Behind Every Good Man is a Good Woman

Most people believe that behind every good man is a good woman. Joe and I had that and more. He was the love of my life since I was 12 years old.

Despite the grief, that will never pass, I have taken the wheel with my son Bill at my side. Together we are the driving force behind the dream that my husband started so many years ago. The best way to honor his legacy is to see Joe’s vision come to fruition. We began this quest together so many years ago “to bring better nutrition to everyone”.

I found a poem of Mother Teresa’s that I have shared with you before, it sums up the way Joe felt and lived his life.

‘Words To Live By’ -By Mother Teresa.

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
 
If your are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
 
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
 
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
 
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
 
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
 
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
 
Give the world the best you have and it may just never be enough;
Give the world the best that you have anyway.
 
You see, in the final analysis, it’s all between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

From My Heart With



Sari

Ideas For Leads

  1. Sample Baggies: Have little zip close baggies with your business card, a flyer, and a sample or goodie in it and bring these where ever you go. Give them to:

 

  • People you meet in the grocery store who are shopping for products similar to those you market; strike up a conversation with them
  • Servers at restaurants (put their tip inside the baggie too)
  • Bank Tellers
  • Hairdressers
  • Postal employees

 

  1. Flyers: Network marketing ideas: Print off fliers with your contact info (website, phone number, may want to make the tear off strips) and your business opportunity and leave them at the following places: (ask permission where needed, bribe owners with free product if needed)

 

  • Laundry mats
  • Mobile home parks
  • Apartment complexes
  • Grocery store message boards
  • Daycare centers (moms are always looking for ways to earn $$)
  • COLLEGE CAMPUSES (this is HUGE) Drop off flyers and business cards at the College Student Center. College students are ALWAYS looking for ways to make more $$
  • College Housing (off campus)
  • Doctors Offices
  • Public Library
  • Backs of Taxi Cabs (inside the vehicle, like for magazines)

 

  1. Craft Fairs: Network marketing ideas: Contact local churches in your area and see if they have spring or fall craft fairs. Usually, you can get a booth at these types of events relatively inexpensively. This is one of the best offline advertising methods. Make sure you do a drawing for a free product. On your drawing slip, make a little line that you can place a check mark beside that says “Yes! I’d like more information about starting a home based business!” After your fair, make sure to put those who entered the drawing in your contact list, and call all those who were interested in the opportunity. Good way of building MLM downlines. The ones not interested in the opportunity can still be put on your mailing list for catalogs and new product releases.

 

  1. Chamber of Commerce: Network marketing ideas: Join your local Chamber of Commerce. Networking is HUGE in this business. Attend events regularly.

 

  1. Welcome Wagon: Another excellent offline advertising method for stay at home mom businesses: Contact your local Welcome Wagon or Welcome Service Business. Find out about dropping off fliers and/or samples to the new members of your community.

 

  1. New Mothers: Party plan ideas: Contact your local area hospitals and ask for the human resources department. Most hospitals hand out bags filled with products, samples and other stuff for new moms who just had a baby.

 

  1. Donate Product: Network marketing ideas: Donate a Product Basket to the following types of establishments for free advertising:

 

  • Radio Stations
  • Bingo Halls
  • Local TV stations
  • Churches
  • Fundraisers (cancer society, red cross, schools, etc.)

 

  1. Job Fairs: Network marketing ideas: Call your Chamber of Commerce (or look up your local convention center) and find out about local Job Fairs. Get a booth and set up info about your Business Opportunity. You may also contact local colleges for their employment fairs for building MLM downlines.

 

  1. Car Dealerships: Contact local area car dealerships. You may be able to give them sample packets to hand out to their customers for FREE for taking a test drive.

 

  1. Gyms: Check out your local gyms and health clubs, even the YMCA. See if you can set up a table during one of their health fairs if your product fits in.

 

  1. Network: Network marketing ideas for stay at home mom businesses: Network with others in your community who are in home business. Find out what events and activities that they participate in. Many will be able to help you get started networking in your community.

 

  1. Commercials: Party plan ideas: Does your area TV cable company have a local information channel? Inquire about advertising the best home party business: yours! Sometimes these ads are reasonably priced, especially those that run late at night. It’s common to see business opportunities run for late night, sleepless viewers.

 

  1. Newspaper Ads: If you have access to a small town newspaper, advertise the best home party business (yours) here as they are less expensive and usually more effective than the big newspapers. Post a simple, enticing ad.

