Bobby's Burger Palace (known as "BBP") of Westfield Montgomery Mall isn't your average burger spot. Bobby Flay redesigned the burger game with guests in mind; offering fresh, natural, made-in-house burgers, malt milk shakes, hand cut fries and more. It's "feel good", American comfort food that is creative, delicious and high quality. The best part is that it is priced modestly; making it an affordable option for nearly all families. As you continue along with your holiday shopping at Westfield Montgomery, make sure to dine in at BBP so that you can share in my delicious experience!!
HERE'S WHY... #1. Get your photo taken with Bobby Flay!
#2. QUALITY THAT KEEPS GUESTS COMING BACK:
*High-quality ingredients - certified angus beef
*Meats are never-frozen
*Food is made-to-order each time
*No microwaved or pre-formed patties here! And let's face it... Not all burgers have to be patties leaking with unnecessary amounts of grease to be tasty! BBP shows that it is possible to curb the excess grease and calories without sacrificing the flavor.
#3. SERVING UP THE SPICE OF LIFE --> VARIETY
BBP serves up more than a dozen signature burgers, sweet potato fries and even buttermilk battered onion rings. In addition to their standard, signature menu, Bobby's Burger Palace features their "Flavors of the Month" burger and milkshake that are a welcome addition to keep the menu fresh and new.
And because it is not ALWAYS about the burger (though it should be, in my beefy opinion...), Bobby's Burger Palace also offers chicken sandwiches. Not carnivorous? Try their gourmet veggie burgers (with wild mushrooms, chickpeas & quinoa) or their Griddled Cheese. Gluten free? No problem, because Bobby's got you covered too with "Topless" burgers; served over baby greens with balsamic dressing. The serve options for the most discerning palettes and according to nearly any dietary restriction!
MY LUNCH BREAK DONE RIGHT!
I recently dined there for a lunch date and was blown away by a fully appealing burger experience. I loved the super mod, trendy restaurant motif. The space was clean, wide open; drawing attention to oversized, bright signs showcasing their wide selection of burgers & shakes. I have to admit that I definitely overanalyzed the menu options before landing on my burger of choice: the L.A. Burger; a certified angus beef patty topped with avocado relish, watercress, tomato and cheddar cheese. That was accompanied by "The Undecided"; my choice of two sides. I chose their sweet potato fries with a horseradish honey mustard sauce and buttermilk onion rings with their ranch dipping sauce.
I washed it all down with their thick, rich caramel apple milkshake; topped with homemade whipped cream. My date chose the October Flavor of the Month: The Pacific Northwest Burger -- a beef patty topped with white American cheese, cremini mushrooms and red wine-BBQ sauce. What a burger! Add a side of hand-cut fries smothered with cheese and a cookies-n-cream shake and we were both in heaven. With so many different items on the menu and new monthly features, the combinations are nearly limitless. I'm already thinking about what my next burger run will feature. One thing is for sure: there's no way I'd omit the sweet potato fries or the buttermilk battered onion rings... even if it means actually using my gym membership!
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*All opinions in this article are that of my own and were not paid for by BBP.
This year’s Montgomery County (MOCO) Housewives Local Business Shopping Guide is brought to you by three impressive, local businesses: Carlisle Collections of Clarksburg, Infinity Home Remodeling and the Dr. Ronald Shore Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology! We just published our MOCO “So Social” Holiday Guide of “She-Hero” Entrepreneurs rocking their social networking home businesses. This guide features another collection of amazing businesses; ones offering products and services from their storefront and/or “on the go” taking their business mobile to their customers!
We titled this Holiday Shopping Guide the “So Thoughtful” guide because we intentionally sought to include gifting options that might be a little less obvious than the average gift this holiday season. We’re confident that this guide will “present” [pun intended!] you with numerous “think outside the box”, unique gifting opportunities sure to put a smile on your beloved’s face as we seek to be creative, caring and intentional gift givers this season!
