Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May Loan To Kiva!


This month we were able to help Adelaida Bautista from the Philippines. Adelaida is a very hard working woman who is determined to improve her family's standard of living. She joined Kiva in 2005 to gain access to loans that would help fund her entrepreneurial dreams.
The first few loans from Kiva helped her support the family's fishing and hog fattening business. With this new loan she will continue to put money into supporting the business and even expanding it! Her future goals are to purchase a new jeepney so they can expand territory of their fish selling buisness to surrounding neighborhoods. By owning her own transportation she can save time and money all while expanding. The income from her business will help support her dream that her children will complete college degress and find good jobs.

Kiva is a wonderful program and I urge all of you to check out their website!

Wishing You All A Blessed Day..

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Kiva Loan Made!

Some of you have have read from time to time my blogs about the Kiva program. I urge all of you to take a few minutes and check out this great organization. Click Here to learn more. This month I have been able to make a new loan to Esther Adedoyin. Esther is married and has 5 children. She is determined to pull her business and family out of poverty. Reminds me of a time when I was a broke single mom trying to make ends meat and provide a safer place for my young son to live.

At that time in my life a friend introduced me to the network marketing industry which changed my entire life. The industry has been very good to me and I follow my passion now to help others experience not only financial freedom but time freedom as well. Along with that I am proud to be able to help others around the world by using the Kiva program.

Esther sells groceries like milk, sugar and toothpaste and she has been in business for a long time. Her hopes are to own a supermarket one day which will allow her to have even more one-on-one interaction with her customers.....something that she really enjoys.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Creating Windows Of Time

Creating Windows Of Time...Maximize Your TIME And Your Business!

Are you working your home based business part time while working a full time career? Trying to find TIME to do it all?

Create windows of time by charting out your day from the time you get up until the time you go to bed. Hour by hour...chart it out.

Where do you see small amounts of time that can be used for your business or perhaps things that could be postponed or eliminated to work your business. Ask what I am doing right now making me any money? Am I in an Income Producing Activity or IPA.

Where Are Your Open Windows Or Small Increments Of TIME?

If it is early morning...then make calls to people in later time zones.
If it is late at night then make calls to people in earlier time zone, send out emails, post messages on blogs, message boards, and other social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Make the internet work for you while you are working during the day and sleeping at night by using your self-replicating website, auto-responding emails. During your lunch hour make calls, address direct mail pieces and hand out and product samples. If you are out running errands make sure to have brochures, samples and business cards to hand out....remember you build your business by building relationships.

Ask existing customers/clients for referrals. Then ask the referral for referrals after they become a customer by doing this you can create an unlimited supply of people to talk to.

Stay Visible!! Find ways to keep yourself and your business visible.

Of all the people you meet:

3% are ready to buy your product or service.

7% are unsure at the moment but interested in the information.

The other 90% are not ready at this time.

These 90% are the people you must keep in CONTACT with. So when they are ready they remember YOU and you product/opportunity....not someone else.
Keep the communication flowing!

To Your Success,

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Two More Kiva Loans!

How exciting we were able to make two more Kiva loans last week! The first loan was to Regina who lives in Nigeria. She is married and has 5 kids and is 48 years old. She is a very focused and hard working woman and requested a loan from Kiva in order to buy more sarongs that she can resell to her customers. We contributed $25.00 and she will replay the loan. Make sure to click on the link abouve to see just how this grest program works.

The second loan was to Beauty and she is 38 years old and is married with 6 children. All of her children are excelling in school and I am so happy to be able to help. Beauty owns a grocery stall where she sells drinks and groceries to make a living. She has had this business since 2001. She works long hours in order to meet the demands of her customers and she hopes in the future to be able to own a supermarket.

This is a wonderful program and Kiva is the world's first person=person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.

Please check out KIVA!!


Helping The Homeless In San Diego

Recently MVPmv and Kristin's Kidz were are to help the homeless on the streets of San Diego ...Click Here under Announcements to read a very heart felt recap of the experience by Tracy Jacobsen, Director of Kristin's Kidz and her opportunity to help distribute the gifts with a well known photojournalist, Susan Lankford.

MVPmv will continue to collect the hat gifts for the next couple of months and pass them out to those in need. Buck Reed and I would like to thank all of the people from MVP and our Womens Empowerment Night that helped contribute and write special messages for those who were out in the cold.
Pictured here are Photojournalist Susan Lankford (L) and her daughter Polly in Susan's studio in downtown San Diego just minutes before hitting the streets to pass out the hats and blankets with Tracy. Pictures behind them on the wall are some of the photos of the homeless that are featured in the book, downTown USA.
Again thank you all for helping with this project.

