Day 2 – Detox and Hunger

Body, Career, Finances, Motivation, Nutrition

I am HUNGRY!  Yes, it is only DAY 2.  I get that…yet there is something in the pit of my stomach that makes me want to run in the Golden Corral Buffet and eat everything in sight.  Is it really a physiological hunger or a mental hunger?  Is my body responding to the lack of caffeine and carbs that it craves?   Is it an authentic hunger or my body throwing a tantrum because I am breaking the patterns it has become accustomed to?  I would say it is a bit of both.

Last night before bed, I was so hungry I had to literally talk myself down off of a virtual ledge.  I wanted to go in that kitchen and eat some meat!  Perhaps it was the roast in the crock pot that everyone else in the house gets to eat.  I smelled it all night long in my sleep.   For breakfast this morning, I had a plant-based smoothie and more vegetable soup for lunch.

For dinner – a different batch of vegetable soup. I really need to follow the sample menus provided. Tonight, I’m not as hungry. I enjoyed dinner and participated in an online mastermind Course (week 2). I successfully made it through the day in the classroom and a busy evening. I’m grateful to stay the course.

My authentic voice keeps me committed.  I know the repercussions of giving up – even for a moment’s satisfaction.  Some experts will say, “Go ahead and satisfy your cravings; but be sure to get back on course.”  Well, that DOES NOT work for me.  Instead, I go bananas and can’t get back on course.

My authentic V.O.I.C.E. reminds me:
  • to value my life more by taking care of my physical self.
  • that this is the golden opportunity I have been waiting for.  To do this in a community like Move with Mackhas created is a blessing!
  • that my intuition is that inner spirit telling me in my moments of weakness that I was created purposefully, and I have too much to do and share than to succumb to poor health.
  • the importance of charity – sharing my experiences with others in hopes they will be inspired to walk this same journey towards improved health and wellness.  It is not just about me.  If it were, there would be no need to share the experience.
  • I am totally engaged in my thoughts and every action I take throughout the day.  I AM present in the NOW.  This self-accountability piece is extremely important.  If you are fully engaged, you will not need any crutches

Today, I am grateful for my authentic voice!  Each day is a new opportunity to strengthen my VOICE.  If you need assistance with this notion and would like to strengthen your VOICE, let me know by clicking this link to the contact form.  I would be delighted to support you in finding and strengthening your VOICE!

Thriving Day 7

Body, Finances, Goal Setting, Motivation, Nutrition

I believe that “My One Word” lead me to the Le-Vel business and The Thrive Experience.

Today is DAY 7 – thriving! 

I’m feeling beyond fantastic. (I am not making any claims of being cured of a disease or medicated).  I simply FEEL wonderful!  I had no idea that I could feel this way after years of having swollen extremities and feeling overall sickly.

I have suffered from edema for many years.  This is due to inflammation in my body.  I am not sure of the cause.  I vaguely remember that it started in my 20s after I accidentally ran into a barrel cactus with sandals on.   The pain was unbearable at the time.  I could not walk or wear shoes for a few days.  Finally a long thorn emerged from one of my toes.  I pulled it out and the pain subsided.

Today, it occurred to me that I had not been swelling in the last week.  My inflammation has subsided.  I can tell because my body feels lighter and better overall.   I’m not making any claims that the Thrive products are healing me from a disease or anything like that – I must make that clear.  However, I have to keep it real and share how good I feel! 

Yes, I have tried other similar nutritional products represented by people I know and love.   I can, without a doubt, tell you that I never had the SUCCESS in such a short period of time as I have with The Thrive Experience.

It is not my intention to be a first round NFL draft pick!  The “NO FRIENDS/FAMILY LEFT” team is not one I want to be on.

However, it would be horrible if I did not share what I have with others.   Before I was ever introduced to The Le-Vel Company, it was my passion motivate and inspire other to thrive.  I’m in a better position now more than ever to represent something that is life-changing.   To see people improve and flourish in all the life areas they desire really energizes me!


The responsibility of Power

Education, Finances, Goal Setting, Mind, Motivation

I often think of how I would behave if I won the lottery. Would I lose my mind and abandon my good senses? Or, would I fulfill my dreams of helping others achieve the greatness they were created for? This blog post that I am sharing gives me hope that I would do the latter.

I would use whatever I am blessed with to be a blessing to others. However, I am only concerned with teaching others how to fish and not giving them fish; therefore, my lottery winnings would be used to open establishments purposed to educate and motivate others.

The Bulb Culture


We will all get to experience some form of power within our lives. It might be coaching a football team, managing a new project at the office or simply declaring that we are going to take full control of our lives.

