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I Reside in NJ with two sons and husband. The Youngest of 5 siblings and by far the most intelligent. ha ha. I like to try and see the fun and funny side of things. Being the only woman in the house , this is an absolute must to keep any level of sanity. I love my home and family. On the flip side, meeting new people and discovering what lies in their hearts' is fascinating to me.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Random Thoughts

I like being around fun and funny people.  They make me feel a smile, not just see one.

Sometimes things don't quite go as I plan, Sometimes the way they don't go leads to blessings beyond my imagination.

If you don't already have a Karaoke machine, get one.  It makes you feel like a rockstar and clears a room in a jiffy.

Sink or Swim.  The choice is yours.  Just make sure your having fun doing it.

and lastly:

You must look into other people as well as at them. Lord Chesterfield

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Relax-Stop trying too hard

So you are promting your business service/product.  You know what you want to achieve and earn in XXX amount of time.  You have defined goals, a plan, and you are set up with a great support system.  Way to Go!  All of the above is important and will lead you to greater self confidence and knowledge.

You've also managed to be involved with local and social networking.  Great!  More knowledge, more friends and possible referrals.  Can't go wrong here

Time to advertise.  You're investing in your business.  A spot here, a coupon there, an Ad over there, and you throw in your own advertising (hey, why not?  It's free).
Before long, you've managed and maintained a group of people who are passively interested in your service/product.  In your mind this may be perceived as they are READY to take what you have to offer.  So you start plummeting networking groups with ads, chasing people down with your brochure, ""overcoming objections""
You are going make it Big!

Goal setting, work, reaching out person to person and through advertisement.  That's all good.  Being excited and serving others.  That's fantastic too.  Just be careful not to try too hard.  There is no benefit to pushing your service on someone who is not ready or does not have a need for it.  There is no benefit trying to overcome objections or convince anyone of anything..  You cannot crawl into someone's mind and change how they are programmed to think.  Let it be and move on.
There is a market for everything, but keep in mind Timing is Everything.

Have fun and Enjoy

When you are enjoying what you do, others will too. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Do you have a support system?

This blog is intended for everyone.  Not just direct sales people because truly everyone needs a support system in life.  Do you agree?  Please feel free to comment if you agree or not.  Everyone's feelings about this are important to me.

  Do you feel you can take on the world on your own? Handle a business all alone?  Care for your children without help?  Pay the bills on a solo income?  Face personal issues without a shoulder?

If you are a super human and can do all of these, or any of these without a support system, I want to meet you.  I want you to show me how you do it, and in return, show you how I tried. 

Guess what I learned? 
You need a support system!

You need your friends
Your family
Your Teammates/coworkers
New acquaintainces
Networking buddies

Why do you need them?
Because they need you too.

Think about a telephone connection, or someone you serviced through your business, a family member or friend who expresses happiness when they are in your presence.  Think about how they bring joy to you with a phone call, meeting or joke (sometimes they may not even realize how they have lifted you from a bad day or time and vice versa).

Now think of how you feel when you have that happen.
Do you feel happy?
Does it build your confidence?
Does it make the day ahead seem more hopeful?
Do you want to connect with that person again?

I really want to hear from you.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Getting Down to Earth

Undoubtedly you have heard all the rave about the"" Million Dollar Makeup"".

Better know as mineral makeup.originating in the mid 70's, thirty some odd years later it has swept the world with popularity and an exploding market.

I hear some claim it is the best coverage control, feels so natural and they will never use anything again, others claim it makes them itch or attaches itself to wrinkles and go back to liquid foundations.

I personally love my mineral powder, but I will admit I have gone through 4 or 5 brands before I found something I was completely happy with, some from very popular or pricey cosmetic lines. The truth is, I may have gotten a deal on some of them I couldn't resist so I avoided doing any research about the ingredients and why my skin was reacting poorly to them. My word of advice:

BUYER BEWARE! Here are some important tips to help you in your quest for the perfect mineral powder and how to properly use it.

First, not all mineral makeup is the same. Some contain bismuth ochychloride, talc,and synthetics like paraben preservatives and other fillers. Bismuth oxychloride is considered a skin irritant and can cause itching and rashes and in large amounts it can cause cystic acne as well.

If you are someone with sensitive skin, acne or rosacea the ingredients mentioned above in your mineral powder might be the reason you were uncomfortable in it. Even well cared for healthy skin may see an unpleasant reaction to the above.

What you want to see are Minerals like zinc and titanium which are non-irritating and have inflammatory properties. Mineral makeups containg these can have a calming effect on the skin and can be used on all skin types.

A good mineral powder will be non-comedongenic, so it won't clog pores, and it's not going to aggravate an acne condition or cause a flare-up as easily as some traditional makeups may.

Mineral makeup is also used for corrective purposes. It can be used to even out the skin

tone and lessen the redness in the skin. Perfect shading can be found for all skin types as

the colors of the makeup can be as sheer or as intense as you like by using a layering effect or a wet brush. Mineral eye, cheek and lip colors can also be mixed to create a beautiful confident  look that is all your own. 

I do use and offer a 100% natural mineral makeup from the Jordan Essentials line.

If you have searched the world over (like me) and literally tossed foundations into the trash, Your search may be over.

The Right Choice of Mineral Make up Powder and Benefits:

-made from mineral pigments and other natural ingredients.

These minerals give long lasting lightweight coverage while allowing your skin to

breathe, unlike talc or Bismuth Oxychloride based products that can clog pores and

damage skin. Our mineral make-up contains all natural aluminum free Titanium Dioxide

and Zinc Oxide which provides a natural sun protection without irritating chemicals.

Wether you love mineral makeup or would love to try it on, I would enjoy hearing from you and to give you that opportunity.https://www.myjestore.com/Kathy

Kathy Miranda

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