7 Secrets to Save Time and Eliminate Overwhelm

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There’s nothing worse than the frustration of an unending List of Things To Do that just gets longer. No sooner do you cross off one item than another takes its place. Does this sound familiar? (I currently have over 300 items on my giant list. I can’t even look at it all at once or it will send me into

Are You Caught in These Self-Sabotaging Mind Traps?

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By: G.E. Masana (Though this article’s geared to wedding photographers, the principles revealed here apply to us all. You’re a smart cookie, so you’ll see how it applies to what you do too.) Not too long ago I published a manual detailing my wedding photography system for creating large after-wedding in-person sales using album pre-designs. As the manual circulated around

How Can I Build My Wedding Business Living Paycheck to Paycheck?

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Stuck In a Rut “I have a very SERIOUS problem. I am a Certified Event Planner and (please this is very embarrassing to me) I work as an administrative assistant. Making $300.00 a week. Yes, please I can literally see your faces right now. Don’t get me wrong, I do weddings here and there, but after losing my business, I

How to Get More Done by Taking a Break

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By Megan Miranda I know what you’re thinking, entrepreneurs don’t have time for breaks! These days, people equate taking a 15 minute break to being lazy. While you may cringe and the idea and think it is counter-intuitive, taking regular breaks from your work can actually make you more productive. Think of your brain as a muscle — it gets

How Should I Deal With This Mother-of-the-Bride Zilla?

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  “I am very new to the wedding planning business and I have coordinated 5 wedding so far. I have a wedding scheduled in August 7, 2015 and just got a text message from the bride very upset because her mother is telling her is is not coming due to several reasons. A couple of reasons are the sun, she

13 Things Poor Wedding Pros Say That Rich Ones Don’t

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Last week Jeff and I stayed at a gorgeous, high end hotel.  It had all the amenities you’d expect and then some, including valet parking. We figured we didn’t NEED someone to valet our car back and forth to the parking lot since both of us are fit and healthy.  The walk in the 108 degree Arizona heat would do

How to Re-Organize Your Calendar to Get More Done

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By Megan Miranda As a busy wedding professional, you need to keep on top of your clients and events. You may be dedicated to a pen and datebook, or you may keep all your plans in your iPhone. Whether you are ready to try an awesome digital task management system, or intend to keep using your paper calendar, follow these tips

Essentialism: You Are the Weakest Link

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We are in our own way.  That’s right; one of the biggest impediments in our path to success in business is ourselves. You say, “No way!  I’m working as hard as I can.  There is just too much to do.” There.  You just figured it out. Doing More By Doing Less Steph and I recently read the book Essentialism: The

How Do I Get It All Done?

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Question:  “How do I divide the time I spend on each part of my business to be most effective and least wasteful of said time? I need to be more efficient. I feel like between blogging, web design, email management, client meetings, shooting, and editing, SEO, building relationships with vendors, getting publications… how can I get it all done myself?

7 Traits of Top Performers

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My whole body shakes as I support myself on my hands and feet in push up pose. My core aches and the sun beats down on my back. Beads of sweat drip onto the towel beneath me. I want to give up. I want to quit. Why am I doing this? Still. I hold the plank. I am a plank.