Why Someday? Why Not Today?

I started this post last week.  I guess it has been kind of busy and I have literally left this tab open on my computer since last Tuesday because I didn’t want to forget why I started it.

Each week my company, Rodan and Fields Skincare, offers a training call on Sunday night.  Do I listen on Sunday, NO! I am not nearly organized enough to make that happen.  However, the call is recorded and I listen to the playback on my drive to work on Monday mornings.

Last week, it was all about our WHY.  Why do we do what we do?  Why is it important? Why does it HAVE to work?

Whatever you are doing, you have to have a reason, a WHY.  If you don’t then what’s the point?

Think about this.  

At the end of your life, people will say nice things about you.  That’s just what happens.  So by all means, be a good person, a good friend, a good husband or wife, a good parent.  But this is life, what are you going to do with it?

What do you want your best friend, son, daughter, or spouse to stand up and say about you?  What’s the picture of your life in the end, what did you love, is it being a parent raising healthy happy giving children? Are you out to teach every child to read, do you want to help fund a certain children’s shelter do you want to improve education in your community? Be specific.  If you aren’t specific, then you are just hoping things will happen, you are looking for your someday.  Guys, SOMEDAY isn’t a day of the week.  SOMEDAY never comes, it is like what Annie says about tomorrow, it is always a day away.  

Your “someday” is today once you commit yourself to SUCCESS.

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My why has taken a lot to develop.  My instinct is to just say that my why is my family.  Well it is, but what about my family?  My kids are grown and I have a granddaughter on the way.  Family means the world to me.  Specifically, what I want for my family is financial freedom.  I want my granddaughter to be able to graduate from any college she wants to attend without having to work her way through.  I want her to be able to focus on her classes without having to worry about paying bills. I want my kids to be able to finish college and graduate school without having to worry about paying.  I want to take my family on trips to places we weren’t able to go to before.  I want to pay off all of my mother’s bills because she has always taken care of me and provided me with things I never deserved.  I want to build our dream home and purchase a truck for my husband because we have spent years sharing a vehicle.  Beyond family, I want to provide students in poverty stricken areas the opportunity to express themselves through art without their parent having to pay a dime for the supplies or classes.  I want to donate to art programs in schools because art programs are not funded properly.  These are my dreams, these are the things I want to accomplish.  This is why I do what I do.

What is your why?  What would you do if time was abundant and money were no object?

Think about it, comment on this post.  Let me know your plans to accomplish this.  I know one way it can be done, I would love to have you all as business partners if you are committed to making it happen.

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When I joined Rodan and Fields 14 months ago, I had no idea what I was doing.  My journey started over Christmas break 2015.  You see, my friend announced on Facebook that she was retiring from her 18 year teaching career to work her Rodan and Fields business full time.

I had watched her for a year on Facebook.  She had never reached out to me directly, but I had seen her posts.  Although I had no idea what R+F was, I was definitely interested in anything that could replace income and allow someone to retire after only a year in business.  I contacted her immediately and we had lunch.  She brought me a folder with some information and a mini-facial.  We talked about the business and the products.  I remember she had used product on one of her hands and not the other.  The difference was astounding.  This stuff was for real.

Previous to Rodan and Fields, my skincare regimen was basically non-existent.  Most of the time I slept in my make up and washed my face in the morning before applying it again.  That was all about to drastically change.  And WOW  the difference in my skin is amazing! before and after

Over the next couple of weeks, my husband and I talked about the business opportunity.  We quickly decided that it was something that I should not pass up.  I jumped in with the $695 business kit.  The kits range from $45 to $995.

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Now, I am not ready to retire just yet, but that day is coming.  Rodan and Fields is said to be a 3-5 year retirement plan.  Some have done it in a few months or even in just a year, but that is not the norm.  Three to Five years! That is amazing.  All you really have to do is stay consistent.  I have attempted other direct sales before and was not at all successful.  This company is set up so that it’s consultants succeed.  When consultants succeed, the company succeeds.  Fourteen months in and I have a team of 8, 4 are directly under me and 4 are on my second generation.

Wow, already 8 on my team.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds.  Onward and upward!

LET’S GO!