Again, these are companies that call Montgomery County, MD and the surrounding area their home and I love to be able to show them love and support during this "gifting season”. I welcome you to take this opportunity to check out the products/services and specials they're offering as we seek to SHOP LOCAL for the holidays!
*There's still time to showcase your business. Email us at MOCO@housewivesinthecity.com to explore your own listing!
Look and feel like a million bucks with personally styling at the Carlisle Etcetera store in Clarksburg, MD… and you don’t have to let anyone know you got it for 65% off! Friends, if you share my passion for fashion, this sleek, boutique-style store will entice you just as much as the beautiful apparel within it. The store is conveniently located in the Clarksburg Premium Outlets. Carlisle guests should anticipate clothing recommendations and styling tips from their customer-centric and professional, in-store stylists. We women come in all shapes and sizes and Carlisle celebrates all women; offering sizes 00-18 in their amazing Etcetera & Carlisle fashion lines.
Carlisle also keeps their fashion fresh by bringing in new editions frequently throughout each season. Currently, you can delight in the enchanting touches of their Winter 2017 collection. The collection features rich solids, creative prints and a wide range of fabrics from heavier woven knits and light silky blouses to buttery soft leather (their black moto jacket is everything!) and thick furs. They’ve got you covered, whether you are looking for flattering classic pieces, wardrobe statement pieces or show stopping dresses and gowns!
Deals: Shop the current Fall/Winter 2017 collection for up to 65% off! New arrivals are just in!
Location: Clarksburg, MD’s Clarksburg Premium Outlets [2nd floor]
More about Carlisle:
For over 35 years, CARLISLE has been dressing discerning women through the company’s network of Stylists around the country. The exclusive collections use European fabrics and artisanal design to create a sense of modern sophistication, timeless elegance, and feminine appeal. A leader in curated women’s luxury apparel, CARLISLE offers collections that represent the lifestyles of confident, empowered women.
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*Dr. Ronald Shore - Cosmetic Dermatology, Rockville & Silver Spring, MD
It’s time to look as beautiful as you feel, care for your skin on a deeper level and perhaps enjoy a treatment that just may make your life a little easier with laser hair removal, body contouring and more!
Season’s Greetings (and SPECIALS!) from Dr. Shore Cosmetic Dermatology: Montgomery county’s premier medical and cosmetic dermatology practice! They perform the latest cutting edge cosmetic procedures to address all your skin care needs and are proud to be the leading provider of the only no-down-time, non-invasive, FDA-approved body contouring treatment to remove stubborn body fat in only 25 minutes per session. They will make sure that you look and feel your best for this holiday season and beyond; whether that means losing some lines, wrinkles, unwanted hair or inches. Highly skilled specialists perform aesthetic treatments to correct all problem areas, reverse the signs of aging, and restore your natural youthful glow. Pamper and rejuvenate yourself into a younger looking, flawless, refreshed version of YOU!
“The doctor is in”, with the hottest trends to get you looking picture perfect for the Holidays and they are dishing; revealing the Stars’ guide to award worthy gift giving. Here is everything you need to know about this year’s "it" gifts - creating all the buzz among Hollywood VIP's; straight from the red carpet with Our 12 Days of Glamorous Deals! Gift the royal treatment and spread the joy of the season by taking advantage of these show stopping specials. Giving the gift of youth, beauty, and confidence, is the perfect way to show your loved ones they have celebrity status in your life!
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*Infinity Home Remodeling, LLC
Spending money on your home is an investment and a gift! Infinity Home Remodeling serves as both a home remodeling AND general contractor to take the worry and stress out of any renovation; big or small. This family-owned, small business is licensed and insured; ensuring their clients’ security in their investment. They pride themselves in providing homeowners with attentive and professional customer service and exceptional, high quality work; all at an affordable price. It’s time to tackle those projects and renovations, add value to your home and realize your home’s full potential in functionality and aesthetics. You are in good hands with Infinity Home Remodeling, so treat yourself or perhaps a beloved family member to a gift that will keep on giving way past this holiday season. Also, Infinity offers FREE, no hassle, no obligation estimates every time!
