Long Term Vision or Instant Gratification


What You Want Most vs NowWhich will give you more happiness over time?

Instant Gratification or Long Term Vision

By definition:

Instant – an infinitesimal space of time.

Vision – unusual discernment or foresight (a person of vision)

What is it that you really want to be able to do?

  • Have Time Freedom
  • Be able to care for Family
  • Provide for your Family
  • Give back to your Community (external Family).
  • Assist others in reaching their goals.

Patience is a virtue that will enable you to enjoy the benefits of achieving your long-term vision done in a careful way over a long period of time without hurrying.

Danielle’s Thought:

After all of this time, I realized I have been in the direct selling industry since I began my virtual business over 9 years ago…it just is not in a package that is easily transferable to someone who has an open mind and is coach-able to try something different.



Fact vs. Fiction 

Derm RF - Rodan + Fields


When it comes to skincare, there’s a lot of confusion out there. We’ve created this Derm RF column to help you clear up the confusion so you can make every day count when it comes to caring for your skin.

Fact or fiction?If I use a moisturizer, I won’t get wrinkles.

Fiction. While moisturizers provide vital hydration to the skin, they alone cannot prevent wrinkles. The best defense includes sunscreen to help prevent sun damage and extrinsic aging, as well as a variety of cosmeceuticals, which can help to improve the quality of the skin, including diminishing the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles.

Top 5 Ingredients for Fighting Wrinkles:


Broad Spectrum Sunscreen. A good broad-spectrum sunscreen that guards against both UVA and UVB rays is essential if you want to stave off the signs of aging. Even if you’re only exposed to the sun 20 minutes a day…

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South River Entrepreneur to hold networking event!

South River consultant Danielle Oswald will hold a presentation on March 5 at Ria Mar. danielle_new_photo_tnDanielle Oswald, a longtime entrepreneur and independent consultant, will hold a networking event and business presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. March 5 at Ria Mar, 25 Whitehead Ave., South River. In addition to an opportunity to make new contacts in a fun atmosphere with tasty food and drinks, the evening will provide an opportunity for individuals looking for a change or something new to learn about becoming an independent consultant with the fourth largest premium skin care company in the United States. Oswald also recommends the opportunity for moms who want to work from home, which she initially did as a web designer for a firm that she now owns. For more information about the company’s line of products and independent business opportunities, visit https://luminousyou.myrandf.com/. For more about Oswald, visit http://www.danielleoswald.com and https://www.facebook.com/DanielleOswaldConsultant. She can be contacted at 732-259-5436, danielle@danielleoswald.com, http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielleoswald and https://twitter.com/dearley74. Staff Writer Bob Makin: 732-565-7319; bmakin@MyCentralJersey.com My Central Jersey: http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/money/business/2015/02/19/south-river-entrepreneur-holds-consulting-presentation/23702091/

Fact vs. Fiction 

Get The Facts from the most quoted dermatologist in the US.

Derm RF - Rodan + Fields


When it comes to skincare, there’s a lot of confusion out there. People are bombarded with conflicting information and a cluttered marketplace. We’ve created this new Derm RF column to help you clear up the confusion so you can make every day count when it comes to caring for your skin.

Do you have a skincare claim you’d like us to investigate? We want to hear them. Comment below with your suggestions.

Fact or fiction? Skincare is less important than procedures.

When it comes to caring for your skin, you don’t have to go to extremes to age extremely well. While peels, injections, lasers, microdermabrasion and other procedures can yield great results, they require regular visits to the dermatologist’s office and come with a huge skinpact—they’re expensive, sometimes painful and often have considerable recovery time.

The truth is, with modern advances in skincare science, daily skincare can often make more…

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Time Will Never Be Right – Do It Anyway!

How will you spend your time?

Time will pass…take an opportunity and run!

I can proudly say that the time was not perfect, but I did it anyway:

Resume my college education in Jan of 2001 after my Dad passed away in 1999.

