Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Top 3 Reasons People Fail at a Home Business

What are the reasons that a countless number of people fail at a home business? Why is it that you fail at a certain home business that you know other people are successful in? I’m sure there are other reasons other than the 5 that I have listed but I believe these reasons are why my own success was blocked!

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” Robert Kiyosaki

Here are 3 reasons I feel that so many people fail no matter what work at home business opportunity they choose to promote.

1. GOALS: Goals are goals for a reason and if you don’t set them you never know what direction you are moving in!  They also allow you to see what you have accomplished once you reach your goals… but don’t forget to always set new goals once old ones are achieved!

2. PATIENCE:  You must have a good amount of patience for a home business to become successful.  There are no proven quick and easy ways to build a business in one day!  You have to work at it and with that work requires a lot of patience!  Also you cannot just assume it is not going to work and give up; you need to stay at it for a while and give it your all.  Jumping around from business to business is never a good thing.  If you have exhausted all of your family and friend resources who is left to join you in a meaningful opportunity?

3. ACTION:  You will never succeed unless you take action!  You have to know what is out there and use it to your full ability.

I'm sure there are more but once you set your mind to something you need to stick with it!  I jumped all over the place and now have found the company that I want to be involved with!  To view it please log onto My Website

Monday, April 11, 2011

Top 10 reasons to work at home with me!

Ten Great Reasons to Work from Home

Do you dream of working from home? Are you considering making that change and having the flexibility to spend more time doing the things you love? It's becoming more and more common as people explore options like telecommuting and starting their own home-based businesses. Here are the reasons I started building my business at home!

1—The rising cost of fuel!  This can be a huge expense, not only in dollars but also in your time and the wear and tear to your car!  To put into plain terms: assume you commute 30 minutes per day, that saves you eleven hours per month, or 132 hours per year not to mention the cost of gas and miles you would put onto your vehicle.

2—If you have a phone and a computer with internet access you have it all!  You can be almost as connected from your house as you can from any office. Also you have a portable office so if you want to get work done, say while your child is playing at a great play cafe you can bring your work with you! 

3—Decreased clothing costs. You really can get away with one good outfit of your choice and a few separates since you’ll only be “dressing up” for meetings. The typical work from home outfit: sweats (shorts in summer) and a t-shirt. A week’s worth of work from home outfits at any good discount store: $60 USD. Some people profess to get professionally dressed just as if they were going to the office, but that just seems silly to me.

4—Increased productivity. There are no co-workers dropping by to gossip about dating, dieting or drinking dilemmas. Of course, you need to refrain from too much facebook, myspace, twitter etc but it is easier to ignore an email or a status update than it is to dodge an obnoxious co worker.  Another bonus is that there are no pointless meetings where you have to wait for late comers or for the presenter to prepare at the last minute! With online meetings, email and the phone, you may find you don’t need meetings at all.

5—Childcare is cheaper. Depending on the age of your children and the nature of your work, you may still need a babysitter, but probably not full-time.

6—Lunch is cheaper and healthier! Leftovers make great, easy lunches. You save money and even if you’re not a great cook, it’s usually better than fast food or snack machine offerings.

7—Tax Benefits.  You can write off many things from traveling expenses to everyday home bills like utilities, internet, phone, etc. Your Home Office is within your home, which allows you to have these Tax Benefits. You will want to make sure you consult with a Tax Expert for more details on how this works.

8—Chores can be done! During work breaks you can throw in a load of laundry, unload the dishwasher, water the garden. Of course, you have to avoid the impulse to clean and cook and wander around the house aimlessly, but usually after week one, you learn to separate work duties from home duties pretty easily.

9—Sodas or waters don’t cost an obscene amount. Your refrigerator never takes your money or gives you Mountain Dew when you wanted Water. Coffee is your special flavor and does not taste like mud.

10—FREEDOM!  In most cases you get to set your own hours and work when you want to work. You can work when you are most energetic, whether that’s 10 am or 10 pm. You can take off to run errands or go see your kid’s school play.

