Are You Comfortable? That’s Not Good

I’m regularly asked to speak before audiences of fellow entrepreneurs and other professionals. Some of them are good friends and colleagues within the yachting industry, while others are from varied walks of life. Regardless, my talks all share a common theme: growing and bettering yourself as a professional. We all can and should continue to[…]

The Most Valuable Asset of All: Time

When we think of assets, we think of our homes, our cars, and other physical possessions. While all of those are true possessions, we often overlook the intangibles when considering what’s valuable. At a recent yachting-industry conference, the roomful of attendees—me included—received a wake-up call on what truly counts, or at least should count as[…]

Print Isn’t Dead, Only Bad Ideas Are

Last month, I presented a seminar entitled “Powerful Print Ads: A Hands-on Session to Build Better Brand Awareness.” Some of the attendees only know me as the editor of MegayachtNews.com. Therefore, an online journalist–and a journalist, no less–talking about print advertising may have seemed strange. But, I spent nearly 20 years as a magazine staff[…]

Are You Super(b)?

Growing up in the 1970s, I was well aware of the feminist movement, further being the daughter of a proudly feministic mother and father. (Yes, men can be feminists, too; the ideology knows no gender restrictions.) At the ripe age of nine, I wanted to be Princess Leia. Not because she was a princess (well,[…]