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Tips For Staying Focused While Working From Home

Tips For Staying Focused While Working From Home

People who own home-based businesses can face a unique set of challenges when it comes to time management. If you work from home, it’s imperative that you remain organized and on a set schedule — free from distractions — even more than the average traditional office worker. At-home offices can be subject to some very at-home distractions, like family, pets, TV, and a big, comfortable sofa that seems to call your name! Here are some great tips we came up with to help you stay on track and be even more productive in your business!

Dress the part. When you work from home and find yourself with a day that doesn’t require an outing, it can be tempting to stay in your pajamas or keep it super-casual. By taking care to dress the way you would if you had an outside appointment (in say, business-casual attire) you, in fact, feel more businesslike and will be more mentally equipped to tackle your day in a professional tone.

Customize your environment. You’ll work better in an environment that’s comfortable but primed for productivity. Proper seating, an organized and clean workspace, and a bit of privacy are a must. Consider adjusting your lighting as well – some people work well with overhead light; others find it more soothing to rely on natural light. Don’t be afraid to use soothing, instrumental music to drown out background noise, or fix yourself a cup of tea to relax your mood. It’s not working easier – it’s working smarter!

5 minute rule. Take 5 minutes before and after every task, appointment or phone call to assess how things went. Did you achieve the results you wanted? Did you accomplish everything you intended? If not, decide how shutterstock_271529486you can remedy that in the future and avoid making similar mistakes, which can bog down your business and be an overall time-suck.

Know thyself. The good part about working from home is getting to set what hours work best for you. And only you know when you’re most productive: early morning, midday or evening. Whatever time you feel most alert is the best time to take on your biggest or most time-consuming projects. It’s different for everyone, so if you feel the brightest at 7 am or 7 pm, plan your day accordingly. You’ll thank yourself later.

Plan for distractions. Working from home can mean distractions, from a ringing doorbell to a sick child to a spouse stranded with a flat tire. A good way to account for this is to set aside a specific time in your schedule every day as “office hours.” (Teachers wisely use this method.)  It literally becomes a time you designate to be distracted. If no such distractions arise, use the time to get caught up on small projects or answer emails. If a surprise does comes up that needs your attention, you wisely planned on it, and still are able to get in a solid workday.

Reward yourself! When you accomplish 5 things on your To-Do list, or have finished a big project, reward yourself with a short break. Surf the net, walk on a treadmill, turn on the news, or take a cat nap. You earned it! Set an alarm on your phone or use an egg timer to make sure you don’t exceed your allotted time. This will help even further in keeping you on track.

Work from Home Opportunities and Company Culture

Work from Home Opportunities and Company Culture

work from home opportunitiesCompany culture is often a big reason that people quit their jobs and choose to look for work-from-home opportunities. The idea of being your own boss and setting your own schedule is incredibly appealing to many people, but especially to those who have worked under supervisors who are particularly oppressive and unsupportive.  What many people don’t realize is that even when you work from home, company culture is still something that needs to be taken into consideration as you look for the types of opportunities that are right for you.

In many work-from-home situations, you still work for another company in one way or another – sometimes you’re providing a service to that company either as a full-time employee or as a contracted freelancer, while other times you are selling products or services that you have purchased from the company.  In either case, the culture of the company that you’re working with is a factor to your success.

It’s important to find a company that’s supportive of the people it employs or works with; that is easy to communicate with (answers your questions or concerns in a timely manner); is reliable (they provide what they say they will provide); and encouraging (they want to help you be as successful as possible).  Even though you are not sharing an office or sitting in a cubicle next to someone, the culture that is created by these traits will help ensure your success in your work-from-home endeavors.

Vollara takes pride in helping its Independent Business Owners succeed by providing the encouragement and support that makes any company great – whether working together in one central location, or from their own homes with their own hours.

 

Vollara Technology Aids Recovery Efforts In Japan

Vollara Technology Aids Recovery Efforts In Japan

Dallas, TX – Vollara, the leader in the development and management of green work from home opportunities, centered on the philosophy of Complete Uncompromising Health and Wellness, just reported that a team from Dallas headed up by Arthur Johnson is traveling to some of the hardest hit areas of Japan with special technology to aid in recovery efforts.
Vollara is well-known for several important technologies, including its FreshAir units.  Vollara’s proprietary technology in the FreshAir unit was used extensively by the Pentagon after the tragedy of 9/11.  The FreshAir unit attacks airborne and surface containments.  Vollara is sending more than $100,000 in technology equipment to set up in shelters and community centers throughout the affected areas in Japan.  Vollara’s efforts are headed by Arthur Johnson, who has family in Sendai and other areas of Japan.  Aerus, LLC, formerly Electrolux USA, a Company affiliated with Vollara also sent dozens of HEPA vacuum cleaners with Mr. Johnson to capture contaminated particles.

