At the CrossRoads: Tyler Jorgenson found himself at a crossroad in his business. He was the guy who was making a name for himself talking about lifestyle design. He was preaching about how critical is was for entrepreneurs to focus on the quality of their lives. Rather than the quantity of money they could be
In the immortal words of country singing legend, Kenny Rogers, “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run.” The same can be said for pitching. I’ve been attending networking events for many years now and I’ve learned a couple of things
  Are you feeling stuck in a summer sales slump? You are not alone. Most industries feel it. You don’t need to resign yourself to the dog days of summer being so slow – You can pitch your way out of that slump! Here’s how:   1. Embrace your inner weirdo. You know that thing

My Viceroy

Q: Can a pleasantly plump non-supermodel have as much fun at a boutique luxury hotel as the “beautiful people” in their ads? Let’s find out. I arrived at The Viceroy at 3:30pm for a 3:00pm check-in. The woman at the front desk informs me that the room HAS been serviced, however, a manager is required

48 Hour Power – Madrid

The 48HourPowerJaunt is a streamlined vacation where everything has been mapped out and booked for you in advance, based on your personal preferences. My recent jaunt to Madrid included: luxury hotel accommodations, full body massage treatment, private “Tuk Tuk” ride around the city, ticket to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, a Tapas Dinner Tour of the best
Kong: Skull Island is Platoon meets Starship Troopers with a couple of hits of that brown acid that they told you not to eat at Woodstock. There’s also a serious nod to Apocalypse Now and the pre-historic yet, somehow futurist creatures from the latter-day Star Wars movies. Did I mention that this is a weird? If
Some of my most faithful clients were invited for a VIP Dinner in Manhattan on Saturday to show appreciation for their confidence and support. A good time was had by all. Menu Radicchio salad with hazelnut brown butter Black bean soup Chicken breast with smoky paprika Mushroom asparagus paella Pecan pie

My Interview with Cody McBurnett

Of all the press I’ve gotten over the years, this interview is my absolute favorite!! First, I think Cody McBurnett is a phenomenal woman who also happens to be a design goddess. Just take a look at her work Loki Loki Brand Identity Design. Second, I got to mention two of my clients who are
Increase sales without cold calls
5. Pick Up the Phone Everyone relies on email so much that it’s RARE to have someone pick up the phone and call you. Call clients you’ve done business with. Follow up with prospects who haven’t said yes yet. Offer them a valuable tip that can help them grow their business. BONUS: Leave a voicemail

Meet Me on Monday

Meet Laura Allen on Monday
My new initiative is called “Meet me on Monday” and as the name suggests, the goal is to meet with at least one new person every Monday. Today, I sat down with a financial advisor. We originally met at a networking event and agreed to sit down for coffee. Main reason I said I’d meet