Market & Economy Report: Q2 2019

on April 18, 2019 |By Tim Doyle | Market & Economy
There are few better ways to welcome spring each year than by spending an afternoon at Coors Field with a rockies dog in-hand and a cold beverage within reach. It never fails that every time I’m at a baseball game, the 7th inning stretch rolls around and I’m reminded that there are two types of baseball fans:  
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It's All Your Fault (in Your Business)

on March 14, 2019 |By Jarrod Musick | Business Owners
Here’s the bad news. You are at fault for everything that goes wrong in your business. The good news is that there are only four reasons why, and they are all fixable.   When something goes wrong in my firm, I take a mental look at ‘The List’ and ask which one it is.  
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How Your Brain Deals With Trauma

on March 14, 2019 |By Amy Bertle | Women Dealing With Loss
There are some common themes throughout life that we all share. Research has shown one of these shared experiences is what has been commonly referred to as “widow’s brain”. After the trauma of losing a spouse, the majority of women experience a type of “fog” that can feel like an overwhelming sense of being disconnected, unorganized, and scatterbrained. In this state of mind, the ability to perform simple tasks, recall memories, and think through problems seems impossible.
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How Essentialism Applies to Your Business

on February 13, 2019 |By Jarrod Musick | Business Owners
“Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.” - Jerzy Gregorek   Making tough decisions allows you to pursue what matters. Trying to do everything or always taking the path of least resistance leads to disarray. Jerzy (champion powerlifter, author, political refugee, and poet) may not consider himself an adherent of Essentialism but he has incorporated its central ideas into his personal philosophy. Essentialism is a mental model that acts as a filter help us make better decisions. Business leadership is about making good decisions and staying focused. Essentialism is an ideal tool to have.
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Creating a Legacy

on February 13, 2019 |By Steve Musick | Retirement Planning
“Tell me I am a good man”, the elderly James Ryan says   “What?”, replies his beloved wife   “Tell me I have led a good life.”   These are the last few lines of dialog from the film Saving Private Ryan. The elderly James Ryan is kneeling over a memorial grave stone in Normandy, France. He has returned to pay respects to the Captain who gave his life to save Ryan’s in 1944. James Ryan, like many people, has a deep visceral desire to leave a legacy. Do you? Do you want to know how?
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