We are moving to California

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So you may have heard a rumor or seen a vague post on Facebook that my family is moving to California.  It is true we are.  Mid November we will be California Residents.   Why such a radical change and why California?

In late July my husband got a phone call from a personal friend telling him about this position coming available at his company.  He talked quite a bit about the awesomeness of the company, culture, and opportunities.  Although my husband wasn’t looking for a job he was intrigued and kept an open mind and started doing his own investigation.

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Have you heard of the company Roku?  Maybe you have one of these devices in your home. A Roku device or Roku TV let’s you watch TV your way.  No more multiple remotes and 10 minutes to figure out how to get what you want.   We have been users of this device for several years now.  This simple inexpensive device makes exercise, cooking, cleaning, homeschooling and date nights SO MUCH BETTER.  

pbskidsrokuFirst thing in the morning the kids watch a PBS learning show while we make breakfast and organize the day. No matter what time it is or what learning show the kids want to watch (Sesame Street, Word World, Nature Cat) the Roku device let’s us watch them on our schedule.  You can get a variety of free channels. For days when we can’t get outside our Homeschool Gym Class includes a Youtube Fitness Blender “Kids Move”.  I love my K-LOVE and Elevation Channels and listen to worship music and a Stephen Furtick sermon throughout the week.

Some channels you may want have a minimal monthly charge. We have Netflix and PureFlix.   Netflix Leap Frog Learning shows have helped my kids learn their alphabet, phonics, shapes, numbers, and now words and math so that time gets counted as part of HomeSchooling a couple times a week. Do you want a cheap but inspiring Date night?  Try a Pure Flix movie with your honey?  We love watching these uplifting movies.

Preparing dinner wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for the Roku device.  My 6 year old and 3 year old can easily turn on their favorite learning show while my hands are messy making dinner. My Roku device also gets my house cleaned easier.  How?  I use their favorite Netflix show or movie as a reward for “getting our work done” on cleaning days.

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It may sound like we watch a lot of TV, but in fact the kids watch less then 2 hrs a day and most of it is focused learning.  Before when we just had TV or Cable they ended up watching more and less quality TV.  The Roku gives us more control and specifics with the programming that goes into their little heads.  We estimate the device and channels we pay for saves us at least $300 a year compared to basic Cable TV and the Red Box Movies we used to get.   Plus the sanity and time savings is priceless.   

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Roku was founded by CEO Anthony Woods the INVENTOR of the DVR. His company Roku which means 6 in Japanese is the 6th company Mr Woods has founded. Mr Woods has been instrumental in many of the amazing things we all enjoy including streaming movies.  As my husband investigated Roku and found it to be an amazing company filled with talented people.  He was excited for the chance to work there so he started the application and interview process.

It was a hard process. He went through some tough interviews and at several points we thought he was rejected.  But thanks to God, personal referrals, JOB DOMINATION, and lots of prayer he received his acceptance and approval letter October 11th, 2016.  

We all are extremely excited and of course nervous about this new adventure.  We are moving from the Privacy of the woods in a small town of 7000 people spread out over almost 600 square miles…. To  30,000 people packed into 11 square miles…..   WOW.  It is definitely going to be different.    The freedoms and lifestyle we enjoyed in Florida are going to be missed.  But it’s time to do hard things expanding our territory, learning, developing, and growing .  

When we stay in a comfort zone of convenience, routines, and sameness we don’t grow.  When we stretch ourselves to do something different, to use our talents and skills we grow and make the world a better place.

I am super proud of my husband.  He is a talented incredible genius of a man but he doesn’t like change.  He is stretching himself to take this leap of faith. He is applying his talents and growing his skills so he can make a difference for the company but more importantly for his family. His stepping out in faith will not only contribute to the success of Roku but ultimately change our family for generations.  His example to our children and wise stewardship of the financial blessings will change the trajectory of our future.  

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Jay and I are looking forward to this new adventure with Roku.  We understand that what we are saying YES to is much more than a job.  

What decisions will you make today that will help you grow as a person? What risks will you take to change your future generations?  What talents are you not using right now?  What skills do you need to learn or sharpen to improve your life?    Are you willing to stretch yourself and grow?  We hope so.

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Truth and Lies About Money

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Last night I interviewed a couple who would like to partner with us in business. This couple reminded me of where Jay and I were just 7 years ago. A few minutes into the conversation we realized they were DESPERATE to make their home business work just like we were years ago. Why? Because they were literally drowning in debt and were robbed of quality time and freedom in their lives. They were slaves to a JOB and working. Like us they felt they had no choice but to do what they were doing all along just becoming more and more DESPERATE to find a way out of the pit of poverty.

On the outside Desperate Diane and David (we will call them) are living the American Dream. Living in a great neighborhood, in a beautiful $200,000 home, their kids are going to the best schools, and David the main earner in the family has a DREAM JOB earning over 6 figures a year. But look a little closer and you will find so much stress, tension and despair. David commutes 2 hours a day and most nights doesn’t get home until after 8 pm. His health has suffered and recently he had a minor car accident because he fell asleep at the wheel coming home from work.

Diane is an amazing wife and mother who cares for their home and family mostly by herself. She works a seasonal job earning an extra $2000 a month. She will work 30 hours a week during the kids’ school time and sleep time. She loves the work but it’s grueling as she sacrifices her sleep and sanity. This is what she said about the extra weekly paycheck she gets during her seasonal job. “Its like a million dollars to us. It gives us room to breathe a little and takes the stress off of our finances and keeps us from using our credit cards for groceries and day to day expenses.” Do you know that feeling?  Do you know what it’s like to have to use your credit card to pay for day to day expenses?

