A Season to Celebrate

Flew out of Idaho Falls at 7 am arrived in Boston just before 2 pm. The weather Monday and Tuesday were insane at 75 degrees. A mix of blue skies and clouds, but pretty amazing for this time of year. Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe. Had fajitas, strawberry Basil lemonade and a hot fudge brownie. After got a quick drive-by tour around Boston then came back and played this awesome new game called Nertz. What a crazy night.

Beverly Regional Airport Boston
Hard Rock Boston
Fajitas for Dinner
Charles River view from Beacon Street

Started Tuesday with a run around Boston Common and the Beacon Hill area. No way I would believe it was early November here if I didn’t know it. DōTERRA class over Brunch. Sold some big kits. The afternoon was spent at Boston College. Our biz partners are Alumni and WOW what an incredible campus. Toured Gasson Hall, Fulton Hall, Bapst Library, St. Mary’s Cathedral and Alumni Stadium. Stopped at the Bookstore for souvenirs. FYI the Bookstore had apparel 25% off! The Joint Venture Celebration Event was held in Gasson Hall. The COVID Year has brought disruption and challenges but you innovate and figure things out.

Boston Common
George Washington Statue in the Gardens
Boston College Tour
Gasson Hall
Fulton Hall
The Atrium
St. Mary’s Cathedral
Bapst Library

Wednesday up early for a 5 hour road trip to Upstate New York. Arrived early afternoon and hot turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy were waiting for us. With the weather shifting a bit cooler and rainy lunch really hit the spot. Enjoyed an afternoon nap and our first strategy session focused on brainstorming. Did not work on any ideas just the challenges ahead and kept it to an hour.

To the Veterans I hope your day was met with appreciation. Your gift of service by you and your loved ones will never be forgotten.

Thursday the men and boys went fishing. Girls enjoyed some R&R and exploring. I got a great run 5 mile run in. Two strategy sessions today. Another round of brainstorming for an hour then a a couple hours after dinner throwing ideas at the board. It’s amazing how we have gone from identifying the obstacles to possible solutions to validation. Fresh perspective absolutely.

Last full day here. Friday the 13th. The second of the year. First was March 13th when the World shut down. Time always passes too fast and too peacefully here at the Retreat or in Cape Cod. An irony being on the East Coast that there are places of calm between the metropolises. Another run, breakfast, strategy session, yoga, dinner and Karaoke. Solidified a plan for our Christmas Projects. The final piece was presented this morning. Chef is preparing a dinner tonight of the guys catch yesterday. Fireworks over the water tonight and an insane evening of Karaoke. The staff joined in and some serious talent may have been discovered. Crashed way later than I should have.

Saturday up early to fly home. Arrived just after 11 in Idaho Falls. Grabbed Costa Vida on the way home. Sadly Boston College lost to Notre Dame this afternoon. Picked up a ton of groceries for the Homestead and Basecamp tonight. The cashier actually had fear in her eyes when we had four carts in tow. They closed the lane. Seriously though we needed to resupply. Snow is expected all day tomorrow in Swan Valley. Planning on four nights down there if we can get in. Will leave late tomorrow afternoon when Keith finishes up.

This week has been a good reminder that you can’t do it alone. I have heard the admonition to surround yourself by people smarter than you. Truly witnessed that this trip. Never realize the success or potential you have without capable and committed people sharing the journey. For those that own businesses treat your people well. Be good to them. Your loyalty and kindness are perhaps the greatest investment you can make in your Enterprise.

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