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Sunday, October 30, 2011

UNICEF Costume Party

Dream: Creating a Better World

Trick or Treat for UNICEF!

UNICEF is a global leader in child immunization. The procurement of vaccines is UNICEF's largest procurement activity, worth $757 million in 2010. Last year, UNICEF provided 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to 99 countries, reaching an estimated 58% of the world's children. UNICEF has also come up with some unique ways to make education accessible to all children.

Every child has the right to an education. Education transforms lives and breaks the cycle of poverty that traps so many children. An educated child will make sure her own children receive an education.

Whether we're building schools, making classrooms mobile, training teachers, or even rebuilding an entire educational system—we will do whatever it takes to support a child's right to education. For more info, click on the Education Icon or this link 

I believe in and support UNICEF.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Girls Go Green


Girl Scouts is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to helping girls everywhere fulfill their potential and gain valuable skills to ensure their future success. In a friendly, accepting, and nurturing environment, and in partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. To volunteer, contact: 

Gail Tomura
Volunteer Specialist
4551 Glencoe Ave. #140
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Thousands of people are excited - including me! "Join us at the first-ever Los Angeles Green Festival October 29-30, and our 10th San Francisco Green Festival November 12-13. Help spread the word to your friends, family and all contacts in L.A and San Francisco so they don’t miss out!

Help spread the word …
Become a Facebook fan, follow on Twitter and share posts, event invites and tweets! Keep up with us throughout each festival weekend by using the hashtag #greenfest.

Ingrid Cheng

Friday, October 28, 2011

Marketing Tips

Try “Top Of Mind Awareness” or small display advertisements

Message + Offer + Call-to-Action = The Perfect Prospecting Ad
After making the case for your product, service and business, you ask the prospect to make a purchase. What teasers could you use that will remind people of what you offer and continue to spark new inquiries? Make Specific Offers in Your Display Advertisements.
(Offer a free scholarship for your workshop)
• List Benefits of registering 
• Why you’re considered to be an expert in the area you’ll be covering at the workshop
• Testimonials from people who have benefitted from working with you
• Bullet points of what attendees will learn
• Details on any information packet or workbook they’ll receive (including its value)
• The price of the preview workshop (if any)
• Date, time and location
• Limited number of seats 
• Call-to-action such as "Click to register and be automatically entered into the contest"

Negotiate Joint Ventures to Help Fill Your Preview Event
Use Radio Shows and Free On-Air Ticket Giveaways

Opening Paragraph:

Features & Benefits
(Rank each benefit in order of importance to the customer.)
Feature of product/service being advertised and benefit customer would receive 

Your company’s Customer Benefit Statement (to be included in the package):
Call-to-action: (What is the desired response?)
Announcement: For more information about...please contact us.

1. Nurture past buyers and maintain a positive customer relationship through communications
2. Promote new and existing products and services to past buyers with unique offers
3. Sell more products to them (offer a discount)

Customers want product knowledge, recognition, respect, reliability, service, friendship, help...

Ask for Customers Referrals and Testimonials (Prepare with materials that your contacts, customers, friends can use to promote you:

Name of customer ______________________________ City ______________________

3 people who may benefit from your product/ service

Include Photos!

Ingrid Cheng
Author, blogger, yoga teacher

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Health = Wealth

Yoga Life Lessons

Researchers have stumbled upon a supercool truth: People who lose pounds tend to also build wealth. Here, ways to harness the power of positive change 

James Prochaska, Ph.D., director of the Cancer Prevention Research Center at the University of Rhode Island—and one of the country's leading experts in the field of behavioral change—has helped tens of thousands of people quit smoking, reduce their stress, and lose excess weight by prepping them for the change. His fundamental belief is that the big reason so many people give up on their (goals is that they didn't do enough to prepare themselves to take action daily). "Change is a process," he says, "not an event. And 80% of people aren't prepared when they start."

How do you lay the groundwork? Getting ready = moving consciously through several stages. 
That might mean thinking about the cool vacation you could save for when you no longer have those big credit-card bills to contend with, or the thrill of fitting back into your favorite skinny jeans.
Then comes the next stage, "contemplation," when you are seriously thinking about making a change. When you're at this stage, it helps to focus on how the pros of taking some kind of action outweigh the cons.
Don't Try Too Much Too Soon (Take small action steps daily)

Pick the Right Friends (I  am looking for an accountability partner who's committed to personal growth. I am also open to working with a mentor and a business partner )

And the Right Places (I am a member of 
AnEmpoweredWoman.comCambridgeregistry.comCulver City Woman’s Club, and


Ingrid Cheng
Author of Dream: Creating a Better World

Sol Inspired Rep (ID # 90049-129-IC)Sunrider Distributor and Yoga Teacher

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Love Nature

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Does Your Kid Like to Read?

I Love to Read!
How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader (Patterson's most recent book, "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" is a No. 1 New York Times and No. 1 Indiebound best-seller)

(CNN) -- You're reading an excerpt from by James Patterson, Special to CNN 

Sorry, moms and dads, but it's your job -- not the schools' -- to find books to get your kids reading and to make sure they read them.