They have $25,000 dollars in credit card debt, plus they have Student Loans, Car Loans, Medical Debt, and a Mortgage. Even though they earn great money they spend everything and then some every month. WHY? Because they are in POVERTY. See Poverty isn’t just for those earning under the Poverty Line. It’s a label for anyone who uses all the money they earn every month.

Is that blowing your brain? Maybe you are thinking how can you call me poor, I earn more than $60,000 a year. I can call you poor if you are spending all the money you earn in a year and then some.

Let me share our story of poverty with you.

This past year our home business parent company gave my husband and I a surprise letter at our company convention to be backstage at a certain time for a HISTORICAL AWARD. We thought simply it was because we had been in the company for 15 plus years and they were awarding us a longevity award. As we took the stage with more than 25 other leaders from our company the MC explained that every member who was on stage was part of an elite group who have earned 1 MILLION DOLLARS or more in the company. My husband and I looked at each other and our hearts sank, we turned a few shades of pale and immediately got sick to our stomachs… WHY???? Because simply we had earned over 1 million dollars and SPENT over 1 million dollars… AGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH! We had no significant savings, do not own a home, don’t own our vehicles yet, and still have over $100,000 in Student Loan Debt.

So what is the difference between Desperate Diane and David and my husband and I… ONE THING. See in 2008 Jay and I became serious about digging out of the Pit of Despair. We got a hold of a Training Program that gave us a plan to get back on track.  We worked that plan really well for 3 years and paid off more than $150,000 in debt before we started to slack again. I can give you a list of excuses why we became lazy again but that is all they are… EXCUSES.

Our household income went significantly up so there seemed to be less stress and our lives got busier when my husband started a new job and we started a family. So again we would spend all we made. We also started investing in some things without wise counsel, which took more than $100,000.

Although it set us back some we still have been able to pay off $280,000 in 6 years and 8 months. WOW, right? Some people would be totally out of debt if they had just stuck to the plan, but sadly we made more debt because we made more money. It’s such a slippery slope you can fall down when you have the paycheck or in our case a commission check that comes every month. It’s dangerous unless you have the skills to handle money correctly.

So during our interview with Desperate Diane and David we told them that most people with that much financial stress in their lives don’t usually find significant success in their own home business right away unless they get their money management and debt under control first. We also have made it a requirement for our new team members and staff to take this Financial Program.

The Programs are:

WAR ON DEBT

War on Debt

DEBT ELIMINATION AND FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

Debt Elimination & Financial Independence

The greatest feeling in the world is paying off your debt and getting out of bondage. It’s amazing to watch our team members and staff create a new happiness and lightness to their lives. They are happier, healthier, and are way less stressed. THEY ARE BETTER Employees, Business Developers, Parents, Spouses, Friends and People.

When you break free from POVERTY it is a freedom like you and I can’t even imagine.  I have had a little taste of it and I look forward to the day that we are completely free.  My husband and I also look forward to the day that YOU are FREE. I hope you will make the investment in your future happiness by getting

WAR ON DEBT and DEBT ELIMINATION AND FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

 

God Bless your Success,

Mary Starr Carter
The Total Wellness Doc and Mom

Don’t Wait For the Lottery to Change your Life: Think About Starting a Home Business

The stewardess on the plane was an amazing woman with many talents. She was originally from the Philippines and moved to this country, having had several degrees and different careers during her life.  She loved people and just had a caring heart.  She and her husband recently adopted a Philippines’ baby girl and he was living in the Philippines with their daughter and she was flying the skies. They had a home in Texas too and I didn’t ask but I just felt that her heart was with her family. Maybe her husband could not get citizenship, maybe there were legalities of leaving the country with their baby, maybe they had more help from their family there, I don’t know.  But I just knew that although she was a phenomenal stewardess and seemed to love her job, if money didn’t matter she would probably be with her family creatively making money another way.

I was checking out at the grocery store and I heard the two clerks talking about the upcoming BIG Lotto drawing. The one cashier said, “if I win I am paying off my school loans and paying cash for Law School.” The other cashier said… “I don’t know what I would do… Maybe build a new house, but I really could have any house I wanted.” I asked, “Are you all talking about winning the Lottery?” They said yes. And then I proceeded to question them. Sue, the one cashier in her late 40’s tells me that really she doesn’t want to win the lottery she just wants to BE COMFORTABLE. Be able to pay all her bills. Get away for the winter where it is warm.  And be able to take weekends and holidays off and not be stuck working the upcoming Easter Sunday Holiday like she is this year.

My heart hurts for both the stewardess and the cashier, not because of the situations they are in but because they don’t see a way out of their situation. BUT I DO.

It’s called a Home Based Business and simply it’s a small business that you can run from your home or from your smart phone and iPad anywhere in the world.  In 1999 I was introduced to the concept and in 2001 I started getting serious and partnered with Young Living Essential Oils to distribute and market their products all over the world.  Today myself and 35 other associates in our team work 2-20 hours a week sharing, teaching and marketing about Young Living products to more than 2500 people all over the world.

What’s the earning potential on that? COMFORTABLE. It allowed for comfort when my husband suddenly lost his job in 2006.  It allowed for comfort and a consistent residual income when I wanted to take almost a year away from my business when I had my first son.  It allows for us to create jobs. It allows for us to make investments in real estate.  It has allowed for me to pay off over $200,000 in debt.

