Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ONE degree can make all the difference....check it out !

At 211º water is hot. At 212º, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam...and steam can power a locomotive. It's that ONE Extra Degree that makes all the difference.
Watch this short, but powerful clip!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

TODAY matters ! Make decisions early !

I was listening to a clip of an audio this morning by John Maxwell, and this simple concept jumped out at me. If you do not make decisions about events in your life, your goals or your future, you cannot manage those decisions. We all MUST have a personal mission statement, and make decisions that will govern our lives...and only then can we manage those decisions on a daily basis. to hear more of the clip..... click here ! :) Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Go ABOVE and Beyond today !

Excerpt from: The Simple Truths of Service, by Ken Blanchard and Barbara Glanz
Great Service is a Choice
No one can make you serve customers well. That's because great service is a choice. Years ago, my friend, Harvey Mackay, told me a wonderful story about a cab driver that proved this point. He was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for Harvey. He handed my friend a laminated card and said:
"I'm Wally, your driver. While I'm loading your bags in the trunk, I'd like you to read my mission statement."
Taken aback, Harvey read the card. It said:
Wally's Mission Statement:To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest, and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment
This blew Harvey away. Especially when he noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean!
As he slid behind the wheel, Wally said, "Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf."
My friend said jokingly, "No, I'd prefer a soft drink."
Wally smiled and said, "No problem. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, water and orange juice."
Almost stuttering, Harvey said, "I'll take a Diet Coke"
Handing him his drink, Wally said, "If you'd like something to read, I have The Wall Street Journal, Time, Sports Illustratedand USA Today."
As they were pulling away, Wally handed my friend another laminated card. "These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you'd like to listen to the radio."
As if that weren't enough, Wally told Harvey that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for him. Then he advised Harvey of the best route to his destination for that time of the day. He also let him know that he'd be happy to chat and tell him about some of the sights, or, if Harvey preferred, to leave him with his own thoughts.
"Tell me, Wally," my amazed friend asked the driver, "have you always served customers like this?"
Wally smiled into the rear view mirror. "No, not always. In fact, it's only been in the last two years. My first five years driving, I spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard the personal growth guru, Wayne Dyer, on the radio one day. He had just written a book called You'll See It When You Believe It. Dyer said that if you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely disappoint yourself. He said, 'Stop complaining! Differentiate yourself from your competition. Don't be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.'
"That hit me right between the eyes," said Wally. "Dyer was really talking about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some changes. I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more."
"I take it this has paid off for you," Harvey said.
"It sure had," Wally replied. "My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from the previous year. This year I'll probably quadruple it. You were lucky to get me today. I don't sit at cabstands anymore. My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on my answering machine. If I can't pick them up myself, I get a reliable cabbie friend to do it and I take a piece of the action."
Wally was phenomenal. He was running a limo service out of a Yellow Cab. I've probably told that story to more than fifty cab drivers over the years, and only two took the idea and ran with it. Whenever I go to their cities, I give them a call. The rest of the drivers quacked like ducks and told me all th reasons they couldn't do any of what I was suggesting.
Johnny the Bagger and Wally the Cab Driver made a different choice. They decided to stop quacking like ducks and start soaring like eagles. How about you?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Tony Robbins tweeted this on twitter the other day! It is truly amazing to watch !
Watch, be inspired and know that YOU CAN!!

A little about me to start :)

My family on vacation in Florida: Myself, my twins, Kolton & Noah, My husband Bob, our daughter Savanna and our youngest is Tucker.
Once I had the twins, and we had 3 children under the age of 3, I knew that I would not be returning to work, in the traditional sense...anytime soon. I wanted a way to be home for our kids, but also use my skills, and contribute to earning an income that could help with paying off debt, the cost of activities and raising 4 children, and also help with long term financial security. I found this team and many years later....I can only say "thank goodness!!" I've had another child since then and have been home for our kids this entire time, but still able to run a business from home that is flexible, fun, rewarding and really helps other people on a daily basis. I love what I do, and cannot imagine doing anything else !!
Helping Moms Work from home since 1999 !