8 Simple Steps To Improve Your Time Management

Are you someone who can’t seem to manage your time? If you are having problems with time at home or at work, there is a good chance that your problems may be caused by your inability to manage it.

Most people feel overwhelmed with responsibilities and activities, and they find it hard to control what they really want to do so they go with the flow and keep out of control!

Time is the most valuable resource in the universe, it is precious and irreplaceable.

See below 8 simple steps that will help you improve your time management:

  1. Know That You Have a Problem

Knowing that you have a time management problem is the first step in changing your behavior. If you are always late for work or when attending a social event, it is something that should not be happening on a daily or weekly basis. If this is the case, then it is time for you to realize that you may have a problem.

  1. Decide To Change

Knowing that you have a time management problem is important, but wanting to change is even more important. In order to change you need to set goals for yourself, as these goals can help to provide you with a source of motivation and accomplishment if completed. Simple goals include showing up to work on time for a whole month, being on time for all dinner dates, and so forth. Ensure that the goals are not too hard that you end up not meeting your goals, get frustrated and give up.

  1. Stick To Your Goals

Creating a number of time management goals for you to meet is advised, but it is important that you stick with them when you are faced with complications.

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” -Victor Hugo

  1. Create Daily/Weekly Task Lists

Creating a to do list is an easy way to properly manage your time. You can write down your weekly activity goals, and also write down the day before what you need to do throughout the next day. Be sure to list your tasks in order of importance, and be sure not to put too much tasks or you’ll get overwhelmed.

  1. Rely On Time Management Tools

Properly managing your time is important, but it can be hard for many individuals to get used to. I am still old school and love writing down everything, some people prefer using their computer. Choose the one that suits you the best. Also, did you know that many cell phones and computers come with alarm clocks, alerts, and so much more? Use them to break down your tasks and you’ll see how easy it gets.

  1. Learn How To Say No

The ability to say no is closely linked to self-confidence. Don’t wait until your energy runs out before you take a much needed step back to assess the situation. Be clear and honest with yourself about what you truly want.

  1. Get Organized

Organization is key to being able to properly manage your time. If you are unorganized, you are likely to waste a large amount of time. For example, in the workplace you can waste time by searching for lost or misplaced documents. Organize your desk and put the important task to do in a place where you can see it. The same can be said for the home; if you are unorganized, you can spend hours searching for your glasses or car keys.

  1. Consider Hiring Professional Help

There will be times where you may not be able to refuse a project at work or a task at home, but try to not take on more than you can manage. Look into using outside help if you can. In the home, this outside help can come from a housecleaner. At the workplace, this outside help can come from a Coworker or a Virtual Assistant.

Difference between Isolate CBD, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum.

Depending on how much CBD with THC you consume, how often you consume it, your body weight and your diet, it’s possible for THC to accumulate in your body in as little as four to six days and trigger a positive drug test.  So it is very important that you check the source of your products because many employers, for a number of good reasons, drug test their employees. Jobs that require strict attention, such as truck drivers and those operating heavy machinery. Those in the medical field, people working with young children, police officers, firefighters, and airline pilots are just a few of those who should expect to be tested upon hire and through random drug testing. 

Our company currently has 3 types of CBD oil products:

  • Full Spectrum
  • Broad Spectrum
  • Isolate CBD

Our CBD Isolate Tinctures are some of the most effective products on the market which is produced by removing all other compounds found in the plant including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids. These are available in three concentrations and have a delicious peppermint flavor. If you’re not satisfied, there’s a 60-day money back guarantee!

Full Spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids with the trace amount of THC that meets all legal and federal requirements. The legal limit in the US is 0.3% and ours contains 0.03%-0.08%, so way below the legal limit. Our premium oils are available in three concentrations and three delicious flavors. We use a CO2 extraction process with Industrial Hemp grown on American Farms. Every batch we produce has a certificate of analysis so you can be confident that what’s on our label is in our bottle!

