Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Am I Confident or Arrogant?

askmen.com... be a better man

Now since I am a women I felt this article could have baring on our human kind as well.  There have been times when I have been called arrogant....  am I....  I personally know that what I do in my life has come with great struggle and accomplishment.   I would have to say that there is a very thin line between arrogance and confidence. Some people that have called someone arrogant in ignorance, possibly have a hard time finding their own confidence. Now I am not saying that there aren't arrogant people out there... but with alot of reflection I can say with confidence that I am not one of them. Here is the information they gathered and refer to in the article linked above. What is your take?

Be Confident, Not Arrogant

How To Project Confidence Without Being A Jerk

There's an infinitesimally thin line between confidence and arrogance. Nobody enjoys being in the company of an arrogant person. Even arrogant people will admit they dislike pomposity — in others anyway.
The problem is that most people have difficulty differentiating between the two. You need to exude confidence, not cockiness. So what defines a confident person? What does arrogance consist of? And most importantly, how can you be one without falling in the other's trap?

calling a duck a duck

Before you can change your ways and see the light, you need to recognize what confidence and arrogance are. Unfortunately, our society encourages shrewd business deals and below-the-belt punches, which aren't the niche of alter boys. Confidence alone can and should get the job done, but it's often easy to fall prey to pomposity. Learn the difference.
Arrogant PeopleConfident People
View themselves as superiorBelieve in themselves and in their talents
Always know what's better for othersAre open about their objectives and potential
Are incisive in their transactions with othersAre gifted competitors
Never admit their mistakesAren't afraid to recognize their missteps
Revel in the blunders of othersHelp others correct their slip-ups

Confidence is a personal trait. A self-assured person doesn't care what others think about him. The arrogant dude, however, will be very conscious of how the world treats him. It is what fuels his smugness. He is the center of his world, which can often be a symptom of a buried feeling of inferiority. The only way he can value himself is by putting down those who surround him. The confident gentleman is therefore a sea of tranquility next to the antagonistic narcissist.
Here's the perfect balance you need...

perfect balance

There are certain guidelines to follow in order to achieve total confidence without radiating an iota of arrogance. These should be followed constantly, both at work and play.
Care about your appearance
Most people significantly care about how others view them. Although it was stated above that this was a trait of arrogant fools, there's a certain minimum you have to contend with. Dress for the occasion. A well-tailored suit in a power meeting can do wonders for your confidence. Look the part but don't be a bragging pest about it.
Smile sincerely
Don't simply flash a "look-at-me, I-make-more-money-than-you-losers," grin; show an earnest smile. Co-workers will regard you as someone who is joyful and pleasant, a person with whom they'd like to be involved with.
Show interests in others
Take a moment to ask colleagues about their weekend. The goal is to show them you don't feel superior in any way. It will make them feel important and demonstrate that you care about them. But don't do it as a mere excuse to bless them with your own stories.
Stay up-to-date
Stay on top of the events that are shaping the world. A large part of appearing confident is never hesitating. When a subject comes up, you need to be ready to jump in. It helps to have a multitude of interests and hobbies. At the same time, if you don't know what people are talking about, steer clear of the conversation.
Have an opinion
Similarly, make sure you have an opinion on key issues. Confident people aren't easily swept by peer pressure. If your belief isn't the most popular, have the courage of your convictions and stand your ground. Changing your mind at every occasion isn't the mark of a poised guy. Should you fall victim to it, you'll be branded an amateur. It can also come back to haunt you. Imagine two co-workers with whom you've shared two different opinions on the same topic. If they discover you're a shape-shifter, you'll be considered nothing short of opportunistic.
Expand your horizons
It may be important to build yourself a life outside of the office. With a well-rounded life, you'll feel much more confident and a lot more inclined to be assertive. Join a bowling league or the Optimists Club, anything that can garner some social interaction.
Be smooth with others
There are ways to deal with others to avoid being arrogant. For example, you might not agree with something your boss utters during a meeting. You may need to correct him, but do it without appearing brash. Don't make a point to mock him for his mistake, rather make it clear that you don't agree with him. Remark that you've made the same error before but have since come across new information that forced you to reevaluate your position. It's all in the way you present the situation.
Basically, what matters is that you can appear to be confident. Coolness is a virtual magnet for money, power and women. Everyone wants to hang around people who feel secure and positive. But if you can really be confident then the world will open itself up for you. Not only will you climb the proverbial corporate ladder faster, your relationship skills will be your greatest asset.

