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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Is everyone as crazy busy as I am right now with this Glimpse launch? I've been meaning to update my blog for awhile now but since the announcement of Glimpse I've been swamped and obviously haven't been able to get to it. Being Glimpse busy is a good thing!
I had the awesome opportunity of being in Buffalo, NY for Priscilla Harrison's 7 steps to 7 figures training as well as the Women's conference. What an awesome event put on by Theresa Horab and Donna Andrews. What a treat that was for me and all that attended. It was also incredible to see 2 cars full of people in our organization drive 8 hours one way to attend this event. Talk about dedication and commitment to their business. I love attending events because you always come away with something to learn and grow from not to mention the friendships you build. Events are priceless.
With that in mind, we're only a few weeks from our National Convention in Salt Lake City and if you don't have your tickets please believe me when I say YOU NEED TO BE THERE. I see people make things happen in their life everyday. If there was a crisis and you needed to come up with the money YOU WOULD. I'm asking you to make this convention your crisis and get to this convention. It will change you, your business, and your future.
If you know me very well you know that I believe that everything happens in our life for a reason. Whether it's a good thing or a challenge there's a purpose behind it that we're suppose to grow and learn from if we're willing to be open to it. I truly believe that we are strengthened by our challenges and our character is built, we get to discover who we truly are. You're thinking "where in the heck is she going with this?" I'm getting there. ;) I've been receiving a handful of phone calls from great people that are frustrated with their business and struggling. I'm here to tell you like I have each of these people that I've had a heart to heart with that YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Yes, the economy is a scary thing right now but isn't there always a shining star somewhere amongst the fear? You couldn't be in a better business than network marketing right now when the economy is in the dumps. This is our chance to share with people this great industry. This is our chance to give people hope that they can be proactive and do something for their future. This is our chance to pull up our sleeves and go to work harder than we ever have before to change the outcome of our lives over the next 18 months. I also believe that TIMING is everything in this business and I look at what Xango is getting ready to unleash at just the time we all need it for our business. How cool is that?
I'm so excited to be a part of a movement that's getting ready to take place. If you haven't read "Not Just a Pretty Face" read it. I learned so much and am now able to be more proactive with my own family in what is safe. This also gives me the opportunity to tell others that I care about that they need to pay attention to what's going on to keep their families safe. This business just gets better and better.
This is our opportunity to contact everyone that we've ever shared Xango with to share Glimpse with them. I'm here to tell you that we've been doing this and people are getting involved now that told us no years ago. Sweeeeet! Don't leave anyone out!
I can't wait to see you all at convention. What a ride it will be that weekend. Don't plan on sleeping, I'm sure you're mind won't allow it! Let us know how we can help you. Who can we talk to with you?
Keep up the great work, enjoy the journey and know that your efforts will pay off for years to come!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
How cool is it to be cheering for someone half way around the world that you don't even know. I was thinking about that today wondering why is it so inspiring to watch someone like Michael Phelps? I believe (Kami's opinion only) that it's because we all have an inner desire to make our dreams come true. As we hear the commentators tell us about the struggles of the athletes and what they did to be at the Olympics you see why ANYTHING that you want bad enough is worth putting the time, sweat, energy, and work into. There's nothing more that I enjoy about the Olympics than the reaction and expression of the winner of the GOLD. Don't you just want to have that feeling after working really hard and accomplishing something great?
I know that the Olympics has helped me to reflect on where I was a year ago, where I am today and where I want to be a year from now. I know that the goals I have for myself, our family, and our business are only going to happen if I put in the time, sweat, energy, and work. I also know that you can't do anything by yourself. My favorite moment was when the USA men's swim team beat France. Jason Lezak was coming up from behind and gave it everything he had to win. (it was even sweeter since the French were trash talking) I loved how Michael after getting his 8 gold medals commented that he couldn't have gotten them all without his teammates.
We're so fortunate in our business to have people that care and really want us to succeed. Our only challenge I believe is accepting that help and allowing that team work to make things happen. I've been in networking for 11 1/2 years now and I know without a shadow of a doubt that if you try to do this business by yourself YOU WILL FAIL!
