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Must-have tool for taking the stress out of scheduling social media posts

As a business owner, do you feel frustrated about having to “keep up” with marketing on social media? Is it a challenge to stay consistent with posting on your personal, business or group pages on Facebook? Do you wish you could schedule out your posts in advance so you can focus on other business-building activities? I present to you the solution. The solution is CinchShare!

Here’s 5 reasons why CinchShare is the Bomb.com!

  1. Creating content is super easy

I schedule out my posts for the week every Monday and CinchShare makes it super easy to do that. I think about what specials, announcements, blogs, comments, inspirational photos, etc. I want to put out, write it up, click on what page(s) I want the post to be on, schedule and I’m done! On to the next to-do list item!

  1. Incorporate Canva for branded photos

Perhaps the very best thing about CinchShare is that I can create custom photos by using the popular photo editor, Canva. The beautiful thing is you can seamlessly access Canva from CinchShare, create your picture and it’s automatically added to your CinchShare post! I like branding my posts and now it’s really easy to do that.

  1. Post on different types of pages

With CinchShare I can choose to post on my business page (The Self-Care Coach), personal page, my VIP Customer Group and other groups that I manage. With a few clicks I can post the same content in multiple places so cross-posting is less laborious.

  1. Posting on event pages is a breeze

For event planners and direct sellers, CinchShare really pays for itself! When I set up a Facebook party I schedule all the posts in advance and all I need to do is show up on the day of the party to comment and add any real-time posts I deem necessary. I can literally have a multiple Facebook parties going on at once. I never miss a beat!

  1. Manage your content eeffortlessly

With CinchShare you can categorize your posts for easy reference. For example, I have a category for all my Facebook party posts, my quotes, self-care tips and posts about joining my business opportunity. All I have to do is pull up that category, make any revisions and simply repost!

RECOMMENDATION:

The way I see it, if you own a business and use Facebook as your primary marketing tool like I do, you can’t run your business without CinchShare. To know that spending 30 minutes a week on scheduling posts and it’s done saves time and keeps my sanity intact!

Try it FREE! To get you started on a 7-day trial with CinchShare use my SPECIAL LINK.

 

Do you use CinchShare? How do you like it? Comment below.

 

 

Go Back to School Focused, Healthy & Rested (using Essential Oils)

Guest Post By: Lynell Shattls

The unofficial end of summer is here and our children will soon be back in school.  As this new “season” arrives, many struggle to get back to their self-care habits, patterns and schedules.  This can be a challenge after having several months to sleep in, play outside and only focus on having fun, right?  Here are a few tips to turn the tide and get your kids back on track.

Focus is key to school success

If you’re like my family, the lazy days of summer let the kids slip a bit from keeping their brains challenged on a daily basis.  To increase alertness at home, diffuse a blend of peppermint & wild orange in the morning and after school during homework time. This specific combination of oils are used to support areas such as stress and alertness and to feel invigorated and productive. Can you see how powerful it would be to diffuse oils in the home or classroom?

To support students who may have difficulty paying attention or staying on task in the classroom, we also use a “focus blend” of West Indian and Hawaiian sandalwood, patchouli, frankincense, lime, ylang ylang and roman chamomile.  Before they run out the front door, roll it on the bottoms of their feet (where we have the largest pores) and in the occipital triangle area at the back of the neck so it can hit the brain quickly.   Sounds pretty incredible, right?  It is, and that’s why I too love using this particular blend while working from home to switch gears quickly from Mom to Entrepreneur and back again!

Super powerful fact:

Within 22 seconds the essential oil molecules reach the brain, within 2 minutes oils will be found in the bloodstream and in 20 minutes essential oils will affect every cell in the body!

Take Preventative Measures

  1. A healthy prevention habit my family practices year-round is taking a superfood vitamin blend that helps support overall health and wellness. We also take an omega-3 pill daily.
  1. Worried about the super head lice strain? Spray children’s hair daily with a blend of distilled water, melaleuca (tea tree oil), rosemary, eucalyptus and cedarwood or you can put a drop of these into shampoo if this is easier for you. Knock on wood; we have not had it visit our family yet so we continue this practice.
  1. To give us immunity armor, we surround our home with a “protective blend” of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary to clean naturally (think countertops, laundry & hands) so we have a non-toxic cleaner that naturally protects our home against certain environmental factors. We use this same protective blend to boost our immune system internally (in a beadlet or gelcap) or topically (on the bottoms of the feet) daily and aromatically (in a diffuser) to support us as a first line of defense to cleanse the air.

