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 Beat Wedding Business Burnout

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At the end of a busy wedding season it’s normal to feel a little burnt out. After all, months of dealing with heavy workloads and demanding clients will affect anyone. Here are 5 steps to take to beat wedding business burnout and get ready for the next booking season: 1. Take a Break Whether it is a week-long vacation to

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

5 Strategies to Be More Productive in Your Wedding Business

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Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get things done? Whether you are juggling your wedding business with a full-time job or a family, staying on top of everything can be a challenge. There are several things that may be costing you precious time. I stumbled upon this article from Entrepreneur “7 Ways

7 Ways To Do Business As Usual When You’re SICK

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This article was inspired by a true life story, because at the time that I am writing this I am home sick in bed. If you are like me, then you cannot just lay back and fall asleep when there is work to be done and life happening around you. So if you have a laptop by your side and

7 Must Have Apps For Wedding Pros

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  Confession: I stole the apps on this list from Sonny Ganguly of Wedding Wire.  In his presentation at the Wedding MBA 2013 called, “Planet of the Apps,” he shared 36 of his favorite apps you can use for your wedding business. Honestly, I couldn’t write fast enough to keep up!  Here are the ones that jumped out at me

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Wedding Pros

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Four months ago, I had a nervous breakdown over my laptop. “I can’t do it!” I screamed to Jeff, pounding my fists into my thighs.  “I need help!” There was simply too much to do and I was overwhelmed.  Book More Brides was growing by leaps and bounds…but so were my responsibilities.  I had simply reached my limit. Hey, sometimes

Ways To Keep Focused On A Project

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                      Staying focused on work can be tough for all of us. It is so easy to get distracted while doing a task, or to attempt to multi task while working which lowers the quality of the work, and slows us down. Not that multi tasking is always bad, it

Kill Your To-Do List

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Or at least add to it a little bit. I am a to-do list FREAK.  FREAK.  I live my life by a to-do list!  Work, home, play.  You name it; it’s on a list.  I’m addicted to that sense of accomplishment I have when I see everything checked off on a to-do list. But let’s face it.  How many of