Archive for May 31, 2012

Celebrate Affiliate Commissions with me…

success with Affiliate program Follow Me on PinterestPin It

Celebrate Affiliate Commissions with me….

A few months ago, I was exposed to a new idea ~ Affiliate Programs!  I had heard of it before, but I had no idea how to take this and run with it! This week alone I have received 4 different checks for affiliate commissions!! They total over $800USD!! Now to some of you this may seem like a pidly amount, to others this would be life-changing… to me its definitely a start in the right direction. I can definitely see I am on the cusp of greatness!

 

Today my website is ranking under 2 million… this means of all the websites in all the world, I am ranking in the top 1.8 million. In my home country of Canada I am in the top 44,000… I am celebrating my success, but more importantly I want to help others learn what I have done, and discover how they can generate some additional income for their family! I am not lucky, special, or doing something that you can’t!

 

I have put in the effort, the time, and learned the information on how to effectively show people the products they need that bring value… you see I don’t just market any products, I market tools, and products I personally use, love, and know that others in similar network marketing, online marketing, and offline business would love to know how to use, and where to get them.

 

Affiliate marketing is simply creating a connection between the knowledge or product, and the student, or purchaser. Simple. Nothing fancy about it.

 

I created a quick video to celebrate with you, I would love to have your feedback… shoot me a comment, whats your favorite part?

 

 

 

If you are interested in getting started with Affiliate Programs, I recommend you market products that you  like, would use yourself, and you find easy to recommend. I also recommend having several low priced offers that enhance your prospects life, or solves a need, and have at least one premium priced affiliate offering, as the commissions from a good premium offering can be in the thousands for just one sale!

 

As always I am here to help you, and I look forward to connecting with you. Leave your questions and or comments below.

 

To Your Success,

 

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

The Value of the Word ‘AND’

Follow Me on PinterestPin It

The Value of the Word ‘AND’

Recently I was reading Rich Dad’s Retire Young, Retire Rich, and I came across a small part in the chapter on Leverage. It read, “One Definition of Leverage is the ability to do more with less. Rich dad added to that definition by saying, ‘Leverage is the ability to do more and more with less and less.’ ”

This popped off the page and was an AH HA moment for me… you see I have learned a whole lot, but I also believe in continuing to learn, for when we stop learning we stop growing and no-one wants that to happen! So I am an earnest learner, and this just tied up everything I have been learning into one neat little bow!

 

 


Let me explain what I mean. Several of my mentors have succeeded by implementing this exact strategy so I know it works! Lets look at a few of them for examples:

 

 

Ray Higdon – In under 3 years he has become the NUMBER 1 Earner in his MLM, created a blog that is always under 20K in Alexa rankings, and helps people by the thousands while he sleeps!!

 

Michelle Pescosolido – In under 2 years she has become the Facebook Queen, she helps people by the thousands learn Facebook marketing, and is a top earner in both her MLM and her High Ticket Affiliate Program.

 

Russell Brunson – In under 8 years has become a multi-millionare online! He has created systems that allow him to make money wherever he is, and he is not working!!

 

So what do all of these and many others like them have in common? They all utilized leverage! Albeit different strategies of leverage. They all utilized the internet but in different forms. Ray used blogging, to create content that people found useful, valuable, and people started to know, like and trust him, and want to join him. Michelle used Facebook as a means to meet people, get to know them, and eventually they wanted to do what she did. Russell used list building to connect with thousands of people all over the world who now, know, like and trust him.

 

Each of these entrepreneurs put in the time, and built a system, that worked for them, while they slept, vacationed, spent time with their kids, and on and on. Today they each still work on their system but the power of leverage is in full force for them…. they are able to do More and More with less and less! While doing so I guarantee each of them makes more and more money, while physically doing less and less work!

So when people ask me is it worth it to learn these systems, follow a mentor, and work hard to create that value, my answer would have to be a resounding YES!

