My Joyful Team

Want to know why I love my job?

How cool is that that not only have I found a company whose products belong in every home and can change the world , but I can also run my business my way! And my way is to work joyfully.

Of course it’s more fun to work joyfully, but it’s not just fun, it works better! Think of what your face looks like when you’re worried. Did you know that same scrunching happens inside your brain? Now think of your face when you’re joyful and excited. That’s happening inside your brain too! We have way more access to creative ideas and finding the best solution when we work joyfully!

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So how do I lead my team of world changers?

I will never push you to get out of your comfort zone. We will expand your comfort zone.

I will never tell you to do something you don’t want to do. We will connect with your internal motivation and find a different way to get to where you want to go that does feel good.

I will never hold you accountable. (You don’t need it.) We’ll get clarity on your goals and dreams and help you keep your focus there.

Sound like a team you want to be on? Here’s where you sign up!

If you want to connect with me without becoming a Norwex consultant, we can do that on my Lovin’ Life with Louisa page. But if you want to be joyful AND earn income AND save the planet, then my Norwex team is the perfect spot for you!

Fun Resources for Work-at-Home Parents

While scrolling through Twitter this morning, I happened on a podcast from This Little Parent Stayed Home. Ally was interviewing Rob and Janelle of Mission Date Night.

Both resources are worth sharing!

If you feel in a bit of a whirlwind of parenting, running a business, keeping a household moving, and trying to fit in some fun, check out Ally’s latest topics.

If you’d like to reconnect in a joyful way with your partner, subscribe to the Mission Date Night podcast for some great ideas!

Note: I am not affiliated in any way with either of these organizations, just thought they were helpful and want to share!

Frazzled Mom

You just don’t need window cleaner anymore!

Many of you know I’ve been on a “crusade” for a while to make sure no one I care about buys dryer sheets anymore . User dryer balls instead to be healthier AND save energy!

My new focus is to make sure no one I care about is buying and using window cleaner, because you just don’t need it anymore! Technology has advanced so that you can use our high-tech microfiber and just water. So don’t chance your kids and pets licking the residue off your sliding glass door, not to mention reducing your own chemical exposure while cleaning. Oh, and how many trees will you save by not using paper towels?

Use our Norwex basic pack instead. (Don’t let the word “basic” fool you – these things are magical.) Not only is it a healthier way, it’s ALSO faster and easier! AND, you buy them once and use them for years – cheaper, too!

Do you know anyone still buying window cleaner? I’d love to do a quick demo for them!

P.S. They’re not just for windows. You can use them all over your house – kitchen, walls, bathrooms, even carpet stains!

No More Window Cleaner

The Easiest Way to Set an Effective Goal

Lots of people have lots of ideas about goals , but here’s how simple it has become for me, and how I coach my team :

  1. What do you want?
  2. State it in a way that gives you a little thrill of excitement!

Do you have to be specific and measurable and give yourself a time deadline?

ONLY if it feels good to you!
For some people, setting a specific time goal gives a rush of energy. Do it!
For some people, setting a specific time goal feels panicky. Don’t do it.

Here’s an example:

Let’s say that you want to be an Executive Sales Leader. Here are some different ideas of ways to state your goal. You pick the one that FEELS best to you.

  • I want to be an Executive Sales Leader by November.
  • I am an Executive Sales Leader.
  • It was so fun to celebrate Christmas as an Executive Sales Leader!
  • I am in the process of becoming an Executive Sales Leader.
  • I don’t even really know how it happened, but now I’m an Executive Sales Leader!
  • My team grew like crazy and now we are an Executive team!

The “right” way to state your goal is different for everyone. Which one makes you smile?
Look in the mirror and say them? Which one makes your eyes sparkle?

Want to work through your goals with me? Connect on Facebook!

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What Does a Norwex Starter Kit Cost?

starter kit

I’m so glad you asked, because how it works is pretty cool.

The Norwex Starter Kit costs $200 plus tax and shipping.  But here’s the COOL part: The ONLY part of that you pay up front is the shipping! ($9.99)

That’s right!  The only thing you have to pay to get started is $9.99 shipping for your starter kit.  The rest isn’t due for three months!!!  Norwex lets you earn the money FIRST, then pay for your kit!

And because we make an amazing 35% commission right from the beginning, you earn enough to pay for your kit with your first $600 in sales.  Most people do that at their very first demonstration!

But WAIT.  It gets better.

More than half of our consultants NEVER have to pay for their Starter Kit!  Because when you submit $2000 in sales within your first three months, then you don’t ever have to pay that $200!!!

Did you get that? When you submit just four average parties within 90 days (most people do so within 60 days or sooner), you get to keep ALL of the $700 commission you’ve made on your first $2000 in sales and never look back!  (Or you can do like I did and spend your commission on getting everything in the Norwex catalog that you want for YOUR home.) :-)

As soon as you order your starter kit, you have access to training calls and videos to help you get a strong start so you can earn your kit for free PLUS all the bonus free product available in your first couple months!

I would love to support you in going for your dreams!  Read more and get started at www.LouisasJoyfulTeam.com.

