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Old 10-27-2011, 07:25 AM
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Please check out Uppercase Living. Our line of vinyl lettering and expressions is fantastic. We did just add a small line of inspirational jewerly Sept 1st. Hopefully you find something shortly as this is a great time to join any home business as people really are thinking entertaining and gift giving.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:47 AM
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Paula, sorry about your Job. I had a very difficult time choosing a company as well. I recently started with a new company, Perfectly Posh. We have an amazing line of brand-new pampering products available!

Take your time and find the best fit for you. Good Luck in your search!

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Old 10-27-2011, 08:20 AM
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Paula,

It's so interesting to hear of downsizing in the medical profession. For years, we have heard that this is the place to be with baby boomers aging and such.

I hope you choose to look at the door opening and let go of the one closing! YOU have the chance to call all of your own shots now, which you already know and understand.

Take a personal inventory of YOU. What do you enjoy doing? Do you want to do home parties? Shows and Expos? Do you enjoy working more online and with your telephone?

What products excite you? What's your budget to start a business; sustain a business monthly, etc.

How motivated are you? Are you a self starter? Are you coachable, and willing to follow a system?

There are many great companies and opportunities, and the most important thing is that it be something that fits you!!

Good luck and DO keep us posted!
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:55 AM
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I just wanted to tell you I'm so sorry for your job loss. My husband just lost his job along with the great income and benefits that came with it. I know all too well how freaked out you are right now. We are getting through it by looking at it the way Jakie mentioned...as an opportunity to grow, push ourselves, and create our own way. Take a breath and re-focus before digging into finding the right opportunity. When you search in a panic it's hard to focus on what you love and excel at. It's easier to get caught up in what others are doing really well at or what we think others think we should be doing, etc.

Best of luck to you!

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Old 10-27-2011, 09:12 AM
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Sharing one of my favorite Tony Robbins quotes - these things WILL make you stronger -


You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:22 AM
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Wow! You lost a job as a nurse?? That's unbelievable. My husband was an RN and he worked his butt off. The hospitals are so short-staffed as it is; I can't believe they are downsizing too....really sad.

As you said, you are never going to find the "perfect" opportunity. In order for any business to work, you really need to work at it every day. If you treat it as a hobby, it will never be profitable for you. I was looking for a while too, and then was introduced to Thirty One. I loved the products, they were very affordable, and the comp plan was great. I did some research on our Senior Executive Directors and found that several of them are from small towns down South/Midwest (at least I think they are small because I never heard of them!!) I figured if they could sell and recruit and become leaders in the company, then anyone else could do the same! You get out of it what you put in. I think if you really put your mind to it and really set your goals you can succeed at anything, anywhere! It's amazing how the direct sales business is booming in this economy!

Good luck on your search and I hope you find what you are looking for!
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:37 AM
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Hi Paula,

I'm sorry to hear about your job loss. It's kinda of surprising to hear about so many nurses losing their jobs. I agree with what everyone said about going with what you love. You should go with a company that has products/services that you would enjoy selling. You should also think to yourself if you would still buy the products/services if you weren't a distributor with the company. If the answer to that is yes then you might have found the company you should join.

Good luck!
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:39 PM
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You can check out my blog with some tips on choosing a home business. It is a big decision, especially if you want to replace your income. You really need to consider how quickly you are able to earn with whatever company you decide on, and also whether there is any long-term residual income or not. With most party plans, your income starts at $0 at the beginning of the month and goes up based on how many parties/shows you do that month. But I do agree with many others - do your research, take a little time to really ask questions, etc. Here's my blog link: Choosing a Home Business WellnessMom
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:27 PM
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I am so sorry you lost your job. it is such a blow to your ego. Give yourself a bit of time to grieve and then get active again. Things are tough in some parts of the country. We are doing ok here in Ct, so far.
I sell Pampered Chef and would love to chat with you about PC. I am making a full time income working about 10 hours a week and loving it! You could pursue this full time and do well. been seeling for 8 years and thhis has been my best year ever. I am sending you a PM and home to hear from you!! best of luck with your search!!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:35 PM
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Hey Paula, I see you've found that in life when one door closes another door opens... its an even better feeling when you have soooo many doors open at once. I lost my job the end of September and it is becoming one of the best things for me. I've learned through many life experiences to never put all my eggs in one basket.

Choosing a direct sales company shouldn't be a difficult decision, DO NOT get caught up in the financial gains.. of course we aren't doing this to volunteer our time but to generate wealth you must pick a company that promotes products that you are passionate about. Just because Sarah is making $5k a month selling candles, cosmetics, diet pills or what have you, doesn't mean Paula will. When you are passionate about a product you are ready & willing to tell everyone who walks past you who you are & what you do which is the key to being successful in the direct sales business.

I joined Color Me Beautiful because I loved makeup.... it lead me in a totally different path to my surprise, I went to school to be a Barber-Stylist, acquired my license so now for my male clients who purchase facials I have my CMB skin care line to use and retail and for my ladies I do makeovers with all purchases over $50 which is an opportunity to get the product on their faces and ease into the sale without having to push the products. Make the business work for you.

Take your time, research the company & the products THEN get advice from other consultants in the business. Best Wishes!!
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