Learn the Secrets to Beautiful Skin

Are there secrets to beautiful skin? Some might think so. It all depends on which part of the world you are from, each region has its own idea about how to achieve and maintain beautiful skin. In some parts of the world it is believed that there are special foods you can eat that will nourish your skin making it beautiful. I am sure that is true; however let’s see if we can put together a list of what will give you beautiful skin.

The best looking skin is free from wrinkles, fine lines, do not sag and is evenly toned. It is neither dry nor oily but has balanced moisture giving it a creamy appearance without blemishes or blackheads.

The most common thing most people do to achieve beautiful skin is to use cosmetic products for younger looking skin, however if you truly want to know what the real secret is then you should be told that is nourishing your skin from deep within.

To achieve this you must provide your skin with substances it needs to provide support and keep its structural fibers intact. Skin also needs vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to keep it healthy and beautiful.

Exercise is also another important factor of obtaining beautiful skin. Omega 3 fatty acids has been shown to remarkably change the the appearance of your skin. Fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidant properties are necessary. Including foods such as tuna, salmon mackerel, broccoli, carrots, asparagus and other vegetables will help to keep your skin healthy.

You also need substances such as amino acids that are necessary to build collagen, hyaluronic acid, keratin and elastin. These four substances must be present to have healthy skin. They help to reduce the appearance of your wrinkles and smooth out the fine lines. They also add firmness and elasticity to your skin making it younger looking.

A substance known as Phytessence Wakame has been scientifically proven to nourish the skin as it acts as a powerful antioxidant. It is known to be the best preserver of the skin and it is grown and eaten in Japan for its health-giving properties.

Avocado oil is one of the most natural moisturizers you could find in any cosmetic product it helps to nourish the skin and penetrates deep down through the many layers of the skin nourishing it and giving it the boost it needs to get rid of the wrinkles. It is natural and extracted from one of nature’s finest plants.

Collagen and elastin is what gives skin its firmness and elastin, however, sadly as you age your body produces such a small amount of these two proteins your skin begin to lose its beauty. Stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to the level it was when you were younger is one of the best ways to achieve beautiful skin.

Learning the secrets to beautiful skin is not too difficult, just look for natural creams and lotions that contain some or all of the above listed ingredients, eat right, exercise, stay out of the sun and you will finally have the skin of your dreams.

Your 50 – Part 2 – The Keys to Starting Your Own Business Now!

In part 1 of this article series we met 3 individuals with unique backgrounds that left corporate and forged their own way. Here we illustrate 2 addition stories along with important strategies and tactics you need s you go forward in your own business. This journey of starting your own business is not for the faint of heart, but the success you will find will be life-changing.

Here is what you will learn:
1. Franchising is a good option for a business.
2. Doing your own business is very rewarding.
3. How coaching is vital to making your business a success.

First Entrepreneur

Our first entrepreneur, was a successful high-level executive first at Ford and then at Terex, a firm focused on lifting and material processing products (e.g. cranes), with all the associated perks and incentives. Meet Pete Gilfillan. He had the good life and no reason to change until one day…

Alan: I saw that your main business is helping people evaluate franchises (FranChoice). How did you get started in your own business? What triggered that decision?

Pete: I was a corporate executive, first with Ford and later with Terex and they literally owned my life. I was traveling all the time. I just decided one day I had had enough and I would be an entrepreneur.

Alan: Tell me more about what happened when you decided to leave corporate life.

Pete: In my last position, I was with Terex. I live in Chicago, but the Terex is headquartered in Connecticut and I was on the road 6 days a week and much of the travel was international. With all the travel I didn’t eat right, didn’t exercise and frankly I was miserable. I was in another country and I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t remember what country I was in. I realized then I had had enough. When I got back to Chicago, I told my wife about the decision. At first my wife wasn’t keen on the idea of my leaving corporate. She saw the practical side of staying in corporate (financial security), but I knew I needed to make a change. I quit my job and I started working with a franchise consultant in order to find a franchise. After a few months we found Junk King and saw that it was be a good fit. I liked that it was a service based business and could be scaled up; such as adding trucks as the business grew and it had little overhead. Later, I started to work with FranChoice, where today I’m one of the top franchise consultants. I really like the way their business model works. There is no cost to individuals (companies pay FranChoice) and it gives me the opportunity to do what I love most, which is to help people find the business that meets their needs.

