Placers’ Insights

To Move Forward, You Must be Still

by placers on February 7, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

If you’ve been part of the Outside Insights community for a while, you know how important I view goal setting and developing actionable steps to make them a reality. We set our sights on outcomes that we want to reach and then act with intention, every day, to achieve them – knocking tasks out one […]

5 Ways to Manage Stress

by placers on January 24, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

When I was a young man, I avoided problems and stressful situations. I operated by the mentality that if I didn’t talk about it or think about it, the stress would disappear for a brief moment. Sound familiar?   As you can guess, and likely know first-hand, the stress would always come back bigger and more […]

2020: The Year You Refuse to Settle

by placers on January 10, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

The start of the year holds so many feelings – gratitude after time spent with loved ones, perhaps a little melancholy as we settle back into the routine of things, and a hell of a lot of inspiration to make the new year the best it can be. No matter what your unique goals are, […]

7th Annual Happy Holidays Infographic

by placers on January 2, 2020 in Workforce

 

Happy Holidays from Placers! Take a look at our 2019 year in review through our 7th Annual Holiday Infographic!     Take a look at some of our infographics from the past couple of years: 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

by placers on December 20, 2019 in Outside Insights

 

Where will you be two years from now? How about 20? What short-term and long-term goals are you currently working towards? About 19 years ago, at age 32, I put it all on the line and became the fourth generation in my family to take the entrepreneurial plunge when I started my first company – […]

Why My Holiday Begins with Washing the Walls

by placers on December 9, 2019 in Outside Insights

 

Every December since 1993, I take my mother to lunch on her birthday for two to three hours of uninterrupted time. Just her and I catching up on life, sharing stories, and enjoying each other’s company.   In preparing for this year’s birthday lunch, I’ve been reflecting a lot on the woman she is and […]

Outside Insights: The Importance of Ice Cream for Breakfast

by placers on November 20, 2019 in Outside Insights

 

Recently, I connected with a dear friend and my first business mentor over breakfast – former radio executive, Cynthia Morgan.   Cynthia was the first business leader I met that “took me seriously” and set a high standard for the type of leader that I wanted to be. We met in a Dale Carnegie class […]

Outside Insights- Why Do I Hike Big Mountains?

by placers on October 22, 2019 in Outside Insights

 

Steve Jobs once said, “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” Man, am I familiar with this phrase.   Many years ago, I decided to become an entrepreneur – my first company, the CBI Group, was born. At that time, I believed that every hour I worked would equate to future value. […]

Outside Insights: The Lake of Life

by placers on October 8, 2019 in Outside Insights

 

As a member of the Scaling Up community, a strategic coach, and a business owner of a growth-oriented mid-market company, I have had the pleasure of learning life lessons from some of the best leaders and entrepreneurs on the planet. I discuss one of my favorites below – and how I’ve used it to better my life […]

Outside Insights: The Third Purpose of a Business

by placers on September 23, 2019 in Outside Insights

 

When I was 19, I was the assistant manager of a late-night sub shop on the beach. I served customers, managed employees, and reconciled any issues. At 21 I was the manager at a sporting goods store. With this position, I was tasked with managing a team of ten people, running the budget for a […]

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