I encourage you to stop and reflect on where you were a year ago, where you are today, and where you want to be and then set goals and make a plan to make it happen. Michael Phelps is a true example of having a dream, setting goals and doing everything it takes everyday to make it happen. We can do that to!
Friday, July 11, 2008
July 3rd we were able to attend the REAL game in Salt Lake City. There were around 800 Xango supporters at the game against the Houston Dynamo's. WOW!!!! Thanks to everyone that came and supported this event.
It was the funnest game EVER, in my opinion of course. Yellow cards were being handed out left and right. A red card was given out to a REAL player. Fans were throwing things on the field. That was a first for me. (no I didn't throw anything, I don't believe in that). I've never been to a game that people actually do that. The game ended 0 to 0, it was exciting and intense. It was great seeing so many friends and associates there.
Some of the Xango kids were able to be out on the field in the beginning for the announcement of the players, that was exciting for them. It all ended with smashing fireworks at the end which were awesome!
What a great night and thanks again for everyone's support.
We'll do it again next year!
Enjoy the pictures below.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
John and I had the awesome pleasure of hanging out in Orlando over the weekend at the Xango regional convention. We left the day after school was out, hope our kids didn't get the wrong impression. :) We had sooooo much fun. It was nice to finally spend time away together first of all and it was great seeing so many of you that we only get to see at these events. It was incredible meeting many of you in person for the first time, that's always a treat.
In my 11 years of networking I've learned that relationships are the blood of this business. Without relationships I believe (kami's opinion only) that you can't have a stable business. We have so many incredible friends across the states and over seas. We had 3 incredible people travel all the way from Ireland to be there (at a regional even) and without a doubt they all agree it was worth the long journey. We had a couple come clear from Portugal, WOW! That takes a lot of the excuses away for the rest of us doesn't it? The first thing out of dear Colette Murney's mouth from Ireland was "I'll be back in November." AWESOME! (you rock Colette) Thanks to them for their time, dedication and example that they set.
Again, trying to explain to you what we experienced is like trying to explain the Grand Canyon, it can't be done. What I can share with you is the importance of getting connected, plugging yourself into your team, upline and downline and making it a habit to get your prospects and new distributors on the phone with someone. I believe strongly that whether you do this or not do this will determine the outcome of you having or not having success. Yes, it's that important! I can't tell you how many phone calls we get with the person on the other end basically asking what the "MAGIC" is in building this business. I wish there was a magic pill but what I do know is a big part of the "MAGIC" is getting everyone connected.
Times are rough right now and everyone around you is looking for stability, they are looking for something positive, they are looking for solutions for their families. It couldn't be a more perfect time to introduce them to Xango. Xango gives people a reason to get excited about the future, it gives people hope in their life that they aren't getting from anywhere else. People are scared of where the economy is headed and they need Xango now. As I watch the price of gas sore (makes me want to pull my hair out) I was thinking how blessed many of us are to be able to work from home full-time so that we don't have to fill our tanks up everyday at almost $4.00/gallon. (UGH, that makes me shiver). We have answers for people, solutions for people, for ourselves and we need to get fired up about that and share it with everyone.
I hope your excited about 3Sixty5. It's awesome. If you're already supplementing its an easy switch. John and I have supplemented for years and we were using a great product. It was available about 14 years ago and I think how much technology has changed since then and am really excited to be using 3Sixty5 with its new technology. If you have never supplemented before get started because believe me you are not getting the nutrition you need from your kitchen table. 3Sixty5 is an incredible way to get everything you need. Even Dr. Templeman said from stage that you get everything you need from 3Sixty5. WoooHoooo!!!!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Today's topic is WHAT ARE YOU FOCUSED ON? Of course I got my analogy from running. Go figure!
About a week ago I challenged myself to run further than I had been. I clocked what I was running and it was only 2 1/2 miles, (are you kidding me???) so I decided that I needed to kick it into high gear. I found a new block to ad to my jaunt and the total is now 4 1/2 miles (something I can live with). The first day, things were going awesome, I was so pumped. I had the ipod headed for my new destination. Once I hit the farms and fields, MMMmm... the sweet smell of horses, cow manure and skunk (reminds me of home) I was feeling peachy until I looked down the road at the first stretch of my block. It was a torturous view. Keep in mind my block is huge and the long legs of it are about 1 3/4 mile long and the road is straight and you can see all the way to the end. UGH! (it's much easier when you can't see the end) It was so hard looking at the end and feeling like it was taking forever to get there. BUT I was determined and focused.
