People think the FDA is protecting them.  It isn’t.  What the FDA is doing and what the public think it’s doing are a s different as night and day.

~Herbert Lay, M.D., former FDA Commissioner

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Is A Very Profitable Month

Every October there is much hype over “finding the cancer cure.”  Can someone please explain to me why it’s taking so dang long to so-called “find the cancer cure?”  (Rhetorical question.)


Man, in his devious, greedy, malicious ways realized there is much to profit off those who are sick and diseased and healthcare is now BIG business.  Sadly, doctors have become (legal) drug dealers.  Simply put, if you have the time and money to invest into going to school for ump-teen years you can legally subscribe drugs that cause the same additive behaviors, side effects and profit at the expense of others as street drugs.  Healthcare, at least in the USA, is not the cure, prevention and diagnosis of disease it’s defined as but instead it’s the “maintenance man” of it. It does not behoove any business owner to make a product that will last forever, no, the goal is to make something that will need maintenance.  The more maintenance needed the more money the business owner(s) make.  Each month thousands, millions of people refill their subscriptions…cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching goes the cash register.  What need would there be for the American Cancer Society, the drug companies, cancer clinics and additional cancer research funding if the cancer cure, without side effects, were announced?  Check this out:  I post this to spark a fire in you to leave behind the ways of this world! And this is just one case of the FDA spending millions to stop the cancer cure from being exposed!


Cancer (along with almost every other dis-ease) is the bodies way of surviving.  Yes, you read that right.  We are survivors to the extreme.  When we contract a flu, a bug, a virus, a disease it’s the body’s way of prolonging life.  If the body did not do this we would die instantly.  The good news is, we were all created with a self healing mechanism that when “maintained” properly will function at it’s best. It’s called the immune system and it’s job is to fight the bad guys.  God knew we would be faced with bacteria’s, viruses, fungus, sickness and disease and thankfully He gave us dominion over all these things (Genesis 1:26). He provided us the necessary building blocks to “maintain” our immune system, but this is the information that is kept under cover by those who have NO incentive to promote the cancer cure. Once you read to the end of this post you are now in the know, you are no longer ignorant to the lies of this world. A special message to you followers of God: we are called to be in the world not of it. We are to live by the word of TRUTH and the TRUTH has been told here today!  Just as we feed our spirit the “bread of life” we must feed our bodies in the same way.  You cannot feed a live body dead food and expect it to thrive.  It may survive for awhile but we are called to live life abundantly!  Whether you are a believer or not the same universal laws apply…junk in; junk out.   Begin replacing one meal a day with the healthiest meal in a glass!

Click the following link for more information on steps to changing over to a hallelujah dietand testimonies of people who have reversed sickness and disease by following God’s way to ultimate health!


Just in…studies show that swamp water is now beneficial for the drinking BUT…


I’m talking about the swamp water that my friend and business associate, Lisa McClain, is referring to when she sees me drinking my morning smoothie – lol

You gotta admit there is a resemblance – but only in color…they are very different otherwise!

32oz Swamp Water Recipe aka Green Smoothie Recipe

This is a starter recipe; it’s what I used in the beginning.  It comes from a gal named Grace (don’t know her, but gotta give credit where credit is due) posted in a blog back in 2011:

4-5 Kale leaves

4 cups baby spinach

2 cups water

1 tbs flaxseed oil (helps your body absorb the nutrients in the greens, plus all sorts of other hair, skin, and nails benefits)

1 cup berries

1 banana

1 kiwi

You can really use any kinds of fruit, I (this is Grace talking) sometimes use raw beets and carrots, too. Sometimes you have to ease into it by using more fruit, but after a while, I think psychologically my body gets excited for the good stuff, and the taste of greens is just fresh and delicious.

Happy blending!

Ok, me talking now…This is the very first recipe I used when I was first introduced to “swamp water” aka Green Smoothie aka Blended Salads.  The first thing I noticed and the first thing folks tell me they notice when taking on my Green Smoothie challenge is the boost of energy it provides.  To that I say goodbye coffee, red bull and whatever else stimulants folks say they need for energy.  How ’bout something that gives energy without compromising your health!

Check out these other “Swamp Water” Benefits!

  • stronger
  • cleaner running body – yea you finally pooped!  You’re cleaning out the swamp inside – lol
  • white teeth
  • clear skin
  • better vision
  • more flexible
You could sit down and eat all these foods used in the above recipe but who has the time these days – lol.  Plus, with one smoothie your sure to get your fruits and veggies serving in for the whole day, and anything else you eat is just a bonus!


Interestingly, I’ve had folks tell me this is too much work.  If this is you, no worries I have something just as good if not better because all the ingredients are organic, non-GMO and come from primitive lands where the soil has not been tainted by modern day agriculture.

There are many ways to prepare Shakeology; in a shaker cup with some (non-dairy) milk is the easiest and fastest way; however, my favorite way is in a blender with a frozen banana, natural peanut butter and plain, quick oats for those days I need it to tide me over longer than usual.


As you can see Shakeology comes in that swamp water color you know and love – lol



A macro-nutrient that EVERYBODY needs.  Beyond its well known reputation for building muscle, protein also builds new cells, tissues, enzymes, antibodies and hormones and energizes, increases stamina and supports a healthy weight!


Plant based is becoming more and more of a popular statement in regards to ultimate health. The main problem with animal protein, just as with plant-based protein, is the source of where it’s coming from.  Man nor animal can thrive when eating genetically modified plant-based food, hence is one reason why factory farmed animals are not an adequate source of nutrition for those who desire optimum health.  The following video gives many more reasons…

WARNING: beginning of video is hard to watch…it gets happier toward the end, please watch in its entirety.

Whey and egg protein, the two sources of animal protein used in animal-based protein powders, ARE coming from factory farmed animals unless stated otherwise.  For instance, whey protein powders should be labeled something like:  “From cows that graze on organic grass pastures.”  To ensure avoiding your dollars being used in favor of factory farming use a plant-based protein powder instead.  :)  (But buyer beware; not all plant-based protein sources are alike).

The days of having to have meat (animal protein) in every meal is becoming questionable.  The belief that we will not get enough protein without meat/animal sources has been embedded into our brains thanks to the meat and dairy industry, who by the way profit right along side the pharmaceutical companies in regards to sickness and disease. There is much scientific documentation that supports the idea of an all raw, organic and non-GMO plant-based eating regimen as being the best way for bodies to thrive!  I know there is much controversy over this and I’ve yet to make my own concrete decisions regarding vegetarianism/vegan, but one thing I am sure of…buying and eating factory farmed animals is detrimental to all.


Again, you’re looking for raw, organic and non-GMO options.  Without each of these present there’s a good chance you’re buying pesticide laden, toxic forming, GMO junk food.

Another important aspect is, is it a complete protein?  Without adequate amino acids your body will take from other areas, such as muscle, to make up for the lack.


  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat
  • Chia Seeds
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Flax Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soy Beans

Once again, you’re looking for raw, organic and non-GMO options.  Without each of these present there’s a good chance you’re buying pesticide laden, toxic forming, GMO junk food.

So, by now you’re probably asking – how does this girl do it…how does she find and afford organic and non-GMO options???



Shakeology’s vegan (non-animal) Proprietary Super-Protein Blend contains some of the examples listed above along with super-fruit antioxidant blend for fighting off free radicals, super-green phytonutrient blend for detoxification, adaptogen blend for immune support, stress protection and balanced endocrine system and pre and probiotic digestive enzyme blend to increase nutrient absorption, regularity and digestion improvment.

Shakeology is a powerful superfood formula that will give you energy, reduce cravings, maintain healthy body weight and support your immune system for $4/day.  How much are you now spending on food that is decreasing your energy, increasing your cravings and body weight and jacking your immune system???

There is SO much more Shakeology does ethically, economically and environmentally…it’s a purchase you can feel good about inside and out!



Crusty Parmesan Herb Zucchini Bites

I’m not much of a zucchini fan; However, I’m impressed by the taste of these!

I give these 2 thumbs up…

1 thumb for the ease of preparation & 1 thumb for the taste!


  • 4 medium, fresh zucchini, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh rosemary & thyme, minced
  • smidge of olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F, lightly brush both sizes of the zucchini with olive oil and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Mix cheese and herbs together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the zucchini along with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes and place under the broiler for the last 3-5 minutes until cheese is crispy and browned.  (courtesy of

Click the pic below for information on a quick and easy meal that takes even less time to prepare…It’s The Healthiest Meal In A Glass.  Affordable, Nutritious and Delicious.  A superb alternative to the fast food drive-thru or to late night eating.

Stop Cravings, Lose Weight, Increase Energy!



Trim Empty Carbs From Your Diet While Whittling Away Your Waistline.

-Muscle & Fitness June 2014, pg 134

Lately I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and I must say things are going well, especially after years of being told, more than once by different people, to just stay out of the kitchen (okay so I’m capable of burning water – lol).

Give this dish – Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce – an A+…give me one as well cuz I done did good with this one.

This is the second dish, out of 5, from Muscle & Fitness’ June 2014 “The Replacements” article.  All about smart swaps for reducing carbs in popular dishes. By swapping out spaghetti with spaghetti squash you slash33 grams per cup!

It’s like eating spaghetti

minus the carb overload AND what spaghetti squash lacks in carbs it makes up for in vitamin C, which can improve muscle recovery and immune health.

To Just B Healthy & Fit you must eat healthy, in addition to, getting fit.


Nutrition factors:

  • 423 cals
  • 14g fat
  • 32g protein
  • 47g carbs

What you’ll need:

  • 2 medium-sized spaghetti squash, but I used 1 and it made A LOT.
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil or canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef – I used 100% grass-fed, organic.  See why here
  • 1 26oz jar herb-flavored pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese – I used fresh, it’s SO delicious and doesn’t contain the added ingredients that are in the can.

