the financial reward because if you work.. you get paid and no I haven’t made millions.. But I have Definately Made more then most in their first few yearts.. but what I have received in relationships is more than money can buy.. With that said, I will continue the Quest to achieve my dream.. I know there is a better awakening for what a Networker can do to change an industry so many distrust.. Together we can make it a phenomenal place, to change lives and live for the better..

 

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Only 6 % of the world’s population will work in network marketing. It’s the same 6 % that take companies up to the top, move causing their former company to fall some..yet that same move then allows another company to move towards the top. It’s a precarious cycle..

Let’s just say my method of building a phenomenal organization is finding the gems that are in the 94 %

 

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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

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.. ❤

My Morning Started…… and It got me thinking…..

I woke up this morning and as a ritual the first thing I always do is to put on my glasses and grab my phone… For example this morning I woke up to 63 emails, several Facebook Notifications, a few @ mentions on Twitter but the most amazing way to start my morning I woke up to a Private Message on Facebook from a new Friend whom I have met from being in Network Marketing, and no she is not on my team… As I reflect over the last year I think of the things that have changed so drastically for me… The obvious ones are clear… I have and still am losing weight… but one probably looks in and thinks that is the most satisfying thing for me… no it’s not… Ok so the next one might think that it is the money… Yes we are making money our first year in Network Marketing and honestly we are making GOOD money, but again not what I find the most rewarding… It is the fact that I know that I have always been the mentoring type that wanted to help all of those out there that I could “succeed”… so much to the point in an effort to stay as productive as I could, my Real Estate Broker offered me a private suite with my own entrance as I would not be so accessible to the young and upcoming agents in the office and all though I loved to mentor them I know that it in turn was taking time away from my business and that the best business decision was to make that change….  6 years ago I guess you can say I went into hiding…”as far as my Real Estate Office went” no more communication with those that really needed my help…The Real Estate industry took a turn for the #!?#?!?? to say the least and basically since then it has been head down and run because if you don’t you wont stay on top… I have done ok… Even with backing off I am still in the top of my field but as I sit here I think, at what expense… I stopped doing what I love to do most…. In that field I stopped mentoring my colleagues…

I started Network Marketing a year ago… I knew I needed better health and I saw a glimmer of fun in this business and a hope for some financial prosperity, but most of all I needed to lose weight… so I jumped in…

Over the last year I have been going to events.. I have been meeting new people, I have built a team that I truly love like family, but most of all there is no hiding… I have been able once again to offer advice to any one that needs it… to once again just be the person my heart wants to be… no more hiding for me… My only wish was I would have found this industry years ago….

Now I started writing this blog because I awoke this morning to a Private Message from a person that is not even on my team, a person that does not have any benefit to be nice to me because I can not physically support her business… someone who spoke from the heart and she simply wrote to me this morning ” I love your amazing heart and ability to be genuine!!! You are the most authentic person and I am glad to call you friend!” (and No this person is not on my payroll or in my business…lol ) I do my best to be there for everyone… and for the person that left me this message… “I love your heart too and very blessed to call you a friend also..” Thank you for making my day ♥

So if I can offer a word of advice… if what you are doing to make a living is making you hold back a quality that truly satisfies your soul… find something else to do, it simply is not worth giving up what you love to do for something that you think you must do…. because if you are not doing what you love to do then your misery will drown your soul… I know it almost did mine..  no more.. I can honestly say “I am back” and I love how it feels ❤

 

Multiple jobs…

As it states in my about me I am a Mom, Wife, Grandma, Real Estate Broker and a Network Marketer…

Now when I started this blog originally I was not even into Network Marketing… So really that is why that category In my life is the last one listed… Now of course the Mom, Wife, Grandma will always be first but it has become very clear to me that maintaining a balance in all areas can be a struggle…

Network Marketing has given me a professional avenue to travel down that I so very needed as for me in this Economic down turn Real Estate had become a job not a passion. I am a passion driven person so the every day depressing tasks of selling foreclosures had started to take a toll on me in all levels…

Just 8 months ago I got introduced to Visalus… I have met the most incredible people.. Have a growing team of more then 325 and a great income coming in and I know in my heart that I will be with Visalus for a lifetime…. I have lost more then 60 lbs on the 90 day challenge and my husband has lost more then 50… so we have tremendous passion for the products.. A have a huge love for our team and we are definitely all in….