Broad spectrum CBD is a bit of a mix between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate. Like Full Spectrum CBD, the other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract; however, like CBD Isolate, THC is completely removed.

Because Broad Spectrum contains multiple cannabinoids, it can deliver the enhanced benefits of the “entourage effect,” without the risk of psychoactive effects of THC.

QR Scanning is also available on each bottles so you know exactly what you are ingesting!

There’s absolutely no high or negative effects from all our products but it can cause a false positive on a drug test like taking various over the counter drugs or something like that. Companies can legally advertise these full-spectrum oils as “zero THC” because legally it’s below the limit of 0.3% BUT it’s not absolutely THC free. So you really need to check the source of your products if you don’t want to be in any trouble.

All our products are produced on American farms using Organic methods and is free of GMOs, synthetics, fillers, and other harmful ingredients.

Buy from a reputable company and from someone that really understands this industry and these products to make sure you know what you’re buying.

Click HERE to see our Hemp Seal Certificate

Usually, THC-free CBD is made by random raw materials from overseas, in a lab, and the CBD molecule then added synthetically to them. We are not synthetic and never will be so it’s what separates us from other companies.

HempWorx/My Daily Choice products are made from industrial hemp plants grown on American farms. Cannabidiol (CBD), a constituent that naturally occurs in industrial Hemp, is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that is identified in the cannabis plant. Our oil is CO2 extracted resulting in a solvent free, pure product.

We believe in 100% transparency with our customers and affiliates. Every batch of product we produce gets sent out for Third Party Testing before we pick, pack, and ship product to the end user. This is the MyDailyChoice and HempWorx commitment to you. A product you can count on each and every time.

How to pick a high quality CBD oil?

  • Check the ingredients, if there are more than 2 or 3 ingredients it is not good quality.
  • The extra ingredients are fillers to make the production of the product less expensive but it taints the quality of the CBD oil.
  • CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil hemp seed oil.

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Attitude of Gratitude

We too often focus on what we don’t have, and overlook or even ignore what we do have.

The attitude of gratitude helps anchor us, to remind us of what we have, and how precious it is to us.

So take a moment to look around you, and appreciate all you have. Might be meaningful for some but might be very important for others.

One love ❤️

The 4 Network Marketing Myths

You see a lot of misconception around Network Marketing and misleading information. So what is the truth? Is it for you?

Myth 1.  I am too old to start in Network Marketing

You are never too old to start ANYTHING NEW. Very often we hear people say they feel “it’s too little, too late”. In other words they feel like they have lost too much time, and now they can’t have the impact they want on their financial freedom, or they see new technology as very confusing.

If you have a good coach, trainer that show you step by step how it is done, you will have no problem to build a great business. Of course it might take you more time at the start but then when you’ll start making money you will be able to outsource the tasks you don’t want to do.

Don’t find this excuse to stop you. You can do it. Have faith in you!

There are two kinds of people in this world. Ones that go out ~ The go-getter~  and try to build a better life for themselves and their families, and the ones that sit there, poke faults and tell you all the reasons it can’t be done, without even actually doing it themselves.

Myth 2. Need to be successful before you brand yourself

Question we all ask ourselves when we start Network Marketing or going into Social Media, is           “Who is going to listen to us?”

You would be very surprised how many people follow you. You have an audience that just started and know very little about network marketing. Share your story, be vulnerable. You did follow some training to be where you are; if you are ready to do a video, a blog, you know your content. You are an expert in their eyes; so don’t put yourself down and keep going!

Myth 3. Is the market saturated?

Another concern that people have is that there is a lot of companies out there and unfortunately there is a lot of “crap”. Don’t follow the last shiny object otherwise you won’t be able to build a proper business. Do your homework before joining, check the company, how long they are doing it… You hear that all the time, be the first person to sign up! Timing is important! Well if you join a business that just started guess what? It might just close a few months after and you lose your money. So join a business wisely and do your due diligence. Also another point that we are asked a lot :

Only the persons at the top make money?                  WRONG !!

