I know we hear the words ‘passive’ and ‘residual’ thrown around all the time, but do you know what passive income really means?

Passive Or Residual Income

According to Wikipedia:

Passive income is an income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it.

Here’s a great way to explain how passive/residual income works.

Remember this guy?


Elvis Presley is one of the most well known performers in the history of EVER! Elvis passed away in 1977 AND in 2015 he made $55 Million.


Clearly, he’s no longer performing or recording. But it’s the power of residual income that’s allowing his estate to continue to flourish 40 years later. Elvis essentially did a great job once, and it’s paying him/estate over and over and over again. That’s called royalty income or passive/residual income. AND THAT’S POWERFUL.

Why Would You Want A Passive Income?

Working for someone else is great! You clock in and out at a certain time, you can book holiday time, some employers offer sick days etc.

BUT…What happens if you get fired? Or the business closes? Do you have a back-up plan?

What if YOU own the business and your overhead is eating you out of business? I know when we owned a coffee shop, that cup of coffee only paid us once and if tomorrow I didn’t sell a cup of coffee we made nothing!

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Where To Find Passive Or Residual Income Streams

A really smart business man named Robert Kiyosaki understands the power of having another income working for you instead of you working for it!robert Kiyosaki

Also, I’m a BIG fan of his mindset!


Why Network or Multilevel Marketing Can Give You Passive Income



First of all, what’s really cool about network marketing and residual income is that you don’t have to have any crazy super power sales skills. Also, there is a very small investment to start and it’s duplicatable.

AND, duplication is POWERFUL!!! When you teach and help other amazing entrepreneurs to do exactly what you are doing, you can also benefit from their efforts and over time THAT could help everyone benefit in a really amazing way! That’s called leveraged income (income earned by other people’s efforts).

AND, YOU CAN BUILD YOUR BUSINESS RIGHT FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME, 24 hours a day whether you’re working at it or not. Because when you join a company that is in multiple countries around the world, your business keeps on growing while you are catching up on your beauty sleep. With the power of leveraged income everyone can win!

Furthermore, network marketing will always be here as long as people are looking to get a head in life, want time freedom or need additional income.

As a result, the freedom to have feasible choices for a side income other than real estate (with heavy investments), franchises (with heavy investments and time) or a traditional business (with heavy investments and time) are out there in the network marketing world. Just find a really great company with patented products (that work), exclusivity with their products, a fabulous compensation plan, a proven system that works and (this one is super important) a company with integrity and values and the world can literally be yours.

We’ve found ours!!

Drop us an email to chat!

Dream BIG my friends!

Lots of love,

Vanessa and Tony





Starting A Business



So, you want to start your own business. GOOD ON YOU for taking the world into your own hands and deciding it’s time to start making a life and not just a living! Starting a business.

Have you done your research? Do you know how much it costs to start a brick and mortar business?

Starting A Traditional Business

We have owned traditional businesses. Some did quite well and we left happy little campers. BUT we have also had business disasters where we lost a home, a car and every bit of savings we had stashed trying to keep it afloat. So, before you start a business here are a few factors to consider.

Start Up Ain’t Cheap

The average cost of starting a business is $30 000.00. That’s just to start!

Location, location, location…

A great business idea is only part of what makes a successful business. It’s the location that could make or break your success. How much foot traffic and what other businesses are within your locale greatly determines what direction your success can take. Higher foot traffic=higher sales=higher cost per sq. ft for rent. So, if your location is near a grocery store or a higher end brand store like Starbucks, you can usually expect to pay more. Don’t forget the cost of building maintenance, parking, common area keeping etc. can add up very quickly, so be aware of additional costs when considering entering into an agreement. (Don’t forget property taxes, utilities, property insurance and penalties associated if you break your lease. Sometimes that can enter into the thousands.)

Cushman & Wakefield released its 2015/2016 ‘Main Streets Across The World‘ study. Yes, these cover the high end streets of the world, but it gives you an idea of the costs some companies will endure for prime retail locations in North America.