“Vollara’s compassion and stewardship are manifested in its generous support for our relief efforts in Japan,” said Mr. Arthur Johnson.  “Vollara’s Fresh Air technology has been proven to destroy viruses and bacteria from the air and on surfaces, and will dramatically improve living conditions in crowded community relief living centers.  This unique technology also removes particles from the air which could be contaminated.  I am so thankful to be supported by such a great Company.”

“We are so proud and honored to be associated with Mr. Johnson, and admire his courage and commitment,” said Vollara’s Chairman and CEO, Joseph P. Urso.  “Arthur is a man of noble character and a big heart and his efforts will help thousands of Japanese families who are suffering. We are also grateful to American Airlines for their generosity in shipping our relief equipment to Japan.”

Vollara is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and best-in-class products and green technologies that focus on a system of complete health. With the understanding that nobody wants to be “partially healthy,” Vollara’s exceptional product line addresses what you absorb; the air you breathe, the water you drink, and nutrition for your cells.

Aerus, LLC is a world leader in high end vacuum cleaners, air purifiers and water purifiers.

About Vollara

Vollara, LLC, a subsidiary under the umbrella of Aerus Holdings LLC, is a leader in direct sales of green technology and natural health products. Vollara is also home to one of the world’s most inspired home business opportunities and the exclusive Guaranteed Minimum Income™ program. Our family of companies has a rich 80-year history dating back to Electrolux, USA, a company known for excellence in its technology, unmatched service, and endless accomplishments. Its products have been honored in the Smithsonian and its satisfied customers in North America alone number over 50 million.

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Mike Magolnick

Sr. Director of Communications

214-378-4003

Vollara Work From Home Opportunities Closes First Bonus Cycle – PRESS RELEASE

Vollara Work From Home Opportunities Closes First Bonus Cycle – PRESS RELEASE

Dallas, TX, March 31, 2011 –(PR.com)– Vollara, the leader in the development and management of green work from home opportunities, centered on the philosophy of Complete Uncompromising Health and Wellness, has announced the results of its first ever 4-week Bonus Cycle.

In January 2011, Vollara announced introduced a revolutionary concept in the home-based business industry – the Guaranteed Minimum Income Program™. Independent business owners that meet program requirements, earn minimum bonuses ranging from $1,000 up to $8,000 every 4 weeks. Bonus winners at $2,000 and above also earn car allowances. True to its legacy as a Green Technology company, Vollara provides a $600 car allowance every 4 weeks to hybrid car owners.

“Results for the first bonus cycle have far exceeded our expectations,” said Joseph P. Urso, Vollara’s Chairman and CEO. “Vollara distributors have increased sales by more than 20%. Almost 70 of our leaders have earned a Guaranteed Minimum Income™ and 22 have earned a Car Bonus. And there is some great news! The actual earnings of the large majority of these distributors have exceeded the Guaranteed Minimum Amount! Even more exciting is that we have almost 100 business owners in a position to earn a Guaranteed Minimum Income™ or a Car Bonus in the next cycle.”

Vollara is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and best-in-class products and green technologies that focus on a system of complete health. With the understanding that nobody wants to be “partially healthy,” Vollara’s exceptional product line addresses what you absorb; the air you breathe, the water you drink, and nutrition for your cells.

Top MLM Company Vollara Develops, Introduces and Launches Guaranteed Minimum Income Program™

Top MLM Company Vollara Develops, Introduces and Launches Guaranteed Minimum Income Program™

Vollara, a top MLM company based in Dallas, Texas,  launched an innovative program last month that will change work from home opportunities forever! The Guaranteed Minimum Income™ program basically guarantees earnings of $1,000 to $8,000 every four weeks, provided the Distributor meets the minimum requirements.

Part-time Distributors interested in working 2 to 10 hours per week can earn a Guaranteed Minimum Income of $1,000 while people seeking a serious full-time executive level income can earn up to $8,000 every four weeks.

