Escaping the Heat

I am sure you can all understand my desire to bolt from Phoenix over the summer as much as I possibly can. When it is hitting 110 every day I get away whenever my schedule allows (for my friends, family, colleagues, and clients who live in the winter cold weather states I am sure you are thinking that I should be taking my medicine as you did during the past harsh winter but remember you are always welcome to come play golf with me in January when it is 80 degrees!) This past week I was thrilled to spend my time in Denver, one of my favorite cities in the country! I always rent a loft in LoDo, the local way of referring to Lower Downtown, where I can walk, bike or scooter to literally everything. Whether it is a Rockies game, music in the park, exploring Cherry Creek or frequenting my favorites restaurants and clubs it is always just a mater of minutes before I am in the heart of it all! This is one city that did it right! This past weekend the Greenway Foundation put on an event where Cherry Creek dumps into the Platte River and was a combo of live music, paddle boarding, kayaking, contests with prizes and of course beer and over the top food…with Coors Light being a sponsor who would have guessed! I wanted to share some pictures and hope that they will entice you to put this fab city on your list of must visit in the future!
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Lock Up Your Loved Ones

Many of my recent posts have been centered around my business and I think it is time to touch on the importance of the loved ones in our lives. It is not what we have in our lives but who, and we all need to ask ourselves if we are spending the least time with the people who are the most important? Let these people know you love them and let them know often. Make them feel special every day. Don’t wait one more day lest it is too late. Regrets down the road are mistakes made today. Please don’t ever take these people for granted. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by a family of people who, through trials and tribulations, have been vigilant in their love. When I was on drugs, they tried to intervene. When I lost touch, they didn’t lose hope. When I was branded society’s outcast, they hugged me tightest. When they were taken away from me, I finally knew their worth. Let these people know you love them and let them know often. Let them know how special they are every day. Watch your kids and fight to protect them no matter how much they rebel against it. Pick up the phone and call your parents, or better yet, visit them, they will not always be there for you. Hug your loved ones close and be true to your commitments and you will have that love reflected back to you. Lock up your loved ones so that you will never have to regret the things that were not said or the love not given. They will be your cheerleaders, your confidants, and your reality check. As you are there for them, they will be there for you. It will make a difference to them and it will make a difference in you.
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Goodbye to My Beloved Four Legged Son

As the first quarter of the year comes to a close I reflect on all that I have to be grateful for and all of the many people who touch my life!  I am also internally grateful to all of you who have and continue to reach out to me as this is also the six month mark in which I lost my twelve year old four legged son Archie to cancer.  Although it has been over six months I still feel the pain of losing a family member and give special thanks to those who give me their shoulder, listen to my stories and share with me their similar losses. On a professional note, the start of 2014 is bringing exciting new changes in the way I deliver content to my clients.  Speaking engagements, webinars, audioconferences and product sales are just the tip of the iceberg…I am very excited about some new ventures I will be launching and well certainly keep you all in the loop. Watch for post later in this week about Bank and Credit Union Robbery Tips.
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