Wednesday, December 31, 2008
With the dawn of the New Year we always feel motivated to do something about it. We all have good intentions and then life gets in the way of our goals.
We all know what to do, but we don’t do it! Why is that?
First we need good reasons…then, I believe we need someone to hold our hand, yet hold us accountable…someone to give us the facts and help us apply them.
Well, this year, a group of us will be trying something new. We are going to use superior products to assist us in sticking to our weight loss and energy goals and we will couple it with the accountability of a group session to keep us on track.
My name is Mindy McCortney and I am a health coach. I became a health coach to help my clients purchasing my S-Force nutritionals.
I am prepared to facilitate a group training session once a week via telephone and will also provide motivation through emails. As we progress through the month of January, you may opt to join my health coaching website that offers food and exercise trackers among many other services to help keep you on track.
We will start with small steps and new behaviors to crowd out the old negative behaviors that have kept us stuck.
I hope you will join us in our effort to shape up and ramp up our energy and passion for life! You will be exposed to great information and products and make friends along the way. Simply order your S-Force weight loss kit and send your email to be included in the group. Looking forward to meeting you.
Happy New Year! Happy New You!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Our vitamins have the required vitamin D and calcium.
Most commercially available milk is fortified with vitamin D, but most children and teens don't drink enough of it — four cups daily would be needed — to meet the new requirement, said Dr. Frank Greer, the report's co-author.
The new advice is based on mounting research about potential benefits from vitamin D besides keeping bones strong, including suggestions that it might reduce risks for cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The new advice replaces a 2003 academy recommendation for 200 units daily. That's the amount the government recommends for children and adults up to age 50; 400 units is recommended for adults aged 51 to 70 and 600 units for those aged 71 and up.
The previous two reports came from news articles and this last one (from a magazine) I found just shocking!
A recent study reported 23% of those polled would opt to spend a week in jail if it meant they could reach their ideal weight. That percentage would also shave their head for the same outcome…21% would trade 10 years of their life to be at their ideal weight.
Sylvester Stallone makes great nutrition and weight loss items I would be happy to tell you about. Feel free to contact me through my website.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Keep your brain healthy in spite of all the worries!
To follow is a list of just a few of our ingredients that are in Sylvester Stallone’s S-Force Multi-Nutrient Supplement and tonight I speak specifically about brain health.
Alpha Lipoic Acid which provides powerful antioxidant action and regenerates other important brain antioxidants including vitamins E, C and glutathione (all of which are also in our product). Alpha Lipoic Acid is absorbed from the gut and penetrates into the brain.
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) dramatically increases the body’s production of glutathione, one of the brain’s most important antioxidants.
Vitamin E exhibits profound ability to limit free radical damage in the brain. We offer mixed tocopherols which is what experts say is most effective.
Gingko Biloba directly improves brain metabolism, increases brain blood flow and provides antioxidant action.
Vitamin D-probably the most talked about currently! It may have even greater ability than vitamin E to quench brain free radicals. We have cholecalciferol-the most effective of the five forms of vitamin D. Plus we offer 1000 IU which is the optimal level.
This is a stat from Prevention magazine which I found amazing...there are 257,000 cancer deaths in 2007 linked to low vitamin D levels. They go on to say that getting enough D can relieve backaches, ward off cancer and deter diabetes.
We have 30 plus organs and 100 trillion cells in our bodies! Treat them right and order your multi today!
Feel free to contact me if you have questions!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Makeup, skin care products and other toiletries are items people continue to buy no matter what’s going on with the economy.
Global sales of these items are predicted to hit $181.5 billion this year, up 4% over 2007. Similar growth is expected over the next five years. People will be buying their cosmetics and skin care somewhere, why not from you?
If you would like to start a business that creates residual income for you, please visit my website at www.mindymccortney.com.
On CNN today it was stated that direct sales is the next hot job category!
To be successful in this business simply pick the items you are passionate about and tell others about them. It is word of mouth marketing and you are already doing it (recommending products to others) but not getting paid for it! You recommend lipstick or movies or restaurants every day…does anyone send you a check at the end of the month?
Our products appeal to a large sector (the baby boomers) interested in slowing the natural process of aging. We are in a price range that is very fair for the ingredients and levels we use. We offer great VALUE!
Now is the time to start your business. Seriesse is offering great incentive (email me for details) and we could all use some extra money for our holiday shopping!
We are a fairly new company that offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get into business with Sylvester Stallone! We offer skin care and makeup from his wife, Jennifer, and Sly offers superior, effective health-promoting products. I believe in our products and use them every day.
This is the time of year you need to be proactive about your health. Even if you don’t want to start a home-based business, you can get paid back on the products you buy for yourself.
Have a great day! Mindy
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
only until end of day Sunday, Sept. 21st.
Go to www.myseriesse.com/mindy and click on the S-Pro Power Pack to order. I use everything in this kit daily for optimum health.
We also have a great skin care kit for you. Click on End of Summer Spectacular and get over $300 in products for $129. It's buy two (our Super Creamerum duo) and get 4 full-sized items FREE!
You will be so thrilled with our products and our company stands behind them. We offer a full 45 day money back guarantee.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Researchers recently reported in an issue of Neurology that older adults whose diets include three or more weekly helpings of baked or broiled tuna and other fish high in omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to develop "silent" brain lesions that can lead to cognitive decline and vascular stroke.
Eating just one serving of fish per week also had a protective benefit. Adults in this category reduced their risk of silent brain lesions by 13%.
Eating tuna and other types of fish seems to help protect against memory loss and stroke and the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA seem to have a major role. Both are found in our Mega Omega supplement from Seriesse International (www.myseriesse.com/mindy - item # 2005P)
Fish to eat more of: tuna, salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, and anchovies. If you don't eat enough fish, then supplement!
