Author Archives: April Sims

About April Sims

april sims is a proud mother and grandmother, quote lover and foodie as well as a trainer for a mulit-million dollar company (energy and essential technology services), wellness coach and photographer. she is dedicating 2014 and beyond to paying it forward through education, empowerment, inspiration, motivation, a pinch of humor and a whole lot of love.

Network Marketing is a like a deck of cards

   There are 52 cards in a deck   After a deck is properly shuffled you will have to go through random cards to get to the four aces that are in the deck. Break down of a Deck of Cards 26 are black 26 are red 13 are spades 13 are clubs 13 are hearts 13 are diamonds 4 are aces 4 are twos 4 are threes 4 are fours 4 are fives 4 are sixes 4 are sevens 4 are eights 4 are Continue reading →

Don’t Make It Hard, Must Be Able To Be Copied

If you want someone to join your organization, then you must take the necessary steps to make sure what you are doing can be easily duplicated. Many put together beautifully elaborate schemes to get team members and/or to share their respective products. More often than not, too many bells and whistles is too overwhelming and you lose your audience. If your organization has a s.y.s.t.e.m. (save yourself some time, effort and money) in place, then follow the system.  The system is what attracted you. Spend Continue reading →

Your upline should be your mentor and not your boss

In network marketing sometimes your upline leader can get a little excited and go a little overboard when it comes to their downline. Sometimes they forget that they should be a mentor and not a boss. A mentor suggests what someone should do and sometimes gives tough love, however a mentor does not delegate the day to day tasks without enlisting the assistance of their downline. An upline leader needs to be careful and not push their prospect or downline back into the race race Continue reading →

Starbucks Management Interviews in Bethesda, MD on August 5th

    I received the following in my inbox and wanted to share it with  you. I know many are looking for a change and this might be the change that you needed. Good luck if you decide to apply.   Starbucks is interviewing Store Managers and Assistant Store Managers for locations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area Interested? E-mail Resume To: or Fax Resume To:  (562) 596-7093 (Attn:  SDC) Then call for interview appointment information:  (562) 596-7072

FREE STUFF: Jefferson Memorial

I have been visiting the Tidal Basin (forever known as Hains Point to me) since I was a little girl. For the sake of those that know Hains Point as the Tidal Basin, I will refer to this my beloved Hains Point as the Tidal Basin as not to confuse anyone. Anyhoo back to the review, a lot has changed in this area since my days as a young girl, however my love for the area is still the same. I love to walk and Continue reading →

FREE STUFF: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Like many of the memorials in D.C. if you do not know where to look they are over looked. The memorial is located between the Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials along the waterfront (Tidal Basin). For the DMV Staycationers (and history buffs) – –  The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is an 800-acre memorial in honor of the 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The memorial contains four rooms, which represent  the four times Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president.  Roosevelt was elected President in Continue reading →

FREE STUFF: Veggies and fruit in P.G. County twice a month

  Free farm fresh fruits and veggies in Prince George’s County, MD twice a month.  I went today and this is what I got.   (1 cabbage, 1 watermelon, 2 bunches of greens, 6 ears of white corn and 20 small potatoes) I filled out a form stating my city, state and zip, along with the amount of people in my household.  The form also asked how many were elderly and children.  That was pretty simple.   The line was was fairly long, however the lady Continue reading →

FREE STUFF: Farm fresh veggies and fruit in P.G. County

  Free farm fresh fruits and veggies in Largo, MD on July 21st from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (eastern standard time) at the BLVD at the Capital Centre (rear parking lot) located at 861 Capital Centre Blvd, Largo, MD 20774. My friend James BigDogg Tate suggests that you get there early to get the best selection.

FREE STUFF: Free performances at the Kennedy Center

The Millenium Stage, at the world-renowned Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., brings you free performances every day.  No tickets are required. Performances start at 6:00 p.m. eastern standard time, unless otherwise noted. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566. Schedule List of upcoming Millennium Stage performances. Archives Search for your favorite past performances and watch them online.