As I ran I found myself looking down a lot, it was easier to look down and not at my destination (and if you know me it's best I watch my feet so I don't crash and fall ha :) ). I thought that by looking down and then looking up the end would be closer. It didn't really help. Well, today I decided that I needed a different mind set if I was indeed going to make this a ritual. I again started out with my ipod headed for the "country" and there the 1st stretch was, still a long long long ways away. I got to thinking that I knew where I was going and the destination wasn't going to change sooooo I just as well enjoy the journey. Rather than looking down I looked up, I looked around. It was a gorgeous day, over cast and it had rained the night before so everything smelled soooooo good, everything was blossoming, the hay fields were a vibrant green color, the mountains had snow on the peaks and the green grass was showing half way down, it was incredibly beautiful. WOW! I thought, "I've been missing out by dreading the journey and looking down". That will NEVER happen again.
The lesson to be learned is WHAT you might ask??? I'm getting there. This last weekend we had an awesome corporate city meeting and distributor training in S.L.C. We had phenomenal afternoon speakers like Kina'u Tollefsen, Jenny Thompson, John Herring, Gordon Morton Sr. and David Butler. (Talk about a knock out of the park cast). Many incredible things were said but one stuck out and that was David Butler talking about the importance of FOCUS! Well, as I was having my ah-ha moment running it made me think that our business's are similar to my run. We all know what we want from it but the end goal seems so far away because there are always obstacles. I believe that God gives us obstacles to teach us lessons, to help us become better and to develop our character. I used to pray for things to go away and learned THAT was never going to happen. How was I possibly going to learn and grow if challenges didn't exsist? Now I pray that I can be better in order to overcome obstacles. (It's a hard mindset to adjust to). Being focused on what we want is sooooo important and I also believe that we HAVE to enjoy the journey as well. What good is the end if we are miserable the whole way?
You've all heard that what you focus on in your life expands and I'm 100% a believer in that concept. If you know why your in Xango and what you want out of it then it's simple right? You just need to focus on it everyday right? That's part of it. The focus has to be there but you also need to make sure that you don't get like I did in seeing the end soooooo far away that I lost my focus by looking down. You have to set goals and know what you want in the end but you also need to look around you, learn from your experiences, learn from others, attend events, and hang out with successful people. Get focused in your business. If you haven't noticed not much changes in your life unless you change what you are doing and focusing on. Think about it, what is different in your life now than it was a year ago???? I hope a lot for the better but you will find that if you ask the majority they will say nothing has changed. How sad, especially when we have the ability to change everything if we get focused and just do it. Get focused people and lets enjoy the journey!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
You do realize that I'm going to promote events until the day I die right? I hope none of you are freaking out about my topic today. I'm going to tread lightly and hope that I get my point across without offending anyone. Regardless of what you believe in spiritually you should be able to understand where I'm going with this.
Let me start by telling you where the inspiration for this blog came from. My oldest child Logan is 13. He's an incredible kid that probably keeps me more on track than I keep him. Sunday night he had a church meeting to attend that was specifically for the youth in our area. The subject for the night was how to grow personally in your life, how to find balance in your life and how to make the best of life each day. One of the keys to accomplishing these things is to have good friends, to surround yourself by others that have the same values as you. It was awesome! Every parent that was there was soooooo glad their child was sitting next to them. It's not like we don't already teach our children these lessons but they got to hear it from someone else. The speaker was incredible, not only did he have us all laughing one minute but he had you crying the next. It was truly a spiritual experience for everyone that attended. You couldn't help knowing that what you were hearing was true and that you needed to apply it in your life and that you were at the right place at the right time. Lot's of Logan's friends didn't attend and on the way home we talked about how good it would have been if everyone of them could have experienced what we did.
