Rest: My Four Letter Word

When asked what I enjoy, what I want to do when I retire, I often simply answer ‘work’. I love creating, doing, accomplishing, growing, learning, helping. When I reach a goal, I don’t pause for celebration, I’m motivated to get on with the next fun project. Not surprising that rest…

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Don’t Give Away the Farm!

Are you finding that your promotions, the specials that you use to boost sales or bookings, most often default to a discount? Discounts are great, however, when used too often they send a detrimental message to your customers and undermine the value of your business or service. Many times, businesses…

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Do you need a pick-me-up after a busy season?

Busy summer? Feeling drained? Staff bedraggled? Feeling unmotivated? Is someone about to get on your last nerve? Normal. Completely normal. I found myself feeling this way after a tremendously busy summer season filled with weddings and many hotel guests. Between training up new employees, supporting them, and working to exceed…

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Tips for Avoiding the Worst Customer Ever

When we first opened our 18-room boutique hotel we were so excited for business that we said yes to anyone and everyone who wanted to stay! Big mistake. We quickly learned the importance of setting up expectations and serving the customer’s needs, even when that meant recommending alternative lodging. A…

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