My #1 Tip For Entrepreneurs

The biggest, most important tip I can give you: Have your own product! My greatest success in network marketing came to an end after the company restructured the comp plan and made other bad decisions that led to an ousting of owners and then a takeover! Needless to say, they never consulted me. I had no control over the demise of this business. My next biggest success came to an end very abruptly when the government scared the CEO into closing the doors.  At least with the network marketing business, the income went down gradually. This one had an instant ending. Yet another successful business came to an abrupt ending when the owners moved the business out of country and that US citizens could not do business anymore.   By the way, this seems like a good time to point out my second biggest tip:   Have multiple streams of income. What opened my eyes was when I got involved with a company that sold and taught training for selling on eBay and Amazon. The brilliance about this business was that even if the company ended tomorrow, I still had my businesses and the skills I had learned. Amazon and eBay aren’t going anywhere. Poor decisions by people in charge could not affect me… and yes there has been some corporate turmoil within that business, but it doesn’t matter at all to me. This is why I am a partner, and in business with the SFM/DEA. Our products are tools and training for marketing online. If the company went away tomorrow (not likely as we’re growing exponentially), I would definitely be sad, but the tools and training will remain (unless the Internet shuts down)....

How We Got Out Of the Rat Race

I believe the biggest challenge my husband and I have had throughout our business careers was not lack of money, but lack of time. He had a great career that paid quite well, but it owned him. We never had real vacations. Even though he owned his own business as an IT contractor, the company he contracted for had to know where he was at every moment of every day, in case he was needed. He was able to work mostly from home, but he was on a very short leash. When we went on vacation, he had to work from our vacation destinations, Hawaii, the Caribbean,  Mexico, wherever, during working hours. Of course we can’t forget the late night calls to help solve a “crisis”. And don’t get me started on how this impacted his health! I watched him deteriorate into a stressed out, sad person. His annual doctor visits included time with his doctor telling him that he HAD to watch his stress because his blood pressure, among other things, were at dangerous levels. Not anymore!! It’s true that many people are searching for 2nd and 3rd streams of income to attempt to create the lifestyle they want and deserve. We get bombarded daily with potential “work from home” opportunities and truly, some of them could change your life… if that’s what you’re looking for. But that was not us… We had the income, just not the time to appreciate it. I spent years seeking the answer. I’ve been through several MLM businesses, some quite successful, some crashed and burned, but that wasn’t the answer for us....

Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude!

It’s here!! Today starts the new 21 day meditation series from Oprah & Deepak. I’ve mentioned many times how the proper mindset & focus is needed to succeed  business (and everything else!) & that meditation is a path to this. The other piece to the puzzle is having gratitude. A sense of gratitude is essential in order to receive the blessings you are working toward. This free 21 day meditation is entitled, “Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude”. This is a great meditation for beginners but equal awesome for those of experience. Click here to join us!!  https://chopracentermeditation.com/ Feel free to contact me & share your meditation experience! Happy Meditating!! Namaste,...

When Our World Falls Apart

On January 1 of this year, my world as I’ve known it…stopped. All is well, all will always be well. I love the saying “In the end, all is well…and if all is not well, it is not the end!” I am blessed. Without going into details, let’s just say we had to re-organize…everything. Our thoughts, our home, our priorities, all of it had to be re-designed. Everything had to be re-designed to fit our new paradigm. This paradigm shift was so drastic and impactful that EVERYTHING I have studied, learned and meditated on came into play in a HUGE way. I was shaken to my core.  After my morning meditations, I was back on track for the day’s activities, thank goodness. I thought I had “it” handled. I thought my life’s studies and business journey were on track…and they were. But what I found was that when life throws a curve ball, all the thinking is just that…a thought; a thought about who we are, what we are, our values, our emotions…all of it is simply a thought or a perception about AN ILLUSION. The illusion of thinking we are actually in control of a personality, a human being having a human experience..that that is really who we are. Everything we think about our lives, in a moment is shattered and all of our ideas about who we are become a BIG question. We can forget…we can forget who we are. We forget that we are actually energy, pure Source Energy having a human experience. We forget that and when we remember who we are, when we connect to our Center, we smile…we are at...

