Do You Want To Start A Home Based Business

But Are Asking Yourself, "Can I Do This?"

I love this quote by Mark Twain.  It really is true to some extent.  What happens is this.  You have a idea or a deep down desire to start a home business but because you are so paralyzed by fear and all your past failures that you don't take action to move in that direction.

And so night after night, you lay in bed and think about it... silently.. pondering... dreaming... wondering...

.. and then you get to the end of your life and live in "what if's" and regret.  

Don't do that.  You have ONE life.  Go for your dreams!




Anytime you come across a new idea, hobby interest, skill set, we ask ourselves if we can actually grasph and do what it is that's in my mind and intention.

Well, for the most part, the answer is yes.

Whether it's.....

... losing weight...

... or taking up a new hobby like painting, gardening, woodworking, scrapbooking, baseball card collecting...

... or going back to college to get a degree...

... or climbing Mt. Everest...

... or starting a home based business...

It's really simple if think about it.  I didn't say easy, I said simple.  Here's the steps.

1)  Decide what you want to do.

2)  Be committed to the learning curve.

3)  Be committed with time, energy and cost involved.

4)  Don't give up.

5)  Find a mentor who has already achieved what you want to do.

6)  Join a forum, a group, a community, whether online or offline where there's others who are on the same journey as you are.  This way you can exchange ideas, share inspiration and encouragement, have people to celebrate your progress with and help each other along the way.  You will also make life long friends during this process.  It's absolutely amazing and your life will become so much more richer through these friendships.

So, if the question is whether YOU can start your home based business and be successful, the answer is yes.  The better answer is a series of questions to ask yourself to find a more absolute/guaranteed answer.  


Will You Go Through The Changes In
Your Life Necessary To Effect Success?



The series of questions you need to ask yourself are: 

"Will you make a decision and not go back on your word?"

"Do you want it bad enough to go through the personal change required?"

"Will you stay the course and not give up?" "Will you moan and groan and complain about the things you must do as a home business entrepreneur or will you move forward with a happy and grateful heart?" 

"Will you get the education, the classes, the training, the tools and resources you need to learn what it is you need to learn to brand yourself, to market your business, to be a leader, to set up your process and automation so you can make sales to earn the money you are seeking?"

You see, lots of people say they want to have a home based business if they don't have to learn anything or spend any money.  

Who does that make sense to?


Proof Is Everywhere

When you sit in a room filled with 5,000 people who are sharing their stories about WHY they started their home based business...

... and you see people on stage who actually worked their business, who got the education, who applied what they learned, who put in the time, energy and effort, who took action in spite of not being in the mood or afraid but did it anyway....

... and you see company stats showing how much money has been paid out in commissions...

You can see the proof.  The proof is all around you.

--- Proof of the personal growth people are experiencing.  This is called "breakthroughs".

--- Proof of income and lifestyle.

--- Proof the company is real, the people is real, the success is real.

Here's the thing my friends....

I can show you my results to prove it works, like the picture here, but that doesn't guarantee YOU will make any money, does it.  Common sense tells you that you are responsible for making things work in your own life.  Yes?  I mean, let's get real.

If you're looking for proof that YOU will make money, we can show you pictures and show you company stats and verification of income all day long.  It's about YOU.  

You have to ask yourself if you'll do what it takes.  It takes learning.  It takes working.  It takes failing forward.  I was willing to do that and committed to never quitting.  How about you?

There's plenty of proof it works.  "It" being a home based business.  "It" being Empower Network products, community, company, people, support.


I can tell you this.  Anyone CAN do it.

I can tell you I'm just a baby boomer who didn't grow up with computers.  

I can tell you I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.  

I don't comprehend technical stuff.  

I don't have a college degree. 

I'm an introvert.  

I have things I need to work on like losing weight that I'm really self conscious of.

I have been through some crap in the last 7 years... divorce, bankrutpcy, foresclosure, death of a parent... and the list goes on.

