Celebrating Small Victories

 

This time of year is very special to me. There are several reminders to celebrate life. But first, let me bring you up to speed…

At age 5, I drowned for the first time in a family friend’s swimming pool. 

At age 16,...

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Mr. Know It All

In a world where everything changes so rapidly, you and I can get old really fast. I love to use the car analogy to compare the fast changes we are seeing nowadays.


In a car, the windshield is much bigger than the rearview mirror because the...

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2022 IWCE (International Window Covering Expo) Recap

After a 2 year hiatus without much live interaction we finally had another International Window Covering Expo (IWCE)  in Fort Lauderdale, FL last week!

Here are 5 things that I walked away with:

  • I taught 2 classes at the 2022 IWCE. A full...
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Should I stay or should I go?

Today, we are going to talk about the importance of networking events and seminars and why attending home shows can help you become a better professional. Consequently leading you to more success!

With the International Window Covering Expo (...

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A Surreal Experience

Normally, I use this space to share my installation wisdom with you. From tools to customer service and everything in between. Today, however, I am going to share a different kind of experience.


Last Tuesday, March 8th, I received the 2022 BARRY M....

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Do You Have What It Takes? Part 3 (final)

Today is Part 3 (final) of our serie Do you have what it takes? Make sure to check it out Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed them. We are going to discuss four more qualities that are necessary to become an awesome window treatment installer. In...

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Welcome To Trading Up Consulting

After building and running a successful window treatment boutique studio in the Boston area for the last 15 years (http://shadesinplace.com), I've decided to share my knowledge and skills with colleagues and newcomers to the window covering...

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