How Xyng Has Helped Me To Be Perfectly Clear & Get Things Done

Let me be perfectly clear, I really don’t usually use my blog for product endorsements and as you will see in an upcoming post, I have also stepped out of the MLM arena. Howsomeever (put your thesaurus down I made that one up), when I do find something good then I have to be like what’s his name from that 70’s sitcom and say “I got it, I got it and I gots to report it!”

First a little background – I’m a web developer or programmer or whatever they call the people who create the stuff you use every day to get your job done and get on with your life – my official title is “consultant”. My job requires sometimes making a size 6 shoe fit a size 10 foot, what I mean by that is that clients will purchase a piece of software and then expect me to make it do things that it was not intended to do.  And that’s OK, as one of my project managers puts it “That’s why they’re paying us”.  As you can imagine, I sometimes find myself gnawing on the problem of how to get that big foot into that little shoe for days on end – you get the toes to fit and the heel pops out, heels are in but the big toe pokes a hole in the front, you know what I mean.

In addition to my day job, I am a serial entrepreneur who is currently trying to grow her handmade items business. Handmade requires energy and clarity – these hats and bags and capes and shawls just ain’t going to crochet themselves!

Enough about me, let’s talk about what Xyng has done for me (sorta stole that one from Beaches-:). I’ve been working on a project  for the past month, that just seems to be my Waterloo, none of the features have ever been implemented before and everything that could go wrong etc etc.  Yesterday I was found myself so close to the finish line, just one last little issue to tackle and I’d be done. I just knew I could fix it by lunchtime and move on to something else; unfortunately, lunchtime came and went and I was still stuck. I was so frustrated I screamed at my project manager and then – frustrated and embarrassed – I went out to the bathroom and had a little cry. Well of course that didn’t help, by 2:30 I was no closer to a solution and I was falling asleep sitting up!

I hated to take a Xyng so late in the day because of that hours long burst of energy thing,  but felt that I had no choice. By 2:45 the Xyng had kicked in and …holy crap, how did I miss that?!? I found my problem, fixed it, tested it three ways from Sunday and was on my way home by 3:40.

Now this has happened to me before, I take a Xyng, I get a lot of energy and I get stuff done (it really powers up my workouts and turns me into a one-woman house cleaning machine!). But it wasn’t until yesterday that I put two and two together and realized that it wasn’t an anomaly and that  Xyng really does clear the fog out of my brain and helps me to find solutions too!

So there is my little Xyng testimonial, but more than that, it’s just me telling you that if you’ve got things that need doing, you probably ought to give Xyng a try. My hubby the Woodchuck will be happy to send you a free sample, just email him at cni5star@gmail.com and tell him I sent you.

You can learn more about Xyng at www.deniseleeporter.com

You can view my handmade products on ETSY

And you can read about why I didn’t put any links in my post here

Oh Yeah and when I got home I made a shawl and two hats

Strawberry Fields Capelet

Strawberry Fields Capelet

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10 Last Minute Gifts For The Entrepreneur In Your Life

christmas gifts for the entrepreneur

We all know and love someone who is just cut from a different bolt of fabric. That kid we knew who actually found a way to make real money from her lemonade stand or the big picture guy who actually loves talking to everyone he meets about that weight loss product he discovered in college or the grandma who is supplementing her income selling cell phone plans! Having trouble choosing a present for your entrepreneur? Have no fear, I made a list for you:

1. For the newly minted (or firmly established) network marketer in your life , might I suggest the book  Your First Year in Network Marketing: Overcome Your Fears, Experience Success, and Achieve Your Dreams!

2. Entrepreneurs are naturally  motivated people and they stay that way by focusing on personal development,  but they don’t always sit still long enough to read a book. Give them one that they can listen to in the car, on the bus, or wherever they happen to be. Try one of Jim Rohn’s audio books such as his Jim Rohn’s 2004 Weekend Leadership Event or UPDATED Building Your Network Marketing Business 10 Copy CD Pack

3.  For direct sales entrepreneurs (bearing in mind that we are all always selling something) I love Brian Tracy, practical advice delivered in a straightforward way. I  have personally listened to this one about 50 or so times just this year alone The Psychology Of Selling: The Art of Closing Sales

4. Entrepreneurs love books  because they always want to know what the other guy did to be successful! You can’t miss with a good autobiography like who doesn’t want to know how Bill did it (not Clinton, the other one) Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime

5. Network marketers and those in direct sales guys always need fresh blood/ new people to talk to. A leads subscription is a  practical and useful gift that keeps on giving all year long! LeadOverage.com offers packages that start at just $9.99 per month, or check out Freesurveyleads.com for less than $100 you can get 400 leads every Monday morning.