And the ONLY difference between me and anyone who ... is a level of belief in themselves that no matter what, I can open a book, or watch a video, or hire someone for a hour to hand hold me through something ... and learn.  And apply.  

And if it still doesn't work, I can go back to the drawing board and try it a different way.  And read a book, and watch a video and hire soeone for an hour to hand hold me through something.

My focus is on the END result.  Not the process.  I believe in myself, even with all my flaws and inadequacies and the DNA I was born with.


Because in the past, there have been things I knew nothing about and learned and succeeded.

I graduated from high school.

I raised children.

I cook, clean, sew, scrapbook, camp, collect baseball cards, scuba dive, swim, the list goes on.

At some point, I had to learn these things.  I wasn't born with the skills.   And learned because I had to and on some things... I wanted to on other things.

One thing I wanted to do REALLY bad... was to have a home based business where I can use just my laptop and generate income from online sales.

So I set the intention, made the decision, got the education which I paid for, bought some products to use them and make sure I could stand behind them, joined communities, got to networking events, and really... got to work.  

I failed forward.

But, I did it.  I'm still doing it.

I learn all the time.  I still have fears but I do the thing I'm afraid of anyway because it helps me to grow myself.

See how that works?  Any reason you can't apply the same common sense to your life and your succes?  NO!


Seek out that which you want to learn
so you can live an amazing life!



The Real Question Is Your Own Belief

Do you believe YOU can learn and apply what you learn?

Do you believe YOU can hire someone to help you with anything you need a little more help with?  Do you hire tutors for your children?  Same thing.

Do you believe YOU can have conversations with others who are going through the same learning curve and share ideas to help each other?

Do you believe YOU can type on your laptop?

Do you believe YOU can put in a couple hours a day to work on your business?

Do you believe YOU can go to the library and read books on personal development to better yourself?

Do you believe YOU can listen to personal growth audios?

Do you believe YOU have the ability to not quit on yourself?

Do you believe YOU can place an ad or learn to make a blog post like this and share your heart and what's on your mind even if the thought scares you?

Do you believe YOU can decide to not stay a victim to your circumstances or your past and put that behind you?  Are you willing to get help and do whatever it takes to change your mindset to be a victor and not a victim?

If so, yes, you can do it!  No reason you can't!  

Only YOU stand in your way.

I Believe In You!

Sometimes you have to borrow belief until you have your own.  I believe you can do anything with Desire and knowing your WHY.

Why do you want to have a home based business?

What's in it for you?

When your desire and Why are clear my friend... nothing will stop you.

Not negative family and friends.

Not the fear of learning.

Not the cost of getting started.

Nothing will stop you.

And you'll be more free than you've ever been your whole life.  


Where to Start?  Get Your Blog.

If you're ready to get started in your business, you will need a blog.  It doesn't matter what business you have or what your product is.  

Your blog is your online real estate that allows people to get to know, like and trust you.

It's a place where people can come and learn more about how your products will solve their problem.  

Blog can be a pain in the butt and costly to start and maintain.  This is why I use the Empower Network blog.  It's $25/mo and that's for your hosting, your customizable themes, plugins, the works.  Its no fuss, no bother, easy to use.

Get your blog here.


Okay my friends....

So, again, there are three main questions people have before getting started with their home based business and using Empower Network as their educational platform.

The first one we already talked about.  It was "Is Empower Network For Real?"

The Second one is the one we're talking about today which is the issue of whether or not you can do this.

The third one is "Will there be support for me?"  And we'll talk about that on my next blog.

In the meantime, let me know of any other questions or concerns you have.  I want to help you believe in yourself and Empower Network as your educational platform. It has everything you need to succeed... Just add YOU.  :)

Have an awesome day!  At the time of this writing, I'm enjoying a 7 day Disney vacation so I'm heading out to play with the family.  Making memories to last a lifetime.  I'm so grateful for my business and going through the learning curve has been SO worth it!

I wish you your best life!



The income claims represented in this blog post are extraordinary and do not make a guarantee for your success or income level. Please see Empower Network's average affiliate earnings at: http://www.empowernetwork.com/income

Is Empower Network Real You Ask?