How to make:

  1. Slice squash in half; remove seeds.  Place halves in dish or on a plate flesh side down.  Cover with paper towel.  Microwave on high 8-12 minutes or until tender (if you’re like me & don’t own a microwave use a neighbors…that’s what I did because I don’t know what the equivalent oven time & temp would be.  If you know please leave in comments below – thanks).  Let stand 5 minutes, then scrape clean (it comes out in stands – like sghetti).
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion, garlic and red bell pepper; cook 2-4 minutes (I did 3 minutes.  Remove vegetables and put ground beef in pan – cook until browned (about 5 minutes).  Return veggies to pan with sauce.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes.  Serve strands topped with meat sauce and garnish with Parmesan cheese.


Please post your results, modifications, opinions, comments, critiques, similar recipe, etc., and your questions for anything that may be unclear to you, below or on my FaceBook fan page (Just B Healthy & Fit)…while you’re there please “like” my page, I’ll gladly return the favor.

Interested in a power packed, clean, quick and easy meal that doesn’t take much time, thought or effort…SHAKEOLOGY – The Healthiest Meal In A Glass.

Being that I’m a BeachBody coach (distributor of Shakeology) some may think my opinion of it is based on compensation;, unrelated to BeachBody, provides health scores for different products…click HERE to see what they said about Shakeology!




The recommendations above include both Animal and Plant-Based foods. On the animal side of things, I recommend staying far away from Intensive farming, Factory farming, or any mass production of animals (and crops). Take a look at the video below to see why…they are as far removed from nature and natural systems as you can get.

The goal of Factory farming is to produce as much of a product as quickly as possible.  It’s all about production…the land and the animals in these systems are strained to the utmost. Choose Sustainable/Organic farming instead; it works with nature rather than against it.


Raw, Ripe, Organic, Fresh, In Season and Locally Grown is BEST.

Shakeology: The Best Ingredients On Planet Earth

Eating all-natural foods—along with Shakeology—will change your life. ~Dr. Shahab Mokhtare

Dollar for dollar, Shakeology is probably the world’s greatest value in nutrition.  



Trim Empty Carbs From Your Diet While Whittling Away Your Waistline.

-Muscle & Fitness June 2014, pg 126

If you knew me at all you’d know this is something amazing…me in the kitchen cooking, lol.  Seriously though, I’ve been told, MORE THAN ONCE, to stay out of the kitchen.  But I did it! I made something cool and actually tasted good! Lol

I’ve picked up plenty of magazines, books, articles, etc that have amazing recipes inside, but until now never seemed to prepare any of them.  I’ve not been much of a “cook” in times past, but recently I’ve taken an interest in preparing meals!  In my post “Will the REAL Brandye Dague Please Stand Up” I state my journey back to me.

Obviously, to Just B Healthy & Fit you must eat healthy, in addition to, getting fit.

I came across this portobello mushroom pizza recipe in the June 2014 issue of Muscle & Fitness. The article is titled”The Replacement” it’s all about food swaps that cut out high carb calories (stay tuned for more recipes from this article!). Here is an opportunity to enjoy all those great pizza flavors without the side effects that come with eating wheat!  Yay!  By replacing pizza crust with portobello mushroom you cut out 19g of carbs!


Nutrition factors:

  • 407 cals
  • 22g fat
  • 25g protein
  • 30g carbs

What you’ll need:

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • 1c marinara sauce
  • 2c spinach
  • 1c grated part-skim mozzarella cheese (I used BelGioioso FRESH mozzarella)
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 1/3c chopped olives (I used black & kalamata)
  • 1/4c fresh basil, torn

How to make:

  • Preheat oven 375. Remove mushroom stems and scrape out the dark gills under the mushroom caps with a spoon. Lightly coat caps with oil.
  • Make 4 small aluminum foil circles (actually squares); place on baking sheet with caps top-side down on foil (prevents sogginess). Bake 10 min.
  • Remove from oven (drain excess liquid) spread sauce. Top in this order: spinach, cheese, olives. Bake another 7min, or until cheese is melted. Garnish with basil & serve!


Please post your results, modifications, opinions, comments, critiques, similar recipe, etc., and your questions for anything that may be unclear to you, below or on my FaceBook fan page (Just B Healthy & Fit)…while you’re there please “like” my page, I’ll gladly return the favor.

Interested in a power packed, clean, quick and easy meal that doesn’t take much time, thought or effort…SHAKEOLOGY – The Healthiest Meal In A Glass.

Being that I’m a BeachBody coach (distributor of Shakeology) some may think my opinion of it is based on compensation; click HERE for an unbiased, Shakeology, review.

Will The REAL Brandye Dague Please Stand Up


It’s time to get back to B (me).  I began blogging, over a year ago, with Empower Network.  I was told over and over to blog about what I’m passionate about and tie it together with the Empower Network opportunity, BUT…

Rather than be coachable (the main ingredient to success) and Just Be B…I basically became a copy cat of what other people, in the business, were passionate about because in my head it was more “in line” with Empower Network (EN)products.  Again, Dave Wood, founder of EN, and other leaders continued to teach to blog about my passion/s.  Eventually, I became “burned-out” because I wasn’t staying true to myself.  But now I’m getting Back To B!

