Saturday, November 24, 2012

Motivational Quotes

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Theme: Success
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.  You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.  David Lloyd George

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.  Art Linkletter

Remember where you start has no bearing on where you'll finish. But you can't hit the finish line a winner if you're not willing to start walking before you can run like a champion.   - Becca Levie

"Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them." -- Unknown

The more we love our work, the keener we are to do it well.  --Amy Carmichael

Always laugh when you can; it is cheap medicine. Merriment is a philosophy not well understood. It is the sunny side of existence. --Lord Byron

Theme:  Customer Service
If you want to become the greatest in your field, no matter what it may be, equip yourself to render greater service than anyone else.  -Clinton Davidson

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”   -Ray Kroc

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”  -Jeff Bezos 

Theme: Gratitude
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~Melody Beattie Melody Beattie

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”   ~Brian Tracy


"In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors." 

~Francois de La Ruchefoucauld


Theme: Determination

"When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them."
Karen E. Quinones Miller

"Never give in, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never Yield to a force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
-- Winston Churchill

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
Leonardo Da Vinci

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?"
―  Lance Armstrong

Theme:  Leadership

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”  -John C. Maxwell

"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control. " -Tom Landry

“Seven Steps to Success
1) Make a commitment to grow daily.
2) Value the process more than events.
3) Don't wait for inspiration.
4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity.
5) Dream big.
6) Plan your priorities.
7) Give up to go up.”     -John C. Maxwell

Theme:  Satisfaction

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
-Margaret Thatcher

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
-Jim Rohn

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
-Arnold Bennett

Theme:  Teamwork

Coming together is a beginning. Working together is progress. Keeping together is success.
- Henry Ford

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.  -Aristotle

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.  - Andrew Carnegie

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.  -Henry Ford

Theme: Momentum

“Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?”   -Anthony Robbins

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”  -Michael Korda

"Momentum? Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher."  -Earl Weaver

 Theme: Life

"To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work."  - Sister Mary Lauretta

"Happy people... enjoy the fundamental, often very simple things of life... They savor the moment, glad to be alive, enjoying their work, their families, the good things around them. They are adaptable; they can bend with the wind, adjust to the changes in their times, enjoy the contest of life... Their eyes are turned outward; they are aware, compassionate. They have the capacity to love." 

  -Jane Canfield

"Lovely, complicated wrappings, sheath the gift of one-day-more; Breathless, I untie the package -- never lived this day before!"  -
Gloria Gaither

 Theme: Breakthrough

Breakthrough comes when we deliberately continue in that truth by renewing our minds with it over and over again, and acting on it. In other words, that truth must become a lifestyle before it will produce the results we desire. -Creflo Dollar

Keep Believing in your Miracle. Don't quit the moment before your miracle... your breakthrough... your SUCCESS!   - Lee Kemp 

Opposition is just proof that you're close to a major breakthrough keep going!  -Joseph Simmons

Theme:  Effort

I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.  - Harry S. Truman

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”  -Helen Keller

“If you're not gonna go all the way, why go at all?” -Joe Namath

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”  -Theodore Roosevelt

Theme:  Focus

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” -Paulo Coelho

 “Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.”  -Colin Powell
 “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”  Zig Ziglar
"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want." -Ben Stein

"Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it." -Andrew Carnegie

Theme:   Goal Setting

"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." -John Dewey

"Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself."  -J. Howes

"It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Theme:   Commitment

“The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.
Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can. The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it's a job.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people. I call the process of doing your art 'the work.' It's possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that's how you become a linchpin.

