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Does It Works really work?????


I recently came across the company It Works, a company I had completely disregarded in the past. I thought the wrap was gimmicky and their products weren’t great . I’m not wrong often (I mean I am a woman and aren’t we always right?!?!) but I can admit when I was wrong and in this case boy was I wrong!

My other half Mike is friends with the owner Mark Pentecost and the CSO Mike Potillo. After a trip to Florida he brought home some products for me to try. He handed me a wrap and I rolled my eyes at him. A few weeks later we were going to a wedding and after trying on my dress I asked him where that wrap thing was….after all I’ve had 3 kids and could use a little helping toning and firming. I tried it and was shocked at how well it worked. So I started doing what I always do and started researching their products. I was very surprised and impressed with some of their ingredients. I found a handful of their other products I wanted to try.

I am using their It’s Vital, Plant based shakes, Greens, Keto products and I’ve done a wrap. (The wraps are detoxifying and all detox products should be used with caution while breastfeeding)

I had the pleasure of doing a call with the It Works doctor and imagine my surprise when I learned that hes very into natural remedies and never vaccinated his children! We totally hit it off and I asked him if we could do a recorded call that I could share with you all! We had so much to talk about that the initial video was almost 40 minutes so I broke it up into smaller segments!

I loved hearing his story and learning that he and I share many of the same values and beliefs! I hope you all enjoy getting to know Dr. Don as much as I did!

This video talks about some of my favorite It Works products, their shakes and keto line!

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Anya and I LOVE shakes so I was really excited to try these! They are plant based using yellow pea and organic sprouted brown rice proteins, they have 15 grams of protein, and ZERO sugar!!! Soy-Free. Non-GMO. Dairy-Free. Vegan. No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Free of antibiotics and growth hormones. Heart-healthy formula that’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free. Optimal levels of BCAAs. Helps build and maintain lean muscle mass. Long lasting protein that satisfies, plus they don’t cost $100 a bag like so many other shakes!!!

This article talks about why plant based protein is better for you!

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I LOVE the Keto coffee. I use a non dairy coconut milk creamer (I hate black coffee) but it still has 4 grams of sugar. I’ve tried sugar free ones but didn’t like them. I hate starting my day with sugar in my coffee like that.

When I travel we always have to find an Earth Fare or similar store so I can get my creamer. It’s a pain in the rear lol

I recently tried Keto coffee and was blown away! It tastes amazing WITHOUT me adding anything to it!!!! And it’s made with awesome ingredients! Plus it’s individual packets so it’s perfect for travel!! Win win!!

There are several other awesome products in the Keto line that you can learn more about HERE

So lets talk about these wraps. I totally thought they were a gimmicky weight loss product until I tried them. I had such great results that I made a post on my FB page and was shocked at the comments from others saying they had tried them with no results, until I realized that they too thought the wraps were a weight loss product. It Works Wraps are NOT a weight loss product! They are meant to firm, tone and detoxify. True weight loss is found at the gym and in your kitchen! These wraps should be used to supplement your healthy lifestyle. They are great for an event, wedding, trip to the beach, competition etc!

*While the wraps have some natural ingredients they are not an all natural product*

Tightens, tones, & firms the skin

  • Redefines the appearance of your body’s contours

  • Improves skin texture & tightness

  • Mess-free and simple to use

  • Results in as little as 45 minutes

  • Fast and lasting results with continued use

  • Contains botanical extracts

I am going to share my before and after picture with you. I eat very healthy and I try to workout regularly BUT I’ve given birth to 3 babies and I’m in my mid-thirties so I can use any help firming and toning my skin I can get!!

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These pictures were taken 51 minutes apart. Before was taken in the bathroom and after in the kitchen so the lighting is a little different.

Disclaimer: Since the wrap detoxifies it should be used with caution while breastfeeding and not at all while pregnant. I am still breastfeeding our 2 year old so I’ve only done the wrap once so far.

We are using their It’s Vital Minerals at our house currently so I am going to talk about them!


Keep those bones strong, your heart healthy, and your body nourished with It’s Vital Minerals. Powered by sea-algae derived Aquamin® premium mineral blend, It’s Vital Minerals enhances your body’s calcium absorption through a superior combination of 250% of the DV of Vitamin D and Vitamins K1 and K2 (MK-7), ensuring calcium stays in your bones and boosting support for your cardiovascular health.

  • Nutrient-rich, sea algae-derived Aquamin® premium mineral blend with over 74 trace minerals

  • Support for healthy bones and teeth with 250% of the DV of Vitamin D

  • Enhance calcium absorption with Vitamins K1 and K2 (MK-7) to ensure calcium stays in bones

  • Nourish skin, hair, and nails for a youthful glow

  • Keep your heart strong with Vitamin K2 support for cardiovascular health

This article explains the importance of taking mineral supplements

There are several products in the It’s Vital Line, you can read about them all HERE.


