“New Beginnings Can Jump Start Your 2012”

We, as people, begin to search our lives and evaluate things around us as the New Year begins. Some make resolutions to change this or that and others make short or  long term goals.

All these things are good but to do these, we must not only evaluate and critique, but in making and setting a goal, we need a roadmap, a plan to reach that goal. The goal must also be an attainable/reachable goal.

Goal setting is a must in all areas of our lives. When setting goals, generalized goals, such as I want to lose 50 pounds in 2012, or I want to earn more $ in 2012, are nice goals but are less likely to be attained if you do not have a roadmap to get there.

Have you ever been on vacation without knowing where you were going? Once in awhile this could be a fun adventure but most of us, would not leave home with our children or pets for a vacation without knowing where we were going, how long it would take to get there, will we need to make stops along the way, how far between stops, etc.

My niece, for example, in driving from NC to Texas with her young daughter and large dog, knew how often they would need to rest and even how long to drive each day before getting a room. She checked ahead, to see within that mileage, which places would allow her to keep her dog within her room.

If you don’t know where you are headed, you don’t know how to pack, the type of clothes or accessories you might need while away. So being prepared, is not only key to a trip or vacation with family but key in all parts of our lives.

In a direct sales business and all home based businesses, we must set goals.

What would we like to see from our business in 2012? Once we know we want something, WHY do we want it? How will attaining that goal make us or our families happier, healthier, or financially sound?

Once we know our WHY, then you need to know how (the roadmap) to get to the goal.One friend often says, “if your WHY” doesn’t make you cry, it isn’t large enough”; meaning, you haven’t delved deep enough within yourself to why you want to reach that goal.

First you need to write your goal down. You also need to know by when do you need to accomplish the goal. It needs to be an attainable goal so you must ask yourself, is this a realistic goal in this amount of time.

To figure it out, let’s say you have a goal for the year. You need to divide that goal by 12 months so you know what needs to be accomplished monthly, then divide by 4 so you know what you need to accomplish weekly.

“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

Now does it look more doable? If not, then you need to rethink the goal if your goal looks impossible. If your goal looks just a bit scary, that’s ok. We need to stretch ourselves and our goals, so we don’t get lax into thinking it’s a piece of cake and I can work on this as I please, when I please, and it will just happen. That mindset will not work at all. This is the reason so many people try to convince others, direct sales companies isn’t a real job because that person either did or knew someone who took just that approach to the business. If you want something bad enough, you will change your mindset and not be influenced by those people. You get from any business or project, what you put into the business. Often those who chose to think of it as not a job or business, also chose to not be trained or work it as a business.

All business owners must have a goal and a business plan.

Write down your Ultimate Goal. Your long term goal for the year.

Write down your Monthly Goal.

Write down your Weekly Goal.

Write down one quote that empowers you.

Did you know, only 3% of the population write down their goal? Did you know 3% of the population are millionaires?

You are 75% more likely to meet your personal or business goals if you write them down.

Now you know where you are going; you have a plan.  Now you need the roadmap to get there.So now, you must decide what it will take to get there. If you are in a party plan business, the person who introduced you to the business or your director can show you how to calculate that figure, how many shows will it take to get me to that goal?

Once your see your goals as clear, concise, inspiring, and achievable, find an accountability partner. This can be a supportive spouse, a good friend, or the person who introduced you to a business, or an up-line director, if you are in direct sales. Writing your goal down is key but sharing it, holds you accountable to your goal.

Next, give yourself four minutes each day to focus. First, for just one minute, reconnect to your business or your vision for your business. For 60 seconds, revisit what you want. Write down three things you are thankful/grateful for (should take just one minute), and in your 3rd minute, determine the quality you will embody in this day; decide the qualities you are going to live this day to show up more confident in the day. Perhaps it is to be positive, smile more, be curious, a better listener, less of a procrastinator or not going to make excuses today.  Your fourth minute is to read or recite a quote/thought that will empower you each day.

For example, mine in 2012, is “You Must DO the thing, you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt.

“What’s the MORE you are looking for today?”

If you are looking to earn some additional money so your family can “play more” in 2012, help pay for college, pay off college loans, help make ends meet, needing some adult or “mommy” time, or just needing to fill some “me” time, Pampered Chef could be the answer. It’s perfect for a college student because it’s flexible, can be worked around classes and it’s perfect for the full-time worker or stay at home Mom, because the hours are flexible to work around most schedules. If you are looking for supplemental income where you can find a healthy balance/harmony between work and family, it’s perfect too. There is no inventory, a very small investment to begin (less than the cost of a new outfit and matching shoes), training and support. Pampered Chef is perfect for the hobbyist, wanting to fill their kitchen with quality tools without having to pay full price, while others wanting a part-time or full-time income/earnings can achieve that, too, with The Pampered Chef.

“What’s the MORE you are looking for?”

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THE “OPPORTUNITY” IS Flexible, Fun, No Inventory, Extremely Small Investment!

As the financial crisis affects the economics of the households, more and more Americans are moving part-time and full-time into the direct sales industry.

Please take the time to read the article recently published in Woman’s Day.

www.womansday.com/Articles/Lifestyle/Money-Saving-Tips/Start-a-Direct-Selling-Business.html

Families Returning to the Dinner Table….Priceless!

Do you find yourself trying to figure out which fast food chain’s drive thru you visited the day before so you don’t revisit it again this week? There is a better way to eat quickly and healthier than going through the Drive Thru.

How? By bringing families back to the dining room table.  This is possible when you use quality kitchen tools that replaces labor with “ease” and “quickness” in the kitchen.

Although people are struggling economically, Pampered Chef consultants have seen an increase in sales. Why? Because girls nights out have become more of staying at home, cooking recipes and the money spent is on buying things that will make meals quicker and healthier for the family rather than on frivilous things that will be short term like a meal out & having to pay tips, or  purchases such as jewelry or handbags, and/or going to the movies. Families are eating home more, now that mom, can prepare the meal in 30 minutes or less.

By spending 1 or 2 nights a week sharing with others how to bring their families back to the table, you can produce a nice supplemental income during the uncertain times we are living.

Who couldn’t use an extra $300, $400, $500, $800, or $1000 PLUS at the end of the month?

Spending less. GOING TO WORK IS GOING TO A PARTY! Earning additional income. Families Eating together, “Priceless”!

If “YOU” would like to see if this opportunity is a “right fit” for you, I’d love the opportunity to talk to you to answer any questions you may have or just simply, help you get started.

For as little as $86-$167, you can be operating your own business today–YOU Can Be The CEO and The “Best Boss” you’ve ever had.

Yvonne Deatherage, Independent Director, Mentor, & Coach, The Pampered Chef
[email protected]

“Money Loves Speed.”

“Money Loves Speed.”
– Dan Kennedy

Shared from Sales Diva,Kim Duke

“We’re ALL busy.  But that’s NOT speed.

In my world- speed is acceleration with INTENT.

Most of the best opportunities in my business have happened (and are happening!) VERY QUICKLY.

From speaking engagements, media attention or even a call from an interested prospect – the good stuff tends to happen quickly.

“MONEY LOVES SPEED.”

So get ready – I’m about to get bossy.

Why Are You Stalling Your Success?

You work hard in your business – I know you do.

But you’re probably making this mistake (and if you aren’t – HOORAY!)….

  • You stall on calling them back
  • You procrastinate on sending the proposal (7 days later – really???)
  • You dawdle (my mom’s word) with the estimate
  • You forget to send the package
  • You avoid setting up the meeting
  • You don’t call any of the leads from the tradeshow

And someone who was once very interested in buying from you (a HOT CUSTOMER) has now contacted SOMEONE ELSE.

I have 2 words for you.

SMARTEN UP.

I know you’re busy and YES we’ve all slipped sometimes.  But – it can’t be A HABIT.

I don’t think you want to work this hard, invest time, money, and energy to just allow potential customers to slip through your fingers because “You’re getting around to it.”

“Money Loves Speed”

Remember – the customer DIDN’T ONLY CALL YOU.  They’ve probably contacted at least 2 other companies.

So by being a slow-poke – you’re going directly AGAINST one of the laws of money:

“Money Loves Speed”

My advice to you, sugar?

You know which customers or prospects you need to connect with.

So pick up the phone, Fed-Ex the samples, process the order, email them the proposal, and get the damn invoice done.