Our Mega Omega supplement is currently on sale...buy one, get one free!
It also contains Olive Oil and Green Tea which offer spectacular benefits on their own. I take the Mega Omegas daily and my skin has never been softer...and I'm 44! I promise you there is no fishy aftertaste! To your health, Mindy
Monday, September 15, 2008
Amla Rush Concentrate (powerful, health promoting juice) #4500
Multi-Nutrient System (everything you need) #4600
Green Tea (add to water or other beverages) #4003
Mega Omega (very important supplement) #2005P
Have a happy, healthy day!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Seriesse is offering that right now while quantities last. Don't wait...go to www.myseriesse.com/mindy and click on the End of Summer Spectacular (bottom left)to order.
The Creamerum Eye and Face moisturizers are a light consistency, good for all skin types and packed with important ingredients to feed the skin what it needs to help prevent wrinkles, keep skin hydrated as we head into Fall, help fade those sun spots we got over the summer, reduce puffiness around the eyes and more! This duo normally sells at $129 by itself.
Get our #1 cleanser, the Glycolic Cleanser, a soap and oil free cleanser that really removes that top layer of dead, dulling cells. I use this morning and night every day. The Rulinea Fx is a great morning pick-me-up with it's peppermint scent, and you can use it to help fade dark spots and moisturize any skin type.
You'll also receive the Ice Age spot treatment that relaxes wrinkles with GABA and fades dark cirlces under the eyes. Now, my favorite from this group, the Celluduction, which reduces cellulite and fat pads. I get this on autoship every month and use it daily to control cellulite. I lost at least an inch in each thigh by addiing this to my daily routine.
You, of course, have a 45 day money back guarantee so don't delay. Log on now to www.myseriesse.com/mindy and get your $322 dollar kit for only $129. If you'd like to save more, ask me how to make this a business and get paid back for all of your health and beauty purchases! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Several years ago I learned about the importance of pH for optimal health. Dr. Graf takes it a step further and explains how maintaining an alkaline environment in your body can erase wrinkles and beautify your skin!
Dr. Graf says your skin mirrors your internal health and that an imbalance of pH accelerates aging and is thought to be the culprit of many degenerative and autoimmune diseases.
The more I read and study, the more I am convinced that EVERYONE should be taking our Multi, our Amla Rush concentrate, and our Green Tea Water Amplifier. To learn more, visit my website at www.mindymccortney.com or www.myseriesse.com/mindy and from the 'Shop Online' tab, look for the S-Force link.
Have a great day!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
You'll be happy to know our Age Defying Multi-Nutrient System from Seriesse and Sylvester Stallone has very high levels of B12 in it. Of course, the B
vitamins are all there and in balanced ratios!
If you are not using our S-Force items, let me give you my prescription: The Multi's are a must, along with our Amla Rush Concentrate, our S-Pro Whey Protein Powder (20 grams of protein), Green Tea Plus weight loss and energy supplement, our Mega-Omegas and our Green Tea Water Amplifiers.
I promise you will look and feel better if you get started on these right away!
Order at www.myseriesse.com/mindy
Thanks and have a great day!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Whey protein is best because it is a complete protein and contains all essential and non-essential amino acids. It is absorbed, retained and used in the body.
The human body is mainly made of protein. In the course of living, our tissues break down, wear out and must be regularly replaced and repaired. To do that, your body needs a steady supply of quality protein. This is an anti-aging treatment and a weight management tool.
We all intend to eat the right way but never do because of daily obligations. This is one way you can ensure you are doing the right thing for your body. Of course, as with everything we offer you get a full 45-day money back guarantee.
Try it today on special! Go to my site (click above left at www.mindymccortney.com) and click where it says ORDER SPRO OR POWER PACK. The power pack is the best value as you get everything you need to help your body shed pounds and feel great! I use every one of these products every day and so believe in them. Order before the end of August for the sale price and for FREE SHIPPING!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I just tried out the protein powder and it smells GREAT in the can, Dakota wanted to know what that great smell was! It smells like home-made vanilla pudding! I didn't have any ice, so I mixed it in the blender with a banana and frozen raspberries. It tastes really good and it's filling. I made it with a bottle of water, but you could really do it with half and the fruit. I have another full serving that I stuck in the freezer
Go to my website and click where it says CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE SPRO 20 AND POWER PACK. Of course, we also offer wonderful skin care and makeup too and have some great specials until the end of August.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Go to www.mindymccortney.com to learn more about the business, listen to my 3 minute recorded call and then sign in to watch Wed evening.
Your hosts will be former HSN show hosts, Barbara Marville-Kelly, British Ford-Hill and myself and we'll have other successful Seriesse consultants with us to explain to you exactly how to get started with us and on our team!
Look and feel great and make money with Seriesse! This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a new MLM headed by superstar Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer. Network marketing works. By the way, by tuning in and ordering something you will also help benefit our troops and veterans. I'm donating a portion of our group sales this month to help them. See you there!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
One of the highlights from the conference was speaker, Dave Lakhani (latest book, Subliminal Persuasion). What a powerhouse of a guy and an incredible speaker!
Dave also has a very interesting story and is a really nice guy.
I highlight recommend you check out his website www.boldapproach.com to learn more about him and what he offers. Here are some of the highlights from his presentation:
Dave says implementation is everything...money follows action!
You have to be seen to sell!
Be the most visible expert!
People crave a connection!
Experts have opinions and share them!
Very good advice for any business. Check out his work today.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Adding a layer in the morning may help prevent wrinkles, dark spots or patches and maybe even skin cancer. For summer, use a gel cleanser like our A line cleanser to break up the oil caused by the heat and humidity. This applies to guys and ladies, plus, always use your SPF. The reason to choose Seriesse is that we use high enough concentrations of the antioxidants, put them in proper and effective delivery systems and stable formulations and even package them correctly to give you the most effective products at an affordable price.