So, whether you are a global tycoon or a mom ‘n pop shop the costs for retail space on a lesser known street all the way up to the hotshot spots can be anywhere from $7/sq ft to $3500/sq ft. The equation for how much it would cost to rent retail space is

[Total Square Feet x Price per Sq Ft. ÷ 12 (months) = Monthly Rent] So, if you are renting a 2000 sq foot space at $10 per sq ft/12 months you will be paying $1600 per month on rent (plus other costs you need to negotiate ie. common area, taxes etc) and you still need to pay for utilities.


No, I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer…but remember the world doesn’t give you an instruction manual on how to make a business successful and the risk can be life changing.debbie


You Could Start a Franchise

Franchises are businesses already thought out for you. The company has an effective plan in place to get you on your way to business ownership and even have pre approved suppliers, designs and even uniforms all ready in a neat and tidy little package.

Let’s take a look at the costs involved in 2 common franchises:

Tim Hortons

Franchise Cost:
-$480,000 to $510,000* plus all applicable taxes (this includes a drive-thru)
-Additional Working Capital:
(start-up costs) $50,000 (cash)
-At least $153,000 of the franchise cost must be unencumbered (cash or liquid assets) in
addition to the $50,000 working capital that must also be unencumbered. (so now that’s $203, 000 cash), but you’re allowed to borrow the rest.
*Not included in the cost of the franchise: the building and the land the building is on.
-Agreement is for 10 years with the option to renew for another 10 years after.
Ongoing payments, plus applicable tax:
-A weekly royalty fee of 4.5% of gross sales for the term of the license
-A monthly rental that is the greater of a fixed minimum rent or 8.5% of monthly
gross sales
-A monthly advertising levy of 4% of gross sales for the term of the license
Franchise Cost:

-An initial down payment is required when you purchase a new restaurant (40% of the total cost) or an existing restaurant (25% of the total cost). It must come from non-borrowed, unencumbered personal resources (which include cash on hand; securities, bonds, and debentures; vested profit sharing (net of taxes); and business or real estate equity, exclusive of your personal residence.)

-Because the cost varies from restaurant to restaurant the total cost can vary for down payment. Generally,  a minimum of $800,000 of non-borrowed (unencumbered) personal resources to consider you for a franchise.

Ongoing fees:

Service fee: a monthly fee based upon the restaurant’s sales performance (currently a service fee of 4.0% of monthly gross sales).
Rent: a monthly base rent and/or percentage rent that is a percentage of monthly gross sales.

YIKES!! And there are time commitments, how many hours a week you as an owner are required to work and you have to apply to qualify for a location.

So where does that leave the average person wanting to start a business, but doesn’t have the equity, backing, or resources to start a traditional location?


Climbing very quickly on the popularity ladder, direct sales has been seen as the perfect way to add additional income while working spare time, part time or full time. Are you looking to pay-off a few bills faster, buy a few extra groceries each week or looking for something you can build into a full time career?

What’s Really Great About Network Marketing

Starting A Business For a Fraction Of The Cost

  • Unlike starting a traditional business, you can start a home based direct sales business for very little money.
  • Makes it easier for anyone to start their own business
  • Means initial investment can be recouped faster

YOU Decide When You Work

  • Take a sick day when you are sick, take a holiday whenever you chose, volunteer at your kid’s school. It’s all up to you how often you want to work.
  • Whether it’s spare time, part time or full time, the choice is totally up to you because YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS.

Take Your Business On The Road

  • Thinking about going on a holiday, you can take your business with you if you choose. Visiting family and friends father away, you can share your business adventure with them. Feel like sitting in your tub all afternoon, Hey! You can do your business from your bathroom. It’s your business, and with the wonderful advancements in technology, you can literally take your business with you any where you go. Business hours on your terms.

The Power Of The Internet

  • Unlike a store front business, you can wrap your arms around the globe with your direct sales business. You aren’t limited to your town or city, you can literally do business in other parts of the world from the comfort of your own home.


This is your business and you can build it as your chose on your time and your terms and that gives you THE POWER OF CHOICE!! That, my friends is the power to give yourself permission to build the life you are destined to live.

Tony and I are always looking to work eager entrepreneurs who are wanting to build the future they deserve, and Nerium has been the vehicle that has given us the choice of where that future will lead. So, if you’re looking for a really great company, want to work with a really great team who believes in YOU, and want the mentor ship you deserve click here .

