Tools to help you and your business
Picture this! 📸
You're on a busy street and the only parking available requires that you parallel park. The driver wrenches their neck to do the shoulder check (visibility is poor) and checks their rear & side mirrors.. but complains about how hard it is to park this way on a busy street. After a few tries and being very frustrated (and a little embarrassed at being honked at by another driver wanting to pass), the driver professes how much they hate parallel parking and drives in search of a better spot.
Now picture this exact scenario, but the driver has a rear view camera with guides; things become SO much easier to park as this camera helps you see what you couldn't see in the previous scenario. Parallel parking is a dream, and it becomes easier when you have access to a tool that gives you a 360-degree view!
Like parallel parking, we may have a few tasks in our everyday business life that could cause us anxiety, and we avoid them. However, if we keep driving off and ignoring these tasks, we get now where! You can outsource almost any job these days; you can easily find a tool to help automate a task; help is there if you look for it! Jot down a few of the areas you're avoiding, then spend 10 mins on seeing if there is a tool that can assist you and get moving to strike that off your to-do list!
1. Too busy to post on Social Media? Use a scheduler like Later and batch create a month's worth of posts!
2. Making bookings on the phone and wasting time on hold? Use the cruise lines automation booking tools!
3. Are Tracking expenses a nightmare? Use an app like Expensify to keep up with your bills and receipts!
4. Backlogged on invoicing or any business-related tasks? Find some help at Upwork or FreeUp
"Sea" you soon!
Schedule a call today to talk about how Cruise CEO can help your business sail in a new direction!
I recently saw this ad in a trade email and it jumped out at me, in the wrong way, because it really aggravated me! Wishing you luck in 2022? What a weird sentiment I thought, clearly these people have never owned their own business!
How often have you heard ...You're so lucky!
You're lucky you get to work from home!
You're lucky you get to travel!
You're lucky you got that huge commission!
LUCK ...HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT
You aren't lucky
You follow your passion
You work hard to be successful!
Your success has nothing to do with luck.
It's about the choices you make
You made a choice to invest in your own business - Do you have plans to achieve continued growth?
You make a choice on how to spend your day - Want more money? The formula is simple (and one that our TOP advisors follow) Automate, specialize and focus on income-producing activities.
You make a choice to enhance your education by travelling or take part in training - Decide what you need to learn and then put the plan in place to make it happen ~ ensure the time away from your business matches what your business needs!
So how are you going to choose to spend the year ahead?
Take an hour, half a day, a full day over the holiday break to work on your business, Keep in mind that simple and small tasks can set you up for a great year ahead.
While I wish you luck to win the lottery, I won't wish you luck with your business - but rather the wisdom to make the right choices.
For any goal to come to fruition you must choose the path that helps you continue to build the foundations on which you can set your business up for success in 2022 and beyond.
OOOF, well, THAT didn't go as expected, did it? 2021 turned out to be quite the ride, which many of us were not expecting.
This time of year is often when we reflect and plan for the new year, and inspirational quotes for the year ahead inundate us - the whole "new year, new me" messaging surrounds us! Except we're tired, and may not be ready to embrace the excitement of ushering in another year.
So what do we do from here?
We forge ahead and remember WHY we do what we do, keep our eyes on the long game, and recognize that while we don't control what is happening in the world, we STILL have control of our business and how we approach things.
Cruise CEO has you covered!
After such a stagnant booking period in your business—paired with an influx in interested travellers—you still need to prepare your business. That's why we've compiled this list of top 5 tips to help you rock the rebound! You'll learn everything you need to know to stay on top and ahead of the curve in the cruise industry. Click the link below to receive an automatic download of our guide.
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As we embark on a new year ahead, there is a famous nautical saying that rings in my head, and seems appropriate to share with you all.
I wish you all fair winds and flowing seas.
Here's to 2022 being a year filled with stability, connections and growth!
Confidence Amidst A Pandemic
I'm pretty confident that if I were on the outside looking in, I would wonder why someone would decide to launch a travel brand in the middle of a pandemic and to launch a cruise brand in today's environment would undoubtedly find me scratching my head thinking "what are they doing?"
The truth is, over the past three months since our launch, Cruise CEO has garnered an abundance of attention and as we've started to onboard CEOs, it reaffirms to us, that now, really is the most perfect and opportune time to bring this brand to cruise sellers in Canada. Our CEO collective is growing each week.
We're seeing interaction, innovation and collaboration happening in our community between like-minded cruisepreneurs who are focused on their business growth, and to emerge from this pause, stronger & focused.
If you're interested in finding out if Cruise CEO could be a fit for you, let's schedule a call!
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