With Seriesse, we advocate a beauty from the inside-out routine. So, I highly recommend you begin taking our S-Force multivitamin and our Amla Rush juice. They are fantastic and everyone (myself included) is raving about the energy and the way it affects the way your body looks! I take both of these plus our Mega Omega supplement and our Green Tea Water Amplifier and our Green Tea Plus Diet and I promise you, I've maintained my weight and I have lost body fat and gained muscle.
It's really an amazing line of products that Sylvester Stallone put together for us!
Now, the final product I want to brag about today is the Celluduction. I have lost inches and cellulite off my thighs! The key is: you have to give it time and you have to use it. It took about 5 months to see the fat melt away and see the difference in my thighs...but I am THRILLED!
I have been in the 'tv shopping world' for over 20 years and I've seen a lot of products. There aren't many that I would stake my reputation on, but these I've talked about, I certainly would with no hesitation.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Yes, our Glycolic Cleanser is potent and effective even though you wash it off! Just put it on dry skin and wait a minute or two while you brush your teeth and you will feel the difference as it sweeps away the dead skin cells and improves the texture of your skin.
Use your Glycolic Mask and C-Exteme results two times a week max, as these products only work if your skin has time to recover in between. Otherwise, it could lose it's protective barrier and become weak or dull.
Over the counter retinol (our Vitamin A line) is able to increase the collagen in your skin by promoting the regrowth of new cells at the skin's deepest level. It takes a bit longer than it does with a prescription, but it's much gentler and you don't have restrictions like staying out of the sun.
By the way, expensive products do not have more science backing them up!
Don't overload your skin with a lot of different products all at once. Concentrate on one line at a time or one in morning and one at night. Everyone should use a good antioxidant serum followed by our sunscreen in the morning and our Vitamin A line at night. If you need more moisture at night like I do, you can do the Vitamin A Serum followed by a cream like the Calstrum, Uplift or the Olive Oil. Anti-aging creams work best at night because while you sleep, blood flow to the skin increases, the PH level decreases, and the protective barrier is weakened. The ingredients work best under these conditions. Antioxidants and SPF are key for daytime.
Anti-agers take time to work. It can take up to three months to reduce the appearance of fine lines and discoloration and deeper wrinkles can take up to six months. Go to my website, upper left, to order or to contact me for help in deciding what YOU need!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
On that note, I'd like to encourage you to schedule a party before the end of the month, and consider having one a month. That's what I have been doing lately. My sister-in-law, Cherie McCortney(Executive Director), has done a lot of parties with her team and many of her team members are profiting $300 a night. Congratulations, by the way to Drena Schneider who is leading the pack this month in retail sales!
The great thing is, people are socializing, learning about our wonderful products and the hostess gets some nice freebies. If you need help in planning, please check out my website (above left) and go to our 'consultant only' page to download information that will help you. Cherie shared some information recently from the DSWA:
The opportunity to present your products to potential customers is a privilege for which Fortune 500 companies pay thousands and sometimes millions of dollars! Think about it...you can present your products in a fun setting and help others and yourself in the process.
By the way, Kathy Huffman from Seriesse corporate told me about her morning beverage and I want to tell you. I've started drinking it every morning and it's great.
She uses the Amla Rush, the Green Tea Water Amplifier and cold water to make a delicious drink. If you haven't tried our wonderful nutritional items from Sylvester Stallone, please go to my website and click products to learn more. So many people are feeling a LOT better due to our S-Force wellness items.
Don't forget our special this month: Free skin care supplement with our skin care lines. The A line, C line, Calstrum, Continuously Clear or Olive Oil lines.
We offer a chance for people to feel better, look better and make $$$.
Make it a point to work your business consistently every day. It takes time, but it does WORK! Have a great day!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Our 'Top to Bottom Kit' is only available until May 11th and is an amazing buy! Treat yourself for Mother's Day! You'll get our Zero Fade Shampoo and Conditioner, our best cleanser-the Glycolic Cleanser, our Uplift line, our CoQ10 serums, our Celluduction (which has taken a full inch off each of my thighs) and our Sunscreen (non-greasy and doesn't clog the pores).
Another special you'll see when you click above and good all month, get a FREE supplement (30 day supply) when you buy one of our skin care sets. This is a great way to see the difference it makes when you defy aging from the inside out!
Happy Mother's Day!
Monday, May 5, 2008
We are offering a free supplement to correspond with each of our main skin care lines.
Choose from the Vitamin A line for younger and/or oilier skin. We have the C line for our 40 plus crowd. Calstrum for 55 plus or for those with fragile, thin, delicate skin. Finally, we have our Olive Oil line for use at bedtime so you wake up with velvety skin. Our Mega Omega supplement from this line is a must-have for all, teens and up! Also, we have a webcast tomorrow evening I'd like to invite you to. Please go to www.mindymccortney.com for more information on our products, our business opportunity and our webcast. You can click from my website to enter the webcast.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Out of the blue one day, I bent over and BANG, numbness and tingling in my legs. So, I went to the doctor. After an x-ray the condition was found. Subsequent talks with other doctors were really extreme. Some had the opinion I should never run or lift weights again. This scared me a little because I didn’t really want a paralysing injury in my future. Not to mention, I was a Personal Trainer and weight lifting and running are a big part of my life.
So, for a period of time I did what I was told and, oddly enough, my condition worsened. Now, everyday I had awful back pain and worse, hated the feeling of being out of shape. I was miserable.
Finally, I spoke to a Doctor that got it. She explained that I was OK before the problem, maybe I should just moderate my activity. So, I looked for a middleground. I began lifting again, but really monitored the weight and the mechanics of what I was doing. I needed to restrengthen my core. I slowly built my SQUAT weight back up to 225 pounds. I’ve always felt that in an emergency I should be able to carry someone my weight out of a disastrous situation.
