Take a Clue from Retail: Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail

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Store Closings

The shift to an experience economy has proved itself in an unfortunate fashion (for those unwilling to adapt) when looking at the retail landscape. With brick and mortar stores filing for bankruptcy and shutting doors for good, one by one they are falling like dominos: Macy’s, Sears, Toys “R” Us, the list goes on. A colossal 8,300 physical stores were … Read More

A Community of Believers

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A Community of Believers

About four weeks ago, I took quite a leap and relocated my office out of Life Celebration headquarters and into my former attic, which is well on its way to becoming a chic and comfortable home office. One of the goals of the move was to unleash me into a world of productivity, creativeness, discovery, and learning. My hopes were … Read More

Be Our Guest!

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Life Celebration Experience

Shh! Can you hear it? Ever so softly, a whisper of change is drifting through the hearts and minds of funeral professionals. We are on the cusp of transforming this whisper into an all out roar. My passion, goal, and personal mission is to lead funeral professionals into upending what has been accepted for ages in funeral service, and blasting … Read More

Clemency for All! A Guide to Surviving Online Reviews

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Surviving Online Reviews

It was the spring of 1996 when I was falsely accused and later convicted of a crime I didn’t commit. My mother swore she overheard me say a forbidden “curse word.” Truthfully, I was innocent on all accounts, and I argued my case in a rather dramatic fashion that only a 9-year-old girl could, but sure enough I was nabbed, … Read More

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: The Market You Should Be Targeting

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The Who

I was recently celebrating the birthday of a friend over dinner. At the table, were 10 people all under the age of 35, a.k.a millennials. Our conversation ebbed and flowed about what we were watching on Netflix, reading on our Kindles, listening to on Spotify, and writing about in our vision journals. As I was off having a separate conversation … Read More