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Pyramid Schemes/ Multi-Level Marketing

By January 14, 2017 Encouragement
Pyramid Schemes/ Multi-level marketing

OK… I know you all know what I am talking about.

If you are on social media at all then you have probably noticed the changes.

Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn all have seen a change in the kind of posts people are making.

As you scroll through your social media accounts and new feeds you see pictures and posts that scream “JOIN ME”, right? Your being added to pages and parties for everything you can think of.

You may be wondering why you are seeing all these small businesses starting up now days.

Why are you being blasted with ads for everything under the sun?

Everyone you know is jumping on some sort of band wagon and they are telling everyone all about it.

The Truth

Ok you asked for it. The truth is everyone is doing it because IT WORKS!  Yes, you heard it right these companies are working for these people.

You know the things you call SCHEMES! Well they are actually great opportunities. They are legitimate small business that these people own and are working form their homes. I know hard to believe huh.

Today’s World

In today’s world it takes two incomes to just make ends meet. People are sick and tired of being so sick and tired. Tired of living pay check to pay check. Tired of having bills up to their eye balls. Tired of other people getting most of their paychecks or a mortgage payment to take care of their kids while they go work for someone who might not even know who they are. Tired of working long hours, being away from their families just to feed, clothe, and keep a roof over their heads.

The majority of these posts are mothers but they are not the only ones. Fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, college students, everyone is learning all about how to be a small business owner or entrepreneurs.

So give them props because IT IS WORKING!

Pyramid Schemes

I know you have all heard about pyramid schemes but despite what you have heard and think there is a difference. they are actually ILLEGAL!! The businesses you see on social media are called multi-level marketing and it is NOT ILLEGAL! MLM’s are set up to help the small business owner have financial success.

Let’s stop for a minute and talk about a regular JOB. Normally there is a worker, a manager, a boss, a CEO, and the owner. The higher in this lets call it a pyramid lol depend on the lower people on the pyramid to actually run the show and business. In these businesses the goal is to climb the ladder and work your way to the top of the well pyramid pretty much lol. So I think all jobs are pretty much a pyramid if you think about it huh? But some are legal and others are not. If your friend is sharing it with their friends odds are its a ok. Who would scam their friends anyway. Most people scam people they don’t know.

Why Are They Sharing These Things With Everyone

So maybe you think why are they sharing these companies and products with everyone?

Well let me put it this way for you. If you go out to eat at a nice restaurant like Ruth Chris’s Steak House and you enjoy yourself and the food is awesome do you tell others? Yep probably. If you find a great deal on shoes at Target will you share that special or deal with others so they can go get a deal also? Yep probably. If you find a doctor or chiropractor that is just very special or does an outstanding job are you going to share your experience with others? Yep probably. If you go get your hair cut and the hairstylist is great and your hair looks amazing are you going to share and tell others? Yep probably. If you find a recipe on Pinterest and you try it and it is a win will you share it on FB or social media for your friends to try? Yep most likely if you like your friends hehe.

So you see we share things we like. So if these companies are pyramid schemes then I guess we are all involved in some type of pyramid scheme. OH MY!!

We are all just sharing what we like and what has changed our lives either financially or physically.

I like to call them Sharespeople! I mean sharing is caring right?

Who’s Pocket Are You Stuffing

I want you to think for a minute about who you are supporting when you spend your money. When you go out and buy something from a store like Target, Dillards, Belks, Macy’s you are filling the pockets of millionaires. You are adding to the number of houses they have, the elaborate vacations they take, and their retirement like they actually work anyway right.

When you support your friends and their small businesses you are helping real normal everyday people. You are helping a mother be able to stay home with her children, a struggling family pay for groceries or keep their power on, a grandmother to take care of the grandchildren she is raising, helping families put their kids in dance, football, or other sports they enjoy, your helping military families that are over seas purchase plane tickets to come home for a visit, helping a college student pay for their tuition, helping people pay off medical bills or afford to get their families the care they need for terrible illnesses, your helping families that are taking care of aging parents, you are helping those who are like you.

These posts you see on social media are not just thrown out there in hopes that someone will buy their products. They are thought about, researched, and most of the time prayed over because the ones posting don’t just want your money like you might think. They want to provide for you. They want to give you what is going to help or make you happy. They stay up late at night researching their products and testing their products. They are constantly learning about their products and company so they can help others like themselves.

How Can You Really Help

Next time you see a post when you are scrolling through your social media take time to think about that person and what their post is really about. If it is something you or someone you know might be interested in then share it or give that product a chance.

Let’s start with caring for others. Have an open mind and heart as you read these posts. Treat others the way you would want to be treated. If you were sharing something you loved and cared for how would you want others to respond?

Love each other people!

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Plexus Slim

By January 19, 2015 General

Plexus Slim


Slim is a packet of powder that you mix in a bottle of water. It has a wonderful tootsie pop, coolaid, fruit punch taste.

