What’s In a Name?

The short answer to that question: EVERYTHING! Ask yourself: “If I did not have a name, how could I identify myself? If I had no name, who would I be?” Your name is extremely important. Your name is your life! It is how you identify yourself. It is how others identify you. Sometimes we don’t recognizeContinue reading “What’s In a Name?”

How are you telling YOUR story?

Brene Brown says that if we OWN the story we can write the ending. Jardin has just started a new chapter. Yesterday Jardin reopened after three months of dismantling, breaking down, re-visioning and rebuilding. I walked through the door and was in awe. There was no grand opening, just business as usual…friends huddled together overContinue reading “How are you telling YOUR story?”

What Are You Willing to Risk?

Have you ever planned something – visualized exactly how it was going to unfold and then experience something totally beyond your control? That’s how it was for me when I met Arnold Best. We were meeting at half past one at Rituals in St. Ann’s. I got there about quarter after to settle myself andContinue reading “What Are You Willing to Risk?”

You Can ALWAYS Make a Fresh Start!

Encouraged by her sister to come to the school she was attending, Kelly started looking at what might interest her. She chose Advertising and in particular, Graphic Design. She applied, got accepted and spent the next two years in Canada. In London, Ontario, Kelly also got her “feet wet” in fashion merchandising. She had aContinue reading “You Can ALWAYS Make a Fresh Start!”

Are Some Problems Too Complicated to be Resolved?

I had just asked Franka Philip (fondly known as FP)…”How has failure set you up for later success?” Failure is like a Gordian knot. You must always take a closer look at why you failed, how you could re-do or do better. Failing is traumatic however if you don’t beat up, refuse to blame, itContinue reading “Are Some Problems Too Complicated to be Resolved?”

From Happiness to Hell and Finally…MAGIC!

Entrepreneurship is in Gabrielle’s DNA. She grew up seeing a brother in photography, a dad who worked at Caroni but also did woodwork and a mom who was a schoolteacher and did ceramics. Creating came naturally to Gabby so when she received a book on Handmade Greeting cards as a gift from her mom, sheContinue reading “From Happiness to Hell and Finally…MAGIC!”

Entrepreneur by Day – Single Mom 24/7

Although we have no pictures to show for it, Lyselle remembers having a passion for dogs as a baby in pampers! When I first met Lyselle, she was jobless and in need of some direction. Her mom had cut out one of my Business Newsday columns and given it to her. Lyselle gave me aContinue reading “Entrepreneur by Day – Single Mom 24/7”