Millennials and Success

I have noticed recently that the younger people, the generation termed “Millennials” have a different attitude about work, success and how they want to live their lives.


They have learned that working for a boss,  who doesn’t appreciate you and may very well lay you off at anytime, isn’t the way to succeed.  Success isn’t always about money and material things.  It is about time for oneself, travel, enjoying life, building a family and actually staying home and raising your children.

To that end – people are now much more open to alternative ways of making money, different types of careers and especially – being an entrepreneur.   We are beginning to see more and more people start their own business.   These people know – you cannot trade time for money and ever come out ahead.  There are only so many hours in a day, you are just one person and no one is really going to pay you what you are worth.  Spending 4 years at a University is quite expensive and most cannot even afford it.  Then, you graduate and are even assured of a job in the field you studied.  But you can be assured that those student loan payments will start coming due.

Over the years we have seen a drastic change in the U.S.A. – the land of opportunity.  In the past, family businesses flourished – they were the majority.  Then big business began to grow, and grow and force the family owned businesses out.  Big business has much deeper pockets and influence.  Now very few start up businesses succeed. The products offered by these big businesses are often made in other countries.  In my opinion, the products are cheap, not good for us and everyone knows it.  Yet, we keep shopping and buying and making the rich man richer while the poor get poorer.  Did you realize that the middle class is actually shrinking?  

The costs to start a business are quite high.  There is a significant learning curve and not much support.    So what do we do if we are sick of working for someone else, sick of the hours and how they limit our enjoyment of life?  What do we do if we just have an entrepreneurial spirit – we just want to own our own business?  We know there has got to be a better way. . . . .

Now the “Millennials” that I referred to – they have open minds and look for opportunities.  They aren’t afraid to work hard . . . .IF . .there is a big payout at the end.  They see the potential in Network Marketing!   I have watched young women get so excited by the opportunity to own a business.  They find products they love and tell everyone about them.   These people are excited!  They share the business opportunity with anyone who will listen.  If someone isn’t interested then they just move on to someone else.  It seems to be a new mindset.  There is another way out there and we have a job to let everyone know about it.  It is like a huge movement – people taking back their lives, realizing they were meant for so much more and pursuing their dreams.

Social media and technology have made Network Marketing much easier.  I am able to run my international business from anywhere in the world.  All I need is my phone, computer and internet access.  I host meetings in my living room – in my pajamas – with 25-50 people around the world discussing our team activities and sharing our achievements.  I can introduce someone I have never met to my business and get them started even if they are thousands of miles away.  It is really amazing.

How many success stories

do you have to hear, before you decide

to write your own?

I know, there are still a lot of doubters out there.

“Those things never work!”  “That’s one of those pyramid schemes.”    “Only the people that got in the company at the ground floor ever get to the top.”


I am here to tell you – none of those are true.




Let me tell you about a young woman who, at the age of 19, took a chance.   She lives in the United Kingdom and joined  up with a friend who told her about a business.  The opportunity excited her – she jumped in with both feet and knew she had found a way to help herself and others.  She knew there were alot of young women and men that were struggling and couldn’t find decent jobs.  At the age of 21, this girl has reached the 3rd level in her company and has helped several other young women begin to dream and really live.  The oldest person on her team is 23 years of age.  Just recently she was rewarded with a grand celebration and a Mercedes Benz – paid for by her company.  So yes, it really does work – if you work.

So – any thoughts?  I would love to hear what you readers think about network marketing.

Comment with questions or opinions.  If you are a successful networker, share your story.  If you are a “Millennial”  let me know if you agree.



Love the skin you’re in!




So they say wrinkles are a sign of character.  Well, as far as I know most people would prefer to erase or cover up wrinkles on their face in order to look younger.  In fact, the skin care industry is a rapidly expanding global market.  I have found statistics to show that the global cosmetic industry was a 460 billion dollar industry in 2014 and estimated to reach 675 billion by 2012.  That is a market increase of 6.4% per year. Apparently people are spending money on their skin and make up!

 So, what do women want from their skincare products?

“There’s an overall market shift taking place in skincare, “ says Andrea Van Dam, CEO of Women’s Marketing. “Women are doing their research. Widespread use of the internet and social media has resulted in women becoming more informed and knowledgeable shoppers. They’re concerned about ingredient safety, increasingly aware of the latest world-wide beauty trends, and are paralyzed by too many choices. They want natural products, prestige trends at mass market prices, and more effective tools to help them navigate the skincare aisle,” she advises.

