Monday, September 13, 2010

Following YOUR Dreams - What it Takes!

Following your dreams. What does it really take? Why are some people more successful at making their dreams come true? I think one of the many keys to reaching those goals and dreams is courage. It's being willing to really KNOW what you want for your life and having the courage to take action. Courage is not the absence of fear but feeling any fear and taking the action anyway. Dreams require action and courage ! What action do you need to take toward your dreams? Have the courage to take one step this week and move closer to your dreams. I found this article and thought it was so great I wanted to share it with you. It reminds us of what "courage" is all about !!

Reaching Your Dream Takes Courage

Courage is admitting that you're afraid and facing that fear directly. It's being strong enough to ask for help and humble enough to accept it.

Courage is standing up for what you believe in without worrying about the opinions of others. It's following your own heart, living your own life, and settling for nothing less than the best for yourself.

Courage is daring to take a first step, a big leap, or a different path. It's attempting to do something that no one has done before and all others thought impossible.

Courage is keeping heart in the face of disappointment and looking at defeat not as an end but as a new beginning. It's believing that things will ultimately get better even as they get worse.

Courage is being responsible for your own actions and admitting your own mistakes without placing blame on others. It's relying not on others for your success, but on your own skills and efforts.

Courage is refusing to quit even when you're intimidated by impossibility. It's choosing a goal, sticking with it, and finding solutions to the problems.

Courage is thinking big, aiming high, and shooting far. It's taking a dream and doing anything, risking everything, and stopping at nothing to it make it a reality.

Thanks to Dale Smith Thomas and Carolyn Kent for sharing their insight and wisdom!

Make it a Scent-Sational Day!


"Everything's Better By Candlelight"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Energy Vampires?

One of my favorite motivational influences is Dale Smith Thomas.  I'm thrilled that she will be a Guest Speaker at Scent-Sations/Mia Bella Candles' annual conference in Wilkes-Barre, PA, we call Fling.  I'm excited to get to meet her in person and enjoy socializing with her as well.  FUN!  Hope you'll enjoy our message for today.

I appreciate YOU for taking time to read this message and for following along on this wonderful journey.

"Our lives are totally influenced by the people that we surround ourselves with on a daily basis. I believe that those who do not increase you will decrease you. If you surround yourself with negative people their negative energy will begin to take a toll on you. Jack Canfield calls them "Energy Vampires." When you leave the presence of someone that is totally negative, who is selfish, and who only thinks about themselves you feel drained. They drain your energy.

On the other hand, how do you feel when you are around people who are positive, enthusiastic and supportive? I'll bet that you are encouraged and inspired. You start to pick up their attitude, and you feel as if you have added strength to vigorously pursue your own goals.

I want to challenge you this week to take a good look into your life and consider who you have been spending your time with. Examine your friendships and relationships at work and during your leisure hours. Those who occupy your time have a significant impact on your most priceless possession ... your mind! It is your responsibility to regulate what you allow into your mind.

Psychology research also tells us that the more quality relationships we have in our lives, the healthier and sharper we are apt to be in our later years and we will enjoy a greater level of mental health.

I hope that you will seriously stop and ask yourself this question. Who do I surround myself with? Who contributes to my happiness and success by just 'being there'?

Also, think about who brings you down through their negativity? Who around you settles for mediocrity, and how does this affect your sense of drive and hope? Who are the people in your life that are "takers" and never give anything in return?

We can't always choose all of the people in our lives, of course, but we can exercise discretion with the choices we make and the time we choose to spend with them. What do you need and want in your life? What kinds of people do you need in your life to help pave the way?

Of course this doesn't mean we shouldn't be caring, helping, and supportive people - but it's really about how we manage the time that we give and where we spend our energy. Are you often left feeling depleted because you give out more than you receive - or do you have a strong reciprocal flow and reserve of positive energy and positive people in your life?

It's time to take an inventory in your life and be more aware of the people that you are allowing to take your time ! Make sure the people that do bring value to your life know how much you appreciate them!"

I've accepted Dale's challenge.  Will you?

Wishing your Prosperity and Happiness,


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

Today I am sharing some wisdom from my good friend and mentor, Bob Schmitz.  Enjoy!

When one door closes, another opens. We need to focus our thoughts on abundance. Let go and let God do what He does best. Everything happens according to a master plan which we are unable to figure out, but which works better than anything we could ever invent.

We don’t have to get depressed when we lose a job, or a business fails due to the economy. We just have to stay positive and expect a new door to open.

Remember that companies like IBM, General Electric, started during a depression or recession.

Opportunities are out there, and if we maintain a positive hopeful attitude, we will become like a magnet for other opportunities to show up that could be better for us. If we accept that the economy is bad and there is nothing we can do but sit and wait for it to get better, then we don’t see opportunities when they fall into our laps.

Expect the best and we will attract it to us.