This is an article copied from http://www.askmen.com/money/successful_60/67_success.html

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bacon Cheddar Broccoli and Turkey Rolls

Bacon Cheddar Broccoli and Turkey Rolls
6 large frozen dinner roll dough balls
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 container Velata Bacon Cheddar Cheese Fondue (http://edieanne.velata.us)
1/2 cup frozen chopped broccoli,
rinsed in warm water and drained
2 green onions, finely diced
1/4 pound turkey, thinly sliced and
roughly chopped

· Thaw dough balls and let rise at room temperature for 3-4 hours.
· Heat the oven to 375 F.
· In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and Bacon Cheddar Cheese Fondue.
· Press down the center of each roll, creating a well.
· Combine broccoli and green onions.
· Evenly divide the cheese mixture, broccoli mixture, and turkey between
each roll. Tip: When filling the rolls, add the cheese first so it will be at the
top of the roll while it bakes and can melt down over the broccoli and
· Stretch the dough around the filling and pinch together until sealed shut.
Reshape the roll, if necessary, and put on a baking sheet. Use a knife to
make a small slit in the top.
· Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack. Let cool for 5 minutes. Serve.
‪#‎velata‬‪#‎thebnsnet‬ ‪#‎beautynscents‬ ‪#‎edieanne‬ ‪#‎turkeyroll‬ ‪#‎brocolli‬‪#‎cheese‬ ‪#‎velatacheese‬ ‪#‎cheddar‬ ‪#‎rolls‬

Monday, October 13, 2014

Your profile picture is really important. Find out Why!

First lets go over what your profile picture should be set up like according to Facebook.

Facebook offers these instructions for creating your profile pic: Page profile pictures are square and display at 160×160 pixels on your Page. The photo you upload must be at least 180×180 pixels. We recommend uploading a square image. Rectangular images will be cropped to fit a square. Your Page’s profile picture will also display next to your Page’s name around Facebook to represent your Page.

So basically, Facebook’s image dimensions say your profile picture should be: square, at least 180 pixels wide & 180 pixels tall, not a rectangle (or it will get cropped)

Ok so let's talk about what kind of picture you should use. In the world of Social Media, with emphasis on social, we forget that our first view from another profile is our very own profile picture.
I think your Facebook profile picture is more important than your cover photo because it’s the image that represents your page throughout Facebook — to your current & potential followers.
Your profile pic appears in:
  1. the News feed of your followers
  2. Posts on your page’s Timeline
  3. Replies in comments
  4. Comments & posts you make on other pages while using your page
  5. the Cover photo on your Timeline
The most important of these is #1, of course — the news feed of your followers.  And while you may think it’s cute to have a pic that’s funny or witty — most companies just can’t pull this off without looking a little ridiculous.  More importantly it's the 3 second rule.  If someone is looking for a potential business to do business with, then that profile picture could make or break the deal.  I will state that if you have a business fan page then this is something you should strongly consider during the creation of your page.  In a business such as mine, it's all about branding myself therefore a profile picture of me is most important.  Granted this is something that is not recommended for children, as an entrepreneur, branding yourself is most important.
In conclusion, use a picture of yourself not your cat or favorite fictional character.  Be authentic and real!  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Empowered Women of Social Media Pre-Launch

Empowered Women of Social Media Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/15014... http://facebook.com/thebnsnet http://empoweredwomenofsocialmedia.com

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Empowered Women of Social Media - Book Launch Video

Book Launch October 5th- Empowered Women of Social Media This is a story about 44 women from all over the world! I am the Co-author in this amazing one-of-a-kind book, along with 43 women representing 3 continents, 6 countries and 23 states in the US. We are seeking your promise to purchase your Kindle book on October 5th for .99. Help us become an International Best Seller within hours of launch! Share this on your pages and in your social media. Type "I'm In"! http://www.empoweredwomenofsocialmedia.com/

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Empowered Women of Social Media

Empowered Women of Social Media

44 Women found their Voices using the Power of Social Networking

Well it's getting closer and we are super excited about the release of our book Empowered Women of Social Media. I know you will love it because it's complied of stories from strong powerful women who have overcome some mighty obstacles to be successful using Social Media. Each story brings to life an aspect of their lives that shows tenacity, authenticity and overall courage! Join us on Oct 5th for our Kindle Release. We are looking for commitments to download the $0.99 version. It will be available at that price for only a few hours that day!! We want you to get it and download it THEN!!! On Amazon we have the opportunity to write a review as well and I am asking each of you to do this. Give us your thoughts on what the vision of this book is for YOU!! I am honored to be part of this and I am blessed that you want to read it!! I will continue to post reminders so it's ok I won't let you forget. Can you see how excited I am about this! I am very excited to be a part of this amazing glorious journey with these incredible women!!

