The name of my website is Change With Connie and I recently got asked, "Change what?"
Change is a big word, so let's explore it a little!
Over the last 16 months, we have gone through a ton of change ourselves, me mostly! From sick, to so much better!
As a couple and even as a family, we have seen quite a bit of change, as well.
My husband's counseling practice has exploded, which is good, but at the same time kinda sad. So many people need so much help!
Our children are all settled in other states and they are very happy. We are happy for them, but we also miss them, Our youngest daughter got married--and that's a super exciting change!
There has been change in our business as well, and that's the change I want this website to focus on. Our goal from the beginning has been to be agents of positive change for people.
We know that many people need to change their health. Either from very sick to well or from, "just not feeling that great" to "feeling great"!
We also know that people often desire a change in their lifestyle. To go from having a job you really don't enjoy or maybe dread, to being involved with something you can feel really good about, is a big deal.
We also know that most people could use a little change in their finances today!
These 3 reasons are why we do what we do! Since our involvement with Touchstone Essentials, these 3 areas have seen tremendous positive change, not only for us, but for the people that have joined out team.
Let me share some of these successes with you!
First, some positive health changes:
Now for some positive lifestyle changes:
We are building a team of like-minded people. We have been able to travel quite a bit more because sharing and caring is our "job" and we can do that everywhere. Because of the improvements in our health, we are more active and engaged.
Many of our team members are moms of young children and they are finding it so simple to share the power of what we are doing with their friends. It's a simple as, "I found this. Take a look at this video and let me know if it might benefit you and your family. I'll give you a call tomorrow to see what you think."
Here are some of the things we are hearing from people that get involved.
Such a sense of belonging. A real sense of being supported. Truly making a difference. Having a positive impact in our community. Confidence and boldness in sharing truth about health and wellness, Having people over to share this with is FUN!
Last, but certainly not least, a few positive financial changes:
Like I said above, we are prospering enough to travel quite a bit more. In fact, going to Hawaii for our daughter's wedding wasn't a problem at all!! We have made enough money to pay off 5, yes 5, credit cards! We are currently putting aside money monthly for a trip to Bora Bora to celebrate my husband and my son-in-law's birhtdays in 2016. Not to mention, we make enough each month from our residual income to cover the cost of us taking all of the amazing Touchstone Essentials products, which is why our health and energy are so improved!! Talk about a win-win!!
We aren't the only ones. Most of the active members on our team make enough to cover their monthly products. At our last area event one of the gals shared that she has gotten a check each and every month since joining Touchstone Essentials. That made several others realize that was true for them as well. That's pretty amazing!
What changes would you like to see in your life?
Does your health, or the health of someone you care about, need help? Are you open to learning the truth about how our bodies are designed to be self-healing if given the right "stuff" to do so?
Could your lifestyle use a little make-over? Have you always wanted to make a difference? Or, have you always wanted to be part of something bigger than just doing a job? Are you concerned with some of the things happening in our world that are having a negative affect on people everywhere? Would you like to be a part of the solution?
How about a little boost in your finances? Would you like to travel a little more than you are now? Could you use some extra income? Maybe to pay off some credit cards, buy a new car, have products that truly help your health paid for each month, or simply have a little extra to dote on your grandchildren!! Whatever help a little extra cash could be for you each month, we would love the opportunity to show you how to make that happen.
Don't let change be scary anymore! Let us show you how you can simply add the Touchstone Essentials model to your life, either part-time or gung ho (like us) and see the positive effects from it! If anything you read here, speaks to any part of you and your heart's desires, take the first step now!!
Watch this short Touchstone Essentials video and meet Eddie Stone, the founder and CEO. See if his mission and vision line up with yours at all.
If this speaks to you, take the next step now and contact us right away by clicking here!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Until then, have a happy health-filled day!
We had a discussion about the thoughts surrounding a new year. Many people agree that the calendar simply changing to January doesn't automatically feel like time for change. Most people have a better sense of the need for change around their birthday. Because my birthday happens to be on new year's eve, I have both!!
So, it is a new year and I am another year older. It really does feel like time to look at things a little differently, a little deeper. I have a settled sense of peace that I don't think I had before. I told my friends on Sunday that I feel sorta grown up! It only took 55 years but maybe I'm ready to be an adult.
One thing that is resonating in me right now is thinking about quality over quantity. I am doing some online study for personal growth and to be a better steward of the business we are involved with and can't help but notice how much STUFF is marketed out there!!!
You name it, you can find it! Can't name it? Just start looking and you'll find something you didn't even know you need and all of a sudden you will have an overwhelming sense of need for it! Too much!!
I want to do something this year and encourage you to consider it. I want to give a lot of thought to what we need, what we really need. Then I want to be purposeful about what I want, what I really want. Then I want to focus on finding the absolute best and not settle for good just to have more.
Let's flesh that out a little....
Obviously we need food. Let's not fill the pantry with processed food but let's choose daily the best and freshest food that will bring strength and nourishment. I want it to taste good, so that is a deciding factor.
We need gasoline for our car. Let's not fill our tank with subpar quality fuel that may damage our engine, but seek out and buy non-ethanol gasoline that is better for our engine, our environment and gives us better mileage. (We will do this until we get our Tesla, of course)
We need personal care items, like soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. Let's not fill our cabinets with products that actually interrupt our hormone balance and expose our cells to toxin simply because they smell good. Let's buy quality items that are pure, plant-based with healing properties. We can still enjoy smelling good because lots of these quality products use ingredients like coconut and almond oil, yum!!
Do you see where I am going with this? This thought process will trim away the need to be marketed to, because I will be seeking out the best and not waiting for major advertisers to sell me on what's best.
If you look at each category of need and want you have, you will find 100s if not 1000s of companies offering you what they say is best. We must know the truth about what makes a product the best then seek it out.
We have a short list of companies that we trust. Creating a short list is the only way to protect yourself from falling victim to scams and/or lessor quality ideas and products. We know that companies are ran by people and those people can be over taken by greed and sometimes move away from quality. This is true of many food and health and wellness companies. So, be vigilant. Never stop reading labels and googling ingredients.
I used to buy a particular brand of cracker. Crackers are processed food and should be eaten in extreme moderation, but I found one that we liked and it wasn't too bad. After several months of buying them and simply eating them, I re-looked at the list of ingredients and saw that they had added something new. When I did the research I found out that sales were done for this particular flavor so that had to add a flavor enhancer to get the sales back up. That flavor enhancer is an excitotoxin very similar to MSG.
So my goal for 2015 is to honestly evaluate our needs and wants. Pare back on how much we need. Seek out the very best in each category that we can afford. And lastly, remain vigilant about holding the companies we choose to support to the standards that first attracted us to that company. Guess what? We can do just that! Holding a company accountable is as easy as giving them your money or not!!
Will you join me? Will you choose to be a little more conscientious about your choices? Will you choose to be a little more honest about what you really need and want? Will you choose to be a little more picky about the products you buy? Together we can make a difference.
There are companies out there, many companies, that really shouldn't continue to survive. Companies that sell garbage! But they market it in such a way that we are fooled into buying it, consuming it, and end up paying an even higher cost with our health.
Have you made New Year's resolutions? Are you resolved to do things better?
I am actually starting this new year with a nasty flu bug!!My health has been improving so much over the last 15 months that getting sick has kinda thrown me off!!
That being so, I have decided to do some very deep and personal work. I have been focused on getting well, but also on “getting better”.
Personal growth is an important part of life that often gets moved to the back burner. Living life and simply getting things done is usually our default mode. So, this sick time has made me slow down and look at a few areas a little closer.
My husband and I enjoy the show Shark Tank (when we actually have time to watch TV!). The other night we saw a very compelling episode that really made me ponder what we are doing and why we are doing what we are doing.
There were 2 young men that have crafted very high quality golf putters. I know very little about golf but their message went way above golfing. They came onto the stage dressed in old fashioned golf attire and began talking about the legacy of golf. They spoke about the skill and craftsmanship that has been lost in the development of golf equipment. Very quickly the investors saw that the putters these young men have created as top of the line, like none they have seen, 1st in class, etc. Compliments flew, then all of a sudden things took a turn.
Sales were not fantastic in the United States but much better in Japan and Scotland and the investors all wanted to know why that was. The young men shared that they had taken their putters to the PGA and everyone was very impressed. They also had gone to Japan and Scotland and those folks weren't just impressed, they bought!! And bought a lot!
The reason for the difference in how these countries received these putters was astounding to me! In the US they were told that they would have to give a putter to every single big name in the PGA and wait for one of them to endorse it. In Japan and Scotland they did not see the need for celebrity endorsement because they could clearly see and appreciate the quality and integrity in these well crafted putters for themselves.
It saddens me to think that in our culture we have lost the ability to see quality and integrity unless someone with celebrity status points it out!
Why have we become people that value the opinions of others more than what we know to be true ourselves?
And why are the people we trust the most celebrities!?