6. If your little entrepreneur is always on the move doing presentations in supermarkets, coffee shops and parking lots then they will absolutely love a mobile internet package. This will allow them to stream video and audio presentations or   go paperless and sign up prospects on the fly by accessing their websites from anywhere. CLEAR offers a great package as do other companies. If you’re interested in Clear call me (814) 422-5327, or see what your local providers are offering this month (here in Atlanta they are all trying to compete with Clear and that’s good for you).

7. The on-the-go marketer needs a way to organize all of their advertising materials (flyers, brochures, postcards, business cards) , I like this Melie Bianco W9-330 Messenger,Blue,one size but am sure you can find something more fitting for your male or female entrepreneur

8. Speaking of advertising, hop on over to vistaprint.com and bag some free business cards, brochures, glossy postcards etc. All you will have to pay is postage!

9. Even entrepreneurs need to relax (I know it’s hard to get them to do it, they are so focused on that goal) at some point. For the gamer in your life might I suggest a gift card from GameFly.com. I got this for my son three years ago and have saved tons on video games, while he has been able to play hundreds of games fo rjust 14.95 per month!

10. This present can serve double duty – your entrepreneur can use it personally or as a give away in their marketing package. Restaurant.com offers discounted restaurant gift certificates – a $25 gift certificate for example for only $2-$4. There are some minimum purchase requirements and restrictions (like it doesn’t cover alcohol) but I use them and love them. They have a special today: GET $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR ONLY $3!
Enter Discount Code: SNOW

Well I could go on and on but I won’t. What would you add to this list?

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Creating Leaders In Your MLM Business

3D Team Leadership Arrow Concept
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Have you ever wondered why two people who are given the same opportunity, the same leadership, the same financial and personal situation, access to the same knowledge,  do not achieve the same level of success?  Given that two people can have the same training and the same level of commitment – why does one end up as a top earner, while the other flounders and maybe even quits the business?

Are succesful network marketers just  natural born leaders?  Maybe some of them are, I am sure that that natural born leaders exist in MLM to the same extent  and in the same proportion that they exist in the rest of the world. But what I really think is that to be a successful entrepreneur (and that’s the mindset that you must have if you are in MLM) you have got to cultivate leadership in yourself and your team. I’ve heard  people say that to be successful you have to go out and find some leaders, I disagree, I think that you have to find some people who are interested in being leaders.

So once you have found a couple of good people, what’s next?  Well when I first started in network marketing I thought that I should coddle people, show them everything I know, hold their hands and guide them through the training , help them to build their team- man, imagine my level of pisstivity (no that’s not a word but it does explain that feeling) when people that I spent hours each day training and assisting would just quit without a word. Here today bugging the crap outta me and then gone, baby, gone.

Well that wasn’t a good strategy. So what about if I just bring people into the business, point them to the training site  and give them my number in case they have questions?  Unfortunately, that only works for the “motivated self-starter”, everyone else feels isolated , on their own, and a little bit taken in  (meaning they’re just another notch on your lipstick case).

Then I took a closer look at the true leaders that I knew or had known and I realized that they had several common traits:

  1. They struggled – not one single overnight success in the bunch. They went through some things.
  2. They came to believe in self development – they read a lot, go to seminars,  and listen to books on tape/cd.
  3. They persisted –  they went through some things but kept going anyway.
  4. They felt alone – The person who signed them did not do their business for them

Bottom line is that the bald eagle may have it right, the parents do everything for their young initially, but then they leave them to fend for themselves. I think that those members of your team who survive the “fend for yourself ” stage of their development, will become your leaders.  And those who whine about a lack of support from their upline will never find that ” secret door to success”.

What do you think? Are leaders born or made? How do you create leaders in your organization?

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What is a Funded Proposal & Why Should You Care?

One of the ways to make money online is teaching a skill to others – from how to write a business plan to how to attract prospects to your opportunity, knowledge products are big business. This video discusses what a  funded proposal is and why you as a marketer should drop what you are doing right now and get on this train.  Watch the video and leave me your thoughts!

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