If you want to chat to see how Nerium has changed our lives, find us here .

Dream Big my friend!

Love Vanessa and Tony




















The Power Of Positive Affirmations



The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Affirmations can be what ever you want them to be; good, bad or down right ugly depending on your level of awareness and desire to change those thoughts.

Lately, there has been a lot of buzz on the net when it comes to using affirmations so here is the scoop on how they work and how to work them.

What’s Happening In Our Thoughts

How many times do you verbally beat yourself up in a day? It’s OK (not OK) because we all do it, but GOOD NEWS! It can be changed by replacing it with other words. Words are powerful things, so let’s use those words for good and not eeeeeviiiilllll….

Your thoughts form your character and how you interact with the world. They also determine your level of success personally and spiritually and how others relate towards you.

Life experience plays a HUGE factor in self talk/affirmations. Things that happened when you were a kid, what a teacher might have said to you in Grade 6 (good or bad), parents, friends, neighbors, bosses etc. can rear their ugly heads when something not so cool happens. Most people punish themselves by repeating negative thoughts if they’ve made a mistake or someone criticizes them. This is when that gremlin sneaks in and cheats us by using defeating, unpleasant and harmful words causing our thoughts to punish us when there is no need for punishment. If it happens over and over again it starts to take a toll on the psyche and our perception of self worth. Negative thoughts are like a blood sucker that slows your brain down. Because the subconscious mind believes those bad things you are saying as truth, it attracts bad situations and problems into your life because, “Hey, why would you lead you the wrong way?”



Let’s Change These Mind Games Up A Little

Our thoughts determine our quality of life, so the head games we play inside will determine the quality of our day.

Optimistic and positive thoughts create a ‘happy zappy’ effect which helps stimulate growth of nerve connections, supports brain growth, increases serotonin which creates a sense of well-being, improves cognition by increasing mental productivity, improves your ability to analyze and think, increases attentiveness and of course leads to more happy thoughts. Happy people are more creative, think better and well…are just better.happy

Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations can have a spiritual force about them. Like a mantra they need to be in the NOW, strong, clear and to the point.

A great way to start a positive affirmation is to speak it as if it is happening right now.

I AM A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR vs I will be a successful entrepreneur

I HAVE A STRONG AND GROWING BUSINESS vs My business will grow strong and successful

PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED TO ME BECAUSE I HAVE VALUE vs People will be attracted to be because I have value

See how those statements are written in the ‘now’ as opposed to eventually. By speaking your truth NOW, your now will start to be your truth.

Belief In Your Words

Sometimes you give yourself push back while saying your affirmations, so be very clear and concise with what you really want in your world. When those dream snatchers creep in be firm and direct by immediately focusing on what want and erasing everything else. Push back those thoughts and stay firm on what you believe, that you deserve the world and every success it has to offer. You are the master of your mind, take charge and kick all negativity in the ass.

Positive Affirmations To Get You Started

Here are a bunch of great affirmations to get you started on changing your thoughts and changing the world. These are mine, but I love you so much you can use them too!

I am the creator of my life; I build its security.

I am filled with energy and joy and share it with the world.

I nurture my mind with good thoughts, my body with good food and my soul with good intentions.

I am creative, brilliant and share my gifts with others.

I am a successful entrepreneur.

Successful business minded people are looking for me and my opportunity.

Entrepreneurs are finding me to help them build a strong business.

Motivated people come into my life today.

I bless people everyday with my kindness.

REMEMBER YOU ARE WORTH IT! So let’s get this life rolling!! Jot your positive affirmations onto sticky notes, write them on your bathroom mirror, stick them onto the steering wheel of your car, hang them above your bed, on your front door. Basically, where ever you look every day stick one there. You deserve the best, so go be the best!


If you want to find a way to get everything you want from life by hanging out with happy, positive people who can show you how to build a great income check us out here.

If you want to start an amazing business with a company who focuses on happiness, let’s get you started now join here.

It’s time to give yourself permission to succeed!