Monday, January 4, 2010

First Tasting Party Of The New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I am so excited about this New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday with your friends and family. I would like to personally invite you to a tasting party at my home on Wednesday Jan. 6 at 7:30 PM.

We will have time to think about and plan how we will be planting our Seeds of Intention for this upcoming year.
If you Plan A that you were living last year was not working for you then join us on Wednesday and I will share with you a Plan B that helped many people last year and can help you in 2010 achieve the balance that you are looking for in your life as well as the potential for unlimited income and time freedom. Take this step on implementing some solid action steps that will help you achieve more in 2010.

Here is a great Video to watch. Click Here
Tasting Party:
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: My Home In Carlsbad,CA.
RSVP & Get Directions : email

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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Friday, November 27, 2009

It's Kiva Time!

I love building teams of people who work together in creating a better life. This is probably why I love the concept of Kiva. Through this organization a person can help others realize their dreams by providing small business loans. Each time the loan of $25.00 is paid back I reinvest in another individual or individuals as with this last loan. This recent loan was made to a group of women.

The official name of this group translates as "The Women’s Bank of Unity and Growth." This group consists of 12 women from the Coto Brus region of southern Costa Rica. With this loan, each member will receive a deposit to invest at their discretion. These women have created The Women’s Bank of Unity and Growth as a formal way to support each other as guarantors of each other’s loans.

You can find out more about Kiva by visiting Kiva
Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. The people you see on Kiva's site are real people. When you browse entrepreneurs' profiles on Kiva, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. It is rewarding to get that email....saying your loan has been repaid and fun in slecting another person or group to help.

I will keep you posted on the next loan that is repaid and a new loan made.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Just Love Kiva!

Today I was able to make another business loan through Kiva. You have got to check out their website at

Today I was able to help Hawa Quaqui, 39 years old, a widow with 5 children. Hawa lives and works in Perry town, just north of Monrovia, Liberia. Her business is selling dry goods. She purchases items like oil, candles, matches ,bleach, etc and sells them retail to the residents in Perry Town.
Hawa has had her business for over 10 years and her business is growing. She was needing additional funding so that she can purchase more dry goods to expand her business and become the successful business woman that she desires. She dreams of her children helping her in the family business. I am excited to help her bring that dream to reality.
Here in the US I can help people explore the home based business opportunity by following the MVPmv system. I find this extremely rewarding and now with Kiva I can reach out across the world and help others too!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Help The Ecomony!! Stop Buying From China!!

Hi Everyone,

Below you will find an email that I recently received. You have gotten the same one. It brings up some interesting points. And I know I will start reading the labels closer and start only buying from the United States.
Here is the email:

Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that we just do not think? While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets, the media wrings its hands and criticizes the Bush Administration for perceived errors. Yet 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended. Well, duh..why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?

Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without. Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example, the point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.

THINK ABOUT THIS If 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our!! The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory. Wahhhhhhhhhhhh The solution? Let's give them fair warning and send our own message. Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on June 4, and continue it until July 4. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.
Remember, June 4 to July 4. EVEN BETTER. . . START NOW.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Help Me Get This Entrepreneur Off The Ground!


I just made a loan to Sairanbi Karimova, a single mom raising two children in Tajikistan using a revolutionary new website called Kiva (

You can go to Kiva's website and lend to someone across the globe who needs a loan for their business - like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks. Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent - and you get updates letting you know how the entrepreneur is going.

The best part is, when the entrepreneur pays back their loan you get your money back - and Kiva's loans are managed by microfinance institutions on the ground who have a lot of experience doing this, so you can trust that your money is being handled responsibly.

I just made a loan to Sairanbi . She still needs another $150.00 to complete her loan request of $1,175.00 (you can loan as little as $25.00!). Help me get this entrepreneur off the ground by clicking on the link below to make a loan to Sairanbi Karimova too:

It's finally easy to actually do something about poverty - using Kiva I know exactly who my money is loaned to and what they're using it for. And most of all, I know that I'm helping them build a sustainable business that will provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate their family long after my loan is paid back.

Join me in changing the world - one loan at a time.