Beginning a new job on March of 2003, that requires me to take the train into the city occasionally – never went into the city by myself.

Received my BA in Labor Studies & Employment Relations in May 2003

Continued my post graduate degree in June 2003.

Purchasing our first home in April 2005 ( in NJ at the peak if the market).  Oh my $$$

While purchasing a home, we found out we were pregnant, baby. (I remember saying after Dean was born saying, people do this again…… on purpose?)

May 2005 –  did not return to work after my maternity leave was over, this scared the sh*t out of my hubby.  Hmmm what did I do?

April 2006 began working as an Entrepreneur – no idea how I would make this work…but I was determined.

February 2008- we did it again…on purpose.  Welcome  Matty!

Fast forward to January 2013 – after working 5-6 years with such a great woman— she sold her website design business to me!  Thank you!!!!!!!  Eternally grateful!

August 2013- my sweet cousin Liz, thought of me with this new business opportunity!  I’m eternally in your debt, I love that blood made us close….but RF secured our family bond beyond comprehension!

Tonight, 10/7/14-I’m hanging out in NYC with people I’m not only proud to call business partners… But my extended RF family!

The time will NEVER be right!  When you are a great opportunity, grab it and DO NOT LET GO!!!

On The Same Page

Set expectations, iron out details for successful project completion

By Danielle Oswald

I have never settled for the status quo. That attitude has helped me to work from home with a legitimate business.

We all have different expectations of the same situations. When it comes to matters of business, however, it is best to set out the expectations of each party and come to an agreement — and under- stand exactly what each is agreeing to. When working with clients and staffing firms, I expect honest, direct communication. Here are some lessons I have learned from recent interactions that can benefit both clients and consultants.

Definitions. I lost a new website client about a month into the job. Yes, I was under contract and I was under the impression the client understood the details of the contract and that I was adhering to them. That was my big mistake. The lesson I’ve learned is both parties agree on definitions of terms. In this particular case, we didn’t end up agreeing on what “everything” entails. My promise to myself moving forward is I will do my best to be extremely detailed in what will or will not be provided. Recruiters can help with this by ensuring both the temporary worker and client understand and agree to these terms.

Project evolution. Clients and temps both need to be flexible as the project moves on, because expectations change. A great idea at the beginning of the project may turn out to not be the best idea halfway through. There should also be key check-in points throughout the course of the project so that all parties are satisfied with the status of the project. A recruiter or staffing firm representative can help by touching base periodically to ensure both parties remain on the same page.

Before you post. It is most beneficial for the staffing agency to consider the position it will be hiring for carefully and ensure the expectations of the hiring manger and direct supervisor line up so there are no power struggles once the person placed in the position begins. This will help to provide a work environment that is unified so the worker is not placed in an uncomfortable position of choosing to please the hiring manager or the direct supervisor.

It also helps to determine what skills are best suited from the person to complete the task at hand. If you will be training them in new programs exclusive to the client company, then the best applicant is someone who has a history of learning new tasks quickly.

Honesty brings referrals. Referrals, I believe, are the very best way to get a client or temp. About 90 percent of my clients are from referrals. But it goes both ways. Would I recommend a client to an acquaintance? Would I recommend the staffing provider I may have worked with? A big factor in whether I would is communication — and how the client or staffing provider responds to what I have to say. Clients/customers can expect honest communication from me.

While my asking direct questions that get to the root of what my clients need may be uncomfortable, it is necessary to avoid conflicts down the road as the project progresses. This type of honest communication is greatly appreciated by my clients, and staffing providers should encourage clients to keep an open mind to what their assigned temporary workers may be saying.

Exit interviews. Along the lines of honest communications, staffing agencies would certainly benefit by conducting exit interviews at the completion of a project to get an accurate assessment of their worker’s and client’s experience. Leave the emotions out of it and be honest with workers and clients to determine best placement options for future opportunities.