During this time, I did have constant back pain and felt that it was moderate enough and was not debilitating for me. However, it was always present. I tried many different joint medications and over the counter pills, but none worked for me. I tried stretching and yoga, but nothing helped. If I ran or did squats, I was going to get some severe knee and back pain for a day or two afterward.
For 13 years my workout varied very little, although on occasion I would add a little more weight to my squat just to experiment. It always led to more back and knee pain.
Relief Is In Sight… Finally!
I began taking the Multi-Vitamins, Cholesterol Control, AMLA RUSH and Joint Support when they became available in November. I figured, what the hell, I’ve tried everything else.
In 5 months everything has changed! My back and knee pain has subsided to a barely perceptible level. But, here’s the best part, this morning I lifted 495 pounds off of the squat rack! I am in better shape than I was 15 years ago. My weight is down, my blood pressure is down, and my body fat percentage is down.
Pain equals STRESS, and my body is GRATEFUL the pain is GONE!
I’ve been in the fitness business for a long time and an exercise advocate even longer. I’ve tried everything there is to try in supplements. These are the best vitamins I have ever used, and I’ve used some that cost twice as much. Get some, you will not be disappointed.
Order yours now at www.myseriesse.com/ChangeYourLife
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Know your audience (even picture their day)
Determine your value proposition (what’s in it for them)
Find a USP (unique selling proposition, how are we different or better)
Establish an objective (purpose of the email, what do you want them to do)
Use a compelling subject line (use YOU)
Include a great headline (what if they only read the headline?)
Avoid weasel words (only use strong action words with resolve)
Don’t use passive voice (present tense)
Include a customer quote (photo even)
Keep copy clean and concise
Have a great day! Two days left on our AMAZING April specials!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Keep a time limit on your calls.
Prospecting is simply an exchange of information.
Our prospects, customers and consultants, want youthfulness, luxury, health, friends, security, money, power, prestige.
Always put yourself in your prospects shoes. It’s human nature to be reluctant to change. Most people have fearful minds.
The consumer is overwhelmed by choice and would like a simpler life. They’re looking for meaning in their lives and are striving for self-improvement versus contentment. They want to give back to the community and are looking for a sense of community, a network, a tribe.
They’ve worked hard and want indulgence, healing, nurturing. You can’t sell, you have to heal. People are looking for choosers, like Oprah(trusted people whose values you identify with and who guide you for best choices).
Self-management and self-discipline
Ask yourself, “Can I work alone?” Most of this work happens when no one is looking. You must lead yourself exceptionally well.
Successful people stay in their strength zone. Grow in areas you are good in.
Be yourself. You’ll mess up trying to be someone else.
By 2012, nearly 10,000 Americans a day will be turning 65. Adults over 45 are 39% of the population. Aging customers are to spending more than $30 billion a year on anti-aging products. Most influential area of product growth is the linking of internal health and beauty with anti-aging strategies. “Skingestibles” promote beauty from the inside out. Nutraceuticals are becoming mainstream. Don’t forget the supplements that go along with our skin care lines. Our specials can be located from my home page at www.mindymccortney.com and are good until the end of the month. These are GREAT specials and sensational products. Check them out! Have a great day!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
She is a wonderful and creative person who has taught me a lot in the kitchen!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Have a great day and help someone! M
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
For your eyes, sleep on two pillows to prevent fluids from pooling under the eyes. White bumps are clogged pores from too much moisturizer, cut back. Dark circles are often caused by dehydrated skin. Moisturizer is the answer so pick up our Ice Age. Use your glycolic mask twice a week to absorb oil and help prevent breakouts. Must haves: Vit C, Retinols, Peptides! We have it all so go to www.mindymccortney.com to order and learn more!
Friday, April 4, 2008
I just worked with my friend and makeup/hair stylist, Robert Garcia, on a shoot this week and I want you to know about him!
Not only will his show Split Ends be on tonight at 9 and midnight Eastern, but he has a full line of wonderful products as well!
He also has a great concept for a new reality show so I just wanted to spread the word. He can send you a tape of his TV work if you'd like.
Should you be interested in what he has to offer, call him at 1 954 243 1833.
He's a wonderful person and I really believe in him! Please spread the word to anyone you think would be interested.
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Per your request, here's the info for everyone listening to the call that may be interested in getting the CD album set. I mentioned you would get the information out for those interested in purchasing it. I've copied the actual marketing paragraph from Randy Gage, it explains the program nicely.
Thanks for sharing it with everyone...I really believe we will all benefit from it! British
Crafting Your Vision
As soon as this 12-audiotape album was released, it was hailed as one of the greatest self-development tools since Think and Grow Rich! It gets to the real root cause of success or failure - the vision you create for yourself. It's pleasing to your ego to assume your group is not growing because of outside factors and other circumstances. It's very convenient to blame your lack of progress on the compensation plan, the price of the products, timing, the area you live and a host of other external factors. But the truth is - you are reaping the results of the vision you created! Get it today at www.ProsperityUniverse.com
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
What makes you excited and gets the blood racing in your veins? Handling day to day tasks often leaves us with little time for reflection, causing us to end up stuck in situations we’ve outgrown. If you’re a little bored in your current career, you’ve waited too long. Any new position requires the leveraging of old skills along with learning new ones. Looking to make a change? Follow these hints:
Kindle a passion-passion is a great motivator, it’s what keeps you going when your energy or confidence flags.
Ponder things that panned out-recalling past times when you took a leap sets up a positive framework for moving forward.
Rethink fear-tilt your perspective to “jitters can be excitement”.
Seek mentors-ask senior leaders for their time.
Move your mind-does your mulling depress you or push you? Catch yourself when you have self-defeating thoughts and replace them with positive mind talk.