Here's some good news: This can often be as easy as teaching children to ride a two-wheeler or to throw a baseball. 

Case in point: When our son, Jack, was 8, he wasn't a gung-ho reader. 
We told him he didn't have to mow the lawn (hooray!), but he was going to read every day (boo).
We also told Jack we’d help him find books we promised he would like: the Mom-and-Dad "Reading Can Be a Joy" Guarantee. We picked out "The Lightning Thief," a book in the "Warriors" series, "A Wrinkle in Time," etc.

Here's a simple but powerful truth that many parents and schools don't act on: The more kids read, the better readers they become.
The best way to get kids reading more is to give them books that they'll gobble up -- and that will make them ask for another. Yes, it's that simple. 1 + 1 = 2. Kids say the No. 1 reason they don't read more is that they can't find books they like.

Ingrid Cheng

Monday, October 24, 2011

Events Recap

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I wore my Apsara and Taylor to a Canine Casting Call event 4-7 pm in West L.A where 130+ showed up and passed out my Sol Inspired business cards. I also told people that I teach yoga.
I also wore the same outfit to other events. I tell everyone why I love Sol Inspired because it's so versatile - I can wear it anytime, anywhere. You're invited to the next "Be the change you wish to see" party on Saturday 11/5. RSVP at:  

I was at an event that was very successful & want to share my good news with you. I am starting an evening woman's philanthropic club in my area. Let me know if you're interested or know anyone who'd like to join

Ingrid Cheng


Friday, October 21, 2011

Green Festival

Make Plans to Attend Los Angeles Green Festival Next Weekend, October 29-30!
The Nation's Premier Sustainability Event
Twelve stages and pavilions will host more than 125 inspirational and educational speakers and teachers, including: Dolores Huerta, Tom Hayden, Amy Goodman, Rev. Lennox Yearwood and the Hip Hop Caucus, Hill Harper, John Perkins, Starhawk, Mark Hertsgaard, David Korten, Jeffrey Smith, Jodie Evans and many more. View the LA Event Guide online to plan your weekend and download your own copy!

Bring the Whole Family
Green Festival offers something for the entire family. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a wonderful weekend of enriching activities in the Green Kids Zone. Learn newly developed practices to green your home, office and school. Peruse the latest in earth-friendly casual wear and couture in the eco-fashion show. View socially and environmentally impactful films at the Media Revolution and Sierra Club Green Cinema. Discover the latest in environmentally responsible construction materials and methods in the Green Building Pavilion. See live, healthy cooking demos at the Good Food Stage. Move and meditate to tranquility in the Yoga and Movement Pavilion. Empower your inner entrepreneur with Green Business Seminars and Green Jobs and Careers. Visit LA Updates for more up-to-date news and new activities!

 The Green Marketplace
Don't forget to shop! Green Festival’s Green Marketplace houses hundreds of green and socially responsible businesses and organizations. Attendees browse everything from green, non-toxic home furnishings to organic clothing to Fair Trade gifts, children’s toys and much more! For a list of businesses you will find at Green Festival, visit the Exhibitor Directory.

Author of Dream: Creating a Better World
Healthy Lifestyle expert

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Love Books

Come To My Events

Just ordered these books:

"Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (And Other Social Networks)" by 
Dave Kerpen
"The Tao of Twitter: Changing your life and business 140 characters at a time"
by Mark W. Schaefer 

"Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves: Ditch Your Inner Critic and Wake Up Your Inner Superstar" by Amy Ahlers

Ingrid Cheng
Healthy Lifestyle expert
Author of Dream: Creating a Better World

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Just Like My Child

love Just Like My Child: This Foundation has partnered with a local Ugandan Girls' Leadership Counselor, FIDA a league of women's rights attorneys who work in the same communities that Just Like My Child is serving in. "Why Africa? Many children here in the United States need love and care, but there are children living in poverty and despair with no hope to carry them through the day." Vivian Glyck, the Founder realized that the secret to helping Uganda lies not in waiting for the government to step in and help, but to channel aid, resources, and equipment DIRECTLY to the people who are already making a difference on the ground. Her mission is to empower women and children to achieve their full potential through improved Health Care, Education and Microenterprise.

Ingrid Cheng
BloggerYoga Teacher

Sunrider Distributor

Saturday, October 15, 2011

You're Invited

Laughter & Yoga is Fun & Healthy!

Check out this local affordable fashion luxury that's so versatile that I wear Apsara almost every day. I wore it and the Sol Mate to Yosemite on my hikes and in San Francisco. They're great to bring on trips because they're light-weight, wrinkle-free and protects me from harmful UV rays of the sun! You're invited to Sol Inspired Soiree on 10/13 or 10/15 at the showroom: 400 25th Street, Manhattan Beach 10 am - 7 pm. Please rsvp by 10/10 to 661-713-2841 and say that Ingrid referred you.

I will be there later on with my friend Kim.

Kim & I will leave at around 11 am.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fun Events