It’s exciting to be part of something that even the company’s CEO is passionate about. Joe Urso said, “This is just the beginning of a truly serious income opportunity; there is simply nothing else like this in the industry. This innovative program is based on the simple concept of “when you do this – you get that”; essentially direct reward for your effort. The Vollara Guaranteed Minimum Income program removes the uncertainty and income fluctuations that normally occur when building a new business, creating a balanced process that is specific and controllable so your know when you do your part, you are assured your income.”

The first payouts are scheduled to begin in March and as of this week, hundreds of full-time and part-time Vollara Distributors have met the initial qualification for payout in March.

Vollara, Dallas-Based Top MLM Company, Closes Third Quarter With Record Week of Activity

Vollara, Dallas-Based Top MLM Company, Closes Third Quarter With Record Week of Activity

Dallas, TX – Vollara, LLC, a top MLM company in direct sales of natural health products and one of the world’s most inspired work from home opportunities raised the bar just a little more last week with the most productive full week of business since the company’s launch just eight months ago.

Vollara wishes to thank all of its Field Leaders and new Distributors for their diligence, enthusiasm and swift action. For the week of September 27th through October 2nd, Vollara set records with the most Fast Start Essentials packs purchased, the highest engaged activity level ever, the highest number of active autoships and overall one of the top sales weeks in the history of the company.

“Our mission has always been to help people change their lives through great products and technologies and a rewarding home-based business opportunity,” said Joseph P. Urso, Vollara’s Chairman & CEO. “This is the time where people need something special to help them achieve their dreams. At Vollara we want people know that it’s ok to dream big again.”

Through this record week, Vollara recognized a number of its Field Leaders and new Distributors for their results. DH, who joined Vollara in early September earned $1,000 just on Fast Start packs through his efforts last week, not counting the other bonuses he qualifies for now. JB earned $3,000 last week on the Fast Start Essentials packs in addition to other bonuses. PH earned $1,000 last week, again not counting other bonuses. Several brand new Distributors like SG, KF and AL were rewarded for their efforts last week, each earning an additional $500 from Fast Start bonuses. Just to name a few.

Vollara, a Top MLM Company in Dallas, Launches MoreVollara.com

Vollara, a Top MLM Company in Dallas, Launches MoreVollara.com

Dallas-based top MLM company Vollara, LLC, one of the world’s most inspired work from home opportunities today and a global leader in direct sales of natural health products, launched a free informational site at MoreVollara.com.

“People are drawn to Vollara’s product technologies and strong earnings potential,” said Erin Bender, Vollara’s VP of Marketing. “Sometimes, new people need more information to decide how Vollara best fits for them. We wanted to provide a resource that helps guide them through their decision process by featuring key aspects of the Vollara business; hi-lighting our comfortable, inviting culture; and showing them the support they can expect from an organization committed to their success.”

MoreVollara.com is a video-driven informational website that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides details on Vollara’s Essential Products, the science behind the products and technology, how easy it is to share Vollara with others, the Business Opportunity, and the People of Vollara.

MoreVollara.com was launched as part of Vollara’s National Conference held last weekend in Dallas. Vollara supports a culture of tools to help people make the most of their independent businesses.

About Vollara
Vollara, which is derived from the Latin verb “to fly”, is a subsidiary under the umbrella of Aerus Holdings L.L.C. Our family of companies has a rich 80-year history dating back to Electrolux, USA, a company known for excellence in its technology, unmatched service, and endless accomplishments. Its products have been honored in the Smithsonian and its satisfied customers number over 50 million.

How Attractive Are You? Or, How to Generate MLM Leads When Working for A Top MLM Company

How Attractive Are You? Or, How to Generate MLM Leads When Working for A Top MLM Company

Prospecting is a numbers game when generating MLM leads. How often have you heard this cliché from others working for a top mlm company or looking for a work from home opportunity? Well, it certainly is true that you must speak with enough people if you plan on winning the Network Marketing game. But success typically goes way beyond the numbers. Have you ever wondered what separates those who can speak to 20 prospects and enroll 15 of them from those who can prospect 200 without ANY success? The answer lies in the energy we give off that either is attractive to others… or not. One way to be more effective in attracting others to you is to develop yourself as a powerful, attractive, prospective sponsor and business partner.

When you contact a new prospect, do you ask yourself, “Who am I being that would either attract or turn off this prospect?” Are you organized, calm, and focused or are you nervous, rushed and flustered? Is your presentation enthusiastic and powerful or weak and whiny? Does your prospect sense any urgency or desperation in your voice? Have you conveyed to them that you would love to work with them in building a business but you do not NEED them to join you?