Alan: That’s great. You are able to do what you love. Let’s change gears for a minute. I saw that you wrote a best-selling book. Writing a book is a big step. How did you come up with the idea for your book?

Writing is a key way to demonstrate your expertise and build your business

Pete: Darren Hardy, who is pretty well known in the entrepreneur circles, is my mentor. I went to his High Performance Summit and Darren said one of the best ways to give back is through writing a book. Since I have a lot of knowledge about the franchise business, doing a book on it was a good fit.

Alan: How did you find the time to write?

Pete: There is many ways to write a book. I found a company that would write the actual words while I talked. I would put together an outline for each chapter and talk for a couple of hours with the writers. We would meet for 2 hours a week, either early morning or late at night. After a draft of the book was created, I had someone edit the book. Even then it took a year and a half to complete the book.

Alan: How did you go about publishing it?

Pete: I was able to find a publishing company through my business coach.

Alan: It had to be daunting to start your own business after being in corporate. What is one thing you wish you knew before you started your own business?

Pete: If I could have been able to keep my corporate job and invested in franchise and then make the leap instead of going in cold to my own business, it would have saved me a lot of angst. I may have done something different than Junk King. I could have started a franchise on a part-time basis, say 15 hours week. With Junk King there was no way to do it on a part-time basis.

Alan: What’s next for you?

Pete: Speaking engagements, so I can reach more people and continue to work with ExecuNet, which is a private community made up of over 750,000 CEOs, VPs and various leaders and influencers.

Alan: Any final words?

Pete: I would say that for franchising, people need to have an open mind. When people ask me about franchising, they have already made up their mind that it would be food (McDonalds, etc.) They have that in mind because they see a lot of people eating at those restaurants so they assume it is a good business to get into. I help them understand that the food business is very competitive; has high capital investment and a high cost of goods sold (the food). There are over 3000 franchises in every conceivable business that may fit their needs. It doesn’t have to be food.
But regardless of what business you go in, whether it is a franchise or not, you need to work hard. There is no substitute for hard work.

Alan: Good words to live by. Thanks for your time.

Second Entrepreneur

Our second entrepreneur was a successful telecom executive before going into his own business. He shares key ideas on making your business grow. Meet Rick Lochner.

Alan: How did you come to be an entrepreneur?

Rick: I’ve known for some time that I wanted to be in my own business and that it would be in the leadership area. I worked with entrepreneurial company and it was sold 2 years after I started. I went to another company and 2 years later it was sold. The turmoil of being at companies that are going through turnarounds is very difficult for everyone involved. It is very long hours, great stress and often the rewards of that hard work just aren’t there. I’ve been laid off 4 times in my career so I knew corporate has no security. I even negotiated my severance package before I went to work a healthcare company.

Alan: How exactly did going into your own business occur?

Rick: My wife and I were having brunch with a couple and we talked about how it would be great to start business and details on what that business would look like when it started in a few years. At the end of the meal, I said, “Why are we waiting; let’s do it!” It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Alan: What do you like best about being an entrepreneur?

Rick: The best thing is I get to do what I love. In corporate, there were many things I had to do that I really didn’t enjoy. Being an entrepreneur, being in my own business, enables me to live with purpose and that is very meaningful to me.

Alan: Is there anything you would do differently now if you were just starting your business?

Rick: I would have pursued the non-profit market right away. I didn’t because people told me there is no money in that business, but that is not true. That market needs to be approached differently than for-profit but they need my services just as much. Now non-profit is 25% of my business. But you asked if I would have done anything differently and the answer is no. The business strategy worked and I would have approached starting the business the same way.

