Lisa Danks with Arbonne
833 Walden Franklin, TN 37064
At Arbonne, we are all about being green — always have been and always will be. From botanically based ingredients to forward-looking green improvements, being earth friendly has everything to do with who we are and how we choose to grow. More than just grounded in green values, we are putting them into action. We're taking
The idea to provide skin care products unparalleled in quality andeffectiveness developed in Switzerland in 1975, when one man, Petter Mørck, together with a group of leading bio-chemists, biologists and herbalists, fulfilled his vision and founded Arbonne.Arbonne's skin care products, based on botanical principles, became a reality in the United States in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world through Arbonne's network of Independent Consultants. Building on these same founding principles, Arbonne's product line has since grown to include both inner and outer health and beauty products that are unparalleled in quality, safety, value, benefits and results! The wonderful thing about Arbonne is that it's not just about great products, it's also about great people. The Arbonne family is made up of thousands of individuals working to make their dreams come true. Through sales incentives and rewards, travel opportunities, a generous SuccessPlan and great products, Arbonne offers a unique opportunity that can help make anyone's vision for the future a reality.
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Nashville Business Owners Learn How To Set Goals
Top Arbonne Consultant Shares Her Tips To Reach Your Full Potential
We all have them, and we all strive to achieve them. Having goals is a healthy part of life, that gives us the momentum and persistence to carry on. You may be one of those list makers. Doesn't it feel amazing to check off something? When we accomplish major or minor milestones in life, we definitely get a sense of success. It does our mind wonders. So, how do we get there? How do we start from square one and reach our goals. Working as my own boss through Arbonne has taught me the wisdom I need to reach my goals and mission. And I would love to share my success with you.
Things to keep in mind when setting goals:
Mission: First thing you need to acquire is a mission statement. What is your vision within the company? How do you see yourself growing? What is your main purpose? Sit down and brainstorm. You have to create a strong mission. As the foundation of your company, it will guide you along the ups and downs of every business.
Quota: We all have that quota to meet. Whether it is a number to reach or a thing to accomplish, we must complete them. Learn what skills you need to be the most efficient you!
Time: Some of us are early risers, early to every appointment, and always ahead. Some of us maybe not so much. Time management will make you or break you. Always know when to say no and be realistic. Set yourself enough time to complete a task. There is nothing worse than being rushed or having to move on without finishing a project.
Personal: You can totally mesh you personal goals to your work mission. Actually, that will probably make you more passionate about your job and business. Reach deep inside your mind to figure out what makes you tick. Love yourself enough to get to know and embrace your strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes your weakness can become your greatest strength!
Day to Day: Take one day at a time. Focus on the present and what has to be done. Do what is expected of you daily. Be consistent.
Long Term: Look at your mission and create long term realistic goals. Long term can be divided up in 1 year, 2 years, and so on. This can keep you on track for victory.
Tips for setting goals:
- Be clear and simple
- Be specific
- Be realistic
- Have no fear
- Go hand in hand with mission
I love what I do in life. You should too. When you organize your goals, they are achievable. Dream big! Contact me if you are interested in my business. Email me at DANKSLISA@HOTMAIL.COMand visit me at www.respect.myarbonne.com.
Body Image from the Inside Out
For many women, body image can be a constant struggle. Especially as we age, it can be harder and harder to see ourselves as beautiful and exciting. Aging, hormones, lifestyle changes and more can all take a toll on our self esteem. And the trouble is, many of the so-called “solutions” to this dilemma really just add to the problem. Botox, plastic surgery, and other synthetic means of looking and feeling younger send the message that there is only one type of beauty, and it must be achieved at all costs.
But what if beauty and body image came from something else besides meeting the cookie-cutter standards of society? What if there was another way?
I believe there is. To me and the folks at Arbonne, beauty is not about looking like everyone else—it’s about being comfortable in your own skin. A hearty sense of self-esteem and body imagine comes from being smart, and kind, and generous, and passionate, and healthy. Rather than holding on to an elusive youth, move powerfully into your future with grace and confidence that you are who you are and that person is strong and matters.
Easier said than done, right? But what does it mean practically?
- Continue to work as long as you can and stay productive. Even if you can’t do something that you love full-time, find something about your job that makes a difference and focus on that when you wake up in the morning. Do everything you can to feel like you are making a positive impact on the world around you.
- Be mindful of what you put in and on your body. It’s tempting to only focus on what you can (or can’t) afford, but in reality, you CAN’T afford to not take care of the body you have while you have it. You’ll pay to take care of yourself now, or you’ll pay to take care of yourself later.
- Be a person that listens and learns from others, especially others who are not like you. Listening has become a lost virtue in an age where we are constantly communicating outwards, and learning to listen more than you speak will make you stand out in a crowd.
- Don’t make purchases or do things because it’s popular or other people are doing it. Buy things that YOU like, that fit YOU, regardless of whether they are hip or “traditionally” beautiful. The most beautiful thing is a woman who is comfortable with her quirks and the things that make her, her. Passion and choice are always more important than fitting in.
We really believe this at Arbonne, and that’s why the focus of our products is not and has never been to help people fit into the traditional definition of “beautiful.” Our products are made to help you look and feel healthier, so you can more forward in life knowing that you are taking care of yourself because you matter enough to take care of.
For more information about how Arbonne products can help you feel healthy, live better, and cultivate a true sense of beauty that radiates from the inside first, visit my website at lisadanks.arbonne.com !
New Arbonne Products to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Workout
We all know the importance of regular exercise—but for a variety of reasons, we don’t all actually make it to the gym on a regular basis. Whether you’re a super active athlete or a workout novice, sometimes your body just isn’t prepared for the strain of exercise, and for many of us that can be one of the biggest barriers.
Last week Arbonne released a series of new products called Phyto Sport to help you get the most out of your workout every time. Phyto Sport is a three-part product series for before, during, and after your workout.