Is Empower Network Real?

I get asked this all the time.  Actually there are three questions people most often ask just before making a decision to join and get started.  Theyare:

1.  Is Empower Network for real?

2.  Will it work for me?

3.  Will there be support for me?

In this article, I'll address number 1.  

So, .....

When people ask me about Empower Network by saying "Is this real?", I'm always a bit surprised, especially if they are on my list, follow me on Facebook or otherwise know me through social media or offline because they know I'm passionate about the mission behind it.  

Yes it's real!

It's mission is to empower people to step into their greatness and create the life they want.  It provides internet marketing training, tools and resources as well as personal develpment.

What does "Is it real" mean actually?  

It's a real company, with a real office in St. Petersburg, Florida, with a real staff.

In fact, Empower has chosen the best of the best in every division to lead the company to a billion dollar company in the next three years.  Here's a couple of "things" to help you see it's real.

While its not everything about Empower Network, these are some important factors at a glance to show you that yes, its REAL.



Kevin Thompson, Esq., is known for ethical practices and guiding companies through the laws and compliance issues for network marketing companies. Thompson has served Empower Newtork for 2+ years at the time of this writing and is known to be be the best network marketing attorney in the industry.



Empower Network selected LaunchMen as its marketing agency of record after working collaboratively with the firm for several months.

LaunchMen, founded in 2010, helps people market themselves and focuses on online marketing. It also assists companies in successfully launching new products and services.




Mars Burden is CMO.  On August 13, 2014, Empower named Mars Burden as its first chief marketing officer.

Prior to working with Empower Network, Burden served as the chief marketing officer and director of marketing for major online marketing companies. He also worked as a freelance marketer and consultant for 20 years.

I met Mars in October of 2014.  He's absolutely an incredible human being and so honored to know him.  He's tall too!  That myself and Mars in the pic above.




Jonathan is the CEO of Empower Network.  He is at the meeting point of his two greatest joys: leadership and business. He spends much of his time traveling and meeting with leaders and customers.  Since joining Empower Network in 2013, the company



Making a dent in the homeless community.

Empower Network holds several events a year and we never leave the venue without giving back to the homeless.  That's the area of interest Empower has chosen to leave our footprint.  

The interest in serving the homeless is because the founder of the company, David Wood, was homeless at one time.  The picture above was taken at our recent event in Orlando where the company donated $10,000 to the homeless needs there locally.



Visit Empower Network's official website, look around, read about the products, the staff, the community.  I believe you''ll love what you see!


If you're wonder if Empower Network is real my friend... yes it is.

I'll share with you the second question people ask most often before getting started with Empower Network tomorrow.  Stay tuned..

If you 

To Your Best Life....

Debbie Turner

Speaker at the Empower Network Washington DC 2014 Regional

PS:  Here's the system I'm using with Empower Network that frees me up to focus on marketing and not having to do everything else.  It's great.  Learn more here.

The Magic Of Day 1



The  Magic Of Day 1

Have you ever made a decision to accomplish a thing, whatever that thing was but you dreaded getting started because the road ahead seemed so long?

Well, I love Day 1.  I want to help you love Day 1 also.

You see, Day 1 represents....

a new beginning...

a fresh start...

a clean slate...

a step in the right direction...

the certainty that no matter what, I'll be a better person through this journey.


How To Approach Day 1

Here's a tip to help you through the journey of getting to where you want.  

Don't view day of as hard or struggle or long or anything like that.

See Day 1 as the end result of what you're trying to accomplish.  I mean REALLY experience it.  Do visualization.

So for example....

If you have decided to quit smoking,

....close your eyes and future experience....

FEEL what it's like to be smoke free.  

SEE your lungs as healthy taking in deep live giving breaths.

SEE yourself in good health.  

FEEL the new energy and freedom you have with your new smoke free body.


If you have decided to lose weight, 

....close your eyes and future experience....

FEEL what it's like to get up in the morning and slip on those jeans with ease.

