Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Charles Schultz Philosophy!

"The Charles Schultz Philosophy!"

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name any ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor.
6. Name the last decade's World Series winners.

"How did you do?"
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish.

Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Anatomy of a Prospect’s Mind

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.


The big lesson
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

Written by "Peanuts" Creator, Charles Schultz. The SAME man who couldn't get a cartoonist job at The Disney Corporation. Some 'boss' at Disney told Charles he lacked talent and was not creative.

Key Point: Don't let others 'label' you. Mr. Schultz didn't. Follow his lead. Follow your heart. Live your life for "You".

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Free Digital Photography for Bloggers Guide – Get Your Questions Answered

Free Digital Photography for Bloggers Guide – Get Your Questions Answered

If you’ve wanted to share photos on your blog, but you weren’t sure how or don’t feel confident in your photography skills…here’s a great guide to help you get started.

This guide covers:

- Benefits of using photos on your blog.
- 9 ideas for adding photos to your blog.
- How to add & position photos on your Blogger Blog.
- How to add & position photos on your WordPress blog.
- Answers 20 common digital photography questions.

Some of the questions include (from beginner to advanced):

- How to decide on the right digital camera.
- How to decide is a picture is worth taking.
- Advantages/disadvantages of raw vs. Jpeg format photographs.
- What are the best settings for low light/nighttime conditions?
- What is hyperfocal distance?
- Time lag from the time you take a picture until it is on the memory card.
- How to avoid redeye in dim light.
- Small object close up pictures.
- How to take pictures into the sun and avoid lens flare.

…and more.

Get the answers by downloading your free 35-page guide:

Click here to get yours.(PDF)

It is a PDF document and you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view it. If you don't have this software, you can get it here.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Coming in 2009 — Natural Remedies!

Coming in 2009 Natural Remedies!

Take a sneak peek at what our Product Development Team has been hard at work developing! Keep an eye out for reformulated natural remedies sometime in 2009, as a few of our tried and true remedies get a natural face lift. Watkins Liniment will be one of the first to enjoy this natural transition with a natural formula that excludes F,D,& C red #40. This natural product sports a ruddier color, the natural color of the formula! Be one of the first to see the proposed product packaging for this line.

Going Green - Reducing Your Carbon Foot Print

If you've turned on the radio or television lately, you've probably heard the term Green more than once. Seems that these days everyone is going Green and reducing their carbon footprint. But what do these terms really mean? They are buzzwords that we are going to continue hearing a lot about, so let's find out what all the BUZZ is about!

Green is a shorthand phrase referring to sustaining Earth's resources. It is a vague term that can be used in many different contexts. But footprints are a bit of a different story. Think about the way you live your life. How much water does it take to support your actions each day? Do you enjoy half-hour showers or are you a get-in and get-out kind of person? Doesn't seem like it makes much of a difference, but it does add up and the longer your showers the bigger your ecological footprint. Ecological footprint, what's that? It is the amount of water and food needed to meet your daily needs throughout your lifetime. Now, what about your carbon footprint? This is another term we hear about almost on a daily basis. What it boils down to is really very simple, it is the amount of energy you consume to conduct your life. Imagine how much electricity, natural gas, and gasoline you use to run your home, power your car and even get that morning bowl of cereal to your table. It all adds up and just a few small steps can help to reduce it.

We can go into an in depth discussion about footprints and being Green, but lets focus on carbon footprints.

Your carbon footprint is the amount of energy you use to live day-to-day. By reducing your footprint, not only are you conserving energy and the planet, but you are also saving money. Checkout these simple carbon footprint reducers…who knew cutting your carbon footprint could also save you money?

  • Turn off televisions, stereos, home theater systems, and other electronics when not in use. Try this: plug your televisions and other home theater electronics in a power strip with an on/off switch. When you turn your television and other electronics off for the night, flip the switch on the power strip and totally eliminate wasted power.
  • Save over 50% on your homes lighting cost when you replace a standard incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb. They last longer too!
  • Always wash clothes in cold water. Not only does this preserve the color longer, it saves you money and conserves energy.
  • Use your consumer power! Support companies that are making an effort to improve communities and the environment through Greener manufacturing practices, charitable support, and product offerings that are safe for your family and the environment. Watkins offers a full line of natural, eco-friendly spices and extracts, personal care and home care.
Exerpted from Watkins Green Almanac - May 2008 Edition

Shop for Watkins Natural Products

History of Watkins Products

Watkins was founded in 1868 by J.R. Watkins. That’s 140 years ago. In 1868, the Civil War had just ended and was a recent memory to everyone at the time. Andrew Johnson was President of the United States taking over from Abraham Lincoln who was recently assassinated. A few things that did not exist yet include the telephone, the light bulb, airplanes, and the Suez and Panama Canals. There were just 37 states in the union and they were all in the same time zone since there was only one time zone. General George Custer and Geronimo were still alive and well. And J.R. Watkins, living in Plainview, Minnesota had a dream, a recipe, and a kitchen where he created Watkins Red Liniment.