Of course there are disadvantages to working at home as well.  Some people are simply not motivated enough and just cannot do it. Some require much more socialization than working from home allows. Some people don’t have the space or equipment to create a work area in their homes. It all depends on the individual circumstances. But, if you long to work from home, explore your options. Small business ownership is great but not the only way to work from home anymore. You may even be able to create a work from home opportunity with your current job. Do your research and present a great plan to the powers that be and see what happens.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Perfect reason why you should work at home!

Vital Signs
Patterns: Long Hours May Add to Heart Trouble
Published: April 4, 2011

When assessing a patient’s risk for heart disease, doctors take into account such factors as age, cholesterol and smoking status. A new study suggests an additional measure: long working hours.

People who worked 11 hours or more per day were far more likely to develop heart trouble over a 12-year period, compared with similar subjects who worked seven to eight hours a day, the new study found. It was published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine.

In the early 1990s, British researchers examined 7,095 adults aged 39 to 62, including 2,109 women, and used the information to score each subject’s risk for coronary heart disease. About 10 percent reported long workdays.

Over 12.3 years of follow-up on average, 29 participants died of heart disease and 163 suffered nonfatal heart attacks.

Those who had reported working 10 or more hours a day were not at significantly greater risk than those who had worked less. But those subjects who had been working 11 or more hours a day were 66 percent more likely to have a heart attack or to die of one, the researchers found.

Mika Kivimaki, the paper’s lead author and a professor of social epidemiology at University College London, said it was not clear whether long working days were causing the increased risk or were simply a marker that could be used to predict risk.

But it is possible, he said, “the chronic experience of stress often associated with working long hours adversely affects metabolic processes,” or leads to depression and sleep problems.
A version of this article appeared in print on April 5, 2011, on page D7 of the New York edition.
(Taken from the NY Times)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Healthier Products in your home

Did you know that if you buy products from a regular store you are most likely bringing toxins into your home?  When I started researching the ingredients that are in common everyday products I was shocked.  Some ingredients inhibit us from releasing toxins from our bodies while others are carcinogens.

What is in those everyday products that so many Americans use?  The three top most dangerous toxic chemicals found in everyday products are:

1,4-dioxaneThe Environmental Protection Agency considers 1,4-dioxane a probable human carcinogen. (EPA, 2003). The FDA has expressed continuing concerns about 1,4-dioxane, noting its potential to contaminate a wide range of products, its ready penetration through the skin, and the evidence linking it to systemic cancer in a skin painting study (FDA 2000). FDA notes that 1,4-dioxane can be removed “by means of vacuum stripping at the end of the polymerization process without an unreasonable increase in raw material cost” (FDA 2000), but such treatment would be voluntary on the part of industry. 

Cosmetic companies tend to use phthalates because they cling to the skin to give soaps, gels, and perfume more power to stay with you for longer. Scientists at government agencies in the U.S. agree that exposure to the chemicals could cause a wide range of health and reproductive problems in people including damage to the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive systems in animal studies. A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that five percent of women between age 20 and 40 had up to 45 times more phthalates in their bodies than researchers initially hypothesized. CDC found phthalates in virtually every person tested, but the largest concentrations -- 20 times higher than the rest of the population -- were found in women of child-bearing age.  Found in nail polish, lotions and deodorants.

DEA Diethanolamine, MEA Monoethanolamine and TEA Triethanolamine
These ingredients have been restricted in Europe due to carcinogenic effects but are still used in the U.S.!  Americans may be exposed 10-20 times per day with shampoos, shaving creams and bubble baths. Animal studies have reported effects on the liver, kidney, blood, and central nervous system (CNS) from chronic oral exposure to diethanolamine.  The National Toxicology Program (NTP) reported an increased incidence of liver and kidney tumors in mice from dermal exposure to diethanolamine.   DEA is used widely because it provides a rich lather in shampoos and keeps a favorable consistency in lotions and creams. DEA by itself is not harmful but while sitting on the stores shelves or in your cabinet at home, DEA can react with other ingredients in the cosmetic formula to form an extremely potent carcinogen called nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA). NDEA is readily absorbed through the skin and has been linked with stomach, esophagus, liver and bladder cancers.

So now you know!!! READ YOUR LABELS and keep these toxins out of your home! For some GREAT All Natural, Organic and Green products please check out my website at www.AGreenOrganicLife.com