You are rewarded for your efforts – if you work harder than the people above you, you’ll make more than them. It doesn’t matter when you join; if you take massive action and you stay consistent then you will get successful results!

Myth 4. Network Marketing is a pyramid scheme:

Pyramid schemes are money games, with no exchange of product or service.

Network Marketing is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated for the sales of products or services they generate, and for the sales of products or services of other salespeople that they recruit.

The big difference is whether a product or service is being sold or not. An illegal pyramid scheme provides no products or services and pays according to how many people you recruit and/or the money they are putting into the system.

Legal network marketing programs offer quality products and services that are sold to consumers. Enrolling new members allows to get an increased income based on the volume of sales in the entire team.

So are you ready to join a Network Marketing Company?

It is not a scheme of getting rich quick!! It all depends on your daily activities; how long you spend each day and what is your goal… If you are consistent and patient, you will achieve a lot more than if you do it as a hobby. Most of top earner built six figure income within two to five years of joining their company. But they usually stick with only ONE company. This is important that you don’t switch every six months if you want to build a successful business. You have a lot of tools in place that can help you, you can outsource a lot of task and use duplication also.

I hope you got some value, leave me a comment, like and share and of course reach out to me if you want to connect.

Kathy

What is Your Why?

The motive behind an action is the most important piece of the story and your WHY is usually born out of pain. To make a difference in this world, you have to inspire people to join your journey. And it is the same when you want to brand yourself in any industry.

Meaning of your WHY: Fulfillment is a right and not a privilege. Finding fulfillment in life starts with understanding exactly WHY you do what we do. What is your purpose? what is your belief?  Why do you get out of bed every morning? The why has to be the result of all your effort, your way of wanting to change your life and/or people lives. You’ll make more intentional choices for your business, your career and your life. You’ll be able to inspire others to buy from you, work with you and join your cause.

Put into words your vision, write small and big goals; you want to make sure you see your vision, your why. The difference between people with success and the one unsuccessful is the decision to act in the directions of their dreams. They understand that they need to take action and have daily tasks.

If you are unclear of your why, keep a journal; write your feelings, actions and thoughts and see what makes you happy and passionate. It has to come from you, your personal thoughts and not your family’s or friend’s.

As an entrepreneur, you need to talk first about the end results of your product/service and not start with how it is going to work or what to do to get results. The difference between most entrepreneur and people that achieve better is the way we talk and present our opportunity. Usually we talk first about what we have, then how it is working and at last why they should buy it. Try by the WHY and you’ll see a much better result.

The top entrepreneurs and companies say first the Why we should buy from them. Because they have the best product/service. Once you have an audience that believe in you, you can sell them more products/service because they believe in you.

Exemple of Apple: They branded themselves as the best product that is, no matter what they do, phone – earphone- computer .. their followers want to buy it from them. They queue hours to get the latest product, and that is because these people are absolutely confident with what they buy, they trust Apple and believe on their product.

Trust and Loyalty is coming with the WHY. Clarify your personal values.

It is the same for you, believe that what you are doing is the right thing to do and people will follow you.

So First define what success means to you, then create a vivid image of you as a successful person.. Live it as if you are already there.

You don’t need to do business with people that need what you have but the goal is to do business with people that believe what YOU believe.

The Law of Diffusion of innovations is a theory that seeks to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread.

Innovators are pushed by desire to create something new.

Early Adopters are the people that want to be the first to get it, the pioneer to be able to talk about it … in the example of Apple, they would queue hours to get the new IPhone.

To get mass market success you need to touch the 68% of the population – early majority and late majority. However to do that you need to achieve the tipping point which is in red to achieve market penetration. Without it, you won’t be able to market your product at a high level, because the majority of people won’t believe your product is good enough and they are not going to buy it as a pioneer, they want someone else to try it first. You want to target these first people because they are believers.

