Problem Solved

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Those’s of you who truly know me, know how much I love business and have a deep understanding of what makes a small business highly success. After all this time, I’ve finally found the solution for my clients that aren’t getting what they want out of their businesses!

While running my consultancy for the past 5 years, what I discovered was that all of the businesses I was working in were lacking an overall business structure, which was limiting their effectiveness and growth. Because I was working within just one area of the business — even though I was assisting them in strengthening their processes and procedures — I realized that the success would be limited. The entire company must be involved, strong, focused, and in complete alignment for the companies vision to be achieved. I desired to find a system that could be implemented company-wide, and would create a lasting impact and massive success long after I was gone.

No matter how many business books I read, seminars attended, or trainings I received, I couldn’t find anything that completely resonated with me and my personal vision. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the Entrepreneurial Organization System last year that everything came together.

The Entrepreneurial Organization System has been captured and detailed in the book Traction by Gino Wickman.  When I read the book, I knew it was the missing piece that would help me bring successful change throughout an entire organization.

I am now dedicating all of my time to helping clients implement Traction so they can get what they want from their businesses.

Do you know of an entrepreneur or business owner that will benefit from implementing a system of discipline, accountability and focused vision into their business? If so, I would greatly appreciate an introduction. For more information about what I do, visit: www.getmaxtraction.com.

Sincerely,

-Courtney A. Seard

All That Glitters

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All That Glitters

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“One In A Million”, Peter Gonquist’s exhibit at ArtNow NY, is a provocative commentary on the glamorization of rampant consumption and violence that dominates our popular culture.

Gonquist, a mixed media artist uses, Neo Baroque high-gloss and gold-gilded finishes atop his animal taxidermy sculptures, creating visually stunning pieces melding the innocent and the aggressor.

“One In A Million” is an exhibit that shouldn’t be missed. Show Dates: June 6th-July 6th, 2013. ARTNOW NY 548 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

www.artnowny.com 

www.petergronquist.com

Dear Seattle,

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Dear Seattle,

I took you for granted when I had you. I didn’t appreciate all you had to offer. The great food. Amazing artist.  Flannel fashion everything. Beautiful landscape. Ezzele’s chicken. Cafe Vita coffee. Angst filled Hipsters. Diverse culture (in comparison to Las Vegas…you’re still mighty whitey). The Nordstrom flagship store and KEXP.

Most importantly Seattle, I love you for the amazing quality of wacky, loving, kind, talented, and intelligent people I’ve collected there. Yes, you still get on my nerves. With your ultra liberal policies (I don’t nor do I believe in recycling, plus I like to litter at times…Stone Me!) Your super dog friendly establishments (dogs don’t belong in a restaurant. Period. Unless cats are welcome too.) Your passive aggressive, bad driving and desperate lack of Sun.

But hey, that’s what makes you, you. Although we are never getting back together, I’m so grateful  I’m afforded the opportunity to come back and spend a little quality time with you and your merry band of latte loving liberals. Rock on Seattle!

With Gratitude Always,

-Courtney A’mee Seard

Follow the_jet_set_diaries on Instagram

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Shanghai, China

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, as every picture tells a story. A photo can convey what may take many words to express. Highlighting a mood, while capturing moments in time. I invite you to join my journey visually by following the_jet_set_diaires on Instagram.

Instagram is a mobile application that allows you to view and share photo’s with others in a quick and easy manner. Along with its mobile app, the site also has web-based pages where you can view users profiles. You can find The Jet Set Diaries webpage here at http://instagram.com/the_jet_set_diaries or follow me on your mobile device under the_jet_set_diaries. I invite you to see a bit of the world through my eyes and experience a part of my travels and life journey.

So come join the visual adventure!

-Courtney A. Seard

The Best Travel Magazine EVER (And it’s the Travel Edition)

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"Pack Up and Let's Fly Away!"

I’ll admit it. I’m addicted to travel magazines. I await their monthly arrival and each month pretty much doing the same. I flip through the pages go “oh that’s nice” and toss it away. I hold subscriptions to “Travel & Leisure”, “National Geographic Traveler”, “Budget Travel” and “Conde’ Nast Traveler” just to name a few. They’re beautiful; inspire dreams, yet pretty much repetitive in content. All providing the same recycled locations; product tips, lovely photography’s, and regurgitated stories. One, I’ve yet read cover to cover.

Then arrives my  “Bloomberg BusinessWeek Travel Special”. Skeptical (that’s just how I be) and not expecting much, I was delightfully surprised. This edition is filled with some of the best Read the rest of this entry

The beginning of the celebration of My 35th Year….

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As a little girl, all I can recall is wanting to visit Sydney, Australia. In all honesty I never thought I’d make it there. Last year around this time before turning 34, I made a declaration “I’m going to Sydney, Australia in 2012″. Due to a series of miraculous events, it all fell into place.

I just arrived back from Sydney today filled with so many emotions. I don’t yet have the words to express my journey. The intense happiness, joy and beauty. The
deep moments of reflective sadness and regret experienced. The bar being set even higher once again.

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“The Art of Seduction”

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Would You Like to Learn How to Attract Every Thing YOU Truly Desire?

Learn the most subtle, elusive, and powerful skills of the art of seduction. Would you like to have the ability to turn heads as you enter any room? Or know how to read the energy of others to see if they will be pleasing to you? Why should you settle for less when you can learn tricks to having it all? Read the rest of this entry