Do you project success and confidence? Have you checked your belief level? Do you have any unresolved objections about what you are doing? Do you understand the powerful network marketing concepts well enough to share your belief in them with others? What is your interpretation of sharing your opportunity with your prospect? I.e., are you intruding and bothering them or offering them the gift of the awesome power of possibilities? Closely examine your presentation. If you’re prospecting in person, do your dress and appearance speak of success? Do you value your time and your prospects’ and convey this to them, or do you seem to have all the time in the world, implying that you’re really not up to much? When you speak, use the combined credibility of your company and its most successful leaders. Be proud of what you do. Convey your certainty that it is a privilege to work with you and your company. Got the idea?

So, what I’m really asking is, “Would you want you as a sponsor…?” Examine the following list to see which of the qualities you now possess. Then, go on to identify those qualities that, if further developed, would enhance your ability to attract others.

50 Qualities of a Successful Leader:
– Authentic
– Disciplined
– Charismatic
– Focused
– Willing to Sacrifice for the Future
– Able to Bond with Others
– Believable
– Visionary
– Supportive
– Does not take Rejection Personally
– Inspirational
– Confident
– Powerful
– Enthusiastic
– Interested in Personal Growth and Development
– Vulnerable
– Compassionate
– Sensitive
– Organized
– At Peace
– Persistent/Consistent
– Teachable
– Empowers Others
– Ambitious
– High Level of Physical Energy
– Positive, Up-Beat Attitude
– Committed
– Good Self Image
– Positive Expectation
– Happy
– Works in Partnership
– Burning Desire to Succeed
– Intuitive
– Empathetic
– Happy to Serve
– Genuinely Humble
– Willing to Contribute to Others
– Interested in Others
– Entrepreneurial
– Doesn’t Dump Information
– Takes Initiative
– Good Communication Skills
– Has Integrity – can make and keep commitments
– Is Proactive – takes initiative
– Is a Team Player
– Follows Up and Follows Through

And, a Good Listener who listens…
For what’s Important …
For what’s Missing …
For what It’s Like in the Other Person’s World …
For Contribution …
For the Fit …
For the Gold …

Assuming that you are prospecting enough people, your tally sheet will reflect positive results if you possess those qualities that are desirable to and valued by others as they consider the viability of the partnership you are offering.

Unfortunately, we’re usually the last ones to know how we “land” with others, how they perceive us and interpret us and what we say. People tend to be oblivious to facets of themselves that can often be very apparent to everyone else. The key to becoming more attractive as a potential sponsor and business partner is to create a structure for developing those qualities that would contribute to increasing your personal effectiveness.

In order to enhance your personal power, you will need to create some structure so as to develop whatever qualities you decide to take on.

Some possible structures include:
A. Recording your telephone conversations and asking your upline to give you feedback asking what worked and what was missing, that, if put into place would make the next conversation more effective.
B. Hiring a mentor to coach you in putting into place whatever is missing around those qualities you seek to develop.
C. Rating yourself on a scale from 1 to 10 after each interaction you have with another person, regarding how successful you were in implementing the quality you are working on. Again, look at what worked, what was missing, and what you need to put into place next time to be more effective in the area you are developing.
D. Keeping a journal detailing your daily intended result in your chosen area of development. Again, record both what worked and what was missing.
E. Keep a sign with the qualities you are working on visible by the telephone and consciously work on being these characteristics.
F. Asking others for feedback. You might say something like, “I am working on the quality of…becoming more charismatic, a better listener, more powerful in my communication, developing an
appreciation of what it’s like in the other person’s world…etc.. Could you give me some feedback on how I came across for you?”

Your commitment to put yourself in research around which qualities would most impact who you are in the world as well as your willingness to create a structure in supporting these commitments will do much toward increasing your personal power. Taking on the process of enhancing your personal effectiveness can only translate into greater success in building your networking business.

My Challenge to You:

1) Make a list of all of the qualities that contribute to your success.
2) Make a list of all of the qualities that sabotage your success.
3) List at least 5 qualities that you would be willing to further develop in yourself to move your business forward powerfully.
4) Create a structure for developing these qualities. (Also ask your upline how to do so.)

At the end of each day, week, and month ask yourself the following questions to quantify how you did in the areas of your personal development:

1) What did you learn about yourself and about others?
2) In what ways were you effective in your interactions with others?
3) What was missing in your interactions that if put in place would make you more effective?