FEEL how good it feels to be in control of your appetite and your decisions for healthy eating habits.

SEE yourself standing tall with more self confidence because you know you look good.

FEEL how good it is to be able to walk faster and further without tiring.  Your range of motion is better and you're quicker on your feet.

SEE your doctors report and hear them say "good job!"... Your vitals are great!


If you have decided to start your home based business, 

....close your eyes and future experience....

FEEL how good it feels to fire your boss and create the time freedom you've always wanted.

SEE your bank account with enough money coming in every week that you don't have to stress.

FEEL how good it feels to have learned the skills of marketing anything... so no matter how old you are, no matter what physical limitations you have, you have the certainty that you can create income through applying those.

FEEL how good it is to know you are solving problems for people and they are grateful to you for sharing your product or service with them.

FEEL how great it is to sleep until you're fully rested, every day.  

FEEL how awesome it is to not have to get permission from a boss or a check book to take a vacation or chaperone your child's field trip.

SEE your life the way you dream it.

That's what should be in your mind and in your heart and your very being on Day 1.  

... and Day 2

... and Day 3

... and Day 14

... and Day 26

... and Day whatever... until you have accomplished the thing.

Your Decision and Commitment to that decision will propell you into achieving that which you seek to achieve.


What if you fall off the wagon?

Day 1 can always be started over if you fell off for awhile.

Otherwise, just pick up and keep going...

But have the right mindset.  Don't see it as a negative.  See your days filled with the outcome and be excited about your journey, your destination, and for what's in store after you achieve your goals.


I call this the Magic of Day 1

When you focus on your end goal, Day 1 is fun and exciting and totally worth whatever comes your way!  


Do You Need A Day 1 To Start A Journey?

I just came back from my Empower Network event in Orlando (which is a magical city as you know... hehe) and I heard so many stories of people who are on journeys to freedom they seek.

Mom and Dads who want to be full time parents

Boomers who want to leave a financial legacy for their children

Families who want to travel

Individuals who have a passion for charitable giving

Seniors who don't want to rely on government for health care policies and expenses.

The list is long...

And what's exciting is that people from all over the world, of all backgrounds, of all ages, are on their journeys to these ends.  Some are already achieving, some are in the middle and some are starting their Day 1.

Whatever it is for you ... whatever journey you want to take, you need people to support you, to cheer you on, to believe in you.  

You need to believe in yourself.

Depending on your goals, they may require a financial reward.  

All of these needs, Empower Network provides.  We're here to help you, to give you the education, the mindset, the love of community support and the wind beneath your wings.  

Document your journey.... OR...

Learn how to cash in on YOUR passion... whatever that is... 

... through blogging.  It's a great start.

Get your blog here and let's get you on your Day 1.  When you secure your blog, you're welcomed into the community.  Inside you'll have opportunities to get your education on personal development, marketing, leadership, team building, whatever you require.  But it starts with your blog so you can tell your story, your journey, passions you love.  

To Your Best Life!



The income claims represented in this blog post are extraordinary and do not make a guarantee for your success or income level. Please see Empower Network's average affiliate earnings at: http://www.empowernetwork.com/income

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So what does being an entrepreneur take .... and look like?

I suppose there are different opinions but this one is mine in a nutshell.  

1) Someone who fills a need in the market place and fulfill it for a profit in a non job way....  


2) Someone who wants freedom SOOO BAD that they are willing to do things they have never done before.  They can see the sweet taste of freedom from a boss in their dreams and have made a decision that THAT is the life they want. Period.


3)  Someone who is willing to sweat and shake in their boots even.... if that's what it takes... to out of their comfort zone and talk to people, learn to make sales based on a win-win as you solve a problem for your customer/client because that's where the money is.


4)  Someone who is willing to stay up later than usual, missing out on fun events, recording a ball game, etc., in the name of getting work done on their business. 


3.) An entrepreneur shows up. ALWAYS. It's their business and without them showing up in their own business it can, and will fail. No one is holding your hand. 


Makes You Think.... 