“With great power comes great responsibility.”- Voltaire 

This particular quote may be a little bit of a cliché and it always seems to remind me of the first Spider-man movie for some reason. But it’s one of the best quotes to keep in the back of your mind when you feel like you’re in a position of power.

People often claim that when a weak individual who has stood along the sidelines for the majority of his life, comes to a position of power he will abuse that power and act vindictive towards others. Instead of uplifting those around them, their main aim is to bring people down…

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I’m Back…

Finances, Goal Setting, Motivation, Spirit

The last time I posted was six months ago on June 18, 2013.  So much has happened since then.  All good!

Teaching Sunday Morning at Mosaic Church of Arizona on "Purpose"

Teaching Sunday morning at Mosaic Church of Arizona on “Purpose”

I am truly walking in my PURPOSE and feeling amazing as a result.

 A gift opens the way
    and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. ~Proverbs 18:16 (NIV)

Six months ago, I was headed in a direction that did not work for me, yet I could not see it.  As events unfolded in my life, I realized that my direction was not on course for how I was shaped and purposed.  How do I know?  Because doors were slamming in my face, and people were not interested in what I had to offer both personally and professionally.  My confidence began to wane and I was adrift questioning everything I touched.  My mind, body, and spirit was declining.

My situation is different now.  I have rededicated my life to intentionally living with God’s purpose for me in mind.  My every action is predicated upon that.  For the last few months, I decided to really dig into the The Holy Bible and study the life of Jesus Christ.  What an amazing role-model!  My faith is super-sized!  My level of understanding has heightened.  My ability to serve others in any capacity possible has made me a much happier individual.  I am much more aware of my true values.  Surprisingly – money is not at the top of my values  list – people is.

On a personal note, one of the best decisions I made since last blogging was to transform my hair to its  “natural” state.  This means no chemical straighteners or hair enhancements/wigs.  This was a really positive and liberating move for me.  That is the point where I realized that some small changes can make a huge difference in your life.

Next, I became more conscious of how I handled money.  I am a better steward over my finances and blessed because of it already.

Finally, the best part is, I am coaching and teaching again!

My mission is to coach and guide people towards living out God’s vision for them with increased competence, commitment, and confidence.

Courage of a Lyons

Career, Finances, Goal Setting, Motivation, Time


“If I had the courage to see myself as I really am, I would find out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others, for I know that there  is something WRONG with me, or I would now be where I WOULD HAVE BEEN IF I had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses, and less time building alibis to cover them.”

 ~excerpt from Napoleon Hill’s, Think and Grow Rich

 My decision to become an Independent Business Owner with ACN, was the beginning of  discovering my OTHER-SELF.

It was the point I realized that although I have always been one to self-reflect and ultimately self-correct, I was still leaning on excuses and alibis for my apparent lack of complete success.

The business of network marketing is perhaps one of the most challenging industries I will ever face;  yet the most rewarding long-term.  Like many others, I started out with a great deal of excitement about this new business venture that could ultimately make me a millionaire.  The money is not what enticed me.  It was the notion of realizing SUCCESS once and for all.  It was about personal growth, development, and HELPING OTHERS.   However, I quickly realized that having more money is a sure way to be in a position to help others.  It made perfect sense to me!

Although this was not my first exposore to direct selling or network marketing (many refer to it as a pyramid with a negative connotation), yet ACN was the first business model that completely made sense to me.  It is the first that has demonstrated 100% the notion of truly helping others achieve ultimate time freedom and financial security.  Now, I know that I am not Oprah, so my word may not be so golden that people flock towards the opportunity just because I say so.

“I don’t have to sell products, or store inventory?  It’s service based and helping others to save money on services they are already using?”  I was absolutely able to see the benefit.  Oh!  Also, monthly residual income!  It all made so much sense.  I did not need to be convinced.  I did however need to believe I could do it.

Why are people so afraid and apprehensive to do this thing?  What do they fear?  As I set out to introduce this business to others, I realized that many put a wall up and are not open to what it takes to be successful in it.  First off, it requires changing your thinking and seeing things from the perpective of having arrived at the destination of SUCCESS.  It requires HARD WORK, PERSEVERENCE, POSITIVITY, AND A STRONG BELIEF IN SELF!

success map

So, I thought I was more than prepared for this business and it would be fairly easy for me to just talk to people and help them.  Nope!  People don’t want my help!  Is that true?  Or, my excuse?  This is the point when I began to read, Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill.  If you have not read it – please do!  It will seriously get you to realize how you see yourself.  It also unveils THE REAL YOU.  It teaches you about innate power you possess, yet may never tap into because of FEAR.

