Friday, November 17, 2017

Green MLM Opportunities - Bioceutica, Essante & Miessence Reviewed!

Hi.  Today's topic will center on 3 great MLM opportunities, both as a shopping experience and as an Independent Representative looking to make a living.  I currently rep for all 3 lines because each one offers a few different products that the other doesn't and this allows me to work with a client and completely tailor my product suggestions to their budget and personal tastes while assuring that what I am offering is non-toxic, potent and pure and effective.  
Below are the links to check each one out.
Most of us work at something to create a living that supports our lifestyle.  What I love about doing this blog is bringing you ways to become healthier, happier and more centered, helping your creature features (the odd adorable fur children occupying a place in your life) via my PurePet articles and for those curious, business opportunities as well.  For those curious about beginning a blog business, kindly direct your gaze to my 'Getting Started' page on puretemple.org/.  My quest firstly was to detox my own skin, body and home care routines.  When I realized how bad most products actually were, my quest became about sharing what I know.  Taking a year off work and training with Hippocrates Health Institute was a 360 for my life.  This training came on the heels of just having lost my mother and a brother to cancer, and hearing the sad news that I had other family members terminal with the disease. I felt led with stronger resolve to share out my detoxing message to as many folks as I can.
With my Plant-Based Lifestyle coaching, I began looking at products I could talk about and feel great about sharing.  Most of us want to look our best and feel our best.  The philosophy here is inside out and outside in whole health.
Even someone who is on the ultimate raw, sprout filled, green juice imbibing plant based diet will have holes in their nutrition.  This is because our planet is so polluted, our soil so erroded, that we both lack and require more than what the best diet can provide. 
And it may sound crazy, but you would be just amazed at how many clients I talk to who are vegan, watch what they put into their body, but haven't really given a great thought about their skincare or home cleaning agents.
Because the body absorbs at least 70% of what is applied topically,  what we come in skin contact with, what we clean with, use as deodorant, colognes and moisturizers matter...a lot. 
Supplements - ONLY 9% of Vitamins on the market are good.  The rest contain motor oil, coal tar, turpentine, petrochemicals, talcum powder (a carcinogen) and are very unhealthy!
And so it is with my bent on detox, on products that are from green companies who actually care, that I bring you this review.  Sit back and enjoy the ride.  :)
BIOCEUTICA - www.bioceutica.com/puretemple  - PRODUCT LINE UP - This company has a nice, extensive product line up!  Bioceutica offers Green Coconut Water based skin and body care and cosmeceuticals, make up with benefits that includes a keratin based mascara that grows your lashes beautifully and a firming serum I am not ever out of personal use stock on. They have a supplement line up that includes SuperPower3, which is their green plant based supplement, with their Custom Essentials being their cornerstone product.  Custom Essentials is their Personalized Nutraceuticals or vitamin supplementation you get customized for your needs after taking the privatest which you can do in the comfort and privacy of your home and ship off to their lab.  It's a great concept and nobody else is doing it.  Coming from my Hippocrates training, I inquired as to how the supplements were made etc and was impressed with their honesty and the 3 page detailed letter I received back from their lead chemist, Denise Autry.
To be perfectly frank here, my expectation was one of white washing or completely ignoring my questions.  I was thrilled to get the detailed answers to my questions.
SIGNING UP!  This is one of the most transparent MLMs I have had the pleasure of exploring.  They have a required spend level of $100.00 per quarter that they expect, between what you buy and what your clients purchase, in order to remain active.
You are paid weekly based upon all spend and yes, this also includes personal purchases and direct deposit with no fees. I was pleased to see a direct deposit my first week as a new Independent Rep, no hassles, just boom, there it was, money in my bank account.
There is the kit  you select, based upon what motivates you (I chose My Vitamins BB Kit with the priva test and supplements.) The cheapest join is $89.  There is also a low annual fee waived your first year.  
You can post a picture in your profile for a personal touch. Free Shipping on $125.00+ orders, you pay tax. 30 day money back guarantee less ship/handling except for customized products, such as Custom Essentials. IF opened/used, 85% refund.  The business you build is willable to family when you pass.
HOW YOU ARE PAID: There is more detail but they basically had me at transparency.  You get 30% commission on every sale.
People are very supportive too, they actually scheduled a launch to invite folks and introduce me and the products.  
ESSANTE - http://www.essanteorganics.com/Puretemple
PRODUCT LINEUP - This company is coconut water based with a focus on organic and wild crafted ingredients.  This line has no makeup other than lip tint/gloss.  They have a good anti-aging trio for skincare and a non-tinted lip balm. There’s a nice face wash, tooth paste options, hair care and some nice offerings, laundry soap, sanitizer, bug repellent on the home front and some great superfood supplementation.   Also I like that they offer organic essential oils.
SIGNING UP! Requires $100/mo spend to remain active but what your clients spend counts toward that $100.00 requirement as well.  Direct Deposit is done through Payoneer which charges $8.95 initial set up and $2.50 per deposit.  I hate this bit.  If I am selling for your company, I want my paycheck without any gotchas.  That stated, it's not highway robbery, but just doesn't please me. Shipping & tax on all orders. Weekly Commissions & Volumes Detail.
