I was kindly asked to present at a Financial Advisor conference on the coast of New Hampshire (only 17 miles long – I didn’t know that) at a gorgeous resort called Wentworth By The Sea last week. What a beautiful place.
I hope your 2016 is off to a great start! What a natural time of the year for fresh starts. I hope you have some things you’re doing that you’re excited about. I hope you’re working on some projects that have your creative juices flowing. People often think that only kids and artists are creative. Nope. We’re all creative. Adults are just kids with long, hairy legs and we all come from a creative source so therefore we are creative by nature. What would you like to create in 2016?
Happy New Year! When I was a kid I remember figuring out how old I was going to be in the year 2000 and also wondering what life would be like in the year 2000. Can you believe that we’re 16 years past 2000? Wow. I hope you had a great end to your 2015 and I hope even more that 2016 is your best year to date.
For folks who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas last Friday. It snowed here in Colorado on Christmas Day which added to the already very white ground so it really felt like a very white Christmas. It was beautiful. Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, including Festivus for you Seinfeld fans, I hope you had a fun one.
Thanks for all of your very kind birthday wishes and messages last week! What an amazing outpouring of kindness and love. When you write a weekly newsletter and put it out into the world, you never ultimately know where it’s going to end up. There are some folks who frequently reply to my newsletters with comments, questions, insights, etc. And then there are others who message me infrequently. And then there are many others who you wonder if they’re even reading your newsletter.
They say that as you get older, time goes faster. I don’t know about that but wasn’t Y2K like just a week ago? Man, we’re halfway through December already. And my birthday is tomorrow. I guess I am getting older. Yikes.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Beautiful and I had lots of family over including my Mom and Dad, my brother and his family from just down the road in Colorado Springs and my other brother and his family from Orange County, CA. Here are a few of the turkey cupcakes which were part of our Thanksgiving extravaganza.
Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow?! Man, time flies. Wasn’t it just the 4th of July? And wasn’t Y2K like just a year or so ago?
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow with friends and family. Sure, there are all kinds of crazy things going on in the USA and around the world, but we still all have so much to give thanks for. I hope you’re living a life of gratitude.
Busy week last week with presentations in Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX. It’s good to back home in Colorado this week. As this newsletter is hitting your inbox I’m getting ready to present in Denver this morning where I’ve been kindly asked to speak to about 100 Financial Advisors who are part of a regional group of a national Financial Services organization.
I normally speak in about one city per week somewhere in the world, but the last few months have been even more busy than normal with me speaking in multiple cities per week and a lot of running back and forth across the country. This is a good thing.
What a fun time I had last week delivering speaking and training engagements in the Bay Area. I always love being in San Francisco and the surrounding cities – what a beautiful part of our country. And it felt like Summer with temps in the high 80’s.
I was running pretty hard on the East Coast last week with engagements in PA and NJ and a concert in Tarrytown, NY tucked in the middle. I got to drop by Princeton University and see the Fall colors on campus. Years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, I worked in downtown Princeton and I always enjoyed wandering the campus at lunch time.
Mid-October already? Really? How did that happen? I spoke in Chicago and Orlando last week. It was cool in Chicago and warm in Orlando. Shocker. At about the same time that you’re receiving this newsletter, I’m at 35,000′ on my way to deliver engagements in PA and NJ. Having been born and raised in NJ before moving to Colorado almost 12 years ago, it’s always fun to come back to my old stomping grounds and I’m fortunate that I get back at least a few times each year. I can almost taste the Dunkin Donuts coffee and the Pork Roll….
I hope you’re having a great start to your week! I’m sending you this newsletter from Chicago where I’ve been kindly asked to deliver the keynote presentation and two breakout sessions at an exclusive Financial Services conference. I think this may be my 9th or 10th presentation in the Windy City so far this year. I kinda know my way around here. Awesome city with even awesomer people. “Awesomer” is a word, isn’t it….?
The chill of Fall is in the air here in Colorado which means skiing can’t be far off – YEEEHHAAA!!! I’m delivering speaking engagements in Chicago and Orlando in the next week so it will be nice to get the contrast of the cool Northern USA and warm Southern USA. A fun part of being a Professional Speaker is that you get to experience many places and many climates. If you enjoy traveling, which I do, being a Professional Speaker is fun for many reasons. I hope you’re having a great start to your October!
Did you get to see this past weekend’s Blood Moon? Man, that was crazy looking. It was a nice way to cap off the Broncos win over the Lions on Sunday evening. I hope your team did well in week three of the new NFL sea
Today is the first day of Fall and it’s starting to feel like it here at 7500′ in Monument, Colorado. The aspens are changing color and I’m predicting that we’ll have snow here in Colorado at the higher elevations within two weeks. I hope it’s starting to cool off wherever you are. Unless you’re reading this in the Southern Hemisphere where your Winter is winding down and Spring is just around the corner.
I hope you paused for a couple of moments a few days ago on 9/11 to think of those who lost their lives on that day fourteen years ago and to give thanks for being able to live in this amazing country. I posted something on Facebook on 9/11 which had a far greater response than I was expecting.
I hope you had a fun Labor Day Weekend! I had a relaxing one with my family. Pre-season football, The Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston, and The Russian Open in Moscow on the home theater. Lots of football, golf and couch time. And grilling on the deck, having my Mom and Dad over, the kids running through the sprinklers, naps and all kinds of late Summer fun.