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Super Saturday with the Juice Plus Franchise!!!ย 

The National Juiceplus Event took place in Dublin this weekend!! 
 …. Live video on arrival! 

I was lucky to be there (well wouldnt miss it really)  with my team representatives ๐Ÿ™‚
The morning kicked of with Nutritionist/Scientist and founder of Gourmet Fuel, Emma Buckley.

Emma gave a down to earth practical presentation on how to adapt the ‘one simple Change’ for health.

One tip/ reminder Emma shared was how to teach kids to hydrate!  

Indeed she also encouraged everyone, the next time hunger calls in between meals,  to simply have a glass of water to determine if we are in need of food,  or simply missreading our bodies cues; that being the need for hydration!! 

She teaches her son to check his urine colour in the toilet, to create his own awareness of what hydration looks like (if his urine is a very light straw Colour, he calls out “Mum im hydrated!! “) A cute,  yet very practical tip! 

Next we had health testemonies from customers, and well,  with not a dry eye in the house we again understood the impact of the synergy of wholefood on the overall health of our bodies, and the potential of upgrading  our cells as we continue to feed health!!

With only 8% of customers being franchise owners, a new challenge is set for us to help others build an income from sharing this product. 

The Women’s Business panel was next to inspire the room with stories of how this business choice has changed their lives, and they did just that! 

 Detailing how this path has impacted their family lives, offering time freedom and expanding choices ,  and yet only the tip of the iceburg of potential of this business with growth steadily increasing worldwide! Inspiring!! 

The nuts and bolts of utilising the tools and resources available to start ups were shared next and the finale came from Birgit Plane. 

Yeah she was great ….. 
Birgit Plane :

 Birgit (exsurgical nurse) and her husband (exbanker) have been with The Juice Plus+ Company for 27 years and are wildly successful!!

They have been approached countless times by other businesses with lots of perks and promises. Birgit said that they have literally seen 120 of those businesses fail. 

‘Nothing in all of those years has even come close to the opportunity that we have with Juice Plus+, the product and the company!’

Network Marketing again leading the way as the most flexible for busy people, offering maximum earning potential ….. and with a strong threat of personal growth, this may be your chance to discover how to use this vehicle to offer your family all of the above!! 

Heres some of the moments caught on the day

 This business is an absolute joy,  and so is the residual income!!! 

Full House!!

Lunch with legend Dave O Brien, and much team mingling!! 

Birgit Plange… Impacting her world with the JuicePlus Franchise!

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Facebook biz pages .. Are they worth it?


I’m Christine, and most of my connections that haven’t come from offline family and friends have come from Facebook.


I have had a preference for Facebook, as it is where I have managed to build deeper connections and relationships with people due the personal sharing nature of it as a social media network.

A couple of years ago, I didn’t feel as comfortable with it, and although could straight away see the potential for building business relationships, I also saw that it was a long haul type of strategy …. meaning that this was only gonna really work for those who invest personally in their friends on Facebook. I struggled with sharing myself on Facebook and felt way more introverted than usual!!!

Socially I’m a listener, and an observer, so sharing myself directly was a jump out of my comfort zone ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

… I had that added protection vibe too for my family and kids lives !! I quickly learned about privacy settings and the skill to operate different info so that different sets of people saw different things ( family pics for family etc) until I grew comfortable with a standard I now use public ( apart from content o share in particular forums/group)

I see all the time, people who flash around, posting lifestyle images, before and after images after using different products with clear intention to direct their audience to their business ….

Personally, I’ve always been drawn to more authentic measures, people who I can get to know outside of business. It helps me to connect them to their business and that helps me connect to their business!!! (I followed a lady once that promoted a minimalist lifestyle and via getting to know her on Facebook and blog I joined a challenge to jump off the ladder and create a simplistic life!!)

Trust, loyalty, connection and inspiration …. those are the things that surround any connection I have made on Facebook around business!

Of course I have made mistakes … Once I bought clothes straight from Facebook … They came from China looking like half the quality from the pictures and I learned my lesson fast!

When someone connects with me through my business for the first time, I direct them to my personal page straight away! If I cannot meet them personally, I will definately encourage phone call, Skype etc. and will give the person a chance to get a yes feeling from the interaction …

That way there is an open door for me to help / serve and provide value … even if it’s just a product I’m organizing a delivery for, if the interaction is personal it is more satisfying, and the customer will more readily seek my advise or support, this assists the transaction to become an authentic exchange between two people!!!

Facebook pagesย 

I have a few for my different businesses Health .Art .Blog .

Facebook do not like us to directly sell from a personal profile … which I think is fair enough given how tacky it looks when I see a direct product placement or add from a personal page … I just get a NO feeling … It’s different however to read about a persons DAY at work, as it’s a personal connection /experience, and is helping me connect to that person, so I enjoy those posts of personal growth in business etc.


Business / fan pages were set up for direct business interaction! They can also be used to attract people to a brand, and can contain lots of entertaining images and videos apart from sales or product info … a bit like a shop window to ย drawn attention in!!!

You can directly sell from a Facebook page, or ask someone to opt in by asking for their email address to get more info about product/service …. you can even pay for adds that will be shown to target audiences that you set up !!

It can all be a bit overwhelming!!!

I’ve had a bit of Facebook training, and played around with adds on Facebook … but honestly, the best engagement I get on my page comes from connections I’ve made personally … from two types of people.

1. From my fb friends and fans that see and like my content!

2. Business connections: those I network with as a part of different forum groups/ communities that have aspects of business in common and reciprocate support each other ( sometimes this leads to promoting each other’s businesses and buying directly from each other!)

Plus … There’s no limit to fans that can like and engage in your page, whereas there is a limit to your personal friends.

Recently I did a Facebook page 21 day challenge with a group of holistic therapists that was really quite grounded in this approach, promoting long term persistence consistency relationship building strategies that are congruent to the type of authentic business I am currently building

Here’s my Testemony for the creative bizย 

What’s your experience?

Ps: I have gained a lot of skills in promoting myself through video messages and outline the benefits of the light it up video marketing challenge, where i continue to learn and grow check it out !

Thanks for reading, feel free to share and connect on Facebook if you haven’t already ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Running the home empire!

I’m starting a course in the coming week …. 

To feed my working spirit …

and tweak my daily work to come directly in alignment with my message of health, creativity and soul.

I’m hoping it will give me the nuts and bolts to develop further my dream of mentoring families to find financial freedom working alongside us at familywholefoodhealth, and build upon my existing business with the juice plus + company.

I feel I have been growing into myself as a leader and mentor of this last year, and the next 12 weeks of participating in ‘design an authentic living’ with Niamh Arthur will prepare me to launch big plans to develop my empire!!

I hope to take you on the journey with me, as I journal my learnings in my professional development. The course starts officially August 9th, so I’ll be well on my way when kids return to school and I get stuck into the nitty gritty!

Here’s to health wealth creativity 

…. And lots of soul 

Ps: did you ever feel it was your time for something?

What was is? And how did it develop! Would love to hear!