Thursday, September 27, 2012

Internet Millionaire Wants To Coach YOU!

Well, those of you that know me, know that I am NOT that Internet Millionaire!  LOL  I am a wife, a mom of 5, a writer and craftpreneur.

But, I am working with an Internet Millionaire who is LOOKING FOR STUDENTS and has asked me to share the news with others.  So, here I am, sharing!

Have you ever heard of Russell Brunson?  He started out about 10 years ago with a potato gun.  Yes, a homemade potato gun.  That gadget turned a whole new page in his life as he began to learn Internet marketing and teaching others with killer content that most guru's refuse to share.  Now, he has his company name on a plane, has done an interview with Tony Robbins and the list of accolades goes on and on.

But, what impresses me most is not the airplane or the interviews, it is the fact that he actually cares about seeing others be successful and make money online.  And his company's mission is amazing. 

He says it's his mission and goal to:
  • 1st - help 100,000 people to make their first $100 online
  • 2nd - help 10,000 people to FINALLY fire their boss
  • 3rd - help 1,000 people make 6 figures a year
  • 4th - help 100 people become online millionaires
This is absolutely awesome! People are making money with this left and right
(I know, I've actually chatted with a bunch of them on Facebook)

And now, he's asked me and some of his other students to spread the word to others.  He wants to coach you this month, and get you to the $100 level... on his dime!

Isn’t that cool?

So you think it's too good to be true?  Let me tell you something about Russell, he under promises and OVER delivers EVERY SINGLE TIME HE SPEAKS.

And, he is coaching us for 30 days for ONE DOLLAR, yep $1!!

So, for the price of.... well, not much is a $1 anymore... LOL

Let's just say, it's a great deal, k?

Get started HERE


Joy Marino

PS:  I don't know how long the offer is open for.  I truly don't.   So, check it out today and see what it's all about!  Go to this LINK.

Friday, September 21, 2012

On a Personal Note...

I want to say Happy Birthday to my first born son, Robert. 


Today, he turns 21!  I haven't seen him in quite a few years, and I don't want to discuss that sad, long story here.  I just want to put it out there that I love him, I miss him and that I pray one day we will reconnect.  I also pray for his safety and for abundance and prosperity in his life.  I hold no grudge towards his paternal family.  I hope one day, I can share my side of this journey with him.

I love you Robert M. Centrella....

Rob Centrella
Photo I 'borrowed' from his FB profile before
he blocked me and then deleted the account.
One day, I hope he will meet his (half) siblings.  They've heard so much about him, but cannot remember him.   Well, he moved long before they were born.   But, the pictures I find, I share.  Most are baby and toddler photos.  I think they would be shocked to see him all grown up; as would I be.

Anyways, with hope...

Love Always and forever..NO MATTER WHAT....

Your Mom,


Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Page at

I am pretty excited to share the new page I have created. 

At the top of this blog, you will see tabs.  Those are my pages.  As you may already know, I have a wide variety of interests.  And, as time goes by friends, family and associates ask ME questions.  I began to notice a trend.  I was getting a LOT of pet questions recently.

I decided to apply for an "expert" position online answering common pet questions.  I am still waiting for approval on my application.   However, in the mean time, I thought, "why not create my own blog to help others with their questions?"  I tend to shy away from being called an "expert" simply because  I don't know everything...although I doubt any experts do.  But, I also didn't want to let anyone down.

Well, I am open to offering advice, based on my experience.  I can deal with that.  And, yes, there is a huge disclaimer and warning on the blog.  Using an online resource can lead to problems.  It is important to know when to go to a professional; ANY time you have a doubt/hesitation or that small voice in your head says "this is an emergency"... then GO.

In fact, at one practice I worked at, we despised "Dr. Google" as it was nicknamed in our office.  You know, how we humans google our symptoms, treatments and other info?  It is a great resource to see what potential problems we may be facing, but when you go in to your doctor or veterinarian, just don't tell them you know better than they do (because you found it on the internet).  It slaps them in the face and makes them feel like the 8-12 years of schooling the endured, was for nothing.  ;)

Okay, so the tab up top will take you to my Vet Tech Answers page.  There I will post information, answer questions and share resources.   Like I said, I don't know everything. However, I love to research and can find you a 1/2 dozen articles in an hour, that will give you more specific information.  I don't mind doing that at all, because I know that in the end, your pet is loved and deserves the best!