Phyto Sport Prepare & Endure is a pre-workout drink that supports fast oxygen delivery to your muscles and promotes blood flow for greater workout sustainability during high intensity exercises. Taking it 10-15 minutes before your workout will help ensure optimum activation and keep you feeling good the whole time.
Phyto Sport Complete Hydration is a during-workout drink that contains essential electrolytes to rehydrate your cells, replace fluids, and support isotonic balance, joint function, circulation and overall performance. Electrolytes are one of the most important aspects of stamina when it comes to working out, and Complete Hydration will help you maintain and replace them.
Phyto Sport After Workout, as the name implies, is an after-workout drink enhanced with a special amino acid blend that helps to repair the protein synthesis process and fight free radicals created during your workout. It also supports recovery between workouts, helps to build lean muscle tissue, and alleviates exercise-induced muscle soreness.
What makes the Phyto Sport line so special is it use of a compound called L'arginine. Crossfit enthusiasts have sworn by it for years because of its restorative and energizing properties, but it has often received a bed reputation in the athletic community because the synthetic form of it is considered a “controlled substance” and is therefore unsuitable for use by professional athletes, olympians, and others. The good news is that the arginine found in the Phyto Sport line is a completely safe, green, plant-derived source of arginine and is BSCG-approved for use by all professional athletes as well as anyone else—which means it is not a controlled substance and will not cause a negative result on any drug test. It’s safe, natural, and sustainably produced for use by the highest NBA superstar down to the person that just wants a little extra energy for their weekly hike.
All three Phyto Sport products are also jam-packed with natural ingredients like ginseng, turmeric, cayenne and pomegranate fruit extract. If you’re looking for the perfect product to boost your workout performance at any level, then Phyto Sport is for you!
To experience Phyto Sport as well as other newly released Arbonne products, including a new line of lip products and eye cream, visit lisadanks.arbonne.com .
How to Prepare and Pamper for Traveling
The warmer weather is upon us, and many will soon be traveling—weddings, vacations, conferences, business trips, and more may be on your mind in the coming months. Your plate may be full of appointments at the salon, the tanning bed, and the gym, but it doesn’t have to be that way! You could spend hundreds of dollars getting your nails done at a fancy salon, baking in a synthetic tanning bed, or hiring a personal trainer to get you into that old bathing suit—or you could use a few simple Arbonne products at home that will get the job done now and last you for months to come. Here are a few of my favorite products I use whenever I’m traveling to ensure I look and feel my best before, during, and after my trip.
The week before I leave, I start using Arbonne SPF 15 Made in the Shadesunscreen and Arbonne Glow With It after-tan care lotion. Made in the Shade protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays and includes a natural tanner; and Glow With It keeps your tan looking fresh for longer with it’s melanin-enhancing and anti-aging properties.
A few days before my trip, I do a complete home spa pedicure using a diamond file and several Arbonne products. Seasource Sea Soak is a soak for your feet made from freeze-dried ocean water, and Seasource Sea Salt Scrub is an exfoliating scrub for making the skin on your feet and legs feel fresh and soft. Seasource 5-in-1 Essential Massage Oil completes the package, and days later your feet are softer than they would be if you had gotten a professional pedicure at a salon. The results last longer, and you can repeat the process as many times as you want because they’re your products!
Two days before I fly I take two Essential Immune Boosters and complete two days of the Arbonne Detox 7 Day Cleanse, just to keep my body in tip top shape and make sure I’m prepared to fight off any germs I might come in contact with.
Last but not least, for those beach-related trips, I use Seasource Gelee, Seasource Massage Oil and Seasource Mask to make a homemade wrap for any “problem areas” I might detect. Securing these products to your legs or thighs with an Ace bandage for a few hours detoxifies and tightens the skin to reduce bloating and irregularity and make sure you feel your best! The positive results will continue long after you take the wrap off, too, so you will continue to feel better well into your trip from just one simple wrap.
Once I’ve done all these things, I feel ready for my trip and happy with the knowledge that I saved myself hundreds of dollars by using fantastic products at home rather than paying other people for a one-time service. The only thing left to do is pack! Whenever I travel, I’m always sure to bring a few things with me:
Fizzy Sticks—for vitamin B and insulin balance
Detox Tea—for supplementing my pre-trip detox and making sure I feel and sleep well
Sleep Spray—an oral essential oil spray to help with a good night’s rest
Standard Protein and Fiber—to start the morning off right no matter where I am
Bringing essentials with you helps you to save money and not fall off the wagon of your health plans while you’re traveling as so many tend to do. And with Arbonne, these products are accessible, convenient, and affordable—way more affordable than constantly paying for one-time services, or having to go back later and fix negative consequences from inferior products.
So before you schedule your appointment at the nail salon or run out and purchase that expensive tanning package, give me a call first and let me talk to you about all the amazing ways you could save time, money and headaches with Arbonne products. Happy travels!
Lisa’s Top 5 Tips for Working From Home
I’ve been working from home for most of my adult life. And for the first twenty years of our marriage, so did my husband! Neither of us were ever the type to get an office job outside the home for forty hours a week. So needless to say, we’ve always been familiar with the benefits and blessings of working from home—as well as the potential issues and pitfalls. Working from home may seem like a dream, but it poses unique challenges that must be overcome if you are to be successful. Here are a few of my top tips for working from home to ensure that your productivity, health and business are the best they can be!
1) Stay consistent! If you’re working from home, it’s a part-time job, not a sometime job—and there’s a big difference. Success requires commitment. I recommend planning out your calendar a month in advance: start with non-negotiables, like weddings, family events, etc. Then add in any day job you might have, which is also a non-negotiable. Once those things are accounted for, you have a very clear picture of how much time you have available to spend on your home-based business: choose your hours and stick to them!