So if you think you want a little comfort in your life, or you want to be able to work from home, or you want to just have enough money to do a few extra things this summer, watch this message.

How do you know if a Home Business is right for you? 


1. You have to have a strong desire for change.

This is a commitment and unless you have a strong WHY you are doing it, then you could quit when times get tough.   Don’t start a home business unless you have a strong why.


2. You have the capital to invest – Company & Training

This is a business and it will require an investment.  Most home businesses initial investment range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand.  A much littler investment than starting your own restaurant or store front business.  In addition, you will need monthly capital for training, product, and marketing expenses.


3. You have time – 18 months of 5-10 hours a week minimum

A true lasting business will require consistent work weekly  (5-10 hours minimum, 10-20 hours maximum) for no less than 18 months.  You may see results before this but to created lasting residual income, give yourself a time commitment of 18 -24 months.  (I also recommend not working more than 20 hours a week consistently or you will end up in burnout.)


4. You are teachable and willing to learn new things

Even if you have a background in sales and business, make sure you keep a teachable mind and heart.  In this industry you must constantly learn new things.  You will need to learn to communicate in new ways like through social media, email, video, etc.


5. Self motivated- hold yourself accountable

Unlike a job, a home business doesn’t have anyone telling you to work or not.  No one will fire you if you don’t show up for 2 weeks, but you won’t see the results.  Self motivation will pay you huge profits!


6. You have a product that is consumable or gets used up

A consumable type product based home business creates for re-orders and loyal clients.  This is the foundation of any good and long term home based business.  This creates an income that is residual, meaning you get paid every month because they client re-orders every month.


7. You have some passion or excitement for what you are doing

Don’t try to start something you don’t have any excitement for. Passion will fuel your profits.


8. You are okay making mistakes

Every business owner makes mistakes.  Don’t be afraid to. It’s not about perfection it’s about results.


9. You’ve come to an agreement with your spouse and children about your business

This is very very very important to do.  Have a serious talk with your family.  Let your spouse or significant person in your life learn how you did about your business. Decide together when you will work your business and how you will.  (Wednesday nights mommy is not home, every Tuesday and Thursday Daddy works on his home business from 5:00-7:30)


10.  You have to be willing to work harder on you than anything else.  Personal development.

It may sound strange but if you have ever watched seasons of the Biggest Loser you will see the most successful individuals in lasting weight loss work harder on their own issues and improving themselves then anyone else.  It’s the same in this industry.  The long lasting top earners are the ones who have worked harder on themselves.  Their people skills, their issues and challenges, their STUFF.

So what do you think?  Do you think owning a home business is right for you? If you are serious and ready to take the next step this month we are interviewing for Associate Home Business owners with our company. 

Call our office to set up a pre-screening interview to see if what we have might be a match for what you are looking for and if your skills, goals and talents are a match for us.  Call our StarrHealth office at 315-836-2014 ext 7004.

We publish newsletters and blogposts twice a week for our readers for general education purposes only. We cover topics that are related to achieving and maintaining total wellness which includes our emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health.

How To Make a Living While Making a Difference

How To Make a Living While Making a Difference

It’s so much more than money… having a home business. As many of you know I started my Young Living home business over 15 years ago and today our business generates per month what some people make in a year. The money is phenomenal but having a home business especially with a company like Young Living that provides such quality products with the highest integrity is so much more than money.

1. It’s a Way to Serve Others
When you own your own home business, the #1 idea you must understand is that your job is to serve others. In Young Living, our job is to share, provide information and support, and eventually leadership. The commission check is just an indicator of how many people we have served.

2. It’s About Friendships  
The Young Living business is about creating lasting and meaningful friendships. I was an only child growing up so making friends wasn’t easy for me. Through my Young Living business I have created thousands of friends and dozens of quality personal relationships that have inspired me, encourage me, and love my family and I. It is so much fun to have friends all over the world.

3. It’s a Way to Learn and Grow
I admit my people skills and professional skills stunk when I first started but with some mentorship I learned how to really listen, communicate, and love on people.

As a side effect of this learning, my marriage became stronger, my parenting more effective and the people who normally annoyed me I learned to handle much more effectively.

I do believe that constant learning and applying what I have learned is the key to my success. What really launched my success was www.firststepstosuccess.com.  I encourage you to attend an event or at least get the First Steps to Wealth book and read it over and over again. If you apply what you learned, your life will never be the same.

4. It’s a Way to Partner with God
In the first 7 years of my business, I was stressed out. I did a ton of meetings running all over Central NY and I helped a lot of people. But I was striving on my own strengths, which would burn out over time.

I eventually started putting on a lot of weight, getting sick, not making time for my health and happiness. Then in November 2007 I let Jesus in to my heart and had a radical wake up call on what life is like Partnering with God.

Matthew 11:30 says, “For my yoke is easy and my burden light”. WOW things started to change for the better when I lived my life based on Biblical principles and God at the center.

I also realized that my little Home Business was my ministry. It was a way I could serve others and minister to others.

5. It’s a Way to Help Others Change Their Lives
Probably the most rewarding job we do with our Young Living home business is helping others change their lives. Initially it may be with an essential oil that helps them with a health challenge or annoying problem.

Helping someone improve their health with a simple, natural, and safe routine like using essential oils everyday or drinking their NingXia Red juice can be life changing in itself, but there is something even greater we can do. We can help them change their financial future.

It’s estimated that 92% of those who enroll for the distributorship in Young Living do so just to receive the wholesale pricing, but 8% are actively working and growing a Young Living business.

