Author name: Maran Banta

The best thing about network marketing for me is learning life skills that have immense value. The skill of being truly present and listening without agenda, and without judgment, which gifts the other person with the all too rare opportunity to show up as how and who they really are. The skill of having fun even when— maybe especially when— working really hard. The skills of Teamwork— not just working as part of a Team— really learning how to follow and support the leader, which turns out to be the very best way to learn how to be a leader. And having this bundle of skills in my toolkit adds up to being magnetically attractive and a whole lot'a fun. If ever there was a servant leader, it's Maran. "It's all good" is something she lives— whether in the chaotic aftermath of a South Florida hurricane or facing the frustrations of a seething subscriber who can't get into the site. "Take a deep breath", she says, and goes about her business of turning straw into gold. I've been together with Maran for more than five years now. Tough and high times both. She is a rock. One of those highly polished, swirling blue Lapis lazuli ones with the word Creativity etched in platinum. Maran is all that good! JMF

Appreciation Marketing by Maran Banta

This easy-to-read book is filled with stories, ideas, and suggestions that will allow you to formulate what we call an “Appreciation Marketing Strategy” in your business and/or personal life.  Appreciation Marketing www.AppreciationMarketing.com It’s a small book that will have a big impact. It has already made a major difference in how I do my business….

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Leadership by Maran Banta

A Leader recognizes the mistake as soon as possible. Owns the mistake. And makes repair. And moves on.  A friend called me. We’ve known each other for ten years, and have been face-to-face only twice, at Art Jonak events as a matter of fact. ( I Love this industry!) We have never been in the…

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Relationships by Maran Banta

Honor relationships… that is called being recession-proof.  Aren’t they just flat out the most important thing any of us possess? I’m just sayin’ could be a good idea to act as if they are. I’m thinkin it’s a good idea whose time has certainly come. It’s not just me either. Are you noticing? There’s a…

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It’s all good – What do you do when… by Maran Banta

My wish for you and your business in 2007 is that you prosper financially and in ways of the heart. What do you do when you wake up and just know it’s gonna be a bad hair day? Or when you’re going through the day pretty much ok, not great, but you realize you just went…

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It’s All Good – Pause and Appreciate by Maran Banta

Appreciation, individual, specific and lavish, is my theme for the summer.  Mother Teresa is quoted as saying, “There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation than for bread.” I’ve been doing some non-scientific research on that idea and it sure seems true to me. Most people, even those with what we perceive…

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It’s All Good by Maran Banta

Are men and women really all that different? Our experiences and socialization are different so of course the way we approach this business is going to be different. Are men and women really all that different? I gotta say, for the most part yes. For the most part women are more interested in shoes. Seriously, our…

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It’s All Good by Maran Banta

Fall in love with your dream Everything is easy when you’re in love. I had a dream right around the middle of January. That’s funny enough – I had a dream January 15 – LOL. In the dream, I and a group of my friends were in an amusement park. It was after hours and the…

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“I never have to ask for permission” by Maran Banta

Sometimes it’s the non-events that reveal the most powerful ‘why’ of all. I love TouchStones. There are lots of actual stones in my office and home, each has its own meaning. Some are defined by where they were found, on the beach in Chicago, or a mesa in New Mexico. Some take their meanings from their…

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“I never have to ask for permission” by Maran Banta

Sometimes it’s the non-events that reveal the most powerful ‘why’ of all. I love TouchStones. There are lots of actual stones in my office and home, each has its own meaning. Some are defined by where they were found, on the beach in Chicago, or a mesa in New Mexico. Some take their meanings from their…

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Magic by Maran Banta

The good news is, it’s only programming— the negative messages are not objective. Not the truth. Many if not most religions have a Celebration of Lights near our calendar’s year end. Christmas, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Dijali and of course New Year mark a time of ritual, tradition and gatherings of family and dear ones with singing,…

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