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3 Essential Keys to Conscious Business Success

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Throughout the past two weeks, I've had numerous (lively) conversations about what it means to be a conscious business owner. I've turned this topic inside out to get to the bottom of what conscious business is about. I share these 3 Keys to Conscious Business Success from my own "in the trenches" experience.

In order to recognize your business as a conscious business it needs to match three criteria, and if any one of these is missing... it's not a conscious business. It may be a conscious hobby, or a conscious project, but not a conscious BUSINESS.  Conscious: fully aware of or sensitive to something; deliberate, intentional.
Business: a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern. OK, so now that we know the dictionary definition of conscious business, here are the three key elements necessary for YOUR conscious business success.

Make a Difference.

A conscious business is…

Your words and thoughts have physical power - Will Smith

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President Clinton Endorses Network Marketing & Direct Selling

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Update and Bible.com Find

I have been so busy lately that I haven't had time to blog.  Business has been booming for me during this Christmas Holiday!  I am so grateful!  I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas vacations and your home and lives are full of love and joy.  I've missed you guys!  Anyhow, I finally had time to sit down and browse the internet today and I paid a visit to one of my favorite websites: www.Bible.com.  I read the daily devotional and, like always, I have to share it!

There is a lot going on in the world today.  Between national disasters, people losing their jobs and homes, and what's going on in the world government, there are a lot of people that are suffering right now.  People are hurting and looking for a way out.  Many turn to alcohol.  Alcohol is not a bad thing.  It can actually help ease the pain when you're hurting.  It is not to be abused.  Like the old saying goes, "Too much of anything can hurt you."  (I think that's the way the old saying …

Facebook "Fight Against Child Abuse" Movement

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I have officially joined the "Fight Against Child Abuse" Movement on Facebook.  I think it's an awesome cause and I'm so glad that people are stepping up to protect the children of our world, by saying "Hey!  This is wrong!  It's never alright to abuse a child!"  I am all for it!  With that said, I, along with many other FACEBOOK Users will be a cartoon characters until Monday, December 6th.
The reason that I wanted to blog about this is because: #1 - I wanted to bring awareness to the issue of Child Abuse #2 - You have to read this poem!  I copied it from the Official "Fight Against Child Abuse" Facebook "Info" Page.  It is heart breaking.  It really sheds light on the reality of child abuse from a child's perspective.  
Below is the copy of the poem.  Brace yourself.  Like the creator of the Facebook Page said, "This will make you sick!"
Always wishing you Health, Wealth and Wisdom! Monique Bradford (The Smirf) ~  T…

The Entrepreneur's Push (Video Inspiration)

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Those who decide to travel the path less traveled will have hardships that only others who've traveled the same path can understand.  As an entrepreneur, there are times when you need a little push, a little inspiration.  I should know.  There are times when I find myself desperate for something to inspire me.  Like today!

Since today is Sunday, I really didn't feel like working, so I lounged around the house.  While I was sitting on the couch watching "The Magic School Bus" with my daughter, which was rather enjoyable, all I could think about was marketing campaigns and orders that I had put in and deliveries that have been sent out and blog ideas and the list goes on and on.

And so to clear my mind, I politely excused myself from the couch and grabbed some magazines.  I subscribe to a lot of magazines to stay up on what's going on in business, network marketing, fashion, parenting and family fun.  I just knew that I would be inspired by some article or picture…

5 Bible verses about money every Christian should know

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By Guest Author: Bob of Christianpf.com

Let me start by saying that it was difficult to create this list. Think about it, I am trying to pick the best verses from the Bible about a particular topic. Are there really best verses, or are there just those that have impacted us more than others? I tend to think the latter.

 So, this list is just that. These are the 5 verses that, even as I just scratch the surface of understanding them, have revolutionized my financial life. Each one of them has had a strong impact on many decisions in my life. I hope you allow them to impact you as well.

1. Philippians 4:19And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. If you have lived much life at all, you are probably well aware that putting your trust in the economy, your employer, or your bank account is not a good idea. They are all fair-weather friends. They all can be helping you greatly one minute, and then the next everything has changed.

God, how…

Couples and Money

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My motto is "Each One Teach One." Well, it's one of my motto's.  As I was browsing the internet today I came across this great article and I had to share it with you guys.  Money does matter in relationships.  There is no way around it.  This article has lot's of tips on how to come together as a couple and discuss what some think is unbearable "Money!"  Enjoy!