I will also occasionaly share resources that may offer me a small compensation for sending you their way.  And, there may be ads on this page from time to time.  I don't ask money from you, I just ask that you allow me to share some resources and allow that company to pay me for my efforts.  This is a free blog and I am giving my time willingly, so I hope you won't be offended or deny me a couple bucks for giving advice.  :) 

So, go on over and check out the blogSubscribe to it by filling out your email in the box near the upper right hand corner.  This way, you get alerts to posts specifically about Pets.  Or, just bookmark it and come back to it whenever you like.  If you like it, please share with your connections on Google +, Twitter and Facebook.  And, of course, if you have any questions, just click on the "Ask the Vet Tech" page and leave your question in the comment area available there.

Thank you for your love and support!



Friday, September 14, 2012

Empower Network Didn't Work For You?

In the latter part of 2011, I joined Empower Network.  A platform that utilizes blogging and community to help people generate tons of leads and traffic to their primary business, all while providing the ability to earn 100% commissions on referrals brought on to the team.

I really enjoyed being with  Empower Network.   And, just as a disclaimer, this post is in NO way a "dig" or "slam" against the company or it's community in any way.  I learned a LOT being a member and participating on training calls and utilizing the tons of information in the back office.  And, I am still friends with MANY awesome people that I met through EN.  However, I did feel like a small fish in an ocean of greater fish; the types of people that just seem to be successful at everything they do.  Yet, for me, having not been successful in most things I've tried, I found it hard to continue to encourage others to join me. I want to be crystal clear and totally upfront; it was me that had the problem, not the company or leaders.  I am smart enough to know when it's me...and when it's not.  ;)

Anyway, if you don't know much about Empower Network, the basic concept is, without a doubt, phenomenal.  You blog daily, about whatever floats your boat and you share your posts.  Your blog attracts leads, which you share EN with them.  Once they join, you have the option to share your primary business with them as well, if they do not have one already.  It's basically a funded proposal, using blogging.   And, for many people it was the first time they ever made money blogging, in their primary business OR online at all.

However, the members that joined me shortly dropped off, one by one.  For the most part, they were people who HATED BLOGGING in the first place.  Now, I love to blog, but I find sitting down and typing daily can be a challenge.  As you've probably noticed on my own blog, I don't post for days, and then I post a LOT in a short span.  Consistency is very important with the Empower Network blogs.   So, if a member hates to blog, it becomes a chore and that means they are not going to stick with it.  I totally get that.

What I have noticed is that many people that did not stay with Empower Network left because of 3 main reason (but I am sure there are others):  the learning curve was way too much for them, they hated blogging and/or they couldn't bring in members and maintain their own operating costs.  And, again, I could relate.  I left Empower Network after my last member left.  I was not financially positioned to continue the path I was on.

This post isn't about Empower Network nearly as much as it is about YOU. 

If you are struggling in your business and want

  • to generate leads
  • LOVE the idea of 100% commissions
  • you don't want to blog
  • desire a step-by-step...KEEP IT SIMPLE marketing system
...then, I'd like to extend an invitation to you.  I can share a system with you that offers a free 14-day trial.  During this trial you have FULL access to everything in the back office.  You can look at what you want and take copious notes, IMPLEMENT what you are learning and see if it is a fit for you.  If not, no big deal, just cancel the trial and you will never be charged anything.

So here is my invitation to you....

Send me an email by clicking here.  A new window will open.  Just let me know that you want more information about the system I just mentioned.  It does NOT interefere with whatever you are currently promoting AND it can be used to build up your current business.  You don't have to tell me what went wrong with Empower Network (it's none of my business) and please... do NOT bad mouth the company.  I am not looking for people that want to point fingers, blame others or cannot take responsibility for their own lack of success.  We will be working together, so please keep that in mind before emailing me.  Thanks!

So that's what I have for you today.  If what you are doing right now is not working for you, please consider my invitation.  Send me that email and just grab your free trial today.  Nothing to lose and no obligation to purchase anything.