The job is not the work.”  - Seth Godin

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”  -Mario Andretti

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. - Zig Ziglar

Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good parent, a good teammate, a good role model? There's that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not? -LeBron James

There's no abiding success without commitment. - Tony Robbins

Theme:   Value

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." -Warren Buffett

"Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them." -Stephen Covey

"It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are." -Roy Disney

Theme:   Comfort Zone

“We cannot expect to grow if we are too afraid or unwilling to change and face challenges. When we exit our everyday, mundane lifestyles to do something different we can experience growth, undiscovered strength, and new abilities within ourselves.”  -Ashley Ormon

“...often, stepping outside your comfort zone is not careless irresponsibility, but a necessary act of obedience.” -Andy Stanley

“If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.” - John Maxwell

Theme:   Strength

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” -Phil Jackson

“Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team.”  -Patrick Lencioni

“The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.”  -Rensis Likert 

 Theme:  Achieving
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson

"I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish." -Chuck Norris

"The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure." -John C. Maxwell

 Theme:  Accomplishment
"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"  -Anne Frank  

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals." -Larry Bird

"There are times I am happy. There are times I am sad. But I always try to separate emotion from the need to reach for something stronger, deeper. And then no matter the emotion, I can reach for a stability that helps me accomplish what is the goal."
-Troy Polamalu 



Michelle Perez, Independent Scentsy Family Consultant
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Customer Reviews and Testimonials

Read what people are saying about Scentsy Fragrance!

These are testimonials of some customers and what they have to say about Scentsy Fragrance!

J.E. from South Carolina says: "The warmer I bought is fantastic, I actually let my husband open the box and he was psyched to see his favorite team! And the vanilla cream smells so good! ... The scent really spreads too. I have it on the counter between my kitchen and living room and it easily fills up both of those rooms, and travels towards the other rooms. I'm really impressed! And, I just received some sample scents and other materials from the consultant in the mail! The sample scents were just little pieces of wax in tiny zip lock bags but man they are fragrant! This is great because my husband and I both like the other two scents so now we know what to order for a refill!"

Y.P. from Nebraska says: "I love the Cherry Blossom warmer and the scents smell wonderful, the cubes last a long time!"

M.G. from New Jersey says:
 "I recently held my First Tote Party as well as an Online Party for Scentsy and I was really surprised on the great outcome I received in selling the products. Having the Tote Party really let my family, friends and co-workers smell all of the Great Scents that Scentsy has to offer and the product actually began to sell itself. I was really impressed with the sales and I was even more impressed with the great rewards I received just for having the parties. I
received my first Scenty Plug-In Warmer and Full-Size Warmer. Along with my warmers I picked out some great smelling Scentsy Bars and I am now a Loyal Customer of Scentsy. The aroma fills my house from my kitchen, to my living room, to my bathroom. I know that my house is smelling sooo good especially when I have both my husband and my son commenting on how nice everything smells. Since I received my warmers and bars in the mail I can't wait to try out another scent and I am looking forward to purchasing more items in the future. Thanks Scentsy for making my house smell ooo sooo good."
**Update: This customer loved Scentsy so much she joined my team as a Consultant in March of 2012 and is now on her own journey of success and Vision Conquering!

K.B. from Nebraska says:
"I love the warmer and scent my mom has at home! As soon as you walk in, you can smell it, it's sooo good! I love it!"

G.W. from Nebraska says:
"Scentsy has some really good scents! I love the new scents I purchased and I love the room sprays! They make great gifts too!"

R.G. from New Jersey says:
"Omg, thank you thank you, the Warmers are gorgeous and nice sizes, even for the plug-ins; and the scents are amazing!!!"

M.S. from Nebraska says:
"My husband and I just love Mochadoodle. It smells so good and my entire house fills with the aroma!" 

A.M. from Nebraska says:
"I got home, turned on my Plug In and put a cube in it. My bedroom door is closed, but the aroma has traveled through the bottom of the door and into the hallway. I love it!"

S.C. from Nebraska says:
"I put a Scent Circle in my daughter's bathroom and now every time she walks in it she says she loves the smell! She's hooked on Scentsy too, we go through the Scent Circles and pick out which ones for which room."

J.G. from Nebraska says:
"I LOVE the Dryer Disks! The aroma lasts for over 20 loads of laundry!! WOW!!"

T.B. from Nebraska says:
"I put a Dryer Disk over the bathroom vent and it releases such a great aroma! Everyone loves the smell in my bathroom!!"

R.C. from Florida says:
"I really love my products! My son came home and asked what that great smell was. I am happy with my scents and I love how the company is so careful and detailed when they pack up the products, they do care about their customers!"