Empowered Women from around the world have joined our mission… When women come together a great energy is present. During the compilation of this book, women from 20 different countries and from all walks of life joined our movement and mission. 43 women plus author/compiler Carla Wynn Hall, have written their stories to be included in this historical masterpiece that focuses on two hot topics of today: Social Media & Women’s Empowerment. We would like your support for our Kindle Launch on October 5th! Please take a moment and sign up for our mailing list to be notified of upcoming local events. Also if you will include your city and state, you will be notified of local book signings and opportunities to meet our Co-Authors.  I would love for you to go to the website, read my author bio and sign up for our list. http://www.empoweredwomenofsocialmedia.com/edieanne/

Here are some comments from some or the authors!

Commit to buying and leaving a review!  Thank you for your support!!!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

No such thing as Saturation

In response to a long private message about not wanting to join because she is being told that Scentsy is Saturated!! Scentsy is NOT saturated. I am here to tell you that in direct sales, unless you are servicing 100% of the people in your town, state, country, then there is room for growth. If everyone in your neighborhood already uses your product, then go to another neighborhood. If everyone in your city is using your product, then go to people in your state. But because Scentsy is a very new product (10 years in the USA and only 5 years in Canada), the market has a ton of potential for growth before it reaches anywhere near the saturation point. As an example, say there are well over 40 Scentsy consultants in a town of 10,000. Each of these consultants, are working their business in a way that is productive for them. Some are active, some only buy for themselves and family, others are working it like a full time job. I can promise you that all 10,000 people in that community are not aware or even using the Scentsy or Velata...Yet! There are people out there who would buy from you, because you are you! Only you can provide that excellent customer service. That is what makes you so special! That is why, if you are interested in selling Scentsy.... You should! The benefit of people knowing what Scentsy is, is that they want it. We do not have enough consultants to provide for the demand of customers that are out there. I run into people EVERY DAY that when asked if they have a consultant say to me.... no I NEED one, I don't know what happened to mine or mine quit or even better yet, What is Scentsy? If you allow yourself to have a mindset that you can't do the business or that everyone else is doing it for you.... then you will not get past that. But if you have a mindset that you can get around any obstacle (like I did) then you WILL succeed!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjNf6GEadYM

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meeting a Millionaire of Change

I have met and made friends with millionaires and also people strapped by the demands of everyday living. I have eaten with and shared conversations with some amazingly brilliant, loving and talented people. I have traveled to places I never dreamed of going and I have been able to help support my family right from the comforts of my own home. I can take walks in the sunshine during the day, I help others achieve their own dreams and watch them flourish ... yes it truly has been a catalyst for some amazing and incredible changes and living!! My Universe consists of love, gratefulness, abundance, sharing, achievement and yes, Scentsy!
xoxoxo #thebnsenet   #scentsyopportunity   #velata  #edieanne  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We're having a Google hangout come join us - J.O.I.N LIVE

We're having a Google hangout come join us - J.O.I.N LIVE
Come Join us!!! Tomorrow night at 8pm EST Watch the video for more details

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Mind Aware Series for Direct Sellers Season 5 with Edie Anne

OMG one of my goals came true yesterday!!!  You have no idea how excited I am about this!!! 3 years ago, I told myself, "I could be someone interviewed on this show." And here it is!!!!!! YIKES!!! Be careful what you wish for and what you tell yourself is possible!!!
I met some incredible people through The Mind Aware Series and I am truly a better person because of it.  Casey D. EberhartMary ChristensenJulie Anne JonesLyndsey BaigentAmy PorterfieldTeresa GarrisonBecky SpiethDeb BixlerKaren PhelpsMia DaviesSteve TaubmanShari McAllister HudspethSpencer Howerton

Available for 48hrs!!! Or click Dana's special offer and get it permanently!

Have you ever wondered how to approach a stranger about your business? Or how to get someone’s contact information? Or how to sponsor someone using social media? Well, today Edie Anne Cote with Scentsy revealed all of this and more!

Edie Anne Cote lives in Maine and her passions are being a career coach, mentor and recruiter and she gets to do all of those things as an Independent Scentsy Family Director with The Scentsy Family full time!

In this interview, Edie gave step-by-step instructions on how to approach a complete stranger. She even revealed a super easy way to get contact information from someone you just met and what to say so they know that you’ll be following up. Edie has used social media with much success in her business and so she not only explained how to make connections on Facebook, but she also gave some fantastic ideas for maximizing YouTube … even if you don’t make videos!

If you don’t know how to turn that social butterfly personality into a paycheck, then you’ll definitely want to hear this replay!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Local Mini Celebrity ;)

Hi there, it's Edie Anne Cote

I don't make many posts like this out but wanted to share this one.  It's alittle longer so bare with me :)
I have been asked to be interviewed for The Mind Aware Series Season 5 and am so proud and honored.  It is a Free registration and a Free series running through the month of May.  I am trying to reach out to people who may find this of interest or may just want to support me and my efforts.  I am extremely excited about this and hope you find it as exciting.  Here is some information about it. I would love for you to register, even if you don't plan to listen to them all live.  My interview is on May 26th and by registering you will have the chance to listen to at least mine.