Sheri Sharman

What others are saying about

'Revolutionising how donors and lenders in the US are connecting with small entrepreneurs in developing countries.'
-- BBC

'If you've got 25 bucks, a PC and a PayPal account, you've now got the wherewithal to be an international financier.'
-- CNN Money

'Smaller investors can make loans of as little as $25 to specific individual entrepreneurs through a service launched last fall by'
-- The Wall Street Journal

'An inexpensive feel-good investment opportunity...All loaned funds go directly to the applicants, and most loans are repaid in full.'
-- Entrepreneur Magazine

Monday, May 18, 2009

Great Weekend in Orlando

Hi Everyone,

Just returning from a great weekend in Orlando. Buck Reed and I were one of the speakers at a convention for Home Based Businesses. To find out more and learn about the MVPWW

Leadership Academy watch this short video. Click Here

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Gift That Keeps Giving!

We recently gave a dear friend, Dr. Werner Langer a goat for his 83rd. birthday. Yes, I said a goat. The gift was one of many living gifts that can be made through a great organization call Heifer International. You can select a gift for any occasion of bees, goats, chickens, cows etc. The gifts are then given to a family in need in a less fortunate country. The family's are then able to provide food for themselves and are able earn some income too.
An example would Tanzania, Omari and Kulwa were struggling to raise a family on just 50 cents a day. With the training and a flock of chicks they received from Heifer, egg sales have boosted their daily income to $2, so they can now buy food and still pay school fees. Now through passing on the gift, all of the children in their village are going to school.

I urge all of you reading this to go to this website and give a gift that will keep on giving.

Go to: Heifer International. If you are truly looking for a very unique gift this is the place to shop. The prices are amazing, you can buy a flock of chicks, ducks or geese for $20, bees $30, goats $120 and different ranges for cows, heifers and ox. Or if someone asks you what you would like for a special occasion.....send them to the Heifer website and have them click on "Give".

Luv n'life,

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Don't Pre-judge People!

Don’t pre-judge or make assumptions about people….

It is just so easy to do this and if we stop and really think about how many times during the day do we do this I am sure it will shock you. A very good visual example is on this video of Susan Boyle who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. Just look at the expressions on the faces of the people in the audience and the judging panel. Hear what the judges have to say and how they admit to pre-judging Susan.

One of the four agreements in the book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is make no assumptions. Mr. Ruiz suggests that we all find the courage to ask questions and at the same time express what we really want. We need to clearly communicate with others as clearly as we can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama in our lives. In doing this we are making no assumptions or pre-judgments.

In the business of network marketing we need to follow that note and never pre-judge or make the assumption that a person would not be interested in our business opportunity because we assume they don’t have the time, don’t have the money to invest, or are at a status or income level that they would not be interested.

You can learn more valuable information on how to recruit people into your business by joining us for the next two weekends. Buck Reed and myself will be in Tampa, Florida this weekend and Los Angeles next weekend. then in may we will be in Rockford, Ill. If you are serious about taking your home based business to the next level then plan on attending one of these events. For more information go to....
MVP University.

Just like Susan Boyle you must have a dream or cause and not be afraid to share this gift with others no matter how long it may take.

Luv n'life,
Sheri Sharman

Thursday, March 12, 2009

"Who" do you know?

The power of “Who”.

There is a book with that exact title, The Power of WHO written by Bob Beaudine. In this book Mr. Beaudine talks about the importance of friendships and how vital they are to our dreams and success. I totally agree with him that true friendships are based on love, loyalty and mutual respect with no strings attached. I thought it was very interesting that if you have 100 friends and I have 100 friends…most would think that between the two of us we would have 200 friends. But that is the wrong answer, it would be 10,000! It’s exponential. In this book he explains how each of the people in our circle of friends has great influence with their circle of friends. He explains that our friends are pre-wired with a strong desire to help us.

For those of you that have attended any of our current trainings with MVP University or any that Buck Reed and I have taught throughout the years you will feel like you are hearing something very familiar. We have referred to it as “digging” and working with your warm market. In today’s economy it is so important to reconnect to people and to reach out to others by using today’s online tools to speed up your relationship building.

I myself have become more familiar with LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as well as blogging just to name a few ways to stay connected and to build on your relationships and establish new ones with social networks.

To Your Success,
Sheri Sharman

Monday, March 2, 2009

Update on Kristin's Kidz

The New Year has started off bringing many changes both here in the United Stares and in the world. I am happy to say that
Kristin’s Kidz (in memory of Kristin Kleizo) is becoming a component in that change. We are off to a great start with holding weekly conference calls to plan out the projects and programs that Kristin’s Kidz and volunteers will be a part of in 2009.