2) Have a space for yourself. Whether it’s a desk, a corner, a table, even a closet—it’s essential to have an area you can go to and be surrounded by inspiration and motivation for what you’re trying to do. Get creative and decorate! Put up an affirmation board, a space for your vision or ideas you have—anything to make it your own.
3) Maintain a specific routine. It can be tempting to work every day in bed in your pajamas, but if you’re honest with yourself you can probably admit that that won’t be the most productive course of action. The specifics don’t matter as much as the habit: I get up every morning, have a protein shake, get myself dressed and ready for the day so I’m prepared to face anything life has to throw at me. Last minute coffee date? Check. A client wants to come over and pick up a product? Check. Nothing can throw you off when you’re prepared.
4) Find a balance. Your entire time at home should not be consumed with your business. More likely than not you have other things going on—a spouse, kids, cooking, cleaning, hobbies, and any number of other pursuits. My husband encouraged me early on to set aside specific time in which I would not answer my phone, so I could focus on my family and the things that matter most in life, and that has been an invaluable lesson for me. Working from home can feel pressured at times, and it’s important to take time off during your day to rest, breathe, and spend time with your family and friends.
5) Get out of the house! When you work from home, it’s incredibly important that you have some reason to get out of the house every single day. Run an errand, get your hair done, go to a special event, volunteer at a community organization—anything to keep you active and interacting face-to-face with real people. Social media has made great strides, but nothing compares to that person-to-person networking. Not only that, but it will help keep you from feeling cooped up and stifled! Working from home is comfortable, but don’t let it make you complacent.
The ability to work from home has been one of my life’s greatest blessings, and I love being able to help others share in that blessing. If you are one of the lucky ones who finds yourself in a position of being able to work from home, follow these tips to ensure smashing success and personal sanity. And if you want to find out more about how you can START working from home, give me a call today! I’d love to talk to you.
30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond!
Thirty-day cleanses, detoxes and resets are all the rage right now—and for good reason. Taking time off from unhealthy or less than optimal eating habits and replacing them with delicious, nutrient-rich whole foods is always a good idea. Especially by this time of the year, when many of us have given up on our New Years’ resolutions and fallen back into our old ways, a thirty-day reset can be just what the doctor ordered.
Arbonne’s program is called “30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond!” It essentially aids you in eliminating harmful and inflammatory foods like wheat, refined sugar, alcohol and processed food from your diet and replacing them with fruits, veggies, protein and healthy sources of fats and carbs for thirty days in order to give your system a break and ascertain how you may be hindering your weight loss goals without knowing it. The key to success on such a cleanse lies in careful planning.
Many people attempt diets and cleanses by cutting out foods they know to be harmful—but that is only half the battle. The other (and equally as important) half is to replace harmful foods with healthy foods and nutrition sources so that you are getting the energy your body needs to burn fat and run efficiently. That’s where Arbonne comes in. Unless you are independently wealthy, you probably don’t have time to cook three times a day for thirty days from scratch. For most of our busy schedules, that’s not realistic. And prolonged hunger pains and craving spell disaster for your willpower and your waistline. Chronic hunger causes your insulin to drop, which causes your body to hang on to weight rather than drop it. Luckily, Arbonne has an arsenal of products formulated specifically to help curb your cravings, retrain your palate and ensure proper nutrition throughout the duration of your cleanse and beyond. Our Fit Kid includes:
- Chocolate and vanilla vegan protein powder made from cranberry, yellow pea and brown rice
- Soluble fiber supplements
- Fizzy sticks for additional Vitamin B to maintain insulin and balance
- Fit chews for beating cravings—SO yummy, so be careful not to eat too many!
- Detoxifying milk thistle tea for liver and kidney detoxifying support
- Digestion aids for essential gut health support and recovery
And unlike other “diet aid” products on the market, Arbonne’s are not filled with chemicals, refined sugars, wheat and soy products, and other inflammatory ingredients. They’re all 100% vegan certified, gluten-free, and made to complement the natural processes your body goes through to rid itself of toxins.
But the best part is that when you order our Fit Kit and participate in a 30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond cleanse, you also get support from your consultant, the Arbonne community, and more! You never have to go it alone. So if you’re ready to make a change in your life and set yourself up for success on the path to long-term healthy living, call me today and ask how you can start this shift in your lifestyle!
How to Keep Your Skin Looking Great this Spring
With the temperatures finally starting to rise, many people will be hitting the park, the beach, and the pool as soon as they can. Sun and fresh air are great for you overall, but unfortunately they can take quite a toll on you skin over time. Here are a few Arbonne products we offer to keep you looking and feeling great wherever you go this spring, so you can have fun knowing that your skin won’t suffer as a result.
Seasource Detox Spa Detoxifying Rescue Wash
This is a great head-to-toe product that cleanses and detoxifies your whole body. Use it after a day at the pool or the beach to rid yourself of chemicals like chlorine, or the sticky feeling you get from being in the ocean. It’s safe for hair and skin and helps restore your body’s natural pH balance by cleansing three layers down. It also helps your hair to remain sultry and smooth rather than fading or getting frizzy.
Water-Resistant Sunscreen: Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This all-in-one sunscreen/lotion/anti-aging cream is a must for springtime fun. Not only does it do the job of a sunscreen by protecting you from harmful UVA and UVB rays, but it also nourishes your skin while it’s at it and helps restore youthful glow with its collagen support properties. And at SPF 30, it’s the perfect balance of sun protection with no harmful chemicals, and is even water resistant up to forty minutes. It’s important to remember that no matter what brand you use, sunscreen should be reapplied every half hour to ensure maximum protection.
