- By denise1956
- On 27/02/2019
As February draws to a close the evidence of both business owners in the team and fitness plan customers starting to feel the strain of keeping the momentum of New Years Resolutions and big plans for the year going is coming into sharp focus.
There’s a saying that goes something like this....... commitment is keeping going long after the mood to achieve the goal has left us. How often do we see that mood faulter as things get tough? Here’s another one for you....most people give up just before the corner is about to be turned.
Keeping focus is probably the biggest challenge that I see. Forever Living team members who want it it all but can’t wait to achieve the big bucks they envisioned for themselves just a few short weeks previously. Customers who set out on a fitness regime including our excellent FIT products, but ‘fall off the wagon’ for want of a little patience and long term vision.
Inevitably I look inwards, is there anything more that I could have done, did my support fall short of what was needed? Difficult questions that it’s good to have in mind but bad to be constantly blaming ourselves for others shortcomings. The reality is that nothing is for everyone, business, product, programme. We can only be available for those that seek our help and take note of our advice and ‘bless and release’ the others. Some will return when the time is more right.
So where does this leave me in my advice to those who want to maintain momentum? Well, if I’ve ever been your coach, then you’ve likely heard this all before!
Set clear, manageable goals that are achievable.
Break the major goal down into bite sized chunks (how do you eat an elephant.....a bite at a time!)
Track your success and, a little like sailing, you will often need to tack left and right to get to your goal, success is not often a straight road.
Keep records that you can review and share. (and be honest on activity levels, are you doing enough?)
Work with your mentor, do what you commit to doing, but if things go pear-shaped then enlist their help, be honest and don’t hide away fearing their wrath......they are there to help, not scald, as long as you don’t keep making the same mistakes or continue to do little and expect much it will be their pleasure to work with you.
Remember that Rome was not built in a day, Fortune Favours the Brave and only you can deny you of the success that you wish for!
- By denise1956
- On 06/02/2019
Finally my Network Marketing Business has become a family affair! After over 17 years working alongside Forever Living I had all but given up on the notion that a family member would see what I see in this business.......but sometimes things take a little time to sink in!
I have sometimes felt envious of colleagues who have developed a ‘family firm’ with relatives joining them in business. Seeing them travelling the world together on company paid trips whilst my family have been busy with their own things.
Some families instinctively want to work together and Network Marketing is a great platform for developing a family business. Forever Living is certainly built on family values and is ideal for creating that business where families can work together and play together.
My family did not immediately see what I saw in a Network Marketing. Happy to support me by using the products, there was never a glimmer of interest in working alongside me......until now!
In January a family member casually piped up that he would like to support me in my business......promoting products and attending events with me. I was delighted at this as it meant we could spend more time together. In a short space of time this developed into a stand alone business....I’m so excited!
The moral of the story? Expect the unexpected..........and never, ever give up on anyone!
- By denise1956
- On 17/01/2019
Who would have thought it? Trading worldwide wasn’t something I had expected to be part of my business in my early days with Forever Living even though I was always aware that this is an international business with opportunities around the world. Somehow that was exactly what I understood about the business......opportunity for people living in different countries rather than business expanding into different countries. Of course I knew that leaders within the business has expanded their reach worldwide but I didn’t see that for me. Nevertheless over the years my business has expanded beyond local borders, mainly without much personal input!
So how is this possible? Forever Living is a network of worldwide businesses that are linked. Join Forever in one country and you have access to business in over 150 countries. If you know someone in another country you can introduce them to the business and if they like what they see then they can start their business as part of your team. Those who are already in your team may want to expand into other countries and when they do, your business has instantly expanded abroad!
Starting a business always requires support and having help from the person who introduced you is always important but with Forever the company also offers support, meaning that there is help from many sources of experience and in multiple locations. Building an international business is therefore made more simple for those with international ambitions! Starting a business for yourself but never by yourself as the old saying goes!
Forever Living have built into their Marketing Plan benefits that transfer across the globe, incentives can be achieved in one country or across several countries making international ambitions a positive benefit in joining Forever. Those who want to conquer the world are supported and encouraged!
With the expansion of Social Media and communication technology it is possible to work with colleagues across time zones and this is the key to expanding business worldwide. A team working together in a new way.
Developing a Forever Living business in just one country can create a very substantial income......but in these days of international communication and in a world that is getting smaller in so many ways it’s fantastic to know that Forever encourages and rewards its business owners for sharing the opportunity and growing their businesses all over the world.
For more information on how you could develop an International Business with us drop me a line with your questions.
- By denise1956
- On 04/01/2019
This is a line I heard early on in my Network Marketing career......Together Everyone Achieves More. I was excited by the idea, though not really sure what it meant.