Here are just a few of the programs being considered:

Toys for Thailand
Tanners Totes
Ryan’s Wells
Little Red Wagon
Habitant for Humanity
Hotel Hope
Bridge of Hope (San Diego Chapter)
Women’s and Children’s Crisis Center (Los Angeles)
Orphanage in Mexico

And the list continues to grow. Many people attending the
MVP University trainings have already been contributing by clothing donations. We are currently looking for shelters to donate some of the clothing collected in the Rockford, Ill. and Tampa, Fl. areas. Our Kristin’s Kidz is being headed up by Tracy Jacobsen and MVP World Wide team members. If you would like to learn more about Kristins’s Kidz email
We are looking forward in the very near future to having our official kick off celebration for
Kristin’s Kidz! If you are passionate abut helping others and what to join us in making a difference then contact us now!

Sheri Sharman

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Shutting Down Puppy Mills

Greetings to All Dog Lovers!

Being a dog lover I am happy to say there has been some recent "Good News" regarding the shutting down of some puppy mills in North Carolina. Please take a few minutes to see a recent blog posted on Griffin's page of Celebrate Good News. This is a web site dedicated to the spreading of good news worldwide. While you are at the site why not become a member and help us in our quest to Celebrating Good News each and every day. Click Here to read more and to watch a recent rescue video.

Please share this video with other dog lovers and lets all unite in putting an end to the suffering.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie-

Many years ago I read Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People and it made a lasting impression on me. So much so that I have read it many times since and recommend it to others in the leadership trainings I have conducted over the years. And today I urge you to get this book and follow Mr. Carnegie’s direction too.

I was excited to see a great article in the March issue of Success Magazine on Carnegie and I would like to share the following information called Carnegie’ Points.


· Avoid arguments

· Don’t point out when people are wrong. Respect differing viewpoints.

· When you are wrong, admit it emphatically and move on.

· You will get more in business with honey than vinegar. Be friendly and gentle.

· When you begin a conversation with someone-even if it’s an opponent- focus on things upon which you agree.

· Let the other person talk more than you do. Listen fully.

· Lead people to the conclusion you want by making suggestion,
but ultimately let a person feel the idea was his or hers.

· Try honestly to see things from the other person’s viewpoint.

· Believe people are inherently good and honest.

· Use showmanship or dramatic techniques to sell your product.

· Create competition in the spirit of a desire to excel to get the best out of your people.

· When pointing out someone’s mistakes, talk about them indirectly.

· Talk about your own fallibility before pointing out someone else’s.

· Use questions to lead people instead of giving direct orders.

· Let other people maintain their pride.

· Lavish praise anytime you see improvement.

· See the best in people and then they will rise to your expectations.

· Be supportive and make mistakes seem easy to correct.

· When you want people to do things the way you suggest, point out the benefits.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Update On Toys For Thailand


I just wanted to share with all of you an update on Sasha Blair’s goodwill in Thailand.
Some of you may be following my blogs on the orphans in Thailand and what Sasha and others from the Toys for Thailand Foundation are accomplishing. See my December 29th blog.

My mother, Imo and I are close friends with Sasha and have made it one of our goals this tear to continue our support in helping create a safe and clean environment for theses orphans. The pictures show the kids repainting the boys dorm and getting ready for their new beds. Sasha and the team provided a very rare treat, Pizza for the children who helped with the clean up and painting. Through generous donations Toys for Thailand was able to purchase 100 new beds and have a new bathroom constructed.

Sasha will return any day now to San Diego her home. She has been in Thailand since Dec. 14th overseeing the project. Last week when I emailed her to see what was on her wish list for 2009 she replied with the wish of another 100 beds. The cost of a bed for a child is just $35.00 a very small portion of what a bed would cost here in the United States. If you would like to contribute Click Here

The Wat Don Chan orphanage currently is the home to over 650 children. Sasha says another 100 are expected this year. Please watch this short video Click Here and see how an idea and actions of just a few people have changed so many lives. My mom and I invite you to join us in helping make a better life for these children.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fifty People One Question!

I recently saw this very thought provoking clip on You Tube. Fifty people were asked the same question. Watch this video and then ask yourself the same question. Look for the video under the Video tab at the top of the page.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Celebrate Good News!

It is a New Day...time for a New Way!

For years I've avoided the late night news. It seems it was always terrible things being reported. News that left you feeling sad, troubled and many times questioning...what is this world coming to? I have always been a firm believer in the power of thought and that "thoughts are things". So wouldn't it be better to have good news, positive uplifting thoughts going through your mind, especially before going to bed at night?

Back in the mid-eighties I wanted to start a "Good News" TV station where only the good stories would be reported. Our "Unsung Heroes" of every day life and random acts of kindness would be the nightly news flash. Words of empowerment would be offered to help others lead a more productive life. There would be a segment on contribution and highlight those who were giving back to not only their communities but to others locally and around the world. Featured would be ordinary people who reached out with a helping hand to those in need.

