10 Ways to Be More Productive

10 Ways to Be More ProductiveBelow are 10 ways to be more productive in your daily work:

Establish a regular routine.

Do a daily brain dump by writing down all the ideas, thoughts, tasks that pop to mind.  Write them all down and then sort them later so that your mind is clear to begin your day.  Some people do this as a journal upon awakening.

Understand your own body’s timetable with high-energy periods devoted to creative tasks and low energy periods in which to do mundane chores.

Prioritize tasks over a week’s schedule allocating the high-energy periods effectively.

Batch similar tasks such as checking and answering emails, filing, driving errands.  Try not to let these batch able tasks pop up while focusing on more important things.

Take breaks, socialize and let your brain decompress.

When you don’t have the energy to take on a big task, make a 5-minute list – things you can do in a short time when your energy is low to reduce the To-Do list.

Try not to multi-task as the brain works better when it is focused on a task.

Make your routine more fun by adding music or meeting or working in a park or in a coffee shop.

Use creative procrastination to evaluate whether or not some tasks really need to be addressed, as some things take care of themselves over time.

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Intermittent and planned stimulation can help to keep you on track.

Coffee is good for a short time, but too much can be detrimental to concentration.  Different types of music for different tasks, including relaxation, is useful and enjoyable as is a glance at the newspaper, listening to a radio program during the 5-minutes tasks or drinking a healthy juice drink between goals or tasks.  Keep a pad of paper handy to capture ideas for later consideration.  Look these over at the start of the day and write about them as you brain dump into a journal.  Keep the juices flowing and harnessed to keep on track, enjoy your work and be as productive as possible.  Don’t forget to take some time off and fully decompress be it beach, mountains, or in the backyard with good books! Don’t forget these 10 Ways to Be More Productive.

Write them down.

To your success!

Marde Ross

Marde Ross

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Time Slows Down as We Learn New Things

Time Slows Down as We Learn New Things

Time Slows Down as We Learn New Things

As we age, time seems to go quicker and quicker.  In fact, it actually does.  Recently, I read that time slows down as we learn new things, especially when it is something that requires sustained effort.  Do something new and something that can help you with retirement or getting out of your necessary but dull job.

Richard A. Friedman* wrote in the New York Times that because of this effect, we might squeeze more out of life.  And what if we could add creativity and another income stream at the same time?

“It’s simple: if you want time to slow down, become a student again. Learn something that requires sustained effort; do something novel. Put down the thriller when you’re sitting on the beach and break out a book on evolutionary theory or Spanish for beginners or a how-to book on something you’ve always wanted to do. Take a new route to work; vacation at an unknown spot. And take your sweet time about it.”

In order to start an on-line business whether it is an existing brick and mortar business or a new idea based on your interests and talents, there are a number of things to learn.  Building your own website is challenging and interesting and keeps you free of having to rely on someone else to make even modest changes (prices or description for example).  Blogging is fun and expands your horizons and contacts and attracts people to your business.   There is so much to learn and it is very doable!

There are any number of businesses that stem from your interests and background including giving professional advice and selling products like E-Books and video instructions series.  Or How-To series on an infinite array of topics that can help people who are searching on-line for the help and information.  Reach down inside and find areas that you can expand upon, increase your knowledge about and attract others to work/play with you.  You can sculpt your life into a new form.

One of the most applicable areas is in the realm of MLM (Multi-Level Marketing). The world is full of these kinds of companies – more than you imagine – and when you run out of family and friends to whom to offer your opportunity, you quickly find out how valuable it is to have them find you on-line and come to you.

I encourage you to challenge yourself and shed your day job if you are frustrated and trapped in an unfulfilling situation and want more creativity, interaction with other people and income.

Join me in learning something new and helpful!  Sign up for my introduction to blogging and web site creation and get my free E-Book called “Easy Blog Set-Up” and start to add a new chapter to your life.  Slow down the clock and speed up the change in your life!

*Richard A. Friedman is a professor of clinical psychiatry and the director of the psychopharmacology clinic at the Weill Cornell Medical College.

To your success!

Marde Ross

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What is Attraction Marketing?

 

What is Attraction Marketing?

Ann Seig: The most successful teacher of Attraction Marketing in the U.S.

People are asking ” What is Attraction Marketing? “

Historical means of advertising in print, television, radio are fading in importance and what is taking their place is internet marketing and a technique that “pre-qualifies” your prospect so that they find you when they want what service or product you are selling.

