Gen Y is Here!

0513_coverstory_726Here’s a glimpse at the world of direct selling and what companies should consider as they reach out to Gen Y! The Magic of the First 90 Days appears on the cover of Direct Selling News this month.

Leave the world better than you found it!

Rubbing Elbows with Direct Sellers Made My Dream Come True

A few months ago, I took a closer look at direct sellers for Direct Selling News. (They are far more than just the Avon or Mary Kay ladies of the world.) I’ve been writing for this industry for more than six years and have had the pleasure of speaking with literally hundreds of people at all levels in direct selling. I have laughed and cried hearing the stories these folks tell about their circumstances and how direct selling lifted them, empowered them and taught them they could be what they always dreamed.

Telling their stories through publications likeDirect Selling News, Success From Home, Your Business At Home, and Beautiful You opened a door for me professionally and gave me a new-found respect for personal development. I credit my association with the direct selling industry for inspiring me to finally write my children’s book, Little Rumely Man. Rubbing elbows with direct sellers helped me make my dream come true.

If my January cover story for Direct Selling News or any of the stories on my website give you a glimmer of hope that you can make 2013 a better year for you and your family, then I’ve succeeded. Open minds soak up new ideas. That doesn’t mean everyone should be a direct seller. Maybe your take away will be inspiration to put together an action plan that will make your dreams come true. Resources are out there to help you make positive changes in your life. (Sometimes they are even free!) Just get past the fear, forget whatever circumstances that have been holding you back and forge ahead in this new year!

Leave the world better than you found it!







Pursue Your Passion, Share With Your World

Pursing a passion as a career is a blessing unlike any other. What could be better than getting paid to do something you love? That’s the subject of my story just published in USA Today’s, April 13-15 weekend edition, Direct Selling News supplement. (Page 10)

Writing this story validated for me the choices I’ve made in my life about writing and I hope it empowers others to look at their work as something from which to gain value (and I’m not just talking dollars!) Seth Godin, Tory Johnson, and Dan Miller are all tremendous sources for people wanting to change up their idea of work and explore the possibilities beyond a “trading time for money” job. (What inspiring folks!)

Letting your world know what you’re doing is vital to success. That’s something I struggle with personally. (Frankly, I’m uncomfortable tooting my own horn.) But with social media it is easier these days to reach out to your world. In fact, it’s a tremendous asset to building the kinds of relationships (work or otherwise) that can not only bring you business, but lasting happiness. Plus, social media is making it possible for entrepreneurs to not only compete, but also win at the innovation game. In this same supplement you will find a social media-focused story (page 19) that celebrates relationship building (Facebook-, Twitter- and Pinterest-style).

While it still gives me an uneasy (attention-monger) feeling to post links to stories I’ve written, I’m so happy to share what I’ve learned with those who matter most to me. My hope is to provide some value to you, and thereby, leave the world better than I found it.

Happy Spring to you all,


Leave the world better than you found it!