The Ramifications of Revenge Travel

Jul. 25, 2021 by

Many hospitality businesses are dealing with (or preparing for) “revenge travel” – record numbers of people traveling due to post-lockdown restlessness, plus money saved over the past year. Combine this with businesses being short-staffed due to a workforce seeking higher

The Two Most Powerful Words In Storytelling

The Two Most Powerful Words In Storytelling

May. 3, 2021 by

Recent studies show that depression is at an all time high, and is steadily increasing since the rise of social media.[1] Perhaps the reason is because we’re constantly comparing our everyday lives to everyone else’s highlight reel. I, too, was

Sales, Business, & Entrepreneurship Secrets: A Conversation with Ethan King & Al Simon

Feb. 9, 2021 by

Auto-generated transcript below. Please excuse typos. Hello. This is Al Simon with Sandler training by Simon, Inc. Your host on Gwinnett Business Radio X show “Simon Says, Let’s Talk Business”. And on this show, we talk with high performing, only

Two Things You Do Every Day That Scare Your Body Into Being Fat

Dec. 30, 2020 by

Aside from self-mutilation, hard drugs, massive amounts of fatty/sugary food, smoking, massive amounts of alcohol, and sleep deprivation, the worst thing you can do to your body is this: Skip breakfast, then sit down (in the car, or at your

How to Establish Your Company’s Core Values: A 10-Minute, 4-Step Process

Nov. 25, 2020 by

One of the most pivotal points in our company’s growth happened when we established our core values. A new entrepreneur recently asked me “HOW do I establish my core values?” Here’s one way to do it that is fun and

Steps to Take When Naming Your New Business or Brand

Steps to Take When Naming Your New Business or Brand

Nov. 17, 2020 by

A student recently approached me about a new clothing line concept. She had her mind set on putting a certain slogan on shirts for kids. The message was very uplifting, and she contacted me for advice on next steps. The

“Yes” Season, “No” Season

Jul. 29, 2020 by

Every time you say “yes” to one thing, you’re saying “no” to something else, right? Some productivity gurus use this concept to suggest that you should always vigilantly guard your time, by saying “NO” to anything that doesn’t completely align

My Top 10 Favorite Podcasts: Summer 2020 Edition

Jul. 22, 2020 by

I was the guest speaker on a business radio show a few weeks ago, and one of the attendees asked me to mention a few of my favorite podcasts. Being the podcast junkie that I am (I’ve been listening since

What Should I Be Doing Right Now?

Jul. 9, 2020 by

I’m no activist. I’m no expert on racial injustice. I wish this would all go away, because I’d much rather be talking about business growth, brand communication, leadership, adventure travel, or creative endeavors. But with the recent social unrest, many

I Thought I Was Indistractable. It Turns Out I’m Not.

Jun. 7, 2020 by

Over the past week, many of my non-Black friends have called, emailed, or texted to check on me and ask some form of “How are you doing? Are you OK?” I appreciate the concern, and I answer every inquiry. I’m