Are You Living Thankful All Year Long?

livingthankfulWhat does being thankful really mean?  How does it affect our lives and businesses?  Let’s hear about a lady that is the role model of living a life of thankfulness.

Meet Miss Margaret: who in her span of 96 years has seen many changes including the death of her husband and child, and has focused her whole life on being thankful and grateful for it all! She loves God, family, flowers, and serving others. Her large family cherish her as the core of their lives. Enduring strokes, physical pain, and heartache, she lives a life work of serving others and giving thanks.

Seeing the world through a different set of blue eyes, Miss Margaret has chosen not to have a computer, iPhone, or a social media platform!  Her information system is radio, TV, reading books, magazines, newspapers, prayer, and sharing face to face time with others! She dedicates herself to making a difference and is not a complainer but a winner!

Miss Margaret loves being in control of her day, (even though she has to use a walker, and has a nurse nearby)! She answers her own phone, door, and keeps track of her financial statements. Originally from Ohio, she has lived all over the country following her husband’s corporate career; and has a sharp memory and shares the adventures as if they were yesterday!

Recently we visited Miss Margaret taking her flowers and a big balloon! We were greeted at the door with a big hug and kiss. Spending time in her kitchen where she can keep check on the weather and neighborhood by viewing it through her bay window, and hearing about what her family was doing and what they had planned for Thanksgiving made us realize what living thankful is all about! No mention of herself, but focusing on what she wanted to know about our lives and business.

As we left she invited us back and said we still needed to go out for lunch soon! Getting into our car, we had just been given a dose of hope and joy, which we could take into our lives and share! We had not missed having the TV on, or our iPhones drawn in hand, or the iPad out to show her what she was missing!

Today we received a Thanksgiving card with a hand written note thanking us for the visit, flowers and that awesome balloon!  She reminded us of lunch soon, and how she enjoyed seeing us!

What can we learn from Miss Margaret about having a successful business and life?  It’s all about keeping it personal, real, and focused on the important things. Putting others first and keeping it simple to be able to handle the many needs of life. Miss Margaret knows living a life of thankfulness is one of the reasons she is still here to enjoy each day-do you?

We here at Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving time. We are honored and thankful for the opportunity to “earn your business”  and to match you with the best speakers and individuals in the world.

As we plan a new business year, we will be making thankfulness an important part of our business plan and living life each day, and learning more ways of doing so; how about you?



“Let It Go!”

letitgoThis time last year we were hearing “Let It Go” everywhere we turned!  The movie, “Frozen” captured our hearts when Queen Elsa through a complex past and story could finally “Let It Go” and become the person she wanted to be.

As we approach a New Year, are there things in our businesses and lives that we still need to “let go” so we can move forward toward the success that we long to achieve?

Geoffrey James, Contributing Editor to and award winning business blogger shares in his post-
“Success results not from adding things to your life but from letting go of them.”

Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Sing the award winning song, and we can do it! However, Mr. James learned it isn’t as easy as we would like it! Very often it is painful to look at the things that may have originally been working for us, and realize we must “let them go!”

He recently took some advice and has a sign posted in large letters near his computer which reads “I LOVE LETTING GO!”  This serves as a great daily reminder that to “let go” we have to love the process of doing so, even though it may be hard, and take longer than we would like!

Thinking now, what are some things you still need to “Let Go” but have put off facing the decisions to do so? Isn’t it time to love letting it go?

From all of here at Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency we congratulate you on learning how to “Let It Go” and move forward to the greatness of You!



Sue Falcone
Owner: Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency

Do You Have “T-shaped” Work Skills for the Future?

tshapedOur workplace is changing at a fast pace, but have you heard much about the “hot topic” of becoming a “T-shaped” person?

When you hear “T-shaped” what picture comes to mind first? Does deep and wide pop right away? The recruiting industry has started looking extensively into the skill sets that will be needed in the future workplace. They are finding more and more they need people who can do bigger things and think more broadly. The work of the future needs people who have the depth of expertise and skills represented by the vertical part of the “T”, while the crossbar of the ” T” represents the amount they are willing and able to collaborate and share!

Quite a different look, than our normal way of thinking about our work as an individual isn’t it? “T-shaped” people are well-rounded and versatile. They are able to contribute and take on a variety of roles without being “assigned” them as in the workplace now! This will open new mindsets, and focus on how people will be compensated, promoted, and given development to be able to transform organizations!

The skill sets needed to be a  “T-shaped” person are: adaptable/versatile, communicate effectively, multi-cultural awareness, entrepreneurial, intrapreneurial, team player, problem solver, self-motivated, disciplined, critical thinker, collaborative, service focused, and have a mindset of being your own CEO. Sound like an impossible task to make these changes?  Do they look familiar when reviewing the past success of major companies? What were once the so called “soft skills” are now becoming the “hard skills” that we must have!

Our professional speakers and trainers here at Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency are ready to help you,  your companies, and organizations step into the future workplace!  Having the mindset of an entrepreneur while working for someone else is not the norm we are taught in our high schools, and universities.  Nor are the sought after skills when formulating your “Business Plan” either!  Contact me soon and let’s see how we can serve you!

Are you excited about the future workplace? I am! Being a “T-shaped” person is part of what it will take to move our country into our destiny of continued greatness!