Have a blessed and prosperous day!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Coaching The Coach - "Do As I Do"

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday and enjoying some great spring weather.  Here is Arkansas, spring weather often means stormy and windy which is what we are experiencing today.  Keep your eye on the weather and be safe!

Today I'd like to share an article by one of my favorite MLM Coaches and Mentors, Mr. Randy Gage. 

When Randy "speaks," people listen. 

Let's see what he has to say about Coaching the Coach, or as I sub-titled it:  "Do As I Do"


Coaching The Coach
by Randy Gage

We often talk in the MLM business about coaching and mentoring methods for working with your team. There is an important issue related to that to consider—namely, the integrity of the information you provide as you coach your team.

As you progress and develop into a network marketing professional, your ability to coach and mentor becomes much more important. This is part of the natural evolution from recruiter to leader.

This is also the area where most network marketing amateurs fall down. That is because they don’t understand one of the fundamental prerequisites for duplication--the sponsorship line’s responsibility to lead by example, model the proper behavior, and discover what works before sending things down through the group.

Unfortunately a lot of beginners experiment with their team members’ time, money, and prospects. They might read a book or article by a consultant recommending something and immediately relay this information to their team. The problem is many of these consultants have never actually built a large team. The same thing happens when you hear about things people in other lines may be doing. Those individuals may say they have a method that is working great, but we can’t be sure of that, and their definition of “great” may be a lot different than ours.

There are really only two things we can say with integrity as we coach our own people:

1. This is what I’m doing; do this.

2. This is what I did, do that.
Anything else is speculation, theory, or testing. And, it’s not right to use your team members as guinea pigs to find out what works. We have a responsibility to go before them to see what works and only send this information down the group through our coaching.

Otherwise, if we experiment, it means our team members may lose money, waste time, and burn off prospects who might otherwise have joined if they’d been approached correctly.

Think how often you see the “flavor of the week” syndrome in network marketing. People are desperately jumping from one technique to another and another.

It seems a lot sexier to always have some exciting new thing to train your people on. But, that doesn’t really serve your team. Let’s lose the hype and concentrate on the fundamentals that have proven to work over the years--using third party tools, home meetings, hotel meetings, and modeling the behavior.

As we coach people, it’s important to make sure that we are creating the right expectations. Building a network marketing business is not a five-week or even five-month endeavor. It’s a serious business that for the average person starting part-time, is a two to four-year plan. Mark Yarnell says five years, and he’s one of the brightest minds in our business.

The best coaches are coachable, themselves. They learn from their own sponsor, model the behavior, and then coach on what they have proven through experience. This is the best scenario for true duplication. Now, go out there, draw on your time proven experience and knowledge, show what has really worked and is realistic, and become the best coach!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Seven Qualities of Master Achievers

Hope you are all having a fantastic day.  It will get even better after you read the following message from one of the BEST...Brian Tracy!

Enjoy, and Thank You, Mr. Tracy, for sharing your wisdom and insight with us today!

Seven Qualities of Master Achievers by Brian Tracy (excerpted from The Success Mastery Academy)

If you think the way successful people think and adopt their success habits, you too can be successful. Here are seven qualities of the top 1% of successful people.

1) They are Ambitious.

They see themselves capable of being the best. They see themselves with the capacity of being really good at what they do. This was a really big thought for me. It held me back for many years. When I saw people who were doing better than I was, I naturally assumed they were better than I was. And if they were better than I was, then I must be worse than them, so that would mean they were superior and I was inferior. That is a big problem in our society. We have feelings of inferiority, and these feelings of inferiority are often translated into feelings of undeservedness. We don't feel we deserve to be a big success. The word "deserve" comes from two Latin words meaning "from service." You deserve 100% of everything you make and enjoy as long as you get it from serving other people. Your rewards are in direct proportion to your service. If you serve better and serve more and serve at a higher level and serve more enthusiastically and serve a higher quality, then you'll have a wonderful income you'll deserve every penny of it. You must see yourself capable of being the best.

2) They are Courageous.

They work to confront the fears that hold most people back. The two biggest enemies to yours and my success is fear and doubt. Eliminating fear and doubt is the key. The key to eliminating fear: If you want to develop courage, then simply act courageously when it's called for. When you do something repeatedly, you develop a habit. Make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. If you do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain. To overcome fear of rejection in prospecting, you must realize that rejection in selling is not personal. Top salespeople do not fear prospecting. Face your fear. Do the things you fear. The ability to confront your fear is the mark of the superior person. If you have high ambition and you decide to be in the top 10%, and you can confront your fears and do the things that are holding you back, those two things alone will make you a great success.

3) They are Committed.

The top people in every field, especially the top salespeople, are completely committed. They believe in themselves; they believe in their companies; they believe in their products and services; they believe in their customers; they have an intense belief. We know that there is a one-to-one relationship between the depth of your belief and what happens in your reality. And if you absolutely believe in the rightness and the goodness of what you're doing, you become like a catalyst. You create what is called a transfer, like an electrical transfer of enthusiasm. People like to buy from people who truly believe in what they are doing. People who are not committed to what they do lead very empty lives. The second part is that caring is the critical element in modern selling. Caring is a critical element in life, as well. All men and women who enjoy great lives care about what they do! They have passion about what they do. They love what they do.