Even just achieving the level of Senior Star with an average commission check of $261 can help a family afford their own Young Living products and then some. To achieve that level you are working at about 7 hours a week, your entire team of other distributors and customers do a minimum group volume of sales of $2000 dollars in a month.

If we assume the average monthly order is $150, then that is approximately 14 people ordering in a month. (Note: Young Living has one of the highest client loyalties ever, once people consistently start using our products they will be re-ordering on a monthly basis.)

For those who need or desire to grow bigger businesses, they can do so by increasing the amount of hours they work, skill level and amount of new people they share with on a monthly basis. See this link for 2013 Income Disclosure of Young Living Essential Oils.

Executives work on average 11 hours a week and earn a monthly commission of $617 or $7,404 a year, Silvers work on average 17 hours per week and earn on average $28,020 a year. Now granted these are averages so there are people who are achieving greater amounts and lesser amounts at the same rank.

I know there are people out there right now who need to change their financial future. Maybe you use our products only right now. Maybe you have said you are doing the business but when you really look at it, you aren’t doing anything consistently. Maybe you are in another company but it just doesn’t feel like a good fit for you. Then why don’t we talk?

After 15 years we have the majority of our members just loving our products but 17% of our members are receiving commissions checks for sharing with others, and 159 members have gotten serious about changing their families future and earn income from the Senior Star to Diamond level in our business.

We would love to see that number grow by 25% this year. We have decided we are going to be more vocal about talking to others about the business of Young Living.  It may or may not be a good fit for them but if we don’t show them what we have then they will never have the opportunity to change their lives.

Maybe you are thinking you need to earn more income, supplement your retirement, build a retirement, replace your current job’s income so you can come home, take the financial pressure off of your spouse, or maybe you just want the extra income to be able to travel more, visit your grandkids, or have your own spending money.

If you are interested in seeing how Young Living can help you achieve those goals, my husband Jay and I would love to chat with you. Please email us or call our office so we can set up a time to chat. Really anything is possible with the Young Living home business if you are willing to Serve Others, Partner with God, Build Friendships, Learn and Grow, and don’t give up on your dreams.

Thank you and we look forward to talking with you.

Mary Starr and Jay Carter
Your Total Wellness Coaches

 

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. It’s strictly for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes ONLY. The products I talk about are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. Any information I give you about them is for informational or entertainment purposes only. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please seek the qualified health professional of your choice when making health decisions for yourself, your family and your pets.

Why Having a Plan B is Good for Moms, Dads and Retirees

Why Having a Plan B is Good for Moms, Dads and Retirees

As I landed in the South of France for a work vacation, I felt extremely overwhelmed. I remembered that I was once a broke college student living on government assistance. I made a decision to start a little home business 14 years ago. I didn’t know at that time it was God’s plan for me. I didn’t even believe that I could be who I am today.

Fast forward 2010, at the age of 35, my first son Joshua was born. In 2011, I transitioned my wellness and hands on business to become a mommy blogger sharing my expertise online and became a ‘stay-at-home’ mom.

Was it easy? No. I wanted to give up many times. In April 2013 after two miscarriages I had my “miracle” daughter Sarah Grace. In November 2013, we moved from my familiar surroundings in Upstate New York to Florida.

There were no interruptions in my business or paycheck. In fact I achieved Young Living’s Diamond Leadership after my move to Florida.

Did I know then that I had a Plan B? Not at all! Without a Plan B, I would not have been where I am today- a work at home mom running a home-based business and serving clients and growing my team from all over the world.

What is your Plan B?

Parents magazine’s article, Why I quit my job? featured five women who quit their job to be stay-at-home moms. The question was: What motivated them?

Here are their reasons:

1. Long hours, pressure and a demanding job.
2. Salary barely above minimum wage and wasn’t enough to cover the cost of childcare.
3. Worried that her kids will be closer to her mother-in-law who watched the kids while she engaged in a full time career outside of home.
4. Long commute.
5. Difficulty finding good and affordable childcare.

As a mom, I know how they felt. I’ve seen and heard time and time again from women from all walks of life having to decide on their career path after the children were born. Some continued working successfully and there is nothing wrong with that. Some have chosen to stay-at-home and are able to make ends meet.

However there are many who find it hard to survive with one income or became unhappy because there was no outlet contribute to their family’s financial needs.

There is another group of moms and dads that I’ve encountered. They had a well-prepared plan for their career path. Unfortunately, that career path was cut short, either because they lost their job or because of an illness.

As of July 2014, the Labor Department reported that 3.2 million Americans were long-term unemployed (jobless for 27 weeks or more), 2.2 million were marginally attached to the labor force and 7.5 million are only employed part time for economic reasons.

My husband Jay found himself in that situation in 2006. We thank God we had our ‘little home based’ business to rely on for food on the table and other living expenses.

What is your Plan B?

There is another group of workers in America today who are suffering. They are like John, a story told by The Washington Post. John is 55, works at the Philadelphia International Airport wheeling elderly passengers from ticket counters to their gate and makes $5.25 an hour.

The article continued…
Usually for lunch he buys a candy bar. His skin flakes from psoriasis, which gets worse when he worries, which, these days, is all the time. He can’t pay for treatments to soothe the itching or for a car to shorten his pre-dawn commute.
 
“I can’t save money,” he said recently, “to buy the things I need to live as a human being.” Read more here.

He is one of the many low-income workers who are grateful they hold a job while many are having economic anxiety.

Another group of Americans are the baby boomers approaching retirement age. The 2008 financial crisis left many with broken nest eggs despite news of better returns of investment. A report by Fox Business News said the average Social Security check is $1,294 a month for a single person and $2,111 for a couple.