Glow With It After Sun Lotion
That sun-kissed glow of a fresh tan is beautiful—but it can fade rapidly in a day or so depending on your skin type, and with a busy schedule it’s hard to commit to tanning every day to keep it up. But with Glow With It After Sun Lotion, you don’t have to! The avocado oil and chamomile extract keeps your skin glowing and your tan looking fresh longer, up to two weeks if you apply it once a day!
Pure Vibrance Colorlast Hair Serum
Everyone knows that your hair can really take a beating during the warmer months. Between the sun, the pool chemicals and the salt water, by the time the summer’s over you can be left with a frizzy mess, and if you’ve colored your hair it can fade to just a shadow of its original vibrance. Colorlast Hair Serum uses argan oil and abyssinian oil along with other natural ingredients to keep your hair soft and colorful—after twenty washes, your hair still retains 93% of the color it had the day you got it done at the salon. It’s the perfect aftercare for a day in the sun!
Seasource Detox Spa Renewing Body Gelee
The Renewing Body Gelee is basically pudding for your skin—and it smells just as good. With all kinds of natural ingredients like sea kelp, ivy leaf extract and more, Renewing Body Gelee soothes sore and overexposed skin and eases sunburn pain instantly. It can also be used for cooking burns, hot flashes, and more! Hopefully you won’t get sunburned—but if you do, Renewing Body Gelee is the perfect cure.
The greatest part about all of these products is that they last a very long time. Buying one of each will take you all the way through an entire year, to keep your skin looking and feeling great no matter the weather. Check out the Arbonne website for more information about each of these products, and as always, feel free to contact me with any questions!
How to Brand Yourself for Success Online
It’s no secret that in today’s high-tech connected world, marketing and branding yourself online is essential for success, whether you’re trying to sell beauty products, art, houses, pet-grooming and everything in between. But it’s not a matter of random chance—those who market themselves successfully and develop a personal brand that is compelling and relatable tend to have a few different things in common that make their business and career flourish. The following tips can help you as you seek to promote yourself online and make connections with others that will last a lifetime.
Know why your product or service matters. Does it add value to somebody else’s life in any way? Does it contribute to the sum total of beauty and happiness in the world? Does it mean something beyond itself? Knowing the answers to these questions not only helps you connect with potential clients or customers but also helps you to keep going when times get tough—what you are doing truly matters.
Be authentic. It may sound trite, but nobody wants to do business with a robot. Nor do they want to do business with somebody they don’t feel like they can trust. Your online presence should include posts and content about something other than just the products you sell or the services you provide—because there is more to YOU than just the products you sell and the services you provide.
Keep the political and/or controversial to a minimum. Unless you’re an artist of some sort (or an actual politician), political rants meant to be divisive or controversial will usually harm your ability to be a reliable, sustainable online resource for folks. If you have strong opinions about those things that you want to be able to share, consider maintaining a personal page that is separate from your business account. But do be aware that many people will still look up your personal page(s) when deciding whether to hire, do business or be associated with you. Which leads me to my next tip:
Keep your goal in mind. Who are you trying to reach? What do you want them to know, do, be, purchase, change as a result of your content? You know your audience better than anybody else, and it’s important to keep them in mind when making decisions about what to post.
Strike a healthy balance with the frequency of your posts. You don’t want to be one of those people who spams their friends’ timelines with information they don’t care about and as a result gets forgotten, muted, ignored, or worse. But by the same token, it’s important to remind people that you are there and that you have something important to communicate, and in today’s society the average online attention span is incredibly short. Anywhere between three times a week to once a day is probably appropriate, but it varies based on your product, service, ability and audience, as well as the social medium through which you are communicating.
Branding yourself for success online is half science, half art. Following these guidelines is a great start, but it takes passion, dedication, empathy, thoughtfulness and innovation to really grow your online presence and become a name people can trust. We’ve been in the business of doing just that at Arbonne for over 35 years, and we have no intention of stopping.
Giving Back to the Local Community in Nashville, TN
Working in the network marketing industry allows people to have more spare time and more disposable income. And when people have more spare time and more disposable income, not only are they able to achieve their personal dreams, but they also give back to their communities in ways that uplift, educate and empower others to flourish and succeed in life. The men and women of Arbonne are passionate about their communities and love to find new and creative ways to donate their time, energy and passion to those around them.
The Arbonne Culture
The culture of Arbonne has always been focused on leaving the communities around us better than when we found them. We don’t just want to sell great products—we want to be great people. We want people to look at Arbonne and wonder what it is that makes our consultants so kind, considerate, and generous. We know that success is more than just making money—it’s making a difference.
The Arbonne Contribution
Arbonne consultants worldwide have done some truly amazing things with the extra time and income afforded to them. From literacy initiatives to missions trips, dance programs to youth scholarships, we are passionate about making the communities we find ourselves planted in even better places than they already are.
One of our consultants supports five different orphanages with her increased revenue. Another served as a patron for a center for abused women, and helped move their operation from a trailer to a beautiful new campus. The Arbonne Charitable Foundation provides educational grants and mentoring programs for teens and young adults each and every year. And on an individual level, our consultants use their time and resources to volunteer in their local churches, schools, food banks, and beyond.
One charitable cause I am particularly interested in right here in Tennessee is that of human trafficking. For a variety of reasons, Tennessee is a hub for modern-day slavery and our local Arbonne consultants are passionate about helping to fight it. One consultant, Nise Davies, owns a production and talent company in Franklin. Her daughter recently produced and wrote a movie entitled Eight Days, which deals with the true story of a 16-year-old girl who was sold in slavery and rescued. The passion and generosity of our consultants is beginning to span generations, and will effect the world for good for years to come.
