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Meet Jill and Jerry Thompson ACN Independent Representatives in Savannah Georgia

Posted on June 4, 2018. Filed under: Advertising, Direct Sales Services and Opportunities, Entrepreneurs ONLY, Favorite Things, Find the RIGHT Compamy, New Direct Sales Companies, Opportunities, Popular Products, Problem Solving, Women in Business | Tags: , , , , , |

I’m glad you’re here to check out my passion! ALTR’D Solutions GROUP is about helping you, businesses, non-profits and churches save money on bills you pay every month, earn money on those same bills, or even get them for free​! ​We are partnered with Project Feeding Kids and together have a single mission to fight childhood hunger.

Click Here to Visit My ACN Website

Jill & Jerry Thompson

About My Company

Founded in 1993, ACN was the vision of four entrepreneurs – Greg Provenzano, Robert Stevanovski, Tony Cupisz and Mike Cupisz. These Co-Founders had countless years of direct sales experience between them, but were dissatisfied with other companies and job opportunities they had encountered. They realized that the only way to find a company they wanted to be a part of was to create that company.

About Me

My name is Jill Thompson and I have been married for 34 years to the love of my life, Jerry. We are blessed with two children and double blessed with their spouses and four grandchildren.

I’ve always had a heart for helping others. I left a 20 year medical career to pursue this business as it provided me an avenue to meet and impact the lives of everyday people who have everyday problems.

We have partnered with top nation wide providers to offer you the best value.​

Join us as a customer or a business partner ​ to help impact kids here at home!

Feel free to explore my site and contact me with any questions you may have. ​

Wishing you the best,

Jill Thompson​

CONTACT ME – CLICK HERE

Or call me at 423 765 6603
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Learn How to Stay in Positive Motion 

Posted on June 16, 2015. Filed under: Beleif, Direct Sales Tips, Entrepreneurs ONLY, Get Results, Getting the Job Done, Goal Setting, How to Make It, Inspiration, Most Popular Companies, Network Marketing Made Easy, Problem Solving | Tags: , , , , , , |

6 Tips to Help You Stay in Positive Motion
1. Play to Win! – Do it all together!  Stay connected and talk often with the people on your direct Sales team.  That means your Upline, Downline and even people on the Sidelines. Also plug in to the Company calls and podcasts.  Playing with others will move you forward.
2. Set Goals and really try to reach them.  Keep track of your efforts.  Record ever step that you take.  
3. No negative conversations.  Shh. None!
4. Step UP! – Be accountable!  Find somebody that will check in on you and make sure that you are taking action.
5. Stay in Positive Motion!  Once you have achieved success, don’t stop.  Keep going and do it again
6. Don’t let the tough parts of the business slow you down.  If something falls apart.  Pick up the pieces and try something else.
 dream bigNumber six is where most people get stuck.  It’s easy to listen to the nay sayer when something bad happens.  Dream stealers are pretty powerful – if your willing to listen.  Dream Stealers are people that make you think that your dreams can not come true.  They make you question yourself and what you are doing.  You feel depleted after being around them for even a short amount of time.

 

Dream Believers are people that believe in you so much that they have dreams for you even before you have them for yourself. These people excite you and you learn new things just being around them a short amount of time.

So, what are the odds that any one of us will make our Dreams a Reality? Working from home sounds easy, but the reality is hours of time, hard work, persistence through adversity, and effort. It’s a lot of ups and downs.What makes people want to keep on with building their business? It could be the $ but for most of us it’s the reward and satisfaction of seeing people like ourselves, pull themselves up and achieve their dreams too! Living your dream means that you get to help others live their dreams!

 
Be a Dream Believer and watch your dreams come true!  May all Your Dreams come true!!!
AND…If your are not on a Team and would like more information about your Direct Sales Options please visit  www.FindSalesRep.com.  We’ve got reps from all the most popular companies that are ready to help yo DREAM BIG!
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11 Things You Can Do To Achieve More Today

Posted on February 25, 2015. Filed under: Attitude, Beleif, Build It Make It Create It, Direct Sales Tips, Entrepreneurs ONLY, Get Your Energy Flowing, Goal Setting, How To Do The Business, How to Make It, Inspiration, Making It In Net Work Marketing, Problem Solving, Success n Network Marketing, Tips for your business, Vision Board, What if you could | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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It can be overwhelming.  Being your own boss will offer you moments of self doubt, crushing stress and frustration.  BUT…  but there’s also excitement, adventures, new possibilities and a whole lot of clapping and smiling when you achieve success.

