Make Excuses This Year for Thanksgiving

We live in the Land-of-the-Free and the Home-of-the-Brave. We live in a land of opportunity, and a land where many risk their lives crossing the oceans to come in hopes of living the American Dream. Unfortunately, despite our privilege, many Americans are addicted to complaining, blaming, criticizing, and ridiculing. However, there is one time a […]

Are You Flexible Enough to Build an Empire?

Think back to when you were a child. More than likely, you were flexible, as your skin was young and could stretch, often leaving tight-skinned adults wondering how in the heck you got yourself into the strange looking position. Did you ever try to put both of your feet behind your head? Did you ever […]

Did You Have an Experience?

Organization that Saves You Time Money & Stress

I don’t know about you, but at my home, once summertime is upon us, our schedule unravels. The kid’s bedtime shifts from 8:30 pm to midnight, and sometimes even one or two in the morning. As parents, our bedtime stretches from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am, and breakfast is served at 10:00 am instead of […]

Is this keeping you from greater success?

As a Mother of four, my son is at an age of comprehensive thought patterns. Of course, his thoughts of reason are clouded and often far from reality, but boy does he sure make a good effort to prove his point. I often tell him that he should be a lawyer, due to his ability […]

Are Your Conference Calls Boring?

Do you often attend online phone or video conferences? Are there times you feel like skipping the call because they can get boring or repetitive? Do you ever host a phone or video conference? Whether you host it or are a participant on a conference call, I encourage you to inspire some excitement on the call. […]

Pay to Speak to Sell

Pay to Speak to Sell. Many speakers use this strategy to get on stages in front of their target audience. Paying to speak to sell means, you pay your own way to get to and from the event, cover all overhead expenses, and sometimes even pay a fee to be on the stage. It means […]

Rules of Engagement During a One-on-One Meeting

Rules of Engagement When meeting a contact to discuss business many are, and have been, making classic mistakes that are hindering them from getting the responses they desire.  When you don’t get the responses you desire, you also don’t get the business growth that you need and desire.  I encourage you to learn these tips […]

A Letter to My 9 Year Old Self

When I was teaching my program Your 5D Transformation System, in the prison, one of my students encouraged me to write a letter as myself today (that day – 33 yrs), to my younger self at the age of 9. I have forgotten about it, and just found it on an old hard drive. It […]

Why Your Cell Phone Is Destroying Your Empire

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you have a business, not an Empire. Later in this article I will explain this in more detail, and give you counsel on how to change your status and results. Are clients and potential clients calling your personal cell phone? Are you getting notifications popping […]

One Word Will Transform Your Business

Oftentimes, I have financial advisers reach out to me in hopes of coaxing me to the local coffee shop to listen to how they can save me. Yes, they tell me how they can help me save money and retire comfortably. One time, I was tricked into meeting one of these seemingly financial life savers. […]

I Can Predict Your Future…Can You?

I’m sure you are very well acquainted with the Chinese Fortune Cookie. You know, you break it open and pull a piece of paper out of it to read something along the lines of: The star of riches is shining upon you. If only these fortunes came true for us all. Hey, perhaps they can! Let’s […]

Elena’s 10 Rules of Celebrating Your Clients

Your clients are more than just a paycheck. They are your company…without them, your business does not exist. So, is a “Thank You” card truly enough? Are the words “Thank You for your business” at the end of your invoice truly enough? Is a box of candy in the mail enough? When you weigh your […]

The Realistic Timeline For Writing Your Book

I am sure you have seen those scammy advertisements: “Write your book in 30, 60, or 90 days!” Let’s stop and think about this for just a moment. Now, I understand many have grown accustom to the “Quick and Easy” mentality; however, let’s not forget the concept: “You get what you pay for.”  This concept […]

Steps to Getting Your Book Published

“I can get my book published for $35 online.” are words I hear often. Yes, these words are true. However, when you publish a book online, it is simply that—an online book. Founding and owning Otter Publishing New York for going on three years, I have had many clients come to me in desperate need. […]

How to Decide Your Book Title

“Ah-Ha, that’s it! I have my idea for a book! What should the title be?” From the initial thought of writing a book, a new author focuses on a title for far too long. In fact, many authors wait until they dream up the perfect title, before they will even begin adding words to the […]

Don’t Get Screwed! What You Must Ask Before Hiring A Coach / Consultant!

If you are speaking to someone who has no system, simply move on. Do not work with this person. Think about it…everything runs on a system. Your body, the world, every company and organization, and even our school. A system is  nothing more than a clear cut plan. Can you really trust someone with no plan? 

Why Mastermind Groups Are Key To Your Success.

Do you desire collaboration with like-minded people? Are you a person who wants to receive support right where you are in your business endeavors? Do you desire to build ongoing networking relationships? The desire to run my own business has been on fire in me since I was about 20 years old. I have always […]

10 Things You Must Fear

Why do I want you to fear? Because, Fear is Your Friend. Think about it. We run from that which we fear. The problem is, most people fear the wrong fears. When you fear, what I call, Healthy Fears, success becomes yours. Read on, and I will prove it.

There Are Three Types of People