The Ultimate Business Mentor and The Multiplier Effect


Last year around this time, I was no where near here. I was home in the USA busy planting a garden. Today, I find myself a VIP in Dubai, UAE. How did I come to be the unstoppable go-getter who finds a way to make business happen and saves the client a million dollar in the process?

The answer will surprise you, but you must read to the end in order to fully comprehend.

Sure I have business degrees, experience, etc. Then again most consultants do.  What I did differently, is that I planted a garden and watched life grow. I learned first hand from natural intelligence at work. From a single seed came flowers, bees, birds, butterflies and trees. A whole new rich world–the multiplier effect.

My garden was the ultimate mentor who taught me some of the most valuable business lessons and ethics. There is universal intelligence at work at all times. Gardening helped me tap into this intelligence.

Five months ago, I was hired by a well-established US firm in order to assist in setting up a Dubai branch. I stayed at the Marriott with the rest of the company’s team. Then I found out that the company was paying a staggering $536 per night for each employee.  I took it upon myself to negotiate a better rate. During one of my meetings with the Marriott sales Manager, who happened to be from Syria, I found myself talking to him in my native tongue (Arabic). What came out of my mouth surprised even myself.  That was a defining moment where I stroke the right cord to produce a great melody. The Manager who originally thought I was American, felt that I could relate to the core of his culture and the wisdom of his ancestors. We were no longer two people from two different worlds sitting across the table negotiating a discount. The next morning, he called me to tell me that he woke up in the middle of the night thinking about what I said. “Where did you learn such wisdom? Very few people in Syria can articulate this kind of Arabic”, he said. I told him that I owe it to my mother and my garden–two deeply nurturing livings.  From then on, he bent backwards to provide outstanding service to the company’s employees, he helped me establish a corporate account for the US firm, and lowered the rate from the starting point of $536 to only $164 per night–a 69% discount! Multiply that by an average of 10 employees and project it over a year…You get the picture.

So, if you want to grow your business, don’t just go about your business.

Become unstoppable and unforgettable.

And most of all, believe…Belief can move mountains and build empires.

And always remember,

you are more powerful than you think.


YOU Should Know This

You Have More Power Than you Think

I hope you see this just on time when you need it. We are more powerful than we think. A word of caution: use your power in a constructive and positive way.  You harvest what you sow–IN MULTIPLES.

I used this empowering affirmation today to feel strong and think positively and self-assuredly. It worked for me.  I hope it works for you too.

By Monia Swaans, MBA

Positively, always.

The Answer to Life’s Bewildering Questions

Jim Carrey delivers one of THE most COMPELLING and moving speeches which will answer your most bewildering life’s dilemmas. His poignant words will make you laugh, cry, and leave you deeply inspired:
Watching this speech is one of the most important things you will do today. You are guaranteed to be moved and inspired.
Please take a second to write me a comment telling me what you think, and if you’d like to see more like this. Thank you.

From Monia Swaans, M.B.A. It’s all about FAITH

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The Perfect Love Story


The perfect marriage between the monarch butterfly and this princess flower with a crown on her head.

If you’d like to keep your loved ones close, feed their souls and be delightful to their senses. That’s your gravitational pull.

Who could better know love than nature?

A love tip raw from my garden to you🌻

Monia Swaans, M.B.A. Connected to nature and inviting you to do the same.


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Field of Dreams

Let there be a focal point to your boundless fields of dreams, thus it serves as your point of reference and the compass which guides your steps.

I woke up dreaming of having breakfast in the south of France countryside, sitting at a small round table for two with curved wrought iron legs. Humming birds serenading me with their songs.
Boundless fields of lavender stretching before me, with a single tree where the sky kisses the land.

I stretch my arms yawning with twinkles in my eyes, not a single worry on my mind–my spirit is free,
I get up and start walking amongst the flowers tracing my path towards the single tree…

…sharing a dream…

By Monia Swaans, sharing visions and fields of dreams, and inviting you to do the same.

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The Fading Sun


They say the sun is fading
and I say none,
the sun will go on shining,
she is never done.

By Monia Swaans, M.B.A. Poet and Writer.

Do you think I should include this short poem in my poetry book soon to be released?

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