HOW YOU ARE PAID:  Commissions are paid on Tuesdays (except for banking holidays) via your Pay Card or Bank Deposit (to register click Money - Pay Card or Bank Deposit).  You earn 30% on sales but you are NOT paid commissions against any personal purchases.  
MIESSENCE - CERTIFIED  ORGANIC 
http://www.miessence.com/puretemple/en/category/1/skincarePRODUCT LINE UP - Great SuperFoods powders (green, alkalizing, probiotic) a nice enzymatic house cleaner and some very nice skin and body care.
SIGNING UP!  This is not an easy system to figure out.  You are required to have a monthly spend that adds up to 75 'points' but basically about $80-100+ per month or $1200 in annual spend or you won't see any commission on your sales.  OR you get folks under you.  My focus, while I sure would love to have folks join under me, has been about marketing the products themselves.  If folks love it and want to also sell it, terrific!  I don't push.
HOW YOU ARE PAID - PAYMENT - You have to ask/request payment and there are fees involved: Note: Account Transfers will incur a fee of $3.00 AUD to cover bank processing and handling charges. Transfers to accounts outside of Australia may incur additional fees imposed by the receiving bank. Australian transfers can take up to 4 business days to clear funds into your bank account.
International transfers can take up to 7 business days to clear funds. I have sold Miessence for 2 years now.  While I have gotten a few discounts on product,  I have earned zero and spent quite a bit annually.  So to beta test actually getting a paycheck out of Miessence, I selected to request a direct deposit payment of the near $50.00 I had recently 'earned'.  I got a nice letter from corporate back warning me that before they processed my request, I may be interested to know  "we advise our Reps to not withdraw amounts less than $60 due to the bank and international fees that are deducted by your bank. With amounts less than $50 you will find that you may lose almost all of your bonuses in these fees. In this case we suggest that you keep the funds and use them towards a future purchase or wait for them to increase a bit more."  And this would be why I have earned goose egg in 24 months. 
GOOD! The products are some of the best I have used.  I adore their Eye and Neck Firming Serum and won't be without their hand cream or Rejuvenating Skin Conditioner, which is perfectly light and penetrating in the heat of Texas when you need moisture but not a ton of creams on your face, neck and hands.
BAD - IF your client googles before clicking on your link to purchase, your sale will get lost. People who have purchased from your link will be in your team ONLY  as long as you are eligible to receive bonuses, meaning you must have ongoing personal orders via auto ship to ever see a bonus. 
UGLY - Prospective clients, who perhaps wish to do some research on their own first prior to ordering from you or signing up with you as an Independent Rep, will get lost or orphaned if they google search first before first going to your site and it will be entirely up to you to prove they are your clients and fix that.  Unless you are very salesy and push to have people rep under you, this is not a money maker but the products are truly honestly great.
Support - Corporate office support is spotty at best.  Once there was an issue with the website and I ended up with 70 rather than 7 shave gel samples.  Within 5 minutes I emailed to address the concern and got a reply back that the product 'had already shipped' which is physically impossible BS.  As I write a blog where many folks  purchase based upon my reviews, there's no telling who has bought what that I never saw compensation for.   IS it worth it?  This is entirely up to you and your perspective.  IF you can control your clients, get names, emails and assure you are getting credit for your sales and are into building a base of reps under you, and are passionate about effective organic products, then maybe so.  
Getting back on the topic of supplementation, Alkalizing is huge.  So is Hydration and Detoxification.  Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, recommended over 2000 years ago, “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.”  Most folks are not juicing and dining on a plant based diet and need a lot of supplementation.  In fact, anyone who is ‘eating perfectly’ in this polluted world still needs supplementation.  Hippocrates Health Institute is huge on juicing.  80% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. One of the large benefits of juicing is in the hydration.  Of course, when you dehydrate your ‘juice’ into a powder, you lose out on that hydrating  effect, but you at least get some of the nutritional benefits.  And, as you add those benefits back into a drink/smoothie then you are adding some hydration there as well.  It's always going to be better to control your food, buy fresh organic produce and make your own green juices at home but then there is work, travel and time constraints that most of us have.  
Comparing the SuperFood Line up with Miessence, Bioceutica & Essante:
Miessence:  For $75.95 you can purchase their probiotic, Alkalising or Antioxidant powders. These are their superfoods and they are excellent.  All 3 may be purchased for $204.95.  Micessence also does periodically offer a 30% off or, if your spend level is high enough they give you that.  Either power is 105g of product.
Essante :  Offers a combo pack for $97.00 or you pay $50.00 for either their Earth Greens or $47.00 for Super Reds powders.  They also offer capsules.
Miessence is 100% certified in their Super Foods and the green alkalizing food contains Chlorella and Spirulina and Wheatgrass, ALL HUGE with Hippocrates.  Essante powders are a mix of both organic and wild crafted non GMO.  You get a lot more product, 200g and for less.  From my perspective, Miessence is a better superfood offering in quality.  But, some folks will want the savings and more product that is still a great nutritional source.
Bioceutica's offering is SuperPower3 in capsule form,  $40.95.  While there is no wheatgrass, there is spirulina, resveratrol from grapes, kelp, numerous botanicals and this would be a great 'on the go' supplement if you are not inclined to make juices and smoothies  or on days that you don’t, such as when traveling perhaps.
Please drop me a line and let me know your thoughts and comments.  :)