Last year we decided to start forming a platform to create the sharing of "good news". The internet seemed to be the best format that would be available to people worldwide and 24/7. We created an online social community This is a community where you can join if you want to hear, read and share positive news. We started small with a group of founding members. Last year was a very full year for me with my grandson, Merric being born and me being a very hands on grandmother time went by faster than I ever thought possible. I did not get to really promote and seek others to help with this cause and now we are ready with your help to spread the word about the Power of Good News.

The new year of 2009 has brought some very new and exciting changes both with our new country leadership and my focus to move forward on what I am most passionate about, which is giving back to others through different humanitarian projects. Another priority of mine will be to help spread the word about our Celebrate Good News Community and encourage others to make a positive impact on our world. I would like to personally invite you to become a member of Celebrate Good News. It is easy to do and a great way to keep positive energy flowing.

Just go to and click on the "Register" button.
Make sure you upload a picture or icon so that your enrollment process will be complete and you will be all set to start sharing good news!
Our community will give you an opportunity to have your own blog, create special groups of interest, have a celebrategoodnews email and url and create a community of positive thinking friends!
Most importantly you can be a very important part of a movement that will change the world.

Don't delay we need you to help spread all the "Good News" that makes America the strong nation that she is. Because YOU do make a difference and together we CAN make positive changes!

Luv'n life,

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another Loan Is Made!

I am excited that today we were are to make another loan to a woman through the Kiva system. Read my previous blog. As loans are repaid the money goes back into my account with Kiva and I can then re-cycle the money so to speak and make another loan.

Today we made a loan to the following woman: Josephine Ehiobor
She sells beef. She has been in this business for a long time. She is married with three children.
Josephine is requesting a loan of 120,000 to purchase more beef to sell. By expanding her business, she hopes to increase her profit margin.

I invite you to become a partner in this very rewarding program.
Just Click Here to find out more.



Friday, January 2, 2009

Out of Poverty With Kiva

Dear Friends,

About a year ago I came across an organization called Kiva. Kiva lets a person lend money to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world. Your loans of $25.00 will help empower them to lift themselves out of poverty. As your loans are paid back into your Kiva account you can recycle the money so to speak and select another person or persons that you would like to help.

Some of the people we have been able to help

I love this is easy and very rewarding to see and learn about the people in another part of the world that you are able to help. I urge all of you to take a look at this great program.

Click Here to learn more and see some of the people this program is helping.


Monday, December 29, 2008

Toys For Thailand

Dear Friends,

Toys for Thailand is one of the charities that Imo and contribute to. It really makes your heart feel good when you realize that we had a small part in this ceremony so far away. We have purchased bikes for the orphan children from the Tsunami of 2004. For $50.00 you can purchase a bike and then children can work as that is their means of transportation. If you are interested we can put you in touch with our good friend Sasha Bilar. Sasha is a dear friend who lives close to us but spends every Christmas in Thailand helping to build schools that are desperately need. This year we helped her raise funds to build toilets and purchase new beds for the boys at the orphanage and that is one of the things she is doing this year.

Below is an email we just received about their Holiday trip. I hope to join Sasha in the new future on one of her trips to see the children.


Sasha asked me to pass along Greetings from Chiangmai, Sawadee and
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays are filled with love and sharing.
Sasha, Roselle and I just returned from a unbelievable trip to Mae
Hong Song MHS, where we spent Christmas and Christmas Eve with the
invisible Daoyai tribal children at the isolated school on the border of
Burma. It took 30 minutes to fly to MHS, and 45 minutes to drive to the
school, nestled high in the beautiful national geographic quality
mountains of MHS, called the Summit of Serenity.

The children were so excited to see us, they held up banners saying things like, Thank you
for your donates. Thank you for your kindness. Welcome. Bon Voyage.
Everything they could think of in English. We were treated like royalty
and shown around the school which we had helped with a substantial
donation in 2007.

Sasha asked them what they appreciated most from our past donation
and they all pointed to the water purification system that we
purchased for them. The headmaster was so gracious showing us the
organic vegetable garden that they were growing with the gardening
supplies we purchased them. It was so wonderful to see that our
donations made a difference! We bought blankets, jackets and medicine
this trip. On Christmas day we purchased a special meal for the children
consisting of chicken and other dishes, following by cake, which for
many of the children, they never had cake before.

We personally served the cake and the smiles on the children's faces was priceless, they were
so happy to get a little square of sugar and floor topped with white
frosting and a red cherry. There are no ovens at the school just open
fires for cooking, and no budget for the luxury of cake.

