Sunday, January 31, 2010

We Can Do It!

Just finished reading Gary Vay-ner-chuk's book 'Crush It' and following through on some of his ideas for networking and branding.

We've sure come a longggg way since 1996 when I started online with email, a few chat rooms and forums and of course the good ole telephone. We were doing social networking wayyy back then before it was even invented. In fact, we invented it!

Although I've built most of my home business online, I'm also getting back out face to face and networking locally utilizing networking websites and resources such as > and >

One of the main reason's for my success in MLM/Network Marketing happens to be because of the self-development.

Leaders are paid well and that's about the gist of it. So if you'd like to be paid for what you do decide to become a leader and your income will likely increase.

Work a job and you'll get wages. Profit by developing yourself and a residual income that keeps coming in even when you are not able to work. One of my favorite mentors, Jim Rohn always said, Profits are better than wages!

Even through some serious health challenges for the last two years when not able to work sometimes for months at a time my income never stopped coming in. Why? Because for the first 3 to 5 years I hustled on developing and branding myself. I never gave up because the alternative was to go to work for SOMEONE else and helping them achieve THEIR dream.

Being told when to jump and how high was never an option and neither was giving up on my own dreams and goal to develop as an entrepreneur and a leader. Started out as a stay at home mom with no income, no degrees, no corporate background, no business experience, no contacts or credibility and not much confidence.

Have a BIG dream and then become the person to achieve the dream.

Because of the decision to develop into a servant leader, I now have the pleasure of giving back by coaching others on achieving their dreams and goals and doing it only when they really have the passion to do so. That's the key point, having passion for something that you would do even if you weren't getting paid, although being paid is so much sweeter isn't it?!! My passion was never to have to work for anyone again. What's yours?

Never let anyone tell you something won't work! Prove them wrong or you can always just settle to go to work for the government as a robot.

Remember, A dream is just a dream, it's not true as long as it's still just a dream. A goal however is a dream with a deadline to get something done!

Sue Seward

Monday, January 25, 2010

Crushin It & Being A Servant Leader

Just ordered Gary Vaynerchuk’s book ‘Crush It’ and looking forward to learning some good stuff from it to become a more solid servant leader in the Network Marketing profession. Servant being the operative word.

Make sure first of all to give family quality time! This is one of the #1 rules Gary mentions in the chapter from his book listed on Amazon. I've learned this lesson the hard way branding online and developing a full time career income in the Network Marketing profession for the last thirteen years.

I decided to read Gary’s book to find out what it’s all about. Sometimes we get so into 'crushin it' mode that we tend to crush the people we love the most. That happened with my own family so I’m speaking here from experience.

In the beginning years of building a business online I was so focused and passionate about one thing and that was to work very hard to create a career income in Network Marketing and do it by branding online. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being passionate and it’s one of the reasons for my success and the success of many others in our profession.

There’s a price to pay however and for me it was putting my family and close friends on the back burner for years while I was developing a career! We all know too that this can happen in any career a person is intently focused on building.

Time can never be gotten back gang! Once it’s gone it’s gone forever. Our children are only young ONCE! We may only get one chance to share something with a spouse or a friend that is precious.

Crushing it is a good thing and being passionate is too as long as we are not crushing others to get where we want to go and get what we want when we want it. This can be a difficult lesson to learn. There are plenty of divorces to prove it. Fortunately I’ve not experienced a divorce. I do know for a fact though it has happened for many others in our profession because people may not have put their family first and decided to crush it to the max no matter what or who gets hurt or stepped on in the process. There’s a difference in crushin it and becoming obsessed with crushin where other people are affected.

Gary even mentions family as top priority! It’s also not just a matter of loving them and giving them money and material things. We’ve got to give them our time, quality time meaning our whole attention when we’re with them! That means when we’re with them we are with THEM, not our laptop, our blackberry, our blog, our videos, our emails, our conference calls, or our business.

It’s a hard thing to do when we become obsessed with constantly being at the top no matter what the cost or damage it causes anyone else who gets in the way of us obtaining our income goals.

This happens when we crush others along the way to get to the top because of intense focus on self and our own passion. This focus can sometimes turn into an obsession with getting to the top no matter what and anyone who gets crushed along the way becomes road kill on the super branding highway!

We start telling ourselves its ok, others got in our way, they were just not passionate enough, they didn’t get it and do not deserve our time or they do not deserve to be at the top because they are not as focused as we are. Besides its important to be number one no matter what, that’s the goal because of passion we tell ourselves. This can turn out to be a deceptive lie when other people are crushed along the way, especially our own families and people who are in our downline which we also refer to as our family.

Any time a person has to take away from another person to stay on top people are crushed along the way and this is not right no matter how we crush it. Eventually what goes around comes back around and that’s eventually how the cookie crumbles! Remember it can get very lonely being the only crusher at the top.