There are many formulas out there – creams, serums, oils, potions that promise great results.  Actually, one could go quite broke searching for that miracle cream.

Newsflash . . . . . . there is no miracle cream – wrinkles will not vanish – you won’t look 10 years younger overnight!    But not to give up hope – there are some things you can do to look younger, brighter and help your skin feel great!

  • Drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet and get 6-8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Take care of your skin!   Wash morning and night to remove pollutants, irritants.
  • Nourish your skin with vitamins, emollients that actually penetrate the skin.  Our skin loves Vitamin C.  But you have to use vitamin C that can be absorbed and that is active.  Collagen is the supportive network in our skin. Unfortunately collagen is too big of a molecule to be absorbed when put on the skin.  ShareIt_Instagram_RE9-CorrectiveEyeCream

Your skin needs to breathe!  Don’t plug up your pores with petroleum or vaseline or other nasty chemicals.  Did you know petroleum is a by product of oil refinement.  It is a waste product – in other words – trash – cheap.  Is that what you want to put on your face at night?   It clogs the pores so that air and moisture cannot penetrate.  Essentially it seals in the dirt.

I am an Independent Consultant with Arbonne, International.  So of course, I recommend Arbonne skin care products.  But that is not just because it is my business.  It is my business because I trust and love the products!   The products do what they say they will do – they make fine lines less noticeable, skin feels softer, looks brighter – they don’t claim to erase wrinkles.  A good deal of science goes into creating these products. Dr. Peter Matravers , Pharm D studies and develops products for Arbonne.  He actually holds several patents for skin care products and nutritional products that are botanically based. Arbonne actually tests it’s products independently and is involved in third party clinical trials.

Arbonne’s market share continues to grow each year while the other big names like Clinique, Lauder, etc are fairly stagnant.  I believe that is because consumers are now more informed – we look at labels and search for harmful ingredients that we wish to avoid.

groupAnother thing about Arbonne – they never pay models to advertise a product they don’t use.  All of the advertising and print media has actual consultants who use the products.

So if you want skin care that:

does what it says – contains no harmful chemicals – is good for your skin – smells fresh and clean with pure botanicals and not fragrance – comes with a 45 day money back guarantee – always includes a personal consultant who will help you discover what is best for your skin . . . . .

Then message me or click on my website

Be good to your skin – it’s the only skin you get!  







      Yesterday I talked about caring for your baby’s skin and avoiding harmful chemicals.  Well – that mess in the diaper?  That’s not always an easy clean up.  I think back about how many of those diaper wipes I used on my kids when they were babies.  Wow!  as if buying diapers isn’t costly enough – those wipes are crazy.
      Besides, have you ever seen the red bumpy rash that babies get on their faces when you use a baby wipe to clean off their face?  That is probably related to the chemicals or alcohol in those wipes.


Plastic container with sealing lid (or old baby wipe container)ABC

One roll of quilted paper towels

Cut paper towel roll in half

Mix together:

2 cups distilled water

1 Tablespoon Arbonne ABC lotion

1 Tablespoon Arbonne ABC Wash

1 teaspoon Arbonne skin conditioning oil

      If you have difficulty mixing, try warming the water. When all is mixed, pour over paper towels in the container.  Let soak 5 minutes then remove the cardboard tube from towels. For gifts you can decorate the outside of the container with ribbon, twine or embellishments.
      And another great perk – you will notice the wipes make your hands oh so soft!    So . . . what’s not to love?  Contact me for help in obtaining Arbonne products

or shop right here!

    Contact me via email for 20% discount for blog readers (all year long!)

Pure Genius!

geniusWhoever came up with the name Genius for these products was sure on their game.  That is because these products really are pure genius.  They promise soft, moisturized skin with improved texture and tone, elasticity and firmness.  And I can tell you . ..  .


In as little as 2 hours:

• 90% revealed significantly smoother skin texture.

• 90% exhibited more radiant skin.

• 80% showed significant improvement in skin clarity.

After 2 weeks:

• 96% showed significant improvement in skin clarity.

• 94% exhibited more radiant skin.

• 75% had improved skin firmness and elasticity. Based on an expert clinical graded study.

(results from Arbonne website and independent clinical trial).

Botanicals.  Safe and pure substances from nature.  Skin just loves those botanicals.