I have learned so much from all three of these people, and I keep learning… but I want to take this one step further…. knowledge without implementation is useless!! Remember if you want to be successful, and actually tap into this leverage it is vital that you actually apply what you learn, then keep applying that skill, and learn a new one. Precept on precept. If you try to learn everything all at once you will surely become a knowledgeable failure!

Remember the value of the word And, also remember this quote. ‘Leverage is the ability to do more and more with less and less.’

Please share your comments below. Let me know if this concept resonates with you, and what you think? I love to share ideas with others.

 

To Your Success,

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

Help for a Great Cause!

Follow Me on PinterestPin It

Help for a Great Cause!

Okay my friends, I have never done this before, but this story touched me, and I wanted to do something to help! So if you are in the area and can help May 26th, or you can donate, please do. :)

Repost: My Brother and His Wife Need Your Help!

By: Sam Miller

This weekend my family and I will be traveling back to my home town of Virginia, MN.  Normally when we travel there it’s for fun – to visit old friends and family, but not this time.  This time we’re attending Ashley’s benefit.  Ashley is my little brothers wife who has been fighting a disease that has been ravaging her body.

It started with colon cancer that eventually lead to the removal of her colon.  The doctors then informed her that she has SMA – Superior Mesenteric Artery SyndromeI don’t really know what the disease is exactly.  I just know it’s very rare and in Ashley’s case when combined with the lack of a useable colon has severely limited her ability to gain the vital nutrients she needs to thrive.  At just 98 lbs – she’s a walking skeleton.

Derrick and Ashley have had a pretty difficult existence by anyone’s definition.   In a small town like Virginia there are few jobs and even fewer that pay a decent salary.  Derrick’s current job is delivering newspapers while most others are sleeping.  It’s the only job he’s been able to find.

When he gets home he takes care of getting their two children  Haily and Landon up and ready for school.  Then he’s off to take care of the normal duties of life; errands, grocery shopping, buying meds for Ashley, figuring out new, unique and affordable ways of keeping his automobile on the road so he’s able to drive Ashley to her many doctors appointments.  He rarely gets more than 3-4 hours a sleep per day.

Derrick has made some mistakes in his life.  I won’t get into the details but suffice to say he was a typical rebellious young adult.  I remember always being a bit annoyed by him because it seemed like every time I turned around he was in trouble for something else.  So I used to think to myself – “serves you right Derrick.”  I feel terrible for admitting it, particularly since the only thing I did different at that age was – NOT get caught.

Well things have changed.  I no longer see my little brother as the immature bonehead (I mean this in the most loving big-brother way I can) that used to call me on a monthly basis looking for money to bail him out of this or that mess.  In fact, I might respect Derrick more than anyone I know.  I say “might” because I’m walking a fine line.  I don’t want to spoil the boy with acclamations and flattery.

But seriously, Derrick has gained my respect because he’s turned out to be what every real man should be – a loving husband and father who is committed to his family no matter what.  And I’ve never seen anyone so in love with his wife as Derrick is and he’s not ashamed or afraid to show it.

I came across this comment he made on his Facebook page:

“You know how you know that you re in love? When each day you search for the exact   words that describe your feelings. Still to this day I have not found the words I want to say to express the love I have for my wife, Ashley Wilhelm. I often wonder if these words exist, I will never stop searching for the right words, NEVER! One other thing I will never stop doing is, I will NEVER stop loving you babe!”

It’s strange because I’ve come across this quote before but it never effected me like it did today.  Before it made me cringe a little – you know, kind of like that “guard and protect your heart” guy on the Bachelorette that tattooed his wrist.  If you watched that episode and sat through that guy singing to the Bachelorette you know what I’m talking about. (I can’t believe I just admitted I watched the Bachelorette. ONLY THE ONCE!)

Like most men, we’re afraid to express our feelings in a vulnerable way.  Not Derrick.  In fact, the one regret Derrick will NEVER have is withholding his feelings.

And now when I read this quote from Derrick I doesn’t make me cringe.

Neither does this one:

“Our Wedding Day, the BEST day of my entire life!!!!!”

Or this one:

“Me and the people who make me the most happiest my very Beautiful Wife, Hailey, and Landon.”

OK – so he could use some help with grammar and punctuation since in this quote he’s actually proclaiming that his beautiful wife Haily AND Landon make him the “most happiest”.  But I’ll refrain from critiquing his writing skills – just for now.  It should be noted that my own misplacement of punctuation and “seemingly” poor grammar is actually “poetic license”.  Why?  Because I wrote this article  so I make the rules.

I digress…

With Derrick, these (poorly punctuated and grammatically incorrect) declarations are not just idle words.  This is how he truly feels even despite her illness, his inability to get a “decent” job, the burglary where they lost almost everything they own (with no insurance to replace it).  He still feels blessed and I doubt he’d change a thing.

Derrick and Ashely came to visit us a few weeks back.  She had a doctors appointment where they had to assess her health and whether or not she would be capable of undergoing a much needed surgery that she HAS to have if she has any hope of survival.

After getting over the absolute shock of seeing Ashley’s nearly unrecognizable appearance – she is so thin and frail, I was amazed and humbled at the attitudes of both Ashley and Derrick.  They never once complained.  They never once were bitter about the hand they were dealt.  I could see in Derricks eyes how scared he was but I never once heard him complain.

That night we decided to go out to eat.  Ashely got to choose where and she chose Chipotle. After eating and getting home, we were sitting on the deck and I suddenly realized Ashley wasn’t there.  I asked Derrick where she was and he said  – “Oh, she’s in the bathroom.  She’ll be there for there rest of the night.”  That’s what happens when she eats normal food.  Her body can’t digest it so it goes right through her from both ends.”  And he was right.  We saw Ashley once for just a moment and then she returned to the bathroom where she remained until bed time.  It struck me at that moment,  as weird as this sounds that I even take my colon for granted.

During our conversation with Derrick I asked him why he and Ashley hadn’t sought the advice of doctors in the Twin Cities (where I live) until now or from the doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.  He said it was because their car would not make the drive.  They had to borrow a friends car to drive down here and it’s an arrangement that is not as easy to formulate as one might think.

We all take so much or granted.  Most of us – at least the people I know have a nice or at least reliable car, a nice home, a computer, television…a colon….  Derrick and Ashley live in a tiny apartment.  Because they were burglarized and had no insurance, they have no computer or television.  Considering that Derrick was trying to support his family as a website designer, the loss of his computer was a pretty big loss.  Their car is held together with “band aids” and as a result they can’t get Ashley the care that she needs.

This brings me to the purpose of this article.  Next Saturday May 26th, we’ll be holding a benefit for Derrick and Ashley in their home town of Virginia, MN.  Since I know most of you won’t be able to make the drive, perhaps you’d be able to help in another way.

I’ve set-up a Paypal account where 100% of the proceeds will go to help Derrick and Ashley buy a reliable car and a computer as well as to cover the cost of gas they’ll need to make the many trips down to the cities.  They live 3.5 hours away so the cost of gas on their budget is going to be enormous.

Please help if you can by clicking on the donate button where you can donate securely through paypal or by credit card.  Truly, donations of ANY size will help.

Other Ways to Help:

Another way that you can donate if you live in or around the Iron Range and have been considering getting a tattoo is to hire Derrick.  He’s a very talented artist and does amazing work with tattoos.  In fact I’ve been kicking around the idea of getting a 6-pack tattooed on my abdominal area.  I ain’t got the time, the physical skill or the will p0wer anymore to keep the “6-pack abs” dream alive.  You can check out some of his work on his Facebook Page.

Another consideration might be to hire him if you have any website or graphic design needs.  He’s great with that stuff too.

If you know of any companies that wish to donate prizes or if you know how to bake – all these things would be a tremendous help as well  I also saw that Derrick was requesting donations of spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles and garlic bread.

Benefit Details:

Finally if you do live on the Iron Rang and would like to attend the benefit it’s being held on Mat 26th at:  True Hope Fellowship Church – 1 Sunrise Drive, Virginia, MN 55792 – from 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Thank you for taking the time to read this article.  If you are not in a financial position to donate, I believe prayers are as much needed as money – even more.  So keep Derrick, Ashley, Hailey, Landon and even Zeus (their pooch) in your prayers.

 

The full article was reposted with permission by Sam Miller – http://www.empowernetwork.com/samatedge/my-brother-needs-your-help/

To Your Success,

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

 

Steamed Tilapia and Black Bean Salad

Follow Me on PinterestPin It

Steamed Tilapia and Black Bean Salad!

One of my favorite meals is a cold salad! Especially in summer. Today I made some delicious steamed Tilapia, and a staple summer salad Black Bean Salad. So I thought I would share how to make this easy meal!

 

Tilapia – Steamed

I buy individual quick frozen Tilapia Filets available in any grocery store. Make one filet per person you wish to serve.

Heat electric skillet (the type with a lid) to about 350F. Add enough water to cover the bottom, add frozen Tilapia… sprinkle fish with seasoning of choice. I use a sprinkle of lemon pepper, and a dash of Salmon Seasoning (Clubhouse).

Cook for 15 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork.

Black Bean Salad – Serves 4-6

1 can drained Black Beans

1 can Niblets corn or 1.5 cups frozen kernel corn (thaw)

1 Red Pepper cut into bite size pieces

1 Jalapeno pepper – cut into small bits

1/2 cup chopped Cilantro

Mix these ingredients together, and then make dressing.

Dressing:

1/4C Olive oil (you can also use Grapeseed oil)

1/4C of limejuice

1 Tablespoon Cumin

Stir together all ingredients.Then mix and add to the salad and stir.

Refrigerate up to 24 hours prior to serving, but a minimum of 4 hours for best results.

ENJOY!

 

Please comment if you try this, I hope you like it.

 

To your Success,

 

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

 

The 5 Lessons We Learn From How We Treat People

cleaning-lady Follow Me on PinterestPin It

The 5 Lessons We Learn from How We Treat People


~I’m not sure where this came from exactly. I received it in an email recently and feel that is something that everyone could use a little reminding of every once in a while. Make it a great day!~

 

1. First Important Lesson~The Cleaning Lady

 

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:
“What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”
Surely this was some sort of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50′s, but how would I know her name?

I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade?
“Absolutely,” said the professor. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello.”

I never forgot that lesson. I also learned that her name was Dorothy.

 

2. Second Important Lesson~Pickup in the Rain

 

One night, at 11:30pm an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960′s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab.

She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man’s door. To his surprise, a giant console tv was delivered to his home. A special note was attached:

It read:
“Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband’s bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others.”
Sincerely,
Mrs. Nat King Cole

 

3. Third Important Lesson~Always remember those who serve.

 

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked. “Fifty cents,” replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.
“Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?” he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.
“Thirty five cents,” she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins.
“I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.

You see, he couldn’t have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

 

4. Fourth Important Lesson~The Obstacle In Our Path

 

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the King’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand…

Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

5. Fifth Important Lesson~Giving when it counts.

 

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes I’ll do it if it will save her.”
As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.
He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?”

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor. He thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

 

In life as in business it is important to remember that everyone is important, our competitors, our business relationships, our future business partnerships, and our families! Never underestimate your power!! You are stronger than you think you are and more powerful than you can ever imagine!

 

To Your Success,

 

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

 

 

 

 

Tips to get Over Fear of the Phone!

Follow Me on PinterestPin It

Tips to Get Over Fear of The Phone!

 

I am sure you have been there before, want to add to your business, even motivate yourself doing positive self talk, and it still sits there, like a 100 pound weight on your shoulders…. yes its the phone!!