How am I going to segue into Xango your asking? Well, if you haven't already figured it out then you obviously have never been to a Xango event. Friends, you need to get yourselves to the events. Why do you think people that are trying to lose weight or to quit drinking, smoking ect.......join groups? Why do you think wealthy people join country clubs and live in gated communities? They all have the same goal in mind and that's to surround themselves with people that want and believe in what they are trying to accomplish. So I ask you, why aren't you attending every event that comes your way. As a coach, a busy mom of 4 kids...........I can't make it to every event either BUT I get to as many as I can. I sit there listening to the presenter so grateful that I took the time out to be there. I'm so grateful that what I'm hearing I know is true and that I'm at the right place at the right time and that I'm surrounded by like minded people. When I leave I think of everyone that should of been there with me.
I need the events. I need to be reminded after a bummer day what I'm striving for. I need to be around positive people because there aren't very many of us out there. I need fresh new ideas that get me excited. You need all of these things to.
The balls now in your court. You have two choices to make, and yes it's that simple. You can either get your fanny out of your world of doom and get to the next event or you can do the same things you do every day. Only one of the choices will change the outcome of your future. I love the simplicity of this.
Have I been bold enough here? I'm bold because I care. I want you to have success. I want you to know what I know about Xango and you only get that knowledge and belief from attending events, so let's team up and make this happen. We all have great things inside us waiting to leap out to make incredible things happen in our lives and in everyone we come across. Let's do it together!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
My mind has not stopped since Long Beach. I can't sleep, my house is a mess because I'm what I'm calling "in the zone". (good excuse ey? Have you gathered I prefer doing anything else except laundry and cleaning?) "Note to self: Hire a maid!" ; )
I've always been told that the greatest network marketers are the best event promoters. I was also told that leader's evolve at events. I know you've also heard this advise if you have great leaders you learn from. You've probably heard that you should never miss an event because the next event "might be your event". I have to be perfectly honest that I would respond to this great wisdom with "yadeeyadeeya" (Did you just hear what a Premier said? Blasphemy! LOL Just being real here) Well, now I have to take back all my yadeeya's because I now understand (it takes me a little longer than other's to catch on). I'm so excited, Long Beach was my event!!! I have to tell you that I didn't even decide to go until 2 weeks before the event and then I booked it begrudingly. I had lots of reasons why I "shouldn't, can't, won't" go. The final decision was really made because I needed a break from everything, it wasn't even Xango related. I wish that I could tell you what magically happened for me there but I can't pinpoint just one thing. All I can say is it was my event. woohoo!
You obviously know where this is going. I hear those of you already "yadeeyadeeing" me. :( Whatever your excuses are for not being at the next event, they aren't good enough. If you truly want life changing experiences to take place in your life you have to leave the familiarity of where you are. (If you haven't read the "Dream Giver" order it today). You have to leave your comfort zone and you have to take risks. Orlando is coming up in May and the National in S.L.C. is in November. I wasn't planning on going to Long Beach let alone Orlando but one of the first things I did when I got home was booked everything for Orlando. We all need to be surrounded by great things, great people, great feelings, great ideas. Events have all of these components. How will you know which event is "your event" if you don't invest in yourself and go to any of them?
I'm not going to ramble on, I think you get my point. I just want you to take a serious look at where you are and honestly ask yourself if that's where you like being and if it isn't the great saying applies "if you want change in your life, you have to change" Let's ride this wave together, GET YOURSELF TO THE NEXT EVENT!!!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I've returned safely from Long Beach, (what do you mean you didn't know I was gone :) ) I was unable to go to sleep last night and then I hit the floor running this morning. I've been trying to figure out what to tell you about the regional convention. It's probably like trying to describe Mount Rushmore or the Grand Canyon after you've been there. It just can't be done. You have to see it to believe it.
First let me start by pointing out that as a mediocre travel agent I booked us into the most extravagant, most lush, most elegant, two blocks from the beach hotel available in Long Beach (it truly was a dump and we laughed about it all weekend). Note to self...always book your hotel at the venue of the event. I do have to admit that you just can't beat the memories of staying at a place like we did. WooHoo!
