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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 63

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.

 

Notes from Steve

I breathed in an unhealthy dose of fly spray today while spraying the ceiling of my garage. Unfortunately, I think the flies enjoyed the “fly death spray”. In fact, I think the can should have been labeled as fly food because I unloaded half of the can last night in...
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Amy's Reflections

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. - Maya Angelou I woke up this morning with the thought in my head of “Don’t stress, just do your best”. This seems to be my theme for parenting this week. As we head into...
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Notes from Steve

A lot of days, in a lot of situations, I have this ongoing battle within me. The battle is whether or not to say something if I see a situation that is destined for failure. (Not with my job because it is my job as CEO to speak out and...
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Amy's Reflections

A negative thinker sees a difficulty in every opportunity. A positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty. - Unknown It is officially Spring, and so far we have survived a time change, Easter, and the lovely Iowa Spring winds! I love this time of year as the grass starts...
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Notes from Steve

I went to Hope Lutheran Church last Saturday night for service because the band, Mercyme, was playing there. They’re this amazing contemporary Christian band. They were great and I enjoyed the music, but my takeaway was not the band, it was the message from the minister. Pastor Mike talked about...
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Notes from Steve

“Don’t ever lose your gratitude for the small things, someday they will be the most cherished”. A friend posted this today. I told my sister today that a certain bowl she was using was one from our grandma’s house. I have a lamp in the living room from grandma as...
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Notes from Steve

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until...
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Amy's Reflections

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy Between the funeral service I attended last week and Easter service on Sunday, I was reminded of my utter lack of musical talent. I listen to all the amazing voices around me and desperately try...
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Notes from Steve

An employee just brought her newborn up to the front office. He slept the whole time Micki was holding him. I was very jealous as "sleeping like a baby" hasn't happened in my life for the past 49 years. I told his mom to give me a call if he's...
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Amy's Reflections

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~ Doug Larson Our big excitement at our house this weekend was the hatching of one of the cockatiel eggs. The kids are thrilled to have little baby birds. I am hopeful that the parents know...
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