A Million Trees


My Green Passion

 A Million Trees A Million Dreams

Have you ever fallen head over heals in love?  I mean really head first, lopsided, upside down, do anything for, crazy kind of love?  Well I’m crazy for my green business with Shaklee.

I was interviewed by my business leaders this evening so that others could hear my story.  You gotta love a company that allows the field to sponsor events like “WINGS” or Women Inspiring New Growth Strategies”.

The job that God has been preparing me for all my life – is my Green Business and my Passion.  It’s Shaklee.  I had severe asthma for 20 years – my pulmonologist declared me asthma free in October.  Why is that?  Shaklee… 

The crazy thing is if you look back at the beginning entries of my blog – you can read what it was like for me THEN.   Well, this is what it’s like for me NOW.  I’m so thankful for the safe, pure products that Shaklee ensures will cause NO HARM to People, Pets OR the PLANET!  I’m thankful that my health has returned to me.

The other blessing I am so very grateful for is the opportunity to touch others lives with health and financial income.  I’m helping young women, my doctor, engineers, nurses, teachers and my insurance agent to name just a sampling of people I’ve reached.  They are all benefiting by the Shaklee products and our opportunity for additional income.

I’m madly in love with Shaklee and so very happy to have found my green passion in life.  I’ve been given an opportunity to help thousands of people with this new business and for that I thank God for everything I went through to reach this time and place in my life.

 

 



Every Day is Earth Day with Shaklee

Every Day is Earth Day at Shaklee

When We Plant Trees, We Plant the

SEEDS OF PEACE

AND THE SEEDS OF HOPE. 

We aso secure the FUTURE

OF OUR CHILDREN. 

Dr. Wangari Maathai,
2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

At Shaklee, we’re a part of a movement to make people and the planet healthier. Inspired by the visionary works of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai and her Green Belt Movement, Shaklee began a tree-planting campaign across the United States and Canada in April 2006, encouraging the company’s 750,000 Members and Distributors to organize tree-planting events at the grass roots level in their respective communities.

With Dr. Maathai acting as the Global Ambassador for our A Million Trees. A Million Dreams™ campaign, Shaklee has set a goal to plant over one million trees throughout North America.

“Trees clean the earth. They clean the air. I am really happy that Shaklee is involved in this fantastic planting campaign. We will join them. We will be together.”
– Dr. Wangari Maathai

Watch the highlights of Earth Day 2006 with Shaklee and Dr. Maathai at:

http://www.shaklee.com/pws/library/flash/earthdaywangari.html

Please join us this April 22, 2008 in observance of Earth Day 2008.  We urge you to do your part to make a difference across communities and the planet.  Together we can all do something to turn a deeper shade of green.

Are you a school, church or organization that is interested in educating children and your community while raising funds with a “Green Fundraiser”?  Contact us and we’ll send a packet out to you. 

Individuals can join us and become part of the solution by switching to our ‘Carbon Neutral’ company and products.  It’s time for action – before it’s too late.

For more information, contact us at http://www.shaklee.net/upnorth/contactMe 



Earth Day 2008 with Our Green Business

Will you make a decision to turn a deeper shade of green on April 22nd? 

I’ve been scrambling to help my green business owners get ready for Earth Day 2008.  In a Shaklee home business, April is a month of celebration as people focus on becoming a deeper shade of green.  Coincidentally, Shaklee has also kicked off a campaign to support women entrepreneurs build wealth with Shaklee.  April is winding up to be a GREAT month and the best yet for our business in 2008! 

I own a consulting practice that has been on coast since I found the greenest company I know and hung up my Shaklee shingle.  I talked with a former business associate today.  She has some project management work in Mexico City they need help with.  “Would you fly every week?” she asked.  And then I thought about all that carbon footprint from jet fuel.  “No, I would come back perhaps every three weeks.” 

The IT and Financial corporate clients that I have spent my career assisting have lost the appeal that once drew me to the business.  I found myself thinking “But what about my new Gold Ambassador needing my help to get her business off the ground?”  She’s a stay at home Mom of four young children and preparing for the financial storm of change coming to her and her children. 

Our Chiropractor has introduced Shaklee supplementation and non-toxic products into his practice.  We’re planning an Open House to the public on April 22nd.  We will educate about the dangers of 83,000 untested chemicals on store shelves and the health consequences when we choose to bring them into our homes.  I thought, “I won’t be able to help with the event and ensure it’s success. ” 

Then that small inner voice said to me, “But I’ve never been to Mexico City…  Hey… Shaklee is in Mexico and people can earn income and switch to safe Shaklee products there.”  My mind continued with the “Pros” and “Cons” checklist of “Should I go or should I stay.” 

Meanwhile, my husband voiced his concerns that I could be kidnapped by one of the taxi-cab drivers that are famous for taking tourists to ATM’s and emptying their bank account.  He is always concerned for me when I travel and of course we spent 12 long years living separately.  It’s been the best part of our life together since we started our Shaklee business.   I thought, “Do I really want to worry him that way?”

And then I thought about my grandsons.  One of the biggest reasons that I am so concerned about our planet’s future.   I would miss out on their most precious growth  – right now they are 10 months and 3 years.  Ethan runs to have Mamaw hug him and Edison grins with that one bottom tooth and giggles when he catches my attention.  “How can I live without my family again?  What would life be like without them?”.

My daughter needs me right now too.  She is so relieved to have me watch the boys when she must be away.  Daycare is something the kids have not experienced and we are so grateful that we can help with their care when she needs us.  “What would she do if I’m not here to watch the boys and listen to her when she needs support and love from another mother – her mother?” I thought.

Can you guess what my decision is?  Yip…  I’m hook, line, and sinker commited to continuing on the path of my new career.  You may be asking, “Are you crazy?”  What about all that money you can make with a consulting business?”  I  will tell you what MY goals for a better life include…  

1.  Help people become financially independent and money wise with a Shaklee business.  I know when I help others get everything they need in life, I’ll have everything I could ever want in mine.

2.  Bring health to people through public education about the consumer dangers that lurk in the market today and help them switch to Shaklee pure and safe products .  Shaklee has never had a product recall.

3.  Remain “Carbon Neutral” through offset projects and working from home with Shaklee which has been “Carbon Neutral Certified” since 2002. 

4.  Educate parents about child safety.  Through education and product choices, my goal is to interrupt the startling statistic of childhood asthma which has increased by 166% in recent years and women that work in the home are dying at a rate 54% higher than average from terminal cancer.  The Toronto Clean Air Institute sites typical household cleaners and chemicals as the cause.

5. Replace my consulting practice income within 5 years with my Shaklee business.  In 2006, Master Coordinators AVERAGE PUBLISHED 1099 earnings were $286,000.  The Gold Ambassador program is averaging $30,000 in additional income to Masters.  We are using methods that will move the needle forward to that and beyond for us personally and our team.

6.  Stay in the race for the long haul.  I am commited to building our business now so we can enjoy residual income in a few short years.  The plate is set – Baby Boomers Want Shaklee Health and Nutrition, the Green Wave is Here, and Shaklee is expanding to 43 more countries in the next 7 years. 

I am so blessed to have found such a wonderful and rewarding new life.  It is true what Roger Barnett, our CEO says, I can “Do Well by Doing Good”.

Ninety percent of people want a home business.  How about you?  Do you want to join me and build a future that will fulfill your dreams for a better life?  Would you like to align your financial future with your convictions?  Are you anxious to hedge against the financial pressures of a faltering economy?  Do you have a loved one that is chronically sick and in need of better health?  Are you concerned about your children’s future and the possibility that global warming may affect them in a dramatic way?  

You can be part of the solution this Earth Day 2008.  No one person can do everything but everyone can do something.  Join us as a business owner or member and be part of the Shaklee family.  Happy Earth Day 2008!