The Nutcracker has been a long standing tradition in our home.  In fact, my daughter Ashley danced with the Charleston Ballet Company in Charleston, South Carolina for several years as a small girl.  As such she danced in the Nutcracker for three years running....

Tonight I'm heading out with the girls in the family to go see the Nutcracker.  The Russian Ballet dancers will be part of the performance.


Happy Holidays!

Debbie Turner

PS:  I love sharing my passions and things I'm up to through blogging.  If you'd like to do that also and generate a side or primary income blogging, get your blog here:

It's All About Personal Freedom


It's All About Personal Freedom

When people ask me WHY I do what I do, it's all about personal freedom.

It's not about the money for the sake of having money, it's about what money will provide me.  

That's Personal Freedom.

When I have money, it gives me choices about being able to choose healthy organic foods...and buying a better pair of shoes for my feet... and getting medical attention I need.

It also allows me to see a need in someone else and give to that need... to feed others... to provide coats and gloves and hats and blankets to the homeless... to buy shoes for the shoeless and get medical care for those who can't.

This is personal freedom at it's best to me.

It's not about just working,for the sake of having to hold down a job.  It's about working how I want, the field I want, where I want and when I want and I control my income.  Not a boss.  I answer to nobody but myself.

That's personal freedom.

Think about your own personal freedom for a minute and if you could activate that in every area of your life, what would that look like?  What would that feel like?

This is why people want to become entrepreneurs.  It's why so many people are leaving the job market to create a business of their own, be it brick and mortar or online using a home based business model.

They seek that personal freedom.  That's why they do whatever they need to do to make that happen.

Even when you see entrepreneurs working 80 hours a week starting a brick and mortar business....

... they are doing that by CHOICE.

... they are living a DREAM.

... it's what they WANT TO DO.

That's personal freedom.

Home Based Business Entrepreneurship

There's no argument that moving from employee to employer is life changing.  The biggest change will be the internal metamorphis you as a person will go through.

Becoming a problem solver.

Becoming a leader of your life and others.

Becoming confident and taking risks of rejection.

Facing challenges with faith that you can overcome.

And always keeping the feel of personal freedom in your heart.

Home base entrepreneurship is a great place to explore and start creating personal freedom in your life.

When I ask others Why THEY want to get started in a home based business, I'm looking for the right answer.

"I want to pay off the car" is not the right answer.

Why?  Because you don't need a home based business to pay off the car.  A second job will take care of that.  And nobody will be motivated to do what it takes to be successful if the reason is to pay off the car.

When they're WHY is bigger than a job, it's the right answer.  Being passionate about firing their boss, never wanting to punch a clock, digging wells in third world countries to bring fresh water to sick communities, role modeling a new message of freedom to their children... this is the answer I'm looking for.

The cost to get started is low compared to that of a brick and mortar.  You can keep the job until you are comfortable with a steady income through your blogging and business growth.  

You can turn your passion into profits.  I'll write about that on another blog but this is where you can express your personal freedom.  

Personal freedom to share your passions, do what you love and get paid for it. Now it doesn't even feel like a job does it?  No, because you would do it for free if you had to because you just love it. 

This is what entrepreneurship is about.  Taking what you love and making money doing it.  It's a joy.  Its passionate.  It's fun.  It's personal freedom.


In either case, one needs to share their mission and purpose and get their brand out to the world.  

This is where a blog comes in.  A blog is your real estate online that tells the world what you're up to, what you stand for, what you offer, and who you are as an individual or company.

Start your personal freedom journey today......Start your blog today.  

You can get it here.  It's a click away.  

Share your passion and let the world know about your ideas, thoughts, products, stories.  Believe in yourself and if you don't yet, I'll believe in you for you.  You deserve to be passionate about your own personal freedom!

To Your Best Life...

Debbie Turner



John Assaraf (pictured above) is one of my coaches for personal development and success in business.  

You may have heard of John Assaraf...

In the last 25 years, John has grown 5 multi-million dollar companies in real estate, Internet software, brain research and life and business coaching and consulting. He’s the author of 2 New York Times best-selling books, "Having It All" and "The Answer".

John has appeared on almost every major TV program such Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360 and The Ellen Degeneres Show, and was featured in the blockbuster movie and book “The Secret” and in the special documentary “Quest for Success” with the Dali Lama and Sir Richard Branson.

- See more at http://johnassaraf.com/about

John Assaraf will often host Brain-A-Thons of which I wanted to invite you to attend.  

Most of us assume that thoughts are just thoughts, and that they don’t actually have any influence in our lives. Well, I’ve got news for you – they do!

Take a look at this brief-but-amazing presentation by neuro coach & bestselling author Mark Waldman.


He’ll show you how positive and negative thoughts are formed in the brain and the good or bad influence they have on your emotions, behaviors and success.  The great news is that you can learn to control your thoughts and emotions better than ever before. 

