Welcome to my story!

Thank you for visiting my blog! Here I share my ups and downs of being a mom who has tried working from home, but most importantly wants to be healthy and share it with others. If you can make money while doing it...AWESOME!

I have a passion for LIFE and that includes my family, working out, eating healthy, and sharing what works and doesn't work with others.

I LOVE working with Xango and their new product Favao, it gives me the opportunity to mentor others to reach their health and wealth goals!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Promote YOU, Not Your MLM Company!

I've been going through some amazing training with Mentoring For Free, but there's one point that has already made the biggest change in my home-based business...don't promote my network marketing company, promote me!  Don't promote my MLM company products, promote me!  Why?  I was just in a training call and they said there are now somewhere around 3,000 companies out there claiming to be network marketing companies.  This is the most basic reason as to why you should promote you and not your MLM company, why would you want to have competition with 3,000 other companies.  Then you are comparing your compensation plan to theirs, your product to theirs, your upline to theirs, and on and on!  I'd much rather sell myself and the system and leadership and coaching I can offer someone first and foremost!  I like to think I am much more competitive this way:)

Second, put yourself in your prospects shoes.  As for myself, I prefer someone to approach me and find out a little about who I am and what I'm looking for and WHY I'm looking for it before they just start in on me about this new amazing company where I can work only 3-5 hours per week to start my home-based business on a part-time basis and very quickly start making $10,000 or $20,000 per week if I'm coachable and teachable.  You know what?  I fell for it once and sadly the people I was sponsored by did too.  I can unfortunately say, none of them or me made it to that $10,000 or $20,000 per week...not even a few hundred per week.  Why, because we were being taught the recruit, recruit, recruit system to not care so much about the people, just get them to sign up and get them to sign people up, etc.  You know that system, I'm sure many of you reading this have been there!  The one where you work so hard to get friends on Facebook who love the positive things you have to say whether through quotes or your personal life, yet once you start promoting your MLM company it's all over and you see your friends list going down almost as fast as it's going up.  The worst part of this is the people "de-friending" you are the warm market people, the ones you have known for years, maybe even some family members start ignoring what you have to say!  I wasn't comfortable with that system and it wasn't who I am.  Most people, I think will agree with me on this one!

Now I promote myself!  For those friends and followers who are interested in network marketing, I can now offer a system for anyone to use, no matter what network marketing company they are in that is FREE!  I can show them that I truly do care about their success because I'm not pushing a company or specific opportunity on them!  I'm finding out their "why" and helping them move forward in their own journey, and I love that we get to do go through this journey together!

As I've found through Mentoring For Free, just as the free eBook states, you need a System That Works!  "...you need to do lead generation, prospect follow-up, sponsoring and training.  If you can do them all in one system, so much the better."  This is EXACTLY what Mentoring For Free offers everyone who chooses to use it!  Not only a system for you to use to work smarter and become more successful, but a system you can get all of your team using so as a team you are working smarter and becoming more successful together!

I've mentioned my "why's" before for doing network marketing and because I feel so passionately about them, I'll keep mentioning them!  One is to help others reach their own success.  MLM is an industry, when done right and with a 5 Pillar Company, where you not only reach your own goals and "why's", but you help others do the same over and over again!  (See http://mnicholson.5pillarstosuccess.com/ to buy the CD or ask me for the link to listen for FREE to learn what makes a 5 Pillar Company).  Pay it forward, and the best way to do this is to promote yourself and offer Mentoring For Free to anyone who wants to do network marketing.  Download your Free eBook at http://mnicholson.successin10steps.com/ and see how it will change your life and your business and your relationship with others!

I hope to hear from you and begin a journey to our success together!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Why Work From Home? To OWN my LIFE!!!

I feel so blessed to OWN my life!  What does that mean?  Well, to me it means that I make the decisions about what I do and how I do it and have taken control so that a boss or company isn't controlling it for me!  I am working so hard, yet having fun, building a home-based business so that I call the shots.  No more worries about when I can take time off to hang out with my family.  I'm able work while the girls are sleeping because that's best for me!  The economy is so hard right now for so many people.  My eyes have been opened to network marketing...the good and the ugly!  Most importantly what I've learned is that it does work if you work at it and have a system to show you how!  If you are tired of working for someone else controlling your life and want to own your life, you can too!!