And, be ready for some FUN!  We are having a blast.   Our leaders are putting together videos and we have a Secret Group on facebook where ALL questions are posted and the community answers.  No overloading or bombarding sponsors with the tons of questions.  It is really going amazingly AND very exciting, but NOT in that hype-y way.

Anyway, email me :)

Joy M.

PS:  You will not see this system being posted online much, if at all.  You have to be INVITED and, you have to communicate with others.  We DO use the internet, but we build relationships, not spam or hide behind fake accounts, images or names.  LOVE IT!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My First Bracelet Giveaway!

I am so excited to be doing my very first bracelet giveaway. 

Just click on the "Hand-Crafted Jewelry" tab above to go get the scoop on this exciting event.  And, please share the giveaway with your friends, family, Twitterers, Facebook friends, G+ friends...any one you think may want in on a free bracelet!  To make it easier, there are tabs above this post to send  by email, to tweet, to recommend on Google + or share on Facebook.  :)

All of the rules are there, in case you want to know.  The giveaway officially starts TONIGHT (Sept.14th) at midnight and runs until the end of the month.

All you have to do is FOLLOW my BraceletsByJoy blog by submitting your email in the box, in the upper right hand corner.  That's it!  A winner will be picked at random.  I will pay ALL shipping costs!

So, click on the tab above, that says "Hand Crafted Jewelry" and go enter after midnight tonight.  Again, please share with others and thank you in advance!

Good Luck!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Reality Bites!

It was painful.  I had to do it, yet I was scared of what I would see....
The pain was not physical; it was emotional, mental and spiritual.  My self-esteem took a nose dive.

Last night, I took full body pics, to document my journey.  And, when I saw them, I couldn't hold back the tears.  I can hide in clothes and look fairly "fit" but when the clothes are off... well, it just makes reality a bit more.... well... real.  And, NO, I will not be sharing them any time soon!  Don't worry...  :)  But, I had to do it. 

This is me, just this past May, with 4 of my 5 children.  Although my weight and BMI are within normal range, I am unhappy with my arms and the spare tire I am hiding beneath the shirt; the dimples on my legs and the rolls forming under my neck.  Many think I look good because I've had 5 kids.  And, I understand that...but I am not healthy and not happy... and society's standards of what is 'normal' is based on some pretty unhealthy examples.

I had to  SEE what I looked like, all of me.  And, because people see me, only when well hidden in clothes, they think I am "crazy" when I want to lose weight... I am supposedly so "skinny".  But I know I am not healthy... and now these pics show I am not "skinny" either.  The amount of inches I have to lose is a fair amount.  To tighten and tone is going to take some work.  But, again, I knew if I didn't have "Before" photos, people would not believe me.  I didn't take them to sell a product or service... this time it was to SHOCK myself... to WAKE MYSELF UP to the reality of where I am headed if I don't DO something NOW.

So what am I doing?  Well, I am actually doing a few things, but mostly I am changing the way I eat, the way I exercise and the way I take care of my body.  Yep, that's it.  I know, that is everything, right?

So, first I am getting my head straight.  I have to work daily on being grateful for what I have AND that in order to keep it I must take care of it.

Then, I am changing what I put in my body.  I am no longer settling for cheap junk.  I don't typically eat fast food, only on occasion.  I stopped eating McDonald's because it ran right through me.  I don't usually have the money on hand to buy other fast food, so I just eat what I can.  However, I can go almost all day without eating anything.  NOT healthy!  Now, I will have to eat around every 3 hours.  But, I also have to stop eating processed stuff, because it is not much better than fast food.  No more Ramen noodles or Spam or anything like that. 

And, I've already begun on an exercise regimine through a woman who is much like me.  Never really liked exercising, a mom and a wife... who one day said ENOUGH!  Now, she inspires hundreds and thousands to get their SEXY BACK!  I will share more about this as I go through the program.

I also just began reading, The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin.  What a powerful testimony this man has.  He dealt with so many health challenges that I can't even remember them all.  In essence, he is 6'1" and at one point was ONE HUNDRED and FOUR pounds.  Prior to becoming ill, he was about 180#, athletic and energetic and loving life as a 19 year old.  His story, and what his testimony shares, is about hope.   It is also about what we are doing to ourselves by eating modern day 'convenience foods' and is a real eye opener.