Lots of love,

Vanessa and Tony











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Michael Turnbull on A Current Affair

Michael Turnbull Current Affair Nerium Australia scandal.

Former Bachelorette star Michael Turnbull interviewed on Australian news media outlet A Current Affair.

Concerns about his possible involvement in a pyramid scheme.

Does A Current Affair even know what a pyramid scheme is?

Honestly, after looking at their reporting of the situation I really have to wonder. They obviously have real idea about the difference between a real Ponzi Scheme and a legitimate direct sales company. Watch this video and learn why.

I mean really, it sounds more like they have a love/hate relationship with Michael Turnbull. Seems that they have been unfairly focusing on the former Bachelorette star, claiming all sorts of things including that he is involved in a “Pyramid Scheme”.

Here’s where A Current Affair goes very wrong.

They claim that Michael Turnbull is part a pyramid scheme company. They claim that Nerium International is a pyramid scheme.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Watch the video above and learn why.

You cannot create real customers and be a Ponzi Scheme.

Get your facts straight, A Current Affair.

For all of our friends involved in Direct Sales, especially those living in Australia, if you have concerns or would like help growing your business, comment below or contact us here.



Lydia Ko loves Nerium EHT

Why use Nerium EHT Canada? Pro Athletes use EHT, so should you!

Why should you use Nerium EHT Canada if you are an athlete.

Former professional NFL player Ken Hamelin shares why he uses Nerium EHT Canada.

Professional Athletes Use Nerium EHT

Athletes from Ken Hamlin to Ray Lewis to Lydia Ko are all using this revolutionary new supplement developed by Dr. Jeffery Stock of Signum Biosciences.


Some of these former professional athletes have enjoyed the product so much they are brand partners with Nerium International as well. Why?

None of these athletes are short on funds. They have had very successful professional careers. The benefits they have received from using Nerium EHT helped them see the benefits of being partnered with a company that was on the leading edge of nootropic research.

Why take Nerium EHT in Canada?

Pretty simple really. We only have one brain. Its kinda important. You have nothing lose but you have focus, clarity, improved sleep, increased energy, improved memory to gain.

Pretty simple really. Whether you are 5 or 95 you should be taking this all natural supplement. Contact us today if you want to give it a try for 30 days with a 100% money back guarantee.

Dream Big

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How much money can you make with Nerium

Really? The answer is as much or as little as you want! Listen to Nerium’s Millionaire Club Member and top income earner Todd Cahill share his experiences

Make sure you get back with the person who shared this video with you! If you are looking for the first time and want to partner with us click here

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Team Millionaire Makers Canada Relaunch

Think skincare is just for ladies? Think again! Here what former US Marine Obom Bowen has to say about why Nerium, why this team and why now!

Get back with the person who invited you to watch this presentation and we would like to welcome you to the biggest baddest Canadian team in Nerium!


Nerium Canada RELAUNCH!

Watch this video and hear from Millionaire Club Member Dale Munger why Nerium, Why Nerium Canada and why now!


Nerium Australia

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Nerium Is Going To Australia

Nerium is going to Australia!!! Australia_726x313


Nerium Targets 4th Quarter Of 2016 Entry Into Australia

So, let’s take count of how many countries Nerium International has added to its growing list of openings.

  1. US
  2. Canada
  3. Mexico
  4. Korea
  5. Japan (July 19, 2016)
  6. also in 2016 Hong Kong, Colombia and Australia.


“Australia is a thriving market for both the global anti-aging skincare segment and direct sales industry,” says Jeff Olson, Founder and CEO. “Nerium’s leadership team looks forward to bringing our unique business model and revolutionary products to Australia as we continue to expand Nerium International into the Asia-Pacific market.”

Direct Sales In Australia

According to

  • DSA member companies achieved $1.48 billion (AUD) in annual sales
  • Approximately 597,000 independent salespeople were engaged with members
  • Women account for 75% of the direct selling salesforce
  • Complementary healthcare products account for 33% of DSA members’ sales
  • Cosmetics and personal care products account for 22% of DSA members’ sales
  • Household goods account for 27% of DSA members’ sales
  • DSA members’ sales account for approximately 20% of the Australian complementary healthcare market and 15% of its cosmetics market.

