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Happy New Year 2017

Today Was A Good Day Happy New Year 2017! I spent the morning with my dear friend, Anise, and her two boys.  Anise is the author of There Are Seven Houses on My Street: A Child’s View on Religions, you should totally check it out. There is something quite magical about spending time with babies and toddlers.  They are curious, push boundaries, and rarely accept no for an answer.  Grown ups can learn a lot from young children.  Being curious, […]

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Peggy Vincent | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Peggy Vincent is the founder of Comfy Cozy, Inc. in East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania. Describe your business (work, passion) in 3 to 5 sentences. I create designs that are whimsical and inspirational which are printed on Pillowcases. In addition, I work with clients to create exclusive, custom designs for events, business, personal, teams, etc. My passion is taking an idea, theme or image and designing fun & functional products that serve as keepsakes or marketing materials. How did you get started […]

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Matthew McConaughey Got It Right | How to Get More Testimonials and Happy Clients

If you are a long time follower of this blog, you know that my husband and I own a custom furniture business called ShaKa Studios. We launched our website in 1998 and sell high-end niche furniture. We do NOT have a SHOWROOM. NOR can our clients EVEN SEE the furniture before they buy! You are probably asking yourself how that is possible. The answer is simple. I ask for testimonials. A Simple Way to Get More Testimonials I use SendOutCards […]

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Rhonda Dallas | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Rhonda Dallas is the founder of R2EWD:  Reaching To Empower Women Daily, in Houston, Texas. Describe your business (work, passion) in 3 to 5 sentences. R2EWD is a non-profit organization whose mission is to mentor women who are facing everyday challenges through coaching, and consulting. I also mentor children in combating obesity. I coach, teach, and train people to turn their dreams into reality How did you get started in your business? I started by building partnerships within my community and […]

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Sales Trainer Tom Hopkins Explains Why He Sends Thanksgiving Cards

Tom Hopkins is a world-renowned sales trainer. He built his real estate business by sending 6 hand written greeting cards per year to his clients, and potential clients.  By doing so, he became the top producing real estate agent in the state of California. Today, Mr. Hopkins uses SendOutCards to automate his greeting card system with the same personal touch as a handwritten card. The Power of a Thanksgiving Card In the following video, Tom Hopkins explains why he sends […]

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Sir Ian McKellen Reads Bruno Mars

Todays’ moment of gratitude is for Sir Ian McKellen. Sir Ian McKellen is best known for his role of Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. You might also recognize him as Magneto in the X-Men movies. If I am being perfectly honest, my favorite McKellen role is Freddie in the BBC Sitcom Vicious. Regardless of whether he is performing as a meddling wizard, evil supervillain with mutant powers, or washed up aging gay actor, Sir Ian McKellen […]

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Namaste

Namaste Today’s moment of gratitude is for Lisa, my first yoga instructor. Lisa explained that namaste, in sanskrit, means “the divinity in me salutes the divinity in you.” Yoga and meditation have now gone mainstream in the western hemisphere.  True to form, Westerners have urbanized the greeting, and now it has many meanings and translations. Yoga and meditation practitioners choose the definition that is most comfortable within their own belief system. Choose the meaning that best reflects your intention and celebrate one […]

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Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Gives $32 Billion to Empower Women and Eradicate Disease

I’d like to give a moment of gratitude to Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia who announced earlier this week he is giving away $32 billion, his entire fortune, to charitable causes. Among other things, the money will be used to: bring electricity to rural villages eradicate disease build orphanages and schools promote women’s literacy teach women how to run for local office “Early in my life I had a dream that I have always hoped to realize. I […]

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Meet the Battling Bertha Team | Birthday Party Photos

It takes an army to battle Bertha. I am blessed beyond measure to have a large battalion of warriors by my side through my breast cancer journey. They have fed my family, made sure my home was clean, visited me during treatments and hospital stays, and given much needed moral support. A couple weeks back, we celebrated my 45th birthday with Mexican food and Red Velvet Cake. It was fun because not all of the warriors were acquainted.  It is […]

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3 Relationship Marketing Rules

We received a great Christmas gift via Twitter from a client over at ShaKa Studios. Through all the hustle and bustle, the small things we do consistently over time, to create great relationships with our clients, continue to yield positive results. Today, I am sharing my 3 Relationship Marketing rules. Relationship Marketing Means More Loyal Clients Relationship marketing is about creating relationships with your clients.  When you have a relationship, your client is more likely to do business with you […]

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