You may not be able to quit your job today or follow every direct sales lead that comes your way, but every day contains within it countless opportunities, all waiting to see what you will do.

Theses are the choices that will make all the difference in your business.  They are the things that will determine your current level of success and your likelihood of you achieving your goals in the future.

So, WHAT IF?  What if you make some changes today and stick to them?  WHAT IF?  

Sometimes even the smallest shift in thinking or doing can create the biggest opportunities.

To get started:

1. Stop thinking and stopping there.  Getting a good idea is NOT enough. Write down all of your ideas, right when you have them.  Then, put them on your calendar and make them happen.

2. Challenge your beliefs about what you can and can’t do. You are better than you think you are.  Yeah, you really are that good!

3. Challenge your ideas about how things work. Sometimes when you decide how things should be you limit your ability to see how they CAN BE.  Take a look at how others ‘do the business’ and see which things you think you could try to adopt in to your day to day business plans.

4. Have a vision, a dream, a goal.  Write down your goals.  “I will… by this date…”  Then create a vision board and put on it those things that will be visible you when you achieve your goals.  (Directions for creating a vision board can be found in the search on this blog.)

5. Look for opportunities in every failure.  Avoid the victim mentality, everything that happens, whether to-you or by-you is an opportunity. Yes, EVERYTHING!  Change your attitude and start LOOKING for the opportunity in EVERYTHING.

6. Remove something from your life that doesn’t serve you.  Make room for something better and new.   These can be small things, like a cluttered work space or big things like a business partner that is holding you back.  Either way, take the time to evaluate those things that you let in to your business and make room for new things that will encourage growth.

7. Commit to something.  You know those things that you always say you’ll do but you never seem to start start—start them.  Go, right now, GO!  Write it on your calendar and figure out how to make it happen.  Take the first step right now.

8. DON’T think about what you DON’t want. DO think about what you DO want. Shift your energy from complaining, worrying and waisting time to doing, taking action and achieving.

9. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Positive energy creates positive results.  Enough said.

10. Self Improvement is a sign of growth and intelligence.  Anytime you improve your habits, you pave the path for personal excellence.

11. Forgive your self and others.  Let go of grudges. Removing barrier opens doors.

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5 Ways To Protect Your Small Business From Fraud

Posted on January 11, 2015. Filed under: Direct Sales Tips, How To Do The Business, New Marketers, Problem Solving, Success n Network Marketing, Tips for your business, Trades and Swaps | Tags: , , , , , , , |

1.  Put all sales through your company provided website. Legitimate buyers understand that you want to help them get the products that they are looking for and are happy to take your advise and shop directly on your company provided website.

get paid first2.  Obtain a buyers name, telephone number and mailing address, before you transact business. Some con artists give out false names, telephone numbers, addresses, and other info. Verify the accuracy of these things by ‘googling” those persons that you do not already know.

3.  Before you send any products, get the payment.  NEVER send the product first.   Legitimate retail business owners, like yourself,  ALWAYS get paid first.  You are not in the service industry.  Think about your company.  They sell retail products, just like the brick and mortar shops and stores that you walk in to everyday. Would they ever send you product first and then wait for you to pay them?  NO NEVER!  Before you send products, ask yourself a simple question. “What guarantee do I really have that this person will send money in the manner we agreed upon?”

4.  Don’t take risks when a new buyer entices you by offering to help you grow your business.  Always take your time making a decision. Legitimate business partners won’t pressure you to make a snap decision.

5.  If you are trading’ or ‘swapping’ meet in person and make the exchange at the same time.  NEVER be the first and wait for your part of the bargain to arrive latter.  Authentic buyer will understand and respect your need safe transaction.

Let’s Get You Found!

-FindSalesRep.com

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Trending Topics in Direct Sales

Posted on September 18, 2014. Filed under: Build It Make It Create It, Direct Sales Tips, Entrepreneurs ONLY, Get Results, Get Your Energy Flowing, Getting the Job Done, How To Do The Business, How To Grow Your Direct Sales Team, How to Make It, Making It In Net Work Marketing, Network Marketing Made Easy, Problem Solving, Success n Network Marketing, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , |

Direct selling is certainly a classic sales method and given the reach of the Internet in the business world, the approach to direct selling has a larger reach than ever before.

TOPIC: The debate is on!!! Coffee shop or online blog? Door to door or email contact list? Typical meeting or online chat? How’s a poor marketer to decide? It used to be that “Face Time” with prospects through all stages of a sales cycle was the only way. It was was tried and true, but with all the gadgets used today, “Shopper” no longer seem to value the antiquated ritual.  It seems that “Face Time” may no longer be necessary at all.