Laggards are just people that makes slow decision, falls behind others.

Your followers are behind you because they believe it would suit themselves. So you want to be a leader that inspire others and not the leader that show power and authority only. You want them to follow you because they want to and not because they have to.

As an entrepreneur, once your audience believe in you and your motivation, you can try anything and they will stay by your side.

So find your WHY before you start any business and want a change in your life .. The WHY is wrapped up in emotion and stories and events in your life. You need to share your stories, and give away what you can to inspire people and then you’ll reach the tipping red point and you’ll have loyal followers.

The best ideas are the honest ones – ones born out of personal experience – ones that originated to help a few and ended up helping many” – Simon Sinek

I would love to hear your WHY.

Kathy

Simon Sinek Video about “The Why was born out of pain” Watch it Here

The 5 P’s of Marketing Your Business

Marketing has traditionally been defined by the “Five P’s”

  1. Product
  2. Price
  3. Place
  4. Promotion
  5. People

Most of the time you can hear marketers saying we need to get the right product at the right price, at the right place and at the right time. Success in home business comes from offering a quality product or service to a target market, which is a group of customers a business has decided to aim its marketing strategy. I call it your Niche and don’t forget, Happy customers will become repeat customers and will stay with you depending what business you are doing.

1- Product:

A product can be either a tangible good – physical asset such as land, equipment or goods or an intangible service – nonphysical asset such as a trademark, copyright, coaching training. You need to find the right product for YOU. You have to identify yourself to this product to be able to sell it and get your audience to believe YOU. As I always say, you need to be the product of the product to be more authentic. If you do your own product, the appearance and texture is very important. Do some research for the labeling, packaging and test it well before you put it on the market. You don’t want to invest in machine and not being able to use it because your product might not have all the requirements for legalization and shipping in your country.

2- Price:

The price should cover your cost to produce your product, with the shipping cost and taxation and get some profit. Be sure to check the market and prices from your competitors. If you do a multilevel marketing, the company will give you the price but I would recommend you to see other companies with similar products and see if the price match to stand out from your competitors. Same with your compensation plan, try to get a business with a plan with loads of benefits. Price influences target audience, check which type of population you want to target.

5ps3- Place:

How are you products and services distributed? This is important that you know where your products are coming from to make sure you can provide with a right time for delivery. The distribution system is very critical. If you customers wait too long, they won’t order a second time. You target audience need to feel comfortable using your services if you have to use a third party to deliver ( auto-responder, programs,..)

4- Promotion:

How are you going to provide information that will help your audience to choose if they want to take advantage of your services or your products? Promotion includes elements like advertising, social media marketing, e-mail marketing, SEO marketing, videos and the list can go on… You need to take it in consideration when pricing your own products. You need to maximize your ROI (Return on Investment), so be aware of your marketing strategy before you do the pricing. Of course you have free advertisement, word-of-mouth advertising that should balance your promotion costs.

5- People: 

Who is doing your product? Who is helping marketing your product? If as an affiliate, who do you have in your team? Can you trust them to be as ethical as you? How is the support from the company you represent is treating your customers? All of that has to be taken in consideration, because you can have the best product, the best compensation plan but if your customers encounter some problems and rudeness on the other side of the phone, or email, you are going to lose them. Nowadays there are so many products, and online businesses, the competition is very strong so try your best to avoid any complaints. Know your business, trust your company and don’t lie to your clients.

By following the “Five P’s”, you will reach your goals and provide the right product, with right pricing for your Niche. Develop well your marketing strategy and be always on the look out for new products, change and evolve with the market needs. With the growth of social media, something you might promote today with one platform might be different in a year time. Same with your website, you need to keep the dynamics and see what is effective in time. You can do some survey from time to time with your customers and see what they are looking for.

Leave me comment, share and like if you got some value. Contact me if you want to connect and get to know me more.