Deals: From now until December 31st, 2017, receive a *$250 credit for your next scheduled project! All you have to do is mention “MOCO Housewives” for this exclusive offer. *project minimums may apply
Location: Based out of Kensington, MD, Infinity services all of Montgomery County
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*Alice's Table - Floral Arrangement Socials
BFF Gift Alert! When’s the last time you did something constructive, creative and NEW with your girlfriends or family? Women across the country are enjoying the latest trend in “girl time” - constructive, creative happy hours featuring divine floral arrangements; all taking place at trendy local restaurants and boutique spaces.
Alice's Table brings women together to learn new skills, and live a social and creative lifestyle. Their goal is to be the bright spot in the modern busy woman’s life - the thing she looks forward to at home and on the town. Spend precious time with family and friends this holiday season and learn all about the art of flower design. Take your “flower power” from simple to stunning and add something new to your tool belt!
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*Navjeet Saggu Photography - naviimpressions
It’s time to make a commitment to capturing all the amazing memories you’ve been creating and sharing with your friends and family! Navjeet Saggu, the official photographer of the MOCO Housewives’ networking events, is a Freelance Photographer based out of Takoma Park, MD and serving the *DMV. Navjeet takes great pride in her eye for composition, lighting and the smallest details that result in amazing images. She has experience in event photography including birthday celebrations, bar/bat mitzvahs, engagement ceremonies and wedding receptions as well as community events. She is also very skilled with nature photos, food photography, architectural photography and portrait sessions such as engagements, seasonal family sessions, graduations, headshots, boudoir photo shoots and more!
Deals: New clients will receive a 10% discount by mentioning “MOCO Housewives” when booking your photography session before 12/31/17.
*Service Area: DMV. Mileage fees may apply.
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*Prestige Travel Systems - Travel Agent
Pamper your lucky gift recipient with the perfect getaway! The gift of leaving behind the worries of work and home are PRICELESS!
Receive lavish, VIP treatment on your next vacation without having to pay VIP prices with Dianne Kapral of Prestige. Dianne is an experienced travel agent that supports her clients by creating the perfect itinerary for a vacation to remember; without making the errors that are akin to unexperienced and experienced vacationers alike. She’s also willing to go the extra mile in order to turn your travel dreams into reality; working closely with clients from the planning process of the trip all the way to your welcome home.
Dianne coordinates all types of vacations, but her specialty includes cruises and hosting group and women tours; both on land and sea. She specializes in creating itineraries for the adventurous traveler who wants to discover those hidden jewels that are not on everyone else's canned itineraries. Imagine the experience of a lifetime in Italy, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, South Africa or Hawaii that her expertise can provide!
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*Harris Consociates Career Coaching
Invest in you and your business and snag another package for someone you care about. The future is now and it’s time to bring in the RIGHT help to make the most of it!
Carole Harris is a Career Coach and Business Consultant dedicated to leading individuals and small business owners alike to understand and have confidence in their personal and professional story. She works with clients to we explore deep into competencies, professional development, and individual gifts to determine their strengths, develop strategic plans and goals. Gift yourself or someone special the opportunity to increase your personal value and self-confidence. Let your true professional story shine bright this holiday season and put your best foot forward into the new year. Email now for a FREE Discovery Session!
DEAL 1: Carole is offering a special discount for Small Business Saturday of 25% off! Start Controlling Your Career Story using Promo Code MOCO25 on 11/25/17!
DEAL 2: MOCO Friends & Family can enjoy 15% off coaching for purchases made through 12/31/17 using code MOCO15!
*Use your promo codes at checkout for eGift Cards
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*Heartland Home Foods - Grocery Delivery Service
Time is the most precious asset for the majority of Montgomery County residents, so why not save time and outsource one of the most mundane weekly duties: grocery shopping?!
This Baltimore-based grocery delivery service, Heartland Home Foods, provides all-natural meats, organic vegetables and brand name pantry items to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region: MD, DE, DC, VA, PA. One common thread amongst Heartland’s client base is their desire to cut back on their grocery bill (through a complimentary evaluation) while receiving high quality food products conveniently at their doorstep via free delivery from a reputable source. Heartland promises chemical free meats; free of steroids, growth hormones and antibiotics. They proudly stand behind both the quality of their products as well as their superior customer service and even offer FREE delivery!.
Enjoy their free meal promotion via the “Sample Offer" below and it will open your eyes to savings of both money and time!
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*Klean the Klutter - Home Organization
It’s time to organize your home to make life easier! Maybe that “junk room” isn’t going to correct itself or streamlining and organizing your household may be beyond your time and capabilities. Krisitn Lundy, owner and operator of Klean the Klutter, provides professional home organizing services throughout the DMV. Kristin specializes in decluttering, maximizing small spaces, overseeing moving and/or downsizing and implementing organized systems to help clients sort, systemize and spruce up their space.
DEAL 1: Through 12/24/17, eGift Cards are discounted by 15% for packages of 5 – 25 hours. *Also includes a 30-minute phone consultation, 1-hour in-home consultation and a personalized plan.
DEAL 2: Mention “MOCO Housewives” to receive a FREE in-home consultation.
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*Asirvia - Proximity Marketing
It’s time to improve the digital visibility of your business in a way that is easy to manage. Need to increase your exposure in the marketplace? Consumers’ lifestyles and habits are changing and to keep your business in front of them, you need to be agile and intentional about how you market; without emptying your wallet!
Charlotte Streidel of Asirvia Phone Find helps businesses just like yours to send customized marketing messages to hyperlocal Android users. The easy to use platform is perfect for promoting your content and then measuring its effectiveness; allowing you to make modifications to enhance your reach. Asirvia GO units, known as beacons, broadcast pre-programmed messages to nearby android phones. The technology is perfect for a wide range of businesses including services businesses like spas and restaurants, retail businesses like apparel and automotive, amongst others. Contact Charlotte today to find out more about this economical way to diversify your marketing efforts!
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*We will be sharing our "So Intentional" Holiday Shopping Guide through December 24,
but the clock is ticking for some of these AMAZING Specials! No time like the "present"!
Montgomery County, Maryland is the home of an amazing collection of Social Networking Businesses managed by SHE-HERO entrepreneurs committed to their brand and providing for their families. Let's give it up to the ladies rocking their home businesses! This "gifting season" is the perfect time to be extra supportive to them. It's a great opportunity to check out what products and specials they're offering as we seek to SHOP LOCAL for the holidays!
*There's still time to showcase your business.
Email us at MOCO@housewivesinthecity.com to explore your own listing!
*Stella & Dot by Joelly Belman
Joelly, an Associate Director & Team leader with Stella & Dot is bringing the style this holiday season with a carefully curated and manufactured line of trending and flattering products. Stella & Dot offers unique accessories including jewelry, bags, scarves and tops. Their product designs are award-winning and in all the fashion magazines! Best yet, half of the collection is under $50. Check out Joelly’s current catalog of product and remember to place your order by 12/17 for Christmas delivery.
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*Pure Romance by Misty Bloomer
Misty, is a Pure Romance expert serving the DMV and beyond with fun bath, body, massage, and bedroom enhancements; perfect for a girls’ night out, a stocking stuffer or gift to self this holiday season! She shares the Pure Romance missing to empower, educate, and entertain ladies (18 years and over).
Misty is also committed to serving the underserved in our community by giving back. She will be donating a care package to a local foster child for each $30 she sells this holiday season. So, treat yourself with one of her many promotions and join her group for additional specials, samples and new product announcements! Let’s bring a little cheer this holiday season; whether you are rewarding the naughty or nice!