NOW.

So there.”

Love from Your Bossy Sales Diva,

Kim

Kim Duke – Sales Expert For Women www.salesdivas.com

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Stress-free Opportunity Knocks!

Have you ever heard a knock on the door and when you got to the door, there was a pleasant “surprise” awaiting you.

My Pampered Chef Business is exactly that for me! Stress-free because every time I leave home for work, I  am attending a “a party”–I didn’t clean the house, I wasn’t responsible for the guest list, and I didn’t even purchase the refreshments.

I find myself meeting new people, making new friends, and having FUN while making money at the same time.

Anyone needing $300-$1000 or more by December 24th?

The opportunity is knocking on your door, “Today”! “If you don’t dare to begin, you don’t stand a chance of getting there.”

For a minimal investment with a company that is celebrating it’s 30th birthday–$80 or $155 (plus tax), you can make the needed money for your family, whether it’s for a special Christmas gift for  your significant other, gifts for the children, or a contribution to your favorite charity–needing “extra” $$$ to fix a car, a needed appliance, OR perhaps you or a spouse has been laid off, etc….life happens, and money can be in your pocket so you can have the “extra” $$$$$ needed for day to day living expenses, car payments, mortgage, vacations, college tuition, books, etc.

Now is the time to take charge of your life and your finances. Do you like your current boss? If not, I bet you will like working for YOURSELF–You can be the best BOSS you’ve ever had!

I want to help you make a difference in the lives of your family!

Would you enjoy the freedom of making a difference in the lives of your family!

Begin to  make choices based on what works best for you and your family, rather than what works best for your boss!!

I am a phone call away (252-560-4073) to help you get started on the FREEDOM YOU DESERVE with an opportunity that allows you to make the choices that “fit” your family and “extra” time worked benefits your family not the boss!

Become the “best boss” you’ve ever had—endless possibilities for you and your family awaits, while working part-time.

Tax Benefits, too! Mileage, home-based business deductions, etc. helps put $$$ in your pocket rather than the government!

Take Charge, Take Action Today!

The opportunity is knocking on your door,Today!

“If you don’t dare to begin, you don’t stand a chance of getting there.”

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 Input = Output

Would you like a business of your own but do not have a huge amount of money in reserve needed to  start up your own business?  Are you willing to invest the time and effort to reach the wants of your family?

The scales of wants and willingness must balance–your wants must balance with the efforts you are willing to put into it.

I’ve heard people say they have tried several direct sales businesses and they didn’t work, but when all is said and done, they did not put the effort or time into working the business.

Input = Output

Success in any business requires a desire to want something, the willingness to be coached/mentored and the desire to give of your time and efforts to reach your goal.

To succeed in any directs sales business, like any other business, you do have to plan when you will work after planning your calendar of family obligations and any other committed work schedule of you or your spouse.

You must plan to work, plan training time into the business calendar plan and participate in your team’s monthly success meetings. People who normally drop out of a direct sales business never attended more than one training or attended more than one success meeting.

  • “When the sun comes up each day, be up and out with it.”

  • “Get rid of the negative people in your life – surround yourself with positive people who believe in you and inspire you.”

  • “If you don’t dare to begin, you don’t stand a chance of getting there.”

  • “There is no such thing as luck. Success comes from actually doing it.”

  • “Your life is not a rehearsal. Don’t leave it without giving it your all.”


Direct Sales Businesses can be worked Full-TIme, Part-TIme, but not in your Spare Time!

Are you willing to take control of your life and your income?

More month left at the end of the month than “money”?

Direct sales is about getting out of your comfort zone, embarking on a journey to make financial ends meet, opening your own business, taking control of your life and your income. You are the proud owner and CEO of your own business, a business with limited inventory and overhead.

Perhaps it’s time you look at the direct sales industry as a ” business franchise”

to see if it could be “the right fit” for you and your family.

Pampered Chef, A Direct Sales Choice!

How much do you need to get started in a direct sales company? The finances needed does differ among companies.

Pampered Chef is a home based business which has a start up fee of just $155 plus tax or a smaller kit can be purchased for $80 plus tax.  This is an extremely small amount of money that can turn a huge profit for your very small investment. Many consultants meet consultant status “qualification” within their 30 days, earning commission checks of $287 or more by just doing 2-6 shows.  After 30 days, the investment is recouped, the training is local and much of their training can be accessed through conference calls and/or online training.