We have walked away from the desire to build something made to last and traded it for something flashy. We have lost the idea of "legacy".
Most of you know that we got involved with Touchstone Essentials a little over a year ago. The reason we did is because we saw for ourselves that this is a company of the highest quality and integrity. We didn't see the need to wait for some celebrity to find out about it and then endorse it for us to be involved.
Touchstone Essentials is a lot like these two young men that have created these putters. Touchstone Essentials is in the business of creating the most comprehensive, high quality, top of the line, best-in class, whole-food health solutions available anywhere!! They are also passionate about impacting the world! Creating and leaving a legacy of health!
In the 15 months that we have been connected with Touchstone Essentials, we have seen people leave for more flashy ideas. Ideas that compromise the integrity they could clearly see with Touchstone Essentials. Ideas that gather hype and celebrity. Ideas that lack the foundational truth about purity and wholeness.
We know that desperation often leads to compromise. Building something to impact the world and creating a legacy takes time. In the supplement world particularly, there is a solid wall of lies that must be torn down before a legacy of purity and truth can be built.
We have decided to lock arms with Eddie Stone and his team at Touchstone Essentials, knowing that it is going to take some time for people to learn and understand what is really going on in the supplement world.
We also understand that finding like-minded people to help do this work and share this vision takes time. We have time...Certainly time for something this important.
What is important to you? If you are reading this and thinking that you would like to be involved with something big, something that has the ability to impact millions for many years to come, something that really does matter, maybe you should consider Touchstone Essentials.
No hype, little flash, lots of truth, and amazing life changing results is what Touchstone Essentials is all about. We focus on training and team building while sharing the truth about supplements with people that want to know. No high pressure stalking tactics, just caring and sharing.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for considering how you decide to buy something. Do you look for quality then trust yourself when you believe you find it or do you wait for celebrities to sell you? Professional endorsement is fine but should not be the only standard we trust. Through personal growth you can become the person you trust the most!!
Even though right now I am sitting on my bed with a fever, cough, and sore throat I know that 2015 is going to be an amazing year for me! I am committed to personal growth to be healthy, well, and better! Nothing can sway we from this commitment, how about you?
Have a Happy, and Health-Filled New Year!!
Do you like ice cream?
I sure do like ice cream - even though, now a'days, it's a pretty rare treat.
Point is, I like it. My favorite is orange sherbet with dark chocolate chips; yum!
I had lunch with a friend the other day and we spent some time catching up. Part of catching up is talking about the business we are both involved in.
We both shared our discouragement with trying to get our friends to take a look at what we are doing.
We are advocates for health and we are entrepreneurs. Nothing weird or scary, just advocates for health and entrepreneurs.
If I opened an ice cream shop, don't you think I would want to tell everyone I know that we were opening an ice cream shop?
Wouldn't it be reasonable for me to want everyone I know to come and try our ice cream, maybe enjoy some samples, and ultimately buy all of their ice cream from us?
I think these are reasonable expectations when starting a new business.
Before the entire world hears about you, your first goal is to share your new venture with your friends; partly because you know that your friends will be honest about the quality of your ice cream and help you make some adjustments before the masses start coming!
Now hold on. Don't get too excited...we are NOT opening an ice cream shop!
Like I said, we are advocates for health and we are entrepreneurs. We have been doing this for almost a year now and, to be honest, most of our friends - old and new - have pretty much ignored our requests to take a look at our business.
I have a few guesses about why this is so:
First of all, network marketing - at least for us - is not about the hunt or the pressure. For us, it's about caring and sharing.
We got involved with the company we did because we have a very strong passion for health and wellness. This care certainly extends to the people we know, care about, and trust.
Secondly, no one looks like a walking dollar sign to us. People look like friends to us. Some are fine in their life and health, but others are broken, sick and hurting, and we believe we have some solutions.
This is a pretty big topic of conversation for us because we are in the building phase of our business, but, believe me, we still have lots of other stuff going on!
Warren's ministry schedule is very full, and I still have a home to run and a family to care about. Our business was not even on the radar in Hawaii when our daughter got married.
Here are a few more reasons why I think you might be ignoring me:
Also, I really would like to know what your thoughts are about my endeavor.
I see some of the things you all are doing on Facebook and I research what I can to find out what's going on with you. I think if you asked me to look at something you were promoting, I would!
An honest, “I'm not interested,” or “I don't have time,” or “I don't wanna re-connect,” would be easier to deal with than no response.
If we didn't believe whole-heartedly in this company and this line of health products, we certainly wouldn't waste your time with it because we wouldn't waste our time with it.
