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Opportunity Knocks

opportunity knocks

As a writer, I’m constantly looking for ways to supplement my income from my day job in public education in order to pay for writing conferences, workshops, association dues, contests, and the myriad other expenses that come with struggling to make it in this industry. Over the years, I’ve tried quite a few “business opportunities.” None of them turned out to be the golden egg that I’d hoped they’d be. So when a friend contacted me last fall with a “great new opportunity,” I was less than enthused. In fact, I was downright skeptical.

But, my friend was armed with a 60 day money back guarantee and some pretty persuasive before and after pictures for the skincare line developed by the doctors behind Proactiv. This new line promised to address the signs of aging. The regimen I chose pledged to tighten, firm, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. What woman in their late thirties would say no to that?

That was November 2015. It is now July 2016 and I’ve been astonished by the difference I see in my skin. It’s softer and more toned. The deep lines around my mouth when I smile have morphed into barely noticeable divets. I couldn’t be happier. So, with my skepticism swept aside, I took the plunge and joined forces with the Rodan + Fields team as an independent consultant.

Will I get rich overnight? Of course not. My goal is modest. I’d like to generate enough extra cash to fund my writing life (and maybe pay off those pesky student loans). I’m excited for the opportunity to do that simply by sharing products that have already proven themselves, not just to me, but to multitudes of others as well. It’s easy to talk about products that you love!

So, I hope you’ll join me in my excitement as I launch this new endeavor. Let’s face it, everyone wants better skin! Who knows? Maybe Rodan + Fields is just what you’ve been looking for, whether it’s improved skin or an avenue to extra income. After all, opportunity knocks, but it’s up to us to listen for it.

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Check out the Doctors’ Solution Tool in the bottom right corner of my website to find the perfect regimen for your skin!

http://aliciaanthony.myrandf.com

Or Contact Me for more information about how R+F can work for you!

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A Study in Perspective

I took a photograph this afternoon of the newly opened blossoms on our peach tree. This peach tree bears the most delicious peaches I’ve ever tasted. Early each fall I look forward to relieving the tiny tree of its heavy burden as I pick peach after fuzzy peach.

Today, as I snapped these shots I was reminded of those scrumptious peaches. I could almost feel the juice sluicing down my chin as my teeth sink into the first fruit of the season. While I fiddled with the settings on my DSLR I realized that perspective is everything… not just in photography, but in life.

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In this first shot, I focused on the buds in the distance, virtually ignoring the flower closest to me. Too often I find myself doing just that, ignoring what is closest within my grasp. I focus on the broad dreams and aspirations instead of taking notice of the opportunities that exist firmly within my reach. As I studied the shot in my camera’s display, I realized that the ignored bud deserved her due.

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This flower has become my new focus. I resolve to take my life step by step. I can still see all those dreams and aspirations lying in wait beyond my flower of focus. They are no less important in my life. But this bud has offered to open for me. So I will accept her offer. I will live each day in the moment. Take each day as it happens. Enjoy every opportunity for what it is and stop to focus on what it has offered me. For today’s opportunity is a stepping stone along the path to tomorrow’s realized dream. Who knew a peach blossom could be so wise?