His Watkins Red Liniment launched a company that has created careers for hundreds of thousands of Watkins men and women over the years. In 1869, J.R. Watkins established America’s first Money-Back Guarantee. He put a Trial-Mark on the Liniment Bottles and told customers that they could use the product down to that line and if they didn’t like it, he’d give them their money back.

By 1885 the production of Liniment had outgrown his home and the town of Plainview, so he moved the company to the booming lumber town of Winona, Minnesota, which boasted five railroads and was already an important port on the Mississippi River. In Winona, Watkins incorporated his company as the J. R. Watkins Medical Company. The company expanded its product line to include products such as Petro-Carbo Salve, Vanilla, Black Pepper, and Cinnamon. By 1915 Watkins was the largest direct selling company in the world and had the majority of the spice and extract market for decades.

For 140 years, Watkins has been America’s pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients in our product line from apothecary to spices. Since the beginning, Watkins specialized in home remedies using natural botanicals—like camphor, menthol and herbs—to help people feel better and live healthy lives.

To this day, Watkins adheres strictly to the same quality standards set forth by J.R. Watkins. With our J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary line of natural personal care, we use only natural, environmentally friendly ingredients from renewable resources, avoiding chemicals like parabens, sulfates, phthalates.

Watkins now aims to make household chores a little easier and environmentally friendly, with our newest line of natural home care products - J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care - that are safe for your home and family. A re-introduction of our way to clean, playing our part in the way to green living.

Do you remember how wonderful your Grandmother’s cooking was? And your Great Grandmother’s cooking also? The traditional home-cooked meal by our ancestors were almost always cooked with Watkins Products, almost exclusively. That, and a pinch of love is what made those old-time traditional home-cooked meals so delicious and wonderful! Our Watkins products are what almost everyone used up until the 1950’s. When people think fondly back at all those wonderful meals, Grandma’s wonderful cookies, Great Aunt Mabel’s amazing roast they are thinking fondly of how wonderful Watkins products are!

So spread the word and don’t forget how special Watkins Products really are. Why do you think so many great people are involved with Watkins? Not just the wonderful income opportunity and the great products - but also the great family values and traditions that are synonymous with Watkins.

Since its beginnings, Watkins has been family owned and operated. J. R. Watkins’ descendants—Watkins and Kings—guided the company through its first 110 years. In 1978 Irwin L. Jacobs purchased Watkins, and the Jacobs family continues the Watkins’ tradition of manufacturing the highest quality products and providing outstanding service that exceeds expectations.

Watkins commitment to natural ingredients, sustainability and respect for the environment and the community is their heritage. And as they learn and grow with consumers, they continue to meet customer’s needs for a clean, natural, healthier lifestyle.

Become a part of Watkins' history today! Become a Watkins Associate and begin building your home-based business. As a member of the Summit Group you gain access to training and years of knowledge that will lead you to a profitable business. Join now or get more details at http://www.vanillasage.com

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Watkins Good Tastings Event/Party Plan Changing to Living Naturally

Begining January 2009 the Good Tastings Event/Party Plan is changing its name to Living Naturally

Not only is the Good Tastings program getting a new name and a new look, it is getting some new assortments and materials.

Available January 2009
88009 US/88010 Canada Living Naturally Upgrade Assortment
$69.95 USD/$81.95 CDN (100 pts) includes:

Master Catalogs
Customer Order Forms
Recap Forms
Invitation Postcards
Training Manual
Organic Vanilla
Organic Pepper
Organic Cinnamon
Organic Chicken Seasoning
Mango Body Cream
Berry Charming Lip Tint
Peppermint Foot Cream
Lemon Lotion
Aloe & Green Tea All Purpose Cleaner
Lemon Hand Soap
Traditional Favorites

88011 US/88012 Canada Get the Party Started Pack $36.00 USD/$38.00 CDN (36 pts) includes:

Good Tastings Bread Mix (4)
Garlic & Parsley Grapeseed Oil
Invitation Postcards (2 packs)
Customer Order Forms
Recap Forms
Monthly Highlights Catalogs (10 each)