What do you think the reason is that people last in a job or jobs?

Basically they work for 40 years.... 

Because they have to or they get fired. Right?


More and more people are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work on their own business.  These days all it takes is a desire, a laptop and phone and a great product that solves problems.

The problems I solve are fun and exciting for me.  I base my menu of services and products on my interests and what makes me happy and excited about getting up every day and showing up in my business. 

That's what's so awesome about entrepreneurship.  YOU get to decide what YOU want to offer based on what YOU are excited about.  How can YOU serve others through problem solving.

I offer products, tools and training.  What will YOU offer?


My Business Model


My business model solves a couple problems....

1)  In the timeshare industry

2)  In the internet marketing industry

3)  For the blogger


Let's start here in the timeshare industry.  I help people take more vacations and stay in beautiful resorts for cheap without the need for buying a timeshare.

Here's the problem:  Expense and restrictions of timeshare ownership.  Millions of people want to buy a timeshare because they want a second home.  But they don't like the mortgage, taxes, insurance, maintenance fees, long term contracts, restrictions of use....

The Solution I Provide:  Don't buy a timeshare.  Buy a travel club resort membership for a fraction of the cost of buying a timeshare and gtive yourself te freedom of destination with 5,000 resorts worldwide and no restrictions.

You Can See How Happy That Makes People!

So, a problem I solve in the marketplace is in the timsehare industry. I offer a timeshare alternative.   People LOVE the travel club membership and I've sold hundreds of these since 2007 with zero complaints.  

I use the membership myself and take many vacations a year.  You know why? Because I can stay in a beautiful 3-4 star resort in over 5,000 worldwide for the entire week... that's 7 nights... for as little as $398.  

Learn more about my timeshare alternative here.


Personal Development, Internet Marketing Training, Leadership, Team Building

Another problem I solve is in the internet marketing, home based business, network marketing, MLM arena.   

Here's the problem:  Entrepreneurs who have brick and mortar business want to take their business online but don't now how.  The same is true of home based business owners.  They don't have the skills to take their business online.  

Coupled with this problem, entrepeneurs often do not have the right mindset which is where personal development comes in.

Every entrepreneur needs skills in leadership and team building because these are 'people skills' which are necessary in business.


Here's my solution:  I provide the educational products that they need tp succeed in all these areas. 

Learn more about the franchise style business model I use give entrepreneurs the information and products, a coach to help them get started.


The Blogger

I also cater to the individual or business that wants to blog.

Here's the problem:  Businesses and individuals around the world are always looking to start a blog.  There's never a shortage of 'want to be bloggers'.  The problem is that blogs can be expensive and complicated to start and maintain.


Here's my solution.  I offer a blogging platform that's easily customizable.. so easy that even grandma can do it.  These blogs are designed for the blogger who wants to make money from blogging.  

Get your viral blogging system here for just $25 a month.



Your business can be fun and exciting for you. When you love what you do, even through the learning curve, you enjoy yourself.  It's all good.  Nobody's making you do anything!  

You decide to do it for yourself because you deserve it and no matter what, you are on your journey, on your way, to living a fun filled and exciting life the way you want it.


I'll be cheering you on all the way!

Debbie Turner

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The income claims represented in this blog post are extraordinary and do not make a guarantee for your success or income level. Please see Empower Network's average affiliate earnings at: http://www.empowernetwork.com/income



I have come to appreciate seasons with open arms

As I look out the big picture window of my dining room enjoying a late breakfast ( I slept inuntil 9:15), I see the most beautiful fall colors.  The leaves on the trees, the drizzle of rain, the coolness of the air and it reminds me not only of the October fall season we are in but also that pressing through seasons in my life is what allows e to be here, at this moment, enjoying the life I created.

I was reminded that seasons are for a short time.

In my determination to go from employee to employer back in 2007, I had to go through some stuff for a season of time.

As a result of that initial season and a couple seasons since then, I now am able to sleep until 9:15 and awake to the majesty of the earthly landscape with time to appreciate it, to admire its beauty, it's colors, it's smells, it's characteristics.

