Living and breathing Disney for a living sounds like the stuff dreams are made of, right? While it is an incredibly fun career with some sweet benefits, remember it's also a job. At times, it can be a stressful one. After all, the magic of a family's Disney vacation has fallen into YOUR HANDS. No pressure there! In reality, there can be a lot of pressure on you. Whether by the guest or just self-imposed because you want to be the absolute best, provide the most incredible service and ultimately get referred to again and again.
So before you embark on any journey to become a Disney travel planner, it's important to decide if it's truly a goal, a dream or just a fleeting whim. That means asking yourself some tough questions and being really honest with your answers. There are some undeniable traits required if you are to be successful.
If you cannot, with certainty, answer YES to the following five questions, you might not be ready to get on that path just yet.
Am I an organized...
Troll v. : to antagonize (others) online by deliberately posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content
In other words, a real pain in the a**. When you market your business online (and who doesn't these days), you open yourself up to a slew of personality types to tend with, but trolls are in a whole league of their own. They feed on creating drama, distrust, self-doubt and causing mayhem for you and your genuine audience. While I personally will never understand what fuels this type of behavior or how it is in any way rewarding, I have had to deal with my share of trolls over the years. Allow me to share my "been-there, done-that and now I'm writing the blog post" experience with you. Maybe you'll be better prepared (emotionally) than I was at the start of my business growth.
By nature, I am a people-pleaser, which has been a phenomenal trait to have in growing my business. Exceeding expectations is great for referrals! Truth be told, I...
Trying something new isn't always easy, but, trying something new is always essential for changing a lackluster situation. Whether your dream is to become a travel agent and spend your days planning Disney vacations or something else entirely, the fact is, something old and familiar needs to change or be eliminated to make way for the new and exciting.
Your thought process, your frame of mind, your schedule and even how much spare or "me" time you have. All of these things-and more-will be affected when you embark on a new journey. Messing with our comfort zone is a challenging business. We like it there, it's comfortable! There are no surprises and it's safe there in the c-zone. But, there are no surprises and it's safe, which also equates to boring or the aforementioned "lackluster".
While it's natural to want to mix things up and jump on the bandwagon of some new and shiny opportunity that presents itself to you, (there are hundreds advertising to us daily on social media) it's...