Phytinol – from alfalfa and chicory plants, rejuvenates and signals cells – promotes cell turnover and clear, brighter skin

Ceramide – a complex molecule of sea buckthorn oil and olive oil that help moisturize

Red Algae – firms and tones skin

These are gathered together in a polypeptide that supports the elastin and collagen in our skin.  Topical collagen is too big of a molecule to absorb into the skin. So,  we can’t actually put more collagen on our skin but we can support the collagen we have.   Also in the Genius products are retinoids which help fade dark spots and remove skin discoloration. Again cells are turned over much like microdermabrasion or chemical peels.  Mandelic acid is an alpha-hydoxy acid that comes from bitter almonds.  These products all work together for improved skin.   I have definitely seen results. So many others have also – there are tons of testimonials out there.    Here is a little video for you: Arbonne Intelligence Genius

fresh pour

The results from the Genius products is equivalent to some results you get at a  dermatologists office.  For much less cost.  Message me for more info or check out my website – Deb’s Arbonne       I always offer my followers at least a 20% discount.

I love that your pour the active product out of a sealed bottle.  You know that’s fresh.  With these botanicals and moisturizers you avoid the redness and irritation you might get with other such products.


Do you love your job?

Seriously, do you love your job?

Are you joking? you say . . . .


You need to love your job because you spend most of your life working.  If you work 40 hours per week – then you work 2080 hours per year.  Say you work for 40 years – that is 83,200 hours of your life – AT WORK.

So . . . .that is a lot of time to spend at something you don’t love.


There is that saying out there, “if you follow your passion and do what you love, you will never work another day in your life”.  I believe we were all meant to follow our passion, enjoy our work and do a really good job at it.  Our work should fulfill us.  How often is that the case these days?  Sadly, not very often.  I feel so blessed that I have always loved my job.  My passion is helping others feel good – sharing information that can help them in their lives.  For many years as a nurse and Nurse Practitioner I have been fortunate to witness positive changes in people.

But often, even if we love WHAT we do, we don’t necessarily love WHO we do it for.  It is so hard to work hard, put in a lot of hours doing your very best only to see that it’s the CEO or “person at the top” that makes the profit.   Now I have my own business – I am directly rewarded for working hard.  My job now is to share products that people enjoy using, that make them look better and feel better about themselves.  I also get to help others start their own businesses.  This is the most rewarding!  I am so grateful that I can show people how to make an extra $500 or $1000 per month.  For some this has been the difference in being able to keep their homes.  Now that is rewarding!   And yes –


Follow your passion and you will never work another day in your life!

I followed my passion, so I never have to work another day in my life.  I inspire others, coach them, support them and see them reach their goals.

 0216_arbonne_global_training_conference_celebration_eventIf you are at all interested in health, wellness, fitness, make up or skincare – you can start your own business for under $100 dollars.  You will have support every step of the way.  If you have a laptop and a cell phone – you can run a business.  I really would love to show you how . I will be posting a video in the next few days talking about how we all need a Plan B.  I would be happy to send you information and there is no commitment –  if it’s not for you then you might know someone else who would be interested?     comment below or email me with questions or for more info.   deb

A Gift for the New Year

53ae319ea2fb48b384c04efe74455a8fI am so blessed to have been given a gift a year ago – the gift of my own business.  My dream has always been to own my own business, be my own boss and work when I want.  Problem is, I always just thought of it as a dream.  Now I see that it is so possible – I own my own business and love building it!  I have had incredible support from my team, inspiring mentors and leaders.

No it isn’t easy and “get rich quick” – but it is so worth it.  My business is simple and just takes consistent effort.  Now I want to pass the gift on.   I want to offer this business to 2 people before the end of 2015.

 Let’s make 2016 the best year ever!

I will be your personal business coach for no charge.

I will guide you through a year long personal development program.

Nothing would make me happier than seeing you succeed and be happy.

Take a few minutes to watch this video – this business will change your life


Email me now if you want one of those 2 spots and are ready to make 2016 the best year ever!

Dream Big, then Believe!

   After years of working too many hours and too many days for too little money, building other peoples’ dreams, I decided to make a change.

I am building a global business, having fun and building great friendships along the way.  Helping others achieve their dreams is so rewarding.  Many of us have stopped dreaming, we are just surviving.  It doesn’t have to be that way. Dream Big!  then Believe in your dreams, yourself and your future.  I introduce people to pure, safe and beneficial products that I love.  In addition I can show you an amazing business opportunity that can help you achieve your dreams. Arbonne is an exceptional company and has been for 35 years.  All products are free of harmful chemicals, vegan, contain botanicals, never tested on animals and just plain amazing!

Now this blog isn’t about selling products – enough of that around.  My goal is to educate – about healthy products, caring for your skin, great on trend make up looks, healthy eating with recipes and encouragement, so check back – you never know what you might learn.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon