Transformation Tuesday: I think I took a step back

It is still a choice.

I started my Transformation Tuesday posts sharing how I had made a choice. These posts were to help me with my accountability. Today, I wanted to give up.  It was a day full of emotion coming off a jam packed week.

Last Monday was the Grand Opening for our New Tupperware Studio here in Charlotte. So besides prepping for that, I had 2 TV spots to promote it.  Plus, TupAware day where I went to meet new people!  The Grand Opening was a success and the next day I taught a local paint night.  Wednesday, I went on to do a 2 day Fundraiser at a local Hospital. I led  a Facebook party Thursday night, and Friday I picked up my girls. We went grocery shopping then I tried to focus on the close to my sales month. Saturday, I threw a Minecraft party for my youngest (which was prepped the 2 days prior as this overachiever had to make her own jewel filled cake and themes snack!). Her best friend came over for a sleepover. The next 2 days I cleaned, worked on my office and chose to get things on my check list done. The AC in my townhouse went out, but it wasn’t going to stop me.  I was choosing to embrace what I could control.  I decided to finally detox – clean foods with lots of tea and water – limiting caffeine and most carbs.  I was focused – set up for success.

Last night my daughter woke up at 4am with a fever. I was calm and proactive, working out the huge rescheduling that was about to be made in my day. I made arrangements to be home with her instead of out working.  I made the phone calls I needed all before 10:30, did 4 loads of laundry, designed posters for the next 2 paint nights, scheduled time to network my business in the morning and followed up with my upcoming parties AND had lots of cuddles before needing to pick up the oldest from school. I was on a roll!

Then, the shift happened.

On the way to the school my head started pounding.  Like knives in my head. Was it the lack of caffeine or was it my allergies??  I had forgotten to take my sinus meds (this season had been brutal.)  Then again,  it could just be my emotions –  my monthly fun week(s) were here. 🙁  I decided I was dehydrated so I drank 2 large cups of water as soon as I got home.

As I was getting the girls settled, I got the message my Grandma wasn’t doing well. Hospice had been called,  I needed to be ready.   My head started hurting even more –  I felt paralyzed –  I could feel the tension in me boiling.  The girls started bickering and neither were listening. I was about to break.  How do all these amazing single moms I know do it?

So, I sat down and worked on a puzzle to try and clear my head.  I drank a large mug of tension tea. ((I even did a headstand for 2 mins (babysteps okay) to help with blood flow and centering.))   I felt a little better, so I went to make dinner.

I have probably said before I am blessed with 2 mini me’s that make my heart smile constantly.  Lately however, I am realizing my oldest is a worse squirrel than I am. She had been at the kitchen table for well over an hour and her homework still wasn’t done. She is in 3rd grade and it was 2 sheets to do! I could feel myself screaming internally because of the number of times I have to repeat myself.   Breathe Corinne –  Calm Tone. ***Now I know how my mom and dad felt –  what am I going to do when both my girls have homework?***

It’s Taco Tuesday and I got dinner on the table. We said a family prayer for my Grandma and I tried hard to fight back the tears. I asked the girls about projects they were doing in school, things they are looking forward to . .. then, I got the text. Papa wasn’t doing good (other side of the family). They were planning to pack up his house Thursday and he probably had a month or so left. Next thing I know my baby’s fever was back – she didn’t want to eat her tacos.  Wanted soup.  My oldest wouldn’t sit in her seat, every time I got up for water, or soup, or something for the table she was up too busy with something.  I could feel the tension coming back –  the feeling of heat internally.

I started thining, “I should be careful what I wish for.”  I wanted to be distracted so I wouldn’t think about my grandparents.  Well, crazy single mom about to break definitely was winning.

My mom then reminded me about what her dad used to say, “be happy each day with what you have, and where you are.”  I sat back and thought. I made a choice.  I made a choice to live the life that I am meant to live. To live where I want to be in both mind, body, spirit and profession. I am going to kick ass as I embrace what I am attracting to me. I could and would do this. Focus Corinne. Breathe. You got this.

Maybe I just need to get to sleep . . after I clean the kitchen.

Transformation is a Process.

Corinne Brown

Fresh Thought: Transformation Tuesday Day 1

Today I made a choice.   I made a choice to live the life that I am meant to live.  To live where I want to be in both mind, body, spirit and profession.  And yes, I am going to kick ass as I embrace what I am attracting to me.

Through the next 60 days I am committed to share (for accountability, of course) what I am doing/will do to affirm my goals.  What goals?  Well, I will create order in my home and in my mind/spirit.  I will double my base team sales and I will lose/tone the 20 lbs of experience I have gained this last year.  60 days, 3 things .. .  I got this!    ***Aren’t affirmations powerful?***

A few days ago, I realized time and time again my journal entries mirrored each other. The same struggles, the same observations, the same self doubt, the same pain.  Its really hard to admit this out loud – – but I am not perfect. 🙂  No one is – which is why is so frustrating to feel self reluctance.

I kept hearing this voice screaming inside me “What are you waiting for?” What am I waiting for?   Today I finally made the choice to listen. Yep, it was me.  I was waiting for me!!  I wasn’t open to hearing what my spirit was really saying.

In Direct Sales, anyone who decides to be coached by someone else is comparable to the choice you make for your own life. Coaching is critical to growth on and in a team or group.  There are many parts to being an effective coach –  but across the board  –  the  first step is having someone OPEN to be coached as well as CHOOSING to be coached. Ready to really run with the growth by listening to your core, your spirit and acting on it no matter how much it scared you.

This scares me to share publicly in cyberspace. But, I am listening and have faith. Join me to see how I process, how my results are to my goal weekly, any objections/frustrations during the process . . yep . .  I will share my experience through this transformation.  And it will NOT be a smooth one!

Tupperly,  🙂

Corinne Brown



Coffee with Corinne: Into the Groove

Into the Groove

Get into the Groove!

With the new season starting –  for some of you it is back to school, some of you its just the fall approaching, we have to time take to assess and reset our intentions and schedule.

So here are my 3 FRESH TIPS, starting with fine tuning your ROUTINE.

I know I had gotten into the habit of sleeping in and letting my work schedule slide this summer as I wanted as much time with the girls as possible.  Maybe you wanted to end your day earlier so you could hit the pool.  So reestablishing my routine was one of the first things I had to do to get back into the groove.  Again, this has a lot to do with balance –  you need to set work hours.  You need to have a routine in the morning when you get up. I find splashing water on my face first thing helps me “wake up.” Then I move to coffee, making breakfast and prepping the girl’s lunches before waking them up.  For many, maybe you need to take time for yourself, meditate or read a morning devotion.

Are you going to be on the go all week?  Or are you working from home?  Either way Meal Prep can help you get back into the groove with your health and give you the energy you need.  At the end of the day, lay your clothes for the next day and have your todo list put together before you go to bed.

For me having a gratitude journal by the bed and reading at night sets my intentions for the new day so I not only sleep better, but am ready to tackle the next day’s tasks. It allows me to be proactive and not reactive.

My next Fresh Tip is MINDSET.  Mindset is everything.  How are you looking at life and what it brings you?  Let me be open with you. This summer was a TOUGH one for me emotionally and mentally. I was tested in way I never had been (and honestly still am being) but I learned some great lessons.  I have always said that your business should be like water that fills in the cracks.  We all have rocks –  we just can’t them control us.  Your business should work for you, on your terms!

Positivity attracts positivity.  Helen Kelen said: “Your Success and Happiness lies in you.  Resolve to be happy and that joy shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”   Its the “secret” –  the law of attraction – what you think is what you are.  How is your mindset?

Last Fresh Tip is to set BOUNDARIES.  A good friend of mine recently shared the difference between boundaries and barricades.  The most authentic and successful people have some of the clearest boundaries.  These lines are aligned with your core values and with that you display self respect to yourself.  It is okay to be selfish, because true selfishness comes from self love.  I shared before with my balance podcast that Me Time is a necessity to having balance. You can’t take care of others if you are not taking care of yourself.  When you work from home, and especially when you have kids, you must have boundaries to protect yourself.

Barricades on the other hand come from fear. They can be very brittle as it is more reactive and is likely to shatter.  They are not aligned with your core, but more what you think based on what others perceive.  Don’t just block people out because you are scared –  set boundaries that are true to you and your intentions.

Getting into the groove means being ready and set for the success you are meant to have.  Start using these 3 Fresh Tips and see the amazing new you for the coming months!

Corinne Brown





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