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During February we had a chance to take advantage of Loveland Startup Month and Fort Collins Startup/Artup Week. There were a whole bunch of great speakers and discussions, and I was totally inspired by a bunch of conversations I had!

Photo by Kristopher Roller on UnsplashThis is community at its best.

For me, events like this are all about inspiration. Because I love innovative ideas and passionate people, it helps me to build my energy and expand my mind.

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The end of a year can feel a bit limiting. After all, with so little time left, how could I possibly catch up on all the great things I had intended to get done?

Some things just aren’t going to happen.

I view this as an opportunity, though, to do a personal reboot. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re at the end of September already!  That means we have just three months left in the year.  How are your goals doing?

Who could you re-connect with to help get energized for the coming months?

james-padolsey-154227Has your business turned into a slog?

It’s real easy for that to happen, you know. You’re trying to make progress on a bazillion details, and there’s a new challenge every three minutes.

At the end of the day, it feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. Then you get to come back tomorrow and do it again.

And again.

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Easter is a very special time for me, so I thought I’d share this quick message of revitalization:

unbalancedThe whole concept of work-life balance is a distraction, in my opinion.

The problem is that we usually think about putting our life into tight little categories.  Work.  Sleep.  Recreation.  Spiritual.  Networking.  “Quality time.”

So what happens when you’re networking, at work, and it turns out to be a quality spiritual experience?

We don’t know how to deal with it.

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asleepI have to admit it:  I don’t work as hard as others do.

Because I’m sleeping 8-9 hours every night.

Yes, I know that this flies in the face of all those people who are proud of wasting only 4 or 5 hours, and are working to trim it further.

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“I don’t even have time to think any more.”

Owning a business is all-consuming. Even when you’re not “on the job,” you’re worrying about all the issues that came up today and the fires you’ll have to put out tomorrow.

But I hope that you want your company to thrive for years and decades to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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