This month’s featured member is Lynn Law. Lynn is a retired Cardiac Ultrasound Technologist with a nursing background turned entrepreneur. The story of how she got into business is quite interesting! The headline at her site says it all: “A NURSE’S OWN STRUGGLE TO LOSE WEIGHT LEADS TO A REVOLUTIONARY ALL NATURAL AND “STIMULANT FREE” WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENT”
Not only does Lynn share her story but we’ve also asked her some questions that will share some insight for you. Visit her site at www.Banitrim.com and pick up a bottle or twenty!
My husband and I owned our own retail business for 12 years. We closed the business and I retired. After a year at home I soon realized that I was not yet prepared to retire and I longed for daily routine of running a business. Working for someone else was out of the question, I had been my own boss for to long and I also knew that I did not want to return to mainstream medicine. To remain at home was also a desire and hence came the birth of my internet business, but what was it to be?
I had spent most of my working years as a nurse and cardiac ultrasound technologist . I can’t tell you how many patients I have taken care of or the number of ultrasounds I performed however, throughout this time one commonality was evident with many of my patients …..being overweight or obese. I had struggled with this very thing in my mid to late twenties and I could relate to their problem. During my own struggle with losing weight I often wished for a product that could help and be non addictive and all natural. I attended a seminar for the Health and Wellness industry and soon realized I had found the business that was right for me and I also knew then what niche I was going to enter into.
Being a real newbie to internet marketing I didn’t have the slightest clue where to start and I have to admit I was fearful of the whole thing. The seminar I attended helped with an introduction to the manufacturer of health and wellness products. Choosing a merchant account, drop shipper, 800# etc. was all covered at the seminar, however I soon discovered this was just the bare essentials. I also needed a good website ,sales copy, and marketing tools and more. I decided I needed a mentor, someone who knew I was a complete neophyte who had the knowledge and skill to help me. I entered into a mentoring program and this has been the greatest help to me and the creation of my internet business.
Tools and Techniques
Keyword research has to be the coolest tool I use. It is absolutely amazing what you can learn about people and what they are looking for. At first I was a little confused but once I started doing this on a daily basis I began to see trends in many areas. Keyword research is the best tool for discovering what people want and if you know what they are looking for you can give it to them. Blogging is also something I enjoy although I never thought I would. I am not much of a writer but I soon learned that blogging is about people getting to know you and if you can provide interesting content perhaps they will find it useful and maybe it may resonate with them .
There have been many challenges throughout my journey in building this internet business but the biggest is self doubt. At times I became discouraged with the slowness of it all and the little interruptions that came along.
Researching and doing it over and over again and sometimes having that little voice in my head saying “Who are you kidding, you can’t do this!” My mentor was a great help at times like this. She always told me that this was normal and I was not alone everyone goes through this and has these same thoughts. This always made me feel better and made me continue on to reach my goal.
What keeps me going?
Throughout this entire process from attending the seminar to where I am right now I keep going because I believe in my product and it is important to me to help make a difference in people’s lives. I entered into the medical profession for this very reason and now I can continue to help people with my business. It fulfills me knowing I can make a difference.
I have many favorites but one that stands out the most is: “You don’t have to get it right; you just have to get it going!”
“As a Man Thinketh, so is he. Proverbs.
Rules for Renegades by Christine Comaford-Lynch
Beyond Positive Thinking by Dr Robert Anthony
The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Travelers Gift by Andy Andrews
The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T,Harv Eker
Today’s Your Day to Win by Mike Brescia
The Secret DVD
Favorite Web Sites
What would I tell someone about starting their own business?
First of all I would say make sure you have a plan. Get guidance from a mentor. Do lots of research about what type of business you plan to start. Have passion. If you are just in it for the money and you don’t have a passion for what you are doing then I believe the path will be an arduous one and will be difficult to stay motivated. Belief in yourself is major for without this you will soon give up. This is sometimes very difficult especially if you listen to the negative self talk that we all suffer from however remember that we all experience this in our daily lives and it is up to us to just say “Thank you for sharing but I believe I can!” Remain focused on your goal and except each challenge as a learning experience and continue to take action.
This is a tough one I have many dreams. I want to be extremely wealthy so that I can pursue helping lots of people all over the world. I have a dream of setting up a better schooling system for the children in little villages in Mexico. On many of our trips there I learned that many of these children did not attend school because the schools are usually in the highly populated cities and school buses are not readily available. I am an avid lover of animals and would love to be able to help all animals by building more shelters and providing more foster care for them.
I want to own a home in Puerto Vallarta Mexico where I can help poor families and devote my time and money to the charities that will assist them to most. In essence I guess I want to help make lives better and I want to make a difference any way that I can.
Throughout this journey of starting my business I have never lost site of where I want to go and why. There have been many challenges along the way and for each one a lesson has been learned. I am extremely proud of what I have accomplished and I know that this is just the beginning and I look forward to each new day with excitement and the knowledge that the best is yet to come. I am full of gratitude to each and every person that has assisted me along the way and I will continue to seek their guidance in the development of my business. I have become aware that not only am I building a promising internet business but I am also growing in my own personal development. I am glad that I never gave up or lost by vision of where I want to go and what I want to achieve. It is my dreams and vision for the future that keeps me going.
“Opportunities must be acted up as they are seized for they die when neglected” Frederick Faust.
Continue to read Lynn’s whole story:
I had always been an athletic 118 pounds, but in 1971 had ballooned to 170 pounds. Now, on a 5’6″ frame that is substantially overweight. How I got to be this size is unimportant but the struggle to take it off lead to my future discovery. At that time there were only prescription drugs available to help in losing weight, but they were highly addictive, so my only recourse was to diet and exercise. I had never been faced with this problem in my life. I had always been able to eat whatever I wanted and never gained a pound. Little did I know what a battle this was going to be.
I walked 3 miles too and from work each day, visited the gym 4 times a week and ate fish and chicken until I was sure I was going to grow gills and sprout feathers. During this time I was depressed about my size and my self esteem was in the dumper. I shied away from my friends and social events and getting naked in my husband’s presence was something I tried not to do. For 61/2 long months I persevered with my diet and exercise regime and eventually was down to a weight I knew I could live with, 125 pounds where I remain to this day.
I remember thinking at that time, why isn’t there something out there that could help me lose this weight without being harmful and addictive? If only there was something on the market to help me burn off the calories faster, suppress my appetite and help me with the cravings, not to mention, the nasty mood swings I was experiencing. I was convinced that I wasn’t alone with this thought, that other people were probably asking themselves the same question.
In my journey to find such a product, I know there had to be a natural, safe, effective and all stimulant free remedy. I wanted the product to help with all of the problems I had faced during my 61/2 months struggle, plus it had to be easy to swallow and simple enough where you are only required to take one capsule per day.
Today, I am proud to say there is a solution…..BANITRIM! I discovered this product to assist everyone who is looking for an all natural approach to weight loss, along with a sensible diet and exercise program.
Helping people and making a difference in their lives is what I’ve always enjoyed doing and with the discovery of Banitrim I can continue to do so.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story and I hope you will try Banitrim and allow it to help make a change for the better in your life.