Having trouble losing weight and keeping it off? You’re not alone. But don’t worry! Finally there is the most-natural way to help you lose weight. Plexus Slim is the most-natural way to lose weight and inches by burning fat, not muscle. Slim also helps keep blood sugar, cholesterol and lipids at healthy levels. In addition, Slim helps reduce binge eating and increases your willpower over food. Simply pour into a bottle of water 30 minutes before a meal, drink, and experience the results you’ve been dreaming of..


Features & Benefits

  • Safe and effective weight control*
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugars*
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure*
  • Helps maintain healthy cholesterol and lipid levels*
  • Proven ingredients—including Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chlorogenic Acid, and Garcinia Cambogia—that address all areas of weight loss*
  • No meal replacements*
  • No shakes*
  • Fast and easy*
  • Saves you time*
  • A simple solution combined with water to help you succeed*

More Info:


Half an hour before a meal — it does not matter which meal, it can be breakfast, lunch or dinner — pour the Plexus Slim powder into a 12 ounce glass/bottle of water, stir/shake and drink. That’s all there is to it!



Proprietary blend of Chlorogenic Acid (from Green Coffee Caffea arabica Bean) Extract (contains less than 2% natural caffeine), Garcinia cambogia Fruit Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Other Ingredients: Polydextrose, citric acid, natural flavors, beet extract (for color), stevia leaf (Stevia rebaudiana) extract, luo han-guo fruit extract, guar gum, silicon dioxide.

The Mechanics of Weight Loss

The body naturally stores fat. The most common areas are the stomach, thighs and buttocks. These excess fat stores contain toxins that cause havoc with our immune system.

When used as part of a daily hydration regimen (1 stick pack per day), Plexus Slim promotes:

  • Loss of weight and inches by burning fat, not muscle*
  • Healthy blood sugar levels*
  • Healthy cholesterol and lipid levels*
  • Healthy willpower over food choices*

Plexus Slim is:

  • Safe, and non-thermogenic
  • Diabetic Friendly

Product Active Ingredients

Leveraging the research and experience of one of the world’s largest high-quality ingredient compounder, Plexus Slim harnesses the beneficial essence of 2 plant extract concentrates, provides proven effectiveness in slimming and provides beauty benefits. Compounded using a proprietary process, Plexus Slim possesses a unique composition. Its effectiveness has been clinically proven.

The principle active ingredient in Plexus Slim is a derivative of chlorogenic acid. Among other mechanisms, this ingredient provides:

Fat metabolism —Chlorogenic acids are one of the major classes of phenolic compounds. They are present in a large variety of fruits and vegetables. They largely occur conjugated with quinic acid as in chlorogenic acid.

Warnings: Please consult a physician when starting this or any other dietary supplement program.

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Plexus Accelerator+

By January 19, 2015 General

Plexus Accelerator+


If you thought Plexus Slim was a terrific way to lose weight, just wait until you team it up with Plexus Accelerator+. When taken with Plexus Slim, the Accelerator+ helps speed up weight loss or helps people overcome weight plateaus. Simply take one capsule with one stick pack of Plexus Slim 30 minutes after breakfast. The combination of ingredients in the Plexus Slim and Plexus Accelerator+ work synergistically to help you lose weight—easy and fast!*

Features & Benefits

  • Boosts weight loss safely and effectively*
  • Proven ingredients — to boost metabolism, suppress appetite and accelerate weight loss*
  • Increases energy*
  • Suppresses appetite*
  • Speeds up weight loss in fat and inches*
  • Synergistic benefits help increase the effectiveness of Plexus Slim*
  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Great 3-day and 7-day packs to sample the products
  • Gluten Free*

More Information:

Plexus Slim Accelerator+ contains the following (per capsule):

  • Niacin (as Niacinamide) 10mg
  • Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 15mg
  • Folic Acid 200mcg
  • Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 250mcg
  • Calcium (as calcium glycinate) 8mg
  • Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate) 75mg

Proprietary Blend 475mg

Proprietary Blend contains:

Yerba Mate (leaf) extract, higenamine hydrochloride, hordenine hydrochloride, hawthorn (berry) extract, 5-HTP (hydroxytryptophane from griffonia seed extract), green tea (leaf) extract

Important: Plexus Accelerator+ was designed as a companion product to Plexus Slim. We recommend you do not use Accelerator+ alone.

Directions: Take one capsule in the morning with Plexus Slim. Take with food rather than on an empty stomach. Another capsule may be taken with lunch if desired. If desired, an additional Plexus Slim may also be taken with lunch. Avoid taking later in the afternoon as sleep may be impaired. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. Accelerator+ should be taken only to help jump start the weight loss benefits of Plexus Slim. If you are taking Plexus Slim strictly for non-weight related health benefits, Accelerator+ is not necessary. Do not exceed suggested use of Plexus Worldwide, Inc. products.

Warnings: Plexus Worldwide, Inc. products are not intended for expectant or nursing mothers. If you have a heart condition, high blood pressure or any other cardiovascular condition, please consult with a physician before taking this product. Not intended for children under the age of 18. Avoid taking Plexus Worldwide, Inc. products with cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, PPA, or products containing high amounts of caffeine. Before starting this or any other supplementation, consult a physician first. If unpleasant effects occur, discontinue use.

