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Dec 292016
 

If you’re doing the work, but not seeing the results you think you should, don’t give up doing the work. Your time will come. You are still successful. Sometimes the timing isn’t exactly right, but it will be if you don’t give up.

Take a sneak peek into the goals, habits and attitudes of people who get the results you would like to see for yourself. Likely you will find there are certain activities they do every day, even though their preferences may differ.Confidence and contentment increase our enjoyment of life — our home business (from the luxury of our own homes, I might add) life and our personal life. They expand what we perceive is available to us.

You can change your comfort zone when your ‘why’ is big enough. Keep in mind ‘why’ you are doing what you are doing.

The road to reaching your goals may not be an easy one, especially if it’s the road less traveled. Keep re-evaluating your goals and your path to make sure you are still on the right road.

“When you have success from stepping out of your comfort zone, that’s when you realize you can keep doing it.” — Julie Smith

Make your life the best it can be. Write down your goals. Get to work. Don’t procrastinate.

There is an old proverb that says that those who want to build a house count the cost first. That’s part of what making goals does for us. It helps us design the plan.

 Posted by on December 29, 2016 at 11:38 am
Dec 282016
 

 

Pretty normal bathroom. Looks clean.

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Coughing, and just used facilities, and didn’t wash hands!

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Germs are everywhere!

For those times when you need a hand sanitizer (during cold and flu season, touching doors, handles, stair rails, shaking hands), rely on a high quality hand sanitizer to free your hands of 99.99% of germs.  Use one with naturally derived alcohol and tea tree oil to instantly clean hands without water.

For more information, you can contact me at marthapmintl@gmail.com, or call me at 602-243-5642 (Phoenix) or 505-750-7847 (cell).

 

 Posted by on December 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm
Dec 122016
 

Make your life the best it can be. Write down your goals. Get to work. Don’t procrastinate.

There is an old proverb that says that those who want to build a house count the cost first. That’s part of what making goals does for us. It helps us design the plan.

 Let’s learn to be happy for the good things in our lives.

Re-post from 2014. :)

Help others. Repeat.

I posted this on May 27, 2014. :)

 Build the new.
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From www.IntelligenceForYourLife.com

May 25 ·

All it takes to improve your relationship is 3 seconds!
Just notice one sweet thing your partner does each day.
According to a study from the University of North Carolina, the more often you feel gratitude toward your partner, the stronger your relationship will be.

 There is a lot that I can’t do if I over do, so I work to keep things in balance for me. That’s why I love what I do. <3

Get balanced and stay balanced.

 In our businesses that we are building from the luxury of our own homes, we communicate with many people — our customers, team members, potential customers, even family members and friends. Keep communication clear and kind.
 A delicious cup of hazelnut decaf at just the right time after a busy weekend can work wonders and help me get settled for another exciting day! #gettingsettled
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May 23 ·

“…, evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses and just concentrate on making yourself the best you can be.” — Brad Schoenfeld, Look Great Sleeveless

When we are working on making OURSELVES the best we can be, then we are not comparing ourselves with others. We all have the potential and ability to shine within our own limitations, in our home businesses, with our teams, in our families and among our friends. In not comparing ourselves, it also helps us to appreciate the best in others.

 May 22 ·

“We often use generalities when we speak. Although our statements are clear to us, listeners may interpret something quite different. If you want to make an important point, take the time to say precisely what you mean.” … Asking “What are you angry about?”, instead of, “Are you angry with me?”, … “implies that you have already decided how your partner feels.” — 20 Communication Tips for Couples

You know what I’m going to say — this applies in business and on our teams as well as in our families. Let’s be clear when we are speaking. The results are so much better.

 May 21 ·

Every new day brings new possibilities and opportunities for something new. Don’t let today go by without taking advantage of one of them. Stretch your limits a little today. It’s a great way to cope with stress. #stretchyourlimits

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“Often people ‘nag’ about what they don’t like or don’t want, and yet they fail to tell their mate what they do want.” — 20 Communication Tips for Couples

What does this have to do with business? We find that people complain (team mates, work mates) about what they aren’t doing themselves, and fail to communicate their wants and needs. Before we complain, lets check ourselves first. Secondly, lets communicate clearly what we want and what we need from each other, and talk to the right people to get what we need.

 Posted by on December 12, 2016 at 7:27 am
Nov 292016
 

Although this article is a few years old, I felt it was worth sharing.  mlr

 

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Personal care products, especially those used by baby, should be chosen with caution. You would think we could trust the safety of products labeled for baby-use, but alas, that is not the case. The New York Times recently covered the announcement by Johnson & Johnson to remove potentially harmful chemicals, such as formaldehyde, from their baby products by the end of next year.

 

Another group of scary chemicals that have been found in baby products are phthalates. Scientists are making connections between exposure to phthalates and hormone related diseases, such as diabetes and thyroid disease. Medical News Today published an article about a study by US researchers that found phthalates in the urine of babies that used baby shampoo, baby powder, and baby lotion.

 

Phthalates are hormone disrupters and seem to especially affect male development. Products that contain phthalates are not easy to identify. They are often added as a component of fragrance, or added to plastics to make them more flexible. Therefore, they are not required to be listed on ingredient labels.

