Posts in Door Opener
It’s Your Turn ...

A gift from the heart

This month 20 years ago my journey began with Toastmasters.  I had no idea how this would change my life and open the door to so many wonderful opportunities.  For those who have never heard of Toastmasters, it is an organization that was started 90 years ago to help people develop their communication and leadership skills.

I saw a classified ad in our local hometown paper that read

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Enough is enough!

Full speed ahead or not ~ Are you ready to take the leap??

Are you mad enough, sad enough, tuff enough, tired enough or fed up enough to change?

~ Enough is Enough ~ `
The ideas are flowing from everywhere.  We are told to do this, try this, change this blah blah blah.  Well maybe  we are not ready.   Maybe we will try, get frustrated, run out of steam and quite.

~ Enough is Enough ~

When we am ready and not a minute sooner then change will happen. True isn't it?

For years I was saying I would earn ...

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November Door Openers

"Are you interested to be interesting?"

By Jean MacDonald, DTM

I heard this quote from my son the other day, not sure where he heard it. It made me realize when I go to meet a  prospect or client that I really need to listen. Our instinct is to jump right in when someone offers something. I have also heard it said “ 5 minutes of listening to 1 minute of talking."


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August Door Opener

Be the STAR of your show!

By Jean MacDonald, DTM

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

This quote is so true and yet for many of us we are in the comparison mode.  Starting my career in the commercial insurance world was an eye opener. I needed to know how to deal with people, listen, listen, listen and be the best I could be.  My challenge was being young, being in a male dominated industry and learning while I earned.

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July Door Opener

Are you a Travel Agent or a Tour Guide?
By Jean MacDonald, DTM

It's that time of year and the thought of getting away is on our minds.  For some it could be day trips or packing everyone up and going to the beach or the mountains.  For others it could be an adventure across the country or around the world.  These longer trips take a lot of planning.
Did you use a travel agent to help you plan this trip? Everyone walks into a travel agency with a clear idea of where they’d like to go on holiday, so one of your main roles as a travel agent is to give well-informed, appropriate advice to clients about where and when to travel based on their needs. So if they hate hot weather, don't send them to Australia in the summer...

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