More often than not, sales go through – online without any direct contact at all. Independent Sales reps can now use the Web to conduct product demonstrations, hold multi-person sales trending topics thurspresentations, all kinds of things that help them connect with their audience.

Here’s just an example:
For many top recruiters, email has replaced the phone as a primary method of reaching out to contact new prospective customers for the first time. The traditionalist would say this selling tactic is bad even though it brings down the cost of doing business and takes less time, but sales don’t lie. TODAY’S TOP SELLERS IN EVERY DIRECT SALES COMPANY are the ones with a strong online presence and a long email contact list.

PROBLEM: There is one pit fall that online marketers face -ISOLATION- working in isolation tends to make reps less productive than if they work in groups, even small ones, where they can feed off each others momentum.

SOLUTION: Form a team that can share sales strategies. The best ones are social clubs for entrepreneurs and sales professionals that to help them learn how to get good at sales and to have fun doing it. There should be no sales “gurus” or “experts” in these groups. Let every leader show off and share their smart. Ambitious people will have a lot to share and will help the whole group work hard to reach their goals. Having FUN is what will keep the motivation engine revving.

 POLL:  

What do YOU spend more time doing?

FACE TIME OR ONLINE MARKETING

Which gives you the most business growth?

Respond in the comments below.

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Tips to Help You Start Growing Your Direct Sales Business Today

Posted on December 8, 2013. Filed under: Direct Sales Tips, Get Your Energy Flowing, Getting the Job Done, Goal Setting, How To Do The Business, How To Grow Your Direct Sales Team, How to Make It, Inspiration, Network Marketing Made Easy, Problem Solving, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , |

Only you can make transformation happen.  NO One Else Can Build Your Business For You!

Todays we Challenge you to set clear goals:

Let’s start with your ‘Why’?  What do you want to happen?

I joined my company  to __________________________________________________________________.

My goal is to reach my target income  _______________ and become ________________  by ______________.

I want to improve my current level of business success by focusing on:

Building my team       Doing more Marketing       Making more calls    Attending more trainings      Attending more table opportunities

Hosting more Parties      Other _____________________

Take time to write down your answers to the questions above.  Know your ‘how much, by when’ number and then…

Find an example of someone who has accomplished what you want to accomplish.  If you want to be come the top recruiter for your company and get in great financial shape, find someone who was in your present condition and notice what they were able to achieve.  That person is ‘living proof’ that it can be done!  You can do this, but having them in you mind ALWAYS will help you keep your focus!

There are people, just like you that have reached their business goal just by making a few simple changes.  How are you doing?  Are you “Sticking To It”?  Today, we would like you to share real-life testimonial from someone who was struggling with their business, until they found a way.

Maybe it’s your story – Please share it in the comments!

Maybe it’s someone else’s storShe believedy that resonates with you…  Post a link to their story

As you listen to stories like this, you’ll learn that for anyone who has ever tried to grow a business and has failed, you don’t have to fail again!  YOU CAN DO THIS!

All those people with success stories had tried gimmicks, workshops and training programs with short-term results—or worse, no results and or negative side effects. But, they kept trying, they kept trying until they found something that worked!  Their company is not the only comp plan that works, YOUR WILL WORK TOO!

No mentor’s success story yet?  Today’s the day you find one.  Go to your primary company for support.  Search success stories until you find one that will drive you.   Then,  —we hope you will be inspired to Create Your Own Success Story!

And… Just a motivational reminder! TAKE YOUR BEFORE PICTURE and MEASUREMENTS if you haven’t already!  Think business success picture. Where do you stand today?  These are the snap shots of where you are right now.  YOU will need these facts at the end of your Success Story.   To show how far you have come.   Get it Done!

Focus on victory

Today, when your thoughts turn toward the challenges you face, think about success. Keep in mind that thousands of people have have made a decision to transform their lives and have had tremendous success in Direct Sales.  You are following in the footsteps of people just like you, that were ready to commit and they Stuck To It!

We Know YOU Can Do This!

Gabby, Consultant Support@FindSalesRep.com

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The Mayonnaise Jar Lesson

Posted on February 7, 2013. Filed under: Problem Solving | Tags: , , , , , , |

 

Mayonaise jar lessonWhen things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.

 

 

 

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

 

 

 

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls.

 

 

 

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

 

 

 

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

 

 

 

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

 

 

 

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

 

 

 

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “YES”.

 

 

 

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

 

 

 

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things – God, family,

 

children, health, friends, and favorite passions. Things, that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else — the small stuff.” he said.