Was it worth it for me?  Absolutely!

What did my season look like?

Well.....let's see...

There were nights when I burned the midnight oil.  It was the only time I had to work on my business... or I couldn't sleep so I would just work.

... for a season of time.


There were days I felt overwhelmed but pressed through.  I was stuck on a strategy, a piece of technology, uncreative to write, not sure of a game plan, or something else that put me in a funk.

... for a season of time.


There were times when I was asked to volunteer for things I said NO to because I needed the time for my business growth.  Did I want to?  No.  But there's only so many hours in a day and my energy only spreads so far.  And so I said NO without any guilt whatsoever.

... for a season of time.


There were times when I said NO to hobbies and TV shows I gave up to build my business.  Of couse I'd rather have done those things but I had a decision to make because again, my time was 24 hours in the day and my commitment to my end goals were more important.

... for a season of time.


There were times when I gave up movies and eating out to spend the money on tools, courses, advertising to grow my business.  I made the best of it to create fun family memories playing games, hiking, biking, things that were free and in the end, more meaningful.  I do enjoy those however, but again, it was a decision based on my objectives.

... for a season of time.


I exchanged something I would have rather have done, like sleep, entertainment, go out with friends, buy new clothes, eat steak but chose budget casseroles...

... for a season of time...

... so I could have the life with time freedom and choices I wanted.


So let's paint the scenario... 

You have a full time job or two, a family, personal life, hobbies, community obligations you said yes to.  

On top of this, your trying to change your life for the better whether it's by figuring out ways to make more money, get healthy, get rid of bad habits, start something completely new and scary, whatever, but the balance of it all is never on point. 

You either don't have the time, resources, people, or money. Same stuff different day...you've been here before.  

.... But maybe this will help you. 

You see, for everything there is a season.

A time.

A chapter.

A point in which things need to happen to go into the next, whatever that looks like for you. 

The one thing that holds true is that seasons, although short in the moment... is long in the time span. It repeats and cycles and will always be.

So look at it this way. What is your season going to look like in ...

6 months..

1 year...

5 years... 

10 years...

15 years...

the same?  


My tip for you today is to think long term because the problem with cycling and repeating the past is that most people who seek change think short term.

Especially in a time in history where people can get instant gratification on everything from fast food, receiving downloads for products, sending communication, etc.  

But this short term expectation only ends up in lack of results, true fulfilling change... and most importantly success. 

Here's the solution.  Focus on a season that you are going to truly apply yourself for the positive changes you want to see in your life. Don't accept anything less. Make a decision that for a time, you will do whatever it takes to move past the cycle you keep repeating.



What do you want?

Whether it's making more money, getting healthy, giving up bad habits, minimizing your expenses, ..... whatever it is... set aside a season to conquer it.

During this season you have to make sacrifices.  If you don't, you'll continue to get the same nothing results.  

For example....

... there might be times you will miss a gathering with your friends or you won't  be able to make it in time for dinner as early as you thought because you are doing what you need to get the things you don't have...

... at least for a season.

... there may be nights you work late into the night, early morning because that's the only time you have and you're tired... yet the vision of where you're going and why it's worth it keeps you going....

... at least for a season.

Your seasonal work will last a lifetime.  It's so worth it, don't you think?  To set out to do the things that are uncomfortable, inconvenient, challenging and as scary as all get out...

... so that you can get to the other side of those things to live a life of purpose, of destiny... the life you deserve.

Give yourself a season to do what YOU need to do

 Pick your season...

It's time to grow and continue forward. 

I wish you blessings and prosperity in your season.

Debbie Turner

PS:  You can journal and share the passage of time in your season on a blog like this one.  Get it here

PPS:  For a limited time, my friend Brendon Burchard is offering his new released hardcover book PLUS personal development course for FREE.  This will help you stay focused on your season work.  Order yours here (you just pay $7 S&H) and no, I make no compensation for referring this. I just care about you and believe this book and course can help you stay focused on your purpose and journey. 

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