Faith, MONAT, Other

My Self Discovery Path

As mentioned in earlier posts I have joined an exciting new company called MONAT Global and it has taken me down an interesting path to self discovery.  I know that may sound strange to some of you.  How can a direct sales company do that?  What kind of self discovery can a person find in a hair care company? Hair care, really?  Hang in there because those were some of my thoughts just a few short months ago!

Self Discovery

Okay, where do I start??

I joined MONAT the end of February with much thought and prayer put into it.  That is a first for me!  I like to jump right into things without thinking about it first.  That usually gets me into trouble down the road.  This time I wanted to make sure that this was not just something that sounded fun or a way for me to get a discount on REALLY great hair care products.  I was not about to invest in something that may not pay off.  My family has been on a journey to cut back, de-clutter and simplify our lives and I didn’t see how jumping into a direct sales company fit into that lifestyle.  So I decided to leave it up to God.  I  spend many days and nights in prayer and conversation trying to weigh my options.  Boy am I glad I did!!  God lead me to MONAT for a reason, which at that time I hadn’t yet figured out what that was other than to make an income so I could stay home with my children.  What I didn’t know was all the other amazing things that would come this decision.

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After deciding to join, I jumped right in and began promoting my business.  I talked to many people!  I mailed out a lot of free samples!  I set up events to kick start my new business!  I read all the policies, procedures and other documents for my upline!  I was ready to make some money!!  And money I made which was great motivation to keep going.  I was building my team and making some very nice bonuses.  I really felt like I was doing just what I was supposed to be doing.  Now don’t get me wrong, all of those things are very important and that is the way to build a business but I was missing something.  Change is always hard and falling into the same old rut is easy to do for me.  My husband would agree that I like to start things but not necessarily see them through.  I needed something but I was unsure of what it was so I took it back to God in prayer.

Setting goals and figuring out my priorities has never been my strong suit!  I know that they are probably important but I would just made lists of what I needed to do or what I was going to accomplish and try to cross them off.  Simple, right? Easy, right?  WRONG!!!  My intentions were good but I had no plan for action and follow through.

SMART Goals

As I was reading my emails one morning about a week ago I came across something interesting.  I clicked on the link and to my surprise was a FREE 14 day course on how to Make Over Your Mornings by one of my favorite blogging moms, Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom! Morning have always been one of my biggest challenges.  I don’t like mornings!  I LOVE sleep!  But, I also don’t like arguing with my family in the morning while trying to get everyone up and ready all while trying to take care of the things I need to right away.  This has just been a lose-lose situation and I really need to change this aspect of my life.  So you can imaging how excited I was to find this.  The best part is that each day of this course was not time consuming.  15 minutes each day.  “I can handle that,” I thought!

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Now I am on my way to better mornings which will improve my overall day (or that’s the plan anyway)!!  Finding this great resource from Money Saving Mom reminded me that I had purchased the book Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine. Isn’t it funny how things just come together when we put our trust in God.  He had given me all the resources that I needed little by little but I was not in the right place to put them all together until NOW!!  This book helps set priorities, write goals and make the changes needed to be productive during our day.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

So back to me not liking change.  I have come to realize that I don’t have to like things but I may have to change things in order to get a different outcome.  I need to revisit my priorities and figure out how to live a productive, purposeful life.  I have been letting life run me instead of me running my life!  This is not getting my anywhere and I need to do something different.  I believe that God has a very big plan for my life and I am now able to see that and I can put the puzzle together so I can see the big picture!

Think Big

My MONAT business has started out very good and I have made income but I realized that I need to really take on the leadership role and help those on my team and others reach their goals.  Many people join direct sales companies to meet a need and typically it is a financial need.  That was my initial reason for joining as well but I am beginning to see that there is so much more to it than just that.  I have always wanted to help others so why stop now.  I can become a strong leader and reach other to others to help them dream big and find the financial stability they are looking for.  I have been in many direct sales companies in the past but MONAT equips us in all the right ways with an amazing foundation! Read about why MONAT was launched here.  Our founder, Luis Urdaneta says, “To be truly successful, you need to invest in the success of those around you!”  I want to help others be successful, figure out what their dreams are and help them reach even bigger!!

Dream Big

In closing, I believe that I am in the right place at the right time (God’s time)!!  ARE YOU???