88020 Traditional Favorites Dips Sampler $7.99/$8.99
Salsa & Sour Cream Snack & Dip Seasoning Samples (4)
Cucumber & Dill Dip Snack & Dip Seasoning Samples (4)
Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning Samples (4)
Chicken Soup Bases Samples (4)

88021 Heat it Up Dip Sampler $7.99/$8.99
Blazin' Cajun Snack & Dip Seasoning Samples (4)
Bacon & Horseradish Snack & Dip Seasoning Samples (4)
Tomato & Horseradish Snack & Dip Seasoning Samples (4)
Onion Soup Base Samples (4)

88022 Cool it Down Dip Sampler $7.99/$8.99
Garlic & Dill Snack & Dip Seasoning Samples (4)
Garden Vegetable Snack & Dip Seasoning Samples (4)
Bacon & Cheddar Snack & Dip Seasoning Samples (4)
Beef Soup Base Samples (4)

Become a Watkins Associate and start Living Naturally!

How to Grow Your Business through Sponsoring

How to Grow Your Business through Sponsoring

The key to success and the only way to grow your business is to constantly sponsor and introduce fresh faces to Watkins. The day you stop talking to new people is the day your business stops growing. As a matter of fact, business never maintains in this industry — you move forward or you slide back. A strong business needs width (people you personally sponsor) and depth (people sponsored by your downline). Setting the example for those on your team and leading the pack is key to your success in duplication. Never rely on your downline to carry your business.

Here are some key rules to be cognizant of as you sponsor and grow your business, to ensure you continue to advance.

Rule #1: Sponsor in numbers. There is security in numbers. People come and go. Some stay a long time, others a short time. Some perform higher and others lower than you expect. Some will, some won't, so what. NEXT! The more you have to work with, the better.

Rule #2: Balance. Balance comes from having enough personal recruits (width) to insure you against the stellar performance of one person in your business. Don't rely on one or two "stars" to produce volume and advance you on the compensation plan and keep you there. The more people you develop, the higher you advance on the compensation plan.

Rule #3: Focus on Business Builders. As you continue to recruit new members into your team, look for the people with a desire to sponsor and advance on the compensation plan. Those interested in moving up the ranks quickly. The best way to build a strong business is to surround yourself with the best people that you can find. Raise your expectations and business builders will come. Make sure you sell the business and the potential it has to change lives. Don't just focus on the discount.

Business prospects can be found anywhere — expand your reach. Plug into business and professional associations, wellness centers, medical suites, fitness centers, and spas. Fill your calendar with activities that ensure you're meeting prospects and promoting your #1 product - the Watkins business opportunity.
From Watkins Incorporated

If you would like to join my Watkins team of associates, purchase products at a discount, and share our quality products and life-changing business opportunity with others, find out more and sign up at Watkins Home-Based Business

New Watkins 2009 Master Catalog Available Now

The new Watkins 2009 Master Catalog is available now.

This beautiful 48 page catalog features on the cover Simply Sweet Cinnamon Strawberry Shortcakes. You'll find many delicious recipes and product tips.

From Watkins award-winning vanilla and cinnamon to health and pain remedies, all-natural lotions and creams, and Watkins new line of green cleaning products, this 2009 Watkins catalog will delight products users across North America.

If you would like to receive a free Watkins catalog or learn more about the Watkins home-based business opportunity, request your free catalog and visit my business information web site.

For information about both product specials and our home-based business opportunity visit EveryDayNecessities.com

Friday, December 05, 2008

Watkins December Specials

Watkins December Sales Specials

Shop at http://www.notjustvanilla.com
View complete Online Catalog or choose Monthly Specials on side menu.

You may also call 1-800-928-5467 (1-800-WATKINS) to place an order. Please give my name and ID#, Eleisia Whitney 335001, as your Watkins Associate.

Stock up now for holiday baking, entertaining, and gift giving! Watkins recommends you order by December 9th for guaranteed "before Christmas" delivery.

December's prize is a jar of Menthol Camphor Ointment (known as Medicated Ointment in Canada), helps relieve that stuffed-up, congested feeling of a chest cold and helps to suppress the cough. Provides temporary pain relief from backache, strains, sprains, and arthritis. Place an order this month and I will choose one customer's name at random and announce on my web site the first day of next month. I will also email the winner for mailing instructions.

November's winner is Brenda from Montana. She won a Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix, a Shortbread Cookie Mix, a jar of Cinna-Cream Sprinkles, a Cookie Sprinkles set, and a Cookies for Santa plate.