Keeping it simple,



Sue Falcone-Owner and Booking Agent
Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency (new website under construction)

What Part Does Faith Play in Your Business?

faith in businessOur business world today is a lot different than any of us have experienced before. Is there a way to preserve the faith we believe in and not be seen as a religious fanatic wanting to change everyone to what we believe? How do we stay out of the battle without alienating someone!

I am humbled to have had the opportunity to be mentored and trained by wise people like Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, and Stephen Covey. Each of these men had different backgrounds and faith, but they all had one common theme that made their words and ways wise for everyone.

They learned and shared you have to “earn the right to be heard.” That means listening is more important than speaking, and living a life based on principals we all understand is key to having true faith in your life.

Social Media has opened a new way where more people than ever before can see who we are, what we believe, and how we live life!  I want to make sure I portray a respect of others, and even though I may not agree with their faith and lifestyle, I can accept them without endorsing how they choose to live and believe.

Faith plays a great part in my business, but I have found this to be so true:  “Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.” Mark Victor Hansen. Many people today are not real sure and clear about what they personally believe, and in choosing that path may unfairly be seen as judging rather than serving.  

Some may say I have a weak faith, and am not true to the standards of tradition and teachings of it, while others say I focus on my faith too much in the ways I choose to handle my business and life! I have learned that no one is perfect, and that in business we can learn to communicate a sense of serving no matter what and handle each customer so that we are true to ourselves without losing our true identity and faith.

I love meeting and serving those who do not look like me, believe like I do, dress like I do, think like I do, or act like I do! I love their gifts and skills and I love helping to create an atmosphere of love and concern, and of a listening heart! Isn’t that how we build business relationships, and learn the art of communication with each other, no matter what their faith may be?

Recently I had a well recognized CEO of a major company ask me: “Do you think when I mention my faith in a blog, on my website, or a comment picked up in the media, that it offends many people?  My answer was, “why are you asking me this question?  Isn’t true faith doing what you think is appropriate, and then moving on without thought of who may be looking, or what they may think?”

Have a great week, knowing your faith is both public and private, but it is uniquely yours, and how you choose to live it matters only to who your belief is in, and all others have not “earned the right” to question it!

sueSue Falcone-Owner
Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency






What’s Your #1 Excuse That Keeps You from Succeeding?


“The person who really wants to do something finds a way, the other person finds an excuse.” Anon



What is an excuse to you?  It is described by Webster as: “a reason for either doing or not doing something.”  Normally we think of it as “not doing something”, but it can also drive us into doing something a certain way as well!

What is your favorite excuse? We all have them, don’t we? Some of us, even more than one!  Are your excuses preventing you from reaching your full potential?

Know what the #1 Excuse is-as found by Alexis Sclamberg, a contributor to, and author of “Borrowed Wisdom”?

It is the- “I’m NOT _______Enough!  You fill in the blank with what you use!  Are you NOT: young enough, old enough, smart enough, good enough, rich enough, healthy enough, thin enough, strong enough, educated enough, or handsome or pretty enough?

We can all get caught up in the “I’m NOT Enoughs” but what are the solutions to not using them as an excuse?

Recently I did a survey asking others what their solutions were to overcoming this #1 excuse, and here is what I found:

•        read and gain information on how to face your “I’m not” and win!

•        find your Strengths and focus on them FIRST

•        surround yourself with others that do not live in the “I’m NOT’s”

•        find an accountability partner and meet with them at least weekly

•        clearly define your dreams and set plans in place to achieve them

These are some great solutions to the “excusing” of the “I’m  NOT”________ enough, don’t you think?  Do you have some others that you would like to share? I would love to hear them, just leave me a comment on this blog post.

Have a great “I AM ENOUGH” week!


Sue Falcone- Owner
Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency  (new website coming soon!)

What is Your Mind Focused On?

mindsetWhat is your mind focused on most of the time? That becomes your way of life, doesn’t it? Remember this saying when we first started going forward into the computer age “Garbage in- garbage out!” That’s how our minds work! What goes in is what we become and it shows itself everywhere we go!

That is why it is so important to make sure as individuals, business owners, and entrepreneurs we are putting the right things into our minds so that we can have successful and productive lives!

Once we begin on this journey it is a never ending process of learning and living. We have to recharge and refresh to keep our minds focused on what is best for us!

Whether it is improving our skill sets, maintaining great health, or having wonderful relationships and communications with others, it takes a daily decision and choice to keep our mindsets focused on doing what is best for us.

Carol Andrews, one of our speakers here at our agency is an expert in this field of making sure we create the right mindset for what we have been called and gifted to become.

As a sought after keynote speaker and break-out session presenter, Carol helps you know who you are so you can keep focused on what it will take to have confidence, overcome the fear, and succeed at what you do.

Having had a long career of being in front of the cameras as a TV Media Personality, Carol helps others to step out of their comfort zones and have a plan in place to succeed. Carol challenges everyone, including herself, to keep a positive attitude, be kind, and focus on the business you are in and do it well, using traditional and social media as your platform.

As a prolific author of her new best-seller, “From Author to Entrepreneur,” Carol has found a special niche workCarolbook1ing with other writers to tell their story and get it published. Just another interesting part of what Carol has to offer her audiences all over the world!

What is your mindset, as we move forward to finish 2015 strong?  Do you know the strength of your mind, and that the “best is yet to come?”
Sue Falcone-Owner
Simply Sue Speaks Global Booking Agency

Sue Falcone

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