Just B Healthy & Fit…The REAL Brandye Dague

A little background on B…

In 2009 I received my personal training certification.  That same year I gave birth to my daughter and three months later began working in a private 1-on-1 studio, training clients.  My mission of, helping others Just B Healthy & Fit, began!  The B in Just B Healthy & Fit has 2 meanings:

1.  Be

2.  Brandye

Close friends tend to call me B and know me to Be healthy & fit.  My passion is helping others create a healthy & fit lifestyle so, there it was; Just B (me) helping others to Just B Healthy & Fit.


In 2012, I was introduced to BeachBody.

It made sense that I become a BeachBody coach of course; however, the only product I was really interested in.  I was so impressed with the healthy ingredients and benefits of Shakeology that I signed up immediately!  It’s convnient, super healthy and breaks down to $4.00/day…rather than spend money destroying their health and diminishing their workout efforts my clients now had something quick, delicious and nutritious to replace the fast food drive-thru, Yay!

Empower Network

A few months after joining BeachBody, Empower Network caught my attention.  I went All In!  Long story short I did not build my business the way I was coached to do so…why?  I’m not sure…?  Even when I began realizing I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to be doing I continued doing what I wasn’t supposed to be doing – do you see how insane that sounds?  I was frustrated, overwhelmed and feeling guilty for being neglectful (in many areas of my life).  Over the past few months I have been off the radar, recuperating physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, financially, relationally (is that a word? lol).  Many areas of my life suffered as a result of not being coachable, but now I’m getting Back To B! (refer to the first paragraph)


There are 4 rules of success in business and in personal affairs:

1.  Show Up

2.  Be Coachable

3.  Recruit

4.  Follow Up

more on this later…

Just B Healthy & Fit to Just B Healthy & Wealthy

The focus of this blog will now focus on health & wealth!  More so on health, fitness and nutrition, but as I incorporate wealth building concepts you’ll begin to see a pattern of teaching that is basically interchangeable between the two.  As I coach you to becoming healthy and wealthy I will be using the same concepts but with different wording.  All in all health and wealth is nothing but a letter change from a H to a W…the same principles used to get healthy can be used to get wealthy and vice versa.


Will The REAL Brandye Dague Please Stand Up

Yes!  This site is going to get very “all over the place” and that’s so me – lol.  In time it will all come together the important thing is that I “START THE CLOCK” vs putting things off because everything is not perfect.

“Perfection paralyses”   ~Marshall Sylver; Million Dollar Television Network – GO NOW to sign up for a free account — make money just watching/listening, no selling or buying of anything!

I do not plan to rid of all the past content on this blog mainly because it wouldn’t be the best way to spend my time, plus, there’s a lot of good mindset training here.  Nothing changes until the mind changes.  However, understand that some of the links or fill in boxes may no longer be available.

Just B Educated…Know the TRUTH!

My part in your journey toward health & wealth is to supply the knowledge, education, leadership, coaching, motivation and inspiration; your part is applying what you learn.

Ignorance IS expensive and my passion revolves around exposing the hidden TRUTH…

that means these conversations (blogs) ARE going to be UNcomfortable.


The content presented on this page will not always agree with mainstream media, in fact MOST of it will not.

It’s been said that the best way to keep a population under control is to keep them in fear, uneducated, sick and diseased.  I ain’t goin’ down like that and I’m inviting whoever is ready to rise up and take your place in making this world a better place!  I believe health equals wealth and I’m passionate about exposing the hidden TRUTH in these areas.

We’ve all been created with purpose, but we lose sight of our purpose by running around doing things outside our passion.  Are you ready to Just B You?  If so, stay tuned…


~The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

As an entrepreneur or even in our personal lives, learning to rely on others is vital to our success.

Although, this blog series is focused on the business side I want to provide you a personal example…

My sister, who prior to April 1, 2008, was living a life of prostitution, addiction and hopelessness.  I love listening to her testimony when she talks about the day she cried out to God saying,

GOD!  PLEASE, kill me or save me, because I don’t wanna live another day like this.   ~Angel Dague

On April 1, 2008 she was arrested.  Although, this is not what she had in mind, God had heard her prayer and began getting her around a Success Network!   A group of people who encouraged, supported and genuinely cared about her success.  Today, she speaks to both youth and adults, giving her testimony, inspiring the youth to be cautious of their decisions and to give hope to anyone who is where she’s been.  So, my point here is a success network is vital for both business and personal ventures.

SIDE NOTE:  Telling some of my sisters story has brought tears and gratefulness and awareness of doing my part to get her story out there.  You can expect a blog post on this soon. Please leave a comment in the section below if hearing her story is something you’d be interested in hearing or seeing.

A Success Network Is A Vital Resource

success network is made up of partners, professionals, employees, mentors and peers.  Each who can provide:

  • Knowledge
  • Insight
  • Accountability
  • Support

according to their experiences, resources, skill set and talents.  Being introduced to the right person/people can make a huge impact in both your business (and personal life).

