Monday, October 31, 2016

What is a winning sound to your ear?

I grew up in a golfing family.  One brother is a golf pro, another had the swing and talent of a Champion.  Both brothers and myself were Junior trophy winners and the action of winning was "practice".  The winning sound was that of a ball dropping into the cup.   We grew to love it. 

 By the time I was 11, I had 4 first place trophies.  The day my baby sister was born, we all won trophies in a tournament.  My Mother got 9 hole in ones - Before my father passed away, he said "Between Ruth and I we have 9 hole in ones."  Of course, it was California and it was considered community property to him.  Yes he technically had one hole in one.  They were playing in a doubles tournament called, "Best Ball", and her shot knocked it in, but since he was her partner, he could technically claim it.

My parents were always in tournaments all over the world.  My father was the President of Castlewood Country Club at one time, which was originally the summer home of William Randolph Hearst before it became a Championship Course.  They instilled in us to "work hard then play".

It was a blessed life, without stress, without worry about money, and not like what some people face today. 

So with my Avon Reps, I coach them to do a little bit for their business everyday.  You can't sit in front of a television and expect to lose weight.  You can't not do laundry and expect clean clothes.  You can't expect SUCCESS and to prosper unless you put time and energy into your business.


What constitutes SUCCESS is time and energy.  We have something called the Power of Three and I believe it would be helpful for whatever business you wanted to build. 

  1. You need to talk to 3 people each day - doing this 6 days a week (rest on Sunday!), you would be talking to 18 people per week.  
  2. So in addition to the books you buy for your current customers who placed that means, for a 2 week campaign, you will talk to 36 people and personally hand them a stamped book with information on coupons, samples and recruiting tucked inside.
  3. Rewinding your task list how many books do you have to purchase to take care of the people you plan to give books to and 10 customers?    36+10  = 46      If 10 cost 6.50 and 100 cost 20.00, can you see something in your life that you can cut out so that you can purchase 90 more books for 11.50 more?   How much do cigarettes or alcohol cost?  See if you can cut a few out and it will help you focus on your life.  When you get really good at it, don't be surprised if you want to cut them out all together! 
If it has been proven that when you give out more books, you get more orders and you make more money, then the effect of giving out more books spells the sound of SUCCESS.

Can you be an overnight success?  I think any program takes time.  It took me 3 years of really doing my homework and marketing to start getting repeat business on a regular basis.  Why?

1.  No Patience - Many Representatives give up within the first 4 campaigns with excuses from "I just don't have the time", to "I spent too much money".   Adopting a winning attitude to "show yourself that you can do it" - note that is show YOURSELF - not necessarily anyone else is key.  Showing YOURSELF, increases your self esteem.   Increasing your self-esteem causes you to want to create more happy feelings and you keep going.

2.  Trust - People want to know that the products they are buying are guaranteed and want you to answer the phone and say you are still in the business when they call.  When a Rep decides to quit, she sometimes forgets to give her customers to an established Rep who will take care of them for her.

3.  Respect:  Most people know what it takes to become an Entrepreneur and respect the things you do to make your business a success.  They love it when you decorate their bag or put extra goodies in it.

4.  Working towards Leadership - many Representatives choose not to go into Leadership.  They don't take advantage of the free online State of the Art training, which, by the way gives you all the principles and lessons to make any business profitable.  They don't try to inspire the people they want to recruit.  They give up.  That means that every paycheck is based entirely on their ability to generate their own sales.

"Following the instructions from Mentors who are more successful than you",  is a thought process that I follow because I don't want to re-invent the wheel.    If I have a list of what I should be doing, then when there is a lull in my activities, I can put my feet up and:
I make little sample packets with wedding favor packets with samples and my business card

1) Call customers
2)  Call leads who wish to become a Rep
3)  Stamp Books
4)  Prepare hand out material
5)  Dress my books with sample packets
6)  Pack Orders

So now, what is your winning sound?  What gives you the feeling that you are succeeding in your goal?  It may be someone calling you with an order.  It may be when you are stamping books and planning a book drop.  Looking forward to how you will feel when you succeed will keep you on your path.

I hope this little insight helps you with whatever business you are working.  If you were on my team, we would work together as a team for your success.  If what I have been saying sounds interesting, please call me or go to my website and look for JOIN MY TEAM - at

I look forward to hearing from you and how you made your Etsy business or Craftsy Business or whatever home based business a success.  It is from others that we draw our greatest strength and inspiration.

Karen S Meyer,
Avon Scottsdale
480 262 3525  

Saturday, October 22, 2016

10.00 can mean cereal and a gallon of milk for 5 children....

I remember what it was like to scramble for money to feed 5 kids.  I tried to do so many professions from home so that I would not have to beg my first husband for money for food and clothes for them.  It was a tough life.  That is why I love coupons!  I only shop with people who have coupons and shop whatever level will give me free shipping.  It just makes sense.  Why give the money that can help do some good for my kids to a shipping company?  My apologies to those in UPS, Fedex, etc., who do such a good job, but that was just my mind set in those trying days.  

Below are some coupon deals which will give you a combination in many ways of a % off and free shipping.  I hope it helps you provide more easily for your families.