Take advantage of Misty’s 12 Days of Christmas Specials! Also, back by popular demand: Sexy, Mystery Grab Bags – Choose your Level (cost) and receive DOUBLE in product value. Just select “Me” or “We” when ordering. You can opt to order multiple bags to experience a variety of products! Level 1: $30 | Level 2: $50 | Level 3: $100
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*Juice Plus+ with Cindy Chien and Yu-Ing (Jennifer) Huang
Certified Health Coaches, Cindy Chien and Yu-Ing (Jennifer) Huang, PharmD, PhD are offering the gift of health for yourself and your family/friends this holiday season. Not only can you snag yourself a $50 Health Consultation for only $30 (with a Certified Health Coach), but you’ll also get a FREE 2nd session to gift this holiday season! Juice Plus+ customers will also earn FREE gifts and FREE consultations with the purchase of Juice Plus+ through either of these two wonderful Health Coaches. Healthy is happy this holiday season!
About Juice Plus+: Juice Plus+ has been inspiring healthy living and helping people to take healthy back – Healthy Living Revolution. Since 1993 they've offered plant-based, non-GMO, wholefood nutrition support products made from 45 fruits, vegetables and grains. Clinical research has showcased the benefits of adding Juice Plus+ to your diet. Juice Plus+’s vertical aeroponic system empowers people with “beyond organic” local food growing!
*LipSense by Crystal Payton
Give the gift of everlasting lips and benefit from the holiday specials below during this gifting season! It’s the perfect lip color for holiday parties and kisses. Color stays on YOU and not others! LipSense is: vibrant, kiss proof, waterproof, Vegan, smudge proof, wears up to 18 hours, and is free of gluten, lead and wax. Crystal Payton of Black Dress Red Lips can also help you to find the perfect color match for yourself or a loved one. Gift certificates and FREE gift wrapping are also available. Ask about the full line of long lasting and anti-aging makeup as well as fabulous skin care.
Starter Collection $55 (color, gloss, oops remover)
Deluxe Collection $75 (2 colors, gloss, oops remover)
Platinum Collection $95 (3 colors, gloss, oops remover)
A la carte: Colors $25, Gloss $20, Oops Remover $10
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*Paparazzi Accessories by Ciciley Fredericks
Ciciley is a Paparazzi expert; helping countless women with her “LIFE FASHION HACK” of shopping for unique, quality jewelry and accessories while not having to be preoccupied with huge price points. The goal is to ensure that trendy, stylish accessories are available and affordable to women everywhere; including Y-O-U! The paparazzi woman is every woman. She is strong, she is a leader among friends, she is confident, stylish and smart. And because she is smart, she can look fabulous without breaking the bank. Paparazzi was created with THIS woman in mind. Every piece is $5 and each necklace includes a FREE, matching pair of earrings! Check out the website, just in time for the holidays, load up on stocking stuffers and don’t forget to treat yourself along the way!
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*Rodan & Fields by Dani Seltzer
Dani is dedicated to the Rodan & Fields' brand that has made such an impact on the confidence of so many women; from beautiful skin through their tried and true regimens to long, luscious eye lashes; courtesy of Lash Boost. Trust her with some of your most precious assets & reach out today!
So, are you making your list and checking it twice? Do you need gift ideas? Whether it is stocking stuffers or bigger “Wish List” items, Dani, Premier Level V Executive Consultant, can help you find the perfect product. I personally recommend their Lash Boost lash serum if you really want to give your gift giving a “boost” this holiday season! However, the gift ideas from Rodan + Fields are endless this season. Contact Dani TODAY for the BEST prices and holiday specials!
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*LulaRoe by Jennifer Hamilton
How high would you jump if I told you that Jennifer is offering 50% OFF ALL ITEMS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Please LIKE her page above and email her to secure your merchandise at the PERFECT price! Jennifer Hamilton is a seasoned LLR representative serving the DMV area that has you and your loved ones covered this holiday season! She’s got fun, comfortable dresses and cover-ups, tons of t’s and soft, buttery leggings with all aesthetics in mind. Her sale is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so jump in today to claim your victory over holiday gifting!
