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Something From Nothing Leaves Greatness!

A View from Avon’s former CEO Andrea Jung–“You are about to read Avon’s “fairy tales,” except these are true stories about real women who have changed their own lives and the lives of so many others. Over the past decade, I have met and recognized these 22 women on stage many times. I have listened to their individual stories with amazement and witnessed first-hand their impact on countless others. They have personally inspired me, and so many others, to reach further and believe that with direct selling dreams can come true. Each of these extraordinary leaders has a fundamental belief in the power of sharing their successes and the responsibility that comes with serving as the company’s ultimate role models”.  Andrea Jung Executive, Chairman Avon Products Inc.

A few months ago I got my hand on a copy of the latest book from some of Avon’s elite leaders, “A View From The Top.” Inside the leaders share their stories and strategies to succeed.

I found the book to helpful and motivational. Since reading it, I’ve meet so many other leaders who are not only forthcoming, but anxious to share information and strategies to assist with my business. I’ve been adopted by one as an honorary team member, a guided spiritually by another. This book is not a step by step guide to build your business, but inspirational memoir of those who did not have, and climbed their way to the top with different levels of knowledge and education. What I’ve learned from these testimonies is that it’s possible for anyone to succeed, you just have to want it bad enough. To want it bad enough requires you to possess the will, and determination to grasp your future by throat and say, “Let’s go! You’re coming with me!” Set your eyes on the prize of what your vision of success looks like. Not now, but what it looks like once you’ve completed your drive to the top.

At the end of each chapter the author/leader’s contact information has been included. Why? To make the end of the chapter look good? To separate one story from the next. No. It’s so you can reach out and ask them for guidance. I used to think that once you arrived at this level in Avon you were untouchable. These ladies and gentleman are anything but untouchable. They instill the strength and hope that keeps us all going everyday. Especially on the days we feel like giving up.

Anyone interested in Avon for making a little extra income or searching for a new career should read this book. If you’re already a representative you should read this book. Don’t think this is not for you, because when you read between these pages, what you’ll find are men and woman who’ve been down on their luck. They’ve wondered where and when their next meal may come. They’ve been alone, and looking for a change. Something that would take them to a place of refuge in their lives. You may even find someone, who was where you are right now.

Read their amazing stories, and find encouragement to succeed within yourself. We’re all different. What may work for one, may not work for all. What you have to brand into your mind is to never, ever give up. When you reach the end of your rope, and you’ve tied a knot, and hanging on with one hand…use the other to reach out to one of these gracious leaders for help. It may be the call that you need to reach your envisioned future.

Purchase this book from Amazon, or any of the AVON Leaders inside.

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Okay so…it’s been awhile

 Let’s face it, I was never the greatest blogger anyway and yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted on my first venture into social media. I’ve been a little busy in the past year and a half or so making a baby, learning what it means to be a mommy all over again, beginning to take my Avon business seriously to be able to stay at home with previously mentioned baby, began a new venture with two friends, trying to finish at least one of the thirty stories I’ve started in my database, all while trying to be a wife and mother for my family . What this is called people is SPREADING YOURSELF TOO THIN!

I didn’t think it was possible, but I’m finally admitting it to the person who needs to know this…me. During this process I’ve found that attempting to do so many things in my life, I’m neglecting most. I considered myself to be the queen of multitasking only to later read an article that proved that multitasking is NOT a good thing. Here I am thinking this is a great quality to process, and the corporate positions I’ve held tended to agree as well. In day-to-day life, with a toddler demanding cookies and cake for breakfast, two teenagers going in different directions, team members who need my assistance, and a husband who seems to have been left in the cold by my ever shifting focus, I find that multitasking no longer works for me.

So today I declare–“Today is the day I take back my sanity!” I know, I know, I haven’t quite figured out how to do that yet, but I’m working on it. I’ve started with a family calendar. I already see a change in using it. I now know where my teens are and what time and how many times Super Why will air between PBS and Sprout. I can calculate what time I need to have dinner prepared and for how many, and not go ballistic when my husband being on call can change that at the sound of a ringtone.

I’ve placed more restrictions on myself in the past year or so than the U.S. Army did during my years with my fellow soldiers. I’m learning to come to grips with being a stay-at-home mom after over thirty years of working for someone else and being told what to do. It’s a new experience to start my day in my PJs and not be required to get out of them before 0700am.

“Take time for yourself today.” The last words I hear from my husband everyday, but never take action upon. Well I think it’s time.

Let’s begin…