Tuesday, February 27, 2007


As you have read in blog recently, with my busy life, health is very important to me. I want it to be important to you as well. Therefore, I am giving some lucky bum the chance to win 4 weeks worth of USANA ESSENTIALS free of charge. Email me with you name and email address to enter and I will put all entries in a box. If you would like to give me phone numbers or address at that time, that's great. I promise not to sell it to spammers! On March 15th, I'll draw a name and contact the winner for their address and mail their prize to them. It's that simple. I believe in this product so much that I want you to have an opportunity to try it on me. And of course, I look forward to hearing your story of success after you have tried them. Here's to your health and good luck!

Monday, February 26, 2007

And The Oscar Goes To....

Well another exciting Oscar night is now behind us. These event can often hold so much more for us that cocktails, rented tuxes and great food, though I did partake in plenty of that last night as well. Don't forget to use opportunities like these to network your business. Never leave home without a stack of business cards and something great to tell about your business. Network, network, network! People are often interested in what is new with your life and instead of saying the usual, "Oh nothing"....you can get that glimmer in your eye and embark on this new business you have just began and the greatest thing about it is......you fill in the blank. But pass your enthusiasm and your passion on for whatever it is that you have just embarked upon. Or the new idea to your old business. Whatever inspires you, let it inspire those around you. They will feel it. And when they find they have a need for your services, or meet someone who does, you'll come to mind first. And, as with the marketing business, maybe they didnt' know they needed your services. And now you have given them reason to look at your business in a whole new way. Now back to the movies. I heard today on CNN that the billionth movie had been sent out by NetFlix. The title? The Departed. If you haven't seen this years winners yet, I recommend you sign up for this today. I know I will. It's too good!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Ideal Home Based Business

Hi Dear Readers...

This was passed down to me and I thought it might be of interest to my home based business prospects out there.

The Ideal Business

Paine Webber is a major American financial company which defines The Ideal Business with the following twelve points. If a business has three or more of these points it is considered to be a good investment.

The Ideal Business sells the world rather than a single neighborhood. In other words, it has an unlimited global market.

The Ideal Business offers a product, which enjoys an Inelastic demand. (Inelastic refers to a product that people need or desire almost at any price.)

The Ideal Business markets a product that cannot be easily copied. This means that the product is an original, or at least, it is something that can be copyrighted or patented.

The Ideal Business has minimal labor requirements. The fewer personnel, the better.

The Ideal Business operates on a low overhead. It does not need an expensive location. It does not need large amounts of electricity, or advertising, or legal advice, or high-priced employees, or a large inventory.

The Ideal Business does not require big cash outlays or major investments in equipment or product. In other words, it does not tie up your capital.

The Ideal Business enjoys cash billing. In other words, it does not tie up your capital with lengthy or complex credit terms.

The Ideal Business is relatively free of all kinds of government regulations or strictures.

The Ideal Business is portable or easily moveable. This means you can take your business and yourself anywhere you want to.

The Ideal Business satisfies your intellectual needs. There is nothing like being fascinated with what you do.

The Ideal Business leaves you with free time. In other words, it doesn't require your labor and attention 12, 16, or 18 hours a day.

The Ideal Business is one in which your income is not limited by your personal output (Leverage). In the Ideal-Business, you can have 10,000 customers as easily as you can have one.

If you have questions on how you can achieve this home based business, email me.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Interested to Know...Hypothetically

With immigration in the media forefront (prior to the passing of Anna Nicole) and the large debate that has insued there of, I want to take the pulse of my readers to see what they would like to see regarding equality for LEGAL Hispanic immigrants in the United States. It has been my experience that even the brightest most motivated student in grades 1-12 still lack the ability for equality beyond school age in the work force. The reason that I am seeing is that the lack of income for a family often leaves the student with few options rather than to join the same work force in labor that their families currently know. So what if... What if there was a way to educate Hispanic students in language and in a way that their learning capacity far surpasses what is available to them currently? And what if an incentive was offered to the families of these students that could improve their current quality of living? And what if health care and rewards incentives were offered to those willing to excel in such a program? And what if college become not a distant dream but a reality for those who have only known a future in the agriculture and labor industry? What if? Dare we dream? Are you of Hispanic decent and /or a legal immigrant? Email me. Let me know what you think and stay tuned.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Health More Important Than Ever

In today's busy society it becomes easy to forget our health and well being. I know I haven't taken the time I need to in the past to build up my immune system and always eat the right things. I have recently hit on a great health based home business that I am enjoying very much and feeling the rewards of both financially and personally. The vitamins on todays market do not always fill the needs that your body requires on the purest form. The essentials I have found not only are science based, easy to take but I have found that I have more energy, feel better and yes, on a nice side note, actually eat less. They are not expensive and are ranked in the 90th percentile of all vitamins on the market today. The reason I have chosen to write about this today is not just about self promotion, but I know what it's like to be busy and not always take the proper care of ourselves that we should. I encourage you to look at my website at www.christybarber.usana.com and try at the very least, the essentials. You will not be sorry. If you have questions about the weight loss program or the skin and body care, please don't hesitate to email me. But do for the sake of your health, order the essentials today. You will not regret it. Also, let me know of your success! You can post it here or email and I will post it for you. Have a healthy day. I know I will.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Life Is Busy

But I'm thinking this is a good problem to have. Life is about transitioning and I believe it's those of us who can make the transition without too much fuss, keeping our wits about us, take the high road and can remember who we are that will come out of it with the most succcess. And sometimes, it's takes the people around us to remind us of those things. That's alright. Who we are can often be difined by the quality of the people around us. But I digress. As I launch on another busy day of merchandising and marketing, meeting with my accountant, I am reminded that being busy is a good thing. I hope all of you as you pass by my blog are reminded of all that is good and if you aren't having the busy day that I am, I hope its by choice and if it's not...write to me. I'll see what I can do to fix that for you. Have a wonderful Thursday.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wishing you all a Valentine's Day full of love, life, happiness and the dream of something big.