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*We will be sharing through December 24, so there's still ample time to showcase your business!*
Email us at MOCO@housewivesinthecity.com to explore your own listing.
Owner of several businesses, namely LiveLifeCleaner, DreamAchieveRepeat, Revolution Event Design, and GiftsToInspire.us, the #bucketlistgoalcrusher Dawn Cermak lives in the Montgomery County area as a successful mompreneur! I first met Dawn Cermak at one of my events through one of our lovely guests. Dawn definitely proved to be a mover and a shaker; a proud team mom and a go-getter who seems to only fear not chasing her dreams and fully utilizing all of her skill sets. Dawn loves coaching others through the how and why of chasing dreams and is a great example of a successful professional that knows how to work hard and play hard through life!
This fall Montgomery County Housewives launched a pilot of Divas Dining; showcasing 5 inspirational, female professionals and I am proud to re-introduce my first Diva, Dawn Cermak!
Tell us how you became the successful business woman you are today:
29 years ago -- my sister called me and said "Hey -- can you incorporate a special event company down in Maryland? We want to build a company up here - but we have signed an 18 month non-compete -- so we want to build it down there first. I went down to Staples, and picked up a "How to Incorporate a Company" kit ($40) -- and Fandango Special Events was born! From there -- it is a long and winding tale that you can read about here!
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Building and leading the Dream Achieve Repeat Team, 16,000 strong and growing daily! I am SO passionate about helping others reach their goals and digging in to create a roadmap for each individual's success!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Isn’t this just “The Million Dollar Question”?!?! I co-parent and try to maximize my production when my kids are with their father. This allows me to “clear the deck” for when we are together. I also give myself breaks so that we can travel the world on really fun adventures. My girls and I lived in London this summer. We have also lived in Barcelona -- because we can -- I work hard and, in turn, WE play hard together!
It also helps that my team is an extension of my family. They are incredible, so when we are together it’s not really like “working”! We are a dynamic group consisting of Doctors, school teachers, personal trainers, physical therapists, Stay-At-Home-Moms, lawyers, administrative aides, Financial Planners, retail shop owners, and entrepreneurs who all have two things in common: A. We love helping others and B. We love the convenience of our nutritional system -- the most cost effective time efficient way to get the best possible nutrition into our bodies. We are busy, BUSY people, like most in the DMV, that don't have time to prepare 3 healthy meals a day -- but we are all committed to healthy eating for ourselves and our families! Sharing this makes “working” less like “work”.
I hear a lot about your success with Isagenix. What is your actual title within the organization?
I am an 8 Star Golden. 8 Star means I reached a payout, on volume alone, of $13,500 in one week - -not including any bonuses or other compensation add-ons. My goal for 2018 is to co-create 100 6 Figure Income earners on my team and I am well on my way!
What is the best part about being a Team Leader?
My daughter asked me the other day – “What would you be doing right now, if that girl had not told you about Isagenix?” and honestly – it is not really about WHAT I would be doing, but WHO I would be! They say that Network Marketing is personal growth with a compensation plan attached … and truer words were never spoken! I have honestly stepped into WHO I am meant to be in the world! I am not a Leader who loves being on stage as the center of attention. I am more a behind-the-scenes, get ‘er done, CEO type, however this has forced me to learn so many new skills; skills that benefit me as a parent, as a daughter, as a friend. I LOVE what I do: helping others be successful and reach THEIR goals. That is what being a great team leader is all about and I can’t imagine myself doing anything different.
What is the number one reason people join Dawn Cermak's Isagenix team?
I think that there are 3 reasons that people join my team. 1. Because they know, or have heard, that I am an expert at maximizing the compensation plan, that I am very strategic when it comes to scoring $$$ in the Leadership Pools. Like – enough money to pay off $50k in credit card debt, or pay a big college Tuition! That kind of money! 2. Because they know, or have heard, that I am very business-like in my approach to network marketing, I do not hound people to harass their family and friends. 3. Because they connect with the crazy energy on our team – the support and positivity is Contagious – our Tribe has a High Vibe!!!
