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I was selected to attend an event at the London Frame Studio
organised by Total Greek yoghurt and of course I dragged my
American guest along with me to share the experience.
We were happy/nervous pupils being taught how to Rumba, Salsa
and Tango by the pros - Dee Thresher celebrity fitness expert and
Jesรบs Reyes Ortiz Jr dance instructor from the US.

 O' yes, it was a PROPER work out whilst trying to not look like the odd ones out
...hard work! However, it was fun and very friendly, which helped us shake off
any embarrassment or pressure.

The class was rounded off nicely with a generous spread of tasty food,
refreshments and other great stuff courtesy of Total Greek yoghurt.
If you don't like the gym, this could be an alternative keep fit method for you.

Now I have the hunger for more Rumba dancing so 'Strictly Come' or 'Dancing with' -
here these happy feet come!

More Fun on the Floor

This time it was fun on the 6th floor, where I ate lunch at the London Ken…

This Week: My Paycation Journey

My Paycation Journey...

My journey so far; started off being interested in what my friend was doing as a Paycation on-line travel consultant.
I checked out the opportunity myself
(with my trained legal eye).

I've always had an entrepreneur mind set but didn't want to jump in to
investing £60k for a business like a franchise. I saw that this business
matched my idea of a low investment for a share of the license and obtaining
credentials. The X factor for me was getting paid the equivalent of a day job
by simply booking travel with a click of a button on my laptop.

My brother asked me "why would people need your service?" I immediately 
explained that there are many people who do not have the time to plan, 
shop around for best deals and book travel - I will provide the personal and 
convenience service. Indeed, customers including friends and relatives were
waiting for my service. I fired up and was in the pursuit of joyful work. 


I liked the value in a business so I paid the £99 to kick start my career/
new business which was the equivalent of a 3 course meal. I was immediately
provided with excellent marketing tools, products galore, a professional website,
(human) support and training to provide a professional service to my customers.

I read the technical booklet on what to expect and do as a travel agent
and even passed the CTA test in no time, through Paycation's partnership
with CLIA. I was able to apply to be in the cruise industry - now I'm an approved
CLIA member and able to book big earners from group cruise trips and have
enjoyed booking many great escapes for friends, family and others.
Since then other opportunities have come my way. 

Getting Paid To Travel

Booking my own travel was something I did anyway but I wanted my travel agent
perks including earned bonuses and commission to pay for my travels and why not?
So I tried out the perks only for TAs!

I phoned my chosen hotel and gave them my credentials.They were
sweet and happy to accommodate myself and son on a generous travel
agent rate...wow my first experience felt great and my holiday seemed even
more fabulous. 

Now people see my business/lifestyle and have joined. 
More income for me as I get paid a bonus for each person signing up
whilst helping to grow Paycation globally; smiles all round for customers
and myself. I even received a cool gift from a customer who bought it
whilst on her 5* cheap Greek holiday. I hit the ground running within months of 
joining, I have a FB fan page 'mysuitcase.paycation' to be more visible, a
website www.mysuitcase.paycation.comblog and business cards. 
I've learnt so much in a short space of time, learning the art of leadership,
marketing, communicating, managing my business and even my young
teen son has learnt some business skills! 

Check out this lovely home-made video put together by Marcia 

Sophia Satchell


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