This technique is of great use to MLM marketers, multi-level marketers, who used to chase their family, friends, acquaintances and finally strangers or anyone they come face to face with!  How exhausting that old technique is after initial success, and it finally peters out as does the seller’s energy in most cases.

Enter the New Technique!

Now there is nothing easy about setting up this elegant system but with some internet classes and coaching, it is doable.  In fact, I read and studied everything I could and after 2 months had the basics set up and a brand new website and blog called marderossmarketing.com.  I took a break and then hit the computer again and after a total of 4 months had everything working including writing a short and free E-Book about setting up a blog.

Here is how the Learning Process  Works:

1.  You set up a website around yourself so that people can get to know you, trust you, and want to work with you.  You will have to study WordPress or sign up for a class as it can be very daunting!

2.  You must blog frequently and write original content rather than copying verbatim from other blogs or artices you might find on the web.  Google is so smart that they can tell when you are copying or trying too hard to put in “SEO” tags (search engine optimization) but that expertise comes later on.

3.  You will learn the process of building a “Sales Funnel” and this is the machine that makes magic happen for you.  Every stage takes precise set-up but when you are finished, you will have an automatic machine working for you 24 hours a day and people will find you!

4.  You will write, buy or invent something you can give away for free in order to build an email list of your prospects in exchange for their fillling out you form.

5.  You will find other people doing the same building that you are and for many, many different purposes.  I am building a sales funnel to use on Marde Ross & Company which has taken my 28 year old company forward, for example, and another website to introduce the concept of Attraction Marketing, marderossmarketing.com.   For recruiting people in India to position themselves as “First Movers” in India when Shaklee comes to India in 2014, I have built BestMLMInIndia.com to help people learn this technique in advance, in order to race ahead of their competition.

The best person to teach Attraction Marketing, and the person I have been a student of the subject with is Ann Seig from Minneapolis, Minnosota.   She has learned about MLM from years of struggle and then her son and she built a large and family like company to teach others about what they developed.  If you listen to this video, you will understand just how powerful Attraction Marketing can be and you can get her whole system and read her book, The Attraction Marketer’s Manifesto for a very small price.  You can chose to continue with her program or cancel and keep the materials, but I very much recommend continuing.

What is Attraction Marketing?

The Attraction Marketer’s Manifesto

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To your success!

Marde Ross

Marde Ross


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Keep Learning and Growing Throughout Your Life

5 ways to Keep Learning and Growing Throughout Your Life

1) Keep Trying New Things
Hobbies are one of the most important sources of juice for creative people. Good ideas
come from tinkering and applying new interests. The qualities of quickness of mind and curiosity like those of Benjamin Franklin in the United States and Leonardo di Vinci in Europe, were prevalent in these two most amazing innovators. They all had many hobbies.  As you play and participate, you learn.  It is said that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert, so keep playing!

2) Don’t Fear Failure
If you cannot fail, you lose the opportunity to learn. Failure or error often creates a path that leads you  into a new direction.  It builds a new basis  from which to view the problem. Try and try again but adjust after each failure to succeed at the task.  Exploring new approaches leads to new information and a burst of new ideas.  Mistakes are just part of the process of forcing exploration and sparking creativity.

3) Make a Supportive Environment
The most effective way to change your behavior over the long term is to cultivate your environment and the most important thing in your environment is supportive friends. When it comes to learning, a good mentor is invaluable. Advice from Daniel Coyle’s book “The Little Book of Talent”:

1) Avoid Someone Who Reminds You of a Courteous Waiter
2) Seek Someone Who Scares You a Little
3) Seek Someone Who Gives Short, Clear Directions
4) Seek Someone Who Loves Teaching Fundamentals
5) Other Things Being Equal, Pick the Older Person

4) Focus on the Long Term
Deciding you’re committed for the long-term rather than the short-term, dramatically increases chances for progress and improvement.

5) Make It Fun
Fit new things in to your life and habits and make them enjoyable. Playing and learning are not opposites. In fact, playing is the most natural way to learn and it invigorates and charges the imagination, it creates a low-risk format for finding and developing innate skills and talents, and gives opportunities for social interaction and helps keep us optimistic.  We need to play.

Join me in learning Attraction Marketing which will open up many doors and opportunities to engage with interesting people who are working on ideas for growth, income and making a difference in people’s lives.  Progress is based on information and in getting that information out to others.