 

 

 

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “There is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are

 

important to you…” he told them.

 

 

 

“So… pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Worship with your family. Play with your children. Take your partner out to dinner. Spend time with good friends. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap. Take care of the golf balls first — the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

 

 

 

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

 

 

The professor smiled and said, “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

 

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Serious Direct Sales Business Schedule For Success

Posted on February 4, 2013. Filed under: How To Do The Business, Problem Solving, Time Management, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , |

This is VERY EXCITING! You have your own business. You love the products and believe in the company you represent, but is that enough? Sometimes, having all the right tools is not enough. Sometimes, it’s YOU that needs to get onboard with your goals. It can help to write about your journey in a daily journal. Write down your dreams, hopes, challenges and record your successes. This will both encourage you and keep you honest! Start writing Now! write it down

It can also help to write down your schedule: If, right now you know your are struggling in your business and that you are not reaching your goals, make today the day to begin to take positive action. Start this process by making a schedule for all the action steps you SHOULD be taking.
Here are a few ideas of things to include in schedule:
– Plug In: Get on company calls and webinars at least once a week.
– Make calls: Serious networkers can make 100+ calls a week.
– Knock on some doors: Canvassing is a must if you want to grow your business. 10 doors per week minimum.
– Plan a Party: Host at least one event per month.
– Get to events: Tables are important. Have a table at an expo or other event at least once a moth.
– Advertising: It takes time and or Money, but you have to do it. Get it done!
– Be Creative: Give yourself 10 minutes a day to brainstorm new ideas. Then schedule 1 hour per week to implement your new plans.

Writing everything down can help you get focus in a million different ways, but the most import may be be to show you what action steps you are ‘really’ taking. If you have nothing in your journal and nothing on your schedule, don’t expect to have any business. If, on the other hand you can see in writing, that each day you have a few small steps to take and you record the results from each step taken- you will have a lot to celebrate. 🙂
So, start writing! Make today a day that you are proud of.

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5 Steps to Solving Your Big and Little Business Problems

Posted on January 25, 2013. Filed under: Direct Sales Tips, Getting the Job Done, How To Do The Business, Problem Solving, Success n Network Marketing, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , |

We have a Golden Doodle.  

Because he is part Golden Retriever, he is loyal to our family, but the Poodle in him makes him a bit of a scaredy cat.  He barks insistently when the door bell rings and when the visitor is let in, he hides behind the legs of closest adult and is as quiet as can be.  

He loves us but he is a funny dog. 

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Last night, he came to me crying.  I have 3 boys, so when I hear crying in the middle of the night, it gets me up quick.  As a Mom, my first instinct was to think “SICK!” So, I rushed for the back door to let him out to do his thing, but he did not follow me.  Instead, he vigilantly cried in my bathroom.  My first though,’was he asking to use the tolet?’   Nope, he was telling me that something was behind the door.  I tried to call him away, but he would not budge.  He just shot me a look that said, “HELP ME!”   It was in that moment that I realized that there was a problem behind the door and that he had gotten me and brought me to the door to help him solve the problem.

Being a smart wife, I called for my husband, woke him up, brought him to the bathroom and I asked him to solve the problem behind the door.  Was it was a snake, a scorpion or worse, what if it was spider?  He was the right person to help solve the problem.   Grudgingly, he opened his eyes, pulled away the covers, came to the door and scooted me and the dog back.   From the safety of the bedroom, the dog and I watched as he pulled back the door to reveal THE PROBLEM.  The one and one half inch family hamster stared back at my husband.  Lost in the bathroom, he did not know whether to run left or right so he froze and waited for my husband to make a move.  Our hero, returned the scared the hamster to his cage, pet the dog on the head and told me to get back in bed.

I am not sure if the dog was embarrassed or not, but I was grateful!  I am so proud that I have a dog that is smart enough to get help when he does not know what to do and I am so happy that I have husband that is brave and is not afraid to push back the door  – even when I don’t think I can.  I know that these two attributes are the KEYS to solving ANY big or little 1 and 1/2 inch problem.

To solve your PROBLEMS IN BUSINESS follow these 5 STEPS:

1.  Even if you are embarrassed to admit you have a problem, admit it.

2. Be smart enough to get help solving problems.  People will assume you know what you are doing most of the time, so asking for help is important.

3. Support others and try to help them solve their problems.

4. If you don’t know how to solve a problem or you are too scared to take action admit it, find someone braver than you and GET HELP.

5. Be grateful to those that do help you along the way.  Their support will get you through all of the big and small problems in your business.

 

 

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