Monday, February 12, 2007

A Lovely Time at the Historic Union Hotel

Wow! If you missed Saturday night at the Historic Union Hotel, you won't want to miss it next year. It was the first annual Valentines Day Dance featuring the La Grande High School Jazz Band and several talented guest vocalists. It was amazing! They did such a great job and it was a great time. This is an incredibly talented group of young people that can easily entertain any age. My son and I also had dinner at the hotel and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. I had the halibut and my son had the prime rib and it was deliciously prepared by co owner and chef Robb Saye. I understand that they are serving a special Valentines Dinner all through the month of February so if don't have reservations yet, you might want to book them. Also, they will be having special events at the hotel throughout the year. The next big event is the St. Patricks Day dinner and dance. Book your reservations now!

Friday, February 9, 2007

Work Anywhere Through The Network

The beautiful thing that I have discovered since opening About Time Internet Marketing is that you no longer HAVE to move to a new location to have the job you want. With the information super highway and internet contacts, you can market your business in rural communities anywhere in the world. Imagine! I love my community and have been here most of my life. I spent a lot of time wishing I were somewhere else but this is where my kids want to grow up and this is where my support system is. At this point I am starting over in so many ways that starting over in a new location was not appealing to me at this time. So the way around that? Take your business to where the business is. If it's not in your community then find out where that community is and take your business there. There are no limits. Only the one's we foolishly place in our own minds. As I also mentioned in a previous post, network marketing has hugely increased in past years. I look for this trend to continue. The challenge for many may be getting started on how to get the wheels in motion. That's where I come in. If you find that you business does not have the contacts you desire where you live, lets talk about how to get it where the money is.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Tanzania Needs Our Help

Father Pirmin Ngolle of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Klamath Falls, Oregon and Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in La Grande, Oregon longs for improvement in his native country of Tanzania. Fr. Ngolle has taken on a mission that is near and dear to his heart and is asking for help from outside organizations.

The Mission of St. Maurus Hanga Abbey has several goals in mind to improve the quality of life for so many. Along with building schools and churches for those in East Africa, Fr. Ngolle hopes to bring clean water to those who have not known what clean water is throughout their lifetime.

Claiming hundreds of children and expectant mothers each year, the streams of Southern Tanzania have become known as “rivers of death”. The diseases contracted each year from these river's contaminated waters have been fatal to those who have no choice but to drink the water.

Fr. Ngolle believe that with your help the death toll of these streams may soon be cut to a trickle. A drive is underway to raise money to pipe clean water from the artesian wells over the mountains (6 miles from the mountains to the villages) to schools, health centers, and villages in Southern Tanzania.

The clean water pipeline will provide thousands of people with clean water for the first time in their lives. The Benedictines of St. Maurus Hanga Abbey plan to work with the villagers and students to bring the clean water over the mountains.

Our people share the same streams of water with cows, goats, pigs and sheep”, says Fr. Ngolle. “Most people in Southern Tanzania are born and die without tasting a drop of clean water”.

The goal is to purchase 20,000 pipes at $25.00 per pipe. This would allow the piping to be placed down to the clean water in an artesian wells from the mountains. The total cost of the pipes needed for this project is $ 500,000.

We shouldn’t allow someone to die because they don’t have the access to clean water”, says Fr. Ngolle. “With the help of so many people we have accomplished much. With your help, much is still needed to be done”. Fr. Ngolle believes that piece by piece the infrastructure can be brought together. “This problem isn’t solved just for this generation, but for many generations to come” he says.

The public can contribute to this cause by visiting the Hanga Abbey St. Maurus website at www.HangaAbbey.org. There, you can contribute monetarily to purchase pipes that can bring clean water to Southern Tanzania.

By bringing clean water, children and expectant mothers are going to be given a chance to live”, says Fr. Ngolle. The project will benefit approximately 29,000 people in the area.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Visualization Is The Key

I was recently given a gift of a DVD call The Secret. So many of the philosophies in this informative CD told me again of things I already know. It just took it up to another level. We attract what we are. No, I mean it. Did you hear that. WE ATTRACT WHAT WE ARE. The laws of attraction are much stronger that what we realize and we are ultimately responsible for the events in our lives. By the power of positive thinking and visualization, we attract into our lives what we want. What is it you desire in life? Is it wealth? Is it a successful business? Is it health? We are all powerful enough to manifest whatever we desire into our lives. The trick? To trust it. If we all focus day to day on what we are grateful for then it's harder to focus on what we don't have. If we focus on what we want, if we throw that out to the universe on daily basis, we can manifest it into our lives. And by doing so, we manufacture plans to make it all reality. It was a good reminder for me and for all of us. We can do it. We can have it. All we have to do is believe.

Friday, February 2, 2007

The Year of the Brownie - Kneads Bakery

*A Gingersnap Recommendation: I have tried this brownie and if you want to know heaven on earth....give Leah a call today!

It’s a new month and time to try the new, featured Brownie at KNEADS BAKERY.

“Layers of Love”

If you love Peanut Butter & Chocolate then you’ll love this new triple-decker Brownie.

A Peanut Butter crust holds a dense, fudgey center topped with Peanut Butter icing.

Come in and try some today!

Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is Wednesday the 14th.

Let KNEADS BAKERY provide the sweets for your sweetie.

Call or visit the store to place an order for something special.

Bring a copy of this message and receive a FREE BROWNIE when you purchase two!