Strategies for Success

6 09, 2018

25 Days to a Half-Marathon

2018-09-06T18:07:31-07:00September 6th, 2018|

Bellingham Bay Marathon is September 30, 2018 and I just signed up. It should be glorious. Fall color on the leaves, slight chill in the air; high energy and I will run with a great friend. He asked me to hold him accountable, so I decided to reciprocate. Why not? I mentioned it to my wife and she said “It’s only a half, you should. You have done Ironman, 2-day  Read more »

21 06, 2018

Calm Your Busy Mind

2018-06-21T14:45:32-07:00June 21st, 2018|

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday morning and you have settled in at your desk to prioritize your day. With your top three important tasks clearly outlined, you dive into the first project. Before you even realize it has happened your mind has wandered away from what you are working on. You find yourself thinking about the school function you need to attend this evening and you can’t forget to leave  Read more »

25 04, 2017

Time for a Spring Clean Up

2018-02-22T15:16:39-07:00April 25th, 2017|

The season is changing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and our teams at MSNW are preparing for Spring cleanups at our client businesses and properties. Spring is the rebirth of creation and it is a delight to see bulbs poking their heads out of the ground, colorful buds appearing on the trees, and waking to the music of happy birds. One of the gifts of Spring is that it seems  Read more »

14 03, 2017

Leadership Lessons – The Power of TEAM

2018-02-22T14:58:00-07:00March 14th, 2017|

Every year we choose a new theme at Management Services Northwest, and in 2017 our Corporate Theme is “T.E.A.M. - Together Everyone Accomplishes More." This year we want to work together to be a high functioning, highly effective team with a laser focus on our mission to be the company of highest reliability. This season I have been observing what makes teams successful from watching young high schoolers play basketball.   Read more »

16 02, 2017

How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions?

2018-02-22T14:45:54-07:00February 16th, 2017|

Just two months into the New Year and approximately 75% of us, according to a recent health poll, have already given up on those New Year's Resolutions we made for 2017. Individuals make resolutions as they desire change.  However, when it comes down to the commitment and hard work required to accomplish them, most people don't have the bandwidth and consequently drop out in a matter of weeks. Below are  Read more »

9 12, 2016

Leadership Lessons – Finding Peace this Holiday Season

2018-02-22T14:57:11-07:00December 9th, 2016|

It seems everywhere you go in December, people are rushing around in a frenzy to get ready for the Holiday season.  People ask, "Are you ready for Christmas?" I don't think they are asking about the real meaning of Christmas, meaning instead "do you have your Christmas cards out; is your shopping done yet; are you set for your parties?" Why are we so busy being busy? You have heard  Read more »

13 10, 2016

4th Quarter Reset

2018-02-22T15:04:19-07:00October 13th, 2016|

A friend of mine posted on Facebook, "I am glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." I have to agree, as Fall is a lovely time in the Northwest with crisp foggy mornings, warm afternoons, and the trees shouting their beauty in vibrant colors of orange, yellow and green. It also is a time where we are coming off summer vacations and getting back into school and  Read more »

11 08, 2016

End Your Day Well

2018-02-22T15:09:17-07:00August 11th, 2016|

Similar to an effective workout cooldown, where you unwind the body and heart rate to a resting pace, and take the time to stretch the muscles you have used, a similar wind down period at the end of your day brings you to a place of relaxation and prepares your body for a good night's sleep. Entrepreneurs and business professionals can pick up the bad habit of working at a  Read more »