Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to School, Back to Social Media with Lisa Buyer and Stacy Kinney

No hall passes, we want you in social media. Learn how to effectively use social media networks like Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter, both for your ShopToEarth and personal daily life.

It’s back to school and back to business time for everyone. Sign up and learn how you can leverage the power of social media for your ShopToEarth network. Expect a whole curriculum on Thursday, September 9th @ 9 pm ET with Social Media Expert Lisa Buyer and ShopToEarth’s Social Butterfly Stacy Kinney.

“I took some serious notes for ShopToEarth representatives last week while attending Search Engine Strategies Conference and Expo and can’t wait to reconnect with everyone for a social media affair to remember,” said Buyer who is a regular speaker, teacher and moderator on the subject of search, online public relations and social media.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Dawn Connelly Hosts the Early Cup of Joe: Why it Works for ShopToEarth

Building a successful ShopToEarth e-commerce business takes persistence, determination and a positive attitude. Starting daily at 8:30 AM, the Cup of Joe conference call is designed to infuse positive energy and inspire greatness. Today, Dawn Connelly, ShopToEarth’s resident cheerleader, sits down with ShopToEarth to talk about the daily Cup of Joe, why they work and how you can make the most of these daily calls.

ShopToEarth: Why is the Cup of Joe so important?
Dawn: It's so great to start your day with a positive vibe. We work hard to provide useful information that helps everyone to set goals, achieve them and maintain a positive outlook. The Law of Attraction is a powerful thing. You bring about what you think about. We want everyone in ShopToEarth to stay focused, persistent and optimistic. Starting the day with a 15 minute motivational call geared toward personal and professional growth is something we love to provide to everyone.

ShopToEarth: How do you come up ideas for topics?
Dawn: I am constantly reading and listening to motivational books and CD's. I apply what I learn. The combination of this and my life experiences provides the material for my Cup of Joe's. All the leaders who do our Cup of Joe calls are positive and spend a lot of time researching and creating topics we think will benefit everyone who joins us.

ShopToEarth: What are some of your past favorite topics?
Dawn: Habits of Successful People, Goal Setting, Turning Ideas/Imagination into Something, Failure Only Means You Need a New Plan

ShopToEarth: Who should call in and why?
Dawn: Absolutely everyone. Whether you are in ShopToEarth or not, these calls benefit everyone! These free, 15-minute calls are packed with insightful, beneficial information that will get you off to a great start. Combine the information in these calls with the discipline needed to put the skills to use and you can take over the world.

ShopToEarth: What is your favorite Cup of Joe?
Dawn: Dan Swiniarski's You Incorporated. Coffee wise, Dunkin Donuts with cream and sugar!

ShopToEarth: What's your favorite flavor?
Dawn: At home I love Vanilla Coffee Mate - Full Fat of course. No Fat Free - Yuck!

ShopToEarth: How Many Cup of Joes a Day?
Dawn: We do a Cup of Joe call every week, M - F at 8:30 am and 11:30 am EDT. I, personally, do a call once a week. We also have live tour calls and 4 Steps to Duplication calls that are very important to building your business. Our Leadership and SOTU calls keep everyone informed and excited about the future. We have something so special here that I am very proud to be a part of.  If you plug in to everything you can, get trained, stay positive and remain persistent you will achieve all your goals and dreams!

To patch in to the daily Cup of Joe calls and start your day on a positive note, call 712.432.7644. The pin number is 1988#.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Like it! The ShopToEarth Business Model and the People By Hilary Martin

The business model is brilliant, but simple, and I love that we’re raising environmental awareness. I’ve been an online shopper for years and remember when Microsoft first launched their cash back beta program, Live.com. Cash back for online shopping is obvious to me, and combining it with an earth friendly “Green Mall” is the reason I am here.

I also love the people associated with ShopToEarth. I am grateful to work hand-in-hand with such passionate and hard working people. The friends I’ve made in ShopToEarth will last a lifetime.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Living Green is Easy, Try Walking the Eco-Life By Hilary Martin

Just about everything I do from the time I wake up in the morning until going to bed at night is green. I wake up to Fair Trade Coffee, Kiss My Face toothpaste and Key Naturals Skincare. You can find coffee and salsa containers “reused” around my house for various things, ShopToEarth H2Go bottle or Water Week bottles to the gym (love them both) and more.

I absolutely LOVE the Salad Sac from Sustainable Table! I rinse my spinach pour into the Salad Sac then toss in the fridge. You’d be amazed at how long everything stays fresh, probably 3 times as long as keeping it in the plastic salad bags, loose or in containers. My animals eat all natural as well. LOVE Joint Check by People Pets and Horses!  I recently moved and had to call the city for extra recycle bins. If it can be recycled, I recycle it. My next project is to start a new compost garden.

Tell us some things you do to shop green:

I love Trader Joe’s!  I always use reusable grocery bags. If you don’t want to break the bank purchasing all organic fruits and veggies, read up on which fruits and veggies are the most important to buy organic then purchase a Fruit and Veggie Wash from your Green Mall to help with the rest.  I try to buy Fair Trade Certified as much as possible, it’s very important. If you’re not familiar with Fair Trade Certified Products, please educate yourself.