US and Canadian Catalogs are available at http://www.notjustvanilla.com

Watkins Seasonal Favorites Holiday Gifts are now available! You'll find these products under Gifts on the menu.

US Prices Shown - Canadian Prices at online catalog

01007 Double Strength Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract, 11 fl oz - Save $1.00
Regularly $9.99 - Special $8.99

Dessert and Frosting Mixes
21012 Banana
21013 Butterscotch
21014 Chocolate
21015 Coconut
21016 Lemon
21019 Vanilla
Regularly $5.99 - Special $5.49 each

21017 Rice Pudding
Regularly $6.49 - Special $5.99

21018 Tapioca
Regularly $7.49 - Special $6.99

Gourmet Extracts and Flavorings, 2 fl oz
21392 Butter
21398 Chocolate
21385 Maple
21388 Peppermint
21391 Rum
21375 Vanilla (Clear)
Regularly $4.99 - Special $4.59 each

21390 Vanilla (Original Double Strength)
Regularly $5.49 - Special $5.09

21364 Caramel
Regularly $5.99 - Special $5.59

01039 Baking Powder
$3.99 or just $1.99 with the purchase of one Cooking Spray (#01040) and one Baking Cocoa (#01038)!

01169 Steak Sauce
Regularly $6.99 - Special $6.29

01168 Meat Magic
Regularly $8.99 - Special $8.29

01056 Inferno Sauce
Regularly $8.49 - Special $7.99

01057 Tropical Salsa
Regularly $8.49 - Special $7.99

01058 Calypso Hot Pepper Sauce
Regularly $4.99 - Special $4.49

01046 Jalapeno Hot Pepper Sauce
Regularly $4.99 - Special $4.49

21173 Roasted Turkey Gourmet Gravy Mix
Regularly $8.49 - Special $7.79

USDA Certified 100% Organic Spices
00503 Basil
00591 Chili Powder
00598 Cinnamon
00592 Cumin
00505 Curry Powder
00509 Dill
00500 Garlic Powder
00595 Ginger
00596 Mustard (dry)
00501 Onion Powder
00594 Oregano
00593 Paprika
00508 Parsley
00504 Rosemary
00506 Sage
00502 Thyme
Regularly $4.99 - Special $4.59 each

00507 Cloves (ground)
Regularly $5.99 - Special $5.59

00589 Nutmeg
Regularly $6.49 - Special $6.09

USDA Certified Organic Seasonings
00510 Beef Seasoning
00511 Chicken Seasoning
Regularly $5.99 - Special $5.59 each

00515 Spice Rack
Regularly $21.99 or just $11.99 with the purchase of 12 Organic Spices!

01141 Purest Granulated Black Pepper, 12 oz/340 g - All-Natural - Save $1.00
Regularly $15.49 - Special $14.49

All-Natural Gourmet Peppers and Blends
02005 Lemon Pepper
02006 Onion and Garlic Pepper
Regularly $4.99 - Special $4.59 each

Gourmet Seasoning Blends
01960 All-Purpose Seasoning
01963 Chicken Seasoning
01972 Grill Seasoning
01973 Ground Beef Seasoning
01977 Omelet and Souffle Seasoning
01981 Poultry Seasoning
01985 Soup and Vegetable Seasoning
Regularly $4.99 - Special $4.59 each

Gourmet Snack and Dip Seasonings
02050 Bacon and Cheddar
02051 Bacon and Horseradish
02068 Bacon and Onion
02069 Blazin Cajun
02054 Crab
02055 Cucumber and Dill
02057 Garlic and Dill
02062 Salsa and Sour Cream
02065 Tomato and Horseradish
Regularly $8.79 - Special $7.99 each

05206 Special Edition Collectors Nutmeg - Save $3.00
Regularly $12.99 - Special $9.99

Limited Edition Extracts, 2 fl oz
05407 Anise
05405 Hazelnut
05539 Irish Cream
$4.99 each or buy all three at $4.59 each and save $1.20!

Food Colors
05807 Blue
05814 Green
05804 Red
05809 Yellow
$2.99 each or buy green, red, and yellow, get blue for only $1.49!

