Archive for August, 2009

Laundry for the Mind

Most of the world needs some laundry for the mind – cleaning out of the things holding us back and filling it up with clean, fresh thoughts.  I’m definitely one of those people.

The other day Mentoring for Free had its weekly Mental Cleanse call.  Actually, there are 2 calls, one at 3:00 pm EST and one at 8:00 pm EST.  I try to get on both, and was only able to be on part of the earlier call because of my lunch schedule.

Why do I get on the calls?  I need them.  I do my Think and Grow Rich lessons for each chapter and I have only one view.  I learn so much from other people’s views and lessons.  I always have at least one Ah-Ha moment.  Something always comes clear to me that wasn’t clear to me before.

Take, for instance, April Page’s lesson.  Part of it was wrapped around the phrase A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.

“As I think on it, I believe that statement is also what kept me in the wrong network marketing company for 2 ½ years.  Because I had a misunderstanding of what this statement truly means.

I felt that if I left, or found another company I would be quitting, losing, admitting defeat.  But that wasn’t the case, it’s like hill said Thomas Edison “failed” ten thousand times before he perfected the incandescentelectric light bulb.

That is–he met with temporary defeat ten thousand times, before his efforts were crowned with success.  And that’s what I have to think on, my temporary defeat, lead me to pray for answers, and as I looked I found Mentoring For Free.

Hill says, when defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.  If you give up before your goal has been reached, you are a “quitter.”

That’s what MFF has done for me, it allowed me to accept my temporary defeat as a signal that my
plans were not sound, because of the education I received, I realized I wasn’t in a 5 pillars company.

Therefore I had a bad foundation for a plan.  Once I understood from Michael and Judith that my LACK of success was not MY FAULT.

It rekindled that desire and allowed me to be able to take ACTION and set sail aboard the SS MFF
toward my coveted goal.  That is when I became a winner, and now as long as I participate, follow
the MFF recipe, and listen to the brilliance, wisdom and knowledge that is shared in the mastermind group and in MFF, my efforts will be crowned with success and I will NEVER be a QUITTER!

Because everything I need is right here with MFF.”

Thanks, April.

Well, I wish I hadn’t stayed 8 years with my first MLM company.  I didn’t know about Mentoring for Free.  I thought my lack of success was my fault.  I’m not a quitter, but I was certainly banging my head against the wall.  Guys and gals, that really hurts.  What a waste of years.

Anyway, without the big picture, not being a quitter can be a trap.  I needed a better foundation and a better plan.

Like April, I’m in the right place now.

Thank you Mentoring for Free, Michael and Linda Dlouhy, Richard Dennis, and my good friend Monica Karge, who led me there.

If you want to know more about the Mental Cleanse or how to plug into it, just let me know.  You never know, the winner you save may be you.

Wishing you beneficial laundry for the mind,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer

Today I Am a Winner!

Today at my job we had what we call a “Town Hall”, which we have every quarter of the year for my particular department.  It keeps us up to date and gives us a glimpse into the future.  And at the end of some of them we play games to keep it interesting.  Today the game was Are You Smarter than a 4th Grader

Now, I haven’t seent the TV show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader and it was shortened in the interest of time.  I caught on pretty quickly.  I think I’m smarter than a 4th grader…

Anyway, when we entered the meeting room we all received a raffle ticket and the other half went into the hat.  After the informational part of our meeting a panel was chosen by picking tickets out of the hat and 5 brave people went up to be the assist panel.  I was the 3rd and last contestant.  I was looking at my ticket when my number was called.  I wasn’t expecting one way or the other.

So, a bit nervous (when did that ever stop me in front of people!), I went  up next to the emcee and chose Andrew for my assist panel buddy – which was a good thing.  I needed him for the name of the town from the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which was not a story I’ve ever read.

But I knew all the other answers except for the last one.  I knew that a pint was more than 10 ounces, that an irregular rectangle has 4 sides, that a square with an 8 inch side has a perimeter of 32 inches, that pork ribs come from a pig, etc.

The last question was one I blanked out on and did have a bit of help from the audience, as everyone wanted me to win.  It was a science question – what is the next term in the  sequence of  “kingdom, phylum, class…”  The answer is “order”, which, when I heard it I knew was right.  The team leader who came up with that told me later that she was no smarter than I but just saw a program last night that had that particular information in it. 