Monday, March 24, 2008
I’ve been a part of Seriesse for three months and I’ve been trying to think of ideas to grow my business. I placed an ad in a special edition of our newspaper that had some basic information about Seriesse and to contact me if you were interested in hearing more about our products (if you do this, don’t forget to have compliance review, they are quick about these things). This ad yielded only one result, a local radio station advertising rep called me to see if I’d be interested in setting up at a cooking show. I had to think about it, the cost was more than I’d planned to spend this month, but I decided to do it anyway.
The show was about an hour from where I live, so it took some planning. I’d never done anything like this before, so I had to figure it out. There were supposed to be 2100 attendees, so I was determined to find some new customers. I ended up learning so much…mostly doing things the hard and expensive way, but it was a great learning experience.
Shows are fun, you meet so many people, and even though the first show didn’t yield results for me, I wasn’t ready to give in yet.
I saw an ad for a State Fiddler’s championships at a local high school. The show was projected to have 10,000 attendees. I thought that because the competition was open to all ages groups, from pee-wees all the way up through seniors, I might find customers for Continuously Clear. I put a little more thought into it, assessed the costs (much less than setting up at a convention center) and had the things from the cooking show that were left over. I decided to do it.
At both shows, I spoke with many people. But there was a big difference in the conversations. At the cooking show, the attendees had only two hours to shop with the vendors. They also had to get seats for the main event, as the seats were first-come, first-serve, many left the vendor area early. I spoke to a lot of people, but I barely let them know who Seriesse was before they filled out their raffle entries and rushed off to the next table.
At the fiddler’s show, it was a two-day event. The conversations I had Friday night were individual, one-on-one conversations about very specific skin care concerns. I even heard a few “life stories”! I was able to give them samples on the first night and some came back on the second day to let me know they liked it and wanted to order. I gave them my website information, but later in the show, I remembered that I’d brought paper order forms and could use them!! Beginner’s mistake, but it was a good learning experience for me.
Now that both shows are behind me, I will definitely consider more large shows, but in a much more streamlined way and more cost-effectively. The first consideration for any show will be whether I will have the time to speak with attendees in the way I want to. Our business is all about building relationships with people and it’s hard to do unless you have the time to focus on the conversation and listen to their concerns.
If you’re thinking about doing a show and have a specific question or would like to hear more, please let me know, I’d be happy to talk about my experiences.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Many agree that we have more of an opportunity with the economy teetering on a recession.
In an article I read in the latest Network Marketing Business Journal it was stated that people need additional income right now and a low cost product with strong benefits.
In the same issue, there were two separate articles on who we should be looking at for our business. Don't ignore the 50+ market. They have more than half of all the disposable income in the U.S. and the 50+ group will increase 26% in ten years. They need our products and perhaps the business opportunity too. The 18-30 group is also attracted to our type of business because they are the most entrepreneurial generation thus far. They want freedom and to help others.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I was thrilled to have the opportunity last night to meet Nicki Keohohou, CEO and co-founder of the DSWA (Direct Seller's Women's Alliance) at a chapter meeting in Tampa.
She has been in Direct Sales since 1974, so she shared 30 years of knowledge with us and trained on Taking Pride in Your Profession!
It is so key that you KNOW IN YOUR HEART this is a great business. You have to let people know you are proud to have CHOSEN Network Marketing as your profession.
She asked everyone to give reasons for being proud of your choice, and it was eye opening. These are a few of the responses:
Make a difference in the lives of others
Provide a service, Simplify lives
Be your own boss, Raise your own kids
Personally empowering (see what you're made of)
Give back to the community
Among quality people who do the right things
Help people feel and look better
You get to decide what really matters to you
Your mindset affects everything else! The hard knocks=education. Look at it this way. You are using your formal education and your life experiences every day in this business.
The current situation with our economy makes it even easier to tell others about your business. People are LOOKING for ways to make more money to pay their mortgages and keep their houses. You may be the solution to the problem for them.
Nicki touched on the tax savings of having a home-based business. There are many other resources on the website. Here's a big one that I am guilty of. Are you writing down your mileage for business travel? Nicki says you get 50 cents a mile. She drove the point home by saying, “Tape a dollar bill to your windshield as you drive, and every two miles, throw it out and tape a new one, repeat!” I will now keep a log after that. By the way, someone made the suggestion to save all your mapquests as a record for your trips.
Nicki recommends getting the whole family engaged in your business so they support you. She also says to pay your kids through the business! She says the home office is not a red flag to the IRS as some accountants may tell you (mine did) so deduct your legitimate home office! Take pictures when you have others in your home for meetings. Check out neatreceipts to organize your paperwork.
When asked, the #1 reason people gave for coming to direct selling as a profession, the answer was...someone ASKED them!!!
Other reasons: minimal risk, image of profession has been uplifted, and because it allows them to be creative (thinking outside the box, no one stifling their creativity). People are out there looking...we have to ask them! They may say, “No, not ever” (although that can change too), or they may say, “No, not now” (which means it's not the right time). If so, ask them if they know someone!
Change your mindset! Care about people, then it's easier to pick up the phone. Put this on your phone: I CALL BECAUSE I CARE! Ask them, “Would you be open to taking look at something for me?” Who doesn't want to be open to things?
The DSWA has helped me so much! You can click the DSWA button from my website www.mindymccortney.com to read more about what is available and also to sign up. You get WAY more than you invest on this site. The calls are fantastic. It has helped me achieve Executive District Director and my sister-in-law, Cherie McCortney to reach Executive Director. By the way, they are now offering insurance as well for all of us who are self-employed! Check it out, you won't be disappointed.
Have a great day!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Improve your complexion with eggs! Protein promotes the growth of collagen, which builds skin resilience.
