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MARCH 2008

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Empowering From Our President - Pat Kolodziej

Do You Feel Lucky?


Women Do you have the luck of the Irish? With St.
Patrick’s Day coming up, we seem to all
breeds success.
It puts you on a
To empower women to be Irish for at least one day out of the year. high that makes
succeed in business personally We wear green and drink green drinks more success
and professionally through every March 17th. So is there such thing like a magnet.
networking and education as luck or do we control our own destiny? I’m a positive
while building key relationships Some people do not believe in luck – they thinker who does
and having fun! feel that you control your fate. You create frequent reality
your future. So if this is true, shouldn’t we checks. Negatives turn into positives,
problems can be solved, things can
Event Photo Collage
Inside This Issue

all be happy and successful? How do you


turn around. The image of success is
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important, but even more important is
I researched to see if what advice I could
February Meeting - Who the ability to focus on solutions instead
find from a few successful people and of on problems. That way, you’ll never
Attended! found the following:
Page 3 be thinking like a loser, and you probably
Stage a Great Second Act won’t look like one either.”
Don’t be Scared of the “For me, the past 20 years have been Donald Trump
Word No ... Embrace It! practice for tomorrow. Someone who’s I couldn’t have said it better myself! So
Page 3 successful in any area has figured out at are Andre and Donald lucky or were
least two things: how to get the most out they in control of their own fate? I say it
Member Spotlight of themselves, and that attention to detail cannot hurt to rub the rabbit’s foot or avoid
Judy Nepil-Shaw, Mary matters. Having a career that lasted that cracking a mirror, it can only help – help
Kay, Page 4 long in my sport explains the sort of put you in a mind-set that you can and will
personality that you have to have. You be “lucky” in whatever endeavor to intend
Wanted: You! have to treat it as a marathon. You have to undertake.
Page 4 to treat it as building blocks. You have
to understand who you are and figure out I wish you the luck of the Irish for the
Dates to Remember a way to communicate it. It might be in upcoming holiday! Luck cannot hurt but
Page 5 a different industry, but it’s about what remember that you can control your “luck”
pumps the blood through your veins, and create your destiny with the right
Meet the Board/ mind-set and heart. Erin go bragh!
what makes you excited, what pushes
Ambassadors
your buttons. And then discovering the
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best way to communicate that, no matter
how big or small; it’s what you stand for, Good luck
Monthly Meetings what you believe in, and what reflects
happens when
2nd Wednesday of each month who you are.”
Andre Agassi preparedness
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
$35.00 (includes dinner) Obsess About Solutions, Not Problems meets
“There’s a lot to the credo that success opportunity.
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o Collage
February’s Life is partly what we make it,
and partly what it is made by
the friends we choose.

reat hands-on training!


for the g
Thank you, Laura,

Laura Blocksom - It’s All About People, Inc.


Business Spotlight February
Meeting - Who
Attended!
Congratulations to the following
members who made a commitment to
their businesses, and themselves, by
attending the January WLN Networking
Meeting!
Judy Nepil-Shaw Mary Kay
I’m here to meet all your real estate needs! Call for any advice on staging,
Kathy Glink CAbi
selling, buying, etc. 1st Class Service is just a
Call Away with Vicky Callaway and Century 21 1st Class! Kris Freeman Freedom Therapies
Lisa Davidson Northwestern Mutual
Don’t Be Scared Of The Word Lisa Miller Aflac Insurance

No ... Embrace It! By Belinda Ellsworth Lora Cantele


Enhancements Aromatherapy
It’s a fact of life that people don’t like Your success is largely dependent on Marla Davis Concklin Insurance Agency
hearing the word “no.” It doesn’t matter your follow-up with customers. In order Pat Kolodziej PK Tax Services
what you are asking for, the fear of being to be successful, you must follow-up
rejected is strong in most of us and keeps with customers and prospective recruits. Robin Braga Sterling Silver Jewelry
us from achieving what it is we really What if you discovered a goldmine ... Siree Sandberg Bakakos
want, whether it’s a new customer or would you just leave the gold in the SSB Financial Services, Inc.
closing the sale. But, the truth of the ground or would you dig it out? It’s Vicky Callaway Century 21
matter is, we need to embrace the word the same concept in business. So many
“no” and realize the more we hear it the Laura Blocksom
people are afraid to ask for the sale It’s All About People, Inc.
greater our results will be. – they’re afraid someone will tell them
Sounds crazy, right? Just think about it “no.” Marilyn Alvarado State Farm Insurance
for a minute. If you were to survey your The truth is simple: It’s not the “yes’s” Melissa Douros
company’s best sales leaders, I bet you that create wealth; it’s the “no’s.” Dovco-Collection Solutions
would find they have the greatest number You’ll get “no” many times, but Paula Ramos
of rejections. They’re successful because remember those with the biggest pile of Data Pros - Bookkeeping Services, LLC
they are the ones willing to put their fear “no’s” create the greatest wealth in the
of rejection aside and go for the sale. Jackie Prehn T.R.I.M. Designs, Inc.
long run. Courtesy of Belinda Ellsworth
You need to ask for the sale in order to To be included in future newsletter
Step into Success, Inc.
close the sale, and that means you may Copyright © 2008 Step into Success, Inc. recognition, please make sure your
face rejection. www.the-success-express.com business card is deposited in the canister
www.StepIntoSuccess.com when you check in.
Business Spotlight

“May good luck be


your friend in whatever
you do and may
trouble be always a
stranger to you.”
Registered Representative of and Securities Offered Through Securities
Service Network, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Irish Blessings
Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction, 10207 Technology Drive, Suite One, Knoxville, TN 37932 (865) 777-4677
Spotlight
“Success means