Allow me to introduce you to our success network – CLICK HERE

On the flip side, building a success network is a challenge for many.  There are many self-limiting beliefs that keep us from moving out of our comfort zone into all we are destined to become.  Building a network is one of those limiting beliefs; however, it’s one of the most important.

When it comes to knowledge and know how, there’s no better resource than a success network!

And the good news is, anyone CAN do it!

Creating a success network does not require your to have ivy league credentials or privileged access to an inner circle of elites.  With the invention of the internet, social media sites and the vast array of online opportunities, it seems almost impossible to not encounter and build a network of individuals who share similar dreams and goals as you.

Other entrepreneurs are almost always willing to share their insight because many have come from a very humble background and they themselves had mentors who guided them.

While the mentorship of experienced entrepreneurs is one of the most valuable resources one can acquire, sadly, internal and external fears, as well as, pride stop many from taking advantage of such resources.

A Success Network Can Help Eliminate Limiting Beliefs

Fear, pride, poverty mindset and the like, all fall under the category of limiting beliefs.  These deceitful titles cause people to make decisions based on assumptions and misunderstood beliefs.  Think about it…how many times has fear, pride or poverty of mindset brought you success?  Knowing this we still tend to operate in the same way.

It’s not what you know, but who you know, is such a true statement.

Let’s use the example of youth vs adult. I laugh every time I realize my parents actually knew what they were talking about back when I thought I knew it all…it’s not what you know, but who you know – lol  I don’t even want to think about where I’d be if my parents had not been there to guide me through my misguided assumptions and beliefs.  Simplifying it even more, how many of us would be walking today or pooping on the potty if those who raised us had not loved us through our limiting beliefs?  Had we been left to our own assumptions and beliefs we still be crawling around in diapers – lol.

When it comes to knowledge and know how, there’s no better source than a success network!

Misguided assumptions and false beliefs, as an adult, can, in a way, keep us crawling around full of poop -lol

Our Success Network Is A Mind Changer

A Life Changer

A World Changer!

The best way to change your life is to change your mind.  Creating lifestyle freedom positions you to do more and help more.  A mind full of fear, pride, unforgiveness, poverty of mindset will not allow you to fulfill what you were created for.

Shoot, if Jesus had walked around fearful we’d all be going to hell, because what He was created to do would not have been fulfilled.  The world is missing out on all you have to offer when you refuse to step out of your comfort zone.  In some case,s the world is even burdened by you not fulfilling your purpose.

I have presented the opportunity to join our success network several times in this post.  An opportunity to create a life by design, fulfilling all your passions, goals, dreams.  However, I am aware that some are not yet ready to break free.

Remember the children of Israel…after 400 years of poverty and slavery in Egypt, they were set free; yet, many longed to go back because what they were accustomed to, familiar with and used to seemed easier or better than the unknown.  In many cases, the unknown IS what we’d be striving for if we knew better.

I say all that to say this, whether you are ready to join our success network or not it’s wise to:

Be observing constantly.  Stay open minded.  Be eager to learn and improve.   ~John Wooden


Lifestyles of the Wealthy Mindset

Folks in the wealth system are frugal.  They spend their money on things they deem fulfilling, which leads to Lifestyle Freedom.

Those who are truly wealthy are less likely to live in expensive neighborhoods or drive luxury cars. Those who accumulate wealth believe that financial independence and personal freedom are more important than displaying social status.

Lifestyles of the UN-Wealthy Mindset

Middle classers use their money to put pools in, buy leased cars & upgrade the family lifestyle, which leads to living pay check to paycheck with no savings.  

Ryan Blair, in one of his interviews, talks about his thought processes while growing up in an urban community:

The urban community, where I’m from, when you get money you where on your wrist, around your neck, you put it in your car, you spend it.

His mother ended up marrying a man, a real estate investor, who taught Ryan a better perspective:

He taught me how to determine what my value was and what I wanted it to be and to only do things that were at that value and above.  ~Ryan Blair from the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Many of the people who appear wealthy – those who live in expensive homes and drive luxury cars – do not actually have much wealth. They work hard to achieve success, yet they often spend much of their discretionary income on things that create an outward appearance of wealth. And by doing so, they often choke themselves with debt, undermining their ability to create true wealth.

According to the authors of The Millionaire Next Door, the accumulation of wealth is more often the result of hard work, perseverance, planning, and most of all, self-discipline.

Wealthy Is A State Of Mind, FIRST

A person with a moderate income may have more wealth than a person with a high income.  Why?…

Because the ability to create wealth begins with a wealthy mindset.  The amount of one’s income does not necessarily translate into their ability to create wealth.  Fact is, those with lesser income and less debt, may be in a better position to invest in things that are conducive to creating true wealth.

Example of a wealthy mindset:

Buy used cars, NOT new one’s.  Do not lease and only buy used one’s that are 100% at YOUR price or nothing.  If the seller will not come down keep shopping around looking for the best deal.

Those making decisions from an un-wealthy mindset spend their way into debt on things that produce no return.  Whereas, the wealthy, although they may accumulate debt, they understand credit is a tool to increase income and invest in things that create wealth.

Mindless Consumption vs Mindful Investment

The term “spend” is defined as “to consume mindlessly or to squander” while the term “invest” is defined as “to make use of our time, effort or money in ways that are conducive to creating wealth”.

Credit is a tool; a lever that enables us to increase our income and invest in things that are conducive to creating wealth. Yet for others, the use of credit leads to a “buy now – pay later” pattern of spending that often lures us into an endless cycle of working harder and harder just to pay our debts – a kind of credit trap that leaves little room to invest our time and resources into things that will enable us to create wealth.   ~The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

If you desire to be wealthy learn to cut back your expenses while seeking opportunities that will increase your income.  One way to do this is to have CLEAR GOALS.  Clear goals help diminish the temptation to spend mindlessly.

It is not the lack of money that prevents us from prospering. More often than not, it’s our lack of understanding about money and how to use it as a tool.  A life principle that should be included in our education system but is not.  Rather than spending discretionary time and resources on outward appearance, entrepreneurs are driven by their vision and an internal desire to succeed.   ~The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Each of us has the ability to be wealthy; no matter our starting point.  It begins by learning how to operate from a different perspective.  One that begets new behaviors and a new approach which leads to different results.  Be driven by your vision vs social status, instant gratification, etc.

Questions to ask yourself:

Am I spending or investing my time, enrgy and money?

Am I ok with being limited by salary or hours in a day?  Learn to get paid for you effort vs your time

Am I doing something that influences people or am I bound by work that lacks meaning in my life and others?

Do you feel trapped in a low paying job or unsatisfying career that you cannot afford to lose?

Question I ask you:

Has your work become something you MUST do, in order to pay the bills, rather than something you find satisfaction in or enjoy?

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Ryan Blair, in the video above talks about the importance of having a mentor…join our circle of mentors, NOW!


This blog post is #8 (#7-click here) in a series that’s been inspired by an entrepreneurial class I’m taking.  The class is focused around the mindset of an entrepreneur.  Interviews of several entrepreneurs with humble beginnings make up the majority of the curriculum.  I want to introduce them here in hopes to provide inspiration and hope to those of you who have been sitting on the fence undecided and afraid of taking the leap to create a lifestyle of freedom!

Brian Scudamore: Starting with little more than $1,000 and a few fliers, he transformed a simple

idea into a very successful business.Today his company 1-800 GOT JUNK has grown to annual sales

in excess of $100 million dollars and more than 300 locations worldwide.

Persistence, Who Is Yours For?

Monday morning, when that alarm goes off, you’re either waking up for yourself or waking up for someone else.

Who is your persistence for?  Is your persistence building your dream or someone else’s?

I realized the other day I job bash a lot.  As I fell deeper into thought over this I realized a job is not a bad thing, especially if you love what you do.  The problem comes when folks rely on one stream of income to sustain them.  Another problem is, 80% of people do not love what they do.  Each of us is designed with a passion and a purpose.  As children we dream, visualize, think, speak and act on our vision for our future.  Sadly, we grow up and life puts obstacles in our way and at least 80% of people fall off their purposed path.  Or bad decisions force them to walk off their purposed path…that’s when parents can tend to “live through their children” forcing them to live the life they dreamed of for themselves.

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This blog series is all about the mindset of entrepreneurs.  An entrepreneur mindset does not require unique abilities, rare talent, boat loads of money, an ivy league MBA.  In fact, it does not require anything you don’t already have.

It does; however, require

  • Hard Work
  • Persistence
  • Determination

I’d say the majority of people desire success.  Most of this majority is probably willing to work hard to create lifestyle freedom.  However, our efforts will only take us as far as our understanding, and too often, many mistakenly assign success to things that are beyond their control.  Many fall prey to popular myths and misconceptions about entrepreneurs and what it takes to succeed.  Sorta turning a blind eye to the hard work, years of uncertainty, setbacks and case of “what ifs” that all entrepreneurs go through.  Those on the outside don’t see the persistence that took place in creating an entrepreneur’s success.

Persistence Holds The Key To Success!

At the end, sometime throughout, I ask questions in each blog post of this entrepreneurship series (click here to see blog post previous to this one).  My intention is to get you thinking, encourage you to create lifestyle freedom or at least another stream of income and to bring about engagement between me and my viewers.  If you are not comfortable sharing here, but are willing to share with me none the less, please do so via email or at Facebook: htp://

What is it your passionate about?  

What would your life look like if you had lifestyle freedom…the ability to do what you want, when you want, where you want?  

If you were certain that your desired result would come to pass how much would hard work, persistence and determination would you put into it?

What would you do for a Klondike bar?  lol  Seriously though,

What would you do if you knew your efforts would produce your desired result?  



There is no guaranteed success formula BUT…

surrounding ourselves with those who have been where we want to go increases our likelihood of success!

COMMUNITY, A Collective Mindset

Overnight success is a lie…the journey of an entrepreneur is lifelong and comes with many hurdles of uncertainty, setbacks and disappointments.  Along with passion, determination and endurance it will take a community of support – a network of others, whose knowledge and experience can be leveraged in order to help you reach your goals.