The Pampered Chef changes its catalogs only twice a year. The consultant kit comes with catalogs, receipts, videos, and recipes to make with the products in the kit. To reward new consultants beginning their business, they offer new consultant rewards to be earned FREE within a consultants first 90 days–from additional FREE products, to Pampered Chef Dollars where a consultant gets to choose FREE products or supplies, and a special discounted supply box.

Within Pampered Chef’s new consultant kit, is an awesome software program that will run on a Windows or a Mac computer. The software program allows simplification of the business process of ordering, including the ability to figure sales tax etc. based on the area of the country you happen to be.

The company offers all consultants the opportunity to earn FREE, all the new products during each season change by doable sales goals in a given month prior to the new products being available to their customers. And a consultant never needs to pay full price for his or her products.

Regardless of which direct sales company you choose to partner with, be sure it is a credible company where you earn money. For some companies, lots of inventory is needed to succeed or your companies’ catalogs change weekly, monthly or quarterly. After thirty years of business, The Pampered Chef’s  only inventory needed is what comes in the new consultant kit. With other companies, the show  orders  may come to you to deliver.The only show orders delivered by the consultant are the shows the consultant decided to have of her own. All show orders are shipped directly to the host.

If you  have “more wants” than your present circumstances are allowing  or you need to make a particular amount of money within a minimal time frame or rotating block of time, then Pampered Chef’s direct sales business opportunity may be what you are needing.

If you are willing to share positive experiences and follow proven methods/systems, you can succeed in this flexible, small investment, no inventory business opportunity.  If any of this perks your interest, I’d like to discuss more if Pampered Chef may be the right “fit” for you.  I’d love to help you show others how being in the kitchen doesn’t have to be a chore, and how to prepare delicious meals simply without a lot of fuss and/or ingredients.

It’s wonderful hearing:

  • how families are returning to the dinner table rather than be the parent who is the “drive thru” queen or king of meals.
  • families are taking time to eat together for breakfast or dinner prior to the family events and that family communication around the dinner table is becoming a cherished time in their homes.
  • how the business has helped others meet their mortgage payments, purchased a needed car, or pay their child’s tuition or how the income has paid taxes or given them the “adult” time they needed for their sanity.

Personally, I’m enjoying life! Pampered Chef has given me the opportunity to work within the limitations of my health disabilities, giving me the income and flexibility I need  to spend quality time with my parents, children, and grandchildren, while helping others find financial freedom and the ability to put meals on their tables in 30 minutes or less. God is Good!

You can help make a difference in the lives of others through your own Pampered Chef Business too. Regardless of where in the country you live, I can help you get started today. Email your interest today :  [email protected] or friend me on FB, http://www.facebook.com/getyvonne.

Yvonne Deatherage,Independent Director, The Pampered Chef

Direct Sales: To Do Or Not To DO?

I am hearing too often people say they have more month left at the end of the month than “money”.

What if you could earn an extra $300-$800 a month for working one or two nights or mornings a week for just a few hours?

How would an extra $300 make a difference to your family’s activities and/or budget?

Are you willing to take control of your life and your income?

Do you know someone who sits around asking why me or say they cannot make ends meet? Have you heard someone say they cannot do this or that for their children because they don’t have the financial means or dependable transportation to get them there?

Do you know of a single mom where the child support doesn’t come in regularly or doesn’t ever arrive?  Perhaps you have heard someone say their spouse has recently been laid off? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, please read on because direct sales could be the lifeline they need.

Why should someone settle for less? Where is the “self-worth”our parents and grandparents had for completing a difficult task? What happened to working toward a goal rather than wishing upon a star? Are we passing along to our children the same work ethic and taking responsibility for our families well-being as our parents did? Are we showing them to get what you want, you must set goals, take responsible actions toward reaching the goals and working hard?

Direct sales is about getting out of your comfort zone, embarking on a journey to make financial ends meet, opening your own business, taking control of your life and your income. You are the proud owner and CEO of your own business, a business with limited inventory and overhead. Perhaps it’s time you look at the direct sales industry to see if a company could be the “franchise” opportunity that might be “the right fit” for you and your family.

