EXCITING NEWS! “SHARK TANK” AND ”THE JEFF PROBST SHOW”
Hello friends and fans of Psi Bands! We are happy to share this exciting news…Last fall I was flown to Los Angeles to tape ABC’s national hit TV show “Shark Tank.” More than 10,000 online applications were submitted to Shark Tank for consideration and thousands of more people applied in person in various cities to appear on the show. There were multiple qualifying rounds and to make a long story short, I filmed in September and I have an air date of this Friday, March 1, 2013.
While I can not reveal any details about what transpired during the taping, I am excited about this huge exposure for Psi Bands, and the opportunity to bring my product to even more people who will benefit from nausea relief.
If you are a Psi Bands fan, I would love your support the night of the airing (or the days following the airing). A quick shout out on Facebook and/or Twitter (use #SharkTank) – particularly during the broadcast – 9 p.m. ET/PT – would be so appreciated!
And, in a pure coincidence of timing, just this past week I taped a segment for The Jeff Probst Show. His daytime talk show will feature “Million Dollar Mom Ideas,” and Jeff interviewed me about Psi Bands as a mom-invented product. The show is tentatively scheduled to air on Wednesday, March 6. Jeff and his staff were extremely welcoming and professional. It was a great experience (and as close to Jeff as I will ever get since you will never find me as a contestant on Survivor!).
Please tune in on March 1 and March 6! And, most importantly, thanks for all of your continuous support!
Psi Bands Co-founder and Chief of Nausea Relief
WE’VE UPDATED OUR WEBSITE!
We have given our website a facelift so that we may better engage, educate, and ultimately help those who are in need of nausea relief. Please check us out!
You may not have considered making over your beauty routine during pregnancy, but there are various reasons to do so. One of the most important is for your health and safety as well as that of your baby.
We referred to The Bump on this matter and found a wealth of information. “Now that you’re pregnant, you’ll want to make some changes to your beauty routine to make it ultra-safe for baby — and help you look and feel your best all nine months long.” Here are some of the suggestions:
Traveling this Labor Day holiday? Car rental prices are often higher, since so many family trips are taken during heavy vacation periods. Here are 6 tips for saving money on your car rental.
1. Lock in a refundable rate as early as possible. Check prices again 1-2 weeks before your trip, and again the day before. Rental agencies run specials when demand is low. You can take advantage by rebooking at the special rate.
2. Check priceline.com; you might be able to snag an even better deal. Bid low; you can always bid again if your bid is rejected. Priceline rentals are non-refundable, so no more price checking after this!
3. Cut down on the number of days of the car rental. Take a cab or free shuttle to the hotel and rent a car your 2nd or 3rd day of vacation.
4. Bring your own GPS, toll pass and car seat so you don’t have to pay extra to rent these.
5. Ask if renting from a non-airport location will allow you to avoid extra airport rental fees.
6. Decline extra insurance. American Express covers insurance for car rentals, as do some car policies.
NEWS FROM PSI BANDS ~ AUGUST 2012
We hope you enjoyed this year’s Olympic Games as much as we did! Whether you were inspired to book a trip to the 2016 Games in Rio, or just to visit some other global destination, Psi Bands can make the trip a more enjoyable one. The in-flight magazine for Swiss Airlines, with 3 million readers worldwide, features Psi Bands. In this special double issue, “SWISS” calls Psi Bands a “travel companion” and a “must-have for your trip”. We couldn’t agree more!
WORDS FROM A CANCER SURVIVOR/THRIVER
Health & Well-Being
I can’t believe it. I’m doing it again. I’m neglecting my health, even after battling and beating breast cancer. This summer I’ve been staying up too late, eating too many fatty foods, avoiding workouts and not drinking enough water.
Six months ago, after finishing a grueling year of surgeries, chemo and radiation I made a serious promise to make my health a number one priority. And I meant it. I became vigilant about daily walks, weight training at the gym, maintaining a low sugar/low fat diet, and doing something new to challenge my brain and feed my soul. I started taking guitar lessons and learned that I might have actually discovered a new talent. I was on a roll.
But slowly, that precious time I carved out for myself started to disappear. To be more honest, I simply allowed it to slip away. I got back into the old habit of putting everyone else’s needs before my own. There was that back burner again. I know that I can’t truly help others until I help myself. Why is it so hard sometimes to make that adage stick?
Habits, good or bad help shape who we are. The key is controlling them. Even a small change can create big benefits.
Self Improvement Guru, Scott Young says only focus on changing one habit at a time. Trying to change more than a few at a time can be reckless. If you want to exercise more, set aside 30 minutes everyday. Make that one small shift and stick with it.
Next, you have to be consistent. Young says you have to repeat your new healthy habit everyday for 30 days. That’s how long it takes your brain to adapt.
Another tip: Write it down. Don’t leave commitments in your brain. Writing them on paper will keep your focus clear and will make it harder to dismiss when you see it printed in front of you.
Also, keep it simple. Your new habit should only involve one or two rules, not a dozen. Exercising once a day for at least thirty minutes is easier to follow than exercising Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays with yoga the first day and mountain biking the third day, except when it is raining in which case you wil do… yada yada yada. Simple rules create habits. Complex rules create headaches.
Finally, don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip into the old groove. Take a deep breath, bring your awareness back to your new goal of good health and get back on track as soon as possible.
The cancer journey is profound and powerful. I thought it was enough to shock me into a healthier lifestyle. Truth is, I have to make the choice… EVERYDAY. I have to do the work. I have to change my habits… one habit at a time.
I am a firm believer that when a buyer says “no,” it really means “not now.” I have been politely and professionally persistent over the last several years building the Psi Bands brand. I have received my share of “no’s” and I have not let that stop me from later landing major national accounts that previously said no.
So, what is the secret?
Timing + persistence = success
TIMING: There are numerous reasons why a buyer might have a need to fill a spot on their store shelf that they were not anticipating, including an under-performing product, a recalled product, or maybe it’s because your product just appeared on national TV and now they are willing to take a chance on your product. Other timing factors that could work to your benefit include: a new buyer coming on board (maybe the old one didn’t “get” your product, but the new one does), you have greater sales distribution so you can provide the buyer with key data points that are based on actual performance at other retailers, and/or you are now carrying a product line whereas before you only had one product (this is where the buyer is evaluating sku and vendor rationalization criteria). There are numerous reasons that a buyer could change his/her mind about adding your product to their assortment. As such, you need to keep at it and be persistent in your pursuit of landing the account.
PERSISTENCE: At Psi Bands, we compile a monthly report that includes all press/marketing for the past month and what we anticipate coming up in the coming months. I then, via email, present this to potential new retailers approximately 1x/quarter with the goal being that I remind them that I am here to stay and that I welcome their business. 1x/quarter is often enough yet not bothersome.