How Can I Grow My Business When I’m Working By Myself?

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Question: “How to grow my business when I’m the only one? I can’t hire someone to do my job so I’m limited to the number of jobs I can take.” Answer: Grow beyond your comfort zone. You’re absolutely right.  Once you’ve tapped your limited time and energy resources, your business cannot grow any further. You might as well give up

What a Teenage Obsession Taught Me About Making Money

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When I was sixteen years old, I had an obsession.  Okay, I had A LOT of obsessions.  I mean, I was sixteen! One of my biggest obsessions was owning a black Nissan Altima. Go ahead and laugh.  It’s not the most glamorous car, now or then.  The funny thing was, I didn’t even LIKE cars or even driving for that

The Meaning of Life and Why You Suck at Sales

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When I was in my early twenties, I went through a philosophy kick where I read everything I could get my hands about the meaning of life.  A lot it waxed poetic but didn’t make a lot of sense to me.  Until I finally found something I could sink my teeth into. “The meaning of life is the meaning you

“I’ve Tried Everything For My Wedding Business and Nothing Works!”

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Question: “I’ve tried everything to fix my wedding business and nothing works.  What should I do?” Let’s just get this out of the way right now: you’re full of crap. There are two possibilities: #1 – You’re right.  Your failure is complete and you might as well get out of the way for someone else because there is no hope.

Organization For Dummies

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This was the last straw. I couldn’t find the bride’s email.  I’d forgotten to call the accountant before the deadline, and I’d missed a client phone call appointment (which I never do!)  Everything was falling apart. The worst part was that I knew better. I knew how to tame the wild beasts lurking in my email inbox, the overgrown jungle

New Year’s Resolutions Can Kiss My Ass!

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  Here we are at the beginning of a New Year full of promise and possibilities.  How dare you dump all over it! Just so you know, I’m not the only one ripping on this tradition.  Check out Steph’s rant about the stupidity of New Year’s Resolutions here. Hey, I want you to succeed.  Good things happening to you has

How to Find Hope in Cold Pizza and Starfish

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I was 13 years old and there was nothing to eat. Not “nothing” the way teenagers complain when you’re out of Haagen-Dazs. There was literally NOTHING in the fridge but a stick of butter. I was humiliated by our poverty and there was nothing I could do about it. The church gave us leftover vending machine food, stale ham and

How to Keep Focused on Your Wedding Business Goals

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Are you on track with the goals you set for this year?  It’s already halfway through the year, but if you are like many wedding pros you probably haven’t looked at your goals since you set them in January. Now with wedding season in full swing you just haven’t had time to catch up. Don’t worry, it’s not too late:

How to Stay on Track When Life Gets in the Way

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Question: I’m juggling so many responsibilities, how can I keep my business on track? “Dear Stephanie, When I am using the resources you have provided me with via Book More Brides I feel great and can see a light at the end of the tunnel… However when life begins to happen and I have to change my focus just for

Can You Keep a Secret?

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My friend Sarah cannot keep a secret. Once I told her, in confidence, about an embarrassing dream involving Hugh Jackman in drag and a pack of wolves.  (Don’t ask.)  She immediately told my husband. “I hate secrets,” she blurted out.  “Too much pressure.” It turns out Sarah was right.  Keeping a secret, even a trivial one, creates stress because our