If you are interested in joining my team or purchasing products, you can visit my site, Sami Simmons, L1 Executive Consultant. Contact me on Facebook , email at samireessimmons@gmail.com or text/call 870-273-5751.

LIFE: Job vs. Opportunity

An opportunity  has two definitions.  1) a favorable juncture of circumstances. 2) a good chance for advancement or progress while a job  is defined as a paid position of regular employment.  Which of these two things sounds more appealing?

I am watching a group of students play the board game LIFE, besides the fact that it has to be one of the funniest things I have witnessed, I keep hearing them talking about either going to college or starting a career.  There is no option to become an entrepreneur.  No one owns their own business or works in direct sales.  Why??

We are taught throughout life to graduate from college and get a good job.  We start school at age 5, basically that is the start of our employment.  We work, we get grades (hopefully good grades) we stroll along through Elementary, Middle and High School.  Then we graduate.  Now what?  We have been taught all these years that we now have two choices: 1) go on to college or 2) get a job.  Most choose college because we don’t just want a job, we want a good job.

Let’s remember what a job is….a paid position of regular employment.  If you are employed you are working for someone else.  If you have a “good” job, hopefully you are provided with health insurance, vacation days, sick days and even retirement.  AAh, retirement.  What a wonderful thing to look forward to.  If you are lucky enough to work at one place or in one profession for 25 or 30 years you can retire.  TWENTY-FIVE or THIRTY years!

What does this look like?  If you have gone to college right after high school and actually graduated within the 4 year plan (HA) you are now about 20 years old.  Actually you are probably more like 22 because you spent the first year partying too much and the second year trying to make up for the first year.  Let’s be realistic.

Maybe it looks more like what my journey looked like.  I graduated from high school, went to college (just like I was supposed to), got married, dropped out of college, got a full-time job, had kids, worked, back to college, graduated with my BFA, started my career.  WAIT! HOLD ON! That’s not how life is supposed to go.  The timeline should look like this…..high school, college, career, marriage, family in that order.

Just like the game of LIFE, real LIFE never goes like that dream plan.  So, you adjust.

Occasionally LIFE offers you an opportunity.  Are you open to recognizing it?  We certainly aren’t programmed to recognize an opportunity.  What are we afraid of?  Failure?  Ridicule? Skepticism?  Why do we care about those things?  Lots of questions to answer.  Maybe it is time to realize who you are and what you can do with the opportunities that are presented to you.

Would you rather work a J-O-B for someone else or create your own destiny with an OPPORTUNITY?  You decide.

I love my job as an Art Teacher, I love to create and inspire others to create, but in the end I am tied to a 7:30 – 3:30 schedule.  What if you could take an opportunity and not be tied to that schedule or at least use the time away from the schedule to be able to afford to do things that people with Financial and Time freedom could do?  Wow! I would certainly take it.  What if you could use this opportunity to not only make extra money, but replace your full time income?  What if you loved your job and kept it plus the opportunity! WOW!

Rodan and Fields offers you the opportunity to do these things.  I am continually looking for persons with the entrepreneur mentality to join my team.  Someone who is ready to have time and financial freedom or added income to their already awesome career.

Won’t you join me?

Contact me today!

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LET’S GO!

 

 

 

God’s Guidance

30320-cc_trustingodbeach-1100w-tnSo, last Sunday January 1, 2017.  Terry and I went to church.  Now we normally go to church, but this was new,  or maybe it was old.  Let me see if I can explain.

Let me back track a few years.  Back in 2009, we resigned our position as Pastor and wife of the Cash Baptist Church in Cash, Arkansas.  A church that we had called home for 5 years.

We left, and went in search of another church.  Some place we could plug into but not necessarily be in charge of anything.  Well, 8 years and many church visits later, we still had no church home.  We attempted to go back to the church where Terry was ordained, but it just didn’t fit.  Don’t get me wrong, we were very well received, but it just didn’t feel right, again all we wanted was to feel at home.