 

  1. Banners: Get a low cost outdoor banner printed up with your website on it. You can usually get them done for well under $50 or so, check eBay. Party plan ideas for stay at home mom businesses: Check into paying to have your banner displayed at various outdoor events such as children’s sports, concerts, carnivals, etc.

 

  1. Coupon Packs: Community Clipper coupon booklets and other sales fliers can be a good inexpensive advertising source. Offer freebies to those who contact you for more information.

 

  1. Restaurants: Contact local area restaurants, sub shops, pizza places, diners, and coffee shops to ask them about advertising on their paper placemats.

 

  1. Vehicle Signs: Get a vehicle vinyl sign made for your car. They are very inexpensive and can list your website on it so that you can advertise wherever you drive. The best I have found is on eBay. Be careful not to put your phone number or your name on your banner. You want to make sure you are taking Safety Precautions.

 

  1. Vehicle Magnets: Another alternative when it comes to network marketing ideas is to get vehicle magnets for stay at home mom businesses made for the side of your car on eBay. Again, make sure you are careful about what information you put on there. And do not put your picture on them; it is unprofessional and tacky.

 

  1. Travel Guides: If your city has a travel guide for tourists, find out how you can advertise in it.

 

  1. City Maps: Some city maps have ads in them. You may be able to get a small business ad printed on them for a good price.

 

  1. Product Baskets: Network marketing ideas: A great way to get some offline advertising for stay at home mom businesses, contact local area hotels, motels and bed & breakfast inns and ask them if you can do up a Product Basket and leave it in their Lobby. How? You make up little offline advertising packs of info about your business & products and put them into a basket for their patrons to take. They usually have a pamphlet wall or area too with pamphlets from local area attractions etc. If they don’t have a lobby basket area, inquire about leaving your business info in their pamphlet area.

 

  1. Shirts: Buy company shirts and wear them EVERYWHERE! You will have curious strangers ask what your company is. Don’t have company shirts? Make your own at Cafe Press. Shop or Create What’s On Your Mind at CafePress.com.

 

  1. Tote Bags: Get some canvas tote bags printed up with your business information printed on it. This is good to carry samples in. If someone asks about it, give them a sample. Shop or Create What’s On Your Mind at CafePress.com

 

  1. Buttons: Get a pin back button made and attach it to your purse for advertising wherever you go. Make sure it says something interesting!

 

  1. Local Magazines: Does your city publish a City Magazine? If so, contact them about offline advertising.

 

  1. Gifts: Network marketing ideas: When you give gifts to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers etc. make sure you give them gifts from your company. This saves you money as you are buying from yourself, and gives them a chance to experience the products you are raving about. Dress up your package with cellophane for a professional appearance.

 

  1. Party: Invite your spouse’s co-workers over to your home for a get together. Have a potluck. Make sure that you use your products and have them out for show, but do not make it seem like a demonstration. Just carry on your normal activities while subtly showing off your products.

 

  1. Yearbooks: Maybe a form of offline advertising for stay at home mom businesses you haven’t thought of, see about placing a sponsoring ad in the back of your local high school yearbook. As high school graduates go off to college, they will need a great way to earn extra money.

 

  1. Sports Programs: Put an ad for your business in local sport programs. These organizations are always looking for advertisers. You may even want to sponsor a team in your offline advertising efforts.

 

  1. Theater Playbills: Network marketing ideas: Do you have a local community theater? If so, get your business ad placed in their show programs!

 

  1. Yard Sign: Either get a printed sign or a wooden sign and proudly display it in your front yard for building MLM downlines. We have a nice wooden one we bought for our RV on eBay.

 

  1. Bus Stops: See how much it would cost you to do some offline advertising for stay at home mom businesses at bus stops. People takings buses are often living from paycheck-to-paycheck. They would be very interested in your business opportunity!

 

  1. Mail: Network marketing ideas: Stamp your business info to the outside of all outgoing postal mail. Include your business card on the inside. Do this for personal mail, business mail and for paying your bills.

 

  1. Fillers: Party plan ideas: Exchange Fillers with another home party consultant in a NON-competing business and place their filler in your bags & outgoing packages & have them do the same for you!

 

  1. Temporary Employment Agencies: Temp agencies might be willing to refer some clients to you who may be interested in a Home Business. You could offer the staff FREE product for referrals.

 

  1. Pass Out Fliers: Network marketing ideas for stay at home mom businesses: Print up some fliers and get permission from local shopping centers to see if you can leave them on car windshields for building MLM downlines. You may need a permit for this sort of offline advertising. Oh, and make sure that these are not the high gloss postcards. Someone left one of those on my windshield and my steering wheel blocked it. It rained, and now I have their ad permanently embossed on my car. Suffice it to say I was NOT going to do business with them!

