Many families today own a vacation home. While a second home on historic Nantucket or on the waterfront of Naples, FL, is a wonderful luxury, complicated issues can arise when it comes to insuring them. In fact, it has become quite challenging to insure homes not just in Naples, but in most parts of Florida, as well as in summer spots such as the Hamptons, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. These challenges make it even more critical that you work with an advisor who understands the subtleties of insuring a vacation home and the factors specific to each region of the country.
When individuals buy secondary residences, they often rely on a
local insurance agent to provide coverage options. Oftentimes, these small firms are not able to provide the best protection for
exposures facing affluent clients and the locale itself.
So, how should you proceed when insuring a coastal vacation home, particularly one in a high-risk location?
Are you heading to Super Bowl 50? Let FlyPrivate arrange all of your private aviation to the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara,
California where the best two teams in the NFL will compete for the coveted Super Bowl Championship.
If you’re planning to attend Super Bowl 50, please keep these tips in mind when booking your private jet charter:
Book early. Availability of private jets flying to the
biggest sporting event of the year is limited and jets will book rapidly.
Do your homework up front. Many first-time fliers will be waiting on tickets and accommodations.
Knowing costs and availability ahead of time will save you the hassle later and allow you to book swiftly when you are ready.
Avoid game-day travel. If you can avoid flying in and out of Bay Area airports on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2016, traveling will be a lot less challenging. The host airport is generally closed to private jets on Super Bowl Sunday due to lack of ramp space. Additional aircraft restrictions are often in effect even after the game. Alternate airports also fill up quickly and a
reservation system for private jets flying in and out of nearby airports will likely be in effect. Keep in mind that your final destination could be hours away from the stadium, but we will help you to plan accordingly.
Plan on the weather.This goes without saying in
February, but weather can cause unexpected delays. Avoiding game-day travel will help ensure that you don’t miss a minute of the Super Bowl action.
If you’re planning to see the league’s top teams battle it out, consider FlyPrivate to get you there and back with our unique and flexible “pay as you fly” business model. There are no deposits required to join. Find the best aircraftvalues through our valued partnerships, all with the top-notch serviceyou deserve.
“The Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 are ultra long-rage high-speed, VIP jets that are currently under development and will compete against the likes of the Gulfstream Aerospace’s G650 and G650ER.
Initially, the Global 7000 and Global 8000 were expected to enter service in 2016 and 2017 respectively, but the launch of the Global 7000 has been delayed till the second-half of 2018 and it’s certain that Global 8000 will not arrive at its expected date. Sixty-two units have already been booked and customers include F1 legend Niki Lauda, VistaJet and NetJets, yet the delay in arrival means that Bombardier Aerospace may lose some share of the market to its competitors…”
Jan Jones is the author of “The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness”. The book debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Office Management Category. It has received widespread acclaim from executives and executive assistants worldwide. Jan spent 20 years as an esteemed international executive assistant to well-known business people, including personal development icon and author Tony Robbins. Jan is passionate about the executive assistant role and continues to champion the profession through speaking, mentoring and offering timeless, practical advice that is relevant to the day-to-day role of the executive assistant.
Why do successful executives settle for lousy assistants?
I became fascinated with this question when one of my famous CEO clients once again employed an assistant with no experience of
supporting a high-level executive. He’d done the same thing twice before, with disastrous results. Why, I asked myself, would a smart, powerful executive keep repeating this mistake? And he’s not alone. Over the course of my career as a former assistant and now as a business owner, I’m repeatedly bewildered that successful
executives, who otherwise demonstrate good business judgment,
allow themselves to be encumbered by ineffective assistants.
Like my client, many executives (of older and younger generations) harbor outdated ideas about what an assistant is and how they can enhance the executive’s effectiveness. Executives underestimate the requirements of the role and don’t realize that their assistant is their “face” to the world. But it doesn’t have to be this way because there is no shortage of high-quality assistants all over America and all over the world.
In my new book, The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness, I interviewed numerous successful executives such as Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers and real estate mogul, Donald Trump, whose stellar
assistants have been with them well over twenty years.
Entrepreneur Richard Branson’s former assistant was with him over 30 years. In the book, I discuss characteristics that are the hallmarks of exceptional executive assistants. Some assistants may have all these characteristics, some only a handful of them. I show executives what to look for in order to find an exceptional assistant who will be their valuable business partner.