The number one reason, beyond our own healing, that we are doing this is to share possible healing products, solutions, and ideas with people we know and care about.
So, I just wanted to clear the air and tell you that we care about you, your family, and your health.
We don't have yummy ice cream for you to come and try, but what we do have could be a lot more important and of much greater valuable.
If what I have shared here has made our motive a little more clear, please click on the links below and let me know what you think.
I really am interested in your thoughts. We live in a world where communicating digitally really is the easiest and most common way, so please don't think my effort is less heart-felt than in-person.
If you look at what we are doing and think there is absolutely nothing of value for you, let me know and I'll understand completely. However, if something resonates with you like it did with us, let me know that as well.
If you are new here, I look forward to getting to know you. If you are already a friend, I love you and look forward to connecting again soon!!!
Have a happy and health-filled day,
Video 1: The Good Inside
Video 2: Why Touchstone
Video 3: Skin Serum Results
Video 4: The Time is Now
Video 5: A Healthy Opportunity
Email me to share your thoughts - please?
Can I be honest? Hope so - cuz it's kinda what I do best :)
First of all, among other things, we are network marketers.
We joined Touchstone Essentials last October, and haven't regretted our decision once.
What I want to be honest about is what this means to you, our friends.
Network marketing tends to have a reputation of being about people begging, hounding, and chasing people down - especially family and friends!
I think there are still some people doing things that way, but we are not those kind of folks.
We got involved with this company for a number of reasons. Of course we want to share it with people that we care about, because we believe in it so much and believe the company and its products really are the best available.
However, we do not want anyone to get involved at any level because we have somehow made you feel like you have to!!
So, what do we want from you, our friends?
We just want you to be patient with us while we build our business.
We would love it if you would be somewhat interested in what we are doing, just as we are interested in whatever it is you are doing.
We would also greatly appreciate you understanding that we made this decision based on some very sound facts after a great deal of research, and if you would respect this decision we have made.
On top of that, we would be honored if you look at what we are doing or would consider recommending us to someone else you know.
Mostly, though, just remain our friends as we build our business, knowing we do not expect any of you to get involved.
The bulk of our job right now is looking for people that are open to looking at opportunities for better health, access to income generation, and being part of the growingest industry in the world.
We certainly don't want to work with people that feel pushed or coerced into doing something.
We simply want and need to find people who have an entrepreneurial spirit, people who love to take risks because they understand that some risk-taking is often worth the risk.
We are looking for people that are self-motivated and coachable.
Many people that have tried network marketing or have thought about it but didn't think they could do it, agree that the #1 reason is lack of support and/or training.
We have amazing upline support, continue to learn and grow ourselves, and we are determined to do whatever is necessary to make it available to everyone who partners with us as well.
We can't know if this business model might be something that could benefit you or not, unless we ask. We do know that if you give the products a seriously look, you will love them!
Some bottom-line questions to help your sort through this:
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, would you do both you and us a favor by taking a look at what we are doing?
If you answered "No,", perhaps you know someone that is looking for just such an opportunity?
If your answer is "No," or "Not now," no problem! We still love you and want the best for you!!
However, if you say "Yes," and decide to join us, we promise to give you our best and help you succeed!!
This truly is the BEST home-based business on the planet!
Have a happy & health-filled day!
Truth Matters - Touchstone
Small Changes for BIG RESULTS - Take CHARGE of your life, health, and even wealth!
Make some smart but simple changes and your life will change DRAMATICALLY:
STOP EATING MAN-MADE CHEMICALS!!!
SUPPLEMENTS ARE NECESSARY because we CANNOT get all we need from food alone. Problem is, almost everything on the market has some level of synthetic, man-made chemical replacing or in addition to the vitamins and minerals we need.
Our bodies are designed to be self-healing with proper nutrition from FOOD. They were NOT designed to metabolize CHEMICALS or SYNTHETICS – these turn into WASTE, FAT or DISEASE!
Join the revolution today, and start taking back control of your own health and wellness!
Have a happy and health-filled day,
This is a common question, and one we all usually assume the answer to is "Yes." We found out that isn't always the case.
Several days ago, one of our team members pointed out a very interesting fact about the cost and value of Touchstone Essentials supplements.
We looked closely at the "Essentials" product in particular. Here is what we found:
Touchstone Essentials' anti-aging formula of Essentials provides 33 servings of organic, non-GMO raw whole-food nutrition in each 3-capsule serving.
With each bottle containing 30 servings, that equals the nutritional content of 990 servings of organic food.