The Arbonne Connection
If you are interested in connecting with local Arbonne consultants and helping us give back to charitable organizations in our community, good news! We are hosting a very special event on Tuesday, March 3, at 5:30PM at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Cool Springs. The event is free of charge and will serve as an opportunity to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation, Children of CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) and Mercy Ministries, organizations that are on the front lines helping some of the most vulnerable members of society. There will be hors d’oeuvres, spirits, a raffle and a silent auction! Anyone interested in attending may contact me to RSVP. This is not an “opportunity presentation” or a business ploy—we are interested in making a real and lasting difference in our community and our culture.
When you support Arbonne, you aren’t just supporting a person or a business—you’re supporting the improvement of communities locally and around the world. And at Arbonne, there is no competition because when one person wins, everyone wins. Our structure and values allow us the time to use our resources to give back and serve those around us, and that is a beautiful thing no matter who it starts with. As the old saying goes, “Rising tides lift all boats.”
Network Marketing for Big-Hearted Creatives in Nashville, TN
If you’re a creative or an artist in Nashville, TN, chances are you probably have to do something to pay your bills other than what you’re truly passionate about. And in some senses, that’s unavoidable. Unless you win the lottery, everybody has to do something to make money.
But that doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams, passions, or loved ones on the back burner. You can’t choose not to work, but you can choose your work. And you can choose work that not only adds to the sum total of beauty and happiness in the world, but also allows you time and freedom to do what you love and spend time with the people that are most important to you. Gone are the days when trading time for money in equal parts was doable or desirable for the average artist. Working smarter, not necessarily harder, is the way forward.
There are many ways to go about pursuing this goal, but one of the most powerful and accessible, especially for creatives, is that of network marketing, like what I do at Arbonne. As we’ve already seen, network marketing structures provide people with freedom, autonomy and agency when it comes to their time and income—which is great for everybody, but particularly for artists and others who can’t stomach the idea of selling their soul to an office for forty hours a week and relegating their dreams to weekend hobbies.
Whenever I talk to artists, creatives, young people, or anybody else fed up with the current socially accepted system of employment, my desire is that they think carefully and critically about where they are in life and where they want to be. If this is you, ask yourself two questions:
1) Where are you going to be in five years if you keep doing what you’re currently doing?
2) If your current income were to stop, what would you do, and how long would you be able to go before needing to make some serious changes in your life?
A Five Year Plan
Most of us have, at times, justified working a job we didn’t really like (or outright hated) because “It’s just for a while” and “It pays well!” But a while turns into six months, and then a year, and then two years, and before you know it you can’t remember the last time you felt like you were doing what you’re supposed to be doing.
If you keep doing what you’re currently doing, where are you going to be in five years?
This doesn’t mean you have to have a point-by-point five year plan that outlines every detail of your life. But think about it. In five years, will you be closer to achieving your dreams, or further away? Where do you want to be?
With network marketing, you can be a part of an industry that focuses on making people happy, while carving out significant time to dedicate to your passions and creative dreams. You don’t have to choose between money and art.
The “starving artist” trope doesn’t have to define you as a creative. In the Arbonne structure, as in other network marketing businesses, corporate works for you, as opposed to you working for corporate. They want to see you thriving, growing your business and brand, and being happy, fulfilled and well-compensated in the work you do. Passive or residual income means making money for work you’ve already done, and it’s a cornerstone of the network marketing industry. Rather than spending eight hours at a desk every day and being paid the same amount of money for each hour year after year, networking marketing is flexible and has the potential for exponential growth unhindered by specific hours or locations. And with Arbonne, there is no income cap or ceiling. Your possibilities are endless.
Freedom As Success
In today’s society, exhaustion is often seen as a status symbol. The unspoken assumption is that if you’re not busy running yourself ragged, you’re lazy. Well, I am passionate about using my story and my experiences in the network marketing industry to challenge that status quo. It’s not seeing is believing… it’s believing is seeing.
Many creative people have been crushed by their jobs and careers—between corporate culture, performance pressure and the inability to focus on what matters most, it’s no wonder. But I am here to tell you today that it doesn’t have to be that way.
Exhaustion should not be the status symbol of the day. Freedom should. The freedom to do what you love with the people you love is what truly constitutes success. And with network marketing like Arbonne, that success is well within your reach.
How To Eat a Healthy Meal in Nashville Any Time of the Day Plus On the Go
Arbonne Consultant Franklin TN Shares How to Eat Pure with No Limits
Rushing around Nashville day in and day out has become the norm for many business savvy residents. We eat on the go as part of our ritual. What we put in our bodies will ultimately determine our stamina and produce either good energy levels or leave us in a daze. That is why eating with purpose even on the go is so important. Lisa Danks, a top Arbonne consultant in Franklin, TN, gives tips on where to find great places here in Nashville and Franklin. With her career she has created for herself, she is allowed to enjoy life to fullest by shopping and eating on the go at some great places. Sometimes we assume it is impossible to eat a healthy diet when we are out and about, but with the help of Lisa's top outings we have hope to provide our bodies with necessary care and love. After all, don't we all love ourselves and want the best fuel for our minds? Here is a list of local dining venues to eat CLEAN:
1. Breakfast- Let's pair our breakfast bar with something so nutritious you will be shouting for more. The JUICE BAR in Franklin is such a warm trendy environment that you will be returning for more and more. They welcome you in like family and make ordering an ease. This is a great place to jump start your healthy lifestyle as well. Get juicing in Franklin, TN!
2. Lunch- Now that you are in the middle of the day your body is screaming for something yummy and delicious. Head on over to the SILLY GOOSE in East Nashville and check out their specials. This place is great for business lunch dates. Lisa raves about the lifestyle with that neighborhood family feel. Go try a sandwich made with as many local ingredients as possible. It will not disappoint that craving for high quality and clean food.
3. Dinner- Step right into Franklin and enjoy the vibe at Gray's. Yes, you can eat here at lunch too. But going for dinner you can easily enjoy your favorite homemade cocktails. Or maybe wine suits you. Pair them with some fried green tomatoes or shrimp and grits. Dine next to the stage for a more lively experience while diving into COMFORT FOOD done right, with a healthy twist. You will also find that GRAY'S offers just the right portion size of their upscale food. It is surely a unique southern experience.