You’ve probably heard it said that in order to move your business forward you have to get ON THE PHONE! You have to talk to people, to book shows, sell products, show your opportunity, and even make money! Yet for many the phone is a scary modern convenience that if left alone, people hope they can make money without using!  While it is true there are other mediums we can take advantage of today such as facebook, videos, email, etc. there absolutely comes a time when we have to get on the phone and talk to people, so here are some tips to help you get over your fear of the phone.

A common issue faced by many network marketers is fear of the phone. We know that we have to call people, we have the list, but when we go to make the calls it seems as if the receiver weighs 100 pounds.

There are many different reasons people may be nervous about prospecting. Most often it is either the fear of rejection or they think they may not know enough and what if someone asks them a question that they can’t answer.

Here is my perspective on this situation, and some ways to overcome the fear.

  • First and foremost, a rejection when prospecting is not personal. The person on the other line has no idea who you are, so it is in no way a personal attack.
  • Every successful marketer I have ever met has faced this same problem, and yet they worked it out.
  • You don’t have to know everything about what your company offers and how your pay scale works. If someone asks you a question that you don’t know the answer to, be honest and let them know that you don’t want to give them the wrong information, but that you will definitely find out and get back to them.
  • If you are scared that you may not know what to say, get a script and practice it over and over. You can also do this with family members, or your enroller.
  • Keep a visual reminder as to “why” you decided to start in the first place. Maybe it was because of your kids, or the future, or maybe it’s to buy that new car or a new home. Whatever it is…keep it in front of you at all times.
  • The only way to get over the fear is to face it. What’s the worst that could happen? It doesn’t matter. You will get better with time, that’s a given. I have a saying that I would use to keep myself going at times like this…”You have to be willing to be bad enough, for long enough, in order to get good enough!”
  • Just know that it gets easier with each call you make and there will be a time when you can’t wait to pick up the phone and talk to as many people as you can fit into your day.

Prospecting is something that has to be done in order to be successful in any business. You can either start now or later, but you will have to start sometime. The sooner you do, the sooner you will see results.

If you are struggling to pick up the phone, I have found GREAT help from Ray Higdon’s Master Sponsoring Series, I highly recommend you purchase a copy and implement his tips! (Ray is a number 1 earner in his company, so yes he knows his stuff!)There is a FREE 89 Minute Value packed Webinar just for entering your email!! (then you can buy if you want the program which I recommend that you do)

 

To Your Success,

 

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

P.S. I don’t know how long Ray Higdon will be offering the FREE 89 Minute Training Webinar!

 

Special thanks to: work at home facts for helping with the content for this article.

Is Network Marketing, or Direct Sales Hard?

mlm-network-marketing Follow Me on PinterestPin It

Is Network Marketing, or Direct Sales Hard?
By: Work At Home Facts
Today I was thinking about all the people who complain about Network Marketing and Direct Sales being hard… during my life I have had to do many things that I would consider HARD! Network Marketing and Direct Sales would not be one of them. I decided rather than typing out my whole thoughts I would make a quick video. Watch the video now.

The following article is an excerpt from a speech given by a direct seller at a local meeting. We are told she was asked to speak on how direct sales compares to working a “regular” job. It was submitted to us, and although the original author is unknown, we wish to thank her for her thoughts and insights.

Lately, I have heard so many people say how difficult direct sales is. “Its hard.” “I can’t get bookings.” “This just isn’t for me.” “I didn’t know how difficult it would be.”

Well, I am a single mom of three who, before joining the direct sales family, held down two jobs. I would get up at 4:00 in the morning and not get to bed until midnight most nights, after returning from my part-time retail job, packing lunches, checking homework and relieving my mother, who helped out with the kids.

That, my friends, is difficult. It is difficult always having to lower your dreams to meet your means. It is difficult to miss your son’s football game because you have to work. It is difficult knowing the rust bucket you call a car is eating you alive in maintenance, but you can’t afford a new one. It is difficult to realize that someone else is going to watch your daughter take her first step or have your son say mama to the preschool teacher. It is difficult knowing that you have spent 40 years of your life working for someone else, only to realize that you will be retiring on one-third of what you can live on today. Or, worse yet, it is difficult knowing that you have diligently worked all your life, only to be given an early retirement and replaced by someone younger, more capable.

