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My Business has Changed and I am no longer with Team Beachbody

As most of you may know, I have spent the last 3 years pouring my heart ❤️and soul into my business.
Being part of Team Beachbody Not only turned my life around mentally and physically, but allowed me to continue to be a full time stay home mom to my CJ! 👩‍👦
Which I am more than GRATEFUL for🙏🏻

🧐 More importantly, I made some AMAZING friends, 👭 and reconnected with old friends that I might not have! It also taught me so much not only about myself but about “TRUE” leadership, TEAM building and what is required to build a very SUCCESSFUL team!!
📣However, I have decided it’s time for me to move on 🚶‍♀️ to some NEW, BIGGER ADVENTURES!!

This was a very difficult decision! However one that I needed to make for my family and my future

The reason I chose this new adventure is because after years with focusing on nutrition and exercise to my  customers, fans, and followers, I learned from them that there was still something missing in their health journeys; as well as in mine! After careful consideration and significant research I found what I was looking for to help them with TOTAL HEALTH!

THANK YOU 😘 from the bottom of my heart to all of my Facebook friends, family and customers that supported me through these years and this journey! 👉🏻You are appreciated more than you know💚

😁 I am SUPER excited for what is next🙌🏻
😏This is something SOOOOOOOO big that it’s going to completely change the game for so many moms and families everywhere! 🌎 😲

#BestKeptSecret #HereWeGO

👉Please message me directly if you have any questions🤗😍  http://m.me/dforand

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Choice, Chance, Change

Change, transformation, alteration what ever you what to call it , it is hard! It doesn’t matter what, or how, or even why; change is hard.

 
So many people resist change for many reasons!
 
Fear
Unknown
Lack of knowledge
 
The the thought of the word can make some of us literally physically ill.
 
Ugg Listen, I am not knew to change. I have been through many changes in my life.
 
I was a young mom and military spouse moving every few years,
Divorcee, single mom, a mom to a child with Down syndrome, Full time career woman, to a work at home mom.
Those are just to name a few! I have seen my share of change and I can promise you that none of them came easy!!
 
Change is inevitable, we all go through it but we are creatures of habit ! But, we are also creatures of change and adaptation.
 
Our habits are created in our brains, and our brains are constantly changing in response to our changing environment. Our adaptability is the secret to our success as a species.
So what is it that makes change a little easier for some than others. Some are able to harness adaptability and use towards something positive, to make those choices, those decisions, of how we want things to be; and who we want to be in this thing we called life.
 
You have a lot more power to become the person you want to be more than you might think. You are not predetermined by external environments, nor by the genes that created you . The secret is to learn to retrain your brain, yup, retrain those habits!!
 
I am not expert, therapist, or psychologist ,  and I have always found it difficult to deal with change. I am speaking the heart here because change is weighing heavy on my heart tonight. 
 
As much as I wanted to think of myself as a flexible go with the flow kind of person, It never went with out internal struggles. Aside from my OCD, I like to be in control of my situations!
I like to know where I am, what I’m doing, where I’m going. I like to have things layed out in black and white on my many lists of to-dos, and ideas.  Basically having a plan and being prepared I minimize the level of uncertainty in my life. Less uncertainty, less stress right?
 
My discomfort around uncertainty means I am usually very in-decisive.   In some ways this has been beneficial;  for example, it’s allowed me to take my time making the right decision on hard choices of change!!  In other ways, it’s been a disadvantage, especially when it does take a long time for me to make those changes, those decisions. I see others in places where I would have been had I not made the decisions sooner.
 
In the past when life threw me curve balls of change, It left me feeling uncertain!  I had to do whatever I needed to do to regain my sense of control.  Keeping my options open or “going with the flow” provoked feelings of restlessness, insecurities, and eventually a whole lot of stress!

My relationship with change, took a indisputable turn three years ago when  I embarked on the adventures of a home based business.
Some people think   Direct Sellers or Multi Level Markets as scam artists, or crooks. Some think of them as annoying, and bothersome.  Well I am a direct seller, a so called Multi Level Marketer and though my name may not be in spotlights just yet I feel like I have already succeeded beyond my dreams.