A first step in securing the right assistant is for executives to get clear on what they need from an assistant. In addition to skills and experience, Richard Branson told me because of the close working relationship and the amount of time he and his assistant spend
traveling the world on business, it’s important that they can also be friends. Donald Trump told me it’s important that “someone is on your wavelength – and it also saves time.” Indeed. The exceptional assistant understands that giving back time to their boss is a vital role they play. They do so by handling any and all matters that would be distractions keeping the boss from focusing on the strategic side of the business. Juggling numerous tasks and opening up more hours in the day are just the beginning of the value accomplished
assistants like John Chambers’ assistant Debbie Gross, or Liz Gregersen, assistant to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, can bring to an
If an executive is ready for a high-quality assistant who executes well, here’s a sampling of the characteristics they should look for in choosing their valuable “right arm”:
•Someone Who Thinks & Plans Ahead: The exceptional assistant handles the nitty-gritty for their executive. They remove
uncertainty. Using good judgment, these self-starters are constantly looking ahead in order to take care of their boss’ needs. They don’t require constant supervision or direction. Once you give them the “big picture” you can get out of the way and let them do their job.
• Someone Who is Resourceful: Being resourceful is a vital asset for an exceptional assistant. Full of initiative and drive, an exceptional assistant knows how to get the job done. They know when and how to take appropriate action. They are courageous and move speedily to avert a crisis without making the boss responsible for problems they can handle.
• Someone Who Makes Their Executive Look Good: The assistant is the executive’s “face” and “voice” to the world. An assistant must know what image the boss wants to project and make sure they are successfully projecting that image. They must, at all times, present themselves in a manner that reflects the boss’ values and priorities.
• Someone with Top-Notch Communication Skills: Because an
assistant frequently speaks on behalf of the boss, they must
communicate with clarity, exhibit a professional demeanor and
convey sincerity and respectfulness in their communications.
• Someone Who is Detail Oriented: Whether it is impeccable
presentations, spelling, planning travel, or meetings and events,
everything is accurate and organized down to the last detail.
• Someone with High Levels of Integrity & Discretion: An
exceptional assistant shows excellent discretion in all
communication regarding their boss and their firm. They don’t
indulge in gossip, show disloyalty, or betray a confidence. They
follow through on promises and always keep their word.
In addition to acting as the executive’s face to the world, an
exceptional executive assistant functions as the executive’s “eyes and ears”, keeping them in touch and in tune with the wider
organization, contributing to the direct effectiveness of the
executive and the overall effectiveness of the company. A strong business partner in the form of an exceptional assistant is half the battle in an executive’s day-to-day productivity. I guarantee you, once you’ve had the experience of working with this special breed of assistant, you can never again settle for anything less.
When you choose to FlyPrivate to your event, you will experience our industry leading service and “pay as you fly” business model, firsthand. We will work with you to eliminate unnecessary travel time to and from your event, avoiding costly delays and allowing you, your family, friends or colleagues, more time to enjoy your flight. Fly with us and relax in comfort, as you take a luxury ride to your favorite sporting events.
Whether you’re flying alone or with a group, across the country or abroad, we’ll treat your trip as if it were our own. Leave the details to us – we have over 15 years of experience providing luxury travel to customers just like you. Many premier sporting events come with
many logistical challenges, but we will make sure you have the greatest trip possible. Please contact us to benefit from our experience.
We want to recognize FlyPrivate’s Director of Client Services, Steve S. who rode for the second year in yesterday’s 50 mile Pan-Mass Challenge! For the past two years Steve has ridden on his brothers’ team, CYCLE FOR COLBY. In November of 2012, at the age of 16, Steve’s niece was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She finished chemo treatments in June 2013 and has officially been a Cancer Survivor since November of 2013! For the past two years, Colby has completed the ride with her team. Steve rides for his niece along with everyone else who has been affected by Cancer. To donate or learn more about Colby’s story visit: http://www2.pmc.org/profile/CS0292.
Beautiful day volunteering for Tipsy Tatas at their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Golf Outing at Southers Marsh Golf Clubin Plymouth, MA. Everything was wonderful from the venue to the golfers, volunteers, sponsors, speakers, food, auction items and
raffle prizes! Here are a few photos from the event.
FlyPrivate’s Marketing Manager Bekky with her friend, and Tipsy Tatas Event Coordinator and volunteer, Liz.
“Private jets. Private flight. Extraordinary,” he said. “There’s nothing that changes quality of life when you travel as much as I do, as that.”
In fact, he was persuaded to give private flights a try after a 13-hour lost-luggage, delayed-flight ordeal between San Diego and Aspen, where he was visiting a billionaire friend for Christmas. He told Torabi how his friend explained the value of bypassing commercial flights:
I said, “Dude, I’m not a billionaire like you.” He goes, “You don’t have to be a billionaire. You have to start thinking that you’re worth it.”
He said, “But, I’m gonna tell you something, if you just take a budget and you just say, ‘For the year I’m gonna spend this, but I can go when I want, where I want, wherever I want, in the middle of the night, with my own food. I can sleep in the middle of the night ’cause I’ve got a bed on the plane.'”
He said, “It will change your productivity more than anything on earth.” And it sounded insane. So he said, “Start with a small amount. Pick a number, and just say you’re gonna charter. Don’t be stupid and buy a jet. That doesn’t make any sense.” He goes, “Just go charter.”
Read the full article from Business Insider to see why Tony decided flying private was the only way to go.