In 2001 I was looking for a change as although I had a successful career and made good money I had created a business that left me quite isolated, working from home and often having little engagement with others throughout the day. I had come to realise that I wanted to be part of a team. By chance I answered an advertisement in the local village magazine and the rest, as they say, is history!
So what has this oft used statement come to mean to me? I have found that having a home based business in the network marketing industry has given me the chance to feel part of a team whilst at the same time running my own business.
Today I will be travelling to the Midlands to spend time with over 100 of the team that I work alongside in my business. I’m looking forward to catching up with those colleagues that I don’t see regularly, enjoying some down-time with a little fizz and some lovely food (I need another good meal this soon after the festivities!) I will also get the chance to share my knowledge and experience with others and more importantly learn great tips that I can put to use in my business.
New Year is a time where we can re-set our sails for success and being part of a team helps me to do that whilst also having the autonomy of being the master of my own ship.....the best of both worlds, I’ve come to feel!
In my 18th year in the Network Matketing Industry I’m still as excited about the future as I was all those years ago when I didn’t know anything about the industry but joined anyway as I had a positive gut feeling that I wanted to follow.
This weekend is going to be both fun and productive and I’m so glad that I took that decision all those years ago to start my business as part of a team of businesses. I love the cameraderie and support that I missed when in traditional business and I can’t wait to help a few ‘mini-me’s’ get started with their own journey......who’d have thought?
- By denise1956
- On 30/12/2018
Will you #BeResolute in 2019?
At Forever Living UK we have a campaign to help with those New Year Weight and Fitness goals. Called #BeResolute our campaign is designed to support that goal that so many have after the season of excess........get back into shape and improve diet and digestion!
Would having a simple to follow 9, 24, 39 or more day plan available with personal support be interesting and useful to you?
Our C9 kickstart can be used as a stand alone snap focus or our FIT15 can follow on for those who need a little more help. The kits come with a mix of nutritional supplements and shakes to mix with your favourite type of milk alongside exercise tips and healthy recipes to follow......everything you need in fact!
We have found that one to one and group support is key to maintaining focus and this is part of the personal service we offer to our customers.
Our group 24 Day Shred starts on Monday 7th January.......would you like to join us?
- By denise1956
- On 21/12/2018
December the 21st.....are you ready?
The big day is just around the corner and as I contemplate the supermarket dash and fight with the other customers to pile trollies high with rich and calorific groceries......enough to feed the world for a month surely?......I wonder what the digestion of many of my fellow shoppers will be feeling like in a day or two? Pretty bloated m sure!
The old joke rings in my ear.......don’t forget to buy for a month........the shops are closed for a full 24 hours! Xmas excess has hit us again!
Determined not to fall into that trap this year our list is modest without being completely bereft of goodies. My plan is that we will feel pleasantly full, enjoy some popular flavours and avoid the bloating and unnecessary weight gain that seems to be par for the course of the festive season!
Alongside our favourite foods we also sneak in a couple of Forever Lite Shakes, mixed with Coconut milk is our household favourite and whizzed up with Berry Fruits or Spinach, Banana and Nut Butter make superb breakfast on the go before a festive walk in the Brecons which we are so blessed to be located so close to............or if it was bacon and sausage rolls on the way out then Chocolate Forever Lite with Coconut Milk and Added Mint, served warm when we get home is another favourite!
No, we don’t miss out on all of the rich goodies of the season, but everything in moderation is what I say and Forever Lite is so versatile....and luxuriously rich in its own way that I find it a perfect foil for the heavier food whilst being nutritious as well!
- By denise1956
- On 06/12/2018
In the run up to the festivities there is often also a feeling of ‘is this it?’ or asking ourselves has anything changed?
This may be a general feeling of not having met goals that we set ourselves a year ago to wondering how to set goals.
When I sit down with team members to look at what they want to achieve I find that goals are often the easy bit, it’s often the how that becomes more complicated......very often life just gets in the way!
For this reason I find that breaking down actions into manageable pieces (how do you eat an elephant? .... A bite at a time!) and having a system and clear working area are paramount.
So firstly, I would look at the bigger picture....this may be the end of next year or even five years time, then break that down into smaller goals of years, months, weeks, days and even hours. The goal becomes a series of mini-goals that feel far more manageable.
Now we have our manageable goals, what else do we need?
Keeping track of doing what we need to do is the only way we can know if we are moving forward, so I will recommend keeping planning documents and diarise activity. There are many planning systems available for this purpose and it’s worth researching something that suits your purpose and style. What will you enjoy using?
