#workingfromhome during #CoronaVirus

I was working remotely for eleven years. I left a sales job because finding affordable childcare in the school holidays was impossible.

We didn’t have a lot of money but I enjoyed working from home and being available to go to the school and joining in with their outings, helping with lunchtime clubs and afterschool clubs. My work fitted in between.

I had learnt some online skills and was able to find small business enterprises that understood what I was able to offer because they were already offering a similar service. I was another pair of hands to help them achieve their goals. Working remotely, gave me the opportunity to work at a time that suited me. In local business clubs I was offering #OnlineMarketing it was new, people didn’t think it would take off and now everyone is doing it.

At this time I was working as a #freelancer for the online business club #Ecademy. Through #Ecademy I joined their premium membership #Blackstar and was able to attend workshops and learnt various business skills and Social Media support/creating and social selling.

We undertook several profiling assessments with view to improve teamwork and networking.

D.I.S.C by psychologist William Moulton Marston which centres on four different personality traits. Then we also had IMA from James Knight who chose to place personalities into colours.

In 2012, I joined World Ventures and again there was another system personality Test. This one again put people into colours. Once undertaken this test you will have had a much better understanding of who you are and what your natural tendencies are, and more importantly, you will understand the people who are not like you much more clearly, and uncover a much easier and more effective way to interact and communicate with those people. While no one can be totally defined by which of the four basic groups they fall into, once you learn how to read people’s colors (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) you will have a competitive advantage in understanding what will be the most effective way to communicate with them for the purpose of business networking.

I was a bit timid when i started off in all these business ventures, but was particularly drawn in this for the opportunities to attend Leadership seminars globally. Now in 2020, the company has grown so large and has embraced technology and made it a whole lot easier to be involved with a home based business with all the resources at your fingertips.

For those of us who use #Smartphones the business can be operated from your phone on various apps. Though of course there is also a desktop version for all to use.

There is a structure in place to follow, though you are your own Boss of course. I am fitting in the prospecting around working in the day time and use the autoresponder app (Rapid Funnel) to send out the information to those who request it and then this carries on following up until people are ready to make a decision.

I am therefore inviting people to consider what their PLAN-B maybe for this time of uncertainty during the Corona Virus and in this time of lockdown where we are advised to say at home, would an additional source of income come in handy? What about the future? This opportunity is suitable for both young and old to build a residual income for your legacy.

New Music Duo in Eastbourne – “Ria & Roberto – Stardust Music Duo” @stardustmusicd1

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Ria & Roberto – Stardust Music Duo will be playing popular songs from the 60s to modern day. Emotive ballads to upbeat “danceable” tunes. You’re guaranteed a fun event!! Their first one this coming Saturday 18th January 2020, The Rodmill, (Flaming Grill) 1 Rangemore Drive Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 2QP

Roberto is a very experienced Italian vocalist who originated from Venice where he was wowing his audiences as a solo artist around “The City of Love”

When he came to England he was discovered singing and playing his guitar in restaurants and open mic nights in the south east.

Meanwhile Ria, better know as Maria was finding her own voice playing with a variety of musicians and played one night with Roberto. They enjoyed the experience so much and their voices complimented each other

Within a short space of time they had completed some materials that included some of their favorite songs from the 1960’s to the present day and we know they are yours too.

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Local #celebrity Rick Bonner – serenading the public , raising money for the Homeless in #Eastbourne this Friday

Rick Bonner will be serenading the public with his festive set at the Christmas market, raising money for the homeless in Eastbourne this coming Friday, 20 December 2019. Pay him a visit and donate whilst you’re down thereIMG_3246

2019/20 Winter Night Shelter
Led by https://kingdomwaytrust.org/winter-night-shelter

Began on the 1st December and will run until the 29th of February.

We always welcome new volunteers If you want to volunteer to work alongside one of the teams from the local churches then check out the volunteer page where you will find a sign up form and discover details of the training evenings here

The Eastbourne Winter Night Shelter is provided by several Eastbourne churches cooperating together and offers supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be rough sleeping during the extreme winter months (December – February inclusive), on the streets of Eastbourne.

