be successful in the wedding and event planning industry

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Dearest friends,

Thank you for the many birthday greetings yesterday. I love birthdays even though getting older (62 now!) isn’t always fun, and I tend to get a little blue about it. On the one hand, I’m thankful for friends, loved ones and all of my family. On the other hand, it’s hard to accept the reality that the eternal clock never stops ticking.

I’ll be celebrating all month long (you know I love any excuse to celebrate!), but yesterday I chose to have some quiet time. I spent the day meditating and counting my blessings for this amazing journey that has brought me to the wonderful life I have today. I’ve been reading a wonderful book “Opening to Abundance: A 31-Day Process of Self-Discovery” by Charles Cresson Wood, and I’d like to share a few valuable questions from its pages that I think are very good reminders for us all:

1. Do you believe that your life could be different than it is right now? Do you have the courage to believe that your life can be what you want it to be? When I read these two questions, I realized that they apply not only to our personal lives but also to the wedding and event industry that we have chosen to make our profession. With enough courage and hard work, all of us can be successful both personally and professionally.

2. Imagine that you have an abundant amount of creative power at your disposal. Are you willing to believe that, with God’s help, you can use this creative power to overcome every hurdle and every limitation? This is another great reminder on those particularly challenging days when the weddings and events we’re working on are not going smoothly.

3. If you don’t get exactly what you want when you want it, does this mean you’ve failed? Can you still “win” if you get something else instead? This happened to me right here on this blog, actually. I never expected my blog to become an “industry” blog, but that is exactly what it has become. And it’s even better than what I imagined, because now I have this incredible group of wedding and event industry insiders — you! We get to vent together, teach each other, and share freely. I feel very lucky!

Thank you for reading my blog and going on this journey with me both on my birthday and every other day of the year. Your comments and letters are so inspiring and mean the world to me.

I would love to hear your answers to the questions from “Opening to Abundance.” What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments.