#IndieCruise Mastermind 2016 Speaker: Anne-Marie Faiola: Prioritize for Productivity

As you may know, in January 2016, I will host the 6th Annual #IndieCruise Mastermind, a retreat for Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs. If you have not yet registered, you can grab one of the very few spaces left at this link. I am pleased to introduce you to Anne-Marie Faiola, one of the incredible speakers you will meet and hear from personally on #IndieCruise Mastermind 2016. Anne-Marie and Bramble Berry have been members of the Indie Business Network since June 2001, making her one of our longest standing members.


Over the years, not only has it been a special pleasure to serve Anne-Marie and her business, I am also honored after all these years to call her my friend. I value our personal and professional relationship greatly, which only adds to the thrill I have in announcing that you'll get to relax with her a bit and learn from her in person on #IndieCruise next year.

Our theme for #IndieCruise 2016 is Make | Market | Monetize (more about that here), and Anne-Marie has definitely done all three where her business is concerned. If you have not heard her story, you can enjoy it on Season 2, Episode 7, of the Indie Business Podcast.

Stunning Success and Unsurpassed Productivity

Anne-Marie's #IndieCruise Mastermind 2016 presentation is Practical Tips to Organize Your Business for Stunning Success and Unsurpassed Productivity. If you want to hear from someone who walks that talk, then you owe it to yourself to be front and center at the beautiful Club Med Luxury Resort & Spa in Cancún, Yucatán, Mexico, when Anne-Marie lays out what she has done to do things like be named the 2011 US Small Business Administration’s Washington State Business Person of the Year, become a published author, launch a mega-successful Kickstarter campaign and so much more.

Anne-Marie Knows Productivity

You don't accomplish as much as Anne-Marie accomplishes by taking things as they come, or by letting the chips fall where they may in your business or your life. You have to be intentional with every single second of every single day. Here's how Anne-Marie puts it:

We need to get off the urgency treadmill. We need to think carefully about what is truly important that we’re not doing and who is truly important that we’re not spending time with. We must say “no” to urgency and “yes” to the vital, meaningful, life-giving things that make us truly happy.

And there may be other things we may need to say “no” to besides urgency. Our time is a precious and limited resource. “No” is an important part of our vocabulary, and essential for self-care. For example, I have a “Just Say No” list, and while it doesn’t make everything all perfect and easy for me to whittle down my to-do list, it certainly helps.

I cannot wait to share this and other practical tips on #IndieCruise 2016 — and even more fun that I get to do it at a resort in Cancún with other like-minded creative entrepreneurs!

Anne-Marie promises an entertaining, educational, and priceless presentation.

Meet Anne-Marie!

Check out Anne-Marie's website, and follow her on Twitter, on Facebook and on Instagram.


Not only will you hear from Anne-Marie, but you'll also enjoy participating in some deep dive activities that will help you sort through what is blocking you from organizing and prioritizing for maximum productivity in your own life. Yes! That's right — you won't just be sitting there listening. You'll be taking action, and that will make all the difference.

If you don't want to change your life, then don't waste your time joining us on #IndieCruise.

Learning + Implementation

Not only will Anne-Marie share things you can start doing immediately to solidify your productivity plan, but she will also be on hand to answer your personal questions about *your individual life and business.* Come with questions to ask in between our trips to the spa and afternoons spent Masterminding in crystal clear blue tropical waters.

Snorkeling and Sunshine

Come snorkel and learn with us!

Anne-Marie and I are ready to roll out the red carpet for you.

Register for #IndieCruise NOW

Ready to up-level your life and your business?

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If you're already ready to climb aboard, then just click here to register NOW!

See you in Cancún!


How do you organize and prioritize? Do you need help in this area? (My hand is raised up high, just so you know.) What are you looking forward to learning from Anne-Marie on #IndieCruise 2016? Please do share thoughts and experiences in the comments below, or share on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.