After Kellie Thompson 20K and I went to the beach, ate on the boardwalk, toured the cinemark, went to Cold Stone Creamery, checked in at registration and made sure to give all of the Xango employees a hard time we went to the 20K and above event. It was awesome. We had Jaime Topham and Kilee Butterfield join us for the dinner on the Queen Mary and that venue in itself is undescribable. What an incredible ship. We heard phenomenal speakers, had a delicious meal, visited with old and new friends and Xango gave us our very own mangosteen wave board as we left the ship. "Cool"
The next morning bright and early we headed to the Regional Event. We heard great wisdom from Gary Hollister, heard Joe Morton talk about not letting the spaces between reality and your dreams stop you from making your dreams your reality. Talk about inspiring. Talk about a kick in the head for me personally. It was excellant.
Throughout the day we heard heart felt stories from successful leaders and left feeling fulfilled and wishing that everyone of you were there sitting with us. Did I mention that they talked about Glimpse and that it will be launched at the Orlando Regional and that it will be available at the National Convention in Salt Lake in November???? WOW!!!! It can't get here fast enough. Ssssweeeet!!!!!
With that in mind get yourselves and your teams to these events. Start saving your money now. Events are where things happen, events are a reminder of why we are in this business, events are where you learn, where you understand just a little bit of the magnitude this company has and the wave that is headed our way. 500K Linda McCarthy says it best, "You can either watch the wave come in or you can get on your wave board and swim out and ride it".
Events are where you get rejuvinated by what brought you in at the beginning. The best advice that I can give you is if you want the fire re-lit in your business get to the events and take everyone with you.
I heard a lot and felt a lot over the weekend but what I came away with the most is that your downline is going to do what you DO not what you SAY!!!!!!! WOW! I needed to be reminded of that. It's so easy to tell everyone what to do and then sit back hoping they'll do it and that you will get paid for it but I'm here to tell you that IT DOESN'T WORK that way. I'm here to tell you that if you want your business to grow you need to share Xango with someone, anyone EVERYDAY!!! Commitment and consistency are the key elements behind building a strong stable business and anyone can do it.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
First I want to say THANK YOU for all your prayers and all the emails for my beautiful niece. I'm excited to announce that they've sent her home sooner than anyone expected. She's weak but on the road to recovery and we're so happy, it truly has been a miracle.
Spring is in the air here in Utah, most days. The weather keeps teasing us. My kids are confused that one week they need a jacket and the next week they need their winter coat and gloves. I sat at Logan's first baseball scrimmage last Saturday and froze my.......off. It was soooooo cold. What in the heck are we doing starting baseball so soon anyway????
Jack just turned 1, it's amazing how time flies. It's so fun to watch this little boy in action. Sitting still is not something Jack understands. He always has to be doing something and going somewhere. He isn't a cuddler and the occasional hug and kiss you get from him are to be savored since you don't know when the next one will come. As I sit and watch him I'm amazed at his ability to never give up on something. Let me explain.
I find that when Jack wants something his little mind starts working hard on "what do I have to do to get that (reach my goal)?" As I watch the obstacles in his way whether it be he can't reach something, he can't crawl over something, he can't get under there......he figures away to go around or get over and under no matter what. His favorite is stacking the pillows and using them for a stepping stool . (keep in mind he just turned 1) My favorite is watching him watch the older kids do something like open a door, a cubbard, or close and shut the blinds. He watches and then does. (he scares me :) ) Anyway, I was thinking how this applies to all of us.
Think about how many obstacles come our way to prevent us from accomplishing our goals. Unfortunately, most of the time excuses and fear are our reason for not overcoming them. Maybe the goal is too hard, maybe someone or something is in our way. Is our goal unrealistic? Maybe we only look for the negative (that's easy to do) Are we watching what others are doing and following their lead in order to help us accomplish our desires?
Let me get back to Jack. I believe that he hasn't yet been programmed to see obstacles as a problem so he continues to find ways to get what he wants. Sure, he gets frustrated at times but he doesn't give up. The best part is that after he has tried every way possible he screams until someone helps him. WOW! Some may see asking for help as giving up....hmmmm I don't see asking for help as giving up. Asking for help is a way of finding and learning how to get through our obstacles. I'm afraid that their are too many of us that aren't asking for help because we don't want to look weak, or we're afraid, or we don't know who to ask.