Greens are one one of my favorite products from this company!!! While I believe that you should get most of your nutrients from the foods you eat, sometimes you need to supplement! Great for picky children or even adults who don’t get enough fruits and veggies in their diets!

Anya eats great and is still breastfeeding but some days she only wants to eat fruit and pretzels #balance! At least on these days I don’t feel as guilty knowing shes taking her Greens. The best part is that she LOVES them, the Berry Greens are her favorite!! Seriously I have to fight her to share them with me! #momlife

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ALKALIZE: The natural blend of ingredients in Greens is designed to help alkalize the body, restore pH balance, and support the immune system for overall health and wellness.

This article talks about why it’s important for your body to be alkaline!

BALANCE: Greens contains a powerful blend of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and enzymes in their bioactive, bioavailable form so you experience maximum absorption by your body for a big nutritional boost.

DETOXIFY: With the natural detoxifying properties of Matcha Green Tea and a complex blend of 34 different varieties of fruits and vegetables, Greens delivers the best nutrients to support your body’s natural detoxification and help your body to naturally cleanse and balance for a healthier you.

  • Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend

  • 52 herbs and nutrient rich superfoods

  • 34 fruits and veggies

  • Matcha Green Tea added

  • Soy-Free. Non-GMO. Dairy-Free. Vegan. 

  • No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners

  • Sweet berry flavor

I hope you found this information helpful and you are excited to try these products!! We have a large blended family and spend a ton of money on groceries and supplements. I LOVE how affordable these products are!!! I love that I get to work from home by finding awesome products to help others live a healthy, natural lifestyle and I’m always looking for new products to try.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions!! Also please join our online wellness community HEALTHY HUSTLERS!



Why I Fired My Boss.

I had someone tell me recently that I "don't have a job". At first I was deeply offended by this comment but then I actually thought about their words.... they were 100% right. I don't have a "job" in fact I hated being an employee.  I hated being stuck somewhere from 9-5, I hated someone else controlling my schedule. I hated feeling guilty if I had to call in sick, or worse if one of my children were sick! 

What I DO have is a LIFESTYLE. I have FREEDOM. I wake up when I want (or should I say when Anya wants) I worked at a "job" until I was 7 months pregnant with Anya. I made the choice to fire my boss and stay home with her.  I am breastfeeding and co-sleeping because I don't have to rush out the door in the morning I don't get stressed out if she's up all night. I have the freedom to nap with her the next day, not sit at my desk chugging coffee struggling to stay awake.

She's asleep next to me as I'm writing this! 

She's asleep next to me as I'm writing this! 

I work WHEN and WHERE I want to. Some days at my desk, others at the pool or zoo with the kids. I make my schedule. I choose my team of people that I WANT to work with! I get to work and travel with my friends!! I mean seriously, how cool is that?? I'm writing my own book not reading someone else's! 

This was a "work day" for me last month with one of my girlfriends and our kids!  I create my own goals and deadlines and I don't have a boss I don't like breathing down my neck.

This was a "work day" for me last month with one of my girlfriends and our kids!  I create my own goals and deadlines and I don't have a boss I don't like breathing down my neck.

I never miss a thing with my children, I never have to say "sorry honey mommy has to work". I decide how much money I want to make! I'm not stuck to a salary! Everything I do helps grow MY business not SOMEONE ELSE'S. The baby will be 1 next month and I haven't left her for anything work related yet....that's not for everyone but it is the choice for ME! Do you get to make your own choices like that at work??

I was being interviewed with the baby on my lap at my kitchen table! 

I was being interviewed with the baby on my lap at my kitchen table! 

So I want to say thank you to the person who pointed out that I don't have a job! You made me remember how lucky I am and how much I love my life! I also want to say thank you to the person who introduced me to Network Marketing and taught me how to take control of my life! Is it always easy? No. But SO worth it! Is working 40 hours (or more) a week easy? No. Is sitting in rush hour easy? No. You have to choose your battles and decide what you truly want out of life!! I choose to control my own destiny, not work my life away for a company then hope that they will take care of me when it's time to retire.  

Next time you are presented with an opportunity LOOK AT IT!! What do you have to lose besides your alarm clock?!!? If you are curious about what I do or where you can start please don't hesitate to reach out!!

Working from my family's lake house in The Smokey Mountains

Working from my family's lake house in The Smokey Mountains



Mentoring Series: Jeff Weisberg

This interview will add a COMMA to your check!

I am excited to share a 3 part series "Interview" style with a legend in the direct sales industry and a VERY good friend of mine for nearly 20 years...Jeff Weisberg.  Jeff has made his fortune in direct sales as a single father of two boys. 


Jeff is a NO excuse, NO bullshit, 1000% ACTION kind of guy.  

