|June 30, 2015||Posted by krista under Beauty|
So what does this mean and how do we make the most of that 80% in our control? Click here learn more...
|June 28, 2015||Posted by krista under Beauty|
Being that we are really into beauty and skincare around here, however, I wanted to share how much genes actually impact the aging process. How likely are we to inherit Aunt Rita's smooth porcelain skin or Aunt Sally's deep frown lines? Click here to get the answer...
|May 7, 2015||Posted by krista under Beauty, Video|
|October 5, 2014||Posted by krista under Business, Inspiration|
|August 15, 2014||Posted by krista under Inspiration, Productivity|
Not only is it Friday…but it’s also my student loan payoff day!! That’s right, we’ve just made the FINAL payment on my student loan!! Yippee!
I have been counting down the days until I could say IT’S PAID OFF!! I’m so thankful for the internships and jobs I’ve had along the way…and I’m especially thankful for Rodan+Fields. This business is the gift that keeps on giving and I can’t wait to see where it takes us next!!
I think this calls for a payoff party!! Who’s in?!? Happy weekending!
|August 9, 2014||Posted by krista under Beauty, Testimonials, Video|
I discovered Influenster back in June and am so excited to be a part of their network!
For my first VoxBox campaign with them, I was chosen to review the newest addition to Aveeno’s Positively Radiant line – the Targeted Tone Corrector.
I’ll admit, as an independent representative for a dermatologist-created skincare line, I’m VERY choose with what I put on my face. I’ve dealt with skin issues my entire life. I’ve used drugstore brands, high-end department store brands, luxury spa brands and prescription-strength creams, washes and antibiotics…all in an effort to get my skin under control. I’ve struggled with breakouts and terribly oily skin until 2009, when I discovered the skin care line I now represent.
I was very hesitant to test this product because I’ve been very happy with my skincare routine. Because I was thrilled to be chosen with my first VoxBox, however, and also because they sent me a full-size complimentary product for testing purposes…I decided to give it a whirl and offer my feedback.
My initial observations…
– The fresh fragrance is nice. It’s not floral or full of perfume.
– The product sinks into the skin nicely – no greasy residue.
– It’s nicely packaged and contained in 1.1 fl oz tube which meets TSA flight regulations.
Lack of sun protection is the leading cause of aging, uneven skintone and discloration. I have protected my skin over the years, so I don’t have much discoloration. There are a few light spots around my inner cheek/nose/under eye area that appear to be small freckles. I’ve just noticed those over the last couple of years. Since using this product, I haven’t noticed much of a difference in that area yet, but I do plan to use the entire tube and will report back with an update on my results in the coming weeks.
This product retails for $14.99 and can be purchased at your local drugstore. Learn more on Aveeno’s website here. See what other Influensters are saying by following the hashtag #RadiantWithAVEENO.
Thanks to Influenster for including me with this campaign! It’s been fun to use this and interact with other Influensters.
I hope they choose me again soon and look forward to sharing my next experience with a future VoxBox. (hint hint – I LOVE hair products and anything involving nail color or nail care!!) 😉
Are you an Influenster too? What has been your favorite VoxBox? I’d love to learn more about some of the things you’ve reviewed!
|July 30, 2014||Posted by krista under Business|
I’ve been in the network marketing industry since 2009. I’ve encountered a lot of objections to this business model since then and hope to address some of the more common ones here on the blog over time.
One common response to sharing a network marketing opportunity with someone is “I don’t know enough people.”
According to The New York Times, the average person knows about 600 people. Later in the article, they mention that the average person knows 10-25 people well enough to say they trust them. Even with that lower number, when you take into consideration that each of those people is connected with another group of people you don’t know…you can see how quickly and significantly your network can expand.
If you’re considering a network marketing business and you feel like you don’t know enough people, I would encourage you to start with that list of 10-25 trusted contacts you know. Reach out to them via phone and use your company’s “system” for sharing what you do. For those who aren’t interested, go for the referral. Ask if they would think of 2-3 people who might have an interest in what you offer. As long as you are coming from a genuine place of desiring to help people (and you’re not conducting business like Suzy Salesperson), people will gladly connect you with other people, but you’ll never know if you don’t ask.
If you’re truly looking to make a change, then commit to WIT! (Whatever It Takes!) One of my favorite things about my business is meeting new people and deepening friendships with my existing network. If you’re willing to genuinely show people you care, you will never run out of people to talk to. You can do this!
|July 22, 2014||Posted by krista under Miscellaneous|
I’m keeping today’s post super short! We’re celebrating sweet Prince George today since it’s his 1st birthday!
Here are some of my favorite photos of the little prince from the last year. Those cheeks!! I just want to peench them!! (Yes, I know how to spell pinch, but “peench” is the southern, giggly version of pinch.)
Pre-teen confession: I’ve been a “royal watcher” since I was a little girl. Feel in love with Princess Diana and swore one day I would marry Prince William.
Obviously, that didn’t happen…but I did find my prince…and I’m glad Will found Kate.
Happy birthday Prince George! Join me tomorrow for my next entrepreneur interview!
|July 16, 2014||Posted by krista under Business|
When I started my network marketing business in 2009, I had hardly any “extra time” left in my schedule. I was working 40+ hours per week in a cubicle for my public relations job and I was also engaged to be married, so we were planning our wedding. The last thing I thought I had time for was a side business.
What I realized, however, was that most successful network marketers started their networking careers alongside another full-time gig. The beauty of network marketing is that it’s a very social business. You might also call it “lifestyle marketing” because a lot of the “work” takes place throughout your normal day – as you strike up a conversation in line at the bank, as you’re reconnecting with a former co-worker over lunch, while you’re speaking with another parent at your child’s soccer game.
If you can find 5-10 hours or so per week of social time in your schedule, then you absolutely have time to build a successful network marketing business. It’s not so much about the hours of time you put towards it, but how you spend that time. For example, you will have WAY more success spending 5 hours per week meeting people over lunch or reconnecting over the phone than you would spending 10 hours per week organizing your office or replying to emails.
The core of success in the network marketing industry is engaging in conversation with people and sharing about your business/product. You get paid for presenting and sharing, NOT for racking up hours on a timesheet.
If you’re new to network marketing, focus on the windows of time you have in your schedule and maximize those with revenue producing activity. And also keep in mind, this is NOT an overnight success business. Just like the athletes you see competing in the Olympics, there’s a TON of behind the scenes preparation (and often failure) that takes place!
Taking on any new skill set or career path is going to require learning. Most people don’t achieve success in network marketing because they quit too soon. Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad) says to give your network marketing business a minimum of 5 years before you quit. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. Some network marketers will skyrocket within 1-2 years and others it may take 6-8 years…the key is consistency and remembering that everyone’s journey is different.
Network marketing has positively impacted my life in so many ways. It’s allowed me to pursue a calling that I’m crazy passionate about and not be “stuck in a job”.
Success will be defined differently by each person you speak with. Some desire an extra $200 per month alongside another career they love. Others desire $3,500 per month to replace a job that no longer fulfills them. Others are seeking $20,000 per month so they can give generously and change the lives of those around them.
Whatever your definition of success is…you can find it in network marketing.
Whatever your schedule looks like…you can find the time to be successful in this industry. Decide, do and don’t quit.