They say boomers can’t afford to retire. What is their Plan B? The same Fox Business article suggested “become roommates with your adult children” as one of the tips along with finding a part-time job.

Another question was raised recently on why there is an increase in suicide among baby boomers.

The Washington Post reported in May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a dramatic spike in suicide among middle-aged people – highest among men in their 50s – 30 per 100,000. It is higher than motor vehicle accidents. And women in their early 60s – 7 in 100,000.

The article told a story about Mike who struggled with depression and when he had a back injury that forced him to go on disability, his situation became worse. With powerful prescribed pain medications, two days after his 49th birthday he killed himself. Read more here.

Moms, dads and retirees are facing many challenges today. How do you navigate your life through challenges and obstacles? How do you know which opportunity works for you when it comes to devoting your time to a Plan B or a home-based business?

Debra Raybern was a young widowed mother. She found her Plan B, overcame many challenges and here is her success story:

As kids are back in school and routine are in place, it is time to ponder:

How would your life look like five years from now if you were doing the same thing over and over again without making any changes?

I don’t know your situation. While in Southern France I met people who were willing to make some changes, worked on their Plan B and are living a more fulfilling life helping others do the same with a Young Living home-based business.

To learn more please leave your question below or email me at info@starrhealth.com.

 

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. It’s strictly for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes ONLY. The products I talk about are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. Any information I give you about them is for informational or entertainment purposes only. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please seek the qualified health professional of your choice when making health decisions for yourself, your family and your pets.

Testimonials and Some Hard Facts About Work, Health and the Economy

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Recently I did a survey for those who have decided to do Young Living as a business. The question was “Your WHY and reason for doing Young Living as a home business?”

The answers were very encouraging to me. I don’t know your reason for reading my blog posts or how you found this website. But all I know is there are some hard facts about women working from home or outside of home, about our health and economy.

Before I present you with the WHY and reason for doing Young Living as a home business, let’s take a look at the three hard facts:

One: Women in the workforce/stay-at-home moms
Recently the Economist published an article titled “The return of the stay-at-home mother” and USA Today reported that nearly three in 10 American mothers are now stay-at-home moms who don’t hold a job outside the home. The numbers are increasingly showing women leaving the work force to either pursue motherhood full-time or doing something on the side while raising kids.

Pew Social Trend reported that these 10.4 million “stay-at-home’ mothers includes those who are unable to find work, are disabled or are enrolled in school. The largest group is the “traditional” married stay-at-home mothers with working husbands.

The Economist said the average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. Women are still being paid lower than men.

Staying at home could be a practical decision for family with children. Parents magazine said when you run the cost of childcare, commuting expenses (train/bus/subway tickets or gas tank fill-ups), lunches, dry cleaning and buying new duds suitable for the office, the cost of working may not benefit the family at all. Read more here.

However what do you do if you can’t pay your bills after making a decision to stay-at-home? Many reports show that the lack of money is not just a problem with one-income families. It happens to many two-income families too.

The Washington Post‘s article on “Happy Days no more: Middle –class families squeezed as expenses soar, wages stall” reported that the Johnsons both working and making a combined salary of $90,000 a year have fallen behind on their electric bills for March and April.

Families filing bankruptcy rose to 1.6 million and a book by Elizabeth Warren, “The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke” tells many stories of middle-class mothers and fathers.

Two: Our health
Here is a testimonial from Sage M:

I have been in a health/fitness/wellness career for 25 years and it was crushing my spirit. I struggled with supervisors who censored the truth about health and wellness in order to keep the ADA or FDA or USDA happy.

Being self-employed means that I am able to passionately speak the truth and share the HOPE that there is wellness without expensive (and often dangerous) pharmaceuticals.

Young Living offers me the flexibility to work from home, set my own schedule, and take an entire day every week to serve my community as a volunteer EMT.

I can (for the first time in my career) prioritize my own health and well-being! As I advance in rank and take on more of a leadership role, I can also now see that I will be able to provide financial stability for my family. Supporting my team and hearing from them how Young Living has changed their lives is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been a part of.

Americans are faced with a high cost of health care and easy access to prescription drugs. The White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy wrote:

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that over 70 percent of people who abused prescription pain relievers got them from friends or relatives… further, opiate overdoses, once almost always due to heroin use, are now increasingly due to abuse of prescription painkillers.

What if we shared the all-natural 100% pure essential oils to help ease the emotional stresses and body aches and pain?

Three: Economy
Three quarters of Americans polled in 2008 said the American Dream was harder to attain and according to USA TODAY, to live the American Dream you need to make at least $130,000 per year in 2013. With inflation, the amount will definitely increase. The truth is only 1 in 8 households in America makes that amount.

For some of us, the American Dream is not about bigger houses or having the newest vehicle, it is about the pursuit of happiness, great health and wellness, safety and security in money and environment and building strong families and communities.

To Georgia W it is about:

I choose to do the business side of Young Living because it provides me the opportunity to help many others with a more natural way of life and better health. I marvel each time I hear how the oils and products have made a difference in someone’s life. They work for babies, kids, big people, older people and animals.

What a wonderful gift God has given us to share with others.  Georgia W 10 Year Young Living user 5 years in the business.

Katie A. said:

I chose Young Living as a home business because I saw first hand with my family how oils have changed our lives. My daughter is no longer on a daily dose of miralax or prescription allergy meds and after extensive research Young Living would be the only oils I would trust with my daughter.

