The brain is a fun place….

You might ask why I title my blog post this but the brain is so cool in all that it can do and my reflection goes through my journey in epilepsy.  I’m not entirely sure where to begin my blog but I wanted to thank my family, friends, roommates, and coworkers who have come along this journey with me. I’ve tried a myriad of medication over the past decade all of them have helped with the seizure symptoms somewhat but not completely and they caused an additional problem. Problems ranging from sentence construction, loss of focus, headaches, crazy vivid dreams, enhanced auditory senses, nausea and loss of interest in food. I had a hard time at work and started having more seizures at work. It made my chefs and co-workers nervous around me like I was a bomb just waiting to detonate and there wasn’t anything I could do about it.

I couldn’t continue to live in fear. So in November I participated in a sleep study where my neurologist collected data on my seizures and proposed I get a new implant surgery. VNS or Vagus Nerve Stimulation implant was something I had read about in studies and had recently met a girl who was a couple years younger than me that had had the surgery and it had done wonders for her. After thinking it over I decided to go for it because in my mind there wasn’t another option. I was able to get time off work, insurance helped pay for the surgery and I found out that I was the first person in asheville to have the newest model installed and monitored in asheville.

I’m two weeks post surgery and they decided that today would be a good day to turn on the device. I was a little nervous walking into the doctors office this morning, almost an hour early for my appointment, not entirely sure what I should expect. I was led through the labyrinth, that is the doctors office, by the nurse while she rattled off the generic questions to which my answers rarely change to their biggest exam room. The nurse briefly left me in the room before my neurologist came in followed by her entourage of three other VNS reps.

Over the next few months they are going to be working on increasing my “dose” with the goal of reaching “1” for the device right now I am at .25 for 30 second intervals every 5 minutes It also reads my heart rate and if it spikes rapidly like 60-84 in 5 seconds it will send a .37 current because often times increase in heart rate is an indicator that a seizure will proceed so this feature attempts to neutralize that. Another feature is the magnets which I will keep on my person in the event where I feel like a seizure might happen or if someone sees me having a seizure they can take the really strong magnet and swipe it across my heart (where the device is implanted) and it delivers a dose twice as strong as the normal for 1 minute.

Eight hours later my comments would be sometimes it takes my breath away. I feel like had a workout today when I didn’t do a whole lot. Sometimes it makes me cough of suddenly intake air. Sometimes it feels like mild suffocation with the pressure and feels like someone took one of those cheap dry erase markers with the erasers on the cap and after it had been used for awhile rubs it up and down in the same spot on my vocal chord. Not super pleasant but I’m hoping that over time I will grow used to it and that I can be another success story. I want to look back on this year and see change. Thanks for all of your continued prayers and support!


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You can’t have one without the other

What is a business without it’s customers? It would be a building, with managers, supervisors, employees and products or services right? If you don’t have a market then what’s the point right? Well the same holds true for it works! As much as I love having new people on my team and having this business change their lives my business wouldn’t succeed! If you think 3 months is a long commitment let me show you how easy it can be!

Start an it work challenege like the triple threat weightloss challenge

3 products every month to cleanse your body of toxins, lose the weight and tighten and tone your skin! Imagine what 3 months could do for you?

3 month (90 day) program!

Lots of companies give incentive programs punch cards like buy 10 and get one free at star bucks or smoothie card at elderberries (miss that place) and varies other places that recognize that they wouldn’t be the business they are without their customers and they know they have a good product and they want to reward their customers who have chosen them as their provider. You still might be thinking 3 months buying one product a month means you’re only committing to 3 products.

If you just want to purchase one product and don’t want to pay retail pricing which can be rather steep but really can’t justify spending $100 retail for a box of wraps but don’t want to commit to an autoship you can pay a one time fee of $50 and then you get benefits of a loyal customer 45% off all future orders, perk points and FREE SHIPPING!! (i don’t even get free shipping)

loyal it pays

we appreciate our distributors but love our loyal customers so we give them free money since 1=$1 $50 after 6mths and $150 after a year.

loyal perks

Want the best of both worlds? Earn Cash, earn bonuses, get out of debt, meet new friends, have fun and reach financial freedom and freedom of time. Or support me and my business as a loyal customer?

By the way since i’ve been being more regular about my blogging I’m adding a few new topics here. I’ve started writing about my asheville adventure and my foodie reviews. I started online dating and I’ve gotten some really weird psyco emails from people and i’m going to share them to give you a few laughs. The next section is my business I’m going to do a blog or two a week about different testimonies from leaders in this company how the business and the products have changed their lives.

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Dream big!