Change happens, and learning how to cope with that change I learned by being in this business. It has taught me how to be a better me. To live a life without fear! To live for change!  It has taught me that everyday we wake up to a new adventure with no way of knowing where it will take us!!  To adapt easier and accept things  good or bad! To enjoy the ride, to live to the fullest!!

Change is hard, but with out it what do you really have?

Special Needs Parents

Celebrating World Down syndrome Day our Journey!

Today around the world many are celebrating World Down syndrome day!!
It’s a chance to celebrate the families around the world that love and are touched by Down Syndrome in their lives!

I want to share today a little bit of our journey with Down syndrome!!

15 years ago I was found out my son was going to be born with Down syndrome! I was 26 weeks along in my pregnancy! A pregnancy that wan’t suppose to happen! I was in the middle of a divorce and when I found out he had Down syndrome I was also told he may not survive the next 24 hours. They asked me if I wanted to abort my son! It left in tears I was heart broken, I was devastated that they would even ask me that.

I knew very little about Trisomy 21 other wise known as Down syndrome!! I didn’t know what our future held for us, and I didn’t know how I was going to do it alone!! I just new that this was a gift from god and our adventures began!!

Today my son is 15 and every day I feel blessed to be his mom!! 

He will make you laugh, he will bring the kid in you out! He has a huge heart and loves everyone!!
Is it easy?  Hell no it is not easy!
My son also has Autism! He is has very limited speech, he has moderate to severe hearing loss, and some other health issues!!  These don’t make is hard!  What makes it hard though are not his abilities or lack of it is the road blocks that society places in his way!!

Road blocks to quality medical without having to go thousands of miles, road blocks to go to school with peers that are typical, road blocks with day cares and after school programs so the parents can work outside the home, road blocks on a system that is not up to par!!

This is why we celebrate World Down syndrome Day!

It raises the awareness! It raises funding for further research! It brings people and communities together to celebrate these angels! Because honestly that is what they are! You will never meet anyone else so inocent as a person with Down syndrome! They don’t know hate! It is not in them to see the ugliness of the world! They only see the good!!

Every day as Christopher’s Mom I do everything I can to give him a life worth living! This is why I do what I do! Many of our families suffer either from health or poverty and there is no reason for it!!

So Why 21 March?

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

These people, these children deserve to be respected and treated just like everyone else and unfortunately that is not the situation!! Because they learn and act a little different, maybe it is they don’t talk well or not at all; what ever it is there is still so much seclusion happening!! I see it every day with my son!!

He will walk in a room and light it up with his smile!! His laughter will be so hard it rattles the walls!! Small accomplishments bring great pride!! 

He loves Music and movies! He loves to go camping!! He is a great swimmer and loves to be on the boat!!! He is just like you and me but with an extra special twist! 

 

 

                                     

Every Task, Every Day Is A BIG DEAL!!! 

 

 

 

Loving Life One Day At A TIME !!

For more information on World Down syndrome day click here https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/about-wdsd   Or just follow us and our journey through life on my page http://www.facebook.com/coachdebbieforand

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Stop Being Boring and Create Curiosity!!! 

Yes, I said!!!
Every day content, the same old thing day in and day out is boring!! Create a sense of mystery or curiosity with your viewers! Add some excitement, and a sense of urgency and Viola!
IF you can do that YOU have mastered Curiosity  Marketing!!
You will be the talk on the net!!!  People will be messaging you asking you
” What do you do? What is that you have? Tell me more about your product ? ” 

Many marketers even the seasoned ones still make mistakes! One of the biggest ones ( Ya I am guilty as well) is…

They are constantly sharing their company’s name, showing images of products etc.   Don’t be that person!!
This is not a late night infomercial!!  Besides once they know it, all they have to do is google it; and you never know someone else might get the sale!

So let’s think about this!! How do we do this!!!

One of my mentors explained it as a Movie Preview!  Little snippets of the goodness just to get them thinking!!

Here is how it works. Think of the preview of a movie you like. What are the producers giving you in those few minutes, and what are they keeping a secret? They give you bits of information in order to pique your curiosity, and excite you to go see the movie. But they keep the ending to themselves.

