What This Summer Has Taught Me

This blog has been seriously ignored. I’d been extremely busy with my social media business and my skin care business. When I had a few minutes that didn’t need business attention, I had laundry to do, bills to pay, and a million and one kid related things to do. Once again, I find myself wanting to re-commit to the writing side of my businesses and share what I’m learning and doing with YOU, my readers. You’ll notice that a few of my posts late last year were posts about one of my social media clients—- I’d been doing some writing for them—- and in the back of my head I always have a blog post, but life happens. The more I’m DOING THINGS, the less I’m wanting to spend extra time WRITING about what I’m doing.

Then summer hit. My kids both have special needs. There are some good special needs daycamps locally. They all cost far too much money. For the first summer ever, we decided to keep the kids home for twelve weeks straight. Honestly, for the first eight weeks or so, it went really well—- Chuck E Cheese, Science Museum, out to lunch, out for ice cream, the zoo, every playground, etc etc etc. I hired help when my husband was busy because my kids are one to one type of kids. Then the last four weeks they were sick of each other and basically screaming all day long. School has started now, so my sanity is back, and I can admit that even in the last four weeks when kid stuff was CRAZY, I still watched my email inbox go down in number each day. Laundry still got done and bills still got paid. I sold skin care and cosmetics. I worked for my social media clients. My house was messy but that’s not a big change from the school year…. :)

I learned that I tend to think I’m “TOO BUSY” for this or that when I’m actually not running at 100% quite yet. When I have a few weeks or a few months of 100% or even 150% if I’m being honest…… and then quiet hits again, I realize that I didn’t know what busy WAS. I’m recommitting to sharing with you and writing and doing more than just keeping my head above water with the kids and the businesses. Watch this space.

Cardio Style

I just finished a fifteen minute cardio workout.  Even though it was primarily a cardio workout, my shoulders and arms are feeling wonderfully stretched right now. First I stretched out using the therabands— I did an overhand jab with both arms. I was able to keep that going for a while.  I then moved onContinue Reading

Fun With the Strong Man Version

My fourth workout with In Bed Med Recovery/ Stuck In Bed Fitness was on the Strong Man version of the device.  This time I did eight different exercises, none of which I had tried previously.  I started with hammer curls using the therapy bands from the base, giving me twenty pounds of resistance in eachContinue Reading

Another Day, Another Great Workout!

Today was my third workout with Stuck In Bed Fitness/ In Bed Med Recovery.Today I focused mostly on standing exercises.  I did the seated peddler for one minute forwards and one minute backwards and then 20 standing squats to warm up. I then remained standing next to the Stuck In Bed Fitness/ In Bed MedContinue Reading

More observations about Stuck In Bed Fitness

As their social media guru, I’m back with more observations about the Stuck In Bed Fitness/ In Bed Med Recovery therapy device.  I was encouraged to use it for just ten minutes today and do some very difficult exercises. The first time I used it I didn’t have an opportunity to try the rejuvenation kit—thisContinue Reading

Stuck In Bed Fitness/ In Bed Med Recovery

One of my social media clients is Stuck In Bed Fitness, LLC.  The owner is a friend of mine and hired me on to do some tweeting, facebooking, linkedin work, getting daily posts up on all platforms, and expanding their reach.  I’m enjoying the experience and wanted to try out the device.  Normally I blogContinue Reading

Direct Sales Versus Network Marketing

When I tell people that I started out in direct sales and that now I represent both direct sales and network marketing, their eyes glaze over.  To the average Joe, from what it appears, both are the same and only the lucky do well as most simply bug their friends and families. Here’s what IContinue Reading

Absorbing Another’s Team Members Or Customers

Sometimes, a team member of yours leaves your company, leaving HER team members in YOUR unit.  Sometimes, a local friend who isn’t even in your unit leaves your company and asks you to service her customers.  And sometimes, very sadly, your team member passes away. My mother in law passed away last week after aContinue Reading

Content, Conversation, Distribution

I read something neat from Lisa Pretto of InkBig:  She explains that email is the distribution mechanism, while a blog is the content center and social media is the conversation mechanism. This concept very neatly ties all aspects of the marketing section of business together, doesn’t it? I’ve been feeling guilty lately for not beingContinue Reading

Organizing your Inventory For Success

I’ve posted about the importance of your direct sales business carrying an inventory, but I haven’t yet posted my tips for organizing your inventory for success!  So here are some tips that will help you be ready for anything. 1)  Move discontinued inventory into a separate location in your office.  When people stop by lookingContinue Reading