My free E-Book will be of help!
To your success!

Marde Ross

Marde Ross

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Leucine, the Amino Acid that Stimulates Muscle Growth

Leucine, the amino acid that stimulates muscle growth is an interesting food component. Leucine is found in the listing of foods below and also has the added benefit of helping to reduce hunger pangs while dieting which sometimes has the effect of causing unwanted muscle loss as well as the desired fat loss.  I can also attest to the hunger pangs also associated with dieting!

Leucine, the Amino Acid that Stimulates Muscle Growth

Leucine Molecule

The table below shows the food that contain significant amounts of this amino acid:

Leucine, the Amino Acid that Stimulates Muscle GrowthThe reason I am presenting this information is that this is an important ingredient in the Shaklee 180 Turnaround Diet, in that it stimulates muscle growth and lessens hunger, and so adds winning benefits to this diet.

I have been working out with a trainer for many years and he has had me increasing the weight that I can press, squat and dead lift.  My strength is steadily increasing even though I have been dieting with the 180 Turnaround Diet.  It must the be Leucine that is protecting me from loss of strength while dieting.

Here are the ingredients of the powder additive in the 180 Diet:

  • 24 grams of hunger fighting protein *
  • 6 grams of fiber
  • Powered by LeucineTM
  • 23 vitamins and minerals
  • Non-GMO soy protein
  • Low glycemic. GI Value: 37
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives added
  • Gluten free, lactose free

* Delivers 24 grams of protein when prepared as directed.

If you are considering dieting, I suggest that you try this diet. You can find it here on my  Shaklee website and also become a distributor (in China since 2009 and going into India in fall of 2014).  

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To your success!

Marde Ross

Marde Ross

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The Shaklee Turnaround 180 Diet is Delicious

I started the 180 Turnaround Diet a couple of months ago and for one reason or another got side tracked as we do with a trip here and there and delicious dinner parties.  Staying on the diet, as with any diet, was difficult.

I love Chocolate,
but there are five flavors:  Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Cafe Au Lait, and Whey Vanilla.  The first four are made of soy.

The Shaklee Turnaround 180 Diet is Delicious

The Shaklee Turnaround 180 Diet is Delicious!

My favorite of the 5 flavors is chocolate and this doesn’t surprise me in the least!  I have tried the strawberry that is my daughter and her husband’s favorite especially with blended in fresh strawberries, but it isn’t chocolate.  One of my sons likes the vanilla and maybe he adds things to that, but I have found a couple of wonderful combinations with the chocolate flavor.

First, the flavor itself is a little nutty.  It is made of soy so there is no chocolate in it, but it tastes interesting and a little like chocolate.  Later I added a spoonful of peanut butter (mine had chunks in it) and blended it in a “Magic Bullet” that I had purchased at Target. When my daughter took me to a presentation at the Shaklee headquarters, I found more recipes, and she tried the half a banana mixed in and it is a delight!  Ice cubes make it even better, she says, but my Magic Bullet really isn’t strong enough to crush the ice so use a big blender if you need to have that additon.

Today, I had the whole combination twice but the second time, I also added cold coffee that was left over from breakfast in the refrigerator.  That was fabulous too and didn’t add any calories and increased the volume a little.  I haven’t been hungry in the slightest, so I’m hoping that I can keep up this routine and keep hunger at bay until the weight is off by my target date in September.

Did I say that, “The Shaklee Turnaround 180 Diet is Delicious?”  It is also nutritious.

  • 24 grams of hunger fighting protein *
  • 6 grams of fiber
  • Powered by LeucineTM
  • 23 vitamins and minerals
  • Non-GMO soy protein
  • Low glycemic. GI Value: 37
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives added
  • Gluten free, lactose free

* Delivers 24 grams of protein when prepared as directed.

If you would like to become a customer or a distributor, here is the website where you can buy from me or join our team.  We are eagerly pursuing distributor prospects in India where Shaklee opens in September of 2014.

Click Here to Access

Get going!
And don’t forget to download my free E-Book on starting a blog like this one to attract your own customers for this or any other business you might be thinking of.

To your success!

Marde Ross

Marde Ross

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Spread the Health with Vitalizer for Men and Women!

Spread the Health with Vitalizer for Men and Women!