Find an accountability partner - who do you know that you can work alongside? It doesn’t have to be working on similar goals, just someone who is also on a journey of development who can help to nudge you along!
Give yourself frequent rewards.....the big picture of a distant win isn’t always enough to keep you motivated day in and day out.
Have a tidy place to work, if your office is a mess is it any wonder if your life is out of control too?
if you are working from home then do exit the door! It’s worth joining some local networking groups even if you don’t think you are looking to do business with other local businesses......you will feel refreshed, inspired and motivated by interacting with others. Maybe working in a local coffee shop once a week will give you a different outlook and open you up to meeting new people. Interaction is key to personal growth.
These are just a few of the pointers that I share when helping business owners to reach the next level in their businesses, and I’ll certainly be sharing them one to one over the next weeks as we look at plans and goals for a more successful 2019
If you are looking to achieve a better future for yourself and your family in the next year or so but haven’t yet found the vehicle to provide the income to support your dreams then get in touch.....it may just be that our flexible business could suit your needs! Email me on email@example.com
- By denise1956
- On 29/11/2018
You’re keen to make a new start next year, not full time as you’re not a risk taker, but you want to get a new business going that can be your full time income in the future. You’re looking for a better lifestyle. This is how I was thinking 18 years ago. I was lucky because I fell upon what I believe to be one of, if not the best global network marketing opportunity, but if I was looking around now, these are the questions I’d be addressing.....
What should you look out for when deciding on your home based business future...
1. Join a well established company, NO start up company. Never join a company in pre-launch. EVER. Most Network Marketing start-ups don’t get past year three......just when you should be reaping the rewards of all your hard work! Join someone like you as your sponsor/introducer. Your relationship with this person is likely going to have a big influence in your success, take the time to match your values with those of the person who will be coaching you.
2. Make sure products are consumable and that you can be confident promoting them. Use your products and promote them with passion, retail is a valuable income stream, especially in the beginning.
3. Focus on a balance of recruiting and sales, neither one or the other should be an entire focus......have balance in your business and coach it in your team.
4. Do more than the minimum required, no-one should be doing ‘just enough’ and remember, your team will do what you do!
5. Attend every event your company has.......absorbing everything you can and being a part of the companies culture will be a fantastic support for your business as it grows.
6. Take your business VERY seriously......it probably hasn’t cost much to get started.......but treat it like you just invested half a million....that way you can expect to see the bigger incomes.....don’t play small!
7. When discouraged, that's the time to get focused......running a home business can sometimes be a solitary experience, when you feel discouraged get out and about and find some upbeat people to mix with and grow your tribe!
8 Get off the phone with the gossips. HUGE waste of time, you’re better than that!
9. Feed your mind, your mind needs food, read Network Marketing and Personal Development books, listen to recordings and attend live events. Network Marketing is a Personal Development journey! The more you learn, the more you earn!
And finally.....10. Take your lead from those that have seen success for more than a short period and work with similar ethic and values to your own. Want to find out more about joining my tribe? email me
- By denise1956
- On 21/11/2018
A group of leading business owners within the UK are hosting a Black Friday live FaceBook page event.
A live session will run from 8pm to 9:30pm on Thursday 22nd for FaceBook friends and customers of this group. Live product demonstrations and special offers will be presented on the night.
The page will remain open for those that are unable to attend on the night.
This is a great opportunity to see Forever Living Aloe Vera Skincare, Beauty and other Aloe Vera Gift products and take advantage of rare discounts!
To receive your personal invitation contact me without delay!
- By denise1956
- On 17/11/2018
Just in time for the Xmas party season! Forever Living launch their unique Bio-Cellulose Mask.
Designed to promote glowing skin and with anti ageing properties every woman will want this in their skincare armoury in the run up to the Xmas Party Season.
The technology in creating this mask is cutting edge making it a wow for beauticians as well as their clients.
Retail Customers can buy the mask in packs of 5 to keep their skin in tip top condition with a home beauty treatment.
We are also looking for beauticians who would like to offer this mask as a treatment to their customers......if that is you get in touch!
Forever's Aloe Bio-cellulose Mask provides potent hydration thanks to forward-thinking technology and natural ingredients. Its bio-cellulose fibres fit the contours of your face to deeply moisturise and to ensure every impressive botanical penetrates the fine lines and wrinkles traditional sheet masks fail to reach. Through a process unique to Forever, Aloe Bio-cellulose Mask's formula fuses pure aloe and seagrass with the bio-cellulose fabric to soothe, soften and condition skin. This environmentally-friendly mask has also been enriched by a moisturising serum of green tea and horse chestnut that rejuvenates dull skin by combatting the signs of ageing and reducing the appearance of redness.