Always wishing you Health, Wealth and Wisdom!
Monique Bradford~  TheWifeyMommyPreneur


How to Talk the TalkPsychologists say that many people will talk about anything, even sex, before they'll talk about their finances. Why is it so difficult for us to talk about money? Perhaps because money symbolizes different things to different people: power, control, security, or love, for instance. It's been estimated that money issues are the driving force in 90% of divorces, but you CAN live happily ever after, financially speaking, if you work at not letting financial issues come between yo…

Sex And Marriage: How To Keep Your Sex Life Alive in Your Marriage

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I thought this was a great article and I had to share it here on my blog.  Again...  One of the things stressed in this article is "Communication".  Soooo important in any relationship.  If you can't communicate with your mate on a normal day to day level, how will you ever experience a truly intimate relationship?  I'm talking mentally, emotionally and physically.  I hope that this article will help keep your marriage both Romantic and Fun!  xoxo

Always wishing you Health, Wealth and Wisdom~
Monique Bradford~  The WifeyMommyPreneur

How To Keep Your Sex Life Alive in Your MarriageSex doesn't have to get boring in marriage. As the years go by, your sex life should get better. Here are some ways to keep your marriage and sex life fresh.Difficulty: Average
Time Required: varies Here's How: Communication is the key to a healthy and active sex life in a marital relationship, so talk with one another more! Share with one another your sexual desires.Talk with one a…

My Bible.com Daily Devotional Read~

It has been a wonderful Saturday so far.  I woke up in the middle of the night to check on my daughter and she had a fever.  I gave her some Children's Motrin to bring her fever down and she has been fine since.  Yes!  I feel like I knocked it right on out of her.  I hate it when she's sick.  God is so good~  Anyway I was starving for the bread of the word today and I decided to take a look at www.Bible.com  This is my go to for the word.  I have learned so much about the Word of God from this website and I would encourage anyone who is seeking God to check it out.  Here is a copy of today's daily devotional from: www.Bible.com Thought I'd share it with you guys.  Hope you day has been filled with Love and Laughter~  xoxo
Always wishing you Health, Wealth and Wisdom~ Monique Bradford~  The WifeyMommyPreneur 

Proverbs 28:17-18 (KJV):
17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved…

The Importance of "Authority" in Attraction Marketing

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When trying to build a presence online, most online marketers are not aware of the importance of “authority.”  Authority is huge in Google’s books.  Quite simply, Google ranks sites considered by the Internet public as authoritative, much higher than it does sites that reflect little authority.  This statement begs the question, “What do you mean by authority in the context of Google and search engine optimization?”

To answer this question let’s consider a couple of quotes by Google’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.  Sergey is often quoted as once saying, “We believed we could build a better search.  We had a simple idea, that not all pages are created equal.  Some are more important (than others).”
On another occasion, Google co-founder Larry Page stated, “It’s quite complicated and sounds circular, but we’ve worked out a way of calculating a web site’s importance.”  The keyword here friends is “importance.”

Matt Cutts, Head of Google Web Spam Team, once advised . . .…

How to De-Stress as A Stay-At-Home Mom

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Being a stay at home mom may sound like an easy job. Truth is, it can be hard and stressful...believe me I know! It's a full time job, even if you're not a stay at home mom. But through all the runny noses, wooden blocks thrown everywhere, and yup even toothpaste on the mirror...it's worth it all. Here are some helpful tips on how to de-stress your day as a Stay-At-Home Mom!  :) Instructions Dress Up, wake up early to get ready for the day wear something comfortable that will make you feel good about yourself, even if all you do is stay home. If you need to go anywhere you're ready to go. Looking frumpy will only make you feel frumpy.

Exercise, it will make you feel better and give you more energy for chasing around your little one. Whether you go for a ten minute walk around the block, do yoga or simply stretch it will help you to de-stress.

Take Pictures, they don't have to be perfe…

Model Makeup Tips For Photography Sessions

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Wonderful Tips from my friends "Makeup Artist" on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/click4makeupartists

You most likely already know how to apply makeup for everyday use but there are a few things that are different in applying makeup for a model photo shoot.
It's not that difficult to learn and if you follow the tips below, you will be on your way to better makeup results for your model session.