The upshot is that I won two more paid days off work.

I can certainly use them – probably when my mother visits from Chicago for Thanksgiving.

Now, if I hadn’t won or even been selected today, I would be happy to support the people who did.  Jealousy is one of the negative emotions and causes all kinds of havoc in a person’s life.  I’ll do a post sometime on the 8 positive emotions and the 8 negative emotions.  We need to be aware of the negative, but not have them at the forefront of our mind – we just need to be aware of them so other people cannot “push our buttons”.  We need to keep the positive emotions in the forefront of our mind all the time so that our actions are based on them and that makes us attractive with positive energy.

So, either way, today I am a winner.  Wishing you are also a winner today and every day,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer

Still Stepping Over the Poop

Well, I’m still without air conditioning upstairs in my house.  Which means that even at this late hour of 10:35 pm Pacific I am in my office sweating while I write this.

Pardon me – I think ladies perspire.  Of course there’s that old joke ” she’s no lady…”

The coil for the a.c. unit was bent, so my a.c guy ordered a new one only to find out that the factory had closed for a month or so to re-tool.

Why?

The coils were “blowing up”.  They had to redesign them and re-tool to crank them out.  So George was trying to obtain a coil from Florida, but there’s no guaranty that would work, and even replacing with a new system (mine is new and under waranty) that would work.

So, I’m getting ready for another night on the couch downstairs.  Sueño and Gracie don’t mind.

What’s the upside?

I’m saving a fortune on summer cooling costs – not cheap here in balmy AZ with a day today of 114 degrees F.

Also, I have a roof over my head, I have a job, and I have a fantastic mlm company and team.  And I still have my mother, who wants to go on another international trip.  My daughter is shortly escaping from the wilds of Nigeria, my other daughter had a great time at camp, and my son is about to fulfill his dream of moving to Israel.

Makes up for all that poop.

I have so much for which to be grateful!

Wishing you less poop and more grateful stuff,

Wendy Weber, the Singing Network Marketer

48 Years in the Same House

Today marks the 48th anniversary of my mother being in her house in the West Rogers Park area of Chicago.

I remember that day well.  I was 11 years old and it was Wednesday, August 2, 1961.  My parents took me to Margate Park (Chicago Park District) Day Camp in the morning from the Clarendon Ave. apartment building we were living in and picked me up and took me to the new house.

The new house was a townhouse, one of 5 total connected together, with one on the South end on the corner being a bigger house with a garage.  We didn’t have a garage.  My mother still parks on the street.  Almost always is there parking in front of the house, but if not, across the alley to the North or around the corner to the South nearby on that street.

This house was so luxurious to me.  It has 3 bedrooms upstairs, a living room, dining room, and kitchen downstairs, and, something mostly foreign in the Phoenix area, a basement, which at the time was not finished.

My parents had the master bedroom, I had the next largest bedroom, and my late brother Peter had the smallest bedroom.  And best of all, there was a bath and a half.  The upstairs bathroom had a tub and the one downstairs was a powder room.  Still, we came from only one bathroom.  This was awesome!

The most interesting story about that day was that our cat  Tawny, a medium sized tawny-colored striped tabby, was so scared by the movers that he climbed up into the fake chimney in the apartment living room.  My mother was finally able to coax him out with food after everyone else had gone.  I guess that caused her some concern, but all was well in the end.

Tawny was a cat who liked the outdoors.  But he didn’t do that for a few days in the new house.  He hid out in the basement in the folding bed, only coming out for food.  After he got the lay of the land you never saw a happier creature – the new area had lots more grass and shrubs to explore and he made himself at home in no time.

No pets there, now.  My brother and my father are gone, but my mother says they’ll take her out with her boots on.  My cousin keeps suggesting she sell up and go to an assisted living place.  But my mother still takes care of the house, with assistance for some of the heavy stuff.  She drives, does her own shopping and cooking, has all kinds of activities with Temple and her friends and sometimes with family.  She keeps well.  Thanks, Mom.

48 years!  That’s what I expect out of my network marketing company – and longer.  It has a 100-year plan.  Just keep on doing the right thing with course corrections as needed, as my mother has done, distributors first.  I might even be around to see 48 years – and be paid for it!

Happy Moving Birthday.

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer.

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