Direct Sales companies are hot right now and offer a savy way of doing business that is easily accessible to everyone wanting to start a small business, but not wanting the hefty costs and commitment associated with the traditional business style.

What Does Direct Sales Offer?

I love this type of business model because it can be done from the comfort of your own home in your free time OR it can offer a part time-full time income depending on YOU. Direct sales offers mothers an income while raising their families, young entrepreurs an alternative to a 9:00-5:00 JOB and anyone wanting to earn a few extra bucks a month another way to bring in a sideline income without having to take another job.

Glue this jazzy business alternative together with a ground breaking, earth shaking opportunity that Nerium International offers, add some top-notch scientifically based products, world class leadership and a killer compensation plan and you have a WINNER.


Because Nerium is breaking records all over the direct sales industry AND it’s just the beginning of our global launch so NOW is the time to get started.

We are always looking for sharp like minded people all over the world to partner with, so if you are looking for a rocking opportunity with top leadership on one of the fastest growing teams in the industry message us here

We are running with the runners and changing lives as we go!!!

Dream Big my friends!

Love Vanessa and Tony






Zero the Superhero


What’s Your Superpower?

Zero the Superhero

Everyone Has a Superpower

Everyone has a superpower. I love that! But, not everyone knows what that superpower might be.

Why I Don’t Always See The Super In Me


What's my superpower


That’s a very good question. Why can’t we see the superpowers in ourselves?

Maybe it’s because of our past. First of all we don’t inherit our personalities. Those are developed through life experiences. We can learn to ‘pick-up’ some traits from our parents, siblings and friends, but we develop our personalities through the act of living. The great thing about that is we mold who we are by where we have been.  We have a huge treasure chest of adventures we have been on, some good and some not so good, but all these experiences can be used to hone our superpowers. The gifts we have inside us.

Here’s are a few great little questions to ask yourself to help you find ‘the power within.

1. What do your friends compliment you about when talking about your personality?

  • You always seem to make everyone feel so good about themselves
  • You always know just what to say
  • You give the best advice
  • You talk everyone ‘off the ledge’
  • You just make me happy all the time

2. If you could pick 1 superpower to help others, what would it be?

3. What do you like most about yourself?

4. When you hear about someone struggling, what would you do to help ‘fix’ their problem?

If you look at your answers I’m sure you can already see your superpower emerging.

So What’s So Great About Finding That Special Thing About ME? (You)



Experience is what leads you to your next adventure. It’s what gives you that special something that sets you above the rest. It makes you different, helps you relate to others going through a similar struggle and gives you a chance to make a difference.

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn
C.S. Lewis

Life experience

How To Make A difference

When I was a teen I thought I needed to be like everyone else. I needed to think the same way, like the same music, laugh at the same jokes and admire the same people…Basically, just be a sheep.

When I became an adult I thought I needed to be like everyone else, make money the traditional way, live risk free and admire the same people…Basically, just be an older sheep.

Then I grew up!

I learned that I was miserable trying to fit in. I was terrible at pretending to like my JOB and pretending to like people I thought I needed to be friends with. I began to realize that ‘success’ wasn’t all about money or status. That’s when I understood what having a super power really meant.

Using Your Powers For Good


  • the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect or fame
  • the correct or desired result of an attempt
  • someone or something that is successful: a person or thing that succeeds

Today is a BIG day! Today I don’t agree with Merium-Webster’s definition of Success

SUCCESS: Your Super Power (our definition)

  • the fact of giving hope and happiness to others
  • the correct way to live as a human being
  • someone or something that finds their true gift and shares it with the world

Today is the day YOU find your SUCCESS, your super power, your way to contribute to society in a way that shows everyone that YOU ARE A SUPERHERO because you have found your gift.

Be true to yourself and let the super YOU shine through. Take a moment to think about how you have influenced your friends, family, kids, dog, neighbor, stranger. Did you make them smile? Did it feel good? If your answer is YES, then my friend you have found your super power.

If you would like to hangout with like minded people living life on their terms and building their dreams drop us a line . If you would like to do what we’re doing and have fun building your dreams Partner with us.

Dream Big!

Vanessa and Tony