So, mentally, spiritually and physically, I am on a journey.  It is a journey I have yo-yo'd with for some time, but finally... I have had ENOUGH. I want a transformation.   Because I know my mother's medical history, and my family history, I can DO something to change the path I am on... and the path my family is on.

I invite you to follow me on this  journey.   I promise, I will share photos soon enough.  To follow along, just use the "Follow" button in the upper right hand corner so you can receive an email everytime I post.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shop NOW for the Holidays!

Most of us wait until the last minute to make our holiday purchases.  This leads to stress, anxiety, driving in traffic and countless other annoyances.  Why not start shopping NOW??  I mean, after all, if you did a little bit each week, wouldn't you avoid throwing that "have-to have" present on your credit card?  Plus, most of the good stuff is out already! 

As I add new bracelets to my Etsy shop each week, I think to myself that people need to be shopping NOW to avoid paying more later.  Because you know that if you wait, you will have to buy far more and/or pay more in shipping than if you bought it early.

Yes, I know, you are waiting for Black Friday, right?  Let me tell you that if you are waiting AND actually enjoy the chaos of Black Friday sales, then do yourself a HUGE favor; start setting aside the money NOW.  Do NOT use a credit card in November for anything!!

Try this... look at your spending from last year.  How much did you spend on holiday gifts, food, clothing, pictures, count EVERYTHING.  Let's say that came to $1,000 for example. There are roughly 15 weeks until Christmas... which means about 11 weeks until Black  Friday.  Set aside $100 or more every week in a bank account EXCLUSIVELY for shopping...with a debit card option (no checks needed) and use a separate bank, NOT attached to your primary bank, direct deposit, etc. Hold yourself accountable and use ONLY THAT ACCOUNT for your holiday spending.

Here are some more tips:

  • Also, check out who offers layaway plans, when they start and what the rules are.  See if you can grab some of those "hot" toys or electronics before everyone else does, and put them on layaway.   Use your exclusive bank account to make payments on that order.
  • Make a list NOW.  Include those items the family says they want.  Also, include items you will need such as food and clothing, or travel expenses. 
  • Shop clearance sections NOW there are plenty of summer items now on sale, as well as back-to-school sales.  Use this time to find great bargains for holiday gifts.
  • Save your receipts!  Make sure that you keep the receipt with every item purchased.  If asked, yes you want a gift receipt.
  • Know refund/exchange policies before purchasing items.  If you buy too early and it is the wrong size or color, you don't want to be out of luck when you need to return it in January.
  • Clip coupons!  Yep, it may be a hassle but either clip them out of the paper or go online for printable coupons.
  • Wish lists and gift registries are available at many sites nowadays.  If you are shopping online, share this benefit with friends and family so that you don't get 3 of the same wii games for the kids!
  • Online shopping is a great way to save money.  Make sure you are buying from reputable retailers and are not getting raked over the coals on shipping.  Take the long, cheap shipping, since the holidays are months away, anyway.
  • Have an accountability partner!!  Sounds like a fitness thing, but really, if you and one other person (not a spouse, usually) keep each other accountable, you will save money and keep each other sane.   Do NOT pick the person who shops 4 times a week at boutiques!!  Sorry, but this will have you broke in no time.
  • Quality or quantity?   You want to be sure the items are quality items.  I'd rather have 3 well-made sturdy pair of pants, then 10 pairs of pants that rip at the seams in a month. 
  • Outlets are available in many areas.  Take your accountability partner and ONLY your ID and cash or bank card for the aforementioned account, when shopping at outlets.  In fact, if you can, tuck your credit cards in a shoebox in a closet until January!
Well, of course there are tons more ideas.  But, this is just to help you get ready.  Planning out "big" events helps everything go much easier when the big day comes.  Imagine waiting until a month before the day of your wedding to get the dress, tux, flowers, caterer, etc.  NO ONE DOES THAT...why?  It is absolutely crazy!  Even a small, intimate wedding usually needs more planning than that.

So, think ahead.  Be smart.  Have an accountability partner.  And, remember the REASON for the SEASON!


Joy Marino