C.L. from Wisconsin  says:
I really enjoyed hosting a party.  The fact that you say it has been hassle free makes me happy. My husband has fallen in love with the He's Alive Warmer and I can't wait to try out all the scents!"

J.V. from Nebraska says:
"Thank you for my order. I already set up my Plug In. The Camu Camu Scent Bar has an excellent fragrance, I love it! My next order will be a Warmer for my Living Room.  I think I am addicted to Scentsy!"  

S.W. from Nebraska says:
"My children slept with their new Scentsy Buddies (Christmas gifts) for nap time! They love them! They now can say goodnight while hugging them!"  ;)

S. W. from Pennsylvania says:
"Got my goodies today! My daughter took her's already and set it up in her room. :)"

J.M. from Ohio says:
"Came home from work and found the house smelling awesome with a new Warmer and Scent we received as a gift! What a way to represent the Caribbean with a fresh Scent like Havana Cabana!  I think we are going to have to purchase some other scents to try them out!"

D.B. from Nebraska says:
My staff loved their gifts, thanks for picking out the scents.  The scents and plug ins both came together perfectly for each of their personalities and home decor! 

E.M. from Nebraska says:
I love the Warmer and Scents I purchased for my home. I am trying to get my husband to use the warmers in his office instead of using candles. He loves the scents too.  We are loving it all! 

S.C. from Nebraska says:
Thank you for selling such an amazing product! I'm happy to be your customer :)

M.C. from Nebraska says:
I love all the scents!

J.D. from Nebraska says:
These products are great! They don't compare to the knock offs. Scentsy warmers and scents are much better than any knock off out there! You get so much more quality and value for your money! 

G.A. from Nebraska says:
My wife was having trouble getting rid of a stench in the house that was left from the prior tenant. The landlord had the carpets cleaned, and we tried industrial strength cleaner to see if that would work. The cleaner seemed to work for a few days, but after a while the smell came back.
We tried candles from big name stores, janitorial supplies, plug-ins and nothing seemed to work, until…
The aroma from these wickless candles is awesome. Not only has it been able to mask the smell in the carpet, it emits enough scent to cover 3 rooms.
We are truly impressed with the product and recommend it for any home. We love the fact that we can leave it on when we are gone for short periods of time because the candles only use a 25watt light bulb to heat the wax (no burning wicks), and it’s safe from harmful toxins. We would recommend a scent to try but because Scentsy has over 70 fragrances, it would be impossible to know what someone else would like. We do have a couple of favorites like Zen Garden and White Tea & Cactus.
We hope your experience with Scentsy Fragrances is just as scentsational as ours has been.

*This testimonial is from a Consultant who joined Team Vision Conquerors in May of 2014! 

T.T. from MI says:
I enjoy being Customer of the Month, I got such great deals on my rewards and products! I am loving this!!

T. E. from Ohio says:
I am looking forward to hosting my Online Party! It's time to stock up on some fresh scents!
*Did you know you can book an online party and earn free rewards? It's hassle-free and fun! 

M.M. from NJ says:
I love how my new Scentsy Warmers look in my home. They are beautiful!

J.T. from DC says:
I am NOT a fragrance person by any means, but the hubs is. I ordered him a Christmas present on Sunday and it arrived yesterday! I didn't want him to wait, so I had him open it last night and he was so excited! The Scenty Rooster Warmer matches my new kitchen curtains beautifully, and the manly Cozy Fireside scent is pleasing to both of our picky noses.
Thank you for sharing your holiday Scentsy deals with me!

R.G. from NE says:
I love my Tiger's Eye Warmer! Oh my and I picked Mellow Moments! It is amazing!  I love them both! So worth it!

J.B. from ME says:
Thank you so much for going above & beyond... you're the best!

L.M. from NE says:
I plugged in my Isabella Element Warmer and everyone in the office loved it! I love the fact it has a heating pad and doesn't use a bulb! I got lots of compliments on the scent, 1 cube was all I needed to get the office smelling great!  

J.A. from NJ says:
Looks like not only will I be addicted to the scents but my boys too!! They love the spray!!   

