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You should definitely check out my podcast interview with Tyler Wagner!

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Photo by Sebastián León Prado on UnsplashEverybody wants to have a great company and a great life.

I’m fortunate to work with a number of inspiring business leaders, but it’s easy for them to lose their spark under the day-to-day pressure. No matter what your story is, you still have to make sure that nitty-gritty stuff gets done.

Paying the bills. Filing taxes. Paying your workers.

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Photo by Park Troopers on UnsplashWe’re all striving, searching, growing. In search of a better life.

That’s life in our modern culture.

But what about living the life I already have?

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Events like these Startup Weeks can be absolutely transformational. Because, for a whole week, you can immerse yourself in learning new approaches, being inspired, and meeting amazing people.

The format for this used to be industry conferences. But as they became more and more dominated by vendors, they became less about learning and growing. So many of them have died or become irrelevant.

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I hope you’ve had a chance to take a bit of a break! This is important for bringing our best to our customers and organizations.

I’ve been SO inspired and uplifted by the conferences that ICF Colorado has put on – this is the 4th one!

Make sure you contact me ASAP for the discount code, before the event totally fills up!

We had some awesome examples at last week’s ICF Colorado meeting!

Such simple questions can elicit such awesome insights.

It’s real easy to get overwhelmed with big events.  This week we worry about fires and hurricanes, and the anniversary of 9/11.  Sometimes it seems that you just can’t make a dent at all.

But it DOES matter.  You touch some people, and they care.

costea-alexandra-265234The growl of a school bus powering up the street awakened me this morning. Combined with one of the wettest Augusts I can remember, I now feel welcomed to Fall — even though it’s over a month away.

Seasonality is a significant part of many businesses. It might be the holiday retail season, the school year, weather cycles, or the calendar year. Most likely you see a significant yearly cycle in your industry.

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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:

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