This amazing whole-food formula retails for $59.95 (wholesale is even less).
Are you ready for this???? That makes each serving about 6 cents apiece!!! (Again, wholesale is even less!!)
Yes, we also need to eat food. Supplements are just that, supplements to what we eat.
However, it is getting harder and harder to find truly nutritious food. That is why we believe we need a base of nutrition that comes from these high quality whole-food supplements.
We really believe we can now worry less about nourishing our bodies they way they need to be nourished, and are seeing the results in powerful ways.
The next obvious question was, "How can Touchstone Essentials possibly provide this level of nutritionally sound supplements for that low a cost?"
The answer to this question is really a pretty big deal.
Touchstone Essentials has made a commitment to purity in each and every product they produce.
The Founder and CEO, Eddie Stone, carries this commitment into all areas of his mission and vision.
He truly is figuring out how to create and maintain a high level of quality while also minimizing the impact of producing products that don't leave a heavy foot print.
Sustainable farming, organic practices, and high-integrity cGMP manufacturing really can be done affordably, if done right.
While we do not know all of the practices in place, we were thoroughly impressed when we learned about just one of these very important practices in place at Touchstone Essentials.
That one practice is field-side drying. This one process makes the produce needing to be shipped significantly lighter and far less bulky than the raw materials, and therefore extremely cheaper to ship!
So, when it comes to our health and the health of those we love and care about, less than 6 cents a serving is not simply affordable, but a true bargain!! Don't ya think??
Order your Touchstone Essentials today and start building the base of cellular health and nutrition you really need for a healthy and vibrant life.
Go to www.TruthMatters.MyTouchstoneEssentials.com and see for yourself just how easy and affordable it really is to take care of yourself and your loved ones!!
Have a health-filled and happy day!!
Are you leading or being led?
This is question I ask myself often. Both are good and necessary for different times in life.
Because my husband and I are in relationship marketing and because of our positioning in our company, we are considered leaders. That being so, we have great need to continue to be led as well!
Isn't this true for everyone - always?
We learn things (are led) and we share them (we lead).
For many years I spent the bulk of my time sick in bed. Because of my driven kind of personality, I couldn't just lie there; I still felt compelled to be doing something.
So, I read, studied, researched, and listened to tons and tons of experts in health and wellness.
What emerged from those seemingly dark years was a great desire to attain better health for myself (I was led), but also a burning desire to share better health with others (I wanted to lead).
This really is what life and business are all about.
For instance, I learned that cilantro is an excellent food for detoxing. So, we incorporated cilantro into our daily diet. OK, not really daily. (My husband doesn't love cilantro like I do so I had to hide it in his green drink.) Even so, I began sharing the amazing recipe we came up with for using cilantro to help detox and people really appreciated it. (You will find this recipe at the end of this post :)
Bottom line, I was led to try it and I now lead others to try it. Guess what?
That's network/relationship marketing!
And this is exactly what we are doing with Touchstone Essentials and how we are able to be successful at it.
We were led to understand the power of detoxing with Pure Body and Pure Body Extra Strength. We were also led to understand the importance of supplementing with truly pure, whole-food supplements. And we were led to understand how vital it is to keep our skin as healthy as possible. With all of this knowledge and understanding, we are compelled to lead others to this same understanding.
So, as we are led, we lead, and SO CAN YOU!
If you are willing to be led in order to lead, you can be a leader, too!
Here's the recipe I promised:
(If you use a few frozen items there is no need for ice. )
1 celery stick
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp Chia seeds
1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp spirulina
½ cup of frozen berries
½ cup fresh parsley
½ cup fresh cilantro
1 leaf chard or kale (I hate kale)
1 leaf collard greens
1 leaf mustard greens
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 Tbsp ground flax-seed
We process all of this in a Nutra-Bullet and it really pulverizes everything. So you can keep the peelings and seeds with all ingredients.
Kale is amazing, we just don't like it. 9That doesn't make us bad people, lol!)
We also don't use spinach because I am fighting advanced osteoporosis and (many people don't know it) spinach is not good for osteoporosis. The metabolic process actually leaches some calcium from bones.
You can certainly adjust this recipe to taste. In whatever greens you prepare, make sure to include cilantro, parsley, and Chia seeds to make it a detox drink.
The amazing thing about Touchstone Essentials detox products are that on the days I don't have time to make this drink (or just don't feel like it) I can be assured that I am still doing my daily gentle and effective detox routine!
Have a happy and health-filled day!
Everyone deserves "the Good Inside," and, yes, "Purity is Possible."