Alan: What challenges did you have starting out?

Rick: I started the business in July 2008. The US was already in a recession and financial markets were in turmoil and little did I know things in the business world were about to get a lot worse. I had worked in telecom for many years as an executive and I had been quite successful. I had a load of contacts at my previous company, Sprint; there were many people that knew me well and respected me but I was not able to get business from them. They still saw me as a telecom executive and not as knowledgeable in leadership development, even though I had been developing leaders at Sprint. I had traveled a lot during me years in corporate and my connections in Chicago were no better than in Atlanta or any other U.S. city. I knew I needed to develop roots in the local community. I joined Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and started to created circles of influence. In time the contacts I made developed into connections for the business. It wasn’t easy, but I went all in; 100% to make the business work.

Why having a part-time business is so important

Alan: What advice would you give to someone that is climbing the corporate ladder?

Rick: Every corporate employee should have a part time gig to provide a bridge to go into business for themselves or just to have a secondary income source. I started teaching leadership at Keller School of Business in 2004. Teaching helped in the 8 months transition to my business full-time. It provided income after getting laid-off; making it easier to focus on the growth of the business and not where the next paycheck was coming from.

Alan: What has been the biggest challenge in your learning curve as an entrepreneur?

Rick: Marketing was new to me; I had not worked in that area. So I put together my business plan and my marketing plan and discussed it in detail with my two mastermind groups. They both said the business plan was great and was going to work but the marketing plan was not good. So I was tutored in marketing from people that were 20 years younger than me and their advice was spot on. This taught me a couple of valuable things. 1) You have to know what you are good at and what you are not good at and find experts in the areas that you are not good. 2) Spend a lot of time with people 20s to early 40s in order to gain insights on trends.

Alan: What additional advice would you give to someone that was looking to start their own business?

Rick: Know what problem you are trying to solve and position yourself so that is clear that you are the only one that can solve it. Too many people get hung up on their product or service and less focused on the problem to be solved. If you are going to go for it, then you really have to go for it. At the core, you have to know how to solve the problem in a unique way.

Alan: How did your writing a book come about?

Rick: The business model I developed has been a work in progress since 1999. I used that model to align the business at every organization I led as an executive. Often we try to fix a problem in an isolated way which doesn’t work. The process may not be broken; it may be the people, so you need a holistic approach. I wrote the first book in 2012 to complete my initial business strategy and a book does that. I was advised by a couple of authors and self-published it. I needed to promote the business alignment method and the book helps clarify the model as well as promote the business. I asked clients what is perfect length for a book and they said a Chicago to Los Angeles flight, which is about 4 ½ hours.

Alan: You’ve actually published multiple books. How did you come with your ideas?

Rick: The second book was to help the individual leader and the third book was for the entrepreneurs. I write books that apply to the business areas I work in.

Alan: How do you find the time to write?

Rick: The secret to success is having a coach. I’ve had 3 accountability coaches so far and each one helped me in a different way. When I first started the business, I needed an accountability coach; someone that would keep me accountable and keep me encouraged. She was the type of person I needed at that time. Keep in mind, I was starting this business during the depths of the Great Recession and needed that support. The second coach helped me write the books, not from the standpoint that he had ideas for the book, but he was able to get me moving along on the development of the book. I actually wrote the first book while my wife was driving during vacation because I was on a self-imposed deadline and needed to get it done. The third coach has helped me grow the business and take it took another level. If I would have had her in the beginning, it would not have worked well. Now that the business is growing and I am at a different place in my thinking and my business, she is exactly what I need.

Are You Winging It In Your Business?

Are you so busy that you feel like you’ve fallen off track?

Are your deadlines more like suggestions?

Do you feel like your business is struggling, has lost its focus, or is out of control?

Do you feel like you have no control over what happens day-to-day?

If so, you just might be winging it in your business.

If you feel like that proverbial chicken with its head cut off, you’re not working according to your plans and goals. You might be extremely busy, but are you productive? The two are not the same. Being busy may mean you’re simply going with the flow and doing what you need to at the moment to keep the business going.