Did you know??

Clove is basically off the ORAC scale for antioxidants?  It blows away blueberries, pomegranate and carrots to be such a powerhouse and its one of the oils in the protective blend!

Early to bed & early to rise

Start now with gradually getting your children (and yourselves) back on schedule with bedtimes.  I, by nature am a night owl, so this next tip is as much for me as it is for the kids.

  1. Our bodies need rest to stay strong and our minds need sleep to be focused and ready for the day ahead. Diffuse oils at night to calm minds and bodies for restful sleep.  If you have a child who has sleep anxiety, mix essential oils with a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) in a rollerball bottle so it’s easier to carry it into the skin and bloodstream.  Apply this topically to the bottom of the feet, in the occipital triangle area and on wrist pulse points an hour before bed.  This promotes winding down before the head hits the pillow.  Some favorite essential oils for peaceful sleep, calming and relaxation are lavender, vetiver, a calming blend (lavender, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, vanilla, marjoram & sandalwood) and a grounding blend (ho wood, frankincense, blue tansy and blue chamomile).
  1. Have trouble breathing while you sleep? Diffuse a blend for respiratory support and use it topically to support opening up the airways to breathe easier.  This blend includes laurel, eucalyptus, ravensar, melaleuca, lemon and cardamom.  It was a lifesaver for our preschooler when she picked up lots of new “junk” during her first year in school.  You’ll wonder why it’s taken you so long to wake up and smell the roses…or coffee, depending on your preference!

Use these healthy prevention practices year-round in your healthy lifestyle, not just when heading back to school.  One final note about essential oils is that not all brands are created under the same high standards as therapeutic grade quality oils.  Remember to read the oil bottle labels as some are not pure and may be labeled “not for internal use” or “not to be ingested” because they are not 100% pure natural essential oils.

fjfhLynell Shattls is our guest blogger and is a “retired” HR Executive.  This Mom of three left the dream to live the dream of being a work at home Mom to be involved in her young children’s lives while supporting those she works with on living a naturally supported life. Lynell regularly provides education in the Northern Virginia area and online on using essential oils to support a healthy family and home.  Contact her to schedule a class in your home or workplace on a topic such as healthy happy kids, pregnancy with oils, emotions, stress in the workplace and cooking with oils.  Lynell has a BacktoSchool Essentials Facebook class online this week from 8/25-8/31. To know more about essential oil tips and usage, follow Lynell on Facebook & Instagram @essentially focused with Lynell or email her directly at essentiallyfocusedwithlynell@gmail.com.

Say goodbye to headaches with this magical product!

Like many of you, I suffer from the occasional headache. It sucks, especially when you have to get on with your day. I’m a busy woman and don’t have time to retreat to a dark
corner and lay my head down to get some relief. I also don’t like popping a thousand Tylenol pills either. My solution came in the form of the magical PERK! skin stick by Perfectly Posh!

The idea behind the PERK! skin stick is that as soon as you feel a headache coming on, you whip this bad boy out and put it on your temples, back of your next and behind your ears. The shea butter in it makes it super moisturizing so you don’t have to worry about your skin drying out wherever you put it. But the best part is that it’s loaded with PEPPERMINT! I don’t know if you know about peppermint….but i’m gonna tell you!

POSH PERKBenefits of peppermint:

  1. Effectively lessens tandem symptoms of headaches such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to noise and sensitivity to light.
  2. Provides relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing
    nature.
  3. Improve concentration and alertness.
  4. Helps boost your mood and reduce fatigue.

PERK! comes as a convenient portable stick so you can really take care of those headaches when you need it most, when you’re on-the go!