 

  1. Renter’s Guides: Contact your local free Renter’s Guide publishers to see about placing your business ad inside one. Many people rent as they move to a new area. Make sure they know that you are the local consultant ready to help them. Party plan ideas: Offer a welcome freebie.

 

  1. Local Directories: Network marketing ideas for stay at home mom businesses: Do a web search for you local county and surrounding areas. You should find several websites for your area with online business directories to get your website listed in. They may even be free. They may also have offline ads that you can advertise in. You may also find out about upcoming local community events to participate in.

 

  1. Grand Openings: Is there a local business in your area holding a upcoming Grand Opening? If so, contact them! A lot of times they are giving away freebies to the first few hundred customers plus they do heavy advertising announcing their Grand Opening. Great way for building MLM downlines.

 

  1. Bookmarks: Get your business info printed up on inexpensive bookmarks. Give them to:

 

  • Customers
  • Colleges
  • Libraries
  • Book stores

 

  1. Goodie Bags: Put the word out to your friends, family and coworkers that you offer party freebies. Are they going to have a baby shower, bridal shower, or birthday party soon? Do they need goodies for their party bags? Offer to donate product samples to them.

 

  1. Reorder Labels: Network marketing ideas and party plan ideas for products: Make sure you are sticking a small info sticker with your contact info on it on the back of all your products so that your customer can easily locate your information for placing reorders. This is a great offline advertising method! This is also important to do considering some customers purchase items from you to give as a gift, this way the person who received the gift will also know how to contact you.

 

  1. Voicemail: Make sure your voicemail includes information about your business, the best home party business. You never know who will call you. This way, strangers and extended family will know about the company you represent.

 

  1. Travel: When you travel, offline advertising can be done if you take numerous flyers, business cards etc. with you when you pack for your trip. Make up a separate tote bag just for these items. Leave your flyers and business cards ever where you go while on your trip. Such as:

 

  • Train seats
  • Cabs
  • Airplane seats
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Bulletin boards
  • Truck stops

 

I hope these direct sales and network marketing ideas for home businesses will help you think of new and creative ways to advertise your business!

52 Delicious Superfoods!

Eggs:  Each egg has 6 grams of protein but just 72 calories.  No wonder researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, found that eating eggs for breakfast (as part of a low-cal diet) helps you slim down.

Tomato sauce:  It’s loaded with lycopene, which makes your skin look younger and keeps your heart healthy.  In fact, a Harvard study found that women with the most lycopene in their blood reduced their risk of a heart attack by 34%.

Dried plums(prunes):  They’re packed with polyphenols, plant chemicals that have been shown to boost bone density by stimulating your bone-building cells.

Walnuts:  Just 14 walnut halves provide more than twice your daily dose of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat that’s been shown to improve memory and coordination.

Brussels Sprouts:  They have more glucosinolates (compounds that combat cancer and detoxify our bodies) than any other vegetable.  For a side dish that will make you wonder why you’ve been avoiding them, slice each one into quarters, then sauté in olive oil with chopped sweet Vidalia onions.

Acai Juice: A glass or two of this anthocyanin-rich berry juice can dramatically boost the amount of antioxidants in your blood, say Texas A&M University researchers.

Apples: They contain quercetin, an antioxidant that may reduce your risk of lung cancer.

Bok Choy: This calcium-rich veggie can protect your bones and may even ward off PMS symptoms.

Steel-Cut Oats: Because they’re less processed than traditional oats, they’re digested more slowly—keeping you full all morning long.

Salmon:  You’ll get all the heart-smart omega-3s you need in a day from just 3 oz.

Avocados:  Their healthy fat keeps you satisfied and helps you absorb other nutrients.  For a new u twist, brush a halved avocado (pit removed) with olive oil and grill 1 minute.  Serve with red onion, sliced grapefruit and balsamic vinegar.

Spinach:  A half-cup provides more than five times your daily dose of vitamin K, which helps blood clot and builds strong bones.

Canned Pumpkin:  It’s filled with natural cancer fighters alpha- and beta-carotene.

Cauliflower:  White foods can be good for you! This one is packed with cancer-fighting glucosinolates.

Scallops:  A 3-oz serving has 14 grams of protein but just 75 calories.

Collard Greens:  They’re exploding with nutrients like vitamin A, zeaxanthin and lutein, which keep your eyes healthy.

Olives:  They deliver the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat you get in olive oil, but for just 7 calories per jumbo olive!

