Don and I had the privilege of watching How I Built This Live with Guy Raz as he interviewed Curt Richardson, the founder of Otterbox, at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO who says he "grows to give."
For owners, the path to success in our business is more complex and requires great perseverance and grit. We need to be clear on what we are pursuing and why.
Austin Kleon reminded me recently of the importance of walking in the morning - every single day - in his awesome book, Keep Going. I've been trying to keep it up, even during these quickly changing seasons in Breckenridge, CO. I LOVE to walk. As an introvert, it's a time for me to process all … Continue reading The Morning Walk
For a local business, much of the most influential impacts of marketing will not be online - they will be from tangible factors: Do you have a great product? Do you deliver an amazing experience that people want to tell others about? Do you have a location that is easily accessible and pleasant to frequent? … Continue reading Marketing Your Local Business
Winter, you may say - isn't that obvious? 😉 Well, while it is, in fact, still winter - and our family sure does love long winters here in Colorado - I think personally and professionally, it's valuable to step back and assess which season of life we are experiencing. That way, we don't expect it … Continue reading Which Season Are You In?
I am a hopeless romantic. I love movies like Serendipity where two people meet and "re-meet" each other because of a series of chance encounters or click moments. I personally keep my eyes wide open for these moments and have a secret delight when I'm in the middle of the experience. To me, they seem like … Continue reading Chance Meetings
Ever notice that in some friendships, when you really get to know someone, you tend to stop paying attention to or caring about those minor outward traits like what they are wearing or how they styled their hair? When you might have seen someone who was "sloppy" or "nerdy" or "loose," or even "polished" or … Continue reading First Impressions and the Long Haul
Have you read this book - Mindset, by Carol Dweck - before? I've heard of it for years but decided to plunge in and read it this month. I gained many insights from it and have really tried to think about my own mindsets - especially around money, growth, and success. I am someone that … Continue reading Grow Your Mindset
Has something ever taken you out of life for a season - perhaps an injury, a loss, or even a bad decision? I can only imagine as shock starts to slowly bleed into reality. "This is real. This is happening." It's probably like watching a movie and wishing you could push rewind to rewrite the … Continue reading Broken
Do you feel "stuck" in any way? In your career? Emotionally? Health-wise? Relationally? Last week I had the surprise "honor" of getting my car stuck in the snow. I had just dropped off my kids at the bus stop and decided to try to make my way up the bank as I had done many … Continue reading Stuck?