Apply a heavier coat

The first key to model makeup is to simply fix your face as if you were going out for the evening, wearing more than for daytime use.
Create extra contrast and especially use more powder. I cannot stress powder enough. This is essential!
To achieve that natural look in your model portfolio, apply a little more than you would in your daily activities and even more than you would if you were going out for the evening.
When you look in the mirror you will feel that you are wearing too much makeup but remember that the studio lights will reduce the am…

Romantic Ideas To Spice Up Your Relationship!

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Make a little loving gesture every day for one full year.




Cuddle on the sofa and watch a movie.




Take a bubble bath together.




Walk on the beach in the moonlight.




Put a note in a romance novel saying, "The story is great but our own love story is the best".




Put a single red rose on the seat of your lover's car before they go to work.




Send your lover a virtual postcard at least once a week.




Get every book ever written by your loved one's favorite author.




Get every movie starring your lovers favorite actor.




Keep twenty pounds of your lovers favorite candy on hand.




Take her to see the movie Titanic fifteen times.




Make love to him/her every night until he/she asks you to stop.




Give him/her twelve dozen roses on all their special days.




Compose a list: "101 Reasons Why You're the Greatest" Write each reason on a separate square of paper. Wrap them in a fancy gift box.




Sprinkle perfume on to light bulb. When light is turned on the scent of the …

Hey Beautiful~

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Tip: Hey Beautiful~ Practice feeling beautiful. When you catch yourself looking good, take a minute and hold it. Stay in that place for a moment - feel it, and hold it. We often will reinforce to ourselves when we don’t think we look so good and rarely reinforce when we do. FEEL it, and hold it. Maybe add a little verbal spice - say to yourself: “I look gorgeous!” So savour those moments, and you will have more of them.Always wishing you Health, Wealth and Wisdom!Monique Bradford - The WifeyMommyPreneur~ 

Are You Really Wired For Home Business? How's Your Self-Esteem?

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I know a lot of people who are involved in online marketing tend to focus on teaching marketing as a way to generate leads, train their team and build their profile.

I wholeheartedly believe in doing this and employ this approach myself. However, what I have found from many years of dealing with people is that you can learn all of the marketing techniques you like but if you do not have a healthy level of self esteem, you will not be able to build an effective business.

This industry revolves around our ability to relate well to others and if you are struggling in this area you will be severely hindered. You may be able to generate lots of leads, but once those people find out where you are at, they won’t stick around anymore.

Simply put, they won’t join your team.
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Do You Have Healthy Self Esteem? Our self image has a profound impact on who we are and what we get back from the world around us.
Our self image is simply a combination of all of the input that we have had fro…

Body Image and Self-Esteem~

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I snatched this article right off of one of my favorite websites: www.PositiveLivingTV.com So that I could share it with all of my wonderful readers!  xoxo  It is also a TV Show that comes on Ion Life,  I try to catch the program as often as I can.  I thought that this article had some great tips on how to Boost Our Self-Esteem during those times when all we can see are our Flaws~  I highlighted the Self-Esteem Boosting Tips for those of you that want to get straight to it! 
Always wishing you Health, Wealth and Wisdom~ Monique Bradford - The WifeyMommyPreneur~  
I had just spent an hour with my trainer Rusty lifting weights, run 35 minutes on the treadmill, taken my Dalmatian Lucy for a vigorous 40-minute walk, and then driven to the YMCA for an hour-long stretch class. Exhausted, I had to ask why exercise was ruling my life. I feel better when I exercise, I rationalized. Taking a deep breath, I delved deeper and as I did, I began to see that my obsession with exercise was roo…

Advice For The Marriage and The Business~ *Communication*

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As most of you know, I do have a Lingerie and Romance Accessories Business.  One of the reasons that I started a business in the romance industry is because a happy, healthy and thriving marriage is very important to me.  I figure if you're gonna go through the whole marriage ceremony and repeat those wonderful marriage vows, then why not put in the work to actually live out those vows?  Especially if you have children!  That's right, I said "the work", because that's exactly what it is and don't let anybody tell you different.  We don't live in fairytale land, you have to actually work at a great marriage.  Take a look at the image of the couple above.  Have you ever felt like that?  Believe it or not there are people living out that image daily in their marriage.  It should not be this way.  I shared a quote on facebook today that I thought was so real.  It's by Scott Gardner, "If the marriage ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."  An…