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Plexus Boost

By January 19, 2015 General




Looking to turn up the heat on your weight loss? Plexus Boost is an alternative companion to Plexus Slim, formulated to energize your life! The thermogenic blend of ingredients in Boost contains Caralluma Fimbriata, an edible cactus that has been traditionally used by tribal East Indians for years to suppress hunger and enhance endurance through increased energy. It has now been clinically proven to suppress appetite, reduce body weight and increase energy intake. Plexus Boost also contains Yerba Mate which has been shown to be a stimulant, and it may assist with weight management. The Higenamine used in Plexus Boost, sourced from Tangerine Peel and Lotus Seed, has been shown to increase energy. Plexus Boost is sure to live up to its name, helping deliver the weight loss results you want and the energy you need.


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Plexus Xfactor

By January 19, 2015 General

Plexus X Factor


Description XFactor Family Chewables contain the superior New Zealand Blackcurrant, which is a powerful nutrient-rich berry known for its potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help eliminate free radicals and toxins, and provide support for a healthy balanced life.



Consuming multi vitamin supplements is a good thing. With our poor diets and all the other threats to our health, it’s critical to have a high-quality food source of vital nutrients. But did you know that even if you’re taking a multivitamin product, you’re probably not getting nearly the level of superior-quality nutrients you thought you were? In fact, studies suggest that the majority of multivitamin products are of poor quality and difficult for the body’s digestive tract to break down, digest and absorb. But there’s great news! Plexus, a world-recognized leader in the health and nutritional industries, has developed a breakthrough in vitamin supplements. Plexus X Factor is a turbocharged multivitamin and antioxidant supplement with a never-before-seen formulation of a patented aloe blend and New Zealand Blackcurrant of which results in vastly improved absorption and assimilation for optimal nutrition and wellness protection.

Features & Benefits

  • Delivers several B vitamins, vitamins D, C and E, the antioxidant protection of New Zealand Blackcurrants, and the impressive nutrient profile of Aloe*
  • Oxygenates the body, safeguarding against damaged/dysfunctional cells*
  • Provides super-potent antioxidant protection*
  • Delivers support for whole-body wellness*
  • Supports the body’s functions, processes and systems*
  • Super-charges the body’s various immune activities*


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By January 19, 2015 General




ProBio5 features five probiotics, added enzymes, Vitamin B6, Grape Seed extract and Vitamin C—all in one effective delivery system.

Features & Benefits

  • Proper probiotic balance in the intestinal tract*
  • Proper intestinal balance which increases nutrient absorption*

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Plexus Biocleanse

By January 19, 2015 General




As a result of modern lifestyle, most of our bodies are burdened with toxic waste and slow metabolism. A specially formulated Magnesium compound with Oxygen Enhancement and Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids, Plexus Bio Cleanse may help do the following:

Features & Benefits

  • Oxygenates the entire body*
  • Helps cleanse the gastro-intestinal tract and arteries*
  • Helps energize the body*
  • Enhances weight loss*
  • Supports collagen production*
  • Relieves occasional constipation (that is not associated with chronic constipation, which may be a symptom of a serious disease)*

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Fast Relief Nerve Health

By January 19, 2015 General




Specially formulated combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino acids to help support healthy nerve cells and nervous system.

Features & Benefits

  • Specially formulated combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino acids. May reduce symptoms from nerve discomfort.

(This does not apply to nerve discomfort from an underlying disease such as diabetes, autoimmune disorder, or other applicable disease.)


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Plexus Fast Relief

By January 19, 2015 General


fast relief


The Plexus Fast Relief Cream is for temporary relief of discomfort due to an active lifestyle. Fast Relief Cream helps the body to reduce discomfort quickly, safely and effectively. Simply rub the cream on the area giving you discomfort and within minutes you can have the temporary relief that you want.*

**For External Use Only**

Features & Benefits

  • Provides synergistic “inside-outside” relief with the Fast Relief Capsules*
  • Non-greasy and with pleasant scent*
  • Easy to use*






Fast Relief Capsules may help with discomfort due to an active lifestyle. Day after day, you may notice your discomfort becoming less and less.

Features & Benefits

  • Unique, proprietary ingredient blend
  • May provide comprehensive “inside-outside” synergistic relief with the Fast Relief Cream

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Plexus 96

By January 19, 2015 General




Plexus 96, our protein meal on-the-go, is designed to support you on your Plexus Weight Loss program. Find yourself in a hurry with no time to stop for breakfast? Tempted to pick up a quick fast-food lunch? Plexus 96 is there to rescue you. Avoid high calorie meals and starving yourself.

Features & Benefits

  • Contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals for optimal nutrition*
  • Delivers high-quality whey protein isolate and concentrate to help build lean muscle and fuel the body’s needs*
  • Provides comprehensive amino acid profile for proper brain, muscle and energy function*
  • Helps curb cravings and hunger*
  • Helps maintain optimal blood glucose levels*
  • Delicious and easy to use for an active lifestyle*

More Information:




Shake or blend 1 packet with 8 oz of ice cold water. Milk may be substituted for water, but will provide additional calories. Blend with 2 ice cubes for additional thickness.

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