“I had been a top income earner in another network marketing firm but wasn’t happy with the company,” Carmen told What’s Up, USANA? “But I loved the model. So I went on a search to find the best company to partner with.”
Carmen wanted a company that put its products first, had strong ethics, was fair, team-oriented and offered a strong compensation plan. “USANA was a company that put its products and health message first, which, to me, is the key to long-term success in a network marketing company — the product — backed by great leadership and compensation plan,” she said.
Network marketing allows people to completely design the life they want, Carmen says. “I think it’s the coolest thing in the world that by helping others create solid, residual income, that helps create solid income for us. And with USANA’s product line being all about health, we get to focus on our own wellness and lifestyle.”
Now a Diamond Director, Carmen says her life plan is perfectly in-tune with USANA. It’s important to her that she can create solid wealth by helping others do the same thing, all while focusing on healthy, balanced lives. “I get to live healthily and make that a priority, because how can we be selling something and not be living it congruently ourselves? I’m able to each and every day get up with a purpose — of helping others in their health, wealth and personal development.”
Carmen says having the opportunity to create her life exactly as she wants — where she wants to live, what she wants to be doing, how healthy she wants to be, what her purpose is — has equated to total freedom.
Success does not come without work, Carmen says. She’s a big believer in goals, vision boards and in “Creating My Day.” Carmen began USANA with specific 10-, five- and one-year plans. She made a dream board, 98 percent of which she says has manifested. “Every day (or most days), I get up in the morning and Create My Day — set my intentions for the day. I had a 10-year plan to be living an Intercontinental Life…and through USANA was able to do it in nine!”
Carmen says there were times throughout her first year with USANA that she felt like giving up, but she wouldn’t let herself give in to those negative feelings. “I would tell myself, ‘What’s my option — a 9-5 job?’ Never!” She kept working hard, and after about two years, the foundation was built. She never looked back.
You need to be very clear about what you want, Carmen says. Those goals and dreams will become clearer as you ask good questions, read books and surround yourself with people who have created amazing lives. You will become more inspired as focus on each element. As you commit to continual personal development, your business and life will grow proportionately.
Growth can feel slow while your experiencing it, but you have to “keep your vibration high — health and doing things you love and are passionate about. Don’t wait until you have more time or money, do it now to raise your vibration.”
The following principles have helped Carmen achieve success.
Carmen’s Manifestion Process
- Get clear on what you WANT
- Feel the FEELING of having it
- Take consistent ACTION daily
- Keep your VIBRATION high by doing things you love
- TRUST the Process, believe in the Universe/God and yourself
- Be unattached as to HOW it comes to you…
Everyone should read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill three times in a row, Carmen says. “It will change your business and personal life forever. It taught me the power of focus. Of holding a magnifying glass in one place long enough for the fire to catch. Of the power of energy building when you focus. That’s always been my key to success … belief in myself/what I wanted to create and focus.”
Though incredibly successful, Carmen still has goals, including becoming a 2-Star Diamond. She’ll be working closely with her USANA team with their model of helping others “Create A Life You Love” to achieve that. In 2013, Carmen will also expand her own brand — www.CarmenMarshall.com — teaching others how they can be the “authors of their life” and create their own “dream life.”
Already living in Bali and Maui, Carmen is close to having her ideal life. Her next goal is to design and build her own dream homes in both places, and perhaps add a European home to her intercontinental lifestyle. She says she now has total freedom to live her life the way she wants, cultivating her passions and surrounding herself with people she loves.
USANA can be the vehicle to creating the life you want — whatever that is, Carmen says. Big dreams can be realized — you just have to be clear, have the right vehicle, and take consistent action over time.
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Carmen is living an intercontinental lifestyle. Check out the gallery below to see pictures from her homes in Maui and Bali.
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