Why I Started Teaching People About Norwex

Six years ago I was looking at my children (ages 3 and 5 at the time – see how adorable?), and thinking about our family history of various autoimmune diseases. I really wanted to know if there was anything I could do to give them the best shot at growing up without chronic health problems.

Kids Tea Party

The list in our family was getting kind of long: allergiesasthmaCeliac diseaseJuvenile Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis – all stuff where our immune system attacks our own bodies. What was going on? A friend recommended the book The Autoimmune Epidemic. There were lots of eye-openers, but the biggest thing mentioned, that hadn’t been on my radar at all before, was basic household cleaning chemicals.

I had heard before that kids that grow up in cleaner homes have more allergies and asthma . The theory was that these kids just weren’t exposed to enough germs, so their immune systems got bored and started attacking themselves or something. Now we’re getting smarter and we realize it’s not the lack of exposure to germs, it’s the increased exposure to cleaning chemicals .

So I started looking for greener options. I got a book with recipes for making your own cleaners. Who was I kidding? I don’t even like to cook, so that solution wasn’t likely to sustain itself for long. I bought some more natural cleaners, but they just didn’t work very well. I don’t like cleaning anyway, so I didn’t have much patience with it taking longer. I kind of gave up and decided I would just clean less.

When my cousin started describing Norwex to me, I kind of blew her off, thinking, “Yeah, I’ve tried those green cleaners. No thanks.” Plus, I really didn’t want anything to do with a party business. I had tried one before and knew I was a lousy salesperson. It wasn’t until I saw her wipe butter off a mirror with just a cloth and water that I went, “Wait, what?? How did you do that??”

She sent me home with a set of the basic cloths to try, and I (the non-cleaner, remember?) deep-cleaned my kitchen for two and a half hours that night. It cleaned the grease/dust mixture from the top of our microwave. It was literally “squeaky” clean! Then I did the walls around the stove – WOW! I couldn’t believe how EASY this was. It seemed like magic. All I was using was just a wet cloth! It “looked” like a rag, but this thing was actually a high-tech cleaning power tool!

I realized I had found what I’d been looking for. Not only would this provide the safe haven I wanted for my kids, it actually made cleaning easier and faster!! Everyone I knew deserved to see this stuff in action. I realized the reason Norwex is sold in parties is that you really have to SEE a demo to get the power of the cloths. Cleaning with water doesn’t *sound* like it would work. You have to see it in action.

So I invited some friends over to show them what I’d found, and here we are! I had NO idea it would turn into a full-time income and a life mission for me, but that’s a whole other story… :-)

Does my story resonate with you? Please reply and let me know!

A Better Dishwashing Soap

I did some dishes by hand this morning, and realized a little while later that my hands didn’t feel all dry and scratchy like they used to after dishwashing. It has to be the new improved Norwex dishwashing liquid !

norwex dish soap

It makes sense. Most dishwashing liquids subject our hands to harsh chemicals – that’s how they get our dishes clean and make all those suds that we really don’t need. But Norwex’s formula is now greener and gentler to my hands. It is free from phthalates, SLS, SLES and dyes that can harm us with extended use and harm our rivers and lakes where they eventually end up. It still gives me suds and gets my dishes sparkling clean with no need to hand dry to avoid spots. I just leave them to drip dry on the super-absorbent Norwex dish mat. And, instead of perfume (fragrance which also has chemicals in it), it is scented with essential oil of Clementine for a crisp citrusy smell.

My hands love it, my dishes love it, my nose loves it, this is a NO BRAINER – it’s Norwex dish soap for me! And of course I use it together with our no-more-stinky dish cloth and our ThermoPlastic rubber bottle brush . Especially with the new extensions that were just released for the brush, I have the perfect tool for every job!

 

This is how you change the world

One of the highlights of our Norwex national conference was hearing from the founder of WashedAshore.org. Angela, a retired art teacher, talked about walking the beaches near her home seeking solace after the death of her husband. But instead of comfort, she found…garbage. She was shocked by the volume of trash she saw washed up on the shorelines and of course wanted to take action.

This is my favorite part of the story: Angela was wise enough to know that people aren’t inspired to take action when they are discouraged. She wanted to find a way to spread the message in an uplifting way. And wow, did she ever.

From their website: “…community members of all ages work together to clean up our beaches and process the debris into art supplies to construct giant sculptures of the sea life most affected by plastic pollution. This has resulted in thousands of pounds of debris removed from local beaches and turned into works of art…90% of the debris we collect is petroleum-based: plastic items, nylon ropes and net. We are able to use 98% of this trash to create sculptures, including a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Henry the fish, a plastic bottle sea jelly, an oil-spill replica, and a musical sea star…”

The results are stunningly beautiful. And as you take a closer look, hugely impactful.

 

seahorse washed ashore

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How can we help?

  • Use less plastic! Lightweight items like plastic bottles, plastic bags, and plastic straws blow out of garbage cans and landfills and end up in our waterways, which bring them to the ocean. Filter your own water and use reusable bags and reusable straws .
  • Follow WashedAshore.org on Facebook and YouTube, and bookmark their blog for some amazing behind-the-scenes stories!
  • Share this post to raise awareness!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead