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Monday Morning Makeover~Voices

What voices do you listen to?

DTC Press-Release on Yahoo!

san diego 64Just as I sat at my computer wondering what to share on A BeNew Journey today, I found an article on Yahoo Finance about the new company Jerry and I joined, DTC. The article calls our company (the one I wrote about in my last post) an “industry changing concept!”

Had to share it with you!

We’re very excited to be on this new business journey–and a bit breathless as we watch how God is shaping unexpected opportunities for us.

Last summer Jerry spent some time processing life with a spiritual/business mentor. They prayed about Jerry’s future as a businessman.

The next morning Jerry “happened” to read this in the Bible: “You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’  But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.” (Duet. 8:17-19 NIV)

We’re looking to the One who teaches us how to be business leaders.

If you think this company is a fit for you, we’d love to grow together with our friends. Check out our new website, watch the videos. There’s a place where you can ask for more information.

New Energy

I hear a lot of talk about energy these days. Friends who wish they had it. Friends who claim they do. Some circles talk about the positive and negative energy around everything in life from people to money to ideas. On this blog you’ve heard me talk about getting more energy as I lost weight and started supporting my body nutritionally.

There’s also a lot of energy happening around a new company that launches in January. It’s the dream child of some people I respect a lot, including two sisters, Kathy and Marjorie, who were a part of the company which created the products that helped me get healthy and shed that 55 pounds. Together with some really smart people they are starting a brand new company called Ditch the Can (DtC), which offers energy drinks.

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With 80% less sugar than their competitors and only 30 calories, this new energy drink is a great alternative for people like us who are watching what goes into our bodies. It tastes very similar to other energy drinks I’ve tried and packs the same punch–with perhaps less buzz and more staying power.

I know all because Jerry and I saw the unique opportunity to grow with company from the ground floor up and hopped aboard this ship.

Why resist the chance to be a part of something new? We found excitement in the idea of building and growing with a new company, and we believe the potential for financial reward is great.  The concept is simple: Get cash back when you drink energy drinks. Tell others about it so they can get cash back and you’ll also get a commission.

The company gave us our own website where people can order right off the QR code on our business cards.

We had a lot of fun dreaming together about our new venture while we were at the convention in San Diego. The company has developed lots of fun “swag” and videos to support us in marketing.

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Our daughter and son-in-law caught the vision, too, believing it is especially suited to their demographic. (And folks, after seeing all the energy drinks my daughter has downed, I’m excited about a healthier alternative for her!)

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The left shot is of the newlyweds holding hands. While the DtC tattoo isn’t permanent, the love tattoo is. They each got one on their wrist to stand in solidarity with the fight against one of the most damaging recent trends, cutting. I’m proud of the passion Sarah and David share to fight for the spiritual and emotional health of their generation.

The last picture is the amazing Allison. She might want you to think she’s as tough as she looks in that picture, but really she’s a softie. I briefly met her before our trip to San Diego, but sharing time together in that condo made me fall in love with her even more. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the people in a community say a lot about whether or not it’s for you!

Catching the vision and puttin’ on the swag

(Hey, do a girl a favor. If you already drink energy drinks, give ours a try. The price points and energy boost are competitive and the quality better, so why not buy from a friend?)

San Diego II – The Beach

Some sidewalks led to more exotic spaces than others.

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Not that I don’t like strolling through my neighborhood, but there was an extra excitement bubbling forth as Sarah and David urged me down the sidewalk in San Diego leading to the beach. I couldn’t resist stopping to capture pictures of sea lions

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and several of the dipping sun.

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But Sarah and David ran ahead, calling that I must hurry if I was going to watch the sunset from the sand.

So I rushed ahead only to pause and snap more shots, then revel in the fact that I could run barefoot across the lawn of a green park and catch up to them. A year, and almost 60 pounds ago, I couldn’t have done it. I’m still shocked than I can now.

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Once across the little park we rushed down some stairs to a beach so we could feel sand beneath our feet

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and dip our toes in the ocean

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as the sun took her own stroll on the horizon.

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While she journeyed, we played her glow.

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Once the sun disappeared

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into the ocean

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all that was left was a faint fragment of light reminding us of where she’d been. It was hard to see anything but shadowed outlines.

Sarah urged me to walk a little closer to a big rock. Trusting soul that I am, I did. Not making any new discoveries I questioned the quest, and she urged me on. I stepped closer. Suddenly the big rock arched it’s back, and I realized I was just across the space of my living room from a sea lion!

Delightful! (But too dark to capture on film.)

Sharing the moment with Sarah and David, knowing we were there for work, but playing together as family, was surreal. A hunger grew within to share this type of thing with Jerry and all the kids. To work and travel together, seeing the world, experiencing sunsets on horizons all across this great planet. And I was reminded of that day on the mountain last July when God told me it was okay to dream of such things.

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Some sidewalks lead to more exotic beaches than others.