Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pinterest Idea for Writing Goals

I am trying to get in the daily habit of writing 10 goals, and 10 things I’m grateful for!

I was having a hard time remembering to do it every day, UNTIL, my cute friend Nikki gave me a pinterest gift!

I’ll admit…I LOVE PINTEREST!!!   I’m a crafty girl at heart, so a cute, simple gift like this actually meant a lot because I use it EVERY day!

Check it out here:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Work Smarter, Not Harder...

Have you ever sat down to start blogging, your curser lands on the "Title" box, and all the sudden your stumped?  LOL!  All the sudden I forget WHAT I was going to blog about, OR, I think, how would I sum up this blog?  I would end up just choosing a "title" and then start blogging. THEN...99.9% of the time, I will go back and change the title to what I "REALLY" wanted to blog about. haha.  
So now, I just skip the title all together and just. start. writing.
Then LOW AND BEHOLD, when I'm finished blogging, the title is there in an instant! lol!
Here are some questions I get asked a LOT:
  • How do you market your business?
  • How have you branded your Company to become successful?
There really is only 1 answer:  MARKETING!

When I first started my Sunless Tanning Company, I had NO idea what I was doing, so I became a student.   I was a stay-at-home mom with 2 kids and we were living paycheck to paycheck!  I didn't have "thousands" of dollars to pour in to advertising! 

I would be online for days, morning and night, and for months and months learning how to create my own website, how to set up a blog, how to, how to, how was SO FRUSTRATING and SO COMPLICATED...but, I did figure out how to get creative and learned..the hard way, but still learned!

The most important thing you can FROM THE GET GO of launching a business, ANY business, is FIRST LEARN HOW TO MARKET ONLINE!  
You must!  There is NO way around it!  It's where the MAJORITY of your business's success will come from, and its the way of the future.  If you plan to grow, explode and brand yourself, you HAVE TO LEARN! :)

Then you will ask:
  1. How do I set up a blog?
  2. What do I blog about?
  3. How do I brand myself and my business online?  What does that mean?
work smart
There is a MUCH EASIER way that I have found to ALL of the questions above, and it is MUCH BETTER, and MORE EFFICIENT than digging through the internet YOURSELF by trial and error trying to figure out the "best way" to Market yourself!  It's through Empower Network!
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  • Build your current business bigger, better and faster.
  • Expose the value of WHATEVER BUSINESS you currently own through blogging
  • Improve and simplify your marketing ten-fold.

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  • A proprietary viral blogging and marketing system complete with graphic, banners and marketing elements ‘done for me’ so I avoid set-up and overwhelm and start creating content online.
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Friday, January 25, 2013


When I first started my Sunless Tanning Business, I was a little naive, as many are when starting your first business.  I poured ALL my time and energy in to making it a success.   As time passes, your business grows and you learn what to do, what not to do, and WHERE to spend you time...and where NOT to spend your time for that matter!

As my business grew, I felt overwhelmed at times.  I felt guilty for not spending more time with my kids, always being on the phone, taking appointments, and trying to figure out where to focus my marketing efforts.

Do you know what I came to realize?  #1  How important marketing is to the success of your business, BUT, HOW MUCH TIME IT CAN SAVE YOU IF ITS DONE RIGHT, AND, how much more MONEY you can make by doing it right!  Learning HOW to market my business through Empower Network is HANDS DOWN the BEST thing I have ever done to learn how to bring MORE MONEY in my business, and MARKET more EFFECTIVELY!

I'm a stay-at-home mom, who just wanted to make some extra money and to be able to STAY at home with my kids. I had, and still have that entrepreneurial FIRE lit in me that wanted to start "something of my own"  back in 2009 when my kids started school!
No matter what you goal is, whether it's to start a business, bring in some extra $$$, be able to quit your part or full time job, OR  just be able to make enough money to pay your mortgage payment, (love that one btw) you just need a plan!  Focus on what it is you want to accomplish FIRST...narrow it down, and then determine WHY you want more out of life, or your finances!

WHY do you need a "WHY"???   Because, without a REASON for you to take action, you WONT TAKE ACTION!  You not only have to find your "why", but you have to find your DESPERATE why!...A reason so strong that no matter what comes up, or how "hard" something is, you wont stop until you reach your goal!

My REASON and my ABSOLUTE WHY is my Family!   A lot of people's "why" is for that reason, but, not just because..."oh, I guess its my family because I love them" no..thats NOT STRONG ENOUGH!

I have 2 little boys who want to see their dad more!  The Mr. works about 65 hours a week.  They never wake up to him at home in the mornings before school and are almost in bed by the time he gets home! My oldest is in 6th grade and I can probably count on ONE HAND how many times his dad has been able to take him to school or pick him up! May sound trite to some, but to kids, its a BIG deal!  His J.O.B. requires almost ALL of his time. I think that is UNACCEPTABLE!   I believe we are here to ENJOY life!  We will have a life that is "abnormal" to most, but it's only because THAT is our GOAL!  We had to narrow our focus, realize what it was we wanted out of life, find our DESPERATE WHY, and then be WILLING to take ACTION!  :)
Everybody can do that!  I have learned we ALL have EVERYTHING we need inside of us to give us ANYTHING we want in this life...ANYTHING at all!!  Isn't that magical?  I think so!  You just have to know how to tap in to that power!