I can’t help but share my personal success stories with my friends and family. It is just an added bonus I make a commission!

Beth T. revealed:

I fell into YL as a business by accident. I had bought the premium kit just to use on my family back in 2013. I made a few comments about it on my personal FB page out of amazement of how well they worked. Then people started asking me about it.

It took off from there and even though it’s growing slowly right now, it is growing. But the real reason I do it?

It’s hearing someone tell me they’ve been on 3 blood pressure medicines to no avail, were afraid of being hospitalized, etc. Then they tried one of the oils and they have the lowest blood pressure they’ve had in 20 years and are now cutting back on meds under their Dr.’s supervision!

It’s my husband who had chronic headaches from working at a PC all day (he’s a graphic designer and digital sculptor). He would pop 2 ibuprofens per day; sometimes more. Then he started using peppermint oil and doesn’t need the pain relievers any more!

That’s why I’m with Young Living. Seeing illnesses turn around, treating symptoms naturally, watching people get breakthroughs in their health,…there is no price on that for me! I thrive on helping people and YL’s products are life changing.

Working on a home based business is not about knocking from door to door, forcing your friends and family to buy your products or stocking a garage full of soaps and detergents. The best way for my team and I is to find products that you can use and that give you the results needed and share your testimonials online or offline.

Young Living Essential Oils shows the power of pure essential oils and achieving wellness solutions. It is about experiencing nature’s gifts of wellness and harmony and creating total wellness for work at home moms, families and our community.

Hilary S said:

I used the oils as a customer for 1 year before signing up (I didn’t even know I could!) I saw a huge difference in my non-medicated ADHD child and began using them daily on our whole family. I am a fitness instructor for my full time income. I know I cannot do that forever and needed a “retirement plan”. This business has allowed us to move into a bigger house (with my own office!!). I am no longer concerned with my financial future because I know that my business will only continue to grow and I can still do what I love, helping people!!!

Are you a mom looking for ways to create an income from home while experiencing nature’s gifts of wellness and harmony? I would like to chat with you. Come over to my Facebook page and introduce yourself. Or get my weekly wellness coaching newsletters sent to your inbox now.

 

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. It’s strictly for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes ONLY. The products I talk about are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. Any information I give you about them is for informational or entertainment purposes only. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please seek the qualified health professional of your choice when making health decisions for yourself, your family and your pets.

Home Biz

The stewardess on the plane was an amazing woman with many talents…

She was originally from the Philippines and moved to this country, having had several degrees and different careers during her life. She loved people and just had a caring heart. She and her husband recently adopted a baby girl from the Philippines. Her husband was living in the Philippines with their daughter and she was flying the skies.

They had a home in Texas too and I didn’t ask but I just felt that her heart was with her family…

Maybe her husband could not get citizenship, maybe there were legalities of leaving the country with their baby, maybe they had more help from their family there, I don’t know. But I just knew that although she was a phenomenal stewardess and seemed to love her job, if money didn’t matter she would probably be with her family.

What if she could creatively make money another way without sacrificing on spending time with her family?

I was checking out at the grocery store and I heard the two clerks talking about the upcoming BIG Lotto drawing….

The one cashier said, “if I win I am paying off my school loans and paying cash for Law School.”

The other cashier said… “I don’t know what I would do… Maybe build a new house, but I really could have any house I wanted.”

I asked, “Are you all talking about winning the Lottery?” They said yes. And then I proceeded to question them. Sue, the one cashier in her late 40’s tells me that really she doesn’t want to win the lottery. She just wants to BE COMFORTABLE. Be able to pay all her bills. Get away for the winter where it is warm. And be ableto take weekends and holidays off and not be stuck working the upcoming Easter Sunday Holiday like she is this year.

My heart hurts for both the stewardess and the cashier, not because of the situations they are in but because they don’t see a way out of their situation.

BUT I DO!

It’s called a Home Based Business and simply it’s a small business that you can run from your home or from your smartphone and iPad anywhere in the world.

In 1999 I was introduced to the concept and in 2001 I started getting serious and partnered with Young Living Essential Oils to distribute and market their products all over the world.

Today myself and 100 other associates in our team work 2-20 hours a week sharing, teaching and marketing Young Living products. We serve more than 4000 clients all over the world.

What’s the earning potential on that?

COMFORTABLE…

It allowed for comfort when my husband suddenly lost his job in 2006. It allowed for comfort and a consistent residual income when I wanted to take almost a year away from my business when I had my first son. It allows for us to create jobs. It allows for us to make investments in real estate. It has allowed for me to pay off over $200,000 in debt.

So if you think you want a little comfort in your life, or you want to be able to work from home, or you want to just have enough money to do a few extra things this summer, let’s look at this option further. 



How do you know if a Home Business is right for you?

You have to have a strong desire for change

This is a commitment and unless you have a strong WHY you are doing it, then you could quit when times get tough. Don’t start a home business unless you have a strong why.

You have the capital to invest – Company & Training

This is a business and it will require an investment. Most home business initial investments range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. A much lesser investment than starting your own restaurant or storefront business!

In addition, you will need
● Monthly capital for training
● Monthly product
● Marketing expenses

You have the time

18 months of 5-10 hours a week minimum

A true lasting business will require consistent work weekly (5-10 hours minimum, 10-20 hours maximum) for no less than 18 months. You may see results before this but to create lasting residual income, give yourself a time commitment of 18 -24 months. (I also recommend not working more than 20 hours a week consistently or you will end up being burnt out.)

You are teachable and willing to learn new things

Even if you have a background in sales and business, make sure you keep a teachable mind and heart. In this industry you must constantly learn new things. You will need to learn to communicate in new ways like through social media, email, video, etc.

Self motivated and hold yourself accountable

Unlike a job, a home business doesn’t have anyone telling you to work or not to work. No one will fire you if you don’t show up for 2 weeks, but you won’t see the results if you don’t work. Self motivation will pay you huge profits!

You have a product that is consumable or gets used up

A consumable type product based home business creates for re-orders and loyal clients. This is the foundation of any good and long term home based business. This creates an income that is residual, meaning you get paid every month because your clients re-order every month.

You have some passion or excitement for what you are doing

Don’t try to start something you don’t have any excitement for. Passion will fuel your profits.

You are okay with making mistakes

Every business owner makes mistakes. Don’t be afraid to. It’s not about perfection, it’s about results.

You’ve come to an agreement with your spouse and children about your business

This is very very very important. Have a serious talk with your family. Let your spouse or significant person in your life learn about your goals and desire to start a home-based business. Decide together when you will work your business and how you will work the business. For example, Wednesday nights mommy is not home, every Tuesday and Thursday nights, Daddy works on his home business from 5:00-7:30.

You have to be willing to work harder on you than anything else. Personal development

It may sound strange but if you have ever watched seasons of the Biggest Loser you will see the most successful individuals in lasting weight loss work harder on their own issues and improving themselves then anyone else. It’s the same in this industry. The long lasting top earners are the ones who have worked harder on themselves. Their people skills, their issues and challenges, their STUFF.

Where are you at in your life?
Which season are you in?

Do you think owning a home business is right for you? If you are serious and ready to take the next step this month we are interviewing for Associate Home Business owners with our company.

Send me an email at info@starrhealth.com with Associate Position in the subject line and why you think having a Home Business would be right for you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. It’s strictly for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes ONLY. The products I talk about are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. Any information I give you about them is for informational or entertainment purposes only. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please seek the qualified health professional of your choice when making health decisions for yourself, your family and your pets.

Zyto Compass For Your Young Living Business

Zyto Compass The Total Wellness Doc and Mom

Deciding on which essential oil or nutritional supplement you should use or take just got easier with Zyto Compass. Zyto Compass can be used at home for your family or home parties. You can take it along when conducting Young Living seminars or sharing your oils with friends and family.

Have you ever wondered what is best for your body? Would you like to have a tool that works easily while you share essential oils with potential clients?

None of us have a body that can talk back. Now you can take away all the speculations and presumptions. Let Zyto Compass do all the work for you and get accurate “prescriptions” every time.

Some of my friends have shared about their experiences with Zyto Compass:

Leslie V: I am amazed at how the Zyto Compass Scan gets to the root of the issue and reveals more of the emotional component to the issue I am concerned about.

Holly T: I started the Zyto Compass during a really stressful time. I scanned for Super C, sulfurzyme, and nutmeg (adrenal). A month later, the physical issues were resolved, but I was a wreck emotionally. I scanned highest for Inner Child. After another month, I was doing a lot better but feeling discouraged. I scanned highest for magnify your potential. Now after a few weeks, I’m really feeling whole again.

Linda J: When I first got the Zyto Compass, I wanted to see if it really worked, I took it to a party, put 20 people on it, it was accurate for all 20, I was sold! It alerted my niece of her TMJ before the dentist did!

Debbie E: As a chiropractor, I always do my clinical exam/assessment first. Then I do the Zyto scan on the patient and am always amazed how the findings correlate! Love my Zyto!

Kirby S: I just have to say…I got my scanner and scanned myself this morning…BLOWN AWAY!!!!! I can’t believe how dead on it is! I’ve been using the wrong oil, but now I know exactly what to use. Holy cow!! So excited!!! Want to scan the planet!

Zyto Compass is able to explode some Young Living businesses. Here are two:

Misty B: I love it!! I did a class 2 weeks ago and had about 8 people do it. Would say if 8 did a scan 4 would sign up. I just got my 6th leg tonight.

Georgia W: I think it’s a great tool to help grow your business. Some people will listen to a machine better than what you tell them.

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So how does the Zyto Compass work?

Zyto Compass uses your skin’s electricity to determine what nutrition or essential oils will help your body’s systems that are out of balance. It is not a technology that treats, cures or diagnoses. It is a tool designed to assist the individual in finding the body’s preference for any list of items like essential oils and nutritional supplements.

It is a quick and simple tool that anyone can use. It is not rocket science just for doctors. It gives real results and 90% of clients say their scans correlate to what’s going on in their physical or emotional health.

Using the Zyto Compass Scan with your Young Living essential oils and nutritional products can help you measure the overall improvements of your health weekly or monthly. It also gives you an indication of stressed systems in your body. For example, if you keep scanning for Stress Away, Peace and Calming or Tranquil, it may be a sign. You are experiencing too much stress and the use of consistent aromatherapy may help you relax and relieve stress.

Likewise if you keep seeing nutritional products come up in your scans, you may need to start taking the nutritional supplements and see if the scans change after six weeks. Nutritional supplements take about six weeks for change to occur. While essential oils for emotional support take about less than a week.

