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We have a guest blog post from Marilyn Sarno, Independent Consultant Apriori Beauty.

I was dissatisfied with the appearance of my skin once I celebrated my 50th birthday. It seemed overnight that my skin was very dry despite healthy eating and following a fitness routine.

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As I started studying basic good skin care and beauty trends I quickly realized that I needed to organize my own beauty routine for best results in a shorter period of time.

I discovered that my beauty routine was inconsistent e.g. I was using 5 different brands of skin care,  my makeup bag was stuffed with out of date products and I would spend 2 minutes scrambling through   my bag to find my eyebrow pencil and favorite lipstick. Morning stress didn’t make me feel pretty.

So, I created my 7-steps to organizing my beauty routine and want to share with you.

Benefits of a beauty routine are :

  • to prevent premature aging, lines and wrinkles
  • to save time, money and reduce stress .
  • Have fun with your beauty and create your ‘ look ‘

Lets get started.
1. Decide to make the commitment to create your beauty regimen by scheduling time on your calendar to organize these steps.
Choose a quiet location and create a spa-like environment. Adequate lighting, regular and magnifying mirrors, organizers and special cosmetic bag are a priority.

2. Decide how much time you have for your daily am/pm skin care and makeup routine and schedule appropriately. I found it useful to type my schedule on a calendar template; print and tape to the inside of my medicine cabinet so I would remember. E.g. I use a clay detox masque three days a week; a glycolic peel once a week. I keep to the same day of the week to create this habit.

3. Schedule monthly appointments like hair/cut/color, facial, manicure and pedicure in your planner. When my beauty budget is tight I do my own facials, manicure/pedicures at home. I create a relaxing spa day for myself. I block off half a day, complete my routines and relax with a favorite book or movie. Your spa day can be whatever you desire. Spa days are excellent stress management!

4. Evaluate your skin care system for your age and skin type. Do you know the products you love, use daily and actually see results over time?  Once a year in my birthday month I make an appointment with a department store or beauty store e.g. Sephora or Ulta for a makeover by a professional. I love to try new products and I do ask for samples of my favorites. You can ask for a daytime look or a glamorous look. I discovered that the products I used in younger days don’t work now because my skin is changed with time and hormonal changes.

5. Don’t forget your internal beauty regimen which should include 7-8 hours of sleep, eating healthy, and drinking adequate water especially in hot weather. The most important beauty tip of all is your positive mindset throughout the day. Don’t forget your affirmations and create small bursts of beauty into your daily life. One of my favorites are small bouquets of fresh flowers from my patio garden. I keep a bouquet in my kitchen and bedroom.
 
 
© Copyright 2016 Marilyn Sarno – All Rights Reserved
 
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Marilyn Sarno Independent Consultant for Apriori Beauty anti-aging skin care products. I became an Independent Consultant after using our 5-step six product system and loved the results in my skin.

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Simple Solutions Saturday

 
 
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Quick Tips to Help Grow Your Business and Yourself!

Tips busy women in business can read in under a minute and use for years to come…
 
 
We all have choices. We can allow disappointment to discourage us or we can step up and use disappointment to go forward in positive ways.

Here are 5 ways to use disappointment for the positive:

1. Fully express your disappointment. Write your thoughts and emotions in a journal, as a story or as free-flowing random thoughts. The key is to express your feelings so you can acknowledge and understand them better.

2. Plan to do something motivating and inspiring. Enroll in a skills building class, take positive seminars or plan a retreat to regroup your thoughts.

3. Write an empowering goal you’d like to achieve within the next six months. Use this goal to motivate you when you begin to feel discouraged.

4. Read a good book. This is an excellent time to pull out those inspiring biographies or classic how-to books. Set aside a few hours with your favorite beverage and quiet music to read empowering and uplifting books.

5. Take a long walk. Think about how many ways you will overcome this disappointment and learn from the entire experience.

What do you think? Would you rather be proactive and overcome your disappointment or be reactive to what is happening around you? I say choose to be and feel empowered and control of your emotions – use your disappointment for positive results.
 
 
 
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10 Daily Success Habits

I have been coaching and mentoring women in business for over twenty-five years and I’ve noticed certain patterns of success emerging. Successful women in business have well-defined emotional and physical daily success habits. I’ve noticed that these habits have unconsciously become part of their daily routine and seem to be a major factor in business success.

Successful women in business take themselves and their moneymaking abilities very seriously. Successful women in business have a successful mindset. They treat their business like a moneymaking business and not a hobby. There, I believe, lies the key to 10 daily habits of successful women in business.

Day #1 – The Habit of Planning
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Day #2 – The Habit of Focus
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Day #3 – The Habit of Organization
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Day #4 – The Habit of Consistency
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Day #5 – The Habit of Persistence
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Day #6 – The Habit of Professional Self-Confidence
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Day #7 – The Habit of Unstoppable Belief
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Day #8 – The Habit of Gratitude
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Day #9 – The Habit of Visualization
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Day #10 – The Habit of Rejuvenation
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I’m going to leave you with the quotation from Anna Quindlin that pretty much sums up what we’ve been discussing for ten days.
“If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”
 
 
 
 
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What does it take to go from worrying about money to financially self-sufficient?

I know you’ve heard it said, “Success leaves clues.” So, one thing I enjoy doing is reading success stories about women (just like us) who took an idea, opportunity or challenge and turned it into financial security.

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Over the past twenty-five plus years, I’ve read several hundred such success stories. And you know what I’ve found? I realized that there were common and powerful threads running through all the stories. Success really does leave clues.

Here are seven common traits of successful women who decided not to settle for less than financial independence and self-sufficiency:

1. A dream, a need and a burning desire to change from where they were to something better – something more financially and emotionally comfortable for themselves and their family. The dream became a passion and the passion became unstoppable.

2. A belief in themselves and their dream of financial security that was so strong and unstoppable, that obstacles and limitations would not and could not stop them. They were determined and motivated to make money!

3. The knowledge that success begins on the inside and works its way out. Each woman knew that the greatest investment of time, energy and money that they could make, was the investment they made in themselves. They went to school, asked a mentor for advice, read books and learned the “secrets” of success.

4. Success takes action! Not just any action but focused action. Financial self-sufficiency takes a focused plan of action. What do you want and how are you going to make it a reality? Successful women did the research, learned the lessons and then set out to make their plan come alive.

5. Successful women make a difference. They give back to others. There seems to be a “need” to share their good fortune. They give of their time, knowledge and energy, not just their money. Successful women understand the importance of women supporting women to personal and financial self-sufficiency.

6. Each of the financially self-sufficient women knew how to take their dream to fruition. They were persistent and laser-beamed focused on a successful outcome. They knocked on closed doors until they opened – they came out of their comfort zone. They took risks!

7. Successful, financially secure women never, ever give up. No matter the ups and downs, no matter the challenges or failures and no matter how many times they heard “No,” they never gave up on their dream. The successful women I read about were emotionally invested in the outcome and they wouldn’t stop until they accomplished their goals.

What do you think? Do those seven traits sound doable?

Have you met women who’ve succeeded in reaching their personal, professional and financial dreams? They weren’t any different from you and me, were they?

Take a few minutes and read those seven success traits again. Is there a dream or burning desire inside of you waiting to come to fruition? Close your eyes. Can you see yourself making that dream a reality? When you set your mind to something and you accomplish it, doesn’t it feel great?

Are you ready to live your own success story?
 
Note: This article was originally written and published by me in WE online magazine in 2007. I thought it was time to share it once again. ~Sharon
 
 
 
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Simple Solutions Saturday

 
 
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Tips busy women in business can read in under a minute and use for years to come…
 
 

5 favorite money and finance books that should be on your must read list…

1. Women and Money – Suze Orman
At the heart of the book is The Save Yourself Plan: a streamlined five-month program that delivers genuine long-term financial security. But what’s at stake is far bigger even than money–it’ s about every woman’s sense of who she is, what she deserves, and why it all begins with the decision to save yourself. *You’ll probably find this book in your library or used book store.*

2. You’re Broke Because You Want to Be – Larry Winget
More than 40 percent of families today are feeling financial pressure: spending more than they earn, and worrying about retiring and being dependent on the government, family, or charity. Larry Winget knows. He grew up poor, then made and lost a fortune when a business in which he’d invested went bankrupt. But he worked his way back from rock bottom to become a multimillionaire.

3. The 5 Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me for Women – Richard Paul Evans
Evans has taken years of personal research and coaching to create the perfect money book for women who want a better life. With his classic, motivational voice, Evans offers lessons that are easy to understand and simple to follow. Powerful, proven, and life changing,

4. Overcoming Underearning – Barbara Stanny
The good news is that underearning is a self-imposed condition. By focusing on overcoming it, underearners will not only earn what they deserve, but live a richer life. With techniques and exercises that have helped thousands of people, Stanny teaches five essential steps to financial independence and brings a message of empowerment to all those who chronically undervalue themselves.

5. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker’s rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and “revise” it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it.

In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen “Wealth Files,” which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people. Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth.
 
 

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