Confused about what travel industry events to attend?

The 5 Pillars to Travel Industry Education GIFTE’s new tagline (that appears on the back of our business cards) is, “the next generation of travel education.” Let’s face it – it’s been a while since most travel industry education vehicles have been updated. At GIFTE, we like to believe that we are paving a new […]

How Do I Find Great I.C.s (Independent Contractors) for my “Queen Bee” business?

In the Make Money Selling Travel Blueprint (MMSTB), GIFTE’s signature online learning program, the very first module is about business models.  Why?  Because most travel business owners have a broken business model based upon how travel businesses made money 25 years ago.  The module talks about why most travel business models are broken (and why we have a […]

Why Gratitude Can Backfire

Without a doubt, there are few emotional states more powerful and creative than that of appreciation and gratitude.  Because of this, we see a lot of philosophies about exercising gratitude.  Celebrating “Thankful Thursday” is a common practice.  The advice, “have an attitude of gratitude” gets doled out as often at popcorn at a movie.  You […]

When It’s Time to Tell a New Story

In another article, “How to Discover the Successful Business Owner Within You” I shared that a very wise person once said to me, “Meredith, if you’ve been wanting something for a very long time and it hasn’t come to fruition yet, odds are, you have the wrong ‘part’ running the show in that segment of […]