Some of my clients told me the following, immediately after we looked at the scanning results:

I had been struggling with Sinus problems for weeks. The scan pointed right to it and showed me what I needed to get better.- M Bolton Baker Fl 



I had just had a physical and blood work and the doctor told me my sugar was a little high. The scanner showed I needed supplementation to help support my pancreas and blood sugar.- V Chalone Fulton NY

I had been on vacation eating all bad food. The scan showed me what damage I had done, as my body was inflammed and how to improve it. – S Parmley Constantia, NY

I couldn’t believe it I had been on vacation and forgot my supplements. The scan showed that I was deficient in that same nutrition I forgot.- L. A. Lebanon, PA

My friend Sandra Wallace, an oiler and a practitioner had a lot of success with Zyto Compass with her clients. This is her story:

This system is based on some of the technologies o=f an MRI machine. It shows me WHERE there are blockages in the information that flows through the body. IE: blockage = problem!

I had no scanning device to help me pinpoint what supplements and oils that each INDIVIDUAL would need for their body.

I’m a “stickler” for getting EACH unique person their UNIQUE protocol.

I found out about the Zyto Compass and that it would take measurements of the electricity in the body and fill in the “electrical shortages” with an oil or oil supplement! It was $399 and being a pracititoner~I was a “little” skeptical about how well this device would pick up what I wanted to know about each person!

Well, I got my “socks knocked off“!

I started “experimenting” by comparing my $10,000 device with my Zyto Compass to see if there would be any correlation between the two. Would they be close to agreeing with what was going on with my clients? They sure did!

I would say 90% would be in agreement.

Even when I would sit and think: what in the world is that Zyto “talking” about? I would take my reference book, look up the blend that appeared at first to make no sense~and BAM!

Sure enough it would be in agreement with my more expensive device!

My clients love it that they can “see” what is going on in their own bodies. They love to have the report in their hands where they can go home, read and think about it! And because they have the knowledge in their head they tend to heal better because they KNOW what they’re working on! (There’s no seperating the emotional from the physical!)

I’m also impressed that this little device is something that anyone can use.

I recommend that my clients and members to get one to use on their family members to possibly avoid doctor’s visits and get immediate answers!

No waiting….

That’s what is so revolutionary about the Zyto Compass.

People using a device~at home~on anyone~and getting answers to questions that you used to have to pay an office visit fee to and may or MAY NOT get to see when you’re feeling bad!

NOW, you have it in your own house and you don’t have to make an appointment for your supplements because I’ve been involved in natural health for about 30 years and one of the first things that you learn is: IF you spend money on supplements that the media says EVERYONE needs, and your body doesn’t need it or doesn’t know how to use it?

You’re FLUSHING your money down the toilet! That’s why I’m excited people have this opportunity to know that their money will be put to good use and not wasted.

Are you ready to take your Young Living business to the next level?
How about taking control of your own health and your family’s health?
Want to take all the guesswork out of the questions asked by potential clients?

Would you like to be the “rockstar” of your Young Living Essential Oils business?

If your answers are YES, it is time to add Zyto Compass Scan to your business. For more information on how to get yours, here is our page dedicated to Zyto Compass.

 

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. It’s strictly for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes ONLY. The products I talk about are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. Any information I give you about them is for informational or entertainment purposes only. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please seek the qualified health professional of your choice when making health decisions for yourself, your family and your pets.

It’s All Changing

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I sat on the bed with my son last night and just held his hand and rubbed his back. I thought to myself that this precious time of hugs, loving, morning snuggles and catnaps together will be coming to an end soon. I really want to cherish every moment of it.

My daughter is the same. Our precious time nursing is almost over and that makes me sad too. She is growing much faster than I remember her brother developing. Crawling and, I bet within 3 months, walking. WOW! It’s going by too fast.

Making the decision to move to Florida was what I call a God push. About a year ago we first heard this message that we would be leaving NY. Then little nudges that reminded us that as much as we enjoy our comfort and love of our support groups here there is something greater waiting for us.

Now when I say greater I am not just talking about fame and fortune. I am talking about a place and people that are in need of our service.  A place where our kids can run and play, a place where we will be able to have a simple life filled with service, love and family.

Maybe that is what you desire for your family too; a simple life, family focused. Or maybe you are looking for a way to help others.

Years ago my grandfather used to say that my husband Jay should get a job at a local factory because then he could depend on a set income, job and financial security.

Well that same company that he wanted him to work for is now moving a lot of its equipment to another state with lower taxes and no union. The days of security are gone. Jay’s first company went bankrupt, but he learned a great deal from that. His second company well that has had his ups and downs but he did find a perfect job for him… where he can work from home and ultimately have more time for us.

I spent $250,000 to go to college, Chiropractic School and start my first practice. Interestingly I also started a home based business in 2000 for less than $200 initial investment and $100 a month. The home based business gave me a way to create the life I wanted, help thousands of people, be home with my family when I wanted to and create jobs for almost 7 individuals.

The point I guess I am trying to make is that time with our children is precious and job security is a thing of the past.

At the beginning of 2014 I will be setting up my office in the Panhandle of Florida. I plan to run weekly teleclasses and monthly trainings with my Young Living home business.

I also will be interviewing individuals all over the US, Canada and abroad to set up similar offices out of their homes. I will help them get started so that they can begin to earn a part time income and grow a successful business that helps thousands. And I also hope to help others create a life they have only dreamed of.

Growing isn’t always easy. BUT YOU WERE MADE FOR MORE.

So stop settling in your comfort zone and get out there and chase your dream.

If your dream is helping others and getting paid for it, give us a call and let us see if our home business program is a good fit for you.

 

God Bless,

Mary Starr

 

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. It’s strictly for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes ONLY. The products I talk about are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. Any information I give you about them is for informational or entertainment purposes only. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please seek the qualified health professional of your choice when making health decisions for yourself, your family and your pets.