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Where I was when I found out you were coming….

I don’t quite know where to begin….I have been hoping, wishing and praying for this very moment all of my life. My partners tell me everyday that I have too much passion for this – too much chutzpah, not to do this full time…what am I waiting for. I am poised on the opening to a chasm that has no bottom, yet I am scared to take that first and most courageous leap….the only thing holding me back is me…courage, I wish I knew where you were…I wish I knew when I was going to find you…I wish I could know where I was when I found out you were coming – because then I would be ready!

events, Meeting Planning, special events, Uncategorized, weddings

I made one life altering resolution…what will yours be?

Today I received a list of things to do in 2011…and one really stuck with me:

 Make at least one life altering resolution. (i.e. health, image, time management, relationships) – courtesy of Jewel Diamond Taylor | 4195 Chino Hills Pkway | Chino Hills | CA | 91709.

 This year, at MDM Associates our one life altering resolution will be self-sufficiency… it is time to live our dream not someone else’s.  it is time that we move forward with the goal/vision…our lives are no longer dependent upon working for someone else.  It is time that we operate in our CALLING! OUR PURPOSE! Anything else is not satisfying for me but sometimes we gotta do it to make ends meet until we can get to where we need to be..I don’t know what God is doing but I’m trusting him and MOVING FORWARD…

events, Meeting Planning, special events, Uncategorized, weddings

It’s The Little Things

In this world of hurry up and rushing – it is often good to remember to do the little things – as often, those are the things that matter the most.  For every consultation, every event, any interaction – no matter how small and inconsequential it may seem to some – we take the time to write a hand written “Thank You” card to our clients.  Time – it is the one item that there simply isn’t enough of – but when you use it well –it can and does mean the world to those that you share it with!

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What are you waiting for?

Are you looking for the perfect way to make your life easier?  Well you have come to the right place.  MDM Associates is adept in organizing, fine tuning, and having your event be, “THE ONE” that everyone is talking about for years to come.

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‘Straight from the Horse’s Mouth’

Thinking of a Master Plan

Be sure to tune in to ‘Straight from the Horse’s Mouth’ when radio host, Ursala Joyner, probes the mind of yours truly, Advice Blogger — Hottywood_Helps!

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Remember, “90% of any effort is getting started” and as always, Hottywood_Helps.

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“The Difference is in the Details!”

The office space is secured. The computer is set up. The Wi-Fi is working. And now the plans are being made. This is a dream that has been in the making for quite some time, and now — finally — reality is at my fingertips. It’s within my grasp, even as I look around at all of the work that [still] needs to be done, beginning & ending with unpacking the last of the boxes. MDM Associates, is up and running, conducting business as only we know how.

Just like MDM Associates, is working hard to make our dreams come true, we’ll put in twice as much effort and hard work to do the same for you!

Have you ever wondered where the dream wedding comes from? What goes into making your dream a reality? Well if you have – it comes from people; it comes from us – MDM Associates! WE make the magic happen.

The most important part of what we do is cultivate the relationships that we have with our partners. On this adventure, our partners are the people who works with and trusts us to plan their events, because they are just as important as the people and places who supply us with what we need to make dreams come true!

From the first idea of what you can imagine in your mind for your event to the last image you actually see….we are with you every step of the way! With MDM Associates, “The Difference is in the Details!”

events, special events, Uncategorized, weddings

It’s Official….well almost

The key to any great plan is just that planning…while we’ve been doing this sporadically and in a minor way full time for about a year now, we are gearing up for our Official Launch….and I must say that in this business of details, we are the nitpicking and checklist gurus….I think we even have check lists for our check lists! Yes it seems redundant….but it keeps us from missing any of the key details, and more importantly many of the most important details are minute ones – and we have those covered too! When we go live next month, I don’t plan on EVER looking back, and we don’t want to have to say “we should have or could have” done something to make this transition smoother….we want it to be smooth from the start!

There are many pros to the independent life of special events, but there were also many things to consider before making this leap. We’ve found the special events industry to be full of wonderful people that were happy to share best practices; we have received valuable advice from many sources in the meetings and planning industry. What we have learned the most, is that with the right preparation, executing our plan – you know, following those checklists to the letter, it will be much easier and our business will have a greater chance for success.

Our success in planning a flawless launch, will cement our message that at MDM Associates – The Difference Is In The Details!

events, special events, Uncategorized, weddings

Hello world!

Welcome to MDM On The Move. Well, here begins the journey….I am heading down an uncharted road, a road that leads to my dreams….MDM Associates, is the difference between an event and a SPECIAL event…we make your dreams come true….MDM Associates – The Difference Is In The Details