Stay Away From These Businesses: Part Three In A Series

Stay Away From These Sketchy Businesses That Want You To Promote Them On Social Media: Part 3

In part 3 we discuss why these companies seem to target stay-at-home moms and college students.

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Well, here we are. Halfway through this series.

Unfortunately, what we find after looking into a number of these pyramid schemes is that they seem to target women. Women that do not have time. Women that want to lose weight fast. Women that want to make money. Women that have the time to spend on Facebook all day to advertise their products. Women that want to keep off the weight without working for it. Women that are social. Women that have lots of friends (or customers as the pyramid schemes seem to look at them as). Women that can wear the products and be able to market it to their friends and make a profit for these companies while they go bankrupt.

The best women that these companies want are college students because they are more active on social media and that would carry the assumption that they have more friends to market too - which means more profit. These companies prey on women that want to make money but they do not have the time to get a job because they are at home taking care of the kids. Their husband is probably at work and earning an income that helps pay for the car, the mortgage, the groceries and everything that you need to buy for the kids.

This means that when an opportunity presents itself that looks like you can make money at home - these women grab at this opportunity. Maybe they do this because they feel guilty that they are not bringing in any income - or they their husband has to work five or six days a week and they are staying at home all day with the kids. Yes, this is something that takes a lot of time, but society has also tried to make it seem that staying at home with the kids all day is something that is easy. Even though that actually consumes a lot of time, women still want to be able to do something that brings in a profit for their families - and that is where the pyramid scheme comes in.

A lot of women feel like this is something that they can do to contribute to their family, which is why they dedicate themselves to selling their products. They feel like they are able to accomplish something in the time they are home with their kids. They feel like they are able to contribute to the profit coming into their household, and that is why when someone tells them that what they are doing is wrong. They end up lashing out at that person because they feel like they are actually doing something productive with their lives. How do you approach someone that is stuck in one of these pyramid schemes? How do you talk a friend out of joining one of these, or help her (or him) get out of one of these if they want to leave it? That is something that will be discussed in our final part of our series.

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"You're going to feel like quitting. You're going to struggle. You'll have days where you'll wonder, 'what's it all for?'

You'll have days when people attempt to break you down, or challenge your intelligence, skills, and right to be where you are. You'll have moments when you question your own abilities, and perhaps your sanity - but you'll rise.

You'll rise because your strength as a nurse is not determined by one grade, one shift or one job - it's an ongoing journey of learning, honor, humility and a chance to make even the smallest difference in the lives of your patients."

Don't ever give up on achieving your dreams to be a nurse. Keep pushing forward, no matter how hard it is. Nursing is not an easy major. You will have very little, if any, time to do anything other than study. But just think about how great it will feel to connect with a patient, pray with them, and even save his or her life.

This will make all of the late night studying, weekly breakdowns, countless cups of coffee, and tests so hard all you want to do is cry, worth it. To see a patient's face light up when you walk in his or her room will make your heart melt and you'll know you chose the right major.

The kind of nurse you will be isn't based on a test grade, it's based on your heart for the people you are caring for. You may have failed a class, but don't let that ruin you. Try again and keep pushing toward your goal. Don't allow others around you to drag you down and tell you that you aren't good enough to be a nurse.

Show them how strong you are and that you will never give up.

There will be days when all you want to do is quit, I know I question my major more than once a week; however, there is a patient out there that needs you and your caring heart. You can do this, have faith in yourself that you can move mountains.

I will say that you definitely must have a heart for nursing.

Personally, I want to be a Pediatric Oncologist and work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Just the thought of those precious children going through the hardest part of their lives, keeps me going so that I can be there for them. I want to be a light to my patients and their families during a dark time. When I feel like giving up, I just think about how many lives I have the chance to touch and I keep on going.

So when you feel like giving up, just think about your future patients and how you can make a difference, even if its only for one person. I love the quote from Katie Davis that states, "I will not change the world, Jesus will do that. But I can change the world for one person. So I will keep loving, one person at a time."

Even though this quote is about foreign missions, I believe it fits the mold for nursing as well.

Nurses have the opportunity to change the world for people every day. Just remember that, smile, don't give up, and keep pushing toward your goal.

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