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What Do You Mean I’m Not Wonder Woman??

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Ha, I really had this coming. For months now I have been burning the candle on both ends, ignoring everything around me including my health.

Then WHAM!  The freight train hit me on Wednesday afternoon.

Game over!

I had been feeling ‘under the weather’ since Sunday, but thought it would ‘go away.’  Yeah, right! Who did I think I was? Wonder Woman?

Anyway…,  I felt miserable. My body ached all over and the chills felt like I was sitting in ice water. Everything hurt. My eyes, my head, my throat, even my hair. To add to all this that nagging cough I had for the past two days totally exhausted me.

I crawled in bed Wednesday afternoon and didn’t get up until noon today, Monday.

For the past 6 years, I hadn’t had as much as a sniffle. But I guess my luck finally ran out. My number was up and I had to pay the price.

There’s a German saying, which I remember well, because I have heard my mother say it so often.

“Wer nicht hoeren will muss fuehlen!” Which roughly translated means, „if you don’t want to listen you’ll have to feel it.“ Guess I’ve never listened well.

Knocking me out cold was the only way for nature to get me off this computer and finally get some rest. My husband had been after me long since to stop working 24/7. But it seemed there was always something “that needed to be done before going to bed.”

Well, surprise!

“Cars don’t run without fuel and you don’t either,” that’s what my husband told me. Yeah, I did need some rest to recharge my battery. And if getting the flu was the only way to accomplish this, then well, so be it.

I feel a lot better today. And to my surprise, the world is still turning as it always did. It didn’t stop because I didn’t answer my emails since Wednesday afternoon (OMG, really???), or I missed some of my other “must-get-done-before-bedtime tasks.”

And look, the kids didn’t starve to death either, because they missed mom’s cooking and had to eat pizza two days in a row.  Oh, and as it turns out, dad’s quite the chef if given the chance to shine in the kitchen.

So, I guess I’ll have to face it, … I am not Wonder Woman after all.

Looks like I’m quite expendable. Life would go on without me… But, I’d rather be in it.

Slowing down and taking time to smell the flowers is something I will have to learn. It’s not my nature.  So we’ll see how that goes.

But for the time being, I’ll be listening to the General of this household (which I mistakenly thought I was) and there won’t be such thing as …”this has to get done before I go to bed.”

Goodnight everyone!

To Your Success,

Ilka Flood

P.S. Can you relate? Have you ever worked until you ran out of fuel? If so, share your story with us in the comment box below.

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Glad to hear you are recovering well.

My uncles used to use that same quote on me. “those how don’t hear must feel” – very true.

It can be hard to slow down, stop and take a break for 2 reason.

1. We love what we do.
2. We get on the motivation success cycle, which makes us want to do more (this is a good thing)
3. We feel that everything moves so quickly, so a day away can feel like a year.

…but when the tank is empty the vehicle will come to a stop.

Take time to make time!

I still think you are Wonder Woman.

Happy Monday
Dwayne
.-= Dwayne Huggins´s last blog ..What You Can Learn From Network Marketing Spam =-.

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Hi Dwayne,

Thanks! You are a sweetheart! I think we have quite a bit in common ;)

And you are right, I agree with each and everyone of your points above.

Have a great week!

Ilka

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((HUGS)) Ilka!

I’m glad you are feeling better!

We have alot in common my dear. LOL

Last week took it’s toll on me too. I didn’t get sick, but it got to the point where I just “crashed”, emotionally, and physically.

Gosh it seems like in this biz there is so much to keep up on….wait, there is! And, if we don’t keep up then it feels like we are missing out on something…which we are!

We must learn to accept it and say to ourselves ” I can’t do it all, but I can do what I can and that is going to have to be good enough!”

Now, schedule in some sleep and exercise time girlfriend!

Twila
.-= Twila Jacobs´s last blog ..The Best Of Success =-.

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Ilka Flood
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Gosh Twila, you sound like my husband, LOL. What do you mean we can’t do it ALL???

But all kidding aside, you’re right! If we give 100% it just has to be good enough. (Arrgghhh, I can’t believe I said that.)

I’m so sorry, you “crashed” last week. I could tell something was up. This week’s going to be better, okay?!

Thanks for the hug! I’ll give it back to you. Looks like you need it :)

Have a fantastic week!

Ilka

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Hi Ilka,

I’m so glad you’re feeling better! Yuck, it’s no fun being down and out like that.

Let me tell you a little secret I’m not Wonder Woman either. ;)

Oh I try to be sometimes, but it just doesn’t seem to work, and I don’t look quite that good in tights either! haha

Glad to see you back and writing again!

Susanna
.-= Susanna Hess´s last blog ..Is Your Coach Hot? Smoking Hot Desire Leads To Network Marketing Success =-.

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Ilka Flood
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Hey Susanna,

THANKS! And thanks for making me laugh. I don’t think I look that great in tights either.

Okay, let’s get back at ‘em!

Have a great week!

Ilka

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Hi Ilka,

I’m pleased to hear you have recovered somewhat now.

I fully understand how this happens. I am an “all” or “nothing” person with very little in between so that means periodically I crash in the same way because I just drive myself until my body and mind won’t do anymore.

It’s not at all healthy or ideal so count yourself fortunate that you have ‘a General’ who will keep you in check so that hopefully you don’t make a habit of it.

Cheers
Marcus

~Marcus Baker~
Attraction Marketing Specialist
.-= Marcus Baker´s last blog ..8 Handy Post Ideas For Your Network Marketing Blog =-.