Vitalizer Men is formulated with key nutrients to help meet the specific health needs of today’s healthy, active man including benefits for the following:

  • Heart health—with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E
  • Prostate health—with more lycopene, plus zinc**
  • Immune health—high in vitamins C and D, plus zinc
  • Physical energy—high in all eight essential B vitamins
  • Joint health—high in vitamin C, plus manganese
  • Muscle function—with more magnesium, plus calcium**
  • Digestive health—with probiotics
  • Healthy blood pressure—with omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium

Every Vitamin + Minerals Your Body Needs

  • Bio-optimized nutrients for optimum absorption
  • High potency to fuel your body’s most vital functions
  • 100% or more of the Daily Value of all vitamins
  • All eight essential B vitamins, including biotin
  • Higher levels of vitamin D3, the most potent form of vitamin d

Most Powerful Antioxidant Spectrum*

  • Helps protect cells, tissues, and organs against aging*
  • Superior protection against free radical damage*
  • Full-spectrum vitamin E from all eight natural forms
  • 26 antioxidants working together to augment your body’s antioxidant network*
  • New triple-berry blend, an exclusive source of polyphenols

All 7 Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Help reduce the risk of heart disease**, also promotes brain and joint health*
  • High potency EPA and DHA
  • Ultra-pure, pharmaceutical grade
  • Contains natural fish oil derived from small, cold-water fish
  • Certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea

Guaranteed Superactive Probiotics

    • Support healthy digestion and immunity*
    • Extensively studied active cultures
    • Patent-pending delivery system

There is also a women’s version of the Vitalizer and it is shown below: Spread the Health with Vitalizer for Men and Women!

Spread the Health with Vitalizer for Men and Women!

Vitalizer Women is formulated with key nutrients to help meet the specific health needs of today’s healthy, active woman including benefits for*:

  • Bone health—high in calcium and vitamins D and K
  • Breast health—with more vitamin D**
  • Heart health—with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E
  • Immune health—high in vitamins C and D, plus zinc
  • Physical energy—high in all eight essential B vitamins
  • Reproductive health—high in folic acid, iron, and calcium
  • Digestive health—with probiotics
  • Healthy hair, skin, and nails—with vitamins A and C, plus biotin and omega-3 fatty acids

Every Vitamin + Minerals Your Body Needs

  • Bio-optimized nutrients for optimum absorption
  • High potency to fuel your body’s most vital functions
  • 100% or more of the Daily Value of all vitamins
  • All eight essential B vitamins, including biotin
  • Higher levels of vitamin D3, the most potent form of vitamin d

Most Powerful Antioxidant Spectrum*

  • Helps protect cells, tissues, and organs against aging*
  • Superior protection against free radical damage*
  • Full-spectrum vitamin E from all eight natural forms
  • 26 antioxidants working together to augment your body’s antioxidant network*
  • New triple-berry blend, an exclusive source of polyphenols

All 7 Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Help reduce the risk of heart disease**, also promotes brain and joint health*
  • High potency EPA and DHA
  • Ultra-pure, pharmaceutical grade
  • Contains natural fish oil derived from small, cold-water fish
  • Certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea

Guaranteed Superactive Probiotics

  • Support healthy digestion and immunity*
  • Extensively studied active cultures
  • Patent-pending delivery system

See what Oprah says about Shaklee:   Oprah Introduces the Owners of Shaklee What are you waiting for?  Join me as a distributor for Shaklee products including Vitalizer:

Click Here to Become a Distributor

Best,
Marde Ross

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What’s the Absolutely Best Advice You Have Been Given?

recent Reddit thread asked users

What's the Absolutely Best Advice You Have Been Given?

What’s the Absolutely Best Advice You Have Been Given?

“What’s the absolutely best advice you’ve ever been given?” 
“Only pack what you can carry yourself.”

“It doesn’t matter if you spend 1000 hours practicing if you’re doing it wrong – all you learned is how to do it wrong.”      

“Be friends with people who own boats.”

“If you blame it on someone else, don’t expect it to get better.”

“Never drink to feel better, only drink to feel even better” 

“Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” – Mark Twain

“Try not to take anything personally. No one thinks about you as much as you do.”

“If you want to remember something, write it down.”

“When you’re wrong, admit it. When you’re right, be quiet.”

 “Figure out what you love to do, and then figure out how to get someone to pay you to do it.”

There are 3 rules for having plans.