I didn't want you to miss this announcement because this is the ONLY place you can get 24 hours of FREE training for growing your direct sales business! The Mind Aware Interview Series for Direct Sellers is back, and we’re better than ever! Keep in mind that this is beneficial for ANY business and also for personal development

Here’s the link . . .

And here’s why … we listened to your suggestions and incorporated them into Season Five, Straight from the Top!

You might remember that we did a survey and we asked YOU for a list of your favorite direct sales execs and direct sales leaders! Who did you want me to interview on The Mind Aware Series. Who did you want to learn from?

We took your advice and we got direct sales executives and leaders from 24 companies involved and they are bringing their BEST advice and tips to the table!


Do you want to know the answer to these questions . . .
*What is the biggest MISTAKE you see direct sellers making?
*What is the FIRST THING I should do to prepare myself for success?
*Why do some people SPONSOR so easily and others don’t?
*Which DAILY practices should I put into place to GROW my business?
*How can I BALANCE my team and my personal business?
*What is the biggest mistake you see direct sales LEADERS making?
*What are your BEST TIPS for booking, sponsoring, offering the opportunity, maximizing technology, positive mindset, leadership, and MORE!!!
Get the answers right here . . .


If you are ready to take your business to the next level, then make sure to register for The Mind Aware Interview Series today!


P.S. Please make sure to share this post with your friends, team members, and business colleagues too! Thanks!  http://www.themindaware.com/Sce5Invite

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What a day!!

I am drawn to blog today!  I don't come on here and spill my feelings often but I felt the need today.

Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement for the excitement, love and inspiration I have felt today.  Not only is this the day I was born, I turned 44... containing not only one of my lucky numbers but 2 ;) Not sure how it is that we come to have a lucky number but I chose 4 along time ago and it has stuck very well throughout the years.  So from the break of dawn this morning I have responded to over 500 wishes, blessings and fun "Happy Birthday" messages on my Facebook profile page.  I was sang to at least 4 times in different octaves and styles.  I was treated to lunch and continue to receive phone calls from my loved ones. What an amazing day... right>?  Well it gets even better... well not sure I can beat being born, but I'll try.

Today I conducted a training call through our home office to ALL of the Scentsy consultants in the company.  I trained on Facebook Parties. About a year ago, I started the process of getting this out to the masses.  I ran up against some pretty hard walls and was shot down a couple times too.  I collected the training information and put it together in a way to be presented and taught.  Finally in January of this year I was asked to present the training at our Leadership Retreat in Cancun (you all remember the trip they lost all my luggage?), I was honored and beside myself.  Well today was the final piece.  It went out to the masses in one of the most attended live training's we have had.  I have been overwhelmed with love and support and encouragement that I have inspired them to make videos, to have parties and to just step out of their comfort zone.  I couldn't feel more proud!!!  or could I?? This is where the frosting gets put on the cake.

3 years ago, I fell upon a training called The Mind Aware Series put on and hosted by Dana Wilde.  Well you all know I have studied her Train Your Brain, but did you know it started when I met her through The Mind Aware?  It was 24 hours of interviews with leading industry trainers.  I feel in love with the information I was learning and quickly learned the power that knowledge had. I told myself 3 years ago, while listening to the interviews with people like Mary Christensen, Casey Eberhart, Julie Anne Jones, Deb Bixler, Lindsey Baigent and so many more, that I could do that and even if I couldn't I would love to speak on her show.  It was a passing thought and dream that apparently I put out into the universe......  3 years later, I, yes me, am going to be a guest, interviewed by Dana Wilde on Season 5 of The Mind Aware Season.  I am not sure if Dana even knew of this dream since I don't believe I ever shared it... matter of fact I am not sure I shared it with anyone.

So not only is it my birthday and not only did I give an awesome training company wide, but I also get to launch Season 5 of The Mind Aware Series for Direct Sellers!!! I am beyond grateful, blessed, appreciative and truly feeling loved........  Thank you God for this most amazing day!!!  xoxo

Somebody Pinch Me!!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

It's BAAAACK!!!! The Mind Aware Season 5!!

It's how I met Dana Wilde, it's how I began my Brain training journey!! I am so excited about this! Plus It's FREE!!

In your direct sales business, have you ever asked yourself. 
The Mind Aware

* How can I add more people to my team?

* How can I offer my business opportunity easily?

* How can I motivate my team members?

* How can I grow my business faster?

* How can I increase bookings?

* How can I balance my business with my home life?

For answers to these questions click here: http://www.themindaware.com/Sce5Invite