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Ilka Flood
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Hi Marcus,

I had a feeling I’m not the only one out there driving herself until she ‘crashes.’ I think part of that comes with the territory. But you’re right, it’s definitely not healthy.

I think it’s a bit to late for the ‘habit’ part, but I’m very thankful for my ‘General’, he does keep me in check.

Well, Marcus, if you are the same way I am, then go back and copy and paste your comment to your desktop … and take it to heart yourself. We want to keep you around for a long time.

Have a great week!

Ilka

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Ilka, I enjoyed you and your enlightening story. And I sure can relate. Since it’s spring time, why not go out today and smell the flowers? Wer hören kann wie du jetzt, darf auch die Blumen riechen. Your email blooms all year, day and night. The flowers do not. Grab your family and enjoy your day with them and away from email. Email can wait. Life can not. Instead of being Wonder Woman with Wonder Thighs and other Highs, just enjoy being the enlightened and wonderful woman you are. And you’ll be good to go for another 6 years or many more. Have a wonderful day every day :)

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Ilka Flood
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Hallo Monika,

Welch Glanz in meiner Huette! Thanks for stopping by! I’m always delighted to welcome someone from ‘home’ here.

I’ll definitely take your advice (it was already on my list for today) and go out and enjoy the sunshine. It’s far to beautiful a day to waste inside. (Gosh, I need a laptop.)

You have a gorgeous day!

Ilka

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Monika Genehr Reply:

Hallo Ilka, mit Hütte meinst du sicher Blog, oder? “Home” is where the blog is :)

Keep the sunshine in your life!

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Ilka, I wanted to tweet your post using the button on top but I got this message: URL points to the wrong story.

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Ilka Flood
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I know, Monika. That button has it’s days sometimes.

I need to find a better one. I checked everything they recommend to check on their website. It’s nothing on my end as far as I can tell.

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Hey Ilka,

You are not wonder woman…You are super woman!

It’s great to know that super woman is back in action.

All kidding a side…Really great to know that you are feeling much better.

Chat with you later…
Josh
.-= Josh Garcia´s last blog ..Attract More Online Traffic By Simply Having a Winning Attitude… =-.

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Ilka Flood
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Hi Josh,

Is “Super” more than “Wonder?” Ahh, there’s the competitor in me again.

Yep, I’m definitely back in action. Ironed my cape this morning, haha.

Thanks for stopping by and checking on me!

Have an awesome day!

Ilka

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Hi Ilka,

I am very happy to hear you are back on your feet…wonder woman you are!

I also own a landscaping business so I continuously juggle the daily marketing and landscaping activities. Some days I’m not sure which hat to wear or which direction I should be going…

The bottom line is, we all find a way to make things work in our lives. The most important part is our health and our family.

Glad to see you are back in the saddle!

Looks like The Better Bunch is here…nice job Ilka!

Warmest regards,

Anne
.-= Anne´s last blog ..Network Marketing ~ Everyone Blows It In The Beginning =-.

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Ilka Flood
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Hey Anne,

Thanks for taking time out of your very busy schedule to drop by and check on me! Yep, I am much, much better.

Us women are multi-tasking by nature. But my hat’s off to you fitting in a complete other business. Wow!! That’s multi-talking super-sized! Not sure if I could handle that.

You ARE Super Woman!!

Have an awesome day!

Ilka

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Hey Ilka,

Nice to hear you are feeling better.

I can totally relate, as sometimes I run until the body and mind force me to shut down…and Dwayne’s points are spot on for why we are this way.

We have to force ourselves to take a break once in a while…

Take care,

Ken
.-= Ken West´s last blog ..To The Moon, Alice! =-.

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Hi Ilka,

That’s a very ironic story because we’re always telling people that network marketing is “beach money” right?

Yet we can get caught up in all this online marketing mayhem where things just have to be done!

I’m glad you have recovered well and hopefully the experience has allowed you to identify certain things that don’t need to be done so urgently.

Take care,
Wayne
.-= Wayne Wu´s last blog ..5 Magic Words That Will Get You A LOT More “Yes’s”! =-.

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Ilka Flood
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Hi Wayne,

Thanks for stopping by!

It’s still “beach money.” By the way, have you read Jordan Adler’s book “Beach Money – Creating Your Dream Life Through Network Marketing?” It’s a great read!

Have an awesome day!

Ilka

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Hi Ken,

Thanks! Yes, I almost back to normal today.

Dwayne hit it spot on. We absolutely love what we do and we’re driven by success. So we just keep on going until … well … we crash. Unless we force ourselves to rest, like you said. Something I haven’t managed yet. But, I am working on it.

You and Melisa have a great day!

Ilka

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Hi Ilka,

Great Post!!
I love reading your posts, they are great.
I know how it is not being able to get
off that computer.

My wife usually gets upset because I am
glued to it. I just can’t help myself trying
to better what I do cause I LOVE IT!!!

Tommy
.-= Tommy DiPietro´s last blog ..Does Your Inner Scooby Want A Scooby Snack? =-.

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Tommy DiPietro Reply:

BTW, glad you are feeling better.
When this happens to me, my whole
body shuts down, completely!!

Tommy
.-= Tommy DiPietro´s last blog ..Does Your Inner Scooby Want A Scooby Snack? =-.

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Ilka Flood
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Hi Tommy,

I can sooo relate! And if you read through the comments almost everyone said the same thing … “We love what we do!” And we’re driven.

Bet Randy can relate to your wife. He was so sweet nursing me back to health last week and I was so grumpy. Even the dog didn’t want to be around me, lol.

Gotta go check out that Scooby Snack. You made me curious :)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a good day!

Ilka

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