Thankfully I found Mentoring for Free early on...wish it had been about 8 months sooner, but better late than never!  And now I'm not only learning how to do it right, I've found a great 5 Pillar Company, a great team of mentors and the ability to help others...hopefully finding more people who are just getting started before being burned the way so many are in this industry.  But for those who have been burned, I can't wait to help them!  It's a GREAT industry, you just have to find that 5 Pillar Company and not one where the heavy hitters are taking advantage of you.  What is a 5 Pillar Company?  Check out http://mnicholson.5pillarstosuccess.com/ for more details and it will probably change your life the way it did mine!  I'm now moving forward with my business and feel great sharing it with others, instead of feeling stagnant and frustrated!

The past three weeks have been pretty crazy between different friends and family being in town, bar-b-ques with friends, entertaining kids for the summer, etc.  However, as busy as it's been, it's made me appreciate it all SO much more!  I love my life...I am blessed with the most amazing husband, daughters, parents and in-laws, family and friends both here in Vegas and those who live away.   I love the fact that I do work for myself now and especially now that I've found a group of mentors and a system that is there for ME...not for the top 2% to make all of the money while the rest of us are so frustrated.  Getting to spend this kind of time with family and friends reminds me of how important it is to me to work from home!

Now it's back to a week of working out and working on my business before the girls and I drive with my mom the 9 hours back to Aztec, NM.  Looking forward to hanging out with my brother and sister and their families and the girls getting to play with all of their cousins!  Then we are off to camp in Silverton, CO for the 4th of July...can't wait!  Hopefully Scott will be able to join us during his days off?!  But then we fly to Connecticut at the end of the month to visit his family, some well deserved time off for him!!

I have an amazing life, this blog is just to put it all down in writing!  My husband is so amazing, always so supportive of me and our girls...always working hard to provide the best for us.  I can't wait until I can help him in providing more income to take some of the stress off of him...and I will!!!  Our parents are always there for us and our kids, loving and supporting everything we do.  Wish we lived closer to them, but at least we get a lot of quality time with them throughout the year, and I'm SO thankful for every minute of it!  I am so thankful for all I have been blessed with.  Never take it for granted!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It wasn't My Fault! I found the MLM Secrets!!

For those who have been following my Blog, you have seen me go through many different transitions...and I didn't start this Blog very long ago:) But this is the reason I started this Blog. I am making alterations in my life physically, mentally and even spiritually and the journey has been amazing! Definitely a lot of ups and downs...from my excitement in running my first half marathon being smashed by a knee injury; my first network marketing experience making me feel like a HUGE failure; difficulties in weight loss and seeing how great it is when you don't give up!

Well, have I got a story for you:) As I mentioned in my last Blog, I met this amazing woman named Vikki through Facebook. This is why I LOVE Facebook...I truly have met some wonderful and inspiring people. Vikki is not only inspiring, she has given me hope and the system to make my "Why" (also shared in the previous Blog) become a reality! Now, because I feel SO strongly about my "why", I wasn't going to give up and definitely won't be giving up now!

I read this free eBook that changed my life! I felt like I was a failure in my first network marketing company, but was searching for the right group of people to help me turn that around. I did! If you have tried network marketing or thought about it, but have been afraid of failure...you MUST read this! If you have been told by your upline, like I have many times, "Make a list of your friends and family. Call them up. Get 'em into the business. You need to hear 100 'No's for every 'Yes'." Guess what, they are LYING!! There are other ways that work better!

Want to know how? Read this
http://mnicholson.bigmlmsecrets.com/?mad=47999 Remember...it's FREE! I really didn't believe it at first, nothing seems to be free in network marketing...but here is something amazing! Not just a great eBook that gives you MANY "aha" moments...but a wonderful group of mentors who are there to mentor you for FREE. Doesn't matter what company you are with, they don't want to know, they just want to help you find the success in your business!

Unbelievable huh? Well, it's true and I really hope if you are feeling uneasy or like a failure or getting that bad feeling in your gut that the company you are working in just doesn't feel right to you or seem to be working to make you that residual income you want so badly, that you will read

I can't wait to hear what you think:) Comments are ALWAYS welcome!! Hope you all have a wonderful week!