Learn to Be Laser-Focused

Being laser focused is a major trait of a successful business person. Bill Gates, Oprah, Hugh Jackman and Russell Simmons all find benefit in meditating. Here is our most recent meditation video. We hope you find it useful in your desire to control your thoughts and have the mindset for great success.  The meditation is less than 15 minutes, but such a great way to start the day laser focused and ready for creating an amazing day. Find a quiet place, sit up with your back straight, put on your headphones (if you like), take some slow deep breaths and enjoy this meditation. Directions for use: Take twice daily or as needed. 😉 Namaste. Dani  ...

Exciting news!!

As many of you know, I have a passion for meditation. When I joined the SFM/DEA community, I found that there were many like-minded people who meditate, and even more who wanted to learn to meditate. One of the huge benefits of being a member of the SFM/DEA, is that we’re given the coaching and assistance with bringing our passions forward. What do we really want to do? How do we want to contribute to our world? What kind of an impact do we truly want to have with our brothers and sisters around the globe? The answers to these questions and more become evident with the journey in the SFM/DEA. Another amazing member and I have a dream about the possibility of global meditation and world peace. Do you know that studies have shown that meditation in very large groups can lower the crime rate in that area by about 15%?  Do you know about the benefits of lowering of suicide rates and accidents during times of meditation? Just think what might be accomplished with a global meditation! I’m excited to announce that I just hosted our first live meditation webinar for the SFM community!! It is a very exciting first step! After we’ve done a few SFM/DEA live meditations, we will then invite the public… which will include a personal invitation to you. Until then, I have placed a video meditation on YouTube which is exactly the same as we used Monday, so I could share the meditation with you. The meditation is less than 15 minutes long and can be used daily or at any time you feel the need to center yourself. This meditation includes music infused with energy to help you meditate more easily, and a yantra (symbol to loosely...
All I Really Want To Do

All I Really Want To Do

  So this is going to be something of a rant…hopefully it will inspire you. I was sitting at dinner with a social media marketing colleague who was in town on business. (It was SOOOOO great to see him!!) We were talking about our businesses, the SFM/DEA, online marketing, digital marketing, internet marketing, working from home, etc., etc., etc. At one point he asked me about my passion for our business, and what it was that I love about it, or don’t love about it. I didn’t hesitate. I said, “All I really want to do is write about meditation. I want to let people know how it can change their lives, how they can be happier and more at peace with meditation. I want to share with them how it helps me and so many others to live more prosperously!” He laughed and laughed. He asked me why I don’t just do that. Well, in reality, it IS what I do. And the truth is, I get to do just that because of my internet marketing business. I help others achieve their dreams while teaching meditation. Then, another like-minded friend and I were having a conversation about being our authentic selves. She said she just wanted to make money being herself. I also laughed and told her, “You can! That’s what I do!” She is one of the coolest, brightest people I know. What she has achieved, she could teach others. I get to live my life being my authentic self, doing what I love, talking about what I want to talk about, and helping others who want...

3 Reasons Small Business Owners Should Market Through Social Media

“Social Media” has been around since the ’90s and we’ve come a long way since MySpace, haha. There are over 3 billion internet users in the world with 280 million in the U.S. alone! It’s no wonder that the social media world is so huge. There are almost 900 million daily Facebook users, with many people logging in in the wee hours before they’re even out of bed! As an online marketer, it is so important to understand the hype social media has created. It is vital and an absolute necessity that we engage! It is by far one of the world’s most important resources to promote your brand. We have 3 powerful reasons to get on board and establish your business presence using social media. 1. Believe it or not, your target audience is on social media It is amazing that small business owners continue to believe that their audience isn’t on social media. They still think it is used only by teens and college students!  74 percent of adults online use social media. Facebook leads the way, with 71 percent of adults using a Facebook profile. Pinterest and LinkedIn are the next most used social media channels by online adults, with 28 percent of the population on each of these sites. As an online marketer, it cannot be overstated how important social media marketing is. 2. Our audiences are probably using more than one social media site In a 2014, the company Pew Research found that 52 percent of online adults use more than 1 social media site. This is a 10 percent increase from 2013. In the end, creating only a company Facebook page is probably not enough to reach your audience. 3. Your audience wants to build a relationship...
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