4. Lisa's Favorite- BURGER UP has two great locations for you to enjoy a healthy meal while satisfying other people's desires as well. Lisa enjoys getting her kale salad along with a scrumptious lamb patty. This is a good place to go with your family as well as business associates. With so many different burger options, it makes a good compromise for the less healthy minded and those that are looking to feel great!
Bonus Idea- POST EAST is a gift to you. Indulging in their rich food is almost sinful. You can still have days where you enjoy food to its utmost extent. Plus, you don't feel guilty because it is healthy. You are surrounded by great people that love the community, and you can tell they are connected and plugged into Nashville.
Top Arbonne Consultant Franklin, TN Talks About the Network Marketing Industry
Network Marketing in Greater Nashville
When you hear people talk about Network Marketing, some might be skeptical or even have a negative response. These feelings are a mindset and coe from a lack of understanding about the industry. It turns out that, despite what some people feel, the industry of Network Marketing is the “business of the 21 st century!” There are opportunities in this industry in Nashville, Frankilin, East Nashville, Germantown and outside of the Greater Nashville area as well! This is exciting because of how Network Marketing can impact your life. Looking back into the 2000’s, everyone wanted a home based business. This painted a picture of freedom from corporate America and the ability to work from home. Everything changes, and business trends are no exception to this fact. We have moved away from the home based businesses and moved to the mobile business model, and the Internet is to thank for that. With the Internet, we now have more POWER, and coupling this with the vehicle that Network Marketing provides, you have what I like to call LEVERAGE!
I will use a brief comparison of Network Marketing and Franchises you are familiar with to talk a little more about leverage. The typical franchiser’s goal is to buy into a proven model and own 5-6 locations and in fact it is necessary to create leverage and wealth. In comparison Network Marketing is also a proven model that you can by into, but the amount of leverage available is much higher because there are not high barriers to entry that you find in the franchising industry. Because of the affordable and equal opportunity this industry offers, Network Marketing is an opportunity that you can share with people that are looking for as little as some extra spending money every month but can also provide the main source of income for a family. These people, some friends and family, then become your business partners with the same proven model as you, which creates a stream of residual income for yourself, which is a GREAT thing.
Residual income is doing work once and receiving monetary rewards for it over and over again without having to do the work over again. An example of this that is applicable to Nashville specifically is the music industry. A songwriter writes a song, which takes one time. He or she then receive rewards and payment every time that song is played. Some all it passive income, and others call it “mailbox money,” but the point here is that you are making money on something you did once! Welcome to the world of residual income. I think you will like it here.
Besides residual income Network Marketing if understood and WORKE, can provide you with other amazing life changing benefits:
Being able to use your time how you want allows you to form real relationships with people of your choosing. This, in turn, allows you to be exactly who you are. Without this time, many people end up forced into a social network through osmosis of work and the relationships available there, and find themselves with golden handcuffs and a forced lifestyle that is not what they design by choice.
When you are pouring into peoples’ lives and seeing the positive affects you can have through Network Marketing, you build your career with purpose and ministry! In addition, it is quite fulfilling to me to have made a six figure income for the last 9 years in a row! Be more so you can do more so you can earn more so you can give more, is something I heard when I started this journey.
Those that have a negative view of Network Marketing most likely do not understand the business model or have not taken the time to open their hearts to listen to the person trying to share. The truth is, 40 years ago, this industry was not what it is now, and it has evolved into the best choice for many looking for more. Being a professional is not categorized by the career path and business you choose but has more to do about the person and their character. There are good and bad teachers, attorneys, ministers, moms, real estate agents, etc. This industry not only has some of the wealthiest women and men but also has some of the most professional and giving individuals.
Network Marketing is about finding a problem or need in someone’s life and finding a way to fill that need. It is work, but it is working towards the residual income, time, fulfillment and professionalism that you are looking for! My name is Lisa Danks and I am a top Arbonne Consultant in Franklin, TN. I have built a team and helped my partners achieve all of these wonderful things in their life through Arbonne! It is never too late to start. Call me today to learn more and meet our team. I would love to talk with you about how YOU can benefit from this industry in the way that matters to you the most.
Tired of Diet Advice, Arbonne and Lisa Danks of Franklin Can Help You
Love this time of year? I do. Are you concerned about gaining weight, feeling bad after all the celebration ? It does not have to be like this. Some tips to help you navigate through the holidays.
1. Don't wait until after the holiday to start making good choices. Substitute your soda and energy drinks with a vitamin drink, such as NRG to GO fizz sticks from Arbonne.
2. Prepare ahead of time with some great clean meals so you are not rushing around eating fast food. If you cannot find the time to do this, use our protein powder and make some amazing protein bars that serve as meals, snacks and just a pick me up when you want to reach for a sweet treat. Posting a recipe for these bars and avoid the cost and extra sugar and preservatives that others have.
3. Grab the 7 day cleanse ( marine botanicals ) and use this cleanse 2 days a week from now until after New Years and your body will feel energized and clean.
4. Every morning and night, use our detox tea, milk thistle to keep your kidneys and liver clean and clear, this is what makes the difference in your metabolism and keeps your main key detoxifier working .
5. Hang around friends and partners who are healthy and making a difference as they are much more fun to hang out with because they have great habits, will introduce you to great food and tools that will help you feel empowered with the holidays..
I am open to consulting by phone and would love to help you make one small shift that helps you through your month and holidays. I love transforming lives in ways that matter.
This is not a diet .. this is not obsession with watching or counting calories, but this is pure and simple clean habits that build into a whole new you.
Event in downtown Nashville at the Marriott Airport on Monday evening at 6:30 is the 12 Shakes of Christmas event. If you would like more information on this, please just email or text me at firstname.lastname@example.org 561.809.2879
Come downtown Franklin and enjoy the holiday tradition of Dickens Christmas on Dec 13 and 14. See you there!
Lisa Danks Journey, Arbonne to Franklin Tennesee
Nine years ago I was introduced to an opportunity to join Arbonne International by my sister in law Donna, that would forever change the course of my life, that of my family's & create a ripple effect that touched hundreds... Focusing on thousands next! I am sitting here in bed with a cup of tea in hand, kids snuggled asleep down the hallway & feeling so grateful for seeing past the packaging of this "little business" and understanding what possibility it offered to create MORE in terms of time, financial peace of mind, balance, health, faith.I am 100% in control & present in every aspect of my life and THAT feeling is worth every sacrifice I made & challenge I overcame to build it!!! It continues to bless us year after year and knowing that I will continue to offer this " cute little business " to every person who I trust, know and love . Having a mobile business allowed our family to move to Franklin Tennessee which was our dream. How dare I not share it? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving ! If you would like to learn more so you can have a life with more time contact me for a free consultation to learn how you can too!
Food That Grows Comes to Franklin Tennessee
Experiencing this last 4 days in Nashville and specifically Franklin Tennessee with my amazing friend and naturalpathic physician Dr. Tanda Cook has been nothing short of incredible.
Learning from her experiences as a Food Expert and Naturalpath , we enjoyed 3 team cooking events . One of the most eye opening conversations regarding probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes and the significance of using this daily from day 1 in your life until 100 plus.
The beneficial bacteria that line our GI tract are essential for a healthy immune system , they help us break down our food and absorb our nutrients for optimal health . We are not what we eat but what we absorb. This is the exact philosophy that we are trained in with Arbonne International , a 35 year old company that continue to help clients add health .
You can find her blog and website as a great resource and we are already planning her next visit to the Franklin , Nashville area in the Spring. If you would like her cookbook please contact me or go directly to her website drtandacook.com
Here is to your health today from Lisa Danks in Franklin Tennessee #arbonneinternational #health #lifestyle #fun #friendships email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tanda Cook Visits Franklin
Nashville, what an exciting place to be during CMA week. This is a time when being healthy matters so you can get out and enjoy the events happening for free in Nashville.
Dr. Tanda Cook, author , farmer and Naturalpathic doctor will make an appearance in Franklin mid November for a book signing and some amazing information that you will find valuable for your day to day healthy living. Dr. Cook lives in Bozman Montana but loves to share her knowledge and passion in our town . Her cookbook called " Food that Grows" is a book that sits on the counter in my kitchen. Some of my favorite all time recipes that I use to entertain friends and family come from this wonderful cookbook.
Come to Vintage Jolie www.vintagejolie.com for an introduction and a book signing and meet the owners of an amazing new fantastic shop in downtown Franklin. Check with vintage Jolie or myself for the exact date which is coming soon!
Making better choices and learning from those who have so much passion lines up perfectly with the company I represent . The wellness revolution started in 1994 and is expected to be one of the largest industries in the world.
Come see , learn, enjoy and maybe one shift , one change can start you on your path to wellness. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
EXPLORING THE DOWNTOWN PUMPKIN FEST WITH LISA
This past Saturday, October 25. A local event was held in downtown, Franklin, TN to celebrate the fall season. The atmosphere was incredibly festive with individuals dressed up in costume to celebrate the coming Halloween. There were local bands, craftsmen showing their wares and tons of booths selling all types of food and treats. Thousands of people were milling around all with smiles on their faces and enjoying all items that were made available. I was able to find a great gift for my parents at Words on Wood , a company that takes any photo and puts it onto a piece of wood. I also was able to purchase a great locally sourced honey from Gracy’s Farm Fresh Honey from Fayetteville, TN, to give as Christmas gifts. I knew the honey was awesome because I bought it for myself the previous year. I had been waiting all year to purchase a handcrafted bird house and got that for myself. Had lunch at the Mercantile Deli in downtown Franklin and then visited the chili cook-off to round off my day. The greatest thing of all was that virtually everything at the fair was produced in the state of Tennessee with most of it coming from local farmers and craftsman. As a new resident in Franklin and a fourth generation small town girl from Delray Beach Florida my belief has always been about supporting local entrepreneurs and local businesses. This is how great communities were built. Nothing is more healthy than fresh and locally produced. If you did not make it this year be sure you get there next year.
Average Day in Nashville with Lisa Danks
Just an average day in Nashville as I head to my favorite hangout 2 Old Hippies .. turns out the hippies had it right all along!! Great style and healthy living. Finding the best places around town is a hobby of mine and finding that I can accomplish alot only because I schedule out my day the week and night before, so I know what is happening and the flow of my day. Taking the time to schedule our workouts as I do with 100% Fit in Franklin , so I can stay strong and feeling good is as important as scheduling time with your friends, time to explore and making the time to be with the people you love and care about. Check out these spots and we are sure to meet!! Having a wonderful FALL in the most beautiful state is the key to having a healthy state of mind today!!
Do you remember how to play?
What are you doing today, tomorrow, this weekend?
So many places to go and so many fabulous events happening in October right here in Nashville Tennessee. Moving here a year ago I made a decision to never take it for granted and to plan , do and enjoy all it has to offer. I made a decision to put more play into my life.
Things I enjoy doing are events like the CITY FARMHOUSE pop up show this weekend in Franklin. Vendors and designers from around the world. I attended last year and as I entered the farm, the pumpkins and the spirit of the fall was so wonderful. The smell of food trucks and the sound of music coming out of the barn just made my smile and feel so good to be alive. Walking through with my rain boots, jeans, sunglasses and a hat was a perfect way to attend this event.