I've seen some fun challenges you have run for your team. Can you share how you & your team all work together?
Oh my goodness – You have no idea how much fun we have! I am about to sponsor a challenge for the team – whoever does a post about the TurkeyDay LeanOut Challenge – and gets the most “Shares” on Facebook – I will donate $100 to the charity of their choice! Here is more information – the prize pot is already over $3000!!! https://tonyisag.wixsite.com/turkeydaylean-copy. There are 16,000+ of us – we just added 300 new team members last week – it is growing like crazy!
Why do you think your team members are so successful?
I strongly believe that a lot of this success is due to my “Magic DreamBoard”! I have this giant White Board in my home. As I talk to individual team members, I get very clear on their Hopes and Dreams, and their own personal “WHY”. (For example: They may dream because they want to have the option NOT to go to work. They want to spend more time with their kids! Or perhaps they want to make enough money to be completely debt free! We all know that debt is a HUGE stressor on so many marriages and families. Maybe they want to be able to retire their spouse or pursue their PASSION instead of spending 40 to 70 hours a week at a job that does not satisfy or serve them. Then there are others that want to fully fund their children’s college tuition, so they can tell their children to get into the best college they possibly can, and not worry about the cost! And the list goes on and on... Once we are clear on their vision that they are passionate about, we figure out the funds needed to achieve that dream – and then we create a specific, individualized road map and strategy to reach that goal! At that point, their goal goes up on my Magic DreamBoard! I look at that board every single day. I check in and see where they are on our plan. Their dreams become my dreams! And together – we make them happen! It is the coolest thing ever to help someone identify and help them reach their dream!
I know you participated in writing a book about entrepreneurs for budding entrepreneurs. Can you tell me what it was like to be involved in that project? Will there be more books?
I LOVED being part of this project! Especially getting to know the other contributing writers! It was actually a relatively painless way to become a published author! I would love to collaborate on future projects, but given my future goals I am not sure I will ever take on a book on my own.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
1. Max out my current Business Center in my Wellness Company, and begin Building my Re-entry Position. My intention is to identify 3 high caliber women or men who are committed to building a vehicle to fund their Legacy (and see the power and potential of the residual income model to do so) and working exclusively with them.
2. Launch the Coffee Shop Project -- a short term international immersion/exchange program to connect women globally
3. Form the Sunflower Foundation -- a Non-Profit to provide community and support to single women over the age of 40 who want to have a baby, and need financial support for the IVF process.
What is your goal for retirement?
I want to develop a Transformational Retreat Complex hosting groups for corporate retreats, personal growth and transformation work! The project, likely located in the Cinque Terre Region or the Amalfi Coast, will have a fabulous villa adjacent to the complex; suitable for a dining table that seats 14 and having balconies overlooking private gardens and the Mediterranean…
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
YES! First, you need to be clear on what it LOOKS and FEELS like for your business to be up and running and successful! Now, holding on to that vision, find the best female mentor you can find; and don’t limit yourself by financial or logistical constraints! Investing in someone that can help you to prevent costly mistakes is brilliant and will prove to be PRICELESS! Also consider becoming a member of an incubator (“Accelerator Group”) because “Peers are great Mirrors”! Finally, commit to reading at least one book focused on business and personal growth EACH month!
Finally, remember that “happiness is not the crop you harvest when your dreams come true, rather it is the fertilizer that helps them grow to fruition faster!”
More About Dawn...
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The nfuse History:
nfuse, the brainchild of co-founders Emily and Ann, boasts the byline: "deodorant done differently". An interest in magnesium led the duo to further research into the mineral; yielding a plethora of benefits and the fact that 50% of Americans' diets are magnesium-deficient. Knowing the underarm is an extremely permeable part of the body fueled creativity to find a way to deliver magnesium in a simple, yet effective manner. Further experimentation yielded a proprietary blend of highly concentrated magnesium that stood up to the challenge of body odor along with other naturally-derived ingredients and essential oils.
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