A.M. from IN says:
I suffer from allergies and have yet to find a product I can smell and won't hurt my sensitivity. I am so happy with Scentsy! I can smell the aromas in my sampler and love all the ones my Consultant suggested. I am just so very happy to have found Scentsy and am excited to order again!  

S.C. from NE says:
I'm gonna be putting another Scentsy order in soon. I think the Fall/Winter scents are my FAVORITES! ... Thanks for hooking us up!

G.P. from NE says:
There's definitely a good market for good products. With Scentsy I have noticed that not only do I have good product, I have good service too! Thanks for being my "Scentsy person"! 

C.K. from MN says:
Got my Scentsy box! Yay! My house smells amazing again! Thank you!


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Michelle Perez, Independent Scentsy Fragrance ConsultantFuture Director 
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A few suggestions I give to interested people who want to sign up but need the money to invest, is to:
1. Ask a friend or family member to loan you the $99 as an investment for your business. You can pay them back within 2 months if you set your sales goal of $500 the first 2 months (your commissions will be $100 so you can pay back $50 and keep $50).
2. Save $25 or $50 from each pay check and sign up once you have the total amount.
3.  Ask family members to give you cash as a birthday present or any gift or donation as a start up investment for your new business.

Also, here's the info on our latest Team Vision Conquerors Call
Take 30 mins out of your schedule and listen in. I guarantee you're going to be glad you did!  Let me know your thoughts after listening in.  Any questions you may have about joining, please let me know.
I would LOVE to sponsor you on my team and help you change your life!

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My Story!

I moved to Nebraska in September of 2010 after being born and raised in NJ! I've been married for over 16 years and have 2 beautiful girls. I had dabbled in other Direct Selling companies, trying to find one that I could build a business with and be a stay at home mom. I am a certified teacher, but haven't been in a classroom since 2006. When we moved to Nebraska, my husband and I agreed I'd stay at home for some time, until my youngest started pre school, then I'd go back to teaching. But in my heart I kept praying and hoping I'd find a business I could "explode"!  :)

I was invited to an Open House during the fall of 2010.  I had never heard of Scentsy Fragrance and I had a lot of fun smelling the various aromas and just getting to know the product!  When I got home, I couldn't help but talk about it and I was intrigued to say the least.  I felt like becoming a Consultant, with the little I knew of the product, because I had fallen in love with those aromas!  I waited, talked to my husband and a couple of months after the Open House, I was contacted by that nice gal I met and bought the scents from :)  Well, after a lot of emails and questions and answers, I decided I liked Scentsy so much, I was excited to join the Scentsy family and go from there.  I began this journey in April of 2011 and I am happy to share it with you all!  I know you'll love the Aromas, as I do... and when you come across that special one, that AROMA MIA, please be sure and let me know!  :) 

It took me a while to sign up because of that dreaded 4 letter word:  FEAR!  FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear of failure, fear of the unknown, but worst of all, fear of investing my money and not showing anything for it.  Becoming a Consultant has been a blessing to me and my family. My girls LOVE Scentsy! My husband helps me promote and share Scentsy everywhere he goes! I love Scentsy and have been sharing it with all my friends and family across the US. I am constantly seeing my business explode more and more each day, and can't wait to see where this journey takes me!!  God put a dream and a vision in my heart, and even if it's taking a while to come, it's coming! And I won't give up my hope nor my faith! Fear takes your vision, your goals and dreams away; but Faith stirs it all right back up! Maybe God put a dream or a vision in your heart, and the circumstances you have gone through have fanned that flame... but you have an opportunity to relive that dream, and let God continue to mold that dream and vision! Don't let fear steal the future God has planned out for you! This is my season, and it's yours as well. So, sing with me, "I'm coming out, I want the world to know, I've got to let it show"!  Join me and write your own story of blessing for the world to know! God and I are writing my story daily, so come back often and read what's new!  :)

I would love to hear your story and your vision and dreams for this season!  I'd love to sponsor you and to grow our business together! Contact me today just to talk, or for more information, or to request some samples and a catalog!

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