Brown Rice:  It’s a top source of magnesium, a mineral your body uses for more than 300 chemical reactions (such as building bones and converting food to energy).

Oysters:  These keep your immune system strong.  A 3-oz serving (about 6 oysters) dishes up a quarter of your daily iron, plus nearly twice the zinc and all the selenium you need in a day.

Edamame:  One cup has a whopping 22 grams of plant protein, as well as lots of fiber, folate and cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.

Strawberries:  They’re loaded with ellagitannins, phytochemicals that may halt the growth of cervical and colon cancers.

Lentils:  A great source of meat-free protein, a half-cup of cooked lentils also gives you nearly half your daily folate, a B vitamin that protects a woman’s unborn baby from neural tube defects.

Bran Flakes:  Their whole grains keep your heart in tip-top shape by reducing inflammation and melting away belly fat.

Kiwi:  Italian researchers found that it reduces asthma-related wheezing, thanks to its high vitamin C content (one kiwi has 110% of your daily requirement).

Black Beans: They’re loaded with protein, fiber, and flavonoids—antioxidants that help your arteries stay relaxed and pliable.

Sunflower Seeds:  A quarter-cup delivers half your day’s vitamin E, which keeps your heart healthy and fights infection.

Sardines:  3 oz. provide more than 100% of your daily vitamin D.  Sardines are also a top source of omega-3 fats.  Try adding mashed canned sardines to marinara sauce and serving over whole-wheat pasta.

Asparagus:  A half-cup supplies 50% of your daily bone-building vitamin K and a third of your day’s folate, it’s a natural diuretic so it banishes bloating, too.

Bananas:  They’re loaded with several kinds of good-for-you fiber, including resistant starch (which helps you slim down).

Broccoli Sprouts:  They have 10 times more of the cancer-preventing compound glucoraphanin than regular broccoli.

Fat-Free Milk:  With a third of the calcium and half the vitamin D you need in a day, plus 8 grams u of muscle-building protein, it’s the ultimate energy drink.

Baked Potatoes:  Each one packs a mega dose of blood-pressure–lowering potassium—even more than a banana.

Sweet Potatoes:  Half of a large baked sweet potato delivers more than 450% of your daily dose of vitamin A, which protects your vision and your immune system.

Flaxseed:  Not only is flaxseed loaded with plant omega-3s, it also has more lignans (compounds that may prevent endometrial and ovarian cancer) than any other food.  Store ground flaxseed in your refrigerator and sprinkle on yogurt, cold cereal or oatmeal.

Greek Yogurt:  It has twice the protein of regular yogurt.

Dried Tart Cherries:  Researchers at Michigan State University found their potent anthocyanins help control blood sugar, reduce insulin and lower cholesterol.

Wheat Germ:  A quarter-cup gives you more than 40% of your daily vitamin E and immune-boosting selenium.

Whole-Wheat English Muffins:  You get 4 ½ grams of fiber for only 134 calories.

Tea:  Both green and black tea prevent hardening of the arteries, according to researchers at the University of Scranton.

Peanut Butter:  This smart spread has arginine, an amino acid that helps keep blood vessels healthy.

Blackberries:  The king of the berry family boasts more antioxidants than strawberries, cranberries or blueberries.

Mustard Greens:  These “greens” (actually a cruciferous veggie) are a top source of vitamin K.  For a tasty pesto, chop them in a food processor with garlic, walnuts, Parmesan and olive oil.

Grapes:  They’re a leading source of resveratrol, the plant chemical responsible for the heart-healthy benefits of red wine.

Soy Milk:  A good source of vegetable protein, calcium-enriched soy milk has as much calcium and vitamin D as cow’s milk.

Brazil Nuts:  They have more selenium than any other food.  One nut delivers your entire day’s worth!

Canola Oil:  A Tbsp. of this heart-healthy oil has all the alpha-linolenic acid you need in a day, plus two different forms of vitamin E.

Blueberries:  They improve memory by protecting your brain from inflammation and boosting communication between brain cells.

Oranges:  One orange supplies more than 100% of the vitamin C you need in a day.  It’s also a good source of calcium and folate.

Watercress:  With just 4 calories per cup, this cruciferous veggie delivers a hefty dose of vitamin K, zeaxanthin, lutein, beta-carotene and cancer-fighting phytochemicals.

Turkey Breast:  It has 20 grams of satisfying protein but just 90 calories per 3-oz serving.

Barley:  A top source of beta-glucan, a fiber that lowers cholesterol and helps control blood sugar.

Shiitake Mushrooms:  One serving (about ¼ lb.) provides as much vitamin D as you’d get from a glass of milk.