Here’s a couple of thoughts I had about sustainability and resilience …

It’s a powerful concept!

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I had the chance yesterday to visit with a relative that we haven’t seen for a while …

What a great way to enjoy our summer!

piggybankMoney is a part of our culture that can be highly sensitive. For instance, it’s impolite to ask someone how much they make in their job or the size of their retirement savings.

And yes, I know that the biblical reference is that the love of money is the root of all evil, but it seems we’ve decided that money itself is a demonic force.

Here’s the truth:  money, in whatever form, is just a tool. It doesn’t matter if it’s cash in your wallet, or digits in a bank account, or access to others’ capital.

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I had a chance to sing at a wedding this weekend, so it got me thinking about the special moments in life:

I had a bit of a down day yesterday, which got me thinking …

alex-blajan-99325There’s a lot of exciting progress happening. Property values are up. Unemployment is down. Communities are growing.

I’m honored to work with clients in an amazing diversity of industries, and I’m seeing that optimism is generally much higher than it was last year.

Of course, as business leaders, we’re charged with looking at the big picture and taking the long view. So we know that good news tends to blind us to problems, and an up-cycle will surely be followed by the down-cycle.

That’s not a bad thing. It’s how the world works.

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Summer can be a great chance not just to relax, but to do some activities that we might not otherwise engage in.

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And don’t forget to sign up for the November Colorado Coaching Conference before the early bird rate expires!  We have some fabulous speakers and activities this year.

My thoughts this week are to the many blessings we have in our country.  Despite our tendency to look at the negative, we have a whole lot to be thankful for on this July 4th week!

The good news? We paid off our mortgage last week!

What are YOU celebrating?

I was working with others on the ICF-CO Fall Conference, where someone remarked, “You know, Fearless Leadership [the conference theme] isn’t about fear!”

So what IS it about? Well, here’s the answer …

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