What To Do When People Don’t Value Your Expertise

There have been enough posts in our private GIFTE forum that have the same theme, I felt it warranted an article. The theme is about clients, colleagues, friends or neighbors not recognizing your value and asking rude or obnoxious requests. Sometimes the request is to “tap your brain” for free because they just don’t have […]

The Dirty Little Secret of the Travel Business

You may have heard that adopting a successful mindset is a major factor to your success. Perhaps it’s the only factor since your mindset drives everything else. But what does that really mean, to lead with a successful mindset? In the day-to-day of life and business, how does one maintain a successful mindset? I spent a long […]

5 Tips for Practicing a Success Mindset

You may have heard that adopting a successful mindset is a major factor to your success. Perhaps it’s the only factor since your mindset drives everything else. But what does that really mean, to lead with a successful mindset? In the day-to-day of life and business, how does one maintain a successful mindset amidst conflict, demanding clients, […]

Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

Let’s face it. It happens. Maybe you know someone. Maybe it’s you. Whoever it is, you are going along in life, you are doing all the right things, you mean well, you follow the rules, and bam! You are knocked on the head with something bad. Something that takes you out at the knees. You are left asking the question, “why […]

Olympic Style Results For Your Travel Business

Seeing people at their fullest potential fascinates me. That’s why I love the Olympics. But what’s the difference between the alpine skier who wins the gold and the skier who doesn’t even make it to the Olympics? Or the bobsledder who didn’t qualify 4 years earlier, but then comes back to win a gold medal and break […]

The 1 Behavior That Will Make or Break You

  As a travel business coach, something that keeps me up at night is trying to understand why people’s results vary so much. This is not a conundrum isolated to the travel business either. This is a phenomenon that is widespread. Just think about the entrepreneurial world as a whole. According to www.smallbiztrends.com, 95% of small businesses fail within […]

Are You Trying to “Wing It” on Free?

There was a time in my travel business where I found myself attracting clients that wanted every discount, upgrade and freebie possible. You know who I am talking about – it’s the client that calls you to book a 3-night hotel stay were the 3rd night is free and they want you to book their […]

A Lesson on Boundaries

Recently, I received a voicemail from a woman who wanted to know more about an upcoming workshop we are offering. I forwarded the voicemail to someone on my team who promptly returned her call to answer her questions. The woman was not impressed that she didn’t hear back from me directly and, quite bluntly, was rude […]