Have a happy Holiday season!


Give your friend these codes to use onBEAUTYBYKARENMEYER.COM website Remember - 20% off 50 is 10.00.  That's 10.00 she saved or maybe a new mascara, lotion, an Anew item on sale,  for free because of the coupon savings. Whatever she wants - her order has to be above 50 before the shipping and tax would be applied, then when you enter the code SUDDENLY, when it drops 20%, you could spend another 10.00 and not hurt your budget!

20% off your Avon order plus free shipping when your order goes over 50.00 (without the shipping and tax) use code FRIENDS
EXPIRES 10/21/2016

20% off your Avon order plus free shipping when your order goes over 60.00 (without the shipping and tax) use code AVONFB16

20% OFF your online Avon order plus free shipping when your order goes over 60.00 (without the shipping and tax) use code:  RMNQ416
Expired midnight 12/31/2016

20% off your online Avon order of 60.00 or more plus free shipping (without shipping and tax) use code:  RMNMBLQ4
Expires midnight 12/31/2016

20% off your online Avon online order of $50.00 or m ore plus free shipping (before tax and shipping) - ONE TIME USE;  Use code:  WELCOME 

20% off your online Avon order of 50.00(before tax and shipping)or more plus shipping (ONE TIME USE:  Use code:  THANKYOU20

10% off your Avon Order of 40.00 (before shipping and tax)  plus shipping will be zero when you add the code FALL4AVON
Expires 10/31/2016

FREE SHIPPING with your order of 20.00 or more - use code:  FS20A09 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ways to Survive as a Mother....of many!

When my kids were young - all 5 under 12 - I really struggled with having enough money to make ends meet.  I didn't want to keep begging for money from my ex (wasn't an ex at the time), so I got creative.  I used whatever mommy hacks and life hacks I could to survive.  The biggest one was mystery shopping and "couponing" or coupons.

 I contacted Dominos and asked to be part of the Mystery Shopping Program.  Once a month, they would deliver a Pizza, I would pay for it and then the kids would all have something to observe.  Was he/she wearing a uniform? Hat? Was it clean?  There were many questions they had to help me answer and they knew from the young age that people judge you by how you represent your Company who pays you.  Once a month, Dominos would send me 10.00 to pay for the pizza after I turned in a detailed report.  The most important lesson to my kids was "Did he do anything worth noting? Something over and beyond what was expected that would make their boss proud of them?"  those were fun times.   I began to find other opportunities and began to be more independent and had a lot more self esteem as an emotionally abused spouse.

For years, I continued to be a coupon mother.  I have a fond  respect for anyone who finds ways to cut corners, without sacrificing quality or integrity because, frankly, I've done it.  I continue that practice today and that is why I launched and    

At, I highlight ways to really save on products and maximize on their dollar potential.  For instance.  If you go to and open a window, then go to and click on VISIT MY SITE,   Keep both windows open, but apply for a free membership at

Here's the fun part!  Watch for Avon to have Double the % back  - so instead of 4% rebate, they will give you 8% back.

Once you have your account and you are on the page, you will see a coupon that is valid or use the 1 time use coupon.  So it might be WELCOME and you would get 20% off your order (before tax), free shipping as long as the order stays over 50 before tax.  

So now do the math.  Pick products that are 50% off.  Get 20% off that price.  Now at the end of the month Ebates will send you 8%.  Are you adding this up?  78% off the regular prices sound good to you?  I know, right?

The other site is    As many of you know, I am a survivor of Breast Cancer, having had 2 lumpectomies.  I've been free for 6 years now and am so grateful for early detection, I thought I would let people know that  Avon donates a portion of the cost of the special products that are PINK to Breast Cancer Research.    I love that.   So on that site, you can find ways to get coupons too, but it mainly highlights samples of Avon's specialty items.  In the catalog, there is sometimes a BLUE page, dedicated to products that Avon donates a portion of the cost of the special products supporting an end to Domestic Violence.

Celebrities join in as Ambassadors of the Avon Foundation causes.  Reese Witherspoon was our first Domestic Violence Ambassador, followed by Rock Star, Fergie.  As Avon celebrates 130 years this year, honoring women, we may find out at RepFest in Las Vegas who our new Ambassador will be for these entities.  

Keep Smiling!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

What does it take to become a success?

This is singularly the most personally influential quote I've ever heard.  I first heard it when I was a Health Insurance Agent in the 70s.  I read the book, "Think and Grow Rich".   I read everything I could about Napoleon Hill once I heard this quote.  It was like the quote turned on a light bulb in my heart.  He was such a positive thinker.  It amazed me.   I had never thought of the idea that the mind was that intelligent.  At my young 21 years, did not know what a goal was but certainly knew what dreams and desires to better myself were. I just didn't know how to put the two together.  That was the year that I first really remember getting frustrated with hearing people talk about their goals and really started trying to figure out how to achieve one.

The main obstacle or problem was, I had a personal influence who was oppressing and at that time I was not strong enough to realize it, or figure out how to grow around it and flourish.  If you plant a seed and then put a rock in it's way, the seed will continue to grow roots in an effort  to try to push itself up through the rock.  It never gives up trying to seek the sun.  It takes a break while getting stronger, but finally, it will figure a way to go around the rock or up through it in its desperate measure to reach the light...Isn't that what we do? Can we figure out how to break through the rocks in our lives and become victorious?  Yes!

Whenever I came up with an idea of how I could achieve something, there was an outside influence which kept telling me to give will never happen...I wasn't worth it....I had no real value...Who would ever listen to me.  I gave up my dream of finishing college because my 1st husband was upset that I might find someone and leave him.

I never gave up my entrepreneurial ideas and I continued to raise 5 children over 37 years while working in the following fields...Dental Assistant, Aetna Admin Assistant,   night time newspaper delivery, childcare 18 years, swim instructor (taught 22 babies to swim), diving instructor for Newbury Park High School, seamstress, costume designer, Tupperware, Avon, Amway, Novelist, Craft Boutique with crafts in 4 stores (California),   Contributing Reporter for the Ventura County Star, Website designer and expense specialist for TBG,  a call center operator, Call Center Manager, A call Center Assistant Account Executive for Kaiser's Medical Products, for Skechers, for Sam and Libbys, for The Right Start Baby Catalog, and product Senior Trainer for Desert of the Month, Miss Grace Lemon Cake and Mrs. Beasley's Muffins and was instrumental in starting the Amgen Orchestra in 2007 and was their Soloist, became an autodidact website designer and did countless websites for other women who had dreams, Genealogist, Office Manager for Arizona Shutters and Blinds and Web Designer for same, Avon top Sales for my district for 5 years running and Top Recruiter for same.  So what was my dream and what were my goals about?  Well, during the hard years, my goal was to make enough money to feed my children and not have to beg for money from their father.  My dreams were to be a teacher and in many ways I fulfilled those dreams.

My dream was to inspire others to reach their potential.  Teaching has always been one of my passions.  When I taught Customer Service Representatives, I was really in my element.  I'm not telling you all this to brag, but to show you that no matter what horrible thing happened, I persevered.  I stayed the course.   I never lost my Faith in someone looking over me.  I knew my Heavenly Father had a plan for me.   I ran the race and in the most primitive meaning, I won.  Everything I experienced has prepared me for each new day I experience now.

Success didn't come all at one time.  It was a process of doing the same simple things daily to build on a platform of knowledge.  You can't expect to start selling Avon and have a client base of 1000 people overnight.  That part takes time, but unless you start somewhere with what your mentor suggests, you won't be able to make it up the first flight of stairs!  If you try to re invent the wheel and do your own thing, you are doomed to failure.  Many people will not only not put in a first order, but they will stop after 4 orders.  They will figure out some way to blame Avon, or Amway, or Mary Kay, or Tupperware, but if they had just done exactly what their mentor had suggested, day by day, they would start getting a return clientele, they would learn to prospect, they would learn how to market themselves online,  they would learn the basics to get them up the first flights of stairs.

 People asked "Why did you stay in an abusive situation for 37 years?" then  "How did you plan your escape?"  There were several mitigating circumstances that surrounded my psyche.  I was made to feel that I could not survive on my own and could not leave my children.  Truth be told, I didn't want to deal with the dual custody situations that my friends were suffering from in their divorces, so I became numb to the negativity and stayed to protect my children from abuse as much as I could.  I kept my Faith in God and turned to him often for strength.  When the youngest was 19, things fell into place and many friends helped me to effect my move and subsequent dissolution of my situation.  It was clearly a miracle for everything to come into play the way it did.  At the end, I felt peace and forgiveness and started to experience joy, truly for the first time in my life.  When my book comes out, many will be surprised at what occurred.  Because of the negative influence, that became a catalyst for me to push around the rock and reach for the light...and I grew.  People ask me why I do Avon?  It's because I like being my own boss.  I like not having to punch a clock.  If someone wants to meet with me, I can go whenever I like.  My time is my own with my Grandchildren and children.  I can jump on a plane and visit my mother when I want to in California.  You can't do these things when you have a salaried, punch the clock, settle for bad or poor or even less than great performance reviews.  The next question is, "How did you accomplish this?" - like you eat an bite at a time.

The point of this is to show you that you can accomplish whatever you want to in this life.  Think Big, then use your Avon income to salt away the cash to make your dreams come true.  Speak with your Leaders about what you want and they will be eager to help you create a plan for success.  The most important thing that I can tell you love your customers as a hen loves her chicks and they will be loyal. The next most important thing is to be kind to one person.....yourself.  Sometimes the biggest enemy we know is living between our ears.  Negative self talk within your brain, is devastating to your self esteem.  Your negative voice might be telling you that you can't jump over an obstacle, constantly doubting yourself, telling yourself that your mistakes cannot be fixed are not what you need.  Choose to do little things for your business each day and remarkable things will happen. Just get to know 3 people every day and give out your books and you will amaze yourself.
I'm sending positive blessings to you.  I hope you follow me on FB and let me know how you are doing.   Other sites that may be a positive influence are my team recognition site:  Again, think and grow Rich ~ Napoleon Hill

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