I will tell you what is difficult. It is difficult waking up one morning and realizing that your children, the most precious things imaginable, no longer need bottles, diapers, have tea parties, or are shorter than the baseball bat they are trying to swing. It is difficult realizing it is too late and that the time frittered away can never be retrieved. It slips through our fingers one second at a time. It is also difficult watching the spark in your partner’s eyes fade because both of you realize the house you have been wanting is just a dream because someone else is controlling your finances.

We have nasty habits about rationalizing, procrastination and skirting important things, rather than facing the issues. Too often we allow others who do not pay our bills, who do not share our dreams, to direct our futures. As children we have absolutely no freedom; we rebel in our teens and scream for freedom. We reach adulthood and are finally free, only to relinquish that freedom because we think it is too difficult. We do not want to take responsibility. We do not want to make a wrong decision, so we obligingly give that awesome power to someone else. We wake up too late. We hear ourselves uttering phrases like: “I wish I had only . .” and “If I could do it over again.” You have no one but yourself to blame. You had the chance. Perhaps the opportunity was presented many times and each time you elevated the trivial to a higher priority than yourself. Let me ask you: Is direct sales really difficult?

Is it so traumatic to show someone an exciting product or idea? Is it so difficult to understand that if you work this marketing idea for three to five years, you just might finally be able to send your children to a college chosen by excellence, rather than one chosen by price? That you could finally put your family in the home of their dreams?

Would you work really hard for eight to ten years, so you could mold a lifestyle of your choosing, so your family could live a lifestyle of their dreams, rather than trying to live how someone else thinks you should live? How difficult is it to pick up the phone and call your hostess? How difficult is it to pack up your kit and meet some new friends?

How difficult is it, really, to share what you love with others? Think about it. Realize the awesome power you have in your hands with direct sales. There are people out there working three jobs. There are people drowning in debt; or agonizing through bankruptcy, realizing they only needed a couple hundred more dollars per month. That is difficult!

This business you have chosen has the ability to change lives. Direct sales cannot do anything. But YOU can change lives with it. You are the one with the life-changing ability. What are you waiting for?

There is difficulty and pain in success, and there is difficulty and pain in failure. Difficulty and pain in success will last a short period of time; but pain in failure lasts a lifetime. Which one is really more difficult? You will pay a price for your actions, and your choices. Which choice will you make?

Now that is a thought provoking article! I would love your feedback.

 

To Your Success,

 

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

Travel May Be Good For Your Heart!

travel may reduce heart attack risk Follow Me on PinterestPin It

Travel May Be Good For Your Heart!

Many People love to travel, however, in today’s tougher economic times, money is tighter, and many people are finding it increasingly difficult to make time, take time, or get time off work.

 

A global study by Expedia.com found that about a third of employed Americans usually do not take all the vacation days that they are entitled to, leaving an average of three days on the table.

 

It is unfortunate that so many people don’t take the time that is allotted to them. Several  Americans site their number one reason for not going on vacation as financial!

 

If plain old having fun, bonding with family, and reconnecting with a significant other are not good enough reasons to plan for that vacation in your finances, if you are a male, here is one more to consider.

Taking an Annual Vacation may be Good For Your Heart!

 

In a study, published in 2000, looking at 12,000 men over nine years who were at high risk for coronary heart disease. Those who failed to take annual vacations had a 21 percent higher risk of death from all causes and were 32 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. So get planning your next vacation.

 

How about Sleeping Better?

 

Even if you don’t have heart problems, a vacation of at least one week — and preferably two weeks to really unwind — can help you relax and sleep better. Mark Rosekind, president and chief scientist at Alertness Solutions, a scientific consulting firm, has worked with NASA pilots and astronauts on sleep issues.