How?

All guests wishing to access the Winter Night Shelter are required to come through our Registration Process. Potential guests can be referred to us via many different agencies including Matthew 25 Mission, the Salvation Army, Foodbank, Eastbourne council, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, next to the Library

To access the Winter Night Shelter guests are invited to attend a short interview with the referral team.

RICK BONNER is a charismatic, Jazz/Swing Vocalist – follow @Rickbonner1

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To coincide with The NEW, 2018 DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE’S, RAT PACK SHOW, you can now add a touch of sophistication to any event or venue with RICK BONNER’S ‘RAT PACK’ Show.

RICK BONNER is a charismatic, Jazz/Swing Vocalist with a great stage presence and a command for singing some of the greatest songs ever written.

Rick is a highly acclaimed vocal performer that sings songs made famous by FRANK SINATRA DEAN MARTIN and SAMMY DAVIS JR, Rick is also a highly accomplshed tenor saxophone and clarinet player.

The lengths of Rick’s set can vary from 1 X 45 mins to a whole evening between 8.30pm to 12pm. Rick Bonner’s popular ‘Rat Pack’ Show offers an evening of great music, entertainment, dancing and fun!

You can expect to hear:
“Nice and Easy”
“You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You”
“That Old Black Magic”
“Fly Me to The Moon”
“Buona Sera
Volare”
“Lucky Old Sun
Sway”
“Gonna build a Mountain”
“That’s Amore”
“Arrivaderci Roma”
“That’s Life”
“My Way”
“Little Old Wine Drinker Me”
“New York, New York”

With over 60 major TV appearances, successful live venues include:

Birmingham Hippodrome (ITV’s New Faces with The Harry Robinowitz Orchestra and singers)

The Q.E. II (Manhatten Island run)

London International Hilton (Denny Wise Orchestra and Singers) + (The Paramount Band)

International Press Centre Fleet, Street

Available for hotels, theatres, holiday centres, clubs, T. V. and Radio.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7PmPFW4KxfcTmtYqBeuIfZPnEhhPYfzI
https://shar.es/1NhbWX

Call: 07456919742

Be In Control Of Your Future

I joined this amazing business in 2010. At this time I was working remotely, juggling full time self-employment and networking to find clients to use my business services, plus bringing up two children.

For the beginning of this journey, I was concentrating on building the network as I didn’t have enough money to travel, though I used the membership to get wholesale prices for airfares and hotels when I was networking in Europe.

After completing the D.I.S.C profiling at our church I was encouraged to do a coaching course with the aim to be a Business Coach. I can see now I should have just stayed focused with my business, gone onto their training events and followed their system and been more focused. But, I was resentful at this time! Other people were able to afford to travel, always posting pictures of where they had been and I felt discouraged and left the company.

I joined again in 2015 and went on two lovely vacations, I went to Dublin with my daughter and visited The Guinness Store House Tour and stayed at The Marker Hotel, Stayed at the Cava Spada Luxury Resort and Spa with my son in Chania, Crete. I went to some training too – in Belgrave, Rome and Berlin.

I went completely on my own to Rome and Berlin, travelled alone on the flights, got Uber taxis in the countries to the hotel and met up with other representatives from different teams during my stay.

I got another client for my Online Marketing work and then had to take a job in full time employment. I work in Lewes and it’s a lovely town and actually, I do enjoy this work because I work in a good supportive team and my manager can see my good points and encourages me to be my best and gives me variety with the tasks so I don’t get bored. However retirement is looming.

Life has past by fast and I only have nine years left in the corporate world! This Coronavirus 19 is a bit of a wake up call to focus more on sharing this opportunity with others in the same situation who would be interested in being part of a culture with positive energy and good team spirit working towards seeing everyone achieves.