Danielle Oswald can be reached at danielle@dlo-consulting.com.

Guest Author Publication:  http://www.staffingindustry.com/Research-Publications/Publications/Staffing-Industry-Review/October-2014/The-Other-Side-On-the-Same-Page

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Looking Back….Experience breeds Confidence

Contingent Workforce Strategies October 2006

Contingent Workforce Strategies
October 2006

Check out this article from Contingent Workforce Strategies from October 2006.

They were looking to profile the newly emerging pool of contingent workers (stay at home Moms).  I was profiled!!! When I had my first son Dean in December 2005 – I was determined to be a work at home Mom.   Experience has made me confident.  I did it and now you can too!  We live in a wonderful time where technology enables us to work anywhere.

Lets start a conversation today to build the future of your dreams!  It is attainable.

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Danielle Oswald | http://www.danielleoswald.com | danielle@dlo-consulting.com

Thank you to Tori Johnson, Stacey Smith, Linda Shapiro & Kristi Stangeland for helping me design the life I dreamed of….the best is yet to come!


Working From Home – NOT Always a Scam


Before I had my oldest son, who is 8 years old, I was very determined to not return to my full-time job. Based on the position I had, I did try to negotiate for a modified schedule where I worked from home 3-4 days a week. I researched, created a proposal and met with my bosses. I thought it would work, because I was already working in a remote location from the home office…but they did not bite.

To be quite honest, this did not sit so well with my husband, as we purchased our first home based on a two person income. He was worried that we would not keep our house, etc. I knew that it would work out for us, though I did not know exaclty know how it would.

I did find what I like to call my bridge job, that enabled me to make a modest income as I was searching for something more substantial. Believe me this was a very modest income….but got me over canyon, ravene, river or whatever you can visualize as being a hurdle.

I surpassed this hurdle until I was fired from this position…..thankfully.

During the time I worked at this bridge job, I found a work from home consulting opportunity with a woman who was a website designer for CPAs and small businesses who had written a series of articles regarding creating website, etc. I began working for her as a virtual administrative assistant.

As her website design business expanded, I began assisting with website updates and creation. Fast forward to November 2013, one of our usual  weekly calls would change my life…I was asked by this wonderful woman whom I had worked with for years to take over the reigns of her company as she and her husband were moving out of the country. I happily accepted and imagedecided to learn later….again I wasn’t quite sure how it would work out but I knew that it would….so far so good.

As an entrepreneur, I understand the importance, especially in today’s economy to have multiple streams of income coming into one household….I have got a BIG one right now…

In August of 2013, my cousin thought of me to join her as a partner with the doctors that created Proactiv….they are now doing for Aging Skin what they did for Acne. They originally launched int high end reail store and became the best selling clinical brand in Nordtrom. But the doctors wanted to expand their reach. With the introduction of social media….the drs realized how quickly they could share their products via network marketing as opposed to the glass counters of retail stores.

You now have the opportunity to partner with the doctors and not only change your skin, but change your life. Are you ready? Lets talk today!




I am a Daddy’s Girl.  I always have been and always will be.  Even though my Father passed away in 1999, I believe that his spirit is providing me the unwavering support that I always have needed to make the important decisions in my life.  I can remember countless times as a young adult, looking to him for guidance as to what I should do.  He never told me what to do, he gave me his opinion and I worked through my own decision making process with his opinion in consideration.

After the birth of my first son, I knew that I could not go back to the job that I was working at.  I told my husband that I did not want to go back to my former job, but I did not have a solid plan in place for suitable replacement.  This was very worrisome to him, but I just knew that it would work out for us.  I didn’t know how, but I knew.  It was what was best for my family and the opportunity would come in the appropriate time.  Each opportunity was a stepping stone for something greater.  Every time, something greater has happened.

It is very important to stay positive and believe that you deserve the best.  See the good in people, even when they are not good to you.