On my shopping list you’ll find:

•    Sun and Earth Laundry Detergent
•    Key Naturals, Vital Fruits, Kiss My Face Lavender body lotion
•    Elephant Poo Pads (great gifts and awesome conversation piece to promote your STE Business),
•    Crazy Pineapples Candles, they smell delicious and last longer/don’t cause sneezing or irritation like standard candles. Amazing!
•    Sustainable Table – love it all!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Going, Going, Going….Green on ShopToEarth. Just Do It says Hilary Martin

Ever wonder how other people in the ShopToEarth network are going green? Hilary Martin, ShopToEarth’s Director of Marketing, gives us the scoop on how ShopToEarth helped her go green and passes along tips on what you can do to add more green to your life.

What are some easy ways people can start shopping green?

Start with the basics. Think of the things you use on a weekly and monthly basis that don’t require changing your routine. For example, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning products and laundry supplies. These are all things we use weekly that you can start switching out for greener alternatives. Sun & Earth for example, has a wonderful eco friendly laundry detergent that is extremely affordable!

Name some great eco leaders who inspire you:

Ed Begley, Jr is an obvious one. I first met Ed in 2006 after listening to one of his inspiring speeches during an Eco Conference in California. The second would be Jill Buck. Jill is the Founder of the Go Green Initiative and she is, by far, one of the most passionate and giving people I’ve met. Jill has accomplished many great things with the GGI, which is helping thousands of schools and children across the nation raise environmental awareness. One of the most exceptional experiences I’ve had working in the “green world” was the GGI 2008 Earth Summit in Syracuse. Jill produced a top notch Earth Summit with some of the nations leading environmental activists. I was able to attend lectures from national eco leaders from the NRC, Time Incorporated and the USGBC, I’m also a fan of Sara Snow. Sara grew up living green, as her father was the co-founder of Eden Foods. She is a true inspiration!

Last book you read:

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert....and I highly recommend it! “Eat in Italy, Pray in India, Love in Indonesia...great humor, insight and charm!”

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Timing is Everything says ShopToEarth National Trainer, Rich Soviero

Time Management Tips

The old saying, “Time is money,” still rings true, especially when running your eco-friendly ShopToEarth network. The beauty of ShopToEarth, it actually saves time, notes ShopToEarth’s National Trainer, Rich Soviero.

“Online shopping with ShopToEarth saves an incredible amount of time! We purchase everything possible through our Website, the only time we have to shop in a physical store is for groceries,” says Soviero. “Instead of walking through Costco or Target on the weekends, we now order from the comfort of our homes, and it is delivered right to our door.”

Stop wishing for more time to do the things you enjoy! Check out Rich’s Time Management Tips below to start making the most of being a ShopToEarth representative.

Rich's Top Three Time Management Tips:

1. Modeling: Figure out your schedule with an end result in mind

2. Define your time: Think about the various activities in your life and group them together

3. Replace Multi-tasking with Uni-tasking: Do one task at a time to improve concentration and allow yourself to get more done in less time

Daily Time Management Routine:

I plan out my day in advance with a focus on completing my daily goals, crossing them off as they are completed. It keeps me focused all day long no matter what else comes up.

When you procrastinate, what do you find yourself doing?

I hate to procrastinate, but I do find myself doing it occasionally with things that are painful for me to do. I find myself ignoring it and pretending its not there.

How do you avoid procrastination?

With me it’s all about mindset and being determined to hit another goal.

Words of Wisdom on Time Management:

Make daily, weekly and monthly goals: The key is to write them down and stay focused on these goals. Put them in front of you in the car, on your mirror, at your desk just to help keep you focused.

Tools for Time Management that you use or recommend?

My best tool is my phone where I keep my lists and it alerts me to all upcoming events.

Catch up with Rich Soviero online on Twitter @richsoviero or one of his ShopToEarth business and training calls.

Friday, May 28, 2010

ShopToEarth Success Tips, Tools and Advice on The Little Big Things

by Dan Swiniarski
Tom Peters began his “Success Tips” blog back in the early 2000s, and today Tom continues to push out basic, fundamental, simple and time-proven teachings for success.
There isn’t anything in this book that is earth shattering or “off-the-charts” new and innovating, but what you will find is tons of information you can take, use and win with, should you adopt, adapt and get off the couch NOW!
“The Little Big Things” is not going to be the easiest read, nor is it going to be a book you will finish quickly, but you will find page after page of incredibly SIMPLE and useful tips, tools and advice. Not to mention you will get the feeling Tom is actually speaking to and challenging you.
Toms preaching of simple things are spread throughout this little gem. Wisdom like show up and show appreciation. Or, “People first, people second, people third, people infinity.” Reward excellent failures.
And a couple of my favorites:
“Devote adequate time to self-development”

“To do much with an idea, you need an ATTITUDE.”
So if you are really ready to get off the couch, shut off the TV and do something about where you are with YOU INC., I recommend you pick up this book along with a ledger and start reading immediately.

Start acting on the little big things.