(Source of 5 P’s Here)

Kathy


5 Top Video Marketing to attain your objectives

It’s no secret that the use of video in content marketing is on the rise. And, it’s certainly not a tactic to be taken lightly. In fact, YouTube is now the second largest search engine on the web.

Video Marketing increase customer conversions by at least 64% because of  strong emotional connections. Also the retention rates is higher than text, you’ll have a higher engagement and strong consumer attention.

Video Marketing is already 80% of all online traffic, and if you don’t use video, you are left with only 20% of traffic.

What are the best type of videos you can do to attract more leads and sales?

  1. The Review Videos: Before you buy an item over the internet, you check out the reviews aren’t you? Well your customers are doing the same. Most people would watch a video of testimonial or a review before buying anything. A great review of a product or service, can bring great engagement –  they can comment, like. Your audience will give their opinions which is great to make decisions. When doing reviews do it with full transparency, no pitching and no selling. You can do also review videos about your lifestyle, a movie; it doesn’t have to be about your product or service
  2. Training videos: It is a great way to build your authority, provide value and your followers will see you as an expert. It can be a backoffice training or a general training about attraction marketing/social media. Don’t be shy to provide value even if you are just after starting and learning something new, don’t be afraid to share it, you already know more than most people.
  3. Webinars: Most marketing webinars are lead generation tools that provide free, valuable information in the hope that participants will see the need to upgrade to paid products or services offered by your company. It is a great way to engage live with your audience and be seen as an expert with more exposure.
  4. Reality Videos: This type of video will allow your audience to see who you are in real life, and that you let people into your world. It is very easy to create, right at the moment. You shouldn’t talk about your business on these videos and should be around 3-5 min. If you are partaking an event and want to share your experience, just talk about your feeling and not about the company/benefits etc… It needs to be natural and authentic.
  5. Last and one of the most important Promote: Don’t think that letting your video on youtube without promoting is going to work. You can’t create them, post them and forget about them if you want to see results. You need to share it on social media, to your mailing list, Youtube subscriber list and you could also use paid ads.

The best branded video clearly engages users, provides value, and presents a direct and compelling call to action. Consumers Invest in Emotive, Relevant, Authentic Videos.

Let me know if you got value, but remember a social media marketing plan is never permanent. It will always evolve and change as your business grows and you learn what does and doesn’t work. Reassess from time to time and make the changes on your funnels or ads if needed.

Cheers

Kathy


The 6 Tips for a Long Term Growth in your Business

If you want to be in this industry long term, you need to make a plan. And you need to stick with it. That is what makes the difference between the quitter and the one that are unstoppable . Don’t focus on growing too quickly, take the lesson from the classic “tortoise and hare” fable. You want to position yourself in an enduring success and sustainability.

Impatience and greed will lead you to failure but with a right plan, a strategy and patience, you can do wonders in this industry.

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1- You need to value every single relationship. Each time you prospect and reach out to people, don’t think of getting them into your business but make a friend, connect with this person and then after a few exchange, you can talk about what you do and ask what they do. You never know you might have found the best partner you could ever had, or a new customer that will lead to a best friend. But if you are too impatient and send your link straight away, you are not going to connect with them and lose the person. That is a guarantee!!

2- You need to make sure you understand the company you get enrolled with and know the product.. as I always say be the product of the product this way you can talk better and you can be 100% accurate. No point joining many companies, even if they say it’s free; you can’t concentrate and do many affiliates. Choose one wisely, be an expert and once it is all running smoothly you can see if you want to join another affiliate.

3- Build mentor relationship; business is about people, and if you want to build a team you need to build your confidence and show your leadership. Over time, it means working to build trust, set goals and keep the mentoring relationship on track.

4- Make your business fun; Anything you enjoy, you’re naturally going to do a better job and give more of yourself.  Make your daily task something you look forward to rather than simply a responsibility and stress about it. Even the longest days don’t seem so rough if you like what you are doing. Engage with people, make fun of your mistakes, make fun of your bad experiences. Don’t pressure yourself and as I always say, you are not in a race, take your time and spread this enthusiasm to your team and co-worker.