Friday, November 10, 2017

PURE TEMPLE LOOK BETTER FEEL BETTER LIVE BETTER LAUNCH!

Hi everyone!  I am excited!  Please join me Saturday for my Bioceutica launch from the comfort of your home.  This is a quick call to introduce you to additional healthy options being introduced at PureTemple.

As most of you know who read me, my goal is helping folks live a vegan plant-based lifestyle,with a focus on raw foods,  to make efforts toward daily detoxing and eschewing chemicals and toxins from their daily lives, from buying organic clothing to being mindful of their home cleaning supplies. 

To this end, I represent 3 plant based supplement, skin and body care lines. ONLY 9% of Vitamins on the market are good.  The rest contain motor oil, coal tar, turpentine, petrochemicals and are very unhealthy! Rather than actually helping us out, they cause damage. In a polluted world, daily detoxing, a focus on a raw plant based diet and good supplementation are necessary.

You are invited to attend my Bioceutica launch this Saturday and discover great non toxic skin and body care products, custom supplements and wonderful makeup shades for the ladies. Bioceutica's cornerstone is their customized supplements, tailored to your body, based upon test results you send in after completing your Privatest.
Suzanne's Look Better, Feel Better, Live Better Launch
WHEN - Nov 11, 2017 2:00 PM Central Time
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/294971718
Or iPhone one-tap :
+16465588656,,294971718#
Or Telephone:
+1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 294 971 718

There will be a secondary call, you to hop on Facebook, from the comfort of home, Tuesday 11/14 at 7 pm (MST) for a Gratitude Giveaway-over $200 in giveaways!! I love this product line and Its short overview of the products so you can enjoy all those that interest you. I would so appreciate if you could check it out, win free goodies at the same time!! You will be glad you did! Please join in! 🙂http://www.facebook.com/events/126471184704902/

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stop Creating Negative Drama!

Walking onset every morning of your life to applause is great.  You take your bow for breathing that morning and smile for the happy adoring minions and life is good.  Perhaps those adoring crowds are filled with your beloved family members, your cat, dog or significant other or you enter the workplace a hero on that day.  All this is good drama.   But a lot of us self-sabotage by co-creating negative dramatics because we don't even realize on a conscious level that we are doing this!  Welcome to your personal wake up call.  It's here, right now and yes, you so please don't hit snooze, but share to anyone you believe needs to hear this message today.  Pay the day forward in that kindness.
Creating negative drama is a learned behavior.  We learn from parents, from relatives and from cash-strapped friends growing up.  I remember being in my 20's, working 5 and 6 jobs concurrently and always feeling the stress of paying the rent and whether there would be food to eat that week.  Whenever we live in a situation that causes us to logically truly really worry over things, this habit becomes formed of worry and of creating the drama over and over again.  The difference is that this drama can shift as we grow from oh, God, where's my next meal coming from, to drama with other aspects such as our personal life and friends.  In other words, if we are not mindful, we can actively co-create drama where there need not be any at all.
We may devalue ourselves, our worth by choosing folks around us that bring us down, who don't have our best interest in their heart.  We may become impulsive and purchase things that financially cause strain.  We may endanger ourselves with negative relationships by blindly trusting,  giving too much of ourselves away too soon to a stranger.  You may have had someone in your life that was very controlling, that you never pleased.  This can set the stage for you to personally feel at a very deep level that you are never enough.  And no matter who you had in your life that was positive, having a parent who you can never please is far more than a buzz kill; it can set you up with a lifelong disability.  I know from my own personal Mommy Dearest.   
Rather than just be a walking statistic or think there is something intrinsically wrong with you, know that each of us is here for specific reasons and that whatever work you do in life, you are the only individual on the planet that can bring you to the task.  Do so with humbleness, awe and pride.  It matters not whether you are a writer, pick up trash, heal people or manage a project.  Give yourself to the task as only you can.  Do work that resonates with your soul, work that is in line with your ethics because otherwise, the job will kill you. Even a temporary job can align in some way with your long-term goals and ethics. not everything is forever but your soul is.
All of us are walking wounded in some way no matter who you encounter.  The goal is to be kind and mindful of this while honoring your own goals and value.  You can be kind without being a patsy. Never mistake kindness for weakness.  People do this all of the time.  It takes amazing strength to be kind, particularly in the face of cruelty, and I really believe this is what God meant when he said the meek shall inherit the earth.  Being kind does not, however, mean allowing anyone to trample over your personal boundaries.  You can step back and observe any situation and diplomatically address what works and what doesn't for yourself. 
Look for the re-runs on that show you just watched.  If you have a scene, somebody cheats on you or otherwise uses you, or you find yourself losing another job in a fairly short succession, you notice that stuff keeps playing out for you the same or similar? Ahem, then the common denominator is you.  You are co- creating the situation by setting the stage perfectly to have the very same negativity take place in your life.  This could be to fix a bad family dynamic, overcoming drug addiction, but it is a strong signal that you need to take a step back and work on you.  Get some self help and heal my friend.   There is no shame in being a bit tweaked, we all are.  The shame is in continuing to blame others and refuse to look in the mirror and make the necessary changes.  Now, you may say, 'but the person at work went off the rails or my spouses always end up abusive and it's not me, it's them.  My friends always betray me so they are the ones to blame.'  Here is the rock bottom of this: YOU chose to have these people in your life.  If they are a parent, then you are choosing to continue that relationship, knowing full on well it is a toxic one.  People tell you who they are in the first 10 minutes...if you are really listening.  It's true!
You cannot change the way someone else thinks, feels or acts, but you do have control over yourself, how you choose to think, feel and act. You can re-program your thinking any time you like because 30 days makes a new habit!  This is not about entitlement, being overly proud of who you are and what you deserve, it is about being real with yourself, your goals and honoring why you are here.  All of us deserve peace and support along our journey.  It can be so very easy to get down into the fray at times with negative people saying ugly things.  These are people who truly don't deserve you, don't deserve your time or your presence so make an exit away from high negative drama wherever you see it being repeated.  The world can be harsh so wherever feasible,  surround yourself with things and people and places which uplift you, bring joy and camaraderie and cater to calm.  
Recommended books, just click on the hi-lite.d text for the link :  

Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering 

Choosing Peace: New Ways to Communicate to Reduce Stress, Create Connection, and Resolve Conflict (Mediate Your Life: A Guide to Removing Barriers to Communication Book 1) 

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Friday, October 27, 2017

The Best Pure Water At Home CWG & Zero Water Pitcher Review

We live in a damaged world, one in which we humans are 100% culpable.  Plastics and pharmaceutical drugs are in all municipal water supplies.  Cities don't want to spend the money necessary to clean up our drinking water.  And we wonder why we have chronic illnesses running rampant. 
Today I wanted to talk about Clear Water Revival or CWG which is Dr. Speisers organization where he is both skilled, knowledgeable and passionate about cleaning up your drinking water. If you go to his site to look around,  use referral code 'puretemple' for a discount! 
Roy lectured on water during my Hippocrates training so I immediately looked him up.  His website is full of great information and Dr. Speiser will get on the phone with you and he can look up your zip code and tell you just how badly your water is doing.
I am currently saving for a whole house filtration system for our bad Dallas water.  The whole house, for us will run just under 2k plus hiring the plumber.  I have a master bathroom remodel in mind and plan to incorporate all that work with the plumber and have both pure bathing and drinking water! 
When you bathe or shower, the body drinks up about 6 cups of water so it is really very important to clean up both what you purposely drink as well as what you shower or soak in.
Water also has TDS or Total Dissolved Solids from Agricultural runoff.  Ain't nobody got time for that.  It should not be in our water supply!  But the very good news is that CWG will be able to totally clean up your water, making it pristine and re-mineralized.
What if you want to clean up your drinking water but don't have 2k right at the moment or reside in an apartment?  This is where the Zero Water Pitcher comes into play along with some re-mineralizing supplementation with Super Hydrogen sticks.   The Zero water pitcher is appropriately named.  Also featured in my Hippocrates training as one of the best ways to purify your water on the road, I use this puppy at home.  It removes TDS, chlorine, fluoride and other contaminates however in that process, there is a term 'dead water' when the water is stripped of its minerals and all that life that is normal for it to contain...living waters.  
What I do at the house for the bath is use a filter for the showers and bath water.  You may notice, as I did, a 'calmer' feel to the water.  Knowing I am doing something good for me that reduces toxic exposure makes it worthwhile.  For drinking, I have a few more steps.  First, I use the zero water pitcher.  Next, I put all the purified water into a glass vessel on top of our kitchen island for the whole family to drink from.  In the vessel, I have the mineral sticks.  But I also take some of the water out of the Zero and let it sit overnight in a copper pitcher which is an ayurvedic principle but guys!!!  Going onto Amazon to provide these links for you, I see they now have THIS, 219oz Indian Art Villa Handmade Pure Copper Water Dispenser!  How gorgeous!  I am probably good just doing the pitcher since over time, the water is going to have a more distinctive taste the longer it sits in the copper vessel.  One of the things it helps with is grey hair if you are prematurely greying due to mineral loss.   And so yes, I have been all over the copper like white on rice, baby!  But as I drink this pure and nicely mineralized water, I think about how this is helping my body, my bones and teeth which over time can lose minerals and get creaky.  Ain't nobody got time for that!  Be healthy and please post a comment on how you enjoy the products and health recommendations I write about.  I love hearing from you!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hippocrates Health Institute - Get Your Free Syllabus Now!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Toxin Free Skin & Body Care