It was that moment that I realized I made the right decision. Even though all along my friends and family questioned my decisions in the past. It all started my sophmore year in college. I met 5 girls in my dorm building. We were inseparable we had different majors but it didn’t matter we spent every moment we could studying, laughing, and havinhg fun. We were there for eachother for the day when we aced our exams and when we were nervous going on first dates. Jill decided to join It Works. She’d tried a wrap at her aunt’s wrap party.

wrap girl 7

She’d seen how the business had changed her aunt’s life giving her freedom both financially and socially. So she jumped in and naturally she wanted her best friends to join with her! She got 4 loyal customers on autoship who were exercise science majors at her school within the first week. 

She sold her individual wraps from her business kit and her wrap rewards (12 wraps at $25 apiece) to women in her sorority. After getting her fast start and her product credit her friends saw how she worked her business during class and at the cafeteria it really wasn’t a time sacrifice b/c she was already doing those things it was just adding another topic of conversation. They started thinking about their job…

Jill wasn’t even working a part time job and she was beginning to make more money than they were working 25hrs a week restocking books at the book store. They started asking themselves What if this was for real? What if I could make real money while in college? What’s the worst that could happen?

So Shelly and jane joined jill in her it works adventure. They did everything together why not this too? So Jill Had shelly, jane and her mom join as distributors Shelly also got 2 girls in her sorority to join as distributors.

and boom within 2 months jill had a ruby status in the company along with a $500 bonus, shelly had executive and 2 $100 bonus’ for helping her sorority sisters get fast start qualified in the first month! After seeing all the fun, new friends she met and freedom she was having jill started seriously thinking maybe going to law school wasn’t a good choice. That wasn’t her passion it was her dad’s passion.He was always debating things. Although she enjoyed debating she wanted to work for non profits who deal with women who have been through an abortion. Through it works she was able to do both while making a salary higher than she would have as a lawyer.

She gets to follow her passion and her dreams.

There are stories like jill’s and many other stories from distributors who have stayed with their business and done really well. For others it takes time. But if you talk about your business and believe in the products you will succeed! This business has afforded parents of special needs children to work from home and take care of them. Single parents who can’t pay for daycare but can’t afford to be home with their kids. College students like jill in the story pay for college and make their dream a reality.

A little about our company. We are a debt free company which means we can afford to pay our distributors crazy bonuses! What company doesn’t make you stay with them for a year before deciding to give you a bonus? They are taking the top earners and fastest team builders on a cruise. 1,500 to leaders in the company all on a cruise.

If this at all resonates within your soul. Wanting to live in freedom. Then contact me! 

Check out my products and ask questions. Even if you think it’s not for you right now there’s no harm in asking about it!

Building a Business

I’ve been building my It Works business! I’ve been well, an adventure. I knew things were getting ready to change in my life but I didn’t know when. I knew I wanted to try some of the it works products mainly the facial line to get my face clear and healthy (which I achieved). I knew I wanted community and most importantly I wanted to transfer to the grove park inn in asheville, NC. Well I decided that the time was now. It works was having a double good bonus so I could earn $1,000 in the first couple months with the help of a few friends or curious strangers. Why not spend my free time learning the business and enjoying great products while making money and still enjoying working the fast pace of the kitchen? So I spent the $99 to join the party! I got my business builder kit which came with the it works news magazine, 2 product catalogs, blitz cards and a box of those crazy body wrap things which I could sell for $25 apiece or use them on myself to get great before and after pictures. After a couple days of unaswered messages or people just blowing me off entirely I started to get discouraged maybe I wasn’t cut out for this? How long does it take for me to know if I’m a success or a failure? One thing people have told me is that it’s not up to me to convince people the products convince people, pray for your business, for your customers and for your distributors and remember that some people reach their goals over night others take a bit of time but you will get there so keep working at it! My first Goal was to reach 4 loyal customers in 30 days. Loyal customers are people who say “yes I want to try 1 or more of it works products for 3+ months in a row or pay a $50 membership fee” The cool thing about this membership is you get 45% of retail pricing and you actual pay the same rate as distributors pay for products! You also earn perk points to apply toward free products in the future! My next Goal is to Reach executive rank where I can make $300 mth In order to do that I need 2 people to join the party too! Start on this adventure with me. Most people don’t stay at one rank for long so I’m hoping to make it to ruby sooner rather than later hit a few level bonuses along the way ;).  I love this company for several reasons: 1. it’s a christian company that makes it easy for their distributors to make money and they also freely give back. 2. Their products Really work 3. The products don’t just target one demographic they target those who are healthy, those that want to be healthy, those who want to lose weight, the hardworking stressed out people and everyone in between. 4. They can turn a business you build in your spare time into one that pays you like it’s your full time job. 5. It allows people to spend time doing what they love and really enjoy their god given passions.  If you’re in debt now’s the time to join! If you’re a mom and you want to spend more time with your children then now’s the time to Join! If you have tried those crazy wrap things and have gotten results then now’s the time to join! If you want to make a big impact in your health then now’s the time to join! If you want to be able to give to a charity or someone you feel passionate about, then now’s the time to join! So what are you waiting for?

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