As I look around my home today, I remember all the small items I selected that were special to me .
I will be attending this event with 3 friends this year who have joined the network marketing profession and my team with Arbonne, and now have more time to play and schedule their business around their life instead of their life around their business. Making this a priority and an event that will grow each year into a day of play with my girlfriends.. We are all busy with children , careers, bible studies, etc.. but when did we forget to just " play" and enjoy the life we are building?
Freedom to choose and decide what your life looks like is personal. What a wonderful life to have the freedom to decide when and with whom you spend quality time with. How many times have you said "I have to go to work" or "I cannot go, because".... This is one of those times I challenge you to step out, get up and call a friend, go with your spouse, take someone that cannot drive themselves, spend time with a parent - but enjoy the month of October by doing something in your life that involves play ... no other reason just enjoyment.
Top 6 Ways to Maintain Young Looking Skin
Our skin is always aging, and there are a couple ways to deal with it. One is just wait til one day you wake up and you look at yourself in the mirror and you think, "Whew, I look old." The other is provide your skin with preventive maintenance along the way to prevent the previous scenario. Beauty is sought after by the media, the moms, the dads, the youth, and everyone in between. We all want to feel good and we want to feel like we look good. Here are my TOP 6 WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUNG LOOKING SKIN!
Dry skin equals brittle skin, and brittle skin is neither appealing to the euye or comfotable to walk around in. Here is my favorite way to hydrate: the bkr Waterbottle . This wrapped glass water bottle comes in 500mL or 1L to keep your water at arms distance all day.
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- Trick: we all know that SUGAR can also lead to oxidative damage of the skin and age us sooner. Instead of sugary drinks, pop a fizzy tab in the water and you will be hydrated and have your cravins cured all in one punch!
(2) Use Sunscreen
Sunscreen can have some pretty long-named chemicals that can scare you off. The sunscreen I keep with me to get my family the nice bronze tan at the beach without the painful burns and peeling, is the Arbonne brand SPF 30 sunscreen which is also water resistant. $33
(3) Get Your Antioxidants
Alot of preventive maintance on the body comes from food. Knock down oxidative stress and damage with antioxidant right fresh berries from your local farmer! Check out Delvin Farms or the Franklin Farmers Market!
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Moisturizing the skin with something richer and more beneficial than your typical lotion is the way to go! Arbonne brand Genius Body Serum gives you moisture with toning, increased elasticity, and more!
(5) Partake in Fashional Protection
You must have a hat, but not just any hat! I love the panama hat that offers a cute sense of style while also protection for the skin on the face and forehead that is prone to over exposure.
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(6) Don't Wait for Crows Feet
The eyelids only block 25% of UV light, so we all need a little help in this department. I choose to use Warby Parker for my sunglasses, as they are a great price and can also have prescription as well!
How my journey from my home town of Delray Beach Florida brought me to Williamson County.
I have been dreaming of the simple life that I had growing up in a small but incredible town with generations of my family.
I am a wife and mother of 3 daughters who are a result of my journey with the company that I chose to put my name behind in 2005. Leading up to this decision was a drastic change in my family’s life and though it was not an easy struggle it was possible because I was gifted with a way to help my family and wake up with the hope that I would be able to continue to have the choices we had worked so hard for in our family. Quickly, I build a strong , sustainable business that has duplicated itself thru my team.
Many are walking thru life changes, employment challenges, family dynamics and health challenges that are unforeseen and I truly love helping others find their way thru those times by lifting them up financially and with a team of leadership who has walked thru the fire and found the joy and success of a different path. Our mission is to not only be a strong company with top standing as we are currently but to be the #1 company that gives back !!
The industry that I chose allowed me to live and choose where I would settle in with my family , the home and neighborhood that I would desire and the lifestyle that gave us joy and peace while still having a career to experience growth personally and professionally.
Being a part of wellness, during the wellness revolution and being a part of internet business during this time of explosion in technology and global business is exciting and forward thinking and the "Perfect Storm" of opportunity in this decade.
When I think about the last year and finding our home here in Franklin Tennessee, I can only say that I am home!! I have found a community that I am in love with and that I have been designing in my heart and mind for years!! Being with my husband in his home state of Tennessee is a gift I was able to help facilitate.
I am honored to be here, love to serve and enjoy my life because I get to choose while helping others find what they need. If you would like to know how to take ownership of your own life, grow in service and leadership and empower others to do the same , reach out. I am happy to set up time with you to explain why I love ARBONNE and how the company's vision 35 years is in alignment with those who can relate to my story. Enjoying the wellness products we represent is a great way to learn more and feel the integrity of my story!
Thank you Williamson County for welcoming me with open arms!
Join Arbonne today to enjoy the Arbonne products at a discount, build a business or share with family and friends. The system is easy to follow and implement as an Arbonne Independent Consultant. Identify where you see yourself with Arbonne and take advantage of all Arbonne has to offer you.
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Now some ZEROS
- ZERO Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) nor Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
- ZERO Synthetic fragrance or dyes
- ZERO Phthalates or PABA
- ZERO Mineral oil, petrolatum or paraffin (petro chemicals)
- ZERO Animal-derived ingredients such as tallow or hydrogenated animal protein
- ZERO Animal testing
- Dermatologist tested
- Botanically based to pamper you in pure herbal, plant extracts
- pH correct so your skin is not stripped of it's natural protection barrier
- Hypoallergenic: Voluntary human tests done under the watchful eye of an independent dermatologist. All of these tests are performed prior to introduction, to ensure that the products are proven pure, safe, beneficial, hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.
It's important to understand why you and your family want to use pure, healthy products that address the daily worries of being a by-product of our environment.
What you put on your body and what you put in your body are critical in today's environment and with our hectic lifestyles.
Let's take a look at some important facts about your skin and aging first
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