Digital addict: are you?

Digital Detox

Surprisingly, 77% of consumers believe that time spent without gadgets and technology would help liberate them, improve their relationships and make them better people, according to Mashable.com.

We’ve just returned from a family week away in Greece. The holiday was great, we reconnected with each other and still stayed connected with the outside world.

My family mantra is “food or phone” or “family or phone” – ie no phones at the dinner table and it we’re having a conversation there is absolutely NO NEED to check your phone! Seriously?

I saw a great post somewhere that went along the lines of, be the person that is interesting enough so your friend doesn’t feel the need to check their phone – owch!

I’d like to disconnect more frequently, but running an internet business it is challenging. I’d LOVE to go on a yoga retreat, to slow my mind down. The last time I did a yoga class when we did the relaxation piece at the end I was mentally doing the Tesco shop on my way home – hopeless!
So step away from the screen, just for a while. Use my family or phone – it works! Its time for your digital detox!

Personally I’m going to commit to a 12 week yoga course and re read Ariana Huffington’s great book Thrive – it was a great read last time, think I’ll enjoy it more the second time around.

Lets talk soon…

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Actions speak louder than words

You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.

To say I love you is lovely to hear, easy to say and less easy to mean. Actions speak louder than words…

To demonstrate that you love and care for someone is much more important.

To say you’ve committed to achieving something, a goal or a target is easy, making it happen is harder. Actions speak louder than words…

It’s easy to say you will go on a diet, it’s harder to stop eating those crisps. Actions speak louder than words…

I am preparing to go on our UK business conference, I know we will have a great time. There will be lots of reconnecting, lots of laughs, dancing into the early hours, so much inspiration in the room, heartfelt hugs, some air kissing, and tons and tons of celebration. There will be a recommitting of goals and accountability partners.

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Less than 5% of people of people there, about 2000 in total will so what they stated they will do what they said they’d do. This year I will be one of the 5%.

Bring it on … #arbonne #making it happen.

Lets talk soon…

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Differentiate or die…

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I have been doing Arbonne for 6 years, I have achieved a level of success that I am very proud of. I have a wonderful team of people who want more and who are achieving that!

2016 is the year of stepping up, stepping out of my comfort zone, the year of differentiation….

Lets talk soon…

 

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Choose carefully…

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If we are the average of the 5 people we spend most of our time with, then we should choose more carefully!

 

 

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Business opportunities in CARDIFF

I am so excited that one of our top business leaders in presenting in Cardiff next week. On Tuesday 2nd February at the Miskin Manor Hotel. If you’re curious come along and see what all the fuss is about…

 

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Ditch the drama

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I have learned (the hard way) that some people just attract drama.  So as a parent of two teenage girls my regular mantra of “step away from the drama” or “ditch the drama” have become two of my most used sayings!

Its hard though when so many people in this state and it seems to paralyse their ability to just get on with the usual, the expected, the promised and it paralyses their action.

I started this blog 2 years ago and then kept it in my drafts, but today is a day for cleansing. Cleaning out people who live in the drama, friends of long standing who choose to live their lives in the drama. I am exhausted with it – NEXT!

Until next time…

 

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Working mums – feeling guilty for working?

Very interesting results from a poll of 2000 women carried out as part of a recent radio publicity survey:

  • Almost 90% of women said that they felt guilt for having to leave their children to go to work

  • 71% said that they worried constantly that working away from their children could affect their school performance and quality of life

  • 72% of women feel that their children would be healthier and happier if they worked from home

  • 71% of women said that it was important to them to have their own personal income separate from their partner

  • 54% said that their family would be happier if they worked from home more often

  • 62% feel that they have absolutely no other choice but to abandon their children to go to their day jobs

  • 80% of these 2,000 women said that they had to be “superheroes” in order to balance the demands of an office day job and a home life and that working away from their families due to inflexible business practices was harming their children in the long run

Despite the best efforts of government and industry leaders, women across the UK are largely unhappy in their day jobs, feel stifled by the glass ceiling and undermined by an on-going pay inequality

….all of which pretty much encompasses the reasons why I started my Arbonne business and why the business is structured the way it is. If you would like to know how it works, just drop me a line! Jan sign up offer is still on so take a peek at lindadaviescarr.arbonne.com and drop me a PM. You have nothing to lose trying it out and seeing if it is for you.

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So proud she bothered

Another milestone achieved, my little girl voted for the first time, and she was chuffed. We turned out at about 9pm – there was plenty of time, so why did so few just not bother?

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The news today has been full of hype about it being the lowest voting turnout since 1918 – so why did so very few make the effort and bother?

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Our experience was a good one, my daughter’s friend even got a round of applause when the voting staff found out it was her first time to vote! It should be more teenager / first vote experience focused. We took my youngest daughter – she had loads of questions about method, structure, paper based versus electronic. I did my best to answer her questions, but should have known them all.

The Guardian did a great comparison to voters for X Factor

The Electoral Reform Society predicted a final turnout of just 18.5% nationally in the PCC vote – but the actual result was even worse with just, 15% of the population voting in this election. So, how does that compare?

Well, stepping momentarily outside the political sphere, 15,488,019 votes were cast during the 2010 edition of The X Factor, equivalent to 23.18% of those eligible to vote (includes Ireland). This figure gives an inflated idea of the number of people taking part, with individuals able to cast multiple votes, but provides an interesting reference point nonetheless.

Today’s figure certainly makes it one of the worst turnouts ever – coming in lower than that in the Manchester Central by-election yesterday, which was itself the lowest by-election turnout ever, lower than the previous record of 19.1% in Leeds Central in 1999.

I’m not a follower of politics, maybe because my dearest father talks at people and for years he talked at us with his views opinions, and yes had been known to talk to / rant at the TV. Hence I am not a follower of politics. I know what I know, like what I like and vote how I vote.

I believe that many many women fought that we should have the vote, so I believe it is my responsibility to bother!

Lets talk again.

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I was sceptical….

 

I was sceptical I was really! I did my due diligence and what I found was an incredible business opportunity for people who are, quite simply BRAVE ENOUGH!

This is newly launched 6 minute long  Arbonne business overview with our CEO Kay Napier. Take a peek.

35 years and only in 4 countries – what an amazing opportunity for growth!

Take a look at my website http://www.lindadaviescarr.myarbonne.co.uk/

So,  if you’re still curious, then check me out on Linkedin  uk.linkedin.com/in/lindadaviescarr/

What have you got to lose? Its health and wellness – its skin care and consumable products that everyone uses every day. Arbonne’s are just better.

 

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Linda  xox

 

 

 

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Make an impact

 IMPACT – INFLUENCE – INFORM – IMPRESS!

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Isn’t it all in our heads, we are as influential and impactful as we choose. We just have to choose.

So choose to leave a legacy.

A legacy. It’s something that very few men and women in the 20’s, 30’s, and even 40’s really think about. We think about building a successful life. We think about creating a good life for us and our loved one’s. But a legacy?

Building a legacy is the furthest thing on our mind. But lets consider  that it should be at the forefront of everything we do. Don’t just focus on building a good life today, create a life that will leave it’s fingerprint on this planet for years to come.

Follow a blueprint for success and have fun with. Its doesn’t have to be shiny and all new, it can be work in progress, but choose TODAY to leave a legacy. I did and tell you more next time.

Have a happy day.

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