Our friends attended another Church and had invited us to attend.  So we did.  We started out attempting to go to the service.  Terry and I were both raised in small churches.  He in a Baptist and I was raised Methodist.  So, this was definitely an adjustment for us both.  The service was extremely laid back (that’s ok), there was a band (also ok), the pastor wore fancy blue jeans (not ok), when they dimmed the lights blue stage lights appeared (also not ok).  Are we getting old or should there not be blue lights in the sanctuary?  I am going to go with both.

I like a traditional service, with traditional songs, songs that I can sing along with.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a band and modern Christian music, but can we have a mix please!

Everyone was very nice, except maybe that woman who was saving an entire pew for a special concert when there were no other seats in the entire place.  HA! I wanted to fit in, I really did, but I just didn’t.

This brings us to New Years Day 2017.

We arrived back at the Cash Baptist Church.  Not much had changed, the same folks were there, they had lost a few of the elders since we left, but basically everyone was there.  The same people complained, the same people sat in the same places as they did during our service there.  I was home, Terry was home.  We were home.

I do feel a little apprehensive about what the current pastor and his wife think of us.  We aren’t trying to come back and pastor the church, all we want is to be at home.  No one has played the piano for them since I left.  I am hoping to be allowed to play very soon.

It feels good to be home.

 

Small Business Saturday!

Mom and Pop stores, entrepreneurs, Pop-Up shops, Boutiques, Direct Sales, crafters, artists………the list can go on and on.

Support your local small businesses today.  Support your friends who are working on a dream, who are saving for a new house, paying for karate lessons, paying for dance lessons, paying for traveling sports (Lord knows I have done my share of this).  When you buy from small businesses you are keeping your friends in business.  You are letting them know that they have value that the big box stores don’t have.

Here are a few links for small businesses that I know of who I will be supporting this Christmas Season.  Buy from people who have a dream, help them achieve their dream.

Buy from me!

Buy from Audra!  

Buy from Angie! 

Buy from Susie! 

Buy from Hope! 

Buy from Samantha! 

Black Friday!

For years I worked in retail.  More specifically, the children’s department at SEARS.  Now, this was back in the early 1990s.  This was a time when the children’s department consisted of clothing from newborn to size 18, baby furniture and supplies and video games.  Black Friday was a nightmare!

Because of this nightmare, I am sitting here in my cozy little home in my comfy recliner with my cat, writing this post.  Am I going out later, yes, because it is my youngest daughter’s 20th birthday and I don’t have a gift.  Other than that, I am fairly confident that my shopping, for the most part will be done online.  There is something exciting about a package being delivered right to your door.

For all of you our there today, be safe, be kind and be generous.  Happy Shopping! May the Christmas madness begin!

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New Product

On November 2, Rodan and Fields officially launched a new product.

Lash Boost is going to change your world! I have always had short stubby eye lashes, I call them “man lashes” except for the fact that my husband has ridiculously long eye lashes.

Is this fair?  I think not! So, I started 3 days ago using my Boost! I am super excited to see results.

For a limited time (actually until supplies run out) R+F has a special Gift Set which includes Lash Boost and a mini eye cream in a super cute pouch.

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*Retail pricing $150 (You pay shipping)

**Preferred Customer pricing $135 (FREE Shipping) 

Contact me today to get yours before they are gone!

Order here! 

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Building My Team

I have signed my first consultant.  Someone who was previously a Preferred Customer.  So I lost a PC, but gained a team member! Whoop!

Now I am required to meet the 600 PSQV  goal each month.  So now I push myself.  I can do it.  I will do it.

Working on a Dream!

 

Personal Results

Last night I decided to photograph my face up close to see if I could really tell a change in my skin from when I first started using Rodan and Fields.

Since I obviously see my face everyday, it is hard to tell a dramatic difference.  I was certainly amazed!

In both photos, I have on zero (0) make up.  I did not use a filter on either photo.  In the before pic, I had washed my face with the REDEFINE regimen with the AMP MD roller which I had been using for about a week.  The after photo is a result of using REVERSE in the mornings and REDEFINE in the evenings almost every day since February.  I say almost, because there have been a handful of times that I went to sleep without washing my face (no, no, no, don’t do that! ) .

I am completely amazed at the results, I am completely impressed with these products, I am completely in love with my skin! I was proud to share this on my Facebook page!

before and after