4) They are Professional.

Top salespeople see themselves as consultants rather than as salespeople. When you think of the word "consultant," what words come to mind? When do you call a consultant? A consultant is a problem-solver. What word does not appear when you think of a consultant--the word "salesperson". We don't think of consultants as salespeople. The most successful consultants in America are the very best salespeople of their services. When a person is positioned as a consultant in the mind and heart of the customer, he is not seen as a salesperson. Do people like to be sold? Do people like to be helped to improve their lives and work? So they look upon a salesperson as someone who sells them. Selling is something you do "to" someone, and people don't like to be done "to". So when you think of being a consultant, here is the key. How do you position yourself as a consultant with your customers? Of course, you act like a consultant, but even before you get the chance to act like a consultant, you build a rapport. And the most simple answer of all, and this is the most profound principle: People accept you at your own evaluation of yourself. Consultants come in and have a cup of coffee. Salespeople wait in the waiting room and have a glass of water. If you say you're a consultant, your customer will accept you as a consultant. >From now on, position yourself as a consultant. Think of yourself as a consultant. Remember, 80% of what you accomplish on the outside is determined by who you are on the inside. How you see yourself determines how the customer responds to you. The customer's perception of you determines how much they buy and how much they recommend you to other customers.

5) They are Prepared.

They review every detail in advance. To be in the top 10% requires additional efforts. It requires doing things that the average person is not willing to do. It requires making sacrifices the average person is not willing to make. It requires reviewing every detail of every call or situation before every business meeting. But the difference it makes is extraordinary. Before you go into a meeting, do your homework. Successful people are more concerned about pleasing results than they are about pleasing methods. When you sit down with a client, there is nothing more complimentary to a client than the feeling that you have prepared for the meeting.

6) They are Continuous Learners.

They recognize that if they're not continually getting better, they're getting worse. They read, they listen to CDs and they take additional training. The professional never stops learning. So read, listen to CDs, take continuous training.

7) They are Responsible.

They see themselves as President of their own personal services corporation. The top people in our society have an attitude of self-employed. 100% of us are self-employed. We are presidents of our own personal services corporation. You work for yourself. The biggest mistake we can ever make is to think we work for anyone else. We work for ourselves. The person who signs our paycheck may change; our jobs may change, but we are always the same. We are the one constant--we are always self-employed. The fact of the matter is -- this is not optional, it is mandatory -- you are the president of your own company, you're the president of your own career, your own life, your own finances, your own body, your own family, your own health. You are totally responsible. We are responsible. No one will ever do it for us. It's the most liberating and exhilarating thought of all, to think that you're the president of your own life.

-- Brian Tracy

To Your Continued Success and Wealth,

Becca Mutz

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Is Your Attitude Worth Catching?

I was going through my email this morning and was happy to find a message from Simple Truths by Mac Anderson.  Whether you are involved in network marketing or a brick and mortar business, the following rings true!  Don't we sometimes overlook the simplest clues for being successful in both our business and personal lives?

Did your mother ever say, "Be nice."  I know mine did! When we treat others with respect and listen to what they have to say, we build strong relationships.  For me, one of the greatest things about Network Marketing is being able to choose the people I work/have fun with! 

When you "flip the switch" from accepting anyone and everyone into your organization to searching out people who have a cheerful, "can do" attitude, life becomes so much more pleasant wouldn't you agree?

Let's hear what Mac Anderson has to say, and be sure to catch the video, "You Can't Send a Duck to Eagle School." at

"...I've learned in my 30 years as an entrepreneur. And the one I'm about to share is near the top of my list. The chapter is titled, Attitude Isn't Everything, but It's Pretty Darn Close.

Excerpt from: You Can't Send a Duck to Eagle School, by Mac Anderson

When hiring someone, start with the premise that attitudes are contagious. Then ask yourself one theirs worth catching?

I've been in business for over 30 years and I've come to realize the difference in success and failure is not how you look, not how you dress, not how much you're educated, but...HOW YOU THINK!

In my business life, I've watched many very intelligent people fail miserably because they have a negative attitude; and I've also observed just as many people with average intelligence soar to success because of positive attitudes.

Southwest Airlines' VP of People is often asked the question: How do you get your people to be so nice? Her answer is always the same...


It sounds almost too simple to feel important, but "hiring nice people" has been the cornerstone of their amazing success in a highly competitive industry. They understand their competitors may be able to match their price and copy their business model, however, they feel that the spirit and the attitude of their employees will be extremely difficult to replicate. Never forget...

Great customer service is only delivered by nice, passionate, caring people. There is no other way it can happen."

Make it a GREAT day and Soar with the Eagles!