Being Marge: March 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tip # 6 Copy Ducks

Here's a sample tip from my latest book: 31 Days to Personal Mastery: Transform Your Work into Play.

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Tip #6 Copy Ducks
If you’re like me, you probably don’t look forward to your dentist appointments. However, we all know the importance of being responsible for our dental health, so we make and keep those appointments. There is an absolutely wonderful feature about my current dentist’s office that helps me escape into a world of play, and that’s the duck pond, which patients can view directly through a wall size window right at the base of the dental chair.

As I watch the ducks interact with abandon, I realize they have a lot to teach us about the art of play. First of all, they’re uninhibited in their natural environment and are continuously sliding, jumping, chasing, gliding, diving, preening, and eating.

Imagine if, in your work day, you showed as much non-stop energy and enthusiasm in your work environment! Do you slide into your work space with boundless excitement, jump for joy when you have a win, chase your goals, glide through meetings with poise and professionalism, dive for that big account, preen before a meeting with an important client, and eat well and with others who are supportive of your vision and mission? If not, maybe it’s time you took some lessons from the ducks in your nearest duck pond!

And by the way, I applaud my dentist for locating his practice on a duck pond where he and his staff obviously appreciate the duck playground on a daily basis and transfer some of that lighthearted attitude to their important work and client interactions.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Important Date: Tuesday, April 5th!

Don't miss this opportunity, it's the last time this program will be offered this year and it's free! On April 5th from 6-9PM, Bruce and Marge will be presenting a 3-hour seminar at the Leland Campus of Brunswick Community College. The title of the seminar is "Passions Lead to Profit". This is a hands-on seminar where you will work with information about your business and will leave with a clear understanding of how to focus your business for maximum enjoyment and profitability. This free seminar is sponsored by the state of North Carolina via the Small Business Center of Brunswick Community College. Registration is limited so reserve your seat by calling today 910-755-7378.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

A fun week of card sending

I thought it would be fun to list the cards I've sent so far this week.

1. BIG birthday card to our younger son.

2. BIG birthday card to our daughter.

3. Five motivational post cards to folks Bruce is coaching to grow their Team
Beach Body business.

4. A thank you card to a business associate in Las Vegas.

5. A SendOutCards prospecting card to a local veterinarian.

6. A SendOutCards prospecting card to a small business marketing specialist.

7. A Welcome to SendOutCards and our team card to the county's District Attorney.

8. A batch of St. Patrick's Day cards to our friends.

9. A birthday/St. Patrick's Day card to a local friend.

10. A thank you card to a local super salesperson who is recommending SendOutCards to her team of sales reps.

Whew! Not bad for a fun week of card sending!

What you put out is what you get back, so be sure to keep the positive energy moving out and be ready to accept it back into your life!

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I'm Hooked on Shakeology!

I'm now hooked on Shakeology! I never drank shakes as part of my diet.
I decided to give Shakeology a try because I knew I wasn't getting the
high quality nutrition it provides in my usual diet. Wow! I'm now a raving fan
of Shakeology.

Since using it as a meal replacement for lunch about a
month ago, I have more energy, have lost 5 pounds (9 to go), and feel
so proud of myself that I'm feeding my body such a high quality shake each day.

I'd pay twice the price for the benefits of this amazing concoction.
It works out to about $4 per meal and provides the equivalent nutrition
from about $40 worth of fruits and vegetables. I love both the chocolate
and greenberry Shakeology with my favorite frozen fruit and Almond Milk.

This is the biggest diet change of my life and it's a permanent
diet change. I want everyone I know to integrate Shakeology in their daily
diet to gain all the same benefits I'm enjoying.

I'm also using the Shakeology workout 3 times per week in addition to
going for a daily 30-minute walk.

Team Beach Body has already changed my life for the better.

I invite you to join me. Click Here to order your Shakeology today!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

BIG Ideas for BIG Cards

I chose this topic this week because SendOutCards (we’re independent distributors) just announced a new BIG card feature that’s full of possibilities for helping our clients live more extraordinary lives.

You have to see the SendOutCards announcement page to get the idea!

Here's the link.

Bruce's video testimonial is at the top of the right column on the SendOutCards announcement Web page. He loves the spotlight!

We thought it would be fun to share some ideas on how to use the BIG cards for both personal and business occasions to build more positive relationships and celebrate peoples’ lives in a BIG way – because we all deserve it!