 

In 2006, he was commissioned by Air New Zealand to see if he could scientifically measure the benefit of a vacation. He asked a group of 15 people who were flying from the West Coast of the United States to New Zealand for vacations lasting a week to 12 days to wear a wrist device that monitored quantity and quality of sleep — for three days before the trip, during the vacation and three days afterward.

 

They kept a sleep diary and took a vigilance test to determine how good their reactions were before, during and after the holiday.

 

The participants were also hooked up to a brain monitor during the 12-hour flight, and other variables, like health, jobs and gender were factored in. Here’s what he found.

 

After a few days on vacation — and it usually took two to three — people were averaging an hour more of good quality sleep. And there was an 80 percent improvement in their reaction times.

 

“When they got home, they were still sleeping close to an hour more, and their reaction time was 30 to 40 percent higher than it had been before the trip,” Mr. Rosekind said.

 

 

Check out this Video…. with some great tips to get vacationing


The Big Secret to Getting the Most Out Of Your Vacation…

 

The trick, these days when going on vacation, is not only to physically remove yourself from your normal routine, but mentally as well. Checking your iPhone every few hours or rushing to the nearest Internet cafe doesn’t cut it. It is vital that we disconnect and truly unwind! The quality time with those we are with will be better for it, you will be better for it, and so will your quality of sleep!

 

Plan A Vacation, and Take IT!

 

If your finances are holding you back, consider finding ways to earn additional income so you can enjoy that vacation with the kids, take your spouse on a romance retreat, or enjoy an adventure you have been wanting to pursue (hiking, white water rafting, dune buggy riding, fishing, etc). Please comment and share where your next vacation will be, why, and when you are going.

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

P.S. If you want to save on your vacations, learn the secrets of vacation allstars.

Mindmaster!

Follow Me on PinterestPin It

Mindmaster!

I heard this quote and I wanted to share it with you!

“A Bad Plan that is executed extremely well, will do something positive.

An Excellent plan that is not executed at all, will do NOTHING!

So Go Do IT!”

Get started, even if your plans are not perfect…

and you will at least move the in the direction of your goals!

I found this really cool program today,

that will help you reach any of your goals,

without any work!

I have poured over their site and loved that I could get started for FREE!

The 60 day guarantee was also very reassuring!

Watch this quick Video…


My plans are not perfect, but I have started and I am moving in the direction of my goals! Get the FREE Trial now.

What kind of change can you make by executing a plan? Would love to hear your comments below.

Have you had a chance to check out the FREE 30 Day training from an internet Multimillionaire?

 

To Your Success,

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

P.S. For a limited time you can learn Mindmaster for FREE

How to Make Skor Bars… (Not Diet Food!)

Follow Me on PinterestPin It

How To Make Skor Squares!

 

I am a huge sucker for sweet foods! I love them, but they don’t always agree with me! This decadent bar is sweet, delicious and always a hit at social gatherings… and the biggest bonus of all. They are EASY to make!

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1 – Make the base. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees

3/4 cup soft margarine

1 1/2 cup flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

Mix Ingredients and press into a 9 X13 Pan. Bake 15 minutes, edges should be light golden brown. Let Cool (while you prepare step 2 – do not turn off oven.)

Step 2 – The creamy filling

In a Heavy Saucepan combine,

2 cans sweetened condensed milk

4 TBSP butter/margarine

Cook over medium heat. Stir constantly, for 5-10 minutes until thickened. Pour over the base. Cook in oven for 12-15 minutes. Take out of oven. It should look something like this…

Step 3 – The Skor and Chocolate!

Sprinkle 1 pkg of Skor bits, and then 1 pkg of Chipits Milk Chocolate Chips.  Put in the oven for 2 minutes or so. Remove, and cool. Then cut into squares, and enjoy.

Try them, and let me know how they work out for you, and what you thought of them :)

To Your Success,

 

Amanda Evans

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

 

« Older Entries