Balance is always the way to success in anything we do! It’s great to be passionate about what we do, help others too along the way that sincerely WANT our help, put our family first, fall in love with what we do meaning – being a servant leader who’s available to help others get and stay at the top income level too!

Besides it’s also much more fun at the top with family and a bunch of encouraging friends and colleagues there with us on the beach right?!!

Decide To Believe!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Are Fuzzy Slippers the New Power Pumps? - Local Entrepreneur, Sue Seward, says YES!


Contact: Sue Seward - Entrepreneur
Phone: 979-248-1020

If your job often makes you feel tired, burned out, or stressed to the max, try a new bathrobe on for size. February 8, 2010 is the eighth annual “Doing Business in Your Bathrobe Day,” a time to celebrate the freedom home business ownership offers people. Everyday an increasing amount of working parents are waving goodbye to the pressures of the corporate rat race and settling into a more balanced and better quality of life…working from home.

Local entrepreneur, Sue Seward has been working from home in Austin Texas since November 1996, providing training on how to profit in the Network Marketing/Direct Selling profession. "Working from home in the Network Marketing/Direct Selling profession not only allows me the freedom to be my own boss and live my own life, it also provides a full time career income that pays me even when I’m not able to work ,and I can work in my PJs all day long if I choose to!" says Sue Seward.

Kristie Tamsevicius, co-founder of, a site that empowers women who have chosen to work from home, views having a home business as the ultimate life balancer. “Some people may think that living and working under the same roof creates more stress, but in fact, just the opposite is true. Working from home gives you the freedom to schedule your work around your life, rather than the other way around. That way you can create a life that you truly love.”

And the home business bug isn’t just biting American workers. People in England, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand are celebrating the power of the bathrobe and taking control of their workday and financial future.

Considering that the average worker spends up to 12 hours a day focused on work-related activities, often skipping lunch due to job demands, it’s no wonder that many people feel out of balance. So for the millions of people who have dreamed about a home based business and the opportunity to finally have some life balance, February 8, 2010 may be the perfect day to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and map out a new business plan—one that makes the bathrobe your power suit.

On the day, will hold a random drawing for a bathrobe and a host of other prizes. Register online at - >

Additional information on the festivities planned for the day and about the WebMomz prizes can be found at > or by contacting Kristie Tamsevicius at 847-244-8450.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Time For A Job? Not!!!

During some serious health challenges of the last two years when I could not work, sometimes for months at a time, to the point of almost having to walk with a cane, my income never stopped! Thank God for Network Marketing and residual income.

It all happened from working really hard those first 3 to 5 years to develop a solid full time career income and because I never gave up when the going got tough!

Here's a funny little experience I had recently ....

About three months ago I got some wild hair up my butt and decided to look for a JOB! haha!

I know I know!! I must have been out of my fricken mind man!

Think I must have been going stir crazy after being laid up for so long at home, moving to a new house way out by the lake with no friends so thought heck maybe I'll look for a SALES commissionable job where I can be out in the public networking and make some connections.

Well I found this sales job on Craigs List and then had to write up a resume.

Have not been on a JOB interview or had a JOB as an employee in over 17 years, what am I going to put on that dang resume!!!

Well, I did put together a resume highlighting all my experience of the last seventeen years and guess what it was all about?

YEP MLM, leadership experience and all the income for the last twelve years developed in this profession!

Soon as I dropped it off in person to the receptionist 10 minutes later my cell phone rings and it’s the lady manager calling me for an interview! LOL!

I thought dang, I’m pretty good at writing a resume! Haha!

Then I thought utt---ohh now I gotta really go on this interview! What do I wear?!! I thought oh well how hard can it be? I’m a networker right?!

When I got in there, it was like being a fish out of water!

All I could invision sitting there in the HOT seat during this interview was a ball and chain going around my legs, both of them! This lady was very controlling and dominating and she made that very clear that SHE was the boss! Ohhh nooo this was definitely not my cup of tea! Talk about being out of your comfort zone!

Oh I was my usual smooth outgoing networking self all right. She didn’t seem to like that though that I was in control of my life. So what in the world was I doing sitting in there like an employee waiting to be told when to jump and how high!

Suffice it to say I could not wait to get out of that office and thought thank GOD for my MLM business as I RAN out of there with my hair on FIRE!!! I don't need this BS! I've got a great business! What the heck was I thinking???!!!!

Ok so it was a great lesson letting me know how good I have it! Sometimes we have to go on the other side to realize what we have don’t we?! So I got knocked off the horse for awhile, so what big deal, just get back on and ride baby ride to the end! It ain’t over till God says it’s over!

So I decided right then and there girl you're gonna get busy again building your home business and build it bigger and better than before! No JOB for me baby!

Rarring To Build It BIG Together in 2010!

Decide To Believe!

Sue Seward
512-382-5109 Hm/Off
979-248-1020 Mobile

"You Can Have Anything You Want When You Help Enough Other People Get What They Want!" Zig Ziglar