With some good old fashion hard work and dedication my life is going to change.  Who wants to change their life with me?  Let me help you find what you are longing for!

www.crystalstevenson.mymonat.com

God Bless, Crystal

Faith, Health & Wellness, MONAT, Other, Parenting

Life is Changing

Raising a family and being a responsible adult is HARD!!!  Trying to make the right decisions based on my faith and keeping our kids in line with our values is HARD!!  No one ever said, “Wow this adult thing and having a family is a piece of cake!!!” ever in the history of people!  Some days are much easier than others but the hard days or hard situation or seasons are a challenge.

I have talked a lot in the past about staying home with my kids and being about to teach them and have more time to do family things and instill my faith into my kiddos.  That has become my focus.  That is my goal. I went from full time to part time at my current job last summer then went back full time during tax season.  Tax season is over and I will be going back to part time within the next month!!  As excited as I am it is still part time which still limits how the days can go and the things we can do.  I am not complaining because that is what is going to work the best for our family at this time and what I believe God has in his plan for us.

You might remember a few months ago I posted about a new journey I started the end of February called MONAT!!  MONAT is a naturally based, anti-aging hair care company.  Let’s get back to using the things God gave us to use!!  I have been in direct sales on and off my who adult life and I can honestly say that I have NEVER found any company like MONAT!!  You are truly part of a family once you join even as a customer.  MONAT has a sister company that has been around for 16+ years and is still going strong.  Because of that MONAT was able to start completely debt free with zero overhead.

Wow!!!!  Do you know what that means?

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That means they have an amazing compensation plan for their Market Partners (Distributors)!!  Not only is it great but they throw out spectacular deals and extra cash earning opportunities all the time!!  Due to rules and regulations I am not able to share exactly what I have made with MONAT but I will tell you that going part time this summer will be very different than last summer and by different I mean much better and easier financially!!

Watch this quick MONAT Video!

MONAT has great family values and they want each and everyone one of us to succeed!!  I have never been able to make the kind of money I have made with MONAT in any other company.  I have a team of 15 right now and I just started the very end of February but didn’t really start working my business until the second week in March.  I think my favorite part of MONAT is that people can try it before they buy and there is a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!!!  Why not try the products!

A very unexpected blessing I have received since joining MONAT is the new twist it has created in my marriage!  As I said earlier, I have been in direct sales previously and my husband has never really been involved.  Not only does he love MONAT products for himself and our family, but he can see how it is blessing our family.  He knows how great the company is to us and he sees how excited and happy I am!  He sees the money I am making and the great leadership skills I am building.  He is more supportive than ever and it is improving our relationship.  We are kinda like business partners!  I just love what MONAT has done for my family. Oh and we all have great hair!!

I can see that MONAT is going to get very, very big and I am glad that I got in when I did.  This is a true ground floor opportunity and not only that but I am working toward Founder which will give me a part of the profit sharing!!  I am passionate about this company and helping people be able to reach their dreams no matter how big or small they are.  MONAT can get you there!!  Who wants to finally be able to go on that vacation you have been dreaming about or stay home with your family or pay off your debt?  I want to help you!!

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Contact me today to take your first step to financial freedom!!!

crystalstevenson.mymonat.com

rcworkshop2012@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/crystalstevensonmonat

God Bless

Crystal

Faith, Other, Parenting

Day 27: Reading the Word

Day 27 of 31 days of Consistency & Children

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There is one area that I am not consistent with my children on and pray that I can be.

Reading God’s Word is a passion that I have recently found.  I find deep peace in reading the Bible.  I am not consistent in reading each day but I am working on that.  I long to read from the Bible each day to my children as well.  I want them to hear God’s word and to want them to read the Bible for themselves as well.

Each one of my children has their own Bible (well my 5 year old will have his own on Christmas).  My 3 year old has a childrens Bible and we have numerous Bible stories.  I feel it is very important for them to have their own Bible so they can read it, make notes in it, and whatever else they choose to do.

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I pray that God can help me teach my children his word and that I can carve out the time to do so.  I don’t really have a good method or plan to reading it myself and I would really like insight on a good reading plan.  I would love to read the Bible in a year but I am much more passionate about reading it daily for myself and reading it daily to my children.  I welcome any ideas or suggestions.

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Thank you in advance!

God Bless,

Crystal