Jeff tells it like it is...and his infectious energy and humor makes him a guy everyone in the industry loves to hang out with and learn from when it comes to success.

Listen to part one of the interview...

Brandy and I had an awesome trip to Europe last year. We are pictured here with Jeff and and his beautiful girlfiend Sandra. This picture brings back many of our great memories...we had an AMAZING dinner for my birthday in Frankfurt then we drove into Luxembourg for the next few days. The hotel bar was closed but they opened it up to allow us a bottle to celebrate! Traveling the world with friends is priceless.  

You know what's really neat?  

Jeff and I both have a mutual mentor, Larry Thompson who is the Co-Founder of Herbalife, a $5 BILLION company still today! You can hear Jeff share his name several times in the interview and for good reason, Larry Thompson is the "Mentor to the Millionaires".  Ironically Larry Thompson mentored and worked with my parents in the late 1960's in a company called Bestline.  Bestline was a company where many legends like Larry got their start...people like Jim Rohn, Les Brown and more!  


Brandy and I with Larry & Taylor Thompson in San Francisco after business we found time to play!   

Brandy and I with Larry & Taylor Thompson in San Francisco after business we found time to play!


So take Jeff's advice very serious from this fact listen to it again and again if needed before we dive in to the next call on Activity and Leadership.  Jeff is challenging us to make a commitment to personal growth.  

Jeff's CHALLENGE is simple:

"Commit to 15-30 minutes of personal growth everyday" 

  • read a book
  • watch a video on YouTube 
  • read a positive article
  • call one of your mentors

Challenge yourself to do this everyday, starting today! 

-Motivated Mike 

If you want to connect with Jeff Weisberg:



Direct Sales = Stay at Home Mom's! Meet superstar Taylor Thompson!

I love the thought of having time and financial freedom for my family. Years ago like I'm sure many of you have been I was introduced to direct sales but to be honest, I never took the time to look at or understand the industry.   Recently I learned that there are over 100 Million people globally in direct sales and in 2016 the industry produced nearly 200 BILLION in sales! The best part...82% of the ENTIRE DIRECT SALES INDUSTRY ARE FEMALE!!! WOW!! 

When I met Mike (my man) I learned how his family has been in direct sales since the 1960's! His mom Ruth Lemire is retired from a direct sales company and is STILL earning a substantial multiple six figure RESIDUAL income.  Simply put; every month they earn money based on their efforts from years ago!  His mom started out like everyone else in the industry,  part time to help her family, offer great products, have fun with friends plus earn a little extra money.  She had no idea that she would retire from her little direct sales business one day! 

This was EYE opening and exciting for me to see as a Mom because I now know this industry is for REAL.  One of the best parts is that it's available to anyone!  Seriously anyone can start their own business through direct sales with VERY LITTLE start up money! Some companies are as little as $50 to get started!!

One of my exciting ventures in direct sales recently led me also to meet Taylor Thompson...she is an amazing woman and her success story in direct sales is SO inspiring!!! Taylor made me realize the IF SHE CAN DO IT....I CAN TOO!!!  Raising 3 daughters and starting from scratch, Taylor became a part of her company's prestigious millionaires club!  In the video below she tells me how she would go door to door and hand out her info with her babies in tow! I love that no matter what I am doing I can do it with my 5 month old Anya! I'm wearing her in the video below!

I sat down with Taylor in San Francisco...check it out!  

Taylor Thompson, Brandy Bright and little Anya (part 1)

Yes SHE ROCKS! Don't you feel like you can go out and conquer the world after listening to her?!?!  It's amazing woman like Ruth Lemire and Taylor Thompson that motivate and inspire me because IF THEY CAN DO IT THEN I CAN TOO!!! And guess what?? So can YOU!

So let me share just a few of my TOP REASONS why you must consider Direct Sales...

REASON #1...Time & Financial FREEDOM!  

To wake up when you or your children are done sleeping is priceless! My alarm is 5 months old and wakes me up with a smile every morning!  You can't put a value on being in a position to wake up  when you want, work from home in your pjs and not have to drive through insane traffic to go to a job.  Residual Income is built through your customers!  Residual income pays you every month so over time your check will grow.  Imagine if you joined a company 2 years ago and had $3000 or more a month TODAY from residual income?  How would your life be different right now??  

REASON #2...Travel & Personal Growth!

My first trip out of the country was not only PAID for but it was because of direct sales.  Traveling is life changing, especially when you get to do it with your spouse and your children...and why pay for vacations when you can earn FREE travel!!  

Another thing I LOVE about direct sales is the wonderful people Mike and I meet around the world.  Everyone in this industry is working on bettering their health, wealth and becoming a better person...PERSONAL GROWTH! 

REASON #3...SHARE the products you LOVE!