Our surroundings, the environment in which we hang and the company we keep, play a major role in shaping our beliefs and influencing the choices we make.  Included in this is the collective mindset of those in the community around us.  The need to fit in is a powerful influence, one that can keep us chained to stinkin’ thinkin’ and our comfort zone; our failure zone.  On the flip side, the need to be part of a group can also influence, inspire and most importantly support and encourage us to be better than we thought possible!  Choosing a community of supporters who have been where we intend to go and vested in our success.  Community can be set by chance or choice, either way it’s up to you.  A social network, both on and offline is a group of people who share common interests or goals.

Side Note:  if you desire mastery over your weekly cash flow and time freedom


Research has shown that social networks play a critical role in determining the way problems are solved, organizations are run and the way goals are achieved.   ~The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

An entrepreneur’s social network is described as a success network.  A community of advisers, mentors and friends who share common goals and are willing to help one succeed.  A success network uses the power of positive influence to move you beyond anything you could have imagined for yourself.  The best news of all is ANYONE can create or become a part of one!

Side Note:  if you desire this type of community, click here.


A Success Network is also a Support Network, the people involved bring many assets to the table…

  • Knowledge – the lifeblood of an entrepreneur.  The success/support network provides knowledge we need to get to where we want to go.
  • Network – a valuable asset essential for success.  The success/support network links us to others who help us in achieving our goals.  We are often introduced to others we may not have been able to reach on our own.
  • Accountability – as an entrepreneur there are new rules and no one is in charge.  The success/support network helps us to stay focus on our goals, prioritize our time and resources, clarify our objectives and challenge our thinking and provide an objective point of view.
  • Support – the journey of an entrepreneur has it’s ups and downs, a support network, those who have or are in our shoes, is a source of much needed inspiration, encouragement and support.

This is #7 post in this entrepreneurship blog series (previous post, click here) and in every blog post I ask a series of questions and this post is no different.  I may, however, ask some uncomfortable questions that you can ponder to yourself or feel free to share.

Who are you, according to the company you keep? 

What value is your core group adding to your life?  

Are they encouraging you or discouraging you in reaching your dreams?

Where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?  

If you do not have a community, a success network of others, why not?

If you’d like to join ours, a community – a success network of online influencers, you can do so by clicking here!

As an entrepreneur, mamapreneur, freedompreneur and the like, it’s necessary to surround yourself with successful models.

Click here to join our community of successful models…

who are using the most successful business model online!

We understand the power of a social influence and the importance of creating an intentional and international community, rich in positive influence, knowledge, accountability, encouragement and support.  We are a global wealth network striving for a common goal:


the ability to do what we want, when we want and where we want!  

The ability to step into the passions we are created for, to make this world a better place!

Every area of life, personal and business, thrives when you have the right people around you.  Even Jesus understood the value of a community – a support network to help Him fulfill His purpose.  It’s so important to hang around and build a team of like minded individuals whose dream and goals are in line with yours,


Your Brand = Your Reputation

It’s not just what YOU say about your business…what others say holds the most weight.

While your brand can be portrayed through a logo, tagline or a name, it’s the actions behind these that really speaks volume.  Your brand is the result of your actions.  You’e heard it said best this way:

Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

Branding yourself as RELIABLE = your success.  This speaks to both business and your personal life…wherever we are, in whatever we do, we are building our brand.  Do you do what you say you’re going to do when you said you’d do it?  And at the price you said you’d do it for?

Being trustworthy, sets in motion repeat customers and word of mouth advertisers!

Defining Your Brand

Understand the problems you’re solving from you customers point of view.

Coming into alignment with what problems your customers say you’re solving is crucial.  You want to make sure you are sending the right message.  Seeing the world through your customers eyes is a choice that will compliment your success.

Below are 2 examples of where folks go wrong (I gotta admitt I learned A LOT in this lesson and will be applying the knowledge I’ve gained):

Competing on price vs. value:  Many new business owners seek to offer the lowest price as a way to gain customers.  Rather than compare their product/service to others like it, they are focused on providing the cheapest price and in doing so conveys the message of  inexperience, low quality or poor service.

By the time one understands the above, they’ve already branded themselves as such and any attempt to raise their price to match the value ends up alienating their customers.

Attempting to be all thing to all people:  A jack of all trades approach lacks a sense quality, craftsmanship,  distinction.  Take time to define your brand vs. pleasing everyone.  This will increase your value and your customers willingness to spread the word about you!

To define your brand you must…

Understand Your Market.

Start by asking yourself:

  • Who is my customer?
  • why would they want to buy?

Side note:  If I were to answer these 2 questions I would say my customers are those looking to create lifestyle freedom.  They would buy in order to learn strategies that will improve an existing business or position themselves to generate an online income without all the headaches and scariness of owning a business.  There are many vehicles that can get you to where you want to go but ours is one that allows you to use your existing business to do so.  Or, if you do not own a business, how you can simply earn extra income online.  Click here to learn how to earn $500-$3000 THIS WEEK using a Simple System

 Building Your Brand

As I listened to the narrator teach about building your brand it dawned on me the benefits of teaming up with an already known brand.  In the beginning of any new business folks are reluctant to do business with an unknown entity/unrecognizable brand.  But if the business is established and you basically hook your wagon to it there is less of a challenge to “convince” people that the product or service is worthy of purchase.