In direct sales, you are in business for yourself but not by yourself. You can work your business as  full-time or as a part-time business opportunity according to your family’s dynamics and needs but to earn the needed money for your family, you cannot work the business in your spare time. You can take a day off from work, but you can’t “not work”! This is the hardest aspect of a personal business ran from the comfort of your home. So whether you want to earn a little to put back for a family vacation, to purchases Christmas gifts without going into your family’s budgeted resources, or if you need the income for a car payment, home mortgage, or child’s college tuition or you just need “adult time”, “me time” or “fun”, a direct sales business opportunity  may just be what you need.

“The power of one – one thought, one action, one solution. Your only limits are self-imposed.”

“Like the eagles we have to move our wings to soar like an eagle. When you discover it’s your choice and your attitude, things start to happen! Opportunity is available for everyone – all you have to do is grab it!”

Life is like a box of chocolates!

Life and Business is “like a box of Chocolate, you never know what you will get from it”. Thank you Forrest Gump for being able to use chocolates as a comparison in life and business.

Life offers each of us the same 24 hours in a day. How we spend that time is a choice–it’s entirely UP to us. We can spend it sleeping, listening to music, watching television, working, getting an education, playing golf, and spending it with family or friends..

If you are a home based business owner, you need to enjoy the flexibility of working from home yet find a balance between work and the other things in life you enjoy. You have to “work” even if it’s a “fun” job.  If your store is not open, you will not have any sales and no sales = no money.

As a CEO of your own company, regardless of what it is, you must set guidelines, hours, goals, and work if you will earn an income. You can be a hobbyist and do little to nothing. You can earn a part-time income to add a little play money or meet the payments on a particular bill incurred. Or you can produce a nice full-time income by working and investing 10-15 hours a week into your business. A full time income in exchange for 15 hours is a good investment in your time.

Another important thing to remember is to be prepared and ready for business at all times. When you leave home, be prepared to conduct business while you are out and about. The largest sale or best show of the month could practically appear out of no where while you’re at the bank making a deposit, picking up stamps at the post office, and during general errands or shopping. Be neat and know people are watching you. A person will know in less than ten minutes if you’re the person they want to do business and form first impressions in a minute or less. To make a great first impression be sure to focus the conversation on the person you are speaking to, listening attentively to them, and making it about their needs and wants. When you focus on others and “not me”, you will find success stories more often in business and all areas of your life.

Be enthusiastic, full of energy, pleasant, considerate, prepared, understand the value you have to offer, and be confident. Rehearse any common questions that usually arise so you not only know the answers but they roll smoothly right off your lips. Know what you offer and the value of what you offer. Be passionate in sharing your business opportunity and your products.

Since our businesses are like boxes of chocolates, have and “be” the best selection of chocolates there is to offer. Know who you are and what you have to offer. As people are looking to make a selection, of who to do business with, let them want to do business with you.

Who would you rather do business with?

I sell _______. They’re great do you need some? Do you want to do a show?

Or

I am a coach, mentor and kitchen specialist with ____________. . I help parents bring their families back to the table where real communication begins by showing them how, within their busy lifestyles, they can prepare meals in 30 minutes or less.  I help others see how they can earn money without taking too much family time away from their families. The flexibility and commission plan ________ offers allows me to choose my own income level. What would you do with an extra $300, $500, or $800 a month? How would that impact your family’s life?

Which 30 second commercial sounds like one you prefer to hear more about or respond?

To Your Success in your business!

Be Amazing!

Yvonne

Flexibility and Minimal Investment

Pampered Chef has helped many people find the money they needed in financial situations whether they needed lots or a little extra money.

It has also helped those who needed fun, friendship, and adult time.

I am a coach and mentor with The Pampered Chef. I help parents bring their families back to the table where real communication begins by showing them, how within their busy lifestyles, they can prepare meals in 30 minutes or less.

I help others see how they can earn money without taking too much family time away from their families. The flexibility and commission plan Pampered Chef offers allows me to choose my own income level. What would you do with an extra $300, $500, or $800 a month? How would that impact your family’s life?

Yvonne Deatherage, Independent Director , The Pampered Chef

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