Having Your BestDay

If you believe the national surveys, only 30% of employees enjoy what they do for a living. Life is too short to waste our time doing something that does not inspire us. Sometimes we just need to see the examples of others to help us chart our own course. When we meet people who love their craft - they inspire us.

Our blog, “Having Your BestDay”, are personal first-hand experiences graciously provided by members of our team, as well as other thoughts that inspire us, information that makes us think, and insights we have learned over time.


Warning, some of you who keep reading are going to be offended. This post may engender thumbs down, frowny emojis, and even some well-written, policy-like angst. Still with me? OK, I warned you. HR is dead.

Can Toxic Teams Change?

Can Toxic Teams Change?

Healthy teams are a thing. The key to achieving it is focusing on something called psychological safety. Sounds hard, but the tactics are pretty straight forward.

I was built to do this. - Todd McCauley

It was a blast to hear from Todd McCauley. Todd is a pilot, adventurer, and entrepreneur. He is the owner / agent of CENTURY 21 Eagle Rock, a full-service real estate brokerage in Eagle, Idaho. Through years of experience, trials, misses, and successes, Todd created a goal execution process that will blow your mind. In deploying his model, Todd has had extraordinary results in all areas of his life. In what will be a three-part series, Todd shares a roadmap anyone can follow.

Thinking about joining the Great Resignation?

Thinking about joining the Great Resignation?

Seems like everywhere you turn these days, someone is talking about the Great Resignation. Lots of analysis has been done trying to unpack the reasons for the record number of resignations. Our thoughts on this are more personal as we have talked individually to a lot of good people who wonder if it is time to quit, why they feel that way, and, most important, what to do next.

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question: "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Wright brothers

You Throw Like a Girl

You Throw Like a Girl

I was trying out for the middle school girls’ basketball team and during the third day of try-outs, the male coach pulled me aside and said, "You are way too aggressive on the court. If you want to make the team, you need to play like a girl. This is a girls’ team not a boys team."

2021, I'm not that into you anymore

It is probably safe to say that 2021 had its share of not best days. Whether it was economic pressures, lost jobs, homeschooling, remote work fatigue, racial injustice, divisiveness, or, tragically, death, 2021 impacted all of us. But, we have hope for 2022.

The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.


    Looking for a regular dose of inspiration - no strings attached? We are always on the hunt for people having their best day, and love to share what we find.