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I JUST HAVE TO SAY…..

It’s funny this Law of Attraction thing.

I have taken the time to complete a 13 week course on Think and Grow Rich that ended in the Spring. It was long, very thought provoking and nothing short of life changing. I have loved it very much and would recommend it to anyone who wants the MOST out of their life. What-you-FEEL-NOW-IS-what-youre-going-to-ATTACT

One of the assignments that I was given (the hardest one, by the way!) was to make a definite major purpose statement that was to be said 3 times a day with ENTHUSIASM, essentially, creating a “future memory” of what you want to bring into your life. SO, with the help of my mentor Claes, via email, I created said Definite Major Plan. One of the paragraphs is as follows: My immediate family is so excited to go on our all-inclusive, 1 week Disney Cruise on or before April 1, 2016 to the Bahamas on the Disney Dream. We all enjoy the variety of activities with all 7 of our kids including the kid’s clubs, where they can hang out on their own. I truly enjoy my alone time to rejuvenate as well as my alone time with Daniel. We love to make new memories exploring, eating, going to shows and just plain having fun!

Do I have money saved up to go on this trip? Nope. Just going to believe it, say it and envision it with ENTHUSIASM. (You know, the Think System!)  Believe that it will come.

I recently got the schedule for next year for school and just now, checked when Spring Break was next year. Easter Recess? April 1st. (and a little before)

You have got to love it. Better go think about packing my bags. It’s coming. Just watch.

Loudly yours,

Alicia

ps- Here are some preview pictures!

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There IS another way….well just not always the right way

In response to the recent onslaught of Network Marketing hate, I was prompted to dust off the ole blog that I have been negligent of, for a while, to compose this response from the heart.

YES! IT’s TRUE! VOMIT has come from this girl. VOMIT. A not-so-nice word you say? Have you seen the backlash of women (and some men) who have penned their disdain for the actions of those who have chosen a profession that displeases others in ‘oh so many’ ways?

Vomit. Here! I looked up the definition for you!

vom·it 

vämət/

verb
  1. 1.
    eject matter from the stomach through the mouth.
    “the sickly stench made him want to vomit”
    synonyms: be sick, spew, heave, retch, gag, get sick;

    informalthrow up, puke,purge, hurl, barf, upchuck, ralph
    “he needed to vomit”
    regurgitate, bring up, spew up, cough up, lose;
    informalthrow up, puke, spit up
    “I vomited my breakfast”

spewing of invitations to those who do not want to be invited to a million different “parties” (online or off), as well as the onslaught of pictures, before and after and/or informative on social media; informational throw up.

Let me begin first by introducing myself. My name is Alicia. I am over 40, crawling close to 50. I have seven kids. (NO they are not home schooled!!) I am married for almost 25 years (love ya honey!) and I have been a part of Network Marketing for almost as many years as I have been married.

WHY?

Why? Do you ask, would I do something for SO long? Why would a college-educated bi-lingual woman want to put herself in a position to “exploit” her friends and family??

FREEDOM. LIBERTY. AUTONOMY! (I’ll get back to that.)

FIRST let me address the vomit. I am a Mom FIRST and foremost (today is the 24th anniversary of me being a MOM!! aka My first son’s birthday! Happy Birthday, honey!) AND I am COMPELLED to clean up a mess when I see it.

V.O.M.I.T.

No, it is not an acronym. It is just vomit. Let’s get one thing straight (and one thing we CAN agree on) Vomit is messy. It’s not pretty. It smells…but let’s look at the reason for the source of the vomit.

IT HAS BEEN TAUGHT!!

Tux on a donkey by Sam Hewitt

Taught. Just like the lady who, at the holidays, cuts off the end of the ham every time she cooks her holiday meal and does NOT know why, so do thousands and thousands of distributors, consultants and the like, vomit like they do without even really thinking why. It has been taught, rewarded, emulated. Tons of recognition has been given to these people at thousands of meetings. Prizes have been won! Ribbons been given. Certificates handed out, verbal recognition.

Recognition.

IS IT any wonder that a woman, starving for something to call her own, something to be recognized for, would risk crossing the line of friendship boundaries to be given the chance to shine? Sure she would! I can tell you that many of these women and some men, have found a place where they finally feel accepted, finally feel “home”. (self-worth: that will be on another blog entry)

Is it worth the “price”?

While the jury is out on that one, can anyone blame these network marketing participants when there are gurus out there, hungry for money, showing them “the way”?  When they have upline who are money hungry and want their downline to produce at any cost?  Post this, invite as many as you can, follow what I do!  While I am GUILTY of doing some of the very same thing, I have come to realize that there has GOT to be A BETTER way!! Many a mother has taught her children to “mind your manners” and this holds true to this day. We need to get back to basics. Reach out to talk to each other, create honest to goodness dialog to ask first personally, if a person would like to engage with us. ASK permission first. Remember common courtesy. Let’s face it, folks, Network Marketing is here to stay. It is not going anywhere. It is a great way to save yourself a TON of money in tax breaks and to create an income while STILL keeping your friends.  It just has to be done in a way that reaches out, not sucks others in. In this age of women, who lack self worth, is it any wonder that they would sacrifice some of their life that may not be working (whether it be lousy friends, bad relationships, unaccepting family, poor upbringing) for some kind, ANY KIND of success? Yes, it does SUCK for family and friends who might be caught in the middle, but keep in mind where it is coming from and why. It is my goal to change the way that network marketing is looked at. Not in a big way, but little by little, one person at a time. Reaching out to others on their level, considering them first. looking out for THEIR best interest; ADDING VALUE to their day. Gaining their trust. Giving love. One person at a time.

SNOW DAYS!!!!!! Clean days!!

IT was crazy how many people commented on my facebook post last week when we were off from school due to snow/ice. I got such hoot!  Anyway, I got to thinking that, since we will probably have another snow day or two, that the list should be created and saved for the next time we need it. (or to be incorporated into a routine, maybe???  Only time will tell!!  I have included the chart I am using today for your personal use, so feel free to copy it! The template is not mine, but the outline is. SO….if you want to have it for all your own, click on the link below and save it to your computer.

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Enjoy the snow day!!  I sure will be a LOT happier knowing that I am having help to get the house clean….and not turning the wifi off for the day!2015-02-09_0943

All the best,

Alicia

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It has been WAY too long!!

It has been WAY too long since I have last written! 

 

I have been so busy; I have hardly had time to breathe! Even as I write this, I am thinking of many others things that still need to be done, but ah, such is life. We have come home from our yearly visit to the Jersey Shore and the pictures are amazing!  We vacationed near Ocean City, NJ this year again and it has proven to be a good spot for our over-sized family to spend some down time together. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If anyone knows me they know that I love the beach, but ONLY in the early am and pm. During the day, I can take it or leave it. NOT a fan of the hot sun or sand or standing at the shoreline watching the kids for hours, roasting in the hot sun. (Although I will do it). I love watching my kids have fun, but 3 hrs is all I can take each sunny day. Then, its a fast retreat to the house to make lunches, or clean or just hang out with whoever is in the house. It is a mixture of relax time with the every day hubbub of every day life. My other very favorite time is later night family time with the family. It is so much fun to spend time with the nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and the in laws. We have a lot of game time, food and lots of talks. It is the stuff memories are made of. 

 

 

 

Loudly yours,

 

 

 

Alicia