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5-  Never stop innovating and creating new things, align your actions with your intentions. Set up your goals, prioritize and be consistent.

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6- And the last point, which is the most important one, make time for Long-Term Planning. Write your goals in phases, this will allow you to track your progress and evaluate your targets. Make some changes in your plan if needed but stay focus and don’t be discourage if you are a bit behind your goals.

Did I forget anything??

If you got value, leave me comment, like and share

Kathy


Stop finding excuses!!! Be unstoppable !

How to be unstoppable with your business and dream!!!

I want to start with this quote:

“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an Unstoppable Manner” – Les Brown


Many people want to change their lives but they are scared of moving forward, they are scared of having to learn new skills, they are scared of what others think, and I can go on with the list…..

When we start something new in our life, we tend to see only the past and failure and we forget to see our true vision and our goals. You will only achieve your objective if you REALLY want it and send the right signal to the Universe. Some people were in much tougher situation than you and they did get results so why not you?

You need to stop being the victim or putting the fault to others… Everything you have in your mind, is Yours and nobody else. Change your Mindset

If you really want to succeed, you need to work for it and take responsibility of your actions. It is only when you will empower yourself that you will move forward and get the results expected.

When you think of doing something new to improve your life, don’t think of Someday I will…. that is not the signal you want to send; because someday will be Never… you will never move forward thinking this way.

DO IT RIGHT AWAY….

You’ll never find a right timing but only excuses. You need to change your mindset and DO IT.

Think this way; everything you did so far in your life, your past, your misadventures, your happy moment, everything happen for a reason and it brought you today to my blog and I really hope I gave you a boost to start following your dreams.

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Love yourself and be grateful for what happened to you, even the negative part because it made YOU. Be thankful for your past as it made the perfect YOU that is reading to this right now.

Think also this way, it is not only about you; if you fail to succeed you will fail to help and inspire others. There is always someone listening to your videos, reading your posts and get motivated. So it is your time to empower yourself, to stop finding excuses and ignite the fire in YOU !!!

Are you with me? Did you get value? Leave me a comment, like and share.

Kathy


Thoughts that could stop YOU to achieve success in your business.

Wanting success and achieving it are two completely different things. You need to change your mindset and think of these pointers below and react to it if you want to achieve your goal.

  • Blaming others; you need to keep the right attitude and stop blaming others if you can’t achieve what you want. You are the master of your life so if you can’t do something ask for help and work for it. If you have a problem it is your responsibility to do what you need to do to change it. Take some alone time and review your situation.
  • Thinking that you know everything; we have a tendency to see ourselves different that what others see. See yourself objectively and embrace your failings, listen to criticize and reverse your projections. We should always learn new thing, nobody knows everything. You need to be humble and respect others. This way you’ll attract the right people and grow your business.

“In the arena of human life, rewards and honors fall to those who show their good qualities in action.”

– Aristotle

  • Stop training; self-growth is key to develop your activity and have a successful career. If you stop training you won’t be up to date. Even the big earners are always doing some workshops, going to events. So make sure you always invest in yourself, develop new skills, attend conferences or participate to webinars. You need to expand your knowledge and share it to your team. Investing in your personal and professional growth should be a priority.

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  • Think you are entitle to get rich; this feeling or belief that you deserve to be rich is not the right attitude to have when you want to build a long term business. NOBODY is entitle to anything. You have to work hard, be consistent and patient. Nothing happen overnight and if you come across as a person who care only about its own desires and needs, you are not going to build your team. You might fool some people at the start but they will see through your behavior and selfishness.
  • Continue to find excuses; we often make excuses because we don’t want to do something. Again we have to change our MINDSET. Instead of coming up with an excuse so you don’t do what you need to do to get better, FIND a reason why you should do it.

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So are you going to step up and overcome this 5 negative thoughts ?

Got value? Leave me comment, like and share.

Kathy