Add your omega-3 fatty acids which help skin make natural oils and absorb water from the air (in supplement form) or eat walnuts and pistachios. Try our Mega Omega Complex
The antioxidants (polyphenols) in dark chocolate protect against collagen-damaging free radicals. The more antioxidants you ingest, the healthier skin will look! Try our Multi-Vitamins
Berries are packed with vitamin C, skin's chief antioxidant. Try our Amla Rush
Vitamin A counteracts dullness by encouraging skin to shed old cells and grow new ones. Try our Vitamin A Complex
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I will be serving mocha drinks, lattes, cappuccino and good old fashioned coffee! Pastries, coffee cake and a nice fruit/cheese/crackers platter.
I'll have all the make up set up for viewing and sampling. I also have my friend and make up artist (from HSN) Nelda doing some 3 make overs. I've asked 3 customers that are already using our skin care (and loving it!) to be testimonials for the skin care and let Nelda apply our new make up at the party. Nelda will also be giving tips to the women about proper make up application. Nelda will also speak VERY highly of the benefits of using our Mineral Make up and other cosmetics. I think the professional recommendation will make everyone want to buy it even more! Having a make up artist is NOT necessary, but if someone has access to one, it can't hurt.
The party focus will be on the make up line, but I will also have 3 skin care lines on the table and I will talk about them for about 15 minutes. I don’t think it's necessary to bring all the skin care out, but we can mention we have something for everyone. I will also be doing demos with the C Extreme.
I teamed up with 3 other consultants on my team, we will all pitch in on the day of the party. Someone will answer questions, someone will take orders, make sure everyone is served, etc.
We will give away a few free products during the party. We have 2 big drawings for those that brought a friend and purchased, and also those that book a party will go in a drawing for S Force and get 20% their order. Overall, it is about having fun and making lots of sales!!
My website address for my blog is http://www.mlmblackwoman.com/ Let me know if you need anything else!! I also used evite.com to create an invitation and it helps to do this because people are more inclined to make a committment to come to the party.
Friday, February 15, 2008
I have very exciting news to share with you! I've developed a friendship with author, Bob Burg, and he has graciously offered to do a training call for our team! I am very excited about this and encourage you to join us Wednesday, February 20th at 7 pm Eastern for this call. I will ask that you please get on the call early so we don't have interruptions, and if you email me ahead of time, I'll put your name on a list to ask a question of Bob. In the meantime, you may want to pick up his book:
Bob also has another best-seller, The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea, written along with John David Mann, The Zen of MLM author. I've read them both and highly recommend them.
By reading Endless Referrals, you can expect to:
1-Create more sales in less time,
2-Overcome your prospecting fears and 3-Generate qualified leads fast.
I have been using the advice from this book for a long time and didn't realize until now how much great information I got from Bob! I recently went over all my highlighted portions from his book and here are just a few of the many tips given in his book::
Having a big list of contacts makes you more confident, gives you posture (you care, but not that much).
People buy from people they know, like and trust.
The idea of going through the Yellow Pages to jog your memory for your list, and putting your business card in when you pay your monthly bills and when you leave a tip.
The idea of sending a notepad with a photo and your website to your potential clients, came from Bob's book! The reason for this: you become “familiar” to them and you are always “top of mind”.
We will all learn a lot from Bob and I'm so thankful for this opportunity. Please put it on your calendar. Bob will tailor his message for us and gear it toward our business. He will train on Creating Endless Prospects and Referrals! Have a great weekend!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Excerpts from an article in the magazine, Selling Now
also see www.sellingnow.com
“I was making $50,000 as a nurse and $30,000 in what I considered my fun job, the jewelry sales.”
Products that require explanation or client education tend to thrive in the direct sales environment.
About 75% are women and 75% work part-time.
Success in direct sales is a matter of finding out what's a good fit for you.
Choose a product you would use even if you weren't selling it. Even better if you're passionate about it because the passion will drive your business.
The desire to achieve is the most important thing, a willingness to just go for it.
People need to realize it's not just going to fall into their laps. You have to put your time into it. In the end it will give you what you want.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
DO TOOT YOUR OWN HORN
(from IBD article)
Be seen! Jeff Beals, author of Self Marketing Power, says you should network deliberately and always be ready with your eleva
Saturday, February 9, 2008
WORK FROM STRONG POINTS
(from an IBD article)
Pour more energy in
How do you find out what your strengths are?
Friday, February 8, 2008
NEW CONSULTANTS (as of Feb 1) Sign 10 retail customers and get a surprise kit from me filled with Seriesse products valued at $100. Email me from my website when you've met the challenge.
ALL TEAM MEMBERS - The first 5 consultants to get 5 customers on autoship (starting now) will receive a free S-Force item valued at over 49.95. Log on to my website and contact me from there to let me know when you've met the challenge. Option: if you have consultants under you who are not on autoship already, get them to sign up for autoship and you'll qualify.
My website link is in the upper left corner!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
HERE ARE THE VITAMINS YOU NEED EVERY DAY...
I must say, we offer the basics and SO MUCH MORE! We have key adaptogens, ginseng and cordyceps. The asian mushroom blend plus astragalus. N-acetyl cysteine, Alpha lipoic-acid, all the phytonutrient compounds from foods we need to eat but never get enough of. We've added enzymes and more. For those of us who study nutrition...THIS IS VERY EXCITING!
Vitamins B6 and B12-they keep the blood, nerves and immune system functioning properly
Those aged 55 and older lose the ability
Vitamin C-antioxidant that fights DNA-damaging free radicals
Calcium-essential for bone health
Vitamin D-enhances calcium absorption-and so much more, see previous entry
Folic acid-prevents neural-tube birth defects
Vitamin K-it helps maintain healthy blood clotting and promotes bone density and strength
Magnesium-it helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, regulates blood sugar levels and keeps bones strong
Zinc-plays an important role in supporting a healthy immune system
If you'd like to read more, please click on the link for my website above and go to the Product section!
Dr. Oz recommends:
Calcium and Magnesium
Omega 3 DHA
A good multi (because 99% of us don't eat the way we're advised)
What can I say about the green tea? GREEN TEA HAS MORE ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND IMMUNE-BOOSTING ACTIVITY THAN ANY OTHER TEA
Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, after water. It comes in many colors (black, green, oolong and white) based on how the raw leaves are processed. Studies show all types offer superb health benefits. Green tea in particular offers copious amounts of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant considered the key
Dr. Oz also
The catechins in green tea stimulate the brain!!
What's so great about resveratrol? It turns on a system in your body that prevents your cells from aging! He says in his book, YOU Staying Young, that it changes the chemistry in your body. The book is FANTASTIC!
What is all the buzz about Vit D?
This is the largest deficiency in our country right now. Sixty percent are deficient. It could help prevent cancer, heart disease, MS, JD and infection rates. Helps your immune system
Please click on my website link at the top of the page to order!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
You've heard me rave about the DSWA, here is more information per your request!
Direct Sellers Membership Page. Click here to learn more!
Thank you, Wendy, for sending this for the team! www.myseriesse.com/wendyrose
Team: I love Jean Carper's books. Check them out if you can!
Monday, February 4, 2008
WARM UP TO COLD CALLING
(from an Investor's Business Daily article)
No one meets more resistance than people who sell for a living. 80% of sales occur between the fifth and 12th contact, the other 20% happen on the first four contacts.
Check out www.mrcoldcall.com where DM Arenzon compiles his secrets. He says cold-calling is very mentally draining. Present yourself as an energetic expert more interested in a consultative relationship than a sales pitch. Then you won’t appear desperate.
People are less likely
Frank Rumbauskas, Selling Sucks: How
By offering useful information, you indicate that you offer a lot of value and you elevate your status. Get media coverage by using a press release service
Sunday, February 3, 2008
So many of you have been exposed
FROM: YOU STAYING YOUNG (Dr. Oz book)Pg 23 he states Resveratrol turns on a gene that slows or s
Pg 37 for Brain Health: Vitamin E, B Vitamins, Alpha-lipoic acid, CoQ10, Ginko Biloba, Lycopene, Carotenoids and Flavanoids (you get all of these in the multi-vitamin and Quercitin (in the Amla) and Omega 3 Fatty Acids (in our Mega Omega complex)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Well, it's cold and flu season, so here are some things you can use to help prevent them. Take at the first sign of sickness.
Astragalus-research suggests it stimulates the bone marrow to produce more disease-fighting white blood cells, which in turn produce antibodies and interferon, an antiviral protein.
Zinc-take it at the first sign of symptoms (gluconate form without flavoring agents)
Oats and barley-contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent than echinacea.
Garlic-contains allicin which fights infection and bacteria.
Yogurt-contains probiotics (live active cultures) that stimulates white blood cells (Stonyfield Farms contains the specific strain that does this).
Chicken soup-blocks the migration of inflammatory white cells.
Tea-a study showed those who had 5 cups a day of black tea for two weeks had 10 times more virus-fighting interferon in their blood than others. The amino acid responsible is abundant in both black and green tea (L-theanine). I believe the fact that I drink the green tea
daily helps me to stay healthy, even when my kids are sick. It increases my water intake too, which we know is good for us! I also take our multi-vitamins daily (which contain the zinc, astragalus and green tea along with so many other beneficial ingredients), along with a shot of the liquid Amla Rush. To order go to www.mindymccortney.com and click products to read more. My dad swears by the vitamins and the Amla now because his energy has increased so much (and it is hard to get him to consistently take anything!).
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
You're invited to join us for our 1-year anniversary with Seriesse!
March 19th-a webcast celebration-details to come!
We've launched our new makeup line to complement our 'beauty from the inside out' philosophy and to round out our product lineup. Learn more at www.mindymccortney.com.
For January 30th and 31st ONLY, we'll be offering free gifts with every purchase of the Neutrals/Classics Makeup Kits and the Intro to Minerals Kit. If you order three items from the makeup line over $50, you'll also receive a free gift.
Free gifts end January 31st at midnight. Click here to see the entire makeup line:
Jennifer Flavin-Stallone introduced the line from her husband's office. Sylvester Stallone was off promoting Rambo in Spain, then Paris, according to Jennifer. Jennifer introduced
Lisa MacDonald, President of Product Development, who talked first about the Green Tea Water Amplifier. Click here to order:
When you are dehydrated it affects your skin, it looks flatter and thinner. This product helps with weight loss and helps decrease fatigue among other benefits.
This is one of the exclusive items to Seriesse! The items discussed in this entry, along with all of Sly's nutritional items, are only available through Seriesse (free shipping and specials are good until midnight January 31st on Sly's S-Force items). Usually green tea is sold in capsules because it's bitter. That's why so many people don't like green tea. Many of us won't drink it, even if we know it's good for us. This tastes WONDERFUL! I PROMISE! With all of our products we offer a 45 day money-back guarantee. You don't need to add sugar and it tastes great. No calories, no carbs. Curbs appetite. Turn your normal glass of water into a beauty treatment.
Celluduction, firms loose skin (20% improvement), reduces fat pads (by 43%), tightens surface skin. Ingredient complex that has been widely studied as beneficial for cellulite and loose, saggy skin. Seriesse nanofied (200x smaller than human skin cells) the ingredients so it is a treatment that delivers results. Click here to order individually (or go to the bottom of the entry to hear about an amazing special that includes the Celluduction)
Firmesse is one of our newer best-sellers! It's invisible fibers adhere to the skin and pull loose skin tighter. This is a new technology with polymers that works immediately and long-term. As it dries, it tightens loose facial skin or anywhere you feel you need the lift! Put this on top of your serums and moisturizers. Let it dry, then use your minerale makeup. Click here to order:
Now, a little more explanation about the makeup and how to apply it. Jennifer has covered the globe and has been on so many magazine covers as a professional model. She has taken all she has learned and created the makeup line. Take it from me, she is expert at making beautiful makeup with amazing colors. If you've been stuck in a rut with the same makeup for many years, TRY THIS, you will love it. Makeup that makes you look youthful and fresh. You will look like you, only better.