Natural Body Creams - Save $1.50
40507 Aloe and Green Tea
40508 Lavender
40509 Lemon Cream
40516 Mango
40510 Vanilla
Regularly $7.99 - Special $6.49 each

Natural Body Oils, 2 fl oz - Save $1.00
20505 Aloe and Green Tea
20514 Lavender
20515 Lemon
20506 Mango
Regularly $5.99 - Special $4.99 each

20553 Head to Toe Kit
Regularly $15.99 - Special $14.99

Natural Hand and Body Lotions, 11 fl oz - Save $1
20470 Aloe and Green Tea
20486 Lavender
20487 Lemon Cream
20520 Mango
20474 Vanilla
Regularly $9.99 - Special $8.99 each

20478 Rejuvenating Foot Cream - Save $1.00
Regularly $10.99 - Special $9.99

20479 Smoothing Foot Scrub - Save $1.00
Regularly $10.00 - Special $9.99

20225 Pucker Up Two Pack
Regularly $9.98 - Special $7.99

22345 Hand Care Gift Pack
Regularly $24.97 - Special $22.99

20534 Total Body Gift Pack
Regularly $23.97 - Special Price $21.99

Dry Oil Body Mists
10472 Aloe and Green Tea
10476 Vanilla
Regularly $8.99 - Special $8.49 each

10484 Ultra-Rich Hand Cream
Regularly $6.49 - Special $5.99

02358 Menthol Camphor Ointment
Regularly $8.99 - Special $8.49

60491 Icy Blue Ointment
Regularly $4.99 - Special $4.49

60492 Analgesic Balm
Regularly $5.99 - Special $5.49

02317 Watkins Liniment - Save $2.00, 11 fl oz
Regularly $11.99 - Special $9.99

20498 2 oz. White Cream Liniment
$5.99 or just $2.49 with purchase of 11 fl. oz. Watkins Liniment (#02317)!

02350 Pain Relief Spray - Save $1.00
Regularly $9.99 - Special $8.99

02268 Fruit/Veggie Complex - Save $1.00
Regularly $17.99 - Special $16.99

02272 Rezist Plus - Save $1.00
Regularly $19.99 - Special $18.99

02270 Skin, Hair and Nails - Save $1.00
Regularly $14.99 - Special $13.99

02269 Eye Care Formula - Save $1.00
Regularly $13.99 - Special $12.99

20536 Pomegranate Spice Sink Set - Save $1.00
Regularly $17.99 - Special $16.99

Natural Room Spray
16724 Orange Citrus
$5.99 or just $2.99 with the purchase of one each of Orange Citrus Product: (#16784, #16774, and #13053)

Natural Room Fresheners
16721 Aloe and Green Tea
16723 Lavender
16722 Lemon
Regularly $5.99 - Special $5.49 each

Many other products are highlighted in the December Sales and Promotions Catalog and December Specials Online.

Holiday Cooking Helplines

Crisco Pie Hotline: (877) 367-7438

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: (800) BUTTERBALL or www.butterball.com

Empire kosher poultry customer hot line: (717) 436-7055 or www.empirekosher.com/index.htm

Fleischmann's Yeast Baker's Help Line: (800) 777-4959 or www.breadworld.com

Foster Farms Turkey Helpline: (800) 255-7227 or www.fosterfarms.com

General Mills: (800) 248-7310

King Arthur Flour Co.'s Bakers Hotline: (802) 649-3717 or e-mail questions to bakers@kingarthurflour.com

Nestle Toll House Baking Information Line: (800) 637-8537

Ocean Spray consumer help line: (800) 662-3263 or www.oceanspray.com

Perdue consumer help line: (800) 4PERDUE or www.perdue.com

Reynolds Turkey Tips Hotline: (800) 745-4000 or http://www.reynoldskitchens.com/

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Eleisia Whitney
Watkins Independent Associate #335001

Shop at http://www.NotJustVanilla.com

Start a Watkins Home-Based Business and receive a $20 gift certificate from me! Business details at www.vanillasage.com

Building for Long-Term Success

Building for Long-Term Success

How to Build a Strong Organization for Long-Term Success

· Understand, manage, and exceed the expectations that others have for their business. Don’t trade short-term gain for long-term wealth by inflating what’s possible. Let others know that they can expect to succeed if they are willing to do the work. Create the expectation of growth, not maintenance.

· Build strong relationships with all your team members – customers and team builders. You’ll see team builders remain committed to their goals, develop long-term customers who order each month, and see business builders emerge from your pool of loyal customers.

· Discover the needs and wants of each person you encounter. First seek to know what they want, then help them to get it. Some of the most successful leaders go so far as to maintain a profile of each new recruit, detailing personalities, desires, and personal information.

· Strive to help others get off to a fast start, which will help them withstand the onslaught of external negative force. Help each new team member develop three short stories: Why this company? Why these products? Why this business system?

· Study your retention data, which holds clues to how you can improve.

· Make a point to reward longtime customers and team builders to foster an environment of loyalty.

Excerpts from Build It Big: 101 Insider Secrets from Top Direct Selling Experts