==> Video of how positive and negative thoughts are formed in the brain 



Mark Waldman will be one of our featured experts in the upcoming November 8th FREE LIVE Brain-A-Thon.



He’ll be sharing the latest, cutting edge research on how to reframe your negative thoughts, emotions and beliefs to positive ones to help you retain a productive success state of mind.


He’ll also show you how to release your subconscious blockages so you stop standing on the edge of your potential and take the necessary steps to achieve your best financially and in every other part of your life. 


If you haven't met Mark Waldman, here's a short video so you can get to know a little bit more about what he teaches.


If you want to attend the Brain-A-Thon, Lock in your spot now: Reserve Your Place Here 

Live abundantly,

PS:  Did you know you can cash in on your passions by blogging about what yuo love?  That's what I do.  Get your blog here and let's you blogging!


Help Getting Started In Your Home Based Business

If you're reading this article, chances are pretty high that you are seriously considering starting a home based business but are first researching whether or not help is really available.

The short answer is an astounding YES!  So let's get that out of the way.  

Having said that however, there has to be a more in depth discussion surrounding the reasoning and commitment.  If we don't have an adult conversation about those things, it doesn't matter how much help you have, you won't get the results you seek.

Here's The Help You Seek


Help getting started in your home based business is abundant.  

Not too long ago, even when I got started in my home business back in 2007, help was not abundant.  And it was costly.  

I had to attend an event somewhere for the weekend which ran upwards of $3000 plus.

I had to book airfare.

I had to book hotel.

I had meals out.

I had transporation from airport to event and back.

I had time away from family.

I had to buy the training.  What I discovered is the event sold the 'sizzle' and gave you just enough information that you realized you needed the whole enchilada.  

***  Today, you can buy a la carte products that teach the 'how to' of various components of marketing.  For example, you can buy a Facebook course.  You can buy an Instagram course.  You can buy a video course, etc.

*** Today, you can attend events for less than a couple hundred dollars and really get the inspiration, motivation and creatives that will help you as you start your home based business and stay in the game long enough to get the results you seek.

*** Today, you can join a home based business and with access to social media, you have an instant community you can plug into to exchange ideas and ask for help.

*** Today, home based businesses are often chunked in teams.  So when you join a business, the person you partner with will be a part of a larger team that will have free training.

*** Today, there are systems that you can plug into that offer you marketing training with a lead generation program.

*** Today, you can hire a coach to help you with various aspects of your business you really need a little extra help in....technical, mindset, personal development, structure, the works.

When you join Empower Network with me, you are not just joining me.  You are joining my team.  

We have daily live inspirational calls.

We have team hangouts.

We have daily action steps.

We have a facebook group.

We meet up at events.

We have systems.

We have the educational products you need to build ANY business.

Yes, there's help.

Understanding this, sets the stage for a better answer to your question of availability of help getting started in your home based business.


Help Getting Started In Your Home Based Business:  

If Your "WHY" Isn't big enough... isn't important enough... you'll quit regardless of the help available.  This is an entirely different article so for the purpose of keeping this relatively short, let's assume you have already determined your WHY and this is not an issue.  


Questions You Need To Ask Yourself When Getting Started In Your Home Based Business Understanding That Help Is Available

1.  Will you spend the money to get the education?

2.  Will you go through the education and apply what you learn?

3.  Will you be willing to fail in some of the things you try in terms of marketing, talking to people and other things you need to learn along the way?  In other words, there is a learning curve.  Will you freeze and do nothing so you don't have to face failure?  Or will you embrace it and learn from it, always moving forward?

4.  Will you be whiner and complainer or celebrates challenges and new ideas?

5.  Will you quit if you don't have results in a couple days, couple weeks, couple months, couple years?  Or, will you always seek to try it a different way and stay at it UNTIL you get the results you seek?

6.  Will you dive into personal development and mindset growth to see clearly what's possible for your life and your success and learn to delete belief systems that don't serve you?  And will you stay in personal development all your life through books, audios, hanging around positive people through business and community?

When you can answer these questions the right way, you'll see that the help you're so worried about getting right now doesn't even matter.  You'll figure stuff out because you're committed to your success.  

It's amazing...

When the student is ready, the teacher appears.


This article is the third in a three part article on the three most popular questions people have before getting started in a home based business and utilitzing Empower Network for their education, personal development, and blog services.

The first question is "Is Empower Network Real?"

The second question is Can I Do This?

I believe in you.  You just need to believe in yourself and know yourself enough to know that when you set your mind to accomplish something, there's no lack of knowledge that you won't seek out to get it done.  

To Your Best Life!

If you have made a decision that you want the help you say you want and the help you do need, you can join Empower Network and get started.

Join Empower Network here.



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



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

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