For example:

Opening an independent burger joint will take longer to establish a customer base than “hooking your wagon” to a burger joint that’s been around for awhile.  This is why franchising works so well.  The brand has already been defined and built!

Same goes for what I do…I could go out and build something from scratch, waiting up to 5+ years to see the fruits of my labor.  Or, I can lock arms with a proven system that works, leveraging my time/energy/money.  Results being seen in as little as a week!


Today blog post is #6 (see previous post here).  In closing, I remind you of my intention for this blog series:

  • To provide inspiration through the introduction of average, ordinary people, just like you and me.
  • To provide hope through sharing their stories of triumph over their pitfalls.
  • To get you thinking how you, too, can create lifestyle freedom.
  • To create engagement through closing questions -email or comment your answers:

What does “branding” mean to you?

What is your brand?

How can branding yourself help you to accomplish your goals?

What problems are you solving?

I am seeking like minded individuals who desire to provide a solution to the 80% of people unhappy in their job.  We have all been created for a Divine purpose, but so many people (80%) are working outside of their purpose, for whatever reason.  Our intention is to bring awareness to living Another Way Of Life – a life that bring peace, joy and happiness!  To join us in fighting the forces of evil, releasing yourself and others from an UN-purposed life


All people want to earn more money to aid in improving life.  Simple things such as eating organic, upgrading to a more reliable car, allowing little Johnny to participate in both, basketball and karate.  Traveling/vacationing.  Providing the best care for our elderly parents.

What does lifestyle freedom look like for you?

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But more times than not we find ourselves living paycheck to paycheck.  Trapped in low paying jobs and/or unsatisfying careers; asking ourselves “why is it I seem to never get ahead?”

Another question to ask is “why do even those who make a lot of money struggle to accumulate wealth?”

Answer…because it’s not the lack of money that prevents us from prospering but our lack of knowledge about money, how to use it as a tool rather than something to be worried about, worshiped or something to spend up in order to create the “appearance” of wealth.


What does it mean to be wealthy?

For some wealth is materialistic…bigger house, new cars, designer clothes.

For some it’s just comfort and ease.

For most it means financial independence, lifestyle freedom, a better quality of life.

How do you define wealth?


Financial literacy 101 (taught by a wealthy person,) in my opinion, is a class that should be included as a prerequisite to graduating.  Our education system needs a serious upgrade in many areas.  One being how to handle and create money.  So many of us learn how to earn and spend money by adopting the collective mindset of those who surround us and/or the images we see in the media, hence…

More times than not, this begets misguided beliefs and mistaken assumptions about how to be and create wealth.

Common one’s include:

Saving toward wealth.  Behaviors include:  bargain hunting, clipping coupons, saving every penny earned.

The assumption is:  “My income is fixed and beyond my control, so I’ll learn to live with less.”

Imitating wealth.  Still assuming income is fixed, but spend most of what they earn.

Behaviors include:  luxury cars, designer clothes, exotic vacations in order to create the appearance of wealth and status.

They often look to the lottery as a way of reaching wealth.

Spending toward wealth.  Behaviors include:  working hard to achieve success.  Spending increases as income increase.

Behaviors are the same as those imitating wealth.  Both types accumulate debt and undermine their ability to create true wealth.

These types may have high paying positions but have not been taught how to properly handle money in order to create true, lasting wealth.

Understanding that lack of financial education on how to handle money explains the many stories of professional athletes, famous entertainers, lottery winners and, most likely, many unknown success stories who end up broke.  If they knew better they would do better…the same goes for all of us.  Unless we are prepared for wealth through education, mentorship and coaching, we will make decisions that ultimately lead to losing in life.

While many are working to “win the lottery” or “hit the jackpot”, entrepreneurs are the creators of the lottery tickets…in a sense they print their own winning ticket!

What misguided assumptions and mistaken beliefs do you possess that are keeping you from creating lifestyle freedom?

side note:  the above link introduces you to our newest AUTOMATED system which makes creating lifestyle freedom even easier!


The ability to create wealth is a CHOICE.  The very first step in creating wealth is MINDSET.  This is blog post #5 in this series on Entrepreneurship.  All posts are intended to shift your mindset to one that can and will create lifestyle freedom!  Until the correct mindset is established it’s impossible to create wealth…you simply won’t step out of your comfort zone in order to do what it takes.  If you don’t believe it’s possible, why would you?  Take a look at the previous blog posts below, my intention is to educate and empower in the ways of wealth and guide you toward a vehicle that can get you there!

#1 – Entrepreneurship Empowers People

#2 – Entrepreneurship Is A Mindset

#3 – The Secret of Recognizing Opportunity

#4 – Applied Knowledge Is Power

There are many free resources I can provide you, including blog post #3, to aid in establishing your mindset for prosperity.

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