Carol Collett

Life as I know it

My It Works Update

I’ll be honest. My It Works business is not going at all as planned. I love the products I’m using. I’m super excited about them. But I have get to sign one loyal customer.๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m not sure what else to do? Okay, that’s a lie. There are several things I have not tried in order to share these great products with others. I’m just feeling sorry for myself.

One thing I’m thinking about doing is just going to Panera for a couple of hours after announcing it on social media. Just tell folks I’m there in case they have questions. I could maybe hand out some blitz cards while I do that.

Anyway, I’m a little discouraged, but I’m not giving up!

Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are

Blogging seems to be my nemesis. Not sure why. But I’m picking back up where I left off.

Just wish I could do that with the story I was working on in July. Frankly, it’s a mess. Really. A hot, stinking mess. I don’t even want to look at the file, let alone open it. So I haven’t opened it. Since July.

Sigh.

But here I am. Starting right where I sit.

My Exciting New It Works Adventure

fb-byb-re-dream your lifeA week ago today I stepped out in faith into a new business-I signed up with It Works Globalย as a distributor because of my experience with their facial cleanser. I’ve since tried several other It Works products and remain impressed with them.

Before I started this business, Daniel and I talked, I prayed, I researched. But my decision hinged on two factors. First, my why. Next, my personal experience with one of the company’s products.

My Why

Traditional healthcare in this country really isn’t about healthcare. It’s about diagnosing and treating disease. Change is coming, but it’s slow. My personal passion for healthcare looks different. My dream is to help people reach their highest level of health and well-being possible so they can live life with exuberance and vitality. That’s where I got the name of my personal business page within the It Works company-lifeNhealth-there is life in health.

Within this company, I can start to do that. It Works products can help folks to look and feel their best. I can point people to products that will help them on their road to feeling good as they add the products to a healthy lifestyle.

Personal Experience

I have rosacea. I’ve tried multiple prescription products with less than positive results. I have a post from last year about trying Soolantra cream that was prescribed by my dermatologist. I used it faithfully for 6 weeks even though the active ingredient is ivermectin-the same active ingredient in my dogs’ heartworm preventative. My face actually looked and felt worse. So much so that I did not do a follow up post.

After consulting with an It Works distributor, I agreed to try the company’s facial cleanser. Within six days my face felt so much better. As in better than my skin has felt in years. I still have redness. I always will. There is no cure for rosacea. But I have much less sensation of burning and stinging. My face is less oily. My skin tone is more even. Daniel even noticed my face looked more even toned and felt softer and smoother.

I’m planning an entire post about my experience with the skincare line so stay tuned for that.

Joined the Party

There are other reasons I joined It Works. We need a way to get out of debt. It Works leaders are running the company free of debt. One of the company’s missions is to help the distributors live debt free. It Works gives back. Their products are natural, botanical, free from animal testing.

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If you have questions, please contact me at carol.lifeNhealth@gmail.com. I will check comments here, but to ensure you reach me, email is best. I’d love to share my experience with you. I’d love to try to help you find a product you will be so excited about you will share with others. Do you need a way to make some extra money for your family, but want to work with a family and team you can trust and believe in? Email me.

It Works! Cleanser Update

Wow! I’m so impressed with the facial cleanser from It Works! My face hasn’t felt this good in years. This product works so much better for me than the prescription creams and gels I was using. Can’t wait to try RepairAge night cream in this line.

Check out my progress in the photos below. I’m not a photographer-not at all. The lighting is a little bit different in the photos, but not enough to account for the difference in how my skin looks. And has nothing to do with how it feels.

imageI’m so happy! Can’t wait to compare after a month. If you want more info, let me know. I’d be happy to tell you how to purchase this product for yourself.

What new product are you excited about right now?

Sunday Round Up

Ah…Sunday morning. Coffee. Hubby making pancakes. Sunlight shimmering through the window. Does it get better?

Kind of, okay, really, fell off the wagon with my daily yoga practice. But getting back on that today. My back is really tight after working hard around the house yesterday.