As a plant-based lifestyle consultant, I advocate clean skincare, body care and home care, free of toxins, because we are all overloaded in today’s world. It’s not about whether the products
you use today work, they most likely do, however at what cost is the question? We need to ask this question because over 70% of everything we apply on our skin soaks into our body.
Below are links to my blog as well as direct links to 3 fabulous product lines. Whether you wish to detox, order plant-based vitamins, or detox your home or skincare regimen, you will find
pure and potent products here. A few things I am excited about: Bioceutica's Intuitive Reverse 20 de-aging face pack, and their Priva Test that checks how your body is doing and what
added nourishment you might need; Miessence SuperFoods and Essante's Z3 Facelift Pack & laundry detergent.  Also with these lines comes opportunity, for both personal vibrant health
and a busines opportunity if interested. Enjoy your exploration and reach out to me with any questions.
http://puretemple.org/
www.bioceutica.com/puretemple
www.EssanteOrganics.com/Puretemple
http://www.miessence.com/puretemple/en/category/1/skincare

Saturday, September 16, 2017

How Expendable Am I - Service - Domestic & Otherwise


Debbie Downer Dashboard

Most everything we do can be viewed as a service, whether it is removing a cancer, detailing a car, housekeeping, managing a project, implementing a service, driving a cab or going on location picking up after people’s pets. We can also view all of our personal relationships in the same vein.  Everything we do boils down to what it is we offer and the value being placed, currently, on what we deliver.  Since we are all put on this earth to learn how to love more fully, grow in grace and help our fellow beings on this planet, service, being in the service of others, is one of the greatest ways we show love and help others.   We all have our best days and those not so.  To keep yourself on the right path and track, it is a good lesson to periodically ask yourself ‘How expendable am I?’ What perception do others have of me and my work?  When I am gone, what mark will Ieave?
Here's a great read on the topic being opened up here: Julie B. Kamp, From My Bad to My Best
All of us, in fact, are both unique, inimitable, a true treasure and, sadly, expendable. When we are placed correctly, when we give what is at hand our full attention, it is amazing what can be accomplished.  We bring ourselves, our uniquely creative, super smart, funny, dedicated and determined ( or whatever brand you are known by) soul to the work at hand unlike any other.  What we each do is as unique as our fingerprint.  Life here is short, so the goal should be to live our very best life and share out our best efforts.  There is a great article called Brand You.  Google if you haven’t read it.  We brand ourselves by how we present our souls to the world each day.
Perhaps you are known as the go-to Subject Matter Expert, or the most helpful.  Nobody else can do it exactly the way you do it.  And so it is, with this understanding that we are, in the end, expendable.  Being expendable is what keeps us humble as well as on fire to do our best most days.  If you review yourself honestly and don’t like your brand, you can change it by making new, upgraded daily choices, choices that make you more approachable, nicer, easier to work with as well as choices that affect the product you sell, support or produce.
 Brands are everyplace. If you are a window cleaner, are you cordial and happy in your work or too lazy to scope the job prior to giving a price then arrive all grumpy and blame the customer when there's an extra window to clean?  Do you show up at the office with the latest home drama all a wreck and out of sorts? Do you clean houses but forget about the high dusting, washing the bed linens or baseboards thinking that will somehow go unnoticed? Are you a doctor using old outdated surgical techniques?  Are you someone who likes to stir the pot, micro-manage every teammates' move, or control every situation?
When someone thinks of you, what do they envision?  What is your personal brand?   When you think of your personal label, that label is also applied to every business.  What do we know Lexus as?  What begins to disintegrate when the company no longer stands for quality?  What happens when all the leather covered dashboards in their high-end cars peel up, look atrocious and the company nicely confirms with you that there is no recall on that item and it will cost 22k to replace that dashboard?  What happens when other mechanical failures take place?  What begins to change about the story of Lexus?  This is my personal story on Lexus, by the way.  Always garaged, it has been a 'Lexus Lemon' with prematurely failing parts; a failed leaky water pump, amplifier, suspension parts along with a really knarly dashboard I have to stare at daily.
What happens when you are known for excellent appliances (and charge accordingly) then become the kind of business that slides on quality, 'offers' a 3 year warranty and when there's a problem, you tell your customer you never received their warranty card?