Believe me when I say that the greatest leaders in this industry aren't doing it alone. They aren't afraid to call their upline and share their struggles and frustrations and to ask for help. They learn from bouncing experiences and ideas off of each other. This business in my opinion is a continual roller coaster that you need to share the ride with. Find someone in your upline that you respect, that you feel comfortable talking to, that is sincere in wanting to help you and plug into them, let them become your mentor. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Your success is their success. Do it now, it's time!
Friday, February 1, 2008
It’s a New Year Team Freedom Seekers,
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve sent out a new tidbit so forgive me a head of time if this is long.
I’ve been out of the team loop with being sick for 9 months and then having a new baby. No more excuses for me but I have to be honest in saying that it has also been difficult getting back into the swing of things. I’m sure that some of you can relate. Maybe you have had to take time away from Xango, maybe you have chosen to take time away from Xango or maybe you have never really committed to Xango in the first place. I’m here to tell you that regardless of your circumstance I can relate to how hard it is getting back into focus. I’m also excited to tell you that it can be done, you just need a plan.
Six months after Jack was born I decided that I had used the excuse of “I just had a baby, that’s why I have weight to lose” was no longer excusable. So, I decided to get back to my exercise routine of running everyday. My goal was to be able to run my 3 ½ to 4 miles a day. It was not easy starting over. My body craved the endorphins but my lungs and muscles screamed at me. I was determined to do it no matter the costs. I broke down my run in blocks so that I could make it mentally. Every time I wanted to stop and go home I used positive affirmations to myself like “you big baby, your grandma can run farther than this” “you are such a loser, get your butt in gear.” OK, so maybe they weren’t positive but I’m very competitive and I like a challenge so these affirmations worked for me. (Weird psychology, I know)
Each day as I put on my running shoes and pushed play on my ipod it got easier and easier. I was running further and further. Although I didn’t see physical results right away I felt awesome after my run. I looked forward to my run each day. Eventually the weight started coming off and I started getting excited about getting back into shape.
I’m sharing this analogy with you because it has been the same transition for me in getting active in Xango again. I first had to make a decision that it was time. Second, I decided that I needed a plan. What were my daily business activities going to be? I didn’t start out overwhelming myself with unrealistic expectations. I also new that just because I was ready to go that didn’t mean I was going to have immediate results with everyone I spoke to.
I think there are a lot of people out there trying to figure out what they want and how to do it. My first recommendation is it doesn’t matter what you do to get started again just do something. Get to a meeting, listen to a conference call, watch a webinar, call your upline, make a new list of people you want to share Xango with. Who do you know that needs another stream of income in their life? Who is sick? Who can you help? It feels so good to help people so get rejuvenated in that goal alone. The Goal of Helping People! I always look forward to the New Year as it comes because for me the new year symbolizes a look at the past and a new focus on how to make improvements in my life. It’s a time for evaluation and change. I think it’s easy to look at what you don’t like in your life or yourself but the challenge is taking action to change those things you want to improve.
I always look forward to the New Year as it comes because for me the new year symbolizes a look at the past and a new focus on how to make improvements in my life. It’s a time for evaluation and change. I think it’s easy to look at what you don’t like in your life or yourself but the challenge is taking action to change those things you want to improve.
Our Family Motto for 2008 is “Solutions Only!” We’re teaching our four awesome kids that complaints can often be valid but they don’t fix problems so why focus on what you can’t control. Focus on Solutions Only. The kids are really excited about this new concept. It’s hard to get out of the habit of complaining when there is something that you don’t like. When the kids start to complain and we say “Solutions Only” they give us the look of death but they quickly change their way of thinking. It’ll be interesting to see how this new motto affects our life this year.
How often do you hear someone complain about their job, their finances, their relationships, their future???? Solutions Only!!!! The great thing is Xango can fix the majority of the complaints out there. How awesome is it that you already have the answers.
John and I encourage you to make a plan. Use the presentation chart to keep track of how many people you are talking to a day. You would be amazed at what you can accomplish. How many people are you going to talk to a day? Use David Butler’s 10 bean approach. There are solutions for you and your business the question is, are you ready to contact your upline, make a plan, make a commitment and get your running shoes on and plug your ipod in and head for the first block? Only you can make that move.