Again, you’re winging it. You’re flying by the seat of your pants and don’t have the focus or the control you need to keep your business on goal. When you’re not in control, you’re not productive.

And if you, the CEO and Visionary, aren’t being productive, your business is simply treading water and not growing.

When your time is focused primarily on daily tasks and busy work inside your business, you don’t have time or energy to create goals and plans to help make your business thrive. All you do is put out fires, and you don’t have time to train your team to avoid setting fires in the first place.

You’re winging it, not working it. You’re wasting precious time doing things someone else needs to be doing. You’re not delegating effectively (or at all), and you’re mistaking being busy for being productive.

At the end of the day, you’re not helping your business to profit because you’re stuck doing everything but high-level, revenue-producing activities.

This is not a judgment. I’ve seen this too many times with my clients, and in the past I did my share of winging it. I was so busy dealing with emergencies and distractions that I couldn’t focus on my real job in the business, the CEO role.

I didn’t see a way out. Maybe you can relate.

I’m happy to tell you today there IS a way out, and it’s simpler than you think.

I love to help my clients discover the difference between working ON their businesses and working IN them. When you work on your business, you do the tasks a CEO should be doing, such as building strategic business relationship, delivering and engaging with your clients, writing marketing materials, and planning and creating new products and services. You work on your vision and your big plans for the future.

That’s your role, not putting out fires, dealing with customer service, solving operational issues, managing day-to-day operations and marketing management, creating manuals and procedures, or paying the bills.

You need to delegate all those tasks and get back to what you do best: finding new ways to grow your business that serves the world.

However, no one teaches us how to delegate when we go into business. You need support in deciding what to keep and what to delegate.

You need someone to run the day-to-day operations of your business so you’re free to grow the business. You need someone to help you stop winging it and start working it.

It’s time to bring in an online business manager. Not getting this valuable support will stall your business and burn you out. An online business manager will produce far more value than he or she costs. The time and energy you’ll regain will pay for your Online Business Manager several times over.

You became a woman entrepreneur to share your ideas, have an impact in the world and create a living for you and you family. When you hire a virtual business manager for your 6-7 figure business, you’re able to breathe and use your energy to plan the future of your business. You can create goals and plot the course to reach them.

Not knowing how to delegate and spending time and energy on the wrong things are just two ways women entrepreneurs find themselves stuck in their businesses.

When you have a professional online business manager to lighten your load, you quickly become unstuck.

Brenda Violette is Founder and CEO of Violette Business Services, LLC, a business management company that partners with high level successful women business owners to grow their online business. Brenda helps her 6-7 figure clients step out of the daily grind of managing their business so that they can have the focus to create new revenue and enjoy more freedom in their business and lives.

Safe Auto Insurance Quote – How to Get the Best Deal

A safe auto insurance quote will differ from individual to individual simply because they fall into various brackets. The clients using the lowest calculated risk are charged the lowest yearly rates. Car insurance coverage businesses these days routinely pull your credit history and use your credit rating score and background as 1 element in setting rates. As we’ve discussed previously, your credit rating background impacts your finances in numerous ways and auto insurance coverage rates are a great instance on this.

Safe auto insurance quotes are determined per the age and driver’s expertise as well as the history for the person that’s looking for car insurance coverage. Young drivers, consequently, ought to climb their way up the economical premiums ladder by remaining with their parent’s coverage while they obtain that essential driver’s experience and track record. Auto insurers have to show that their insurance policy holders can take care of their responsibilities promptly, and with a great credit history rating you are able to vouch for one’s credit score worthiness to any car insurance provider. Car insurance policy providers use your credit rating report to help figure out the degree of associated risk you’re to them, plus they look at individuals having a greater credit rating score as much less of a risk. Sustaining a great credit rating report can consequently assist you to save your cash.