      1. Always have a plan.   
      2. Your plan isn’t going to work    
      3. Be Flexible

My Personal Favorite:
        “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. ‘Do your worst, for I will do mine!’ Then the fates will know you as we know you” – Via The Count of Monte Cristo
 
Regrets of the Dying:

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

There are several items of advice that feed right into why you can use Attraction Marketing to give yourself financial independence and a sense of well being that is unique to entrepreneurs.  Take some time and investigate by beginning with my Easy Blog Set-Up download for my free E-Book.  You will find that putting yourself “out there” and asking for what you want will bring it in and in the ways you hope for.  Get to work!  You can convert any interest and any need into doing what you want to do.

Best!
Marde Ross

 
 
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Calling India! Find Shaklee Distributors and Succeed Beyond Your Dreams

Calling India!  Find Shaklee Distributor and Succeed Beyond your Biggest Dreams!

One of favorite stories about success in MLM marketing is about the luck of an older woman finding a super salesperson in her Shaklee line.   The person she found was a Philippian who not only knew a very large number of people, but signed them up to sign up their friends, family and whoever she could and made that older woman very rich!

Calling India!  Find a Shaklee Piranha and Succeed Beyond Your Dreams!

Hello! Want to Find Me?

Special Recruiting Technique for Distributors

This illustrates a special technique of finding someone who is in an ethnic pocket (this salesperson was found in a Western country) who is aggressive and part of a large social community, this can blossom into an exciting opportunity to sign up many associates and distributors.  It would seem that there might not be much competition from other marketers in such a community.

I’ve thought a lot about this, as I have a lot of friends, but they are not interested in MLM marketing as they have no need but are customers of the product.  I am learning and implementing Attraction Marketing to recruit interested people to learn and to join others in cultivating interest on-line for finding actual distributors.  With the tools we have today and some learning to put them into effect, it is possible to give up the face to face sell to friends and family who run out quickly, and let interested parties come to you as you are coming to me.

Buy Shaklee Products or Become a Distributor

Learn Attraction Marketing through Me

I will help you to learn what you need to know about setting up a blogging site like mine and start your own search for like-minded people who want to earn extra income and expend the techniques possibly into other efforts.  Download my free E-Book and get started on the learning process.


You can see my other business at mardeross.com that sells flowering bulbs and peonies.

I should add that Shaklee is not a pyramid as a distributor does not have to buy any product in advance but receives commissions on what their recruits buy on-line.

Join me today as a Shaklee Distributor and start building your business,

Join me today as a Shaklee Distributor and start building your business, you can select a distributorship for $49.99 or a Fast Track to Director for one of the Gold Packages

Calling India!  Find Shaklee Distributors and Succeed Beyond Your Dreams

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Indian Distributors Wanted for Shaklee in India – September 2015

Indian Distributors Wanted for Shaklee in India – September 2015

Indian Distributors Wanted for Shaklee in India - September 2014

Whoever joins the Shaklee team early will have a “First Mover” advantage in the line of networking Shaklee products for an ideal population of customers in India.  Here are some reasons why Shaklee will find a receptive clientele when it begins to offer products in India:

  • In India there are no stores devoted solely to health items.
  • In India, there is a high incidence of diabetes caused by foods enabled by prosperity.
  • In India, there is a need for a good diet product to eliminate the tendency to gain weight around the waist.
  • In India, there are young, highly intelligent Engish speaking men and women who would like to acheive economic independence.
  • In India, like elsewhere, there is a demand for beauty and cleaning supplies.

Shaklee opened in China five years ago and the “First Movers” there have made a tremendous amount of money.  Why wouldn’t India be the same in opportunity?

I can help you become part of this movement into India.  If you are in the United States, you can begin to gather people around you here or have them get ready in India to sign up their friends and family and get the work out that there is a big opportunity developing.  U.S. distributors can sponsor here and there, and the sooner you develop a “downline” the sooner you will start to develop an income stream from this business.

Indian Distributors Wanted for Shaklee in India – September 2015

Everyone can have their own website through Shaklee.  I have gone further in that I also am developing a primary website that is my very own although I too have a Shaklee website.  If you are interested in developing your own so that all your contacts remain with you as well as with Shaklee (or any other MLM company), I can help you with my free offer.  Through thus offer, you will receive my “Easy Blog Set-Up” instruction E-Book.  I will work with you and bring wonderful information to you in order for you to get moving!

Shaklee Explained on Oprah

 This could be You!  Indian Distributors Wanted for Shaklee in India – September 2015.  Join me and get in position to add a substantial income stream to yourself and your family.

Become a Shaklee Distributor Now!

 

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