Help, Share, Give Back….

Good morning, as I sit here at my desk not aching too much after completing a 5.5 mile walk yesterday in aid of Dementia Care, here in the UK.  I also rode to the event which is a 4 mile round trip!

One of the things that has always appealed to me has been to be able to give back to society.  Now giving back to society does not always mean in a monetary way, you can give your time, raise money through a charity event, or raise awareness in however way you can. It can be rewarding to give back to the community who has supported you in some way shape or form.   Most people dont have the spare money or time to be able to give back to society, this is why I love network marketing because it gives you the additional income that is expendable.  I gave up my gym time for this walk, but did I miss the gym, no, instead of a workout  I did a walk, met so many peope who have had the challenge of living through and are still going through the journey of a relative with dementia, it truly was delightful to have completed this walk in my mother’s memory and for those all ar

It is more blessed to give than to receive – Acts 20.35

Dementia has a special place in my heart, because my mother suffered from ‘vascular dementia’ and sadly passed away in 2016. I know first hand what it is like to live with Dementia and how it affects those around you, including the one you love who has the illness.

Dementia affects everyone in the family, even close friends.  It is a horrible illness and there are many types of illnesses associated with Dementia which you can see below.











If you have been affected and are beginning to go through the journey of Dementia you can get more advice from this site:

United Kingdom:

And if you wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society and help fight Dementia you can do so here

I hope you found value in this post, please do leave me a comment below.


Mindset, Changes and Challenges

I am definitely all about sharing experiences.  It’s a way of helping others who are in a similar position to you.  We don’t know what is going on in each others lives, but by talking, it opens gateways.

Today I want to share how a shy mother of two young boys, found herself in the most daunting position in her life.  What was that you may ask? We all have ups and downs in life.  Each of us think we are all going through a unique situation, and are the only ones experiencing it.


You are not the only one going through changes in circumstance in your life! There are tons of self help books on every imaginable circumstance you can google……

I went from happily married mother with a lovely family to becoming a single parent with two young boys.  By the government standards my kids were in a family unit that did not stand a chance to progress in life, and even more so they were boys!!

My marriage broke down due to infidelity, and with that came mistrust.  Nothing new here. But to me it was my world crashing around me.

So, being my proud independent self, I didn’t want to be seen as a failure, even though I really felt like one, with a failed marriage behind me.  I won’t tell you here about what it did for my self esteem, that is another blog post!  My logical head kicked in, and I had to find a way to replace the salary that just walked out of the door.

So I had to find something that I could do while still doing a full time job…. I wanted to be around my kids, they needed me more now than ever being a single parent.


So I researched companies and things I could do online to work from home in the evenings when the kids were in bed.  That was the start of my Network Marketing Journey!!!

That was over 12  years ago now.  Working in the Network Marketing Industry has helped me to develop myself personally, I have had so many great mentors and teachers along the way such as the late great Jim Rohn, John C Maxwell (met them both in person), Tony Robbins, Eric Worre, Diane Hochman, Ray Higdon, Jordan Schultz, Abdul Waheed and many more.   This is a world I would never have entered if it were not for my circumstances of a failed marriage back then.  So I guess I should thank my lucky stars that things happened they way they did.

Often we do not realise that we are being held back from our path of greatness, life gets in the way and distracts us as to the reason that we are here.  Circumstance or fate whatever you wish to call it, brings you towards your path of greatness sometimes through tragedy, sometimes through ways which do not seem favourable at the time.

Destiny-QuoteI truly believe this.  Karma, the Universe, Law of Attraction, God, The Higher Being, what ever you refer to, you will be guided towards your greatness, but you have to learn how to listen, learn how to be guided, it is called your intuition.  Some of us are more intuned to this than others.  I will go through how you can improve your intuition through meditation in another blog post.

So, in closing my experience of developing one’s self, through reading recommended books such as

Jim Rohn – The Twelve Pillars

George Classon – The Richest Man in Babylon

Lynn Grabhorn – Excuse me Your Life is Waiting

Oprah Winfrey – What I know For Sure

More suggestions will be coming through in further blog posts, but these are the ones that helped improve my confidence, and set me on the path to where I am now!



Woman you got Skills!

Most of us don’t know our own value. We got skills we don’t think are important or valuable. 

I’m talking to the stay at home mother. The homemaker, you sacrifice your career in order to look after the children, nurture and be there for them, providing food and love and stability while running a beautiful  home. 

You organise their day to day activities, you ensure they have their lunch, their gym kit, that their homework is completed. You get them to school on time. 

You arrange appointments for dentist, GP where appropriate and make sure they get there on time. 

You tidy away their mess, wash cook and clean. 

You manage the household budget, paying the bills, buying food and all the necessary items that are needed around the house. 

When the house is being decorated, you are the one who chooses the colour schemes the fittings and ensure they go in the right places.

When there are arguments and fights between the kids, you are the peacemaker. 

You are the organiser amongst other things when there are birthday parties and family get-togethers. 

So considering all of the above, let’s break it down and see the tangible skill sets in a work place environment for what they are.
You have a great time management skills, you have great organisational skills, you are strategic in your thinking, and you’re able to handle a budget. You able to negotiate and are great at facilitating. 

You have great project management skills, and able to multitask and work with a team or on your own initiative. 

You are a go to person, and you get things done! 

You are a leader, you motivate and inspire! You are a great teacher and nurturer. 

So the next time you feel that you are not capable of going out there in the real world to get a job that pays well, just look at your transferable skills and take that to the marketplace. 

International Women’s Day!

I just love this day, being recognised and recognising some of my women entrepreneurs and my friends for the hard work and efforts that they do in raising families and putting together a business generating an income that’s making a difference to the lives of their families.

More and more women are looking to have a sideline business, or possibly a main business that they can do from their own home, one that will help them work around their family.

Know whether you realise it or not most of us women are really good at the following;


Know whether you realise it or not most of us women are really good at the following;

  • Organising
  • Time management
  • Encouragement/motivation
  • Creative
  • Entertaining
  • Great hostesses
  • Nurturers
  • Teachers
  • Great listeners
  • Great negotiators
  • Great peacekeepers
  • Good facilitators

The list is endless I could go on, but these are just some of the qualities that we as women have. Too often we underestimate ourselves and the value that we could provide out there in the marketplace. I encourage you all to take the time out to look at your transferable skills, the skills that we use at home with our family and our children, these are powerful skill sets that would an employer would pay great money in any corporate situation.

So why not to work for YOU Inc!

It was back in 1999 when I became redundant that I took a look at my skill set. It’s funny isn’t it, when you are reached with the situation such as redundancy, or losing your job that’s the time we choose to look deep within. I had to look at what I could do, what skills set I had that were transferable and what my job possibilities were. Honestly, you shouldn’t have to wait until then, we should be looking at our skill sets on a regular basis, we should be updating out resumes monthly with out achievements.

So, this week of International women’s day , Value yourself, take note of the transferable skills you have, and begin to dream again.