As a creative professional, I’m always looking for new inspiration and ways to empower others. I was fortunate enough to be given the chance to meld both passions together in last month’s whirlwind world speaking tour.
Up first was Jamaica, a beautiful country with warm, welcoming people. Before it was my turn to share my advice and story to attendees of The Association of Bridal Consultants conference, I took a moment to recharge my batteries by the sea. The ocean always refreshes and centers me, and after an exciting and busy 2014, it was just what I needed! Taking this energy to the stage, I stressed the importance of “Work smarter, not harder,” and how crucial it is for entrepreneurs to value themselves and their time. I’m sharing some of my tips from the conference below.
My next stop took me around the globe to speak at the Wedding Business Summit in Moscow. Having never been before, I had no idea what to expect! But, I completely fell in love with the city’s stunning architecture and design details, which were everywhere you looked (even the subways were gorgeous!). As nervous as I was to present to a group of more than 500 people who didn’t speak English fluently, I remembered that no matter where you live or where you come from, every business owner ultimately wants the same thing: success and happiness. Keeping that in mind allowed me to connect with the most gracious audience and inspired them to be better.
So come along with me and take a peek into my travel diary as I jetted across two continents to spread inspiration, advice, and motivation worldwide.