Think about your favorite products. When you find something new that you love do you tell your friends about it? We all do! Now imagine that every time your friends tried the products you recommended you GOT PAID!!!  That's direct sales!! Seriously that's it! It really is that simple! The key   is to finding the RIGHT direct sales company with TOP RATED products! 

  • products are shipped right to your home
  • no middle man
  • buying them supports another MOM who sold them to you
  • you get paid to talk about products you love
  • they are a tax write off
  • top rated companies have products that can be used with your entire family

I could go on and on!  I love so much about this industry it's hard to sum it all up...but I will leave you with this:  I WISH I WOULD HAVE FOUND THIS AMAZING INDUSTRY SOONER!  If you are not yet involved in direct sales you should consider it and explore!  If you are involved - don't keep it a secret because there are MOMS everywhere that need you!



PM International BOSS Ladies...

Did you know that "82% of Woman that earn over $100,000 a year do it with a home based business"??  Learn some amazing secrets on how you can and then LISTEN to the call link at the bottom of this blog!!

People always ask me "Why is PMI different then all the other companies out there?" Besides the products being amazing...Gluten free, NON-GMO, NATURAL and absorbing over 90%. What I love the most is how real the owners Rolf and Vicki are! As you will see below I moderated a call with Vicki on August 31st 2016, Vicki called in from Luxembourg. Several of us flew to Germany last November to tour the PMI headquarters and when Vicki was in Pittsburgh last October visiting her family she DROVE to Cleveland to do an in home meeting for someone on my team. How many people can say the same about the owners of the company they are involved in? How many of them can reach out and touch the owners? PM International is Vicki and Rolf's baby. If we succeed, they succeed and they are here to help us every step of the way! -BRANDY BRIGHT

 Ask yourself...

Do you want more time with your family?  How about Financial Freedom?  Pay off debts?  Get healthy?  Lose Weight?  Look and feel younger?  Earn FREE vacations?  Maybe you want to fire your boss?

These are just a few of the perks associated with PM International for you and your family.  You have the absolute power to join this amazing team of woman that are excited to work with you to help you reach your goals and personally grow in the process!

Be a great example for your children and build generational wealth!  PM International has been in business for over 23 years and nearly 90% of their customers have become repeat customers. This is what creates residual income.  People BUY, USE and KEEP our products and when they do so every month - you get paid...every month.  Imagine what an extra $300, $600 or $1,000 a month RESIDUAL income will do for your family?

Be that BOSS lady that you always wanted to be.  We live in uncertain times.  There is no guarantee in corporate America nor social security.  You have to be the BOSS for you and your family.  Make a decision, take action and control your families fortune. 

"My mother retired from direct sales in 2008 with a multiple six figure income.  She raised her 5 children while building residual income and completely secured her future.  I know this because I am her son.  What's amazing is that when it was time for her to receive her social security checks, she did not need them so she gave them to her mother; my grandmother.  It's quite amazing to see what several years of hard work building residual income can do for the entire family...for generations"   -MIKE LEMIRE (The BOSS lady moderating the call below is my woman!)

This is MUST listen to recorded call featuring Vicki Sorg, wife of Rolf Sorg the CEO of PM International out of Speyer, Germany.  Dr. Howard Peiper and a few of the BOSS PM International ladies here in the USA.  PM International is a 400M plus a year debt-free company doing business in 40 countries and recently opened here in the USA and Asia!

Meet a few of the PM International BOSS ladies: 


Brandy is a work from home mom who just had her third baby Anya Grace on 8/12/16. She and Mike have a blended family of 7 children!  Brandy loves that PMI gives her financial freedom and allows her to work from home and travel while raising their children! 

Brandy Bright and Mike Lemire

Brandy Bright and Mike Lemire


Dr. Peiper is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and has written over 12 Best Selling Books! Dr. Peiper has over 40 years experience in medicine and 30 years in holistic medicine. 

Dr. Howard Peiper and his wife Meg

Dr. Howard Peiper and his wife Meg


Tracy is a Beautician who kills it with BeautyLine sales! Tracy made IMM very quickly in PMI and was able to take her family on a vacation with the commissions she earned! 

Tracy and her husband Mike

Tracy and her husband Mike


Jacinth has been in Direct Sales for over 40 years!  She is a mentor to woman throughout the Caribbean and loves the fact that direct sales provided the lifestyle she wanted for her family.  Whether it's travel, time freedom or just helping others with their health and wellness; this business is driven by passion.  

Jacinth and her husband Hubert

Jacinth and her husband Hubert


Vicki is married to Rolf Sorg the CEO and Founder of PM International. She is the Charity and Good Will Ambassador for PMI and has helped sponsor over 800 children! Vicki is a mentor to women all over the world! 

Vicki and Rolf Sorg

Vicki and Rolf Sorg