Very few people have the luxury of starting a home-based Network Marketing business without having to juggle with finances, primary employment, kids, family, and the list goes on.  Many people have the desire to  create this kind of a business, but they are not sure how to find the time to make it work with all the other tasks and duties that are already their responsibility.  If you are considering such a decision, you might want to consider the following ways that you can find the balance; you can make it happen! There are two secrets I would like to share – one is about time and the other is about selecting the right business.

Blocking the Time

You are not alone!  Virtually everyone who ever decided to shift from employed to self-employed suffered the same anxiety, “How am I going to fit in something else?”  One of the primary keys is truly about blocking out specific time for specific activities and knowing that if you can discipline yourself for this time that you will find yourself more capable than you first thought.  Most home businesses can be managed in roughly four hours per week.   Don’t think you can find that many extra hours?  Simply shift your thinking and your expectations and decide how long you want to work to make this transition happen.

You might want to put your toes into the water, so to speak, with just a couple of hours a week, until you get the hang of blocking out your time.  This way you can get a good feel for which hours actually work best for you – – around your already existing schedule.  You might also have to have a little heart to heart with yourself about your expectations as to how quickly you want to shift from your JOB… maybe  you would prefer getting up an hour earlier each day, or make some other time sacrifice, knowing the ultimate benefit you gain in the time to build your place as an entrepreneur.

Much of what will happen really comes down to your mindset and the amount of personal motivation you have in getting the results you acknowledge you desire.  You must, simply must, look at this venture as one of “creating a business” and not just entertaining some hobby that might or might not work out.  Ask yourself the hard question before you consider such life-altering changes:  “Am I willing to create the necessary time and commitment to succeed – no matter what?”  Your answer will drive your results!   If the answer is yes, if you want something badly enough, you will make it happen.  It takes consistence and persistence to run any business – and you are stepping up the pace just a bit when you decide to put forth the effort and energy to create a different future for yourself and your family.

Making the Right First Choice

Many people run around in the proverbial circle – not sure what the best home-based business would be for them.  They fall prey to every sharp sales person who offers them an “opportunity” to strike it rich.  I just spent the better part of an hour glancing through  a home-based business magazine.   Now, one would think that if someone had the revenue to advertise in such a magazine would a) be doing well financially, and b) be totally on the up and up.   Well, let me tell you… just for fun I did a bit of due diligence on a couple of the expensive full page ads and found that one is a know Ponzi scheme and another one that had 38 scam reports on just one directory!

However, due diligence aside – there are a number of really great Network Marketing companies available for you to use as the foundation of your home-based business, if that is your choice.  The bigger question is more personal in nature – what business would be really attractive to you?  You might be stressed out and just looking for a lifestyle change.   That is a good place to be, provided you look into the many options that are available to you and select one that is interesting, appealing, and matches your core values.

Once you have decided that the opportunity is a good one, that you will get adequate support and training, and that you can actually accomplish what you set out to achieve… your next step toward wrapping up that first best choice about becoming an entrepreneur is to make the shift in your mind from being an employee to that of being a business owner!  Trust yourself that you have made the right decision; trust yourself that you can make it happen; trust yourself to seek out the training or other resources you may require; and trust yourself to have courage and an open mind!

The primary difference in mindset is that this will all be up to you… it can be done and becoming a successful entrepreneur works – provided – you are willing to work at it and make it happen with the attitude of Lisa Nichols, “No Matter What!”  It will always come back to your being personally responsible for the work that does or does not get done.  If you have made the right first choice you will know it… you will never look back and the financial gain you desire will become the by-product of working harder than you ever worked for your employer – doing something that you love!

Jan Vitale… supporting Network Marketing – the business model for a troubled economy.

Vital Enterprises, LLC – – where you can always find great tips, tools and resources about nutrition, vital document storage, disaster preparedness, identity theft, network marketing, networking, and travel…

Note:  I mentioned Lisa Nichols in this article – if you have not read her book, and you are in the mood to be MOTIVATED… you might just want to slip over to Amazon and get a copy… it is a great, and memorable read.   One of those books that – if you read it at just the right time of your life, will give you the most amazing kick in the seat of the pants you could hope to experience! If you are considering making that transition from JOB to self-employed…  NOW would be the perfect time to read it.

No Matter What!: 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love

Coffee… you either love it or hate it!  I know of friends who were not allowed to drink coffee as a kid – because her parents believed it stunted growth.  Is this fact or fallacy?  What you can pretty much count on is that from time to time – new studies and new technology will invalidate previous beliefs – and create new ones.  How about a few…

Coffee Consumption Statistics

The National Coffee Association and The Specialty Coffee Association of America conduct annual surveys regarding coffee consumption each year. The gathered data below can be extremely beneficial to anyone wishing to start a business or just have an insight on coffee consumption.

Results of Gathered Data:

  • Nearly 52% of Americans over 18 years of age drink coffee every day.
  • This represents over 100 million daily drinkers.
  • 30 million American adults drink specialty coffee beverages daily; which include a mocha, latte, espresso, café mocha, cappuccino, frozen/iced coffee beverages, etc.

Average Beverage Price:

  • The average price for an espresso based drink is $2.45
  • The average price for brewed coffee is $1.38.

Coffee Cup Consumption per Day:

  • Men drink as much coffee as women; each consuming an average of 1.6 cups per day.
  • Women seem to be more concerned about the price than men.
  • Among coffee drinkers, the average consumption in the United States is 3.2 cups of coffee per day.

Average Cup Size:

  • The average coffee cup size is 9 ounces.
  • 30% of the population drinks coffee occasionally.

Time of day:

  • 65% of all coffee is consumed during breakfast hours
  • 30% between meals
  • 5% with other meals


  • 35% of coffee drinkers prefer black coffee
  • 60% prefer to add sugar and/or cream


  • Women indicated that drinking coffee is a good way to relax.
  • Men indicated that coffee helps them get the job done.


  • The United States imports in excess of $4 Billion worth of coffee per year.
  • Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world.
  • On an average, 250 Cups of espresso and coffee drinks are sold per day at almost any espresso drive-thru business with a great visible location. (500 cups per day is extraordinary.)
  • Independent coffee shops manage to sell 31% of espresso-based drinks, while the rest is brewed coffee.

There you have it – as a nation we consume more coffee than probably anyone could possibly imagine!  Is coffee your “thing?”  If so, you will want to check out a great gourmet coffee that has been combined with an amazing natural ingredient to create a great-tasting beverage that offers a cleaner, more sustained energy, as well as revitalization for your entire body.
We fittingly call it — Café 2.0!

Jan Vitale,

Vital Enterprises, LLC – – where you can always find great tips, tools and resources about nutrition, vital document storage, disaster preparedness, identity theft, network marketing, networking, and travel…

Our immune system is critical to our ability to live a healthy lifestyle.  The bad news is that many things in our environment impact us whether we want them to or not; the good news is that there are some steps we can take to naturally boost your immune system.  They are simple steps – common sense recommendations about using nutrition to enhance your immunity.

Gone are the days when our physicians were the only resource to well-care, telling us to take specific vitamins or prescribing drug manufactured antibiotics to help us fight off infections. There is a wealth of easily accessible information available to us today that empowers us to care for our bodies and our health in a more natural way, without the use of drugs.  I understand that not everyone is as enamored with research as I am, so I find great delight in doing all that tedious work – and sharing the results with others.  The following is a result of a recent “interest” I had in better managing my health, through nutrition.

Natural Immune Boosters

  1. Garlic, as a natural antibiotic helps fight off infections. It also has anti-viral properties. There are a number of ways it can be consumed in salads, soups, breads, etc. Eating garlic is one of the best ways to boost your immune system naturally.
  2. Omega-3:  Many people do not like fish, but the Omega-3 found in fish is necessary to support your immune system. If you just can’t get to eating more fish, at least consider some high quality fish oils which will help you boost the amount of Omega-3 you are getting and in turn boost your immunity.
  3. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system by stimulating antibodies.  This is a “fun” vitamin to add to your diet… simply start by increasing the amount of red and green sweet peppers, kiwi, oranges, grapefruits, strawberries, papaya, mango, guava, and black currants to make sure you are getting enough vitamin C in your diet.
  4. Vitamin E has powerful antioxidant properties that strengthen the immune system.  Some diets more naturally lend themselves to getting enough Vitamin E.  If yours does not, try eating more sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower oil, safflower oil, corn oil, wheat germ oil, turnip greens, and pine nuts to ensure you are getting enough vitamin E.

News About Antioxidants and other Immune Builders

  1. Antioxidants boost the immune system. You can recognize their existence in the colorful pigments of fruits and vegetables.
  2. Carotenoids are plentiful in carrots, apricots and sweet potatoes ,mangoes, squash, spinach, kale, collard greens, tomatoes, guava, and pink grapefruit.
  3. Bioflavinoids are at their greatest benefit when you partake of the white pith just beneath the citrus peel of an orange or grapefruit.  They are also found in peppers, grapes, onions, garlic, berries, green and white herbal tea and buckwheat.
  4. Yogurt has long been known to impact your immune system.  The immune system is dependent on the health of your digestive system. Cultured foods, such as yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut, as well as probiotics, populate your digestive system with the good bacteria necessary to boost immunity. Keep in mind that sugar feeds the bad bacteria in the digestive system- ingest as little as is humanly possible for the greatest health benefit.
  5. Echinacea is a well-known herb for boosting immunity. It works best when taken as a tea in fresh leaf form, but can also be taken as tea from dried leaves, as a tincture, or in capsule form.
  6. Gano – the healthy coffee: You can experience a great-tasting beverage that offers a cleaner, more sustained energy, as well as revitalization for your entire body.  VISIT HERE for more information about the full nutritional benefits of this delightful drink in a variety of flavors and styles.

Beyond Nutrition

  1. Your Mental Health and Your Immune System: Your body performs better when you get enough sleep. Making sure you get enough rest is the most important way to boost your immune system. Emotions and stress also weaken our bodies, and the more rested we are, the less we respond to stressful situations, and can effectively minimize breakdowns in our immunity.
  2. Exercise and Immunity: Getting your body moving and getting your blood flowing improves your overall health and helps to prevent illness. It is not necessary to undertake a major exercise program; it is only necessary to begin moving a little more each day.
  3. Wash Your Hands: Most people do not realize how many times each day they touch their mouth, nose, eyes, and ears with their hands, so cleanliness is essential.  This means that what Mom tried to teach you about washing your hands will help prevent the spread of illness and manage your immune system.
  4. The Sun Boosts Your Immune System Naturally: We are frequently admonished to stay out of the sun and wear skin protection, but what we are not told frequently enough is how important Vitamin D is to our overall health.  The sun is one of only a few ways that our bodies get the levels of Vitamin D we need to fight off infection.

There, you have it… a few things that will help YOU better manage your immune system in natural ways.

Until next time… visit my website for more healthy living.

Jan Vitale, your Nutrition Nanny