The kids next performed their tribal dances, did some skits and gave
us so much acknowledgement for the party we had sponsored for them.
They had a big bon fire (yes, the party was outdoors)and after the cake
and entertainment, we light 20 lanterns and sent them up to the heavens
with the children's wishes for the new year. There was a gift exchange
(each children had 12 baht which is less than 50 cents) to buy a gift,
teachers had $1. Sasha, Roselle and I also brought gifts for the
exchange. Needless to say, our gifts were a bit higher than their range
so three lucky students got our nicer gifts, goody bags of art supplies,
hat and gloves, shampoo. The evening ended with all of us dancing and
waving our arms in the air, happy to celebrate Christmas in a magical
place with the sweetest, most appreciative children. I will never
forget the JOY and the happiness that was shared on Christmas 2008 with
the Daiyai children, in the far away school outside Mae Hong Song.

Maria Miller- Toys for Thailand Group

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

As this year comes to a close and the new year is about to begin I would like to take a moment and wish you all the very best. I hope you truly enjoy time with your loved ones during this Holiday season, I just love this time of year when everyone has the "Christmas Spirit".
Especially it's this time of year when it is so important to express gratitude for all the goodness that we have received through out 2008 The more we express gratitude the more we open our lives to receive more abundance in all areas. Remember "Thoughts Become Things". We also want to reflect on the year, and thank the people that have made a great impression
on our lives.

I would personally like to thank you for your friendship and support in 2008, and wish you much success in 2009! This year will be monumential for me to finally go in the direction of my true passion of doing worldwide Humanitarian work. A major focus is to honor Kristin Kleizo with Kristin's Kidz. Kristin was the ultimate "giver" and she lived each day of her life with the "Christmas Spirit" and it is that spirit that will be remembered by all of us! Kristin has taught me so many things like to take more pictures, to keep smiling even in the tough times and to LOVE LIFE even more than I did before.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Loving Life,
Sheri Sharman

Imo and my granddaugher, Jenna.
Merric and his Mom, Jade and his Dad, my son Eric.
Tracy and her son, Miles...look how tall he is!

Monday, October 20, 2008

What Will Be Your Legacy?

What Will Be Your Legacy?

In memory of Kristin Kleizo:

Everyone wants to leave a legacy....but do we know what it will be? Have you really thought about it?

Did you know that what we do daily over a long period of time actually creates our legacy? Is what you are doing now on a daily basis what you want your life to stand for, the impact you want it to have on others?

If your answer is no, or not really, or I am not worries. You can on this very day turn things around. Your legacy is the sum of your whole life not just what has transpired up until now. But you must act now to make changes because our life is precious and at any time can be taken from us.

We will all leave a legacy but it is our choice as to what kind. Take some time to really plan and take action on your goals so that your life will leave a positive impact and influence on others.

Having just returned from Kristin Kleizo's memorial in Orlando I know now more than ever just how important it is to live each and every day in gratitude and in service to helping and supporting others in achieving their dreams. Kristin truly touched the lives of many and her spirit for life, love, compassion and FUN has left a legacy that will continue to influence many worldwide for years to come.

I am grateful to have been a part of a team of Kristin's friends who in the last several days fulfilled a dream of Kristin's and Maggie's (her mother). Kristin's wish was to someday have her mom's house remodeled. It was a blessing to be able to help make that wish come true.

How you live your daily life is what's important. Click Here to watch a short movie that really sums it all up!

Luv 'n Life,
Sheri Sharman

P.S. - Click here if you would like to share your memory of Kristin Kleizo.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Toys For Thailand

Toys for Thailand is a voluntary grassroots team of educators and community members who have been providing tangible goods and services for orphaned, abandoned, and refugee children living in remote villages of Thailand since 2005. Toys for Thailand is a project of the International Humanities Center, a 501 (c) 3 organization making donations tax deductible.

Through an annual humanitarian trip to Thailand, the volunteers deliver basic tools and resources such as instructional supplies, vocational training equipment, food and toys to the schools and orphanages, which house the children. This summer Toys for Thailand teams made their fourth trip in as many years to Thailand.

Please watch this short video and help if you can.

Sheri Sharman

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Strong Woman

A Strong Woman - author unknown

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape...

A woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape...

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything...

A woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear...

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her...

A woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone...

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future...

A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be God's blessings and capitalizes on them...

A strong woman walks sure footedly...

A woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls...

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face...

A woman of strength wears grace...

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey...

A woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong...