Auto insurance coverage prices can differ significantly from organization to organization, so lets make certain that we search all over for that greatest offer. Excellent car insurance coverage will supply you with healthcare protection to take care of any required personal injury medical care and rehabilitation expenses. Automobile insurance coverage premium offers are determined by numerous diverse aspects, as an instance: age, driving experience, marital standing, driver exposure, year and kind of car and so on.

Evaluate every safe automobile insurance quote to ones advantage so you will manage to obtain a provider that provides you with the most beneficial of client support, claim settlement plus an excellent saving on auto insurance coverage. But, this will only materialize for those who have carried out the groundwork and research correctly by utilizing on-line resources and means initially to evaluate a couple of free of charge auto insurance quotations and do not overlook your hometown auto insurance agent as well, keep in mind every state has it’s unique insurance coverage regulations and a hometown agent will know these, but get quotations from a number as not all hometown agents work with every one of the auto insurance providers.

If you’re heading on holiday to Mexico, evaluate auto insurance coverage rates prior to leaving – the rate for short-term insurance coverage for traveling abroad more than 1 weekend in Mexico is generally much less than $100 and might be less than $50 for just a two-day journey. The protection limitations ought to be the exact same as the coverage’s for the driver’s US coverage.

Individual Injuries Protection covers, inside the specified limitations, the health care, hospital and funeral expenditures of the insured, other people in his automobile and pedestrians struck by him.

Consumer advocates are stated to advise that even for those who have protection you really feel is equally dependable and inexpensive, it is the right strategy to compare once again for a safe auto insurance quote 2 times every 12 months. Although you might have grown accustomed to the provider you are with, you might be missing out on even much better premiums from a company that is just as, if not even much more dependable.

Evaluate safe auto insurance quotes for the most effective benefits to make sure that you simply are obtaining every thing which you possibly can with regards to protection, for its rate as there is often significant variations among insurers. We reside within a country that’s continually getting more and more costly; we now have to discover cost-effective options in order for us to thrive.

Doing Sports For Beautiful Skin

Sports provide a great deal of benefits for our bodies. For healthy, sporting activities became a mandatory thing to do. Exercise also often done to lose weight. It is also important, exercise is also beneficial for beauty. Positive impact of sports will be visible on your skin. Healthy skin and will certainly add fresh beauty.

Health and beauty skin are woman’s desires. Various beauty products used to make the skin healthy, beautiful and smooth. Some women deal with the beauty of her skin to look younger with makeup. In addition, healthy eating patterns also support the beauty and skin health. There is also the use of traditional methods for the beauty and skin beauty, such as using a chocolate or strawberry. However, from a variety of ways and methods to beautify the skin, do not forget to exercise. What are the benefits of exercise for your skin?

Help removing toxins and free radicals from the body.

Cigarette smoke, air pollution or chemicals in beauty products have a bad impact on our skin. Free radical damage because it can cause the skin so that wrinkles or spots. With exercise, there are toxins in our bodies can be issued. Good blood circulation causes the distribution of absorbed nutrients to the skin up and helps remove toxins in the skin.

Stimulates production of collagen.

Collagen is a filler material to skin cells that make skin supple and taut. With age, decreased collagen production and resulting in reduced skin becomes dry and wrinkled. Collagen production can be stimulated by regular exercise because the skin cells will get the distribution of oxygen and good nutrition so that the skin will shine and supple.

Prevent acne.

This is because exercise helps control the production of DHEA and DHT hormones that trigger acne. Another cause of acne is due to stress. We will produce stress hormones that trigger acne. However, studies show that most of the stress will be reduced if you exercise regularly so that the acne would not appear.

Reduce cellulite.

Cellulite is due to fibroblast interested fabric and form pockets of fat. Cellulite is generally in the buttocks, thighs, back or arms and make the skin resembles an orange peel. The presence of cellulite will interfere with your performance. When you exercise, your body undergo a process of formation and thus stretching the existing cellulite can be eliminated.

After learning that exercise is also beneficial for beauty, there is no excuse for not exercising today is not it?