 

A PubMed study found emerging evidence that phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA), another man-made chemical, may also have thyroid disrupting properties.

 

Even though phthalates may not be listed on labels, products with phthalates are commonly found in a variety of personal care products.Prevention Magazine describes how easy it is to be exposed to phthalates.

This article was published with permission.

If you would like help in finding non-toxic products for your baby, contact me, Martha L. Robards, at marthapmintl@gmail.com, or call me at 505-750-7847, or private message me on my Facebook business page, RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com.

Nov 162016
 

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Our bodies need calcium for nerve health, bone health, brain function, heart function and proper muscle contraction. Many of us though, do not get enough calcium from the foods we eat.
It is important to make sure you’re getting enough calcium daily, and to supplement your calcium intake each day.
Calcium has challenges because it’s difficult for the body to absorb without the hormone calcitriol created by Vitamin D3, and it remains in the bloodstream unless enough Vitamin K2 is present which activates proteins to direct calcium to bones and teeth. Therefore, it is also important to supplement with D3 and K2 to help our bodies absorb calcium in the right way.
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Take an inventory of what you eat daily and record your calcium intake. Supplement with a good, high quality, easily absorbed calcium product and Vitamin D3 and K2. Always check with your doctor too, to make sure what you are doing is in accord with your personal health care program. Make sure your medical providers know what you are taking.

Copyright © 2008-2016 Robards Healthy Lifestyles, Martha L. Robards

 

 Posted by on November 16, 2016 at 7:55 am
Oct 242016
 

I got permission from my friend, Michelle, to re-post this Facebook post she did Sunday because I think the message is so important.

 

Last night my 7 yr old son asks if we could watch a movie the whole family together. I said yes. When we got settled I was messaging a friend of mine planning an activity for the kids today. He says “mom, no phones”. Lol. I asked why. He says it’s because we’re at the movies. I love it.

Business owners or not, when we have children, let’s make sure that we make sure we’re present with them. Now the 1000th time they watch a kids show, I might just go do dishes. Lol. But we always need to set aside moments for them, no distractions.

Technology being available to us literally any second has become a blessing and a curse. I can work anywhere as long as there’s signal. Also it can be a block from the children getting attention. I am guilty of the infinite multitasking that we all do.

I will always strive to do, be, show, educate and love my children even more than I was. I think that’s every good parents goal. I just can’t ever let my reason for living and trying become my excuse for not being there.

I hope you enjoy today, your present, with those who matter to you. Happy Sunday

 Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm
Oct 242016
 

“Lavender has the ability to enhance the action of other oils when it is used in blends. Lavender is a sedative, Peppermint a stimulant and many commercial headache remedies combine a stimulant with one or more analgesics. This is because many of the painkilling drugs have a slightly sedative and sometimes even a depressant effect, and the stimulant is included to counteract this. By using Lavender and Peppermint, a similar effect is produced without the dangers inherent in synthetic drugs.” – From Aromatherapy An A-A, by Patricia Davis

 Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 3:42 pm
Sep 212016
 

Health and wellness covers so many areas. Many of the areas have to do with how we react to other people, which involves our mental and emotional health.

If you teach and coach people (which really we’re all doing all the time if we have children and grandchildren, or mentees at work), remember what you believe in is what they believe is possible.  Work on balance and deliberate practice.  Think of perspective.  Sometimes we have to change ours.

For those of us who run businesses from the luxury of our own homes, a balanced perspective is very important.

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 Posted by on September 21, 2016 at 6:40 am
Jul 312016
 

 

Every new day brings new possibilities and opportunities for something new. Don’t let today go by without taking advantage of one of them. Stretch your limits a little today. It’s a great way to cope with stress.

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“Often people ‘nag’ about what they don’t like or don’t want, and yet they fail to tell their mate what they do want.” — 20 Communication Tips for Couples

What does this have to do with business? We find that people complain (team mates, work mates) about what they aren’t doing themselves, and fail to communicate their wants and needs. Before we complain, lets check ourselves first. Secondly, lets communicate clearly what we want and what we need from each other, and talk to the right people to get what we need.

One way to handle stress is to not know all the answers.

 

Learn to love the monotony. It’s the monotony of some of the everyday activities that help us grow. There are everyday activities that all of us would rather not do, but need to be done. Just do them. Whistle while you work

 

Attitude is contagious – positive and negative.

 

We all need to develop our emotional intelligence when it comes to our home business, but this applies in personal life as well. We need to take responsibility for the personal activities that will make our business grow, improve our health, help our finances, help us be more disciplined. Assigning blame to others doesn’t help us.

*** ——-> her fault <——– his fault ———–> their fault <——— not me ***

Always remember that our present situation is not our future. The best is yet to come.

 

If you are having a particularly hard time right now with something or going through something very difficult, always do what’s right, no matter what. You will get through it and you will come out stronger. This applies to home business and personal life. It can be a situation with money, work, health, family. Don’t quit trying. You can make it through even seemingly impossible circumstances.

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Many people get used to handling the emergency rather than the plan. Don’t do that.
 Posted by on July 31, 2016 at 3:57 pm