I have always loved the image below, because I saw myself as a LION.  The truth is – I have not been acting like one.  This was a major distortion on my part.  I was going through the motions, but not really not quite following through to the ROAR.


I love the network marketing business and ACN; because of the character and ethics of the people that make up the organization.  I have grown tremendously in the last eight months in this business and look forward to the years to come!

All I need to do now is attract other courageous people who want to help others grow and achieve time freedom and financial security.  With this, everybody wins!

Process of Transforming

Body, Career, Exercise, Fashion, Finances, Goal Setting, Introduction, Motivation, Nutrition, Spirit, Time


My overwhelming desire to transform my life is stronger than ever now.

As I think about why I desire to change my life, I realize that it is my innate desire to improve or be better.  I believe the process of transforming is really synonomous with living your life. I believe that some people do this passively, while others go through life anticipating every moment with zeal. I am the latter. I could never just sit and coast through life. I need a project or something to always be in existence for me to feel alive. I have been this way since I was a small child. When I reflect upon the patterns in my life, I know I have always been a  ‘busy with activity’ person. I actually feed off of having something going on in my life at all times.

I realize that just being busy and having a lot of “stuff” going on in my life is no longer enough.  Now, I need RESULTS to place on my mantle.  I need accomplishment.  This ties back to my previous posts about finishing what I start.

Here is what I am considering about me in my effort to be more results oriented (random thoughts in no specific order of priority):

  • It takes 21 days to create a habit.
  • I hate paper, because it creates unnecessary clutter.
  • I am best early in the morning as opposed to the evening after a long workday.
  • I hate time clocks, schedules, and structure period.
  • I love food!
  • I talk alot on the phone (not always a productive activity).
  • My husband and I are complete personality opposites (which is cool).
  • My son is a momma’s boy for sure (which is also cool).
  • I don’t like the notion of credit, because paying it back later is inconvenient.
  • I am obsessed with buying purses and books (hard/soft back or ebooks – doesn’t matter).
  • I love people watching.  I enjoy trying to figure out who they are and what their life is like from a distance.
  • I appreciate funky eclectic styles as opposed to matching and modern.
  • I love to get to know people for who they truly are and not the surface stuff they want you to see.
  • I am communal most times, but like my private quiet time too.
  • My faith in God is strong.
  • I believe messages come from God on billboards, words of friends, radio stations and every form of communication that the mind can perceive.
  • Communication in general is super important to me.  I often share my thoughts to get reactions from others.
  • Exercise is a chore for me.
  • Through my thoughts, I often challenge myself to be and do better.
  • I can be judging, overbearing, and animated at times – something I have often self-corrected over the years – so much better now!!!.
  • The thoughts keep coming….

Well, this is a good enough list to get started with.  I want to start my tackling the first bullet point.  For the next 21 days, starting today, I will work to create some positive habits that address some of the other bullet points.  For instance, I am working on my health, and time management.  For the next 21 days, I will be tracking my actions and interactions that relate to my health and how I balance my time.

This is all in my plan to CREATE AN AMAZING LIFE!

Helping Others…

Career, Finances


You can have anything in the world you want simply by helping enough other people get what they want. ~ Zig Ziglar

In December of last year, a friend and colleague on my day job introduced me to a ‘business opportunity’. I attended the meeting she invited me to that evening. I had hope that whatever it was, it would be the thing for me. I showed up with little information because I trusted my friend. I believed that she would not steer me in the wrong direction. I knew enough about how she lived that made me feel comfortable about her recommendation.

The meeting was inspiring and motivating! I was instantly intrigued by the notion of helping people make and/or save money. Besides, I needed to make more money and save as much as possible too! So, I became an ACN Independent Business Owner.

My challenge soon became the number of people who shyed away from this type of opportunity (network marketing), because they either had a poor prior experience or they simply had fear and lacked confidence in themselves to meet people and assist them in changing their lives.

I have been an entrepreneur for many years and even owned traditional businesses so I had no fear. I immediately owned up to the fact that I did not give 100% effort to my previous attempts at network marketing. However, this was different. I could really see how this was not selling products to people that they do not consistently use or need. It was essential services to everyday life: phone service, internet, wireless, home security, and energy.

The next thing I did was attend an International Training in San Jose, California. I was moved to tears by the people who had been successful in this business. They told my story. I could feel their journey to self-discovery and ultimate achievement.

I knew then that my life was about to change forever. This is really when I decided to CREATE AN AMAZING LIFE for myself. The best part is I would get to help others do the same. This is what I am truly passionate about. ACN is a vehicle for me to reach people and assist them – I love it!