May you always be strong...Luv 'n Life, Sheri Sharman

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Optimists Creed

This is very neat and worth watching!

Click to watch the Optimists Creed.

Luv 'n Life,
Sheri Sharman

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Power of Direct Selling / Network Marketing

The power of Direct Selling, also known as Network Marketing, has recently been in the news:

Flexibility and Financial Freedom:
Recently in a Success Magazine article, Erin Casey wrote about Direct Selling and how it offers flexibility and financial freedom.

Lots of Free Cash Flow:
Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money, on a recent show said, especially during a slowing economy: “Direct Selling is a great model…with high gross margins, low capital intensity, lots of free cash flow.” He also said there is gigantic room for growth and that the top 15 companies only account for about half the market.

Be Part Of A $142 Billion Dollar Industry:
  • Join an industry where business is booming and there’s always room at the top.
  • Network Marketing is a $32 billion industry in the United States and a $110 billion industry worldwide.
  • The millions of individuals building Direct Selling businesses determine for themselves when they want to move up the career ladder, exactly how high they want to climb and how much money they want to earn.
With ViaViente we can take advantage of all the above!

I Love This Business Because:
  • There are Proven Systems for success in place. You only need to Pay Attention and Take Daily ACTION to get RESULTS!
  • You can start a business for a very low investment.
  • You have Flexibility and Time FREEDOM.
  • You have the opportunity to Earn What You Are Worth!
  • You can maximize your earnings with RESIDUAL Income.
  • You reap the Recognition and Rewards You Deserve.
  • You can become a better YOU by working on Personal Development.
Direct Selling is a hot industry. Now is the time to invest in your future and create a legacy for you and your family!

Opportunity Is Knocking...will you OPEN the door, or just look through the peep hole?

To open the door, contact me...

Here's to your success!
Sheri Sharman

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Favorite Quote from Norman Vincent Peale

One of my favorite quotes from Norman Vincent Peale is:

"Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea, and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities."

Hold on to your enthusiasm and passion and be on the look out for new opportunities...they will appear!

Here's to your success,
Sheri Sharman

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Message Stays the Same by Sheri Sharman

After 20 years in network marketing and many interviews later, my message stays the must have PASSION!

Network marketing gives the average person an opportunity to have unlimited time and financial FREEDOM. These freedoms can make you feel motivated, courageous and fulfilled in leading a purposeful PASSIONATE LIFE.

With Passion Comes COMMITMENT:
With your ViaViente business in mind ask yourself the following questions:
  • What is your next level promotion you would like to achieve?
  • What are your primary commitments for the day, week, month and year to make sure that the promotion happens?
  • Who will you be accountable to?
  • What has to happen for you to be fully committed to your commitments?
  • How will you feel when you have successfully achieved your commitments and achieved your goal?
As Jim Rohn says, “At the end of the day you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results should either applaud you or prod you.”

Use your PASSION and stay COMMITTED… the applause will be outstanding!

Here's to your success,
Sheri Sharman

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Olympian Within

Denis Waitley likes to use the phrase “The Inner Winner”. This describes the kind of person who:
  • Recognizes his or her internal value
  • Uses that recognition as the foundation for achieving any goal
The secret of wearing the gold medal around your neck in the external world is that first you must be an Inner Winner. You must recognize that you’re already an Olympian Within. The same holds true for your success in your Via Business.

Know and Feel Good About Helping Others With Their Health And Their Wealth!
  • Be grateful that you have an amazing gift to share that can enhance the lives of many.
  • Stand proud and confident knowing that we have the best product and documentation in the industry.
  • With this knowledge your Inner Winner becomes strong and your external image will shine like the Olympian Gold.

Go For The Gold With ViaViente!

Sheri Sharman

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Powerful Questions from "Ask And You Will Succeed"

This book, by Ken D. Foster, offers powerful questions that allow you to tap into your strength and create your ideal life. It’s pretty easy to ask yourself the questions but it takes desire and commitment to answer them and then act on your answers.

My favorite questions pertaining to business are:
  • What vision do you have for your business?
  • What has to happen for you to enroll key players in your vision?
  • What goals or outcomes are you ready to achieve in your business?
  • What has to happen this week for you to double your monthly income?
  • What can you do to attract more prospects?
Take a few minutes to really answer these questions and then from your answers create a plan of ACTION to get the RESULTS you DESIRE!

Here's to your success,
Sheri Sharman

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Discover Resources for Your Success

Click here to read "Discover Resources for Your Success", another great article from Success Magazine. Actually, it's a list of 27 Things You Can Do To Be Efficient, Productive and Successful.

