Heidi Thompson, Scentsy President & Co-Owner

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My Head is Going to Explode

My head is going to explodeI’ve been working on the backside of WordPress all morning and now I think my head is going to explode.

I have used WordPress for my blog for more than a decade.  I am very much a plug and play person. Except now I am trying to do all the coding and programming myself and it’s pretty much gibberish to me.

You should see all the tabs I have open right now, both literally and figuratively. I’m trying to use The Googles to help me figure out how to do things. Yet WordPress updates often therefore I need to make sure I am reading only the most current helps.

Oh my my.

This hurts my head. I want to give up. I want to say, “Screw it, I don’t care how much it costs, I’ll outsource this.” Continue reading

Get Back On the Horse

It’s 14 July and I my last blog post is from 11 July. So much for my commitment to blog every single day. Shall I just quit?

creating new habitsNo of course, I’m not going to give up. I’m not even going to beat myself up about it because I haven’t keep my commitment to myself, because some days I blogged twice, and I even have a couple posts scheduled to publish next week. I’ll just get back on the horse, starting right now.

Regardless of the justification, I still fell short in my commitment to blog every single day for 30 days.

But guess what? Life happens.

Today I spent a large chunk of my work day working on my website. Did you notice any little tweaks? As part of the Amazing Website Bundle I told you about the other day, Kelly McCausey was offering free website critiques. She offered a few suggestions and I agreed they would be good, so that’s what I worked on today.  Continue reading

109 Things You Can Do When the Power Goes Out

Things to do without electric or internet

If you normally spend much of your day online, you may feel lost if the power or internet goes out.

We had a doozy of a storm last night therefore much of my surrounding area is unplugged. I’m fortunate that my electric is back on, but we still don’t have any internet or TV channels.

I’ve compiled a list of 109 things you can do if you lose power. If you have zero electricity you may not be able to do some of these, but they will work if you’re only missing internet for a while. Continue reading

Kelly McCausey Website Bundle

Resource Recommendation:  Kelly McCausey, a fellow Michigan entrepreneur, is an amazing internet marketer and knows how to help you grow your business. 

I first met Kelly sometime around the year 2000. She was a WAHM, but then her son grew up and became an adult, which changed her identity. Since that time she’s been identifying as a Solopreneur.  Whatever she has her hands in, it’s always quality endeavors.

She is so much more advanced technologically than I, but she’s very approachable and knows there are people like me (tech challenged) and is always a wealth of knowledge. I have learned much from participating in groups with her.

Internet Marketing for beginnersYour Amazing Website Bundle

One of Kelly’s latest projects is an info product that contains over $600 worth of products and services that she is selling for only $29. That seems insane, right? I snatched one up. Momma didn’t raise no dummy.

It’s a bundle that contains all sorts of digital helps for your business, offered by other equally talented solopreneurs. There are courses, and ebooks, and guides and PLR articles and graphics and all sorts of resources as well as majorly discounted offerings on other services.

I love to recommend books that I read. Although I don’t often recommend other people or products. But I truly believe this can HELP YOU move forward whether you have a Scentsy business or are currently working on something else.

Anyway, I thought I’d pass it along because if you don’t know what to do next or want to take your business to another level, there might be some aides in this bundle for you.  See for yourself.

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About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home-based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/ 

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Million Dollar Maverick

Book Recommendation: Million Dollar Maverick – Forge Your Own Path to Think Differently, Act Decisively, and Succeed Quickly by Alan Weiss, PhDMillion Dollar Maverick, Alan Weiss

I am reading a book right now that I think EVERY entrepreneur should read. I’m not done reading it, yet I wanted to share it with you right away. I checked out a copy from my local library and I will be purchasing it for my personal library.

This book contains ten chapters on being different to stand out, losing the fear of failure, gaining influence, critical thinking skills, improving self-esteem, understand the difference between pain and suffering, control over our careers and being shameless in taking credits, effective use of language for business and life, examples of innovations such as “perpetual motion attraction machines”, and feeling comfortable in your own skin (e.g., no guilt, no fear).You can read other reviews of this book here.

Why I Love This Book

I love Million Dollar Maverick because it stresses the point to stand out, to be different from all the others, and do it without fear. In direct sales, I see so very many independent consultants who aren’t acting very independent.  They’re part of the herd. Those who separate themselves from the pack are realizing amazing success.

If you only read one book this year, let it be this one. It’s also available in audio if you prefer that medium.

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About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home-based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/ 

Be sure to connect with me on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest

 

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