What I didn’t see was my kids are suffering… For the first time in there 15 years they seen us gone a lot… Not home in the evenings and I thought, they are older now they will be fine…

I failed to see little signs and now come to a realize that my former honors student is failing…. So how do you balance all you do…. For me and my husband we will start doing events separately so one of us will always be with our kids… I need to remember my why and that is to create a better tomorrow for them and to able to allow them experiences they would not have otherwise…

If chasing that dream for them is putting them at risk.. Then the dream needs to be chased in a different manner…. I Will never give up on those dreams but I know enough to make adjustments to make sure all is handled…

So for all the families out there that struggle at balance, I am here to tell you that we all have those struggles… Don’t ever quite… Just make adjustments and continue to move forward..

I love my kids and my family… You are my why ❤

Refocussing after a crazy summer…

Well for me, my kids just went back to school, and like many working parents out there that is a complete shift in your schedule… I am finding myself getting back on track to the schedule that I keep when they are preoccupied nearly 7 hours a day. It is a time to get productive during those hours and really get your work done.

Some tips to make that happen:

The evening before write down your “to do list”, I tell my team that even though you are working a home based business, it is a business and you must treat it that way!

Start everyday at the same time, make yourself punch that time clock…

Work off your “to do list” which should have at least 5 specific tasks that you will accomplish during your work time.

When I say specific, I really mean specific. Don’t write down “phone calls as a task”, Get out your list, ( remember rule #1 always be adding to or recreating your list) Make that task say, I will connect via phone or personally with ___________ and make it happen in a positive way.. ( no stalking allowed ) Keep in mind that all though I am a huge fan of Facebook, don’t use Facebook as a form to complete this task… You can however use Facebook as a tool to get you to where this task can be completed… Example.. ” Hi Joe, I am super excited to get caught up on how our lives are going, let me buy you a Iced Tea at Starbucks and let’s catch up” but don’t consider the task complete until you have had verbal communication with Joe!

Follow-up with the leaders on your team and see how they are doing, Offer your assistance, remind them that you are available for three way phone calls and get them to plug into you!! Staying connected with your team especially the leaders is so important.

Make yourself available every week at a specific time that your entire team know they can get in front of you. Now as you grow just as I have, my out of town teams know, I am available over the phone always and their numbers are stored and there calls take priority over anything!!

For my in town team members we have a standing Party every Tuesday Night at 6:30!! We have so much fun, We introduce new people, Answer questions but most of all it just keeps us plugged in to each other and we love it! We are also looking at systems that we can get a live webinar streaming into the room to share the fun with our out of town teams… (coming soon)

Have as one of your tasks, Pas out 5 samples… Most home based business are direct sales and that means you probably have a product or service that you can be sampling out… This is a must!! If you are not getting your product out there!! You won’t sell it!

Update your data base, refresh email campaigns that are running through your back office and make sure there is no contact requests that you have missed that have come through your back office… Seems menial but it is so important!! Most companies provide a back office for a nominal fee, my companies is $29.00 a month and that consists of a personal secretary, 7 websites to promote my business and a success library! love it and it is a must, so utilize what your company provides.

Most of all have fun…. I made the choice to enter this work place and it was the best choice I ever made, not just for me but for my family… you to with a little training can be self sufficient working at home…

As a Real Estate Broker I use these principles when building that business so for me it was easy to transfer these same principles into my Network Marketing Career… If you came a crossed this blog because you were doing a internet search on working from home call me… Just 6 short months ago I was a person that was a part of the 96 percent that say, I won’t do Network Marketing… I have built to a prosperous team and a nice 6 figure yearly income in just 6 short months… Simple working principles is all I have done… If I can do this, I know you can too!! Let me coach you and let’s find the prosperity we all want and need, especially now in this economy.

For any questions or advice remember I am always available.. Make it a Great Day!

Kathy Rodriguez
209-652-2257
ReachForThePower@gmail.com