It Works cleanser…LOVE the stuff!! Will post a more detailed review on Wednesday. With pictures.๐Ÿ™‚

On the exciting news front, I’ve joined It Works as a distributor. Excited, and scared, about the opportunity to not only build something positive for Daniel and me, but to help people reach a higher level of health. More on that to come.

Happy Sunday!!

Fab Friday

Changing it up a bit from Friday Favorites to Fab Friday. Why? Just feels right.

Bought the Simplify and Intentional Life Planner downloads from Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog.ย She does amazing printables. While she offers many printables for free on her site, she does do some paid downloads a couple of times per year.

I’m working on goals, and how to get to where I want to be in ten years (or less). I don’t want to be at retirement age with no way to retire. Honestly, I’d like to retire from traditional healthcare early and enjoy life for a while.

So check out Abby’s blog. Check out her printables. See what you think.

How are you staying on track with your goals? Do you write them down with detailed plans? Do you have a vision board? What’s your scheme?

A New Journey

Okay, so this is not quite as grandiose as the title makes it sound-I totally stink at titles. But it is new, for me. And, it is kind of a journey.

And, y’all, I’m excited!!

I’ve been talking with a woman on Instagram for a few months about It Works products. During this time I’ve been researching now and then. Several It Works distributors market on Instagram. Some of them are a little pushy. The person I’ve been talking with is not at all pushy.

Fast forward to last week. I decided to try one of the skin care products. After talking with my online friend, I decided to start with the cleanser.

She also recommended Greens which I have ordered, but not received yet.

Monday I received the cleanser.

First, it’s a huge tube compared to some other skin care lines. Honestly, that surprised me. My second surprise? The tiny amount it takes to lather up and wash my face. Seriously, a pea sized dollop is all it takes.

But the biggest surprise is that after only two uses my skin felt smoother, more moist, but less oily.

I hesitated trying it for so long because I have rosacea, and with that, very sensitive skin. But, so far, I haven’t experienced any burning or redness from the cleanser. So far, I’m very happy with the product.

I did take a “before” photo, but I’m not going to share it yet. I plan to take a new photo every week to track my progress. I will eventually share the photos.

I’ll update next week.

Friday Favorites

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I love working with and training dogs. But the past year and a half I haven’t worked with ours much. It’s showing. Sometimes things in life require attention, and that’s been the case for me. But now that life is normal and okay and good, it’s time to get back to working with the dogs.

What I think I love most about working with dogs is the relationship, the teamwork. Just think about it-another species of intelligent animal wants to engage with humans in work and play. Blows me away!

I also love watching dogs figure things out. I particularly love scent detection work. Watching a dog find scent, then follow it to source, then tell his handler, “Hey, it’s here. It’s right here” fills me with wonder every time.

Below is a video of one of my favorites of Jack’s searches from Nose Work class from May 2013. This was a tough hide, but he worked hard, never gave up, and found source.

Playing Catch Up

This seems to be a week of playing catch up. I’m totally off schedule with my blog posts. Feel like I’m way behind on sleep. Can’t keep straight in my brain even what day of the week it is. Sometimes life just gets too busy, and I totally let myself get sucked under. 

So I’m going to spend the rest of the week trying to practice mindfulness, to be present in each moment, to explore what each moment teaches me. 

Right now I’m on the Music City Star train on the way home from work. The gentle sway and rhythmic clickety-clack of the wheels on the track are soothing after a long day in the clinic. 

How do you make yourself slow down when you get caught up in the busyness of every day life?

Fifteen for Thirty Yoga Challenge

Starting today, I’m challenging myself to practice 15 minutes of yoga every day for 30 consecutive days. Besides the physical benefits, I need the prayer and meditation time. Call me nuts, you won’t be the first, but my lack of attention to my physical health has negatively impacted my spiritual health. I think ย it all goes back to self care and treating the body as a temple.

So, anyone want to join me? #15for30

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