FREE STUFF: Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is the United States of America’s best-known and largest burial ground.  Admission to is free. Arlington National Cemetery is located in Arlington, Virginia (driving directions). “For the almost four million people who visit annually, Arlington National Cemetery represents many different things. For some, it is a chance to walk among headstones that chronicle American history; for man, it is an opportunity to remember and honor the nation’s war heroes; and for others, it is a place to say a last farewell during funeral Continue reading →

Stop Worshiping Money and Learn How to Make Money

  There are many that worship money in lieu of respecting money. Stop worshiping money Instead learn how to save, mange and make money Click here to learn more Results not typical. Earning a commission as a WakeUpNow IBO requires significant work. There may be some circumstances where IBO’s may not earn a commission. Please refer to WakeUpNow’s Income Disclosure Statement at: []

FREE STUFF: Youth admitted to the Newseum for FREE till Sept 1

The Newseum located in Washington, D.C., is waiving its admittance fee to visitors that are 18 years or younger through September 1, 2014. This offer is called the “Family Fun Deal” and is good for up to 10 free youth admissions with each paid adult ticket. The tickets are valid for two consecutive days. The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. The Newseum has something to offer the entire family from interactive games to “Being a TV Reporter” and more. “The Newseum, the Continue reading →

$1 Movies at Regal movie theaters on Tues and Wed

Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime! Admission to these movies during the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets must be purchased at the theater and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Search for a theater in your area to see where the Summer Movie Express is playing.   Tue July 15 & Wed July 16 Kung Fu Panda 2 and Madagascar 3 Tue July 22 & Wed July 23 The Continue reading →

FREE STUFF: Screen on the Green DC 2014 Film Festival

HBO, Comcast and NBC Universal present Screen on the Green Film Festival on The Mall 2014. This year marks the 16th year of the film festival. The festival kicks off on July the 21st with The Karate Kid. The event will take place each Monday from July 21st to August 11th at sunset (approximately 8 p.m. eastern standard time) on the National Mall located between 7th and 12th Streets in Washington, D.C. Official Site Subway The Smithsonian (blue/orange line) For Updates 877-262-5866 Twitter #HBOScreenontheGreen Continue reading →

FREE STUFF: The Smithsonian National Zoo is open daily and admission is free

Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is a great place for families, corporations and organizations to spend the day. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes, because there is a lot of walking involved to get from exhibit to exhibit. Admission is free. Wheelchairs and strollers are available. The Smithsonian National Zoo is located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. According to the Zoo animal index, “About 2,000 animals from about 400 different species currently comprise the animal collection at the National Continue reading →

FREE STUFF: 18th Annual Comcast Drive-In Film Festival located in Maryland

18th Annual Comcast Drive-In Film Festival Drive-In Film Festival Benefitting NIH Charities Friday, August 15th – Sunday, August 17, 2014 Movies to be Determined Gates open at 4:30 PM amusements, games, music and food at 5:30PM Movies begin at 8:30PM FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES! located at MCPS Board of Education 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD

Weight Loss Journey: Walked 4.6 miles today

  Today was the first day I added exercise to my weight loss journey.  I was very proud of myself.  I walked a brisk 4.6 miles today.  Below are my before and after pictures. Before the walk I had a can of Thunder (all natural energy drink) to get my walk started. After the walk I felt like I could have walked further, however I did not want to push it on my first day. The weather was beautiful. In a few weeks my brother Continue reading →

RECIPE: Blueberry Smoothie

  Two scoops Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix (French Vanilla) One scoop Personalized Protein Powder 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 3 slices of frozen peaches One cup almond milk (or water) 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds (if desired) Place all of the above ingredients in a blender, except peaches in blender and mix thoroughly. Pour into your favorite glass. Garnish with frozen peaches. Enjoy  

Day 10 of 100 Days of Happiness and Gratitude

First and foremost I would like to give thanks and praise to God for allowing me to live another day. “Home is where the heart is,” with that said, today I am grateful for my beautiful family. I had an awesome day just sitting on the couch watching television with my family.  The conversation was awesome.

RECIPE: Mango, Strawberry, Peach Sorbet

When craving ice cream this is a great alternative   Two scoops Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix (French Vanilla) One scoop Personalized Protein Powder 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup frozen mangos 1/2 cup frozen peaches One cup almond milk (or water) 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds (if desired) Place all of the above ingredients in a blender. Mix. Enjoy add more liquid to make a smoothie