Join Us On Indie Caribbean Cruise!

In this video last week, I announced Indie Cruise, scheduled to set sail on February 3, 2011 for a 4-Night Key West and Isla Cozumel Cruise aboard Carnival Destiny. This post shares an overview of the fantastic plans I have made especially for you!

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First, know that the Early Bird registration (at the astounding rate of just $338.02 per person per cabin), expires October 1 15! If you already know you want to go (and you know you do!), click here to register now.I am so excited about Indie Cruise! Not only is it a chance to relax and unwind, but it's also an opportunity to connect with like-minded Indies Business leaders (that's right, you're a leader!) in an atmosphere where we can learn, love, share and grow personally.


Bon Voyage Meetup: We'll gather at the beautiful Hyatt Summerfield Suites Miami for a fun Bon Voyage Meetup! You'll meet, network and chat with like-minded Indies who are joining us on the cruise, plus Miami locals who want to meet up with you! Use the #IndieCruise hash tag to create some new relationships!


Fun + Collaborative MasterMind Discussions

In between shore excursions, spa, pool, food, casino and amazing entertainment, you'll connect in person with your peers in four Collaborative MasterMind Discussions designed to help you maximize your potential and grow personally through the business you lead every day. Here's what you'll enjoy (the order of events may change):

MM Discussion No. 1: Creating and Sharing Your Story: If you've been in business even for a short time, you have probably learned that the sale is made long before the buyer comes to your website to make a purchase. Anyone can make great products, but selling them starts with a great story. We'll help you refine your 30-second Indie story. You'll also learn the “do's” and “donts” of maximizing your unique story, both in person and online, so you can enter and maintain business and personal relationship with confidence and style.

Key West Excursion: Enjoy Key West, either on your own or or an available tour. Known for its laid back atmosphere, quaint shops (a chance to make some wholesale connections maybe? …) and seafood restaurants, Key West is a great place to relax and unplug from the hustle and bustle of life.

Carnival Destiny

MM Discussion No. 2: Building and Maintaining Momentum: So many Indies start with a bang, then slowly lose momentum, eventually grinding to a halt due to burnout, information overload, frustration due to lack of productivity, an unhealthy view of failure, life and family responsibilities and social media wipeout. This MM Discussion is all about sharing and implementing the best strategies, including the hottest ways for Indies to use new mobile technologies, we have for balancing all of your responsibilities so you and your business achieve success that last as long as you want it to.

Cozumel Excursion: Enjoy Isla Cozumel, a tranquil oasis with a world famous dive site. Don't forget your passport!

MM Discussion No. 3: Expanding Your Sphere Of Influence: To generate sales, you must first have influence. Stories in place, along with an ability to maintain momentum without burning out, we'll move to engaging your who you are as a person to create limitless opportunities for you to sell your products and grow your business. We'll explore the foundations of effective leadership, separating the wheat from the chaff so you invest (not “spend”) your time wisely and with specific goals in mind.


Spa Experience: In addition to limitless amounts of food (including numerous healthful choices!), you'll enjoy access to the on-board casino, fun entertainment and, of course, the spa! That's right, you'll be able to choose a la carte from dozens of services designed to further enhance your Caribbean cruise experience. Ahhhh. I'm feelin' it already!

MM Discussion No. 4: Enjoy your life! Build your business! Have your way!: Finally, we'll put all of this together so you can make even more of your life and your business as an integrated whole. We'll cover team building as well as taking the MasterMind sessions to a whole new level when you get back home. We'll implement the best follow-up mechanisms so we turn what we learn on Indie Cruise into action.


If you provide consulting services to Indies, you'll be able to schedule your consultations in quiet conference rooms at no additional charge throughout our time on board ship. This is a great opportunity to meet existing clients and develop your client base in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

Continuous MasterMinding: The Indie Cruise Experience does not end when we once again set foot on dry land. When we return, you'll be challenged to continue the MasterMind experience. Opportunities to hook up with new MasterMind partners, plus tips to help you create a successful MasterMind of your own will be available to you. Choose to MasterMind with people you meet on board, and bring others to join you when you get home if you'd like.

Remember, knowledge is great, but it really only matters when it is translated into action.

Register Now!

Award-winning Indie entrepreneur extraordinaire Lela Barker of Bella Lucce has registered to joined us on board. And that's just the beginning! Once you register, grab the badge to the right and post it on your website, blog or wherever else you want to share that you'll be participating in this life-changing event!

You won't want to miss this collaborative sharing event — your life will never be the same!

Click here to register now!!

To ensure your Early Bird price of just $338.02 per person per cabin, click here to deliver your $50 non-refundable deposit today! See you on board!

Question: What could you get out of Indie Cruise 2011?

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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.