1. One of the first reasons to use BIG cards for personal occasions is to help those with failing eyesight. Marge’s father and Bruce’s mother were both challenged with poor eyesight and they would have loved receiving BIG cards with big fonts and big photos that they could see without straining or having to use their special readers or glasses. It’s a very thoughtful way to be helpful in a big way!

2. BIG cards are useful when you want to express a positive emotion in a BIG way. If you want some to feel your love, congratulations, thank you, welcome, miss you, apology, encouragement, or appreciation message in a BIG way, then be sure to send a BIG card!

3. If you’re manifesting your ideal life, then you most likely have a vision board. We hope you’re thinking BIG! Take a photo of your vision board and send yourself a BIG card so you can carry your BIG dreams (and the positive feelings they evoke) with you wherever you go.

4. Any BIG occasion warrants a BIG card. Use your special photos from a wedding, baptism, graduation, reunion, or birthday party to capture and share memories in a BIG way!

5. Make someone feel really special and important with a BIG card. Surprise a small child or someone who goes out of their way to give you excellent service with a BIG card to make them feel noticed in a BIG way.

6. Showcase a special creation, such as a photo, piece of artwork, poem, or meal with a BIG card to show off your talents or those of another.

7. Keep memories alive in a BIG way from a special vacation or trip.

8. Express yourself with a signature style and become known for sending BIG cards.

9. Life is full of big announcements that deserve BIG cards, such as a new home, an engagement, a new job or promotion, or a new baby.

10. Give yourself a big pat on the back with a BIG card listing all the things you love about yourself. There’s a great way to boost your self-esteem.


1. When your business launches a new product or service, send a BIG announcement card to your best clients.

2. Use BIG cards to display special menus or lists of services at your place of business.

3. Send a BIG welcome a new employee or colleague with a special BIG card.

4. When someone you work with goes the extra mile, send a BIG recognition card for him or her to proudly display.

5. Offer a BIG thank you to a special/new client or someone who has sent you a BIG referral.

6. When you hear of someone’s notable success in business, send a BIG congratulations card to signify their BIG accomplishment.

7. Take a BIG card to a networking event or a coffee shop for a conversation opener

8. When you’re prospecting, send a BIG Most Wanted card to a prospective client.

9. When you’re hiring and recruiting, send a BIG Most Wanted card to a prospective employee.

10. If you’re applying for a job or a freelance contract, send a BIG card with all your selling points so your recipients can get to know you in a BIG way.

Bonus - 11.. Send someone in your business network a BIG, unexpected card just because you want to celebrate their life.

Our new service could be the BIG reason for you to open your SendOutCards account this month. We're ready to help you get started. Just follow the link here to sign up today!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Manifest Your Ideal Life - Tip #11

#11 – Fear vs. Excitement: Similar yet Different

The bigger your dreams, the more apt you are to feel a combination of fear and excitement. It’s important to learn to distinguish between the polar opposite feelings of fear and excitement.

Maintaining positive feelings is a key to manifesting what you want. Negative feelings move you farther away from what you want.

Andrea Conway, one of my favorite coaches (, says “The purpose of fear is to show us we are focused in the wrong direction. Without fear to guide us, we could get seriously lost! Fear is your invitation to turn toward security.”

Once I saw a contemporary dance that depicted a young woman in the grasp of “Fear”. She was dressed like an angel and “Fear” was depicted as a dark violet mass that continuously tried to hold her in its grip. Ultimately she prevailed in casting “Fear” out of her space. You could sense her lightness and power at the end of the dance.

Pursuit of your ideal life will take you out of your comfort zone, which can cause fears to arise. If you let them paralyze you, you’re giving up your power to manifest your ideal life.

The next time you feel fear when you’re stepping toward what you want, consciously notice and convert it to excitement. You’ll instantly have more energy to move in the right direction.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Got Shakeology?

No one has ever accused me and Bruce of being too serious about our work. Here's another example. We decided to start a collection of "Got Shakeology" photos from any of our coaches or clients who dare to join our photo gallery.

If you don't know what all the excitement's about, then please check out this amazing shake, that has become our favorite meal of the day.

Here's the link.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Win/Win Invitation

This is the cover of a card I made with SendOutCards. I took a screen shot of one of the Team Beach Body ecards we get as coaches to send to our customers.
Then all I had to do was import the jpeg file to my SendOutCards picture folder and make the card!
Convenient and fun!
Get creative with your cards at our card store.
P.S. If you're intrigued by all the buzz about Shakeology, just go to my Shakeology Web page to learn all about it. Be sure to place your order, which is completely guaranteed with a a 30-day money back policy.
You can't lose (except weight that is) with Shakeology!
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