Member having the courage,


the determination,
and the will to
become the person
you believe you
were meant to be.”
 George Sheehan

Judy Nepil-Shaw
Independent Sales Director, Mary Kay

I want to thank Kris Freeman for teaching position in August to move into work by the Golden Rule and Mary Kay
introducing me to WLN. Kris and my a leadership role and had a Pink Car in Ash’s philosophy of God first, Family
daughter, Kim, are best friends who grew my driveway the following June. I have second and Career third. This keeps our
up together so I have known Kris for a seen our company grow to reach over priorities in order and keeps our sales
very long time. WLN has introduced me 34 countries and I am proud to say that force happy and productive. All prizes
to a wonderful group of women who are I was a part of opening Mary Kay in the and incentives are available for all who
very friendly and inviting. Philippines in 2000. My Unit is nation choose to do the work, not just for the
I am putting together a Professional wide, I have Consultants in all areas of chosen few! I have women in my Unit
Women’s portfolio with your picture, the country. I feel my teaching back who have been with me for over 25 years
after a make over, and your business ground has helped me train my people as because of this and their ability to work at
card displayed. That way I can give you well as my clients. As a Director, I am their own pace!
referrals from my book. Several women constantly being updated with all of the My perfect client is any woman who
have already entered my Portfolio in new products and I attend Conferences wants to feel pampered, pretty and
the last month. I hope to get with a few and Seminars to stay current in the market interested in keeping herself looking as
more of you this month to power partner place. young as possible for as long as possible.
with me! Mary Kay Cosmetics is “cutting edge” She is also willing to share a Beauty
When I was introduced to Mary Kay in all of it’s product development and the Escape with her friends so they can also
Cosmetics in 1973, I was teaching company has been number one in skin feel pampered, pretty and have fun. I’m
school and did not wear make up. After care and color cosmetics for the past 12 all about the fun and treating my Hostess
experiencing the products, I fell in years. We manufacture all of our own to lots of free products. The perfect client
love with them and six months later products and have very strict quality gives me referrals because she knows
I was trained to became a Mary Kay control on every piece that leaves our the value of the services I have to offer
Consultant. Building my business plant. Because we give great customer and knows I will treat her friends with
while teaching for the next four and a service, dealing with the individual needs respect.
half years, I was actually earning more of each person, we retain about 80% I think any business is interested in
as a part time Beauty Consultant than of our clientele. I have customers who having employees who look and feel their
I was teaching school. I resigned my have been with me for 33 years. We best in the work place. I can provide that
service to keep the image of the company
top notch. It is a proven fact that people

Wanted: You!
perform better when they feel good about
themselves. Remember, how old you are
is your business and how old you look is
Get involved! Share your knowledge and expertise! The mine.
WLN Newsletter is looking for members who would like You can reach Judy at:
815-923-4891
to share their business knowledge by submitting articles Judynepil-shaw@foxvalley.net
for future newsletters. You can submit your articles for www.marykay.com/jnepil
consideration to Jackie Prehn at jprehn01@comcast.net
(All articles must be informational and not promotional.)
Board Members Dates To Remember
President Pat Kolodziej
PK Tax Services March Meeting: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Day Phone (847) 858-5074 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Email patk@pktaxservices.com Location: ON Q - Hennessy’s Steak & Seafood
2300 Bushwood Dr, Elgin, IL 60124
Progressive Dinner and Networking, $35 per person
VP Programs Lisa Davidson
Northwest Mutual April Meeting: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Day Phone (815) 444-3779
Email lisa.davidson@nmfn.com 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Jimmy’s Charhouse on Randall Road and I-90
$35 per person
VP Events Lisa Krupp
Island Relief WLN Yoga Event: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Day Phone (847) 707-2132 7:00 PM
Email Location: Akasha Yoga
lkrupp@islandreliefcharity.org 121 North Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Yoga will run for an hour. Snacks and cocktails will follow at a
VP Admin. Kris Freeman local venue or your choice.
Body Talk Practitioner
Day Phone (847) 975-9406 Come and De-Stress your life for a fun night out with the girls of
Email freemankris3@earthlink.net the WLN! (A small donation of $10 will be collected per person
to compensate Akasha Yoga for their time.) This is a members
only event.
VP Marketing Jackie Prehn
T.R.I.M. Designs, Inc. Date Change: Educational Workshop: Saturday, May 10, 2008
Day Phone (847) 289-8007 Location: Algonquin Library Harnish, Algonquin, IL 60102
Email jprehn01@comcast.net
“The Ethical Difference: Leading the Way”. The workshop is
designed to help you resolve ethical dilemmas and make
VP Finance Anne Ward value-based decisions. It’s a 2.5 hour workshop which includes
Creative Core a self-assessment questionnaire and case studies. $10 for
Day Phone (847) 854-1111 members and $15 for non-members.
Email anne@creativecore.com
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The “Run for the Bear” - Save the Date!
VP Membership Robin Braga
Independent Rep. for a
national jewelry company
specializing in sterling silver
jewelry
Day Phone (312) 259-8032
Email rbraga1@hotmail.com
Ambassadors
Membership: Siree Sandberg Bakakos
Visitor Welcoming: Norine Wiebmer
Events: Kathy Glink, Deirdre Reishus and Kim Gaxiola
Programs:
Marketing:
Are you interested in becoming an Ambassador? If so, please contact
Pat Kolodziej at (847) 608-6451.

Newsletter designed by
Jackie Prehn, T.R.I.M. Designs, Inc.
Women’s Leadership Network
847.289.8007 • jprehn01@comcast.net
www.trimdesignsinc.com
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