I found MY power, and my passion in helping others who had the same desire's as I did. Those who wanted more out of life. In addition to being a SUPER-MOM or DAD, you can run a successful business, be an excellent wife or husband,  supplement the household income  (or be the bread winner :), quit your J.O.B and live the life of your dreams!  Its ALL at your FINGER TIPS!  Just decide!


Make TODAY the day you DECIDE to change! FOCUS and narrow down what it is you want to accomplish, and find out what your DESPERATE WHY is!  Then be ready to TAKE ACTION!  Opportunity awaits you at every corner, just decide!
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

It all started with Horses...

Back in 2009, I had been a stay at home mom since my oldest son was born in 2001 (minus a 2yr waitress’ing “gig” to make ends meet).   I had ALWAYS had that entrepreneurial spirit since I was a child!  I had a massive LOVE for horses when I was younger. A friend and I (who shared the same “horse fever” as me)  hung around a neighborhood stables long enough until they finally felt bad enough for us to let us in!

This kind man, Mr. Yost,  let us in with a warning though… some of his horses were rescues or wild horses that had never been cared for and were not used to people, much less kids! They were unruly, and UN-trusting!  I didn’t care.  I was just happy he finally let us in! lol!

I spent before school, after school and my summer days, all day, every day there just brushing the horses, bringing them carrots, walking them, exercising them in the round pen, mucking stalls, building trust,  but mostly giving them love and attention, which they DEEPLY needed! But, oddly enough, in return, I was filling the gaping hole in my heart due to “horse fever” lol. I had wanted and BEGGED my mom for my own horse for years! It was ALL I wanted!  She was a single mother of 2  and couldn’t POSSIBLY begin to afford to feed and board a horse!  We lived with my grandparents, my mom was in college full time,  and my brother and I we perfectly happy living with our g-parents, Mun and Pop! Love them! :)

It may sound crazy, but what happened in that summer and from then on out, when I was maybe 9 yrs old,  is what truly IGNITED my entrepreneurial spirit!  Even if I didn’t realize it at that point, I learned that if you help others get what they want, you will get what you want!
These UN-trusting, unruly, uncared for horses just needed to know they could trust someone.  Mr. Yost was astounded.  These poor creatures who were mistreated,  never even knew what a saddle was, a rope, halter, or what it meant to trust, were now kind, gentle, trusting.  I showed them they needed me, and I needed them.  I gave them what they wanted, and in return I got what I wanted.  We were just two 10 year old girls who gained trust from an adult, and love from the animals in return!  We were able to ride them, feed them by hand and really had just socialized them.  Mr. Yost was able to sell them to good owners and attributed it all to us!
All the while I was learning a valuable lessons…again, That when you give someone what they want, you get what you want in return.
All I had truly WANTED the whole time, was my own horse. SO BAD I could taste it!  My mom couldn’t afford it.  BUT, I found a way,…  by mucking stalls, working, giving my time, attention and love, I actually came to “own” 5 horses without paying a DIME!  In FACT, they ended up paying ME for cleaning stalls and doing “stable” work! HA…  Just for doing what I wanted to do anyways!  That was more than I could have EVER asked for!
Now isn’t that the TRUE lesson in business and life?
  • Do you want to get paid for what you love doing?
  • Do you conceive, believe and achieve what you want?
  • Are you getting what you want out of life?
If you answered “NO” to any of the above..please keep reading and check out the link below!


In 2009 both my little boys were now in school!  I had always wanted to start my own business, but it was important to me to still be home for them.  I had contemplated LOTS of ideas.  After talking to my cousin on the phone one day, she was complaining about how she couldn’t “tan” and hated it!  Skin cancer runs in her family, and she just wanted to be able to have a bronze! lol   We hung up, and it got my wheels turning!  I started researching, and long story short, I started a Mobile Spray Tanning Business.
I was able to work it part-time in the evenings when my husband came home from work, and on the weekends. I marketed my business and worked my tail off…and it boomed!  Four months later I hired my first employee, and 8 months later I started creating my own Sunless line of Retail Products!  I had generated so much interest in what I was doing, EVERY body was asking me how to start their own business.  That’s when the “Bronzed Envy Business Kits” were born!  I was marketing my business kits on blogs, websites, facebook, etc!

My 2nd yr in business, I was making a 6-figure/yr income!  All, PART-TIME from home!

When it all started!
me n craig

My business was featured on 3 Austin News Stations!

One of the AWESOME Products in my Line!

I was doing GREAT! BUT, what I found as I moved from a “local, mobile spray tan business”, to a “Nationwide and Beyond” that it was becoming harder and took longer to market!  Learning how to market your business online is a NECESSITY, but is NOT easy!

If you own a business, I can guess what you do!  Hands down,…. YOU ARE A MARKETER!  Am I right? :)  Of course I am!  If you said, “nope, I own a gym, I own a store”…then your not doing well in your business.  I can guess that bc to be SUCCESSFUL in business, you ABSOLUTELY MUST MARKET!   And not only market, but market efficiently, effectively and to the RIGHT audience!!

After ALL the marketing I’ve done over the years for my business’s…all the HOURS I’ve spent 
researching how to market online, how to get on Google, how to get people to your website, how to blog…EMPOWER NETWORK’S SYSTEM is the most COMPLETE, SIMPLE, and EASY system to follow! PERIOD!


Don’t WASTE ANY more of your precious time!  Even if you know NOTHING about Online marketing,…you HAVE to learn!  It’s the way of the future and if you want a thriving business, you must market!   You must keep up with the times, if not, you will get LEFT BEHIND!!
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