3 Steps to Your Very Own Strategic Plan

A few years ago, my business partner and I had an inspiration to spend 2 hours on New Year’s Eve and do something not so celebratory – strategic financial planning for our next year. It was time for us to put our “big girl” panties on. We created a budget and revenue projections for the […]

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 […]

Why It’s Not About Earning Success

I wonder if you can relate to the following? You do everything right. You bend over backwards for your client. You over-deliver. On the marketing front, you spent weeks re-doing your website, you send a weekly e-zine, you are active on Facebook, you go to networking events, you exhibit at festivals and all this while you run your business […]

Sow Your Success Seeds in 2014

I love this time of the year. There is so much positive energy for a wonderful and successful year and everyone, for the most part, is optimistic about what the New Year will bring. How many posts have you seen on social media lately that read “2014 is going to be my year!”? Sadly, this […]

The Life Lesson from Snorkeling

Snorkeling is one of my favorite activities when I visit the Caribbean (or other Tropical places). It never ceases to astonish me that once you get your face in the water and the mask is clear that there is an entirely hidden world going on under the surface. No matter how rough the surface of the […]

5 Tips for Bridal Show Success

Bridal shows can be a very productive marketing tool. They can also be one big waste of time and money if you don’t do them correctly. If you have never done one before, the concept can be very daunting and stop you from taking the plunge. In the spirit of helping you become more productive with […]

5 Tips for Practicing a Successful 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, […]