As you read the list ask yourself how many of the tips you have already implemented and which ones would be to your advantage to implement as soon as possible. The more efficient and productive you can be in your business and your life, the more time you will have for relaxation, hobbies, family time, travel, entertainment and other things that you enjoy!

Here's to your success,
Sheri Sharman

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

On Track to Saving Millions

Here are some numbers I wanted to share with you on saving and investing to accumulate 1 million dollars (and more).

The 30-Year Millionaire: Saving & Investing $675 a Month, Tax-Deferred at 8 Percent

5 years: $49,596
10 years: $123,488
15 years: $233,575
20 years: $397,588
25 years: $641,942
30 years: $1,005,992

The 25-Year Millionaire: Saving & Investing $1,050 a Month, Tax-Deferred at 8 Percent

5 years: $77,150
10 years: $192,093
15 years: $363,340
20 years: $618,417
25 years: $998,557
30 years: $1,564,877

The 20-Year Millionaire: Saving & Investing $1,700 a Month, Tax-Deferred at 8 Percent

5 years: $124,910
10 years: $311,008
15 years: $588,264
20 years: $1,001,334
25 years: $1,616,744
30 years: $2,533,611

The 15-Year Millionaire: Saving & Investing $2,900 a Month, Tax-Deferred at 8 Percent

5 years: $213,082
10 years: $530,543
15 years: $1,003,510
20 years: $1,708,159
25 years: $2,757,976
30 years: $4,322,042

You can see by the numbers above what an impact monthly saving and investing can have on your future savings. Plan for your future now by looking for ways to set aside money each month. You may want to look into building a business with ViaViente because working a
ViaViente business just part-time can help you with your investment planning. Sharing this info with others, as one of the top reasons to have a homebased business, is a great way to build a team.

Here's to your success,
Sheri Sharman

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Flexibility and Financial Freedom Through Direct Selling

Here is a link to a great article in the June/July 2008 issue of Success Magazine. It covers the highlights and benefits of being part of a direct marketing company.

Click here to read article...

Here's to your success,
Sheri Sharman

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Turning Dreams Into Reality

There is a clear distinction between those who live their dreams and those who do not. Achieving and living your dreams is not a matter of luck, but a matter of skill, dedication, commitment and action. It takes an increased awareness about the laws of abundance, a sense of how to communicate with people, a true dedication toward achievement and a growing certainty in your belief that you will succeed. Above all, it takes focus and discipline.

When we look at dreams and goals, the distinction that sets them apart is that goals are a commitment to action with a plan and deadline for achievement. While dreams may be in your heart and mind, and perhaps even written down, goals are your actual commitment to make things happen in your life. No different than climbing a mountain, if your goal is to reach the top, what matters most is not the distance that you will travel, but the steps that you take to travel that the footsteps of someone who has already achieved the goal, and is willing to show you the way.

Success is a journey, not a destination; and along the journey there are many milestones or accomplishments. Each is a mini victory and stepping stone toward fulfillment of your goals. As you build upon your small victories you move closer toward turning your dreams into reality.

Here's to your success,
Sheri Sharman

Monday, July 14, 2008

Attitude of Gratitude by Sheri Sharman

As stated in Success Magazine's article "Too Busy for Relationships", psychology research shows people who express gratitude daily are happier and have better relationships.

Think about the people in your life; people you see or talk to daily and people you are connected with who are far away. Are you grateful that these people are in your life? Do you regularly express your gratitude through words and/or actions? Make sure the people you care about know that you care about them. Adopt a daily Attitude of Gratitude and you will see positive changes in your relationships.

Loving Life,
Sheri Sharman

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sheri Sharman Spotlights Mechelle Thorne

Mechelle Thorne is a Massage Therapist, Permanent Make-Up Artist and a ViaViente Silver Member.

Click here to read Sheri Sharman's full Spotlight Interview with Mechelle and find out more about Mechelle's background, her success with ViaViente and how she brought Jae Sabol into the Via business.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Getting to Know Someone Using F.O.R.M. by Sheri Sharman

In business it is very important to connect with people when you first meet them. You should try to "build bridges" or find something in common. One of the ways you can do this is by asking them questions about their family, occupation, recreational activities and/or what motivates them in life. A simple way to remember these conversation topics is to think of the word F.O.R.M.

F = Family
O = Occupation
R = Recreational activities
M = Motivation in life

Using conversation topics like these, you are apt to find something that you have in common. Once you determine what you have in common, you've just made yourself more memorable to that new person. You can comment on your commonality when you follow-up with them which will help you strengthen your bridge or connection with them.

Here's to your success,
Sheri Sharman