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 and … Continue reading What Are You Willing to Risk?
We always have a choice in how we are going to respond to any situation. Yesterday I was thrown off my game because I chose to be rattled by a text in the morning and I let it consume me for a couple of hours: I discussed it with 3 friends and commiserated with my … Continue reading How is this Going to Affect Me?
In terms of popular training workshops, we always find customer service and sales holding the top two spots. And for good reason because at the end of the day, businesses ultimately only fail or succeed for one reason… customers. According to Michael Simmons, a serial entrepreneur who has built one of the biggest online learning … Continue reading Why Sales Won’t Increase With Sales Training Alone
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 a … Continue reading You Can ALWAYS Make a Fresh Start!
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, it … Continue reading Are Some Problems Too Complicated to be Resolved?
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, she … Continue reading From Happiness to Hell and Finally…MAGIC!
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 a … Continue reading Entrepreneur by Day – Single Mom 24/7