Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sad Day at the Pond....

Sad sad day at the pond....I go out to feed the posse and there is a floater....and its the big one that looks like a shark so very sad!! so then I take out all the little castles around the pond and check everyone out. Sadly I find the two other algae eaters dead but hidden inside the coral and logs! So the total is 3 dead..out of 11. Not a great percentage. Of course I was on the cruise all week but Kevin swears he fed them and everything. But still....bummer... So I checked out the rest of the crew and honestly they don't look well so I call Fishy 911 (Gina at exotic aquatics) and she will be by tomorrow to check them out and test the water to see what it could be. Sad Sad Day.....

In other news, we (me and Liz) are back from the cruise. Since it was a working cruise, it wasn't as much fun as the others but still, if you have to work why not do it on the high seas? Our day on the beach at Grand Cayman was sooooo worth it!! Beautiful water, pina coladas, great music...totally fab! Other than that is was like being at an Amway convention for a week and everyone wants to talk to us.......not a bad gig necessarily but tiring. Lots to do on our return so we're hard at it. Chris (our marketing assistant) got to work from home the week we were gone and I have to say he made great progress. So we told him we were planning to take him to Hawaii with us in Dec. when the seminars he's working on are presented for the first time. It sounds very generous, but in reality its to save our bacon! if something goes wrong he can fix it whereas we would be totally in the dark.

Another good thing that happened on the cruise is that Todd's web guy was there and we got to talk (REALLY talk). I have to say I really like this guy (Ernest Barbaric) and he has his own company. He is fab if you are needing some web work done so check him out www.ernestmedia.com. He's in Canada, but if you can overlook that he's a great strategist so give him a buzz and see what he can do for you!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Well this was an extremely exciting week! First of all we sent out the first round of press releases for Todd Dean's book, More Month Than Money. He was going to be in LA so we sent it to 12 major media outlets in the Los Angeles area. Less than 48 hours later, the producer of the Wayne Resnick show on KFI 640 AM called to book him for Saturday. KFI is the Number 1 talk radio station in America so we really hit one out of the part. We also did a quick promotional ebook version of the books since the Hardback won't be available until November. When I told the producer we were going to offer the ebook free to their listeners for 7 days, they were thrilled!

The publisher was also excited and now we will be going on their yearly cruise that they take all their authors on. It leaves next Saturday and is doing the Jamaica, Bahamas, Grand Cayman itinerary which is good because I've already been there and can focus on the authors instead of sightseeing....still its great to be in the Caribbean now that fall is here!!!

We're hoping the radio appearance will help fill up Todd's seminar in Waikiki on Dec 6 which we will be attending as well.....very exciting stuff. We named our new marketing company TAG Media Solutions and with a score like this on, we should be well on our way!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

New Marketing Assistant

So we hired an assistant this week. His name is Christopher and so far he's been pretty good. He's awfully quiet though but I'm sure he'll come out of his shell eventually. He's helping us with all the marketing we are now doing for our authors so its exciting!

We are also going to Hawaii the first week in Dec to help Todd Dean with his seminar. It so exciting to see one of the authors really make their book work for them. I also heard from Michael Nicholas yesterday and he just got the copies of his books too. He's sending us a whole box!! Not sure how long that will take from England but I can't wait to see them. He put some pretty neat videos up on his website too. You can listen to him at http://www.optimaltrack.com/.

Regina's book is also due out in a few weeks and I'm anxious to see it too. Its funny we work on so many books, but then its like they all get printed at once! We have several more interesting projects in the works and the web guys are still working on our website which we hope to have up ASAP. I'm glad we have Michael's ebook now to add to the site as it is really a wonderful book on leadership!!

I also booked the January cruise last week. We're going to the Mexican Rivera for 8 days! I always hate the end of January - everyone is in a bad mood (they spent all their money) and it so freakin cold! So this year I'll be enjoying a week of sun an surf and leave all that icy wind & snow behind.