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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 57

Enjoy these weekly insights from our Senior Leadership team.

Senior Leaders include: Steve Simonin, President & CEO; Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO; Cindy Hunter, CQO; Holly Martin, HRO; Greg Polzin, CFO; Regan Swisher, CCO; and Ashley Recknor, Specialty Services Officer.

 

Amy's Reflections

“Spend as much time as possible with positive, joyful people and as little time as possible with negative, unhappy people.” ~ Molly Friedenfeld It has been so nice to see the sun the last few days. I love how just seeing the sun can improve everyone’s mood and put a...
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Notes from Steve

When in doubt – flee. This is my motto for today. I was excited to have an active cat because I’ve had mice in my house before, but then I read that a sign of affection is when a cat presents his dead prey to you. In your bed probably...
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Notes from Steve

February one. Hmmm … I hate this month. Hate.this.month. #februaryhater. However, being on a path of healthy perspectives and rising above the emotions, I am compelled to not judge this month by what it is (a small, cold, dark month designed to test the will of even the strongest) but...
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Amy's Reflections

“Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, Wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them.” ~ Dr. Jonas Salk I constantly say that parenting isn’t for the faint hearted. This week Rick and I had two opportunities with regards to Shaila....
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Notes from Steve

I went to the Ragbrai announcement party the other night. If you have ever had the desire to ride the whole week of Ragbrai or even just a day – this is the year. It’s up this way, Northern Iowa, and flat. Janel, for years told me I should ride...
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Notes from Steve

I thought my hair looked darker when I looked into the mirror this morning. Instantly I moved to “because of my mega vitamin intake and massive exercise, I must be aging backwards.” I’m halfway expecting my wrinkles and sore joints to be replaced with smooth skin and a bounce in...
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Amy's Reflections

“Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love or simply give a smile. What does that cost? The point is, none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give.” ―...
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Notes from Steve

Encourage courage. This is kind of a theme for me lately. As I wrote last week I was skiing with my family last week in Steamboat Springs.*One of the family members hadn’t skied before and despite being drug on the ski lift and completely humiliated, he went back and skied...
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Notes from Steve

So here it is the new year, and I’m already expecting negative news. “Steve, hope and optimism are on our collective plates, be happy!” Yes, I know … I’m supposed to be on vacation, flying to Colorado to ski with the nephews and niece, but Winter Storm Helena is coming...
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Amy's Reflections

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” ~ Leo Tolstoy The other night I was attempting to prepare supper. We were going to have a simple supper of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I went to the store with Maleigha and picked up two cans of tomato...
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