What happens when you are known for upholstery work but you don't always pull off a quality job?  Instead, you break a clients chair, get the new fabric all dirty, then refuse to return the chair or clean the upholstery you sullied and instead, laugh at and blame the client?  Yes, another personal example.  Doing this chair correctly the first time would of course been the preferable route. Having screwed it up badly, spending less than $50.00 on cleaning the chair, some wood glue and appropriately sized screws and less than half a gallon of gas to return it, would have been best option number 2.  I would have gone away happy my chair was back and fixed.  I did not begin the exchange irate but I sure ended things with the upholsterer that way and I share my story often.  I am no longer burning with anger, but now my goal is to help others NOT have their furnishings potentially suffer the same sorry fate.
What have you done for me lately?  Why should I vote with my dollars on your business?  When our focus stops being trained on delivering quality workmanship and excellent customer care, and instead, becomes all about shirking responsibility and getting the money right in front of you, that is when you begin to fail, spiritually and physically.
Sadly, most of us have our own private, or not so private, arsenal of things done wrong to us out of greed, corruption or lack of education.  Our actions always have intentions behind them.  Those intentions should always be noble.  When they are not, then restitution is in order.  Sometimes, it is an associate who causes the fault but karmically speaking, if there is wrongdoing and you are empowered to change that, then it is foolishness to think you can simply do nothing about it and everything will be just fine.  Spiritually we are our brother's keeper so we are beholden to our brothers walking this path, like it or not, with each of us weighed and measured by our intentions and actions.  We are only human, so the goal is restitution where possible and assuring that, predominately, your intentions are coming from a pure place.
Fulfilling your service well means taking ownership for what you produce.  The customer is not always right.  But, it is the smart business that delves into the full scope of what took place, make an honest assessment of their employees, their business and what really happened and graciously make the attempt to go above and beyond to change any negative perception because those perceptions live on and spread like a virus.   When you anger a customer, you truly have no control over their actions, both immediate and future. Whether they throw a fit or leave quietly, neither means that this is over for them, or you.  Your customer most likely works someplace, has friends, family, a good internet connection.  They may be a judge, lawyer, work in advertising and be well connected in the community.
When you work for yourself, please understand that you don't really.  When you are working at my house, that means you work for me and during that particular moment in time, I am your boss.  We all have a man.  None of us escapes working for the man.  It may be a spouse, contract or independent work, volunteer work, or with a big corporation but there are always people to please, folks with expectations from you that you are either meeting and exceeding or failing at.
When you are working with a client you represent the company to that individual.  Missteps happen and not everything, not every situation is going to be remedied.  But here is the outline to make most of them right, correct what went sideways, and then hopefully for the very angry customers who cannot be appeased, perhaps they will one day be in a place to acknowledge you did your best, you attempted a fair resolution.
Cordial – Always be polite and nice.  You don’t really know what kind of day someone you are working with has had, so extend grace.  When you get into a shouting match, you have both already lost and nobody will be able to tell who is the bigger fool.  Keep a level head and let the other person steam away.
Fair – Look for the win-win and be honest with your faults, you will get more respect for that.  If a mistake was made, it should be rectified and swiftly.
Honesty - Don't quote one price and show up later with a new improved quote twice as expensive with excuses as to why.  Believe me, this will become what you are known for.  People will talk and tell others the story.  Also, don't lie.  Don't tell someone you will fix something then walk on that promise.  They may never ever call you to remind you about what you committed to but that absolutely does not mean they forgot about it or that you going back on your word doesn't matter because it does and yes, they will tell the story. what I have found in my polling is that most folks go quiet in front of the business that burned them, preferring to move on with things.  They do, however, still talk about what happened and share that advertisement and sometimes for years or even decades.  Nobody wins really by being dishonest about the truth of things.
Stability – The best service and the best companies provide a product that is constant, bringing stability to what is delivered to each and every customer each and every time. Instability means your brand cannot be trusted.
Ownership – Take ownership of what you do, the product you deliver.  One bad day, one bungled project may be an ‘oops oh well’ to you but to your client and the business you represent, the end result is that you did not shine and that is the story that gets told.
YOU ONLY CONTROL YOU - You may be in temporary work, or feel that your job doesn't really matter but trust me, to someone it sure does!   At the end of the day, you have great power to make things happen right, but you have zero control over who hears that story. When you take the high road and offer your level best every day, relationships can turn magical.  Inner peace grows.  Home life and clients improve.  Make your story count by doing your best.