We are all born into a system, we work hard at school, try to get the grades, get a good job and work hard, hope for pay rises. But we have to cut our coat according to our cloth. The same with where we live, renting is so expensive these days and meeting the criteria to rent has changed. Most good jobs these days are in other locations and time is spent travelling so it is difficult to find a part-time job that fits in with the day job as we just don’t have the time.

I have always had a desire to succeed and achieve my dreams. I’ve pushed my children to work hard and they are both doing well in their chosen occupations.
I enjoy encouraging and helping others to see their potential and succeed to change their lives for the better!!

Team Players Wanted….

In 2010, I joined World Ventures.  I was totally sold on this idea of networking marketing, viral marketing, world of mouth etc and I believed and still do that there is a lot of people unknowingly that could benefit from being part of this world-wide organisation and have opportunity to “Make a Living Living.”

All I was doing was signing up to be part of a world-wide travel club and having the advantage to sell the memberships to my connections.  The Travel Agency Rovia take care of all the negotiations for the TRAVEL.so it is all straightforward.

In 2010 there were not many vacations which didn’t really bother me in the slightest as I wasn’t in the position to take advantage of them as I was a single parent and had two children at school.  The business model I believed is one in which with the build up of commissions over a period of time you can afford to go on a vacation. even the Dream Holiday of a Lifetime would be achievable.

With my networking side of my life I was keen to be part of an organisation that inspects accommodation in the hospitality industry and as I frequently had to travel alone to networking events.  The World Ventures prices to stay in a 5 star rating for the price of a 2 star rating are very appealing.

The missing link you need to make this a success is supportive like minded people.  You need to be in the company of people who definitely are Team Players.  That will be in it to the finish to make sure that everybody is a winner.

Now in 2018, the opportunity is still there for those who want a business – so watch the video

Those of you who just want to join the Travel Club, then that is perfectly ok.  You can join up for just the membership, you can still recommend your 4 people and then your monthly subscription is free.

This is a great opportunity for people who are already part of a club or a group of people that enjoyed travelling together you could all sign up and help each other to get their four people!

I went to Chania in Crete in 2016 – see herefor the Video 

You can follow my Facebook Page for more info…

Update-Five years on….

1/9/2016.

I originally wrote this blog five years ago, quite a few changes have occurred so just thought it was a good idea to update.

Started of as a Sole Trader/Founder of  Ivey Business Services in 1992, still operating the same. Became know as TheConnector – changed this to TheConnectorInt

Marketing is via Networking –  all about relationships as Rob Peter’s would say #RelationshipCapital. – the art of getting to know people and finding out what they need.  They in turn maybe interested in what you have to offer or maybe interested to give you referrals or advocate you or even better collaborate with you.

Collaboration is great because  different people bring different skills to the table and so forming a team with everyone working towards the same purpose brings outstanding results.

I am delighted to be collaborating with Simon Barry from KiplingandKirbyVentures and also Rob Peters founder & CEO of StandardofTrust.com 

I have always enjoyed Networking events and Simon needed to have a regular monthly meeting as an incubator for start-ups.

We have decided to hold this in the Southwark area of London as our 1st meeting of this autumn is on 7th September 2016.  Please register your commitment to attend here 

Rob Peter’s wrote this really useful article called ” 10 Benefits of The Digital Start-Up Incubator Today”

I post information about the products and services that I represent on the following Facebook Pages.

Social Media Tutorials – Stella Holman, Personal IT Coach.

Information about the VIP Travel club and #Dreamtrips on  The Connector, working with a “Vision, plan and purpose to make a difference.

Ivey Business Services,

Digital Marketing for Creative People 

FriendsOfKusadasi

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Weekly, I am still active on Empire Avenue on – it is now called Empire.Kred http://www.empireavenue.com/theconnector Over five years i have used this platform to make lots of new contacts, some of which have become really good online friends.  Remarkably a good platform to assist others build their brand online.

My Klout scoring fluctuates as it doesn’t let you have a day off!!

Five years ago i was running two blogs this one and also Stella Holman’s Blog ) and now i also have RecipeToSuccess FriendsOfKusadasi IveyBusinessServices EarnWithStella.