Think of your social media marketing strategy as a movie franchise. If you tell your prospects what product you’re using or what company you’re with, you’re giving up the end of the movie. And that just not clever marketing!

So the next time you are thinking about sharing something about your product or company, keep this in mind!! 

5 Best Business Curiosity Posts for Facebook

Being strategic with your content is not something that is optional!! It is something that every online marketer needs to do!!
Type with Purpose!! 

It doesn’t matter what you are sharing, a quote, a photo of your mom, your kids messes – there should always be a purpose behind why you are sharing it!!

Your creativity will start pouring in when you start forming this as a habit!!!  Get out a note pad and start a running list of why, why do they need to hear what you are going to write!!

1. Written Content!! 

So how do we do this!! Oh let me count the ways!!!
Do you know what is the biggest thing that draws people’s attention and gets their curiosity in an uproar??? Lack of INFORMATION!!   YES!!!

You mindset should be this: if people want to know what your product or business is, they need to talk to you!

For example, you can make a post about taking a family vacation, or being home with the kids and without sounding to snooty show gratitude of how thankful you are that you have the opportunity  to be home with your kids, or take that vacation!! If it is the product then talk about why it is so important to you!! How does it make you feel? How has it changed your life?? All without saying what it is!!

More Ideas:

  • Photo (photos) from your company event without logos and branding in the background

  • You getting recognized

  • Shoutouts  of your teammates or customers

  • Picture of you with leaders in your company

2: Story Telling 

Who does’t love a good story!! You will find plenty of them on Social Media that is for sure!!
But Learning how to tell stories  to grow your business is a bit different, and it is a learning process!! Practice takes time!!  People love to hear about other peoples success!!   It doesn’t have to be super personal, or some life altering story, but enough to start building relationships to get me to know, like and Trust you!!!

Example, sharing about you hobbies and how you got started with them! Story about how you came to your business!! Stories from a vacation!! I just recently shared one about a skiing accident that I was in, how I felt like I was given a second chance in life!!

Share customer stories of how they are loving the products and why!!!

3: Educate 

Social Learning marketing is the hottest thing right now! If you bring genuine and authentic value to your audience!!  They will begin to trust you and your knowledge and that is exactly what you want!!

You can make a video where you share some of your best tips! Cook something live!!! Share an amazing healthy recipe!!  When sharing keep it as generic as possible till the end and then share about what you have done or tired, or use and THEN use a call to action!!

If you want more information shoot me a private message!!

4: Once a Week let your products shine!! 

Only Once a Week!! Remember what I said above! You are not a late night informercial!  Show up and  amazing your followers with a direct promotion of your product or business.

Remember:  Don’t disclose the name or your product or the company!!  I was once explained it like this!! Every company especially if they have been around for a long time, will have some sour pout post a negative review!! Can’t please everyone right??
Well unfortunately these always show up at the top of Brother Googles searches everytime!! So if they know what it is then can very well just go google it!! You don’t want them doing that!!

Once you get them in a private conversation then ya, lay out for them! Tell them the company or products and share all that amazing stuff you have to offer!!

Remember if you are with an MLM, and they know which one, they very well could google someone else in the business and you could be loosing out on a potential team member and customer!!

Here is a great example!! I was watching a live video the other day of an un-boxing a friend was doing!! She never shared what the name of the company was, or exactly what the product was just what it does!! She got my curiosity building so I reached out to her! Come to find out it is the same stuff that another friend is selling and I have never bought from her, I did by from the live video I watched! She made it look amazing!!!!

A great example of a post that a lot of people in our team do is: a picture of the product (not disclosing the name) and a catchy caption like “ Who needs coffee when you have this amazing Shake” or ” Swim Suit Season bring it on! Bye Bye Belly Fat” 

Such posts are so simple but they work incredibly well! Inspire people! Once you do, everything else becomes so much easier!

If you don’t see instant results, the solution is clear: consistency! Nothing great is going to happen for you just within a couple of minutes. Success takes a hot second to create!

So there are a few ways on how to do Curiosity Marketing!  Which one resonated with you the most?  Let me know in the comments below and Hey, feel free to share this Blog Post with your Team!!

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