Gift of the Week – Gratitude Glass Jars

Having a gratitude practice changes lives. Studies tell us that gratitude makes us happier, healthier, and improves all areas of our lives. (http://happierhuman.com/benefits-of-gratitude/) Gratitude Glass Jars are a simple, elegant way to introduce a habit of gratitude into your life. The beautiful pedestal jars have the word Gratitude in gold on the outside. They also […]

Behind The Scenes of a Client Appreciation Project.

While working on a recent client appreciation project, I realized once again how valuable it is to have someone handling the details. Here is the client appreciation project from my client’s perspective: The client submits concept, content, names and addresses, and sends content to graphic designer. She approves the ribbon design, jar type and candy. […]

Gift of the Week – Moonlight Pillows

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You’ll probably see pink ribbons around for support. Even sports teams get in on the month by wearing pink on their uniforms. Pink ribbons are a nice reminder, but what if you have a client or colleague going through breast cancer? You might want to show your support, but […]

What are you doing for Boss’s Day?

It is Boss’s Day on October 16th. You may be wondering what the most appropriate way to appreciate your boss is. Appreciating a boss, manager, or superior can be tricky. You don’t want to cross a line, yet if you have a great boss, you want to encourage them to keep up the good work. […]

Gift of the Week – Flatyz Candles

I’m not a big candle fan, but when I saw Flatyz Candles, I was intrigued. These candles are flat. At just about 6 inches tall and less than a half of an inch thick, they slide into a metal base. You can also use the base as a snuffer. They burn without dripping wax or […]

Book Review – 7L: The Seven Levels of Communication

When I first saw Michael J. Maher’s book, 7L: The Seven Levels of Communication, I thought it would be about communication. The topic was supposed to be about referrals, so I gave it a chance after hearing about it from several colleagues. Maher is known as “North America’s Most Referred Real Estate Professional.” His book […]

Gift of the Week – Floating Golf Greens

Golfers tend to be obsessed with golf. Floating Golf Greens gives those golfers a new challenge where there is more water hazard than there is green. These floating mats are made of synthetic turf and float like islands on a swimming pool, lake or pond. They come with a cup, a flag, and a chipping […]

Is your business spreadable? Sharable client experiences.

Client experiences that delight make it easy for clients to tell others about you. In 1977 Pillsbury had a commercial about just how spreadable their frosting was. They cut a knife out of a paper plate and showed everyone that you could spread it with a paper knife. While all you needed was a paper […]

Gift of the Week – Marcelita’s Cookies

I met Juan, the Cookie Man some time ago. We had an engaging conversation over delicious cookies. He shared how Marcelita’s Cookies came to be. It all began when they would entertain friends in their home. After dinner, Marcelita would bring out the cookies. Everyone raved. They encouraged her to sell her unique cookies. My […]

Memorable Mail – Can you mail a ball?

Over the years I’ve wondered, “Can you mail a ball?” I have heard different opinions on the subject. Some say yes. Somewhere I heard that it has to be a special, high quality, postal-approved ball. I needed to know for myself. I decided that I should choose a good quality ball to make sure it […]