Choose your minerale color and they'll match the rest up for you in the kits! No guesswork about whether it matches or not. We offer 40% more makeup than the leading brand of mineral makeup you see on the market. There are no harmful chemicals. It's good for your skin. Mix the makeup in the lid (like a bowl)..swirl it on the brush and tap off excess, apply in circular motions with the brush. You'll get flawless coverage and a gorgeous glow. To apply your blush, smile and hit the apples of your cheeks, where the sun would naturally hit you. Jennifer searches high and low for the prettiest colors that make you look glamorous!
Classics and Neutrals work for everyone. We offer wood pencils, which are more expensive and always used by professionals. For your overall look, keep in mind this tip – if you go with a darker eye, go with a neutral lip, and the reverse - neutral face and strong, brightly colored lip. Tip: you need more color and depth on your lips as you get older.
Use the All-Over Warmth Minerale Powder LAST, on top of everything else.
Special kit for ONE MORE DAY!
This is $276 dollars worth of some of our best-sellers at only $99! If you are a consultant or a preferred customer, you can take an additional 20% off that price. Please contact me if you would like to sign up or hear more – www.mindymccortney.com.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Jennifer Flavin-Stallone will present the line with special offers
from the Stallone's Beverly Hills home.
Tune in January 30th at 8:30 pm Eastern/ 5:30 pm Pacific.
Just click the link to watch!
Monday, January 28, 2008
I'd also like to add, it is important all of us are Active and subscribe to the $80 autoship at the 5th of every month. If you are not Active, you do not get paid. My autoship is the same as John's with the Multi-Vitamins and Amla Rush. I do, however, use the Green Tea drops, Green Tea Plus and skin care lines and update those as well.
The quality of the ingredients in the S Force are amazing. Seriesse is a step ahead of everyone else, and the one thing we can all do is take better care of our bodies. If we do not have our health, nothing else matters. Remember, there is no shipping and handling on all S Force products during the month of January.
In addition, Seriesse is an amazing company, and this is a fabulous opportunity for everyone -- if you want it. Desire is a key word in this call, and my question to you is do you have the desire to self develop and grow as a person and succeed?!? Everyone has a different meaning for what success is to them, and you need to determine what that word means to you. If you spend the time to self develop, you elevate your awareness and project yourself differently to others. As you further evolve as a person your confidence and skill levels develop as well. You will retail and recruit because of your understanding, belief and determination and you will succeed with Seriesse! Anything and everything is possible. You just have to want it - desire!
Why did you choose to become a Consultant with Seriesse?
What are you doing to achieve your initial purpose and current goals?
I am here to help you grow personally and professionally. I love what I do and the person I have become as a result of my self development through Seriesse. I have learned so much about myself and have found a lot of skills I did not realize I have and am now using and developing further. I am growing as a person while I am growing my business, and it is all because of my effort and determination. We have all the support we need. We just need to want and ask and do!!! www.myseriesse.com/NIC
Sunday, January 27, 2008
MORE BENEFITS TO OUR SERIESSE GREEN TEA ANTIOXIDANT WATER AMPLIFIER
Acai berry – this tiny purple berry has been called the world’s most nutritious fruit.
Found in our Green Tea Water Amplifier. It’s a blend of decaffeinated white and green teas, and comes in three delicious flavors: pomegranate, citrus (added orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit extracts) and mixed berry. The mixed berry gives you the added benefit of cranberry, raspberry and blueberry (rich in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants). Blueberry is also known
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Just a reminder to continue to do so as he is undergoing chemo again. He has asked if you live near Atlanta and would be willing to give blood or platelets to call 404 459 8744. Thanks so much.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
#1 SKIN WOE
42% of women struggle with dry skin.
What can you do? Use a good moisturizer. Click below
If you have extremely dry skin, we have our Olive line. This is a treatment for night and you can put it right on
Use sunscreen. The sun dehydrates the skin! By the way, you need sunscreen even in the winter and even for casual exposure. Otherwise, you un-do all the good you do with your products. Click below
Don’t over exfoliate, but use a scrub two times a month. Click here
This is one of my favorites!
Another one of my favorites you need is our mask: https://www.myseriesse.com/ProductPage.aspx?ItemID=152&ID=mindy
Use this no more than one time per week if you are really dry. Both exfolia
For those who are in the 84% who want results in less than a month, our products really do deliver results quickly. We have percentages of active ingredients like you would find in doc
So, dry skin is the #1 problem, a close runner-up is acne. 41% of women complain about it. What can you do?
Avoid facials. Steam can swell skin’s
It’s what cleared Jennifer’s skin and it’s why she is in the beauty business! If you have any questions, please go
A mere 18% of women say they have tried antioxidants. Too bad since most doc
at night and A Essentials https://www.myseriesse.com/ProductPage.aspx?ItemID=32&ID=mindy
in the daytime. Derma
23% of women would choose flawless skin over a 5K raise! Instead of Bo
the next leading product with GABA sells for $115.00!
Add nutritionals like green tea and grapeseed extract
which have anti-inflamma
Here is a great overview of everything:
We are different, here’s why:
Now, mark your calendar for January 30th, because Jennifer Flavin-Stallone will take you through our latest makeup items from her home in
We have the amazing mineral makeup available right now. Most will be the medium shade. http://www.myseriesse.com/siminerale.aspx?ID=mindy