Get your PERK! Stick. Click here

 

4 Ways to Quiet a Racing Mind Before Bed

For as long as I can remember I’ve had racing thoughts before bed. As an entrepreneur, your mind is constantly thinking about your next move and getting to the next level. When the failure or success falls soley on your shoulders there is quite an overload of thoughts that go through your head. I don’t work my business full-time yet but I can only imagine the added stress that the full-timers have when your business is responsible for necessities like food and shelter.

Still, we need to learn how to quite our minds so we can get a peaceful night’s rest. Quality sleep is so important to our lives yet we are always so eager to  squeeze things in thereby pushing our bed time further and further until we don’t even know what time we are supposed to go to bed!

Below are some things that I found helpful to shut your mind off when its time for bed…

  1. Write down your thoughts before bed – You know those racing thoughts you get as soon as your head hits the pillow? They need somewhere to go. Get them out of your head and on to paper so you can deal with them tomorrow. You’d be surprised how this simple act can quiet your mind and send you off to sleep land.
  2. Breathe – Try taking deep breathes in through your nose and out through your mouth, holding each breathe for 3 seconds.  Notice the tension leaving your body on each exhale. I know, sounds overly simple and you’ve probably heard it before. But just try it! It works!
  3. Enjoy Quiet Activities – Think about activities that calm you and put you in a more open minded or relaxed state.  For some people, it’s painting, reading, knitting, or puzzle books.  I recently started adult coloring and it really helps. The activity shouldn’t be overly physical or mental.  Start making it a habit of this activity being the last thing you do before you go to bed.
  4. Recount Your Successes – Buy a journal and before you lay down, make a list of your successes from the day or the moments which you were grateful for.  This will slow down your thoughts and send out off to sleep in a positive mindset.

Wishing your a restful night’s sleep.

Back-to-School Sanity Savers

It’s that time of year again. Time for he kiddos to go back to school. Don’t let this time of transition stress you out though. It can be a BLOWER or you can handle it like a BOSS. Here’s a few tips to help you out…

Set up a system to organize school clothes for the week

Nothing gets a day stated off on the wrong foot more than kids yelling and screaming about how they can’t find their socks! Or you having to tell your child to put on every stitch of clothing. “Put your right sock on!” “Put your left sock on!” Ain’t nobody got time for that mess!

Instead, get a simple organizing system with an area for each day of the week. Sunday evenings are a great day for your kids to get their clothes together. Never too young to start!

Get a head start

Get the kids up 15 minutes early. This saves the morning and keeps everyone from rushing around. If you’re not a morning person it can suck to think about waking up even just 15 minutes earlier but you’ll thank me once you see how smoothly your mornings go.

Get (and use) a dry erase board

If you have a lot of commitments you should consider getting a dry erase board. Blowing up your schedule large-scale really brings clarity and plus it’s easy for everyone to read. Know at-a-glance who has soccer practice, cheer leading and karate.

Pre-make your smoothies

Busy moms don’t have time to whip up a fresh batch of smoothies in the morning but with this simple hack they can be packed in the lunch box.

Make the smoothie ahead of time, freeze in a freezer jar, and place in the lunchbox in the morning. The smoothie serves as a nutritious snack (it’s slushy by lunch) and as an ice pack. Win-win!

Shop for school supplies by yourself

One thing I dread is shopping for school supplies. I no longer take my kid with me when I do this. Once I get my hands on the school supply list for the upcoming school year I print it out and keep it in my purse. When i’m in in the store, and in a good mood, I break out the list and peacefully check off the items. Having my daughter with me is all about “No mom this color folder.” and “Can I get these cool glow in the dark pencils instead?” I don’t have time for that ish! Now I go by myself and just bring home the supplies…done and DONE!

Set the schedule a few days before school starts

Get your kids back on track with getting up early a few days before school starts so that first day of school isn’t so unsettling for them. My daughter stays up until 2am during the summer and sleeps all day so I have to get her back on a schedule a few days earlier to get her back in the swing of things. You want your kids to wake up refreshed and excited about the school year, not looking like they’re hungover after a rough night!

With a little planning, back-to-school time can be a breeze. Just remember to plan what you can, and leave the rest. It will work itself out.

Here’s to a stress-free school year!